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CM Punk hoping for December UFC debut

Ever since he shocked the world and signed on to fight in the UFC, the sports world has wondered when former WWE star CM Punk would make his mixed martial arts debut. On Thursday, Punk (whose real name is Phil Brooks) told UFC.com that he was hoping to make his debut for the promotion in December. The 36-year-old Punk has been training in Milwaukee at Roufusport Academy since December...
Via Rumors and Rants
18 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC: Everyones fighting for 12 lbs. of gold Pt. 3

The final edition of our midyear UFC championship review showcases the champions that have legitimate questions surrounding the title picture in their respective divisions. Whether it is about their title victories or prospective opponents, these champions have not shared the same imposing title reigns as their peers and for those reasons they’ve earned themselves the label ...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

5 more monster UFC fights that never came to fruition

Jose Aldo versus Conor McGregor may have marked the first time that the UFC spent millions (plural) on advertising for a fight that could never end up happening. However, there have been a number of big time contests, some scheduled, some scrapped due to injury like this one and some that the stars just never quite aligned for. Here’s a look at the first five that came to mind...
Via Fight Booth
28 days ago  |  Discuss

5 more monster UFC fights that never came to fruition

Jose Aldo versus Conor McGregor may have marked the first time that the UFC spent millions (plural) on advertising for a fight that could never end up happening. However, there have been a number of big time contests, some scheduled, some scrapped due to injury like this one and some that the stars just never quite aligned for. Here’s a look at the first five that came to mind...
Via Fight Booth
28 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 69 preview; Jedrzejczyk vs Penne

This weekend, UFC Fight Night 69 is traveling to Germany. The main event of the evening will feature strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk defending her belt against #3 Jessica Penne. For the first time in the history of UFC Fight Pass, there will be a title fight that will be shown on it’s platform. The bout between these two women will surely be one to look forward to, and...
Via isportsweb.com
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Myles Jury Injured, Edson Barboza Now Fights Paul Felder at UFC on FOX 16

The game of musical lightweight chairs continues. It went from Anthony Pettis vs. Myles Jury (pictured), to Jury vs. Edson Barboza, and now fans will have to settle for Paul Felder vs. Barboza at UFC on FOX 16.The UFC announced the latest switcheroo Tuesday via Twitter.No word on what injury forced Jury out of the shootout.The July 25 event goes down inside United Center in Chicago...
Via 5thRound.com
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis’ injury opening doors for fellow contenders

Last week, an injury suffered by Anthony Pettis forced the former lightweight champ to withdraw from his upcoming fight against Myles Jury at UFC on Fox 16 on July 25th, and along with the recent injury to Khabib Nurmagomedov, the UFC’s deepest division has now temporarily lost two of it’s top contenders within the last two weeks. As a result of the division’s latest loss...
Via Sports-Glory
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Out; Edson Barboza Vs Myles Jury Now In At UFC On FOX 16

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has suffered an elbow injury that has forced him to pull out of his upcoming fight with Myles Jury at UFC On FOX 16 on July 25th. The injury is serious enough that Pettis will now have to undergo surgery. At this stage there’s no word on how long he’ll be out for, but no doubt the injury-prone 28 year-old will be frustrated by having...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Injured (Again), Edson Barboza In At UFC on FOX 16 Against Myles Jury

It’s a good thing Khabib Nurmagomedov is hurt right now, otherwise he’d really be laying into former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured). Late Thursday night, Fox Sports Live reported Pettis has suffered an elbow injury that will force the injury-prone Pettis from his July 25 tango against Myles Jury. Edson Barboza has agreed to step in and co-headline UFC on...
Via 5thRound.com
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC injury bug bites again – Pettis out, Barboza in against Jury at UFC on FOX 16

2012 KO of the Year winner Edson Barboza is always just one strike away from $50K “Showtime” fans will have to wait a little longer to see Anthony Pettis (18-3) make his return to the cage. As reported by FOX Sports Live just moments ago, Pettis will not be able to fight Reebok poster boy Myles Jury (15-1) due to an elbow injury that will set the former champion back until later...
Via Fight Booth
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis injured; Edson Barboza faces Myles Jury at FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has suffered an elbow injury in training forcing him to withdraw from his upcoming fight against Myles Jury at FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago on July 25. Edson Barboza has stepped up and will replace Pettis in the fight with Jury. The announcement was made via FOX Sports Live on Thursday night. Pettis was returning to action for the...
Via Fox Sports
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis to Khabib Nurmagomedov: Karma is a b*tch

After it was announced that Khabib Nurmagomedov had re-injured his knee and would not compete against Donald Cerrone at UFC 187 for a shot at the lightweight championship, former champ Anthony Pettis wasted little time in taunting the Russian on Twitter. After Pettis won the lightweight title, he suffered repeated injuries and had to wait over a year to fight again, before making...
Via Fox Sports
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Gets Latest Laugh On Khabib Nurmagomedov

As the old adage goes, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” Why? Because, well, as Anthony Pettis (pictured) puts it, karma will come back and bite you in the arse. Shortly after catching wind that Khabib Nurmagomedov suffered an injury that would force him out of his highly-anticipated UFC 187 showdown against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Pettis took...
Via 5thRound.com
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis vs. Myles Jury set for FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago

A lightweight matchup is in the works for FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago on July 25 as former champion Anthony Pettis looks to bounce back from his recent loss as he faces Myles Jury in a pivotal matchup for both men at 155 pounds. Pettis will look to rebound after suffering a five-round unanimous decision loss to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185 in Dallas where he surrendered the UFC...
Via Fox Sports
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis vs. Myles Jury, Miesha Tate vs. Jessica Eye Added to UFC on FOX 16

UFC on FOX 15 is just four days away, but Tuesday was all about UFC on FOX 16. Shortly after announcing a rematch between bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao would headline the July 25 show, a lightweight showdown with former champ Anthony Pettis and Myles Jury, as well as a top contender bantamweight brawl between Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye was added to the roster...
Via 5thRound.com
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz on Matt Brown fight: ‘Nah, I’m fighting Pettis’

Last night a welterweight scrap between Nate Diaz and Matt Brown was added to the already juiced UFC 189 card for International Fight Week. In true Diaz fashion, young Nathan immediately took to social media to let his voice be heard. Nah I’m fighting Pettis   Editors note: With Anthony Pettis likely out until later summer/early fall due to the massive beating he took from Rafael...
Via Fight Booth
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz Surprised By Matt Brown Fight; Wanted Anthony Pettis Next

The UFC have announced that Nate Diaz will fight Matt Brown at UFC 189, but it seems they forgot to keep one of the fighters in the loop about the match-up. According to Diaz, he wasn’t informed ahead of time that he’d be fighting Brown and had actually been targeting a fight with recently displaced lightweight champion Anthony Pettis instead. “We were supposed to meet with...
Via Fight Of The Night
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz Thought Anthony Pettis Was Next, Surprised By Matt Brown Booking

When you’ve lost three of your last four fights, with the most recent defeat coming in a lopsided unanimous decision to now-UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, you don’t get the privilege of calling your next opponent. That’s a cold hard fact Nate Diaz (pictured) learned Wednesday when he was surprisingly assigned to Matt Brown. According to Diaz, not only was he under...
Via 5thRound.com
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

New champion Rafael dos Anjos wants Khabib Nurmagomedov rematch

New UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos is on a roll. The Brazilian dominated Anthony Pettis at UFC 185, has won four straight bouts and nine out of his last 10.  The only speed bump on his recent record is a decision loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov one year ago. Dos Anjos admits that it just wasn't his night, against the Russian, and hopes to get a chance to fight him again,...
Via Fox Sports
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Suffered Broken Orbital Bone Against Rafael dos Anjos

Anthony Pettis suffered a fractured orbital bone in the first round of his unsuccessful title defense against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185 this past Saturday night, but still fought on for the full 25 minutes before losing by unanimous decision on the judges scorecards. Pettis mentioned to his corner a couple of times during the fight that he had an issue with his right eye and in...
Via Fight Of The Night
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Suffers Broken Orbital Bone In UFC Title Loss

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured) said he couldn’t see out of his right eye after Rafael dos Anjos connected on his first punch. That means Pettis fought for nearly 25 minutes with a broken orbital bone in Saturday’s lopsided unanimous decision defeat at UFC 185. On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” it was announced the facial injury will keep Pettis...
Via 5thRound.com
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Pettis Dynasty Comes to an End as Anthony Loses Title and Sergio Gets TKO’d at UFC 185

Rafael Dos Anjos in the Lightweight Title bout during the UFC 185 event at American Airlines Center on March 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Brothers Anthony (18-3) and Sergio Pettis (12-2) both fought on Saturday night’s fight card at UFC 185, but the outcome was drastically different than what anyone could have expected from the best...
Via The Sports Journal
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone: 'Khabib is getting under my skin'

On Saturday, the UFC got a new lightweight champion in Rafael dos Anjos. Dominant as the Brazilian looked against defending champ Anthony Pettis, his win also gave title hopes to at least a couple other top lightweights. Khabib Nurmagomedov, for one, beat dos Anjos not a year ago. He no doubt feels that his chance at becoming world champ are at an all-time high. Of course, he'll...
Via Fox Sports
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael dos Anjos Reveals He Fought Anthony Pettis With Injured Knee

Rafael dos Anjos dominated Anthony Pettis at UFC 185 to become the new lightweight champion on Saturday night with an impressive all-round display, and then revealed that he’d fought the entire fight with a damaged knee. “The day that [the UFC] was shooting the Countdown with me, the same day they were shooting some part of my sparring session, I bumped my knee,” Dos Anjos...
Via Fight Of The Night
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 185 Results: Two new champions crowned in Dallas

Out with the old. In with the new. #1 contenders Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Rafael dos Anjos completely dominated now former champions Carla Esparza and Anthony Pettis to earn themselves UFC gold. Neither fight was even close. In the main event of the evening, dos Anjos landed a left hand right on the champions eye that hindered his vision for the remainder of the 25 minute title fight...
Via Fight Booth
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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