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.

UK’s Paul Kelly guilty of heroin trafficking

English fighter Paul Kelly was convicted of heroin trafficking by a Liverpool jury on Friday and awaits sentencing. The prosecution was able to convince a jury that Kelly was the leader of a group of dealers, which should carry a stiff penalty of jail time.

Kelly reached international success with a nine-fight tenure in the UFC. At 28 years old, his fighting career is likely in jeopardy.

Source: MMA Junkie

Nate Diaz suspended over Twitter controversy

UFC lightweight Nate Diaz has been suspended by the UFC over the use of language in a tweet sent through his Twitter account on Thursday.

Diaz wrote, “I feel bad for Pat Healy that they took [an] innocent man’s money, and I think the guy who took the money is the biggest f-g in the world.”

Diaz was commenting on Pat Healy’s win from UFC 159 being overturned due to a failed drug test for marijuana and losing the bonus money won from said fight (an amount over $130,000). Half of which was given to Brian Caraway for his submission win from the same event.

Source: Sherdog

XFC lightweight title fight replacement found

Scott Holtzman was originally anticipated to meet XFC lightweight champion Nick Newell before Newell was stripped of his title for turning down the bout. Holtzman will now face John Mahlow for the vacant title on June 14 at XFC 24.

Photo: Paul Kelly(Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

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David Massey
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David Massey studied Humanities and Art History at the University of Central Oklahoma. He first found interest in MMA from the first TUF show and has been hooked ever since. He began posting on mmajunkie then submitting Sunday Junkie entries and that began his interest in writing about MMA. Through twitter David found other MMA enthusiasts and began contributing articles to marqueemma.com. He looks forward to growing as a writer and being a part of the sport he loves.