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MMA Personalities News - Page 24

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Cesar Gracie Responds to B.J. Penn's Angry Tweet
(bloodyelbow.com)
"BJ Penn has apparently not come to terms with the beating he received at the hands of Nick Diaz...." "At some point it is up to those around you to protect you from yourself. To take you aside and let you know you are wrong and help save you from your folly. Unfortunately for Penn he is surrounded by "Yes Men" that are unwilling to do that. The outcome will be predictable, resulting in a fighter that will never push himself to the fullest and will always have excuses for his losses." - Cesar Gracie
Submitted Jan 6, 2012 12:11PM by Budgellism - 13 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC 141 pay-per-view (PPV) buys for 'Lesnar vs Overeem' could top 750,000
(mmamania.com)
Earth-shattering numbers? Not exactly, but considering that UFC 141: "Lesnar vs. Overeem" was held on a Friday night and not Saturday, coupled with the fact that Brock Lesnar was facing Alistair Overeem, an international fighter who was making his Octagon debut, and suddenly 750k seems like a home run. Dave Meltzer breaks it down in his Wrestling Observer newsletter:
Submitted Jan 6, 2012 10:58AM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Gina Carano Speaks on MMA Hiatus and Future Plans
(mmafighting.com)
MMA Fighting recently caught up with the elusive Gina Carano to discuss why she disappeared from the MMA landscape for the last two and a half years, her upcoming film, "Haywire," which opens in theatres nationwide on Jan. 20, how she landed the starring role in the film, whether she will ever fight again, and the emergence of Ronda Rousey as perhaps the new face of women's MMA.
Submitted Jan 4, 2012 9:21AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Houston Alexander arrested for child abuse after boxing son due to talking dirty on Facebook
(mmamania.com)
Police ticketed popular MMA fighter Houston Alexander for child abuse after the 39-year-old became upset with his 16-year-old and made him box with him. Police reports say officers were called to a home near 44th and Maple for a domestic disturbance. The older Alexander told them he was having trouble with his teen son, who was "having explicit sexual contact on Facebook with some unknown females." The 16-year-old reportedly lied and "made him very upset." According to police reports, "Alexander then retrieved boxing gloves and told his son, 'If you are going to lie to me, then we are going to box.'" The two reportedly boxed in the basement. Officers describe the teen as having a "slight bloody nose and pain to his right side." Alexander was cited for misdemeanor child abuse.
Submitted Jan 1, 2012 10:44PM by Budgellism - 26 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Fight Path: Adlan Amagov goes from war-torn Chechnya to Strikeforce co-headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
For his first eight years or so, Adlan Amagov liked to play outside, particularly soccer. He has four brothers and one sister, and the large family was close, living in the village of Sernovodsk in the Republic of Chechnya. Then, when he was 8 years old, Amagov's school was bombed in the opening stages of the First Chechen War. Life changed. "In 1994, it all stopped," Amagov told MMAjunke.com (www.mmajunkie.com) through interpreter and manager Sam Kardan. -Interesting read on the guy that's fighting Robbie Lawler in January.
Submitted Dec 29, 2011 1:21PM by DrivenDavies15 - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Winkeljohn Analyzes Jones Versus Hendo, Evans.
(sherdog.com)
For his next title defense, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones could face the winner of the Jan. 28 matchup between Rashad Evans and Phil Davis. He could also face Dan Henderson, who’s coming off a win in November over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Jones’ trainer Mike Winkeljohn likes how the champion matches up against all three possibilities. “They all present different challenges,” Winkeljohn told the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Savage Dog Show.” “I’m not sure which one’s the biggest. Dan’s big right hand is always a big challenge. [He’s] somebody that could be able to close that gap and find a hole and try to get to Jon’s chin. That’s probably the dilemma with him, but he’s small. I don’t think he can outwrestle Jon. I think Jon beats him everywhere. I don’t think he can hit [Jones] with that right hand.”
Submitted Dec 26, 2011 4:29AM by Lesnar1 - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Randy Couture "Anderson & Jon Jones are getting lazy"
(screen-one.com)
Interview with Randy Couture on the Sweep The Leg Podcast where he describes Jon Jones & Anderson Silva as "Lazy & being on auto pilot." Also, discusses his sons future prospects in MMA and a bit about The Expendables II.
Submitted Dec 23, 2011 6:22PM by snakeplissken - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Glover Teixeira visa issues fixed
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Glover Teixeira finally got a visa to fight in the U.S.. After months of waiting, the light heavyweight granted permission to enter the country and its destination should be the UFC. "I knew that the visa should leave, but the interview was scheduled for today. All went well and my passport arrives 10 days with a visa, "he said," I'm very close to signing with the UFC. In fact they called me to fight in the UFC against Fabio Maldonado Rio, but I'm a hand injury and did not have time to train. Ed Smith talked to Joe Silva, who told me to rest assured that my place in the UFC would be guaranteed. In the coming weeks, I will meet with them and sign, everything is well underway. " Glover explained his injury and revealed that hopes to fight in the first quarter of 2012. "I hope my next fight is already in the UFC in February or March," he said, "I hurt in the fight against Ricco Rodriguez. My hand injury is not serious, it is only in cartilage, but bothers. So I'm trying not to be always bothering me about it. I think here about 20 days I can train, but I'm doing physical conditioning and everything else. I just can not punch, because it is precisely the part that bothers."
Submitted Dec 23, 2011 3:24PM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Cowboy Cerrone breaks down his beeef with Nate Diaz
(cagepotato.com)
During Steve Cofield’s Vegas-based ESPN Radio show today, Donald Cerrone recalled an incident he had recently with Nate Diaz, and to put it lightly, he isn’t impressed with the level of disrespect his UFC 141 opponent showed him.
Submitted Dec 23, 2011 2:12PM by DoTheMMAth - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Nogueira explains why he didn’t knock Mir out.
(tatame.com)
After having the wino n his hands and wasting it trying to choke Frank Mira t UFC 140, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira had to pay a high price, since he was submitted with a kimura and broke his arm. The defeat might have been one of the most painful ones on the legend’s career, due to the way it happened, since Mir was the first one to ever knock the Brazilian out, and now the first to submit Rodrigo. On his official website, the tough guy talked about what happened and tried to explain it to his fans.
Submitted Dec 23, 2011 4:52AM by Lesnar1 - 11 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Rankings: Jones’ stunning rise in 2011.
(sports.yahoo.com)
At this time last year, Jon Jones was considered a bright prospect, but one who still had a ways to go before he could be considered a truly elite fighter. In the December 2010 Yahoo! Sports pound-for-pound Top 10 poll, Jones fell squarely in the “votes for others” category, with just four points.
Submitted Dec 23, 2011 4:47AM by Lesnar1 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ishii, Monson Fights Represent the Last Phase of Fedor's Career
(mmafighting.com)
The best heavyweight in MMA history will make his return to the ring on New Year's Eve in Japan, when Fedor Emelianenko faces the former Olympic judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii, and the fan reaction to that fight has been decidedly mixed. On one hand, you have fans who loved seeing Fedor's glory days in Pride who figure that there's nothing wrong with seeing him back in Japan on New Year's Eve, which was once an annual tradition. On the other hand, you have fans who are disappointed that Fedor won't be facing a high-level opponent, as Ishii is just 4-1-1 in his MMA career and doesn't have anything close to the kind of MMA resume that Fedor has.
Submitted Dec 22, 2011 9:11AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Junie Browning turns himself in to Phuket police
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Junie Allen Browning visited a police station on Phuket late today in the latest twist to the American fugitive fighter's battle to tell his side of a brawl that started in a bar and continued at a local hospital. Browning's surprise appearance with his wife Louna and a lawyer came at the Chalong Police Station in southern Phuket. At the police station at the same time were others who participated in a now-notorious Phuket brawl. The wounds inflicted in Browning's fight with tourists and staff 10 days ago at a bar on Phuket and in Patong Hospital, where the injured were all taken, were real. However, the varying accounts of what actually took place and who was the aggressor leave the facts yet to be decided.
Submitted Dec 22, 2011 9:04AM by emfleek - 18 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
The Outlaw and The Losing Streak
(mmafighting.com)
If Dan Hardy had his way he would have shaved the mohawk by now. Five minutes with some clippers, one quick swoop down the middle of his head, and the signature hairstyle that makes him so recognizable to fight fans could be gone. Maybe then he could blend in. Maybe then he could get a moment to be alone with himself and figure out just what in the hell is going on. He'd do it if he had it his way. But he doesn't. It's a UFC fight week in Toronto and Hardy has come at the request of Xyience, a sponsor of his that has him scheduled for autograph signings and fan meet-and-greets all week. And Xyience? You better believe Xyience wants the mohawk. That's because the fans want the mohawk. They expect it. You book Dan Hardy and he shows up with a shaved head, it's like having Carrot Top show up as a blonde. The fans want the guy they've seen on TV. They want the brash, cocky Brit with the punk rock swagger. But after a rough stretch of four straight losses in the UFC -- a 17-month span that dropped him from top contender to just barely employed -- he's not even sure where that guy went, or if he's ever coming back. "I don't feel like myself right now," Hardy says. You look in his eyes and you know he means it. He sits slumped in a plush leather chair in the lobby of a posh downtown Toronto hotel. He speaks so softly you have to lean in close just to hear him. The last thing he wants to do these days is draw attention to himself. He knows what people are thinking. And even if they aren't thinking it, they might as well be, since he hears their accusations in the wordless glances from across the room. It's not just the fans, either. "I start to feel like other fighters are looking at me like, why is he still in the UFC? And I don't want people looking at me like that."
Submitted Dec 21, 2011 10:16AM by emfleek - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
UFC 141's Lesnar relates to Overeem's plight but unconcerned with potential distractions.
(mmajunkie.com)
As a massive 6-foot-3 heavyweight who cuts weight to make the 265-pound heavyweight limit, former UFC champion Brock Lesnar (5-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) is no stranger to questions regarding performance-enhancing substance use. But as he prepares for his UFC 141 contest with former Strikeforce titleholder Alistair Overeem (35-11 MMA, 0-0 UFC), all the question marks have been centered around his chiseled Dutch opponent. Pay no mind, says Lesnar. When you're in the spotlight, you can expect some scrutiny. A shot at UFC heavyweight champ Junior Dos Santos hangs in the balance, and there's simply no time for distractions.
Submitted Dec 20, 2011 8:13AM by Lesnar1 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Frank Mir: Strikeforce heavyweights add much needed depth to UFC roster
(mmamania.com)
Mir talks to ESPN 1100/98.9 FM's "MMA Insiders" show (via Yahoo Sports): "We don't have the type of depth that the other weight classes have and I think it's only a benefit to move them (Strikeforce heavyweights) over to us. I guess I have a bad taste in my mouth because of what happened when I first started my career. I had to always hear about, 'Oh, you guys are good, but the PRIDE guys would kick your butt.' There is no comparison and then that frustration of not being able to get to them. And then when Nogueira came over and Mirko, ( I ) got a hold of them. 'Yeah, but there is still Fedor.' I don't want to hear that. I want to know that anybody that is in the division, it's like if you think you can beat me, 'Hey Joe Silva, is he clear?' Okay, cool, let's fight. Now we can solve it you know? That whole unattainable thing just drives me insane."
Submitted Dec 19, 2011 5:36PM by SmileR - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
M-1 Global doesn't want Fedor Emelianenko to fight mediocre fighters ...
(mmamania.com)
"At this moment, for us, the key thing is the level of the opponent, and not how much we get paid. I can say that if we were unable to agree with Ishii, we wouldn't participate in this tournament. We had concurrent offers with other DREAM fighters, but this is not for Fedor's level, and we didn't want to have a fight with mediocre fighters, taking a step backwards. We want to be taking steps forward and we will follow this in the future. We want to have three fights. One in Russia, one in Europe, and one in the USA. We really want to get a rematch with Werdum, but he is locked up in the prison called UFC, and because of that arranging for him to fight Fedor would be very difficult. Dana White is like a dog on hay -- he neither eats it himself, nor lets the others eat it. There are many other good fighters, whom we are considering. For instance, Josh Barnett. We need to wait for the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament to end and then we can see how likely it is that we can arrange a fight."
Submitted Dec 19, 2011 4:42PM by SmileR - 10 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global, UFC, MMA Personalities
 
White hints at GSP or Jones farewell for Anderson Silva.
(espn.co.uk)
Dana White has hinted that he would like Anderson Silva's final fight to be against either Jon Jones or Georges St-Pierre. Silva is widely recognised to be heading into the final fights of his career, with speculation over whether he has two, four or even more bouts left in his tank.
Submitted Dec 19, 2011 12:51PM by Lesnar1 - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Former UFC Fighter Junie Browning Subject of City-Wide Manhunt in Thailand
(mmaweekly.com)
Former 'Ultimate Fighter' bad boy Junie Browning is currently the target of a city wide manhunt in Thailand after two incidents over the weekend.
Submitted Dec 13, 2011 1:30PM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Alistair Overeem granted conditional license for UFC 141, facing four drug tests
(mmajunkie.com)
For now, at least, former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem (35-11 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will face Brock Lesnar (5-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) in the main event of December's UFC 141 event. The Nevada State Athletic Commission today granted Overeem a conditional license to face Lesnar on Dec. 30, subject to a pre-fight drug test to be submitted in Europe within the next 72 hours, as well as an additional screen submitted in the U.S. when the Dutch heavyweight arrives for the contest. Overeem's conditional license also includes two post-fight drug screen orders, to be completed less than six months after the bout. The decision was made during Monday's Nevada State Athletic Commission monthly meeting, which took place at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas. Overeem's status for the bout was in doubt after he failed to comply with out-of-competition testing ordered by the NSAC on Nov. 17...
Submitted Dec 12, 2011 8:11PM by grappler0000 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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