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Among the gems the UFC produced in Fresno, Brian Ortega carries a special kind of gleam
These days an effective Fight Night in the UFC is one that brings to public consciousness shiny new intriguelings that have thus far gone unheralded. On Saturday night in Fresno there were at least three on display — Marlon Moraes, the former WSOF bantamweight champion who is still shaking off the association; Jason Knight, a man most promisingly dubbed a southern Diaz brother; and Brian Ortega, an undefeated prospect who looks exactly like Hollywood’s exaggerated idea of a fighter on the rise.
Submitted Dec 11, 2017 12:42AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Tony Ferguson undergoes elbow surgery
There’s a lineup of worthy contenders at 155 pounds awaiting Tony Ferguson, but it could be a while before he gets a chance to deal with them. On Thursday, sources confirmed to MMA Fighting that the 33-year-old UFC interim lightweight champion underwent surgery on his elbow and he will be out of action for an indeterminate amount of time. The news was first announced by Ferguson’s wife Cristina, who posted a picture of the fighter in a cast.
Submitted Dec 7, 2017 7:58PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Georges St-Pierre doesn’t think he’ll defend UFC middleweight title
From the moment Georges St-Pierre announced that he would be returning to competition at 185 pounds, there were questions about how long he would stay there. “GSP” recently came back from a four-year hiatus and defeated Michael Bisping at UFC 217 to capture the middleweight championship, and he repeatedly stated that his contract dictate that he defend the title against interim champion Robert Whittaker. However, on Wednesday, St-Pierre told TSN that he is having serious doubts about returning to his new division.
Submitted Dec 6, 2017 3:01PM by Braden - 11 comments
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After failed drug test, Anderson Silva interested in Roy Jones Jr. boxing match again
Long before Conor McGregor ever boxed Floyd Mayweather, Anderson Silva ignited public imagination with talks of a superfight with all-time pugilistic great, Roy Jones Jr. Now, with a second failed USADA drug test hanging over “The Spider,” both he and Jones Jr. appear to be trying to get back the one that got away.
Submitted Dec 4, 2017 6:49PM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Donald Cerrone says he's moving back to lightweight, reducing fight frequency
For the better part of six years, Donald Cerrone was a world-class lightweight. He was a perennial contender in the WEC, and he remained one of the best in the world at the weight class up until he challenged for the UFC title in 2015. Cerrone came up short in that fight and afterwards, with limited prospects for another title shot anytime soon, he made the move up a weight division where he immediately was very successful, rattling off four wins and finding himself on the cusp of a title eliminator bout. Recently though, things have taken a bad turn for Cerrone who has lost his last three fights in a row, and with his career once again at crossroads, it appears “Cowboy” intends to ride back down a familiar path: the UFC lightweight division.
Submitted Dec 1, 2017 3:40PM by Braden - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Shane Carwin announces retirement
We have tried to get fights it seems like there are no interesting fights and I am not getting younger. Let me just lay my gloves down right here on r/MMA. Thank you to each and every one of you. It is odd to be healthy and unable to compete yet able to compete when so unhealthy. I guess we end with never knowing what could have been.
Submitted Nov 29, 2017 10:40PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
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Conor McGregor in ‘very serious danger’ as mob bosses demand ransom for barroom brawl
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor is one of the most popular and recognizable athletes in the world, thanks to his exploits in both mixed martial arts (MMA) and boxing. The Kinahan cartel doesn’t give a shit. According to veteran crime reporter Paul Williams, the “Notorious” troublemaker has been targeted by the mob — to the tune of a €900,000 ransom — for his role in a barroom brawl over the weekend in Dublin, Ireland.
Submitted Nov 29, 2017 4:02PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Dana White addresses recent Conor McGregor outside-the-cage issues
Conor McGregor has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons lately. Earlier this month, he jumped into the Bellator cage in Dublin to celebrate with a teammate, leading to a heated physical confrontation with referee Marc Goddard and McGregor slapping a Bellator employee. And just this week, McGregor was the subject of rumors about an altercation in a Dublin bar involving Irish mobsters. UFC president Dana White broke his silence Tuesday at a media lunch about McGregor’s antics.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 8:29PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Joe Silva responds to Matt Mitrione’s claim that Silva lied about Roy Nelson fight
Matt Mitrione claimed Monday that former longtime UFC matchmaker Joe Silva lied to him in order to accept a fight with Roy Nelson as a substitute in late 2014. Silva, however, is having none of that talk.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 1:27AM by Braden - 0 comments
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Tony Ferguson wants ‘irrelevant fragile fat ass’ Khabib Nurmagomedov to shut up and take a number
Khabib Nurmagomedov recently caused a stir after he revealed Tony Ferguson declined to sign on the dotted line to defend his interim Lightweight title against him at UFC 219 on Dec. 30, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Even current Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier got in on the action, coming to aide his training partner in an attempt to pressure Tony to accept the bout. More recently, “The Eagle” took to social media to call out the division for only speaking his name when he’s on the sidelines. That didn’t sit too well with Ferguson, as he scoffed right back at the often-injured contender.
Submitted Nov 27, 2017 5:08AM by Braden - 1 comment
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Ex-UFC fighter Tae Hyun Bang gets jail time for involvement in fight-fixing scheme
A fighter received jail time this week in South Korea for his role in a UFC fight-fixing scandal.
Submitted Nov 24, 2017 6:39PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Ben Askren Stops Shinya Aoki at ONE: ‘Immortal Pursuit,’ Retires Undefeated
Ben Askren easily overcame the final challenge of his MMA career at ONE: ‘Immortal Pursuit.’ The American needed less than a minute to stop Shinya Aoki at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, defend his welterweight title, and register his 18th career win. Aoki jumped guard almost immediately and Askren needed no encouragement to slam him down to the ground. The American found himself in top position and began to land hard punches from inside his opponent’s guard.
Submitted Nov 24, 2017 3:22PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
Mirko Cro Cop says he will fight winner of Rizin heavyweight tournament next year in farewell fight
Mirko Cro Cop has planned out his farewell fight. Yet, expect to see a lot more of the MMA legend, beginning in December. Cro Cop told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that he will face the winner of a Rizin heavyweight tournament on the promotion’s annual New Year’s Eve show in 2018. Before that, though, Cro Cop will return to fighting against Tsuyoshi Kohsaka on Rizin’s show Dec. 30 in Saitama, Japan.
Submitted Nov 24, 2017 3:19PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Khabib Nurmagomedov says he accepted a fight with Tony Ferguson at UFC 219
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 Braden - 10 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Volkan Oezdemir arrested in Florida for aggravated battery
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 Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Cris Cyborg inks new deal with UFC
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 Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Woodley calls Nate Diaz ‘scared,’ signs UFC 219 bout agreement
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 Braden - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Rich Franklin to host reality series for ONE Championship in 2018
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 Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Anderson Silva releases new statement on USADA case
Former longtime UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has made a statement regarding his current USADA situation.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 5:19PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Fabricio Werdum receives assault summons after throwing boomerang at Colby Covington in Australia
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 Braden - 2 comments
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