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'Tired' Uriah Hall will take time off from UFC, get fat after fighting five times in 2015
In case you haven't noticed, Uriah Hall has been a busy man as of late. The former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) finalist has competed a whopping five times for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2015, including three fights in just four months, racking up a 3-2 record during that span. That's why "Prime Time" wants to chill, get fat and chow down on some In-N-Out Burger, which is where he held his latest periscope session (via MMA Digest) to reveal his plans to take time off. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 25, 2015 4:23PM by Wez - 7 comments
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Citing lack of passion, UFC welterweight Cathal Pendred announces MMA retirement
UFC welterweight and “Ultimate Fighter 19” veteran Cathal Pendred today announced he’s retiring from MMA after six years as a professional. In a prepared statement posted on his Twitter account, Pendred said his feelings for the sport have changed and he’s decided to step away from the life of an active fighter while still remaining in the sport. “I have other interests that I want to pursue,” he wrote. “The time is right to close one door and open another.” Pendred’s rep was unavailable for comment.
Submitted Nov 25, 2015 1:10PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
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Heavyweight contenders Josh Barnett, Ben Rothwell face off at UFC on FOX 18
January's FOX card just got bigger. Literally. A pair of heavyweight contenders, Josh Barnett and Ben Rothwell, will meet in an important bout at UFC on FOX 18 on Jan. 30 in Newark, N.J., it was announced Tuesday night on FOX Sports Live. (Courtesy of on Twitter) ___________________________________________________________________________ Current UFC on Fox 18 card: Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell Tarec Saffiedine vs. Jake Ellenberger George Sullivan vs. Alexander Yakovlev Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Joaquim Silva Felipe Olivieri vs. Tony Martin Jimmy Hettes vs. Charles Rosa
Submitted Nov 24, 2015 11:45PM by Wez - 9 comments
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Michelle Waterson injured, out of UFC 194 fight with Tecia Torres
The UFC 194 megacard took a blow this week. Michelle Waterson is injured and out of an anticipated women's strawweight fight with Tecia Torres at the Dec. 12 event in Las Vegas, UFC senior vice president of public relations Dave Sholler confirmed with MMA Fighting. The news was first reported by MMAjunkie.
Submitted Nov 24, 2015 1:10PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
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T.J. Grant unwilling to 'close the door' on UFC return, but has no plans to fight MMA again
UFC lightweight T.J. Grant is a happy man these days. He hasn't fought since May of 2013, when he stopped Gray Maynard with strikes at UFC 160. He never was able to take advantage of his promised title shot. Really, it's not clear where his career is or what's left of it after a concussion essentially derailed his entire fighting career. According to Grant - now a father of two after his wife had another baby last week - that isn't ideal, but maybe the way things have to be. He's got other priorities that need attending to right now. Fighting, while he still loves it, just isn't at the top of the list.
Submitted Nov 23, 2015 7:50PM by JLS1980 - 13 comments
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Former UFC lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard dropping to featherweight
Gray Maynard is searching for an answer to help break out of an ugly four-fight UFC losing skid and get his first victory since June 2012. It appears he thinks a drop to the featherweight division will be the solution. A fighter in Maynard’s position faces a crossroads, with the option to hang up his gloves and move on from the sport, or do anything necessary to get back on track. It appears Maynard will do the latter; he stated on Twitter that he plans to get back in the octagon sooner than later, but this time it will be in a new weight class
Submitted Nov 23, 2015 11:31AM by Budgellism - 13 comments
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Dennis Bermudez vs. Maximo Blanco added to UFC Fight Night 81
A featherweight weight bout between Dennis Bermudez and Maximo Blanco has been added to UFC Fight Night 81. The Boston Herald first reported the bout on Thursday. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 22, 2015 8:05PM by Wez - 4 comments
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Report: Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort II booked for UFC 197
According to a report from Jornal O Globo on Sunday morning, Anderson Silva is booked to return to the Octagon against Vitor Belfort at UFC 197 in March. UFC officials have yet to confirm the news.
Submitted Nov 22, 2015 2:37PM by george112 - 24 comments
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Dong Hyun Kim (no, not that one) a late addition to next week's UFC Fight Night 79
Dong Hyun Kim (no, not that Dong Hyun Kim) is a late addition to next week’s UFC Fight Night 79 lineup. Not to be confused by the UFC welterweight of the same name who, coincidentally, also is scheduled for UFC Fight Night 79, ”Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim (13-6-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has replaced injured Hyun Gyu Lim (13-5-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and now meets fellow 170-pounder Dominique Steele (13-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the event, officials today announced.
Submitted Nov 21, 2015 4:36PM by Poor_Franklin - 3 comments
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Ufc Fight Night 78 Weigh In Results
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET) Kelvin Gastelum (171) vs. Neil Magny (171) Ricardo Lamas (146) vs. Diego Sanchez (145) Henry Cejudo (126) vs. Jussier Formiga (126) Enrique Marin (170) vs. Erick Montano (169) – ‘TUF: Latin America 2’ welterweight final Enrique Barzola (155) vs. Horacio Gutierrez (154) – ‘TUF: Latin America 2’ lightweight final Efrain Escudero (156) vs. Leandro Silva (155) PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Taylor Lapilus (136) vs. Erik Perez (136) Bartosz Fabinski (170) vs. Hector Urbina (171) Scott Jorgensen (135.5) vs. Alejandro Perez (135.5) Gabriel Benitez (145) vs. Andre Fili (145) PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET) Alvaro Herrera (171) vs. Vernon Ramos (170) Cesar Arzamendia (155) vs. Polo Reyes (155) Valmir Lazaro (155) vs. Michel Prazeres (156)
Submitted Nov 20, 2015 7:34PM by kopower - 3 comments
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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones hints at April 23 return date
Jon Jones is getting both his body and his troll game back into top form. The sport's best pound-for-pound fighter posted a photo to Instagram on Tuesday showing off a ripped physique and hinting at a return to the Octagon...
Submitted Nov 20, 2015 12:26AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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UFC to partner with Victory Fighting Championship on Fight Pass
UFC Fight Pass announced on Thursday a new promotional partnership with the Omaha, Neb.-based Victory Fighting Championship promotion. Fight Pass will acquire the rights to the tape library of the company, which dates back to 2002, and on Friday, Jan. 29, will be airing Victory 47, the company's next live event. The show will be headlined by Anthony Smith (23-11) vs. Elvis Mutapcic (15-3) for the company's vacant middleweight title, starting at 10 p.m. Eastern...
Submitted Nov 20, 2015 12:21AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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What investors are being told about UFC earnings (PART 3)
What do we know about the financial health of the UFC? We know the company has seen its revenues rise steadily over the years, from $4.6 million in 2001, the first year under Zuffa, LLC's management, to $522 million last year. At the same time, we have seen the company's long-term debts also rise, from zero bank debt in those early years to its current $535 million debt load. Neither debt nor revenue tells us much though about its current financial condition. Are they profitable, and if so how profitable? Are they solvent and able to meet their obligations? Without more data, revenue and debt do little to answer these questions. All are very interesting and well worth the read.
Submitted Nov 19, 2015 12:10PM by GDPofMPG - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Floyd Mayweather Jr. offers to help Ronda Rousey with her Boxing
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a lot of things. One thing he hasn’t been known for is his generosity. But people change, apparently, and now Floyd sounds like he’s on Team Ronda Rousey, despite the two jabbing at each other in the media for the past couple years. Seems legit.
Submitted Nov 18, 2015 12:08AM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
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UFC Fighter Rankings: Jon Jones is Back
Sure there was a title change and a lot of movement in some other divisions, but the biggest news in this week's UFC rankings is the return of Jon Jones.
Submitted Nov 18, 2015 12:01AM by JLS1980 - 9 comments
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Polo Reyes vs Cesar Arzamendia added to this weekends Fight Night 78 Magney vs Gastelum
This weekends Fight Night card that will be headlined by Neil Magney vs Kelvin Gastelum has it's 13th and final bout added to the lineup. Polo Reyes (3-1) vs Cesar Arzamendia (7-1) will square off on the 2nd bout of the night on the early prelims. You can check out the action on UFC's Fight Pass.
Submitted Nov 17, 2015 10:41PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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November Proclaimed ‘Holly Holm Month’ in Albuquerque Following UFC 193 Win
The Albuquerque City Council has proclaimed November “Holly Holm Month” in celebration of the popular fighter’s upset victory over Ronda Rousey in the UFC 193 headliner. Congrats to Holly. Pretty funny.
Submitted Nov 17, 2015 4:52PM by Bustamante-Aoki - 0 comments
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Joe Rogan Podcast: "Cyborg would make 135 if she cut off her d#$k"
Former Strikeforce and current Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Justino has been the victim of her fair share of body shaming and gross gender-related jokes and comments. Most recently, Joe Rogan and fellow comedian Tony Hinchcliffe made a joke in a podcast that featured UFC President Dana White about Cyborg having male genitals. They followed up by suggesting that she could cut down to bantamweight if she relieved herself it.
Submitted Nov 17, 2015 12:42PM by GDPofMPG - 48 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Interviews, MMA Personalities
Holly Holm's endorsement of company linked to banned supplements questioned
When Holly Holm knocked out Ronda Rousey on Saturday night at UFC 193, one of the most conspicuous congratulations came from Intel Pharma — not for what it said, but for what it is. The Texas-based company, one of Holm’s sponsors, sells supplements advertised as containing substances that are banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). UFC’s independent administrator of its doping protocol is the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which adheres to WADA rules and regulations.
Submitted Nov 17, 2015 12:33PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
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UFC 193 Salary, Reebok and Bouns Payout
SALARY: $866,000 REEBOK: $245,000 BONUS: $200,000 TOTAL: $1,311,000 ATTENDANCE: 56,214 GATE: $6,800,000 Holly Holm: $180,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $30,000 Reebok sponsorship) Mark Hunt: $170,000 ($160,000 to show, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship) Ronda Rousey: $165,000 ($75,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship) Joanna Jedrzejczyk: $100,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship) Kyle Noke: $95,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship) Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva: $80,000 ($75,000 to show, no win, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship) Gian Villante: $60,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship) Stefan Struve: $57,000 ($42,000 to show, $15,000 Reebok sponsorship) Robert Whittaker: $53,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship) Valerie Letourneau: $44,000 ($14,000 to show, $30,000 Reebok sponsorship) Jared Rosholt: $41,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship) Jake Matthews: $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Danny Martinez: $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Dan Kelly: $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Richard Walsh: $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) James Moontasri: $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Ben Nguyen: $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Anthony Perosh: $26,000 ($16,000 to show, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship) Uriah Hall: $23,000 ($18,000 to show, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship) Peter Sobotta: $16,500 ($14,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Akbarh Arreola: $14,500 ($12,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Richie Vaculik: $14,500 ($12,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Ryan Benoit: $14,500 ($12,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Steve Montgomery: $12,500 ($10,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Steve Kennedy: $12,500 ($10,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Anton Zafir: $12,500 ($10,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)
Submitted Nov 16, 2015 6:02PM by GDPofMPG - 2 comments
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