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Despite being a in a different weight class, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has been the butt of Chael Sonnen ‘s jokes.
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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira anxious to see Anderson Silva destroy Chael Sonnen
Fans in Calgary might want to be careful as they head to the arena for UFC 149 , as it appears the injury bug is still very much present in relation to the July 21 card. Earlier today the UFC announced featherweight George Roop was hurt while training for a scheduled fight against Antonio Carvalho and had been replaced by Daniel Pineda . Roop joins Jose Aldo , Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Michael Bisping , Thiago Silva, and Thiago Alves as fighters set to see action at the event before suffering a health-related setback during preparation for the pairing
Fans in Toronto are likely destined to be treated to a title-fight when the UFC rolls through town on September 22 for UFC 152 . According to UFC President Dana White , the organization is targeting the event for Junior dos Santos ’ second championship defense where he’ll face former heavyweight king Cain Velasquez in headlining action.
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Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos expected to face Cain Velasquez at UFC 152
It seems the only “break” the UFC can catch these past few months is the literal kind involving a bone rather than a moment of relief from adversity. After recently announcing injuries to significant players like Thiago Silva , Jon Fitch , Dominick Cruz, Thiago Alves , Michael Bisping , and Brian Stann , the organization suffered the biggest blow yet this weekend when it was revealed featherweight champion Jose Aldo was hurt while training for a July 21 title-defense against Erik Koch and had been forced out of the bout. As a result, the UFC has moved a fight between 135-pounders Urijah Faber-Renan Barao into the UFC 149 headlining slot.
Roy Nelson doesn’t really care who the UFC places in front of him inside the Octagon.
UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos and former title-holder Frank Mir will collide in the main event of UFC 146 Saturday night in Las Vegas and, surprising few given their in-ring reputations, neither sees the fight going five full rounds. Recently, both Dos Santos and Mir appeared on UFC Tonight where they each offered up how they feel the championship match will end
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Frank Mir, Junior dos Santos each predict finish of other
UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos has been training for several months to make his first title defense.
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Junior dos Santos offers up an inside look at his fight camp
It appears the curtain may finally be dropping on the career of legendary heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko . The 35-year old Emelianenko, who fights Pedro Rizzo next month in Russia, recently spoke about his immediate future in an interview where he pointed to the bout as possibly being his final appearance inside the ring.
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Fedor Emelianenko: “This fight may be my last one.”
UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos isn’t known for being much of a trash-talker, instead earning a reputation as a soft-spoken, humble fighter who would rather smash an opponent with actual jabs instead of throw any of the verbal variety.
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Junior Dos Santos questions Frank Mir’s manhood, says “he’s full of it”
UFC heavyweight Frank Mir has a lot of respect for the stand-up skills of divisional champion Junior dos Santos . However, when it comes to the Brazilian’s ground-game it’s a different story altogether. While “Cigano” is primarily known for his boxing, a good portion of the success in Mir’s career has been the result of his BJJ-based arsenal including nine submissions in sixteen total wins