Vicente Luque Eyes Jorge Masvidal For Next Fight

Vicente Luque is coming fresh off the fight of his life from UFC Phoenix this past Saturday when he defeated Bryan Barberena via TKO. That makes four straight victories for Luque, andhe arrived at the number in dramatic fashion with the TKO coming with…

Vicente Luque is coming fresh off the fight of his life from UFC Phoenix this past Saturday when he defeated Bryan Barberena via TKO. That makes four straight victories for Luque, andhe arrived at the number in dramatic fashion with the TKO coming with only six seconds remaining in a bout where he was down […]

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UFC Light Heavyweight Accepts 10-Month USADA Suspension

UFC light heavyweight Jake Collier has received a 10-month United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspension. The suspension occurred after Collier declared the use of a product that contained a prohibited substance, which he subsequently tested positive for. The substance Collier tested positive for was Higenamine, which was discovered in an out-of-competition drug test sample provided […]

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UFC light heavyweight Jake Collier has received a 10-month United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspension.

The suspension occurred after Collier declared the use of a product that contained a prohibited substance, which he subsequently tested positive for. The substance Collier tested positive for was Higenamine, which was discovered in an out-of-competition drug test sample provided on December 27th. USADA released the following on the matter:

“Research indicates that Higenamine may act as a general stimulant and may be found in some pre-workout, energy, or weight-loss products. Even low-risk supplements may be riskier than they appear. As such, USADA reminds athletes to check supplement labels for Higenamine (also known as norcoclaurine) or Higenamine plant-based sources (Aconite, Annona squamosal, Nandina domestica, Tinospora crispa, and others).

“USADA determined that Collier was eligible for a reduction to the otherwise standard one-year period of ineligibility due to his cooperation throughout the results management process and forthright declaration of the supplement on his doping control form.”

The 30-year-old light heavyweight fighter released the following statement on Twitter:

“To my fans and supporters,

“I just wanted to touch base with you after the news has been announced of my sanction. First of all, I would NEVER purposely put any illegal substance in my body to gain a competitive edge. I’d rather lose than cheat.

“Returning from a surgery after an injury in my last fight, I went out to the local supplement store and purchased a pre-workout that was recommended by their staff that I have worked with previously.

“Unfortunately, there was a substance in the product that was listed on the label and on the USADA prohibited list that we were unaware of. For that simple mistake, I have accepted a 10-month suspension.

“During this process my wife and I have already taken action in learning the proper system to research produce names and ingredients. This has been quite a learning lesson and I take full responsibility for my mistake and apologize.

“Thank you to my team, my management @EmpireSM, Donna Marcolini and Jeff Novitzky with UFC for their continued support. I can’t wait to get back to work in the octagon.”

Collier’s last Octagon appearance resulted in a unanimous decision victory over Marcel Fortuna. That was in November of 2017. Collier has not competed since. His suspension runs until October 27th, at which point he’ll be eligible to return to action.

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Joe Rogan ‘Not Interested’ In Working For ESPN (Video)

Longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan has noticeably been working a lot fewer events in recent years. Rogan typically only commentates pay-per-view (PPV) cards in Las Vegas or California. He no longer does international cards or regular TV events. Speakin…

Longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan has noticeably been working a lot fewer events in recent years. Rogan typically only commentates pay-per-view (PPV) cards in Las Vegas or California. He no longer does international cards or regular TV events. Speaking on a recent “Fight Companion” episode of his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience”, Rogan touched on […]

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Cowboy Teases Possible Dates For Next Fight

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has been linked to rumors of a potential fight with Conor McGregor next. Should the fight happen, it looks like Cerrone has two dates nailed down to choose from. “Cowboy” posted a picture of himself in th…

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has been linked to rumors of a potential fight with Conor McGregor next. Should the fight happen, it looks like Cerrone has two dates nailed down to choose from. “Cowboy” posted a picture of himself in the gym training. He captioned it with, “April 13 or July 6th  just waiting to ” : Either […]

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Luque calls out Masvidal and Magny after FOTY performance

Welterweight Vicente Luque would like a step up in competition following his TKO win at UFC Phoenix. He may be a little battered, but Vicente Luque already has some names in mind for his future after his three-round war against fellow bang…

Vicente Luque

Welterweight Vicente Luque would like a step up in competition following his TKO win at UFC Phoenix.

He may be a little battered, but Vicente Luque already has some names in mind for his future after his three-round war against fellow banger Bryan Barberena. A fight Luque won via TKO in the final seconds, at UFC on ESPN 1: Ngannou vs. Velasquez in Phoenix, AZ. In an interview with Combate, the welterweight prospect called the affair the most exciting fight of his life and says he won’t forget the thrill of that night.

“It was the most exciting fight (of my career), that’s for sure. It gives you some joy and some goosebumps at the same time. I felt enormous happiness during the fight, when I heard the crowd, I knew it was a war. It was a great and special fight, it will be in my memory forever.”

The win over Barberena put Luque on a four-fight winning streak with all wins coming by way of KO or submission. And that has Vicente believing he could be ready for a step up in competition. The ‘Silent Assassin’ even has the names to go with it.

“I would really like to fight Jorge Masvidal, but he has a fight coming up now. Another guy is Neil Magny, if I’m not mistaken, he has no fights booked. That would be a good fight for me, he is a ranked fighter so that’s interesting. I feel ready to take on anybody, the higher the better. I want someone in the top 10, but I wouldn’t turn down a top 15 opponent.”

In his last four fights, Vicente Luque (15-6-1) defeated Bryan Barberena, Jalin Turner, Chad Laprise and Niko Price. The 27-year-old’s last loss occurred in March 2017, when Leon Edwards bested him via unanimous decision.

Scott Coker Reveals 16-Man Featherweight Grand Prix Tournament

Scott Coker teased it, and now we have confirmation. Speaking on “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show” yesterday (Mon. February 18, 2019), Coker confirmed a 16-man Featherweight Grand Prix Tournament is on the horizon. Aside from revealing 16 me…

Scott Coker teased it, and now we have confirmation. Speaking on “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show” yesterday (Mon. February 18, 2019), Coker confirmed a 16-man Featherweight Grand Prix Tournament is on the horizon. Aside from revealing 16 men would be involved, double the size of Bellator’s two previous Grand Prix events, no names were revealed. Featherweight is, […]

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