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Mark Bocek vs. Jim Miller Likely For UFC 111
(mmajunkie.com)
Another match is about to be added to UFC 111 in New Jersey as it appears Mark Bocek and Jim Miller will meet on the card. They've agreed to the fight, paperwork pending.
Submitted Jan 9, 2010 1:16PM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hermes Franca Retires
(mmamania.com)
Former UFC & WEC veteran Hermes Franca has called it a career. He retired following a TKO loss to Eric Wisely last night in Iowa, his 4th loss in his last 5 fights. His career peaked with a UFC Lightweight Title shot at UFC 77, but he lost then was suspended 1 year for a failed steroids test. He plans to rest then focus on training students at his gym in Syracuse, NY.
Submitted Jan 9, 2010 11:48AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After initial hesitation, "Cheesesteak" Morrison ready to eat as WEC 46 nears
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Recent WEC signee Anthony "Cheesesteak" Morrison (15-7 MMA, 0-0 WEC) didn't get his nickname by accident, so you can almost imagine what he was doing when he received his call to the big leagues. "I was on my way back home from going to Max's Cheesesteaks," Morrison recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "They called me and were like, 'Are you sitting down?' I don't like surprises, so I was like, 'What's up?' They said, 'You've got an opportunity to fight Mike Brown in the WEC.'" Morrison's first answer might not be exactly what you'd expect to hear, though the response is undeniably understandable. "I said, 'I don't know,'" Morrison said. "I ain't even gonna front. I was like, 'I don't know.' "I talked to my wife, and she was kind of scared. I talked to her, and my coach talked to her, SuckerPunch Entertainment president Brian Butler talked to her. We all got on the phone, we all conversed, and here I am. I got my team behind me, and I'm here, ready to work."
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 8:16PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
Quinton Jackson sentenced today to three years probation for July ‘08 Newport Beach rampage
(mmamania.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson can breathe a little bit easier today, after an Orange County judge struck down his felony conviction of evading police for the high-speed hijinks that ensued back in July 2008 in Newport Beach. He’ll do his time via three years probation for misdemeanor reckless driving, instead.
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 7:28PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Heavyweight Herschel Walker draws Greg Nagy in mma debut
(mmajunkie.com)
We've known since November that former NFL star Herschel Walker (0-0 MMA, 0-0 SF) would make his professional MMA debut on Jan. 30 at "Strikeforce: Miami" at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. Now we know who he'll face. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to the promotion that Walker will meet two-time Rage in the Cage veteran Greg Nagy (1-1 MMA, 0-0 SF).
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 7:26PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Shinzo Machida likely to go to WEC
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Lyoto Machida’s younger brother Shinzo, a karate black belt like Lyoto, could soon be signing with the WEC, according to Brazilian MMA writer Eduardo Cruz. He left a post in the Fighters Only Forums today saying MMA manager Jorge Guimaraes, who looks after the Machidas, had mentioned the news. Guimaraes was interviewed in his home country recently and when asked about the prospect of Shinzo signing with the WEC soon had replied, “That’s a reality.” Reports today said that Shinzo is being considered for the UFC or WEC, but his 1-1 record is unlikely to earn him a UFC spot. That promotion wants developed fighters, not those that are still learning (except perhaps Kimbo Slice). The WEC could also benefit in profile terms from having the brother of the UFC light-heavyweight champion on board.
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 6:16PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 4 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Following UFC release, Houston Alexander joins star-studded Jan. 16 Tulsa card
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship officially has released light heavyweight Houston Alexander, his manager, Monte Cox, today confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Alexander, 37, suffered his fourth UFC loss in six appearances when Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson out-pointed him at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale in December. The fight drew tremendous criticism from fans due to its lack of action, but no one was more vocal in disapproval than UFC president Dana White, who promised to cut Alexander afterward. It didn't take long, though, for the Nebraskan to find another home. On Jan. 16, Alexander (9-5), who went 2-4 in the UFC, headlines 5150 Fight League's "The New Year's Revolution" at the SpiritBank Event Center in Bixby near Tulsa, Okla., against Total Combat and King of the Cage veteran Joey Beltran (9-3).
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 6:13PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Nick Catone and The Real Jersey Shore
(ufc.com)
Despite what you may see on MTV, there is no Snooki, ‘The Situation’, or ‘J-Woww’ on Nick Catone’s Jersey Shore. Yet like most of us who let curiosity get the best of us, the longtime native of Brick Township has tuned in to the cable station’s latest hit reality series, and his reaction is typical of those who actually live at the shore. “Yeah, I’ve seen it – it’s kinda stupid to me,” he laughs. “But at least people know that they’re coming down from New York and it’s not us from around here making a laugh about the Jersey Shore. But they’re giving a bad impression about it, that’s for sure.”
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 6:11PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Brock Lesnar Will Fight Again
(bloodyelbow.com)
Acccording to Lesnar's trainer, University of Minnesota assistant head wrestling coach Marty Morgan: "He will fight again. I know that it's just a matter of the public finding out when soon enough."
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 6:09PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Strikeforce negotiating with Huerta and Barnett
(mmaweekly.com)
Strikeforce officials has been very aggressive in growing their roster ever since striking a multi-year agreement in early 2009 to provide mixed martial arts events on both Showtime and CBS. And they’re not slowing down. Strikeforce has landed prized free agent Fedor Emelianenko, his stable mate Gegard Mousasi, former WWE star Bobby Lashley, NFL and Olympic veteran Herschel Walker, and most recently former Pride champion and UFC star Dan Henderson, among others. Now promotion officials are in talks with two more high profile fighters in Roger Huerta and Josh Barnett.
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 6:07PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
UFN 20 headliner Nate Diaz wants ex-training partner Tyson Griffin after Gray Maynard
(mmajunkie.com)
Gray Maynard isn't the only one with a bout hanging over his shoulder. Nate Diaz, who meets Maynard on Monday in the main event of UFC Fight Night 20 in Fairfax, Va., is already fired up for another fight when he gets done with Maynard. And while much of the buzz surrounding their fight has focused on a possible title opportunity for "The Bully," Diaz has his own hit list. "I would like to fight [Tyson Griffin] no matter what," said Diaz on a conference call promoting the Jan. 11 event. "He's a b*tch. I don't even like that guy. [Expletive] Tyson."
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 4:30PM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Quick Quote: Gray Maynard keeping it real against Nate Diaz at Fight Night 20
(mmamania.com)
"You'll never hear me talking trash or saying, 'God, this guys sucks.' I'm the type of guy that's always putting the guy I'm fighting up real high, saying, 'Oh, I don't know man, he's pretty good. I better be prepared.' That's how I keep it realistic." Undefeated UFC lightweight contender Gray Maynard talks to the Las Vegas Sun about his pending rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC Fight Night 20 this Monday (Jan. 11) from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia.
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 3:21PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dos Anjos Aiming for a Big Finish against Bradley
(ufc.com)
Christmas and New Year's Eve, two end-of-the-year holidays that people are always anxious for. The celebration and all the delicious food we have at the parties held during this period are fantastic - but how can a professional fighter enjoy this if he needs to be on a diet and go through a tough training camp for a match early the following year? To tell you the truth, I think he starves and suffers a lot, but it is better to ask a competitor in this situation. So, 'the target' is Rafael dos Anjos, the Rio de Janeiro native who returns to the Octagon on Monday at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, only 11 days into the New Year. However, he sees the positive side. Yes, it exists.
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 3:02PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Serious Side of Tom Lawlor – Well, Not Really
(ufc.com)
Tom Lawlor is one of the most serious athletes competing in the UFC today. Of course, that’s if you consider the care he takes when it comes to memorable weigh-in appearances, off the wall Octagon entrances, and deadpan one-liners. Yet something funny (pun intended) happened to Lawlor in the midst of all the antics that have made him an internet message board favorite – he turned into a serious middleweight prospect who may be a couple wins away from graduating to contender. So now, with two UFC wins in his pocket (including a 55 second submission of CB Dollaway at UFC 100 last July), and a big fight this Monday in Virginia against fellow up and comer Aaron Simpson, Lawlor isn’t seen as just a funny man anymore.
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 3:01PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former NCAA Champ and Lesnar Sparring Partner Cole Konrad has Sights on Early-2010 Debut
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Could a former two-time NCAA heavyweight champion be on the verge of crossing over to mixed martial arts? If sources are to be believed, yes. FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned that Cole Konrad, who finished first in the NCAAs in 2006 and 2007 in the 285 lbs. division and proceeded Brock Lesnar on the University of Minnesota wrestling team, is set to make his MMA debut early this year. And according to sources close to the fighter, his debut could come as soon as this month.
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 2:59PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Werdum: “I will defeat Fedor”
(tatame.com)
Fabrício Werdum’s career went up in a way that even the black belt wasn’t expecting. With a new contract with UFC, He was chosen to face the still unknown Junior “Cigano” dos Santos, but with the first round knockout loss the storm came. Renegotiating the contract, Werdum didn’t accept the new numbers and had the contract closed. Without events to fight, the black belt got down, but then the golden opportunity came. On Strikeforce, Werdum got two more victories and may be the next to have a chance against Fedor Emelianenko, biggest heavyweight of all times. “People say I can’t, but I’m training, I’m dedicating and I will defeat Fedor”, Werdum said.
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 2:56PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 19 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Breaking: Percentage of UFC Sold to Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
(bloodyelbow.com)
FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently received reports from multiple sources extremely close to the situation indicating that the UFC has recently sold a minority percentage of the company to Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the son of the former United Arab Emirates president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Sheik Tahnoon is well known throughout the grappling community as the founder of the no-gi submission Olympics, the Abu Dhabi Combat Club. Himself a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Renzo Gracie, Shiek Tahnoon has been a long time supporter and practitioner of Jiu-Jitsu.
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 2:54PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz trilogy to conclude at UFC 115 on June 12 in Vancouver
(mmamania.com)
Following their duties as coaches on the upcoming eleventh season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), UFC pioneers and longtime rivals Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz may finally see the conclusion of their fight trilogy at UFC 115 on June 12 in Vancouver, according to a report from Vancouver's own News 1130. "The Iceman" currently holds a 2-0 advantage over "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy," winning by way of KO at UFC 47 in April 2004 and then by TKO at UFC 66 in Dec. 2006. Liddell (21-7) hasn't competed since a technical knockout loss to Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 97: "Redemption" from the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, back in April 2009. In fact, since his last stoppage over Ortiz, he's only had one victory in five attempts, a gritty unanimous decision win over Wanderlei Silva at UFC 79 in Dec. 2007.
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 2:50PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Despite Strikeforce teases, Roger Huerta unlikely to sign anywhere until November
(mmajunkie.com)
Free agent lightweight Roger Huerta (20-3-1) hasn't found a home just yet. Despite revealing to the world via Twitter that his manager was in talks with Strikeforce, Huerta has not yet signed on with the California-based organization. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed with Strikeforce director of communications Mike Afromowitz that Huerta did meet with the promotion, but an offer was not made to "El Matador."
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 2:48PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Aaron Simpson on UFC Fight Night 20 foe: "I don't plan on being friends with him"
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC middleweight contender Aaron Simpson (6-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) gets it. Success in the UFC means not only winning, but also participating in memorable fights. But as Simpson prepares to face the enigmatic Tom Lawlor (6-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at Monday's UFC Fight Night 20, "A-Train" told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) he'll leave the wild antics to his opponent. Simpson wants to prove memorable during his time in the cage.
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 2:46PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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