Welcome back to MMA Talk. It is time for my second installment of rankings. This time I will go with what I consider the toughest division to rank: Light Heavyweight Division. There is a clear cut number 1 but everyone after that is a jumbled mess.
Josh Koscheck Interview
Josh talks about his upcoming fight with Dustin Hazelett, his thoughts on having an interim champ, the famous sparring session with a heckler, and the possibility of fighting John Fitch.
Chuck Liddell 12 inch action figure
For those of you that like to play with kung-fu grip Barbies, Chuck Liddell has released his own 12 inch action figure. It costs $49.99 and only 3000 were made. According to the Myspace bulletin he posted, it will be delivered by Christmas if you order today. Lol.
HDNet Fights: Reckless Abandon Preview
A decent preview regarding the fights going on during the HDNet Fights: Reckless Abandon event this weekend. Specifically, the article runs through the entire card, and has some insight on some of the more unknown fighters.
ShoXC Returns 1/25, Hose To Compete
EliteXC announced yesterday that it will hold its next ShoXC event on 1/25 on Showtime. Kala Kolohe Hose, who was to have fought ICON Sport Middleweight Champion Robbie Lawler on this weekend's now-cancelled ICON Sport event, has been given a spot on the card.
Huerta Not Fighting Again For A Long Time
Coming off his impressive TUF 6 Finale win over Clay Guida, Roger Huerta now says it will likely be 6-8 months before he fights again. He plans to take time off, spend time with his family, and try to finish classes towards a college degree.
Sapp Set To Fight On NYE
Bob Sapp, scheduled to fight for Strikeforce in February, will now fight on the K-1 Dynamite! New Year's Eve event against Bobby Ologun. This will be Sapp's first MMA fight in Japan since late 2005.
“TUF6" Fighter Jon Koppenhaver Facing Felony Charges
Jon Koppenhaver, a cast member on the latest season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” appeared in Superior Court on Thursday on felony assault and battery charges stemming from a September incident outside a San Diego training center.
According to the San Diego Tribune-Tribune, Koppenhaver had a preliminary hearing on Thursday, and if the case goes to trial, he faces a maximum penalty of seven years in prison.
Koppenhaver is accused of choking unconscious a man and striking him in the face outside Undisputed, a fitness and training center, on Sept. 2. Koppenhaver is a trainer at the facility. According to a San Diego police detective, Zatkow suffered four fractures to his left eye socket during the assault.
TUF 6 Finale Fighter Payouts
The following are the official REPORTED pay outs to fighters who participated on the live finale of The Ultimate Fighter 6: "Team Hughes vs. Team Serra" on Spike TV, on December 8th
Fedor: "Dana Talks a lot"
The following is an excerpt from an interview on MMAWeekly.com with PRIDE Heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko.
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ESPN's Bill Simmons talks B.S. About Buffer
On a recent edition of his ESPN radio show "The B.S. Report", ESPN Radio personality Bill SImmons and his co-host reportedly talked some B.S. about UFC announcer Bruce Buffer.
Supposedly there was also a spot somewhere where Bill referred to Bruce as "Frank Stallone".
Fedor's NYE Opponent Moonlights As A Rapper
The following is an excerpt from an article posted on The Korea Times, seems they don't think much of Choi:
Choi turned himself into a national joke last month by releasing a hip-hop album with model and wannabe pop star Kang Su-hui, although LeBanner would surely say he did well for a singer.
Intelligently Defending 12.13.07: UFC Lightweight Division Ready for a Huge 2008
The UFC lightweight division had a sensational 2007 as it became the most exciting weight-class in the organization. With the title picture now straightened out and rising stars getting ready for their shots -- 2008 looks like it will be even better. In this edition of Intelligently Defending we will take a look at the current state of the division and where it is heading from here.
'All Access' With Wanderlei Silva Set For MTV 2 On 12/28
UFC® All Access™ Wanderlei Silva Hosted by Rachelle Leah on MTV2 - Go behind the scenes with Octagon Girl Rachelle Leah as she hangs out with UFC light heavyweight fighter Wanderlei Silva. See what's happening with Wanderlei as he prepares to fight Chuck Liddell - the fight everyone in MMA has wanted to see for years.