Two days after UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was forced out of his UFC 180 bout against Fabricio Werdum on November 15 due to injury, lightweight contenders Joe Lauzon and Diego Sanchez have suffered the same fate as Velasquez, as injuries to both have prompted the removal of their bout from the Mexico City event.Stepping up to open up the main card will be a bout between hard-hitting welterweights Edgar Garcia and Hector Urbina. The UFC 180 card will proceed with 11 bouts, headlined by the interim UFC heavyweight title fight between Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt. Read the Full Article Here

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Flyweight Chris Kelades got things off to a good start with his win over Paddy Holohan earlier this month. So would a victory by lightweight newcomer Christos Giagos over Gilbert Burns this Saturday at UFC 179 officially signal the start of a Greek invasion in the UFC?Giagos sure hopes so, and he wouldn’t mind being the one waving the flag.“My parents are from Greece, and I want to embrace it,” he said. “I’m a proud Greek and I want to be the Greek version of Conor McGregor one day, hopefully.”He laughs at the McGregor reference, knowing how polarizing the I … Read the Full Article Here

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Scott Jorgensen likes his video games. He streams his game playing in his off-time, he has his own team that goes out and represents him in the ever-growing field of competitive gaming, and while he’s not about to drop his career as a UFC flyweight contender, “Young Guns” is pretty good with the controller. So much so that he says it has some benefits for his fight game.“It does help my reaction time, especially the Call of Duty game because it moves so quickly, and the way the competitive rules are set up, it’s not just like run around, kill someone, run around … Read the Full Article Here

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On January 18, the UFC’s breakout star of 2014, Dublin’s Conor McGregor, will kick off his 2015 campaign with a return to the place where he first made his name in the United States, as he takes on fellow featherweight contender Dennis Siver in the main event of a special Sunday edition of UFC Fight Night at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.FOX Sports 1 will air the five-round featherweight matchup, which marks McGregor’s first visit to Boston since an August 2013 victory over Max Holloway , as the headliner of a two-hour main card beginning at 10pm Eastern time. Since th … Read the Full Article Here

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Chad Mendes says that 80% of UFC fighters use banned drugs. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

The American says he is a different fighter now because of his loss and is more prepared this time around.


When talking about his UFC 179 bout against Darren Elkins, Lucas Martins discusses fighting in front of his home fans in Brazil, saying “I know the Brazilian fans will give me a lot of energy,” and also that “I will be very hard to beat when I am fighting in Brazil.”On the first point, that’s a no brainer, as we’ve seen the Brazilian diehards do everything in their power to give their fighters that extra jolt on fight night. As for the second, yeah, Martins will be very hard to beat in Brazil, but as we’ve seen over the last year, the 25-year-old is … Read the Full Article Here

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