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Report: Mark Hunt Still Has to Cut 19 Pounds Before Tomorrow’s UFC Fight Night 52 Weigh-Ins

("They said I was too fat to fight Roy Nelson. That's when I knew I had a problem." / Photo via Getty) I don't mean to alarm you, but we might have another "Renan Barao hitting his head while getting out of the tub"-type situation on our hands. An unnamed UFC source told Yahoo!'s Kevin Iole that UFC Fight Night 52 headliner Mark Hunt weighed 284 pounds today — a full 19 pounds above the heavyweight limit of 265. Weigh-ins are tomorrow at 4 p.m. Tokyo time. Holy crap. Iole also mentions that Hunt "began his training camp at an astounding 340 pounds," although that part of the Yahoo! article is linked to a dead page, so who even knows. Maybe Mark Hunt is trolling us. Maybe Kevin Iole is trolling us, which wouldn't be the first time. During his stint in the UFC, Hunt's weight has floated between 261 pounds (before his UFC 135 decision win against Ben Rothwell in 2011) and 266 pounds (before his UFC on FUEL 8 TKO of Stefan Struve in 2013). Usually, being a heavyweight MMA fighter means you can only eat double-cheeseburgers on the day before weigh-ins, rather than your normal triple-cheeseburgers. A lot of cheat days on the schedule, is what I'm saying. But if Hunt was really coming down from 340, my God, that's even worse than McCorkle. What happened, dude? We'll update you as we know more.
Posted on: 18 September 2014 - 3:58 pm  |   | 

Stefan Struve, Alistair Overeem Set For UFC On FOX 13

Heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve will collide to close out 2014, as the pair are set to meet at UFC on FOX 13, officials confirmed late Wednesday night. The card takes place December 13 from Phoenix and the U.S. Airways Center. It marks the first trip by the promotion to Phoenix. The only other […]

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Posted on: 18 September 2014 - 1:00 pm  |   | 

TUF 20 Episode 2 Video Highlights: Calderwood vs. Kagan, Felice Herrig’s Blurred-Out Crotch + More

I decided not to do a "TUF Checklist" post for TUF 20 episode 2, because there were no absurd Dana White exaggerations, none of the women said "I'm not here to make friends" or made any scary proclamations, there were no misleading teases for future episodes, and honestly, the ladies didn't really "bring it" during the fight. (#2-ranked Joanne Calderwood looked hesitant and flat in the first round, and still managed to beat #15-seed Emily Kagan in a two-round majority decision.) The updated TUF 20 bracket is here, if you're interested. Luckily, the Ultimate Fighter YouTube channel has posted clips of the relevant moments from last night's episode, as well as some unaired footage. Notably absent: The scene where some of the Team Pettis fighters tell their coaches that they're not happy with the stop-and-go vibe of the training. According to Randa Markos, that confrontation may have compelled Duke Roufus to leave the show. The clips continue after the jump. If you have any thoughts on the episode — other than the obvious — please share 'em.
Posted on: 18 September 2014 - 11:44 am  |   | 

UFC Booking Alert: Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve, Lyoto Machida vs. CB Dollaway Added to December Cards

("Whoooo...whoooo...whoooo wrecked another one of my goddamned parlays?" / Photo via instagram.com/alistairovereem) With three knockout losses in his last four fights, Alistair Overeem has become almost the biggest bust in UFC history. But he'll get at least one more chance to salvage his career later this year, when he faces fellow Dutch heavyweight Stefan Struve at UFC on FOX 13 (December 13th, Phoenix). UFC officials confirmed the booking yesterday. Overeem was most recently spotted enjoying a private performance of Ben Rothwell's celebratory jig, earlier this month at UFC Fight Night 50. Struve hasn't competed since his jaw-breakin' TKO loss to Mark Hunt back in March 2013. Since then, "Skyscraper" has been sidelined due to a heart condition. Struve was slated to face Matt Mitrione at UFC 175 in July, but fainted backstage before his fight and was not allowed to compete. UFC on FOX 13 will also feature a win-or-get-fired lightweight bout between Jamie Varner and Drew Dober, and will "more than likely" host a heavyweight match between ex-champion Junior Dos Santos and highly regarded contender Stipe Miocic; we'll let you know when that one is finalized. In other UFC booking news...
Posted on: 18 September 2014 - 9:50 am  |   | 

And Now He’s Fired: Francis “Frankie Cars” Carmont Axed Following Three Straight Losses

("Hang on a second, Frankie, cause you just blew my f*cking mind." via Getty) Francis Carmont -- or as they refer to him on the CME podcast, "Frankie Cars" -- has experienced one of the more surprising career downswings of them all in recent months. A training partner of Georges St. Pierre up at Quebec's Tristar gym, Carmont kicked off his UFC career with six straight victories, including wins over Costa Philippou, Chris Camozzi, and Lorenz Larkin to name a few. While his grapple-heavy style was never exactly crowd-pleasing (and some of his aforementioned victories overshadowed by questionable judging decisions), Carmont was steadily working his way toward becoming a top contender in the middleweight division according to many. Then 2014 happened, and Carmont suddenly couldn't buy a win. In successive appearances, he dropped a pair of unanimous decisions to Ronaldo Souza and CB Dollaway at Fight Night 36 and 41, respectively. If that wasn't bad enough, poor Frankie Cars was then crumbled by the patented overhand right of Thales Leites (a.k.a Tally Lates) at Fight Night 49 last month, making it three straight losses for the once promising French Canadian. And today, the news of Carmont's release comes straight from the horse's mouth, er, Facebook page:
Posted on: 17 September 2014 - 4:00 pm  |   | 

After Being TKO’d by Fallon Fox, Tamikka Brents Says Transgender Fighters in MMA ‘Just Isn’t Fair’

(Fox and Brents, pre-fight. Photo via CCCW) Transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox earned her second straight win on Saturday, when she TKO'd Tamikka Brents in the first round at a Capital City Cage Wars event in Springfield, Illinois. Brents reportedly suffered a concussion and a broken orbital bone during the two-minute beatdown, and required seven staples in her head. As you probably recall, Fox became a lightning rod for controversy after publicly coming out as transsexual last year, with everyone from Joe Rogan to Cain Velasquez to Peggy Morgan voicing their opinions about why she shouldn't be allowed to compete against natural-born women. UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione caught a brief suspension when he blasted Fox during an MMA Hour appearance, calling her "a lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak." Now, Tamikka Brents is re-starting the debate/witch-hunt in the wake of her loss to Fox, by declaring it unfair for transgender fighters to compete in women's MMA. Here's what she said to WhoaTV in an interview published today: "I’ve fought a lot of women and have never felt the strength that I felt in a fight as I did that night. I can’t answer whether it’s because she was born a man or not because I’m not a doctor. I can only say, I’ve never felt so overpowered ever in my life and I am an abnormally strong female in my own right,” she stated. “Her grip was different, I could usually move around in the clinch against other females but couldn’t move at all in Fox’s clinch...
Posted on: 17 September 2014 - 2:58 pm  |   | 

Francis Carmont Released Despite Six UFC Wins

Francis Carmont could not survive a three-fight losing streak, confirming on Facebook that he has been released from the UFC. Carmont (22-10) won his first six fights with the promotion as part of an 11-fight win streak overall. The 32-year-old topped Costas Philippou, Lorenz Larkin, Chris Camozzi, Tom Lawlor, Karlos Vemola and Magnus Cedenblad from […]

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Posted on: 17 September 2014 - 1:00 pm  |   | 

14 GIFs of Melvin Manhoef Being Awesome and/or Terrifying

(It just goes on and on, doesn't it?) This Friday, MMA/kickboxing veteran Melvin Manhoef will make his Bellator debut against Doug "The Rhino" Marshall, in a fight that Marshall promises "is gonna be off the hook." [Ed. note: We would have also accepted "off the chizzle."] In honor of this guaranteed barnburner, we've rounded up 14 of our favorite Melvin Manhoef GIFs, which continue after the jump. Check 'em out, and bear witness to one of the most ferocious fight-finishers and dancers in all of combat sports.
Posted on: 17 September 2014 - 11:30 am  |   | 

And Now He’s Retired: Jorge Gurgel Calls It Quits After Horrific Accident Claims His Mother’s Life

On August 29th, Silvia Gallo, the mother of UFC and Strikeforce veteran Jorge Gurgel, was hit by a taxi while crossing Madison Avenue and 79th Street in New York City’s Upper East Side. She was killed almost instantly, despite the incredible efforts of several bystanders to save her. Jorge had spoken to his mother some 40 minutes before the accident. She was running a few final errands before departing the city to begin a year-long stay in Ireland, where she would work as a Pilates instructor. The conversation they had was brief, but nothing short of foreboding, as MMAJunkie reports:
She literally said, ‘If you die tomorrow, everybody’s lives will still go on. You don’t need to take care of everybody. I want you to get rid of all the bad energy in your life. You have to get rid of all the crazy. It was of those mom speeches.
Jorge's mom was always his biggest supporter, even if she couldn't find it in her to attend her son's fights in person. Recalled Gurgel, “Everywhere we went (she said), ‘This is my son. The fighter I talked about. This is the fighter.’ She was just so proud." But at the same time, Silvia was also the strongest proponent urging for his retirement. It was "never his true calling," she would tell him. After 12 years and nearly 25 professional bouts, Gurgel had done as much as he could as a fighter. But as a coach, there was still plenty of life left in him. “If you continue to fight, you’re never going to give your students or the future generation a fair chance,” she told him. And in keeping with his mother's wish, Jorge Gurgel has decided to retire from mixed martial arts competition.
Posted on: 17 September 2014 - 10:30 am  |   | 

[VIDEO] Dana White Shows Off His Money Gun Filled With Heroin Bullets, Or Whatever, For Jetset Magazine

Dana White has long been known to have a...let's call it "eccentric" taste in art. Look no further than the paintings and portraits lining the walls of his office, which range from a Yakuza member having sex to a gorilla holding a gun, to confirm this. Basically, The Baldfather's art collection is an extension of his personality: abrasive, extravagant, slightly intimidating, and lacking in anything resembling nuance. You might even say that Dana White is to collecting art what Miley Cyrus is to making it. Taking some time away from his busy schedule, White recently gave the folks at Jetset Magazine (whatever that is) a tour of "the most testosterone-filled office in the world" while more or less discussing how baller his life is. It was a pretty interesting interview for the most part -- a clashing of cultures reminiscent of his bizarre luncheon with the Financial Times. The far and away most head-scratching moment came early on, however, when White showed off one of his favorite art pieces: An AK-47 wrapped in dollar bills and stuffed with heroin and cocaine. We're guessing that the artist behind it goes by a pseudonym.
That's a gun that's taped up in dollar bills. What this piece of art represents is ... literally on the other side on that clip, those are all real drugs in there. There's cocaine, black tar, heroin, and a bunch of other actual legit drugs that are in the clip over there. It represents what war is really all about. What happens as a result of war. It's all about money, what happens to the soldiers who go over and fight, most of them become addicted to drugs or messed up somehow. So it's pretty cool what this piece of art represents.
Today's lesson: If you are a rich white man, you can possess cocaine and heroin as long as it's "art." (And by "art", we mean a base-level interpretation of war delivered with the subtlety of an Ed Hardy rape whistle.) -J. Jones
Posted on: 17 September 2014 - 9:00 am  |   | 

The 10 Greatest Finishing Moves in MMA: 2014 Edition

It’s been quite a while since we first penned our list of "The Ten Greatest Finishing Moves in MMA" and a lot has changed in the time since. While some of our choices are even more relevant now than they were when the list was originally published in April of 2011, most of them seem either inaccurate or simply out of date in light of current circumstances. Knowing what we know now, we’ve decided to update our list to align with today’s MMA landscape. Enjoy.  #10 - Matt Mitrione's Football Tackle Matt Mitrione has evolved into quite the knockout artist since his time on TUF 10, and it's easy to see why: He's incredibly light on his feet for a man his size and is easily one of the most purely violent punchers in the heavyweight division. All the man named "Meathead" needed was a little refinement, go figure. That being said, two of Meathead's last three KO victories have come less by any sort of striking technique and more by a football-style collision of two giant dudes (phrasing). His 19-second finish of Philip De Fries at UFC on FUEL 9 was the first knockout to come by way of hip thrust in UFC History and his recent win over Derrick Lewis at Fight Night 50 looked like something between a forearm shiver and a In any case, it's obvious that Mitrione's professional football past has largely aided his MMA present, and we hope to one day see him score the KO via Goldberg Spear he has been working towards for years now.
Posted on: 16 September 2014 - 7:04 pm  |   | 

Miesha Tate vs. Rin Nakai UFC Promo: ‘Fighting Queens’

(props: UFC on YouTube) Outside of the Mark Hunt vs Roy Nelson main event, the most compelling matchup at this Saturday's UFC Fight Night 52 event in Saitama might be Miesha Tate vs. Rin Nakai — a meeting between an American former title contender and an undefeated Japanese mythical creature best known for semi-nude baking. The oddsmakers have Tate (rightly) pegged as a strong -240 favorite, but with the burly Nakai enjoying home-field advantage, it's hard to count her out completely. This "Fighting Queens" promo gives us a closer look at Nakai's backstory, judo prowess, and training environment, and reveals her as a humble competitor who welcomes the challenge of representing Japanese women in the Octagon. As her trainer Fumio Usami puts it: "In order to make MMA really take off in Japan, I think a Japanese fighter needs to win. I think it's important that Rin Nakai wins." Also, some random pervy dude takes photos of Miesha Tate and her friend at a shrine or something. Check it out.
Posted on: 16 September 2014 - 2:32 pm  |   | 

UFC Champion Now Targeting February, March For Return

UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks remains sidelined, and could stay that way until the early portion of 2015. Most believed Hendricks would be making his first title defense in January against Robbie Lawler, but his wrestling coach, Kenny Monday, recently told ESPN.com that isn’t likely to happen. “I know everyone would have loved January, but […]

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Posted on: 15 September 2014 - 6:00 pm  |   | 

DC, Big Brown Offer Up Thoughts On UFN 51

“UFC Tonight” brought in a pair of guest hosts familiar with the heavyweight division to discuss tonight’s UFC Fight Night 51 main event between Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Andrei Arlovski earlier this week. Silva and Arlovski will meet from Brazil on UFC Fight Pass in a rematch of a 2010 meeting won by Silva while […]

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Posted on: 13 September 2014 - 1:00 pm  |   | 

Dana White Offers Thoughts On Number Of UFC-Related Issues

UFC president Dana White was in rare form during a recent appearance on “UFC Tonight,” offering up his thoughts on a number of subjects. One of those matters discussed revolved around Alistair Overeem. The former Strikeforce heavyweight champion was recently knocked out by Ben Rothwell, suffering his third loss in his last four Octagon appearances. […]

The post Dana White Offers Thoughts On Number Of UFC-Related Issues appeared first on Fightlinker.com.

Posted on: 12 September 2014 - 1:00 pm  |   | 

Could GSP Be Back In 2015? Trainer Thinks So

Firas Zahabi, the head coach at Tristar Gym where former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre trains, believes the fighter will make a 2015 return to action. GSP retired after a successful title defense over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 last November, citing several reasons. Earlier this year, he suffered a torn ACL, but Zahabi told […]

The post Could GSP Be Back In 2015? Trainer Thinks So appeared first on Fightlinker.com.

Posted on: 11 September 2014 - 1:00 pm  |   | 

Antonio Silva Feels For Overeem, But Still Doesn’t Respect Him

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva became the first person in six years to defeat Alistair Overeem back in 2013 when he weathered the early storm and finished the former Strikeforce champion. Since, Overeem has also dropped bouts – all via finish – to Travis Browne and Ben Rothwell. And Silva can do nothing but laugh about it. […]

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Posted on: 10 September 2014 - 6:00 pm  |   | 

Latest UFC Rankings Have Been Posted

Thanks to his finish of Gegard Mousasi, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is now ranked second in the latest UFC middleweight division rankings. Souza passed Vitor Belfort and Lyoto Machida after the recent win over the No. 7 Mousasi. Belfort, though, remains on track as the next contender, taking on champion Chris Weidman later this year at […]

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Posted on: 10 September 2014 - 1:00 pm  |   | 

Retirement Is “Closer” By The Day For Former UFC Champion

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva continues to work to overcome the horrific injury that left him inside the Octagon last December screaming in pain. Silva, who suffered a broken leg when Chris Weidman checked a kick, is set to return to action in January against Nick Diaz at UFC 183. As he continues to […]

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Posted on: 9 September 2014 - 1:00 pm  |   | 

Big Ben Rothwell Seeks Junior Dos Santos Next

Ben Rothwell left a resounding thud inside the Octagon this past Friday night when he stormed through Alistair Overeem, finishing the former Strikeforce heavyweight champion in the first round. While the win was a huge one for Rothwell, the fight in general did not sit very well with him. Appearing on Submission Radio, Rothwell discussed […]

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Posted on: 8 September 2014 - 1:00 pm  |   | 


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