Jeremy Stephens vs. Nate Mohr Likely Set for UFC 76
Jeremy Stephens (9-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), who was recently granted a temporary leave from the UFC and picked up a win in a smaller Iowa-based organization last month, will return to the Octagon at UFC 76, where he’ll take on Nate Mohr (8-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC), UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com) has learned.
The Huntington Beach Businessman
Love him or hate him, there is no denying the impact “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” has on the continuing evolution of mixed martial arts. In fact, the mere mention of his name is usually enough to start a heated debate between UFC enthusiasts.
Is he one of the world’s top light-heavyweights destined to recapture gold?
Or is he a B-level fighter who’s mastered the art of self-promotion?
There is no right or wrong answer, just opinions that are as diverse as his fan base.
Fabricio Werdum joins Chute Box
Chute Boxe coach Master Rafael Cordeiro has confirmed that Fabricio Werdum has officially joined the team.
“He is a heavy fighter, very strong and big and can be very fast as well. I am sure that this new partnership will give us more and more happiness,” stated Cordeiro.
Bonnar vs. Schafer
Light heavyweights Stephan Bonnar (10-4) and Eric Schafer (7-2-2) will clash at UFC 77 on October 20, according to a recent MySpace blog post from “Red.”
I feel Bonnar has better standup and Schafer might be better on the ground. I think it will be a chess match and end up a decision for Bonnar.
TOP 5 U.S. Training Teams
The best places to train in martial arts have traditionally been in the Orient. If you wanted to study judo or sambo you went to Japan; if you wanted to study kung fu, you went China; and if you were training in tae kwon do you went to Korea. Today’s top combat fighters need to train in multiple disciplines if they want to compete at the highest levels.
MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, August 8. This system ranks the top ten MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the six biggest weight classes, as voted on by MMAWeekly.
Mark Kerr Set For Return
Promoters are pointing to the Global FC debut of Mark Kerr on August 17 to illustrate that their new promotion is making good on its promise to bring top tier Mixed Martial Arts competitors to the East Coast.
The Continuing Education of Kendall Grove
Let’s face it, I don’t care how good you are or how experienced, no 185-pound fighter really wants to fight a 6 foot 6 middleweight if he has any choice in the matter. Add in a rapidly improving game and an aggression bordering on recklessness, and you would think that a guy like Kendall Grove is on nobody’s wish list.
Filho was vomiting right before his fight against Joe!
Stephen Quadros and Aaron Crecy were live Tuesday for another edition of "The Stephen Quadros Show" on The Sherdog Radio Network.
Joining them was manager Ed Soares, who talked about the Brazilian fight team Black House, their relationship with other teams in South America, as well as PAULO FILHO (Pictures)'s US debut, and how the Brazilian was VOMITING right before his title fight with Joe Doerkson.
It's "The Fight Professor" on The Sherdog Radio Network!
this new(in portuguese): http://www.tatame.com.br/2007/08/07/Pai-coruja-reprova-atuacao-de-Paulao in the new said that filho´s father confirm that his son was wominting and really bad,he said that after his surgery filho was making 102kg and must to cut for 84kg in few days!
Interesting to see how much the WEC fighters make since it's owned by the UFC and the UFC doesn't pay fighters to well.
Drew McFedries Possibly Off UFC 77
There is staph going around at the Miletich school in Bettendorf, IA. Among those infected are UFC fighters Tim Sylvia, Drew McFedries and Spencer Fisher. Fisher has already had to pull out of his 9/19 Spike TV main event match with Din Thomas. UFC has just confirmed Kenny Florian as the replacement. McFedries is scheduled against Marvin Eastman on the 10/20 PPV show in Cincinnati and he's up in the air.
Man, this thing might take down everyone there. Hopefully it won't get to Matt Hughes. I know there are a few people who won't complain about Sylvia getting it though.
Kenny Florian to Face Din Thomas at UFN 11
After a recent announcement by Miletich fighter, Spencer Fisher, via his MySpace blog that he had to drop out of his upcoming fight with Din Thomas due to a staph infection, MMAWeekly has confirmed from sources close to the fight that Fisher’s replacement will be Kenny Florian.