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Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson injured, out of UFC 201 title fight with Wilson Reis
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has been forced out of a scheduled title defense for just the second time in his nearly four-year reign as divisional kingpin. Johnson (24-2-1 MMA, 12-1-1 UFC) suffered an injury ahead of his planned UFC 201 title bout against Wilson Reis (20-6 MMA, 4-2 UFC), and the bout has been pushed back to a later date that has yet to be determined. A source close to the event confirmed the change with MMAjunkie but spoke on the condition of anonymity since a formal announcement hasn’t been made. Globo first reported it.
Submitted Jul 8, 2016 4:39PM by Shawn91111 - 2 comments
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Miesha Tate nearly misses weigh-in window, fight with Amanda Nunes still on
Miesha Tate almost missed the two-hour window to weigh-in Friday morning here at the Monte Carlo. If Tate would have checked in after 10 a.m. PT, her main event title fight with Amanda Nunes would have been called off, per UFC spokesperson Dave Lockett. Tate hit the scale and made weight (134.5 pounds) at about 10:02 a.m. Kelvin Gastelum and Johny Hendricks also narrowly made the window between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Hendricks missed weight at 171.25 pounds and has to forfeit 20 percent of his fight purse to Gastelum. Gastelum made weight at 171 pounds. Both weighed in before Tate, just before 10 a.m.
Submitted Jul 8, 2016 2:48PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Eddie Alvarez would welcome 'gimme fight' vs. Conor McGregor
"I would ask [UFC president] Dana White, 'Please give me an easier fight, like Conor McGregor,'" Alvarez said. "I deserve that. I've been fighting the best guys, so I would like a gimme fight. So, Conor, I'd more than welcome that."
Submitted Jul 8, 2016 12:00PM by postman - 6 comments
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Anderson Silva Vs Daniel Cormier official for UFC 200
Daniel Cormier will remain on Saturday's UFC 200 card and fight former middleweight champion Anderson Silva in a three-round, nontitle light heavyweight fight. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news to ESPN on Thursday evening. Cormier, the light heavyweight champion, was originally scheduled to fight Jon Jones at UFC 200, but that fight fell through Wednesday, when Jones was informed of a potential anti-doping violation.
Submitted Jul 8, 2016 12:03AM by JoeWarren33 - 14 comments
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Jones Manager Says Jon Violation Not PED Related
The sport’s pound-for-pound best fighter was removed from his UFC 200 headliner against Daniel Cormier for a USADA drug policy violation, and the world went ablaze.
Submitted Jul 7, 2016 1:15PM by george112 - 5 comments
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Diego Sanchez vows to fight smarter after concerns about brain injury
Sanchez decided to visit the Cerebrum Health Center in Dallas before his fight in March against Jim Miller and find out if there’s extensive damage that could impair his motor functions and memory. “I went to get checked out because I had been hit in the head several times in my career,” Sanchez said to Yahoo Sports. “I thought it wouldn’t hurt to get my brain checked out and make sure nothing is going wrong there.”
Submitted Jul 7, 2016 1:06AM by tallica62 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
Jon Jones notified of potential anti-doping violation, UFC 200 main event with Cormier off
LAS VEGAS – One of the biggest rematches in UFC history has been scrapped just three days before the event. In a blockbuster announcement, UFC President Dana White tonight said the UFC 200 main event between light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and interim champ Jon Jones is off the card.
Submitted Jul 6, 2016 11:54PM by xdanish020 - 69 comments
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With Tony Martin injured, UFC on FOX 20 replacement search underway
A replacement search is underway after Tony Martin was recently forced off this month’s UFC on FOX 20 fight card. A UFC official today told MMAjunkie that a neck injury has forced Martin (10-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) out of the network-televised event. His opponent, Michel Prazeres (19-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC), now awaits a new foe.
Submitted Jul 6, 2016 3:49PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Joseph Gigliotti signs with UFC; Josh Clark meets Trevin Giles in new RFA 41 main event
The UFC has a new middleweight on its roster, which has forced a change to the RFA 41 main event later this month. Joseph Gigliotti (7-0) has signed with the UFC, the RFA announced late Tuesday, which has taken him out of his headliner against Trevin Giles (6-0). In Gigliotti’s place, Josh Clark (9-2) will step in to fight Giles in the main event.
Submitted Jul 6, 2016 3:45PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Solemn Jon Jones gives update on his mother's battle with diabetes
The UFC interim light heavyweight's mother Camille will be back home in upstate New York on the mend following surgery to have part of her leg removed due to complications from diabetes. Jones made the sad revelation about his mother's health after UFC 197 and explained it further at a recent UFC media lunch. Jones, 28, said his mother has struggled with diabetes for years and it has begun to have a noticeable affect on her health, including loss of eye sight and part of her leg having to be amputated. Jones said Camille is currently in training for a prosthetic and is doing better than she was back in April during UFC 197 fight week.
Submitted Jul 5, 2016 4:39PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Eddie Alvarez: 'I don't believe in over-training'
Thursday, Eddie Alvarez will attempt to make history by becoming the first fighter to win both UFC and Bellator gold when he challenges reigning UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. This past weekend, Alvarez spoke with Bas Rutten and Mauro Ranallo on Inside MMA about his upcoming fight with RDA and how he matches up with the champion. "I think he's overly aggressive. That works against guys who have the ability to be bullied and who won't fight back. I think that's the wrong approach to go about this fight with. If he does that and decides to go that route, I think he's gonna bring the dog out in me and this could end up being bad."
Submitted Jul 5, 2016 1:22PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
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UFC star Conor McGregor appears naked on the cover of ESPN the Magazine's annual 'Body Issue.'
On July 6th, ESPN the Magazine releases its eighth edition of the "Body Issue" for online consumption (July 8th for those of you who still enjoy picking up a hard copy). A total of 19 athletes will be represented in the issue – known for presenting strong types in vulnerable ways – and here's a sneak peek at MMA star Conor McGregor's body-baring cover photo. Never shy, this was McGregor's first interview following his April 19th tweet suggesting that he was retiring early, and he explained some of his mental tactics.
Submitted Jul 5, 2016 1:18PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Jon Jones says he hasn't been intimidated by opponent since 'Rampage' Jackson
Jon Jones is as confident in his skillset as anyone. For good reason. He's the best pound-for-pound MMA fighter in the world and arguably the best of all time. That doesn't mean, though, that he hasn't been worried going into a fight. Lately, he has been free of those fears. But Jones said at a recent media lunch that the last time an opponent truly concerned him was Quinton Jackson.
Submitted Jul 5, 2016 1:10PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Miesha Tate says 'mentality' is a 'big weakness' for Amanda Nunes
Miesha Tate's biggest asset might be her iron will. She's the kind of fighter who lets her arm nearly snap before tapping. The kind of warrior who comes back in a title fight despite being down on the cards and finishes in the final round. The UFC women's bantamweight champion does not see the same grit and determination in Amanda Nunes, her UFC 200 opponent.
Submitted Jul 5, 2016 12:09PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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Ricardo Abreu informed of potential USADA anti-doping violation following out-of-competition test
Two-time UFC middleweight veteran Ricardo Abreu has been notified of a potential UFC anti-doping policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample. UFC officials today announced the finding after being informed of the result by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. “USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case,” the statement read. “It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”
Submitted Jul 3, 2016 5:39PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
Newcomers Chase Sherman, Justin Ledet set for UFC Fight Night 92 in Salt Lake City
The UFC’s debut in Utah in August appears to have a fight between a pair of debuting heavyweights. Ads by ZINC According to Titan FC, Titan veteran Chase Sherman (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been released from the promotion so he could sign with the UFC. And per a report from The MMA Kings on Twitter, his opponent at UFC Fight Night 92 will be fellow newcomer Justin Ledet (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC). UFC officials have not yet made a announcement of the signings or the matchup. Sherman is a heavyweight; Ledet has been fighting at light heavyweight.
Submitted Jul 2, 2016 11:40PM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC's Daniel Omielanczuk tests positive for meldonium, won't be provisionally suspended
The wave of meldonium positive drug tests has hit the UFC. Daniel Omielanczuk, a heavyweight competitor, tested positive for the prohibited substance in a recent out-of-competition test and has been notified of a potential anti-doping policy violation by USADA, the UFC announced Friday. Omielanczuk, though, will not be provisionally suspended due to continual questions about the drug. The Polish fighter will still face Alexey Oleinik at UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. McDonald on July 13 in Sioux Falls.
Submitted Jul 2, 2016 9:58AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
USADA lifts Islam Makhachev's provisional suspension, still investigating drug-test failure
Islam Makhachev can return to UFC action, MMA Fighting has learned. USADA has lifted Makhachev's provisional suspension, but the UFC's anti-doping partner will continue to investigate his failed drug test, according to Makhachev's manager Ali Abdel-Aziz. That means Makhachev is free to compete in the Octagon while the rest of the adjudication process is going on. FOX Sports was the first to report the news. MMA Fighting confirmed the information with USADA.
Submitted Jul 2, 2016 9:56AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
C.B. Dollaway headed to light heavyweight, booked for UFC 203
C.B. Dolloway will fight at 205 when he meets Francimar Barroso at UFC 203, in Cleveland, on September 10. In desperate search for a win, C.B. Dollaway will look for a new result in the light heavyweight division, when he meets Francimar Barroso at UFC 203, as Combate reported. Currently on a three-fight skid, losing to the likes of Nate Marquardt, Michael Bisping and Lyoto Machida, Dollaway (15-8) hasn't had his hand raised since an unanimous decision win over Francis Carmont in May 2014. The change marks the first time he will try his luck at 205. Barroso (18-5) is coming off a submission loss to Nikita Krylov that snapped a two-fight winning streak over Elvis Mutapcic and Ryan Jimmo. The Brazilian could also be fighting for his job, as the UFC is not known for keeping grinders like himself around for too long after they start losing matches.
Submitted Jul 1, 2016 6:29PM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson 'verbally agreed' for October event
It seems Dan Henderson's campaign actually worked, as undisclosed sources close to Brazilian outlet, , claim there is a verbal agreement on the rematch between Hendo and the current UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping, scheduled for an event in October.
Submitted Jul 1, 2016 4:42PM by Five-Alive - 16 comments
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