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Josh Koscheck Says He Would Accept TUF 12 Coaching Job
(mmaweekly.com)
Going home again. That could be the theme of “The "Ultimate Fighter Season 12” for Josh Koscheck if he is indeed chosen as a coach for the next season of the popular Spike TV reality show. The American Kickboxing Academy welterweight got his start on the show five years ago, and if rumors stand true, the winner of the upcoming fight between Koscheck and British fighter Paul Daley could determine who will coach opposite UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Full Article
Submitted Apr 29, 2010 1:59PM by runningman08 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Interviews
 
Machida still feels he won UFC 104 bout, thinks rematch with "Shogun" will be more exciting
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida's first meeting with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 104 re-ignited a long running debate on judging and scoring in MMA. The 31-year-old Machida hopes their rematch on May 8 isn't grist for that mill. "We're both a lot more familiar with each other than we were the first time we met," Machida said through his manager Ed Soares' translation during a conference call promoting his UFC 113 headlining rematch with Rua. "So I think it just makes all that much greater for a better fight this time around." Full Article
Submitted Apr 29, 2010 1:55PM by runningman08 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
CSAC: "WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber" draws 12,555 for gate of $792,640
(mmajunkie.com)
While WEC 48's official attendance and gate revenue figures fell short of the promotion's initial estimates, the event was still an unqualified success. The California State Athletic Commission today released a final report on the event and said 12,555 paid attendees packed the ARCO Arena this past Saturday to watch current featherweight champ Jose Aldo take on hometown favorite and former champ Urijah Faber. The event produced a total of $792,640 in gate receipts, an average cost of $63.13 per ticket issued. Full Article
Submitted Apr 28, 2010 5:13PM by runningman08 - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC, General MMA, UFC
 
Loiseau Granted License, But Will Not Fight At UFC 113.
(mmaweekly.com)
After a tumultuous week for David "The Crow" Loiseau, the situation with the commission in Quebec has been resolved, and he has received his license to fight, but it's too late as the UFC has already filled his spot on the card with another fighter. Full Article
Submitted Apr 28, 2010 1:27PM by runningman08 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
WEC officials still mum on pay-per-view future, plan five more 2010 cards on Versus
(mmajunkie.com)
The WEC took a major risk with this past weekend's "WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber" event. Company officials obviously had the unenviable challenge of trying to determine the best way to do the unthinkable: convince consumers to pay for a product they were used to receiving for free. Initial estimates from various media outlets have suggested WEC 48 did between 150,000-200,000 buys, though WEC officials have declined to comment on the subject. Nevertheless, it's back to Versus in June for the first of five more 2010 fight cards, and UFC/WEC president Dana White said it will be business as usual. Full Article
Submitted Apr 28, 2010 1:22PM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC, UFC, General MMA
 
Bellator Fighting Championships hosts open tryout on May 4 in Boston area
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator Fighting Championships is once again hitting the streets to find the next up-and-coming mixed martial artist. The Chicago-based promotion today announced it will hold an open tryout in the Boston area on Tuesday, May 4, in an effort to secure new talent for the promotion's third season, which takes place in late 2010. Fighters in all weight classes are invited to attend – both male and female. Full Article
Submitted Apr 28, 2010 12:36PM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Alistair Overeem will be subject to strict Olympic-style drug testing for Brett Rogers fight
(mmamania.com)
Pro Fight Network's Chris Greenman recently did a interview with Brett Rogers and his manager talking about Brett's preparation for the Overeem fight coming up at StrikeForce Heavy Artillery. Brett talks about moving fight camps and the benefits that come from it. Also in the interview Brett and his manager mention that for the upcoming fight Overeem will be subject to strict Olympic-style drug testing. Please excuse Chris Greenman's one-sided interviewing techniques. To watch the video interview click
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 11:43PM by runningman08 - 7 comments
Filed under: Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities, StrikeForce
 
"UFC Undisputed 2010" full roster revealed; demo set for April 29 release
(mmajunkie.com)
A little less than one month before it officially hits retailer's shelves, THQ and the Ultimate Fighting Championship are releasing a demo for the highly anticipated "UFC Undisputed 2010." The videogame teaser, which will be available for download this Thursday, April 29, will feature four fighters – all light heavyweights – including champion Lyoto Machida and challengers Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Rashad Evans and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable consoles, "UFC Undisputed 2010" is set for a May 25 release. Full Article
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 8:09PM by runningman08 - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Fans invited to Wednesday's Bellator 16 weigh-ins/press conference in Kansas City
(mmajunkie.com)
Fans are invited to attend Wednesday's official fighter weigh-ins and joint press conference for Bellator 16. The fan and media event takes place Wednesday at the Kansas City Live! stage at the Kansas City Power & Light District and begins at 8 p.m. CT (local time). The Kansas City Power & Light District also hosts Thursday's Bellator 16 event, which features a televised main card of four opening-round middleweight tournament bouts. The event airs live on FOX Sports Net. Full Article
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 7:45PM by runningman08 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
WEC 48 ratings: "Aldo vs. Faber Prelims" draws 1 million viewers to Spike TV
(mmajunkie.com)
Spike TV's two-fight preliminary card broadcast of this past weekend's WEC 48 event drew an average audience of 1 million viewers, according to Spike TV officials. The broadcast was the debut of the WEC on Spike TV, though the fight promotion's brand was completely removed for the event. "Aldo vs. Faber Prelims" served as a teaser for the evening's pay-per-view broadcast. The one-hour broadcast featured a highly entertaining matchup between featherweights Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung, as well as a lightweight contest between Anthony Pettis and Alex Karalexis. Full Article
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 6:04PM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Quebec denies David Loiseau license to fight John Salter at UFC 113 in Montreal
(thescore.com)
LAS VEGAS - Montreal middleweight David (The Crow) Loiseau's return to the UFC did not last long. A source confirmed Monday that the mixed martial arts fighter was replacing the injured Nick (The New Jersey Devil) Catone at UFC 113 on May 8 in Montreal. But later Monday, the source said Loiseau was off the card, adding the reversal had to do with the local athletic commission. Full Article
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 2:18PM by runningman08 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Joe Doerksen, Tim Hague official for UFC 113; David Loiseau's status uncertain
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of late replacements for May's "UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun II" event are now official for the evening's fight card, though a third slot still remains unfilled. The world's largest MMA organization today announced two contests previously reported by MMAjunkie.com, as Joe Doerksen faces Tom Lawlor, while Tim Hague meets Joey Beltran. UFC veteran David Loiseau, who was contacted to face John Salter at UFC 113, has yet to be officially announced by the organization, and there appears to be come concern as to whether he'll be allowed to compete. Full Article
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 2:09PM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Heavyweights Brendan Schaub and Chris Tuchscherer meet at UFC 116
(mmajunkie.com)
"The Ulitmate Fighter 10" runner-up Brendan Schaub meets fellow heavyweight Chris Tuchscherer in July at UFC 116. At least one competitor has signed a bout agreement for the July 3 fight, a source close to the event told MMAjunkie.com. MMA reporter Joe Ferraro first reported the possibility of the fight on Twitter. UFC 116 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and airs on pay-per-view. Full Article
Submitted Apr 26, 2010 1:43PM by runningman08 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Nate Marquardt takes on Alessio Sakara on UFC 116 main card in July
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between Nate Marquardt and Alessio Sakara will be part of UFC 116. A source close to one of the competitors told MMAjunkie.com that bout agreements are in the process of being finalized and that the fight will be part of the night's televised main card. MMA reporter Joe Ferraro first reported the possibility of the fight on Twitter. UFC 116 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and airs on pay-per-view. Full Article
Submitted Apr 26, 2010 1:41PM by runningman08 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White OK with WEC champ Jose Aldo's non-finish, open to 135-pound and UFC bids
(mmajunkie.com)
WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo's first title defense wasn't exactly a nail-biter. But it didn't come close to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva's much-maligned UFC 112 performance, said UFC president Dana White. The UFC figurehead conceded a finish would have been nice, though. After a night filled with barnburners, Aldo's decision win ended WEC 48 on a conservative note. "Obviously the main event is always the big topper," White said of Aldo's fight with Urijah Faber. "I think [Aldo] could have finished that fight. I think he was being very – I'll call it extremely cautious." Full Article
Submitted Apr 25, 2010 4:09PM by runningman08 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White says WEC 48's Mike Brown battling personal problems
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Former WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown is back to the drawing board after his second consecutive loss, which came to Manny Gamburyan Saturday at WEC 48. And though Brown asked to return to the cage as quickly as possible after losing his WEC belt to Jose Aldo this past November, UFC president Dana White learned the former champion is wrestling with personal demons that took a sizable chunk off his training time for this weekend's fight. The people who tipped him off might surprise you. Full Article
Submitted Apr 25, 2010 2:06PM by runningman08 - 7 comments
Filed under: WEC, General MMA, UFC, MMA Personalities
 
White reveals that Versus, Spike TV agreements reason for brandless fight card
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After several days avoiding the question to the best of his ability, UFC president Dana White finally revealed the true reason "Aldo vs. Faber" was held without any brand connection to the WEC. TV exposure. "[The WEC and UFC] are two different brands on two different networks," White said. "Even though they're owned by the same company, they're two different brands owned by the same company. The networks aren't going to let us do it." Full Article
Submitted Apr 25, 2010 1:24PM by runningman08 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Despite recent antics, Anderson Silva will headline UFC 117 says Dana White
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Despite UFC president Dana White's threats in Abu Dhabi earlier this month, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will not be fighting on the preliminary card of a UFC event any time soon. In fact, he'll actually be in the main event. Following Saturday night's "Aldo vs. Faber" post-event press conference, White told a small group of reporters that the upcoming Silva vs. Chael Sonnen fight at UFC 117 in Oakland, Calif., would serve as the night's featured contest. Full Article
Submitted Apr 25, 2010 4:17AM by runningman08 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
WEC 48 bonuses: Gamburyan, Henderson, Garcia and Jung earn record $65K awards
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Manny Gamburyan, Benson Henderson, Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung each earned $65,000 bonuses – the largest in World Extreme Cagefighting history – for their performances at Saturday's "WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber" event. Gamburyan earned the "Knockout of the Night" award, Henderson picked up the "Submission of the Night" bonus, and Garcia and Jung earned "Fight of the Night" honors. MMAjunkie.com learned of the winners and bonus amounts in the night's post-fight press conference. Full Article
Submitted Apr 25, 2010 4:15AM by runningman08 - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC, General MMA, UFC, MMA Personalities
 
"Aldo vs. Faber" sets WEC records with 14,144 fans and $1 million live gate
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Former WEC champion Urijah Faber fell short in his quest to dethrone surging champion Jose Aldo at Saturday night's "Aldo vs. Faber" event, but "The California Kid" helped deliver another successful live gate in his home town of Sacramento, Calif. According to UFC and WEC president Dana White, the event, informally known as WEC 48, drew 14,144 fans to ARCO Arena, a figure that netted a gate of $1 million. If the numbers hold true when verified later this week by the California State Athletic Commission, each figure is a new WEC record. Full Article
Submitted Apr 25, 2010 4:12AM by runningman08 - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC, UFC, General MMA
 
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