Tony Ferguson Blasts Khabib Nurmagomedov’s ‘Team Tiramisu’

Tony Ferguson is right back to trading barbs with Khabib Nurmagomedov. It’s no secret that Ferguson and “The Eagle” have developed a beef. “El Cucuy” was set to battle Nurmagomedov back in March 2017. Nurmagomedov never made the weigh-ins as he fell ill and the fight was canceled. Ferguson never got over “The Eagle” and […]

Tony Ferguson is right back to trading barbs with Khabib Nurmagomedov. It’s no secret that Ferguson and “The Eagle” have developed a beef. “El Cucuy” was set to battle Nurmagomedov back in March 2017. Nurmagomedov never made the weigh-ins as he fell ill and the fight was canceled. Ferguson never got over “The Eagle” and […]

Megan Anderson Out, Tonya Evinger in Against Cris Cyborg at UFC 214

Cris Cyborg will be facing Tonya Evinger instead of Megan Anderson at UFC 214. Cyborg was set to meet Anderson inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The bout was scheduled to be the co-main event of UFC 214 with the vacant women’s featherweight title on the line. That’s no longer the case. Anderson has […]

Cris Cyborg will be facing Tonya Evinger instead of Megan Anderson at UFC 214. Cyborg was set to meet Anderson inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The bout was scheduled to be the co-main event of UFC 214 with the vacant women’s featherweight title on the line. That’s no longer the case. Anderson has […]

Megan Anderson Out, Tonya Evinger In vs. Cyborg At UFC 214

The UFC’s new female featherweight division continues to hit some bumps in the road on their way to finding a solid title-holder. Earlier this month it was announced that former Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino would be taking on Megan Anderson for the vacant 145-pound strap, after inaugural champion Germaine de Randamie was […]

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The UFC’s new female featherweight division continues to hit some bumps in the road on their way to finding a solid title-holder.

Earlier this month it was announced that former Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino would be taking on Megan Anderson for the vacant 145-pound strap, after inaugural champion Germaine de Randamie was stripped due to refusal to defend. Now, however, that fight will no longer happen.

Per a report from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Anderson has been forced to pull out of the contest due to reasons not yet disclosed, and current Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger will fill the void left behind by Anderson.

Evinger is currently on a 10 fight win streak, not having lost since July of 2011 when former UFC bantamweight title challenger Sara McMann took home a unanimous decision win over her. The 36-year-old has been competing in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) since 2006, and will finally get her crack at the UFC next month.

Cyborg hasn’t lost since her MMA debut in 2005 and has since established herself as one of the most dominant female fighters in the history of the sport. She is currently on a 17 fight winning streak and has finished her past 11 fights via knockout.

The pair will co-headline UFC 214 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on July 29, 2017 for the vacant female featherweight title. The card is headlined by a light heavyweight title bout between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones.

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UFC Fight Night 112 Salaries: B.J. Penn Tops List at $150,000

The UFC Fight Night 112 salaries are in and B.J. Penn is the top earner. UFC Fight Night 112 took place this past Sunday night (June 25) in Oklahoma City. In the main event, Kevin Lee took a controversial submission win over Michael Chiesa. He earned $88,000, while Chiesa took home $36,000. In the co-main […]

The UFC Fight Night 112 salaries are in and B.J. Penn is the top earner. UFC Fight Night 112 took place this past Sunday night (June 25) in Oklahoma City. In the main event, Kevin Lee took a controversial submission win over Michael Chiesa. He earned $88,000, while Chiesa took home $36,000. In the co-main […]

Cortney Casey Reveals Abuse Suffered Following False-Positive Drug Test

UFC Women’s strawweight Cortney Casey underwent quite the fallout following her false-positive test results from theTexas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). Casey fought and defeated Jessica Aguilar by decision at UFC 211. However, the ineptitude of the TDLR led to that victory being overturned to a no contest due to a false- positive test for performance […]

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UFC Women’s strawweight Cortney Casey underwent quite the fallout following her false-positive test results from theTexas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).

Casey fought and defeated Jessica Aguilar by decision at UFC 211. However, the ineptitude of the TDLR led to that victory being overturned to a no contest due to a false- positive test for performance enhancing drugs.

The only problem was that the test was wrong, and Casey’s system was actually clean of all such banned substances.

Casey discussed the backlash and fallout from the botched false-positive test and how it has affected her career.

“One of the worst things that can happen to an athlete is being associated with steroids in any way, shape or form,” Casey told Bloody Elbows’ Iain Kidd. “I don’t want to have that asterisk next to my name. I’m innocent, but that’ll still be there; some people aren’t going to read the second article, some people aren’t going to understand it, or they’re going to think I just found a loophole. I can’t change the way they think because they heard I used steroids, so I’ll always be attached to that and it sucks.

I was approached at Target, and I was told that I had let the island down, that I was a cheater, and asked how I could do that to my fans. I live on a small island and word travels fast; they don’t call it Coconut Wireless for nothing”

It’s one thing for people to attack me on social media, but then they went and found my mom on social media. When I posted pictures of the kids I train, people were saying things like, ‘Don’t take steroids like your coach.’”

Casey went on to explain her initial course of action immediately following the news of her false-positive drug test.

After being verbally attacked on social media and in person, Casey says it was difficult to refrain from defending her make and reputation, instead holding out for the truth to eventually emerge on its own.

“Everyone told me not to say anything, to make sure my family didn’t say anything because I should avoid pissing Texas off, especially when Jeff reached out on my behalf and told them that this was basically a false positive and they shouldn’t be releasing it and they still did nothing. Jeff told me after that to just say silent so we don’t piss them off. Dana said the same thing, he told me just to listen to Jeff because he knows what he’s doing and they hired him for a reason.

I’ve been following that advice, but it has been hard. I’ve been attacked on social media, I’ve been verbally assaulted by people at Target, it’s just been hard. I’m glad it’s coming out that I was innocent to all along. It has been the longest month of my life, waiting for the result of a test I already knew the answer to.”

She was vindicated after a follow-up test revealed that the false-positive test was incorrect, despite the damage that had already been done.

However, Casey was ultimately quite supportive of how the UFC handled the situation.

“Dana [White] reached out to me right away, the same day everything came out, and he called me and told me to hang in there and the UFC would take the proper steps to make sure the situation was handled properly and that they would pay for everything up front. That was reassuring. When you hear things from Dana, when he tells you that we’re behind you, then you know you have the UFC’s support. Sean Shelby reached out and told me to hang in there, and told me we’d get through this, as well.”

“I’ve been happy with how the UFC handled this and with how USADA handled it, the only part that hasn’t been going smoothly is the contact with–and professionalism of–Texas.”

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UFC Fight Night 112 Salaries: BJ Penn Makes Bank

The Oklahoma State Athletic Commission released the UFC Fight Night 112 salaries on Tuesday. A lightweight bout between Michael Chiesa ($88,000) and Kevin Lee ($36,000) headlined this event. Johny Hendricks ($100,000) vs. Tim Boetsch ($134,000) in a middleweight bout served as the co-main event. Rounding out the main card was Felice Herrig ($50,000) vs. Justine […]

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The Oklahoma State Athletic Commission released the UFC Fight Night 112 salaries on Tuesday.

A lightweight bout between Michael Chiesa ($88,000) and Kevin Lee ($36,000) headlined this event. Johny Hendricks ($100,000) vs. Tim Boetsch ($134,000) in a middleweight bout served as the co-main event. Rounding out the main card was Felice Herrig ($50,000) vs. Justine Kish ($14,000) in a strawweight bout, Joachim Christensen ($16,000) vs. Dominick Reyes ($24,000) in a light heavyweight bout, Tim Means ($78,000) vs. Alex Garcia ($31,000) in a welterweight bout, and BJ Penn ($150,000) vs. Dennis Siver ($78,000) in a featherweight bout.

The full payouts include:

Kevin Lee: $88,000 (includes $44,000 win bonus) def. Michael Chiesa $36,000

Tim Boetsch: $134,000 (includes $67,000 win bonus) def. Johny Hendricks $100,000

Felice Herrig: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Justine Kish $14,000

Dominick Reyes: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Joachim Christensen $16,000

Tim Means: $78,000 (includes $39,000 win bonus) def. Alex Garcia $31,000

Dennis Siever: $78,000 (includes $39,000 win bonus) def. B.J. Penn: $150,000

Clay Guida: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus) def. Erik Koch: $24,000

Marvin Vettori: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Vitor Miranda: $18,000

Carla Esparza: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus) def. Maryna Moroz: $23,000

Darrell Horcher: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Devin Powell: $10,000

Jared Gordon: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Michael Quinones: $10,000

Tony Martin: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus) def. Johnny Case: $23,000

Jeremy Kimball: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Josh Stansbury: $12,000

UFC Fight Night 112 took place on Saturday, June 25, 2017 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The prelims aired on UFC Fight Pass at 5:30 p.m. ET and FOX Sports 1 at 7 p.m. ET. The main card aired on FOX Sports 1 at 9 p.m. ET.

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