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Maiquel Falcão: Gerald Harris tapped, three different times
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Erik Engelhart: Did everything go like you had planned for your debut on UFC? Maiquel Falcão: The most important thing was my victory, but according to the game plan we’ve set, which was to hit so I could keep myself standing, I thought it was a good fight, despite I know I could’ve hit him more. I trained wrestling a lot to defend the takedowns and thanks God I was successful, here at Chute Boxe we are well assisted on wrestling and I have some experience on the modality, I’ve been joining some competitions. EE: Did the fact that the referee did a huge mistake on the first round, finishing the fight before the regular time, disturbed you? MF: It didn’t disturbed me because he (Gerald) said many stupid things to me, said he’d beat me easily, so I kind of liked it so I could punish him even more and I could make his suffering last longer.
Submitted Nov 24, 2010 2:14PM by emfleek - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Sonnen Has Been Undergoing Hormone Replacement Therapy For at Least the Past Year and Assumed CSAC Knew
(cagepotato.com)
According to the story, Sonnen has been undergoing hormone replacement therapy since before his fight with Yushin Okami, which he reported to and was given clearance to fight by the California State Athletic Commission prior to the the bout. Because it is a permanent treatment Sonnen allegedly assumed his doctor prescribed required testosterone treatment would be on file, and thus never re-reported it to the commission. Testosterone levels can drop off for various reasons, including age, hereditary reasons or because of stress the endocrine system is due to a number of variables, not limited to repeated weight fluctuation and dehydration caused by weight cutting. ... ...
Submitted Nov 19, 2010 12:25AM by MMA-San - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Stefan Struve plans to bulk up to 290 pounds before rematching Roy Nelson and Junior dos Santos
(mmabay.co.uk)
UFC heavyweight skyscraper, Stefan Struve has been speaking about his goal of bulking up over the next couple of years to a massive 290 pounds before rematching the two men to defeat him inside the octagon, Roy Nelson and Junior dos Santos. Speaking via Fighters Only Magazine, Struve said: “Well, I only turned 21 a few days before the fight. I was at 235 I believe and if you see these guys running round, well.. Dos Santos is a beast. I need more muscle and more power, but that will come in the next couple of years. I would like to have a rematch with Roy and Dos Santos at some point in my career to see if I did improve. I am pretty sure I did. I want to go up to 290 to see what trouble I give them. Right now I weigh 255 so its going good.”
Submitted Nov 16, 2010 3:54PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Interviews
 
Art 'One Glove' Jimmerson Finds an Unexpected Home with the UFC
(mmafighting.com)
If you ask Art Jimmerson now, he'll admit that he never thought the UFC would still be around nearly two decades from the night he stepped into the Octagon for the first and last time. He certainly never thought that, seventeen years after his short, but memorable bout with Royce Gracie at UFC 1, he'd be teaching boxing at a UFC gym in Rosemead, Calif. And yet here he is, now 47 years old and retired from boxing, sitting on some heavy bags next to a cage not so unlike the one he saw for the first time, along with the American public, in November of 1993...
Submitted Nov 2, 2010 1:48PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Shinya Aoki: BJ Penn Didn't Lose; Wrestlers Have No Risk
(mmafighting.com)
"I am really a huge fan of BJ Penn, he is one of my favorite fighters. He lost by decision. When we look at martial arts in it's most extreme form, we need to win by submission or knockout. In that sense, he didn't lose. He lost that fight but he is still 'the man'. He is still my favorite fighter."
Submitted Sep 11, 2010 4:51PM by BigIP - 19 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
New York Assemblyman Bob Reilly explains anti-MMA stance on HDNet's 'Inside MMA' (Video)
(mmamania.com)
Bob Reilly explains his view of MMA and why he is strongly opposed to it being legal.
Submitted Sep 4, 2010 11:04AM by SmileR - 7 comments
Filed under: Interviews, Miscellaneous
 
Overeem receptive to Emelianenlo fight and drug testing, but conditions apply
(mmajunkie.com)
Alistair Overeem thinks it's a little fishy that Fedor Emelianenko is suddenly clamoring for a fight with him. Emelianenko's reps at M-1 Global made headlines this week by announcing the Russian heavyweight wants a year-end meeting Overeem – and not Fabricio Werdum, who submitted him Emelianenko back in June. But Overeem, Strikeforce's current heavyweight champion, contends M-1 is playing "tricks" with the public to cut in line for a crack at his belt.
Submitted Aug 27, 2010 2:00AM by telnights - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, M-1 Global, K-1 / K-1 Hero's, Interviews
 
Backstage With Ed Soares
(mmafighting.com)
Ariel Helwani interviews Ed Soares one of the most recognizable and influential managers in mixed martial arts. With a stable of fighters that includes the likes of Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, Jose Aldo, Junior dos Santos and the Nogueira brothers, Soares has quickly put together one of the most impressive list of clients in the entire sport.
Submitted Aug 17, 2010 6:27PM by telnights - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Following first UFC win, Takanori Gomi admits he even doubted himself
(mmajunkie.com)
SAN DIEGO – Despite Takanori Gomi's relatively young age of just 31, many MMA observers had already declared the Japanese superstar's career as an elite fighter over. Five years removed from his vintage form in PRIDE's glory days, Gomi (32-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC) looked downright sluggish in a March loss to Kenny Florian – "The Fireball Kid's" debut in the UFC. But at Sunday night's UFC on Versus 2 event, Gomi needed just 64 seconds to silence the critics. Of course, if you were among those that counted Gomi out, fear not. He wasn't so sure either.
Submitted Aug 2, 2010 11:06AM by emfleek - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Ref Josh Rosenthal Explains Why He Didn't Stop Lesnar-Carwin
(mmafighting.com)
In the days since Brock Lesnar came back from being absolutely brutalized in the first round of his fight with Shane Carwin to winning the fight in the second, some have questioned whether referee Josh Rosenthal should have ever permitted the fight to get out of the first round, or whether Rosenthal should have stopped the fight and given Carwin a first-round technical knockout win.
Submitted Jul 9, 2010 2:35PM by emfleek - 24 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews, MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Canadian Authorities Questioned CroCop About War Crimes
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic has revealed how Canadian immigration officials subjected him to intensive questioning during his first two days in the country. They wanted to know if he was involved in any war crimes during his military service when the former Yugoslavia descended into civil war in the mid-1990s. Filipovic was with a Croatian unit from 1993-4 and Canadian officials were interested to see if he could give them any information about certain military figures of interest to the international community for war crimes and human rights violations...
Submitted Jun 15, 2010 12:48AM by grappler0000 - 83 comments
Filed under: Interviews, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Trainer Duke Roufus wants all focus on UFC 115's Pat Barry
(mmajunkie.com)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Getting kicked by UFC heavyweight Pat Barry on daily basis sucks. Getting kicked by Pat Barry while holding pads from the Reagan era really, really sucks. Jeff "Duke" Roufus, Barry's trainer, found himself in that position today at an open workout promoting Barry's fight with Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic this Saturday at UFC 115. Delta Airlines lost the luggage containing his gear on the flight into Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and he had to ask UFC welterweight Claude Patrick's trainer for an extra pair of kick pads and hand mitts. Roufus, a former K-1 kickboxer, has his regular kick pads made special in Thailand. They're packed to the gills with extra padding, which is perfect for absorbing the shock of shins traveling 80 miles per hour.
Submitted Jun 10, 2010 9:23AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Rory MacDonald: This Is Perfect Time For Me to Be Fighting Condit
(mmafighting.com)
Rory MacDonald is no stranger to fighting opponents older and more experienced than he is. So if you were to ask the 20-year-old if it's too soon to face a guy like final WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit in only his second UFC fight, he'll tell you it only feels natural. "I think is kind of like the perfect time for me to be fighting Carlos Condit," MacDonald told MMAFighting.com. "My career's been progressive every fight, progressing, progressing, progressing and I think this is the natural course for me to be fighting Carlos."
Submitted Jun 8, 2010 9:35AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Pat Barry: It'll Be Difficult to Separate Cro Cop Fight From Any Other Fight
(mmafighting.com)
There's a thing called respect for an opponent, and then there's admiration. UFC heavyweight Pat Barry will have to figure out where he draws the line when he steps in the cage against one of his idols, Mirko Cro Cop, this Saturday at UFC 115. "Like the reason why there are guys like me with the level of fighting that I have in MMA nowadays is because of him, is because of him solely," Barry said on a recent media call. "I put the blame on him. He caused the rest of us to evolve. So is it difficult to separate star-struckness like from -- it being a regular fight? ... Absolutely."
Submitted Jun 7, 2010 4:09PM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Chuck Liddell Plans to KO Rich Franklin, Wants Tito Ortiz in Return From Surgery
(mmafighting.com)
After nearly 14 months away from fighting and a series of camps designed to bring him back in pristine condition, legendary UFC star Chuck Liddell is set to return to the octagon at UFC 115 in Vancouver. Though Liddell (21-7) returned with the expectation of fighting Tito Ortiz at the conclusion of the currently airing season of The Ultimate Fighter, an injury knocked Ortiz out, leaving an opening filled by former middleweight champion Rich Franklin. In an interview with MMA Fighting, the 40-year-old Liddell spoke about the Ortiz fallout, facing Franklin, changing his lifestyle and whether his June 12 fight is a must-win affair.
Submitted Jun 4, 2010 11:28AM by emfleek - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
DANA WHITE: "If you don’t like it, and you’re not into it, f*** it—don’t watch it"
(weeklyseven.com)
Everybody has an opinion on Dana White. Just bring up his name next time you are out on the town and see what happens. “Guy’s an idiot,” “ignorant loudmouth,” “super nice guy,” “one of the most real people in Vegas,” “totally down to earth” and the age-old classic, “asshole.” Those are just a few samples from people I encountered in the run-up to this interview, but one conclusion is clear: The jury is all over the place, except in the middle. That’s one area in which you’ll never find an opinion about the UFC alpha male. That’s because whatever he does or says, he’s all in. Maybe that’s why he recently made the list of 2010’s most influential people in both Time and Esquire.
Submitted May 28, 2010 9:47AM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
DANA WHITE: "We're probably going to end up doing 100 fights a year."
(mmaweekly.com)
The UFC’s global expansion has been a goal of the promotion for several years. Stretching out into England, German, Australia, and many other areas has kept everyone in the industry on their toes, and now with a Canadian office opening, more expansion is on the way. UFC president Dana White told MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday in Toronto that they would be "aggressive" and increasing the number of shows they do might be the first step in that.
Submitted May 28, 2010 9:44AM by emfleek - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Manager Shu Hirata Criticizes Shinya Aoki, Talks State of Japanese MMA
(mmafighting.com)
Shu Hirata is the manager for some of Japan's most successful MMA fighters. Takeya Mizugaki, Yoshiyuki Yoshida and many more Japanese fighters fight under Hirata's management. But since the demise of PRIDE FC in 2007, many have begun to question the level of Japanese MMA and Japanese fighters. It is Hirata's job to bring Japanese fighters to the West and to help them be successful. He is better at his job than anyone else. In this MMAFighting.com exclusive interview, Hirata sheds light on the problems with Japanese MMA, the failure of Shinya Aoki and the future of the sport in Japan.
Submitted May 14, 2010 7:09AM by Jshep714 - 3 comments
Filed under: Interviews, StrikeForce, Dream
 
After disappointing loss, Luiz Cane promises striking transformation at UFC 114
(mmajunkie.com)
When Luiz Cane was destroyed by Antonio Rogerio Nogueira this past November at UFC 106, no one was more shocked by the result than "Banha," himself. His lone prior loss was via disqualification after blasting James Irvin with an illegal knee at UFC 79 in December 2007. But Nogueira outstruck the brawling Cane and earned a TKO in just 1:56. With Cane now scheduled to face French striker Cyrille Diabate at UFC 114 in May, the Brazilian slugger said he's working on a complete retooling effort to address the lessons learned against Nogueira. Full Article
Submitted May 3, 2010 12:55PM by runningman08 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Interviews
 
Koscheck will stand Toe-To-Toe With Daley
(mmaweekly.com)
Kos talks about gameplan for fight with Daley.
Submitted May 2, 2010 5:33PM by chickmagnet - 39 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
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