UFC 82: Evan Tanner to fight in Columbus, Ohio
MMAmania.com (www.mmamania.com) recently learned that former middleweight champion Evan Tanner (32-6) will return to the Octagon at UFC 82 in Columbus, Ohio, at the Nationwide Arena on March 2.
No opponent has been named.
Tanner — who will be 37 years old on fight night — has not competed since a submission win (triangle choke) over Justin Levens at UFC 59: “Reality Check” in April 2006. He recently signed a four-fight contract extension to return to action and provide some much-needed depth and experience to a relatively talent-shallow 185-pound division.
Welcome back to MMA Talk. It is time for my second installment of rankings. This time I will go with what I consider the toughest division to rank: Light Heavyweight Division. There is a clear cut number 1 but everyone after that is a jumbled mess.
Josh Koscheck Interview
Josh talks about his upcoming fight with Dustin Hazelett, his thoughts on having an interim champ, the famous sparring session with a heckler, and the possibility of fighting John Fitch.
Chuck Liddell 12 inch action figure
For those of you that like to play with kung-fu grip Barbies, Chuck Liddell has released his own 12 inch action figure. It costs $49.99 and only 3000 were made. According to the Myspace bulletin he posted, it will be delivered by Christmas if you order today. Lol.
HDNet Fights: Reckless Abandon Preview
A decent preview regarding the fights going on during the HDNet Fights: Reckless Abandon event this weekend. Specifically, the article runs through the entire card, and has some insight on some of the more unknown fighters.
ShoXC Returns 1/25, Hose To Compete
EliteXC announced yesterday that it will hold its next ShoXC event on 1/25 on Showtime. Kala Kolohe Hose, who was to have fought ICON Sport Middleweight Champion Robbie Lawler on this weekend's now-cancelled ICON Sport event, has been given a spot on the card.
Huerta Not Fighting Again For A Long Time
Coming off his impressive TUF 6 Finale win over Clay Guida, Roger Huerta now says it will likely be 6-8 months before he fights again. He plans to take time off, spend time with his family, and try to finish classes towards a college degree.
Sapp Set To Fight On NYE
Bob Sapp, scheduled to fight for Strikeforce in February, will now fight on the K-1 Dynamite! New Year's Eve event against Bobby Ologun. This will be Sapp's first MMA fight in Japan since late 2005.
“TUF6" Fighter Jon Koppenhaver Facing Felony Charges
Jon Koppenhaver, a cast member on the latest season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” appeared in Superior Court on Thursday on felony assault and battery charges stemming from a September incident outside a San Diego training center.
According to the San Diego Tribune-Tribune, Koppenhaver had a preliminary hearing on Thursday, and if the case goes to trial, he faces a maximum penalty of seven years in prison.
Koppenhaver is accused of choking unconscious a man and striking him in the face outside Undisputed, a fitness and training center, on Sept. 2. Koppenhaver is a trainer at the facility. According to a San Diego police detective, Zatkow suffered four fractures to his left eye socket during the assault.
TUF 6 Finale Fighter Payouts
The following are the official REPORTED pay outs to fighters who participated on the live finale of The Ultimate Fighter 6: "Team Hughes vs. Team Serra" on Spike TV, on December 8th
Fedor: "Dana Talks a lot"
The following is an excerpt from an interview on MMAWeekly.com with PRIDE Heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko.
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ESPN's Bill Simmons talks B.S. About Buffer
On a recent edition of his ESPN radio show "The B.S. Report", ESPN Radio personality Bill SImmons and his co-host reportedly talked some B.S. about UFC announcer Bruce Buffer.
Supposedly there was also a spot somewhere where Bill referred to Bruce as "Frank Stallone".