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UFC 129 results: Nate Diaz 'probably' dropping back down to lightweight after loss to Rory MacDonald
(mmamania.com)
Nate Diaz has apparently worn out his welcome in the welterweight division. The younger brother of Nick Diaz initially had a strong showing with consecutive stoppages in his first two 170-pound fights, against Rory Markham and Marcus Davis, respectively, but has now lost back-to-back fights to strong grapplers in Dong Hyun Kim and Rory MacDonald. Diaz's coach, Cesar Gracie, tells MMAmania.com his fighter out of the "209" will likely return to 155-pounds
Submitted May 2, 2011 10:31AM by pmoney - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Osama Bin Laden is dead and that makes Strikeforce middleweight Tim Kennedy sad ...
(mmamania.com)
... Because the U.S. Army Green Beret wanted to be the one to get the job done, according to a "special" update from the "forces" behind his official Facebook page: Full quote inside article
Submitted May 2, 2011 10:28AM by pmoney - 8 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Machida credits training changes, Seagal for UFC 129 win over Couture
(mmajunkie.com)
With his third career "Knockout of the Night" win at this past weekend's UFC 129 event, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (17-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) reversed a trend of recent defeats that had many MMA observers questioning his viability as a current UFC contender. The leaping front kick finish that appeared part Anderson Silva, part "Karate Kid," led Randy Couture to call it a career – not to mention schedule a dental appointment to replace a few incisors. Following the win, Machida admitted the pressure was on heading into the fight. Now he's hoping to use a refined approach to training (as well as Steven Seagal's advice) to make it back to the top.
Submitted May 2, 2011 10:20AM by pmoney - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White praises Hominick, Ontario commission for gutsy UFC 129 performance
(mmajunkie.com)
While the UFC's first-ever stadium show provided a myriad of memorable images, Mark Hominick's forehead certainly was not the least among them. With a fourth-round elbow creating a budding hematoma that looked capable of bursting at any moment, Hominick (20-9 MMA, 3-1 UFC) refused to back down from UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo in the final round of their UFC 129 title fight this past Saturday night. The thrilling final frame provided one of the evening's most memorable moments for the 55,724 fans that packed Toronto's Rogers Centre, but those five minutes of gut-wrenching fighting could have easily never happened.
Submitted May 2, 2011 10:14AM by pmoney - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After title shot loss, UFC 129's Jake Shields hopes for one more shot before retirement.
(mmajunkie.com)
TORONTO – His decision to stick to the game plan was crap. His inability or unwillingness to deviate from it was even crappier. No, you don't have to tell Jake Shields this. Following a UFC 129 main-event title loss to welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre – his first defeat in 16 fights and more than six years – Shields was as hard as anyone on himself. "Obviously I'm not happy," he told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following Saturday's UFC 129 event at Toronto's Rogers Centre. "I went in there, and I came up short. Georges has great stand-up, and he kept me away. I couldn't get him down. He did a great job of stuffing my shots."
Submitted May 2, 2011 10:11AM by pmoney - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Leites Outpoints Horn at Superior Challenge 7
(sherdog.com)
STOCKHOLM -- Saturday’s “Rise of Champions” card decided three belts in a wild night of fights and close decisions at Superior Challenge’s seventh outing, held at Hovet Arena. In a duel between former UFC title contenders, Thales Leites captured the vacant Superior Challenge middleweight title in a tight and protested decision against Jeremy Horn. “My strategy was to wait and see his gameplan,” said Leites after the fight. Horn decided to keep the fight standing in a wait-and-see match, leaving the judges a tight fight to decide.
Submitted May 1, 2011 4:03PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 129 Officially Breaks Live Gate, Attendance Records
(sherdog.com)
The final numbers are in for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s record-setting Saturday stop at Rogers Centre in Toronto. UFC 129 “St. Pierre vs. Shields” officially drew 55,724 fans for a live gate of $12.075 million, smashing both promotional and North American MMA records. UFC President Dana White announced the figures during the event’s post-fight news conference.
Submitted May 1, 2011 3:56PM by pmoney - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Greg Jackson - GSP Eye Injury ‘Significant’
(sherdog.com)
Georges St. Pierre's trainer, Greg Jackson, discussed the champion's performance at UFC 129 with Sherdog.com Administrative Editor Jordan Breen. Video interview with Greg Jackson post UFC 129
Submitted May 1, 2011 3:46PM by pmoney - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
A Battle With a Union At the Heart of the UFC and MMA Not Being Santioned in New York
(mmaweekly.com)
With the first ever UFC show in Canada’s province of Ontario a rousing success, the world’s biggest MMA promotion now only has one more giant task to tackle when it comes to conquering a new territory. New York State. Sanctioning for mixed martial arts has happened in almost every state, as well as all the major areas in Canada, and across the world, but New York still seems to be the thorn in the side of the UFC as they try to get the sport legalized there.
Submitted May 1, 2011 2:28PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White: UFC Looking at Aldo-Mendes Title Bout for UFC 133
(sherdog.com)
Hours after the most difficult title defense of his career, Jose Aldo’s next bout was already the subject of speculation. Following the 24-year-old’s “Fight of the Night”-winning performance against Mark Hominick at UFC 129, members of the press asked UFC President Dana White about the Brazilian’s future as featherweight champion. When questioned whether Aldo would find his way onto the UFC 134 card in Rio de Janeiro, White was non-committal, asserting that he might have other plans for the 145-pound king. “I don’t know. That’s a curve ball for me right now,” said White. “I think we’re looking at Jose possibly fighting [at UFC 133] in Philly.” With Aug. 6 now on the table as a tentative return date for the champ, the next logical question surfaced: who will Aldo face in his next title defense? “Probably [Chad Mendes]. Kenny Florian couldn’t be ready by then,” said White. “Mendes is 10-0. It makes sense.”
Submitted May 1, 2011 1:41PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With Cain Velasquez healing, champ will probably headline UFC 136 in Houston
(mmajunkie.com)
TORONTO – With Cain Velasquez reportedly recovering nicely from a recent shoulder surgery, UFC president Dana White is eyeing a fall return for his heavyweight champion. Following Saturday night's UFC 129 post-event press conference at Toronto's Rogers Centre, White told a small group of reporters that Velasquez will likely return at the as-yet-unannounced UFC 136 event, which is expected to take place in Houston and coincide with the company's second UFC Fan Expo of 2011. "Probably," White said when asked if Velasquez would headline the card. "I think that would make a lot of sense."
Submitted May 1, 2011 11:55AM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Georges St. Pierre vs Nick Diaz hurdles exist but UFC president open to idea
(mmajunkie.com)
TORONTO – The UFC's current crop of welterweights has little to offer, and with a super fight with middleweight champion Anderson Silva apparently unlikely, what's next for 170-pound titleholder Georges St-Pierre? It was the big question after St-Pierre's decisive but heavily panned decision victory over Jake Shields in Saturday's UFC 129 main event. But UFC president Dana White has a potential solution: a fight with Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz.
Submitted May 1, 2011 10:15AM by pmoney - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 129 Bonuses: Aldo, Hominick, Machida, Garza Bank $129,000
(sherdog.com)
Four fighters walked away from Rogers Centre in Toronto on Saturday night with $129,000 apiece in post-fight bonus money, as Lyoto Machida took home “Knockout of the Night,” while Pablo Garza was awarded “Submission of the Night.” Meanwhile, Jose Aldo (Pictured; file photo) and Mark Hominick earned “Fight of the Night” honors for their thrilling featherweight title affair in front of a reported 55,724 fans at UFC 129.
Submitted May 1, 2011 2:09AM by kopower - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: UFC Close to Utilizing 5-Round Non-Title Fights
(sherdog.com)
Five-round fights are currently reserved only for championship bouts in the UFC, but that may not be the case for long. On Friday, UFC President Dana White discussed the possibility of big -- but not title -- fights using the 25-minute time limit. “We’re very close to [implementing five-round non-title fights]” White revealed during the Fan Expo Q&A session while promoting UFC 129. The extra two rounds for important fights would likely help to prevent those bouts from ending in draws, as in the recent case of B.J. Penn and Jon Fitch at UFC 127 in February. However, the UFC boss says he had another bout in mind for the promotion's inaugural foray into five-rounders without a title on the line. “We were actually going to start it with Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos [at UFC 131], but we had already made the fight,” White said. “But we already made the fight, so it’s kind of hard to go back to those guys after you already make the fight and say that it is going to be five [rounds] instead of three.” Though the UFC head has discussed the topic of five and even seven-round fights in the past, this appears to be the most serious iteration of that discussion. Though White has also expressed his desire to see seven-round title fights, that topic was not broached on Friday.
Submitted Apr 29, 2011 6:01PM by kopower - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 129 Weigh-In Video and Results
(bloodyelbow.com)
Main card: Georges St. Pierre (169.5) vs. Jake Shields (169) [WW title] Jose Aldo (145) vs. Mark Hominick (145.25) [FW title] Randy Couture (203.5) vs. Lyoto Machida (204.5) Vladimir Matyushenko (205.5) vs. Jason Brilz (204.5) Mark Bocek (155) vs. Ben Henderson (156.5*) On Spike: [8 p.m. ET] Nate Diaz (171) vs. Rory MacDonald (170.5) Sean Pierson (170) vs. Jake Ellenberger (170) On Facebook.com/UFC: [6 p.m. ET] Claude Patrick (169.5) vs. Daniel Roberts (170.5) Ivan Menjivar (136) vs. Charlie Valencia (135.5) Jason MacDonald (185) vs. Ryan Jensen (185) John Makdessi (155.5) vs. Kyle Watson (155) Yves Jabouin (146) vs. Pablo Garza (145)
Submitted Apr 29, 2011 4:54PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Pierce vs. Johny Hendricks targeted for UFC 133 in Philly
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight bout between Mike Pierce (12-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Johny Hendricks (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is in the works for UFC 133. A source close to the negotiations told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the competitors have agreed to the bout. However, bout agreements haven't been signed, and UFC officials haven't announced the fight. UFC 133 takes place Aug. 6 in Philadelphia. The city's Wells Fargo Center is expected to host the pay-per-view event. Pierce vs. Hendricks likely will be part of the PPV broadcast or a preliminary-card teaser that airs or streams in some form.
Submitted Apr 28, 2011 1:36PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC returns to England on Oct. 15; Liverpool or Nottingham likely host
(mmajunkie.com)
One day short of a full calendar year, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is making its return to England on Oct. 15.MMAFighting.com reported the return on Wednesday and stated Liverpool's 11,000-seat Echo Arena likely will play host.While Liverpool is the leading candidate, a source close to the show told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) Nottingham's 10,000-seat National Ice Centre also has been reserved as a possible backup site.
Submitted Apr 28, 2011 1:34PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC President Dana White Tells Tito Ortiz to Put Jenna Jameson 'On a Leash'
(bloodyelbow.com)
You'd think Dana White would learn. He was forced to apologize after calling Loretta Hunt (then of Sherdog) a "******* dumb bitch" and her anonymous source a "faggot" and a "*****" in April of 2009 (video here). (As a side note, try to find video of the apology. The UFC took down the official video (it was the lead in to a fight week video blog), and I've had no luck finding a transcript. If I remember correctly, the apology was more PR move than legitimate remorse.)It looked like Dana White had himself under control. Sure, he'll always have that aggressive and abrasive Alpha Male personality, but it seemed as if someone got in his ear and told him to, you know, think before you say something.
Submitted Apr 28, 2011 1:21PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Michael McDonald Replaces Kid Yamamoto at UFC 130, Faces Chris Cariaso
(mmaweekly.com)
An injury has forced Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto out of UFC 130 and in to replace him will be Michael McDonald stepping to face Chris Cariaso on the May card. The UFC announced the new bout late Wednesday“Kid Yamamoto has withdrawn from his May 28th bout vs Chris Cariaso due to injury,” said UFC President Dana White. “In his place will be UFC’s youngest fighter and one of it’s most exciting, Michael McDonald, who is coming off a recent Fight of The Night performance. Chris Cariaso carries a great record of his own with a fast style and he plans on cementing his place in the bantamweight division with a win over the highly touted prospect. Both have verbally agreed to the fight.
Submitted Apr 28, 2011 1:17PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Sanchez vs. Matt Hughes tapped for fall UFC event
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight bout between Diego Sanchez (23-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) and Matt Hughes (45-8 MMA, 18-6 UFC) has been tapped for a to-be-announced UFC event in the fall, officials today announced. No date or location were announced for the fight. The booking, though, all but assures that UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie won't get his desired rematch with Hughes at August's UFC 134 event in Brazil.
Submitted Apr 28, 2011 11:07AM by Budgellism - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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