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Belfort's UFC 187 license approved by Nevada
Vitor Belfort's license application to fight at UFC 187 was approved by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday, meaning his fight against middleweight champ Chris Weidman will proceed as expected.
Submitted Mar 23, 2015 10:56PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Pettis won't fight on cards with brother in future
Anthony Pettis says that one of the things he's going to changes after losing his lightweight title is to not compete on the same card as his little brother Sergio Pettis going forward.
Submitted Mar 23, 2015 10:50PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
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Mutante drops to 170. Wants to fight in June
Cézar Ferreira has seen enough of the UFC's middleweight division. 4-2 since his debut in 2012, the Brazilian will start a new run at 170 pounds that could begin as early as June.
Submitted Mar 23, 2015 10:49PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Hector Lombard suspended one year, fined, has UFC 182 win overturned by NSAC
UFC welterweight Hector Lombard has been suspended for one year, fined, and had his January win over Josh Burkman overturned to a no-contest by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Mar 23, 2015 10:47PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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UFN 62 suspensions: Six fighters out 180 days
Six fighters received long suspensions for injuries sustained during Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 62 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Submitted Mar 23, 2015 4:07PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Demian Maia says jiu-jitsu mentality keeps him from using ground and pound
After a dominant unanimous decision win against Ryan LaFlare at UFC FIght Night 62, Demian Mais claimed not to be fully happy with what he presented to his fans in Rio. The former middleweight title challenger is aware of the holes in his game, however, especially his ground and pound.
Submitted Mar 23, 2015 4:03PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Kurt Angle on how he almost joined the UFC twice
On multiple occasions, Kurt Angle had talked about dipping his toes in Mixed Martial Arts in the past, but at 46-years-old he admits that his window for that is closed. Although apparently, the former Olympic Gold Medalist and WWE star almost joined the ranks of the UFC and had two offers from Dana White.
Submitted Mar 23, 2015 11:57AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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UFC announces new Senior Vice President and General Manager of Brazil
Giovanni Decker has been announced as the UFC's new Senior Vice President and General Manager of Brazil. The executive has been in business for the last 23 years and said he is honored to be in the UFC.
Submitted Mar 23, 2015 11:55AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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White: No matter what, UFC will 'support' Anderson
The UFC president made it clear that his company will stand behind it's former champion, regardless the outcome of his ongoing PED case.
Submitted Mar 23, 2015 11:53AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Dana White on high alert to prevent physical altercation on UFC 189 media tour
UFC President Dana White will be on high alert over the next nine days as he attempts to prevent any physical confrontation between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor while they travel the globe for the “UFC 189 World Championship Tour.”
Submitted Mar 23, 2015 11:48AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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CABMMA official: ‘We can’t change the result’ of Drew Dober vs. Leandro Silva
Drew Dober is planning on appealing his UFC Fight Night 62 loss against Leandro Silva, but it’s unlikely that he will have any success in the process. Dober lost via submission in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday night, even though he neither tapped nor lost consciousness as "Buscape" applied a guillotine. Still, referee Eduardo Herdy stepped in and called the fight over. And even though it was a blatant misjudgment, his bizarre mistake might not be enough for Dober to get the result overturned to a no-contest, according to Cristiano Sampaio, COO of the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA). (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 23, 2015 9:02AM by Wez - 8 comments
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White fires back at Silva’s slavery comments
Wanderlei Silva feels a slave fighting for his freedom against the UFC, but Dana White sees him as a slave of his own actions.
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 12:27PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Dober on sub stoppage: He wasn’t choking me
UFC Fighter Drew Dober discusses the submission attempt from Leandro Silva that was later ruled a tap out following a bizarre referee miscalculation.
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 12:25PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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After UFC Fight Night 62 win, Amanda Nunes eyes rematch with Cat Zingano
RIO DE JANEIRO – After her UFC Fight Night 62 dismantling of Shayna Baszler, Amanda Nunes (10-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) wants a chance to avenge her only UFC loss to date in a rematch with Cat Zingano (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC).
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 12:23PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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UFC Fight Night 62 Fighters Bonuses Were ‘Tough Decision' For Dana White
The Ultimate Fighting Champion returned to Rio de Janeiro on Saturday for UFC Fight Night 62: Maia vs. LaFlare at the Maracanazinho Gymnasium for a card headlined by welterweights Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare. After the fights, the UFC awarded its usual $50,000 post-fight bonuses and it wasn't an easy deciding who received them on a fight card that featured nine finishes. Gilbert Burns, Godofredo ‘Pepey' Castro, Kevin Souza and Fredy Serrano ultimately earned the bonus money.
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 9:00AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
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Koscheck not ready to announce retirement yet
Josh Koscheck suffered his 5th straight loss in the UFC, with two straight coming in the last month. It was also his final fight on his current contract. While for most guys that would automatically mean a UFC exit, Koscheck does have a long tenure with the company. "I do have a soft spot for the TUF 1 guys," Dana White said during the post-fight press conference. "Josh and I will talk in a couple of days, and we'll go from there."
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 5:41AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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UFC pays Drew Dober his win money; Dana White stumps for no-contest
RIO DE JANEIRO – The abysmal referee call that led to a submission win for Leandro Silva (18-2-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 62 led UFC President Dana White to award Drew Dober (15-7 MMA, 1-3 UFC) his show and win money.
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 5:40AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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UFC Fight Night 62 bonuses: On card with nine stoppages, who won $50,000?
RIO DE JANEIRO – Gilbert Burns, Godofredo Pepey, Kevin Souza and Fredy Serrano each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 62 event. All four won “Performance of the Night” bonuses, while no “Fight of the Night” honors were given. UFC President Dana White announced the winners at the post-event news conference, which MMAjunkie attended. White said the decision was tough, given nine stoppages in 12 fights on the card.
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 5:38AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Meisha Tate-Jessica Eye Title Eliminator Bout Targeted For UFC Event In June
UFC President Dana White revealed during a Friday press conference that a 135-pound showdown between Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye has been targeted for an as-yet-to-be determined event in June. The winner of that bout is expected to receive the next bantamweight title shot, assuming Rousey beats Correia on Aug. 1. side note: why is Meisha even getting another shot, yes I understand she was the only person to make it pass round 2 and into round 3..but the face remains, she still got finished in both fights..not interested in this match at all..and IMHO, Eye doesn't deserve a title shot, she's just another person to boost Ronda highlight reel
Submitted Mar 20, 2015 5:03PM by RhythmAndStyle - 6 comments
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Diaz: Pettis and Dos Anjos are 'made from glass'
UFC lightweight Nate Diaz turned to social media to express his apparent disgust at both Rafael dos Anjos and Anthony Pettis suffering recent injuries.
Submitted Mar 20, 2015 12:55PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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