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Anderson Silva's UFC title contenders stuck in the middle
(mmajunkie.com)
The fallout of Anderson Silva's (24-4 MMA, 9-0 UFC) two recent dull middleweight title defenses – with the UFC feeling the need to "challenge" him with Forrest Griffin (16-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC), a former light-heavyweight champion with a reputation for exciting fights – has left a slew of viable challengers spinning their wheels. Right now there are five viable middleweight title contenders, although that number will likely be whittled to three at the end of the summer. With Silva fighting Griffin on Aug. 8, whomever emerges is likely to get a title shot in the fall or winter.
Submitted May 2, 2009 1:13PM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
FDA issues warning about America's top supplement line
(mmajunkie.com)
"The FDA has received 23 reports of serious health problems ranging from jaundice and elevated liver enzymes, an indicator of potential liver injury, to liver damage requiring liver transplant. One death due to liver failure has been reported to the FDA. Other health problems reported include seizures; cardiovascular disorders; and rhabdomyolysis, a type of muscle damage that can lead to other serious health problems such as kidney failure." – U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Submitted May 2, 2009 1:11PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Matt Hughes would ‘love to rematch’ Thiago Alves and GSP
(mmamania.com)
If I beat Serra — and I obviously think I will — and Thiago wins I’d love to get a rematch with Thiago. I think that fight could have gone differently if my knee hadn’t gone out, so I’d love to rematch Thiago. To be honest, I didn’t like the way the last GSP fight went either, so I’d love to rematch GSP. But all I’m worrying about right now is Matt Serra. So where ever winning that fight puts me is fine, but I’ve just got Matt Serra on my mind right now.
Submitted May 2, 2009 1:10PM by MMAcca - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Toby Imada submits (chokes out) Jorge Masvidal at Bellator V (Pic)
(mmamania.com)
Worthy of its own post: Toby Imada’s come-from-behind, inverted triangle choke over Jorge Masvidal at Bellator V on May 1. Early candidate for submission of the year?
Submitted May 2, 2009 12:56PM by mentalcase - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
 
UFC 98 sneak peek, mian & co-event
(ufc.com)
Gonna be crazy
Submitted May 2, 2009 11:40AM by cloud301336 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
What Would UFC Weekly Events Look Like?
(bloodyelbow.com)
When the UFC renewed its deal with Spike, they mentioned the possibility of live, weekly programming starting in 2010 or 2011. Nobody at the UFC really knows what will replace TUF, but a weekly show with live fights is the most likely answer. There are a lot of obstacles to it, but Robert Joyner says there have been discussions about it lately between the UFC and Spike TV.
Submitted May 2, 2009 8:36AM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Up For TUF10, Rex Richards Has Business First
(mmaweekly.com)
Could 2009 be the year of Rex Richards? It could be if he has anything to say about. The former professional football player for the National Football League's Indianapolis Colts and the Arena Football League's San Jose Sabercats has long had a keen interest in mixed martial arts. "I was watching the first UFC's when there was no gloves and no rules and I was like, 'Wow! This is what I want to do,'" he recalls. "But there wasn't really an outlet to do it successfully and make a career out of it." Richards has trained in all facets of the fight game ever since, including during his tenure as a professional football player.
Submitted May 2, 2009 8:34AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Lil’ Nog: Stop lying! Affliction is here to stay…
(mmamania.com)
“A promotion that has Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya as an associate, and that might be making ties with HBO television, it is far from collapsing. Affliction has one of the richest men in the world and with a super cable network like HBO, it won’t finish. That’s a lie. The event will still last a long time.”
Submitted May 2, 2009 1:57AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
UFC Ultimate 100 Greatest Fights.
(spike.com)
MMA fans can now cast their vote for the top 100 UFC fights of all time. In July Spike TV debuts a five-part series entitled " UFC's Ultimate 100 Greatest Fights" prior to UFC 100, which is the organization's historic event that takes place July 11 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The top 100 fights will be determined by a fan vote at http://www.spike.com/ufc-100/ They are missing a lot of fights though. From UFC 1 to 15 they only have like 3 fights, that weren't that great. Of course I rated GSP/Penn 2 my highest. :P
Submitted May 1, 2009 9:16PM by StPierreCanada - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
SF Fighter Fails Drug Test For 3rd Time
(mmaweekly.com)
If the CSAC has a "3 Strikes, You're Out" policy on failed drug tests by fighters, we're about to find out-and see it in action. Jeremy Tavares, who last fought at the 4/11 Strikeforce event, has failed a post-fight drug test, getting busted for marijuana. He was the only fighter who had a positive test on the card. This is the 3rd time he's failed such a test in only 4 pro fights, and at a 6/22 hearing the CSAC will recommend his license be revoked.
Submitted May 1, 2009 7:44AM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Joe Lauzon Video Blogs from WWE Backlash
(demandmma.com)
Check out Joe Lauzon's video from WWE Backlash last Sunday, apparently Joe and company aren't pro wrestling fans!
Submitted May 1, 2009 3:04AM by BrutalKnockOut - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Kyle Kingsbury targeted for return at UFC 102 in August
(mmajunkie.com)
"The Ultimate Fighter 8" cast member and longtime King of the Cage fighter Kyle Kingsburg (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will likely return at UFC 102. A source close to the fighter told MMAjunkie.com Kingsbury has been offered a bout, but his proposed opponent may not be available for the event. Although not officially announced, UFC 102 is expected to take place on Aug. 29 in Portland, Ore.
Submitted May 1, 2009 12:45AM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kaufman In Talks To Replace Couture
(mmaweekly.com)
Less than 24 hours after Kim Couture withdrew from a scheduled fight with Meisha Tate at SHO MMA: Strikeforce Challenger Series, a replacement is in the works. Sarah Kaufman on Thursday afternoon told MMAWeekly.com negotiations were underway to step in for Couture at the May 15 event. Strikeforce officials and Kaufman's representatives have agreed to the match-up, and contract details are being ironed out, said Kaufman.
Submitted May 1, 2009 12:41AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
HERMAN OUT, SONNEN IN VS. DAN MILLER AT UFC 98
(mmaweekly.com)
It has been a crazy day for AMA Fight Club fighter Dan Miller, who lost his original opponent for UFC 98, Yushin Okami, to a knee injury. He was then expected to face Team Quest member Ed Herman. Now it appears Herman has been pulled from the spot, and will be replaced by teammate Chael Sonnen for the May 23 middleweight bout.
Submitted Apr 30, 2009 9:15PM by mentalcase - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ed Herman to replace Yushin Okami
(mmaweekly.com)
Just found this
Submitted Apr 30, 2009 4:50PM by Rabi - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Injured Yushin Okami out of UFC 98 bout with Dan Miller, replacement coming
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC 98 fight card has been bitten again by the injury bug. After already losing Josh Koscheck and James Irvin to injuries, the May 23 fight card has now lost middleweight contender Yushin Okami (23-4 MMA, 7-1 UFC), who was slated to fight fast-rising Dan Miller (11-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) on the televised portion of the main card. Okami suffered a torn ligament, but UFC officials have promised "an awesome replacement challenger" who will take his place.
Submitted Apr 30, 2009 4:29PM by Bowen50 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
HDNet CEO: DREAM 9 WILL Air Live In US
(mmajunkie.com)
US fans won't have to wait 3-4 days to see the many fights, freakshow or not, at DREAM 9. The CEO of HDNet Fights announced today that HDNet, in a change from recent policy, will air DREAM 9 live on May 26.
Submitted Apr 30, 2009 2:54PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: HDNet
 
Dan Hardy Embraces Yanks, Trains With Roach
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC welterweight Dan Hardy considers himself an Englishman in LA. The 26 year-old Nottingham native spends most of his days with his girlfriend in the City of Angels. Only training camps take him from the city. In addition to his usual work with grappling guru Eddie Bravo, Hardy is the latest MMA fighter to find Freddie Roach's Wild Card gym. It's also around the corner from his LA apartment, which made directions easy.
Submitted Apr 30, 2009 1:04PM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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