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20 Questions with Chael Sonnen
(galsguidetomma.com)
Friday was a first for us at Gals Guide, as we got a thank you email from Chael Sonnen for his Pantydropper of the Week mention. While we have been thanked by honorees in the past, this is our first thank you from someone who earned a 1. (Perhaps he thought we were working on a backwards scale?) Feeling emboldened by Chael's email, we decided to throw the dice and ask him if he'd answer our "silly little questions". Never one to turn down a chance to talk about himself, he said yes.
Submitted May 23, 2011 10:18AM by pmoney - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Roy Nelson Believes Fight with Frank Mir Will Save UFC 130
(mmaweekly.com)
To say that Roy Nelson has faced Frank Mir before isn’t an out-and-out lie, but it’s not even close to the fight they have coming up at UFC 130. Eight years ago at Grappler’s Quest, while Mir was a few fights into his UFC career, he ventured back to his roots entering a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition where he met Renzo Gracie black belt Roy Nelson. At that time, Nelson hadn’t even done mixed martial arts yet, but with just grappling happening in the match-up, he got the best of Mir by points.
Submitted May 23, 2011 9:54AM by pmoney - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
BAMMA 6: Frank Trigg Returns To 185, Says Welterweight Was A Big Mistake
(mmaweekly.com)
Frank Trigg heads into his BAMMA 6 match-up with John Phillips looking to answer a question: Can he still compete at middleweight? “I think one of the biggest mistakes that I made was trying to convince myself that I can still be viable at 170,” Trigg told MMAWeekly.com. “It wasn’t the fact that I didn’t have the athletic ability or the talent to be viable at 170. What had happened was that I am inefficient at 170. I’m too big now to make the weight class.”
Submitted May 22, 2011 3:29PM by pmoney - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations
 
Ohio Fighter Brian ‘The Predator’ Rogers Latest Addition to Bellator Middleweight Tourney
(mmaweekly.com)
Ohio fighter Brian ‘The Predator’ Rogers it the latest edition to the season 5 Bellator middleweight tournament, which kicks off later this fall to determine the next challenger for champion Hector Lombard’s title. Rogers has put together an impressive resume over the couple of years, and he’s currently riding a six-fight win streak.
Submitted May 22, 2011 3:15PM by pmoney - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Rashad Evans says Las Vegas clash with UFC champ Jon Jones overblown
(mmajunkie.com)
As far as MMA tabloid talk goes, it doesn't get much better. UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones and his former friend and training partner Rashad Evans went toe-to-toe in a Las Vegas night club, and it took pound-for-pound great Georges St-Pierre to keep the altercation from getting physical. Incredible drama, to be sure, except Evans insists that's not exactly how things went down. A confrontation occurred, but "Suga" says the conversation never bordered on a physical altercation.
Submitted May 22, 2011 1:45PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira on Brendan Schaub: 'I'll Submit Him'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former Pride and interim UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will be making his long-awaited comeback at UFC 134 in Brazil against Brendan Schaub. During his long layoff he had surgery on a knee and both hips, but is back to full training and excited to get the chance to fight in front of a Brazilian crowd. Tatame caught up with him to ask him about the fight, his health, and a few other things. First and foremost, what took so long to announce the fight? "We were waiting for the doctor to say I was good to go. I met him this week, I’ve asked the guys from UFC to wait a little longer (to tell that I’d be fighting in Rio), to check if I would have conditions to do actually do it. The doctor told me I’m ok, asked me to start training and he’ll be side by side with me until the bout, to check how I’m doing. I’m coming back after over a year without fighting, doing my trainings and regaining speed, but I’m feeling fine. I’m not 100% yet. The problem is my conditioning, because I’m completely healed from my injury."
Submitted May 22, 2011 1:40PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Worth the weight: UFC 130 interview exclusive with Thiago Alves
(mmamania.com)
When Thiago Alves lost his title shot against welterweight deity Georges St. Pierre at UFC 100, many felt it was only a matter of time before the promising 25-year-old would be back in title contention. But in the last two years, Alves has seen his share of physical setbacks that continually haunted the scheduling of his long-awaited rematch against perennial contender Jon Fitch. First, there was a knee injury, forcing him from their UFC 107 meeting; then there was the discovery of an arteriovenous malformation in his brain discovered just days before their UFC 111 fight; corrective surgery followed.
Submitted May 22, 2011 12:42PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC contender Jon Fitch says GSP, B.J. Penn are only fights that make sense
(mmajunkie.com)
In 15 UFC outings, welterweight contender Jon Fitch has defeated all but two opponents. Not surprisingly, Fitch (23-3-1 MMA, 13-1-1 UFC) feels those rematches – against current champion Georges St-Pierre (22-2 MMA, 16-2 UFC) and ex-titleholder B.J. Penn (16-7-2 MMA, 12-6-2 UFC) – are the only fights that make any sense for him. Fitch discussed those bouts and his injury recovery on Friday's new edition of "Inside MMA" on HDNet.
Submitted May 22, 2011 12:25PM by pmoney - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
GSP Opens As -425 Favorite to Diaz +325 Underdog For Rumored UFC Bout
(mmaweekly.com)
Even though the fight isn’t yet official, the odds have opened on the potential UFC welterweight title fight with champion Georges St-Pierre as a huge favorite over potential challenger Nick Diaz. The odds come courtesy of Nick Kalikas from BetonFighting.com According to the odds released late Saturday night, St-Pierre opened at a -425 favorite with Nick Diaz coming in as the underdog at +325. In his last fight against Jake Shields, who is of course a teammate and close friend of Diaz, St-Pierre came in at nearly -500 odds, so he’s not quite as much of a favorite this time around, but he’s very close...
Submitted May 22, 2011 11:01AM by grappler0000 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fighting With Heart: Mark Miller Readies for Comeback Fight
(mmafighting.com)
It's long been a cliche, a fighter saying he's willing to die in the cage. For Mark Miller, he never knew how close he could have been to making that literal. At 39, Miller returns to the fight game on Saturday in Moscow in a kickboxing match at the Ultimate Glory World Series. But his comeback, fighting for the first time in more than five years, has little to do with his age. The nearly foot-long scar down the center of his chest tells the bigger story. When Miller gets in the ring against Nikolaj Falin, he will become the first known professional fighter to return after open-heart surgery. Crazy article/interview.
Submitted May 22, 2011 10:58AM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews, Other Combat Sports
 
Amanda Nunes vs. Julie Kedzie Added to Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum
(mmafighting.com)
Twenty-two-year-old striking sensation Amanda Nunes will return to the cage on June 18, when she takes on veteran Julie Kedzie. Strikeforce confirmed the matchup will take place on June 18's Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum event in Dallas. Nunes made her U.S. debut on a January Strikeforce Challengers series card, knocking out fellow striker Julia Budd in just 14 seconds. The highlight-reel win opened many eyes and lifted Nunes' name into the conversation of 145-pound contenders.
Submitted May 22, 2011 10:51AM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Superior Cage Combat 1 results: Justin Bucholz front kick KO's Steve Lopez
(mmajunkie.com)
The front kick struck again. Five-time UFC veteran Justin Buchholz (11-6) was the latest Steven Seagal-channeling athlete to implement the suddenly sexy strike, and the blow delivered a third-round knockout of two-time UFC fighter Steve Lopez (12-5). Buchholz's jaw-dropping strike came with just 30 seconds remaining in the main event of Superior Cage Combat 1, which took place Saturday at Las Vegas' Bally's Event Center. MMAjunkie.com lead staff reporter John Morgan served alongside extreme-sports star T.J. Lavin in the broadcast booth.
Submitted May 22, 2011 10:32AM by pmoney - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Bellator 45 results: M'Pumbu TKO's Hale in third, claims light heavyweight belt
(mmajunkie.com)
With his third TKO finish in as many bouts, Christian M'Pumbu claimed Bellator Fighting Championships' first-ever light heavyweight title.
Submitted May 22, 2011 12:56AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
BAMMA 6 Results: Kong Dissects Ninja in 3
(bloodyelbow.com)
In what was expected to be BAMMA Middleweight Champion Tom Watson's toughest test to date the Southampton, England native made it look easy. Loose and sharp on his feet and excellently setting up his bludgeoning kicks with crisp punches he looked to have his opponent Murilo Rua figured out from the beginning, likely a product of focusing his training camp for this fight at Team Greg Jackson in New Mexico. Murilo appeared a little doughy and possibly out of shape. Even when warming up the Chute Boxe product and Pride Veteran looked to have lost some flexibility in his hamstrings. Had he taken his opponent too lightly?
Submitted May 22, 2011 12:48AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
KSW 16 Results: Mamed Khalidov Chokes Out Matt Lindland, James Thompson Wills Way to Victory
(bloodyelbow.com)
The nail in the coffin may have finally been struck for the career of Matt Lindland at KSW 16 on Saturday as Sengoku veteran Mamed Khalidov made quick work of the UFC veteran, choking him out via guillotine in the first round of action in the main event of the evening in Gdansk, Poland. Lindland's vaunted wrestling background was only a minor threat during the fight when he nearly reversed Khalidov's attempt to take him down shortly after the fight started. After a brief scramble, Lindland was able to regain his feet, but that only staved off the inevitable for a short time.
Submitted May 22, 2011 12:46AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Murilo 'Ninja' Rua Retires Following TKO Loss to Tom Watson at BAMMA 6
(bloodyelbow.com)
Murilo Rua lost to Tom Watson on the third round of their middleweight championship bout on BAMMA 6. That marks his second loss in a row, and 4 out of his last 8 bouts, dropping his overall MMA record to 20-12-1. Shortly after the bout, 'Ninja' took to twitter and announced his decision to retire from professional Mixed Martial Arts. His farewell twitter post is after the link.
Submitted May 22, 2011 12:40AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Retired but Busier Than Ever, Randy Couture at Peace with New Chapter of Life
(mmafighting.com)
It had only been a few days since Randy Couture retired from mixed martial arts competition after his UFC 129 fight with Lyoto Machida when he returned home to Las Vegas, and one of his first stops was one of his most familiar ones: the cage. Couture walked into his Xtreme Couture gym, changed into his workout clothes and commenced training with a group of pro fighters. Comeback, anyone? "Everyone was scratching their heads looking at me going, 'You know, this is how rumors get started,'" Couture says with a laugh.
Submitted May 21, 2011 7:29PM by kopower - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Junior Dos Santos Discusses Shane Carwin and UFC 131
(bloodyelbow.com)
I’m much focused. I’ve been training hard for two months now, there’s almost a month left before the bout, and I’m doing just fine. I’m on a great patch in my life, thanks’ God, I’m feeling fine and I want to fight. I don’t fight for a long time. Last time I fought it was August of 2010
Submitted May 21, 2011 10:28AM by sparky - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brian Stann interview: 'Jorge Santiago is going to have to kill me to stop me' at UFC 130 on Memorial Day
(mmamania.com)
Brian Stann is gearing up for a huge 2011. "The All-American" got things off to a fantastic start by cracking Chris Leben's vaunted iron chin at UFC 125 in January with a first round knockout. The Greg Jackson-trained fighter is now slated to pair up against Sengoku middleweight champion Jorge Santiago on the main card of UFC 130 this upcoming Saturday (May 28, 2011)
Submitted May 21, 2011 10:20AM by sparky - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
‘Pitbull’ Motivated by Thought of Warren Rematch
(sherdog.com)
Only one obstacle -- Daniel Straus, he of the current 12-fight winning streak -- remains between Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and his desired rematch with Bellator Fighting Championships featherweight titleholder Joe Warren.
Submitted May 21, 2011 9:32AM by sparky - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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