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Joe Lauzon Expects To Fight At UFC 118
(mmajunkie.com)
If he has his way, Boston-area UFC star Joe Lauzon will next fight at UFC 118, likely to be August 28 in Boston. Opponent TBA but J-Lau says he could get the winner of Jeremy Stephens-Sam Stout set for UFC 113, which could setup a rematch from 108 when Stout beat Lauzon.
Submitted Apr 16, 2010 8:21PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kendall Grove To Return At UFC 116
(mmajunkie.com)
Although UFC has yet to confirm the event or any fighters on it, Kendall Grove said today that his next fight will be at UFC 116 on July 3. He says opponent and position on card are both TBA.
Submitted Apr 16, 2010 8:18PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mousasi Signs 2 Year Extension With Strikeforce
(mmajunkie.com)
After hinting at it for about a month, Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Gegard Mousasi has signed a 2-year extension with the promotion. The deal is for up to 4 fights in SF, down from an expected 7 before Mousasi split from M-1 Global in February. Mousasi will return to Japan after tomorrow's fight to participate in DREAM and wants to fight 6-8 times this year between DREAM & SF then only 3 times next year.
Submitted Apr 16, 2010 8:15PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Nobody Cares About "Britney" Silva
(mmamania.com)
Ouch...let the trash talk begin courtesy of Chael Sonnen. On Anderson Silva, possibly his next opponent, "I compare Anderson to Britney Spears. She shaved her head to get headlines. Britney Silva went up to 205, retired, etc. Nobody cares... When my music hits and the doors close, the fight's on. I'm not going to dance, juke or jive. I will find him... You know what you're getting with Silva. A guy who pretends he doesn't speak English, is a fantastic athlete, and acts like a fool. If you like that, go buy his t-shirt with the other two guys who like him."
Submitted Apr 16, 2010 11:40AM by DCRage - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Cuts 3 More
(mmajunkie.com)
More pink slips were handed out by UFC yesterday-in addition to confirming the expected release of Mustapha Al-Turk, Matt Veach & Rafaello Oliveira were also released. Veach & Al-Turk both had suffered the "Losing Streak Of Doom", with Al-Turk going 0-3 in UFC, while Oliveira was 1-2 after a loss to Andre Winner last month.
Submitted Apr 16, 2010 5:10AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Veach released from UFC
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Matt Veach entered the UFC with an impressive unblemished record of 11-0, and he will be making his exit with a slightly tarnished record of 11-2. FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently learned of the release of Veach by the UFC through sources close to the situation.
Submitted Apr 15, 2010 7:46PM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Health permitting, Boston's UFC 118 could include Edgar vs. Penn II, Florian vs. Maynard
(mmajunkie.com)
A headliner and rematch between new UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and ex-champ B.J. Penn, as well as a co-headliner between top lightweight contender Kenny Florian and Gray Maynard, are both under heavy consideration. However, the health status of a few fighters could affect the plans
Submitted Apr 15, 2010 7:45PM by postman - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WEC Announces Canadian Debut; Varner Headlines
(sherdog.com)
The WEC will hold its first Canadian event on June 20 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, the promotion announced Thursday. Former lightweight champion Jamie Varner will headline the card against Kamal Shalorus. Josh Grispi will also be in action against L.C. Davis. The 21-year-old Grispi has not fought since he submitted Jens Pulver in June 2009. Davis is 3-0 in the WEC, with wins over Javier Vazquez, Diego Nunes and Deividas Taursevicius. In other announced matchups, Chris Horodecki will fight Ed Ratcliff and Mark Hominick will fight Yves Jabouin.
Submitted Apr 15, 2010 7:34PM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
2 WEC 48 Prelims To Air On Spike
(mmajunkie.com)
With the WEC's first pay-per-view a little more than one week away, the promotion is pulling out all the stops to guarantee a successful showing. Today, UFC president Dana White announced that the WEC would follow suit with its sister company and air a pair of preliminary bouts on Spike TV. The featured bouts likely will be Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung and Alex Karalexis vs. Anthony Pettis.
Submitted Apr 15, 2010 1:57PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
A Little "White" Lie Is An Unfortunate Part Of "Reality"-Get Over It
(mmamania.com)
In other words, don't expect apologies from Dana White regarding his misdirection in the cast changes reported for this season of TUF. "When we have a reality show where everything's a secret, you're gonna have to watch it. Guess what? You can't know and it's not you're privilege to know. And if people are upset with that too bad. It's a reality show. First of all, SPIKE paid for this show. For me to go out and release this information, it's insane you can't do it. It would be like finding out what happens on 'Survivor' after they film it. The people who feel like they've been lied to, too bad. Get over it. It's a reality show."
Submitted Apr 15, 2010 11:36AM by DCRage - 40 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Cuts Emerson, Blackburn & Camoes
(mmajunkie.com)
Jason High now has company in the unemployment line, as UFC handed out 3 more pink slips late last night. The promotion has cut Rob Emerson, Brad Blackburn & Fabricio Camoes. Emerson went 1-3 after a 2-0 start following a bizarre no contest at the TUF 5 Finale, Blackburn started 3-0 but recently has suffered the "Losing Streak Of Doom", while Camoes went to a Draw then lost his last fight.
Submitted Apr 15, 2010 8:24AM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bader will be sidelined for the next 6 weeks and is fighting Thiago Silva?
(mmaweekly.com)
"Ultimate Fighter" season 8 winner Ryan Bader will be sidelined for the next 6 weeks with no contact after undergoing surgery on his right hand to repair a torn tendon. The news comes courtesy of Bader's manager, David Martin, who spoke with MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday after rumors surfaced about a fight for the Arizona based competitor. "He had a torn tendon in his right hand, on the middle finger," said Martin. "He has six weeks of no contact with the hand, and then after that he'll be ready when Joe Silva calls." Thiago Silva is being matched with Ryan Bader at UFC 116, the American Top Team light-heavyweight has announced to fans via his Facebook page. Silva left a message via his status update in the afternoon saying “Ryan Bader, come get some! UFC 116!”
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 10:11PM by jae_1833 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Rogan says he and Mike Goldberg slated for "Aldo vs. Faber" broadcast
(mmajunkie.com)
While "WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber" represents World Extreme Cagefighting's first effort on pay-per-view, the broadcast will apparently have a very familiar feel. Longtime UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan announced today on his Twitter account that he and on-air partner Mike Goldberg will be handling broadcast duties for the April 24 event.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 9:03PM by postman - 10 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Exclusive: K.J. Noons likely for June Strikeforce debut
(bit.ly)
EliteXC lightweight champion K.J. Noons is preparing himself for his highly anticipated Strikeforce debut expected for June. Sources close to the situation recently confirmed the news with FiveOuncesofPain.com.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 7:22PM by MaxOne - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Dana Announces Chael vs Anderson
(bloodyelbow.com)
"He's got a real tough fight coming up. His next fight's going to be against Chael Sonnen, and Chael Sonnen's one of these guys who's not going to lay back, not do what these other guys (did)," White told Rome. "When he's been in this position when these types of fights have happened, it's been against real good jiu-jitsu guys, guys that want to get the fight to the ground. Well, Chael Sonnen's going to want to take this fight to the ground, but he's going to double leg him and bring him down," said White. "Personally, I really believe that he was embarrassed by what happened that night, maybe he did have a mental breakdown, I don't know what happened in the ring. All I can say is I know his next opponent isn't going to be a guy who's going to lay back and let him do stuff like that." "If he ever acts like that again in the ring, I will cut him," said the UFC president. "I don't care if he's the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. I don't care if he is the middleweight champion. I will cut him, absolutely."
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 6:03PM by TimW001 - 35 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sweet Chael Sonnen interview
(cagepotato.com)
Did you perceive the goading, motioning, shouting by Silva to be showmanship or disrespect? Or perhaps a little bit of both? Look, I'm not a gang banger. I don't talk about “respect.” That term is for street thugs, not me.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 5:15PM by DoTheMMAth - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 112: Anderson Silva Defends Performance, Says Maia Dissrespected Him
(bit.ly)
ABU DHABI -- Anderson Silva defending his controversial UFC 112 performance against Demian Maia at the post-fight press conference. Silva said that Maia disrespected him prior to the fight and did not feel the need to apologize to the fans for his performance. to avoid bashing fighters I will simply say I do not like anderson's answers. he was offended by maia saying he was going to try to take one of his limbs.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 4:49PM by MaxOne - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Following UFC 112, White says Hughes part of UFC for life, Gracie's future uncertain
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC 112 matchup between MMA legends Matt Hughes (44-7 MMA, 17-5 UFC) and Renzo Gracie (13-7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was viewed by many as a throwback fight – a virtual fantasy matchup between two of the game's aging greats. But after Hughes earned a very one-sided third-round stoppage over Gracie, it became apparent that the Brazilian MMA pioneer's 43 years had left him no match for the future UFC Hall of Famer's 36. Following the bout, UFC president Dana White refused to address Gracie's future directly, though he said the submission artist's age was an obvious factor. Meanwhile, he confirmed Hughes was welcome as part of the organization for life.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 2:30PM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Cuts Jason High
(mmajunkie.com)
Jason High isn't going to get as high as he hoped for in UFC...in fact, he's gone from high to low. He says UFC has cut him after just one fight, a decision loss to Charlie Brenneman at last month's UFC Fight Night event in North Carolina.High was the rare fighter to get a UFC contract after a loss (KO'd by Marius Zaromskis at DREAM 10) so while he didn't necessarily suffer the "Losing Streak Of Doom" he has still lost consecutive fights.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 11:37AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ortiz, Liddell Stand by Non-Disclosure Agreements
(mmafighting.com)
Taking heat from fans for not exactly telling the truth, TUF 11 coaches Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell have taken to Twitter to explain themselves for falsely pushing the idea that they will fight each other at UFC 115. Both fighters' defense for bending the truth were the requirement to sign non-disclosure agreements.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 12:40AM by jae_1833 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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