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Sylvia Aims at Japan, Ken Shamrock
(sherdog.com)
After losing to Fedor Emelianenko last July, Tim Sylvia plans for a big return. The former UFC heavyweight champion is prepared to fight in Japan in roughly 30 days. Sylvia’s manager, Monte Cox, is actively seeking a fight for “The Maine-iac” on K-1 and Dream’s co-promoted “Premium 2008 Dynamite” card on Dec. 31 or World Victory Road’s Sengoku event on Jan. 4. Cox said Sylvia has been granted a certificate of eligibility to participate in either promotion.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 1:17AM by Playground_Samurai - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Clementi vs. Tibau in the works for February
(intheguard.tv)
Intheguard.tv learned today that the lightweight bout between Rich 'No Love' Clementi (40-13-1) and Gleison Tibau (27-5) was offered to both camps and is being negociated for February. We were unable to confirm whether the fight will be featured in the UFC Fight Night 17 or UFC 95 taking place in London.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 1:15AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike "The Hulk" Easton vs. Chase Beebe for UWC Bantamweight Championship
(bloodyelbow.com)
UWC - Ultimate Warrior Challenge MAN "O" WAR Mike Easton vs. Chase Beebe UWC World Championship Title Fight Washington, DC - East coast regional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) powerhouse the UWC - Ultimate Warrior Challenge announced today the signing of a fight between H.I.T. Squad's Chase Beebe and Team Lloyd Irvin's Mike "The Hulk" Easton. The bantamweight bout (135lbs) will be the Co Main Event for UWC: MAN "O" WAR, which will take place February 21st, 2009 at the George Mason University Patriot Center Arena in Fairfax, VA. The winner will be crowned the UWC Bantamweight Champion of the world.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 1:13AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
One Round Too Many - An in depth look at rematches
(sherdog.com)

The holidays are full of repetition. Turkey on Thanksgiving, turkey on Christmas; socks from mom, socks from grandma; Charlie Brown learning, for the 53rd consecutive time, that he needs a more supportive group of friends. Increasingly, things aren’t looking too different in the cage. After beefing up its roster with international talent and surprisingly adept “Ultimate Fighter”-bred participants, the UFC has returned to the photocopy machine, signing or reportedly considering matches that have already been definitively decided on multiple occasions.
I guess the writer from Sherdog seems to think a little different than me when it comes to the opinion that Wandy Rampage, Chuck Randy, and even Faber Pulver would make a good rematch.
Submitted Dec 1, 2008 6:53PM by PaleHorse - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
UFC 91 Fighters Pass Drug Tests
(mmaweekly.com)
The NSAC chose 10 fighters for random fight night drug tests at UFC 91, including Randy Couture & Brock Lesnar. NSAC head Keith Kizer has announced that all 10 of those tests came back clean.
Submitted Dec 1, 2008 6:47PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC pushes the boat out in hyping up St Pierre vs Penn II
(mmabay.co.uk)
In the run up to the super fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather, HBO ran a series of shows entitled "De La Hoya-Mayweather 24/7". This series of shows lead to a record number of PPV buys, standing at 2.4million. Now the UFC is planning to run a similar series of shows entitled "UFC Primetime: St. Pierre vs. Penn”.
Submitted Dec 1, 2008 5:21PM by Wolfenstein - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Babalu Earns 50k At StrikeForce
(dreamfighters.com)
Babalu Earns 50k At StrikeForce - Not bad!
Submitted Dec 1, 2008 3:44PM by kastro_316 - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Drew Fickett wins, Rick Roufus TKO'd at PFP event in Canada
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC veteran Drew Fickett (36-8) made an efficient showing this past weekend and picked up just his second victory in his past five fights with a first-round submission win over Jason MacKay (8-2) via triangle choke. However, famed kickboxing legend Rick Roufus (4-5) didn't fare as well during a first-round TKO loss to Ryan Jimmo (9-1).
Submitted Dec 1, 2008 1:27PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Kampmann set to return at UFC 93
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Martin Kampmann is latest fighter to be added to the card for UFC 93 on Jan. 17 in Dublin, Ireland, FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned. Kampmann, who recently signed a contract extension with the UFC, will be making his welterweight debut on the show against an opponent to be determined.
Submitted Dec 1, 2008 1:26PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wiman: With Age Comes Wisdom
(mmaweekly.com)
By his own admission, lightweight prospect Matt Wiman did not make wise choices early in his career. Promoters liked his any time, any place attitude, but as his career began to take off, it didn’t serve him well. “When I was younger, I would get in over my head, because I would just take any fight, any time and not even really prepare for it,” he said. “I was fighting guys with three times as many fights as me. I was taking fights on short notice. I was taking fights just to make a dollar and have a challenge.”
Submitted Dec 1, 2008 1:23PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Quote Of The Day: Der Spiegel On Dana White
(bloodyelbow.com)
They say Dana White doesn't like how so-called "Internet goofs" talk about him. Maybe, after hearing what Der Spiegel, Germany's largest newspaper said recently about him, he might think differently. At the very least it offers a tidbit or two you might not know about Dana.
Submitted Dec 1, 2008 12:52PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
3 Part St. Pierre vs. Penn Preview to air on Spike
(mmajunkie.com)
To hype the upcoming mega-fight between Georges St. Pierre and B.J. Penn that takes place Jan. 31 at UFC 94, Spike TV and the UFC will roll out a three-part preview series beginning Jan. 14. The shows are modeled after the successful "De La Hoya-Mayweather 24/7" series on HBO that hyped a super-successful May 2007 boxing match between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. that set a record with 2.4 million pay-per-view buys. New, 30-minute episodes of "UFC Primetime: St. Pierre vs. Penn" debut each Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT from Jan. 14-28 on Spike TV.
Submitted Dec 1, 2008 12:21PM by The_Italian_Stallion - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Manny Tapia Already Has WEC Bantamweight Title Belt
(mmamania.com)
In his mind, that is. Mentally, he says he's already beaten current champion Miguel Torres for the title. Physically, Tapia won't have the belt until he beats Torres Wednesday, if he does.
Submitted Dec 1, 2008 12:07PM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Next Strikeforce Likely In 1st Quarter '09
(mmaweekly.com)
According to Strikeforce exec Mike Aframowitz, the promotion likely will hold it's next event sometime in the first quarter of '09. The promotion hopes to have Middleweight Champion Cung Le fight on the card, and also possible is a Duane Ludwig vs. Phil Baroni matchup.
Submitted Dec 1, 2008 6:41AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Thales Leites welcomes fight against Demian Maia
(mmamania.com)

“I’d accept a fight, I’m a professional. Demian is a great fighter and has been doing a great job in UFC. It’s possible that they put this fight, because the belt is with a Brazilian guy and we’re growing, so they can put this fight to take one of the Brazilians from the tops. I believe it’d be a good fight, we almost have the same game and it’s kind of different from the American guys, who goes from striking and work on the ground n’ pound. We know each other’s game and it’d be a huge fight. Demian has been doing a good job, but I’d accept this fight.”
Thales Leites — who is on a five-fight UFC win streak (5-1 overall) — has no problems taking a fight against Demian Maia sometime down the road. Maia is on a four-fight tear of his own inside the Octagon, winning all four of his fights via submission. Locking the two Brazilians inside the cage would go a long way toward helping determine the top contender in the division. It would also be one hell of a ground war — each fighter boasts sick jiu-jitsu skills. Sooner rather than later, please, Joe Silva.
Submitted Nov 30, 2008 11:50PM by Twenty20Dollars - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA Quick Quote: Robbie Lawler waiting and willing to fight the best
(mmamania.com)

“Just waiting for all the legal stuff to get done with so I can figure out where I’m going to land. I’m willing to fight the best in the world at basically 185. I’ll go to the UFC. I’ll go to Strikeforce. Whoever wants to fight, I want to compete against the best.”
– “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler — the last man to hold the Elite XC middleweight title — vaguely discussed his future following the collapse of his previous employer on the latest episode of “Inside MMA” on HDNet this past Friday. It’s interesting he mentions the UFC as a possible landing spot because he already competed for the promotion seven times over a two year span from 2002 to 2004. After winning his first three fights in the Octagon he went on to drop three of his next four contests, which led to his release. However, Lawler has rebounded nicely since then and has only lost once in 10 fights since the departure. He is currently considered by most outlets to be a top 10 middleweight fighter. And with the UFC still looking for depth in the 185 pound division, we might just see him back in the UFC after all. Perhaps most important he and his management team are on very good terms with company president, Dana White.
Submitted Nov 30, 2008 11:48PM by Twenty20Dollars - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Kenny Florian: BJ Penn is ‘human’ and ‘can be beaten’
(mmamania.com)

With B.J., you have to keep him motivated. Hopefully after that performance he does see me as a threat and sees it as a potential great fight. I wanted to let him know that I was there and that’s how I feel about him…. I know I have a lot to learn and a lot to still improve upon, but at the end of the day, B.J. Penn is human. If he’s human, that means he can be beaten and, with the trainers that I have, I feel that anyone can be beat. I know that I’ll figure out a way to do it.”
Kenny Florian talks about the reason he called out UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn during his post-fight comments after defeating Joe Stevenson at UFC 91: “Couture vs. Lesnar” via first round submission (rear naked choke) to earn the title shot. It was all to keep “The Prodigy” interested in the challenges that still remain in the 155-pound class — Penn is set to fight Georges St. Pierre at UFC 94 on January 31 for his 170-pound belt. If Penn sticks around the division Florian will be his next opponent, which would also serve as Florian’s second crack at the crown — he dropped a unanimous decision to Sean Sherk in 2006 for the vacant division title. Penn also already has four defeats on his professional record (Jens Pulver, Lyoto Machida, Matt Hughes and Georges St. Pierre).
Submitted Nov 30, 2008 11:45PM by Twenty20Dollars - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Is UWC The East Coast's Strikeforce?
(mmajunkie.com)
Some people learn from success and others through abject failure. Savvy businessmen mix both and add a dash of historical lessons learned by others to make a recipe for success. S. Marcello Foran, the CEO of Ultimate Warrior Sports Development-the parent company of upstart MMA promotion Ultimate Warrior Challenge, seems to be one of those people. He even has a 7-step recipe to make UWC successful.
Submitted Nov 30, 2008 4:12PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Enson Inoue a new man after 26 days in prison
(mmajunkie.com)
In his 13 years in mixed martial arts, UFC, PRIDE and Shooto veteran Enson Inoue (11-8) has earned a reputation as a hard-fighting, hard-living warrior who refused to submit to anyone -- or anything. But less than two weeks removed from a near-month-long stay in a Japanese prison, Inoue told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) his life has been forever changed. "I'm this tough dude that doesn't tap, but I'm also human, too," Inoue said. "I had insecurities in prison. I had hard times. I had to overcome it a lot."
Submitted Nov 30, 2008 7:13AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Filho Working On Higher Priority
(mmaweekly.com)
Paulo Filho started his career with 16 straight wins en route to being considered one of the top middleweights in the world, but much of that mystique came crashing down after a loss to Chael Sonnen recently. Now that his official release from the WEC has come down, Filho's manager, Ed Soares, told MMAWeekly Radio that he wasn't surprised by what happened after his fighter's strange performance in the cage that night.
Submitted Nov 30, 2008 7:11AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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