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John Howard vs. Dennis Hallman in the works for UFC 106 in Las Vegas
Welterweight Dennis Hallman's (41-12-2 MMA, 1-3 UFC) first opponent in his return to the UFC has been determined, and "Superman" has agreed to meet John Howard (12-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at UFC 106. So I guess it's probably not going to be Hughes then....lame.
Gina Carano to Star in Movie -- Knockout
Gina Carano has been cast as the star of an upcoming movie called Knockout. The movie will be an action movie and directed by Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean's 11, 12, 13). Production is said to take place at some point in Jan. 2010.
Bellator to host two seasons in 2010, expanding to live shows in English and Spanish
After a successful first season that netted the rookie Bellator Fighting Championships promotion solid coverage, company CEO Bjorn Rebney said a deal is now in place that will greatly expand the organization's television audience in 2010. Bellator debuted in April with a 12-week season that crowned four tournament champions and featured dozens of notables in non-tournament bouts. The season, though, aired via one-day tape delay and was televised only in Spanish on ESPN Deportes.
Mousasi: UFC Never Made Offer
"In terms of long-term potential, few mixed martial artists carry the value of Gegard Mousasi, a multi-lingual 24-year-old with talent to spare. Currently under contract to Strikeforce and Dream, he denies the UFC made a pitch for his services following the collapse of Affliction’s fight promotion wing in July."
DONE WITH UFC JITTERS, CARLOS CONDIT PLANS KO
"Former WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit is set to return to the Octagon when he takes on newcomer Jake Ellenberger on Sept. 16 at UFC Fight Night 19, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He enters this fight on the heels of an exciting split decision loss to Xtreme Couture’s Martin Kampmann this past April (marking his first loss in a near three-year stretch). Condit will look to rectify his position among the best in his class with a win over Ellenberger, who is as tough as they come, sporting a 21-4 record with wins over Jose Landi-Jons, Pat Healy, and Gil Castillo. " I can see it happening
MARK BOCEK BACK TRAINING, EYES DECEMBER
UFC lightweight Mark Bocek has been cleared to train by his doctor and will be back in the gym Friday, according to manager Mary Oliveira. The 28-year-old Canadian tore his Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) a week before a submission win over David Bielkheden at UFC 97 and was forced out of action all summer.
Randy Couture Opening Training Camp to Calvin Pace, Other NFL Players Suspended for PEDs
Starting Friday, the Jets outside linebacker began serving a four-game suspension, handed down before training camp for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing supplements. Instead of passing the time in New Jersey or at his home in Atlanta, Pace will spend the next two weeks working out with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) guru Randy Couture.
ross clifton found dead
Super heavyweight Ross "The Grizzly" Clifton, an eight-year veteran of MMA best known for his TKO loss to Ken Shamrock at "Wargods" in February, has passed away from an apparent heart attack. He was 32 years old. Clifton's former trainer, UFC veteran Cal Worsham, said the Rancho Cordova fighter was found dead by his wife Friday morning. Clifton was reportedly watching TV in a recliner chair when the wife went to bed Thursday night. Official details of Clifton's death were not readily available. Clifton ran a small MMA school called "Grizzly's Den" in nearby Cameron Park and last fought in July, losing by TKO to Rick Vardell at Gladiator Challenge: Total Recall.
UFC's Kenny Florian finds mutual admiration at Walter Reed Army Hospital
What's easier – talking to an amputee or fighting B.J. Penn? I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's back this tale up. I sat in Washington DC's Reagan National Airport waiting for Kenny Florian to get off his plane with a sign that said, "FLORINI," nearly giddy at the opportunity to mess with him. In reference to Dr. Phil's boneheaded mispronunciation of his last name, I was hoping he'd flash his toothy grin and say, "Dude, that's not right," or something equally as humorous.
Former boxing champion Ricardo Mayorga moving to MMA with Shine Fights
Colorful boxing veteran Ricardo Mayorga, who's fought everyone from Oscar De La Hoya to Shane Mosley to Félix Trinidad, is heading to the world of mixed martial arts. The Ohio-based Shine Fights, which held its second-ever event on Friday in Florida, made the announcement during its online pay-per-view broadcast of the show. No debut date or opponent have been determined for Mayorga, a former WBA/WBC welterweight and WBC junior middleweight champion who owns a 29-7-1 career record.
BIG NOG EYEING MIR REMATCH
"After dispatching Randy Couture last Saturday at UFC 102, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira was game to “play” with reigning champ Brock Lesnar if the opportunity became available. 'If they gave me a title shot, it would be awesome,' he told MMAWeekly. But after hearing Frank Mir’s opinions about his performance, Big Nog is eyeing a rematch with the former champion." Looks like the rematch is more likely to happen sooner than later.
Anderson Silva Done For The Year
Amidst word from his manager that Anderson Silva wanted to "take a break from fighting", it's now been confirmed that Silva has a good reason. Elbow surgery means the UFC Middleweight Champion is done fighting in 2009. He's expected to return in early 2010 and face either Dan Henderson or Nate Marquardt for the title.
Wanderlei Silva discusses facial surgery
Wanderlei Silva checks in with his fans via his video blog, and extensively discusses his facial surgery, as well as new tattoos, and more. For those not wanting to watch the whole video, the surgery was the first thing he talks about.
Submitted Sep 5, 2009 11:37AM by BrutalKnockOut - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
Mike Swick's downtime to be brief, though welterweight's next move uncertain
Though the UFC has yet to make an official announcement, welterweight Mike Swick (14-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) today acknowledged the reports that he would no longer be facing Martin Kampmann at UFC 103 on Sept. 19 in Dallas. In Swick's place steps British slugger Paul Daley.
"Minotauro" Nogueira: If Frank Mir thinks I was making excuses, then let's do it again
UFC heavyweight Frank Mir (12-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) doesn't have much good to say about Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (32-5-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) these days. Mir has taken exception to the numerous "excuses" – such as a severe staph infection that hospitalized the Brazilian, as well as torn meniscus – laid out by UFC president Dana White, UFC announcer Joe Rogan and "Minotauro" himself as to why the Nogueira that lost to Frank Mir in December 2008 was different than the one that defeated Randy Couture in the main event of this past Saturday's UFC 102 in Portland, Ore.
ADCC Barcalona 2009 - WebSite!
The ADCC 2009 Website is up! looks like its been up for a while, but havn't seen it on here. Some great Super fights already. Roger Gracie vs Robert Drysdale, and looks like quite a few household names will be there as well. GSP, Urijah, Maia and more!
Submitted Sep 4, 2009 9:08PM by RMFG_187 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Other Combat Sports
UFC's dual division hopeful Brandon Vera wants the world to know his name
When then-heavyweight Brandon Vera stormed on to the UFC scene beginning in 2005 with four-straight stoppage victories, the California resident really did appear to be "The Truth." Disappointing back-to-back losses to Fabricio Werdum and Tim Sylvia led to a drop to 205 pounds, and Vera's stated goals of earning titles in two divisions appeared to be forgotten.
Swick Out of UFC 103; Daley in as Replacement (sherdog.com)
It's official I guess "A concussion suffered during training has forced Mike Swick out of his welterweight title eliminator against Martin Kampmann at UFC 103 “Franklin vs. Belfort” on Sept. 19 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Swick confirmed the news via Twitter."
Jacare: I am more than ready to step up and smash Shields......
. "I just read Jake Shields interview on mmaweekly.com and I would like to make a statement saying that I am more than ready to step up and smash Shields. I think Jake Shields ground game is overrated and I will be more then glad to end his win streak and take his belt away. So Jake, you talk the talk, but can you walk the walk, if you can, let’s do it, I accept the fight against you right now. So what's it gonna be. And I also would like to send a message to the clown " Jason Miller , you made a huge mistake to follow me into Strikeforce" we have an unfinished business and I was afraid that I might not be able to finish it, since I came to Strikeforce, but thank's to Scott's efforts and Jason's stupidity, he signed, So now we live in the same house, and he is not welcome there" " So Jason do whatever it is that you need to do , be ready and you are next on my list, after I finish Jake" Terrible matchup for jake , but i would like to see it
Matt "The Law" Lindland takes Gerald “Hurricane” Harris to court?
Here’s a lawsuit that could get ugly. One mixed martial arts fighter (whose litigiousness earned him his nickname) is dragging another into court. Matt “The Law” Lindland, an MMA fighter who made an unsuccessful run for the Oregon Legislature, is suing Gerald “Hurricane” Harris for alleged unpaid management fees.
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