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Brian Melancon replaces Paulo Thiago, meets Kevin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 27
Less than three weeks after pulling off an upset in his UFC debut, Brian Melancon knows when he'll be going back to work. He'll meet Kevin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 27 next month in Indianapolis.
Rory MacDonald trainer dismisses rumor fighter distancing himself from St-Pierre
Rory MacDonald could find himself on the cusp of a title shot with a win on Saturday – and that could complicate things with his teammate, champ Georges St-Pierre. But their trainer shot down a rumor of why the two aren't training side by side these days.
Roy Nelson's new UFC contract a long-term deal
If he fulfills it, Roy Nelson's new UFC contract should keep him with the promotion for at least three years.
Renzo Gracie teases potential return to fighting – with UFC or ONE FC
Working out with Frankie Edgar and Roger Gracie has Renzo Gracie thinking about a return to the cage.
Stephan Bonnar calls out Tito Ortiz for recent remarks
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz recently made some derogatory statements in regards to Stephan Bonnar being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. In this short video just before the induction, Bonnar responded.
If Rory MacDonald gets past Jake Ellenberger, he faces his toughest decision
Ever since the then 21-year-old Rory MacDonald threw around Nate Diaz before 55,000 fans at the Rogers Centre in Toronto en route to a unanimous decision win, people have labeled him as the next Georges St-Pierre, or as the heir apparent to St-Pierre’s crowns. St-Pierre is not just the UFC welterweight champion, but the face of the sport in Canada. He earns millions in endorsements to go along with being the sport’s biggest drawing card. MacDonald (14-1) was 20 when he moved from Kelowna, British Columbia, across the country to Montreal in search of the training that he felt would allow him to reach his potential as a fighter. That meant training at Tri-Star Gym, the home of St-Pierre...
Submitted Jul 23, 2013 1:25PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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John Makdessi vs. Renee Forte added to UFC 165 in Toronto
A lightweight bout between John Makdessi and Renne Forte is the latest addition to September's UFC 165 event.
Sonnen cleared to use TRT against Shogun
UFC star Chael Sonnen has revealed that the Massachusetts commission has accepted his application for a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone replacement.
Ahead of UFC on FOX 8, Danny Castillo gives up drinking for good
"Last Call" apparently is a thing of the past for Danny Castillo (15-5 MMA, 5-2 UFC). The UFC lightweight said he won't be drinking a celebratory beer if he beats Tim Means (18-4-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC on FOX 8 – he's given up alcohol...
Submitted Jul 23, 2013 8:27AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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Daniel Cormier vs. Roy Nelson set for UFC 166 co-main event
After some speculation he might test the free-agent market, Roy Nelson (19-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has instead signed a new multi-fight deal with the UFC and will face Daniel Cormier (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) this fall. UFC officials today announced the bout following an initial report from the Houston Chronicle. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) subsequently confirmed Nelson's new deal with sources close to the promotion. ------------------------------- Thank god! I was worried this fight wasn't going to happen for a little while
Paulo Thiago injured, out of fight with Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann
A knee injury has forced Brazilian veteran Paulo Thiago against a welterweight bout with TUF 17 middleweight winner Kelvin Gastelum.
Despite UFC Lobbying Efforts, France Upholds Ban on Mixed Martial Arts
Don’t expect to see the UFC in France any time soon, as the French Sports ministry has confirmed its ban on mixed martial arts.
UFC signs LW prospect Piotr Hallman, faces Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night 28
The UFC has picked up another lightweight prospect in Piotr "Pletwal" Hallman. He'll be making his debut against Francisco Trinaldo on September 4 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Demian Maia: Anderson Silva never learned anything from Steven Seagal
Former Anderson Silva opponent Demian Maia has taken to Brazilian television to poo-poo the alleged sensei-student relationship between aging movie maker Steven Seagal and Anderson Silva.
Anthony Pettis: Benson Henderson 'manipulating the rules' to keep UFC title
Matt Hughes Talks New UFC Executive Role and Comparisons to Johny Hendricks
Upon retiring from fighting, Matt Hughes took on an entirely new role as the UFC Vice President of Athletic Development and Government Relations. Much like his pioneering role as a fighter in the cage, Hughes is now learning on the job outside of the cage, trying to figure out how he can best help the newer fighters coming into the sport prepare for the various aspects of their career outside of actually fighting...
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 8:54AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Healy, Nurmagomedov verbally agree to meet at UFC 165
http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/7/21/4543930/pat-healy-khabib-nurmagomedov-verbally-agree-to-meet-at-ufc-165 Good fight. Thoughts? (Also, I don't really know why I suck at adding a web link. Sorry guys .)
Joao Zeferino drops to welterweight, meets Kenny Robertson at UFC Fight Night 28
The "Brazilian Samurai" Joao Zeferino has dropped back down to his natural weight class to take on tricky wrestle-grappler Kenny Robertson.
Hector Lombard on move to 170: 'If it were to be up to me, I would stay at 185'
Hector Lombard will make the drop to 170 pounds when he meets Nate Marquardt at UFC 166 in Houston on Oct. 19. But the former Bellator middleweight champion isn't afraid to admit the move wasn't his first choice. On Monday's edition of The MMA Hour, the Cuban-born former Olympic judoka said he's making the move at the UFC's suggestion...
The economics of UFC fight-night bonuses
Say you're a first-time UFC fighter. A stretch for most of us, I know, but bear with me. Say you built up a nice record on regional MMA events, stayed motivated and hungry and constantly in shape, then you got the call. You're going to make your debut on the preliminary portion of a UFC pay-per-view. This is your big chance. And your pay for this big chance? $8,000 to show and another $8,000 to win. Not exactly a jackpot, but it's a start. Then again, once you factor in taxes and management and the cost of your own training camp just to get to this point, you might be lucky if you have enough left over to get you to the next fight...
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