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Josh the punk Thompson talks upcoming fight and more.
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Josh talks about his upcoming fight with Gilbert and also talks a little trash on Ishida, Guida, and the heavy guys. I found it pretty interesting what he said about Guida and Ishida. I also thoguth it was kind fo arrogant of him to not praise Cung Le more instead of say "Baroni didnt train with US (Josh and Javier)," and "Frank underestimated US." Overall good interview.
Submitted May 19, 2008 2:13AM by roman - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews, EliteXC, StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Mike Whitehead on Renato Babalu Sobral Affliction fight (Video)
(mmamania.com)
Just a quick interview with Whitehead. Looks like hes a cool guy and I can't wait to see him and Babalu go at it!
Submitted May 18, 2008 10:21AM by SmileR - 13 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Frank Shamrock say a rematch with Cung Le is in the works; Says Tito rematch will hpn
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
‘The Legend’ Frank Shamrock recently took some time to talk with PDG about his recovery from arm surgery, his fight with Cung Le, the future of mixed martial arts and the extension of his career as a fighter. PDG: Let's start with your arm injury, how is the recovery coming? Frank: The arm is very good. I had a checkup yesterday and the doctors said that they will most likely remove the plate in about seven more weeks. If everything works out I will be back training again in 10 weeks.
Submitted May 17, 2008 7:29AM by Porch28 - 6 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, Interviews
 
The Final Chapter
(bloodyelbow.com)
"This guy went on Howard Stern and said he was getting $200,000 a fight,” White said. “That was such a lie. Tito made $5.8 million in 2006. He only fought once in 2007. He made $710,000 for that fight (with Rashad Evans) and that was the third match from the top (on the card). He goes around saying we made $231 million last year. He’s a moron. This guy talks about what a businessman he is, and he was on ‘The Apprentice’ and he doesn’t know the difference between revenue and profit." “There’s not going to be any bidding war,” White said. “Gary Shaw (promoter at Elite XC) should offer him $30 a fight, because we’re not going to match it.” So I think it's safe to say there will be no reconciliation
Submitted May 16, 2008 11:55PM by juanez13 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Interview With Former UFC Champion Matt Hughes
(mmafrenzy.com)
Matt Hughes is highly-regarded as the best 170-pound fighter in the history of the UFC. He is a future hall of famer, and a legend in the sport of MMA. He has a phenomenal 42-6-0 professional MMA record, including an 18 fight win streak. A former UFC welterweight champion, Hughes holds notable wins over BJ Penn, Georges St. Pierre, Frank Trigg, Royce Gracie, Hayato Sakurai, and Sean Sherk.
Submitted May 14, 2008 9:54PM by Porch28 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Tito Ortiz Talks Machida, Kimbo and His Future
(fightline.com)
"I think Kimbo is something special. When I first saw him, I thought he was just a street fighter. But since he's been training with Bas, I think he's become a really well rounded athlete."
Submitted May 14, 2008 6:45AM by ufc88 - 14 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
MMANews.com Interview With EliteXC Star Kimbo Slice
(mmanews.com)
Chris Howie of MMANews.com: This is Chris Howie with MMANews.com and today I am speaking with the man who will face James Thompson on May 31st on CBS, Kimbo Slice. How are things Kimbo? Kimbo Slice: Things are going good Chris. MMANews.com: So you have a big fight coming up May 31st. What are your thoughts on that? Kimbo Slice: May 31st? What do you want to know buddy? MMANews.com: First and foremost how does it feel to be in the main event of the first MMA card ever on Network Television? Kimbo Slice: I was born to do what I am doing and I am looking forward to this fight. I train hard. I make dedications and sacrifices and commitments because this is something I love to do Chris. MMANews.com: What are your thoughts on your opponent that night, James Thompson? Kimbo Slice: I never under estimate any of my opponents. James Thompson is a well rounded fighter. He has great ground work and he is not afraid to stand and bang. He has the ability to knock out his opponent and I’m prepared for that. If it goes to the ground I have a lot of tools that I’m dying to use so I’m also looking forward to a good ground game. MMANews.com: How has your training been going for the fight? Kimbo Slice: Training has been going great man. I can’t complain. MMANews.com: You mentioned that you have some ground tools that you are dying to use. Are you training your ground techniques often?
Submitted May 13, 2008 11:09AM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
JZ with torn ACL, out rest of year
(bloodyelbow.com)
Dream lightweight superstar Gesias "JZ Calvan" Calvancante was a recent guest on the Savage Dog Radio Show on Sherdog.com. During the interview Calvan confirmed he had a torn meniscus that was scoped before the Aoki fight. After the fight he was examined and a completely torn ACL was diagnosed. Surgery has been scheduled for May 16th and Calvan stated that there will be at least a four month rehab, and he is most likely out until the end the year. With an an extended lay off due to the injury and rehab, JZ will probably be groomed to face the Dream Lightweight Grand Prix winner sometime in mid-2009, and Calvan stated he wants to fight for the title.
Submitted May 9, 2008 10:24PM by juanez13 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
Alvarez Earns International Recognition in Japan
(sherdog.com)
Eddie Alvarez (Pictures)'s gutsy victory in the inaugural Dream lightweight grand prix left an indelible impression on fight fans around the world. But ask the kid from Philly if it was a breakthrough performance and he'll curtly reply, "No. Not really." It's neither hubris nor modesty that motivates this response; rather, it's quiet confidence in his abilities. "Going into the tournament, I had to convince myself that I was among the top and elite lightweights in the world, and I'm already past that point. I'm above and beyond that point," Alvarez said. "I know I belong in the tournament. Not only do I belong, but I want to prove to people that I'm the best in this tournament." He proved his point all right -- by bludgeoning Andre "Dida" Amade, a tough striker from Chute Boxe who had made it to the finals of the K-1 Hero's lightweight tournament last year.
Submitted May 9, 2008 8:08PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Exclusive: Randy Couture Talks Fedor-Sylvia, Being the “Banned Brand”, and More
(cagepotato.com)
MMA legend Randy Couture finds himself in a strange position these days. An ongoing legal battle with the UFC threatens his future as a fighter, and his affiliation with clothier-turned-MMA promoter Affliction has prompted the UFC to keep him and the “banned brand” off any of their broadcasts. Recently Couture talked with Cage Potato about his life as a fighter, the future of MMA, and this summer’s Fedor-Sylvia bout. CagePotato.com: Thanks for taking the time to talk with me, Randy. How’s everything at Xtreme Couture? It seems like you guys have so many fighters in so many different organizations now. Does it ever get hard to keep track of who is fighting and where? No, it’s not too hard. We’ve actually just got a big grease board and we just write who’s fighting and where and when and we do a pretty good job of keeping track of it that way. We’ve got new gyms opening up in Long Island and in Toronto. Everything is going really great. What are your thoughts on Tim Sylvia signing to fight Fedor this summer? You’ve beat Tim, and the Fedor fight is the one you wanted more than any other. How does it make you feel to see Tim get that chance before you do? I think it’s going to be a great fight. Tim’s a seasoned veteran and he presents some unique challenges with his height and his size. People knock Fedor because he hasn’t fought any top guys recently, but Fedor’s an excellent fighter. It should be very interesting to see how he handles this challenge. I know I’ll be interested to see it. It’s going to be a good one and I hope to be right there at ringside when it happens.
Submitted May 8, 2008 6:34PM by SmileR - 1 comment
Filed under: Interviews
 
Tito Ortiz: “I Feel Like a Slave”
(cagepotato.com)
to Ortiz has been a vocal critic of both Dana White and the UFC payscale for much of his MMA career, so it only makes sense that he would combine his two favorite topics as the last fight on his current contract draws near. A recent video from Throwdown features Ortiz with some incendiary rhetoric and fuzzy logic as he rails against the UFC and his former manager:

“Back then [Dana White] used to fight for things that I believe in. He fought for me to get paid more money…He was the guy battling for me. Now I’m battling against him. I’m not asking the fans for more money. I’m not asking you guys for more money. I’m asking the company that you guys pay for more money. We’re the modern day gladiators, and we’re getting treated like gladiators…those guys were slaves. I feel like a slave. Yeah, I get paid a little money, but these guys are keeping the big revenue.” .
Submitted May 5, 2008 9:55PM by juanez13 - 17 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC
 
While the UFC dodges worry, EliteXC isn't as lucky
(sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
Having quickly overcome Chuck Liddell's badly torn hamstring and the second lost main event for June 7 in London, the Ultimate Fighting Championship can sit back and await its next pay-per-view attraction, UFC 84, in Las Vegas, knowing it's booked solid back-to-back cards. Other mixed martial arts promotions, however, are not as fortunate or able to plug in Matt Hughes and Thiago Alves on short notice when things go awry. Last week it was revealed Drew Fickett, who was set to fight Jake Shields for the vacant EliteXC welterweight belt, had been forced out of the June 14 Showtime-televised clash with a badly injured knee. The question now for the Kimbo Slice-led promotion is what to do with Shields, who is coming off an injury that prevented a bout with Fickett on March 29. Step one starts Monday, when Shields plans to test his bad back for the first time with hard training and sparring. If healthy, Shields said he'd like to remain on the upcoming Hawaii EliteXC card, even if it's not a title bout. "I'm pretty sure I'll be fine," the 29-year-old Shields said. "I'm hoping they'll get me a fight in June. If not, they said September, and I don't want to go that long without fighting. That's just way too much ring rust." According to EliteXC promoter Gary Shaw, the fighter's June wish has been noted. "My plan right now, as you and I speak, is to fight him on June 14," Shaw said. "The question is, can we get him the right opponent?"
Submitted May 5, 2008 7:34PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Forrest Griffin: “Jacaré has heavy hands”
(tatame.com)
The Brazilian Ronaldo Jacaré start at the DREAM middleweight GP at the better possible way. The rear naked choke at Ian Murphy putted Jacaré at the next round of the event and now he waits for the definition of his next opponent. The BJJ world champion, that now is training at Xtreme Couture, at Las Vegas , is attracting attention from his teammates with his strong trains with Forrest Griffin. “I definitely think that he can do well in that category. Apart from been very strong for this weight and also for Heavyweight guys, he has heavy hands”, said Forrest Griffin to TATAME magazine #145, that bring exclusives shots from Xtreme Couture trains.
Submitted May 4, 2008 3:22PM by ufc88 - 11 comments
Filed under: Interviews, Other MMA Organizations
 
Quarry discusses new camp, Starnes fight, future challenges
(mmajunkie.com)
Earlier this month at UFC 83, Nathan "Rock" Quarry (10-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) used everything from Muay-Thai strikes to a playground taunt en route to earning one of the most lopsided decisions in UFC history. His opponent, "The Ultimate Fighter 3" cast member Kalib Starnes (8-3-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC), has since been released from the UFC, and Quarry is anxious to return to the octagon for an opportunity to again prove himself as a top middleweight contender.
Submitted May 3, 2008 2:51PM by Porch28 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Pre Fight Goran Reljic Interview Discussing UFC Debut
(mmanews.com)
MMA Manager: Hello Goran How is your day today? Goran Reljic: My day is doing great thanks for asking. MMA Manager: Which city are you stationed in at the moment? GR: At the moment I am in the beautiful Las Vegas. MMA Manager: What a pleasant surprise to have you in the US. Is it your first time here? GR: My first time here, yes.
Submitted May 3, 2008 2:39PM by Porch28 - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Mousasi Wants Manhoef in Dream GP
(sherdog.com)
Despite a 20-2-1 record, Gegard Mousasi (Pictures) was a heavy underdog going into Tuesday's fight with Denis Kang (Pictures) in the Dream middleweight grand prix. After his first-round submission win over the Canadian veteran, one can definitely say the role was not justified.
Submitted May 2, 2008 6:30AM by Porch28 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
New Bas Rutten interview
(mmayou.com)
This is part one of a two part interview. Check back tomorrow as we should have it ready for you then. MMAyou.com: Yo Bassito! You ready for the world’s greatest interview? Rutten: You’re so ******* on the ******* minute man, I love you! MMAyou.com: Haha, thanks dog, I love you too. You ready to get started? Rutten: Ready, ready! MMAyou.com: Alright cool. Well, how are you doing? Rutten: I’m doing ******* phenomenal.
Submitted May 2, 2008 6:27AM by Porch28 - 4 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
One-on-One with Andrei Arlovski (Video)
(mmamania.com)
a 20 min interview with andrei arlovski, basically about everything (growing up, being introduced into MMA etc....)
Submitted Apr 28, 2008 4:50PM by juanez13 - 14 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Master Rafael Cordeiro Talks Chute Box USA
(mmaweekly.com)
MMAWeekly.com’s Ivan Canello sat down with Chute Boxe’s Master Rafael Cordeiro to discuss the camp’s recent move into the American market.
Submitted Apr 28, 2008 7:56AM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Brian Stann vide on CNN
(cnn.com)
talks about marines, iraq, and fighting.
Submitted Apr 27, 2008 11:14AM by disorderlyvision - 4 comments
Filed under: Interviews, WEC
 
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