Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
 
Sign In
Username:

 
Password:

 
Keep me logged in

MMA Personalities News - Page 5

Do you have a hot MMA story or news item that you have found and would like to share?
Then read our guidelines then post it to our MMA News Share Forum to have it display here for the community to read on this page.
 
Nick Diaz accepts one-year USADA suspension for 2017 whereabouts violation
(https:)
Nick Diaz has cleared up his latest issue with the United States Anti-Doping Agency. On Monday, the drug testing organization announced that Diaz has accepted a one-year sanction for a whereabouts violation dating back to April 2017. The 34-year-old UFC welterweight failed to make himself available for out-of-competition testing on three occasions ranging from 2016-2017.
Submitted Apr 10, 2018 6:59AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White says Brock Lesnar could fight for title in UFC return, and Daniel Cormier is ecstatic
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC President Dana White says there’s a possibility Brock Lesnar will get a shot at regaining the UFC heavyweight title the next time he steps in the octagon. White recently said Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC), who hasn’t fought for the promotion since the well documented UFC 200 debacle in July 2016, which led to a suspension for multiple failed drug tests, would “definitely” be making a return to the UFC in the future. The current WWE Universal Champion is currently an active member of the UFC roster and will reportedly be available following Sunday’s WrestleMania pay-per-view event in New Orleans. Lesnar still has slightly more than six months to serve on his suspension, but that time will only begin to tick down once he re-enters the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency testing pool. Once his time is up, though, White said Lesnar could challenge the winner of July’s UFC 226 headliner between current heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic (18-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC) and Daniel Cormier (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC).
Submitted Apr 6, 2018 10:27PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ben Rothwell accepts two-year USADA sanction for failed drug test
(https:)
It will be a while before we see Ben Rothwell back inside the Octagon. The 36-year-old UFC heavyweight accepted a two-year sanction for failed out-of-competition drug tests taken back on Feb. 6 and Feb. 15, 2017, USADA officials announced Friday. Rothwell tested positive for “an anabolic androgenic steroid of exogenous origin” according to the release. Rothwell explained that the test results were due to his physician prescribing him testosterone, but the USADA determined that did not meet the criteria to obtain a Therapeutic Use Exemption for the prohibited substance. He will be eligible to compete again on Feb. 6, 2019.
Submitted Apr 6, 2018 5:43PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Al Iaquinta meets Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223
(mmajunkie.com)
The lightweight title still will be up for grabs in the UFC 223 main event. Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) will stay in the headliner in New York and will fight Al Iaquinta (13-3-1 MMA, 8-2 UFC), who will move up from the main-card opening fight against Paul Felder (15-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) for the fight. A person close to the fight revealed the news to MMAjunkie today. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to reveal the booking news. But because Iaquinta weighed in for his fight with Felder at 155.2 pounds, he will be ineligible to win the title since that number is two-tenths of a pound over the title-fight limit.

Ariel Helwani - @arielhelwani Dana White just announced that Al Iaquinta, if he wins, will be considered UFC champion. White said that NYSAC may not recognize him as champ because of the .2 but he will. That is a new one.
Submitted Apr 6, 2018 3:48PM by Braden - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Conor McGregor charged with three counts of assault, one count of criminal mischief for bus attack / Conor McGregor’s bail set for $50,000, has next hearing June 14
(https:)
Conor McGregor and SBG teammate Cian Cowley were arrested in New York late Thursday night, a spokesman for the New York Police Department confirmed with MMA Fighting. McGregor has been charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief due to his involvement in a fracas at the Barclays Center following the UFC 223 media day. Cowley, an SBG teammate of McGregor’s and a fellow MMA fighther, was charged with one count of assault and one count of criminal mischief.

Posted by Braden Conor McGregor’s bail set for $50,000, has next hearing June 14 In handcuffs, UFC superstar Conor McGregor stepped in front of a judge on Friday afternoon in Brooklyn. The Irishman had a hearing on Friday afternoon at the Kings County Criminal Court. Heading into the hearing, the 29-year-old McGregor faced three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief due to his UFC 223 bus attack on Thursday. The judge issued an order of protection in favor of Michael Chiesa, Ozzy Arias, Ray Borg, Ricardo Chico on both Conor McGregor and his SBG teammate Cian Cowley, who was also involved in the attack. The judge also set a $50,000 bail on Conor McGregor and a $25,000 bail on Cowley. Both fighters will be allowed to travel. McGregor’s next hearing is set for June 14.
Submitted Apr 6, 2018 12:22PM by Braden - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Artem Lobov, Khabib Nurmagomedov involved in hotel confrontation
(https:)
Khabib Nurmagomedov might not be getting his hands on Conor McGregor anytime soon, but he almost settled for a piece of one of his pals on Tuesday. Courtesy of Sikjitsu head coach Rick Little (who can be heard narrating the action), footage has emerged of an altercation between the undefeated lightweight and McGregor’s close friend and SBG Ireland teammate Artem Lobov. The duo are in Brooklyn preparing for their respective bouts at UFC 223 on Saturday, and they had to be separated several times after confronting each other at the host hotel.
Submitted Apr 4, 2018 7:16AM by Braden - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Awkward! Watch Khabib Nurmagomedov cut weight alongside UFC 223 opponent Max Holloway (Video)
(https:)
Brooklyn, New York, is not a small place. It sure looks that way when you see Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Max Holloway cutting weight alongside lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov ahead of this Saturday night’s (April 7, 2018) title fight inside Barclays Center.
Submitted Apr 3, 2018 3:49PM by Braden - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
USADA suspends UFC’s Amanda Lemos two years for testing positive for steroid
(https:)
Amanda Lemos is the latest fighter to be suspended by USADA for a UFC anti-doping policy violation. USADA suspended the women’s bantamweight athlete two years for testing positive for the steroid stanozolol and its metabolite, stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected Nov. 8, 2017, the UFC’s anti-doping partner announced Wednesday. Lemos won’t be eligible to fight again in the UFC until November 2019.
Submitted Mar 28, 2018 9:04PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Video: Drew Chatman flips off of KO’d opponent’s back, gets disqualified at LFA 36
(https:)
This is a new one. Following the main event of Legacy Fighting Alliance 36 on Friday, one of the amateur “postlims” saw heavyweight Irvins Ayala knock himself out by attempting to land a hammerfist on grounded opponent Drew Chatman. And yet that isn’t the strangest part of this story. For some reason, Chatman decided to celebrate the dubious win by standing on Ayala’s back and doing a front flip that ended with him landing partially on his opponent and partially with his butt on the canvas: Per the LFA Twitter account, Ayala KO’d himself by slamming his own chin into Chatman’s knee and Chatman was subsequently disqualified for his post-match antics,
Submitted Mar 24, 2018 3:42PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Josh Barnett gets no suspension after arbitration in USADA doping case
(https:)
Josh Barnett is free and clear of his issues with USADA. The former UFC heavyweight champion received only a public reprimand following arbitration in his USADA doping case, the agency announced Friday. That means Barnett will receive no suspension and can return to the Octagon right away.
Submitted Mar 23, 2018 8:38PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Augusto Mendes fails USADA drug test, pulled from UFC Atlantic City fight
(https:)
Augusto Mendes will not be competing next month in New Jersey, after all. The UFC bantamweight fighter failed a USADA out-of-competition drug test, stemming from a sample collected March 7, according to a release sent out Tuesday by the UFC. Mendes is now facing a UFC anti-doping policy violation and USADA will handle the adjudication process and sanctions.
Submitted Mar 20, 2018 7:50PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC lightweight Marco Polo Reyes notified of potential doping violation
(mmajunkie.com)
Marco Polo Reyes failed a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug test and has been notified of a potential UFC doping policy violation. Promotion officials today announced the news, saying Reyes popped hot from an out-of-competition sample collected on March 8.
Submitted Mar 16, 2018 2:21AM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Biceps injury knocks Paulo Costa out of fight with Uriah Hall at UFC-Atlantic City
(mmajunkie.com)
An injury has knocked a high-profile fight from the UFC’s return to Atlantic City next month. Paulo Costa (11-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) today said a biceps tear has forced him out of a middleweight fight against Uriah Hall (13-8 MMA, 6-6 UFC) at UFC fight Night 128. UFC officials had not yet made the matchup official, so likely won’t make an announcement of the injury. It is not clear if Hall will remain a part of the card against a new opponent.
Submitted Mar 14, 2018 4:02AM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Michal Oleksiejczuk gets one-year suspension, win overturned for UFC 219 drug test failure
(https:)
Michal Oleksiejczuk’s second UFC fight will have to wait. Oleksiejczuk was issued a one-year suspension Tuesday by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) stemming from his failed drug test in relation to his Octagon debut at UFC 219. Oleksiejczuk tested positive in an in-competition drug screening ahead of the Dec. 30 bout, which initially saw him defeat Khalil Rountree via unanimous decision. Oleksiejczuk popped for the anti-estrogen agent clomiphene, a commission official told MMA Fighting. In addition to the one-year suspension, Oleksiejczuk was fined $3,600 — 30% of his $12,000 purse — and will be required to submit a clean drug test before seeking relicensure. The Polish light heavyweight’s win over Rountree has also been overturned into a no-contest.
Submitted Mar 14, 2018 3:58AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Cynthia Calvillo receives nine-month suspension, fine from Nevada Athletic Commission for marijuana failure
(https:)
Cynthia Calvillo will face some extra time on the sidelines courtesy of the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) for her positive UFC 219 drug test for marijuana. Less than a week after Calvillo accepted a six-month suspension from USADA, the 30-year-old strawweight contender was issued an additional nine-month suspension by the NAC at a Tuesday meeting in Las Vegas. The nine-month suspension runs concurrently with Calvillo’s USADA suspension, meaning Calvillo will be cleared to return on Sept. 30. Calvillo was also fined $6,150 — 15 percent of her $41,000 purse — and will be required to submit a clean drug test before seeking relicensure.
Submitted Mar 13, 2018 6:47PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Ronda Rousey says a UFC return is ‘as likely’ as her going back to the Olympics for judo
(https:)
Ronda Rousey doesn’t seem poised for a UFC comeback any time in the near future. The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion said Tuesday on “The Ellen Show” that she would put a return to the Octagon on the same plane currently as a return trip to the Olympics. Rousey won the bronze medal in judo at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Submitted Mar 13, 2018 3:22PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
Yoel Romero: Robert Whittaker title rematch set for UFC 225
(mmajunkie.com)
Yoel Romero said his rematch with Robert Whittaker is set for June’s UFC 225 fight card. Romero (13-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) announced the middleweight title fight against Whittaker (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC), which had been previously reported by ESPN.com and BJPenn.com, on today’s edition of the “JRE MMA Show” podcast with UFC commentator Joe Rogan.
Submitted Mar 12, 2018 7:44PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Cynthia Calvillo accepts six-month suspension for marijuana
(https:)
Cynthia Calvillo’s failed drug test won’t keep her out of competition for long. The 30-year-old strawweight has accepted a six-month suspension from the USADA after an in-competition drug test came in positive for Carboxy-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — a marijuana metabolite — last December, per a USADA release.
Submitted Mar 7, 2018 10:27PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jon Fitch vs. Paul Daley set for Bellator 199 in San Jose
(https:)
Bellator’s newest addition has his first assignment. Former UFC welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch signed an exclusive contract with the promotion earlier this week, and on Friday night’s Bellator 195 card, it was announced that Fitch would be facing welterweight standout Paul Daley when the organization heads to San Jose for Bellator 199 on May 12.
Submitted Mar 2, 2018 10:51PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
Sarah Kaufman to fight Katharina Lehner for vacant bantamweight title at Invicta FC 29
(https:)
Former women’s Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman will be looking to add some more hardware to the shelf soon. Kaufman has been booked to fight Katharina Lehner at Invicta FC 29 on May 4 for the promotion’s vacant bantamweight title, officials confirmed with MMA Fighting’s Marc Raimondi. A venue has yet to be announced for the card.
Submitted Mar 2, 2018 7:03PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities, UFC
 
RSS
Archive  
 
  » February 2020
  » January 2020
  » December 2019
  » November 2019
  » October 2019
  » September 2019
  » August 2019
  » July 2019
  » June 2019
  » May 2019
  » April 2019
  » March 2019
  » February 2019
  » January 2019
  » December 2018
  » November 2018
  » October 2018
  » September 2018
  » August 2018
  » July 2018
  » June 2018
  » May 2018
  » April 2018
  » March 2018
  » February 2018
  » January 2018
  » December 2017
  » November 2017
  » October 2017
  » September 2017
  » August 2017
  » July 2017
  » June 2017
  » May 2017
  » April 2017
  » March 2017
  » February 2017
  » January 2017
  » December 2016
  » November 2016
  » October 2016
  » September 2016
  » August 2016
  » July 2016
  » June 2016
  » May 2016
  » April 2016
  » March 2016
  » February 2016
  » January 2016
  » December 2015
  » November 2015
  » October 2015
  » September 2015
  » August 2015
  » July 2015
  » June 2015
  » May 2015
  » April 2015
  » March 2015
  » February 2015
  » January 2015
  » December 2014
  » November 2014
  » October 2014
  » September 2014
  » August 2014
  » July 2014
  » June 2014
  » May 2014
  » April 2014
  » March 2014
  » February 2014
  » January 2014
  » December 2013
  » November 2013
  » October 2013
  » September 2013
  » August 2013
  » July 2013
  » June 2013
  » May 2013
  » April 2013
  » March 2013
  » February 2013
  » January 2013
  » December 2012
  » November 2012
  » October 2012
  » September 2012
  » August 2012
  » July 2012
  » June 2012
  » May 2012
  » April 2012
  » March 2012
  » February 2012
  » January 2012
  » December 2011
  » November 2011
  » October 2011
  » September 2011
  » August 2011
  » July 2011
  » June 2011
  » May 2011
  » April 2011
  » March 2011
  » February 2011
  » January 2011
  » December 2010
  » November 2010
  » October 2010
  » September 2010
  » August 2010
  » July 2010
  » June 2010
  » May 2010
  » April 2010
  » March 2010
  » February 2010
  » January 2010
  » December 2009
  » November 2009
  » October 2009
  » September 2009
  » August 2009
  » July 2009
  » June 2009
  » May 2009
  » April 2009
  » March 2009
  » February 2009
  » January 2009
  » December 2008
  » November 2008
  » October 2008
  » September 2008
  » August 2008
  » July 2008
  » June 2008
  » May 2008
  » April 2008
  » March 2008
  » February 2008
  » January 2008
  » December 2007
  » November 2007
  » October 2007
  » September 2007
  » August 2007
  » July 2007
  » June 2007
Categories