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Video emerges of UFC Lightweight Rustam Khabilov flipping the bird, throwing ice on a McDonald's customer
Team Greg Jackson fighter and UFC newcomer Rustam Khabilov is shown making obscene gestures and throwing ice on a fellow customer in this video with comments from the Jackson Gym.
Submitted Dec 18, 2012 2:49PM by FastKnockout - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
US Marine Corps ends sponsorship deal with UFC
The United States Marine Corps have ended their sponsorship agreement with the UFC, according to a report from Stars and Stripes. The official reason given had to do with politics - members of the US Congress wanted to put an end to all military sports sponsorships.
Submitted Dec 18, 2012 2:46PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC on FX 6 TV Ratings Lowest of the Series on FX
Friday night’s UFC on FX 6: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson, which was broadcast live from Australia on FX, pulled in the lowest TV ratings of any UFC on FX.
Submitted Dec 18, 2012 2:39PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator 84 Bounces Back from Season Low TV Ratings to Nearly Hitting the High Mark
Bellator’s final Season 7 event bounced back from last week’s abysmal season low to the second best TV ratings of the past 11 episodes.
Submitted Dec 18, 2012 2:38PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Georges St-Pierre Thanks Benson Henderson for the Blueprint on How to Beat the Diaz Brothers
It’s likely Georges St-Pierre has already broken down and analyzed exactly how he intends to deal with Nick Diaz at UFC 158. For more than a year now, St-Pierre has had Diaz on his radar, and the longtime welterweight champion is known for his ability to adapt and neutralize just about any fighter he comes up against.
Submitted Dec 18, 2012 2:37PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Erik Koch-Ricardo Lamas planned for UFC on FOX 6 main card opener
Though not yet announced by the UFC, sources close to the promotion on Monday told MMAjunkie.com a featherweight bout between Ricardo Lamas and Erik Koch will open up the main card of UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago.
Submitted Dec 17, 2012 11:48PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jason Hicks vs. Scott Holtzman to headline XFC 22: ‘Crossing the Line’
The XFC promotion will be coming back to Charlotte, NC, for XFC 22: “Crossing the Line”on February 22nd and has announced the main event plus four more fights. XFC tryout winner Jason Hicks will take on Scott Holtzman in a lightweight scrap with the winner taking on the newly crowned XFC lightweight champion Nick Newell. Hicks (5-0) was victorious at XFC 19 which also took place in Charlotte as he won via second round submission over previously undefeated Shane Crenshaw. Hicks has only gone to a judges decision once in his career and will be taken on another undefeated fighter in Scott Holtzman. Holtzman (3-0) was victorious in his last outing at XFC 20, taking out Chris Coggins via TKO in the first round. Holtzman has won three consecutive fights, finishing all three opponents either via TKO or submission.
Submitted Dec 17, 2012 11:46PM by sparky - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
[VIDEO] Submission of the Year Via Flying Reverse Triangle
Wolfgang Janssen Scores a Front-Runner for Submission of the Year Via Flying Reverse Triangle The original title of this post was going to be something along the lines of “F’n A, Cotton! Some G Just J’d Into a RT at HFC, SOTY?” However, feeling that it didn’t hold up to the high standard of journalistic integrity you’re used to seeing on CagePotato, I thought I’d go with a more straightforward title. In either case, here’s some Guy named Wolfgang Janssen Jumping into a Reverse Triangle at last weekend’s Havoc Fighting Championship 1 card. He may have used a little help from the fence to do so, but damn, that is a Submission of the Year nominee if I’ve ever seen one. Agree or disagree?
Submitted Dec 17, 2012 7:52PM by LuckyCharms - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Alessio Sakara out of UFC 158 rematch with Patrick Cote
Alessio Sakara (15-10 MMA, 6-7 UFC) and Patrick Cote (18-8 MMA, 5-8 UFC) will have to wait a bit longer to settle their business; a recently announced rematch at UFC 158 between the two middleweights has been scratched. Sakara recently announced that kidney issues will keep him out of action into early 2013. A UFC official told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) a replacement will be named shortly.
Submitted Dec 17, 2012 3:56PM by MMAcca - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC boss refutes Sara McMann's claim she didn't turn down Ronda Rousey fight
This past weekend, representatives for Sara McMann (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) refuted UFC President Dana White's recent claim that the Olympian turned down a potential title fight with newly named UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC). White, though, is sticking by his claim, he said this past weekend.
Submitted Dec 17, 2012 2:32PM by jay98107 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
12 of 16 TUF contestants released from the UFC
In an unprecedented move, the UFC cuts 12 of the 16 TUF 16 contestants from it's roster
Submitted Dec 17, 2012 1:04PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
With Founding Members Gone, Xtreme Couture Experiences a Changing of the Guard
There is no training camp in mixed martial arts that doesn’t go through an overhaul every now and again, and it’s happening this time to the Las Vegas based team Xtreme Couture. Founded in 2006 by UFC legend Randy Couture, Xtreme Couture didn’t take long to make a splash on the scene as one of the biggest gyms in all of mixed martial arts, producing top fighters as more and more great names moved to Las Vegas to work there. With Couture at the helm, the team produced a bevy of UFC talent over the years and new fighters came in by the droves to work with the legendary coach and his staff. But like anything in this world, sometimes change is going to happen – for better or for worse.
Submitted Dec 17, 2012 1:02PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Reps: Rousimar Palhares broke foot early in UFC on FX 6 bout
Hector Lombard jumped out to an early lead at UFC on FX 6, and fellow middleweight Rousimar Palhares never recovered before suffering a first-round TKO loss. But Palhares' reps said there's a reason the fighter quickly faded. According to a statement sent to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), the submission specialist suffered ligament damage and broken bones in his right foot after throwing an early-fight kick. Lombard (32-3-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Palhares (14-5 MMA, 7-4 UFC) fought in a featured bout at UFC on FX 6. The event's main card, which took place at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland, Australia, aired on FX this past Friday in the U.S. (Saturday in Australia due to the time difference).
Submitted Dec 17, 2012 9:54AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fresh off 'TUF 16,' Sam Alvey fights champ Elvis Mutapcic at MFC 36
Fresh off a stint on "The Ultimate Fighter 16," big-show vet Sam Alvey has signed with the Canadian-based MFC organization and will get an immediate title shot. Officials announced Alvey (19-4) will meet reigning middleweight champion Elvis Mutapcic (12-2) at "MFC 35: Reality Check." The co-headliner takes place at Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The main card airs on AXS TV.
Submitted Dec 17, 2012 9:52AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
St-Pierre: I can't fight everybody at once, so Diaz best fight for right now
St-Pierre, who UFC President Dana White said asked for the matchup, said his logic is simple. He believes a fight with Diaz is the matchup fans want to see. "This fight has been waiting to happen for a long time," St-Pierre said. "It's the big fight. That's what people want to see. "Everybody wants to fight me now. It's crazy. I cannot split myself in half. If I would have not have done that, I would do another fight, and fans would have complained. If I fight another guy, they both would have complained. What do you want me to do? I cannot split myself in different pieces and fight guys all at the same time." St-Pierre and Diaz were, of course, supposed to fight in 2011 before the challenger was pulled from the matchup for infamously failing to handle his pre-fight obligations. Diaz would eventually go on to lose to Carlos Condit and suffer a yearlong suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission after failing a post-fight drug screen. Meanwhile, Hendricks is riding a five-fight win streak that includes victories over top contenders Jon Fitch, Josh Koscheck and Martin Kampmann, among others. Still, St-Pierre insists he believes Diaz is the rightful No. 1 contender based on his career accomplishments and the face that "Rush" thinks Hendricks actually lost a razor-thin decision to Koscheck. "I believe Diaz is No. 1 ranked," St-Pierre told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "The guy has been there for a long time. He took out a great name (in B.J. Penn). His fight with Condit is very controversial. For some people, he won the fight. For some people, he lost. "Hendricks, when he fought Koscheck, personally I would have given the fight to Koscheck. … I speak with my heart, and that's what I believe. I would have given Koscheck that fight, even though I don't like Koscheck." Which led St-Pierre to Diaz. He still thinks Hendricks is likely next should he earn a win over Jake Ellenberger in another big fight on the UFC 158 card. He also knows Silva is lurking in the background, but St-Pierre thinks he'll need time to pack on the muscle necessary to compete with the world's best 185-pounder. After a lengthy time away from the sport to recover from injury, St-Pierre said he simply doesn't want to take that kind of break right now. He's itching to fight, and Diaz provides the perfect opportunity. "I do feel bad for Johny Hendricks, but put yourself in my shoes," St-Pierre. "[Diaz] is a big fight. For me, right now, it's the fight that makes the most sense. If I fight Anderson Silva, I have to go up in weight. It will take me time. I cannot fight Anderson in March. It would take time. So right now, I take the fight that is the most logical. "I just came back from 19 months. It's a long time, and the fight that people wanted to see that I can give it to them fast and when it's time to do it is Diaz. … So it's a big fight that people want to see me in, Diaz and I, so I want to make this fight happen for myself, for the fans and for the UFC."
Submitted Dec 16, 2012 8:58PM by SmileR - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC on FUEL TV 7 adds Tom Watson vs. Stanislav Nedkov
A middleweight bout between Tom Watson and Stanislav Nedkov is the latest addition to February's UFC on FUEL TV 7 card in London.
Submitted Dec 16, 2012 1:46PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
'TUF 16' runner-up Mike Ricci headed to lightweight, eyes UFC 158 slot
LAS VEGAS – As expected Mike Ricci is returning to his normal weight class, and following a runner-up finish on "The Ultimate Fighter 16," he's aiming for a spot on the recently announced UFC 158 card.
Submitted Dec 16, 2012 12:58PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
After 'TUF 16' championship, Colton Smith considering drop to lightweight
LAS VEGAS – After defeating a string of welterweights and winning the 16th season of "The Ultimate Fighter," Colton Smith is considering a new weight class.
Submitted Dec 16, 2012 12:57PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC boss doesn't blame Bellator for advertising during UFC broadcasts
LAS VEGAS – UFC President Dana White said he doesn't blame Bellator for advertising its upcoming eighth season during recent UFC broadcasts. He said he'd do the same thing.
Submitted Dec 16, 2012 9:27AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ricci, Smith, Ellis, Manley win $25,000 'TUF 16' season bonuses
LAS VEGAS – Mike Ricci came up short of winning "The Ultimate Fighter," but he didn't walk away from Season 16 empty-handed. Ricci, Colton Smith, Eddy Ellis and Jon Manley won $25,000 season bonuses.
Submitted Dec 16, 2012 7:44AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
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