UFC Statement on Cynthia Calvillo

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed Cynthia Calvillo of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation involving Carboxy-Tetrahydrocannabinol (“Carboxy-THC”) which is a metabolite of marijuana and/or hashish, above the decision limit of 180 ng/mL, stemming from an in-competition sample collected in conjunction with her recent bout in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 30, 2017, UFC 219: Cyborg vs. Holm.USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC and Monster Energy Announce Extension of Global Partnership

LAS VEGAS – UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, today announced the renewal of its global partnership with Monster Energy® via multi-year extension, in which the leading distributor of energy drinks will continue to serve as the “Official Energy Drink” of UFC. “Monster Energy is an amazing partner that truly understands what UFC is all about,” UFC President Dana White said. “We’re excited about this extension and we can’t wait to take things to the next level.” “We are very pleased to be continuin … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC 220: Miocic vs Ngannou Fantasy Cheat Sheet

Two titles will go up for grabs at UFC 220 in Boston this Saturday, including a showdown between heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and ferocious knockout artist Francis Ngannou. Ngannou has been the talk of the town ever since he rattled off one of the most jaw-dropping finishes in recent memory with his first-round knockout over Alistair Overeem at UFC 218, and now he’ll get his shot at the title. As for Miocic, this fight gives him the opportunity to become the longest reigning heavyweight champion in UFC history based on consecutive successful title defenses if he can get past Ngannou. Also … Read the Full Article Here
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Oezdemir confident, ready to knock out Cormier

Volkan Oezdemir doesn’t come from a hotbed of mixed martial arts, a place known for producing top contenders, world title challengers and champions.“Switzerland is basically known for the banks, the chocolates and the watches,” said the Fribourg native. “These are the three careers you’re entering into when you think about it. Are you working in the banks or in the watch industry?” The 28-year-old is neither a banker or a watchmaker, or a chocolatier for that matter. He is a mixed martial artist, though, one fighting for a world championship this Saturday ag … Read the Full Article Here
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Stephens vs Choi Fantasy Rewind

An action-packed night for the first ever UFC card in St. Louis was capped off with a jaw-dropping finish courtesy of Jeremy Stephens, as he put away Dooho Choi in the second round of their featherweight main event. Stephens and Choi earned Fight of the Night honors for their back and forth battle that had the St. Louis crowd rising and falling with every punch thrown in this slugfest. Choi landed his best shots in the opening round, but Stephens began returning fire with great accuracy and power in the second before landing a huge left hand that put “The Korean Superboy” down on the canvas. S … Read the Full Article Here
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On the Rise: UFC 220 Edition

With the first event of 2018 in the books, it’s time to lock in on the initial Pay-Per-View offering of the year – an explosive, dual-title affair in Boston that also offers an opportunity to catch a glimpse of a collection of new and emerging competitors who could make some noise in the Octagon in the months and years to come.This is On the Rise: UFC 220 Edition.Brandon DavisThe 27-year-old Davis earned his opportunity to compete in the Octagon by earning a victory in the most entertaining back-and-forth fight from the opening season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contenders … Read the Full Article Here
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Fight Night St. Louis Scorecard

Saturday’s UFC STL event is in the books, and now that the dust has settled in Missouri, it’s time to go to the scorecard to see who the big winners were at Scottrade Center.
 1 – Jeremy Stephens
As soon as the fight between Jeremy Stephens and Dooho Choi was announced, I knew it was going to be a barnburner for as long as it lasted, and it was. But I also knew that if Choi got tagged by Stephens the way he did by Cub Swanson, it was going to be a bad night, because while “Killer Cub” can crack, the “Lil’ Heathen” has even more on his fast … Read the Full Article Here
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Cormier goes sneaker shopping with Complex

On his son loving Steph Curry: My son wakes up for school in the morning, and he always wants to make sure his socks are Under Armour, because he’s wearing Under Armour shoes. The dude loves Under Armour, and I know it’s because of Steph Curry. Who wore Under Armour before? Under Armour’s one of the bigger sneaker brands because of the guys, and they’re signing everybody.
On someone stealing his Air Jordan XIs:I remember when I was a junior in high school, fashion was starting to matter a little bit. All I really wanted was that shoe. I love the patent leather. I love how it looks. It’s slee … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC 220: Miocic vs Ngannou – First Face Off

It’s Monday on Fight Week and we’re just a few days away from UFC 220: Miocic vs Ngannou. Below is a new UFC.com Pay Per View special feature where our writers go head-to-head for every main card bout set for this Saturday night.Thomas Gerbasi, Damon Martin, E. Spencer Kyte, Matt Parrino and Steve Latrell face off below to offer the first preview of Fight Week.UFC heavyweight title main event: Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou VS How Miocic will win…Stipe Miocic may be the underdog to Francis Ngannou going into UFC 220 but the way he wins this fight is rather simple … Read the Full Article Here
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