December 2008 MMA News Archive - Page 9
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Patrick Cote: Knee Surgery Successful
“I feel great. I’m already walking with a brace and it’s all good. I’ll be back soon.”
Semmy Schilt vs. Mighty Mo added to Dynamite!
DreamOfficial has just announced the match-up between Semmy Schilt and Mighty Mo, at Fields Dynamite!
Tito Ortiz To Appear At Affliction Press Conference Wednesday
The largest contract in MMA history may be close to being signed. Tito Ortiz, who made such claims as a free agent, will appear at an Affliction press conference this Wednesday, and while nothing has been revealed it's a clue that perhaps the deal is finally done.
TUF 8 Finale Medical Suspensions; Bader Out 6 Months?
The NSAC has issued the medical suspensions from the TUF 8 Finale, with 8 suspensions handed out in all. Ryan Bader's win was especially costly, he's facing 6 months if he doesn't have his right hand X-rayed and cleared.
Cro Cop Now On K-1 Dynamite...Yet Again
The latest chapter in the on-again off-again saga of Mirko Cro Cop on the K-1 Dynamite!! card now has him on again. This time he's confirmed for a K-1 Rules match against Korean giant Hong-Man Choi.
Junie On Efrain's Fight: "I Fell Asleep Halfway Through..."
We now have confirmation of one thing post-TUF 8: Junie Browning is still Junie Browning. He said with regard to housemate Efrain Escudero's fight, in his own way of course, that he was not impressed by his performance, among other things.
Semmy Schilt To Fight At Dynamite
In a recent Video interview with MMArocks, Semmy Schilt noted he will be fighting at Fields Dynamite on New Years eve, however he is unsure who he will be fighting.
Eric Schafer vs. Antonio Mendes UFC 93 (Confirmed)
UFC light heavyweight Eric Scafer (10-3-2 MMA 2-2 UFC), hoping to build off a recent submission victory over Houston Alexander, will next meet Antonio Mendes (15-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 93. Schafer announced the fight during a guest appearance at the Dec. 14 Gladiator Cage Fighting event in Milwaukee, Wisc. UFC 93 takes place Jan. 17 at The 02 in Dublin, Ireland, and airs live on pay per view.
Kenny Florian open to a rematch with Diego Sanchez
Former middleweight finalist from the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, Kenny Florian, stated on the most recent edition of ESPN.com’s “MMA Live” that he’d be open to the possibility of a rematch against the man who beat him in the final, Diego Sanchez. “I don’t want to fight Diego Sanchez to get revenge,” Florian said while responding to an e-mail question from a viewer. “I want to fight him because he’s a great fighter coming down to 155. I try to forget about my wins (and) forget about my losses and just move forward. Diego Sanchez being the great fighter that he is coming down to 155 — it’s exciting to me. I get a chance to fight a great fighters and that’s why I’d like the fight.”
Akiyama To Fight In The UFC ?
Reports are comming out that Yoshihiro Akiyama may be trying to get a contract with the UFC. In a recent Q&A with WVR PR Takahiro Kokuho, he answered a few questions regarding Akiyama.
Golyaev vs. Mitsuoka Added To Sengoku 7
World Victory Road over the weekend announced Sergey Golyaev vs. Eiji Mitsuoka for its Sengoku 7 event on January 5. Golyaev is coming off a stunning decision win over Takanori Gomi while Mitsuoka lost to Satoru Kitaoka in the LWGP Semifinals.
Escudero Eyes Future Fight Against Huerta
Newly crowned Ultimate Fighter Efrain Escudero is already setting his sights high-he says that if he had to pick one opponent to face within a year, he'd pick Roger Huerta.
BJ Penn sleeping in a Plastic Bag - Prep For GSP
BJ Penn is taking no chances with GSP this time - Last time he used this method was against Sean Sherk.
Evan Shoman’s Work on Wanderlei Silva
Here is the latest Evan Shoman render of Wanderlei Silva - Simply Amazing!
‘Fight for the Troops’ raises $4 million in donations
The three-hour UFC Fight Night 16: “Fight for the Troops” special from the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C., on Wednesday, December 10, raised more than $4 million in donations for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, according to The Oxford Press.
Show him the money: Forrest Griffin open to Wanderlei Silva fight
“I think Wanderlei is a bad man and Wanderlei will get [Rampage Jackson at UFC 92]. I’m not great at calling fights but that’s my honest opinion…. He’s a good training partner and we’re becoming better friends because his English is geting better. I’ve got nothing bad to say about Wanderlei. He will never get tired of punching you. There’s just no break in him. I think of myself as someone who’s willing to do as much as anyone, but he’s the one guy who might do more. That’s a bad dude. He’s hard to put out. If he was a video game, he’d have no life bar. You’ve got a life bar that goes down but his life bar doesn’t go down. That’s why I like watching him fight…. It would be great. If it’s for the right money or a belt, I’ll fight anyone.”
Mike Swick calls out Thiago Alves (Video)
10 Tough Debuts
1. Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir (UFC 81, 2/2/08) So it’s a bit of a cheat -- Lesnar’s first pro MMA bout came against Min Soo Kim in 2007. But I argue that if your opponent doesn’t punch you back, it’s not much of a fight. Lesnar’s real test came against Mir in his UFC debut, a fight that organizers seemed to concoct with the intention of giving Lesnar the most difficult road possible. Where Lesnar is at his most formidable and comfortable -- providing offense on top -- is where Mir is most dangerous, a fact he proved less than a couple of minutes in with a heel hook. That Lesnar was able to rebound speaks to his confidence as an athlete, and the fact that he didn’t enter the sport for the quick payday. While I generally yawn at rematches, this is one that would likely provide contrast between first-fight jitters and the cage calm that comes with experience. Mir subed Brock with a heel hook apparently, i swear i thought it was a kneebar, oh well its from sherdog it must be right
Bader,Escudero,Nover Talk TUF (+ Browning, Press Conference Vid)
Humility could be the most common theme among the three fighters who made their way to "The Ultimate Fighter" season eight finale post fight press conference. As Ryan Bader, Efrain Escudero and Phillipe Nover spoke to the media, all three took in stride what just went down to crown two of them the new TUF champions and marked the third as a rising star in the sport.
Tim Boetsch Signs New Deal With UFC
Light heavyweight Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch has signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC and is ready to get back to competition. Boetsch transitioned to the big stage of MMA as a short notice fighter. He made a huge splash in his UFC debut, hurling David Heath to the canvas before battering him with punches for a TKO win. A loss to Matt Hamill at UFC Fight Night 13 followed, where Boetsch took the fight on six weeks notice.