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B.J. Penn and Joe Stevenson to Fight for Interim Title Jan. 19
Former champion B.J. Penn (11-4-1 MMA, 7-3-1 UFC) and “The Ultimate Fighter 2” winner Joe Stevenson (28-7 MMA, 5-1 UFC) will fight for the interim UFC lightweight championship at UFC 80 in January.
Submitted Nov 3, 2007 12:16PM by aznteabagger - 36 comments
Patrick Côté Fighting in February; UFC 81 a Possibility
Patrick Côté (8-4 MMA, 2-4 UFC), “The Ultimate Fighter 4” cast member who scored a major upset victory over Kendall Grove at UFC 74 in August, will return in February — possibly at UFC 81 on SuperBowl weekend.
Submitted Nov 3, 2007 12:15PM by aznteabagger - 4 comments
Nakamura Decision Delayed; Baroni’s Suspension Reduced
On Wednesday the California State Athletic Commission issued Kazuhiro Nakamura, a Japanese fighter who tested positive for marijuana after his UFC 76 bout with Lyoto Machida, an extension after the fighter was a no-show for his scheduled hearing.
Submitted Nov 3, 2007 12:13PM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
Former UFC Fighter “Babalu” Signs With Xcess Fighting
Renato “Babalu” Sobral, a former UFC fighter who was booted from the organization after a controversial finish to his UFC 74 fight with David Heath, has signed a non-exclusive deal with the Xcess Fighting organization.
Submitted Nov 3, 2007 12:12PM by aznteabagger - 2 comments
Kendall Grove vs. Jorge Rivera at UFC 80
grove should win but rivera is a tough fight for anybody, he was handling cote on tuf 4 until he got hit with an upkick and he gave rich franklin a tough fight. ill still take kendall by decision
Submitted Nov 3, 2007 11:14AM by nickcuc547 - 10 comments
Dave Terrell Injured, Out of UFC 78
Reported on TAGG radio November 2nd: Dave Terrell out of UFC 78. Ankle injury allegedly.
Submitted Nov 3, 2007 1:22AM by Muay-Thai - 22 comments
Kevin Randleman has terrible staph infection. Beware (very graffic)
Submitted Nov 2, 2007 10:46PM by tommyprairie - 3 comments
Ken Shamrock Sues The UFC
The following was part of a radio interview conducted on MMAWeekley Radio: “The fact is, we have a lawsuit going on right now,” Shamrock stated in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio. “They released me from my contract. I had one fight left. Now, we’re going to go after them for the damages and that’s why I couldn’t fight. I couldn’t fight because I was holding up to my end of the bargain with them. Then they turn around and didn’t hold up to their end of the bargain because they released me from my contract illegally, they breeched my contract, I am now open and ready to fight.”
Submitted Nov 2, 2007 8:07PM by wolfgarnaud - 19 comments
Mildly humorous: 8 Ways to Fix the IFL
A couple of these got a chuckle out of me.
Submitted Nov 2, 2007 6:17PM by DoTheMMAth - 5 comments
Shogun Rua On His Knee, Forrest Griffin, Couture, And His Future
Below are excerpts from an interview conducted with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua by punchdrunkgamer.com: Shogun on his knee: The knee is great, the surgery was a success and the doctor told me that everything is running better than the original schedule. I'm already doing physiotherapy and I think that I will be fight training in December. I will be back fighting in February or March, I hope so. Shogun on a rematch with Forrest Griffin and a possible fight with Tito Ortiz: I don’t like to choose my opponents, I want the UFC belt and I'm sure that Forrest will be in my way to accomplish this. So a rematch is just a matter of time. As I told you, I don't choose my opponents but I can fight Ortiz, no problem. Now that I have a recent defeat I will need to prove that I can have the UFC belt and Ortiz is probably living with the same situation. There is good chance for this fight to happen. Shogun on Couture, Fedor and M-1: I like the idea to have more Events like the UFC and PRIDE. It is good for the sport, the fighters and for the fans. Someone told me about the money offers for both (Fedor and Randy), if the numbers are true I'm sure that it is great news for all of the fighters, the sport is going for a new level. M-1 for now is a good promise, UFC is a reality and I think that Fedor is trying to get the best for his career. Randy is the UFC image and maybe there is something that they will fix and we will see him in the UFC again.
Submitted Nov 2, 2007 5:11PM by wolfgarnaud - 6 comments
Travis Lutter: "I can beat Anderson Silva."
Travis Lutter recently sat down with fighthype.com for an interview. Below is an interesting excerpt: Lutter On Anderson Silva: I really think I can beat Anderson Silva. I made a mistake during the fight and as far as the weight cut. I don't want to take anything away from Anderson's win. I made a mistake in the fight and got caught and I don't think I would make it again. I'd like to fight him again. I think I could take him down and impose my game the way I was. I'd really like to get another shot at Anderson. I think stylistically, I match up a lot better than most of the middleweights in the world with him.
Submitted Nov 2, 2007 5:08PM by wolfgarnaud - 24 comments
Sherk Not Stripped, But Penn-Stevenson For Interim Title On
Dana White has decided not to strip UFC Lightweight Champion Sean Sherk of his title now, but will have BJ Penn & Joe Stevenson fight for an interim title at UFC 80.
Submitted Nov 2, 2007 4:34PM by DCRage - 15 comments
California State Athletic Commission: The epitome of the paradox
An article that hits almost every point you can regarding the CSAC. It gives information on their members, their decisions, and a historical sequence of decisions that lead to indecisive judgements on fighters, administrative problems, and overall zero knowledge about the appeals. Outlines Sean Sherk, Phil Baroni, James Toney, and others as far as wacky circumstances that have occurred at the CSAC. Overall, great article on the inside of the appeals and the CSAC in general.
Submitted Nov 2, 2007 2:35PM by LR - 6 comments
Baroni Not Happy With Reduced Sentance
LOS ANGELES – Phil Baroni looked morose as he exited his hearing with the California State Athletic Commission on Wednesday. His suspension of one year had been reduced to six months, but his name was not cleared. “It feels like a loss to me,” Baroni told reporters. “I’m convicted of using steroids. I didn’t use steroids. I thought I took enough tests to prove I didn’t. I wanted more than anything to prove I didn’t do it. To be cleared of it. And I’m not. I’m labeled guilty. “I’ll be able to fight soon, but I still didn’t get what I wanted.” Baroni testified in front of the CSAC board for nearly a half-hour, flatly denying any steroid use and speaking at length about his career and training methods. The centerpiece of his defense was four separate steroid tests he took around the time of his fight. The first was taken at the behest of manager Ken Pavia, who claimed he ordered it prior to the fight after discovering one of the 67 supplements Baroni was taking carried a warning for causing false positives. Baroni said he didn’t want the test floating around for possible detection by the media, so he had his fiancé’s name used in the results.
Submitted Nov 2, 2007 1:22PM by CornishMMA - 4 comments
Ken Shamrock vs. Frank Shamrock? EliteXC Wants To Make It Happen
EliteXC Executive Gary Shaw admitted in a conference call this week that he has held discussions about hosting a fight between brothers Ken and Frank Shamrock. This adds fuel to a fire that the two adopted brothers have stoked for years. “I talked to my team about it,” Shaw said. “I would love to do brother versus brother. It would be a great promotion.” Source: thefightnetwork.com
Submitted Nov 2, 2007 12:05AM by wolfgarnaud - 20 comments
Liddell Ready To Welcome Silva Back To UFC
No one was more excited by the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s official announcement that Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva would finally fight at UFC 79 on Dec. 29 in Las Vegas than Liddell himself. "I'm very excited," the former light heavyweight champion told MMAWeekly.com. “I've been waiting for this fight for a long, long time.” The bout has been years in the making and many believed it would never happen, including Liddell, "I thought that for a long time. I've always said I'll be surprised when it does (happen), but I'm happily surprised now and I can't wait until we get there." Now that the bout agreements have been signed and the fight is official, Dec. 29 cannot come soon enough for Liddell.
Submitted Nov 2, 2007 12:03AM by wolfgarnaud - 12 comments
Intelligently Defending 11.01.07: Don't Believe the Gripe! -- UFC 78 is a Good Card
The UFC has received tremendous backlash over their upcoming card 'UFC 78: Validation.' In this week's edition of Intelligently Defending we will take a look at why this card is not as bad as people are saying -- and is actually quite good.
Submitted Nov 1, 2007 11:44PM by grappler0000 - 23 comments
Former UFC Fighter “Babalu” Signs With Xcess Fighting
Renato “Babalu” Sobral, a former UFC fighter who was booted from the organization after a controversial finish to his UFC 74 fight with David Heath, has signed a non-exclusive deal with the Xcess Fighting organization. He’ll make his debut with Xcess Fighting at a Dec. 12 event, the organization today announced. It’ll be Sobral’s first fight since UFC 74. He now has three non-exclusve contracts with three different orginizations
Submitted Nov 1, 2007 7:37PM by babalu2720 - 6 comments
New Gil Melendez Interview
Good Read. He talks about who he'd like to fight, that the UFC has contacted him, and that he should be fighting in December.
Submitted Nov 1, 2007 1:35PM by duggy - 15 comments
Sean Sherk: CSAC’s Conduct Was “Very Unprofessional” (Story from Yahoo! Sports)
The Minnesota native was scheduled to formally appeal his July suspension for banned substances, but had the hearing postponed due to an apparent bureaucratic mix-up on the part of the California State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Nov 1, 2007 12:10PM by Muay-Thai - 1 comment
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