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MMA Insider: Liddell's status and CompuStrike
In my UFC 76 recap yesterday, I stated that I felt that Chuck Liddell was no longer main event-worthy. However, I also thought he would continue to fight and attempt a comeback.
The Truth About Pride And The UFC
Among the MMA intelligentsia, no topic continues to stir emotions like the respective quality of fighters from Pride and UFC. Two days after one of the finest top-to-bottom cards in UFC history, popular message boards are showing about the same number of threads featuring the word, “Pride,” as the word, “Griffin.”
Five Observations: What We Learned From UFC 76
What must one do to tap Jon Fitch? Against Diego Sanchez, who was undefeated until his last fight, Fitch spun out of triangles and slipped out of chokes. Pretty impressive, but not entirely unique.
Bisping: Rematch with Hamill originally planned for UFC 78
Babalu Fined $25,000
Renato “Babalu” Sobral was fined $25,000 on Monday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for excessively maintaining a submission hold on opponent David Heath at UFC 74, Keith Kizer, executive director for the NSAC, told MMAWeekly.com. Sobral was not suspended.
Diego Moving To LW
Coming into his bout at UFC 76, Diego Sanchez had already gone through much just to make it to his fight with Jon Fitch. Sanchez, who was coming off of his first professional loss at the hands of rival Josh Koscheck at UFC 69, was rumored after the bout to possibly have been infected with Hepatitis and he had actually contemplated retirement.
Liddell Vs. Rua & Griffin Vs. Silva in December?
The rumors of Chuck Liddell retiring could be greatly exaggerated. John Hackleman, Liddell's trainer, said this: "He's already said he'll be back in the gym next Monday, said Hackleman, who has coached Liddell for 16 years. He's going to fight again, hopefully as soon as possible, maybe in December. We're looking at Shogun. This would mean a HUGE December card, if true. Liddell vs. Rua, Silva vs. Griffin, and Serra vs Hughes. Could be VERY huge. Taken from Gerweck.net ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wow! But then Liddell could seriously be looking at his 3rd loss in a row.
Jake O’Brien Likely to Resume Training in Early 2008
Undefeated UFC heavyweight Jake O’Brien (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is progressing well after a July surgery and will likely return to full-time training in January or February of 2008, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) was told over the weekend.
Quinton Jackson’s Next Fight Unlikely in 2007
UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson is nursing a hand injury and is unlikely to defend his title until 2008.
UFC: Brand Us Mixed Martial Arts Standard
THE INCREASINGLY SUCCESSFUL ULTIMATE FIGHTING Championship, or UFC, has put its planned branding campaign on hold as it grapples with how to integrate a competitor into its business.
Diaz fought with severe staph infection
Diaz was hospitalized shortly following his bout with Mike Aina in Hawaii. Turns out he had a serious staph infection at the time of the fight.
Chuck Liddell Ponders Retirement (Story from Yahoo! Sports)
UFC president Dana White said Sunday that after a lengthy conversation with The Iceman Chuck Liddell Saturday, he would not be surprised if Liddell retires from mixed martial arts competition.
Karo Parisyan - VS - Hector Lombard
on youtube went to a Karo Parisyan seminar and found out he was fighting Hector Lombard at UFC 78
There was also this a while ago that says it was either going to be Sakurai or Lombard and now with Mach signing for K1 its set, will be great fight between the best judo guys in mma
Ultimate Fighters Win at UFC 76
Keith Jardine and Forrest Griffin turned the UFC light heavyweight division on its head Saturday night as they both pulled off impressive upset victories at UFC 76 in Anaheim, CA.
Victorious Jardine Talks Big Win at UFC 76
Sherdog.com's Greg Savage spoke with Keith Jardine (Pictures) shortly after his impressive upset victory over former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell
Jordan Radev Likely to Face Dean Lister at UFC 79
UFC rookie Jordan Radev (11-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will likely face Dean Lister (9-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC 79 in December.
Hard Work Propels Fitch up Ladder; Sanchez Contemplates Move to Lightweight
Jon Fitch doesn’t fight with the same electricity as fellow welterweight Georges St. Pierre. He doesn’t have champion Matt Serra’s charisma. Nor does he have Karo Parisyan’s flashy moves. But unlike the rest of the 170-lb. division, he’s on a winning streak that puts the rest to shame.
Whoa-Gun! Griffin Submits Rua on UFC 76 Main Card
In the eyes of many, PRIDE veteran Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua was one of the best – if not the best - light heavyweights in the world. But in his UFC debut tonight at the Honda Center, Forrest Griffin elevated his own status in the 205-pound weight class at the expense of the feared Brazilian, dominating him throughout their three rounder and then finishing the bout with a submission at the 4:45 mark of the final round.
No Knockouts, but Jardine Shakes up Division with Win over Liddell
Following a knockout loss in May, some observers expected Keith Jardine to be an easy mark for the return of another UFC 71 KO victim, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell. But in tonight’s UFC 76 main event at the Honda Center, Jardine made it clear that there is no such thing as a sure thing in mixed martial arts, using an effective striking mix of kicks and punches to win a three round split decision over ‘The Iceman’.
B.J. Penn vs. Joe Stevenson Title Fight Possible at UFC 79
A Dec. 29 title fight between current welterweight champ Matt Serra and former champ Matt Hughes could have some championship company.
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