August 2007 MMA News Archive - Page 4
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Operation Sauerkraut: UFC Targets Germany
When Ultimate Fighting Championship owner Lorenzo Fertitta claimed in an interview two months ago that the UFC would be in Germany by 2008, it seemed like a pipe dream given the conservative nature of the country.
Brock Lesnar To Appear at UFC 74.
I really hope Dana can get him, pound for pound Lesnar could be one of the best.
Sergei Kharitonov signs with K1, and joins Golden Glory Camp in Amsterdam.
You have probable already read that he joined Golden Glory with such fighters as Schilt and overeem, but now he signs with K1, from his website kharitonov.mmaru.de "Sergey Kharitonov signed contract with K -1 Sergey Kharitonov it signed contract with the boytsovskoy league K -1. Sergey will fight at the tournaments by the mixed style Heros, and in the future and at tournaments K -1."
Frank Mir is His Own Worst Enemy
In June 2004, Frank Mir won the UFC Heavyweight Championship by breaking Tim Sylvia’s arm. But a tragic motorcycle accident three months later kept Mir out of the game for nearly two years and led to having the title stripped.
Calm, Couture & Collected
Randy "The Natural" Couture takes on Gabriel Gonzaga Saturday night at UFC 74 with the UFC heavyweight belt on the line.
Clay Guida – Bringing the Lightning Bolts on Saturday
Clay Guida is under no illusions about what’s at stake when he steps into the Octagon at UFC 74 this Saturday night against PRIDE veteran Marcus Aurelio. But strangely enough, “The Carpenter” doesn’t feel pressure to even up his UFC record at 2-2 with a win; instead, he’s got that excited feeling that he’s just about to hit a hot streak.
Dana White: If Found Guilty, Sean Sherk Will Be Stripped of Title
If Sean Sherk’s appeal of a failed UFC 73 drug test is denied by the California State Athletic Commission, UFC President Dana White says he will strip the UFC lightweight champion of his belt.
Kid is back!
Norifumi Yamamato will be making his return against newcomer Bibiano Fernandes on the September 17th HERO'S card, which also features the middleweight Grand Prix finals. For those who have been living under a rock, the '05 MWGP champion had left MMA for a run at Olympic gold in wrestling. However an unfortunate arm break crushed his chances at making the Japanese team for a shot in Beijing.
Brock Lesnar... Shut the Hell Up!!!
I was hoping I would never have to hear about Brock Lesnar again after news surfaced that he was dealing with pro wrestling agents after the MMA bout he had with Min Soo Kim on June 2nd at the K-1 Dynamite Show. But.. Brock just couldn't help himself.
Koscheck Willing To Be the Bad Guy
There are plenty of uncertainties regarding the welterweight title elimination bout between Georges St. Pierre and Josh Koscheck at UFC 74 on Saturday at Mandalay Bay. No one can be certain whether St. Pierre's claim to be mentally over his upset title loss to Matt Serra on April 7 is correct.
Ultimate Fighting Defender
Even as he walks from the practice field on a blazing hot Wednesday afternoon, his body so soaked with sweat that his fingers are pruning up, you get the feeling there are only two places Chris Hovan would rather be.
Title seeker Gonzaga faces icon in Couture
On the night that Gabriel Gonzaga stunned the world by knocking out Mirko Cro Cop, there was at least one man who didn't have to feign surprise. He happens to be the same man who will be staring across the octagon from the No. 1 title contender this Saturday at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Grove Patiently Biding Time For Title Opportunity
Like a spider, Kendall "Da Spyder" Grove is patiently waiting for the day when he can capture championship prey in mixed martial arts.
Bennett Called "Krazy" For A Reason
Charles Bennett – call him Krazy Horse, he pleads – admits to a bit of trouble in his 27 years. But, he says innocently, a bit of trouble should not be that unexpected for a guy with crazy in his name.
Intelligently Defending : The Road to the Title Begins Again
In his first defense of the UFC Welterweight Title, Georges St. Pierre suffered a stunning defeat at the hands of Matt Serra. He will now begin his new quest for the gold on Saturday.
MMA as a Business
Kid Nate has a post over at Bloody Elbow about how MMA is progressing as a business. In it, he quotes from two different sources, but agrees with Lotfi Sariahmed of 411 Mania, who says:
“The Ultimate Fighter 6? Will Include Small Rules Change
The upcoming sixth season of Spike TV’s popular “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series debuts Sept. 19, and the show’s producers made a small change to the way fights were arranged.
Nate Mohr Scratched From UFC 76 Bout With Injury
A planned UFC 76 undercard fight between Jeremy Stephens (9-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Nate Mohr (8-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will not take place at the Sept. 22 event because of an injury suffered by Mohr during the past week.
Dana answers our questions.
You have questions for Dana White, he has answers. The outspoken president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship is rarely shy with his opinions, as he demonstrates here in the latest Yahoo! Sports reader Q & A.
Brock Lesnar vs __________ ?
A former NCAA heavyweight wrestling national champion and pro wrestling superstar, Brock Lesnar made his mixed martial arts debut in impressive fashion on June 2nd against Min Soo Kim. That fight was fulfillment of a one-fight deal with K-1. Now, the 30-year-old Lesnar wants to compete in the UFC. Read the rest @