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Jay Hieron Says He Has No Time or Interest to Lick His Wounds
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Jay Hieron has every reason to be frustrated. After seeing his Affliction fight against Paul Daley get canceled, Hieron was excited to fight Nick Diaz for the Strikeforce welterweight title. Of course, that fight never happened. Still, Hieron had his Showtime debut against Jesse Taylor to look forward to. Only problem was his fight was bumped off the telecast at the last minute.
Submitted Aug 17, 2009 8:36AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Scott Coker: The Future Is Bright for Strikeforce, Women's MMA
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- After months of promotion, Strikeforce's most important event is in the books. In the end, Cris Cyborg, Gegard Mousasi and Gilbert Melendez upped their stock in the eyes of MMA fans, while Fabricio Werdum reintroduced himself to the world.
Submitted Aug 17, 2009 8:35AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight titleholder Matt Serra wants a rematch with Matt Hughes and fights against opponents with names cemented in the industry. "I had a talk with Joe Silva (UFC matchmaker) and we talked about some interesting things," Serra told MMAWeekly.com recently. "I was definitely first pushing for a rematch. That would be ideal for me. I'd love to fight Matt Hughes again. I told him, 'look man, you've already got the name for it, “Unfinished Business.” There you go.'
Submitted Aug 17, 2009 8:34AM by emfleek - 19 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Although Gina Carano’s pride took a hit Saturday night, her coach, Randy Couture, is already looking ahead. Whenever she wants to get back in the gym, he’ll be there. Carano suffered the first slide of her career at Strikeforce “Carano vs. Cyborg,” the first major mixed martial arts card to feature a female title fight as its headliner. Almost as soon as the fight was booked, she asked Couture to coach and corner her for the enormous challenge faced in Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, a vicious product of Chute Boxe Academy in Curitiba, Brazil.
Submitted Aug 17, 2009 8:32AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Notable Edits Made During Spike TV's 'UFC 100' Special
The UFC countered last night's "Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg" event by airing a "UFC 100" special for free on Spike TV. The special included three fights from the main card, as well as three never-before-televised preliminary bouts. The Brock Lesnar - Frank Mir heavyweight title fight, Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alan Belcher and Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping aired from the main card, while Mark Coleman vs. Stephan Bonnar, Shannon Gugerty vs. Matt Grice and Jon Jones vs. Jake O'Brien aired from the preliminary card
Submitted Aug 16, 2009 11:42PM by StorminYourman - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, EliteXC
Video: Exclusive Interview w/ Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson
Video interview with Anthony "Rumble" Johnson who is scheduled to fight the ever dangerous Yoshiyuki Yoshida at UFC 104.
Submitted Aug 16, 2009 11:38PM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Krzysztof Soszynski: Enjoying the Roller Coaster Ride
Krzysztof Soszynski has never been one to sit idly by while life passes him. Instead, he has made a life, and subsequent mixed martial arts career, by making goals and working diligently to achieve them – often at breakneck speeds.
Submitted Aug 16, 2009 6:31PM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Video: MMANews.com Interviews Josh Koscheck, Talks Trigg
Video interview with Josh Koscheck who is scheduled to fight Frank Trigg at UFC 103.
Submitted Aug 16, 2009 6:19PM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
New Strikeforce champ Gegard Mousasi staying at 205 pounds for "two or three years"
Don't expect Gegard Mousasi to waste too much time before making his first Strikeforce title defense. While current champs Alistair Overeem (heavyweight), Cung Le (middleweight) and Josh Thomson (lightweight) have each gone more than a year since last defending their Strikeforce belts, Mousasi, who delivered former champ Renato "Babalu" Sobral a brutal 60-second knockout on Saturday to claim the 205-pound title, is ready to pounce on his new weight class.
Submitted Aug 16, 2009 4:43PM by sclasclemski - 13 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
StrikeForce: Carano vs. Cyborg - Post Fight Interviews
Jen Brown interviews Cyborg, Mousasi, Melendez, Werdum, and Couture.
Submitted Aug 16, 2009 12:04PM by BDON911 - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Gegard Mousasi performs well under pressure
There was some pressure coming into the fight because it was my first fight in the US, but I trained hard for it and I was very comfortable and confident in the ring. I wanted to fight stand-up with him but I knew he would go for the clinch. I didn’t want to give him any advantage so I knew when I could take him down, I would, [and] I had the chance so I took it. After 1-2 rights I felt he was a little bit dizzy, so I gave him some more — for better results.”
Submitted Aug 16, 2009 9:35AM by SmileR - 8 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Santos' First Challenger: Marloes Coenen?
That could be the answer to the obvious "Who's next?" for Cristiane Santos. Marloes Coenen, who was given a 1-fight deal as a last-minute replacement last night if either Gina Carano or Santos couldn't go, is being hinted as a possibility to be the first challenger for Santos' new SF Women's Title. But Scott Coker said the hope it so have an 8-woman determination tournament to determine the first challenger, and Coker also cited "communication problems" behind a falling-out with Erin Toughill that led to this, but he said Toughill is still welcome in SF.
Submitted Aug 16, 2009 8:13AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Fedor's SF Debut Now Planned For November, No Opponent Set
Although it was originally rumored for October, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said after last night's event that Fedor Emelianenko now will likely debut for the promotion in November. They haven't said who he'll fight but Brett Rogers and Fabricio Werdum are possibilities. Ricco Rodriguez, on the other hand, is not.
Submitted Aug 16, 2009 7:55AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
“We took a lot of proactive measures to make sure [Gina Carano and Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos were on weight]. We were weighing the girls all week. When Gina went to sleep last night she was right at weight
“We took a lot of proactive measures to make sure [Gina Carano and Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos were on weight]. We were weighing the girls all week. When Gina went to sleep last night she was right at weight (145). I was more concerned about Cyborg (she weighed in at 152 for her last Strikeforce fight). I talked to the Chute Boxe trainer and said ’she has to make weight.’ When they landed [in San Jose] she was 152. We just let her do her thing and didn’t interrupt, but we weighed them everyday. I don’t think we’ve ever been this diligent. This is a such high-profile event. This is a major fight for television, a major fight for us and a major fight for female fighting period.” –Strikeforce Founder and CEO Scott Coker tells CageWriter.com that he was not about to let anything happen to his main event fight between Gina Carano and Cris “Cyborg” Santos at the HP Pavillion in San Jose, Calif., on Aug. 15. The promotion went as far as to weigh the girls — who will compete in an historic main event for the first-ever 145-pound female championship — frequently leading up to yesterday’s weigh in. Carano and Cyborg have historically struggled on the scales, but not last night — both ladies hit their marks without incident. It was likely a huge relief for Strikeforce, which has had a rough time keeping the “Carano vs. Cyborg” card together because of injuries, drug test issues and other matters. With all the drama now out of the way, it’s finally time to fight.
Submitted Aug 15, 2009 11:26AM by SmileR - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Coleman warns Ortiz: “I won’t be used as a stepping stone by anybody”
“I think that’s absolutely perfect, I’m ecstatic. I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for a long time. I’ve been given this kind of opportunity in the past and this is one I need to take advantage of. This is my chance to take everything he has.” “I think it’s gonna be a hell of a fight, I think it’s gonna be a war. Neither one of us likes to lose, I actually hate to lose. There’s a good chance this fight could end up on its feet and I feel like my stand-up skills will be ready to win in that area. I don’t know if I can knock him out but I definitely think I can beat Tito. I definitely feel like I can win this fight. There are no guarantees in this game but I hit really hard and if I connect I could knock him out.”
Submitted Aug 14, 2009 11:31PM by MMAcca - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg Weigh in results
Check out the full weigh in results for Saturday's Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg event, as well as pictures!
Submitted Aug 14, 2009 7:44PM by BrutalKnockOut - 9 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
Despite reports Tamdan McCrory and Thales Leites, in fact, cut by the UFC
Tamdan McCrory and Thales Leites have been cut from the UFC, despite reports of the contrary.
Submitted Aug 14, 2009 6:17PM by xphycorx - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Condit vs. Ellenberger on main card, Dollaway vs. Miller completes UFC Fight Night 19
With a couple recent changes to the card, September's UFC Fight Night 19 lineup is now complete. The event takes place Sept. 16 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City and airs on Spike TV as a lead-in for the debut of "The Ultimate Fighter 10." A bout between Jake Ellenberger (21-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who was a late replacement for Chris Lytle, and Carlos Condit (22-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) remains on the televised main card, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) had learned, and the addition of a C.B. Dollaway (8-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) vs. Dan Miller (11-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) fight is now official for the night's preliminary card.
Submitted Aug 14, 2009 3:42PM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Phil Baroni signs with the UFC
It's official: Phil Baroni, a shameless (and effective) self-promoter who's better known as "The New York Bad Ass," is returning to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. On Thursday the 33-year-old fighter signed a new multi-fight deal with the UFC and is heading to the organization's welterweight division.
Submitted Aug 14, 2009 1:58PM by xphycorx - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator Fighting Championships Postpones Second Season
Bellator Fighting Championships will postpone their second season from the previously announced date of October, to January of 2010. FiveOuncesOfPain.com has recently been able to confirm the news of the promotion pushing back the date of their second season through sources close to the event. The reason given for the postponement is that Bellator is currently trying to finalize negotiations with a new television partner.
Submitted Aug 14, 2009 1:36PM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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