Following the conclusion of the UFC San Antonio fight card, the UFC released a statement regarding Chael Sonnen’s second positive drug test in the span of five months. Even though he has officially retired from MMA competition, Chael Sonnen has now failed two consecutive drug tests in the span of five months.
While neither Sonnen nor UFC President Dana White were present at the event, Dave Sholler offered a statement to the media present at the post-fight press conference, which quickly highligh more
In the wake of news announcing another failed drug test for three-time title challenger Chael Sonnen, the UFC released a statement largely mirroring its previous responses to high-profile failures.Filed under: News, UFC more
Dallas Winston and Zane Simon look back on this weekend's UFC doubleheader with thoughts on the highs, lows and memorable moments. more
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It was slow rolling to start the second. Machida threw a front kick that missed before circling around again. Weidman pushed forward like his corner told him to because, well, they wont' score it for the Brazilian if he's moving away and avoiding offense.
So that's what the champion did, even doing some chasing so he could control the center of the cage. He landed with a hard right but Machida answered with a hard kick to the body.
"The Dragon" tried a leaping right hand but missed. Weidman came more
A "U-S-A" chant broke out before they could even get underway.
When they did, Weidman opened with kicks, one low, one high, then one low again. Then he was pushing with kicks and it seemed clear he wanted to gauge the distance and keep Machida at bay.
About one minute in, a chant for Machida broke out, so never let it be said an American crowd isn't fickle.
Like he always seems to be, "The Dragon" was patient, hanging back and avoiding any of the champion's offense. When he finally engaged, it w more
Weidman tried to shoot in for a takedown early but Machida threw a leg kick. The challenger took control of the center of the cage as the champion was backed up and looking for an opening.
Weidman fired off with a right but Machida answered with a big left counter in response. The American failed on a takedown and Lyoto made him pay with punches on the way back up.
A hard right hand from the champ looked to stun "The Dragon". He continued throwing and landing shots, stealing back the momentum Ma more
Neither fighter looked particularly tired to start the fourth. Machida fired off kicks to the body but Weidman was the Terminator in his pursuit of controlling the pace of the action, not to mention the positioning. He was making sure it always looked as though Lyoto was bailing out while he was coming in.
Even when "The Dragon" was connecting, and he was early on here.
Weidman dipped low for a takedown but the Brazilian expertly avoided it. Back standing, he landed a hard left hook. Weidman sta more
Weidman shot in for a takedown much earlier in this round, though Machida easily shrugged it off. He fired off with a high kick that was blocked. Lyoto sprawled to avoid another takedown attempt, this one lame.
He couldn't avoid the third.
The boo birds quickly started chirping thanks to a lack of action on the mat. Weidman attempted to take Machida's back but the Brazilian used an arm to get free. They reset standing and the champion started throwing combinations.
A big right hand landed and "T more