August 2007 MMA News Archive - Page 7
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Brandon Vera Signs New Six-Fight Deal
UFC heavyweight Brandon Vera (8-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC), who will soon return to the organization after sitting out nearly a year due to issues with his former manager, has signed a new six-fight deal with the UFC.
Mohegan Sun Wants In On Athletic Commission Foolishness
Without athletic commissions, I’d barely have anything to write about. So I’m very happy to welcome the Mohegan Sun Athletic Commission to the list of commissions to watch when it comes to "messing stuff up" and causing drama.
Totally Tough Third-Grader
Dakotah Kirk isn’t scared of anything. At 8 years old and 60 pounds, he is a force to be reckoned with
Fear Not: Bennett-Valenzuela Will Be Intense
Unpredictability is what separates Charles Bennett from other mixed martial arts fighters. One minute he's easygoing, the next he's ready to take a guy out with one punch.
Silva Re-entering the UFC Octagon
UFC added to its arsenal as it signed one of the most talented and feared strikers in all of mixed martial arts in Brazilian Wanderlei Silva late Friday.
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.
Italian Pride: UFCmania exclusive interview with Alessio Sakara
Alessio Sakara is no stranger to the Octagon. Yet for a fighter with five UFC fights under his belt, many fans don’t see him as one of the sport’s elite.
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. http://www.fighthype.com/pages/content587.html?PHPSESSID=0a9b463537863ca78e19cc2ad108e77d
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. http://www.fighthype.com/pages/content631.html?PHPSESSID=0a9b463537863ca78e19cc2ad108e77d
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. http://www.fighthype.com/pages/content657.html?PHPSESSID=0a9b463537863ca78e19cc2ad108e77d
UFC conference call, w/ White, Koscheck, St. Pierre, Gonzaga and Couture
From : The UFC had a media conference call yesterday [16th August] and here are the compiled notes.
Convention Center Sees Money in Fights
It wasn't that long ago that towns and states, frightened of the notoriety and unwilling to give the business a chance, quickly would pass laws against "Toughman"-style fighting events.
Jesus Could be One Upping MMA Mogul Calvin Ayre
Calvin Ayre and his Bodog MMA organization may be in for one helluva fight. That's because the uber rich pretty boy who graced the 2006 cover of Forbes Billionaire issue has finally met his match.
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.