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UFC Is Considering A Smaller Octagon
Evidently not wanting to see a sequel to "Run Kalib Run!" from UFC 83, Dana White recently said that he & Joe Silva are talking about making the Octagon UFC uses for fights smaller. No specifics mentioned yet except Dana thinks Silva wants to turn it "into a [expletive] bathtub. Have them fight in a little tollbooth."
Submitted Oct 8, 2009 1:06PM by DCRage - 43 comments
Filed under: UFC
A "Burnt Out" Rampage Could Return To UFC And Fight Again
That's the thoughts of the latest UFC personality to offer his view on Quinton Jackson's retirement-UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn. Penn notes fighting "does wear on you" and thinks Rampage is burnt out but could still return to UFC some day...but BJ thinks Rmapage is perfect for the "A-Team" role he's in and would love to see Rampage with the mohawk sported by Mr. T.
Submitted Oct 8, 2009 10:50AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Overeem "wants Fedor fight in 2010"
Despite pulling out of a scheduled Strikeforce event recently, and being surrounded by rumours that he no longer wants to fight for the organisation, Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem says he is hoping for a fight with Fedor Emelianenko some time in 2010. “Yes, I have wanted to fight Fedor for some time. I hope this fight happens in some event in 2010,” he told Brazilian MMA site Planet Tatami.
Submitted Oct 8, 2009 12:25AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Marquardt: "Carwin will KO Brock in under 2 minutes"
Middleweight contender Nate Marquardt is backing his teammate Shane Carwin to beat Brock Lesnar by knockout in under two minutes. “I wouldn’t be surprised if he finished him in under two minutes,” Marquardt told Fighters Only recently. “The more I analyse the fight, I think its such a good fight for Shane. He is better on his feet, he is better on the ground, he hits harder.
Submitted Oct 8, 2009 12:22AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dream 11 Notebook: Aoki Still Eyeing B.J. Penn, UFC Lightweights
TOKYO -- After wresting the lightweight title from Joachim Hansen in the final four seconds of their bout Tuesday at Dream 11, it seemed all but inevitable that Shinya Aoki would defend his new belt against deserving No. 1 contender Tatsuya Kawajiri at the Dec. 31 K-1 Dynamite event. Instead, Aoki promised to “consider” Kawajiri's New Year’s Eve challenge, and then he took the opportunity to ridicule “Crusher's” direct request for a title shot in his post-fight comments. “I was thinking, 'Why is he here?' I can't reply immediately,” said Aoki of the challenge before concluding that, rather than fight, he would rather take a break on Dec. 31.
Submitted Oct 8, 2009 12:11AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 8 comments
Filed under: Dream
Will Randy Couture on Spike TV Outdraw Fedor Emelianenko on CBS? Does it Matter?
On November 7, Strikeforce will put on the biggest fight it can possibly promote in Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers. There are lots of ratings predictions going around, but the truth is that almost nobody knows what Fedor will draw on CBS. The safe money puts the number between the 1.9 Jake Shields and Robbie Lawler draw and the 3.1 Kimbo Slice drew against James Thompson. The former number was a disaster, while the latter was an unmitigated success. It's also worth noting that the two successful EliteXC shows on CBS featured Gina Carano on the undercard, where she set records for viewers gained over the course of a fight. Unless Strikeforce can land someone like Bobby Lashley, it doesn't look like they will have a strong semi-main event from a ratings perspective to help anchor their first show on CBS.
Submitted Oct 8, 2009 12:09AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Hello, Japan: Randleman-Nedkov, Kitaoka-Masvidal Set for Sengoku 11
Following a lackluster June decision loss to Mike Whitehead in Strikeforce, Kevin Randleman (17-13) is headed back to Japan, where he'll take on undefeated Bulgarian wrestler Stanislav Nedkov (7-0) on November 7th under the Sengoku banner.
Submitted Oct 8, 2009 12:07AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 3 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
For Cowboy, Henderson is next step to Varner
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone doesn’t get out of bed in the morning for Ben Henderson, even though that’s his next fight. It’s an important fight, too; the interim WEC lightweight title is up for grabs. Instead, current lightweight champion Jamie Varner gets him up.
Submitted Oct 8, 2009 12:03AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
WEC deal in hand, Faber plans January return
Former World Extreme Cagefighting Championship featherweight titleholder Urijah Faber recently inked a six-fight contract with the organization. Faber got the deal he wanted, but the biggest factor in reaching an agreement was that the WEC is where he's going to face the best competition. "It was just a matter of getting some things worked out and kind of getting an understanding about what everyone wanted," Faber told MMAWeekly.com about negotiating his contract. "I feel like I'm with the best team. I've got the best stable of fighters to fight against, and I want to be a world champion and that's the place to do it. "I'm a competitor first. When I started in this sport, my first fight I got paid $250 to show and $250 to win, and I was fighting as much as six or seven times in one year. It was never about the money to me. It's about testing myself and proving that I'm the best," added the Team Alpha Male trained fighter.
Submitted Oct 8, 2009 12:01AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
Almost healthy, Joe Riggs just wants to fight
Joe Riggs is itching to get back into the cage. The Strikeforce welterweight is healthy, or mostly healthy, since his release from an Arizona hospital in mid-August following an adverse reaction to anti-depressant withdrawal. Riggs has taken Effexor since seventh grade and was advised by a homeopathic doctor to discontinue its use. When he did in late July, his body went into shock.
Submitted Oct 7, 2009 11:59PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Junie Browning attacks nurses treating him for drug overdose
Former TUF 8 star Junie Browning attacks male and female nurses trying to treat him for a drug overdose.
Submitted Oct 7, 2009 9:10PM by BrutalKnockOut - 41 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, MMA Personalities
DVR viewing pushes "The Ultimate Fighter 10" debut to 4.5 million viewers
After setting a ratings record as the most-viewed season debut in the history of "The Ultimate Fighter," the Sept. 16 "TUF 10 debut" recently saw its audience grow even larger. The debut, which initially scored a (since-broken) single-episode record of 4.1 million viewers, actually drew an audience of 4.5 million viewers when the "live-plus-seven-day" viewing data was included, Spike TV recently announced. The data results from tallying additional viewers who watched the show on DVR systems such as TIVO. This season of "TUF" has been the most popular yet. Although season one produced the most current UFC talent, and while the "TUF 3" debut had long held the single-episode ratings record with 2.8 million viewers, "TUF 10" has raised the bar. Featuring former EliteXC headliner Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson, final IFL heavyweight champion Roy Nelson, three former UFC fighters, four NFL vets, and coaches Rashad Evans and Quinton Jackson, the heavyweights-only season of the reality show competition has garnered widespread and mainstream attention. In fact, last week's Sept. 30 episode, which featured the long-awaited Ferguson vs. Nelson matchup, scored a series record 5.3 million viewers and peaked with 6.1 million. The number will grow even further when the DVR viewers are factored in over the next couple weeks.
Submitted Oct 7, 2009 7:23PM by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana : " Fedor is not afraid to come over and fight or do any of that stuff, "
"Fedor is not afraid to come over and fight or do any of that stuff," White said. "He's got nutty managers. These guys are from Russia. They come into America and try to strong-arm (us) into some deal that we won't want. " "Go do that to the butcher down the street in Russia. It doesn't work here in the United States. If this guy wants to come and put himself up against the best fighters in the world, he'll eventually make it to the UFC."
Submitted Oct 7, 2009 7:20PM by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tito Ortiz’ management team responds to Jenna comments
Tito’s long term manager and friend, Damian McLawhaon said this tonight: “If he wants to drag Jenna into this and I know Jenna, she’s a sweetheart, then I think that’s not a place for manager to get involved. I think the fights between Mark and Tito and not his manager and he’s talking a lot of smack. He should maybe start training and get in the cage if he wants to talk like that. I think if Mark wants to say something then they’re fighting each other, whatever. I just don’t think it’s a place for a manager to come at Tito like that about his girlfriend.”
Submitted Oct 7, 2009 2:14PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gegard Mousasi Confirms 11/7 CBS Fight
As expected newly crowned Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Gegard Mousasi will, in fact, defend his belt at Strikeforce's Nov. 7 event, which airs on CBS. He was expected to be on the card and confirmed his participation via M-1 Global. No challenger named yet.
Submitted Oct 7, 2009 11:27AM by DCRage - 27 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
The Ramifications of DREAM.11
Last night, DREAM returned to primetime on the Tokyo Broadcasting System for the first time since May. Following the show, event producer Keiichi Sasahara remarked that he was "expecting a good TV rating," and today it looks like he was right. Via Tony Loiseleur: Sasahara reporting that last night's rating for Dream 11 on TBS was 12.7%, clocking in at no.2-most watched show during the primetime slot.
Submitted Oct 7, 2009 9:21AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: Dream
Miller, Uflacker, Davis, Novaes to Make Strikeforce Debuts on Nov. 7
Mark Miller, Deray Davis, Christian "Xaropinho" Uflacker and Jonatas Novaes have all signed with Strikeforce and will make their debuts at the Nov. 7 Fedor vs. Rogers event in Hoffman Estates, Ill. FanHouse has learned from sources close to the fighters that IFL veteran Miller will be facing former Bellator competitor Davis, and Uflacker will meet Novaes in a battle of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts on the undercard of the CBS-televised event.
Submitted Oct 7, 2009 9:18AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Americans Complain About Refs, Sakuraba at Dream.12, Aoki-Kawajiri NYE
Dream 11 is in the books and the post-fight press conferences are available on Dream's YouTube channel, so let's take a look at what was said. Bibiano Fernandes won't fight until 2010: Dream promoter Keiichi Sasahara said at his post-fight press conference that the cut over Fernandes' eye likely means he won't be able to defend his Dream featherweight belt this year. When he does fight next year, it might be a rematch of Tuesday's main event, which Fernandes won by split decision over Hiroyuki Takaya.
Submitted Oct 7, 2009 9:16AM by emfleek - 12 comments
Filed under: Dream
Cain Velasquez Chasing UFC Heavyweight Title ... And Perfection
In few sports is true perfection attainable. In baseball, a pitcher can retire 27 batters in a row (it's only been done 18 times in over 100 years). A bowler can reach perfection with strikes in 12 straight frames. In football, a quarterback can somewhat illogically boast of a perfect passer rating even in a game where he does not complete all his passes (and even in a game that his team loses). So the concept of perfection in sports is difficult to quantify, explain and achieve. Nonetheless, it's what motivates rising heavyweight star Cain Velasquez, who faces Ben Rothwell (30-6) at UFC 104 on Oct. 24. Despite his 6-0 record with five stoppages, Velasquez remains his own worst critic as he continues his ascent to what he hopes will soon be a date with the heavyweight championship on the line. The new father of 4 1/2 month old daughter Coral recently took some time to talk to FanHouse about his demanding personality, switching opponents from Shane Carwin to Rothwell, and his response to critics.
Submitted Oct 7, 2009 9:16AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
ACS: MMA's Next Superpower
"TEMPE, Ariz. -- The rise to power of Arizona Combat Sports as one of the top mixed martial arts gyms in the country was slow and steady. This was no overnight emergence. ACS was started by two twin brothers who had no plans to run a martial arts school as their full-time profession. Todd and Trevor Lally just wanted a place to train after they relocated from Washington’s rain-drenched climate to Arizona’s barren desert."
Submitted Oct 7, 2009 6:41AM by Sinister - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
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