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Tamdan McCrory eyes summer return, ready to "knock someone's head off"
It's taken Tamdan McCrory (11-3) just about five months to go from from "Barncat" to "Barnlion." McCrory recently spoke with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), and the former UFC welterweight discussed his permanent move to middleweight after a "man-spurt" that made it all but impossible to make 170 pounds.
Justine Buchholz Latest Fighter Release From UFC
Team Alpha Male fighter, Justin Buchholz, is the latest casualty of the UFC 109 fighter cuts as the Alaska native has been released from his contract following a loss to Mac Danzig last weekend.
Escudero Cleared, Faces Lauzon At UFC 114
Sources close to the fight confirmed the bout with MMAWeekly.com on Friday. Originally, the bout was still only a rumor due to a pending MRI on Escudero's arm following his fight against Evan Dunham in January, but he has been cleared for action.
Hello, Japan: Zombie Sengoku Lurches Onward; Major Upset Atop the Women's MMA Heap
Sengoku Raiden Championship -- "now under new management" -- is slowly piecing together its March 7th return show, to be held at the Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo hall. Most promising of the three fights announced this week is a welterweight tilt between Akihiro Gono (31-15-7) and Sweden's Diego Gonzalez (13-3, 1 NC).
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Will Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic Prove His Decline Is Overstated?
"Hyppolite was in Zagreb for one week and two weeks I was with him in Amsterdam. It took me all this time to realise that it is impossible to prepare properly without a real good camp and authoritative coach. That was the main fault in my career, I was too lazy to go away to a respected team."
Bloody Elbow Confirms Strikeforce Is Not Meeting With Jose Canseco
"We are not meeting with Jose and he will not be fighting Herschel Walker."
Vitor Belfort: 'I think I did the right thing'
"You can’t describe something indescribable. Everyone is upset but I think they understand the situation. It’s part of the life and I will come back stronger after this. This situation gives me more wish to become the champion. Soon I will be fighting for the belt and doing what is need. I just want to thank the support and endearment from the fans. I only ask everyone to root for my recovery."
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.
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