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Josh Neer – The Quiet Headliner gets His Chance to Shine
This past April at Colorado’s Broomfield Event Center, Josh Neer stepped into the Octagon with all odds stacked against him. With an extended absence from the UFC, untested mettle in a new weight class, and a formidable veteran opponent, a potential win would not come easy. To add to the burden, this wasn’t an ordinary fight— its outcome would determine his standing in the organization.
Submitted Sep 14, 2008 2:18AM by Wolfenstein - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Marcus Aurelio interview
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt from American Top Team, Marcus Aurélio will do his fourth fight in UFC’s octagon needing a victory. The Brazilian fighter will face his former pupil Hermes França at UFC 90, which happens in October 25th at United States, and guarantees that knows the way to defeat his opponent. Directly from Florida, Marcus Aurelio spoke to TATAME.com, when he talk about his training, the expectation for the fight and his problems with Hermes França.
Submitted Sep 13, 2008 10:35PM by Wolfenstein - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Breaking down the UFC heavyweight tourney
Two mixed martial arts legends and two fighters whose paths intertwined for a very important 90 seconds, will be competing over the next several months in what comprises the biggest heavyweight MMA tournament ever in North America. At stake is the UFC heavyweight championship, which has been a matter of confusion over the past year.
Submitted Sep 13, 2008 5:14PM by Porch28 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kimbo Slice" prepared to utilize ground skills against Ken Shamrock
With "EliteXC: Heat" just three weeks away, one of the evening's main-event competitors may be taking a less-than-expected approach to the bout.
Submitted Sep 13, 2008 5:05PM by Porch28 - 19 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
Affliction and Goldenboy
Affliction Entertainment Vice President Tom Atencio on Saturday confirmed that his company has entered into an agreement with Golden Boy Promotions, the boxing promotion led by Oscar De La Hoya. The two will co-promote a hybrid evening of boxing and mixed martial arts to be held at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. on Jan. 17.
Submitted Sep 13, 2008 3:43PM by mictlantechutli - 16 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
NSAC Rejects Anthony Johnson’s Appeal
Anthony Johnson’s appeal to the Nevada State Athletic Commission of a controversial July 19th TKO loss to Kevin Burns due to an eye poke at UFC Fight Night 14 has been denied. TOTAL CRAP!!!!!!!
Submitted Sep 13, 2008 1:37PM by Porch28 - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
Frank Mir on Couture return, title fights and "shark" Nogueira
With filming of the eighth season of "The Ultimate Fighter" complete, former UFC-heavyweight champion Frank Mir is now free to focus on his December UFC interim heavyweight title clash with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Submitted Sep 13, 2008 1:29PM by Porch28 - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
DREAM Not Paying Fighters, Other Japanese News
According to a report at Sports Seoul, there is growing criticism about FEG delaying or not giving fighters money that they owed. "Fighter A" claimed in the article that he didn’t receive money for his last two fights, and "Fighter B" who is preparing for an upcoming fight also is claiming they didn’t get some fight money. "Fighter C" claims that he had to wait three months to get his fight salary. The article quotes a source as saying, "There’s many fighters who don’t get paid. Especially DREAM fighters, foreigners mostly." The article claims that the reason in the alleged delaying of payments is due to DREAM’s financial situation and the situation regarding Kazuyoshi Ishii. Is this starting to sound like Pride?
Submitted Sep 13, 2008 2:51AM by Wolfenstein - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Remembering Evan Tanner’s 5 biggest moments
A look back at the five biggest career moments for former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner, who was found dead Monday at the age of 37. Also check this out
Submitted Sep 12, 2008 8:03PM by Porch28 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Cuts War Machine
Evidently at least one UFC fighter didn't learn from recent incidents about fighters getting in trouble for what they said-the latest case is War Machine. The former Jon Koppenhaver reportedly was cut this week by UFC due to controversial (and rather incendiary) postings about fighter pay and one clearly aimed at Evan Tanner.
Submitted Sep 12, 2008 1:42PM by DCRage - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
Georges St.Pierre Back in Brazil to Train
UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St.Pierre is back in Brazil sharpening up his Jiu-Jitsu skills for his next fight.
Submitted Sep 12, 2008 12:30PM by kastro_316 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Machida "Would Like To Wait For Thiago Silva Fight"
Ed Soares-the manager who represents top light heavyweight contender Ryoto (Lyoto) Machida-says that he and his fighter would prefer to wait until Thiago Silva heals from a back injury and fight him rather than someone else. Soares says they "don't see the advantage of fighting a newcomer" and wants to wait for Silva to see "who can get to 14-0 first".
Submitted Sep 12, 2008 10:45AM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Henderson's Next Fight In The Courtroom?
Dan Henderson this week filed a lawsuit against MMA Authentics, a California-based clothing company, claiming breach of contract. The lawsuit stems mainly from royalty payments Henderson claims the company owes him from a contract signed in '07 but has not yet paid.
Submitted Sep 12, 2008 10:14AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ken Shamrock: I Will Shut Everybody Up On 10/4
Apparently Ken Shamrock views the upcoming EliteXC 10/4 fight against Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson as a bit of an insult. He made that feeling known during a teleconference yesterday and said "I will shut everybody up and make amends for those [defeats] by putting Kimbo’s lights out."
Submitted Sep 12, 2008 6:43AM by DCRage - 26 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
With Title Shot Out Of Reach, Lyoto Machida Is Still Hoping To Fight Thiago Silva
Earlier this week, we mentioned that in light of Thiago Silva's recent back injury, the UFC offered light heavyweight contender, Lyoto Machida, a new fight against an Octagon newcomer. MMARated.com spoke to Machida's manager, Ed Soares, today and found out that his camp turned down that proposed fight.
Submitted Sep 12, 2008 5:42AM by Wolfenstein - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ninja Talks Upcoming Fights & Shogun Return!
Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua Update: ‘Coming to CBS’ EliteXC Middleweight Contender Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua talked with PDG about his victory over Tony Bonello, his upcoming fight against Benji Radach on the EXC-CBS Saturday Night Fights on October 4th and his brother ‘Shogun’ Rua.

PDG: Your brother Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is rumored to return later this year against Quintin ‘Rampage’ Jackson and other fighters. How is his knee and how often are the two of you training together? NINJA: A lot of rumors about ‘Shogun’ are running around on the internet. I read about ‘Rampage’ and Mark Coleman a few weeks ago and now most recently about Lyoto Machida. They are all just rumors; right now he is in the USA, training in San Diego. He was in Canada for a month conducting special training on the knee with a specialist and we kept contact by phone and radio. ‘Shogun’ is coming home next week and then I think that we will have the official news about his next fight. Right now the most important thing is to have him 100%, focus on the hard training and I’m sure that we will see him fighting again at the end of this year, for sure.
Submitted Sep 12, 2008 5:37AM by nwowolfpack - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, EliteXC, General MMA, Interviews
The big fight that may appeal to a lot of fans is a potential match up with England's Michael “The Count” Bisping, who is headlining UFC 89 against an opponent that MacDonald has already defeated, Chris Leben. “I'd be interested to see the Bisping-Leben fight. Of course I already fought Leben. I'd love the opportunity to step up and take on Michael Bisping. He's getting a lot of hype in the middleweight division these days. Anyone that fights with the guys in the top half of this division that can continue to move my career forward.”
Submitted Sep 12, 2008 5:04AM by Wolfenstein - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
Travis Lutter without a home
"I would like to be fighting," Lutter told MMARated.com today. "To be honest, I'm a little frustrated that I haven't found a home." When we spoke to Lutter immediately following his release close to five months ago, he mentioned that he had preliminary talks with the now-defunct IFL and Affliction. Apparently, nothing came of those talks. "I might have to take a fight on a smaller show just to get my name out there and build up my career again because it's a little frustrating that my career has stalled," Lutter said.
Submitted Sep 12, 2008 4:59AM by Wolfenstein - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Randy Couture pushing for Emelianenko second, UFC policy changes first
A year's worth of legal battles began their conclusion with one obscene joke by "Captain America." As UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture today told the crew of TAGG Radio, the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com, his year-long conflict with UFC executives needed a creative solution. Couture discussed that story, as well as explaining the changes he's worked hard to make within the UFC. "In kind of coming up with some strategies with my attorneys to open some dialogue with the UFC, I sent (UFC President) Dana (White) a nice text," Couture explained. "I told him I was on [an MMA forum], and there were some guys that were bagging on him -- no surprise there. They were saying that he likes to eat [expletive] sandwiches. "I told [Dana] that I stuck up for him, and that there was no way that could be true because he doesn't even like bread. "It's true. I sent him that text, and he texted me right back -- laughing his ass off -- saying, 'I'd love to talk to you. We can enjoy some [expletive] sandwiches together.' That started the whole thing."
Submitted Sep 11, 2008 7:40PM by SmileR - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kongo leaves Ibarra for UK’s Wolfslair
“Quinton had a split from his coach and he knew what a good job we did with [Michael] Bisping so it was a natural move for him. His old management weren’t on great terms with the UFC, but we are very UFC-friendly here and have a lot of time for (UFC president) Dana White so we stepped in. It was the same with Cheick. He was having some problems negotiating his new contract with the UFC and was looking for somewhere to train so it was an easy decision for him to join his mates…. He has been training with Quinton for his last couple of fights, and we know that has not been a happy camp. We think he will be a happier fighter here; he is only a couple of hours from his home in Paris and we will be taking all the other distractions like sponsorship out of his hands.” When it rains it pours … just ask Juanito Ibarra. Cheick Kongo has now bolted from his camp, joining one of Ibarra’s other prized fighters, former light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, overseas at the Wolfslair MMA Academy in the United Kingdom. Of course, Michael “The Count” Bisping is also a Wolfslair fighter and more than likely the person responsible for recruiting Jackson to join the gym after his differences with Ibarra emerged. No specific reason was given for the split between Kongo and Ibarra, but the “French Sensation” is now certainly closer to his native France.
Submitted Sep 11, 2008 7:34PM by SmileR - 13 comments
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