MMA Chronicles

If I Did It: UFC Fires Leslie Smith, Hires Greg Hardy

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12 hours ago by Nate Wilcox
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Welcome to If I Did It, the show where we grapple with PR kerfluffles from the world of MMA. This week we look at the UFC’s decision to not re-sign union organizer Leslie Smith while bringing controversial NFL veteran Greg Hardy into the fold. Right after the show, watch the same team tackle PR kerfluffles from the worlds of media and politics on If The Shoes Fit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r...

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Antonio Carlos Junior wants to end 2018 close to UFC title shot

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 3:00 PM Apr 24, 2018 by Lucas Rezende
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UFC middleweight Antonio Carlos Junior wants two more fights this year after his submission win over Tim Boetsch. Fresh off a submission win over middleweight veteran Tim Boetsch at UFC on FOX 29, Antonio Carlos Junior is already making plans for his future, which involve getting as close as possible to a title shot before 2018 is up. As the Brazilian jiu-jitsu blackbelt told Portal do Vale Tudo, ...

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Leslie Smith planning legal action against UFC: “What the UFC did was illegal.”

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:45 PM Apr 24, 2018 by Tom Taylor

If things had gone according to the initial plan, Leslie Smith would have fought Aspen Ladd on the undercard of last weekend’s UFC Atlantic City card. Regrettably, things took an incredibly ugly turn at the last minute, and the end result was Smith’s release from the UFC. The trouble began when Ladd missed weight for […] The post Leslie Smith planning legal action against UFC: “What the UFC did wa...

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TOTD: Jones backs up ‘DC’ in ridicule of ‘tough guy’ Gustafsson

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:00 PM Apr 24, 2018 by Lewis Mckeever
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Jon Jones joined in the fun on social media and took a dig at Alexander Gustafsson for having never won a UFC title. Top UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson was a recent guest on the Joe Rogan experience MMA show, and the Swede couldn’t help but take a few light-hearted digs at Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones. ‘The Mauler’ has also called out ‘DC’ and Jones on social media, and it di...

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Report: Teixeira vs. Latifi slated for summer UFC event

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1:00 PM Apr 24, 2018 by Lucas Rezende
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A potential light heavyweight bout between Glover Teixeira and Ilir Latifi is in the works for the upcoming UFC Hamburg card on July 22. A potential barnburner between UFC light heavyweight sluggers Glover Teixeira and Ilir Latifi is in the works, according to a report from Swedish website Kimura. Ag Fight later reported the bout will take place at UFC Fight Night 134, on July 22. The 38-year-old ...

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Lee: Ferguson will never be the same after knee injury

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12:00 PM Apr 24, 2018 by Milan Ordoñez
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Kevin Lee believes UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson will never be the same again after the recent knee injury. UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson is currently on the sidelines nursing a knee injury. It was an ailment that forced him out of his scheduled UFC 223 title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Along with a graphic photo of his stitched up knee that he posted on In...

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Ex-Bellator fighter Vila charged with second degree murder

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:00 AM Apr 24, 2018 by Tim Bissell
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The 47-year-old MMA fighter is currently being held, without bond, at Turner Guildford Knight Correctional Center in Miami, FL. Alexis Vila-Perdomo (aka Alexis Vila), a veteran of over 20 MMA fights, has been arrested in Miami-Dade County, FL and charged with Second Degree Murder. He is currently jailed at Turner Guildford Knight Correctional Center in Miami with no bond set. News of Vila-Perdomo’...

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Junior Dos Santos, Lil Nog and Marcos Rogerio de Lima All Get USADA Suspensions Lifted

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:42 AM Apr 24, 2018 by Drake Riggs
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Following Josh Barnett’s potentially groundbreaking reprimanding from USADA comes three more cases that have been reduced resulting in fighting freedom. Most notably is the former UFC heavyweight champion and two-time challenger, Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos who last fought at UFC 211 against Stipe Miocic in May of last year. The man often referred to as […] The post Junior Dos Santos, Lil Nog and M...

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Junior Dos Santos, Lil Nog and Marcos Rogerio de Lima All Get USADA Suspensions Lifted

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:42 AM Apr 24, 2018 by Drake Riggs
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Following Josh Barnett’s potentially groundbreaking reprimanding from USADA comes three more cases that have been reduced resulting in fighting freedom. Most notably is the former UFC heavyweight champion and two-time challenger, Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos who last fought at UFC 211 against Stipe Miocic in May of last year. The man often referred to as […] The post Junior Dos Santos, Lil Nog and M...

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Kevin Lee won’t be moving up to welterweight anytime soon

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1:00 AM Apr 24, 2018 by Lewis Mckeever
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Kevin Lee might struggle to make the 155-pound weight limit, but ‘The Motown Phenom’ has no immediate plans to move up to 170. Kevin Lee put on a fantastic performance this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 128, beating Edson Barboza from pillar-to-post at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. But that performance was somewhat tainted by Lee’s failed weight cut, as The Motown Phenom entered t...

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USADA: JDS, Lil’ Nog test failures were caused by tainted supplements

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 9:16 PM Apr 23, 2018 by Mookie Alexander
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Junior dos Santos, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, and Marcos Roger de Lima are all cleared to return to UFC competition following an investigation by USADA into their drug test failures. Over the span of two months from August to October, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, light heavyweights Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Marcos Rogerio de Lima were flagged by USADA for potential anti-dop...

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TJ: No way Garbrandt deserves rematch, ‘but I’m happy to do it’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 8:00 PM Apr 23, 2018 by Lewis Mckeever
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T.J. Dillashaw talks about his upcoming rematch with Cody Garbrandt at UFC 227. Fans, fighters, and the media wanted to see T.J. Dillashaw drop down to 125-pounds to take on pound-for-pound No. 1 Demetrious Johnson in a champion vs. champion superfight. But instead, Dillashaw will defend his bantamweight title against ex-teammate turned rival Cody Garbrandt in an immediate rematch at UFC 227. Whil...

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PHOTO | Check out the new Conor McGregor inspired art that Joe Rogan has added to his studio

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:54 PM Apr 23, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Joe Rogan has added a new piece of art to his studio, and it’s one Conor McGregor supporters will probably like. See this piece, which is essentially a grid composed of Conor McGregor’s mugshot, below. New art for the studio 😜 A post shared by Joe Rogan (@joerogan) on Apr 23, 2018 at 11:43am PDT […] The post PHOTO | Check out the new Conor McGregor inspired art that Joe Rogan has added to his stu...

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Oezdemir vs. Shogun rebooked for UFC Hamburg main event

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 7:00 PM Apr 23, 2018 by Harry Davies
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After being pulled from UFC Chile, Volkan Oezdemir vs. Shogun Rua will now headline UFC Hamburg on July 22nd. Originially scheduled to headline UFC Chile on May 19th, Volkan Oezdemir and Shogun Rua will instead headline the UFC’s card in Hamburg, Germany on July 22nd. Oezdemir was recently pulled from a fight with Rua in Chile as he was unable to leave the United States due to his arrest last Nove...

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Aljamain Sterling explains why he called out Dominick Cruz after UFC Atlantic City win

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:20 PM Apr 23, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Last weekend, on the main card of the UFC’s exciting stop in Atlantic City, long-time bantamweight contender Aljamain Sterling returned to the Octagon for the first time since his tough, knockout loss to Marlon Moraes. His opponent in this comeback fight was Brett Johns, who he dominated to a lopsided unanimous decision victory. Shortly after […] The post Aljamain Sterling explains why he called o...

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