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Green to replace horodecki for affliction
glad lauzon will be fighting
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 6:43PM by JuggaloWarrior878 - 7 comments
Filed under: Affliction
Nate Loughran Injured, Will Not Fight At UFN 18
Although recent reports had him listed as a possible opponent for WEC import Nissen Osterneck at UFN 18, Nate Loughran's manager says Loughran will not be ready to fight and may be out until May or June. Loughran is recovering from a broken rib and cartillage damage.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 5:19PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Hazelett Off UFC 96
There won't be any real "McLovin" at UFC 96 now-Dustin Hazelett, who was scheduled to face Ben Saunders at the event, is now off due to an injury sustained in training. Ryan Madigan, who will make his UFC debut at 96, is the replacement.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 5:17PM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Keith Jardine perhaps expected to lose at UFC 96 …
… at least that’s what he thinks, anyway, in a recent SI.com article: “I think [the UFC] is probably expecting me to lose. I think they’ve put me in other fights where they expected me to lose, but that didn’t happen. I guess I’m the guy they get to step in whenever they need somebody.” “The Dean of Mean” attempts to get his head wrapped around the thought process behind matching him up against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the main event at UFC 96 on March 1. It doesn’t make much sense on the surface, considering Jardine will not fight training partner, good friend and reigning division champion, Rashad Evans. And that’s a problem because the winner of the 205-pound bout between Jardine and Jackson would more than likely earn number one contender status. In fact, Jackson was already pegged to challenge Evans; however, the seven-week turnaround for “Sugar” between fights proved to be not enough time. Jardine has played spoiler twice before against big-name players in the division, including Forrest Griffin and Chuck Liddell. Can he pull off the hat trick at the Nationwide Arena?
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 4:25PM by SmileR - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Thiago Alves on the outs with the UFC?
Will be interesting to see how this pans out.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 4:23PM by BrutalKnockOut - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
Coleman: I'll fight CroCop at light heavy
Mark Coleman says he would be happy to fight Mirko 'CroCop' Filopvic at UFC 99 in Cologne, Germany. But he says that the fight would have to take place at light-heavyweight as he does not intend to return to the heavyweight division.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 3:42PM by babytater03 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tonight's PFC 12 Card Streams Live!
Sherdog.com will offer a free live stream of tonight's PFC "High Stakes" card, which is headlined by four championship bouts. The Sherdog Radio Network's TJ De Santis will broadcast live from ringside tonight at 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 3:36PM by Wolfenstein - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Nogueira will not be facing Kongo
Antonio ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira will not be facing Cheick Kongo at UFC 97 in Montreal, Fighters Only has learned. Sources close to the Brazilian say he is still deciding when he will next fight, but it will not be against the French heavyweight.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 2:43PM by Wolfenstein - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Medical Beat: Update on Horodecki's injury and a look at bulging disks
Chris Horodecki, the now 21-year-old "Polish Hammer" who enjoyed a meteoric rise during the IFL's brief history, ran into trouble during his medical evaluation for Saturday's "Affliction: Day of Reckoning" event, which MMAjunkie.com reported late Wednesday. He was unable to gain a license for competition in California, scrubbing him from his pay-per-view bout with Dan Lauzon.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 1:18PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: Affliction
Jay Hieron vs. Jason High expected to be promoted to Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” PPV telecast
With a planned lightweight attraction between Chris Horodecki and Dan Lauzon scrapped for Affliction and M-1’s “Day of Reckoning” event this coming Saturday, FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned that officials with the promotion are planning on promoting a welterweight bout between Jay Hieron vs. Jason High to the five-bout pay-per-view telecast. The bout had originally been scheduled to air during HDNet’s telecast of the undercard.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 1:15PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: Affliction
Leonard Garcia: God is stacking the deck against Mike Brown at WEC 39
“To get a title shot anywhere is a dream come true, but to get it in my home state is unreal. I have a lot of advantages fighting in Texas. I think God is stacking the deck against Mike. That’s my take on it anyway.”
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 1:14PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
Fedor Emelianenko Makes The New York Times
This is a big deal. The NYT is considered the paper of record by almost every journalist in the country. Here's the lede from the article:
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 1:06PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: Affliction
Despite Comments, Swick Likely Not Facing Alves At 94, Future TBD
Although comments recently made by Marcus Davis suggest otherwise, sources have confirmed that his comments about Mike Swick vs. Thiago Alves happening at UFC 94 are false. In fact, Swick's next fight likely will be determined by the outcome of the BJ Penn-Georges St. Pierre fight at 94. Should GSP win, Swick likely will have to take a fight against someone other than Alves.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 12:49PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Freddie Roach Is Going To "Eat Crow" For Fedor Remarks
Josh Barnett certainly thinks so. Barnett says Roach is quite wrong about comments he made about Fedor being, among other things, "flat footed" with "no technique".
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 11:49AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: Affliction
Luis Cane vs Steve Cantwell UFC 97 fight likely
Surging light heavyweight contender Luis Cane (9-1) will likely get to sink his chops into the last man to hold the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) 205-pound title, Steve Cantwell (7-1), at UFC 97 from The Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on April 18. “Banha” was supposed to collide with Keith Jardine; however, “The Dean of Mean” now has bigger and better things to take care of, namely Quinton “Rampage” Jackson,” after division champion Rashad Evans revealed he would not be ready in time for UFC 96 in March.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 4:46AM by Wolfenstein - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
He arrived in Las Vegas to kick off the New Year, and was blown away by its training atmosphere. “I’ve never trained this hard in my life,” he says. “We train in Holland maybe one, two hours in the morning, maybe two hours in the evening. Training over here, wow. I’m training with the best, so I’ll be with the best.” When MMAWeekly catches up to him, he’s giving Stephan Bonnar fits inside the caged sparring area of Xtreme Couture. After the session, Bonnar walks over and taps his glove. “Thanks for the ass kicking,” the UFC light heavyweight says.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 4:43AM by Wolfenstein - 2 comments
Filed under: Affliction
Sokoudjou Kicks Off New Year At Afflcition
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou has too much time on his hands. He’s just finished a training session with mentor Dan Henderson and the others at Team Quest South, and says he has a stack of 10 DVD’s waiting for him at home.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 1:24AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: Affliction
Pulver Fighting For Relevancy
Former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver is looking to get back on the winning track when he takes on Urijah Faber at WEC 38 in a major rematch from their fight back in June of last year. Pulver is training for this fight on a little bit of short notice, but he takes it all in stride.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 1:19AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: WEC
Chase Beebe To Sign 3-Fight Deal With DREAM
Former WEC bantamweight champion Chase Beebe has announced his intention to sign a three-fight deal with Japanese promotion DREAM this week. The fighter confirmed his intentions to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday evening.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 1:18AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: Dream
Gilbert Yvel Cleared To Fight At Affliction II On Saturday
Controversial Dutch heavyweight Gilbert Yvel has been officially cleared to face Josh Barnett at Affliction's "Day of Reckoning" on Saturday in Anaheim, Calif. Bill Douglas, Assistant Executive Officer of the California State Athletic Commission, informed MMAWeekly.com that Yvel had submitted his final paperwork a little after 5 p.m. today and was subsequently issued a license to compete.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 1:16AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: Affliction
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