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UFC 201 ‘Lawler vs. Woodley’ extended preview

via UFC: Robbie Lawler defends his welterweight title for the third time in the main event at UFC 201 against Tyron Woodley. In the co-main, Rose Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz square off with the hopes of earning a title shot. The post UFC 201 ‘Lawler vs. Woodley’ extended preview appeared first on fightbooth.
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41 minutes ago

UFC: Shevchenko hands Holm second straight loss

Holly Holm returned to the ring for the first time since her loss to Miesha Tate on March 5, taking on Valentina Shevchenko in UFC on Fox 20. Shevchenko stunned Holm, who dropped her second consecutive bout. Holm got off to a quick start in the first round. Holly Holm lands the biggest shot of the first round, using her superior striking to her advantage. #UFCChicago pic.twitter...
Via Excelle Sports
22 hours ago

Report: Lesnar, Jones tested positive for same substance

Brock Lesnar might have a bit of a tougher time defending his recent comments about Jon Jones. Lesnar defeated Mark Hunt in UFC 200’s heavyweight bout but recently was told he potentially failed two drug tests. As it turns out, the drug Lesnar tested positive for was hydroxy-clomiphene, a source confirmed to MMAFighting.com. That’s the same anti-estrogen agent that Jones tested...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Holly Holm upset by Valentina Shevchenko

Holly Holm continued her downfall on Saturday night at UFC on Fox 20 when she was upset by Valentina Shevchenko, losing by decision. We have to wonder how Holm was able to defeat Ronda Rousey so easily, because she suffered her second consecutive loss since, in a fight she nearly won early, but was never in after that. Holm knocked Shevchenko down in the first round with a nice uppercut...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Holly Holm explains why she didn't wait for Ronda Rousey rematch

Holly Holm defeated Ronda Rousey in front of a record crowd at UFC 193 to win the UFC women's bantamweight title, setting up what many assumed would be the biggest rematch in UFC history.But Rousey, who suffered a brutal knockout in the loss, opted to take some time off to work on her budding movie career. Instead of waiting for Rousey to return, which first was speculated for UFC...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Aldo says he had spies in Frankie Edgar's training room at UFC 200

Following his win at UFC 200, Jose Aldo said he held back on throwing his patented vicious leg kicks because he knew his opponent, world-class wrestler Frankie Edgar, would be looking at his kicks as an opportunity to drag the fight to the ground. What initially appeared to be crafty game planning is now looking more like sneaky gamesmanship, as Aldo revealed to MMAFighting's Guilherme...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad Mendes receives two-year suspension for anti-doping violation

Three-time UFC title contender Chad Mendes was handed a two-year suspension from USADA on Wednesday after testing positive for a banned substance following an out-of-competition urine test on May 17. According to USADA, Mendes tested positive for GHRP-6 (Growth Hormone-Releasing Hexapeptide), which is listed as a Non-Specified Substance on the WADA Prohibited list. Under the UFC...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Hunt blasts Brock Lesnar as ‘cheating scum’

Mark Hunt remains as incensed as ever over his loss to Brock Lesnar at UFC 200 and the ensuing revelations that Lesnar failed two drug tests prior to the fight. Lesnar defeated Hunt by unanimous decision and was dominant during the July 9 fight. But Lesnar's victory will likely be overturned in the coming months as the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) reviews Lesnar’s two...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Cormier fires back at criticism about his win over Anderson Silva

It's been more than a week since Daniel Cormier fought and defeated Anderson Silva at UFC 200 on two days' notice after his original opponent, Jon Jones, was pulled from the fight after testing positive for two banned substances. With options limited and time running out, the UFC secured Silva to take the fight with Cormier on extremely short notice, and the fighters met in the...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellator to cover Cyborg Santos medical bills, pay him bonus

Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos suffered one of the most gruesome MMA injuries you will ever see over the weekend when he was knocked out by a flying knee from Michael Page. It was so bad, in fact, that Bellator MMA is looking to help cover the medical expenses. Bellator president Scott Coker told MMAjunkie.com that the organization intends to cover Santos’ medical bills and also...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hypothetical Olympic MMA: Men’s Featherweight (145 lbs.)

The third installment in our look into a hypothetical Olympic style mixed martial arts event for the 2016 Rio Olympics focuses on the men’s featherweight division. We have already covered the men’s flyweight and men’s bantamweight divisions, but the featherweight competition would likely be the one that would provide the most intrigue and fireworks. Again, for this series of...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC’s 12 most significant moments on its way to $4 billion

The Fertitta brothers bought the UFC for a mere $2 million back in 2001 and recently sold the company to WME-IMG for $4 billion. They took a company that was basically left for dead and turned it into a global phenomenon. How’d they do it? Let’s take a look back at the most significant UFC moments on the way to $4 billion. UFC 1 (1993) Where it all began. Art Davie created...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: What will Brock Lesnar do next? Whatever he wants!

After his victory at UFC 200, the Beast Incarnate sets his sights on conquering the rest of the sports world.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Miesha Tate given medical suspension after broken nose

Miesha Tate suffered a broken nose and lost her bantamweight title at UFC 200 to Amanda Nunes last weekend. If all of that wasn’t bad enough, it gets worse for Tate. She was one of several fighters to receive a medical suspension as a result of injuries from UFC 200 competition, the Nevada Athletic Commission announced Tuesday (via Sherdog). According to Sherdog’s report...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

How Much Money Dana White Is Making From The UFC Sale

It’s pretty good to be Dana White these days.  The 46-year-old president of the UFC is set to make a lot of money following the $4 billion sale of the MMA fighting league.  White, who is staying on as president of the UFC despite the sale, will reportedly make $360 million from the deal.  From ESPN: Sources tell ESPN that White’s new deal is for five years and for nine...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Donald Trump hires former UFC employee for campaign

Donald Trump’s had one of the more interesting presidential campaigns we’ve seen, perhaps ever. Trump kept things interesting Monday when he hired Steven Cheung to be the campaign’s rapid response director, which would require him to keep “the campaign up to date on breaking news and pushing back on false or unbalanced reporting,” according to the Washington Post. But...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: The UFC has sold for $4 Billion

The UFC has sold itself for $4 billion.  According to multiple reports, the talent group WME-IMG is leading a team that has acquired the fighting league.  TMZ Sports reports that Dana White will stay on in a major presence, serving as president, while the Fertittas brothers (who acquired the league in 2000 for $2 million) will go from majority owners to minority investors. ...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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