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UFC - Pride deal finalized!
Reliable sources have told sherdog.com that the deal is now finalized! source "On March 27, Station Casinos Vice Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta and UFC President Dana White announced in a Tokyo press conference that the sale of the PRIDE Fighting Championships to Zuffa had been agreed upon, and that the deal would be consummated on May 1. Yet three weeks after the consummation date, the deal was slow to close, as Zuffa attorneys did their due diligence on PRIDE assets. In a conference call with the media on Thursday,White denied that the deal had been closed. However, two sources tell Sherdog.com that the deal has in fact been finalized, and that former PRIDE CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara has said as much too former DSE employees in the last 48-hours. Citing Issues with several PRIDE fighter contracts, on Wednesday MMAWeekly.com reported that there is a class action lawsuit on behalf of PRIDE fighters looking to get out of their contracts. White, in a conversation with the media on Thursday afternoon, denied any knowledge of the dispute." Josh Gross, Sherdog.com
Submitted May 24, 2007 3:38PM by Stickan - 0 comments
 
*New Shogun interview
Shogun Interview (Translation from a Sherdogger) There are some rumors that you are going to fight in UFC 72. There is anything certain about that? I signed with Pride and UFC. I'm waiting them set up where and when i'll fight. From now it's just rumors that i'm going to fight in UFC 72, but i hope this happen. I'm training, i'm ready to fight. Who is going to win in UFC 71, Lidell or Jackson? Liddell has improved, but i put my money on Quinton. I think he is going to use his ground n' pound. He has a good gnp and strikes when he is standing. So i think Quinton will win. Would you like to face someone of them? Absolutely. My goal for this year is the belt, Pride or UFC, wherever. And if one of them holding the belt, i wanna face them. You followed the last Fury Fc, who is the best name to win the 83kg GP? Daniel Acacio and Toquinho, definitely. Both are improving a lot and they are the most skilled. But i think everyone can win this GP. In a fight suprises can happen. Do you think it's going to be hard to adapt to UFC rules? I don't think so. I fought twice under this rules and it didn't affect me. I fought Alistair and Randleman under this rules and there were no problems. What do you think about Napão victory over Cro Cop? He is excellente and he has all the necessary to take the belt.. Everyone knew he is better on the matt, but he surprised everyone with his standing game, nobody expected that. I think he is better than Couture. Couture has no weapons to beat Napao. What about Wanderlei, he'll be back only in 2008? We're training together and he is avaiable to fight for the events. If someone comes with a good offer, i think he fight this year. A fighter like him can't stay out of the ring. What do you expect about your brother fight in EliteXC? He is in his prime. No he can fight weighting 88kg. I think he is going to make an excelent fight and bring this belt. source: tatame.com
Submitted May 24, 2007 2:02PM by Manfred - 5 comments
 
New Talks of Possible Lesnar Opponents
There are talks of a replacement for Hong Man Choi, a few names have been mentioned... LINK
Submitted May 24, 2007 12:36PM by rcg916 - 7 comments
 
Gracie Fighting Championships review and pictures
Its a review of the Gracie Fighting Championships that took place last weekend in Columbus Ohio. Lot of cool pictures to look at as well. Check it out HERE
Submitted May 24, 2007 9:29AM by elgigante - 0 comments
 
With his lessons learned, Burkman readies for the elite at 170
If Josh Burkman seems to be one of the most well-adjusted fighters in the world when it comes to dealing with the trappings of fame, it’s not because he was just born with a gift; it’s because he’s dealt with the downside of being in the public eye already, and he’s lived to tell about it. LINK
Submitted May 24, 2007 8:05AM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
 
Marrero Ready For Gouveia, 205 At UFC 71
UFC fighter Carmelo Marrero will look to get back on the winning track this weekend when he faces tough American Top Team fighter Wilson Gouveia. Both Marrero and Gouveia are still relative newcomers to the UFC with only a combined 5 UFC fights between them, but each of these men are also at important places in their fight careers. LINK
Submitted May 24, 2007 8:01AM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
 
UFC CHAMP SERRA TALKS ULTIMATE FIGHTER 6
Matt Serra's Ultimate Fighting Championship career was in jeopardy following the loss to Karo Parisyan at UFC 53. He didn't realize that loss would set in motion a series of events that would lead him to UFC gold. LINK
Submitted May 24, 2007 7:59AM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
 
MMAWEEKLY WORLD MMA RANKINGS UPDATED
HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds) #1 Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Fedor Emelianenko 2. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 3. Mirko Cro Cop 4. Josh Barnett 5. Randy Couture 6. Gabriel Gonzaga 7. Tim Sylvia 8. Andrei Arlovski 9. Fabricio Werdum 10. Aleksander Emelianenko <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (205-pound limit) #1 Light Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Chuck Liddell 2. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua 3. Dan Henderson 4. Wanderlei Silva 5. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou 6. Ricardo Arona 7. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 8. Quinton Jackson 9. Tito Ortiz 10. Kazuhiro Nakamura <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185-pound limit) #1 Middleweight Fighter in the World: Matt Lindland 2. Anderson Silva 3. Paulo Filho 4. Rich Franklin 5. Dan Henderson 6. Denis Kang 7. Nathan Marquardt 8. Robbie Lawler 9. Kazuo Misaki 10. Frank Trigg <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION (170-pound limit) #1 Welterweight Fighter in the World: Matt Serra 2. Georges St. Pierre 3. Matt Hughes 4. Josh Koscheck 5. BJ Penn 6. Diego Sanchez 7. Karo Parisyan 8. Jon Fitch 9. Jake Shields 10. Akira Kikuchi <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (160 pounds and lower) #1 Lightweight Fighter in the World: Takanori Gomi 2. Hayato Sakurai 3. Gilbert Melendez 4. Tatsuya Kawajiri 5. Shinya Aoki 6. Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro 7. Joachim Hansen 8. Mitsuhiro Ishida 9. Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto 10. Sean Sherk
Submitted May 23, 2007 9:02PM by aznteabagger - 3 comments
 
Terry Martin - Breaking The Mold
With a resemblance to Mike Tyson both facially and in build, the type of knockout power that made the former heavyweight boxing champion a superstar, and pre-fight proclamations of painful doom for his upcoming opponents, you could just chalk Terry Martin up as a stereotypical fighter. LINK
Submitted May 23, 2007 8:59PM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
 
Interviews with The Iceman
Chuck Liddell may not be Quinton Jackson when it comes to outrageous statements in interviews (who is?), but ‘The Iceman’ remains one of the fight game’s most fascinating figures, in and out of the Octagon, and a true icon of mixed martial LINK
Submitted May 23, 2007 7:15PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
Pride Fighters Plan Class Action Against DSE
MMAWeekly.com has confirmed that multiple fighters under contract to DSE and Pride are filing a class action lawsuit against the organization for an undisclosed amount of money. LINK
Submitted May 23, 2007 7:10PM by zephead - 1 comment
 
Couture's Gym Packs 'Em In
The stars come out twice a day at Randy Couture's gym. On this day, some 20 fighters are working out in a fenced off mat area while Canadian coach Shawn Tompkins barks out instructions during the afternoon "kick-grapple drill." LINK
Submitted May 23, 2007 6:58PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings Updated
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, May 23rd. This system ranks the top ten MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the five major weight classes, as voted on by MMAWeekly. LINK
Submitted May 23, 2007 3:25PM by zephead - 9 comments
 
UFC Announces Hiring Of New Vice President
As the promotion continues to expand its reach throughout the world, The Ultimate Fighting Championship today announced the addition of Turner Broadcasting veteran Michael Pine as Vice President of Ad Sales and Sponsorships for Zuffa, LLC. LINK
Submitted May 23, 2007 3:23PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
Iceman Looking For The Final Revenge
Chuck Liddell is 37 years old. He has fought the elite of the UFC light heavyweight division and has beaten all of them LINK
Submitted May 23, 2007 3:20PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
Hong Man Choi Denied by Commission
It appears that Hong Man Choi has been declined by the commission, and Lesnar's debut is in trouble... LINK
Submitted May 23, 2007 3:19PM by rcg916 - 6 comments
 
PM Update - May 22
I reported this morning that Fight Entertainment Group (FEG), parent organization to K-1, has neglected to obtain its promotional license with the California State Athletic Commission for a proposed June 2’s K-1 “Dynamite USA!!” event in Los Angeles. LINK
Submitted May 23, 2007 3:16PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
AM Update - 23
The Fight Network is packing its bags once again and heading to Las Vegas for this weekend’s UFC 71, where Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck “the Iceman” Liddell gets the opportunity to avenge the last of his trio of career defeats against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. LINK
Submitted May 23, 2007 3:15PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
New Tyson Griffin Interview
We here at Bloodyknux.Com always strive to bring our readers interviews with the stars and up and comers of the MMA world. Recently our own Tyler Horton was fortunate enough to catch up with Rising UFC Lightweight star Tyson Griffin. Read on as Tyson talks about shaking off his recent defeat to Frank Edgar, preparing to fight overseas for the first time and much more..... read more HERE
Submitted May 23, 2007 1:53PM by elgigante - 0 comments
 
Team Liddell: Blown Away
Muhammad Ali used to boast before fights that he was in the best shape of his life. Evander Holyfield did the same, and most recently Oscar De La Hoya has become synonymous with the "best shape of my life" cliché. It's rare when that sort of phrase is muttered in mixed martial arts. There are too many aspects of the game to work on, and the risk of injury while training for a fight is far greater than boxers face with the old Sweet Science. LINK
Submitted May 23, 2007 12:17PM by aznteabagger - 4 comments
 
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