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  • 5 days ago
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No hard feelings! Cung Le, 42, has called it a mixed martial arts (MMA) career after nearly nine years in the sport and 12 professional matches. He issued the following statement: "After several months of thought and discussion with my wife and family we realize our future includes many things, but active competition in mixed martial arts is no longer one of them therefore I am officially announcing my retirement from active competition." Le, who defeated Frank Shamrock in March 2008 to become t read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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Jones banked $500,000 for his appearance at UFC 182, as well as an extra $50,000 in bonus money. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) handed down a $25,000 fine to light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who violated the promotion's code of conduct policy (read it here) when he tested positive for cocaine metabolites prior to his UFC 182 title defense against Daniel Cormier. From UFC.com: The UFC announced today that it has fined light heavyweight champion Jon Jones $25,000 for violating the organ read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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In a statement released by the UFC, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been fined $25,000 for violation of the promotion's code of conduct policy after testing positive for cocaine. Those wondering if the UFC would provide any sort of punishment for Jon Jones following his positive drug test for cocaine metabolites now have their answer. In a statement published by the UFC on its official website, the reigning light heavyweight champion has been fined $25,000 for violating the code of cond read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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Bold statement from the scrappy Brazilian. Rafael dos Anjos earned his way to a shot at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, by reeling of three straight wins inside the Octagon. One of those victories came at the expense of former division kingpin, Ben Henderson, whom Rafael defeated back in August of 2014 via first-round knockout (KO) at UFC Fight Night 49. See the controversial stoppage here. And when the Brazilian bomber next steps foot inside the Octago read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and the UFC have each issued a statement in the wake of reports that Jones tested positive for a cocaine metabolite during a pre-fight drug test and will enter a rehab facility. The initial news came Tuesday, when Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports first reported that Jones tested positive for the metabolite, known as benzoylecgonine, in a random drug test administered by the Nevada Athletic Commission on December 4, less than a month prior to his fight last Satu read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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Following today's announcement that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive for cocaine, the promotion released a statement regarding his decision to enter rehab. The MMA world was hit with a bombshell story today, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission revealed that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones failed his pre-UFC 182 drug test, having tested positive for cocaine metabolites. Jones, who defeated Daniel Cormier by unanimous decision last Saturday, has since checked h read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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Game on. The gloves are officially off on. Zuffa, parent company of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has announced that it has entrusted the law firm Boies, Schiller and Flexner LPP to lead the charge in the class-action lawsuit levied against the mixed martial arts (MMA) company a few weeks ago. The official statement (via MMA Fighting): We have built a popular business from modest beginnings by meeting the needs of fans and fighters. Millions of people have watched our bouts, we have inst read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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No. 12-ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight, Michael Johnson, has not competed since taking a unanimous decision over Melvin Guillard at UFC Fight Night 37 about nine months ago. That's a long layoff for a fighter in the midst of a three-fight win streak. In fact, it will be almost one full year when "The Menace" returns to the Octagon to battle Edson Barboza in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 61 inside Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, on F read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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A day after the UFC formally announced the return of Michael Johnson to the cage, officials released a statement on the promotion's website explaining his prolonged absence. Yesterday afternoon the UFC announced a pivotal lightweight match-up between Edson Barboza and Michael Johnson in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Johnson hasn't fought since a decision win over Melvin Guillard in early March, and injuries have been the supposed reason for his recent inactivity. However, in a statement released by the read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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The UFC issued a statement on Monday announcing the reinstatement of lightweight contender Michael Johnson following an April arrest over an alleged domestic dispute in Palm Beach County, FL. Johnson, 28, was arrested in the early hours on April 9, 2014 and booked at the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office on one charge of "Battery - Touch or strike," according to police database records. Representatives from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office did not immediate respond to inquiries made by MM read news >>

  • a month ago
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After all the questions surrounding Rampage Jackson re-signing with the UFC, the former light heavyweight champion issued a statement on Monday. read news >>

  • a month ago
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In the space of two years, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson has aired his grievances against the UFC and Bellator, left both promotions and is still somehow an employee of each. The news of 'Rampage' leaving Bellator MMA and re-signing with the UFC was announced Saturday during FOX Sports' telecast of UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway. Following the event, Jackson briefly explained the situation in a call-in interview with studio hosts Jay Glazer, Kenny Florian and Gilbe read news >>

  • a month ago
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Rampage Jackson has released an official statement on his contract situation, citing a clause with 45-day window to satisfy any contract dispute with Bellator. Once it was announced that Quinton Jackson was returning to the UFC, Bellator head Scott Coker has stated that he plans to 'protect our contractual rights'. Rampage's contract situation is still likely to be contested by both parties, but the former UFC champion has since released an official statement about it on his website. Official st read news >>

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