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April 2009 MMA News Archive - Page 7

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Mauricio “Shogun” Rua Wants a Rematch with Forrest Griffin
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, coming off a first round knockout of former light heavyweight kingpin Chuck Liddell, has an opponent in mind for his next fight. In an interview he did with the Brazilian website Tatame, Rua said that although no opponents have been offered he would like to fight Forrest Griffin again.
Submitted Apr 21, 2009 1:53AM by MMAcca - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Spider camp calls Silva greasing allegations ‘Ridiculous’
(mmamania.com)
“How much Vaseline can they put on someone’s eyebrows that’s going to make a difference? Where’s he going to wipe it? If he wasn’t wiping it on his shorts, where would he wipe it? It wasn’t like he was rubbing it in. He just took it off. We didn’t put it on. It was [the cutman] that put it on.”
Submitted Apr 21, 2009 1:46AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
BABALU OUT OF JUNE 6 FIGHT, FEIJAO STILL ON CARD
(mmaweekly.com)
The light heavyweight title fight scheduled for the Strikeforce card on June 6 has been postponed as the champion, Renato "Babalu" Sobral, has been forced out of the bout with the due date of his child being born falling too close to the fight. His opponent, Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante will remain on the card against an as of yet unnamed opponent.
Submitted Apr 21, 2009 12:25AM by mentalcase - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Dana White bullish on Anderson Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre in Toronto
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre needs to get by Thiago Alves at UFC 100, and middleweight champion Anderson Silva needs at least another win (likely at light heavyweight). Additionally, the city would actually need to first regulate the sport of mixed martial arts, something the UFC is optimistic will happen by early 2010. But UFC President Dana White is bullish on the possibility of a St. Pierre vs. Silva mega-fight taking place in Toronto sometime soon.
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 2:48PM by babytater03 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Evans "I felt so bad for him" (Chuck Liddell)
(fighthype.com)
“There were no changes. I knew that before the fight because an inside source told me that it was just a front. It’s too late for him. His reactions and ability to take punishment is gone and you could never get that back.” He deteriorated so fast, it’s not even funny. Just a season ago he was on his way back after his win over Wandy and now, it’s over. You have to wonder if he is on the border of a medical problem.”
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 2:48PM by Wolfenstein - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Spiders and Outsiders
(sherdog.com)
by Jordan Breen (jbreen@sherdog.com) 17092 Anderson Silva fascinates me. He fascinates me now more than ever. Since his metamorphosis into the human weapon in 2005, Silva has been largely a counterstriker whose penchant for brutality is only coaxed out through fighters who attempt to draw first blood, such as Chris Leben, Rich Franklin, Travis Lutter and so on. At this point, Silva's reputation is almost cancerous. Fighters are too hesitant to engage him without the most meticulous planning of every single body movement, which results in long periods of nothingness in the cage. So, if I have a logical explanation for Silva’s last two throne defenses, why do I have a sense of wonder about Silva that hadn't existed for the better part of a decade I’ve been watching him? It isn't just his sudden turn from beloved MMA hero to enigmatic public enemy. It is the fact that this unfortunate transformation has coincided with his Roy Jones Jr. obsession. Never mind the fact that Silva is obsessed with boxing a fighter who, however faded, is still a serious pugilist -- a fact that can't be trivialized (ask celebrated striker K.J. Noons, who was handled in a recent six-round boxing match against anonymous competition). Silva's fixation on Jones is an anachronism: Jones is nearly seven years past his prime, not a great draw outside of his faithful Floridian fans and the boxing world generally wants the former pound-for-pound king to bow out rather than embarrass himself by fighting onward. Silva's angling for Jones is clearly not based on prestige, unless Silva is akin to Hiroo Onoda in his avoidance of boxing news over the last six years. Given Silva's opportunity to feasibly wipe out every serious challenger at middleweight, and take on challenges at 205 pounds, I find his desire to fight Jones truly fascinating. I don't find it fascinating for the potential fight itself, where I would expect Silva to be simply and soundly outboxed, out of his depth in the vastly different waters of the sweet science. It engrosses me partially because I can't rationalize it: With prestige not part of the equation, what is it about RJJ that is so magnetic and enchanting for Silva? That question has led me to fixate on the parallels between the two fighters and has left me wondering if Silva sees Jones as more of an idol than an opponent. The similarities between their careers are arresting. Since Silva's reemergence following the Chonan debacle, his lone loss was a maligned disqualification to Yushin Okami for an illegal upkick. During Jones' rapid climb to pound-for-pound preeminence, his only loss came at the hands of Montell Griffin, a bout in which he was disqualified for indiscreetly hitting Griffin after having knocked him down.
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 1:24PM by ncordless - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Eric Schafer vs Tomasz Drwal for TUF 9 Finale
(mmafrenzy.com)
Light heavyweights Eric Schafer and Tomasz Drawl have signed contracts to fight at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale on June 20th in Las Vegas. MMAFrenzy.com learned of the 205-pound matchup on Sunday from a source close to one of the fighters.
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 1:03PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Team England set to make its M-1 Challenge debut against Team Japan on April 29
(mmamania.com)
England is considered one of the top regions in the world when it comes to the increasing popularity of the sport of mixed martial arts. However, a contingent of British fighters was noticeably absent from last year’s M-1 Challenge (www.M-1Global.com), an team-based International competition featuring 16 teams from all over the globe competing for the right to be world champions. But on Wednesday, April 29 at Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan, Team England will make its much anticipated debut during the 2009 “M-1 Challenge presented by Affliction.”
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 12:59PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
 
Despite Recent Losses, UFC Not Likely To Cut MacDonald
(mmajunkie.com)
Normally a stretch like 3 losses in your last 4 fights gets you cut from UFC. But Jason MacDonald, who is in such a stretch after losing ot Nate Quarry at UFC 97, may be spared Das Boot. Dana White said good things about MacDonald after the event, which suggest he'll probably stick around a bit longer despite this stretch and only being 5-5 in UFC.
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 11:39AM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Crazy Fans Should Not Overlook Thiago Alves
(mmamania.com)
Yes "you crazy GSP & Canadian fans", Dana White is talking to you. He's telling them not to overlook GSP's next challenger-Thiago Alves-and that GSP can't start thinking Anderson Silva fight until he beats Alves.
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 10:32AM by DCRage - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lost in translation
(fightlinker.com)
During the UFC 97 post-event confusion there was a lot of apologizing going on, specifically from Dana White to everyone and Anderson Silva to Dana White. But it turns out that Silva wasn’t as apologetic as his manager Ed Soares translated him to be. Here’s what Anderson apparently said in Portuguese: Contrary to his manager Ed Soares’ translation after the fight, Silva did not apologize for his performance.

“I did well in the fight,” said Silva in Portuguese. “I can’t always make you happy.” Silva continued his condemnation of Montreal’s vocal MMA fans. “Not everyone understands what they are watching,” Silva said. “But hey, you guys can boo if you want. You are paying my salary.”
And here is how Ed Soares relayed that sentiment:

“It’s unfortunate that things sometimes turn out that way, but when you’re not in here, it’s hard to tell what going on sometimes,” said Silva. “Sorry.”
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 9:57AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
White apologizes for Silva, still believes "The Spider" is world's best
(mmajunkie.com)
The Bell Centre crowd let UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (24-4 MMA, 9-0 UFC) know what it thought of his performance in his UFC 97 main-event victory over Thales Leites (14-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) with a chorus of boos and obscenities. UFC President Dana White let the champion know how he felt in the evening's post-event press conference. "I personally apologize for what happened tonight," White said. "You guys know this is not what the UFC was built on. This is not the way fights usually go." When pressed as to whether the blame for the 25-minute snoozer lied with Silva or his opponent, White declined to speculate. "I'm personally unhappy with the whole fight," White said. "I did not like the fight at all, period, on either side."
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 8:34AM by MMAcca - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ed Herman saved career with UFC 97 win; David Loiseau's future uncertain
(mmajunkie.com)
Veteran UFC fighter Ed Herman, who entered the UFC after emerging as the middleweight runner-up on "The Ultimate Fighter 3," likely saved his UFC career with a win over David Loiseau at Saturday's UFC 97 event. Herman topped Loiseau, who returned to the UFC for the first time in two-and-a-half years, with a dominant unanimous-decision victory. According to UFC President Dana White, Herman would have likely been released from the organization with a loss.
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 8:33AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Catone Vs Munoz @ UFC 102
(mmaweekly.com)
As UFC 102 continues to fill up, a middleweight bout has been added as New Jersey fighter, Nick Catone, returns to action to face former NCAA champion wrestler, Mark Munoz, in an undercard match-up. The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Sunday by sources close to the fight.
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 8:26AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Chuck Liddell is retired
(mmajunkie.com)
MONTREAL – One of the most storied careers in mixed martial arts has come to a close. According to UFC President Dana White, longtime UFC fighter Chuck Liddell, who suffered a first-round TKO loss to Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in the co-main event of Saturday's UFC 97 event, is retired from fighting. "He's a huge superstar, and we could still sell lots of tickets (with Liddell)," White said. "But I don't care about that. I care about him. I care about his health, and it's over, man. It's over."
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 7:40AM by mentalcase - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rafael Cordeiro Leaves Chute Boxe
(mmaweekly.com)
After more than 20 years of work at Chute Boxe, one of the most recognized MMA coaches from Brazil, Rafael Cordeiro, announced that he is no longer part of Chute Boxe gym. The Chute Boxe style remains, but the separation from Chute Boxe is clearly in place. Cordeiro wasn't overly specific as to the why. The end result, however, was a new opportunity for the vaunted MMA pioneer.
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 6:40AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
 
"Mayhem" makes quick work of Hose at Kingdom MMA's debut event
(mmajunkie.com)
In his first fight since returning from an apparent faux-retirement, Jason "Mayhem" Miller (22-6) cruised to a first-round submission win over Hawaiian brawler Kala "Kolohe" Hose (7-3) on Saturday night.
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 4:16AM by mentalcase - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dana White vlog 4/18 part 1
(demandmma.com)
Submitted Apr 20, 2009 2:39AM by BDON911 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hitomi Akano and Josh Barnett talk “Cyborg”
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

PDG: Megumi Fujii stated that: “After the ref stopped the fight, Cyborg didn't come over to check on Akano.” Was that more disrespectful or the fact that she showed up to weigh-ins 7 pounds over more disrespectful? Akano: From the moment she missed the weight, I expected NOTHING from Cyborg.
Submitted Apr 19, 2009 11:05PM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Interviews, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
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