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Page 474 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Rumor Watch: Chael Sonnen & Michael Bisping Tapped As Likely Coaches For TUF 14
(cagepotato.com)
We’re only one episode into TUF Season 13, and some are already disappointed by the kinder, gentler Brock Lesnar. Sure, we say we want the series to focus more on the fights and less on the drama, but a little tension always makes things more fun. Though it’s far too early to call this season a hit or a flop, the latest TUF rumors already have us eagerly anticipating next season. According to reports from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, noted MMA heels Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping are on deck to tackle coaching duties for season 14 and potentially redefine everything we thought we knew about coaching beef. The likelihood of this pairing hinges largely on the CSAC Ruling and the outcome of Chael’s legal woes.
Submitted Apr 4, 2011 12:25PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Defends TUF 13 Ratings
(bloodyelbow.com)
After watching TUF Season 13, Episode 1 - are you getting tired of The Ultimate Fighter? Do you wish the UFC would do something different with their weekly slot on Spike TV? Dana White took to the Underground Forums to respond to fans and critics complaining about the stale TUF format and commenting on the weak ratings for the Season 13 premiere: "SINCE WHEN IS 1.5 MILLIONS VIEWERS BAD? People have been saying it is dead since season 4. Sit back and watch bitches or don't. TUF isnt going anywhere!!!! deal with it."
Submitted Apr 4, 2011 12:21PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After TUF 13 injury, quickly recovering Myles Jury ready for UFC redemption
(mmajunkie.com)
With a perfect 9-0 record and nine first-round stoppages, Myles Jury entered "The Ultimate Fighter 13" as one of the show's youngest and most promising cast members. But as we saw on this past week's season debut of the Spike TV reality series, the 22-year-old suffered a significant knee injury and was cut from the cast. However, as Jury recent told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio), he's confident a future "TUF" spot or even a UFC fight is in his future once he's fully healed. Jury was head coach Brock Lesnar's fifth-round pick. As MMAjunkie.com detailed in our "Fight Path" series nearly a year ago, the former Detroit Zoo employee began his fighting career a year before he legally was old enough to drive. So despite Jury's age, the King of the Cage vet had the needed experience.
Submitted Apr 4, 2011 10:23AM by pmoney - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Friday's "Strikeforce: Diaz vs Daley" fighter weight-ins open to the public
(mmajunkie.com)
Official fighter weigh-ins for "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley" take place Friday. The festivities take place at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, which also hosts Saturday's Showtime-televised event and championship doubeleheader. The weigh-ins begin at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT local time) and are open to public. "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley" is the organization's first major event since Strikeforce was purchased by its biggest competitor, the UFC. The show features welterweight champ Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley, as well as lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri.
Submitted Apr 4, 2011 10:22AM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
UFC's Dana White: Jon Jones vs Rashad Evans Will Happen in September or October
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC boss Dana White told fans on the UG that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones would face Rashad Evans in "Sept or Oct". Jones took the title from Mauricio Rua at UFC 128 in March. The title shot was to have gone to Jones' then-teammate Rashad Evans, but Evans had to pull out with an injured knee and Jones was offered the shot after beating Ryan Bader at UFC 126. Evans and Jones had trained together at Greg Jackson's MMA camp in New Mexico until Jones agreed to fight Evans in an interview. Evans reacted angrily and ended up leaving Jackson's camp entirely for Imperial Athletics in Florida. Evans will be taking wrestling coach Mike Van Arsdale with him. Greg Jackson has promised to have nothing to do with the bout but Jackson MMA striking coach Mike Winkeljohn has made no bones about training Jones to beat Evans. Winkeljohn spoke to MMA Fighting: "I'm positive I'm going to be working with Jon Jones because, well, the kid didn't do anything wrong. We have a good relationship." ... "But in my mind, if I was fired by Rashad, I don't think I should take myself out of another job just because I used to work with the guy that fired me. ... "Rashad lost to Machida, and he basically left. I know he left me, so that's how I feel. Choosing sides? I don't know if that's the term for it, but he made that choice. I didn't make that choice."
Submitted Apr 3, 2011 10:56PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Gina Carano leaves Xtreme Couture for Greg Jackson's MMA
(mmamania.com)
While certain members of Xtreme Couture were gushing over former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and how exceptional he looks, the world-renowned gym was losing one of its most recognizable stars. That's because Gina Carano has picked up and skipped town for the greener pastures of Greg Jackson's MMA in New Mexico, according to a report from FiveKnuckles.com.
Submitted Apr 3, 2011 5:02PM by Budgellism - 12 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
 
 
Horodecki, Mein Star in Ontario's First Sanctioned MMA Event
(sherdog.com)
ORILIA, Ontario -- After years of advocacy and campaigning in the province, MMA: The Reckoning, at Casino Rama in Orilia, Ontario, marked the first ever sanctioned mixed martial arts event in Canada's most populous province. It was a homecoming of sorts for former WEC lightweight Chis Horodecki, as the “Polish Hammer” submitted Utah's David Castillo in the first round.
Submitted Apr 3, 2011 2:50PM by Rabi - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Praised in Defeat, Curran Says Move to 145 a ‘Possibility’
(sherdog.com)
In the eyes of most, Pat Curran didn't win a single round of his Bellator lightweight title clash with Eddie Alvarez.
Submitted Apr 3, 2011 2:49PM by Rabi - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Rebney: Alvarez’s Next Defense Likely In August
(sherdog.com)
Bellator boss Bjorn Rebney sat down with Sherdog.com’s Greg Savage after watching his golden boy Eddie Alvarez defend his title against a very tough Pat Curran. Rebney wasted no time in stating that he hoped to have his top property back in the cage by August, to face the winner of this season’s lightweight tournament.
Submitted Apr 3, 2011 2:47PM by Rabi - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Imada OK after Violent Bellator KO
(sherdog.com)
“Well,” Toby Imada said, “s--t happens.” Not long after he was dismissed from the Bellator Fighting Championships Season 4 lightweight tournament in a violent knockout loss to Patricky “Pitbull” Freire, Imada (Pictured) faced the music. The 32-year-old Los Angeles native was left unconscious by a flying knee, two follow-punches and a left hook 2:53 into round one of his semifinal matchup with Freire at Bellator 39 on Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Submitted Apr 3, 2011 2:46PM by Rabi - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ricardo Almeida Retires From Fighting, Not The Sport
(mmaweekly.com)
It was a bit of a stunning moment for many people late Wednesday night when they read the news that UFC welterweight Ricardo Almeida was hanging up the gloves and retiring from active MMA competition.
Submitted Apr 3, 2011 2:44PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Mei Yamaguchi Victorious in Pancrase's First Women's Main Event
(mmafighting.com)
Pancrase, the sport's second oldest promotion, broke new ground on Sunday night at Differ Ariake, Tokyo, as they finally held their first women's main event after 17 years of fights. A hotly contested bout between one of the sport's best young stars in Mei "V.V Mei" Yamaguchi and fan-favorite "Windy" Tomomi Sunaba headlined Pancrase's first event since the devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11.
Submitted Apr 3, 2011 10:18AM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Ultimate Fighter coach Brock Lesnar was 'a beast' training with Xtreme Couture
(mmamania.com)
It's tough to determine how a fighter will deal with a loss, especially one that is particularly devastating or embarrassing. Such was the nature of Brock Lesnar's defeat at the hands of Cain Velasquez at UFC 121, where "Brown Pride" had the big man doing cartwheels in the middle of the cage. Not only did Velasquez take his heavyweight title, he had the entire martial arts world thinking Brock might pack his bags and head back to the scripted world of pro wrasslin'. After such a desolating loss, it's difficult to blame anyone for thinking as much. It's natural to wonder how a former champion will react to losing his strap, specifically in the manner in which he lost it.
Submitted Apr 3, 2011 10:12AM by pmoney - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Bellator 39 Results
(mmafrenzy.com)
Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez scored a unanimous decision over Pat Curran to retain the 155-pound belt in his first title defense in Saturday’s Bellator 39 main event in Uncasville, Conn. Rick Hawn edged former champ Lyman Good by split decision to advance to the finals of the season four welterweight tournament, while Patricky “Pitbull” Freire moved to the lightweight finals with a first-round knockout of Toby Imada.
Submitted Apr 3, 2011 9:37AM by kopower - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
After failed test, UFC's Thiago Silva goes before NSAC on April 7
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva hopes to see a quick resolution to his run-in with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Apr 2, 2011 4:39PM by Rabi - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ronny Markes Shines in Shooto Brazil 22 Title Tripleheader
(sherdog.com)
BRASILIA, Brazil -- The crowd that showed up in force at the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brazil's capital witnessed heavy fighting at Shooto Brazil 22, where three Shooto South American titles were on the line. No one was more impressive in capturing gold than hot light heavyweight prospect Ronny Markes.
Submitted Apr 2, 2011 4:35PM by Rabi - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
http://mmaweekly.com/strikeforces-gegard-mousasi-olympic-boxing-hopeful
(sherdog.com)
If Tatsuya Kawajiri is anxious about his impending Strikeforce lightweight title showdown with champion Gilbert Melendez, he certainly isn’t showing it.
Submitted Apr 2, 2011 4:34PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Strikeforce’s Gegard Mousasi: Olympic Boxing Hopeful?
(mmaweekly.com)
After having captured multiple titles in Dream and Strikeforce, along with a recent win over K-1 heavyweight champion Kyotaro, it doesn’t seem like there could be much left for Gegard Mousasi, or is there?
Submitted Apr 2, 2011 4:32PM by Rabi - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Manny Gamburyan Eyes June UFC Return, Hopes to Fight At TUF 13 Finale
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC featherweight Manny Gamburyan tells MMAWeekly.com that he is healing up nicely from the back injury he sustained in training last month, and is pushing to make his long-awaited Octagon return in June.
Submitted Apr 2, 2011 4:31PM by Rabi - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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