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Anderson Silva Injured, But Is 'Optimistic About His Recovery'
Dana White won't like the sound of this. According to a Tatame report, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva suffered a knee injury in training. He will be assessed later today, but it's very possible that it could impact his July 7th bout with Chael Sonnen at UFC 148: UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva was honored by Brazilian Taekwondo Confederation this Monday, but the day wasn't all about good news. The fighter revealed to the press that he got his knee injured on a training session, and that he's getting tested today to see how serious it is. Despite that, the champion was not limping during the ceremony, and seemed optimistic about the recovery.
Submitted May 28, 2012 7:40PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Roy Nelson Had a Message for Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta After His UFC 146 Win
Judging by the aftermath of UFC 146, Roy Nelson‘s fight against Dave Herman really was make it or break it for the former Ultimate Fighter winner. UFC president Dana White said after the event ended that he met with Nelson along with UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta recently and had a very long talk about his future with the organization. White says the meeting was similar to conversations he’s had about Nelson in private and public, and that his long term goals for him are always the same: take fighting more seriously, get in shape, and make a run at this thing or it may not work out. “We had a conversation with him. I’ve said it a million times, I’ve said it to him and I’ll say it again in public, I respect him, he’s got an incredible chin, he’s got punching power, and I always talk about him taking his career serious and not training in his garage, and being in really good shape. The guy is tough,” White said after UFC 146 ended. Nelson has never shied away from being the “every man” when it comes to his physique in MMA. He’ll probably never have six-pack abs or a chiseled frame, but Nelson goes out and fights with as much heart as anybody in the UFC.
Submitted May 28, 2012 5:50PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
Despite campaign, White says no to Bonnar and Griffin as 'TUF: Live 2' coaches
It looks like "The Ultimate Fighter 1" will be Stephan Bonnar's reality-show swan song. The light-heavyweight veteran recently made a plea to appear on the 16th season of "TUF" alongside two-time opponent Forrest Griffin, but UFC president Dana White isn't keen on the idea. "I know that's what he wants," White said. "No. Sorry, Stephan."
Submitted May 28, 2012 5:44PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rafaello Oliveira Vs. Yoislandy Izquierdo Set For UFC 148
Two lightweights looking to stay in the organization will meet in a late addition to the UFC 148 card on July 7th. Yoislandy Izquierdo will face off with Rafaello Oliveira.
Submitted May 28, 2012 5:39PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Alistair Overeem Will Return To The UFC, But Dana White Won't Deal With Him
It's no secret that Alistair Overeem's removal from UFC 146 was a huge headache for Dana White. Overeem failed a random test and received what amounted to a nine-month suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. He is eligible to re-apply in late December and could fight for the UFC as early as the start of 2013. Dana White made it clear he's still not exactly enamored with Overeem after UFC 146 though (transcription via MMA Weekly): "He lied to me. He sat in front of us, he lied to us, I’m not interested. I don’t have to deal with people I don’t want to deal with and I don’t want to deal with him, Lorenzo will."
Submitted May 28, 2012 2:51PM by FastKnockout - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
Brock Lesnar's Meeting With Dana White Reported To Have Not Gone Well
Former UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was a very visible member of the audience at UFC 146. UFC president Dana White told reporters at the post-fight press conference he would be meeting with Lesnar face-to-face later that night and that "anything (was) possible." Well the cold water is already being poured on that parade. Dave Meltzer reported the following at the Wrestling Observer: Brock Lesnar and Dana White met last night. We don't have any details other than the meeting did not go well. If Lesnar being at UFC is mentioned on Raw, then I'd guess it's WWE angle. If it's not, then it's anyone's guess what the game being played is, other than there is a game being played.
Submitted May 28, 2012 2:47PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Palhares: ‘Sonnen asked to train with me’
The Brazilian Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares revealed, on an exclusive interview with TATAME, that the American Chael Sonnen’s team got in touch with his coach, Murilo Bustamante, and asked help on the trainings for the Anderson Silva fight, slated for UFC 148.
Submitted May 28, 2012 4:09AM by Kpro - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mirko Cro Cop Earns KO Win at K-1 Rising 2012
Mixed martial arts legend Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic continued his kickboxing resurgence on Sunday afternoon, flattening Loren Javier Jorge with a left uppercut midway through the pair's heavyweight superfight at K-1 Rising 2012 in Madrid, Spain. Full fight is at the link.
Submitted May 28, 2012 3:51AM by Kpro - 2 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's
Mayhem Miller's release due to his antics - update
Although not specified, Dana said it was due to his "antics" while referencing the pink wear that Mayhem wore.
Submitted May 27, 2012 5:01PM by tallica62 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Backstage Drama Ends Jason Mayhem Miller UFC Career, Dana White Confirms
Something involving Jason"Mayhem" Miller happened backstage after his fight against C.B. Dollaway at UFC 146. The details are not out yet, but the repercussions are already beginning to roll in. The press conference seemed as if it was business as usual this time around, but several odd beats were dropped - including the announcements of the "Of The Night" awards. Dana White then let loose a very tasty nugget of information regarding what happened to the outlandish host of MTV's Bully Beatdown, Mayhem Miller.
Submitted May 27, 2012 2:26AM by FastKnockout - 21 comments
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Vitor Belfort, broken hand, out of fight with Wanderlei
Ariel Helwani @arielhelwani Dana said Vitor Belfort broke his hand and is out. They are working on a new opponent for Wandy.
Submitted May 27, 2012 1:52AM by Kpro - 28 comments
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Brock Lesnar Attends UFC 146, Dana White Hints Brock May Be Back
Former UFC Heavyweight champion and current WWE superstar Brock Lesnar made an unusual appearance at tonight's UFC 146 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The notoriously reclusive Lesnar is not someone often seen in the crowd at a UFC event. In the past his appearances in the crowd usually indicated he was negotiating with the promotion. UFC president Dana White certainly wasn't denying that was a possibility. At the post-fight press conference, White pointedly refused to deny that Lesnar's return was a possibility. Then he ramped up the hints that Lesnar could return but admitted he had not spoken to Lesnar. Yahoo! reporter Kevin Iole tweeted that White told him as much:

@KevinI: Dana asked if anything more to Lesnar being here, he said yes. Possibly may come back
Submitted May 27, 2012 1:23AM by lohmann - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
With UFC 146 wins, Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez II on tap
After a pair of impressive performances at Saturday night's UFC 146 event, Junior Dos Santos (15-1 MMA, 9-0 UFC) and Cain Velasquez (10-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) will meet for a second time.
Submitted May 27, 2012 1:13AM by lohmann - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 146 bonuses and awards for 'Dos Santos vs Mir' fights in Las Vegas
UFC 146: "Dos Santos vs. Mir" from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, has officially wrapped, which means it's time for those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights to get a little extra grease for their efforts. To the tune of $70,000 each. And thanks to double dipping on the first two, a "Fight of the Night" bonus was not given out. Pooey. Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC 146: Knockout of the Night -- Roy Nelson Knockout of the Night part deux -- Dan Hardy Submission of the Night -- Stefan Struve Submission of the Night part deux -- Paul Sass Fight of the Night -- None
Submitted May 27, 2012 1:08AM by sparky - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Arianny Celeste arrested and in jail for domestic violence is the word on the streets
@FrontRowBrian Word is Arianny Celeste was arrested in Las Vegas for Domestic Violence. Real name Arianny Lopez. Inmate #02855684. Bond $3,000
Submitted May 26, 2012 5:21PM by Kpro - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC
Champ Pat Curran vs. Patricio 'Pitbull' Freire set for Bellator 73 on Aug. 24
Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran (17-4 MMA, 7-1 BFC) will attempt to make the first defense of his title when he meets season-four tournament champ Patricio "Pitbull" Freire (17-1 MMA, 5-1 BFC). The title bout is set for Bellator 73, which takes place Aug. 24 as the finale of the promotion's "Summer Series" series of events. A venue was not announced for the fight, which airs on MTV2. Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney announced the fight during tonight's Bellator 70 event.
Submitted May 26, 2012 1:37PM by sparky - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC president Dana White open to another comeback season of 'The Ultimate Fighter'
Eleven seasons have passed since "The Ultimate Fighter" reality series featured a "comeback" season, but another one could be on the way. Following Friday's regular-season finale of "The Ultimate Fighter: Live" – the first season on FX and the first with live fights – UFC president Dana White admitted interest in a season that would exclusively feature former UFC fighters. The success of the first one, "TUF 4," is a big reason why. That season took place in 2006 on Spike TV and featured 16 fighters with previous UFC experience. While the decision to give the middleweight and welterweight "TUF" winners immediate title shots initially was met with criticism, it resulted in one of MMA's biggest upsets. After winning "TUF 4" with a narrow win over Chris Lytle, Matt Serra earned a title shot and then upset welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 69. So would White consider a second comeback season? "Of course," White said. "I think enough time has gone by by where there's enough guys out there where you could do that type of show again." -------------------====================---------------- Saw this article and loved it so decided to share If it was None Zuffa I'd like a line up like this: 1 Tim Sylvia 2 Mike Whitehead 3 Eddie Sanchez 4 Andrei Arlovski 5 Todd Duffee 6 Seth Petruzelli 7 Travis Wiuff 8 Abe Wagner 9 Joey Beltran 10 Neil Grove 11 Goran Reljic 12 Marcio Cruz 13 Pedro Rizzo - Especially if he beats Fedor 14 Paul Buentello 15Justin McCully 16 Sean McCorkle Heck even throw in Ricco Rodriguez or Tuchscherer or Morecraft or Tim Hague
Submitted May 26, 2012 12:18PM by jjeans - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Titan Fighting 22 Results; Johnson and Davis Victorious
-Anthony Johnson def. Dave Branch via unanimous decision. -L.C. Davis def. Bill Kamery via TKO at 2:59 of Rnd 2 -Andrew Whitney def. Jose Vega via KO at of 2:55 of Rnd 1 -Fabio Mello def. Angelo Duarte via submission (arm triangle) at 4:34 of Rnd 1 -Rudy Bears def. Nick Nolte via submission (punches) at 3:57 of Rnd 1. -Mirsad Bektic def. Willie Mack via TKO at 0:27 of Rnd 2.
Submitted May 26, 2012 2:26AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Roger Huerta Meets Phil Baroni at One FC: Destiny of Warriors
A pair of former UFC fighters will look to get back on track as Roger Huerta meets Phil Baroni at One FC: Destiny of Warriors on June 23.
Submitted May 26, 2012 2:20AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Roger Heurta Signs With ONE FC, To Debut At ‘Destiny of Warriors’ Event This June
Matador’ Huerta (21-6-1, 1NC) has found his way across the Pacific Ocean, signing with the One Fighting Championship promotion. The once highly touted 155-lbs fighter is set to make his promotional debut on June 23, 2012 at the upcoming ONE FC: Destiny of Warriors event set for the Stadium NEgara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. News of his signing was announced by MMAFighting.com who confirmed the news with Huerta’s manager Ali Abdei Aziz of Dominance MMA. No opponent was named for Huerta, but another Dominance MMA fighter was named as having signed with ONE FC in Gregor Gracie.
Submitted May 25, 2012 11:26AM by sparky - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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