Stipe Miocic isn't even entertaining the thought of anything but a title fight, next

A professional fighter like Stipe Miocic doesn't spend hours training of every day, for years on end because he likes to leave things to chance. Working so hard to become good enough to achieve goals is what makes those instances where a professional athlete's immediate fate is subject to the will of others maddening. Case in point - Stipe Miocic is waiting to hear whether he'll...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum changes plans, wants Andrei Arlovski next

New UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum initially expressed interest in an immediate rematch with the man he beat to become the man - Cain Velasquez. Now, however, the Brazilian has different plans. "I talked about a rematch with Velasquez in respect," he recently told MMA Fighting. "He was a great champion and did a lot for the sport, so I was being respectful. But then I thought...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum’s Manager Calling For Andrei Arlovski Fight Next

The first opponent to challenge for newly crowned heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum’s title has yet to be established, but the fighters camp have already pinpointed who they think should be given the opportunity. According to Ariel Helwani on last night’s edition of UFC Tonight Werdum’s manager Ali Abdel-Aziz believes that Andrei Arlovski should get the title shot since...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum's manager says they want Andrei Arlovski next

New UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and his coach Rafael Cordeiro have made it clear they want to rematch former champion Cain Velasquez, next. The fighter's manager Ali Abdel Aziz tells UFC Tonight that Team Werdum now believes that former champ Andrei Arlovski is the right fight to make, next.  As a popular, marketable star, Abdel Aziz believes that Arlovski makes the...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

New champ Werdum seems content to play waiting game and vie for Velasquez rematch

If heavyweight Stipe Miocic was upset at the thought that someone else would get the next shot at the UFC belt, he likely won't be happy to hear what new champion Fabricio Werdum's coach had to say to MMA Fighting, Monday. Same goes for former champ Andrei Arlovski. You see, UFC president Dana White has said that either Miocic or Arlovski will get to fight for the heavyweight title...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Stipe Miocic: Fabricio Werdum has never faced anyone like me

Rumors can often be upsetting, even when they aren't directly about you. UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic heard a rumor last week that he didn't much like. The Ohio fireman and fighter heard what to him was a dirty rumor -- that Andrei Arlovski would get the next title shot against new champion Fabricio Werdum. If that were true, of course, that would also mean that Miocic wouldn't get...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Either Stipe Miocic Or Andrei Arlovski To Fight Fabricio Werdum Next

Dana White took to Twitter’s Periscope app for a Q&A session with fans yesterday where he revealed the UFC’s current thinking on who should get the first shot at new heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. According to White it’s now down to a two-horse race with the current No.2 ranked Junior dos Santos having been ruled out of contention for now, even though it seems the...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrei Arlovski Or Stipe Miocic Gets First Crack At UFC Champ Fabricio Werdum

Sorry, Junior dos Santos, but it looks like you’re on the outside looking in. On Thursday, UFC president Dana White said either Andrei Arlovski or Stipe Miocic will get first crack at freshly-minted heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. The rumor mill had suggested that the UFC had already handed the spot to Arlovski, but White said that wasn’t a certainty just yet. “I know...
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dana White: Stipe Miocic or Andrei Arlovski next for Fabricio Werdum

The heavyweight title race has dwindled down to two as UFC president Dana White confirmed on Thursday that either Stipe Miocic or Andrei Arlovski will receive the first crack at new champion Fabricio Werdum. White confirmed the news while doing a fan Q&A on Periscope on Thursday. Reports surfaced this week that Arlovski had already been informed that he was going to receive the...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

How I Accurately Predicted Andrei Arlovski Versus Fabricio Werdum

image credit – In my Post-Fight Awards for UFC 188 I accurately predicted that Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski would get the next title shot against Fabricio “Vai Calvalo” Werdum. I then read many pieces including one by our main man Dave Reno looking at who would get the first chance at Werdum. Each of the different articles all applied logic and went by who...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Andrei Arlovski to get first crack at Fabricio Werdum

This past Saturday night in Mexico City, we watched Fabricio Werdum (20-5-1) put an end to the Cain Velasquez/Junior dos Santos era as we know it. For almost 5 years, Cain and JDS had ruled the roost at heavyweight, and while we certainly get up to watch both men every single time they enter the octagon – as Good Ol’ JR always says – change is good. Now, with the division seemingly...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Heavyweight Division Blown Wide-Open

UFC 188’s main event showed one thing: There’s no such thing as a sure thing in the sport of MMA. Before his loss to Fabricio Werdum on the Mexico City fight card, Cain Velasquez was considered one of the top pound-for-pound fighters and came into UFC 188 as a 4.5-1 favorite. However, as soon as the 1st round began, both men came after it and gave it their all. Velasquez scored...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 187 Fight of the Night Highlights: Arlovski slays Browne

After his brutal offing of Travis Browne at UFC 187, Andrei Arlovski is not only $50K richer – he’s also one of just two men (along with Stipe Miocic) on deck for a UFC heavyweight title shot. The last time the “Pitbull” fought for UFC gold was nearly 10 years ago – way back at UFC 61. Now, having put together a healthy 3-0 record during his second stint with the promotion...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 187: Travis Browne vs. Andrei Arlovski (Video Highlights)

Andrei Arlovski (pictured) and Travis Browne not only used to be teammates at Jackson MMA, but they were also roommates. The heavyweights are so close that they still call each other “brother.” If that’s the case, there was some serious brother on brother crime Saturday at UFC 187. Arlovski entered the scrap as more than a 3-1 underdog, but managed to turn back the hands of...
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrei Arlovski Pulverizes Travis Browne In Great UFC 187 Scrap

What an entertaining heavyweight scrap we were treated too here as Andrei Arlovski and Travis Browne slugged it out for the best part of a round with ‘The Pitbull’ enjoying the lion’s share of it before finishing by TKO. Round One: Leg kick from Arlovski. He steps in again with a couple of straight punches. Browne lands a right to the body. Again he goes to the body. Arlovski...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrei Arlovski Rocks Travis Browne With One Massive Blow After Another at UFC 187

If there was ever a fight that deserved to be called "fast and furious" it was the Andrei Arlovski-Travis Browne fight on the UFC 187 main card. There is just no better way to describe it than that. What I found really impressive though is that even after taking the beating that Arlovski had already handed him Browne was able to land enough of  a hit to floor Arlovski.It was too...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrei Arlovski TKO's Travis Browne in round of the year candidate

Andrei Arlovski's incredible career resurgence continues following a hyperkinetic first round finish over former teammate Travis Browne at UFC 187. When Arlovski returned to the UFC it almost seemed like nostalgia for a once great champion to close out his career in the place he called home for so many years. But following Arlovski's first round knockout over former title contender...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrei Arlovski: The reason I'm back in the UFC is to be champion

It's been over nine years since Andrei Arlovski last held the UFC heavyweight title, but it's a time in his career that he will never forget. From early 2005 until mid-2006, Arlovski was one of the most feared fighters on the planet at a time when the UFC desperately needed viable heavyweights. During that stretch, Pride Fighting Championships had a murderer's row of top heavyweights...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Travis Browne believes a dominant win over Arlovski will earn him a title shot

When Travis Browne decided to leave his previous training camp working with coach Greg Jackson and transfer to California where he now learns under Ronda Rousey's head coach Edmond Tarverdyan, he knew there was the possibility that drama was soon to follow. Fighters change training camps and coaches all the time, but Browne was a mainstay at Jackson's up until his loss to Fabricio...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 187 is Must See TV

In a time where the mediocre has become the norm, rare jewels like UFC 187 have become incredibly few and far between. An event stacked from bottom to top with tremendous fighters, and fights. Recently UFC undercards have resembled more who’s that, rather than who’s who of MMA. This card is different, and it’s going to be special. The Fight-Pass Prelims Josh Sampo vs. Justin...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrei Arlovski on Travis Browne: I don't want to fight him, but I have to

Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski never shys away from fights, but he has to admit that he isn't looking forward to his next one. At May 187, "The Pitbull" will take on a man he knows very well, Travis Browne.  According to a recent interview with Submission Radio (full interview below), Arlovski doesn't relish the thought of trading punches with Browne, as he considers...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 61 Predictions

UFC Fight Night 61 takes place in Brazil on Sunday night and we’ve got our predictions for all the fights for you below. — Main Card: Antonio Silva vs. Frank Mir This is a tricky fight to call as we’ve not got a clear indication of how these two heavyweights will perform without TRT. Both used it when it was legal to do so, but Mir hasn’t fought since it was banned by NSAC...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva invites a ground fight with Frank Mir: "I've never been submitted"

If you take a look at Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva's record, it might be surprising to note that he's already surpassed the two year mark since his last win inside the Octagon. The last couple of years have been an up and down ride for Silva as he fell to heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez for a second time in his only bid to capture a UFC title before returning to put on one of the...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 187 Gets Cerrone Vs Nurmagomedov; Browne Vs Arlovski

After the announcement that UFC 187 will be headlined by Jon Jones Vs Anthony Johnson with Chris Weidman Vs Vitor Belfort the promotion have continued to stack the Memorial Day weekend event on May 23rd. First up, a lightweight fight with title implications between Donald Cerrone and Khabib Nurmagomedov has been signed up for the Las Vegas show. A fight between thse two top contenders...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

More Big Fights Added to UFC 187

The Las Vegas strip will be the place to be this Memorial Day weekend. Shortly after announcing light heavyweight champion Jon Jones would defend his title against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187, and middleweight champ Chris Weidman would put his strap up for grabs against Vitor Belfort in the card’s co-main event, a slew of significant scraps were added to the May 23 lineup. First...
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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