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CBD will no longer be prohibited by WADA beginning in 2018
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Cannabidiol will be removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited list beginning in 2018, WADA announced Friday. Cannabidiol, most commonly known as CBD, is a cannabinoid contained in cannabis. Currently, all cannabinoids are prohibited in-competition by WADA.
Submitted Sep 30, 2017 2:32PM by Five-Alive - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Lyoto Machida reflects on life during doping suspension
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Lyoto Machida will return to the Octagon for the first time in over two years on Oct. 28. The former UFC light heavyweight champion was suspended by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after disclosing his usage of a product containing the banned substance 7-keto-dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) during a sample collection in April 2016. Machida always insisted that he didn’t know DHEA was a banned substance, but it didn’t matter. He still spent 18 months out of the game due to USADA. Now weeks away from returning to action in the main event of UFC Sao Paulo opposite middleweight talent Derek Brunson, “The Dragon” gave MMA Fighting a long answer when asked about what the positives and negatives of being away for so long during his suspension.
Submitted Sep 30, 2017 2:29PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Andrea Lee releases statement following removal from UFC 216
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After a whirlwind week that saw her highly anticipated UFC debut announced and then canceled within a span of 12 hours, Andrea Lee has issued a statement shedding some light on the situation.
Submitted Sep 30, 2017 2:25PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Conor McGregor: ‘Legitimizing the title’ takes priority over ‘money fights’
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Although he alluded to all types of scenarios in terms of his next challenge, Conor McGregor seems determined to defend his lightweight title rather than contest another “money fight” the next time we see him in action.
Submitted Sep 30, 2017 2:22PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC: Fabricio Werdum will do outreach in LBGTQ community
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Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has agreed to perform community service in the LBGTQ community in Las Vegas after his homophobic outburst at a UFC 216 media lunch on Thursday.
Submitted Sep 30, 2017 9:05AM by AndyWarho - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor lays out his options for next fight
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Conor McGregor laid out all of his options for his next fight on Friday night in Glasgow, just four weeks after his groundbreaking boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather. While John Kavanagh and Owen Roddy claimed their preference for the Irishman’s next fight would be Nate Diaz, McGregor himself pointed out a number of prominent figures from the world of MMA and boxing as options for his next outing.
Submitted Sep 29, 2017 10:01PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Valerie Letourneau has debut re-booked for Bellator event on Dec. 15
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Bellator and BAMMA are teaming up to bring some intriguing attractions to Newcastle in December. On Thursday, a BAMMA release revealed that one-time UFC strawweight title challenger Valerie Letourneau will make her Bellator debut at their joint show on Dec. 15 at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. Letourneau (8-6) was originally scheduled to start with the promotion back in July at Bellator 181 vs. Emily Ducote, but an injury forced Letourneau to withdraw four days before the fight.
Submitted Sep 29, 2017 5:16PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Tony Ferguson, Fabricio Werdum have to be separated at UFC 216 media lunch
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UFC 216 is nine days away, but two fighters looked ready to go during Thursday’s media lunch in Los Angeles. UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson and former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum sat down to talk to the media in Los Angeles, and “El Cucuy” didn’t like when “Vai Cavalo” started to talk to a reporter while he was answering a question.
Submitted Sep 28, 2017 9:38PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Andrea Lee pulled from UFC 216 fight with Kalindra Faria
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Andrea Lee will have to wait a little longer to debut in the UFC after all. Just hours after MMA Fighting reported “KGB” would meet fellow promotional newcomer Kalindra Faria on Oct. 7, Lee was informed she would not be able to make her Octagon debut without going through the USADA testing pool for six months since she has failed a drug test in the past, sources told MMA Fighting.
Submitted Sep 28, 2017 6:07PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC champ Daniel Cormier names Volkan Oezdemir as next title challenger
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So much for due process. Newly re-crowned light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (19-1-1 MMA, 8-1-1 UFC) is moving on from Jon Jones (21-1-1 MMA, 15-1-1 UFC) and lining up his next fight. Apparently, he’s cutting out the UFC’s matchmaking middlemen too. Cormier announced today that he’s conducted a poll, and the surging Volkan Oezdemir (15-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is the opponent fans want to see
Submitted Sep 28, 2017 3:14PM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Alexis Davis vs. Liz Carmouche rematch among UFC-Fresno fight-card additions
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A rematch between former UFC women’s bantamweight title challengers Alexis Davis (18-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and Liz Carmouche (11-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC), who both head down to flyweight for the fight. Also confirmed the card are undefeated middleweight Trevin Giles (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who knocked out James Bochnovic in his July UFC debut, vs. Antonio Braga Neto (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), who hasn’t fought since 2014, as well flyweights Carls John de Tomas (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Alex Perez (18-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC). UFC Fight Night 123 takes place Dec. 9 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. The event airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.
Submitted Sep 28, 2017 3:10PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Andrea Lee vs. Kalindra Faria slated for UFC 216
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“KGB” is headed to the UFC. LFA flyweight champion Andrea Lee will make her Octagon debut next weekend at UFC 216 on Oct. 7, MMA Fighting has learned. Lee will meet Kalindra Faria in a 125-pound bout.
Submitted Sep 28, 2017 1:13AM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Derrick Lewis shares some booty advice for ‘Pinkeye’ VanZant
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Dr. Lewis has some solid suggestions for how PVZ can stay healthy in the future.
Submitted Sep 27, 2017 9:23PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Undefeated A.J. McKee set to fight Jeremy Petley at Bellator 187 in Ireland
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Undefeated Bellator featherweight A.J. McKee was hoping to finally fight rival James Gallagher in his next fight. That won’t happen, but they’ll be in the same building. McKee has been booked to face Jeremy Petley at Bellator 187, promotion officials today told MMAjunkie. The fight is set for the main card of Bellator 187, which takes place Nov. 10 at 3Arena in Dublin Ireland and airs on Spike.
Submitted Sep 27, 2017 9:20PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Michael McDonald to make Bellator debut this December in England
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Top-ranked bantamweight Michael McDonald will make his Bellator debut this winter in the U.K., Bellator President Scott Coker today told MMAjunkie. McDonald (17-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) is scheduled to appear against a to-be-determined opponent at a Dec. 15 Bellator event, which takes at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England.
Submitted Sep 27, 2017 9:17PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Scott Coker open to Bellator heavyweight tournament but wants to crown champion first
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With a new influx of talent, and an unclaimed championship belt, Bellator’s heavyweight division is ripe for a tournament. Bellator President Scott Coker, no stranger to the format, likes the idea of pairing the division’s baddest big guys against each other. But he said a new champion will be crowned before that happens. “I think we will have some more fights, see how these guys fare, and then we can talk about something like that,” Coker today told MMAjunkie. Coker said a matchup between Roy Nelson (23-14 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) and Matt Mitrione (12-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) “makes a lot of sense” as a fight for the title, though he also mentioned the surging Cheick Kongo (27-10-2 MMA, 9-2 BMMA) as a potential contender.
Submitted Sep 27, 2017 9:04PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou booked as UFC 218 co-headliner in Detroit
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UFC heavyweight prospect Francis Ngannou won’t get a title shot, but he will get an ex-champion. Ngannou (10-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC), who lost a spot on UFC 215 when Junior Dos Santos was flagged for a potential anti-doping violation, will meet the man he called out as a fill-in: Alistair Overeem (43-15 MMA, 8-4 UFC). The UFC today announced the bout between Ngannou and Overeem, which will take co-headline UFC 218. The Dec. 2 event from Little Caesar’s Arena in Detroit will air on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Sep 27, 2017 9:02PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dominick Cruz vs. Jimmie Rivera, Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza added to UFC 219
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Dominick Cruz will be returning to the Octagon later this year. The former UFC bantamweight champion will be taking on top contender Jimmie Rivera in a pivotal contest at UFC 219. The news was announced Wednesday night by the promotion. UFC 219 is set to take place on Dec. 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. No headlining fight has been announced for the card.
Submitted Sep 27, 2017 8:59PM by JLS - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rory MacDonald vs. Ryan Bader? ‘The Red King’ wants gold in three Bellator divisions
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One Bellator weight division isn’t enough to hold Rory MacDonald. The top welterweight fighter has lofty future plans — including a trip up to light heavyweight to face champion Ryan Bader. MacDonald told MMA Fighting on Tuesday that his hope is to beat Douglas Lima for the Bellator welterweight title Jan. 20 here in Los Angeles and move up. First would be the middleweight title, but he wouldn’t want to stop there.
Submitted Sep 27, 2017 5:57PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
John Kavanagh calls for Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 3 on St. Patrick’s Day
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Conor McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh rubbished claims that “The Notorious” will meet Nate Diaz for a third time on Dec. 30, as was reported by Irish newspaper, The Sunday World, last weekend. Kavanagh appeared alongside McGregor’s striking coach, Owen Roddy, in Dublin on Wednesday and claimed that his preferred date for the trilogy fight would be St Patrick’s Day, March 17, in New York.
Submitted Sep 27, 2017 5:56PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
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