The UFC asks its fighters to perform admirably but also make weight. For some Octagon combatants, weigh-ins are their worst nightmare. As recently as UFC 183, a couple of fighters missed the mark by a wide margin. Top 10 welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum was nine pounds shy of the 171-pound limit. Meanwhile, No. 7-ranked flyweight John Lineker was five pounds over the 126-pound threshold. Both Gastelum and Lineker were fined—though Gastelum was refunded by his co-main event cohort Tyron Woo read news >>
UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso gate and attendance figures from Saturday night's event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. read news >>
LAS VEGAS – UFC light heavyweight title contender Daniel Cormier was fined $9,000 and ordered to perform 20 hours of community service for his role in an August brawl with Jon Jones at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
- 5 months ago
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HD footage and summaries from the last month of high-profile bouts in Bangkok feauturing Petchboonchu, Sam-A and more. To those who were happy with the increased exposure of the Bangkok Muay Thai scene on Bloody Elbow, never fear, we will still be your one-stop shop for everything Thai! Unfortunately, circumstances have kept me from posting too much these past few weeks, but don't worry, I've still been watching and taking note of the goings on, so I hope this article will bring everyone up to s read news >>
- 7 months ago
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Pressure can be good or bad. It often lends a hand in propelling fighters to a level otherwise undiscovered, but it can also serve as a crippling mental handicap. In any case, the feeling of being under pressure effects each and every professional athlete in some way, not just the ones who enter a cage and fight another human being for a living. Based on past experiences, future expectations and overall divisional stakes, here are five MMA fighters under the most pressure to perform right now.Be read news >>
- 9 months ago
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Despite being one of the few fighters who can perform his own walk-in music, Russian newcomer and occasional rap artist Alexander Yakovlev makes no bones about where his heart truly lies. read news >>
- 9 months ago
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Dear Matt Brown: Hector Lombard is not impressed by your perform ants performance. Actually, Lombard is unimpressed by all of your performances during your recent seven-fight winning streak. He doesn't think you've beaten anybody. Put plainly, he thinks you're crushing cans, and he made this idea known last night on Twitter. Is Lombard correct, Mr. Brown? Sure. Taken at its most literal, Lombard stated a fact. Matt Brown has not defeated a top-10 welterweight or a former champion during his rece read news >>
- 10 months ago
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"He didn't perform like he used to" could be 2014's version of "I'm not impressed by your performance." UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson isn't one to talk trash, but he's also not going to mince his words when asked to give his opinion. And Gustafsson seems to believe that the champion in his weight class, Jon Jones, is a different fighter now than he was when the two tangled in an epic, five-round battle at UFC 165 in September. Gustafsson watched Saturday night as Jones, in read news >>
- 11 months ago
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So much for Carlos Condit's supposedly promised UFC welterweight title shot. After last week's announcement that, barring a loss this weekend, Condit would be next in line to face the winner of UFC 171's main event between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler, UFC president Dana White squelched that claim during Thursday's pre-fight media scrum. "I don't know. We'll see what happens," said White. "It's a great card with great fights, but there's a lot of great fights at 170 [pounds] on this card. I read news >>
- a year ago
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UFC president Dana White says heavyweights Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem need to perform at UFC 169 on Saturday or they could potentially be cut from the organization. read news >>
Despite losing back-to-back fights for the first time in his career, Rashad Evans isn't worried about being released by the UFC even if he loses to Dan Henderson at UFC 161. read news >>
With back-to-back losses and coming off the first knockout defeat of his career, Dan Hardy finds himself in a must-win situation.
Although a crowd-pleaser whose only UFC losses have come to welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre and top-10-ranked Carlos Condit, Hardy knows roster spots are limited.
But as he wraps up his preparations for Saturday's UFC Fight Night 24 co-headliner with Anthony Johnson, he's confident the pressure to perform is a good thing.
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- 4 years ago
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Fans one day will see the WEC's silver and gold belts alongside bright blue gloves in a museum - or at least in a collector's haven, according to its former featherweight champion Urijah Faber.
But before the relics come to rest inside a glass case, business is at hand: two more events before the promotion folds its talent into the UFC in January.
The WEC's second-to-last hurrah features longtime posterboy Faber, who makes his bantamweight debut. Meeting him Thursday at WEC 52 is Takeya M read news >>
- 4 years ago
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Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz didn't perform up to snuff
when he first met K.J. Noons at 160 pounds nearly three years ago.
Now, the champ has an opportunity to right that wrong under better
circumstances when he again meets Noons in his second welterweight
title defense at "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II."
The title fight headlines Saturday's intriguing event, which airs on Showtime from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.
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