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  • 19 days ago
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The Nevada Athletic Commission continues to drug test Vitor Belfort randomly, despite the fact that his next fight is scheduled to take place in California. According to NAC executive director Bob Bennett, the commission has already tested Belfort three times leading up to his UFC 184 middleweight title fight against Chris Weidman. Belfort has passed all three tests, and Bennett said the NAC plans on randomly testing Belfort again. "Both him and his wife have been extremely cooperative, polite, read news >>

  • 22 days ago
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Best known as the man who gave us "boo ya!", the ESPN anchor was also a committed practitioner of mixed martial arts and used the sport to power his fight against cancer which he lost this weekend. MMA fans have lost one of our own today. Long-time ESPN anchor Stuart Scott has passed at the age of 49 after a seven year battle with cancer. Scott was featured in a New York Times profile last year that spoke at length about the role his MMA training played in his fight against the dread disease. Sc read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Now that jiu-jitsu tournaments have become a big deal again, thanks to the emergence of Metamoris and grappling "super fights" (like this one), fans of the ground game have been wondering if the man, the myth, and the legend -- Rickson Gracie -- would consider jumping into the fray. Don't hold your breath. "I don’t see myself competing anymore because I've completely lost interest in competition," Gracie told MMA Fighting. "My injuries wouldn't allow me to perform the way I would like. It’s not read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Vitor Belfort passed a random drug test submitted to the Nevada Athletic Commission on Nov. 1. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Vitor Belfort has cleared the first of what is likely to be several hurdles leading up to his UFC 184 title challenge of middleweight champion Chris Weidman. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Vitor Belfort passed the first of what is expected to be many random drug tests ahead of his upcoming UFC 184 title challenge against middleweight champion Chris Weidman, MMAFighting.com confirmed with Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) Executive Director Bob Bennett on Thursday. ESPN first reported the news. Belfort underwent a random out-of-state blood and urine screening on Nov. 1 at the request of the NAC. His results came back clean for any and all banned substances. The UFC covered testing e read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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UFC middleweight title challenger Vitor Belfort has passed a random drug test administered to him by Nevada's Athletic Commission earlier this month. The leading storyline in the build-up to Chris Weidman versus Vitor Belfort is the "cleanness" of the title challenger. Belfort was pulled from his initial title fight with Weidman after he had tested for elevated levels of testosterone, marking his 2nd drug test failure in the state of Nevada. Belfort was granted a conditional license to fight in read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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UFC middleweight title challenger Vitor Belfort passed a random drug test administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in advance of his February title fight against champ Chris Weidman.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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One down, several to go. UFC 184 headliner Vitor Belfort was hit with a surprise drug test earlier this month while training in South Florida, when the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) sent collectors to his gym -- unannounced -- to collect samples of both blood and urine. Those samples have returned negative for performance-enhancing drugs. Per NSAC's Bob Bennett, @vitorbelfort has passed the blood/urine test he took on Nov. 1. UFC paid for the cost of test. @ChrisWeidmanUFC — Brett Okam read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Koichiro Kimura, a name from the 1990s Japanese MMA scene, passed away Tuesday morning in Japan from pneumonia. Koichiro Kimura, who did both MMA and pro wrestling in the 1990s and was still active in the latter, passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 44. Kimura's death was reported in the Japanese media and pro wrestling circles as being due to pneumonia. Kimura is best known for being in the April 20, 1995 Vale Tudo Open tournament at Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan, where he lost via choke read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Issues such as eye pokes and slippery Octagon surfaces have recently been a source of complaints from UFC fighters. At this point, the complaints are being heard, but only some are being addressed by the organization. read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Stefan Struve will not make his return at UFC 175 after fainting in the locker room shortly before his fight. Stefan Struve was set to return to the UFC for the first time in over a year tonight at UFC 175, but it appears the fight will now not take place. Struve, who had previously been sidelined after doctors discovered a bicuspid aortic valve, was set to face Matt Mitrione in a heavyweight bout on the pay per view undercard of UFC 175, but passed out in the locker room. The fight has now been read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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The New York State Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to regulate mixed martial arts in the Empire State for the fifth consecutive year. read news >>

  • 9 months ago
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Got plans for April 24? Cancel them! Movie night! VVS Films and Hackybox Pictures are giving away tickets to the Toronto premiere of TAPPED OUT, the new mixed martial arts (MMA) motion picture starring former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champions Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida. That means five lucky readers (and one guest) will be in attendance at the Scotibank Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. ET. Also in attendance will be former UFC ligh read news >>

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