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Jacare Souza staying ready to replace Weidman or Belfort at UFC 181

Following his submission victory over Gegard Mousasi last weekend, No. 2 ranked middleweight contender Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza is ready to sit on standby just in case the UFC needs him for a fight on December 6 in Las Vegas. The date for that particular show is the night of UFC 181 where the main event will feature champion Chris Weidman against Vitor Belfort.  According...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC’s Myles Jury wants to be the best in the world

Myles Jury is doing it his way. Jury, founder of Jury Jiu Jitsu is one of the most exciting up-and-coming fighters in the UFC today. Jury is a mixed martial artist with a higher purpose. It’s not about the fame that comes with being one of the most recognized facing in his discipline; it’s about giving back to a sport that has taught him so much. He wants to be the best in...
Via The GM's Perspective
14 days ago  |  Discuss

'Jacare' picks Chris Weidman to beat Vitor Belfort, knows he can defeat Weidman

LEDYARD, Conn. -- Ronaldo Souza is hardly out of the woods, which is coincidental since the resort casino here seems to spring from the forest out of nowhere. Souza has a fight Friday night against one of the best middleweights in the world in Gegard Mousasi in the main event of UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1 here in Connecticut. But "Jacare" has thought somewhat about...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 181: Weidman vs Belfort Fight Card

  UFC 181: Weidman vs Belfort Dec 6, 2014 Mandalay Bay Center Las Vegas, Nevada (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report) (number in brackets is the betting odds: ‘-’ denotes the favorite – lines from BestFightOdds)   Main Card UFC Middleweight Championship: Chris Weidman – champion (12-0, #1 ranked middleweight, -470) vs Vitor Belfort (24-10, #4 ranked […]
Via MMA Manifesto
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacare Souza: "I'll be next" to face the winner of Weidman vs. Belfort

Following his last win over Francis Carmont that put him up to No. 4 in the official UFC middleweight rankings, Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza was looking for a title fight or a bout against top ranked contender Vitor Belfort. His stance was so strong in fact that his manager made a statement to UFC Tonight in May that the former Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion was done fighting lower...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Split Decision: Should Vitor Belfort be given a title shot despite failed drug test?

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has landed in the headlines quite a bit lately, especially with the meeting held just over a week ago where they passed judgment on two prominent mixed martial artists as both Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort stood tall before the court after recent drug test failures. Belfort was a particularly interesting case because for the past two years he...
Via Fox Sports
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Chris Weidman Trolls Vitor Belfort With IG Photo

UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman can’t just sit back and let Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier corner the market on pre-fight trash talk. Weidman isn’t scheduled to fight #1 contender Vitor Belfort until December’s UFC 181, but that hasn’t stopped him from getting some early trash talk started. Weidman posted this before TRT & after TRT picture of Belfort on his Instagram mocking...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman Takes Dig at Vitor Belfort’s Thinned Physique

Oh, that Chris Weidman is quite the jokester. Last month, Vitor Belfort claimed he no longer needed TRT because he traded in the controversial treatment for TNT. Just in case you don’t understand what the Brazilian is trying to say, Belfort swapped out synthetic testosterone injections for dynamite. Apparently, it appears Belfort dropped some pounds in the process – which Weidman...
Via 5thRound.com
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Johnson Credits Prior UFC Release For Newfound Success

Anthony Johnson (pictured) hit the lowest of lows – obviously, I’m not referring to his weight – after getting submitted by Vitor Belfort at UFC 142. “Rumble” was instantly fired for packing too many pounds, it was the third time in Johnson’s 11 trips to the UFC’s scale where he came in heavy. Despite his abundance of God-given talent, most thought Johnson would never...
Via 5thRound.com
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Weidman Opens as Massive Favourite Over Belfort

With Vitor Belfort finally cleared to fight again, he’ll get his long awaited title shot at UFC 181 on December 6th versus Chris Weidman.  But the deck is stacked against him in Vegas, according to the oddsmakers: Weidman opened at -425, meaning the smarts think he wins this fight 81% of the time.  The number […]
Via MMA Manifesto
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman vs Vitor Belfort Scheduled for UFC 181

Yesterday was an important day in the life and career of UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort. His hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission went as well as it possibly could have and Belfort will obtain his license to fight in Las Vegas if he stays clean between now and December. Belfort was supposed to fight Chael Sonnen earlier this summer but failed his NSAC administered drug...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort Granted License, Will Fight For Title

LAS VEGAS — When the Nevada State Athletic Comission banned therapeutic use exemptions of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) cold turkey in February, a few big names in the UFC would see a struggle to get off TRT and continue to fight. The most prominent name was that of former light heavyweight champion and current number one […]
Via Full Scale Sports
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort Granted Fighter’s License

Some good news for Vitor Belfort and the UFC as ESPN is reporting that the Nevada State Athletic Commission unanimously voted to grant the fighter a license to compete. The decision will now allow Belfort to face middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, at UFC 181 on December 6th. Belfort was original scheduled to face Weidman back in May, but pulled out of the fight after the NSAC...
Via Ring Kings
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort Granted License To Fight Chris Weidman At UFC 181

Vitor Belfort was today granted a conditional license to fight Chris Weidman in a middleweight title bout at UFC 181 in Las Vegas. Belfort had appeared before the Nevada State Athletic Commission today to apply for a license to fight after failing a random drugs test earlier in the year. While the commission agreed to grant him the license, they made it conditional on the fact that...
Via Fight Of The Night
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort Is Granted License, Will Face Chris Weidman At UFC 181 In December

Vitor Belfort was a granted a license on Wednesday morning by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in a unanimous vote. The NSAC told Belfort that he cannot fight before the month of December, has to have his next fight in Las Vegas and will have to subject himself to random blood and urine testing at anytime, anywhere. NSAC also told Belfort that he will have to pay for the testing...
Via Between The Ropes
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort Gets License, Challenges Champ Chris Weidman at UFC 181

Just minutes after controversial middleweight Vitor Belfort (pictured) was granted his fight license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission during Wednesday’s hearing, the UFC announced Belfort will challenge champion Chris Weidman for his crown at UFC 181. The December 6 event takes place inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. It was high drama inside the media-packed...
Via 5thRound.com
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort licensed in Nevada, will meet Chris Weidman in December

UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort was unanimously cleared to fight in Nevada on Wednesday and will challenge champion Chris Weidman on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas.
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Champ Chris Weidman Could Be Sent to Brazil to Fight Vitor Belfort

What does Vitor Belfort (pictured) have on the UFC? Despite flunking February’s random drug test for elevated levels of testosterone, which essentially allowed Lyoto Machida to jump in front of him for a crack at UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, Befort remains the division’s top contender. Not only that, UFC president Dana White revealed Friday that he’s open to sending...
Via 5thRound.com
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s next for UFC 175′s Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey?

Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey made history last December as the first two undefeated champions to headline and c0-headline a UFC card together. They started right where they left off tonight. You get the feeling after tonight that these two could be headlining shows together for years to come. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though. Below we’ll take a look at who should, could...
Via Fight Booth
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort Says He Wants His Title Shot

Vitor Belfort was supposed to face Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight championship instead of Lyoto Machida. Belfort though had to bow out of the fight when the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned TRT use and he needed time to regroup his body. Belfort was scheduled to fight Chael Sonnen on tonight’s UFC 175 pending getting his license, but Sonnen failed a random drug test...
Via Between The Ropes
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Fails Second Drug Test

If your Chael Sonnen, you are probably wishing this drug saga would just go away. MMAFighting.com reported on Saturday night that Sonnen failed a second drug test that was administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to him on June 5 in his home state of Oregon. Sonnen tested positive for human growth hormone, recombinant human erythropoietin, anastrozole and human chorionic...
Via Between The Ropes
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort Still ‘Next in Line’ for UFC Title Despite Failed Drug Test

Jason High gets fired for pushing referee Kevin Mulhall in the heat of the moment, and subsequently gets suspended for one year from the New Mexico State Athletic Commission, while Vitor Belfort (pictured) apparently gets a UFC middleweight title shot after admitting he flunked his random drug test due to elevated levels of testosterone. On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight...
Via 5thRound.com
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort No Longer Fighting At UFC 175

With Chael Sonnen having been pulled from UFC 175 following a failed drugs test, officials have now confirmed that his opponent for the July 5th show in Las Vegas, Vitor Belfort, is also now off the card too. Initially there had been hopes that Belfort would remain on the main card line-up, with Luke Rockhold having expressed a strong interest in a rematch with the Brazilan star...
Via Fight Of The Night
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Announces His Retirement

In shocking news, UFC star Chael Sonnen just announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. Sonnen announced his retirement on UFC Tonight, in which he serves as an analyst. Yesterday, it was revealed that the 37 year-old had failed a random drug test by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that was conducted in May as Sonnen was scheduled to fight Vitor Belfort at UFC 175 on...
Via Between The Ropes
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Sonnen pulled from UFC 175 following failed drug test

During the last few years, the sport of mixed martial arts has become the primary battleground for the ongoing war between athletes and their use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), and the governing bodies that regulate them such as the Nevada State Athletic Commission. But on Tuesday, it was fight fans who once again felt the effects of the drama when it was announced that...
Via Sports-Glory
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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