Rocketing To The Top. Gabriel Gonzaga
It’s been a real roller coaster for Ludlow’s Gabriel Gonzaga since he exploded onto the mixed martial arts scene with his devastating knockout of Mirko Cro Cop in April in Manchester, England. Since then, Ludlow has earned a heavyweight title shot with Randy Couture (Saturday, Aug. 25) and has quickly gained recognition as one of the sport’s most exciting, up-and-coming talents.
Huerta Ready For War
Roger Huerta, now 4-0 in the UFC, will make his return to the Octagon on August 25th when he takes on Alberto Gonzalez Crane. He stopped by MMAWeekly Radio recently to talk about the fight and his career of late.
GOULET: "HE IS QUICK, BUT IT WON'T BE ENOUGH TO BEAT ME THAT NIGHT!"
Fighthype.com recently caught up with MMA veteran Jonathan "The Road Warrior" Goulet to discuss his September 19th fight against Mike Swick. Goulet shares his thoughts on Swick as a fighter, the 170 pound division in general, as well as his excitement to be back in the UFC.
JON FITCH: "I THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE THE FIGHT OF THE NIGHT!"
FightHype.com recently caught up with rising UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch to discuss his upcoming clash with Diego Sanchez at UFC 76. Check out his thoughts on Sanchez and don't miss what he had to say about his training as he talks about how his teammates, Mike Swick and Josh Koscheck, are looking as they prepare for their own fights.
LIDDELL: "I FEEL LIKE IF I HIT YOU MORE TIMES THAN YOU HIT ME, I'M GOING TO WIN BECAUSE I HIT HARDER!"
FightHype.com recently caught up with former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell to talk about his training for his upcoming clash with Keith Jardine at UFC 76 on September 22nd at The Honda Center in Anaheim California. You don't want to miss what he had to say about Jardine, Wanderlei Silva, Quinton Jackson, Shogun Rua and much more.
30 Days of Awesome
Boy oh boy. After nearly two months of starvation, the MMA buffet is apparently open for business again, starting next week. Let’s take a look at what we’ve got:
Kevin Iole Talks Out of His Butt
Kevin Iole has burst onto the MMA scene in 2007 as the UFC appointed “mass media” MMA guru. Iole nowadays makes appearances on pretty much every UFC Pay-Per-View hype show on SpikeTV and on their UFC: All Access shows.
Rush To Judgement (Article on GSP)
Georges St. Pierre was talking a lot, but answers were hard to find. He promised "a brand new, better version" of himself when he takes on Josh Koscheck at UFC 74 on Aug. 25, but one gets the impression his thoughts keep drifting back to April 7.
Testing GSP's Mental Game
When Canadian scrapper Georges St. Pierre steps into the Octagon next Saturday, he hopes to not only lay a beating on an up-and-coming welterweight — he hopes to put to rest the lingering questions over his mental strength.
Cro Cop strikes back….
In the aftermath of Mirko Cro Cop’s devestating KO loss to Gabriel Gonzaga there was a great deal of speculation about the way the Croatian striking specialist prepared for the bout.
Rumour: Fedor Emelianenko to Sign with Hero's
Rumous have been flying around the internet that Fedor Emelianenko has signed a contract for five fights with the Hero's organisation in Japan, worth an estimated $5,000,000 ($1,000,000 per fight).
Such a signing is indeed possible for Hero's, which is backed by the mighty K-1 organisation - the Worlds largest Mixed Martial Arts events organisers - yes bigger even than the UFC. K-1 typically get 40,000 - 50,000 live spectators at their largest events in Japan, and their events are screened live on terrestrial television to millions of loyal Japanese fans.