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Diaz wins WW belt, KO's Zaromxkis in 1st rd
It took several years and three different weight classes, but the hard work that Nick Diaz put in finally paid off as the brash Cesar Gracie student knocked out Dream champion, Marius Zaromskis, to claim the vacant Strikeforce welterweight title. It looked like the slugfest that most expected out of Robbie Lawler and Melvin Manhoef, but it was Diaz and Zaromskis who came out throwing heavy duty shots as soon as the bell rang.
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 4:15AM by xdanish020 - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
BJ Penn: I do want to be the welterweight champion again
“As far as my aspirations to go back up to welterweight and fight GSP again, I am going to have to wait. I do want to be the welterweight champion again, I want to fight GSP again and I am always interested in moving up, I have done that in the past, looked beyond what I had to do, and I won’t be looking past Frankie Edgar.”
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 3:51PM by MaxOne - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Memo to WEC: Doing a PPV in May Is Asking for Disaster
I've long been a skeptic of the WEC's prospects for PPV, but I understand why they need to start running PPV events. If they can't succeed on PPV they won't be financially viable in the long haul, and they can't count on Zuffa subsidizing them just to keep Versus occupied forever. However, May is a bad month for an obvious reason: there is way too much competition for the WEC to succeed in May.
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 1:55PM by RhythmAndStyle - 10 comments
Filed under: WEC
Hieron Vying for No. 1 Contendership
However, like almost every well-laid plan in MMA, unforeseen circumstances and the choices that come out of them take promotions and fighters down other paths. When Hieron’s management turned down a fight with Lithuanian newcomer Marius Zaromskis for January, Diaz was given the bout instead. And with Diaz seen as a top 170-pound contender in the promotion, the bout was allotted for the promotion’s first-ever welterweight title.
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 1:00PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Poll results: Fans want Mousasi vs. Henderson, Emelianenko vs. Overeem
That's the question we asked in a recent "Inside MMA"/MMAjunkie.com poll, and two bouts ran away with the majority of the vote.And luckily for fans, the most-requested matchup is one likely to take place at a future Strikeforce on CBS event: Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi vs. recent Strikerorce signee and former UFC fighter Dan Henderson.
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 12:55PM by RhythmAndStyle - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Al-Turk In Doubt For UFC109 With Visa Issues
Rolles Gracie is still set to make his UFC debut on Feb. 6, but it may be against a new opponent. Mostapha Al-Turk has run into visa issues that could prevent the British fighter from making the trip to Las Vegas for the upcoming fight.
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 12:53PM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
"TUF 11" coach Tito Ortiz: I've raised the bar for all fighters, and they should be thankful
While former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz is no stranger to making headlines with his often controversial brand of trash-talking, it was something far different that had MMA fans buzzing earlier this week.
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 12:51PM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rebuilt, Marquardt Eyeing Title Shot With Win
“I’ve improved technically. Physically I’m stronger, better, and faster,” Marquardt told MMAWeekly.com. “The main thing for me is that I’m stronger mentally going into the fight and I’m more dangerous because I’m looking to finish my opponents.”
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 12:49PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dream Lightweights Headed To StrikeForce
When Gilbert Melendez defeated Josh Thomson to win the Strikeforce lightweight title, the announcement was made that same night that the idea for his next opponent was for top ranked Japanese fighter Shinya Aoki to come stateside and fight for the belt.
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 12:48PM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce, Dream
WEC's Harris Says Aldo Vs. Faber Will Be May PPV
WEC general manager Reed Harris, while on “Dave and Mahoney in the Morning” on X107.5 radio in Las Vegas, confirmed that the fight between current WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and former champion Urijah Faber will headline a May pay-per-view.
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 12:45PM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC
Marlon Sandro and Leonardo Santos aiming for March 7th return to SRC
Tatame.com reports that Sandro, who was forced to withdraw from his Dynamite!! 2009 bout against Hideo Tokoro due to injuries, has been training hard at Nova União in preparation for his return to the ring. His appearance on March 7th remains tentative, as SRC has yet to name his opponent.
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 12:42PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
Vitor Belfort: Anderson Silva seemed 'upset or nervous' at UFC 112 pre-fight face off
"I don’t know what happened, he seemed upset or nervous, I don’t know. We were face to face, but we didn’t greet each other. Some people like to stare down, but when the fight is on it doesn’t matter who can hold the stare the longest. I won the heavyweight tournament and the light heavyweight championship, and I want to be called a UFC champion again. Anderson is really dangerous and has all these weapons, but I have a good chance, and I’m working on a strategy to beat him."
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 12:40PM by RhythmAndStyle - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mamoru Submits Baca, Captures KOTC Gold in Japan
Mamoru Yamaguchi - the afro'd former Shooto champion who returned to MMA last October following a year-plus hiatus - picked up his third consecutive win with a second round submission of American Frank Baca. The victory also earned Yamaguchi his third title: King of the Cage World Junior Flyweight Champion.
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 12:37PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Marius Zaromskis vs. Kiyoshi Tamura Possible For DREAM 13
Although the fight happening largely depends on how Marius Zaromskis comes out of tonight's Strikeforce event, DREAM appears close to making Zaromskis vs. Kiyoshi Tamura for the DREAM Welterweight Championship at DREAM 13. But if Zaromskis gets seriously injured tonight, the fight is likely off.
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 12:23PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: Dream
Share UFC Quick Quote: Tito Ortiz is 'full of ****'
"No, it's not true at all. He's full of ****. Let me tell you what Chuck told me. He's gonna break his head open! Yeah, he's pissed." -- WEC General Manager Reed Harris kept it short and not-so-sweet when Dave Farra asked him on X107.5 Las Vegas if there was any truth to the allegations made by Tito Ortiz that Chuck Liddell is a recovering alcoholic. Ortiz claimed that Liddell was in deep trouble with the disease of alcoholism, until Dana White saved the most dominant light heavyweight champion in recent history through an intervention. No surprise here.
Submitted Jan 29, 2010 6:12PM by xdanish020 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nick Diaz: 'I could beat both GSP and Anderson Silva'
You know how people used to think Albert Einstein was a crazy dude, but then long after he died we realized he was a genius? Well, maybe that's what we have in Nick Diaz. A man respected for his craft, yet someone who doesn't seem to fully understand his surroundings. A man, who despite possessing the ability to be great at what he does, consistently makes decisions that for all intents and purposes harm his very well being. Sure, some of what he says and does makes very little to sense to us. But is that because Mr. Diaz is well ahead of his time? I'd like to see it.
Submitted Jan 29, 2010 6:10PM by xdanish020 - 56 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
CCF president Lino Santoro speaks out about use of modified MMA rules in Edmonton
Colleseo Championship Fighting President Pasqualino Santoro spoke with MMAcanada recently about his request to the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission to use the international modified rules of MMA, as opposed to the unified rules of mixed martial arts. As well we discussed the controversy surrounding the decision by the Edmonton commission to sanction his CCF V: Resurrection event February 27th.
Submitted Jan 29, 2010 5:36PM by Gogoplatapus - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Lil' Nog Is A "Horrible Fight" For Forrest Griffin
At least Forrest Griffin thinks so. "That is a horrible fight for me. I have trained with his brother a little bit, so he already has the 'inside scoop' on me, he's a southpaw, has got a good chin, and has good power. Plus he is pretty solid on the ground. The only place I would have an advantage would be wrestling... and my wrestling is not that good. So yeah, that’s a tough match up for me. I'd do it, if that’s what they wanted, but being straight up, there are other guys I'd rather fight."
Submitted Jan 29, 2010 1:52PM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
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