February 2010 MMA News Archive - Page 7
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Dollaway Prepared For The Unknown In Reljic
You've got to prepare the best you can. Obviously you've seen his strengths and try to play off those, but he could be a totally different fighter than he was two years ago," Dollaway told MMAWeekly Radio before leaving for Australia.
Dana White Details Selection of Anderson Silva's UFC 112 Opponent
In the wake of Vitor Belfort's shoulder injury, UFC President Dana White and matchmaker Joe Silva were left with a decision regarding the status of middleweight champion Anderson Silva. They could pull him off the UFC 112 card, move him up to fight a non-title light-heavyweight bout or find another contender to replace Belfort. White and Silva chose option three. During Thursday's UFC press conference, White detailed the thought-process behind choosing Demian Maia to oppose the champ. The decision essentially came down to a few names: Chael Sonnen, Maia, Michael Bisping or Wanderlei Silva.
UFC 110 Preview: Will Ryan Bader Capitalize on Keith Jardine's Weaknesses?
In light heavyweight action, rising star and The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 winner Ryan Bader (10-0, 3-0 UFC) will battle long-time UFC veteran Keith Jardine (15-6-1, 6-5 UFC) in a very important battle for both competitors.
UFC 110: Is it the end of PRIDE -- or a new beginning?
Nostradumbass here. I was taking a closer look at the significance of the UFC 110 fight card as it pertains to the careers of three PRIDE FC greats: Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic, Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva and Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira.
UFC Quick Quote: Dana White ready for MMA to come (back) to the Olympics
UFC President Dana White is all for the return of mixed martial arts to the Olympic Games, International sport's most hallowed ground. MMA existed under the Olympic banner back in Ancient Greece in the form of Pankration, a combination of boxing and wrestling but may not have the public support that it once did.
IFL vet and NCAA champ Shad Lierley takes slot No. 7 in Bellator's 145-pound tourney
Seven of the eight slots in Bellator Fighting Championship's season-two eight-man featherweight tournament are now filled with the organization's signing of former IFL fighter and NCAA Division III national wrestling champion Shad Lierley.
Report: Injury forces Diego Nunes to withdraw from WEC 47 on March 6 in Columbus
World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) may be scrambling to find a new opponent to face off against Leonard Garcia at their upcoming Columbus event on March 6 after an injured Diego Nunes was forced to withdraw from the WEC 47 fight card according to MMAWeekly.com.
Michael Bisping has a message for whiny Yanks: Stop crying and 'get over it'
"I always hear the same comments all the time, ‘He is an arrogant so and so’, the truth is I’m not, I think I’m very humble and I’ve got a long way to go.’ I train very hard, I do my best and I’m trying to support my family. They’re always going on about how bad I was on the Ultimate Fighter, I for the life of me can’t see what I did wrong, I was just trying to help my team win. Yes there was a bit of fun and banter back and forth, but it was just a pisstake. Bloody hell, get over it."
Desert Brawl's JT Taylor Wants Final Run
Having made waves in Oregon for his long standing rivalry with Team Quest leader Matt Lindland, Taylor recently returned to fighting after a five-year absence, intent on making one last run in the sport.
Never knocked out or submitted, UFC 110's Chris Lytle knows he's playing with fire
Lytle long has been one of the welterweight division's most exciting fighters; he's won six of the UFC's lucrative fight-night bonuses in his past nine fights, and as he heads into Saturday's UFC 110 event, he's never been knocked out or submitted by an opponent.
UFC issues response to Ontario premier's comments
Amid a pre-fight public-relations blitz for Saturday's UFC 110 event in Sydney, Australia, the promotion on Wednesday evening issued a swift response to recent comments by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty that the idea of legalizing mixed martial arts in province to create jobs and tax revenue is "just not a priority."
Nogueira: “The fans can expect two wins”
When Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira and Wanderlei Silva steps up in the ring in the same night, you can expect the same result. After more than 10 years of career, both fought 12 times in the tame night, and the result was always the same: when Nogueira won, Silva also won.
'Cyborg’ wants to fight as soon as possible
After the first title defense in the Strikeforce, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos is crazy to be back to the octagon. Without the official confirmation of her next opponent, the Brazilian wants to fight as soon as possible.
Longtime veteran Dennis Hallman back to lightweight after nine years as welterweight
Five-time UFC veteran Dennis "Superman" Hallman (41-13-2 MMA, 1-4 UFC) will return to the lightweight division for the first time in nine years and plans to fight in late spring or early summer. The 13-year mixed martial arts veteran said he made the decision after John Howard pulled off a come-from-behind victory in a welterweight contest at "The Ultimate Fighter 10" finale this past December. "I just got into phenomenal shape and I can't keep on weight," Hallman on Wednesday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I was weighing 167 pounds (before the fight) and I was literally drinking water while I was waiting to weigh-in for John Howard. The last time the two-time Matt Hughes victor fought at lightweight was September 2001 when he contended for the first UFC lightweight title against Jens Pulver.
Zuffa, LLC awarded legal victory over UFC Hall-of-Famer Ken Shamrock
MMA pioneer Ken Shamrock has suffered another loss. While the UFC Hall-of-Famer has found it difficult to pick up a victory in the cage over the past few years, today "The World's Most Dangerous Man" was defeated in a court of law. According to an official UFC statement, the promotion's parent company, Zuffa, LLC, was today awarded a victory in a Las Vegas court in a contract violation claim filed in April 2008 by Shamrock. In the complaint, Shamrock alleged "Zuffa had violated certain contractual provisions of his final fight agreement," and he was "demanding several hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation he claimed was due and owing from the UFC."
Mousasi Not A Fan Of Lawal's Crown
That makes two of us. Responding to recent comments from Muhammad Lawal, Gegard Mousasi says a fight between the two-possibly as soon as April-will happen in due time, and he'll sign the fight-just not Lawal's crown. "I don't know about the crown," he scoffed. He also commented on Lawal's confidence, he's even gone as far as calling out Fedor: "Once you get knocked out once in your life, you're not the same fighter," Mousasi said. "He even challenges Fedor (Emelianenko) with six fights, so I don't know what to say about that. "He's confident because he's never lost. I want to see how he reacts when I punch him, and how he fights then."
Paul Daley - GSP will Lose & Koscheck will get KTFO
Paul Daley “Semtex Ready to Explode on Koscheck”
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MMA in Ontario? Not so fast...
"It's just not a priority for us at this point in time, we have higher priorities when it comes to developing those jobs and strengthening the economy. We have other things on the go right now, and we'll stay focused on those, whether that's our tax reforms, stimulating the economy through investments in infrastructure, getting our children better opportunities at the outset."
Joe "Rocky" Stevenson looks to turn heads, sway crowd at UFC 110
While UFC lightweight Joe Stevenson (31-10 MMA, 8-4 UFC) has generally proved to be a pretty likable guy during his four-plus years in the UFC, "Daddy" doesn't expect to get much love at this weekend's UFC 110 event in Sydney, Australia.
WEC 47's Jens Pulver has a secret weapon for Javier Vazquez: a gameplan
The UFC's first-ever lightweight champion, current WEC featherweight Jens Pulver (22-12-1 MMA, 1-4 WEC) has never felt better.While that might be difficult to believe when it relates to a 35-year-old prizefighter who has just one win in his past seven trips to the cage, "Little Evil" has always been a man full of surprises.