UFC released Diego Brandao following assault and battery charges

The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 champion, Diego Brandao, has been released by the UFC after 10 fights in the organization. First it was the exam which Diego Brandao tested positive for marijuana metabolites, then came the report about him thr…

The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 champion, Diego Brandao, has been released by the UFC after 10 fights in the organization.

First it was the exam which Diego Brandao tested positive for marijuana metabolites, then came the report about him threatening a group of people with a gun in a club in Albuquerque, and even going as far as hitting an employee with it. Add to the fact that he was coming from a loss, and it seems like the UFC just did not see any point in keeping the TUF 14 winner around anymore.

Brandao was arrested on three felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The UFC, who had released a statement about being concerned with such reports, decided to release Brandao, as Sherdog reported.

The 28-year old had a ten-fight run in the Octagon, which ended with an inconsistent 6-4 record and a submission loss to Brian Ortega in his last outing. During his time in the UFC, Brandao scored strong wins over the likes of Dennis Bermudez, Pablo Garza and Jimy Hettes. He also fought other notable athletes such as Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.

Top Five Most Disrespectful Fighters In MMA History

Mixed martial arts is a very different sport than it was during the 1990’s, in many ways. Although it encompasses all the physical aspects of the most practical martial arts on the planet, there’s a clear difference between the respect shown in traditional styles, both inside and outside the ring or octagon. This isn’t true

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Mixed martial arts is a very different sport than it was during the 1990’s, in many ways. Although it encompasses all the physical aspects of the most practical martial arts on the planet, there’s a clear difference between the respect shown in traditional styles, both inside and outside the ring or octagon. This isn’t true for every fighter, but there are a select few that really take the cake, often causing massive controversy in the media with their actions.

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Of course it’s great for business, but many argue the overall image of MMA as a sport is damaged by these disrespectful displays. As the sport becomes more mainstream, more casual fans and non fans are exposed to MMA hype, seeing first hand some of the most outrageous, hilarious, crazy and sometimes offensive moments the sport has to offer. For us hardcore fans, it’s usually quite easy to take in our stride, but for the first timers it can be a little harder to swallow.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at The Top Five Most Disrespectful Fighters In MMA History, and their most outrageous moments.

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Shinya Aoki

Japanese grappling phenom Shinya Aoi is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous submission experts ever, but he’s also a class-A bag of turds. His performance against Mizuto Hirota was masterful, with the fight ending due to a grizzly broken arm from a tight key lock, but his behaviour afterwards was just disgusting.

Aoki stood over his fallen foe jeering him and flipping him off, later admitting he’d been paid by the promotion’s owners to break Hiroto’s limbs. Disgusting all round, Aki proved why he is the epitome of sub-human scum in MMA:

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UFC 200 ‘Embedded’ video blog for ‘Cormier vs Jones 2’ promotional tour (Ep. 1): Danny got fingered

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was on the scene in New York City earlier this week (Weds., April 27, 2016) inside the Theater at Madison Square Garden, promoting the upcoming UFC 200 pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza in July.
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was on the scene in New York City earlier this week (Weds., April 27, 2016) inside the Theater at Madison Square Garden, promoting the upcoming UFC 200 pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza in July.

Catch the replay here.

In attendance were main event headliners and bitter light heavyweight rivals Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones, as well as women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate and her opponent Amanda Nunes. Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar were also on the dais to field questions surrounding their featherweight rematch.

You saw what happened during the presser, now check out what took place behind the scenes.

From the official YouTube description:

On Episode 1 of UFC 200 Promotional Tour Embedded, a major press conference tees up big things to come, including an interim featherweight title bout between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar and a women’s bantamweight title fight between champion Miesha Tate and challenger Amanda Nunes. A day later, former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones wins the interim title, positioning him to face champion Daniel Cormier once “DC” has recovered from injury. Back home in New Jersey, Edgar focuses on staying limber; meanwhile Jose Aldo dons a gi for a mat session in New York City. On the opposite coast, heavyweights Cain Velasquez and Travis Browne do interviews in LA to promote their UFC 200 bout, and Browne gets an uplifting phone call from his superstar girlfriend Ronda Rousey. As more stars land in the Big Apple, Jones reflects on his homecoming, Cormier gets psyched up, Nunes plays tourist and Tate introduces her canine traveling companion. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog following the stars of July’s UFC 200 on their week-long media tour. Tickets for UFC 200 are on sale Friday, April 29 at 10 am PT.

Fun!

UFC 200 takes place on Sat., July 9, 2016 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. To see the current “Cormier vs. Jones 2” fight card and line up click here.

UFC 200 Embedded Promo Tour Episode 1

And so it begins… UFC 200 is set to go down on July 9 in Las Vegas, at the brand new T-Mobile Arena, and it’s going to be one heck of an event. The backstory until last week was all about Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor’s rematch, but now it’s a second dance of a

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And so it begins…

UFC 200 is set to go down on July 9 in Las Vegas, at the brand new T-Mobile Arena, and it’s going to be one heck of an event. The backstory until last week was all about Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor’s rematch, but now it’s a second dance of a different kind that will headline the milestone pay-per-view bonanza. With McGregor pulled from the card, and Diaz currently without an opponent, we now have the rematch do-over between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones to look forward to as the main attraction.

But that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Miesha Tate will return for the first defense of her UFC women’s bantamweight strap, taking on Amanda Nunes in a highly anticipated co-main event. Then we’ve got the interim featherweight belt on the line for Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar, and former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will battle Travis Browne also on the main card.

Johnny Hendricks takes on Kelvin Gastelum, Diego Sanchez will face Joe Lauzon, Derrick Brunson fights Gegard Mousasi, then Gomi vs. Miller, Zingano vs. Pena and Northcutt vs. Marin round off the thus announced UFC 200 card. Don’t forget that UFC president Dana White recently teased more big announcements for the July 9 festivities, so stay tuned!

Check out the first instalment of the UFC 200 embedded series, taking an in depth look at the first week of the media tour, and check out the full UFC 200 fight card as it stands currently.

Event: UFC 200: “Cormier vs. Jones 2”
Date: Sat., July 9, 2016, on pay-per-view (PPV)
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

UFC 200 PPV Main Event:

205 lbs.: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier vs. UFC Interim Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones

UFC 200 PPV Co-Main Event:

135 lbs.: Women’s Bantamweight Champion Meisha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes

Other Scheduled UFC 200 Matches:

145 lbs.: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar for interim Featherweight title
265 lbs.: Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne
185 lbs.: Derek Brunson vs. Gegard Mousasi
155 lbs.: Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez
170 lbs.: Johnny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum
155 lbs.: Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller
155 lbs.: Sage Northcutt vs. Enrique Marin
135 lbs.: Cat Zingano vs. Julianna Pena

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WSOF bantamweight champ Marlon Moraes is the happiest man in MMA

The WSOF bantamweight champ talks about why he hates training with Frankie Edgar, what a fight against Dominick Cruz would be like, and why he is always so happy!

The WSOF bantamweight champ talks about why he hates training with Frankie Edgar, what a fight against Dominick Cruz would be like, and why he is always so happy!

Former UFC Title Challenger Says McGregor’s Coach ‘Just Doesn’t Get It’

One of the first hard lessons we all learn growing up is that not many things in life are certain. There are absolutely no guarantees and nothing is set in stone, so they say. However, on the contrary, there are always exceptions to the rules and one thing in this crazy world that is guaranteed is

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One of the first hard lessons we all learn growing up is that not many things in life are certain. There are absolutely no guarantees and nothing is set in stone, so they say.

However, on the contrary, there are always exceptions to the rules and one thing in this crazy world that is guaranteed is that when something rubs him the wrong way, Chael Sonnen is going to be vocal about it, and you can take that to the bank.

True to his persona that we’ve all become acquainted with, the former middleweight title challenger made his voice heard on the increasingly volatile situation developing between the McGregor camp, UFC President Dana White and the rest of the UFC brass (and the fans, if we’re being literal here).

As you likely know by now, unless you’ve been living in the remote Amazon jungle this past week, Conor McGregor has had some animated exchanges with Dana White regarding his standing in July’s UFC 200 card. First, he announced his retirement in a tweet, then White announced that he was pulling McGregor from the card all together. After a few more exchanges via social media and press conferences, it was finally determined that the featherweight champion was officially off the card.

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In the heat of this back and forth battle, McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, let his feelings about the issue be known to the public, only his opinions on the matter, as Sonnen so keenly pointed out, were somewhat contradictory to what his long-time student had been saying.

His coach cannot be putting anything out about him ever. Period. Ever. Because he doesn’t get it! Conor cannot put a post saying ‘money made, bills paid, game slayed. Your move,’ which means ‘I do not care what happens, I’m handled either way. It’s your move.’ He can’t do that and three days later have you [Kavanagh] come out saying hey fans, please petition and get him back.”

Sonnen then went on to further explain that not only is Kavanaugh contradicting what his fighter is saying, he’s making himself and the whole team look bad.

“It’s never good for a trainer or manager to do this. Whether it comes from a good place or not, you look like you’re trying to get paid…If one guy is sitting there, and the whole hand he’s playing is ‘I got enough, I don’t need to do it. Won the title, got the money, don’t care, having a great life.’ That’s a pretty good hand! But you can’t show cracks in it.”

“You’re talking about UFC 200, UFC in New York, and why we’re blacklisted. Wait a minute, I thought the game was slayed, the bills were paid, and the money was made? That was their move! Now you’re begging to get on a card?? You guys have got to get on the same page. You want to hustle some hustlers, you better be on the same page! You can’t have one guy say I don’t give a damn, and have his trainer say ‘boy, we sure would like to fight, can someone send some tweets in our favor?’ It doesn’t work!”

“You want to fight. You need the fight. The bills are not paid, the money is not made, and the game damn sure hasn’t been slayed. That’s the reality. We all knew that, and it was cool when it came out, but your own guy outed you.”

The issue of coaches speaking for their fighters and creating more controversy than there needs to be has been a recurring theme over the years, and in Kavanagh’s case, he’s been on both the good and bad side of the fence with this issue. However, in this instance, Sonnen is right on the money with his accusation.

Either way, as we’ve come to learn from the UFC brass, the squeaky wheel doesn’t always get the oil, and Conor will not be gracing the UFC 200 card with his presence.

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