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Khabib Nurmagomedov says he accepted a fight with Tony Ferguson at UFC 219
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When it was revealed that Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm for the women's featherweight title would be featured on the UFC 219 card coming up on December 30th, it was noted that the UFC wasn't ready to declare it was the main event. That led to some wondering whether something bigger and even better than the biggest WMMA match of the year was in store. This tweet from Khabib Nurmagomedov shines a light on just how far the UFC went questing for a worthy main event for the Las Vegas New Year's weekend card.
Submitted Nov 22, 2017 8:16PM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
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Volkan Oezdemir arrested in Florida for aggravated battery
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Volkan Oezdemir has been one of the UFC’s fastest-rising stars, but he could be in trouble after being arrested for aggravated battery Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Submitted Nov 19, 2017 2:18PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Cris Cyborg inks new deal with UFC
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Not only does Cris Cyborg have her first UFC featherweight title defense booked, but she has a new UFC deal as well. Cyborg announced Friday that she has agreed to terms with the UFC on a new contract ahead of her Dec. 30 title defense against Holly Holm at UFC 219.
Submitted Nov 17, 2017 8:14PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Woodley calls Nate Diaz ‘scared,’ signs UFC 219 bout agreement
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Tyron Woodley is serious about this Nate Diaz fight. He appeared on TMZ’s “The Hollywood Beatdown” to express his feelings towards Diaz, revealing that he signed the contract given him- all that remains is for Diaz to come to terms with the UFC. Woodley used the classic Diaz line, “Don’t be scared, homie” to accuse the younger Diaz brother of being... scared.
Submitted Nov 17, 2017 12:35PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
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Rich Franklin to host reality series for ONE Championship in 2018
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In the first quarter of 2018, the premiere episode of ONE Championship’s new reality platform “Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series” is set to air, in which the former UFC middleweight champion will venture around Asia in search of the newest martial arts superstars, it was announced Friday in a release.
Submitted Nov 17, 2017 12:31PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Anderson Silva releases new statement on USADA case
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Former longtime UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has made a statement regarding his current USADA situation.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 5:19PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Fabricio Werdum receives assault summons after throwing boomerang at Colby Covington in Australia
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Fabricio Werdum is in hot water Down Under. The UFC heavyweight was charged with common assault Thursday in Australia after throwing a boomerang at fellow fighter Colby Covington in a street altercation. The New South Wales Police Force posted the information about the incident on Facebook without including the names of either party.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 4:15PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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Stipe Miocic contract talks going well, hoping to return in first quarter of 2018
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The UFC heavyweight champion is on the comeback trail. Contract talks have finally restarted between Stipe Miocic’s camp and the promotion, MMA Fighting has learned. According to sources, the talks are trending in the right direction and there is optimism Miocic will return to action to defend his title in the first quarter of 2018.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 2:52PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Colby Covington says he’s pressing charges on Fabricio Werdum in boomerang incident
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Colby Covington said he’s pursuing charges against Fabricio Werdum in an altercation that happened between the two UFC fighters in Australia.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 2:50PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Jon Jones praises Fabricio Werdum for hitting Colby Covington with a boomerang
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Covington has recently stirred up a lot of anger for calling Brazilian fans “filthy animals” after beating Demian Maia at UFC Sao Paulo. He also repeated the comment on his Instagram Live after yesterday’s altercation and called Werdum a “f****t.” Covington’s xenophobic comments seem to have also angered Jones who Tweeted that Werdum did a “good job” for standing up to Covington’s “racism.”
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 2:49PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
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Fabricio Werdum throws boomerang at Colby Covington in street altercation
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A pair of UFC fighters got into an altercation Wednesday in Australia. Colby Covington and Fabricio Werdum got into a verbal confrontation in Sydney, site of the UFC’s card Saturday night. Covington, who filmed part of the incident on Instagram Live, said Werdum punched him in the face. Covington also called Werdum an anti-gay slur, which could be heard on the video. Fellow UFC fighter Dan Hooker captured video of Werdum throwing what appeared to be a boomerang at Covington and tweeted it Wednesday.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 2:47PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
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Anderson Silva releases statement following failed USADA drug test
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Anderson Silva has broken his silence following a positive drug test. Last Friday, Silva was pulled from the UFC Shanghai main event against Kelvin Gastelum due to a failed USADA drug test. The legendary former UFC middleweight champion released a statement Tuesday on social media addressing — though not directly — the situation.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 11:30PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
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Coach Leaks News Of Nate Diaz Fight Camp
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Is Nate Diaz on the verge of returning to the UFC? If an Instagram post from his strength and conditioning coach Jose Garcia is to be believed, then yes.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 8:36PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
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Referee Marc Goddard breaks silence on Conor McGregor situation at Bellator 187
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The referee at the center of the Conor McGregor craziness at Bellator 187 last Friday issued a lengthy statement Tuesday on social media. Marc Goddard, who was shoved by McGregor in the cage following a bout between Charlie Ward and John Redmond, wrote that he had never officially ended the bout at the time that McGregor entered the fighting area. Goddard said he wasn’t able to assess the situation, because of the wildness that ensued when McGregor began celebrating with his teammate Ward.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 7:07PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Bidding opens at $3,000 for Dustin Poirier's UFC-Norfolk fight gear to benefit slain officer's family
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Now that one of the biggest – if not the biggest – wins of Dustin Poirier’s career is in the books, you can own all the gear that went along with it. MMAjunkie recently reported on Poirier’s decision to auction off his fight kit from UFC Fight Night 120, as well as his plans to auction off his gear after all his future fights to raise money for important causes close to him. He first auctioned off his gear following UFC 211 in May and raised $5,100 for the Second Harvest Food Bank in his home city of Lafayette, La., which translated to 3,000 meals for needy families. This past Saturday, Poirier (22-5 MMA, 14-4 UFC) took out former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (20-7 MMA, 7-6 UFC) with a third-round TKO in a “Fight of the Night” winner at UFC Fight Night 120, which took place at Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va. And now, Poirier has his fight kit on to raise money for the family of Lafayette Police Cpl. Michael Middlebrook, who was killed in the line of duty in October.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 2:28PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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Michael Bisping targeting March’s UFC London card for retirement bout
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Michael Bisping surprised the MMA universe by stepping in on short notice to face Kelvin Gastelum following Anderson Silva’s forced withdrawal from UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai due to a USADA violation. Bisping lost his middleweight title in the main event of UFC 217 to Georges St-Pierre via third-round submission a week before he agreed to the short notice bout. Although “The Count” openly talked about considering retirement in the lead-up to the Madison Square Garden showdown with GSP, he says he has no plan to retire following his bout with Gastelum at the end of the month. According to the former middleweight champion, he wants to retire in front of his home support in England at UFC London on Mar. 17.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 2:24PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Conor McGregor issues statement on Bellator 187 incident
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Conor McGregor has broken has silence on Friday’s controversial incident in Dublin, Ireland. McGregor jumped into the cage at Bellator 187 to celebrate SBG teammate Charlie Ward’s TKO victory over John Redmond. McGregor, who was not a licensed cornerman for the bout, then got into an altercation with referee Marc Goddard, and slapped a Bellator employee after McGregor was removed from the cage, before he left the scene. In the aftermath, there have been calls for the UFC lightweight champion to be disciplined. Mohegan Sun Department of Athletic Regulation director Mike Mazzulli, who oversaw the Bellator card, said the UFC pulled McGregor off UFC 219 due to the incident, a claim McGregor’s agent, Audie Attar, denied. On Tuesday, McGregor gave his side of the story on Instagram.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 1:34PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Conor McGregor's next fight at UFC 219 scratched following ‘unacceptable behavior’ at Bellator 187
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was expected to put Conor McGregor in the pay-per-view (PPV) main event of UFC 219 in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he would attempt to unify the division titles against interim straphanger Tony Ferguson on Dec. 30, 2017. Instead, officials have reportedly sent him to the sidelines.
Submitted Nov 13, 2017 3:58PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
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Top prospect Mackenzie Dern signs with Invicta FC
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One of the sport’s brightest prospects has taken the next step in her MMA career. Decorated jiu-jitsu champion Mackenzie Dern announced Monday on The MMA Hour that she has signed a multi-fight deal with all-female promotion Invicta FC. Dern said Monday that her Invicta FC debut will be on Dec. 8 in a strawweight bout against one-time title challenger Kaline Medeiros.
Submitted Nov 13, 2017 3:56PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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Mirko Cro Cop returns, meets Tsuyoshi Kohsaka at Dec. 31 Rizin FF event
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Mirko Cro Cop is coming out of retirement. Again. The veteran MMA fighter and kickboxer, who’s previously announced multiple retirements of sorts that never quite stuck, is returning to action again. Risen FF officials today announced Cro Cop (35-11-2) will fight fellow heavyweight Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (29-12-2) on Dec. 31. The event, “Rizin FF 9: World Grand Prix Final Round,” takes place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and it steams on FITE TV in North America.
Submitted Nov 12, 2017 1:00PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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