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August 2012 MMA News Archive - Page 6

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Vitor Belfort joins the Blackzilians
(fightline.com)
Former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem posted a picture on Twitter Friday night of his dinner partner. That person was none other than Vitor Belfort, who appears to be joining the ranks of the Blackzilians with Overeem. "Diner with my new Blackzilian teammate and old-Idol Vitor Belfort," Overeem wrote. "Welcome Vitor!"
Submitted Aug 18, 2012 11:40AM by Shawn91111 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Legacy FC 13 results: Derrick Lewis knocks out Jared Rosholt, claims heavyweight title
(mmajunkie.com)
Heavyweight prospect Jared Rosholt (4-1) is undefeated no longer. "The Big Show" was knocked cold in the second round by Derrick "The Black beast" Lewis (8-2), who claimed the vacant Legacy Fighting Championship heavyweight title in the process. Derrick Lewis def. Jared Rosholt via knockout (punches) - Round 2, 4:49 to claim vacant heavyweight title Sean Spencer def. Evan Cutts by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Chris Tickle def. Douglas Frey via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 1:03 Clayton Robinson def. Donnie Bell via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Steven Peterson def. Matt Hobar via TKO (injury) - Round 1, 4:04 Hayward Charles def. Russell Brewer via submission (armbar) Round 1, 0:56 Ryan Benoit def. Randy Villareal via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 1:35
Submitted Aug 18, 2012 2:06AM by lohmann - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jon Jones doesn't want Machida rematch
(espn.go.com)
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones told ESPN.com on Friday that he does not want to have a rematch with Lyoto Machida. "I don't want to fight Lyoto Machida," Jones said. "He was my lowest pay-per-view draw of last year. "No one wants to see me fight Lyoto Machida. I don't want to fight Lyoto again. Lyoto is high risk and low reward. "He's a tough fighter, but no one wants to buy that fight. "Between (Mauricio) Shogun (Rua), (Quinton) Rampage (Jackson) and Rashad (Evans), Lyoto was my lowest draw. Why would I want to fight someone where it's a lose-lose situation? "I won't make money on it. And he's a tricky fighter." When asked if he will agree to fight Machida again if asked by UFC officials to do so, Jones was noncommittal. "I don't even know," Jones said. "I don't know how to answer that right now."
Submitted Aug 18, 2012 1:36AM by lohmann - 56 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ian McCall arrested, released, on old warrant
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC flyweight contender and beloved UGer Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall has made no secret of his previous drug addicition, its attendant brushes with the law, and the role MMA has played in bringing him into sobriety and success. Unfortunately, an unresolved incident from the past caught up with him. Undercover Laguna Beach detectives and DEA agents were in Irvine this past Tuesday morning working on an investigation when they observed a man they recognized. A warrant check revealed that he was wanted. Ian Gregory McCall, 28, Irvine was arrested without incident for two Harbor Court warrants for possession of narcotic paraphernalia, possession of prescription meds without a valid prescription, and driving on a suspended license. The warrants had a total bail of $16,500. Police said the investigation there is ongoing and said only that McCall’s residence is within the area they were watching.
Submitted Aug 17, 2012 10:10PM by Gogoplatapus - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Heavyweight Jared Rosholt on 'ibuprofen diet' ahead of Legacy FC 13 title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
It ain't easy being a big man in a world of smaller guys. Just ask undefeated prospect Jared Rosholt, who said an "ibuprofen diet" is a requirement during training, when he does everything his smaller and more agile Team Takedown teammates do. Admittedly, though, he pays the price for it, and the grueling workouts take a toll.
Submitted Aug 17, 2012 9:57PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Strikeforce's Tarec Saffiedine feeds off Team Quest's energy for Roger Bowling fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Tarec Saffiedine has a big fight coming up, but it isn't the biggest one on the radar screen for Team Quest. That honor belongs to Dan Henderson, who fights Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title in two weeks. But Saffiedine, a Henderson teammate and frequent training partner, is feeding off the positive vibes running through the Temecula, Calif.-based fight team. Saffiedine fights Roger Bowling on Saturday at "Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman," and he hopes a convincing win might turn into a title shot of his own.
Submitted Aug 17, 2012 9:53PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Phil Baldacci fighting to aid recovery of Team Alpha Male's Devin Johnson
(mmajunkie.com)
When the body has nothing more to offer, the spirit still fights. At its peak form, that is what MMA and combat sports offer spectators: the illustration of mind, heart and spirit to the masses. In enduring tragedy, that is what Devin Johnson contributes to MMA. The Team Alpha Male representative was injured while sparring in May at Sacramento's Ultimate Fitness. On Saturday night, Phil Baldacci is donating his fight purse to the fighter's recovery fund.
Submitted Aug 17, 2012 9:51PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Strikeforce's Coker: Rousey 'can't just be a marketing machine with a pretty face'
(mmajunkie.com)
In one year, Ronda Rousey has taken the mixed martial arts world by the arm and given it a firm yank – literally. The Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion already had built a quick reputation for fast finishes when she debuted with the promotion in August 2011. It took her only two armbar wins, 64 seconds and a little trash-talk to get a title shot. Since winning the belt in March, Rousey has been the sport's next big thing.
Submitted Aug 17, 2012 9:47PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
'Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman' weigh-in results: Rousey (135), Kaufman (134) set
(mmajunkie.com)
MMAjunkie.com was on scene and reporting live from today's official "Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman" fighter weigh-ins, where all 18 fighters made weight for the event. Leading the way were Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who registered 135 pounds, and former titleholder Sarah Kaufman, who stepped on the scales a 134 pounds. The festivities take place at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, the same venue that hosts Saturday's card.
Submitted Aug 17, 2012 9:45PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
New York Court Dismisses Part of Zuffa Lawsuit on Constitutionality of MMA Ban
(mmafighting.com)
In a ruling made earlier this week, United States District Judge Kimba M. Wood granted a motion to dismiss two counts that challenged the constitutionality of the law that prohibited mixed martial arts in New York back in 1997. The lawsuit was originally filed by UFC parent company Zuffa last November. The ruling, however, does not dismiss the entire suit, but only two of the seven counts made by Zuffa. Namely, the Equal Protection and Due Process clauses. In making her ruling, Judge Wood found that the law had a rational basis when it was originally passed, and that even with past safety concerns addressed, the law is still rational today.
Submitted Aug 17, 2012 8:34PM by lohmann - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Manuwa vs Kingsbury & Nelson vs Krauss added to UFC on FUEL TV 5
(mmaweekly.com)
Welcoming Nelson to the Octagon will be Pascal Krauss, who will look to bounce back from a loss in his last fight to John Hathaway in May. Also added to the upcoming UFC on Fuel TV 5 card is a light heavyweight bout between undefeated British slugger Jimi Manuwa and former Ultimate Fighter competitor Kyle Kingsbury.
Submitted Aug 17, 2012 5:02AM by Poor_Franklin - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Despite reports, UFC boss says Cerrone vs. Pettis not booked for UFC on FOX 5
(mmajunkie.com)
While it seems Donald Cerrone (19-4-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC), Anthony Pettis (15-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and MMA fans everywhere are excited for a potential "Cowboy" vs. "Showtime" fight, UFC officials said preliminary reports about the two fighting on FOX are premature. "So [expletive] far from being the truth," UFC President Dana White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). White declined to reveal when the promotion is targeting the much-discussed lightweight matchup but made it clear that an initial report released earlier today tying the two to UFC on FOX 5 is completely untrue White also admitted he loved a potential matchup between the two vaunted strikers but declined to share the organization's current plans for the pair. "I like it," White said. "It sounds like a great idea."
Submitted Aug 16, 2012 7:07PM by lohmann - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC inks tops European flyweight Phil Harris
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC has inked English flyweight Phil "Billy" Harris (21-9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to a multi-fight deal. Harris' reps at Intensiti Fighter Management today confirmed the signing with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), though financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. A debut date and opponent are expected to be determined shortly, the fighter's reps confirmed. The 28-year-old Harris joins the UFC's newest division, which was launched earlier this year. The 125-pound weight class soon will have a champion when Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson meet for the inaugural flyweight championship. The bout is the finale of a four-man tournament that launched in March.
Submitted Aug 16, 2012 6:12PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Early UFC 150 PPV buys estimated at 190,000
(mmamania.com)
That's the very early number from longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) reporter Dave Meltzer, who released the preliminary estimates on his f4wonline website earlier today.

Very early numbers indicate about 190,000 North American buys (this is not a direct buy number or even a strong estimate but just a very preliminary figure). While nobody going in expected big numbers, that would still be below most expectations. As we always say, there is significant potential margin of error this early, but suffice to say this show probably did not do well. We'll have a better read on this in two weeks. It looks to be the lowest number for a PPV that came from North America since 2005.
Ouch. UFC 150 produced "the worst gate since 2007" and never even made it in front of the DirecTV audience, after the global satellite giant "went down" and effectively eliminated a "huge number" of potential viewers.
Submitted Aug 16, 2012 4:50PM by lohmann - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rumor: Donald Cerrone Vs. Anthony Pettis Number One Contender Bout Targeted For UFC On FOX 5
(bloodyelbow.com)
Another massive fight could be headed for the already loaded UFC on FOX 5 card scheduled for December 8th. According to Vigilante MMA, Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis will finally meet in a heavily anticipated fight between the former WEC stars, and it will be for the #1 contender slot in the ever-crowded 155 lbs division.

We’ve heard rumors and speculation, but a source has just confirmed to VigilanteMMA that Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis will be added to UFC on Fox 5—and it will be a number one contender’s fight. Not only is this event shaping up to be one huge show, but the added stipulation should create quite a buzz for the latest fight being added to the card. We’ve also learned that the contract is now in the hands of Pettis for final approval. Although he apparently hasn’t signed it yet, Cerrone has already started pressuring Pettis to do so in quick fashion.
Submitted Aug 16, 2012 4:45PM by lohmann - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC Fighter James McSweeney Stops Knife Wielding Thief in Las Vegas
(mmaweekly.com)
What McSweeney didn’t know when the night started however is that he would eventually have to turn hero when a thief decided to put a stop to their family fun. “My family’s in town right now in Las Vegas, and they wanted to go down to old town Las Vegas last night, down on Fremont street, just check out the big TV screens and stuff down there. So they wanted to get some souvenirs so they went into one of the stores there, and as they walked I saw these two guys that looked like they were drunk, but they wasn’t really, they were just arguing. So the cashier went over to stop them from arguing cause the store was packed full of women and children, people there shopping,” McSweeney explained when speaking to MMAWeekly.com on Thursday. “As they started to break it up one of the guys made a dash for the cash, the box behind the counter, and grabbed a handful of cash out and then pulled a knife out on the lady in front of everybody.” According to McSweeney, the thief pulled a knife with a 3 or 4 inch blade and pointed it directly at the cashier who was trying to stop the robbery. Unfortunately for this thief, McSweeney, who worked in security in his home town of London, England for nearly a decade, was standing close by and decided to intervene.
Submitted Aug 16, 2012 4:30PM by Poor_Franklin - 9 comments
 
Ronda Rousey Blasts Cris Cyborg: Stop Doping And Meet Me at 135
(mmafighting.com)
In an interview on TSN Radio's "The MMA Report with John Pollock," the outspoken bantamweight champion, who already has her hands full with Sarah Kaufman on Saturday night, spoke hypothetically about Cyborg's challenge. She did not hold back on her feelings. "If she wants to fight me than she is going to have to find a way to come down to 135," she said. "We'll see how she does in a fair fight for once in her life. She has a history of coming in overweight to fights and I wouldn't doubt that if we agreed to some sort of catchweight at 140, she’d show up at 145 anyway and be like 'ah whatever, fight or not.' She’s done this many times before. I don't owe her anything. She's completely defamed, and anything she’s ever done is nothing because she is a big old cheater and she's been doping her whole life. And I think part of the reason why people like Dana [White] think there is a lack of depth in all these divisions is because this girl is doping and making everybody look like they aren't in her league. And I think the reason why people look at women's MMA like that was because of her. She is nothing but a detriment to the sport and the only positive she could play is an Ivan Drago bad guy that gets beat to hell by a Rocky. So no, she can come down and fight me at 135 because I have a whole line of other people that want to fight me already and I don’t owe her anything. "I don't need to come up and it’s just like, why would I even want to come up to her weight?" she continued. "Stop doping, lose the weight. She can either do the drugs and fight me at 135 and have the drugs be just as much a detriment as a help to her during the weight cut, or she can cut out all the doping and make the weight easily. It's just whatever. As long as she makes 135, I don't care if she's injecting horse semen into her eyeballs but that’s the only way I feel it would be a fair fight. She’s never had a fair fight in her life and I see how the prospect of that would scare the hell out of her and why she would insist at fighting heavier."
Submitted Aug 16, 2012 3:49PM by lohmann - 16 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
UFC on FOX 5 odds: Champ Henderson opens as heavy favorite over Diaz
(mmajunkie.com)
The oddsmakers are heavily favoring UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson in his next title defense. As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported Wednesday, Henderson (17-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) meets top contender Nate Diaz (16-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC) in the headliner of December's UFC on FOX 5 event. Noted and influential MMA oddsmaker Joey Oddessa has set an opening "Odessa line" with Henderson at -340 and Diaz at +260, which makes the champ an approximate 3-to-1 favorite. Henderson, who defended his belt for the first time with a narrow split-decision victory over ex-champ Frankie Edgar this past weekend at UFC 150, returns Dec. 8 for his network-televised main event with Diaz. The challenger earned his title shot with three consecutive victories, including a decision win over Donald Cerrone and then a submission victory over Jim Miller earlier this year in the UFC on FOX 3 headliner. Oddessa, though, points to the Cerrone fight as a possible reason people are overvaluing Diaz. "If Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone didn't have a gentleman's agreement to stand and bang, Diaz wouldn't be fighting Henderson at UFC on FOX 5," Oddessa, who can be found on Twitter at @mmaodds, told MMAjunkie.com. "I think Cerrone hurt him in the first round and decided not to pursue finishing him on the ground. That was his downfall." Diaz, though, has the conditioning for deeper rounds, and his constant barrage of punches should present a unique challenge to Henderson.
Submitted Aug 16, 2012 3:11PM by Budgellism - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Randy Couture Not Coming Back to Fighting ‘Unless Steven Seagal Wants to Sign Up’
(mmaweekly.com)
One of the most common questions has to be ‘is there any fight that would draw you back into the Octagon?’. Well, leave it to Randy Couture to spice things up and throw out another action star’s name, who isn’t in The Expendables, but happens to be swirling around his old stomping ground in the UFC. “Not unless (Steven) Seagal wants to sign up,” Couture answered with a smile and a laugh...
Submitted Aug 16, 2012 3:02PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Penn gives insight as to why Rory pulled out
(bjpenn.com)
“I know the reason why Rory pulled out on September 22nd. The cut is a detail but I know the reason why he pulled out is because he knew he wasn’t gonna win."
Submitted Aug 16, 2012 11:31AM by airkerma - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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