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Urijah Faber Not Happy With Dominick Cruz Acting Like An "Immature Punk"
(mmamania.com)
As we all know, normally Urijah Faber is one of the coolest cats in MMA, always a good sport and not a punk, but even he can be pissed off. In a recent interview on Pro MMA Radio, Faber told host Larry Pepe that he does have a little history with WEC Bantamweight Dominick Cruz, apparently stemming from when they and other fighters signed posters for charity and Cruz signed his name over Faber's face on the poster-rather "immature". So although Faber isn't exactly being Donald Cerrone when it comes to Jamie Varner, Faber says he would like to drop to Bantamweight and fight Cruz at some point.
Submitted Oct 21, 2009 5:29AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Rolles Gracie vs. Mustapha Al-Turk at UFC 109
(mmaweekly.com)
For the first time since Royce Gracie stepped into the UFC Octagon in May 2006, another Gracie will make their way to the top MMA promotion as Rolles Gracie has signed a multi-fight deal with the organization and will make his debut at UFC 109 in February against British heavyweight, Mustapha Al-Turk
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 11:03PM by jae_1833 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
McCarthy Not Assigned to UFC 104
(sherdog.com)
As if the CSAC wasn't in enough shambles already. Seriously I hope there is major outcry when a call gets blown this weekend. Referee “Big” John McCarthy will be conspicuously absent from UFC 104 this Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. “I contacted (the CSAC) and told them I was free on Oct. 24,” McCarthy told Sherdog.com Friday. McCarthy said he was later informed that he hadn’t been assigned to the event, the UFC’s first in California since UFC 76 in November 2007. McCarthy did not comment any further on the development.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 10:57PM by bojangalz - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Donald Cerrone and Ed Ratcliff agree to WEC 45 lightweight co-feature in December
(mmajunkie.com)
While the WEC awaits medical clearance on new interim champ Benson Henderson before determining his next move, the man "Smooth" defeated is ready to get back in the cage. Donald Cerrone (10-2 MMA, 3-2 WEC) and Ed Ratcliff (7-1 MMA, 3-1 WEC) have verbally agreed to meet at the as-yet-unnaounced WEC 45 event in December.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 10:15PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 6 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Lyoto and Shogun face to face at TATAME
(tatame.com)
UFC’s octagon will be on fire next Saturday (24). On UFC 104 main event, the Karate fighter Lyoto Machida will put the light heavyweight title in line for the first time, and his opponent will be Maurício “Shogun” Rua. Before the fight for the title, Lyoto and Shogun agreed to TATAME’s invitation and were face to face to an exclusive chat that you can’t miss. The result of this meeting you check below.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 8:49PM by crushedbacon - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard To Main Event UFN 20
(mmajunkie.com)
Although UFC Fight Night 20 still hasn't been announced yet by UFC, the January event in Virginia now has it's main event-Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard. Diaz's camp has confirmed the fight and word is Maynard will probably get a future title shot if he wins.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 7:57PM by DCRage - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mousasi talks about prospect of facing Dan Henderson in Strikeforce
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Gegard Mousasi (26-2-1) believes the prospect of Dan Henderson joining Strikeforce is an interesting one, but he is in no hurry to face the former PRIDE double-champion. “I think if he would join Strikeforce that there are plenty of good match-ups for him, he would bring a lot of excitement with him,” he told Fighters Only tonight following days of speculation in the MMA media regarding Henderson possibly jumping the UFC ship. And he added with a laugh, “I personally wouldn’t like to fight him, because if I fight a high-calibre fighter like Dan Henderson or a bum I would get paid the same, so there isn’t any motivation to fight a better fighter - although for the right money I would fight even Godzilla.”
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 5:31PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 17 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Anderson Silva slams Vitor "betrayal"
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Anderson Silva made clear in a recent conversation with Fighters Only that he is not impressed by the arrival of Vitor Belfort in the middleweight division. Anderson, well known for his constant refusal to fight his friend and training partner Lyoto Machida, is equally unimpressed by Belfort happily agreeing to fight him for his middleweight belt. Asked what he thinks about Belfort’s arrival in the UFC middleweight division, he sneered, “Which Vitor is that? The one who trained with me, Rogerio and Rodrigo a few months ago?”
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 5:29PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shogun Rua looking to exploit "The Dragon's" low guard on Oct. 24
(mmamania.com)
“I am the underdog for sure but I am confident. Lyoto is the favorite, the current champion. Everybody bets he will beat me but I come in all my fights thinking I’m capable to win. I already see myself being victorious. If I think different, it’s better not fighting. I believe in me, in my game and know my potential. His game is standing, it’s hard to find him to hit and he has a good wrestling. Maybe his unique weakness is the low guard. If the fight ends until the fifth round, it’s going to be standing. I look to fight stand up and so does he, so it’ll be a knockout or judges decision.” Mauricio Rua weighs in on his upcoming title fight against Lyoto Machida at UFC 104 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on Oct. 24.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 5:26PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Curran moves on, signs 2 fights for Strikeforce
(mmaweekly.com)
Former World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight Jeff Curran has fought for just about every major fight promotion in the world: WEC, UFC, Pride, IFL, King of the Cage. He’s about to add another to the list... Strikeforce. Curran on Tuesday confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that he has signed a two-fight, non-exclusive contract with Strikeforce. His first bout for the promotion will be on the preliminary card for the Nov. 7 “Fedor vs. Rogers” event in his backyard of Chicago.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 5:22PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
UFC vet Xavier Foupa-Pokam headlines Dec. 3 Tachi Palace Fights 2 event
(mmajunkie.com)
Tachi Palace Fights, the reincarnation of the once-popular Palace Fighting Championships, returns for its second show on Dec. 3, and the organization has secured recent UFC fighter Xavier Foupa-Pokam for the night's main event. The French kickboxer takes on Mike Moreno in a middleweight bout. Other notables on the card, which takes place at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif., include Diego Saraiva, Cyrille Diabate and Kyle Pimentel.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 5:21PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mark Munoz vs. Ryan Jensen inked for UFC 108 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
A bout between Mark Munoz (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and fellow middleweight Ryan Jensen (14-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC) is set for the UFC's first-of-the-year event, UFC 108. Sources close to the bout confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that bout agreements were recently distributed and finalized just today. UFC 108 takes place Jan. 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The night's main card airs on pay-per-view, though Munoz vs. Jensen is expected to be part of the night's un-aired preliminary card.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 5:18PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chuck Liddell on potential Kimbo bout: ‘I guess I’d do it’
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
After getting the “tapped” out on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” Chuck Liddell is ready to get back into gym. The former UFC Light Heavyweight champion recently spoke with Sherdog Radio Network’s “Savage Dog Show” and expressed an interest in a possible comeback.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 5:17PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Salmon Suspended 1 Year, Fined $2500
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC fighter Sean Salmon has been given a 1-year administrative suspension and a $2500 fine by the Ohio Athletic Commission for for "not fighting to the best of his ability" and "conduct detrimental to the sport." The suspension and fine resulted from a Sept. 2 column for MMAjunkie.com in which Salmon, who is author of the site's "Full-Time Fighter" blog, said he allowed opponent Allan Weickert to tap him out a June 6 NAAFS event in Ohio. The suspension is retroactive and ends June 6, 2010, but apparently didn't stop Salmon from beating Yuki Sasaki by decision in Finland this past weekend.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 1:40PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Shawn Tompkins: Chris Horodecki Heading to the WEC
(bloodyelbow.com)
According to trainer Shawn Tompkins, MMA lightweight Chris Horodecki will be heading to the WEC. "It looks like Chris Horodecki will be showing up in the WEC," Tompkins revealed in a recent conversation with FightHype.com. Although contracts have yet to be finalized, Tompkins seemed confident that a deal would be in place within the next couple of days.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 8:33AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: WEC, MMA Personalities
 
'TUF 8' Winner Ryan Bader Aims to Dictate Fight vs. Experienced Eric Schafer
(mma.fanhouse.com)
The Ultimate Fighter 8 winner Ryan Bader says his keys to beating Eric "Red" Schafer at UFC 104 is to dictate the fight and avoid Schafer's experienced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game. Bader, one of the many wrestler-turned-MMA fighters out of the Arizona Combat Sports camp in Tempe, recently spoke with FanHouse as he looks to improve his undefeated MMA and UFC records to 11-0 and 3-0, respectively, on Nov. 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Ray Hui: This is your third straight UFC opponent whose specialty is grappling, but Schafer is probably the most well-rounded. Ryan Bader: Eliot [Marshall] was pretty well-rounded also. He has some decent standup so I'd say Eliot was probably the most well-rounded as far as striking and jiu-jitsu, but what Eric Schafer brings to the table is experience, being in the big shows with guys like [Michael] Bisping, [Stephan] Bonnar and Houston Alexander and what not. He's been around the game so he definitely has that advantage.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 8:31AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Showtime to Air Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers 'Fight Camp 360' Special
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Despite the fact that the Brett Rogers vs. Fedor Emelianenko fight will not be airing on Showtime, the premium cable network obviously still has a lot invested in the heavyweight bout, and it is putting it's promotional muscle behind it. On this week's edition of The MMA Hour, which will be presented later this week at MMA FanHouse, Rogers mentioned that an episode of Showtime's new Fight Camp 360 series is being produced about the fight, and it will air around a week before the CBS telecast on Nov. 7. When contacted by FanHouse, Showtime officials would only say that an announcement regarding the show's air date would be coming soon.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 8:30AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
With Australian debut looming, UFC signs countrymen James Te Huna
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship makes its Australian debut in February 2010, and in anticipation of the event, the promotion has added a countrymen to the roster. Australian MMA veteran James Te Huna has signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 8:29AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator strikes landmark broadcasting deal with FOX Sports Net, NBC and Telemundo
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator Fighting Championships will shift from its original home on Spanish-language ESPN Deportes to FOX Sports Net, NBC and Telemundo for the next two seasons, the U.S.-based mixed-martial-arts promotion today announced. Live events will air Thursday nights on FOX Sports Net affiliates, and highlights packages will run Saturday nights on both NBC and the Spanish-language Telemundo. "It was my dream scenario," Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney admitted to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) about the landmark broadcast alliance. The deal with FOX Sports Net and NBC Universal (which owns both NBC and Telemundo) kicks off with the 12-week season two of Bellator, which commences April 8, and continues into season three, which begins Aug. 12.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 8:28AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Wren thinks Jackson is not a coach
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

5. It sure looked like Rampage and his coaches gave little support to their fighters after they lost. What was your impression? Justin Wren – “I absolutely have to agree with you. I heard Rampage saying it was the editing but even though his fighters liked him; look at the last TUF he was on and his record was 1-7. From the day I got there I knew I didn’t want to be on his team and I don’t think it has anything to do with the editing. He really did just ditch his fighters and to be honest he is no coach. I was really fortunate to be on Rashad’s Team.”
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 3:08AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
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