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Josh Barnett Speaks on the MMA ban in Vancouver
Nice to see Josh Barnett take a interest in MMA ban's in Canada
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:05PM by kastro_316 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
MMA IS Sacred: There Is a Reason For The Scrutiny of Georges St Pierre
I want to come clean about greasegate. I'm making this a bit of a crusade and here's why: I love MMA. Its the only sport I care about at all and in these dark economic times it actually gives my life a little bit of meaning and pleasure. I've been meaning to write a series of essays called "MMA IS Sacred" for a little while now and I guess this incident will finally get me off my ass. This is quite a long read, but well worth taking a look at imo.
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:00PM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Exclusive Interview: Cain Velasquez
Cain Velasquez is a former All-American wrestler and undefeated MMA fighter who has yet to see what the second round looks like in his pro career. This Saturday at UFC Fight Night 17 he faces Octagon newbie Denis Stojnic, and all indications are that Velasquez’s undefeated streak will still be intact on Sunday morning. In this exclusive interview, Velasquez talks with us about the choice of opponents, his transition from wrestling to MMA, and his thoughts on AKA’s recent dust-up with the UFC over the video game licensing deal. CagePotato.com: You’re facing a guy who’s making his UFC debut in Denis Stojnic. What do you know about him and how have you been preparing for him? The only thing I know about him is from watching YouTube videos of him. He’s an aggressive fighter, he throws some wild punches, and he’s an extremely tough dude. I’m working on turning the corner, not really standing there and banging with him, but looking for shots from there for the takedown. You’re 4-0 and beat a fairly established UFC fighter in Jake O’Brien your last time out. Why do you think the UFC decided to put you up against a guy stepping into the Octagon for the first time? I’m not really sure, but they did. I’m glad they did because that’s just more ring time for me. When I get up to the big guys, the big names, I’ll be more ready.
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 12:24PM by SmileR - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
UFC Quick Quote: Thiago Alves is going to knock Georges St. Pierre out
“It’ll be a great fight. I’m very excited, I can’t wait … It’s going to be great. I saw what he did with BJ Penn and I’ll have to beat him a lot, do my game. I expected and didn’t expect [St. Pierre to dominate Penn] understood? (laughs). I knew he would win, but not this way. He’s much bigger than the BJ, a better athlete, and the sport today, in that level, you have to be the best athlete. I’ll go there to knock him out.” – Number one welterweight contender Thiago Alves shares his hopes with Tatame.com regarding the outcome of his pending title fight with 170-pound champion Georges St. Pierre. “Rush” recently restored order to a division on the brink of chaos by pummeling BJ Penn at UFC 94 on January 31. Now St. Pierre can focus on business in the welterweight division - most notably Thiago Alves. “Pitbull” has been on a two-year tear, with five of his last seven wins ending by way of (T)KO, including stoppages over ranked opponents Matt Hughes and Karo Parisyan. This one’s going to be fireworks indeed.
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 12:19PM by SmileR - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana: GSP Victim Of A Stupid Cornerman At UFC 94
In the latest chapter today of "Vaseline-Gate", Dana White today appeared on a Boston-area radio station to further discuss the incident. White said he thought GSP didn't cheat, was the victim of a bad cornerman, and also said he wants to make BJ Penn-Kenny Florian ASAP, and in Massachusetts if laws permit.
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 10:38AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Justin McCully injured; Mike Ciesnolevicz in at UFC 95
Due to a cut suffered in training, Justin McCully has pulled out of his fight, leaving UK slugger Neil Grove opponent-less, until Mike C stepped in.
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 4:34AM by BrutalKnockOut - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ian Freeman Faces Jail Over Tax Evasion
Cage fighter Ian "The Machine" Freeman faced jail last night after failing to pay tax for nearly 12 years. The 41-year-old won the Cage Rage British Light-Heavyweight Championship last year, has a website where fans can buy his merchandise and has written a book. Freeman also ran a company promoting cage fights, where rivals are allowed to punch, kick, elbow and wrestle. But he told the taxman he and his wife lived off her £11,000-a-year wage as a pharmacy assistant.
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:34AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Rashad Not Worried About Machida
"I'm not scared," Evans chuckled when asked if he was afraid of the No. 1 contender for his title. "Machida is tough. I gotta lot of respect for him but I'm gonna win." But what about the fact that "The Dragon" just took out previously unbeaten Thiago Silva inside of a minute? "His strategy going into that fight was all wrong," said Evans. "He probably just didn't have the tools to match Machida. Machida is clever man, that dude is tough."
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:32AM by MMAcca - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fedor Wanted Dana To Build Him An Arena!
You’ll remember a few weeks back, Five Ounces of Pain had an interview with Fedor manager Vadim Finkelstein where Vadim claimed there were no crazy demands for Russian events or Russian fighters bundled into a Fedor contract. Now here’s Dana directly contradicting him: “When I first met with these guys, I was with them in the U.K.,” said White. “They said to me, ‘Here’s what we want to do. My brother is the biggest rock concert promoter over there so here’s what we want. We want you to build an arena in Russia.’ I said, ‘Time out. I’m not looking to build arenas.’”
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:23AM by MMAcca - 40 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Bobby Green, Carl Seumanutafa join Team USA West for M-1 challenge
"Affliction: Day of Reckoning" late replacement Bobby Green (7-2) and EliteXC veteran Carl Seumanutafa (4-1) will fight for the debuting Team USA West in the 2009 season of the "M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction." M-1 Global today released the lineups for the new team, managed by M-1's Steve Bash and California-based promoter Roy Engelbrecht. The 2009 M-1 Challenge season opener is set for Feb. 21 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Seattle.
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:14AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
"TUF" outcast Gabe Ruediger looks for fresh start at Gladiator Challenge
Gabe Ruediger sat in his dressing room inside the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, several minutes away from his first fight in eight months, and his mind raced. "I'm saying to myself, 'Why am I even here?'" Ruediger said. "I'm asking my corner man, 'Do you think I can win?' He said, 'I can't tell you that. Only you can decide.'" In the previous 16 months, Ruediger had become one of the most controversial fighters throughout mixed martial arts, from his infamous appearance on the fifth season of "The Ultimate Fighter" to a battle with the California State Athletic Commission to surgery that fused vertebrae in his neck. He prepared for the August 2008 matchup with Justin Wilcox in Fighting 4 Kidz hoping for a new beginning, but the decision loss could've threatened his career.
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:12AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
Alistair Overeem vs. The World
Always one to consider his options, the 6' 5? powerhouse is currently in talks with every major fighting organization in the business. “My management is talking with the UFC, K-1, Dream, Strikeforce and Affliction but there is no deal as of yet,” said Overeem. “I’m in no rush because I still have 2 fights on my Dream contract.”
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:10AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nate Diaz feels like he whooped Clay Guida’s ass
“I know I lost the decision in the minds of the judges but I really felt I was whooping his ass the whole fight and he was just holding me. Before the fight people were asking me about his pace and if I would be able to keep up with it. I felt he couldn’t keep up with my pace and that’s why he was trying to slow things down by holding on and not trying anything. I even gave him my back so he would try to do something besides hugging me. A couple of times I looked at the ref to ask him if he wanted us to fight or what? Sorry I didn’t listen to my corner and stand with him more but I never thought he would be so happy to just stall like that.”
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:04AM by MMAcca - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White Talks P4P & Superfights
"I still wouldn't call (St. Pierre) pound-for pound the best in the world. But I would say, yea, he's No. 2. No doubt about it," said the high profile president of the UFC. "Anderson Silva has been annihilating everybody for a long time. Georges has some work to do now. "If Georges takes out Thiago Alves, he's on his way," added White. "The pound-for-pound to me, I would say Georges St. Pierre would be neck-and-neck with Anderson had he not lost to Matt Serra."
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:03AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
WEC Officially Axes Welterweight Division, Announces Flyweights
World Extreme Cagefighting on Tuesday announced that it would add a flyweight division to the WEC championship divisions, confirming original reports by MMAWeeklky.com. The organization will no longer actively promote the welterweight division, instead continuing its focus on the lighter weight classes including lightweight (155 pounds), featherweight (145 pounds), bantamweight (135 pounds), and flyweight (125 pounds).
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:02AM by MMAcca - 11 comments
Filed under: WEC
WEC 38 Fighter Salaries
MAIN EVENT FIGHTERS – Jamie Varner $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Donald Cerrone $9,000 MAIN CARD FIGHTERS – Urijah Faber $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Jens Pulver $35,000 – Danillo Vilefort $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus) def. Mike Campbell $3,000 – Jose Aldo $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Rolando Perez $3,000 PRELIMINARY CARD FIGHTERS – Benson Henderson $5,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Njokuni $2,000 – Edgar Garcia $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Hiromitsu Miura $6,000 – Dominick Cruz $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus) def. Ian McCall $3,000 – Scott Jorgensen $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus) def. Frank Gomez $2,000 – Jesse Lennox $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) def. Blas Avena $7,000 – Charlie Valencia $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus) def. Seth Dikun $2,000 WEC 38 DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $217,000
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 12:59AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
Satoshi Ishii to Affliction?
Satoshi Ishii has been reported to of put UFC negociations on hold right now, and is even looking at Affliction as a new home for him.
Submitted Feb 3, 2009 10:19PM by loller90278 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, Affliction, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Hughes weighs in on St. Pierre
"...for my last two fights against Georges, he felt greasy." hmm...
Submitted Feb 3, 2009 7:48PM by mictlantechutli - 36 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White's UFC 94 Video Blog - 1/31/09
last Dana's blog. Interesting to see how out of proportion the vaseline thing goes, we can see Liddell talking to Dana and then Dana spoke to Rashad and the Crow and was telling that " the cornerman was putting vaseline ALL OVER the back of GSP " what a joke, i guess Liddell lost a **** load of cash on BJ !! I am sure Dana took a close look at this by now and realized how ridiculous the ALL OVER THE BACK sound.
Submitted Feb 3, 2009 7:32PM by tuvok500 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
No Apologies From Georges St. Pierre
Less than two days removed from his successful welterweight title defense, Georges St. Pierre is already in the throes of another battle. Only, this one revolves around Vaseline. B.J. Penn's corner alleges St. Pierre's trainers greased his back in between rounds, and SI.com learned earlier today that Penn's camp plans to file a formal complaint with Nevada State Athletic Commission. St. Pierre sat down with SI.com to tell his side of the controversy, discuss his scientific gameplan and his thoughts on B.J. Penn.
Submitted Feb 3, 2009 5:55PM by crushedbacon - 15 comments
Filed under: Interviews
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