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No Countdown Show For UFC 93 (Link to watch it online in this thread)
(fightlinker.com)
Dave Meltzer explains it in the Wrestling Obsever update: There is no Countdown of UFC 93 show. Next week’s UFC on Spike will include two hours of Unleashed on Tuesday night, one hour on Wednesday night, plus the debut of UFC Primetime, a 30 minute three-week series on Georges St. Pierre vs. B.J. Penn at 10 p.m. on Wednesday. The only show leading to UFC 93 will be a new All Access show with Rich Franklin that airs at 1 a.m. on Thursday, hardly a time slot many with stumble onto the show and buy the PPV. I sense the recognition after drawing big numbers in November and December, and another big number expected on 1/31, that they aren’t even trying to push 1/17 hard knowing the money is 1/31.
Submitted Jan 10, 2009 1:45AM by MMAcca - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Huerta: I should be coming back to the UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
With one revelation came many questions. After popular UFC lightweight contender Roger Huerta (20-2-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) revealed to Sherdog.com that he had elected not to re-sign with the organization -- despite previous reports by to the contrary -- many MMA pundits wondered aloud if there were contributing factors to El Matador's decision beyond a newfound passion for acting.
Submitted Jan 10, 2009 1:37AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shawn Tompkins Interview Parts II & III
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Shawn Tompkins is one of the foremost authorities in MMA on the art of striking and thanks to Jake Hattan, one of his managers at Denaro Sports Marketing, FiveOuncesOfPain.com was recently granted an opportunity to interview the Xtreme Couture striking specialist.
Submitted Jan 10, 2009 1:31AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC 98: Matt Hughes vs Matt Serra (*UPDATED* now confirmed by both fighters)
(mmamania.com)
Arch enemies Matt Hughes and Matt Serra will more than likely finally face off in the Octagon to settle their bitter score at UFC 98 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 23, according to Matt-Hughes.com. Maybe. Here’s the snip: “Just got a call from Joe Silva and as of right now it looks like I’ll be fighting Matt Serra in Vegas on May 23rd. This is not 100% confirmed, but I believe it is going to be on this date.”
Submitted Jan 10, 2009 1:28AM by MMAcca - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fighters twist while Elite XC dithers
(sports.yahoo.com)
Patience is starting to wear thin among some of the country’s top mixed martial arts fighters, whose futures have remained in limbo since Elite XC closed its doors in late October. The issue is complicated, as parent company Pro Elite laid off all its employees and has no plans to run future cards. But they have not closed the company, nor have they declared bankruptcy. They have a CEO, Chuck Champion, and an attorney, each still working on methods to sell the company’s assets and perhaps remain as a minority interest partner with new ownership going forward.
Submitted Jan 10, 2009 1:23AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Rampage Jackson Court Video Of His Guilty Plea
(mmatko.com)
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson court video and Jackson talking about how sorry he is for what he has done.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 2:24PM by crushedbacon - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator Fighting Championships Signs Former UFC Fighter
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator now has a War Machine on their roster. War Machine, aka the former Jon Koppenhaver, has signed with Bellator Fighting Championships and will probably debut for them in April.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 2:14PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC 93 Regulation: “As if it would be in the state of Nevada”
(mmapayout.com)
Because the Irish government does not recognize MMA as a sport, Ratner will oversee many logistical duties normally done by an athletic commission, including hiring of referees, ringside officials, and drug testing. “As if it would be in the state of Nevada,” Ratner tells MMAInsider.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 2:00PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Silva: ''If Machida Runs, I Run After Him
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Thiago Silva hopes he can draw Lyoto Machida into standing and exchanging when they fight at UFC 94. But the unbeaten American Top Team light-heavyweight says he is ready to go after his opponent should Machida prove as elusive as usual. “He does not usually get drawn in to exchanging, but if he does [with me], I give thanks to God,” Silva told Tatame magazine today.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 1:16PM by MMAcca - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC light heavyweight Antonio Mendes joins American Top Team
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC light heavyweight Antonio Mendes has officially joined the ever-growing stable of fighters at American Top Team. Officials from the Florida-based fight team made the announcement today. Mendes (15-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) next meets Eric Schafer at next weekend's UFC 93 event.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 1:14PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
After nearly walking away, Jorge Santiago is now among world's best
(mmajunkie.com)
Florida-based American Top Team is a camp full of champions. The latest fighter to add a belt to the ATT trophy case -- new Sengoku middleweight champion Jorge Santiago (21-7) -- has used a nine-fight win streak to stake his claim as an elite fighter in the middleweight division. Not bad for a guy who nearly walked away from the sport just two years ago.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 1:13PM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ryan Jensen vs. Steve Steinbeiss for UFC 96
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 96 has rapidly changed from "quickly filling" to "nearly complete" status. MMAjunkie.com has learned from sources close to the event that Ryan Jensen and WEC-import Steve Steinbeiss have verbally agreed to a middleweight contest at the event.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 1:12PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shawn Tompkins Interview Part I: “I just can’t see Arlovski winning the fight”
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Shawn Tompkins is one of the foremost authorities in MMA on the art of striking and thanks to Jake Hattan, one of his managers at Denaro Sports Marketing, FiveOuncesOfPain.com was recently granted an opportunity to interview the Xtreme Couture striking specialist. In Part I of our interview, Tompkins discussed the preparations he’s current making in getting four fighters ready for Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” on Jan. 24; his thoughts on whether Vitor Belfort has enough left to make a run a major middleweight title; and his feelings about famed boxing trainer Freddie Roach’s assessment of Fedor Emelianenko’s striking.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 1:10PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
BJ Penn Is Amazing
(mmamania.com)
According to Greg Jackson anyway, who apparently is impressed by Penn's performance in training and preparing to face Georges St. Pierre at UFC 94.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 11:50AM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Neil Grove to make UFC debut against Justin McCully
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Neil ‘Goliath’ Grove will make us UFC debut against Justin McCully at UFC 95 in London, Fighters Only has learned. Sources close to the bout said that both fighters have agreed to the match, although it has yet to be officially added to the card.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 10:24AM by Wolfenstein - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Eight Winning Losers of 2008
(sports.espn.go.com)
By Danny Acosta Sherdog.com Borrowing from a favorite Karate High School song, fighters can either believe "no one remembers second place" or "winning isn't everything" when they fall short of victory. In a sport where defeat afflicts everyone not named Fedor Emelianenko, it seems wise to believe the latter. Leonard Garcia made his name smiling under a barrage of punches from Roger Huerta at UFC 69, some 19 months before he became known for waylaying Jens Pulver. Every year, a select group of mixed martial artists experiences victory in defeat. Here's the graduating class of 2008.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 9:25AM by AchillesHeel - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Huerta Passes On UFC Contract
(sherdog.com)
So much for Roger Huerta sticking around UFC, at least for now. Huerta has turned down a 5-fight extension from UFC to pursue a career in acting in 2009, meaning his next fight in UFC-the last on his current contract-will be his final fight in the Octagon for now.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 7:12AM by DCRage - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ricardo Almeida vs Matt Horwich to collide at UFC Fight Night 18
(mmamania.com)
Ricardo Almeida (9-3) will return to action against former IFL middleweight champion Matt Horwich (23-11-1) at UFC Fight Night 18 in Nashville, Tenn., on April 1. The 185-pound tilt was supposed to go down at UFC 90: “Silva vs. Cote” in October 2008; however, an injury forced “Big Dog” off the card. “Suave” remained on the card and gave last minute replacement Dan Miller all he could handle, but he eventually lost the bout via a hard-fought unanimous decision.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 1:57AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 92 "Crushes" UFC 91 in PPV Buys
(411mania.com)
It may be the new record holder... In a recent interview with ESPN, Dana White was asked what happens in the aftermath of St. Pierre vs. Penn, he responded "I'm not worried about that; I'm worried about the fight itself. I think it's going to be the biggest fight we've ever done. The last Lesnar pay-per-view did really well, and then our Dec. 27 show crushed it." But the boss didn't stop there. He went on to say "I don't want to get into numbers too much—that's our policy. But it crushed it. I'll say this: The Christmas show crushed the Lesnar fight by 150,000-175,000 buys." If true, that is an incredible feat. UFC 91 is estimated to have accumulated about 1,010,000 PPV buys, which would have put it as the second biggest PPV buy the UFC has ever done. Then UFC 92 comes along out of nowhere and does 150,000-175,000 more than UFC 91. That would put the number at just under 1.2 million, which would put it over UFC 66 as the most bought UFC PPV. Also with this is the revelation that the UFC is the new record holder for PPV revenue in a single year by a company, beating out WWE (then WWF) in 2001. On top of that, Dana thinks that UFC 94 will be the biggest show they've ever done.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 9:55PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
UFC 93: Shogun Rua Training Video
(thegarv.com)
Video of Shogun getting ready for UFC 93.....
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 6:45PM by crushedbacon - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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