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UFC Fight Night 65 official for Australia with Hunt-Miocic, Tavares-Whittaker, six more
South Australia’s capital of Adelaide will play host to a UFC event for the first time.
Submitted Feb 17, 2015 4:43PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Anderson Silva also failed UFC 183 pre- and post-fight drug tests
Add anti-anxiety medication to the list of things Anderson Silva tested positive for in conjunction with his UFC 183 bout with Nick Diaz.
Submitted Feb 17, 2015 4:42PM by FastKnockout - 37 comments
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Cummins challenges OSP to random drug testing
UFC light heavyweight Patrick Cummins would like to undergo random drug testing prior to his next fight in April.
Submitted Feb 17, 2015 11:51AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Bendo on toothpick: ‘I don't think it's illegal'
"Smooth" doesn't get what all that talk about "Toothpickgate" is about.
Submitted Feb 17, 2015 11:36AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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Alexander Gustafsson's mom wanted to punch Jon Jones in the hospital and 'knock him out cold'
After their title fight, Alexander Gustafsson's mom wanted to knock Jon Jones out when she saw him in the hospital.
Submitted Feb 17, 2015 11:35AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Maia: It's hard to fight jiu jitsu in the UFC
Former ADCC champion Demian Maia was once known for his submission savvy inside the Octagon but in recent years, his submission victories have been scarce and Maia believes he knows why.
Submitted Feb 17, 2015 11:32AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Gunnar Nelson eyes UFC 189 spot alongside teammate Conor McGregor
Gunnar Nelson hopes he can add some Icelandic flare to the UFC’s “International Fight Week” in Las Vegas this July.
Submitted Feb 17, 2015 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Edgar's PED stance: Take them, I’ll beat you anyway
If you're starting to feel like 2015 is the year of the drug test in MMA, you're not alone. Bad news has seemingly been the sport's most plentiful commodity throughout the first six weeks of the new year, with Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz, Hector Lombard, and Jon Fitch all testing positive for something or other within the condensed calendar.
Submitted Feb 16, 2015 9:38PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Frankie Edgar, Urijah Faber were both offered title fights against UFC champ T.J. Dillashaw
It's no secret that there are a current shortage of compelling contenders to challenge for T.J. Dillashaw's UFC bantamweight title. Injuries have sidelined the two most obvious choices, Dominick Cruz, the former champion, and Raphael Assuncao, the last man to beat Dillashaw. Their absences ultimately paved the way for another rematch against Renan Barao to booked for April 25 at UFC 186, but before that contract was inked, UFC officials tried their hand at a little creative matchmaking.
Submitted Feb 16, 2015 9:36PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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T.J. Dillashaw on Demetrious Johnson superfight: 'He don't want to fight me'
Like many fighters who have managed to pull off massive upsets, T.J. Dillashaw’s future seems directly tied to his past.
Submitted Feb 16, 2015 9:23PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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White, Fertitta to announce UFC's drug testing plan Wednesday in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS – UFC President Dana White and UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta will discuss their company’s plan to address performance-enhancing drug use at a Wednesday press conference at Las Vegas’ Red Rock Casino Resort Spa.
Submitted Feb 16, 2015 9:21PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Mark Hunt vs. Stipe Miocic targeted for UFC Fight Night 65 in Australia
The UFC’s first Australian event of 2015 is targeted for May 10, and Mark Hunt (10-9-1 MMA, 5-3-1 UFC) and Stipe Miocic (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) will reportedly headline the card in a heavyweight matchup.
Submitted Feb 16, 2015 9:03PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Phillipe Nover returns to the UFC, faces Nam Yui Chul in Manila
Phillipe Nover has retured to the UFC after almost 5 years outside the organization. He will face Nam Yui Chul in Manila.
Submitted Feb 16, 2015 10:39AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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'UFC Fight Night 63: Mendes vs. Lamas' lineup finalized with 10 televised bouts
The lineup for UFC Fight Night 63, the UFC’s return to Virginia, is set.
Submitted Feb 16, 2015 10:24AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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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
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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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