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Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir is set to return to the Octagon to face French striker Cheick Kongo. Sources close to the situation confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Thursday that the fight is verbally agreed to, but bout agreements have not been signed. Though recent reports suggested the bout could headline UFC 105 in Manchester, England, MMAWeekly.com sources indicated that it would take place on Dec. 12 at UFC 107 in Memphis, Tenn.
Submitted Sep 11, 2009 8:23AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFCFN 19 - Gray Maynard Interview
Firstly, you’re scheduled to compete in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 19 against Roger Heurta. How has your camp been, and how are you feeling in the run up to the fight? Maynard - I feel great!! Camp has been good, I train year round though. So I feel prepared.
Submitted Sep 11, 2009 8:21AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator Champion Alvarez May Get DREAM Fight
Although it won't come without something in return, Bellator is considering letting it's Lightweight Champion, Eddie Alvarez, fight at DREAM 12 on October 25 in Japan. According to the source, Bellator is currently waiting to see the fighter DREAM offers in exchange for Alvarez before signing off on the trade, which would likely see Alvarez face DEEP Lightweight Champion Katsunori Kikuno on 10/25.
Submitted Sep 11, 2009 7:25AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: Dream
Yves Edwards: "I don't want to go out like the last two or three years"
Four wins, seven losses. It's a record that would be less-than-desirable for any professional fighter over an 11-fight stretch. But for a man once known as the uncrowned champion of the UFC's lightweight division, it's simply unacceptable.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 10:45PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Buentello and Coker not seeing eye to eye, UFC bound?
Coker speaks on Buentello and says he turned down Fedor fight, and was let out of his Strikeforce contract.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 9:50PM by BrutalKnockOut - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce, Affliction, MMA Personalities
Kimbo: I come in to knock them out or get knocked out, win or lose
Infamous street fighter turned mixed martial artist Kimbo Slice talked exclusively to our editor Matt Freeman earlier today regarding his time in the house and what he had hoped to achieve through appearing in the reality series. Despite public perceptions, Kimbo (real name Kevin Ferguson) is an intelligent athlete who is dedicated to doing as well as possible in the fighting arena and the challenge was his main motivation. Dana White's open invitation for Ferguson to enter the house was taken on for the calibre of opponents available, not to silence White.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 2:24PM by emfleek - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
Wes Sims shacks up with ‘obnoxious pigs’ and a ravenous Roy Nelson for TUF 10
“I’m surprised how much food was eaten in that house. I’m surprised that, of that food, so much of it was eaten by Roy Nelson.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 2:22PM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
Aleksander Emelianenko vs. Blagoi Ivanov Called Off
Alex Emelyanenko officially says that he will not take part in fight against Blagoy Ivanov. The fight would have taken place in Seoul (South Korea) on the 29th of September.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 2:19PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC Lightweight Clay Guida Training at Greg Jackson's MMA Camp
While on "Inside MMA," Clay Guida announced that he will train at Greg Jackson's to prepare for his upcoming fight with Kenny Florian at UFC 107.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 2:18PM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nissen Osterneck Teams Up With Chabad To Warn Kids About Substance Abuse
Former UFC middleweight Nissen Osterneck feels like a new person every day he wakes up. His life, which was mired with substance abuse eight years ago, changed when he became a MMA fighter. In this FanHouse exclusive, we join Nissen as he helps Chabad Project Pride talk to young kids about the risks involved in drugs and alcohol.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 2:17PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Tito Ortiz Spars With Cris Cyborg
Tito Ortiz is a 205-pound man, and Cristiane "Cris Cyborg" Santos is a 145-pound woman, but as Ortiz recovers from back surgery and prepares to return to the UFC, he says rolling on the mats with Cyborg has been a part of working his way back into the Octagon.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 2:17PM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Efrain Escudero: Both of Us Are Hungry And We're Not Going to Stop
The Ultimate Fighter 8 winner Efrain Escudero is all healed up and ready for his first stab at making a mark in the UFC lightweight division since securing a six-figure UFC contract last December.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 2:16PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
As the saying goes, everything’s bigger in Texas – including the fight cards. With the superfight between former middleweight champion Rich Franklin and Vitor Belfort already signed, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to put on a record 13 fights for UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort, which is presented by Tequila Cazadores, live from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on September 19.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 2:15PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Frankie Edgar vs. Kurt Pellegrino likely for The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale
ESPN.com's "Inside MMA" host Jon Anik reported today on his Twitter account that a Dec. 5 bout between Frankie Edgar (10-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and Kurt Pellegrino (14-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) is currently in the works. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has since confirmed with sources close to the event that both fighters have agreed to the contest. The lightweight bout is expected to take place at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 2:14PM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Antonio Minotauro Nogueira Newest Interview
In an interview with Affliction, Antônio Nogueira discussed his last fight, training, and the future. When talking about his legendary fight with Randy Couture at UFC 102 he said, “The fight was beautiful, it was the fight of the night.” Speaking of his future plans Nogueira explained, “My main goal is to fight Brock Lesnar for the heavyweight title, he’s big but I think I got better skills than him.”
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 12:23PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Filho fires back at Mousasi: 'He wants to talk,I will beat him up'
Filho firing back at Mousasi for his 'lil donkey comment and sayin Filho used steroids'.. Filho - “The fight isn’t signed yet but it will happen. DREAM and Strikeforce have connection. Wherever he wants to face me off, we’ll fight. Be sure we will put on this challenge,” Filho predicts.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 12:03PM by RhythmAndStyle - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
"TUF 10" cast member Jon Madsen's road to UFC already crossed Brock Lesnar
Jon Madsen's first meeting with Brock Lesnar displayed the elements that would later make him one of the most intriguing up-and-coming heavyweights in mixed-martial-arts. Even though they were only in high school. Madsen was a freshman at Dolan High School in South Dakota, which was separated by about 45 minutes from Lesnar's town. That made the heavyweight wrestlers competitors in a high school event, and Lesnar, two years older, beat Madsen.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 10:30AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
Report: Paul Taylor vs. John Hathaway, Nick Osipczak vs. TBA likely for UFC 105
While a promised main event is still lacking for the UFC's next trip to the U.K., the undercard is slowly coming together. British-based magazine Fighters Only is reporting that a welterweight bout between John Hathaway (11-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Paul Taylor (10-4-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is in the works for UFC 105 on Nov. 14 in Manchester, England. According to the report, bout agreements have yet to be signed, though both fighters have agreed to the contest.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 9:57AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC’s Rich Franklin: “Vitor Belfort Still Poses a Threat”
Former UFC middleweight champion “Ace” Rich Franklin (26-4) fielded questions from the media Tuesday afternoon. Franklin will fight “Phenom” Vitor Belfort (17-8) at UFC 103 is Dallas 19 September.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 8:33AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Andrei Arlovski Postpones Boxing Debut to Focus on MMA, Sets Record Straight on Playing Russian Roulette
Fighters.com’s tenth-ranked heavyweight “Pitbull” Andrei Arlovski (14-7) has postponed his previously planned professional boxing debut anticipated for the end of September or early October to focus on MMA, Arlovski announced at Arlovski.com Wednesday night. “MMA now is number one priority for me,” Arlovski assured fans during a video chat, but he hasn’t buried his squared circle aspirations, adding, “Definitely, I want to try [boxing].” Arlovski also announced he’s considering competing at a North American Grappling Association event, saying, “I’ve been working on my jiu-jitsu.”
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 8:31AM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
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