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Report: More Trouble Surfaces for Melvin Guillard; Charged in Separate Case

According to a report from TMZ, disturbing criminal charges have emerged over former UFC lightweight contender Melvin Guillard following an alleged fight in Colorado last week that saw multiple bar patrons attacked.
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Report: More Trouble Surfaces for Melvin Guillard; Charged in Separate Case

According to a report from TMZ, disturbing criminal charges have emerged over former UFC lightweight contender Melvin Guillard following an alleged fight in Colorado last week that saw multiple bar patrons attacked.
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Report: More Trouble Surfaces for Melvin Guillard; Charged in Separate Case

According to a report from TMZ, disturbing criminal charges have emerged over former UFC lightweight contender Melvin Guillard following an alleged fight in Colorado last week that saw multiple bar patrons attacked.
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Report: More Trouble Surfaces for Melvin Guillard; Charged in Separate Case

According to a report from TMZ, disturbing criminal charges have emerged over former UFC lightweight contender Melvin Guillard following an alleged fight in Colorado last week that saw multiple bar patrons attacked.
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Midnight Mania! USADA Denies Taking Bribes in Jon Jones Case

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USADA hasn’t had much of anything to say about the Jon Jones case, which seems to have dragged on with no end in sight. But recently they did feel compelled to say that they didn’t take any bribes to resolve it.

Via MMAJunkie.com:

In a written statement, USADA spokesperson Danielle Eurich told MMAjunkie, “In relation to some media and social media comments we have observed, USADA wishes to clarify that under no circumstances do we receive payments as part of the resolution of cases.”

Colby Covington claimed a few months ago that it was ‘probably’ the case that Jones’ management team was looking to pay off USADA, possibly with involvement from the UFC.

“You never know the UFC’s side, they want to do business and make money so if he’s available, and USADA clears him, then they’re gonna want to do business and put him back out there to fight and make that company money,” he said. “They’ve got a $ 4 billion installment on that loan to pay back, so they’re gonna do whatever it takes to make money and pay back that loan.”

Jones has been fairly active on social media recently, posting videos of frequent training that have sparked rumors of an imminent comeback. However, other than denying any reports of bribery, USADA had no comments on any decision regarding his suspension.


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Nick Diaz Releases Statement After Domestic Violence Case Dismissed

Nick Diaz was cleared of all domestic assault charges on Thursday after a Las Vegas judge dropped the case against him, and now the outspoken UFC star has released a statement over the ordeal.
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Nick Diaz Cleared of Domestic Violence Charges as Las Vegas Judge Dismisses Case

Nick Diaz was cleared of domestic violence charges after a judge dismissed the case just a few months after his initial arrest, according to Diaz’s attorney Ross Goodman.
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Two More Felony Charges Added to Domestic Violence Case Against Nick Diaz

The case continues to mount against controversial Ultimate Fighting Championship star Nick Diaz.
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Judge Shuts Down Greedy Prosecutor In Nick Diaz Court Case

Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight veteran, Nick Diaz, was represented by his attorney, Ross Goodman, at today’s (June 26, 2018) court hearing in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the Clark County prosecutor lodged a criminal complaint against the Stockton slugger for his involvement in last month’s domestic violence arrest.

In addition, a request was made to increase the former Strikeforce champion’s bail to $ 100,000, because the prosecution believed Diaz — a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter by trade — was a greater risk if forced to pony up anything less.

MMA Junkie reports:

Judge Amy Chelini ultimately refused the request, saying she “can’t fathom” a reason to increase the bail above the standard set by the court. She appeared to agree there were inconsistencies in the alleged victim’s story that would need to be proven at trial. She added Diaz shouldn’t be punished based on his occupation.

“I don’t care,” she said. “He’s going to be treated the same way everybody else is.”

Diaz, who maintains his innocence, is expected back in court on July 10.

The incident occurred back on May 24 after Diaz was accused of injuring a female acquaintance. He was arrested and initially charged with felony domestic battery but later released on $ 18,000 bond.

UFC has frozen his contract and will not take any action until the legal process is complete, stressing its code of conduct while also citing the right to due process (read the full statement here).

Stay tuned.

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Greg Hardy, The UFC and the Case of the Missing Moral Compass

The latest season of “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series” kicked off last night. That alone would be news that barely moves the needle, because, well, it’s just fights between dudes hoping to get a UFC contract. But there was someone noteworthy in the cage for this first episode – although his noteworthiness stems from some ugly extracurricular activities in a prior profession.

Greg Hardy played pro football, and while he was with the Dallas Cowboys, he got arrested for some harrowing domestic violence charges. Ultimately, he was found guilty, but on appeal the charges were dropped because the complainant (his ex-girlfriend) failed to testify. This sort of thing happens often, and can stem from a victim having a change of heart about pursuing all avenues of criminal prosecution. It can even happen from victims getting intimidated, or reaching some form of out-of-court agreement involving stacks of cash and/or gold doubloons.

When it was announced that Hardy was going to participate in DWTNCS, there was a bit of an uproar in certain media circles. Why would the UFC even consider letting someone accused of domestic violence in the door of the TUF Gym?

That uproar reached a fever pitch last night, and when Hardy knocked out his opponent, and earned himself a UFC contract, the story line was suddenly about how the UFC – a multi-billion dollar corporation built on the backs of men and women paid to beat the crap out of each other – lacked a moral compass. How could they do this? How could Dana White justify it?

The truth is, it’s not White’s – or the UFC’s – job to be the moral compass of the sport. Sure, the UFC is largely responsible for getting the sport legalized nearly everywhere, and they’ve given fighters the boot for everything from tweets made in poor taste to outright nasty conduct inside and outside of the cage. But they’ve also turned a blind eye to the crimes and misdemeanors of their biggest star, Conor McGregor. And they can. They can do all of that stuff. There really is no obligation for them to make sure all of their fighters are saints, or even a duty to just make sure their fighters have never been accused of laying a hand on a female.

Being mad at the UFC for giving Hardy a contract is fine. Don’t watch any UFC events that Hardy takes part in. Or do. It honestly doesn’t matter, because either way the fights are going to happen. People are going to tune in to watch Hardy “redeem” himself, or get his comeuppance, and the UFC knows this, just like they know people will watch McGregor no matter how many windows the Irishman smashes.

Personally, when Hardy gets enough experience and steps into the Octagon proper for a real fight on a real UFC event, I think it’ll be great. Because I’ll be rooting for the other guy – regardless of who that other guy is.

Welcome to the fight business, folks. If you want to soak up something less amoral, volunteer at a soup kitchen.

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