UFC welterweight competitor Demian Maia has been sidelined with a serious bone injury that will force him to undergo a six-week antibiotics treatment through IVs. It has been an ill fated few weeks for Demian Maia. Originally scheduled to meet Mike Pyle last week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Brazilian welterweight was forced to withdraw from the contest when he suffered a bone bruise that eventually morphed into a staph infection. If that was not bad enough, it would contaminate further and become a read news >>
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Two years after signing with the UFC, Brazilian heavyweight Geronimo dos Santos is still awaiting medical clearance to fight in the promotion. It has been over two years since Geronimo do Santos signed with the UFC, but the Brazilian heavyweight is yet to make his promotional debut. ‘Mondragon,' who is 33-14 and riding an 11-fight win streak, was scheduled to face Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 153, but was forced out of the event when his medical examinations indicated that he had contracted hepatitis read news >>
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Where is Geronimo dos Santos? The Brazilian heavyweight signed with the UFC in 2012, and was set to make his promotional debut at UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, against former title contender Gabriel Gonzaga. Nine days before the bout, "Mondragon" was pulled from the card after his medical exams indicated he had hepatitis B. Almost two years later, dos Santos is still waiting for medical clearance to make his long awaited UFC debut. "There’s no timetable. We’re still waiting," dos Santos’ ma read news >>
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Nate Diaz isn't happy about his treatment at the hands of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and he's not going to take it anymore. Diaz, who has not competed since a November win against Gray Maynard, has tweeted his displeasure with his current UFC contract in recent months by asking for his release from the company. Today, the mercurial lightweight went into more detail with MMAFighting's Ariel Helwani. Diaz said a lot of things, and I'm only going to share a few tidbits with you. But I high read news >>
- 7 months ago
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Retired middleweight and onetime UFC title challenger Nate Quarry remembers an unpleasant conversation he had several years ago with UFC President Dana White about a patch on his shorts.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC Tagged: Nate Quarry read news >>
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Next week’s UFC 168 pay-per-view might be the hottest – and most unattainable – tickets in Las Vegas. But if you’re heading to Sin City for the card, you now have a potential backup plan of sorts.Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: Anderson Silva, Chris Weidman, (...) read news >>
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Stefan Struve's representative told MMAWeekly.com that the 6-foot-11-inch Dutchman is optimistic about a return to the Octagon after responding well to treatment for a heart condition. read news >>
What's better than one "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!" recreation of Chris Weidman's UFC 162 upset of Anderson Silva? Two of 'em. read news >>
All competitors at UFC on FUEL TV 9 were tested for performance-enhancing drugs and drugs of abuse, and one failed for the latter. read news >>
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UFC President Dana White today said he hasn't spoken to Stephan Bonnar
following the retired fighter's positive steroid test and doesn't want
to at the moment.
"I haven't even answered his phone call," White said. "I don't hate him, but I just don't want to talk to him right now."
White also confirmed that heavyweight Dave Herman agreed to undergo a drug treatment program.
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The UFC today suspended one fighter and targeted sanctions for another following positive post-fight drug tests at UFC 153.
Stephan Bonnar tested positive for the steroid Drostanolone and was suspended for one year. Dave Herman came back positive for marijuana and was earmarked for a suspension and drug treatment program.
UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner confirmed the news with MMAjunkie.com, adding that the promotion expects to introduce a new drug testing policy b read news >>