And beating Donald Cerrone next month is Las Vegas would certainly be a step in the right direction. "I want the title. And I'm willing to fight whoever I have to fight and willing to prove whatever I have to prove to whoever to get there. A lot of people are going to have their opinions and they're going to say what they're going to say, but the hardcore fans and the people who know MMA and know fighting they know who the underground king is, who doesn't have the belt yet, and it should happen read news >>
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What a day it has been for Eddie Alvarez. Just hours after he was released from Bellator, the now former Bellator lightweight champion agreed to terms with the UFC on a new deal and a debut fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 178.
MMAFighting.com spoke to Alvarez 40 minutes before the new UFC deal was announced about his release from Bellator and his hopes of signing with the UFC. Below is a transcript of that conversation.Ariel Helwani: When did you find out that you were going to be released?E read news >>
It may be born out of a bad situation, but Cathal Pendred is putting Mike King's lost bonus money to good use.
Sometimes the best things can come from bad decisions. Little did Mike King know when he decided to juice going into his fight with Cathal Pendred, that at least some of the bonus money he'd end up losing would go to charity. That's what Pendred himself is saying after he successfully campaigned to receive King's half of their FOTN bonus from UFC Fight Night Dublin. Thank you @danawhite read news >>
UFC 178 on Thursday landed a co-main event featuring Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone vs. Bobby "King" Green. Jorge Masvidal landed a new opponent, as well. read news >>
The hits just keep on coming. If Mark Bocek hadn't retired by now, this most recent failed drug test would have probably sealed the deal.
Mike King, a contestant on season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), has been cut from the ranks of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) after he tested positive for the banned substance nandrolone following his loss to Cathal Pendred at UFC Fight Night 46 back on July 19, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland.
King's first and only fight inside the Octagon.
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After losing to Cathal Pendred and UFC Fight Night: Dublin, Mike King has also tested positive for anabolic steroids, leading to his release from the promotion.
He came very close to finishing Cathal Pendred numerous times at UFC Fight Night: Dublin, but not only was Mike King not able to win his bout, he also failed his drug test. The TUF vet tested positive for an anabolic steroid in Nandrolone, and as punishment, he forfeits his $50,000 bonus and has been subsequently released from the promot read news >>
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The main card for Bellator has been tweaked as New Jersey-native and jiu-jitsu black belt Tom DeBlass has withdrawn from his scheduled Bellator 123 bout opposite 'King' Mo Lawal due to injury. As a replacement, Marcus Sursa has stepped in to face Lawal. Bellator made the news official via release on Wednesday.
Lawal, 33, most recently competed at Bellator 120 in May where he lost to Quinton Jackson via unanimous decision. His professional record stands as 12-4 with 1 no-contest. He is 4-3 in the read news >>
Tom DeBlass removed from Bellator 123 fight card due to injury; Marcus Sursa will face King Mo from Mohegan Sun on September 5th.
Newport Beach, Calif. (August 13, 2014) - After suffering from a knee injury during training, Tom DeBlass has been removed from the Bellator 123 fight card and will be replaced by Marcus Sursa. Sursa will face King Mo in a light heavyweight battle from Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Arena live on Spike TV.
A Bellator newcomer, Sursa enters the fight riding a two-fight win read news >>
UFC middleweight Mike King tested positive for the steroid nandrolone following his loss to Cathal Pendred at UFC Fight Night in Dublin on July 19. read news >>