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UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw hopes to cement himself as the best 135 pound fighter on the planet this weekend (August 30, 2014) when he faces off against former champion Renan Barao in the main event of UFC 177.   The bout is a rematch of their first clash at UFC 173, which was just over three months ago, where Dillashaw caused one of the biggest upsets in UFC history by  handing the Brazilian his first loss in over nine years. In their first meeting “The Viper” battered Barao...
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After No. 8-ranked middleweight Michael Bisping got back in the win column with an impressive fourth round stoppage of Cung Le in the main event of last Saturday’s (August 23, 2014) UFC Fight Night 48 from Macau, China, “The Count” immediately continued his war of words with No. 5-ranked Rockhold. Bisping and Rockhold have a bit of a history dating back to a sparring session that Bisping said made him the “unofficial Strikeforce champion.” Their talk extended into quite the drawn...
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The recent news that Chan Sung Jung was removed from his slot on the upcoming UFC Fight Night 53 card was not so great for fans of “KZ”. The South Korean has once again taken a setback in his career due to injury, and things aren't exactly looking great for him right now. Being this banged up at just 27 is not a good sign. It was revealed today that a replacement has been found for the absent “Korean Zombie” in Sweden, as Max Holloway steps up to face Akira Corassani in Sweden. God...
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UFC Set To Introduce Random Drug-Testing Program

Posted on August 28, 2014, 03:23 PM by Buster Evans
The UFC has received a lot of criticism in the last few years for its approach on performance-enhancing drug (PED's) use in MMA but that is about to change as the promotion have revealed they are going to take a major step towards removing PED's from the sport by implementing random, out-of-competition drug-testing later this year. UFC vice president of regulatory affairs Marc Ratner told ESPN.com the promotion is in talks with multiple independent drug-testing agencies, such as Voluntary Anti-Doping Association(VADA)...
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Earlier today (Thurs., August 28, 2014) UFC President Dana White was named to GQ magazine’s list of the Biggest Sleazebags In Sports, alongside such noted heel as Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver and former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. True to the form, White was quick to responds on the UFC’s “Download,” noting that the report was he takes no offense to the report: “You’re never going to be able to stop what people say about you, and everybody isn’t...
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UFC President Dana White is not necessarily known as the most lovable guy in combat sports, in fact he is quite often under heavy criticism from fans and media. His brash attitude and often heinous language has landed White in beefs with Tito Ortiz, Ken Shamrock, multiple media outlets, and makes him the subject of countless internet trolls. This time around, it is magazine publication GQ taking a pop at the UFC President, as they ranked him eighth in the list of '25 biggest sleazebags in sports'...Ouch!...
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Following his setback to Ryan Bader in the main event of UFC Fight Night 47, Ovince St. Preux will look to get back to winning ways in November as he is expected face former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Rafael Cavalcante. The fight booking was revealed last night by Ultimate Fighting Officials. St. Preux vs. Cavalcante is the first official fight to be added on to the UFC card which is expected to be Fight Night 57. The event is scheduled to take place at the Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves in...
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Heads were turned earlier this month (August 5, 2014) when news broke that No. 8-ranked UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt had supposedly been “cut” prior to his UFC Fight Night 52 bout with No. 9 Roy Nelson from Saitama, Japan. UFC President Dana White was quick to remedy the situation with an emphatic “Hell no,” when asked if Hunt had been released, signifying that fan favorite Hunt was obviously still employed with the UFC. The finding was no surprise given Hunt’s propensity to put...
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Demian Maia Out Indefinitely With Bone Infection

Posted on August 27, 2014, 07:52 PM by Mike Drahota
No. 7-ranked UFC welterweight Demian Maia was recently forced out of his previously scheduled UFC Fight Night 49 bout versus Mike Pyle with a staph infection. The infection was initially thought to be a relatively normal occurrence MMA, where fighters come into contact with ton of bacteria from training mats and other equipment. However, on this evening’s UFC Tonight, Ariel Helwani revealed that Maia’s staph infection turned into something much worse: “I spoke to Demian Maia’s manager...
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Healing from a multitude of injuries since his unanimous decision win over Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida in the main event of July 5’s UFC 175, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has shifted his focus to the next challenge on his list. Weidman will face controversial No. 1 contender Vitor Belfort in the main event of December 6’s UFC 181 after “The Phenom” was granted a license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) despite the fact that he failed a drug test...
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Featherweight champion Jose Aldo will look for his seventh-straight UFC title defence on October 25 when he faces Chad Mendes in the main event of UFC 179. The bout is a rematch from their previous encounter in 2012 where Aldo stopped Mendes with a first round knockout. Heading into their rematch in Rio De Janeiro, the champion doesn't see any difference in the challenger and thinks the results will be the same this time around: "The only different thing now is the age. The rest remains the same," Aldo media...
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UFC light-heavyweight veteran Stephen Bonnar retired in 2012, in a somewhat controversial end to a storied career. After his three-fight win streak was snapped in spectacular fashion by Anderson Silva, the Ultimate Fighter 1 runner up was popped for the anabolic steroid drostanolone. After some procrastination, “The American Psycho” called it quits. Forrest Griffin's retirement also supported the common opinion that it was time for the new generation of fighters to shine, but it looks like Bonnar...
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Matt Brown Still Wants Carlos Condit Over Tyron Woodley

Posted on August 27, 2014, 08:24 AM by Rory Kernaghan
UFC welterweights Matt Brown and Carlos Condit were once booked in to fight each other, in a dream match up for fans. That was back in December at UFC on FOX 9, but “The Immortal” suffered a back injury and the fight was scrapped. “NBK” went on to fight Tyron Woodley at UFC 171, losing by injury TKO. “The Chosen One” has his hype train stopped by Rory MacDonald at UFC 174, but got it right back on track with a knockout win against Dong Hyun Kim at Fight Night 48. Woodley...
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Does TJ Dillashaw Have Renan Barao's Number?

Posted on August 26, 2014, 09:33 PM by Mike Drahota
This weekend (Sat., August 30, 2014) UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw will take on former champ Renan Barao in the main event of UFC 177 from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. “The Viper” finished Barao in the fifth round of their first encounter at May’s UFC 173 from Las Vegas in a fight that was anything but close. It will go down as one of the biggest upsets in UFC history, but what transpired proved that Dillashaw was without a doubt the better fighter that night. Regardless...
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