Fedor Emelianenko or Brock Lesnar: Who Is the More Powerful Brand?
Businessweek's decision to rank Fedor Emelianenko ahead of Brock Lesnar in the power 100 ranking of athletes has spurred a lot of discussion. On its face, it's absurd. Both men compete in American promotions, and Brock Lesnar is a far bigger star. He makes more money, his name drives much more media interest, and his record on PPV is second to none.
WEC Quick Quote: Jens Pulver can still compete if he stops being dumb
"This fight is very important man. I can't lose 5 fights in a row, come on. It can't happen, so this fight means a lot man. I feel like I have been losing because I was dumb, you know what I'm saying? I'm just getting caught in dumb stuff. even in the first fight with Urijah, don't get me wrong, he is fast, but I made his hands look faster because I fought dumb. But I want to show everyone that I can still fight and that I can still compete."
Caraway vs. Paixao Latest Addition To WEC Card
Caraway (14-4) made his WEC debut in January after stepping in on short notice to face Canadian fighter Mark Hominick. The former EliteXC and Strikeforce fighter was doing well in the bout until he got caught in an armbar that forced the TapouT and handed Caraway his first loss after winning three fights in a row.
Fernandes vs. Hansen title fight set for DREAM.13; Chonan slotted for March 22 card
As expected, Joachim "Hellboy" Hansen (19-8-1 MMA, 3-2 DREAM) is dropping a weight class to fight DREAM featherweight champion Bibiano Fernandes (7-2 MMA, 4-0 DREAM) in March at DREAM.13.DREAM officials today confirmed the previously reported matchup, and PRIDE/UFC veteran Ryo Chonan (16-10 MMA, 0-0 DREAM) was also named an event competitor.DREAM.13 takes place at the 17,000-seat Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan, and is expected to air in North America on HDNet.
Hector Lombard: “I would kill Mousasi”
On February 4, the Bellator middleweight champion will be back. The American Top Team fighter, who shone on the five fights he made in 2009, wants to keep the rhythm this year. After a train session commanded by Stéfane Dias at ATT camp, the fighter talked to TATAME and revealed to have ambitious plans to this season.
DREAM Unveils Tentative 2010 Schedule
With DREAM.13 officially announced for March 22, the Japanese-based promotion today unveiled plans for the rest of the 2010 DREAM schedule, which includes a possible event in South Korea and a traditional New Year Eve's show. Although an official date has been set only for DREAM.13, DREAM officials expect additional events in April, May, July, September, October and December. A Light Heavyweight GP is planned this year to crown a champion in that division, and it could include former DREAM MW Champion Gegard Mousasi. December's event will be the annual Dynamite!! NYE blowout show.
Junior Dos Santos Is Drinking Milk And Kicking @$$
Remember kids, milk really does a body good. Ed Soares makes sure to point that out when talking about his fast-rising Heavyweight client, also adding they are in no hurry to get a UFC Heavyweight Title shot. "We're in no hurry for a title shot. He's only 25 years old, so he's still a growing kid. Every time I see him he seems like he's a little bigger. He's drinking his milk and just getting bigger and stronger. I think we'd like to see Rodrigo beat Cain (Velasquez) and have that title shot, but whatever the UFC decides is fine with us. They've given us some great fights, some incredible opportunities, and we're just going to take whatever they give us. We never pick our opponents, so whoever they put in front of us, we'll take with a smile on our face."
With planned retirement at 30, Gegard Mousasi searching for best career options
LOS ANGELES – Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi has no plans to fight until his body fails him. When the 24-year-old hits the big 3-0, he's out.
With that in mind, he has set strict goals for his career's path, including a jump to heavyweight in 18 months.
Before he bulks up, though, he wants to fight six to eight times in 2010 and plans to start by fighting Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal in April. He also plans to participate in a DREAM eight-man light heavyweight tournament rumored for June.
"I'm going to try to stay very busy," Mousasi told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) on Wednesday. "It's better to stay in shape the whole year, fight a lot, than fight and be fat again and train hard again. I don't like it. I like to be in shape the whole year, be in top shape, and then I'm going to take a break for one or two months (at the end of the year)."
Vitor Belfort Is Going To Moonwalk Over Anderson Silva
And evidently he doesn't plan to beat him in a dancing contest at UFC 112, only in fighting. He says he may not have the flashy style that Silva does, but his style is his. "[My punching’s] not explosive, it’s performance. What do you expect to see, Michael Jackson dancing? I am a relaxed man yes, but fighting is my job. My style is my style."
UFC Cuts Razak Al-Hassan
2 losses plus one popped arm equals no job for Razak Al-Hassan. He's the latest fighter to be cut by UFC following the losing streak of death. He entered UFC 7-0 but lost his two UFC fights to Steve Cantwell and Kyle Kingsbury and is now 7-2 career.
Chael Sonnen calls Anderson a con man
Sonnen says his comments regarding Anderson Silva are the truth. Says Silva hates the media and the fans that idolize him so he pretends he can not understand or speak English, even though he does so perfectly. Calls Silva a con man.
The New And Improved Chuck Liddell
If any MMA fighter's life could be compared to that of a rock star, it would be Chuck Liddell's. If you've ever been around Liddell when he's on The Strip, you know exactly who the the new King of Vegas is. However, just because you can spot Liddell on the party scene, it doesn't mean he's getting tipsy.
After seizure/fainting episode, UFC 109's Phillipe Nover retooled pre-fight prep
On Sept. 16, the day he was supposed to fight Rob Emerson at UFC Fight Night 19 in Oklahoma City, state athletic commission officials scratched Nover from the card.Commission officials said "The Ultimate Fighter 8" runner-up suffered a seizure; Nover said he merely fainted. He had done so once before; on his first day of filming for "TUF 8," he famously passed out in the lineup, which caused an immediate stir among his castmates. He said he had merely overheated in the Las Vegas swelter.
Coleman Still Has A Score To Settle With Tito Ortiz
"Tito Ortiz, I do think he's a douche bag, and I do hope to get to fight him someday," Coleman said in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio. "He wants to call me a sissy, if he really thinks I'm a damn sissy, I'll tell you what, I'll be ready to fight him. I'll be ready to go when I'm 60 years old if he wants a piece of me. I'll be waiting if he wants to go."
Live UFC pay-per-view events soon available online in China
Live Ultimate Fighting Championship pay-per-view events are coming online to China.
Company officials on Tuesday announced that live PPV events, beginning with next month's "UFC 109: Relentless" event (headlined by Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman in Las Vegas), will air online at Sohu.com.
Sohu.com is one of the country's largest Web portals.
"China is one of the gateways to building UFC into the biggest sport in the world," UFC president Dana White stated. "China is the cradle of martial arts; many of the styles that you see in the UFC were born in this country.