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Nakamura Fails Post-UFC 76 Drug Test
(sherdog.com)
Kazuhiro Nakamura, who made his UFC debut at UFC 76, failed a post-fight drug test when he tested positive for marijuana. Nakamura lost to Ryoto (Lyoto) Machida by unanimous decision. Doesn't sound like too harsh a penalty, he probably wouldn't have fought again for at least 3 months anyway. There's still the steroid test results though, those are probably a couple weeks away.
Submitted Sep 26, 2007 7:00PM by DCRage - 21 comments
 
Mario Sperry, Ian Freeman to replace two IFL coaches in 2008
http://www.mmafighting.com/news/2007/sperry_freeman_to_replace_two_ifl_coaches_in_2008.html I wonder which coaches they are replacing. I would say Yasuda. Correct me if i'm wrong, but wasn't he just a bodybuilder or does he has a martial arts background. On his website it doesnt say anything about training anything other than weights.
Submitted Sep 26, 2007 6:37PM by bezun - 1 comment
 
Nogueira vs. Kongo at UFC 79?
(ufcdaily.com)
That's one of the latest rumors for UFC 79 on 12/29. Perfect timing if you ask me, Nog is coming off a solid debut victory and Kongo just got his biggest win against CC. Put them both in the Octagon, winner gets the next shot at the HW Title.
Submitted Sep 26, 2007 4:51PM by DCRage - 16 comments
 
5 Oz. Exclusive: Former PRIDE V.P. Millen speaks out about UFC’s Handling of Possible Liddell vs. Silva Match
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
FiveOuncesOfPain.com contacted former PRIDE USA V.P. Jerry Millen to get his reaction on Chuck Liddell’s recent unanimous decision loss to Keith Jardine at UFC 76, which potentially spoiled another shot at a long-awaited dreamatch between Liddell and former PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva.
Submitted Sep 26, 2007 1:50PM by zephead - 15 comments
 
Clay Guida vs. Roger Huerta Targeted for December’s “TUF” Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned that UFC and Spike TV officials are working on a Clay Guida vs. Roger Huerta fight that would headline The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale. The event takes place Dec. 8 at The Palms Las Vegas and airs on Spike TV.
Submitted Sep 26, 2007 1:05PM by szucconi - 18 comments
 
Female Fans Punch Up Ultimate Fighting's Popularity
(fox11az.com)
When Heather Donnelly's neighbor introduced her to the Ultimate Fighting Championship about a year ago, she thought the competition was brutal. But the bloody bouts, filled with kicking, punching and wrestling, caught her attention.
Submitted Sep 26, 2007 11:29AM by zephead - 6 comments
 
Daniel Puder Q & A
(15rounds.com)
Making the transition from professional wrestler to mixed martial artist is a very challenging task. With his near submission in a shoot match over Kurt Angle at a World Wrestling Entertainment show, Daniel Puder immediately made a big name for himself. Since leaving WWE for MMA, Puder has looked very impressive in amassing a perfect 5-0 record.
Submitted Sep 26, 2007 11:28AM by zephead - 3 comments
 
CompuStrike Clarified
(weblogs.baltimoresun.com)
I wanted to add a couple of clarifying points to my CompuStrike discussion in yesterday's entry. First, Bob Canobbio, President of CompuBox Inc., sent me the following clarification by email regarding CompuStrike's true purpose in MMA:
Submitted Sep 26, 2007 11:26AM by zephead - 0 comments
 
Old-School Event Sparks Backlash In Brazil
(sherdog.com)
Rio Heroes, an MMA show in Brazil produced for a Brazilian website, is to hold its next event tonight and air it online for free. What makes it controversial is it's an "old-school" style event similar to UFC in its early days-no gloves, no time limit, and pretty much no rules. It sounds interesting because they are trying to make it like UFC originally was when it was bare-knuckle no-holds-barred fighting, but that's what's making it controversial in Brazil. But what really strikes me as well is the promoter says he's not promoting MMA, his events are street fights yet he claims he's trying to return MMA to its origins.
Submitted Sep 26, 2007 10:45AM by DCRage - 6 comments
 
mma weekly rankings updated
mmaweekly.com
shogun still ranked #2 lhw, i dont know about that.
Submitted Sep 26, 2007 10:36AM by nickcuc547 - 16 comments
 
With Visa Issues Resolved, Hector Lombard Set to Face Karo Parisyan at UFC 78
(mmajunkie.com)
After some uncertainty due to visa issues, Hector Lombard (11-2-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will be permitted to enter the U.S. to take on welterweight contender Karo Parisyan (17-4 MMA, 7-2 UFC) at UFC 78.
Submitted Sep 26, 2007 8:29AM by aznteabagger - 8 comments
 
“HELL BOY” HANSEN’S PURGATORY?
(thefightnetwork.com)

Most mixed martial arts fighters dream of scoring a contract to fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, sometimes top ten lightweight Joachim “Hellboy” Hansen (15-5-1) wants nothing more than to get out of his.
Submitted Sep 26, 2007 7:39AM by CornishMMA - 3 comments
 
Thiago Alves -VS- Ryo Chonan at UFC 78
(mmaweekly.com)
MMAweekly are rumoring this fight, it was already reported that Chonan has signed with the UFC and would most likely make his debut at this event, but with this rumored fight it must mean that he is cutting to 170
Submitted Sep 26, 2007 7:13AM by CornishMMA - 0 comments
 
Kenny Florian Likely on Shelf Until February
(mmajunkie.com)

UFC lightweight Kenny Florian (7-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC), fresh off a quick main-event victory over Din Thomas, has returned to training, but the fighter says he’s unlikely to return to the Octagon until February 2008.........
Submitted Sep 26, 2007 7:08AM by CornishMMA - 8 comments
 
Burkman, Petz to duke it out in Cincy on October 20
(ufc.com)
Welterweights Josh Burkman and Forrest Petz will look to continue their march up the 170-pound ranks on October 20th, when they square off at UFC 77, which will be held at US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Submitted Sep 26, 2007 7:03AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
 
Griffin+Tavares Earn $40,000 “Fight of the Night” Bonuses + Forrest gets SOTN
(mmajunkie.com)

Tyson Griffin and Thiago Tavares, two UFC lightweights who fought in the first televised bout at UFC 76 this past weekend, were awarded $40,000 each as “Fight of the Night” bonus recipients.................
Submitted Sep 26, 2007 6:25AM by CornishMMA - 5 comments
 
Matt Hamill Campaigns for Dec. 29 Rematch With Michael Bisping
(mmajunkie.com)

UFC light heavyweight Matt Hamill, who was on the wrong end of a split decision at UFC 75, wants a rematch with his opponent, “The Ultimate Fighter 3” winner Michael Bisping, as soon as December...........
Submitted Sep 26, 2007 6:23AM by CornishMMA - 8 comments
 
Andrei Arlovski a Guest Bouncer on Tomorrow’s “Jerry Springer Show”
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC heavyweight Andrei Arlovski hasn’t fought since April — and he hasn’t been booked to fight anytime in the near future — but the former champ and Chicago-based fighter has gotten a gig in the interim: security detail for the “Jerry Springer Show.“ Arlovski was invited on the show as a guest bouncer for a show taping, and the 60-minute episode will air tomorrow.
Submitted Sep 26, 2007 12:38AM by Sam_Rothstein - 7 comments
 
UFC 76 Salaries: Chuck Liddell Earns $500,000; Jardine Gets $14,000
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 76 took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 22, and featured Keith Jardine’s upset split-decision victory over Chuck Liddell. Jardine earned $14,000 for the victory, and Liddell earned $500,000 in defeat. Other top paydays included Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, who earned $150,000 — $106,000 more than Forrest Griffin, who submitted him in the third round. Additionally, Lyoto Machida earned $50,000 for a victory over Kazuhiro Nakamura ($20,000). The full amounts included: Keith Jardine ($14,000) def. Chuck Liddell ($500,000) Forrest Griffin ($44,000) def. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua ($150,000) Jon Fitch ($44,000) def. Diego Sanchez ($22,000) Lyoto Machida ($50,000) def. Kazuhiro Nakamura ($20,000) Tyson Griffin ($24,000) def. Thiago Tavares ($9,000) Rich Clementi ($24,000) def. Anthony Johnson ($5,000) Jeremy Stephens ($6,000) def. Diego Saraiva ($3,000) Christian Wellisch ($14,000) def. Scott Junk ($4,000) Matt Wiman ($16,000) def. Michihiro Omigawa ($5,000
Submitted Sep 26, 2007 12:35AM by Sam_Rothstein - 15 comments
 
The Price of (In)Experience
(sherdog.com)
At a news conference two days before his UFC 76 fight against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Forrest Griffin (Pictures) explained how he had inserted himself into a showdown with the man considered the best light heavyweight in the world: "We're thinking about you and [Ryoto] Machida on Sept. 22," UFC matchmaker Joe Silva had said to him.
Submitted Sep 25, 2007 6:20PM by aznteabagger - 4 comments
 
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