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Thiago Alves Brain Surgery Nothing More Than A Groin Shot & Superglue
(mmamania.com)
Silly-sounding but true according to the man himself. In describing his recent brain surgery, Alves said "So what they do with the angiogram is they make a small incision on my groin, and they put a catheter inside. They shoot dye all the way into my brain and with the dye they can see clearly what it is, if it's something that needs to get fixed. They put superglue between the vein and the artery. That's what the doctors told me 'just tell everybody you've got superglue in your brain right now, and you'll be alright.' So that's what I'm going to tell everybody. That was the procedure pretty much."
Submitted Apr 8, 2010 12:46PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ortiz vs. Liddell "Definitely" UFC 115 Main Event
(411mania.com)
So says Dana White. He recently sat down with Joe Ferraro on Sportsnet's MMA Connected and once again confirmed that Chuck Liddell will face Tito Ortiz in the main event of UFC 115 in Vancouver, British Columbia on June 12: "Absolutely, the definite main event is Tito vs. Chuck Liddell. That's definitely the main event." Dana also continues to refute reports that Rich Franklin would replace an injured Ortiz in the fight.
Submitted Apr 8, 2010 11:51AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Hardy: Georges St. Pierre plays it safe to keep his belt
(mmamania.com)
I wouldn't change it for the world. Even the result now. I'm a firm believer in everything happens for a reason and obviously I'm not ready to be the champion just yet. But there are a lot of positives to gain from it. Obviously one of them is the fans are now a little more aware of me and the fans that were aware of me before now, most of them, have a new respect for what I'm willing to do when I'm in there. [St. Pierre] took the win from me but he didn't take the fight from me. I wasn't beaten mentally or physically. I don't know, it must be frustrating for the fans and it's frustrating for me because I know that GSP has the kind of potential to make more of a fight out of it. But he's very good at wrestling and he chooses to stick with the safe option to keep his belt. I mean you can't hold it against him. It's not what I would do in his situation but I'm not in his situation right now, so I can't really make those calls. I certainly don't feel like I'm miles away from winning the belt. I know I've got work to do but I'm confident that it's within my ability to do it and get the belt."
Submitted Apr 8, 2010 10:39AM by SmileR - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Santos & Le To Return To SF In June
(mmaweekly.com)
Although the date and fight card are not yet official, Strikeforce announced yesterday that Women's Middleweight Champion Cristiane Santos and former Middleweight Champion Cung Le will both return to the promotion for a planned late June event. No word on opponents for either but a planned Santos-Erin Toughill fight is almost certainly off. Le has been rumored to be facing Scott Smith, but SF CEO Scott Coker may have tipped his hand by mentioning Frank Shamrock as a possible foe. The main event could be Fedor vs. Fabricio Werdum but that is pending contract talks between SF & M-1 Global.
Submitted Apr 8, 2010 7:33AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Phil Davis to Unmask Alter-ego "Dave" at UFC 112
(sherdog.com)
I don't even know what my style is to tell you the truth,” said Davis. “I definitely have a couple of different looks. The one you saw against Brian Stann, I call that ‘Phil.’ It's very hard to finish, very rugged. The one I'm going to use in Abu Dhabi I call that ‘Dave,’ it's more of a spring look, a little bit softer. I use it mostly just for catalogs and just a finesse kind of thing I do. I shouldn't even be talking about that yet, it's not even done yet. Most of the training camp consisted of different things,” said Davis. “I'm worried about getting hit this time so I made sure I went and got a facial. I got my skin exfoliated just in case I get hit. It's a little bit softer. It'll absorb the punches a little better. I'm hitting all angles this time. I'm not just going to leave things to chance. I've got an extra massage this week. I usually have a weekly massage, I got an extra massage this week because I'm not leaving anything to chance. Extra massage. Extra relaxed. Extra smoothness. Extra ‘Dave.’
Submitted Apr 8, 2010 7:19AM by Pookie - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vince McMahon Trying To Get the UFC Banned
(cagesideseats.com)
Sometimes the most intriguing wrestling news stories are broken or teased on the Wrestling Observer / Figure Four Online message boards. This is one such case, as UFC.com writer/German UFC commentator (and former German WWE commentator/marketing staffer/keeper of savage secrets) Oliver Copp let the news leak that Vince McMahon is attempting to sabotage UFC's expansion into key European markets in a thread about Dana White's recent ambition to hold an event at the newly opened largest domed stadium in the world, Cowboy Stadium in Dallas. Saw this on another forum and couldn't believe what I was reading so for all of you out there toi coment on.
Submitted Apr 8, 2010 6:34AM by snakeplissken - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Janne Tulirinta Off Bellator 13, Joe Duarte Last-Minute Replacement
(mmajunkie.com)
Janne Turinta, a participant in Bellator's season 2 Lightweight Tournament set to begin tomorrow, has been forced off at almost the last minute due to visa issues and won't be able to fight tomorrow. He was to have faced Carey Vanier. Joe Duarte, a former US Army Ranger who had been on standby if a situation like this came up, is the replacement.
Submitted Apr 7, 2010 4:28PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Nick Diaz vs. Hayato Sakurai Set For DREAM 15
(mmajunkie.com)
Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz is set to head for Japan to face Japanese star Hayato Sakurai in a Welterweight matchup at DREAM 15, likely to be scheduled for May 30. Strikeforce has cleared the booking and allowed Diaz to take the fight, which will be a NON-TITLE match.
Submitted Apr 7, 2010 4:26PM by DCRage - 13 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
Mackens Semerzier Off WEC 48, Replacement Search On
(mmajunkie.com)
There will be no "Mack" to go with "Cheesesteak" at WEC 48. Mackens Semerzier is now off the event due to an undisclosed injury. He was to have faced Anthony Morrison. A replacement search is underway but Morrison could also be off as there are only 2 1/2 weeks to find a replacement. Morrison likely would be moved to a future card if that happens.
Submitted Apr 7, 2010 4:23PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
Mariusz Pudzianowski Likes To Hit Big, Soft People Like Tim Sylvia
(mmamania.com)
And he sure doesn't sound like the "World's Scaredest Man" as Sylvia claimed the other day. Although once he's past Sylvia, he does have his eyes on a certain other Heavyweight. Just not right away. "Tim Sylvia is already past his prime, so the only thing he thinks about is the paycheck after the fight. When I’ll take him down and start landing my bombs, he will lose every desire to get up. His handshake at the press conference made me realize that he has a very soft body. I like big and soft people, they are fun to hit. I have to be careful from his striking in the early minutes of the fight, but I am still very confident that it will be a great victory. In two years from now, I would love to fight Fedor Emelianenko. He will rip my head off if we fight today, but in two years it could be a different story. It will be very interesting to see the bookmaker's odds for that fight."
Submitted Apr 7, 2010 11:33AM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Strikeforce reserves June 26 for San Jose's HP Pavilion, Fedor-Werdum talks ongoing
(mmajunkie.com)
Strikeforce has reserved June 26 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., for a potential fight card, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from multiple sources close to the promotion. Although not officially set, the event likely will include the return of top-ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko in a long-rumored bout with Fabricio Werdum. However, Emelianenko's participation is dependent on the outcome of contract re-negotiations between M-1 Global (the parent company under which he fights and is signed), Showtime Networks and Strikeforce. Talks between the companies began this past Thursday and resumed this week.
Submitted Apr 7, 2010 9:57AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
CBS to air Jason "Mayhem" Miller vs. Tim Stout on "Strikeforce: Nashville" broadcast
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between Jason "Mayhem" Miller (22-7 MMA, 0-1 SF) and Tim Stout (9-7 MMA, 0-0 SF) first reported Monday by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) will air "in some form" during the CBS telecast of "Strikeforce: Nashville" on April 17. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said the bout will be recorded and aired in its entirety if time permits during the event's two-hour broadcast; otherwise, it will air as a highlight package between the night's three live title fights. Miller vs. Stout takes a slot previously reserved for a heavyweight bout featuring prospect Bobby Lashley.
Submitted Apr 7, 2010 9:56AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Full UFC 114 fight card released, Duffee and Sanchez on PPV main card
(mmajunkie.com)
The full fight card for next month's UFC 114 event, including a five-fight main card, is now set. UFC officials today released the lineup for the May 29 event, which takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with a pay-per-view headliner between former light-heavyweight champs Rashad Evans and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Also slated for the main card are Forrest Griffin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Michael Bisping vs. Dan Miller, Todd Duffee vs. Mike Russow, and John Hathaway vs. Diego Sanchez. The six-fight preliminary card, which includes many fighters that otherwise would be worthy of TV spots, includes Dong Hyun Kim vs. Amir Sadollah, Efrain Escudero vs. Dan Lauzon, Melvin Guillard vs. Thiago Tavares, Luiz Cane vs. Cyrille Diabate, Joe Brammer vs. Aaron Riley, and Jesse Forbes vs. Ryan Jensen.
Submitted Apr 7, 2010 9:55AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shinya Aoki: It Is Certain That If I Lose, Japan Will Become A Colony Of US MMA
(mmamania.com)
That's one way he's looking at his 4/17 Strikeforce fight against Gilbert Melendez. "Japan’s best comes to USA. This is amazing ... my technical side is evidenced by my long career. It is the same as my old fights so it does not need to be discussed. Instead, the most important point is this: ‘If Aoki loses, it is over for Japan. I love Japan and it is certain that if I lose, Japan will become a colony of US MMA. Some [fans] say that USA's MMA is the best but I do not worship U.S. MMA so this is big war to me, just like my fight against [Sengoku champion] Hirota [on New Year’s Eve]. Yes, this is a high risk, high return proposition. If I get the return, I give it to DREAM because I am a son of DREAM. The same as in the New Year's Eve fight I am thinking ‘OK, I kill you!' ... I can risk my life if needs be. I am a warrior.... I am really serious about MMA. So I do not talk about technique now, because this fight is not about technique but about instinct and heart! One tough guy will stand, another tough guy will fall. Everyone, look upon this scene."
Submitted Apr 7, 2010 9:55AM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Dream
 
UFC 111 drug test results come back clean
(mmajunkie.com)
All competitors from this past month's UFC 111 event tested negative for performance-enhancing drugs as well as recreations drugs/drugs of abuse. The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board's Nick Lembo today confirmed the drug-tests with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). UFC 111 took place March 27 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and aired on Spike TV and pay-per-view. All competitors from the card were tested at least once; New Jersey arguably has the strictest testing anywhere in the spot.
Submitted Apr 7, 2010 9:55AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
As deadline looms, Josh Barnett not sure if he'll appeal CSAC license denial
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett has four days to add his name to the agenda for an upcoming meeting of the California State Athletic Commission and is unsure whether he wants to do so. The CSAC denied Barnett a license this past July to fight Fedor Emelianenko at "Affliction: Trilogy" on Aug. 1 when Barnett tested positive for a designer steroid. Barnett immediately declared his innocence and informed the commission of his intent to appeal the decision. But after four delays to his appeal process, Barnett said he may simply wait until June, when he said he is re-eligible to apply for a fight license.
Submitted Apr 7, 2010 9:53AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Syntax Records featured in April issue of Fight Magazine
(bit.ly)
It’s not uncommon for those familiar with the Syntax Records brand to find hints of MMA intertwined both with the staff, and artists. In fact, some of the Syntax affiliates have been closely following the sport since before it was even called MMA. Thus making sense, that Fight Magazine contacted Syntax when they decided to do an article on independent music and MMA. They even mentioned Syntax as one of only three labels to have their logo make an appearance in the UFC Octagon. Hey, it's pretty exciting for us.
Submitted Apr 6, 2010 2:49PM by MaxOne - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC, Miscellaneous, General MMA
 
Andrei Arlovski Talks Lessons Learned and Future Goals in Strikeforce
(cagepotato.com)
With his new Strikeforce deal completed, it seems like “The Pitbull” might soon be barking up a couple of old trees. Popular Strikeforce heavyweight Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski (15-7) is set to take on Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva on May 15, and while he isn’t looking past the big Brazilian, he understands that a win over Silva could put him in position to avenge his devastating 2009 losses to Fedor Emelianenko and Brett Rogers in the not-so-far future. Since his June loss to Rogers, Arlovski has murdered Mike Pyle, beaten up a bully, done a ton of video blogging, and trained with some of the best camps in MMA. Arlovski recently signed a new multi-fight deal with Strikeforce, and the former UFC heavyweight champ is looking to avoid a third straight loss. Arlovski has lost two consecutive fights three times in his career, and if history teaches us anything, it’s that 1) the first man killed in the American Revolution was Crispus Atticus, and 2) after back-to-back losses, Arlovski quickly goes back to crushing people. The sometimes hairy, always scary Arlovski says he has a few scores to settle in Strikeforce, but before he can do that, he needs history to repeat itself on May 15 against “Bigfoot.”
Submitted Apr 6, 2010 12:15PM by SmileR - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Strikeforce's Shinya Aoki doesn't regret arm-break incident, says it could happen again
(mmajunkie.com)
Shinya Aoki is not sorry he broke Mizuto Hirota's arm this past New Year's Eve, nor is he sorry about his actions afterward. Aoki (23-4 MMA, 0-0 SF) caught Hirota's right arm in a ghastly hammerlock in the first round of their "Dynamite!! 2009" bout and cranked until the limb visibly – and audibly – broke. As Hirota grimaced in pain on the mat, Aoki stood overhead and flipped the bird at his opponent. And though he faced a wave of condemnation that included his dismissal from a teaching position at the gym in which he belongs, Aoki has no regrets. "No (I don't) because it happened during the fight," Aoki told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) through his translator during a media day promoting his upcoming fight with Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez (17-2 MMA, 7-1 SF) at "Strikeforce: Nashville."
Submitted Apr 6, 2010 10:55AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Undisputed 2010 Demo details
(bleacherreport.com)

Responding to fan queries about the demo, the publisher stated it will include four fighters from the light heavyweight division: Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida, Rashad "Sugar" Evans and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (soon to be seen playing BA Baracus in the upcoming A-Team film).
Cant wait, and i just pre-order the game too, looks like i'll be getting the the 4 exclusive fighters
Submitted Apr 6, 2010 9:51AM by cloud301336 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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