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Don't Let Karo Parisyan Catch You Dancing, Bro
(mmamania.com)
Ahead of his UFC reutrn at UFC 123 against Dennis Hallman, he likens his chosen discipline of judo to dance. "Best thing about me, when I grab my opponent and I clinch with them, it's pretty easy for me to feel their weakness and their strength. I get them to dance. As soon as they start dancing, that's when I catch them. Judo is a dance. You dance with your partner and he makes a mistake and you catch him, you throw them on their head. It's very easy for me sometimes to throw opponents. At the same time, sometimes I feel like I'm cheating, sometimes it's so easy, with foot sweeps and all my hip tosses, and all the other arm drags or whatever people think I do. I think it all comes down to feel. I say that once and I'll always say it. Everything comes down to feel. You have to feel your opponent. Just like boxing, it's timing. Everything is timing and everything comes to that part where you have to feel, where it becomes second nature. It's like, 'How do you do it?' I don't know. It just happens. It's second nature. I feel it. And I feel the judo."
Submitted Nov 16, 2010 1:42PM by DCRage - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WEC 52: 570,000 Viewers
(mmajunkie.com)
Urijah Faber is a proven draw. No doubt about it. Bolstered by the World Extreme Cagefighting star's main event with Takeya Mizugaki, the Nov. 11 broadcast of WEC 52 scored an impressive 0.57 household rating and an average audience of 570,000 viewers on Versus. Only WEC 46 drew more viewers so far this year-and that event also featured Faber. In fact, 4 of the 6 most-viewed WEC events since WEC 34 (Faber-Pulver 1) have had Faber in the main event or co-main.
Submitted Nov 16, 2010 8:56AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Fabricio Werdum Wants to Fight Outside of Strikeforce Before Facing Fedor Emelianenko or Alistair Overeem
(bloodyelbow.com)
"I used this trip to make a couple of good contacts in Abu Dhabi and Japan. Strikeforce want me to return in March against Fedor [Emelianenko] or [Alistair] Overeem, but I'm looking forward to having a fight before that one. I don’t have an exclusive contract with Strikeforce, only for the U.S., and I got a nice proposal in Abu Dhabi and another one in Japan... My arm is 100 percent now and I feel that by February, I'll be ready to fight in Abu Dhabi or Japan."
Submitted Nov 16, 2010 2:08AM by jae_1833 - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
UFC and Strikeforce Veteran Jay Hieron signs with Bellator
(mmaweekly.com)
Jay Hieron has finally found a new home. Following the completion of his Strikeforce contract, the Xtreme Couture fighter has signed on with Bellator Fighting Championships and will be competing in their upcoming Season 4 welterweight tournament.
Submitted Nov 16, 2010 2:04AM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC-WEC Merger Will Not Include Alex Karalexis
(mmamania.com)
We now know that not all current WEC fighters are going to UFC as part of the upcoming merger-Alex Karalexis is not UFC-bound. In fact, he actually has been released by Zuffa. Karalexis last fought in April, losing by submission to ANthony Pettis. He was to have faced Zhang Tie Quan at WEC 51 but withdrew due to injury. He was 4-3 in WEC but just 1-3 in his last 4 fights.
Submitted Nov 15, 2010 8:13PM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC
 
UFC 123's "Rampage" vs. Machida winner gets title shot? UFC boss not sure
(mmajunkie.com)
With UFC 122 in the books, the focus now turns to Saturday's UFC 123 headliner between former champions Lyoto Machida and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. And though the light-heavyweight bout may seem a likely No. 1 contender's bout, UFC president Dana White told MMAjunkie.com he's not ready to promise a title shot to the winner just yet. "I don't know," he told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "The fight has to happen first (before I decide)." Saturday's pay-per-view show takes place at the Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit and is bolstered by a B.J. Penn vs. Matt Hughes co-headliner. But the bout that could have the biggest and most immediate impact on its division is Machida (16-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) vs. Jackson (30-8 MMA, 5-2 UFC). Thoughts?
Submitted Nov 15, 2010 8:10PM by Twenty20Dollars - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC boss says Rua vs. Evans on target for March, "Suga" comfortable with schedule
(mmajunkie.com)
While a recent ESPN.com report suggested that former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans (15-1-1 MMA, 10-1-1 UFC) was upset at sitting on the sidelines while waiting for current champ Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (19-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) to heal from knee surgery, UFC president Dana White said "Suga" is doing just fine. White was initially baffled by Evans' comments in the report, which suggested he was frustrated at Rua's recovery schedule, but the UFC boss says the two have since worked through any hard feelings and everything is on track for 2011. "Rashad and I talked right after that whole goofy incident," White said. "We're cool."
Submitted Nov 15, 2010 6:18PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Fight Camp / Team, General MMA
 
Despite Fight Cancellation, Both Rivera & Sakara Paid
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite a last-minute cancellation of their UFC 122 co-main event, Jorge Rivera and Alessio Sakara both received pay for the fight. According to Dana White, Sakara got paid his show money, but Rivera got both his show money and what would've been his win bonus. "Do we not take care of guys?" White asked MMAjunkie.com when questioned about their pay. "Jorge actually got both (his show money and win bonus)." UFC officials aren't required to pay fighters in such situations but usually do. The fact that Sakara had hoped to fight through his illness likely won him the respect and loyalty of White and Co. It's not known how much each fighter actually got and also no word on if they'll try the fight again.
Submitted Nov 14, 2010 7:55PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Source: Jorge Rivera vs. Michael Bisping "95 percent" likely for UFC 127
(mmajunkie.com)
After the last-minute cancellation of a weekend UFC 122 co-headliner with Alessio Sakara, Jorge Rivera (18-7 MMA, 8-5 UFC) soon could end up fighting another middleweight contender: Michael Bisping (20-3 MMA, 10-3).
Submitted Nov 14, 2010 4:02PM by Gogoplatapus - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Riddle-Pierson Completes UFC 124 Card
(sherdog.com)
UFC newcomer Sean Pierson will take on “Ultimate Fighter” alum Matt Riddle in a preliminary matchup at UFC 124 Dec. 11 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Made official by the promotion, the welterweight bout finalizes the show’s 11-fight card. Riddle was originally set to meet Anthony “TJ” Waldburger, but Pierson was tapped as a replacement in late October when Waldburger was forced from the match due an undisclosed injury.
Submitted Nov 14, 2010 3:38PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Fight Camp / Team, General MMA
 
Jonathan Goulet Decides To Hang Up His Gloves
(cagepages.com)
French Canadian mixed martial artist Jonathan “The Road Warrior” Goulet has announced his decision to call it quits on his career. Goulet entered the UFC octagon nine times in his career and recorded a 4-5 record. On his career, Goulet earned himself a 23-12 record.
Submitted Nov 14, 2010 12:13PM by FastKnockout - 36 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
MFC: Douglas Lima Submits Juarez To Win Title, Ford Goes 2-0 Against Spratt
(mmaweekly.com)
There was bad blood leading into the MFC main event on Friday night, but Douglas Lima settled the grudge with Jesse Juarez and took home the welterweight title with a slick submission win in the third round.
Submitted Nov 14, 2010 3:33AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Listening to public sentiment, UFC boss says he'll re-think Lesnar vs. Mir III
(mmajunkie.com)
Just one day after suggesting Lesnar vs. Mir III is a fight that "kind of makes sense" in the heavyweight division, UFC president Dana White now admits feedback received on his Twitter account is leading him away from arranging the matchup. "People have been saying on my Twitter that they're not happy with that fight," White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "It's something I need to re-think."
Submitted Nov 14, 2010 3:31AM by jae_1833 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Fitch Won't Cry Over Being Passed Up On Title Shot
(mmanews.com)
Prior to his last bout against Thiago Alves, Jon Fitch had been told by UFC President Dana White that the winner would be the next in line to fight for the UFC Welterweight Title after Georges St. Pierre and Josh Koscheck settle things in December but enter a Jake Shields signing and win at UFC 121 and it appears Fitch had been left out in the cold, but that's not something that he's upset about:
Submitted Nov 14, 2010 3:29AM by jae_1833 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kampmann Says Shields Did Nothing But Hug Him
(mmanews.com)
After a close split decision loss to Jake Shields at UFC 121, Martin Kampmann talks about how he felt about the loss and who could be in his future via Riddum.com:
Submitted Nov 14, 2010 3:28AM by jae_1833 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White disappointed with UFC 122 main event, points blame at renowned trainer
(mmajunkie.com)
White had some particularly harsh words for headliner Nate Marquardt (30-10-2 MMA, 9-4 UFC), who saw a second shot at the title slip through his hands with a unanimous decision loss to Yushin Okami (26-5 MMA, 10-2 UFC).
Submitted Nov 14, 2010 3:26AM by jae_1833 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 122 attendance and live gate: 8,421 for estimated $600,000
(mmajunkie.com)
OBERHAUSEN, Germany – Saturday's UFC 122 event drew 8,421 spectators for an estimated live gate of approximately $600,000. The event took place at Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany, and aired via same-day delay on Spike TV in the U.S.
Submitted Nov 14, 2010 3:25AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 122 bonuses
(mmajunkie.com)
OBERHAUSEN, Germany – Karlos Vemola, Dennis Siver, Pascal Krauss and Mark Scanlon each earned $60,000 "Fight Night" bonuses for their performances at Saturday's "UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami" event. Vemola earned the night's "Knockout of the Night" award, Siver picked up the "Submission of the Night" bonus, and Krauss and Scanlon shared "Fight of the Night" honors.
Submitted Nov 14, 2010 3:23AM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 122 main-card recap
(mmajunkie.com)
MAIN CARD Yushin Okami def. Nate Marquardt via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28) Dennis Siver def. Andre Winner via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 3:37 Amir Sadollah def. Peter Sobotta via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Krzysztof Soszynski def. Goran Reljic by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Duane Ludwig vs. Nick Osipczak via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) PRELIMINARY CARD Vladimir Matyushenko def. Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreira via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 2:20 Pascal Krauss def. Mark Scanlon via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Kyle Noke def. Rob Kimmons via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 2, 1:33 Karlos Vemola def. Seth Petruzelli via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 3:46 Carlos Eduardo Rocha def. Kris McCray via submission (kneebar) - Round 1, 2:21
Submitted Nov 14, 2010 3:21AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White: Roy Nelson's UFC Career On Hold Until Outside Contract Issues Resolved
(mmajunkie.com)
OBERHAUSEN, Germany – There's a reason Roy Nelson will not appear at UFC 125, and it's not because the UFC is unable to find him a new opponent. UFC president Dana White today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Nelson (15-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is currently contractually bound to another fight promotion. As such, he won't be seen inside the octagon until he is in the clear from his previous employer. Following Saturday night's UFC 121 event in Oberhausen, Germany, White declined to specifically name the fight promotion, but sources close to "Big Country" confirmed that former boxing champion Roy Jones Jr.'s Square Ring Promotions has Nelson tied down. Nelson headlined a MMA/boxing hybrid card Jones Jr. promoted in March 2009 entitled "March Badness" and was defeated by former UFC heavyweight contender Jeff Monson by unanimous decision. He earned $30,000 for his efforts. That's gotta suck.
Submitted Nov 14, 2010 12:56AM by BlueSkiesBurn - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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