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Top 10: Brock Lesnar Killers
“The Next Big Thing” is now the “it thing” in the UFC: Brock Lesnar is the undisputed king of the heavyweight division. Given his arrogant behavior after his win over Frank Mir at UFC 100, there’s a long lineup of people who want to see his demise. Not only is Brock Lesnar big-headed, bad-mannered and beastly, he’s also the best heavyweight in the UFC, and being the best just adds fuel to his villainous fire. Given his monstrous size and frame, he looks to be unstoppable, but in mixed martial arts, it only takes one punch to change the lineage. See: Kimbo Slice. On that note, here’s a list of the top 10 Brock Lesnar killers -- both in and out of the UFC -- with the best shot at defeating this beast.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 1:43PM by The_Metal_Maniac - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kendall Grove: ‘I’m going to break’ Ricardo Almeida at UFC 101
“[When Almeida fought] Cote, I learned a lot. Keep my level low. He does get frustrated when he can’t control you on the ground, when you shut down takedowns, he breaks as a fighter, but I’m a firm believer that he learned from that fight and he’s going to come out a little different, he’s going to come out more prepared..."
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 11:01AM by emfleek - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Commission Clarifies "Back of the Head" Rules for MMA
The Association of Boxing Commissions recently held its annual conference in New Orleans, and a number of revisions and clarifications to the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts were approved by the attending members.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 11:00AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Paul Daley vs. Brian Foster at UFC 103
The first of former Cage Rage welterweight champion Paul Daley's current four-fight contract with the UFC will be against Brian Foster at UFC 103 on Sept. 19 in Dallas. UFC president Dana White announced the signing of Daley (21-8-2) on Friday and the British striker has since been added to the "Franklin vs. Belfort" card. "Yeah it's awesome," Daley said Wednesday to FanHouse. "Been a long road to get here, faith, luck and hard work."
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 10:56AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Top trainer Greg Jackson hopes striking manual "The Stand Up Game" can benefit all
Hardly a weekend goes by that top MMA trainer and namesake of the New Mexico-based camp Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts, Greg Jackson, isn't in the corner of a world-class fighter. But somewhere between the training sessions, travel and pay-per-view events, Jackson – along with occasional MMAjunkie.com contributor Kelly Crigger – has penned a new striking manual entitled "Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts: The Stand-Up Game." Jackson recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that the book was based around a series of proven techniques and should prove beneficial to competitors of all levels.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 10:53AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
COKER ON FEDOR DEAL: "I don't think this will escalate."
If a line has been drawn in the sand between the promotion that most thought deserved Fedor Emelianenko and the promotion that actually got him, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker certainly doesn’t see it. “Why would one fighter create a war?” asked Coker, after announcing Monday that he’d secured the services of the most sought-after fighter in the sport for three fights over one year. “I don’t think this will escalate like the fans like to gossip (it will).”
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 8:36AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
How Does Strikeforce Solve a Problem Like Fedor Emelianenko?
The idea that Emelianenko won't be granted an immediate shot is a dubious one, and for a number of reasons: 1. "Let's build that fight up" isn't the sort of thinking that's conducive to good business in MMA. The sport is too tricky and unpredictable for promotions to lay foundations for fights, and several high-profile bouts have fallen apart based on the notion that they should marinate. If it's a good fight, book it. Not after lunch. Now.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 8:34AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
Pat Miletich Hopes to Bury the Hatchet With Dana White at UFC 101
Dana White recently settled his differences with rivals Affliction and Tito Ortiz. Could Pat Miletich be next? The MMA legend told FanHouse on Tuesday that he is hoping to sit down with White at UFC 101 in Philadelphia to finally settle his differences with the UFC president. Miletich, the founder of Miletich Fighting Systems, will be cornering Jesse Lennox in his fight against Danillo Villefort.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 8:32AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Randy Couture: Battle Has Begun Between UFC and Strikeforce
In addition to being one of the best fighters in MMA history, Randy Couture is known as one of the most knowledgeable observers of the sport, regarding both what happens inside the cage and the business side of the sport. He's also known for his longstanding quest to fight Fedor Emelianenko, so in a week when Fedor shocked the MMA world by signing with Strikeforce, Couture's thoughts are of particular interest.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 8:30AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
Frank Mir Breaks Down Dominick Cruz vs. Joseph Benavidez
Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir will be the color commentator for WEC 42 Sunday night on Versus, and all this week he's providing his insight into the WEC fights. Today I ask Mir about the bantamweight fight between Dominick Cruz and Joseph Benavidez, and whether the winner will earn a title shot.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 8:30AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Interviews
It’s been an uncharacteristically slow year for former UFC welterweight Pete “Secret Weapon” Spratt. After a disappointing 2008 that saw him go 1-3, Spratt spent the better part of the first half of this year out of commission, before returning in June with a victory over Alan Woods for the Steele Cage promotion.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 8:29AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Halfway around the globe, Dream is expected to announce an “alliance” with Strikeforce, the result of a longstanding relationship between Scott Coker and the Japanese promotion. The Strikeforce CEO has maintained a good relationship with promoter Kazuyoshi Ishii from Dream parent company Fight Entertainment Group, whom he worked with for eight years as the U.S. promoter of K-1 kickboxing. The alliance formalizes that relationship.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 8:28AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Dream
ABC says old weight classes just fine, clears up "back of the head" definition and more
The Association of Boxing Commissions recently held its annual conference in New Orleans, and a number of revisions and clarifications to the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts were approved by the attending members. The revisions, submitted by a committee established in 2008 that includes the heads of some of the largest and most influential athletic commissions in the nation, were intended to establish uniformity across the membership of the association.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 8:26AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
Strikeforce Signs Ronaldo Souza, DREAM 11 Fight Off?
GracieMag is reporting that Middleweight Ronaldo Souza has signed with Strikeforce. He's expected to debut for the promotion this fall, which obviously casts some doubt on whether his planned rematch with Jason Miller at DREAM 11 for the vacant DREAM Middleweight Title will actually happen.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 6:30AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
James Irvin Withdraws From UFC 102 Fight Against Wilson Gouveia
James Irvin has beed forced to withdraw from his scheduled middleweight debut against Wilson Gouveia, which was to take place on August 29 at UFC 102 in Portland, Oregon, after suffering what is being called a “massive” knee injury. From radio host Carmichael Dave on The Underground: Sacramento based fighter James Irvin has suffered another massive setback in his oft-injured career, this time with a massive knee injury. He will obviously not be able to face Wilson Gouveia at UFC 102. Irvin is expected to undergo reconstructive surgery sometime in the next few days, and is also expected to miss 6-10 months.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 12:15AM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sadollah’s Post-TUF journey restarts at UFC 101
Amir Sadollah swept onto the UFC scene in 2008, light on experience but heavy on skills, talent and heart. In the process, he became the middleweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter’s seventh season, a charismatic and humble Surgical Technician out of Virginia who quickly gained a legion of fans with his feel-good Cinderella run. Then he was gone.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 5:57PM by haggiswashere - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, MMA Personalities
Shonie Carter vs. Derrick Noble set for Vendetta FC in September
With over 100 total professional Mixed Martial Arts bouts between them, and more than twenty years of combined in-ring experience, it might surprise some to find out Derrick Noble and Shonie Carter have never crossed paths in their notable careers. While each has faced a number the sport’s top competitors since first testing the MMA waters, even scoring wins over the likes of Thiago Alves, Matt Serra, Chris Lytle, and Carlos Prater along the way, neither Noble or Carter have ever faced off against each other inside the cage.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 2:42PM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Assessing Strikeforce's Chances to Make a Go of Promoting Fedor Emelianenko
Dave Meltzer breaks it down. After pointing out that Fedor will be marketed as the No. 1 heavyweight and the legitimate champion in the world as long as he doesn't lose, Meltzer concedes that none of the three likely opponents for Fedor on the Strikeforce roster will create the kind of hype needed to draw general public interest, much less sell a PPV. But he goes on to make the long-term case: But there are several more factors in the long-term. Strikeforce’s television contract includes options with CBS, which is in the same Viacom corporate umbrella as Showtime. If Emelianenko’s second fight is on CBS in a prime-time slot, he will get a measure of exposure in this country the likes of which he’s never come close to receiving. There is value in being considered by most as the best heavyweight, and of a second MMA organization having someone of his stature on its major events.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 2:40PM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Miscellaneous
Sean Sherk vs. Gleison Tibau shifted from UFC 103 to UFC 104 in October
A lightweight bout between Sean Sherk (33-4-1 MMA, 7-4 UFC) and Gleison Tibau (12-7 MMA, 5-4 UFC), first targeted for UFC 103 in September, will instead take place in October at UFC 104. Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of the change of plans, though the UFC has made no formal announcement.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 2:29PM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
On Fedor and the MMA Hardcore Community
I don’t know what happened. One day things were as per normal in the internet MMA community, the next thing people have gone certified insane. Maybe the blame should go to Josh Barnett for starting off this chain reaction that has led to Fedor Emelianenko being (unjustly) the most vilified MMA star this side of Gilbert Yvel. Things have moved quickly and Barnett has become merely an afterthought in the UFC/M-1 mamushka. Hardcore, computer friendly MMA fans are constantly reminded how we make up a small portion of the larger MMA network. While that may be true, we consider ourselves educated and often superior to the casual rubes. We turn our collective noses up at the notion that many so called MMA fans are actually UFC fans. No doubt they are the ones calling it “Ultimate Fighting” as well. The nerve.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 1:26PM by emfleek - 32 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
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