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Exclusive: Stankie, in His Own Words
(cagepotato.com)
We talked with “Stankie” recently to find out who he is and how he came to be standing next to Big Nog, going on semi-coherent rants about sardines. What we learned is that from working undercover during the Watts Riots, to training Oscar de la Hoya for the Olympics, here is a man who has lead an interesting life. And he was more than happy to tell us about it, in his own roundabout way.
Submitted Nov 21, 2008 2:20PM by Wolfenstein - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fedor Says You Should Calm Down About His Sambo Loss
(cagepotato.com)
Fedor Emelianenko broke his silence about his Combat Sambo loss this past weekend, telling Dave Meltzer that it’s no biggie. Sambo’s just something he does for ***** and giggles. MMA is what he does for money:
Submitted Nov 21, 2008 2:17PM by Wolfenstein - 22 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
HDNet To Air DREAM, K-1 In '09
(mmajunkie.com)
The DREAM Will Be In HD. HDNet Fights has extended its existing partnership with FEG USA, Inc., and will continue to air DREAM mixed-martial-arts events through 2009, HDNet today announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. HDNet Fights also today announced it has partners with FEG USA, Inc. to bring the K-1 World Grand Prix and K-1 World MAX tournaments to HDNet. The deal encompasses six events from the 2009 K-1 tournament and six events from the 2009 K-1 MAX tournament.
Submitted Nov 21, 2008 1:32PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: HDNet
 
Randy Couture's Next Steps - What do you think?
(mmatraining.com)
What do you guys think of this? Pretty good list IMO. I would think Randy should fight Nog-Mir loser and then fight for the title after that.
Submitted Nov 21, 2008 11:03AM by JimmieDD - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jamie Varner free wrestling Seminar at Arizona State Saturday
(ufc.com)
It's for a good cause, so bring donation money! You'll be able to train with Bader, Dolloway, Aaron Simpson, Gustavo Dantas, and a lot of other guys (a long time coach of the ASU wrestling team and now MMA fighter) Here is a snippet of the article on UFC.com “It’s one of the few hospitals in the world where you can go there off the street without insurance and they’ll take care of you,” said Varner. “They pretty much saved my life when I was five years old.” 19 years later, Varner is giving back to the hospital, as he is putting on the “1st Annual Jamie Varner Charity Seminar” this Saturday, November 22nd, at the Sunkist Kids Wrestling / Riches Family Wrestling Facility on the Arizona State University Campus, with two sessions - one from 11:00am-12:15pm (Beginners, Women, and Children) and the other from 12:30pm-2:30pm (Intermediate).
Submitted Nov 21, 2008 10:57AM by Jackelope - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Jake Shields Officially A Free Agent, As Of Today
(mmajunkie.com)
Former EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields (22-4-1) has officially reached free agent status after the collapse of his former organization. Now 30 days after filing a breach of contract against his former employer, Shields told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the company is in breach of contract and that he's excited to test the open market in search of a new home. "My 30 days is up today," Shields said on Thursday. "Today I consider myself a free agent. EliteXC still has no reply, but as far as the contract goes, I'm a free agent today." With recent wins over world-class competition in Paul Daley, Nick Thompson, Mike Pyle, Carlos Condit and Yushin Okami, among others, to his credit, Shields will certainly be in immediate demand.
Submitted Nov 21, 2008 8:30AM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
DREAM again slow to pay fighters
(mmajunkie.com)
Following a recent five-month delay in payment to lightweight contender Nick Diaz, the Japanese-based DREAM promotion has again run behind on compensating its fighters. The participants in question this time are heavyweight Jimmy Ambriz (13-11-1) and lightweight Todd Moore (9-3). Both U.S.-based fighters participated in September's DREAM.6 event. "As far as I'm concerned, they pretty much have stiffed us," Moore told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "The fight was Sept. 23, and we're going on into [late November] and they still haven't paid. That's two months. That sucks, man."
Submitted Nov 21, 2008 8:27AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
Strikeforce Destruction Weigh-In Results
(mmamania.com)
Strikeforce held the weigh-ins last night for it's "Destruction" event airing on Showtime tonight. With the exceptions of Kim Couture and Kina Kvokov, everyone else made weight. Couture agreed to the fight knowing in advance Kvokov wouldn't make weight, which was missed by 3 pounds. Couture missed by 2 pounds.
Submitted Nov 21, 2008 6:03AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
 
Dana White Clarifies The Jon Fitch Situation.
(themmanews.com)
Dana White clarified the problems with, and his position concerning UFC fighter Jon Fitch. Here’s the quote, via USA Today:
Submitted Nov 20, 2008 8:39PM by nickcuc547 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Fitch back in the UFC and will fight at UFC 94
(mmamania.com)
MMARated.com has the scoop: “Communication kind of broke down with Dana (White) so we talked with Lorenzo. (I) just got off the phone with him and we came to an agreement. We’re going to move ahead and I’ll be back in the UFC. We’re going to sign off on the video game and I’m back. It was never even about the agreement or the contract. It was the approach that we felt Dana was being a little bit hot-headed and was threatening us right off the bat. It didn’t seem like a professional way of doing things.”
Submitted Nov 20, 2008 7:42PM by babalu2720 - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Update: UFC Talking with Fitch’s Management
(sherdog.com)
Jon Fitch was released from the UFC on Wednesday, but a discussion has reopened with the promotion. Bob Cook and Zinkin Entertainment, who manage Fitch and other fighters from the American Kickboxing Academy, told Sherdog.com on Thursday afternoon that talk has resumed with the UFC, but they would not comment on the exact nature of the discussion.
Submitted Nov 20, 2008 6:24PM by nickcuc547 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Anderson Silva Is Far Above Georges St. Pierre and B.J. Penn
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Asked whether the winner of the fight between B.J. Penn and Georges St. Pierre could vault to the top of the pound-for-pound rankings, White said no. "I don't think they change at all," White said. "Anderson Silva is far and above the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world. The fighter who wins this fight between B.J. and St. Pierre is on their way. They've got to do a couple more big things in their career to challenge Anderson Silva, or something happens to Anderson. But Anderson Silva is way above pound-for-pound the best fighter."
Submitted Nov 20, 2008 5:03PM by grappler0000 - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
 
PFC 11 Streams Live Tonight at 6:30 PST/9:30 EST on Sherdog
(sherdog.com)
Free MMA Palace Fighting Championships 11 Streams Live Tonight at 6:30 PST/9:30 EST on Sherdog
Submitted Nov 20, 2008 3:12PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Harcore Sports Radio......Morency Interviews Fitch
(hardcoresportsradio.com)
Hardcore Sports Radio is outta Toronto Canada. They do a lot of MMA interviews and have built relationships with many top MMA guys. An insightful interview with my favorite radio host and Fitch.......Shocking
Submitted Nov 20, 2008 2:57PM by crushedbacon - 1 comment
Filed under: Interviews
 
Scott Smith ready to let his hands fly in Strikeforce debut
(mmajunkie.com)
Scott Smith (13-5) knows the challenges that await him Friday night. The UFC, EliteXC and WEC veteran will make his debut for Strikeforce against fellow slugger Terry Martin (18-5). And despite taking the fight on just a week's notice, Smith recently told TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), that he'll be ready. "Its real risky to take a fight on short notice, especially a guy like Terry Martin," Smith said. "But about three weeks ago I was supposed to fight on that EliteXC card for the Showtime / EliteXC card. I think it was Nov. 8. I was getting prepared for that. So I just kept on training through, hoping something would come up. And this came up. So I'm ready to go."
Submitted Nov 20, 2008 2:15PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Despite late opponent change, Yves Edwards confident for Strikeforce bout
(mmajunkie.com)
After 11 years and almost 50 bouts as pro fighter, very little can rattle Yves Edwards (34-14-1). So while an opponent change less than two weeks before a headlining bout may bother your typical fighter, Edwards can't wait to face Duane "Bang" Ludwig (17-8) at Friday's "Strikeforce: Destruction" in San Jose, Calif. "It's going to be a slightly different fight than I planned," Edwards recently told TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "But I don't think it changes too much. Just because we've got so many guys in the gym. And I love to spar. We're always sparring. I've seen every look that there is to see, and I see it every day." Edwards was originally scheduled to face Strikeforce lightweight world champion Josh Thomson. An broken toe suffered in training forced the champion out of the bout, and Ludwig stepped in with less than two weeks notice.
Submitted Nov 20, 2008 2:14PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Josh Hendricks released by the UFC
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Josh Hendricks’ tenure with the UFC has ended after just one fight, as the heavyweight fighter has been released in the wake of his first round knockout loss against former UFC heavyweight title contender Gabriel Gonzaga. FiveOuncesOfPain.com confirmed the news early Thursday morning with Hendricks’ agent, Ken Pavia of MMA Agents. “By mutual decree, we decided it was best for Josh to get additional fights outside of the UFC,” Pavia informed Five Ounces of Pain during an interview. “Fighting in front of 15,000 people was overwhelming. As much as we tried to prepare Josh, there was nothing we could do to replicate it. Josh will get bigger and stronger and learn from the experience.” Hendricks, who is 15-5 in 20 professional fights, landed a UFC contract after putting together a streak of 10 consecutive fights without sustaining a loss.
Submitted Nov 20, 2008 2:13PM by MMAcca - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Goran Reljic saves two men from drowning in Croatia
(mmamania.com)
“A crash that almost killed two young men on the 15th of October at around 3 a.m. could have had disastrous consequences when the two young men, both from Privlaka, spun and crashed into the sea. Thankfully both men survived, due to the brave actions of Goran Reljic, the Croatian ultimate fighter, who resides in the immediate vicinity of the town in question. When he heard the crash, Goran jumped out of bed, still in his underwear and jumped into the sea. He swam to the car, proceeded to break the windshield of the vehicle and pull both men to land. Several eyewitness accounts confirm the story and so does Goran, who doesn’t want any praise or recognition for the good deed.”
Submitted Nov 20, 2008 2:10PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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