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Announced career earnings of 772 UFC fighters

The good folks at MMA Manifesto tabulated the announced career earnings of every UFC fighter since UFC 46 in 2004, when Athletic Commissions started releasing fighter purse info. The list, which will be updated after each show, reflects announced earnings including UFC on Fuel: Franklin vs Le which was held on Nov 10.

The below figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners' bonuses.

The figures do not represent a full assessment of each fighter's income.

Fighters bear significant costs including training expenses, a percentage to management, a percentage to the trainer, insurance, licenses, and taxes.

On the income side, sponsorship money can be a substantial portion, or even exceed the purse from the fight. Further, the UFC offers both locker room bonuses to a significant percentage of fighters, and most importantly, offers a percentage of PPV revenue to the top draws. The PPV rev share can run into the millions of dollars.

Lastly, many fighters earn income from teaching, from appearances, and in many cases from regular employment in the non fighting space.

1     Chuck Liddell*      $4,320,000
2     Tito Ortiz*      $4,075,000
3     Quinton Jackson*      $3,240,000
4     Michael Bisping*      $3,135,000
5     Georges St-Pierre *      $3,102,000
6     Randy Couture*      $3,045,000
7     Anderson Silva *      $2,871,000
8     Brock Lesnar      $2,825,000
9     Rashad Evans*      $2,697,000
10     B.J. Penn *      $2,650,000
11     Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira *      $2,640,000
12     Lyoto Machida*      $2,075,000
13     Matt Hughes*      $2,045,000
14     Mauricio Rua*      $2,040,000
15     Wanderlei Silva*      $2,020,000
16     Forrest Griffin*      $1,907,000
17     Mirko Cro Cop*      $1,885,000
18     Jon Jones*      $1,852,000
19     Vitor Belfort*      $1,844,000
20     Frank Mir *      $1,433,000
21     Dan Henderson*      $1,400,000
22     Rich Franklin*      $1,326,000
23     Josh Koscheck *      $1,302,000
24     Junior dos Santos*      $1,190,000
25     Diego Sanchez*      $1,187,000
26     Cheick Kongo*      $1,183,000
27     Nate Diaz*      $1,113,000
28     Jon Fitch *      $1,068,000
29     Brandon Vera*      $1,051,000
30     Demian Maia *      $   996,000
31     Chris Lytle *      $   960,000
32     Cain Velasquez *      $   918,000
33     Tim Sylvia      $   915,000
34     Fabricio Werdum*      $   910,000
35     Gabriel Gonzaga*      $   907,000
36     Frankie Edgar *      $   891,000
37     Kenny Florian *      $   836,000
38     Nate Marquardt*      $   834,000
39     Chris Leben*      $   828,000
40     Clay Guida*      $   801,000
41     Martin Kampmann*      $   788,000
42     Andrei Arlovski*      $   768,000
43     Joe Stevenson *      $   761,000
44     Cung Le*      $   760,000
45     Donald Cerrone      $   737,600
46     Joe Lauzon*      $   694,000
47     Melvin Guillard*      $   650,800
48     Thiago Alves*      $   643,000
49     Antonio Rogerio Nogueira*      $   625,000
50     Jake Shields*      $   600,000
51     Stefan Struve*      $   596,000
52     Jim Miller*      $   584,000
53     Chael Sonnen*      $   582,000
54     Carlos Condit*      $   574,000
55     Nick Diaz*      $   568,500
56     Dong Hyun Kim*      $   559,000
57     Alan Belcher *      $   558,000
58     Stephan Bonnar*      $   557,000
59     Jason MacDonald *      $   556,200
60     Thiago Silva*      $   555,000
61     Sam Stout*      $   552,000
62     Tyson Griffin*      $   532,500
63     Matt Wiman*      $   528,000
64     Matt Hamill*      $   524,000
65     Gleison Tibau *      $   523,000
66     Matt Serra*      $   515,000
67     Johny Hendricks*      $   504,000
68     Spencer Fisher*      $   504,000
69     James Toney      $   500,000
70     Takanori Gomi*      $   500,000
71     Ken Shamrock*      $   490,000
72     Dennis Siver *      $   485,000
73     Marcus Davis*      $   478,000
74     Yoshihiro Akiyama*      $   475,000
75     Jake Ellenberger*      $   465,000
76     Mark Munoz*      $   463,000
77     Heath Herring*      $   460,000
78     Ed Herman*      $   454,000
79     Jeremy Stephens *      $   445,000
80     Mac Danzig*      $   445,000
81     Sean Sherk*      $   436,000
82     Mike Swick*      $   423,000
83     Terry Etim*      $   417,000
84     Kendall Grove *      $   410,000
85     Ricardo Almeida*      $   410,000
86     Keith Jardine *      $   405,000
87     Brian Stann*      $   404,000
88     Ryan Bader*      $   401,000
89     Royce Gracie      $   400,000
90     Wilson Gouveia*      $   396,800
91     Evan Dunham*      $   393,000
92     Gray Maynard*      $   392,000
93     Edson Barboza*      $   390,000
94     Yushin Okami*      $   386,000
95     Alistair Overeem      $   385,714
96     Anthony Johnson*      $   385,000
97     Cole Miller*      $   381,000
98     Kurt Pellegrino *      $   369,000
99     Ben Rothwell*      $   369,000
100     Mike Pyle*      $   367,000
101     Roy Nelson*      $   366,000
102     Dan Hardy*      $   365,000
103     Thiago Tavares*      $   353,000
104     Rick Story*      $   342,000
105     Charles Oliveira*      $   341,000
106     Urijah Faber*      $   337,000
107     Aaron Simpson*      $   336,000
108     Paulo Thiago*      $   332,000
109     Benson Henderson*      $   318,000
110     DaMarques Johnson *      $   318,000
111     Krzysztof Soszynski *      $   312,000
112     Vladimir Matyushenko*      $   307,000
113     Nik Lentz*      $   307,000
114     Ross Pearson*      $   306,000
115     George Sotiropoulos *      $   304,000
116     Hector Lombard*      $   300,000
117     Alessio Sakara*      $   299,000
118     C.B. Dollaway *      $   293,000
119     Phil Davis*      $   290,000
120     Mark Bocek*      $   289,000
121     Dan Miller*      $   283,000
122     Amir Sadollah*      $   282,000
123     Shane Carwin*      $   281,000
124     Rafael dos Anjos*      $   281,000
125     Nate Quarry*      $   280,000
126     Tom Lawlor*      $   278,000
127     Karo Parisyan*      $   277,000
128     Paul Taylor*      $   275,000
129     Jose Aldo*      $   273,000
130     Jorge Rivera *      $   273,000
131     Chan-Sung Jung      $   264,000
132     Marcus Aurelio*      $   263,000
133     Patrick Cote*      $   263,000
134     Chris Weidman*      $   262,000
135     Rousimar Palhares*      $   255,000
136     Josh Neer*      $   251,000
137     Mark Coleman*      $   250,000
138     Matt Riddle*      $   248,000
139     TJ Grant*      $   245,000
140     Mark Hominick*      $   241,000
141     Dustin Hazelett*      $   240,800
142     Matt Brown*      $   240,000
143     Hermes Franca*      $   238,000
144     Tim Boetsch*      $   238,000
145     Mike Pierce*      $   237,000
146     Evan Tanner*      $   232,000
147     Travis Browne*      $   229,000
148     Pat Barry*      $   224,000
149     Eddie Sanchez*      $   222,000
150     Lavar Johnson*      $   220,000
151     Cub Swanson*      $   220,000
152     Joey Beltran *      $   218,000
153     Shane Roller*      $   218,000
154     Rich Clementi*      $   217,000
155     Leonard Garcia*      $   217,000
156     Brock Larson*      $   207,000
157     Paul Kelly*      $   204,000
158     Joseph Benavidez*      $   200,500
159     Danny Castillo*      $   199,600
160     Luiz Cane*      $   199,000
161     Demetrious Johnson*      $   198,000
162     Brian Ebersole*      $   195,000
163     Kyle Kingsbury*      $   194,000
164     Pablo Garza*      $   191,000
165     Jeremy Horn*      $   185,000
166     Antoni Hardonk*      $   184,000
167     Paul Sass*      $   184,000
168     Brendan Schaub*      $   182,000
169     Dustin Poirier      $   181,000
170     Nam Phan*      $   181,000
171     Mike Russow      $   179,000
172     Miguel Torres      $   178,800
173     Rory MacDonald*      $   178,000
174     Michael McDonald      $   177,000
175     John Hathaway*      $   177,000
176     Roger Huerta*      $   176,000
177     Jared Hamman*      $   171,000
178     Jorge Gurgel*      $   170,000
179     Yves Edwards*      $   170,000
180     Dave Herman*      $   169,000
181     Matt Mitrione*      $   168,000
182     Jacob Volkmann *      $   168,000
183     Bart Palaszweski*      $   167,500
184     Akihiro Gono*      $   167,000
185     Gerald Harris *      $   167,000
186     Drew McFedries*      $   165,000
187     Daniel Roberts      $   164,000
188     Erick Silva*      $   162,000
189     Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou      $   160,000
190     Thales Leites*      $   157,000
191     Rob Emerson*      $   156,000
192     Michael Johnson*      $   156,000
193     Dominick Cruz*      $   155,000
194     Kyle Noke*      $   155,000
195     Brian Foster *      $   153,000
196     Alexander Gustafsson*      $   152,000
197     Renato Sobral*      $   151,000
198     Manny Gamburyan*      $   150,000
199     Din Thomas*      $   148,000
200     Stipe Miocic*      $   148,000
201     Josh Burkman*      $   146,000
202     Mike Brown*      $   146,000
203     Luke Cummo*      $   144,000
204     Diego Nunes*      $   144,000
205     Riki Fukuda*      $   144,000
206     James Irvin*      $   143,000
207     Scott Jorgensen      $   143,000
208     Duane Ludwig*      $   142,000
209     Jason Brilz*      $   141,000
210     Diego Brandao*      $   141,000
211     Antonio Silva      $   140,000
212     Dennis Bermudez*      $   140,000
213     Jonathan Goulet*      $   138,500
214     Paul Daley*      $   138,200
215     Charlie Brenneman*      $   136,000
216     Carlos Eduardo Rocha*      $   152,000
217     Chris Wilson*      $   133,000
218     Anthony Njokuani*      $   132,400
219     Tony Ferguson*      $   131,000
220     Court McGee*      $   131,000
221     Frank Trigg*      $   128,000
222     Dennis Hallman*      $   128,000
223     Ryan Jensen      $   127,000
224     Brian Bowles*      $   127,000
225     James Te-Huna*      $   126,000
226     Aaron Riley*      $   125,000
227     Ricardo Lamas*      $   125,000
228     Igor Pokrajac*      $   125,000
229     Brad Pickett*      $   124,000
230     Paul Buentello*      $   122,000
231     Cody McKenzie*      $   122,000
232     Kevin Burns*      $   120,000
233     Alex Caceres*      $   120,000
234     Mark Hunt*      $   117,000
235     John Dodson      $   116,000
236     Anthony Pettis*      $   115,000
237     Jake Rosholt      $   114,000
238     John Howard*      $   114,000
239     Karlos Vemola*      $   114,000
240     Kuniyoshi Hironaka*      $   113,000
241     Joe Riggs*      $   111,000
242     Ivan Menjivar*      $   111,000
243     Takeya Mizugaki*      $   108,000
244     Rony Mariano Bezerra*      $   106,000
245     Efrain Escudero*      $   104,000
246     Justin Lawrence*      $   104,000
247     TJ Waldburger*      $   103,000
248     Ben Saunders *      $   102,000
249     Luigi Fioravanti*      $   102,000
250     Che Mills*      $   102,000
251     Rob Kimmons*      $   100,000
252     John-Olav Einemo*      $   100,000
253     Steve Cantwell*      $   100,000
254     Tim Credeur*      $     98,000
255     Bryan Carraway      $     97,000
256     Goran Reljic *      $     96,000
257     Mike Massenzio*      $     96,000
258     Chris Camozzi*      $     96,000
259     Dean Lister*      $     95,000
260     Erik Koch*      $     94,000
261     Jason Miller      $     92,000
262     Chad Mendes*      $     92,000
263     Justin Edwards*      $     92,000
264     Jamie Varner      $     91,000
265     Tomasz Drwal*      $     90,600
266     Louis Gaudinot      $     90,200
267     Gilbert Yvel      $     90,000
268     Houston Alexander*      $     90,000
269     Eric Schafer*      $     90,000
270     Edwin Figueroa*      $     89,000
271     Travis Lutter*      $     88,000
272     Raphael Assuncao*      $     88,000
273     Jake O'Brien      $     87,000
274     Stephen Thompson      $     85,000
275     Rodrigo Damm*      $     85,000
276     Marcos Vinicius*      $     85,000
277     Ryo Chonan*      $     84,000
278     Jorge Santiago*      $     84,000
279     Fabio Maldonado*      $     84,000
280     Rodney Wallace*      $     83,000
281     Eliot Marshall*      $     83,000
282     Constantinos Philippou*      $     83,000
283     Mitch Gagnon*      $     83,000
284     Jason Lambert*      $     82,000
285     Pascal Krauss*      $     82,000
286     Matt Grice*      $     82,000
287     Brad Tavares*      $     82,000
288     John Lineker*      $     81,800
289     Eddie Yagin*      $     81,000
290     Vaughan Lee*      $     81,000
291     Caol Uno *      $     80,000
292     Phil Baroni      $     80,000
293     Darren Elkins*      $     80,000
294     Eddie Wineland*      $     80,000
295     Seth Baczynski*      $     80,000
296     Kalib Starnes*      $     79,000
297     Lance Benoist*      $     79,000
298     Andre Winner *      $     78,000
299     Ian McCall*      $     77,000
300     Ryan Jimmo*      $     77,000
301     John Maguire*      $     76,000
302     Christian Morecraft*      $     75,000
303     Hatsu Hioki*      $     75,000
304     Jon Madsen *      $     74,000
305     Damacio Page*      $     74,000
306     Pete Sell*      $     72,000
307     Tamdan McCrory*      $     72,000
308     Matt Lindland      $     70,000
309     Rafaello Oliveira*      $     70,000
310     James Wilks*      $     69,000
311     Jonathan Brookins*      $     69,000
312     Brad Blackburn *      $     68,000
313     Mark Scanlon*      $     68,000
314     Sean Pierson*      $     68,000
315     Michihiro Omigawa*      $     67,000
316     George Roop*      $     66,000
317     Rich Attonito*      $     64,000
318     Nick Denis*      $     63,000
319     Nick Osipczak*      $     62,000
320     Siyar Bahadurzada*      $     62,000
321     Jens Pulver*      $     60,000
322     Seth Petruzelli*      $     60,000
323     Daniel Pineda*      $     60,000
324     Glover Teixeira*      $     60,000
325     Drew Fickett*      $     58,000
326     Reuben Duran*      $     58,000
327     Yves Jabouin*      $     58,000
328     Ivan Salaverry      $     57,500
329     Dennis Kang*      $     56,000
330     Michael Chiesa      $     56,000
331     Nick Ring*      $     56,000
332     David Loiseau*      $     55,000
333     Jason Dent      $     55,000
334     Kimo Leopoldo      $     55,000
335     Marvin Eastman*      $     55,000
336     Chris Tuchscherer*      $     54,000
337     Jason Black      $     54,000
338     Waylon Lowe*      $     54,000
339     Yoshiyuki Yoshida*      $     54,000
340     Anthony Perosh*      $     54,000
341     Renan Barao      $     54,000
342     Matthew Riddle*      $     52,000
343     Pete Spratt*      $     52,000
344     Francis Carmont*      $     52,000
345     Jeff Monson      $     51,000
346     Scott Smith*      $     51,000
347     Rani Yahya*      $     51,000
348     Elvis Sinosic*      $     50,000
349     Kimbo Slice *      $     50,000
350     Ramsey Nijem*      $     49,200
351     Diego Saraiva      $     49,000
352     Junie Browing*      $     49,000
353     Nick Catone*      $     49,000
354     Mike Easton*      $     48,800
355     Phillipe Nover      $     48,000
356     Shane Nelson*      $     48,000
357     Terry Martin      $     48,000
358     Cyrille Diabate*      $     48,000
359     John Cofer      $     48,000
360     Steven Siler*      $     48,000
361     T.J. Dillashaw*      $     48,000
362     Marcus Brimage*      $     48,000
363     Christian Wellisch      $     45,000
364     Norifumi Yamamoto*      $     45,000
365     Josh Grispi      $     45,000
366     Rafael Natal*      $     44,000
367     Fabricio Camoes *      $     44,000
368     Claude Patrick*      $     42,000
369     Dave Kaplan      $     41,000
370     Matt Veach*      $     41,000
371     Mike Van Arsdale      $     41,000
372     Dave Branch*      $     40,000
373     Kazuhiro Nakamura      $     40,000
374     Khabib Nurmagomedov*      $     40,000
375     Roland Delorme*      $     40,000
376     Dustin Pague*      $     40,000
377     Carlo Prater*      $     40,000
378     Robert Peralta*      $     40,000
379     John Makdessi*      $     39,600
380     Roan Carneiro*      $     39,000
381     Sam Hoger*      $     39,000
382     Junior Assuncao*      $     39,000
383     Forrest Petz*      $     38,000
384     Joe Doerksen*      $     38,000
385     Tim Hague*      $     38,000
386     Josh Haynes*      $     36,000
387     Justin Bucholz*      $     36,000
388     Justin McCully      $     36,000
389     Mario Miranda      $     36,000
390     Ricardo Romero      $     36,000
391     Jimy Hettes*      $     36,000
392     Mike Guymon      $     34,000
393     Dan Lauzon      $     33,000
394     Shannon Gugerty*      $     33,000
395     Corey Hill*      $     32,000
396     David Bielkheden*      $     32,000
397     James McSweeney*      $     32,000
398     Matt Arroyo*      $     32,000
399     Roli Delgado*      $     32,000
400     Dongyi Yang*      $     32,000
401     Clay Harvison*      $     32,000
402     Chris Cariaso*      $     32,000
403     Ronny Markes*      $     32,000
404     John Albert*      $     32,000
405     Tim Means*      $     32,000
406     Vinny Malgahaes*      $     32,000
407     Wagner Prado*      $     32,000
408     Rob MacDonald*      $     31,000
409     Shamar Bailey*      $     30,400
410     Ken Stone*      $     30,000
411     Carolos Newton      $     30,000
412     David Heath      $     30,000
413     John Salter *      $     30,000
414     Reese Andy      $     30,000
415     Rory Singer*      $     30,000
416     Felipe Arantes*      $     30,000
417     James Head*      $     30,000
418     Yuri Alcantara*      $     30,000
419     Max Hollaway*      $     30,000
420     Jason Young*      $     30,000
421     John Gunderson*      $     29,000
422     Kamal Shalorus      $     29,000
423     Jesse Lennox*      $     28,000
424     Sean McCorkle*      $     28,000
425     Steve Bruno*      $     28,000
426     Tony DeSouza*      $     28,000
427     Mackens Semerzier*      $     28,000
428     Francisco Rivera*      $     28,000
429     Darren Uyenoyama*      $     28,000
430     Chad Griggs      $     27,000
431     Assueiro Silva      $     26,000
432     David Terrell      $     26,000
433     Greg Soto      $     26,000
434     Kris McCray*      $     26,000
435     Marcio Cruz*      $     26,000
436     Javier Vazquez*      $     26,000
437     John Alessio*      $     26,000
438     Sergio Moraes*      $     26,000
439     Jeff Hougland*      $     26,000
440     Renato Verissimo*      $     25,000
441     Dan Cramer*      $     24,000
442     Jon Koppenhaver      $     24,000
443     Kyle Bradley      $     24,000
444     Kyle Watson*      $     24,000
445     Roman Mitichyan*      $     24,000
446     Troy Mandaloniz*      $     24,000
447     Rob Broughton*      $     24,000
448     Vagner Rocha*      $     24,000
449     Aaron Rosa*      $     24,000
450     Chris Cope      $     24,000
451     Jake Hecht*      $     24,000
452     Justin Salas*      $     24,000
453     Erik Perez*      $     24,000
454     Walel Watson*      $     24,000
455     Sam Sicilia*      $     24,000
456     Cristiano Marcello*      $     24,000
457     Zhang Tiequan*      $     24,000
458     Alvin Robinson      $     23,000
459     Trevor Prangley      $     23,000
460     Mike Ciesnolevicz*      $     22,400
461     Nate Mohr*      $     22,000
462     Ricardo Funch*      $     22,000
463     Hugo Viana*      $     22,000
464     Carmelo Marrero*      $     21,000
465     Jess Liaudin*      $     21,000
466     Justin Eilers*      $     21,000
467     Mustafa Al Turk*      $     21,000
468     Ian Loveland      $     21,000
469     Chase Gormley      $     20,000
470     Jason Day*      $     20,000
471     Jason Von Flue      $     20,000
472     Clifford Starks      $     20,000
473     Shane del Rosario      $     20,000
474     Cezar Ferreira*      $     20,000
475     Francisco Drinaldo*      $     20,000
476     Thiago Perpetuo*      $     20,000
477     Reza Madadi*      $     20,000
478     Jeff Curran      $     18,500
479     Brad Imes*      $     18,000
480     Todd Duffee      $     18,000
481     Curt Warburton*      $     18,000
482     Cole Escovedo*      $     18,000
483     Johnny Eduardo*      $     18,000
484     Henry Martinez      $     18,000
485     Shawn Jordan*      $     18,000
486     Chris Clements*      $     18,000
487     Antonio Carvalho*      $     18,000
488     Anton Kuivanen*      $     18,000
489     John Moraga      $     18,000
490     Buddy Roberts*      $     18,000
491     Michael Kuiper*      $     18,000
492     Simeon Thoresen*      $     18,000
493     Marcus LeVesseur*      $     18,000
494     Jay Hieron*      $     18,000
495     Stanislav Nedkov*      $     18,000
496     Alex Karalexis*      $     17,000
497     Oli Thompson*      $     16,000
498     Dokonjonosuke Mishima       $     16,000
499     Genki Sudo      $     16,000
500     Mike Kyle      $     16,000
501     Robbie Lawler*      $     16,000
502     Tommy Speer*      $     16,000
503     Paul Bradley*      $     16,000
504     Johnny Bedford      $     16,000
505     Daron Cruickshank      $     16,000
506     Myles Jury      $     16,000
507     Joe Proctor      $     16,000
508     Keith Wisniewski      $     16,000
509     Antonio McKee      $     15,000
510     Jesse Forbes*      $     15,000
511     Mike Nickels*      $     15,000
512     Rolles Gracie      $     15,000
513     Josh Thomson      $     14,000
514     Philip De Fries*      $     14,000
515     John Cholish*      $     14,000
516     Keita Nakamura      $     13,000
517     Shonie Carter*      $     13,000
518     Jason Reinhart*      $     13,000
519     Maximo Blanco      $     13,000
520     Nick Pace*      $     12,600
521     Amilcar Alves*      $     12,000
522     Anthony Waldburger*      $     12,000
523     Branden Lee Hinkle*      $     12,000
524     Charles McCarthy*      $     12,000
525     Dale Hartt*      $     12,000
526     Jay Silva      $     12,000
527     Julio Paulino*      $     12,000
528     Lucio Linhares*      $     12,000
529     Maiquel Falcao*      $     12,000
530     Mark Holst*      $     12,000
531     Nate Loughran*      $     12,000
532     Pat Audinwood*      $     12,000
533     Per Eklund*      $     12,000
534     Rory Markham*      $     12,000
535     Steve Steinbeiss      $     12,000
536     Todd Brown      $     12,000
537     Wes Correira      $     12,000
538     Xavier Foupa-Pokam*      $     12,000
539     Jesse Bongfelt*      $     12,000
540     David Mitchell*      $     12,000
541     Donny Walker*      $     12,000
542     Yuri Alcantara*      $     12,000
543     Dustin Jacoby      $     12,000
545     Eric Wisely*      $     12,000
546     Issei Tamura*      $     12,000
547     Andrew Craig*      $     12,000
548     Alex Soto      $     12,000
549     Jared Papazian*      $     12,000
550     Pat Schilling*      $     12,000
551     Bernardo Malgalhaes*      $     12,000
552     Yoislandy Izquierdo*      $     12,000
553     Luis Ramos*      $     12,000
554     Hacran Dias*      $     12,000
555     Tommy Hayden*      $     12,000
556     Eiji Mitsuoka*      $     12,000
557     Chico Camos*      $     12,000
558     Joey Gambino*      $     12,000
559     Jimi Manuwa*      $     12,000
560     Akira Corassani*      $     12,000
561     Gunnar Nelson*      $     12,000
562     Yashuhiro Urishitani*      $     12,000
563     Tom DeBlass*      $     12,000
564     Jon Tuck*      $     12,000
565     Dan Christison      $     11,000
566     Gabe Ruediger      $     11,000
567     Nick Thompson      $     11,000
568     Peter Sobotta*      $     11,000
569     Charlie Valencia*      $     10,000
570     Danny Abaddi*      $     10,000
571     Dave Menne*      $     10,000
572     Denis Stojnic*      $     10,000
573     Edgar Garcia*      $     10,000
574     Jordan Radev      $     10,000
575     Justin Levens*      $     10,000
576     Mike Patt      $     10,000
577     Rob Yundt*      $     10,000
578     Ross Pointon*      $     10,000
579     Tom Murphy      $     10,000
580     Wes Sims      $     10,000
581     Mike Lullo*      $     10,000
582     Joseph Sandoval*      $     10,000
583     Papy Abedi*      $     10,000
584     Mitch Clarke*      $     10,000
585     Anistavio Medeiros*      $     10,000
586     Godofredo Pepy*      $     10,000
587     Delson Heleno*      $     10,000
588     Leonardo Mafra*      $     10,000
589     Wagner Campos*      $     10,000
590     Antonio Banuelos      $      9,000
591     Steve Lopez*      $      9,000
592     Tra Telligman      $      9,000
593     T.J. O'Brien*      $      9,000
594     Jussier da Silva      $      9,000
595     Aaron Wilkinson      $      8,000
596     Alberto Crane      $      8,000
597     Alexandre Ferreira*      $      8,000
598     Antonio Mendes*      $      8,000
599     Billy Miles      $      8,000
600     Brad Morris*      $      8,000
601     Brandon Wolff*      $      8,000
602     Cale Yarborough      $      8,000
603     Cameron Dollar      $      8,000
604     Chuck O'Neil      $      8,000
605     Dan Barrera      $      8,000
606     Dan Evenson*      $      8,000
607     Darril Schoonover      $      8,000
608     Dorian Price      $      8,000
609     Ediberto Crocata      $      8,000
610     James Hammortree      $      8,000
611     Jamie Yager      $      8,000
612     Jared Rollins      $      8,000
613     Jesse Taylor      $      8,000
614     Joe Brammer      $      8,000
615     John Kolosci      $      8,000
616     John Polakowski      $      8,000
617     Johnny Rees*      $      8,000
618     Josh Bryant      $      8,000
619     Josh Hendricks      $      8,000
620     Jules Bruchez      $      8,000
621     Justin Wren      $      8,000
622     Marcus Jones      $      8,000
623     Paul Georgieff      $      8,000
624     Richie Hightower      $      8,000
625     Ronys Torres*      $      8,000
626     Ryan McGillivray      $      8,000
627     Sam Morgan*      $      8,000
628     Savo Chivitchian      $      8,000
629     Shane Primm      $      8,000
630     TJ O'Brien      $      8,000
631     Danny Downes      $      8,000
632     Edward Faaloloto*      $      8,000
633     Stephen Bass      $      8,000
634     Josh Ferguson      $      8,000
635     Dustin Neace      $      8,000
636     Al Iaquinta      $      8,000
637     Chris Tickle      $      8,000
638     Chris Saunders      $      8,000
639     Jeremy Larsen      $      8,000
640     Caio Malgalhaes      $      8,000
641     John Texeira*      $

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VIDEO: JCVD & GSP - Return of the Champion

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Georges St-Pierre: Anderson Silva fight will happen on my terms, not his

The Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva super fight isn't a done deal just yet, and if GSP gets his way, it may not happen for a while. 

In his first major interview since his UFC 154 win over Carlos Condit last weekend, St-Pierre told Radio-Canada's "Tout Le Monde en Parle" ("Everyone is Talking") on Sunday night that the time just isn't right for him to fight Silva. 

Below are his translated comments about the fight:

"This fight is the cherry on the sundae," he said. "He wants to fight me so he can then retire. I would like to fight him too, but after I fight him and win the fight, what happens next? These days, yeah, there's a lot of money to be made, but I don't fight for the money. My motivation is to be the best. Like we said, to be the Wayne Gretzky of my sport. So if I fight him, what happens next? It will be over. So yes, I want the fight, but I want to take it when I decide the time is right, not when he wants the fight to happen.

"On top of that, he weighs 234 pounds; I weigh 188. So there's a big weight difference. I've fought guys who were bigger -- I'm not scared of him -- it's just that I will take this fight when it makes sense for me. I just came back from an injury, there's money to be made, there are fights in my weight class, other challenges out there, and if I fight him, I will have to gain weight, while he will have to lose weight, and then afterwards, I won't be able to come back to my weight class.

"First and foremost, I have things to do at 170 pounds. When I am ready and when I want the fight, that's when it will happen."

Other notes from the show:

* GSP wore sunglasses throughout the entire interview because he said he had yet to fully heal from the Condit fight.

* GSP said he had Christmas dinner last year at Sylvester Stallone's house after his doctor wouldn't clear him to fly home from Los Angeles following knee surgery.

* Arnold Schwarzenegger called to congratulate him after last weekend's win.

* He thinks he could fight until he's 45 years old, but he guarantees he will be retired by then.

* The host said GSP makes approximately $15 million a year in addition to his UFC fight purses. GSP did not disagree.

* He said he's not quite the Gretzky of MMA but maybe the Joe Sakic.

The full French interview can be viewed below.

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Anderson Silva’s Medical Team Says It Would Be A Crime To Send Him To Welterweight For GSP Fight

“It would be a crime for Anderson to try and fight at 77kg. He could maybe make the weight but the physical loss that he would suffer would be too much.”

“We have to respect St. Pierre, who besides being a great fighter is a monster physically. The Canadian would get a considerable conditioning advantage if they fought at welterweight division limits.”

“For me this fight should happen at 80kg (176 lbs), since that would already be a sacrifice for Anderson. It would be his first shot at this weight and we would have to implement a very specific work for him to be able to perform at 100% of his capacity.”

“Currently Anderson has been weighing 92-94kg (203-207) because he’s been thinking about this dropping weight to take GSP on. Anderson losing 3gk and St-Pierre going up 3kg would be more fair for both of them and for the public, who would watch a great fight.”

- Anderson Silva’s personal physician

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The technology of happiness

For years westerners have assumed that Buddhists must be a miserable lot: their teachings dwell so much on suffering. But recent scientific research suggests what Buddhists have believed all along. Buddhism — or at least Buddhist meditation — leads to happiness.

Author: Vishvapani

Media headlines in the last few years have trumpeted new research into the effects of meditation on brain activity, behavior and even resistance to disease. The findings are still provisional, but as the philosopher Owen Flanagan commented in New Scientist magazine: “The most reasonable hypothesis is that there’s something about conscientious Buddhist practice that results in the kind of happiness we all seek.”

The background is a growing dialog between Buddhist teachers and leading figures in fields such as neuroscience. The most important meetings, organized by the Colorado-based Mind and Life Institute, have brought western scientists together with the Dalai Lama. Destructive Emotions, byDaniel Goleman, offers a graphic account of one of these meetings.

 Conscientious Buddhist practice results in the kind of happiness we all seek  

The dialogue showed that Buddhists’ 2,500-year-long exploration of consciousness offers much to scientists who are examining the relationship between the mind and the brain, and seeking treatments for conditions such as depression. Historically, western psychology has focused on mental disorders but some researchers are now looking at positive emotions and experiences. Buddhist meditation expands the scope of what these can entail, and accomplished meditators offer possible living examples of these states.

However, according to Goleman, the dialog also raised many questions: can meditation change brain circuits associated with emotions? Do different meditation practices produce distinct brain effects? Does the development of certain brain areas through meditation help to prevent illness? Which areas of the brain are developed in experienced meditators? How long does it take before meditation produces significant brain changes?

Some participants in the Dharamsala meeting followed up the talk with research. Richard Davidson, director of the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience in Wisconsin used new scanning techniques to examine the brain activity of experienced meditators. Their first subject was a western monk in a Tibetan tradition, referred to as Oser (not his real name). He was attached first to a functional MRI (fMRI) scanner, and then — using electrodes attached to the scalp — to an EEG, which measured Oser’s brain activity while he went through a series of meditation practices. In these he developed concentration, then compassion, devotion fearlessness and the open state of dzogchen, as well I as practicing visualization.

 The abbot of a leading Tibetan monastery registered the highest activity in the brain centers associated with positive emotions that had ever been measured.  

The fMRI showed changes in Oser’s brain activity as he switched meditations. The EEG showed that during the meditation on compassion his brain activity shifted dramatically to the left. The underlying theory is that, in people who are stressed or depressed, the right frontal cortex of the brain is overactive and the left frontal cortex under-active. Such people sometimes show heightened activation of the amygdala, a key center for processing fear. But habitually calm and happy people show greater activity in the left frontal cortex, produce less of the stress hormone cortisol, recover faster from negative events and have higher levels of certain immune cells.

Following these initial tests a string of experienced Buddhist practitioners were tested at the Wisconsin lab. The abbot of a leading Tibetan monastery registered the highest activity in the brain centers associated with positive emotions that had ever been measured.

To assess whether similar results could be achieved by new meditators and those outside a religious context, Davidson joined forces with Jon Kabat-Zinn, who is well-known for teaching mindfulness meditation to those with chronic or terminal illnesses. Their team recruited stressed-out volunteers from a local biotechnology firm. The volunteers were all tested with EEGs at the outset, and then separated into two groups — 25 into the meditation group and 16 into the “control” group.

The meditators took an eight-week course in mindfulness meditation developed by Kabat-Zinn, then both meditators and “control” volunteers were tested again. They were also given a ‘flu shot and had blood tests to check for antibody response. Four months later they all had EEG tests again. The meditators’ brains showed a pronounced shift in activity toward the left frontal lobe, while the non-meditators’ brains did not. The meditators also had more robust responses to ‘flu jabs.

 fMRl scans suggest that the configurations of meditators’ brains can differ from those of non-meditators  

The fMRl scans, which offer a detailed image of the brain, even suggest that the configurations of meditators’ brains can differ from those of non-meditators. Scientists already knew that areas of the brain controlling any particular activity develop the more an individual participates in it. In the case of mindfulness meditation, preliminary findings indicate that it strengthens the neurological circuits around the amygdala, suggesting that meditators create a buffer against the instinctively generated messages of fear and panic.

In a separate study, Paul Ekman of San Francisco’s Human Interaction Laboratory, assessed meditators’ ability to detect another’s moods by measuring their response to involuntary changes in facial muscles. These spontaneous shifts – which can be as fleeting as one 20th of a second – are tell-tale indicators of our true feelings, and without training most people have little ability to detect them.

Yet when Dr. Ekman tested two Tibetan practitioners, one scored perfectly on reading three of six emotions, and the other scored perfectly on four. An American teacher of Buddhist meditation got a perfect score on all six. Overall these experienced Buddhists performed better than any other group — even the previous best performers: secret service agents.This suggests increased perceptiveness and sensitivity to other people’s thoughts and emotions.

 A real understanding of the true nature of the mind can only be gained through meditation  

Another test performed by Ekman measured the “startle reflex” involuntary muscle spasms in response to a loud noise or alarming sight. Ordinarily, no-one can control these responses but, when Oser was exposed to an extremely loud noise while in an open-state meditation, his startle response virtually disappeared.

Ekman was amazed: “This is a spectacular accomplishment. We have no idea of the anatomy that would allow him to suppress that startle reflex.” The monk himself commented, “If you can remain properly in this state, the bang seems neutral, like a bird crossing the sky.”

Before ordinary Buddhists grow self-congratulatory, we might ask how our brain waves would measure up to the lamas’? Nonetheless, these results offer a new way of envisaging the effects of meditation. For Owen Flanagan, “Buddhist … practitioners are deeply in touch with their glowing left prefrontal cortex and their becalmed amygdala.” Scientific findings also suggest secular applications for meditation, for example as part of medical treatment.

These research programs are still in their infancy, and further results will give a fuller picture of the effects of meditation on the brain. But even when there is more data, could this research “prove” the Buddha’s teaching? That would be going too far. Writing in the New York Times, the Dalai Lama comments, “I have great respect for science. But scientists, on their own, cannot prove Nirvana. Science shows there are practices that can make a difference between a happy life and a miserable life. A real understanding of the true nature of the mind can only be gained through meditation.”

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The Myriad Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Calorie restriction is all the rage in anti-aging circles. A few mice and worm studies seem to show that drastic reductions in food intake over a long period of time have the effect of prolonging life – although I’m not sure I’d call it living. For one, these animals are actually restricted. There’s no ad libitum access to food. They’d prefer to eat more, but are prevented from doing so. I guarantee you they’re unhappy and, if they could put (cartoonish high-pitched) voice to physiological state, would say they’re starving.

 

Anyway, humans have picked up on this calorie restriction stuff. You might have seen one or two CR gurus giving TED talks; the exposed rib cages, gaunt faces, and complete lack of lean muscle mass are dead giveaways. Okay – that’s a bit unfair. CR is a legitimate way to improve many health markers. I’m just not convinced actively restricting your calorie intake through sheer will is the true path to enjoyable longevity. I’d rather be robust, vibrant, and full of zest. I want to eat big strapping meals ofsteak and veggies smothered in butter without counting calories. On occasion, I like to devour an entire roasted chicken (yeah, yeah, chicken has more omega-6 than most animals, but I’ll live). I want to maintain muscle mass and have enough energy to go on long hikes and have the legs to still leap for high passes (over the young guys) at the end of Ultimate games. And as I appreciate the neuroprotective and autophagy-promoting qualities of calorie restriction, I’d rather not expend the mental energy and fortitude required to maintain such a regimen day-in and day-out. Nor would I willingly subject myself to forced calorie restriction, a la the lab mice. No human-sized rat cages for me, even if they include a salt lick and a running wheel (don’t get any ideas, Blaisdell). Based on the science, I don’t think all that is necessary. I’ll just IF instead.

Fasting is one way to have your cake and eat it too. Beyond the already proven benefits of a Primal Blueprint low-carb lifestyle, fasting once in a while seems to offer many of the same benefits of calorie restriction – you know, stuff like increased longevity, neuroprotection, increased insulin sensitivity, stronger resistance to stress, some cool effects on endogenous hormone production, increased mental clarity, plus more - but without the active, agonizing restriction. You just eat Primally, focusing on meat and vegetables with plenty of animal fat, and skip meals on occasion. A sixteen-hour fast is on the low-but-still-effective end (you could easily maintain a daily sixteen hour IF regimen, giving you an eight hour eating window, a la Leangains), or you could opt for longer, more intermittent fasts – say, a full twenty-four hours once or twice a week. When you’re done with the fast, eat as much as you want (which usually isn’t an issue, once you’re PB-adapted). It essentially turns into “eat when you’re hungry,” because let’s face it: eating the types of foods we evolved eating induces powerful satiety and makes eating the right amount of food a subconscious act. Fasting becomes a whole lot easier (and intuitive) when you’ve got your food quality dialed in. And I’ll come back to that little caveat at the end here.

“Fasting” was the top search term for MDA last week, and I hadn’t done a big post on it in a while, so I thought I’d do a comprehensive rundown of all the benefits (some conclusive, others prospective) you can expect to obtain from IF.

Longevity

Everyone wants to live longer, but I find longevity pointless if you’re not enjoying yourself. Otherwise, life becomes dreary. Consider the plight of the vampire – he lives a long, lonely life, never really connecting with anyone, never really enjoying all the time he has at his disposal. If the suggested longevity benefits of fasting pan out, I think we can enjoy the vampire’s longevity (and perhaps even some of his incredibly immune and restorative properties) without the downsides. Oh, and we’ll eventually have to die, but we have the option of sunbathing.

The popular c. elegans worm enjoys increased longevity with both twenty-four and forty-eight hour IFs via signaling through a gene that we all have.

One study (full PDF) from the 1940s found that varying amounts of twenty-four hour IFs (every other day, every fourth day, every eighth day, etc) prolonged the lifespan of rats without retarding or stunting the growth (as occurred with calorie restricting them). Female rats responded best to every eight day fasts, while males responded best to every other day fasts.

Reductions in brain insulin signaling have been shown to increase lifespan in animals, either by calorie restricting or actively knocking out brain insulin receptors. Fasting also reduces brain insulin signaling, at least in rats.

Blood Lipids

Going in and pharmaceutically manhandling your cholesterol synthesizing equipment is one thing; eating real food and exercising, resulting in possible alterations to your lipid profile, is another. We don’t set out to force your blood lipids into submission, but lifestyle changes that happen to change them for “the better” are usually a good thing. Fasting brings potent changes to blood lipids in an “organic” way – you’re just letting your machinery do its thing on its own – and this is probably a very good thing.

IF is as or more effective than calorie restriction in improving metabolic syndrome markers in overweight women, and it’s a whole lot easier to stick with.

Alternate day fasting improved cardiovascular risk markers, including lowered triglycerides and LDL-C numbers (although it’s unclear whether the improvements were related to the weight loss alone or something unique to fasting).

I discussed this last week, but it can’t hurt to mention that short-term alternate day fasting wrought improvements in LDL particle size and distribution in obese adults.

Compliance

A dietary regimen is useless without compliance. In fact, that’s what we’ve always said about the low-fat, low-calorie diet advice we’re inundated with: sure, they might work, but they’re impossible for most people to maintain. Eating Primally solves this problem, because it’s simple, easy, delicious, and satiating (you just have to enjoy cooking, or learn to), and IF is another compliance-breeding regimen that blends quite nicely with the PB. A lot of Primal eaters find that fasting just kinda happens without them setting out to do it, so it’s not even a conscious struggle. Check it out:

The obese (read: the ones who need the most help and often have the worst time sticking to a diet) were able to “quickly adapt” to alternate day modified fasting, which meant on fasting days they’d get 26% of their normal caloric intake. They were also able to maintain physical activity despite the fasting.

Heck, intermittent fasting even helped cocaine addicts stick to their treatment and rehab program. Not bad.

Cancer

The notion of IF reducing cancer incidence and improving survival is compelling, but little evidence in humans exists. Ketogenic diets may also offer exciting potential for cancer patients, and both IF diets and ketogenic diets share something: fat (either dietary or from your own adipose tissue) as primary fuel sources. But, while ketosis isn’t exactly desirable or optimal as a lifelong dietary regimen, IF is sustainable, simple, and can be integrated into your current diet. As of now, most of the evidence for IF’s protective effects against cancer exist in animal trials, mostly using mice. Still, fasting seems to confer so many other benefits that working it into your life for its anti-cancer potential is probably worth it. Some of the evidence:

Calorie restriction is proven to fight cancer cell proliferation in mice, but researchers found that intermittent fasting was just as effective. In fact, here’s a review of most of the animal anti-cancer evidence. It’s quite compelling.

Some researchers are speculating, based on substantial evidence, that fasting before and during cancer treatment should result in reduced morbidity, better tolerance of chemotherapies, and higher cure rates. This is refreshing news. A preliminary study in human cancer patients found that fasting during chemotherapy reduced the negative side effects of the treatment. The authors are quick to point out that the results are in no way a prescription for fasting in chemotherapy patients and that controlled trials are needed to change official recommendations, but that doesn’t mean you – the individual – can’t experiment.

Growth Hormone

Aging humans “normally” experience reductions in growth hormone. While it’s true that unchecked growth hormone can lead to unwanted cell proliferation (like, ya know, cancer), growth hormone therapy can really help stave off the doldrums of old age. Luckily, short-term fasting induces growth hormone secretion in “normal men.” I’m not for mainlining GH or anything, but I’m all for amping up my own production. Furthermore, a recent study found that resistance training actually blunted hunger for an hour. I’ve found this to be the case for me. If the body “needs” food right after a workout, why would hunger be blunted? This is why I tend to hold off on the eating post-workout. Every little bit helps, especially as you age.

Neurological Health

Fasting doesn’t cause your brain tissue to waste away, contrary to what some people will tell you. It’s actually good for brain health. Any dietary restriction tends to increase neuronal plasticity and promote neurogenesis, but it was IF that had the greatest effect (with the fewest downsides). Another study of mice found that meal frequency impacts neuronal health. That is, mice who ate larger meals more infrequently saw greater increases in brain and overall bodily health. Still another study found that IF was beneficial for peripheral nerve function in mice by promoting the maintenance of the neuronal pathways responsible for locomotor performance. It’s almost like this stuff just puts your brain in repair, or maintenance mode.

Autophagy

Fasting turns on autophagy (most studies nowadays treat this as common knowledge), which is the process by which cells recycle waste material, eliminate or downregulate wasteful processes, and repair themselves. Why is autophagy so important? It’s required to maintain muscle mass, and inhibiting it induces atrophy of adult skeletal muscle.  It reduces the negative effects of aging and reduces the incidence and progression of aging-related diseases. In fact, researchers have determined that autophagy is the essential aspect of the anti-aging mechanism of fasting. Without the autophagy that fasting provides, you would get very few of the benefits. Fasting even increases neuronal autophagy, which aids in maintaining mental health and function. Short term fasting, too. No marathon thirty-six hour fast required.

Fitness

You’ll hear that you should never exercise on an empty stomach. You’ll hear that fasted training will burn your  muscles and cause you to waste away. You’ll hear that performance will surely suffer. None of these things are necessarily true – and they are even less so if you are well-adapted adapted to a low-carb eating strategy. Fasted training can actually result in better metabolic adaptations (which mean better performance down the line), improved muscle protein synthesis, and a higher anabolic response to post-workout feeding (you’ll earn your meal and make more muscle out of it if you train on an empty stomach). Studies on Muslim athletes during Ramadan show no effect on performance while fasting, as well as better lipids in those who exercise and fast rather than just fast. When you train in a fasted state, glycogen breakdown is blunted and more fat is burnt, leaving you more glycolytic energy in the tank for when you really need it and less body fat. Those are just a sampling of the benefits to fasted training; there are dozens more. Check out Martin at LeanGains (linked above) for more information on fasted training. It’s his specialty.

Mental Well-being and Clarity

You’ve heard this “advice” before, probably from an expert dietitian in some copy-and-paste article on healthy living on Yahoo! Health. It’s the mantra of the high carb crowd: failure to eat something every few hours will cause mental fog and sluggishness, so keep a banana or a granola bar on your person at all times. Of course, this is all based on an assumption that we need to supply exogenous carbs on a regular basis to properly fuel the brain. This notion that fasting is only the province of anorexics or “those crazy caveman dieters” has kept many people from experiencing the myriad benefits.

I maintain that one’s comfort in handling IF effortlessly does increase dramatically when you’ve reprogrammed those cells (and genes) to predispose your body to derive most of your day-to-day energy from fat, as opposed to constantly dipping into glycogen stores (as happens when we rely so much on refeeding carbs every few hours). It’s also why I recommend that you eat according to the PB for at least three weeks before you really start incorporating IF on a regular basis. I’ll be discussing this detail more in upcoming posts on IF and what I am calling “the Metabolic Paradigm Shift”.

Overall, fasting just seems right. It’s like a reset button for your entire body, presumably across a large spectrum of maladies and dysfunctions. It puts your body into repair mode – at the cellular level – and it can restore normal hormonal function in the obese or overweight. Now, you don’t have to fast, but it’s definitely something to consider. As I said, I don’t plan my IFs – I let them happen. I prefer to fast when it’s forced upon me, like when I’m traveling or under a deadline. Once you’re acclimated to the Primal Blueprint diet, give it a shot and report back. Obviously, you won’t know if you’re fighting budding cancer cells or turning on autophagy in your brain, but if you can tolerate fasting and even derive some subjective benefits, those potential long-term benefits make it a worthwhile addition.

Have you tried IFing yet? Did you have a great, transcendent, middling, or perhaps even awful experience? Let me know how intermittent fasting has worked – or hasn’t – with your lifestyle in the comment section!

Read more: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/health-benefits-of-intermittent-fasting/#ixzz2DJcBf0zX

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Cesar Gracie throws 'sissy face' Caio Terra off the team

"@jakeshieldsajj @GilbertMelendez @nickdiaz209 @NateDiaz209 @caioterrabjj @graciemag_br Caio Terra is no longer affiliated with our academy," bluntly announced Cesar Gracie, via Twitter.

It turns out Carlos Condit had hired Team Cesar Gracie member Caio Terra to help hone his Jiu-Jitsu skills in preparation for Saturday's title fight with Georges St-Pierre.

Gracie's sense of loyalty is such that he became incensed when somene from his team trains someone who fought someone from his team. Carlos Condit beat Cesar Gracie protege Nick Diaz at UFC 143 in February, and the two may fight again at some point.

"OK we all saw that someone from our team got a camera and a few bucks put in their face and decided to show his true colors and stab his team mates in the back, said Gracie via Facebook.

"No worries, that person is gone for good and I can't be happier. That person would also be wise not to show his sissy little face around here again."

Gracie brought Terra to the US in 2007 teach, after he had established himself in Brazil as a top black belt and trainer. Terra now has his own academy and association in San Jose, so it is not clear what prectical effect the ban will have, beyond a lot of mean mugging when his name is mentioned.

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Nick Diaz is 'not impressed' with GSP

Everyone wants the winner.

Following his hard earned defeat of Carlos Condit, UFC Welterweight George St-Pierre has a number of suitors for his fist.

Johny Hendricks asked for it, and said please. Four times.

UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva flew in from Brazil to want it from ringside.

And a suspended 170 pounder from Stockton apparently wants in too, despite the fact that his last outing he lost a unanimous decision to Condit for the interim welterweight title in February.

“I am not impressed by your performance @GeorgesStPierre,” Diaz tweeted minutes after GSP unified the welterweight title.

GSP infamously uttered those words to Matt Hughes after Hughes beat BJ Penn at UFC 63. They have since turned into a hardcore fan favorite.

GSP was reportedly not impressed with the not impressed song. He was asked at the post fight press con what he thought about the tweet.

“I did better than Diaz against Carlos,” said St-Pierre.

GSP not only beat Condit who beat Diaz, but he did so decisively, losing only a single round in the eyes of a single judge (49-46, 50-45, 50-45). Condit in turn beat Diaz decisively (48-47, 49-46, 49-46).

Diaz is can to apply for a license  in February, following a one-year ban after testing positive for marijuana metabolites.

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UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz

Official fight card

Results

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time
Lightweight United States Benson Henderson (c) def. United States Nate Diaz Decision (unanimous) (50-43, 50-45, 50-45) 5 5:00
Light Heavyweight Sweden Alexander Gustafsson def. Brazil Mauricio Rua Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00
Welterweight Canada Rory MacDonald def. United States BJ Penn Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight United States Matt Brown def. United States Mike Swick KO (punches) 2 2:31
Preliminary Card (FX)
Lightweight The Bahamas Yves Edwards def. United States Jeremy Stephens KO (punches & elbows) 1 1:55
Bantamweight Brazil Raphael Assunção def. United States Mike Easton Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight United States Ramsey Nijem def. United States Joe Proctor Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight (158.8 lbs.) United States Daron Cruickshank def. United States Henry Martinez KO (head kick) 2 2:57
Lightweight United States Abel Trujillo def. United States Marcus LeVesseur TKO (knees to the body) 2 3:56
Featherweight Germany Dennis Siver def. United States Nam Phan Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-25, 30-24) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Facebook)
Bantamweight United States Scott Jorgensen def. United States John Albert Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:59

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