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UFC champ Jon Jones says he lost Nike deal due to brawl with Daniel Cormier
LAS VEGAS – That infamous brawl with Daniel Cormier apparently cost Jon Jones a Nike sponsorship worth “over six figures,” the UFC light heavyweight champion and his representatives today said.
Submitted Sep 23, 2014 9:40PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Daniel Cormier fined $9,000, ordered to perform 20 hours of community service
LAS VEGAS – UFC light heavyweight title contender Daniel Cormier was fined $9,000 and ordered to perform 20 hours of community service for his role in an August brawl with Jon Jones at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Submitted Sep 23, 2014 9:19PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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NSAC suspends Kevin Casey for one year, issues $5,600 fine
LAS VEGAS – UFC middleweight Kevin Casey was suspended for one year and fined $5,600 after failing a drug test at July’s UFC 175 event.
Submitted Sep 23, 2014 9:15PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Eddie Gordon vs. Josh Samman added to UFC 181 in Las Vegas
“The Ultimate Fighter 19? winner Eddie Gordon (7-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) returns to action in December, when he’ll meet “The Ultimate Fighter 17? cast member Josh Samman (10-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC 181.
Submitted Sep 23, 2014 9:14PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Chico Camus vs. Brad Pickett set for UFC Fight Night 57 (updated)
A flyweight matchup between Wisconsin’s Chico Camus (14-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and England’s Brad Pickett (24-9 MMA, 4-4 UFC) is the latest edition to UFC Fight Night 57.
Submitted Sep 23, 2014 9:13PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nate Diaz vs. Rafael Dos Anjos set as co-main event of UFC on FOX 13
Nate Diaz‘s return from an extended layoff is now set, as he faces fellow lightweight Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 13.
Submitted Sep 23, 2014 9:10PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Former UFC Greats Back Wanderlei Silva's Testimony on Fighter Mistreatment
Wanderlei Silva is taking a stand against the UFC, and given the response by former champions and longtime contenders, he is not alone. The former Pride and UFC legend shocked the world on Friday by releasing a video on his YouTube page officially announcing his retirement from MMA. According to Silva, the UFC took away his desire to compete, and he was hanging up his gloves for good after an 18-year run.
Submitted Sep 23, 2014 3:21PM by GDPofMPG - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
Wanderlei banned.
Wanderlei Silva was hit with a lifetime ban today for dodging drug test and fined $70K Looks like retirement was right thing for him to do.
Submitted Sep 23, 2014 2:33PM by handyman293 - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tumor returns, forces Bigfoot Silva into surgery in Brazil
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Antonio Silva was knocked out by Andrei Arlovski at the UFC Fight Night 51 mixed martial arts (MMA) event earlier this month in Brasilia, Brazil (more on that here).
Submitted Sep 23, 2014 11:44AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ian Entwistle vs. Anthony Birchak targeted for for UFC on FOX 13
Bantamweights Ian Entwistle (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Anthony Birchak (11-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) have agreed to meet later this year at UFC on FOX 1.
Submitted Sep 23, 2014 11:33AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tim Kennedy complaining about lack of pre-fight drug testing for his UFC 178 bo
Tim Kennedy says he wasn't tested during the lead up to his UFC 178 bout.
Submitted Sep 23, 2014 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fabricio Werdum sees himself taking Cain Velasquez down at UFC 180
"Vai Cavalo" isn't intimidated by Velasquez's wrestling credentials and promises to try to put the UFC Heavyweight champion on his back in the cage. Lol, have fun with that Werdum....
Submitted Sep 23, 2014 2:56AM by xdanish020 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jon Anik signs extension with UFC
One of the most notable and often-used figures in the UFC's broadcasting stable is Jon Anik, a man UFC hired from ESPN in 2011 to help fill broadcasting roles for the UFC's expanding schedule and program offerings. Anik's hiring was announced at the UFC 137 pre-fight press conference and was to be a three-year deal.
Submitted Sep 22, 2014 10:47PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mark Hunt wants rematch with Josh Barnett next
After doing what most thought was impossible and knocking out Roy Nelson with one punch last weekend, Mark Hunt is in the mood to call his shots.
Submitted Sep 22, 2014 10:46PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC’s Marc Ratner: Random out-of-competition drug testing to ramp up in new year
with the Nevada Athletic Commission banning the use of testosterone and the UFC enforcing stricter drug testing within its ranks, the sport of MMA has perceivably started to become a more even playing field.
Submitted Sep 22, 2014 10:44PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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John Moraga slated to face Jussier Formiga at UFC on FOX 13
John Moraga will look for his second straight win when he squares off against Jussier Formiga in a flyweight contest at UFC on FOX 13 on Dec. 13 in Phoenix, according to UFC officials Monday.
Submitted Sep 22, 2014 10:41PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Demetrious Johnson says Conor McGregor reminds him of "a young Mike Tyson"
Mighty Mouse appears to be all in on the prospects of rising featherweight star Conor McGregor, comparing him to two of boxing's most famous champions.
Submitted Sep 22, 2014 10:31PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Joe Riggs meets Ben Saunders at UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix
Joe Riggs had to wait a little extra for his return to the UFC, but now he’s got a new date, and it’ll be a home fight.
Submitted Sep 22, 2014 10:20PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort off; Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler 2 headlines UFC 181
The long awaited middleweight title fight between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort will have to wait a little longer following an injury to the champion that will postpone their fight scheduled for UFC 181 in December. Before took to Facebook to release the news stating that Weidman broke his hand in training, forcing him to pull out of their fight on December 6 in Las Vegas. "I've just received the news that Chris Weidman broke his hand and, for what everything points to, our fight is gonna be moved to February," Belfort wrote on his Facebook fan page on Monday.
Submitted Sep 22, 2014 7:16PM by Poor_Franklin - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mike De La Torre vs. Mark Eddiva added to UFC Fight Night 55 in Sydney
A new featherweight bout has been added to the UFC’s November return to Australia.
Submitted Sep 22, 2014 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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