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Just like other sports competitions, fighters undergo drug tests to assure a clean game. It was a fortunate event that UFC 121 and Strikeforce Challengers 11 fighters came out clean and drug free.
Good News! All the fighters who competed las October’s UFC 121 and Strikeforce Challengers 11 events are clean and free of drug abuse or any other performance-enhancing agents.
This news was today confirmed by a representative from the California State Athletic Commission.
The UFC 121 event took place last Oct. 23 in Anaheim, while Strikeforce Challengers 11 took place Oct. 22 in Fresno.
The current list of fighters tested were not disclosed, however CSAC traditionally tests headliners and other competitors chosen randomly from each card. UFC 121 featured a bout between Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez for heavyweight title fight, whereas Strikeforce Challengers 11 was headlined by welterweights Roger Bowling vs. Bobby Voelker.
All of the fighters tested negative for drugs of abuse (such as marijuana and cocaine), as well as anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancers.View Article Source »
Unlike the past UFC events, UFC 121 made an exception. The UFC officials got more than what they expected. The promotion earned huge number of attendees and high ratings too.
Last weekend’s UFC 121 event featuring Lesnar vs Velasquez has drawn 14,856 attendees for a live gate of $2,237,070. These figures were given by the California State Athletic Commission. The event took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Even though the attendance was roughly identical to the estimated digits, the gate total increased a bit from the $2.15 million estimation.
The lastest UFC event was headlined by a title fight between Brock Lesanr vs Cain Velasquez. It also scored 8th place as the highest attendance on UFC’s 20 events so far. It also scored the biggest among the organization’s California-based events.Read the rest of the article »
Just like on the previous UFC fights, the California State Athletic Commission released the list of fighters who will face medical suspensions due to injuries acquired from the fights.
As usual, the California State Athletic Commission has issued the medical suspensions of fighters from UFC 121 event last Saturday. There are 13 fighters all in all including the heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. He was suspended for six months. In addition to this, co-headliners Jake Shields, Diego Sanchez, Court McGee and Patrick Cote are also facing the six-month suspensions.
Lesnar loss via TKO on the first round is roughly out for 180 days with no contact due to eye injuries. He also faces a 60 day suspension due to left cheek laceration.
Shields, who won against Martin Kampmann, is suspended 180 days with no contact because of under bleeding of the eye and blurred vision.
Sanchez, who won over Paulo Thiago, has a right-wrist fracture, resulting to an 180-day suspension.Read the rest of the article »
Fighting on short notice is a familiar theme to him. Upon learning that his opponent Thiago Silva was injured, Tim Boetsch, though disappointed, looks forward to his fight with newbie Todd Brown.
The news that Thiago Silva, Tim Boetsch’s opponent on the scheduled UFC 117 on August 7, was injured made Boetsch somehow sad. He wished everything was of false news.
“I just had my phone blowing up from text messages and messages from everybody saying, ‘Sorry, Thiago dropped out.’ At that point I haven’t even heard about it — slept in real late today — I was pretty confused about all that was going on,” Boetsch told MMAFighting.com, an hour after learning of Silva’s departure from the Oakland card.Read the rest of the article »
"I am giving everything I have in the training camp this time around, I will show my fans and UFC that that last fight I was only performing at 70% with no one to blame but myself," Sanchez told Buffington. "I have found my focus again I am expecting a war."
According to walterweight Diego Sanchez, he will fight Paulo Thiago at UFC 121 on October 23 at the battle field of Anaheim California.
Sanchez revealed the match up with Penny Buffington of PennyJoMMA.com and the usually super motivated TUF 1 winner said he didn’t push himself during his last fight.
“I am giving everything I have in the training camp this time around, I will show my fans and UFC that that last fight I was only performing at 70% with no one to blame but myself,” Sanchez told Buffington. “I have found my focus again I am expecting a war.”
After being defeated last December by Penn, he returned to Welteweight against John Hathaway at UFC 114 last May. Unexpectedly he lost to the 22-year old Brit by unanimous decision.Read the rest of the article »
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