UFC 70: Cro Cop training with Nastula and Corletta for Gonzaga
Mirko trains hard for every fight, his upcoming fight with Brazilian fighter Gonzaga is no exception. He has been training for weeks now in his private gym with two-time BBJ world champion Marcio Corletta, and recently he was joined by Olympic judo gold medalist Pawel Nastula
PRIDE 5/20 Saitama show postponed
Dream Stage Entertainment issued a press release stating that Lorenzo Fertitta has asked for the PRIDE 5/20 Saitama Super Arena event (the promotion’s Lightweight GP tournament - first round) to be postponed. “There is not enough time for production and promotion.”
Trash Talkin' Tito on TitoOrtiz.com
People are sooooooooo pissed at Tito that the casual fan of MMA have signed up for Tito's forum to post flaming messages for the former UFC champion to take notice.
Kitaoka Locked In for Upcoming PRIDE Lightweight GP
Kitaoka's win signifies the first confirmed entry in the much-anticipated 16-man tournament. It also triggers speculation about a possible match against sometimes-training partner Shinya Aoki, who is also expected to compete in the tournament.
Arona’s mind on the ADCC
Ricardo Arona has no time to lament. Knocked out by Rameau Sokodjou last Sunday, at Pride 34, the Brazilian Top Team black belt is already looking ahead and worrying about getting over the illness - suspected dengue fever - that affected his performance in his battle with the Cameroonian. "I am confirmed at the ADCC, to fight in the under-99kg category. I want to get better fast, as I have little time,"said Arona to GRACIEMAG.com.
When questioned about the possibility of facing Roger Gracie in the superfight, since the current champion Dean Lister is out due to injury, Arona says he sees no problem in that. “I don’t know anything about that yet, but I would surely accept. That even picks me up a bit, it would be an interesting fight,” said Arona, who was absent from the last ADCC because of the Pride middleweight Grand Prix, and thus did not defend the superfight title he won in 2003 with a win over Mark Kerr.
Set for the 5th and 6th of May, ADCC 2007 has not yet announced the substitute for Dean Lister. So stay tuned to GRACIEMAG.com to find out all the news relating to the greatest submission grappling event on the planet.
Interview with Cobra Kai's Sonny "Boy" Nohara
On December 16, 2006, Sonny "Boy" Nohara received his brown-belt from the "American Ronin" Marc Laimon; making him just the fifth person ever to receive this rank at Las Vegas' famed Cobra Kai Academy. What's even more impressive is that Sonny achieved this feat after training jiu-jitsu for only four and a half years. A native of Hilo, Hawaii, Sonny has won many gi and no-gi tournaments all over the west coast, which have included many advanced, purple-belt, and super fight matches. Fortunately, I was able to catch up with Cobra Kai's newest brown-belt just before he competes in the GQ U.S. Nationals Pro Flyweight 8-man tournament this Saturday in Las Vegas.
Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge Interview
Marlene: In the Future do you plan to stay in K-1 or can we expect to see Big daddy back in MMA?
Big Daddy: Absolutely, I thought I was going fight UFC last year, but who knows maybe this year, the year is still young. We’ll see what happens I’m open to offers, I’ve had offers to fights in other shows but I don’t want to sell myself cheap.
Week two: Strength in numbers
(Brockton native Joe Lauzon, a UFC lightweight fighter and member of the cast of TUF 5, will give exclusive insight to bostonherald.com readers immediately following each week’s episode. Here is his commentary on Episode 2.)
GUILLARD CITED FOR ALLEGED COCAINE USE
A post-fight urinalysis conducted for April 5 UFC Fight Night headliner Melvin Guillard has allegedly tested positive for cocaine metabolite, said the Nevada State Athletic Commission today – a first for a mixed martial arts athlete in the State.
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Guillard (20-6-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC), who was submitted via guillotine choke in just 27 seconds, tested positive for cocaine metabolite, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which conducted the test.
UFC 70 Weigh Ins
If anyone is thinking of going to the ufc 70 weigh ins, they are on....
Friday 20th April
Free and open to the public:
Bridgewater Hall - Lower Mosely Street, Manchester
Doors open 12:45pm GMT