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Johny Hendricks isn't going to be a douchebag and trash talk himself into a title fight like Nick Diaz
(mmamania.com)
I haven't heard much about all the fights Diaz has won or how he tore through the rest of the division to get his crack at the crown. But why get caught up in details at this point? Diaz has talked his way into a title shot while Johny Hendricks, who already beat two former number one contenders during his five-fight winning streak (with three violent finishes) settles for Carlos Condit. "Bigg Rigg" explains why (via Fight World): "I don't trash talk because I have too much respect for everybody. But, there is a point in time where enough is enough. If I get through Carlos Condit, [Georges St. Pierre] has nothing to stand on - he can't go after anyone else except for me and I can't wait for that day. I can trash talk, but I don't know GSP. I can say he is this, this, this and this, but it doesn't mean it's true. Know what I mean? I could easily do that, but I don't want to be that kind of douchebag. His main little quote is, 'You've never faced anyone like me.' Bullshit. You've never face anyone like ME, that's why he didn't want to take the fight." A lot of mixed martial arts (MMA) fans think Hendricks is full of hot air. Some fighters do, too, including Nick Diaz, who told media members he didn't think anyone wanted to see St. Pierre fight the bearded brawler, which gave Hendricks the impression that Diaz isn't much of an MMA fan. "Obviously, [Nick Diaz] has never seen me fight, because I knock people out. What does Diaz do? He talks trash, throws his hands up and that's it. I knock people out. When's the last time any of you have seen me use my wrestling? Six, seven fights ago? I used it a little bit on Josh Koscheck, but not much. That's one of my attributes that nobody's seen. For him to say [nobody wants to see Hendricks vs. GSP], he's not an MMA fan."
Submitted Mar 14, 2013 10:47AM by SmileR - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jared Papazian back to bantamweight and gunning for UFC return
(mmajunkie.com)
Jared Papazian once called his manager every day to see whether he'd been secured a UFC contract. It was so important, it consumed his life. He's not making any calls now. Released by the industry-leading promotion after going 0-3 inside the octagon, he's back on the regional circuit. Before he picks up the phone again, he wants to have something to offer. On Friday, Papazian (14-9) headlines BAMMA USA's "Badbeat 8" opposite Terrion Ware (3-1) at Commerce Casino in Commerce, Calif., and he hopes to rebuild his career with an impressive win.
Submitted Mar 14, 2013 9:45AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Bellator 94 card complete with eight prelims, 155 and 205 tourney finals
(mmajunkie.com)
The Bellator 94 card is complete with eight preliminary-card bouts ahead of three main-card fights that include two tournament finals. The complete Bellator 94 card includes: MAIN CARD (10 p.m. ET, Spike TV) Saad Awad vs. David Rickels - lightweight tournament finals Emanuel Newton vs. Mikhail Zayats - light heavyweight tournament finals Trey Houston vs. Luis Melo PRELIMINARY CARD (8 p.m. ET, Spike.com) Shah Bobonis vs. Joe Taimanglo Heather Clark vs. Felice Herrig Jessica Aguilar vs. Patricia Vidonic Rob Horton vs. Augusto Sakai Edson Berto vs. Bruno Carvalho Ivan Devalle vs. Rory Shallcross Patrick Cenoble vs. Tony Fryklund Kenny Moss vs. Julien Williams
Submitted Mar 14, 2013 9:44AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Roland Delorme meets Edwin Figueroa at UFC 161 in Winnipeg
(mmajunkie.com)
For the first time in the UFC, Roland Delorme gets a true home fight. The bantamweight fighting out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has a slot on this summer's card in Canada in his home city. Delorme (8-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will meet Edwin Figueroa (9-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 161. UFC officials announced the fight booking late Wednesday. UFC 161 takes place June 15 at MPS Centre in Winnipeg with a main card on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. The main event is an interim bantamweight title fight between interim champ Renan Barao and former WEC champion Eddie Wineland. The latest UFC 161 card now includes: Champ Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland - for interim bantamweight title Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio Rua Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley Sean Pierson vs. Anthony Waldburger Patrick Barry vs. Shawn Jordan Sam Stout vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac Stipe Miocic vs. Soa Palelei Mitch Clarke vs. John Maguire Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa
Submitted Mar 14, 2013 9:42AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ricardo Lamas vs. Chan Sung Jung confirmed for UFC 162
(bloodyelbow.com)
A featherweight tilt with massive title implications is set for UFC 162 on July 6th, as Ricardo Lamas fights Chan Sung Jung, better known as the Korean Zombie.
Submitted Mar 13, 2013 10:52PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rory MacDonald reinjured; trainer says UFC welterweight won't rush back again
(mmajunkie.com)
MONTREAL – Saturday could have been Rory MacDonald's coming-out party. Instead, he'll be watching UFC 158 from the seats. MacDonald (14-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) was supposed to fight Carlos Condit (28-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC) in a rematch at UFC 158, which takes place at Bell Centre in Montreal, MacDonald's home training ground. But a neck injury took him out of the fight – and now he will be sidelined longer than hoped after aggravating the injury by returning to training too quickly. Canada's Sportsnet first reported the development, and Tristar Gym head Firas Zahabi on Wednesday confirmed MacDonald's reinjury to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Mar 13, 2013 7:12PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White says Nick Diaz tried to get Georges St. Pierre to fight him in a hotel in 2011
(bloodyelbow.com)
Dana White says that Nick Diaz attempted to track Georges St. Pierre down in a hotel, leading to GSP's overwhelming dislike for Diaz.
Submitted Mar 13, 2013 4:18PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Post fight Interview - BAMMA 12: Bitter sweet for Judo Jim
(mmamental.com)
This is a post fight interview after Judo Jimmy Wallhead smashed Matt Veach at Bamma 12, he also exclusively reveals an injury he picked up in this fight.
Submitted Mar 13, 2013 1:53PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Nick Diaz ditches open workouts, Cesar Gracie wants to reschedule
(bloodyelbow.com)
With just three days before his title fight with Georges St. Pierre, welterweight contender Nick Diaz has decided to skip the open workouts.
Submitted Mar 13, 2013 1:52PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 160: Junior dos Santos opens as big betting favorite over Mark Hunt
(bloodyelbow.com)
Mark Hunt asked for it, he (eventually) got it, and now he's a big underdog. As expected, oddsmakers have made former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos a large favorite over Mark Hunt for their UFC 160 heavyweight bout. Here's a look at the line (via BestFightOdds):
Submitted Mar 13, 2013 1:23PM by Budgellism - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Ultimate Fighter 17 Episode 8 Recap: Coaches Challenge, Last Preliminary Fight, and Wild Card Selections
(mmaweekly.com)
This week’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter 17: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen featured the coaches’ challenge dubbed, “Dig this.” Head coaches Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen had to complete specific tasks while driving excavators. They would first have to fill a 14-yard dumpster with dirt and then move on to stacking three large tires in a pyramid. After that, they moved on to the final challenge of using the excavator’s arm to scoop up a basketball and place it inside the center of a tire...
Submitted Mar 13, 2013 12:45PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
Herschel Walker not done with MMA, wants one more fight in UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
More than two years have passed since 51-year-old Herschel Walker entered an MMA cage, but the former NFL great wants one more shot – in the UFC.
Submitted Mar 13, 2013 11:13AM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei Silva doesn't mind being called out by Tom Watson
(mmajunkie.com)
Former PRIDE champ Wanderlei Silva today sounded a bit surprised that British fighter Tom Wason called him out, but not the least bit upset.
Submitted Mar 13, 2013 12:50AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Waiting for next bout, John Dodson tackles bullying, eyes 'Ninja Warrior' slot
(mmajunkie.com)
Six weeks removed from a failed bid for the UFC flyweight title, John Dodson doesn't yet know when he'll see the octagon again, but that isn't keeping him from staying busy.
Submitted Mar 13, 2013 12:48AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
K-1 Grand Prix this Fri with Hari, Cro Cop, more
(bloodyelbow.com)
This Friday, March 15, K-1 presents the K-1 Grand Prix 2013. Bloody Elbow has all the details including live stream info, full fight card, and more. And join us Friday for live fight coverage.
Submitted Mar 13, 2013 12:46AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's
 
Craig vs. Leben, Baczynski vs. Melancon added to July's UFC 162 event
(mmajunkie.com)
"The Crippler" returns at UFC 162, and he'll have a "Highlight" waiting on him in the cage. Additionally, "The Polish Pistola" meets Brian Melancon (6-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC). UFC officials revealed on Tuesday's new edition of "UFC Tonight" that Chris Leben (22-9 MMA, 12-8 UFC) has been booked for the July event against once-beaten Texan Andrew Craig (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC). Meanwhile Seth Baczynski (18-9 MMA, 4-2 UFC) meets two-time Strikeforce vet Brian Melancon. Featuring a headlining bout of UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva vs. top contender Chris Weidman, UFC 162 takes place July 6 at at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. The evening's main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Submitted Mar 12, 2013 11:04PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 161 adds Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac to Winnipeg card
(mmajunkie.com)
A light-heavyweight bout between Ryan Jimmo (17-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Igor Pokrajac (25-9 MMA, 4-4 UFC) is the latest addition to this summer's UFC 161 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout, citing an original report from The Canadian Press' Neil Davidson. UFC 161 takes place June 15 at MTS Centre in Winnipeg and is the promotion's first visit to the Canadian province of Manitoba. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. Jimmo vs. Pokrajac likely will be part of the prelims.
Submitted Mar 12, 2013 4:38PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Hulk is back
(mmamental.com)
The Hulk is back: Soa talks about his journey back to the UFC, he talks about nearly quitting but then never giving up. He will face Stipe Miocic in his return to the UFC.
Submitted Mar 12, 2013 4:35PM by Rabi - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
John Maguire drops to lightweight, faces Mitch Clarke at UFC 161
(mmajunkie.com)
British fighter John Maguire (18-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will make the move to lightweight and take on Canadian 155-pounder Mitch Clarke (9-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) at UFC 161. The Canadian Press first reported the matchup, and UFC officials later confirmed the booking. Featuring an interim bantamweight title fight between current champ Renan Barao and top contender Eddie Wineland, UFC 161 takes place June 15 at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The evening's main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. The positioning of the Clark vs. Maguire matchup was not revealed but is expected for the evening's preliminary card.
Submitted Mar 12, 2013 4:31PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tara LaRosa: I would like to fight Rosi Sexton
(mmamental.com)
WMMA pioneer Tara LaRosa talks about her fantastic career. She also looks forward and lists some possible matchups we would love to see in the near future.
Submitted Mar 12, 2013 4:30PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
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