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July 2009 MMA News Archive - Page 8

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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brock Lesnar in The UFC Just Got More Likely
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brock Lesnar, a battle between the generally recognized heavyweight champion of MMA and the superstar heavyweight champion of the UFC, would be the biggest fight in the history of mixed martial arts. It may never happen, but it just got more likely.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 4:19PM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Paul Buentello on 'Trilogy': 'It's a Big Hit'
(mma.fanhouse.com)
The biggest losers to come out of Affliction's announcement that they have canceled their August 1 show are not the fans, ticket holders or even the Affliction employees; it's the fighters who were scheduled to compete on the card. The ones who have been training for the last few months with a big pay day in mind.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 3:44PM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
MOUSASI: "Maybe I'll go to the UFC."
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Gegard Mousasi has never fought in the United States before, and he was anxiously awaiting his opportunity to do so on August 1. He'll now have to wait a little longer.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 3:43PM by emfleek - 18 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
AFFLICTION: Trilogy - What about the fighters?
(mmaweekly.com)
One event that is perhaps more likely than others to gain from the cancellation is M-1 Global’s Aug. 28 event in Los Angeles. Several sources indicated that event is a primary focus for placing undercard bouts. Although the talks are still preliminary, M-1 Global’s event would make sense given that the company is a main partner of Affliction and was co-promoting the Aug. 1 “Trilogy” event. READ THE REST OF THE STORY
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 3:42PM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
Jon Fitch Talks Facial Hair, Brock Lesnar and Who He Would 'Love' to Face Next
(mma.fanhouse.com)
The last time we spoke to Jon Fitch he talked about getting engaged the day after UFC 100. But that wasn't the only exciting thing to happen to him that weekend. Fitch won his second fight in a row (and 17th in 18 fights), defeating Paul Thiago via unanimous decision. The victory surely meant a lot to Fitch because Thiago had shockingly defeated his American Kickboxing Academy team member, Josh Koscheck, in February. FanHouse spoke to Fitch about what's next for him and the funky goatee he sported on ESPN.com's MMA Live after the bout. The full interview is below.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 2:08PM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
UFC 100 Does 1.5 Million PPV Buys, Next Stop Dubai?
(bloodyelbow.com)
Kevin Iole reports that UFC 100 lived up to the very high expectations: UFC 100 was available in more than 300 million homes in 17 languages. While the UFC has a company policy of not disclosing exact pay-per-view figures, the sales for UFC 100 were in excess of 1.5 million, making it one of the most-watched PPV events in history.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 1:21PM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Affliction Officialls Cancells Trilogy
(sherdog.com)
A week of misfortune turned to disaster for Affliction Entertainment on Friday, as the promotion canceled Affliction “Trilogy,” which had been scheduled for Aug. 1 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. SI.com reported the news Friday morning, and Sherdog.com has confirmed it. The cancellation -- which could spell the end of Affliction's year-long run as a mixed martial arts promotion -- comes on the heels of heavyweight Josh Barnett's failed drug test, which forced him out of the “Trilogy” main event against Fedor Emelianenko on Wednesday. Barnett, 32, tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid and was denied licensure by the California State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 1:10PM by TimW001 - 41 comments
Filed under: Affliction, General MMA
 
Vitor Belfort Talks Possible Fight with Fedor
(demandmma.com)
Check out the video with Vitor Belfort as he talks about a possible fight next week with Fedor, as well as how he is preparing not knowing his opponent.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 1:06PM by BrutalKnockOut - 1 comment
Filed under: Affliction, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Miguel Torres Says He Will Smash Floyd Mayweather's Butt
(mmamania.com)
OK, that wasn't the word he used, but clearly his being a "cocky *******" is the main reason Miguel Torres wants to fight Floyd Mayweather. Torres notes that what works for Floyd in boxing is probably the end of him in MMA. On a side note, Floyd's next fight is actually fights on September 19-against both Juan Manuel Marquez and UFC 103.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 12:08PM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
The UFC "IS" heading to Hawaii
(mmahawaii.com)
Over the past couple of years, the UFC has entertained the possibility of having a show on Hawaii. Unfortunately, due to the large tax (estimated to be about 8%), the UFC has decided not to have a card there. However, that is about to change. “We fixed the thing in Hawaii,” said Dana White. “We’re going to go to Hawaii. They had that crazy f’n tax going on.”
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 10:49AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
As Affliction Crumbles, Dana White Wins Again
(bleacherreport.com)
Like it or not, it's time to give it up to Dana White. His detractors will say that he enjoys the failure of his competitors too much and while it may certainly be true, you have to give the guy credit for what he has managed to accomplish with the UFC. The current buzz around the MMA world is Josh Barnett's removal from the Main Event at Affliction: Trilogy on August 1 and who his possible replacement might be. Regardless of who fills in to fight Fedor, there is a good chance this will be Affliction's last show.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 10:47AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dave Jansen ready to ‘hang with anybody in the WEC’
one of the most dangerous 155 pound fighters in the world is set to take the the wec’s lightweight division by storm.
One of the most dangerous 155 pound fighters in the world is set to take the the WEC’s lightweight division by storm. Undefeated Dave Jansen boasts an impressive record of 12-0 and trains among the animals from Team Quest Portland. Just ask anyone from his highly respected gym and they will freely admit that Jansen is one of the hardest training fighters they have come across.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 8:36AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: Interviews
 
Report: Diaz vs. Riggs II is off
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Strikeforce’s Aug. 15 event in San Jose, Calif. featuring the biggest fight in female MMA history between Gina Carano and Cris Cyborg was also supposed to be a history-making event in that it was going to feature four title fights. However, after losing a heavyweight title fight between incumbent Alistair Overeem and challenger Fabricio Werdum due to Overeem re-injuring his hand, it appears that Strikeforce could be on the verge of losing a second title fight.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 8:36AM by emfleek - 24 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Georges St. Pierre: Winning would mean everything against Anderson Silva
(mmamania.com)
“If I fight Anderson Silva one day, if this fight happens, I’m going to take an extra month to make sure that my weight is at 200 pounds minimum. I want to get bigger and I’m going to take some extra time to do that because if I do it I want to do it well. And if I do it I want to win … there is only one thing on my mind. I’m not going to do it just to try. If I do it it’s to win. It depends on the timing — right now is not good timing for me, but maybe one day it will be. “
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 8:34AM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Ryo Chonan next fight against Jutaro Nakao at DEEP: ‘43rd Impact’ on Aug. 23
(mmamania.com)
DEEP, which recently announced the acquisition of Pride FC and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Ryo Chonan (15-10), has revealed that “The Piranha” will take on Jutaro Nakao (22-14-4) at DEEP: “43rd Impact” from the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan, on Aug. 23. Chonan most recently competed under the UFC banner, amassing a disappointing record (1-3) with the promotion. His last outing was split decision loss to Canadian grappler TJ Grant (14-3) at UFC 97: “Redemption” this past April.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 8:33AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Bloody Elbow Exclusive: Major ESPN Executive Attends UFC 100 as a Guest of Dana White
(bloodyelbow.com)
Bloody Elbow can confirm that John Skipper, Executive Vice President at ESPN in charge of content attended UFC 100 as a guest of Dana White. This was the first UFC event he has ever attended.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 8:31AM by emfleek - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
DON FRYE: "CSAC are a bunch of amateurs."
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Leave it to Don Frye to make sense of this whole Josh Barnett/Affliction situation. Or not. The MMA veteran spoke to Fight Network Radio Thursday about Barnett's positive steroid test, but chose to lay the blame on the California State Athletic Commission instead: "Look at what the hell is going on in California with their athletic commission. What a bunch of amateurs. You know, I mean, they're suspending Josh Barnett for taking a drug, you know, and he can be making the state a million dollars by fighting. But they're going to suspend his ass when they're five billion dollars in debt. Where's the sense in that? You know, that's insane. That's how goofy we've gotten.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 8:29AM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Randy Couture: Vitor Belfort Has a Good Chance Against Fedor Emelianenko
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Randy Couture has always desperately wanted to fight Fedor Emelianenko, once going so far as to leave the UFC in an unsuccessful attempt to fight Fedor elsewhere. But while Couture's fight with Fedor is probably never going to happen, Couture does hope that his friend Vitor Belfort gets that chance.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 8:28AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Sobral on Mousasi: When I Started Fighting, He Was Still on His Mother's Lap
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Since making his debut in 1997, Renato "Babalu" Sobral has seen more than a few hot prospects capture attention before fading away. His Aug. 1 Affliction: Trilogy opponent, Gegard Mousasi, is perhaps the latest in a long line of hyped young stars who has excited observers with his potential. And while only time will tell if Mousasi meets the predictions that many are forecasting for him, Sobral can only concern himself with the present. And what he sees is a talented kid who is a bit short on experience.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 8:27AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
LITTLE KNOWN KING MO SAYS HE CAN BEAT FEDOR
(mmaweekly.com)
Vitor Belfort, Bobby Lashley, Brett Rogers, Tom Erickson, Jeff Monson, Don Frye, and even... Tank Abbott?! Well, now you can add Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal to the list of fighters that want to step in for Josh Barnett to fight Fedor Emelianenko at Affliction “Trilogy” on Aug. 1. And who can blame him? According to a report from Dave Meltzer of Yahoo! Sports, multiple sources say that Affliction is dangling a $500,000 carrot in front of potential opponents.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 8:26AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
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