Nick Diaz Turns Down Fight With Shinya Aoki At Yarennoka! NYE Event
Nick Diaz was offered a fight with Shinya Aoki at the Yarennoka! NYE event after JZ Calvancanti had to drop due to injuries, but was forced to decline the invitation because he it was deemed that one week was not enough time to prepare.
MMAFightline.com has since learned that Shinya Aoki will instead face South Korean fighter Bukyung Jung at the highly anticipated event.
Female boxer breaking new ground in MMA
Elena “Baby Doll” Reid, the current flyweight champion of the world in boxing, makes her debut in the world of mixed martial arts against Tammie Schneider.
“I’m a fighter,” explains Reid. “Whether it’s boxing, or MMA, I like to fight.”
Reid becomes the first boxing world champion to participate in an MMA bout, beating Riddick Bowe and Floyd Mayweather to the punch when she meets Schneider at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas on Friday.
Semmy Schilt to possibly join the UFC, wants fight with Tim Sylvia
Semmy Schilt could be on his way back to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The Dutch giant recently clocked up another K-1 title and has hinted he is looking to a return to MMA.
In an interview with FightHype.com, Schilt was asked what the chances were of a fight between him and Tim Sylvia. Schilt replied:
“My manager and K-1 are trying to work out a deal with the UFC to make this fight (against Sylvia) happen. I am ready to get back into the Octagon.”
Machida talks strategy for Soko
GRACIEMAG.com : What will be your strategy to face the explosive and strong Sokoudjou?
Lyoto : I am a strategist. I will compensate his strength with my technique. I am prepared for everything, if he wants to take it to the ground, I am prepared. It will be 3 rounds, the first 2 minutes will be the hardest, so I will have to hold back a little, because he cannot keep the explosion for the whole 3 rounds.
Feuds, Beards & Cameroon Rule UFC 79
With another glorious year of MMA coming to a close, the UFC's last offering of 2007 stands poised to deliver some long overdue resolutions, plenty of quality beards and the UFC debut of MMA's answer to the Predator.
It's easy to overlook, but there is more than one page.
Liddell Aiming for Knockout at UFC 79
Greg Savage caught up with former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell (Pictures) to discuss his long-awaited clash with Wanderlei Silva (Pictures) this weekend at UFC 79.
In this exclusive free preview of Sherdog Insider, "The Iceman" talks about the fight he has waited years for and how he feels it will unfold.
Silva chomping for prime Chuck
LAS VEGAS – It wasn't uncommon when Woody Hayes was the football coach at Ohio State for the players to arrive at the practice facility in the morning to find Hayes asleep on a couch with game film flapping on the projector.
Hayes had stayed up all night breaking down film.
John Hackleman, Chuck Liddell's mixed martial arts coach, has no such need to stay up all night breaking down film of Wanderlei Silva, Liddell's opponent at UFC 79 on Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Dana White: UFC Coming to Canada in April
The UFC will, in fact, host its first show in Canada in April.
UFC President Dana White made the announcement during Thursday’s UFC 79 press conference in Las Vegas, and the news was relayed in a Sportsnet.ca report that was posted today.
Drew McFedries' Mother Found Dead, Likely Homicide
The mother of UFC fighter Andrew (Drew) McFedries was found dead Saturday night in an alley in Davenport, Iowa. Agnes McFedries-Kennedy, 51, had a lengthy criminal history, which included theft, prostitution, harassing a public official and driving while barred. Family members have declined to comment.
MMA Talk-Looking Back, Year in Review
I hope everyone had a Happy Holidays and has a great new year. With 2007 coming rapidly to an end, I think it is time to look back at the year that was. It was great year for MMA that saw unprecedented growth in popularity, rise of new superstars, return of a legend, great fights, and shocking upsets.
1 On 1 with UFC Star Mark Bocek
Read on as Amedeo Vidaic catches up with Canadian BJJ and UFC Star Mark Bocek. Mark talks about his thoughts on the Upcoming UFC 79 card, his preparations for his bout against Doug Evans and much more...
The Iceman Will Stick to His Plan
LAS VEGAS — The late nights in the country’s trendiest hot spots were never an issue when he pummeled Tito Ortiz.
The paunch around the midsection was ignored when he iced Renato Sobral.
The string of celebrity girlfriends was passed off as Chuck being Chuck when he knocked out Randy Couture.
UFC 82: Evan Tanner vs. Yushin Okami
Former middleweight champion Evan Tanner will return to action against top 185-pound contender Yushin Okami at UFC 82: “Pride of a Champion” on March 1, 2008, at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
I gotta think this match has title shot implications.
Hughes blasts Big TIm
From Hughes upcoming book. He makes Tim seem like the red-headed step-child of MFS
TS: “Is there anything I can do to be friends with you?”
MH: “Well, right now I have enough friends and I don’t need any more friends,” I said. “Is that it? Are we done here?”
He let out a deep breath. “Yeah, I guess.”
“Good.” I got up and left.
UFC No Longer Issuing Signing Bonuses
In an effort that he hopes will help avoid complications during contract negotiations, UFC President Dana White says he’s eliminated signing bonuses for fighters.
The UFC’s CEO made the comments in a recent interview with the L.A. Times, citing the organization’s ongoing problems with estranged UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture as a reason for the policy change. (The piece, which attempts to prove a rift between the UFC and fighters over pay issues, is available at latimes.com.)