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Conor McGregor, girlfriend Dee Devlin have first child — a boy
(mmafighting.com)
Brace yourselves. There’s about to be another Conor McGregor running around. Conor McGregor and his longtime girlfriend Dee Devlin became parents Friday, McGregor confirmed Sunday on social after multiple reports. Devlin gave birth to a boy, who they named Conor Jr..
Submitted May 7, 2017 8:38PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Check out this abomination of a Mark Hunt action figure
(mmajunkie.com)
This new Mark Hunt action figure has it all: a weird waist, a womanly chest, detachable limbs and even a little “Super Samoan.” Hunt (12-11-1 MMA, 7-5-1 UFC), a veteran heavyweight and fan favorite, is busy preparing for his UFC Fight Night 110 headliner against fellow contender Derrick Lewis (18-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC). However, prior to the FS1-televised fight, which takes place June 11 at Vector Arena in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, Hunt got tipped off about a new doll (sorta) bearing his likeness. The New Zealander posed a completely fair question: “Why would u do this to me?” (via Instagram):
Submitted Apr 29, 2017 5:19PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Colbey Northcutt, Sage’s sister, set to make pro MMA debut in June
(mmafighting.com)
Another member of the famed Northcutt family is coming to professional mixed martial arts. Colbey Northcutt, the older sister of UFC fighter Sage Northcutt, will make her pro MMA debut in June for Legacy Fighting Alliance, MMA Fighting has learned. LFA has four events scheduled for June, so it’s unclear at this time which card she’ll be competing on. Her opponent has yet to be finalized, as well.
Submitted Apr 21, 2017 1:16PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Miguel Torres announces his retirement
(mmafighting.com)
Former WEC champion Miguel Torres has decided to call it quits after his 16-year MMA career. Torres announced his decision on Facebook on Wednesday night. Torres won the WEC bantamweight title at WEC 32, submitting Chase Beebe in the first round. He went on to defend the title three times before losing the belt to Brian Bowles at WEC 42 on Aug. 9, 2009.
Submitted Apr 20, 2017 6:52PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Marcelo Garcia suspends Dillon Danis from his gym
(mmafighting.com)
One of the most decorated jiu-jitsu champions in the history of the sport temporarily separated himself from two of his star pupils on Thursday. Marcelo Garcia, a five-time world jiu-jitsu champion and famed coach, announced via a YouTube video on his personal channel that he’s parted ways, for now, with his own black belt students Dillon Danis and Mansher Khera. “I don't kick people out. I really don't want to do that,” Garcia said in the video. “I told them to take some time off, figure [it] out. One day if they have a better thought, they come here and I'll be here and we'll talk.”
Submitted Apr 14, 2017 6:30PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Henri Hooft says Anthony Johnson’s post-MMA career ‘has to do with football’
(mmafighting.com)
Anthony Johnson may not be aiming to be the next great linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams, but according to Johnson’s longtime head coach Henri Hooft, the next career for the newly retired UFC light heavyweight contender still has something to do with the gridiron. “I’m not going to go into details, because I don’t know the real details, but everybody sees his (social media) pages and it has to do with football,” Hooft said Monday on The MMA Hour. “I don’t know, I didn’t really discuss the details, but he seems to be busy with this for awhile and enjoying it. It has something to do, totally different than with MMA, and I think if you really want to stop fighting, you really need to step away from it, because if you keep hanging in there, you’ll probably get lured back in there.
Submitted Apr 10, 2017 11:52PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson's biggest regret? 'Even starting this sport'
(mmajunkie.com)
Things got very real when, in a particularly profound display of his trademark honesty, Quinton Jackson told ESPN’s “SportsCenter” that he regrets even kicking off his distinguished 17-year MMA career. “I would have to honestly say that my biggest regret is even starting this sport,” Jackson said. “I gained a lot of fans, I made a lot of money, but I feel like I lost my family. I don’t see them. I don’t know them. My parents are getting older, and I’m living in California, away from them. I have my own family here, my kids and stuff, but I miss my cousins, my parents, and my sisters and brothers.”
Submitted Mar 26, 2017 11:56PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
War Machine guilty of 29 counts in beating of porn actress ex-girlfriend, could face life in prison
(mmajunkie.com)
A Las Vegas jury today found former UFC and Bellator MMA fighter War Machine guilty on multiple charges in connection with the beating of his ex-girlfriend, Christy Mack, in 2014. War Machine, born Jon Koppenhaver, was found guilty on 29 of 34 charges, including sexual assault, kidnapping, and coercion. He avoided the most serious charges as jurors deadlocked on two attempted-murder chargers. Koppenhaver could face up to life in prison...
Submitted Mar 20, 2017 7:50PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Dana White: Misha Cirkunov done in UFC after 'flaking out' on new contract
(mmajunkie.com)
Rising light heavyweight Misha Cirkunov will apparently not be back in the UFC anytime soon after contract discussions with the free agent went sour, according to UFC President Dana White.
Submitted Feb 12, 2017 3:48AM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Cris Cyborg attempting to get retroactive exemption in USADA case
(mmafighting.com)
Could Cris Cyborg be back in the Octagon sooner than many thought? Cyborg’s attorney Howard Jacobs confirmed to MMA Fighting on Friday that she is in the process of applying for a retroactive therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for the banned diuretic she tested positive for in December. UFC president Dana White, too, believes Cyborg’s situation with USADA is in a good place.
Submitted Feb 10, 2017 9:53PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Yoel Romero calls into Michael Bisping's show after heated Twitter exchange
(mmafighting.com)
The rivalry between Yoel Romero and UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping continues to grow. Following a fiery Twitter exchange between the two on Thursday, Romero personally called into Bisping's SiriusXM show The Countdown to confront Bisping live over the phone line. The phrase "poopy-pants" may or may not have been repeated several times.
Submitted Feb 10, 2017 1:55AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Sarah Kaufman returns to action next month
(mmafighting.com)
Sarah Kaufman is on the comeback trail. The bantamweight contender has signed a one-fight deal with new South Korean-based Battlefield to compete on their March 18 card, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Feb 7, 2017 4:12PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Daniel Omielanczuk accepts no-fault finding from USADA in meldonium case, doesn't face suspension
(mmajunkie.com)
More than a year after he was first tested, it appears there is some closure to UFC heavyweight Daniel Omielanczuk’s meldonium saga with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
Submitted Feb 6, 2017 6:27PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White: UFC Fight Night 104 winner Jessica Andrade next for champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk
(mmajunkie.com)
Jessica Andrade earned the next crack at undefeated UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk with a dominant win over Angela Hill at UFC Fight Night 104. UFC President Dana White said after Saturday’s FS1-televised event at Toyota Center in Houston that Andrade will indeed be next for the Polish titleholder.
Submitted Feb 5, 2017 2:37AM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC President Dana White on 'TUF 8' winner: 'Bellator is a good place for Ryan Bader'
(mmajunkie.com)
The most tenured light heavyweight fighter in UFC history officially will be taking his talents elsewhere. Ryan Bader (22-5 MMA, 15-5 UFC) appears to be headed for Bellator. UFC President Dana White today told USA TODAY Sports that the promotion gave its blessing to Bader leaving for its top competitor and would not match any contract offer Bader might receive from the Viacom-owned Bellator.
Submitted Feb 3, 2017 11:17PM by Five-Alive - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
WSOF vacates Marlon Moraes’ belt, books three title fights for WSOF 35
(mmafighting.com)
On the heels of 2016’s year-end show, World Series of Fighting is returning to New York with another championship triple-header at WSOF 35 in Verona, NY. And one of the titles up for grabs on March 18 will be the bantamweight belt long held by 135-pound stud Marlon Moraes, which has since been vacated, according to the promotion.
Submitted Feb 3, 2017 7:00PM by Five-Alive - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Ricardo Abreu retires from MMA after failing second USADA drug test
(mmafighting.com)
Ricardo Abreu failed a drug test while serving a two-year suspension from USADA, but that doesn’t matter to the UFC middleweight after all. "Demente", who is suspended until June 2018 after testing positive for anabolic steroid metabolites norandrosterone and 19-noretiocholanolone in June of last year, told MMA Fighting on Friday that he expected to fail a drug test and announced his decision to retire from the sport to focus on his health and family after battling depression. Combate first reported Abreu’s retirement.
Submitted Feb 3, 2017 6:47PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Matt Brown unsure of his future in UFC: ‘If I've peaked out, that means it's time to stop’
(mmamania.com)
It’s been a rough couple of years for Matt Brown. Like really rough. As one of the top prospects to graduate from The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7, Brown (20-16) struggled to find consistency inside the Octagon until a torrid, seven-fight win streak led him to a title eliminator against Robbie Lawler. Then it all came crashing down. Since then, the “Immortal” welterweight has been a wretched 1-5 run that left him finished in three consecutive losses. At age 36, with a family, that kind of slump can make a fighter question his or her career.
Submitted Feb 2, 2017 6:07PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Thiago Tavares out of the UFC, signs with Brazilian promotion Aspera FC
(mmafighting.com)
Thiago Tavares’ run inside the Octagon is over. The Brazilian fighter competed under the UFC banner since 2007, and the promotion has decided not to re-sign his contract after his first-round loss to Doo Ho Choi last July, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Feb 2, 2017 3:13PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Travis Browne puts to bed rumors he left coach Edmund Tarverdyan
(mmafighting.com)
For the last few weeks, internet rumors have been circulating that ninth-ranked heavyweight Travis Browne had left Glendale Fighting Club and the tutelage of much maligned coach Edmund Tarverdyan. However, it turns out those rumors aren’t true. Recently, Browne went on ESPN’s 5ive Rounds podcast where he categorically denied the rumors and reaffirmed his relationship with Tarverdyan.
Submitted Feb 2, 2017 3:04PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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