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Tito Ortiz Video: Possible move to Heavyweight and might fight Kimbo!
In a recent video interview, Tito Ortiz has stated he might move up to heavyweight and fight Kimbo Slice! Must see!
Submitted Jun 11, 2008 3:04PM by kastro_316 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Miscellaneous, General MMA
Vitor Belfort Added To Affliction
Affliction has added former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort to its July 19 event, putting him in a matchup against fellow one-time UFC fighter Terry Martin. It's considered interesting he was added given he previously violated a drug suspension by fighting overseas during the suspension period, which could work against him when it comes to getting licensed.
Submitted Jun 11, 2008 12:33PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Thiago Alves on feud with Matt Hughes, missing weight, title shot
Defeating longtime UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes (42-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) is an impressive notch on any fighter's belt, but for Thiago Alves (20-4 MMA, 8-2 UFC), this past Saturday's UFC 85 main event knockout victory was especially sweet for more reasons than one. "When my boss called me and said, 'You are going to fight Matt Hughes,' I was like '[expletive] yeah, I am going to fight him!'" Alves said.
Submitted Jun 11, 2008 11:57AM by CornishMMA - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 86 Preview Video: Jackson vs Griffin
Official UFC 86 preview video, as Quinton Jackson and Forrest Griffin are set to square off!
Submitted Jun 11, 2008 11:36AM by kastro_316 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
Swicking Out???
“The last part of the fight was what we call at the gym “Swicking Out”… I actually was trying to get my punches through but he was doing a great job at blocking them so I got creative. I was actually at one point going to sit up and donky kong hammer fist them in but actually changed my mind and stuck to the less effective freestyle swimming technique. Amazingly it looked so much better in my head than how it turned out! You just have to know that in my head I was a ground n pounding machine with brutal power and perfect technique… I guess I am not quite the ninja I think I am sometimes…” I thought they looked like two kids on the playground... that's how I used to fight. It is funny to hear is perspective.
Submitted Jun 11, 2008 10:53AM by billycarnage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
The Return of The Old School
Recently an influx of fighter vs. grappler bouts has made MMA fans feel like it's 1998 all over again. Another such example of this comes Sunday at DREAM 4, when kickboxer Melvin Manhoef, a fighter with all but one of his career wins by KO, faces feared grappler Kazushi Sakuraba, who has won 71% of his fights by submission.
Submitted Jun 11, 2008 7:26AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
News From Japan: Maeda Talks Torres Loss, Upcoming WEC Fights, Gym Founder Killed
Among major news coming out of Japan recently are thoughts from Yoshiro Maeda on his loss to Miguel Torres, upcoming WEC fights for a couple of top Japanese names in the promotion, and the death of Tokyo gym founder/instructor Ryusuke Moriyama, who was killed in an auto accident Saturday morning at 46.
Submitted Jun 11, 2008 7:22AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
Another DREAM On Hold: Cacareco Off DREAM 4
Although DREAM officials have not yet announced this, Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreira is now off Sunday's DREAM 4 event due to visa issues. It would've been his DREAM debut. He was to have faced Alavutdin Gadzhiyev, who should face a replacement to be named later this week.
Submitted Jun 11, 2008 7:18AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Nick Diaz Has Surgery To Alleviate Cutting
Apparently the last cut was one too many for Nick Diaz. After a cut cost him the EliteXC Lightweight Championship, Diaz had plastic surgery to alleviate scar tissue, a move he hopes will prevent future cuts in his fights. It was so bad that even rolling caused cuts.
Submitted Jun 11, 2008 6:39AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
Ticket Sales Slow For Adrenaline MMA
According to USA Today: "All the shows that I've been running and other people have been running have suffered," Monte Cox said. "The only people that seem immune to that are the UFC. But for the rest of us who do shows on a regular basis we're feeling the pinch, as far as the entertainment dollar." Cox blamed the current economic slowdown for hurting smaller promotions, though Mike Regan, Global Fighting's chief financial officer remained hopeful that fans in the Charlotte area would buy tickets as the event date nears. "I just think that right it's the type of thing where they'll wait until the last minute to do it," Regan said.
Submitted Jun 11, 2008 1:24AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
James Thompson Talks Referee Dan Miragliotta, Kimbo Slice and Removing Gypsies
Local Washington, D.C. CBS radio midday talkers "Big O & Dukes" did an interview with James "Colossus" Thompson, and followed up on the issues stemming from his very controversial fight with Kimbo Slice two weeks ago on the CBS Saturday Night Fights "EliteXC: Primetime" event. In the interview, Thompson displays clear respect for Kimbo and even remarks about how powerful he is (something I've noted before - Kimbo's escapes from the bottom weren't technical at all; he just muscled his way out, which partly explains his fatigue). He also stops just short of calling the fight fixed, but does, in fact, say Dan Miragliotta was under intense pressure to view matters favorably for Kimbo
Submitted Jun 11, 2008 1:22AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: EliteXC
The Latest Injustice: Yushin Okami
The combination of a voiceover for UFC 86 that hypes Cote-Almeida as a fight for a title shot ,and speculation that Silva is going to fight at Light Heavyweight has lead to an outcry among some hardcore fans: What about Yushin Okami? In January 2006, Okami "defeated" Anderson Silva via DQ when Silva knocked him out with an illegal upkick. He has won 8 of 9 fights since, with his only loss coming at the hands of Rich Franklin. Unfortunately for Okami, Franklin is the only legitimate 185 pound contender he has fought, and he lost.
Submitted Jun 11, 2008 1:19AM by MMAcca - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tyson Griffin Wants No Part of Nate Diaz
Nate Diaz has been on a hot streak with wins over Kurt Pellegrino, Alvin Robinson and Junior Assuncao since becoming the 5th Ultimate Fighter. And Nate has been pretty consistent about calling for tough competition. He's been especially adamant about wanting former training partner Tyson Griffin. And, being a Diaz, he's been pretty pithy with the remarks : "That guy (Tyson Griffin) doesn’t want to fight me because he thinks he’s somewhere higher up than me? I just beat a guy that’s better than him. When was the last time he finished a fight anyways against any 155 pounder that was half decent on the ground..oh yeah never."
Submitted Jun 11, 2008 1:16AM by MMAcca - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC
Elite XC To Return Early Without Kimbo Slice?
Buried in Dave Meltzer's column today on officiating controversy is a very important bit of news: Shaw said the date of the next CBS card is expected to be finalized this week in a joint decision with CBS. Due to the success of the first show, CBS wants to have a return date in late July to capitalize on the momentum. Shaw feels Lawler and Smith wouldn’t be ready for a July date, nor would Slice. Of course, "joint decision" means CBS decides while Shaw tries to persuade them otherwise. I don't have the deal in front of me, but I have no doubt this will be CBS's call. Running again is a gigantic risk: If the show flops, it will be derided as the new XFL. If it is a success, they will have a second batch of stars, and they will be able to confidently run shows without Kimbo on top in the future.
Submitted Jun 11, 2008 1:11AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
Miguel Torres eyes next WEC fight in possibly December
Quoteworthy: “They still have a couple of guys out there. They have Tapia, Brian Bowles, but he’s still kind of new. I hope they give him a couple of fights before they put him in there with me, but he’s a pretty tough guy; the guy from Greg Jackson’s camp, I think his name is Damacio Page. They have Dominick Cruz, he’s fighting at 135 now, so there are some guys out there. They have some more Japanese guys. I have guys in front of me waiting. I think in a couple of years, I’ll move up in weight, but right now I’ll stay at 35 and try to take care of business…. I told them I would like to go as soon as December. I want to fight at least by December. I want to get at least one more this year.
Submitted Jun 11, 2008 1:08AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: WEC
UFC Quick Quote: Nate Marquardt robbed twice in London
On a side note, our room was robbed last night and my computer, iPod, passport and several other items were stolen. That means we got robbed two days in a row here in London! HA :)” – Nate Marquardt tells MMAWeekly.com about his fantastic weekend at UFC 85: “Bedlam” at the O2 Arena in London, England, this past weekend. First, he gets a point deducted that should not have been for an illegal blow to the back of Thales Leites’ head, which ends up costing him the fight. PS. What about the illegal 'PILEDRIVER' that he wasn't punished for i think the result was fair, especially with that brutal knee that Leites took. He was'nt the same after.......
Submitted Jun 11, 2008 1:06AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana's big news moved to Tuesday
The suspense is killing me.
Submitted Jun 10, 2008 10:46PM by thatfedorsohotrightnow - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Affliction Banned Update: Vitor Belfort set to face Terry Martin
Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort has been added to the Affliction Banned card, and is set to face Terry Martin.
Submitted Jun 10, 2008 9:24PM by kastro_316 - 14 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Fight Camp / Team
Doug Marshall vs Phil Collins PFC fight on July 18
Former WEC light heavyweight champion Doug Marshall (7-3) — who just lost his 205-pound belt to Brian Stann at WEC 33 via technical knockout in March — will return to action since on July 19. The only difference is that he will now compete under the Palace Fighting Championship (PFC) banner, taking on Phil Collins. No, not the musician, but a worthy fighter who sports a 6-3 record. In fact, he relinquished his opportunity for the organization’s middleweight title to take on the “Rhino.” I didn't even realize he wasn't fighting for the WEC anymore.
Submitted Jun 10, 2008 8:43PM by Mchubb316 - 17 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Jason Guida replaces injured Adrenaline MMA headliner Jeff Monson
Jeff Monson's (24-8) previously broken hand has forced the heavyweight fighter out of this weekend's Adrenaline MMA main event fight with Mike Russow (9-1) However, the organization was able to fight a late replacement with local ties. In Monson's place steps veteran Chicago-area fighter Jason Guida (17-15). Adrenaline MMA, which hosts its first-ever show on Saturday at the Sears Centre Arena near Chicago, made the announcement today. Monson, a former UFC heavyweight contender, injured his hand during a May 18 fight with Josh Barnett. The heavyweight tilt was part of the "Sengoku II" event in Japan. Unfortunately for the veteran fighter, the hand didn't heal as quickly as Monson expected. Guida, a Chicago police officer and the older brother of UFC fighter Clay Guida (who will be in his corner), has averaged a fight nearly every six weeks during his five-year career. He'll go for his third consecutive victory -- and his eighth win in his past 11 fights.
Submitted Jun 10, 2008 8:40PM by SmileR - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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