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Nick Diaz arrested for alleged domestic violence in Las Vegas
Nick Diaz has been arrested following an alleged domestic violence incident Thursday evening in Las Vegas. A person within the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department identified Nickolas R. Diaz, 34, who is listed in an online in-custody search for the Clark County Detention Center, as UFC fighter Nick Diaz. The person spoke to MMAjunkie on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to speak on the matter. Diaz has been charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation, as well as misdemeanor domestic battery for the alleged incident.
Submitted May 25, 2018 5:19PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Davey Grant vs. Manny Bermudez scratched from Sunday's UFC Liverpool lineup
Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 130 lineup is down one of its scheduled main card bouts. Davey Grant (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been pulled from his planned bantamweight bout with Manny Bermudez (11-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) due to a staph infection, MMAjunkie verified with a UFC official following an initial report from MMANYTT.com. A replacement is not expected to be sought for Bermudez with weigh-ins for the event less than 48 hours away.
Submitted May 24, 2018 8:13PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Cub Swanson vs. Renato Moicano official for UFC 227
A pair of top-10 featherweights are coming to the City of Angels. Cub Swanson will take on Renato Moicano at UFC 227 on Aug. 4 in Los Angeles, the UFC officially announced Thursday. The Los Angeles Times first reported the fight was in the works earlier this month.
Submitted May 24, 2018 6:17PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Aleksei Oleinik vs. Mark Hunt in the works for UFC Moscow main event
With Fabricio Werdum currently sidelined while he deals with a potential USADA suspension, Mark Hunt could step in to take his place in Moscow. Sources told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that a matchup between Hunt and Werdum’s originally scheduled opponent Aleksei Oleinik is in the works to headline the UFC’s debut in the Russian capital, which is set to take place on Sept. 15.
Submitted May 24, 2018 6:15PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Streaking Alejandro Perez meets Eddie Wineland at UFC Fight Night 133 in Boise
A bantamweight bout between Alejandro Perez and Eddie Wineland is the latest addition to July’s UFC Fight Night 133 lineup. UFC officials recently announced the Perez (20-6-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) vs. Wineland (23-12-1 MMA, 5-6 UFC) matchup. UFC Fight Night 133 takes place July 14 at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. The card is expected to air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full bout order and fight card haven’t been finalized.
Submitted May 24, 2018 2:29PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Georges St-Pierre opens up about Nate Diaz fight that didn’t happen, future UFC plans
Earlier this month, UFC president Dana White announced that a blockbuster fight between Georges St-Pierre and Nate Diaz was in the works for Aug. 4 at UFC 227. Momentum for the matchup even reached a point where betting odds were released and Diaz responded to the rumblings with a very Diaz-like Facebook post accusing St-Pierre of steroid use and accusing White of selling “wolf tickets” to fight fans. Ultimately, that was the end of it though. The matchup never came to fruition. However, speaking Wednesday during an appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience, St-Pierre revealed that discussions of a potential UFC 227 return against Diaz were very much a real thing, and that “GSP” and his team at Tristar actually contemplated the idea.
Submitted May 23, 2018 11:45PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Dana White says he’ll meet with Conor McGregor in Liverpool to discuss McGregor’s future
Is Conor McGregor going to make his return to the UFC? He and the company will try to figure that out this weekend. The only man ever to simultaneously hold two UFC weight-class championships will meet with UFC president Dana White this weekend in Liverpool, England, to discuss the former lightweight and featherweight champion’s next career moves, White told ESPN on Wednesday.
Submitted May 23, 2018 11:40PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Ex-champ Chris Weidman targets fall UFC return after second hand surgery
Things are beginning to look up for former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman. Weidman (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) hasn’t seen action since a submission victory over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC on FOX 25 in July. He’s had left hand issues that taken multiple surgeries to fix, but according to the former titleholder, the worst of it is behind him. According to Weidman, 33, who spoke about his injury during a Tuesday “EA UFC 3” Twitch stream, the most recent surgery on his thumb went well and he could be cleared for training as soon as this week.
Submitted May 23, 2018 6:48PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Why yes, the thought of Al Iaquinta vs. Justin Gaethje does get us hyped, thank you very much
Fresh off the bizarre turn of events that saw him sort of but maybe not really fight for the UFC lightweight title, Al Iaquinta has a new opponent in mind. And, yeah, it’s Justin Gaethje. And, yes, that does sound like an awesome idea. Responding to a fan query on his “Call Me Al” podcast this week, Iaquinta teased the possibility of a bout with Gaethje this summer.
Submitted May 23, 2018 7:54AM by Braden - 2 comments
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Luke Rockhold re-injures leg, tabling talks of Alexander Gustafsson fight
So much for that Alexander Gustafsson vs. Luke Rockhold fight. At least for now. The bout, which had been discussed for what was expected to be a light heavyweight matchup at UFC 227 in Los Angeles on Aug. 4, was never officially announced. But a leg injury suffered by the former UFC middleweight champion has put those talks on ice for now, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported Tuesday.
Submitted May 23, 2018 2:55AM by Braden - 2 comments
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Mirko Cro Cop details extent of knee injury, targeted date for return
Mirko Filipovic’s left leg is in rough shape following his withdrawal from Bellator 200’s main event. Filipovic, 43, pulled out of Friday’s scheduled Bellator 200 rematch against Roy Nelson after suffering an 11th hour knee injury in training. Unfortunately for “Cro Cop,” the damage appears to be extensive. MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported Tuesday that Filipovic’s list of injuries to his left leg includes: an ACL tear, a partial MCL tear, a meniscofemoral ligament (MFL) tear, an LCL sprain, and a median arcuate ligament (MAL) tear. “Cro Cop” underwent surgery Monday to address the damage. Despite the extent of his injury, the Croatian legend told Helwani that he is targeting a return in October and wants to fight Nelson “ASAP.”
Submitted May 22, 2018 5:49PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
Jeremy Petley out of Bellator 200 due to injury, Saul Rogers fight canceled
Saul Rogers is without a dance partner for his promotional debut this Friday night at Bellator 200. Bellator has confirmed that Canadian Jeremy Petley has pulled out of his bout with Rogers due to an undisclosed injury. Nolan King first reported the news of Petley’s withdrawal on May 17. Officials were looking for a short-notice replacement for “The Hangman”, but MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani confirmed that Rogers was also removed from the card. Rogers also wrote in an Instagram story that he would no longer be fighting Friday.
Submitted May 22, 2018 5:48PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Titan FC double champ Jose Torres signs with UFC, will debut in Utica
One of the top lighter weight fighters in the world is headed to the UFC. Jose Torres, the Titan FC flyweight and bantamweight champion, has agreed to fight Jarred Brooks at UFC Fight Night Utica on June 1, MMA Fighting has learned. Torres, who has agreed to a multi-fight contract with the promotion, is replacing Hector Sandoval, who is out of the fight due to undisclosed reasons. The fight will take place at flyweight.
Submitted May 22, 2018 4:48PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Fabricio Werdum fails USADA drug test, facing UFC anti-doping violation
Just one day after news broke that Fabricio Werdum would be headlining the UFC’s debut in Russia, the former UFC heavyweight champion is in hot water with USADA. Werdum failed a USADA out-of-competition drug test, stemming from a sample collected April 25, the UFC announced Tuesday. He is facing a UFC anti-doping violation. The substance that he tested positive for was not released, per policy.
Submitted May 22, 2018 4:44PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Tatiana Suarez, the female Khabib Nurmagomedov?
We look at the standout performance from UFC strawweight Tatiana Suarez at UFC Chile against Alexa Grasso. Is Suarez the female Khabib Nurmagomedov?
Submitted May 22, 2018 12:53AM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Michael Chiesa to make FS1 analyst debut for UFC Liverpool
After missing out on an opportunity to fight in April, Michael Chiesa has found another way to get some exposure. The lightweight contender will make his FOX Sports 1 broadcasting debut when he joins Michael Bisping, Jimmy Smith, and Karyn Bryant on the analyst desk this weekend for UFC Liverpool, FOX announced Monday.
Submitted May 22, 2018 12:51AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Ian McCall announces retirement
“Uncle Creepy” is calling it a day. Ian McCall announced Monday on The MMA Hour that he is retiring after a 15-year career that saw him become one of the best fighters in the 125-pound division.
Submitted May 22, 2018 12:50AM by Braden - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexey Oleynik set to headline UFC Moscow
The UFC’s inaugural event in Russia will be headlined by a fight that can only be described as a grappler’s delight. A heavyweight matchup between former UFC champion Fabricio Werdum and Ukranian-Russian mat wizard Alexey Oleynik is set to headline UFC Moscow on Sept. 15. MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported the matchup Monday afternoon on The MMA Hour.
Submitted May 21, 2018 5:01PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mirko Cro Cop out of Bellator 200 main event, Rafael Carvalho vs. Gegard Mousasi to headline
Bad luck has hit Bellator 200. The landmark show lost its main event on Monday, as Mirko Filipovic has been forced to withdraw from Friday’s main event at The SSE Arena in England with an undisclosed injury.
Submitted May 21, 2018 1:16PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Jamie Moyle vs. Emily Whitmire set for UFC 226 in Las Vegas
A strawweight bout between Las Vegas residents Jamie Moyle and Emily Whitmire is the latest addition to July’s UFC 226 lineup.
Submitted May 20, 2018 7:56PM by Braden - 1 comment
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