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Watch Alexander Gustafsson Land a Kick to His Coach’s Face

Gus needs to work on his accuracy, you guys.

Think you’re having a bad day? Well, unless you got a boot to the face by one of the best light heavyweights in the world, your day was probably better than Alexander Gustafsson‘s coach.

Gus posted a video today that showed him hitting mitts with his trainer, Michael Andreas. Unfortunately for Michael, Gus missed the mark and unloaded a spinning back kick straight to his coach’s grill.

 

Coach Andreas has one hell of a chin. What you guys think?

A post shared by Alex The Mauler Gustafsson (@alexthemauler) on Apr 6, 2017 at 2:32am PDT

Luckily, Michael took it like a champ and carried on, saying “let’s go” moments after getting the foot-to-face treatment. Safe to say that if anyone on our staff ate the same kick, we would wake up a while later with a concussion diagnosis and wondering why the hell we ever agreed to hold mitts.

Alexander is gearing up to face Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night 109 on May 28. Here’s hoping he doesn’t take his coach’s head off before then.

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Kelvin Gastelum Fails Drug Test, Bout with Anderson Silva Off

Kelvin Gastelum was slated to face former middleweight champion Anderson Silva in the UFC 212 co-main event on June 3 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but was removed from the bout on Thursday after it was revealed that he had failed a drug test. Gastelum tested positive to Carboxy-Tetrahydrocannabinol (“Carboxy-THC”) which is a metabolite of marijuana during an in-competition drug test administered in conjunction with his fight against Vitor Belfort on March 11.

The fight promotion is seeking a replacement to face Silva and released a statement on Gastelum on Thursday.

“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed Kelvin Gastelum of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation involving Carboxy-Tetrahydrocannabinol (“Carboxy-THC”) which is a metabolite of marijuana and/or hashish, above the decision limit of 180 ng/mL, stemming from an in-competition sample collected in conjunction with his recent bout in Fortaleza, Brazil on March 11, 2017,” read the statement.

Marijuana is not a banned substance during out-of-competition tests, but is only allowed at the limit of 180ng/mL during in-competition testing. Gastelum’s sample exceeded that limit.

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“USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Gastelum, as it relates to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy and future UFC participation. Because the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) was the regulatory body overseeing the fight in Fortaleza and has licensing jurisdiction over Gastelum, USADA will work to ensure that the Commission has the necessary information to determine its proper judgment of Gastelum’s potential anti-doping violation. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward,” the statement continued.

“As a result of the potential anti-doping violation against Gastelum, USADA has placed him under a provisional suspension. While the UFC Anti-Doping Policy affords Gastelum full and fair due process rights before any possible adjudication of his case, because of the proximity to Gastelum’s scheduled June 3rd bout against Anderson Silva, Gastelum is being removed from the card and a replacement is currently being sought,” the statement read.

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Anthony Johnson Not Concerned with Jon Jones, Focused on Knocking Out DC

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Leading up to the UFC 210 rematch between Daniel Cormier and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, everyone wants to talk about former champion Jon Jones, who is suspended until this summer. Johnson, however, does not have Jones at the fore of his mind. He is focused on taking Cormier’s head off and taking the UFC light heavyweight belt.

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Chris Weidman on Gegard Mousasi Fight: ‘It’s a Pivotal Point for Me’

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Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman says his UFC 210 fight against Gegard Mousasi is a ‘pivotal point’ in his career considering that he’s coming off two losses.

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Gegard Mousasi: ‘I Don’t Feel Chris Weidman is Great at Anything’

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Fifth ranked Gegard Mousasi takes on former middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the UFC 210 co-main event on Saturday and said that he doesn’t think Weidman is great at anything.

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UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson 2 Live Results and Fight Stats

(Click on the fight below and then scroll down to see in-fight live analytics and the latest results, courtesy of Fight Analytics. The first fight is scheduled to begin on Saturday at 6:15 p.m. ET / 3:15 p.m. PT.)

UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson 2 Full Results

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Everything is Good Enough, I’m Rumble (UFC 210 Embedded)

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On Episode 4 of UFC 210 Embedded, the stars of the event make their way to Ultimate Media Day, where opponents — including light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and challenger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson as well as middleweight foes Chris Weidman and Gegard Mousasi — talk the talk. Afterward, Mousasi grocery shops for his post-weigh-in celebration, while Johnson gets fitted for a suit he plans to wear as the promotion’s new champion.

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Three Weight Classes Invited to The Ultimate Fighter 26 Tryouts

UFC will begin the search for the next cast of The Ultimate Fighter with an open casting call for women’s strawweights and bantamweights, as well as men’s middleweights on Tuesday, May 23 in Las Vegas. Tryouts are open to all competitors aged 21-34 with at least three professional fights and a winning record. The season will begin filming in July and premiere on FS1 later this year.

Applications, which should be completed and brought to tryouts, can be found online at http://www.ufc.com/TUF26. The athletes will be required to grapple and hit pads, so please bring appropriate gear. Applicants will be notified at the end of the day if they have been selected to move on in the casting process. If selected, applicants must be prepared to stay in Las Vegas until Saturday, May 27. All questions can be directed to TUFcasting@ufc.com.

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The Ultimate Fighter, which debuted in 2005, has launched the careers of some of the UFC’s most recognizable names and successful athletes. The series has produced six UFC champions including Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping, TJ Dillashaw, Carla Esparza, and Matt Serra.

WHO:

  • 115-pound women
  • 135-pound women
  • 185-pound men

WHEN: Tuesday, May 23 at 8 a.m. PT

WHERE: Palace Station Hotel
                    2411 W. Sahara Ave.
                    Las Vegas, NV 89102

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If Jon Jones Enters UFC 210 Octagon, Daniel Cormier Promises ‘Something Bad Will Happen’

Daniel Cormier UFC 210 scrumUFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is focused on his rematch with Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, but everyone else wants to talk about Jon Jones, who will be Octagonside at the fight, likely to face the winner later this year.

Cormier, however, doesn’t welcome Jones’ intrusion upon his night in the spotlight, and promises nothing good would come from it if Jones tries to step into the Octagon after the UFC 210 main event on  Saturday.

“He better not come in my cage after I win,” Cormier said during Thursday’s scrum with the media. “He’s not welcome in there. He’s still suspended. When he’s eligible to fight, then he can walk in the cage. But if he dares to step foot in that Octagon… something bad will happen.

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“This is where he’s from. I get it, but if it was me and I was in his situation, I wouldn’t be here,” he continued.

“The guy is the most talented human being I’ve ever competed against. The guy is so good in every aspect of fighting. For him to do what he’s done to limit the history he was making, it’s crazy. It’s sad. But at the end of the day, I have to worry about myself and Anthony Johnson. You guys care about Jon Jones. We don’t. He’s a non-factor.”

Check out Daniel Cormier’s UFC 210 Open Workout Scrum…

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Remember Conor McGregor’s UFC Debut?

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On This Day: Conor McGregor’s Debut

#OnThisDay in 2013: Conor McGregor made his UFC debut! The rest is history…

UFC 发布于 2017年4月6日

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Even back when Conor McGregor made his UFC debut, there was talk of him wanting to capture the featherweight and lightweight titles, which he eventually did.

Take a look back at McGregor’s first fight in the UFC, when he made quick work of Marcus Brimage on April 6, 2013.

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