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March 2011 MMA News Archive - Page 8

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UFC Primetime returns to Spike TV for UFC 129
(mmajunkie.com)
In anticipation of their historic UFC 129 main-event fight, UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (21-2 MMA, 15-2 UFC) and top challenger Jake Shields (26-4-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will be featured in the newest edition of Spike TV's three-part "UFC Primetime" special. While broadcast plans for the specials have yet to be finalized, White confirmed the plans following Saturday's UFC 128 card in New Jersey. "We're going to do a Primetime on those two," White said.
Submitted Mar 20, 2011 1:47PM by pmoney - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Evans: I'm Done With Greg Jackson's Gym
(mmafighting.com)
NEWARK, N.J. -- MMA Fighting spoke to Rashad Evans following Jon Jones' championship win over Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at Saturday's UFC 128 and Evans makes a startling comment regarding his status of his longtime Greg Jackson affiliation. [Video]
Submitted Mar 20, 2011 7:37AM by Lethal - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mirko Cro Cop Done in the UFC, Dana White Says
(bloodyelbow.com)
Kevin Iole tweets: Dana says tonight was last fight in UFC for Mirko Cro Cop
Submitted Mar 20, 2011 2:00AM by jae_1833 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator 37 results: Freire, Reis, Straus and Foster advance to featherweight semis
(mmajunkie.com)
Patricio "Pitbull" Freire is one step closer toward a second Bellator Fighting Championships tournament final. After controlling fellow featherweight Georgi Karakhanyan for two full rounds, Freire used a devastating left hand and a flurry of follow-up shots to secure a third-round stoppage and book his spot in Bellator's season-four featherweight tourney.
Submitted Mar 20, 2011 1:53AM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC 128 bonuses: Schaub, Koch, Barboza and Njokuani each earn $75K
(mmajunkie.com)
NEWARK, N.J. – Brendan Scahub, Erik Koch, Edson Barboza and Anthony Njokuani each earned $75,000 "Fight Night" bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC 128 event. With not one fight ending via submission, both Schaub and Koch were awarded "Knockout of the Night" bonuses, and Barboza and Njokuani combined for the "Fight of the Night" honors.
Submitted Mar 20, 2011 1:49AM by jae_1833 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Jones helps take down a robber only hours before his fight
(mixedmartialarts.com)
# I turned the jets on....we caught the guy. We got the lady's gps back
Submitted Mar 19, 2011 6:46PM by postman - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White says UFC television channel "makes sense"
(mmajunkie.com)
With the UFC and Strikeforce now residing under the same Zuffa, LLC umbrella, the world's leading mixed martial arts promoter now has a plethora of broadcast options at its disposal. The UFC's deals with Spike TV, Versus and ION Television (not to mention Facebook.com) are now coupled with Strikeforce's Showtime and CBS partnerships, creating a widespread MMA presence across a variety of television platforms. But could the purchase of Strikeforce, including its fighters and extensive tape library, signal the coming of the UFC's own television channel? UFC president Dana White admits it certainly make sense. "It's a different world out there right now," White told Mike Straka on this week's new edition of HDNet's "Inside MMA." "Going out and starting your own channel isn't as easy it was six or seven years ago. It's a lot tougher than it used to be. "But does it make sense? Yeah, it makes sense." MMA fans have long salivated over the prospect of a 24-hour network dedicated to the broadcast of UFC programming. With the PRIDE, WEC, Strikeforce and EliteXC video libraries now under Zuffa's control, it would seem there is now more than enough stockpiled footage to make that dream a reality. White, himself, even spoke on the potential for a UFC channel in an October 2010 interview with Broadcasting & Cable. "SportsBusiness Journal just came out with a survey asking big names in the industry which sport could start its own network, and four out of five said us," White told Broadcasting & Cable. "They are right. I agree. That will happen within the next couple years." Of course, exactly when that will happen remains a mystery. Some MMA pundits have suggested that while an all-UFC channel is certainly possible, the real crux behind the UFC's acquisitions of promotions like Strikeforce and the WEC is the access to their TV deals, thus allowing White to pit networks against each other in their bids for his programming. White dismissed that notion. "It makes me laugh sometimes when I'm cruising through the Internet and I read some of the stories that some of the reporters write," White told Straka. "Nobody knows what we're doing. We know what's going on. We're the ones that built this industry. We're the trailblazers that are out there making all these things happen. "We know what we're doing. We know what the future is. We know what's going on, and it's funny to sit around and read some of the ideas that some of these websites throw out there. Trust me, we know exactly what we're doing for the next five years." Instead, White stuck to his "business as usual" mantra in regards to current broadcasting plans. And as far as Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker is concerned, that means a continued presence on Showtime, as well as a return to network-television partner CBS for the first time since a post-fight brawl marred the April 2010 broadcast of "Strikeforce: Nashville." "It's definitely still a possibility," Coker told HDNet's Bas Rutten. "We all know what happened last year, and we said we'll revisit it this year. "Under the new regime, honestly, we haven't had a chance to sit down. It happened so fast. ... We really haven't had the time to sit down and create the overall master plan in detail." The UFC's recent purchase of Strikeforce was unquestionably a game-changer in MMA, and the sport's most powerful promotion further distanced itself from any potential challengers for its market share. But what exactly that means for the sport's presence on television remains to be seen. White declined to reveal the company's current plan, but he admitted his promotion is an extremely enviable position. "To be where we are right now in such a short amount of time?" White asked. "We bought the company literally 10 years ago, so to be sitting here now and talking about all this stuff and to be where we are today is pretty amazing in 10 years."
Submitted Mar 19, 2011 3:14PM by Rabi - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Says Rashad Evans Likely to Face Winner of Rua-Jones
(mmafighting.com)
It appears as though Rashad Evans will get a second chance to fight for the UFC light-heavyweight championship after all. Weeks after a knee injury forced his withdrawal from a title bout with Mauricio "Shogun Rua -- paving the way for teammate Jon Jones to compete for the belt -- Evans is likely to be offered the next chance to fight for the title, UFC president Dana White said on Thursday's night's edition of ESPN's MMA Live. White stopped short of guaranteeing the title shot, saying that the man who emerged as champion would have to come out unscathed for him to be quickly matched up with Evans. "If the guys are ready to roll again with no injuries, Rashad is definitely next in line," White said. The statement reiterated one that White made earlier in the week to MMA Fighting. In an interview with Ariel Helwani, White confirmed Evans was still the No. 1 contender, saying, "If I was Rashad, I would say, 'Whoever wins this fight, I want to fight [him].'"
Submitted Mar 19, 2011 3:04PM by SmileR - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
You won't see Jon Jones do the chicken dance against Shogun Rua
(mmamania.com)
"For everyone who says I've never been hit and is wondering how I'll react to it, the reason why I haven't been hit is because I'm literally obsessed with what I'm doing and I'm in the gym every day, three times a day, six hours a day. And when you dedicate your life to it, hopefully you guys will never see me do the chicken dance. That's the way it works. But for people who are wondering how I'll react, I've been hit several times throughout practice and I react just fine. I've been dazed in wrestling - I remember a few times in high school I would throw people and land on my own head and almost knock myself out, but I kept wrestling through it. So I've seen those white flashes before and I've always fought through it. If it happens in this fight, I'm definitely prepared to fight through it and I know I can fight through it."
Submitted Mar 19, 2011 2:50PM by SmileR - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Jason Brilz ready for a fight against UNO Athletic Director Trev Albetrs
(sherdog.com)
After three straight Division II wrestling titles University of Nebraska Omaha Athletic Director, Trev Alberts, has decided to cut the program. Alberts aletered the UNO wrestling team by telephone a meer hour after the team had won its third straight title...upon returning to the school there lockeroom had been padlocked, and they were escorted by security to clean out their lockers and peacefully leave the campus. Assistant Coach Jason Brilz is ready for a fight with the former failed ESPN announcer and new University of Nebraska Omaha AD, Trev Alberts... ...
Submitted Mar 19, 2011 6:14AM by MMA-San - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 128 Weigh-In Results
(mmajunkie.com)
MAIN CARD (pay-per-view) •Champ Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (205) vs. Jon Jones (205) •Urijah Faber (135.5) vs. Eddie Wineland (135.5) •Nate Marquardt (186) vs. Dan Miller (185) •Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic (229) vs. Brendan Schaub (245) •Jim Miller (155.5) vs. Kamal Shalorus (155) PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV) •Luiz Cane (205.5) vs. Eliot Marshall (205) •Edson Barboza (155.5) vs. Anthony Njokuani (155) PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook) •Ricardo Almeida (170) vs. Mike Pyle (171) •Kurt Pellegrino (156) vs. Gleison Tibau (155) PRELIMINARY CARD •Joseph Benavidez (136) vs. Ian Loveland (135) •Nick Catone (194) vs. Costantinos Philippou (195) •Raphael Assuncao (145) vs. Erik Koch (145)
Submitted Mar 18, 2011 5:25PM by Twenty20Dollars - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Babin looks at MMA, CFL during break from Titans
(tennessean.com)
The NFL lockout has given players a chance to put their feet up and take it easy if they want. Titans defensive end Jason Babin apparently is viewing it as an opportunity to cross things off his bucket list — or maybe even add to it. He plans to begin mixed martial arts training in California, and if things go well he said he could enter MMA competitions. He's also scheduled a bear-hunting trip to Alaska next month.
Submitted Mar 18, 2011 3:30PM by machodog76 - 16 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UK News: Strikeforce Challengers To Air Free on Primetime Channel
(cagesideseats.com)
Strikeforce Challengers To Air Free On Primetime As the new UK home of Strikeforce we are pleased to announce that the exciting ‘Challengers’ events will now air FREE on Primetime, ch480 on Sky, starting with the Challengers 15 from Stockton Arena, Stockton, California on 1st April 2011. Strikeforce Challengers is an MMA series produced by Strikeforce and Showtime to showcase and highlights up and coming fighters. It was launched in May 2009 and replaced the earlier ShoXC series. Challenger events have allowed fighters to gain their first experience of a live televised environment and we have been luckily enough to see such stars as current Light Heavyweight Champion Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante, Matt Lindland, Ryan Couture(son of Randy) and Sarah Kaufman launch their careers live. Strikeforce Challengers gives you the chance to watch the stars of the future, only on Primetime! Stay tuned to Primetime, the new UK home of Strikeforce, for all the latest developments. Primetime Ch 480 Primetime Channel 480 on Sky is the UK’s newest destination pay per view sporting and entertainment channel. Primetime brings you exclusive access to the hottest live events from the UK and abroad. Get the top ticket in town zapped straight into your living room through your Sky box for a night of sporting, music, and ‘Golden Ticket’ events. This exciting series can only be seen in the UK on Primetime, channel 480 on Sky or at Primetime Ch 480.
Submitted Mar 17, 2011 7:04PM by Rabi - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Attonito vs. Brown moved from TUF 13 Finale to UFC on Versus 4
(mmajunkie.com)
"The Immortal" and "The Raging Bull" will have to wait a few more weeks to clash. UFC officials recently announced that a bout between Matt Brown (11-10 MMA, 4-4 UFC) and Rich Attonito (9-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) that was expected to take place at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale is now scheduled for UFC on Versus 4. UFC on Versus 4 is expected to take place June 26, though an exact date and location have yet to be announced. No reason was given for the change in schedule.
Submitted Mar 17, 2011 2:58PM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
No Love for Shogun?
(ironforgesiron.com)
UFC Light Heavy Weight Champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was originally scheduled to face Rashad Evans at UFC 128, but that was before Rashad suffered a knee injury while training for the title bout. Now, Rashad will be sitting on the sidelines watching his teammate Jon Jones attempt to take the title on March 19 in Newark , NJ.
Submitted Mar 17, 2011 1:26PM by RhythmAndStyle - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Wiman vs. Dennis Siver Set for UFC 132
(bloodyelbow.com)
"Lightweights coming off of impressive wins face off in Vegas as Matt Wiman and Dennis Siver have verbally agreed to fight July 2nd," said UFC President Dana White Great fight! This card is looking incredible already. Who wins it Playground?
Submitted Mar 17, 2011 12:07PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 128 Fight Card: Bas Rutten Predicts Jon Jones Will Defeat Shogun Rua
(bloodyelbow.com)
"At first I thought, (Jon Jones) 23 years old, maybe it's too early. But then I go, if I have to put money down I think I'd put it on (Jon Jones). And the reason I said that is, every time he fights a wrestler who supposed to be better than him, he just schools these guys and takes them down. So in my mind, I think its going to be pretty easy for him to take (Shogun Rua) down. Once it's on the ground, with (Jones) ground control, he's a very hard guy to deal with, he has unlimited energy. The first time we saw him fight, with 8 takedowns, craziest suplexes off the chart and he's only getting better now training at Greg Jacksons. I predicted it right away when I saw him fight, he's going to be the new champion. But I think he can do it. But trust me; don't get anything wrong, if Shogun lands one of those punches or knees." "Greg Jackson knows (about Shogun's leg kicks). Greg Jackson has the same crazy mind as I and people are low kicking (Jon Jones) all day long. Because that's the weapon."
Submitted Mar 17, 2011 12:02PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Its On: Korean Zombie vs. Leonard Garcia 2 Now Happening at UFC Fight Night 24
(sports.espn.go.com)
A late change has been made to the UFC Fight Night 24 card in Seattle, but it will result in another epic rematch that just about everyone has been waiting for. . so stepping in to replace him against Leonard Garcia will be the popular “Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung Yes.
Submitted Mar 17, 2011 4:24AM by jjeans - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fitch vs Penn 2, Dunham vs Sots on for UFC 132
(ufc.com)
Reports of The Prodigy's retirement have been greatly exaggerated: Dana White confirmed today that BJ Penn and Jon Fitch have verbally agreed to rematch at UFC 132. The welterweights first met in the main event of UFC 127, a number-one contender bout that ended in a draw. "Both fighters look to keep it out of the hands of the judges this time," said White. The stacked lightweight division will also see two of its fastest-rising stars meet over Fourth of July weekend: White confirmed that Evan Dunham and George Sotiropoulos have verbally agreed to a bout at UFC 132.
Submitted Mar 17, 2011 2:28AM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hey UFC, Chris Leben Wants to Fight His Hero, Wanderlei Silva
(mmaweekly.com)
Chris Leben is itching to get back in the Octagon. The season-one Ultimate Fighter cast member is coming off a loss to Brian Stann at UFC 125: Resolution in January and has since been without a fight to look forward to. While in limbo, Leben is patiently awaiting a call from the UFC offering up his next foe within the eight-sided chained fence. In doing so, he can only sit and consider who he would like face. For Leben, that desired fight is MMA superstar Wanderlei Silva.
Submitted Mar 16, 2011 7:44PM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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