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July 2012 MMA News Archive - Page 7

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Strikeforce's Pat Healy credits sensory-deprivation tank for weekend win
(mmajunkie.com)
Pat Healy had to climb into a tank and cut off all sound and sight before the magnitude of this past weekend's Strikeforce fight really hit him. "I went in there the morning of the fight ... and I didn't really realize how nervous I was until I was in there," he today told MMAjunkie.com Radio of his flotation/sensory-deprivation tank. "I was thinking about my fight, and my heart was racing. "It really took me 20 or 30 minutes in there before I started calming down." Twelve hours before he met Japanese standout Mizuto Hirota (14-5-1 MMA, 0-1 SF) at the July 14 "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy" card this past weekend, Healy (28-16 MMA, 6-1 SF) plunged into the tank for a 90-minute float. It helped the veteran lightweight clear his mind ahead of the preliminary-card fight, which aired on Showtime Extreme from the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore. It also helped lead to an eventual unanimous-decision victory and his fifth straight win under the Strikeforce banner.
Submitted Jul 16, 2012 6:10PM by lohmann - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Jon Jones Most Concerned with Hendo’s H-Bomb
(mmaweekly.com)
Dan Henderson, a veteran of more than 15 years in the fight game, possesses many tools and many weapons with which to score a victory. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is well aware of the dangers that Hendo presents, but he’s as acutely aware as anyone else of the one weapon that could quickly put an end to his amazing title reign… the H-Bomb. Asked what he’s more wary of, Hendo’s wrestling or his striking, Jones answered, “I think more of his striking, that H-Bomb. It seems like a heat seeking missile. He just comes from all different angles with that right hand.”
Submitted Jul 16, 2012 6:07PM by lohmann - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ian McCall discloses how much cash he really received after his UFC debut
(middleeasy.com)
Many MMA fans were going through an instant bout of depression after it was disclosed that Ian McCall received only $9,000 for his UFC debut at UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann back in March. Uncle Creepy took a visit to the UG to inform the public that even though he signed a '$9,000 to show' deal, his pockets were lined with enough dollar bills to buy the entire N64 videogame library.

Dana says he doesn't like to give out real numbers, which is def. the truth cause i came on here and saw people saying things like i shoulda got paid more even though i lost but i headlined the card.. i did, dana sent me an extra 25k right after the fight plus i got main event sponsor money haha the UFC pays you to do your job, if you do it then you get paid good.. in my UFC debut i made over 80,000... thats a lot of money for a division half the MMA community didn't know existed!! i love all of you guys, most of you know my life story, i just wanted you to know that i get taken care of by the UFC real well, ESPECIALLY when it comes to $! All i gotta do now is beat the crap out of someone and move forward and start making anderson moneyyy !!!!!!! :)
Submitted Jul 16, 2012 4:47PM by lohmann - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 149's Boetsch: New opponent Lombard more of a contender than Bisping
(mmajunkie.com)
Excerpt - This is how much of a damn Tim Boetsch (15-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) gave when the UFC socked him with Hector Lombard (31-2-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) instead of Michael Bisping. When his wife woke him to news of the switch, which put him in the co-main event of UFC 149 and Bisping on the disabled list, you'd think he'd already given his 100th interview on the subject. UFC 149 takes place Saturday at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The event's main card airs live on pay-per-view while FX and Facebook host preliminary-card fights. "That's going to be a tough fight," he told her, "but to be the best, you have to beat everybody." Then he went back to sleep. UFC 149 takes place Saturday at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The event's main card airs live on pay-per-view while FX and Facebook host preliminary-card fights.
Submitted Jul 16, 2012 3:29PM by isk - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brendan Schaub targeted for UFC 154 in Montreal, wants Lavar Johnson
(mmajunkie.com)
Brendan Schaub has a likely date for his next fight, and he also has an opponent in mind. Schaub, who was on a four-fight win streak before back-to-back losses to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Ben Rothwell, told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that UFC matchmaker Joe Silva has targeted him for a UFC 154 return. And if he gets his way, Schaub (8-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) will fight heavy-handed heavyweight Lavar Johnson (17-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC). UFC 154 takes place Nov. 17 at Montreal's Bell Centre. No fights have been officially announced for the pay-per-view event, but the UFC hopes to feature welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre vs. interim titleholder Carlos Condit, as well as welterweight contenders Johny Hendricks vs. Martin Kampmann. "When I talked to Joe Silva [on July 6], they said Nov. 17 is the plan," Schaub said. "Nov. 17 in Montreal is the plan. "And if it was up to me, I'd love to fight Lavar Johnson. That'd be fun, right?"
Submitted Jul 16, 2012 2:41PM by sparky - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Andrei Arlovski vs. Soa Palelei, Jens Pulver vs Eric Kelly Set for One FC 5
(mmafighting.com)
One FC's has added star power to their next event, inking fights that include former UFC champions Andrei Arlovski and Jens Pulver, respectively. Arlovski will face Australian Soa Palelei, while Pulver is set to scrap with Eric Kelly. Palelei announced his fight on Twitter. The onetime UFC veteran has mostly fought in his home country over the last few years, amassing a seven-fight win streak since his last defeat. Palelei (17-3) has been defeated only a single time since his sole UFC bout, which came in 2007 when he lost to Eddie Sanchez. Since then, he's 9-1 with his only defeat coming at the hands of current Strikeforce champion Daniel Cormier. Arlovski (17-9) has won two straight, with back-to-back knockouts over Travis Fulton and Ray Lopez respectively, while fighting for the ProElite promotion. Multiple outlets have reported the Pulver-Kelly scrap, which the promotion has yet to officially confirm.
Submitted Jul 16, 2012 2:38PM by sparky - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Brendan Schaub targeted for UFC 154 in Montreal, wants Lavar Johnson
(mmajunkie.com)
Brendan Schaub has a likely date for his next fight, and he also has an opponent in mind. Schaub, who was on a four-fight win streak before back-to-back losses to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Ben Rothwell, told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that UFC matchmaker Joe Silva has targeted him for a UFC 154 return.
Submitted Jul 16, 2012 2:36PM by DrivenDavies15 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Henderson’s Game Plan Against Jon Jones At UFC 151: “Win Every Round”
(fightcove.com)
Jon Jones has had an undeniably impressive run through his young MMA career. Ten men have been unable to solve the Jon Jones puzzle in the UFC, but at UFC 151 on Sept. 1, Dan Henderson hopes to change all that. Henderson is best known for his crucifying knockout power and trademark overhand right. The move have knocked many men out cold and while the California native will undoubtedly be throwing the punch against Jones, he says landing the ‘H-Bomb’ isn’t his sole focus for the fight. In fact, Henderson went into detail with a group of reports at the recent UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas and explained how his focus gainst Jones at UFC 151 is to win every round, not headhunt with the ‘H-Bomb’. “My focus is to win every round, not to land the ‘H-Bomb’. But if I hit him pretty good along the way hopefully it knocks him out. I do need to make sure I get inside his length and stay in his face and make him fight me. That’s going to be nice to be able to knock him out, but I never depend on it. It’s something that, you know, I try to make sure I win every round and control the fight whether I have to take it to the ground, stay on my feet, on the outside or in the clinch. I’m sure I won’t be on the outside a whole lot with Jon Jones, I’ll feel like one of those little kids, you push your hand out there and you can’t hit him. So I’ve just got make sure I get past his reach.” “A lot of people that think (he’s unbeatable) have never fought before. They see what he’s done from the outside and, you know he’s done well with his style but I fee like he’s never fought anyone like me and with my style it really, you know, I think goes well for me against someone like him. He’s still young and unorthodox, I think that’s his biggest asset and, you know but he’s young and sloppy a bit. He still has a lot to learn in this sport technically and those are the things, I just need to make sure I stay in position and not catch some goofy elbow.”
Submitted Jul 16, 2012 4:13AM by lohmann - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Donald Cerrone-Melvin Guillard set
(espn.go.com)
Former lightweight training partners Donald Cerrone and Melvin Guillard will meet Aug. 11 at UFC 150 in Denver, the promotion announced Friday. Cerrone and Guillard once trained together at Team Jackson-Winkeljohn in Albuquerque, N.M. During their stint at Jackson's the 155-pound title contenders became friends. But that won't prevent them from going hard at one another on fight night. "Two best friends fighting," Guillard said on Twitter. "We are about to kick each other in the face. Fun times, right!" this should insure fireworks in the octagon
Submitted Jul 15, 2012 9:33PM by Manak - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker looking forward to Roger Gracie's MMA progression
(mmajunkie.com)
One look at Keith Jardine's face, sliced open and a bloody mess on Saturday, and it was obvious his opponent was more than just some jiu-jitsu player looking to latch onto an arm. Though Roger Gracie couldn't submit Jardine at "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy," and even got a little bit of a late challenge from him, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said he's looking forward to giving the middleweight a chance to move up the ladder. "He's by far the No. 1 grappler in that weight class," Coker said. "Let's see how he progresses – we're going to get him some more fights."
Submitted Jul 15, 2012 8:42PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Luke Rockhold unsatisfied with Strikeforce title defense, but wants rematch with 'Jacare'
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite winning four rounds and defending his title for the second time, Luke Rockhold was less than thrilled with his win over Tim Kennedy. Rockhold on Saturday defended his Strikeforce middleweight belt, taking a unanimous decision from Kennedy in the main event of "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy." But he said afterward he was kept frustrated most of the fight by his opponent. "It just wasn't my best night and I like to be better every time," Rockhold told MMAjunkie.com at the post-fight news conference. "I wanted to finish the fight and I couldn't. He's tough. What can I say?"
Submitted Jul 15, 2012 8:40PM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Strikeforce winner Ryan Couture: 'Someday I want that belt'
(mmajunkie.com)
Don't get him wrong: Strikeforce fighter Ryan Couture realizes he's got a long way to go before he's in the conversation for a lightweight title shot. "But the ultimate goal is to win that Strikeforce belt and maybe a UFC belt at some point," Couture told MMAjunkie.com. "So I've just got to keep getting better and passing these tests, and eventually we'll be there." Couture took one small step closer toward that end with another high-profile win on the preliminary-card of "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy" when he outpointed Bellator vet Joe Duarte.
Submitted Jul 15, 2012 8:38PM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
With mind finally focused on fighting, Anthony Johnson sees 205 pounds as fresh start
(mmajunkie.com)
Standing next to the 6-foot-2 Anthony Johnson, it's hard to believe the broad-shouldered slugger ever found a way to make it down to 170 pounds. And while his critics would immediately point to the four times Johnson has missed weight in his 15 professional bouts, "Rumble" isn't interested in arguing about the past. After electing to make the move to light heavyweight, Johnson insists he's happier than ever. The stress and worries that once accompanied his fighting career are gone, and at 28 years old, Johnson feels he's making a new start to his career.
Submitted Jul 15, 2012 8:36PM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ronda Rousey, Luke Rockhold, Other Strikeforce Fighters Reportedly Contractually Blocked From Moving To UFC; Updated With Dana White's Denial
(bloodyelbow.com)
Dave Meltzer's latest podcast has a bit of shocking news that we'd not heard to this point when it comes to Strikeforce fighters. In the wake of last night's Strikeforce show that saw Luke Rockhold retain his Strikeforce middleweight title, Dave was discussing the idea of fighters in Strikeforce fighting the best in the UFC when he said the words "but that can't happen because of the deal with Showtime." He went on to explain that this was the result of Showtime's paranoia over having Alistair Overeem, Nick Diaz and Dan Henderson lost to the UFC (all through slightly different circumstances): "They made this list of guys and they said 'these are our guys' and, even if their contract expires, they can't move to UFC. That's part of their deal with keeping this alive. So these guys are stuck." "He [Gilbert Melendez] couldn't go to UFC. He could go to Bellator if he wanted to, but he couldn't go to the UFC... There's a list of guys, not everyone on Showtime is on the list, but Ronda Rousey is on the list, Gilbert Melendez is on the list, Luke Rockhold is on the list... It's for as long as Showtime broadcasts MMA." UPDATE: Meltzer clarified the Rousey situation: I think it's important that we understand that this could be a misunderstanding, could be fact, could be somewhere in the middle. Meltzer has talked to people about it, it appears that if it is not the case, that some people think it is. Discuss it with that in mind. UPDATE: Well, that didn't take long. UFC president Dana White tweeted earlier today that he was on his way to Australia for the the first episode of TUF: UK vs. Australia. Not long after he got there, he responded to Dave Meltzer's report regarding a deal that Zuffa made with Showtime that will see a collection of Strikeforce fighters staying with the organization as long as the two organizations continue to work together. Cindy O on the UG asked Dana if it was true, and he responded by text: "idk wtf melzers problem is! Has this guy lost his mind? That is absolutely not true!"
Submitted Jul 15, 2012 8:35PM by lohmann - 12 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, UFC
 
New Strikeforce champ Nate Marquardt: 'I feel like I'm the best in the world'
(mmajunkie.com)
Nate Marquardt's confidence is at an all-time high following a fourth-round knockout of Tyron Woodley that won him the Strikeforce welterweight title. "I really feel like it's my time," he told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy." "I'm one of the best in the world, and actually, I feel like I'm the best in the world, the best welterweight." Now, the question is what awaits him as champion. Marquardt, for his part, didn't have an answer at the post-event press conference. But he appeared no less confident that another tough challenge is on the horizon. "This is a sport where everybody at this level is going to be tough," he said. "But I feel like I'm the best in the world, and that's who I expect I'll be fighting for my next fight – is one of the best in the world."
Submitted Jul 15, 2012 8:33PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Urijah Faber, Renan Barao Differ on Waiting to Fight Champ Dominick Cruz
(mmafighting.com)
Given Urijah Faber's history with Dominick Cruz, you would think that he would be hellbent on waiting to fight his rival and avenge his defeat. Faber would probably have that option if he beats Renan Barao in an interim bantamweight championship match at UFC 149. But Faber's not interested in putting his career on ice to make that happen. Interestingly, Barao is taking the direct opposite approach. It's the Brazilian who says that if he wins, he'll wait until Cruz returns from a knee injury in order to fight him in a bout that determine supremacy in the weight class. "I think I would want to want to wait to fight Dominick Cruz," he said. "That’s a fight that I would really want. And I would want to convert my interim title into a definitive title for the weight class." But Faber? He has no interest in playing the waiting game. "I'm not waiting for Dominick in any way, shape, or form," he said. "It makes sense for Carlos Condit to wait around for Georges St-Pierre. It’s a huge fight for him, but for me, of course, everyone wants to see the fight with Dominick and I, but I’m not going to put my life on hold because of his injuries. Fighting's what I do, it's how I make my living, it's what I love to do, and I’ll be fighting whenever they give me the opportunity."
Submitted Jul 15, 2012 8:30PM by lohmann - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Targeting March 2013 for Next Stop in Japan
(mmaweekly.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to Japan for UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson this past February. It marked the promotion’s first event in Japan in more than a decade. It appears the UFC is ready to return, already planning for another date at the Saitama Super Arena in 2013, according to NikkanSports.com. MMAWeekly.com sources indicate that March 3 is the date that officials are circling on the calendar.
Submitted Jul 15, 2012 8:27PM by lohmann - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
BJ Penn prepared to pay for UFC 152 pre-fight testing
(bjpenn.com)
“For much of his career, former UFC champion B.J. Penn (16-8-2 MMA, 12-7-2 UFC) has been an outspoken opponent of performance-enhancing drug use in the sport of mixed martial arts. And so when the non-profit Voluntary Anti-Doping Association volunteered to sponsor pre-fight testing for Penn and his UFC 152 opponent, Rory MacDonald (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC), “The Prodigy” immediately agreed to take part. Penn has since been forced to withdraw his support of the program due to VADA’s insistence the results of the testing be released prior to the matchup. However, the Hawaiian scrapper doesn’t want to nix the plan all together. Instead, he said he’s willing to foot the bill for the procedures if the organization can wait to make the results public.
Submitted Jul 15, 2012 8:26PM by lohmann - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Strikeforce: Rockhold Vs Kennedy Results
(mmajunkie.com)
Champ Luke Rockhold def. Tim Kennedy via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) Nate Marquardt def. Tyron Woodley via knockout (elbows, punches) – Round 4, 1:39 Roger Gracie def. Keith Jardine via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-26) Lorenz Larkin def. Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Pat Healy def. Mizuto Hirota via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) Ryan Couture def. Joe Duarte via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Jorge Masvidal def. Justin Wilcox via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27) Jordan Mein def. Tyler Stinson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Jason High def. Nate Moore, submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:26
Submitted Jul 15, 2012 1:11AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Showtime announces Sept. 29 Strikeforce card, including Daniel Cormier
(mmajunkie.com)
After its August show in San Diego, Strikeforce will bring a fall show to Sacramento. The promotion will host a Sept. 29 card at Power Balance Pavilion, formerly the ARCO Arena, in the California state capital. The card was announced Saturday during the Showtime broadcast of "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy." Though a precise headliner wasn't announced, Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix winner Daniel Cormier will be on the card, likely in the main event.
Submitted Jul 15, 2012 1:08AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
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