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Pondering Brock Lesnar's Future
(mmaunderdogs.com)
Brock Brock Brock. Brock Brock. Brock. Enough Brock Lesnar for you? No? OK, I thought that might be enough, but somehow it seems like everybody is very interested in this guy. Hell, so am I.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 12:42PM by ohiostate1016 - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
the UFC’s Big Change for “The Ultimate Fighter 7? is revealed
(mmajunkie.com)
Although we will not release any fight results from the show (we never post fight spoilers), we will reveal a fairly significant change in the way this season works. According to a source close to the show, “The Ultimate Fighter 7” will start with 32 cast members — not the usual 16 — and every one of them will have to fight as soon as the show begins. The 16 winners earn a spot in the house, and the 16 losers are sent packing for home. The likely format change should be warmly received by critics of the show who complain that the series focuses more on the drama and in-house antics than it does training and the actual fights. Additionally, many of the show’s weaker cast members will likely be eliminated before they’re even technically a part of the cast, assuring that only the cream of the crop are in the house for the duration of the show Unfortunately, we have no information on how the initial match-ups might be determined
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 11:44AM by juanez13 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
UFC 83 Starnes vs Quarry
mmamania.com
Keeping with the Canadian flavor of UFC 83, Kalib Starnes (8-2-1) — a product of Surrey, British Columbia — will take on Nate Quarry (9-2) at the Bell Centre in Montreal on April 19, according to a report picked up by MMAonTap.com. Good fight imo.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 9:35AM by Franklinfan47 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
2 More TUF 7 Participants Confirmed
(mmanews.com)
Josh Hall and Jesse Taylor, 2 fighters from Team Quest, have been confirmed as participants on The Ultimate Fighter 7. This brings the total list of confirmed fighters up to 14 as of 1/30/08.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 7:21AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rousimar Palhares to Make UFC Debut in May vs. Ivan Salaverry
(mmajunkie.com)
Brazilian fighter Rousimar Palhares (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his UFC debut vs. Ivan Salaverry (12-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) at a May 24 event in Las Vegas. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the fight with Salaverry’s camp, which received the fight offer just this afternoon. However, the fight was first reported by Sherdog.com, which mentioned the fighter’s likely signing last week.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 6:55AM by CornishMMA - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mir wants to prove himself against Lesnar
(mmaweekly.com)
Winning an Ultimate Fighting Championship title could be considered the greatest achievement for any fighter, but for Frank Mir, working his way back to the top of the heavyweight ladder could eventually be seen as his greatest achievement after a motorcycle accident almost sidelined his career altogether. The former champion will hope to put his name back into contender’s status when he faces former WWE superstar Brock Lesnar on Saturday night at UFC 81. With Lesnar set to make his UFC debut, the majority of the attention on the upcoming fight seems to lie primarily on the former WWE wrestler, but Mir understands the importance of a fight of this magnitude, which played into why he accepted the fight against Lesnar in the first place.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 2:44AM by Bemin - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 83 to take place in Montreal, Canada, on April 19
(mmamania.com)
Multiple sources are indicating that UFC 83 — which was originally supposed to go down on March 8 in Newcastle, England — has been scrapped altogether and the UFC 84 event booked for April 19 in Montreal, Canada, will now be referred to as UFC 83.
Submitted Jan 29, 2008 5:28PM by nickcuc547 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Houston Alexander vs. James Irvin, Clay Guida vs. Samy Schiavo Added to UFC Fight Night 13
(mmajunkie.com)
A Houston Alexander (8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. James Irvin (13-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) fight originally expected to take place at a March 8 event in England has instead been added to the UFC Fight Night 13 televised card; additionally, a lightweight battle between Clay Guida (22-9 MMA, 2-3 UFC) and UFC newcomer Samy Schiavo (10-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will also take place at the event.
Submitted Jan 29, 2008 3:19PM by nickcuc547 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Creator Bob Meyrowitz Announces New MMA Promotion
(mmajunkie.com)
Bob Meyrowitz, the founder of the world-famous Ultimate Fighting Championship, is starting a new fight league called YAMMA Pit Fighting (YPF) that will focus on tournament-style events, the organization today announced. The first event, which airs on pay-per-view, will takes place April 11 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J. Tournaments require winning fighters to compete at least twice per night. The format was popular in the early days of the UFC but eventually fizzled out due to fighter safety and pressure from state athletic commissions. However, back in November, Strikeforce held the first-ever tournament sanctioned in California and promised future ones in 2008 Tournament idea sounds great, a moving surface sounds way too gimmicy, hope they don't go that way. If they did it would ruin the legitimacy of the promotion, for me anyway.
Submitted Jan 29, 2008 12:30PM by Bemin - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Rampage's Buddy David Roberts picked for TUF 7
http://mmajunkie.com/2008/01/29/quinton-jacksons-buddy-david-roberts-picked-for-the-ultimate-fighter-7/ The man who introduced Quinton “Rampage” Jackson to the world of mixed martial arts could now find himself being coached by the UFC light heavyweight champion. Nearly nine years after he first debuted with the UFC, David Roberts (5-7 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will make a return to the organization — this time as a cast member for “The Ultimate Fighter 7.“ A source close to the fighter told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) Roberts was offered a spot on the cast and recently headed to Las Vegas to tape the upcoming season.
Submitted Jan 29, 2008 11:26AM by cowcatcher - 4 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
O'Brien Camp: Arlovski Fight Official
(mmajunkie.com)
According to Jake O'Brien's camp, the agreement for a fight with Andrei Arlovski at UFC 82 has been signed and thus the fight is now official. This likely will be AA's last UFC fight as it's the last of his contract.
Submitted Jan 29, 2008 10:57AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brandon Sene tapped for TUF 7
(mmajunkie.com)
Florida-based fighter Brandon Sene (2-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been chosen as a cast member for “The Ultimate Fighter 7.“
Submitted Jan 29, 2008 10:43AM by cowcatcher - 3 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
Tim Sylvia: ‘… if I do win the belt again, then this time it’s never coming off’
(mmamania.com)
“I’ve had sex before with the belt on. That was back in the Ricco Rodriguez days. The night I won the belt I had a sexual experience with the belt on. But hey, I was 25 years old and it was the biggest thing that ever had happened to me in my life. The girl was like hey, are you going to take that thing off. And I said no, I’m not…I’m wearing it and if you have a problem with it, then I’m leaving. And I hate to say it, but if I do win the belt again, then this time it’s never coming off. I’m going to wear it a lot more.”
Submitted Jan 29, 2008 10:19AM by nickcuc547 - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Looking at NCAA Wrestling Champions in MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
Brock Lesnar’s notoriety as a World Wrestling Entertainment champion and headliner has created great interest in his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut on Saturday night against former UFC champion Frank Mir. But because his fame comes from scripted entertainment, many aren’t aware of his successes in legitimate athletic competition. Lesnar was 106-5 in four years of college wrestling, winning the junior college national championship in 1998 and the Division I championship for the University of Minnesota in 2000, both as a heavyweight. High-level amateur wrestling is a great asset in mixed martial arts, as many of UFC’s biggest stars all have a substantial wrestling background, Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, Quinton Jackson, Dan Henderson, Matt Hughes, Josh Koscheck, Jon Fitch, Diego Sanchez, Rashad Evans, Tito Ortiz, Clay Guida, Keith Jardine, Roger Huerta, Jake O’Brien, Frankie Edgar, Matt Hamill, Brandon Vera, Gray Maynard, Corey Hill, Matt Grice and others. But wrestling success is no guarantee of MMA success. For every Couture or Dan Severn, both of whom competed on the U.S. national team in international competition and are among only a few fighters in the UFC Hall of Fame, there are great wrestlers, including national champions and Olympians, who have gone nowhere in MMA.
Submitted Jan 29, 2008 7:10AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
More Details on Nevada's Expanded Drug Tests
(mmaweekly.com)
Nevada Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer last Friday announced that the Commission has expanded steroid and drug testing for licensed fighters and those applying for licenses. In addition to the testing performed on contestants on fight night, the Commission will require licensed fighters and licensing applicants to be tested at other times during the year. Selection of licensees for testing will be made in one of three ways: 1. Fighters may be randomly chosen for testing. 2. If there is some indication that a fighter is taking a non-approved substance, they may be tested. 3. If a fighter has previously tested positive for using a non-approved substance, they may be tested. MMAWeekly.com recently questioned Kizer on some of the particulars of the new testing.
Submitted Jan 29, 2008 7:04AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Gomi and UFC Deal Falls through
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
FiveOuncesOfPain.com first became aware of the story when a source close to Frankie Edgar revealed that the lightweight contender had been offered and accepted a potential bout vs. Gomi. The fight fell through after the UFC was unable to secure a contract with PRIDE’s final reigning lightweight champion. There is no word as to why a deal with Gomi was unable to be completed and whether there’s a chance that talks between both sides will resume in the future.
Submitted Jan 28, 2008 11:32PM by DevonFoxy - 34 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jeremiah Riggs Picked for “The Ultimate Fighter 7? Cast
(mmajunkie.com)
Mississippi-based fighter Jeremiah Riggs (1-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is headed to Las Vegas for the upcoming seventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter.“ Riggs, a 25-year-old former sheriff’s deputy, posted a 4-2 amateur record for the Alabama-based Southern Fighting Alliance and other Southeast-based fight organizations. He then made his professional debut this past September, earning a submission victory (via strikes) over Craig Sjoerdsma at an Ultimate Cage Fighting event in Louisiana Sadollah joins a growing list of other cast members that MMAjunkie.com has recently revealed. The full list now includes: Matt Brown (7-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) Steve Byrnes (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) C.B. Dollaway (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) Prince Mclean (4-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) Jeremiah Riggs (1-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) Amir Sadollah (0-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) Luke Zachrich (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC)
Submitted Jan 28, 2008 6:36PM by juanez13 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 83 Cancelled??
i have been hearing this here is the email i recieved about it: MMA Fightline is floating a rumor that UFC 83 — which was originally scheduled to go down March 8th in Manchester, England, before other reports began to claim that it would be held elsewhere — has been canceled altogether. Though it always seemed strange that the UFC would hold two major events only a week apart, no official reason for the cancellation has been announced yet. If this report turns out to be true, scheduled fights between Michael Bisping and Charles McCarthy, and Houston Alexander vs. James Irvin would be moved to other UFC events. You’ll know more when we do. According to ProElite, TUF Alumni Chris Leben will take on Alessio “Legionarius” Sakara March 1 at UFC 82 in Columbus, Ohio. Leben will look to stay in the win column, following his miraculous one punch KO of Terry Martin at UFC Fight Night 11. Sakara who trains with American Top Team, is coming of a first round TKO win over James Lee at UFC 80.
Submitted Jan 28, 2008 5:55PM by Cobbs666 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 81: Breaking Point..Fight Breakdowns
(scrubsports.com)
"Wildfire" Johnny Rage is back with his thoughts and predictions for UFC 81: Breaking Point. Rage is known for his accurate and knowledge of MMA. In one pick, he takes Mir over Lesnar.
Submitted Jan 28, 2008 3:28PM by tberg420 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Report: Chris Leben vs. Alessio Sakara at UFC 82
(mmajunkie.com)
Chris Leben (17-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC), fresh off a stunning knockout of Terry Martin at UFC Fight Night 11 in September, will return to the octagon to face Alessio Sakara (12-6 MMA, 3-3 UFC) at UFC 82. Sam Caplan of fiveouncesofpain.com was the first to confirm the rumored match.
Submitted Jan 28, 2008 2:14PM by nickcuc547 - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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