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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.
Swimming with the sharks, UFC 109 winner Rob Emerson ready for busy 2010
Many young fighters with good camps and solid management teams often are forced to make a tough decision: Sign with a major organization such as the UFC and risk a quick release, or stay on the regional fight circuit to get that crucial experience.
Chael Sonnen Not Advertising His MMA Credentials in Oregon Statehouse Bid
His website describes him as “a successful realtor and vice president of Caged Promotions, a sports and music production and promotion company,” and touts his wrestling credentials both at the University of Oregon (where he earned a degree in Sociology, the hippie) and as an alternate on the U.S. Olympic squad.
UFC Cuts Tim Hague
Close may count in horseshoes, but not in UFC. After his close majority decision loss to Chris Tuchscherer at UFC 109, Tim Hague has been cut by the promotion. He went 1-2 in UFC and leaves after the losing streak of death-he beat Pat Barry in his debut but lost his next 2 fights.
Josh Koscheck Could Beat Tito Ortiz at 205
When Tito Ortiz started yelling at Mark Coleman at UFC 109, many people thought that Ortiz should be picking a fight with somebody his own age.
Exclusive: Mark Coleman cut from the UFC
It looks like it’s the end of the road between Mark Coleman and the UFC, as FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently been able to confirm through sources close to the situation that the UFC Hall of Famer has been released from the promotion following the recent defeat at the hands of fellow MMA legend, Randy Couture.
Liddell Now Represents Step Down, Vera Says
The 40-year-old Liddell, projected to face arch nemesis Tito Ortiz for a third time at UFC 115 in June, has lost four of his last five fights. When asked on Friday whether or not “The Iceman” now represents a step down in competition, Vera answered bluntly during a Q&A session at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
It's A Family Affair For The Assuncao Brothers
It's a family affair when it comes to the Assuncaos.That's what happened recently when former UFC fighter Junior Assuncao attended a show in Virginia titled "Respect is Earned" to corner younger brother Freddy on the undercard for the show.
Submitted Feb 10, 2010 1:55PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
WCF Announces Full Card For Next Show Feb. 26
On Wednesday, World Championship Fighting announced the co-main event for their upcoming card set for Feb 26 in Wilmington, MA as undefeated former Olympian, Rick Hawn, takes on veteran fighter, Tom Gallicchio, to add onto an already impressive card.
UFC Quick Quote: Krzysztof Soszynski preparing for a bloody war against Stephan Bonnar on Feb. 21
I’m not expecting to go into this fight and win this fight in the first or second round. Most likely this is going to be a brutal fight, a lot of blood everywhere on both sides. I know he’s going to come out very aggressive. I mean his job could be on the line with him losing his last two fights. He’s going to be preparing 100 percent, be aggressive and come out firing to finish this fight.
Michael Bisping: 'Rampage thinks I will beat Wanderlei easily'
We have been discussing tactics for the fight, little tips and discussions about Wanderlei’s movement and shots, and Rampage thinks I will beat Wanderlei easily. He has inspired me and has kept confidence in the camp high. I have to keep my composure in this fight. We know what Wanderlei does – he throws aggressive shots with reckless abandon, and I’m psyched to put my game plan into practise.
AMA Fighter Charlie Brenneman Signs With UFC
With the successful brother tandem of Jim and Dan Miller, the UFC has signed another talented fighter out of the AMA Fight Club. 11-1 welterweight standout Charlie Brenneman has signed with the promotion and will compete for them soon.
Fitch Doesn't Think Hardy Deserves Title Shot
“Taking nothing away from Dan Hardy. He’s a great, young prospect,” said the 31-year-old Fitch. “He’s got a bright future ahead of him, but there are guys that have put in more work than him. That’s my opinion. I don’t run the show.” p.s. these AKA members need to stop b*tchin bout Dan Hardy..GSP whipped you guys like lil boys..boo hoo..Fitch stop start worryin bout Alves not Hardy..cause Alves is gonna put the hurt on Fitch...
ADCC champ Braulio Estima talks MMA debut, says Rolles Gracie was hurt at UFC 109
The 29-year-old grappler, whose full name is Braulio de Oliveira Estima, long considered a move into fighting but finally signed a contract with the upsart Shine Fights organization after reaching the top of the competitive grappling circuit.
Submitted Feb 10, 2010 11:35AM by RhythmAndStyle - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
Sengoku 12 Adds 3 Fights Today
World Victory Road today announced 3 additional fights for it's Sengoku 12 (SRC 12) event on 3/7 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. Confirmed matchups include Akihiro Gono vs. Diego Gonzalez, Yoshihiro Nakao vs. Henry Miller, and Leonardo Santos vs. Kiuma Kunioku.
Rolles Gracie's UFC Debut Was "Embarrassing"
And according to cousin Renzo Gracie, it really wasn't due to training, injuries, etc. but actually nerves. 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." Rolles Gracie was TKO'd by Joey Beltran at UFC 109.
Winner of Bisping-Wanderlei faces Akiyama
There had been some talk of Bisping putting himself into title contention should he take Wanderlei out in impressive fashion later this month. However, an industry source tells Fighters Only that the plan now is to have him face the Japanese welterweight should he emerge victorious. Akiyama is also likely to be on the menu for Wanderlei should he get past Bisping. The two were set to fight at one point last year before the UFC decided on a Bisping-Wanderlei match instead.
Martin Kampmann Off UFC 111
Even a "Hitman" can't avoid the injury curse sometimes. Martin Kampmann is now off UFC 111 due to an undisclosed injury suffered in training. He was to have faced Ben Saunders. Jake Ellenberger is the replacement, although UFC hasn't announced it yet, and no word on if this will bump the fight from PPV at 111.
Tom Lawlor vs. Tim Credeur Set for UFC 113
Sources close to both camps have confirmed that a middleweight bout between Tom Lawlor and Tim Credeur has been agreed upon for May 8th, in Montreal, Canada. The event, UFC 113, is rumored to be headlined by a rematch between Lyoto Machida and Maurico Rua for the UFC lightheavyweight title.
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