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Dana White responds to DJ, says McGregor is the pound-for-pound best
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson made a stand this week against the organization, and now UFC president Dana White has fired back. Johnson, the current No. 1 ranked pound-for-pound fighter on the UFC’s official rankings, released an explosive, lengthy statement Monday in which the flyweight champion accused the UFC of widespread “mistreatment and bullying” and criticized the promotion for a variety of issues, ranging from White’s negotiating tactics for Johnson’s next fight — a bout that could see Johnson break the all-time record for consecutive title defenses set by Anderson Silva — to the UFC’s handling of the flyweight division altogether. Johnson then elaborated on those issues in a wide-ranging interview Monday on The MMA Hour.
Submitted Jun 11, 2017 10:52PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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UFC Fight Night 110 bonuses: Finishes by Ben Nguyen, Dan Hooker earn them $50K
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Mark Hunt, Derrick Lewis, Ben Nguyen, and Dan Hooker each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 110 event. Hooker and Nguyen each picked up “Performance of the Night” awards, while Hunt and Lewis took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Jun 11, 2017 12:29PM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC Fight Night 110 results: Mark Hunt wins grueling battle vs. Derrick Lewis with 4th-round TKO
A heavyweight fight that on paper looked like a slugfest turned into a battle of cardiovascular strength. Mark Hunt (13-11-1 MMA, 8-5-1 UFC) took Derrick Lewis’ (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) best shots and chased him around the cage, doling out repeated shots to the body and legs until Lewis tired and slumped in exhaustion at the 3:51 mark of the fourth round.
Submitted Jun 11, 2017 1:57AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
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Thibault Gouti ruled out of UFC Fight Night 110 with illness hours before event
UFC Fight Night 110 has lost a fight just hours before the event is set to take place. Thibault Gouti vs. Dong Hyun Kim has been removed from the card because of an illness to Gouti, the UFC announced. “On the advice of physicians, and with the athlete’s health and safety in mind, UFC has removed Thibault Gouti from his bout today against Dong Hyun Kim at ‘UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt’ in Auckland, New Zealand due to illness,” the promotion said in a statement. “‘UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt’ will proceed with 11 bouts.”
Submitted Jun 10, 2017 5:30PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Mike Perry vs. Thiago Alves slated for UFC 215
Mike Perry vs. Thiago Alves is slated for UFC 215 on Aug. 19, MMA Fighting has learned. The promotion has yet to officially announce the card, but sources say Seattle is currently the top candidate to host the event.
Submitted Jun 9, 2017 8:01PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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Jack Hermansson vs. Brad Scott Booked for UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City
A middleweight clash pitting Jack Hermansson against Brad Scott has been added to the UFC Fight Night 114 lineup. Promotion officials confirmed the pairing following an initial report from mmadna.nl. UFC Fight Night 114 takes place at Mexico City Arena on Aug. 5 and is headlined by a flyweight duel between Sergio Pettis and Brandon Moreno. The evening’s main card airs on Fox Sports 1.
Submitted Jun 9, 2017 4:13AM by xdanish020 - 2 comments
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Chad Laprise Steps in for Injured Alan Jouban, will meet Brian Camozzi at UFC 213
Chad Laprise will replace the injured Alan Jouban and face Brian Camozzi at UFC 213. The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the new welterweight matchup on Thursday. UFC 213 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 8 and is headlined by a women’s bantamweight title bout between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko. Read more at http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Chad-Laprise-Steps-in-for-Injured-Alan-Jouban-Meets-Brian-Camozzi-at-UFC-213-122923#tlssSDOWYfBdP3MV.99
Submitted Jun 9, 2017 4:08AM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
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Jason Knight fights Ricardo Lamas at UFC 214
The UFC has found Chan Sung Jung’s replacement to fight Ricardo Lamas. As was first reported on Tuesday by the Los Angeles Times’ Lance Pugmire, rising featherweight prospect Jason Knight will be filling in for “The Korean Zombie” at UFC 214 in Anaheim, CA on July 29th. Jung had to withdraw due to (among other things) a ruptured ACL and MCL.
Submitted Jun 7, 2017 11:21PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
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Hector Lombard vs. Anthony Smith targeted for August UFC event
After ex-UFC champ Rashad Evans turned him down, Hector Lombard has a fight. Lombard (34-5-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is targeted to meet Anthony Smith (27-12 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at a UFC event scheduled for Aug. 19, according to multiple people with knowledge of the booking, who requested anonymity because the fight has not yet been made public.
Submitted Jun 7, 2017 11:07PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Frank Camacho a late replacement next week at UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore
Li Jingliang has a new opponent for next week’s UFC Fight Night 111 event. Welterweight Jonathan Meunier (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has suffered an injury and is out of his fight with welterweight Jingliang (12-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC), and newcomer Frank Camacho (20-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in as a replacement. The full UFC Fight Night 111 lineup now includes: MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 8 a.m. ET) Holly Holm vs. Bethe Correia Andrei Arlovski vs. Marcin Tybura Colby Covington vs. Dong Hyun Kim Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tarec Saffiedine PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4:30 a.m. ET) Takanori Gomi vs. Jon Tuck Cyril Asker vs. Walt Harris Ulka Sasaki vs. Justin Scoggins Frank Camacho vs. Li Jingliang Russell Doane vs. Kwan Ho Kwak Carls John de Tomas vs. Naoki Inoue Ji Yeon Kim vs. Lucie Pudilova Alex Caceres vs. Rolando Gabriel
Submitted Jun 7, 2017 11:03PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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UFC 216 in Edmonton gets Henry Cejudo vs. Wilson Reis, Sarah Moras vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith
UFC 216, which marks the UFC’s return to Canada, has two new bouts. They include former flyweight title challengers Henry Cejudo (10-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) vs. Wilson Reis (22-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and female bantamweights Sarah Moras (4-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith (5-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC), officials announced via TSN.ca. The latest UFC 216 card includes: Henry Cejudo vs. Wilson Reis Rick Glenn vs. Gavin Tucker Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Sarah Moras
Submitted Jun 7, 2017 11:01PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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With his Jose Aldo tribute, Max Holloway is the UFC champ we don't deserve
Undisputed UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway is the latest fighter to come out with a message of support for dethroned champ Jose Aldo
Submitted Jun 7, 2017 3:33PM by reptiler13 - 10 comments
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Alan Jouban fractures foot, out of UFC 213 fight vs. Brian Camozzi
Alan Jouban hopes you had a better Tuesday than he did. The UFC welterweight posted an Instagram video to announce he has withdrawn from his scheduled UFC 213 fight with Brian Camozzi because of a fractured foot suffered in training.
Submitted Jun 7, 2017 12:32PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Rashad Evans vs. Sam Alvey tabbed for UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans’ road to redemption continues. According to the UFC’s Spanish language website, Evans (19-6-1 MMA, 14-6-1 UFC) is set to meet Sam Alvey (30-9 MMA, 7-4 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 114, which take place August 5 at Mexico City Arena in Mexico.
Submitted Jun 6, 2017 12:50AM by JLS - 5 comments
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Mark Hunt: ‘Crock of sh*t’ that ‘cheater’ Alistair Overeem was allowed IV before UFC 209
Earlier this year, Mark Hunt faced off against Alistair Overeem at UFC 209 amidst a sea of controversy regarding Hunt’s relationship with the UFC. At the time, Hunt was — and still is — in the midst of taking the UFC to court over the way the promotion handled Brock Lesnar’s entry into UFC 200 and subsequent drug testing failure. Hunt spent much of the lead-up to UFC 209 heavily criticizing the UFC while repeatedly pointing out how the organization matched him up, once again, against a foe with a murky history of PED use in Overeem.
Submitted Jun 5, 2017 10:02PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
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Mighty Mouse speaks out against Dana White and the UFCs bullying and unfair treatment
Demetrious Johnson has had enough. On the cusp of making history, the UFC flyweight champion, who is one title defense away from becoming the most successful champion in UFC history, has provided MMA Fighting with an exclusive statement (below) about his current relationship with the UFC. Over the past month, the UFC has attempted to book Johnson in a title fight versus bantamweight contender TJ Dillashaw, however, Johnson has resisted that idea.
Submitted Jun 5, 2017 7:10PM by FKA - 17 comments
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Kazushi Sakuraba Named as Next 2017 UFC Hall of Fame Inductee
UFC on Saturday announced that legendary mixed martial artist Kazushi Sakuraba has been named to the 2017 UFC Hall of Fame class as a Pioneer. The 2017 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, July 6 at 7 p.m. PT at Park Theater in Las Vegas. The event will be streamed live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS.
Submitted Jun 4, 2017 10:25PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Max Holloway and UFC 212's other winning fighters?
Max Holloway’s long climb to the top of the UFC featherweight division reached the summit on Saturday at UFC 212, where the Hawaiian finally claimed the undisputed championship from Jose Aldo. It took a 10-fight UFC winning streak for Holloway (18-3 MMA, 14-3 UFC) to earn a fight with Aldo (26-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC). He took full advantage, rallying from an early deficit to halt the Brazilian by third-round TKO in front of Aldo’s hometown fans at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. “Blessed” exited the event with a title belt, naturally making him the biggest winner of all. A number of other significant performances were featured on the pay-per-view main card, with Claudia Gadelha (15-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC), Vitor Belfort (26-13 MMA, 15-9 UFC), Paulo Borrachinha (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Yancy Medeiros (14-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC) emerging victorious. After every event, fans wonder whom the winners will be matched up with next. And with another night of UFC action in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward, put on a pair of Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard’s shoes, and play UFC matchmaker for UFC 212’s winning fighters.
Submitted Jun 4, 2017 10:19PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Jose Aldo and UFC 212's other losing fighters?
Saturday’s UFC 212 event at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro was an overlooked card that delivered plenty of entertainment value. That won’t matter to the five losing fighters from the pay-per-view main card, though. In the main event, Jose Aldo’s (26-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) second reign as UFC featherweight champion came to a crushing end courtesy of Max Holloway (18-3 MMA, 14-3 UFC). Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) suffered her second consecutive defeat in the co-headliner. Additionally, Nate Marquardt (35-18-2 MMA, 13-11 UFC), Oluwale Bamgbose (6-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC) and Erick Silva (19-8 MMA, 7-7 UFC) were all topped by their respective foes. After every event, fans wonder whom the losing fighters will be matched up with next. And with another night of UFC action in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward, put on a pair of Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard’s shoes, and play UFC matchmaker for UFC 212’s losing fighters.
Submitted Jun 4, 2017 10:18PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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UFC 212 bonuses: Max Holloway vs. Jose Aldo takes Fight of the Night
Max Holloway will leave Brazil with a shiny new UFC featherweight belt and an extra $50,000 in his pocket. Holloway’s title-unifying victory over Jose Aldo at UFC 212 on Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro didn’t just make him the undisputed king of the hill at 145 pounds, it also netted him a little extra cash. His third-round TKO finish earned ‘Fight of the Night’ honors, meaning both he and Aldo took home $50,000 bonuses.
Submitted Jun 4, 2017 12:58PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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