• George Sullivan Receives Provisional Suspension for Potential UFC Anti-Doping Violation

    UFC welterweight George Sullivan was supposed to fight Hector Urbina in the UFC on FOX 20 early prelims in July, but that was before he was unexpectedly pulled from the fight card for a potential conflict with the promotion’s anti-doping policy. On Wednesday, Sullivan was provisionally suspended…

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  • Jon Jones, Brock Lesnar could face shorter suspensions for failed drug tests

    Jon Jones’ USADA suspension could be just for one year. What was expected to be possible two-year suspensions for Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones after failing drug tests last month will be shortened, according to MMA Fighting. This comes due to a World Anti-Doping Agency code that lists…

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  • Nick Diaz Reportedly Jumped at a Las Vegas Night Club

    UFC fighter Nick Diaz was reportedly involved in an altercation at Hyde, a nightclub in the Bellagio, in Las Vegas on Tuesday night. TMZ Sports reported the news after confirming the incident with a Hyde representative. According to TMZ, the rep told them that Diaz “went to the bathroom around…

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  • UFC May Soon Be Headed to Russia

    With the UFC set to expand into New York State for the first time ever with its UFC 205 fight card at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12, the promotion could be looking to extend its reach even further in the near future. Speaking on the UFC Unfiltered podcast, company president Dana White expressed…

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  • Bellator Just Signed The Hottest Free Agent In MMA, Rory MacDonald

    Since pretty much the sport’s inception, the UFC has stood head and shoulders above its competition as the pinnacle of MMA — a place where only the best of the best could compete for guts, glory, and perhaps most importantly, a bigger paycheck than they could expect to receive anywhere else. …

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  • UFC Declines to Match Offer, Rory MacDonald Likely Headed to Bellator

    Former UFC welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald appears to be headed to Bellator MMA. It has been no secret that MacDonald fought out the final fight on his UFC deal when he lost to Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night 89 in June. It has also been no secret that Bellator had a strong…

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  • The Wait For Ronda Rousey's Return Continues After UFC Confirms She Won't Fight In New York City

    From the moment a thunderous headkick from Holy Holm sent Ronda Rousey to the canvas with a thud at UFC 193 last November, speculation has been rampant about just when Rousey will make her return to the octagon. The earliest and most fiscally responsible guess was UFC 200, but that pipe dream came…

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  • Nate Diaz could face suspension for vaping cannabis after Conor McGregor fight

    Nate Diaz was seen casually vaping on the dais when speaking to the media following his Saturday night loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 202. Little did he know that it may get him into some hot water with USADA. “It’s CBD,” Diaz said.

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  • Donald Cerrone Happy with Difficult Win, Taking Aim at UFC 205 in New York

    UFC welterweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is on a roll right now, having picked up three wins in a row, including his most recent victory, a second-round TKO of Rick Story at UFC 202 this past weekend. “You know, they say you need to be able to win on your worst day and today was mine,” Cerrone…

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  • Welterweight Li Jingliang Notified of Potential Anti-Doping Violation

    Chinese welterweight Li Jingliang was notified by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency of a potential policy violation stemming from his July 8 fight against Anton Zafir on The Ultimate Fighter 23 preliminary card. “The UFC organization was notified by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that it has…

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  • Should McGregor/Diaz 3 Happen Immediately? Let's Argue About It

    Having turned in one of the greatest fights in promotional history at UFC 202 last weekend, the question of what lies next for Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz has quickly risen to the top of the conversation in the MMA world. McGregor has called for a trilogy fight at 155 pounds (and hinted that…

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  • Brock Lesnar's Temporary Suspension Extended; Prohibited Substances Revealed

    Brock Lesnar‘s temporary suspension for twice testing positive to a prohibited substance was extended by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Tuesday. Lesnar tested positive for two prohibited substances in two drug tests related to his UFC 200 bout with Mark Hunt. According to Nevada Deputy…

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  • UFC on FOX 21 Bout Cancelled

    A UFC on FOX 21 bout scheduled for this weekend in Vancouver has been cancelled.

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  • Nate Diaz's UFC 202 Post-Fight Vaping Triggers USADA Investigation

    Nate Diaz turned heads at his UFC 202 post-fight press conference as much for vaping during it, as he did for his comments about fighting Conor McGregor. “I can confirm that USADA is aware of the situation and is currently gathering information in order to determine the appropriate next steps,”…

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  • Conor McGregor's coach advises against defending his UFC featherweight title

    Now that Conor McGregor avenged his loss to Nate Diaz at 170 pounds, the UFC’s plan is for the Irishman to head back down to the featherweight division to defend the title he won in December against Jose Aldo. If he doesn’t plan to defend his title, UFC president Dana White has stated that…

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  • Donald Cerrone Hints That His Days In The UFC May Be Numbered

    For the past five years, Donald Cerrone has been about as exemplary a UFC employee as the promotion could possibly ask for. Having just finished off Rick Story in spectacular fashion at UFC 202, it was beginning to look like Cerrone had found himself a new home in the UFC’s welterweight division…

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  • UFC Sale is Final as Notice Goes Out to Fighters

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship is now officially in the hands of WME | IMG co-CEO's Ari Emanual and Patrick Whitesell. UFC officials confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that the company switched hands last Wednesday, which was the last day on the job for UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta. Dana White signed a…

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