Cat Zingano has been loose and relaxed leading up to her fight against women’s bantamweight champion Rhonda Rousey in the main event of UFC 184 at Staples Center on Saturday night.
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Las Vegan Frank Mir knew a win over Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva could set up a third match with former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. But Mir had other worries. “It was like, ‘Man, I need to win this to keep my job, or my wife is not going to let me go to the gym any more.’
Ultimate Fighting Championship executives laid out plans Wednesday to deal with a recent wave of positive drug tests in the organization. The UFC will advocate athletic commissions to increase penalties, expand funding for out-of-competition testing and implement random testing for all 585 athletes on the company’s roster.
Three prominent Ultimate Fighting Championship competitors who failed drug tests were placed on temporary suspension during a Nevada Athletic Commission meeting Tuesday.
As soon as the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue hits newsstands and mailboxes each year, millions of Americans begin flipping through the pages to get a gander at some of the most attractive women in the world wearing little clothing.
Benson Henderson, a former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion, was insistent his move to welterweight was a temporary one to do a favor for his bosses when a replacement opponent was needed for a main event bout against Brandon Thatch on Saturday.
The move comes after the former UFC middleweight champion failed a drug test Jan. 9, less than a month before he defeated Nick Diaz at UFC 183 at the MGM Grand Garden.
Former UFC champ Anderson Silva’s made triumphant return with a victory over Nick Diaz was a feel-good story Saturday. The bummer came Tuesday afternoon when the Nevada Athletic Commission revealed both Silva and Diaz failed drug tests.
UFC top middleweight contender Vitor Belfort was scheduled to fight Chris Weidman for the title on Feb. 28. But Weidman’s injury is delaying that bout again, and Belfort doesn’t like the replacement bouts he’s been offered.
Anderson Silva, widely considered the greatest mixed martial artist of all time, finished his comeback from a broken leg with a unanimous decision win over Nick Diaz on Saturday. Now he’ll return to Brazil to discuss his future with his family.
Nick Diaz posed, talked trash and taunted Anderson Silva from the opening bell of their UFC 183 main event bout Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden.
A breakdown of the fights on the main card of UFC 183 today at the MGM Grand Garden:
Thirteen months ago, Anderson Silva lay crumpled up in the corner of the cage inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena screaming in pain after his left leg snapped on the knee of Chris Weidman as Silva attempted a kick.
Chris Weidman, the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion, has pulled out of a scheduled title defense against Vitor Belfort at UFC 184 on Feb. 28 in Los Angeles because of a rib injury.
The last time Kelvin Gastelum fought in Las Vegas, he essentially was seen as little more than the undersized guy Uriah Hall was going to knock out in the championship bout for Season 17 of “The Ultimate Fighter” in April 2013.
It wouldn’t be a major Nick Diaz fight without drama and mystery. The enigmatic Californian is scheduled to make his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in a middleweight main event against former champion Anderson Silva.
Top UFC women’s bantamweight contender Miesha Tate is planning one heck of a celebration after her bout Saturday night against Olympic silver medal-winning wrestler Sara McMann on the UFC 183 card at MGM Grand. Tate plans to drive to Glendale early Sunday morning to watch her beloved Seattle Seahawks play in the Super Bowl.
There will be no rematch between Alexander Gustafsson and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
The shadow of light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is hanging over tonight’s Ultimate Fighting Championship card in Stockholm, even though he will be a continent away in the United States.
The arrest of New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on federal corruption charges Thursday caught the attention of Las Vegas-based Ultimate Fighting Championship, which has been feuding with Silver over proposed legislation that would legalize mixed martial arts fights in New York state.
An attorney for former Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight Wanderlei Silva has filed suit against the Nevada Athletic Commission, claiming the regulatory body acted outside its jurisdiction in essentially banning the fighter for life for evading a drug test last year.
After demolishing Dennis Siver on Sunday, featherweight phenom Conor McGregor turned his attention to champion Jose Aldo. McGregor was hoping the title bout would be in Ireland, but UFC president Dana White said the big fight probably will be in Las Vegas in May.
There is one remaining obstacle standing in the way of Conor McGregor getting a chance to fulfill what he has insisted to be his destiny since making his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in April 2013.
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