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Conor McGregor granted continuance in Nevada Athletic Commission case
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Conor McGregor will not be in Las Vegas next week as expected. The UFC star’s legal team asked for and was granted a continuance in his Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) case in relation to the UFC 229 post-fight brawl, sources told MMA Fighting on Tuesday. Therefore, McGregor will not be at the NAC meeting for a disciplinary hearing Monday, nor will his potential sanction be discussed.
Submitted Dec 4, 2018 11:29PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
John Kavanagh: Conor McGregor was offered $5M to fight Chinese kickboxer
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With the combat sports rumor mill buzzing about Floyd Mayweather’s on-again-off-again kickboxing exhibition bout with Japanese star Tenshin Nasukawa, it’s only natural that his rivals might be feeling left out. That may explain why John Kavanagh dropped a rumor of his own in a recent interview about his student and good friend Conor McGregor, who just so happened to be the other half of Mayweather’s August 2017 crossover boxing bout that did blockbuster numbers. The former UFC two-division champion has already weighed in on Mayweather’s potential Rizin Fighting Federation meeting with Nasukawa, and now his coach is saying that “The Notorious” is no stranger to receiving wild offers himself.
Submitted Nov 22, 2018 3:00PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Gina Carano Joins ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Series Headed to New Disney Streaming Service
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Former Strikeforce and Elite XC contender Gina Carano is traveling to a galaxy far, far away. On Wednesday it was revealed that Carano has landed a part in ‘The Mandalorian’, a new ‘Star Wars’ spinoff series being developed by writer and director Jon Favreau.
Submitted Nov 15, 2018 12:29AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Donald Cerrone vs. Conor McGregor? 'Cowboy' says he's 'just waiting on him'
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Is a fight between Donald Cerrone and Conor McGregor in the works? “Cowboy” just hinted that it might very well be.
Submitted Nov 15, 2018 12:23AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ex-UFC fighter Cody McKenzie receives four-year NAC suspension for fake urine sample
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Cody McKenzie was given a stiff punishment for trying to beat the system. At a meeting of the Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday, the former UFC fighter received a four-year suspension after it was ruled that he attempted to cheat a drug test ahead of a bout scheduled for Sept. 14.
Submitted Nov 15, 2018 12:16AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Miesha Tate says move to ONE partly because she doesn’t ‘identify’ with the ‘sh*t show’ western promotion has become
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Miesha Tate is beginning a brand new journey. A retired women’s MMA legend and former UFC bantamweight champion, Tate agreed to a deal last week that will see her join ONE Championship in an executive role as vice president. Tate is expected to serve as both a color commentator and brand ambassador for the Singapore-based promotion, and she and her significant other, MMA fighter Johnny Nunez, have begun the process of moving to Singapore.
Submitted Nov 15, 2018 12:13AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Asian MMA, Interviews
 
UFC’s had many superstars, but Donald Cerrone is one of a kind
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There is a poignant story about Donald Cerrone that is not widely known but should serve as the building block of his legend. In January 2011, his grandfather Dr. Donald Cerrone was battling cancer when he realized things were trending in the wrong direction. Make it to the UFC soon, he told the rambunctious grandson he’d always seen greatness in, the one who he helped raise. Cerrone instinctively understood what he was saying. Time was running short...
Submitted Nov 12, 2018 10:17PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
The UFC’s Top 25 All-Time Fighters, Part 3 — The Top Five
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Twenty-five years into the experiment that promised to determine the most effective martial art, the question is all but expired. Evolution has repeatedly proven that a melding of existing styles and a willingness toward adaptability will continually redefine the potent methods of the moment. It is always shifting, changing, developing; a living art form. In that quarter-center, the UFC has welcomed thousands of fighters to the cage, all with the intent of rising to the top. A scant few have gotten there, able to call themselves a UFC champion. But an even smaller subset remain the best of the best; the most important fighters ever to step foot into the Octagon. While any list is subjective, in considering the measures necessary for inclusion, we focused on criteria including total body of work, strength of schedule, accomplishments, historical importance, and head-to-head results. With the UFC celebrating its silver anniversary on Nov. 10, this multi-part series pays tributes to the key names that pushed the promotion’s rise...
Submitted Nov 12, 2018 10:15PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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The UFC’s Top 25 All-Time Fighters, Part 2
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Twenty-five years into the experiment that promised to determine the most effective martial art, the question is all but expired. Evolution has repeatedly proven that a melding of existing styles and a willingness toward adaptability will continually redefine the potent methods of the moment. It is always shifting, changing, developing; a living art form. In that quarter-center, the UFC has welcomed thousands of fighters to the cage, all with the intent of rising to the top. A scant few have gotten there, able to call themselves a UFC champion. But an even smaller subset remain the best of the best; the most important fighters ever to step foot into the Octagon. While any list is subjective, in considering the measures necessary for inclusion, we focused on criteria including total body of work, strength of schedule, accomplishments, historical importance, and head-to-head results. With the UFC celebrating its silver anniversary on Nov. 10, this multi-part series pays tributes to the key names that pushed the promotion’s rise...
Submitted Nov 12, 2018 10:11PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
The UFC’s Top 25 All-Time Fighters, Part 1
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Twenty-five years into the experiment that promised to determine the most effective martial art, the question is all but expired. Evolution has repeatedly proven that a melding of existing styles and a willingness toward adaptability will continually redefine the potent methods of the moment. It is always shifting, changing, developing; a living art form. In that quarter-century, the UFC has welcomed thousands of fighters to the cage, all with the intent of rising to the top. A scant few have gotten there, able to call themselves a UFC champion. But an even smaller subset remain the best of the best; the most important fighters ever to step foot into the Octagon. While any list is subjective, in considering the measures necessary for inclusion, we focused on criteria including total body of work, strength of schedule, accomplishments, historical importance, and head-to-head results. With the UFC celebrating its silver anniversary on Nov. 10, this multi-part series pays tributes to the key names that pushed the promotion’s rise, starting with Nos. 25-16...
Submitted Oct 31, 2018 9:37PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ben Askren trolls the UFC for not yet announcing his arrival
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It’s been roughly 72 hours since news broke of the “trade” between the UFC and ONE Championship that allowed Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren to flip promotions. ONE Championship already held a conference call with Johnson, officially welcoming him to the promotion. Both Johnson and Askren made the rounds talking about the deal on Monday. So did Johnson’s agent, Malki Kawa.
Submitted Oct 30, 2018 6:19PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
The 5 biggest takeaways from UFC Fight Night 138 – including Anthony Smith's big step up
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What really mattered at UFC Fight Night 138 in Moncton, Canada, on Saturday night? Here are a few things… 1. Did Smith just climb into the top tier at light heavyweight? Beating up a couple aging former champs is one thing, but taking out a legit contender in his prime like Volkan Oezdemir is something else...
Submitted Oct 28, 2018 1:00PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Historic trade finalized: Ben Askren heads to UFC, Demetrious Johnson to ONE
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An unprecedented deal was finalized Saturday which will bring an undefeated former world champion into the UFC while shipping one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in mixed martial arts history off to compete in Asia. Former Bellator and ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren will be released from his ONE contract to sign with the UFC, while Demetrious Johnson will be released from his UFC contract in order to sign a deal with ONE. ESPN first reported the news. ONE announced the Johnson signing Saturday night...
Submitted Oct 28, 2018 12:43PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White and Matt Hughes Share Emotional Moment at Documentary Release
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It’s well known that former UFC champion Matt Hughes is lucky simply to be alive. Hughes was involved in a tragic accident when a pick-up he was driving was hit by a train. Though he teetered on the edge of death, Hughes somehow won the biggest fight of his life, and has slowly been working on his recovery.
Submitted Sep 23, 2018 12:17PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Report: Black Panther actor Winston Duke linked to Kimbo Slice film
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Recently rising to prominence as tribal leader M’Baku in Marvel’s blockbuster Black Panther film, Duke has signed on to produce and star in a biopic about popular MMA fighter Kimbo Slice according to a report from IMDb.
Submitted Jul 3, 2018 11:37PM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Andre Pederneiras steps down from Brazil's Nova Uniao leadership after 21 years
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After 21 years, Andre Pederneiras is no longer the leader of Brazil’s renowned Nova Uniao team. Pederneiras announced his decision to step down from his role on Instagram, following an initial report by Combate.com. The longtime coach, who was a key figure in the UFC rises of former champions Jose Aldo and Renan Barao, linked the decision to the opening of Upper Arena two years ago. The place now works as training grounds for Nova Uniao fighters, but Pederneiras wants to open it to fighters from other teams. “I’m still here at training, giving the same advices to my athletes,” Pederneiras told Combate. “But if, for instance, Urijah Faber comes here, I’ll be able to give him the same training, regardless of whether he represents Nova Uniao or not. If the people who are training at that time are bothered, I can just arrange a different time with him, a separate training session.
Submitted Jul 1, 2018 5:22PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Felipe Arantes announces MMA retirement: 'I feel like a champion'
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“I’ve always made it clear that I don’t depend on fighting financially, because, through it, I’ve built things that allow me to have a good life,” Arantes said. “I’m grateful for being able to hang up my gloves at 30 and for knowing that, one way or another, my name will be in UFC history.”
Submitted Jun 27, 2018 10:48PM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Former UFC champ Johny Hendricks announces MMA retirement
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“I’m done. I’m retiring. I’m getting out of the MMA world,” Hendricks told MMAjunkie Radio. “I’ve been thinking about this long and hard for a while. I’m going to get back to my roots. I’m going to start coaching at All Saints (Episcopal School in Fort Worth, Texas). I coached a little bit of high school last year, but I’m going to make the move over to All Saints and start doing those things.”
Submitted Jun 27, 2018 10:41PM by jae_1833 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Rashad Evans announces retirement from MMA
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Former UFC light heavyweight champion and The Ultimate Fighter 2 winner Rashad Evans has fought for the last time.
Submitted Jun 25, 2018 8:51PM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Leon Tabbs, legendary cutman who worked UFC 1, dies at 86
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Leon Tabbs, the first official cutman for the UFC, died Friday evening in Atlanta. He was 86. Tabbs’ son, Bruce, told MMAjunkie that his father passed away after struggling with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. “Our father is our hero,” Bruce said in a statement to MMAjunkie. “He lived a simple life enjoying it to the fullest and deserved all he earned, and more, and earned all he received. Family, boxing, and friends and laughter were his life.” Tabbs, who got his start in boxing, worked UFC 1 and served as the promotion’s cutman for 19 years. He retired from the fight game in 2012. In 2013, Tabbs received a lifetime achievement award at the Fighters Only World MMA Awards.
Submitted Jun 18, 2018 2:03PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
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