August 2007 MMA News Archive - Page 2
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UFC has cut Babalu's contract
According to the UFC 75 conference call, Dana White has confirmed that Babalu's contract with the UFC has been cut.
D-Day coming for FEDOR ?
Visiting the U.S. in hopes of finding a "final solution" regarding the fighting home of heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko (Pictures), the Russian's management team, which includes Vadim Finkelstein and Apy Echteld, are scheduled to meet with UFC officials Thursday in Las Vegas to discuss a deal that would bring the PRIDE champion ... I think he will sign with the UFC in a week
Wohoo no ROIDS
Everyone in UFC past their drug tests in what seems like forever! Good job fighters. (I know it hasn't been that long but it has been nuts recently)
Hughes leaving MFS
Matt Hughes to Start Fight Team; Robbie Lawler and Corey Hill on Board Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes is starting his own fight team and will soon open a 13,5000-square-foot gym in Granite City, Ill. However, despite a flood of rumors, Hughes' supposed departure from his longtime home with Pat Miletich Fighting Systems was on completely amicable terms.
Ryo Chonan to ufc in October
ufcdaily.com says that chonan will be coming to the ufc in october dont know how reliable of a source that is but i hope its true.
Best damn Hendo
Video of Henderson on best damn sports show period talking UFC 75. Can't wait for this fight. Best of luck to Dan I hope he wins. What in the hell was the thing at the end??????? Dumbasses Sorry I couldn't find direct link but it's right there. Just scroll down and first video in the best damn stuff.
Looks like Monson is a pro steroid user for sports.
Pulver to fight on November 3rd
After pulling out of his WEC debut with a knee injury Jens Pulver is rumored to be fighting Cub Swanson in November
The Readers Get Randy
The inbox was overflowing this week with reaction to Randy Couture's successful UFC heavyweight title defense against Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 74 on Saturday at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Randy Couture's Victory Bolsters UFC Heavyweights
Randy Couture never has been one to back down from a challenge. It was last November when he decided to end a yearlong retirement to return to the octagon.
MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, August 29. This system ranks the top ten MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the six largest weight classes, as voted on by MMAWeekly.
How To Handle Lesnar's UFC Introduction
With the signing of Brock Lesnar imminent, UFC President Dana White faces an interesting dilemma. Should he fast-track an inexperienced — albeit well-known — heavyweight competitor from his days in World Wrestling Entertainment toward a marquee UFC debut?
One -on- One With Din Thomas
Din Thomas, a prized student at American Top Team based out of Port St. Lucie, Florida, has rolled off three consecutive wins in UFC matches after his fairly successful stint on The Ultimate Fighter Season 4 in 2006. Thomas has been able to parlay his recent success into a main event fight against Kenny Florian on Spike TV’s Ultimate Fight Night 11 on September 19.
Arlovski’s Next Fight On Hold Pending Contract Negotiations
said According to Steve Seivert of Brawl Sports former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski may not be fighting anytime soon due to ongoing contract negotiations with the UFC.
Brazilian, Silva, Confident Heading Into Rematch
Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight title holder Anderson Silva recently took time from his training in Brazil to answer an e-mail Q&A from The Enquirer's Tim Curtis about his bout with Cincinnati native Rich Franklin at U.S. Bank Arena Oct. 20.:
Spike TV Launches “The Ultimate Fighter 6? Website
Spike TV today launched the official website for “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra,” the sixth installment of the channel’s popular UFC reality series.
NSAC Extends Joe Stevenson’s Medical Suspension
Stevenson, who scored a unanimous-decision victory in the televised contest, originally thought he suffered a broken jaw in the bout. However, after a trip to the hospital, Stevenson learned he instead had a broken nose. “The Ultimate Fighter 2” winner, who has since emerged as a top UFC lightweight contender, was originally suspended until Sept. 25 with no contact until Sept. 16 for precautionary reasons after a post-fight examination. However, after getting a report from the hospital, the NSAC now requires Stevenson to have his broken nose cleared by a ear-nose-and-throat (ENT) doctor. Otherwise, his suspension runs until Feb. 22. If cleared, Stevenson can compete no sooner that Sept. 25, and no contact is allowed until Sept. 16.
News from Mr. Dana White
In a little less than two weeks, the UFC is preparing a new spectacle, this time on European soil, in London. The central fight will be between Rampage Jackson and Dan Henderson for the semi-heavyweight category belt. But, for us, the much more interesting fight will be that between Croatia’s Mirko Filipovic and France’s Cheick Kong. For first fight after Mirko’s defeat in April
Barnett call out Couture, Calls him "Paper Champ"
Josh Barnett released a myspace blog saying that since the UFC heavyweight belt was never taken from him he is the real champ, and that Randy is just a "paper champ." I would love to see Randy and Barney go at it.
UFC 74 Medical Suspensions
The medical suspensions from UFC 74 have been announced by the NSAC. Always an interesting read, especially when you can find these actual documents; This is just medical suspensions so nothing is mentioned about potential punishment against Sobral. Also no suspensions against Couture despite the broken arm.