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UFC’s Dominick Cruz Suffers Another ACL Injury

Dominick Cruz was once one of the UFC’s most promising champions and now his career may be in serious jeopardy. Cruz put on a show at UFC 178 that reminded people of how great he was before suffering 2 ACL tears and a groin tear that kept him out nearly 3 years. He looked as though he was headed for a title shot this spring but sadly his body has failed him again. “It is with...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raphael Assuncao suffers broken ankle, out at least two months

Another bantamweight contender has fallen by the wayside due to injury as Raphael Assuncao will be out of action for several weeks after breaking his ankle in training recently. Assuncao reported news of the injury via Twitter on Monday. "I am devastated to inform that my title shot hopes will be even further delayed due to broken ankle suffered in training," Assuncao wrote.  "I...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dominick Cruz suffers another ACL injury, no timetable set for return

The MMA gods can be so cruel sometimes. Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has suffered yet another ACL injury, his fourth major injury during his UFC career, that will sideline him indefinitely. Cruz broke the heart wrenching news on Facebook: Post by Dominick Cruz. Cruz returned to the Octagon this past September after nearly three years away due to injury...
Via Fight Hub TV
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

4 final thoughts on the year of MMA in 2014

With the end of the year upon us, here are some parting shots on things in the MMA world that impressed, shocked, and frustrated FightLikeSugar. The post 4 Final Thoughts On MMA In 2014 appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway Fighter Salaries

  Lyoto Machida earned himself a real quick quarter million dollars last night in his native Brazil.  He was the top earner at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway. Before we go any further, we should note that most international events don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event […]
Via MMA Manifesto
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Renan Barao Submits Mitch Gagnon In 3rd Round At UFC Fight Night 58

Renan Barao was getting the better of Mitch Gagnon in their fight tonight at UFC Fight Night 58, but didn’t dominate his opponent until late in the third round when he stepped up a gear to finish with an arm triangle choke. Round One: Barao with a front kick to the body. Leg kick for Gagnon and a harder one in return from Barao. Left hook from Gagnon. Another leg kick for...
Via Fight Of The Night
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rampage is headed back to the UFC; still under contract with Bellator

After going 3-0 under the Bellator banner, 36-year-old former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has decided to return to the company he once lambasted. During the main card of tonight’s UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway broadcast on FOX Sports 1, Jon Anik announced that ‘Rampage’ would indeed be coming back to the promotion that made him a multi...
Via Fight Booth
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Rampage Jackson heading back to the UFC?

Hell has frozen over. One of the UFC’s most outspoken critics has reportedly signed a new deal to return to the octagon. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rampage Jackson is returning to the UFC.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Talentless UFC octagon girl Arianny Celeste stars in lesbian shower “Karate” music video

Talentless UFC octagon girl Arianny Celeste stars in R3HAB & KSHMR’s “Karate” music video. The most popular YouTube comment on it? Ewan B:These videos are just getting ******* ridiculously sad. almost 2015 and we're still dealing with this ****. Why not just make nipples and vagina uncensored there would be no difference, these "music videos" are worse than damn twerking...
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: CM Punk goes toe to toe with TSN’s Michael Landsberg

If you’re a sports fan out of Canada then you already know who Michael Landsberg is. If you’re a mixed martial arts fan that doesn’t spend a whole lot of time in or around the Great White North then you may recognize him as the guy responsible for many an entertaining interview with former UFC title contender and current ESPN analyst Chael Sonnen. Or maybe he’s just that...
Via Fight Booth
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Curran vs. Daniel Weichel and Julia Budd vs. Talita Nogueira Kick Off Valentine’s Day Weekend at “Bellator: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko”

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 15, 2014) – Former Bellator MMA featherweight champion Pat “Paddy Mike” Curran (20-6) starts his pursuit of another title shot when he meets German submission ace Daniel “The Weasel” Weichel (34-8) at “Bellator: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko.”   Additionally, Canadian striking sensation Julia “The Jewel” Budd (6-2) faces undefeated Brazilian...
Via MMAInsider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reebok delivers one-two punch signing UFC champions Ronda Rousey and Jon Jones

December 16, 2014 – Canton, MA – Reebok today announced partnerships with two of the top Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) athletes in the world, UFC® World Champions Jon Jones and Ronda Rousey. The signings of Jones and Rousey follow the recent announcement of Reebok’s groundbreaking partnership with UFC, the world’s leading mixed martial arts organization, […]
Via MMAInsider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier plans move back to lightweight

Dustin Poirier (16-4) was an excellent UFC lightweight when he decided to move down to featherweight. Now, as a top featherweight, Poirier has decided to move back up to lightweight. The reason? Well, according to Poirier, the cut down to 145 pounds has made him miserable. Judging by what we see in this video posted by Poirier, we believe him. The video shows a ripped Poirier stepping...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MMA News: CM Punk Denies Chael Sonnen Fight Offer, Moving On From WWE, Relationship With AJ Lee As Seperate Athletes

CM Punk continued his massive media week with an interview with Off The Record in which they talk about if CM Punk has ever been punched, his relationship with wife AJ Lee and much more. Here are just some of the highlights:   * Landsberg asks if Punk’s been punched in the face before, and Punk says he has and it sucks. Landsberg says he thinks Dana White is protecting Punk by...
Via Wrestling News Depot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

With UFC 182 on deck, Fury Jury continues to evolve

Only a few weeks to go, and UFC's Myles Jury puts his 15-0 record on the line against his toughest opponent to date, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone at UFC's big New Year's Pay-per-view on January 3, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Jury is focused, determined, and a man on a mission to climb the ladder en route to a title shot in the UFC's Lightweight division. The GM's Perspective was able...
Via The GM's Perspective
3 days ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz’ Official Event Poster

Hot off the press! The official “UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz” event poster has hit the Internet, and it’s one of the best billboards the company has produced in quite some time. Former middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva is crouched down like a spider, while Nick Diaz looks over his shoulder. A pivotal welterweight affair between Kelvin Gastelum and Tyron Woodley...
Via 5thRound.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

CB Dolloway in too deep against Lyoto Machida

            If you count yourself among the many true followers of mixed martial arts, you know that Lyoto Machida is far more than the average title contender, and that his recent loss to Chris Weidman in July isn’t likely to be his last fight against an elite opponent on the sport’s biggest stage. Awarded a title shot just three...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Top 10 UFC Strawweights

The UFC rankings came out and for the first time they contained the strawweights. I have a few issues with them, not too many, but a few. What I will do is give my rankings, the UFC’s ranking and some of my thoughts and reasons for the ranking. One of the differences in my rankings is that I will start with the champion as my number one. Unless the rankings are for the contenders...
Via Fight Booth
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Arianny Celeste Wearing Lingerie In A Hot Tub Could Melt The Slopes

Arianny Celeste wearing lingerie in a hot tub is what science really needs to be worried about.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Munoz Vs Roan Carneiro Set For UFC 184

Mark Munoz is set to return to the Octagon at UFC 184 in Los Angeles in February against Roan Carneiro. Munoz has had a tough time in the Octagon lately, having lost three of his last four fights, including two by knockout against Lyoto Machida and Chris Weidman. Once considered one of the divisions top contenders, Munoz’s slump in form has left him barely holding onto a place...
Via Fight Of The Night
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Reneges on Promise, Rory MacDonald Won’t Get Next Welterweight Title Fight

Well, Christmas won’t be as merry around the Rory MacDonald (pictured) household this year. On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” it was reported MacDonald’s next dibs at the UFC welterweight title card has been revoked. This news comes two months after UFC president Dana White promised MacDonald would face the winner of the UFC 181 rematch between then-champ Johny...
Via 5thRound.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Munoz to face Roan 'Jucao' Carneiro at UFC 184

It has been over six years since middleweight Roan Carneiro has fought in the UFC, but on Feb. 28 he will make his return to the Octagon, against Mark Munoz. UFC Tonight reported and the UFC confirmed that the 36 year-old Brazilian will take on Munoz at UFC 184 in Los Angeles. Carneiro has won his last five fights, while Munoz has dropped three out of his last four fights, to Gegard...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three fighters file antitrust lawsuit against UFC

On Tuesday, Cung Le, Nate Quarry and Jon Fitch filed a lawsuit in San Jose, California against Zuffa LLC, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The suit alleges that the promotion holds a monopoly on the mixed martial arts market. Fitch and Quarry are retired former UFC fighters, while Le is still under contract with the company but says he has no intention...
Via Rumors and Rants
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Rogan says he can’t fight CM Punk because he’d fail the drug test

Former WWE superstar CM Punk signed with the UFC recently and said he can’t wait for an opportunity to kick someone’s ass or have his ass kicked. One person who won’t be doing the ass kicking is legendary UFC commentator Joe Rogan. After Punk announced he had inked a deal with the UFC, lightweight fighter...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Star Rips CM Punk, Says Signing Is Ridiculous

Not everyone is excited about CM Punk coming to the UFC. Punk has now become the target of one angry UFC fighter who believes that Punk’s UFC deal is making a complete mockery of the sport and guess what…he’s right.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Mitrione Earns TKO in First Round After Pounding Gabriel Gonzaga

Matt Mitrione has not had  fight go past the first round since he lost to Roy Nelson back in December 2012. Since than he has scored three knockouts via punches in four fights. So heading in to Saturday's fight against Gabriel Gonzaga many wondered if this would be another first round knock out or if this time there would be a second round.After being on the receiving end of this...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Joe Rogan be CM Punk's first opponent in UFC?

– WWE.com has posted a new video in which Cesaro reviews this year’s Slammy Awards. – Apparently there have been rumors that UFC announcer Joe Rogan would be CM Punk’s first opponent. As silly as thought sounds, Rogan actually mentioned the rumors on Twitter: @JoeLauzon @CMPunk @ufc I would break that drug test like a hammer hitting a carnival bell in a bugs bunny cartoon...
Via WZR Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Gina Carano and boyfriend Henry Cavill break up again

Gina Carano and boyfriend Henry Cavill have broken up once again, meaning their on-again off-again relationship seems to be off for the time being. Carano, the ex-MMA fighter-turned-actor, began dating the “Man of Steel” star in 2012 (they made their first public appearance together in Jan. 2013). The two broke up last summer but got...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

CM Punk signs with UFC, expects to debut in 2015

Is this real life? During Saturday’s UFC 181 pay-per-view broadcast, former WWE champion Phillip Brooks (pictured), better known to the world as “CM Punk,” announced he will no longer be fake fighting and will begin real fighting for the UFC. “This is something that’s been in the back of my mind for a very, very long time,” Brooks sated. “I have a background in...
Via 5thRound.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

CM Punk signs with UFC, expects to debut in 2015

CM Punk is following in Brock Lesnar’s footsteps and will be transitioning from professional wrestling to the UFC. The UFC announced during Saturday’s UFC 181 pay-per-view event that it has signed Punk, real name Phil Brooks, who previously was a WWE Superstar. “It’s awesome to be here,” Punk said in an interview with UFC commentator...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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