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Dana White undecided on bringing Josh Barnett to the UFC
Dana was very non-committal on the idea of Josh making the transition (via Tatame): I do not know, we'll find out soon. We'll see.
Submitted Jan 2, 2013 3:32PM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kurt Holobaugh set to meet Pat Healy at 'Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine'
Undefeated lightweight Kurt Holobaugh (7-0 MMA, 0-0 SF) is expected to meet Pat Healy (28-16 MMA, 6-1 SF) at Strikeforce's final event. Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that verbal agreements are in place for the bout, though contracts have yet to be signed. The fight serves on the Showtime Extreme-televised portion of "Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine," which takes place Jan. 12 at Chesapeake Energy Center in Oklahoma City.
Submitted Jan 2, 2013 3:28PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
UFC targets HP Pavilion in San Jose for April 20 UFC on FOX 7 card
A UFC on FOX event planned for April 20 now has a city and venue. Multiple sources close to the event on Wednesday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., is targeted to host the event, which is expected to be UFC on FOX 7. As of yet, no matchups are confirmed for the fight card. The UFC's most recent trip to San Jose came this past July with UFC on FUEL TV 4, which featured a middleweight headliner between Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman. The event drew a reported 4,250 fans for a live gate of $163,485 and drew a peak of 291,000 viewers on FUEL TV.
Submitted Jan 2, 2013 3:27PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
It's several months removed, but one of the biggest MMA stories of 2012 still lingers. And it will linger at least through April, when two of its key parties are scheduled to meet. Add Donald Cerrone's name to the list of fighters who have had an opinion on Jon Jones turning down a fight with Chael Sonnen, which helped lead to the cancellation of UFC 151 in September. The interesting part about Cerrone's stance? He and Jones are teammates at the Jackson-Winkeljohn camp in Albuquerque, N.M. – and he definitely isn't playing favorites just because they share a gym and a coaching staff. "Yes, I'd have fought," Cerrone said this past Friday at a question-and-answer session for fans prior to the weigh-ins for UFC 155 in Las Vegas. "They could call me tomorrow and ask me to fight. I think you need to fight. That's our job. I don't think you should curl up and find a way out. So yes, that's my answer."
Submitted Jan 2, 2013 3:04PM by SmileR - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF Coach Wittman helps wife find her Dad
TUF 16 coach Trevor Wittman has just tweeted the following message:
Submitted Jan 2, 2013 2:46PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Justin Salas out of UFC on FX 7, Edson Barboza now meets newcomer Lucas Martins
A training injury has knocked Justin Salas (10-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) out of a preliminary-card fight against Edson Barboza (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) at "UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping" later this month. Stepping in for Salas is UFC newcomer Lucas Martins (11-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC). Sources close to the promotion on Wednesday confirmed the news to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). UFC officials later announced the change. Martins just this past month won a pair of fights in Sao Paulo in less than a week's time. He submitted Thiago Sampaio with a first-round rear-naked choke in 43 seconds on Dec. 8, then turned around and stopped Oberdan Vieira Tenorio with a head-kick knockout on Dec. 13 under the Jungle Fight banner.
Submitted Jan 2, 2013 2:19PM by DrivenDavies15 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Stephens to 145
After Stephens was knocked out in his last fight he has decided to try a new weight class. Jeremy Stephens has tweeted that he will be cutting down to 145lbs to sample the UFC's FW division.
Submitted Jan 2, 2013 1:16PM by Rabi - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn announces MMA retirement
After 127 pro MMA fights over more than 17 years, UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn finally is calling it quits. The 54-year-old legend made the news official on Tuesday on his official website.
Submitted Jan 1, 2013 9:45PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Brunson: I did the best I could on 8 days notice
Derek Brunson has rewatched his fight. He knows it wasn't his best performance but he feels he did the best he could with the notice he was given. Winning on his UFC debut against a UFC veteran will quite possibly lead to bigger things. Brunson posted the following message to all of his fans:
Submitted Jan 1, 2013 4:17PM by Rabi - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Confirmation for Overeem's hearing
Keith Kizer of the Nevada Athletic Commission has confirmed that Alistair Overeem's application will be heard on January 8 2013.
Submitted Jan 1, 2013 9:20AM by Rabi - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Paul Daley claims Bellator is preventing him from working
Welterweight star Paul Daley is locked out of the U.S. due to visa issues while he's facing criminal charges in England. He is complaining on Facebook that Bellator is preventing him from taking fights in the UK while he's locked out of the U.S.
Submitted Jan 1, 2013 2:28AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC offers to pay for Mike Dolce's services to get Cyborg to 135
Nutrition specialist, Mike Dolce, discusses UFC offer to work with Cris "Cyborg" Santos in an effort to get her to 135 for a superfight with Ronda Rousey.
Submitted Jan 1, 2013 2:26AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Glory World Series Expands Into the U.S. in 2013, Continued Plans to Revive Fight Scene in Japan
The tradition of huge shows in Japan on New Year’s Eve goes back many years, but with the mixed martial arts and fight scene in general in the country failing over the last several months, many wondered if 2012 would be the first year no major show would close out 2013. Thanks to Glory World Series and a partnership with DREAM, the New Year’s Eve show was saved, and later tonight a double card featuring several MMA bouts as well as a 16-man heavyweight kickboxing tournament will cap off 2013 in Japan.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 7:41PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Esparza-Hyatt official for Invicta FC 4; card finalized with 12 bouts
A previously reported headliner for Invicta FC 4 now is official between Carla Esparza and Bec Hyatt. Promotion officials finalized the fight on Sunday as the main event of the show, which takes place Jan. 5.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 4:32PM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC 155 winner Erik Perez hoping to continue surge toward 4-0
Erik Perez sees no reason to slow his momentum following his third straight UFC win. "I feel awesome, and I'm ready to rest one week and come back to train again for another fight," he said after a win at UFC 155.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 4:24PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 155 medical suspensions: Boetsch, Belcher among potential six-month terms
Fourteen fighters from this past weekend's UFC 155 event received medical suspensions, including up to six month terms for Tim Boetsch, Alan Belcher, Michael Johnson and Todd Duffee.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 4:21PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 155 Salaries: Junior dos Santos ($400,000), Cain Velasquez ($200,000) top payroll
Junior dos Santos did not retain his heavyweight crown in the UFC 155 headliner on Saturday night, but he did leave the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with the evening’s largest disclosed payday. According to salary information released by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday, “Cigano” pocketed $400,000 in dropping a five-round verdict to Cain Velasquez, who earned $200,000 for regaining the belt he lost to dos Santos at UFC on Fox 1 in November 2011. Additionally, former middleweight No. 1 contender Yushin Okami raked $84,000 for his unanimous decision triumph over Alan Belcher ($37,000), while Jim Miller made $82,000 in dispatching Joe Lauzon ($27,000) in a wildly entertaining co-main event.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 2:43PM by jay98107 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jamie Varner Squashes Beef with Melvin Guillard, Wants Joe Lauzon Next
Jamie Varner finally put out the fire he had with Melvin Guillard with a win at UFC 155, but now he's got his sights set on Joe Lauzon.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:56PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Joe Lauzon Receives 40 Stitches After Award Winning Performance at UFC 155
If there's a more exciting fighter to watch in the UFC than Joe Lauzon, they certainly have not proven it in 2012.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:54PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Confusion continues, Cormier may be next for Jones
Chael Sonnen is somehow the #1 contender at light heavyweight, Machida and Henderson were fighting to be #1 contender until Gustafsson beat Rua to earn the honor. But now Dana White says Daniel Cormier might somehow be next for Jon Jones.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:52PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
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