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Vitor Belfort granted license to fight in Nevada; must be willing to submit to rigorous random drug testing

Vitor Belfort was granted a license to fight in Las Vegas on Wednesday morning by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, who voted unanimously to grant “The Phenom” his license based on three conditions.Those conditions are that Belfort is not to fight before December, he must fight in Las Vegas and he must be willing to submit to complete and rigorous random drug testing at the discretion of the committee. Belfort was emotional and sincere in his comments, and promised to stay drug free for the remainder of his mixed martial arts career. “UFC is my authority, and [the commission]...

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Chael Sonnen suspended for two years by the Nevada State Athletic Commission

On Wednesday afternoon, former UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen was suspended two years from competing in Las Vegas or anywhere else by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his admitted use of banned substances earlier in 2014. Sonnen tested positive for anastrozole, clomiphene, human chorionic gonadotropin, human growth hormone and recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) in a pair of failed tests before UFC 175, forcing him off the card and prompting his subsequent retirement. Sonnen’s representative read a prepared statement and then the former middleweight contender answered the committee’s questions. Sonnen admitted his guilt and said he was embarrassed for his...

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Dana White announces that “Jones vs. Gustafsson II” will take place at MGM Grand in Vegas

UFC President Dana White said in an official statement today made by the UFC that the rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 178 on September 27th will in fact take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This news comes some time after the UFC announced the event would be held in Las Vegas, but they had not announced a venue prior to today. “The first fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson was the greatest light heavyweight fight in the history of the UFC,” UFC President Dana White stated in an official release. “This next...

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Phil Baroni believes he is among the last of a dying breed

Phil Baroni is an MMA veteran, with 32 MMA bouts, and 10 boxing matches, Baroni started his career in 2000 and has been through it all. From the UFC, to Pride, to Strikeforce, to ONE FC, numerous smaller shows, and now Bellator where he will fight on Friday against Karo Parisyan. Baroni believes he is the last of a dying breed of gladiators. He wrote his thoughts in a blog for Bloodyelbow.com My camp has gone great. I’m back at OKG, One Kicks Gym. I don’t even know what the f*ck made me leave in the first place. I...

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