Chael Sonnen says Wanderlei Silva ran from UFC 175 drug test

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Wanderlei Silva is out of his scheduled match-up against his arch nemesis Chael Sonnen at UFC 175, apparently due to some issue with his medicals. Sonnen said on UFC Tonight that he found out Wanderlei “literally ran from a drug test” and that’s the reason the fight is off. Sonnen told us this was going … Read more

UFC 109 medical suspensions report

Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) requested the “UFC 109: Relentless” medical suspensions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Sunday, Feb. 7, and received the report today. Fighter safety is of utmost importance in MMA, and medical suspensions are issued to help protect the athletes. UFC 109 official medical suspensions report: Rolles Gracie, who suffered a … Read more

Dana White says Steve Cantwell may never fight again

Dana White says Cantwell may never fight again.

At today’s UFC 108 pre-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White stated that Steve Cantwell’s (7-3) professional MMA fighting career may be over.

Cantwell, the former WEC light heavyweight champion, came to the UFC in 2008 when Zuffa merged the WEC’s welterweight, middleweight, and light heavyweight divisions into the UFC. Since then, he has gone 1-2 inside the Octagon, defeating Razak Al-Hasan, and losing to Luis Cane and Brian Stann.

Cantwell, who was a guest on ProMMA.info’s Cageside Beat Radio Show last week, was scheduled to fight Vladimir “The Janitor” Matyushenko in his return bout to the organization, this Saturday at “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. Speculation the bout may be in jeopardy began circulating on Tuesday. However, when ProMMA.info contacted Cantwell’s agent yesterday, they felt like the bout would still take place.

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Mann Talk: why I disagree with Dr. Benjamin

Every once in a while, when I’m trolling the around blogs, I come across Dr. Johnny Benjamin’s column over on MMAJunkie. Normally, I either gloss over the article or skip it all together — a medical professional who says there is room for the neck to recoil in a Thai plum does not pique my interest. However, this week’s column sucked me in like a Billy Mays commercial.

I have long been a supporter of the ladies fighting five-minute rounds just like the men. To me, fights like Kelly Kobald vs. Gina Carano almost demand the extra time. Since I have yet to hear a credible argument against it, I figured I would peruse the Doc’s little dissenting article. Basically I was thinking “a noted combat-sports specialist” would be able to give a reasonable explanation. I was wrong.

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UFC 92 medical suspensions

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official medical suspensions from UFC 92, which is a necessity after MMA events usually for precautionary reasons.

Forrest Griffin has what seems to be a broken left hand, which he said in a post-fight interview he injured in round one. He has a minimum suspension until February 12, but can be cleared early with a negative x-ray.

Wanderlei Silva, who many were concerned about after receiving a devastating knockout from Quinton Jackson has been suspended until Feb. 27 with no contact until Feb. 12.

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