Kinda crazy it's amateur, cause it looks like the real thing to me. What's up NY?
8/31 = UFC 164. RT @Alistairovereem
: It's a fact... 33 years of age. Training hard and looking forward to aug 31! pic.twitter.com/6FRawVU7qL
You can read the UFC's official statement on the suspension/fine here: ufc.com/news/zuffa-off…
UFC announces that Nate Diaz has been suspended for 90 days and fined $20,000 for his Caraway tweet. The money will be donated to charity.
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. @MikeThiessenUFC @NewYorkRic
if Ric wants to show you he can. same goes for all the participants. I'm just not going to.
Impressed that all the RPI participants entered their picks on time. Winners/picks/2nd round match-ups will be announced Monday. Good luck!
The latest on Hunt, Nelson, visas, and UFC 160 -- mmafighting.com/2013/5/17/4341…
are you sure it's mma? If so did NYC legalize mma?” amateur MMA is legal here. hilarious, I know.
That pretty much does it for the notable items on today's NSAC agenda. Now we wait to see if Hunt gets his visa after all.
Keith Kizer recommends Mario Yamasaki as the referee for Bigfoot vs. Velasquez 2 next weekend. Commission approves.
If you're in the NYC area tonight and want to watch some live MMA, there's an amateur event going down -- newsday.com/sports/mixed-m…
Nelson gets his license, just in case a deal can be reached for him to replace Hunt on short notice. As of now, no deal is done.
Nelson is up next. They are talking to him about his gray beard. "You're a joy to watch," they tell him. How sweet.
That's half the battle, of course. The license means nothing if he doesn't get the visa. The UFC is still confident, by the way.
After the NSAC tells him he got the license, Hunt belts out a loud, "WOOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH. GOD BLESS YOU." One of a kind.
Hunt tells the commission the case was dismissed in '02 and he hasn't had any incidents since then. Hunt has been granted a license.
I asked Hunt earlier today if he's concerned about jet lag. He said, "Even if I was what can be done about this?" UFC 160 is in 8 days.
"I'm still waiting. I think I should be getting one on Monday. Hopefully Monday." - Mark Hunt. They are now asking him about his '02 arrest.
I'm on the NSAC conference call right now. Hunt is up first. They just asked him if he has his visa yet. He said:
Bryan Caraway denies Bellator fighter's drug allegations, regrets strong anti-marijuana stance -- mmafighting.com/2013/5/17/4341…
No way. Fedor was pretty much the antithesis of SF. RT @CaptainScuzzo
I think of fedor over rock but I feel u
... only got his first real push once Zuffa took over (injuries played a part). So excited to see how he does in UFC. Feels like a big deal.
When I think of Strikeforce, I think of Melendez, Thomson and Rockhold. The latter really grew as a fighter on that circuit but ...
: John Cholish made weight on his 2nd attempt, 156lbs #UFC
He has matured and grown more comfortable over the years. Nice to see. RT @FightSportsCSN
BTW, everyone else made weight. The new Rockhold is very interesting. Much more outspoken, confident, brash ... So excited for this fight.
VB did not like that. He did the throat slicing gesture to the crowd and was fired up. Rockhold seemed pissed 2. We have ourselves a fight!
Yesterday Rockhold said he didn't like that Belfort but his fist in his face. Today, he walked right up to him and had to be separated.
How about that @JohnCholish
reppin' the @nyknicks
at today's weigh-ins? In other news, he weighs 156.2, so he has an hour to lose .2.
: former UFC fighter Paul Kelly has been found guilt of heroin trafficking charges in Liverpool. Yowza. liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool…
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Is it me (or my TV) or does @dc_mma
look considerably slimmer on @FUELTV
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Note: you can watch today's UFC on FX 8 weigh-ins live on @FUELTV
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Just got my stitches taken out!! Oh yea baby, feelin good
Fightweets: T.J. Grant vows to 'get people's attention' sbn.to/14cD0zi
is the mma beat gonna become a weekly thing now?” Not quite, but more often than in the past.
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Status quo as of this pm. RT @JimmyClarke
Any update on Mark Hunt? I've been so excited for JDS/Hunt.
No you're not. Everyone just needs to calm down. RT @joeybananaleaf
I'm done with the UFC, sorry, I'm done.
... No word on fine etc. or if there will even be one.
UFC has issued a statement on Diaz. We will post on @MMAFighting
ASAP. "Nate is currently suspended pending internal investigation "
UFC on Nate Diaz's tweet: "We are aware of the situation and are looking into the matter."
: I still believe and my teammates still believe. So we need everyone’s energy tonight in the Garden." I believe, Ray Ray!
is back in your life tomorrow. LOTS on the agenda. Looking forward to sharing with you.
: Press conference today. Can't stand fist to face bullshit, he will get his, I promise! instagram.com/p/ZYnlUqIaD8/
: Today is the day if I don't get visa today I'm going to start eating cake u guys didnt know bout cake day