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Renan Barao won’t defend interim title, will wait for Dominick Cruz

By   /  2012-10-18  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao has been on the sidelines since his July 21st win overUrijah Faber to claim the belt. Dominick Cruz, the holder of the regular belt, is expected to be on the shelf for a while longer while he rehabs his torn ACL, and it was expected that Barao would probably defend his interim title […]

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UFC lightweight Jeremy Stephens released after 12 days in jail

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Twelve days after being arrested on the morning of his scheduled UFC on FX 5 bout against Yves Edwards,Jeremy Stephens is once again a free man. A press release issued by Stephens’ management team, Evolution Agents, confirmed that Stephens was released on $100,000 bond from Polk County Jail in Des Moines, Iowa, at 3:30 p.m. Central time Wednesday. The […]

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LATEST NEWS UFC Nick Diaz will have to fight top contender before earning UFC title shot

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For all his charms, Nick Diaz has quickly become one of the most popular fighters on the UFC rosters. And in light of recent announcements regarding Alistair Overeem and Chael Sonnen, it wouldn’t be without precedent to see Diaz return from a one-year suspension to an instant shot against the winner of Georges St-Pierre vs. Carlos Condit. However, according to UFC […]

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White: Jones/Sonnen not just to boost TUF ratings

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Now, with Jones unable to go until April and thus, not available to fight Henderson on Feb. 2, White had to adjust. The irony of the situation is that if Jones had taken the fight against Sonnen at UFC 151 when it was offered, he likely wouldn’t have injured his arm and wouldn’t be hurt […]

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Hendo: Should I quit training and just go to s#!% talking school?

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Yesterday the LA Times reported that the coaches for the next season of TUF were going to be UFC Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones against challenger Chael Sonnen. Response was mixed – fans were generally at once eager for the inevitable amazon of trash talk, but dubious about Sonnen’s qualifications for a title shot. Sonnen had not […]

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Wand: I’d like Belfort or Sonnen next

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“Two names that I’m thinking I want to fight right now are (Vitor) Belfort and (Chael) Sonnen,” Silva today told media. “They are good fights for me.” Silva said he can drop to 185 pounds if need be, or fight at light heavyweight. “I think I can be ready in one month if the UFC […]

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Trainer: Chael had no idea, will be biggest fight in history

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Tuesday night Lance Pugmire from LATimes.com announced that UFC Lightheavyweight champion Jon Jones would face challenger Chael Sonnen on April 27, 2013, following a season as opposing coaches on the 17th season of The Ultimate Fighter. Initial fan reaction was split, not so much from fan to fan as within each fan – most people thought […]

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FX exec: TUF moving to another night

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Today on a media call to announce the casting of Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen as coaches for the next Ultimate Fighter, an executive from the FX network, Chuck Safter, revealed that the show will move to another day of the week. The show has been broadcast on Fridays for the first two seasons on FX, […]

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