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December 2008 MMA News Archive

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Both Mir and Nogueira Were Injured Going Into UFC 92
Earlier this week, Nogueira’s camp confirmed that he had a bad knee injury going into the fight, but had remained silent about it. Today, it emerged (via UFC president Dana White’s appearance on the Carmichael Dave show) that the Brazilian had also been recovering from a Staph infection. But Frank Mir was not without his problems either, according to the Wrestling Observer, which reports that the former champion had suffered a herniated disc in training.
Submitted Dec 31, 2008 9:24PM by Wolfenstein - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rashad Evans Explains "Gesture" During Fight With Griffin
When [Griffin] got off his little flurry on me, and he gave me everything he had, I was like, 'Oh man. I've seen every trick in the book,'" Evans said. "And I knew that there was nothing he could do to really hurt me. I felt all his power, and I was like, 'Man, I've got this. I've got this now.' And I wanted to let him know that [he] can't hurt me. It's going to be a long night from here on out.' It was just a little fun.
Submitted Dec 31, 2008 9:16PM by Wolfenstein - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC
Time Warner cable = No Spike TV
I know this isn't MMA but this does affect peoples ability to watch MMA. Looks like Time Warner was unable to make a deal with Viacom and all Time Warner customers will loss access to all of Viacom stations at midnight and one of those stations happens to be Spike TV.
Submitted Dec 31, 2008 4:58PM by telnights - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
Andrei to boxing after Fedor bout?
Ok, so its probably B.S, but its worth a look.
Submitted Dec 31, 2008 12:16PM by Aaronno9 - 8 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Hellboy vs. JZ fight possibly cancelled
Don't slaughter me if this ends up not true but its from a source that I've been following for years for my Japanese MMA news from the webmaster who is currently at the arena. "It is announced that "Hellboy" vs. JZ fight is cancelled!! It is due to injury on "Hellboy", the doctor stopped the fight! The event is underway and I really hope the injury is not serious! I know Joachim was well prepared and it is very sad...."
Submitted Dec 31, 2008 1:38AM by Kpro - 6 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's
****Le Banner out, Manhoef replacement****
Le Banner is out of the fight against Hunt, i read on sherdog hes got the flu (not 100% sure though, it is sherdog), and Manhoef is replacing him in an open weight fight. and here are the two sherdog links
Submitted Dec 30, 2008 9:35AM by Jimbo - 43 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's
Yushin Okami will receive title shot
UFC middleweight Yushin Okami defated Dean Lister by unanimous decision at UFC 92. Even though the fight was not the most exciting bout on the card, UFC President Dana White confirmed that the victory puts Okami back in the hunt for the middleweight title currently held by Anderson Silva. “Yushin Okami will be getting a title shot. Definitely,” said White.
Submitted Dec 30, 2008 7:47AM by Wolfenstein - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
"Horn won't be scared like Henderson", says Palhares
Rousimar Palhares (8-2) says Dan Henderson was ‘scared' to fight him on the ground when they met earlier this year. Henderson won by decision but Palhares' coach Murilo Bustamante criticised him for employing an "ugly strategy". Palhares faces Jeremy Horn at UFC 93 next month and told Fighters Only earlier that as Horn "has a better game on the ground, it should be a different fight."
Submitted Dec 30, 2008 7:45AM by Wolfenstein - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
A breakdown of all the fights.
Submitted Dec 30, 2008 7:42AM by Wolfenstein - 7 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's
Event Magic.tv deal fails, FieLDS Dynamite!! 2008 will not air live in U.S.
FieLDS Dynamite!! 2008, the star-studded New Year's Eve event, has been unable to secure a TV or internet broadcasting contract and will not be seen live in the U.S. Officials from both FieLDS Dynamite!! 2008 promoter Fight Entertainment Group and potential internet broadcast partner Event Magic.tv released the disappointing news on Monday.
Submitted Dec 30, 2008 7:40AM by Wolfenstein - 1 comment
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's
Wanderlei or Shogun could be in line for Chuck at 96
Speaking with CBS Sports, White explained: “It will not be Jardine. If (Mauricio Rua) Shogun defeats Mark Coleman in Ireland, it could be Shogun — or it could be Wanderlei (Silva).”
Submitted Dec 30, 2008 7:38AM by Wolfenstein - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Report: Demian Maia agrees to face Chael Sonnen at UFC 95 in London
Undefeated UFC middleweight Demian Maia (9-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) has agreed to face former WEC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen (21-9-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at UFC 95 according to a report on Maia's official website. UFC 95 is scheduled for Feb. 21 at the 02 Arena in London. This oughta shut us all up about this card haha!
Submitted Dec 30, 2008 7:35AM by Wolfenstein - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 92 Medical Suspensions
Former light heavyweight Forrest Griffin is the most notable competitor to make the list, but we knew it was more than likely a foregone conclusion after he revealed in the post-fight interview that he had broken his left hand in the second round of his fight against Rashad Evans. He needs to have the injury cleared by an orthopedic physician before returning to action otherwise he will be on the shelf until June 27, 2009. Griffin is suspended at the very least until February 12 and he’s forbidden to have contact until January 28
Submitted Dec 29, 2008 10:04PM by jae_1833 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 92 salaries: Quinton "Rampage" Jackson top earner with $325K
Rashad Evans: $130,000 (includes $65,000 win bonus) def. Forrest Griffin: $100,000 Frank Mir: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus) def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: $250,000 Quinton Jackson: $325,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus) def. Wanderlei Silva: $200,000 C.B. Dollaway: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Mike Massenzio: $5,000 Cheick Kongo: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus) def: Mostapha Al Turk: $7,000 Yushin Okami: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Dean Lister: $19,000 Antoni Hardonk: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Mike Wessel: $4,000 Matt Hamill: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Reese Andy: $15,000 Brad Blackburn: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus) vs. Ryo Chonan: $18,000 Patrick Barry: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) Dan Evensen: $4,000
Submitted Dec 29, 2008 6:22PM by Wolfenstein - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chuck Liddell named as possible headliner for UFC 96
With Randy Couture recently quelling previous rumors of fourth bout with "The Iceman," the next appearance for former UFC light-heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell (21-6 MMA, 16-5 UFC) is still an uncertainty. But at Saturday night's post-UFC 92 press conference, UFC President Dana White hinted that the fan-favorite could possibly headline the recently announced UFC 96 on March 7 in Columbus, Ohio. Hey I'm like the new Mmacca ha ha
Submitted Dec 29, 2008 6:20PM by Wolfenstein - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Eilers’ Shooter a Former Sheriff, Stepfather
Details released by the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office describe a frantic effort to save the life of Justin Eilers, who was fatally shot late Christmas night at his mother and stepfather’s residence.
Submitted Dec 29, 2008 5:52PM by Wolfenstein - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Cro Cop Back to the UFC If He Beats Choi on NYE?
Our buddy Robert at FreeFightVideos has a report that suggests a return to the UFC for Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic might be as simple as a win over Hong Man Choi on New Year’s Eve. Cro Cop has apparently been dropping hints lately that the fight at K-1 Dynamite will “end one chapter and start another” in his career, and insists he’s not retiring. But Cro Cop has been increasingly vague about his plans for 2009, and when Dana White appeared on the “Best Damn Sports Show,” he stated that, “if [Cro Cop] wins, he will definitely be welcomed back into the UFC."
Submitted Dec 29, 2008 2:28PM by Wolfenstein - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
WAMMA Exclusive Interview in regards to Aoki/Alvarez For WAMMA Belt
DreamFighters.com: So Mike, it is official? The Eddie Alvarez v. Shinya Aoki fight is for the first ever WAMMA Undisputed World Lightweight Championship? Michael Lynch: Yes, it is confirmed. WAMMA will officially be recognizing the winner of the Alvarez vs. Aoki match-up, which will take place December 31 in Saitama, Japan at the Saitama Super Arena during FEG’s “FieLDS Dynamtie!!”, as the inaugural WAMMA Undisputed World Lightweight Champion. The winner of the Alvarez vs. Aoki match-up will join WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko as WAMMA’s second-ever undisputed champion. Emelianenko is scheduled to defend his title against former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski during Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” event on January 24 in Anaheim, California.
Submitted Dec 29, 2008 2:02PM by kastro_316 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White opens the door for “The Pitbull” to return
Speaking to CBS Sports, White explained: “In nine years, there’s only one fighter that I’ve lost that I didn’t want to lose. That was (Andrei) Arlovski, and it still bothers me.” “I jumped on a plane and flew to Chicago with Lorenzo (Fertitta) and kissed his butt to try to make him not leave.” “He wanted to box on HBO. He had a lot of different things that he wanted to do that I couldn’t let him do.”
Submitted Dec 29, 2008 1:10PM by Wolfenstein - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Alvarez vs. Aoki to determine first-ever WAMMA lightweight champ
After weeks of speculation, the organization made the announcement early Monday morning via press release. FieLDS Dynamite!! 2008 is scheduled for Dec. 31 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. "New Year's Eve is rich in both history and tradition for combat sports in Japan," stated WAMMA Chief Operating Officer Michael Lynch. "FEG officials have put together an amazing night of fights and WAMMA is looking forward to recognizing the winner of the Aoki vs. Alvarez fight as our first-ever lightweight champion."
Submitted Dec 29, 2008 1:05PM by Wolfenstein - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA
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