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Interviews News - Page 17

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Marcus Jones: UFC Tougher Than NFL
(mma.fanhouse.com)
When the 10th season of The Ultimate Fighter debuts Wednesday night on Spike, most of the eyes will be on Kimbo Slice, the street fighter turned YouTube star who is trying to make it into the UFC. But Kimbo is far from the most accomplished athlete on the upcoming season.
Submitted Sep 14, 2009 10:31AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, Interviews
 
Nate "The Rock" Quarry is Left 4 Dead
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

PDG: Ok we need to talk about some video gaming. Have you had any down time after your training to play any games? Nate Quarry: Oh yeah, I was actually able to play the UFC Undisputed 2009 game for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I got a chance to be a guest online and play some of the mixed martial arts fans that were online. It was a great time! The game I am looking forward to the most though is Left 4 Dead 2. The creators of the game did a photo shoot with me and I am going to be one of the Zombies that you fight in the game. I'm really excited to be involved in the project.
Submitted Sep 14, 2009 2:06AM by nwowolfpack - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Miscellaneous, General MMA
 
UFC Newcomer Jay Silva Still Doesn't Believe His Dream Has Come True
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Two years ago, Jay Silva was just a nightclub bouncer in New York City who got into a lot of fights and liked watching MMA on television. Then a chance encounter with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson at UFC 78 in Newark, N.J., led to him moving to California to begin his MMA career. Next week, he'll make his Octagon debut when he steps in on short notice to face CB Dollaway at UFC Night 19 in Oklahoma City. Dollaway's original opponent, Dan Miller, was forced to withdraw from the bout after suffering an undisclosed infection.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 8:38AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Wanderlei Silva discusses facial surgery
(demandmma.com)
Wanderlei Silva checks in with his fans via his video blog, and extensively discusses his facial surgery, as well as new tattoos, and more. For those not wanting to watch the whole video, the surgery was the first thing he talks about.
Submitted Sep 5, 2009 11:37AM by BrutalKnockOut - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Ray Mercer: MMA fighters have no heart
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Ray Mercer -"It Kills Me How None Of Those MMA Guys Want To Fight Me Now!" James Slater: It's a pleasure to speak with you, Champ, as always. Firstly, is the fight with Andreas Gustafsson a definite for September 4th? Ray Mercer: No, I'm not taking that fight now. I was supposed to leave yesterday. J.S: Oh, does that mean you're retired, Ray? R.M: No, I'm not retired. I was gonna take the fight, but I had a little accident, that's all. J.S: Sweden, of course, is the site of your last boxing win - when you beat Richel Hersisia (last September). Are you popular over there? R.M: Oh yeah, I love fighting over there, man. I love it in Sweden.
Submitted Sep 4, 2009 9:24AM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, Interviews
 
Denis Kang eager to beat Michael Bisping’s ass in Manchester
(mmamania.com)
“I jumped at the opportunity as soon as it was put in front of me…. I think I am gonna beat his ass … whether he won his last fight or lost it. He is a good fighter, he has got cardio and he knows how to win a fight. He knows how to ride the momentum, you know what I mean? I wouldn’t say he is a standout in any area but he is decent in all areas and he has a good head for the game, which can take you a long way…. I always want to finish the fight but you know, he’s only got two losses and he went the distance with Rashad Evans. But I am going to go for the KO like Hendo!… To me he is not ‘cocky Michael Bisping,’ he is just a sack of flesh and bones across the Octagon that I am waiting to pound on.”
Submitted Sep 1, 2009 11:12AM by SmileR - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Brett Rogers: When I Beat Fedor, I'll Become the God of MMA
(mma.fanhouse.com)
What Brett Rogers lacks in MMA experience, he certainly makes up for in confidence. The 10-0 heavyweight, who recently agreed to fight Fedor Emelianenko later this fall, has never been shy about telling the world how good he is. When he meets one of the best fighters in the world on Showtime, he will have the opportunity to show them. FanHouse spoke to Rogers on Thursday about this opportunity of a lifetime and how he plans on defeating Emelianenko. The full interview is below. Ariel Helwani: When we spoke two weeks ago in San Jose, you said you wanted to get paid what you thought you deserved if you fought Fedor Emelianenko. So now that the fight has been booked, are you happy with your purse? Brett Rogers: I could be a little happier; I always can be a little happier, right? I mean, but it's good. I can't complain.
Submitted Aug 27, 2009 1:19PM by emfleek - 21 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Randy Couture's UFC 102 Video Blog
(demandmma.com)
Check out Randy Couture preparing for UFC 102!
Submitted Aug 25, 2009 5:21PM by BrutalKnockOut - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Keith Jardine Talks Thiago Silva Fight, Brock Lesnar, and Techno Viking
(mma.fanhouse.com)
No one can confidently say Keith Jardine's UFC 102 fight against Thiago Silva is a must-win situation for "The Dean of Mean." Sure, he's coming off a unanimous decision loss to Rampage Jackson at UFC 96, but he also seemed to raise his stock in standing toe-to-toe with the hard-hitting Jackson for three full rounds. FanHouse spoke to Jardine about reinventing his game for his fight against Silva and the balancing act when it comes to marketing oneself to the fans. The full interview is below.
Submitted Aug 25, 2009 8:55AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Frank Mir plans on striking with Cheick Kongo at UFC 107
(mmamania.com)

“I think the advantage of being well rounded is not having to force anything. As long as we’re boxing with each other, I feel very comfortable against Cheick Kongo. Obviously I don’t want to eat one of his knees, so I probably will try to strike with him a lot because if I just try to dive at him there’s always a chance of taking one of those.”
Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir dishes on his planned fight against the hard-hitting Cheick Kongo at UFC 107 from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee on December 12. Did his TKO win over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 92 over-inflate his confidence in the stand-up game? Or does the Las Vegas native have the arsenal to stand and bang with the Parisian — who is known for his poor wrestling defense?
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 10:21AM by grappler0000 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
 
Brandon Vera Prepares for UFC 102 With an Eye on Lofty Goals
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Brandon Vera has the loftiest goal imaginable for an MMA fighter, and even if you don't think he can do it, he's not afraid to say it publicly: Vera wants to hold the UFC heavyweight belt and the UFC light heavyweight belt simultaneously. That's the goal that drives him. Never mind that Vera has never even been the No. 1 contender for either title, Vera insists that he can do it. But in the mean time, he's just focused on beating Krzysztof Soszynski, the man who will be on the other side of the Octagon from Vera on August 29 at UFC 102. In an interview with FanHouse, Vera discussed the upcoming fight and his long-term plans in the sport. The full interview is below.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 8:35AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
HOF Promoter and Matchmaker Don Chargin Talks Boxing & MMA
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Having been one of the few boxing promoters around today to have witnessed the great Sugar Ray Robinson fight live, it is no easy feat to impress Don "War-a-Week" Chargin. This hall-of-fame promoter has been touted by his peers as possibly being the best match-maker the boxing world has ever bore witness to. This is why it is with great intrigue that at the tail end of his long, illustrious career that Chargin would actively pursue what most would consider a long-shot proposal. Don talks about Nick Diaz and his upcoming boxing debut.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 3:42AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews, StrikeForce, Miscellaneous, General MMA
 
Ishida Camp Accuses Melendez of ‘Greasing’
(sherdog.com)
A representative for Mitsuhiro Ishida made a verbal protest Saturday against Gilbert Melendez, claiming the Strikeforce interim lightweight champion was “greased” during their rematch at “Carano vs. Cyborg” at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. California State Athletic Commission Assistant Executive Officer Bill Douglas told Sherdog.com that the representative interrupted a meeting for officials held shortly after the event to make the proclamation, and was asked to leave the closed-door gathering. Melendez, 27, blasted past Ishida during their championship bout Saturday, scoring a third-round technical knockout after the Japanese fighter failed on numerous occasions to ground the champion. Ishida absorbed ample punishment from the striker standing, and was dropped by a body knee in the third before Melendez coaxed out the stoppage on the canvas. Douglas said his agency would not inform Melendez of the complaint unless it became official. “In order for it to be considered official, we have to have something in writing,” said Douglas. Douglas said Ishida’s camp has five days to file an official protest, and has not heard from the group since Saturday. Melendez seemed surprised by the accusations when reached by Sherdog.com Monday. “I did not grease in the fight,” said Melendez. “The athletic commission was with me the whole time. I didn’t bring any grease with me. I didn’t think there was much grappling in the fight anyway.”
Submitted Aug 17, 2009 11:11PM by grappler0000 - 16 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Interviews
 
Mousasi Pleased With U.S Debut.
(sherdog.com)
Gegard Mousasi broke down his first-round knockout of Renato “Babalu” Sobral at Strikeforce “Carano vs. Cyborg.” ...
Submitted Aug 17, 2009 10:37PM by MMA-San - 5 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global, StrikeForce, Dream, Interviews
 
Randy Couture on Nogueira, Lesnar and How Long He'll Fight
(mma.fanhouse.com)
It seems almost impossible that, at age 46, Randy Couture is still fighting in the UFC. But in less than two weeks he'll get back into the Octagon once again, taking on Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 102. In an interview with FanHouse, Couture talked about what kind of opponent Nogueira will be, why he thinks he could beat UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar if he gets another shot at him and whether it's realistic for him to keep fighting into his late 40s. The full interview is below.
Submitted Aug 17, 2009 2:21PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
'The Predator' shoots on MMA, Boxing & Wrestling
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Scott Casber recently talked with UFC and MMA Legend Don Frye. Scott and Don talk about Frye’s recent appearance in ‘Public Enemies’, his long wrestling background, growing up on boxing and being a No Holds Barred fighter.
Submitted Aug 13, 2009 12:35AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
New Frankie "The Answer" Edgar Interview
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
The Official Radio Partner of PunchDrunkGamer, TakeDown Wrestling Radio’s Scott Casber recently talked with the UFC’s Frankie Edgar. Scott and Frankie talk about Edgar’s recent win over Sean Sherk, his battle with Hermes Franca and the difference that his background and continued involvement in wrestling has made in his mixed martial arts career so far.
Submitted Aug 11, 2009 3:58AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Miscellaneous, General MMA
 
Gina Carano talks Cris Cyborg, woman's MMA, sex tapes, and more!
(demandmma.com)
Check out the video to see Gina Carano talk about her upcoming bout with Cris Cyborg, weight issues, sex tapes, and more!
Submitted Aug 11, 2009 2:36AM by BrutalKnockOut - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Scott Coker on Promoting Carano vs. Cyborg, Biggest Women's Fight Ever
(mma.fanhouse.com)
When Gina Carano steps into the cage with Cristiane "Cris Cyborg" Santos Saturday night, the Strikeforce MMA promotion will be putting on what its CEO, Scott Coker, calls not just the biggest women's MMA fight ever, but the most significant women's competition in the history of any combat sport. In an interview with FanHouse, Coker -- who has worked in martial arts most of his life -- spoke about the historical significance of Carano vs. Cyborg and why he made it the main event on an MMA show that otherwise features only male fighters. The full interview is below.
Submitted Aug 10, 2009 3:34PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
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