For Dominick Cruz, a long and often frustrating three-year wait may finally be at an end.
According to Eric del Fierro, Cruz's head coach at Alliance MMA, the snakebitten former UFC bantamweight champion will be fully recovered from injury and ready to fight by August 30, 2014 at UFC 177, if the UFC's requires his services for the pay-per-view card -- although del Fierro noted that a September booking would be preferable.
MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported the news on Wednesday's edition o more
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – It takes a special kind of human being to willingly take part in hand-to-hand combat, even if it is of the sporting variety. But even those men and women who take part in such grueling physical tests can often suffer from a lack of self-belief. more
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UFC heavyweight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva revealed on The MMA Hour that he will undergo surgery to remove a pituitary gland tumour.
After undergoing shoulder surgery earlier in the year, Antonio Silva will once again go under the knife, this time to remove a pituitary gland tumour. Acromegaly is a disease that Silva has battled with in the past, and this is not the first time he has had this sort of surgery.
"I will have to do the surgery again after my next fight, and then I will be cleared to tr more
Silva says he doesn't expect his MMA career to be cut short without the now-banned treatment.
Antonio Silva was suspended for nine months after his epic, five-round brawl against Mark Hunt -- which resulted in a rare draw -- at UFC Fight Night 33 last December.
The reason? Elevated testosterone levels as a result of bad doctor's advice, according to "Bigfoot," who was approved for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) due to his battle with acromegaly.
Despite his recent setbacks, Silva eyes a more
It’s no secret that UFC 175 is the biggest event the Ultimate Fighting Championship has put together so far in 2014. The promotion has gone all-in by placing two title fights on one card, as Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey will defend their belts.
UFC is also in a fight of its own. Not against another promotion but rather dwindling pay-per-view figures that have continued into 2014. UFC 175 will be an interesting test of the current strength of the promotion as a whole.
One of the big storylines more
After a false start, Johnny Case is ready to begin his UFC career.
Case will meet fellow lightweight Kazuki Tokudome at UFC Fight Night 52 on Sept. 20 at the Saitma Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Just days after Case agreed to fight Joe Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 44 in June, he failed a pre-fight eye test and was pulled from the fight. The UFC then paid for him to have LASIK eye surgery and he is now good to go.
A member of Alliance MMA i more
By most counts, John Dodson is the No. 1 contender to UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson’s belt. It appears that it will be a while before he’ll have an opportunity to cash in on his position, however. more
UFC flyweight John Dodson will be out for approximately 12 months after undergoing ACL surgery on Wednesday.
One of the top flyweights in the UFC will be out of action for the next year.
Former 125lb. title contender John Dodson underwent ACL surgery on Wednesday and will be on the sidelines for the next 6-8 months before even returning to the gym.
FOX Sport's Damon Martin initially reported the news.
The surgery was performed to repair the ACL as well as a torn meniscus. Once he completes the r more