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Wanderlei Silva explains 'terrible' picture featuring Shogun bromance
(mmamania.com)
If you thought the above picture of two sweaty Brazilians embracing during jiu-jitsu practice was "terrible," imagine how poor Wanderlei Silva feels. "The Axe Murderer" has been featured in one of the Internet's most infamous demotivational posters, featuring the former PRIDE stars sharing a tender moment in the gym. But as the poster indicates, unless eye contact is made, we should assume nothing. Follow link for hilarious picture
Submitted Mar 22, 2011 8:27PM by pmoney - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Released from UFC, Todd Brown contemplating move to Middleweight
(mmajunkie.com)
After an unsuccessful two-fight run in the octagon, Indiana native Todd Brown (15-3) has been released by the world's largest mixed martial arts promotion. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed Brown's recent UFC release with his management at MMA Agents. However, the 5-foot-11 light heavyweight eyes a return to the bigtime, and he's considering a drop to 185 pounds to do it. "Bulldog" made his UFC debut in August 2010 at UFC 117. With just two weeks' notice, Brown stepped for an injured Thiago Silva and lost a unanimous decision to Tim Boetsch. The loss snapped a seven-fight win streak for Brown.
Submitted Mar 22, 2011 8:25PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Spike TV draws 1.3 Million viewers for UFC 128 prelims special
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite airing head-to-head with coverage of college basketball's "March Madness," this past Saturday's "UFC Prelims" special drew an average audience of 1.3 million viewers. This past weekend's one-hour special, which featured two live bouts from the "UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones" event and preceded the March 19 card's pay-per-view broadcast, scored a 0.85 household rating. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today learned of the figures from industry sources.
Submitted Mar 22, 2011 8:22PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Ashamed' Michael Bisping issues apology for spitting at UFC 127, looks forward to Chael Sonnen smack talk
(mmamania.com)
Michael Spitsbing has broken his silence. The brash British banger today issued an apology for his post-fight celebration at UFC 127, telling The Telegraph that he was "out of line" for spitting at (not on) Jorge Rivera's corner team after his emotional second round technical knockout victory on Feb 27, 2011, in Sydney, Australia. "The Count," who flew into a rage after finishing "El Conquistador," admits that the pre-fight smack talk and steady drumbeat of insulting parody videos that "crossed the line" ultimately got the best of him on fight night.
Submitted Mar 22, 2011 8:18PM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Paging Joe Rogan: UFC 128 winner Mike Pyle just wants to have a quick chat
(mmajunkie.com)
Welterweight Mike Pyle is 80 percent satisfied with a unanimous-decision win over Ricardo Almeida at this past Saturday's UFC 128 event. But there are two things that he wants before he feels like he's on his way in a recent career surge. A knockout and a post-fight interview, he recently told MMAjunkie.com.
Submitted Mar 22, 2011 3:46PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 130 "UFC Prelims" headed to Spike TV; Torres-Pickett and Alves-Story likely
(mmajunkie.com)
As with UFC 129, Spike TV will air a "UFC Prelims" special ahead of May's UFC 130 pay-per-view main card. Sources close to the event today confirmed the plans with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Although the fights for the one-hour broadcast haven't been determined, leading candidates include bantamweights Miguel Torres (39-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Brad Pickett (20-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and welterweights Thiago Alves (18-7 MMA, 10-4 UFC) vs. Rick Story (12-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC). UFC 130 takes place May 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view headliner pits lightweight champ Frankie Edgar against Gray Maynard for a third meeting between the two.
Submitted Mar 22, 2011 12:33PM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Shamrock: I Did Not Offer to Take a Dive Against Kimbo Slice
(mmafighting.com)
Frank Shamrock says former EliteXC matchmaker Jared Shaw's recent claim of Shamrock offering to take a dive against Kimbo Slice in the main event of EliteXC-CBS on Oct. 4, 2008 was fabricated. "No, absolutely not," Shamrock said Monday on The MMA Hour, when asked by host Ariel Helwani about Shaw's claim. "That's some movie b.s. right there."
Submitted Mar 22, 2011 10:05AM by emfleek - 21 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, Other MMA Organizations
 
After self-diagnosis, Phil Davis ready to go "crazy" at UFC Fight Night 24
(mmajunkie.com)
After winning his first four UFC fights, Phil Davis (8-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) earned a coveted spot in a main event. It's the first of his brief career – but likely not his last. The 26-year-old has been on a meteoric rise after a seamless transition from collegiate wrestling star to full-time mixed-martial-arts fighter. He gets his toughest test to date when he faces veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (19-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) Saturday at UFC Fight Night 24 in Seattle at KeyArena. The main card, including the Davis vs. Nogueira headliner, airs live on Spike TV. Originally targeted for a UFC 129 matchup with Jason Brilz, Davis answered the call when Tito Ortiz pulled out of the fight with Nogueira due to injury. The opportunity to fight a bigger-name opponent on a more prominent platform was simply too good to pass up.
Submitted Mar 22, 2011 10:04AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Healthy UFC Fight Night 24 co-headliner Anthony Johnson staying at 170 pounds
(mmajunkie.com)
As part of his current 16-month layoff, Anthony Johnson wrestled with both his weight and a lack of attention. He admits his knee surgery and a subsequent layoff had him feeling down, and the welterweight gained noticeable weight in the process. But Johnson (8-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC), who returns to action Saturday to meet Dan Hardy (23-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) in a UFC Fight Night 24 co-headliner, said his previous comments about a possible move to middleweight never were serious. Instead, he simply needed some attention. "When I said I was thinking about going to 185, I just did that to get everyone talking," Johnson, who fights Hardy on the Spike TV-televised main card at Seattle's KeyArena, told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) during a recent media call. "It worked obviously.
Submitted Mar 22, 2011 10:03AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kendall Grove vs. Tim Boetsch Set for UFC 130
(bloodyelbow.com)
According to UFC.com, Tim Boetsch will make his middleweight debut against Kendall Grove at UFC 130 on May 28th. Boetsch went 3-3 as a light heavyweight in two separate runs with the UFC. Grove was the season three The Ultimate Fighter reality show tournament winner and is 2-3 in his last five fights.
Submitted Mar 21, 2011 6:17PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Integrated Sports Media announces "George St-Pierre: Rush To The Top" PPV special
(mmajunkie.com)
New Jersey-based pay-per-view distributor Integrated Sports Media today announced the impending release of "George St-Pierre: Rush To The Top," a one-hour special focusing on the early career of UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. According to the release, the special will feature footage from all six of St-Pierre's non-UFC fights. The special debuts April 1 on DirecTV and DISH Network, April 11 on Avail-TVN and April 12 on iN DEMAND. Replays run throughout April and May.
Submitted Mar 21, 2011 6:14PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
"TUF 14" tryouts draw notables Din Thomas, Wagnney Fabiano, Micah Miller, Kit Cope
(mmajunkie.com)
Some 400 hopefuls turned out today at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott in Newark, N.J., to audition for the 14th season of "The Ultimate Fighter." Seen in the crowd were a few familiar faces: UFC vet Din Thomas, who appeared on the show's fourth season, and WEC vets Wagnney Fabiano, Micah Miller and Ian McCall. "The Ultimate Fighter 14," which begins production this summer and debuts in the fall on Spike TV, is expected to feature bantamweight and/or featherweight fighters. It's the first time the reality show has featured competitors in the UFC's lightest weight classes.
Submitted Mar 21, 2011 6:12PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC champ Jon Jones scores "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" appearance
(mmajunkie.com)
Where's Ed McMahon when you need him? While the UFC's new light heavyweight champ won't get the experience of longtime announcer McMahon's signature, "Here's Johnny," introduction, Jon Jones is heading to "The Tonight Show." UFC president Dana White today announced via Twitter that Jones will appear on Thursday night's edition of the 67-year-old NBC franchise. "Congrats, Jon Jones," White wrote. "First UFC fighter to do the 'The Tonight Show' with Jay Leno. "The hits keep on coming! Tune in Thursday on NBC!" MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has since confirmed the booking with additional UFC executives. The official lineup for "The Tonight Show" does not yet reflect the appointment.
Submitted Mar 21, 2011 4:42PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Spike TV airs 16-hour UFC marathon around Saturday's UFC Fight Night 24 event
(mmajunkie.com)
Want to know what an all-UFC channel might look like? Lock your dial on Spike TV this Saturday to find out. Spike TV officials recently announced the channel will air an incredible 16-hour block of UFC programming that includes 11 episodes of "UFC Unleashed," as well as a live airing and instant replay of this weekend's "UFC Fight Night 24: Nogueira vs. Davis"
Submitted Mar 21, 2011 3:48PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale Show Official; Pettis vs. Guida Headlines
(mmaweekly.com)
The UFC has officially announced the “Ultimate Fighter” season 13 finale show taking place in Las Vegas on June 4 with Anthony “Showtime” Pettis taking on Clay Guida in the main event. Pettis comes to the UFC after a successful WEC career that included the infamous “Showtime kick” to close out his time with the promotion, and leave as the last ever lightweight champion. Pettis was expected to fight for the UFC lightweight title in his first bout in the Octagon, but a draw between champion Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard forced another fight and so Pettis will stay busy by facing Guida instead.
Submitted Mar 21, 2011 3:23PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Zuffa Officials Meet With Showtime, Paul Daley Expected to Fight April 9
(mmaweekly.com)
The changing climate in the world of MMA took another step towards the future on Saturday night when Strikeforce advertisements aired during the UFC 128 pay-per-view broadcast. When Zuffa purchased the second largest MMA organization, everybody knew the crossover appeal would happen sooner rather than later, but it still caught a few people off guard when it happened. In addition to the advertisements about the upcoming Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley event, middleweight Jason “Mayhem” Miller took over the UFC Twitter account during the pay-per-view to give his thoughts on the show, while Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson sat in the front row for the action.
Submitted Mar 21, 2011 3:14PM by pmoney - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Trainer: Jones vs. Evans matchup forcing "soul searching" at Jackson's, Grudge
(mmajunkie.com)
When it comes to the impending fight between newly minted light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former champ Rashad Evans, trainer Greg Jackson is sticking to a long-held policy not to corner fighters against one another. Other coaches are still figuring things out. It's admittedly an uncomfortable situation not only for Jackson but those who've worked with both fighters, or work with the Jackson team. "Everybody's doing soul searching right now," Jackson today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Not long ago, Evans and Jones were meeting on the mats of Jackson's MMA academy in Albuquerque, N.M., as Evans prepared to face light-heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 128. When Evans hurt his knee in early February, Jones went in his place and dominated the Brazilian champion en route to a third-round TKO.
Submitted Mar 21, 2011 2:14PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Tito Ortiz Takes on Ryan Bader at UFC 132 on July 2
(mmaweekly.com)
Tito Ortiz is ready to step back in the Octagon. He will have a tough test ahead of him when he does, as he has agreed to face Ryan Bader at UFC 132 in July. Sources close to the fight confirmed the bout to MMAWeekly.com on Monday. Tito Ortiz (15-8-1) will not only be fighting Ryan Bader in July, he will literally be fighting for his UFC career. The former light heavyweight champion is currently on a three-fight losing streak, but UFC president Dana White said he would give him one more chance to prove himself, and this is it.
Submitted Mar 21, 2011 1:55PM by Twenty20Dollars - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Evans: Disrespected by Jon Jones, Disappointed in Greg Jackson
(bloodyelbow.com)
This past Saturday at UFC 128 was supposed to be the culmination of two years of hard work for former champion Rashad Evans. He was set to face Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in a lightweight title bout that would give Evans the opportunity to finally reclaim the belt he once lost but instead of a moment of potential greatness, instead Evans has found himself in the midst of a bitter dispute. Several weeks from the fight Evans suffered an injury that forced him to withdraw and in his place the UFC tapped his teammate Jon Jones. This created the potential confrontation between Evans and Jones, and while both men have publically stated this wasn't something they would take part in, after Jon Jones became the youngest light heavyweight champion in the history of the UFC, Evans was sitting right there in the number one contender's position. Now the reality of their matchup has forced a wedge between two men who were once considered close friends and training partners but Evans's frustration is not aimed at Jones alone. I caught up with Evans on the day after he agreed to face Jones later for the light heavyweight title and in his Bloody Elbow Exclusive interview, Evans spoke his mind. While Evans discussed the details of the situation between himself and Jon Jones, he perhaps showed more anger towards former Coach Greg Jackson's public declaration that he will take no part in the matchup.
Submitted Mar 21, 2011 11:16AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Wastes No Time Pitting Jones Against Evans, With Good Reason
(mmafighting.com)
NEWARK, N.J. – Call it the championship life cycle: one legend is barely out of his post-knockout haze, his facial tissue still in mid-swell, when the new champ is already confronting his next challenger on a canvas where the blood hasn't even dried yet. It wasn't an unfamiliar encounter when former training partners Jon Jones and Rashad Evans shook hands in the middle of the Octagon before agreeing to beat each other up at some point in the near future. It also wasn't exactly an enthusiastic agreement on either man's part, though it was a decisive one.
Submitted Mar 21, 2011 11:03AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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