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"Countdown to Aldo vs. Faber" debuts tonight on Versus, replays available all week
(mmajunkie.com)
As a reminder, "Countdown to Aldo vs. Faber," which previews this Saturday's first-ever WEC pay-per-view event in Sacramento, Calif., debuts tonight on Versus, with replays scheduled for Versus, MTV2 and Spike TV throughout the week. The hour-long special airs first at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. The program also airs tonight on MTV2 at 7 p.m. ET/PT and late night/early Thursday morning at 12 a.m. ET/PT on Spike TV. Full Article
Submitted Apr 21, 2010 12:37PM by runningman08 - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC, UFC, Interviews, General MMA
 
Will Zuffa's WEC Gamble Pay Off This Weekend?
(mmafighting.com)
It's not easy to get people to pay for something that used to be free. Ask any airline that recently started charging for checked luggage – it's the kind of thing that brings out the angry mob in consumers who already feel like they're one more fee or rate hike away from reaching for the torches and pitchforks. But risks be damned, this Saturday UFC president Dana White is going to give it a shot with the first ever WEC pay-per-view event. After airing regularly on Versus (and yes, I know cable isn't free, but you're going to pay for it anyway because you'd rather die than miss an episode of "Cats 101" on Animal Planet) for the last three years, now Zuffa wants you to pay for the privilege of seeing their little guys duke it out. The forty-five dollar question is, are you going to do it? Full Article
Submitted Apr 21, 2010 11:07AM by runningman08 - 3 comments
Filed under: WEC, UFC, General MMA
 
WEC 48 Preview: Urijah Faber - "I Want to Be Really Fast and Agile for This One"
(bloodyelbow.com)
Urijah Faber talks about his attempt to recapture the gold, fighting in other companies, and if UFC and WEC should merge. Video Interview
Submitted Apr 21, 2010 10:32AM by runningman08 - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC, Other Combat Sports, General MMA
 
Bellator's season-two debut and replay each earn top ratings for FSN
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator Fighting Championships' season-two debut event, Bellator 13, landed as FSN's highest-rated national program for both the live airing and Sunday night replay. Bellator officials released the ratings information today. Featuring tournament victories by UFC veteran Roger Huerta and DREAM import Joe Warren, Bellator 13 took place on April 8 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Full Article
Submitted Apr 21, 2010 10:28AM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Herschel Walker Expects to Fight Again in 2010, Responds to White Criticism
(mmafighting.com)
MMA Fighting spoke to NFL legend turned MMA rookie Herschel Walker this past weekend at Strikeforce: Nashville about why he didn't end up fighting on the most recent CBS card, when he expects to fight again and Dana White's recent criticism over the amount media attention he has received. Short Article and Video
Submitted Apr 21, 2010 10:25AM by runningman08 - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Interviews, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Gus Johnson: My Job Isn't To Promote The Sport-I'm Paid To Give My Opinion And Describe What I See
(mmamania.com)
Strikeforce: "Nashville" CBS broadcaster Gus Johnson retaliates after getting slammed by the majority of mixed martial arts pundits, including Mike Russell, who came down hard on the talking head for his comments during (and most memorably after) the main event between Jake Shields and Dan Henderson at "Saturday Night Fights" back on April 17. Most of what he commented on was the main event and the melee that happened afterwards.
Submitted Apr 21, 2010 6:30AM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Spencer Fisher vs. Dennis Siver Signed For TUF 11 Finale
(mmamania.com)
2 UFC Lightweights hoping to avoid the dreaded Losing Streak Of Doom are set to meet at the TUF 11 Finale a Spencer Fisher & Dennis Siver have both signed to face each other. Fisher is coming off a TKO loss to Joe Stevenson while Siver had a 4-fight win streak snapped by Ross Pearson in his last fight. No word yet on if the fight will be a TV fight or prelim.
Submitted Apr 21, 2010 6:28AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC president promises bigger paydays for WEC fighters at "Aldo vs. Faber"
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC president Dana White says bigger paydays are on the way for WEC fighters, at least for the time being. On Saturday, the UFC's sister organization asks fans to pony up $44.95 for WEC 48 at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, Calif. – the same price as a UFC pay-per-view card. Many observers have noted a disparity in pay between WEC fighters and UFC fighters. However, White said that gap will narrow Saturday – at least temporarily – as the WEC moves from the smaller money in cable television to the dynamic and potentially lucrative world of pay-per-view. Full Article
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 9:54PM by runningman08 - 17 comments
Filed under: WEC, MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Jake Ellenberger vs. John Howard set for Aug. 1 in Utah at UFC on Versus 2:
(bostonherald.com)
It looks like that grudge match with Anthony Johnson will have to wait for John Howard. The 27-year-old welterweight will be vying for his fifth UFC win when he takes on Jake Ellenberger Aug. 1 in Utah at UFC on Versus 2. According to Howard, the fight has been verbally agreed upon and should be made official soon. “I feel good about it. The guy’s a pretty good wrestler but all my career I’ve been fighting nothing but wrestlers so I think I’ll be ready,”said Howard. Full Article
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 6:57PM by runningman08 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
MMA Top 10 Light Heavyweights: King Mo Makes List... Really?
(mmafighting.com)
The last few times I've posted my rankings of the Top 10 light heavyweights in mixed martial arts, I've heard from readers who insisted that I had Gegard Mousasi too low. It turns out I was ranking Mousasi too high, and not giving enough credit to the man who thoroughly whipped him on Saturday night, Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal. Like most MMA fans, I questioned whether Lawal was ready for a fighter of Mousasi's considerable talents. But in reality Lawal showed that he has incredible strength and great takedowns, and he makes my list of the sport's best light heavyweights, which is below. Would everyone agree with this list. I'm not so sure yet. Full Article and List
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 6:52PM by runningman08 - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White says Showtime runs Strikeforce, not Scott Coker; won't be worried about Strikeforce when they're off CBS
(mmatorch.com)
I'm telling you, man, I'm the one out there, hitting the pavement, beating the bricks, talking to all these guys. They don't know (crap) and they don't want to know (crap). They don't care... They (Strikeforce) are going to go away. Showtime (messed) that whole thing up. They'll go away. They'll be off CBS and I won't have to worry about them being so, you know, out in front. When something like that happens on CBS, people are going to hear about it. If they end up staying with (crappy)-ass Showtime, 200,000 people see it. I can live with that... Full Article
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 6:39PM by runningman08 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce, Interviews, General MMA
 
Dana White Believes Strikeforce Sent Mayhem Into Cage
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC president Dana White was a guest on Tuesday's "Jim Rome Is Burning" to discuss Saturday's in-cage melee at the recent Strikeforce event on CBS. He thinks that Strikeforce sent Jason "Mayhem" Miller into the cage to challenge middleweight champion Jake Shields in order to "save face." Short Article Also Includes Audio Interview. Enjoy!
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 5:45PM by runningman08 - 23 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Joe Doerksen steps in for injured Tim Creduer to face Tom Lawlor at UFC 113
(mmajunkie.com)
Joe Doerksen will step in on short notice to face Tom Lawlor in a middleweight matchup at the top of UFC 113's non-televised card. Sources close to the event today confirmed the change to MMAjunkie.com and said Lawlor's original opponent, Tim Credeur, has been forced to withdraw from the fight due to an undisclosed injury. UFC 113 takes place May 8 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and features a light heavyweight title rematch between current champ Lyoto Machida and challenger Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. Full Article
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 5:03PM by runningman08 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
FightersOnly Inks Deal With Time Warner
(fightline.com)
Fighters Only Magazine, the world's biggest Mixed Martial Arts magazine, is set to dramatically expand its readership by signing an exclusive distribution deal with media powerhouse Time Warner. The partnership will allow Fighters Only to be represented at retail by a major force within the publishing industry. Time Warner Retail currently handles such titles as People Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Time Magazine. Full Article
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 4:55PM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Shields Thinks No One Should Be Punished For Strikeforce Brawl.
(mmaweekly.com)
Following the biggest win of his career, Jake Shields soon had another challenger in his face during his post-fight interview, and just seconds later mayhem literally erupted. Jason "Mayhem" Miller came into the cage immediately following Shields' win and challenged the middleweight champion to a rematch for a fight they had in November 2009 in which Shields defeated him by unanimous decision. "He came so fast out of nowhere, and just kind of bumped into me, the way he came up and said rematch, I just thought it was really rude. He got in my face, he bumped me, and interrupted in the middle of the interview," Shields told MMAWeekly Radio on Monday night. Full Article
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 4:52PM by runningman08 - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, General MMA, Interviews
 
UFC NEWS: B.J. Penn vs. Frankie Edgar 2 to headline UFC 118 in Boston
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
While there has been discussion of a rematch between B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar following their UFC 112 bout, the fight now appears to be set for this summer. Full Article
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 4:31PM by runningman08 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
WEC's Shane Roller predicts quick finish of Anthony Njokuani at "Aldo vs. Faber"
(mmajunkie.com)
While WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will put his belt on the line against top challenger Donald Cerrone at Saturday night's "Aldo vs. Faber" event, the next title challenger may also be decided at the event. Fellow top lightweights Shane Roller and Anthony Njokuani also meet on the evening's main card in a bout with near-certain title implications. And while Njokuani's three-straight "Knockout of the Night" performances have raised eyebrows, Roller said "The Assassin" won't be the only fighter looking to throw heavy leather. Full Article
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 4:23PM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC, General MMA
 
Junior Assuncao vs. Luiz Azeredo official for "Worlds Collide: Mayorga vs. Thomas"
(mmajunkie.com)
While a recent press-conference dust-up between main-eventers Ricardo Mayorga and Din Thomas has garnered headlines this past weekend, the upstart Shine Fights promotion remains busy filling out the card for its May 15 event. Today, the promotion announced that three-time UFC veteran Junior Assuncao meets Luiz Azeredo at "Worlds Collide: Mayorga vs. Thomas." "Worlds Collide: Mayorga vs. Thomas," the third card in Shine Fights' brief history, takes place Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C., and will be broadcast on pay-per-view. Entire Article
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 3:41PM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Brett Rogers Questions Alistair Overeem's "Eastern Diet"
(mmafighting.com)
MMA Fighting spoke to Strikeforce heavyweight contender Brett Rogers this weekend about his upcoming title fight against Alistair Overeem on May 15. Rogers didn't hold back when discussing Overeem's lack of of title defenses over the last two years and Overeem's new and improved physique. To watch the interview click the link below.
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 1:56PM by runningman08 - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, General MMA, Interviews
 
Bellator Announces LW Tourney Fights For Bellator 17
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator FC today announced Bellator 17, which could also be called "Lightweight Night". Set for May 6 in Boston, the event will feature the Season 2 Lightweight Tournament semifinals, Roger Huerta vs. Pat Curran and Toby Imada vs. Carey Vanier, and a non-title superfight featuring Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez vs. UFC veteran Josh Neer. The tournament semifinal winners meet in the finals in June, with the winner getting to face Alvarez later this year for the title.
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 1:55PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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