Tag Archives: Ultimate Fighting Championship

Jon Jones turns focus to Cormier

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones would prefer to fight Daniel Cormier, and notAlexander Gustafsson, in his next title defense, according to UFC president Dana White. In comments made to UFC.com on Monday, White said Jones has still refused to sign bout agreements … Continue reading

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MMA testosterone exemptions high

Vitor Belfort was 33 years old when an Ultimate Fighting Championship doctor in Las Vegas — whose name has faded from his memory — diagnosed low testosterone as the cause for his feeling “tired and lethargic.” The fix for the … Continue reading

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Dana White backs bid for ban on TRT

LOS ANGELES — UFC president Dana White is “thrilled” by the Association of Ringside Physicians’ call for the elimination of testosterone replacement therapy in mixed martial arts. White still believes the UFC can’t be solely in charge of eliminating steroid … Continue reading

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NY Minute: Mixed-martial arts may have new supporter — if more regs included

  Rory MacDonald, of Canada, left, exchanges punches with Robbie Lawler during a UFC 167 mixed martial arts welterweight bout in November in Las Vegas. Lawler won by split decision. A New York state lawmaker, who has formerly opposed mixed-martial … Continue reading

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Gustafsson-Manuwa set for March

By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com A UFC light heavyweight fight between Alexander Gustafsson and undefeated prospect Jimi Manuwa has been scheduled for March 8 at the O2 Arena in London. Manuwa replaces Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, who was originally scheduled to fight Gustafsson but withdrew last week due … Continue reading

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JdS confident ahead of rubber match

By Andrew R. Davis ESPN Stats & Information As talented a fighter as Junior dos Santos has proved to be inside the Octagon, there was always a noticeable defect in his game: He was predictable.It was no secret that the minute dos … Continue reading

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Expect ground battle between Maia, Shields

By Franklin McNeil ESPN.com Any fighter vowing to grapple with Demian Maia inside the Octagon should be pulled aside and given a stern talking to. In the jiu-jitsu world, Maia’s skills are as good as it gets. He’s a master grappler who … Continue reading

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MMA: What next for Brandon Vera?

Chula Vista‘s Brandon Vera began his MMA career with an eight-fight unbeaten streak. Saturday’s loss to Ben Rothwell dropped him to 12-7-1. — David Brooks The highlights of Brandon Vera’s career reside in the past. A little more than a year … Continue reading

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Legal woes not distracting Cerrone

  Al Powers for ESPNBest foot forward: Donald Cerrone, left, hopes to bring his most complete form into Wednesday’s fight with Rafael dos Anjos. Backing away from a fight is not in Donald Cerrone’s DNA. Whether the fight is inside … Continue reading

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Conor McGregor’s U.S. MMA debut leaves him hungry for more

By any objective account, Conor McGregor’s American coming-out party should be judged a success. The charismatic featherweight from Dublin made his U.S. debut Saturday night in America’s most Irish city. A throng of green-clad fans waving Irish flags at TD … Continue reading

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