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Koscheck has no plans to sign licensing agreement
Looks like Koscheck will be leaving the UFC very soon....... During this week’s edition of ESPN.com’s MMA Live, Franklin McNeil of the NewarK Star-Ledger stated that UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck has not signed the infamous merchandising and licensing agreement that was one of the contributing factors for Jon Fitch’s brief release from the UFC last month. Koscheck is a teammate of Fitch’s at the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose and is also represented by the same management company, Zinkin Entertainment. The former NCAA wrestling standout is set to face Yoshiyuki Yoshida at “UFC Fight Night 16: UFC Fight for the Troops” on Dec. 10 in Fayatteville, North Carolina. McNeil expressed uncertainty as to whether Koscheck will continue fighting for the UFC following the bout’s conclusion.
Submitted Dec 7, 2008 9:06AM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
K-1 ‘World Grand Prix 2008 Final’ Results
Here are the official results for K-1 ‘World Grand Prix 2008 Final’: K-1 World Grand Prix Final Remy Bonjasky (82-14) defeated Badr Hari (77-8-1) by disqualification (0:53-R2) K-1 World Grand Prix Semifinals Badr Hari (77-8-1) defeated Errol Zimmerman (75-8-1) by KO (2:15-R3) Remy Bonjasky (82-14) defeated Gokhan Saki (74-10, 1NC) by TKO (0:53-R2) Reserve Fights Melvin Manhoef (38-4) defeated Paul Slowinski (87-14-1) via KO (2:26-R2) Ray Sefo (75-20-1) defeated Hong Man-Choi (17-6) via unanimous decision K-1 World Grand Prix Quarter Finals Badr Hari (77-8-1) defeated Peter Aerts (93-27-1) by TKO (1:39-R2) Errol Zimmerman (75-7-1, 1 NC) defeated Ewerton Teixeira (7-1) via majority decision Gokhan Saki (74-9, 1 NC) defeated Ruslan Karaev (18-7) via unanimous decision Remy Bonjasky (82-14) defeated Jerome Le Banner (91-16-1, 1 NC) by TKO (Injury) (1:46-R3) Preliminary Card Mitsugu Noda (7-2) defeated Tsutomu Takahagi (1-6) by KO (2:49-R2) Takeru (6-12) defeated Taisei Ko (1-1) via unanimous decision
Submitted Dec 7, 2008 9:04AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's
Fighting For Something Bigger.....The US Troops
Josh Koscheck: "I'm looking forward to a good opportunity to step up and headline this event. It's going to be a historical event, where the UFC is giving back to the foundation. It's just a good honor. I think the UFC is doing a good thing and everybody that's fighting on this card can hopefully put on a great show for these troops and give them the show they deserve."
Submitted Dec 7, 2008 9:01AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Rumour: A. Silva vs Luiz Cane could headline UFC 95
UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva could be about to face off against rising light heavyweight star Luiz Cane in the main event at UFC 95 in London, England.
Submitted Dec 7, 2008 9:00AM by Rampage200 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jim Miller - No Hesitation
Most fighters just returning from their honeymoon after being married only a few weeks earlier would never entertain the idea of taking a fight on only eight days notice, but Jim Miller is not most fighters. Without a blink, he stepped in for injured teammate Frankie Edgar, who had to drop out of his scheduled fight against Matt Wiman, and helped keep the bout on the main card of the upcoming UFC Fight for the Troops card on Dec. 10. "Tuesday I got the call, like around noon, and came right down to the gym and warmed up and did a fight simulation to see where I was at, almost puked. I've just been training, trying to get a little bit of the rust out, and get ready to start cutting weight," Miller told MMAWeekly.com about his decision to accept the fight.
Submitted Dec 7, 2008 8:57AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Neil Grove - New Ultimate Challenge HW Champ
LONDON – Having started a new promotion with a clean slate, former Cage Rage brains Dave O’Donnell set up three clashes to determine the new champions in front of a busy London Troxy on Saturday night to close out a turbulent 2008. Here’s how it all went down… Trying to overcome a size deficit to someone like Neil Grove means that you have to be smart, and initially, that’s exactly the strategy James McSweeney implemented having opened his account with a superman punch before concentrating on sticking and moving. Once close, Grove took no hesitation in putting the smaller heavyweight on his back and under his gait, unable to land much in the way of damage, they went back and forth before finding their way to the feet again.
Submitted Dec 7, 2008 8:56AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Browning Focused On Moving Forward
Junie Browning became one of the most polarizing figures in the eight seasons of The Ultimate Fighter, gaining notoriety for his aggressive fighting style and one liners before generating endless discussion on mixed martial arts forums and around water coolers for his drunken exploits and short temper. Browning wants to put the reality show persona behind him and focus on becoming a better fighter.
Submitted Dec 7, 2008 8:54AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Strikeforce VP Talks Talent
The recent addition of former Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Jorge Gurgel to the ranks of Strikeforce caps off a year where veteran stars like newly crowned light-heavyweight champ Renato “Babalu” Sobral and young talents like Eric Lawson have helped the promotion grow to its biggest and most diverse state yet. With a multitude of exciting fights and surprises from both the men and women’s divisions, Strikeforce has a lot to grow on in the coming year, according to company Vice President Mike Afromowitz. “I think the talent we’ve had has really showed tremendous progression,” he stated. “We brought in new talent and there were some incredible moments.”
Submitted Dec 7, 2008 8:53AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Affliction takes another haymaker: Margarito-Mosley to take place up the road from Affliction II on the same night
How can it get any worse for Affliction's Jan. 24 card? Many in the mixed martial arts world, including myself, thought it was a coup when Affliction forged a deal with boxing promoter Golden Boy. Oddly enough, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schafer and VP Eric Gomez have since refused to address in detail the company's ties to the MMA company beyond the apparel side of things. Then came the news that one of Golden Boy's biggest names Shane Mosley would fight on the same night in a welterweight superfight against the hottest name in boxing, Antonio Margarito. At least Affliction could bank on a solid SoCal audience choosing to stay home and attend its MMA card at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Not so quick. Bob Arum just announced that boxing has dealt Affliction another crushing blow by putting the big boxing card just up the road at The Staples Center.
Submitted Dec 7, 2008 2:56AM by ufc88 - 12 comments
Filed under: Affliction
Bisping fight would be foolish move, Haye tells Maccarinelli
Standout British heavyweight David Haye has told fellow British pugilist Enzo Maccarinelli he would be "foolish" to try and fight Mike Bisping under MMA rules. Haye, who stopped Maccarinelli in the second round of their fight earlier this year, says that MMA and boxing "are two completely different disciplines". "It would be foolish to expect to switch between the two and dominate" he told Britain's Sun newspaper. "If Enzo Maccarinelli and Michael Bisping were to meet in the Octagon it would be a no contest - Bisping would beat Maccarinelli 10 times out of 10." "Michael knows the MMA game inside out, whereas Enzo would be completely new to it," he added. He was responding to comments made earlier this week by Maccarinelli, who said he would fancy his chances against Bisping in an MMA fight. Haye has long expressed admiration for mixed martial artists, who he describes as "very physically strong and are very dangerous in the clinch and on the ground. Those are two positions that pro boxers are not used to." He also noted that when he sparred under MMA rules, "despite always starting on my feet with these guys, I was finding myself taken to the mat eight times out of 10." Both Haye and Maccarinelli have trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and both compete in tournaments when not preparing for boxing matches. Haye has said he would like to compete in mixed martial arts when he retires from boxing, but he is currently set on dominating his present sport's heavyweight scene.
Submitted Dec 7, 2008 12:28AM by ufc88 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
BooYaa Is Now NoYaa In UFC & WEC
BooYaa Fight Wear, an MMA clothing line that wanted to sponsor UFC fighter Mike Budnik in his upcoming fight, won't be heard from or seen now in the Octagon because Zuffa has banned them from both UFC and WEC. The main reason appears to be that BooYaa is closely with another MMA promotion-King Of The Cage.
Submitted Dec 6, 2008 9:36PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Justin McCully Trains with Al "Stankie" Stankiewicz for Upcoming Bout
McCully said he went back to basics in his training with the now-famous Al "Stankie" Stankiewicz in preparation for his bout with Eddie Sanchez (8-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC). "I didn't necessarily make any adjustments," McCully said. "But I brought in one of my old boxing trainers, Al 'Stankie.' So I've been hitting my cardio a little bit harder. My boxing, my hands, my wrestling, it's all good.
Submitted Dec 6, 2008 2:43PM by Wolfenstein - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Video: Fedor would face Brock Lesnar tomorrow
The management team for Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko discusses why he hasn't signed with the UFC, Dana White and goes on record that he would fight UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar, tomorrow.
Submitted Dec 6, 2008 1:54PM by Rampage200 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
New Mike Swick Interview
Listen in as Bloodyknux.Com's Tyler Horton talks to UFC 170 lb standout Mike" Quick" Swick as he prepares to take on Jonathon Goulet at UFN Fight Night For The Troops on December 10th. Mike talks about his adventures outside of the Octagon, his preparations for Goulet and his admiration for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which the UFN event is raising money for, and much more..... [
Submitted Dec 6, 2008 1:45PM by elgigante - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
Return to UFC possible for Dennis Hallman
Eleven-year veteran Dennis Hallman (40-12-2 MMA, 1-3 UFC), perhaps best known for a pair of quick submission wins over former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes, is reportedly under consideration for a return the sport's biggest organization. Hallman's manager, Ken Pavia, discussed the possibility during Thursday's edition of TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "We actually talked to the UFC at length," Pavia said ."And we almost got that (Jon) Fitch fight in January, but (Akihiro) Gono stepped up. But it was between us and Gono. And [Hallman] might come back to the UFC." Hallman was most recently seen in a November 2007 submission win over Jeremiah Metcalf in the California-based Strikeforce organization. The 33-year-old was then suspended for one year after testing positive for Drostanolone and Nandrolone Metabolite -- two types of steroids -- following the bout. Pavia said the suspension is now over, and that Hallman is weighing several offers for his services. "The suspension actually came out late November," Pavia said. "So he's now eligible. It's been like two or three weeks, and we've weighed two or three offers. "We have legitimate, decent offers for him -- the likes of which he hasn't seen in a while." Hallman has fought for a variety of organizations in his career, including the IFL, SportFight, Rumble on the Rock and King of the Cage. The Washington native handed Hughes the first two losses of his illustrious career, including a submission win in Hughes' second trip to the octagon at UFC 29. Hallman would lose his next three bouts for the UFC to Jens Pulver, Frank Trigg and Jorge Rivera. Pavia also cites Strikeforce as a possible home for Hallman. And despite competing most recently at 185 pounds, Pavia said a move to welterweight also seems likely for Hallman.
Submitted Dec 6, 2008 12:37PM by Twenty20Dollars - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Torres On Bowles: ''It's His Time''
"I think Brian (Bowles earned) this fight a while ago. I think he's a very good opponent for me," said Torres without missing a beat. "He loves to stand up; I love to stand up. His jiu-jitsu is very good. His wrestling is very good. I think he's a very dangerous opponent. I'd love to fight Brian. "Like I've said before, I'm in the WEC to fight the best fighters in the world. I know he doesn't have a huge record, but from what I've seen of him, he's a very, very honorable opponent."
Submitted Dec 6, 2008 3:03AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: WEC
Nate Diaz vs Clay Guida UFC 94 fight official
The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 lightweight winner Nate Diaz (10-2) will indeed battle Clay Guida (24-9) at UFC 94: “St. Pierre vs. Penn 2,” which is scheduled for the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 31, according to GracieFighter.com. The 155-pound competitors were previously penciled in to collide at TUF 8 Finale on December 12; however, the bout fell through because of a foot injury sustained by “The Carpenter” in training. It was apparently a fight worth waiting for and is now set to take place on the monster Super Bowl weekend pay-per-view (PPV) show.
Submitted Dec 6, 2008 1:00AM by MMAcca - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bowles On Shot At Torres: ''It's What I Deserve''
World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight Brian Bowles has started to see the fruits of his labor in MMA. In February, the 25-year-old Athens, Ga. native left his day job as a sales rep for Pepsi with the dream of making a serious run at the WEC bantamweight title. Gone are the 60-hour workweeks with training and fights squeezed in. Sure, he bar backs and bounces at a local club for extra money, but his day job doesn’t rule his life as before. “I think my game has gotten so much better,” he said. “I get a lot more rest and recovery time. When I come into a fight, it helps me mentally, because I know I’ve focused all my time doing nothing but preparing for the fight.”
Submitted Dec 6, 2008 12:58AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC
Paul "Semtex" Daley Defeats John Alessio at MFC 19
Paul Daley defeated John Alessio by TKO in the second round at MFC 19 tonight. Alessio spent the first round trying for takedowns while Daley defended very well. It took over a minute before Alessio was able to get the fight to the ground but Daley stayed active on the bottom not taking any damage before eventually escaping back to his feet. As they stood Alessio appeared a bit winded and Daley closed out the round with a takedown of his own. In the second round it was more of the same as Alessio continued to look for the takedown but Daley was able to defend and get separation. At this point Alessio's mouth was wide open and Semtex took over. A few left hooks, a couple uppercuts and a kick which landed mostly knee to face knocked Alessio to the mat. Two big shots later and the ref jumped in to save Alessio from any further damage. It should be noted that Semtex showed up four pounds overweight and had to sacrifice 25% of his purse as a penalty. After the fight Daley said he wants to fight in January for either Sengoku or Affliction.
Submitted Dec 6, 2008 12:53AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Inside MMA Poll: St. Pierre vs Penn 2 is MMA's most Anticipated Bout
Of all the major fights coming up over the next two months -- and there are plenty of them -- none is more anticipated than the UFC 94 main event of Georges St. Pierre vs. B.J. Penn II.
Submitted Dec 5, 2008 10:50PM by MALICE - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Affliction
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