December 2007 MMA News Archive
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Fedor Emelianenko: Fight with Randy Couture “Will Take Place”
Randy Couture wants the fight. Fedor Emeliananeko wants it too. And according to the top-ranked Russian fighter, he fully expects the heavyweight battle to happen sometime soon. While being interviewed for Monday’s “Yarennoka!” event in Japan, Emeliananeko was asked about the likelihood of him facing Couture in the next year. Couture, the UFC’s heavyweight champion, resigned from the organization in October but has recently stated that he wants to fight Emeliananeko. The 44-year-old UFC hall-of-famer says it’s the one final thing he wants to accomplish before he retires. Emelianenko loves the idea. Not too much new here, just more to support that this fight will indeed take place post Oct of this year. Maybe another Yarranoka style event on New Years Eve with Randy/Fedor headlining?? If they do get these two together this time it will happen in the US so we don't have to stay up all night to watch it
video of fedor fight
fedor wins, here is the video good job fedor
UFC 79 Medical Suspensions
The NSAC has posted the official results from UFC 79 on its website, which also detail the medical suspensions as a result of the fights.
UFC 79 Fighter Payouts
UFC has reported all the official fighter payouts for UFC 79, which exclude the usual post-fight bonuses, sponsor payouts, etc. The total disclosed payouts came to $1,199,000.
K-1 Dynamite!! Results
The following are the quick-match results from the K-1 Dynamite!! 2007 year-end show from Osaka, Japan.
Last nights fights in Japan are concluded and the results are in...here's the link...enjoy!
UFC 79 Early Injury Report
Nate Mohr, James Irvin, and Wanderlei Silva were all hospitalized after UFC 79 for injuries. Mohr has a torn ACL, Silva & Irvin both had MRIs for unspecified reasons.
UFC 79-Largest MMA Gate Of 2007
Or so claims Dana White. He confirmed that UFC 79 drew 11,075 paid for a $4.9 million gate-the largest for a US MMA event in '07.
UFC 79 Post-Fight Bonuses Paid Out
Chuck Liddell, Wanderlei Silva, Georges St. Pierre, and Eddie Sanchez all left UFC 79 $50,000 richer as they received the Fight, Submission, and KO Of The Night bonuses, respectively.
Andrei Arlovski to Fight in Next “Couple Months”
Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski, a 28-year-old fighter who hasn’t competed professionally in nearly nine months, will likely be added to a UFC fight card sometime in the next couple months. UFC President Dana White mentioned the timetable during Saturday’s post-UFC 79 press conference. “We’re talking to (Arlovski) right now,” White said. “He’ll probably fight in a couple months.“ what about Montreal !! lol
K-1 Fighters Get Ready for New Year's Eve
OSAKA, December 30, 2007 -- When Alfred Tennyson wrote "ring out the old, ring in the new," the English poet was referring to the pealing of church bells to mark the beginning of a new year. It is also a Japanese tradition to strike the temple bell on December 31, but these days Tennyson's phrase could just as easily be applied to the ringside bell at the Dynamite!! New Year's Eve fightsport extravaganza. Over the last five years, K-1 Premium Dynamite!! has become one of the most widely-watched television productions in Japan, with estimates of up to 30 million viewers. This is fightsport entertainment for the entire family, and tomorrow's lineup is designed for maximum appeal. The evening's 15 fights will feature wily veterans and wide-eyed teens; popular television "tarento" and foreign behemoths; and yes, more than a few match ups aimed at martial arts purists.
UFC 79 Results
This New Year’s Eve weekend event is loaded with 10 bouts, including an interim welterweight title match and the historic showdown between two of the most recognizable champions in the history of the sport. Put simply, make sure to tune-in! However, if you can’t we will have everything you need right here … just scroll down the page for the latest UFC 79 results.
Rampage being sued for $10 Million
I found this on lordsofpain.net -- UFC Light Heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is being sued by former representatives White Chocolate Management. Here's the official statement: “White Chocolate Management, a Hollywood, Florida based management and Promotion Company and its President Reed Wallace have filed a $10,000,000 lawsuit in the State Supreme Court of New York, against Rampage Jackson, Juanito Ibarra and Ibarra’s Mixed Martial Arts Company for breach of contract, interference with contract and defamation arising out of a breach of a contract and false statements by Ibarra that ‘WCM had nothing to do with Rampage’ although it was Ibarra and his attorneys that prepared the final contract between Rampage and White Chocolate.”. Wonder what happened?
Nick Diaz Turns Down Fight With Shinya Aoki At Yarennoka! NYE Event
Nick Diaz was offered a fight with Shinya Aoki at the Yarennoka! NYE event after JZ Calvancanti had to drop due to injuries, but was forced to decline the invitation because he it was deemed that one week was not enough time to prepare. MMAFightline.com has since learned that Shinya Aoki will instead face South Korean fighter Bukyung Jung at the highly anticipated event.
Female boxer breaking new ground in MMA
Elena “Baby Doll” Reid, the current flyweight champion of the world in boxing, makes her debut in the world of mixed martial arts against Tammie Schneider. “I’m a fighter,” explains Reid. “Whether it’s boxing, or MMA, I like to fight.” Reid becomes the first boxing world champion to participate in an MMA bout, beating Riddick Bowe and Floyd Mayweather to the punch when she meets Schneider at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas on Friday.
Semmy Schilt to possibly join the UFC, wants fight with Tim Sylvia
Semmy Schilt could be on his way back to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The Dutch giant recently clocked up another K-1 title and has hinted he is looking to a return to MMA. In an interview with FightHype.com, Schilt was asked what the chances were of a fight between him and Tim Sylvia. Schilt replied: “My manager and K-1 are trying to work out a deal with the UFC to make this fight (against Sylvia) happen. I am ready to get back into the Octagon.”
Machida talks strategy for Soko
GRACIEMAG.com : What will be your strategy to face the explosive and strong Sokoudjou? Lyoto : I am a strategist. I will compensate his strength with my technique. I am prepared for everything, if he wants to take it to the ground, I am prepared. It will be 3 rounds, the first 2 minutes will be the hardest, so I will have to hold back a little, because he cannot keep the explosion for the whole 3 rounds.
Feuds, Beards & Cameroon Rule UFC 79
With another glorious year of MMA coming to a close, the UFC's last offering of 2007 stands poised to deliver some long overdue resolutions, plenty of quality beards and the UFC debut of MMA's answer to the Predator. It's easy to overlook, but there is more than one page.
Liddell Aiming for Knockout at UFC 79
Greg Savage caught up with former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell (Pictures) to discuss his long-awaited clash with Wanderlei Silva (Pictures) this weekend at UFC 79. In this exclusive free preview of Sherdog Insider, "The Iceman" talks about the fight he has waited years for and how he feels it will unfold.
Silva chomping for prime Chuck
LAS VEGAS – It wasn't uncommon when Woody Hayes was the football coach at Ohio State for the players to arrive at the practice facility in the morning to find Hayes asleep on a couch with game film flapping on the projector. Hayes had stayed up all night breaking down film. John Hackleman, Chuck Liddell's mixed martial arts coach, has no such need to stay up all night breaking down film of Wanderlei Silva, Liddell's opponent at UFC 79 on Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.