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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
 
Lauzon Wins in WCF; ‘Upgrade' to WEC Near?
(sherdog.com)

WILMINGTON, Mass., Feb. 8 -- Dan Lauzon had quite a bit on the line when he entered the ring Friday just outside of Boston to take on Frank Latina at World Championship Fighting. With the Tapout reality show crew there to chronicle his preparation and a potential WEC bid in the offing, not to mention the added pressure of fighting in front of his hometown fans, Lauzon came through with flying colors.
EDIT: I forgot to mention that Dan told me he was "shooting for the end of this year" when I asked him if he wanted back in the UFC
Submitted Feb 9, 2008 12:06PM by Manfred - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Takaya, Maeda Venture West to WEC
(sherdog.com)
Japanese standouts have had mixed success stateside lately. Now two more touted Japanese representatives will look to make their mark in the cage. The focal point of a busy midweek of MMA, the Feb. 13 WEC card at the Santa Ana Star Center in Albuquerque, N.M., will feature three title clashes in what may be the best lineup the company has fielded since Zuffa took the reigns in December 2006. The card will also see Hiroyuki Takaya and Yoshiro Maeda make their American debuts in bouts that promise to be all-action affairs.
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 10:43PM by madmarck - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
YAMMA Pit Fighting Books Don Frye vs. Oleg Taktarov for April 11
(mmajunkie.com)
The upstart YAMMA Pit Fighting organization, which was recently founded by UFC creator Bob Meyrowitz, has booked a fight between UFC pioneers Don Frye (18-6-1) and Oleg “The Russian Bear” Taktarov (15-5-2). According to Frye, the fight will take place at the organization’s inaguaral show, which is set for April 11 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J. “I hope (YAMMA) made the announcement because I just signed to fight Oleg Taktarov,” Frye said.
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 8:17PM by juanez13 - 20 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jesse Moreng off WEC card due to injury
(mmaweekly.com)
Jesse Moreng has had to withdraw from his Feb. 13 World Extreme Cagefighting bout with Scott Jorgensen. MMAWeekly.com sources on Thursday night confirmed that Moreng fractured his foot this week and can barely walk on it.
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 7:02PM by wolfman - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Russian Sambo Championships: Fedor Beats Three Opponents in Under 2 Minutes
(bloodyelbow.com)
Today was the first day of the Russian Combat Sambo Championship and here are the results: As predicted, Fedor Emelianenko easily won all of his three fights. None of his opponents in this Russian championship forfeited as it has happened before in world and European championships, to the credit of our fighters. In his first fight, Fedor quickly attacked, after a combination of strikes he took his opponent down and submitted him. The fight was 35 seconds long. His second fight was even shorter - Fedor broke his opponent's nose on the 10th second. The final fight against Stanislav Shushko took a little bit longer. Stanislav tried to keep Fedor at a distance using his height advantage, but Fedor closed the distance with a combination, went for a throw and a holddown. Then the fighters ended up in standing position again and the situation happened again - a combination of strikes from the champion, a throw, but this time Fedor finished his attack with a submission and won at 1 minute and 1 seconds.
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 5:30PM by Manfred - 19 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Fedor Emelianenko Pens Open Letter to Dana White
(mmajunkie.com)
Saying he will no longer permit Dana White to disparage him, former PRIDE heavyweight champion and famed Russian fighter Fedor Emelianenko has fired back and penned an open letter to the UFC’s head president and challenged him to allow a fight with UFC heavyweight champ Randy Couture or interim champ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 5:29PM by Bemin - 56 comments
Filed under: UFC, M-1 Global
 
Exclusive Marc Ratner Interview
(mmaweekly.com)
MMAWeekly recently spoke with UFC vice president of government and regulatory affairs Marc Ratner about working to get MMA sanctioning in more states and continue expanding UFC into new territories.
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 4:26PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
HDNet Partners with Strikeforce
(sherdog.com)
HDnet Fights has partnered with Strikeforce to televise four of the California-based promotion's events in 2008. Starting with its first foray outside the Golden State on Feb. 23, live coverage of "Strikeforce at The Dome," headlined by Bob Sapp's mixed martial arts debut in a cage, begins at 10:30 p.m. ET from Tacoma, Wash.
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 1:50PM by madmarck - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Other MMA Organizations
 
Background Checks at Center of Multi-Million Dollar Pride Lawsuit
(sherdog.com)
The UFC's purchase of Pride Fighting Championships was met by great expectations when it was announced in March 2007. Executives, fans and fighters alike hailed the acquisition as the start of a new golden age for the sport, the beginning of an era of undisputed champions and global ascendance of mixed martial arts under the direction of Zuffa.
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 1:48PM by madmarck - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, PrideFC
 
411 MMA Fact or Fiction 02.08.08: UFC 81 Review
(411mania.com)
Would Minotauro Nogueira defeat Randy Couture if he were to return? Will Brock Lesnar's next opponent be a cakewalk? Will that win reinvigorate the career of Frank Mir? Was Tim Sylvia's ground defense mindblowingly bad? All of this and more in the latest installment of 411 MMA Fact or Fiction!
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 11:22AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Yahoo! MMA Top 10 Rankings
(sports.yahoo.com)
Very surprising that a Jan 21st article on Brock Lesnar had more clicks on Yahoo! Sports that week than any other sports article, including Super Bowl articles. Link also includes Yahoo! MMA Top 10 Rankings.
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 10:53AM by Kpro - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC 83 - Fastest Sell Out In UFC History!
(ufc.com)
“Most of the tickets for UFC 83 were sold in the first 24 hours of our UFC Fight Club presale, and the rest were gone within one minute of the public on-sale today,” said Dana White, UFC President. “I’m excited to say that this event is a sellout, and the fastest one in UFC history, so it’s safe to say we definitely will be back in Canada after this inaugural event.” They WILL be coming back to Canada!!!
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 10:45AM by RMFG_187 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
HDNet to broadcast Strikeforce at the Dome, 3 other events
(mmajunkie.com)
The California-based Strikeforce organization, one of the sport’s top up-and-coming fight promotions, has signed a deal with HDNet that will put the organization’s Feb. 23 show and three other events on the high-definition cable station. The companies made the announcement on Wednesday.
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 10:11AM by cowcatcher - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
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