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  • 12 days ago
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Even though Derrick Mehmen is undefeated in WSOF, he admits he was taken off guard when the organization approached him to compete for its inaugural heavyweight title.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>

  • 21 days ago
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Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le says he is "completely surprised" to hear he failed a post-fight drug test for human growth hormone (HGH), and he is calling into question the procedures used to test him. In a written statement sent to MMA Junkie, Le pleaded his innocence after the UFC handed down a one-year suspension following his UFC Fight Night 48 loss to Michael Bisping last month (h/t MMA Junkie). I was completed surprised at the results of my recent drug test. I was inform read news >>

  • 21 days ago
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Cung Le may be crying foul at the results of his failed drug test, but regulators are in a better position than ever to catch athletes using HGH. A year ago it's highly doubtful that Cung Le ever fails a drug test for HGH in the UFC. Of all the banned substances and testing procedures out there to catch them, human growth hormone is one of the most difficult to bust. As Dave Meltzer noted in a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer, "the belief among athletes is that almost nobody ever tests p read news >>

  • 21 days ago
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Suspended UFC middleweight Cung Le says he was caught off-guard by a recent failed drug test, according to a statement issued today by the fighter and his camp.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 22 days ago
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"I was kind of surprised when I got the main event. And then I sat and thought about it and realized Gunnar is from over there. They are trying to see if he's ready for a step up in competition. I kind of felt like, maybe I'm the sacrificial lamb for Gunnar to catapult himself into the top 10." Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight veteran Rick Story -- one of two men to hold a win over current division kingpin Johny Hendricks -- admits to ESPN.com that he has been wondering read news >>

  • a month ago
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UFC President Dana White discusses the upcoming match-up between Eddie Alvarez and Donald Cerrone at UFC 178, as well as the former Bellator lightweight champion’s debut in the UFC rankings. Following his recent signing with the UFC, Eddie Alvarez has already made his debut in the UFC lightweight rankings, even though it is one of the bottom spots in the Top 15. Although UFC President Dana White was startled by Alvarez's low ranking, he understands why that is the case and expects his upcoming f read news >>

  • a month ago
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Another day, another RFA champ, another UFC contract. I'll admit, I'm just a little surprised to see the UFC being so quick to pounce on RFA champs after their recent debacles. Failed drug tests by Brian Ortega and Kevin Casey cast a bad light, not just on Black House, but on Ed Soares, and the fighters competing for his MMA promotion, Resurrection Fighting Alliance. That's not to suggest that Giagos is on anything, there's no evidence of that whatsoever. Just that the skies under which he enter read news >>

  • a month ago
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Anthony Johnson surprised many when he issued a public callout for sidelined Swedish light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson to emerge from his self-imposed hiatus and accept what effectively amounted to a number-one contender fight. After all, Johnson had avoided such provocations up to that point in his second life as a reenergized UFC contender. So what changed? "I just wanted a yes or a no to the fight," Johnson explained to host Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "With him no read news >>

  • a month ago
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Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao spoke with MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani and the UFC 177 media day and discussed his emotions heading into the rematch before Barao revealed that he barely remembers the original encounter. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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It’s been more than a year since the UFC touched down in San Jose, and on Saturday, the promotion arguably is bringing its most exciting headliner since big FOX jumped into the octagon in late 2011. Here are 10 reasons to watch.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Bellator interim champ Will Brooks was “shocked” and “surprised” at the promotion’s recent change of leadership. He’s currently lying low, but he still he wants a title-unification bout with Eddie Alvarez.Filed under: Bellator, News (...) read news >>

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