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‘Babalu’ Sobral vs Sokoudjou Added to Affliction 2
(dreamfighters.com)
Affliction has just announced that ‘Babalu’ Sobral will take on Sokoudjou at Affliction “Day Of Reckoning”…
Submitted Dec 11, 2008 7:25PM by kastro_316 - 33 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
 
UFC 91 PPV Buys Announced
(mmamania.com)
It was the biggest PPV in UFC history...almost. According to Dave Metlzer of Wrestling Observer, UFC 91 did a reported 1,010,000 PPV buys. If true, that would make it #2 all-time among UFC PPV buys, just 40,000 behind the record-holder: UFC 66.
Submitted Dec 11, 2008 4:28PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thales Leites Wants Anderson Silva
(dreamfighters.com)
DreamFighters.com: Dana White has made public that you are just about next in line to fight for the title against Anderson Silva - What do you have to say about that? WE STILL WORKING ON THAT. I’VE BEEING DOING MY BEST IN MY FIGHTS AND I’VE COMING FROM FIVE WINS SO I THING I DESERVE THAT.
Submitted Dec 11, 2008 2:16PM by kastro_316 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Juanito Ibarra: "I have the formula; Wanderlei can beat Rampage easy"
( fighthype.com)
Juanito Ibarra talks about Silva-Jackson and a little more insight on Rampage and the UFC. Quote: On Silva vs. Jackson... "I have the formula that can make Wanderlei Silva beat Rampage easy; easy! And I also have the formula where I think Rampage can beat Wanderlei Silva easy and I’ve always said that. I don’t care how many times Wanderlei beat Rampage and how he beat him, I just know this and I told people because they were telling me Wanderlei was asking for me. I ain’t believing nothing until I get the phone call from him. Otherwise, it’s just a big rumor to me. I’m not trying to get off of that, I’m just saying, it’s a similar situation of knowing both parties and knowing their weaknesses." More on Rampage... "These kid’s get paid nothing and in our case, we turned down a million dollar movie deal (Wolverine) just to say, 'Hey Dana, we appreciate you. We appreciate the UFC.' And then you get Dana when all of this Rampage stuff comes out saying he’s not a fan of me. He doesn’t know how much I sacrificed and we sacrificed to make him happy. He fought 1 time and the year before, we fought 3 times. The UFC did comply with us on a lot of stuff realizing that Rampage was fighting outside of the country in the UFC. They made the adjustments as far as PPV money and bonuses that we get and that was cool. It was a headache for me and I made it happen, but then again, here is a kid that could be a national star, Rampage Jackson, and you have him fighting internationally to save your television deals and I’m just trying to get his life in control. He’s making money and I’m trying to teach him how to save it and mentoring this guy and showing him all of the demons he should be looking out for and they were just throwing stuff at us as fast as we could blink." On Cheick Kongo fighting Lesnar... "I’m not taking nothing from Brock Lesnar, but my kid Cheick Kongo was supposed to fight Brock Lesnar and Kongo was injured and Joe Silva told me, 'Hey we need him.' I told him he was injured, but I flew him out to Connecticut to my specialist doctor, who is also Shaquille O’ Neal’s doctor. He evaluated him for 3 or 4 days and said, 'This kid can’t fight.' He had separations in his shoulder and I told Kongo that he couldn’t fight a guy walking around at 310. He’s a big guy, but this guy is going to fight at 270. Kongo fights at 230 so he had to be at 100%. I think Kongo had a better chance, matchup and style-wise, than Randy did against Lesnar because of his long legs, arms, kicks and all of that." More in the full interview:
Submitted Dec 11, 2008 1:46PM by 4u2nv - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Swick: ‘Im back now’ with ‘quick’ win over Jonathan Goulet
(sports.yahoo.com)
Swick landed a perfectly placed right to the chin that knocked Goulet down, but Swick didn’t hesitate and admire his work. He was on top of Goulet instantly and landed nearly 20 hard blows before referee Dan Miragliotta stopped the fight at the 33-second mark. “I felt good when it hit,” Swick said of the punch that began the end of Goulet’s night. “But I was thinking three punches ahead. When that punch landed, in my mind, I was already in the flurry.” Swick moved to welterweight after a disappointing loss to Yushin Okami in his hometown of Houston last year at UFC 69. And though he’d gotten criticized by some for his performance against Josh Burkman in his welterweight debut in January, Swick has proven he’s going to be a factor in the 170-pound class with wins over Marcus Davis at UFC 85 in June and against Goulet.
Submitted Dec 11, 2008 1:33PM by SmileR - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hunt vs. JLB Added To K-1 Dynamite
(bloodyelbow.com)
Another MMA Rules fight has been added to K-1 Dynamite!! on 12/31. This time it's Mark Hunt vs. Jerome LeBanner, which indicates that an arm injury JLB suffered at the K-1 WGP is apparently not serious.
Submitted Dec 11, 2008 1:31PM by DCRage - 15 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's
 
Yoshida is Ok - Released From Hospital
(dreamfighters.com)
“Tokyo’s Yoshida, who remained on the canvas while being tended to by commission doctors, was removed from the Octagon on a stretcher as a precautionary measure. He was later treated and released from a local hospital for a concussion.”
Submitted Dec 11, 2008 1:05PM by kastro_316 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 8 Finale Pivotal Moment for Ultimate Fighter Future
(mmatraining.com)
Good article on how watered down TUF is becoming and into the future if the downward talent pool trend continues, TUF won't survive. I tend to agree with it. let me know your thoughts.
Submitted Dec 11, 2008 12:59PM by JimmieDD - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Danzig Breathes New Life Into Career
(sherdog.com)
Quite a bit has changed since the last time Mac Danzig had to punish himself during a grueling training regime. Not only has the Las Vegas resident become a father for the first time (his baby daughter was born nearly two nerve-rattling weeks late), but he has a newfound vigor for the fight game. Danzig will look to carry that fresh momentum into his next bout against Josh Neer for UFC Fight Night 17 on Feb. 7 at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla.
Submitted Dec 11, 2008 12:23PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 95 - Anderson Silva not keen on fighting in London
(mmabay.co.uk)
It looks as if the UFC’s plans to have middleweight champion, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, headline their February pay-per-view in London, England could be going up in smoke after it was revealed he is less than keen on the idea.
Submitted Dec 11, 2008 9:27AM by Rampage200 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Video: Frank Mir reveals the TRUTH behind TUF 8
(mmabay.co.uk)
Former UFC heavyweight champion and coach of season 8 of “The Ultimate Fighter”, Frank Mir talks about what really happened behind the scenes on the show. From what went on with the practical jokes in the house, to his real feelings towards Junie Browning.
Submitted Dec 11, 2008 8:42AM by Rampage200 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
J. Lauzon vs. Hermes Franca (Feb UFN)
(joelauzon.com)

I am fighting Hermes Franca on Saturday February 7th in Tampa, Florida at the USF Sun Dome. I believe it is going to be an Ultimate Fight Night card on Spike TV. Hermes is VERY heavy handed to complement his black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and is always dangerous. I was given a few different fight options, but thought the fight with Hermes would be the most challenging and most exciting.
Submitted Dec 11, 2008 1:24AM by Manfred - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fighters Earn $30K UFCFN 16 bonuses (**SPOILERS**)
(mmajunkie.com)
Jim Miller, Matt Wiman, Josh Koscheck and Steve Cantwell each earned $30,000 "fight night" bonuses for their performances at "UFC Fight Night 16: UFC Fight for the Troops." "UFC Fight Night 16: UFC Fight for the Troops" took place Wednesday at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C., in conjunction with the Fort Bragg military institution, and aired live on Spike TV. The bonus amounts were significantly lower than the $65,000 awards issued at UFC 91 in November, but were on par with the $30,000 bonuses issued at UFC Fight Night 15 in September. The UFC announced the bonuses at the post-fight press conference, and the awards were confirmed by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Dec 11, 2008 1:02AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Excited Fans in Kamloops B.C. Lined Up To Meet "The Spider" This Past Weekend
(mmacanada.net)
Anderson Silva made his first appearance in B.C. Canada this past week as it was part of the Nutrabolics/Popeyes promotional event in Kamloops, B.C.
Submitted Dec 10, 2008 11:58PM by crushedbacon - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFCFN 16 'Fights For The Troops' - Results (**SPOILERS**)
(mmaweekly.com)
Main Card: -Josh Koscheck def. Yoshiyuki Yoshida by KO at 2:15, R1 -Mike Swick def. Jonathan Goulet by KO at 0:33, R1 -Steve Cantwell def. Razak Al-Hassan by submission (arm bar) at 4:04, R1 -Tim Credeur def. Nate Loughran by TKO at 5:00, R2. -Jim Miller def. Matt Wiman by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27) Undercard: -Luigi Fioravanti def. Brodie Farber by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) -Steve Bruno def. Johnny Rees by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:44, R2 -Ben Saunders def. Brandon Wolff by TKO (strikes) at 1:49, R1 -Dale Hartt def. Corey Hill by TKO at :20 seconds, R2. -Justin McCully def. Eddie Sanchez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Submitted Dec 10, 2008 11:51PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 95 - Roger Huerta vs Joe Stevenson in the works
(mmabay.co.uk)
An exciting lightweight showdown between Roger Huerta and Joe Stevenson is being put together for UFC 95, the promotions next event in London, England. MMABay have learnt from sources close to the situation that talks are at an advanced stage and bout agreements could be signed any day now.
Submitted Dec 10, 2008 9:59PM by MMAcca - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bader, Magalhaes have big shoes to fill
(sports.yahoo.com)
Ryan Bader and Vinny Magalhaes attempt to follow in some large footsteps when they face off in Saturday night’s light heavyweight eighth season finals of “The Ultimate Fighter 8” reality show. The show from The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas will air live on Spike TV, and also include the show’s lightweight tournament final, Phillipe Nover vs. Efraim Escudero. There have been two prior TUF light heavyweight champions, Forrest Griffin (season one) and Michael Bisping (season three), who are now two of the biggest names in the sport, with Griffin as the current light heavyweight champion.
Submitted Dec 10, 2008 9:55PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Joe Calzaghe Thinks Boxing Is in Trouble
(bloodyelbow.com)
From espn.com: "I think boxing is a dying sport. Globally -- in America for instance -- you've got UFC, which has taken a lot off boxing, business-wise," Calzaghe said, referring to the mixed martial arts Ultimate Fighting Championship. Calzaghe also gave his thoughts on why boxing is in trouble:
Submitted Dec 10, 2008 9:29PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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