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MMA Personalities News - Page 19

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Heavyweight Brett Rogers proclaims innocence following June incident
(mmajunkie.com)
Former Strikeforce heavyweight Brett Rogers (11-3) claims he is innocent of all charges stemming from a June 28 arrest in Apple Valley, Minn. Rogers' legal counsel today released a statement professing the fighter's belief he is not guilty of the three felonies and one gross misdemeanor filed against him following an alleged altercation with his wife.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 11:32PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
 
UFC 137: Cheick Kongo vs Matt Mitrione fight booked for Oct. 29 in Las Vegas
(mmamania.com)
The hits, they keep on coming. Before their most recent bookings at UFC on Versus 4, both Cheick Kongo and Matt Mitrione agreed it would be a gay old time if they got to fight one another. Wish granted. ESPN brings word that they have been booked to throw hands at the upcoming UFC 137: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" event on Oct. 29, 2011, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 7:05PM by pmoney - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Welterweight Chris Lytle Eyeing Potential Political Bid in 2012
(mmafighting.com)
Chris Lytle has had a lot of experience balancing his dueling careers as a pro fighter and a full-time firefighter. Now he's considering adding a third to the list after forming an exploratory committee to examine a political run for the Indiana Statehouse in 2012. The 36 year-old Lytle told MMA Fighting on Thursday that he's been discussing the move for the last few months and finally filed the papers to form the exploratory committee in order to begin preliminary fundraising, as well as to "see what people think about it."
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 5:52PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White: Brock Lesnar's recovery from surgery has been 'incredible'
(mmamania.com)
Brock Lesnar is a physical freak of nature in every sense of the phrase. The former UFC heavyweight champion was initially stricken with an illness known as diverticulitis, an intestinal disease, back in 2009. He described the painful stomach sensation as "a shotgun blast to the stomach, and then someone poured some salt and Tabasco and stirred it all up with a nasty pitchfork." Ouch.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 5:19PM by pmoney - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Lyoto Machida turned down fight against Rashad Evans because he wanted 'Anderson Silva money'
(mmamania.com)
And the UFC had no intention of giving it to him. When Phil Davis dropped out of his scheduled UFC 133 main event fight against Rashad Evans, a replacement was needed to salvage a fight card that was already lacking in hype to begin with. Once Tito Ortiz initially turned the fight down (he has since reconsidered), the powers that be put in a call to Brazil to ask Lyoto Machida if he was willing to step in.
Submitted Jul 13, 2011 8:52PM by pmoney - 33 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Reagan Penn set to make his mma debut
(mmamania.com)
Reagan Penn, younger brother of former UFC champion BJ Penn, is expected to make his mixed martial arts debut at the upcoming ProElite event booked for Aug. 27 at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. An opponent has yet to be named.
Submitted Jul 13, 2011 5:09PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission Lifts Nate Marquardt's Suspension
(mmafighting.com)
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission lifted the former UFC fighter's suspension at noon ET on Wednesday because, according to Executive Director Greg Sirb, "he met all our medical requirements." Sirb refused to go into detail as to what Marquardt had to do to meet the commission's requirements in order to get his suspension lifted. MMA Junkie first reported the news earlier in the day.
Submitted Jul 13, 2011 12:58PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Lombard Pleads for Marquardt Matchup.
(sherdog.com)
Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard has wasted little time in requesting a fight against Nate Marquardt. The UFC released Marquardt, a former title challenger, after he was not cleared to fight at UFC Live 4 on June 26 due to elevated testosterone levels. Bellator is reportedly interested in signing him.
Submitted Jul 12, 2011 9:03AM by Lesnar1 - 13 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC title hopeful Gray Maynard cleared for training, UFC 136 return possible
(mmajunkie.com)
Gray Maynard can now resume his quest for gold. The UFC lightweight contender today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that his doctor has given him the green light to resume training. "I've been cleared," said Maynard (10-0-1 MMA, 8-0-1 UFC), who mentioned October's UFC 136 event as a possible return date. The Las Vegas-based lightweight injured his knee in preparation for a highly anticipated rematch with lightweight champ Frankie Edgar (13-1-1 MMA, 8-1-1 UFC) at UFC 130. The injury came to light after Edgar withdrew from the bout with a back injury, which delayed the meeting until further notice. For the record.... THANK GOD
Submitted Jul 11, 2011 4:19PM by pmoney - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dan Henderson Hopes to Defend Strikeforce Belt, Eventually Meet UFC Champion
(mmafighting.com)
Dan Henderson has a knack for big performances at contract time: In 2007, he knocked out Wanderlei Silva at Pride 33, becoming a two-division champion and positioning himself to get a lucrative deal when the UFC purchased Pride. Two years ago, he knocked out Michael Bisping at UFC 100, scoring the biggest highlight on the UFC's biggest stage and positioning himself to get a lucrative deal when Strikeforce decided to bid for his services. And now Henderson is preparing to fight Fedor Emelianenko in the final fight of his Strikeforce contract -- a fight that could position Henderson to negotiate a new deal with Strikeforce's new parent company Zuffa, owners of the UFC. But while a win over Emelianenko could launch Henderson directly into a UFC pay-per-view main event, Henderson says his preference is to stick with Strikeforce.
Submitted Jul 11, 2011 9:26AM by pmoney - 17 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Joe Lauzon, ‘If the UFC Wants Me to Fight Melvin Guillard, then Let’s Do It’
(mmaweekly.com)
Challenge extended. And if the UFC wants it to happen, challenge accepted. Just days after UFC lightweight title contender Melvin Guillard offered up the name of Joe Lauzon as a possible opponent so he could fight at UFC 136 in Houston, he has an answer.
Submitted Jul 11, 2011 9:15AM by pmoney - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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
 
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