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2 More FIghts Added To Sengoku 8 Card
(mmajunkie.com)
World Victory Road today announced another 2 fights added to it's Sengoku 8 card on May 2: Non-FWGP fights featuring Maximo Blanco vs. Akihiko Mori and Shigeki Osawa vs. Kota Ishibashi. This brings the card to 10 total fights.
Submitted Apr 17, 2009 1:35PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
 
Dana White's UFC 97 Video Blog - Episode 2
(demandmma.com)
In his first "real" blog at UFC 97, Dana talks to Chuck about an injury he got in training, the UFC 97 Press Conference, among other things. Check it out.
Submitted Apr 17, 2009 12:51PM by BrutalKnockOut - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dana On Europe: "We're Coming To France Definitely"
(mmajunkie.com)
From MMA to MM-Eh now to Le UFC...at yesterday's UFC 97 Press Conference, Dana White revealed that the next stop on UFC's European expansion after Germany is France. Although no date is set Dana says they're next after Germany in June. France does not regulate MMA but an official ban was lifted in '08 and a show there could be overseen by UFC and, more specifically, UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner, the former head of the NSAC.
Submitted Apr 17, 2009 6:38AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana Backs Off Liddell Retirement Talk
(411mania.com)
At yesterday's pre-UFC 97 Press Conference, Dana White backed down off statements made last month about Chuck Liddell perhaps being done after tomorrow's fight against Mauricio Rua, even if Liddell impresses. Now Dana says Chuck will be with UFC until Dana is "dead".
Submitted Apr 17, 2009 6:27AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
A Carmichael Dave Exclusive: Dana White on Fedor Emelianenko
(carmichaeldave.com)
Carmichael Dave: You really need to stop with this Fedor stuff. Jeez… Dana White: Stop what? He is far from the pound-for-pound best in the world! Carmichael Dave: Dana, the dude (Emelianenko) has never lost (ed. note: other than a cut stoppage early in his career that was later avenged with a first round TKO)….If you signed him tomorrow, you’d be swinging on those nuts….come on! Dana White: You have to consistently fight the best in the world in order to get my respect. Carmichael Dave: He consistently beat 3 UFC Heavyweight Champion’s asses: Noguiera twice, Andrei Arlovski, and Tim Sylvia.
Submitted Apr 16, 2009 9:02PM by Wolfenstein - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rampage Jackson: "Rashad got a big mouth"
(fighthype.com)
“I did the UFC a favor and fought Jardine because Rashad wouldn’t fight me; that’s why I fought Jardine, because I was supposed to fight Rashad after the fight with Wanderlei. Since Rashad got a big mouth and got in my face, you already know who I want to fight. I’m thinking it might be a boring fight, but what do I know?”
Submitted Apr 16, 2009 8:59PM by Wolfenstein - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC planning November show in Boston; New York and Toronto in early 2010
(mmajunkie.com)
A trio of new host cities will get Ultimate Fighting Championship events later this year or in early 2010 if Dana White gets his way.
Submitted Apr 16, 2009 8:51PM by Wolfenstein - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
How Do You Say "No Respect" In Portugese?
(mmamania.com)
If you know how, please tell Josh Barnett. The top-ranked MMA Heavyweight, who is also the cornerman of Japanese female fighter Hitomi Akano, feels the victory by Cristiane Santos over Akano at SF's 4/11 event was "hollow" and that Santos deserves "no respect" and no praise.
Submitted Apr 16, 2009 6:41PM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Pros Picks: Liddell vs. Rua
(sherdog.com)
A few years back, a showdown between Chuck Liddell and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua would have been a fight fan’s dream matchup. Liddell was the defending UFC light heavyweight champion and at the top of his game while laying out opponents like kitchen tile. Rua was on a meteoric rise through Pride Fighting Championships’ ranks, rivaling Liddell’s fistic floor masonry in Japan. Before Zuffa bought out Pride, it seemed like a full-scale tilt between these two explosive knockout artists would never materialize. Thankfully the fight will finally come to fruition this Saturday at UFC 97 in Montreal, but like Liddell’s stellar conquest of Rua’s former Chute Boxe teammate Wanderlei Silva, the matchup is being purchased off the shelf a few years after its expiration date. Looking at his most recent bouts, Liddell’s age appears to be catching up to him and the 39-year-old icon just might be a bit past his fighting prime. Rua, 27, has had a rocky transition to the cage, where his stamina has been harshly tested. Once feared for his heavy, looping punches, Liddell has been knocked out at the hands of Quinton Jackson and Rashad Evans in the last two years. Rua was soundly beaten by Forrest Griffin and nearly suffocated in a near hilarious, though triumphant, scuffle with fighting fossil Mark Coleman. Luckily for the fans though, Liddell-Rua should still be an all-out war, a skirmish that could wind up being a “fight of the year” candidate when all is said and done. Will Liddell’s experience and hunger to recapture his title, along with a new striking coach, earn him another highlight-reel knockout? Will Rua have made the necessary adjustments to avoid exahaustion and finally get on the tear that UFC fans expected from him from the start? Many professional trainers and fighters think they have the answer to those questions. Sherdog.com recently polled dozens of the pros in an attempt to get a read on the pulse of the MMA elite. Some were a little hesitant to comment on the fight, but the brave ones put their names and reputations on the line and boldly picked a winner.
Submitted Apr 16, 2009 5:12PM by grappler0000 - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Roy Jones Jr. Called Out Again By MMA Fighter
(mmajunkie.com)
But this time it's not Anderson Silva or anyone from UFC. According to GracieFighter.com, Jones is being called out for a boxing match by Strikeforce's Nick Diaz. Such a fight is more likely to happen than a Silva-Jones fight because SF is more flexible about letting their guys fight elsewhere and because of their alliance with Showtime-a network that regularly shows boxing. UFC of course has neither.
Submitted Apr 16, 2009 1:11PM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Affliction/Dream Co-promotion Rumor is so crazy it's almost sane
(cagepotato.com)
Want to hear something totally insane and probably not true? That was a rhetorical question. Of course you want to hear this. According to a Croatian newspaper article translated for us by Robert of betwwx.com, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic’s next bout will be this July in an Affliction/Dream co-promotional event full of all kinds of fights that only sort of make sense. look i dont know if this is a rumor only or could actually happen. take it for what its worth.
Submitted Apr 16, 2009 12:30PM by babytater03 - 6 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
Strikeforce Matchmaker Mendez Quits
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Strikeforce may be about to put out the "Now Hiring" sign for the job of matchmaker. Previous matchmaker Javier Mendez has quit the promotion effective immediately, citing no longer being able to be both a matchmaker and a trainer at Arizona Kickboxing Academy (AKA). No immediate word yet on plans for finding a replacement.
Submitted Apr 16, 2009 11:52AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Larson Official For UFC 98, Fight Dropped To Prelim
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 98 is now again officially complete with the official announcement that Brock Larson will replace the injured Josh Koscheck and face Chris Wilson. As a result of this change, the Larson-Wilson fight has been dropped from PPV to prelim, with James Irvin vs. Drew McFedries promoted to PPV as the replacement.
Submitted Apr 16, 2009 10:02AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Coleman Granted License For UFC 100
(411mania.com)
Now the UFC 100 fight between Mark Coleman & Stephan Bonnar is official following the NSAC granting Coleman a one-fight license. As a rule, all fighters over the age of 35 have to contact the commission to discuss any concerns that they may have. Coleman appeared before the NSAC in person and discussed the concerns with NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer and other Commission members.
Submitted Apr 16, 2009 6:29AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nate Quarry talks UFC 97 & Video Games!
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
PDG: UFC 97 in Montréal, Canada is a pretty stacked card; what fights are you looking forward to seeing that night? Quarry: Any time that you get a chance to fight on a card with Chuck Liddell and Anderson Silva, it is a real treat. I have been a fan of Chuck's for a long time and we are also friends. So being able to be there and to say I fought on the same card as Chuck Liddell is a real honor. That is something that I will always remember.
Submitted Apr 16, 2009 4:42AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
UFC 2009 Undisputed Demo
(xbox360.ign.com)
The UFC 2009 demo will come out next Thursday 4-23-09.
Submitted Apr 16, 2009 1:04AM by bjj1605 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Trigg offers to "retire" Frank Shamrock
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC, PRIDE and Strikeforce veteran – and co-host of MMAjunkie.com Radio – Frank Trigg (19-6) is currently on a four-fight win streak, yet he doesn't know where or when his next bout will take place. But on Wednesday's edition of MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio), Trigg identified one opponent he believes would be easy prey: Strikeforce middleweight Frank Shamrock (23-10-2). "They can have me fight him any time they want up there," Trigg said. "Put it back at 180 (pounds) again, and I'll put him into retirement. It's not that difficult. Frank Shamrock's only got like two or three fights left in his life." Trigg fought once for the California-based organization, defeating Falaniko Vitale in October 2008. The 36-year-old said he would love the opportunity to return to the organization in a chance to prove just how far Shamrock has fallen in recent defeats to Nick Diaz and Cung Le. "How much [expletive] can you talk to Frank Shamrock?" Trigg asked. "He's not that good. The sport has passed him by. "Do you really want to be seen training on Lamaze balls? Is that really what you want to do? That's what he does. Half of his techniques are done on Lamaze balls. I'm like, 'OK. That's really interesting. That's great. Who's teaching you your takedown defense?'" Trigg questioned Shamrock's commitment to preparation for his April 11 main event with Diaz at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. "You live in [expletive] San Jose," Trigg said. "There's like 75 great wrestlers that live right down the street from you. You don't train with any of them? That doesn't make any sense to me. "You're a great striker, you're incredibly athletic, you have a great ability to talk before the fights, you've got a great ability to sell the fight. But then you're striking hasn't changed. Your ability, your flexibility, your ability to hit your punches hasn't changed. You haven't learned – knowing full well against a guy who's going to do takedowns – how to stop a takedown and how to keep it on your feet where you would have had a shot to win. "But then, you're on your feet and you got out-punched by a jiu-jitsu guy. It doesn't make any sense." While Trigg's career has been filled with bouts against the world's top competitors, he last fought in a unanimous-decision win against an unheralded Danny Babcock. While the win certainly wasn't a career-builder, Trigg insists Shamrock's current 1-3 streak proves he's no longer relevant. "The sport's just passed [Shamrock] by," Trigg said. "It's the same thing I said to Ken (Shamrock). It's the same thing I said to Mark Coleman. It's the same thing I said to Tito Ortiz: The sport has passed you by. "You haven't adjusted. You haven't learned. You haven't spent the time being in the academy every day trying to learn. You're out there [expletive] around doing other stuff when you're not training. It's not smart anymore for this sport...
Submitted Apr 15, 2009 8:28PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Video of Charles "Mask" Lewis' Memorial Service
(demandmma.com)
Check out the video as Mike Straka from Fox Fight Game speaks with Lorenzo Fertitta, Joe Rogan, Josh Barnett, and many more.
Submitted Apr 15, 2009 6:38PM by BrutalKnockOut - 6 comments
Filed under: Interviews, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Strikeforce's Melendez not comfortable waiting on Thomson for return
(mmajunkie.com)
The main card of this past Saturday's "Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz" took a major hit when lightweight champ Josh Thomson was a late scratch. Gilbert Melendez (15-2) saved the show with a stunning knockout of Thomson's replacement, Rodrigo Damm, earning the organization's interim lightweight title in the process. But like so many interim title holders before him, Melendez, recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) there's still work to be done before he'll truly feel like a title holder. I think its great Gilbert feels the way he does and doesn't want to just sit around and wait for Josh to get healed up...he has the attitude of a champion
Submitted Apr 15, 2009 4:59PM by sclasclemski - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
USA TODAY Launches Online Mixed Martial Arts Community
(mmapayout.com)
USA TODAY has launched MMA Fighting Stances, an online mixed martial arts community moderated by Sergio Non. MMA Fighting Stances can be found at mma.usatoday.com. With the addition of MMA Fighting Stances and the recent launch of the USA TODAY/SB Nation Consensus MMA Rankings, USA TODAY becomes the first national newspaper to add mixed martial arts into its regular sports coverage. As a mainstream media brand, USA TODAY offers another point of entry to the growing legions of MMA fans. MMA Fighting Stances will give hard-core and casual MMA fans a chance to dissect the most important and interesting fights, news, events, personalities, analyses and anomalies of mixed martial arts. In his role as community moderator, Sergio Non tackles the broader questions about the sport’s evolution and gets to know the athletes through original reporting and regular Q&A interviews. Non will also interact with readers as they share their thoughts, swap stories and speak directly to each other using USATODAY.com’s online community tools. MMA Fighting Stances is the latest addition to an expanding roster of USA TODAY online communities. Recently created are Open Road, a consumer-oriented site for both auto enthusiasts and everyday Americans who love their cars and trucks; Hotel Check-In, a hotel community targeting business travelers; Game Hunters, with a focus on video games and “interactive awesomeness;” The Oval, dedicated to tracking the Obama administration; and Faith & Reason, a conversation about religion, spirituality and ethics. Several new communities will roll out and re-launch through the spring.
Submitted Apr 15, 2009 4:30PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
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