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UFC 82 Post Fight Press Conference
Press conference after ufc 82, two parts a pretty long listen, but some interesting stuff Dana White: "your a clown if you think Fedor is the number 1 P4P fighter in the world"
Submitted Mar 2, 2008 8:33PM by nelson888 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Silva- I don’t consider myself the best pound-for-pound fighter
“I [Anderson Silva] still don’t consider myself the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Maybe when I retire, I can look back and then say I was the best pound-for-pound.
Submitted Mar 2, 2008 7:50PM by SmileR - 11 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Dana White: Randy Couture Offered Fight with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
“We offered (Couture) the fight last week, and we’re waiting to hear back from him,” White said. He didn’t mention a possible date or venue for the event. White also confirmed that he had offered Couture the fight with Nogueira once before. However, Nogueira wasn’t the interim champ at the time, and he hopes that may be enough to sway Couture into returning to the ring.
Submitted Mar 2, 2008 7:45PM by SmileR - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva still considering boxing and maybe a move to 170lbs?
Anderson is still talking about challenging a boxer in boxing rules at 185 lbs. Could be interesting! Also at the very end, he says he dosen't want to move up, but maybe DOWN!!! I always figured Anderson couldn't make 170 lbs, but i suppose if he hits 185 without a sauna, 170 would be possible. I figure he knows he can hit that weight before he would say something like that. Whats everyones thoughts?
Submitted Mar 2, 2008 3:05PM by Diamondback2 - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC's international expansion, Germany to be its next destination.
At UFC's press fight conference, Dana white Mentioned that he belives that Massachusetts and New York will approve regulation of MMA by year's end. He also said Tennessee is very close. In regards to continued international expansion, White believes Germany is next.
Submitted Mar 2, 2008 2:11PM by juanez13 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Silva, Henderson and Leben Earn “Fight Night” Bonuses
Anderson Silva earned $120,000 in “fight night” bonuses in the wake of his second-round submission victory over Dan Henderson on Saturday. The fight capped off UFC 82, which took place at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Silva earned $60,000 for Fight of the Night (Henderson also picked up a $60,000 bonus) and $60,000 for Submission of the Night. Chris Leben, meanwhile, earned a $60,000 Knockout of the Night bonus for his first-round TKO of Alessio Sakara. Both fights took place on the night’s televised main card. UFC president Dana White released the bonus winners and amounts in a post-event press conference. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the amounts with the Dayton Daily News. Silva defended his UFC middleweight title by securing a second-round rear-naked choke of Henderson, PRIDE’s reigning 183-lb. The victory was Silva’s first career submission victory that didn’t come via strikes. Silva joins just a handful of fighters, including Marcus Davis and John Koppenhaver, who have picked up two “fight night” bonuses in one event.
Submitted Mar 2, 2008 8:49AM by SmileR - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Hall-of-Famer Mark Coleman vs. Brock Lesnar Set for August
Mark Coleman’s (15-8 MMA, 6-3 UFC) induction into the UFC Hall of Fame came with an interesting footnote: he’s returning to the UFC to fight Brock Lesnar (1-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in August. Just a few hours after the former Ohio State national wrestling champion and first-ever UFC heavyweight title-holder became the fifth fighter inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, the 43-year-old fighter confirmed the bout to a sold-out crowd and pay-per-view audience.
Submitted Mar 2, 2008 8:47AM by SmileR - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Eddie Alvarez vs. Andre Dida in DREAM
Eddie Alvarez confirmed to FiveOuncesOfPain.com on Thursday afternoon that he has signed a contract to participate in DREAM’s lightweight Grand Prix. DREAM, a collaborative effort between K-1’s HEROS and former staff members of PRIDE, will begin its tournament on March 15 in Japan. Alvarez stated that he is scheduled to fight Andre “Dida” Amade on that date during the tournament’s first round.
Submitted Mar 2, 2008 3:12AM by jay98107 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, PrideFC, General MMA
HOLY CRAP BATMAN, This is great!!!!!!!!!! It was just anounced at UFC82! Mark said he has 5 months to get ready, So depending on how long he has knowen, We should see this soon enough!
Submitted Mar 1, 2008 10:43PM by ufcboss - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
Top Fighter Out Of Cage Rage 25
Top Featherweight Danny Batten, who was to fight Leigh Remedios at Cage Rage 25 next weekend, is now off the card due to injury. Batten didn't offer any specifics as to the type or severity of the injury except to rule out fighting through it.
Submitted Mar 1, 2008 10:41PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: CageRage
Mark Coleman – “The Hammer” Enters the UFC Hall of Fame
The next time you watch a UFC event and see a fighter score a double-leg takedown, proceed to change position effortlessly and then ground and pound his opponent out, you can rest assured that Mark Coleman had something to do with it. A mixed martial arts pioneer who won the UFC 10 and UFC 11 tournaments and became the first UFC Heavyweight Champion in 1997, Coleman – who was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame Saturday night in Columbus during the UFC 82 card – has probably influenced the style of more fighters than anyone ever to grace the Octagon.
Submitted Mar 1, 2008 9:15PM by RMFG_187 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Fight Camp / Team
Report: Nick Diaz Added to March 29 EliteXC/Strikeforce Event
Nick Diaz, who was tentatively scheduled to return to EliteXC in April, will instead compete on the organization’s March 29 show. The event, which takes place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., is co-promoted by Strikeforce and features a main event between Frank Shamrock and Cung Le. Diaz most recently fought K.J. Noons for EliteXC’s vacant lightweight title in November, but the bout was stopped after the first round because of multiple cuts on Diaz’s face. He had surgery to repair significant scar tissue soon after the TKO loss
Submitted Mar 1, 2008 2:50PM by juanez13 - 6 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
UFC 83 Site is live today!
The first part of the UFC 83 site is live today. You can only see the fight card and trailer. Looks cool though, I can't wait for the full site!It seems they are going to activate the sites now the night of the event before. The UFC 82 Website was launched the day of UFC 81.
Submitted Mar 1, 2008 2:32PM by Diamondback2 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva by the numbers
The description most fitting when talking about Anderson Silva – aside from “underappreciated dancer” – is simply, “dominant.” Silva has burst onto the UFC stage with a level of dominance rarely seen at this level of MMA. The folks who questioned whether he deserved a title shot in his second UFC bout are probably feeling a little foolish by now The FightMetric system uses a stat called TPR (Total Performance Rating) to measure the quality of a fighter’s performance based on six statistical components (it’s like the NFL’s Passer Rating for QB’s). Scored on a scale between 0-100, the average score for a fight winner is 55. Since his loss to Ryo Chonan more than three years ago, Silva’s average TPR across nine fights is 88 with his opponents scoring an average TPR of 19. The sport has not seen dominance like this since Pride stopped feeding Wanderlei Silva a steady diet of undersized Japanese sacrificial lambs. With his match this Saturday against Dan Henderson posing his greatest challenge to date, FightMetric has analyzed every fight in Anderson Silva’s career to glean insight into how his historical performance might shed light on the upcoming match-up.
Submitted Mar 1, 2008 1:22PM by Bemin - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva is the new Mike Tyson
It started with a kick to the head. Then a wicked three-punch combo and soon another powerful kick, then a right cross, then a crushing upper cut and then finally an absolutely vicious knee to the face. Chris Leben had entered the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s caged octagon in June 2006 boasting a promising future, a 15-1 record and a granite chin. Forty-nine seconds later he was knocked out by Anderson Silva. The Brazilian, making his UFC debut, had unleashed an explosion of violence so impressive it managed to shock a sport built on explosions of violence. “I must have said Holy (expletive) 15 times in 49 seconds,” said Dana White, the UFC president.
Submitted Mar 1, 2008 1:13PM by Bemin - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Joe Rogan: love him or hate him, he is no act
IMO joe rogan is first and foremost a fan of the sport and not a Dana puppet. if you ever see him in other videos unrelated to MMA he truly does not care about what other people think about him and will not censor himself or filter his opinions to sound appropriate and meet the expectations of anybody he is a true ambassador of the sport, and and an outspoken individual to say the least War Joe Rogan
Submitted Mar 1, 2008 12:42PM by ufc88 - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rich Franklin Interview in Columbus: "I'm a big Anderson fan"
Part 1 and 2 Rich Franklin, probably the nicest guy in the sport
Submitted Mar 1, 2008 8:12AM by ufc88 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 82 Weigh-In Photos
UFC 82 Weigh-In Photos
Submitted Mar 1, 2008 6:10AM by Daddyprimetime - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
interview with JZ Calvancante
JZ talks about aoki
Submitted Mar 1, 2008 1:56AM by ufc88 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
AskMen's Top 10: UFC Fighters
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is one of the fastest-growing sports entertainment businesses in the world. If you don’t know what the UFC is, then it’s time for you to move out from under that wrestling ring and take up residence under the octagon. The UFC started as an open-class competition free-for-all with no rules, in which competitors beat one another to a pulp, and the sport has evolved into the mega fighting industry it is today. Here are 10 UFC fighters who have helped the sport grow into what is today. Some fighters have helped more than others, but all have made some contribution to the business. These 10 UFC fighters are the best fighters to enter the Ultimate Fighting Championship ring.
Submitted Feb 29, 2008 8:21PM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
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