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UFC Executive: “Nothing Has Changed” with UFC 80’s Penn-Stevenson Fight
Despite a reduction in UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk’s UFC 73 drug suspension and his ability to return to the octagon in January, a UFC 80 main event between B.J. Penn and Joe Stevenson will still be a five-round fight for the title of interim lightweight champion.
Submitted Dec 8, 2007 4:35PM by nickcuc547 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC’s Special Announcement: “Rampage” and Griffin Are “TUF 7? Coaches?
The UFC will make a special announcement at tonight’s “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra” live finale, and the news will likely be that current UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and “The Ultimate Fighter 1” winner Forrest Griffin will be rival coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter 7.“
Submitted Dec 8, 2007 4:33PM by nickcuc547 - 20 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
411 MMA Fact or Fiction 12.08.07
Are Nogueira and Sylvia the best choices for the UFC Heavyweight Title fight? Will the UFC be on network TV in the spring of 2008? Will John McCarthy one day be in the UFC Hall of Fame? Can Roger Huerta take the next step against Clay Guida? All of this and more in the latest edition of 411 MMA Fact or Fiction.
Submitted Dec 8, 2007 9:55AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Matt Hughes To Publish His Life Story
Matt Hughes is set to publish his biography this January. The book will be titled, "Made in America: The Most Dominant Champion in UFC History," and will be published by Simon Spotlight Entertainment in the USA and by Pocket Books in the UK. Check out the publishers description of the book below: “If you know anything at all about mixed martial arts and the UFC, then you know the name Matt Hughes. With devastating slams and ground and pound - and nine championship belts to his credit - Matt is the most dominant fighter in UFC history.
Submitted Dec 8, 2007 9:50AM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Sean Sherk to keep title. Edit - They have now done the right thing and stripped him of it.
Sean Sherk will keep his title after all. According to Steve Sievert of Brawl Sports, the UFC has confirmed that Sherk will remain their lightweight champion. UFC president Dana White has gone back and forth on whether he would strip Sherk of his title were he to lose his appeal to the NSAC. First, White told Yahoo!Sports' Kevin Iole that Sherk would keep the title regardless of the outcome of his appeal, then a few days later, White backpedelled on those comments stating during a conference call that Sherk would probably be stripped of his title if he were to lose his appeal.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 8:27PM by Bemin - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
A "Big" Move-McCarthy Retires, Heading To Broadcast Booth
Legendary MMA referee "Big" John McCarthy retired as an official today, ending a 13-year career that began at UFC 2. He will now work as a commentator/broadcaster for The Fight Network, but will continue lending his officiating expertise to the sport. All the best to Big John, he's going to do an excellent job broadcasting but it won't be the same in UFC without "Let's Get It On!" before a couple fights every event.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 7:29PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Rich Franklin vs. Travis Lutter UFC 82?????
If this fight happens it is scheduled to take place on March1st. I was wondering if Lutter was ever going to make a return and I guess he's still on terms with the UFC. I think Rich takes this fight by KO. Any thoughts?
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 6:12PM by kevietre - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
The first Death in MMA
The death of Sam Vasquez marks the first death as a casualty of a regulated MMA. Sherodg followed this up with a recounting of another MMA death from an unsanctioned MMMA bout http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=10270
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 6:11PM by MattHughesFan - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
HDNet To Broadcast 12/31 NYE Event With Fedor, IFL Finals
The HDNet network has secured broadcast rights to the Yarennokai event in Japan on 12/31 featuring Fedor Emelianenko, and the IFL World GP Finals on 12/29. The deal also gives HDNet broadcast rights to Fedor's future international fights.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 12:30PM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: HDNet, M-1 Global, IFL
Douglas Dedge: Revisiting The First MMA Fatality
Although Sammy Vazquez was the first MMA fatality in a regulated fight, Douglas Dedge was actually the first known MMA-related fatality although his fight was unregulated. After Vazquez' recent death, Sherdog revisited the Dedge story through stories and interviews from 2003 & 2004.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 12:23PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Huerta-Guida: Beauty and the Best
Roger Huerta hasn’t tasted defeat in his last 16 fights, and will always have the claim to fame of being the first mixed martial arts fighter on the cover of Sports Illustrated. But there are two types of stars in MMA. There are those who become stars by winning high-profile matches. And there are those who become stars because of marketability. Like Kimbo Slice, Brock Lesnar, Bob Sapp and Gina Carano, a lot of critics will say Huerta fits into the latter category.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 12:13PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF 6: Lowest-Rated TUF Ever
Continuing a decline of 3 straight installments, The Ultimate Fighter 6 saw its average rating drop to the franchise's lowest-ever: 1.1. Ratings were also down in the key age demographics that advertisers heavily target.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 6:41AM by DCRage - 26 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
CSAC Denies Mahood Appeal Hearing
MMA fighter Bill Mahood was to have his one-year suspension from a failed drug test at September's Strikeforce event heard this week by the CSAC, but he was late in filing the paperwork and thus was scratched from the schedule this past Tuesday.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 6:38AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Tomasz Drwal and David Heath will fight on the UFC 81 undercard
Tomasz Drwal (Pictures) and David Heath (Pictures) will fight Feb. 2 on the UFC 81 undercard at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Drwal's manager, Marcin Blicharski, confirmed the bout with Sherdog.com on Thursday.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 5:39AM by CornishMMA - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
josh thomson interview
In depth interview with the punk. He talks about his upcoming fight with gil melendez, his falling out with frank shamrock, some future opponents and who he wants to fight from the ufc. it's a pretty long interview. enjoy.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 3:11AM by duggy - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Mac Danzig will be a Light Weight after TUF 6 Finale
Go figure....the vegan is feeling like going on a diet.
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 11:51PM by jae_1833 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
TUF 6 conference call notes/audio
This link has notes and audio from today's TUF 6 Finale conference call with Roger Huerta, Clay Guida, Mac Danzig, Tommy Speer and Matt Hughes.
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 7:30PM by PunchyMcGee - 2 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
Bigfoot & Ninja Staying With EliteXC
Antonio "Big Foot" Silva and Murilo "Ninja" Rua have both signed long-term extensions with EliteXC, announced today in a press release by EXC. Terms were not disclosed.
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 6:27PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
New article about Sammy Vasquez with a little more information than we have had.
Thirteen months had passed since Sam Vasquez stepped into a cage. He couldn't contain himself. Sweat from a pre-fight warm-up provided sheen to the featherweight's face. The music of Richie Valens brought a bounce to his step. Never mind that Oct. 20, 2007, gave the 35-year-old mixed martial artist a special reason to smile -- he would have regardless; it's what he did. Vasquez was a fight fanatic, so immersed in MMA that he adorned his son with the middle name "Rickson." Like others who stepped between the ropes or ducked while passing through a cage doorway, Vasquez lived for this. That is, until he no longer could. In death the MMA community, of which Vasquez considered himself a proud member, met a dedicated father who out of necessity -- and love -- got roadwork in during his lunch break and spent odd hours in quiet, empty gyms.
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 6:14PM by Bemin - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
Babalu vs Vernon White Headline Xcess Fighting Card
A good amount of former UFC stars are included in this event including: Babalu vs Vernon Tiger White, Mark Kerr, Ricco Rodriguez, Joe Diesel Riggs, and The Crow among others to take place on Jan. 12.
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 5:28PM by duggy - 14 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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