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Dan Lauzon released by the UFC
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Dan Lauzon has been released by the UFC following a loss to Efrain Escudero, his second in a row, at UFC 114. Joe Cavallaro, a friend and business partner, confirmed the news. The promoter of World Championship Fighting had Lauzon under a promotional agreement when he fought locally and has helped the East Bridgewater native along the way. “His contract was terminated. He’s just got to go back and get more experience. Dany is very very young guy,” said Cavallaro. “He is a tremendous fighter. He needs to get the right training, the right camp and get a handful of wins again.
Submitted Jun 10, 2010 9:33AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White on Chuck Liddell: 'A loss at UFC 115 would be the end'
(mmamania.com)
"Yes [a loss at UFC 115 would be the end of Chuck Liddell's career], and I think he will say the same thing. But let me tell you what the difference is - the difference before, when I wanted him retired, was that he wasn't doing the right thing. He was out partying every night and doing the wrong thing not the right thing. He wasn't living the life of a professional athlete... He and I sat down and talked and I will tell you what, he has kept his word. He has been phenomenal shape since the beginning of The Ultimate Fighter and it will be interesting to see how he does. Because Rick Franklin is tough, he is no joke. He had that war with Dan Henderson that many people believe he won, he had the war with Wanderlei Silva - he has fought all the best in the world."
Submitted Jun 10, 2010 9:29AM by emfleek - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 11 Finale prelims include Tavares vs. Baczynski, Camozzi vs Hammortree
(mmajunkie.com)
Following tonight's regular-season run of "The Ultimate Fighter 11," the fight card for next week's season finale is taking shape. Sources close to the event have confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Chris Camozzi (12-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is set to fight fellow middleweight cast member James Hammortree (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), and in a bout pitting MMAjunkie.com blogger vs. blogger, Brad Tavares (4-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) takes on Seth Baczynski (11-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC). The bouts take place next Saturday, June 19, at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The night's main card, including the Court McGee vs. Kris McCray finale, airs live on Spike TV.
Submitted Jun 10, 2010 9:25AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jamie Yager vs. Rich Attonito slated for The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale prelims
(mmajunkie.com)
A bout pitting Team Ortiz's Jamie Yager (2-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Team Liddell's Rich Attonito (7-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is set for the preliminary card of The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale, a source close to the event confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The meeting of eliminated cast members takes place next Saturday, June 19, at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The night's main card, including the Court McGee vs. Kris McCray finale, airs live on Spike TV. Both fighters fell short in the 28-man/32-slot middleweight tournament. Yager, the fourth pick of Tito Ortiz's team, scored a 26-second knockout of Ben Stark in an elimination-round bout, and he advanced to the quarterfinals with a subsequent TKO of Charles Blanchard. However, his "TUF" run came to an end when he didn't answer the bell for the third round in a fight with Josh Bryant.
Submitted Jun 10, 2010 9:24AM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Trainer Duke Roufus wants all focus on UFC 115's Pat Barry
(mmajunkie.com)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Getting kicked by UFC heavyweight Pat Barry on daily basis sucks. Getting kicked by Pat Barry while holding pads from the Reagan era really, really sucks. Jeff "Duke" Roufus, Barry's trainer, found himself in that position today at an open workout promoting Barry's fight with Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic this Saturday at UFC 115. Delta Airlines lost the luggage containing his gear on the flight into Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and he had to ask UFC welterweight Claude Patrick's trainer for an extra pair of kick pads and hand mitts. Roufus, a former K-1 kickboxer, has his regular kick pads made special in Thailand. They're packed to the gills with extra padding, which is perfect for absorbing the shock of shins traveling 80 miles per hour.
Submitted Jun 10, 2010 9:23AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
UFC 115's "Cro Cop" says retirement possible if new contract doesn't materialize
(mmajunkie.com)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic is on the last fight of his UFC contract and wants to keep fighting. But if he doesn't ink a new UFC deal, he's not shopping himself to Japan. Instead, he's done. "I will extend the contract, or I will go retire," said Filipovic (26-7-2 MMA, 3-3 UFC), who on Saturday faces Pat Barry (5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) on the pay-per-view portion of UFC 115. "But I think I will keep fighting." Filipovic inked a three-fight contract extension with the promotion this past July after a rocky patch in which it was speculated that he might defect from the UFC to the Japanese-based DREAM promotion.
Submitted Jun 9, 2010 7:45PM by Jshep714 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rosenthal officiates UFC 116 main event; Lesnar's camp, UFC speak against Mazzagatti
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – Veteran referee Josh Rosenthal today was selected by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to officiate July's UFC 116 main event between UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (4-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and interim belt holder Shane Carwin (12-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC). Rosenthal was selected from a pool of available officials that also included Herb Dean, Steve Mazzagatti and Mario Yamasaki at today's NSAC meeting in Las Vegas based on the recommendation of NSAC executive director Keith Kizer. Both Lesnar's camp and the UFC issued objections to Mazzagatti's potential selection, though NSAC chairman Pat Lundvall ultimately dismissed the claims and included the oft-criticized referee in the pool of potential officials.
Submitted Jun 9, 2010 7:43PM by Jshep714 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Winner of Chuck Liddell vs Rich Franklin could fight......
(thejoint.98online.com)
......Forrest Griffin "You know what I was thinking about doing, I was thinking about it could possibly him [Chuck Liddell] and Forrest too. So the winner of Rich Franklin vs. Chuck Liddell could fight Forrest Griffin [17-6]."
Submitted Jun 9, 2010 6:13PM by postman - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
A "Motivated" And "Grateful" David Loiseau Looks Forward To A Great Performance In Vancouver
(mmamania.com)
And the former UFC fighter is happy to be back in the promotion and looking forward to a good performance Saturday, when he faces Mario Miranda. "You know they say 'A God makes no mistakes,' so I just rolled with it and accepted what happened. At first, I was a little upset but you have to accept it and move forward. I'm very motivated, very grateful the UFC took me back and I'm looking forward to putting on a great performance. I will be much more effective. What you think about, you bring about. I'm focusing on the good times ahead and the great times coming up."
Submitted Jun 9, 2010 11:46AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dos Santos vs. Nelson Official For UFC 117
(mmajunkie.com)
As expected, the rumored Junior Dos Santos vs. Roy Nelson fight for UFC 117 is now official. UFC has confirmed the fight and announced it will be on the PPV portion of the event on August 7 in Oakland, CA.
Submitted Jun 9, 2010 11:44AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fedor's Next Fight Likely To Be Pay-Per-View
(mmaweekly.com)
Fedor Emelianenko, Strikeforce, and M-1 Global may be headed to pay-per-view. With Fedor's next fight in the United States just two weeks away, everyone is already curious about when he might fight again or what the status is between Strikeforce and M-1 Global. For now there's at least one more fight planned, and it's likely to end up on pay-per-view. That's the word from M-1 Global Director of Operations Evgeni Kogan, who spoke with MMAWeekly on Tuesday about the company's plans for Fedor and Strikeforce. "Following this fight now we have one more fight on the cards," Kogan said. "That's the future for now, there's one more fight following the June 26 fight and that fight is more likely than not on pay-per-view." Of course M-1 Global promotes several fighters, but one thing is guaranteed when and if that pay-per-view happens. Fedor Emelianenko will be leading the charge. "That is a fight for Fedor that is co-promotion by M-1 Global and Strikeforce," Kogan stated. Fedor's primary focus right now is on Fabricio Werdum and their fight on June 26, but a title shot against Alistair Overeem could be just the pay-per-view draw that Strikeforce and M-1 Global could be looking for. The only question right now is timing, and Kogan says he can't guarantee anything like that right now. "It depends on what happens during this fight. It depends on health issues, and whatever else following this fight. It depends also by other factors, so I don't want to tell you something and not have it happen," said Kogan. "It's possible, it's not unlikely, but I wouldn't say I'd guarantee that it happens in 2010."
Submitted Jun 9, 2010 11:11AM by grappler0000 - 13 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
NSAC Corrects UFC 114 Attendance & Gate Figures
(mmajunkie.com)
The Nevada State Athletic Commission revised its attendance and box-office tallies for this past month's UFC 114 event. The event's official draw now stands at 14,996 spectators for a $3,895,125 live gate. Of the 14,996 fans, there were 13,294 paid and 1,702 comps. 14 tickets went unsold, which resulted in a virtual sellout. The NSAC initially announced an attendance of 14,246 (13,294 paid, 952 complimentary, and 12 unsold) and a $3,730,125 gate. Even with the revisions, UFC 114's gate total still ranks fifth all-time in venue history (UFC 66) but may now be the MGM Grand all-time leader in attendance.
Submitted Jun 9, 2010 9:46AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tyson Griffin says his new form, not rivalry with Evan Dunham, is real story of UFC 115
(mmajunkie.com)
While much of the attention leading into this weekend's UFC 115 event in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is centered firmly (and deservedly) on the main event between former champions Chuck Liddell and Rich Franklin, hardcore fans have another bout circled as a potential "Fight of the Night" candidate. Evan Dunham (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) vs. Tyson Griffin (14-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC). And while most have focused on Dunham's ties with Xtreme Couture and how the Oregonian was forced to leave the camp in favor of Griffin, Griffin himself believes that angle is overblown. Instead, Griffin believes the real story will be his improved fitness and technique.
Submitted Jun 9, 2010 12:02AM by hate4thestate - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Babalu is going to make the move to Middleweight after fighting Lawler at Catchweight
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral says he will be staying at middleweight for the foreseeable future, although he does not rule out a return to light-heavyweight or even heavyweight at some point if the right fights are offered. Sobral has fought at heavyweight in the past and once clashed with Fedor Emelianenko in his pre-PRIDE days.
Submitted Jun 8, 2010 11:35PM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Cruz vs Benavidez for WEC Bantamweight Title in August
(mmaweekly.com)
Joseph Benavidez will not only get a crack at avenging the only loss of his career, but he'll also have the opportunity to take home the WEC bantamweight title as he takes on champion Dominick Cruz in the main event of the upcoming show on August 18. The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight on Tuesday evening, and was first reported by the Carmichael Dave show on Tuesday as well.
Submitted Jun 8, 2010 11:26PM by jae_1833 - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Couture Signs Contract For UFC 118 Heavyweight Bout Against Toney
(mmanews.com)
Former UFC Heavyweight And Light Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture has signed his side of the contract that will welcome James Toney to the UFC on August 28th at UFC 118 in Boston. Sherdog.com confirmed with Couture earlier today. The bout will be contested in the heavyweight division marking Couture's third stint above 205lbs.
Submitted Jun 8, 2010 11:24PM by jae_1833 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Urijah Faber vs. Takeya Mizugaki Rumored For WEC 50
(mmaweekly.com)
Urijah Faber will now officially be a problem for the bantamweight division. The former WEC featherweight champion will make the move down to 135lbs for his next fight on August 18 as he faces Japanese fighter Takeya Mizugaki in the WEC. The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly by sources close to the fight stating bout agreements have been issued at this point for the bantamweight showdown. The event hasn't been announced yet by WEC but will probably be in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jun 8, 2010 7:41PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Frank Mir Needs To Get Off That (Light Heavyweight) Crack Pipe
(mmamania.com)
That's some maybe-not-sage career advice for the former UFC Heavyweight Champion from someone who knows 205-current Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Lawal. "He better get off that crack pipe. The main thing is Frank Mir at 205 would be strong, his skill-set would be enough. Overall strength and power would be down. I would just focus on the cardio. He should lose a little bit of weight as a heavyweight and be more mobile and agile heavyweight."
Submitted Jun 8, 2010 5:17PM by DCRage - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
It May Be One And Done For UFC In Vancouver
(mmamania.com)
And if so, Blame Canada. After months of jumping through hoops in trying to bring the UFC to Vancouver, it may very well be that Dana White and the Fertittas wish they never had. The Director of the Greater Vancouver Regional District Board, Kerry Jang, tells the Toronto Sun that it is highly likely that the the UFC's first trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada may also be its last. The issue at hand, as has been reported for months now, is insurance costs. Vancouver Athletic Commission chair Mirko (coincidentally enough) Mladenovic said that the price of insurance is so high (rumored to be $12 million for 115) that the UFC, despite selling out General Motors Place for the event, will most assuredly make no money.
Submitted Jun 8, 2010 5:15PM by DCRage - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Win Or Lose, One Thing Certain For Pat Barry At UFC 115
(mmajunkie.com)
He's leaving with an autograph. From one Mirko Cro Cop, of course. Barry continues to make no secret that the striker has always been one of his favorite fighters. "I had a poster of Mirko on my wall," Barry admitted to MMAjunkie.com on a recent media call promoting the event. "He was in my top-five list of scariest guys on the planet. This was before I had even started training when my brother and I would just sit around watching K-1 fights and watching kickboxing. This was like a guy that I idolized. "When I started training, he was still one of my top-five favorite – and still is – top-five favorite kickboxers on Earth. I mimicked my lefty style to his because he was the best at it. Then when I switched over to MMA, he's like the No. 1 guy on my list." And yes, Barry says, he's serious about getting Cro Cop's autograph.
Submitted Jun 8, 2010 2:54PM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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