John Cholish retires from the sport of MMA. He cited the major factor in his decision was not only the issue of pay for fighters, but also that time he spent away from friends and family was not worth trading just for the love of the sport. It is clear this was not a decision he made on the fly. He stated it was a decision he came to over the past year.
The man of the hour, 36-year-old veteran Vitor Belfort (23-10), who just got done knocking out his second straight top-10 middleweight in the last five months, has issued an apology for the way he reacted to questions about TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) at the UFC on FX 8 post-fight press conference Saturday night.
UFC officials finally confirmed the rumors of UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao suffering an injury that will keep him from taking on Eddie Wineland in the UFC 161 main event. The UFC officials confirmed that UFC 161 will receive a new main event, but no word on if Eddie Wineland will be a part of those plans.
The UFC has fought a lot of battles over the past decade. They have overcome many obstacles including but not limited to getting on network television, going back to Japan, Brazil, and other most importantly turning a profit. However, the UFC has been battling an opponent for years which has pretty much been a stalemate when it comes to Culinary Union 226. This group is one of main obstacles in preventing MMA being legalized in the state of New York. The union has also targeted specific fighters and their behavior to try and tarnish the image of the UFC and MMA as a whole with human interest groups and others in power
After having two of his four straight wins inside the UFC overturned due to testing positive for marijuana within the last year, Matt Riddle was released from the organization in February.
Riddle then signed with Texas-based promotion Legacy Fighting Championships, but his contract has since been bought out by Bellator MMA. Riddle will now take part in Bellator’s Season 9 Welterweight Tournament this Fall.