• Carlos Felipe flagged by USADA, out of UFC Sao Paulo fight against Christian Columbo
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    A Brazilian heavyweight prospect’s UFC career has been derailed before it even began. Carlos Felipe failed a USADA out-of-competition drug test stemming from a sample collected July 29, the UFC announced Tuesday night. As a result of the potential anti-doping policy violation, Felipe has been pulled from his potential debut bout against Christian Columbo at UFC Sao Paulo on Oct. 28. The UFC will seek out a replacement to face Columbo on the card, per... Read more »
  • MMA veteran Paulo Filho involved in car accident, to undergo surgery for multiple fractures
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    Former WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho was involved in a serious car accident in Niteroi, Brazil. According to a police report, Filho was driving a 2004 white Palio with a friend in the passenger seat, when he crashed with a Vectra around 2:25 a.m. Monday local time in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro. Both drivers needed medical assistance. Filho claims he accidentally drove the wrong way on a road that is currently under construction, colliding headfirst... Read more »
  • Carlos Felipe flagged for potential USADA violation, pulled from UFC debut in Sao Paulo
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    Carlos Felipe was set to make his UFC debut next month, but that’s not happening anymore. The UFC today announced that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has informed Felipe of a possible doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected July 29. As a result, Felipe’s scheduled Oct. 28 bout with fellow heavyweight Christian Colombo (8-2-1 MMA, 0-1-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has been scrapped. The UFC is currently seeking a replacement for... Read more »
  • Jim Miller vs. Francisco Trinaldo official for UFC Sao Paulo
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    Jim Miller will step inside the Octagon for a record 28th time in October. The lightweight veteran is scheduled to compete against Francisco Trinaldo at the UFC Sao Paulo event on Oct. 28, the promotion announced Tuesday. Combate first reported the match-up. Miller (28-10, 1 no-contest) looks to rebound from decision losses to Anthony Pettis and Dustin Poirier earlier this year. The New Jersey native has won three in a row prior to his recent... Read more »
  • Rampage Jackson: Jon Jones makes people think that MMA fighters are ‘steroid freaks’
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    Quinton “Rampage” Jackson feels Jon Jones’ drug test issues make MMA fighters look bad. Jon Jones’ recent USADA debacle has not been good for his image, to say the least. The redemption story he was aiming for through a win at UFC 214 was instantly nullified when his in-competition drug test rendered a positive result for Turinabol. Jones could currently be facing as much as a four-year suspension, a sanction that his... Read more »