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June 2008 MMA News Archive - Page 7

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Phil Baroni vs Scott Jansen Cage Rage main event set for July 12
(mmamania.com)
We reported earlier this week here on MMAmania.com that Phil “The New York Badass” Baroni (10-10) was moving down to the welterweight division for the first time ever and would compete on the Cage Rage: “Step Up” card on July 12. Today, his opponent, Scott Jansen (3-2), was revealed. In addition, the 170-pound fight will be featured as the main event of the evening. Jansen is a hometown English-born fighter who has competed mostly in the Cage Rage “Contenders” shows. He should make for an exciting match up for Baroni because he’s never gone the distance. And all three of his wins have come via technical knockouts and his two losses are by submissions. Clearly, Jansen prefers to stand and bang it out with his opponents and has some work to do on his submission defense. I doubt he’ll have to worry too much about defending submissions in this fight, however, because Baroni isn’t known to be much of a jiu-jitsu afficionado himself.
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 3:46PM by SmileR - 9 comments
Filed under: CageRage
 
Ultimate Fighter Finale Scores Huge With Young Males
(fightline.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® on Spike TV proved yet again to be a knockout hit in reaching the elusive young male viewer as the live finale of the seventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter” delivered more men 18-34 (645,000) and 18-49 (1,057,000) than anything on television (broadcast or cable) in its timeslot on Saturday, June 21 (9:00pm-12:15am). Overall, “The Ultimate Fighter 7? finale earned a 1.4 household rating, a 1.9 in Men 18-49, a 1.4 in Persons 18-49, a 2.3 in Men 18-34, and an average audience of 2.0 million viewers.
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 3:46PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
Rodrigo Comprido Speaks On Brock Lesnar
(graciemag.com)

GRACIEMAG.com: A lot of people think he doesn't know any ground fighting. What's your assessment of his Jiu-Jitsu level and how far do you intend to go with him? Comprido: The guy's a world class wrestler, US champion. It's impossible that he doesn't know anything about fighting on the ground. He has a really good base, and he positions himself well. The guy is always open to learning new things, or in other words, he's the student every teacher wishes they had. Of course there are things to improve and I hope to help him with the Jiu-Jitsu part. Sooner or later he'll have to face Rodrigo Minotauro, who's the best MMA fighter I've ever seen fight. But he's focused on his next fight and is not thinking about that yet. I'm aware of the fact that he's way above average and that I can help him conquer the UFC belt or that of any other event he wishes to compete in. GRACIEMAG.com: A lot is said, as well, about his absurd strength and optimal physical conditioning. Is he really that strong, well prepared and so good a wrestler? Comprido: His strength really is extraordinary, he's by far the strongest guy I've ever coached. But he's so aware of that that during training he uses very little strength (which is more than enough). [laughs] Not just anybody becomes wrestling champion of the United States. I think few in MMA wouldn't get taken down by him in seconds.
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 3:40PM by juanez13 - 15 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Vernon White pulled from Affliction: Banned
(dreamfighters.com)
DreamFighters.com has learned that Vernon White has been pulled from the FSN portion of Affliction Banned, as he tested positive for a diuretic at a previous fight that he didn't know was a banned substance.
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 2:42PM by kastro_316 - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Fight Camp / Team
 
Cummo vs. McCrory Set For UFC 87
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC has today confirmed a long-rumored Luke Cummo vs. Tamdan McCrory fight for UFC 87. This will be McCrory's first fight after a 9-month layoff in which he finished his college studies.
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 12:16PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Parisyan vs. Yoshida Added To UFC 88
(mmamania.com)
According to TAGG Radio, Karo Parisyan is likely to face Yoshiyuki Yoshida at UFC 88. This fight could be a make-or-break one for the UFC Welterweight "gatekeeper", who's coming off a TKO loss to Thiago Alves.
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 12:14PM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Evan Tanner: Health Could Force Immediate Retirement
(mmamania.com)
It seems that even though Evan Tanner lost a supposed loser leaves town fight to Kendall Grove at the TUF 7 Finale, he won't be leaving UFC because of the loss, but rather due to what he calls some "serious health problems for a while now". Tanner says if he can't get it figured out, he's retiring.
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 12:12PM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
DREAM.5 Update: Mark Hunt has been officially added to DREAM.5
(dreamfighters.com)
DreamFighters.com has learned that Mark Hunt has been officially added to the DREAM.5 card. Mark Hunt was suppose to face Sergei Kharitonov at DREAM.5, but Mark Hunt informed DREAM that it was too little of time to train for such a ranked fighter like Sergei.
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 12:12PM by kastro_316 - 15 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
 
The House That Hazelett's Submissions Built
(mmajunkie.com)
It turns out that Dustin Hazelett wasn't just fighting for a victory against Josh Burkman at the TUF 7 Finale. He was also fighting for money-the bonuses he earned for his submission victory and Fight Of The Night helped Hazelett get that much closer to buying a house he's had his eyes on and needed the money for.
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 9:34AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gina Carano: I Want Tara LaRosa
(mmamania.com)
Although it probably won't be her next fight due to the two fighting for different organizations, Gina Carano recently said that if she could pick her next opponent, she wants to fight Tara LaRosa, who just signed with the AFL.
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 9:31AM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Jake Shields Comments OnThompson Fight
(mmaweekly.com)
All Top 10 ranked welterweight Jake Shields has wanted over the past couple of years was to find a stable home in an organization that allowed him to face off against other top 170-pound fighters and one day fight for a title.
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 4:55AM by Playground_Samurai - 4 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, Interviews
 
MMAWEEKLY World MMA Rankings Updated
(mmaweekly.com)
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, June 25. This system ranks the Top 10 MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the six most widely accepted weight classes.
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 4:52AM by Playground_Samurai - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Thomson Not 100 Percent for Melendez Bout
(sherdog.com)
Josh Thomson hears the questions about his health and senses the doubt revolving around whether his body can withstand a potential five-round battle with Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez. Truth be told, he has his own reservations.
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 3:27AM by Playground_Samurai - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Mauro Ranallo and John McCarthy to announce Affliction: Banned pay-per-view event
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
It was announced over the weekend that Mauro Ranallo and John McCarthy have been named as the announce team for Affliction’s first-ever event on Saturday, July 19 in Anaheim, Calif.
Submitted Jun 24, 2008 10:17PM by Porch28 - 13 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Shaw's Son Responds To Jeff Monson Calling Out Kimbo Slice
(fightline.com)
Shaw Responds To Jeff Monson Calling Out Kimbo SliceDoing his best Brett Rogers impersonation, Jeff Monson recently released a video calling out Kimbo Slice. Monson decided to go the video route because as he put it, "I know the (explitive) doesn't read."
Submitted Jun 24, 2008 9:27PM by Porch28 - 19 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
another fight added to UFC 87 Undercard
Just noticed it was actually posted on the undercard, not really a important fight but a fight no less. Tomasz Drwal-vs-Andre Gusmao
Submitted Jun 24, 2008 9:04PM by Jesse_Canadian_MMA - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 7 Finale Medical Suspensions
(boxing.nv.gov)
The NSAC has posted the official results from the TUF 7 Finale on its website, which also reveals the medical suspensions coming out of the event.
Submitted Jun 24, 2008 6:51PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rampage heard Wandy KO’d Griffin in training
(mataleon.podbean.com)
I wasnt able to sit down with Rampage Jackson for a typical fighter interview but instead I went to work as usual on a Tuesday night and after being there for about an hour my other co worker walks in and informs me that Quinton Rampage Jackson is coming to my work to meet up with some of my co workers friends to take pictures of his Audi R8 for Dub magazine. So literally the whole time they were taking pictures of Rampage’s R8 he was chiling with me in the back of my store just talking about random MMA information. I cant post the conversation word for word because I did not record it or write it down but im going to try and paraphrase it for all of you as best as i can.
Submitted Jun 24, 2008 6:35PM by Porch28 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brodie Farber vs. Rory Markham set for July 19 UFC; Brandon Vera update
(mmajunkie.com)
Two more UFC newcomers will make their promotional debuts at the recently announced UFC Fight Night 14 event on July 19.
Submitted Jun 24, 2008 6:29PM by Porch28 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ken Shamrock fires back at Royce Gracie!
(mmayou.com)
In this exclusive statement with MMAyou.com, Lion’s Den founder and UFC Superfight and King of Pancrase Champion Ken Shamrock fires back at Royce Gracie for Gracie’s comments about Shamrock last week.
Submitted Jun 24, 2008 5:15PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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