MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, August 29. This system ranks the top ten MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the six largest weight classes, as voted on by MMAWeekly.
How To Handle Lesnar's UFC Introduction
With the signing of Brock Lesnar imminent, UFC President Dana White faces an interesting dilemma. Should he fast-track an inexperienced — albeit well-known — heavyweight competitor from his days in World Wrestling Entertainment toward a marquee UFC debut?
One -on- One With Din Thomas
Din Thomas, a prized student at American Top Team based out of Port St. Lucie, Florida, has rolled off three consecutive wins in UFC matches after his fairly successful stint on The Ultimate Fighter Season 4 in 2006. Thomas has been able to parlay his recent success into a main event fight against Kenny Florian on Spike TV’s Ultimate Fight Night 11 on September 19.
NSAC Extends Joe Stevenson’s Medical Suspension
Stevenson, who scored a unanimous-decision victory in the televised contest, originally thought he suffered a broken jaw in the bout. However, after a trip to the hospital, Stevenson learned he instead had a broken nose.
“The Ultimate Fighter 2” winner, who has since emerged as a top UFC lightweight contender, was originally suspended until Sept. 25 with no contact until Sept. 16 for precautionary reasons after a post-fight examination. However, after getting a report from the hospital, the NSAC now requires Stevenson to have his broken nose cleared by a ear-nose-and-throat (ENT) doctor. Otherwise, his suspension runs until Feb. 22. If cleared, Stevenson can compete no sooner that Sept. 25, and no contact is allowed until Sept. 16.
News from Mr. Dana White
In a little less than two weeks, the UFC is preparing a new spectacle, this time on European soil, in London. The central fight will be between Rampage Jackson and Dan Henderson for the semi-heavyweight category belt.
But, for us, the much more interesting fight will be that between Croatia’s Mirko Filipovic and France’s Cheick Kong. For first fight after Mirko’s defeat in April
UFC 74 Medical Suspensions
The medical suspensions from UFC 74 have been announced by the NSAC.
Always an interesting read, especially when you can find these actual documents; This is just medical suspensions so nothing is mentioned about potential punishment against Sobral. Also no suspensions against Couture despite the broken arm.
Anderson Silva Embraces The Challenge of Fighting Rich Franklin
UFC 77 in Cincinnati, Ohio, is dubbed “Hostile Territory” for a reason: Former middleweight champion and hometown hero, Rich Franklin, will look to reclaim his 185-pound title from current titleholder, Anderson Silva.
The October 20 showdown at the U.S. Bank Arena will be almost exactly one year to the day that “The Spider” crushed “Ace” en route to championship glory at UFC 64: “Unstoppable” on October 14, 2006.
Dana White "guarantees" Brock Lesnar
UFC President Dana White tells 15Rounds.com that four-time wrestling All-American and professional wrestling star-turned mixed martial artist, Brock Lesnar, will soon join the UFC heavyweight ranks. Lesnar and White met up this past weekend at UFC 74: “Respect.”
A Word From The Asian Sensation
1. to be uncertain about; consider questionable or unlikely; hesitate to believe.
3.to be uncertain about something; be undecided in opinion or belief.
4.a feeling of uncertainty about the truth, reality, or nature of something.
PRIDE is dead … or so it seems
During the UFC 74 post-fight press conference this past weekend, UFC President Dana White more or less revealed that plans to keep PRIDE FC running are all but dashed, according to FightNetwork.com.
TUF6 Welterweights announced.