Several notable UFC fighters believe that the Nevada State Athletic Commission was far too lenient in the sanctions they handed down to Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen at yesterday's hearing. As a matter of fact, Belfort didn't face any sanctions at all—despite admitting that he tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone during a random drug screening in February. Belfort was granted a conditional license, which means he will be subject to numerous random drug tests from the NSAC, until more
UFC 126 had the whole galaxy of stars competing on it. Demetrious Johnson, Chad Mendes and Donald Cerrone all fought on the card…and those folks were on the prelims. Then there was Jake Ellenberger, Jon Jones, Forrest Griffin, Rich Franklin, Vitor Belfort and the man who punted his head into the fifth row, Anderson Silva, the single greatest mixed martial artist in that era (and all eras that stood before it). That’s how deep and luscious the cards were back in those days, just running over with more
A highly anticipated lightweight contest has been scrapped, as Michael Johnson has been forced to withdraw from a planned UFC on FOX 12 bout with Josh Thomson.Filed under: News, UFC more
Lightweight bouts between Bobby Green and Abel Trujillo, as well asMichael Johnson and Josh Thomson are no more. more
UFC lightweight Michael Johnson (15-8 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has pulled out of his fight with Josh Thomson (20-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at UFC on Fox 12 with an injury. MMAJunkie.com reported the news on Friday. Update: UFC.com has reported that Bobby Green will be stepping up on short-notice to face Thomson. Green was originally slated to face Abel Trujillo, in a fight that was moved from UFC 176 to UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor, Maine.
The card, which is headlined by a welterweight showdown between top contender more
With Bobby Green fighting Josh Thomson, Abel Trujillo now meets Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night in Bangor.
When it was announced that Bobby Green would step in on late notice to fight Josh Thomson at UFC on Fox 12, it left Abel Trujillo without an opponent. Today, the UFC confirmed that England's Ross Pearson has replaced Green for the August 16th Fight Night in Bangor, Maine.
Pearson (15-7, 1 NC) last fought on June 7th against Diego Sanchez in New Mexico, where he showcased superior striking, more
DUBLIN -- Patrick Holohan talks about his upset over Josh Sampo at UFC Fight Night 46, leaving home for training, wanting to repay his mother, never doubting himself, the spread of Irish MMA, and more. more
Ahead of his bout against Bobby Green at UFC on Fox 12, Josh Thomson shares his thoughts on the UFC's higher weight classes.
It's long been known that the smaller weight class fighters are generally more technical. They're better wrestlers, better kickboxers, and better grapplers, at least from a pure technique stanpoint. But, Josh Thomson is taking his rhetoric a step further in suggesting that fighters in the higher weight classes aren't even really competing as mixed martial artists. It came more
Josh Thomson talks with the media at UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose about his near retirement and the rigors of preparing for his fight with Bobby Green. more