Nevada State Athletic Commission Bans Testosterone Replacement Therapy For All Fighters

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A few moments ago, the Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to ban therapeutic use exemptions for (TRT) testosterone replacement therapy effective immediately.

If any athlete has a TUE, no state commission will recognize it. Any fighter who competes in MMA, boxing and kickboxing will not be allowed to apply for an exemption going forward.

Some of the notables who have or had a TUE in the past include Vitor Belfort, Frank Mir, Chael Sonnen and Dan Henderson.

Brett Okamoto from ESPN.com got comment from UFC President Dana White regarding the news.

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Video: Top 20 Submissions in UFC History

UFC 167 is on Saturday night and is the 20th anniversary show of the company. Throughout the week the UFC will be releasing videos of the greatest fights and other moments in the history of the organization. This video above will show the 20 greatest submissions in the history of the UFC. Here are the top five.

5. B.J. Penn vs. Matt Hughes I at UFC 46
4. Frank Mir vs. Brock Lesnar I at UFC 81
3. Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock at UFC 1
2. Matt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg at UFC 52
1. Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen at UFC 117

Do you agree with the top five?

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Jose Aldo vs Ricardo Lamas, Dominick Cruz vs Renan Barao Set To Headline UFC 169

The MMA world was wondering when we would see Jose Aldo vs Ricardo Lamas and Dominick Cruz vs Renan Barao. Well that time is now as the Newsday announced and the UFC a short time ago that Aldo will battle Lamas for Aldo’s UFC featherweight title and Cruz and Barao will meet in a unification bout to determine the undisputed UFC bantamweight champion at UFC 169.

It had been rumored that Aldo and Lamas will battling next as UFC President Dana White has stated that was the fight he was trying to make for both guys.

We last saw Aldo in the octagon when he defeated Chan Sung Jung at UFC 163 in August. Aldo is 5-0 in the UFC and will looking to extend his winning streak to 17.

Lamas was last seen in the cage when he defeated Erik Koch at UFC on Fox 6 in January. The Illinois native has won four in a row and has been campaigning for the Aldo fight since his last fight in January.

We haven’t seen Cruz in the cage since October of 2011 when he defeated current UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. Cruz has been out of action due to two ACL surgeries.

Barao was crowned the interim bantamweight champion when he beat Urijah Faber at UFC 149 in July of 2012. The Brazilian has defended the interim title on two occasions defeating Michael McDonald and Eddie Wineland.

Aldo and Lamas will serve as the headliner and Barao and Cruz as the co-feature. UFC 169 takes place on Saturday, February 1 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Here is the updated card for UFC 169.

- Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas – UFC featherweight title
- Dominick Cruz vs. Renan Barao – UFC bantamweight title-unification bout
- Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem

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Dana White UFC Fight Night 29 Video Blog

The UFC returns to action tonight as UFC Fight Night 29 takes place from the Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The main event features a key welterweight between Demian Maia and Jake Shields. The co-main event will feature another welterweight bout as Dong Hyun Kim faces off with Erick Silva.

Before all fight cards UFC President Dana White releases a video blog to promote an upcoming card and a look back at previous events. The latest blog from White previews tonight’s card and takes a look back at UFC 164 at the end of August.

The card featured Anthony Pettis defeating Benson Henderson in the main event to capture the UFC lightweight title. The co-main event featured Josh Barnett beating Frank Mir.

The video blog takes a look at White getting a custom Harley Davidson motorcycle designed for him and takes a look back at the UFC 164 event.

You can watch the video above.

Here is the card for tonight’s UFC Fight Night 29.

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET)
- Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields
- Dong Hyun Kim vs. Erick Silva
- Matt Hamill vs. Thiago Silva
- Joey Beltran vs. Fabio Maldonado
- Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Pierce
- Raphael Assuncao vs. T.J. Dillashaw

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 5 p.m. ET)
- Igor Araujo vs. Ildemar Alcantara
- Yan Cabral vs. David Mitchell
- Chris Cariaso vs. Iliarde Santos
- Alan Patrick vs. Garett Whiteley

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Jon Jones vs Glover Teixeira To Main Event Super Bowl Weekend Card, Mir/Overeem On Tap

We won’t get the immediate rematch that the MMA world was looking forward to seeing. Newsday first reported and the UFC later confirmed that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will defend his title against Glover Teixeira at UFC 169 on Saturday, February 1, which is the day before the Super Bowl. The co-feature will have former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem battles former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir.

Jones defeated Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 about two weeks ago in a very close fight that people have deemed fight of the year and perhaps the greatest fight in the history of the light heavyweight division. Fans were clamoring for a rematch, but the champion stated in a press release last week that he rewatched the fight ten times and thought he won rounds 2, 4 and 5.

Teixeira last competed last month at UFC Fight Night 28 when he stopped Ryan Bader in the first round after a sluggish start to the fight. The Brazilian will take a 20 fight winning streak heading into the fight, which is the second longest streak in MMA.

The Mir/Overeem fight was supposed to take place at UFC 167 in November, but the fight was pushed back to let Mir have more time to recover from his loss by knockout to Josh Barnett at the end of August at UFC 164.

Mir has lost three straight fights and Overeem is on a two-fight losing as he last competed and lost by knockout to Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night 26 in August.

UFC 169 takes place on Saturday, February 1 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Super Bowl takes place the next day at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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Alistair Overeem Battling Frank Mir At UFC 167

It was announced yesterday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and confirmed by the UFC that former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will fight former two time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir at UFC 167. This show has been dubbed as the 20th anniversary show of the organization.

This is a big fight for Mir and Overeem as Mir has lost three fights in a row and Overeem has lost two straight and the loser could out of the UFC.

Mir last fought about a week ago at UFC 164 when he was defeated by Josh Barnett by TKO, even though Mir had questioned the stoppage of referee Rob Hinds. Before that fight, Mir had lost to Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix winner Daniel Cormier and former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos.

We last seen Overeem about three weeks ago when he lost to Travis Browne by TKO at UFC Fight Night 26. Before that fight, Overeem had lost to Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 156 in February.

UFC 167 will be taking place at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, with the card headlined by UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre facing off with Johny Hendricks.

Here is the card right now for UFC 167:

• Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks – for welterweight title
• Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen
• Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem
• Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald
• Josh Koscheck vs. Tyron Woodley

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UFC 164 Medical Suspensions With Anthony Pettis Out Indefinitely

UFC 164 took place on Saturday Night with Anthony Pettis submitting Benson Henderson to capture the UFC lightweight championship. BetweenTheRopes.com contacted the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services to receive the medical suspensions and official results from this past Saturday’s card.

Here the medical suspensions from Saturday’s UFC 164:

Al Iaquinta suspended for 45 days; lacerations to nose an upper left eye lid
Nikita Krylov suspended for 30 days; mandatory for TKO
Soa Palelei suspended for 30 days; mandatory for lacaerations
Soa Palelei suspended for 180 days; or clear x-ray of ribs
Pascal Krauss suspended for 60 days; mandatory rest for left ankle
Pascal Krauss suspended for 180 days; or clear x-ray of left ankle
Dustin Porier suspended for 45 days; mandatory rest for laceration to left cheek
Eric Koch suspended for 30 days; mandatory rest for lacerations
Brandon Vera suspended for 30 days; mandatory rest for TKO
Clay Guida suspended for 30 days; mandatory rest for TKO
Frank Mir suspended for 30 days; mandatory rest for TKO
Anthony Pettis suspended for 30 days; mandatory rest of left knee
Anthony Pettis suspended indefinitely; must provide clearance by physician of left knee
Benson Hendrson suspended for 180 days or clear x-ray and MRI of right elbow

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UFC Podcast: UFC 164 Preview

In today’s podcast Steve talks to Fighthype.com lead writer Percy Crawford. Steve and Crawford preview tonight’s UFC 164 featuring the main event between UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson defending his title against Anthony Pettis, with the co-main event of Josh Barnett facing off with Frank Mir.

The guys also recap UFC Fight Night 27 from Wednesday night and what is next for the main card winners and losers from the show, discuss the situation between Bjorn Rebney and Dana White and all the latest news in the MMA world.

Crawford and Steve then discuss the latest involving the fight between Canelo Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather on Saturday, September 14, the All Access ratings and if Showtime should be worried and all the latest news in the world of boxing.

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UFC Video: Countdown To UFC 164

UFC 164 takes place tonight from the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The main event features a rematch between UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson defending his title against Anthony Pettis. The co-feature is a bout between two former UFC heavyweight champions as Josh Barnett battles Frank Mir.

For every UFC pay-per-view, the UFC produces a countdown show that features some of the featured bouts on the card. On this episode of “Countdown to UFC 164, the show features Henderson and Pettis, Barnett and Mir and a key featherweight showdown between Chad Mendes and Clay Guida.

Watch the full episode of the show above.

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UFC Video: UFC 164 Weigh-In Video

Fighters took the scale yesterday before they fight today at UFC 164. The weigh-ins took place where the event is tonight, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee. All 24 fighters on the card made weight.

The main event of tonight’s UFC 164 is a rematch featuring UFC lightweight Benson Henderson facing off with former WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. The challenger won the first bout between the two at the final WEC show in 2010. The co-feature is a battle of former UFC heavyweight champions as Josh Barnett battles Frank Mir.

Watch the video above of the weigh-ins.

Here are the results of yesterday’s weigh-ins:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
• Benson Henderson (155) vs Anthony Pettis (154.5)
• Josh Barnett (255) vs Frank Mir (248)
• Clay Guida (146) vs Chad Mendes (145)
• Ben Rothwell (262) vs Brandon Vera (241)
• Erik Koch (145) vs Dustin Poirier (145.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
•Gleison Tibau (155) vs Jamie Varner (156)
•Tim Elliott (125.5) vs Louis Gaudinot (125)
•Pascal Krauss (170) vs Hyun Gyu Lim (171)
•Chico Camus (135) vs Kyung Ho Kang (136)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6:30 p.m. ET)
•Nikita Krylov (236) vs Soa Palelei (265)
•Ryan Couture (156) vs Al Iaquinta (156)
•Magnus Cedenblad (185) vs Jared Hamman (185.5)

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UFC Video: UFC 164 Pre-Fight Press Conference

The UFC returns to pay-per-view for the first time in four weeks on Saturday for UFC 164. The event takes place at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The main event will feature a rematch between UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson facing off against Anthony Pettis. The two squared off at the final WEC show in December 2010 with Pettis winning by unanimous decision and hitting the infamous “Showtime Kick” late in the fight.

The co-main event will feature two former UFC heavyweight champions and current top ten fighters as Josh Barnett returns to the UFC after 11 year run in various organizations as he will square off against Frank Mir.

Also on the card, top ten featherweights battle as Chad Mendes battles Clay Guida.

The UFC held the UFC 164 pre-fight press conference at the BMO Harris Bradley Center with the six fighters we mentioned along with UFC president Dana White. You can see the video above.

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Roy Nelson Signs A New UFC Contract, Will Fight Daniel Cormier At UFC 166

Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson have been calling out each other for months now. All that was needed was a new UFC contract for Nelson and that was delivered yesterday with the fight as well.

It was announced by the UFC that Roy Nelson will be facing Daniel Cormier at UFC 166 on October 19 from the Toyota Center in Houston. Nelson has agreed to a nine fight deal with the UFC, which then led to the announcement of the fight.

Cormier is coming off an unanimous decision over Frank Mir in April at UFC on Fox 7. Nelson is coming off a loss to Stipe Miocic at UFC 161 last month.

Cormier and Nelson were jabbing each other on Twitter late last week trying to get the fight made and a handwritten contract was posted on Twitter as well.

This fight will serve as the co-main event of UFC 166, as the main event will feature the trilogy fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight championship.

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