And Dillashaw isn't too sure Barao has completely recovered from the first beating he gave him a few months back. Going into his title fight against former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight champion Renan Barao at UFC 173 earlier this year, T.J. Dillashaw wasn't given much of a chance to beat a man who was on a crazy 32-fight win streak.
After all, Barao had previously dominated the entire competition which included T.J.'s mentor, Urijah Faber, on two separate occasions.
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Demian Maia was scheduled to fight Mike Pyle this weekend in Tulsa, OK, but a staph infection forced him to withdraw from the fight. That infection may have since gotten worse.
According to Maia's manager Eduardo Alonso, Maia had to be hospitalized again Tuesday in São Paulo after an MRI showed the fighter's right shoulder hasn't improved and there's a risk the infection might be on the bone as well. This after he was initially released from the hospital on Aug. 9 due to the staph infection, whi read news >>
You’ll probably notice a few key differences between the Renan Barao who fought T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 173 in May and the one who will show up for the rematch at UFC 177 later this month.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
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Chael Sonnen is set to compete against Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 in Los Angeles this weekend, but following warnings from the Nevada Athletic Commission regarding a $250,000 fine for each test failure if he does participate, Sonnen is reportedly having second thoughts. read news >>
With his fighting status in limbo, Wanderlei Silva remains hopeful he'll get a chance to settle up with Chael Sonnen in the Octagon.
"I think he retired just for now, I think after finishing his suspension, he's gonna (come) back," Silva told Submission Radio. "I hope this fight is gonna happen."
"I think him and [Vitor] Belfort are just the two good fights that have a reason to happen for me."
The pair were slated to fight Jul. 5 at UFC 175 before they each ran afoul of the Nevada State Athleti read news >>
UFC President Dana White was complimentary about Anthony “Rumble” Johnson’s performance on Saturday night but explained that he needed another fight to boost him self to contender status. Anthony Johnson may be coming off two remarkable wins since returning to the UFC, but according to Dana White, he still has to have at least another fight to secure contender status in the division.
The UFC President spoke briefly about Johnson at the event's post-fight press conference, where he confirmed his read news >>
SAN JOSE – Former Strikeforce standout Gina Carano is still on the UFC’s radar, but UFC President Dana White fell short on his targeted goal of closing a deal this week.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Finally back to the Octagon after a long layoff, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira discusses his upcoming bout with Anthony Johnson at UFC on FOX 12’s co-main event in San Jose, California, the injuries that forced him to cancel a fight with Alexander Gustafsson and UFC’s decision to remove him from the light heavyweight rankings.
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In this week’s Twitter Mailbag, questions as to why the MMA world refuses to believe in Matt Brown, why it complains so much, and why it should be concerned with what happened in hearings at the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday.Filed under: Featured, (...) read news >>
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Demetrious Johnson continued to solidify his status as the world's greatest flyweight, routing fourth-ranked Russian Ali Bagautinov in the main event at UFC 174 on Saturday night in Vancouver, British Colombia.
Johnson utilized his physical gifts and his extensive box of tools to outclass Puncher King for the better part of five rounds en route to a unanimous decision and his fourth title defense at 125 pounds.
With no challengers left in the UFC's top-five rankings whom Johnson hasn't beaten, i read news >>
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Stipe Miocic made good on his status as a massive favorite, absolutely demolishing Fabio Maldonado in the main event to the card on Saturday night. Maldonado came out of the gate swinging but did little after landing a big punch. Miocic reared back and landed a massive right hand that put Maldonado onto his back, and he finished it up shortly thereafter. It's a great win for the rising heavyweight. For those who don't remember, he was originally slated to face former heavyweight champ Junior dos read news >>