Kenny Florian admitted to hospital for staph infection

One of the UFC’s top lightweight contenders, Kenny “KenFlo” Florian (13-4) has been admitted to the hospital for a staph infection and will have to undergo minor surgery according to the fighter’s Twitter account. On Sunday, April 11, Kenny posted on his Twitter account: “Last 2 days have been brutal. Staph infection has been extremely … 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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Melvin Manhoef replaces Jerome Le Banner at K-1 Dynamite!!

Dream’s official website is reporting that K-1 veteran, Jerome Le Banner is pulling out of his scheduled match up with Mark Hunt due to the flu. Stepping into the MMA rules fight will be middleweight, Melvin Manhoef.

Manhoef last donned his MMA gloves as a participant in Dream’s Middleweight Grand Prix back in September. After violently dispatching Pride veteran and Japanese fan favorite, Kazushi Sakuraba, he was defeated via triangle choke by the eventual champion, Gegard Mousasi.

After his defeat, rumors circulated that the Dutch muay thai fighter had retired. German website groundandpound.de reported that Manhoef was retiring to spend more time with his family. This will be his first fight since the announcement. The former Cage Rage light heavyweight champion, who normally competes at middleweight, will be at a tremendous size disadvantage when he takes on Hunt.

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