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UFC, Returns to Toronto for UFC 140

Written on August 03, 2011 by Lulu

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UFC is gearing for a Toronto comeback, after its UFC 129 tourney, for the upcoming UFC 140.

UFC is planning to make their return to Toronto on December 10 for the UFC 140. This will be the second event of the promotion in the said place, after having a succesful debut at UFC 129 back in April. The news was confirmed by sources that are close to the situation on Tuesday, following an initial report from ESPN.com.

Toronto is the place that hosted the largest MMA event in North America, when UFC 129 hit the city. Over 55,000 fans attended the said tournament, which featured Canadian – Georges St-Pierre – in the Rogers Centre.

While UFC 140 will be the promotion’s second trip to Toronto, there’s still no fight card that was announced or rumored for the said show. But it was reported that UFC 140 will be held at the Air Canada Centre. It is also said that UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre – who fights at the end of October at UFC 137 – will be absent for the said event. So there will be a chance for a new headliner to prove the ability to carry the Toronto card in December.

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GSP’s Left Eye Back to Normal

Written on May 17, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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GSP is a back on training after his left eye's visibility has got much better from 10 percent visibility.

Georges St-Pierre is training again after his left eye healed. His left eye was damage during his fight against Jake Shields at UFC 129, resulting to Hyphema or bleeding of the eye. GSP took a rest for while to fully recover and bring back his left eye’s full vision.

Georges St-Pierre’s jiu-jitsu coach and ophthalmology, Dr. Bruno Fernandez, said that the fighter’s vision was affected by the injury and could barely see things clearly. The ophthalmologist insisted that eye sight was really measured based on the lost field of vision, clarity and depth perception. He also elaborated that having Hyphema is like looking through a really dirty window, making your vision significantly impaired.

Georges St-Pierre was lucky that the blood in his eye has been reabsorbed in two weeks after his fight. Some extreme hyphema might cause permanent visual impairment according to Dr. Bruno Fernandez.

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Jake Ellenberger Wants Jake Shields Next

Written on May 08, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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As soon as Jake Ellenberger gets his hand injury healed, he would like to take the challenge of fighting Jake Shields next.

During last week’s UFC 129, Jake Ellenberger doesn’t look like he only had two weeks to prepare for his fight against Sean Pierson. He actually came out strong, and was able to dispatch his opponent off the first round with a counter-left punch. However, Jake Ellenberger acquired a hand injury that caused him to go under surgery last Tuesday.

That said, the six or so weeks off due to hand injury will push Jake Ellenberger to take a bit of vacation. But when he fights again, he has one particular opponent that would like to take — that’s if UFC matchmaker, Joe Silva, will allow it.

Jake Ellenberger has been looking forward to fight Jake Shields next.

“I definitely still think Shields is on that level; he’s a top guy. Fighting a guy like GSP, that’s a tough feat in it’s own, but Shields is still a top ten guy in the division. I’m ready, I really feel I’m ready. I’m just ready to face those top ten guys.”

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Match-ups to Make After UFC 129

Written on May 07, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Fighting Insider has listed a couple of match-ups that MMA fans would want to see after UFC 129.

George St-Pierre – though he retained his welterweight championship belt – left the people insatiable, as he was unable to finish Jake Shields at last Saturday’s UFC 129. More over, this victory left the champion few worthwhile options at the 170lbs division.

So what match-ups should UFC make after UFC 129? Posted after the skip are what MMA fans would want to see.

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UFC Fighters, to Undergo Medical Suspension After Bloody Fights

Written on May 03, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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fighters ache after UFC 129 event

After bloody fights happened at UFC 129, prominent fighters will undergo 60-days medical suspension. These includes Randy Couture, George St-Pierre, Mark Hominick and Jason Brilz who received severe painful strikes from their opponents. George St-Pierre’s eyes was bloodied in his fight against Jake Shields, while Randy Couture loses a tooth in his fight against Lyoto […]

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GSP, OK After UFC 129 Eye Injury

Written on May 03, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Good news Rush fans! The UFC welterweight champion, George St-Pierre, did not sustain any permanent damage to his vision this past Saturday at UFC 129. He just need to recover.

After a long and plodding five-round fight, the welterweight champion – George St-Pierre – acquired an eye injury at UFC 129. He was poked in the left eye by one of Jake Shields’ open-hand strikes. He suffered internal bleeding, which severely affected the his ability to fight. After the GSP vs Shields bout, the former immediately informed Joe Rogan about the injury.

His trainer, Greg Jackson, estimated that it will take the champion a month for full recuperation.

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Should Mark Hominick’s Hematoma Have Prompted a Stoppage?

Written on May 03, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Following Mark Hominick's duel against Jose Aldo last Saturday, many fans were asking: Is his Hematoma that dangerous? Let Dr. Johnny Benjamin tell you the answer.

Mark Hominick’s swelling forehead was one of the most grotesque images that people saw at UFC 129 last Saturday. But was it dangerous? MMAJunkie’s Dr. Johnny Benjamin discusses the nature of Hematoma, whether it was right to continue last Saturday’s match, and how such injuries are treated.

According to Dr. Benjamin, visually compelling injuries like Hematoma must be properly inspected by well-trained cage-side medical staff, experienced corner men and vigilant referees. When properly handled, such injuries poses minimal risk to the affected athlete. Hence, an enlarging forehead Hematoma that doesn’t significantly affect an athlete’s vision is not dangerous. As a result, the fight can continue.

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Machida Wins; Couture Loses Tooth Before Leaving UFC

Written on May 02, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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Randy Couture, being a real fighter that he is, was still able to joke about his lose tooth after suffering a front kick from Lyoto Machida.

The UFC’s legendary and former light heavyweight champion, Randy Couture, lost a tremendous fight against Lyoto Machida at UFC 129. Randy Couture suffered a heavy front-kick strike by Lyoto Machida in the second round, leading to a knockout.

Randy Couture who was motionless for minutes after he was knock out, showed no frustration and stood up waving to the crowd and still manage to joke about a conversation between him and Joe Rogan: “I think the last time we had this conversation, I had all my teeth.”

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Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes, Set for UFC 134?

Written on May 02, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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After Jose Aldo successfully defended his title against Mark Hominick at UFC 129, is Chad Mendes next in line?

Following the most difficult title defense of his career, Jose Aldo’s next bout was already speculated. After the featherweight champion’s Fight of the Night victory over Mark Hominick at UFC 129, press people asked UFC President – Dana White – about the Brazilian’s future. However, Dana White was non-committal whether Jose Aldo will make his way to UFC 134. He even asserted that he might have other plans for the featherweight champ.

But with August 6 penciled as Jose Aldo’s tentative return, the next logical question emerged: Who will be the featherweight champion’s next contender?

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UFC 129: GSP vs Shields Results

Written on May 02, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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The results for UFC 129: GSP vs Shields are in! Check out who among your favorite fighters went home smiling, and who left the Octagon empty-handed.

For the sixth straight time, UFC welterweight champion – George St-Pierre – successfully defended his belt against Jake Shields. However, the champion was unable to secure a finish, as his challenger lasted for 25 minutes.

The GSP vs Shields highlights last Saturday’s UFC 129 event that took action in Toronto’s Rogers Centre. The event graced UFC’s first stadium show, while the sold-out ticket sales was the largest in the history of North American MMA.

Check out the full UFC 129: GSP vs Shields results after the skip.

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