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
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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.
Stevenson climbing the lightweight ladder
Peace, Joe Stevenson says, is a beautiful thing.
And though the UFC lightweight contender says bluntly that he has "huge, big problems" in his life, he acts as if he doesn't have a care.
He and his wife, Maia, don't sweat even the most significant ordeals they may face. He's been through so many monumental issues in his life, he says the ordinary day-to-day problems that plague any young couple don't even register.
Josh Burkman May Face Forrest Petz at UFC 77
“The Ultimate Fighter 2” cast member and UFC welterweight contender Josh Burkman (8-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) will likely face Forrest Petz (13-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at Cincinnati’s UFC 77 event on Oct. 20, UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com) has learned.
Arona talks about his future
The Brazilian fighter from BTT had a quick chat with the guys from tatame.com.br on the beach before going surfing, in Rio.
"All is cool, I'm training normally, but not too hard as I have no fight coming up. What I want is to enter the cage in the UFC soon, but I have been told by the UFC management that they won't be using me just yet, so it's out of my hands right now.
I think that the LHW division right now is awesome, and for sure it's the more exciting at the moment, if it was difficult before, imagine it now with all the Pride guys coming in..
I also think that Henderson will take the belt, but Rampage gets him in a good position, things can go the other way. Machida is very dangerous right now and getting better. Shogun will try to take Forest to the floor and will try to do his thing.." Said Arona.