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JOSE ALDO OFF UFC 189 – CHAD MENDES ON!

UFC FORCED TO “BITE HUGE $BULLET$”

Jose Aldo-Chad Mendes

Jose Aldo-Chad Mendes


San Francisco, CA– In what was a devastating blow to the UFC brand, Dana White and company finally announced what we’ve known for days: Jose Aldo injured his ribs in training and Chad Mendes will instead face Conor McGregor at UFC 189.

TEAM ALDO PLAYING GAMES EARLY ON?

If you follow this from a chronological point of view, we break it up like this. 1) Team Aldo tried to pull a ruse on Team McGregor when they Tweeted, “Aldo hurt his ribs.” 2) Allegedly later in that same day, Aldo really hurt his ribs.

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JOSE ALDO HURT – UFC 189 BOUT IN PERIL

UFC KING ALDO “BANGED UP” IN TRAINING

Jose Aldo Out Of UFC 189

Jose Aldo Out Of UFC 189?


San Francisco, CA– The initial reports out of UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo’s training camp was that he suffered “cracked ribs” in training. Then, the injury was downgraded to “bruised ribs.”

ALDO VS MCGREGOR WAS “FIGHT OF 2015″

In case you’ve been under a MMA rock, you know that July 11 in Las Vegas, Ireland’s Conor McGregor is set to challenge Aldo for the 145 lb. belt in what is considered the biggest MMA bout of 2015.

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UFC BAN IN NEW YORK CONTINUES

UFC NOT PLAYING MSG ANYTIME SOON

UFC Czar Dana White

UFC Czar Dana White


San Francisco, CA– The New York State Senate has passed a bill legalizing Mixed Martial Arts, the UFC et al, in each of the past six years. After the NY Senate, the bill has went to and died each year in the NY State Assembly.

UFC IN STANDOFF WITH NY & VEGAS UNIONS

The dream of many, especially UFC middleweight king Chris Weidman, a native upstate New Yorker, to stage a UFC event in 2016 appears to be just that, a dream. The sole reason MMA is not welcome in New York is that the Fertitta bros., Frank and Lorenzo, the majority owners of the UFC also have a number of “non-union casinos” in Nevada.

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MID WEEK UFC-MMA NOTES & 189 ODDS

“JOANNA J” STILL CHAMPION

Joanna Brutalizing Penne To Defend Her Belt

Joanna Brutalizing Penne To Defend Her Belt

Los Angeles, CA- UFC strawweight (115) champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10-0) added another KO to her resume by stopping Jessica Penne (12-3) in the main event of the latest edition of UFC Fight Night, which was broadcast from O2 World in Berlin, Germany on UFC Fight Pass.  The contest was called to a close in round number 3 at 4:22.  The champ out landed Penne 126-25 in total strikes, and her face reflected that large disparity.   Jedrzejczyk, of Poland, looks like a future star in the UFC if she can keep stringing together dominant wins like this.

SIVER LOSES IN FRONT OF HOME CROWD

In the co-main, veteran featherweight (145) Dennis Siver (22-11, 1 NC) lost a UD to Japan’s Tatsuya Kawajiri (34-8-2).  Both guys are past their best, but Siver may want to think about finding another line of work.  It was his second straight loss and he has gone 1-3, 1 NC in his last 5.  Siver has always been a fun fighter to watch, but his best days are clearly behind him at this point in his career.

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6/14/15 RING TALK MMA HOUR & ZACK YOUNG

BADDEST DUDE IN UFC IS “NO MAS”

Werdum Connects On Cain

Werdum Connects On Cain


Larry Merchant

Larry Merchant

San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” host Pedro Fernandez was joined by MMA writer Zack Young who expanded on what the Velasquez loss means to the other heavyweights in the UFC.

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WERDUM DESTROYS UFC CHAMP VELASQUEZ

COCKY CAIN “PUNKED” BY WERDUM IN UFC 188

Cain "Taco Truck Owner" Velasquez

Cain “Taco Truck Owner” Velasquez


San Francisco, CA– What a stunner! Cain Velasquez, thought to be the “best cardio” guy in MMA, was sucking air early on before submitting to Fabrice Werdum with a guillotine choke in round three. As indicated by the photo here, Velasquez stopped visiting the Taco truck and instead bought a fleet of them from which he gorged himself during the latest Re Hab stint for the fighter out of the American Kickboxing Academyy in Silicon Valley, USA. Recovering from an injured knee, Cain had to weigh 300 lbs. when this photo was taken around four months ago.

WERDUM RESPECTED MMA & MEXICAN PEOPLE

Newly crowned UFC heavyweight champion Fabrice Werdum, a Brazilian who resides in Los Angeles, realized that the nearly 8,000 foot altitude of Mexico City was as much an opponent as Velasquez himself. So Werdum spent nearly two months in the altitude in order to become acclimated to the “thin” air. Velasquez, in addition to taking off 60 lbs., arrived a little less than two weeks ago. When Werdum brought this up a few weeks ago, most people scoffed thinking nothing the Brazilian could do to derail the now two-time champion. As it turns out, Velasquez wasn’t in the fight until it was over!

WERDUM, CAIN, ARVLOSKI & DOS SANTOS TOP WEAK FIELD

There are a lot of UFC heavyweights, but quantity doesn’t equal quality. Ex-champ Junior Dos Santos who was mangled twice in succession by Velasquez after scoring a quick KO in their first encounter, in all likelihood will get the first shot at the new champion. It was Dos Santos who last beat Werdum in 2010, thus the rematch for the title makes both dollars and sense. Andrei Arvloski, another ex-titleholder is on an impressive win streak as well, thus he could be #1 for Werdum. Regardless, whether it is “AA” or Dos Santos, Werdum would be a significant favorite to beat both men.

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UFC 188 HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE CLASH & NOTES

VELASQUEZ-WERDUM FIGHT IS MMA NITROGLYCERINE

Velasquez-Werdum UFC 188

Velasquez-Werdum UFC 188


Los Angeles, CA- UFC heavyweight (265 lb.) champion Cain Velasquez (13-1) returns Saturday night at UFC 188 after a year and a half away from the cage when he faces Fabricio Werdum (19-5-1) at the Mexico City Arena in the Mexican capital for the main event of UFC 188.  

CAIN CAN BE MEXICAN GOD LIKE JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ SR.

Velasquez, whose parents are Mexican, will be looking to make a statement against Werdum to send the fans home happy.  With the Mexican demographic the biggest piece of the Pay Per View pie, Cain has the potential to reap record paydays that will not make quite Floyd Mayweather-like money, but the upswing can be worth many millions!

VELASQUEZ-WERDUM TO CAUSE MEXICO CITY QUAKE?

Tune in to this one, folks! this is one of the most compelling fights of the year thus far.  Werdum has improved dramatically since being knocked silly by Velasquez’ punching bag Junior “Everlast” Dos Santos (17-3) in 1:21 back in 2008.  Cain will need to show up in top form, and he will versus the soon to be ex-interim champ. I say Velasquez will put a brutal beating on the Brazilian UNLESS “Octagon rust” and Taco truck visits have ruined the champ.

EX-CHAMPS BATTLE IN POTENTIAL “SUPER FIGHT

Former Strikeforce lightweight (155) champ Gilbert Melendez (22-4) will square off with former Bellator lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez (25-4) in the co-main event. Alvarez will stop Gil in a war in front of the Mexican fans there to see the Strikeforce alum.  

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LISTEN RING TALK MMA ON UFC 188 & CAIN

DID UFC CHAMP BUY HIMSELF A TACO TRUCK?

Cain "Mr. Carbs" Velasquez

Cain “Mr. Carbs” Velasquez


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” Pedro Fernandez expanded on UFC 188 and the heavyweight title defense by champion Cain Velasquez. Although he has taken off the pounds, this is what he looked like before training camp. YIKES! Challenger Fabrice Werdum is primed and ready. But again is Cain?

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TUESDAY MORNING UFC NOTEBOOK

CONDIT RETURN A SUCCESS

Natural Born Killer Returns

Natural Born Killer Returns

Los Angeles, CA-Welterweight (170 lb.) contender Carlos Condit (30-8) survived a bit of a rocky first round to defeat Thiago Alves (21-10) in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves.  In the second round, Carlos punished Alves with vicious elbows that appeared to have broken Alves’ nose in a few places. The fans at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil had to feel a bit disappointed that the American destroyed their countryman so thoroughly.   The medical staff chose to end the fight after round two to prevent any further damage.

SO HOW ABOUT THE REST OF THE CARD?

While the main event was decent, the undercard really underwhelmed.  It was a card packed with prospects vying to be contenders, but no one truly shined.  After the excitement of last week’s UFC 187, which featured two title fights, this week felt like quite a letdown.   Read more

UFC FIGHT NIGHT RETURN OF CARLOS CONDIT

“NATURAL BORN KILLER” OR “NATURAL BORN OUT-POINTER”?

Natural Born Killer

Natural Born Killer

Los Angeles, CA-Welterweight (170 lb.) contender Carlos Condit (29-8) features in the starring role of UFC Fight Night:  Condit vs. Alves.  Condit is back for the first time since losing by knee injury to Tyron Woodley (15-3).  Across the cage from him will be Thiago Alves (21-9).  Alves is a solid fighter, but I do not think home country advantage at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil will be enough to defeat one of the best welterweights in the world.  Condit has been a point-fighter in recent years, but I think he will go back to his killer ways on Saturday night.

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LISTEN NOW RING TALK ON AL HAYMON

PEDRO ON AL HAYMON IN DEPTH

Al Haymon

Al Haymon


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” Pedro Fernandez went into depth in segment 3 of this one hour show on Al Haymon. After boxing, Pedro switched gears and talked MMA, the UFC and Brazilian fighters on Steroids.

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LISTEN NOW RING TALK MMA UFC 187

BOTH UFC 187 MAIN EVENTS END EARLY

Jon Jones

Jon Jones


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” Pedro Fernandez looked at what should be the end of Brazilian Steroid Prince Vitor Belfort after Chris Weidman pummeled him in less than a round. His Superman like strength went bye-bye when they took away his legal steroids. UFC 189, Bellator, MMA news and a little pro wretling, that and more on Ring Talk MMA. As for Daniel Cormier winning the stripped UFC title of Jon Jones, well Jon is still the champ in everybidy but the UFC’s mind, call it just a vacation of sorts.

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CORMIER WIN TOPS UFC 187 RESULTS

CORMIER CRUSHES RUMBLE

DC

DC

Los Angeles, CADaniel “DC” Cormier (16-1) became the new UFC light heavyweight (205 lb.) champion by out-grappling Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (19-5) in the main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.  Cormier was abe to survive a first-round knockdown to dominate “Rumble” on the ground.  After more than two rounds of vicious “ground and pound” that left Johnson visibly woozy, Cormier was able to secure a rear-naked choke that ended things in the third round (2:39).  Cormier has already been beaten by the real champion, Jon Jones (21-1), but Jones’ out of the cage struggles will keep him sidelined for the foreseeable future.

WEIDMAN POUNDS OUT BELFORT

Middleweight (185) champion Chris Weidman (13-0) suffered a cut early in his bout with Vitor Belfort (24-11), but quickly took Belfort down and battered his face until referee Herb Dean called a stop to the contest at 2:53 of the opening round.  It was an easy night for the champ, aside from the cut.

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LISTEN RING TALK MMA CONOR MCGREGOR

CONOR MCGREGOR THREATENS LIFE OF JOSE ALDO

Conor McGregor:  Nuts Or Double Bad?

Conor McGregor: Nuts Or Double Bad?


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” Pedro Fernandez aired some explosive audio of both Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo, the Irishman predicting Jose’s death in Aldo’s native Portugeese. Zack Young also joined in on MMA news and the upcoming schedule.

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LISTEN KYLE KINGSBURY ON UFC LAWSUITS

KYLE KINGBURY ON MMA WORLD & UFC BIZNESS

Kyle "Triple K" Kingsbury

Kyle “Triple K” Kingsbury


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide” host Pedro Fernandez and retired UFC fighter Kyle Kingsbury talked about the UFC results of late, upcoming fights and the UFC lawsuits.

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