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Liddell and Jardine Start Long Road To the Top
(nbcsports.com)
For Chuck Liddell, the road back to the top has to start somewhere. One minute, the former UFC light-heavyweight champion was riding high, figuratively floating to the octagon on the adulation of the crowd; the next he was hitting the canvas after his opponent literally knocked him into near-unconsciousness.
Submitted Sep 19, 2007 9:23AM by zephead - 6 comments
 
Judging MMA vs. Boxing
(nevadaappeal.com)
It was barely four months ago and when Roger Mayweather-Oscar De La Hoya was being billed as the "fight that would save boxing," any right-thinking boxing fan shook his head and passed off the notion as absurd.
Submitted Sep 19, 2007 9:21AM by zephead - 14 comments
 
Veteran Thomas Doesn't Play Bit Parts
(sports.yahoo.com)
Din Thomas was cast as a fighter in his first significant acting role, a none-too-surprising decision by director Chris Fuller since Thomas is one of the world's elite mixed martial artists.
Submitted Sep 19, 2007 9:19AM by zephead - 0 comments
 
Nate Quarry Makes Comeback From Devastating Loss, Painful Back Surgery
(canadianpress.google.com)
The last time most mixed martial arts fans saw Nate (The Rock) Quarry, he was unconscious in mid-air after being felled by a crushing blow from then UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin.
Submitted Sep 19, 2007 9:17AM by zephead - 2 comments
 
Q&A With Jonathan Goulet
(sportsnet.ca)
Victoriaville, Que.'s Jonathan Goulet makes his return to the Octagon for his first UFC fight in over a year on Wednesday night at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. Goulet takes on Dustin Hazelett in a welterweight contest, and he spoke to James Brydon of Sportsnet.ca in an exclusive interview.
Submitted Sep 19, 2007 9:12AM by zephead - 1 comment
 
Has the UFC’s Collective Ego Cost Them Big Bucks?
(mmagame.com)
Nothing sells in combat sports like a rivalry. If there’s a hometown hero to root for then you’re really talking big bucks. With that said, aside from the fact we’ll never see another Pride event, are the UFC missing a trick by promoting the Pride brand so minimally?
Submitted Sep 19, 2007 9:08AM by zephead - 2 comments
 
Report: Frank Mir to Face Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
(mmajunkie.com)
With a win over Antoni Hardonk last month at UFC 74, one-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (10-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) will reportedly get a step up in competition and face Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (30-4-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in his next fight
Submitted Sep 19, 2007 2:16AM by Sam_Rothstein - 33 comments
 
Ricco "Suave" Rodriguez to face Rothwell in IFL Team Finals
(sherdog.com)
Former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez will confront Quad-Cities Silverbacks' ace Ben Rothwell on Sept. 20's IFL Team Finals after Rothwell's original opponent, Tom Sauer, was forced off the card due to a biceps injury, it was reported Monday on the IFL Web site.
Submitted Sep 19, 2007 1:34AM by Sam_Rothstein - 6 comments
 
"JZ" Repeats as K-1 HERO'S Champ
(sherdog.com)
YOKOHAMA, Japan, Sept. 17 -- K-1's 2007 HERO'S middleweight tournament saw its concluding chapter this evening at the Yokohama Arena, where American Top Team's "JZ Calvan" Gesias Calvancanti (Pictures) took the top spot once again, defeating two fellow Brazilians in "Dida" Andre Amade (Pictures) and the vaunted "Shaolin" Vitor Ribeiro (Pictures). Sergei Kharitonov (Pictures) avenged his PRIDE loss to Alistair Overeem (Pictures) by KO in the first after an exciting round of back-and-forth stand-up action. With the striking favoring the Dutchman in the earlier portion of the fight, Overeem was able to tag Kharitonov with hard low kicks, winging right hooks, and stiff jabs.
Submitted Sep 19, 2007 1:31AM by Sam_Rothstein - 1 comment
 
Florian ready to take next step at Fight Night
(nbcsports.com)
When Kenny Florian was first introduced to the casual MMA fan during the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, most looked at the somewhat-scrawny prospect once, dismissed him as a probable early casualty of the show, and figured they'd probably never hear from him again.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 9:04PM by aznteabagger - 4 comments
 
The Return of Nate Quarry
(ufc.com)
Nate Quarry had finally reached the breaking point. Tortured by the pain of a degenerative disc condition in his back, the former UFC middleweight title challenger was forced to face the fact that his fighting career was on the verge of ending, and that only a dangerous spinal fusion surgery would save it.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 9:02PM by aznteabagger - 4 comments
 
UFC Fight Night 11 Weigh-In Results
(mmajunkie.com)
Weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 11 took place today at The Palms Las Vegas, and all 18 fighters made weight. MAIN CARD Kenny Florian (155) vs. Din Thomas (156) Chris Leben (185) vs. Terry Martin (186) Junior Assuncao (155) vs. Nate Diaz (155) Nate Quarry (186) vs. Pete Sell (184) UNDERCARD Edilberto Crocota (170) vs. Luke Cummo (169) Leonard Garcia (155) vs. Cole Miller (155) Gray Maynard (154) vs. Joe Veres (156) Thiago Alves (171) vs. Kuniyoishi Hironaka (170) Jonathan Goulet (169) vs. Dustin Hazelett (170)
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 9:01PM by aznteabagger - 1 comment
 
Imes and Wiuff Victorious in Minnesota; Event Interrupted by Gunshot
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC fighters Brad Imes (8-3 MMA, 0-3 UFC) and Travis Wiuff (46-10 MMA, 0-2 UFC) were both victorious at last night’s 12-fight World Fighting Championship “Downtown Throwndown,” an event that was interrupted by gunfire.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 2:07PM by madmarck - 8 comments
 
Liddell Not Likely To Make Changes
(sports.yahoo.com)
One of the reasons it's so difficult for anyone who knows UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk well to believe he's guilty of using anabolic steroids, as the California Athletic Commission has alleged, is his complete disdain for anything he feels may harm his body.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 12:35PM by zephead - 8 comments
 
Inside MMA: A Small Review
(bloodyelbow.com)
The new "news show" of sorts from Mark Cuban's HDNet debuted Friday. My initial impressions are generally favorable. There isn't any other show like it at the moment, but they've got to make some adjustments going forward.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 12:31PM by zephead - 4 comments
 
I'm Never Watching ElitXC Again
(mrsunshinevegas.wordpress.com)
Since many MMA fans spent much of the week embarassing themselves in discussing the Bisping-Hamill fight. I might as well take the same path.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 12:29PM by zephead - 13 comments
 
Filho Wants To Fight Between Heavyweight
(tatame.com)
After win the WEC belt and get scolded by his dad, the BJJ and Judo black belt Paulão Filho wants new experiences. Paulão wants to fight, not just at 83 kg, but also between lighheavy and heavyweights.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 12:24PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
MMA Industry Consolidation: Where We Are Today
(blog.mmapredictions.com)
Consolidation occurs in every industry at some point. When the stakes get high enough, larger entities with more resources seek to buy out companies around them to take advantage of the customers and assets that the other companies possess.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 12:20PM by zephead - 1 comment
 
Catching Up With Matt Lindland
(mmaweekly.com)
Top-ranked Middleweight fighter and IFL coach Matt Lindland recently spoke to MMAWeekly about various subjects, including cornering Dan Henderson at UFC 75, his IFL team, and his Sportfight promotion. It seems like he's got a lot of good stuff going on, almost makes one wonder when he'll be able to find time to get back to fighting.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 10:40AM by DCRage - 5 comments
 
Chris Leben Ready For UFN Wednesday Night
(mmaweekly.com)
TUF alumni Chris "The Crippler" Leben, looking to avoid 3 straight losses in the UFC, seems ready to get back to business starting with his fight against Terry Martin at Wednesday's UFN event. Considering Leben probably has one fight left on his contract after this (runs until April '08), this fight could go a long way in determining where his UFC career goes from here.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 10:36AM by DCRage - 8 comments
 
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