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Daniel Cormier is going to have to wait awhile to get his hands on Jon Jones.
While the former Olympic wrestler-turned-mixed martial artist and the reigning light heavyweight king were set to collide at UFC 178 on Sept. 27, "Bones" suffered an injury during training camp and was forced to withdraw from the fight. The news broke Tuesday on Fox Sports 1, and this turn of events puts the freeze on some serious heat built up between the two fighters as of late. Last week during a two-city press tour read news >>
After having his last two fights canceled, one due to the release of his opponent (Will Chope) on fight week, the other (against Brian Ortega) coming undone thanks to a hand injury, I figured it was... read news >>
Donald Cerrone helped even the most cynical fans rekindle their love of MMA with his tantalizing fight with Jim Miller on Wednesday, and the future seemed even brighter when rumors swirled that he was set to face Dagestani sensation Khabib Nurmagomedov. When news broke that Cerrone vs. Nurmagomedov was booked for UFC 178, there was much rejoicing. When UFC President Dana White discussed how the operative word in that sentence is "was," however, there was much melancholy. According to White (h/t read news >>
Donald Cerrone-Khabib Nurmagomedov was a done deal for UFC 178. Then the dreaded injury bug reared its ugly head once again. read news >>
Lucas Martins had his last two UFC fights canceled due to injuries, but that turned out to be great for the Chute Boxe talent.
Coming off stoppage victories over Jeremy Larsen (TKO) at lightweight and Ramiro Hernandez (submission) at bantamweight in his last appearances inside the Octagon, "Mineiro" moves up to the featherweight division to battle Alex White at UFC Fight Night 45 in Atlantic City, N.J., and he’s glad he had those injuries.
"I had two injuries that kept me out of the cage, but Go read news >>
Poor guy is always the last to know...
Gegard Mousasi had no idea his fight against Ronaldo Souza was no longer taking place in Los Angeles.
That is, until he went on social media and discovered the promotion had "postponed" its UFC 176 pay-per-view (PPV) event. That means "The Dreamcatcher," by his own account, trained six weeks "for nothing," and took to his official Facebook page (via James Lynch) to put his employer on blast.
Have a look: And the follow up (via Bloody Elbow): The good news i read news >>
Gegard Mousasi is the No. 7 ranked middleweight in the world. He's 35-4, he's coming off a huge win over Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 41 and he earned what appeared to be a No. 1 contender's bout against Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza at UFC 176.
When that event got scrapped recently, one would think a distinguished fighter such as Mousasi would receive a phone call about the news.
Maybe even a text would do. According to Mousasi, though, none of that happened. He learned his fight was canceled via soc read news >>
Gegard Mousasi was not pleased to find out about the UFC 176 cancellation through social media.
Last night the UFC broke the news that UFC 176 was scrubbed from the calendar after failing to find a main event to replace Jose Aldo/Chad Mendes 2. Gegard Mousasi was scheduled to be the co-main event opposite fellow middleweight contender Ronaldo Souza, but that fight along with the rest of the card will be rescheduled across several different UFC shows.
All of this was brand new to Mousasi, who pos read news >>
The UFC has decided to cancel an entire pay-per-view card after featherweight champion Jose Aldo was forced out of the main event with an injury.
Aldo, who was scheduled to defend his 145-pound title in a rematch against Chad Mendes at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Aug. 2, suffered a shoulder injury that will keep him out of training for three to four weeks, and the promotion decided to cancel the whole event.
The UFC announced on Tuesday that Aldo vs. Mendes is expected to take read news >>
For the second time in 24 months, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has been forced to cancel an event. read news >>
The Heavyweight bout between Stefan Struve vs. Matt Mitrione that was scheduled to take place tonight (Sat., July 5, 2014) at UFC 175 has been canceled in the eleventh hour.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) media members sitting ringside at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, have been informed about the breaking -- and unfortunate -- bad news.
Heidi Fang is among them: Just spoke to officials about Struve the report is accurate, he did black out in the locker room. More detail read news >>