Video: Jedrzejczyk Shows What She’s Been Working On For UFC 205 Title Defense

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Ahead of this Saturday’s UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor mega-event in New York, UFC has begun rolling out their usual “Fight Week” content.

Featured above, courtesy of the UFC On FOX YouTube channel, is a new video cal…

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Ahead of this Saturday’s UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor mega-event in New York, UFC has begun rolling out their usual “Fight Week” content.

Featured above, courtesy of the UFC On FOX YouTube channel, is a new video called “Joanna Jedrzejczyk trains for Karolina Kowalkiewicz ahead of UFC 205.”

The official description for the video reads as follows:

“Joanna Jedrzejczyk gave a sneak-peek of what she’s working on ahead of her New York City matchup with Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 205.”

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor takes place on Saturday, November 12th from the world-famous Madison Square Garden arena in New York City.

Join us here at MMANews.com on 11/12 for live round-by-round results coverage of the entire UFC 205 pay-per-view.

Report: BJ Penn Cleared Of Charges In Sexual Assault Case

MMA legend and UFC Hall Of Famer BJ Penn has been cleared of all charges related to his case for alleged sexual assault, according to a report by TMZ.com.

TMZ reports that prosecutors in the case have come to the conclusion that they “don’t have suf…

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MMA legend and UFC Hall Of Famer BJ Penn has been cleared of all charges related to his case for alleged sexual assault, according to a report by TMZ.com.

TMZ reports that prosecutors in the case have come to the conclusion that they “don’t have sufficient evidence to charge the case.”

Penn was scheduled to headline the UFC’s return to the Philippinnes against Ricardo Lamas until a number of issues forced the promotion to cancel the entire event.

There is no word yet regarding if and/or when BJ Penn will make his Octagon return.

UFC Issues Statement On Jon Jones Receiving One-Year Suspension From USADA

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As noted, USADA issued their ruling in the Jon Jones case on Monday, announcing that the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion has been handed down a one-year suspension stemming from his positive test result for his scheduled fight in July at UFC 200.

Since the ruling has become public knowledge, the UFC has touched down with their own official statement regarding the matter.

Below is the statement UFC sent out today regarding USADA’s ruling of a one-year suspension for Jon Jones:

“UFC is aware of the one-year sanction levied against Jon Jones as a result of his UFC Anti-Doping Policy violation, decided by a three-person arbitration panel held on Monday, October 31, 2016. UFC has been advised that the one-year suspension commenced on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. While the decision indicates no evidence of Jones’ intentional use of banned substances, it does highlight the care and diligence that is required by athletes competing in the UFC to ensure that no prohibited substances enter their system.”

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As noted, USADA issued their ruling in the Jon Jones case on Monday, announcing that the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion has been handed down a one-year suspension stemming from his positive test result for his scheduled fight in July at UFC 200.

Since the ruling has become public knowledge, the UFC has touched down with their own official statement regarding the matter.

Below is the statement UFC sent out today regarding USADA’s ruling of a one-year suspension for Jon Jones:

“UFC is aware of the one-year sanction levied against Jon Jones as a result of his UFC Anti-Doping Policy violation, decided by a three-person arbitration panel held on Monday, October 31, 2016. UFC has been advised that the one-year suspension commenced on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. While the decision indicates no evidence of Jones’ intentional use of banned substances, it does highlight the care and diligence that is required by athletes competing in the UFC to ensure that no prohibited substances enter their system.”

Video: UFC 205 — Fighting For History Documentary (Full Episode)

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Ahead of this Saturday’s UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor mega-event in New York, UFC has begun rolling out their usual “Fight Week” content.

Featured above is the complete hour-long special, “UFC 205 — Fighting For History,” which premiered on FOX this past Sunday evening to promote this coming Saturday’s debut event in New York.

The official description for UFC 205 — Fighting For History reads as follows:

“The UFC’s long road to New York culminates with UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden. Go behind the scenes with Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor as they prepare to make history in one of three title fights along with Tyron Woodley, Stephen Thompson, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Karolina Kowalkiewicz.”

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor takes place on Saturday, November 12th from the world-famous Madison Square Garden arena in New York City.

Join us here at MMANews.com on 11/12 for live round-by-round results coverage of the entire UFC 205 pay-per-view.

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https://youtu.be/SxwE4fPLU3c

Ahead of this Saturday’s UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor mega-event in New York, UFC has begun rolling out their usual “Fight Week” content.

Featured above is the complete hour-long special, “UFC 205 — Fighting For History,” which premiered on FOX this past Sunday evening to promote this coming Saturday’s debut event in New York.

The official description for UFC 205 — Fighting For History reads as follows:

“The UFC’s long road to New York culminates with UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden. Go behind the scenes with Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor as they prepare to make history in one of three title fights along with Tyron Woodley, Stephen Thompson, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Karolina Kowalkiewicz.”

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor takes place on Saturday, November 12th from the world-famous Madison Square Garden arena in New York City.

Join us here at MMANews.com on 11/12 for live round-by-round results coverage of the entire UFC 205 pay-per-view.

USADA Issues One-Year Suspension To Jon Jones

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On Monday, USADA issued their ruling in the Jon Jones case, serving the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion with a one-year suspension for his positive drug test result leading up to his scheduled fight with Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 back in July.

Below is the official release issued by USADA today with all of the details on their ruling:

MGSS Arbitration Panel Imposes One-Year Sanction on UFC Athlete, Jones, for Anti-Doping Policy Violation

November 7, 2016 – USADA announced today that an independent three-member arbitration panel from McLaren Global Sports Solutions, Inc. (MGSS) has rendered its decision in the case of UFC® athlete, Jon Jones, of Rochester, N.Y., and determined that Jones should receive the maximum one-year period of ineligibility for his anti-doping policy violation. This decision comes after the facts of the case were presented and fully argued at a day-long evidentiary hearing on October 31, 2016.

Jones, 29, tested positive for the presence of two prohibited substances, clomiphene and letrozole, following an out-of-competition urine test on June 16, 2016.Clomiphene and letrozole are both Specified Substances in the class of Hormone and Metabolic Modulators and are prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, the standard sanction for a policy violation involving a Specified Substance is a one-year period of ineligibility.

Depending on the athlete’s degree of fault for the doping offense, the sanction for an anti-doping policy violation involving Specified Substances can range from a reprimand and no period of ineligibility, up to the standard one-year period of ineligibility. Here, the MGSS Panel, comprised entirely of specially trained arbitrators from the Court of Arbitration for Sport, concluded that Jones’ degree of fault was at the very top end of the scale.

Jones’ one-year period of ineligibility began on July 6, 2016, the date of his provisional sanction. In addition, Jones has been disqualified from all competitive results obtained on and subsequent to July 6, 2016, including forfeiture of any title, ranking, purse, or other compensation.

USADA conducts the year-round, independent anti-doping program for all UFC athletes. USADA is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental agency whose sole mission is to preserve the integrity of competition, inspire true sport, and protect the rights of clean athletes. In an effort to aid UFC athletes, as well as their support team members, in understanding the rules applicable to them, USADA provides comprehensive instruction on the UFC Anti-Doping Program website (www.ufc.usada.org) regarding the testing process and prohibited substances, how to obtain permission to use a necessary medication, and the risks and dangers of taking supplements as well as performance-enhancing and recreational drugs. In addition, the agency manages a drug reference hotline, Drug Reference Online (www.ufc.globaldro.com), conducts educational sessions, and proactively distributes a multitude of educational materials, such as the Prohibited List, easy-reference wallet cards, and periodic athlete alerts.

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On Monday, USADA issued their ruling in the Jon Jones case, serving the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion with a one-year suspension for his positive drug test result leading up to his scheduled fight with Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 back in July.

Below is the official release issued by USADA today with all of the details on their ruling:

MGSS Arbitration Panel Imposes One-Year Sanction on UFC Athlete, Jones, for Anti-Doping Policy Violation

November 7, 2016 – USADA announced today that an independent three-member arbitration panel from McLaren Global Sports Solutions, Inc. (MGSS) has rendered its decision in the case of UFC® athlete, Jon Jones, of Rochester, N.Y., and determined that Jones should receive the maximum one-year period of ineligibility for his anti-doping policy violation. This decision comes after the facts of the case were presented and fully argued at a day-long evidentiary hearing on October 31, 2016.

Jones, 29, tested positive for the presence of two prohibited substances, clomiphene and letrozole, following an out-of-competition urine test on June 16, 2016.Clomiphene and letrozole are both Specified Substances in the class of Hormone and Metabolic Modulators and are prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, the standard sanction for a policy violation involving a Specified Substance is a one-year period of ineligibility.

Depending on the athlete’s degree of fault for the doping offense, the sanction for an anti-doping policy violation involving Specified Substances can range from a reprimand and no period of ineligibility, up to the standard one-year period of ineligibility. Here, the MGSS Panel, comprised entirely of specially trained arbitrators from the Court of Arbitration for Sport, concluded that Jones’ degree of fault was at the very top end of the scale.

Jones’ one-year period of ineligibility began on July 6, 2016, the date of his provisional sanction. In addition, Jones has been disqualified from all competitive results obtained on and subsequent to July 6, 2016, including forfeiture of any title, ranking, purse, or other compensation.

USADA conducts the year-round, independent anti-doping program for all UFC athletes. USADA is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental agency whose sole mission is to preserve the integrity of competition, inspire true sport, and protect the rights of clean athletes. In an effort to aid UFC athletes, as well as their support team members, in understanding the rules applicable to them, USADA provides comprehensive instruction on the UFC Anti-Doping Program website (www.ufc.usada.org) regarding the testing process and prohibited substances, how to obtain permission to use a necessary medication, and the risks and dangers of taking supplements as well as performance-enhancing and recreational drugs. In addition, the agency manages a drug reference hotline, Drug Reference Online (www.ufc.globaldro.com), conducts educational sessions, and proactively distributes a multitude of educational materials, such as the Prohibited List, easy-reference wallet cards, and periodic athlete alerts.

Video: UFC 205 “Inside The Octagon” Preview For Alvarez vs. McGregor Fight

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Ahead of this Saturday’s UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor mega-event in New York, UFC has begun rolling out their usual “Fight Week” content.

Featured above is the “Inside The Octagon” segment focused on this Saturday’s …

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https://youtu.be/JPxqu538ejI

Ahead of this Saturday’s UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor mega-event in New York, UFC has begun rolling out their usual “Fight Week” content.

Featured above is the “Inside The Octagon” segment focused on this Saturday’s “Champion vs. Champion” main event at UFC 205 between UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez and UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor.

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor takes place on Saturday, November 12th from the world-famous Madison Square Garden arena in New York City.

Join us here at MMANews.com on 11/12 for live round-by-round results coverage of the entire UFC 205 pay-per-view.