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Does Joe Silva Think Alan Belcher Has No "Talent"?
(mmamania.com)
According to the man himself, apparently. I don't know what [UFC matchmaker] Joe Silva's deal is. Through my career, I've pushed for certain fights, and I don't know if it's Joe's personality or what, but I think he's not an Alan Belcher fan ... [Joe Silva is] cool and everything; it's just ... I don't know. It seems like I'm sitting there screaming: ‘The fans want to see me fight big fights.' I've got a big following, and I've got not just a flashy style; I have an explosive striking style. The fans want to see it, but he's not hearing it, man. It doesn't matter."
Submitted May 25, 2010 5:41PM by DCRage - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Sylvia Is From The East Coast And Doesn't Care What You Think
(mmamania.com)
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia reveals to Sherdog.com that he weighed 305-pounds for his Moosin "Gods of Martial Arts" fight against Mariusz Pudzianowski because he didn't want to give up any unnecessary pounds to the Polish strongman. "The Maine-iac" made the world's strongest can submit to strikes after a round of sucking wind and swinging for the fences. After the fight, Sylvia declared that he was "back" and doesn't seem to care if you like it or not.
Submitted May 25, 2010 1:26PM by DCRage - 17 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
SF Challengers 8: About 250K Viewers, Peak Nearly 300K
(mmajunkie.com)
Nearly 300,000 Showtime viewers tuned in for this past Friday's Strikeforce Challengers 8 headliner between MMA legend Matt Lindland and middleweight prospect Kevin Casey. Ratings information indicates the main event drew 294,000 viewers, which was the peak of the entire broadcast that drew an estimated 249,000 viewers. That was down about 22,000 viewers from the last Challengers event, but that event ran during a "free preview" weekend. The event also drew just 14,000 fewer viewers than the heavily-hyped 5/15 event in St. Louis.
Submitted May 25, 2010 12:38PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Dana White Talks Rampage vs. Evans, Canada, UFC Undisputed 2010 and More
(mmafighting.com)
Often times, a fighter may not be 100 percent focused in a return to competition after a layoff in pursuit of Hollywood dreams, but UFC president Dana White says Quinton "Rampage" Jackson should be an exception to the rule due to the amount of animosity he holds towards opponent Rashad Evans. "The one saving grace for Rampage in this whole thing is how much he hates Rashad Evans," White said Monday on The MMA Hour. "The motivation for him to train and how angry he is and fired up he is for this fight. I think the fact that he's fighting Rashad is probably the best thing in the world for him." White touched on many other subjects, below.
Submitted May 25, 2010 9:17AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kimbo Slice Mulling Over Future Options, Boxing & MMA Possible
(mmajunkie.com)
Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson is at home in Miami and will soon decide what his fighting future holds. "He has a lot of offers and opportunities on the table, so it's up to him," his manager, Mike Imber said via text message. Imber declined to elaborate on Slice's current opportunities but said they were in both boxing and MMA. The manager left up to Ferguson which to choose. "It's been his call from the beginning, and it's his call now," Imber said.
Submitted May 25, 2010 8:14AM by DCRage - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anthony Johnson Considering Move To Middleweight
(mmajunkie.com)
A persistent knee injury has Anthony Johnson considering moving up from Welterweight to Middleweight. Johnson, a welterweight who cuts as much as 50 pounds to make the 170-pound limit, was in February forced to withdraw from a bout with rival John Howard at UFC on Versus 1 because of the injury. He has struggled since to get his knee back to 100 percent. Johnson underwent knee surgery a month ago and has not fought since welterweight contender Josh Koscheck submitted him at UFC 106 this past November. The loss snapped a three-fight streak of wins by TKO or KO. Johnson hasn't agreed to the move and it likely would be temporary. UFC has no objections to the move if it happens.
Submitted May 24, 2010 9:07PM by DCRage - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 113: Early Reports Suggest 520K PPV Buys
(mmamania.com)
According to Wrestling Observer, early reports have UFC 113 doing an estimated 520,000 PPV buys. But some reports have it doing as many as 687,000, which would be within industry esimates of 600K-750K. More reliable reports, though, seem to lean towards the lower number, which would be a disappointment for UFC.
Submitted May 24, 2010 4:26PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFN 22 Slated For September 15, Miller vs. Tibau Featured
(mmajunkie.com)
The next installment of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Spike TV-televised event series, UFC Fight Night, takes place Sept. 15 and serves as a lead-in for the debut episode of "The Ultimate Fighter 12." No venue is set but it's expected to be on the east coast, with Jim Miller vs. Gleison (Graison) Tibau the first expected matchup.
Submitted May 24, 2010 4:21PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
First Hands On Look At EA MMA
(gamespot.com)
A lot of competitors can talk a good game, but the true test of a fighter is how he performs in the ring. We have heard a lot about EA Sports MMA, from the developer’s goals when crafting the game to detailed descriptions about the controls, but it wasn’t until yesterday at the EA3 event that we were able to take the Xbox 360 controller and step into the ring. Read on for our impressions of how the controls feel, as well as more details on how submissions are handled (hint: frantic button mashers need not apply).
Submitted May 24, 2010 2:46PM by bjj1605 - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, StrikeForce, Dream
 
Fedor Emelianenko's 5th Execution debuts at the Cannes Film Festival
(lowkick.com)
WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko, will star in the upcoming action movie "The 5th Execution", alongside the Hollywood stars Rutger Hauer and Michael Madsen. The movie is set to be released this Autumn, but its premiere was presented this weekend behind closed doors at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Fedor plays an elite Specnaz soldier (Russian special purpose regiments), trying to rescue the only doctor (Anna Geller) who can prevent from lethal virus spreading all over the World. During his mission Fedor fights his way through the Thai jungles, realizing that the real purpose of his mission is far from what he was signed for.
Submitted May 24, 2010 1:00PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Everyone Wants To Fight Anderson Silva After UFC 112
(mmamania.com)
Michael Bisping does too, but apparently nobody's given him any attention ahead of his UFC 114 fight with Dan Miller this Saturday, and he doesn't like that. So to change that, "The Count" had some interesting things to say about the undisputed king of his division, Anderson Silva, and his performance at UFC 112.
Submitted May 24, 2010 12:20PM by DCRage - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dos Santos Confirms Nelson Fight At UFC 117
(mmamania.com)
A top contender match up in the form of Junior dos Santos vs. Roy Nelson is official for UFC 117, which is set to go down on August 7 from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The fight has been rumored for a bit, with "Big Country" even joining in the gossip recently, and has now been confirmed by JDS via Twitter.
Submitted May 24, 2010 10:43AM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on Versus 2 officially announced with Jones vs. Matyushenko, Munoz vs. Okami
(mmajunkie.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship officials today officially announced a long-expected Aug. 1 UFC on Versus 2 event. As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported in April, the Versus-televised event takes place at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. A previously reported light-heavyweight bout between Jon Jones (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Vladimir Matyushenko (24-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) takes the main-event slot, and a middleweight fight between Mark Munoz (8-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Yushin Okami (24-5 MMA, 8-2 UFC) is the night's co-headliner.
Submitted May 24, 2010 10:37AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rampage Jackson, Along With A-Team Cast, To Host WWE Raw
(miamiherald.com)
WWE confirmed cast members of the new 20th Century Fox movie The A-Team will guest host WWE Monday Night Raw on June 7 at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. UFC fighter Quinton Rampage Jackson portrays B.A. (Bad Attitude) Baracus, a role played by Mr. T in The A-Team action adventure television series in the 1980s.
Submitted May 24, 2010 3:56AM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
UFC Quick Quote: Wanderlei Silva predicts 'action' against Yoshihiro Akiyama
(mmamania.com)
“Professor Rafael Cordeiro will coordinate and give directions to the sparrings to do the way it has to be done (trainings). Akiyama is tough, a good guy who has been an athlete throughout his life. He does well on the ground and is very strong. It’s going to be a very interesting fight, a great one for me because he’s a guy who fights and open the game, not a man who runs. I believe it’ll be a big show. I want to fight for more six years, at least until forty’s. This change of category was good. I had to re-educate myself on food matter and I’m feeling very well”. -- “The Axe Murderer” meets “Sexyama” at UFC 116 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 3, which is a middleweight bout that could have major championship-challenging implications for the winner down the road.
Submitted May 23, 2010 11:03PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 116 prelims live
(mmaweekly.com)
MMAWeekly.com sources indicated that the two bouts to be telecast live on Spike are a heavyweight showdown pitting Brendan Schaub against Chris Tuchscherer and a middleweight contest featuring Kendall Grove versus Goran Reljic.
Submitted May 22, 2010 7:40PM by jae_1833 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sylvia Makes Pudzianowski Tap to Strikes
(sherdog.com)
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Tim Sylvia crashed Mariusz Pudzianowski’s party on Friday, forcing the Polish strongman to tap to strikes in the second round atop a surprisingly eventful “Moosin: God of Martial Arts” pay-per-view. Central Massachusetts took on the atmosphere of Warsaw as the charismatic Pudzianowski, five-time World’s Strongest Man, attracted throngs of screaming Poles to the DCU Center in Worcester. To dueling chants of “Pudzia!” and “USA!,” the barrel-chested, 273-pound Pudzianowski took down the former UFC heavyweight champion in the opening moments of the super heavyweight fight. In doing so, Pudzianowski almost blew the roof off the place, but he suffered a cut to the top of his head in the fracas.
Submitted May 22, 2010 8:40AM by bjj1605 - 41 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Six Strikeforce fighters, including Alistair Overeem, pass "Heavy Artillery" drug tests
(mmajunkie.com)
Six fighters from this past Saturday's "Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery" event have tested negative for performance-enhancers and drugs of abuse in the organization's independent testing. Strikeforce spokesperson Mike Afromowitz confirmed the news today with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Included on the list of clean fighters is Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem, who faced accusations of performance-enhancer use leading up his headlining fight with challenger Brett Rogers. Overeem won the bout in dominating fashion with a first-round TKO.
Submitted May 21, 2010 5:44PM by sclasclemski - 12 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Kevin Casey Should Stop Rapping & Hanging Out With Douchebags
(mmamania.com)
Because opponent Matt Lindland says, among other things, it's embarrassing. "Another embarrassing thing for him. He's rapping and his claim to fame is hanging out with Spencer Pratt? I mean, I actually feel sorry for the guy. Does he not have any friends who can give him some advice? You know, someone should be there to tell him, 'Stop rapping, and stop hanging out with this guy Spencer who's a complete douchebag.' What is he doing? I mean, I haven't met Kevin. He seems like a quality individual, but people are going to question your character when you're hanging around jokers like Spencer Pratt. And the ridiculous rap videos don't help with that either." They headline tonight's Strikeforce Challengers event.
Submitted May 21, 2010 11:50AM by DCRage - 51 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Will We See The Best Rich Franklin vs. The Best Chuck Liddell At UFC 115?
(mmamania.com)
"Ace" seems to think so, in his conversation with the Springfield News Sun. "I really didn’t plan on fighting until maybe July or August this year [but at the end of the day, you’re fighting Chuck Liddell ... Even though Chuck has taken a couple losses, people are going to remember it’s Chuck Liddell. A year from now, five years from now, whatever — it’s a win over Chuck Liddell. That’s what people are going to remember. I saw Chuck recently. Chuck, to me, physically looks better than he has in his entire career. He looked like he was in the best shape I’ve ever seen him in, and so I honestly believe I’m going to get the best Chuck we’ve seen in some time. You’ll also see the best Rich Franklin you’ve seen in years."
Submitted May 21, 2010 11:48AM by DCRage - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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