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UFC’s 212 PPV card just took a big notoriety hit with the absence of former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

The UFC’s PPV card in Rio de Janeiro this June is all set to feature a lineup for Brazilian MMA stars, but it’ll be without it’s most marquee attraction. Anderson Silva was set to face Kelvin Gastelum in a bout on the PPV card, but a failed drug test for marijuana and subsequent suspension by the Brazilian MMA Sports Court for saw Gastelum pulled from the card.

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Kelvin Gastelum’s UFC career has hit another small speed bump, with his most recent win voided due to a failed drug test for marijuana.

Kelvin Gastelum came off season 17 of the Ultimate Fighter as a surprising new talent for the UFC. The show, which seemed set to showcase Uriah Hall, instead saw Gastelum assert himself as a young top prospect on the rise. A fighter with a wide open and promising future.

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Top pound-for-pound boxer Vasyl Lomachenko says he used to win wrestling, judo, and sambo tournaments as a kid.

Vasyl Lomachenko is currently considered by many as the most skilled boxer in the world right now. Even with just 9 professional bouts, the two-time Olympic gold medalist — who reportedly went 396-1 as an amateur — is already a two-division champion and among the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport.

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Al Iaquinta’s return to the UFC has been accompanied by a return to open hostility with the promotion.

When Al Iaquinta effectively retired from the UFC back in September of 2016, the reasons seemed fairly obvious. He wasn’t happy. Negotiations for a new contract had turned sour and, for him, fighting was no longer worth the money. Despite being scheduled for a fight later that year (against Thaigo Alves at UFC 205), Iaquinta chose to hang up his gloves instead, and give real estate sales a try.

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UFC president Dana White is maintaining his stance that Nate Diaz isn’t as popular as he thinks he is.

If you’ve been following MMA news at all this week, you’re likely aware that Nate Diaz vented a lot of his frustrations in a wide-ranging and vitriolic interview on The MMA Hour. Most of his venom was directed at Conor McGregor, who he believes need a third fight more than himself; Tony Ferguson, who he summed up as a ‘p__sy’; and the UFC itself, who he believes played a part in McGregor winning a decision in their second fight.

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After announcing his July return, Tyron Woodley made a list of opponents he is willing to face.

It has been two months since his rematch against Stephen Thompson, and UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is already looking to make his Octagon return. Late last week, “The Chosen One” announced that he has commenced a training camp for a possible fight in July.

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Anderson Silva is fed up with the UFC, that he vows retirement if he does not get an interim title fight against Yoel Romero.

Just five years ago, Anderson Silva was the UFC’s poster boy, as he held his six-year reign as the world middleweight champion. While he is still a big name these days, he is no longer on the company’s top priority list.

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