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MMA Personalities News - Page 19

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If victorious at Shark Fights 17, Jake Rosholt hopes for return to the UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
Jake Rosholt has been fighting professionally for four years and has seen his fair share of ups and downs during his still-young career. The three-time national-champion Oklahoma State wrestler had a short stint with the UFC in which he went 1-2 and was released in late 2009. Add neck surgery to repair two herniated disks to the list, and it's safe to assume that Rosholt's best days are still in ahead of him. Rosholt (11-3) returns to action for the sixth time in 2011 when he meets Matt Horwich (26-18-1) at Friday's Shark Fights 17 event, which airs live on HDNet from Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas. There, he looks to avenge his lone loss since exiting the UFC.
Submitted Jul 11, 2011 9:09AM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Pat Barry: I lost better than anybody.
(mixedmartialarts.com)
"I was hitting [Kongo] and then all of a sudden I opened my eyes and I thought I won. That was the first thing out of my mouth was, 'Yo, we got him.'" "I also didn't know I was lying on my back. I thought I was standing face-to-face with him. So when the doctor said, 'Can you try to sit up for me?' I looked at him like, how am I going to sit up when I'm already standing? That doesn't even make sense. You're the worst doctor in the world. You should be fired."
Submitted Jul 10, 2011 11:13PM by Lesnar1 - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
A kinder, gentler Chael Sonnen talks Brian Stann.
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Chael Sonnen's uspension from the California State Athletic Commission expired this week. As soon as he was clear to fight again, the 34-year-old was back to his ways — calling out fighters and injecting himself into the fray as soon as possible, seemingly making up for lost time. But while he has been callous and combative in other interviews, it was a more genuine, less venomous Sonnen who answered reporter Megan Olivi's questions.
Submitted Jul 10, 2011 1:30AM by Lesnar1 - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Rad Martinez Signs With Bellator, Continuing Inspirational Journey
(bloodyelbow.com)
Anyone who caught the ESPN "Outside the Lines" segment on Rad Martinez immediately found a new fighter that they couldn't help but want to see make it. Martinez is a talented featherweight and a former NCAA Division I All-American. The OTL segment told the story of Rad's attempt to balance his MMA career and being a full-time caretaker for his brain damaged father. Now, Rad has moved one step closer to his goal of fighting in the UFC by signing with Bellator. Extremely emotional video on Bellator's latest signing. Although tears are almost inevitable the video is really worth watching. Very inspirational. Video is after the jump.
Submitted Jul 7, 2011 2:24PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Fedor Emelianenko Talks Retirement, His Legacy, and Possible Drop to Light Heavyweight
(mmaweekly.com)
Why do we fall? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.” – Batman Begins Former Pride champion Fedor Emelianenko echoed a similar quote when he lost via submission to Fabricio Werdum in 2010. Prior to that loss, the Russian legend had never truly tasted defeat before. Unfortunately, Emelianenko picked himself back up only to be put down again by massive heavyweight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva when the two met in February this year. The loss not only gave Emelianenko the second true loss on his ultra impressive record, but back-to-back defeats at that.
Submitted Jul 5, 2011 6:13PM by pmoney - 16 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Justin Bieber - MMA's Newest Judge
(addictedmma.com)
Justin Bieber - MMA's Newest Judge Its seems the musical anti-christ Justin Bieber has joined the rest of the worlds MMA fans by playing judge. According to Dana White, who was speaking at the UFC 132 psot fight press conference, the multi million selling popstar found himself scoring the Denis Siver Vs Matt Wiman fight in favour of the eventual loser, Matt Wiman.
Submitted Jul 4, 2011 5:55PM by rockyf - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ortiz Calls Out Griffin Following UFC 132 Triumph
(sherdog.com)
Tito Ortiz pulled his professional career off of life support Saturday night by submitting young gun Ryan Bader with a first-round guillotine choke at UFC 132. Following the triumph at the MGM Granden Arena in Las Vegas, an exuberant Ortiz called out a familiar foe as the man he would like to face in his next Octagon appearance. Though “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” would also like a shot at redemption against Rashad Evans in the future, Ortiz first wants a rematch with another former champ: Forrest Griffin.
Submitted Jul 3, 2011 2:24PM by pmoney - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
White supports Siver's UFC 132 win; Bieber, Fertitta felt Wiman rightful victor
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – It just wouldn't be a UFC pay-per-view event if we didn't get to enjoy at least one hotly contested decision, right? At Saturday night's UFC 132 event in Las Vegas, that honor fell to Dennis Siver (19-7 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Matt Wiman (13-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC), who battled toe-to-toe for 15 minutes in a back-and-forth affair. All three judges ultimately awarded the victory to Siver, and UFC president Dana White said after the event that he agreed with the call. However, White admitted UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta – not to mention mop-haired teen pop star Justin Bieber – believe Wiman may have been jobbed.
Submitted Jul 3, 2011 11:36AM by pmoney - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Brett Rogers Police Report
(addictedmma.com)
Here is the Brett Rogers police report addicts. It doesnt make for pretty reading but lets also remember that nobody has been found guity of anything just yet!
Submitted Jul 1, 2011 4:04AM by rockyf - 26 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Kenny Florian responds to the accusation that his 'Hellbows' could be illegal
(mmamania.com)
Kenny Florian made his 145-pound debut at UFC 131: "Dos Santos vs. Carwin" back on June 11 at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Also making its debut in "Hollywood North" were his patented "Hellbows," the razor-sharp elbow strikes that left a trail of leaky skulls throughout the lightweight division, most notably against Sean Sherk at UFC 64 and Joe Lauzon at UFC Fight Night 13. Diego Nunes joined that prestigious list in a unanimous decision loss to "KenFlo" earlier this month, enduring (among other things) a few shots to the dome courtesy of some Bostonian elbow grease.
Submitted Jun 30, 2011 6:16PM by pmoney - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Strikeforce releases Heavyweight Brett Rogers following arrest
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – Strikeforce has released heavyweight fighter Brett Rogers. Dana White, president of sister promotion UFC, confirmed the contract termination today following a UFC 132 press conference. Rogers was arrested on Wednesday and charged with felonious third-degree assault and misdemeanor endangerment of a child following an alleged altercation with his wife. White said the release came immediately after the arrest, which took place in Apple Valley, Minn.
Submitted Jun 30, 2011 6:00PM by pmoney - 9 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Brett Rogers Arrested And Jailed For Domestic Abuse
(addictedmma.com)
Strikeforce heavyweight star Brett "Grim" Rogers has been arrested and jailed in connection with assaulting his wife Wednesday in their South Metro home in Apple Valley, Minnesota. According to reports, Rogers wife was strangled, punched repeatedly in the head and face, and also lost a tooth in the struggle.
Submitted Jun 30, 2011 3:31PM by rockyf - 22 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, General MMA, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
 
'Fear Factor' to return to NBC in fall 2011 with Joe Rogan as host
(mmamania.com)
Way before he was the popular color commentator for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Joe Rogan was a struggling stand up comedian and C-level actor on "NewsRadio." His "big break" came in 2001, when he debuted as the host of "Fear Factor," a stunt-oriented reality show on NBC that challenged ordinary people, and couples, to accomplish extraordinary daredevil feats for average (by today's standards) sums on money. On the side Rogan, a mixed martial arts (MMA) enthusiast, was doing play-by-play for a struggling promotion for next to nothing. He was merely a fan, a quasi-popular celebrity, who essentially traded out his talents for the best seat in the house every few weekends.
Submitted Jun 29, 2011 11:01PM by pmoney - 10 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
If UFC Tells Tito Ortiz to Hang Up Gloves After UFC 132, He’ll Call it a Career
(mmaweekly.com)
It was a dark day for former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz when he walked into the UFC offices after his loss to Matt Hamill in October 2010. Once known as the most dominant 205-pound fighter on the planet, Ortiz was in the midst of a three-fight losing streak, and was without a victory since 2006. While the numbers don’t lie, Ortiz kept every fight close and wasn’t finished in those three recent losses, but still hadn’t found the right formula to win. Despite his record, however, Ortiz knew that he had fought his heart out and
Submitted Jun 29, 2011 7:41PM by pmoney - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ken Shamrock Talks About Modified MMA Match With James Toney
(addictedmma.com)
The promotion that will put on the bout has not been named, no venue or location has been announced, and no date has been set ?? In one of the more side show fights coming out of the MMA world right now is Boxing world champion James Toney Vs long faded, ex-UFC star Ken Shamrock. But this is no normal MMA fight, check out the change in rules for this bout. Following a takedown the fight will be stood up after 30 seconds, regardless of positioning...
Submitted Jun 29, 2011 5:40PM by rockyf - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Ben Askren Calls Nate Marquardt 'Cheater' Vows to Crush Him in Bellator
(bloodyelbow.com)
@nathanmarquardt you are a cheater, not once but frequently. Stop cheating, come to bellator and I will crush you. @bjornrebney
Submitted Jun 28, 2011 6:11PM by Budgellism - 18 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC 138: Jake Shields vs Jake Ellenberger fight possible for Nov. 19 in San Jose
(mmamania.com)
You can't always get what you want. Former multiple promotion champion Jake Shields recently cast his line, fishing for a fight against B.J. Penn for his first fight inside the Octagon since his unanimous decision defeat against Georges St. Pierre this past April. Unfortunately, he hit a snag and will not be going head on against "The Prodigy." Instead, he's reeled in a "Juggernaut," as MMAFighting.com brings word that Shields will take on Jake Ellenberger later this year, likely at UFC 138 on Nov. 19 in San Jose.
Submitted Jun 27, 2011 9:14AM by pmoney - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Focus is on Brown, but UFC on Versus 4's Howard ready to settle score with Johnson
(mmajunkie.com)
PITTSBURGH – John Howard (14-6 MMA, 4-2 UFC) hasn't lost focus on the task at hand. When he meets fellow welterweight Matt Brown (11-10 MMA, 4-4 UFC) on the Versus-televised main card of Sunday's UFC on Versus 4 event at Pittsburgh's CONSOL Energy Center, both of the once-hot prospects are fighting for their job security. But Howard knows that – one way or another – he and rival Anthony Johnson eventually are going to clash, whether it's in the UFC octagon or in the street.
Submitted Jun 26, 2011 9:42AM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Mizuto Hirota Finally Ready to Return Twenty Months After Shocking Injury
(mmafighting.com)
On December 31, 2009, Mizuto Hirota got his arm wrenched behind his back by possibly the most ruthless man in MMA: DREAM lightweight champion Shinya Aoki. Hirota, who was then the Sengoku lightweight champion and had engaged in a war of words with Aoki prior to the bout, refused to tap and so Aoki wrenched the arm further and further until Hirota's body shook and a sickening snap was heard through Saitama Super Arena as referee Yuji Shimada proceeded to dive in and covered his mouth in shock. With Hirota lying stunned on the canvas and his arm destroyed, Shinya Aoki stood over his defeated opponent while sticking his tongue out and extending his middle finger before excitedly running around the ring and flipping off the audience. Not yet finished, Aoki then laughed at Hirota and mocked his broken arm before proudly named the submission after his boss, the "Keiichi Sasahara 2010." Hirota obviously should have tapped, but Aoki's performance at Dynamite!! 2009 was one of the lowest points in the history of Japanese MMA. At Deep 55 on August 26, twenty months after getting his arm snapped, Hirota will finally be ready to return.
Submitted Jun 24, 2011 4:19PM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: Dream, MMA Personalities
 
UFC on Versus 4: Pat Barry – No More Mr. Nice Guy
(mmaweekly.com)
If there’s one thing you can say about UFC heavyweight Pat Barry beyond his fight skills, it’s that he’s a hell of a nice guy. During his Q&A appearance prior to UFC on Versus 3 in Louisville, Ky., Barry had a room full of fans laughing and joking along with him as he told stories and answered questions. At the UFC Fighter Summit, Barry somehow managed to strip down to his underwear and sit quietly during one of the talks being given, while fighters all around him chuckled and couldn’t help but laugh at the gentle giant’s antics. He even famously knocked down his idol Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic when they fought, and helped him back up.
Submitted Jun 23, 2011 7:57PM by pmoney - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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