Liddell and Jardine Start Long Road To the Top
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.
Judging MMA vs. Boxing
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.
Q&A With Jonathan Goulet
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.
Has the UFC’s Collective Ego Cost Them Big Bucks?
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?
"JZ" Repeats as K-1 HERO'S Champ
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.
Florian ready to take next step at Fight Night
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.
The Return of Nate Quarry
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.
UFC Fight Night 11 Weigh-In Results
Weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 11 took place today at The Palms Las Vegas, and all 18 fighters made weight.
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)
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)
Liddell Not Likely To Make Changes
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.
Inside MMA: A Small Review
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.
Catching Up With Matt Lindland
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.
Chris Leben Ready For UFN Wednesday Night
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.