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Gesias JZ Cavalcante to Compete at DREAM.11 but not Against Eddie Alvarez
(bloodyelbow.com)
There were rumors of Gesias JZ Cavalcante taking on the Eddie Alvarez at DREAM.11, but now JZ told Tatame he will still fight on the card, but not against the Lightweight Bellator Champ: They offered me Eddie Alvarez and I was excited, but it seems that he’s injured or had some other problem and won’t be able to fight in the event. I’m confirmed in Dream 11, but I still have no opponent
Submitted Jul 5, 2009 11:19AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
Henderson Plans To Silence Critics And Bisping
(mmaweekly.com)
One of the living legends of mixed martial arts, Dan Henderson, will do battle once again on July 11 on a UFC 100 fight card that is truly of historic origins, much like “Hendo” himself. Making a name overseas, the Team Quest co-founder has accomplished things that most fighters could only dream of.
Submitted Jul 5, 2009 11:17AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The UFC, Walking a Fine Line between Business and Sport
(mmapayout.com)
It would seem that Zuffa, owner of the UFC, is in the middle of operation clampdown. I’m referring to the banning of numerous apparel companies (or charging them a fee of $100,000) and now the alleged threat regarding the Electronic Arts (EA) MMA game. In most cases I’m a supporter of the UFC when it comes to business decisions. Even if I think they are harsh or delivered in a not so couth manner, they still seem to work and whether we like it or not, the running of a promotion is a business. It doesn’t take a genius to see that the UFC has done a great deal for the sport and continues to do so. Every now and then however, an issue arises that I just can’t comprehend. The threat of banning fighters from the UFC for life if they sign on with EA’s MMA game (a game that would compete against THQ’s UFC Undisputed), even if they don’t currently fight for the promotion, is simply outrageous and bordering on tyrannical.
Submitted Jul 4, 2009 11:38PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brock Lesnar: 'I've Improved Dramatically' Since First Frank Mir Fight
(mma.fanhouse.com)
UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is hoping to avenge his only loss and unify the heavyweight title against interim champion Frank Mir at UFC 100. And Lesnar says Mir is going to find out when they fight that Lesnar is a much better fighter than he was when they first met a year and a half ago. "I've improved dramatically," Lesnar said on a call this week to promote their main event bout at UFC 100.
Submitted Jul 4, 2009 11:32PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pittsburgh's first MMA event draws the attention of UFC, though perhaps not as intended
(mmajunkie.com)
While Still Standing Productions, LLC recently conducted Pittsburgh's first MMA event, the organization may find itself needing to make a few changes before a announcing a second card. The Ultimate Cage Fighting Challenge has drawn the attention of the sport's biggest organization, the UFC, and a copyright infringement claim may be forthcoming. UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner recently told the MMAjunkie.com Radio Network that the UFC was currently looking at potential action against the upstart organization. "We're always happy to see fans, and we love competition," Ratner told MMAjunkie.com. "There's nothing wrong with it. But there's some copyright infringement problems when they call themselves the UCFC.
Submitted Jul 4, 2009 10:41PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Minnesota MAA's Greg Nelson happy in background as Brock Lesnar moves to forefront
(mmajunkie.com)
As the athletes of the UFC continue to gain attention, so, too, do the teams that help them prepare for each bout. While most hardcore fans can run off a quick list of the best trainers and academies in the sport, Minnesota Martial Arts Academy Head Instructor and Owner Greg Nelson's name doesn't always come directly to mind. And though UFC stalwarts Brock Lesnar, Sean Sherk and Brock Larson, among others, call the academy home, Nelson doesn't mind staying in the background.
Submitted Jul 4, 2009 10:39PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
‘Spider’ Man: An interview with Anderson Silva
(mmamania.com)
Anderson Silva needs no introduction. He is arguably the best mixed martial arts fighter on the planet. With a record-breaking nine consecutive UFC wins to his credit (and counting), he has been as dominant as any fighter in the history of the sport during his reign. Recently however, his showings against Patrick Cote and Thales Leites have been the subject of criticism from fans, media and even the UFC management. In both match-ups, Silva appeared content being cautious, counter striking and staying mistake free.
Submitted Jul 4, 2009 10:37PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping isn't feeling the love
(mmajunkie.com)
Michael Bisping is fighting mad. Fortunately for him, UFC 100 is only a week away. He's mad at his opponent, Dan Henderson. He's peeved at what he senses is a lack of respect within the fighting community. And he knows that a win over Henderson, the only man ever to simultaneously hold two major weight class titles, would force his skeptics to eat their words. "I think Dan Henderson is an [expletive], and I'm going to knock him out," said Bisping.
Submitted Jul 4, 2009 6:16PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Aaron Simpson hints at UFC Fight Night 19 return, fight with middleweight Dan Miller
(mmajunkie.com)
Aaron Simpson (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) could meet fellow middleweight Dan Miller (11-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) at September's Spike TV-televised UFC Fight Night 19 event. Simpson first posted news of the bout on his Facebook page. However, perhaps jumping the gun before he got the greenlight to officially announce the fight, he later issued a disclaimer: "Sorry. That was not official. Still waiting." Simpson, an Arizona Combat Sports fighter previously reportedly set for a return at UFC 103 in September, joined the UFC after a November 2008 victory over David Avellan in the WEC. Simpson made his octagon debut against Tim McKenzie and needed less than two minutes to post the TKO win at UFC Fight Night 18. Simpson, a two-time All-American wrestler and former coach at Arizona State University, has now posted knockout victories in all five of his professional bouts (four in the first round). Miller, a former IFL champion, recently suffered his first loss in the UFC when he dropped a unanimous decision to Chael Sonnen at UFC 98. Prior to the loss, he had defeated Rob Kimmons (submission), Matt Horwich (decision) and Jake Rosholt (submission) in UFC contests to extend his overall win streak to nine straight fights.
Submitted Jul 4, 2009 4:42PM by Twenty20Dollars - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TSN: "OTR", "Next question" and "1 on 1" with Wand (3 vids)
(watch.tsn.ca)
EDIT: OOPS, One more Talks training and the best fighters Soft ball questions as always, but a fun interview to watch. Talks UFC 100 predictions and retirement
Submitted Jul 4, 2009 9:35AM by Manfred - 14 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Report: CroCop Signing for UFC after getting "offer he cannot refuse"
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
"UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta has made Mirko 'CroCop' Filipovic "an offer he cannot refuse", according to a Croatian news portal. Fertitta arrived in Zagreb, Croatia on a private plane this morning and proceeded straight to Filipovic's residence where the pair engaged in two hours of talks, according to Index.hr "A source tells us that CroCop got an offer that is simply non-refusable," the article states. "CroCop will almost certainly look at the returning to the strongest MMA league in the world currently knows." The news is surprising, not least because UFC president Dana White gave Filipovic a broadside when it was reported the Croatian had signed for Japanese promotion DREAM immediately after UFC 99."
Submitted Jul 3, 2009 4:05PM by lohmann - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
GSP SAYS FLORIAN WILL BE A GREAT CHAMPION
(mmaweekly.com)
On Aug. 8, Kenny Florian will take a second crack at the UFC lightweight title, this time battling current champion B.J. Penn at UFC 101, and while the Boston native has always had a top-notch camp, he decided to venture out this time for some extra support. The extra support comes in the form of UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, the only fighter to have two wins over Penn, and who himself is in final preparations for his UFC 100 bout against Thiago Alves.
Submitted Jul 3, 2009 2:16PM by Bowen50 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Luiz Cane: I want to fight Rich Franklin
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's light heavyweight class has long been considered a marquee division. Deep on talent, the fighters at 205 pounds have put on classic matchups, and the second half of 2009 looks no different. Lyoto Machida vs. Maurico "Shogun" Rua. Rashad Evans vs. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Forrest Griffin vs. Anderson Silva. But with a number of exciting fights lined up in the coming months, where does that leave Brazilian slugger Luiz Cane (10-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC)?
Submitted Jul 3, 2009 12:34PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Misaki Will Fight But Won't Be Paid
(sherdog.com)
Kazuo Misaki will get his August bout with Kazuhiro Nakamura, but with none of the expected perks. World Victory Road director Takahiro Kokuho announced Thursday that Sengoku's Aug. 2 "Ninth Battle" card at the Saitama Super Arena will still feature a bout between Misaki and Kazuhiro Nakamura. However, the legally embattled "Grabaka Hitman" will not receive his fight purse and, immediately following the bout, will face an indefinite suspension from Sengoku competition. Misaki had pled guilty in the Tokyo District Court to obstruction of justice on June 25. The plea was in regard to a March 19 incident in which the former Pride grand prix champion sped away from a police officer who had attempted to cite him for talking on his cell phone while driving. Misaki was given a three-year suspended sentence following his plea, and Kokuho announced the following day that World Victory Road's commission would convene in the coming days to decide on an appropriate course of action.
Submitted Jul 3, 2009 10:47AM by ncordless - 3 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
 
GSP Static Interview
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre recently took time to answer some questions for PDG regarding his upcoming bout against Thiago Alves, training and the importance of UFC 100. PDG: How is your training going for UFC 100? GSP: I’m in the best shape of my life and I’m training really hard before my fight. Three weeks I spent in New York doing Muay Thai at the Wat with Phil Nurse and all the guys over there, sparring with Shawn Imes, Brad Imes and all those great training partners that I have for Muay Thai training. I’m learning a lot from Kru Phil. I also train in New York at the Renzo Gracie Academy under supervision of John Danaher – he’s my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor. I have great training partners there as well. The level of jiu-jitsu in New York at Renzo Gracie is better than it is in Montreal, so that’s one of the main reasons why I have been going there and I spend so much time at that Academy.
Submitted Jul 3, 2009 4:24AM by nwowolfpack - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Spencer Fisher to the WEC?
(demandmma.com)
Check out the link as Spencer Fisher hints at a possible venture into the WEC cage.
Submitted Jul 2, 2009 9:50PM by BrutalKnockOut - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC
 
Maia ready for title shot with UFC 102 win
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Demian Maia is in the mix of fighters who are in contention for the UFC middleweight belt. Despite his upcoming fight versus Nate Marquardt, the jiu jitsu expert had some words for the current champion Anderson Silva. “I see myself ready to fight for the belt. There are some things that I think about facing Anderson... He’s very good standing, in the clinch and knows how to play in all areas. I’d have to do my best being aggressive for sure, if I want I take the fight to the mat,” he said this week. I know a lot of people are taking Nate cuz his stand up is wicked, and he's a beast of a man... But how can you not love Maia? His MMA BJJ is probably the best in the world, and he always wants to win without hurting his opponent. I'll be pulling for him against Nate... WAR MAIA
Submitted Jul 2, 2009 7:51PM by KaibaThedon - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hardonk, Cool Under Pressure, Foils Mugging in LA
(ufc.com)
We all know the old adage about ‘strength in numbers’, but you have to think that the three young men who tried to mug 6 foot 4, 245 pound UFC heavyweight Antoni Hardonk in Los Angeles a week and a half ago were either very brave or very stupid – or both. “I’ve worked security in the clubs and had some incidents there when people are fighting and you have to break up a fight, or somebody’s drunk and you have to guide them out, but this time, they wanted to have my money, they wanted to rob me, and that was a new experience for me,” Hardonk told UFC.com. “First they asked if I had some change so I looked in my wallet. They said they needed some help, and asked if I could help them out. I don’t mind helping people, so I took a look. Then suddenly the tone in their voice changed and they said ‘gimme your money.’
Submitted Jul 2, 2009 11:59AM by Bowen50 - 12 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Jose Aldo interested in future fight against WEC champion Miguel Torres
(mmamania.com)
Electrifying World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) featherweight (145 pounds) fighter Joe Aldo talks to Tatame.com about the possibility of dropping 10 pounds to battle bantamweight (135 pounds) champion Miguel Torres.
Submitted Jul 2, 2009 10:18AM by babytater03 - 10 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
UFC 100: Frank Mir Concerned About Brock Lesnar's Reach
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Frank Mir is getting ready to fight a 275-pound behemoth when he takes on Brock Lesnar for the heavyweight title at UFC 100. But Mir's biggest concern isn't Lesnar's weight. It's Lesnar's reach. "I can point out why I think Brock has been successful at striking because we've actually had to address that in my training camp," Mir said on a call to promote UFC 100. "Brock's reach for his height is actually long. A lot of people don't realize that. They talk about his size, his power. Brock is almost 6-foot-4 ... his reach is actually really long. I remember even watching when he beat Randy, and he slipped that punch from Brock. He thought that he was out of the way, and that punch kept on coming, it kept on coming, and it kept on coming. And finally it just caught him and he went down." Mir added that he had to find sparring partners who are taller than Lesnar so he could practice trading punches with someone who had the same arm length as Lesnar.
Submitted Jul 2, 2009 10:16AM by babytater03 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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