MMA as a Business
Kid Nate has a post over at Bloody Elbow about how MMA is progressing as a business. In it, he quotes from two different sources, but agrees with Lotfi Sariahmed of 411 Mania, who says:
Dana answers our questions.
You have questions for Dana White, he has answers. The outspoken president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship is rarely shy with his opinions, as he demonstrates here in the latest Yahoo! Sports reader Q & A.
Brock Lesnar vs __________ ?
A former NCAA heavyweight wrestling national champion and pro wrestling superstar, Brock Lesnar made his mixed martial arts debut in impressive fashion on June 2nd against Min Soo Kim. That fight was fulfillment of a one-fight deal with K-1.
Now, the 30-year-old Lesnar wants to compete in the UFC.
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Rampage/Hendo Media Days
The two champs prepare for their unification fight at UFC 75 on Sept. 8
Some interesting and controversial statements by Rampage's boxing coach. I agree with the writer though. Rampage may have a slight edge. Enjoy
Josh Koscheck – Just Win, Baby
Josh Koscheck had this one in the bag. With under a minute to go, he was on the verge of handing heated rival Diego Sanchez his first professional loss at UFC 69 in April and moving ever closer to a shot at the welterweight title.
Henderson Has Some Fight Left In Him
His body is willing, his mind is strong, and the money -- well, the money is not too bad, either. When Dan Henderson, one of the premier mixed martial arts athletes in the world, takes on Quinton "Rampage" Jackson on Sept. 8 in London for the Ultimate Fighting Championship 205-pound title, he will be pushing for another first.
Vera's ‘Apology’ Named Sylvia
Brandon Vera wants to apologize to his fans, friends, and family, and he says he’ll make it in the Octagon on October 20. That’s when the 29-year-old San Diego native will face former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia at UFC 77 “Hostile Territory” at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, the first of six fights Vera has penned with the bursting organization.
Michael Bisping at middleweight?
Season three winner of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) and undefeated UFC light heavyweight contender, Michael Bisping, could possibly move down to the middleweight division sometime in the future, according to the Orange County Regester.
Clay Guida ready for "Maximus"
Clay Guida gives his thoughts on his upcoming fight with PRIDE superstar Marcus Aurelio. Clay predicts another exciting fight and I believe him. This fight should be on the main card and I hope it earns fight of the night.
Sylvia VS. Vera Confirmed For UFC 77
The Ultimate Fighting Championship today confirmed a fight between former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia and undefeated Brandon Vera. The bout will take place at UFC 77 on Oct. 20 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Kos interview with UFCMania.com
Josh Koscheck is one of the most polarizing fighters on the UFC roster.
The former contestant on season one of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) has transitioned from being an insanely decorated collegiate wrestler at Edinboro University to a mixed martial arts star in less than three years.
Along the way he’s made a few friends and enemies — inside and outside the Octagon.
Love him or hate him, Koscheck is now knocking on the door for a shot at the welterweight crown in the very near future.
Standing in his way, however, is the former 170-pound champion, Georges St. Pierre, this Saturday, August 25, at UFC 74: “Respect.”
IMHO I think Kos is far to arrogant. Sorry Kos fans but he beat diego with a staph infection not Fedor.
Mailbag: GSP, Foreman, and More (Yahoo Article)
I don't hate Georges St. Pierre. I don't hate Georges St. Pierre. I don't hate Georges St. Pierre.
Many of you think I have it in for the former UFC welterweight champion, who returns to the octagon on Saturday at UFC 74 against Josh Koscheck, after reading my column about him last week.
Opportunity Knocking For GG
The stars have clearly aligned for Gabriel Gonzaga.
He defeated one of the greatest heavyweight fighters of all time in the most spectacular fashion possible in April, he has a heavyweight title fight against one of mixed martial arts’ most celebrated fighters, and he is about one month away from the day his wife gives birth to his first son.