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Franklin Possible; Couture Up For Lesnar Rematch
Following his UFC 109 win over Mark Coleman, UFC president Dana White said Randy Couture was a contender in the UFC light heavyweight division, but the former two-time UFC light heavyweight titleholder and three-time heavyweight champion wouldn’t rule out fighting in the heavyweight division again.
StrikeForce Weighs In On Shields As TUF 11 Coach
"Jake is always looking for more exposure, and try to increase his brand as an individual," Coker told MMAWeekly Radio recently. "When I heard about it, it was like when Robbie Lawler was doing The Ultimate Fighter when Matt Hughes was coaching. We see it as no different, and Chuck asked him to be the coach, and where Jake trains it doesn't matter."
MMA Regulation Heads Towards Reality In Alabama
Are you paying attention New York? Just one week after Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle signed mixed martial arts regulation into law, the vice chair of the Alabama Boxing Commission, Casey Sears, told MMAWeekly.com that the Cotton State is ready to usher in its own sanctioning.
Bellator Fighting Championships announces Canadian broadcast deal, signs Sean Pierson
Bellator Fighting Championships CEO and founder Bjorn Rebney today announced that Canadian broadcaster The Score Television Network will air the upcoming seasons two and three of Bellator's tournament-based MMA.
UFC adds four bouts to UFC 113; Stephens vs. Stout, Belcher vs. Cote on main card
In addition to the previously announced main event of light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida in a rematch with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, the organization today confirmed a pair of main-card contests in Jeremy Stephens vs. Sam Stout and Alan Belcher vs. Patrick Cote as well as two preliminary card bouts.
French striker Cyrille Diabate signs UFC deal, meets Luiz Cane at UFC 114
PRIDE, Cage Rage and ShoXC veteran Cyrille "The Snake" Diabate (15-6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has signed a four-fight deal with the UFC and is expected to meet Luiz Cane (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at UFC 114 in May.
Melvin Guillard vs. Thiago Tavares in the works for UFC 114 in May
Slugger Melvin Guillard's (23-8-2 MMA, 6-4 UFC) tour of the UFC lightweight division's best submission fighters isn't over just yet.MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to the organization that Guillard and Brazilian Thiago Tavares (14-3-1 MMA, 4-3-1 UFC) have verbally agreed to meet at UFC 114.
Demian vs. Anderson: “I still can’t believe it”
“I still don’t know where I’ll train, but I’ll go train Boxing with (Luis Carlos) Dorea for sure. My physical preparation wlll be with (Rafael) Alejarra”, Demian revealed, confirmed the training with the Nogueira brothers Boxing coach and Wanderlei Silva’s ex physical trainer.
Ross Pearson vs Denis Siver at UFN 21
British lightweight Ross Pearson has confirmed that he will be fighting Denis Siver at UFC Fight Night 21 on March 31st. The fight was first reported by Fighters Only on January 21st and Pearson today confirmed it via his Facebook account.
Anderson Silva to Defend Title Against Demian Maia at UFC 112
The mystery is over... Maia will get the next shot
It Won't Be Chael Sonnen Fighting Anderson Silva in Abu Dhabi
The great mystery as to who will step up and challenge for Anderson Silva's middleweight title at UFC 112 on April 10 is looking like it will be solved by process of elimination. Chael Sonnen, who became the number one contender with his upset of Nate Marquardt, now says he won't be making the quick turnaround to face Silva in Abu Dhabi. But with Sonnen and Vitor Belfort both ruled out, who's left?
Gracie: Canseco and Strikeforce CEO Coker meet to discuss potential MMA future
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker and Canseco gathered today in a San Jose, Calif.-area restaurant along with esteemed trainer Cesar Gracie to discuss the possibility of the former baseball star fighting for Strikeforce, according to Gracie, who spoke with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) Friday before the group met. *man i just posted a while ago that someone from strikeforce said the jose would not be fighting walker..strikeforce get you story straight...
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."
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