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Mac Danzig on Clay Guida fight, TUF advice
MMAWeekly: First off, Mac, can you give us an injury update? Mac Danzig: I actually suffered the knee injury in the middle of the (Mark Bocek) fight. I tore a bunch of muscles in my knee, and had a partial tear of a ligament. I’ve jut been healing it up and taking it easy. I moved my girlfriend in with me, took a few photography trips for myself, and now I’m just preparing to get back in there. It’s getting to the point where I’m eight weeks out (from my next fight) and I can start pushing hard. The injury was slower to heal than I thought it would be, but it will be fine for this fight, unless something crazy happens. I should be good to go. MMAWeekly: You mention your upcoming fight. For fans that haven’t heard yet, tell us what’s upcoming. Mac Danzig: It’s going to be me and Clay (Guida) at a UFC Fight Night in September. I guess it’s going to be in Omaha, Neb. I’m not sure what spot our fight is going to be on the card. I’ve heard rumors that it might be the main event, co-main event or just a regular fight on the card – I don’t know. None of that really matters to me; I’m just really looking forward to fighting him. This is the first time in a long time that I’ve been very excited about the opponent and match-up. I think from a fan’s perspective it’s an awesome fight. If I was a fan watching, I’d want to see it.
Submitted Jun 30, 2008 10:04AM by SmileR - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Lyoto Machida has the Light Heavyweight Division Ducking
Wanderlei Silva, Forrest Griffin, Quentin Jackson, and Bradon Vera have all supposedly ducked Machida.
Submitted Jun 30, 2008 12:18AM by Wolfenstein - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
Yushin Okami Trains Sumo in Preparation for Anderson Silva
Okami is training with Sumo stylist Akebono Taro.
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 6:55PM by Wolfenstein - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Shawn Tompkins Signs To Fight For XFA
World renowned veteran mixed martial arts (MMA) Elite Trainer and Muay Thai World Champion Fighter, Shawn Tompkins, has signed an agreement to fight for the Xtreme Fighting Association (XFA).
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 6:52PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: Interviews
Bobby Southworth: a win over "Babalu" could cement legacy
AN JOSE, Calif. -- Soon after defending his Strikeforce world light heavyweight title with Friday's unanimous-decision victory over Anthony Ruiz, Bobby Southworth (9-5) was already looking ahead to future challenges. Southworth, who avenged a previous non-title-fight loss to Ruiz with the victory, said that he's entering the twilight of his career and wants to fight the division's best before calling it quits. The 38-year-old considers Renato "Babalu" Sobral (29-7) one such fighter.
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 6:43PM by MMAcca - 23 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Drew Fickett - The Whole Story
We've posted a little bit about Drew Fickett briefly being on Friday's Strikeforce card as a last minute replacement of a replacement to face Luke Stewart. Fickett ultimately got scratched because he was under contract to fight Ryan Ford for the Maximum Fighting Championship welterweight title. The whole thing was handled in a very professional manner by all parties involved. Exhibit A, here's a purported transcript of a voice message that MFC promoter Mark Pavelich left on Fickett's manager's voice mail upon hearing of the Strikeforce fight:
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 6:42PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Shinya Aoki Contemplates Fighting in the US
Shinya Aoki says most of the best fighters are in the US and he wouldn't mind testing the waters.
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 5:17PM by Wolfenstein - 26 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Thomson Not Ruling Out Melendez Rematch
Fresh off his win over his friend Gilbert Melendez for the Strikeforce Lightweight Title, Josh Thomson says he wants to defend it against the best fighters, which means he certainly wouldn't rule out a rematch with Melendez.
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 4:09PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Crooked Cop tried to scam Matt Hughes
Every MMA fighter should take note of this odd case with former UFC welterweight champ Matt Hughes. Hughes settled out of court last week on a case that dates back to the Friday before UFC 64 at Mandalay Bay. Jed Leist, a former police officer in Rockmart, Georgia, asked for a photo with Hughes during UFC's autograph session.
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 2:40PM by Manfred - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
MMA could soon face ban in Delaware
With mixed martial arts continuing to gain mainstream popularity, local boxing promoter Keith Stoffer said he wouldn't mind if MMA disappeared. "It's no secret that this movement has, especially on television, taken away from boxing," Stoffer said. He may end up getting his wish, at least temporarily. On Tuesday, state Rep. Robert J. Valihura Jr., R-Beau Tree, introduced legislation that would ban "combative fighting" in Delaware. House Bill 501, which is being called the "Toughman Legislation," lumps MMA with Toughman competitions. The bill defines Toughman events as elimination tournaments between amateur participants without any boxing experience or training. The bill would ban both forms of fighting in Delaware. Promoters and fighters who violate the law would face class A misdemeanor charges.
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 12:26PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Other Combat Sports
‘The Artist’ KJ Noons has no qualms painting another masterpiece on Nick Diaz’s face
Elite XC Lightweight Champion KJ Noons was a guest on HDNet’s “Inside MMA” yesterday, adding yet another chapter to the back and forth war of words between himself and his nemesis, Nick Diaz. By now it’s common knowledge that there is no love lost between these two. Noons and Diaz originally fought last November for the right to become the first-ever Elite XC lightweight champion. Noons won the match fight after a ringside doctor deemed the cuts around both of Diaz’s eyes were too severe for the fight to go on. Diaz obviously disagreed with the decision and he’s been clamoring for another shot at Noons ever since.
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 5:01AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
UFC Quick Quote: Chuck Liddell deserves the next title shot
“After I beat Rashad I think I deserve the next title shot.”
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 5:00AM by MMAcca - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
Referee Herb Dean recently spoke with MMAWeekly.com explaining several rules that all mixed martial arts fans should know. The nine-year professional MMA referee broke down the rules for strikes to the back of the head, illegal elbows, allowing fighters five minutes to recover from illegal techniques, intelligently defending yourself, spiking and strikes to downed opponents. Probably the most misunderstood rule in mixed martial arts is the illegal elbow strike. There is only one illegal elbow in MMA, and you can impact with the point of the elbow.
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 4:57AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Following a tough loss to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 83 in April, former welterweight champion Matt Serra has recovered from an elbow injury he suffered in the fight and is headed back into training to get ready for an inevitable showdown with rival Matt Hughes. “I just got the clearance. I can start training again.
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 4:55AM by MMAcca - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
The Kevin Burns Story
Mixed martial arts, like any other sport, is fueled by its superstars. Whether it’s Anderson Silva knocking out contenders or Georges St. Pierre wowing fans with his athleticism, they are the sport’s biggest currency. But in small gyms around the world, there are others working, waiting for their chance at glory. Others like Kevin Burns.
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 4:53AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
The future's uncertain for Amir Sadollah
One week after Amir Sadollah secured his position as MMA's best-known 1-0 fighter, the Richmond, Va. resident is still adjusting to life in the UFC.
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 10:37PM by Porch28 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
The Punk talks about his huge win
Josh Thomson interview with Sherdog. He talks about the win, the pre interviews, who helped him out, rankings, and how he would dominate any other lightweight fighter in any organization. After his great preformance I wouldn't be as quick as I was this fight to bet against him.
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 6:21PM by roman - 8 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Interviews
C.B. Dollaway blog: thoughts on the TUF Finale
If you have ever experienced shock, you likely understand how I was feeling post fight and continue to feel.
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 4:30PM by nickcuc547 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Thomson Takes Strikeforce Title in San Jose
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Josh Thomson (Pictures) certainly picked the opportune night to fight up to the potential that most within the sport knew he possessed. Shoulder surgery, its rehabilitation, a staph infection, and the loss of his father over a year-and-half ago seemed to stack itself firmly against the San Jose fighter. If you bought into Thomson's pre-fight chatter, you might have thought the 29-year-old was bracing himself for inevitable defeat against Strikeforce lightweight champion and top-10 ranked Gilbert Melendez (Pictures).
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 1:51PM by nickcuc547 - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
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