Dominick Cruz injured, vacates title; Urijah Faber in against Renan Barao at UFC 169

Snakebitten UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has been forced to withdraw from his champion vs. champion UFC 169 headlining bout against interim titleholder Renan Barao due to a groin tear, UFC President Dana White announced on a Monday afternoon edition of ESPN's SportsCenter . The bout was intended to serve as a long-awaited return to action for Cruz (19-1), who's been sidelined with a ...
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Jose Aldo asks for 'financial valorization' in the UFC: 'We fighters also want

1 day ago @ bloodyelbow.com: Although UFC president Dana White prefers to believe in translation issues, once again, a Nova Uniao fighter asked for a better earning in the UFC. After Renan Barao requested for more money and later denied what was published in media, Jose Aldo said ...

UFC 179: Jose Aldo Not Concerned With Hype Surrounding Conor McGregor

2 days ago @ fightline.com: As UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo prepares for a title rematch with Chad Mendes this Saturday night at UFC 179, he's forced to think about what might be next thanks to some carefully placed words by Dana White. The UFC president made it known ...

Jose Aldo says UFC fighters deserve better pay

1 day ago @ sports.yahoo.com: UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo's confidence seems to extend outside of the Octagon, and into the business world of MMA. "Scarface" seems just as quick with a criticism of UFC brass (well, at least since president Dana White began to inexplicably ...

For UFC champs, right about now MMA stands for Mostly Modern Americans

3 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Right smack dab in the middle of the UFC’s process of globalization, all of its champions share something peculiar in common: America. Everybody with a UFC belt in the third quarter of the year 2014 is American. Everyone except Brazilian Jose Aldo , who is fighting not just to retain his title at UFC 179 against uber-American big game hunter Chad Mendes , but to prevent the symbolic bald eagle ...

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Jose Aldo
That courtesy does not extend to Jose Aldo. While the mutual respect between champion and challenger was obvious before and in the immediate aftermath of their first bout at UFC 142 back in 2012, [...]
2014-10-22 20:25:34 UTC (8 hours ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
Given that, we can all agree that Jose Aldo's spectacular first-round knockout of Chad Mendes at UFC 142 on Jan. 14, 2012, was the result of amazing skill by Aldo and not a fluke in any way. But [...]
2014-10-22 19:23:52 UTC (9 hours ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
In it, find out what home town hero and featherweight champ Jose Aldo thinks of his Saturday rematch challenger Chad Mendes, and Irish upstart Conor McGregor (hint, the champ's derision is [...]
2014-10-22 16:02:21 UTC (12 hours ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
Chad Mendes and Conor McGregor get under UFC champ Jose Aldo's skin in the new "UFC 179 Embedded" episode.
2014-10-22 15:50:39 UTC (12 hours ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
UFC featherweight champion Aldo and challenger Mendes headline Saturday's UFC 179 event, where Teixeira and Elkins also fight. Clark and Ellis join us in studio to discuss tonight's new [...]
2014-10-22 15:25:26 UTC (13 hours ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
UFC 179 'Embedded' video blog, Ep. 1: Jose Aldo compares himself to Muhammad Ali, compares Conor McGregor to shit. By Jesse Holland  @Jesse_Holland on Oct 22 2014, 9:31a 3. Ultimate [...]
2014-10-22 13:34:06 UTC (14 hours ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
With the spotlight of his upcoming title fight with Chad Mendes at UFC 179 , UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo again brings up the issue of fighter pay. Aldo said he felt 'devalued' by [...]
2014-10-22 12:09:29 UTC (16 hours ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
Sure, Chad Mendes might be able to stamp his place in history by putting an end to Aldo's 17-fight winning streak in front of what could be 11,000 of the champion's countrymen. Perhaps Aldo [...]
2014-10-22 11:24:28 UTC (17 hours ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
Jose Aldo's latest title defense at UFC 179 will have little impact on his legacy. Sure, Chad Mendes might be able to stamp his place in history by putting an end to Aldo's 17-fight winning [...]
2014-10-22 09:45:21 UTC (18 hours ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
Aldo won the first encounter by TKO and then ran out of the cage to celebrate with the feverish Brazilian crowd. It was one of the best sights in MMA. Pure joy. Mendes has won five straight fights, [...]
2014-10-22 03:08:58 UTC (1 day ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
Mixed martial arts is a chaotic sport where two athletes step into a cage to battle for physical supremacy, and it is the competition of it all that drives Chad Mendes.  The Team Alpha Male [...]
2014-10-22 02:15:50 UTC (1 day ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
Ahead of Saturday's UFC 179 event, Mendes (16-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) has complained that UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (24-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC), whom he meets in Saturday's UFC 179 pay-per-view [...]
2014-10-22 01:19:33 UTC (1 day ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
Since losing to Jose Aldo at UFC 142 over two years ago, Chad Mendes has dramatically improved his mixed martial arts (MMA) game. The striking department, however, seems to be the area that has [...]
2014-10-21 22:03:27 UTC (1 day ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo's confidence seems to extend outside of the Octagon, and into the business world of MMA. "Scarface" seems just as quick with a criticism of UFC brass (well, [...]
2014-10-21 21:10:47 UTC (1 day ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
With the UFC now making millions of dollars, it's only fair that the fighters get a piece of the pie, according to Jose Aldo. The UFC featherweight champ, who is slated to defend his title on [...]
2014-10-21 20:01:36 UTC (1 day ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
The first time UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo fought Chad Mendes, it ended in a knockout. Aldo delivered a crushing knee to Mendes' head that stopped the bout with a few seconds left in [...]
2014-10-21 19:38:47 UTC (1 day ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
Any mixed martial artist would want to have this resume: winner of 24 out of 25 professional bouts, 14 finishes via knockout and eight defenses of a linear title. These sound like terms that would [...]
2014-10-21 17:44:24 UTC (1 day ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
Any mixed martial artist would want to have this resume: winner of 24 out of 25 professional bouts, 14 finishes via knockout and eight defenses of a linear title. These sound like terms that would [...]
2014-10-21 17:18:34 UTC (1 day ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
While reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo still has to get through Chad Mendes at UFC 179 this weekend in Brazil (more on that here), he still hasn't [...]
2014-10-21 14:52:34 UTC (1 day ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
Although UFC president Dana White prefers to believe in translation issues, once again, a Nova Uniao fighter asked for a better earning in the UFC. After Renan Barao requested for more money and [...]
2014-10-21 13:05:31 UTC (1 day ago) - Read more