March 2009 MMA News Archive - Page 4
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Former NFL offensive lineman Bobby Jones to try out for “The Ultimate Fighter
The tenth season of TUF will be casting mixed martial artists in the middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions. It should be noted that a press released issued by Spike lists the heavyweight cutoff at 225 pounds. An undefeated heavyweight with a combined pro/amateur record of 2-0, Jones first made his MMA debut on August 24, 2007 during a Fight Fest show in Ohio, where he recorded a TKO over Darby Hodge at just 0:34 into round 1. He followed up his successful debut with a second victory last January when he recorded another TKO in the first round, this time against William Clifford
Lawler vs. Shields Likely For June 6
As the second Strikeforce event continues to come together, word out of Robbie Lawler's camp is he is set to face Jake Shields on what would be a June 6 event in St. Louis. Other sources close to the fight confirmed this, but Strikeforce officials did not.
Exclusive: Ryan Bader Talks Post-TUF Debut, Being a Wrestler in the UFC, and Junie Browning’s Curious Path to Stardom
Bader told us in our exclusive talk with him, he’s aware that winning is necessary, though it isn’t enough by itself. He also has to entertain, and therein lies a difficult conflict for a wrestler trying to dazzle knockout-happy crowds.
Anderson Still plans to face Roy Jones Jr.
PDL – It looks like your dreamed-of bout with boxer Roy Jones, which would mark your retirement, may really happen. Is that true? AS – After my contract with the UFC ends and end my career in MMA, I intend to have a boxing match with Roy Jones. That’s something that’s already been arranged, it’s all practically a done deal. Now I just have to wait and see.
Paulo Filho: “I’m more focused now”
"I’m 100%, training hard with the Master Distak, who is giving a great base, and the Master Oswaldo Alves, who has helped me on the ground, a totally different vision of Jiu-Jitsu. I found a cool girl that gives me support. My father is in good health, everything is perfect for me. I think this is the best stage of my life", said Paulo.
Gina Carano Speaks on dating, pictures with Tanya Evinger, returing to MMA, and more.
Gina Carano is always an interesting interview, and this one is no exception. Check it out.
Submitted Mar 24, 2009 12:25PM by BrutalKnockOut - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
Newest UFC Banned Sponsor: Full Tilt Poker
You Gotta Know When To Hold 'Em, Know When To Fold 'Em...UFC apparently does. Word is coming out that sponsor Full Tilt Poker, one of the top online poker sites, is the latest UFC sponsor to be blacklisted by the promotion. No specific reason given yet but rumors are it's because of UFC entering into a similar sponsor deal with fellow online poker site UltimateBet, which partners with the Absolute Poker site. There are also rumors Spike TV had something to do with it.
Fitch Signs Extension, Confirms Thiago Fight
Top UFC Welterweight Jon Fitch has signed a new 5-fight extension with UFC that will keep him with the promotion well into 2010. Additionally, Fitch also finalized the paperwork that confirms his next fight will be, as previously reported, at UFC 100 against Paulo Thiago.
Mike Brown vs Urijah Faber set for WEC 41
A much discussed rematch between current WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown (17-4 MMA, 3-0 WEC) and the man from whom he took the belt, Urijah Faber (22-2 MMA, 7-1 WEC), has been signed according to a report from FiveOuncesOfPain.com. The signing has since been confirmed by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). According to the report, the bout will headline the as-yet-unannounced WEC 41 event on June 7 at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif.
Agallar vs. Masvidal headlines Bellator's April 3 debut, full fight card set
With Bellator Fighting Championships' debut rapidly approaching, the upstart promotion today revealed the full card for the April 3 event to MMAjunkie.com
WEC's Danillo Villefort heading to the UFC's welterweight division
According to Davis, Villefort, who had already dropped from middleweight to welterweight for his WEC debut, wasn't interested in dropping from 170 to 155 pounds to stay in the WEC, which recently eliminated its 205-, 185- and 170-pound divisions. Villefort would have needed to drop to lightweight to stay in the organization.
Mirko Crocop Knee "Infection" no longer an Issue - Back to Training
In a recent interview with Sportal Croatian News, Mirko stated that his Knee infection is no longer an issue, and is already back to training.
Maia, Others Refining ‘Shogun’
“His wrestling skills are evolving a lot,” Roma said. “People use to say that Liddell couldn’t be taken down. Yes, he can, and you will see that in this fight.”
Lyoto Machida’s secret revealed
Besides telling all his preparation routine, the undefeated fighter revealed a curious tradition in his family, a secret until then: urine therapy. Once in the day, he and his family drinks their own urine. “My father does that for a long time and bring it to us. People think it’s a joke (laughs).
Sengoku 8: Possible Title Eliminator Fight Signed
A Lightweight fight between Leo Santos & Kazunori Yokota has been signed for World Victory Road Sengoku 8 on May 2. The winner of this fight is likely to be the first challenger to Sengoku Lightweight Champion Satoru Kitaoka, which probably will happen in August.
Neer Vs. Pellegrino Now Likely At UFC 101, Not UFN 19
A planned fight between Josh Neer & Kurt Pellegrino for UFN 19 in August now appears to have been pushed back to UFC 101. The 3 day delay also likely puts the fight in Philadelphia, not far from Pellegrino's homebase of New Jersey.
Dana: Nobody Gives A (Expletive) About Affliction MMA
Doing what he does best, Dana White recently commented on Affliction's plans to put on their 3rd MMA event as counter-programming to July's UFC 100 PPV.
Carano Says Cyborg Fight Will Happen
Of course the question is when. Although Gina Carano has been staying out of the MMA spotlight for now while taking a break from fighting, she still says her much-anticipated fight with Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos will happen this year. It just seems to be a question of when and if StrikeForce will be able to pay enough to secure Carano's services based on her drawing power.
New Jamie Varner Interview
WEC Lightweight Champion Jamie “C-4” Varner recently spoke with PDG about his recovery from injuries sustained in his victory against “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone, the fans that hate and when he will return to defend his belt.
Submitted Mar 23, 2009 2:41AM by nwowolfpack - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC, Interviews, General MMA, UFC
Bobby Lashley beats Guida
i would have figured this was posted already, but I havnt seen it. Bobby Lashley beat Jason Guida by unanimous decision. Heres the link http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Lashley-wins-but-finds-out-real-fighting-is-toug?urn=mma,149609 Either Guida did way better than I expected, or Lashley really isnt that good yet