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UFC 101 Bonuses
(demandmma.com)
Anderson wins KO of the night and Fight of the night. BJ Penn wins sub of the night.
Submitted Aug 9, 2009 2:25AM by BDON911 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA pioneer Don Frye out of Aug. 28 "M-1 Breakthrough," event moved to Kansas City
(mmajunkie.com)
M-1 Global's Aug. 28 event, "Breakthrough," has suffered another setback as Don Frye has backed out of the evening's main event. Frye's opponent, Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal, released the information in a recent video blog posted on YouTube. "Don Frye, I guess, pulled out because he didn't like the location of the fight," Lawal says in the video. "It was originally supposed to be in Los Angeles, but I guess they moved it to Kansas City or something. I'm trying to still get that payday, so they're going to find a replacement to take his spot." Sources close to the event have since confirmed Frye's withdrawal from the card with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), as well as the relocation of the event to Kansas City. SI.com first broke the news that "M-1 Breakthrough" would not be happening in Los Angeles in conjunction with IMMAE, an international MMA trade show. Much was made of M-1 Global's lack of a promoter's license in California, but sources close to the event point to a financial backer withdrawing its commitment as the real culprit. While M-1 Global has yet to make an official announcement regarding a venue in Kansas City, the organization would most likely look to Memorial Hall, the same venue that hosted a June event from the company's "M-1 Challenge" team-vs.-team event series. Sources close to the event said a replacement for Frye is likely to be announced as soon as Monday, and the show – which will be broadcast on HDNet – will go on despite the changes.
Submitted Aug 8, 2009 1:12PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Nick Diaz vs. Jay Hieron On 8/15 May Be Off
(411mania.com)
And now, your Strikeforce Bad Break Of The Day...Nick Diaz was supposed to take a drug test ahead of his 8/15 Strikeforce fight with Jay Hieron last night and trainer Cesar Gracie said he'd be there for it. He wasn't. Diaz reps claimed he was training but promised he'd take a test Monday. The problem is that the CSAC believes the test would have had to be taken last night to get the results back in time, and while they agreed to the Monday test, they feel that there is a good chance that the results of the test will not be back in time to clear Diaz for the show. If that's the case the fight is probably off.
Submitted Aug 8, 2009 7:58AM by DCRage - 21 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
BJ Penn is a little small...
(mmamania.com)
“His intensity seemed forced, and he seemed a little small. I am ready to go five five-minute rounds, and we will see tomorrow night if he is ready too. I sacrificed a lot more than B.J. B.J. may have done a lot to get ready for this fight, but I doubt he did more than me. I have dotted all my I’s and crossed all my T’s, I am ready to go.” - Kenflo I thought Kenny looked smaller than BJ, but what do I know... EDIT: Sorry if this belongs with the news and not here...
Submitted Aug 8, 2009 7:30AM by breakdown5 - 16 comments
 
"Best of Pride" coming to Spike TV!
(demandmma.com)
Check out some of the new programming to debut this year on Spike TV, including a series dedicated to the greatest fights in Pride history!!!!
Submitted Aug 7, 2009 8:30PM by BrutalKnockOut - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC, PrideFC, General MMA
 
Wilson Gouveia Off 102 With Injury
(411mania.com)
Ed Herman might've picked a bad time to step out of his UFN 19 fight for a UFC 102 fight. After James Irvin went down with an injury and was forced off UFC 102, Herman stepped up to be the replacement and face Wilson Gouveia. Now Gouveia is off due to a back injury. No word on if there will be a replacement for Gouveia.
Submitted Aug 7, 2009 6:07PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Edith fired for being hungover?
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Edith LeBelle is officially no longer a UFC Octagon girl, as fans suspected when they noticed she had been removed from the UFC site. "Something happened, but at this time, I can only confirm that Edith no longer works for the UFC," her manager told MMA FanHouse. The ‘something’ that happened has not been made public by the UFC either. In fact the UFC has made no comment on the Canadian’s departure at all. But Fighters Only has been given to understand that LaBelle landed in hot water after phoning the UFC on the morning of UFC 100 and telling them she was too ill to work the event that night. The UFC apparently disputed that and claimed she was hungover from partying in Las Vegas the night before. As a result, she was dismissed with immediate effect, which is why viewers did not see her working the Octagon at UFC 100.
Submitted Aug 7, 2009 6:05PM by grappler0000 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
UFC 101 Weigh-Ins Results
(mmajunkie.com)
The weigh-ins for tomorrow's UFC 101 event are now in the books. Everyone made weight so all the fights are official. Also of note perhaps is that Amir Sadollah came in a whopping 3.5 pounds under the limit, coming in at 166.5.
Submitted Aug 7, 2009 5:21PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wolfslair sign merchandising deal with TapouT
(mmabay.co.uk)
Wolfslair co-owner, Anthony McGann told us tonight: “In another first by the Wolfslair gym and UK MMA, we are proud to announce we have done a major, major merchandising deal with TapouT and products will be available globally in the coming weeks. Check out TapouT.com in the coming days for more details.”
Submitted Aug 7, 2009 2:20PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Matt Lindland 'Very Confident' He Will Make Strikeforce Debut in Fall
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Matt Lindland was last seen losing to Vitor Belfort via knockout in just 37 seconds at "Affliction: Day of Reckoning" in January. Since then, his name has come up as a potential opponent for several young middleweights, but nothing every materialized.
Submitted Aug 7, 2009 10:51AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Forrest Griffin Embraces Challenge of Solving Anderson Silva's Riddle
(mma.fanhouse.com)
PHILADELPHIA -- From the beginning, he's been the underdog. You want to talk about taking the hard road? In his first professional fight, Forrest Griffin didn't face a fellow rookie. He didn't even compete against a hot prospect. The first time he stepped into a cage, Griffin fought Dan "the Beast" Severn, an ex-UFC tournament champion in his 58th career fight.
Submitted Aug 7, 2009 10:50AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fedor Emelianenko May Receive Strikeforce Title Shot in Debut After All
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Earlier this week, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said that he would like to "build" to a title fight between current Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem and the organization's newest big man, Fedor Emelianenko.
Submitted Aug 7, 2009 8:29AM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
UFC president Dana White dishes insults, takes aim at rival "Strike-farce"
(mmajunkie.com)
PHILADELPHIA - It appears the friendly rivalry between the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Strikeforce is no more. Although Dana White previously had been complimentary of Strikeforce and its co-founder and president, Scott Coker, the UFC president today referred to the organization as "Strike-farce" and hinted that counter-programming and public criticism – often-used weapons with former rivals such as EliteXC and Affliction – could be on the way.
Submitted Aug 7, 2009 8:24AM by emfleek - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WEC's long-awaited 125-pound weight class likely to come in early 2010
(mmajunkie.com)
World Extreme Cagefighting's long-awaited 125-pound division will likely be implemented and stocked for an early 2010 debut. That's the word from WEC co-founder and general manager Reed Harris, who discussed the new flyweight division on Thursday's special "Primetime" edition of MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio).
Submitted Aug 7, 2009 8:21AM by emfleek - 13 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Bring Your "A" Games, Fighters, Or Else...You're In Philly
(mmamania.com)
No, that wasn't Dana White's pre-UFC 101 pep talk to the fighters. That's a quote from Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission Executive Director Greg Sirb on what he's telling the fighters ahead of Saturday's event. He says remember this isn't Vegas or New Jersey-bring your "B" game, and Philly fans will be Philly fans...meaning the fighters are going to hear it.
Submitted Aug 7, 2009 6:31AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Silva Talks Gegard Mousasi: "We Never Even Made an Offer to Mousasi"
(bloodyelbow.com)
"Contrary to the claim made today by M-1 that Mousasi was on the phone during negotiations with Joe Silva for his services, Joe adamantly denies that is true. Had that been the case, there would have been no reason for Mousasi to call Joe to question Echteld’s claim of a $40,000/$40,000 offer from the UFC."
Submitted Aug 7, 2009 12:41AM by Wolfenstein - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Video of the Day: BJ Penn backtracking, appologetic for GSP-steroids comments
(mmatraining.com)
BJ Penn’s recent public comments about Georges St-Pierre using steroids have probably led to Dana White giving him a verbal lashing for such an idiotic comment. It’s safe to say that the UFC probably doesn’t want the negative publicity of that the MLB or WWE gets for steroids, but this news is already finding itself in front of the mainstream on news such as Yahoo!. Have a look at these two videos posted by BJ Penn *after* the story caught fire.
Submitted Aug 6, 2009 10:49PM by adamsb - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Dan Miller vs Aaron Simpson (Dan Miller replacing Ed Herman) at Sept 19 UFN
(mmaweekly.com)
Originally slated for Ed Herman vs Aaron Simpson, Herman is now fighting Wilson Gouveia after James Irvin had to back out due to injury. I like Dan Miller to win this bout by 2nd round submission - Guillotine. Those Jersey Millers can scrap! !
Submitted Aug 6, 2009 6:50PM by KaibaThedon - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ben Rothwell on lesnar : I literally knocked a guy into a concussion during sparring with a head kick.
(cagepotato.com)
"Actually, a year before he really started in MMA, Lesnar came to our camp for two weeks. He watched as I – and I’m not happy about it or bragging about it – but I literally knocked a guy into a concussion during sparring with a head kick. Lesnar just said, ‘Please don’t do that to me.’ He’s not going to forget that. He’s going to know that one hit from me and that could be it " Look out Fyodor .
Submitted Aug 6, 2009 5:57PM by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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