Friday, 30 November 2012

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Friday, November 30, 2012

by Ben Fowlkes on Nov 30, 2012 at 2:15 am ET

When Firas Zahabi says Nick Diaz should be next in line for GSP, is this a sign that he is a visitor from outer space? What is the difference between a DQ and a no contest? This week's Twitter Mailbag tackles these big questions with all the fury it can muster.

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by Matt Erickson on Nov 30, 2012 at 1:30 am ET

Demetrious Johnson, the UFC's first flyweight champion, will host a special Q&A session for UFC Fight Club members prior to weigh-ins for UFC on FOX 5 in Seattle on Dec. 7.

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by Matt Erickson on Nov 30, 2012 at 12:30 am ET

A lightweight bout between Estevan Payan and Michael Bravo is the latest addition to next month's Strikeforce event. Sources close to the fight on Thursday confirmed the news to MMAjunkie.com.

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by Matt Erickson on Nov 29, 2012 at 11:30 pm ET

All fighters competing at Friday's Bellator 82 today successfully made weight for the show, which features a Season 7 welterweight tournament final between Lyman Good and Andrey Koreshkov.

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by Matt Erickson on Nov 29, 2012 at 10:30 pm ET

Strikeforce's January card in Oklahoma City continues to take shape with the addition of Lorenz Larkin vs. Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza and Tim Kennedy vs. Trevor Smith.

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by Kyle Nagel on Nov 29, 2012 at 9:15 pm ET

Twelve years ago, Kevin Engel's promising football career was stopped by appendicitis and he needed to find reason for contact. That had always been one of his favorite parts about the game. He was good at it, too.

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by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Nov 29, 2012 at 8:20 pm ET

January's quickly filling "Stikeforce: Champions" card in Oklahoma City has yet another addition: middleweights Roger Gracie and Anthony Smith.

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by Steven Marrocco on Nov 29, 2012 at 7:30 pm ET

ONE Fighting Championships has scheduled its next event for Feb. 2 at Putra Indoor Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It's one of 12-14 that company CEO Victor Cui has planned for 2013.

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by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Nov 29, 2012 at 6:50 pm ET

Top UFC middleweight contender Chris Weidman underwent successful shoulder surgery on Wednesday and plans to be back at full speed in four months.

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by Steven Marrocco on Nov 29, 2012 at 6:15 pm ET

Mike Dolce considers Firas Zahabi a friend and colleague, but vehemently disagrees with the trainer's belief that Nick Diaz is the No. 1 welterweight contender. That distinction, he said, belongs to Johny Hendricks.

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by Steven Marrocco on Nov 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm ET

Strikeforce's final event will serve as Josh Barnett's final obligation to the promotion, and it'll come against Strikeforce newcomer Nandor Guelmino.

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by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Nov 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm ET

MMAjunkie.com Radio kicks off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with UFC 155 fighter Jim Miller and Bellator champ/Bellator 83 competitor Zoila Gurgel.

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by Steven Marrocco on Nov 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm ET

Jose Aldo would like to exchange his four-ounce gloves for a soccer ball when he hangs it up at 35. The UFC featherweight champ told MMAjunkie.com Radio his retirement could give way to a return to his former sport.

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by Dann Stupp on Nov 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm ET

The welterweight-tournament final is set for "The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. U.K." as Brad Scott and Robert Whittaker now meet at next month's UFC on FX 6 event.

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by Matt Erickson on Nov 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm ET

Welcome to our mini-recap for episode No. 11 of "The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. UK," which this week features a welterweight semifinal between Aussie teammates Xavier Lucas and Robert Whittaker.

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by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Nov 29, 2012 at 7:30 am ET

Robert Whiteford and Chris Fishgold have been scratched from Cage Warriors 50, and featherweights Nathan Beer and Graham Turner have taken their spot on the main card.

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by John Morgan on Nov 28, 2012 at 9:15 pm ET

Since 2007, Brian Stann has served as President and CEO of a non-profit organization designed to assist military veterans in their transition back to civilian life. On Wednesday, he announced a very powerful company is taking up the same cause.

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by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Nov 28, 2012 at 8:30 pm ET

Strikeforce's next card continues to soldier on. A pair of fights now are official for "Strikeforce: Champions" as Gegard Mousasi meets Mike Kyle and Ryan Couture takes on K.J. Noons.

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by Matt Erickson on Nov 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm ET

Ask all you want about what Clay Guida's going to use for his walkout song at UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago in a couple months. He's not talking.

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by Steven Marrocco on Nov 28, 2012 at 5:45 pm ET

UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson still bristles at the thought of his most recent loss. There's a reason, however, that the 29-year-old doesn't fight the flood of emotion that still comes with it.

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by Dann Stupp and John Morgan on Nov 28, 2012 at 3:45 pm ET

If Anderson Silva meets fellow UFC champion Georges St-Pierre in a long-discussed superfight, Rogerio Camoes, Silva's strength and conditioning coach, believes it should be at 176 pounds.

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by Ben Fowlkes on Nov 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm ET

As MMA legend B.J. Penn is unfortunately learning ahead of next week's UFC on FOX 5 event, it's sometimes too late to start worrying about your legacy.

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by Steven Marrocco on Nov 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm ET

If Georges St-Pierre stays in his division and puts off a potential superfight with Anderson Silva, Tristar head trainer Firas Zahabi believes there's a No. 1 contender there, and it's not Johny Hendricks.

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by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Nov 28, 2012 at 12:15 pm ET

Featherweight champion Conor McGregor will have to wait a while longer to fight rival Jim Alers, who's been replaced by Ivan Buchinger in the year-end Cage Warriors 51 headliner.

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by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Nov 28, 2012 at 11:15 am ET

MMAjunkie.com Radio kicks off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with UFC 155's Jim Miller, UFC on FOX 5's Ramsey Nijem, and Bellator champ/Bellator 83's Zoila Gurgel.

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