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UFC Quick Quote: Dan Hardy is exactly where he wants to be
"Being the underdog in this fight is exactly the position I want. I wouldn't have it any other way. When you step into a fight as a favourite, it takes some of the excitement and drama away from it all. It almost takes my interest out of the fight. If I'm looking at moving forward in my career and reaching the top, I'm going to need to be the underdog in a few bouts. That just shows you are taking risks and are prepared to go up against the best fighters in the world. I should always be fighting guys that are considered better than me. The moment you fight guys who are worse than you, you might as well give up
Submitted Feb 14, 2010 2:21AM by xdanish020 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
NCAA Champion Eric Larkin Moves To MMA
2003 NCAA Division 1 National Champion, Eric Larkin, will be making the move from wrestling to mixed martial arts in 2010, and has signed on with a manager while training for his debut fight. A four-time All-American wrestler at Arizona State, Larkin has trained wrestling with fighters for some time now working with Jamie Varner, and other top notch fighters in Arizona.
Submitted Feb 14, 2010 2:17AM by xdanish020 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
Anthony “Rumble” Johnson forced to pull out of March 21 bout with John Howard
Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (8-3) has had to pull out of his highly anticipated March 21 “UFC on Versus” bout with John “Doomsday” Howard (13-4) due to a knee injury. Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) was notified of Johnson’s injury this evening from an associate who spoke directly to Johnson’s manager.
Submitted Feb 14, 2010 12:35AM by jae_1833 - 9 comments
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Soares says delaying fight was never an option, but light heavyweight was
Never one to refrain from speaking his mind when asked to give his opinion, MMA manger Ed Soares has been frequently criticized as of late for trying to manipulate the UFC's matchmaking process or hand-select opponents for his clients, such as UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva. Soares once again became a focal point of attention this past week when he suggested middleweight contender Chael Sonnen needed to avenge his February 2009 loss to Demian Maia before being considered for a title shot. When Silva's UFC 112 opponent, Vitor Belfort, was forced to withdraw from the contest. Maia was named as the replacement. Several observers cried, "Foul," but Soares insists he had nothing to do with the replacement choice. Soares said the process began on Thursday while he was in Brazil. A phone call from UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta got the ball rolling.
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 8:07PM by karn501 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Alistair Overeem scheduled to face Sasa Milanovic at Glory 12 in Sarajevo
AWOL Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem continues his overseas exploits as "Demolition Man" will likely face Sasa Milanovic at Glory 12 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on April 24 according to sarajevo-x.com (via Bloody Elbow).
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 12:12PM by RhythmAndStyle - 14 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC 112: DaMarques Johnson vs Brad Blackburn on tap for April 10
Up-and-coming welterweights DaMarques Johnson (10-7) and Brad Blackburn (15-10-1) have verbally agreed to fight at UFC 112 from the Concert Arena, Ferrari World, Yas Island on April 10 in Abu Dhabi, according to MMA Fighting.
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 12:11PM by RhythmAndStyle - 6 comments
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Franklin Possible; Couture Up For Lesnar Rematch
Following his UFC 109 win over Mark Coleman, UFC president Dana White said Randy Couture was a contender in the UFC light heavyweight division, but the former two-time UFC light heavyweight titleholder and three-time heavyweight champion wouldn’t rule out fighting in the heavyweight division again.
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 12:10PM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
StrikeForce Weighs In On Shields As TUF 11 Coach
"Jake is always looking for more exposure, and try to increase his brand as an individual," Coker told MMAWeekly Radio recently. "When I heard about it, it was like when Robbie Lawler was doing The Ultimate Fighter when Matt Hughes was coaching. We see it as no different, and Chuck asked him to be the coach, and where Jake trains it doesn't matter."
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 12:08PM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
MMA Regulation Heads Towards Reality In Alabama
Are you paying attention New York? Just one week after Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle signed mixed martial arts regulation into law, the vice chair of the Alabama Boxing Commission, Casey Sears, told MMAWeekly.com that the Cotton State is ready to usher in its own sanctioning.
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 12:06PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Bellator Fighting Championships announces Canadian broadcast deal, signs Sean Pierson
Bellator Fighting Championships CEO and founder Bjorn Rebney today announced that Canadian broadcaster The Score Television Network will air the upcoming seasons two and three of Bellator's tournament-based MMA.
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 12:04PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC adds four bouts to UFC 113; Stephens vs. Stout, Belcher vs. Cote on main card
In addition to the previously announced main event of light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida in a rematch with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, the organization today confirmed a pair of main-card contests in Jeremy Stephens vs. Sam Stout and Alan Belcher vs. Patrick Cote as well as two preliminary card bouts.
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 12:02PM by RhythmAndStyle - 7 comments
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French striker Cyrille Diabate signs UFC deal, meets Luiz Cane at UFC 114
PRIDE, Cage Rage and ShoXC veteran Cyrille "The Snake" Diabate (15-6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has signed a four-fight deal with the UFC and is expected to meet Luiz Cane (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at UFC 114 in May.
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 12:01PM by RhythmAndStyle - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Melvin Guillard vs. Thiago Tavares in the works for UFC 114 in May
Slugger Melvin Guillard's (23-8-2 MMA, 6-4 UFC) tour of the UFC lightweight division's best submission fighters isn't over just yet.MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to the organization that Guillard and Brazilian Thiago Tavares (14-3-1 MMA, 4-3-1 UFC) have verbally agreed to meet at UFC 114.
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 11:59AM by RhythmAndStyle - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Demian vs. Anderson: “I still can’t believe it”
“I still don’t know where I’ll train, but I’ll go train Boxing with (Luis Carlos) Dorea for sure. My physical preparation wlll be with (Rafael) Alejarra”, Demian revealed, confirmed the training with the Nogueira brothers Boxing coach and Wanderlei Silva’s ex physical trainer.
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 11:58AM by RhythmAndStyle - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ross Pearson vs Denis Siver at UFN 21
British lightweight Ross Pearson has confirmed that he will be fighting Denis Siver at UFC Fight Night 21 on March 31st. The fight was first reported by Fighters Only on January 21st and Pearson today confirmed it via his Facebook account.
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 2:04AM by jae_1833 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva to Defend Title Against Demian Maia at UFC 112
The mystery is over... Maia will get the next shot
Submitted Feb 12, 2010 9:32PM by The_Italian_Stallion - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
It Won't Be Chael Sonnen Fighting Anderson Silva in Abu Dhabi
The great mystery as to who will step up and challenge for Anderson Silva's middleweight title at UFC 112 on April 10 is looking like it will be solved by process of elimination. Chael Sonnen, who became the number one contender with his upset of Nate Marquardt, now says he won't be making the quick turnaround to face Silva in Abu Dhabi. But with Sonnen and Vitor Belfort both ruled out, who's left?
Submitted Feb 12, 2010 6:07PM by RhythmAndStyle - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gracie: Canseco and Strikeforce CEO Coker meet to discuss potential MMA future
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker and Canseco gathered today in a San Jose, Calif.-area restaurant along with esteemed trainer Cesar Gracie to discuss the possibility of the former baseball star fighting for Strikeforce, according to Gracie, who spoke with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) Friday before the group met. *man i just posted a while ago that someone from strikeforce said the jose would not be fighting walker..strikeforce get you story straight...
Submitted Feb 12, 2010 6:02PM by RhythmAndStyle - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Tamdan McCrory eyes summer return, ready to "knock someone's head off"
It's taken Tamdan McCrory (11-3) just about five months to go from from "Barncat" to "Barnlion." McCrory recently spoke with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), and the former UFC welterweight discussed his permanent move to middleweight after a "man-spurt" that made it all but impossible to make 170 pounds.
Submitted Feb 12, 2010 5:59PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Justine Buchholz Latest Fighter Release From UFC
Team Alpha Male fighter, Justin Buchholz, is the latest casualty of the UFC 109 fighter cuts as the Alaska native has been released from his contract following a loss to Mac Danzig last weekend.
Submitted Feb 12, 2010 5:57PM by RhythmAndStyle - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
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