Team Rampage on Liddell vs Silva
As December 29th’s long-awaited showdown between Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva, fans and pundits alike are looking at the matchup and breaking it down in every way possible, trying to find the single nugget of information that will illuminate everything and produce a clear favorite.
Well, it’s not there, and that’s what makes this not only a meeting between perhaps the two best 205-pound fighters in mixed martial arts history, but an intriguing bout between two fighters whose current standing in the game may not be the same as it was a few years back, but who still have the power and mystique to provoke heated debates.
Even a man who has been in the Octagon or ring with Liddell and Silva a combined four times – UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson – is stumped when it comes to picking a winner.
VITOR WANTS BACK IN UFC; CHALLENGES ORTIZ
Since last fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship almost three years ago, Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort has spent time in multiple promotions including Pride, Cage Rage and StrikeForce, but it looks like the Brazilian is hoping for a return to the UFC at some point in the near future.
ProElite’s Shopping Spree Continues with ICON Sport
ProElite, Inc.‘s growing empire of MMA promotions now includes one of the sport’s most historic and successful organizations: the Hawaiian-based ICON Sport.
EliteXC Live Events President Gary Shaw made the announcement on Saturday, confirming the long-rumored deal has been finalized. EliteXC is the fight division of the Los Angeles-based ProElite.
Maia Eyes March Return to UFC
Former world Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion and current Abu Dhabi champion Demian Maia started off on the right foot in the UFC when he submitted Ryan Jensen with a rear-naked choke.
The Brazilian loved the experience.
Miller, Trigg Set Stage for Rematch
DALLAS, Dec. 15, 2007 -- Maybe it was the upgraded fight card, or it could have been the free "Halloween" DVD giveaway that brought in 6,754 people to the American Airlines Center for the second HDNet Fights event.
Either way, there was a special energy as the show came out swinging with a card that did not disappoint.
Andrei Arlovski To Leave The UFC?
Andrei Arlovski appeared at the HDNet Fights show in Dallas, Tx last night. And made a brief statement at the post fight press conference regarding his status.
“I will fight very soon,” Arlovski stated about his fight career.
According to MMAWeekly.com, sources close to Arlovski have stated that they are waiting out his UFC contract which according to them expires in April and at that time will move to another organization.
Mayhem on HDNet Fights
All you HD snobs out there in MMA land will get to see the evolution of Mark Cuban's latest gamble come Saturday on HDNet as well as the ever-growing monkey problem in MMA, mass proliferation of neck-beards and a good old fashioned thug-jitsu seminar.
Larenas Beats Bosse at TKO
The bitter cold couldn't keep the throng of MMA fans from downtown Montreal as the Bell Centre provided a warm welcome back for TKO Championship Fighting 31 and its circa 1999 UFC 19 title, "Young Guns."
The card was decorated from top to bottom with heavyweight fighters, but it was "The Boss" Steve Bosse who brought the crowd to its collective feet with the first step he took toward the cage.
UFC 82: Evan Tanner to fight in Columbus, Ohio
MMAmania.com (www.mmamania.com) recently learned that former middleweight champion Evan Tanner (32-6) will return to the Octagon at UFC 82 in Columbus, Ohio, at the Nationwide Arena on March 2.
No opponent has been named.
Tanner — who will be 37 years old on fight night — has not competed since a submission win (triangle choke) over Justin Levens at UFC 59: “Reality Check” in April 2006. He recently signed a four-fight contract extension to return to action and provide some much-needed depth and experience to a relatively talent-shallow 185-pound division.
Welcome back to MMA Talk. It is time for my second installment of rankings. This time I will go with what I consider the toughest division to rank: Light Heavyweight Division. There is a clear cut number 1 but everyone after that is a jumbled mess.
Josh Koscheck Interview
Josh talks about his upcoming fight with Dustin Hazelett, his thoughts on having an interim champ, the famous sparring session with a heckler, and the possibility of fighting John Fitch.