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September 2007 MMA News Archive

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Renato “Babalu” Sobral Signs With Strikeforce
(mmajunkie.com)
Renato “Babalu” Sobral, who was fined $25,000 and released from the UFC after refusing to break a chokehold on opponent David Heath at UFC 74, has signed with the California-Based Strikeforce organization.
Submitted Sep 30, 2007 1:46PM by aznteabagger - 9 comments
 
Mirko CroCop To Undergo Nose Surgery
(mmanews.com)
Mirko Filipovic was yesterday quite stunned, but it was not because of some punch, it was because of anesthetic.
Submitted Sep 29, 2007 8:39PM by zephead - 12 comments
 
Ultimate Fighter 6, Episode 2 Rating Drops Quite A Bit
(prowrestling.com)
The Ultimate Fighter 6, episode two UFC reality show which aired on Spike TV this past Wednesday, September 26, 2007 scored a final cable rating of 1.0, according to Nielsen Media Research. That is a huge drop off from the premiere episode the week prior, which drew a 1.5 - large in part due to the live Ultimate Fight Night lead-in.
Submitted Sep 29, 2007 8:23PM by Sam_Rothstein - 17 comments
 
Houston Alexander Interview: “My Ground Game Is Just As Good As Anyone In the UFC.”
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with overnight UFC sensation, Houston Alexander yesterday. Just talking to Houston, you get the feeling that he feels blessed just to be in the situation that he’s in right now with the UFC.
Submitted Sep 29, 2007 11:45AM by zephead - 17 comments
 
Verdict Is In — Lightweights Are More Thrilling
(msnbc.msn.com)
It’s becoming clearer that, just as in boxing, the smaller guys in the lighter weight divisions can steal a show quicker then you can say Jack-be-quick.
Submitted Sep 29, 2007 11:42AM by zephead - 10 comments
 
Yahoo's! Sports MMA Top 10: September shakeup
(sports.yahoo.com)
This time last month, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua was No. 2 in the Yahoo! Sports mixed martial arts poll. Now he's nowhere to be found among the Top 10.
Submitted Sep 29, 2007 11:36AM by zephead - 2 comments
 
Coughlin On the PRIDE vs. UFC "Battle"
(f4wonline.com)
Following Forrest Griffin’s surprising third round submission of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, much of the talk in the MMA world has once again centered around the question of which promotion was better, that is, which company had better fighters: PRIDE or the UFC. As far as pointless debates go, this is a good one.
Submitted Sep 29, 2007 11:33AM by zephead - 15 comments
 
Strikeforce Sneak Peak: Five Classic Bouts from Yahoo! Sports
(mmajunkie.com)
LOS ANGELES — On the eve of a first-of-its-kind event at the Playboy Mansion, Strikeforce today released five, full-length classic fights that are now available at MMAjunkie.com partner site Yahoo! Sports. To whet your appetites for tomorrow’s event, check out these fights from Yahoo! Sports and Strikeforce: Daniel Puder vs. Mike Cook — Strikeforce Triple Threat (Dec. 8, 2006) Ronald Jhun vs. Eugene Jackson — Strikeforce Triple Threat (Dec. 8, 2006) Josh Thomson vs. Nam Phan — Strikeforce Triple Threat (Dec. 8, 2006) Gilbert Melendez vs. Clay Guida — Strikeforce Revenge (June 6, 2006) Mike Seal vs. Eugene Jackson — Strikeforce Revenge (June 6, 2006)
Submitted Sep 29, 2007 1:11AM by Sam_Rothstein - 2 comments
 
Fedor talks UFC, Randy Couture
(ufcmania.com)
“As far as I know, [the UFC] give me Randy Couture, so there is talk about a match against this fighter. I respect Randy very much. Of course, to be honest, I would not want to fight him because I really admire this fighter, and we could have become friends. Oh well, a fight is a fight, and if they put us against each other, . As far as fighting in the UFC goes, I think I’ll have to fight him, I won’t have a lot of problems as far as cage is concerned.”
Submitted Sep 28, 2007 6:12PM by aznteabagger - 21 comments
 
2008 A Le Banner Year?
(mmaweekly.com)
K-1 standout Jerome Le Banner has a lot going on in the coming months and 2008. On Saturday, Sept. 29, he returns to the ring in the K-1 Eliminations in Seoul, South Korea. He will also appear in three movies, has launched a new website, and has an online video game
Submitted Sep 28, 2007 6:09PM by aznteabagger - 6 comments
 
Keith Jardine: ‘More excited’ to beat Griffin than Liddell
(msn.foxsports.com)
“I think (beating) Forrest [Griffin], I was a lot more excited. It was a knockout finish. After this fight [with Chuck Liddell], I wasn’t running around. I was physically exhausted.” – Keith Jardine talks about his split-decision win over former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell at UFC 76: “Knockout” on September 22. “The Dean of Mean” also mentions that he wants a crack at the current 205-pound titleholder, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, in early 2008. And if he can’t get that bout he’ll rematch Houston Alexander because “that fight should happen.” Story at : Source :
Submitted Sep 28, 2007 3:33PM by buckndro - 9 comments
 
Report: Din Thomas out up to four months with serious knee injury
(mmaweekly.com)
Lightweight veteran Din Thomas will be on the shelf for possibly up to four months because of the knee injury he suffered in his first round submission loss to Kenny Florian during the UFC Fight Night 11 main event, according to source
Submitted Sep 28, 2007 3:27PM by buckndro - 2 comments
 
UFC 78: Tito Ortiz vs. Dan Henderson?
(ufcmania.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz (15-5-1) will face Dan Henderson (22-6) — not Rashad Evans — at UFC 78 on November 17 in Newark, N.J., according to a TAGG Radio report today.
Submitted Sep 28, 2007 3:08PM by szucconi - 41 comments
 
Renzo Gracie trains crown prince of Abu Dhabi.
(sports.espn.go.com)
, by Ryan Hockensmith, for ESPN the Magazine.
Submitted Sep 28, 2007 12:51PM by AchillesHeel - 9 comments
 
Kazuhiro Nakamura Will Appeal UFC 76 Drug Suspension
(mmajunkie.com)

The management team for Kazuhiro Nakamura, a longtime PRIDE Fighting Championships fighter who failed a UFC 76 drug test due to marijuana, plans to fight the charge on the grounds that California State Athletic Commission officials botched the drug test — and other medical tests.
Submitted Sep 28, 2007 9:47AM by CornishMMA - 2 comments
 
Din Thomas Recovering, Wants Rematch With Kenny Florian
(mmajunkie.com)
In the mean time, “The Ultimate Fighter 4” cast member and nine-year MMA veteran has already begin the campaign for a rematch with Florian. Their main-event bout ended prematurely when Thomas shot for a takedown and suffered an injury as cartilage broke off and lodged in the fighter’s knee, causing the immobility. Florian ultimately finished the fight with a rear-naked choke at 4:31 of the first round. On Tuesday MMAjunkie.com reported that Florian, who had fought for the third time in just fives months, plans to take some time off and won’t compete again in 2007.
Submitted Sep 28, 2007 4:48AM by Sam_Rothstein - 6 comments
 
Chuck Liddell not Retiring
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite what former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell told UFC President Dana White after his loss to Keith Jardine at UFC 76, Liddell’s trainer, John Hackleman, says his fighter will not be retiring anytime soon.
Submitted Sep 27, 2007 5:51PM by aznteabagger - 9 comments
 
“Shogun” Entered UFC 76 Fight With Knee Damage; Out Until Early 2008
(mmajunkie.com)
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, a top-ranked light heavyweight who made an unsuccessful Octagon debut against Forrest Griffin this past weekend, entered the fight with ligament damage in his knee.
Submitted Sep 27, 2007 5:50PM by aznteabagger - 27 comments
 
Genetik Smack-Down
(media.www.arbiteronline.com)
“Some are born to build, to discover, to heal; and there are those born to fight.” These are the first words found on the website twistedgenetiks.com - a website created by three former Boise State wrestlers that are dedicating their lives to an industry whose once violent image is quickly becoming one of respect and admiration.
Submitted Sep 27, 2007 2:34PM by zephead - 4 comments
 
UFC's Rich Franklin Visits Lejeune
(usmc.mil)
A warrior from Ultimate Fighting Championship’s famous octagon paid a friendly visit to warriors of the battlefield here Sept. 22.
Submitted Sep 27, 2007 2:32PM by zephead - 5 comments
 
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