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Fujita Signs With World Victory Road, Baroni Off
(mmaweekly.com)
World Victory Road has signed PRIDE veteran and former IWGP Heavyweight wrestling Champion Kazuyuki Fujita to a contract. WVR also announced the Phil Baroni-Sanae Kikuta fight is off due to Baroni signing with ProElite.
Submitted Feb 12, 2008 9:10AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Tim Boetsch Interview
(mmafighting.com)
Well, after watching Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch dispose of David Heath at UFC 81, we’re all left thinking that he may be that kind of fighter; one that’s simply meant to step into the Octagon.
Submitted Feb 12, 2008 12:36AM by wolfman - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Scenes from a Divorce (Rivalry between Bo Dog and M1 heats up in Russia)
(sherdog.com)
Most interesting part of this article is the last couple of paragraphs, quoted here: Semenov's decision made such waves that even his former tutor Fedor Emelianenko (Pictures) interfered. When Fedor heard the news, he immediately called Finkelchtein, Red Devil's owner. Later Fedor was quoted in an interview as saying, "Listen, nothing will come of [Semenov]. I have no desire to work with someone who lets people down like that." Finkelchtein is unlikely to watch without doing anything. The consequences could involve M-1 signing native Russian talent to exclusive contracts or making it difficult for Bodog to run shows in St. Petersburg.
Submitted Feb 12, 2008 12:19AM by Bemin - 9 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
 
Keith Jardine vs. Wanderlei Silva?
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
"The UFC wants me to have a high profile big fight - a main event quality fight. So, it should be somebody really good - hopefully in May" - Keith Jardine I found this trying to find out what was going on next with Wandy.
Submitted Feb 11, 2008 11:07PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Martin Kampmann interview
mmajunkie.com
This is a new interview of Martin Kampmann I just found. If some of you dont remember, he's the guy that blew out his knee about a year or so ago. Check it out.
Submitted Feb 11, 2008 9:35PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Another injury, another fighter pulls out. Bonnar out of fight with Hamill
(sports.yahoo.com)
Bonnar sidelined with torn ligaments By Kevin Iole Monday, Feb 11, 2008 6:29 pm EST UFC light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar will be sidelined for at least six months after tearing ligaments in his left knee during training on Tuesday in Las Vegas. Bonnar said he was working on his jiu-jitsu in preparation for his April 2 light heavyweight bout against Matt Hamill in Denver. He said he heard a pop and later learned that he had torn the lateral collateral ligament. "I was doing nothing out of the ordinary, just working on my (jiu-jitsu) getting ready for my fight," a downcast Bonnar said. "I heard a pop and I thought, 'Damn, what is this?' I walked around on it a little, but when I got home, it was really stiff and swollen." Man, this sure seems to be happening way more than usual of late. Guess its do to the fact these guys are training so much harder these days than say 5 or 10 years ago.
Submitted Feb 11, 2008 8:47PM by Bemin - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
DAMACIO PAGE ADDED TO WEDNESDAY'S WEC
(mmaweekly.com)
World Extreme Cagefighting on Monday announced that Damacio Page will step in to take the place of an injured Jesse Moreng at Wednesday’s event in Albuquerque, N.M. Page will now face Steve Jorgensen in a bantamweight (135-pound) contest. Although he’s taking the fight on just two days of notice, Page told MMAWeekly that he’s ready to go, as he was already preparing for another bantamweight bout scheduled for Feb. 28 in Canada.
Submitted Feb 11, 2008 3:20PM by babalu2720 - 4 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Pit Bosses: Premature Thoughts on YAMMA Fighting
(sherdog.com)
Not since the progeny of singer David Bowie was christened Zowie -- swear to God -- has popular culture suffered a name as patently offensive to good taste as YAMMA Pit Fighting, the latest in the me-too march of MMA offerings. Too harsh by half? Perhaps, but with two months to go before YAMMA makes its official debut at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., there's precious little else about the promotion to comment on. Pit Fighting founder Bob Meyrowitz -- there's one for the résumé -- has been evasive in questions pertaining to the YAMMA fighting surface, alleged to revolutionize how we view the combat sports. No participants have been officially announced, though it's known that Meyrowitz plans on dusting off combatants from the UFC's heyday for a series of "Master" class super fights. The event will also use a single-night tournament to crown champions, a dubious honor awarded more for luck than skill. Couple this with the rumored reunion tour of New Kids on the Block, and you'll forgive anyone who mistakes 2008 for 1994.
Submitted Feb 11, 2008 2:08PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Matt Hamill talks about being deaf, Bisping and his fight with Bonnar
(mmafightline.com)
He looks like a cool guy and hasn't got any thing bad to say about Bisping. Anyway heres the Fightline.com: Can you explain to people that don't know, a little bit about being a deaf fighter? Hamill: I have been deaf since birth so I don't know any different, if I could hear or not. I think being deaf does allow me to concentrate on my matches and fights. In the ring all I see is the person in front of me. No other distractions whatsoever get in the way.
Submitted Feb 11, 2008 9:12AM by SmileR - 12 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Belcher Vs. Day At UFC 83, Cote Off
(mmaweekly.com)
A late change to the UFC 83 card has been revealed as Patrick Cote, expected to be on the card, is now off due to an injury. It was also learned that he would not have accepted the Alan Belcher fight that was rumored to be offered to him, so Belcher will now reportedly fight Jason Day at 83.
Submitted Feb 11, 2008 7:40AM by DCRage - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 83 tickets cost how much!?!?!
(cgi.ebay.com)
I just ebay'd the tickets to see how much they are going for now and two tickets for pretty crappy seats are going for nearly $2000!! This is sick! Heres the link if you don't believe! Who would pay this to see the fight?!
Submitted Feb 10, 2008 4:06PM by SmileR - 10 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Kevin Randlemen signs with WVR
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Kevin Randlemen says himself that he has signed with World Victory Road. Other fighters (rumored) to have signed with WVR are: Takanormi Gomi Josh Barnett Jeff Monson Hidehiko Yoshida Kazua Misaki
Submitted Feb 10, 2008 3:34PM by loller90278 - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous, PrideFC
 
Dana White say's Fedor IS top 5
(tsn.ca)
In this interview Dana talks about how he isn't the face of UFC and how he thinks the fighters get a lot more attention than him. Its a cool interview so i thought i'd share it. Here's the
Submitted Feb 10, 2008 2:10PM by SmileR - 28 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Dana White on "Off the Record" Transcript
(fightline.com)
Dana White was on TSN's Off The Record with Michael Landsberg on Thursday's show. While he only participated in the "next question" segment, he still had some interesting things to say. Here is a transcript of the interview: If you seen the show, this is from the segment called "Next Question" where it a rapid fire question and answer format
Submitted Feb 10, 2008 4:18AM by Manfred - 13 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Icon Sport Strips Lawler of Title (Due to Inactivity)
(thefightnetwork.com)
Icon Sport has stripped middleweight champion Robbie Lawler for failing to defend the crown in a timely fashion. The Hawaii-based promotion announced the decision during a Saturday press conference.
Submitted Feb 10, 2008 1:17AM by wolfman - 16 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
new Diego interview
(mmafightline.com)
After going undefeated in the octagon for seventeen fights, Diego Sanchez has lost his past two; dropping decisions to Josh Koscheck and Jon Fitch. Diego looks to get back on track against David Bielkheden at UFC 82 and recently sat down with Jesse Holland of MMAMania to discuss a variety of issues. Below are some of the highlights from their conversation. pretty good interview, he talks about why he left jackson and GSP heres a link to the whole interview
Submitted Feb 9, 2008 10:33PM by cowcatcher - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
New Igor Vovchanchyn interview
(russianmma.com)

Question: What are you doing at the moment? Will you agree to return to a few fights if asked? Igor Vovchanchyn: I am a businessman. I won't return. Sometimes I want to, but I'm already 35. And above all I have injuries. I can't punch with my right hand at all: I have three pins in the elbow. And additional one in the left. Soon I will go to the nose surgery because I can't breath in the usual manner. Therefore there is no sense of me coming back.
Had no idea he was that messed up. He was awesome to watch
Submitted Feb 9, 2008 10:32PM by Manfred - 5 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
More Fights Added To The ExiteXC Card
mmajunkie.com
along with the main card fights and preliminary fights Kimbo Slice (1-0) vs David Abbott (9-13) Antonio Silva (9-1) vs Ricco Rodriguez (27-7) Kyle Noke (14-3-1) vs Scott Smith (14-4) Yves Edwards (32-13-1) vs Edson Berto (13-4-1) Brett Roges (7-0) vs James Thompson (14-7) Dave Herman (9-0) vs Mario Renaldi (6-2) Rafael Feijao (4-1) vs John Doyle (6-2) these fights are also schedualed Jon Kirk (10-2) vs Yosmany Cabezas (4-0) Eric Bradley (2-1) vs Mikey Gomez (6-3) Mike Berhard (3-0) vs Lorenzo Borgameo (2-0)
Submitted Feb 9, 2008 4:22PM by BlazinSaddle - 18 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
UFC Quick Quote: With a win, and some help, Keith Jardine thinks he’s in
(mmamania.com)
“There’s a good chance (Forrest Griffin) wins the fight (with Rampage Jackson) and that means I’m in line to get the next fight.” – Top 205-pound contender Keith Jardine tells 15Rounds.com that if he wins his next fight, which is rumored to be against Wanderlei Silva, he’ll get the next shot at the light heavyweight crown … if Forrest Griffin can defeat current champ, Rampage Jackson. There was no explanation as to what happens if Rampage retains the belt; however, it’s safe to say that he’ll earn the winner of the June clash between Chuck Liddell and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Jardine already defeated Griffin, creating a marketable rematch between two well-known contestants on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF).
Submitted Feb 9, 2008 3:39PM by nickcuc547 - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The winner in PRIDE vs. UFC? Neither
(sports.yahoo.com)
When Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira forced Tim Sylvia to tap out in the third round at Saturday night's UFC 81 main event, becoming the first man to hold both the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the now-defunct PRIDE Fighting Championship heavyweight titles, it once again fueled endless debates over which organization had the better competition. A little over a year ago, before UFC purchased PRIDE and subsequently folded it, at a post-show press conference, when Quinton Jackson and Mirko Cro Cop were about to debut, a reporter asked UFC president Dana White about the possibility that the ex-PRIDE stars may come in and win all the belts. It was a common theme among insiders and most of the fighters that, in general, the PRIDE fighters were better, even though UFC people would argue that except for the heavyweight division, in which for years PRIDE clearly had more depth, UFC felt its top guys would beat PRIDE's top guys. White noted at the time that Jackson and Cro Cop were now UFC fighters, and it didn't matter who fought where at another time, whoever was really the best would be determined in head-to-head battle and now the best were all UFC fighters.
Submitted Feb 9, 2008 2:22PM by Bemin - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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