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I’m Fighting Nov. 17 at UFC 78
(ufcjunkie.com)
UFC lightweight and “The Ultimate Fighter 1” runner-up Kenny Florian will next return to the Octagon for a Nov. 17 event in Newark, N.J.
Submitted Aug 2, 2007 12:36PM by aznteabagger - 12 comments
 
- LIDDELL: "I'VE NEVER HAND-PICKED AN OPPONENT"
(mmaweekly.com)
When the possible match up with Wanderlei Silva for UFC 76 fell through and Keith Jardine was named as Chuck Liddell's next opponent, reports surfaced that the former UFC light heavyweight champion picked Jardine as his opponent. Liddell recently spoke with MMAWeekly, setting the record straight about how the fight with Jardine transpired.
Submitted Aug 2, 2007 11:22AM by CwB - 16 comments
 
Thales Leites to Replace Travis Lutter at UFC 74
(ufcjunkie.com)
Thales Leites (11-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), who’s riding a two-fight win streak in the UFC, will replace Travis Lutter and face Ryan Jensen at UFC 74 next month.
Submitted Aug 1, 2007 10:13PM by aznteabagger - 6 comments
 
Dana White on Sean Sherk: “I Believe Him”
(ufcjunkie.com)
UFC president Dana White says Sean Sherk is his friend, that he believes Sherk’s claims that he didn’t take steroids, and that the fighter is neither a liar nor a cheater.
Submitted Aug 1, 2007 12:07PM by aznteabagger - 22 comments
 
Dana White " Do Steroids and get Bitch Slapped"
(sports.espn.go.com)
Fresh off a vacation in Tahiti with his family, Ultimate Fight Championship president Dana White was still answering questions about UFC champion Sean Sherk and challenger Hermes Franca allegedly flunking their postfight drug tests July 7. Each has been suspended for one year, although Sherk has filed an appeal. It should come as no surprise that White bristles at the criticism of how he runs UFC -- and is firing back
Submitted Aug 1, 2007 9:33AM by Cobbs666 - 10 comments
 
IFL Preview(Erik Owings Out)
(ifl.tv)
Erik Owings has been replaced, so a heads up to the mods
Submitted Aug 1, 2007 9:21AM by babalu2720 - 2 comments
 
 
Babalu "If I lose again I'm Done"
(ufc.com)
For some fighters, the Octagon is the only place where they can truly find peace. No matter what happens in their lives before the bell rings, whatever drama they’re dealing with outside the cage, a fight is a fight and everything else takes a back seat for those 15 or 25 minutes or less. But for Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral, the UFC’s Octagon has been anything but a sanctuary for him in his last two fights, as he was stopped in the first round by Chuck Liddell last August, and then suffered a second straight defeat when Jason Lambert knocked him out in the second round at UFC 68 in March. On August 25th, he will try to avoid a third loss in a row when he takes on David Heath at UFC 74 in perhaps the most pivotal bout of his eight year career. “It’s a very important fight because I have to step away from my losses and I have to come back stronger,” said Sobral. “I’ve lost twice, and if I lose again, I’m pretty much done. It’s almost like a title shot.”
Submitted Jul 31, 2007 10:47PM by Cobbs666 - 15 comments
 
Randy Couture Discusses Role in “The Scorpion King: The Akkadian”
(ufcjunkie.com)
UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com) has learned that UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture is set to star in “The Scorpion King: The Akkadian,” a major motion picture from Universal Studios.
Submitted Jul 31, 2007 9:25PM by aznteabagger - 2 comments
 
UFC Fight Night 11: Leonard Garcia vs. Cole Miller
(ufcmania.com)
Leonard Garcia (10-2) and Cole Miller (12-2) will tangle in a 155-pound preliminary bout on the UFC Fight Night 11 under card, according to a recent press release from SpikeTV.
Submitted Jul 31, 2007 2:01PM by CwB - 17 comments
 
UFC Fight Night 11: Nate Quarry returns to rematch Pete Sell
(ufcmania.com)
Nate Quarry (8-2) will return to the Octagon for the first time in almost two years to rematch Pete Sell (7-3) in a middleweight clash at UFC Fight Night 11 on September 19, according to a recent press release from SpikeTV.
Submitted Jul 31, 2007 1:59PM by CwB - 10 comments
 
Report: UFC “Tentatively Planning” Fall Event in Chicago
(ufcjunkie.com)
Despite major events scheduled for Cincinnati (Oct. 20), Newark, N.J. (Nov. 17) and Las Vegas (Dec. 29), Crain’s Chicago Business says the UFC may be headed to Chicago’s Allstate Arena or the United Center in the fall. Additionally, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski, a Chicago fighter, may be booked for the event. (possible main event--- Arlovski vs. Vera)
Submitted Jul 31, 2007 12:03PM by CwB - 11 comments
 
London Calling: Saturation Point
(mmaweekly.com)
We are in a strange situation here in the U.K. The scene is suffering from an over-saturation of shows, but without the attendees to really push them forward. This point really hit home to me last week when I was covering the Cage Warriors: Enter the Rough House 3 show up in Nottingham – the signs were there, but this was the proof.
Submitted Jul 31, 2007 9:25AM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
 
Interview With Tito Ortiz (Audio)
(ufccountdown.com)
This interview was brought to my attention by Gary Alexander of TheMMAShow.com. The Tito Ortiz portion of the podcast starts at around the 27 minute mark and is full of good information. Here are some highlights. Listen to the audio below.
Submitted Jul 30, 2007 10:38PM by Cobbs666 - 13 comments
 
Getting to know hendo (video)
(ufccountdown.com)
Interview with dan henderson
Submitted Jul 30, 2007 10:37PM by Cobbs666 - 4 comments
 
MM_EH!! News and notes from Canada.
(sherdog.com)
by Andy Cotterill (acotterill@sherdog.com) With 48 professional mixed martial arts fights under his belt, Joe Doerksen (Pictures) knows what it takes to step into a cage across from a guy who wants to beat him up. The 29-year-old fighter from Winnipeg, Manitoba has also been around long enough to realize his upcoming bout against Paulo Filho (Pictures) is more than an ordinary contest, as the pair will fight in Las Vegas this Sunday to see who gets to wear the vacant WEC middleweight championship belt. Doerksen told Sherdog.com that he's very aware of Filho's strong ground game but that he's not overly concerned. Read the rest @-->
Submitted Jul 30, 2007 5:51PM by Canadian_MM_EH - 10 comments
 
Jeff Joslin Expects Return To The Octagon In October or Nov.
(ufcjunkie.com)
After a string of recent injuries, Canadian fighter Jeff Joslin says he now plans to return to the UFC in October or November.
Submitted Jul 30, 2007 2:51PM by DevonFoxy - 7 comments
 
UFC 78: Andrei Arlovski vs. Brandon Vera?
(ufcmania.com)
Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski could likely face Brandon Vera during a pay-per-view (PPV) event to be held in November, according to two separate UFCmania.com sources.
Submitted Jul 30, 2007 11:43AM by CwB - 53 comments
 
Drug testing at UFC 75
(ufccountdown.com)
It looks like the UFC will be making every effort to make sure drug testing is being done at fights where there is no commission available
Submitted Jul 30, 2007 9:38AM by Cobbs666 - 3 comments
 
NSCA Director on Testing
(mmaweekly.com)
Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission Keith Kizer recently spoke with MMAWeekly about drug use in mixed martial arts, the policies and procedures of the commission on steroid use, recreational drug use, testing, suspensions and fines as well as addressed specific positive test situations that have occurred in the state of Nevada.
Submitted Jul 30, 2007 9:33AM by aznteabagger - 2 comments
 
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