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November, 2014

By the Way, Nevada Finally Drug-Tested Vitor Belfort


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Yahoo!’s Kevin Iole reported this weekend that the Nevada State Athletic Commission subjected UFC middleweight title contender Vitor Belfort to a random drug test on Saturday — his first such test since being granted a conditional license in Nevada on July 23rd. According to the Yahoo! report, a collector representing the Nevada commission took blood and urine samples from Belfort in Florida, where the fighter currently lives and trains.

Belfort was cooperative with the procedure, and did not attempt to escape out the side door of his gym like some people we know. Results from Belfort’s test will not be ready for approximately two weeks. (Suspense!)

Nevada’s decision to finally drop a rando on Belfort followed a public shaming led by Chris Weidman and MMA news outlets like us, who screamed at the NSAC to do its damn job after it came out that the Nevada commission wasn’t testing Belfort like it had promised in the wake of his failed drug test for elevated testosterone back in February. However, NSAC executive director Bob Bennett told Yahoo! Sports that he had always planned to have Belfort tested — it just took a bit longer than we expected.

Belfort will challenge Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight title at UFC 184 on February 28th in Los Angeles.

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Hot Potato: 27 More Photos (And Then Some!) of GLORY Girl Alyssa Arce

In honor of GLORY 18: Return to Glory* airing this Friday night, November 7th on Spike TV (9/8c), we’ve decided to throw together another photo gallery on our favorite GLORY Girl, the super-humanly sexy Alyssa Arce. If you’re not already familiar with the July 2013 Playboy playmate of the month and yacht aficionado, check out 27 more of our favorite Alyssa Arce photos in the gallery above — including some NSFW shots on page 2, of course. Follow Alyssa on Instagram on twitter for lots more.

* GLORY 18 features lightweight champion Davit Kiria defending his belt against Robin van Roosmalen, a middleweight feature between American Wayne Barrett and Dutchman Jason Wilnis, plus a four-man light-heavyweight contender tournament. Should be a good one.

Related:
- Hot Potato: 15 Photos (And Then Some) of GLORY Ring Girl Alyssa Arce
Bonus Gallery: The 12 Sexiest Alyssa Arce GIFs We Could Find on the Internet

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Bonus Gallery: The 12 Sexiest Alyssa Arce GIFs We Could Find on the Internet


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Because we love you, here are some sexy GIFs of Alyssa Arce, our favorite GLORY Girl. Watch Alyssa in action this Friday night at GLORY 18: Return to Glory, November 7th at 9/8c on Spike TV.

Related:
- Hot Potato: 15 Photos (And Then Some) of GLORY Ring Girl Alyssa Arce

- Hot Potato: 27 More Photos (And Then Some!) of GLORY Girl Alyssa Arce

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[VIDEO] This Russian Gym Commercial Featuring Fedor Emelianenko Hits You Right in the Feels


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Russians: They have feelings. Who would’ve guessed? And this commercial for a Russian gym starring Fedor Emelianenko will hit you in every. last. one of them.

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Why the UFC’s Support of Sports Betting May Actually Keep MMA Honest


(Owning a sports promotion *and* a gambling conglomerate seems like a conflict of interest. But in reality, legal sports gambling makes suspicious behavior easier to spot. / Photo via Getty)

By Mike Fagan

The UFC’s public support of expanding regulated sports betting in the United States should come as a surprise to no one. UFC co-owners Lorenzo Fertitta and Frank Fertitta III are heirs to the Station Casinos empire — with Frank currently serving as Station Casinos’ Chairman & CEO — and UFC President Dana White has a famous gambling habit that occasionally affects the promotion’s business relationships. UFC broadcasts feature gambling lines during fighter introductions, and the pre-fight panel show often features a Vegas bookmaker discussing lines.

The UFC revealed its stance on sports betting to ESPN on Thursday, who framed the story within the legal situation ongoing in New Jersey. On October 17th, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation repealing the state’s ban on sports gambling. One week later, federal judge Michael Shipp issued a restraining order preventing local racetracks and casinos from taking bets on sports. The restraining order comes by request of the four major sports organizations in the U.S., who have a pending lawsuit to permanently prevent the state from allowing sports betting.

Shipp said the leagues demonstrated they would suffer “irreparable harm” if New Jersey allowed race tracks and casinos to accept wagers, adding: “More legal gambling leads to more total gambling, which in turns leads to an increased incentive to fix plaintiffs’ matches.”

This is horseshit.

The sports betting industry will thrive whether it’s legal in brick-and-mortar casinos outside of Nevada or not. Joe Sports Fan can find someone to book his action, whether it’s an offshore, online book or his kinda-shady buddy at work. And as long as there’s some financial incentive riding on a game (and this includes a league’s own incentives), there’s some risk for match fixing. Increasing the legal availability of sports betting doesn’t change that risk.

It does, however, affect the ability to police it.

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Bummer Alert: Cristiane Justino’s Bantamweight Debut Delayed Due to Injury


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We’re going to have to wait a little longer to see if Cristiane Justino can make 135 pounds.

Justino was scheduled to fight at bantamweight for the very first time at Invicta FC 10. Alas, the MMA gods are cruel and spiteful creatures. “Cyborg” recently sustained an ankle injury (a tear of her anterior talofibular ligament, according to Sherdog) and won’t be able to fight.

BUMMER.

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Watch Miguel Torres Get Obliterated by Desmond Green [GIF]


(Damn. / GIF via Zombie Prophet)

Every MMA fighter’s career has a downward arc, but few were as fast and drastic as that of Miguel Torres. Last night was just another painful GIF in that chapter.

Torres took on former Bellator fighter (and season 10 featherweight tournament semifinalist) Desmond Green in the main event of last night’s Titan FC 31. It wasn’t pretty. Green out-hustled Torres and finished him with a brutal knee and follow-up punches in under a minute.

It was a sad thing to see for people who remember Torres in his prime back in the WEC days. Torres was once the WEC bantamweight champ. At his best, he was an incredible 37-1. Then he lost to Brian Bowles at WEC 42 and Joseph Benavidez at WEC 47. When the UFC absorbed the WEC, he went 2-2, with losses to Demetrious Johnson and Michael McDonald.

Get the event’s full results after the jump.

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