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Sheldon Westcott vs. Edgar Garcia moves to UFC 195 in January
(mmajunkie.com)
With today’s new UFC Fight Night 80 fight booking, a bout originally scheduled for the December card instead will move to January. A fight between “The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia” runner-up Sheldon Westcott (8-3-1 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and fellow welterweight Edgar Garcia (14-4 MMA, 0-3 UFC), which originally was scheduled for UFC Fight Night 80 on Dec. 10, instead has moved to UFC 195. The latest UFC 195 lineup now includes: Champ Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit – for welterweight title Drew Dober vs. Erik Koch Edgar Garcia vs. Sheldon Westcott
Submitted Oct 21, 2015 12:31PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sage Northcutt vs. Cody Pfister joins UFC Fight Night 80 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight bout between fast-rising prospect Sage Northcutt (6-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Cody Pfister (12-4-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has been added to next month’s UFC Fight Night 80 lineup. The latest UFC Fight Night 80 lineup now includes: Joanne Calderwood vs. Paige VanZant Sage Northcutt vs. Cody Pfister Michael Chiesa vs. Jim Miller Thiago “Marreta” Santos vs. Elias Theodorou Kevin Casey vs. Antonio Carlos Junior Omari Akhmedov vs. Lyman Good John Howard vs. Tim Means Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Andreas Stahl Michael Graves vs. Danny Roberts Phillipe Nover vs. Zubaira Tukhugov Kailin Curran vs. Emily Kagan Johnny Eduardo vs. Aljamain Sterling
Submitted Oct 21, 2015 12:20PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
What investors are being told about the UFCs finances
(bloodyelbow.com)
Very interesting look at the UFCs growth and fianancial numbers,as well as an estimate at what % fighters are actually getting paid of the overall revenue. The numbers are shocking and disgusting if even remotely close at being true.....judge for yourselves.
Submitted Oct 20, 2015 4:03PM by FKA - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC heavyweight Soa Palelei retires from MMA
(mmafighting.com)
A popular UFC heavyweight is calling it quits. Soa Palelei, who gained notoriety for his charisma and philanthropy over the last two years, announced his retirement from mixed martial arts Monday, according to a statement he released via Twitter. He was not cut by the UFC, his manager Audie Attar told MMA Fighting, despite reports. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Oct 19, 2015 8:41PM by Wez - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
17 additional fighters removed from the UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
Last week, 6 fighters were told of their release from the UFC, in what is reportedly the beginning of a massive roster culling, with approximately 50 fighters expected to be cut. Today, more than a dozen more fighters saw their UFC tenures end. UFCFIGHTERSINFO's special script ran through the UFC's fighter database and confirmed the following names are gone from the roster. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Oct 19, 2015 8:06PM by Wez - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen on ending suspension in 2016: I am not coming back to the UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
Chael Sonnen's two-year suspension ends in July 2016, and it's a lucky coincidence, that the UFC's historic 200th pay-per-view event will be held in the exact same month. Although Sonnen, who is one of the bigger PPV draws in UFC history, says he wasn't offered to fight at the event and doesn't want to either.
Submitted Oct 19, 2015 12:58PM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Andre Pederneiras discusses what’s next for Renan Barao, Claudia Gadelha
(mmafighting.com)
Two of the top fighters from Nova Uniao are waiting for their next steps in the UFC. A former bantamweight champion, Renan Barao has suffered another defeat to current titleholder T.J. Dillashaw, going 0-2 in his last championship fights. Featherweight champ Jose Aldo and UFC president Dana White already stated they want Barao at 145 pounds, and the fighter recently said that’s what he expects for his future.
Submitted Oct 19, 2015 12:55PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cerrone: UFC brass wouldn’t let me move to 170 pounds
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC lightweight standout Donald Cerrone revealed that he was interested in taking fights at welterweight but was denied the opportunity by the UFC brass.
Submitted Oct 19, 2015 12:53PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cruz on injury criticism
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC and WEC champ Dominick Cruz responds to constant criticisms from TJ Dillashaw and others about him being injured all the time.
Submitted Oct 19, 2015 9:52AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Makwan Amirkhani: ‘I don’t like it when people run for their lives and drown on their way’
(mmajunkie.com)
Let's not turn this into a political debate about refugees/immigration...just information and someone stating their opinions on something they have lived through. When he was 5, Amirkhani and his family fled their native Kurdistan for Finland after the Iran-Iraq War. Now, the 26-year-old UFC featherweight is an advocate for other refugees, speaking on Finnish national TV about the plight of Syrians trying to cross into Europe.
Submitted Oct 17, 2015 12:05AM by jae_1833 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
After Miocic withdrawal, Ben Rothwell really, really wants to fight Junior Dos Santos
(mmajunkie.com)
“I already put my name out there and said if somebody falls out in the Overeem or Dos Santos fight, I’ll be there,” Rothwell said. “I don’t wish anything bad to happen, but I really want to fight Junior Dos Santos. The whole thing would make sense if that happens.”
Submitted Oct 16, 2015 11:55PM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
More fighters released from UFC, as report of plans to cut 50 fighters surfaces
(bloodyelbow.com)
In addition to the release of TUF 19 winner Eddie Gordon, several more fighters received word of their removal from the UFC roster. A report from a Swedish MMA site suggests dozens more will soon face the same fate.
Submitted Oct 16, 2015 11:22PM by jae_1833 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Aldo won’t talk about Conor McGregor after UFC 194
(mmafighting.com)
Jose Aldo has answered questions about Conor McGregor ever since "The Notorious" entered the UFC, but he expects to change this routine after UFC 194.
Submitted Oct 16, 2015 10:53PM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Russian fighter to help UFC host Moscow event in 2017
(bloodyelbow.com)
Earlier this year, the UFC announced a television broadcast deal with VGTRK in Russia that was set to deliver promotional programming to over 50 million homes. Many fans and pundits assumed that it would only be a matter of time before the promotion tested the waters with a Fight Night event in one of Russia's major cities.
Submitted Oct 16, 2015 7:15PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Chad Mendes: We're all still going to be buddies with T.J. Dillashaw
(bloodyelbow.com)
Apparently Chad Mendes doesn't feel exactly the same way as Team Alpha Male head Urijah Faber when it comes to the departure of UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw. As you likely know by now, Dillashaw decided to migrate to a new team in Colorado to work more closely with former TAM head trainer Duane Ludwig. Faber and Ludwig aren't fans of each other, and now Dillashaw is persona non grata at Team Alpha Male due to his defection, according toTJ.
Submitted Oct 16, 2015 7:14PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Morning Report: Wanderlei Silva vows not to fight in Nevada, but wants a job working with the Nevada Athletic Commission
(mmafighting.com)
You know how the saying goes, if you can't beat em, join em... Wanderlei Silva is taking wins wherever he can find them. Celebrating Nick Diaz's successful online petition calling for the review of his five-year ban by the Nevada Athletic Commission, Silva is reminding fans that he has his own issues with the NAC. Silva was handed a lifetime ban and a $70,000 fine by the commission in September 2014 after he evaded an out-of-competition drug test in May 2014.
Submitted Oct 16, 2015 4:32PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, UFC, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre starting to feel desire to return to cage
(mmajunkie.com)
“I’m starting to get the feeling, more and more, to come back,” St-Pierre said. “I watch the fights to see what’s going on in my division, and I’m staying in shape. It’s like a knife that I have to keep sharp just in case I ever decide to jump back in the mix. It’s most likely not going to happen in 2015, but I don’t know, yet.”
Submitted Oct 16, 2015 12:32PM by jae_1833 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Northcutt opponnent fails drug test for UFC 192
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC lightweight Francisco Trevino had a bad day at UFC 192. First he failed to make weight, coming in at 160 for a 156 lbs limit division; he did not look like he went through a long, hard cut. Then he lost via ferocious TKO in the first. Then he shoved referee Herb Dean after the loss. Now the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has announced that Trevino failed a recreational drug test, with a urine sample showing 85 ng/ml of marijuana metabolites. The TDLR’s limit is 50 ng/ml.
Submitted Oct 15, 2015 4:45PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Diaz White House Petition Hits 100,000 Signatures
(411mania.com)
A petition to the White House to lift the five-year ban on Nick Diaz has reached its goal of 100,000 signatures. At the time of this writing, the petition has hit 111,868 signatures. The threshold of 100,000 is needed within thirty-days in order to merit a response from the White House; the petition hit the six-figure mark with two days to spare. Assistant White House Press Secretary Frank Benenati told MMAjunkie that “We do plan on responding within 60 days, per our new rule.”
Submitted Oct 14, 2015 9:15PM by kopower - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Georges St-Pierre sounds off on Nick Diaz's five-year suspension
(mmafighting.com)
Georges St-Pierre was one of the loudest advocates for more stringent drug testing regimes in mixed martial arts during his latter years in the sport, but even he can see the lunacy in the five-year suspension the Nevada Athletic Commission handed down last month to his former rival, Nick Diaz. "Personally, I think five years is too much," St-Pierre told Canadian outlet RDS. "Especially when you think about Anderson Silva and other guys who were doping and received a lighter suspension compared to [Diaz].
Submitted Oct 14, 2015 12:58PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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