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Dana White Explodes on ESPN Over Accusations that Anderson Silva Fight was Fixed (video)
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC president Dana White was a guest on Wednesday’s edition of Highly Questionable on ESPN. Straight away, the show’s hosts hit White with questions about accusations that Anderson Silva threw the fight against Chris Weidman at UFC 162 on July 6...
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 9:56AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC
 
Dana White: “I Don’t Think Rory MacDonald Ever Said He Wouldn’t Fight Georges St-Pierre”
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald could be on a collision course with fellow Tri Star training partner and UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, but MacDonald doesn’t want to talk about it. MacDonald (14-1) is ranked third on the UFC’s official 170-pound rankings behind Johny Hendricks and Carlos Condit. (St-Pierre is the titleholder and holds the rank of champion and isn’t included in the top ten UFC rankings.)...
Submitted Jul 17, 2013 9:46AM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
For James Krause, two bonuses, one drug test, $100K and a lot of paranoia
(mmajunkie.com)
In the month since his submission victory over Sam Stout at UFC 161 in Winnipeg, James Krause has had plenty of time to think about what substances may or may not have been floating around his system. "You just start thinking about everything," Krause told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "Every little thing runs through your mind, like, 'What did I have, what did I eat?'"
Submitted Jul 17, 2013 9:43AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
With Bisping fight a no-go, UFC's Cung Le focused on 'TUF: China'
(mmajunkie.com)
Cung Le really wanted a fight with Michael Bisping, but with the potential bout now a no-go, the UFC middleweight is hoping to focus his efforts on China. More specifically, he's hoping a potential coaching gig on "The Ultimate Fighter: China," which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) recently reported as likely, comes to fruition. Le, a longtime Sanshou kickboxer, believes a footprint in the country could be massive for the UFC...
Submitted Jul 16, 2013 1:18PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, Interviews
 
Jon Fitch: I have fifteen fights left in me
(mmafighting.com)
When Jon Fitch was cut from the UFC following a unanimous decision loss to Demian Maia at UFC 156 in February, UFC President Dana White said the welterweight - while still a good fighter and a guarantee to be a champion in a smaller organization - was basically on the downside of his career. Even at age 35, Fitch and his supporters bristled at the idea the still top-ten ranked welterweight was in any decline. Still, it didn't matter. His first fight in his new home of the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) would be a good opportunity to bounce back...
Submitted Jul 16, 2013 10:19AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Silva defies clowning critics: 'Part of the show'
(mmafighting.com)
It took just days for Anderson Silva to change his mind. His legacy as a champion was not over. His immediate rejection of a rematch would not stick. He wanted a sequel with Chris Weidman, and there was no reason to wait. So on Saturday, exactly one week after "the Spider" got caught in Weidman's web, the Brazilian legend signed a bout agreement for UFC 168 on Dec. 28. He is favored to win the rematch, at least according to oddsmakers, but most think he will need to fight more conservatively, to tone down his antics of bobbing, weaving and taunting. After all, it was in the immediate seconds after pretending he had been wobbled when Weidman stepped in and landed the game-changer. But Silva? He doesn't want to hear any talk that he's gone too far...
Submitted Jul 15, 2013 12:30PM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Cris Cyborg Talks Invicta FC, Coenen, UFC and Rousey
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Some tidbits.....

PDG: With the PED situation behind you, what was the biggest lesson you learned from that experience? Cyborg Santos: Don’t trust anyone! And I have to control my weight. Cutting to 145 is always a battle, I made a mistake and now it is behind me and it is time to move on. PDG: You’ve had words with Ronda Rousey in the past. What do you think of the animosity between the two of you now? Is it all for the cameras or is it genuine? Cyborg Santos: It is all genuine, I want to knock her out. PDG: Despite the war of words, what do you think of Rousey as a fighter? Cyborg Santos: She is a one trick pony and she ran from me to 135. I have nothing else to say.
Here is the rest
Submitted Jul 12, 2013 11:06PM by nwowolfpack - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA
 
Dana White on Fighter Pay: “When you look at the lives we’ve changed, I’m (expletive) proud of it”
(mmaweekly.com)
In the 13 years that Zuffa has owned the Ultimate Fighting Championship, it has taken the promotion from the brink of extinction to one of the hottest sports properties on the planet. Over the course of that time, they’ve also provided the opportunity for numerous fighters to not only make a living in their chosen sport, but to thrive. Several have gone on to become millionaires, and many have cemented legacies. But along with any success story come the critics who believe that things can always be better...
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 8:55AM by grappler0000 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Anderson Silva vs. Roy Jones Jr.? The boxer and Dana White are talking
(mmajunkie.com)
Anderson Silva hasn't been shy about saying he's interested in a fight against boxer Roy Jones Jr. And the buzz around that potential may reach a fever pitch this weekend. UFC President Dana White on Thursday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) Jones will be the UFC's guest on Saturday at UFC 162 in Las Vegas – and that the two are "talking."
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 8:47AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Miscellaneous
 
Joe Warren says 'Fight Master' is 'the most educational fight show there is'
(mmajunkie.com)
Joe Warren literally had a front-row seat for the unscripted reactions of the welterweight contestants on "Bellator MMA: Fight Master," and his suspicion that he'd lose the show's popularity contest wasn't far off...
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 9:32AM by grappler0000 - 13 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Interviews
 
Tito Ortiz denies Jenna Jameson's allegations, turns focus to custody battle
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz (16-11-1 MMA, 15-11-1 UFC) takes a deep breath before he answers. Long one of the most outspoken men in the sport of MMA, Ortiz briefly considers just how much he wants to reveal. But as he weighs the reality staring up at him on a computer screen, he decides to go all in. "I wasn't going to talk about it, but my kids are down for a nap right now," Ortiz told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I just took an hour nap, myself, because I get up at 6 a.m. every morning, and I take care of these kids Monday through Saturday. I have a nanny that comes in and helps me because Jenna doesn't want to be a mom. She has a problem, and I don't want to bash her because she's the mother of my children. But I've tried to help somebody for the last seven years. I tried to make a family, and it's hard to do that when somebody else doesn't want to contribute. I just look at as I can't help somebody that doesn't want to be helped. She can try and bash me as much as possible. The only thing it's hurting is my children."
Submitted May 30, 2013 10:07PM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Jon Fitch says TRT is a ‘joke’ devised to re-boost the testosterone of past steroid users
(mmamania.com)
Michael Bisping says it's "cheating," Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen are on it and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White says he will "test the shit" out of fighters who need it. Of course, I'm talking about the highly-debated and always controversial testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) that seems to be constantly grabbing mixed martial arts (MMA) media headlines. Now, former No. 1 UFC welterweight contender, Jon Fitch, is giving his take on the issue, labeling the treatment a "joke." Furthermore, Fitch has come to the conclusion that TRT is simply a way to allow former steroid abusers to re-boost their testosterone. The former Purdue Boilermaker also calls "bullshit" on any MMA fighter using the age-old excuse that they need the treatment in order to complete with the younger fighters. Using himself as a prime example, the 35-year old says his testosterone levels are just as good as any of the young stars of today thanks to the simple fact that he didn't "wreck" his body with any performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). Speaking to Fight Hub TV, Fitch touched on TRT as well as looked ahead to his debut with World Series of Fighting (WSOF) and talked about his sudden and unexpected release from the UFC ranks. "HA! TRT? It is a joke. This is devised to let guys who have used steroids in their past re-boost their testosterone since they abused their bodies when they were younger. The guys using it, the ones who use the excuse of, ‘I am too old to compete with young guys,' - that's bulls***! I am 35 years old, and I promise, I would and will bet money that my testosterone levels are just as good as a younger fighter. You know why? Because I have not wrecked my body with steroids, never used ANY type of PED and train healthy and properly to compete."
Submitted May 24, 2013 3:30PM by SmileR - 4 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Leonard Garcia's team bashes Bellator, questions claim of 'phantom' rep
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney claims his promotion never once contacted Leonard Garcia (15-11-1) about a potential deal with the tournament-based promotion. Garcia's team isn't buying it. "In light of Bellator's alleged legal chicanery with their own champions like Eddie Alvarez and Zach Makovsky, and high-profile fighters like Leonard Garcia making known their desire to avoid a potentially bad situation, it is not surprising Bellator is trying to get ahead of the bad PR plaguing their promotion," Garcia's reps at Haymaker's Empire Sports Management wrote in a statement issued to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "However, this story about a 'phantom' Bellator representative making phony offers to fighters just strains credulity." Garcia fought 17 times under the Zuffa banner from 2007 until this past month's UFC 159 event. While always an entertaining brawler, Garcia suffered five consecutive losses in the UFC's octagon and was released from his contract with the promotion...
Submitted May 11, 2013 8:40PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Tyson Fury says he would fight Cain Velasquez in the UFC – for the right price
(mmajunkie.com)
Tyson Fury said he would compete once in the octagon to beat UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez, then go back to boxing.  "I'm definitely interested but the money would have to be right," Fury said.
Submitted May 7, 2013 9:36PM by prophecy033 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Veteran cutman 'Stitch' Duran recounts triage of Jon Jones' 'hitchhiking' toe
(mmajunkie.com)
Jacob "Stitch" Duran was already walking down the stairs leading out of the octagon and planned to catch a bus to UFC 159's host hotel when he heard UFC commentator Joe Rogan say Jon Jones' toe was broken.
Submitted Apr 30, 2013 10:41PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Cub Swanson thinks MMA gloves are 'crap'
(bloodyelbow.com)
After last nights glove debacles, I revisited an interview I did with UFC featherweight contender, Cub Swanson, who detailed the problems he found with MMA gloves.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 8:57PM by prophecy033 - 9 comments
Filed under: Interviews, Interviews
 
DDP, Sinosic, Shamrock, Baroni, Varner and more give UFC 159 Predictions
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

Muhsin Corbbrey (15-7-2 MMA, Pro Boxer, Kickboxer and ESPN Asia Veteran) - “Jon Jones wins this fight via superior athletics and skill, I think it’ll make it to the third round and Sonnen may even get him down early via the takedown. But I think ‘Bones’ stops him with strikes in the 3rd.” Jamie Varner (21-7-1-2, former WEC Lightweight Champion) - “Jones wins even though I am a Sonnen fan.” Shayna Baszler (15-8, FCF Women’s Bantamweight Grand Prix Champion) – “Instead of analyzing this with rational and all that, I’m totally fanning out and cheering for Chael!!” Frank Shamrock (23-10-2, Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, WEC Light Heavyweight Champion & Strikeforce Middleweight Champion) – “Bones Jones wins via TKO, then Sonnen retires and works on FOX telecast.”
Submitted Apr 26, 2013 3:44AM by nwowolfpack - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Exclusive Interview: Going old school: Enson Inoue
(mmamental.com)
MMA Mental go old school chatting with a true MMA veteran, Enson Inoue fought in the UFC and Pride FC and was know for his heart and his never say die attitude. He talks to us about his career including a famous win over Randy Couture, he also tells us about discovering one of the greatest Japanese talents in the young history of the sport, The Kid.
Submitted Apr 24, 2013 6:14PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Joanne Calderwood would be pleased to fight anyone, even the best MMA fighter in the world
(mmamental.com)
Joanne Calderwood's been in the news a lot recently with her latest fight announcement and her signing a 6 fight contract to Invicta and earlier on today, MMA Mental were able to get her thoughts in an interview: On Sally Krumpier: “I was just going to get the win whether it was in the first round, second round or whenever... I expected it to go more to the decision...” On Training: “Everything I’m doing in my training, this is my full time job, and I’m here to show that in the cage” On her new 6 fight contract with Invicta:
Submitted Apr 23, 2013 1:54PM by jjeans - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
Fresh off sweep, Team Alpha Male's Duane Ludwig enjoying life more as trainer than fighter
(mmafighting.com)
It should have been a given that Duane Ludwig would get quick results. His nickname, after all, is "Bang," a moniker he earned even before his record-setting, six-second knockout in 2006. As a trainer, he's made immediate strides with his new camp, the Sacramento, California-based Team Alpha Male. Hired in December 2012, Ludwig recently went through the process of training several charges for the first full camp, including a trio that prepared for fights at last weekend's UFC on FOX 7. The result? Three first-round TKOs predicated on strikes...
Submitted Apr 22, 2013 10:34PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
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