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Khabib Nurmagomedov crashes UFC 181, press conference; champ Pettis open to fight
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – Undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov continued his campaign for a title shot, talking up a potential fight with Anthony Pettis following the champ’s dominant win over Gilbert Melendez at tonight’s UFC 181.
Submitted Dec 7, 2014 11:39AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Lawler-Hendricks 3 not a bad idea; MacDonald title shot not guaranteed
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – A trilogy fight between newly crowned UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and former titleholder Johny Hendricks could be on the horizon, according to UFC President Dana White.
Submitted Dec 7, 2014 11:37AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
CM Punk Signs With UFC
(wrestlinginc.com)
Throughout the UFC 181 preliminary card, the UFC teased a huge announcement during the pay-per-view portion of the show. CM Punk joined Joe Rogan during the broadcast and announced that he had signed a contract with UFC. "I have a limited window like all fighters do, and I'm here for a fight," Punk said. "This is my new career, 100%," Punk told Rogan in the interview. He mentioned that he'd signed a multi-fight deal.
Submitted Dec 6, 2014 11:04PM by FastKnockout - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Neil Seery vs. Chris Beal joins Sweden's UFC on FOX 14 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
A bout between Neil Seery (14-10 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Chris Beal (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has joined next month’s UFC on FOX 14 lineup in Sweden.
Submitted Dec 6, 2014 11:55AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gil: Win over Pettis gets me on GOAT list
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC light weight Gil Melendez spoke recently with Sherdog, ahead of his title fight with champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 181 on Saturday. Melendez argued that with a win over Pettus, he will be on of the G.O.A.T.S.
Submitted Dec 5, 2014 10:16PM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Schaub: If Ronda's mom was in Browne's corner, I'd be $#!^^ing bricks
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Brendan Schaub appeared recently on The Joe Rogan Experience, ahead of his fight with Travis Browne at UFC 181 on Saturday. Schaub said that opponent Travis Browne made a mistake leaving the famed Jackson's MMA to train with Edmond Tarverdyan at the Glendale fight club.
Submitted Dec 5, 2014 10:15PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Founder of Dethrone Royalty and Zappos.com responds to Reebok deal
(mixedmartialarts.com)
One day Nick Swinmurn was at the mall and couldn’t find a pair of the Airwalk desert boots he wanted. So I thought, Why not do an online shoe store? So he founded Zappos.com. The name is a short version of shoes in Spanish, zapatos, with an extra p. It was 1999. In 2009 sold Zappos to Amazon, for $1,200,000,000. That same year he founded what he describes as a passion project, Dethrone Royalty. On the eve of the UFC-Reebok apparel announcement, Swinburn took what he described as "a little poke" at the UFC, via Twitter.
Submitted Dec 5, 2014 10:14PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anthony Pettis on Khabib Nurmagomedov: 'I didn't know who he was, honestly'
(mmafighting.com)
Anthony Pettis' first encounter with Khabib Nurmagomedov came last year on Twitter. Since then, Nurmagomedov has been relentless, both in his pursuit of the UFC lightweight title and his trash talk of Pettis, the champion. But back then, Pettis admits he wasn't exactly sure what to make of the correspondence.
Submitted Dec 5, 2014 10:12PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
S&C coach raises questions about CABMMA PED tests at UFC 179
(mixedmartialarts.com)
CABMMA said in a prepared statement obtained by MMAJunkie, that all UFC 179 competitors were tested for anabolic agents, diuretics/masking agents, stimulants and cannabinoids. Further, according to multiple reports, CABMMA said the main and co-main event fighters - Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, Phil Davis, and Glover Teixeira - were in addition tested for human growth hormone (HGH) and erythropoietin (EPO).
Submitted Dec 5, 2014 10:11PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 181 Weigh-in Results: Johny Hendricks, Robbie Lawler Official for Title-Clash Rematch
(sherdog.com)
UFC 181 Weigh-in Results: Johny Hendricks, Robbie Lawler Official for Title-Clash Rematch.
Submitted Dec 5, 2014 8:04PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: UFC 181's Anthony Pettis is 'pound-for-pound best fighter in the world'
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC President Dana White has appointed a new fighter atop his personal pound-for-pound list.
Submitted Dec 5, 2014 4:03PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Andy Ogle vs. Makwan Amirkhani joins UFC on FOX 14 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
A featherweight bout between Andy Ogle (9-5 MMA, 1-4 UFC) and promotional newcomer Makwan Amirkhani (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is the latest addition to next month’s UFC on FOX 14 lineup.
Submitted Dec 5, 2014 10:15AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC president Dana White interested in talking to CM Punk about possible UFC career
(bloodyelbow.com)
Dana White briefly spoke to TMZ about the interest in getting former WWE champion CM Punk into the UFC.
Submitted Dec 4, 2014 4:38PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Visa issues force Rustam Khabilov out of UFC 182, Danny Castillo in need of new opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
Rustam Khabilov (17-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from next month’s UFC 182 event, and fellow lightweight Danny Castillo (17-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC) is now in need of a new opponent.
Submitted Dec 4, 2014 2:22PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen: Tim Kennedy is one cranky, bitter son of a bitch and somebody needs to tell him to shut up
(mmamania.com)
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender, Chael Sonnen, is tired of hearing about "Stoolgate." Not that anyone besides Tim Kennedy is still talking about it, but the constant bellyaching from the former Green Beret has the new ESPN analyst at his wit's end.
Submitted Dec 4, 2014 11:32AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Akira Corassani gets another home bout, meets Sam Sicilia at UFC on FOX 14
(mmajunkie.com)
On a two-fight skid, one of Sweden’s own will look for a return to the winner’s circle on his home turf in January.
Submitted Dec 4, 2014 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 20 Finale adds six fights in Las Vegas [Contains Spoilers to Last Night's Episode]
(mmajunkie.com)
With the semifinal pairings set, next week’s finale for Season 20 of “The Ultimate Fighter” has six new women’s strawweight matchups set. The bulk of the fighters booked for the card were cast members on the show who didn’t reach the semifinals. Felice Herrig (9-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is set to meet Lisa Ellis (15-8 MMA, 0-0 UFC); Heather Jo Clark (6-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) takes on Bec Rawlings (5-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC); Tecia Torres (4-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) faces Angela Magana (11-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC); Joanne Calderwood (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) fights Seo Hee Ham (15-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC); Aisling Daly (14-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets Alex Chambers (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC); and Angela Hill (1-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) takes on Emily Kagan (3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). All 12 of those fighters will be making their official UFC debuts. With the additions, the latest TUF 20 Finale lineup includes: TBA vs. TBA – for inaugural strawweight title Charles Oliveira vs. Jeremy Stephens Daron Cruickshank vs. K.J. Noons Yancy Medeiros vs. Joe Proctor Felice Herrig vs. Lisa Ellis Angela Magana vs. Tecia Torres Joanne Calderwood vs. Seo Hee Ham Heather Jo Clark vs. Bec Rawlings Alex Chambers vs. Aisling Daly Angela Hill vs. Emily Kagan
Submitted Dec 4, 2014 8:30AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jorge Masvidal injured, Gleison Tibau steps in to face Norman Parke in Boston
(ufc.com)
A back injury has forced lightweight contender Jorge Masvidal out of his UFC Fight Night bout against Norman Parke on January 18 in Boston. Stepping in for the Florida veteran is fellow Floridian Gleison Tibau.
Submitted Dec 3, 2014 10:47PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
In wake of rescinded suspension, Cung Le requested release from UFC contract
(mmajunkie.com)
Cung Le (9-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) today said he’s lost the motivation to fight for the UFC and requested his release from the promotion after it accused him of using performance-enhancing drugs.
Submitted Dec 3, 2014 10:41PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fighters react to landmark Reebok deal on Twitter
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Today the UFC announced a landmark deal with Reebok to become the official apparel sponsor of the organization. The deal will have a huge affect on the athletes as they will no longer be able to earn income from fight week and in the Octagon sponsorship. They will however earn a fixed sum of money each time they fight as part of the deal and will be able to earn a percentage of branded merchandise. With such a big announcement, the fighters were sure to react quickly on Twitter:
Submitted Dec 3, 2014 2:47PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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