- 3 years ago
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It has almost become a Monday morning ritual.
After every UFC event, fans clamor to the Internet to see which fighters' weekend loss resulted in a pink slip.
And while it's sometimes rather simple to predict what moves the UFC
brass will make, occasionally the roster cuts come as a surprise. In our
latest MMAjunkie.com/"Inside MMA" poll, we asked readers which
fighter's release they felt was most surprising.
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Every fighter on the recent UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie fight card was drug tested. All test results were negative. read news >>
- 3 years ago
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With Nate Marquardt's recent release from the UFC,
testosterone-replacement therapy suddenly has become public enemy No. 1
in the MMA community.
But with constant judging debates, the potential for traumatic brain
injuries and the shrinking number of top-level promotions available in
which fighters can compete, are performance-enhancing drugs the primary
plague in MMA?
In our latest MMAjunkie.com/"Inisde MMA" poll, we asked readers to name the single biggest issue tainting the sport r read news >>
- 3 years ago
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Few fighters would do what Anthony Pettis did: skip a guaranteed title shot rather than risk an extended layoff.
When UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard fought to a draw at UFC 125 and prompted a third meeting, Pettis - the WEC's final lightweight champion - was forced to wait for his shot.
But was his decision to fight Clay Guida in the meantime a good one?
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- 4 years ago
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Take note, Paul Daley - perhaps all is not lost.
While UFC president Dana White in May said that Daley would never again
fight for the UFC, the fiery UFC boss has changed his mind before.
November's UFC 123 event features the return of judoka Karo Parisyan,
who was also told he'd never have another opportunity to fight in the
With that in mind, in our latest MMAjunkie.com/"Inside MMA" weekly poll
we asked our readers to tell us, "Are you surprised the UFC re-signed
Karo Pari read news >>
Surprised? You shouldn't be! Immediately after Antonio Carlos Junior won The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 heavyweight tournament earlier this year, he made the decision to cut down to light heavyweight. His first opponent in his new division would be Patrick Cummins, who you may remember as the scrub who got pasted by Daniel Cormier on super short notice before quickly proving he's no scrub after all by winning consecutive fights after. The two hooked 'em up at tonight's (Sat., Dec. 20, 2014) UFC F read news >>
The fighters from Saturday's UFC Fight Night 58: Machida vs. Dollaway stepped on the scales in Barueri, Brazil on Friday. read news >>
UFC on Fox 13 is in the books. So what's next for the main card fighters? Bloody Elbow's Mookie Alexander puts on his matchmaking cap for the likes of Junior dos Santos, Stipe Miocic, and Rafael dos Anjos. UFC on Fox 13 will go down as one of the most bizarre events in recent memory. A cancelled fight, a self-KO, a retirement, an injury tapout, a punch well after the bell, a punch while an opponent was complaining to the ref, this card certainly had everything that you otherwise seldom see in an read news >>
It’s rare to see a fighter’s stock rise after a loss, but that is precisely what appears to have happened to Stipe Miocic after his career-shortening slugfest with Junior Dos Santos at UFC on Fox 13. Few gave the part-time firefighter much of a chance leading up to the bout, reasoning that the former UFC heavyweight champion’s considerable strengths would likely prove to be a stylistic nightmare. However, the opening two rounds for the 32-year-old Miocic were less a nightmare and more a dream of read news >>
Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters say the darndest things prior to stepping inside the Octagon. MMAmania.com looks back at a handful of UFC 181 pre-fight remarks to find out who talked the talk -- and who walked the walk -- at Mandalay Bay Events Center last night (Sat., Dec. 6, 2014) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Who backed up their words with actions and who didn't? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) closed the book on its 2014 pay-per-view (PPV) line up with its final offering of the year in UFC 18 read news >>
UFC 181 is in the books, but what's next for the main card participants? Bloody Elbow's Mookie Alexander forecasts their futures with some fantasy matchmaking. It must be said, for as much as the UFC has dealt with injuries derailing so many events this year, UFC 181 was a fantastic show and a great way to cap of their PPV offerings for 2014. This was a strong card on paper and it delivered in a big way, and hopefully this is a sign of things to come for 2015. The night's main event had some con read news >>
UFC 181 delivered the action we were promised, and four different fighters walked out of the event with an extra $50,000 in performance bonuses. We will get the bonuses in just a second, but let's recap the two main event fights first. Robbie Lawler capped off a remarkable career comeback with a split-decision win over Johny Hendricks to claim the UFC welterweight championship. His former training partner and a former UFC welterweight champion himself, Matt Hughes, was there to put the title aro read news >>
The 22 fighters competing at UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II stepped on the scale Friday afternoon at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. read news >>
Veteran lightweight Anthony Njokuani has verbally agreed to a multi-fight deal with Legacy FC following his recent release from the UFC, Legacy FC owner Mick Maynard confirmed to MMAFighting.com on Wednesday. A 34-year-old former kickboxer, Njokuani (16-9, 1 NC) has been a mainstay in the WEC/UFC 155-pound division since his 2009 debut, fighting 15 times and scoring memorable KO/TKO wins over Chris Horodecki, Edward Faaloloto and Roger Bowling, among others. Njokuani entered the UFC as one of th read news >>