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Chael Sonnen PED Update #1: ‘Natural Steroids, Dana White’s Response + More — We’ve had a day to digest the MMA bombshell that was Chael Sonnen’s failed drug test following his near-victory against middleweight champion Anderson Silva, but CagePotato.com has all the information on the subject for those still in a state of shock. Let ’em update ya. (CagePotato.com)
FIGHT! Facts: UFC Fight Night 22 – Marquardt vs. Palhares — Speaking of updates, the guys from FightMagazine.com have all the information coming out of the UFC’s most recent event, “UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares”.
UFC finalizes card for September 25th PPV event — This upcoming weekend, the UFC travels to Indianapolis, Indiana for UFC 119. Check out the recently finalized card, courtesy of our friends at FiveOuncesOfPain.com. (FiveOuncesOfPain.com)
UFC 119: AKA Fighters pick the winners — Who better to predict the winner of a fight than an actual fighter? Well, of course anything can happen in a fight, but the guys from American Kickboxing Academy do their best to predict the winners of Saturday’s event. (Lowkick.com)
Josh Barnett Wants A Shot At Andrei Arlovski Over Fedor Emelianenko For His Strikeforce Debut — Josh Barnett was originally set to meet MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko at “Affliction: Trilogy”, but a positive steroid test ruined that. Now, it seems, the heavyweight’s match up with Emelianenko will be put on the back burner for a bout with Andrei Arlovski. (MiddleEasy.com)
WEC Official: Donald Cerrone ‘Crossed Line Of Decency’ With Jamie Varner Trash Talk — Some fighters talk trash for the sake of merely increasing marketable and hyping a fight, while some fighters make it personal. Donald Cerrone’s recent comments about rival Jamie Varner send the lightweight contender into the latter category, and one WEC official was not pleased. (MMAConvert.com)
Ed Soares: Sonnen-Silva Rematch Still On Until Told Otherwise — Anderson Silva’s manager and translator Ed Soares talks to Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com about the situation surrounding Chael Sonnen. Remarkably, after everything Sonnen has said to degrade Soares and Co., Ed seems to feel genuinely bad for the man who tested positive for PED’s just one day ago. (MMAFighting.com)
MMAScraps Radio: UFN 22 and Spencer Fisher — Catch up on the latest episode of MMAScraps Radio, featuring commentary on the past several events in MMA, as well as a visit by Spencer Fisher to the show. (MMAScraps.com)
Mirko Cro Cop Injured, but Cleared to Fight Frank Mir at UFC 119 — There was a brief scare over the weekend that Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic had been forced out of his UFC 119 match up against Mir due to injury. While he has sustained an injury, the Croatian striking legend is still cleared to fight. WKR have the details. (WatchKalibRun.com)
Benson Henderson Impressed With Potential Opponent Anthony Pettis’ Improvement — WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson is getting some much-deserved time off after defending his title yet again earlier this year. But that does not mean he hasn’t been thinking about potential opponent Anthony Pettis. (Versus.com/blogs/mma-beat)