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(Video Interview) Varner talks Cerrone, future opponents, and a potential move to UFC
World Extreme Cagefighting lightweight champion Jamie Varner seems to have adjusted to life with a belt wrapped around his waist. As he approaches his second title defense, this one against undefeated Donald Cerrone next month, the confident 23-year-old remains focused on maintaining his status as the WEC’s top 155-pound fighter. Success has only strengthened his resolve.
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 4:26PM by Jackelope - 3 comments
Filed under: WEC
Jess Liaudin Out Of UFC
"The Joker" has run out of aces up his sleeve. Although no official announcement has been made yet, reports have surfaced that Jess Liaudin is out of UFC after 3 straight losses. All 5 of his UFC fights were in Europe.
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 4:16PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
The Fans Have Spoken: Inaugural World MMA Awards Winners Announced
The winners for the inaugural World MMA Awards, launched by Fighters Only magazine this past year and voted on entirely by fans, have been announced. The big winners were the Fighters Of The Year-Anderson Silva and Gina Carano, and the Promotion Of The Year-UFC.
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 2:15PM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Badr Hari Fighting At K-1 Dynamite?
If Badr Hari was suspended indefinitely after his K-1 WGP Finals debacle, which some rumors out of Japan suggest, that indefinite suspension may not be long. A Croatian source is reporting that Hari has been offered a K-1 Dynamite!! fight against Mirko Cro Cop. Another remote but extremely unlikely possibility for Hari is Alistair Overeem, now rumored to fight Sergei Kharitonov at Dynamite.
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 1:33PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's
Paul Kelly To Fight At UFC 95
Wolfslair welterweight Paul Kelly will be fighting at UFC 95 in London on February 21st, Fighters Only has been told. Our source said that Kelly has not yet been matched, but has been told he will be appearing on the card. Kelly is 1-1 in the UFC, winning a decision against Paul Taylor on his organisation debut at UFC 80 and losing by guillotine to Marcus Davis at UFC 89. The UFC has not confirmed Kelly’s appearance and is yet to confirm any of the fights that are rumoured for the event. SURPRISE, SURPRISE........
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 1:00PM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Josh Thomson's Toe Jam
It's been a month since Strikeforce Lightweight champion Josh Thomson was forced out of his first title defense due to a toe injury. 1 month later, no progress despite rehab. Thomson says he has 2 weeks to get better or he's off Strikeforce's February event and will target a March return.
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 11:10AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Where The UFC "Fight For The Troops" Began
UFC's Lorenzo Fertitta not only has contacts throughout MMA, but in all walks of life. One of those contacts-Fisher House vice chairman Arnold Fisher, one of many working with the Department of Defense to help build the National Intrepid Center of Excellence in Bethesda, MD, originally contacted Fertitta about raising money for the project. And so began the plan that became UFC: Fight For The Troops.
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 10:24AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
12 Questions for Pat Miletich
Back to Fighting When you’ve been in the game as long as Pat Miletich has, you need to be either training yourself or training someone else for a fight. If you’re not, you feel like something is not right, that the rhythm of life is disrupted. That’s part of why the 40-year-old Miletich (28-7-2), the UFC’s first welterweight champion and founder of the once-dominant Miletich Fighting Systems camp, took a fight against Thomas “Wildman” Denny. The fight on Thursday night will headline the latest offering from Monte Cox’s “Adrenaline” promotion, which airs live from Moline, Ill., on HDNet. Two years after a swift loss via guillotine choke to Renzo Gracie in the IFL, Miletich, one of MMA’s most tenured sages, spoke to Sherdog about his return, Brock Lesnar, the illness at UFC 35 that allegedly caused accidents and hallucinations in the cage, and the future of his heralded camp. Q: What moved you to take a fight now? A: Well, it’s a couple of different reasons. I’m tired of not competing, something I’ve done since I was five years old. It basically drives me insane to not have goals and not work towards things. I love the adrenaline, love fighting, love the crowd, the fans, things like that. I love the camaraderie of training with a lot of guys and everybody working toward a goal. Also it’s Monte Cox, who has been my manager for my entire career, doing the Adrenaline shows. It’s nice to be part of that. The show probably wouldn’t have taken place here in the Quad Cities, my hometown, had I not fought on the card. And so that would be one less fight that my guys get. It’s a televised bout, it gives those guys more exposure, so hopefully it will help those guys be seen by more eyes and get some contracts for those guys. They’re all very tough, world-class fighters on the card from my gym. I want to see those guys’ careers move on and do great things.
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 7:49AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Rising Star Ronys Torres Signs With UFC
People make do with the cards they have been dealt with; some rise above the rest. Ronys Torres (no relation to WEC's Miguel Torres) has endured humble beginnings to become one of the best lightweight prospects out of Brazil today. There is a lot of fighting opportunities for Torres in Brazil, but none that will garner him the high profile matches he can attain in the U.S. Ronys Torres recently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He should debut next year.
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 7:37AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rudy Valentino: after the Sean Sherk fight boxing promoters were asking me if BJ wanted to go pro in boxing
He says it in this episode of BJ's my gym show
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 3:24AM by ufc88 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Silva's Suspension Defiance Now Official, Fighting At Sengoku 7
It's now official-EliteXC Heavyweight Champion Antonio Silva has accepted an offer to face Yoshihiro Nakao at Sengoku 7 on January 4, despite just getting a letter stating that the CSAC will move to revoke his license because Silva is still serving a 1-year suspension for a failed post-fight drug test.
Submitted Dec 8, 2008 5:36PM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Exclusive: Patrick Cote Goes In For Surgery, Says He Will Beat Silva
You get a shot at the world title that you have had a dream of holding your whole lifetime. You last longer in the cage with the champ than any fighter than before you. Your knee blows out on you and you lose the bout. How do you feel? atrick-Cote-Goes-In-For-Surgery-Says-He-Will-Beat-Silva.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.mmanews.com/ufc/Exclusiveatrick-Cote-Goes-In-For-Surgery-Says-He-Will-Beat-Silva.html
Submitted Dec 8, 2008 5:30PM by nickcuc547 - 47 comments
Filed under: UFC
M-1's "Crazy Russians" Extend UFC An Invite
For over a year now UFC President Dana White has used an open forum to label the management of Fedor Emelianenko, led by M-1 President Vadim Finkelchtein, as "the crazy Russians." However, during a recent M-1 Challenge event, Finkelchtein responded to White's statements in an interview conducted by M-1 executives Joost Raimond (serving as Finkelchtein's translator) and Jerry Millen (serving as the interviewer). Thanks to a three-part series, members of the U.S. MMA media are finally being presented the other side of the story so that they can form an opinion for themselves. All 3 parts can be viewed after the jump.
Submitted Dec 8, 2008 1:50PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
Paul ''Semtex''Daley Wants UFC Fights In 2009
Standout UK welterweight Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley believes that 2009 might be the year we see him entering the UFC. Speaking with Fighters Only after his stoppage win over John Alessio, a veteran of that organisation, Daley was asked about his future plans. “Alessio was a great win for me. I'm still never 100 per cent happy with any of my performances, but hey... I won, and I stopped him via TKO, something that has never been done before,” he said. “So I think 2009 is the year for Semtex to arrive in the UFC.”
Submitted Dec 8, 2008 1:12PM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Mike Swick seeks defining performance in third welterweight bout
Mike Swick isn't satisfied. Not yet anyway. Despite a dominant performance in a unanimous-decision victory over Marcus Davis at UFC 85, Swick doesn't believe he has hit his stride as a welterweight. Never mind that he convincingly beat a fighter who had not lost in 11 consecutive fights over a nearly three-year period. It wasn't good enough for Swick.
Submitted Dec 8, 2008 1:10PM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Phillipe Nover earns Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt
“My teacher Soca gave me my black belt today. It has been a long journey and I have finally arrived. I’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for over 8 years. To me, obtaining a black belt brings the art to full circle. I will continue to train just as hard as I have been and will strive to the top. Thank you to all my training partners and teachers, especially Soca for believing in me! I only hope to make you all proud next week and bring home victory! I will keep this fire in me burning. My time is now!”
Submitted Dec 8, 2008 1:08PM by MMAcca - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Yoshida Ready To Surprise Koscheck
For Japanese judoka Yoshiyuki Yoshida, the excitement to finally get his second fight in the Octagon is about to hit a fever pitch. He will headline the upcoming UFC Fight for the Troops card on Dec. 10 in Fayetteville, N.C. against Josh Koscheck. After Karo Parisyan was forced out of their scheduled bout at UFC 88 in September just 24 hours away from the bout, Yoshida had to face disappointment instead of a challenge, but he remained hopeful for a big fight in his future. "It was really hard. I trained very hard for that fight and of course I cut weight for that fight. So if I have a chance, I do like to ask Karo how is he doing though, but since I am not the one who pulled out of that fight, I believe I had a right to fight first (before Karo), and UFC did make a fight for me, so I really appreciate that," Yoshida told MMAWeekly.com in an exclusive interview. "This (opponent canceling the fight) also does happen a lot in an intense sport like MMA, so I am not thinking too much about it anymore. I just wait for UFC to decide my opponent and I train hard to win that fight. That's all now."
Submitted Dec 8, 2008 1:05PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Proving He Belongs In The UFC...........Tim Credeur
Tim Credeur is looking to give back a little to the troops on Wednesday night when the Ultimate Fighting Championship puts on its Fight for the Troops card. Being a navy veteran himself, he was excited about the prospect of being on a show of this importance.
Submitted Dec 8, 2008 1:04PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Junie Browning: "TUF Made Me Look Nicer Than I Was"
That was perhaps, according to a quick quote today, the one positive Junie Browning took from his time on TUF 8, a side not shown on TV. He says he's training but broke and says he's "eating beans and bologna".
Submitted Dec 8, 2008 12:30PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
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