UFC’s statement on Cris Cyborg’s potential violation and her camp’s response

UFC's statement on Cris Cyborg's potential violation and her camp's response

Per the UFC official website: “The UFC organization was formally notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on December 5, 2016. USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate … Read moreUFC’s statement on Cris Cyborg’s potential violation and her camp’s response

Johny Hendricks: Back to his roots (video)

Johny Hedricks Back To Roots

You’d never know it, but Johny Hendricks has Native American blood in him. Hendricks is part of the Otoe Tribe and his great great grandfather was an Otoe Missouri Tribal chief. Because of his UFC accomplishments, Hendricks has had a real impact on the Otoe.

Hendricks seems to have embraced his role as an ambassador of the tribe. It appears that he’s especially proud of teaching the Otoe youth and showing himself to be a positive role model for the kids.

The video that the UFC has recently posted about Johny’s place in the tribe reveals how much the members gravitate to him. They look at Hendricks as a superstar and are proud of his Octagon accomplishments.

The prerequisites for tribal membership are taken very seriously. The Otoe look to be more than content with Johny and the good he is doing in their name.

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*Exclusive* Mark Hunt talks UFC 209 not set and the terms he needs to fight again.

*Exclusive* Mark Hunt talks UFC 209 not being signed, steroids and the only way he will fight again.

Mark Hunt isn’t afraid. He’s not afraid to speak his mind and certainly not afraid of any man in a cage. Hunt happens to do 2 things really well. Knock people’s souls out of them. Be vocal about his distaste for cheaters. Mark Hunt has gone ballistic on both Lesnar and how the fight was … Read more*Exclusive* Mark Hunt talks UFC 209 not set and the terms he needs to fight again.

Urijah Faber on Paige VanZant after her loss.

Urijah Faber is the head of Team Alpha Male for a reason. Aside from creating it, Faber has been the leader of the team for years. Just days after his retirement, Urijah is already in coach mode. He addressed the career of Paige VanZant, after her tough loss to Michelle Waterson.

“There’s no one that works harder than her when she’s in the gym. The problem is, she is being yanked in all these other directions. It’s not necessarily her fault, though. She’s 22 and she’s in this new role (being a mainstream star) and she’s  doing her best to juggle things. We’d love to see more of her in the gym, when she’s not in fight camp. But she’s got all these obligations and there’s money dropping in her bucket and those are opportunities that may go away. You never know.”

Call it being a good leader, but Urijah has always had a big brother mentality with the fighters in his stable.

As soon as  a fighter loses, people love to jump on the hate bandwagon and offer their negative opinion. Faber keeps it in perspective though. He’s basically saying, we’d love to see you in the gym more often, but we totally understand doing other things for your career. Those opportunities may be gone tomorrow, so go after them while you can.

 

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Cain Velasquez: Ultimate 8 moments.

Cain Velasquez has only fought 6 times in the past 5 years. Fans have a very short memory when a fighter isn’t consistently performing inside the Octagon. The UFC posted a video of Cain Velasquez showcasing his Ultimate 8 Moments. While watching it I realized that I forgot what an absolute savage he is.

I remember a photographer friend of mine was in San Jose shooting at AKA. This was in 2007 and Cain wasn’t even in the UFC. I got the text later that evening.

“There is a heavyweight up here with better cardio than the lightweights. He’s absolutely KILLING everyone.”

Take a wild guess who it was?

Enjoy, Cain Velasquez: Ultimate 8 Moments.

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Gegard Mousasi to Chris Weidman: Dont Be Scared

The Diaz Brothers find their way into the news, even when they haven’t done anything. Cro Cop told Wanderlei Silva not to be a ‘scared homie’. Gegard Mousasi tweets to Chris Weidman, #Don’tBeScared. What’s next? Fedor throws water bottles at Matt Mitrione and yells “209, what?” Mousasi seems to be perturbed that former UFC Middleweight … Read moreGegard Mousasi to Chris Weidman: Dont Be Scared

Cub Swanson talks about his UFC 206 epic War

Cub Swanson talks about his epic war with Doo Ho Choi

Cub Swanson was a guest on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani a week after his Fight of the Year Candidate match with Doo Ho Choi. Swanson fielded the questions that we were all wondering at one point or another during their epic battle. Most notably, “What was going through your head?” How many times … Read moreCub Swanson talks about his UFC 206 epic War

Michelle Waterson: Either Rose or Carla would lead to an interesting fight

Calling girls out isn’t Michelle Waterson’s style. After her stellar victory at UFC on FOX over Paige VanZant, she has been bombarded with questions regarding who is next.  She’s asking for anyone in the top 5, but narrowed it down to 2 girls in a recent interview with tmz sports.

Michelle Waterson: “I’ll narrow it down to 2 girls. I have ultimate respect for both ladies and I think both of them will be great fights… If they don’t give me Joanna Jedrzeczyk first, It will either be Rose (Namajunas) or Carla (Esparza). I think both of those ladies would be an interesting fight.”

Either of those fights makes sense for the Michelle Waterson. She’s been in fighting for close to 10 a decade and she just broke through the mainstream bubble. Strike when the iron is hot, as they say.

Waterson also addresses other subjects in her interview. She talks about being congratulated by Paige VanZant backstage after their fight, as well as crossing over and participating in things that are more mainstream.

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Mike Perry is ready to fight ‘As soon as possible’

There are athletes who fight and there are fighters who are athletes. Mike Perry is a fighter. Period. He tasted his first defeat on Saturday to Alan Jouban and he didn’t like it at all. The brash welterweight took to Twitter today and is already campaigning for a fight. He wants to run it back … Read moreMike Perry is ready to fight ‘As soon as possible’

UFC on FOX disclosed payouts. $320k to the California Kid

I love the $50,000 bonuses that the UFC gives out. We see fighters all the time saying , “Dana, give me that bonus!”. The situations that make it the most heartwarming is when newcomers to the promotion who are getting entry level pay, win that bonus. Such was the case this Saturday night at UFC … Read moreUFC on FOX disclosed payouts. $320k to the California Kid

Exclusive: Carwin out. Herring in to face Amir Aliakbari in The Rizin GP

News was leaked today to the general public that undefeated prospect Amir Aliakbari is now facing Heath Herring in the Rizin GP quarterfinal round. Aliakbari knew for about a week that Shane Carwin was pulled from their fight. Rizin has been scrambling to find a replacement  opponent for Aliakbari, who has been training for “TBD”. … Read moreExclusive: Carwin out. Herring in to face Amir Aliakbari in The Rizin GP

UFC on FOX: Sacramento. Play by Play & Results

UFC on FOX Main Card Paige VanZant vs Michelle Waterson Round 1: Waterson is doing a nice job mixing up her kicks n punches. They clinch and Waterson gets a great throw out of it. She gets the body lock and works hard for the rear naked choke. VanZant fights it off for a moment, … Read moreUFC on FOX: Sacramento. Play by Play & Results

Bellator 169: King Mo Lawal vs Satoshi Ishii Results & Play by Play

Bellator 169 results from Dublin, Ireland. Heavyweight: King Mo Lawal vs Satoshi Ishii King Mo comes out and uses his boxing very well from the outside. Mo gets Ishii to the ground and as Ishii stands up, Mo unloads heavy left hooks. Another takedown for Mo, but Ishii again gets up. Ishii has nothing for … Read moreBellator 169: King Mo Lawal vs Satoshi Ishii Results & Play by Play

UFC Sacramento Early Weigh-in Results

All the fighters for the UFC on FOX: Fight Night 22 card, made weight at the early weigh-ins on Friday. The card is headlined by Paige Van Zant vs Michelle Waterson in a women’s strawweight bout. Or as I like to call it, ‘Dancing with the Karate Hottie’. After his beat down of WWE Superstar … Read moreUFC Sacramento Early Weigh-in Results