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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of MMA’s biggest political opponents in New York, was arrested and placed in federal custody on corruption charges. The Daily News reported that longtime Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, MMA's main opposing force in New York, has surrendered to federal authorities and has been placed under custody for corruption charges. Silver, who has remained atop the Assembly for nearly two decades as one of the most powerful men in Albany, has been reportedly linked to " read news >>

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The UFC’s welterweight division finds itself in a sudden state of disarray. With Johny Hendricks taking a fight with Matt Brown at UFC 185, the No.1 contendership is up for grabs at welterweight. "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler emerged victorious at UFC 181 in December against Johny Hendricks, taking the title in Hendricks’ first attempt at defending it. Lawler's long quest to the UFC title started when he was a teenager, and his win against Hendricks was the culmination of a 13-year journey. The two f read news >>

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Self-described retired UFC light heavyweight and PRIDE legend Wanderlei Silva has sued the Nevada State Athletic Commission, claiming that they overstepped their boundaries by handing him a lifetime ban from competing in the state. There's been another twist in the tale of Wanderlei Silva versus the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Having previously been banned for life by the NSAC, as well as fined $70,000 for effectively evading a random drug test for his bout against Chael Sonnen, Silva has read news >>

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UFC light heavyweight Wanderlei Silva has sued the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) and is claiming the government regulatory body exceeded their authority when they issued a lifetime ban in September of last year. "The NSAC, like any other agency, is a 'creature' of statue and attempts to expand jurisdiction over subject matter not conferred by the legislature is without authority of the law and void. Here, the legislature clearly defined the NSAC's powers to 'issuing and revoking licens read news >>

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The UFC has announced a partnership with Russian state television broadcasting company VGTRK, one of the biggest TV networks in Russia. This can be considered a big step in the organization's expansion into Eastern Europe. To date, breaking into the Russian MMA market has always been somewhat of an unattainable task for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. While they are present with live events and television programming in almost every viable market of the world, they have failed to expand into read news >>

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The WADA-accredited lab utilized by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for UFC 182 found no evidence that UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones used exogenous testosterone.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 12 days ago
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The Nevada State Athletic Commission met on Monday and assigned the referee and judges for the UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz main event. read news >>

  • 12 days ago
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LAS VEGAS — In the end, the Nevada State Athletic Commission's much-anticipated session on its out-of-competition drug-testing program ended up being much ado about nothing. The program came under fire when UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive for cocaine metabolites prior to his UFC 182 title defense against Daniel Cormier. Because Jones tested positive early in December rather than close to the actual fight, the test result was considered "out of competition" rather than "i read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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The Administrative Court in Munich, Germany ruled the current broadcast ban declared by the Bavarian State Media Authority (BLM) on UFC events as ‘illegitimate.’ read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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The Bavarian State Media Authority (BLM), perhaps not as enamored as some media outlets with the rise of mixed martial arts (MMA), instituted a broadcast ban on Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) programming, which was recently overturned by the Administrative Court in Munich, Germany, for being "illegitimate." From UFC Chief Global Brand Officer Garry Cook: "This verdict is a milestone for the UFC and for the many UFC fans in Germany. The court has confirmed that it was illegitimate to ban ou read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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According to Nevada State Athletic Commission director Bob Bennett, Jon Jones' samples did indeed undergo CIR testing, and all of those tests came back clean. In the last 48 hours, much has been made of the out-of-competition drug testing that Jon Jones underwent leading up to his UFC 182 bout with Daniel Cormier. The champion tested positive for cocaine metabolites, which apparently wasn't something that was supposed to be a part of the screening. But when the Nevada State Athletic Commission r read news >>

  • 18 days ago
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If the Nevada State Athletic Commission knew UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones failed a drug test nearly two weeks before UFC 182, why didn’t it say anything?Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 18 days ago
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Shortly after Jon Jones entering drug rehab became public knowledge, the UFC and company president Dana White issued statements in support of Jones. read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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The Nevada State Athletic Commission issued medical suspensions to 12 fighters following this past weekend’s UFC 182 event, and four could face lengthy suspensions.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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