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Soko Interview
(hacnews.com)
Did the UFC come to him with a better offer? Whats up with Soko? Read it here.
Submitted Nov 12, 2007 9:53PM by cmill21 - 12 comments
 
IFL Changes World Grand Prix LIneup Again
(mmanews.com)
There are rumors that the IFL has pulled Lightweight Wagnney Fabiano from the World Grand Prix LW Finals match and replaced him with Shad Libbey. IFL reps wouldn't confirm or deny the change.
Submitted Nov 12, 2007 7:06PM by DCRage - 5 comments
 
UFC Offers Couture The Nogueira Fight
(mmanews.com)
At a press conference today, Dana White made note of 2 news items. One was re-affirming his Sean Sherk stance, the other was offering HW Champion Randy Couture a fight against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Submitted Nov 12, 2007 7:04PM by DCRage - 22 comments
 
Spencer Fisher looks to take more strategic approach at UFC 78
(canadianpress.google.com)
At 31, Spencer (The King) Fisher isn't ready to slow down. But the mixed martial arts fighter does want to play it smart against lightweight Frank (The Answer) Edgar on Saturday night at UFC 78 in Newark, N.J. In the past Fisher has thrown punches, kicks, knees and caution into the wind. It's made for entertaining fights, but it has also put Fisher (21-3) under undue pressure at times. "I'm going to try to change things up for this fight," Fisher said in an interview.
Submitted Nov 12, 2007 5:07PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
 
First UFC forever altered combat sports
(sports.yahoo.com)
On November 12, 1993, everything most Americans thought they knew about fighting was thrown out the window. At the time, most people figured that the marquee heavyweight boxer, the imprisoned Mike Tyson, was the baddest man on the planet. But there were people with amateur wrestling backgrounds who thought otherwise, figuring that a wrestler could take a boxer off his feet and once he got him there, the boxer’s weapons were useless.
Submitted Nov 12, 2007 5:06PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
 
“EliteXC: Renegade” Medical Suspensions: Nick Diaz Issued 60-Day Suspension
(mmajunkie.com)
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, which oversees athletics in the Lonestar State, has issued a series of medical suspensions following Saturday’s Elite Xtreme Combat event. MMAjunkie.com acquired the paperwork this afternoon. “EliteXC: Renegade” took place the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. The main card aired on Showtime, and the preliminary fights should be available on ProElite.com later today.
Submitted Nov 12, 2007 4:59PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
 
Did Bo Cantrell Take a Dive Against Kimbo Slice?
(mmajunkie.com)
During Saturday’s “EliteXC: Renegade” event, Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson posted a questionable 19-second victory over MMA veteran Bo Cantrell. However, cries that Slice’s opponent took a dive appear unfounded, especially in light of some post-fight findings.
Submitted Nov 12, 2007 4:57PM by grappler0000 - 19 comments
 
UFC 80: Alessio Sakara vs. James Lee
(mmamania.com)
Light heavyweights Alessio Sakara (11-6) and James Lee (12-2) will throwdown at UFC 80: “Rapid Fire” at The Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England, on January 19, 2008. MMAmania (www.mmamania.com) first learned about the match up earlier this morning from members of the Sakara management team. In addition, representatives indicated that this will be the last fight for Sakara at 205 pounds in the near future — he plans to dip down to middleweight (185 pounds) regardless of the result in the United Kingdom.
Submitted Nov 12, 2007 4:21PM by babalu2720 - 3 comments
 
Brad Imes Cruises At PFC 5
(thefightnetwork.com)
Brad Imes decided to forgo the gogoplata in favor of a more traditional route to victory Saturday night in his Palace Fighting Championship debut. Imes (10-3) routed previously unbeaten Chris Blair in the main event at PFC 5 “Beatdown in 4 Bears,” as he roared to a TKO victory 4:13 into round one at the 4 Bears Casino in New Town, N.D. The heavyweight runner-up on season two of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series, Imes has reeled off five consecutive wins – all of them by stoppage, all of them inside one round. He had won his two previous bouts by gogoplata submission.
Submitted Nov 12, 2007 12:08PM by CornishMMA - 10 comments
 
HORODECKI-FABIANO NIXED
(thefightnetwork.com)
Tompkins revealed this weekend that the IFL had withdrawn Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Wagnney Fabiano from the 155-pound final against the undefeated Horodecki on Saturday, Dec. 29 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. and replaced him with Shad Lierley. Tompkins said Fabiano would instead fight for the soon-to-be minted featherweight (under 145 pounds) championship Dec. 29. No opponent has been announced. The IFL plans to use its year-end event as a staging point to launch the new weight class, according to Tompkins. “I believe the IFL, in that show, is going to start a 145-pound division, and Wagnney will be fighting for a 145-pound title,” Tompkins said. “We’re big fans of Wagnney Fabiano. Obviously, he’s waved the Canadian flag for [the Toronto Dragons]. We hope he becomes the 145-pound champion.”
Submitted Nov 12, 2007 9:57AM by babalu2720 - 7 comments
 
UFC 81: Tito Ortiz wants to fight the Rashad-Bisping winner in February
(mmamania.com)
While in Edmonton, Canada, former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz discusses his intentions for the future. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” was supposed to headline the the upcoming UFC 78: “Validation” card on November 17; however, talks broke down and Michael Bisping filled his spot against “Sugar.” Ortiz has one fight remaining on his current UFC contract.
Submitted Nov 12, 2007 9:05AM by CornishMMA - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Six Reasons why Houston Alexander Fights
(ufc.com)
Houston Alexander doesn’t hear a thing. Despite the roar of the crowd, the thumping beat of the entrance music blaring through arena speakers, and the shouts of his opponent’s cornermen, as well as his own team’s, nothing breaks the Nebraska fighter’s focus when he enters the Octagon. He stares across at his opponent, who - for the next 15 minutes or less - will try to hurt him, make him bleed, or most importantly, take away what he has fought so hard for over the last six years.
Submitted Nov 12, 2007 8:17AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
 
Houston Alexander Is All About Perspective
(mmaweekly.com)
“The fight with Keith (Jardine), the fight with (Alessio) Sakara, all this happened for a reason and if my reason is to bring some type of excitement to the UFC to kind of jumpstart it a little bit, if that’s my job, so be it.” His opponent in New Jersey will be Chute Boxe and Team Link fighter Thiago Silva, who is currently sporting an undefeated record and fights with a tremendous amount of intensity. “Thiago (Silva) likes to come out the same way,” said Alexander. “He likes to come out and start striking from the footage I’ve seen and I like doing the same. If you’ve got two guys who like doing the same thing, you’re going to find some fireworks somewhere in the fight.” In his two fights so far in the UFC, Alexander has dispatched of his opponents in a total of less than two minutes and he’s looking for another quick finish against Silva. “Here’s a hint. We’re trying to keep it under two minutes,” he said with confidence. “Even after this third fight, we’re trying to keep it under two minutes.”
Submitted Nov 12, 2007 8:07AM by CornishMMA - 2 comments
 
Thiago Silva Unphased By Alexander's Fast KO's
(mmaweekly.com)
Currently sporting an undefeated professional record, which includes being 2-0 inside the Octagon, Thiago Silva looks to keep his winning streak intact when he faces upstart light heavyweight Houston Alexander at Ultimate Fighting Championship 78 on Saturday in Newark, N.J. When in Brazil, Silva trains at the famed Chute Boxe academy. He has also recently started working with Marco Alvan and Team Link in the United States, but Silva is quick to point out that he works with both teams and never broke away from Chute Boxe. “I want to make sure people understand that I never left Chute Boxe and never left Macaco,” said Silva in an interview with MMAWeekly. “I am part of Team Link because it is the union of the schools. Macaco and Marco are great friends and work together to build new champions with the union of Team Link.” While in the United States, he feels it is the best place to prepare him for what his upcoming fight will offer working closely with Alvan and other UFC fighters such as Gabriel Gonzaga.
Submitted Nov 12, 2007 8:03AM by CornishMMA - 4 comments
 
Noons-Diaz Rematch Unlikely, Other EXC Notes
(blogs.chron.com)
According to comments made last night by EXC President Gary Noons, he has no plans to make a Nick Diaz-KJ Noons title rematch, and mentioned Charles Bennett as a possible foe instead.
Submitted Nov 11, 2007 5:03PM by DCRage - 20 comments
 
MMA Fighter Kills Girlfriend, Then Himself
(mmanews.com)
MMA fighter Bobby Joe Suggs, a 29-year-old MMA fighter in California, apparently killed himself a day after killing a female acquaintance last Wednesday in Fresno. Suggs' mother & brother also were arrested. Suggs had a 5-2 MMA record, losing his last fight in July '06. Not the kind of news MMA needs coming out right now, or ever for that matter.
Submitted Nov 11, 2007 5:00PM by DCRage - 7 comments
 
Micheal Bisping: "Give me one more chance."
(mmafightline.com)
Micheal Bisping recently sat down with Kevin Iole to look back on his behavior after winning one of the most controversial decisions in UFC history. He also sheds new insight into why he acted the way he did during the news conference. Here are some of the highlights of that conversation. Bisping On Whether He Won The Fight Or Not: "Even a very good friend of mine, that night, he came up to me and said, 'You know mate, to be honest, I think you lost that fight,' " Bisping said. "Of course I care what people think, especially because I'm not that kind of a guy," Bisping said. "If you read the Internet message boards after that fight, I think I was more hated than Saddam Hussein.
Submitted Nov 11, 2007 10:10AM by grappler0000 - 23 comments
 
Randy Couture Cutting Loose Old Baggage: Selling The Hummer Given To Him By Dana White On Ebay
(mmafightline.com)
Randy Couture is selling his one of a kind, limited edition H2 Hummer according to XTremeCouture.tv. The auction will begin on November 12 for the vehicle given to Couture by Dana White as a thank you for his participation on The Ulimate Fighter season one.
Submitted Nov 11, 2007 1:29AM by wolfgarnaud - 14 comments
 
UFC Refuses To Film Wanderlei Silva At Xtreme Couture
(mmafightline.com)
According to Dave Meltzer of thewrestlingobserver, the UFC has recently completed filming another edition of "All Access" featuring Wanderlei Silva. Silva, who trains at Xtreme Couture, was told that they would not film him training at Couture's gym and anyone involved in the shoot was told that they could not wear Xtreme Couture gear during filming. The shoot was instead filmed at the UFC gym and Xyience training center.
Submitted Nov 11, 2007 1:28AM by wolfgarnaud - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC, Fight Camp / Team
 
Fedor Defends Combat Sambo World Championship
(sherdog.com)
Fedor Emelianenko (Pictures) won the open-weight division of the 31st Combat Sambo World Championship on Nov. 10 in Prague. With the win, the 31-year-old Russian, widely regarded as the No. 1 heavyweight fighter in the world, defended the title he won two years ago in the Czech Republic capital. To do so, he had to step on the mats only once. The 220-plus-pound representative from Uzbekistan did not show in Prague, thus giving Fedor a bye to the semifinals. There he quickly took out a Bulgarian fighter via choke to set up a meeting with a Ukrainian competitor in the finals. Much to Fedor's chagrin, the Ukrainian fighter, who had defeated UFC veteran Kristof Midoux (Pictures) in the other semifinal, did not turn up either, handing Fedor the victory.
Submitted Nov 11, 2007 1:26AM by wolfgarnaud - 8 comments
 
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