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The eternal MMA thread

kyfe

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So Joe Rogan is stepping into the ring after he was called out by an unnamed fighter who called him a puss puss.

He has an insane side kick, when GSP saw it he asked Rogan to teach him the move.
If it's someone in his weight class, I think he'll destroy them.
 

videotronic

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Chael Sonnen fails random drug test, pulled from Vitor Belfort fight at UFC 175 - MMA Fighting

Chael Sonnen failed the same random drug test in late May that led to Wanderlei Silva's removal from UFC 175, an ESPN report revealed on Tuesday, which was subsequently confirmed by MMAFighting.com. As a result, Sonnen has been removed from his tentative July 5 bout against Vitor Belfort.

According to Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) executive director Bob Bennett, both Sonnen and Silva were asked by to undergo random drug tests while in Nevada for a recent UFC 175 pre-event press conference. Silva refused the request. Sonnen complied, however two illegal substances -- Anastrozole and Clomiphene -- were later discovered in his test results.

The UFC issued the following statement on Tuesday: "UFC officials acknowledge irregularities in a recent random test. Chael is planning on addressing the matter this afternoon."

Both Anastrozole and Clomiphene are forms of anti-estrogen treatments.

According to Bennett, Sonnen is expected to attend an upcoming commission hearing at a yet-be-scheduled date, where his fate will likely be decided. The 37-year-old veteran was previously suspended by the California State Athletic Commission in 2011 after testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone in his first bout against then-UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

A longtime user of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), Sonnen intended to compete at UFC 175 without TRT for first time since the NSAC banned the controversial treatment in early March.

"There's a lot of moving parts. I don't have all the answers," Sonnen said on FOX Sports 1 in the immediate aftermath of the TRT ban. "The bottom line is testosterone is out. Now, as it relates to Vitor, I think this was a very genuine and sincere thing for him. Here's the problem that I have: a fighter that said seven days ago, ‘I need TRT or I can't do this,' and then all of a sudden goes, ‘Well, I'll just stop TRT.' I find that very disingenuous.

"I am potentially in that same field. If this retires guys, then it retires guys. The rules are the rules, and the rules need to be followed. Personally, sorry to be long winded about this, but I'm going through this myself, where I've had to stop testosterone with the hope that we can find a new way to gain the results of upping testosterone to stay at a healthy level. If it doesn't work, I may have to stop the sport. And it's as simple as that."

Sonnen is expected to address the situation at 6:00 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

MMAFighting.com will continue to update this story it unfolds.
 

Baters

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that was the worst card I've watch so far, even the Rory match was meh
Does the UFC release PPV numbers and does anyone know how they compare to say 2-3 years ago?

There was a point of time where I did not miss a PPV, either watching friends at someone's place or us going out to watch. Now, I haven't been bothered to watch the last 6-7 and get them for free on TV ... I'm not saying I'm a bellweather but curious with how much they've had to dilute cards to carry all the Fox events what it's done to their PPV numbers, especially w. GSP, AS, et all all out and not carrying?
 

defazman

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early rumors is that the last card did under 100,000 buys, which is just horrible. Baters, I think your scenario is very common, with myself included.
 

kyfe

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I agree with Baters as well.

The same thing happened with the WWF back when I was a kid, they started doing all these TV shows and the product became very watered down
 

Musical Rush

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Anthony Johnson is going to be the new Jon Jones ( only with more power) Just stay away from those front kicks to the knees that jons likes to throw out there, and he'll have Jones laying on his back looking at the little birdies flying around his arrogant head.
 

Illogistix

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I'd have to think it'd go to a NC for them both?

Anybody believe that GSP was/is 100% clean (I do, still)?
Coming back from BPM I sat next to a girl on the plane from MTL who works in marketing for Headrush and said she was super close with GSP. We spoke about the UFC a lot (I told her I covered a few GSP fights back in my writing days) and I asked her about the juicing question. I know people who have sworn up and down that GSP was a huge juicer -- like pretty much everyone else in the UFC -- but just was an expert at beating the screens. I never bought it. I always thought he was just one of those insanely fit and hard-working guys who had a body like a machine. For what it is worth, she agreed and said anyone who knew him knew he was very against PHDs. Said she thought he would have never taken them, it went against everything he stood for. She also told me he retired because he got some girl pregnant and had a kid, which was a rumour back in the day on why he was retiring, which he always denied.

Anyway - fun flight, minus the sleep deprivation and nasty stomach bug I picked up in Playa. You know how you are alone on a plane and you always wonder, why can't a really hot, interesting girl sit beside me for once instead of an old, fat guy that's going to hog the middle arm-rest? I think this is the only time it's happened in my life, and it was awesome.
 

Rage

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Coming back from BPM I sat next to a girl on the plane from MTL who works in marketing for Headrush and said she was super close with GSP. We spoke about the UFC a lot (I told her I covered a few GSP fights back in my writing days) and I asked her about the juicing question. I know people who have sworn up and down that GSP was a huge juicer -- like pretty much everyone else in the UFC -- but just was an expert at beating the screens. I never bought it. I always thought he was just one of those insanely fit and hard-working guys who had a body like a machine. For what it is worth, she agreed and said anyone who knew him knew he was very against PHDs. Said she thought he would have never taken them, it went against everything he stood for. She also told me he retired because he got some girl pregnant and had a kid, which was a rumour back in the day on why he was retiring, which he always denied.

Anyway - fun flight, minus the sleep deprivation and nasty stomach bug I picked up in Playa. You know how you are alone on a plane and you always wonder, why can't a really hot, interesting girl sit beside me for once instead of an old, fat guy that's going to hog the middle arm-rest? I think this is the only time it's happened in my life, and it was awesome.
That's some solid intel - strong work!
 
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