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Lost in translation
(fightlinker.com)
During the UFC 97 post-event confusion there was a lot of apologizing going on, specifically from Dana White to everyone and Anderson Silva to Dana White. But it turns out that Silva wasn’t as apologetic as his manager Ed Soares translated him to be. Here’s what Anderson apparently said in Portuguese: Contrary to his manager Ed Soares’ translation after the fight, Silva did not apologize for his performance.

“I did well in the fight,” said Silva in Portuguese. “I can’t always make you happy.” Silva continued his condemnation of Montreal’s vocal MMA fans. “Not everyone understands what they are watching,” Silva said. “But hey, you guys can boo if you want. You are paying my salary.”
And here is how Ed Soares relayed that sentiment:

“It’s unfortunate that things sometimes turn out that way, but when you’re not in here, it’s hard to tell what going on sometimes,” said Silva. “Sorry.”
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 9:57AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
White apologizes for Silva, still believes "The Spider" is world's best
(mmajunkie.com)
The Bell Centre crowd let UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (24-4 MMA, 9-0 UFC) know what it thought of his performance in his UFC 97 main-event victory over Thales Leites (14-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) with a chorus of boos and obscenities. UFC President Dana White let the champion know how he felt in the evening's post-event press conference. "I personally apologize for what happened tonight," White said. "You guys know this is not what the UFC was built on. This is not the way fights usually go." When pressed as to whether the blame for the 25-minute snoozer lied with Silva or his opponent, White declined to speculate. "I'm personally unhappy with the whole fight," White said. "I did not like the fight at all, period, on either side."
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 8:34AM by MMAcca - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ed Herman saved career with UFC 97 win; David Loiseau's future uncertain
(mmajunkie.com)
Veteran UFC fighter Ed Herman, who entered the UFC after emerging as the middleweight runner-up on "The Ultimate Fighter 3," likely saved his UFC career with a win over David Loiseau at Saturday's UFC 97 event. Herman topped Loiseau, who returned to the UFC for the first time in two-and-a-half years, with a dominant unanimous-decision victory. According to UFC President Dana White, Herman would have likely been released from the organization with a loss.
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 8:33AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Catone Vs Munoz @ UFC 102
(mmaweekly.com)
As UFC 102 continues to fill up, a middleweight bout has been added as New Jersey fighter, Nick Catone, returns to action to face former NCAA champion wrestler, Mark Munoz, in an undercard match-up. The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Sunday by sources close to the fight.
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 8:26AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Chuck Liddell is retired
(mmajunkie.com)
MONTREAL – One of the most storied careers in mixed martial arts has come to a close. According to UFC President Dana White, longtime UFC fighter Chuck Liddell, who suffered a first-round TKO loss to Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in the co-main event of Saturday's UFC 97 event, is retired from fighting. "He's a huge superstar, and we could still sell lots of tickets (with Liddell)," White said. "But I don't care about that. I care about him. I care about his health, and it's over, man. It's over."
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 7:40AM by mentalcase - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rafael Cordeiro Leaves Chute Boxe
(mmaweekly.com)
After more than 20 years of work at Chute Boxe, one of the most recognized MMA coaches from Brazil, Rafael Cordeiro, announced that he is no longer part of Chute Boxe gym. The Chute Boxe style remains, but the separation from Chute Boxe is clearly in place. Cordeiro wasn't overly specific as to the why. The end result, however, was a new opportunity for the vaunted MMA pioneer.
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 6:40AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
 
"Mayhem" makes quick work of Hose at Kingdom MMA's debut event
(mmajunkie.com)
In his first fight since returning from an apparent faux-retirement, Jason "Mayhem" Miller (22-6) cruised to a first-round submission win over Hawaiian brawler Kala "Kolohe" Hose (7-3) on Saturday night.
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 4:16AM by mentalcase - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dana White vlog 4/18 part 1
(demandmma.com)
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 2:39AM by BDON911 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hitomi Akano and Josh Barnett talk “Cyborg”
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

PDG: Megumi Fujii stated that: “After the ref stopped the fight, Cyborg didn't come over to check on Akano.” Was that more disrespectful or the fact that she showed up to weigh-ins 7 pounds over more disrespectful? Akano: From the moment she missed the weight, I expected NOTHING from Cyborg.
Submitted Apr 19, 2009 11:05PM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Interviews, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Dana White ‘embarassed’ with UFC 97 main event
(mmamania.com)
“I can honestly tell you that I’ve never put on an event that I was embarrassed to be at until tonight. I want to publicly apologize to all the fans…. I apologize. I personally apologize for what happened tonight. You guys know, this isn’t what the UFC was built on and this isn’t the way the fights usually go. Listen, any night you can have an off-night. When a guy is that talented and can literally end a fight whenever he wants to, wow.”
Submitted Apr 19, 2009 1:41PM by MMAcca - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Silva not winning over fans or boss
(sports.yahoo.com)
Silva won a unanimous decision over Thales Leites in the main event of UFC 97 on Saturday night at the Bell Centre, but it was such a mystifying and dreadful performance that it left UFC president Dana White angry and embarrassed. “I can honestly tell you that I’ve never put on an event that I was embarrassed to be at until tonight,” White said. “I want to publicly apologize to all the fans.”
Submitted Apr 19, 2009 8:08AM by postman - 42 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 97 sets new North American MMA attendance record
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship's sophomore event in Montreal set a new North American MMA attendance record with 21,451 attendees, who combined for a staggering $4.9 million gate. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) learned of the numbers from UFC President Dana White in the post-UFC 97 press conference. If the numbers are made official by the Quebec Athletic Commission, UFC 97 will have outdrawn Montreal's first record-breaking event, UFC 83, by just 61 people.
Submitted Apr 19, 2009 8:03AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White On Chuck Liddell: 'End Of An Era'
(mmaweekly.com)
Liddell will be given his time, but White did not waiver. "At the end of the day, I care about these guys. I don't want to see anybody stick around too long. You're never going to see Chuck Liddell on the canvas again."
Submitted Apr 19, 2009 7:50AM by MMAcca - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 97 Results
(mmaweekly.com)
Main Card Bouts (live on pay-per-view): -Anderson Silva def. Thales Leites by Unanimous Decision (49-46, 48-47, 50-46), R5 -Sam Stout def. Matt Wiman by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), R3 -Mauricio "Shogun" Rua def. Chuck Liddell by TKO (Strikes) at 4:28, R1 -Krzysztof Soszynski def. Brian Stann by Submission (Kimura) at 3:53, R1 -Cheick Kongo def. Antoni Hardonk by TKO (Strikes) at 2:29, R2 -Luiz Cane def. Steve Cantwell by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27), R3 Preliminary Card Bouts: -Denis Kang def. Xavier Fouka-Pokum by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), R3 -Nate Quarry def. Jason MacDonald by TKO (Strikes) at 2:27, R1 -Ed Herman def. David Loiseau by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27), R3 -Mark Bocek def. David Bielkheden by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:57, R1 -T.J. Grant def. Ryo Chonan by Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28), R3 -Eliot Marshall def. Vinny Magalhaes by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27), R3
Submitted Apr 19, 2009 7:48AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 97 bonuses: Rua, Soszynski, Stout and Wiman each earn $70K awards
(mmajunkie.com)
MONTREAL - Sam Stout, Matt Wiman, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Krzysztof Soszynski each earned $70,000 "fight night" bonuses for their performances at "UFC 97: Redemption." UFC 97 took place Saturday at the Bell Centre in Montreal and aired live on pay-per-view. The bonus amounts were up significantly from the $60,000 awards issued at UFC 96 in March but down slightly from the $75,000 issued at UFC 83, the organization's first trip to Canada. The UFC announced the bonuses at the UFC 97 post-fight press conference and were confirmed by MMAjunkie.com
Submitted Apr 19, 2009 2:49AM by TimW001 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Underground MMA: Barely controlled chaos
(vancouversun.com)
In Quebec and Alberta, mixed martial arts is a big-money business. But in most of B.C., it's an underground endeavour where rules are sometimes optional, blood flows freely, and fighters go unpaid to get around the law Being from Vancouver and heavily involved in the local mma scene... this stuff is disturbing and hopefully the kind of information which needs to be realized by the local government for things to move in the right direction
Submitted Apr 18, 2009 6:07PM by wapttn - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
 
New Korean MMA Org - Fighter Mania Championship (FMC)
(nightmareofbattle.wordpress.com)
A new big MMA organization which will be called “Fighter Mania Championship” (FMC) is starting in South Korea. The first event is planned to take place in September in Seoul and a press conference is planned for July. Aleksander Emelianenko, Choi Mu Bae, and Blagoi Ivanov (the guy who beat Fedor in Combat Sambo) are already at the verbal level in regards to participation. They are planning to hold an event per 2-3 months all around South Korea.
Submitted Apr 18, 2009 10:23AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Bob Cook steps in as match-up consultant for Strikeforce
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
FiveOuncesOfPain.com has received a report that another AKA trainer has stepped up to assist with the matchmaking duties at Strikeforce. Crazy Bob Cook has just confirmed via telephone to FiveOuncesOfPain.com that he has been enlisted as a match-up consultant for the organization. FiveOuncesOfPain.com recently first reported the news that American Kickboxing Academy trainer Javier Mendez had decided to step down from his position as the matchmaker for Strikeforce.
Submitted Apr 18, 2009 9:15AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
 
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