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Dana White: Jose Aldo 'did not have a broken rib,' the x-rays he released showed an 'old injury'
LAS VEGAS -- Dana White doubled down Friday on the idea that Jose Aldo withdrew from UFC 189's main event against Conor McGregor with a bruised rib and cartilage, and not the broken rib many believed after Aldo's team released x-rays of the injury that sunk the biggest featherweight fight in UFC history less than two week's out from fight night. "So what happened was, when the pictures went out onto the internet, right, and you saw this rib down here, that was an old injury," the UFC president said. "That was an old injury that was calcified white. The real injury was the bruised rib and cartilage. He had a bruised rib and cartilage. And the big problem for Aldo in taking the fight, wasn't the fight. It was making weight. "He had to cut something like 24 pounds, and if he couldn't physically do it the way that he does it, he was afraid that he couldn't make weight," White continued. "That was really the issue. But he did not have a broken rib. It was a bruise. Every x-ray he sent out was of an old injury. What you saw right there on his body was an old injury, not a new injury. "It wasn't UFC doctors (who cleared him), either. It was three different doctors."
Submitted Jul 10, 2015 4:56PM by Shawn91111 - 22 comments
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Dana White: Landmark UFC 200 set for July 2, 2016, at Las Vegas' new arena
You can go ahead and start making your plans now for next year’s “International Fight Week.” It has its anchor, and it’s another landmark. UFC 200 will take place July 2, 2016, in Las Vegas – at the city’s new and still under-construction venue, MGM-AEG Arena, just west of MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Submitted Jul 10, 2015 4:43PM by GDPofMPG - 8 comments
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Chad Laprise to Face Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night in Saskatoon on Aug.23
Chad Laprise to Face Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night in Saskatoon on Aug.23.
Submitted Jul 10, 2015 2:23PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Bec Rawlings out, Joanne Calderwood gets new UFC Fight Night 72 opponent
with bec rawlings (6-4 mma, 1-1 ufc) forced out of next week’s ufc fight night 72 event in scotland, joanne calderwood (9-1 mma, 1-1 ufc) now faces a promotional newcomer. ufc officials announced cortney casey (4-1 mma, 0-0 ufc) has agreed to step in on one week’s notice to meet the scottish striker.
With Bec Rawlings (6-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) forced out of next week’s UFC Fight Night 72 event in Scotland, Joanne Calderwood (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) now faces a promotional newcomer. UFC officials announced Cortney Casey (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has agreed to step in on one week’s notice to meet the Scottish striker. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jul 10, 2015 11:49AM by Wez - 3 comments
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It was Hayder Hassan’s idea to donate 'TUF 21' money to Wounded Warrior Project
On the 12th and final taped episode of “The Ultimate Fighter 21,” American Top Team head Dan Lambert announces his squad is donating $200,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project after winning the team vs. team reality show tournament against the Blackzilians. On the season finale of the show, which aired Wednesday night on FOX Sports 1, it looks as though Lambert is the one initiating the donation to the fund, which benefits wounded U.S. soldiers and is a cause long supported by the UFC. But Lambert said it was actually the idea of Hayder Hassan, who delivered the team its victory with a split-call over Blackzilians fighter Vicente Luque on Episode No. 12.
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 3:00PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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Velasquez Healthy, Targeting UFC 192 Return
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is looking to do something he hasn't done in over six years, and that's return to the Octagon less than four months after his last fight. If everything goes according to PLAN, mixed martial arts (MMA) fans can expect to see him in action at the upcoming UFC 192 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place on Oct. 3, 2015 inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, according to a report from UFC Tonight.
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 2:57PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
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UFC unveils new logo, other visual changes
UFC 189 will be a milestone of sorts for the world's top MMA promotion. Apart from a highly anticipated card with two title fights, it will also kick off the new Reebok deal, the revamped drug testing policy with USADA, and as just announced, a new UFC logo. Here's a photo of the tweaked version of their logo:
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 2:51PM by Budgellism - 19 comments
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Teemu Packalen in for Jake Matthews against Mickael Lebout at UFC Fight Night 72
Jake Matthews (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been injured and is out of his UFC Fight Night 72 bout with Mickael Lebout (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Teemu Packalen (7-0 MMA, 0-0) will step in for the lightweight bout and face Lebout on short-notice. The change was announced on the UFC UK Twitter account. The latest UFC Fight Night 72 CARD now includes: Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites Evan Dunham vs. Ross Pearson Joseph Duffy vs. Ivan Jorge Leon Edwards vs. Pawel Pawlak Leonardo Mafra vs. Stevie Ray Paul Redmond vs. Robert Whiteford Joanne Calderwood vs. Bec Rawlings Konstantin Erokhin vs. Daniel Omielanczuk Mickael Lebout vs. Teemu Packalen Ilir Latifi vs. Hans Stringer Paddy Holohan vs. Vaughan Lee
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 2:48PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Kajan Johnson vs. Naoyuki Kotani set for UFC Fight Night 76
The CARD for UFC Fight Night 76 is coming together quickly with the announcement of a lightweight bout between Canada’s Kajan Johnson (20-11-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Japan’s Naoyuki Kotani (33-12-7 MMA, 0-2 UFC). The bout was announced on the UFC’s official website. The UFC Fight Night 76 lineup includes: Josh Barnett vs. Roy Nelson Roan Carneiro vs. Gegard Mousasi Kyoji Horiguchi vs. opponent TBA Li Jingliang vs. Kiichi Kunimoto Matt Hobar vs. Norifumi Yamamoto opponent TBA vs. opponent TBA – finals of Road to UFC: Japan Kajan Johnson vs. Naoyuki Kotani
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 2:45PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Antonio Braga Neto out, Dominique Steele in against Zak Cummings at UFC on FOX 16
Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Dominique Steele (13-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will have an OPPORTUNITY to compete on the big stage of the UFC after Antonio Braga Neto (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) was forced out of his UFC on FOX 16 bout with Zak Cummings (17-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC). The change was announced by the UFC on Wednesday. With the change, the UFC on FOX 16 card now includes: MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Champ T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao – for bantamweight title Jessica Eye vs. Miesha Tate Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder Takanori Gomi vs. Joe Lauzon PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX, 6 p.m. ET) Tom Lawlor vs. Gian Villante Danny Castillo vs. Jim Miller Kenny Robertson vs. Ben Saunders Bryan Caraway vs. Eddie Wineland PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4:15 p.m. ET) Daron Cruickshank vs. James Krause Andrew Holbrook vs. Ramsey Nijem Jessamyn Duke vs. Elizabeth Phillips Zak Cummings vs. Dominique Steele
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 2:42PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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UFC Heavyweight Travis Browne accused of domestic violence after abusive pics surface on Instagram
Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contender, Travis Browne, could find himself in hot water with the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion after his girlfriend -- Jenna Renee Webb -- took to Instagram to reveal that she was allegedly on the wrong end of "Hapa's" fists. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 10:31AM by Wez - 11 comments
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Sunday's TUF 21 Finale card complete with Hassan-Usman, Graves-Luque
The final episode of “The Ultimate Fighter 21: ATT vs. Blackzilians” aired tonight. With that, the lineup is set for Sunday’s TUF 21 Finale in Las VEGAS. In the matchup that will determine which team receives a $300,000 prize and the “TUF” trophy, American Top Team’s Hayder Hassan (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will take on Kamaru Usman (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) of the Blackzilians in a welterweight matchup. The Complete TUF 21 Finale card includes: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 9 p.m. ET) Jake Ellenberger vs. Stephen Thompson Hayder Hassan vs. Kamaru Usman – “TUF 21? welterweight tournament final Michael Graves vs. Vicente Luque Cezar Ferreira vs. Jorge Masvidal Angela Magana vs. Michelle Waterson Russell Doane vs. Jerrod Sanders PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET) Willie Gates vs. Darrell Montague Maximo Blanco vs. Mike De La Torre Caio Magalhaes vs. Josh Samman Dan Miller vs. Trevor Smith PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET) George Sullivan vs. Dom Waters
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 5:08AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Rashad Evans vs. Ryan Bader set for UFC 192
Houston's Toyota Center will be the site for one of the most important light heavyweight fights of the year, as former world champion Rashad Evans returns to the Octagon for the first time in nearly two years to face fellow 205-pound contender Ryan "Darth" Bader in a UFC 192 bout on Saturday, October 3. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jul 8, 2015 9:02PM by Wez - 7 comments
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Jose Aldo 'would've made close to $4 million' to fight Conor McGregor
The outspoken UFC featherweight champ has long been a proponent for higher fighter pay. And now, according to UFC President Dana White, Aldo was finally in line to get that big payday he wanted oh-so-badly before a rib injury forced him to pull out of Saturday's UFC 189 main event against arch-nemesis Conor McGregor.
Submitted Jul 8, 2015 4:32PM by scpd400 - 5 comments
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Dana White: Jose Aldo Should Have Been Wearing Rib Protection While Sparring
Jose Aldo has struggled with injuries throughout his UFC tenure, but Dana White believes the reigning featherweight champion’s most recent ailment could have been prevented. The Nova Uniao representative fractured his rib while sparring less than three weeks away from his title defense against Conor McGregor at UFC 189. After some debate over the severity of the injury, Aldo was forced to withdraw from what would likely have been the biggest payday of his career. “In this case, Aldo was going to make millions of dollars in this fight. This was the biggest fight of his career, financially and every other way. So the guy is hurt, not to mention the fact Andre Pederneiras, his trainer, sent me the video of him getting kicked,” White told the “The Jim Rome Show” on Tuesday. “It’s a spinning heel kick to the ribs. The sparring partner shouldn’t have been throwing at him two weeks before the biggest fight of his life anyway.” Link
Submitted Jul 8, 2015 1:46PM by bjj1605 - 13 comments
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UFC Octagon girl Brittney Palmer's husband charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to kill her
Move over War Machine, you could be getting some company in the big house. *He is expected to appear before the judge later today (July 8, 2015) in Los Angeles Municipal Court.* (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jul 8, 2015 7:53AM by Wez - 13 comments
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Flyweight Prospects Ray Borg, Geane Herrera Set to Clash at UFC Fight Night in Nashville
Flyweight Prospects Ray Borg, Geane Herrera Set to Clash at UFC Fight Night in Nashville.
Submitted Jul 7, 2015 10:28AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Dana White working on reality show with Matt Serra
No it's not another season of the Ultimate Fighter, but Dana White is getting another reality show together, this one with former WW champ Matt Serra and longtime friend Nick 'The Tooth' Gallo.
Submitted Jul 7, 2015 10:24AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Cerrone asks for Iaquinta bout
If the UFC needs a fighter on short notice to fight Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night San Diego, Donald Cerrone might know a guy.
Submitted Jul 7, 2015 10:23AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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Hioki, Jimmo among 14 fighters released by UFC
Hatsu Hioki's disappointing run in the UFC has ended, as he is part of 14 fighters who have been let go by the promotion.
Submitted Jul 7, 2015 10:21AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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