January 2009 MMA News Archive - Page 5
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Jamie Varner suffers broken hand and broken foot in round three Vs. Cerrone
Varner took a split-decision victory from “Cowboy” in an action-packed battle that saw “C-4? break his left hand and right foot in round three of their scrap. Varner confirmed the injuries earlier today with Pro MMA Radio host Larry Pepe.
Joe Lauzon goes ‘Nuts’ over fan reaction to brother Dan
Let me tell you, Dan was not looking for any kind of break for anything other than recovering his balls from his throat. Dan is the most stubborn kid I have ever met in my life. He does not want any shortcuts in anything and wants to earn everything he gets. He clearly got kicked in the balls and he took the amount of time he was given. If I got kicked in the balls I wouldn’t want to tie me own shoes, nevermind go out and fight. It happens in fighting and in some cases you don’t need the full time. In other cases, you do…and this was one of those cases. I honestly cannot believe how much **** Dan is catching over this. He gets fouled and then when he takes his time to recover he is the one that’s wrong? He got hit in the nuts and he took his time to recover. That’s it. Its not out fault Bobby Green consistently had terrible accuracy and hit Dan in the balls 3 times. After the third one, they gave Dan the option of the easy win. They told Dan that Bobby would be DQ’ed if he didn’t want to continue. If Dan was looking for an easy way out, he would have said he didn’t want to continue and take the easy win. It would have been the smart move, he could have collected his money and gone home with a win. Instead, he went out and showed those HUGE BALLS and finished the fight like a man.
Andrei Arlovski Message to his fans
Check it out. Some interesting stuff. And he responds to Tim Sylvia's quote when he called AA a "douche bag". Good stuff
UFC.com - Hughes, Serra and Sherk weigh in on GSP-Penn II
There will be plenty of discussion this week heading into UFC 94’s mega-clash between lightweight champion BJ Penn and welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre in Las Vegas. After all, this is a highly-anticipated rematch pitting two of the worlds best pound-for-pound fighters, and big fights always make for big business—especially in the futile business of predicting who’s going to do what to the other. Sensationalists, mostly found in blogospheres, will have you believe that Georges St-Pierre is an unmovable object with divined wrestling leverage, and that Penn flies around on a magic carpet and is made of Silly Putty; level-headed sports talk will center more around GSP’s chin and Penn’s cardio. Romantics will remind everyone that a chin is just an extension of the heart, and that cardio is more literally about conditioning. It’s convoluted. The pre-fight hype, that is.
Hermes Franca injured; off of UFC Fight Night 17
Hermes tears ACL in training, off of UFC Fight Night 17. That's a huge blow to that card, hopefully Hermes gets well soon.
Fedor's 5 Best Performances
Thought it ment Fedors hardest fights at first and completely diagreed. Ha, good read though.
IT'S (almost) TIME…GSP Blog
GSP's Blog from today..........
Dana White's UFC 94 vlog -episode 1
Here's the first ep. of the UFC 94 vlog.
Ryan Madigan replaces Dustin Hazelett at UFC 96
A pair of Ohio-based fighters have swapped spots on the UFC 96 fight card. An undisclosed injury has forced Dustin Hazelett (12-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) out of a bout with Ben Saunders (7-0-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC). UFC newcomer Ryan Madigan (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who recently signed a four-fight deal with the organization, will take his spot on the card.
* Randy Couture Interview - Confirms Next to be either NOG or Mir
Mir or Nog have been confirmed by randy as his next possible match-up!
** Melvin Manhoef Interview: Fighting March 28th - Open to fighting in UFC
Melvin appears to be fighting on March 28th, and willing to fight in the UFC!
Frank Trigg meets Danny Babcock at Feb. 14 XCF event
Veteran fighter Frank Trigg (18-6) will return to competition on Feb. 14 when he meets Danny Babcock (6-1) in the main event of Xtreme Cagefighting Federation's "Rumble in Race Town" event. The show takes place Feb. 14 at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., on the eve of NASCAR's Daytona 500. Trigg, previously announced for the show, today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) he signed a bout agreement over the weekend.
WEC 38 - Fight Bonuses
WEC 38 AWARDS AND BONUSES (All awards include a $7,500 bonus for each fighter.) WEC 38 Fight of the Night – Jamie Varner and Donald Cerrone WEC 38 Submission of the Night – Urijah Faber WEC 38 Knockout of the Night – Jose Aldo
Fedor Undertrained For AA Fight
"He's obviously got unbelievable potential, but he had some distractions getting ready for this fight. The movie. The commercials. If Fedor wants to keep winning, and winning well, he needs to train professionally. Right now he won with his old tricks. "The fact that Fedor won, don't get me wrong, I'm very happy about. But he won this fight because of the training before this fight. The experience he had before this fight. The trainers did everything we could to get him ready. But for title fights, we can't train the way we trained for this one."
Jens Pulver releases statement - retiring?
Jens released a statement today about his fight with Urijah Faber at WEC 38. Hints at a possible retirement. Looks like he is unsure about what he's gonna do next.
UFC Seeks Greater Control Of Fighter Sponsorships
If plans it has go through soon, UFC may become quite the dictatorship with regards to fighter spnsor deals and money they make outside the Octagon while fattening its wallet in the process. UFC reportedly is considering a new business model requiring any company wanting to sponsor a fighter to work directly with UFC and contracts that give UFC access to some money that ALL fighters generate outside the Octagon.
WEC 39 - Official Fight Card Released
WEC 39 Fight Card: -Mike Brown (#1 Featherweight in the World)* vs. Leonard Garcia (#10 Featherweight in the World)* -Carlos Condit (#9 Welterweight in the World)* vs. Brock Larson -Bart Palaszewski vs. Rich Crunkilton -Rob McCullough vs. Marcus Hicks -Johny Hendricks vs. Alex Serdyukov -Marcos Galvao vs. Damacio Page -Mike Budnik vs. John Franchi -Justin Haskins vs. Douglas Lima -Alex Karalexis vs. Greg McIntyre -Danny Castillo vs. Phil Cardella -Kenji Osawa vs. Rafael Rebello Main card airs on Versus in the United States at 9:00 PM (ET) / 6:00 PM (PT)
Varner Wins Split, To Retain Title
Through four rounds, WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner and No. 1 contender Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone went to war, just like everyone in attendance in San Diego and everyone watching at home expected out of the two 155-pound warriors. Unfortunately, it was an accidental knee strike in the fifth round that brought about the end of the fight. Varner kept his title via split decision, and both competitors promised another go round if the WEC would make it happen.
WEC 38 - Results (SPOILERS)
Main Card Bouts: -Jamie Varner def. Donald Cerrone by Split Decision (49-46, 47-48, 49-46). -Urijah Faber def. Jens Pulver by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:34, R1. -Danillo Villefort def. Mike Campbell by TKO at 3:55, R1. -Jose Aldo def. Rolando Perez by TKO at 4:15, R1. Preliminary Bouts: -Benson Henderson def. Anthony Njokuani by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:42, R2. -Edgar Garcia def. Hiromitsu Miura by TKO at 1:18, R1. -Dominick Cruz def. Ian McCall by Unanimous Decision (All three judges score the fight 30-27). -Scott Jorgensen def. Frank Gomez by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:09, R1. -Jesse Lennox def. Blas Avena by TKO at 0:41, R2. -Charlie Valencia def. Seth Dikun by Unanimous Decision (All three judges score the fight 30-27).
DREAM Announces Featherweight GP, Offers Kid 1st Round Bye
FEG recently announced the plans for DREAM in 2009, starting with a Featherweight Grand Prix beginning at DREAM 7 in March. To help boost ratings and give him a chance to heal and fight, DREAM reportedly will offer Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto a first-round bye in the event.