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Rashad: Haters Are Gonna Hate, But I Gotta Get Back To Doing Me
In an appearance on this week's episode of Pro MMA Radio ahead of Saturday's UFC 114, Rashad Evans told host Larry Pepe earlier this week that the days of caring about what are people thought of him are long gone. Rashad also said he's 'gotta get back to doing me.' That line could mean several things. But one of the first things that comes to mind is his fighting style. It sounds like he doesn't exactly plan on standing and trading with Jackson, no matter how bad he wants to knock him out.
Submitted May 27, 2010 1:41PM by DCRage - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Verbal Agreements For Charlie Brenneman vs. Johny Hendricks At UFC 117
A matchup between welterweights Charlie Brenneman and Johny Hendricks is in the works and will be part of August's UFC 117 event. Verbal agreements are in place, paperwork will be done shortly. It's expected to be a prelim match.
Submitted May 27, 2010 1:39PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
MMA Quick Quote: Anderson Silva will assume the (missionary) position at UFC 117
"Anderson, you are going to be on your back more than a pornstar with a mortgage." Fighter, Realtor and now stand-up comic Chael Sonnen has a little message for Anderson Silva heading into their middleweight title fight at UFC 117 on August 7 from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
Submitted May 27, 2010 10:37AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dustin Hazelett vs. Rick Story In The Works For UFC 117
UFC welterweight hopefuls Dustin Hazelett and Ricky Story have been pegged for a possible 170-pound showdown when the promotion heads to the Oracle Arena for UFC 117 on August 7 in Oakland, California. Bleacher Report sent word of the pending match-up late last night. Hazelett was Pearl Harbored by now-exiled British striker Paul "Semtex" Daley back at UFC 108: "Evans vs. Silva" earlier this year. It was the first loss for McLovin' inside the Octagon since Josh Koscheck pounded him out at UFC 82: "Pride of a Champion" in March 2008. Story lost his UFC debut last June but has since won 3 straight.
Submitted May 27, 2010 10:15AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana Predicts 850K PPV Buys For UFC 114
Dana White today gave the estimate for PPV buys for Saturday's UFC 114, courtesy of his crack team of PPV scientists (seriously) and he likes the prediction: 850,000. According to independent estimates, the last PPV to reach 800K was UFC 101.
Submitted May 27, 2010 9:25AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rampage Jackson Weighed 251 Before Training Camp
Anyone who has followed Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's mixed martial arts career knows that he's never been a gym rat, and that if he takes more than a year off from fighting, he's going to allow himself to get out of shape. That's just who he is. But even knowing that, I was surprised to learn just how fat Rampage was at the start of his training camp for Saturday night's fight with Rashad Evans: 251 pounds. That's what Mike Dolce, Jackson's strength and conditioning coach, revealed on the latest episode of UFC Primetime. "Day 1 of this camp, Quinton was 251 pounds," Dolce said. "Today he is 221 ripped pounds."
Submitted May 27, 2010 8:43AM by emfleek - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Alan Belcher pushing for fight with fellow UFC contender Demian Maia
Alan "The Talent" Belcher (16-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) is both lucky and unlucky to be a UFC middleweight on a win streak. He's lucky, of course, because he's risen to the top of the promotion's 185-pound division. (Hard work helped, too.) But he's unlucky because there aren't many fighters who share his streak, and as a result, he has to wait a little longer than most to stay active. Belcher recently expressed frustration with his predicament, but he told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that he has plans for moving his career forward. "Right now we're pushing for Demian Maia because I think [the UFC] has plans for everyone else," Belcher today said on the radio show. "I think that's an interesting fight. That will help me solidify the No. 1 contender spot.
Submitted May 27, 2010 8:41AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kennedy vs. Prangley On 6/16 SF, Lashley Off
While one rising star gets his big-time shot at the next Strikeforce event, another star again must wait longer. Tim Kennedy has been added to the main card of SF's June 16 event and will face Trevor Prangley, but Bobby Lashley is now off due to a knee injury suffered in training. He was to have faced Ron Sparks.
Submitted May 27, 2010 5:12AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Welterweights Dustin Hazelett and Rick Story agree to meet at UFC 117 in August
Dustin Hazelett's return is finally set. While the submission specialist had been rumored to face former contender Dan Hardy in October, sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Hazelett (12-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC) has signed to face rising prospect Rick Story (10-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) at UFC 117.
Submitted May 26, 2010 8:04PM by jae_1833 - 11 comments
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Jorge Santiago vs. Kazuo Misaki Title Fight In Works For Sengoku 13
World Victory Road is reportedly working on making a title fight between Sengoku Middleweight Champion Jorge Santiago and Kazuo Misaki for the upcoming Sengoku 13 event on June 20. Word is at least one fighter has signed on for the bout and it should be finalized soon. They first fought in January 2009, when Santiago won by 5th round submission to become the first and only Sengoku Middleweight Champion to date.
Submitted May 26, 2010 2:51PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
Rener Gracie Taps Oprah Channel For Possible Reality Show
Rener Gracie wants to use jiu-jitsu to help kids stand up to bullies while also learning self-defense and how to improve their self-esteem. Gracie has reached out to the Oprah Channel to pitch his idea for a reality show that would bring kids and teens in need to his Gracie Academy in Torrance, California, for training. You can watch his video audition and vote for him at Oprah.com. The show seems to be partly inspired by MTV's "Bully Beatdown" but apparently will not involve fighting or bullies being confronted.
Submitted May 26, 2010 11:30AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Rampage Is Going To Knock Rashad's Head Off
That's the latest short bit of potential attention-seeking from Quinton Jackson's teammate, Michael Bisping. "Rampage is going to knock Rashad's head off. I wouldn't want to be Rashad when he gets in there. If he carries on talking s***, it could be an early night for Rashad."
Submitted May 26, 2010 11:26AM by DCRage - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Report: Alves Cleared For UFC 117
After undergoing minor surgery to correct a brain "irregularity" that prompted his withdrawal from UFC 111 last March, former welterweight number one contender Thiago Alves has reportedly been cleared to participate in his UFC 117 rematch with Jon Fitch scheduled for August 7 from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. TMZ, who seems to have the market cornered on "Pitbull" news, reports that Alves had a successful angiogram yesterday (May 25) and that his doctor "is sending a letter to the New Jersey Boxing Commission declaring him physically fit to fight."
Submitted May 26, 2010 11:24AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Griffin sidelined until October
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin underwent minor surgery this month to repair a right-shoulder injury that forced him to pull out of a fight with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira scheduled for Saturday. The procedure will keep him out of action for approximately 12 weeks and out of the octagon until late September at the earliest, according to his trainer Jimmy Gifford. "He saw a specialist in Los Angeles and had it worked on," Gifford said. "It was minor surgery, nothing crazy. He'll start physical therapy in six weeks and be on the shelf for 12 weeks.
Submitted May 26, 2010 10:24AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC champ Georges St-Pierre: "I fight safe, and I'm not going to hide it"
LOS ANGELES – Georges St-Pierre is grappling with UFC fans' expectations. St-Pierre, one of MMA's most popular stars and a six-time UFC welterweight champion, said he's frustrated with the reaction to his most recent victory over Dan Hardy at UFC 111. But the champion is more than willing to meet head-on the critics who say he plays it safe. "That's true," St-Pierre (20-2 MMA, 15-2 UFC) told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) on Monday evening as he honed his mat moves with jiu-jitsu coach Shawn Williams at a Renzo Gracie Academy school in the Mid-Wilshire district. "I fight safe, and I'm not going to hide it."
Submitted May 26, 2010 10:17AM by emfleek - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: 'Rampage' Jackson made the right decision by doing A-Team
"I get guys all the time -- because the UFC is getting so big - doing movies, but they're usually movies that go straight to DVD, and you wouldn't even want to watch them on DVD, but Rampage made the right decision. The A-Team is the big summer hit this year, and from what I'm hearing from the guys in Hollywood, Rampage [nailed] it. He did an awesome job. Everything worked out. He and I made up, and the fight is still happening. It's definitely not a bad thing, but I don't know how many people will actually be going to see The A-Team movie knowing that Rampage Jackson is a UFC fighter. I don't know. We'll have to see how it works out."
Submitted May 26, 2010 6:13AM by SmileR - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Bruce Buffer To Handle WEC 49 Announcer Duties
Veteran UFC announcer Bruce Buffer has been tapped for a return trip to a World Extreme Cagefighting broadcast. Buffer has agreed to handle announcing duties at June's "WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus" event. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, Buffer's contract with the WEC does not appear to be long-term in nature at this time and instead applies only to the June event. Buffer's services were required following the recent departure of former WEC announcer Joe Martinez. Martinez originally said he resigned for family reasons but then revealed his contract with WEC had not been renewed and that he also had a contract to work boxing events for Golden Boy Promotions.
Submitted May 25, 2010 8:02PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: WEC, UFC
SF Challengers 8 Medical Suspensions
The Oregon State Athletic Commission has announced the medical suspensions coming out of last weekend's Strikeforce Challengers event. All 12 pro fighters in action were suspended but the majority were for only 7-14 days with just 4 fighters getting more than 2 weeks. Only 2 fighters-Kevin Casey & Roger Bowling-got longer than a month off. Both are suspended indefinitely pending release by a physician.
Submitted May 25, 2010 7:59PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
SF Challengers 8 Fighter Payouts
The Oregon State Athletic COmmission has revealed the official fighter payouts from last weekend's Strikeforce Challengers event. The total disclosed payouts was $46,500 with the biggest share-$10,000-going to Kevin Casey. And while Matt Lindland is listed as only making $1000 for his fight, it's important to note that the salary figures from the commission do not include any undisclosed bonuses paid by the organization. For instance, Lindland was paid an official $50,000 purse for his December 2009 debut for Strikeforce, and it is highly unlikely "The Law" would sign-off on a 98 percent decrease in salary. Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi was compensated in a similarly undisclosed fashion when his Aug. 2009 official fight purse was listed as just $2,000.
Submitted May 25, 2010 7:57PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
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