The ongoing saga between the Nevada Athletic Commission and Wanderlei Silva is a long way from over. This time the Nevada Attorney General wants to trump Silva's trump card, and has asked the NAC to deny the last-minute motion Silva filed last week to dismiss disciplinary action for evading a random drug test in May.
Back in June, Silva appeared before the NAC for evading a random drug test ahead of his UFC 175 fight with Chael Sonnen. He admitted at the time to running away from the test, and c read news >>
Magomedrasul Khasbulaev wants to fight as soon as possible.
The Dagestani featherweight, who earned a shot at the Bellator title after winning the 145-pound tournament in April, 2013, couldn’t return to the United States to compete for the championship due to visa issues.
After failing in multiple attempts to solve his visa issues over the past 12 months, he’s hoping that Bellator would release him from his contract so he can compete for other MMA promotions in Europe.
"I do not have any informa read news >>
Sometimes, these things happen in MMA. Wait, no they don't!
Josh Koscheck-Diego Sanchez, B.J. Penn-Nick Diaz, Anderson Silva-Vitor Belfort and heck, Conor McGregor-Dennis Bermudez. The list of intense Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) staredown encounters is long, extensive and anything but distinguished.
In each of those encounters, however, punches were never thrown. The stages on which they mean-mugged each other didn't crumble. And for heaven's sake, company officials weren't steamrolled, read news >>
First, it was Vitor Belfort's elevated levels of testosterone in February. Next came Wanderlei Silva's refusal to be tested in May. It all came to a climax only Shakespeare could pen when Chael Sonnen tested positive for human growth hormone, among a few other banned substances, in June—UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy had seen enough.
"They randomly test three dudes and all three fail," Kennedy first told ESPN's Brett Okamoto. "All in my weight class. All dudes I could potentially be fighting. I we read news >>
UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy is hoping to win the drug testing lottery. Booked to face Yoel Romero at UFC 178 Sept. 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Kennedy is campaigning to be part of the Nevada State Athleic Commision's (NSAC) enhanced, random drug-testing program.
"They randomly test three dudes and all three fail," Kennedy told ESPN's Brett Okomoto. "All in my weight class. All dudes I could potentially be fighting. I went from just being vocal about drug use, to saying to myself, ‘I have to make a read news >>
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The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has requested that UFC veteran Wanderlei Silva attend the commission's upcoming meeting on June 17 to explain the actions that led to his removal from UFC 175's card, MMAFighting.com confirmed on Wednesday following an initial report by MMA Junkie.
According to NSAC Executive Director Bob Bennett, Nevada officials have sent a letter to Silva requesting the Brazilian to "appear and provide information of importance to the commission ... regarding his ab read news >>
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Luke Rockhold made quick work of Tim Boetsch, gaining the submission in the first round of their main card fight at UFC 172 in Baltimore on Saturday. read news >>
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Video: Watch Jon Jones reveal, and then explain, his reason for requesting additional drug testing -- blood and urine -- ahead of his main event fight against Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 from Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Md., on April 26, 2014. read news >>
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Daniel Cormier requested a title shot against UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones on this week's Great MMA Debate podcast, and luckily, Jones was around to respond. read news >>
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Nate Diaz is at it again on Twitter. The UFC veteran and recent lightweight title challenger today requested to be released from his contract.Filed under: Featured, News, Only on Junkie, UFC Tagged: Nate Diaz read news >>
The Ultimate Fighting Championship released a statement in reaction to the Boston City Counsel's passing an age restriction on attending MMA events on Wednesday. read news >>