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Power Ranger Past, Jason Frank Up For Next Fight
"He came in talking trash and stuff and we kind of got into a shoving match," Frank told MMAWeekly.com in an exclusive interview. "We took it out in the ring, kind of fell out of my game plan to be honest with you."
Shamrock vs. Shamrock? Ken says he's still willing, but Petruzelli first on list
The fighting Lauzon brothers recently changed their stance on a future in-cage matchup, but don't count UFC Hall-of-Famer Ken Shamrock (27-13-2) out of a potential fight with sibling Frank Shamrock (23-10-2).Ken recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that he's actually signed a contract to fight his brother at least four times, but Frank has walked away from each opportunity.
Charlie Brenneman vs. Jason High official for UFC Fight Night 21 in North Carolina
The recently reported meeting between UFC newcomers Charlie Brenneman (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Jason High (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is now official, and the two welterweight prospects will meet on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 21.The signings of both fighters were reported this week, and the UFC today officially announced the matchup.
Jake Ellenberger official for UFC 111, faces Ben Saunders on main card
Today, the UFC made the change, which was first reported by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), official, and Ellenberger's bout with Ben Saunders (8-1-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will remain on the evening's main card.
John Gunderson vs. Paul Taylor official for UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi
The UFC officially announced that John Gunderson (22-7 MMA, 0-1 UFC) meets Paul Taylor (10-5-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC) at UFC 112 in a bout that was originally reported by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
What Does Gegard Mousasi Leaving M-1 Global Mean for Fedor Emelianenko and Strikeforce?
For me personally, Mousasi's break with M-1 Global raises the hope that Fedor Emelianenko himself will reconsider his relationships with them at the end of his current two fight deal with them.Mousasi is his own man, and has said in the past that he's not especially close to Fedor. But fans can hope this is the first crack in the wall that has been keeping the world's #1 heavyweight out of the world's #1 promotion.
Chuck Liddell: This year the TUF guys want to be fighters, not TV stars
We've got some good guys like usual, but this season there are some that I just know are going to be really good. The thing that reminds me of that first season is we've got so many guys who you can see that they've got what it takes. What's so much different is that the first season, we really didn't even know what we were doing.
Joe Stevenson doesn't want to train with BJ Penn ...
UFC lightweight Joe Stevenson (via Fighter's Only) passes on the opportunity to train with current division champion BJ Penn heading into his UFC 110 fight against George Sotiropoulos on Feb. 21 because "Daddy" is planning on another title shot against the Hawaiian by year's end.
Wanderlei To Train With Anderson At UFC 110
There is no doubt that Brazilian fighters are a proud people, and when rivalries rise up sometimes there's not much anybody can do to put out the fire. One rivalry that came and went recently was between former training partners Wanderlei Silva and UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Gerald Harris Draws Mario Miranda On Mar 31 UFC
Following a "Knockout of the Night" performance in his return to the UFC, Gerald Harris will return to at Fight Night on March 31 facing another UFC newcomer in undefeated prospect, Mario Miranda, on the undercard of the show.
UFC Quick Quote: Wanderlei Silva feels 'fast' at 185-pounds
"I feel so great. I feel fast. My timing is better. I think I’m going to have a great performance in the division. The surgery I make because I broke my nose a lot of times before. I reconstruct my nose because before I don’t sleep very well. Now, I sleep better and my recovery’s better, no? I feel great. My cardio is better now and I’m ready to fight (again). For my next fight, I trained a lot of wrestling, jiu-jitsu, and Muay Thai. I’m going to try and use it now." Mixed Martial Arts icon Wanderlei Silva (32-10-1) talks about the advantages of his cut to middleweight (via Sherdog.com) for his upcoming middleweight scrap against Michael Bisping at UFC 110 from the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia, on Feb. 21.
Gegard Mousasi severs ties with M-1 Global
One of mixed martial arts most promising talents will no longer answer to the powers that be under the M-1 Global banner, as Gegard Mousasi announced the end of his business relationship with the Vadim Finkelchtein-led fight promotion. From "The Dreamcatcher," courtesy of Sherdog.com: "After careful consideration, I have decided that it is in my best interest to part ways with M-1 Global. During the time I spent under their wing, M-1 Global, as a promoter and management company, allowed me to achieve many great things. I appreciate all they have done for me. My management is [now] being taken care of by someone close to me."
UFC Cuts Rolles Gracie
Say Goodnight, Gracie. It's one and done for the latest Gracie in UFC, as Heavyweight Rolles Gracie has been given his pink slip just 5 days after making his UFC debut. He was TKO'd by Joey Beltran in round 2 at UFC 109. It was Rolles' first loss in 4 career fights.
Belfort Injured, Off 112
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s plans for a spectacular debut in the Middle East took a hit on Thursday when an injured shoulder forced Vitor Belfort to withdraw from his middleweight title fight with champion Anderson Silva at UFC 112 on April 10 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Almeida: Before You Seek Revenge, Dig Two Graves
“The knee is still not 100-percent and my grappling training is a little limited right now,” he admitted. “It has forced me to work a lot on my boxing and Muay Thai. I am having a great time with training and feel like I am learning a lot.”
Jason High signs four-fight deal with UFC, will meet Charlie Brenneman
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has added to the already stacked welterweight division with the recent signing of Charlie Brenneman (10-1) and now the organization has signed Jason High (9-2).
Belfort possibly injured; title fight canceled?
Jayme Sandall, Karate trained of the challenger, revealed to TATAME.com that Belfort had a shoulder injury, but he doesn’t know how bad it is. “He was training but not using the arm for a long time because of the injury, he said he’d stop for a while. He said he’d have it scanned to know how bad it is, but I don’t talk with him for 15 days and I don’t know about the results”, said.
Joey Beltran and Renzo Gracie Talk Rolles Gracie's Dismal Debut at UFC 109
"It was embarrasing. I can tell you he wasn't in that bad of shape. Fact is the nerves drained him of his energy. His stand up and ground work looked bad, nothing at all like he was doing in training leading up to the fight and it was if he couldn't hear what I was telling him. I think the pressure he put on himself overwhelmed him. He'll learn and be back."
Two-time UFC vet Ryan Thomas joins Bellator's season-two welterweight tourney
A source close to the tournament on Thursday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Thomas has signed an exclusive deal to compete in the promotion's season-two tournament.
Josh Koscheck Is Being Photoshopped Into a Living Death
Who knows what will happen when Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley mix it up at UFC 113 (May 8th, Montreal), but Semtex has scored a first-round KO in the battle of insulting pre-fight Photoshops. Peeved at Koscheck's recent Twitter outbursts, Daley stopped by The UG earlier today to post this call to arms.
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