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UFC Cuts Emerson, Blackburn & Camoes
(mmajunkie.com)
Jason High now has company in the unemployment line, as UFC handed out 3 more pink slips late last night. The promotion has cut Rob Emerson, Brad Blackburn & Fabricio Camoes. Emerson went 1-3 after a 2-0 start following a bizarre no contest at the TUF 5 Finale, Blackburn started 3-0 but recently has suffered the "Losing Streak Of Doom", while Camoes went to a Draw then lost his last fight.
Submitted Apr 15, 2010 8:24AM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bader will be sidelined for the next 6 weeks and is fighting Thiago Silva?
(mmaweekly.com)
"Ultimate Fighter" season 8 winner Ryan Bader will be sidelined for the next 6 weeks with no contact after undergoing surgery on his right hand to repair a torn tendon. The news comes courtesy of Bader's manager, David Martin, who spoke with MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday after rumors surfaced about a fight for the Arizona based competitor. "He had a torn tendon in his right hand, on the middle finger," said Martin. "He has six weeks of no contact with the hand, and then after that he'll be ready when Joe Silva calls." Thiago Silva is being matched with Ryan Bader at UFC 116, the American Top Team light-heavyweight has announced to fans via his Facebook page. Silva left a message via his status update in the afternoon saying “Ryan Bader, come get some! UFC 116!”
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 10:11PM by jae_1833 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Rogan says he and Mike Goldberg slated for "Aldo vs. Faber" broadcast
(mmajunkie.com)
While "WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber" represents World Extreme Cagefighting's first effort on pay-per-view, the broadcast will apparently have a very familiar feel. Longtime UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan announced today on his Twitter account that he and on-air partner Mike Goldberg will be handling broadcast duties for the April 24 event.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 9:03PM by postman - 10 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Exclusive: K.J. Noons likely for June Strikeforce debut
(bit.ly)
EliteXC lightweight champion K.J. Noons is preparing himself for his highly anticipated Strikeforce debut expected for June. Sources close to the situation recently confirmed the news with FiveOuncesofPain.com.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 7:22PM by MaxOne - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Dana Announces Chael vs Anderson
(bloodyelbow.com)
"He's got a real tough fight coming up. His next fight's going to be against Chael Sonnen, and Chael Sonnen's one of these guys who's not going to lay back, not do what these other guys (did)," White told Rome. "When he's been in this position when these types of fights have happened, it's been against real good jiu-jitsu guys, guys that want to get the fight to the ground. Well, Chael Sonnen's going to want to take this fight to the ground, but he's going to double leg him and bring him down," said White. "Personally, I really believe that he was embarrassed by what happened that night, maybe he did have a mental breakdown, I don't know what happened in the ring. All I can say is I know his next opponent isn't going to be a guy who's going to lay back and let him do stuff like that." "If he ever acts like that again in the ring, I will cut him," said the UFC president. "I don't care if he's the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. I don't care if he is the middleweight champion. I will cut him, absolutely."
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 6:03PM by TimW001 - 35 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sweet Chael Sonnen interview
(cagepotato.com)
Did you perceive the goading, motioning, shouting by Silva to be showmanship or disrespect? Or perhaps a little bit of both? Look, I'm not a gang banger. I don't talk about “respect.” That term is for street thugs, not me.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 5:15PM by DoTheMMAth - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 112: Anderson Silva Defends Performance, Says Maia Dissrespected Him
(bit.ly)
ABU DHABI -- Anderson Silva defending his controversial UFC 112 performance against Demian Maia at the post-fight press conference. Silva said that Maia disrespected him prior to the fight and did not feel the need to apologize to the fans for his performance. to avoid bashing fighters I will simply say I do not like anderson's answers. he was offended by maia saying he was going to try to take one of his limbs.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 4:49PM by MaxOne - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Following UFC 112, White says Hughes part of UFC for life, Gracie's future uncertain
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC 112 matchup between MMA legends Matt Hughes (44-7 MMA, 17-5 UFC) and Renzo Gracie (13-7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was viewed by many as a throwback fight – a virtual fantasy matchup between two of the game's aging greats. But after Hughes earned a very one-sided third-round stoppage over Gracie, it became apparent that the Brazilian MMA pioneer's 43 years had left him no match for the future UFC Hall of Famer's 36. Following the bout, UFC president Dana White refused to address Gracie's future directly, though he said the submission artist's age was an obvious factor. Meanwhile, he confirmed Hughes was welcome as part of the organization for life.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 2:30PM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Cuts Jason High
(mmajunkie.com)
Jason High isn't going to get as high as he hoped for in UFC...in fact, he's gone from high to low. He says UFC has cut him after just one fight, a decision loss to Charlie Brenneman at last month's UFC Fight Night event in North Carolina.High was the rare fighter to get a UFC contract after a loss (KO'd by Marius Zaromskis at DREAM 10) so while he didn't necessarily suffer the "Losing Streak Of Doom" he has still lost consecutive fights.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 11:37AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ortiz, Liddell Stand by Non-Disclosure Agreements
(mmafighting.com)
Taking heat from fans for not exactly telling the truth, TUF 11 coaches Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell have taken to Twitter to explain themselves for falsely pushing the idea that they will fight each other at UFC 115. Both fighters' defense for bending the truth were the requirement to sign non-disclosure agreements.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 12:40AM by jae_1833 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Grispi makes return against L.C. Davis on WEC 49 main card
(mmajunkie.com)
After what will be a yearlong layoff, World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight contender Josh Grispi (13-1 MMA, 3-0 WEC) will look for his fourth straight WEC win when he meets fellow title hopeful L.C. Davis (16-2 MMA, 3-0 WEC) at WEC 49.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 12:17AM by jae_1833 - 4 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Dan Henderson's Next Chapters: Strikeforce, Shields (And Maybe Fedor)
(mmafighting.com)
"I'm just anxious to get in there and go back to work," he told MMA Fighting in a recent interview. "It's nine or 10 months since my last fight. That's way too long. So I just want to get in there and beat Jake Shields up."
Submitted Apr 13, 2010 7:02PM by postman - 13 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
UFC champ Edgar understands Penn's hope for rematch but wants Maynard next
(mmajunkie.com)
Not more than two days after Edgar (12-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) bested B.J. Penn (15-6 MMA, 11-5 UFC) on points this past Saturday at UFC 112, Penn said an immediate rematch is in the works and could take place within three to four months. Gray Maynard (9-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) also wants the first shot at the new champion. Edgar is not one to make a scene about who's next. But if he has to pick one, it's Maynard.
Submitted Apr 13, 2010 6:56PM by postman - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana: UFC 115 Sold Out In 30 Minutes
(mmajunkie.com)
Assuming Dana White's message on Twitter is correct, UFC 115 in Vancouver has already sold out. Fight Club members not only bought all the available tickets on the first day they could, they got them all in only 30 minutes. If this proves true, it will be the fastest UFC sellout ever-the previous record holder was UFC 83, which sold out less than a minute into the general public on-sale date.
Submitted Apr 13, 2010 2:58PM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship Announces 8-Man Open Weight GP
(mmafighting.com)
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- MMA Fighting recently spoke to Soheil Nemri, the promoter for upstart Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship, about the new promotion's inaugural event on May 14. Nemri broke the news to MMA Fighting that the event will host an eight-man open weight grand prix with a 1 million dirham purse (approximately $270,000) and will feature well-known names from around the MMA world, including veteran heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov.
Submitted Apr 13, 2010 11:24AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Report: Mike Whitehead Wanted on Sexual Assault, Drug Charges
(mmafighting.com)
Current Strikeforce and former UFC fighter Mike Whitehead is wanted on warrants relating to sexual assault and drug charges, Las Vegas' KLAS TV 8 reported late Monday night. Las Vegas police officials were not available for comment on the charges Whitehead is allegedly facing when MMA Fighting tried to reach them early Tuesday morning, but according to the KLAS report, police arrived at his home to investigate the alleged sexual assault and discovered a marijuana growing operation.
Submitted Apr 13, 2010 11:23AM by emfleek - 27 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
B.J. Penn: I Think a Rematch Is in the Works
(mmafighting.com)
Three days after he lost the UFC lightweight title to Frankie Edgar at UFC 112, B.J. Penn said he believes he'll get an immediate rematch with Edgar, and that he'll be fighting for an opportunity to get the belt back within the next two months. "The UFC contacted us yesterday, and I think they want to put a rematch together, so I think a rematch is in the works," Penn said Tuesday morning in an interview with 106.7 The Fan in Washington, D.C.
Submitted Apr 13, 2010 11:20AM by emfleek - 42 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 115 poster for 'Liddell vs Franklin' on June 12 in Vancouver
(mmamania.com)
So much for Tito "definitely" main eventing... Edit: cant tell if Image actually loaded from this computer, If not link has image...
Submitted Apr 12, 2010 7:08PM by CwB - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Florian Hospitalized With Staph Infection In Knee
(sherdog.com)
UFC lightweight contender Kenny Florian has been hospitalized in Boston with a staph infection in his right knee. The two-time title challenger returned from vacationing in Antigua on Sunday and was admitted to the hospital after a checkup visit earlier Monday, according to his brother and trainer Keith Florian. “Kenny had a bursa sac in his knee that popped and it got infected with staph,” said the younger Florian brother, “and now he has to have intravenous antibiotics and a minor surgical procedure to scoop it out tomorrow.” Florian also told Sherdog.com that doctors would test the material removed from the fighter’s knee to make sure they know what they are dealing with and to gauge the seriousness of the infection. Worries about MRSA -- a particularly stringent strain of staphylococcus bacteria -- are the reason for the extra measure
Submitted Apr 12, 2010 6:53PM by ncordless - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva Successfully Manages To Infuriate Everyone At UFC 112
(sbnation.com)
"Anderson Silva Successfully Manages To Infuriate Everyone At UFC 112 But would you believe that Silva even managed to anger fans from his native country of Brazil? Fighters Only has an interesting story about how Brazilians are so appalled by what Silva did, and said, in the cage that the champ is losing fans in droves."
Submitted Apr 12, 2010 6:15PM by icantthinkofanything - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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