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Two-time UFC vet Ryan Thomas joins Bellator's season-two welterweight tourney
A source close to the tournament on Thursday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Thomas has signed an exclusive deal to compete in the promotion's season-two tournament.
Submitted Feb 11, 2010 4:07PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Josh Koscheck Is Being Photoshopped Into a Living Death
Who knows what will happen when Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley mix it up at UFC 113 (May 8th, Montreal), but Semtex has scored a first-round KO in the battle of insulting pre-fight Photoshops. Peeved at Koscheck's recent Twitter outbursts, Daley stopped by The UG earlier today to post this call to arms.
Submitted Feb 11, 2010 4:06PM by RhythmAndStyle - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
History Proves Quality Performances Are Essential to Title Aspirations
While the "what have you done for me lately" ideology that the UFC seems to be using to justify the title match-ups is evident, there are plenty of other factors. That concept also includes how impressive you've been in your performances, your drawing power, and the ability to produce hype around fights. Jon Fitch hasn't shown any of those attributes in his performances, and some would say he's putting himself into a problematic situation of being the next Yushin Okami.
Submitted Feb 11, 2010 2:52PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Evan Dunham, if you're listening, keep winning ...
I performed like crap. He’s a good fighter. He came in and did what he had to do, but I went in there not thinking about the fight. I had a lot of other things on my mind so it kind of hurt me. There was no doubt in my mind that I was going to beat Cole Miller when I fought him, but against Dunham I had a lot of problems going through my head.
Submitted Feb 11, 2010 2:49PM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Vera Still Mad About Couture Decision
"Hell no, (expletive) that decision man," Vera said. "I'm still mad about that decision." When the scorecards were read, Couture got the nod on a unanimous decision from the judges, but many felt that Vera's ability to land damage whenever the two did engage was enough for the win.
Submitted Feb 11, 2010 2:47PM by RhythmAndStyle - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Courtney Buck Replaces Caraway On March 6 WEC Card
A change has been made to the upcoming WEC card in Columbus, OH as Bryan Caraway has been forced off the show with a knee injury. Stepping in to replace him will be Courtney Buck who will now face Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace, Fredson Paixao in a featherweight contest.
Submitted Feb 11, 2010 2:45PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
EA Sports fighter Ken Shamrock says rival videogame could turn industry "on its head"
"EA Sports MMA," a soon-to-be-released rival title to the UFC and THQ's bestselling "UFC Undisputed" franchise, will be a phenomenal game that could revolutionize the MMA-videogame industry.That's the word from MMA legend Ken Shamrock, who's admittedly a bit biased since he's in the EA Sports game.
Submitted Feb 11, 2010 2:44PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Amir Sadollah vs. Dong Hyun Kim likely for UFC 114 in May
The fight card for the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Memorial Day weekend event is quickly taking shape, and a new welterweight bout is in the works: "The Ultimate Fighter 7" winner Amir Sadollah (3-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. undefeated Dong Hyun Kim (12-0-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC).
Submitted Feb 11, 2010 2:42PM by RhythmAndStyle - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jon Fitch's AKA teammate Cain Velasquez doesn't believe the guard is dead
"I wouldn't say that because everybody has that chance to submit people, and this game has grown so big that (you have to be) good in every area of MMA," Velasquez told reporters during a media teleconference promoting his fight with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 110 on Feb. 21 in Sydney, Australia.
Submitted Feb 11, 2010 2:40PM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Antonio Banuelos inked to face Damacio Page at WEC 48 in April
The WEC's first pay-per-view effort now has its first 135-pound match-up.Bantamweight fighters Antonio Banuelos (17-5 MMA, 8-4 WEC) and Damacio Page (15-4 MMA, 3-1 WEC) have signed to fight at "WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber." MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the fight Wednesday with sources close to the event.
Submitted Feb 11, 2010 2:39PM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC
Pink Slip Day in the UFC: Coleman, Nover, & Hague Cut After Losses
Phillipe Nover (0-3 in the UFC) lost a unanimous decision to Rob Emerson on the UFC 109 preliminary card, which, when added to his controversial TKO loss to Kyle Bradley and his totally legitimate decision loss to Efrain Escudero in the TUF 8 Finale, pretty much guaranteed that he’d be cut. For a guy once hailed as a 155-pound Anderson Silva, he turned out to be an epic Octagon bust. "i know you guy know coleman and hague got cut..but news flash nover's gone too"
Submitted Feb 11, 2010 2:31PM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Brian Foster Talks UFC 110 & Childhood
Brian Foster “Ready for Lytle and Australia”

PDG: You had lost your debut with the UFC but most recently beat someone close to the top ten rankings. How do you feel so far with your experiences with the promotion? Brian Foster: In the first fight I had a lot of jitters – which is understandable, but I should have performed in the first fight like I did in the second. Had it not been for the nerves I probably would have. I knew coming into the second fight with Larson that it was get it or go – if I didn't get it they would have probably ended my contract and I wouldn't have fought for the UFC anymore. It is the biggest organization in the world and I'm happy and thankful to be a part of it.
Submitted Feb 11, 2010 1:57AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, Miscellaneous
UFC Cuts Frank Trigg
Triggonomics no longer has a place in UFC. The losing streak of death today claimed Frank Trigg, who confirmed he has been cut by the promotion. Trigg went 6-1 to earn his second shot in UFC after a 2-3 run before but was TKO'd by Josh Koscheck in September then was KO'd by Matt Serra at UFC 109. He's undecided on future plans.
Submitted Feb 10, 2010 8:26PM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rampage On Rashad: "he got no chin. A big mouth, but no chin"
Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson says time off from fighting in the Octagon will not be a factor when he finally steps in the cage to face his rival Rashad Evans in a light-heavyweight battle that has been brewing since an in-cage face-off at UFC 96 following Jackson’s win over Keith Jardine.
Submitted Feb 10, 2010 4:12PM by RhythmAndStyle - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
Swimming with the sharks, UFC 109 winner Rob Emerson ready for busy 2010
Many young fighters with good camps and solid management teams often are forced to make a tough decision: Sign with a major organization such as the UFC and risk a quick release, or stay on the regional fight circuit to get that crucial experience.
Submitted Feb 10, 2010 4:09PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chael Sonnen Not Advertising His MMA Credentials in Oregon Statehouse Bid
His website describes him as “a successful realtor and vice president of Caged Promotions, a sports and music production and promotion company,” and touts his wrestling credentials both at the University of Oregon (where he earned a degree in Sociology, the hippie) and as an alternate on the U.S. Olympic squad.
Submitted Feb 10, 2010 4:01PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Cuts Tim Hague
Close may count in horseshoes, but not in UFC. After his close majority decision loss to Chris Tuchscherer at UFC 109, Tim Hague has been cut by the promotion. He went 1-2 in UFC and leaves after the losing streak of death-he beat Pat Barry in his debut but lost his next 2 fights.
Submitted Feb 10, 2010 3:45PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Josh Koscheck Could Beat Tito Ortiz at 205
When Tito Ortiz started yelling at Mark Coleman at UFC 109, many people thought that Ortiz should be picking a fight with somebody his own age.
Submitted Feb 10, 2010 3:43PM by MaxOne - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Exclusive: Mark Coleman cut from the UFC
It looks like it’s the end of the road between Mark Coleman and the UFC, as FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently been able to confirm through sources close to the situation that the UFC Hall of Famer has been released from the promotion following the recent defeat at the hands of fellow MMA legend, Randy Couture.
Submitted Feb 10, 2010 3:27PM by RhythmAndStyle - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
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