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Agent Talks Hieron Free Agency; UFC an Option
(mmaweekly.com)
There are no guarantees in life or in the fight game. That's the motto that Jay Hieron has lived his life by lately due to some unfortunate timing and opponent changes that left the former IFL fighter off of the latest Showtime televised card and without an expected title shot. Now officially a free agent able to negotiate a new contract, Hieron's agent, Ken Pavia from MMA Agents, clarified the timeline for his client's next deal. "He has an exclusive negotiating period with Strikeforce, but beyond that he is, he has no more fights left on his deal," said Pavia in an interview with MMAWeekly.com on Sunday. "There's an exclusive negotiating period, and then there's also a right to match, which is pretty standard in the industry at this point."
Submitted Feb 1, 2010 9:54AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Despite initial one-sided affair, Strikeforce's Robbie Lawler said he stuck to game plan
(mmajunkie.com)
SUNRISE, Fla. – Early Sunday morning on AirTran Airways flight 68 from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Atlanta, Robbie Lawler and friend/training partner Matt Hughes slowly made their way down the aisle before takeoff. Just hours removed from a stunning come-from-behind knockout victory over Melvin Manhoef at Saturday's "Strikeforce: Miami" event, Lawler was still feeling the effects of the fight as he slowly limped to the back of the plane. Lawler took serious punishment and was battered nearly from head to toe by his opponent's offensive onslaught, but the former EliteXC middleweight champ said his miraculous come-from-behind win resulted from his ability to stick to a game plan.
Submitted Feb 1, 2010 9:50AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz says Georges St-Pierre just fine for his next opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
For as much praise as new Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz (21-7 MMA, 3-0 SF) receives for his grappling prowess, it's his voluminous striking attack that has led to his most recent surge in popularity. Never was that more evident than in this past Saturday's "Strikeforce: Miami" main event, where Diaz defeated DREAM champ and vaunted striker Marius Zaromskis at his own game. Now the question for Diaz becomes, "What's next?" And the scrappy Californian isn't afraid to ask for the best. "I want to fight Georges St-Pierre," Diaz said. "That's the one fight I'm talking about."
Submitted Feb 1, 2010 9:49AM by emfleek - 11 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Bellator adds DREAM vet Joe Warren to season-two featherweight tourney
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator's season-two tournaments continue to take shape, and the organization today announced another solid addition to the 145-pound field. Three-time DREAM veteran and world-class wrestler Joe Warren (2-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) will compete in Bellator's next featherweight tournament. Warren is best known to MMA fans as the man who knocked off former WEC champ Chase Beebe and top-ranked Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto in his first two professional contests before falling to Bibiano Fernandes in DREAM's 2009 featherweight grand prix.
Submitted Feb 1, 2010 9:48AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Diaz Not Impressed with Likely Challengers Hieron, Sakurai
(sherdog.com)
Diaz Not Impressed with Likely Challengers Hieron, Sakurai
Submitted Feb 1, 2010 1:16AM by xdanish020 - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
After title defense, Strikeforce champ Cris "Cyborg" Santos likely to get Erin Toughill next
(mmajunkie.com)
SUNRISE, Fla. – With another dominating victory and her first title defense under her belt, Strikeforce women's lightweight champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos can now look to her next challenge. As Scott Coker told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following Saturday's "Strikeforce: Miami" event, Erin Toughill could be next to challenge for the title. Santos set up the likely bout after defeating a game but overpowered Marloes Coenen in the co-main event of the Jan. 30 event, which took place at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla.
Submitted Feb 1, 2010 12:38AM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Geezers at Caesar's: Randy Couture video on UFC 109 fight against Mark Coleman
(mmamania.com)
Couture talks Coleman and some training.
Submitted Feb 1, 2010 12:21AM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Scott Coker: Bobby Lashley's next opponent could be Brett Rogers
(mmamania.com)
Victorious this weekend at Strikeforce: "Miami" was heavyweight Bobby Lashley, who made the most of his promotion debut by stopping last-minute fill-in Wes Sims in the first round. Though the former WWE superstar dominated the match from beginning to end (all of two-plus minutes), many questions still remained about the prospects of Lashley's future in the sport. We may however, have those questions answered sooner rather than later. SI.com is now reporting that Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker would like to see Lashley take a gigantic step up in competition and face former number one contender and consensus number seven heavyweight, Brett "The Grim" Rogers.
Submitted Feb 1, 2010 12:11AM by xdanish020 - 15 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Herschel Walker happy with MMA debut ... even if he never fights again
(mmamania.com)
You’re going to be shocked by this, but [the pressure did not bother me at all]. There was no pressure and the reason why was I really thought the people at AKA prepared me for it. The fighters at the gym, everyone there, they prepared me for this. What I had to do was just go in the ring and do it. I’ve loved (MMA) for about four years. This isn’t something I just decided I wanted to do.
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 4:52PM by RhythmAndStyle - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
MMA Quick Quote: Bobby Lashley wants a heavyweight title shot
(mmamania.com)
"Well, it's one of two things. Either they're going to allow me do it the way I wanna do it and build, or they're going to give me a title shot. Either or. I would like a title shot. I guess it's Overeem, he's the one who has the title right now. Him or Fedor, whoever. I wanted to take my time to build up but everyone's pushing me to get bigger and better fights so if I'm going to get bigger and better fights let's go for the best."
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 4:48PM by RhythmAndStyle - 12 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz is going to be hard to beat
(mmamania.com)
I'm proud to be doing what I do. I wasn't hurt at all [in this fight]. My lip got cut a little, but I wasn't hurt, I was fine.... My gameplan was that I am a better all-around fighter than him, so I was going take what I was going to get. Try and set up my punches. Set up my body punches -- not let him breathe. Set up the knee to the body. Set up the knee to the leg. I'm going to control him on the fence.
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 4:48PM by RhythmAndStyle - 24 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Cris "Cyborg" Santos Prepared To Fight Anyone
(mmaweekly.com)
Cris “Cyborg” Santos (7-0) defended her 145-pound women’s Strikeforce title against Marloes Coenen (17-5) on Jan. 30 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., and is prepared to fight whoever Strikeforce puts in front of her.
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 4:46PM by RhythmAndStyle - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Wes Sims pushes Bobby Lashley at Strikeforce post-fight press conference
(mmamania.com)
It's all fun and games until a referee apparently stops a fight too early.Wes Sims was hamming it up for just about everyone who would watch following his first round technical knockout loss to Bobby Lashley during the post fight press conference that never happened at Strikeforce: "Miami" tonight from the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida.
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 4:45PM by RhythmAndStyle - 10 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Free Agent Hieron Reflects On Riggs,Wants Diaz
(mmaweekly.com)
“The game plan was to try and go out and put pressure on him. Try to stay sharp because he’s a lefty. You can’t go after a lefty because everything is opposite, so I was a little more strategic,” Hieron told MMAWeekly.com after the fight. “I felt great in my performance.”
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 1:18PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Broughton Rolls Through U.K.'s Best For Tourney Win
(mmaweekly.com)
Heavyweights collided in Hove, England in a unique “winner takes all” tournament, £10,000 (roughly $16,000) incentive and a nice shiny ZT Fight Night strap to boot. This brought out the big guns in U.K. MMA and a few dark horses, but ultimately it was M-1 challenge veteran Rob Broughton who was the star of the show, picking up the overall victory over the course of seven grueling rounds of MMA action.
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 1:16PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
MMA Quick Quote: Marloes Coenen wanted more time to fight Cyborg Santos
(mmamania.com)
"I feel beat up. It was a tough fight. She was really good, but I think [the referee] stopped it too soon. I was still moving -- she hit me hard but I could take it. I have to see the fight back of course, but [I kept] moving and my defense was high if I'm correct. She won it. She's the champion. Again, I have to see the fight back because I don't remember anything when I'm fighting -- it's all flashes."
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 1:14PM by RhythmAndStyle - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Hayato Sakurai Likely to Get First Crack at Nick Diaz' Strikeforce Welterweight Title, Jay Hieron Out of Luck Again
(bloodyelbow.com)
Most people thought Jay Hieron earned a shot at the welterweight title by defeating Joe Riggs, but Coker said it's more likely that Sakurai will be the challenger in Diaz's first title defense. Sakurai fights for Dream, and Coker said Strikeforce's co-promotional arrangement with Dream ensures that "I could get it done." Hieron's win over Riggs was the last fight on his Strikeforce contract, and it's not clear whether Hieron will return to the promotion.
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 1:12PM by RhythmAndStyle - 10 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Former Power Ranger Jason Frank Wins MMA Debut
(mmaweekly.com)
Although it almost was the other way around, good beat evil again last night as Jason David Frank, best known as the Green/White Ranger on "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers", managed to withstand a brutal opening onslaught and beat Jonathan Mack by 1st round tapout in his MMA debut. The fight, which Frank won by omoplata, will be televised by HDNet in the near future.
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 8:51AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Lawler KO's Manhoef, Lashley gets TKO win
(mmaweekly.com)
It ended fast and it ended with a bang. Robbie Lawler was feeling the power and dangerous strikes of Melvin Manhoef, but too much aggression and a perfectly timed counter punch sent the Dutchman crashing to the canvas, a victim of a vicious knockout. To his credit, Melvin Manhoef approached the fight with Lawler with a much better gameplan that his usual bull rush style. The powerful Dutch striker planted some powerful leg kicks that left Lawler limping, backing up across the cage. It looked like a completely one sided fight as Manhoef blasted away at Lawler's head and body with his signature punching power. Just as Manhoef went for the kill, Lawler finally threw a big punch, and that's all he needed.
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 4:22AM by xdanish020 - 8 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Herschel Walker experiment pays off with win
(mmaweekly.com)
Strikeforce took a big risk signing and showcasing 47-year old former NFL player, Herschel Walker, in his professional debut on Saturday, but it paid off as the one time Heisman Trophy winner dominated Greg Nagy on the way to a TKO win. In the early going, Walker did a good job of stuffing the takedown attempts from opponent, Greg Nagy, who struggled under the power of the former running back. Eventually, Walker reversed the position, landed on top, and started to throw down punches at Nagy. Keeping out of too much danger, Nagy did position his body well enough to almost lock on a heel hook in the first round, but Walker rolled and stayed out of the submission.
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 4:20AM by xdanish020 - 22 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
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