Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva: ''I will fight no more forever (In the United States)''
“I’m absolutely sure that [Silva] didn’t take boldenone or any other prohibited substance. The hearing with the Commission was a joke, they didn’t listen to the evidence. I continue to completely support Bigfoot and I accept any consequence that will come to me, but we’ll continue our fight until the end. Their hearing (on February 10) is to screw us, but we’re going to civil justice against them. It is the first time that this will be done, we’ll go until the end. We’re right and we’re not afraid of them, they’re wrong. They tried to coerce us (not to fight in Japan) and now they sent a letter to Bigfoot. We’re here, we’re not going to run away. If it’s necessary, Bigfoot fights until the end of his life in Japan, that’s not a problem.”
Rashad Evans Expects His Next Opponent Will Be Rampage Jackson
While Rampage has suggested he wants a rematch with Griffin we now know Dana White wants a fight with Evans and voila: Evans expects it. On the "Big O & Dukes" show on CBS radio talker 106.7 WJFK in Washington, DC Rashad Evans says he has not yet spoken to UFC officials but suspected his next opponent will be none other than Rampage Jackson.
Tito Ortiz's Ego Strikes Again...
Fedor is going to know that his striking is not as good as Arlovski’s...
I think Fedor has to get past Arlovski before he starts thinking about Tito Ortiz...
I’m not a fighter to be taken advantage of. I’m not a fighter to have people walk over me and not promote me. That’s the problem I’ve had time and time again with the UFC.
Free Live Stream: M-1 ‘Final Challenge’
Starting at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST on Sunday, tune in as Sherdog.com broadcasts live from Europe with a nine-bout fight card.
M-1 Challenge Final Edition Fight Card:
Radmir Gabdulin vs. Hoon Kim
Toni Valtonen vs. Chang Seob Lee
Enoc Solves Torres vs. Seung Bae Whi
Ricardo Wondel vs. Sang Soo Lee
Bogdan Christea vs. Mikhail Malyutin
Romano de los Reyes vs. Erik Oganov
Jason Jones vs. Dmitry Samoilov
Kamil Uygun vs. Mikhail Zayats
Jessie Gibbs vs. Alexey Oleinik
UFC 97 - Keith Jardine lined up to take on Luiz Cane
UFC light heavyweight contender, Keith Jardine will not be making an appearance at UFC 96 as expected, but instead will resurface at UFC 97, most likely against the ever dangerous Luiz Cane.
On Wednesday, a source close to Jardine said the Greg Jackson trained fighter was recently moved back to UFC 97 on Apr. 18 in Montreal, Canada.
DAN MILLER STEPS IN AGAINST JAKE ROSHOLT
A change has been made for the upcoming Feb 17 UFC Fight Night card in Tampa, Fla as MMAWeekly.com confirmed late on Wednesday night that Dan Miller has stepped in to replace Alessio Sakara in a middleweight match-up with former WEC fighter, Jake Rosholt.
The news was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight, and while it was reported that Sakara has been pulled from the bout, it is unknown at this time the extent or nature of his injury.
Jackson Predicts Title in 2009
“Give me my belt back,” Jackson said. “We all fight for the belt. If I get the belt back then maybe Forrest can get a ‘W’ and then me and Forrest could fight for the belt again. I’d rather take him out in a five-round fight. Say if I beat him in a three-round fight then all these little Internet haters could say, ‘Forrest beat him in a five-round fight, he only won in a three-round fight.’ But it don’t matter because it’s going to be a short night for Forrest any time.”
CHAEL SONNEN EXCITED FOR UFC RETURN
Sonnen is slated to make his Octagon return on Feb. 21 against undefeated Demian Maia at UFC 95 in London.
“The upside to (Maia) is that he’s fought three of my teammates,” said Sonnen. “I helped every one of them get ready, so I’ve at least got experience in preparing for him and am familiar with him because my teammates competed with him.”
COLEMAN HEADS TO WOLFSLAIR BEFORE DUBLIN
"The Wolfslair team over there in England, they're going to take care of me for the first three days over there," Coleman stated. "I'm going to train with those guys for a couple days and then fly over to Dublin from England."
Naked man arrested at Wal-mart looking for a MMA fight
Officers with the Covington Police Department arrested a nude man looking for a fight Sunday at the Wal-Mart on Industrial Boulevard.
According to the incident report, Jeffrey Pickett said he wanted to be a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and was looking for someone to battle. Pickett, who undressed in parking lot, said he knew he could find someone to fight with if he were nude.
UFC Quick Quote: Big fights are for people who sell tickets, not losers
“A lot of it is pay-per-view (PPV) buys. If you sell a lot of tickets, you get fights. And Lesnar is one of the biggest ticket sellers we have in our sport right now. You can’t argue that, it’s just a facet of the game and instead of complaining about it I need to make sure I can sell a lot of tickets too. I don’t like that mentality when guys are like ‘Oh well it should be this way and it should be that way’ and I’m like ‘Dude, you’re a loser’.”
– UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir (12-3) tells host Larry Pepe in Part II of their interview on MMAmania.com’s exclusive presentation of Pro MMA Radio that current UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar earned his title shot against Randy Couture at UFC 91 - and against anyone else the UFC sees fit because of his ability to sell tickets and PPV’s. Mir and Lesnar are expected to unify the belts in a rematch sometime in late Spring of 2009. Will history repeat itself or will Lesnar score revenge in Act II?
Injured Eddie Alvarez Sidelined
Dream ace Eddie Alvarez will not be able to keep his appointment with ZST standout Naoyuki Kotani in a lightweight contest scheduled to main event Extreme Challenge “War at the Shore” on Jan. 23 at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.
Alvarez (15-2) sustained a leg injury during his brief encounter with submission expert Shinya Aoki at K-1 “Premium Dynamite 2008” on New Year’s Eve and has been forced to withdraw.
Bisping Breaks Down Franklin vs Henderson
"Rich Franklin is probably the smarter fighter out of the two. I think he's got better footwork, probably more technically composed fighter. Dan's got great knockout power obviously. They're both fantastic fighters," Bisping commented.
"If I had to pick a winner, I'd probably go out on a limb and say Rich Franklin by decision, to be honest."
Cole Miller targeted for UFC Fight Night 18 return in April
UFC lightweight prospect Cole Miller (14-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will go for his sixth victory in seven fights when he appears at UFC Fight Night 18 in April.
A source close to the fighter today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Miller has agreed to compete at the event and is awaiting word on a possible opponent.
Gabriel Gonzaga will earn title shot with win over Shane Carwin UFC 96
From Team Link Lead Trainer, Marco Alvan, via BrasilCombate.com.br:
“Gabriel is in Brazil training a lot of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu where we believe will be the key to win this match…. It’s going to be a tough fight and [if he wins] Napao (Gonzaga) will have [earned the right] to face the winner of Mir vs. Lesnar. But we’re not thinking about that because we have to respect Carwin and we’re
focused on this fight.”