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Dispute settled, Bellator's Rick Hawn plans to donate extra check to charity
A check from a sponsor dispute arrived Saturday for Bellator's Rick Hawn. The $1,500 he was supposed to receive against lightweight champ Michael Chandler won't stay in his bank account, though. Another check already made it to him.
Submitted Jan 28, 2013 6:49PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Tom DeBlass returns from retirement, expected to compete at April's Bellator 95
After a short-lived retirement, middleweight Tom DeBlass is returning to MMA.
Submitted Jan 28, 2013 6:48PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Frankie Edgar Warns Ahead of UFC 156 “Don’t Mistake My Kindness for Weakness”
There is a commercial currently running on networks all over the world previewing UFC 156 that brilliantly denotes champion Jose Aldo’s seeming invincibility followed by challenger Frankie Edgar saying, “I’ve heard this story before.” The UFC’s marketing team knows their fighter well because, despite spending nearly two years as the promotion’s lightweight champion, Edgar never knew life as a betting favorite.
Submitted Jan 28, 2013 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Hatsu Hioki Thought He Inflicted More Damage Than Clay Guida, but Not Yet Asking for Rematch
One of the most hotly contested fights of UFC on Fox 6 was the bout between Clay Guida and Hatsu Hioki. Depending on who you asked, the fight could have gone either way, but was ultimately decided in favor of Guida via split decision by the evening’s judges.
Submitted Jan 28, 2013 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White calls Anderson Silva's camp call-out of Cung Le 'typical craziness'
Late last week, Ed Soares, the manager of UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva, got a rise out of the MMA community by bringing up San Shou stylist Cung Le as a possible next contender. Le is on a two-fight win streak with a decision over Patrick Cote and a knockout of Rich Franklin. Certainly that record is respectable, but no one but Soares would call it contender-worthy.
Submitted Jan 28, 2013 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Clay Guida ready to 'climb the ladder quickly' after UFC on FOX 6 win over Hioki
It was far from a perfect homecoming, but with a successful first drop to featherweight behind him, and with a win over a quality opponent in his pocket, Clay Guida is ready to push onward and upward after UFC on FOX 6.
Submitted Jan 28, 2013 11:24AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
New Nick Diaz? White says UFC challenger 'couldn't have been cooler' in Montreal
Could we be on the verge of a new era in the UFC – an era of a new-look Nick Diaz? UFC President Dana White told MMAjunkie.com the welterweight title challenger "couldn't have been cooler" at a news conference for UFC 158.
Submitted Jan 28, 2013 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Amir Sadollah vs. Stephen Thompson scheduled for Memorial Day weekend UFC event
Lost in all of the UFC on FOX 6 coverage was the announcement of a new welterweight fight scheduled for May 25th. "Wonderboy" Stephen Thompson aims to rebound from his first pro MMA loss against Amir Sadollah. MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani has the details: Sources told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani on Friday that Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson will face Amir Sadollah in a welterweight battle on Sat., May 25. While a venue for the unnamed event has yet to be determined, the UFC traditionally holds Memorial Day weekend cards in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jan 28, 2013 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
The greenest grass grows everywhere but under 'Rampage' Jackson's own feet
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson might not have given us everything we wanted in his farewell UFC fight, but he did give us all that we had a right to expect. He came, he saw, he took his beating bravely. He went down but refused to stay put. He threw murderous hooks and uppercuts that sliced through the air, finding nothing. He looked at times like he might have wanted to quit, but he never did. Only in brief spasms did he resemble a fighter the UFC might be willing to shell out the big bucks in order to retain. At no point did he seem particularly bothered by that fact...
Submitted Jan 28, 2013 10:46AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Dana White believes UFC's first trip to Russia could happen in 2013
The UFC's globetrotting ways are expected to continue in 2013, really to no one's surprise. And the calendar year could feature the promotion heading to a new market that has produced one of the most highly regarded fighters in history. UFC President Dana White believes the company will make its way to Russia sometime in 2013 for its first live event there...
Submitted Jan 28, 2013 10:44AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Sponsor Says Breached Agreement, Not Rick Hawn’s Performance, Prompted Stop Payment
HTFU founder Mark Gingrich found himself in a difficult spot this past Tuesday. Gingrich, who launched his lifestyle apparel brand in 2009, recently told Sherdog.com that he received a multitude of verbal and physical threats after news broke on Tuesday that he had put a stop payment on a sponsorship check issued to Rick Hawn for his appearance at Bellator 85. Hawn, who challenged Michael Chandler for Bellator’s lightweight strap in the Jan. 17 main event on Spike TV, announced the development via Twitter on Monday night, though he did not specifically name HTFU in his post. Nevertheless, Gingrich says that his office and website were bombarded the following day by phone calls and emails. “I’ve been threatened. My girlfriend has been threatened. People who work for the company have been threatened. [Some were] death threats. I lost an employee because of this. I have never seen anything like this in my entire life,” Gingrich recently told Sherdog.com “I would have happily paid $10,000 for that not to have happened -- for my girlfriend and for my employees to not have had to go through that. At the end of the day, I’m pretty disgusted at how [those individuals in the] MMA community conducted themselves.”
Submitted Jan 27, 2013 5:22PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC On Fox 6 draws 3.77 million viewers in overnight ratings
The overnight ratings numbers are in for UFC On Fox 6. The event became the 3rd most watched Fox event and dominated viewers from the key demographic.
Submitted Jan 27, 2013 3:17PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White Believes Demetrious Johnson Should Have Been Penalized for Illegal Knee
UFC President Dana White weighs in on the main event from UFC on Fox 6 and says that Demetrious Johnson should have had a point deducted in round.
Submitted Jan 27, 2013 12:29PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jackson's message to Teixeira after UFC on FOX 6: 'Go get the title'
After weeks of trash-talk, verbal sparring an intense weigh-in prior to their fight, Glover Teixeira got some true words of encouragement following his win over Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in Saturday's UFC on FOX 6 co-main event.
Submitted Jan 27, 2013 12:27PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC on FOX 6 draws reported 16,091 attendees for $1.27 million live gate
CHICAGO – Saturday night's "UFC on FOX 6: Johnson vs. Dodson" event drew an announced attendance of 16,091 for a live gate of $1.27 million.
Submitted Jan 27, 2013 12:28AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anthony Pettis to face winner of Ben Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez at UFC On Fox 7
Following his incredible win over Ben Henderson at WEC 53, Pettis was promised a UFC LW title shot that got brushed under the rug. Now, two years later, an equally impressive win over Cerrone has finally got him back to contendership.
Submitted Jan 27, 2013 12:27AM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC's Dana White claims he nearly booked Fedor vs. Brock in Cowboys Stadium
Dana White told Ariel Helwani that the UFC is headed for Russia then drops a blockbuster. Apparently the UFC nearly booked Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brock Lesnar for Cowboys Stadium but it all fell apart when Fedor's dad died.
Submitted Jan 27, 2013 12:26AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
At least one FOX affiliate cut off the main event to air 'The Big Bang Theory'
The UFC started and ended tonight's FOX event with fights getting cut off at the turn of the hour. On Facebook, the Simeon Thoresen vs. David Mitchell fight was cut off at 5 PM ET, which was the time FX was supposed to go live with the other 6 prelims. In tonight's main event between Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson, at least one FOX affiliate apparently switched off the UFC broadcast to go into the 10 PM ET rerun of an episode of "The Big Bang Theory". Here are some tweets from disgruntled viewers.
Submitted Jan 26, 2013 11:38PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC on Fox 6 Fighter Bonuses: Anthony Pettis Leads the Charge with Crushing KO
Anthony Pettis led the charge for a cadre of fighters that earned $50,000 fighter bonuses for each of their UFC on Fox 6 post-fight honors.
Submitted Jan 26, 2013 11:21PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC on Fox 6 results - Johnson defends against Dodson in a 5 round treat
As far as Demetrious Johnson was concerned, the scouting report on John Dodson was to take him into deep waters, sure that Dodson could not carry his explosiveness into the final moments of a tense fight. And as the UFC on FOX 6 flyweight title bout began, it soon became clear that Johnson would have to be right. As Dodson got off to a strong start, Johnson's room for error narrowed until there was almost none left. When Johnson was knocked down in the second, his challenge grew. But slowly, the tide turned. The spring in Johnson's legs lessened, and the explosion on his punches turned to a lesser pop. And that was Johnson's time to take over. Time to shine. Those final 10 minutes -- the "championship rounds" -- were all his. Johnson is one of the rarest breeds in fight sports who can fight at maximum RPMs from beginning to end. And when Dodson couldn't keep up, Johnson took total control. Battering Dodson from the clinch with knees to the head and body, Johnson dominated the fourth and fifth rounds, and captured a unanimous decision at the United Center in Chicago.
Submitted Jan 26, 2013 10:42PM by isk - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
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