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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
 
Ronda Rousey's mother says daughter's coach Edmond Tarverydan is 'terrible' and a 'bad person'
(mmafighting.com)
Ronda Rousey's mother is nothing if not brutally honest. And for the first time, she is making it known how she feels about Rousey's coach. AnnMaria DeMars is not a fan of Edmond Tarverdyan as a coach or a human being, she told LatiNation in a recently released video. "I think Edmond is a terrible coach and I will say it publicly," DeMars said. "I think he's a terrible coach. I think he hit the lottery when Ronda walked in there. She was winning before she ever met him. She probably won 99 percent of the judo matches she ever fought in."
Submitted Oct 13, 2015 9:19PM by Poor_Franklin - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Stipe Miocic out of next weeks fight with Ben Rothwell
(mmajunkie.com)
An undisclosed injury has scratched UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic from next week’s UFC Fight Night 76 co-headliner, and a replacement search is underway. Sources with knowledge of the situation today confirmed the news with MMAjunkie. The sources asked for anonymity because they are not authorized to publicly discuss the matter. Miocic’s manager and UFC officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
Submitted Oct 13, 2015 2:02PM by GDPofMPG - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Travis Browne confirms relationship with Ronda Rousey
(mmafighting.com)
UFC heavyweight Travis Browne confirmed on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour that he is in a relationship with Ronda Rousey. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Oct 12, 2015 3:17PM by Wez - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor: Nick Diaz's suspension 'is absolutely ridiculous'
(mmafighting.com)
From the biggest pay-per-view draws down to the opening match Fight Night competitors, the UFC roster has been nearly unanimous in its agreement that Nick Diaz got hosed by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Add Conor McGregor's considerable voice to the mix.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:57PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
For Urijah Faber and TJ Dillashaw, the line is blurred between mentor and tormentor
(mmafighting.com)
In terms of miniature drama, the thing going on with TJ Dillashaw, Team Alpha Male, the Elevation Fight Team, Urijah Faber, California’s capital city of Sacramento and the town’s best-known peanut butter salesman Duane "Bang" Ludwig is really pretty colorful under a microscope.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:55PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Daniel Cormier: Critics would have 'had a field day with me' if I lost to Alexander Gustafsson
(mmafighting.com)
Daniel Cormier knew more was at stake on Saturday then the UFC light heavyweight title. The shadow of Jon Jones loomed over UFC 192 all of fight week in Houston, and Cormier didn't help matters by heaping scorn upon opponent Alexander Gustafsson for a less than perfect road to the belt.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:54PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rafael dos Anjos reveals message to Donald Cerrone during ‘Go Big’ staredown
(mmafighting.com)
Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone delivered one of the best staredowns during Las Vegas’ "Go Big" press conference on Sept. 4, and the UFC lightweight champion finally revealed what he said to his next opponent during the staredown.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:53PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC inks undefeated heavyweight Jarjis Danho
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC has added undefeated heavyweight Jarjis Danho (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to the promotion’s active roster. Danho’s management team, Control Master Management, announced the move, and MMAjunkie subsequently confirmed the deal with UFC officials.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:48PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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