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Nate Diaz nearly lights up joint on live TV during UFC Austin
National television won’t get in the way of Nate Diaz’s recreational activities. The UFC lightweight pulled out a marijuana joint and appeared to light it up during the FOX Sports 1 live broadcast of UFC Austin. This happened immediately after the co-main event heavyweight fight between Derrick Lewis and Marcin Tybura.
Submitted Feb 19, 2018 3:47AM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Ruslan Magomedov, Zubaira Tukhugov accept two-year sanctions for USADA violations
UFC fighters Ruslan Magomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov have resolved their cases with the United States Anti-Doping Agency. On Thursday, the USADA announced that Magomedov and Tukhugov have accepted two-year suspensions after ostarine was discovered in their out-of-competition drug test samples taken on Sept. 7, 2016. Ostarine is a “non-Specified Substance in the class of Anabolic Agents” and is prohibited year-round.
Submitted Feb 15, 2018 3:05PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
UFC signs Invicta FC flyweight champion Jennifer Maia
The UFC has signed one of the top female flyweights in the world. Invicta FC flyweight champion Jennifer Maia announced on her Instagram page that she has signed a deal with the promotion. A date and opponent for her debut has yet to be announced.
Submitted Feb 15, 2018 3:03PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Will Brooks announces he was cut by the UFC, is entering PFL’s $1 million tournament
A former Bellator lightweight champion has been cut by the UFC — but has a chance to make big money fighting elsewhere. Will Brooks announced Wednesday on social media that he was released by the UFC and has now signed with the Professional Fighters League. Brooks wrote that he has entered into the PFL’s $1 million tournament, presumably in the lightweight division.
Submitted Feb 14, 2018 9:59PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC, Other MMA Organizations
Watch Anderson Silva twerk it hard in high heels and a bra
I don’t really know what the what is going on with Anderson Silva any more, and I’m starting to have a hard time believing his claims that everything “Is normal!” Silva’s always had an unusual sense of humor, and that’s what’s shining through in a new Instagram video he posted of himself dancing and staggering around in high heels and a bra
Submitted Feb 11, 2018 7:19PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
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Dana White promises 'moron' Mario Yamasaki will never ref again: 'He makes me sick'
Mario Yamasaki is not UFC President Dana White’s favorite person – and that’s putting it mildly.
Submitted Feb 8, 2018 3:14PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Dominick Cruz to ‘silly’ T.J. Dillashaw: ‘Stop going down and looking for little baby boys at 125’
When Max Holloway pulled out of UFC 222, the UFC was left to scramble for a pay-per-view worthy main event that could headline on short notice, and their first choice was a bantamweight title rematch between T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt. Garbrandt was all for the idea but Dillashaw declined, saying he wouldn’t defend his belt on four weeks’ notice when he was instead pursuing a superfight with flyweight champion and pound-for-pound king, Demetrious Johnson. Now it appears that fight is in the works for this summer, and not everyone is happy about it, including former bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz. Speaking recently on MaxOut with Ed Mylett, Cruz showed some annoyance with the bantamweight title situation, suggesting that he should get to fight for the belt next and that Dillashaw wanted to take an “easy fight” instead of risk losing his title.
Submitted Feb 8, 2018 3:03PM by Five-Alive - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Wanderlei Silva cites condition for fourth fight with ‘fat’ ‘Rampage’ Jackson
Quinton Jackson wants to even the score with his longtime rival Wanderlei Silva, and “The Axe Murderer” is open to fighting him a fourth time — with one condition. Silva, who beat “Rampage” twice by knockout inside the PRIDE ring, but lost their third fight under the UFC banner almost a decade ago, heard Jackson’s recent comments on The MMA Hour, promising “another ass whooping” against the Brazilian. Both Silva and “Rampage” are coming off decision losses to Chael Sonnen, and the Brazilian told Gazeta do Povo that he wants to have the home field advantage this time.
Submitted Feb 8, 2018 3:02PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
Dana White drops nearly $70k on Pawn Stars to beef up ‘weapons room’
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White loves to collect weapons. Like But aside from decorating his office, the Las Vegas-fight boss is also building a weapons room inside his nearby residence, which appears to be in dire need of a sword. Well, at least a sword of importance. And since Excalibur is probably off the table, White went with Plan B.
Submitted Feb 7, 2018 4:36PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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Nate Diaz 'sick of not fighting,' wants UFC champ Tyron Woodley this year
Nate Diaz has broken his silence about the specific next steps in his career. Now “The Ultimate Fighter 5” winner and fan-favorite has publicly said his plans, and they include a championship showdown with UFC welterweight titleholder Tyron Woodley (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) this year.
Submitted Feb 7, 2018 4:30PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Jim Wallhead accepts nine-month USADA suspension for contaminated supplement
Another UFC fighter has fallen victim to a contaminated supplement. UFC welterweight Jim Wallhead has accepted a nine-month suspension after failing an Oct. 7 out-of-competition drug test for ostarine and its metabolite as the result of a contaminated supplement, USADA announced Tuesday.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 3:53PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Conor McGregor posts mocking message after Max Holloway’s UFC 222 withdrawal
Conor McGregor’s new nickname may as well be Mr. Rub Salt in the Wound. Just hours after UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway was forced to pull out of his UFC 222 title defense against Frankie Edgar on Saturday due to a leg injury, McGregor fired an extra shot at his former foe over social media, mocking Holloway with an Instagram photo from the Irishman’s 2013 decision win over “Blessed.”
Submitted Feb 4, 2018 6:05PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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Uriah Hall's coach criticizes Dana White's response to collapse: He 'almost died for your organization'
Xtreme Couture coach Eric Nicksick was there for much of middleweight Uriah Hall’s training for UFC Fight Night 124. The coach also was there when Hall had a “slight heart attack” during his weight cut. Contrary to the opinion of UFC President Dana White, nothing about the situation was the result of lax preparation.
Submitted Feb 2, 2018 6:02PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Advertisement or something more? Floyd Mayweather talks MMA in second in-cage clip
Floyd Mayweather is at it again. A day after posting a clip of himself stepping into a cage at the Syndicate MMA gym in Las Vegas, “Money” is taking the act a step further, this time cutting a short promo in which he asks: “2018. Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. MMA. What are the odds?”
Submitted Feb 1, 2018 3:35AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Floyd Mayweather steps into MMA cage, Conor McGregor responds
Floyd Mayweather is entering the cage... literally. Despite recently dismissing the notion that he might consider taking an MMA fight (presumably with rival Conor McGregor), the boxing legend apparently decided it would be fun to post a 10-second clip of himself stepping into an MMA cage on Tuesday. It didn’t take long for McGregor to respond:
Submitted Jan 30, 2018 6:10PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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James Mulheron accepts one-year suspension for USADA violation
The USADA announced Tuesday that UFC heavyweight James Mulheron has accepted a one-year suspension from competition after testing positive for the banned substances clomiphene and hydroxyclomiphene last November.
Submitted Jan 30, 2018 6:08PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Chuck Liddell is spending his February in the Celebrity Big Brother house
Chuck Liddell may not end up fighting Chael Sonnen in Bellator, but the practice he got ignoring Chael’s crazy smacktalk may come in handy for his next actual gig: an appearance on the first US edition of Celebrity Big Brother. CBS gradually revealed the cast members during the Grammys broadcast and TV Guide has compiled a list of the oddball assortment of personalities.
Submitted Jan 29, 2018 2:18AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Ronda Rousey appears at WWE Royal Rumble, signs as full-time wrestler: ‘This is my life now’
WWE just got a little “Rowdy.” Ronda Rousey made her highly anticipated appearance at the WWE Royal Rumble on Sunday night in Philadelphia. The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion confronted three of WWE’s top women’s wrestlers. Then she shook the hand of WWE exec Stephanie McMahon, who was sitting ringside. Rousey came out at the very end of the major show to a huge pop from the crowd, which chanted “Holy sh*t!” After sizing up the three women in the ring, she looked up and pointed toward the WrestleMania sign high above Wells Fargo Center. In an interview with ESPN, Rousey said she has signed with WWE to be a full-time performer.
Submitted Jan 29, 2018 1:52AM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Las Vegas police: Dana White, family not involved in investigation of alleged attempted sexual assault at White home
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating an alleged attempted sexual assault at the home of UFC president Dana White, MMA Fighting confirmed Friday with a department spokesperson. White and his family, the spokesperson said, don’t have any involvement in the alleged incident.
Submitted Jan 27, 2018 7:17AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Demetrious Johnson wants to fight T.J. Dillashaw on “a stacked card,” not afraid of being stripped of his title
Since reclaiming the UFC bantamweight title with a knockout win of Cody Garbrandt at UFC 217, T.J. Dillashaw has been aggressively calling for a flyweight title shot against pound-for-pound king Demetrious Johnson but “Mighty Mouse” has been mostly disinterested in the fight. But with the tides of inevitability moving inexorably towards the superfight taking place, Johnson has gotten fully on board with the bout, just so long as it takes place on a major pay-per-view event. Speaking recently with ESPN, Johnson explained that he was ready to fight Dillashaw but he wanted to do it on a “stacked” card, one that would be sure to draw in large PPV numbers and guarantee a big payday for the all-time great.
Submitted Jan 25, 2018 7:52PM by Five-Alive - 10 comments
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