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The TLFMMA Podcast and Fight Booth UFC Fight Night 82 Pick’Em

The card that was formerly known as UFC 196 and is currently called UFC Fight Night 82 features a new main event in Johny Hendricks versus Stephen Thompson. This is after Cain Velasquez pulled out of the main event due to an injury a few hours before Fabricio Werdum pulled out due to multiple injuries. It was like Werdum was not going to be out injured by Velasquez in this one. We...
Via Fight Booth
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 82 Hendricks vs Thompson

This Saturday’s UFC card features a heavyweight title clash between Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez…er, never mind, Cain got hurt and filling in, with just two week’s notice, will be top contender Stipe Miocic.  This Saturday’s UFC card features a heavyweight title clash between Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic…er, never mind, Fabricio hurt his back and is out of the...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez 'feels much better,' cleared to resume regular training in 4-5 weeks

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez says that he is "feeling much better" after undergoing orthoscopic surgery on Monday to relive the pain that forced him to withdraw from his headlining title bout against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 196.Velasquez revealed that he had the surgery to "remove bone fragments that were irritating the sciatic nerve" via a Facebook post Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saturday Bar Talk: Cain Velasquez Edition

  Stop me if you’ve heard this before ….but Cain Velasquez is hurt.  Yes, yes, I know.  Please remove your jaw from the floor. Yes, the former heavyweight champ is injured yet again and out of his UFC Heavyweight title rematch with Fabricio Werdum, setting forth a domino effect that got the yearly Super Bowl mega-PPV demoted to Fox Sports 1 and left us with Stephen Thompson...
Via Undercard Superstar
7 days ago  |  Discuss

It looks like UFC 196 will feature a title fight after all

Despite Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum withdrawing from the event, it looks like UFC 196 will feature a UFC title fight, after all.The UFC confirmed Wednesday that the card originally titled UFC 196 – now UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson -- is moving to FS1, and the lightweight title fight between Rafael dos Anjos and featherweight champ Conor McGregor in March will...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 196 moves from PPV to FS1

The UFC’s yearly pay-per-view on Super Bowl weekend has typically been a star-studded affair that pops a solid buyrate, though that’s a trend that has slowed in recent years. This year, the injuries suffered by UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and top contender Cain Velasquez less than two weeks before the event have forced the pay-per-view to be shifted over to cable...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Fabricio Werdum was right to pull out of UFC 196

For a moment, let us cut through our disappointment as spectators that Feb. 6's UFC 196 won't include a heavyweight title fight. Looking through a dispassionate lense we are left with a very simply situation:The reigning and defending heavyweight world champion, Fabricio Werdum, says he was trudging through training camp a bit injured (as fighters usually do), in order to make his...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 196 Moves From Pay-Per-View To Fox Sports 1

Consider it a late Christmas gift from UFC president Dana White. On Tuesday, two days after Cain Velasquez was forced to withdraw from UFC 196 with a lower back injury and one day after heavyweight champ followed suit with a toe and back wound, White has decided to change UFC 196 from a pay-per-view broadcast to a Fox Sports 1 show. White confirmed the news with Yahoo! Sports. With...
Via 5thRound.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Stipe Miocic Understands Why Fabricio Werdum Declined Fight

Stipe Miocic (pictured) was promised the winner of the February 6 title tilt between heavyweight champion Fabrico Werdum and Cain Velasquez after knocking out Andrei Arlovski in just 54 seconds at UFC 195. Understanding Velasquez’s intimate relationship with the injury bug, Miocic was right back in the gym the next week just in case Velasquez got hurt again. Miocic’s foresight...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 196 loses 2 main events in 2 days

When news hit yesterday that Cain Velasquez’s quest to become a 3-time UFC heavyweight champion would be delayed due to a back injury, Ohioan Stipe Miocic was called upon to step up to take on Fabricio Werdum to create a new and even more intriguing UFC 196 main event. Earlier today, Werdum decided to pull out of the new main event himself. In an interview with MMAJunkie, Werdum...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum Withdraws From UFC 196, Fight Vs. Stipe Miocic Due To Injuries

UFC 196 will go on without its featured attractions, Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum. ESPN reported Monday that Werdum told MMAFighting.com he won’t fight Stipe Miocic at UFC 196 because he’s battling foot and back injuries. Werdum’s announcement comes less a day after his original opponent, Cain Velasquez, withdrew from the fight due to a back injury. UFC arranged Miocic...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Fabricio Werdum Now Out Of UFC 196 With Injury

Oh, boy. UFC 196 can officially go down as a complete disaster. Less than 24 hours after Cain Velasquez pulled out of his immediate rematch with Cain Velasquez, heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (pictured) has also withdrawn with an injury. MMAFighting.com first reported Werdum’s injury, but the UFC has yet to confirm the news. If the report holds true, Stipe Miocic is probably...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez issues apology after dropping out of UFC 196

Injuries have robbed former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez from fighting consistently for the past few years and he suffered another setback this week when he was forced to pull out of a title fight against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 196.Velasquez suffered a back injury that caused him to drop out of the contest and Stipe Miocic ultimately replaced him in the new main event taking...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Bad & Good of Miocic stepping in for Velasquez, against Werdum

When we're lucky, there are silver linings to bad situations. Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez pulling out of his rematch against title-holder Fabricio Werdum at UFC 196 on Feb. 6 stinks.However, we've still got a heavyweight championship bout, with Stipe Miocic stepping in against Werdum and that is a compelling contest. Here's our take the good, and the bad of Miocic...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Issues Statement Regarding UFC 196 Withdrawal

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has issued a statement explaining his decision to pull out of his title rematch with Fabricio Werdum at UFC 196 just two weeks before fight night. In the statement posted on Facebook Velasquez explained that an ongoing issue with his sciatic nerve that was threatening to cause him longer […]
Via Fight Of The Night
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Out; Fabricio Werdum Vs Stipe Miocic Now Set For UFC 196

With just two weeks to go until UFC 196 main event, heavyweight title challenger Cain Velasquez has been forced out of his rematch with current champion Fabricio Werdum due to a back injury. Reacting swiftly to the news, the UFC have now drafted in Stipe Miocic to fight Werdum instead on the Las Vegas pay-per-view […]
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Discusses Latest Injury Setback

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (pictured) and the injury bug are no strangers, and they’re far from BFFs. On Sunday, UFC president Dana White announced a back injury had forced Velasquez out of his immediate rematch with champ Fabricio Werdum at UFC 196. Stipe Miocic would serve as last minute substitute just 13 days before showtime. The back injury is just latest...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Injured, Fabricio Werdum Now Fights Stipe Miocic At UFC 196

The immediate rematch between Cain Velasquez and heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (pictured) is no more. On Sunday, minutes after watching his New England Patriots lose to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship, UFC president Dana White announced a back injury has forced Velasquez out of the February 6 scrap. Stipe Miocic has agreed to take the bout on just 13 days’ notice...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez out; Stipe Miocic now faces Fabricio Werdum at UFC 196

An injury to Cain Velasquez has forced a change to the UFC 196 main event with Stipe Miocic stepping up to replace him against Fabricio Werdum in the heavyweight title fight at the top of the card.UFC president Dana White made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday.White stated that Velasquez suffered a back injury that forced him out of the fight and his chance to reclaim the heavyweight...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez menaces Vince Vaughn in 'Term Life' trailer

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is the latest fighter to jump from the Octagon onto the big screen with his role alongside Vince Vaughn in the upcoming movie "Term Life". Velasquez signed onto the movie in early 2014 where he'll play a gangster, who is hunting for Vaughn's character after a heist gone wrong ends up with somebody dead. From the footage in the first...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 196 Extended Preview Video

Below you’ll find an extended preview for UFC 196 on February 6th, featuring a closer look at the heavyweight title rematch between Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez along with Johny Hendricks Vs Stephen Thompson. —
Via Fight Of The Night
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Stipe Miocic earns title shot, will face the winner of Werdum vs. Velasquez

Stipe Miocic has officially earned the next shot at the heavyweight title following a 54-second knockout over Andrei Arlovski at UFC 195.Following the win on Saturday night where Miocic floored Arlovski with a pair of right hooks, the Ohio native immediately zeroed in on UFC president Dana White and began shouting that he wanted his chance at the championship.White says the message...
Via Fox Sports
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez: I’ve been in this position before, and I will win again

Cain Velasquez (13-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) is preparing for his fight with Fabricio Werdum (20-5-1 MMA, 8-2 UFC), which goes down at UFC 196. This will be a rematch from their UFC 188 fight which saw Werdum submit Velasquez in the third round at to become the UFC heavyweight champion. Velasquez recently spoke with Combate.com about the upcoming fight and during that interview, he explained...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC: Fabrício Werdum Inks New Eight Fight Deal With

Father time means nothing to UFC heavyweight champion Fabrício Werdum . At 38 years old Werdum capped of 2015 with a huge victory over Cain Velasquez and now the Brazilian star will enter into a new eight-fight deal with the UFC worth somewhere within seven figures. Who doesn’t like multiple commas in their agreements? On a recent broadcast of UFC Tonigh Werdum’s manager Ali...
Via BadCulture
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 196: Werdum vs. Velasquez II

UFC 196: Werdum vs. Velasquez II When: February 6th, 2016 Where: Las Vegas, Nevada How: Pay-Per-View Who: Mike Pyle vs. Sean Spencer Josh Burkman vs. K.J. Noons Roy Nelson vs. Jared Rosholt Johny Hendricks vs Stephen Thompson Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum (UFC heavyweight champion) The post UFC 196: Werdum vs. Velasquez II appeared first on .
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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