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Shamrock To Shamrock: Get Over Your Problems
(mmaweekly.com)
Adoptees Frank and Ken Shamrock haven't much got along since younger Frank stepped out from the elder Ken's shadow. As Ken's career has entered its sub-twilight phase, Frank has gotten more and more vocal about a possible fight between the two. And according to a conference call announcing his next bout against Nick Diaz on Apr. 11, he still hasn't given up the idea. Ken faces Ross Clifton tonight for Wargods, and gives up a lot to the nearly 400-pound Clifton, so clearly he has a bigger problem for now.
Submitted Feb 13, 2009 9:38AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Tank Abott vs. Mike Bourke bout scratched from Wargods
(demandmma.com)
The co main event of the new Wargods promotion was dropped just 24 hours before it was supposed to take place, according to State Athletic Commission officials.
Submitted Feb 13, 2009 8:56AM by BrutalKnockOut - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Wanderlei Silva is ready for the move to 185
(mmaweekly.com)
Quinton Jackson, Chuck Liddell, and Keith Jardine are all fighters that Wanderlei Silva has faced since returning to the UFC. They are also all light heavyweight fighters that, when they are not fighting, walk around well above the 205-pound limit of the weight class. What weight does Silva walk around at outside of the Octagon? Try 208 pounds. It's no surprise then that "The Axe Murderer's" recent UFC record is 1-2 against that cast of characters. He doesn't pawn off his losses to the disparity in size, though. "I think it is the technique," Silva told MMAWeekly.com, saying that he lowered his hand against Jackson at UFC 92 and the former UFC light heavyweight champion took advantage. He does realize, however, that contrary to popular belief size does matter. He's ready to drop down and see if he is a fit in the middleweight division. "Yeah, I could try because every guy in my division have to cut to 205 and my normal is 208. I'm going to test now... I'm going to cut my weight. Maybe I go to fight in my next fight at 185," says Silva. Always toeing the company line, he's not ready to make a permanent move, adding, "I could fight in both divisions; I could fight 185 and 205." It's not something that he jumped into overnight. Silva has been talking about 185 for a long time, but it looks like the UFC is ready for the move, too. "I've been lots and lots of thinking about this now, I see what (UFC president) Dana (White) wants. What he wants (me) to fight, no problem. I talk with (UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva and... say no problem, I'm down for 185? He say, no problem."
Submitted Feb 13, 2009 8:23AM by SmileR - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sanchez: ''Weight Cut Hasn't Been Easy''
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Diego Sanchez says he is having some difficulty cutting down to 155lbs for his UFC lightweight division debut next week. Sanchez, who will face Joe Stevenson at UFC 95, revealed this evening that he is eating 1,100 calories a day at present and has had to cut carbs from his diet. “This weight cut hasn’t been easy,” laughed Sanchez, who minutes earlier had been sitting in a sauna to lose some water. “But the reason I went to 155 is, it’s a challenge, and I knew that it was going to take a lot of discipline. I was 193lbs on Christmas Eve, so I’ve dropped about 30lbs up to now.
Submitted Feb 13, 2009 1:49AM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Atencio: ''Affliction Will Be Back In 3-4 Months''
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Affliction is still committed to mixed martial arts and will stage its next live event in around three or four months, says company vice-president Tom Atencio. Speaking exclusively to Fighters Only this week, he said that rumours of Affliction’s demise are greatly exaggerated and the company’s desire to stage fight shows is undiminished. “Whats happening right now is I’m sitting down with my partners and we’re going to work out [our next show],” he said. “We’re looking at three or four months, but right now we don’t have a date set.”
Submitted Feb 13, 2009 1:47AM by MMAcca - 13 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
Manhoef Booked Up, But Open To Offers
(mmaweekly.com)
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker on Sunday told MMAWeekly.com he was eyeing Dutch terror Melvin Manhoef for a spot on one of the 10 Showtime cards expected for the San Jose-based organization in 2009. Heavy-handed former EliteXC middleweight champion Robbie Lawler was a front-runner as an opponent, and manager Monte Cox said on Tuesday that there had been “discussions” about a possible bout in April and May, Strikeforce’s first shows planned for the premium cable network. “I mean, wouldn’t that be a great fight?” Coker said from Los Angeles. However, Simon Rutz, Manhoef’s manager, said his client's schedule ruled out an appearance on the spring/summer cards. Manhoef’s next commitment was a possible appearance in a K-1 fight against Gohkan Saki on March 28 in Japan, followed by a Showtime-broadcast fight at the Amsterdam Arena against Stephan Leko on May 16.
Submitted Feb 13, 2009 1:43AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Brian Cobb In For Justin Bucholz @ UFC 95
(mmaweekly.com)
Riding a nine-fight winning streak, Palace Fighting Championship lightweight titleholder Brian Cobb is stepping in on short notice to face Terry Etim at UFC 95 on Feb. 21 in London, according to a report on Sherdog.com. Justin Buchholz was originally slated to fight Etim, but had to withdraw after he stricken with a severe staph infection on his arm.
Submitted Feb 13, 2009 1:41AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Evans addresses 'worse than Tito' comments by Whitehead
(sports.yahoo.com)
Fighter alum Mike Whitehead poured gasoline on the fire by comparing Evans to Tito Ortiz saying that he's terrible for the sport. Evans has been consistent in saying he's unphased by the criticisim and told Cage Writer there may be an additional reason for Whitehead's anger: "About three weeks before that I get a call from coach he says 'what do you think about Mike Whitehead coming to train with us Jackson's Gym? Well he wants to be part of the team, he's sick of it over at Couture's'. And now after the fight he says this."
Submitted Feb 12, 2009 11:31PM by Wolfenstein - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nogueira vs. Couture Still Possible for June
(bloodyelbow.com)
Although Randy Couture turned down the fight offer last month, opting instead to have a pair of large bone spurs in his elbow removed, it appears "Captain America" could still collide with the UFC's other recently dethroned Heavyweight Champion in June at the company's German debut. After losing his UFC Interim Heavyweight Title to Frank Mir at UFC 92, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira remained in the United States in order to have knee surgery last Saturday, February 7th, according to a new interview with "Minotauro's" Muay Thai coach Luiz Alves
Submitted Feb 12, 2009 2:22PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Roy Jones Jr. Returns - MMA/Boxing Event
(dreamfighters.com)
Roy Jones Jr. is back, and this time infront of his hometown crowd fighting on a card mixed with MMA bouts. Jones will be facing Omar Sheika at the Pensacola Civic Center on Saturday, March 21, 2009.
Submitted Feb 12, 2009 1:27PM by kastro_316 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
DREAM Announces WWGP Participants-Mach, Aoki Entered
(japan-mma.com)
On the heels of their Featherweight GP, DREAM has begun announcing the participants for their 8-man Welterweight GP. They've loaded it right away, among the announced participants today are perennial Top 5 Welterweight Hayato Sakurai and current WAMMA Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki, who will move up to Welterweight to participate.
Submitted Feb 12, 2009 1:03PM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
NSAC: Parisyan Win Could Become No Contest
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
According to the NSAC, Karo Parisyan's recent positive drug test could result in his UFC 94 win over Dong Huyn Kim being changed to a No Contest. Keith Kizer said that the positive sample is one of four grounds for a decision to be overturned.
Submitted Feb 12, 2009 12:42PM by DCRage - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Signs Another Heavyweight
(bloodyelbow.com)
Todd Dufee, a 23-year-old Heavyweight with a 5-0 record, has now been signed by UFC. Dufee trains with Antonio Silva and most recently beat former UFC fighter Assuerio Silva in September.
Submitted Feb 12, 2009 11:37AM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen & Demian Maia Are Better Than Anderson Silva
(mmamania.com)
In Chael Sonnen's opinion they are. Sonnen tells USA Today that he believes his opponent at UFC 95:“Sanchez vs. Stevenson, Demian Maia, as well as himself, are the two top middleweights in the organization. Perhaps time will tell.
Submitted Feb 12, 2009 11:03AM by DCRage - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sanchez says he wants Penn after he beats Stevenson
(mmabay.co.uk)
Although he insists he is not looking past next weekends opponent at UFC 95 in London, England, UFC lightweight, Diego Sanchez has already lined up his next challenge, UFC champion, B.J. Penn.
Submitted Feb 12, 2009 10:07AM by Rampage200 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
DIEGO SANCHEZ DROP TO 155 NOT PERMANENT
(mmaweekly.com)
When the announcement was made that perennial Top 10 welterweight Diego Sanchez was making a move to lightweight just about every fighter at 155 pounds took immediate notice. From top contenders on down, Sanchez is gunning for the best fighters in the world at lightweight, but as he told MMAWeekly Radio recently, his run at 170 isn't finished either. Always known for his tremendous strength and cardio conditioning, Sanchez will not accept a loss in either of those categories for his move to lightweight, which may not last as long as some people may have expected. "I definitely am going to go back to welterweight. Maybe a year, year and a half at this weight, we'll see," he said in the interview. "It's all about the business and the right fights, whatever are the best fights for the UFC. I'm here to put the best fights on for the fans and the UFC, and be the best fighter out there that I can be for you guys." The New Mexico born fighter attributes the move to lightweight as something he felt necessary at this point in his career, but as he ages, he believes that 170 will be his home once again. "I'm 27 now, so I'm only in my twenties. When I come into my thirties it's going to be a lot harder to make that weight drop, so I said hey go for the belt at 155 and then later on in my career, I can go for the belt at 170," commented Sanchez.
Submitted Feb 12, 2009 8:18AM by SmileR - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jackson’s knockout would have felled an elephant
(mmabay.co.uk)
MMABay spoke EXCLUSIVELY to Mark Kinney, England’s International Boxing coach and one of the men in charge of getting Quinton “Rampage” Jackson ready for his March 7th showdown with Keith Jardine.
Submitted Feb 12, 2009 5:07AM by Rampage200 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Drysdale tests out role as player-coach
(sports.yahoo.com)
A few moments before the weigh-in for UFC 86 was to begin at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, UFC lightweight Joe Stevenson spotted a reporter standing about 100 yards away. The moments before a weigh-in are when a fighter is usually at his crankiest. He’s sick of not being able to eat, sick of having to sweat weight off, and the pressure of the fight is beginning to build. Normally, he just wants to be left alone. Stevenson, though, ran over in a dead sprint. He was eager to introduce his new jiu-jitsu coach, 2007 Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling world champion Robert Drysdale. “This guy is the best ever,” Stevenson said exuberantly.
Submitted Feb 12, 2009 1:33AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Tim Sylvia in talks to fight former boxing champ Ray Mercer
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Long-time MMA promoter and manager Monte Cox is looking to think out of the box for his next Adrenaline MMA shows as he is involved in negotiations to finalize the first-ever MMA rules matchup between a former heavyweight champions in MMA and boxing. Cox revealed to FiveOuncesOfPain.com that an Adrenaline event tentatively scheduled for May 30 in Atlantic City, N.J. could be headlined by former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia taking on 46-year old former WBO heavyweight champion “Merciless” Ray Mercer.
Submitted Feb 12, 2009 1:24AM by MMAcca - 18 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Free of AFL, Rafael Assuncao seeking April return
(mmajunkie.com)
As the Kentucky-based American Fight League continues forward under a self-imposed hiatus, one of its most successful fighters is looking for a new home. Featherweight Rafael Assuncao (12-1) has been granted his release from the AFL and is now seeking an April return to action. Considered by many MMA analysts to be among the world's top-10 145-pounders, Assuncao today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the WEC and soon-to-debut Bellator Fighting Championships are the top contenders for his services.
Submitted Feb 12, 2009 1:23AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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