December 2012 MMA News Archive - Page 9
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UFC on FOX 5 results: Ben Henderson fought Nate Diaz with a toothpick in his mouth
Lost in the shuffle of four amazing main card performances at last night's (Dec. 8, 2012) UFC on Fox 5 event was the fact that Ben Henderson, who defeated Nate Diaz to retain his title, apparently did so with a toothpick in his mouth.
UFC On Fox 5's Raphael Assuncao broke his right arm in fight against Mike Easton
While picking up a decision win in his fight with Mike Easton, Assuncao fought through the pain of a fractured arm.
Dan Henderson Isn’t Sure Where Dana White Is Getting the Info But His Knee is Just Fine
Dan Henderson responds to the reports that his knee may not be ready in time for a Feb 23 showdown against Lyoto Machida at UFC 157.
Dana White: Anderson Silva wants a new 10-fight deal with UFC
If we're to believe UFC President Dana White, Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva wants a new contract from the promotion. But he doesn't want a run-of-the-mill four or five fight deal. He wants 10 -- count 'em -- 10 more fights. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva is currently signed with the promotion for two more fights. He's gone back-and-forth on the subject of retirement, first saying he would be out of the game at 35-years-old, then later claiming he could continue his career for another 10 years. As of late, it's seemed he's content on taking it one fight at a time. But if we're to believe UFC President Dana White, that's not the case. That's because he revealed to fans during a live chat with MetroPCS that the UFC approached the reigning pound-for-pound king with a new 8-fight contract offer. And he turned it down. "Fuck that, I want a 10-fight deal," Silva said. Or at least that's what White said Silva said. Expletive likely added.
Nate Diaz’s middle finger gesture during fight rattled Fox broadcast, but not Benson Henderson
During Benson Henderson's win over Nate Diaz at UFC on Fox 5, the Fox broadcast repeatedly cut away to a shot of the empty octagon. Was it a technical difficulty? Did someone on Fox's broadcast truck hit the wrong button? No. Diaz threw up the middle finger at his opponent, and the network cut away instead of risking a fine from the Federal Communications Commission.
Penn goes to hospital after loss to MacDonald, UFC boss White wants retirement
SEATTLE – Following a lopsided loss to welterweight standout Rory MacDonald, former champ B.J. Penn was taken to an area hospital for observation. But UFC President Dana White said he'd like for Penn to retire.
Gustafsson not waiting for title shot, could replace Henderson vs. Machida
Despite a dominant win over former champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in what was billed as a No. 1 contender's bout on Saturday, Alexander Gustafsson said he won't wait around for a title shot. And he may not have to.
Chad Mendes Now Faces Yaotzin Meza at UFC on FX 6 with Hacran Dias Out
A late change has been made to the UFC on FX 6 card with Chad Mendes getting a new opponent just a week away from fight time.
UFC on FOX 5 bonuses: Jorgensen nets $130,000, Edwards, Albert get $65,000 each
SEATTLE – Yves Edwards and John Albert earned $65,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC on FOX 5 event, and Scott Jorgensen doubled up with $130,000 in bonus cash.
UFC on Fox 5 results & analysis - Bendo manhandles Diaz for 25 minutes
SEATTLE – The changing-of-the-guard theme apparently doesn't apply to Benson Henderson. The UFC's lightweight champion survived a few precarious submission attempts from challenge Nate Diaz, but dominated the striking battle on his way to a unanimous decision win and the second defense of his title. Henderson won with scores of 50-43 – getting two 10-8 rounds from one judge – and a pair of 50-45s. The light heavyweight bout was part of the main card of Saturday's UFC on FOX 5 event at Seattle's KeyArena. It aired on FOX following prelims on FX and Facebook. "It's just a matter of being well-prepared and being in the gym as much as possible," Henderson said. "All these guys want to talk about being fighters and they train this hard, and Nate obviously trains his butt off, he's freaking tough as heck. But at the MMA Lab in Glendale, Ariz., that's what we're all about."
War Machine Injured and Out 4 to 6 Months; Fight with Paul Daley Delayed
The planned first fight for Bellator's debut on Spike TV won't go down as scheduled after fans voted to see British slugger Paul Daley face former UFC fighter…
Bellator 83 results: Food poisoning moves featherweight final to Bellator 84
In one of the most bizarre nights in Bellator Fighting Championships history, food poisoning canceled Friday's Bellator 83 main event.
UFC on FOX 5 weigh-in results: Nate Diaz initially off mark for title tilt
Nate Diaz missed the mark on his first attempt, weighing in at 155.6 pounds for his lightweight title fight against Benson Henderson at UFC on FOX 5. He was given two hours to cut to the 155 title-fight max.
Video: Sonnen's mother nearly shoots Yushin Okami in middle of night
Chael Sonnen is friendly with Yushin Okami to the extent that the Japanese middleweight frequently visits West Lynn, Oregon to train with Sonnen and his team. When he’s in town he stays at Sonnen’s mother’s house and has the run of the place, letting himself in and out via the security keypad on the front door. Okami’s English isn’t the best though and so when he changed some plans at the last minute, chaos ensued and Sonnen’s mother nearly ended up shooting him. Literally nearly ended up shooting him. Chael Sonnen tells the story of how his Japanese friend ended up standing in the hallway with an alarm going off at 1am gibbering “Yushin Okami, thank you!” while having a shotgun pointed at him…. Okami story starts at 1:18
Manager denies Sara McMann was offered fight against UFC champ Ronda Rousey
Another fighter, Olympian sliver medalist and undefeated MMA competitor Sara McMann, has come forward to deny she turned down a challenge against Ronda Rousey at UFC 157.
Hacran Dias Out of UFC on FX 6 Fight with Chad Mendes
Nova Uniao fighter Hacran Dias (21-1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has been forced out of next week's UFC on FX 6 event. Dias suffered an undisclosed injury in training and has been forced to withdraw from his planned appearance. UFC officials have yet to announce the change, but sources close to the event indicated a search for a replacement opponent for Chad Mendes (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is currently underway.
Cyrille Diabate vs. Jimi Manuwa added to UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London
A light-heavyweight bout between Cyrille Diabate (19-8-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Jimi Manuwa (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is the latest addition to the quickly filling UFC on FUEL TV 7 card. UFC officials today announced the fight. UFC on FUEL TV 7 takes place Feb. 16 at Wembley Arena in London. The event's main card, including a title fight between interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao and challenger Michael McDonald, airs on FUEL TV following Facebook prelims. It's not clear where Diabate vs. Manuwa will end up on the lineup.
Tim Means KO's himself in sauna, Marcus LeVesseur steps in vs Abel Trujillo
DFW - The UFC curse strikes again. Tim Means slips in sauna and KO's himself so now Marcus LeVesseur vs Abel Trujillo
Asian MMA: Shinya Aoki vs. Antonio McKee booked for DREAM 18 - Glory 4 NYE Special
Shinya Aoki vs. Antonio McKee has been added to the DREAM 18 - GLORY 4 special at New Year's Eve in Japan After failing to put the fight on DREAM 17: Fight for Japan card last year, officials have re-booked the lightweight bout between Shinya Aoki and Antonio McKee (28-4-2). As announced today, the lightweight bout will be on the MMA portion of the DREAM 18 - GLORY 4 mega card for New Year's Eve in Japan.
Source Tachi Palace Fights to Shutter Doors in 2013
After 11 years of promoting mixed martial arts, the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino is likely out of the fight business. Sherdog.com confirmed the information with a source close to the situation, who verified that tribal council members have voted to discontinue Tachi Palace Fights during the council’s annual meeting to discuss the casino’s entertainment options in the coming year. As a result, TPF 16, which was scheduled to go down Feb. 21, will not take place. However, Sherdog’s source also stated that if the decision is disputed by the people of the tribe, the population’s opinion could sway the council to change its decision. Nevertheless, even if the tribe votes to challenge the council’s ruling, is unlikely the development would affect the cancellation of TPF 16, as the aforementioned process is not expected to come to a head until February or March, according to Sherdog’s source.