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Raphael Assuncao joins fellow UFC bantamweight contender Dominick Cruz on the sidelines, as the Brazilian has injured his ankle in training. With yesterday's news of UFC bantamweight contender and former champion Dominick Cruz's latest ACL injury, this time on his right knee, it was expected that Raphael Assuncao would immediately be in the running to take Cruz's spot against T.J. Dillashaw at some point in 2015. Unfortunately, Assuncao posted this announcement on Twitter that confirms he's also read news >>

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The bantamweight division takes another hit. It hasn't been a good day for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight division. Not long after it was revealed that former 135-pound champion Dominick Cruz had suffered yet another ACL injury -- this time on the other knee -- which will sideline him indefinitely, Raphael Assuncao revealed via Twitter that he will be benched for a few months after he broke his ankle during training. I am devastated 2 inform that my title shot hopes will b read news >>

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No injury news is ever happy, but for Raphael Assuncao and his fans, Monday's news has to be particularly gut-wrenching. The UFC bantamweight contender, who after years of excellence in relative anonymity, finally appeared poised to receive a title shot, announced he recently broke his ankle and will miss extended time. The fighter himself announced the news on his personal Twitter account. I am devastated 2 inform that my title shot hopes will be even further delayed due 2 broken ankle suffered read news >>

  • 6 days ago
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The UFC’s list of bantamweight contenders on Monday was dealt not one, but two devastating blows, as Raphael Assuncao joined Dominick Cruz on the injured list. read news >>

  • 6 days ago
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With Dominick Cruz suffering another injury, it could have been good news for Raphael Assuncao. However, the Brazilian bantamweight is also out with an injury. Assuncao, who was hoping to fight for the UFC title after scoring seven straight wins as a bantamweight, but saw Cruz eventually taking his place against T.J. Dillashaw, won’t be able to return to the Octagon due to a broken ankle. I am devastated 2 inform that my title shot hopes will be even further delayed due 2 broken ankle suffered i read news >>

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has suffered the third torn anterior cruciate ligament of his career. read news >>

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As it turns out, Dominick Cruz isn’t the only top bantamweight who will be sitting on the sidelines.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Surprise! Chael Sonnen thinks Conor McGregor is good at self promotion, and Raphael Assuncao isn't. Chael Sonnen recently launched his podcast called "You're Welcome!" and one of the interesting topics he tackled is about the ability of fighters to sell fights. He criticized Assuncao specifically for not being able to promote himself properly. Transcript via Fighters Only: "I watched [Raphael] Assuncao - I know Assuncao, he's a very nice guy and one heck of a fighter - they give him an interview read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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That's not much of a surprise. Sometimes, to get yourself noticed in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA), you have to step outside of the box, or in this case, the Octagon. Because sometimes, not always, wins simply aren't enough to get you to where you want to be in the sport. Case in point, Conor McGregor. The brash Irishman burst onto the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) scene just a year ago and a half ago, and he already has media attention other longtime veterans can only hope for. T read news >>

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Urijah Faber says he's not too excited about a potential bout against fellow top contender Raphael Assuncao. Urijah Faber is currently ranked as the 3rd best bantamweight, but he's in a bit of a 'weird' spot in the division. The only fighters ranked above Faber are Dominick Cruz, who is set to face his teammate in Dillashaw, and Renan Barao, who he has already lost to twice already. As for the next 5 guys that are lower ranked, Faber has already beat them all, leaving him in an awkward spot as h read news >>

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So who does "The California Kid" fight next? Urijah Faber admits that his situation, as far as where he stands in the current bantamweight landscape, is a bit "weird." "The California Kid" sits at No. 3 in the current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings (see them here ). The only people ahead of him are three men he knows all too well in bitter rival Dominick Cruz (No 2.), Renan Barao (No. 1) and the champion, T.J. Dillashaw, who happens to be Faber's friend and training partner. Which read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Veteran Urijah Faber is the first to acknowledge he's in an odd spot in the UFC's bantamweight division. "It's a little weird right now when you look at the list," the former WEC featherweight champion told MMAFighting.com. At the top of the list, of course, is champion T.J. Dillashaw, who trains at Faber's Team Alpha Male gym in Sacramento. Former champion Dominick Cruz will be Dillashaw's next opponent. Faber is ranked No. 3 behind Dillashaw and Cruz. Directly underneath him is Rafael Assuncao read news >>

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Raphael Assuncao is riding the longest winning streak among active non-UFC champions inside the Octagon, but that might not be enough for him to earn his shot at the bantamweight championship. Days before Assuncao’s unanimous decision victory over Bryan Caraway at UFC Fight Night 54 in Halifax, Canada, it was announced that former champion Dominick Cruz would be the next in line against 135-pound kingpin T.J. Dillashaw, and the Brazilian kind of expected that. "I had mixed feelings about this si read news >>

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Becasue as the Brazilan bomber alluded to, there was nothing much he could've done to match or outdo "The Dominator's" UFC 178 performance. For the longest time, Raphael Assuncao has been pleading for his shot at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight title. He almost got it back at UFC 173 earlier this year, but a rib injury prevented him for taking the last-minute bout against Renan Barao. Since he owns the longest win streak in the 135-pound weight class, is the No. 4 ranked fi read news >>

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