The Daily Recap: UFC 126 Fighters Test Clean, Jorgensen-Stone Booked & More

Anderson Silva. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.

The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

— The Nevada State Athletic Commission announced on Monday that all 13 fighters tested following UFC 126 were negative for performance-enhancing substances and drugs of abuse. Those tested included Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort, Rich Franklin, Forrest Griffin, Jake Ellenberger, Jon Jones, Miguel Torres, Donald Cerrone, Chad Mendes, Paul Taylor, DaMarques Johnson, Mike Pierce and Kyle Kingsbury. []

— A bantamweight bout between former title contender Scott Jorgensen and Ken Stone has reportedly been signed for the TUF 13 Finale on June 4 in Las Vegas. Jorgensen recently fell to UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz via a five-round unanimous decision in December while Stone fell in his Zuffa debut to former champion Eddie Wineland at the same event. []

— UFC veteran and "Ultimate Fighter 4" contestant Jeremy Jackson was reportedly sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the apparent 2008 rape of his ex-girlfriend. According to the Ventura County Star, Jackson pled guilty to committing the rape while in the act of a robbery, even against the advice of his own attorney. [MMA Weekly]

— Adrenaline MMA veteran Chris Davis, Sportfight heavyweight champion D.J. Linderman and Bellator veterans Raphael Davis and Tim Carpenter are among the rumored participants for Bellator's first-ever light heavyweight tournament, which will reportedly kick off at Bellator 38 on March 26. PRIDE Fighting Championships veteran Daniel Gracie is the only officially announced competitor so far. []

— The UFC has reportedly tapped RIng of Combat product and highly-regarded middleweight prospect Chris Weidman to replace an injured Rafael Natal against Alessio Sakara at UFC on Versus 3 on March 3. Weidman, a protege of former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra, has won all four of his professional bouts to date. []


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