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Stipe Miocic aiming for return in December or January, would have fought Jon Jones
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UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic believes he will return to action in either December or January, but he still doesn’t know who he will be pitted against when he looks to defend his title for the third time.
Submitted Sep 19, 2017 3:13PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Cris Cyborg responds to ‘joke' Edmond Tarverdyan's comments, not interested in Ronda Rousey fight in UFC
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Cris Cyborg doesn’t seem into the idea of facing Ronda Rousey anymore. The Brazilian star, who holds the UFC featherweight championship, has campaigned for years for a fight with “Rowdy" when she was at the top of the world as UFC bantamweight queen. Cyborg, who is currently training in Thailand and targeting a fight with Holly Holm at UFC 219, scheduled for Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, spoke with MMA Fighting about Tarverdyan’s comments and a possible clash with Rousey.
Submitted Sep 19, 2017 3:10PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Incompetent NSAC judge given ‘small break’, may judge UFC 216
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Why after 24 years are there judges in MMA like Adalaide Byrd who couldn’t tell you how to escape a Guillotine? Add in her hugely controversial boxing score for Canelo Alvarez over GGG and Byrd’s presence becomes something worse than baffling. Jack de Menezes for the Independent reports that executive director of the Nevada Athletic State Commission Bob Bennett confirmed Byrd is currently subject to a “small break” in order to review her performance.
Submitted Sep 19, 2017 2:09PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC, Other Combat Sports, Miscellaneous
 
Kenny Florian believes Michael Bisping set a blueprint on how to beat Luke Rockhold
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On Saturday evening, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold overcame a rocky start to stop David Branch in the second round with strikes from the mount. It was Rockhold’s first fight since losing the middleweight title over a year ago when Michael Bisping knocked him out in the first round and early on, the former champion failed to impress. Despite being a heavy favorite, Rockhold was in trouble in the first round as Branch hurt him with punches several times, prompting some to speculate that Bisping solved Rockhold for the rest of the division. Chief among those concerned viewers is UFC analyst Kenny Florian who discussed Rockhold’s striking struggles on the most recent edition of his Anik and Florian podcast, saying that Bisping has “set a blueprint” on beating Rockhold that the former champion still hasn’t fixed.
Submitted Sep 19, 2017 1:27PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Paige VanZant wants to see your worm
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I guess her foot is feeling better. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight “it” girl, Paige VanZant, will make her flyweight debut against Jessica Eye at the upcoming UFC 216 pay-per-view (PPV) event next month in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Submitted Sep 19, 2017 12:19AM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
'Jacare' Souza’s manager suggests Chris Weidman fight could be next in UFC
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Chris Weidman snapped his losing streak with a win over Kelvin Gastelum in July, and there’s a Brazilian middleweight who would like to meet him inside the Octagon. Ronaldo Souza, who lost to future interim champion Robert Whittaker in April, is expected to return to training in October after undergoing surgery for a pectoral rupture a couple of weeks after the defeat, and his manager Gilberto Faria welcomes the idea of facing the "All-American" next.
Submitted Sep 19, 2017 12:09AM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Michael Bisping says UFC 217 showdown against Georges St-Pierre ‘might be my last ever fight’
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Michael Bisping has accomplished a lot over the course of his 12-year run in the UFC. Whether it’s his TUF 3 triumph, or tying the UFC record for most overall wins, or the late-career resurgence that carried him to the middleweight title, Bisping has remained a fixture at the highest levels of the sport for longer than nearly all of his contemporaries from MMA’s boom period. So with his Nov. 4 showdown against Georges St-Pierre looming — a matchup that’s exactly the type of blockbuster moneymaker that always eluded him — Bisping believes there’s a chance UFC 217 could spell the perfect end to his career.
Submitted Sep 18, 2017 11:58PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Mike Winkeljohn: A four-year suspension could be the end of Jon Jones’ career
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Speaking with Submission Radio recently, Jones’ coach Mike Winkeljohn suggested that depending on the length of the suspension he receives, we may have seen the last of “Bones.”
Submitted Sep 15, 2017 8:23PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Daniel Cormier calls for MMA fans to ‘lay off’ Jon Jones: ‘We must show compassion’
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Daniel Cormier would be well within his rights to heap criticism upon his rival, Jon Jones, in light of everything that has happened over the last few weeks. No one has been more affected by Jones’ countless indiscretions over the past few years than Cormier, and nowhere has that pattern been more clear than UFC 214. The rematch between the two light heavyweights may be null and void in the history books, but the brain trauma Cormier sustained against Jones will last forever. Nonetheless, on Friday, Cormier took to Instagram, posting a statement in defense of Jones and calling for fight fans to show compassion to the embattled former UFC champion.
Submitted Sep 15, 2017 8:22PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Take another look at Gilbert Melendez's jacked up leg five days after UFC 215
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Gilbert Melendez's leg took one hell of a beating in his fight with Jeremy Stephens at UFC 214, to the point where we're amazed he made it to the final bell. Melendez is probably amazed too, considering he tried to quit on the stool before round 3 but was convinced by his corner to keep fighting. Stopping would have been the smart thing to do (won’t somebody think of the knee ligaments?), but no guts = no glory. Even though he lost the fight with scorecards that dipped to the 30-25 range, the UFC awarded Gil and Jeremy $50,000 each for Fight of the Night. And even better, Melendez didn't permanently screw his leg up fighting on it for another round.
Submitted Sep 15, 2017 2:11PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Management group settles with Leslie Smith, moves suit against Nate Diaz to federal court
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ballengee Group is dropping a management lawsuit against UFC women’s bantamweight Leslie Smith after settlement terms were reached, the firm’s attorney attorney Jason Friedman told MMAjunkie. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, and Smith declined comment. Ballengee is still pursuing legal action against Nate Diaz and attorney Sam Awad, named as co-defendants in the suit, and moved its complaint to Texas federal court earlier this month.
Submitted Aug 31, 2017 1:20AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
After loss to Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor says he's free agent, open to boxing and MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor held off on committing to a UFC return, but said he’s got options for his future. “I have many options in MMA,”McGregor told MMAjunkie at the press conference for “The Money Fight,” which followed his 10th round TKO loss to Floyd Mayweather at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. “I’m sure there’s options that will present themselves in the boxing game. Right now, I’m a free agent. My name is on the ring.” A little loose from his eponymous whiskey, McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC, 0-1 boxing) spoke proudly of his effort against Mayweather (50-0 boxing) and his ability to get his name on the canvas as a promoter of the lucrative Showtime pay-per-view.
Submitted Aug 27, 2017 9:54AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities
 
Conor McGregor stars in new Beats by Dre ad
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The UFC lightweight champion, who meets Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday night in a boxing ring in Las Vegas, stars in a new ad released by the Beats by Dre headphones brand.
Submitted Aug 24, 2017 12:24AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jones pops for steroids vs DC at UFC 214
(mmajunkie.com)
I know I am supposed to add a short snipit from the article but this berry has so much juice I don't need to squeeze...enjoy!
Submitted Aug 22, 2017 9:02PM by jae_1833 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Shayna Baszler talks move to pro wrestling, Mae Young Classic and Ronda Rousey WWE rumors
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To a lot of people, Shayna Baszler's move from MMA to pro wrestling was leaving one world for another. But for her, given her background, it's more like switching branches on the same tree, an analogy she's used for years, long before she became a pro wrestler, since it was taught to her that way by Billy Robinson.
Submitted Aug 20, 2017 12:05PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA, Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities
 
UFC's Rose Namajunas poses nude for Women's Health 'Naked in 3 Words' campaign
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC strawweight contender Rose Namajunas it the latest to pose nude for a media publication. Namajunas (6-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC), who is expected to challenge unbeaten champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) for the UFC’s 115-pound title later this year, took part in the recently launched “Naked in 3 Words” campaign from Women’s Health.
Submitted Aug 13, 2017 6:53PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Tyron Woodley responds to Dana White's UFC 214 criticism with threat, demand for public apology
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC President Dana White better apologize to Tyron Woodley – or else. That, in a nutshell, was the UFC welterweight champion’s response to White’s criticism of his performance during a unanimous-decision win over Demian Maia on Saturday at UFC 214 in Anaheim Calif.
Submitted Jul 31, 2017 11:59PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Former UFC champ Frank Mir announces release after 16 years with promotion
(mmajunkie.com)
Frank Mir’s historic UFC tenure came to an end on Saturday when the former two-time heavyweight champion announced his release from the organization. Mir (18-11 MMA, 16-11 UFC), who debuted with the company at UFC 34 in November 2001 and has been part of the roster since, has been campaigning for his UFC release for quite a while after he was the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USDA) tagged him for a violation following a March 2016 fight with Mark Hunt.
Submitted Jul 9, 2017 10:27PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC legend Matt Hughes off ventilator, showing ‘small signs of improvement’
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Matt Hughes is doing better after being seriously injured in a scary truck-train crash last month. The UFC legend is no longer on a ventilator and has shown "small signs of improvement,” per a statement posted by his family to his sister Beth Ulrici Hughes’ Facebook page.
Submitted Jul 6, 2017 12:55AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Michelle Waterson to appear in ESPN’s ‘Body Issue’
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There’s been a tradition of MMA fighters appearing in ESPN’s “Body Issue,” including big names like Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones, Miesha Tate and Cris Cyborg. The latest on that list? Michelle Waterson.
Submitted Jun 25, 2017 7:42PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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