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UFC Quick Quote: Lorenzo Fertitta calls for random testing to end TRT abuse
UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta (via Yahoo Sports) is speaking out against testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) abuse in the wake of Great-gate back on June 26 in Pittsburgh. Nate Marquardt, who nearly sabotaged the UFC on Versus 4 telecast after testing out of range with the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission, joins Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson and Todd Duffee on the ever-growing list of current and former Zuffa fighters using TRT.
Submitted Jul 20, 2011 5:31PM by pmoney - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nick Diaz training camp for UFC 137 includes 30th annual Donner Lake Triathlon
Don't be tired, homie. Former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz, who surrendered his title in order to defect to the UFC and challenge Georges St. Pierre on Oct. 29, has already got his feet wet, literally, in getting his UFC 137 training camp off the ground.
Submitted Jul 20, 2011 5:26PM by pmoney - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Lavar Johnson out, Devin Cole now meets Shawn Jordan at Strikeforce Challengers 17
An undisclosed injury has forced Lavar Johnson (15-4 MMA, 3-1 SF) out of Friday's Strikeforce Challengers 17 event, officials today announced. In his place steps Bellator vet Shawn Jordan (10-2 MMA, 0-0 SF), who meets fellow light heavyweight Devin Cole (18-9-1 MMA, 0-1 SF) in a main-card bout. Strikeforce Challengers 17 takes place at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The night's main card airs on Showtime.
Submitted Jul 20, 2011 5:08PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
Beerbohm out, Cavalcante now meets Green at "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson"
The featured preliminary-card bout at next week's "Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Henderson" event has undergone a change. Lyle Beerbohm (16-2 MMA, 3-2 SF) has been forced out of a lightweight bout with Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante (15-4-1 MMA, 0-1 SF). In his place steps KOTC champ and recent Strikeforce signee Bobby Green (15-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Submitted Jul 20, 2011 5:06PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
John Hathaway On Tap for UFC 138 Fight Card in England
With the UFC 138 fight card in Birmingham, England, filling up, names are flying around thick and fast as they all vie for a slot on the bill, the latest of which is that of London Shootfighter John Hathaway. According to sources close to the situation, he has been selected to appear in a welterweight encounter against an opponent to be named.
Submitted Jul 20, 2011 2:31PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Vagner Rocha vs. Cody McKenzie added to UFC Fight Night 25 in New Orleans
A lightweight bout between Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Vagner Rocha and fellow submission specialist Cody McKenzie has been added to September's UFC Fight Night 25 event. UFC officials today announced that verbal agreements are in place. Featuring a welterweight matchup between Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger, UFC Fight Night 25 takes place Sept. 17 at New Orleans' Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Submitted Jul 20, 2011 2:21PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anthony Njokuani vs. Paul Taylor targeted for UFC 138 in England
A lightweight bout between Anthony Njokuani and fellow slugger Paul Taylor is in the works for UFC 138. Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com that at least one fighter has agreed to the matchup. UFC 138 takes place Nov. 5 at the 16,000-seat LG Arena at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England.
Submitted Jul 20, 2011 2:20PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Joey Beltran vs. Stipe Miocic Added to UFC 136 in Houston
The UFC confirmed another addition to the rapidly-filling UFC 136 card, scheduled for Houston in October, this one a heavyweight bout between Joey Beltran and undefeated prospect, Stipe Miocic.
Submitted Jul 20, 2011 2:14PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Thiago Alves Tapped to Face Swedish Prospect Papy Abedi
According to UFC.com, former UFC welterweight contender Thiago Alves (23-7) is tapped to face Swedish prospect Papy Abedi, the #1-ranked middleweight fighter on the 2011 World MMA Scouting Report, at UFC 138 on November 5th in Birmingham, England. Abedi is currently undefeated at 8-0, finishing seven of his eight opponents within the confines of the 185 lb. weight class. The contest at UFC 138 will be Abedi's first weight cut down to 170 lbs., creating some concern whether he'll be able to make the cut and maintain his brute strength.
Submitted Jul 20, 2011 2:09PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ranger Up Out as UFC/Strikeforce Sponsor
With Strikeforce recently adding a "sponsor fee" in the vein of the UFC, some sponsors are now unable to advertise in the Strikeforce cage. One of them is Ranger Up, who has decided to step away from sponsoring fighters in Strikeforce for the time being. This affects two of their fighters competing in events over the next couple of months - Tim Kennedy and Liz Carmouche.
Submitted Jul 20, 2011 2:05PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ryan "The Real Deal" Ford signs with Bellator
Canadian welterweight Ryan "The Real Deal" Ford (16-3) has signed with Bellator and will make his debut in October. He announced it on his facebook page today: "The Real Deal Will Be Keepin It GDUP For Bellator Fighting Championships. Debut In October @ Casino Rama Then The 170lb 100k Tournament In January 2012 Representing E-Town And Canada!!!!"
Submitted Jul 19, 2011 9:55PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
DaMarques Johnson vs. Clay Harvison set for UFC Fight Night 25
A welterweight bout between "The Ultimate Fighter" alumni DaMarques Johnson and Clay Harvison will be part of September's UFC Fight Night 25 event. Officials today announced verbal agreements are in place for the fight. Featuring a welterweight matchup between Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger, UFC Fight Night 25 takes place Sept. 17 at New Orleans' Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Submitted Jul 19, 2011 9:10PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tim Boetsch vs. Nick Ring Scheduled for UFC 135
The UFC has added another fight to UFC 135 on September 27th, and it will take place in the middleweight division. Tim Boetsch will look to improve to 2-0 at middleweight when he takes on undefeated Canadian Nick Ring.
Submitted Jul 19, 2011 9:06PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Brad Pickett vs. Renan Barao Booked for UFC 138 in November
The UFC's November trip to the U.K. was only announced this morning and we're already getting news of fight bookings for the November 5th event. Just this afternoon, the promotion announced via Gareth Davies at the Telegraph, that two top-ranked bantamweights will meet on the UFC 138 card when Brad Pickett faces Renan Barao:
Submitted Jul 19, 2011 6:52PM by kopower - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White Says Issues With Lyoto Machida, Alistair Overeem Will Blow Over
As if Zuffa executives didn't have enough headaches with the injury bug that has wreaked havoc on cards for months, there have also been a pair of high-profile flare-ups with major Zuffa stars within the last week. The first one came when UFC president Dana White revealed that Lyoto Machida had accepted a fight with Rashad Evans at UFC 133, but then changed his mind and demanded "Anderson SIlva-money." The second came when Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem seemingly dared the powers that be to pull him from the Heavyweight Grand Prix after he claimed they threatened him with withdrawal from it if he couldn't fight on the desired Sept. 10 date. While the two reports gained heavy traction with fans and media over the last several days, White seemed to indicate during a Tuesday press conference that he expects both situations to be resolved.
Submitted Jul 19, 2011 6:51PM by kopower - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
Personalities clash as UFC 135 headliners Jones and Jackson visit Denver media
It was perhaps the simplest question during a gathering that at times was more frat party than media event. But it produced the most meaningful exchange during a pre-event media tour ahead of UFC 135. Asked by a fan how the fight would go – without getting into game plan, of course – light-heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones (13-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) was interrupted by Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (32-8 MMA, 7-2 UFC). "You know who he is – c'mon man," Jackson said today at the Pepsi Center in Denver, which also hosts the pay-per-view UFC 135 event on Sept. 24. "Who been standing with me, dog? Everybody been wrasslin' me, dog. You already know, player." It was one of many interruptions from the former champ, who bounced between the role of class clown and frustrated MMA veteran as questions about his motivation to fight surfaced. On the other side of the podium, Jones kept a mostly stoic exterior as he responded to persistent attacks about a perceived cockiness as the second-youngest champion in UFC history.
Submitted Jul 19, 2011 3:41PM by FastKnockout - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fighter Dan Hardy: 'TapouT Ain't TapouT Anymore'
UFC welterweight Dan Hardy, a long-time endorser of TapouT gear, has had a change of sponsor. According to Hardy's twitter account he's moving on to Tito Ortiz' Punishment Athletics. Hardy accused TapouT of becoming "the Corporation".
Submitted Jul 19, 2011 3:36PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Octagon Girl Brittney Palmer No Longer With the UFC
UFC Octagon Girl Brittney Palmer has parted ways with the organization. Fighters Only Magazine has the scoop: Brittney Palmer is no longer with the UFC. Following a fortnight of behind the scenes rumblings, her departure from the company has been confirmed and her profile has been removed from UFC.com Fighters Only has been able to confirm her departure but has not been able to unearth any concrete reasons for it.
Submitted Jul 19, 2011 1:20PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chris Leben vs. Mark Munoz Set For UFC 138
Although earlier reports suggested that the UFC would not be holding an event in the U.K. this year, it now appears that British fans will indeed see the Octagon arrive on their shores this fall. Gareth Davies at the Telegraph has confirmed with UFC U.K. president, Marshall Zelaznik, that UFC 138 will be held at the LG Arena in Birmingham, England on November 5th. The UFC's November 19th event in San Jose will now apparently be re-numbered as UFC 139: Marshall Zelaznik, UFC UK vice-president, told The Telegraph yesterday: "I’m very happy to announce UFC 138 will be bringing fireworks to Birmingham on November 5. The last time the UFC was in the second city was UFC 89 in October 2008, and we are very happy to be going back there this bonfire night."
Submitted Jul 19, 2011 1:18PM by FastKnockout - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC
One FC Announces Inaugural Card; Baroni vs. Yoshida to Co-Main Event
The upstart ONE Fighting Championship has announced the full card for its inaugural show on Sept. 3 in Singapore, and some familiar names will be competing on the event to be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Former UFC fighters Phil Baroni and Yoshiyuki Yoshida will meet in a 170-pound bout, while TUF 5 cast member Andy Wang will meet Zorobabel Moreira in a 155-pound bout. According to a press release, ONE FC "will feature a combination rule set of modified" PRIDE FC and the Unified MMA rules. The organization will also recognize the Unified MMA rules weight classes and is expected to "make additional major announcements soon."
Submitted Jul 19, 2011 10:08AM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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