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Michinori Tanaka suspended nine months for positive drug test at UFC Fight Night 52
(mmajunkie.com)
Michinori Tanaka tested positive for a pair of banned substances following his most recent fight, and has been suspended by the UFC.
Submitted Dec 2, 2014 4:18PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Koscheck meets Jake Ellenberger, not Neil Magny, at UFC 184
(mmajunkie.com)
Josh Koscheck will fight at UFC 184, but it won’t be against fellow welterweight Neil Magny.
Submitted Dec 2, 2014 2:18PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC partners with Reebok for uniform program; rankings to determine fighter pay
(mmajunkie.com)
A long-rumored UFC uniform program, now officially known as the UFC’s “athlete outfitting policy,” is finally a reality. UFC officials today announced that, beginning in July 2015, Reebok will serve as the exclusive worldwide outfitter for the world’s largest MMA promotion. “We have come to an agreement for what we think is a landmark deal for both the sport of mixed martial arts, as well as our brand in the UFC,” UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said. “We look at this as Reebok and the UFC are essentially changing the sport’s landscape again. This clearly has never been done in combat sports.” Financial terms of the six-year partnership were not released, but UFC officials said that though the agreement represents the most valuable non-broadcast contract the company has ever signed, the UFC will not directly profit from the new deal. Instead, company execs said the deal is structured so that the “vast majority of the revenue” from the deal – taking out only the costs associated with administering the new program – will be paid directly to UFC fighters.
Submitted Dec 2, 2014 11:39AM by isk - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joseph Benavidez: I think the last thing the division needs is a champion nicknamed ‘Uncle Creepy’
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC flyweight competitor Joseph Benavidez explains why he believes Ian McCall would be a disastrous champion for the UFC.
Submitted Dec 2, 2014 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Belcher to return in summer at 205-pounds
(bloodyelbow.com)
Alan Belcher reveals he will likely move up to light-heavyweight when he makes his return to the cage next summer.
Submitted Dec 2, 2014 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC removes 3 fighters, including Anthony Njokuani, from roster
(bloodyelbow.com)
It looks like former WEC staple and UFC action fighter Anthony Njokuani may be taking his next bout outside the UFC.
Submitted Dec 1, 2014 6:12PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gus Wants Jones, Not Cormier: 'It's Personal'
(mmamania.com)
But it doesn't necessarily mean "The Mauler" is rooting for "Bones."
Submitted Dec 1, 2014 6:08PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar spar on Twitter, state cases for UFC title shot
(mmajunkie.com)
Who’s up next for UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo? Two top candidates are actively campaigning.
Submitted Dec 1, 2014 12:25PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hector Lombard wants St-Pierre fight in Melbourne
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC welterweight competitor Hector Lombard is interested in a match-up against former kingpin Georges St. Pierre.
Submitted Dec 1, 2014 11:32AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC cut Dashon Johnson because 'Fly Boy' violated terms of ZUFFA contract
(mmamania.com)
Dashon Johnson was once a promising MMA fighter from Escondido who was 9-0 as a pro. Two straight losses seemed to be reason enough for UFC to cut him and have him rebuild his career on the regional circuit, but new reasons for his release have emerged.
Submitted Dec 1, 2014 10:40AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
McGregor: In the end, I respect everybody
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC Featherweight competitor Conor McGregor discusses his heated Q&A session in Brazil ahead of UFC 179.
Submitted Dec 1, 2014 10:28AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Still considering retirement, Bobby Green not sure he can ever please both fans and judges
(mmajunkie.com)
Bobby Green (23-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) didn’t really enjoy his Thanksgiving. Sure, the time with family was great, but Green is still steaming after a unanimous-decision loss to Edson Barboza (15-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) and isn’t certain whether or not he wants to continue in the sport.
Submitted Dec 1, 2014 10:25AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rousey recalls the staredown she lost
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Ronda Rousey has never lost a mixed martial arts fight, and knows how to staredown, but at last week's "The Time is Now" media event, she talked about the staredown she lost.
Submitted Nov 30, 2014 6:15PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jim Ross Compares Brock Lesnar To Muhammad Ali, Talks Ronda Rousey At WrestleMania 31
(mmanews.com)
WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross, who along with being a legendary television announcer was also once the WWE’s Vice President of Talent Relations, recently spoke about Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey during an interview with Alternative Nation.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 7:40PM by tildengolfer - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bas Rutten Points Out Brock Lesnar’s MMA Weaknesses, Explains How They Can Be Fixed
(mmanews.com)
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion and current co-host of AXS TV’s “Inside MMA,” Bas Rutten, recently took the time to break down what he feels is missing from former fighter-turned-pro wrestler Brock Lesnar’s overall MMA game.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 7:39PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
What UFC 360 Magazine Fails To Do For Their Prospective Fighters
(mmanews.com)
Upon the face of the current “UFC 360? issue stands a crossed-armed, surprisingly buff, former Camp Rock serenader Nick Jonas. The 22 year old teen sensation must have turned UFC fans heads when they realized it was him and not a established UFC fighter photographed for their cover. The reason for his feature in the magazine is his participation in the new MMA series, ‘The Kingdom’, a drama surrounded around colourful and athletic characters set in the back drop of a MMA gym.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 7:38PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Victorian Election 2014 results pave way for long-awaited UFC debut in Melbourne
(mmamania.com)
Prior to this week's election, cagefighting was outlawed in Melbourne, Australia, under a controversial ban that is expected to be overturned with Labor's triumphant win "Down Under." That means UFC is likely to follow through with its promise to bring a major UFC event to Melbourne in Nov. 2015.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 7:34PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC odds: Conor McGregor opens as massive 10-to-1 favorite over Dennis Siver for Boston romp on Jan. 18
(mmamania.com)
It has been said that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight phenom Conor McGregor can shut down an entire country. Looks like he can shut down the betting window, too.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 7:33PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Rarrrrrgh! Vitor Belfort blasts jazz music, bangs out squats without breaking his elbows (Video)
(mmamania.com)
Hot damn, Vitor Belfort is in THE ZONE!!! The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight No. 1 contender is showing you, the curious mixed martial arts (MMA) fan, just how powerful he is, even without testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). And forget about his physical prowess, as "The Phenom" is so locked in, he can even do crazy elbow squats while listening to jazz music!
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 7:32PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anthony Johnson hopes Daniel Cormier defeats Jon Jones; believes Alexander Gustafsson beat 'Bones' back at UFC 165
(mmamania.com)
Not one to mince words, Johnson not only hopes that Cormier beats Jones for the belt at UFC 182 on Jan. 3, he believes "The Mauler" Alexander Gustafsson already did back at UFC 165 in September.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 7:31PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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