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GSP Didn’t Want to Fight Johny Hendricks Because He Believes He Lost to Josh Koscheck
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre states the reason he wanted to face Nick Diaz is because in his mind he was the No. 1 contender for the belt. The long reigning champion was quizzed on Wednesday during a UFC 158 pre-fight press conference in Montreal about his decision to ask the UFC to face Diaz instead of current top contender Johny Hendricks. St-Pierre says there were a few factors at work, including the fact that it was the fight the fans wanted to see most.
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 12:30PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF 17 Recap, Week 1: A New Take Rejuvenates Ultimate Fighter Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen
The Ultimate Fighter returned on Tuesday night with a two-hour premier, narrowing the 28 welterweight hopefuls down to the 14 fighters that fought their way into the house. The essence of the series is primarily the same as past seasons. There are 28 fighters trying to win a spot in The Ultimate Fighter house via a series of elimination bouts in the opening episode. The winner goes in the house; the loser goes home. The series will see the 14 competitors fight their way through a series of tournament bouts, while shacked up in close quarters for six weeks...
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 12:26PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, MMA Personalities
Gunnar Nelson Now Faces Jorge Santiago at UFC on Fuel 7 in London
A change has been made to the upcoming UFC on Fuel card headed to London with young upstart Gunnar Nelson getting a new opponent.
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 11:32AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rashad Evans Can Beat Anderson Silva
It would be a tremendous honor to have held the belt in two different division and also to beat Anderson Silva. I get excited every time I get a chance to watch him fight. When my career is said and done, i want to say I competed against some of the best guys in history. Fighting Anderson Silva is something for me, to say I went against the best ever. Fighting against that guy and beating that guy, because I do believe I can defeat Anderson Silva.
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 12:40AM by bjj1605 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
UFC Veteran Hermes Franca Sentenced To 42 Months In Prison For Sexual Abuse On A Minor
Hermes Franca (22-12-1 NC) plead guilty to one count of first degree sexual abuse and one count of second degree unlawful penetration for sexually assaulting an underage jiu-jitsu student, according to The Oregonian. The former UFC title contender was sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars and must register as a sex offender. The original charges had Franca arraigned on seven counts of sexual abuse and two counts of penetration. Most of those charges were dropped. The incident took place in December 2010 at an academy he taught at.
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 9:10PM by Biggavelli - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mike Ricci vs. Colin Fletcher added to UFC 158
After falling short on their respective seasons of "The Ultimate Fighter," Mike Ricci (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Colin Fletcher (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will seek redemption at UFC 158. UFC officials today announced the lightweight fight, though its position on the card is unknown. UFC 158 takes place March 16 at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. The event's main card airs live on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 8:32PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 158 press conference scheduled for Wednesday, January 23
In order to promote the upcoming opening of ticket sales for UFC 158, the UFC has scheduled a press conference for tomorrow. But will Welterweight contender Nick Diaz make it to the "beauty pageant"
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 5:40PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Steve Mazzagatti to ref UFC 156 main event between Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar
During a meeting Tuesday in Las Vegas, the Nevada State Athletic Commission tapped veteran referee Steve Mazzagatti to officiate UFC 156's main event between featherweight champ Jose Aldo and challenger Frankie Edgar.
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 4:46PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator’s Rick Hawn says sponsor stopped check after loss to Michael Chandler
Bellator's Rick Hawn lost to Michael Chandler last Thursday in a title fight. Hawn, an Olympian in judo, was submitted in the second round. The fight was a part of Bellator's first broadcast on Spike, and was viewed by just under a million viewers. Still, Hawn says one of his sponsors wasn't happy his performance, and stopped his check...
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 1:08PM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Akira Corassani vs. Robbie Peralta official for UFC on FUEL TV 9
A previously reported featherweight bout between Akira Corassani (10-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Robbie Peralta (16-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) now is official for UFC on FUEL TV 9. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) earlier this week was first to report the booking, and UFC officials late Tuesday announced its inclusion on the card. UFC on FUEL TV 9 takes place April 6 event at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. The event will be the UFC's second in Sweden following this past April's UFC on FUEL TV 2. UFC on FUEL TV 9 will be headlined by a light heavyweight matchup between Alexander Gustafsson (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and recently Strikeforce crossover Gegard Mousasi (33-3-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC). The event's main card will air on FUEL TV following prelims on Facebook...
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 12:31PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
PunchDrunkGamer’s Best of 2012 – Mixed Martial Arts Awards

PunchDrunkGamer’s Best of 2012 – Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2012 was quite the year for fans of mixed martial arts and combat sports. The UFC saw its chokehold on the sport increase greatly in conjunction with their network deal with FOX. Glory Sports International revived DREAM and with Strikeforce closing it’s doors, Bellator MMA has secured their standing as the number two MMA organization on the planet. Women’s MMA also crashed the party with the emergence of Invicta FC and the first female fighter to join the UFC. Despite many injuries and fight card fuck-ups, mixed martial arts fans were still treated to some amazing fights, knockouts, submissions, and the rise of new fighters both male and female. Below are the best of 2012 Mixed Martial Arts Awards presented by PunchDrunkGamer.
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 4:40AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC, Miscellaneous, Bellator
Vinny Magalhaes Speaks Out Against Internet Warriors
Very few things irritate me more than fans trying to be “wanna be tough guys”, “internet warriors”, or whatever variations we have to describe these type of people… Fans are definitely entitled to give their opinion about this or that fighter, they’re definitely entitled to ‘think’ that this guy is better than that other guy but going to the fighter’s twitter and talk shit to him, which is something that they would never do to the fighter’s face, it’s something really embarrassing…
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 11:32PM by bjj1605 - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
Luke Rockhold wants Vitor Belfort, UFC vs. Strikeforce theme at UFC on FOX 7
If the UFC wants to put together a champion-vs.-champion fight, final Strikeforce middleweight titleholder Luke Rockhold is down for a matchup with UFC champ Anderson Silva. But if Rockhold gets his wish, April's UFC on FOX 7 event could have a pretty interesting theme.
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 6:35PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fox to Remove Sports from FX, Re-Brand Speed and Fuel TV as Fox Sports 1 & 2
A Monday report indicates that Fox is busy with a major re-branding effort intended to ax sports from FX, and relaunch the Speed Channel and Fuel TV.
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 5:03PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 156 Press Conference highlights
The 6 fighters on todays press conference call were Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Rashad Evans, Antonio Rogerio Noguiera, Alistain Overeem and Antonio Silva. Here are some of the highlights from todays call.
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 3:33PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
10 fight deal has NOT been signed
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 3:13PM by Rabi - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Antonio Carvalho vs. Darren Elkins added to UFC 158
UFC Canadian officials announced that Antonio Carvalho would square off with Darren Elkins in a featherweight bout, while also adding a bantamweight battle between Mitch Gagnon and Issei Tamura.
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 3:07PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
( mmajunkie.com)
It looks like Pedro has turned down many serious offers from Hollywood's top producers to continue fighting. That was a good fight before the incident..
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 2:48PM by infestructure - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Josh Janousek vs. Michael Kuiper scratched from Saturday's UFC on FOX 6 event
Michael Kuiper is either feeling like the unluckiest or the most feared fighter in the UFC. The middleweight has been pulled from Saturday's UFC on FOX 6 fight card after a fourth opponent scratched from the event.
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 1:52PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Marcin Held vs. Dave Jansen Bellator season 7 lightweight tourney final set for March 7
After an unexpected postponement of the originally scheduled season 7 lightweight tournament finale, it has a new date and venue: March 7 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. On that night, Dave Jansen and Marcin Held will battle to determine the next challenger for divisional champion Michael Chandler, who successfully defended the belt for the first time last Thursday night with a submission win over Rick Hawn...
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 10:53AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
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