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Soszynski On The Mend,Seeks Dellagrotte
UFC light heavyweight Krzysztof Soszynski underwent surgery last month for elbow damage sustained in his fight with Brandon Vera at UFC 102. Vera won the fight by unanimous decision by outworking Soszynski in the stand-up game, though the Team Quest fighter never stopped coming forward. The 32-year-old Soszynski had 11 bone spurs removed from his right elbow as a result of Vera’s kicks. “From what the doctor said, every time he kicked me, a bone spur popped off my right elbow,” he said. “The tip of the elbow was chipped off completely.”
Submitted Nov 11, 2009 11:34PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Randy Couture reveals why he dropped to 205 pounds
Speaking last week via the telephone from his base in Las Vegas, Nevada, Randy said: “It was more about opportunity. I think I’ve competed with those bigger guys and been doing just fine. Obviously it will be nice to be back with guys my own size and not have to deal with the disparaging weight difference and size difference. It eliminates some of those strategic situations you don’t want to get in with guys that big. The opportunity arose to compete back at 205 pounds, there’s some interesting fights there. The heavyweight division is getting deeper, there’s Velasquez, Carwin and Lesnar and a lot of other guys that aren’t just big heavyweights, they’re very good fighters and good athletes so all around it makes sense for me to be at 205 right now.”
Submitted Nov 11, 2009 3:05PM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Denis Kang says UFC 105 bout with Bisping "almost like a free fight for me"
Eleven-year veteran Denis Kang (32-11-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) knows that, and he displayed his grit with an April win over Xavier Foupa-Pokam after suffering a frustrating loss to Alan Belcher in January. Now Kang travels to England to see how Michael Bisping (17-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) will rebound from a devastating July defeat to Dan Henderson, and the middleweight believes the Brit's mindset may very well be a key factor in the fight. The two meet on the main card of the Spike TV-broadcast "UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera" event.
Submitted Nov 11, 2009 1:56PM by RhythmAndStyle - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cristiane Cyborg: “It’ll be hard to take this belt from me“
“I knew that she would be my next opponent”, revealed Cris, happy with the opportunities that came after the conquest on Strikeforce. “The opportunities are raising, even on the event, I have more visibility, and people recognize me on the street, they’re are supporting my work... I got the belt and now it’s gonna be hard to take it away from me”, guarantees the Chute Boxe athlete, who talked about the trainings with Tito Ortiz on United States, the next fight of her husband, Evangelista Cyborg, at the same event, and the future: "I see myself in the UFC". Stay tuned and check tomorrow the chat with the champion.
Submitted Nov 11, 2009 1:50PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Cro Cop Fires Boxing Coach, Makes Drastic Camp Changes
Mirko "Cro Cop Filipovic has dropped long-time boxing trainer Marjan Zizanovic and is said to have "drastically" changed the way he'll approach his next fight. The news comes courtesy of Croatian website Index.hr. Filipovic (25-7-2) is coming off of another difficult UFC loss, this time against Junior dos Santos at UFC 103, pushing his overall UFC record to a pedestrian 2-3. The skid has left many questioning whether the legendary 35-year-old's age has caught up with him.
Submitted Nov 11, 2009 10:43AM by emfleek - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Stefan Struve replaces Todd Duffee, meets Paul Buentello on UFC 107 main card
With Todd Duffee (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) off the card due to injury, UFC rookie Stefan Struve (18-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been tapped as a replacement and meets Paul Buentello (27-10 MMA, 3-1 UFC) next month at UFC 107. Despite the loss of Duffee, who posted the fastest knockout in UFC history during his promotional debut in August, Buentello vs. Struve remains on the televised main card. UFC 107 takes place Dec. 12 at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn., and airs on pay-per-view. Buentello, whose Aug. 1 fight with Gilbert Yvel was scratched due to the promotional demise of "Affliction: Entertainment," returns to the UFC for the first time since his TKO victory over the late Gilbert Aldana at UFC 57 in 2006. Buentello suffered a loss to then-champ Andrei Arlovski in his previous bout and then left the organization after rebounding for the win over Aldana.
Submitted Nov 11, 2009 10:30AM by emfleek - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Arona injures knee; surgery is a possibility
"I’m coming from the doctor now, deciding what to do with my knee. I’ll have to stop for a while, maybe I’ll have to make a surgery... If I’ll make the surgery, will be for now“, said the though guy, explaining how did he get hurt. “I had a serious injury that got worse during the fight, when my foot got stucked on the grid. It was the only thing that went wrong and caused a lot of trouble“, said the ex Pride’s fighter, who was rated to sign with Strikeforce. “I couldn’t close any contracts because of that“, finished.
Submitted Nov 11, 2009 12:47AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Kazuo Misaki Leaves Grabaka Gym
Kazuo Misaki is the "Grabaka Hitman" no more. In a brief letter faxed to multiple media outlets on Sunday, the Japanese middleweight announced his departure from the Tokyo-based gym where he's spent the duration of nine-year MMA career. Misaki added that he intends to "start from scratch," though he didn't elaborate on future plans for training, nor a timeframe for his return to the ring.
Submitted Nov 11, 2009 12:40AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
Report: Two UFC 106 prelim bouts will air LIVE on Spike TV on Nov. 21
Fans will be treated to one hour of uninterrupted mixed martial arts competition when Marcus Davis collides with Ben Saunders in a welterweight showdown and middleweights Kendall Grove and Jake Rosholt mix it up on the UFC 106: “Ortiz vs. Griffin 2” under card at 9 p.m. ET on Nov. 21.
Submitted Nov 11, 2009 12:29AM by jae_1833 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Coker: Fedor could be out for 4-6 months
The Russian heavyweight hurt his left hand during his fight with Brett Rogers on Saturday night and will most likely require surgery. “It could've been from that blow when he had Brett on the mat at the end," Coker told the LA Times. "We're hearing he could be out for four to six months." Jerry Millen: "If I get the opportunity just to punch Dana White in the face once in the cage, he could whip my ass. Pay me $50,000 that I give to charity, I'd still do it. Just one shot to punch him in the mouth." "In the meeting, Dana says to Fedor 'oh, you're the best fighter in the world, we'd love to have you.' And Fedor says to him 'yeah, I hear and read on the internet what you have to say about me everyday.' And then Dana's like 'I'm just a promoter. I'm just trying to sell tickets. I just want to sell tickets.' And Fedor said 'that's what makes you and I different.' [Fedor] just wants respect and to be treated fairly."
Submitted Nov 11, 2009 12:24AM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
M-1 exec Jerry Millen: Fedor Emelianenko will fight Brock Lesnar for free
"If these guys in the UFC truly wanted to fight Fedor, they'd find a way," Millen recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "Come to his training camp. Come to Stary Oskol, and we'll do three, five-minute rounds in the ring or the cage. We'll do it for fun. "If you really want to fight him for competition, and it's not about the money for the guys in the UFC, then tell Brock Lesnar to jump his ass on a plane, take a train, and come to Stary Oskol. If these guys really want to fight Fedor, then come to Stary Oskol and lets get it on there for no money."
Submitted Nov 11, 2009 12:20AM by jae_1833 - 14 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Antwain Britt planning for Dec. 19 Strikeforce debut against Scott Lighty at ‘Evolution’
“The Juggernaut” competed four times this year including three under the VFC banner. In addition to compiling a respectable 3-1 record, he’s finished seven of his nine wins by (T)KO including a knockout over Antonio Mendes back in May. Welcoming him to the promotion will be Scott Lighty, who made a successful Strikeforce debut with a TKO win over Mike Cook at the “Carano vs. Cyborg” event last August.
Submitted Nov 10, 2009 8:38PM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
Cyborg Likely To Face Coenen In Jan.
Marloes Coenen on Saturday night avenged a split decision loss that has been taking a place in the back of her mind for two-and-a-half years. In 1:05, she erased memories of that fight with an armbar submission of Roxanne Modafferi at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers
Submitted Nov 10, 2009 8:30PM by RhythmAndStyle - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
UFC 108: Nogueira-Velasquez Winner Gets Title Shot
Although Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin for the UFC Heavyweight Championship won't happen for a while, when it does we'll know who's next for the winner: Cain Velasquez or Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Set to face off at UFC 108, the winner of Velasquez-Minotauro is guaranteed a title shot as it'll be for the #1 contender slot.
Submitted Nov 10, 2009 7:53PM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
SF Final Ratings Out: 4+ MIllion Viewers, Nearly 5.5 Million For Main Event
The final ratings for Saturday's Strikeforce event on CBS, which include post-11 PM ET numbers, are now out. The broadcast did a 2.5 rating and 4.04 million viewers when the main event was factored in. The broadcast peaked after primetime for the Fedor-Brett Rogers main event with an estimated 5.46 million viewers. It's now the highest-rated SF broadcast ever.
Submitted Nov 10, 2009 4:24PM by DCRage - 13 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Big Nog: “Sorry Cane, Rogerio will stop you”
“Cane is undefeated and has a good striking and clinch game, he has a brilliant career but… I’m sorry Cane, Rogério will stop you”, bets the heavyweight Nogueira, commenting Cane’s style. “He’s a tough guy. I already saw him in the UFC and at Minotauro Fight 5”, Minotauro reveals. “I saw his style, he’s very aggressive, he goes for it all the time, has a tough Muay Thai, a good pounding. I couldn’t see him making the guard, but he has a good ground and pound, a heavy hand”.
Submitted Nov 10, 2009 3:58PM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cung Le Comments On Surprise MMA Return
After more than 20 months away from the fight game, onetime Strikeforce middleweight Champion Cung Le made the surprise announcement that he would be returning to action in December to take on the ever-dangerous Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith. “I wasn’t planning to fight this year,” Le admitted to MMAWeekly.com. “I was getting ready to do a movie, a project that I’ve been working on from scratch – working with a writer on a script, getting a director – and the project got pushed to next year. “My plan was to come back after I finished this project and start training to get back into the cage next year, but when I found out a couple weeks ago that the project would be pushed to next year, I spoke to (Strikeforce promoter) Scott Coker, and he asked me if I’d be interested in coming back.”
Submitted Nov 10, 2009 12:58PM by RhythmAndStyle - 8 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
On His Way,Vera Ready To Realize His Dream
Brandon Vera doesn’t want to be the guy who failed to reach his potential. He admits he’s been that in the past, the one with a heap of talent and an ego that sabotaged its development. As a 20-year-old at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., he wouldn’t quit in competition, but got yelled at for not sweating hard enough during workouts. He questioned the logic behind killing himself in the weight room. He never took advantage of the expertise available at the center. He did, however, look up to a Greco Roman specialist that trained there who demonstrated an armbar for he and the other wrestlers one day. Randy Couture was just beginning his career as a fighter and finding the roots of his hybrid style. Then again, Vera was cocky and didn't give anyone too many props.
Submitted Nov 10, 2009 12:56PM by RhythmAndStyle - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mir: "I want to end Brock Lesnar's career".
Mir: "I want to end Brock Lesnar's career" Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has one goal left in his career - and it is not the one you might think. In a recent interview, Fighters Only asked him what he most wanted to achieve before retirement. His answer came in a heartbeat. “To end Brock Lesnar’s career,” he replied instantly. “ Really, it’s what I think about all the time. Brock Lesnar exploited a huge weakness in my game and no matter who I crush after this, I have to crush him to show I’ve improved that weakness. “It’s nothing about how he talked to me in my last fight, I could care less about it. If I took it that personal there are other ways to handle situation like that outside of a cage, but honestly I just want to fix what was exploited,” he explained. “If you’re a true martial artist you don’t do it for money or titles, just to be the best human being possible, and if someone exploits a weakness, who better to see if you’ve fixed it than the guy who exploited it. “Getting the title back, it’s a nice novel idea, but even being the heavyweight champ or the interim champ, I got to be honest, I didn’t really feel that different walking around… Some people think that with the belt, that you made it. Nah, you didn’t make ****. You won a fight, just the fight happened to have more ribbon and bells and whistles on it. Bottom line, [its about] testing yourself!” Mir, who fights Cheick Kongo at UFC 107, made the comments on Lesnar in a six-page feature interview that appears in this months edition of Fighters Only, at all good magazine stockists now. That's the whole article, but here's the link: ---------------- I know Mir says a lot of bizzare stuff, but I still like the guy. It would have reflected better on him if he said something to the effect of "I want to be the guy that beats him for the title" or " I want to settle the score", but he didn't. All I know is I'd love to see him beat Lesnar one more time. I think we have quite a wait though before he gets the chance.
Submitted Nov 10, 2009 11:23AM by scoozna - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
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