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Dana White Talks UFC Expansion
UFC held it's pre-UFC 80 press conference today, and while UFC was promoting the upcoming Joe Stevenson-BJ Penn LIghtweight Title fight, UFC President Dana White mostly talked about UFC's plans for expansion.
Submitted Jan 10, 2008 4:54PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sean Sherk Possibly Returns in April; Two Title Fights at UFC 84?
UFC Sean Sherk, a former UFC lightweight champion who was stripped of the title after his his suspension from a failed UFC 73 drug test was upheld by the California State Athletic Commission, says he will next fight in April — possibly at an April 19 UFC 84 event in Montreal. In an interview with sportsnet.ca, Sherk said UFC officials recently told him he’d fight in April and that he hopes it’ll be at the Montreal event. Sherk hasn’t fought since July 7, when he posted a unanimous-decision over Hermes Franca in his first title defense. However, the 34-year-old tested positive for elevated testosterone levels and the anabolic steroid Nandrolone, more commonly known as Decadurabolin, during the Sacramento, Calif. event. Sherk appealed, but after a series of delays, the commission ultimately cut his one-year suspension to six months but upheld the $2,500 fine. (He’s eligible to fight again on Jan. 3.) Wow if true this card is shaping up to be a real barn-burner.
Submitted Jan 10, 2008 2:19PM by Bemin - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
MMA Talk-2008 Predictions
Happy New Year!!! It may be a little late but this is the first MMA Talk of 2008. I ended last year with a Year in Review. I would like to start this year looking ahead. I expect it to be another great year for MMA with exciting fights and great fighters.
Submitted Jan 10, 2008 2:05PM by ohiostate1016 - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
Report: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua Returns to UFC on April 19
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (16-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC), a former PRIDE standout who underwent knee surgery after a submission loss to Forrest Griffin in September, will return to the UFC at an April 19 event in Montreal, Canada. The news comes from GracieMag.com, which recently interviewed the fighter about the launch of his new fight team. Rua recently severed ties with Chute Boxe, his longtime home. There’s no word on Rua’s opponent for the April 19 event, which is expected to take place at Montreal’s Bell Centre. The event — the first ever to take place in Canada — will likely feature a title-unification bout between UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra and interim champ (and French Canadian) Georges St. Pierre.
Submitted Jan 10, 2008 1:33PM by Bemin - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kelly Ready for All-Brit Battle
After discovering MMA three years ago, Paul Kelly tore himself away from a life of crime and street fighting to pursue a career in the cage. By the sounds of it, the tough Merseyside scrapper abandoned his old ways in the nick of time. "It's 2008," Kelly said. "No one fights anymore, so it's no good on the streets. Where I live, you get shot in the head."
Submitted Jan 10, 2008 7:54AM by CornishMMA - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Franklin's Father Dies Of Heart Attack
UFC fighter Rich Franklin's father died last night of a heart attack. No other information is available at this time but it could cause another delay to his scheduled fight against Travis Lutter, now scheduled for UFC 83 in April.
Submitted Jan 9, 2008 7:00PM by DCRage - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 82: Jon Fitch vs. Akihiro Gono booked; Fitch inks contract extension (Exclusive)
Top welterweight contender Jon Fitch (15-2) has signed the bout agreement to fight Akihiro Gono (27-12-7) at UFC 82: “Pride of a Champion” on March 1 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, MMAmania.com (www.mmamania.com) just learned In addition, the American Kickboxing Academy standout has re-signed with the organization for another three bouts. He is undefeated (7-0) in the Octagon since his debut in 2005. Fitch has also not lost a professional fight since 2002 — more than five years
Submitted Jan 9, 2008 6:28PM by juanez13 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kendall Grove: "My first six fights, I fought high."
Grove seemed to be on the fast track to stardom in the UFC. After winning TUF 3, Grove managed to reel off two consecutive victories in convincing fashion before being stopped by Patrick Cote in the first round of their battle at UFC 74. Since that fight, Grove has rededicated himself to the sport and is looking forward to righting the ship against Jorge Rivera at UFC 80 on January 19. Grove sat down with our friends over at CagePotato.com to discus a variety of topics.
Submitted Jan 9, 2008 5:22PM by Bemin - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Couture Going All In Saturday Night
UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture will go All In at the poker tables Saturday as host of the Operation All In Charity Poker Tournament at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Couture and several notable celebrities and poker pros as well as players making up a field of 150 will compete for a guaranteed $50,000, with additional proceeds benefitting the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation.
Submitted Jan 9, 2008 1:52PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
This is like losing a penny and finding 20 bucks!!
Submitted Jan 9, 2008 1:43PM by Franklinfan47 - 41 comments
Filed under: UFC
St. Pierre and Faber Join Sherdog P4P Rankings
The first Sherdog pound-for-pound rankings in 2008 deliver a significant shakeup outside the top three. Jumping onto the list is Georges St. Pierre (Pictures), who goes from unranked into the top five. Also joining the list for the first time is featherweight Urijah Faber (Pictures), who defended his WEC belt in December against Jeff Curran (Pictures). Lightweights Gilbert Melendez (Pictures), loser of a tight decision on New Year's Eve, and Sean Sherk (Pictures), inactive while fighting and serving a suspension for steroids, were dropped from the list.
Submitted Jan 9, 2008 12:04PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Guillard taking temporary leave from UFC
UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard (20-7-2 MMA, 3-3 UFC), who was submitted by arch enemy Rich Clementi last month at a UFC 79 event in Las Vegas, will be leaving the UFC to gain some experience in smaller fighter promotions before returning to the octagon. Guillard confirmed the plans — in his trademark way (with foul language, death threats, and a denial that he’s ever really been defeated) — during a recent interview with the baltimoresun.com.
Submitted Jan 9, 2008 11:56AM by cowcatcher - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
Liddell wants Jardine
http://www.mmafightline.com/news/2008/18/chuck_the_iceman_liddell_312952.shtml wants a rematch with Jardine. The guy giving the interview is a major nuthugger though.
Submitted Jan 9, 2008 11:17AM by mrsmiley - 35 comments
Filed under: UFC
Shamrock Vs Shamrock date!!
Heres what i just read!
Submitted Jan 9, 2008 9:43AM by SmileR - 21 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Diego Sanchez not Dropping to Lightweight Division
Sanchez, who publicly flirted with the idea after a split-decision loss to Jon Fitch at UFC 76 in September, will continue to compete in the welterweight division — one of the deepest in the UFC.
Submitted Jan 9, 2008 6:36AM by juanez13 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
WEC Headed to Albuquerque for Feb. 13 Show
World Extreme Cagefighting, the Zuffa LLC-owned fight promotion that’s now the sister organization to the UFC, today announced that it’ll leave Las Vegas for the first time since its ownership change, and the Feb. 13 fight card will feature a total of three title fights.
Submitted Jan 8, 2008 7:47PM by tuvok500 - 4 comments
Filed under: WEC
IFL Opener Takes Shape with 3 Title Fights
Three title fights and two new teams will highlight the International Fight League's 2008 season opener Feb. 29 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. IFL middleweight champion Matt Horwich (Pictures) (21-9-1) will defend his title against Tim Kennedy (Pictures) (9-2). Horwich knocked out Benji Radach (Pictures) to win the belt in December, and Kennedy finished all three of his IFL opponents in 2007. Lightweight titleholder Ryan Schultz (Pictures) (18-9-1), who impressively stopped Chris Horodecki (Pictures) in the IFL Grand Prix, will defend against John Gunderson (Pictures) (15-5). Fabiano Scherner (Pictures) (7-5) will challenge heavyweight titleholder Roy Nelson (Pictures) (11-2).
Submitted Jan 8, 2008 6:12PM by hotrodttt - 3 comments
Filed under: IFL
Spencer Fisher vs. Marcus Aurelio Targeted for UFC Fight Night 13
A UFC Fight Night 13 event planned for April 2 will include a lightweight bout between Spencer Fisher (20-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and Marcus Aurelio (15-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC). Sources closes to both fighters told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the rumored bout has been accepted by both fighters. Fisher, specifically, told some of his fellow fighters about the bout earlier today.
Submitted Jan 8, 2008 5:37PM by nickcuc547 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
No more Hero's. "Pride" and K-1 join forces.
Japanese sports newspaper Tokyo Sports reported that FEG might finish with the HERO'S series and start a new show in March. "From the March show on, I would like to see the entire Kakutougi world unite to do something very interesting." The report began with FEG head Sadaharu Tanikawa talking about a second "grand coalition" but since there is not going to be a second Yarennnoka! show, and FEG and ex-PRIDE people are going for a complete integration it’s basically about a new MMA show being started by FEG and that also means HERO'S could now be completely over
Submitted Jan 8, 2008 1:29PM by cmill21 - 16 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's
Kimbo TAnk?
this may have been posted but i just found this and it make it seem they are fightin feb 16
Submitted Jan 8, 2008 1:14PM by loonytnt - 12 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
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