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It appears The Strikeforce LHW is out of his semifinal bout with Sokodjou at DREAM 11. (I myself am now officially calling Minowaman to win. )
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 3:49PM by Khaos - 17 comments
Filed under: Dream
Crocop weighs in on Fedor/UFC situation
Mirko Crocop can get added to the list of people who don't understand the Fedor/UFC situation, as he has his own thoughts on the matter. Is Fedor scared?
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 3:21PM by BrutalKnockOut - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
A Champion's Clause Never Bound Alistair Overeem to Defend Title
In an interesting interview by MiddleEasy.com in which they actually asked Overeem who would win in a fight between the 1993 version of Wesley Snipes and the 1986 version of Sylvester Stallone (Seriously? Rambo/Rocky wins), it was revealed that Strikeforce didn't bind Overeem to a champion's clause following his win over Paul Buentello for the championship belt.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 2:08PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Lil' Nog and Hendo to go again at 105?
Its another story from the Sun, but they where first to report Semtex stepping up to replace Swick so mabeys this artice is credible aswell. Also mentions Hughes vs Swick could be an option if Dan or Nog Decline the fight.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 1:06PM by Aaronno9 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 105 Officially Announced, Main Event Not
As had been expected, UFC today officially announced UFC 105 for November 14 at MEN Arena in Manchester, England. 2 matches were confirmed-Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang and Dan Hardy vs. Dong Hyun Kim-but the statement also revealed the main event would be announced at a later date. Tickets go on sale Monday but Fight Club members can get them Thursday, Newsletter subscribers can get them Saturday.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 11:38AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Hallman vs. Howard at TUF 10 Finale
Looks like Hughes won't be fighting him next.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 9:52AM by Sinister - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Dan Stupp Defends Sean Salmon's Admission
Salmon quit, plain and simple. Self-preservation and financial well-being trumped his competitive drive. But he didn’t "throw a fight" as so many have alleged. At any MMA event, especially amateur and small regional shows, you’ll see at least a fighter or two who simply breaks mentally. He’ll stop fighting off a submission attempt, will quit fighting and cover up, or will simply tap-out. Like Salmon, they just don’t have the heart to continue that night
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 9:31AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Dan Miller Out, Newcomer Jay Silva In Against CB Dollaway at UFN 19
(MMA) Madness is reporting tonight that UFC middleweight Dan Miller is suffering from some sort of ailment, and will be forced out of his scheduled fight with C.B. Dollaway at UFC Fight Night 19 on September 16th. Brazilian Jay Silva (5-0) will be stepping in on very short notice to make his UFC debut against Dollaway next week.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 9:26AM by emfleek - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rashad Evans Not Yet Told of Possible UFC 107 Fight Postponement
Rashad Evans has yet to be officially informed that his UFC 107 main-event matchup with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has been scrapped, according to his manager, Jervis Cole. FanHouse contacted Cole on Saturday to find out whether the ex-UFC light-heavyweight champion had been informed of any change in scheduling. As of yesterday afternoon, he had not.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 9:23AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
One Year Later, Evan Tanner's Unforgettable Life, Legacy Remembered
The people who knew him still think of him regularly. How can they not? He moved them closer to life's truths than anyone else. He pulled them in, taught them lessons, then disappeared. He made them feel alive. He challenged them to think deeper, look further, rise above. He broke their hearts, then showed them what true redemption was all about. They remember him because one year later, the life of Evan Tanner still echoes.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 9:22AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Maynard's got the plan to beat Huerta
"As the lightweight division awaits the next title defense by champion B.J. Penn in December, the list of contenders is constantly growing. The choice for the next top 155-pound contender could be crowned on Sept. 16 when Gray Maynard goes for his sixth win in a row when he faces Roger Huerta at UFC Fight Night 19 in Oklahoma. Maynard’s string of wins includes victories over Frankie Edgar, Jim Miller, and Rich Clementi. He's hoping to tack Huerta onto the list in what could be the budding actor’s final fight with the UFC. It's no secret that Huerta has expressed his desire to venture onto the silver screen and the fight against Maynard is the last on his current fight contract." I like Maynard a lot. This sound be a good fight.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 8:25AM by Sinister - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Arona: 'I Can Beat Anyone,' Machida Included
"More than two years have passed since Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou knocked out Ricardo Arona at the final Pride Fighting Championships event in Japan. Viewed by most as one of the top light heavyweight fighters in the world in 2005 and 2006, Arona disappeared from the mixed martial arts scene in wake of Pride’s demise. “The Brazilian Tiger” -- who built his reputation, in part, on the back of a 1999 victory over Jeff Monson in the absolute final of the Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championships -- will return to MMA this Saturday when he meets UFC veteran Marvin Eastman in the Bitetti Combat Nordeste 4 main event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It will also mark the first time Arona competes inside a cage."
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 8:23AM by Sinister - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
UFC 105: Terry Etim vs. Shannon Gugerty possible for Nov. 14
Unheralded but tough lightweights Terry Etim (13-2) and Shannon Gugerty (12-3) are penciled in to throw leather in a 155-pound match up at UFC 105 from the Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena in Manchester, England, on Nov. 14, according to Fighter’s Only magazine. Etim has looked sharp in his three most recent performances inside the Octagon, submitting Justin Buchholz with a brabo choke at UFC 99: “The Comeback,” knocking Brian Cobb senseless with a head kick at UFC 95: “Sanchez vs. Stevenson” and outpointing Sam Stout on all three judges scorecards at UFC 89: “Bisping vs. Leben.”
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 1:31AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Frank Mir to add more strength to go with his technique
“In the fight with Brock, I really felt there was a huge difference in strength and power. Being 245, I just don’t think I’ll ever be able to compete with him at that weight…. One area of my game I’m really lacking at is physical power. Just training, lifting heavy weights, being explosive, being a powerful athlete…. I’m going to go back to drawing board, I’m going to win two, three fights in a row and get a rematch against him. And I don’t have to sit here and complain about it, I’ll get an opportunity to get locked in a cage with him and show him what I felt about [his post-fight antics].”
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 1:29AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gegard Mousasi: 'Paulo Filho is a little donkey on steroids'
“What happened when [Filho] came to America, he got beat up really bad. Now he’s back in Japan and he feels like a kid in a candy story. He can use all kinds of steroids and I think the steroids have gone to his head. He didn’t perform the same as he does in Japan as he does in America and now he suddenly has a big mouth again. I would say that he’s a little donkey on steroids. He thinks he’s a running horse but he’s more like a little pony. I really believe that he used steroids. He also backed out a couple of times when he had to fight Chael Sonnen. He said he was crazy. Maybe he is crazy, I don’t know. I think he wasn’t feeling very good mentally because he cannot use his magic stuff. I also fight in Japan and I don’t use anything. If there’s an athletic commission test, he can fight me everywhere, everywhere he wants.”
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 1:26AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Showtime adds Strikeforce listing for Oct. 10; promotion, network say nothing official
While Strikeforce has a "Challengers Series" event in less than three weeks, the big focus surrounding the California-based organization has been finding out when and where Fedor Emelianenko will make his debut for the promotion. Multiple signs are pointing toward an Oct. 10 event in Newark, N.J., but Strikeforce officials insist the previously announced matchup between Emelianenko and Brett Rogers has yet to receive an official home.
Submitted Sep 7, 2009 4:20PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
Welterweight Rick Story agrees to meet Brian Foster at UFC 103
Welterweight Rick Story (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has agreed to a "UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort" slot on less than two-weeks' notice, and the Portland, Ore., native is now expected face UFC-newcomer Brian Foster (11-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at the Sept. 19 event in Dallas.
Submitted Sep 7, 2009 4:18PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ortiz: Hopefully Chuck can dance better than he can fight
Tito Ortiz has launched a scathing attack on long time rival, Chuck Liddell, saying “The Iceman’s” career is over and that he hopes he can dance better than he fights. When asked about the recent comments Liddell made about Ortiz needing a win or two under his belt to make him relevant enough to face again inside the octagon, Ortiz said: “That’s kinda funny. I think he needs to get a couple of wins under his belt also. I think he’s been knocked out four of his last five fights. I’ve never been knocked out unconscious in any of my fights in my whole career in the last thirteen years so for him to say those words is like calling the kettle black.
Submitted Sep 7, 2009 1:46PM by MMAcca - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
Former Olympian Daniel Cormier gets final TV spot at Sept. 25 Strikeforce event
The final slot on the TV portion of the Sept. 25 "Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. Cummings" event will go to two-time U.S. Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier. Cormier, the latest in a long line of former Oklahoma State wrestling standouts who have moved to MMA, will make his pro debut at the event, which airs on Showtime and takes place at SpiritBank Event Center in Bixby, Okla.
Submitted Sep 7, 2009 11:46AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
Pyle intends better showing in UFC return
When asked if he was underprepared for his Ultimate Fighting Championships debut at UFC 98 this past may, Mike “Quicksand” Pyle responded in his usual direct approach, “A week’s notice and 23 pounds overweight, you tell me.” Indeed, stepping in for an injured Chris Wilson just days from the show to face the always tough Brock Larson proved to Pyle’s undoing, as he was submitted half way through round one. Pyle explains, while he would have liked more time to prepare for such a big fight, the opportunity to join the UFC was just too important to his career to pass up.
Submitted Sep 7, 2009 10:51AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
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