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Ex-champ Velasquez completes back surgery, ready for full-time training in '4 to 5 weeks'
(mmajunkie.com)
Cain Velasquez 7 hours ago I wanted to update you all on how my injury has been progressing. First off, I want to thank you all for your amazing support. Your messages and your support have really helped me and my family through a tough time. I had orthoscopic surgery on Monday morning to remove some bone spurs that were pinching my sciatic nerve. The surgery was a complete success and I can’t tell you how well I’m feeling already. My doctors have recommended I take it easy for now but can begin light training in about two weeks. They also think I’ll be able to train at 100% in about four to five weeks. I’ll follow their orders but I can’t wait to get back in there. I’ll keep updating everyone right here and on Twitter. Thanks again, Cain
Submitted Feb 3, 2016 10:01PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC boss: Luke Rockhold to rematch Chris Weidman for middleweight title in June
(mmajunkie.com)
Chris Weidman will get a chance to take back the UFC middleweight championship from Luke Rockhold when the pair rematch for the title in June. After some speculation Rockhold could take on another contender, UFC President Dana White today confirmed on FOX Sports’ “Garbage Time” that Weidman is set for a shot at redemption this summer at UFC 199.
Submitted Feb 3, 2016 9:59PM by Budgellism - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Means flagged for 'potential' USADA violation, out of bout against Donald Cerrone
(mmafighting.com)
Another day, another anti-doping violation. The UFC announced Wednesday that welterweight veteran Tim Means has been flagged for a "potential Anti-Doping Policy violation" stemming from an out-of-competition drug test with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). As a result of the potential violation, Means is out of his UFC Fight Night 83 main event bout against Donald Cerrone. A replacement opponent for Cerrone is expected to be announced "shortly."
Submitted Feb 3, 2016 9:53PM by kopower - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Donald Cerrone rolls his truck in New Mexico, continues on to training sessions
(mmafighting.com)
Donald Cerrone has once again proven to be like the cat who falls out of a tree and lands on his feet. The popular "Cowboy" chronicled his latest mishap on Tuesday, in which he apparently rolled his truck while traveling in New Mexico. Cerrone posted pictorial proof off the incident on Twitter.
Submitted Feb 3, 2016 2:53PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Onetime UFC title challenger Chris Cariaso retires from MMA: 'It's a bittersweet decision'
(mmajunkie.com)
Thirteen-time UFC veteran Chris Cariaso has stepped into the cage for the final time. Cariaso (17-8 MMA, 7-6 UFC), who also fought twice under the WEC banner before making his way to the octagon, today told MMAjunkie of his decision. “I’ve decided after 22 years of active fighting to call it a career,” Cariaso told MMAjunkie. “It’s a bittersweet decision, as fighting and competing in a ring or cage is about all that I have known for a lifetime. “The last four-and-a-half years fighting under the umbrella of Zuffa have been nothing short of amazing. I have so many memories and have been able to travel the world doing what I love best. Honestly, my life is what many only get to dream about and I have to thank so many people for making dreams a reality to me.”
Submitted Feb 3, 2016 12:47PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Nate Marquardt vs. Thiago 'Marreta' Santos booked for UFC Fight Night 88 in Brazil
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s May return to Brazil continues to grow with the addition of a middleweight fight featuring a former champion. Ex-Strikeforce welterweight champ Nate Marquardt (34-15-2 MMA, 12-8 UFC) will fight in Brazil for the first time when he meets Thiago “Marreta” Santos (12-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC). The matchup was first reported by Brazil’s Combate MMA site, though UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement. The latest UFC Fight Night 88 card now includes: Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo Souza Matt Brown vs. Demian Maia Evan Dunham vs. Leonardo Santos Nate Marquardt vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos
Submitted Feb 3, 2016 11:21AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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The path to CM Punk goes through Mike Jackson, who thinks the whole thing is a 'massive troll'
(mmafighting.com)
Mike Jackson is the official photographer for Legacy FC. And it's in that capacity that he thought he'd be encountering Mickey Gall next month. When Jackson first got a call from Legacy matchmaker Collin Cantrell two weeks ago, he was really confused. Cantrell was talking about Gall and Legacy and a fight in early February. Jackson wasn't really sure where he fit in. "In my head I'm thinking, 'Y'all gonna fly me to Minnesota to come take pictures of Mickey Gall?'" Jackson said. No, Cantrell explained to Jackson. We want you to fight Gall, the matchmaker told him. "I was like, 'Fight who?'" Jackson said. "He's like, 'If you fight Mickey Gall, you get CM Punk.' That's how they're hyping this up to me. I was like, 'This makes no sense. What are you talking about?'"
Submitted Feb 3, 2016 10:18AM by GDPofMPG - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Edmond Tarverdyan: Ronda May Never Watch Film of Holm Loss
(foxsports.com)
Film study is a big part of many fighters' preparation. A couple months after losing via KO to Holly Holm, former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey still has not watched film of the UFC 193 main event, however, according to her coach Edmond Tarverdyan. Tarverdyan says that Rousey may never actually watch it, in fact. "It's not about wanting to watch, it's about whether or not the timing is right, or if it's necessary," he recently told ESPN.com
Submitted Feb 3, 2016 10:14AM by GDPofMPG - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Fight Camp / Team, Miscellaneous
 
Krylov will train at Kings MMA or Jackson MMA
(bloodyelbow.com)
On a three-fight win streak dating back to July 2014, Nikita Krylov is keen to use that momentum to work his way up the light-heavyweight roster. With victories against Cody Donovan, Stanislav Nedkov and Marcos Rogério de Lima in his most recent outings, the Ukrainian is ready to take the next step in his career, which requires a move to one of North America's top gyms. "As for my preparation for the fight, I think that in February I will fly to Los Angeles and start to train there," Krylov told cageside.ru. "While this is only an outline, we will consider such gyms as Kings MMA or Greg Jackson. Kings MMA has been named the best gym over the last couple of years. Champions Dos Anjos, Werdum are there, so it would be interesting to participate there."
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 11:43PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
CSAC suspends Ronda Rousey coach Edmond Tarverdyan for falsifying paperwork
(mmajunkie.com)
The California State Athletic Commission today suspended Ronda Rousey coach Edmond Tarverdyan for three months, ruling unanimously that he falsified his application as licensed cornerman. Tarverdyan, who appeared today at a CSAC hearing in Los Angeles, was also given a $5,000 fine and three years of probation. MMAjunkie confirmed the news with CSAC Executive Director Andy Foster after an initial report from MMAFighting.com. Tarverdyan’s license was suspended on Jan. 4 after the commission discovered he pled no contest in 2010 to two felony counts of identity theft and one count of resisting arrest. He served one day in jail, three years of probation and was ordered to perform 30 days of community service.
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 11:41PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Hector Lombard: I wanted to fight Rory MacDonald, but he doesn’t want to
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight Hector Lombard is fighting Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 85 and is happy to be returning to his adopted homeland of Australia. But he’s headed back knowing another matchup eluded him. A bout with Rory MacDonald, once scheduled for UFC 186 and then targeted by UFC President Dana White, was scrapped when the recent title challenger demurred at the matchup, he told MMAjunkie. “I want to fight him, and I think the UFC wanted to make that fight happen – he’s the one that doesn’t want it,” Lombard said after conducting a seminar at London’s Titan Fighter academy. “He’s the one who doesn’t want to fight.”
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 11:40PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Manager: Miocic targeting spring or summer meeting with champ Werdum
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC hasn’t committed to a fight between heavyweight Stipe Miocic and champ Fabricio Werdum, but the top contender hopes to get his title shot in spring or summer. According to Miocic manager Greg Kalikas, the UFC is reviewing Werdum’s “medical results so they can plan accordingly from there,” he wrote in a text message to MMAjunkie. Miocic (14-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) was granted a title shot after ex-champ Cain Velasquez (13-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) withdrew from this month’s UFC Fight Night 82 due to a back injury. But then Werdum (20-5-1 MMA, 8-2 UFC) suffered a back injury himself – after first suffering a toe injury – and withdrew from the Feb. 6 event, which was later downgraded from pay-per-view to FOX Sports 1 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 11:38PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC light heavyweight Abdul-Kerim Edilov fails USADA test before making octagon debut
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC officials today announced that light heavyweight signee Abdul-Kerim Edilov (16-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been notified of a potential anti-doping policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition test. As is traditional with such announcements, the UFC declined further comment and stated only that the United States Anti-Doping Agency, who administers the UFC’s drug testing program, will handle the situation moving forward.
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 11:36PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Title shot plus sponsors made Benson Henderson choose Bellator over UFC
(espn.go.com)
Immediate title shot,sponsorship freedom and possibilty of a fighters union lured Benson away from the UFC.
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 1:52PM by FKA - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 196 in Las Vegas adds lightweight bout between Justin Salas and Jason Saggo
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s mega-UFC pay-per-view in Las Vegas continues to build with a new fight added to the preliminary card. After what will be nearly 20 months on the sidelines, Justin Salas (12-6 MMA, 3-3 UFC) will return to action for a lightweight bout against Jason Saggo (10-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 196. UFC officials recently announced the new matchup. With the addition, the latest UFC 196 card includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor – for lightweight title Champ Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate – for women’s bantamweight title Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly Jim Miller vs. Diego Sanchez Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Vitor Miranda Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko Ilir Latifi vs. Gian Villante Jason Saggo vs. Justin Salas
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 12:51PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After 18 straight wins, what's next for Jimmie Rivera? Top-10 opponent, preferably
(mmajunkie.com)
With 18 straight wins and a perfect 3-0 record, what’s next for rising bantamweight prospect Jimmie Rivera? Preferably an opponent in the top 10, he said.
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 6:43AM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ex-UFC champ Jon Jones planning 3 more bouts at 205: Cormier, Johnson, Gustafsson
(mmajunkie.com)
If former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones sticks to his plan, he’s likely got three more fights at 205 pounds – and two will be rematches. On Sunday Jones held an impromptu Q&A Twitter session with fans, and he mentioned some interesting plans before a likely move to heavyweight.
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 6:40AM by xdanish020 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Baptist preacher hopes Conor McGregor gets struck down by lightning bolt
(mmajunkie.com)
Apparently even preachers can’t resist the pull of Conor McGregor’s promotional orbit. A Texas Baptist somehow found a way to weave the UFC featherweight into his YouTube sermon, praying, “God strikes him down with a lightning bolt, so everybody in the world that believes the Bible, even a little bit, will know that it was God as Jesus who stroke him down.”
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 6:38AM by xdanish020 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Conor McGregor 'crazy' (in a good way) for wanting to fight Rafael dos Anjos
(mmafighting.com)
Conor McGregor had plenty of options for his next fight. That's a point he has made over and over. According to Dana White, he didn't exactly take the path of least resistance when he chose to move up to lightweight and face champion Rafael dos Anjos.
Submitted Jan 31, 2016 2:59PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 18 Results: Johnson Vs Bader
(mmajunkie.com)
Anthony Johnson def. Ryan Bader via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:26 Ben Rothwell def. Josh Barnett via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 3:48 Jimmie Rivera def. Iuri Alcantara via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Bryan Barberena def. Sage Northcutt via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 3:06 Tarec Saffiedine def. Jake Ellenberger via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Diego Ferreira def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) Rafael Natal def. Kevin Casey via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 3:37 Wilson Reis def. Dustin Ortiz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Alexander Yakovlev def. George Sullivan via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:59 Alex Caceres def. Masio Fullen via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Randy Brown def. Matt Dwyer via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Damon Jackson vs. Levan Makashvili majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28) Tony Martin def. Filipe Olivieri via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 3:02
Submitted Jan 31, 2016 2:56PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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