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Roy Jones Jr. accepts Anderson Silva's challenge
It was years ago when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva first expressed interest in crossing over to the boxing ring to challenge former world champion Roy Jones Jr. "The Spider" has a couple of professional boxing fights under his belt and despite his one-of-a-kind accomplishments in mixed martial arts (MMA), jumping over to face one of the best boxers ever was viewed as a pipedream. Silva's interest in fighting Jones Jr. --at least in the public eye-- died down over the next few years. That is until the Brazilian rehashed the subject in a recent interview with the New York Post. ""I think everyone's got something they're focused on and that's my own desire, something I'd like to do," said Silva. "Maybe one day when I'm done my UFC career, I will box Roy Jones."
Submitted Jun 7, 2013 12:13PM by emfleek - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
Dan Henderson: Jon Jones is 'not genuine'
BURBANK, Calif. -- Dan Henderson remains among the list of fighters who consider Jon Jones something a bit different than how he presents himself in public. The 42-year-old former PRIDE and Strikeforce champion was making media rounds in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday, promoting his upcoming UFC 161 main event bout against Rashad Evans, when he was asked if he'd rather fight Jon Jones, the UFC light heavyweight champion, or cut back down to middleweight and get a rematch with Anderson Silva. "I'd like to fight Jon Jones more than I'd like to fight Anderson Silva," said Henderson. "Just because I have less respect for him as a person than Anderson. He's not genuine. I think how he portrays himself is not how he really is. I think the fans have picked up on how he really is, as well."
Submitted Jun 7, 2013 12:11PM by emfleek - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gegard Mousasi wants middleweight Vitor Belfort in next UFC fight
Gegard Mousasi appears serious about his return to the middleweight division, and he's aiming for the top of the UFC's 185-pound division.
Submitted Jun 7, 2013 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rampage Jackson makes pro-wrestling debut with clash against Kurt Angle on TNA Impact
Check out Rampage's first ever professional wresting appearance on Thursday's TNA Impact.
Submitted Jun 7, 2013 1:25AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Dana White: Jon Fitch is 'so full of sh*t', made over $300K in discretionary bonuses with UFC
In response to Fitch's comments on the WSOF 3 media call, Dana let loose in a rant about how well the UFC treated him throughout his tenure.
Submitted Jun 6, 2013 11:36PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator inks broadcast deal in United Kingdom with Viacom-owned VIVA
Bellator's broadcast reach now extends to 116 countries after inking a deal to bring tournament action to U.K. MMA fans. The Viacom-owned VIVA channel is set to broadcast Bellator MMA events starting this month with Bellator 96.
Submitted Jun 6, 2013 7:32PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Jon Fitch's WSOF contract allows for fights in outside organizations
While Jon Fitch (24-5-1) said he's thoroughly committed to the World Series of Fighting, he has options if the promotion doesn't keep him busy. The veteran welterweight, who's scheduled to rematch Josh Burkman (25-9) June 14 at WSOF 3, expects to fulfill a four-fight contract with the promotion within a year. But if there are delays, he could fight for another promoter, perhaps in Asia. "I have it within my contract to fight elsewhere," Fitch told MMAjunkie.com
Submitted Jun 6, 2013 7:30PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Cage Warriors pays for Bellator release, inks Ronnie Mann
Cage Warriors today announced the signing of big-show bantamweight veteran Ronnie Mann to a five-fight deal.
Submitted Jun 6, 2013 2:10PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Bjorn Rebney denies rumors of Cheick Kongo signing
Following reports that Cheick Kongo had inked a deal with Bellator, Bjorn Rebney has come forward to say that the promotion does not currently have a deal with the fighter.
Submitted Jun 6, 2013 2:08PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator
'Rampage' Jackson to appear on TNA, four-part reality show and movies in works
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson should be plenty busy in the next few years if all goes as planned in his new deal with Bellator, Spike TV and TNA Wrestling.
Submitted Jun 6, 2013 11:07AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
UFC's Khabib Nurmagomedov, Evan Dunham want possible B.J. Penn matchup
If B.J. Penn does extend his career and make a potential return to the UFC lightweight division, two notable 155-pounders have offered their services for a fight.
Submitted Jun 6, 2013 11:06AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Connecticut and all of Canada legalize MMA in separate votes
A pair of regulatory hurdles to MMA legalization fell today in North America. In Connecticut, a bill to legalize MMA passed the senate, clearing the way for events to be held in the state. And Canadian legislators amended a law to allow combat sports, including MMA.
Submitted Jun 5, 2013 10:32PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
'TUF' winners Court McGee vs. Robert Whittaker added to UFC on FOX Sports 1 2
The UFC's return to Indianapolis continues to take shape with the addition of a welterweight fight between a pair of "TUF" winners. Court McGee will meet Robert Whittaker at UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 in August.
Submitted Jun 5, 2013 10:31PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 to feature five-hour TV run on same channel
The upcoming UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 event will feature five hours of live fights as both a six-bout main card and a four-bout prelimary card air on the new cable channel.
Submitted Jun 5, 2013 10:30PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Diego Brandao vs. Daniel Pineda added to UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in Boston
Additions to the UFC's debut on FOX Sports 1 continue to come at a fast and furious pace. A featherweight bout between Diego Brandao and Daniel Pineda is the latest fight to be added to UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in Boston.
Submitted Jun 5, 2013 10:28PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chico Camus meets Kyung Ho Kang in bantamweight bout at UFC 164 in Milwaukee
A bantamweight fight featuring a hometown favorite has been added to the UFC's return to Milwaukee. Milwaukee's own Chico Camus will meet Kyung Ho Kang at UFC 164 in August.
Submitted Jun 5, 2013 10:27PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Justin Ewards-Brandon Thatch booked for UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 in Indianapolis
Recent UFC signee Brandon Thatch will make his highly anticipated debut for the promotion in August. Thatch has been booked for a welterweight bout against Justin Edwards at UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 in Indianapolis.
Submitted Jun 5, 2013 10:26PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rolles Gracie Forced Off World Series of Fighting 3 Card; Fight Cancelled
Rolles Gracie has been forced off of the World Series of Fighting 3 fight card due to injury. WSOF matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz on Wednesday confirmed Gracie’s injury to MMAWeekly.com. It was first reported by MMAFighting.com. Gracie injured his wrist, forcing him out of the fight, and forcing WSOF officials to shuffle its fight card.
Submitted Jun 5, 2013 3:51PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Bristol Marunde vs. Viscardi Andrade joins Rio's UFC 163 fight card
A welterweight bout between Bristol Marunde and promotional newcomer Viscardi Andrade is the latest addition to August's UFC 163 fight card.
Submitted Jun 5, 2013 3:49PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator's Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson hints at a possible move to heavyweight
LOS ANGELES – Longtime light heavyweight Quinton "Rampage" Jackson said he could make the move to heavyweight now that he's signed with Bellator MMA.
Submitted Jun 5, 2013 3:49PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: Bellator
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