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Conor McGregor was briefly the betting favorite against champion Jose Aldo
Outspoken Irishman Conor McGregor has shocked the fight world once again. On Friday, the Dublin native briefly became the betting favorite against longtime champion Jose Aldo.
Submitted Feb 16, 2015 12:37AM by RacingHartPurple - 11 comments
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Schaub: Given penalties, PED use makes sense
Schaub compellingly made the case that given the current penalties for PED use, it makes sense to use them. "Listen, I would love to hear an argument for why I shouldn't do steroids," he said. "Give me one. Let's say I take steroids and test positive. Say I'm a young kid [getting to the UFC] and I ask my dad, 'Dad, why shouldn't I take steroids?' Can I say, 'Well, you'll never be world champ.' That's not true. Anderson Silva's world champ. 'Well, you'll never fight for a title.' That's not true.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 3:07PM by tildengolfer - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
Benson Henderson's quirky love for toothpicks
Benson Henderson has a quirky habit of fighting with a toothpick in his mouth.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 3:06PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
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Urijah: 'Mangy' Irishmen have nothing to cheer about but Conor McGregor
UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber recently discussed featherweight contender Conor McGregor, on Team Alpha Male Radio. Faber fired off a trash talk shotgun, blasting an entire nation, or at least the male half of it. “Especially for Ireland, I’ve seen some hot Irish women but all the dudes over there are pretty mangled looking.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 3:04PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
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White: Silva's positive test messed me up for days
In his first public comment on the matter, UFC President Dana White said he was staggered by news of ex-middleweight champ Anderson Silva’s positive test for steroids. "It screwed me up for a few days,” White told MMAjunkie following Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 60 event in Broomfield, Colo. “I was messed up for a few days after that. I’ve been a huge Anderson Silva fan, too. But we’ll talk about that on Wednesday.”
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 3:03PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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White jokes Rousey will have to start fighting men with win
"She's gonna have to start fighting men if she walks through Cat Zingano," White said after UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch. Rousey is an undefeated 10-0, all by finish. Only one woman, Miesha Tate, has been out of the first round with the UFC women's bantamweight champion. "Rowdy" is coming off a 16-second knockout of Alexis Davis at UFC 175 last July. "If Ronda Rousey walks through Cat Zingano the way she has walked through every body else, I don't know what to do with her," White said.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 3:02PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
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Benson Henderson Unsure Whether He Will Stay at 170: ‘It’s Still Up in the Air’
Benson Henderson Unsure Whether He Will Stay at 170: ‘It’s Still Up in the Air’.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 10:25AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Bad news for Jim Alers after eating illegal knee at UFC Fight Night 60
The possibility of Jim Alers appealing and overturning his loss at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 60 event is, it seems, slim at best.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 10:21AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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No Rory for Benson Henderson, White says: MacDonald already has fight booked
After beating tough welterweight Brandon Thatch in style, ex-UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson floated the idea of fighting top contender Rory MacDonald for his second appearance in the division, even though he admitted he’d “be in for a handful” in facing such a tough opponent so early in his experiment at 170 pounds. There’s just one problem: MacDonald (18-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) is already booked, according to UFC President Dana White, who declined to name the Canadian’s next opponent. “He has a fight lined up already, but is hasn’t been announced yet,” White said at the post-event news conference for UFC Fight Night 60 at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 2:59AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Max Holloway vs. Cub Swanson booked for UFC on FOX 15 in Newark
Max Holloway couldn’t even get out of the cage on Saturday night before he had his next fight booked. Holloway (12-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) looked dominant against Cole Miller (21-9 MMA, 10-7 UFC) in the UFC Fight Night 60 co-main event, and with the win he drew a key featherweight assignment against Cub Swanson (21-6 MMA, 6-2 UFC) at UFC on FOX 15 in April. With the addition to the lineup, UFC on FOX 15 now includes: Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza Max Holloway vs. Cub Swanson Patrick Cummins vs. Ovince Saint Preux Felice Herrig vs. Paige VanZant Paul Felder vs. Jim Miller Aljamain Sterling vs. Takeya Mizugaki Chris Dempsey vs. Eddie Gordon Corey Anderson vs. Gian Villante Nick Catone vs. Vitor Miranda Kenny Robertson vs. George Sullivan
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 2:58AM by Budgellism - 9 comments
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UFC Fight Night 60 bonuses: Henderson vs. Thatch earns Fight of Night honors
Benson Henderson's jump up to welterweight paid off well for a variety of reasons Saturday night. Henderson and Brandon Thatch earned $50,000 extra for the Fight of Night honors at UFC Fight Night 60. Henderson won the main event with a submission (rear-naked choke) in the fourth round. Ray Borg and Neil Magny earned Performance of the Night honors. Borg defeated Chris Kelades via submission (kimura), while Magny won his sixth straight fight with a submission (rear-naked choke) over Kiichi Kunimoto.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 2:22AM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
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Photo: Bendo beat Thatch with toothpick in mouth
Ben Henderson had a toothpick in his mouth during the entire bout.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 1:51AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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UFC Fight Night 60 weigh-in results: Henderson, Thatch official, but three off mark
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET) -Benson Henderson (169) vs. Brandon Thatch (170) -Max Holloway (145.25) vs. Cole Miller (145) -Kiichi Kunimoto (170) vs. Neil Magny (170.5) -Daniel Kelly (185.5) vs. Patrick Walsh (191.5)* -Michel Prazeres (156) vs. Kevin Lee (155.25) -Ray Borg (125.75) vs. Chris Kelades (127)** PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) -Efrain Escudero (156) vs. Rodrigo Lima (154.5) -Jim Alers (145) vs. Chas Skelly (145.75) -Tim Elliott (125) vs. Zach Makovsky (125.5) -James Moontasri (158)* vs. Cody Pfister (156) * Walsh and Moontasri forfeit 20 percent of their purses to their opponents. ** Kelades was given two hours to cut the additional weight.
Submitted Feb 13, 2015 7:39PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
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Nik Lentz vs Levan Makashvili scratched from UFC Fight Night 60 lineup
For the second time in six months, Nik Lentz has had a UFC fight canceled on weigh-in day. Sources close to the situation told MMAjunkie that Lentz’s planned UFC Fight Night 60 bout with Levan Makashvili (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been pulled from the lineup. Sources close to the promotion told MMAjunkie that Lentz has flu-like symptoms. Doctors ruled him ineligible today. Lentz (25-6-2 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC) was originally scheduled to meet Thiago Tavares at Saturday’s event, which takes place at 1STBank Center in Broomfield, Colo., but he suffered an injury roughly two weeks out. Makashvili, who was set to make his debut at the event, replaced him on short notice.
Submitted Feb 13, 2015 5:45PM by Shawn91111 - 5 comments
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Gleison Tibau: I had more anti-doping tests in UFC than Andrew McInnes has pro fights
UFC lightweight Gleison Tibau takes exception to being accused of PED use by WSOF lightweight Andrew McInnes.
Submitted Feb 12, 2015 8:57PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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In wake of drug test failures, UFC's White, Fertitta to hold news conference in Las Vegas
UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and President Dana White will address a spate of high-profile drug test failures next week. A special news conference is set for next Wednesday in Las Vegas.
Submitted Feb 12, 2015 8:55PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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Five more fights added to UFC Manila
On the heels of the UFC announcing Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber as the main event of UFC Fight Night in the Philippines, several more bouts have been confirmed for the May 16th show.
Submitted Feb 12, 2015 11:34AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Evans out for 6-7 months after second ACL surgery
Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans underwent a second knee surgery in January and will be sidelined for another 6 to 7 months.
Submitted Feb 12, 2015 11:33AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Donald Cerrone in dicussion for UFC 187 in May
A highly anticipated lightweight match between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Donald Cerrone is currently in the works for the Memorial Day PPV event.
Submitted Feb 12, 2015 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ray Borg was legitimately stressed out by the prospect of no more Twinkies
Some people joked about their frustration levels when Twinkies were going to be taken off the market. For UFC flyweight Ray Borg, the situation was far more serious.
Submitted Feb 12, 2015 11:27AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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