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Daniel Cormier plans to expose Roy Nelson’s legendary chin

Written on October 16, 2013 by Hector

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Daniel Cormier doubts the longevity of Roy Nelson's legendary chin

Roy Nelson arguably has the best chin in the whole roster of UFC. Big Country has proven it in his entire UFC career; he has managed to stay on his feet while taking the best shots of hard hitting heavyweights like Fabricio Werdum, Frank Mir, Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos. Nelson may have lost all that fights but none can argue the toughness that he displayed in those one-sided beatdowns. He has only been stopped once in his career, and that happened more than 5 years ago at the hands of former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski.

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Frank Mir considering retirement if he will be released from UFC

Written on October 08, 2013 by Hector

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Frank Mir while protesting the stoppage loss to Josh Barnett at UFC 164

Former heavyweight champion Frank Mir is thinking of retirement once the promotion cuts him if he loses to Alistair Overeem in UFC 169. The fight between the two is considered as a “loser leaves town” battle since both fighters is coming off consecutive losses. Mir is in a 3 fight losing skid while Overeem has suffered back to back losses. Both men were stopped twice in those defeats.

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Dana White scrapped Jones – Teixeira from Super Bowl weekend event

Written on October 08, 2013 by Hector

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The UFC light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira will no longer headline UFC 169

It looks like fight fans will have to wait longer for the light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira. It was officially announced last week that the fight will take place in UFC 169 but Dana White scrapped the idea and told the media that the schedule of the fight has not been finalized yet.

“Jones vs. Teixeira on February 1 is never, ever a done deal” says Dana White in an interview last Monday. He made it clear that the fight will certainly happen but not on the rumored date.

“That’s going to be later. That was never a done deal. “Our people put it out, but they shouldn’t have” added the UFC president.

He then hinted that Jones and Teixeira would likely square off in March, around the same time with Alexander Gustafsson’s return bout in Sweden or London. White also promised that Jones and Gustafsson would surely meet again if both fighters win their next fights.

It was also announced last week that the heavyweight matchup between Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir was moved to the Super Bowl event (UFC 169) from its original schedule on November 16. The removal of the Jones – Teixeira fight leaves Mir vs. Overeem as the only match that was scheduled for UFC 169.

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Werdum blasts Overeem: “He’s not the same fighter without the juice”

Written on October 07, 2013 by Hector

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Fabricio Werdum attributes Alistair Overeem's dominance to performance enhancing drugs

Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem have met twice in their career and each of them holds a victory over the other. Werdum drew first blood when he submitted Overeem in Pride more than seven years ago. The former K-1 Grand Prix champion later avenged the loss with a unanimous decision victory in 2011.

According to Werdum, Overeem has not performed well after testing for elevated levels of testosterone in the pre-fight test of his scrapped title shot against then champion Junior Dos Santos. Overeem took a year long hiatus and returned to the cage with back to back knockout losses to Antonio Silva and Travis Browne.

“He lacks a little bit in gas because of his steroids,” says Werdum. “He changes a lot if you take his juice off. Everybody saw what happened. Overeem is one fighter with his juice, but he changes completely without the juice. They took his powers.”

However, Werdum also expects Overeem to get past Frank Mir and possibly knock him out in their upcoming fight early next year.

“Let’s see how he does against Frank Mir, if he changed his strategy or training,” he said. “Frank is not doing well recently too, I believe Overeem will defend the takedowns and knock him out.”

[Photos from imguol.com]

 

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Overeem vs. Mir moved to Super Bowl event as the supporting bout for Jones vs. Teixeira

Written on October 04, 2013 by Hector

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Alistair Overeem vs. Frank Mir moved to UFC 169

The light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira is now officially booked as the main event of UFC 169 that will be held at on the Super Bowl weekend. Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem will also square off as the supporting bout of the event. The news was announced this Thursday night on Newsday and was later confirmed by UFC officials.

The UFC also noted that they moved the Overeem-Mir fight to give Mir ample time to recover after his knockout loss to Josh Barnett last August. The fight was originally scheduled in November 16 as a part of the 20th anniversary of UFC.

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Following the footsteps of big brother: Sergio Pettis signs with UFC

Written on October 02, 2013 by Hector

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Sergio Pettis will make his octagon debut against Vaughan Lee in UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks

Sergio Pettis, the younger brother of UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will make his octagon debut next month. He will face off against Vaughan Lee as part of the card of UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks.

The 20 year old Milwaukee native branded as “The Phenom” is earlier regarded as a flyweight prospect. However, he will campaign as a bantamweight in the UFC. He is unbeaten in his 9 professional fights with only 3 of those fights going the distance. In his latest outing, Pettis submitted James Porter with a kimura in the 2:33 mark of the first round.

His opponent, Vaughan Lee (13-9-1, 3-2 in UFC) has split his last 2 fights. He beat Motonobu Tezuka via unanimous decision last February but was submitted by Raphael Assuncao in his succeeding fight.

UFC 167 will take place at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14. The event is headlined by a welterweight title fight between Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks. It will also feature Chael Sonnen and former light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans in the co-main event as well as a possible “loser leaves town” battle between Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir.

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Daniel Comier Ready to Move to UFC

Written on October 16, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Heavyweight fighter Daniel Cormier set to fight for Strikeforce for one last time before moving to UFC

Undefeated heavyweight fighter Daniel Cormier is set to make a move to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, after he fulfills his last fight for Strikeforce. Cormier was scheduled to fight Frank Mir in Oklahoma City next month.

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Frank Mir Pulls Out of Bout Versus Daniel Cormier Due to an Injury

Written on September 20, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Frank Mir was supposed to crossover from UFC to Strikeforce in his supposed to be heavyweigh fight versus Daniel Cormier

Former UFC champ, Frank Mir’s scheduled bout versus Daniel Cormier will no longer push through. The news was announced last Tuesday at the news show, Sports Rage. According to reliable sources, Mir has suffered from a knee injury, forcing him to withdraw from his scheduled fight.

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UFC 146 Drug Tests Come Back Clean

Written on June 01, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Frank Mir was given a TRT exemption for his title match against Junior dos Santos.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the drug testing results for the recently concluded UFC 146 event. The records show that all 24 fighters came in negative for the usage of performance enhancing drugs and/or recreational/drugs of abuse, NSAC executive director Keith Kizer confirmed.

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Dos Santos and Mir to be Featured in UFC Primetime on FX

Written on May 03, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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A three-part special feature on UFC 146 Headliners Junior Dos Santos and Frank Mir to air in FX

In anticipation of next month’s ‘UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir’ event, UFC Primetime is set to feature a three-part special on UFC champ Junior Dos Santos and former title holder Frank Mir.

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