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Filho fires back at Mousasi: 'He wants to talk,I will beat him up'
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Filho firing back at Mousasi for his 'lil donkey comment and sayin Filho used steroids'.. Filho - “The fight isn’t signed yet but it will happen. DREAM and Strikeforce have connection. Wherever he wants to face me off, we’ll fight. Be sure we will put on this challenge,” Filho predicts.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 12:03PM by RhythmAndStyle - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
"TUF 10" cast member Jon Madsen's road to UFC already crossed Brock Lesnar
(mmajunkie.com)
Jon Madsen's first meeting with Brock Lesnar displayed the elements that would later make him one of the most intriguing up-and-coming heavyweights in mixed-martial-arts. Even though they were only in high school. Madsen was a freshman at Dolan High School in South Dakota, which was separated by about 45 minutes from Lesnar's town. That made the heavyweight wrestlers competitors in a high school event, and Lesnar, two years older, beat Madsen.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 10:30AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
Report: Paul Taylor vs. John Hathaway, Nick Osipczak vs. TBA likely for UFC 105
(mmajunkie.com)
While a promised main event is still lacking for the UFC's next trip to the U.K., the undercard is slowly coming together. British-based magazine Fighters Only is reporting that a welterweight bout between John Hathaway (11-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Paul Taylor (10-4-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is in the works for UFC 105 on Nov. 14 in Manchester, England. According to the report, bout agreements have yet to be signed, though both fighters have agreed to the contest.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 9:57AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC’s Rich Franklin: “Vitor Belfort Still Poses a Threat”
(fighters.com)
Former UFC middleweight champion “Ace” Rich Franklin (26-4) fielded questions from the media Tuesday afternoon. Franklin will fight “Phenom” Vitor Belfort (17-8) at UFC 103 is Dallas 19 September.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 8:33AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Andrei Arlovski Postpones Boxing Debut to Focus on MMA, Sets Record Straight on Playing Russian Roulette
(fighters.com)
Fighters.com’s tenth-ranked heavyweight “Pitbull” Andrei Arlovski (14-7) has postponed his previously planned professional boxing debut anticipated for the end of September or early October to focus on MMA, Arlovski announced at Arlovski.com Wednesday night. “MMA now is number one priority for me,” Arlovski assured fans during a video chat, but he hasn’t buried his squared circle aspirations, adding, “Definitely, I want to try [boxing].” Arlovski also announced he’s considering competing at a North American Grappling Association event, saying, “I’ve been working on my jiu-jitsu.”
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 8:31AM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
"Superman" vs. "Doomsday" shifted to The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale in December
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite previous reports to the contrary, a rumored matchup between Dennis "Superman" Hallman (41-12-2 MMA, 1-3 UFC) and John "Doomsday" Howard (12-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will actually take place at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale on Dec. 5 in Las Vegas. Initial reports suggested the bout would take place at UFC 106 in November. Bout agreements have yet to be finalized for the match, though both parties have agreed to the contest.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 8:27AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tyson Griffin plans to push Franca to the Limit
(mmaweekly.com)
"Ask any professional fighter and they’re likely to tell you that they’ve never gone into a bout 100-percent healthy. But every once in a while, when punching someone in the face, and often getting punched back, is your way of earning a living, you do have to take a step back and let your body recover. That’s exactly where UFC lightweight Tyson Griffin found himself after his last bout. He scored a unanimous decision over a tough Rafael dos Anjos on April 1, but after amassing a 6-2 record against some of the best fighters in the Octagon, his body was telling him it was time for rejuvenation."
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 7:57AM by Sinister - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC hopeful Chris Wilson fighting for survival at UFC Fight Night 19
(mmajunkie.com)
"As fans, we sometimes are immune to the personal issues that impact the lives and affect the performances of the athletes we love to watch. We expect quarterbacks to throw touchdowns and guards to sink their free throws and sluggers to hit home runs and fighters to score knockouts, and we expect them to do all of that without letting on they have problems in their personal lives that make it difficult for them to concentrate fully on their jobs. If there is anyone with excuses, it is veteran UFC welterweight Chris Wilson (14-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC), who is slated to face Mike Pyle (17-6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) on Wednesday in Oklahoma City at 'Ultimate Fight Night 19: Diaz vs. Guillard.'"
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 7:55AM by Sinister - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Injured Sherk Haunted By Steroid Suspension
(sherdog.com)
"Sean Sherk’s 2007 steroid suspension is always just a few steps behind him. The former UFC lightweight champion was reminded of that last week when he withdrew with a shoulder injury from his bout against Gleison Tibau at UFC 104 on Oct. 24 in Los Angeles. Sherk’s injury was scrutinized, however, when it was reported that he had been scheduled to take a drug test with the California State Athletic Commission required for his re-licensure that same week."
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 7:54AM by Sinister - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bob Sapp to face Sokoudjou at DREAM 11
(mmaweekly.com)
Bob "The Beast" Sapp (16-5-1) will stand in for an injured Gegard Mousasi to face Rameau Thierry Sokodjou in the semifinals of Dream's Super Hulk Tournament Oct. 6 at Dream 11. The fill-in is just one of four professional engagements Sapp said is either done or close to done on his immediate schedule. The day after his Dream booking, he is set for a kickboxing match against Alain "The Panther" Ngalani in Hong Kong. The weekend after that, he's working on an MMA fight in Texas that is "80 percent done." Then, in late October, he plans to go back to Korea for a pro wrestling engagement, with more globetrotting in the pipeline for November and December.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 9:42PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 12 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
Todd Duffee targeted for UFC 107 in December
(mmajunkie.com)
Following his impressive seven-second win over Tim Hague at UFC 102 in August, heavyweight prospect Todd Duffee (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) made it clear he wanted to fight as quickly as possible. The UFC will apparently oblige.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 6:27PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kenny Florian vs. Clay Guida Confirmed for UFC 107
(demandmma.com)
Kenny Florian will meet up with Clay Guida at UFC 107 on December 12th in Memphis, Tennessee.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 3:05PM by BDON911 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal Confirmed For “EA Sports MMA”
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Add Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal to the list of names that have been confirmed for the upcoming video game titled “EA Sports MMA“. FiveOuncesOfPain.com was recently able to confirm Lawal’s involvement in the game through sources close to the fighter.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 2:51PM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Wes Sims: homeless to TUF House
(mixedmartialarts.com)
CP: Were you ever worried about the stigma of getting back into the UFC via the reality show? Or did you just think that whatever got you in the UFC was worth it? WES SIMS: No, people understand. Good or bad, there’s nothing that’s going to hurt Wes Sims. I’m a certified black man when I want to be. I’ve been on BET. I was on the “Iron Ring” for God’s sakes. You were? I didn’t know that. I guess I didn’t watch much of that show.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 2:49PM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Martin Kampmann ‘not worried about title shots’ heading into UFC 103 bout against Paul Daley
(mmamania.com)
UFC 103: “Franklin vs. Belfort” took a big blow last week when it was announced that Mike Swick would no longer be able to compete against Martin Kampmann in a number one contender qualifier matchup, thanks to a “Quick” concussion suffered during training. In a stacked welterweight division that includes contenders Jon Fitch, Thiago Alves, Matt Hughes, Matt Serra, Josh Koscheck and more, champion Georges St. Pierre has soundly defeated everyone he’s faced and in the process eliminated potential challengers to his title. Swick and Kampmann, with a combined 29-4 record inside the Octagon and who are both undefeated in their campaigns at 170 lbs, were two of the few welterweights remaining with a legitimate claim as a top division contender.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 2:47PM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
DREAM 11: Gesias ‘JZ’ Cavalcante vs Daisuke Nakamura on Oct. 6
(mmamania.com)
A lightweight tilt between Gesias Cavalcante (14-3-1) and Daisuke Nakamura (20-10) has been added to the upcoming DREAM 11 event from the Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, Japan on Oct. 6. Cavalcante looks to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to Tatsuya Kawajiri at DREAM 9. A two-time K-1 Hero’s champion, “JZ” has run into a rough patch as of late. After incurring a decision loss to Shinya Aoki in the preliminary round of the Lightweight Grand Prix, he was forced to undergo surgery. Upon his scheduled return to competition on New Year’s Eve last year, he experienced an unexpected and demoralizing mishap.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 2:46PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
Urijah Faber joins ‘Cyborg’ Santos at ADCC September event
(mmamania.com)
Perhaps the most prestigious grappling tournament in the world — the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) — recently rounded out its Submission Wrestling World Championships 65.9 kg weight class by adding former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber, according to GracieMag.com. “The California Kid” joins Strikeforce women’s champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (+60kg), Luanna Alzuguir (-60kg) and Gregor Gracie (-77kg) as newly-announced participants for the September event.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 2:45PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Dan Henderson Not Currently Signed to UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
Shootin down a rumor. Dan Henderson won't fight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in his next fight. In fact, his next fight might not be in the UFC...
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 2:42PM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ricardo Arona vs. Marvin Eastman to Headline Bitetti Combat 4 Fight Card
(mma.fanhouse.com)
A light heavyweight encounter between Ricardo Arona and Marvin Eastman will cap off a night of ten bouts at Saturday's Bitetti Combat 4 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. FanHouse confirmed Tuesday with Bitetti Combat the complete card and with the exception of the recent exit of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, the lineup has remained intact.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 2:40PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Gray Maynard Focused on Roger Huerta, Not Lightweight Title
(mma.fanhouse.com)
If Gray Maynard wanted to, he could make a pretty good case that he deserves to be the No. 1 contender for the UFC lightweight title. After breaking into the UFC on the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter and knocking himself out in a bizarre no contest on that season's Finale, Maynard has gone 5-0, and he's dominated all five opponents. But as Maynard prepares to fight Roger Huerta on the September 16 Ultimate Fight Night card, he says he won't lobby for a shot at the lightweight championship, even if he beats Huerta. Instead, Maynard says in an interview with FanHouse that he's putting all his energy into fighting Huerta, and that as long as he keeps winning, he's sure a title shot will come.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 2:37PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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