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Win or lose in WEC 45 main event, Donald Cerrone dropping to 145 pounds
Win or lose at Saturday's WEC 45 event, top lightweight contender Donald Cerrone is dropping a weight class and competing at featherweight for some future fights.The WEC 45 headliner today announced the news on MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio).Cerrone, who said he hasn't even discussed the plan with WEC officials, plans to take a couple fights in the division and then bounce between the two weight classes."After this fight, I'm going to dabble down at 145," said Cerrone, who headlines the Versus-televised WEC 45 event at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. "I'm going to give it a go, win or lose. But it's going to be a win, so I'm not real worried about it.
Submitted Dec 14, 2009 8:47PM by RhythmAndStyle - 3 comments
Filed under: WEC
The Fate Of Gina Carano
“Her agent and I have been in dialogue,” he added. “We had talked about having her fight again, but not fighting on Dec. 19. She’s going to acting classes, I heard, and doing a lot of weapons training, doing what they do.”The Strikeforce executive has followed this route before. The promotion’s other crossover star, Cung Le, relinquished his middleweight title in September when a blossoming movie career overtook his fighting responsibilities. Le will return to the cage on Dec. 19 after a 21-month absence.
Submitted Dec 14, 2009 7:41PM by RhythmAndStyle - 10 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Volkmann To Replace Markham At UFC 108
With Rory Markham out of UFC 108 due to injury, Jakob Volkmann has agreed to be the replacement. If it goes through as planned, Volkmann will face Markham's original opponent, Martin Kampmann.
Submitted Dec 14, 2009 4:48PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dos Santos wants to knock Gilbert Yvel out
“I was training to fight with Napão, but happened that he couldn’t fight so they putted Gilbert Yvel, who’s a very though guy, he’s coming from victory by knock out in front of Pedro Rizzo and has a very good Muay Thai”, said the fighter, who can still show an unknown side to UFC fans. “I think that his weak spot is the ground. We’ve trained to make a work with intelligence and a good fight and I’m training a lot on the ground, but I won’t want to take it down soon, I’ll want to feel the fight standing up... I know that he’s good but I believe in me and I know that I can represent danger standing up“. *scary fight..don't look down on Evil Yvel..both like to bang..so it's gone be a stand up war...
Submitted Dec 14, 2009 1:12PM by RhythmAndStyle - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jean Silva retires: "I'm too tired"
“Hey guys from TATAME, I announced to you in first hand my retirement. It’s 10 years of career and almost 40 fights. I’m too tired to train and administrate my new training center here in João Pessoa. Another reason is that my manager abandoned me. It’s complicated when you lose, because you don’t have any value anymore. I had other problems that made me think more on taking care of my family and my business around here. It’s sad to me, but sooner or later this day would come. I think I already gave my contribution to MMA, specially in England, where I fought most of my career". *wow kinda shocked by this..as i have followed White Bear thru his career..but i guess it's smart to get out when you know you should..i do hope that he keeps training guys down in Brazil..
Submitted Dec 14, 2009 1:09PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC to Twice Air Live on Versus in 2010
Versus, home of the WEC since June 2007, will begin carrying live UFC events in 2010 as part of a renewal agreement with Zuffa that will bring a total of seven WEC and two UFC events live to cable sports network next year, according to VERSUS.com. Spike TV had previously been the exclusive cable channel for the UFC and the first UFC on Versus event will be the first time the UFC has aired an event live outside of Spike TV since the two partnered for The Ultimate Fighter in 2005. Details of the first UFC event on Versus are to be announced. The new agreement, which will also allow Versus digital media rights to stream preliminary WEC fights on VERSUS.com, can essentially put to rest rumors of Zuffa folding the WEC and sending its fighters to the UFC at least for the near future.
Submitted Dec 14, 2009 10:46AM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
FRANK MIR: "Carwin is a better version of Lesnar."
Don’t get Frank Mir wrong – he’d like nothing more than a rematch with Brock Lesnar. He wants to show the fans, Lesnar, and most of all, himself, that the heavyweight champion's size is not an insurmountable obstacle. But time moves fast inside the Octagon, and faster still in the unofficial rankings of division competitors. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Cain Velasquez are on a collision course for February in a fight with future title implications. With Lesnar’s future in the balance, Mir says he’s ready to look elsewhere in the meantime. An interim fight with Shane Carwin is a match-up that’s logical.
Submitted Dec 14, 2009 10:40AM by emfleek - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nogueira vs Velasquez Bisping vs Silva official for ufc 110
Not that it mattered to the Australian ticket buyers, but two fights are finally official for the UFC's first trip Down Under. The UFC announced that recently reported fights of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Cain Velasquez and Michael Bisping vs. Wanderlei Silva are now official for the Feb. 21 event in Sydney, Australia
Submitted Dec 13, 2009 7:27PM by postman - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Reluctant White hopes Liddell is one and done after "TUF 11" coaching gig
If the recent announcement that Chuck Liddell (21-7 MMA, 16-6 UFC) will oppose Tito Ortiz (15-7-1 MMA, 14-7-1 UFC) in the upcoming 11th season of "The Ultimate Fighter" left you scratching your head more than pumping your fist, you're not alone. UFC president Dana White had to be convinced, too.
Submitted Dec 13, 2009 7:22PM by postman - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
White ok for BJ at 170 but say work to be done at 155
UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn's Saturday night win over top challenger Diego Sanchez was so convincing, so thorough, so utterly dominant, that Penn fans and MMA observers immediately began to question whether there is any challenge to "The Prodigy's" crown at 155 pounds. UFC president Dana White says there is.
Submitted Dec 13, 2009 7:19PM by postman - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
BCN 5 - Bitetti Combat 5 Results
Carina Damm def Daiana Silva dos Santos via TKO (Punches) 3 3:27 Francimar Bodao def Alessandro Stefano via TKO (Punches) 1 1:50 Cassiano Tytschyo def Shane Williams via Sub (Guillotine Choke) 1 4:00 Gustavo Machado def Rico Washington Sr. via Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00 Fabio Maldonado def Fernando Tressino via TKO (Retirement) 2 5:00 Murilo Rua def Jason Jones via TKO (Punches) 2 3:20 Paulo Filho def Tatsuhiko Nishizaka via Sub (Kimura) 1 3:00
Submitted Dec 13, 2009 2:56AM by jae_1833 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
James Toney Coming To The UFC?
There looks like there may be a chance that we may have a respected boxing champion entering the Octagon a little sooner than many had previously expected
Submitted Dec 13, 2009 2:50AM by postman - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
White confirmed on Saturday night at the UFC 107 post-fight press conference that the target is summer of 2010 at the TD Garden (a.k.a. the Boston Garden), a venue he has long coveted
Submitted Dec 13, 2009 2:46AM by postman - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
"UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez" draws reported 13,896 attendees for "over $1.5 million" gate
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The UFC's second-ever trip to Tennessee and first-ever to Memphis delivered on in-cage action, and a reported 13,896 fans came to the FedExForum to witness the events. UFC president Dana White said at the event's post-fight press conference that "UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez" also delivered "over $1.5 million" at the gate. The official numbers will be certified next week by the Tennessee Athletic Commission. Featuring a main event between lightweight champion B.J. Penn and top challenger Diego Sanchez, UFC 107 featured the first title fight in the UFC since Lyoto Machida narrowly edged Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 104 in October.
Submitted Dec 13, 2009 2:07AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 107 Bonuses (Spoiler)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Alan Belcher, Wilson Gouveia, T.J. Grant and DaMarques Johnson each earned $65,000 fight-night bonuses for their performances at Saturday's "UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez" event. Belcher and Gouveia both earned "Fight of the Night" honors, while Johnson earned the "Submission of the Night" bonus and Grant earned the "Knockout of the Night" award. All four fighters competed on the evening's preliminary card.
Submitted Dec 13, 2009 1:57AM by postman - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 107 RECAP (spoiler)
Penn dismantled Sanchez for five rounds and retained his belt with a one-sided, brutal, TKO victory in the main event of Saturday night's "UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez event at FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Prior to his fight, hometown favorite Alan Belcher told anyone that would listen that he had been disrespected by being relegated to the preliminary card of Saturday's "UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez" event. Once in the cage, Belcher let his hands argue for him.
Submitted Dec 13, 2009 1:55AM by postman - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Markham Out of UFC 108
Doomed from the start! Rory Markham has withdrawn from a welterweight bout against Martin Kampmann at UFC 108 on Jan. 2 in Las Vegas due to injury. Markham, the second fighter to pull out of the January card this week from an injury, told Sherdog.com Saturday that he pulled his Achilles’ tendon and will need time to rest and recover. Kampmann is still expected to participate on the Jan. 2 card. The 27-year-old Danish fighter was stopped by Paul Daley’s first-round punches last September at UFC 103 in Dallas. Kampmann had won his two previous bouts, earning a second-round technical knockout against Alexandre Barros at UFC 93 last January and a split decision over former WEC champion Carlos Condit at UFC Fight Night 18 in April.
Submitted Dec 13, 2009 1:00AM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
New approach kick-started Florian
“The loss I am over but the fact I didn’t perform well is what hurts me even more. I’m looking forward to getting back out there and showing a new Kenny Florian. This is kind of the version 3.0 now. What’s exciting is I know I’m going to get more software upgrades as I go forward. If there’s one thing I could change, I really would’ve liked to have worked with [Zahabi] more because he had, in my opinion, the best strategy as far as striking goes and how to attack and defend against B.J. Penn, but that’s how you learn.’’
Submitted Dec 12, 2009 6:24PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Miguel Torres Targeted For WEC 47 Return
With a firm date and location in place for WEC 47, the organization is now looking for an opponent for former Bantamweight champion Miguel Torres. Torres is expected to fight another top contender at the as-yet-unannounced March 6 event in Columbus, Ohio. And should Torres earn a win, WEC general manager Reed Harris says Torres could be in line for a tile shot.
Submitted Dec 12, 2009 5:21PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
Alabama Pride Event Cancelled
According to Chad Bergmeier, Travis Fulton's manager on the UG: We signed a contract for this fight 2 months ago ...I was told all the money to promote this event was gathered and ready to pay for the event (fighters included) before 1 ticket was sold ...Yesterday I find out otherwise...As soon as Fulton's plane lands we are told the show is now cancelled ...These guys could have fought on other shows this weekend ...They could have stayed home with their families. Anyways, today we get told that Rod will pay them next week ...Fulton gets a flight home in the morning to Iowa in hopes that this is made right next week ...Guys, pay these fighters what they were promised and do the right thing!
Submitted Dec 12, 2009 6:27AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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