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MMA Goes 2-0 Against Boxing This Weekend
(411mania.com)
For a couple of MMA fighters, it was a good weekend of boxing. Both KJ Noons and Terry Martin had boxing matches this weekend and both came away with wins-Noons beat Randy Pogue by unanimous decision to improve to 11-2 career in boxing, while Martin beat Rayvon Wilson by 2nd round KO to improve to 2-0.
Submitted Aug 23, 2009 3:57PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Nogueira’s coach: “Couture has no punch”
(mmamania.com)
“We think that Couture will fight standing against him, and Rodrigo thinks that too. Rodrigo is 100% prepared standing. I always said that this fight were good to Rodrigo, because Couture has no punch to knock him out, and Rodrigo boxes better than him… Rodrigo is prepared in the ground too and will work to submit, because Rodrigo has everything to submit him”, explained the coach. “Our strategy is stay away from the fence”. – Luiz Alves, the Muay Thai coach for Antonio Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira, tells Tatame.com that his fighter is set to stand and trade with Randy Couture at UFC 102 because the “Natural” doesn’t pack much heat on his feet. He may be right — Couture doesn’t have a clean knockout on his resume in 25 career fights. But that hasn’t necessarily stopped him from handling (and defeating) the big dogs, including Tim Sylvia, Chuck Liddell, Vitor Belfort, Tito Ortiz, Pedro Rizzo and Kevin Randleman, among others. Will he add “Big Nog” to that list on Aug. 29? For the record: Nogueira has one knockout, and just one technical knockout, in 37 career fights.
Submitted Aug 23, 2009 8:00AM by SmileR - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Nate Marquardt: Extracting the Zero
(ufc.com)
Renowned as one of the leading jiu-jitsu exponents in the sport today, Maia’s sheer reputation has often overwhelmed recent opponents. That’s even before he secures the takedown, transitions to full mount and then sinks in a picture-perfect choke. Some fans pinpoint Maia as the man to dethrone middleweight champion Anderson Silva, while others merely sit in awe at his seamless displays of jiu-jitsu inside the Octagon. Marquardt, nodding knowingly with a smile, is simply happy to fight him.
Submitted Aug 22, 2009 6:14PM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
 
Danillo Villefort cut from UFC after just 1 fight
(bloodyelbow.com)
The truth is, the UFC answered all of these questions with their decision to release Danillo and fighters need to take it as a warning that, right or wrong, in the days of big PPV numbers the promotion doesn't have time for fighters that they feel don't deliver for the fans.
Submitted Aug 22, 2009 5:53PM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
JON "BONES" JONES JOINS JACKSON
(mmaweekly.com)
Undefeated UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones is the latest fighter to join Team Jackson's in Albuquerque, N.M., headed by highly sought after trainer Greg Jackson. Jackson told MMAWeekly.com content partner Tapout Radio, "Jon Jones has joined our team and he's out here training. He's just a pleasure to work with. He's incredibly creative. That he's got so far with his creativity is amazing.”
Submitted Aug 22, 2009 5:47PM by jae_1833 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
FRANK SHAMROCK PLANNING DECEMBER RETURN
(mmaweekly.com)
Frank Shamrock expects to return to competition in the Strikeforce promotion in December, but an opponent has not been named.
Submitted Aug 22, 2009 5:45PM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Paulo Filho wants to fight Gegard Mousasi at LHW
(tatame.com)
Back to victories at Dream, submitting Melvin Manhoef in the first round, Paulo Filho is ready for Alex Shoenauer at Bitetti Combat 4, but already aims tougher challenges overseas. With Dream’s new partnership with Strikeforce, the black belt eyes Gegard Mousasi, who knocked Renato Babalu Sobral out to become the new light heavyweight champion. In the exclusive interview, the black belt remembered that he and Mousasi were in the same Pride tournament, but Mousasi was submitted got out when he was submitted by Gono, commented the training for Bitetti Combat, Dream’s partnership with Strikeforce and more.
Submitted Aug 22, 2009 5:31PM by jae_1833 - 17 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Belfort doesn't want to fight Silva, but Silva would not mind
(mmamania.com)
Vitor Belfort isn’t that high on an opportunity to challenge Anderson Silva for his 185-pound crown. He’ll do it, but it’s not an ideal situation to compete against a fellow Brazilian and someone who he considers a friend. However, Silva has remarked that Belfort is not his friend, but someone who he respects and is willing to fight without reservation if called upon. “The Phenom” is the latest addition to the UFC middleweight class and someone who company president, Dana White, would like to see earn a title shot to one day challenge “The Spider.” Before that can happen, however, both fighters need to take care of other business — Belfort is set to battle Rich Franklin next month and Silva is penciled in to take on Dan Henderson before year’s end. Are Belfort and Silva on a collision course, whether they like it or not?
Submitted Aug 22, 2009 5:21PM by jae_1833 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Krzysztof Soszynski says he's finally figured out mma's mental game
(mmajunkie.com)
"I used to be such a bad mental fighter," Soszynski admitted. "Now everything has just turned around completely. Everything is coming together, and it's the perfect time for me to fight Brandon Vera." So what exactly clicked?
Submitted Aug 22, 2009 5:16PM by jae_1833 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With "Little Nog" likely heading to UFC, Murilo "Ninja" Rua fills in at Bitetti Combat
(mmajunkie.com)
After his twin brother first revealed earlier this week that Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is close to signing a deal with the UFC, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) reported the fighter was scratched from a Sept. 12 fight at Bitetti Combat. Now, taking his spot on the Brazil-based card is PRIDE veteran Murilo "Ninja" Rua, who meets Alex Stiebling.
Submitted Aug 22, 2009 5:11PM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Frank Fertitta Jr., Father Of UFC Owners, Dies
(mmajunkie.com)
Frank Fertitta Jr., founder of Station Casinos and the father of UFC owners Frank Fertitta III and Lorenzo Fertitta, has died. He was 71. Frank Fertitta Jr. died earlier today following heart surgery in Los Angeles. He reportedly had been ill for some time. No official statements have been released yet by Station Casinos or UFC.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 6:54PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kang offered fight with Bisping at UFC 105
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Denis Kang has been offered a fight with Michael Bisping at UFC 105, Fighters Only has been able to confirm.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 3:23PM by Wolfenstein - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Hardy v Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 105
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
A source in Seoul tells us that the South Korean welterweight was offered the fight this week and has provisionally accepted.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 3:21PM by Wolfenstein - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Penn vs. Sanchez At 105
(insidefights.com)
Turns out Michael Bisping may not headline UFC 105 after all. According to InsideFights, a source within UFC says that BJ Penn's next UFC Lightweight Title defense against Diego Sanchez will happen at UFC 105 in November. This comes despite Penn saying he's never do a UK event again over money issues and 105 expecting to be a free TV event in the US.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 2:40PM by DCRage - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Video Post: Randy Couture Trains for Nogueira
(demandmma.com)
Check out the video below as former UFC heavyweight champion Randy "The Natural" Couture trains for his UFC 102 bout with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 2:07PM by BrutalKnockOut - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
DirecTV to Drop Versus, WEC?
(bloodyelbow.com)
Versus, formerly Outdoor Life Network, was rebranded in 2006 and is the home of the National Hockey League as well as collegiate sports from the Pac-10, Big 12, Mountain West and Ivy League conferences, the Tour de France bicycle race, Davis Cup Tennis, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), World Extreme Cage fighting (WEC), the Indy Racing League and Professional Boxing.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 1:19PM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: WEC, Miscellaneous
 
Jim Miller to face UFC newcomer Steve Lopez on UFC 103 preliminary card
(mmajunkie.com)
With Thiago Tavares recently bowing out of a UFC 103 preliminary card matchup due to an injury, Jim Miller (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will now fight UFC newcomer Steve Lopez (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to the event that both fighters have agreed to the contest, and bout agreements are expected to be distributed shortly.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 1:17PM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chuck to dance with Anna Trebunskaya
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Looking back now, it's hard to believe there was a time when we thought that continuing to fight in the UFC was the worst thing Chuck Liddell could do for his long-term health and career legacy. Then he decided to join a televised dance contest with a bunch of "celebrities" and a disgraced former congressman, and suddenly we find ourselves wishing that he'd just come back and get hit in the head over and over again instead.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 11:09AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Dana White: Shane Carwin Hates Brock Lesnar
(bloodyelbow.com)
"Brock is ready to go now and wants to fight," said White. "Carwin makes the most sense. He’s 11-0, and he’s been kicking the [expletive] out of everybody. [Gabriel] Gonzaga destroyed [Mirko] Cro Cop and he [Carwin] totally destroyed Gonzaga. Plus, he hates Brock Lesnar."
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 11:07AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Mir: Fedor Emelianenko Is Ducking Top Fighters in UFC
(mma.fanhouse.com)
When Frank Mir owned the UFC interim heavyweight title, he always made clear that he didn't believe his own belt made him the best heavyweight in the world: Mir, like most MMA observers, said that Fedor Emelianenko is the top heavyweight. But now Mir's opinion has changed. Asked on the DAM Show why he thought Fedor had chosen to fight for Strikeforce instead of the UFC, Mir echoed UFC President Dana White and others who have suggested that Fedor isn't interested in proving himself against UFC champion Brock Lesnar and the other top fighters in the UFC.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 11:05AM by emfleek - 26 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
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