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May 2009 MMA News Archive - Page 5

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Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza: The DREAM middleweight title is coming home to Brazil
(sherdog.com)
“I beat [Jason Miller] the first time, but I wasn’t satisfied with the result. This time I want to make a better fight. Impose my game and impose my rhythm. The most important thing to me is to put on a good fight. This time it’s for the belt. It’s going to come to Brazil. I’ve been training really hard since November. I had to stop last month to make sure I didn’t overtrain. I’m ready. If the fight were tomorrow, I’d be ready.”
Submitted May 21, 2009 3:19PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: Dream
 
Yoshida Works With Jackson's Camp For UFC 98
(mmaweekly.com)
The education of a mixed martial artist never truly stops. For Japanese Judoka, Yoshiyuki Yoshida, the learning curve came at the expense of a knockout loss to Josh Koscheck in December 2008, but he believes he has learned from the mistakes he made, and is ready to return at UFC 98 this Saturday night. For his last bout, Yoshida was expected to be a tough match-up for the former NCAA wrestling champion, but what many thought would be a ground war turned into a stand-up fight that the Japanese fighter lost in the first round.
Submitted May 21, 2009 3:14PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Amade vs. Kikuno Added To DREAM 10
(mmamania.com)
In what likely will be his first fight since recently winning the vacnant DEEP Lightweight Championship, Katsunori Kikuno will face Muay Thai fighter Andre Amade at DREAM 10 in July. Amade last fought in the K-1 World MAX Final 16, losing to Buakaw Pramuk.
Submitted May 21, 2009 1:36PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: Dream
 
Rashad Evans Could Get A Whiff Of Brazilian Lemonade At UFC 98
(mmamania.com)
And he doesn't seem to be looking forward to it. In recent comments made to Yahoo Sports, the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion says testing should be done for urine drinking, which Ryoto (Lyoto) Machida does and Evans thinks is quite disturbing...well, at least the smell is.
Submitted May 21, 2009 1:34PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Leites-Sakara Official, Completes UFC 101 Card
(mmajunkie.com)
With the confirmation today of Thales Leites vs. Alessio Sakara for the card, the UFC 101 card is now final. The 11-fight card is headlined by BJ Penn vs. Kenny Florian for the UFC Lightweight Title and Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin. Leites-Sakara will be a prelim.
Submitted May 21, 2009 12:35PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sean Sherk Would Like To See Shinya Aoki Take Off His (Stretchy) Pants
(mmamania.com)
UFC Lightweight Sean Sherk thinks ranking systems like BloodyElbow's and others that rank fighters like Kenny Florian and Shinya Aoki ahead of him make no sense. As for Aoki, Sherk says he's got no boxing, no wrestling, nothing except those pants. So Sherk would like to see Aoki and others like him in UFC, where he can't wear the pants.
Submitted May 21, 2009 12:00PM by DCRage - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, Dream
 
Affliction's 3rd Event Set for Aug. 1st - Fedor/Barnett to headline...
(mmajunkie.com)
Affliction's long-awaited and constantly changing third card is expected to take place Aug. 1, according to MMA FanHouse. As expected, the main event will feature Fedor Emelianenko (30-1) vs. fellow heavyweight Josh Barnett (24-5), and official announcement could come in the next few days, according to the report.
Submitted May 21, 2009 10:55AM by emfleek - 14 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
HDNet Changes DREAM 9 Start Time
(411mania.com)
HDNet has announced that their start time for the DREAM 9 broadcast has been pushed back 2 hours to 5 AM ET on May 26. It had been scheduled to start at the live event's start time, 3 AM ET. No reason given for the change.
Submitted May 21, 2009 5:14AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: HDNet, Dream
 
Dana White talks video game,Cro Cop,Miletich (video)
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Dana talks about the videogame,Cro Cop making his return,Pat Miletch,Lyoto vs Rashad,MMA in New York,and much more.Great video interview. WB.
Submitted May 20, 2009 6:13PM by WheelchairBandit - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Date Set For NY MMA Vote
(mmaweekly.com)
On June 3, the New York State Assembly’s Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports will debate and vote on bill 2009-B, which would regulate the sport of mixed martial arts in the state. Michael Kim, a representative from committee chair and bill sponsor Assemblyman Steve Englebright’s office, informed MMAWeekly.com of the news Wednesday morning. “It will be a pretty significant first step,” said Kim.
Submitted May 20, 2009 5:29PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
221-pound Sonnen takes on Miller because Herman wouldn't
(sports.yahoo.com)
The politics of fighting has put Chael Sonnen in an interesting position. When Yushin Okami had to drop out of his UFC 98 fight against Dan Miller, UFC matchmaker Joe Silva gave a call to Team Quest and Matt Lindland looking for a replacement back on May 1st. Lindland was asked about Ed Herman, who just saved his job with a win over David Loiseau back at UFC 97 on April 23rd. Lindland told Silva that Herman was a go. When "The Law" finally tracked down Herman, "Short Fuse" said he didn't want the fight. Lindland then called Sonnen, who was driving to the gym, and told him now he was in a lerch. Sonnen took the fight not realizing that he was 221 pounds with only 22 days to cut the weight to reach the middleweight limit of 185.
Submitted May 20, 2009 3:18PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker no longer in the Kimbo Slice business
(mmamania.com)
“We had an option to exercise Kimbo’s contract from Pro Elite. Basically out of all those fighters we took, he was the only one that we didn’t grab –- it was an option to take [Slice’s contract.] With that option, there was an expiration date on it. In the very beginning, we tried to have dialogue with them about trying to make the deal a little more realistic and we just couldn’t work it out. At the end of the day, if we would have worked it out, we would have exercised the option. I still think that we’ll continue the dialogue and at some point, if he really wants to fight in MMA, then we’ll let him fight for us. Why not? Why not put him back in the mix? We just need to talk about a different arrangement, that’s all.”
Submitted May 20, 2009 3:07PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Phil Baroni hypes up his Strikeforce fight against Joe Rigg
(mmamania.com)
“Really, there’s not much to say. Joe’s 25 years old and he’ll have his day. On June 6, I’m knocking him the (expletive) out. I’m going to (expletive) him up bad. I’m going to bust him up the whole (expletive) fight. It’s up to him how long he wants to last. Whether he wants to last one round or he wants to last three – I’m going to (expletive) him up. Never mind being in shape. I’m not thanking anybody for being here. Any promotion that has me, it’s lucky for them. No one’s kissing anyone’s asses. I’m just ready to fight and beat the (expletive) out of him.
Submitted May 20, 2009 3:05PM by MMAcca - 11 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
 
TUF 9 Finale: Martin Kampmann vs TJ Grant (UPDATED: Kampman Turns Fight Down)
(mmamania.com)
Former top middleweight contender Martin Kampmann (15-2) is in talks to tangle with UFC sophomore TJ Grant (14-2) in a welterweight match up at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 Finale at “The Pearl” at the Palms Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 20. Grant announced the bout earlier today via his Facebook page and MMAmania.com was able to independently confirm the announcement with Grant’s camp. Kampmann made his welterweight debut at UFC Fight Night 18: “Condit vs. Kampmann,” spoiling the Octagon debut of World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) Welterweight Champion and top-ranked 170-pound fighter Carlos Condit.
Submitted May 20, 2009 3:01PM by MMAcca - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Hughes Fans Should Be Encouraged
(bloodyelbow.com)
By news like this: “I’ve switched things up a little bit,” he says. “I went to a lot of training camps, went out a lot to different places and didn’t stay home near as much.” One of those outside camps visited by Hughes (42-7) was Greg Nelson’s Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, home to former and current UFC champions Sean Sherk, Dave Menne and Brock Lesnar.
Submitted May 20, 2009 2:58PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Miller's Time: No More Goofing Off For 'Mayhem'
(mmaweekly.com)
Jason “Mayhem” Miller says the days of monkeying around in the ring are done. A decision loss to submission ace Ronaldo “Jacare” de Souza in Dream’s Middleweight Grand Prix woke him up. The "Bully Beatdown" host realized his attitude was costing him fights.
Submitted May 20, 2009 2:56PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Dana White's UFC 98 Video Blog - Episodes 1 and 2
(demandmma.com)
Check out Dana White's video blogs as he meets up with fans during the midnight release of UFC 2009: Undisputed, and gets left an interesting message on the sidewalk. In the second video, Dana makes an appearance on the Opie and Anthony show, hangs out with Jimmy Fallon, and more.
Submitted May 20, 2009 1:27PM by BrutalKnockOut - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Kongo to step in for Heath
(mmabay.co.uk)
MMABay can EXCLUSIVELY reveal that Wolfslair MMA Academy trained heavyweight, Cheick Kongo, has agreed to step in for the injured Heath Herring at UFC 99 against Cain Velasquez.
Submitted May 20, 2009 7:25AM by Aaronno9 - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Adds Pyle As "Insurance" For 98
(mmajunkie.com)
Apparently UFC has some concerns about Chris Wilson, who is supposed to fight Brock larson Saturday at UFC 98. The concerns aren't clear, but UFC has signed Mike Pyle to a contract and he's been told to be ready to fight Saturday as an "insurance policy".
Submitted May 19, 2009 6:42PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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