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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.
History Proves Quality Performances Are Essential to Title Aspirations
While the "what have you done for me lately" ideology that the UFC seems to be using to justify the title match-ups is evident, there are plenty of other factors. That concept also includes how impressive you've been in your performances, your drawing power, and the ability to produce hype around fights. Jon Fitch hasn't shown any of those attributes in his performances, and some would say he's putting himself into a problematic situation of being the next Yushin Okami.
Evan Dunham, if you're listening, keep winning ...
I performed like crap. He’s a good fighter. He came in and did what he had to do, but I went in there not thinking about the fight. I had a lot of other things on my mind so it kind of hurt me. There was no doubt in my mind that I was going to beat Cole Miller when I fought him, but against Dunham I had a lot of problems going through my head.
Vera Still Mad About Couture Decision
"Hell no, (expletive) that decision man," Vera said. "I'm still mad about that decision." When the scorecards were read, Couture got the nod on a unanimous decision from the judges, but many felt that Vera's ability to land damage whenever the two did engage was enough for the win.
Courtney Buck Replaces Caraway On March 6 WEC Card
A change has been made to the upcoming WEC card in Columbus, OH as Bryan Caraway has been forced off the show with a knee injury. Stepping in to replace him will be Courtney Buck who will now face Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace, Fredson Paixao in a featherweight contest.
EA Sports fighter Ken Shamrock says rival videogame could turn industry "on its head"
"EA Sports MMA," a soon-to-be-released rival title to the UFC and THQ's bestselling "UFC Undisputed" franchise, will be a phenomenal game that could revolutionize the MMA-videogame industry.That's the word from MMA legend Ken Shamrock, who's admittedly a bit biased since he's in the EA Sports game.
Amir Sadollah vs. Dong Hyun Kim likely for UFC 114 in May
The fight card for the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Memorial Day weekend event is quickly taking shape, and a new welterweight bout is in the works: "The Ultimate Fighter 7" winner Amir Sadollah (3-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. undefeated Dong Hyun Kim (12-0-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC).
Jon Fitch's AKA teammate Cain Velasquez doesn't believe the guard is dead
"I wouldn't say that because everybody has that chance to submit people, and this game has grown so big that (you have to be) good in every area of MMA," Velasquez told reporters during a media teleconference promoting his fight with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 110 on Feb. 21 in Sydney, Australia.
Antonio Banuelos inked to face Damacio Page at WEC 48 in April
The WEC's first pay-per-view effort now has its first 135-pound match-up.Bantamweight fighters Antonio Banuelos (17-5 MMA, 8-4 WEC) and Damacio Page (15-4 MMA, 3-1 WEC) have signed to fight at "WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber." MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the fight Wednesday with sources close to the event.
Pink Slip Day in the UFC: Coleman, Nover, & Hague Cut After Losses
Phillipe Nover (0-3 in the UFC) lost a unanimous decision to Rob Emerson on the UFC 109 preliminary card, which, when added to his controversial TKO loss to Kyle Bradley and his totally legitimate decision loss to Efrain Escudero in the TUF 8 Finale, pretty much guaranteed that he’d be cut. For a guy once hailed as a 155-pound Anderson Silva, he turned out to be an epic Octagon bust. "i know you guy know coleman and hague got cut..but news flash nover's gone too"
Brian Foster Talks UFC 110 & Childhood
Brian Foster “Ready for Lytle and Australia”
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Kampman Cut, and off of 111
UFC Cuts Frank Trigg
Triggonomics no longer has a place in UFC. The losing streak of death today claimed Frank Trigg, who confirmed he has been cut by the promotion. Trigg went 6-1 to earn his second shot in UFC after a 2-3 run before but was TKO'd by Josh Koscheck in September then was KO'd by Matt Serra at UFC 109. He's undecided on future plans.
Rampage On Rashad: "he got no chin. A big mouth, but no chin"
Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson says time off from fighting in the Octagon will not be a factor when he finally steps in the cage to face his rival Rashad Evans in a light-heavyweight battle that has been brewing since an in-cage face-off at UFC 96 following Jackson’s win over Keith Jardine.
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