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UFC vet Chael Sonnen suspended two years for failed drug tests

Sonnen’s legal rep and co-manger, Jeff Myer, restated a response to the commission’s complaint by saying the fighter did not dispute any of the findings against him. He again asked the commission to consider Sonnen’s cooperation during the drug tests and subsequent fallout.

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

The licensing comes with three factors: Belfort must comply with random future drug testing, he cannot fight until December and he cannot have his next bout anywhere else but Nevada. Belfort's lawyer said during the hearing that Belfort had a verbal agreement to fight Weidman at UFC 181 on Dec. 6 at Mandalay Bay. The UFC made the bout official moments after Belfort was licensed.

The Fighter & The Kid

This podcast has jumped to the top of my UFC/MMA podcast list - but c'mon, once a week?. I really feel like Brendan and Bryan should be able to do at least 2 eps a week, or maybe 2 hours a pop - I mean, what else do these guys have to do during the day? Brendan habitually mispronouncing every major UFC fighter's name on the roster is a nice touch, too. I also want to hear more about Bryan's mad greco skills. I think he should do each episode shirtless.

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Victor Henry and Nam Phan topped a night of violent finishes (and stripper poles) at Grandslam MMA “Way of the Cage” in Tokyo.

Alexander Gustafsson injures knee, Daniel Cormier now fights Jon Jones at UFC 178

An injury to Alexander Gustafsson will prevent the Swede from rematching UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones this September. Taking his place is the undefeated Daniel Cormier.

Vitor Belfort receives conditional license to fight Chris Weidman at UFC 181

Belfort, a former user of testosterone-replacement therapy, underwent an NSAC drug test on Feb. 7 while in Las Vegas for the World MMA Awards. The test results were never released, but Belfort was scratched from a planned UFC 173 title fight with Weidman shortly afterward, citing a need for more time to ween off TRT, which the NSAC banned a few weeks after Belfort’s test.


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Anthony Pettis meets Gilbert Melendez Dec. 6; admits criticism 'gets under my skin'

"My fighting style is crazy, but at the same time I've been martial arts since I was five years old. I've been fighting the same way since I was five," Pettis said. "The training camps aren't the issue. I used to think it  was the training camps I toned it back in training camps. It was just one kick he threw, an inside kick he was aiming to the shin, I didn't check it right, it was the right amount of impact, and the right angle .. it's weird to me. I'm not going to go in and change anything up, if I change anything up maybe I won't have the right performance."


ABOUT THE PRIZE One winner and one guest will win the opportunity to fly to San Francisco and see Paul McCartney’s show at Candlestick Park on Aug 14th, 2014. The winner and guest will get to attend the soundcheck, meet Paul backstage before the show and then watch the show form VIP seats! The prize includes economy class flights from anywhere in the world for two people and two (2) nights hotel accommodation. The winner will need to cover the cost of transportation to their nearest airport and from the airport for themselves and their guest. Dates are 13 August, 2014 –15 August, 2014. See Official Rules for full details.  TERMS AND CONDITIONSOpening/Closing Date & Time: Contest opens at 12:00pm PST on 28 May 2014. Contest closes at 4:59pm PST on 28 July 2014. Postal entries must be received by 4:59pm PST on 28 July 2014 to be entered. The winner will be announced on the Prizeo website on 30 July 2014 at 12:00pm and the winner will be notified by email. Who is eligible to enter?   The Promotion is only open to individuals who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry.

Addressing the African Big Game Hunting Controversy - MeatEater

Thought/Opinion # 1) An American girl hunting in Africa will piss off a lot more people than an American guy hunting in Africa. I think the word “sexism” gets thrown around way too much in our culture, but I’d say that this constitutes a type of lightweight sexism or at least gender bias. The anti-hunting response to women hunters reminds me of the outrage that people feel when a child commits a crime; they act as though evil has reached a new low, or that something that was once pure has now turned rotten. That some Americans maintain this idea of females as a gentler sex is excusable, because most human cultures have largely relegated combat and hunting to men for thousands of years. There’s a pragmatic argument for this: we have something called sexual dimorphism, which means there’s significant difference between the bodies of men and women. No doubt those underlying differences have been reinforced by all kinds of cultural baggage, but that doesn’t make the real differences go away. What’s interesting, though, is that there was a lot less sexual dimorphism in Neanderthals, and paleoanthropologists believe that Neanderthal women were out there hunting dangerous game right next to their guys.

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UFC's Noad Lahat to head back to Israel Sunday to 'protect my future'

Not that Noad Lahat is looking past Steven Siler , whom he meets at UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose Saturday night…but Lahat is looking past Steven Siler. Not from a place of competitive superiority, but because he feels he has to. Lahat is the UFC’s second Israeli-born fighter. With the recent outbreak of violence in Gaza, with missiles flying over his homeland and his family ducking for cover, Lahat is relegated to his most immediate commitment. That’s his Saturday commitment. That’s the fun and games part, the payoff to a long fight camp spent at AKA getting punched by punching’s elite. Lahat’s Sunday commitment, win or lose, will be rejoining his friends in the Israeli army and taking a stand against the Palestinians who are again butting heads with the Israelis in overlapping conflict zone of Gaza. In the brutal, complicated, generation’s old conflict, Lahat, who spent three-and-a-half years in the army, will put prizefighting on hold. He flies out Sunday for the other fight. "I have to do it morally, I don’t have to do it legally," he says. "The thing is, the whole last month and a half it’s been crazy.


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‘The Immortal’ Among Us - On Death’s Doorstep

Matt Brown once survived a potentially fatal heroin overdose. | Photo: Dave Mandel/ The abandoned building they parked behind was a hallow brick shell, about as lifeless as the trio that spilled out of the van that muggy August 2001 night. They were looking for a dark place where even shadows went to escape, a desolate safe zone where a simple heroin spike served as a great elixir. Matt Brown was already in a comatose state, stumbling in and out of people’s lives, pushing a brink from which few walk away. There was the time he traipsed 10 miles in a raging blizzard to reach the refuge of a truck stop. Another time, he curled up on a train plank, coming down off a Xanax-alcohol high -- 20 yards away from being crimson on a locomotive. Brown’s chicken game with death included falling asleep in a frozen ditch and somehow escaping hypothermia. Then there was the time his mother rushed to see him in the hospital, driving past his totaled truck unaware it was his. The remnants, though, were enough to make her shudder. “I hope no one died,” she thought, only to later see her son patched together by 80 stitches.


In other words, Belfort “admitted” to a one-time lapse of judgement in which he doubled-up on his TRT injections, and wouldn’t you know it, that happened to be the time when he was hit with a random drug test. Just a terrible coincidence, really. But hey, he’s taking responsibility. What a guy! Also, we have a NSAC commissioner suggesting that he doesn’t want to cause embarrassment by bringing up Belfort’s past steroid bust, SO HE DOESN’T BRING IT UP. Jesus Christ, this commission.

UFC boss explains why Chris Cariaso got title shot with champ Demetrious Johnson

Since a majority draw with McCall in 2012, Johnson has picked up six straight wins while winning the inaugural UFC 125-pound title and making four consecutive title defenses. Of the six wins, four have come via decision, one via knockout and one via submission. In 2013, he went 3-0 with three title defenses and three fight-night bonuses and earned Fighter of the Year consideration.

Chael Sonnen receives two-year suspension from Nevada Athletic Commission for failed drug tests

Retired UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen was handed a two-year suspension from mixed martial arts by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) at a Wednesday hearing in Las Vegas. In addition to the suspension, Sonnen will be required to pay any and all doctors' fees for the random drug tests he failed on May 24th and June 5th, as well as be expected to work with the NAC to educate fighters and the commission to improve drug testing measures in the future.


Cruz perhaps more than anyone in the lighter weight classes provides that spark to fire up fans again. In addition to talent, he also brings a dazzling smile,  intelligence to the microphone, and an overall appeal among a wide range of demographics. So, when he steps into the octagon close to three years after leaving it, to take on 6th ranked Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 178 September 27, Cruz will be back at the place he is most comfortable with, facing a foe who, with a win, can put him back where he belongs–in the mix for the title he had to relinquish because of the litany of injuries. After T.J. Dillashaw stunned Renan Barao , who was to fight Cruz before his latest injury this year, to take the title, the bantamweight rankings are ripe for leap-frogging. Cruz is currently 12th but can easily zoom past others. Being on the Jones-Gustaffson card should bring the highest viewing audience since the July 4th weekend blockbuster.

Joan Jett addresses UFC champ Ronda Rousey's use of 'Bad Reputation'

Rousey, the perhaps most well-known female fighter in MMA, uses the classic rock song to walk out from the tunnel into the cage, a fitting tribute to a fighter who has made her career as a cage fighter. She recently posted her fourth UFC title defense and dominated top contender Alexis Davis via a 16-second knockout at UFC 175.

Alexander Gustafsson out at UFC 178, Daniel Cormier now meets Jon Jones

Cormier, a former Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix champion, has long made clear his intentions of facing Jones for the belt. A two-time Olympic wrestler, Cormier made the move to 205 pounds earlier this year with the sole intention of a title showdown. He’s already picked up light-heavyweight victories over Dan Henderson and Patrick Cummins and was hoping to jump ahead of Gustafsson in the line waiting to fight for the title.

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Promotional newcomer Cully Butterfield (13-3) has agreed to step in on short notice and face Ronny Markes (14-3) at WSOF 12.. MMAjunkie today learned from WSOF President Ray Sefo that Roufusport fighter Butterfield has agreed to take the matchup, completing the night’s NBCSN-broadcast five-fight main card, which airs at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT local time).. Featuring a lightweight matchup between top contenders Lewis Gonzalez and Luis Palomino, WSOF 12 takes place Aug. 9 at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Preliminary-card bouts, which stream on MMAjunkie, are expected to be announced shortly.. Butterfield opened his career in 2009 and went just 3-2 in his first five professional fights. However, “The Mason” has since gone 10-1 in his past 11 outings, with the lone loss coming via decision. Meanwhile, 10 of Butterfield’s 13 career wins have come by stoppage, including seven by knockout and three by submission.. Meanwhile, Markes will make his WSOF debut while also moving from middleweight, where he finished a five-fight UFC run, to light heavyweight, the division where he started his career.

Road to the Octagon: Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown

Before the UFC touches down July 26th in San Jose for a thrilling night of fights Road to the Octagon brings you inside the lives and training camps of the six elite fighters. At stake for welterweights Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown is a shot at UFC gold.


Free Fight Friday: Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva

No. 5 welterweight contender, Matt "The Immortal" Brown, showed his resiliency and toughness against Erick Silva, earning a TKO victory over Silva in the third round. Watch "The Immortal" take on Robbie Lawler at UFC Fight Night San Jose.

NAC hearing was full of gonzo fate-slinging fun

Hmm . Well, Vitor Belfort has been granted his license to fight again by the Nevada Athletic Commission, and the fog that has surrounded him for so long has finally begun to lift. He can fight again, provided he plays along with some enhanced rules, which he swears he will. He swears it. Phew. Chael Sonnen ? He was getting taken to the proverbial woodshed when he wasn’t being brought on as an advisor/ambassador to the NAC on Wednesday. The hydra of commissioners got a little lost in the expanse of possible punishments. This was prime time theater that played out exclusively on Fight Pass. Ultimately, after a series of passionate volleys from one chair to the next, the commissioners met in the middle. The already retired middleweight was suspended for two years for the trove of banned substances he tested positive for in June, the very same drugs that led to the sequence of fibs, retirement, banishment, reclusiveness and cool Metamoris promos. He was also fined. Sonnen, who admitted guilt and shame in the first few minutes, went suffered the proceedings with a sense of dignity.

M-1 to Promote Annual Shows in China; Kharitonov Headlines Nov. 11 Card in Beijing

Sergei Kharitonov will be the star of M-1 Global's first trip to China. | Dave Mandel/ Russian MMA promotion M-1 Global has signed a 10-year agreement to promote events in China on a yearly basis. M-1 CEO Vadim Finkelchtein on Wednesday announced the news via press release, additionally revealing that the organization’s first event will take place Nov. 11 at MasterCard Center -- formerly known as Wukesong Arena -- in Beijing. That card will be headlined by former Pride Fighting Championships and Strikeforce heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov against an opponent to be determined. MasterCard Center is primarily a basketball arena and was built specifically with the 2008 Olympic Games in mind. According to the release, it is one of the largest venues in China and can hold up to 18,000 spectators. “It is a big deal for M-1 and MMA to have an event in China,” Finkelchtein said. “We plan to feature some of our best heavyweight fighters, including one of the best Russian fighters, Sergei Kharitonov. I think he will represent Russia as one of the strongest countries in MMA.

UFC on FOX 12's Antonio Rogerio Nogueira discusses injury woes, fans' reaction

UFC light heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira knows any time he signs a bout agreement, as he did for this weekend’s UFC on FOX 12 event, there are going to be doubts about his ability to make it through training camp and show up on fight night.

Chris Cariaso may have been training for a different opponent but Demetrious Johnson’s ‘face was always there’

"Even though I was training to fight a different opponent, I was always training to fight Demetrious (Johnson). I always wanted to be the champion. When you are training everyday, you are always training to be the champion and he has always been my mark that I've been working for. In the back of my mind his face is always there. I was always trying to get there and get my skills ready so that eventually I could match up with him."

Dana White: People B---h About Demetrious Johnson No Matter Who He Fights

No matter who he beats, Demetrious Johnson just can't win, says Dana White. | Dave Mandel/ As soon as it was announced that Chris Cariaso was going to be the next man to challenge Demetrious Johnson for the UFC flyweight crown, the critics came out in full force. After all, while Cariaso is the owner a three-fight winning streak, his opponents during that time -- Iliarde Santos , Danny Martinez and Louis Smolka -- have a combined 1-6 record in the Octagon. That’s hardly the stuff of a traditional No. 1 contender. Even though he has claimed to be someone who does not read the Internet, UFC President Dana White is not oblivious to the MMA community’s concerns. In his mind, it’s a no-win situation. “The problem is that there is no doubt the fight everybody wanted to see would be John Dodson , but he's hurt,” White recently told . “ Ian McCall just fought, Johnson knocked out [Joseph] Benavidez, and he beat John Moraga . People are going to b---h about Demetrious Johnson no matter who we put him in there against.

Pic: Rampage Jackson Puts Retirement On Hold, Agrees To Meet With Scott Coker At Friday's Bellator 122 Event

Pic: Rampage Jackson Puts Retirement On Hold, Agrees To Meet With Scott Coker At Friday's Bellator 122 Event

UFC on FOX: Lawler vs. Brown - The Idiot's Guide to the Fox & Fight Pass Preliminary Card

Basically, Daron's unorthodox standup could utterly confound Masvidal. Daron looked really good against Erik Koch , who I continue to predict will win despite the fact that he never does lately. As great a bet as the bout is, I'm not sure about it being a great pick: even on autopilot, Jorge is a technician on the feet, and I feel like Cruickshank has trouble with guys with good fundamentals to compliment their raw power. Again, this is Masvidal we're talking about, so he could either hesitate for long durations, or look like a monster. It's not like Daron's record is spotless either: his loss to Luis Palomino was far more emphatic .

This one didn't make my 2015 calendar but I still ❤️ it. #kauai #islandgirl #arianny2015 photo @leelhgfx styling @alilevinedesign - Official Website of Arianny Celeste

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Pic: UFC 178 poster first-look for 'Jones vs. Gustafsson 2' on Sept. 27 in Las Vegas

UFC 178: "Jones vs. Gustafsson" will be headlined by the epic light heavyweight rematch pitting reigning 205-pound kingpin Jon Jones against the man who nearly took his title at UFC 165, Alexander Gustafsson, in a five-round pay-per-view (PPV) main event.


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Boxing Gennady Golovkin In Terminator Mode - CraveOnline

Undefeated Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is fierce and direct as he approaches his upcoming fight against Daniel Geale this Saturday on HBO.

Manager: Eduardo Dantas vs. Joe Warren set for September

Eduardo Dantas and Joe Warren , Bellator champion and interim champion, respectively, will square off for the undisputed 135-pound title in September, Dantas’ coach and manager Andre Pederneiras said during a media day at Nova Uniao on Wednesday.

White Says McGregor "Hype Train" Is Legit

"The Download" with Dana White is a weekly exclusive interview with the boss, providing fans with a look inside the UFC universe with the man himself. This week Dana talks about Conor McGregor, Vitor Belfort, Demetrious Johnson and more.

Boxing News: Nevada Athletic Commission Grants Floyd Mayweather Promoter’s License

Floyd Mayweather’s company is now licensed to promote fights in Nevada. | File Photo: Mike Sloan/ The Nevada Athletic Commission unanimously passed a motion on Wednesday to allow Floyd Mayweather Jr. to become a boxing promoter in the state. Mayweather and the CEO of his promotional business, Leonard Ellerbe, addressed the commission on behalf of the potential company. The move comes on the heels of Mayweather leaving Golden Boy Promotions along with former chief executive Richard Schaefer in June. The commission was complimentary of Mayweather’s conduct throughout his professional career in Nevada and appreciative of the revenue his fights rake in for the state. Speculation that the undefeated champion would be questioned about prior convictions or financial issues proved unfounded as the commissioners quickly and unanimously approved the application. Mayweather is set to rematch Marcos Maidana on Sept. 13 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The contest will be televised on Showtime pay-per-view.

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BREAKING NEWS: Vitor Belfort granted a Licence to Fight in the State of Nevada Belfort vs. Weidman slated for Dec 6


You start getting in the 185′s, 205, heavyweight, they start being one-dimensional, two-dimensional fighters. They’re not mixed martial artists. They’re not as good as the 55-pounders and below. They’re just not. To me that’s just a fact.

Anthony Johnson on not fighting at 205 earlier: 'I was just stupid'

He got that at UFC 172 in April against Phil Davis and showed the MMA world what he already knew. Johnson dominated Davis with a unanimous decision victory and he'll head into Saturday's fight against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs. Brown (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) in San Jose ranked No. 5 among UFC contenders.

Dustin Poirier Opens as Betting Favorite Against Conor McGregor at UFC 178

Dustin Poirier is the odds-on favorite to win at UFC 178. | Dave Mandel/ While the mixed martial arts world continues to buzz around Conor McGregor and his impressive stoppage of Diego Brandao at last weekend’s UFC Fight Night in Dublin, the betting world could not care less. Two bookmakers have released their opening lines for the freshly announced UFC 178 bout between McGregor and Dustin Poirier , and both have listed Poirier as the betting favorite. The event will take place Sept. 27 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. According to , the broker currently lists Poirier as the favorite at -220 or 5/11, while puts the odds at -225 or 4/9. On the opposite end, “The Notorious” Irishman is getting play at +185 and +190. In layman’s terms, a bet of $225 or $220 on Poirier would net you an additional $100 (plus your investment), while a $100 wager on McGregor would earn $185 or $190 (plus the $100 back).

Seeking 'second wind' in Bellator, Karo Parisyan doesn't want to be forgotten

“Ronda’s like a little sister to me, and I give her all the props,” Parisyan said. “She’s a great fighter, great person, great judoka. But I don’t want people to forget who brought judo to the table in mixed martial arts. No one can deny that I was the one who put judo on the map in this sport. There were a hundred guys carrying the flag for wrestling, a hundred guys for kickboxing and jiu-jitsu, but there was only one guy for judo. I don’t care what anyone says about that. They can say I’m cocky and arrogant, but it’s the truth. There was only one guy carrying the flag for judo, and that was me.”

Frustrated Anthony Pettis looking to silence doubters upon return to the octagon

The UFC lightweight champion has been out of action for the better part of the last year since defeating Benson Henderson via submission to win the championship. His lengthy spell on the sidelines has prompted a slew of frustrated lightweights to aim a handful of complaints in his direction. Some have expressed their growing concern over the lack of title defences in the division, some consider Pettis to be fragile, while most recently Jim Miller suggested that an  interim title may be in order due to Pettis' "lack of incentive" to return to competition.

C.J. Tuttle Joins Press Row

Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the blog. This week, Breen is joined by Associate Editor C.J. Tuttle . Breen and Tuttle take stock of the UFC's needle movers in the sub-lightweight categories following considerable mainstream media attention for Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor 's latest violent exploit in the Octagon. The pair touch on why ideas about Rousey abandoning MMA for the silver screen are misguided, why MMA is more akin to pro-wrestling when it comes to crossing over into Hollywood and the most interesting parts of public reaction to the Olympic bronze medalist and Irish upstart. The Sherdog editors also discuss McGregor's recently announced UFC 178 bout with Dustin Poirier , featherweight champion Jose Aldo 's neck injury, how it changes his rematch with Chad Mendes , why it could end up being a blessing in disguise for the Team Alpha Male product. Also on the slate: a less-than-flattering appraisal of 2008 Beijing Games freestyle wrestling gold medalist Henry Cejudo 's MMA career to date amidst rumors of negotiating with the UFC.

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