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UFC 158 press conference video
At the UFC 158 press conference, UFC president Dana White, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz will discuss UFC 158 and more Thursday afternoon in Montreal. Carlos Condit, Johny Hendricks, Jake Ellenberger, and Nate Marquardt are also scheduled to appear at the UFC event at the Bell Centre.
Submitted Mar 14, 2013 5:02PM by Shawn91111 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
GSP's master plan revealed - Diaz, Hendricks, Anderson Silva
Georges St. Pierre's ex-manager Stephane Patry claims that the UFC Welterweight champion has a three-fight masterplan that begins by "hurting" Nick Diaz at UFC 158, finishing "disrespectful" challenger Johny Hendricks and then taking a Super Fight against Middleweight champ Anderson Silva.
Submitted Mar 14, 2013 4:46PM by Shawn91111 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
All UFC fight-night bonuses now capped at $50,000
MONTREAL – All of the UFC traditional fight-night bonuses – for "Knockout of the Night," "Submission of the Night" and "Fight of the Night" – now will result in checks for $50,000. That's the word from UFC President Dana White, who confirmed the recent $50,000 awards will be the standard amount. That includes this weekend's UFC 158 event at Montreal's Bell Centre. "It was only fair," White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Mar 14, 2013 3:49PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
White: Mark Hunt earns title shot with UFC 160 knockout of Junior dos Santos
MONTREAL – The man who the UFC once tried to pay not to fight may soon find himself competing for the promotion's heavyweight title. Following today's UFC 158 pre-event presser in Montreal, UFC President Dana White told a group of reporters that should Mark Hunt (9-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC) score a knockout win over former champ Junior dos Santos (15-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) at May's UFC 160 event, "The Super Samoan" would likely earn himself a UFC title shot. "How is this guy not next in line?" White asked.
Submitted Mar 14, 2013 3:48PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: UFC 'probably' will cut Nick Diaz if he fails UFC 158 drug test
MONTREAL – UFC President Dana White said the organization "probably" will cut Nick Diaz if the title challenger fails his drug test at Saturday's UFC 158 event. White laid out the scenario following today's UFC 158 press conference at Montreal's Bell Centre, which also hosts this weekend's pay-per-view title fight between Diaz (26-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC) and UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (23-2 MMA, 17-2 UFC). Diaz, who attended the press conference after no-showing Wednesday's open workouts, addressed the topic of drug tests during the media event. The fighter, who recently concluded a yearlong suspension after a second failed drug test due to marijuana, suggested he's taking extra precautions to assure he doesn't fail a third test.
Submitted Mar 14, 2013 3:46PM by Budgellism - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 164 set for Aug. 31 at Milwaukee's Bradley Center
The UFC returns to Milwaukee's Bradley Center on Aug. 31 for UFC 164. UFC President Dana White today announced the new event, though there are currently no rumored fights for the card, which serves as the latest in the promotion's "Hometown Throwdown" series. The evening's main card will air on pay-per-view.
Submitted Mar 14, 2013 3:45PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Interview: Bjorn Rebney gives his views on Fitch, Alvarez, Daley and much more
Bellator CCEO Bjorn Rebney chats to Ray from MMA Mental about all the hot topics surrounding Bellator, he gives his views on Fitch, Fitch v Askren, Eddie Alvarez, Paul Daley, War Machine, Randy Couture, he also confirms plans for Bellator and the UK.
Submitted Mar 14, 2013 12:07PM by Rabi - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Interviews
Bellator 95 Gets Middleweight, Featherweight Finals, Parisyan-Hawn Welterweight Duel
Bellator 95 will play host to the Season 8 middleweight and featherweight tournament finals, as well as a welterweight showdown between judokas Rick Hawn and Karo Parisyan.
Submitted Mar 14, 2013 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator
RFA 7 Gets New Main Event Due to Injry, Brandon Thatch vs. Mike Rhodes
RFA on Wednesday announced that there has been a change to the main event of RFA 7. Local MMA star Brandon "Rukus" Thatch will now square off against…
Submitted Mar 14, 2013 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Johny Hendricks isn't going to be a douchebag and trash talk himself into a title fight like Nick Diaz
I haven't heard much about all the fights Diaz has won or how he tore through the rest of the division to get his crack at the crown. But why get caught up in details at this point? Diaz has talked his way into a title shot while Johny Hendricks, who already beat two former number one contenders during his five-fight winning streak (with three violent finishes) settles for Carlos Condit. "Bigg Rigg" explains why (via Fight World): "I don't trash talk because I have too much respect for everybody. But, there is a point in time where enough is enough. If I get through Carlos Condit, [Georges St. Pierre] has nothing to stand on - he can't go after anyone else except for me and I can't wait for that day. I can trash talk, but I don't know GSP. I can say he is this, this, this and this, but it doesn't mean it's true. Know what I mean? I could easily do that, but I don't want to be that kind of douchebag. His main little quote is, 'You've never faced anyone like me.' Bullshit. You've never face anyone like ME, that's why he didn't want to take the fight." A lot of mixed martial arts (MMA) fans think Hendricks is full of hot air. Some fighters do, too, including Nick Diaz, who told media members he didn't think anyone wanted to see St. Pierre fight the bearded brawler, which gave Hendricks the impression that Diaz isn't much of an MMA fan. "Obviously, [Nick Diaz] has never seen me fight, because I knock people out. What does Diaz do? He talks trash, throws his hands up and that's it. I knock people out. When's the last time any of you have seen me use my wrestling? Six, seven fights ago? I used it a little bit on Josh Koscheck, but not much. That's one of my attributes that nobody's seen. For him to say [nobody wants to see Hendricks vs. GSP], he's not an MMA fan."
Submitted Mar 14, 2013 10:47AM by SmileR - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jared Papazian back to bantamweight and gunning for UFC return
Jared Papazian once called his manager every day to see whether he'd been secured a UFC contract. It was so important, it consumed his life. He's not making any calls now. Released by the industry-leading promotion after going 0-3 inside the octagon, he's back on the regional circuit. Before he picks up the phone again, he wants to have something to offer. On Friday, Papazian (14-9) headlines BAMMA USA's "Badbeat 8" opposite Terrion Ware (3-1) at Commerce Casino in Commerce, Calif., and he hopes to rebuild his career with an impressive win.
Submitted Mar 14, 2013 9:45AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Bellator 94 card complete with eight prelims, 155 and 205 tourney finals
The Bellator 94 card is complete with eight preliminary-card bouts ahead of three main-card fights that include two tournament finals. The complete Bellator 94 card includes: MAIN CARD (10 p.m. ET, Spike TV) Saad Awad vs. David Rickels - lightweight tournament finals Emanuel Newton vs. Mikhail Zayats - light heavyweight tournament finals Trey Houston vs. Luis Melo PRELIMINARY CARD (8 p.m. ET, Spike.com) Shah Bobonis vs. Joe Taimanglo Heather Clark vs. Felice Herrig Jessica Aguilar vs. Patricia Vidonic Rob Horton vs. Augusto Sakai Edson Berto vs. Bruno Carvalho Ivan Devalle vs. Rory Shallcross Patrick Cenoble vs. Tony Fryklund Kenny Moss vs. Julien Williams
Submitted Mar 14, 2013 9:44AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Roland Delorme meets Edwin Figueroa at UFC 161 in Winnipeg
For the first time in the UFC, Roland Delorme gets a true home fight. The bantamweight fighting out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has a slot on this summer's card in Canada in his home city. Delorme (8-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will meet Edwin Figueroa (9-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 161. UFC officials announced the fight booking late Wednesday. UFC 161 takes place June 15 at MPS Centre in Winnipeg with a main card on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. The main event is an interim bantamweight title fight between interim champ Renan Barao and former WEC champion Eddie Wineland. The latest UFC 161 card now includes: Champ Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland - for interim bantamweight title Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio Rua Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley Sean Pierson vs. Anthony Waldburger Patrick Barry vs. Shawn Jordan Sam Stout vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac Stipe Miocic vs. Soa Palelei Mitch Clarke vs. John Maguire Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa
Submitted Mar 14, 2013 9:42AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ricardo Lamas vs. Chan Sung Jung confirmed for UFC 162
A featherweight tilt with massive title implications is set for UFC 162 on July 6th, as Ricardo Lamas fights Chan Sung Jung, better known as the Korean Zombie.
Submitted Mar 13, 2013 10:52PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rory MacDonald reinjured; trainer says UFC welterweight won't rush back again
MONTREAL – Saturday could have been Rory MacDonald's coming-out party. Instead, he'll be watching UFC 158 from the seats. MacDonald (14-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) was supposed to fight Carlos Condit (28-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC) in a rematch at UFC 158, which takes place at Bell Centre in Montreal, MacDonald's home training ground. But a neck injury took him out of the fight – and now he will be sidelined longer than hoped after aggravating the injury by returning to training too quickly. Canada's Sportsnet first reported the development, and Tristar Gym head Firas Zahabi on Wednesday confirmed MacDonald's reinjury to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Mar 13, 2013 7:12PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White says Nick Diaz tried to get Georges St. Pierre to fight him in a hotel in 2011
Dana White says that Nick Diaz attempted to track Georges St. Pierre down in a hotel, leading to GSP's overwhelming dislike for Diaz.
Submitted Mar 13, 2013 4:18PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Post fight Interview - BAMMA 12: Bitter sweet for Judo Jim
This is a post fight interview after Judo Jimmy Wallhead smashed Matt Veach at Bamma 12, he also exclusively reveals an injury he picked up in this fight.
Submitted Mar 13, 2013 1:53PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Nick Diaz ditches open workouts, Cesar Gracie wants to reschedule
With just three days before his title fight with Georges St. Pierre, welterweight contender Nick Diaz has decided to skip the open workouts.
Submitted Mar 13, 2013 1:52PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 160: Junior dos Santos opens as big betting favorite over Mark Hunt
Mark Hunt asked for it, he (eventually) got it, and now he's a big underdog. As expected, oddsmakers have made former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos a large favorite over Mark Hunt for their UFC 160 heavyweight bout. Here's a look at the line (via BestFightOdds):
Submitted Mar 13, 2013 1:23PM by Budgellism - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
The Ultimate Fighter 17 Episode 8 Recap: Coaches Challenge, Last Preliminary Fight, and Wild Card Selections
This week’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter 17: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen featured the coaches’ challenge dubbed, “Dig this.” Head coaches Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen had to complete specific tasks while driving excavators. They would first have to fill a 14-yard dumpster with dirt and then move on to stacking three large tires in a pyramid. After that, they moved on to the final challenge of using the excavator’s arm to scoop up a basketball and place it inside the center of a tire...
Submitted Mar 13, 2013 12:45PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
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