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Dan Miller - Any Time, Any Place
(mmaweekly.com)
You’d think Sparta, N.J. middleweight Dan Miller would welcome the opportunity, fists and all, to take a fight in snow-proof Florida. “I’m not really a warm weather guy,” he counters. “I like the winter.”
Submitted Feb 7, 2009 12:24AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chaos in Montreal: Strike Box Causes a Near Riot
(mmatraining.com)
This is a pretty hilarious story. James Thomspon and Steve Bosse were to fight under only stand up rules, but the commission did not approve the rules, they technically it was an MMA fight, but all the fighters said they just stand up.. Thompson doesnt do any of this and causes a huge riot with beer cans and chairs being thrown into the ring.. Read the story.. its hilarious..
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 11:55PM by JimmieDD - 14 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
World Victory Road/Sengoku is coming to HDNet
(demandmma.com)
Sengoku has joined the long list of organizations that will be broadcast live on HDNet.
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 11:23PM by BrutalKnockOut - 11 comments
Filed under: HDNet, World Victory Road / Sengoku
 
Did ZUFFA drop the ball on women's MMA?
(demandmma.com)
With Strikeforce recently purchasing the majority of ProElite, look for them to not only create a woman's title in the near future, but to continue signing top ranked talent in that division and put together fights that the fans want to see, namely Gina Carano vs. Cris Cyborg. If and when the WEC and Zuffa decide to pick up the woman's division, will it be too late?
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 10:37PM by BDON911 - 19 comments
Filed under: WEC, StrikeForce, EliteXC
 
UFC HAS NEW RULES FOR CUTMEN AND CORNERS
(mmaweekly.com)
Following a week of controversy after the Georges St. Pierre and B.J. Penn fight in which Vaseline was applied to the Canadian by one of his cornermen in between rounds, the UFC has instituted new policies regarding cut men and how the corners are allowed to enter during the breaks in between rounds for this weekend's Fight Night show in Tampa, Fla.
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 10:15PM by mentalcase - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Lauzon's UFC Fight Night Video Blog - Day 2
(demandmma.com)
These are really interesting, you never really get to see how much actually goes on the week of the fight, but Joe seems to be a pretty busy man.
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 5:57PM by BrutalKnockOut - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Fight Night 17 Official Weigh-In Results
(mmajunkie.com)
TAMPA - Weigh-ins for "UFC Fight Night 17: Lauzon vs. Stephens" take place today at the Marshall Student Center on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. USF also plays host to Saturday's Spike TV-televised event, which airs live from the Sun Dome. We'll have live weigh-in results as the fighters hit the scales today at approximately 4 p.m. EST (a p.m. PST).
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 4:01PM by Bowen50 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diaz Likely For April Strikeforce
(mmajunkie.com)
Strikeforce's upcoming April card may have just gotten a big hometown boost. Graciefighter.com reports that Nick Diaz, one of it's fighters, likely will be fighting on the card.
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 2:01PM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Andrei Arlovski's Pro Boxing Debut Confirmed
(demandmma.com)
Andrei makes his professional boxing debut against an as of yet unnamed opponent on April 11th.
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 1:48PM by BrutalKnockOut - 21 comments
Filed under: Affliction, Other Combat Sports
 
BJ Penn responds to Georges St. Pierre, accepts summer rematch
(demandmma.com)
BJ basically says GSP is a cheater, and that he accepts the match Georges proposed for this summer.
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 9:13AM by BrutalKnockOut - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joachim Hansen Update: NYE Withdrawal Contract-Related, Not Injury-Related
(sherdog.com)
Following his mysterious withdrawal from his New Year’s Eve clash against fellow top 10-ranked lightweight Gesias Cavalcante, reigning Dream Lightweight Champion Joachim Hansen seemed to disappear. However, Hansen's business representative now says his being pulled off K-1 Dynamite was not due to injuries, but due to an ongoing contract dispute with FEG.
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 9:08AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
PPV Numbers Come Into Focus (UFC 91,92,93)
(mmapayout.com)
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter updates the numbers for UFC91 and 92, and portends of a strong number for 93: Update on PPV numbers. For UFC 91 (Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Couture), the show is at this point verified as doing 920,000 buys. It will probably end up just under or possibly just over one million when all late buys are tabulated. UFC 92 (triple main) is at 1 million. We don’t have a number for UFC 93 based on actual numbers, but trending data indicates about 320,000 buys, a shockingly high number, as it would have beat out the live UFC 90 from Chicago and been nearly 100,000 more buys than any prior U.K. show.
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 1:21AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Most believe that Cain is able
(sports.yahoo.com)
It may seem absurd to suggest that a guy coming off knee surgery, and with only four professional fights, is all but a lock to be competing for the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title before the end of the year. But then, Brock Lesnar, the UFC champion, is a guy who won the title in his fourth professional fight, so it’s hardly out of the question that Cain Velasquez could have the belt around his waist before 2010 dawns. “No doubt about it,” UFC president Dana White says assuredly of the likelihood of Velasquez fighting for the title sometime this year.
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 1:16AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 97: Kongo Vs Hardonk
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Dutch heavyweight Antoni Hardonk (8-4) will face Cheick Kongo (13-4-1) at UFC 97 in Montreal, Fighters Only learned earlier today. Sources in the Netherlands said the bout agreements have been signed and the fight is all set for the UFC’s second Canadian event. Kongo was thought to be facing Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in his next fight, but the Brazilian’s camp recently revealed that fight will not be happening.
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 1:07AM by MMAcca - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator exclusively signs Gonzalez, Soto, Garijo and Aguilar
(mmajunkie.com)
The upstart Bellator Fighting Championships, which is set to launch on ESPN Deportes in April, today announced four additional signings for its quickly filling fighter roster. Featherweights Nick Gonzalez and Joe Soto, middleweight Edwin Aguilar and lightweight Diego Garijo were all signed to exclusive deals. Each fighter will compete in his respective division's 12-week, eight-man tournament.
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 1:01AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua ‘has everything’ to beat Chuck Liddell at UFC 97
(mmamania.com)
“… Shogun will be better next time. He was out of training and rhythm [against Mark Coleman] … It’ll be a tough fight. Liddell hits hard, but I think my brother will be prepared. He knows what to do. My brother is a versatile guy, on the ground and striking. He has everything to beat Liddell, and, if he wins, he can already fight for the belt.”
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 12:57AM by MMAcca - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Strikeforce on Showtime
(mmajunkie.com)
Hey check it out. Great News.
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 12:07AM by Givershit - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Scott Smith takes on Benji Radach at Strikeforce
(demandmma.com)
Now that is without a doubt going to be an exciting fight, looks like Strikeforce is continuing to put on quality match after quality match.
Submitted Feb 5, 2009 8:53PM by BrutalKnockOut - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC
 
StrikeForce buys ProElite
(demandmma.com)
Seems to be official. StrikeForce buys ProElite. Check it out
Submitted Feb 5, 2009 4:38PM by BDON911 - 26 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC
 
St. Pierre: 'I never cheated in my life'
(sherdog.com)
Georges St. Pierre has had enough. The UFC welterweight champion should be celebrating the four-round pummeling he gave lightweight king B.J. Penn last Saturday at UFC 94 in Las Vegas. Instead, St. Pierre’s had to defend his integrity amidst allegations that his cornermen improperly applied Vaseline to the fighter’s shoulders and back during his first two corner breaks. “Listen, I never cheated in my life,” an animated St. Pierre told Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show on Wednesday. “Let me tell you something, I never said something bad to B.J. Penn. I never answered back to him with what he said. I’ve always been respectful. Even after the fight I went and told him, ‘Hey, keep your head up. You can be proud. You’re a tough guy. You stayed in the ring for a long time.’ But now that he says something like that it bothers me a lot. He already said I was taking steroids, that I was a quitter, that he was blaming me for seeing a sports psychologist and now he says that I cheat because I use Vaseline.” “Lets go do a rematch with B.J. Penn,” said St. Pierre. “We’re going to do it this summer. St. Pierre-Penn III -- and this time we’ll wear a rash guard. I guarantee you the result will be the same or even worse for him.”
Submitted Feb 5, 2009 3:59PM by TimW001 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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