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Jeff Lacey Signs Agreement To Face Nick Diaz In Boxing Bout
(sbnation.com)
May 6, 2011 - According to a press release, former IBF super-middleweight champion Jeff "Left Hook" Lacy has formally agreed to face Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz in a professional boxing bout. There is no word on whether or not Diaz will agree to the bout or which weight class this fight will be contested at should it be made.
Submitted May 6, 2011 2:31PM by emfleek - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
Del Rosario in car accident, Noons-Masvidal targeted for "Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum"
(mmajunkie.com)
Heavyweight Shane Del Rosario (11-0 MMA, 3-0 SF) has withdrawn from an upcoming bout with fellow prospect Daniel Cormier (7-0 MMA, 4-0 SF) following a car accident this past week, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today learned from sources close to the event. A lightweight bout between K.J. Noons (9-2 MMA, 2-1 SF) and Jorge Masvidal (21-6 MMA, 2-0 SF) will likely take its place, according to a separate source. Lots of fights falling apart today, damn. Hope Shane is alright.
Submitted May 6, 2011 1:24PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Lyman Good out at Bellator 44, promotion seeking replacement for Dan Hornbuckle
(mmajunkie.com)
Former Bellator welterweight champion Lyman Good (11-2 MMA, 4-2 BFC) has been forced out of a planned matchup with Dan Hornbuckle (22-4 MMA, 3-2 BFC), and the organization is currently seeking a replacement. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the withdrawal, which was first reported by Sherdog.com.
Submitted May 6, 2011 1:22PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
McCrory planning return to MMA after almost 2-yr hiatus
(mixedmartialarts.com)
When Tamdan McCrory was last seen in the Octagon, he was on the losing end of a split decision against John Howard at UFC 101. It was his second loss in three fights, and the fighter known as “The Barn Cat” had gone 2-3 since starting his professional mixed martial arts career with nine straight wins. Even though McCrory, a native of Cortland, N.Y., has not fought since his loss to Howard more than a year and a half ago, he has stayed busy helping MMA develop in his home state. He operates out of CNY MMA, which he co-owns. The gym has three locations in New York: Cortland, Binghamton and Watertown.
Submitted May 6, 2011 12:34PM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Tim Kennedy: 'Give Me Robbie Lawler. Let Me Fight That Guy'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Strikeforce middleweight and former Special Forces sniper/Green Beret Tim Kennedy has a lot to be thankful for this week.  As a man that has served in Afghanistan and personally looked for Osama Bin Laden, he is clearly happy that justice has been served.  He has spoken about this on two different radio shows in the last two days, offering an obviously unique perspective - Steve Cofield's ESPN radio show, and Sirius XM Fight Club.  He also has some stuff to say in regards to his next fight:(On the Cofield show, at 11:07 mark ):TK: "It's not 100% yet, but it looks like it's going to be at the end of July on the Dan Henderson/Fedor card, and I'm already gettin' in my training camp, gettin' ready to go, so for me, I'm fighting at the end of July.  I just have to get somebody to say yes to fight me.
Submitted May 6, 2011 12:20PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Charlie Brenneman Replaces Matt Riddle at UFC on Versus 4, Faces T.J. Grant in Pittsburgh
(mmaweekly.com)
Matt Riddle has been forced out of the upcoming UFC on Versus 4 card in Pittsburgh, so Pennsylvania native Charlie Brenneman has been tapped to step in and face T.J. Grant.
Submitted May 6, 2011 12:13PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC: No Local Octagon Girls Have Been Hired for Rio Event
(mmafighting.com)
MMA Web sites were buzzing earlier this week when word broke that Brazilian model Maria Melilo would serve as a guest Octagon Girl at UFC 134 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The news was first reported by Brazilian outlet Terra.com.
Submitted May 6, 2011 9:19AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gleison Tibau Replaces Cody McKenzie, Will Face Bart Palaszewski at UFC 130
(mmafighting.com)
Ultimate Fighter season 12 contestant Cody McKenzie has been forced out of his UFC 130 fight with an injury, and Brazilian Gleison Tibau is likely to step in and replace him in facing veteran Bart Palaszewski. The UFC confirmed that Tibau has verbally agreed to the bout. McKenzie (12-1) has split his two fights in the UFC octagon, winning his debut with his trademark guillotine choke variation before dropping his most recent fight in a technical submission to Yves Edwards.
Submitted May 6, 2011 9:15AM by emfleek - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Sanchez Donates Grapplers Quest Purse To Autism Charity
(bloodyelbow.com)
A regular fixture of the North American UFC Fan Expos, Grapplers Quest was present promoting a series of No Gi grappling matches that featured a 'Superfight' tournament for fans in Toronto, Canada this past weekend starting on the Friday and ending on the Saturday. Among the participants of this tournament was UFC Welterweight Diego Sanchez who will take on Matt Hughes at a yet to be announced UFC event later this year.
Submitted May 5, 2011 10:06PM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Ellenberger healing following successful surgery, eyes Top 10 opponent in return
(mmajunkie.com)
Jake Ellenberger is a lucky man. Rather than a mass of ravaged bone and tendon, he broke a single metacarpal on his left hand – the fourth one, to be exact – when he knocked out Sean Pierson this past Saturday at UFC 129. He'll be able to hit stuff again in six to eight weeks following corrective surgery he underwent Tuesday. That means no zombie hand, as recently seen with UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz's left paw following months of abuse. As for who Ellenberger (25-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is eyeing following his fourth-consecutive win in the UFC, he told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he'd like a top-10 opponent and feels he's earned the opportunity.
Submitted May 5, 2011 9:59PM by pmoney - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
With Tristar training, UFC 129 win, Rory Macdonald looks to move up the ladder
(mmajunkie.com)
Rory MacDonald may have just needed a change in scenery. A half-year after moving from his hometown of Kelowna, British Columbia to Montreal, Quebec, to work with Firas Zahabi at Tristar Gym, the Canadian welterweight is hitting his stride. With a key victory over Nate Diaz (13-7 MMA, 8-5 UFC) this past Saturday at UFC 129, the 21-year-old MacDonald (11-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) feels he's ready for the best the division has to offer. Yet he said his skills are still a work in progress, which means he's going to be one scary guy in two or three years. "I have many years ahead of me, and I have a lot to learn," MacDonald today told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "I'm going to be much sharper every time you see me in the octagon because my life is training, literally."
Submitted May 5, 2011 9:53PM by pmoney - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Gus Johnson leaves CBS
(bloodyelbow.com)
Richard Deitsch of SI.com broke some news earlier today that many MMA fans will undoubtedly be pleased to hear. Veteran announcer Gus Johnson, who has covered Strikeforce events on Showtime and CBS as well as EliteXC events in the past, will no longer be working with CBS Sports after 16 years of employment: NICE! One of the top 3 worst commentators in mma is gone.
Submitted May 5, 2011 9:19PM by Budgellism - 21 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreire vs. Rousimar Palhares in the works for UFC 134
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between Brazilian UFC vets Rousimar Palhares (12-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and Alexandre Ferreira (18-7 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been targeted for UFC 134. 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. Brazilian website Portal do Vale Tudo first reported the matchup. UFC 134, first announced as "UFC: Rio," takes place Aug. 27 at HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro and is expected to feature a middleweight title fight between reigning champ Anderson Silva and challenger Yushin Okami.
Submitted May 5, 2011 2:43PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With A New Diet In Place, Nate Diaz Returning to the Lightweight Division
(mmaweekly.com)
It appears at least for the time being that Nate Diaz’s time as a welterweight is over.
Submitted May 5, 2011 2:38PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gray Maynard Skewers Anthony Pettis, Defends Rashad Evans
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC lightweight Gray "The Bully" Maynard has never been shy about sharing his feelings or opinions, and he certainly didn't hold back in yesterday's interview with Jon Luther at MMAFA.tv. Whether the topic was top contender Anthony Pettis, UFC 130 opponent and current lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, or even your average internet fan, Gray wasn't afraid to speak his mind. On his part in Anthony Pettis having to fight Clay Guida instead of getting a straight title shot: I’ve been in the trenches this whole time fighting the toughest guys. He throws one kick and then he’s the greatest in the world? Let’s look at who he’s fought. Ben Henderson is the best name. And I don’t mind fighting him; I don’t care if I win the belt and then I have to take him on. But for me, guys like Miller, Melendez and all of these guys who have been on the f***ing grind, fighting the best competition for the past few years… that’s what I look at. Who have you fought? I don’t care about how good you looked when you fought a scrub. That doesn’t matter. If a guy isn’t good then you’re not supposed to look good. And for me, [Pettis] has fought one good guy in Ben, and he isn’t proven yet. He’s tough as hell, but we’ll see.
Submitted May 5, 2011 12:29PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rousimar Palhares Confirmed for UFC 134 in His Home Country of Brazil
(mmaweekly.com)
The master of the knee bar Rousimar Palhares will be fighting in his home country of Brazil as he has been added to the UFC 134 show in Rio De Jeneiro in August.
Submitted May 5, 2011 12:27PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Soares: Aldo's illness shouldn't overshadow Hominick's "gutsy" UFC 129 performance
(mmajunkie.com)
It's not the type of story manager Ed Soares wants to tell. As it turns out, his client, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, was recovering from an undisclosed infection and was on antibiotics until the Monday prior to his fight with Mark Hominick at UFC 129. Aldo's cornerman did, in fact, make reference to medication while inside the cage after his unanimous-decision victory this past Saturday in the co-main draw of the record-breaking event, which took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto. But Soares in no way wants to take anything from a gutsy performance that saw Hominick fight his way through cuts, bruises and a massive hematoma to dominate the fifth and final frame of the bout. There are no excuses for Aldo, he told MMAjunkie.com
Submitted May 4, 2011 5:22PM by ncordless - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Maria 'Meg' Melilo Selected as UFC Rio Ring Girl
(bloodyelbow.com)
Bloody Elbow's Tom Mendes tells us Terra.com is reporting that Maria "Meg" Melilo will be one of the ring girls at UFC 134/ UFC Rio, she won the eleventh edition of the Brazilian version of the reality show Big Brother. She's the cover of June's edition of Playboy magazine and also practices Jiu-Jitsu and Boxing and has worked as a ring girl before, so experience will not be a problem. UFC Rio will be headlined by a middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Yushin Okami. Other bouts will include: Forrest Griffin vs Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Thiago Tavares vs Spencer Fisher, Luiz Cane vs Stanislav Nedkov, Paulo Thiago vs David Mitchell and Edson Barboza vs Ross Pearson.
Submitted May 4, 2011 2:42PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
GSP Trainer Explains Overhand Right Game Plan During Shields Fight at UFC 129
(mmaweekly.com)
If there was a criticism coming towards UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre following his win over Jake Shields in Toronto it was that once again he didn’t finish an opponent.
Submitted May 4, 2011 2:37PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ryan Jensen released from the ufc
(bloodyelbow.com)
As per MMADiehards, middleweight Ryan Jensen (15-8) has been released from the UFC following his loss to Jason "The Athlete" MacDonald UFC 129 in Toronto. Starting to think they would never release him.
Submitted May 4, 2011 12:41PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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