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St. Pierre vs. Penn getting close
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
The potential dream match-up between B.J. Penn and Georges St. Pierre has a definite chance to become a reality. According to UFC President Dana White only one (big) hurdle remains. If St. Pierre buzzsaws through (Jon) Fitch then yes, we’ll do Penn vs. GSP,” said White. White also confirmed that he and Penn discussed the match-up on Saturday and ran through many of the details. I talked with B.J. - we met for most of the day,” said White.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 1:40PM by MMAcca - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC forced Affliction’s jump from clothing company to fight promoter
(mmajunkie.com)
Affliction was perfectly content with being an apparel company. With its fashion-forward T-shirts appearing on the backs of actors, rock stars and mixed martial artists, the Signal Hill, Calif.-based company had carved out a niche for its label in pop culture. In less than three years, the Affliction brand had become synonymous with cool, with its artistic prints spotted at movie premieres, in magazines and on plenty of UFC fighters.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 1:39PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Guillard Talks UFC 86 Knockout Of The Night
(mmaweekly.com)
Melvin Guillard's quick knockout win over Dennis Siver at UFC 86 garnered the Ultimate Fighter season two alumni a $60,000 Knockout of the Night bonus. "It was a good victory,” Guillard told MMAWeekly.com. "I trained hard for it, and I was ready. I came in. I executed. I stayed focused, and I done my job." In the opening exchange Guillard dropped Siver to the canvas with a punch and nearly ended the fight. "I thought I had him and I tried to rush it," said the New Orleans native when asked about the first knockdown. "He went for an arm bar. My coaches told me to back out and reset." And that's exactly what he did.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 1:36PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Fedor To Fight Three Times In The Next Six Months
(dreamfighters.com)
It has been reported that Fedor will be fighting more than everyone thinks this year. M-1 Global president, Vadim Finkelstein has made public that Fedor Emilianenko will be fighting at least three time in the next six months.
 
UFC 90
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 90 will likely take place Oct. 25, sources close to the event tell MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). UFC President Dana White first mentioned the possibility of the upcoming show during this past weekend's UFC 86 event, and a few fighters' managers and agents tell us that the organization has begun initial calls to recruit fighters for the Oct. 25 event. In theory, UFC 90 will take place a week after "UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben" -- on pay per view, most likely in Chicago.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 1:11PM by IriShame - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Miguel Torres: "Faber Fight Is Going To Happen"
(mmamania.com)
According to current WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres, a superfight with WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber is going to happen at some point. He even says it has to, but that everyone would love to see it.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 12:53PM by DCRage - 22 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
No MMA In Massachusetts
(sherdog.com)
Yet. Lawmakers in the state emerged from the year's legislative session last week without forwarding a bill to the governor that, if signed, would regulate the sport in UFC President Dana White's old stomping grounds and open the door to UFC events. Matthew Moran, chief of staff for state Sen. James Timilty, said members of the legislature's conference committee simply did not have the time to vet the MMA legislation that Timilty had proposed and still meet its deadline to get the rest of the state budget in front of the governor. This means no MMA in MA until at least Spring '09.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 12:03PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Fans dont like rampage-
In an article about the Griffen Rampage and the 86 ufc fight and card, I read that the "causal fan" does not like or at least care about Rampage- why do you suppose that is?? Also why do you suppose that Koscheck is so unpopular ? http://www.mmaonline.com/headlines/ufc-86-review/
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 11:22AM by Cdellorso - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
James Irvin Has Big Plans for Anderson Silva *(video)
(bloodyelbow.com)
James Irvin talks about his upcoming fight with Middleweight Champ Anderson Silva.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 10:27AM by juanez13 - 10 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Is Sherdog making up quotes?
(fightlinker.com)
Sherdog has an article up with quotes from a bunch of different fighters regarding the Jackson / Griffin fight. One of those quotes is from Phil Baroni: Phil Baroni (Pictures): I don’t know how two judges gave Forrest that first round, man. That’s some bulls—. I thought Rampage clearly won the fight. That first round could have been 10-8 for Rampage! The only problem here is that Phil claims he never said anything like that at all:
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 8:08AM by Sam_Rothstein - 8 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Fedor Emelianenko's New Book To Reveal Training Secrets
(fightline.com)
Fedor Emelianenko will finally reveal the legendary fighting and training techniques that have allowed him to become the most revered mixed martial artist of his time. Emelianenko, who is widely considered the greatest pound for pound fighter in the world and has also been referred to as the greatest mixed martial artist of all time, is preparing for perhaps his biggest challenge when he takes on Tim Sylvia on July 19 at Affliction: Banned. His book of fighting and training techniques entitled; Fedor: The Fighting System of the World's Undisputed King of MMA, will be available in bookstores across the country by August 15. The book is being brought to you by essentially same team that headed up excellent instructional books from Randy Couture, BJ Penn, Karo Parisyan, and Eddie Bravo. Fightline.com was able to secure an advance copy of the book and we can assure fans that it will not disappoint. Aside from an insightful and brief biography the book is all instruction, intricately spelled out and easy to understand. The techniques are masterfully broken down and explained in great detail and Emelianenko himself assures that all have been battle tested. Below is an official description of the book: In Fedor, the undefeated, undisputed heavyweight MMA champion of the world unveils for the first time his trademark striking and grappling techniques through descriptive narrative and more than 2500 step-by-step color photographs. Detailing dozens of throws, punching combinations, cardio workouts and ground and pound techniques, this book leaves no stone unturned.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 7:59AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC 86 Medical Suspensions
(boxing.nv.gov)
The NSAC has posted the official UFC 86 results on its website, which also reveals the medical suspensions handed out after the event.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 6:37AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cage Rage Land New TV Deal
(mmauniverse.com)
The UK promotion Cage Rage have secured a new live TV deal. Nuts TV will broadcast Cage Rage 27: Step Up live from Wembley Arena on 12 July 2008. The fight card includes the ultimate ‘clash of the titans’ when two of the UK’s biggest fighters battle it out with Neil "Goliath" Grove taking on Robert "Buzz" Berry. Phil "The New York Bad Ass" Baroni is topping the fight card against Scott Janson in a brawl that has already got the whole of the Cage Rage community talking.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 1:45AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: CageRage
 
Magnitude of opportunity not lost on Ben Rothwell
(mmajunkie.com)
Ben Rothwell gets it. At only 26, the heavyweight slugger is a veteran of the sport, with 34 pro bouts on his résumé and an unbeaten nine-fight run through the International Fight League. However, his fight on the "Affliction: Banned" show in Anaheim, Calif., later this month takes his career to a new level and is unlike any opportunity he's had before. "This is the biggest fight for me so far," said Rothwell. "I've had some tough fights, some good fights, but Andrei (Arlovski) is a former UFC champion and still ranked high in the top 10. And, anytime you're fighting someone ranked higher than you, it does good things for you. This is a chance for me to truly bring myself into the top 10."
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 1:34AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ready for primetime: Jake Shields
(mmamania.com)
Jake Shields will finally get his shot at the Elite XC welterweight championship belt on July 26 in Stockton, Calif., when he takes on Nick Thompson on the CBS “Saturday Night Fights” show entitled, “Unfinished Business.” Over the past few months, injuries and a bizarre string of events involving Drew Fickett have put the first ever division title fight on hold. With a new opponent, and nothing holding him back now, he’ll look to claim the title that he feels has always been his anyway. Most people who have seen the Gracie jiu-jitsu black belt compete believe he is among the top 170-pound fighters in the world. Still, others — perhaps those who have not seen him compete — feel he needs to prove himself against better competition before he can claim that status.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 1:32AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
KALA HOSE TO DEFEND ICON TITLE ON AUGUST 2
(mmaweekly.com)
ICON middleweight champion Kala “Kolohe” Hose will return to action and defend his belt on Aug. 2 against Rolando Dominique in an event to be held at the Blaisdell Arena in Hawaii. Hose made an impressive showing to win the ICON middleweight title in March when he defeated former UFC and current EliteXC fighter Phil Baroni in an exiting match-up. Following the fight with Baroni, it seemed Hose had a great many big fights ahead of him, but the Hawaiian was derailed in his next fight out. He lost by rear naked choke to Robert “Bubba” McDaniel in an undercard fight during the June 14 EliteXC show in his home state.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 1:30AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Michael Bisping: ''Fedor to Fight Tim Sylvia Injured''
(thesun.co.uk)
Russian legend Emelianenko, 31, squares up against former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia in a fight for new MMA promotion Affliction on 19 July. But speaking exclusively to SunSport, British star Bisping, 29, claims The Last Emperor will go into the bout with 32-year-old American Sylvia at less than full fitness. Bisping said: "It’s going to be good to see if Fedor is still the man but I’ve heard on the grapevine from inside sources that he could be injured." "But this is time for Fedor to step up. Everyone knows what Tim Sylvia is all about but Fedor’s had an aura about him for a long time." ... But Bisping admitted: "I think the fight will play out similar to when Randy Couture fought Tim Sylvia, but I’m picking Fedor to beat Tim."
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 1:25AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
 
Draggo in Serious Condition
(sherdog.com)
Edson Draggo (Pictures) is in serious, but improving condition following a motorcycle accident on June 25
Submitted Jul 7, 2008 10:53PM by holt8081 - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Fighters Weigh In on Rampage-Griffin
(sherdog.com)
In the aftermath of one of the more memorable main events of a major UFC -- Forrest Griffin (Pictures)'s unanimous decision over Quinton Jackson (Pictures) -- the Mandalay Bay Events Center became a maelstrom of reaction Saturday night. here are some of the fighters take on the fight, and who they believed was the victor.
Submitted Jul 7, 2008 9:30PM by juanez13 - 35 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC
 
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