“HELL BOY” HANSEN’S PURGATORY?
Most mixed martial arts fighters dream of scoring a contract to fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, sometimes top ten lightweight Joachim “Hellboy” Hansen (15-5-1) wants nothing more than to get out of his.
Thiago Alves -VS- Ryo Chonan at UFC 78
MMAweekly are rumoring this fight, it was already reported that Chonan has signed with the UFC and would most likely make his debut at this event, but with this rumored fight it must mean that he is cutting to 170
Andrei Arlovski a Guest Bouncer on Tomorrow’s “Jerry Springer Show”
UFC heavyweight Andrei Arlovski hasn’t fought since April — and he hasn’t been booked to fight anytime in the near future — but the former champ and Chicago-based fighter has gotten a gig in the interim: security detail for the “Jerry Springer Show.“
Arlovski was invited on the show as a guest bouncer for a show taping, and the 60-minute episode will air tomorrow.
UFC 76 Salaries: Chuck Liddell Earns $500,000; Jardine Gets $14,000
UFC 76 took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 22, and featured Keith Jardine’s upset split-decision victory over Chuck Liddell. Jardine earned $14,000 for the victory, and Liddell earned $500,000 in defeat.
Other top paydays included Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, who earned $150,000 — $106,000 more than Forrest Griffin, who submitted him in the third round. Additionally, Lyoto Machida earned $50,000 for a victory over Kazuhiro Nakamura ($20,000).
The full amounts included:
Keith Jardine ($14,000) def. Chuck Liddell ($500,000)
Forrest Griffin ($44,000) def. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua ($150,000)
Jon Fitch ($44,000) def. Diego Sanchez ($22,000)
Lyoto Machida ($50,000) def. Kazuhiro Nakamura ($20,000)
Tyson Griffin ($24,000) def. Thiago Tavares ($9,000)
Rich Clementi ($24,000) def. Anthony Johnson ($5,000)
Jeremy Stephens ($6,000) def. Diego Saraiva ($3,000)
Christian Wellisch ($14,000) def. Scott Junk ($4,000)
Matt Wiman ($16,000) def. Michihiro Omigawa ($5,000
The Price of (In)Experience
At a news conference two days before his UFC 76 fight against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Forrest Griffin (Pictures) explained how he had inserted himself into a showdown with the man considered the best light heavyweight in the world:
"We're thinking about you and [Ryoto] Machida on Sept. 22," UFC matchmaker Joe Silva had said to him.
Griffin VS Silva?
Coming off of the biggest win in his career – a victory over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 76 in Anaheim, Calif. on Saturday night – Forrest Griffin is already being asked about his next opponent and when he can be expected to appear in the Octagon again.
IFL Goes Live in November
The International Fight League and its broadcast network-television broadcast partner MyNetworkTV announced Tuesday that one hour of the Nov. 3 World Grand Prix semifinals will be aired live at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT/MT), marking the first time mixed martial arts will be shown live in prime time on broadcast television.
Sergei Kharitonov TV Appearance and New Interview.
Watch it here its Hiliarious:
Rough translation on the interview:
On september 17 Sergei avenged his loss to Alistair Overeem, when he returned home he gave an interview to his fans on his official website.
Sergey, for what team/camp you now represent? Golden Glory, Russian Top Team, Club Volk Han?
Kharitonov: Now my manager is Bass of buna, the manager of command Golden Glory, and I continue to be trained with the Russian command. Here good champions and strikers, me everything arranges.
Sergei says he is happy with his win over Alistair but his fight will be better in the future.
Will Sergei only compete in K1 Stand up fights in the near future?
Kharitonov: These will be combat in HEROS. To the new year it is planned to conduct 2 additional tournaments and possibly I will come out on them. Is probability that I will fight at the tournament in Korea.
Sergei says he will move to Amsterdam to train.
Does your younger brother Anatoly plan to start with mma too?
Kharitonov: Thus far I do not know, such plans exist, but here it will come out or not, future will show.
Is there any fighter in MMA that he would like to fight?
Kharitonov: I is ready to fight with any but first in this list is Fedor Emelianenko.
Does he like to play any video or computer games, which ones?
kharitonov: It is rare, but neatly (laughs). im not a big fan of computer games, but it occurs you will sit down at the computer and cannot be detached. I love games of the type DOOM.
You have idols?
Kharitonov: Idols, idols. Looking in what region, if in the boxing, then this is certain cluster Jones, Artur To gatti. If we take army, then there its priorities.
(****** up translation I know)
What type of food does he like?
Kharitonov: Anything, as of lately its been Japanese, (he says he like Ukrainian food and mentions his wife is ukrainian)
Which are his favorite athletes in MMA?
Kharitonov: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. It causes in me most of all of sympathies and respect. Moreover not only as soldier, but also as men. Even in different soldiers some of their features please themselves me. In Mirko and Nogueira their calmness and composure. In Fedor his diligence, it champion not simply so, but because it precisely ploughs on the trainings. In Mark Coleman pleases itself that it precisely soldier on the life, to it it is already more than forty years, and it continues to leave to the ring.
Which is his favorite fight in MMA? and which of his own fights is he most proud of?
I have many and its hard to pick just one. Well here for example battle Mirko vs Nogueira where the Brazilian conquered due to his nature and composure. Despite the fact that Nogueira napropuskal much by impact, he waited moment and knew how to conduct painful method.
(His own favorite fight) Pedro Rizzo. I was then in the splendid form and entire battle was conducted on one respiration. Are still memorable combat with Schilts, Nogueira.
Thanks for the interview, we desire to you new victories both in the ring and in the life.
Kharitonov: Thanks to my fans for the support! I will try them and to further gladden by my victories.
Original link to the interview in russian:
Liddell's Retirement? A Load of Crap
Chuck Liddell lost his second straight bout this weekend at UFC 76 to the always tough Keith Jardine. Jardine, always known as a veteran mid-tier fighter, put on a show for the crowd that literally shocked the MMA world.
The Fallout of Knockout: Inside UFC 76’s Upsets
The real spelling of disarray: light heavyweight. After crowning an uncontested king in Quinton Jackson, two weeks later Keith Jardine and Forrest Griffin sent unofficial number one contenders Chuck Liddell and “Shogun” Rua into a downward spiral, taking the division down with them. What does the UFC do now?
The Truth About Pride And The UFC
Among the MMA intelligentsia, no topic continues to stir emotions
like the respective quality of fighters from Pride and UFC. Two days
after one of the finest top-to-bottom cards in UFC history, popular
message boards are showing about the same number of threads featuring
the word, “Pride,” as the word, “Griffin.”