313 Search Results for marijuana

May 16, 2017 8:30 am

Anthony Johnson: “I was never a fighter”

Recently, former UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson announced his retirement from MMA following his 2nd round submission loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 210, marking his second defeat to Cormier. In his post-fight Octagon interview, Johnson revealed that he would be retiring from MMA to pursue other ventures. While Anthony Johnson didn’t immediately reveal...

May 15, 2017 5:52 am

Anthony Johnson reveals new venture after retirement from MMA

Last month, in the main event of UFC 210, Anthony Johnson came up short in his second attempt to claim UFC light heavyweight gold, succumbing to a submission dealt by champ Daniel Cormier. Despite this loss, the man nicknamed “Rumble” still stood out as one of the best 205-pound fighters on earth, which is why...

May 14, 2017 1:02 pm

Nick Diaz blasts the UFC!

Nick Diaz blasts the UFC! Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz has not stepped foot inside the octagon since his UFC 183 middleweight scrap with Anderson Silva which occurred in January of 2015 in Las Vegas. The “Stockton Slugger” was outpointed by “The Spider” that night in Sin City and ended up losing the main...

May 12, 2017 2:41 pm

Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum set for UFC on FOX 25

Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum set for UFC on FOX 25 A key middleweight scrap between former division title holder Chris Weidman and streaking contender Kelvin Gastelum will headline UFC on FOX 25 which takes place July 22 on Long Island, New York. UFC officials just confirmed the bout at today’s UFC Summer Kickoff Press...

May 12, 2017 1:19 pm

Kelvin Gastelum’s USADA suspension reduced

Last year, UFC welterweight Kelvin Gastelum made the move to middleweight after proving to be inconsistent at making the welterweight limit of 170 pounds. Gastelum picked up a major TKO win over Tim Kennedy at UFC 206 in December of 2016 to pick up a major win in his middleweight debut. Most recently, Gastelum stepped...

May 12, 2017 11:02 am

Georges St-Pierre discusses possibility of Anderson Silva fight

Former UFC champions Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva have now been left without fights. In early 2017, it was announced that St-Pierre would be returning from his UFC hiatus to fight middleweight champion Michael Bisping in a highly anticipated showdown for the middleweight title. Anderson silva on the other hand, was slated to fight Kelvin...

May 11, 2017 11:07 pm

Dana White planning to have meeting with Anderson Silva

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva, and the UFC brass are currently engaged in a rather public dispute regarding Silva’s next fight. After snapping a two fight skid that saw ‘The Spider’ lose a controversial decision to Michael Bisping, before then dropping a unanimous decision to Daniel Cormier on just 48 hours notice, Silva demanded...

May 11, 2017 1:41 pm

Nick Diaz congratulates Wiz Khalifa on beginning BJJ journey

It’s no secret that the Diaz brothers smoke marijuana. In addition to their transparency regarding their usage of the plant, both brothers have been involved in very public incidents regarding marijuana. Several years ago after fighting Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz failed his post-fight drug test for marijuana, and was subsequently handed an unprecedented 5-year suspension....

May 11, 2017 11:30 am

UFC breaks good but mostly bad news regarding Anderson Silva and UFC 212

The UFC released a statement on Thursday regarding UFC 212 and it wasn’t the news that Anderson Silva fans were hoping for. With Silva’s originally scheduled opponent, Kelvin Gastelum being suspended and pulled from the fight after testing positive for marijuana, Silva was campaigning for an interim title fight against #1 UFC ranked middleweight contender...

May 9, 2017 1:50 pm

PHOTO | Neil Seery’s hilarious response to USADA

Since their partnership with USADA, numerous UFC fighters have been popped by USADA for failing drug tests, both in and out of competition. With that being said, this has resulted in numerous fighters being suspended for failed drug tests. With the UFC’s USADA partnership, fighters are required to inform USADA as to their whereabouts at...

May 9, 2017 12:59 pm

Uriah Hall says he has unfinished business with Anderson Silva

When Kelvin Gastelum tested positive for marijuana metabolites and was pulled from UFC 212, his planned foe, Anderson Silva was left without an opponent. For a time, there seemed to be a real effort in place to find a replacement opponent for Silva. During this stretch, he was called out by fellow middleweight stars like...

May 9, 2017 12:39 pm

Anderson Silva posts interesting message following retirement talk

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva is very upset that he will not be fighting at UFC 212, which takes place in his home country of Brazil. “The Spider” was slated to take on Kelvin Gastelum in Rio de Janeiro on June 3. However, Gastelum was pulled from the fight as he was recently suspended...

May 9, 2017 9:56 am

Kelvin Gastelum allegedly changed story according to Brazilian sport court

The Ultimate Fighter winner Kelvin Gastelum recently found himself making headlines for the wrong reasons when it was announced in early April that he had been pulled from his scheduled UFC 212 showdown with Anderson Silva for a failed fight night drug test following his win over Vitor Belfort. Gastelum failed the fight night drug...

May 8, 2017 11:58 am

Anderson Silva gives up on fighting at UFC 212 in Brazil

It looks like former middleweight champion Anderson Silva will not be fighting in his home country of Brazil at UFC 212, which takes place on June 3. Silva was scheduled to fight Kelvin Gastelum on the Rio de Janeiro fight card. However, Gastelum tested positive for marijuana after his fight with Vitor Belfort and his...

May 7, 2017 7:44 pm

Kelvin Gastelum reacts to his sentencing and suspension: “Suspension accepted, but I will NEVER fight in Brazil again!”

Kelvin Gastelum reacts to his sentencing and suspension: “Suspension accepted, but I will NEVER fight in Brazil again!” This past March, surging UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum scored an impressive first-round knockout victory over former UFC champion and mixed martial arts legend Vitor Belfort. His victory over “The Phenom” served as Kelvin’s third win a...

May 7, 2017 1:48 pm

Kelvin Gastelum’s impressive defeat of Vitor Belfort has been changed to a no-contest

Back in March, former welterweight contender and surging middleweight star Kelvin Gastelum scored an incredible, first-round knockout win over MMA legend Vitor Belfort. Unfortunately, this loss has been scratched from Gastelum’s record, and replaced with the words “no contest.” Shortly after his defeat of Belfort, news broke that Gastelum had tested positive for the banned...

May 6, 2017 10:12 am

Dana White responds to Anderson Silva wanting an interim title fight

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva returned to the win column this year as he picked up a decision win over Derek Brunson at UFC 208. Following the win, Anderson Silva was slated to fight streaking middleweight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 211. Unfortunately for Silva, Gastelum was pulled from the fight after failing a USADA-administered...

May 5, 2017 11:03 am

Nate Diaz goes big with business outside of the UFC

How big of a star is Nate Diaz? Well, I guess that all depends on who you ask. According to Diaz himself, he is worth more than what the UFC is willing to pay him right now. This is why we haven’t seen the Stockton scrapper in the Octagon since his rematch against Conor McGregor...

May 4, 2017 3:35 pm

Kelvin Gastelum and Shogun Rua both call Anderson Silva out

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva was initially set to fight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro, however after Gastelum’s 1st round March TKO win over Vitor Belfort, Gastelum was flagged by USADA for a failed drug test for trace amounts of marijuana in his fight night drug sample. As a result...

May 2, 2017 2:19 pm

Yoel Romero confirms that he will only fight Anderson Silva for interim title

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva is possibly be on the verge of retiring and walking away from the UFC Octagon. An obviously upset and frustrated Silva vented his feelings to Ariel Helwani on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour, stating that he desperately wants to fight in his home country of Brazil at UFC...

Apr 27, 2017 10:26 am

UFC reportedly considering shocking potential catchweight fight for Anderson Silva

Recently, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva found himself without an opponent for his UFC 212 scrap after streaking contender Kelvin Gastelum was forced out of the fight with a USADA violation stemming from a failed fight night drug test for marijuana. As a result, the UFC has been seeking a replacement opponent for Anderson...

Apr 19, 2017 4:59 pm

Management suggests Kelvin Gastelum could be back in the Octagon soon, despite USADA issue

If things had gone according to plan, former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum would be gearing up for a UFC 212 middleweight bout with MMA legend Anderson Silva as you read this. Regrettably, the young fighter became the latest victim of the United States Anti-Doping Commission’s controversial anti-marijuana legislation, and was forced out of this planned...

Apr 11, 2017 7:14 pm

Anderson Silva turns down offer to fight Yoel Romero

Anderson Silva turns down offer to fight Yoel Romero During today’s UFC 212 press conference in Brazil, former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva told reporters that he had two potential opponents in mind for the June 3 pay-per-view event. “The Spider” indicated that he was interested in a rematch with former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz,...

Apr 11, 2017 3:51 pm

Anderson Silva shuts down Belfort and Rockhold, has two opponents in mind for UFC 212

Anderson Silva shuts down Belfort and Rockhold, has two opponents in mind for UFC 212 Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva was slated to square off with surging division contender Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 212 on June 3 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Unfortunately for fight fans, news broke last week that Gastelum had been...

Apr 11, 2017 12:06 pm

Former champion offers to step in and fight Anderson Silva at UFC 212

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been absent from the Octagon since his June 2016 loss to Michael Bisping which saw the champion lose his title belt in the very first round. The loss to Bisping not only saw him lose the middleweight title, but also snapped a 5-fight win streak that spanned back...

Apr 7, 2017 6:49 am

Anderson Silva has a replacement opponent in mind for UFC 212

Anderson Silva has a replacement opponent in mind for UFC 212 Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva was slated to square off with surging division contender Kelvin Gastelum at June’s UFC 212 pay-per-view event in Brazil. However, news broke yesterday evening that Gastelum had been pulled from the event, this after he was flagged for...

Apr 6, 2017 7:30 pm

Yoel Romero offers to step in and fight Anderson Silva at UFC 212

Yoel Romero offers to step in and fight Anderson Silva at UFC 212 Top UFC middleweight contender Yoel Romero is willing to step in and fight former division kingpin Anderson Silva at June’s UFC 212 pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani recently tweeted that “The Soldier of God” would step in...

Apr 6, 2017 4:18 pm

Breaking! Kelvin Gastelum flagged by USADA, pulled from Anderson Silva bout at UFC 212

Kelvin Gastelum flagged by USADA, pulled from Anderson Silva bout at UFC 212 Surging UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum will no longer be fighting MMA legend Anderson “The Spider” Silva at June’s UFC 212 pay-per-view event in Brazil. News just broke that Gastelum has been flagged for potentially testing positive for marijuana metabolites stemming from...