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Okami Breaks Hand, Potential Silva Fight Off
(mmarated.com)
MMARated.com has learned that UFC middleweight fighter Yushin Okami has recently suffered a broken hand and thus a potential title fight pitting Okami and Anderson Silva, once thought to be slated for September or October, has now been put on hold. We've also learned that if Silva leaves the Octagon tomorrow night without any major injuries there are plans to book Patrick Cote as his next opponent, possibly this Fall as well.
Submitted Jul 19, 2008 6:18AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pros Pick: Fedor vs. Sylvia
(sherdog.com)
Looking at the Las Vegas odds just days prior to the encounter, Fedor is the prohibitive favorite. Most members of the media and thousands of fans believe Sylvia stands little to no chance of pulling off the upset. But what do fighters think? Sherdog.com polled more than 25 fighters and trainers to get their thoughts:
Submitted Jul 19, 2008 4:02AM by Sam_Rothstein - 33 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
The Boot
Former MMA fighter Rick "The Boot" Rootlieb fought in Holland from 1998-2000. During his impressive career he put together a stellar 3-6 record. Never one to back down from a challenge, he refused to fight anyone but the best. Englands very own Adrian Wild began his career with a loss thanks to a slick kneebar applied by "The Boot." He also holds a brutal KO victory over Fedor's training partner, Vyacheslav Kiselev. In the L column, he has lost to "Pitbull" Dick Plug, Fred von Doesburg, and "The Dumptruck" Dennis Deryabkin. Sadly his career was upbruptly ended on Showtime - Christmas Edition 12-12-2000, when he was KO'd in 6 seconds by knockout artist Patrick de Witte. My only regret is more people didnt get to see this man in action. http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Rick-Rootlieb-1472
Submitted Jul 19, 2008 3:53AM by balack_o-bama - 6 comments
 
Josh Barnett talks Anthony "Rumble" Johnson, Aleksander Emelianenko
(fightlinker.com)

Anthony Johnson claimed in a recent interview he got the better of me in wrestling and that this was his validation for being a great wrestler in MMA. I won’t lie and say he didn’t get a takedown or that he doesn’t have good wrestling skills because he did and he does. But he glossed over the most important part: You don’t run your mouth about what happens in practice. Punks and the weak of heart do that. He came in last while I was running the gauntlet with guys in sparring and even then 1) I took him down more than he did me 2) I suplexed him on his head 3) and tapped him out. But I wasn’t happy with my performance so I said let’s go again. Only it turned out “Rumble” didn’t want to spar but run a marathon. He threw one punch and just ran the whole time. High accomplishments indeed. I guess he’s in San Jose now but hopefully they are more accepting of him than we are at CSW; because bitches need not apply here.
Submitted Jul 19, 2008 3:16AM by Sam_Rothstein - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Kid Yamamoto Out of Dream 5
(mmaweekly.com)
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto has suffered a torn ACL in his knee during a sparring session yesterday and will not be able to participate in Dream 5. According to doctors, the injury will sideline the Krazy Bee fighter up to six months. His scheduled opponent Joseph Benavidez has arrived in Japan and it is not known if Dream will be able to find him an opponent in time
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 11:41PM by wolfman - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
MMA prodigy boasts lifetime of experience -- at age 14
(sports.espn.go.com)
IRVING, Texas -- Drake Dudley tries to not move his face while his father smears it with Vaseline, but something across the ring is troubling the young fighter. "He's wearing small gloves," Drake says, his voice distorted by his mouthpiece. "He's wearing the same ounces as you -- 14s," says his father, Kirk. Smaller gloves would mean less padding over the other boy's fists. "Should I circle more or go inside?" Drake asks. "Try to hold your center of the ring," Kirk says. "Always look for your strength shot." Drake nods.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 10:34PM by Mchubb316 - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Goodridge to replace Aleks Emelianenko
(sherdog.com)
Gary Goodridge will step in to face Paul Buentello tomorrow. He was scheduled to fight in a show in San Diego that was cancelled.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 9:56PM by duggy - 15 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
No affliction in the UK
(fightlinker.com)

“Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be unable to show Affliction: Banned this Sunday at 9pm. Not our decision, not theirs, but I can’t say any more than that. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the delay. We are hoping to show the event as soon as we can but know it’s not ideal. Rest assured, we’ll keep you posted as to what’s happening. Thank you for your patience and support.”
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 9:18PM by juanez13 - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFN Weigh-In Results (Updated)
(mmamania.com)
The UFN weigh-ins for tomorrow night have just concluded. James Irvin has missed weight by 1.5 pounds, but the main event is still on. Update: Irvin has now made weight. He got down to 206 within the 1 hour allowed.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 7:56PM by DCRage - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Breaking: Affliction Fight Now Off
(mmamania.com)
Paul Buenetello vs. Aleksander Emelianenko is now off tomorrow night's Affliction: Banned event. Emelianenko didn't meet medical licensing requirements.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 7:37PM by DCRage - 22 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
LIVE: Affliction Weigh-In Results - Underway!
(dreamfighters.com)
Affliction BANNED weigh in results are happening right now. Check it out.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 6:41PM by kastro_316 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mark HOMINICK Affliction Blog
http://www.mmatraining.com/fitness/hominick-blog-week-4-final.php Pretty cool blogging about the Affliction week down in Anaheim. Always been a big Hominick fan. He needs this win though to stay near/in the Top 10.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 2:25PM by JimmieDD - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Hunt vs. Overeem Added to Dream 5
(dreamfighters.com)
Alistair "Demolition Man" Overeem has been confirmed as the opponent for Mark Hunt at Dream 5 from Osaka, Japan this Monday. Overeem confirmed the heavyweight bout with TheFightNetwork.com on Friday.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 2:01PM by kastro_316 - 22 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous, Other MMA Organizations
 
Hostile territory no problem for Mike Whitehead
(mmajunkie.com)
Mike Whitehead (21-5) knows he is headed into hostile territory tomorrow night. The former UFC and IFL fighter will face Southern California resident Renato "Babalu" Sobral (29-7) on the main card of "Affliction: Banned," and Whitehead plans to play the role of spoiler for the hometown hero. The Xtreme Couture-trained fighter was a recent in-studio guest on TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), he and discussed why fans should expect him to extend his 12-fight win streak by upsetting Sobral on his home turf. "A lot of people are pulling for [Sobral], which is great," Whitehead said. "That means it's going to be a hell of a fight. But I'm here, I'm healthy, and I am ready to bring it." The 27-year-old veteran knows the crowd will be decidedly against him, but he believes it may actually work in his favor. "I'm already mentally preparing myself to be booed on the way [to the ring] since this is Sobral's hometown," Whitehead said. "All the pressure is on him to perform, and I am a pretty tough guy (for someone) to go out and try to have an impressive win (over) -- like he wants to have."
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 1:20PM by SmileR - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
UFC Quick Quote: Lyoto Machida and Thiago Silva on the Birmingham battle
(mmamania.com)
“I know that this fight will show who is going to lose. The event will sell it this way, two unbeaten guys. I wanna do a great fight, a great show.” – Lyoto Machida via Tatame.com “It’ll be a good fight, we’re determined fighters. I trained a lot and I’ll do my job. I believe it’ll be a fight with more strategy. Lyoto likes to escape, fight moving backwards, it’s his style, but it’ll do my job…. I can’t say that I like (facing Brazilian fighters), but I want the belt, and wanna prove my talent and win. I want the belt. I already can fight for the belt. I’ve already showed UFC what I can and what I can’t do. I’m here to fight for the belt.” – Thiago Silva via Tatame.com Lyoto Machida and Thiago Silva comment for the first time on their huge 205-pound showdown at UFC 89: “Bisping vs. Leben” at The National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham, England, on October 18. The winner of the bout will likely earn a title shot in early 2009.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 1:17PM by SmileR - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
No Dream For The Kid Monday
(f4wonline.com)
Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto is now off this Monday's DREAM event in Japan. He suffered a torn ACL in training this past week and was on crutches at a press conference.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 12:07PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC 90 Set For Chicago On 10/25
(mmamania.com)
UFC is finally blowing into the Windy City this fall, announcing that Chicago will host UFC 90 on October 25. No word on participants yet but if Stephan Bonnar is recovered from knee surgery in time he'll be there.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 9:59AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pound-for-pound king speaks with his strikes...
(sports.yahoo.com)
LAS VEGAS – Anderson Silva has been one of the elite mixed martial arts fighters in the world for the past 18 months or so. He hasn’t been a star, though, until recently. But on Thursday, the large media scrum that squeezed in tightly to hear Silva’s every utterance was symbolic of his rise to stardom.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 9:35AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WEC Signs 3 NCAA Wrestling Stars
(sherdog.com)
The influx of top NCAA wrestling talent into MMA continues. The 3 latest signees are Jake Rosholt, Johny Hendricks and Shane Roller of Team Takedown, who are headed to WEC.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 9:08AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Arlovski Looking to be Aggressive Against Ben Rothwell
(sherdog.com)
I know this is a strange request but could someone give me a breaf outlay of the interview? Sherdog wont let Mac uses see their videos....One of the reasons this site is far, far, far, far better!
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 8:16AM by SmileR - 4 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
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