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Tim Sylvia: ‘I would like to end my career in the UFC’
(mmamania.com)
“I don’t talk to Dana, not at all. I don’t have his number. But we had a pretty good relationship. I know he has said some pretty bad things about me but, to be honest, I think a lot of it has to do with marketing; Dana tries to come off like he doesn’t care. Dana likes to come off as an asshole but a lot of it is an act I believe. I had a good relationship with [UFC co-owner] Lorenzo Fertitta, great guy. So, it is what is. But I would love to be back there again one day, I would like to end my career in the UFC.”
Submitted Jun 10, 2009 10:56AM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Rampage Says Rashad Was Afraid When He Fought Machida
(mmaweekly.com)
By now, it's no secret that Quinton "Rampage" Jackson isn't fond of Rashad Evans. The two went nose to nose after UFC 96 and nearly fought at a recent photo shoot. Jackson is chomping at the bit for a fight with the former champion. New champion Lyoto Machida was a frequent refrain at a media day for the tenth season of "TUF." Jackson said Evans had it all wrong when he faced "The Dragon."
Submitted Jun 10, 2009 10:48AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 99: Mirko Cro Cop Says This Time He's Ready to Fight in the Octagon
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic stepped into the MMA ring four times in 2006, going 4-0 and winning the Pride Open Weight Grand Prix title. But in 2007, when he moved from the Pride ring to the UFC Octagon, he struggled, going 1-2. Now Cro Cop is getting ready to return to the UFC, and he said on Tuesday that he's much more prepared to make the transition from ring to cage than he was two years ago. "They are different, definitely," Cro Cop said of transitioning from ring to cage. "I spent my whole career fighting in the ring and then I entered the cage. I must say I underestimated the cage. It's much, much easier to go from the cage to the ring than from the ring to the cage. So I got a cage in my gym."
Submitted Jun 10, 2009 10:05AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Full card set for June 19 "Strikeforce: Villasenor vs. Cyborg" event in Washington
(mmajunkie.com)
The fight card is complete for Strikeforce's next major show, a Strikeforce Challengers event featuring a middleweight main event between Joey Villasenor (26-6) and Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos (16-12). The event takes place Friday, June 19, at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash., and airs on Showtime. In addition to a co-main event of Tim Kennedy (9-2) vs. Nick Thompson (38-10-1), the card features Strikeforce newcomer Jorge Gurgel, veteran Dennis Hallman and a women's bout between Shayna Baszler (9-5) and Sarah Kaufman (8-0). Strikeforce Challengers, initially called "SHO MMA" before a recent name change, was designed to showcase top prospects. However, as Strikeforce shuffles around its current roster after an influx of talent acquired from ProElite, some notables names will appear on the initial Challengers cards.
Submitted Jun 10, 2009 10:03AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
For Cain Velasquez, UFC Title Is the Goal, but Not Right Away
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Cain Velasquez is an undefeated heavyweight who's preparing for the toughest test of his career when he faces Cheick Kongo on Saturday at UFC 99, and he says his goal is to win the UFC heavyweight title. But the 26-year-old Velasquez, who only got into MMA four years ago after his wrestling career at Arizona State ended, says he can be patient. In an interview with FanHouse, Velasquez said that even if he beats Kongo on Saturday, he doesn't expect to get the next shot at the UFC title. He's just looking to add one more win to his fast growing resume. The full interview is below.
Submitted Jun 10, 2009 9:30AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
At UFC 99, Mirko Cro Cop Expects to Have the Fans on His Side
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic is one of the most popular mixed martial arts fighters in the world, but his most devoted fans -- the ones in his native Croatia -- haven't had many opportunities to see him fight. Cro Cop has fought almost exclusively in Japan, so as he prepares to fight in Continental Europe for the first time ever at UFC 99 in Cologne, Germany, he says he expects to have a big contingent of fans with him when he takes on Mostapha Al Turk. "Many friends of mine are traveling," Cro Cop told me Tuesday on a call to promote UFC 99. "My brothers, my brothers-in-law, my father-in-law, my family will be taking their own cars to Cologne. Many, many people are going in their cars. It's only about 10 hours of driving to get there. Many, many, many people are coming, people are organizing trips, and definitely, many Croatian fans will be there."
Submitted Jun 10, 2009 9:28AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Glazer Training MMA With Leinart Seems A Little Too Close for Comfort
(mma.fanhouse.com)
So, how has Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart been spending his offseason? Why, he's doing some MMA training with FOX Sports' NFL reporter, Jay Glazer, of course. Above is video evidence of one of Leinart's intense training sessions at Arizona Combat Sports. Even UFC fighters, Ryan Bader and Aaron Simpson, make an appearance to talk about Leinart's passion for MMA training.
Submitted Jun 10, 2009 9:27AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC 99 Video: Six Fights Guaranteed on Pay-Per-View, 'A Sick Card'
(mma.fanhouse.com)
The UFC 99 video blogs have started, with Dana White going through the video intro to Saturday's UFC 99 pay-per-view show. After we see the video introductions of Mostapha Al Turk vs. Mirko Cro Cop, Caol Uno vs. Spencer Fisher, Dan Hardy vs. Marcus Davis, Mike Swick vs. Ben Saunders, Cheick Kongo vs. Cain Velasquez and Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin, White talks about how excited he is.
Submitted Jun 10, 2009 9:26AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Jake Shields only wants big fights now.
(mmaweekly.com)
"I just want to do the big fights," said Jake Shields after his first-round submission of No. 2 ranked middleweight Robbie Lawler at Strikeforce on Saturday night. "I think I showed I can fight at both. I bulked up a little for this fight. I'm still moving good. I'm in great shape. I think I can fight at either weight. "Obviously guys are a little bigger at middleweight, but I feel like I'm faster there, so I'll fight where ever they want me." Talking to MMAWeekly.com on Monday, Shields added, "I felt really comfortable up there. Robbie's obviously a strong guy, but I didn't feel overwhelmed by him at all. I definitely could deal with him."
Submitted Jun 10, 2009 9:18AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
6/28 DEEP Toyama Impact - Fight Order
(japan-mma.com)
DEEP have put together a good card for their DEEP Toyama Impact event. With 2 events in 3 days, it is impressive what they have managed. This will be a rare occation to see a title fight in the Toyama area, and it should be a good one too. The champion Miku Matsumoto will get a chance to revenge her loss to Lisa Ward, a loss that dates 3 years back and the only loss she is yet to revenge. This should be an awesome fight between 2 of the world's top female fighters.
Submitted Jun 10, 2009 8:32AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Strikeforce expects return to St. Louis, further eastern expansion in near future
(mmajunkie.com)
This past weekend's Strikeforce event could be just the start of the California-based Strikeforce promotion's expansion across America. Prior to the June 6 "Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields" event at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, the organization had never ventured any further east than Colorado. However, as MMAjunkie.com's Dann Stupp details in this week's "MMA Insider" column for the Dayton Daily News, the success of the St. Louis show could mean further shows for the Gateway City and other locales near and on the East Coast.
Submitted Jun 10, 2009 8:29AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Kawajiri Possibly Returning To K-1
(japan-mma.com)
Coming off a win at DREAM 9 that has earned him a Lightweight title shot, Tatsuya Kawajiri may be headed back to K-1 for a second fight. Although not yet official, the plan is to have "Crusher" face K-1 star Masato in a Superfight on July 13 as part of the K-1 World Max 2009 Tournament Final 8 event. The K-1 vs. MMA concept was very popular with fans in Japan and parent company FEG liked the concept.
Submitted Jun 10, 2009 8:18AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's, Dream
 
Carwin Cleared To Spar, Targeting Fall Return
(mmaweekly.com)
Coming off a badly broken nose suffered in his huge victory over Gabriel Gonzaga, Shane Carwin recently said he was cleared to resume sparring last week and, while he doesn't have an opponent in mind, is targeting a September or October return to UFC. He says he likes 3 months' notice before a fight but will be ready when UFC calls.
Submitted Jun 10, 2009 6:45AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White's UFC 99 Video Blog - Episode 1
(demandmma.com)
Check out Dana's latest blog as he hangs out at WEC 41, gets some picks for UFC 99, and more!
Submitted Jun 10, 2009 3:19AM by BrutalKnockOut - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Andrei Arlovski: ‘I got my ass kicked, it’s that simple’
(arlovski.com)
From The Pitbull's Website: The loss bothers me, it hurts me. I have to do something about this. (Brett Rogers) had a good record, but I thought he was not the top like Fedor or Barnett. It was my mistake and when you make a mistake you have to pay for it. I took Rogers seriously, but I didn’t think the fight would have been this situation. I focused too much on boxing and not enough on the wrestling and jiu-jitsu. It wasn’t right. It’s another thing I have to think about. MMA is not boxing. I have to change something. I don’t understand this question about my chin. When you open your face for four or five punches it doesn’t matter your chin, you will get KOed. Rogers was great, he did what he did. I took the fight and I got my ass kicked, it’s that simple. It’s embarrassing, but what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I have to move on. I’m definitely going to come back.
Submitted Jun 10, 2009 1:24AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
UFC Signs Cro Cop For UFC 99 On Verbal Agreement, No Contract
(mma.fanhouse.com)
When asked on a conference call Tuesday how many fights Cro Cop had on his new UFC contract, White said it was up in the air. "Mirko and I are working on that still," White said. "Mirko Cro Cop ended up on this card last minute, weeks before the event, and this whole deal was done verbally over the phone with me and him."
Submitted Jun 10, 2009 1:19AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Something To Prove, CroCop Returns To The UFC
(mmaweekly.com)
For Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic motivation is the sole reason he fights at an elite level. The Croatian kickboxer turned MMA fighter Tuesday spoke to the media of his return to the UFC after a 21-month absence. He faces British fighter Mustapha Al-Turk at UFC 99 in Cologne, Germany on Saturday. Filipovic lost two of his three appearances in the Octagon after winning the Pride Absolute Grand Prix in dominating fashion almost three years ago. There were physical problems to contend with, Cro Cop said, like his knee and foot, but mostly, his mind wasn't right after the tournament.
Submitted Jun 10, 2009 1:15AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Despite Headaches, UFC 99 & 101 Nearly Sold Out
(mmaweekly.com)
Resistance be damned, UFC president Dana White says UFC 99 will go on. The promotion’s first trip to Germany hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing. Front page news decrying mixed martial arts as a bloodsport was the first harbinger of trouble. Now, television partner Setanta Sports could go under before it gets a chance to televise the event for British audiences. All in a day’s work, says White.
Submitted Jun 10, 2009 1:13AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Diaz Could Fight At Light Heavyweight
(411mania.com)
So says Cesar Gracie, who also notes that Diaz would be willing to fight at ANY weight except Lightweight, which is now out of the question. Wherever the big fights are, Gracie says.
Submitted Jun 9, 2009 5:00PM by DCRage - 37 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
UFC 99 IS AT 195, BUT 205 IS FRANKLIN'S HOME
(mmaweekly.com)
Rich Franklin has caught the catchweight fever, but don’t expect him to fall below 205 pounds for the foreseeable future. This Saturday, the former middleweight champion headlines UFC 99 with Wanderlei Silva at 195 pounds, 10 lighter than his previous two outings. For the third time, he’s crossing time zones for a big fight, this one at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany. Silva walks around between 210 and 220 pounds and is on his way down to middleweight.
Submitted Jun 9, 2009 4:46PM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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