Elevated Levels of Letters
Sequestered in their air-conditioned cubicles and home offices, Sherdog.com readers have nonetheless spent the summer getting hot and bothered over the steroid debate, a topic that isn't likely to be exhausted anytime soon.
Jason MacDonald Verbally Agrees to UFC 77 Bout with Yushin Okami
Canadian fighter Jason MacDonald (19-8 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has verbally agreed to fight Yushin Okami (20-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) at UFC 77 in Cincinnati.
Assuming the deal goes through, the middleweight battle will likely appear on the night’s televised main card. The event, which takes place at U.S. Bank Arena, is expected to air on pay-per-view.
The word on Joe Lauzon vs Karo at UFC78
There have been rumors flying around about my next fight, and who it will be against. I posted in a Tito Ortiz chat room that I would be fighting Karo Parisyan, and the rumors made it over to MMA.tv and other major MMA websites. Everyone has been asking about it... from kids running up to the me in a movie theatre to guys asking my trainers at their jobs. I couldn't comment on it until now.
411 MMA Fact or Fiction
Does Fedor Emelianenko really need to "prove himself" in the UFC? Is WEC Middleweight Champion Paulo Filho better than UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva?
The Throwdown MMA Fighter Rankings and More
Another MMA drug use column?! Yes, but in this rant, 411's Jon Hartley plays devil's advocate and explains why not all steroid violations are created equal. Also, why do fighters keep using banned substances when they surely know they'll be caught? These questions and more will be answered, plus the return of The Throwdown Top 10's, including three number one fighters who are not Pride or UFC Champions!
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WildFire, Hurricanes Make Weight for MTL
SAO PAULO, Brazil, Aug. 10 -- Carried through at the Club Athletico Paulistano, the MO Team League's weigh-in concluded with the presence of Murilo Bustamante (Pictures) and Wanderlei Silva (Pictures) together with their teams, the WildFire and the Hurricanes, respectively.