UFC Fight Night 122: Shanghai Secures Pair of New Bouts

Alex Caceres meets Wang Guan and Li Jingliang faces Zak Ottow later this year when the Octagon heads to Shanghai, China for UFC Fight Night 122. Caceres (13-10) rebounded from back-to-back losses in June when he finished Rolando Dy for his third win since 2016. He is 8-8 since his appearance on The Ultimate Fighter […]

Alex Caceres meets Wang Guan and Li Jingliang faces Zak Ottow later this year when the Octagon heads to Shanghai, China for UFC Fight Night 122. Caceres (13-10) rebounded from back-to-back losses in June when he finished Rolando Dy for his third win since 2016. He is 8-8 since his appearance on The Ultimate Fighter […]

Cris Cyborg Clarifies Comments On Holly Holm & Drug Testing

Current UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has been campaigning hard for a shot at ex-UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm. As a result of this, she might just get the fight made by UFC President Dana White. Cyborg has decided to take to social media and go off on how frequently she has been […]

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Current UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has been campaigning hard for a shot at ex-UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm. As a result of this, she might just get the fight made by UFC President Dana White.

Cyborg has decided to take to social media and go off on how frequently she has been tested by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as opposed to everyone else especially her likely next opponent Holm. This has led to a back and forth between both fighters.

Holm, who’s never failed a USADA test, posted a video on her social media accounts to point out Cyborg’s less-than-perfect drug-testing past. She also noted she’s been tested more times this year than Cyborg has.

This led to Cyborg not only releasing a video to respond to Holm’s latest comment, but she also wrote a blog about it on her official website.

“Like most fans, I am anxious for the UFC to announce my next bout against Holly Holm, as my first title defense of the UFC 145lbs belt. While I NEVER pick my opponents, I am at a point in my career where I want to make the biggest fights for the fans when the most fans want to watch it!!!

Last year Holly Holm’s coach Mike WinkleJohn was quick to use my flagged USADA sample as a reason to delay this fight from happening, despite the fact that USADA eventually cleared me of any wrongdoings, granting me a Therapeutic Use Exemption for the usage of Spirinolactone following a detailed medical review by an independent panel of doctors, allowing me to clear my name without incident or suspension.

I fully support USADA, and I appreciate it as a platform allowing me to prove to my fans that following my suspension 6 years ago, I learned from my mistake and grew as an athlete.  Moving forward, so there is no confusion, I am wanting an agreement that Holly Holm will be tested the same amount of times from Oct 1st-Dec. 30th that I am tested.

Holly responded on her social media stating that she has already been tested 1 more time than I have in 2017.  Those numbers are a bit misleading, however, considering she has already fought 3 times in 2017 compared to my 1 fight.  Holly also failed to mention that only 1 of those tests have occurred in the last quarter.”

After scoring a third-round TKO victory of former Invicta bantamweight titleholder Tonya Evinger on the main card of UFC 214 back in July to win the promotion’s featherweight title, Cyborg called out Holm, and the back and forth trash talk haven’t stopped since then.

Cyborg is truly the most dangerous female fighter in the world as she has not lost an MMA fight since 2005. Since then, she has finished every opponent by knockout or TKO going back to 2008.

“I do not see USADA as a bad thing! IN FACT, I SUPPORT COMPLETE YEAR ROUND OLYMPIC TESTING!!!!

I see it as a great opportunity for BOTH OF US to prove we are entering the cage as clean athletes, which is why I am purposing us to agree to both be tested with the same amount of ‘random tests’ between now and the fight Dec. 30th.  If USADA interrupts my training schedule 20 times, I am okay with that, however I want to know that for each time I am tested, Holly Holm will also be subject to the same testing during THIS fight camp.

If I am woken up at 5am to test, then I want her being woken up at 5am to test the same amount of times.  This is not because “I think” she is using something, it is more because I want us to both be able to prove that we are clean when we step inside the cage, eliminating any excuses one might have following the fight.

Since we are both clean athletes, I do not see why there should be any objection to agreeing on the same amount of tests being done during our training camps.  Some critics have pointed to my failed test 6 years ago as a reason for me to be more heavily tested, however, I think the reputation of her home gym, and the opportunity for us to both prove we are competing clean is a better reason to agree that we will both be tested the EXACT SAME AMOUNT OF TIMES…WHILE WE ARE IN CAMP TO FIGHT EACH OTHER so that way after I beat her ass there will be no excuses from her team!”

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Equal USADA testing means Holly Holm will have no excuses when Cris Cyborg beats her ass at UFC 219

Drama? There’s no drama here.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s featherweight champion, Cristiane Justino, was not trying to make any sort of accusations against Team Jackson-Wink over in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she just wanted to make sure Holly Holm was also getting up at 5 a.m. for United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

“When they knock at my house at 5 a.m., I think it’s right to go to your house at 5 a.m., too,” Justino said. “When I beat your ass in the cage, your team won’t have an excuse for anything. I hope you go and sign the contract, I wait for it.”

We’re all waiting for it.

Justino and Holm are loosely attached to the upcoming UFC 219 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place Sat., Dec. 30, 2017 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, but nothing is official at this time.

Not sure what the hold up is, but I have a feeling it has something to do with this.

Drama? There’s no drama here.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s featherweight champion, Cristiane Justino, was not trying to make any sort of accusations against Team Jackson-Wink over in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she just wanted to make sure Holly Holm was also getting up at 5 a.m. for United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

“When they knock at my house at 5 a.m., I think it’s right to go to your house at 5 a.m., too,” Justino said. “When I beat your ass in the cage, your team won’t have an excuse for anything. I hope you go and sign the contract, I wait for it.”

We’re all waiting for it.

Justino and Holm are loosely attached to the upcoming UFC 219 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place Sat., Dec. 30, 2017 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, but nothing is official at this time.

Not sure what the hold up is, but I have a feeling it has something to do with this.

Khabib Nurmagomedov: Lee Was Fighting Ferguson Like a Chicken

Khabib Nurmagomedov isn’t impressed with Kevin Lee’s performance at UFC 216. Lee fell short in his bid to capture the interim UFC lightweight title. “The Motown Phenom” was submitted by Tony Ferguson in the third round. Lots had been made about Lee’s staph infection and his weight cut. During a recent appearance on MMAFighting.com‘s “The […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov isn’t impressed with Kevin Lee’s performance at UFC 216. Lee fell short in his bid to capture the interim UFC lightweight title. “The Motown Phenom” was submitted by Tony Ferguson in the third round. Lots had been made about Lee’s staph infection and his weight cut. During a recent appearance on MMAFighting.com‘s “The […]

Dana White Believes Jon Jones Is Biggest Waste Of Talent Ever

UFC President Dana White continues to sound off on former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Many people within the MMA community believe that Jones is the best fighter in the history of the sport. However, there is one man who thinks the former champion is the biggest waste of talent in the history of […]

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UFC President Dana White continues to sound off on former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

Many people within the MMA community believe that Jones is the best fighter in the history of the sport. However, there is one man who thinks the former champion is the biggest waste of talent in the history of the sport. That man is White, who happens to fall into both categories.

Jones failed an in-competition drug test at UFC 214. Due to that failed drug test, Jones has been provisionally suspended by USADA pending a full investigation by the CAC (California Athletic Commission). Jones defeated Daniel Cormier by third-round TKO in the main event of UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California on PPV (pay-per-view) to regain the title. Jones tested positive Turinabol and had come out to publicly deny things.

White recently did an interview with The TSN MMA Show (transcript courtesy of MMA Fighting), and during the interview, White went on record by stating that if Jones does receive another long-term suspension, then he will be the biggest waste of talent not just in MMA, but in the history of sports.

“[It would be the biggest waste of talent] ever. Ever, in all of sports. The guy is so talented and gifted, God knows what he’d be doing right now if he had never got in trouble. He could possibly be the heavyweight champion and have the defense record that couldn’t be broken. The list goes on and on of what could’ve been with Jon Jones.”

Jones has had a heck of a career as a pro-MMA fighter as he is a two-time light heavyweight champion and the youngest fighter to ever hold UFC gold. His first run as a UFC champion featured eight title defenses, tied for third-most all time.

Despite his success in the sport, he has had a string of incidents that not only cost him money but opportunities to build his legacy. Jones has been stripped of three different UFC belts (also a record) and failed multiple drugs tests by USADA to go along with myriad legal troubles outside of the cage.

“Whatever happens [with his suspension], happens. Believe me, I’m not mentally or emotionally invested in that anymore.”

Keep in mind that White has written Jones off in the past by going on record that he would “never take the risk of headlining a show with Jon Jones again” after the fiasco Jones caused at UFC 200 by being forced off the card just days beforehand. However, he booked Jones in the main event of UFC 214.

Jones is facing a possible four-year suspension that even his own coaches say could end his career. The latest update on the status of the former champion is that he has a hearing scheduled with the California Athletic Commission in December in Sacramento, Calif.

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If I Did It: Mark Hunt vs the UFC

Welcome to If I Did It, the show where we handle MMA’s PR kerfluffles. This week we look at fall out of the UFC canceling Mark Hunt’s next fight and the drug testing of Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm. Don’t forget to follow us to our non-MMA show If The Shoes Fit right after this episode.

Alexei Auld is back with a brand new book available 7 Secret Sources of Inspiration: A Snappy Guide for Creative Procrastinators to grill Eugene S. Robinson (who’s pushing OXBOW’s new record THIN BLACK DUKE) and me, Kid Nate (who has a new podcast on the history of rock and roll), with some PR stumpers from the world of combat sports.

Subscribe to co-host Alexei Auld’s new YouTube channel to see “If The Shoe Fits” the new non-MMA version of the show. Listen to the latest episode of If The Shoe Fits here.

For the audio only version check us out on SoundCloud and be sure to subscribe to MMA NATION on iTunes and subscribe to MMA Nation on YouTube so you’ll never miss an episode. This week’s kerfuffles include:

You’re Mark Hunt. After articulating your health concerns in Players Voice, you were pulled from the UFC Sydney main event for “safety reasons”. You replied, live and in public, if you will, with an expletive laden rant against Dana White. His response? “I don’t expect an apology at all” What response should we expect from you?

You’re WME-IMG. Is Michael Bisping’s trash talk better marketing for his UFC 217 title defense than dropping the pucks, gripping, grinning, and grimacing with GSP public events?

You’re USADA. Cris Cyborg says you’re picking on her: “Third visit from USADA in less than a month. I don’t have fight schedule yet! Let’s go see if my next opponent is doing exams in the same proportion I’m doing! I just saying,” So what are you saying?

KID NATE’S HEEL TURN

EUGENE’S LOST BATTALION

THANKS FOR JOINING US. FOLLOW US on Twitter @eugeneSrobinson, @alexeiauld and @kidnate. PLEASE GIVE THIS A THUMBS UP and leave comments on YouTube, read Eugene at Ozy.com and be sure and check out all three of us on Amazon.com

“We’ll be back next week with another installment of If I Did It and we don’t know what we’ll be talking about yet because the PR mistakes have yet to be made.”

Welcome to If I Did It, the show where we handle MMA’s PR kerfluffles. This week we look at fall out of the UFC canceling Mark Hunt’s next fight and the drug testing of Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm. Don’t forget to follow us to our non-MMA show If The Shoes Fit right after this episode.

Alexei Auld is back with a brand new book available 7 Secret Sources of Inspiration: A Snappy Guide for Creative Procrastinators to grill Eugene S. Robinson (who’s pushing OXBOW’s new record THIN BLACK DUKE) and me, Kid Nate (who has a new podcast on the history of rock and roll), with some PR stumpers from the world of combat sports.

Subscribe to co-host Alexei Auld’s new YouTube channel to see “If The Shoe Fits” the new non-MMA version of the show. Listen to the latest episode of If The Shoe Fits here.

For the audio only version check us out on SoundCloud and be sure to subscribe to MMA NATION on iTunes and subscribe to MMA Nation on YouTube so you’ll never miss an episode. This week’s kerfuffles include:

You’re Mark Hunt. After articulating your health concerns in Players Voice, you were pulled from the UFC Sydney main event for “safety reasons”. You replied, live and in public, if you will, with an expletive laden rant against Dana White. His response? “I don’t expect an apology at all” What response should we expect from you?

You’re WME-IMG. Is Michael Bisping’s trash talk better marketing for his UFC 217 title defense than dropping the pucks, gripping, grinning, and grimacing with GSP public events?

You’re USADA. Cris Cyborg says you’re picking on her: “Third visit from USADA in less than a month. I don’t have fight schedule yet! Let’s go see if my next opponent is doing exams in the same proportion I’m doing! I just saying,” So what are you saying?

KID NATE’S HEEL TURN

EUGENE’S LOST BATTALION

THANKS FOR JOINING US. FOLLOW US on Twitter @eugeneSrobinson, @alexeiauld and @kidnate. PLEASE GIVE THIS A THUMBS UP and leave comments on YouTube, read Eugene at Ozy.com and be sure and check out all three of us on Amazon.com

“We’ll be back next week with another installment of If I Did It and we don’t know what we’ll be talking about yet because the PR mistakes have yet to be made.”