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CM Punk’s UFC debut has been delayed…again

Former WWE star CM Punk signed with the UFC in December of 2014. He didn’t fight at all in 2015 because of a shoulder injury, but was scheduled to make his debut this summer against Mickey Gall. But that debut will be pushed back even further because of a herniated disc in his back that will require surgery, according to MMAFighting. “My back has always bugged me,” Punk told...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 82: Stephen Thompson vs. Johny Hendricks (Video Highlights)

There wasn’t much buzz entering Saturday’s UFC card after heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez fell out of the main event with respective injuries. Good thing Stephen Thompson (pictured) came along to steal the show. Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks was more than a 2-1 odds-on favorite to beat “Wonderboy” in the show’s featured attraction...
Via 5thRound.com
6 days 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
10 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Rothwell: 'My No. 1 priority is laying waste to the entire division'

Ben Rothwell might be close to a title shot after submitting Josh Barnett on Saturday night but he's more interested in wiping out every single heavyweight in the division -- championship or not.Rothwell has now won four fights in a row including the win over Barnett, but his path to the title is still cloudy with heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and top contender Cain Velasquez...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum Defends Decision To Pull Out Of UFC 196 Headliner

UFC heavyweight champion has issued a statement defending his decision to pull out of UFC 196 after coming under fire due to comments he made that suggested he wasn’t as badly injured as he was claiming to be. The UFC had initially hoped to keep Werdum in the main event spot of the pay-per-view card […]
Via Fight Of The Night
16 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
18 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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum Takes Subtle Shot At Stipe Miocic

Oh, that Fabricio Werdum (pictured) is quite the comedian. After catching wind of Stipe Miocic’s tweet that suggested Werdum may have been scared to fight him on 12 days’ notice at UFC 196, the UFC heavyweight champion fired off a tweet of his own. “To be honest I wouldn’t want to fight me either you guys,” Miocic posted after news broke Monday that Werdum was pulling...
Via 5thRound.com
18 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...
Via 5thRound.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Stipe Miocic’s Manager Calls For Fabricio Werdum To Be Stripped Of Title

Stipe Miocic’s camp have reacted angrily to the news that heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has pulled out of their fight at UFC 196 in a fortnight’s time, calling for the Brazilian to be stripped of his title. It’s not the fact that Werdum has withdrawn the fight due to an injury that appears to be […]
Via Fight Of The Night
18 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 196 Hit Again As Fabricio Werdum Pulls Out Injured

The UFC 196 event on February 7th has suffered another blow with the news that heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has also pulled out due to injury. Werdum elected to withdraw from the card less than 24 hours after his original opponent Cain Velasquez revealed he wouldn’t be able to fight due to a back injury. […]
Via Fight Of The Night
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Rothwell, Josh Barnett both willing to save UFC 196

No one seems sure what will happen to UFC 196 now that heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has dropped off the card, but if the promotion still needs a championship main event, Josh Barnett and Ben Rothwell are both waiting for the call.Barnett and Rothwell are set to face off this weekend at FOX UFC Fight Night in Newark, New Jersey but both heavyweights would love the chance to...
Via Fox Sports
18 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...
Via Fight Booth
19 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...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum pulls out of UFC 196 due to injury

Less than 24 hours after UFC 196 lost one half of the main event, heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has now been forced to withdraw from the card as well due to injury.Werdum revealed that he was pulling out of the fight to several media outlets on Monday including MMAFighting.com.Werdum was expected to face Cain Velasquez at UFC 196 but then an injury forced the challenger to...
Via Fox Sports
19 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...
Via 5thRound.com
19 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
19 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 […]
Via Fight Of The Night
19 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...
Via 5thRound.com
20 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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum would have slapped Conor McGregor at UFC 197 presser

Conor McGregor might be the king of press conferences but if he attempted to pull any antics with UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, he might just get smacked.Werdum watched the pre-fight press conference for UFC 197 earlier this week, which involved his teammate Rafael dos Anjos as he became the latest target of McGregor's verbal assault.Several times when media members attempted...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Fabricio Werdum And Jose Aldo Media Scrums In Brazil

UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and former featherweight title holder Jose Aldo both spoke to the media in Brazil earlier this week and you can see what both had to say in the videos below. Werdum’s media gathering was to discuss his upcoming rematch with Cain Velasquez at UFC 196 last month, while Aldo was, […]
Via Fight Of The Night
22 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
25 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
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