Harden, Westbrook And The Houston Rockets Visit The UFC PI

Griffin, with the assistance of UFC flyweights Joseph Benavidez and Jessica Eye and UFC middleweight Julian Marquez, started things off by helping the Rockets learn basic striking techniques and how to sprawl. “It gets your endurance up, it works your hands, your body, your strength and we did all this without lifting any weights. And you feel better, so it’s great,” Russell Westbrook, who joined the Rockets during the offseason, said. “I do this movement in my own time, and being able to come to the facility for the first…

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Yair Rodriguez Focused On Himself

“At the end of the day, when I’m done with this career, the only one who’s going to be regretting or proud of the work is gonna be myself,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if I lost or if I won; if I’m comfortable with what I’m doing and if I’m completely sure that after the fight I’m going to be happy with myself, that’s all that matters because I know I’m doing all I can and giving my all every second that I have.” The Parral native is a…

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UFC Raises More Than USD $72,000 for Canucks For Kids Fund

More than 50 volunteers and employees were on hand during the event selling raffle tickets throughout the arena, raising a total of USD $72,116.44 (CAD $95,490), with half the proceeds (USD $36,058.22 / CAD $47,745) going to the Canucks For Kids Fund and the remaining half going to the winner, Nicole Paolo of Prince Rupert, British Columbia. “The Canucks for Kids Fund would like to thank UFC for partnering with us for their inaugural Vancouver 50/50 Raffle at Rogers Arena,” Canucks For Kids Fund Senior Manager Diana Campbell said. “We…

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USADA Statement on Sarah Frota Lima

USADA announced today that Sarah Frota Lima, of Santa Catarina, Brazil, has accepted a two-year sanction for a violation of the UFC® Anti-Doping Policy after testing positive for a prohibited substance. Frota Lima, 32, tested positive for multiple stanozolol metabolites, including 16α-hydroxystanozolol, 3’,16-dihydroxystanozolol, and 4β,16-dihydroxystanozolol, as the result of an in-competition urine sample she provided on July 27, 2019 at UFC 240 Edmonton, where she lost by technical knockout. Stanozolol is a non-Specified Substance in the class of Anabolic Agents and prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which…

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UFC Helps Raise Awareness For Batten Disease

Typically found in children, Batten Disease affects vision, communication, cognitive functions, and the ability to walk. Chris Velona founded the non-profit after learning his son Sebastian was diagnosed in 2010. Sebastian, now 15 years-old, lives in Anaheim with his family, who are all avid UFC fans. Earlier this year, Chris Velona reached out to UFC to ask for help to raise awareness for Batten Disease. With UFC 241 being held Anaheim, it was the perfect opportunity for UFC to get involved. UFC invited Chris Velona, Sebastian, and his grandfather, Chuck Velona, to…

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Unfiltered Episode 325: Uriah Hall and Brett Okamoto

First, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto calls in to talk about the news he’s broke about UFC 244, including whether there will actually be a BMF belt for the winner of the Diaz vs Masvidal fight. He also relays some behind-the-scenes info about what went down between Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman. Then, Jim calls in from the road to talk about Gaethje’s win, Tyron Woodley’s latest comments about Colby Covington and if he’d like to play a vampire in a movie. Finally, Uriah Hall calls in fresh off of his massive…

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UFC Vancouver Bonus Coverage | UFC

Justin Gaethje made his resume not just one of the best in the lightweight division, but in all of the UFC after he finished Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC Vancouver on Saturday night. The win gives Gaethje his third consecutive win by first round finish – the last two of which have come against fighters who have rarely been finished (Cerrone and Edson Barboza). “Cowboy” said before the event that if he beat Gaethje he is next in line for the title after Tony Ferguson. That spot,…

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