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Bas Rutten Blasts The Lay and Pray Style
(addictedmma.com)
The legendary Bas Rutten took to Twitter to rant about the "Lay n Pray" style which again reared its ugly head in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale main event between Clay Guida and Anthony Pettis, here is what Bas had to say: I am not taking anything away from Guida, he did what he needs to do and actually has no choice to do something different. But, Pettis was attacking on his feet, and he was attacking on the ground, non stop. There should be something done with refereeing, otherwise we are gonna see way more of these fights, we are already seeing some. If somebody takes you down, but can't really get the better of the person he took down, they, at least, shouldn't count that takedown. Full Article: For the record: Bas is the King..!!
Submitted Jun 6, 2011 11:39AM by rockyf - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Quick Quote: Michael Bisping replaced Osama Bin Laden as the most hated man in America
(mmamania.com)
Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 coach Jason Miller (via Heavy.com) isn't waiting for the cameras to roll before taking his shots at opposing coach Michael Bisping, who will try and lead a team of mixed martial arts contestants to the promised land on the Spike TV reality show later this year. "Mayhem" was set to make his Octagon return against Aaron Simpson at UFC 132 until Chael Sonnen fought the law -- and the law won.
Submitted Jun 6, 2011 10:36AM by pmoney - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
TUF 13 Finale winner Ed Herman now enjoying life after reality series
(mmajunkie.com)
"The Ultimate Fighter" was a mixed bag for season-three runner-up Ed Herman. It launched his UFC career and brought him notoriety on MMA's biggest stage. But even 10 seasons later, it solidified him as a villain in many fans' eyes. But Herman, who recently returned from a near-two-year layoff to pick up a win at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale, seems to have made peace with his time on the Spike TV reality series.
Submitted Jun 6, 2011 10:18AM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Weekend Rundown: Teixeira Wins 10th Straight
(sherdog.com)
Brazil’s top light heavyweight free agent made quick work of an overmatched opponent Saturday at Shooto Brazil 23, the first stop on what could be Glover Teixeira’s last tour of his home circuit before jumping stateside. Inside the Hebrew Social and Sports Club in Rio de Janeiro, the 31-year-old Teixeira used his famously heavy hands to drub Amapaense Simao Melo, a replacement for original adversary Maurilio “Touro” de Souza. After a brief struggle on the ground, Teixeira unleashed a flurry of knees and punches, finishing the 211-pound catchweight contest with a lights-out right cross at 1:49 of the opening round. The knockout extended Teixeira’s winning streak to 10 and marked the start of a busy summer for the onetime Chuck Liddell sparring partner.
Submitted Jun 6, 2011 9:30AM by pmoney - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Rick Story Explains Taking UFC on Versus 4 Fight With Nate Marquardt
(mmaweekly.com)
Fresh off his win over top contender Thiago Alves at UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill, Story took a couple days to rest, went back into training, and jumped at the opportunity to get right back into preparing for a fight by accepting a bout with former middleweight title contender Nate Marquardt. The bout will take place at UFC on Versus 4 on June 26. Accepting a fight against top competition usually entails several weeks of training camp leading into the bout. Story, however, embraces jumping right into another marquee fight after having earned the biggest win of his career.
Submitted Jun 6, 2011 9:21AM by pmoney - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Report: John Makdessi vs. Paul Taylor Planned for UFC on Versus 5
(bloodyelbow.com)
A lightweight bout featuring two of the UFC's most talented strikers should prove to be quite an exciting one, when John Makdessi meets Paul Taylor at UFC on Versus 5 in Milwaukee on August 14th. I can't wait for this event.
Submitted Jun 6, 2011 3:03AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Noons vs. Masvidal: The Most Important Lightweight Fight No One's Talking About
(bloodyelbow.com)
In the midst of all the lightweight action over in the UFC lately, a very important lightweight bout that will be going down in Strikeforce in 13 days is completely flying under the radar. With Nick Diaz moving over to the UFC to fight champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 137, a lot of people are assuming the next one to make the jump will be Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez. Could it happen? Sure. But if it doesn't, the focus will be on who Melendez is going to defend his title against next in the confines of a Strikeforce cage. And it almost assuredly will be the winner of June 18th's bout between KJ Noons and Jorge "Gamebred" Masvidal.
Submitted Jun 5, 2011 6:11PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza Defends Strikeforce Title Against Luke Rockhold on Sept 10
(mmaweekly.com)
Six straight wins have earned American Kickboxing Academy middleweight Luke Rockhold a title shot against Strikeforce champion Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza on September 10.
Submitted Jun 5, 2011 5:45PM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
"TUF 13" champ Tony Ferguson thinks lightweight may lie ahead but eying Amir Sadollah
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – Tony Ferguson may not be a welterweight forever, but while he is, he'd like to take on Amir Sadollah. Following Saturday night's knockout win in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale, Ferguson admitted a return trip to the lightweight division could potentially loom in his future. But until he makes that call, Ferguson will eye opponents at 170 pounds, and he's already got one in mind. "I saw Amir Sadollah over there, and I knew that he was a pretty big guy that was from 'The Ultimate Fighter,'" Ferguson said. "I think that would be a pretty good little start right there."
Submitted Jun 5, 2011 2:07PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jonathan Brookins looks to return at UFC Fight Night 25 – at featherweight
(mmajunkie.com)
After injuries pulled him out of his first bookings since winning "The Ultimate Fighter 12" in 2010, Jonathan Brookins finally has a date scheduled for his return. He also has a new weight class. The former WEC fighter and fan favorite told MMAjunkie.com Radio he's got a spot on September's UFC Fight Night 25 event in New Orleans, and he's looking to make his return to 145 pounds at the show.
Submitted Jun 5, 2011 2:05PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Strikeforce adds Coenen-Tate, Gracie-Lawal; Souza-Rockhold announced prematurely
(mmajunkie.com)
Showtime officials today announced a pair of new contests for July's "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson" event, as women's welterweight champion Marloes Coenen meets top contender Miesha Tate, and Roger Gracie faces Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal in a light heavyweight affair. Both fights take place on the evening's main card. However, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned that a third bout announced today, a middleweight title fight between Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza and Luke Rockhold, was announced prematurely and will likely take place at a later date.
Submitted Jun 5, 2011 10:15AM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale winner Clay Guida: "Wrestling wins championships"
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – UFC lightweight contender Clay Guida's grappling-heavy victory over Anthony Pettis (13-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) may have done little to wow some fans, but "The Carpenter" doesn't regret the strategy. Sure, he would have liked to finish the fight just as much as Spike TV-viewers probably hoped to witness such a result in the co-feature of Saturday night's The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale event, but it simply didn't happen. Nevertheless, Guida (29-11 MMA, 9-5 UFC) never thought once about straying from his wrestling-based approach. After all, Guida is simply following a blueprint established by countless others – control the position, control the fight.
Submitted Jun 5, 2011 9:45AM by pmoney - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Despite losing title shot, TUF 13 Finale's Anthony Pettis finds a silver lining
(mmajunkie.com)
Those around him may lament the loss of a promised title shot, but Anthony Pettis refuses to dwell on the what-ifs. The final WEC lightweight champion and would-be top UFC contender opted to take a fight with Clay Guida rather than wait on the sidelines for a shot at the gold. Guida derailed Pettis' momentum with a grinder-like performance at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale on Saturday. But Pettis isn't a regretful guy.
Submitted Jun 5, 2011 9:41AM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale draws a reported 1,857 attendees for $429k live gate
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale, which took place Saturday night at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, drew a reported 1,857 attendees for a live gate of $429,000. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) learned of the numbers while at the event's post-fight press conference, though the official figures will be verified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission early next week. The 11-bout event concluded the latest season of the UFC's reality series, "The Ultimate Fighter," and aired on Spike TV.
Submitted Jun 5, 2011 12:47AM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Jim Miller Still Ahead of Clay Guida Despite Win Over Anthony Pettis
(mmafighting.com)
Clay Guida defeated former No. 1 contender Anthony Pettis via unanimous decision at Saturday's TUF 13 Finale, but according to UFC president Dana White, the dominant win didn't help "The Carpenter" secure a lightweight title shot. White told MMA Fighting on Saturday that Jim Miller "is still ahead of [Guida]" in the organization's lightweight rankings despite Guida's win on Saturday night. Miller (20-2) has won his last seven fights in a row. He is scheduled to meet Ben Henderson at UFC on Versus 5 on Aug. 14 in Milwaukee. For the record: I agree w/ Dana.
Submitted Jun 5, 2011 12:16AM by pmoney - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 13 Finale bonuses: Ferguson, Duran, Kingsbury, Maldonado earn $40k awards
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – Tony Ferguson, Reuben Duran, Kyle Kingsbury and Fabio Maldonado each earned $40,000 "Fight Night" bonuses for their performances at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale. Ferguson earned the night's "Knockout of the Night" award, Duran picked up the "Submission of the Night" bonus, and Kingsbury and Maldonado took home "Fight of the Night" honors. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) learned of the bonus winners and award amounts while at TUF 13 Finale post-event press conference.
Submitted Jun 5, 2011 12:05AM by pmoney - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping Talks Jason "Mayhem" Miller and Coaching TUF 14
(bloodyelbow.com)
Michael Bisping thinks he can keep his cool around Jason "Mayhem" Miller. Seriously. At least, that's what he told Gareth Davies of The Daily Telegraph today in a wide-ranging interview. Besides talking about the coaching gig, he discussed how much he loves fighting in the UK, how much he hates downtime, and UFC 130. Bisping comes off a lot better here than he does in a lot of interviews, choosing to not demean or insult anyone and actually make light of the heat he seems to get from North American fans. On the TUF 14 coaching job: "I feel very privileged to get a second term as a TUF coach. It shows the UFC holds me in high regard. It’s great to be seen as a fighter and a personality within the sport. The only downside is that it puts me out of action until December, but it’s not like I’m going hungry," said the British fighter, who leaves the UK for Las Vegas this weekend to start filming on Monday. "All in all, it’s a fantastic situation I’m in."
Submitted Jun 3, 2011 11:46PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Returns to Facebook With Six TUF 13 Prelim Bouts
(mmafighting.com)
LAS VEGAS – For the ninth straight event, the UFC will air preliminary card fights on its Facebook page. Saturday's live finale of Season 13 of "The Ultimate Fighter" will feature six bouts at the social networking online giant leading in to the main card, which will air on Spike TV. The UFC made the announcement on its Twitter account an hour after Friday's weigh-in event for the Saturday card. Leading the charge will be a lightweight bout between Jeremy Stephens and Danny Downes, plus a featherweight contest between Josh Grispi and George Roop.
Submitted Jun 3, 2011 9:33PM by pmoney - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ringside 11 Weigh-In Results
(topmmanews.com)
Here are the weigh-in results: Todd Brown (188.8) vs. Patrick Côté (189.0) Stéphane Pelletier (134.2) vs. Dimitri Waardenburg (133.6) *** for Ringside Bantamweight title Donald Brashear (238.4) vs. Mathieu Bergeron (262.6) vs. David Lafond (155.4) vs. Kevin Morin (154.8) Marcus Hicks (205.4) vs. Yan Pellerin (205.8) Justin Doyon (155.0) vs. Dany Laflamme (154.6) Maxime Léger (145.0) vs. Keven Tremblay (141.6) Tommy Côté (150.0) vs. Jérôme Martin (149.0)
Submitted Jun 3, 2011 8:54PM by sparky - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Brashear ready to fight for own sake
(sportsnet.ca)
For 16 years, Donald Brashear fought for the sake of others. On Saturday, it will be all about him. The former National Hockey League enforcer, who was best known for dropping the gloves when the situation called for it, will don the four-ounce gloves on Saturday night when he makes his mixed martial arts debut at Ringside 11 at the Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City
Submitted Jun 3, 2011 8:51PM by sparky - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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