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Dana White: 'They’ve got some work to do down there at Blackzilians'
f"Blackzilians didn’t represent [at UFC 156]," White stated following Saturday’s press conference. "It was a bad night for them. In the first round, [Overeem] was running into a clinch. He wasn’t throwing anything. Running into a clinch, his hands were down by his knees. Yeah, it was a weird fight. "I don’t know if he thought he could out-slick him and … I don’t know what he thought. He looked terrible. Both of them looked out of shape. Rashad did nothing but this all night (mimics catching jabs with hand). They had a bad night. They probably got to reevaluate some things in their camp." ... "I think [Overeem] looked terrible [Saturday]. Rashad’s a great fighter, Rashad looked terrible, [too]. Yeah, I agree [Melvin Guillard wasn't good in his loss to Jamie Varner]," White said in closing. "They’ve got some work to do down there at Blackzilians. They’ve got some work to do. Vitor [looked good against Michael Bisping], but they didn’t look good."
Submitted Feb 5, 2013 1:00PM by Budgellism - 17 comments
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Cage Warriors 54 adds Taylor-Phillips 185 title fight; McGregor defends 155 belt
A pair of titles will be on the line in May at Cage Warriors 54. Middleweight champion Jesse Taylor (24-9) will put his belt up against John Phillips (16-5), and two-division champ Conor McGregor will defend his lightweight title against an opponent to be named. Cage Warriors 54 takes place May 4 at Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. Broadcast plans for the event are expected to be finalized soon.
Submitted Feb 5, 2013 12:56PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Zoila Gurgel signs multi-fight deal with Invicta FC for April debut
Zoila Gurgel (12-2) apparently is moving on from Bellator. The 115-pound women's champ recently signed a multi-fight agreement with Invicta FC, sources close to the event confirmed to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Gurgel will face a to-be-announced opponent at the all-female promotion's fifth event, which takes place April 6. Though a venue and location have not been announced, and prevoius reports indicated the promotion's hope to expand its horizons, potentially for an event in California, the plan is for Invicta FC 5 to take place in Kansas City, Mo. Bellator and Invicta officials could not be reached Monday evening for comment on the move. Gurgel most recently competed at flyweight for the tournament-based promotion at Bellator 83, where she was choked unconscious in 58 seconds by Jessica Eye.
Submitted Feb 5, 2013 12:55PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
ONE FC 8 set for April 5; Kotetsu Boku defends lightweight title vs. Shinya Aoki
Following this past Saturday's event in Malaysia, ONE FC will return to Singapore in April for a lightweight title fight. "ONE FC 8: Kings and Champions" will take place April 5 at Singapore Indoor Stadium and will be headlined by a 155-pound title fight between champion Kotetsu Boku (20-7-2) and Shinya Aoki (32-6). ONE FC officials recently announced the card and headlining fight, which will be broadcast on Star Sports in Asia. Elsewhere, the main card is available as an online pay-per-view ($9.99) following free prelims at onefc.tv.
Submitted Feb 5, 2013 12:54PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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WSOF 2 takes shape with Branch-Filho, Burkman-LaFlare, Cavalcante-Gaethje
World Series of Fighting's second event is starting to take shape a day after the announcement of an extended TV deal with NBC Sports Network. Several new fights for the card have been revealed by participants and by promotion officials. WSOF 2 will take place March 23 at Revel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., with a heavyweight headliner between former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski (19-9) and former welterweight, middleweight and light heavyweight Anthony Johnson (14-4). In addition, the promotion's first bantamweight title will be on the line as Marlon Moraes takes on Tyson Nam. New fights for the card include David Branch (11-3) vs. Paulo Filho (23-4), Josh Burkman (24-9) vs. Ryan LaFlare (7-0), Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante (17-6) vs. Justin Gaethje (7-0) and Igor Gracie (5-3) against an as-yet unnamed opponent.
Submitted Feb 5, 2013 12:52PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Tyron Woodley More Interested in Fighting Rory MacDonald Than Demian Maia
Fresh off a vicious knockout of Jay Hieron in his UFC debut on Saturday, Tyron Woodley is hoping for a busy year in the Octagon. In fact, he’s already told UFC President Dana White that he’ll be available if someone drops out of the March 16 showdown between Carlos Condit and Rory MacDonald. It’s MacDonald in particular that Woodley has his eye on. “I want to fight him,” Woodley told the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show. “If anything happens with Carlos Condit, God forbid, or something happens with that fight, I already told Dana White.”
Submitted Feb 5, 2013 12:06PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Randy Couture Can’t Buy a Ticket to an Event, but UFC is Son Ryan’s House – Dana White
Randy Couture has signed a partnership with Bellator and Spike TV, and that, or perhaps more particularly how the deal went down, leaves sour taste in UFC president Dana White‘s mouth. “Randy Couture can’t buy a ticket (to the UFC).”
Submitted Feb 5, 2013 12:02PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Anthony Pettis drops to 145, meets UFC champ Jose Aldo on Aug. 3
Two of the most dynamic strikers in all of mixed martial arts will meet Aug. 3 as Anthony Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is dropping from lightweight to 145 pounds to challenge current champion Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) for the UFC featherweight title. USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) on Monday learned of the booking from UFC President Dana White. "Two of the baddest dudes in the fight business are going to fight at 145 pounds," White said. "These guys are two of the most amazing, gravity-defying athletes in the sport. I am so pumped for this fight."
Submitted Feb 5, 2013 6:38AM by jjeans - 41 comments
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UFC's First Set of Official Rankings
Rankings were generated by a voting panel made up of media members. The media members were asked to vote for who they feel are the top fighters in the UFC by weight-class and pound-for-pound. A fighter is only eligible to be voted on if they are in active status in the UFC and a fighter can only appear in one weight division at a time. The champion and interim champion are considered to be in the top positions of their respective divisions and therefore are not eligible for voting by weight-class. However, the champions can be voted on for the pound-for-pound rankings.
Submitted Feb 4, 2013 11:11PM by Poor_Franklin - 27 comments
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World Series of Fighting inks deal with NBC Sports Network, Arlovski vs. Johnson
The upstart World Series of Fighting today announced a new three-year partnership with NBC Sports Network. The first event to be televised under the new agreement will take place March 23, and sources close to the event said a heavyweight bout between ex-UFC champ Andrei Arlovski and Anthony Johnson is set as the headliner.
Submitted Feb 4, 2013 2:59PM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
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Bjorn Rebney Speaks Out on Randy Couture, Eddie Alvarez, And the Real ‘Toughest Tournament in Sports'
Bjorn Rebney Speaks Out on Randy Couture, Eddie Alvarez, And the Real ‘Toughest Tournament in Sports’ (Red rover, red rover, we call Captain America on over! Pic Props: MMAFighting.com) By Jason Moles Between preparing to launch a new mixed martial arts reality television show on Spike TV, to selecting venues for 2014, Bjorn Rebney‘s time for small talk is sparse. But the Bellator MMA CEO always seems to have a moment to discuss his favorite topic — how much he loves running the second-largest MMA promotion in the world, and what the future holds in store. Early Friday morning, just after the Bellator 87 post-fight press conference concluded at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in frigid Mount Pleasant, Michigan, I had the opportunity to speak with Rebney about some of the important topics that have developed in the past few weeks, and the impact they would have going forward for the ever-expanding fight promotion. You could tell the man was tired by the look in his sleep-deprived eyes. Sitting on stage, and probably still laughing on the inside after having watched lightweight contender Lloyd “Cupcake” Woodard shave his facial hair after losing a stipulation match to David “Caveman” Rickels not more than five minutes prior to our conversation (the clippings were still on the table next to him), the most powerful man in the building finally had a fleeting moment to collect his thoughts while resting for the first time that day…
Submitted Feb 4, 2013 11:14AM by LuckyCharms - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Why Top MMA News Says: ‘The Score Is No More’
This past week, Top MMA News broke the very unfortunate news that one of Canada’s top MMA promotions was closing their doors – The Score Fighting Series was ceasing operations. If you missed the news, you can read it HERE. As expected, the news spread rapidly and was met with dismay by the Canadian MMA community. Losing a show of this caliber negatively affects fans, fighters, venues, the promotion’s staff, gyms, the entire sport of MMA. Hell, losing a promotion that was a pipeline for great Canadian fighters in great Canadian markets even negatively impacts the UFC. Jesse Ronson and Josh Hill would not be on the UFC’s radar, if it was not for the Score putting on events. The following day, The Score issued a press release to refute the Top MMA News story. You can read it HERE. It basically said that The Score or the Trustee released some individuals, but no decision was made on Score Fighting Inc. Immediately, fans held their breath and crossed their fingers hoping it was true and web sites that copied our previous story, quickly removed their version and instead stated that the Score was alive and kicking because no decision had been made. Well, sadly, that is not true. The Score Fighting Series is no more.
Submitted Feb 4, 2013 12:55AM by sparky - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
A long-expected bantamweight bout between Marlon Moraes (9-4-1) and Tyson Nam (12-4) finally has a date: March 23. The 135-pounders will meet at World Series of Fighting's sophomore show. Sources close to the event, WSOF 2, told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) bout agreements have been signed. The Las Vegas-based promotion hasn't made a formal announcement about the event or a location. The organization's debut show took place in Las Vegas back in November and aired on NBC Sports Network. The organization initially planned to host its second event this past month, but the date ultimately was pushed back.
Submitted Feb 3, 2013 8:12PM by sparky - 1 comment
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Jose Aldo-Anthony Pettis considered
"Something interesting happened about 10 minutes ago," said White, at the postfight press conference. "Anthony Pettis said, 'I want to go to 145 and fight Jose Aldo.' He told me he'll make 145." "It didn't cross my mind until he texted me, but it's crossing my mind now," White said. "I like it, and I like Pettis." Aldo (22-1), who defeated Edgar via unanimous decision, expressed interest in the fight. "It's up to Dana, but it's an interesting fight," Aldo said. "I train to fight the best. I respect them all. I think Pettis is close to a title shot in his own division." Personally it think aldo needs to go to 155, the cut seems to be getting to be too much. he even said he always get sick doing it.
Submitted Feb 3, 2013 12:48PM by Manak - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC boss says Frankie Edgar is not going to return to lightweight
LAS VEGAS – While former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar said he's not really sure what the future holds, UFC President Dana White said it won't include a return to 155 pounds.
Submitted Feb 3, 2013 11:12AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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White suggests Velasquez-Cormier possible; Barnett not getting quick title shot
LAS VEGAS – On Saturday at UFC 156, Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva derailed Alistair Overeem's planned title shot and threw the heavyweight division into a bit of chaos. Even UFC President Dana White isn't sure what to make of it.
Submitted Feb 3, 2013 11:11AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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UFC: Vitor Belfort didn't fail UFC on FX 7 drug test
LAS VEGAS – Despite a flood of rumors to the contrary, UFC on FX 7 main-event winner Vitor Belfort did not fail a drug test this past month at UFC on FX 7, UFC President Dana White said.
Submitted Feb 3, 2013 11:10AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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White skewers Randy Couture, Ryan remains with UFC
UFC president Dana White didn't hold back when asked about UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture's recent move to Spike TV to work with Bellator. But he did say that Randy's son Ryan will remain with the UFC.
Submitted Feb 3, 2013 11:08AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White says 'it looks like' Chris Weidman is next for Anderson Silva
UFC president Dana White told the assembled media at the UFC 156 post-fight media scrum that "it looks like" Chris Weidman is next for Middleweight champ Anderson Silva.
Submitted Feb 3, 2013 11:07AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Hands Out $50,000 Fighter Bonuses Following UFC 156
The Ultimate Fighting Championship handed out $50,000 fighter bonuses for in-Octagon performances following UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar on Saturday in Las Vegas. Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Antonio Silva and Bobby Green took home the extra earnings.
Submitted Feb 3, 2013 1:48AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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