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Page 996 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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The UFC May Have Finally Convinced Don Frye to Buy a Pay-Per-View
(cagepotato.com)
"This might be the first UFC I buy and actually watch in about 10 years, you know?" Frye said. "These two guys, it's going to be one hell of a barnburner. They’re going to show these new guys how to fight." "You don't come (to fighting) to quote movies or thank your sponsors," Frye said."You don't come to have your fingernails or your toenails painted. Goddamn, you come to fight, not to be a fairy. Fight, that's what these two old boys are going to do."
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 10:44PM by RhythmAndStyle - 15 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Slugfest Alert: Baroni vs. Davis Reported for UFC 111
(cagepotato.com)
What do you do when you have two guys who can't win big fights but who always put on entertaining matches? Throw 'em in a cage together and hope for a Fight of the Night, obviously. According to MMA Mania, Phil Baroni and Marcus Davis have verbally agreed to whip the New Jersey crowd into a frenzy at UFC 111 (March 27th, Newark), supporting a card that will feature Georges St. Pierre vs. Dan Hardy and (hopefully) Frank Mir vs. Shane Carwin.
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 10:41PM by RhythmAndStyle - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Showtime Says SF Challengers 6 On For 1/22, SF Says It's Off
(mmajunkie.com)
So who's right? In this case, Strikeforce. Despite recent rumors of a Jan. 22 date–and an official mention of the card on this past Saturday's "Evolution" broadcast–Strikeforce will not be hosting a "Challengers Series" event prior to its Jan. 30 "Strikeforce: Miami" event. SF's Mike Afromowitz confirmed today the 1/22 date was simply "under consideration" and SF will now focus all it's efforts on the 1/30 card to air on Showtime.
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 8:52PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Scott Smith wants Dan Henderson next; Joe Lauzon would absolutely fight his brother
(fightclubhouse.com)
Scott Smith talks about his fight with Cung Le and his future in StrikeForce. Joe Lauzon talks about fighters who refuse to fight each other because they train together. Says he would absolutely agree to a fight with his brother.
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 7:35PM by BDON911 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
 
The Coming Asian MMA "Revolution"
(bloodyelbow.com)
The more any culture or nationality opens up to MMA, the better it will be for the sport. While Japan has not only been open, but also a pioneer in MMA, many other Asian countries have yet to embrace in the sport. There is limited participants from China, Korea's home market has slightly stagnated and while Thailand is faithful to their form of boxing, they aren't about to make Bangkok an Asian MMA capital any time soon. However, if some of the powers that be in broadcasting have their way, that could all be changing:
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 4:32PM by jae_1833 - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Former Champion Evans Starts Comebck Trail Against Silva
(tsn.ca)
Like training partner Georges St-Pierre before him, Rashad Evans has learned firsthand the difference between winning a title and keeping it. It's a painful lesson. But one that St-Pierre has used to make himself a better mixed martial arts fighter. Some seven months after losing the UFC light-heavyweight championship to Lyoto Machida in his first title defence at UFC 98, Evans returns to the cage at UFC 108 looking to prove that, having picked himself off the floor, he is a better man for it.
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 3:26PM by Gogoplatapus - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Vet Harold Howard Arrested in Niagara Falls, Ontario
(mmacanada.net)
St Catherine Standard - Police say a 51-year-old assault suspect deliberately crashed his pickup truck through the front entrance of Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, ending a pursuit through Niagara Falls city streets early Tuesday morning. Niagara Regional Police say the male had been involved in a dispute at a residence in Niagara Falls in which a male and a female were assaulted with a weapon before he sped off in his vehicle. The male then attended another residence in the north end of Niagara Falls where he collided with a vehicle in the driveway. The male then fled that residence in his vehicle.
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 2:16PM by Gogoplatapus - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
StrikeForce Signing An Easy Choice For Lashely
(mmaweekly.com)
“I met Scott Coker a while back and I’ve just been watching Strikeforce. They have a lot of good things going on,” commented Lashley about inking the deal with San Jose, Calif.-based fight promotion.“There were a lot of other organizations that were kind of throwing their bid in the hat, but the opportunity was here. And to be honest with you, the best fighter in the world right now is at heavyweight and he is with Strikeforce,” added the 33-year-old. “Why not come here? If you want to consider yourself the best fighter in the world, why not come to Strikeforce?”
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 2:14PM by RhythmAndStyle - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Thomson Tips Hat To Melendez,Calls UFC Out
(mmaweekly.com)
“When was the last time you seen a UFC fight card put together like this?” he said. “When was the last time you saw UFC fighters lay it on the line like we did tonight, and when was the last time you seen a main event like you did tonight? I haven’t seen one of those in a while from the UFC. So, I think we delivered.”
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 2:11PM by RhythmAndStyle - 16 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Aoki vs. Hirota, Kawajiri vs. Yokota added to "Dynamite!! 2009" on Dec. 31
(mmajunkie.com)
* Masato vs. Andy Souwer (K-1) * Satoshi Ishii vs. Hidehiko Yoshida (MMA) * Shinya Aoki vs. Mizuto Hirota (MMA) * Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kazunori Yokota (MMA) * Masanori Kanehara vs. Norofumi "Kid" Yamamoto (MMA) * Akihiro Gono vs. Hayato "Mach" Sakurai (MMA) * Hiroshi Izumi vs. Katsuyori Shibata (MMA) * Marlon Sandro vs. Hideo Tokoro (MMA) * Michihiro Omigawa vs. Hiroyuki Takaya (MMA) * Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Alistair Overeem (MMA) * Yosuke Nishijima vs. Ray Sefo (K-1) * Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (MMA/"Super Hulk" finale) * Hiroya vs. Japan Masaaki Noiri (K-1 KOSHIEN semifinal) * Katsuki Ishida vs. Shota Shimada (K-1 KOSHIEN semifinal) * Tsukasa Fuji vs. Ryuya Kusakabe (K-1 KOSHIEN semifinal reserve)
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 2:09PM by RhythmAndStyle - 6 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
Rich Franklin's wife, Beth Franklin, graces the pages of Men's Fitness
(fightclubhouse.com)
Beth Franklin, wife of Rich Franklin, does a pictorial for Men's Fitness magazine, and answers questions on what it's like to be the wife of a fighter, among other things. Check it out!
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 1:55PM by BrutalKnockOut - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
WEC 45 Medical Suspensions
(boxing.nv.gov)
The NSAC has posted the official WEC 45 results on it's website, which also reveal the medical suspensions coming out of the event.
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 1:29PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Silver Star inks Bruce Buffer as brand ambassador
(mmajunkie.com)
Silver Star clothing has quickly become one of the more prominent brands in mixed martial arts with a growing collection of "Signature Series" T-shirts worn by several fighters in recent UFC events. Rashad Evans, Rich Franklin, Forrest Griffin, Clay Guida, Jon Jones, Lyoto Machida, Anderson Silva, Thiago Silva and Frank Trigg have all been sponsored by the company and granted a signature "Walkout" design. Now the company turns its attention to another prominent UFC employee: "veteran voice of the octagon" Bruce Buffer.
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 11:59AM by karn501 - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC 111: Phil Baroni vs Marcus Davis likely for March 27
(mmamania.com)
Hard-hitting (and crowd-pleasing) welterweights, Marcus Davis and Phil Baroni, have verbally agreed to throw leather at UFC 111 from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on March 27, 2010. The promotion has made no official announcements about the 170-pound match up or the actual pay-per-view (PPV) event at this time; however, that's expected to change very soon. More on this breaking news in a bit. UFC 111 is expected to feature a 170-pound title defense by promotion superstar Georges St. Pierre as "Rush" answers the call of British striker Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy. Heavyweights Frank Mir and Shane Carwin are also expected to collide in an interim title match while Brock Lesnar recovers from recent surgery.
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 11:10AM by SmileR - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Hughes Predicts the Demise of Strikeforce
(cagepotato.com)
Hughes makes vague reference to Showtime’s interference in the process, and seems to believe that this will be Strikeforce’s undoing, sooner rather than later. Wrote Hughes: Last week I was in California with Robbie, Pena, and Foster, hoping they would find a replacement so Robbie could fight. It didn’t happen and I guess I’m just spoiled being with the UFC. From what I understand, Showtime really likes to stick their nose in Strikeforce’s business and because of that I don’t think that Strikeforce will be around for much longer; but enough with that.
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 11:07AM by SmileR - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
 
(Scott) Smith Proves Again That He Is MMA's Rocky Balboa
(mmaweekly.com)
Following yet another incredible come from behind win, Scott Smith may soon have to begin every walk to the cage with the theme song from "Rocky." The California based fighter has a tendency to hang around in every fight he's in and then at the crucial moment pull out a stunning victory. The latest conquest for Smith was a third round knockout of former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le, who was getting the better of the fight for two-plus rounds, but when the window opened for Smith to explode he did just that. Realizing he was down in the fight, Smith knew the third round was the key. That's when he finally implemented his trainers' game plan and then unloaded the shot heard all over San Jose.
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 9:56AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Melvin Manhoef vs. Kazuo Misaki set for “Dynamite!! 2009?
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Feared Dutch Knockout specialist Melvin Manhoef is all set to do battle with none other than the “Grabaka Hitman” Kazuo Misaki at the year end DREAM and Sengoku promoted event, “Dynamite!! 2009“. FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently received confirmation of the match-up through sources close to one of the fighters.
Submitted Dec 21, 2009 7:18PM by jae_1833 - 15 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
Hayato Sakurai comments on Akihiro Gono's cerebral fighting style
(mmamania.com)
To be honest, since Gono is my friend, my spirit sank a little when the fight card was announced. But we are professionals and this is a fight that the fans want to see, so I will give my best. No one wants to see a lukewarm fight between friends, right? Instead, we will have a murderous battle for fifteen minutes... yes that's what we want to do... we will (laughs). Gono is really talented. When he fought in Shooto, he had yet to discover his style so he struggled in some of the fights. Once he started coming into his own, however, he was amazing in PRIDE. He is a very cerebral fighter. Seriously, if I were not fighting him this time, I had been thinking about training with him to absorb the techniques of the master strategist. I can't cut myself any slack since he is craftier than I am.
Submitted Dec 21, 2009 3:36PM by RhythmAndStyle - 4 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
WEC 45 Fighter Payouts
(mmajunkie.com)
The NSAC has released the official fighter payouts from WEC 45. The total disclosed payouts were $162,000 with the biggest share-$25,000-going to Joseph Benavidez.
Submitted Dec 21, 2009 2:42PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
"Strikeforce: Evolution" salaries: Cung Le tops fighter pay with $150K, "King Mo" fined
(mmajunkie.com)
Other top earners from the Showtime-televised event included main-card winner Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza ($65,000), Smith ($55,000), Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez ($55,000) and Matt Lindland ($50,000). Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal, who also competed on the main card and make his promotional debut, earned $20,000, half which came in the form of a win bonus. However, CSAC officials said the fighter was fined 10 percent of his purse for an issue with his sponsor. (Lawal splashed the cage with Rockstar Energy Drink after his win.)
Submitted Dec 21, 2009 1:59PM by jae_1833 - 8 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
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