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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Chad Mendes happy to serve as an understudy for Jose Aldo

5 days ago @ sports.yahoo.com: LAS VEGAS -- Here's all you need to know about Chad Mendes: When UFC president Dana White called to gauge his interest in facing Conor McGregor if featherweight champion Jose Aldo is unable to compete on July 11, Mendes said yes before he knew ...

Nate Diaz on Aldo-McGregor: If someone steals your belt, 'you smack his ass to the floor'

2 months ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: When it comes to pre-fight mind games, Nate Diaz has been known to partake in his fair share. Take for example his 2011 meeting with Donald Cerrone , a grudge match which left both Cerrone's pride and his fabled cowboy hat trampled under a glorious double-bird salute from the younger son of Stockton. So when Diaz sees shenanigans like Conor McGregor's belt-stealing finale at last month's UFC 189 ...

UFC 189: Sparring partner explains how Jose Aldo got injured

6 days ago @ news.google.com: The UFC 189 featherweight bout between champion Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor is in doubt following news that Aldo broke his rib during training. If you were wondering how exactly did this happen, Aldo's sparring partner Alcides Nunes has come forward ...

Jose Aldo still fighting (for now), but UFC 189 is about Conor McGregor anyways

4 days ago @ sports.yahoo.com: LAS VEGAS – Conor McGregor is going to fight for the featherweight title on July 11 one way or another. The UFC announced late Wednesday that champion Jose Aldo has a bruised, not broken, rib, and plans to defend his belt as scheduled in the main event ...

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Speaking of Dana White, he also spoke about UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo's injury. White said that he's confident that Aldo will fight Conor McGregor on July 11 at UFC 189, and that [...]
2015-06-30 20:49:25 UTC (5 hours ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
The UFC is powering ahead as if the UFC 189 main event between featherweight champion Jose Aldo and challenger Conor McGregor is happening. They really have no choice because, at this point, it a [...]
2015-06-30 19:50:57 UTC (5 hours ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
Yesterday we wondered out loud why the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) was not yet getting their own doctors to examine featherweight champion Jose Aldo, or at least scans of his rib cage, to help [...]
2015-06-30 15:52:18 UTC (9 hours ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
Much to the chagrin of some, Chad Mendes was pegged to be Jose Aldo's back up against Conor McGregor at UFC 189 on July 11, 2015, just in case the Brazilian's ribs prevent him from defending [...]
2015-06-30 03:05:05 UTC (22 hours ago) - Read more
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LAS VEGAS -- Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett says the commission believes it is "highly unlikely" UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will not receive medical [...]
2015-06-29 21:13:18 UTC (1 day ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
Remember last week when scary rumors of featherweight world champion Jose Aldo breaking a rib were put to bed by a UFC statement saying that several unnamed doctors told them the ribs were only [...]
2015-06-29 15:04:45 UTC (1 day ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
Former No. 1-ranked Lightweight (and Featherweight) Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contender Kenny Florian doesn't think Jose Aldo would be wise attempting to defend his belt against Conor [...]
2015-06-29 03:02:24 UTC (1 day ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
Jose Aldo has said he has every intention of fighting Conor McGregor at UFC 189. But should he? The UFC featherweight champion has a lot to lose, especially since McGregor knows that Aldo has a [...]
2015-06-28 23:30:01 UTC (2 days ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
The good news is that as of right now current UFC Featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo will fight trash-talking challenger Conor McGregor at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 11, 2015. The [...]
2015-06-27 21:03:25 UTC (3 days ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
LAS VEGAS – Conor McGregor is going to fight for the featherweight title on July 11 one way or another. The UFC announced late Wednesday that champion Jose Aldo has a bruised, not broken, rib, and [...]
2015-06-26 20:01:59 UTC (4 days ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
On Wednesday, it was announced that Chad Mendes would be the UFC's standby man for the rocky UFC 189 main event between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor. The champ had suffered a bruised rib and a [...]
2015-06-26 19:14:48 UTC (4 days ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
Jose Aldo has a hurt rib, and while they didn't exactly cancel the fight, the bout is still questionable and the UFC has already tapped Chad Mendes as a potential replacement. Will he push [...]
2015-06-26 13:04:00 UTC (4 days ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
But if it's Jose Aldo, the Irish contender insists the UFC featherweight champ doesn't need to worry about his ailing ribs. “I'm going to go for the chin; I want to knock him out,” [...]
2015-06-26 03:09:43 UTC (4 days ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
Jose Aldo has revealed he will call on the help of Chelsea stars Eden Hazard, Willian and Ramires as he bids to retain his title at UFC 189. The Brazilian, despite suffering a rib injury in [...]
2015-06-26 01:09:02 UTC (5 days ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
LAS VEGAS -- Here's all you need to know about Chad Mendes: When UFC president Dana White called to gauge his interest in facing Conor McGregor if featherweight champion Jose Aldo is unable to [...]
2015-06-26 00:38:31 UTC (5 days ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was taken to the hospital on June 23 after a "kick to his midsection" left the Brazilian with a rib injury. The UFC reported the injury was a bone bruise on June [...]
2015-06-25 16:43:11 UTC (5 days ago) - Read more
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If you're not aware of who Patricio “Pitbull” Freire is, and consider yourself a “huge MMA fan”, well, you should take steps to change that fact. Not only is “Pitbull” Bellator's [...]
2015-06-25 15:02:58 UTC (5 days ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
Last night, the UFC announced that Jose Aldo only bruised a rib bone and tore some cartilage in his rib cage, not suffered a fracture, and so he still plans to fight in the UFC 189 main event next [...]
2015-06-25 14:52:53 UTC (5 days ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
UFC 189 will move forward with Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor with the featherweight champion gaining medical clearance following a training injury suffered this week. Reports surfaced on Tuesday that [...]
2015-06-25 09:01:58 UTC (5 days ago) - Read more
Jose Aldo
According to a statement released by the UFC on Wednesday evening, Aldo did not break his rib in sparring as originally feared. After receiving “medical confirmation from several doctors” that [...]
2015-06-25 05:25:36 UTC (5 days ago) - Read more