March 2009 MMA News Archive - Page 8
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Jon Fitch vs Paulo Thiago likely for UFC 100
Former number one welterweight contender Jon Fitch is in talks to possibly return to the Octagon against undefeated submission specialist Paulo Thiago at UFC 100 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 11. Bout agreements have not been signed at this time; however, both sides appear to be open to the 170-pound contest.
Stitch greasing Hughes
Just thought I would post this to show just how accidental these things are there is no way that Duran would intentional grease up anyone And why the only the cut man can use the Vaseline rule is ridiculous too..
Charges filed in death of Charles "Mask" Lewis
The Orange County District Attorney on Friday morning filed charges against Jeffrey David Kirby in relation to the car accident that killed Charles "Mask" Lewis, the founder of popular mixed martial arts clothing company Tapout. A statement from the Orange County DA's office stated that Kirby is a second-time drunken driver and accused of killing Lewis and injuring his girlfriend, Lacy Lynn White, when Kirby crashed his Porsche into Lewis' Ferrari, causing it to slam into a light pole and split in half. Kirby, 51, of Costa Mesa, Calif., is charged with one felony count of vehicular manslaughter by unlawful act with gross negligence while intoxicated, one felony count of driving under the influence causing bodily injury, and sentencing enhancements for fleeing the scene of a vehicular manslaughter and causing great bodily injury to multiple victims. He has a prior conviction for driving under the influence in 2002.
Cro Cop Not Coming Back To UFC...........Yet ?
Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filopovic will be heading back to DREAM/K-1 in Japan and not the UFC, according to a report from a Croatian sports website. The heavyweight kickboxer has been offered a three-fight deal and a K-1 rules match with Alistair Overeem, according to Sportal.hr "In July, the Japanese want me to reprise my fight with Alistair Overeem and by K-1 rules,” Filopovic said. “I have nothing against continuing last year’s fight, which ended prematurely.”
Aoki vs Sakura to head Dream welterweights
Dream appears ready to kick off its first Welterweight Grand Prix in a big way, pitting No. 1 ranked lightweight Shinya Aoki – who has several past welterweight bouts to his credit – against former Top 10 ranked Hayato "Mach" Sakurai. MMAWeekly.com sources confirmed the planned bout on Friday. The bout is the first known match-up of the opening round of the tournament and should be a popular choice for the fans in Japan. Both fighters are popular, successful fighters with strong followings in their home country.
Dong Hyun Kim vs Jonathan Goulet @ UFC 100
The original website is in Japanese i think. Found via
Lyoto talks of title dispute
Thursday was cause for celebration for Lyoto Machida, as learned he will be getting the shot at the UFC light heavyweight title, now held by Rashad Evans, he so craved. The about face of the Ultimate Fighting Championship in giving what would have been Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s chance at the belt had to do with the heavyweight title unification bout at UFC 98 being nixed, due to an unfortunate training injury suffered by interim heavyweight title holder Frank Mir.
Bobby Lashley Vs Jason Guida @ Roy Jones' "March Badness"
Versus.com can exclusively report that Jason Guida (17-19) will replace Ken Shamrock as Bobby Lashley’s (1-0) opponent on next weekend’s “March Badness” pay-per-view. Guida, the younger brother of UFC lightweight star Clay Guida, is best known for failing to make weight prior to his qualifying match on the eighth season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” The Florida State Boxing Commission is honoring Shamrock’s steroid suspension levied by the California State Athletic Commission earlier this week.
M-1 President Responds To Fedor To UFC Rumors
In recent weeks there has been a great deal of speculation regarding Fedor Emelianenko's fighting future. Past interviews have hinted that the WAMMA heavyweight champion could be involved in face-to-face talks with UFC President Dana White as early as June. The flow of information has created a great deal uncertainty regarding Fedor's status and where fans will be able to see him fight next. M-1Global.com recently was afforded the opportunity to interview M-1 Global Founding President Vadim Finkelchtein in order to get the promotion's official response to the unconfirmed rumors.....
Dana White Speaks on Charles "Mask" Lewis' Death
Dana had a lot of fantastic things to say about Mask as a person, as a businessman, and a glimpse into the beginning of their friendship.
Submitted Mar 13, 2009 5:44AM by BrutalKnockOut - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Phil Baroni vs. Joe Riggs, OR Brett Rogers vs. TBA to round out Strikeforce on Showtime
Two stellar possible additions to the Strikeforce on Showtime card, to fill the void that Jake Shields left when he decided to take on Robbie Lawler at the May Strikeforce event.
"King Mo" documents his trip to Team Nogueira
Interesting video showing Nogueira's new gym in Brazil, as documented by undefeated heavyweight contender Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal. Video features Junior Dos Santos, Vitor Belfort, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, among others.
Submitted Mar 13, 2009 4:01AM by BrutalKnockOut - 0 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku, Fight Camp / Team, MMA Personalities
Matt Grice vs Shannon Gugerty at UFC 100
As the UFC prepares for possibly one of its biggest shows of all time in July, UFC 100 has now added a lightweight bout between Oklahoma native Matt Grice and Shannon Gugerty. Both fighters are looking to bounce back from recent losses in the Octagon. The fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Thursday by sources close to the negotiations.
Nick Diaz salutes Frank Shamrock
– Nick Diaz shows his respect for mixed martial arts legend and upcoming opponent, Frank Shamrock, at today’s press conference in California to promote the April 11 event on Showtime. Diaz and Shamrock have been tapped to collide in the main event at a catchweight bout of 179 pound, setting up a grudge match between two big local stars at the HP Pavillion in San Jose, California. This is more than likely just the start of a war of words that will undoubtedly boil over when fight night finally arrives. “I feel I am the perfect candidate for this fight. Shamrock thinks he can beat guys with styles like me…. I don’t care about the weight. I feel more energetic. My strength is great. I hit harder. I like this fight because I will be able to control what goes on when we’re on the ground…. Frank can talk all he wants, but I’m going to beat him up. Let’s see how much he fights back.’’ i cant wait for this fightv Funniest pre fight press conference eva!! nick god bless you, thanks for stepping up when i punch your head thought the second row-(nick in the background ) yeah fu*k you-thank you
Tapout official email R.I.P Mask
I just received this in my inbox with the subject heading "Anything can be achieved, if you simply BELIEVE"....
Paul Kelly vs Roli Delgado at UFC 99
The debut of the UFC in Germany continues to gain steam as well as add fights. A lightweight tilt has been confirmed for the UFC 99 card as "Ultimate Fighter" season 8 competitor Roli Delgado will face Wolfslair fighter Paul Kelly, who will make his first appearance at 155 pounds for the show. The fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the match-up on Thursday.
Kendall Grove vs Wilson Gouveia @ UFC 101 ?
“A couple of guys they’re mentioning is they want to see me and Marquardt or Gouveia. They think Gouveia would be a good test for me. It’s just like fighting any of the other guys; show me the money. I gotta feed three mouths now instead one. I’m down to fight anybody. I talked to Joe Silva and he said no later than August, so I hope to get on the Penn-Florian card and get one more victory.
Brad Blackburn to face Edgar Garcia at TUF 9 Finale
A welterweight matchup between former International Fight League veteran Brad Blackburn and UFC newcomer Edgar Garcia has been scheduled for the live finale for the upcoming ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter on June 20. FiveOuncesOfPain.com learned of the matchup from sources close to the fight on Thursday afternoon.
UFC Fight Night 18: Martin Kampmann preparing for war against Carlos Condit
I think it’s going to be a war. It’s going to be a great fight. He’s a tough guy and I’m just going to get in there and try to punch him in the face, and he’s going to try to do the same to me. It should be a great fight. He’s good at a lot of things. He’s dangerous on the ground, he’s got good submissions off his back, he’s got dangerous knees and kicks. I pretty much know what I have to look out for. No matter who you fight in the UFC it’s going to be a tough fight and anything can happen. Everybody’s tough in the UFC and Carlos Condit is definitely tough. [Dropping to 170] is an easy cut. Not tough at all. I’m pretty light right now so the cut shouldn’t be any problem.
Shields-Lawler Added to May Strikeforce
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Former EliteXC champions Jake Shields and Robbie Lawler will face off in a non-title middleweight contest for Strikeforce in May at a yet-to-be-announced Washington state venue. Shields will take the leap to middleweight to face the Iowa striker, said Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker at a press conference on Thursday