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UFC 163's 'Korean Zombie' says nickname a blessing and curse
(mmajunkie.com)
The posters advertising UFC 163 make it tough to tell if you're about to watch a professional MMA fight or a monster movie. "World Featherweight Championship," it says at the very top. "Aldo vs. Korean Zombie." Nowhere on the posters trumpeting his clash with UFC 145-pound champion Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) in Brazil on Saturday (pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) does it mention Chan Sung Jung's actual name. Which, surprisingly enough, is exactly how the featherweight challenger likes it...
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 9:13AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
UFC prez on Tito Ortiz's rumored comeback: 'Obviously, Tito needs money'
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC President Dana White isn't exactly waiting with open arms if Tito Ortiz decides to come out of retirement. In fact, he's pretty much the opposite of a cheerleader when it comes to the UFC Hall of Famer's recent hints at a return. "Who gives a s--t?" White blurted when asked by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) for his thoughts on Ortiz's recent musings on the topic...
Submitted Jul 28, 2013 10:27AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
If Rory MacDonald gets past Jake Ellenberger, he faces his toughest decision
(mmafighting.com)
Ever since the then 21-year-old Rory MacDonald threw around Nate Diaz before 55,000 fans at the Rogers Centre in Toronto en route to a unanimous decision win, people have labeled him as the next Georges St-Pierre, or as the heir apparent to St-Pierre’s crowns. St-Pierre is not just the UFC welterweight champion, but the face of the sport in Canada. He earns millions in endorsements to go along with being the sport’s biggest drawing card. MacDonald (14-1) was 20 when he moved from Kelowna, British Columbia, across the country to Montreal in search of the training that he felt would allow him to reach his potential as a fighter. That meant training at Tri-Star Gym, the home of St-Pierre...
Submitted Jul 23, 2013 1:25PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Ahead of UFC on FOX 8, Danny Castillo gives up drinking for good
(mmajunkie.com)
"Last Call" apparently is a thing of the past for Danny Castillo (15-5 MMA, 5-2 UFC). The UFC lightweight said he won't be drinking a celebratory beer if he beats Tim Means (18-4-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC on FOX 8 – he's given up alcohol...
Submitted Jul 23, 2013 8:27AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Nick Diaz no-shows 'The Voice'
(bloodyelbow.com)
One of the promised highlights of the MMA week has gone by the wayside as Nick Diaz has stood up combat sports announcer Micheal Schiavello on his "The Voice Versus" program.
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 11:25PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Matt Hughes Talks New UFC Executive Role and Comparisons to Johny Hendricks
(mmaweekly.com)
Upon retiring from fighting, Matt Hughes took on an entirely new role as the UFC Vice President of Athletic Development and Government Relations. Much like his pioneering role as a fighter in the cage, Hughes is now learning on the job outside of the cage, trying to figure out how he can best help the newer fighters coming into the sport prepare for the various aspects of their career outside of actually fighting...
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 8:54AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Daniel Cormier Writes Up Informal Bout Agreement to Roy Nelson for UFC 166, Nelson Signs It
(mmaweekly.com)
A match-up between undefeated heavyweight Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson has been rumored to be in the works for UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3, which takes place on Oct. 19 in Houston, but a deal has not been finalized. Nelson (19-8) tweeted Cormier on Thursday asking what the hold-up is...
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 8:42AM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ray Sefo takes temporary leave from WSOF to prepare for 100th pro combat match
(mmafighting.com)
Ray Sefo has taken a temporary leave of absence from his job as World Series of Fighting president to focus on his job as World Series of Fighting fighter. Sefo is scheduled to compete against Dave Huckaba on the Aug. 10 WSOF 4 event in Ontario, California, and the match will be the 100th combat sports bout of his long career. For a while, it's been his goal to reach triple-digits, and with about a month to go until the opening bell, it's time to get serious in training...
Submitted Jul 17, 2013 9:48AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Nassau County to proclaim July 17 as 'Chris Weidman Day'
(mmafighting.com)
UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will be honored by Long Island, N.Y., on Wednesday for his historic knockout of Anderson Silva at UFC 162. Nassau County executive Edward P. Mangano will be joined by New York State Senator Dean Skelos and Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray to proclaim July 17 "Chris Weidman day" in honor of Weidman's achievement less than two weeks ago...
Submitted Jul 17, 2013 9:45AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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
 
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
 
Anthony Pettis' message to Benson Henderson: 'I'm not the same fighter you fought in Arizona'
(mmafighting.com)
Anthony Pettis was unwinding at his coach's house, surrounded by friends, heaping plate of hot food in his hands, the summer sun beating down on another Milwaukee afternoon. He had no idea how quickly his life was about to change. "Actually my phone was on the charger inside Duke (Roufus') house. I didn't even know I had like four missed calls from Dana (White), four missed calls from (manager) Mike (Roberts)," Pettis recalled on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour...
Submitted Jul 15, 2013 6:49PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Daniel Cormier to Roy Nelson: Re-sign with UFC, so we can settle our differences
(mmafighting.com)
Daniel Cormier wants Roy Nelson to stick around the UFC just a little longer. Cormier told MMAFighting.com on Thursday that he wants to fight Nelson at UFC 166 on Oct. 19 in Houston in what will be his last fight at heavyweight. "Roy and I still have some unfinished business," Cormier said. "I hope he re-signs with the UFC, so we can settle what he started two months ago...
Submitted Jul 12, 2013 8:26AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Nick Diaz pays final installment of UFC 143 fine, CSAC awaits WAR MMA paperwork
(mmajunkie.com)
Nick Diaz is settled up with the Nevada State Athletic Commission but still owes California following his first venture as an MMA promoter. Diaz recently paid $19,500 to the NSAC in the third and final installment of a $79,500 bill owed to the commission for his second marijuana suspension, NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer wrote in an email to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). However, he has yet to submit a final report and pay taxes to the California State Athletic Commission for War MMA, which took place June 22 in his home town of Stockton, Calif...
Submitted Jul 11, 2013 10:33AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations, UFC
 
Chael Sonnen says contract expired, offers list of demands for new UFC deal
(mmajunkie.com)
We've heard this bit from Chael Sonnen (27-13-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) before, but if the self-proclaimed "Gangster from West Linn, Oregon" is to be believed, he's waiting to sign a new contract before his headlining bout with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua – and he's apparently got a list of demands in hand. "My contract with the UFC has expired," Sonnen said during fan-driven Q&A session at this past weekend's UFC Fan Expo. "So I went to Dana White, and I went to him with a list of my demands because he's getting my contract together. He thought this was a gag, but I was being serious because it's not all about money with me."
Submitted Jul 10, 2013 8:03PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Anderson Silva: Boxing Roy Jones Jr. means more than GSP or Jon Jones superfight
(mmajunkie.com)
As far as Anderson Silva is concerned, his legacy is already complete. But if the UFC middleweight champion can stray from the normal title defenses for one blockbuster, he'd rather it comes against boxer Roy Jones Jr. than with UFC champs Georges St-Pierre or Jon Jones. Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC), who fights undefeated challenger Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) in Saturday's UFC 162 pay-per-view headliner, would claim his 17th straight UFC win and 11th consecutive title defense if victorious. Yet, heading into the fight, and despite a new 10-fight contract, the 38-year-old has spent a lot of time talking about his legacy. Why?
Submitted Jul 4, 2013 10:55AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Colin "Freakshow" Fletcher Re-Signs with BAMMA
(thefightlounge.co.uk)
The UK’s Premier Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, has today inked a four fight deal with Colin ‘Freakshow’ Fletcher. Colin returns to fight at BAMMA 13, on 14th September at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena. His opponent is yet to be confirmed.
 
Bas Rutten Undergoes Successful Neck Surgery, but Still Dealing with Health Issues
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC champion Bas Rutten recently underwent a successful neck surgery, but is still having some health issues, while he continues numerous other ventures.
Submitted Jun 26, 2013 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Ex-UFC fighter Tim Credeur surrenders following warrant on gun, drug charges
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC middleweight Tim Creduer today turned himself into authorities two weeks after a warrant was issued for his arrest on drug and firearms charges. Credeur was taken into custody after he reported to the Lafayette (La.) County Correctional Center at 9:30 a.m. He later posted two bonds totaling $5,500 on a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession and possession of a firearm in the presence of a Schedule I narcotic. Lafayette police issued a warrant for Credeur's arrest on May 29...
Submitted Jun 24, 2013 5:43PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Josh Burkman: I wouldn't leave WSOF for UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
Josh Burkman is a man of his word. So when he signs a contract, you can expect him to fulfill the terms of it. That's why the resurgent welterweight, who upset former UFC title challenger Jon Fitch this past weekend in World Series of Fighting 3's main event, won't be returning to the UFC even if his former home made him a new offer. Right now, his loyalty is to the WSOF, where he's 3-0 with wins over Fitch, Aaron Simpson and Gerald Harris. Now 8-1 since his 2008 UFC release, Burkman recently nabbed an honorable mention slot in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA welterweight rankings.
Submitted Jun 19, 2013 4:13PM by DrivenDavies15 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
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