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Kenny Robertson vs. George Sullivan added to UFC on FOX 15 in Newark
(mmajunkie.com)
The April lineup for the UFC’s return to New Jersey continues to grow with the addition of a welterweight bout.
Submitted Feb 5, 2015 10:19AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Known out-of-competition drug tests snag 31 percent of UFC fighters
(mmajunkie.com)
Since out-of-competition drug testing ramped up in December 2013, a high percentage of UFC fighters have been caught using banned substances.
Submitted Feb 4, 2015 9:29PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva breaks silence on testing positive for steroids
(mmaweekly.com)
“I’ve been competing in this sport for a very long time. This is my nineteenth fight in the UFC. I have been thoroughly tested many times and have never had a positive drug test,” said Silva. “I have not taken any performance enhancing drugs. My stance on drugs is, and will always be, the same. I’m an advocate for a clean sport,” he continued. “I’m consulting with my advisors right now to explore all of my options and intend to fight this allegation and clear my name. I will not make any further comments until my team advises me to do so.” Silva has the option of requesting the B sample from his drug test be processed, which could put the initial A sample result in question or it could verify it. Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett told MMWeekly.com on Wednesday afternoon that Silva’s camp had not yet made such a request.
Submitted Feb 4, 2015 9:26PM by bjj1605 - 4 comments
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Nick Diaz doubles allowed marijuana limit, was only licensed days before UFC 183
(mmafighting.com)
Nick Diaz no-showed UFC 183 open workouts. He also almost didn't make the actual fight.
Submitted Feb 4, 2015 3:46PM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
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UFC plans to sponsor 2015 European Judo Championships
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC will be sponsoring the annual European Judo Championships in Scotland this year. What might sound like small news at first glance, is part of a smart business strategy that could be a major step to gaining more mainstream credibility.
Submitted Feb 4, 2015 3:43PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Heavyweights Daniel Omielanczuk and Anthony Hamilton meet at UFC Fight Night 64
(mmajunkie.com)
Another Polish fighter has been added to the UFC Fight Night 64 fight card.
Submitted Feb 4, 2015 3:41PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare set to headline UFC Fight Night 62 in Brazil
(mmafighting.com)
Urijah Faber won’t be competing in Brazil anymore on March 21. Faber was pulled from the UFC Fight Night 62 main event since Raphael Assuncao didn’t recover from an ankle injury and the promotion couldn’t find a replacement. Demian Maia and Ryan LaFalre, originally set to battle in the co-main event, will now headlined the card. MMAFighting.com confirmed the news with sources close to the situation.
Submitted Feb 4, 2015 12:35PM by Wez - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Doctor: Anderson Silva disappointed with results, says he didn’t use steroids
(bloodyelbow.com)
It appears that Anderson Silva was not aware of the anabolic steroids present in his system.
Submitted Feb 4, 2015 10:23AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva would not have been allowed to fight Nick Diaz at UFC 183 if NSAC received drug test results sooner
(mmamania.com)
Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) tested Anderson Silva for banned substances on Jan. 9, 2015, which was more than three weeks out from his UFC 183 main event match against Nick Diaz on Jan. 31, 2015.
Submitted Feb 4, 2015 12:32AM by FastKnockout - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tibau replaces Medeiros, faces Ferguson at UFC 184
(mmafighting.com)
Gleison Tibau will fill in for the injured Yancy Medeiros in a fight against Tony Ferguson at UFC 184.
Submitted Feb 4, 2015 12:25AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vitor Belfort specifically requested to fight Mark Munoz for the interim title
(bloodyelbow.com)
Wife and manager of "The Phenom", Joana Prado Belfort explained how the negotiation with the UFC was after Chris Weidman got injured.
Submitted Feb 4, 2015 12:22AM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Manny Gamburyan out, Aljamain Sterling now faces Takeya Mizugaki at UFC on FOX 15
(mmajunkie.com)
Manny Gamburyan has been ruled out of a planned bantamweight meeting with Aljamain Sterling (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC), and veteran Takeya Mizugaki (20-8-2 MMA, 7-3 UFC) has agreed to step in and take the fight.
Submitted Feb 4, 2015 12:18AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC confirms Silva tests positive for steroids, Diaz reportedly pops for marijuana, too
(mmajunkie.com)
The high of Saturday’s entertaining UFC 183 headliner between Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz quickly wore off tonight when news broke both men failed drug test related to the event.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 9:21PM by xdanish020 - 60 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 183 medical suspensions: Five get half-year terms, Tyron Woodley needs clearance
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 183 headlining middleweights Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva made it out of their fight with the worst injuries being some cuts on the face of Diaz. Both men received small medical suspensions as a result of their fight.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 6:19PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nik Lentz faces newcomer Levan Makashvili at next week's UFC Fight Night 60
(mmajunkie.com)
With Thiago Tavares (19-5-1 MMA, 9-5-1 UFC) forced to withdraw from the event, Nik Lentz (25-6-2 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC) now faces newcomer Levan Makashvili (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 60.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 6:18PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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MMA ref Josh Rosenthal out of custody next month, 18 months shy of scheduled sentence
(mmajunkie.com)
Veteran MMA referee Josh Rosenthal went to federal prison in Sheridan, Ore., on Aug. 14, 2013, a little more than one month after a judge sentenced him to 37 months of confinement and other penalties as part of a plea deal he reached in a drug case. The term was reportedly mandatory and did not allow for parole.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 5:22PM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
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184 lineup set with Holm-Pennington co-headliner, Munoz-Carneiro featured prelim
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup is set for this month’s UFC 184 event, and the ladies are featured in the two top pay-per-view bouts.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 2:13PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping calls out Nick Diaz for 'fan pleasing' UFC middleweight bout
(mmamania.com)
Perennial Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender Michael Bisping may already be scheduled to fight CB Dollaway at the UFC 186 pay-per-view (PPV) event on April 25 in Montreal, Quebec, but "The Count" is apparently looking past the No. 11 ranked middleweight to a potential future matchup with Stockton's own, Nick Diaz.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 1:02PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After big UFC 183 win, Miesha Tate wants Bethe Correia next
(mmajunkie.com)
Miesha Tate has had just a few days to savor a big comeback victory – and she’s got a fairly serious injury to recover from – but she has a next opponent in mind.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 12:54PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tyron Woodley picked up UFC 183 victory despite first-round foot break
(mmajunkie.com)
Tyron Woodley’s recent UFC 183 performance is looking more and more impressive.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 12:52PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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