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Jon Fitch eyes rematch with Georges St. Pierre, won't face teammate to get it
Fitch lost a unanimous decision to St. Pierre at UFC 87 in August 2008, the welterweight's only loss in 11 trips to the octagon. Two wins since the loss have placed him squarely back in title contention, but there's a slight problem – Fitch's teammate, Mike Swick, is set to face Martin Kampmann in September for a shot at St. Pierre's belt.
Submitted Jul 19, 2009 2:21PM by scpd400 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gsp will not need surgery for groin injury at ufc 100
A groin injury suffered by UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in his UFC 100 victory over Thiago Alves on July 11 won’t require surgery, it was announced on Saturday, with the 170-pound title-holder set to return to the gym within the next few weeks. “Evaluation of the results of an MRI indicate that no surgery will be required, and Georges should be back in the gym training within a few weeks after a brief rehabilitation,” read the announcement.
Submitted Jul 19, 2009 2:20PM by scobac - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Randy Couture willing to return to LHW for Machida
Could a drop to 205 pounds be in UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture’s future? How realistic a move that is may be left to fans’ speculation, but “The Natural” has made one thing certain – he is intrigued by the possibility of stepping into the Octagon against UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida.
Submitted Jul 19, 2009 2:17PM by scobac - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fedor: ‘I don’t think you’ll see me in the UFC’
When is Fedor Emelianenko coming to the UFC? Well, according to “The Last Emperor” himself, the odds of that happening anytime soon aren’t looking too good. We all know the storyline, The UFC says Fedor’s management is unreasonable, and Fedor’s management feels like the UFC contract is far too restrictive. The king of the heavyweight division recently echoed his uncertainty that he will ever fight in the UFC in the first of a two part interview with Bas Rutten on Inside MMA.
Submitted Jul 19, 2009 2:14PM by scobac - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cro Cop comments on UFC deal
"I'm pleased with my return to UFC, the only global mma organization. Unfortunately, every other organization is far beyond UFC. DREAM cannot compete with Americans in sports or financial terms. The UFC has succeded to become in this sport what PRIDE used to be, maybe even more than that. I will always be grateful to the Japanese fans, that is the country where I became famous as a fighter. But the offer I got from Dream was not a challenge for me. " "I'm sorry that UFC and DREAM argued over me. There was a lot of noise over nothing, I was even called a liar, and I read supposed statement by Dana White that I called him 600 times. Exact number of my calls was - zero. I texted him once and that's all. I wouldn't call anyone 600 times, even if my life depends on that. I don't want to be presented in such a degrading way."
Submitted Jul 18, 2009 8:13PM by cmill21 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bad timing: Thiago Alves knows he can beat Georges St. Pierre
“I have nothing to say, he was better than me that night and now I have to go back to my training and work hard to get this belt. There are a lot of thing in my camp that was a mistake. Now I see the mistakes that I did and I’ll fix them and won’t let it happen again. St. Pierre is a great fighter, fought very well, but I couldn’t find myself in the fight. I learned a lot with this fight, I saw what the best fighter in the world has at his best, seen the best of the best fighter and I know I can beat him…. The only problem that I had in my preparation for this fight is that I wasn’t with my Muay Thai coach, with whom I train for the last three years. He had to go away three months ago and I missed him a lot. I felt out of timing in the fight…. My cardio was good, I was strong, but my timing wasn’t good.” Former number one welterweight contender Thiago Alves talks about what went wrong during his five-round unanimous decision loss to 170-pound kingpin Georges St. Pierre at UFC 100. “The Pitbull” — who still feels he can defeat “Rush” despite the lopsided drubbing — makes no mention of “weighty issues” having any impact on his performance. Instead, he reveals that his striking, which is clearly the most dynamic aspect of his game, was what failed him because his instructor was out of town for the final three months of training. Regardless, Alves will have to get back in line and work his way up the welterweight ladder for another crack at the unstoppable Canadian. Who’s next? His next fight is still up in the air, but perhaps you want to play matchmaker in the comments section below — Jon Fitch, Marcus Davis, Dan Hardy … what showdown do you want to see?
Submitted Jul 18, 2009 7:37PM by SmileR - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
Lavar Washington Update: Teen Girl Arrested In Connection With Shooting
A 15-year-old girl who is suspected of being involved in an early-morning July 5 shooting that killed one and left Strikeforce veteran Lavar Johnson hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the abdomen has been arrested. According to the report, Laquiria Foreman, arrested this past Friday, is facing charges of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy and participating in a gang. The investigation is ongoing. Still hospitalized as of Friday, Johnson underwent surgery on July 6 and is now healing from initially life-threatening injuries.
Submitted Jul 18, 2009 5:11PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Filho Back To Brazil After DREAM
It's not taking long for Paulo Filho to get fights lined up for him. After his matchup with Melvin Manhoef at Monday's DREAM 10, it's back to Brazil to face Alex Schoenauer at Bitetti Combat's September 12 event in Rio. The card features several top other Brazillian fighters including Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and other notable fighters including UFC veterans Pedro Rizzo & Jeff Monson facing off plus Marvin Eastman and Glover Teixeira.
Submitted Jul 18, 2009 1:33PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Miletich & White Headed For Reconciliation?
It would seem that Dana White has really been busy with bridge repairs lately. First the rumors he's made up with Tito Ortiz and now there are rumors similar is in the works with Pat Miletich. Miletich says he's working to arrange a meeting with White in the coming weeks.
Submitted Jul 18, 2009 1:23PM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Brock Lesnar backlash following UFC 100 antics brims with double standards
There have been 61 fighters in UFC history who were pro wrestlers at one point or another. There are nine on the current UFC roster. Of the six fighters in the UFC Hall of Fame, three – Ken Shamrock, Dan Severn and Mark Coleman – dabbled in wrestling. I somewhat agree with this.
Submitted Jul 18, 2009 12:07PM by slapshot - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
Wanderlei Silva honored with the key to the City of Pensacola, Florida (Pic and video)
For more background click here. The “Axe Murderer” was also in town to sponsor the start of Alex Silva Ruas’ — a fourth degree blackbelt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu — MMA gym. One more pic and a video of the ceremony after the jump.
Submitted Jul 18, 2009 8:13AM by SmileR - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
UFC 100 competitors test clean for drugs
All 13 fighters who were tapped to undergo drug testing at this past weekend's UFC 100 passed their tests. Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer today emailed the test results to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Those undergoing tests were headliners Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir, co-headliners Georges St-Pierre and Thiago Alves, and undercard winners Jon Fitch, Dan Henderson, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Mark Coleman, Tom Lawlor, Jon Jones, Dong Hyun Kim, Jim Miller and Shannon Gugerty. UFC 100, which featured a total of 11 fights, took place July 11 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and aired on pay-per-view. All fighters were tested for drugs of abuse (such as marijuana and cocaine), as well as anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancers. Although the NSAC had recently tested some fighters prior to Las Vegas-based events as part of its year-round drug testing initiative, no such tests were conducted for UFC 100.
Submitted Jul 17, 2009 10:48PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kimbo Slice: ‘I can’t just come with one dimension; I’ll get smashed’
As the mixed martial arts community prepares itself for the most anticipated season of the highly successful Ultimate Fighter series, much of the attention has been centered around one man. The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights is set to begin airing on September 16 and will feature a bearded brawler that goes by the name of Kevin Ferguson, more commonly known as Kimbo Slice. Eager to redeem himself in the fight game following his fourteen second embarrassment at the hands of Seth Petruzelli in October of 2008, Kimbo threw the masses for a curve ball when it was recently announced that he would be part of the upcoming heavyweight TUF cast Personally the more I hear about Kimbo post Elite XC especially recently the more respect I have gained for him...I wish him the best of luck
Submitted Jul 17, 2009 8:49PM by sclasclemski - 8 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
Jake Shields calls out Cung Le, Frank Shamrock

Jake Shields (23-4-1) is considered to be one of the top welterweights in the world, however that may end soon as the former EliteXC Welterweight Champion may be moving up to middleweight. As we reported last month, Strikeforce is expected to introduce an interim middleweight championship as the current champion, Cung Le, is busy with his movie career, and Shields is expected to be in the title mix. Shields recently spoke with Rod Moyer of FightLine.com on a variety of topics including Cung Le, his friendship with Nick Diaz, his rivalry with Frank Shamrock and much more....
What do you guys think of this? I think Jake Shields would do pretty good at middleweight. I am a fan of Jake Shields and he has 2 fights left on his contract with Strikeforce. I think if he wins both those fights, wins the middleweight title, UFC should definetely try and sign him.
Submitted Jul 17, 2009 6:18PM by Irish_Pride - 21 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Rich Franklin in Las Vegas to discuss new UFC deal, UFC 103 slot "still likely"
Rich Franklin is currently in Las Vegas to discuss a new contract with the UFC, and the first fight of the deal could be for a main-event bout at UFC 103. The news comes from MMAjunkie.com's Dann Stupp, who posted the update in the Dayton Daily News MMA blog. According to the report, Franklin, who has one fight remaining on his current deal, is meeting one-on-one with UFC president Dana White about the contract, which could be the final one of his career.
Submitted Jul 17, 2009 2:54PM by emfleek - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
First Sengoku 10 Participants Revealed
World Victory Road recently revealed the first participants for what will be it's Sengoku 10 event on September 23. The names include Antonio Silva, Joe Doerksen and Ryan Schultz, but no opponents are set for any of them yet.
Submitted Jul 17, 2009 1:45PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
Dana White explains Cro Cop situation
After his first round stoppage of Mustapha Al Turk, Mirko Cro Cop was rumored to be departing the UFC for the Japanese based Dream Promotion. Upon hearing the news, UFC President Dana White exploded on the 2006 Pride Grand Prix Champion. “Isn’t that a dirty (expletive) thing to do?” White said. “He (expletive) me. The first time in the history of the company I do one over the phone. He promised me a three-fight deal and he (expletive) me.”
Submitted Jul 17, 2009 11:34AM by emfleek - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
Randy Couture Wants Another Shot at Brock Lesnar, Has a Game Plan
UFC President Dana White has said the winner of the UFC 104 battle between Shane Carwin and Cain Velasquez is likely to be Brock Lesnar's next opponent. But I think if Randy Couture beats Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 102, a rematch between Couture and Lesnar might be too big for the UFC to pass up. And Couture says that's a fight he wants and a fight he thinks he can win. "I would absolutely like another shot at Brock," Couture said on ESPN Radio 1100. "I think the first fight was going my way. I thought I had things moving and was doing the things I had trained to do."
Submitted Jul 17, 2009 11:31AM by emfleek - 18 comments
Antonio Silva, Joe Doerksen and Ryan Schultz announced for Sengoku 10th Battle event
A trio of former stars from U.S.-based promotions has been announced for World Victory Road's Sengoku 10th Battle event. Final EliteXC heavyweight champion Antonio Silva (12-1), final IFL lightweight champion Ryan Schultz (20-11-1) and former UFC fighter Joe Doerksen (42-12) have been confirmed for the event, though no opponents were announced. Sengoku 10th Battle takes place Sept. 23 at the Saitama Community Arena in Tokyo, Japan. The event is expected to air in North American in HDNet.
Submitted Jul 17, 2009 11:28AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
Yushin Okami vs. Chael Sonnen middleweight bout set for UFC 104 in Los Angeles
A middleweight bout between long, longtime contender Yushin Okami (23-4 MMA, 7-1 UFC) and Chael Sonnen (23-10-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) is set for UFC 104. The bout was revealed on the recently launched UFC Japan website. UFC 104 takes place Oct. 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and features a main event between UFC light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. The Okami vs. Sonnen bout will likely take place on the night's pay-per-view-televised main card.
Submitted Jul 17, 2009 11:26AM by emfleek - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
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