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MMA Personalities News - Page 39

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A-Team trailer Leaked online
(comicbookmovie.com)
First look at Rampage Jackson as BA Baracus in the upcoming A-Team movie can be seen . Quality is not great as the official version is not out until next week. It is also being trailered on Daybreakers at the weekend in the US if you want to see it on the big screen. Looks pretty awesome though. Rampage actually looks quite good from these scenes.
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 12:33PM by snakeplissken - 13 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Shinzo Machida, Brother of Lyoto, Wants to Sign With UFC
(mmafighting.com)
Shinzo Machida, the older brother of UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, has two professional MMA fights on his record: The 2005 TKO win over Cristiano Rosa in the video you see here, and a submission loss to Bryan Rafiq in 2006. But Shinzo, who has spent much more time training and competing in Shotokan Karate than in MMA, says he's ready to focus on his little brother's sport this year.
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 9:10AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Ricardo Almeida returns at UFC 111 to take on Matt Brown
(fightclubhouse.com)
The "Big Dog" returns at UFC 111 and takes on Matt Brown in his first fight at welterweight!
Submitted Jan 7, 2010 4:52PM by BrutalKnockOut - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, MMA Personalities
 
Vadim Finkelchtein: There Are No Talks With The UFC Whatsoever
(bloodyelbow.com)
Vadim Finkelchtein crushes any rumors of ongoing talks between M-1 and the UFC via the M-1 website: "Today I heard the rumors of me allegedly stating on my twitter account that we are negotiating with the UFC. I want to state that there are no talks with the UFC whatsoever. Our partner in the USA is STRIKEFORCE, we are happy to cooperate with STRIKEFORCE. Fedor (Emelianenko) and Gegard (Mousasi) fight there and they are quite happy with the conditions and how they are treated with respect there. Finally, I don’t have any account on Twitter. The account that ignited the rumors is false. Our attorneys are already aware of the situation and shortly this fake account will be deleted."
Submitted Jan 5, 2010 11:01AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Maynard: Penn-Sanchez Was More of a Business Choice
(sherdog.com)
When you’ve won six fights in a row in the UFC lightweight division, it’s difficult not to be earmarked as the next title contender. Gray Maynard knows there are no guarantees, though. The former Michigan State wrestling champion faces Nate Diaz this Monday at UFC Fight Night 20 in Fairfax, Va., in a rematch of their early 2007 bout on “The Ultimate Fighter 5.” And the pragmatic lightweight said a win won’t necessarily translate into a title shot against B.J. Penn. “I don’t really know what (the promotion’s) talking about, but I got to get past Nate,” Maynard told the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Savage Dog” show on Monday. “There’s a lot of guys who are probably like, ‘Yeah, I’m close to a title shot,’ so I’m just one of those guys I guess.”
Submitted Jan 4, 2010 10:45PM by MMA-San - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Fight Camp / Team, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Dana White: If you don't like the UFC 108 fight card -- don't buy it
(mmamania.com)
"You get 10 (expletive) hardcores on the Internet going, 'Oh, this card (stinks), there’s no this, there’s no that.' Then guess what: Don’t (expletive) buy the card! It’s usually the ones that they’re bitching about that end up being some of the best. What happened with the last card is people were (complaining) because the Rashad Evans-Rampage fight wasn’t happening. Look at what happened. This is my philosophy on this, if you’re a (expletive) fight fan, we’re going to put on good fights for you."
Submitted Dec 30, 2009 9:57AM by SmileR - 51 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Renzo Gracie: Rashad Evans is "on fire" to fight Thiago Silva at UFC 108
(mmamania.com)
"Rashad is a really tough guy. I even feel he should fight one division down, at middleweight, because he’s practically my size. But he doesn’t want to hear it; he likes that weight and is on fire. I feel he has a good chance of being division champion again. This fight will be tough, because he’s got a really tricky opponent. We worked together on several aspects so he can return to being champion and let’s see how it goes. I can’t wait for him to get in there."
Submitted Dec 29, 2009 2:52PM by SmileR - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Bas Rutten ‘Living Mixed Martial Arts Part III’
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Once a year, PDG talks with Legendary Fighter and Analyst “El Guapo” Bas Rutten and asks him questions regarding the world of mixed martial arts and what his personal opinions are in regards to the year of fighting in review. The following is Part III of a great series of interviews involving the former King of Pancrase, the host of HDNet’s Inside MMA, the former UFC Heavyweight Champion and the man well regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial artists to enter a cage or ring.

PDG: So do you think the fans will ever get to see Josh Barnett fight Fedor Emelianenko? Bas Rutten: I don't think it is going to happen and if it happens it will be in Japan. I think that Josh is going to have a very difficult time getting another fight in the United States. Who is going to take the risk to promote that fight with the liabilities from his past that he would bring if he was put into a main event again. It's like the actors that get banged up on drugs and alcohol; they become liabilities and can cause a whole movie production to go down the drain. So you see them less and less involved in the industry because nobody wants to work with them. It's a shame.
Submitted Dec 29, 2009 5:15AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
MMA Fighters Debate the Merits of Fighting Friends
(tsn.ca)
Georges St-Pierre fights for a living and regularly goes up against some of his closest friends in sparring. But the Montreal mixed martial arts star draws the line at facing one of his training partners for real in the cage. That's because he knows if that were to happen, he'd have to hurt them. "You can say 'Oh I'm going to play football, I'm going to play hockey, I'm going to play baseball.' But you can't say I'm going to play fighting. It's not a game," the UFC welterweight champion told fans last month during a question-and-answer session prior to UFC 105 in Manchester, England. "It's a sport, yes, but it's a full-contact sport. And the way I fight, my so-called friend, if I fight him, it can affect his well-being.
Submitted Dec 23, 2009 4:23PM by Gogoplatapus - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities, General MMA, Fight Camp / Team
 
The UFC May Have Finally Convinced Don Frye to Buy a Pay-Per-View
(cagepotato.com)
"This might be the first UFC I buy and actually watch in about 10 years, you know?" Frye said. "These two guys, it's going to be one hell of a barnburner. They’re going to show these new guys how to fight." "You don't come (to fighting) to quote movies or thank your sponsors," Frye said."You don't come to have your fingernails or your toenails painted. Goddamn, you come to fight, not to be a fairy. Fight, that's what these two old boys are going to do."
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 10:44PM by RhythmAndStyle - 15 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Rich Franklin's wife, Beth Franklin, graces the pages of Men's Fitness
(fightclubhouse.com)
Beth Franklin, wife of Rich Franklin, does a pictorial for Men's Fitness magazine, and answers questions on what it's like to be the wife of a fighter, among other things. Check it out!
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 1:55PM by BrutalKnockOut - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Silver Star inks Bruce Buffer as brand ambassador
(mmajunkie.com)
Silver Star clothing has quickly become one of the more prominent brands in mixed martial arts with a growing collection of "Signature Series" T-shirts worn by several fighters in recent UFC events. Rashad Evans, Rich Franklin, Forrest Griffin, Clay Guida, Jon Jones, Lyoto Machida, Anderson Silva, Thiago Silva and Frank Trigg have all been sponsored by the company and granted a signature "Walkout" design. Now the company turns its attention to another prominent UFC employee: "veteran voice of the octagon" Bruce Buffer.
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 11:59AM by karn501 - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
(Scott) Smith Proves Again That He Is MMA's Rocky Balboa
(mmaweekly.com)
Following yet another incredible come from behind win, Scott Smith may soon have to begin every walk to the cage with the theme song from "Rocky." The California based fighter has a tendency to hang around in every fight he's in and then at the crucial moment pull out a stunning victory. The latest conquest for Smith was a third round knockout of former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le, who was getting the better of the fight for two-plus rounds, but when the window opened for Smith to explode he did just that. Realizing he was down in the fight, Smith knew the third round was the key. That's when he finally implemented his trainers' game plan and then unloaded the shot heard all over San Jose.
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 9:56AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Scott Coker talks Henderson's three fights, Overeem, Aoki, more
(fightclubhouse.com)
Scott Coker touches on a bunch of hot topics as talks about possible fights for Henderson, Overeem returning, and more!
Submitted Dec 11, 2009 6:18PM by BrutalKnockOut - 16 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Dream, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
No Kimbo, no regrets for Coker and Strikeforce
(bit.ly)
You may think he sucks and a sham but Kimbo Slice has now proven over and over again that he's a fight promoter's dream. Both of Kimbo's fights on CBS did big numbers and he delivered over 11 millions viewers combined in his two UFC fights on Spike. So as Strikeforce slowly tries to put a dent in the UFC's massive market share of MMA, it must feel like it blew it on Kimbo, right? Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker didn't sound too upset during a conversation on Tuesday with Cagewriter:
Submitted Dec 9, 2009 3:44PM by MaxOne - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
From Backyard to Spotlight, Kimbo Evolving
(mmaweekly.com)
Plucked out of backyard brawls on YouTube and thrown into mixed martial arts main events on CBS, it’s no surprise that the weight of expectation clouds reasonable expectations for Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson. Couple his initial foray into MMA on CBS with his success as a ratings bonanza on the recent season of The Ultimate Fighter and Kimbo is really in a no-win situation. He’ll never be able to live up to the expectations of an attention deficit society. Kimbo made his Octagon debut at The Ultimate Fighter finale on Saturday night, the first step in his journey towards credibility. It’s a journey that he knows is going to be a long road to travel, but he seems to put it in a reasonable perspective, even if others don’t.
Submitted Dec 7, 2009 9:30AM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
War Machine tells his side of the story
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Cindi: Well the first rumor to clear up is- That the fight started because you hit Alanah Rae. Did you hit her? Were you two fighting? What were you fighting about? WM: No I did not hit Alanah. We were not fighting. We are not bf/gf, we are friends and hang out often and are BOTH very confused as to how this accusation came about. Cindi: How & why did the fight start? WM: I was outside talking to a guy I met a week ago named Daniel and was suddenly swarmed by Derek and 6–10 other guys. They were telling me that I hit Alanah and they were cursing at me saying that if that is true I’m gonna get ****** up. I told them I had no idea what they were talking about and told them to even ask Alanah. They persisted and grew more and more angry the more I denied it. They began to circle around me and I was sure I was gonna get ****** up because I was so heavily out numbered and that’s when we started fighting. Cindi: Who did the fight start with first? WM: I don’t know. Someone lunged forward at me in my peripheral vision and I turned and hit him as he did.
Submitted Dec 4, 2009 10:53AM by emfleek - 23 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Strikeforce signs KJ Noons
(fightclubhouse.com)
Strikeforce has signed the former Elite XC lightweight champion, could a rematch with Nick Diaz be in the future?
Submitted Dec 2, 2009 4:30PM by BrutalKnockOut - 13 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC, MMA Personalities
 
Manhunt Monday: Jonathan Koppenhaver
(kvbc.com)
A man who trained to use choke-holds in the fighting ring is accused of beating and choking his girlfriend. According to Metro, 28-year-old Jonathan Koppenhaver got into a violent fight with his girlfriend and attempted to strangle her. He also has a record that includes obstructing a police officer and possession of a stolen firearm. Koppenhaver is a white adult male standing 5'11" tall and weighing 185 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in the 5000 block of West Hacienda in Las Vegas. Koppenhaver goes by the names "War Machine" and "War Hammer," and also has a very distinctive hand grenade tattoo on the left side of the neck Metro says Koppenhaver should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 385-5555.
Submitted Dec 1, 2009 4:17PM by Gogoplatapus - 14 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Still Healing: Nogueira Fighting Staph Battle
(sherdog.com)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, the only man to hold both UFC and Pride heavyweight titles, spoke with Sherdog.com while he was in Las Vegas to watch his brother fight at UFC 106. Now scheduled to face Cain Velasquez at UFC 110 in Australia on Feb. 21, Nogueira explained the reason for his withdrawal from the original Jan. 2 date. Check out this exclusive video to watch the former champ discuss his on-and-off battle with multiple staph infections over the past year. He also discusses the possibility of fighting for a potential interim title should champion Brock Lesnar remain sidelined for the foreseeable future.
Submitted Dec 1, 2009 12:44PM by ncordless - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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