Kenny Florian to Face Din Thomas at UFN 11
After a recent announcement by Miletich fighter, Spencer Fisher, via his MySpace blog that he had to drop out of his upcoming fight with Din Thomas due to a staph infection, MMAWeekly has confirmed from sources close to the fight that Fisher’s replacement will be Kenny Florian.
Franca's Suspension Upheld
Hermes Franca appeared before the California State Athletic Commission this morning requesting a reduction in his one year suspension for testing positive to the anabolic steroid Drostanolone following his UFC 73 lightweight title bout with Sean Sherk. That request was denied.
Dana White Talks Sherk Situation
UFC president, Dana White, spoke with MMAWeekly about the Sean Sherk situation and what the UFC will do with the lightweight title if Sherk's one year suspension by the California State Athletic Commission is upheld.
Sherk & Baroni Granted Extensions
Today at the hearing held by the California State Athletic Commission to hear the appeal cases of several MMA fighters and boxers, UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk and StrikeForce middleweight Phil Baroni were both granted continuances by the commission for a hearing to be held in October.
The cold war: Fedor weighs his options
From Sherdog on Fedors' s choices. I think the UFC should give on the sambo ,and even sign one or two red devil fighter's. However, his manager trying to strong arm the UFC into co-promotion is ridiculous IMO.
CALIFORNIA STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION GRANTS CONTINUANCE FOR SHERK
NV August 6, 2007 – At a hearing in Los Angeles today, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) granted a continuance for UFC Lightweight Champion Sean Sherk’s appeal of his positive test for the banned substance “Nandrolone” after his July 7th win over Hermes Franca at UFC 73 in Sacramento.
Sherk’s attorney Howard L. Jacobs requested the continuance to allow time to acquire documentation from the laboratory where the drug tests were conducted.
Hermes Franca, who tested positive for “Drostanolone” after his July 7 bout with Sherk, was also present at today’s hearing. Franca admitted to taking the substance and the CSAC suspended him for one year beginning July 7 and fined him $2,500.
It is expected that Sherk’s continued appeal will take place at the CSAC’s next meeting in October.
Lister trains with Mirko
CroCop (and Lister) is making all the right moves after suffering the devastating loss to Gabriel Gonzaga. And really, that's always been CroCop's style. He's suffered a few notable losses that wound up serving as diagnostics about his in-ring ability. Now that he understands how important the cage, wrestling, and defensive ground work can be, he's doing everything in his power to bring his skills up to speed. Cheick Kongo's going to have his work cut out for him.
IMO it's great for both of them. I think Mirko needs a bit more help with feeling out the cage, and lister can use some striking help. Ricco is still there, as are vyel, bonjasky and sergi. I'm getting so excited for the upcoming fight with kongo, Mirko seems really dedicated to winning, and going after that belt.
UFC RoundUp. Newss
Very interesting if you read the round up as of august 5th.
I'll point out the things I have thoughts on.
Evan Tanner will not be facing Marvin Eastman, Tanner not even under contract with the UFC as of now. I want to see Eastman vs Mcfedries anyway.
UFC could possibly hold a event in North Carolina
Silva vs Chuck could still be on for december but I doubt it.
UFC wants to hold an event in Chicago. wont happen untill atleast early '08
Mark Coleman is trying to make a return to the UFC. interesting
Ouch Gomi going to stay in Japan and fight and not sign with the ufc.
Corey Hill supposly going to debut at 78 with a bunch of 155ers
Nate Hasn’t Been Contacted About a Fight
Recent Internet rumors have stated that UFC middleweight fighter Nate Marquardt (25-7-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is expected to headline an October Spike TV event, but a representative from the fighter’s camp tells UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com) that Marquardt hasn’t been contacted about his next fight.
Dana White: “We’ve Got Wanderlei Silva”
In a recent interview with a Las Vegas television station, UFC president Dana White said the UFC has acquired some of the world’s top fighters, and among them, he named PRIDE Fighting Championships veteran Wanderlei Silva (31-7-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC).