Former UFC light heavyweight champ and the man most considered the number one pound-for-pound mixed martial artist on the planet, Jon “Bones” Jones, held a press conference in New York last week in conjunction with UFC 210. Jones has been on the sidelines serving out a 1-year suspension for banned substances apparently linked to a … Read more
Roy “Big Country” Nelson got a nine-month suspension and $24,000 fine for kicking referee “Big” John McCarthy following his KO of Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC Fight Night 95 in September. Nelson considers Silva a friend and felt McCarthy took too long to stop the fight, so he gave “Big” John a slight kick with his foot … Read more
Gleison Tibau has been in the UFC nearly a decade now. Next November will be 10 years the 32-year-old American Top Team product has been fighting the top lightweights inside the Octagon. His first fight in the UFC was at welterweight, a TKO loss to Nick Diaz, then he moved down to lightweight where he has … Read more
It certainly looks like it could be a possibility according to Nick Diaz himself as he posted this message to this Instagram account: Just spoke with my legal team at Campbell & Williams and talks with the NV athletic commission are going well. We’re working hard with them to get this right. Thanks for the … Read more
Nick Diaz was suspended five years by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday for a failed drug test for marijuana in January when he fought Anderson Silva at UFC 183. Diaz was also fined 33 percent of his $500,000 fight purse which amounts to $165,000. It’s a harsh penalty but it was Diaz’s third … Read more
Johnathan Ivey. If you’re an MMA fan and you don’t know that name, you’re really a football fan who likes MMA sometimes. He’s been around the sport longer than you, fought more people than you (or probably anyone you know) and has definitely won more fights by leglock than you — 28 to be exact. … Read more
Put on your shocked face, the news isn’t good for Michinori Tanaka. It appears the young lad tested positive for some banned substances following his UFC Fight Night loss back in September. Turns out ephedrine and pseudoephedrine are frowned upon and even worse, banned! The UFC issued a statement earlier today. Here is an excerpt: … Read more
We reported a few days ago that UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Jessica Eye had been suspended by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for a banned substance. Her UFC 166 victory over Sarah Kaufman was also overturned to a no decision. Today the UFC and Eye issued a statement on the situation.
The questions swirling following the announcement Friday that the Sarah Kaufman- Jessica Eye bout from October had been changed to a no decision by the authorities in Texas just keep getting compounded. Today MMAWeekly reports that Eye has been suspended for a year following a failed test for a banned substance.