Babalu Fined $25,000
Renato “Babalu” Sobral was fined $25,000 on Monday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for excessively maintaining a submission hold on opponent David Heath at UFC 74, Keith Kizer, executive director for the NSAC, told MMAWeekly.com. Sobral was not suspended.
Diego Moving To LW
Coming into his bout at UFC 76, Diego Sanchez had already gone through much just to make it to his fight with Jon Fitch.
Sanchez, who was coming off of his first professional loss at the hands of rival Josh Koscheck at UFC 69, was rumored after the bout to possibly have been infected with Hepatitis and he had actually contemplated retirement.
Liddell Vs. Rua & Griffin Vs. Silva in December?
The rumors of Chuck Liddell retiring could be greatly exaggerated. John
Hackleman, Liddell's trainer, said this:
"He's already said he'll be back in the gym next Monday, said Hackleman,
who has coached Liddell for 16 years. He's going to fight again,
hopefully as soon as possible, maybe in December. We're looking at
This would mean a HUGE December card, if true. Liddell vs. Rua, Silva vs.
Griffin, and Serra vs Hughes. Could be VERY huge.
Taken from Gerweck.net
Wow! But then Liddell could seriously be looking at his 3rd loss in a row.
Karo Parisyan - VS - Hector Lombard
on youtube went to a Karo Parisyan seminar and found out he was fighting Hector Lombard at UFC 78
One household UFC name that has long been without a scheduled opponent is welterweight contender Karo “The Heat” Parisyan............
There was also this a while ago that says it was either going to be Sakurai or Lombard and now with Mach signing for K1 its set, will be great fight between the best judo guys in mma
Whoa-Gun! Griffin Submits Rua on UFC 76 Main Card
In the eyes of many, PRIDE veteran Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua was one of the best – if not the best - light heavyweights in the world. But in his UFC debut tonight at the Honda Center, Forrest Griffin elevated his own status in the 205-pound weight class at the expense of the feared Brazilian, dominating him throughout their three rounder and then finishing the bout with a submission at the 4:45 mark of the final round.
No Knockouts, but Jardine Shakes up Division with Win over Liddell
Following a knockout loss in May, some observers expected Keith Jardine to be an easy mark for the return of another UFC 71 KO victim, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell. But in tonight’s UFC 76 main event at the Honda Center, Jardine made it clear that there is no such thing as a sure thing in mixed martial arts, using an effective striking mix of kicks and punches to win a three round split decision over ‘The Iceman’.
Hughes: Serra Is A Bad Example
Matt Hughes has branded fellow Ultimate Fighter 6 coach Matt Serra a terrible example for young UFC fans. Hughes and Serra are the head coaches training two teams of hopefuls trying to secure a contract with the UFC.
Big Name Backs Local Gym
Pete Becker wasn't hoping for much. Maybe just an appearance by his old friend Randy Couture to sign autographs at a new mixed-martial-arts gym Becker and his friend Eric Wetzel were building in Lombard.
Tito Ortiz Thinking In the Long-term
He’s known for agitating t-shirts such as ‘Guy Metzger Is My Bitch’ which set off the three-fight war between him and Ken Shamrock. Tito Ortiz is not just a celebrity athlete; he is a mixed martial arts icon and, frankly, a UFC moneymaker.