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Dana White to Holly Holm: On July 9th, Ronda Rousey is your next opponent
(espn.go.com)
The UFC has targeted a bantamweight title rematch between Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey on July 9 in Las Vegas, despite a report that Holm wishes to fight sooner. UFC president Dana White told Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that "it's Rousey" next for Holm. The Times printed a story earlier this week, quoting Holm's manager, Lenny Fresquez, stating Holm has interest in fighting Miesha Tate instead. White insisted Rousey would be ready. We're real concerned with [Fresquez's] opinion," White said, sarcastically.
Submitted Dec 10, 2015 3:22PM by GDPofMPG - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Jose Aldo Shoots Down Rumors That He Will Retire Following UFC 194
(sherdog.com)
Before he broke rib and had to withdraw from UFC 189, Jose Aldo teased that he would make a big announcement following his scheduled bout with Conor McGregor. "After that fight, you will know what's gonna happen. The UFC knows, I know, and everything is already set," Aldo told Sherdog.com in March. "As soon as I beat Conor McGregor, you will know what's gonna be my next step."
Submitted Dec 10, 2015 10:36AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Finalist Forced Out of The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale Due to Legal Issue
(mmaweekly.com)
On the final episode of The Ultimate Fighter 22: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber, two fighters punched their ticket into the finals, but only one will compete at the finale on Friday.TUF 22 Logo McGregor vs Faber 750 England’s Saul Rogers defeated Poland’s Marcin Wrzosek by rear-naked choke in the first semi-final bout to seemingly advance to the finals. Europe’s Artem Lobov completed his second-chance journey to the finals in the second semi-final round bout against American Julian Erosa.
Submitted Dec 10, 2015 10:21AM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, UFC
 
Fabricio Wedrum vs. Cain Velasquez II set for UFC 196 in February
(mmajr.co)
UFC President Dana White confirmed on Wednesday that a rematch between UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez will take place at UFC 196 early next year. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Dec 9, 2015 7:41PM by Wez - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Holly Holm's team pushing to make first title defense to Miesha Tate, not Ronda Rousey
(mmafighting.com)
It doesn't sound like Ronda Rousey could be ready to fight anytime soon. Rousey told ESPN this week that she could be months away from "eating an apple," so a rematch with women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm at UFC 200 in July may be wishful thinking. Holm's manager Lenny Fresquez met with UFC officials Monday and has already been given a proposal to book Holm for the July 9 event in the new Las Vegas Arena.
Submitted Dec 9, 2015 12:56PM by GDPofMPG - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Photos: Jon Jones looks massive next to Arlovski, talks 'much better life' at heavyweight
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones may not be staying much longer in the division after his planned return against Daniel Cormier next year. The pound-for-pound great has been continuing his powerlifting, and took to social media about his preparation. Today, he did a 500 lbs squat, which is a personal record for him. He also teased a move to heavyweight as he posted a clip about eating a large amount of food, good for several people. "Earned the light heavyweight title back then moved to heavyweight?" Jones wrote on Instagram. "The thought of lifting heavier and eating more is tarting to sound like a much better life to me."
Submitted Dec 9, 2015 10:22AM by JLS1980 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White House releases official response to Nick Diaz petition
(mmafighting.com)
The White House has spoken. Even if there isn't much to say. An online White House petition regarding Nick Diaz's five-year suspension by the Nevada Athletic Commission garnered more than 100,000 signatures this fall, earning a response. That response came in Tuesday and, as expected, didn't offer any kind of resolution. "The federal government plays no role in the disciplinary actions taken by state athletic commissions, so we are not in a position to address the specific request raised in your petition," the statement read. The good news for Diaz fans is that the NAC and his legal team are currently in settlement talks and that five-year suspension could be reduced significantly. Diaz, a popular UFC fighter, was suspended for five years and fined $165,000 following a third marijuana offense in Nevada after his UFC 183 bout with Anderson Silva in January.
Submitted Dec 9, 2015 10:16AM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Aldo’s wife: Dana White pressured Aldo to fight injured at UFC 189
(mmafighting.com)
Jose Aldo will finally face Conor McGregor in the main event at UFC 194, but his family says they haven’t forgotten what happened back in June. The undisputed UFC featherweight fractured his rib weeks before UFC 189, when Aldo and "The Notorious" were first slated to meet, and eventually pulled out of the bout. Aldo’s camp and UFC president Dana White still disagree about his injury, with White saying doctors guaranteed his rib wasn’t broken, just bruised.
Submitted Dec 8, 2015 6:44PM by kopower - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC is returning to Pittsburgh in February
(bluegrassmma.com)
Huge news was just announced as the UFC will once again return to the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh for UFC Fight Night. It’s been over four years since the UFC was last in the Steel City; 1,701 days to be exact. As of now the only bout currently scheduled for the card is a middleweight contest between rising stars Derek Brunson and Roan Carneiro.
Submitted Dec 8, 2015 1:34PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Training partner believes Jose Aldo will retire after UFC 194
(mmafighting.com)
Two-time K-1 Max champion Andy Souwer flew from Netherlands to Rio de Janeiro to help Jose Aldo prepare for another UFC title defense, and the Dutch striker believe it was his last trip to Brazil to train with the featherweight for a MMA fight. Aldo enters his 8th UFC title defense on Dec. 12 facing interim champion Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 194 in Las Vegas, and Souwer believes the Brazilian star will be entering the Octagon for the last time when he faces "The Notorious". "To be honest, yeah I think. Yeah, I think so," Souwer told MMA Plus. Souwer believes that a complicated relationship between Aldo and the UFC brass might contribute to his decision to retire, especially after the featherweight champion pulled out from a UFC 189 clash with McGregor due to a rib injury.
Submitted Dec 8, 2015 1:31PM by JLS1980 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ronda Rousey won’t switch camps after loss: I’m staying with Edmond Tarverdyan
(mmafighting.com)
Many fighters and coaches have voiced their opinions on what Ronda Rousey should do following the first loss of her mixed martial arts career, and she finally announced her decision. Almost a month after her stunning knockout loss to Holly Holm in Australia, Rousey will continue to train with her longtime coach Edmond Tarverdyan when she decides to return to the Octagon, despite all the hate between her mother and Tarverdyan. "Of course I'm staying (with Tarverdyan)," Rousey told ESPN. "That's my mom's opinion, not mine."
Submitted Dec 8, 2015 10:42AM by JLS1980 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kelvin Gastelum makes quick turnaround to face Kyle Noke at UFC 195
(mmafighting.com)
That didn't take very long. Just two weeks after a tight loss to Neil Magny, Kelvin Gastelum has accepted another bout, facing Kyle Noke at UFC 195 on Jan. 2 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced Monday.
Submitted Dec 7, 2015 7:29PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 194: Big John McCarthy to get $1900 for reffing Aldo vs. McGregor
(bloodyelbow.com)
The Nevada Athletic Commission has revealed that the third man in the cage at UFC 194's Featherweight title fight headliner will receive $1900 for his work. That's right, Big John McCarthy will pocket nearly two thousand dollars for reffing Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor next week in Las Vegas. McCarthy talked about the money on his Let's Get It On podcast:
Submitted Dec 5, 2015 7:57PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dennis Bermudez suffers staph infection, out of January UFC Fight Night 81 bout
(mmafighting.com)
Dennis Bermudez (14-5) is out of his UFC Fight Night 81 bout opposite Maximo Blanco. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Dec 5, 2015 9:14AM by Wez - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Scott Holtzman replaces Erik Koch at UFC 195
(mmajunkie.com)
Erik Koch (14-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from next month’s UFC 195 event, and Scott Holtzman (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has agreed to take his place against Drew Dober (15-7 MMA, 1-3 UFC). UFC officials today announced the switch in the lightweight contest. A timetable for Koch’s recovery wasn’t initially announced. With the change to the card, UFC 195 now includes: MAIN CARD (pay-per-view) Champ Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit – for welterweight title Andrei Arlovski vs. Stipe Miocic Lorenz Larkin vs. Albert Tumenov Diego Brandao vs. Brian Ortega Stephen Thompson vs. opponent TBA PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1) Masanori Kanehara vs. Michael McDonald Nina Ansaroff vs. Justine Kish Drew Dober vs. Scott Holtzman Tony Sims vs. Abel Trujillo PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass) Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier Joe Soto vs. Michinori Tanaka Edgar Garcia vs. Sheldon Westcott
Submitted Dec 5, 2015 6:47AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gleison Tibau releases statement, reveals why he failed test
(mmafighting.com)
"Provisionally suspended" by the United States Anti-Doping Agency after potentially failing an out-of-competition drug test, Gleison Tibau released a statement Friday night reacting to the news that he tested positive for recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) in an e-mail from his PR firm. Check the full statement below:
Submitted Dec 4, 2015 9:28PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Gleison Tibau provisionally suspended for 'potential' anti-doping test failure
(mmajunkie.com)
After what went down officially as a submission loss to Gleison Tibau, Abel Trujillo hoped he could get the fight overturned to a no-contest. Now he might get his wish. In the wake of the lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night 77 a month ago in Brazil, Tibau (34-11 MMA, 17-9 UFC) has been provisionally suspended by the UFC, the promotion today announced, after it was informed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) of a potential anti-doping policy violation. The UFC’s statement did not say when the test took place, meaning it could have come after Tibau’s win over Trujillo (12-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC) in November. The statement also did not say what the violation was – only that it was a “potential anti-doping policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition test.” According to the UFC, USADA “will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case.”
Submitted Dec 4, 2015 4:40PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Francimar Barroso vs. Abdul-Kerim Edilov set for UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s return to “Beantown” in January is one step closer to complete with the addition of a light heavyweight scrap. UFC newcomer Abdul-Kerim Edilov (16-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC), from Moscow, will meet Francimar Barroso (17-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston. Promotion officials today announced the new booking. With the addition, the latest UFC Fight Night 81 card now includes: Champ T.J. Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz – for bantamweight title Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione Tim Boetsch vs. Ed Herman Daron Cruickshank vs. Paul Felder Patrick Cote vs. Ben Saunders Ilir Latifi vs. Sean O’Connell Ross Pearson vs. Francisco Trinaldo Jimy Hettes vs. Charles Rosa Rob Font vs. Patrick Williams Mairbek Taisumov vs. Chris Wade Francimar Barroso vs. Abdul-Kerim Edilov
Submitted Dec 4, 2015 4:36PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Beneil Dariush out, Chris Wade meets Mairbek Taisumov at UFC Fight Night 81
(mmajunkie.com)
An injury has knocked Beneil Dariush from the lineup at next month’s UFC return to Boston, and an East Coaster has stepped in to take his place. With Dariush (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) unable to go, New Yorker Chris Wade (10-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will take on Mairbek Taisumov (24-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in a lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night 81. UFC officials announced the new pairing after an initial report from Newsday. The latest UFC Fight Night 81 card now includes: Champ T.J. Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz – for bantamweight title Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione Tim Boetsch vs. Ed Herman Daron Cruickshank vs. Paul Felder Patrick Cote vs. Ben Saunders Ilir Latifi vs. Sean O’Connell Ross Pearson vs. Francisco Trinaldo Jimy Hettes vs. Charles Rosa Rob Font vs. Patrick Williams Mairbek Taisumov vs. Chris Wade
Submitted Dec 4, 2015 4:31PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Germaine de Randamie injured, out of UFC on FOX 17 bout with Sarah Kaufman
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC on FOX 17 is undergoing some changes in the weeks leading up to the event as Germaine de Randamie has been forced out of her women’s bantamweight bout with Sarah Kaufman due to injury. UFC officials confirmed the news to MMAjunkie Thursday evening. MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone – for lightweight title Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Randa Markos PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 6 p.m. ET) Myles Jury vs. Charles Oliveira C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt Sarah Kaufman vs. opponent TBA Tamdan McCrory vs. Josh Samman PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 3:45 p.m. ET) Danny Castillo vs. Nik Lentz Jim Alers vs. Cole Miller Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman Hayder Hassan vs. Vicente Luque Luiz Henrique vs. Francis Ngannou
Submitted Dec 4, 2015 4:30PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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