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CUNG LE LIKELY TO FIGHT AGAIN IN 2008
(mmaweekly.com)
“He’ll be back in the gym. He’s still training, and he’ll be back at it,” he stated. Afromowitz also mentioned the possibility of different opponents for Le in his next fight, ranging from a rematch with Shamrock to a showdown with a top ranked middleweight. “You know, it’s a possibility he might wind up fighting (Kazuo) Misaki, who we were hoping he’d fight last November, but there was scheduling conflicts on Misaki’s side, so it didn’t happen,” Afromowitz commented on potential opponents. “Misaki’s a fighter that we recently signed, so Cung may wind up fighting him or he may just go back and fight Frank (Shamrock) again for his next fight, but he’ll be back.” As previously mentioned, Le’s next movie project is set to begin filming over the next few months, but Strikeforce executives are expecting him to fight again in 2008. “I think he’ll fight one more fight before the end of this year,” stated Afromowitz. Fans will also have to wait to see Le’s role in Tekken as well because the film is not slated to hit theatres until sometime in 2009
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 9:41AM by SmileR - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Jake Shields targets Nick Thompson for EliteXC title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
EliteXC's first-ever welterweight champion will be determined in July, when the organization returns to the CBS airwaves. Veterans Jake Shields (20-4-1) and Nick Thompson (36-9-1), each riding impressive win streaks, will square off for the belt. Shields can't wait. After all, he hand picked his opponent. Shields discussed the events leading up to the bout on a recent edition of TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I'm really excited about this fight," Shields said. "I think we're both, me and Nick, right at the top of our group. We're both on a huge win streak. This is the fight I asked for." The title fight takes place July 19 at the Stockton Arena in Stockton, Calif. Shields expected to fight on the nationally televised event, but he didn't initially expect Thompson to be his opponent. Shields had long been planning to face UFC veteran Drew Fickett for the belt. Strangely, however, Fickett pulled out of a scheduled June date with Shields due to injury, only to compete in a smaller organization around the same time. "It's kind of weird," Shields said. "I don't know what happened. I know I was supposed to fight him on the 14th (of June), and on the 7th he fought someone else. I think it was (a) really easy (fight) on the 7th. ... Obviously it was a stupid move. I don't know what he was thinking. That EliteXC would just be like, 'no big deal?' Obviously they weren't happy if they dropped his contract."
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 9:37AM by SmileR - 3 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Why Did Kimbo Choose MMA Over Boxing?
(mma-zone.com)
Kimbo would be destroyed by a medium to top level MMA fighter just as he would against a medium to top level boxer.
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 12:51AM by holt8081 - 35 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Jason Reinhardt wants Miguel Torres
(mma-zone.com)
MMA veteran Jason Reinhardt is eyeing Miguel Torres and World Extreme Cagefighting’s 135-pound division.
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 12:46AM by holt8081 - 10 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Sokoudjou: "He's the guy I go home and study"
(fighthype.com)
"Hopefully, Mr. Joe Silva will give me the fight I want. I've fought twice in the UFC and both times, it was for the UFC and the guys they wanted me to fight. I hope this time they will give me the guy I want for a change and I will be happy," stated UFC light heavyweight Sokoudjou as he continues to stress his desire to face Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. Check out what else he had to say as he explains why a fight with Rua is important to him. Plus, Sokoudjou shares his thoughts on Anderson Silva and Brandon Vera fighting at light heavyweight and much more.
Submitted Jun 27, 2008 5:54PM by Porch28 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
One more rung?: Interview with Ricardo Almeida
(mmamania.com)
Climbing the ladder to the top of the UFC middleweight division just might go through Hamilton, New Jersey. That’s because that’s where the Ricardo Almeida Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (RABJJ) Academy is and where Ricardo Almeida is preparing for UFC 86 when he will take on heavy-handed Patrick Cote for a fight that could very well have title implications. Check it out:
Submitted Jun 27, 2008 4:59PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
James Irvin: The Spoiler?
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC is banking on Anderson Silva getting a highlight reel knockout win over James Irvin on July 19th. While I do think that is the most likely result, Irvin is definitely capable of knocking Silva out. This is nowhere near the "safe" fight some people are making it out to be.
Submitted Jun 27, 2008 4:56PM by MMAcca - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Exclusive Interview: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson
(cagepotato.com)
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is one of MMA’s most charismatic stars, but the UFC light heavyweight champ has also become one of the world’s best fighters since moving from Pride to the UFC. In this exclusive interview, “Rampage” discusses his evolution as an athlete, his upcoming title fight against Forrest Griffin, and what he hates most about life as an MMA fighter.
Submitted Jun 27, 2008 3:56PM by Porch28 - 2 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC
 
Edson Draggo in a coma, in "grave condition"
(subfighter.com)
Today, we received a call from the black belt Mario Sperry informing us that the boxer and MMA fighter Edson Draggo, suffered a serious motorcycle accident in Rio de Janeiro. "Ï received a call from Sul saying that he had suffered a motorcycle accident. I called Thiago Silva, who is in Rio at his house, and he told me that he did not know about Draggo, that he left yesterday afternoon and didn't come back
Submitted Jun 27, 2008 3:47PM by Porch28 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mark DellaGrotte Interview
(insidefighting.com)
The crowd roared its approval for Mike Campbell as he won at the World Championship Fighting 3 card Friday night in Wilmington, Mass. But while most of Campbell’s entourage celebrated after he finished Rich Moskowitz with strikes in the first round of the night’s main event, his head trainer was far from satisfied.
Submitted Jun 27, 2008 3:44PM by Porch28 - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Rothwell can make statement at Affliction
(sports.yahoo.com)
To most passengers who were hustling to their gates at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, the two large men eating lunch together didn’t merit so much as a second glance. But those who know mixed martial arts had to do a double take when they walked by and saw Ben Rothwell and Andrei Arlovski sharing a quiet meal together while awaiting a flight to Chicago
Submitted Jun 27, 2008 3:43PM by Porch28 - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Josh Koscheck Looking to Leave His Mark
Josh Koscheck Looking to Leave His Mark By Chuck Mindenhall For opponents reading into Josh Koscheck these days, it’s a bit like reading the fine print: Wrestling with“Kos” may result in serious injury…those who refuse to wrestle are subject to getting holes punched in their face…some submissions may apply. In other words, Koscheck has come a long way from his Edinboro University wrestling days, when it was all about ground control; this is a well-rounded mixed martial arts fighter who destroyed Dustin Hazelett at UFC 82 with strikes, and who defeated Diego Sanchez while focusing on a disciplined standup attack. www.ufc.com
Submitted Jun 27, 2008 3:39PM by casey64 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: “Babalu,” Misaki to appear on next Strikeforce at the Playboy mansion card
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
MMA Rated recently conducted an interview with Scott Coker, the CEO of Strikeforce, regarding what’s ahead for the promotion. Coker had some very interesting things to say in the interview. Here are some highlights:
Submitted Jun 27, 2008 3:33PM by Porch28 - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Nick Diaz vs Hayato Sakurai set to face each other at DREAM.6
(dreamfighters.com)
DreamFighters.com has learned that the scapped match between Hayato Sakurai and Nick Diaz at DREAM.5 (due to nick's contract obligations) has been postponed until September, DREAM.6.
Submitted Jun 27, 2008 3:21PM by kastro_316 - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Fight Camp / Team
 
Fight with Thomson could be better than Shamrock vs. Le
(mmajunkie.com)
In one of the most intriguing lightweight match-ups in recent memory outside of the UFC, Strikeforce world lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez (14-1) will be taking on longtime friend and training partner Josh Thomson (14-2). Melendez thinks it will be a battle for the ages. "El Niño" previewed the upcoming bout on a recent edition of TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Jun 27, 2008 2:00PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Retraction: Update On Kimbo Slice vs. Brett Rogers
(fightline.com)
Last week Fightline.com reported that Kimbo Slice vs. Brett Rogers was a done deal and that the fight was set for October. (Click here to view that report) While this is a likely possibility it remains just a possibility and is far from a done deal with nothing being signed and platforms, venues and other considerations still up in the air. EliteXC VP and matchmaker Jared Shaw contacted Fightline.com to clarify his position and update our readership on the status of this fight after viewing how the story had been picked up and used on other websites. "Slice-Rogers is far from a done deal. They have each other and this is definitely on the horizon but currently we don't know what our platform will be for the months of October and November and on. It's a fight that is likely to happen within a year." Shaw also told Fightline.com that Rogers is currently in the mix and being discussed as Kimbo's next opponent but there are also two other intriguing names out there for Kimbo and a decision has yet to be made for his next fight.
Submitted Jun 27, 2008 12:19PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, Interviews
 
Melendez: fight with Thomson could be better than Shamrock vs. Le
(mmajunkie.com)
In one of the most intriguing lightweight match-ups in recent memory outside of the UFC, Strikeforce world lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez (14-1) will be taking on longtime friend and training partner Josh Thomson (14-2). Melendez thinks it will be a battle for the ages. "El Niño" previewed the upcoming bout on a recent edition of TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "We've trained together, we've banged together, and I think it's going to be one for the history books," Melendez said. Melendez and Thomson's well-documented friendship is still firmly intact. There is no manufactured hype or drama between the two. Instead, two of the lightweight division's most exciting fighters will meet in a match-up of well-rounded combatants. "One thing about Josh and I that is different than a lot of MMA fighters is that we are real MMA fighters," the 26-year-old said. "We're well-rounded. We're willing to stand, we're willing to wrestle, and we're willing to do jiu-jitsu. But we're at our best when we can do MMA -- do all the transitions, do everything. So it makes for a really good match-up, a really good scrap." The California-based Strikeforce organization has found success in promoting shows that cash in on local story lines. Earlier this year, fans were treated to an exciting clash between local residents Cung Le and Frank Shamrock in a bout billed as "The Battle for San Jose." Melendez believes this fight may turn out even better. "Frank and Cung Le are big names in the Bay area, and they put on a great show," Melendez said. "But I think Josh and I have been around for a while. We're top level. And it's going to make for a great fight."
Submitted Jun 27, 2008 10:46AM by SmileR - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Tim Sylvia: "It's time to see if Fedor still has what it takes to be #1"
(fighthype.com)
Although Fedor is the top-ranking heavyweight in the world, there's no doubt that Tim Sylvia is a force to be reckoned with. With a full 8 inches and 30 pounds over Fedor, Sylvia is a monster with an impressive record, surprisingly quick hands and a long reach that many opponents find hard to escape. His size and striking power, coupled with a rock-em sock-em attitude and stamina are a dangerous combination every time he steps in front of an opponent. Trying to regain the championship title in a fight in 2004, Sylvia wouldn't tap out when Frank Mir locked him in an armbar, even after his arm was snapped. The ref had to put an end the fight, because Sylvia, broken arm and all wouldn't give up. Fedor, who has already proved himself in the ring, is looking to earn a different kind of reputation with the American people. "As far as American fans, I'd like them to get to know me personally…not just as a fighter - as a human being as well.' And Sylvia, who has suffered from some criticism and controversy, has a personal, as well as professional, agenda as well - he's just looking for a little respect. A win against the current world heavyweight champion just might quiet the chatter and earn him the respect he yearns for. In Sylvia's own words, "It's time to see if Fedor still has what it takes to be #1."
Submitted Jun 27, 2008 10:44AM by SmileR - 40 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Michael Bisping vs Chris Leben UFC 89 fight set for Birmingham
(mmamania.com)
The 185-pound clash between Michael Bisping (16-1) and Chris Leben (18-4) is back on and will take place at the National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham, England, on October 9, according to recent comments from UK UFC President Marshall Zelaznik in an interview with SetantaSports.com. Here’s the snip: “Two of our amazing fighters, Michael Bisping and Chris Leben, have just agreed to fight. Everyone knows about Leben’s striking power, and it’s the strike fest everyone wants. It’s the fight everyone wants to see.” Indeed, this has fireworks written all over it — both men prefer to keep on the feet and throw leather. If it does go to the ground, however, Leben possesses a distinct advantage with his underrated ground skills. “The Crippler” and “The Count” were set to bang it out at UFC 85: “Bedlam” earlier this month. But Leben was jailed for an old parole violation when he turned himself in, which he needed to do if he wanted to obtain a visa to travel overseas to fight in London.
Submitted Jun 27, 2008 10:41AM by SmileR - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Coach says Wanderlei is adapting
(mmaweekly.com)
MMAWeekly: How do you see Wanderlei’s last fight against Keith Jardine? Rafael Alejarra: We know we were coming from negative results (against Chuck Liddell), but we are always in evolution, not only technically, but also the cardio-resistance. But some of our results don’t depend only on those factors. In Wanderlei’s last fight he was more adapted with the new changes, with the rules, training sessions, the environment and sparring. MMAWeekly: We could see that Wanderlei was 100% for his last fight. We also know that differently from his first fight now he had good sparring training, different coaches. How about your area, did you do anything different? Rafael Alejarra: Wanderlei truly came ready for this fight, and thanks to his training and great sparring. About my area, I’ve been using the HIPOXIA training style. It’s a very good training that is already used in Cuba with boxers and now I am adapting it to MMA. And I can tell that due to the time of training and adaptation, our results were better than in Wanderlei’s first fight. MMAWeekly: Many fans were thinking that Wanderlei’s problem was his emotional side and due to that he wasn’t doing good in his fights. In his last fight, he shaved his head and fought exactly as the earlier times. What happened? What changed? Rafael Alejarra: I wouldn't say emotional problems, but as I said before, we were facing adaptation problems here. We had some new things to worry about and we were very busy in our last months, but the truth is, we never let the training level go down. We know, and Wanderlei knows, his responsibility with his fans.
Submitted Jun 27, 2008 10:22AM by SmileR - 3 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
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