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For a few UFC fighters, there are some terrible moments that just won't die
November 22, 2012 (02:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Former UFC welterweight Frank Trigg has a running joke with Zuffa matchmaker Sean Shelby, who also happens to be heavily involved in putting together the UFC's highlight reels. It's a familiar routine that often plays out via text message right before the UFC runs it's pre-event video package of great moments from fight cards past, all set to The Who's "Baba O'Riley." "Before it starts I say, 'Sean, are you about to hurt my feelings again?'" Trigg told MMAjunkie.com. More...
UFC boss White: Belt wouldn't be on line if Anderson Silva met Georges St-Pierre at 170
November 22, 2012 (01:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Following his win over Carlos Condit this past Saturday, UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre questioned whether he needed to gain weight at all to fight middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva. Silva, he said, fought in PRIDE at 168 pounds and possibly carried the kind of frame suited to weight gains and drops - unlike him. Silva again expressed his desire to fight St-Pierre following UFC 154. And while UFC President Dana White still hopes to make the match in 2013, one incentive would likely be off the table if Silva dropped to welterweight: GSP's belt. More...
Raphael Assuncao replaces Bryan Caraway, faces Mike Easton at UFC on FOX 5
November 22, 2012 (01:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Brazilian grappling ace Raphael Assuncao has replaced an injured Bryan Caraway and now faces Mike Easton at UFC on FOX 5. MMAjunkie.com learned of the change from sources close to the fighters. UFC on FOX 5 takes place Dec. 8 at KeyArena in Seattle. The Assuncao-Easton bantamweight fight is expected be part of the Facebook-streamed preliminary card following additional preliminary bouts on Facebook and prior to the night's main card on FOX. More...
'UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping' official for Sao Paulo's Ginasio do Ibirapuera
November 22, 2012 (00:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The UFC's first event of 2013 has had a lineup for several weeks, and now it has a location. UFC officials today released an official event poster for the card that revealed Sao Paulo's Ginasio Estadual Geraldo Jose de Almeida, also known as Ginasio do Ibirapuera, plays host to the Jan. 19 event, dubbed "UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping." The night's main card airs in the U.S. on FX and features a five-round  headliner between Vitor Belfort and Michael Bisping. More...
Three-time UFC veteran Aaron Rosa makes pro boxing debut on Nov. 30
November 22, 2012 (00:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
UFC, Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Aaron Rosa is scheduled to make his professional boxing debut on Nov. 30. Rosa is slated to meet Dominique Smith, who also makes his professional debut in the four-round heavyweight (more than 200 pounds) matchup. The bout takes place on the undercard of Standing 8 Promotions' "Mid-Cities Mayhem" event, which takes place at Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas. More...
Jay Hieron vs. Erick Silva added to February's UFC 156 event
November 21, 2012 (23:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Erick Silva said he was hoping to fight on Super Bowl weekend, and now he will. UFC officials today announced that Silva will take on Jay Hieron at UFC 156, the UFC's traditional Super Bowl-weekend fight card. Featuring a featherweight title fight between current champ Jose Aldo and former lightweight title holder Frankie Edgar, UFC 156 takes place Feb. 2 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The evening's main card airs on pay-per-view. More...
Todd Duffee back in the UFC, faces Phil De Fries at UFC 155
November 21, 2012 (22:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Two years after he left, Todd Duffee is returning to the octagon. The 26-year-old heavyweight is set to fight Phil de Fries at UFC 155, according to a recent report by Las Vegas Sun that was also confirmed by UFC officials. UFC 155 takes place Dec. 29 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and airs live on pay-per-view and FX. More...
Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida headed to UFC 157 in Anaheim
November 21, 2012 (21:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The Dan Henderson-Lyoto Machida fight that UFC President Dana White has been promising for a while looks to be closer to official. Though Henderson earlier this month said he would meet fellow contender Machida on the UFC's Super Bowl weekend card, UFC 156, it appears the two will wait until later in the month to throw down. The two light heavyweights will meet Feb. 23 in Anaheim on a card expected to be UFC 157, sources with knowledge of the booking on Wednesday confirmed to MMAjunkie.com. More...
UFC's next trip to Montreal not set, despite previous announcements
November 21, 2012 (20:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
A date for the UFC's next trip to Montreal is not set, according to UFC President Dana White. UFC Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright recently announced that the promotion would hold an event on March 16, but White said "we'll see what happens" when pressed about a quick return to the Quebec city. "Tom's getting a little aggressive over there," White said with a chuckle. More...
Chris Weidman out at UFC 155, Constantinos Philippou now fights Tim Boetsch
November 21, 2012 (19:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Less than five weeks before what could have been the biggest fight of his career, UFC middleweight contender Chris Weidman is out of a UFC 155 bout against Tim Boetsch. Stepping in for him will be teammate Constantinos Philippou, who this past Saturday had a planned bout scrapped the day of the fight. MMAjunkie.com on Wednesday confirmed the news with sources close to the promotion. Newsday first reported the development, and UFC officials followed up with their own confirmation. More...
UFC champ Benson Henderson preparing for Nate Diaz by enduring plenty of trash talk
November 21, 2012 (19:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The super-polite way to put it would be to say Nate Diaz likes to try to get in his opponents' head. And then there's what Benson Henderson was a little more blunt in calling it: Diaz likes to talk crap. To get ready to defend his UFC lightweight title against Diaz next month, Henderson has been training using a steady diet of trash talk from his teammates. More...
After 68-fight career over 13 years, UFC and Bellator vet Rich Clementi retires from MMA
November 21, 2012 (17:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Sixty-eight professional mixed martial arts fights, no matter against who or where, is not too shabby. The fact that Rich Clementi has done it all across the country and around the world for the biggest promotions just has to be icing on the cake. But this week, after 13 years in the sport, Clementi decided to hang up the gloves. Just three days after a loss in Bellator's lightweight tournament semifinals, Clementi announced his retirement on his Facebook page. More...
Still no word on contract offer for top free agent Eddie Alvarez
November 21, 2012 (16:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said he spoke to Eddie Alvarez on Monday and doesn't have an update on the fighter's future. Rebney has yet to receive a UFC contract offer that would decide whether the tournament-based promotion holds onto the ex-champ or cuts him loose. "We're literally waiting," he told MMAjunkie.com. More...
Card set for Friday's Score Fighting Series 7 with Jordan Mein-Forrest Petz headliner
November 21, 2012 (15:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Don't worry -you won't have to survive the holiday weekend without MMA. The card is complete for Friday's Score Fighting Series event in Canada with a six-fight main card. A pair of major-promotion veterans meet in the main event when Strikeforce alum Jordan Mein faces UFC vet Forrest Petz. And WEC vet Ryan Healy meets Jesse Ronson in the co-main event. More...
Ex-champ Makovsky vs. Leone completes Bellator 83's main card
November 21, 2012 (14:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
A fight between former Bellator bantamweight champion Zach Makovsky and big-show vet Anthony Leone has taken the third and final main-card slot on next month's Bellator 83 card. As previously announced, Season 7 featherweight-tournament finalists Rad Martinez and Shahbulat Shamhalaev meet in the headliner. Additionally, 115-pound champion Zoila Frausto Gurgel meets fellow 125-pound standout Jessica Eye in a non-title co-headliner. More...
Sakara's manager hoping for reversal of UFC 154 DQ loss, rematch with Cote
November 21, 2012 (04:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
For a few brief moments Saturday night, Alessio Sakara thought he finally could taste victory again. And Patrick Cote, when he came to, may have wondered if he would be walking out of the octagon for the final time as a UFC fighter. But then everything went sideways. After a longer-than-normal delay, Cote had his hand raised at UFC 154, the winner by disqualification. More...
Olympian Sara McMann says UFC deal is 'in the works'
November 21, 2012 (02:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The UFC may soon have a second female fighter under contract. This past week UFC President Dana White confirmed Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has signed with the UFC and will is now the organization's first female UFC titleholder. Now, Olympian and submission-grappling standout Sara McMann said she may not be far behind. More...
UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem settles lawsuits with former Golden Glory reps
November 20, 2012 (23:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
A legal fight between Alistair Overeem and his former management group is now over. The parties have settled and dismissed competing lawsuits filed in Nevada and California, a press release today announced. "Everyone worked extremely hard to resolve these matters," stated Golden Glory lawyer Rodrick Lindblom. More...
Show money from WSOF provides holiday relief for UFC vet Waylon Lowe
November 20, 2012 (22:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The UFC isn't the only promotion that pays out show money for displaced fighters. Waylon Lowe was a week away from his first fight in five months when he got word his opponent had withdrawn. A replacement couldn't be found. The promoter's rep could only apologize when Lowe complained he was already out money, and at a terrible time with the holidays approaching. About an hour later, the rep called back. More...
UFC's Cheick Kongo and Stefan Struve agree via Twitter to UFC 156 fight
November 20, 2012 (21:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Responding to a fan's tweet, heavyweights Cheick Kongo and Stefan Struve today agreed to a fight at UFC 156. "It would be very exciting 4 the fans & a great challenge for both of us," Kongo wrote on his Twitter account. The proposed matchup comes three days after the French heavyweight was criticized by UFC President Dana White. More...
UFC 154 medical suspensions: Martin Kampmann, Patrick Cote top list with 60-day terms
November 20, 2012 (20:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
All 24 competitors from this past weekend's UFC 154 card were issued medical suspensions following their fights, including a pair for up to 60 days. The Quebec Athletic Commission typically issues minimum terms for each fighter on the card, though it does not release detailed information on the precise reason of the suspension. MMAjunkie.com on Tuesday received the list of suspensions from the commission. "UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit" took place Nov. 17 atBell Centre in Montreal. More...
UFC welterweight Matt Riddle and the medical marijuana dilemma
November 20, 2012 (19:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The sport of mixed martial arts still isn't sure what to do about the pot smokers in its midst, which is bad news for them. It means they continue to get tested for a drug that remains in their systems far past the point of being active. If they get caught they're subject to punishments that don't fit the crime, all while the issue at the heart of the debate goes unexamined. Just ask Matt Riddle if you don't believe me. More...
UFC 154 ratings: FX prelims fall just short of 1-million viewers mark
November 20, 2012 (18:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Ratings for FX's broadcast of this past weekend's UFC 154 preliminary card fell just short of the 1-million-viewer mark.. FX's two-hour broadcast, which featured four live preliminary-card fights, averaged 980,000 viewers. That's down from the 1 million who tuned in for the two-hour prelims show for UFC 153 in October. MMAjunkie.com on Monday confirmed the figures with industry sources. More...
Bellator 81 ratings: Numbers hold steady, still below season average
November 20, 2012 (18:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
For the second straight week, Bellator ratings fell below the Season 7 average. This past weekend's Bellator 81 event averaged 149,000 MTV2 viewers, MMAjunkie.com today confirmed with industry sources. That's up slightly from the 148,000 viewers who turned in a week prior for Bellator 80. More...
UFC boss Dana White hints at potential for 'longer-term deal' with FOX network
November 20, 2012 (17:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
A little more than a year after the Ultimate Fighting Championship's first venture onto network television, the promotion and FOX may be happy enough with the pairing to renew their vows, so to speak. The UFC in 2011 signed a seven-year broadcast deal with FOX that officially took effect at the start of this year. But on Nov. 12, 2011, UFC on FOX 1 gave viewers a taste of what was to come. Now almost a year into the official deal, UFC President Dana White said once again the two sides are happy with the path they're on. More...
Ex-UFC champ Andrei Arlovski books December return to Russia vs. Mike Hayes
November 20, 2012 (16:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Six weeks after a convincing knockout victory, Andrei Arlovski is set for a December return. Arlovski will meet Mike Hayes on Dec. 16 in Moscow in the main event of "Battle of Moscow 9" under the Fight Nights banner. The heavyweight announced the news on his Twitter account. A native of Belarus in the former Soviet Union, Arlovski will compete in Russia for the first time since his third professional fight. More...
Despite Bellator 81 split-decision loss, Ricardo Tirloni vows to be Bellator champ one day
November 20, 2012 (15:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Most fighters who lose by split decision believe they won the fight, and Ricardo Tirloni is no exception. Tirloni this past Friday dropped a split call to Dave Jansen at Bellator 81 in the semifinals of the promotion's Season 7 lightweight tournament. His dream of winning a Bellator tournament and fighting for a title will have to wait, but he said walked away with the confidence that he won the fight - and will hope to build off that, despite a loss on his record. More...
Co-Main Event Podcast: Episode No. 27 available with Ben Fowlkes, Chad Dundas
November 20, 2012 (15:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Episode No. 27 of the Co-Main Event Podcast is now available for streaming and download. MMAjunkie.com/USA TODAY columnist Ben Fowlkes and ESPN.com MMA writer Chad Dundas host the weekly show (also dubbed the "CME," if you nasty). This week, the fellas discuss Georges St-Pierre's successful return, the possible superfight with him and Anderson Silva, Ronda Rousey in the UFC and more. Check it out at www.comaineventpodcast.com. More...
Daly-Kankaanpaa, James-Philpott added to December's Cage Warriors 51 event
November 20, 2012 (14:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Two fights have been added to Cage Warriors' year-end card in Ireland. On the main card of Cage Warriors 51, a 120-pound women's catchweight fight between Aisling Daly and Katja Kankaanpaa has been booked. And set for the prelims is a bantamweight bout between Liam James and Alan Philpott. Cage Warriors 51 takes place Dec. 31 at The Helix in Dublin. The event's main card streams live on MMAjunkie.com following prelims on Facebook. More...
'UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz' fight card and video preview
November 20, 2012 (13:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The UFC returns to FOX next month for its first title fight on the network in more than a year. Lightweight champion Benson Henderson defends his title against Nate Diaz in the UFC on FOX 5 main event. It will be Henderson's second title defense since winning the belt in February. Check out a video preview of the Dec. 8 card. More...
Hometown advantage: On the scene in Montreal for Georges St-Pierre's return
November 20, 2012 (03:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
When trying to gauge the enthusiasm level of the crowd at a UFC event, I find it's helpful to measure the reaction by what I like to call "The Buffer Index." It's not exactly scientific, but what it lacks in technical expertise it more than makes up for in pure simplicity. It all boils down to how much of Bruce Buffer's pre-fight introductions you can actually hear over the noise of the crowd before the main event. If you can hear it all, that's zero Buffers. Every other word? Half a Buffer. Almost none at all? That's your rare Full Buffer. More...
With Sakara's team planning appeal of UFC 154 DQ, ref Miragliotta explains his decision
November 20, 2012 (02:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Dan Miragliotta contends that most of the shots that hit Patrick Cote just prior to a stoppage against Alessio Sakara were legal blows. Three weren't, however, and the longtime referee said he issued two verbal warnings before the third blow knocked Cote out and forced his intervention. "As long as hand makes contact with the ear, it's a legal strike," Miragliotta told MMAjunkie.com. "If you miss the ear and only hit the back of the head, it's illegal." More...
Ask the Fight Doc: Why are you so against superfights?
November 20, 2012 (00:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Following Georges St-Pierre's UFC 154 win over Carlos Condit, the MMA world is now expecting a superfight. UFC President Dana White is planning for it to be Anderson Silva vs. St-Pierre. Some fans are saying they would prefer to see Silva vs. Jon Jones. Meanwhile, MMAjunkie.com medical columnist Dr. Johnny Benjamin says he's not interested in seeing either fight made. So why does he believe superfights are bad business from a medical perspective? More...
'The Ultimate Fighter 16' ratings: Episode No. 10 draws 643,000 viewers
November 19, 2012 (23:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Ratings for the 10th episode of "The Ultimate Fighter 16: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson" dipped significantly from the previous week and fell to the second-smallest number of the season. The UFC's reality competition drew 643,000 viewers on FX, down from the 921,000 who tuned in for the debut of episode No. 9 the week prior. MMAjunkie.com on Monday confirmed the ratings information with industry sources. More...
Bellator 82 card set with Good-Koreshkov welterweight finals, plus return of Kala Hose
November 19, 2012 (22:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The full fight card is set for next week's Bellator 82 event. Leading the charge will be the Season 7 welterweight tournament final between Lyman Good and Andrey Koreshkov. Also on the main card, Alexander Sarnavskiy will waste no time getting back to work after a loss to Rich Clementi this past month in the lightweight tournament's opening round. He'll take on veteran Tony Hervey. More...
Nevada commission OK with UFC promoting Alistair Overeem or Nick Diaz - with caveats
November 19, 2012 (21:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The UFC can promote Alistair Overeem and Nick Diaz for bouts next year "as long as Zuffa makes quite clear that this there's an added piece to that puzzle," NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer today told MMAjunkie.com. In Overeem's case, that means getting a license to fight in Nevada.For Diaz, it's scheduling him after his suspension ends. The star fighters have been benched for much of 2012 as they wait out respective administrative actions handed down by the NSAC. More...
Through the Past Darkly: Reflections on 'UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit'
November 19, 2012 (20:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
For all the things Georges St-Pierre does well, absorbing blows without showing damage isn't one of them. It's easy to forget that, because the man usually just doesn't get hit all that often. Most of the time he shows up to the post-fight press conference looking like, at worst, he'd stumbled into a prickly bush while cutting across someone's lawn on the way over here. This time was different. By the time the third round of his title fight with Carlos Condit at UFC 154 had ended, St-Pierre's face had already begun to resemble a Rubik's Cube left out in the rain. More...
Bellator 81 winner Marlon Sandro says no more promises - 'time to get the work done'
November 19, 2012 (19:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
If you were wondering if Marlon Sandro was back, he answered for you quickly on Friday night. Sandro this past May dropped his second straight featherweight tournament final, and there were questions of whether the 35-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt had enough left to compete at the championship levels. Sandro tried to give his best answer to that when he put Dustin Neace to sleep at Bellator 81. More...
GLORY 5 set for Feb. 16 in London with Tyrone Spong-Remy Bonjasky main event
November 19, 2012 (18:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The GLORY kickboxing promotion next month teams up with DREAM for a New Year's Eve mega-show in Japan. But in February, GLORY will return with a card on its own. GLORY 5 is slated for Feb. 16 in London, and veteran heavyweights Tyrone Spong and Remy Bonjasky are set to headline. Spong earlier this month made his MMA debut with a dominant first-round knockout of Travis Bartlett at World Series of Fighting 1 in Las Vegas. More...
John Maguire plans return to middleweight following UFC 154 loss to Matt Riddle
November 19, 2012 (17:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
After dropping his second straight fight, John Maguire is changing weight classes. The British fighter will return to middleweight after a nearly three-year run at welterweight following his Saturday loss to Matt Riddle at UFC 154. Maguire on Sunday announced the news on his Twitter account. UFC 154 took place at Bell Centre in Montreal. Maguire's fight against Riddle streamed live on Facebook. More...
USA TODAY: Suitors line up for shot at UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre
November 19, 2012 (16:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Following a 19-month injury layoff, a subsequent ACL surgery, his recovery and a grueling fight camp, UFC welterweight Georges St-Pierre plans to take a well-deserved vacation. Few could deny he earned it after a bloody five-round victory at this past Saturday's UFC 154 event in Montreal. But at the same time, his victory only seemed to fuel speculation about whom he'll face next, and when. More...
UFC boss Dana White confirms move to Hard Rock was retaliation for credit cut at Palms
November 19, 2012 (15:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The UFC's return to Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino from the Palms Casino Resort was the result of a fallout between UFC President Dana White and the Palms. White on Saturday confirmed to MMAjunkie.com the accuracy of a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which stated he cut ties with the venue when his credit limit was cut in half. "I had a little beef with the Palms, and I ripped the UFC out of there," he said with a chuckle. More...
MMAjunkie.com Radio on vacation this week, download past episodes now
November 19, 2012 (14:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
As a reminder, MMAjunkie.com Radio is on vacation this week and won't be doing any live shows. However, now is the perfect time to catch up on past episodes of MMAjunkie.com's flagship podcast and TV show. Our daily and star-studded program features some of the biggest names in MMA, including fighters, promoters, managers, trainers, journalists, TV executives and celebrity fans. More...
Cage Warriors 50 adds bantamweight bout between Wilson Reis and Owen Roddy
November 19, 2012 (14:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
A bantamweight bout has been added to next month's Cage Warriors 50 event. Promotion officials recently announced a fight between Bellator veteran Wilson Reis and Ireland's Owen Roddy. Both fighters will be making their Cage Warriors debut. Cage Warriors 50 takes place Dec. 8 at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, Scotland. The main card streams on MMAjunkie.com following prelims on Facebook. More...
The Sunday Junkie: Nov. 18 edition
November 18, 2012 (19:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Anderson Silva did his part against Stephan Bonnar. Now Georges St-Pierre has done the same against Carlos Condit. With the final hurdles cleared for a long-discussed superfight between the two dominant champions, UFC President Dana White has declared it his mission to put the fighters together in the octagon. But in this week's edition of "The Sunday Junkie," our weekly reader-feedback feature, it seems many of you simply aren't interested in seeing a Silva vs. St-Pierre superfight. More...
UFC 154: Johny Hendricks vs. Martin Kampmann full fight video highlights
November 18, 2012 (16:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
After initially being told they were fighting for a title shot, Johny Hendricks and Martin Kampmann then were told their UFC 154 co-headliner might not be a title eliminator, after all. The only thing each welterweight contender could do was try to win in convincing fashion. Luckily for Hendricks, that hasn't exactly been a problem lately. More...
MMAjunkie.com's UFC 154 pick'em results: 'asjr25' wins 'UFC: Ultimate Collection 2012'
November 18, 2012 (15:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
MMAjunkie.com's first pick'em contest is in the books, and one MMAjunkie.com reader took a lead and never let it go. "asjr25" scored 37 points and bested 1,430 other players to win the "UFC: Ultimate Collection 2012" 20-DVD set from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Check out the inaugural contest's top 25 finishers, and see how (poorly) the MMAjunkie.com editorial team finished. More...
Fowlkes: With obstacles cleared, will UFC book Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre?
November 18, 2012 (13:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
MONTREAL - You know those sitcoms where the two obvious love interests take multiple seasons to inch closer to some type of relationship, milking the romantic tension for every ounce of ratings before finally doing something about it? Well, this thing between Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva is starting to feel a little like that, only more frustrating and slightly less predictable. Prior to Saturday night, Silva vs. St-Pierre seemed like a sure thing if "Rush" earned a UFC 154 win. Now that he has, why does it seem like its less than a certainty? More...
Ring and Philippou awarded show money, White calls for Cote vs. Sakara rematch
November 18, 2012 (13:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
MONTREAL - Middleweights Nick Ring and Constantinos Philippou both were awarded their show money following a canceled fight at Saturday's UFC 154. Ring fell ill and wasn't cleared to compete, officials announced on Saturday. The two were scheduled for the event's pay-per-view main card. A lightweight fight between Mark Bock and Rafael dos Anjos took their place. Additionally, White said another ill-fated fight, Patrick Cote vs. Alessio Sakara, is a candidate for a rematch. More...
Rousey first UFC women's bantamweight champ, 'Cyborg' not invited unless at 135
November 18, 2012 (12:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
MONTREAL - The first-ever UFC women's bantamweight title is being fabricated at this very moment, according to UFC President Dana White. That strap will go to now-ex-Strikeforce champ Ronda Rousey, who this week signed with the UFC. Rousey's octagon debut date is unknown, according to White, though it will be on a UFC pay-per-view card. And unless a champion of greater weight is on the card, Rousey will headline. More...

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