766 Search Results for suspended

Nov 9, 2015 10:34 am

UFC Fight Night 77 Medical Report: 5 fighters could be out for 6 months

UFC Fight Night 77 proved to be an onslaught amongst warriors in the cage as five fighters from the card face mandatory medical suspensions as long as 180 days. MMA Junkie reported the medical suspensions coming from the Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA, also known as CABMMA, or the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission, following UFC...

Nov 9, 2015 9:24 am

UFC exec: Anderson Silva wants to fight in Brazil in comeback fight

Although nothing is set for the return of Anderson “The Spider” Silva yet, Giovani Decker, general manager of the UFC’s Brazil office says that a fight in Silva’s homeland is likely on his wish list. “I think it’s another wish of Anderson’s to fight in Brazil; I think every fighter has that wish,” Decker said...

Nov 6, 2015 10:59 pm

USADA notifies Valerie Letourneau of potential violation ahead of UFC 193

As Valerie Letourneau prepares for the biggest bout of her MMA career on November 14th against Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the UFC women’s strawweight championship, she knows she will be unable to have her longtime cornerman Hector Lombard in her corner. Lombard is currently suspended by the NSAC, which has resulted in Letourneau being unable to...

Nov 6, 2015 7:00 am

Anthony Johnson: ‘Jon was always the champ’

Top UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson has been reignited now that his division has a returning top talent in Jon Jones, who is bound to shake the division. Johnson who lost a title fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier spoke with MMA Junkie on how the former champion, Jon Jones is bringing something...


Nov 6, 2015 7:00 am

Anderson Silva hints on comeback with more focus than ever

UFC legend Anderson Silva announced on his Facebook page that he is ready to come back to the UFC. The former UFC middleweight champion often talked about in pound-for-pound lists was suspended for one year after testing positive for steroids in his fight with Nick Diaz at UFC 183. Silva posted a photo with this...

Nov 4, 2015 9:06 am

Jones inks first new sponsor since suspension

After Jon Jones infamous brawl with Daniel Cormier, he told the NSAC that he lost his sponsorship with Nike. Then, when Jones was suspended indefinitely by the UFC following his hit-and-run case back in April, he lost his sponsorship with Reebok. Now, just weeks after being reinstated by the UFC, Jones has inked his first...

Nov 4, 2015 8:22 am

Shields upset NSAC ignored Palhares’ eye-gouges

Last month Rousimar Palhares answered to the NSAC for holding a kimura submission after Jake Shields tapped out at WSOF 22. Following the bout Palhares was immediately stripped of the WSOF championship. Palhares was suspended for 2 years for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ given that this isn’t the first time he has held a submission after his...

Nov 2, 2015 11:50 am

Jon Jones admits he made the wrong choices in his lifestyle

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was recently reinstated by the UFC and is looking to get back the championship belt. “Bones” was suspended from the UFC in April with legal battles involving a hit-and-run accident in New Mexico and shed light on his past choices in life via Twitter. You have every right to...

Oct 30, 2015 8:07 am

Palhares reacts to “unfair decision” handed down by NSAC

Yesterday former WSOF champion Rousimar Palhares appeared in front of the NSAC for unsportsmanlike conduct after once again holding a submission after his opponent tapped. The incident occurred at WSOF 22 when Palhares held a kimura submission after Jake Shields tapped out. Referee Steve Mazzagatti intervened, and it appeared Palhares was still refusing to relinquish...

Oct 29, 2015 8:56 pm

Rousimar Palhares’ manager disagrees with NSAC suspension

Yesterday it was revealed that Rousimar Palhares was suspended for 2 years for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ after continuing to hold a kimura despite Jake Shields tapping and referee Steve Mazzagatti attempting to separate the two. In addition, Palhares has to forfeit $40,000 from his fight purse, and was stripped of the WSOF welterweight title. In a...

Oct 29, 2015 10:57 am

Daniel Cormier has high praise for Jon Jones and wants to be his welcome back fight

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has just one loss in his professional MMA career, coming from the hands of former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. In April, Jones was suspended from the UFC with legal battles involving a hit-and-run accident in New Mexico. Jones was sentenced to probation in September, and is now...

Oct 27, 2015 9:50 pm

Diaz in talks with NSAC, could potentially return in 2016

When Nick Diaz was handed a 5 year suspension from the NSAC last month there was an uproar. Many called out the NSAC for abusing their power and essentially forcing the end of Diaz’s MMA career. A petition was started, which received support from numerous high-profile figures including Cher, Wiz Khalifa, Gina Carano, and more....

Oct 25, 2015 4:08 pm

Daniel Cormier takes his UFC Light Heavyweight Title for a ride

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier is taking some much deserved time off after a busy year. Cormier kicked off 2015 with a championship fight against Jon “Bones” Jones and even though he put in a losing effort, he still showed that he could be championship material by going the distance. Cormier would return to...

Oct 20, 2015 8:13 am

Chael Sonnen discusses UFC 200 return rumors

Despite Chael Sonnen announcing his retirement prior to being handed a 2-year suspension from the NSAC back in July of 2014, there has been much speculation as to whether or not Sonnen will return to the sport when his suspension is up. ‘The American Gangster’ recently shut the door on talks of a potential return...

Oct 19, 2015 10:29 pm

Jon “Bones” Jones and Daniel Cormier go at it on Twitter!

Several months after their first meeting in the octagon for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 182, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier are ready to go at it again. Jones reigned supreme in the light heavyweight division for nearly four years before he was forced to relinquish the championship due to legal issues. After...

Oct 19, 2015 2:37 pm

Sorry, “Rumble” Johnson! Ryan Bader’s sights are set on Daniel Cormier

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson is looking to get on the path back to the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship and his latest attempts at calling out Ryan Bader dug deep. It looks like Bader won’t be taking the bait, however, as “Darth’s” manager informed Fox Sports that they will be waiting it out for the return of...

Oct 18, 2015 5:37 pm

Chael Sonnen stands firm on retirement: ‘I am not coming back’

Chael Sonnen has not stepped foot in the octagon since fighting Rashad Evans at UFC 167 nearly two years ago in November 2013. He was scheduled to clash with Wanderlei Silva at UFC 173, but one of Sonnen’s pre-fight random pre-fight drug tests forced him out of the fight when it came back positive for...

Oct 17, 2015 8:09 am

Inside look at Jon Jones’ court-appointed outreach work

Former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones is currently working through the 72 court mandated community service appearances he has to do as part of a plea agreement from his infamous April hit-and-run incident. ‘Bones’ has been posting pictures from his outreach work on his social media accounts. Check it out: Great meeting with the...

Oct 15, 2015 11:21 am

Missed Weight, Lost Fight, Pushed Ref And Now Fails Drug Test –– No Really!

I would say things could be worse for this UFC fighter, but man, right now that seems like that’s really not possible. UFC lightweight Francisco Trevino took on newcomer Sage Northcutt at UFC 192. Trevino failed to make weight for the fight, coming in at 160 pounds, but that was just the start. Trevino went...

Oct 13, 2015 10:38 am

Rivals To Friends — GSP Pledges To Help Nick Diaz Defeat NSAC Suspension

Once rivals, now friends? Maybe. Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has been one of the only MMA fighters to not comment on the controversial Nick Diaz five year suspension, until now. GSP recently talked to RDS, a Canadian news outlet, and talked about the situation. The former 170 pound king said he thinks the...

Oct 13, 2015 10:13 am

Uh-Oh! UFC Has Deadspin And Sb Nation Twitters Shut Down

The UFC and the NFL got two Twitter accounts shut down for apparently violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or basically because the accounts were showing short clips of copyrighted material, i.e. clips of PPV events and other sports events. The UFC and NFL complained to Twitter, who then suspended the accounts @Deadspin and @SBNationGIFs....

Oct 13, 2015 7:45 am

Nick Diaz Needs 18,000 More Signatures, And There’s Only Three Days Left

Alright guys, time for the final stretch. Nick Diaz’s official White House Petition has until October 16 to reach 100K signatures. Currently, at the time of writing this, the petition stands at 81,136 signatures, meaning that we need to get 18,864 more to reach the goal. So, if you haven’t done so yet sign it...

Oct 12, 2015 3:00 am

Cormier: Critics would have ‘had a field day with me’ if I lost to Gus

Daniel Cormier stepped into the octagon in Houston, Texas with a gameplan in mind to successfully defend his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 192. Unfortunately for him, he was facing Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson and was forced to fight the hardest fight of his life. Gustafsson and Cormier left it all in the octagon...

Oct 11, 2015 5:25 am

Bellator champ: ‘Warren deserves a longer suspension for failed drug test’

The self-proclaimed “Baddest Man on the Planet” Joe Warren’s plans for a run at Bellator’s bantamweight championship were pushed to the side after he failed a drug test for marijuana. Now, Marcos Galvao is left opponent-less once again for his fight at Bellator 144. Eduardo Dantes was originally supposed to fight Galvao at Bellator 144,...

Oct 9, 2015 10:56 am

WATCH! Nick Diaz Responds To Cher’s Support

Last week music icon Cher sent out a tweet, to her millions of fans, showing her support for UFC fighter Nick Diaz, who was handed a controversial five year suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Cher is just one of many who have come forward and publicly shown they’re on team #FreeNickDiaz. TMZ Sports...

Oct 9, 2015 8:47 am

Free Nick Diaz — Sign The Petition Now!

Alright guys, we’re now on the home stretch and need a final big push to get this thing going. Nick Diaz’s official White House Petition has only a week left to meet its goal and only needs 27,286 more signatures. It’s currently at an astounding 72,714 signatures, that’s crazy! But, we need more. So, if...

Oct 6, 2015 7:25 pm

Palhares Wants Out Of WSOF, Asks NSAC To ‘Judge Me As I Should Be Judged’

Former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares was stripped of his World Series of Fighting welterweight title and suspended indefinitely following his most recent fight against Jake Shields. In that fight he repeatedly put his fingers near Shields’ eye and seemed to scratch, or gauge them. Even after the referee warned him he continued to do so. Then,...