Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of results, event announcements, fight match-ups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.

Demetrious Johnson Injured, Title Fight with John Moraga Scrapped 

UFC Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is injured and will no longer be able to defend his title against John Moraga. The cause of the injury is unknown as well as a timetable for the return of “Mighty Mouse.”

Johnson and Moraga were scheduled to meet on The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. No word yet on whether or not Moraga will remain on the card against a different opponent.

Source: MMA Junkie 

Alistair Overeem Passes UFC 156 Drug Test With Surprising Results 

A post-fight drug test given to Alistair Overeem after UFC 156 came back clean. In a bit of shocking news the results even came back with testosterone levels below a normal range.

Overeem competed against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 156. After controlling much of the action for the first two rounds, Overeem was knocked out in a huge come-from-behind performance by the Brazilian Silva.

Source: MMA Junkie 

Matthew Riddle Tests Positive for Marijuana, Cut From UFC 

Matthew Riddle was already on thin ice following his first drug test failure yet Riddle once again tested positive for marijuana following his recent victory over Che Mills. Riddle has a medical marijuana card in the state of Nevada but it appears the UFC doesn’t care as they’ve released Riddle.

There’s been no word on whether or not his victory over Mills will be overturned to a no contest. Riddle has competed his entire professional career inside the Octagon.

Source: MMA Fighting 

UFC 157 Prelim Ratings

The ratings for the UFC 157 prelims are in and despite more people tuning in for UFC 157 than UFC 156, the prelims drew 1.28 million viewers. That’s a drop from the 1.90 million viewers that tuned in to watch the UFC 156 prelims.

The hilight of the UFC 157 prelims was a competitive, Fight of the Year candidate match up between Dennis Bermudez and Matt Grice.

Source: MMA Fighting 

Photo: Demetrious Johnson (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

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Kyle Symes
Staff Writer

Kyle is a recent graduate of Aurora University, where he obtained a Bachelor's in Communications. Kyle resides in Illinois, just outside of Chicago. He played baseball and football in both high school and college, but is now focusing on an amateur MMA career.