Pound for Pound: UFC 75 preview
Just two weeks after their last pay-per-view event, the UFC is back with another big event, this time on free TV via delayed broadcast from London. UFC 75 – billed as “Champion Versus Champion” – pits former Greco-Roman wrestling great Dan Henderson against new UFC light heavyweight champion and one-man marketing machine Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
Where is Boxing’s Rampage vs. Henderson?
There’s a great fight this Saturday, one sure to garner mainstream press and millions of eyes. It doesn’t cost fifty dollars. It doesn’t even cost the premium channel ten or so per month. This one is free as long as you’re one of the just-about-everyone who has basic cable.
On a Rampage
on a rampage
It wasn't a motion typical of sports. It wasn't a motion typical of anything, save, perhaps, the carnival game where a contestant slams a hammer down to send a weight hurtling skyward toward a bell.
UFC Takes Pride In Its Process Of Unification
Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White has had his fair share of headaches in the past five-plus months. Since buying out Pride Fighting Championships in late March it has been difficult to navigate the Japanese market and resurrect the once-proud, now defunct fighting organization.
Henderson Isn't Hollywood, But It Doesn't matter
One of Dan Henderson's many nicknames is “Hollywood,” but the Pride light heavyweight champion is about as Hollywood as a 20-year-old pickup truck. With ears that look like chewed-up dog toys and a nose flatter than the plains of Kansas, it would be hard to mistake him for, say, a stock broker.
Rampage’ Breaks Up the Crowd; Hopes To Do the Same To Hendo Saturday
Only UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson can break up the tension of weigh-in day with his ever-present humor; today’s example being the tangerine-colored underwear he stripped down to before weighing in at 204 pounds for his unification bout Saturday night against his PRIDE counterpart Dan Henderson
Talkin the Talk with Rampage
"If I had to fight somebody like me I'd retire!" LOL, too funny man. Great interview talking dan and the unifacation. I agree that he definitley will have Liddells number anytime they fight (just a bad matchup for the Iceman). It's funny he won't give away his gameplan, actually it's really smart. I heard Rampages camp is the one that started that rumor of him training with Couture to get under Dans skin, so I guess they are both playin dirty.
So sit back in enjoy the Rampage show.
London Ready For UFC
Saturday night (September 8th) sees the UFC at London's O2 arena for their latest UK supershow, dubbed “UFC 75 Champion Vs Champion”. Members of the conventional fight fraternity who potentially were disgruntled with the impact MMA has made on boxing's traditional fan base over recent years may have had their disliking for the emerging sport compounded this week.
Lights, Camera, Action: Rampage Stars In UFC 75
The story of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson reads much like a Hollywood screenplay. It started with a tough upbringing in the streets, then a turn to professional fighting, suffering tough defeats and then finding redemption that carries with it championship gold.
Yes, Quinton Jackson has seen a lot in his young life and now he is fulfilling a dream by carrying the UFC light heavyweight championship and he will write one more chapter in his legacy when he takes on Pride champion, Dan Henderson, this Saturday in England.
Jackson and Henderson Set to Make History
The fall of PRIDE and its eventual purchase by Dana White's merry band of corporate raiders has been a contentious issue.
This Saturday in London, the fruit of White's labor -- the first title unification bout between PRIDE and the UFC champions -- will see controversy give way to history as Dan Henderson and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson attempt to secure a spot in the annals of MMA.
WEC 30 Salaries
Ian McCall ($4,000) def. Coty Wheeler ($2,000)
Blas Avena ($6,000) def. Joe Benoit ($2,000)
Donald Cerrone ($6,000) def. Kenneth Alexander ($3,000)
Bryan Baker ($6,000) def. Jesse Forbes ($4,000)
Marcus Hicks ($8,000) def. Scott McAfee ($2,000)
John Alessio ($22,000) def. Marcelo Brito ($3,000)
Miguel Torres ($20,000) def. Jeff Bedard ($4,000)
Brian Stann ($10,000) def. Jeremiah Billington ($2,000)
Bantamweight champ Chase Beebe ($10,000) def. Rani Rahya ($6,000)
Lightweight champ Rob McCullough ($24,000) def. Rich Crunkilton ($10,000)
Terry Martin files Lawsuit against Chicago Police officials and Mayor
Terry Martin was falsely arrested as he was on his way into a police station to report police harassment, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Martin, 26, is suing Mayor Daley and Chicago Police officials and officers for misconduct, alleging that corruption within the Chicago Police Department led to Martin being arrested and prosecuted.