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Sean McCorkle Released from the UFC Following Back-to-Back Losses
Sean McCorkle’s run with the UFC has come to an end.
Submitted Apr 8, 2011 6:13PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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Shoulder Injury Forces Penn from UFC 132
One week after Jon Fitch dropped out of their scheduled UFC 132 rematch due to injury, B.J. Penn on Friday announced that he has also canceled his travel plans. Speaking in a video on BJPenn.com entitled “Why I opted to pull out of UFC 132,” Penn explained that he suffered a serious shoulder injury prior to his meeting with Fitch at UFC 127. “Of course, pushing my shoulder really hard during the Jon Fitch fight hurt my shoulder more,” said Penn. “I came back and tried to train, but every time I would train hard, it would just be really inflamed. I couldn’t even move it. Did an MRI, [but] I wanna keep some of that information confidential.” “I need about six to eight weeks to take it easy on my shoulder, let it rest,” Penn explained. “If Jon Fitch is ready, we can do it soon, or I’ll take a new opponent.” As a result of the injury, Penn will no longer compete on July 2 at UFC 132, which goes down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and is headlined by a bantamweight title bout between champion Dominick Cruz and the only man to ever beat him, Urijah Faber.
Submitted Apr 8, 2011 3:57PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Carlos Condit Draws Dong Hyun Kim At UFC 132 in July
Carlos Condit was hoping to face B.J. Penn at UFC 132. He’ll get at least half of his wish granted as the former WEC champion will face Dong Hyun Kim in a welterweight bout on the July 2 card.
Submitted Apr 8, 2011 1:53PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
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"The Ultimate Fighter 12" earns 1.2 million viewers for episode No. 2
The second episode of "The Ultimate Fighter 13: Team Lesnar vs. Team Dos Santos" scored a 1.0 household rating and 1.2 million viewers. Spike TV officials today emailed the ratings information to MMAjunkie.com. The numbers mark a slight decrease from the debut episode of the series, which earned 1.5 million viewers.
Submitted Apr 7, 2011 9:41PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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With Jon Fitch hurt, B.J. Penn won't fight at UFC 132 in July
B.J. Penn (16-7-2 MMA, 12-6-2 UFC) will not fight at UFC 132. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has confirmed with sources close to the Hawaiian that the UFC is not currently seeking an opponent for Penn, and "The Prodigy" will instead return to action at a later date. Penn had been expected to take part in a rematch at the July 2 event with Jon Fitch (23-3-1 MMA, 13-1-1 UFC), but the perennial welterweight contender in March was forced to withdraw from the bout with a shoulder injury.
Submitted Apr 7, 2011 6:25PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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UFC champ Silva welcomes new attention in Brazil but hopes sons take different path
It was the middle of the night, and DJs turned off the music. Bars shut off their jukeboxes, and people shifted attention to their nearest TV set in dwellings all around Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Curitiba, and other cities in the north of Brazil.
Submitted Apr 7, 2011 4:43PM by Rabi - 7 comments
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Tireless Mark Munoz constantly juggling as he preps for Demian Maia at UFC 131
He fought four times in the UFC in 2010, and he's on track to do so again this year. He runs his own gym, and he runs wrestling camps. He has a wife and four kids, and the events that follow in their lives. His cell phone rings constantly. This is the way he likes it. Or maybe better put: this is the only thing he knows. Keep on going. Don't look back and don't look too far forward.
Submitted Apr 7, 2011 4:41PM by Rabi - 1 comment
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Thiago Silva fined, license revoked for failed drug test
Looks like Thiago Silva pissed away more than just an opportunity. The UFC light heavyweight contender was recently popped by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for submitting a urine sample that was "inconsistent with that of a human" following his unanimous decision win over Brandon Vera at UFC 125 back on Jan. 1. And although he initially maintained his innocence following the incident, he eventually came clean and decided to accept the consequences for his actions.
Submitted Apr 7, 2011 2:57PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
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Brendan Schaub Eyes Mir, Nelson or Nogueira As Potential Next Opponent
UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub is hesitant to talk about his own standing in the division, but it’s clear he’s ready to test himself against the best of the best.
Submitted Apr 7, 2011 12:43PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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UFC: Rio Teaser Video Featuring Royce Gracie and the Top Brazilian Fighters
The UFC just released their first promotional video for UFC: Rio, happening on August 27, in Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena. This will be the second time the company heads to Brazil, with their maiden voyage happening back in 1998. The short teaser had this brief message, originally in Portugese: The UFC is coming to Brazil, where the fighters are produced, and the champions are forged. The video featured Brazil's top UFC fighters such as Vitor Belfort, Jose Aldo, Wanderlei Silva, Mauricio Rua, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Thiago Alves, Junior dos Santos, Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, and of course, UFC Hall-of-Famer, Royce Gracie. While it's almost impossible for all of them to be on the card, they have all expressed interest in fighting on their home country. This of course includes the original "Ultimate Fighter" in Royce Gracie, who at 44-years-old, is still trying to negotiate with Dana White to get him on the card.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 5:45PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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UFC 131 Official for Vancouver, British Columbia
Main Card: HW - Junior Dos Santos vs Brock Lesnar LW - Mac Danzig vs Donald Cerrone HW - Shane Carwin vs Jon Olav Einemo MW - Demian Maia vs Mark Munoz FW - Kenny Florian vs Diego Nunes Prelims: LW - Sam Stout vs Yves Edwards FW - Dustin Poirier vs Rani Yahya LHW - Krzysztof Soszynski vs Anthony Perosh FW - Michihiro Omigawa vs Darren Elkins HW - Joey Beltran vs Dave Herman MW - Chris Weidman vs Jesse Bongfeldt TICKET SALES FIGHT CLUB MEMBERS - THURSDAY, APRIL 14TH (10AM) UFC NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS - FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH (10AM) PUBLIC ON SALE - SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH (10AM) I already have my hotel, and plane ticket booked... bought my fight club membership 10 mins ago and will be on alert come the 14th!
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 5:23PM by Hendo67 - 3 comments
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On hot streak, UFC's Nik Lentz welcomes all-comers in lightweight division
Fighting in arguably the UFC's strongest division, lightweight Nik Lentz (21-3-2 MMA, 5-0-1 UFC) has yet to experience defeat since entering the organization 18 months ago. Over that span, Lentz has taken on all challengers and beaten the likes of Tyson Griffin, Andre Winner, Rob Emerson and, most recently, Waylon Lowe to continue his rise to the upper echelon at 155 pounds.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 5:00PM by Rabi - 4 comments
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Stout-Edwards Official; 8 Bouts Greenlit for UFC 131
A rumored lightweight showdown between Canadian kickboxer Sam Stout and well-traveled veteran Yves Edwards is now official for UFC 131, the promotion announced Wednesday. Eight bouts have been greenlit for the June 11 event, which goes down at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Headlined by a heavyweight No.1 contender’s bout between Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos, UFC 131 will also feature Kenny Florian’s featherweight debut against Nova Uniao product Diego Nunes.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 4:58PM by Rabi - 0 comments
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Brown-Attonito Official for UFC Live 4 in Pittsburgh
The fourth installment of the “UFC on Versus” series now has a home, as the promotion announced Wednesday that UFC Live 4 will take place at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on June 26. Additionally, a welterweight showdown between Matt Brown and Rich Attonito has been green-lit for the event, which marks the promotion's first trip to Pittsburgh.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 4:57PM by Rabi - 2 comments
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Return of the Dragon: Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres Will Get Another Shot in the UFC
When Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres made the trip to Seattle for his fight against Mackens Semerzier, he had all the right confidence heading into the fight. The former “Ultimate Fighter” competitor made the drop to 145lbs, which was a more natural weight class. He had been working with the Renzo Gracie academy to get him ready for the fight. He even had Taimak, the original Bruce Leroy from the film “The Last Dragon” in his corner.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 4:52PM by Rabi - 4 comments
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UFC on Versus 4 Officially Headed to Pittsburgh, Tickets On Sale April 23
The UFC is officially coming to the home of the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates. The UFC on Wednesday announced that it will indeed bring UFC on Versus 4, set for June 26, to the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 4:50PM by Rabi - 1 comment
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Bud Light renews UFC sponsorship and brings 'Battle on the Bayou' to Spike TV on Sept. 17 in New Orleans
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today (April 6, 2011) has announced a multi-year sponsorship renewal with Bud Light, the world's best-selling beer. To celebrate, Brock Lesnar is going home to get on top of his wife. The new agreement with Bud Light means more to fans than just a few well-placed logos and witty commercial spots. In fact, the boys at Anheuser-Busch will bring one special promotional event per year, beginning on Sept. 17, 2011, with a live event in New Orleans airing on Spike TV.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 3:46PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
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Erik Koch vs. Cub Swanson Slotted for UFC 132
Two of the most exciting fighters in the featherweight division, Duke Roufus-trained fighter Erik Koch and fellow featherweight Cub Swanson have verbally agreed to face each other on July 2nd at UFC 132 according to UFC.com.
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 10:20PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
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Shogun Rua targets August return after UFC asks him to 'fight again soon'
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is coming to the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro for its upcoming pay-per-view fight card on August 27, 2011, which means it needs as many Brazilian fighters as it can muster up for the return to "Rio." Rua gonna call?
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 5:13PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 15 comments
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Chris Weidman in for Court McGee, meets Jesse Bongfeldt at UFC 131
Undefeated middleweight prospect Chris Weidman (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has agreed to step in for an injured Court McGee (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) to face Jesse Bongfeldt (21-7-1 MMA, 0-0-1 UFC) at UFC 131.
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 5:12PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
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