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One of the most crucial parts of joining a UFC fight is the drug screening. However, if you're clean and good then it's no problem at all.
After the successful UFC 126 event comes the drug test results. The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday gave the official state of the 13 fighters which were screened for performance enhancing substances and drug abuse during UFC 126. The good news is the 13 fighters came out clean.
The following UFC 126 athletes were tested: Vitor Belfort, Anderson Silva, Rich Franklin, Forrest Griffin, Jake Ellenberger, Jon Jones, Miguel Torres, Donald Cerrone, Chad Mendes, Paul Taylor, Demetrious Johnson, Mike Pierce, and Kyle Kingsbury.
The event ended with Anderson Silva defending his belt and knocking out Vitor Belfort.View Article Source »
UFC 126 winners are now rejoicing for a job well done. Kudos not only to their fighting careers but also for the salaries the fighters received.
Together with the list of suspended fighters for last Saturday’s fight, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the fighters’ salary information for UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort.
UFC 126 showcased the victory of middleweight champion Anderson Silva via K.O. against Vitor Belfort. Forrest Griffin tapped down Rich Franklin in the co-main event. UFC 126 took place last Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
The figures below states the salaries plus the bonuses received by the fighters based on the report released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.Read the rest of the article »
The winning and losing on UFC 126 event comes with injured fighters. The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the official list of fighters who will have to recuperate for a while.
Behind the crunching knockouts and undisputed victories, fighters cannot deny the fact that obtained injuries that have to be attended immediately. Win or lose, injured fighters are priorities of UFC thus the implementation of medical suspensions.
Topping off the suspended fighters is Vitor Belfort who is suspended due to a face kick from Anderson Silva. Also, fighters Forrest Griffin and Jake Ellenberger will need a doctor’s clearance before entering any fight.
Check out the list of fighters suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after the jump.Read the rest of the article »
Forrest Griffin speaks of his victory and his career goals.
Last Saturday, UFC 126 concluded with positive feedbacks from fans. The fight was followed by a post-event interview that lets fighters answer questions of media about the fight.
On this note, Forrest Griffin speaks of his win over Rich Franklin. His victory in this fight is his ticket to get a title and to stay longer inside the octagon.
The interview of Forrest Griffin after the break.Read the rest of the article »
Jon Jones speaks of his victory that made him a step closer to the title shot.
UFC 126 concluded last Saturday with a bang. Anderson Silva was declared the middleweight champion after knocking out Vitor Belfort with a stunning “video-game” kick. After the fight, the winners welcomed the press and spoke about wins and their plans.
Jon Jones speaks outside the octagon about his victory over Ryan Bader and how it is to win a title shot in an unexpected manner. Watch his post-fight interview after the break.Read the rest of the article »
When the champion speaks, we listen.
Anderson Silva, reigning middleweight champion, never experienced any failure inside the octagon. With his upcoming fight, he’s planning to continue the legacy he started. This Saturday, Silva will defend his title against Vitor Belfort, a warrior coming back after a long rest.
He openly answered questions from the media about his title defense against Belfort. However, one thing is for sure: he’s determined to defeat the contender.
Exclusive interview with Silva after the skip.Read the rest of the article »
Are you pro-Silva or pro-Belfort?
After being out of the octagon for a year and half, Vitor Belfort returns to the spotlight this Staurday at UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort. He will battle middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Last Wednesday, he answered the media’s questions about his plans on the fight.
Thinking about it, which side would you take? Contender Vitor Belfort or Champion Anderson Silva?
Watch the interview here after the break.Read the rest of the article »
Join your favorite UFC fighters on the week-long marathon of events in preparation for UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort.
The UFC 126 event is fast approaching, and UFC officials are inviting fans to take part in the fight-week activities.
While this Wednesday’s UFC 126 press conference will not be an open gate, fans need not to get disappointed since they are still invited to attend Thursday’s open workout sessions.
The session features Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort, Rich Franklin, Forrest Griffin, Jon Jones, Ryan Bader, Antonio Banuelos and Miguel Torres. The event will conclude at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
The open workout takes place Thursday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT local time).Read the rest of the article »
Mario Yamasaki will officiate UFC 126 this coming February 5.
Mario Yamasaki, a veteran referee, will officiate next weekend’s UFC 126 main event between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort.
The report was confirmed today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Kieth Kizer. The jury behind the five-round bout will be Adalaide Byrd, Sal D’Amato and Glenn Trowbridge. UFC 126 will take place this Feb.5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
The night’s main card airs on Spike TV together with two preliminary fights.
The longtime martial arts enthusiast officiated fights for famous organizations like UFC, Strikeforce and PRIDE.View Article Source »
The year 2011 is a big year for Spike TV. The broadcasting company just announced that they will be airing 12 UFC Prelims and it will start next month with UFC 126.
As always, Spike TV will be broadcasting a dozen UFC Prelims this year. UFC Prelims is a one-hour program showcasing preliminary specials right before hitting the Pay-Per-View airing. The first special will be next month’s “UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort” event.
The February 5 broadcast will feature a lightweight fight between Donald Cerrone (13-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Paul Kelly (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and a featherweight fight between Chad Mendes (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Michihiro Omigawa (12-8-1 MMA, 0-2 UFC) live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.Read the rest of the article »
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