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Azunna Anyanwu accepts one-year suspension for USADA test failure
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Following an October 2017 drug test failure, UFC heavyweight Azunna Anyanwu has accepted a one-year suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
Submitted Mar 2, 2018 6:59PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Jon Fitch signs with Bellator
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Jon Fitch is headed to Bellator. The promotion has signed the MMA veteran to an exclusive multi-fight, multi-year deal, MMA Fighting has learned. Fitch’s signing and debut is expected to be announced in the very near future.
Submitted Mar 1, 2018 3:05PM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White says chances are ‘very, very, very good’ that Brock Lesnar returns to the UFC
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In 2016, when the UFC needed a draw to juice up their marquee summer event, UFC 200, UFC President Dana White pulled a rabbit out of his hat by negotiating the return of former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. Though Lesnar is under contract with the WWE, he was allowed a one-off opportunity to come back to the realm of unscripted combat. But with Lesnar’s WWE contract ending this year, it appears White has a more permanent return in mind for “The Beast.” Speaking recently with the Happy Hours radio show on SiriusXM Nascar, White was succinct in summing up the odds on a possible Lesnar return to the UFC in 2018. “They’re very, very, very good.”
Submitted Feb 28, 2018 4:13PM by Braden - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White: Chuck Liddell-Tito Ortiz trilogy won't happen in UFC
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Talk of a trilogy fight between UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz has heated up, and Dana White says he wants no part of it.
Submitted Feb 27, 2018 5:06PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jon Jones California State Athletic Commission doping hearing live stream
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Jon Jones will face the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) on Tuesday for a doping hearing. The former UFC light heavyweight champion tested positive for the steroid Turinabol in an in-competition test taken last July in relation to his UFC 214 fight with Daniel Cormier. On Tuesday, the CSAC will decide sanctions for Jones, who is facing a suspension and fine. Jones will receive a separate sanction from USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, at a later date.
Submitted Feb 27, 2018 3:33PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Michael Bisping says retirement fight vs. Luke Rockhold would ‘stoke the fires’
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After Michael Bisping lost his UFC middleweight title to Georges St-Pierre last year, and then subsequently lost to Kelvin Gastelum just a few weeks later as a short-notice replacement fight at UFC China, the former Ultimate Fighter winner made it clear that his time as a professional fighter was rapidly coming to a close. Bisping said he wanted one more fight to end his career on but as possible bouts with Rashad Evans and Lyoto Machida have fallen through, the question became, ”what fight could interest Bisping enough to return one more time instead of heeding the wishes of his family and walking away from MMA?” Well now we may have an answer. Speaking recently on his Believe You Me podcast, Bisping said that a trilogy fight with the man Bisping took the title from, Luke Rockhold, would certainly interest him as a swan song.
Submitted Feb 27, 2018 3:27PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC's debut event in Chile gets first five bouts, including Grasso, Lee and Luque
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The UFC will land in a South American country other than Brazil for the first time ever this May. The promotion today confirmed the UFC Fight Night event, which has yet to be numbered, will take place May 19 in Santiago, Chile. The event goes down at the Movistar Arena and will air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Five matchups already have been confirmed, though no headliner is official.
Submitted Feb 27, 2018 5:42AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Josh Emmett to appeal UFC on FOX 28 loss to Jeremy Stephens
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Josh Emmett is not going to accept his controversial loss to Jeremy Stephens without an added effort. The Team Alpha Male product will appeal the knockout defeat in the main event of UFC on FOX 28 on Saturday night with the Florida State Boxing Commission, his team informed MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani.
Submitted Feb 26, 2018 2:42PM by Braden - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington title fight targeted for UFC 224
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The UFC 224 fight card gets stronger every day. The UFC is targeting a matchup between women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington for the pay-per-view, two people with knowledge of the situation told MMAjunkie. They requested anonymity because the UFC has yet to make an official announcement, although one side already has agreed to the bout. UFC 224 takes place May 12 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The event’s main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Feb 23, 2018 4:21PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee slated for UFC Fight Night Atlantic City main event
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The UFC’s return to Atlantic City, N.J., has its main event. The promotion is close to finalizing Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee as the main event for the April 21 event at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Feb 23, 2018 2:04PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes in the works for UFN Utica main event
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Finally. After months of failed attempts to book Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes, the UFC has broken through at last and is on the verge of finalizing the bantamweight fight as the headliner for UFC Fight Night Utica on June 1, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Feb 23, 2018 2:03PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
‘Jacare’ Souza vs. Kelvin Gastelum official for UFC 224
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With no return date set for UFC champion Robert Whittaker, the rest of the middleweight division will continue to jockey for position in his absence. On Thursday, officials announced that Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Kelvin Gastelum will fight at UFC 224, which takes place at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro on May 12.
Submitted Feb 22, 2018 9:11PM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Frankie Edgar’s manager, coach go off on ‘prostitute’ Conor McGregor’s latest comments
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Frankie Edgar’s team have flipped out about Conor McGregor’s latest comments. On Thursday, McGregor wrote on Instagram that he offered to fight Edgar on short notice at UFC 222 on March 3 when Max Holloway withdrew from the scheduled featherweight title fight. McGregor is the former featherweight champion and never lost the belt inside the cage. The UFC stripped him after he didn’t defend it and won the lightweight title. Edgar’s manager Ali Abdel-Aziz blasted McGregor and the remarks on TMZ shortly later, saying McGregor had the chance to fight Edgar multiple times and didn’t take it. Abdel-Aziz said McGregor could have fought Edgar at UFC 189 in 2015 after Jose Aldo pulled out, but chose Chad Mendes instead. Mark Henry, Edgar’s striking coach, also blasted McGregor in an Instagram post, acknowledging the “The Notorious” as a great fighter, but basically telling him to keep Edgar’s name out of his mouth, because of the class individual and fighter Edgar has been for years. Henry said Abdel-Aziz asked about fighting McGregor when Holloway went down, but the UFC said it wouldn’t be possible.
Submitted Feb 22, 2018 6:11PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Conor McGregor says he offered to face Frankie Edgar at UFC 222, will fight again ‘period’
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Conor McGregor wants to make one thing very clear: He will absolutely fight again. And he wanted to do it sooner than you think. The UFC lightweight champion wrote Thursday on Instagram that he offered to fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 on March 3 when Max Holloway pulled out of the scheduled featherweight title fight, but the UFC said “there wasn’t enough time to generate the money that the UFC would need.”
Submitted Feb 22, 2018 4:28PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Tito Ortiz ‘interested’ in Chuck Liddell fight: I don’t need to fight, but if Chuck needs to, I’ll give him a payday
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Last year, rumors began to stir that Chuck Liddell was looking to come out of retirement and make a return to MMA. Shortly afterwards, Liddell stoked those flames with an Instagram post of himself and Tito Ortiz squaring off, with the caption ‘Why not?’ That post got Ortiz to take a shot at Liddell over Twitter, claiming no interest in a third fight with his former foe and suddenly, there was real heat for a trilogy bout. Ortiz would later admit he acted out of turn with his reply but the groundwork seems to have been laid and now, Ortiz is having a change of heart. Speaking recently with TMZ Sports, Ortiz said that he has “a lot of interest” in a third fight with Liddell and that he pitched the idea to the UFC at the start of the year, but that the issue will be getting Liddell a license to fight.
Submitted Feb 21, 2018 4:37PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Nate Diaz nearly lights up joint on live TV during UFC Austin
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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 Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ruslan Magomedov, Zubaira Tukhugov accept two-year sanctions for USADA violations
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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 Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC signs Invicta FC flyweight champion Jennifer Maia
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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 Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Will Brooks announces he was cut by the UFC, is entering PFL’s $1 million tournament
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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 Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Watch Anderson Silva twerk it hard in high heels and a bra
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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 Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
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