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Sergei Kharitonov might be fighting at DREAM.7
(dreamfighters.com)
DREAM.7: Feather Weight Grandprix 2009 1st Round is slated for March 8, 2009 and will be hosting the opening round of DREAM’s featherweight tournament. Here is a update and possible non-tournament fighters[fights].
Submitted Feb 3, 2009 1:44PM by kastro_316 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Fioravanti: Johnson Is Going To Lose At UFN 17
(mmajunkie.com)
While remaining respectful of his foe's weapons, Luigi Fioravanti is very confident that he'll beat Anthony Johnson Saturday at UFN 17. Fioravanti said that "Rumble" won't bring anything to the cage that he doesn't see on a daily basis.
Submitted Feb 3, 2009 1:07PM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shane Roller vs. Benson Henderson At WEC 40
(mmajunkie.com)
WEC Lightweights Shane Roller & Benson (Ben) Henderson are set to meet at WEC 40 in April. The fighters take 5 & 7 fight win streaks, respectively, into this fight.
Submitted Feb 3, 2009 12:37PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
Antonio Silva Revocation Hearing Postponed
(sherdog.com)
Antonio Silva's license revocation hearing before the CSAC, scheduled for February 10, has now been postponed until April. The postponement was requested by Howard Jacobs, Silva's attorney, due to a schedule conflict-Jacobs is to try another case in Florida on that date.
Submitted Feb 3, 2009 9:03AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
UFN 18 At Nashville's Sommet Center
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC has now confirmed UFN 18 for April 1, and also announced that Sommet Center in Nashville will host the event. The arena houses the NHL's Nashville Predators and will be the largest arena yet to host a UFN.
Submitted Feb 3, 2009 8:52AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brock Larson Set For UFC Debut At UFN 18
(mmajunkie.com)
While he won't get the opponent he was proabbly hoping for, WEC welterweight Brock Larson is set ot make his UFC debut at UFN 18 on April 1. He just won't get Carlos Condit though, Larson will have to settle for Jesse Sanders.
Submitted Feb 3, 2009 8:51AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
MMA live UFC 94 Postfight Extra
(espn.go.com)
Take a look at it, they got GSP at their table and it is amazing how precise was his game plan, and he talked about BJ being in good shape with an example that he saw, he talked about the vaseline incident too. GSP appear around 10 min before the end of the show. WAR GSP !!
Submitted Feb 3, 2009 12:29AM by tuvok500 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mayhem Miller says he's fought a greased up fighter before....
(fightmagazine.com)
This time an anonymous MEGA arena, in a mega city, in front of a mega crowd, in a mega show, for what was then mega money to me. The stakes are much higher this time, and I had done my best to prepare for this single fight, even going so far as to NOT have a wild sex party the night before the fight, so that I could improve my mental focus. After a rough first round, I met in the center for round 2 and somewhere got taken down. "No biggie, my guard is good, he won't hurt me here, and maybe I can pull off the submission, get a "Dumbass of the Night" award or something. While locked in my tight guard, I noticed that for some reason I was have trouble keeping my opponent's head down. I practiced shirtless with my great training partners, and never had this much trouble keeping a guy from punching me. Was this guy uber strong or something? No exactly. After a couple more stiff elbows to my grillpiece, I felt the familiar slick that I would get every day at kickboxing practice on my nose and eyes, only it was on my opponents neck, now up 2 rounds, Vaseline!
Submitted Feb 2, 2009 10:49PM by Jackelope - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kizer: Penn yet to file UFC 94 appeal, St. Pierre's corner could face action
(mmajunkie.com)
While the utter domination of B.J. Penn by Georges St. Pierre during the two champions' UFC 94 main-event bout cannot be questioned, the tactics implemented by the Canadian's team between rounds of Saturday's fight has left the group open for disciplinary action. Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that an improper application of Vaseline to St. Pierre's back by his cornermen has already merited a stern warning from the commission, and further actions may follow. "There was no need for it," Kizer said of the incident in question. "It was disturbing. Where it goes from here, if anything, I don't know." Immediately following the end of Saturday's UFC 94 bout, reports of an impending appeal to be filed by Penn's camp began to surface. Kizer said that though nothing official has been filed by Penn or his camp, the NSAC was already well aware of the improprieties in question. Kizer and his team actually began dealing with the possible application of Vaseline to St. Pierre's back and shoulders during the match. "The first round, one of the inspectors that was on the outside of the cage came over to me and said it looked to him that when the cornerman, who I think in that case was Phil Nurse, put the Vaseline on Georges' face then rubbed his shoulders -- which you see the guys rubbing the other guy's shoulders to help him out -- he didn't wipe off his hands between doing that. I said, 'Well, I'm going to watch very closely after this round.'"
Submitted Feb 2, 2009 9:49PM by SmileR - 1 comment
Filed under: Interviews
 
Fabiano Set For WEC 40 Return
(mmajunkie.com)
Coming off his 3rd-round submission of Top 5 Featherweight Akitoshi Tamura, fellow Top 5 Featherweight Wagnney Fabiano will likely return to action at WEC 40 in April. An opponent for the #4 Featherweight according to WAMMA is TBA.
Submitted Feb 2, 2009 7:37PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
NSAC Comments on Vaseline Controversy
(sherdog.com)
The sweat had not yet dried when accusations began to fly against welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre after his lopsided victory against B.J. Penn in the UFC 94 main event on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Not long after his win, St. Pierre and his corner, including trainer Greg Jackson, came under fire for allegedly using a “greasing” agent between rounds. Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer on Monday confirmed improprieties had occurred in the champion’s corner after the first and second rounds. “After the first round, one of my inspectors came to me and told me he thought he saw one of the cornermen -- I believe it was Phil Nurse … after putting Vaseline on [St. Pierre’s] face, he saw him rub his shoulders, and it appeared as though he might not have wiped off his hands,” Kizer said. “After the second round, we observed Mr. Jackson putting Vaseline on Mr. St. Pierre’s face and then putting his hand on his back.” At that point, Kizer attempted to get Jackson’s attention from outside the cage. “I don’t think he heard me because of all the noise in the arena, so I immediately walked into the Octagon myself -- I’ve probably done that two other times in my career -- and told him to take his hand off Mr. St. Pierre’s back,” he said. “We took a towel and wiped off his back. After the third round, we went in again and made sure his back and shoulders were wiped off to ensure a level playing field.” Kizer informed Penn’s camp of the situation after the bout ended. Penn’s manager and brother, J.D., told Sherdog.com on Sunday that the Hawaiian’s camp planned to file a complaint with the NSAC, but, as of Monday afternoon, Kizer had not heard from Penn’s representatives. Penn has 10 days to file...
Submitted Feb 2, 2009 7:15PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, Fight Camp / Team, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Jose Aldo vs. Chris Mickle a likely late addition to WEC 39 card
(mmajunkie.com)
Rising featherweight contender Jose Aldo (13-1), who's won six consecutive fights (including three straight via knockout in the WEC), is expected to meet WEC newcomer Chris Mickle (26-11-1) next month at WEC 39. Sources close to both fighters today told MMAjunkie.com that the fight is agreed upon, and though not signed, it could be finalized as early as Tuesday. The bout would fill a spot on the WEC 39 fight card that was vacated with the recent cancellation of a WEC welterweight title fight between champ Carlos Condit and challenger Brock Larson. Condit was forced off the card with a wrist injury, and he then signed to fight Martin Kampmann in April at UFC Fight Night 18's main event. The signing likely signalizes the elimination of the WEC's welterweight division, which will be absorbed by the UFC's already-stacked 170-pound class. However, while the Aldo vs. Mickle fight could take a spot on the card, it won't take Condit vs. Larson's previous slot as the co-main event. As MMAjunkie.com recently reported, a bout between Richard Crunkilton and Bart Palaszewski has been promoted to co-headline status. WEC 39, the organization's first-ever trip to Texas, takes place March 1 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi. The night's main card airs on Versus. Although Aldo, a Brazilian from the Nova Uniao team, has a solid base in grappling, he's put his crowd-pleasing stand-up game to use in recent fights. All three of his WEC victories have come via strikes, which included a second-round TKO of Alexandre Franca Nogueira in June, a third-round TKO of Jonathan Brookins in November, and a first-round knockout of Rolando Perez just eight days ago at WEC 38. The 22-year-old will now likely meet a fellow youngster in 25-year-old Mickle, a 38-fight veteran who turned pro just four-and-a-half years ago. The Iowa-based submission specialist has fought in just about every major Midwest show and his racked up seven wins (six via submission and one TKO) in his past eight fights. In fact, 22 of his 26 career wins have come via submission, and only one victory has gone to a decision. And he's never been one to shy away from top competition; his list of opponents includes Jeremy Stephens, Clay Guida, Cole Miller, Rich Clementi and other notables.
Submitted Feb 2, 2009 7:10PM by Twenty20Dollars - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Saunders Out, McCrory Tapped As Replacement
(mmaweekly.com)
Another change has been made for UFC's return to Columbus, OH as Ben Saunders has been forced off the card with a foot injury. Tamdan McCrory has been tapped as a replacement to step in and face newcomer, Ryan Madigan, on the show as confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Monday by sources close to the situation. Currently sporting a 2-2 record in the Octagon, McCrory steps into this bout after a loss to Dustin Hazelett at UFC 91 in November. Ironically enough he will be facing Ryan Madigan, the fighter who replaced Hazelett when he faced an injury and was unable to fight on the card.
Submitted Feb 2, 2009 5:19PM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
BJ Penn Says Georges St. Pierre "a Bit Greased", But GSP Still the Better Fighter (+ NOT RETIRING)
It's hard to tell much, but it sounds like Penn - if Penn mans his own Facebook page - accepts the results.
Submitted Feb 2, 2009 5:16PM by MMAcca - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 94 Medical Suspensions
(mmajunkie.com)
The NSAC has just announced the medical suspensions from UFC 94. 4 fighters have been suspended until March, while Chris Wilson got a suspension until July for a broken nose but can be cleared early.
Submitted Feb 2, 2009 4:47PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana Says "UFC Primetime" Will Return
(mmajunkie.com)
Following the success of "UFC Primetime: St. Pierre vs. Penn II," which debuted earlier this month and hyped this past weekend's UFC 94 event, UFC President Dana White said the three-part Spike TV series will return for other big fights this year. One obvious option for the next "Primetime" installment is an upcoming title unification bout and rematch between UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and interim title-holder Frank Mir. The fight is expected to headline UFC 98 in May. "I don't know," White said. "I'd have to think about it. Brock would be rough (to get to cooperate). You thought B.J. was rough?"
Submitted Feb 2, 2009 2:10PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Is this the end of BJ Penn?
(fightlinker.com)
Before the BJ Penn / GSP fight went down, questions were swirling over what BJ was gonna do if he won the welterweight belt. Would he try to defend both? Give up the lightweight belt? Or would he take both belts and simply retire? The last one seemed like a longshot, but an article from Josh Gross says that it was something BJ seriously considered … and now he’s considering calling it quits anyways:
Submitted Feb 2, 2009 1:12PM by MMAcca - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kimo Applies For Role As Head Of CSAC
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
UFC veteran Kimo Leopoldo has put himself forward as a candidate for the vacant post of Executive Officer of the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). He put his application in last week and says it was made “in tune with President Obama’s call for much needed change”.
Submitted Feb 2, 2009 1:05PM by MMAcca - 14 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Greg Jackson: St. Pierre rubdown was witchcraft, not cheating
(mmamania.com)
“So in between rounds, (Team St. Pierre’s Steven Friend) had this little drill that you do – and Phil Nurse is the one who knows how to do it … he rubbed your back and tapped your chest; I don’t know exactly how it works. But anyways, what that’s supposed to do is get your energy in line, or motivated or whatever. So in between rounds, we had Phil Nurse do that. The controversy came because Phil Nurse also was putting Vasoline on Georges’ eyebrows … So Phil Nurse put all the Vasoline on his face, so his hands might have had a miniscule amount left over from that, when he went around the side and rubbed a little point on his back, and tapped on his chest … If we were trying to grease the back we’d be greasing up and down, we would make it count. We wouldn’t do a little tiny spot in the back … The whole greasing thing is pretty ridiculous … They check your body before you get into the cage, there’s an inspector right there. In order for us to grease him up, it would be insane. There are cameras everywhere. We don’t cheat. We don’t need to cheat to win.”
Submitted Feb 2, 2009 1:02PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Patient Lyoto Machida gunning for Rashad Evans
(mmamania.com)
“Thiago (Silva) is a great fighter, tough, was undefeated too, but my game was really well planned. We knew how he’d come and that was the result of our training. [Next] I’d like to fight with Rashad, but if it’s not possible I don’t pick another opponent. I’ll fight whoever comes. I might think (that I deserve a titleshot), but Dana is our boss and I’ll do whatever he says. It’s good for me because, when I get where I want, I’ll really deserve it”.
Submitted Feb 2, 2009 1:01PM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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