If you were to compile a list of fighters most likely to participate in a class-action lawsuit against the UFC, Tito Ortiz’s name would almost definitely be on it, most MMA fans and insiders would surmise.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News, UFC read news >>
Edson Barboza improved to 9-2 in the UFC with a unanimous decision victory over Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night 57, but Green wasn’t the original opponent the UFC wanted next for the Brazilian lightweight. Barboza, who was coming off a first-round knockout over Evan Dunham in July, was offered a fight with Nate Diaz. The Brazilian lightweight accepted the challenge, but Diaz declined. "He was supposed to fight Nate Diaz, but Nate didn’t accept the fight," Barboza’s manager Alex Davis told MMAFigh read news >>
MMAjunkie has learned an ex-girlfriend of suspended UFC fighter Anthony Johnson declined to pursue charges against him after an incident in March that prompted her to call Boca Raton police.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
Lucas Martins takes on Darren Elkins at UFC 179, but the Chute Boxe featherweight wasn’t expecting to face him on Oct. 25. "Mineiro," who scored three finishes in his last three UFC appearances, was hoping to meet Jeremy Stephens, ranked No. 11 in the featherweight division, but the bout never materialized because, according to the Brazilian, "Lil’ Heathen" was too scared to take the fight. "Jeremy said I’m too weak in the UFC. The truth is, he was scared to fight me. He can run, but he can’t hi read news >>
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The Ultimate Fighter is a staple of UFC programming. However, the inability to define its purpose (does it want to groom the future, or sell the sport?) is turning the show into an albatross in the context of producing quality fighters, and therefore quality content. The Ultimate Fighter has always been an interesting reflection of the UFC's philosophy towards the sport of mixed martial arts. As in, it's a muddled one. Like a freshman in college philosophy class unsure of what Nietzsche was actu read news >>
- 10 months ago
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When UFC officials declined to sign former Bellator MMA champ Ben Askren, the wrestling standout took his talents to ONE FC. Now “Funky” wants to help the Asia-based promotion become an industry force.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Only on Junkie, (...) read news >>
Although it declined to put a number on the fighters tested, the Brazilian MMA athletic commission (CABMMA) on Monday announced that drug tests for UFC Fight Night 32 came back negative.Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: UFC Fight Night 32 read news >>
Although he repeatedly declined to answer questions about Wanderlei Silva, Chael Sonnen appears to have moved on from a showdown with the Brazilian former champ. That, or "The American Gangster" has something up his sleeve. read news >>
Donald Cerrone declined comment both directly and through officials, but the UFC said the lightweight is cooperating with authorities following an alleged "boating rage" incident two months ago in Colorado. read news >>
- 2 years ago
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One fighter had been offered a title shot but declined it, and the other has done everything he can think of to get one.
But for those respective fighters, former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and middleweight Chris Weidman, neither is likely to get a shot at the belt in his next fight.
UFC President Dana White, though, is mum about what could be next.
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- 2 years ago
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NEW YORK CITY - So it turns out there was something to those rumblings
of Gilbert Melendez vs. B.J. Penn for the Strikeforce lightweight title, after all.
Following today's pre-UFC on FOX 3 press conference in New York City,
White revealed he tried to put the fight together but was rebuffed by
Penn, ultimately leading to Melendez vs. Josh Thomson III on May 19.
White said Penn simply wasn't up for a fight at that time, though things
have since changed. The UFC boss also said Penn could read news >>
- 3 years ago
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Thanks to Shinya Aoki, Shane Nelson won't be fighting at DREAM.17.
However, his willingness to fight one of the sport's elite lightweights on less than two-weeks' notice has not gone unrewarded.
MMAjunkie.com has confirmed with multiple sources
close to the Japanese-based promotion that while Nelson's contract was
voided when Aoki declined to face him at the event, "The Ultimate
Fighter 8" cast member was awarded a two-fight deal with the promotion.
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- 3 years ago
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Before Jon Jones ultimately got a UFC 128 title with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson was offered the bout but turned it down.
A UFC official today confirmed the turn of events with MMAjunkie.com. Rua first mentioned the possibility in an interview with Tatame.com.
The March 19 slot opened this past weekend when Rashad Evans's knee injury forced him out of the upcoming title fight, which takes place in Newark, N.J. as a pay-per-view headliner.
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- 5 years ago
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After John Howard reportedly declined an opportunity to take on rising welterweight prospect Anthony Johnson during a televised bout to take place at the live finale for the upcoming ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter, Matt Brown has stepped up and accepted the matchup. read news >>