An Interview With UFC 78’s Jason Reinhardt: Owner of MMA’s Best Career Record
For a guy with a perfect 18-0 record, Jason Reinhardt’s road to a UFC debut wasn’t without a few bumps.
The MMA fighter and teacher had garnered the attention of the UFC after years of success in the Midwest and throughout the U.S., but when it came to casting for the “The Ultimate Fighter 5,” Reinhardt made it only to the final 18; just 16 fighters, of course, were chosen for the show.
Not all Pride fighters struggle in the UFC
“I have no idea why some are struggling to adjust. With Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, he just made one mistake and ran into Heath Herring’s leg. That is a big leg so it is going to take some steam out of you. Nog recovered well and I think that other than that kick he dominated the rest of the fight. At the same time Quinton Jackson and Anderson Sylva in my eyes are PRIDE fighters. So you could say that PRIDE owns two belts in the UFC right now. Both of those guys fought almost all their fights and made their name in PRIDE. They are PRIDE fighters. It is easy to throw a UFC label on Jackson because he is American. He only fought one fight in the cage with WFA before he went to the UFC.”
Liddell Resumes Training, Fight With Silva Remains Possibility
By Loretta Hunt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell got back on the horse Monday, as he returned to the San Luis Obispo, Calif. gym that steered him to the crown and four title defenses inside the Octagon, his head trainer John Hackleman said. There, Hackleman said Liddell partook in some light training and discussed his recent loss to Keith Jardine.................................................
Cro Cop In the Past, Kongo Looks to Nog
With his win over Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic at Ultimate Fighting Championship 75, French striker Cheick Kongo solidified himself as a top contender in the heavyweight division.
In the fight with Cro Cop, it seemed after the first round that Kongo figured out his opponent and worked his game plan to perfection.
“Strikeforce at the Playboy Mansion” Fighters’ Salaries
Lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez ($30,000) and Strikeforce newcomer Joe Riggs ($29,500) were the big winners at this past weekend’s Strikeforce show in Beverly Hills, Calif. The two main-card fighters — both of whom were victorious — received the biggest disclosed salaries from the event.
Full UFC 77 "Hostile Territory" Card Announced
The following is the complete OFFICIAL fight card for UFC 77 "Hostile Territory" according to UFC.com:
Main PPV Card:
-Anderson Silva (c) vs. Rich Franklin (UFC MW Title)
-Tim Sylvia vs. Brandon Vera
-Stephan Bonnar vs. Eric Schafer
-Kalib Starnes vs. Alan Belcher
-Yushin Okami vs. Jason MacDonald
-Jorge Gurgel vs. Alvin Robinson
-Josh Burkman vs. Forrest Petz
-Jason Black vs. Matt Grice
Thats really weird cos Jensen was heavily rumored to be replacing Eastman to fight Meia, though they make no mention its the FULL card on ufc.com like they say here so i expect that fight TBA as a prelim as well
Its surprising the Okami Macdonald fight isnt main card, even tho im sure it will be boring its between 2 top MW's whilst the Bonnar Schafer fight isvery far down the list and pretty unexciting to me
Full Card For CFFC 6 With Kimbo vs. Tank Abbott (10/12)
The following is the full fight card for Cage Fury Fighting Championships 6 - Heavy Hands on October 12, 2007 in Atlantic City, New Jersey live on pay-per view:
-Kimbo Slice vs. Tank Abbott
-Ricardo Almeida vs. Dennis Hallman
-Marcio “Pe De Pano” Cruz vs. John Marsh .................................
Vitor Belfort wants to fight Rampage Jackson
“I want to start everything from the beginning and win the most big belts that I can. I´ll give the maximum attention to my career and fight against the best athletes. I have this big wish of fighting against Quinton Jackson, I think it would be a great combat…. Then I´ll go to the superheavy category, this is my aim. “
Wanderlei Silva - The Return of The Axe Murderer - Part I & 2
When the word “legendary” precedes your name, it can sometimes be a license to forget where you came from, to avoid the people who supported you through the lean times, and to look down from your ivory tower as a different person than the one you started out as.
After dropping a five round decision to Tito Ortiz at UFC 25 in April of 2000, the then-23 year old Wanderlei Silva was at a crossroads in his mixed martial arts career. He had left Japan’s PRIDE organization (where he was 3-0) to take a world title shot in the UFC, but having lost, he was a man without a venue to fight in.
The Tito Ortiz Charade: Playing New Games
In the latest chapter of the saga that is Tito Ortiz, the "bad boy" of the UFC has seemingly caused multiple rumors to be released onto the Internet as to who he will be fighting next in the UFC. The presumption was that he would rematch Rashad Evans due to the draw that occured between the two at the UFC 73: Stacked because of a Tito Ortiz fence grab that ultimately caused the scores to be even at the end of the bout.
Six More UFC 76 Fighters Cleared of Steroid Use
The California State Athletic Commission today released the names of six additional fighters who cleared UFC 76 drug tests for anabolic steroids, masking agents and diuretics — bringing the total of number of fighters tested and cleared to 12.
The results for the remaining six fighters, all of whom were main-card fighters (including main-event participants Keith Jardine and Chuck Liddell), should be available later this week.
Evan Tanner's Latest MySpace Blog-Entry Rant
The following is the latest MySpace blog entry from former UFC Middleweight champion Evan Tanner:
"October 1, 2007
I am setting a date.
I have been drinking like a madman for fifteen years.
I am done with it.
I am setting a date.
The Big Diesel becoming The Big MMA?
Although he likely won't quit his day job as the NBA Miami Heat's starting center, Shaquille O'Neal spent the summer offseason doing some MMA training.
Likely will never make it to UFC or any MMA promotion for that matter, but it would be fun to see him bring some Diesel Power to the sport. He certainly would guarantee packed arenas.