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Sean Salmon talks fighting, inspiration and where his career is headed.
I recently conducted an interview with MMA fighter and UFC veteran Sean Salmon. Visit to view the interview.
UFC 73 Medical Suspensions Released
UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com) has obtained the list of fighters’ suspensions from Saturday’s UFC 73 event, and Jorge Gurgel, who stated in a post-fight interview that he had suffered a broken jaw and was urinating blood, has been suspended indefinitely by the California State Athletic Commission.
Martin Kampmann “on Track” for Six-Month Recovery
With UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s first-round TKO of Nate Marquardt this past weekend, and with Silva’s rematch with Rich Franklin booked for Cincinnati’s UFC 77 event in October, the UFC’s middleweight division will soon need some worthy contenders.
EUROPEAN ROUND-UP: News & Notes From Europe
By Stash Capar (email@example.com) The time has come for yet another issue of the European Round-up, with interesting news and event results from all four corners of the Old Continent. Read the rest @->
Verbal Agreement Reached for Chuck vs Wandi @ UFC 76
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell (20-4 MMA, 14-3 UFC) and former longtime PRIDE Fighting Championships middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva (31-7-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) have verbally agreed to a fight that will take place at UFC 76 in September. That’s according to a source close to the Chute Box team who recently spoke to UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com).
The Highly Unofficial Half-Year UFC Awards - The Knockouts
Everybody loves a good knockout. The UFC’s first half of 2007 has provided us with some great ones. In part two of the Highly Unofficial Half-Year UFC Awards, we look at the best knockouts of the first six months and one week of 2007.
The Highly Unofficial Half-Year UFC Awards - The Upsets
With six months and a week in the bank, 2007 has already been one of the most eventful years in the history of the UFC, and that’s not even including what’s happened inside the Octagon.
UFC 75 not a PPV?
Found this over on mmanews.com According to an article on 411Mania.com, there is a possibility that UFC 75 "Champion vs. Champion" (Rampage Jackson vs. Dan Henderson, UFC title vs. PRIDE title) will be airing on HBO or Spike TV, as opposed to pay-per view. The report claims that PPV is still an option, obviously, but that despite the rocky relationship - HBO is a possibility as well. Spike TV would obviously also be another option, if the UFC were to go the free-TV route. We'll keep you covered on this one if anything develops, even if it turns out to be just another one of the many HBO-UFC rumors that fall short.
Shogun Vs. Machida @ UFC 76
This was apperantly confirmed by Dana White on ESPN interview today.
Report:Thiago Alves Returns @ UFC Fight Night 11
"American Top Team’s Thiago Alves (11-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) reportedly will make his return from a January 2007 drug suspension at UFC Fight Night 11 in September. His opponent will be Japanese MMA veteran Kuniyoshi Hironaka (11-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC)."
Chute Boxe leader confirms “courtship" of Wand and the UFC
Rudimar carries Pan-Am torch Founder of Chute Boxe academy, Master Rudimar Fedrigo was one of the personalities chosen to carry the Pan-American torch when the Pan Rio-2007 flame passed through Curitiba. "Rudimar is an entrepreneurial example, besides being a very important person for sports in the state of Parana,” stated the secretary of Sports of Parana, RIcardo Gomyde, in a report on the official Chute Boxe site. "Chute Boxe became a reference worldwide for producing first-rate fighters, instilling discipline and dedication to sport,” Gomyde adds. “I was called up at the last minute, and it was a very gratifying experience to represent the martial arts at this party, I am thankful to secretary Gomyde,” Fedrigo comments to GRACIEMAG.com. The Pan-American torch was carried through Curitiba last Tuesday, the 3rd, by 82 people, both celebrities and athletes. The flame arrived in Rio de Janeiro today. Rudimar also commented on Chute Boxe's busy schedule, the "courtship" between the starts of the team and the UFC and the probability of a showdown between Wanderlei and Chuck Liddell. “How can I say it? The UFC is courting Wanderlei. And Dana White certainly always wanted this fight to happen, so I believe negotiations are going well. And Shogun is also involved in this courtship," laughs Fedrigo. "Wanderlei is training with enthusiasm, as though he were to fight tomorrow, and he as a symbol motivates the other athletes a lot in the gym, which is getting a busy schedule: Master Rafael travels tomorrow with the fighter Fabio Silva, who will be our newest fighter in K-1 Hero's, with which we have established a nice partnership. What's more, we are preparing the Storm tournament that starts on July 28, which will reward the best of the 16 people called up with a brand new car with a full tank of gas. And we are working on putting on the biggest Jiu-Jitsu GP Brazil has ever seen, with 4 thousand reais prizes and two weight categories, in the famouse Arame Opera house, in Curitiba, in the middle of August or September," he concludes.
White not worried about the competition
You wouldn't expect a wallflower to be in charge of the largest sanctioning body in mixed martial arts. And since Dana White, 36, has been UFC president since Jan. 15, 2001, you get the feeling he knows how to get things done. The former boxer and manager of UFC fighters Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell sat down for an interview with ESPN.com and -- surprise, surprise -- he didn't pull any punches.
Nick Diaz requests fight with Frank Shamrock.
Nick Diaz, who is signed with ProElite, has requested to face Frank Shamrock as soon as possible. After a spectacular win against Takanori Gomi, Diaz seems intent on enrolling himself for higher profile fights. With both fighters fighting in the same organization this fight seems the logical next step in what would be an MMA fan's dream come true. "I watched his last fight and no disrespect intended but I think I would whoop his ass.", stated Diaz. A formal offer of intent has been delivered to the promoters to set this fight up and now we await their response.
Cage Rage Being sued for copyright infringment by UFC
With more money and interest in mixed martial arts than ever before, it's clear the global expansion of the UFC has had a massive affect on the growth of the sport. Putting on two shows in quick succession, as well as planning a return to London for UFC 75 in September, the UFC will have quickly left its mark on the United Kingdom, the first country outside the U.S. it has targeted.
I have heard that Nick Diaz has signed with Pro Elite.
Sean VS BJ at UFC 78
Champion Sean Sherk vs. B.J. Penn (for lightweight title)
Anderson VS Rich at UFC 77
Champion Anderson Silva vs. Rich Franklin (for middleweight title)
UFCjunkie.com Exclusive: Jeremy Stephens Granted Temporary Leave from the UFC
Midwest fighter Jeremy Stephens (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), who made a memorable but unsuccessful Octagon debut against Din Thomas at UFC 71, has been granted permission to fight in a smaller organization before returning to the UFC. UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com) received the update from his camp today.
UFC Fight Night 11 Set to Air on Spike TV Sept. 20
As UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com) first reported over the weekend, a recently created UFC Fight Night event will take place in September. And more specifically, we now know that UFC Fight Night 11 is set for Thursday, Sept. 20.
Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz II Set for Cincinnati’s UFC 77 Event
Despite two title fights and the Octagon debut of a former PRIDE heavyweight champion, it was Ortiz (15-5-1 MMA, 14-5-1 UFC) and Evans (10-0-1 MMA, 5-0-1 UFC) who remained the focus of this past weekend’s pay-per-view event. The former UFC light heavyweight champion and his undefeated opponent stole the headlines, secured top billing in the event’s marketing materials, and even became the focus of the night’s post-event press conference. During that media event, UFC president Dana White stated — rather definitively — that a rematch was imminent and that neither fighter would be booked for another event before the rematch takes place. As it turns out, the UFC wasted no time scheduling the date. UFC 77 takes place Oct. 20 at U.S. Bank Arena in downtown Cincinnati. The arena can accommodate approximately 17,000 spectators. Just like this past weekend, Evans vs. Ortiz II may steal some of the spotlight from what is supposed to be UFC 77’s real main event: current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva vs. Rich Franklin, who will meet in another anticipated rematch. In October 2006, Silva defeated then-champ Franklin with a first-round TKO to claim the middleweight championship. Franklin, a former Cincinnati high school math teacher, will look to reclaim his title in front of a hometown crowd.
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