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Another TUF Fighter Released
(mmanews.com)
TUF 5 fighter Brandon Melendez has been released from UFC. He was released upon his request, citing pursuit of other options and a more active fight schedule.
Submitted Jan 17, 2008 5:06PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Signs Japanese Fighter Yoshiyuki Yoshida
(mmajunkie.com)
As expected, Japanese welterweight Yoshiyuki Yoshida (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has signed a four-fight deal with the UFC. The signing had been rumored for the past week, essentially appearing to be a done-deal. On Wednesday the Greatest Common Multiple organization, Yoshida’s home since September 2006, made the official announcement.
Submitted Jan 17, 2008 3:54PM by Daddyprimetime - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gary Shaw: UFC Title-Holders Are “Club Champs”
(mmajunkie.com)
During Wednesday’s media conference call, EliteXC Live Events President Gary Shaw fielded a number of questions about the organization’s Feb. 16 main event between Kimbo Slice and David “Tank” Abbott. However, he discussed a number of other issues, including his recent media feud with UFC President Dana White.
Submitted Jan 17, 2008 3:51PM by Daddyprimetime - 24 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC, StrikeForce
 
UFC Signs Major TV Deal For England
(mmaweekly.com)
At today's pre-UFC 80 press conference, it was annoued that UFC and Setanta Sports had reached an agreement to air all UK UFC events over the next few years, including all US UFC live events after July and the "UFC Wired" TV series.
Submitted Jan 17, 2008 2:05PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Stevenson: "I'm Not The Underdog"
(mmaweekly.com)
At just 25 years of age, Joe “Daddy” Stevenson already has more experience and more accomplishments than many fighters will ever get in their entire careers, but on Jan. 19 he will have the chance to win championship gold as he faces B.J. Penn for the UFC lightweight title in Newcastle, England. Training exclusively in Big Bear, Calif. to prepare for this fight, Stevenson has been working alongside fighters such as Gray Maynard, Sam Stout, Tyson Griffin and even grappling legend Marcello Garcia to get him ready for the fight with Penn.
Submitted Jan 17, 2008 6:52AM by CornishMMA - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tank Abbott is close to finishing his autobiography about being an MMA fighter
(mmajunkie.com)
Tank Abbott is close to finishing his autobiography about being an MMA fighter. During today’s call, he said he’s written 678 pages freehand and is in the process of entering it into a computer. He made no mention of a title, publisher or potential release date but was confident fans would like it. “It’s a real-life ‘Rocky’ story,” he said. Oh yeah there is some other news about Kimbo possibly fighting Sean Gannon, the guy he lost to in one of his Internet Videos, but I thought I would post the real news in this article. I will buy Tank's Autobiography over Hughes any day of the week, in fact I will buy this puppy the day it comes out! The man must have a million stories and is funny as hell to boot! Can't friggin wait
Submitted Jan 16, 2008 11:15PM by Bemin - 13 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Bas Ruten Interview
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Cool Interview with the always candid bas ruten. He talks about kimbo, if he plans on coming back and makes some predictions on the ufc event this weekend. enjoy.
Submitted Jan 16, 2008 9:32PM by duggy - 2 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Gonzaga plots rebound strategy vs. Werdum
(msn.foxsports.com)
LUDLOW, Mass. - It's not hard to find Gabriel Gonzaga in this suburb with a large contingent of Portuguese and Brazilians near the Connecticut border. It could be that the beastly UFC heavyweight dwarfs most people on the street, or because he wears a hooded sweatshirt that reads "GONZAGA" on the front and bears the insignia of Gonzaga University. But even if you didn't spot "Napao" in person in Ludlow, you'd know where to find him. In a shop window facing the street next to his training haunt hangs a promotional poster for UFC 70, the event where Gonzaga famously defeated Croatian striker Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic in stunning fashion with a head kick. The poster hangs proudly alongside for-sale "Need 2 Bleed" brand fight gear and jiu-jitsu gis bearing the "Team Link" insignia.
Submitted Jan 16, 2008 8:45PM by Bemin - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Melendez-Thompson Off Strikeforce
(mmanews.com)
The scheduled Gilbert Melendez vs. Josh Thomson fight at StrikeForce on March 29 is now off. Thompson re-aggravated an old shoulder injury and will have surgery Thursday.
Submitted Jan 16, 2008 8:15PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Puder Returns To Strikeforce
(mmanews.com)
Although he's gone back to wrestling for now, Daniel Puder's MMA exodus apparently will be brief. He's been added to the 3/29 Strikeforce event headlined by Frank Shamrock vs. Cung Le.
Submitted Jan 16, 2008 8:12PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
McCully Misses Deadline, Kongo Fight?
(mmanews.com)
There have been rumors that Justin McCully missed a deadline for an offer of a UFC 82 fight against Cheick Kongo. There's now word that the deadline has indeed passed and Kongo now will likely fight Heath Herring instead.
Submitted Jan 16, 2008 8:09PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WCO Promoter Tells His Side Of The Story
(mmanews.com)
Bruce Bellochi, promoter of WCO, recently took the opportunity to speak out and explain his side of the story that led to the cancellation of the WCO: Babalu vs. Tiger event this past weekend in California.
Submitted Jan 16, 2008 8:04PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
Machida "I want to fight for the belt by the end of this year"
(mmafightline.com)
"It was a very big win. I hope people start to recognize that I'm here to stay and I would like to fight for the belt by the end of this year."- Lyoto Machida
Submitted Jan 16, 2008 4:19PM by NatedawgThaM - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Weighty Issues (Sherdog interview with GSP and his Manager)
(sherdog.com)
In a world full of high-caliber mixed martial artists, most will concede that Georges St. Pierre (Pictures) is at or near the top of the list when it comes to talent and ability. Since his introduction to the world of professional MMA in 2002, the 26 year old from St. Isidore, Quebec, has run roughshod over a litany of fighters considered the cream of the crop. Not only has he beaten them, he's also made it look relatively easy. The first sign that alerted the international community that "Rush" was someone special was when he defeated Pete Spratt (Pictures) in 2003. St. Pierre was already popular around Montreal then, but Spratt was fresh off a win over Robbie Lawler (Pictures) at UFC 42 and was considered a heavy favorite. He drops a few bombshells in this one, sounds like the GSP/Anderson Silva fight could take place in the future, and how about seeing if Chuck can stuff his takedowns. Maybe a bit ambitious but interesting none the less.
Submitted Jan 16, 2008 3:11PM by Bemin - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Maturing Penn ready to claim crown
(sports.yahoo.com)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – For years, the word "if" has haunted B.J. Penn. He's heard it so much, it makes him want to scream in agony. If only he would train, the experts would say. If only he would take mixed martial arts seriously, they'd continue. If only he had the desire to be the best like a Randy Couture. Penn has heard it for years and run away from it, trying desperately to be his own man. He would do things his way, on his terms. And though doing that has resulted in a decent career, Penn is hardly a lock to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame at this stage and there are many who look at him as a disappointment. There has been a lot posted on Penn with the fight coming up, but I thought this was a good interview.
Submitted Jan 16, 2008 2:30PM by Bemin - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Change Of Plans: UFC 83 NOT In Europe
(mmamania.com)
UFC 83 is not going to be in England anymore. It's been announced that the show will be "relocated" to elsewhere in the US, no official reason given yet. UFC does intend to go back to Manchester. Just not on March 8.
Submitted Jan 16, 2008 1:35PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Weighty Issues
(sherdog.com)
In a world full of high-caliber mixed martial artists, most will concede that Georges St. Pierre is at or near the top of the list when it comes to talent and ability. Since his introduction to the world of professional MMA in 2002, the 26 year old from St. Isidore, Quebec, has run roughshod over a litany of fighters considered the cream of the crop. Not only has he beaten them, he's also made it look relatively easy.
Submitted Jan 16, 2008 1:00PM by madmarck - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Surgery Stops Strikeforce's Thomson-Melendez
Josh Thomson will undergo surgery on Thursday to repair a damaged shoulder, forcing the American Kickboxing Academy lightweight out of a Showtime-televised Strikeforce title bout against Gilbert Melendez Sherdog.com has learned.
Submitted Jan 16, 2008 12:59PM by madmarck - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Yahya on Yamamoto
(sherdog.com)
Just back from a vacation in Indonesia, bantamweight Rani Yahya spoke with Sherdog.com about his recent fight with Norifumi Yamamoto. On New Year's Eve the WEC veteran joined a growing list of mixed martial artists who have fallen short against "Kid." The world champion Brazilian jiu-jitsu artist recounted his experience, and spoke about his future with the WEC.
Submitted Jan 16, 2008 12:59PM by madmarck - 1 comment
Filed under: M-1 Global
 
Update: Baroni to Make Return in Japan?
(sherdog.com)
Though the first formalized bout on the Sengoku card at Yoyogi National Stadium First Gymnasium card was announced Dec. 11 by promoter World Victory Road, it remains unsigned. According to the promoter, middleweight Phil Baroni is slated to fight Sanae Kikuta.
Submitted Jan 16, 2008 12:58PM by madmarck - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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