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Dana White: After another first-round stoppage, Brandon Thatch 'a f---ing stud'
GOIANIA, Brazil – Never one to mince words, Dana White was plenty blunt when it comes to recent UFC acquisition Brandon Thatch. Put simply: "Stud. F---ing stud," White said.
Dana White Offered UFC Fight to Nick Diaz Last Week, but He Turned It Down
If you’re waiting for Nick Diaz to return to the Octagon, don’t hold your breath. UFC president Dana White on Saturday evening revealed that he made a fight offer to Diaz last week. Diaz, however, isn’t interested in cutting his retirement short for what the UFC is offering.
After punching wall, Rony Jason sent to hospital following UFC Fight Night 32
UFC featherweight Rony Jason probably thought his night was bad enough after suffering a devastating first-round knockout loss at the hands of Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night 32. But as he headed backstage following the loss, he let his emotions get the best of him and, in the process, made things even worse for himself. According to backstage rumors, an angry Jason punched a wall and injured his hand so badly he had to be taken to the hospital. The true story was slightly different, according to UFC President Dana White – but not by much...
UFC boss not quite ready to promise Vitor Belfort next title shot
GOIANIA, Brazil – Following his first-round TKO of Dan Henderson at UFC Fight Night 32, Vitor Belfort's next move is simple – unless it's not.
UFC Fight Night 32 bonuses: Belfort, Martins, Akhmedov, Perpetuo win $50,000
GOIANIA, Brazil – Vitor Belfort, Adriano Martins, Omari Akhmedov and Thiago Perpetuo each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC Fight Night 32 event.
Injured Sergio Moraes out of TUF 18 Finale, replacement search underway
Sean Spencer, himself an injury replacement, is awaiting a new opponent for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale following the injury withdrawal of welterweight Sergio Moraes.
UFC's Daron Cruickshank wants bonus to buy 'zombie outbreak response vehicle'
Most prelim fighters pinch pennies as they work their way onto the maincard, but Daron Cruickshank wants a new toy. Cruickshank (13-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC),who meets Adriano Martins (24-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) tonight on the MMAjunkie.com-streamed preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 32, hopes to earn a stoppage victory that will bring him a $50,000 bonus. He's got shopping to do.
UFC Fight Night 32's Thiago Tavares fled to Hawaii, B.J. Penn's gym
There's a good reason Thiago Tavares fled from his native Brazil to Hawaii, where he trained with UFC champ B.J. Penn at his UFC Gym affiliate.
UFC's Igor Pokrajac enlisted Croatian wrestling team in hopes of 'open fight'
GOIANIA, Brazil – It's been 13 months and three fights since Igor Pokrajac has tasted victory, but the Croation doesn't believe his results have proven anything other than his desire to stand and bang.
‘Shogun’ Rua won’t rule out moving down to middleweight
Mauricio Rua may follow fellow Brazilian Lyoto Machida to the middleweight division. Following back-to-back losses inside the Octagon, "Shogun" revealed that he could cut some pounds to "restart" his career at the middleweight weight class. The former light heavyweightchampion takes on James Te-Hunaon Dec. 7 in Australia, and that could be his last fight at 205.
Todd Duffee Recovering from Parsonage-Turner Syndrome, Hopes to Fight Within a Year
The pain woke Todd Duffee in the middle of the night. “It felt like somebody stabbing me in my back,” he told the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show. “I kind of freaked out. Should I go to the ER? What do I do? It was that kind of pain. I just couldn’t move. I could kind of lift my shoulder to a certain extent, but I couldn’t use my hand fully. I could like pulse it, but I couldn’t close it. I couldn’t pick up anything with it or anything like that.”
UFC Fight Night 32 weigh-in results: Belfort, Henderson each hit 204
GOIANIA, Brazil – MMAjunkie.com was on scene and reporting live from today's UFC Fight Night 32 fighter weigh-ins, where all 22 fighters made weight for Saturday's card.
Rustam Khabilov Says He Will Not Fight Khabib Nurmagomedov
UFC lightweight Rustam Khabilov says he will not fight fellow Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov during the UFC: Fight for the Troops 3 post-fight press conference at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Tim Kennedy looking for a fight against Michael Bisping, The Count says he's ready in April
Following his 1st round KO performance last night, Kennedy immediately looked to pick another fight. He found a willing opponent in The Count.
Sergio Pettis has a new UFC 167 opponent in veteran Will Campuzano
It didn't take long to find someone willing to step up and meet Sergio Pettis. The news that Vaughan Lee had to pull out of his UFC 167 fight with Pettis had barely settled in when veteran Will Campuzano took to Twitter to say he's taking the spot in the bantamweight bout on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas.
Pic: Georges St. Pierre VADA test results for UFC 167 title fight against Johny Hendricks
St. Pierre was in a "Rush" to prove he's competing drug free, today releasing his UFC 167 drug test results from the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA). See for yourself.
UFC Fight Night 32's Dan Henderson won't consider retirement for two years
GOIANIA, Brazil – Dan Henderson may be the oldest of the nearly 400 fighters signed to the UFC roster, but that doesn't mean he is planning on hanging up the gloves anytime soon.
Brad Pickett confirms move to flyweight, expected to debut on UFC London show
UFC bantamweight Brad Pickett is officially moving to 125 lbs, and he says his next fight will be in London next March.
Tim Kennedy overcame torn muscle, overwhelming emotion in UFC Fight Night 31 win
The thrill of a knockout win made UFC Fight Night 31 headliner Tim Kennedy miss being a soldier more than he might have imagined.
Dana White on controversial Bobby Green-James Krause kick: 'Clean shot'
FORT CAMPBELL – Even if the UFC president is just being honest, there's no doubt James Krause is getting kicked while he's down. But at least it's not another kick to the ol' beanbag.
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