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Paul 'Semtex' Daley: 'Jealous Mike Swick will fade away after UFC 105 beatdown'
(mmamania.com)
“I won’t be fighting at UFC 105, but I will be there meeting the fans and sitting down with some popcorn to see Dan (Hardy) butcher (Mike) Swick. [He's] been bashing me for some reason, I don’t know why, ripping on my record and things like that. All I did was accept a fight he’d pulled out of but he seems to have a problem with me. He said I am big headed, but I have gone out of my way to be humble in the UFC. After the fight I didn’t jump around or nothing or shoot my mouth. I think Swick is jealous because he pulled out of the Kampmann fight and would never have done that if it were him in there and not me. I’ve got eight losses — so what? I’ve fought literally twice as many people as he has and I have fought better opposition than he has. His best win was against Marcus Davis and Dan beat Marcus much worse than he did with lay and pray. Dan is going to get rid of Swick in Manchester next month. You won’t hear too much about him after UFC 105.” Suddenly relevant welterweight striker Paul Daley reacts to some recent Swick-talk regarding his win over Martin Kampmann at UFC 103 last month in Dallas.
Submitted Oct 5, 2009 10:35AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Small Time: Does the WEC Still Matter?
(sherdog.com)
"On Oct. 10, the Versus network will present the 43rd installment of World Extreme Cagefighting. The most recognizable name on the program is Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, who will face Benson Henderson. And yet Cerrone is far from well known, achieving character-actor status at best. The promotion’s two major attractions -- Urijah Faber and Miguel Torres -- have had their titles ripped away by fighters better on the nights it counted. And the potential audience for the series has shrunk by roughly 14 million from WEC 42, all thanks to some corporate sniping between the cable station and DirecTV. (Is money the problem? Better question: When isn’t money the problem?)"
Submitted Oct 5, 2009 8:51AM by Sinister - 6 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Gleison Tibau: "I don't trust the judges anymore"
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Gleison Tibau (19-6) is under a strong pace of preparation for his upcoming fight versus Josh Neer at UFC 104, on October 24th. And Tibau believes the conditioning part of the training will make the difference to the victory. “I’m training so hard. I’ve been stressing the physical conditioning part, which will probably be decisive because I’m training for more time than my adversary. The strategy is to be all over him” said the UFC lightweight fighter to Brasil Combate’s Vitor Targueta. The American Top Team prospect searches to rebound from the loss to Melvin Guillard, his latest performance what created lots of discussions because of the controversial result in favor of the American fighter.
Submitted Oct 4, 2009 10:43PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shinya Aoki: "I think I am the better fighter and capable of beating' UFC lightweights"
(mmamania.com)
“I am not concerned about my opponent. It does not matter who I face — as long as I let my style shine and fully express myself in the ring, everything will be fine. Yes, I want a belt. Actually, let me rephrase that: I just want to win and do not want to lose. For every fight, it simply boils down to my wanting to win, or rather, my dogged determination to win. The belt will follow my victory, so I am focused solely on winning and do not allow myself to be distracted by belt or all the other frivolous stuff…. I am interested in fighting in a cage since a lot of the major promotions hold their fights in the cage nowadays. I am aware that some people raise the question about my viability in the cage — it upsets me whenever I hear them say that I will not succeed fighting in the cage under a different set of rules. I think I will not be beaten by anyone. It is often said that UFC is the pre-eminent force in the MMA world with the best fighters and BJ Penn is number one: (Raising his voice) It does not anger me, but it makes me want to challenge the assertion. I acknowledge their major league status, financial power, the caliber of their fighters, but I do not consider them the number one. I think I am the better fighter and capable of beating their fighters… so yeah, regardless of the opponent, I cannot afford to lose.” Brazilian jiu-jitsu wizard Shiny Aoki is reluctant to elaborate on his impression of his upcoming opponent, DREAM Lightweight Champion Joachim Hansen, at DREAM 11 on Oct. 6. Aoki, however, is not as shy when it comes to talking about caged competition in the west.
Submitted Oct 4, 2009 9:49PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 15 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
White Eyeing Fenway Next Summer
(bostonherald.com)
Dana White isn’t one to take no for an answer. After UFC 101 in August, White said the UFC was targeting a show at Fenway Park [map] next summer. The possibility was downplayed by both Marc Ratner, the UFC’s vice president of regulation and governmental affairs, and Sam Kennedy, the Fenway Sports group president, but White remains undeterred. “It’s not if we do, it’s when we do,” White said in a recent interview. “We’re doing it. We’re coming to Fenway.”
Submitted Oct 4, 2009 5:52PM by Gogoplatapus - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WEC general manager Reed Harris expects 2009 returns for Jamie Varner, Urijah Faber
(mmajunkie.com)
"While two of the WEC's top fighters have been shelved with injuries for several months, the organization's general manager, Reed Harris, said he expects both Urijah Faber and Jamie Varner to return to action before the year is out. Harris recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that both fighters have been cleared by physicians and have returned to training."
Submitted Oct 4, 2009 12:49PM by Sinister - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
Strikeforce Hires it's First Matchmaker
(mmaweekly.com)
"Rich Chou has been hired by Strikeforce to serve as the world championship mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion's first-ever official matchmaker. Chou comes to Strikeforce with 10 years of experience in the MMA business. During his tenure in the sport, he has functioned in the same capacity with two other organizations and worn a number of other hats including that of competitor and referee."
Submitted Oct 4, 2009 12:46PM by Sinister - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Forrest on run from cage : " truth is ......................
(mmamania.com)
“That’s dumb. [People who criticized me leaving the cage] are idiots. Why? Nobody cares. I mean, I don’t think the losers were going to speak that night anyway, you know. Just get on with the next fight already. This guy actually asked me a good question the other day, and this is a real story and I really like it: first off, he was very confrontational; I didn’t like him much to begin with, and he goes, ‘Hey, man, I have to know,’ because it’s his business to know, ‘why did you run out of the cage that night after the Silva fight?’ And I said, ‘Look, man, I haven’t told anybody, let’s keep this on the down low.......
Submitted Oct 3, 2009 3:42PM by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA - 44 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba added to DREAM.11, Daisuke Nakamura rescheduled
(mmajunkie.com)
"MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba (24-12-1) was earlier today announced as a late addition to Tuesday's DREAM.11 event by the Japanese-based organization. An opponent for "The Gracie Hunter" has not yet been named. In a bit of additional card-shuffling, lightweight Daisuke Nakamura was moved to the promotion's Oct. 25 event, DREAM.12."
Submitted Oct 3, 2009 1:33PM by Sinister - 7 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
ATT- Kimbo Back to School
(mmaweekly.com)
"A pack of wolves waited for Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson when he entered the flagship gym of American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Fla., on Thursday. Position to position, hour to hour, Thiago Alves, Luis Cane, Mike Brown, Yves Edwards, Jorge Santiago, and Dan Cramer drilled Kimbo in jiu-jitsu. The hardened veterans didn't hold back. Boxing coach Howard Davis got a little time, but striking took a back seat to the mat."
Submitted Oct 3, 2009 1:24PM by Sinister - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nogueira vs. Gonzaga in December ?
(tatame.com)
According to Luiz Aves, Nogueira’s Muay Thai coach, this fight can happen. “It’s not 100% yet, but Rodrigo might fight in December. When I was in the US, I heard some rumors that he could face Napão (Gonzaga)… It’s not right yet, but I heard that he could fight him, then would move forward to the title. I think, by the middle of 2010, we’ll fight for the title again”, revealed Alves.
Submitted Oct 3, 2009 12:32PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
"UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun" event preview show debuts Oct. 19 on Spike TV
(mmajunkie.com)
"UFC's traditional event-preview show returns to Spike TV on Oct. 4 with a look at "UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun." "UFC 104 Countdown," which focuses on UFC light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida preparing to defend his belt for the first time and top contender and former PRIDE star Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, airs on Oct. 19 at 11 p.m. ET/PT with replays on Oct. 22 (1 p.m. ET/PT) and Oct. 24 (6 p.m. ET/PT)."
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 7:13PM by Sinister - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva set for UFC 108 co-main event in January
(mmajunkie.com)
"With Quinton "Rampage" Jackson withdrawing from a December contest with Rashad Evans (13-1-1 MMA, 8-1-1 UFC) to pursue an acting role, "Sugar's" next move has been uncertain for several weeks. That period is over."
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 7:11PM by Sinister - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
"Inside MMA" preview: Evans says fighting only way he and "Rampage" will settle differences
(mmajunkie.com)
"Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans may soon be fighting Thiago Silva, but his rivalry with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson isn't disappearing anytime soon. On tonight's episode of "Inside MMA," Evans tells Ron Kruck that the rivalry began in 2007, and an eventual fight will be the only way the conflict is ever settled."
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 7:09PM by Sinister - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Herb Dean Gives his Side of the Kimbo/Nelson Fight
(mmaweekly.com)
"MMAWeekly.com on Thursday spoke exclusively to referee Herb Dean, who oversaw the elimination fight between Roy Nelson and Kimbo Slice on the third episode of "The Ultimate Fighter: The Heavyweights." Nelson used his grappling prowess to overcome Slice, earning a TKO stoppage in just over two minutes of the second round." A much needed interview
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 7:05PM by Sinister - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Nogueira Next For Lesnar-Carwin Winner
(insidefights.com)
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that the winner of Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin for the UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 106 will next/first defend against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Although Nogueira recently asked for a rematch with Frank Mir, that request was turned down and "Minotauro" likely gets his title shot next, which should come in early 2010.
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 3:13PM by DCRage - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MFC 22 live tonight on HDNET : Jason Macdonald vs Travis Lutter
Jason MacDonald (185.5) vs. Travis Lutter (185.5) Antonio McKee (156) vs. Carlo Prater (158) John Alessio (169.5) vs. Luigi Fioravanti (171) Mike Nickels (206) vs. David Heath (205) Marvin Eastman (205) vs. Ryan Jimmo (204.5) Pete Spratt (171) vs. Nathan Gunn (170) Jared Kilkenny (205) vs. Dwayne Lewis (204) Paapa Inkumusha (169.5) vs. Jason Heit (170) Joe Christopher (171) vs. Andrew Buckland (170.5) Jesse MacDougall (168) vs. Nick Hrynchshyn (170) sicc card
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 1:54PM by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA - 19 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WEC "Definitely" Doing PPV In 2010
(mmaweekly.com)
While WEC executives wait for a resolution that will get Versus and thus WEC back on DirecTV, WEC GM Reed Harris also revealed that the promotion will "definitely" go to the PPV model in 2010. No date yet but Harris says it depends on the Versus schedule, particularly with the schedule for the Tour De France, which airs in the US on Versus.
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 9:40AM by DCRage - 17 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
WEC Veterans Yoshiro Maeda and Chase Beebe Clash at DREAM.12
(bloodyelbow.com)
The latest addition to DREAM's "white cage" show was announced today during a press conference at DEEP Official Gym in Tokyo, and it features two fighters well acquainted with DREAM's new fighting surface of choice. One time WEC title contender Yoshiro Maeda (25-7-2) will meet former bantamweight champion Chase Beebe (12-4) in a 139-pound scrap at Osaka Castle Hall on October 25th. Both men will be looking to get back in the swing of things after being eliminated from DREAM's Featherweight Grand Prix earlier in the year.
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 8:54AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC, Dream
 
Keith Kizer: Herb Dean Refereed Kimbo Slice-Roy Nelson Perfectly
(mma.fanhouse.com)
A day after the Kimbo Slice vs. Roy Nelson fight aired on The Ultimate Fighter, the victorious Nelson lashed out at referee Herb Dean, referring to Dean as "a retard" for failing to stop the fight when Nelson was raining punches down on Kimbo late in the first round. But Dean's boss, Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer, begs to differ. In an interview with FanHouse, Kizer said he thinks Dean handled the fight perfectly. The full interview is below.
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 8:50AM by emfleek - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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