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UFC on FX 5's Jeremy Stephens arrested, bout with Yves Edwards in jeopardy
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned the Minneapolis Police Department arrested the hard-hitting lightweight this morning. He's being held at the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility. Stephens has yet to be formally charged with a crime, and police officials were unable to reveal the reason for the arrest. Representatives for Stephens didn't return messages. UFC officials could not be reached for comment.
Submitted Oct 5, 2012 1:12PM by Card - 38 comments
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UFC on FX 5's Dennis Hallman heads home, paid show money and win bonus
Despite missing weight for a planned UFC on FX 5 matchup with Brazilian grappler Thiago Tavares (17-4-1 MMA, 7-4-1 UFC), a bout that UFC officials ultimately elected to scrap before either fighter ever stepped on the scale, Hallman said he has been paid his show and win money for the bout and has received the full support of UFC President Dana White. "I am on my way home," Hallman told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I have some serious personal family matters that I am dealing with. That is why the fight isn't taking place." -------------------------------------------------------------------- Glad I have a better idea of what's going on, he says he has Dana's full support so it must be pretty important.
Submitted Oct 4, 2012 9:04PM by DrivenDavies15 - 26 comments
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Anderson Silva: No Jon Jones fight
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva said he will not move up to fight light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, quashing all hopes of a possible mega-bout. Silva made his reasons known Thursday during a media call to promote his upcoming 205-pound bout against Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153 on Oct. 13 in Rio de Janeiro. "There's always been a lot of talk about me moving up to 205," said Silva, who successfully has defended his title a UFC-record 10 times. "I know (UFC president) Dana (White) has talked about it and all the fans have talked about me moving up and facing Jon Jones. "But it's something I've never wanted. I won't be pretentious and say that I'd want to move up, especially because there are other guys in the weight class and on our team like Rafael Feijao (Cavalcante) and (Antonio Rogerio) Minotoro Nogueira, guys who could potentially face Jon Jones in the future. "What got me this far is that I'm grounded; my weight class is 185 and I'm 37 years old. I feel I need to be honest and continue to build what I've built and that is to keep defending my belt at 185."
Submitted Oct 4, 2012 7:54PM by Shawn91111 - 33 comments
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UFC on FX 5 weigh-in results: Palaszewski heavy, Hallman-Tavares pulled from card
MINNEAPOLIS – MMAjunkie.com was on scene and reporting live from today's UFC on FX 5 fighter weigh-ins. The festivities took place at Target Center in Minneapolis, which also hosts Friday's event. Bart Palaszewski came in a pound heavy on his first attempt and has an hour to lose it. However, according to Thiago Tavares, who didn't officially weigh in, he's no longer fighting at the event because opponent Dennis Hallman was seven pounds too heavy. Hallman also missed weight for his most recent bout. He weighed 158.5 pounds and was fined, but he ultimately defeated John Makdessi at UFC 140. UFC on FX 5's main card features Travis Browne (246 pounds) vs. Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva (266) and Jake Ellenberger (170) vs. Jay Hieron (170) in the co-headliners and airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
Submitted Oct 4, 2012 5:50PM by telnights - 10 comments
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Quick Twitt | Bisping Responds To Fabers Challenge To Fight
Earlier today we featured a video of UFC bantamweight, Urijah Faber, throwing out a challenge to Michael Bisping. Just a few short moments later, “The Count” took to twitter with the following response: OMG you have to follow the link for the wild conclusion!
Submitted Oct 4, 2012 4:14PM by airkerma - 8 comments
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Heavyweight Geronimo dos Santos out at UFC 153, Gabriel Gonzaga without opponent
Heavyweight Geronimo dos Santos (31-14 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been forced out of next week's UFC 153 event in Rio de Janeiro. UFC officials today announced the scratch but did not reveal the reason for his removal. That leaves Gabriel Gonzaga (13-6 MMA, 8-5 UFC) without an opponent for the card, but UFC officials did not announce whether a replacement fighter would be sought on such short notice. Gonzaga could now potentially serve as a replacement opponent for Daniel Cormier at November's Strikeforce event, but Zuffa officials have yet to make an announcement for their intentions with "Napao."
Submitted Oct 4, 2012 2:58PM by BuffaloDave - 17 comments
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Michihiro Omigawa among four fighters released by UFC
Not long after releasing Charlie Brenneman, the UFC gave four other fighters their walking papers as well. The UFC's roster of fighters is constantly fluctuating, and every fighter that loses a couple of fights in a row (or more) is in danger of being released. Not long after the release of welterweight Charlie Brenneman, the company has sent four other fighters packing as well. MMA Opinion has the news: As well as the earlier news of the UFC cutting Charlie Brenneman - The UFC have also cut: Eiji Mitsuoka, Michihiro Omigawa, Tommy Hayden, & Walel Watson
Submitted Oct 4, 2012 7:18AM by sparky - 2 comments
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Volkmann Calls Out “Fat Turd” Internet Forum Haters
“I don’t understand why people say my fights are boring. It’s just a different style. People don’t understand the technical style and then other people don’t like my fights and write on the Internet and it really frustrates me.
Submitted Oct 3, 2012 6:28PM by airkerma - 16 comments
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Dana White Opens Up About His Only Regret – Offensive Tirade from 2009
UFC president Dana White is not a man who lives with regret. Through more than a decade of building and cultivating the UFC, White has remained the figurehead and leader of the business that has seen mixed martial arts hit new heights never before imagined when the sport first landed on television screens in 1993. White has had his fair share of tumultuous relationships over the years: very public feuds with employees like Tito Ortiz and B.J. Penn, a longstanding pursuit of former Pride champion Fedor Emelianenko and the inside dealings with his management team, and even bridges burnt and rebuilt with promotions and several promoters. When asked, however, if he had any regrets through his time spent with the UFC, White could only point to one time where he made a major mistake and it still haunts him to this day...
Submitted Oct 3, 2012 11:07AM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
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Title shot officially goes to UFC on FX 5's John Dodson-Jussier Formiga winner
At least one fighter will walk away from Friday's UFC on FX 5 event with a guaranteed title shot. The winner of a main-card bout between "The Ultimate Fighter 14" winner John Dodson (13-5 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Jussier Formiga (14-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will get the first shot at the recently awarded flyweight title. UFC President Dana White today confirmed the plans with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). UFC on FX 5 takes at Target Center in Minneapolis. The night's main card airs on FX, and FUEL TV and Facebook carry the prelims.
Submitted Oct 2, 2012 8:30PM by BuffaloDave - 11 comments
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Stephan Bonnar readies himself for Anderson Silva, possibility of becoming a father on Oct. 13
LAS VEGAS – Andrea Bonnar laughs nervously as she thinks of the correct word to describe what she expects her emotions will be on the night of Oct. 13. Her husband, Stephan Bonnar, will fight Anderson Silva before more than 18,000 rabid Brazilians that night in Rio de Janeiro in the main event of UFC 153. Her younger sister, Cassandra Brown, will be getting married that day in the Bahamas. And Andrea Bonnar, herself, will be in the 38th week of her pregnancy. There is a very real chance that while her husband is fighting the greatest mixed martial arts fighter of all-time and her sister is in a vacation paradise with the rest of the family tying the knot, she'll be alone in her Las Vegas home hoping her first child doesn't decide it's time. "I'm terrified [the baby will come that night]," she said. "I'm scared to death to have the baby, period, let alone without him being here with me." Andrea Bonnar isn't due until Oct. 30, but was told by her doctor that the child could arrive anywhere between the 38th and 41st weeks. The timing meant she'd have to miss her sister's wedding, which was a downer, but at least she'd have her husband with her. On the night of Sept. 12, that all changed.
Submitted Oct 2, 2012 8:20PM by Bubbles - 3 comments
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BJ Penn And Rory MacDonald Engage In Heated Twitter Exchange
Last night on popular social network, Twitter.com, BJ Penn and Rory MacDonald got into a heated back and forth. The two UFC welterweight’s will square off Dec. 8th at UFC on FOX 5 in Seattle.
Submitted Oct 2, 2012 6:33PM by airkerma - 29 comments
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Charlie Brenneman released by UFC
Charlie Brenneman is a UFC fighter no more. The scrappy grinder nicknamed “The Spaniard” was released by the UFC today after a quick, first-round TKO loss to Kyle Noke at UFC 152, which followed on the heels of a first-round submission loss to Erick Silva at UFC on FX 3. It was Brenneman’s third loss in his last four fights, and with a 4-4 record overall in the UFC — all losses via stoppage, all wins via decision — the promotion decided to release him. After making a cryptic tweet earlier today, Brenneman confirmed to theScore.com today via text that he has indeed been cut. LINK - Crap News
Submitted Oct 2, 2012 4:55PM by jjeans - 25 comments
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Dana Strikes Deal With Jon Jones: Will No Longer Talk Bad About Coach Jackson
“I sat down with Jon Jones and we talked, I made a deal with Jon,” White said. “I’m not going to say anything about Greg Jackson [anymore]. I think you guys know my opinion and how I feel. It hasn’t changed.
Submitted Oct 2, 2012 10:37AM by airkerma - 16 comments
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Steven Siler Meets Darren Elkins in Featherweight Showdown at UFC 154
A pair of featherweight contenders will square off at UFC 154 in Montreal when Steven Siler meets Darren Elkins. Sources at Siler’s management team, AMR Group, confirmed the fight to MMAWeekly.com on Monday. Since his time on the Ultimate Fighter season 14, Steven Siler has looked virtually unstoppable in the UFC. Winning his last three fights in a row, Siler has dispatched of Cole Miller and Joey Gambino in his most recent fights. Facing Siler in Montreal will be Darren Elkins, who looks to extend a three fight win streak of his own when he competes at UFC 154.
Submitted Oct 2, 2012 6:25AM by jjeans - 10 comments
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Forrest Griffin Fails Drug Test for Anderson Silva (Xanax)
"Referring to his bout opposite Anderson Silva in UFC 101, Forrest Griffin told MMA Hour. “I failed my drug test I think for Xanax. I had a doctor’s prescription, I was just, I didn’t do it before the fight, I did it the night before, I was nervous and I couldn’t sleep.” Griffin makes no mention of a suspension period and was seen opposite Tito Ortiz at UFC 106, 3 months later. Neither t he Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission nor the UFC did not release the failed urinalysis." Im surprised this never came out but wtf is he thinking taking bars before a fight even with a prescription.
Submitted Oct 1, 2012 9:43PM by Manak - 14 comments
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Hacran Dias vs. Chad Mendes set for UFC on FX 6
Chad Mendes (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will soon be back in the cage. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has confirmed with a source close to the event that the onetime featherweight title challenger is scheduled to meet Brazilian Hacran Dias (21-1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC on FX 6. The booking was first reported by Brazilian outlet SporTV. UFC on FX 6 takes place Saturday, Dec. 15, at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Australia. The event's main card airs live on FX (on Friday, Dec. 14, in the U.S. due to the time difference) following prelims on FUEL TV.
Submitted Oct 1, 2012 6:03PM by BuffaloDave - 16 comments
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Kyle Kingsbury Suffers Multiple Facial Fractures
UFC on FUEL TV 5 fighter Kyle Kingsbury, not only suffered a loss last Saturday, but he also earned a trip to the ER where an MIR determined he was the recipient of multiple facial fractures at the hands of UFC newcomer Jimi Manuwa.
Submitted Oct 1, 2012 3:03PM by airkerma - 9 comments
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Rashad Evans: "They Offered Me Glover Teixeira, I Said "No
Add another name to the list of light heavyweights who didn't want to fight Glover Teixeira. Rashad Evans simply wasn't ready but he thinks he will be by January or February. The list of light heavyweights who wanted nothing to do with a fight against recent Octagon debutant Glover Teixeira just keeps growing and growing. The latest name to add to the list is former division champion Rashad Evans, who revealed as much on the UFC on FUEL TV 5 post-fight show last night (Sept. 29, 2012) when asked about his future and when he'll be returning to the cage: "I don't know. I talked to Dana [White] early this week and we talked about maybe December. But I'm thinking maybe January or February. I will fight anybody. I want to get a fight at light heavyweight. They offered me a fight, but it was against Glover Teixeira and I only had three weeks to fight and I haven't been training. I was like, ‘no way, not with that notice in Brazil.'" Rashad on Twitter Rashad Evans ?@SugaRashadEvans I will fight anybody with the proper notice.. But after 8yrs with the UFC & being one of their top earners. Y would I take a bad fight?! Rashad Evans ?@SugaRashadEvans Bad fight meaning not being in shape. Losing is hard enough but I will never serve myself up! If I'm haven't been training I won't fight! Rashad Evans ?@SugaRashadEvans I know alot of u fans may not realize but I don't walk around ready 2 fight. No one does. In this sport it takes at least 8wks 2 b ready! Rashad Evans ?@SugaRashadEvans Fighting another person is much harder than most ppl think & if im not training it takes time 2 get ready. There r no easy fights!
Submitted Sep 30, 2012 10:29PM by Shawn91111 - 27 comments
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UFC on FUEL TV 5 bonuses: Pickett, Wiman, Struve, Miocic earn $40K awards
Brad Pickett, Matt Wiman, Stefan Struve and Stipe Miocic each earned $40,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's "UFC on FUEL TV: Struve vs. Miocic" event. Pickett earned the "Knockout of the Night" award, Wiman won "Submission of the Night" and Struve and Miocic picked up "Fight of the Night" honors. UFC officials announced the winners and bonus amounts following the event, which took place at Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. The event's main card aired on FUEL TV following prelims on Facebook.
Submitted Sep 30, 2012 1:36AM by prophecy033 - 12 comments
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