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Anderson Silva Says He’s Likely Fighting Michael Bisping at UFC Event in Curitiba Next Year
As VIP guests at Friday’s Eurasia Fight Nights in Dagestan, Anderson Silva and Fabricio Werdum caused quite the stir backstage at the event. If Silva is to be believed, their next appearance together could be atop a UFC pay-per-view bill in early 2016.
Submitted Sep 27, 2015 5:42PM by jae_1833 - 25 comments
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Johny Hendricks: It's partly the fans' fault I didn't get title rematch
Ex-welterweight champion Johny Hendricks said he’s over trying to figure out the UFC’s title plans after getting snubbed for another shot at champ Robbie Lawler’s belt. “It is what it is,” he told MMAjunkie. “As long as my body’s healthy, I’m going to fight. “It’s not even so much the UFC’s fault. It’s also the fans; whenever they do a polling of the fans, they might want something different.” Sorry Jon we will do better next time. Your probs right Brutal Bob Lawler is scared of you.
Submitted Sep 24, 2015 1:47PM by postman - 12 comments
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George Roop says he's 'one of the best' but disappointed by UFC inconsistency
TOKYO – George Roop has been a pro fighter since 2006. In that nearly decade-long stretch, he’s never managed to earn more than three consecutive victories. Roop (15-11-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) has competed under Zuffa ownership – UFC and WEC – since 2008 and in that 15-fight span has never put together more than two-straight wins. He says he’s looking to change that pattern starting with Takeya Mizugaki (20-9-2 MMA, 7-4 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 75.
Submitted Sep 24, 2015 12:53PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
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Ex-McGregor opponent Diego Brandao: 'Crazy guy' Jose Aldo will 'smash him' at UFC 194
TOKYO – Diego Brandao says he’s doing what’s necessary to get back in the octagon with top featherweights such as interim UFC champ Conor McGregor. Brandao (19-10 MMA, 5-3 UFC) suffered a first-round TKO loss to McGregor at UFC Fight Night 46 in July 2014, a defeat that marked his second loss in a row. The Brazilian rebounded with a strong victory over Jimy Hettes in April, and he’s looking to continue his winning ways against Katsunori Kikuno (22-7-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 75.
Submitted Sep 24, 2015 12:51PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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'Cyborg' calls out UFC, Ronda Rousey following Vitor Belfort report
Cristiane Justino has some new ammo as she angles for a fight with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. “Cyborg,” who’s long campaigned for a bout with the dominant 135-pound champ, has been rebuffed by Rousey. While Justino, Invicta FC’s reigning 145-pound featherweight champ, has offered to fight at a catchweight, Rousey said she’ll only meet at 135 pounds since “Cyborg” failed a drug test due to the anabolic steroid stanozolol in 2011 (see the above video).
Submitted Sep 24, 2015 12:49PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Demetrious Johnson not about to boycott Nevada on Nick Diaz's behalf
Don't count Demetrious Johnson among those who will avoid Nevada to show solidarity for Nick Diaz. While last week's Nevada Athletic Commission decision to suspend Diaz five years following his third marijuana infraction in the state brought near universal condemnation in the mixed martial arts world, Johnson's not about to stop fighting in Las Vegas.
Submitted Sep 24, 2015 12:47PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
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Bellator's Kendall Grove calls fighters to organize following Nick Diaz's 'death sentence' suspension
While Kendall Grove prepares to face Joey Beltran Sept. 25 at Bellator 143, the former Ultimate Fighter winner admits a bigger fight is being waged right now. With the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) handing down an unprecedented five-year suspension and $150,000 fine to Nick Diaz following a failed drug test for marijuana metabolites, Grove says it's time for change in the sport.
Submitted Sep 24, 2015 12:46PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
Urijah Faber sorry T.J. Dillashaw in middle of Duane Ludwig situation, says TUF incident forced it public
When it comes to the simmering tensions between Team Alpha Male and ex-coach Duane Ludwig, the dam finally burst on Monday. For over an hour, team founder and captain Urijah Faber revealed his side to the long-standing feud, accusing Ludwig of bullying individuals on the team, gouging fighters for money, and more during an interview on The MMA Hour.
Submitted Sep 24, 2015 12:45PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
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Alistair Overeem is convinced 'fearful' Fabricio Werdum wants no part of a rematch
Alistair Overeem got his wish to finally fight Junior dos Santos, but really he's gunning for another crack at UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum. Overeem claims a unanimous decision win over Werdum dating back to 2011 in Strikeforce, but the climate is a bit different right now.
Submitted Sep 24, 2015 12:44PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
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Aljamain Sterling is considering MMA layoff, going back to school due to lack of fights, pay
Aljamain Sterling is supposed to fight in December at UFC on FOX 17. The problem is he doesn't have an opponent. And if he doesn't get one, the top bantamweight might just decide to go back to school to get his Master's degree.
Submitted Sep 24, 2015 12:44PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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With scrapped fight, Brandao-Kikuno moves to Saturday's UFC Fight Night 75 main card
With a pair of injuries, Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 75 lineup has a new main-card bout. UFC officials recently announced the cancellation of a bantamweight fight between Matt Hobar (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and Norifumi Yamamoto (18-6 MMA, 0-3 UFC) after both competitors suffered undisclosed injuries. As a result, a featherweight title between Diego Brandao (19-10 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and Katsunori Kikuno (23-7-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has been elevated to the main card.
Submitted Sep 23, 2015 9:17AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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A Sketchy Drug Test Didn’t Stop Vitor Belfort From Fighting At UFC 152
Just more than 24 hours ahead of their Memorial Day fight this year, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman stepped up to his opponent, Vitor Belfort, in public, ready to accuse him of cheating. At a weigh-in inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Belfort, 38, disrobed to boos. A densely muscled frame had helped him savage foes as far back as 1996, when at the age of 19 he debuted in mixed martial arts by bouncing super-heavyweight John Hess’s head off the canvas like a basketball to score a 12-second victory. From that day forward, people were drawn to his athleticism, his dynamic finishing ability, and his physique, the latter of which would be augmented over the years with performance-enhancing drugs. Additional Reading: It's almost 3 years ago to the day since Vitor Belfort stepped up on short notice to fight Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 152 in Toronto. Belfort nearly submitted Jones with an armbar in the 1st round, then proceeded to get shellacked until he tapped out to an Americana in round 4. Belfort has been the subject of heavy scrutiny and multiple controversies concerning his TRT use and drug testing results, and we have another chapter to add to the book. In a special investigation penned by Josh Gross and published on Deadspin, Belfort had actually tested positive for elevated testosterone in the state of Nevada just under three weeks before fight night in Ontario.
Submitted Sep 22, 2015 5:53PM by GDPofMPG - 10 comments
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UFC Goes Back-to-Back in New Las Vegas Venue as Part of December Tripleheader
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going all-in this December, hosting its first tripleheader week in Las Vegas. The promotion will feature separate events on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – Dec. 10, 11, and 12...
Submitted Sep 21, 2015 11:33PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Stripped UFC Champ Jon Jones Headed for Plea Deal
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones appears to be headed towards a plea deal over charges resulting from an April hit-and-run incident in Albuquerque, N.M. A spokesperson for the Second District Judicial Court of New Mexico on Monday informed MMAWeekly.com that a Pre-Indictment Plea Hearing has been set before the Honorable Charles W. Brown at the combined request of the prosecution and the defense. The hearing is set for the Second District Judicial Court on Tuesday, Sept. 29, in Albuquerque...
Submitted Sep 21, 2015 11:28PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
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UFC inks undefeated Karolina Kowalkiewicz for strawweight division
Undefeated Polish strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz is apparently headed to the UFC. Her management team at MMA Cartel today announced the deal, though terms of the contract weren’t disclosed, and her first UFC fight hasn’t been scheduled. UFC officials haven’t made a formal announcement.
Submitted Sep 21, 2015 1:30PM by postman - 8 comments
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Report: Chas Skelly vs. Kevin Souza added to UFC Fight Night 77
Featherweights Chas Skelly (14-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Kevin Souza (16-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will do battle at UFC Fight Night 77, according to a report by Brazilian outlet Combate. The bout, which has yet to be confirmed publicly by the UFC, brings the total number of fights on the card to 13. With the addition, UFC Fight Night 77 now includes: Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson Patrick Cummins vs. Glover Teixeira Thomas Almeida vs. Anthony Birchak Clay Guida vs. Thiago Tavares Piotr Hallmann vs. Alex Oliveira Gilbert Burns vs. Rashid Magomedov Tom Lawlor vs. Fabio Maldonado Gleison Tibau vs. Abel Trujillo Yan Cabral vs. Johnny Case Matheus Nicolau Pereira vs. Bruno Rodrigues Viscardi Andrade vs. Gasan Umalatov Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera Chas Skelly vs. Kevin Souza
Submitted Sep 19, 2015 1:10AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Scott Jorgensen vs. Alejandro Perez reportedly set for UFC Fight Night 78
A bantamweight fight between Scott Jorgensen (15-11 MMA, 4-7 UFC) and Alejandro Perez (15-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is set to go down at UFC Fight Night 78, according to a report by Indiscutido.com. The bout has not yet been publicly confirmed by the UFC. The latest UFC Fight Night 78 card includes: Matt Brown vs. Kelvin Gastelum Ricardo Lamas vs. Diego Sanchez Henry Cejudo vs. Jussier Formiga Efrain Escudero vs. Leandro Silva Erik Perez vs. Damian Stasiak Bartosz Fabinski vs. Hector Urbina Valmir Lazaro vs. Michel Prazeres Gabriel Benitez vs. Andre Fili Scott Jorgensen vs. Alejandro Perez TBA vs. TBA – “TUF: Latin America 2” lightweight final TBA vs. TBA – “TUF: Latin America 2” welterweight final
Submitted Sep 19, 2015 1:07AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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More UFC fighters refuse to fight in Nevada following Nick Diaz's suspension
After the Nevada Athletic Commission handed out a potential career ending suspension to Nick Diaz, several people have spoken out. Media members have penned their concerns, and so have many UFC fighters including the biggest star in the sport. Olympic Gold Medalist Henry Cejudo have taken it one step further by refusing to fight in Nevada, and now it seems like more UFC fighters are taking a stand as well. Rising bantamweight star Aljamain Sterling has responded and said on twitter that he plans on doing the same.
Submitted Sep 18, 2015 11:58AM by Budgellism - 11 comments
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MacDonald vs. Lombard being discussed for 2016
A bout that was originally scheduled for UFC 186 might be something the UFC goes back to. According to the crew at UFC Tonight, the promotion is still interested in booking a welterweight bout between recent title challenger Rory MacDonald and Hector Lombard. April's pay-per-view in Montreal was supposed to be headlined by a welterweight bout between MacDonald and Lombard, but the bout was scrapped when Lombard tested positive for steroids. MacDonald was then moved into a title fight with Robbie Lawler in July. He was stopped in the fifth round of a bout he was winning, and ended up with the face you see in the image about as a result of the bout.
Submitted Sep 18, 2015 11:56AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
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Clay Guida vs. Thiago Tavares added to UFC Fight Night 77 in Brazil
A featherweight bout between longtime UFC fighters Clay Guida (32-15 MMA, 12-9 UFC) and Thiago Tavares (19-6-1 MMA, 9-6-1 UFC) has joined UFC Fight Night 77’s lineup. UFC-Brazil Senior Vice President and General Manager Giovani Decker today announced the bout. With the addition, UFC Fight Night 77 now includes: Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson Patrick Cummins vs. Glover Teixeira Thomas Almeida vs. Anthony Birchak Clay Guida vs. Thiago Tavares Piotr Hallmann vs. Alex Oliveira Gilbert Burns vs. Rashid Magomedov Tom Lawlor vs. Fabio Maldonado Gleison Tibau vs. Abel Trujillo Yan Cabral vs. Johnny Case Matheus Nicolau Pereira vs. Bruno Rodrigues Viscardi Andrade vs. Gasan Umalatov Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera
Submitted Sep 18, 2015 11:54AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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