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Heath Herring offered UFC 82 fight with Cheick Kongo
Rising heavyweight contender Cheick Kongo (11-3-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) may meet veteran fighter Heath Herring (27-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at UFC 82 — an event that takes place March 1 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. A source close to Herring told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the fighter had been offered the rumored bout, plans to accept it, but hasn’t yet signed to make it official. Neither Herring nor Kongo could immediately be reached for comment.
Submitted Jan 5, 2008 5:20AM by telnights - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Report: Serra to Fight St. Pierre in Montreal
UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra (Pictures) will get a chance to validate his upset over Georges St. Pierre (Pictures) when he fights the Quebecer in Montreal this April. Serra, forced out a Dec. 29 title defense against Matt Hughes (Pictures) when he herniated a disk, confirmed the rematch to NBCsports.com and said his bad back has been "rapidly improving." The 26-year-old St. Pierre replaced Serra (9-4) on the UFC 79 card, winning the interim title via armbar submission over Hughes. Afterwards, St. Pierre said he wouldn't consider himself UFC champion again until he defeated Serra. Serra-St. Pierre tops the first UFC in Canada, which is expected to take place April 19 at the Bell Centre.
Submitted Jan 4, 2008 10:01PM by babalu2720 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Xtreme Couture Signs on for IFL’s 2008 Season
has learned that Randy Couture’s Xtreme Couture gym in Las Vegas will be one of the four teams featured on the IFL’s 2008 season opening card on February 29 at the Orleans Arena in Vegas. In addition to Xtreme Couture, fighters representing Matt Lindland’s Team Quest and Ken Shamrock’s Lion’s Den will be featured as well. A fourth and final team that will be appearing on the card has yet to be finalized. Now, obviously you’re not going to see Forrest Griffin and Wanderlei Silva doing battle in the IFL ring, but it’ll be interesting to see the young, hungry kids that Randy sends in to represent his Las Vegas collective
Submitted Jan 4, 2008 5:17PM by juanez13 - 15 comments
Filed under: IFL, Fight Camp / Team
EliteXC Announces Jan. 25 “ShoXC” Fight Card; Yves Edwards in Co-Main Event
EliteXC has scheduled co-main events of UFC veteran Yves Edwards (31-13-3) vs. knockout artist Kyle Bradley (13-4), as well as English Cage Rage vet Paul Daley (16-6-2) vs. an opponent to be named later.
Submitted Jan 4, 2008 4:50PM by jay98107 - 3 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
Xtreme Couture Expanding Northward
Xtreme Couture has announced that it will open a facility in Toronto in February or March. It's the first of at least 4 planned facilities in Ontario.
Submitted Jan 4, 2008 2:09PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
HDNet February 15 Card Off For Now
HDNet Fights has announced that their February 15 event has been cancelled. The event is expected to be rescheduled for later in the year.
Submitted Jan 4, 2008 2:06PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: HDNet
More Choice Words From Tim Sylvia
Only a couple days after it was revealed that Tim Sylvia had some choice words to decribe Fedor Emelianenko, he's at it again-this time calling Brock Lesnar a "baby", among other things.
Submitted Jan 4, 2008 2:02PM by DCRage - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, PrideFC, M-1 Global
kimbo vs tank rescheduled for Feb 16 EliteXC card
Looks like this fight is going to happen after all.
Submitted Jan 4, 2008 11:15AM by duggy - 33 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
Nate Mohr sustained a knee injury last weekend during his fight against Manny Gamburyan at Ultimate Fighting Championship 79 in Las Vegas. At first glance, it appeared that Mohr succumbed to Gamburyan’s ankle lock attempt. However, it was later revealed that a torn posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in his knee ended his evening prematurely. “I spent ample time working with Nate even days before the fight on different defenses for different leg attacks. Fact is, Nate did everything right. He just got a bum deal,” commented Jeff Curran, Mohr’s teammate and Jiu-Jitsu coach. "The worst thing about this fight, other than the knee injury itself, is that fans and other fighters are thinking that Nate has problems with defending leg locks and ankle locks,” continued Curran. “But the truth is Manny was 100% attacking his ankle when Nate’s knee popped. You can even ask Manny. It was a complete accident and I can't stress that enough.”
Submitted Jan 4, 2008 10:48AM by babalu2720 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Co-Owner Lorenzo Fertitta Speaks with Yahoo! Sports
Lorenzo Fertitta bought the UFC along with his older brother, Frank, and his long-time friend, Dana White, in 2001 because he fell in love with mixed martial arts. In 2000, White convinced the Fertittas, who were running the successful Station Casinos in Las Vegas, to fly to Louisiana to watch a UFC show. They got hooked instantly and a few months later, wound up purchasing the company. As the seventh anniversary of the Fertittas' purchase of the UFC approaches on Jan. 15, Lorenzo Fertitta sat down with Yahoo! Sports to talk about the company's success, the growth of mixed martial arts and his thoughts on White's performance as UFC president. His thoughts about the UFC 78 PPV are especially interesting.
Submitted Jan 4, 2008 9:14AM by ohiostate1016 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Silva Post-UFC 79 Blog Posting
Wanderlei Silva posted to his official blog after his loss to Chuck Liddell at UFC 79. He congratulated his team, thanked the fans, and generally was feeling positive despite the loss.
Submitted Jan 4, 2008 7:19AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fabricio Werdum Interview
Talks about training for gonzaga, his fight with arlovski, if he'd fight his former training partner crocop, and the rua brothers leaving chuteboxe.
Submitted Jan 4, 2008 2:10AM by duggy - 4 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Matt Serra: ‘I’m definitely up for’ fighting Georges St. Pierre in April
“I’m definitely up for that…. I’ve got to be realistic. I don’t know what they’re going to do. I feel like I’m friendly with everybody but business is business and who knows? I know they like Georges, it’s not that they don’t like me but I don’t know. He might be more of a better poster boy. Who knows? … just put the little Italian guy in Canada. That’s me. I like it, I like it, man. I take no offence at people in Canada yelling for me to die.”
Submitted Jan 3, 2008 11:28PM by juanez13 - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
Eight things to expect in '08 (ESPN)
Consider where MMA was a year ago. Who had the better fighters, UFC or PRIDE? Could anybody beat Chuck Liddell? Would somebody stand up and challenge Tim Sylvia? One year later, those questions have been answered. PRIDE guys struggled. Yes, Liddell could be beaten -- more than once, actually. And Sylvia, well, we all remember Randy Couture's stunning comeback to reclaim a UFC belt. So 2007 answered plenty. But 2008 presents a new wave of questions. Here are eight things to expect in '08.
Submitted Jan 3, 2008 1:37PM by Bemin - 28 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC, PrideFC
Sakara Joins American Top Team
The American Top Team website reports that UFC fighter Alessio Sakara has joined the ATT camp. Sakara next fights at UFC 80 at Light Heavyweight but may drop to Middleweight after the fight.
Submitted Jan 3, 2008 12:56PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team, UFC
MMA Weekly Fight & Fighter Of The Year Chosen
The listeners of the MMA Weekly Radio program recently voted on their Fight & Fighter Of The Year for 2007. Their choices were Nick Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi as Fight Of The Year and UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva as Fighter Of The Year.
Submitted Jan 3, 2008 10:39AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Sherdog Announces Its 2007 Fighter Of The Year
Sherdog has announced its choice for its 2007 Fighter Of the Year, and beating out serious competition to earn the honor is current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.
Submitted Jan 3, 2008 10:37AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC
Q&A With Lorenzo Fertitta
As the seventh anniversary of the Fertittas' purchase of the UFC approaches on Jan. 15, Lorenzo Fertitta sat down with Yahoo! Sports to talk about the company's success, the growth of mixed martial arts and his thoughts on Dana White's performance as UFC president.
Submitted Jan 3, 2008 9:39AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Upstart “WCO” Organization Announces Star-Studded Jan. 12 Event
The World Cagefighting Organization, an upstart MMA organization owned by former professional boxer Bruce Bellocchi, has announced its Jan. 12 fight card — one that includes notables such as Renato “Babalu” Sobral, Ricco Rodriguez, David Loiseau, Joe Riggs, Mark Kerr and other former UFC and PRIDE fighters.
Submitted Jan 3, 2008 5:52AM by telnights - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Ricco Rodriguez’s UFC 39 UFC Belt up for Auction
The UFC heavyweight championship belt awarded to Ricco Rodriguez after his UFC 39 victory over Randy Couture is up for auction. That starting price? A cool $29,999.
Submitted Jan 2, 2008 8:55PM by TNunley - 8 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, UFC
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