Latest MMA News (Week 4 December 2018)

Bobby Green declares retirement after loss at UFC Milwaukee

Veteran Bobby Green announced his retirement after having lost to Drakker Klose owing to a unanimous decision on Saturday at the UFC, taking place in the Finserv Forum at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This was Green’s attempt at winning his second fight of this year, having won against Erik Koche in January. He took to Instagram to make the announcement, where he shared a post-match video with a caption stating his disappointment towards the judges and expressing that he is done with the sport. Along with the video, Green proceeded ti delete all his public social media. Thanking his fans for supporting him, Green also added that he wants to focus on the upbringing if his kids and hence will be forsaking the lifestyle that MMA demands from him. The 32 year old holds 24-9-1 professional record, in addition to the King of The Cage lightweight title. He has participated in mane promotions such as Strikeforce, UFC and KOTC. He has beaten big names like Pat Healey and James Krause. Though given his age and fitness, Green may have chances of making a comeback, but the veteran seems to be satisfied with his life’s successes and does not plan on returning.

Bharat VijayaKandare faces suspension by USADA


Indian fighter Bharat VijayaKandare has suspended for two years for having violated the championship’s Anti-Doping policy. The 29 year old UFC featherweight tested positive for an anabolic agent known as exogenous boldenone , which works as a metabolic and hormone modulator, in a drug test conducted out of competition on 23rd July. Kandare, who was put on provisional suspension from 2nd November, now begins his two-year suspension retroactive from the same date. He participated only once in UFC, losing his debut fight with a first-round submission to Yadong at UFC Shanghai last November. Earlier in 2018, Kandare was scheduled to participate in a bantamweight contest against Wuliji Buren at the UFC 227, but he withdrew his name from the event.


UFC 235 targets Magomedsharipov vs. Stephens bout


According to initial reports from multiple sources, ZabitMagomedsharipov and Jeremy Stephens may come face to face in a featherweight contest at the UFC 235, which is to be held in March of next year at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Magomedsharipov has so far been indomitable in the Octagon, but to go up against the veteran Stephens is going to be a spectacle of severe competition. While in his four UFC appearances, Magomedsharipov has extended his victory streak to an impressive 12, this year has seen Stephens record consecutive knockout triumphs over Ho Choi and Josh Emmet. With his upcoming appearance, Stephens will become the second person in history to have made at least 30 UFC appearances, after Jim Miller.