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Matt Hughes: No Prediction, But I Think I Will Win
Matt Hughes is set to square off with his second Gracie family opponent at UFC 112. Hughes, who defeated hall of famer Royce Gracie at UFC 60 back in 2006, will get in the octagon with Royce's cousin Renzo this Saturday. When asked for a fight prediction Hughes declined, but almost immediately after stated "Yes I think I'm gonna win, if I didn't think I was gonna win I wouldn't have taken the fight."
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 8:44PM by miphi1991 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, General MMA, Interviews
Roy Nelson says Kimbo Slice has a better ground game then Matt Mitrione
“It’s kind of hard to say. Matt has quick hands, Kimbo has power in his hands. It’s going to be a fun fight to watch. Personally you know it’s not a fight that’s going to go to the ground. I think Kimbo probably edges him out on the ground though. You heard it from Roy Nelson, Kimbo edges Matt Mitrione on the ground. I’m just a guy that just sprouts the truth. I hate to say it but that’s just the truth. You remember watching when James McSweeney guillotined Matt Mitrione and Matt Mitrione when he got guillotined he already had his hand out ready to tap? Before he tapped, I’m like, yeah see, I yelled at him and said you just quit. Why you just let someone just punk you into quitting? And he was like, it wasn’t even tight and I’m like, I know it wasn’t even a choke.”
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 8:19PM by MaxOne - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Does Maia Have A Chance?
Anderson Silva. The Spider carries a perfect 10-0 octagon record with him to his middleweight title defense this Saturday at UFC 112. He also has a 25-4 record overall, with 15 of his fights coming by way of KO/TKO. Silva has not lost an MMA fight in nearly five years, and many, including UFC President Dana White, rank him as the top pound for pound fighter in the world.
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 3:29PM by miphi1991 - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
Meet "The Ultimate Fighter 11" cast: Grizzled veteran Kyacey Uscola
Call him the anti-Amir Sadollah. Where Sadollah was able to claim victory in the seventh season of "The Ultimate Figher" with zero pro fights to his name, Kyacey Uscola will now try his hand at the 11th edition with nearly 50. And while some veterans may feel like the added experience means they have a target on their back, "Ice Cold" said it just makes him the favorite. "I don't think any of them are gunning for me," Uscola told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I think they know that I can bang with any of them. I can grapple. I'm a college All-American. I've taken the advanced division at Grappler's Quest. "I think they're all pretty worried." Uscola's exact record is a little tough to nail down. Depending on where you look, he might be 18-15 or could be 18-12. Uscola believes the most accurate mark is about 30-16. Whatever it actually is, Uscola just knows there are way more losses on it than he'd like to see. "It's taken me a lot of trials and tribulations to get here," Uscola said. "I've fought a lot of tough guys, and I pissed off a lot of good fights or matches that I should have won." A former collegiate wrestling All-American, Uscola has been fighting professionally since 2004. While his lengthy record does have its share of losses, a closer look at his history reveals an astounding amount of quality opponents: Josh Burkman, Xavier Foupa-Pokam, Mike Guymon, Gegard Mousasi, Kyle Noke, Trevor Prangley, Chael Sonnen, and Joey Villasenor, among others. But Uscola believes those years of experience of fighting anyone who would step up have prepared him for this moment – that and his current training with Urijah Faber's Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, Calif. "I'm with a great training camp now, and it's sort of changed my aspect on things," Uscola said. "I think a lot of it is watching Urijah and him being in my ear all the time, like, 'Kyacey, you've got all the talent in the world. Let's get it done. Let's get it done.'"
Submitted Apr 4, 2010 4:49AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, MMA Personalities, Interviews
Penn Considering Move To 170 Following UFC 112
Each time B.J. Penn prepares to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight belt, the question arises: with a win, will he return to the welterweight division where he once held the title? Penn takes on Frankie Edgar in the co-main event of UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi on April 10, and if the Hawaiian comes away with the win, a move to the 170-pound division is something he’s considering. “If everything goes well on April 10, I definitely would consider moving up to 170. Not that I’m – not that it’s 100-percent guaranteed,” Penn said recently. “If I do make that move I’m going to move slow. I’m not going to try to rush anything,” he added. “Maybe I would think about it more as testing the waters. I’d talk to Dana and see if he would want me to vacate the belt, but maybe try do something like Anderson (Silva) is doing, test the waters, see how everything is going and see how everything plays out.”
Submitted Apr 4, 2010 4:45AM by grappler0000 - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
Shane Carwin: Back And Ready For War
One minute and forty-eight seconds. That's the average length of Shane Carwin's four bouts in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Two of those four bouts were against either a former UFC heavyweight champion or contender, and all of them were ended by way of Carwin's massive fists smashing repeatedly into his opponent's face.
Submitted Mar 28, 2010 10:20PM by miphi1991 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
Kamal Shalorus injured, bout with Varner postponed
Looks as if the bout is off until June, or Varner could possibly be used if Cerrone or Henderson get injured.
Submitted Mar 3, 2010 10:50PM by BrutalKnockOut - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
With Poland conquered, teenage prodigy Marcin Held hopes for big-stage MMA offer
Marcin Held found the beginning of his promising mixed-martial-arts career on a billboard. The then-9-year-old Held was searching for something new to try, and he spotted the advertisement for a gym in his Polish city of Tychy. He wandered in to check out the facility. "It was (an) accident," Held told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) in his improving English this week. "The club is one of the best in jiu jitsu in Poland." And Held took to it quickly. Now, at 18, the 155-pounder already has an 8-0 start to his professional career after compiling an undefeated amateur record.
Submitted Feb 25, 2010 3:53PM by emfleek - 0 comments
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Heath Herring clarifies recent UFC criticism, says non-fight ventures simply more lucrative
“I think the whole five Ferrari comment is that at this point in my career, I’m actually making less money than when I was younger and I was 23 years old,” Herring told MMAjunkie.com. “Like I said, I’ve got these business opportunities that have arisen, and it actually makes more sense for me to try to do that financially than try to take the time out and fight. That’s the decision I’m being faced with right now.” It wasn’t an easy decision, he noted. “It’s obviously a risk that I wrestle with on a daily basis,” he said. “It’s been a very tough decision for me. But with my current contract, I feel like I’ve hit the glass ceiling, so to speak. It’s not that I don’t ever want to fight again. But I have to be intelligent with my body and my time, and (if) I can find something that pays off better, I need to go down that road. “I’ve got a lot of scars and wounds but not a lot to show for it. It’s like, ‘Do you want to keep destroying your body?’ I love fighting. But it’s like you wake up one day – and I’m almost 32 years old now – and you say, ‘What have I really done? What’s the legacy I’ve left for my child and my family, other than do you want to watch me on YouTube? You want to watch me on Spike TV?’
Submitted Feb 19, 2010 1:19PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities, UFC
Paul Daley - GSP will Lose & Koscheck will get KTFO
Paul Daley “Semtex Ready to Explode on Koscheck”

PDG: Obviously fighters like to hype fights; here what Josh had to say in recent interview: "I plan on rearranging them teeth in his mouth. He already has those braces and those messed up teeth. So maybe we'll put some railroad spikes in there." Is this just hype or is there really bad blood between the two you? Paul Daley: Koscheck is just hyping the fight up. He isn’t the man behind those words and that is unfortunate for him because I am the man behind the words when I say that I am going to knock him the **** out.
Submitted Feb 18, 2010 1:38AM by nwowolfpack - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities, General MMA
Ken Shamrock On His Dad, Career, And UFC Fray
When not in training, Shamrock stays busy with his family, making personal appearances, and the new Lion’s Den facility in Reno, Nev. And yet, he’s only scratching the surface of his continued drive towards success.
Submitted Feb 15, 2010 8:06PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
It's A Family Affair For The Assuncao Brothers
It's a family affair when it comes to the Assuncaos.That's what happened recently when former UFC fighter Junior Assuncao attended a show in Virginia titled "Respect is Earned" to corner younger brother Freddy on the undercard for the show.
Submitted Feb 10, 2010 1:55PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
UFC Quick Quote: Joe Rogan has a meltdown during 'Ice-gate'
"Oh we got a problem, somebody spilled ice all over the Octagon. That's a big problem, that's a lot of ice. This is gonna take some time. This is a disaster. Look at it, they knocked the bucket over. This is "The Three Stooges." What are you freaks doing? Now everybody's booing. Now there's even more pressure. Now they're sweeping it out. That's good. Put it on the side and watch [Octagon girl] Arianny (Celeste) fall on her head. There's still ice! There's still too much! GET BACK IN THERE! YOU'RE NOT DONE! THERE'S ICE ALL OVER THE FLOOR!
Submitted Feb 9, 2010 2:15AM by xdanish020 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Dana White talks about Liddell's alleged alcoholism
At a media day to promote the upcoming season of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter,” former UFC light heavyweight titleholder Tito Ortiz alleged that his longtime rival and fellow former champion Chuck Liddell was an “alcoholic.” He added that their former manager and now UFC president Dana White had to do “an intervention” on Liddell. Following the UFC 109 pre-fight press conference on Thursday, White denied ever having done an intervention and said Liddell isn’t “too happy” about Ortiz’ comments.
Submitted Feb 5, 2010 11:02AM by emfleek - 18 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
DANA WHITE: Nick Diaz needs to "play the game"...
When Nick Diaz knocked out Marius Zaromskis last weekend the questions immediately started to come up about the welterweight's future and if a UFC return could ever happen. The Gracie trained fighter competed in the UFC for several years, but left and signed on with EliteXC and then Strikeforce, where he has come to be considered among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport. UFC president Dana White commented on Diaz's recent performance and had nothing but compliments for the California native. "I like Nick Diaz very much, and I’ve said this many times, if Nick Diaz would just play the game even this much... but Nick Diaz refuses to play the game," White said. "He’s anti-the game."
Submitted Feb 5, 2010 11:01AM by emfleek - 28 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Colt Toombs -- Son of 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper -- to Make Pro Debut Thursday
After an unbeaten amateur run, Colt Toombs will make his professional debut on Thursday night in an undercard bout during a Tachi Palace Fights card in Leemore, Calif. Toombs is the son of former professional wrestling great "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. A member of Team Quest, the 20-year-old Toombs went 4-0 in amateur competition as a featherweight, winning twice by TKO, once by submission and once by decision. His last amateur bout was last October. In his pro debut, he'll face Art Becerra, who is 1-1 and last fought in Sept. 2008.
Submitted Feb 4, 2010 8:40AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
Murilo 'Ninja' Rua Targeting Back-to-Back DREAM, Shine Fights
Murilo "Ninja" Rua is looking forward to a busy spring. The brother of UFC's "Shogun" and a former EliteXC middleweight champion, Rua is eyeing fights in the coming months at DREAM.13 and Shine Fights 3. In this exclusive interview with MMA Fighting through a translator, Rua talks returning to fight in Brazil, his younger brother's rematch against Lyoto Machida and his own upcoming fights. Ray Hui: What was your decision to sign with Shine as opposed to fighting for Strikeforce? Murilo "Ninja" Rua: I think Shine has the potential to be one of the most exciting MMA shows in the world. They are signing some very talented fighters and have interesting plans, so why not join them? They treated me with respect and presented me a great opportunity, and I'm very happy and looking forward to fighting in Shine. I think Strikeforce is also a great promotion, but right now as far as America goes I'll be fighting for Shine Fights, and they will allow me to keep fighting in other countries like Brazil and Japan. Hui: Are you still with DREAM? Rua: I still have two fights left in my DREAM deal, and I'm looking forward to fighting on their next card in March.
Submitted Feb 2, 2010 8:36AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: Interviews, MMA Personalities
Agent Talks Hieron Free Agency; UFC an Option
There are no guarantees in life or in the fight game. That's the motto that Jay Hieron has lived his life by lately due to some unfortunate timing and opponent changes that left the former IFL fighter off of the latest Showtime televised card and without an expected title shot. Now officially a free agent able to negotiate a new contract, Hieron's agent, Ken Pavia from MMA Agents, clarified the timeline for his client's next deal. "He has an exclusive negotiating period with Strikeforce, but beyond that he is, he has no more fights left on his deal," said Pavia in an interview with MMAWeekly.com on Sunday. "There's an exclusive negotiating period, and then there's also a right to match, which is pretty standard in the industry at this point."
Submitted Feb 1, 2010 9:54AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz says Georges St-Pierre just fine for his next opponent
For as much praise as new Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz (21-7 MMA, 3-0 SF) receives for his grappling prowess, it's his voluminous striking attack that has led to his most recent surge in popularity. Never was that more evident than in this past Saturday's "Strikeforce: Miami" main event, where Diaz defeated DREAM champ and vaunted striker Marius Zaromskis at his own game. Now the question for Diaz becomes, "What's next?" And the scrappy Californian isn't afraid to ask for the best. "I want to fight Georges St-Pierre," Diaz said. "That's the one fight I'm talking about."
Submitted Feb 1, 2010 9:49AM by emfleek - 11 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
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