Wanderlei Silva banned for life from fighting, vows to fight

Wanderlei Silva received a lifetime suspension, and was fined $70,000 today by the NAC, following his refusal to take a PED test back in May.

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UFC 178 Embedded: Jesus loves knockouts 

On episode 1 of UFC 178 Embedded, Conor McGregor makes himself at home in Las Vegas, joining Dana White to watch Mark Hunt’s KO of Roy Nelson live from Tokyo.

Nate Diaz is BACK! Fights Dos Anjos on Dec 13 

Nate Diaz took nearly a year off over unhappiness with his pay, but isb fighting the #3 ranked lightweight contender Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 13, on 12/13.

Jon Jones fined 50k for brawl, lost "six figure" Nike sponsorship 

During a NAC hearing, Jon Jones attorney said that Nike ended their "over six figures" sponsorship, In addition Jones was fined 50k and Cormier 9k.

WSoF to debut new PPV model in 2015: Fighters get 50% 

Ray Sefo: “This is a proud day for the sport of mixed martial arts and our organization and one that we hope will create a better opportunity for the fighters."

Bitter Twitter Beefs: Khabilov vs. Green vs. Khabib 

Bobby Green calls out eight fighters, Rustam Khabilov gets irked he wasn't on the list, then Green gets him confused with Khabib Nurmagomedov, who also steps in.

Cowboy: I've never, ever seen Alvarez fight 

Donald Cerrone: "Never seen Eddie Alvarez fight, ever. Never, never, never. I've seen a picture of him before. That's it. I don't watch fights. People don't understand."

UFC to institute random out-of-competition PED testing in 2015 

Marc Ratner: "It may not be by the first of the year but it’ll be right after that. We are in the process, and everybody here has bought into it."

Hunt wants Barnett rematch next 

Mark Hunt: "I love rematches...'ve never lost a rematch, Josh Barnett, me and you my friend, we've got a date....I want to fight guys in the top 10."

Poirier: McGregor needs to get his ass whipped 

Dustin Poirier: "This guy [Conor McGregor] needs to get his ass whipped and his mouth shut...I'm the guy to serve the humble pie."

Mendes: Aldo is an a**hole 

Chad Mendes: "we’re supposed to stand there in front of each other and pose for the damn cameras and s–t. If you don’t like me being there, don’t do the damn staredown."

Rankings Update: Mark Hunt debuts in top five 

This past weekend's UFC Fight 52 in Japan only featured a few bouts meaningful to the division. Heavyweight Mark Hunt is now a top five heavyweight.

Weidman breaks hand, Belfort fight moved to Feb, Hendricks v Lawler 2 in 

Chris Weidman broke his hand; the fight with Vitor Belfort has been moved from UFC 181 on Dec 6 to Feb, and is replaced by Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler 2.

Behold: Black's Sapp/Alvarez Scale 

The latest edition of Robin Black's 5 Rounds on the Fight Network is his greatest, eva. In it he debuts The Sapp-Alvarez scale, which reveals the intangibles in the sport.

Johnson: McGregor reminds me of a young Ali or Tyson 

Demetrious Johnson: "I really, truly appreciate Conor McGregor's style, his fighting style and the way he talks... he reminds me of a young Mike Tyson."

Cruz: I'm still the best 135er in the world 

Dominick Cruz: "I'm gunning for the title. If you're in this sport and you're not gunning for the title, you're in the wrong sport."

McMann and Tate campaigning for a fight 

Miesha Tate fought Rin Nakai in Japan on Saturday, arrived back in the States on Sunday, and was immediately trying to make a fight with Sara McMann.

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