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UFC Quick Quote: Rory MacDonald will gladly fight Jon Fitch but really wants Carlos Condit rematch
(mmamania.com)
"I'll fight anyone. A lot of people don't want to fight Jon Fitch, but I'll gladly fight him (or) anybody. I'd really like to rematch Carlos Condit, though. [I'd take that fight] 100-percent. I feel like I can beat anyone, that's my confidence. But I know I'm a young guy, I know I have to stay grounded and improve. There's still so much to learn, I'm still very young, I still have so much time to evolve." - Rory MacDonald EDIT:
Submitted Aug 10, 2011 6:15AM by Budgellism - 39 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on Versus 5 Facebook video streams live prelims on Aug. 14
(mmamania.com)
And while no announcement has been made to say this will be the norm from here on out, it certainly appears as though the free Facebook preliminary streams aren't going away anytime soon. No complaints here, right? Here's what's in store for Facebook "friends" on Aug.14: 135 lbs.: Joseph Benavidez vs. Eddie Wineland 185 lbs.: Ed Herman vs. Kyle Noke 205 lbs.: Karlos Vemola vs. Ronny Markes 145 lbs.: Alex Caceres vs. Jim Hettes 155 lbs.: Cole Miller vs. T.J. O'Brien 155 lbs.: Jacob Volkmann vs. Danny Castillo 135 lbs.: Edwin Figueroa vs. Jason Reinhardt
Submitted Aug 10, 2011 6:11AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With bantamweight title shot against Dominick Cruz looming, Demetrious Johnson facing questions of moving to flyweight
(mmamania.com)
At UFC on Versus 6, Demetrious Johnson will square off agianst Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight championship. Despite this, the former is still facing questions regarding his admittedly smaller physique and future fight plans, most notably whether or not he's a natural flyweight and if he's planning to drop down once the UFC adds that division to its active roster. MMANation.com caught up with "Mighty Mouse" so he could give his take on the matter. Video interviews with Mighty Mouse, Dominick Cruz, and Mike Easton in Playground videos section.
Submitted Aug 9, 2011 6:20PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Tachi Palace Fights 10 salaries: Top-level Flyweights prove affordable
(mmajunkie.com)
The total disclosed payroll for this past weekend's Tachi Palace Fights 10 event, which featured some of the world's top 125-pounders, was $85,500. The event, "TPF 10: Let the Chips Fall," took place Aug. 5 at Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif. The California State Athletic Commission today emailed the figures to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Aug 9, 2011 6:03PM by pmoney - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ryan Couture returns at Strikeforce Challengers 19 on September 23rd
(mmajunkie.com)
Coming off the first professional loss of his career, Ryan Couture (2-1 MMA, 2-1 SF) will start the process of rebuilding in the fall. The son of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture is scheduled to return at Strikeforce Challengers 19, which takes place Sept. 23 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The event's main card airs live on Showtime.
Submitted Aug 9, 2011 6:01PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Champ Watson out, Wallhead in against Trigg in BAMMA 7 headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
BAMMA middleweight champion Tom Watson (14-4) has been scratched from next month's BAMMA 7 headliner with a back injury. In his place steps Bellator veteran "Judo" Jim Wallhead (21-6), who now meets Frank Trigg (21-8) in a non-title fight at the Sept. 10 event. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the switch with sources close to the event.
Submitted Aug 9, 2011 5:58PM by pmoney - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC's "man on a mission" Rick Story calls out his next opponent: Dong Hyun Kim
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight Rick Story is ready to fight once again. After getting outwrestled in an upset loss to Charlie Brenneman at UFC on Versus 4, the once-fast-rising contender is aiming to fight someone who will stand and trade with him. And he has a someone already in mind: fellow welterweight Dong Hyun Kim.
Submitted Aug 8, 2011 8:03PM by FastKnockout - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 133 Official Medical Suspensions; Tito Ortiz Heads the List
(mmaweekly.com)
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission on Monday released the post-fight suspensions for UFC 133. The list was relatively short, though main eventer Tito Ortiz was at the top of the list.
Submitted Aug 8, 2011 7:53PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fedor Emelianenko will not retire, expected to compete in Russia and Japan by year's end
(mmamania.com)
Calling all cans! Former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko is looking for a rebound fight in his native Russia and with any luck, could be competing in Japan's FieLDS Dynamite!! card on New Year's Eve. That's according to manager Vadim Finkelchtein in today's release from M-1 Global.
Submitted Aug 8, 2011 2:39PM by pmoney - 13 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC 133 Results: UFC's Matt Hamill Reportedly Says He Will Retire
(bloodyelbow.com)
Matt Hamill was brutalized in the second round of his fight with Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 133. Following the TKO loss it looks like Hamill will be retiring from the sport of mixed martial arts. Hamill lost his last two fights, in addition to the Gustafsson loss he dropped a decision to Quinton Jackson at UFC 130.
Submitted Aug 8, 2011 2:24PM by pmoney - 22 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Steve Cantwell vs. Mike Massenzio added to UFC 136 in Houston
(mmajunkie.com)
A bout between Steve Cantwell (7-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC) and Mike Massenzio (12-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC) has been added to October's UFC 136 event. UFC officials today announced that verbal agreements are in place for the middleweight fight. Featuring a championship doubleheader, UFC 136 takes place Oct. 8 at Houston's Toyota Center. War Robot!
Submitted Aug 8, 2011 10:55AM by pmoney - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 133: What happened to Octagon girl Brittney Palmer?
(mmamania.com)
The curious case of UFC Octagon girl Brittney Palmer continues. Just this past July 19, the popular round card carrier was removed from the official UFC website, which was picked up on by various members of the mixed martial arts community with several reports stating she was on the outs with the promotion. This seemed to be supported by cryptic tweets from Palmer, who stated she was "figuring it all out" and "thanks for all the good luck wishes."
Submitted Aug 8, 2011 9:20AM by pmoney - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Looks Back at UFC 133, Discusses Deal Fedor Turned Down
(mmafighting.com)
PHILADELPHIA -- MMA Fighting spoke to Dana White about a whole host of subjects following UFC 133: why he was so bothered by Dennis Hallman's unique trunks, Rashad Evans performance, his take on Tito Ortiz's performance, why the fans don't like Evans, what's next for Yoshihiro Akiyama and Vitor Belfort, Rory MacDonald's breakthrough performance, sitting with Bernard Hopkins at the event and one last take on the rise and fall of Fedor Emelianenko.
Submitted Aug 7, 2011 6:35PM by kopower - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
GSP and Nick Diaz Likely on Tap for UFC Primetime, but Will Diaz Play the Game?
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC Primetime has become a big hit leading up to some of the promotion’s marquee bouts. The series follows two main event fighters on a three-part, behind the scenes journey leading up to their fight. For UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, the series is old hat. He’s taken part in the promotional vehicle several times. There’s a reason for that. St-Pierre is one of the most popular fighters in the sport, and he realizes that partaking in such promotional tools only helps to drive his popularity, and value, threw the roof.
Submitted Aug 7, 2011 1:43PM by pmoney - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Following Hallman's UFC 133 banana hammock, White serious about short-shorts ban
(mmajunkie.com)
PHILADELPHIA – Who likes short shorts? Clearly not Dana White. The UFC president said he's dead serious about banning the type of bikini bottoms that Dennis Hallman wore at UFC 133 – the same briefs that ever-so-briefly exposed Hallman's nether regions to Saturday's pay-per-view audience. "I'm seriously pissed off at the guys who work us who let him walk out with those things on," White said.
Submitted Aug 7, 2011 1:35PM by Budgellism - 36 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Evans thanks ragtag camp's family atmosphere for UFC 133 victory
(mmajunkie.com)
PHILADELPHIA – Rashad Evans seemingly had every factor working against him. There was the 14-month layoff and potential cage rust. There was the promised title shot that dissolved for a variety of reasons. Then there was the very public split from his former training camp and his residence with a new team – one that had some insiders doubting his preparations for Saturday's UFC 133 pay-per-view headliner with Tito Ortiz.
Submitted Aug 7, 2011 1:34PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Could Dan Henderson be on his way back to the UFC? "Fatso" needs to talk to "Ugly"
(mmajunkie.com)
By now, it's no secret that Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson (28-8 MMA, 3-1 SF) is currently a free agent. And while the sport's newest cliché (other than "stripping down to his Hallmans"), "business as usual," remains the guiding principle behind Strikeforce's business plan, UFC president Dana White admits there's a chance Henderson could soon make the leap back into the octagon. It all depends on what happens when "Fatso" talks to "Ugly." "Dan Henderson is in the mix," White told a small group of reporters following Saturday night's UFC 133 event. "Me and old ugly got to get together and talk and figure stuff out first. "I texted him. I said, 'Hey, ugly. You ready to talk?' He said, 'Whenever you're ready fatso.'"
Submitted Aug 7, 2011 1:33PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC boss: Jim Miller, Chael Sonnen, Brian Stann all likely on verge of title shots
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC president Dana White readily admits it's difficult to predict the direction of his promotion's entire roster mere moments after an event concludes. Who gets cut, who stays, who moves up the ladder – White said he prefers to reflect for a day or two, then convene with UFC officials Lorenzo Fertitta and Joe Silva to make group decisions. However, White did say a trio of fighters – namely Jim Miller (20-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC), Chael Sonnen (25-11-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC) and Brian Stann (11-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) – are all within striking distance of a shot at a UFC title and will soon find themselves in potential No. 1 contender fights.
Submitted Aug 7, 2011 1:30PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 133 results: After finishing Tito Ortiz, Rashad Evans wants to 'teach Jon Jones a lesson'
(mmamania.com)
Rashad Evans finished Tito Ortiz -- once and for all -- in the main event last night (Aug. 6) of UFC 133 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and earned himself a light heavyweight title shot in the process. And a ticket to Denver, Colorado, to challenge the winner of Jon Jones vs. Quinton Jackson at UFC 135 on Sept. 24. Of course, while a win for Ortiz last night would have undoubtedly been good for business as the Huntington Beach hype train would have only built more and more steam, UFC President Dana White is surely seeing nothing but dollar signs at the possible 205-pound title match-ups.
Submitted Aug 7, 2011 10:35AM by pmoney - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
After UFC 133 win, Chad Mendes' title shot could be derailed by hand injury
(mmajunkie.com)
PHILADELPHIA – Following a convincing but low-key UFC 133 win over heavy underdog Rani Yahya, is Chad Mendes still next in line for a UFC title shot? Following Saturday's event, it was a question UFC president Dana White pondered aloud. But he also found a way to divert a direct answer: by pointing out a hand injury that could sideline the young contender for the foreseeable future.
Submitted Aug 7, 2011 9:55AM by pmoney - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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