As it turns out, a difficult weight cut was the only thing holding Anthony "Rumble" Johnson from making his way to the front of the line. Just two victories—albeit really, really impressive ones—since his return to the Octagon and Johnson is already giving Jon Jones one more reason to stick around at light heavyweight before the pound-for-pound king makes the trek to heavyweight waters. Johnson is back and better than ever. As it stands, the light heavyweight title picture is in complete disarra read news >>
At the Macau post fight presser, Dana White went on the record to say that the UFC had released Robert Drysdale... except they hadn't.
It looks like Robert Drysdale hasn't gotten his official walking papers... yet. Even though, the UFC brass was pretty sure he was already gone. Drysdale failed his second UFC drug test following his first UFC fight, a first round submission win over Keith Berish at the TUF 19 Finale. Dana White spoke at the UFC Fight Night Macau post fight presser about Drysdale' read news >>
A UFC event heavy on debuting fighters could mean either big fighter retention or massive cuts out of Macau. Nine fighters are making their UFC debuts at the promotion's Fight Night event in Macau this weekend (that's nearly half the card) and six have pro records of five or fewer bouts. So, much like this weekend's Tulsa card, it's hard to find very many fighters who are "Likely Cut." However, some records are so slight that even one loss in the UFC may be too much...
Likely Cut With a Loss
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It's been a long road to get back to the UFC for Killa B, but it sounds like he's happy to be back.
Ben Saunders is on his way to a somewhat surprising short notice return to the UFC. Not suprising in that he doesn't deserve to be there, but that for a fighter coming off a loss and set to headline a Titan FC card, a lot of little things had to happen for his UFC return to become a reality. For his part, Saunders sounds determined to make the best of it. And as he was already set to headline an u read news >>
Breaking down who's earned themselves some breathing room and whose backs are against the wall at this Saturday's UFC Fight Night. A card like this, staffed with so many UFC neophytes, means that most of these guys are probably due second or even third chances. As such, I am not really convinced that anyone fighting on Saturday falls under "Likely Cut."
If I had to pick one guy who's close, though...
Possibly Cut With a Loss
Francis Carmont (22-9, 6-2 UFC) - Carmont entered the UFC with a middli read news >>
BANGOR, Maine – It took Shawn Jordan a little while to get going, but once he did he proved to be difficult for Jack May to stop. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
This Saturday, a possible half-dozen fighters may be fighting to keep a place on the UFC's roster...
Likely Cut With a LossGray Maynard (11-3-1-1NC, 9-3-1-1NC UFC) - Maynard's trilogy with Edgar seems to have left him permanently marked. Since their grueling, concussive second bout in 2011, Maynard has gone 1-3, with all losses coming by (T)KO. The details of that four-fight stretch don't make things any better: his last win came two years ago by way of a box-office-poison split-decision versus read news >>
But he must first get past his opponent's "Funky" wrestling.
No one has ever found a way to defeat Ben Askren. 13 fighters have tried and failed and the only question which remains is, "What would happen if he fought an opponent he couldn't take down?"
In a straight wrestling match, it's doubtful whether any MMA fighter could stuff the takedowns of the two-time NCAA Division-1 Champion and U.S. Olympian, but fortunately for Nobutatsu Suzuki, his bout with Askren is taking place under ONE FC rule read news >>
The hits just keep on coming. If Mark Bocek hadn't retired by now, this most recent failed drug test would have probably sealed the deal.
Mike King, a contestant on season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), has been cut from the ranks of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) after he tested positive for the banned substance nandrolone following his loss to Cathal Pendred at UFC Fight Night 46 back on July 19, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland.
King's first and only fight inside the Octagon.
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The drama continues as arrested former Bellator fighter War Machine tweets some accusations against his alleged victim and she denies them.
Good morning! Here's something sordid and awful to have with your coffee.
We posted Friday about War Machine's (latest) incident of being wanted by police in an alleged assault and Bellator's decision to dismiss him from the promotion.
BE alumni Matt Roth asked Bellator officials why War Machine was cut this time, but not last year when Christy Mack made ass read news >>
After passing out before weigh-ins nixed his first attempt at a promotional debut, Cully Butterfield is back and ready to go at Saturday World Series of Fighting 12. read news >>