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Vikings activate QB Teddy Bridgewater, place Sam Bradford on the IR

Vikings activate QB Teddy Bridgewater, place Sam Bradford on the IR

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford earned “NFC Player of the Week” honors in Week 1 of the NFL season. As it turns out, that will be the only game he plays this year.

The Vikings announced Wednesday that they had placed the now veteran quarterback on the injured reserve.

The good news for Minnesota fans is the club has activated former starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Bridgewater is coming off a gruesome non-contact knee injury that almost cost him his leg.

The Vikings currently sit at 6-2 on the season and have performed well under current starting quarterback Case Keenum.

Dominick Cruz forced out of UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera with a broken arm

Dominick Cruz forced out of UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera with a broken arm

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Former UFC bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz has been forced out of his planned UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera due to a broken arm.

MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani recently broke the news on Twitter.

“Dominick Cruz is out of the UFC 219 fight vs. Jimmie Rivera, sources say. Broken arm. TBD at this time what they’ll do with Rivera.” – Ariel Helwani

Cruz was last seen in action in December of last year when he lost his bantamweight title to Cody Garbrandt.

No word yet on how long “The Dominator” will be out of action after suffering a broken arm.

As for Jimmie Rivera, the surging bantamweight contender has won a remarkable twenty straight fights in a row, his latest being a unanuimous decision victory over Thomas Almeida.

The good news is with UFC 219 falling on December 30, the UFC will have plenty of time to source a replacement for Rivera.

Perennial bantawmeight contender Aljamain Sterling has already offered up his services to the promotion.

“Well I’ll be damned JIMMY!!! Looks like you need ya self a Huckleberry.” – Aljamain Sterling

Would you like to see Aljamain Sterling step in to fight Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219 in Las Vegas?

Stephen Thompson shuts down rumors of February fight with Darren Till

Stephen Thompson shuts down rumors of February fight with Darren Till

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

Yesterday night, UFC President Dana White announced his plan to move the promotion’s planned February 24 from Orlando, Florida, to Liverpool, UK. The intention, he said, was to pit Liverpool’s own Darren Till against Stephen Thompson on the card.

“I literally [switched] my whole schedule. I’m laying [stuff] out here I shouldn’t be talking about,” White told the LA Times’ Lance Pugmire. “We’re supposed to do this fight in Orlando. I’m pulling it from Orlando and I’m moving it out to [Till’s] hometown in England.”

Unfortunately, Stephen Thompson is not interested in this potential fight at all.

“No man, not at all to be honest,” Thompson told BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor when asked about his interest in the matchup. “I️ haven’t even thought of him. I’ve been thinking of Robbie Lawler or [Rafael Dos Anjos].”

“People ate that cake up real quick last night and I was like what the heck I never said I️ would fight him,” Thompson added.

Darren Till

Thompson’s most recently competed at UFC 217 last weekend in New York, where he defeated the always game Jorge Masvidal to a unanimous decision win. 

Till, meanwhile, recently burst into welterweight contention with a first-round TKO victory over perennial contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. 

Frankie Edgar forced out of UFC 218 title fight with Max Holloway

Frankie Edgar forced out of UFC 218 title fight with Max Holloway

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

UFC 218 just lost it’s highly anticipated main event title fight between current UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway and former lightweight title holder Frankie Edgar.

It was announced earlier tonight by Brazilian news outlet combate, that “The Answer” had suffered an injury and was no longer able to compete at the December 2 event in Detroit, Michigan.

Max Holloway is looking to remain on the card and says he is “willing to fight anyone for the fans of Detroit”.

“Blessed” was last seen in action at UFC 212 in June where he defeated Jose Aldo via third-round TKO to become the promotions undisputed featherweight champion.

Since the new broke, several top featherweights including Jose Aldo, Ricardo Lamas and Cub Swanson have offered to replace Edgar at the UFC 218 pay-per-view event.

No word yet on which fight, if any, will get the nod.