Joe Lauzon Vs Al Iaquinta Targeted For UFC 183

The UFC 183 line-up is continuing to expand with the latest bout confirmed for the January 31st event in Las Vegas being a lightweight clash between Joe Lauzon and Al Iaquinta. Lauzon had originally been lined up to fight Diego Sanchez at UFC 180 earlier in the month, but had to pull out due to an injury. The UFC’s current record holder for most post-fight bonus awards, Lauzon...
Via Fight Of The Night
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Lauzon Fights Al Iaquinta at UFC 183

A lightweight shootout between veteran Joe Lauzon (pictured) and Al Iaquinta has been added to UFC 183. Newsday reported the bout Wednesday. The January 31 event goes down inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lauzon was slated to meet Diego Sanchez at UFC 180, but was forced to withdraw from the bout with an undisclosed injury. J-Lau was last seen posting a TKO win...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Texts from last fight: UFC 180 edition

With the assistance of comedian Adam Hunter of MMA Roasted, FOX Sports has obtained the transcript of a private group text message that transpired Saturday night during UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt. The texts were exchanged between Dana White, Cain Velasquez, Diego Sanchez and more. Warning: the screenshots below contain strong language and extremely poor taste.
Via Fox Sports
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Has Now Pulled Out Of UFC 180 As Well

The woes continue for the injury plagued UFC 180 event in Mexico on November 15th as now Diego Sanchez has pulled out of the event too. Sanchez had already seen two potential match-ups at the event fall through after both Myles Jury and then Joe Lauzon both succumbed to injuries, and now it’s turn with the fighter reporting that he’s torn a knee ligament. “To all my fans I...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Now Pulled From UFC 180

Diego Sanchez (pictured) fighting in Mexico just wasn’t meant to be. After watching two different opponents bow out with injuries, Sanchez has now suffered an undisclosed wound that will force him off the November 15 card. The UFC made the announcement Thursday. Sanchez was initially slated to face Norman Parke, then Joe Lauzon. Welterweights Edgar Garcia and Hector Urbina have...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Lauzon Out Of UFC 180 Fight With Diego Sanchez

There’s more bad news for the UFC 180 event in Mexico with Joe Lauzon now out of his fight with Diego Sanchez on the November 15th show. Lauzon had himself been a replacement for Norman Parke who was originally scheduled to face Sanchez before he picked up an injury. If anything the announcement that Lauzon was set to fight him instead had been met with more enthusiasm from fans...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Lauzon injured and out of UFC 180 bout with Diego Sanchez

The hits just keep on coming for UFC 180 in Mexico with lightweight Joe Lauzon being the latest fighter to drop off the card due to injury. Lauzon was expected to face Diego Sanchez on the main card for the UFC's debut in Mexico on November 15, but he's been forced out of the fight after suffering an injury in training. Sources close to the fight confirmed Lauzon's exit to FOX Sports...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Joe Lauzon Out of UFC 180 Fight with Diego Sanchez

UFC 180′s main event isn’t the only scrap that’s getting tinkered with. For the second time in as many opponents, Diego Sanchez will need a new dance partner for the November 15 event. One day after heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was forced to withdraw from his bout with Fabricio Werdum with a knee injury, allowing Mark Hunt to step in and battle Werdum for the interim...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Hardy Targets 2015 Return To UFC; Wants Diego Sanchez Fight At 155lbs

Dan Hardy is currently serving as a color commentator for some of the UFC’s outlining events in areas like Europe, but he still harbors ambitions to return to the Octagon before he finally hangs up his gloves for good. The 32 year-old is actually on a two-fight winning streak at the moment, but hasn’t in two years due to medical concerns after being diagnosed with a rare heart...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez gets a chuckle out of fan-made hype posters

Injuries are an unfortunate part of the sport of MMA, but sometimes an injury replacement actually makes the fight even more anticipated than the initial match-up. Case in point, TUF 1 winner Diego Sanchez was set to face off against Norman Parke at UFC 180 in a Lightweight tilt that was sure to bring fireworks. Unfortunately, Parke was injured and forced out of the bout, but the...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Lauzon Vs Diego Sanchez Now Set For UFC 180

An MCL injury has forced Norman Parke out of his UFC 180 main card fight with Diego Sanchez in Mexico on November 15th, but the promotion have moved swiftly to draft in a suitable replacement for the TUF winner. Joe Lauzon has now stepped in to serve as Parke’s replacement against Sanchez, and that’s a match-up that’s likely to put a smile of fight fan’s faces. Lauzon became...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 180: Joe Lauzon tapped as replacement to battle Diego Sanchez in Mexico

We got a couple of bleeders! After a knee injury rendered TUF ‘The Smashes’ lightweight tournament winner Norman Parke unable to compete against Diego Sanchez at UFC 180 next month, a bit of a troll job took place on social media last night via Parke’s fellow Irishman. I am fighting @DiegoSanchezUFC in Mexico, November 15th. He spoke a big game. Now he will pay with his career...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bloodfest! Diego Sanchez vs Joe Lauzon booked for UFC 180

The UFC lost an enthralling fight for its UFC 180 pay-per-view when Northern Irishman and TUF Smashes winner Norman Parke was forced out of his scheduled bout with TUF 1 winner Diego Sanchez. Yes folks I am out of my contest with Diego, I have MCL injury but I wish to be back competing January. UFC182 would be great @ufc@UFC_UK — STORMIN NORMAN PARKE (@norman_parke) October 2...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Sorry, Conor McGregor, Diego Sanchez Will Fight Joe Lauzon at UFC 180

Sorry, Conor McGregor, but it looks like you won’t be fighting nemesis Diego Sanchez at UFC 180. On Friday, UFC president Dana White announced Joe Lauzon (pictured) has agreed to serve as substitute to face Sanchez in the November 15 festivities. Sanchez was initially slated to meet Norman Parke, but the Brit was forced to pull out with an undisclosed injury. That’s when McGregor...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Wants To Fight Diego Sanchez, But Dana White Says No

Hot on the heels of his first round TKO of Dustin Poirier this past weekend at UFC 178, Irish sensation Conor McGregor made a surprise announcement that he would be fighting Diego Sanchez at UFC 180 in Mexico on November 15th. “I am fighting @DiegoSanchezUFC in Mexico, November 15th,” McGregor wrote on Twitter last night. “He spoke a big game. Now he will pay with his career...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Makes Quick Return, Fights Diego Sanchez at UFC 180

Is it possible for Conor McGregor (pictured) to capture home-cage advantage in Mexico? Well, if anyone can enter hostile territory to do so, it’s the Irishman. Late Wednesday night, McGregor announced via Twitter that he’s fighting Diego Sanchez at UFC 180. “I am fighting @DiegoSanchezUFC in Mexico, November 15th,” McGregor wrote. “He spoke a big game. Now he will pay...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jessica Eye Battles Leslie Smith at UFC 180

A bantamweight brawl between Jessica Eye (pictured) and Leslie Smith has been announced for UFC 180. The November 15 event takes place inside Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico. Eye has had a rough go since joining the UFC two fights ago. “Evil” initially took a split decision over Sarah Kaufmann in her promotional debut, but the verdict was subsequently overturned...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez and Norman Parke exchange barbs ahead of UFC 180 bout

There is something about trash talking that builds hype for a fight in a unique way. Other than analyzing both fighters strengths and weaknesses, trash talking gets casual fans talking and interested in seeing the adversaries throw down in the Octagon. The latest iteration of trash talking in the UFC came yesterday courtesy of lightweights Diego Sanchez and Norman Parke. The two...
Via Fight Hub TV
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC: Ticket Sales Underway for UFC 180

UFC® KICKS OFF TICKET SALES FOR UFC® 180 WITH BLOCKBUSTER PRESS CONFERENCE AT POLYFORUM SIQUEIROS IN MEXICO CITY Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez collides with no.1 contender Fabricio Werdum in main event on November 15   Plus: Jake Ellenberger vs. Kelvin Gastelum Diego Sanchez vs. Norman Parke Ricardo Lamas vs. Dennis Bermudez Erik Perez vs. Marcus Brimage Dodger Montano...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Comment on Diego Sanchez vs Myles Jury, Alex Garcia vs Sean Spencer Added to UFC 171 by Kate Andrews

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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hector ‘Don’t Call Me Lightning Anymore’ Lombard Undergoes Nickname Change

The fighter known as Hector “Lightning” Lombard (pictured) is no more. Effective immediately, please refer to the UFC welterweight as Hector “Showeather” Lombard. Lombard announced the nickname change Tuesday on his official Facebook fan page. “Hector ‘Lightning’ Lombard and the brand has undergone a significant transformation,” Lombard wrote. “I wanted my new identity...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Victory over Diego Brandao paramount for Conor McGregor

In one of the most highly-anticipated cards of 2014 thus far, outspoken featherweight Conor McGregor will finally have the opportunity to perform on the sport’s biggest stage in front of his fellow countrymen when he enters the octagon to face Diego Brandao in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night in Dublin, Ireland. Just two fights into his first UFC contract, McGregor...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dirty Diego Sanchez, MMA’s Luckiest Fighter

Barroom MMA debates – whether or not you, like me, deign to descend on Saturday night and take in the fights with the unwashed masses – are as fun as their mainstream sport equivalents. What’s nice about them is the relatively level playing field among fans;  you won’t have some old-timer, for instance, dismissing every fighter today as a pale imitation of Roberto Clemente...
Via MMAInsider
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Judging Issues in the UFC Continue

UFC Fight Night 42 in Albuquerque, New Mexico was a staunch reminder to the MMA world that there is still a lingering problem with judging in the sport. When Diego Sanchez was announced as the winner of a split-decision against Ross Pearson, the word “robbery” shot to the forefront of the collective spectator opinion. Seemingly, the only people who thought Sanchez won the...
Via The Sports Post
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ Salaries Released

New Mexico State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all the athletes who competed in last Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov” event. YES! YES! YES! Thanks to some home cooking from two judges, lightweight Diego Sanchez (pictured) was the card’s highest earner. Sanchez scored $140,000, half of which came via win bonus, for his highly...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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