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Report: B.J. Penn Vs. Rory MacDonald Set For UFC On Fox 5
(bloodyelbow.com)
Tonight on MMA Uncensored, after addressing Jon Fitch's comments about Penn, Nate Quarry had a startling revelation:

Oh my God, talk about a ridiculous thing to say - calling B.J. Penn a "coward". We're talking about B.J., who was the Lightweight champion, who also fought Machida at Light Heavy weight, so he moved up 50 lbs. to fight Machida. Machida, who was undefeated at the time, just knocked out Rich Franklin, just knocked out Stephan Bonnar. B.J. Penn goes to fight him because he's a fighter. That's what he wants to do. Fitch calling B.J. a "coward" is just Fitch trying to get the attention. Fitch trying to hype himself into another big fight, because the Rory MacDonald fight got postponed. And we have it on good authority, my insider has told me, that that fight has been set for the Fox card in December. So we're gonna get that fight.
If Quarry's source is correct, this fight is a huge gain for the UFC On Fox 5 card.
Submitted Aug 10, 2012 1:23AM by lohmann - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Firas Zahabi: Georges St-Pierre told me he wants to fight Anderson Silva
(mmatorch.com)
Today’s “The MMA Show with Mauro Ranallo” podcast featured an interview with Firas Zahabi, head trainer at TriStar gym, who talked about a prospective super fight between Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva. “Georges St-Pierre told me he wants (to fight Anderson Silva). But right now he has to get back on the horse and fight Carlos Condit and be champion again. He needs to keep focused. “(If the Silva fight happens) ideally I’d like a catch weight. I think it’d be more fair. If you fight at a catch weight, Silva won’t be 20 pounds heavier. 177 or 178 pounds is much more fair.” - Firas Zahabi to Mauro Ranallo on The MMA Show
Submitted Aug 9, 2012 10:43PM by Shawn91111 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 4 salaries: Rua, Machida top event's $963,000 payroll
(mmajunkie.com)
The full UFC on FOX 4 paydays (the commission combined purses and win bonuses into one amount) included: The full UFC on FUEL TV 4 payouts included: Mauricio "Shogun" Rua: $240,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus) def. Brandon Vera: $70,000 Lyoto Machida: $200,000 (no win bonus) def. Ryan Bader: $47,000 Joe Lauzon: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Jamie Varner: $12,000 Mike Swick: $86,000 (includes $43,000 win bonus) def. DaMarques Johnson: $18,000 Nam Phan: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Cole Miller: $21,000 Phil Davis: $30,000 vs. Wagner Prado: $16,000 Rani Yahya: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Josh Grispi: $15,000 Phil De Fries: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Oli Thompson: $11,000 Manny Gamburyan: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Michihiro Omigawa: $11,000 John Moraga: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus) def. Ulysses Gomez: $8,000
Submitted Aug 9, 2012 8:26PM by BuffaloDave - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Isaac Vallie-Flagg vs. Adriano Martins added to 'Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy'
(mmajunkie.com)
A second lightweight bout has been added to "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy." Officials today announced that Isaac Vallie-Flagg (13-3-1 MMA, 2-0 SF) vs. Adriano Martins (23-6 MMA, 0-0 SF) is set for the event, which takes place Sept. 29 at Power Balance Arena in Sacramento, Calif. Headlining the event is a lightweight title fight between champ Gilbert Melendez and Pat Healy.
Submitted Aug 9, 2012 8:23PM by BuffaloDave - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Roy Nelson on 'TUF 16' drama: Dana White 'wants to be a fighter, and he's not'
( mmajunkie.com)
It sure didn't take long for Roy Nelson to make waves on the set of "The Ultimate Fighter 16." UFC President Dana White said this past week that the "TUF 10" winner and coach of the reality show's latest installment was already creating trouble in his new role. "It's probably because he wants to be a fighter, and he's not," Nelson countered in a recent interview with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "The first day, as soon as we start filming, he starts shooting his mouth off and saying dumb [expletive]," White said.
Submitted Aug 9, 2012 8:18PM by BuffaloDave - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Trigg Arrested on Charges of Domestic Violence
(mmafighting.com)
Aug 9, 2012 - Former UFC welterweight and one-time MMA commentator Frank Trigg has been arrested on charges of battery domestic violence with strangulation. Prommanow.com was the first to report the news. Trigg was being detained at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on a bond of $15,000. However, he has been released with the payment of the bond, MMA Fighting has learned. His court arraignment is scheduled for Friday, August 10th. Trigg's particular charge carries a potential jail sentence 1 to 5 years in Nevada state prison, and a mandatory fine of $15,000.
Submitted Aug 9, 2012 5:35PM by Gogoplatapus - 19 comments
Filed under: HDNet, UFC
 
Jon Fitch Calls B.J. Penn a 'Coward,' Says He's Not Welcome at AKA
(mmafighting.com)
Jon Fitch clearly still wants a rematch with B.J. Penn. And he doesn't want the future UFC Hall of Famer anywhere near the American Kickboxing Academy gym. The veteran welterweight is scheduled to face up-and-coming star Erick Silva at UFC 153 in Brazil on Oct. 13, but the San Jose, Calif.-based fighter wants another crack at the former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, whom he fought to a majority draw in 2011. On Tuesday, Fitch used a conference call designed to push AKA's new "Fight Factory" reality series on Nuvo TV to dog Penn, calling him a "coward."
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 8:36PM by prophecy033 - 35 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hector Lombard Says He Fought Injured Against Tim Boetsch at UFC 149
(mmaweekly.com)
Former Bellator champion turned UFC middleweight Hector Lombard has now revealed he wasn’t nearly 100-percent as he headed into his Octagon debut against Tim Boetsch at UFC 149. Following a lackluster performance that saw him come out on the losing end of a decision to Boetsch in July, Lombard now says that he actually went into the fight quite injured. The injury will now force him to sit out an additional six-weeks before returning to training. “I want to let all my fans know. I fought my last fight injured. I wasnt 100% sure but I went to the doctors, I have a fracture sternum with a torn cartilage,” Lombard wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 8:32PM by prophecy033 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy' salaries: Rockhold, Lawler top $646K payroll
(mmajunkie.com)
Current Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold and ex-champ Robbie Lawler took home the biggest paydays at "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy." Newly minted Strikeforce welterweight champ Nate Marquardt was the third highest-paid fighter on the event's total payroll, which totaled $645,923. MMAjunkie.com recently requested and received the list of official disclosed paydays from the Oregon State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 8:23PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
'Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy' officially draws 4,186 attendance, $133k gate
(mmajunkie.com)
This past month's "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy" event officially drew 4,186 attendees for a $132,905 live gate. Of the 4,186 attendees, 61 percent (2,561) received complimentary admission. MMAjunkie.com recently requested and received the figures from the Oregon State Athletic Commission, which oversaw the event.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 8:21PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Frankie Edgar sees 'massive changes' in UFC 150 rematch with Benson Henderson
(mmajunkie.com)
Frankie Edgar may have yet another rematch ahead of him Saturday, but he has no designs on things being remotely the same this time around. Edgar meets Benson Henderson in the main event of UFC 150 with the lightweight title on the line – a belt Edgar held for nearly two years, and one he wants back. UFC 150 takes place Saturday at Pepsi Center in Denver. The main card, including the Henderson-Edgar headliner, airs on pay-per-view.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 8:11PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Strikeforce talking to ex-champ Cristiane 'Cyborg' Santos about drop to bantamweight
(mmajunkie.com)
The one-year suspension of Cristiane 'Cyborg' Santos (10-1 MMA, 4-0 SF) ends in mid-December, and Strikeforce officials are already looking at her next move. It's a possible move down in weight to the bantamweight division, where next week's winner of champ Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kaufman could await. "We'll have to talk to [Santos] at that time and see what her interest is as far as going down in weight," Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I know it's something that (Strikeforce matchmaker) Sean (Shelby) has had dialogue about, fighting at 135."
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 8:08PM by lohmann - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Underdog status just fine with Ed Herman against Jake Shields at UFC 150
(mmajunkie.com)
Ed Herman has been living up to his "Short Fuse" nickname since a return this past year from a lengthy injury layoff. The cast member of Season 3 of "The Ultimate Fighter" has been getting in and getting out of his fights quickly during a 3-0 tear, averaging just under 4 minutes a fight with three stoppages – two in the first round. Yet still, ahead of his UFC 150 main card fight against Jake Shields on Saturday, Herman doesn't seem to be getting much attention – which is just fine with him.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 8:08PM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Velasquez thinks UFC champ Dos Santos getting caught up in Overeem's trash talk
(mmajunkie.com)
Cain Velasquez thinks UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos is getting too caught up in Alistair Overeem's trash talk and should focus on other things – like fighting him. "As a champion, you really can't pick and choose who you fight," Velasquez told MMAjunkie.com. "You're supposed to fight the No. 1 contender." Velasquez and his camp now wait to hear from the UFC on whether he'll fight Dos Santos, as he was earlier told.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 8:05PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nike Signs UFC Champion Jon Jones to Global Sponsorship Deal
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC light heavyweight champion has signed a sweeping, worldwide sponsorship deal with sports apparel giant Nike, MMA Fighting has confirmed with multiple sources. The two sides have agreed to a multi-year contract that will see Jones decked out in Nike gear for the foreseeable future. On Sept. 1, when he faces Dan Henderson at UFC 151, Jones will be rocking the famous "Swoosh." As a part of the deal, Jones will be featured on worldwide Nike advertising and receive his own signature line, sources said. It is expected to be announced within a week.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 4:52PM by Poor_Franklin - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jay Hieron vs. Jake Ellenberger set for UFC 151
(mmajunkie.com)
Seven years after his most recent trip to the octagon, Jay Hieron (23-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC) is returning to the UFC. Multiples sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Hieron has agreed to replace injured Josh Koscheck (17-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC) and now will meet fellow welterweight Jake Ellenberger (27-6 MMA, 6-2 UFC) at UFC 151.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 2:34PM by Card - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Says No Rematch for Ben Henderson If He Loses
(mmafighting.com)
Because the lightweight title belt has been involved in a rematch three times in a row, Dana White has said enough is enough. So even if the champion Henderson loses a razor-close, controversial decision, the division and belt will move on, and he'll have to work his way back up.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 12:18PM by Card - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic looks to return to MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
At 37 years old, Croatian combat-sports legend Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic believes he will again compete in MMA. Despite walking away from the Ultimate Fighting Championship after an October loss to Roy Nelson, Filipovic told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) and USA TODAY Sports that he is training in the sport and envisions a return to MMA. "Concerning my retirement from the UFC, I said it was my last fight for the UFC and last fight on the present contract, but I did not say, 'I won't keep fighting,'" Filipovic said. "I never said that. I think the best thing to say is that I was born to fight." After leaving the UFC, Filipovic had surgery to repair torn muscles and tendons in his arm. He has returned to training and said he feels like an athlete reborn.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 8:30AM by Shawn91111 - 16 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Shogun and Ninja Go Separate Ways After Tension with Coach
(fightersonlymag.com)
Internal tensions in Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua’s camp have caused a rift between him and his older brother Murilo ‘Ninja’. Since his first days of competition, Ninja has always been in the corner when Shogun fights but he was absent for the weekend’s bout against Brandon Vera, which headlined UFC on FOX 4. The reason is Andrea Dida, Shogun’s head coach. Ninja does not like him and does not agree with his training methods, nor the way that he coaches. “Guys, I was not with Mauricio in this fight because I have a problem with Dida. I do not agree with the way he corners and drills him,” he wrote on Twitter at the weekend, responding to queries about his absence...
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 3:50AM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Alistair Overeem Responds to Junior dos Santos: ‘I Think He’s Afraid to Fight Me’
(mmaweekly.com)
Last weekend following the action at UFC on Fox 4, UFC President Dana White revealed the news that heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has requested to face Alistair Overeem next instead of Cain Velasquez. Velasquez was the de facto No. 1 contender after his win at UFC 146, and originally he was rumored to face the man that took the UFC heavyweight title from him at UFC 152 in Toronto this September. Delays kept happening and the fight never materialized, but then it was revealed that dos Santos had asked to face Overeem instead because he was a ‘punk’ and had been running his mouth too much of late. Now Overeem has responded after speaking to UFC Tonight, and his belief is that dos Santos really doesn’t want the fight to happen in the first place.
Submitted Aug 7, 2012 11:05PM by prophecy033 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
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