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UFC lightweight Roger Huerta waiting for the call to fight his "last fight"
Popular UFC lightweight Roger Huerta - the first mixed martial artist to ever grace the cover of Sports Illustrated - hasn't been mentioned much in recent months. After declining to renew his contract with the UFC in January, Huerta said in the most recent episode of HDNet's "Inside MMA" that he's been stuck waiting by the phone. "To be honest I'm just waiting for that phone call," Huerta said.
Submitted Mar 28, 2009 2:58PM by Twenty20Dollars - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
Penn: We Plan On Making This Fight Happen At UFC 101
Accordint to a recent post on BJ Penn's official website, Penn has verbally agreed to defend his UFC Lightweight Title against Kenny Florian at UFC 101 and intends to sign the paperwork sometime today. Penn's camp also says Florian has signed the paperwork already.
Submitted Mar 28, 2009 1:01PM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Report: Gamburyan vs. Franchi At WEC 41
Former UFC LIghtweight and TUF 5 runner-up Manny Gamburyan, making a drop to Featherweight, likely will make his 145 debut at WEC 41 against John Franchi.
Submitted Mar 28, 2009 9:18AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: WEC
K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 in Yokohama Results
Mitsugu Noda def. Yang Rae Yoo via Unanimous Decision K-1 Heavyweight Title Tournament Bouts Keijiro Maeda def. Melvin Manhoef via KO (Punch) at 2:01 of Round 1 Gokhan Saki def. Tyrone Spong via KO (Punch) at 1:57 of Ext. Round Semmy Schilt def. Hesdy Gerges via Unanimous Decision Ewerton Teixeira def. Jerome Le Banner via Split Decision (2nd Ext. Round) Glaube Feitosa def. Junichi Sawayashiki via KO (Punch) at 0:47 of Round 2 Peter Aerts def. Errol Zimmerman via Unanimous Decision (Ext. Round) K-1 Heavyweight Title Tournament Final Keijiro Maeda def. Gokhan Saki via Majority Decision (Ext. Round) Keijiro Maeda becomes the second K-1 Heavyweight Champion! Remy Bonjasky def. Alistair Overeem via Unanimous Decision (30-28 x 3) Figured I'd add this considering Overeem and Manhoef's inclusions on the card.
Submitted Mar 28, 2009 8:15AM by lohmann - 20 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's, Other Combat Sports
Exclusive early look at 'UFC Undisputed 2009'
Detailed look at the controls, game modes, and basics of the game.
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 11:08PM by Wolfenstein - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Akihiro Gono released from the UFC, now in negotiations with Sengoku
The UFC has decided to part ways with PRIDE FC veteran Akihiro Gono following his decision loss to Jon Fitch at UFC 94 in January. The loss was Gono’s second consecutive loss in the UFC and it dropped his overall record with the company to 1-2.
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 11:05PM by Wolfenstein - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Overeem applauds Bonjasky for services to acting
On cue, Overeem's girlfriend Anne took to the stage to present a replica ‘Oscar’ statuette to a smiling Bonjasky. Bonjasky did not miss a beat. "I will put this with all my trophies - the big ones! And Alistair, maybe you should stop the drugs, because you're also getting big. Bigger and bigger - even your clothes don't fit you any more!" Overeem laughed. “I'm from Holland, everybody in Holland does drugs!"
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 10:56PM by Wolfenstein - 10 comments
Filed under: Dream
Jake Shields Responds To Joe Riggs
When asked about Riggs’ comments that Shields’ “girlfriend or wife probably slaps him around standing up,” the former EliteXC champion said Riggs should focus on his own game. “I think he needs to concentrate on his fighting skills instead of talking. I would kick the crap out of him. I don’t think he would make it past the first round with me.
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 10:45PM by Wolfenstein - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Is Mark Ecko In Serious Financial Trouble?
Possibly, and that's not good for a few notable UFC fighters. Ecko, founder and famed designed of Ecko clothing, is reportedly at least $170 million in debt and may be forced to sell off pieces of his businesses to help financial woes and pay off creditors. Ecko recently started sponsoring MMA fighters including Frank Mir, Michael Bisping, and Nate Diaz.
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 10:21PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Lawal To Have ACL Surgery, Out 3 Months
Muhammad "King Mo" Lawal now has some free time now to admire his "kingdom" from his "throne". He's due to have surgery for a completely torn ACL next week, an injury that apparently was bothering him going into Sengoku 7, and is expected to be out 3 months after surgery and including rehab.
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 10:18PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
Lashley To Face Ex-NFL Player Next
Bobby Lashley's next MMA fight, scheduled for April 25 at XFC Regional Conflict in Tennessee, is now set. Lashley will face Marcus Jones (4-2), a former NFL player taken in the first round by Tampa Bay in '96 who played 6 years in the NFL.
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 10:16PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Province Off WEC 40, Budnik In
The injury bug is starting to bite WEC, as there has been another late change to the WEC 40 card. Cole Province, who was to have faced Rafael Dias, is now off due to an undisclosed injury. Mike Budnik is the short-notice replacement.
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 10:14PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC
Royce wants GSP
Royce Gracie was on the Bubba the Love Sponge show yesterday and when asked about his plans to fight again, he said he wanted back into the UFC and was interested in a fight with Georges St Pierre. He even went so far as to tell Bubba to bring it up with Dana when he’s on next week.
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 1:07PM by MMA - 37 comments
Filed under: UFC
Wanderlei Silva Will Show All His Heart On June 13
Despite being in a serious slump lately, Wanderlei Silva says he has no plans to retire soon and will keep fighting as long as people say they'll keep watching his fights because they will be good fights. He also says he will show all his heart on June 13 against Rich Franklin and will be there to KO or be KO'd.
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 11:59AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
This Day In MMA History: March 27
March 27 is remembered, by MMA fans, as a day that will forever live in infamy. It marked the day Zuffa made a purchase that was to make UFC the MMA megapower of the world. But it ultimately marked the beginning of the journey that, a few months later, ended with the death of the PRIDE Fighting Championships.
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 8:20AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Barnett Confronts Aleks Emilianenko
"If you want a rematch Aleks all you have to do is come up to me somewhere and say something. Talk any kind of sh*t you want and it's on. If you got the guts, we will do it right then and there and I for one will make sure you won't be able to ask for much of anything, let alone a rematch ,when I am done with you."
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 8:01AM by Wolfenstein - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA
ShoMMA Coming Soon To Showtime
With Strikeforce returning to Showtime, plans are in place to bring back the old "ShoXC" program to Showtime under the name "ShoMMA". The events, with the first one tentatively scheduled for May 15 in Fresno, CA, will feature fight cards with prospects and up-and-coming talent.
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 7:58AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Gegard Mousasi to make light heavyweight debut vs. Sokoudjou at DREAM.9
DREAM middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi will make his light heavyweight debut on May 25 at DREAM.9 vs. UFC and Affliction veteran Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou.
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 7:56AM by Wolfenstein - 14 comments
Filed under: Dream
Vancouver says not yet to MMA
Mixed martial arts isn't returning to Vancouver; at least not yet. Council members voted against having the Vancouver Athletic Commission sanction MMA events Thursday. Instead it has asked the province to provide the sanctioning body for the sport just as it did in September 2007 when MMA became effectively banned in the city.
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 7:54AM by Wolfenstein - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
WEC vets Danillo Villefort and Jesse Lennox expected to meet at UFC 101
A bout between former WEC welterweights and UFC newcomers Danillo Villefort (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Jesse Lennox (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will likely take place at UFC 101.
Submitted Mar 26, 2009 7:55PM by Wolfenstein - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
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