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WEC 48 Preview: Urijah Faber - "I Want to Be Really Fast and Agile for This One"
Urijah Faber talks about his attempt to recapture the gold, fighting in other companies, and if UFC and WEC should merge. Video Interview
Submitted Apr 21, 2010 10:32AM by runningman08 - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC, Other Combat Sports, General MMA
Bellator's season-two debut and replay each earn top ratings for FSN
Bellator Fighting Championships' season-two debut event, Bellator 13, landed as FSN's highest-rated national program for both the live airing and Sunday night replay. Bellator officials released the ratings information today. Featuring tournament victories by UFC veteran Roger Huerta and DREAM import Joe Warren, Bellator 13 took place on April 8 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Full Article
Submitted Apr 21, 2010 10:28AM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
Herschel Walker Expects to Fight Again in 2010, Responds to White Criticism
MMA Fighting spoke to NFL legend turned MMA rookie Herschel Walker this past weekend at Strikeforce: Nashville about why he didn't end up fighting on the most recent CBS card, when he expects to fight again and Dana White's recent criticism over the amount media attention he has received. Short Article and Video
Submitted Apr 21, 2010 10:25AM by runningman08 - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Interviews, MMA Personalities, General MMA
Jake Ellenberger vs. John Howard set for Aug. 1 in Utah at UFC on Versus 2:
It looks like that grudge match with Anthony Johnson will have to wait for John Howard. The 27-year-old welterweight will be vying for his fifth UFC win when he takes on Jake Ellenberger Aug. 1 in Utah at UFC on Versus 2. According to Howard, the fight has been verbally agreed upon and should be made official soon. “I feel good about it. The guy’s a pretty good wrestler but all my career I’ve been fighting nothing but wrestlers so I think I’ll be ready,”said Howard. Full Article
MMA Top 10 Light Heavyweights: King Mo Makes List... Really?
The last few times I've posted my rankings of the Top 10 light heavyweights in mixed martial arts, I've heard from readers who insisted that I had Gegard Mousasi too low. It turns out I was ranking Mousasi too high, and not giving enough credit to the man who thoroughly whipped him on Saturday night, Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal. Like most MMA fans, I questioned whether Lawal was ready for a fighter of Mousasi's considerable talents. But in reality Lawal showed that he has incredible strength and great takedowns, and he makes my list of the sport's best light heavyweights, which is below. Would everyone agree with this list. I'm not so sure yet. Full Article and List
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 6:52PM by runningman08 - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce, General MMA, MMA Personalities
Dana White says Showtime runs Strikeforce, not Scott Coker; won't be worried about Strikeforce when they're off CBS
I'm telling you, man, I'm the one out there, hitting the pavement, beating the bricks, talking to all these guys. They don't know (crap) and they don't want to know (crap). They don't care... They (Strikeforce) are going to go away. Showtime (messed) that whole thing up. They'll go away. They'll be off CBS and I won't have to worry about them being so, you know, out in front. When something like that happens on CBS, people are going to hear about it. If they end up staying with (crappy)-ass Showtime, 200,000 people see it. I can live with that... Full Article
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 6:39PM by runningman08 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce, Interviews, General MMA
Joe Doerksen steps in for injured Tim Creduer to face Tom Lawlor at UFC 113
Joe Doerksen will step in on short notice to face Tom Lawlor in a middleweight matchup at the top of UFC 113's non-televised card. Sources close to the event today confirmed the change to MMAjunkie.com and said Lawlor's original opponent, Tim Credeur, has been forced to withdraw from the fight due to an undisclosed injury. UFC 113 takes place May 8 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and features a light heavyweight title rematch between current champ Lyoto Machida and challenger Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. Full Article
FightersOnly Inks Deal With Time Warner
Fighters Only Magazine, the world's biggest Mixed Martial Arts magazine, is set to dramatically expand its readership by signing an exclusive distribution deal with media powerhouse Time Warner. The partnership will allow Fighters Only to be represented at retail by a major force within the publishing industry. Time Warner Retail currently handles such titles as People Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Time Magazine. Full Article
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 4:55PM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
Shields Thinks No One Should Be Punished For Strikeforce Brawl.
Following the biggest win of his career, Jake Shields soon had another challenger in his face during his post-fight interview, and just seconds later mayhem literally erupted. Jason "Mayhem" Miller came into the cage immediately following Shields' win and challenged the middleweight champion to a rematch for a fight they had in November 2009 in which Shields defeated him by unanimous decision. "He came so fast out of nowhere, and just kind of bumped into me, the way he came up and said rematch, I just thought it was really rude. He got in my face, he bumped me, and interrupted in the middle of the interview," Shields told MMAWeekly Radio on Monday night. Full Article
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 4:52PM by runningman08 - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, General MMA, Interviews
UFC NEWS: B.J. Penn vs. Frankie Edgar 2 to headline UFC 118 in Boston
While there has been discussion of a rematch between B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar following their UFC 112 bout, the fight now appears to be set for this summer. Full Article
WEC's Shane Roller predicts quick finish of Anthony Njokuani at "Aldo vs. Faber"
While WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will put his belt on the line against top challenger Donald Cerrone at Saturday night's "Aldo vs. Faber" event, the next title challenger may also be decided at the event. Fellow top lightweights Shane Roller and Anthony Njokuani also meet on the evening's main card in a bout with near-certain title implications. And while Njokuani's three-straight "Knockout of the Night" performances have raised eyebrows, Roller said "The Assassin" won't be the only fighter looking to throw heavy leather. Full Article
Junior Assuncao vs. Luiz Azeredo official for "Worlds Collide: Mayorga vs. Thomas"
While a recent press-conference dust-up between main-eventers Ricardo Mayorga and Din Thomas has garnered headlines this past weekend, the upstart Shine Fights promotion remains busy filling out the card for its May 15 event. Today, the promotion announced that three-time UFC veteran Junior Assuncao meets Luiz Azeredo at "Worlds Collide: Mayorga vs. Thomas." "Worlds Collide: Mayorga vs. Thomas," the third card in Shine Fights' brief history, takes place Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C., and will be broadcast on pay-per-view. Entire Article
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 3:41PM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
Brett Rogers Questions Alistair Overeem's "Eastern Diet"
MMA Fighting spoke to Strikeforce heavyweight contender Brett Rogers this weekend about his upcoming title fight against Alistair Overeem on May 15. Rogers didn't hold back when discussing Overeem's lack of of title defenses over the last two years and Overeem's new and improved physique. To watch the interview click the link below.
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 1:56PM by runningman08 - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, General MMA, Interviews
UFC's Brian Stann dropping to middleweight, hopes to fight in July or August
Brian Stann is tired of being an undersized light heavyweight in a division full of heavier takedown artists. So, he's moving to middleweight. Stann, who today spoke to MMAjunkie.com from suburban Atlanta, said he "rolled the dice" against Phil Davis at UFC 109 but doesn't regret his decision to take a bad matchup on paper. But the reason he took the fight might surprise you. Click the link to read the rest.
Jason "Mayhem" Miller Apologizes For Post-Strikeforce Brawl
Strikeforce: Nashville had it's share of criticism after the events of Saturday night. Unfortunately, the fight card was overshadowed by the brawl between Jason "Mayhem" Miller and Jake Shields, Gilbert Melendez and the Diaz brothers. Late Sunday night, Miller posted an apology on his website and addressed the situation. Good move by Mayhem or is he being hung out to dry by SF? I think a question that needs to be asked after this is after the events of the other night would Dana still consider signing Sheilds? As defensive as he is of MMA and it's image, is it too big a risk to have Shields posse at events?
Submitted Apr 19, 2010 4:35AM by snakeplissken - 32 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities, Interviews, General MMA
Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship Announces 8-Man Open Weight GP
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- MMA Fighting recently spoke to Soheil Nemri, the promoter for upstart Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship, about the new promotion's inaugural event on May 14. Nemri broke the news to MMA Fighting that the event will host an eight-man open weight grand prix with a 1 million dirham purse (approximately $270,000) and will feature well-known names from around the MMA world, including veteran heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov.
Vince McMahon Trying To Get the UFC Banned
Sometimes the most intriguing wrestling news stories are broken or teased on the Wrestling Observer / Figure Four Online message boards. This is one such case, as UFC.com writer/German UFC commentator (and former German WWE commentator/marketing staffer/keeper of savage secrets) Oliver Copp let the news leak that Vince McMahon is attempting to sabotage UFC's expansion into key European markets in a thread about Dana White's recent ambition to hold an event at the newly opened largest domed stadium in the world, Cowboy Stadium in Dallas. Saw this on another forum and couldn't believe what I was reading so for all of you out there toi coment on.
Submitted Apr 8, 2010 6:34AM by snakeplissken - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Syntax Records featured in April issue of Fight Magazine
It’s not uncommon for those familiar with the Syntax Records brand to find hints of MMA intertwined both with the staff, and artists. In fact, some of the Syntax affiliates have been closely following the sport since before it was even called MMA. Thus making sense, that Fight Magazine contacted Syntax when they decided to do an article on independent music and MMA. They even mentioned Syntax as one of only three labels to have their logo make an appearance in the UFC Octagon. Hey, it's pretty exciting for us.
Submitted Apr 6, 2010 2:49PM by MaxOne - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC, Miscellaneous, General MMA
Forrest Griffin Versus Antonio Rogerio Nogueira In May Bout
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffen has announced a potential matchup with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira could take place as early as May. Forrest is coming off a split decision win over Tito Ortiz, but had suffered back to back losses before that bout, one of which came at the hands of Anderson Silva, one of Rogerio's training partners at Black House.
Matt Hughes: No Prediction, But I Think I Will Win
Matt Hughes is set to square off with his second Gracie family opponent at UFC 112. Hughes, who defeated hall of famer Royce Gracie at UFC 60 back in 2006, will get in the octagon with Royce's cousin Renzo this Saturday. When asked for a fight prediction Hughes declined, but almost immediately after stated "Yes I think I'm gonna win, if I didn't think I was gonna win I wouldn't have taken the fight."
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 8:44PM by miphi1991 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, General MMA, Interviews