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White Eyeing Fenway Next Summer
Dana White isn’t one to take no for an answer. After UFC 101 in August, White said the UFC was targeting a show at Fenway Park [map] next summer. The possibility was downplayed by both Marc Ratner, the UFC’s vice president of regulation and governmental affairs, and Sam Kennedy, the Fenway Sports group president, but White remains undeterred. “It’s not if we do, it’s when we do,” White said in a recent interview. “We’re doing it. We’re coming to Fenway.”
Submitted Oct 4, 2009 5:52PM by Gogoplatapus - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
WEC general manager Reed Harris expects 2009 returns for Jamie Varner, Urijah Faber
"While two of the WEC's top fighters have been shelved with injuries for several months, the organization's general manager, Reed Harris, said he expects both Urijah Faber and Jamie Varner to return to action before the year is out. Harris recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that both fighters have been cleared by physicians and have returned to training."
Submitted Oct 4, 2009 12:49PM by Sinister - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
Strikeforce Hires it's First Matchmaker
"Rich Chou has been hired by Strikeforce to serve as the world championship mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion's first-ever official matchmaker. Chou comes to Strikeforce with 10 years of experience in the MMA business. During his tenure in the sport, he has functioned in the same capacity with two other organizations and worn a number of other hats including that of competitor and referee."
Submitted Oct 4, 2009 12:46PM by Sinister - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Forrest on run from cage : " truth is ......................
“That’s dumb. [People who criticized me leaving the cage] are idiots. Why? Nobody cares. I mean, I don’t think the losers were going to speak that night anyway, you know. Just get on with the next fight already. This guy actually asked me a good question the other day, and this is a real story and I really like it: first off, he was very confrontational; I didn’t like him much to begin with, and he goes, ‘Hey, man, I have to know,’ because it’s his business to know, ‘why did you run out of the cage that night after the Silva fight?’ And I said, ‘Look, man, I haven’t told anybody, let’s keep this on the down low.......
Submitted Oct 3, 2009 3:42PM by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA - 44 comments
Filed under: UFC
MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba added to DREAM.11, Daisuke Nakamura rescheduled
"MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba (24-12-1) was earlier today announced as a late addition to Tuesday's DREAM.11 event by the Japanese-based organization. An opponent for "The Gracie Hunter" has not yet been named. In a bit of additional card-shuffling, lightweight Daisuke Nakamura was moved to the promotion's Oct. 25 event, DREAM.12."
Submitted Oct 3, 2009 1:33PM by Sinister - 7 comments
Filed under: Dream
ATT- Kimbo Back to School
"A pack of wolves waited for Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson when he entered the flagship gym of American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Fla., on Thursday. Position to position, hour to hour, Thiago Alves, Luis Cane, Mike Brown, Yves Edwards, Jorge Santiago, and Dan Cramer drilled Kimbo in jiu-jitsu. The hardened veterans didn't hold back. Boxing coach Howard Davis got a little time, but striking took a back seat to the mat."
Submitted Oct 3, 2009 1:24PM by Sinister - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nogueira vs. Gonzaga in December ?
According to Luiz Aves, Nogueira’s Muay Thai coach, this fight can happen. “It’s not 100% yet, but Rodrigo might fight in December. When I was in the US, I heard some rumors that he could face Napão (Gonzaga)… It’s not right yet, but I heard that he could fight him, then would move forward to the title. I think, by the middle of 2010, we’ll fight for the title again”, revealed Alves.
Submitted Oct 3, 2009 12:32PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
"UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun" event preview show debuts Oct. 19 on Spike TV
"UFC's traditional event-preview show returns to Spike TV on Oct. 4 with a look at "UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun." "UFC 104 Countdown," which focuses on UFC light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida preparing to defend his belt for the first time and top contender and former PRIDE star Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, airs on Oct. 19 at 11 p.m. ET/PT with replays on Oct. 22 (1 p.m. ET/PT) and Oct. 24 (6 p.m. ET/PT)."
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 7:13PM by Sinister - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva set for UFC 108 co-main event in January
"With Quinton "Rampage" Jackson withdrawing from a December contest with Rashad Evans (13-1-1 MMA, 8-1-1 UFC) to pursue an acting role, "Sugar's" next move has been uncertain for several weeks. That period is over."
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 7:11PM by Sinister - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
"Inside MMA" preview: Evans says fighting only way he and "Rampage" will settle differences
"Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans may soon be fighting Thiago Silva, but his rivalry with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson isn't disappearing anytime soon. On tonight's episode of "Inside MMA," Evans tells Ron Kruck that the rivalry began in 2007, and an eventual fight will be the only way the conflict is ever settled."
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 7:09PM by Sinister - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Herb Dean Gives his Side of the Kimbo/Nelson Fight
"MMAWeekly.com on Thursday spoke exclusively to referee Herb Dean, who oversaw the elimination fight between Roy Nelson and Kimbo Slice on the third episode of "The Ultimate Fighter: The Heavyweights." Nelson used his grappling prowess to overcome Slice, earning a TKO stoppage in just over two minutes of the second round." A much needed interview
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 7:05PM by Sinister - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Report: Nogueira Next For Lesnar-Carwin Winner
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that the winner of Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin for the UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 106 will next/first defend against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Although Nogueira recently asked for a rematch with Frank Mir, that request was turned down and "Minotauro" likely gets his title shot next, which should come in early 2010.
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 3:13PM by DCRage - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
MFC 22 live tonight on HDNET : Jason Macdonald vs Travis Lutter
Jason MacDonald (185.5) vs. Travis Lutter (185.5) Antonio McKee (156) vs. Carlo Prater (158) John Alessio (169.5) vs. Luigi Fioravanti (171) Mike Nickels (206) vs. David Heath (205) Marvin Eastman (205) vs. Ryan Jimmo (204.5) Pete Spratt (171) vs. Nathan Gunn (170) Jared Kilkenny (205) vs. Dwayne Lewis (204) Paapa Inkumusha (169.5) vs. Jason Heit (170) Joe Christopher (171) vs. Andrew Buckland (170.5) Jesse MacDougall (168) vs. Nick Hrynchshyn (170) sicc card
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 1:54PM by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA - 19 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
WEC "Definitely" Doing PPV In 2010
While WEC executives wait for a resolution that will get Versus and thus WEC back on DirecTV, WEC GM Reed Harris also revealed that the promotion will "definitely" go to the PPV model in 2010. No date yet but Harris says it depends on the Versus schedule, particularly with the schedule for the Tour De France, which airs in the US on Versus.
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 9:40AM by DCRage - 17 comments
Filed under: WEC
WEC Veterans Yoshiro Maeda and Chase Beebe Clash at DREAM.12
The latest addition to DREAM's "white cage" show was announced today during a press conference at DEEP Official Gym in Tokyo, and it features two fighters well acquainted with DREAM's new fighting surface of choice. One time WEC title contender Yoshiro Maeda (25-7-2) will meet former bantamweight champion Chase Beebe (12-4) in a 139-pound scrap at Osaka Castle Hall on October 25th. Both men will be looking to get back in the swing of things after being eliminated from DREAM's Featherweight Grand Prix earlier in the year.
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 8:54AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC, Dream
Keith Kizer: Herb Dean Refereed Kimbo Slice-Roy Nelson Perfectly
A day after the Kimbo Slice vs. Roy Nelson fight aired on The Ultimate Fighter, the victorious Nelson lashed out at referee Herb Dean, referring to Dean as "a retard" for failing to stop the fight when Nelson was raining punches down on Kimbo late in the first round. But Dean's boss, Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer, begs to differ. In an interview with FanHouse, Kizer said he thinks Dean handled the fight perfectly. The full interview is below.
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 8:50AM by emfleek - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nelson-Slice Nabs 6.1 Million Viewers
"A record-setting 6.1 million viewers tuned in to watch Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson enter the Octagon with Roy Nelson, who earned a second-round technical knockout over the Internet backyard brawler Wednesday on “The Ultimate Fighter 10,” according to a press release from Spike TV. "
Submitted Oct 1, 2009 9:06PM by Sinister - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Roy Nelson says he's just fine being the official suck-meter of the UFC
"Former IFL heavyweight champion and current "The Ultimate Fighter 10" cast member Roy Nelson has never been one to hide his true feelings. And one day after his win over Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson was broadcast to the world, "Big Country" is no different. Comfortable in his one-sided TKO win, Nelson believes he matches up just fine with everyone in the UFC's heavyweight division, is proud of the fact that he perfectly predicted his win, and thinks it's time for Slice to take a look at the UFC's 205-pound division. Oh, and then there's the suck-meter thing."
Submitted Oct 1, 2009 6:49PM by Sinister - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kimbo vs Nelson Training Bonanza
Though the fight between Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson and former International Fight League champion Roy Nelson may have received criticism for the hype coming in compared to the product going out, it was a resounding success in one key aspect... television ratings. Episode three of The Ultimate Fighter: The Heavyweights – featuring Kimbo’s first fight under the UFC banner – produced the highest numbers in Spike TV history in many key categories and vaulted into the Top 5 of the most-watched bouts in the history of televised mixed martial arts in the United States. Not a surprise really. This easily could've been a Strikeforce Main Event or argueably a Fight Night main event.
Submitted Oct 1, 2009 6:47PM by Sinister - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nelson: ‘I Hit My Home Run’
"Former International Fight League heavyweight champion Roy Nelson “called his shot” when he ousted Internet street-fighting legend Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson on the latest episode of “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 10. Consider it his ode to the Sultan of Swat. “I called it the night before,” Nelson said during a Thursday teleconference. “I just wanted to point out to the guys that this was how I was going to win. And guess what? That’s how I won. I did a Babe Ruth. I hit my home run.” Pegged as the Season 10 favorite by many pundits, Nelson strapped Slice in a crucifix and finished him with strikes on the ground in the second round of their heavyweight scrap, which aired to record ratings on Spike TV. According to preliminary figures, the episode drew 5.3 million viewers and peaked with 6.1 million during the actual fight. "
Submitted Oct 1, 2009 6:42PM by Sinister - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
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