Demetrious Johnson suspended indefinitely by CSAC due to injured knee

Demetrious Johnson

Demetrious Johnson suffered a slight tear to his LCL ligament in his knee. The California State Athletic Commission will need to see a medical clearance from a doctor before they will allow Demetrious back into the cage. During his fight at UFC 227 suffered an injured knee and what he initially believed to be a broken foot. … Read moreDemetrious Johnson suspended indefinitely by CSAC due to injured knee

Cody Garbrandt broke his hand during fight with TJ Dillashaw

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Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw let the fists fly, one of the shots broke Cody’s hand Cody’s manager Ali Abdelaziz has indicated that Cody Garbrandt suffered a broken hand during his Bantamweight title fight with TJ Dillashaw last weekend. He and TJ Dillashaw met in the feature bout of UFC 227 and it was an action-packed fight … Read moreCody Garbrandt broke his hand during fight with TJ Dillashaw

UFC 227 Fight Motion preview: A look back at the action!

UFC 227 Fight Motion

UFC 227 was a crazy night of action, take a look back with Fight Motion

UFC 227 is in the books, but you can relive the highlights in super slow motion by checking out the UFC 227 Fight Motion preview. These videos are incredible and they are available with a Fight Pass membership. In these highlights, you can relive the moments from the two championship fights.

TJ Dillashaw retained his title when he stopped Cody Garbrandt in the first round of their rematch. Cody again had Dillashaw hurt first, but threw caution to the wind and got sloppy, got clipped and finished. It’s the second time Cody had TJ on the rails in a fight, only to get stopped moments later.

Henry Cejudo made history when he became the first fighter to win Olympic gold and then earn a UFC title. He won a razor-thin Split Decision victory over Demetrious Johnson to become the Flight champion. It was an incredible fight and Henry pressured DJ for five rounds, earning the victory.

You can see all of the UFC 227 results right here.

Cha-Ching! Four UFC 227 fighters made six figures

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The main and co-main event combatants from UFC 227 all made out pretty well this past weekend. Each of the top four fighters on the card all pulled in six figures. Of course, this is all before sponsor dollars and Reebok, etc. However, the disclosed UFC payroll is nothing to scoff at. Demetrious Johnson led … Read moreCha-Ching! Four UFC 227 fighters made six figures

Demetrious Johnson might have a new nickname, “Bigfoot”

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Johnson has a badly swollen foot and believes he injured his knee as well Saturday night. Demetrious Johnson seemed to handle his loss to Henry Cejudo Saturday night exceedingly well. He clapped for the new champion as the results were read aloud by Bruce Buffer. He was gracious in his post-fight interview. He’s just a … Read moreDemetrious Johnson might have a new nickname, “Bigfoot”

Early weigh-ins results, UFC 227 traditional faceoffs. From Staples Center.

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The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California is the site of UFC 227 tomorrow night. First, the fighters need to square off for the traditional weigh-ins. The early weigh-ins already took place and everyone made weight with no high drama.

They go live at 6 PM/ET 3 PM PT

Fight Card

UFC 227 PPV Main Event:

TJ Dillashaw (135) vs. Cody Garbrandt (134.75) *Bantamweight Championship
Demetrious Johnson (125) vs. Henry Cejudo (124.5) *Flyweight Championship
Renato Moicano (146) vs. Cub Swanson (145.25)
JJ Aldrich (115.75) vs. Polyana Viana (115)
Thiago Santos (185.5) vs. Kevin Holland (184.75)

FX Prelims

Pedro Munhoz (135) vs. Brett Johns (135.25)
Ricky Simon (135.25) vs. Montel Jackson (136)
Kyung Ho Kang (136) vs. Ricardo Ramos (135.5)
Sheymon Moraes (146) vs. Matt Sayles (145.75)

Fight Pass Prelims

Alex Perez (126) vs. Jose Torres (125)
Danielle Taylor (115.25) vs. Weili Zhang (115.5)
Wuliji Buren (135.5) vs. Marlon Vera (135.5)

Quick Picks – UFC 227 TJ Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt

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Everyone stop what you’re doing, it’s time for Quick Picks! Alert the media, I went 5-0 this week on the PFL 5 card. Ring the bell, sound the alarm and send in the clowns! It was a perfect performance, and I almost hit all five manners in which fights would end. I went four for five, … Read moreQuick Picks – UFC 227 TJ Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt

UFC 227 Embedded Ep. 4 – Doing media and getting ready

UFC 227 Embedded

The UFC releases another UFC 227 Embedded Episode It’s that time again, UFC 227 Embedded episode 4 is launched and you can see it below. In this episode, the fighters are all in Los Angeles ahead of UFC 227. In this episode TJ Dillashaw is all about training, getting in a lot of work ahead … Read moreUFC 227 Embedded Ep. 4 – Doing media and getting ready

The UFC had themselves the UFC 227 media day faceoffs today

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The UFC held the UFC 227 main card faceoffs today and everyone was well behaved. However, that’s not to say that the pre-weigh-in staredowns weren’t intense. The only surprise came when Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw didn’t talk trash to each other. Usually, you can’t put those two in the same room together without something popping off. Both remained calm and handled their media duties with class.

On the opposite side of the spectrum was Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo. Despite their little Twitter wars, the two seemed friendly and almost jovial. Trying to judge them based on appearances is tough, but Cejudo already looks like this is a rough cut. DJ looked hydrated and rested as he attempts to set another record with this title defense.

Renato Moicano will look to climb the rankings as he takes on Cub Swanson on Saturday night. Cub is on a two-fight losing streak but has never lost three fights in a row. He’ll look to stop the 12-1 Moicano to avoid slipping down the rankings. Growing a mustache and looking like an extra from ‘Training Day’ may just do the trick.

Polyana Viana stunned on the red carpet and squared off against JJ Aldrich for their strawweight fight.

Lastly, Thiago Santos will look to rebound from his loss to David Branch when he takes on promotional newcomer, Kevin Holland.

The actual weigh-ins and faceoffs will take place tomorrow and you can stream them here on MikeSwick.com.

UFC 227 Embedded Ep. 1 – Gearing up for fight week

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UFC 227 Embedded Episode 1 has been released.

It’s that time again, The UFC has released their initial episode of the Embedded series, covering UFC 227. The episode features flyweight challenger Henry Cejudo getting work done in the hot Pheonix sun. He’s doing some reaction drills that are pretty impressive and hiking in the blistering heat. It looks miserable.

Demetrious Johnson is also getting into the gym after he takes his kids to Petco, which is an adventure in itself. The Johnson family is into praying mantises, well, almost the whole family. Demetrious’ wife Destiny, not a fan.

TJ Dillashaw is shown mixing training in with being a new father, and he seems to be handling both quite well. He looks really sharp heading into his rematch with Cody Garbrandt. Speaking of which.

Cody and his team are on a private jet heading to LA for fight week. They are comfortable and Cody holds his baby and talks about wanting to give his son the world. I always think a fighter changes when he’s fighting for more than himself. Both TJ and Cody have young sons, and I think it’ll make this a more compelling fight.

From the UFC

On Episode 1 of UFC 227 Embedded, flyweight title challenger Henry Cejudo incorporates military-grade reaction drills and hot-weather hikes into his workout schedule. Dominant champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson braves a pet store with his children before hitting the gym. Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw embraces his first training camp as a father, as opponent Cody Garbrandt and team take a private plane to Los Angeles.

UFC 227 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two world title rematches taking place Saturday, August 4th on Pay-Per-View.

Benito Lopez shares cankle photo that forced him out of UFC 227.

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Benito Lopez was all set to fight at UFC 227 next week but an ankle sprain has forced him out of the fight. You hear ‘sprain’ and it sounds like no big deal, but ankle sprains can be devastating. A normal foot can look like an oversized cankle and that’s what Lopez is dealing with. … Read moreBenito Lopez shares cankle photo that forced him out of UFC 227.

Take a look at the broken nose that kept Volkan Oezdemir off of UFC 227

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Volkan Oezdemir’s nose has certainly seen better days! Volkan Oezdemir was supposed to face Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 227, but Volkan had to pull out of the fight with a broken nose. Evan Shoman reported that last week. Now we have a photo of it. The news certainly came as a letdown as fans were … Read moreTake a look at the broken nose that kept Volkan Oezdemir off of UFC 227

Volkan Oezdemir and Alexander Gustafsson set to battle at UFC 227

Volkan Oezdemir

Volkan was set to fight Shogun Rua, but Anthony Smith is stepping in to take his place. The UFC has been big on moving fighters around and out of scheduled fights lately. We talked about James Vick being pulled from his Paul Felder fight to face Justin Gaethje and now Shogun lost his opponent as … Read moreVolkan Oezdemir and Alexander Gustafsson set to battle at UFC 227

Bombs away at UFC 227. Cub Swanson vs Renato Moicano.

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The UFC announced Cub Swanson vs Renato Moicano for UFC 227 in August. This fight is added to a card that will see another banger with TJ Dillashaw vs Cody Garbrandt headlining. Headed to Hollywood. 🎬@CubSwanson prepares to make the walk against the rising Renato Moicano. #UFC227 pic.twitter.com/FopXtnlDnT — UFC (@ufc) May 24, 2018 Cub … Read moreBombs away at UFC 227. Cub Swanson vs Renato Moicano.

Could this summer provide a Nate Diaz vs. GSP mega-fight?

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Dana White has said that the UFC is working on Diaz/GSP at Lightweight Last time we saw Georges St Pierre in the Octagon, he’d just submitted Michael Bisping and become the UFC Middleweight champion. In his next fight, we might see him in another new weight class. That’s right Dana White says they are trying … Read moreCould this summer provide a Nate Diaz vs. GSP mega-fight?