Surging UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson has been handed down a suspension by the promotion pending the results of an investigation by a third-party law firm, according to a statement from the company, but he maintains his innocence in the matter. After writing a spirited Facebook post (NSFW language) shortly after the news broke yesterday, "Rumble" has since apologized for losing his cool and maintains that the allegations against him are false. As Bloody Elbow first reported, th read news >>
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Former Bellator and UFC welterweight War Machine, formerly Jon Koppenhaver, insists that he fought "for his life" last week on a day where he planned to propose to his girlfriend Christy Mack, a well-known porn star. As TMZ Sports reported, the controversial fighter was unceremoniously released by Bellator on Friday after it came to light that War Machine is the prime suspect in the beating of Mack and an unnamed third party in Las Vegas. As authorities continue to search for War Machine, the em read news >>
Jeremy Stephens talks about the bizarre twist of fate that saw him end up in jail prior to his last scheduled fight and how he's now fighting like never before as he heads into UFC on Fox 5 read news >>
Jeremy Stephens talks about his recent arrest on the day of UFC on FX 5, when he was supposed to be in the Octagon, and where he goes from here. read news >>
After spending 12 days incarcerated, Jeremy Stephens was released Wednesday from Polk County Jail in Des Moines, Iowa. read news >>
After spending 12 days in jails in both Minnesota and Iowa, Jeremy
Stephens has been freed from incarceration.
Stephens' management team today released a statement on the matter on the fighter's official website, and MMAjunkie.com confirmed with Polk County Jail officials that the lightweight is no longer in custody.
"Jeremy's legal team is already hard at work to prove what many already
know: he is not guilty of the crimes he's been accused of," the
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Top UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem won't be commenting on a recent misdemeanor-battery charge that followed a recent UFC 141 win over Brock Lesnar.
An attorney for the fighter today issued a statement on his behalf.
In it, David Chesnoff of the Chesnoff & Schonfeld law firm said they'll "vigorously" defend his side of the story and that he maintains his innocence.
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In hopes of finding the cause of a positive test for an anabolic steroid, Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal's manager, Mike Kogan, today sent to the Nevada attorney general's office a full list of the supplements and medications the fighter took.
After reviewing the list, the attorney general may ask Lawal to appear before the NSAC in March.
The former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champ continues to maintain his innocence two days after the NSAC said his post-fight drug test revealed the presence read news >>
Former Strikeforce heavyweight contender Brett Rogers released a statement this week proclaiming his innocence after being arrested on felony charges last month. read news >>
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Former Strikeforce heavyweight Brett Rogers claims he is innocent
of all charges stemming from a June 28 arrest in Apple Valley, Minn.
Rogers' legal counsel today released a statement professing the fighter's
belief he is not guilty of the three felonies and one gross misdemeanor
filed against him following an alleged altercation with his wife.
"As in all criminal matters, Mr. Rogers is presumed innocent until and
if he is proven guilty," the statement from Mohammad &
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