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Roy Nelson on 'TUF 16' drama: Dana White 'wants to be a fighter, and he's not'
( mmajunkie.com)
It sure didn't take long for Roy Nelson to make waves on the set of "The Ultimate Fighter 16." UFC President Dana White said this past week that the "TUF 10" winner and coach of the reality show's latest installment was already creating trouble in his new role. "It's probably because he wants to be a fighter, and he's not," Nelson countered in a recent interview with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "The first day, as soon as we start filming, he starts shooting his mouth off and saying dumb [expletive]," White said.
Submitted Aug 9, 2012 8:18PM by BuffaloDave - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Trigg Arrested on Charges of Domestic Violence
(mmafighting.com)
Aug 9, 2012 - Former UFC welterweight and one-time MMA commentator Frank Trigg has been arrested on charges of battery domestic violence with strangulation. Prommanow.com was the first to report the news. Trigg was being detained at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on a bond of $15,000. However, he has been released with the payment of the bond, MMA Fighting has learned. His court arraignment is scheduled for Friday, August 10th. Trigg's particular charge carries a potential jail sentence 1 to 5 years in Nevada state prison, and a mandatory fine of $15,000.
Submitted Aug 9, 2012 5:35PM by Gogoplatapus - 19 comments
Filed under: HDNet, UFC
 
Jon Fitch Calls B.J. Penn a 'Coward,' Says He's Not Welcome at AKA
(mmafighting.com)
Jon Fitch clearly still wants a rematch with B.J. Penn. And he doesn't want the future UFC Hall of Famer anywhere near the American Kickboxing Academy gym. The veteran welterweight is scheduled to face up-and-coming star Erick Silva at UFC 153 in Brazil on Oct. 13, but the San Jose, Calif.-based fighter wants another crack at the former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, whom he fought to a majority draw in 2011. On Tuesday, Fitch used a conference call designed to push AKA's new "Fight Factory" reality series on Nuvo TV to dog Penn, calling him a "coward."
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 8:36PM by prophecy033 - 35 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hector Lombard Says He Fought Injured Against Tim Boetsch at UFC 149
(mmaweekly.com)
Former Bellator champion turned UFC middleweight Hector Lombard has now revealed he wasn’t nearly 100-percent as he headed into his Octagon debut against Tim Boetsch at UFC 149. Following a lackluster performance that saw him come out on the losing end of a decision to Boetsch in July, Lombard now says that he actually went into the fight quite injured. The injury will now force him to sit out an additional six-weeks before returning to training. “I want to let all my fans know. I fought my last fight injured. I wasnt 100% sure but I went to the doctors, I have a fracture sternum with a torn cartilage,” Lombard wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 8:32PM by prophecy033 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy' salaries: Rockhold, Lawler top $646K payroll
(mmajunkie.com)
Current Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold and ex-champ Robbie Lawler took home the biggest paydays at "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy." Newly minted Strikeforce welterweight champ Nate Marquardt was the third highest-paid fighter on the event's total payroll, which totaled $645,923. MMAjunkie.com recently requested and received the list of official disclosed paydays from the Oregon State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 8:23PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
'Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy' officially draws 4,186 attendance, $133k gate
(mmajunkie.com)
This past month's "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy" event officially drew 4,186 attendees for a $132,905 live gate. Of the 4,186 attendees, 61 percent (2,561) received complimentary admission. MMAjunkie.com recently requested and received the figures from the Oregon State Athletic Commission, which oversaw the event.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 8:21PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Frankie Edgar sees 'massive changes' in UFC 150 rematch with Benson Henderson
(mmajunkie.com)
Frankie Edgar may have yet another rematch ahead of him Saturday, but he has no designs on things being remotely the same this time around. Edgar meets Benson Henderson in the main event of UFC 150 with the lightweight title on the line – a belt Edgar held for nearly two years, and one he wants back. UFC 150 takes place Saturday at Pepsi Center in Denver. The main card, including the Henderson-Edgar headliner, airs on pay-per-view.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 8:11PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Strikeforce talking to ex-champ Cristiane 'Cyborg' Santos about drop to bantamweight
(mmajunkie.com)
The one-year suspension of Cristiane 'Cyborg' Santos (10-1 MMA, 4-0 SF) ends in mid-December, and Strikeforce officials are already looking at her next move. It's a possible move down in weight to the bantamweight division, where next week's winner of champ Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kaufman could await. "We'll have to talk to [Santos] at that time and see what her interest is as far as going down in weight," Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I know it's something that (Strikeforce matchmaker) Sean (Shelby) has had dialogue about, fighting at 135."
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 8:08PM by lohmann - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Underdog status just fine with Ed Herman against Jake Shields at UFC 150
(mmajunkie.com)
Ed Herman has been living up to his "Short Fuse" nickname since a return this past year from a lengthy injury layoff. The cast member of Season 3 of "The Ultimate Fighter" has been getting in and getting out of his fights quickly during a 3-0 tear, averaging just under 4 minutes a fight with three stoppages – two in the first round. Yet still, ahead of his UFC 150 main card fight against Jake Shields on Saturday, Herman doesn't seem to be getting much attention – which is just fine with him.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 8:08PM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Velasquez thinks UFC champ Dos Santos getting caught up in Overeem's trash talk
(mmajunkie.com)
Cain Velasquez thinks UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos is getting too caught up in Alistair Overeem's trash talk and should focus on other things – like fighting him. "As a champion, you really can't pick and choose who you fight," Velasquez told MMAjunkie.com. "You're supposed to fight the No. 1 contender." Velasquez and his camp now wait to hear from the UFC on whether he'll fight Dos Santos, as he was earlier told.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 8:05PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nike Signs UFC Champion Jon Jones to Global Sponsorship Deal
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC light heavyweight champion has signed a sweeping, worldwide sponsorship deal with sports apparel giant Nike, MMA Fighting has confirmed with multiple sources. The two sides have agreed to a multi-year contract that will see Jones decked out in Nike gear for the foreseeable future. On Sept. 1, when he faces Dan Henderson at UFC 151, Jones will be rocking the famous "Swoosh." As a part of the deal, Jones will be featured on worldwide Nike advertising and receive his own signature line, sources said. It is expected to be announced within a week.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 4:52PM by Poor_Franklin - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jay Hieron vs. Jake Ellenberger set for UFC 151
(mmajunkie.com)
Seven years after his most recent trip to the octagon, Jay Hieron (23-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC) is returning to the UFC. Multiples sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Hieron has agreed to replace injured Josh Koscheck (17-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC) and now will meet fellow welterweight Jake Ellenberger (27-6 MMA, 6-2 UFC) at UFC 151.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 2:34PM by Card - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Says No Rematch for Ben Henderson If He Loses
(mmafighting.com)
Because the lightweight title belt has been involved in a rematch three times in a row, Dana White has said enough is enough. So even if the champion Henderson loses a razor-close, controversial decision, the division and belt will move on, and he'll have to work his way back up.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 12:18PM by Card - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic looks to return to MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
At 37 years old, Croatian combat-sports legend Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic believes he will again compete in MMA. Despite walking away from the Ultimate Fighting Championship after an October loss to Roy Nelson, Filipovic told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) and USA TODAY Sports that he is training in the sport and envisions a return to MMA. "Concerning my retirement from the UFC, I said it was my last fight for the UFC and last fight on the present contract, but I did not say, 'I won't keep fighting,'" Filipovic said. "I never said that. I think the best thing to say is that I was born to fight." After leaving the UFC, Filipovic had surgery to repair torn muscles and tendons in his arm. He has returned to training and said he feels like an athlete reborn.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 8:30AM by Shawn91111 - 16 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Shogun and Ninja Go Separate Ways After Tension with Coach
(fightersonlymag.com)
Internal tensions in Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua’s camp have caused a rift between him and his older brother Murilo ‘Ninja’. Since his first days of competition, Ninja has always been in the corner when Shogun fights but he was absent for the weekend’s bout against Brandon Vera, which headlined UFC on FOX 4. The reason is Andrea Dida, Shogun’s head coach. Ninja does not like him and does not agree with his training methods, nor the way that he coaches. “Guys, I was not with Mauricio in this fight because I have a problem with Dida. I do not agree with the way he corners and drills him,” he wrote on Twitter at the weekend, responding to queries about his absence...
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 3:50AM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Alistair Overeem Responds to Junior dos Santos: ‘I Think He’s Afraid to Fight Me’
(mmaweekly.com)
Last weekend following the action at UFC on Fox 4, UFC President Dana White revealed the news that heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has requested to face Alistair Overeem next instead of Cain Velasquez. Velasquez was the de facto No. 1 contender after his win at UFC 146, and originally he was rumored to face the man that took the UFC heavyweight title from him at UFC 152 in Toronto this September. Delays kept happening and the fight never materialized, but then it was revealed that dos Santos had asked to face Overeem instead because he was a ‘punk’ and had been running his mouth too much of late. Now Overeem has responded after speaking to UFC Tonight, and his belief is that dos Santos really doesn’t want the fight to happen in the first place.
Submitted Aug 7, 2012 11:05PM by prophecy033 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Frankie Edgar: It Doesn’t Feel Right Not Being the Champion
(mmaweekly.com)
Everybody in the world has routines. Whether it’s waking up in the morning and having a cup of coffee or always turning on programs in a certain order when starting a computer, life is built around routines. From April 2010 to February 26 2012, Frankie Edgar‘s routine was going to bed at night and waking up in the morning as the UFC lightweight champion of the world. Edgar got used to having that title around his waist and being referred to as ‘champ’ or the best in the world. But since losing the belt to Benson Henderson back in February, Edgar’s new routine hasn’t suited him nearly as well. It’s a taste that’s hard to swallow and one he hopes to rectify this weekend at UFC 150 in Denver. “It definitely doesn’t feel right,” Edgar said about not being champion when speaking to MMAWeekly Radio. “Especially when people say ‘former UFC world champion’. You try not to put everything on world titles and what not, but being champ is nice.
Submitted Aug 7, 2012 11:02PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC officials back Las Vegas LGBTQ Community Center, take part in groundbreaking
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC Vice President of Community Relations Reed Harris and former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin were among a small group of UFC officials on hand for Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremony for the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada. The ceremony served as the official start of construction of a new center for the non-profit organization. The UFC's parent company, Zuffa, LLC, is an initial donor for the project. Other benefactors include Las Vegas-based companies Boyd Gaming, Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, Station Casinos and Wynn Las Vegas.
Submitted Aug 7, 2012 10:49PM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 150's Melvin Guillard and Donald Cerrone are friends looking for a knockout
(mmajunkie.com)
It's something you don't often hear in the MMA business. Melvin Guillard and Donald Cerrone said it was easier to agree to fight each other because they were friends. "This is the first time we’re actually going to be able to throw punches and kicks and not have to pull them," Guillard said. The two trained together at Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA in Albuquerque, N.M., and threw plenty of blows getting ready for fights, though none at the full speed required for the cage.
Submitted Aug 7, 2012 10:45PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Koscheck Injured, Out of UFC 151 Fight with Jake Ellenberger
(mmaweekly.com)
Josh Koscheck has been forced out of his scheduled bout against Jake Ellenberger on the Sept 1 card due to a bulging disc in his back. Unfortunately now UFC officials are left to find a replacement to try to step in and face Ellenberger on just three weeks notice for the upcoming card in Las Vegas. The injury was reported on Fuel TV via UFC Tonight on Tuesday evening.
Submitted Aug 7, 2012 10:28PM by Card - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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