Northcutt opponnent fails drug test for UFC 192
UFC lightweight Francisco Trevino had a bad day at UFC 192. First he failed to make weight, coming in at 160 for a 156 lbs limit division; he did not look like he went through a long, hard cut. Then he lost via ferocious TKO in the first. Then he shoved referee Herb Dean after the loss.
Now the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has announced that Trevino failed a recreational drug test, with a urine sample showing 85 ng/ml of marijuana metabolites. The TDLR’s limit is 50 ng/ml.
Nick Diaz White House Petition Hits 100,000 Signatures
A petition to the White House to lift the five-year ban on Nick Diaz has reached its goal of 100,000 signatures.
At the time of this writing, the petition has hit 111,868 signatures. The threshold of 100,000 is needed within thirty-days in order to merit a response from the White House; the petition hit the six-figure mark with two days to spare. Assistant White House Press Secretary Frank Benenati told MMAjunkie that “We do plan on responding within 60 days, per our new rule.”
Georges St-Pierre sounds off on Nick Diaz's five-year suspension
Georges St-Pierre was one of the loudest advocates for more stringent drug testing regimes in mixed martial arts during his latter years in the sport, but even he can see the lunacy in the five-year suspension the Nevada Athletic Commission handed down last month to his former rival, Nick Diaz.
"Personally, I think five years is too much," St-Pierre told Canadian outlet RDS. "Especially when you think about Anderson Silva and other guys who were doping and received a lighter suspension compared to [Diaz].
Ronda Rousey's mother says daughter's coach Edmond Tarverydan is 'terrible' and a 'bad person'
Ronda Rousey's mother is nothing if not brutally honest. And for the first time, she is making it known how she feels about Rousey's coach.
AnnMaria DeMars is not a fan of Edmond Tarverdyan as a coach or a human being, she told LatiNation in a recently released video.
"I think Edmond is a terrible coach and I will say it publicly," DeMars said. "I think he's a terrible coach. I think he hit the lottery when Ronda walked in there. She was winning before she ever met him. She probably won 99 percent of the judo matches she ever fought in."
Stipe Miocic out of next weeks fight with Ben Rothwell
An undisclosed injury has scratched UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic from next week’s UFC Fight Night 76 co-headliner, and a replacement search is underway.
Sources with knowledge of the situation today confirmed the news with MMAjunkie. The sources asked for anonymity because they are not authorized to publicly discuss the matter. Miocic’s manager and UFC officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
UFC inks undefeated heavyweight Jarjis Danho
The UFC has added undefeated heavyweight Jarjis Danho (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to the promotion’s active roster.
Danho’s management team, Control Master Management, announced the move, and MMAjunkie subsequently confirmed the deal with UFC officials.
'Cyborg' says she's been bullied by UFC president Dana White, champ Ronda Rousey
While their relationship has never been all that great, Cristiane Justino and the UFC seem to be drifting further and further apart.
“Cyborg,” the reigning Invicta FC featherweight champion, has long been considered a potential future opponent for UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. While the 10-pound difference has halted any shot of real fighting in the cage, it’s led to more than a few online feuds between the two fighters, as well as UFC President Dana White.
Two UFC Fighters were infected by IV rehydration
I was on a plane going to ref in Arizona once when I noticed a red line running down from my hand, and up a vein in my arm. I knew it was an infection, and marked the progress with a pen as it crawled up my arm. I found a Doc in a Box when I landed and got a scrip for antibiotics and in 12 hours or so, the red line started to recede.
Nik Lentz writes B.J. Penn a poem you have to read
Well, now Lentz has changed his mind – or maybe not. Appearing this week on Chael Sonnen’s “You’re Welcome” podcast, he opined on a potential fight with the now-retired Penn and likened it to fighting a drunk uncle at a family barbecue – neither helpful nor compassionate.
To top it off, the American Top Team fighter wrote a poem about Penn before dropping the mic and hanging up.
Jose Aldo thinks a fighters' union 'would be great'
The No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC supports the idea of a fighters' union, and doesn’t rule out helping start one in the future.
UFC featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo, who faces interim champion Conor McGregor at UFC 194 in Las Vegas on Dec. 12, believes that a union "would be great" for MMA athletes, and has a theory on why fighters never started one before.
Anthony Johnson wants fight with Ryan Bader, who covets UFC light heavyweight title shot
No doubt to put himself back in line for a title shot, onetime UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Johnson wants a fight with the surging Ryan Bader, his management team said.
Johnson (20-5 MMA, 11-5 UFC), who lost a bid for the vacant belt in May to champ Daniel Cormier, would also get a little bit of payback – Bader’s (20-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC) recent win at this month’s UFC 192 came over a longtime teammate, ex-champ Rashad Evans (19-4-1 MMA, 14-4-1 UFC).