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TJ Grant to Debut against Chonan at UFC 97
When most fighters learn they have finally received a coveted UFC invitation, their emotions can run the gamut, from incredulousness to joy. However, when Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, native T.J. Grant learned he had an offer to fight at UFC 97 on April 18 in Montreal, he tried to go back to sleep. Grant (13-2) is currently half a world away, training his muay Thai with teammate Ryan Jimmo at the famed Kaewsamrit Gym in Thailand, and when his manager/trainer, Scott MacLean, gave him the big news, he did not really believe it.
Submitted Jan 23, 2009 5:04PM by Wolfenstein - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
A heavyweight bout for UFC 95 in London has been confirmed as Justin McCully will make his return to the Octagon to face British fighter, and UFC newcomer, Neil Grove, on the undercard of the show.
Submitted Jan 23, 2009 5:03PM by Wolfenstein - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Amir Sadollah off UFC Fight Night 17 card due to injury
Season seven winner of The Ultimate Fighter reality television show Amir Sadollah has been forced to pull out of a Feb. 7 at UFC Fight Night 17 vs. Nick Catone due to injury.
Submitted Jan 23, 2009 4:58PM by Wolfenstein - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Swick Injured, out at least 3 1/2 months
In recent weeks reports have circulated linking UFC welterweight competitor Mike Swick to potential fights vs. Anthony Johnson or Georges St. Pierre. While those fights still could happen at a later date, FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned that an aggravation of a foot injury will prevent the season one veteran of The Ultimate Fighter from accepting a bout for at least the next three and a half months.
Submitted Jan 23, 2009 4:56PM by Wolfenstein - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Primetime: BJ Penn vs. GSP - Episode 2
BJ Penn is angry about how he was portrayed in the first episode, GSP brings in some all star training partners, among other things. Give it a look!
Submitted Jan 23, 2009 2:58PM by BrutalKnockOut - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Fight Camp / Team
Andrei Arlovski's opportunity of a lifetime
Saturday will mark the culmination of eight years worth of challenges for Andrei Arlovski. Facing him at Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” is the man generally considered to be the scariest, most talented, ruthless fighter to set foot on MMA’s canvas: Fedor Emelianenko. For three months, this phrase has almost become a mantra: He’s only human. A necessary reminder, of course, for a man many believe to be unbeatable. “I thought nobody can beat me, but everybody knows that Tim Sylvia beat me twice,” counters Arlovski. “He’s a human. I guess he was prepared for all the fights very good.” Arlovski wants the world to know he prepared for the fight of his life like no other. For three months, his web series, “Arlovski 360,” has chronicled the sweat shed for Emelianenko, along with his thoughts on facing the champion. It’s a record for him, too. Whatever happens on Jan. 24, he can look at the tape and know he did his best. But to beat the unbeatable, the journey really begins and ends in his mind. “I have to be mentally prepared for this fight I think the most,” he said. “I want to be the first in MMA to beat Fedor.” Another mantra follows this wish: I will do everything possible to beat him. Arlovski says the addition of Freddie Roach made his camp more experimental, a welcome change from the usual orbit of boxing/wrestling/jiu-jitsu, that, while necessary, gets old. Roach’s inexperience in the world of MMA shook up the well-defined play between steady coaches Mike Garcia, Dino Costeas, and Sean Bormet. “I was really surprised, and at the same time excited, because Freddie asked me…'what can you do for example, can you kick here or punch there?' says Arlovski. "And all my trainers are here. Everybody asks each other, ‘what do you think about this?’ Everybody is on the same page, and it’s great. Freddie asks ‘what if you kick him low here or front kick here, can you punch here?’ I think so, let’s try it.”
Submitted Jan 23, 2009 2:14PM by SmileR - 2 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Cowboy Cerrone Riding Into WEC Title Shot
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is finally going to get his shot at the World Extreme Cagefighting lightweight title against Jamie “The Worm” Varner. Cerrone is a perfect 9-0 in his mixed martial arts career and a title shot is the next logical progression for the Colorado native. He has been on a tear through the lightweight division, beating everyone impressively. Eight of his nine victories have come by way of submission, five by triangle choke.
Submitted Jan 23, 2009 1:25AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: WEC
Confirmed: Brock Vs. Frank UFC 98 (MGM)
Brock vs. Frank set for UFC 98 May 23. Look the **** out Frank. The big guy is coming. Who do you guys got?
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 8:54PM by JimmieDD - 44 comments
Filed under: UFC
Green to replace horodecki for affliction
glad lauzon will be fighting
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 6:43PM by JuggaloWarrior878 - 7 comments
Filed under: Affliction
Nate Loughran Injured, Will Not Fight At UFN 18
Although recent reports had him listed as a possible opponent for WEC import Nissen Osterneck at UFN 18, Nate Loughran's manager says Loughran will not be ready to fight and may be out until May or June. Loughran is recovering from a broken rib and cartillage damage.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 5:19PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Hazelett Off UFC 96
There won't be any real "McLovin" at UFC 96 now-Dustin Hazelett, who was scheduled to face Ben Saunders at the event, is now off due to an injury sustained in training. Ryan Madigan, who will make his UFC debut at 96, is the replacement.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 5:17PM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Keith Jardine perhaps expected to lose at UFC 96 …
… at least that’s what he thinks, anyway, in a recent SI.com article: “I think [the UFC] is probably expecting me to lose. I think they’ve put me in other fights where they expected me to lose, but that didn’t happen. I guess I’m the guy they get to step in whenever they need somebody.” “The Dean of Mean” attempts to get his head wrapped around the thought process behind matching him up against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the main event at UFC 96 on March 1. It doesn’t make much sense on the surface, considering Jardine will not fight training partner, good friend and reigning division champion, Rashad Evans. And that’s a problem because the winner of the 205-pound bout between Jardine and Jackson would more than likely earn number one contender status. In fact, Jackson was already pegged to challenge Evans; however, the seven-week turnaround for “Sugar” between fights proved to be not enough time. Jardine has played spoiler twice before against big-name players in the division, including Forrest Griffin and Chuck Liddell. Can he pull off the hat trick at the Nationwide Arena?
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 4:25PM by SmileR - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Thiago Alves on the outs with the UFC?
Will be interesting to see how this pans out.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 4:23PM by BrutalKnockOut - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
Coleman: I'll fight CroCop at light heavy
Mark Coleman says he would be happy to fight Mirko 'CroCop' Filopvic at UFC 99 in Cologne, Germany. But he says that the fight would have to take place at light-heavyweight as he does not intend to return to the heavyweight division.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 3:42PM by babytater03 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tonight's PFC 12 Card Streams Live!
Sherdog.com will offer a free live stream of tonight's PFC "High Stakes" card, which is headlined by four championship bouts. The Sherdog Radio Network's TJ De Santis will broadcast live from ringside tonight at 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 3:36PM by Wolfenstein - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Nogueira will not be facing Kongo
Antonio ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira will not be facing Cheick Kongo at UFC 97 in Montreal, Fighters Only has learned. Sources close to the Brazilian say he is still deciding when he will next fight, but it will not be against the French heavyweight.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 2:43PM by Wolfenstein - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Medical Beat: Update on Horodecki's injury and a look at bulging disks
Chris Horodecki, the now 21-year-old "Polish Hammer" who enjoyed a meteoric rise during the IFL's brief history, ran into trouble during his medical evaluation for Saturday's "Affliction: Day of Reckoning" event, which MMAjunkie.com reported late Wednesday. He was unable to gain a license for competition in California, scrubbing him from his pay-per-view bout with Dan Lauzon.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 1:18PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: Affliction
Jay Hieron vs. Jason High expected to be promoted to Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” PPV telecast
With a planned lightweight attraction between Chris Horodecki and Dan Lauzon scrapped for Affliction and M-1’s “Day of Reckoning” event this coming Saturday, FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned that officials with the promotion are planning on promoting a welterweight bout between Jay Hieron vs. Jason High to the five-bout pay-per-view telecast. The bout had originally been scheduled to air during HDNet’s telecast of the undercard.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 1:15PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: Affliction
Leonard Garcia: God is stacking the deck against Mike Brown at WEC 39
“To get a title shot anywhere is a dream come true, but to get it in my home state is unreal. I have a lot of advantages fighting in Texas. I think God is stacking the deck against Mike. That’s my take on it anyway.”
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 1:14PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
Fedor Emelianenko Makes The New York Times
This is a big deal. The NYT is considered the paper of record by almost every journalist in the country. Here's the lede from the article:
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 1:06PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: Affliction
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