Video: "Rampage" Celebrates Victory
Sherdog.com editor Josh Gross briefly spoke with new UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson after his impressive first round knockout of Chuck Liddell Saturday in Las Vegas at UFC 71.
"RAMPAGE" MAKES HIS MARK
The rematch was set. The crowd and viewers eagerly waited. The UFC enjoyed increased coverage by mainstream media. The fighters were ready.
Last Saturday evening, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson stunned fans by knocking out the most dominate light heavyweight in the UFC. A single right hook preceded unanswered strikes on the ground, forcing referee John McCarthy to end one of the most anticipated rematches in recent history.
Next in Line - Hendo’s Back
There will be no vacations for new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson after his stunning victory over Chuck Liddell at UFC 71, as it was announced tonight at the MGM Grand that two-division PRIDE Champion Dan Henderson will return to the Octagon for the first time since 1998 to face Jackson in what promises to be one of the biggest mixed martial arts fights in years.
UFC’s Popularity No Surprise
The days of settling into the same old, stodgy, stagnant lifestyle are over.The world moves on and we all better move on with it.
As Chuck Liddell sat buzzed on the canvas wondering what had occurred and nearly 15,000 fans sat stunned in their seats at the MGM Grand Garden Saturday, the thought occurred that this is why mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the world.
Ultimate Fighting Lacks Sweetness
Having spent the better part of my writing career chasing the real-life Rockys and the other assorted crooked-nosed, "Guys and Dolls" characters who live under boxing's big tent, I am an incurable, die-hard lover of the Sweet Science.
Hyped rematch pits two of UFC's top talent
Turn to any form of sports media during the past week and it's likely you've seen Chuck Liddell.
Magazines and newspapers? Check.
Liddell's rematch against Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has become, arguably, the most hyped mixed martial arts match of all time, considering the amount of national media coverage the sport has received recently. With that, Liddell not only has become the face of the organization for which he fights, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but the sport of mixed martial arts as a whole.
The Iceman cometh
It's a sweltering 95 degrees outside the MGM Grand, but Chuck Liddell is dressed as if he's training in the dead of winter. He's hidden underneath a black hoodie, sweat pants and sneakers as he jogs around the Grand Pool in the back of the hotel.
Chuck Liddell has become the face of the surging UFC, and his star power is paying off for the growing sport.
CSAC Grants FEG License, Saku Status Uncertain
The California State Athletic Commission on Friday announced it has granted FEG USA a temporary promoter's license just eight days before the company is scheduled to hold "Dynamite!! USA" at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Originally billed with a main event featuring the mixed martial arts debut of former WWE star Brock Lesnar (Pictures) against popular South Korean figure Hong-Man Choi (1-0-0), FEG was left scrambling on Tuesday for options after the CSAC denied Choi, 26, a license to fight due to unnamed medical concerns. In the wake of the seven-foot-two Choi's questionable health, FEG opted to look for a second medical opinion while exploring for a replacement fighter.
Live UFC 71 Weigh-In Results
Today’s weigh-in results included:
Chuck Liddell (205) vs. Quinton Jackson (205)
Josh Burkman (171) vs. Karo Parisyan (170)
Keith Jardine (205) vs. Houston Alexander (202)
Terry Martin (186) vs. Ivan Salaverry (184)
Chris Leben (185) vs. Kalib Starnes (186)
Jeremy Stephens (156) vs. Din Thomas (155)
James Irvin (204) vs. Thiago Silva (202)
Alan Belcher (205) vs. Sean Salmon (205)
Wilson Gouveia (204) vs. Carmelo Marrero (205)
Chuck Liddell Pre-UFC 71 Interview
Tomorrow night, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell steps into the Octagon, not only looking to defend is belt, but to avenge the only unanswered loss of his career… Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.