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November 12th 2014

Bonnar and Ortiz pass random CSAC drug tests

Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar, who are set to fight in the main event at Bellator 131 this weekend, have both passed random urine drug tests administered by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). The news was given to MMAFighting.com by CSAC executive director Andy Foster. According to the report, Bonnar has passed two random urine tests while Ortiz has...
November 12th 2014

[Video] UFC 180 Embedded (episode 1)

In this first episode of the new UFC Embedded vlog series, building up to this weekend's UFC 180 event in Mexico, we get a look at the activities of main card fighters Fabricio Werdum, Mark Hunt, Dennis Bermudez and Ricardo Lamas. The goings on in this episode include Werdum attending the Mexican National BJJ Tournament and his main event opponent Mark Hunt...
November 11th 2014

Between the Sheets: "Mexico is going to explode," says Cook

The UFC are due to venture into Mexico for the first time in the promotion's 20-plus-year history this weekend with UFC 180, headlined by an interim heavyweight title fight between Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt. Inside the current edition of Fighters Only magazine, we speak exclusively with UFC chief global brand officer Garry Cook shares his plans for global...
November 11th 2014

Shogun not interested in retirement, hints at move to 185lb

The fighting future of Brazilian MMA legend Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua was called into question following his 34-second TKO loss to Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 56 on November 8th, as talks of a possible retirement emerged regarding the 32-year-old. However, in a recent post on his official Facebook page, Rua suggested instead that his next career move could be to...
November 10th 2014

Twitter Review: UFC Fight Night 55 & 56

The UFC held yet another double-bill of events this past weekend with UFC Fight Night 55 in Sydney, Australia, followed by UFC Fight Night 56 in Uberlandia, Brazil. The Australia card exceeded all expectations with a record 11 finishes (not a single fight went to a decision) while the Brazilian event did not exhibit quite as much action. Below are some of the...

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