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Pettis couldn't see out of eye after early punch
(mmafighting.com)
Though he didn't want to make excuses, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis said he couldn't see out of his right eye after a Rafael dos Anjos punch in the first round.
Submitted Mar 15, 2015 3:08PM by FastKnockout - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White on Johny Hendricks’ win over Matt Brown: ‘I didn't love it’
(mmafighting.com)
DALLAS -- Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks used a steady diet of takedowns and ground and pound to drown Matt Brown for three rounds and score a much-needed decision win on Saturday night at UFC 185. But despite the lopsided nature of the fight, Hendricks' first reaction was to criticize his own performance as lackluster, and in that, UFC President Dana White seemed to agree.
Submitted Mar 15, 2015 3:06PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Overeem Compares Roy Nelson to The Hulk: ‘Every Time I Hit Him, He Got More Angry’
(sherdog.com)
Overeem Compares Roy Nelson to The Hulk: ‘Every Time I Hit Him, He Got More Angry’.
Submitted Mar 15, 2015 3:02PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After UFC-debut win, Joseph Duffy undecided on potential move down to featherweight
(mmajunkie.com)
DALLAS – Perhaps Joseph Duffy isn’t going to celebrate his UFC-debut win with a move down to featherweight, after all.
Submitted Mar 15, 2015 3:00PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Despite late kick to Sergio Pettis' pants, Dana White all good with Ryan Benoit
(mmajunkie.com)
DALLAS – UFC President Dana White said he was on Twitter when UFC flyweight Ryan Benoit got overheated following a knockout of Sergio Pettis and let fly a kick that landed after the bell.
Submitted Mar 15, 2015 2:58PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Johny Hendricks not 'going to lie,' wants champ Robbie Lawler at Houston's UFC 192
(mmajunkie.com)
DALLAS – In a perfect world, former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will fight twice in 2015, never leave his home state, and have the belt back around his waist by year’s end.
Submitted Mar 15, 2015 2:55PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White interested in Alistair Overeem vs. Junior dos Santos next
(bloodyelbow.com)
Following an impressive, albeit tentative, performance from on Saturday night against Roy Nelson, UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem is already being thrust into new berths moments after earning the victory.
Submitted Mar 15, 2015 11:09AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White: Rafael dos Anjos injured, but likely to meet Cerrone-Nurmagomedov winner
(mmajunkie.com)
Newly minted UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos’ performance against Anthony Pettis was shocking to behold, but it might be all the more impressive considering an obstacle he overcame to make it to the fight. Dos Anjos (24-7 MMA, 12-5 UFC), according to UFC President Dana White, tore his medial collateral ligament (MCL) two weeks prior to his title-winning headliner against champ Pettis (18-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) on Saturday at UFC 185. White, speaking to MMAjunkie at the post-event news conference at Dallas’ American Airlines Center, joked: “Just my luck, guy who wins the title is hurt.” Pettis, of course, emerged from a title winning performance in August 2013 with an injured knee that kept him sidelined for more than a year. Dos Anjos’ injury, however, might not be as severe. An MCL injury is considered less severe than a tear of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), which Pettis suffered.
Submitted Mar 15, 2015 3:23AM by Budgellism - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC sets event returns to Houston, San Diego and Nashville later this year
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC on Saturday made official the locations for three upcoming events in three different parts of the country. The UFC 192 pay-per-view will take place Oct. 3 at Toyota Center in Houston. UFC Fight Night 75 is set for Aug. 8 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. And UFC Fight Night 72 will go down July 15 at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. No headliners were announced for any of the three cards.
Submitted Mar 15, 2015 3:22AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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UFC 185 bonuses: Who joined the two new champs with $50,000 checks?
(mmajunkie.com)
DALLAS – Rafael dos Anjos, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Ross Pearson and Beneil Dariush each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC 185 event. All four won “Performance of the Night” bonuses; no “Fight of the Night” honor was given. UFC President Dana White announced the winners at the post-event news conference, which MMAjunkie attended.
Submitted Mar 15, 2015 3:21AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 185 weigh-in results: Pettis-dos Anjos, Esparza-Jedrzejczyk on
(mmajunkie.com)
DALLAS – MMAjunkie was on scene and reporting live from today’s UFC 185 fighter weigh-ins, where all fighters on the main card made weight for Saturday’s event.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 7:36PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Aldo Promises Announcement After Title Defense Against McGregor at UFC 189
(sherdog.com)
Jose Aldo Promises Announcement After Title Defense Against McGregor at UFC 189.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 4:12PM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
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Chris Cariaso: If Henry Cejudo doesn't make weight, I'm not fighting him
(mmajunkie.com)
If Henry Cejudo doesn’t make weight, Saturday’s UFC 185 event is going to need a new pay-per-view opener. Chris Cariaso (17-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC), who meets Cejudo (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in the first PPV bout at Dallas’ American Airlines Center, is putting his foot down when it comes to the former Olympic gold-medal wrestler, who’s repeatedly struggled to make the 126-pound limit for the flyweight division. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 8:55AM by Wez - 8 comments
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Texas Combative Sports Program to Test Entire UFC 185 Card for PEDs, Drugs of Abuse
(sherdog.com)
Texas Combative Sports Program to Test Entire UFC 185 Card for PEDs, Drugs of Abuse.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 2:47AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Munoz: Hard to speculate if Rousey can beat men
(mixedmartialarts.com)
"Someone in the UFC said that Ronda can beat 50% of the men, but it's totally different man," Munoz explained during a live chat with ABS-CBN Sports. "It's totally different. It's hard to say, and you can speculate all you want. She can definitely compete, but I don't know if it's true." "She is truly unbelievable though. She's great and she's an amazing person," he said. "She can definitely match them technique per technique (in grappling)," Munoz said about Rousey's chances. "I definitely believe she can compete with them, but it's too hard to speculate if she can actually beat (most of the men) in MMA."
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 1:24AM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ann Osman not trying to sell sex appeal
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Ann "Athena" Osman is in a class of one - she is female, Muslim, Malaysian, and one of the biggest stars in One Championship, the biggest MMA promotion in Asia. Marc Raimondi for MMAFighting.com spoke with Osman, ahead of her fight with Walaa Abbas on Friday at One Championship 25. UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey recently landed in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue, wearing not much more than nothing in some shots.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 1:23AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Henry Cejudo reverts to 'prison lifestyle,' guarantees he'll make flyweight prior to UFC 185
(mmafighting.com)
DALLAS -- Henry Cejudo talks about his UFC 185 fight against Chris Cariaso, why he'll make flyweight this time around, people betting on his weight cut, reverting to a "prison lifestyle," getting his career back on track in December, and much more.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 1:20AM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Roy Nelson on UFC's new drug policy: 'Is it really going to make a difference?'
(mmafighting.com)
DALLAS -- Roy Nelson could be accused of a lot of things, but being a drug cheat isn't one of them. Three years before increased testing was the topic du jour in mixed martial arts, Nelson was leading the drug-free campaign largely by himself, attempting to sway opponents Shane Carwin and Matt Mitrione into signing up for Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) testing in late 2012, then signing himself up anyway once both men balked at the opportunity.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 1:18AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 61 drug tests results come back clean
(mmafighting.com)
All 22 fighters who competed at UFC Fight Night 61 tested clean in the drug test.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 12:36AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cris Cyborg reacts to Ronda Rousey vs Laila Ali: If size doesn't matter, why won't you fight me?
(mmamania.com)
If "Rowdy" has no qualms in challenging the much bigger Laila Ali, it's proof that she's scurred.
Submitted Mar 12, 2015 11:08PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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