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Sanchez Signs 8-Fight Deal
(sherdog.com)
Diego Sanchez signed a new eight-fight deal with the UFC on Tuesday, clearing the path for a lightweight title bid against B.J. Penn at UFC 107 in Dec. 12 in Memphis, Tenn. Sanchez’s representation, Jeff Clark of NCFC Management, confirmed the fighter’s re-signing with the promotion.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 11:01PM by StorminYourman - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Evans-Jackson Postponed Until Early 2010
(sherdog.com)
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s big break has broken up a headlining bout against Rashad Evans at UFC 107. Jackson and Evans, rival coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter 10” debuting Sept. 16 on Spike TV, will no longer face off in a culminating bout on Dec. 12 in Memphis, Tenn., where Jackson hails from. Evans was notified Saturday that his headlining light heavyweight bout with Jackson will be postponed until early 2010, as Jackson begins shooting a lead role in the feature film remake of “The A-Team” in Vancouver, British Columbia. The 31-year-old Jackson will reprise the role of “B.A. Baracus,” made famous by iconic personality Mr. T in the 1980s. Numerous outlets, including U.K-based “The Sun,” have reported on the jeopardized bout for the last few weeks, and UFC President Dana White even voiced his disdain for Jackson’s moonlighting aspirations at UFC 102 in late August.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 8:53PM by StorminYourman - 11 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Crocop weighs in on Fedor/UFC situation
(demandmma.com)
Mirko Crocop can get added to the list of people who don't understand the Fedor/UFC situation, as he has his own thoughts on the matter. Is Fedor scared?
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 3:21PM by BrutalKnockOut - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Dan Stupp Defends Sean Salmon's Admission
(bloodyelbow.com)
Salmon quit, plain and simple. Self-preservation and financial well-being trumped his competitive drive. But he didn’t "throw a fight" as so many have alleged. At any MMA event, especially amateur and small regional shows, you’ll see at least a fighter or two who simply breaks mentally. He’ll stop fighting off a submission attempt, will quit fighting and cover up, or will simply tap-out. Like Salmon, they just don’t have the heart to continue that night
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 9:31AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Rashad Evans Not Yet Told of Possible UFC 107 Fight Postponement
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Rashad Evans has yet to be officially informed that his UFC 107 main-event matchup with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has been scrapped, according to his manager, Jervis Cole. FanHouse contacted Cole on Saturday to find out whether the ex-UFC light-heavyweight champion had been informed of any change in scheduling. As of yesterday afternoon, he had not.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 9:23AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
One Year Later, Evan Tanner's Unforgettable Life, Legacy Remembered
(mma.fanhouse.com)
The people who knew him still think of him regularly. How can they not? He moved them closer to life's truths than anyone else. He pulled them in, taught them lessons, then disappeared. He made them feel alive. He challenged them to think deeper, look further, rise above. He broke their hearts, then showed them what true redemption was all about. They remember him because one year later, the life of Evan Tanner still echoes.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 9:22AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Arona: 'I Can Beat Anyone,' Machida Included
(sherdog.com)
"More than two years have passed since Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou knocked out Ricardo Arona at the final Pride Fighting Championships event in Japan. Viewed by most as one of the top light heavyweight fighters in the world in 2005 and 2006, Arona disappeared from the mixed martial arts scene in wake of Pride’s demise. “The Brazilian Tiger” -- who built his reputation, in part, on the back of a 1999 victory over Jeff Monson in the absolute final of the Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championships -- will return to MMA this Saturday when he meets UFC veteran Marvin Eastman in the Bitetti Combat Nordeste 4 main event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It will also mark the first time Arona competes inside a cage."
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 8:23AM by Sinister - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Gina Carano to Star in Movie -- Knockout
(demandmma.com)
Gina Carano has been cast as the star of an upcoming movie called Knockout. The movie will be an action movie and directed by Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean's 11, 12, 13). Production is said to take place at some point in Jan. 2010.
Submitted Sep 6, 2009 9:27PM by BDON911 - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Wanderlei Silva discusses facial surgery
(demandmma.com)
Wanderlei Silva checks in with his fans via his video blog, and extensively discusses his facial surgery, as well as new tattoos, and more. For those not wanting to watch the whole video, the surgery was the first thing he talks about.
Submitted Sep 5, 2009 11:37AM by BrutalKnockOut - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Matt "The Law" Lindland takes Gerald “Hurricane” Harris to court?
(blogs.wweek.com)
Here’s a lawsuit that could get ugly. One mixed martial arts fighter (whose litigiousness earned him his nickname) is dragging another into court. Matt “The Law” Lindland, an MMA fighter who made an unsuccessful run for the Oregon Legislature, is suing Gerald “Hurricane” Harris for alleged unpaid management fees.
Submitted Sep 4, 2009 2:51PM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Muhammed Lawal Weighs Options Following Recent Mark Kerr Victory
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Muhammed Lawal defeated Mark Kerr last Friday at M-1 Global: Breakthrough in just 22 seconds, and the free agent is already looking towards his next fight. "King Mo" told FanHouse on Thursday that he is weighing offers from several organizations. He said there is a chance he will compete again for Sengoku, but not on their upcoming Sept. 23 event because "it's a smaller show." Lawal added that he hopes to return to action come October or November, and that he still expects to be fighting in either the UFC or Strikeforce by the end of 2009.
Submitted Sep 4, 2009 10:30AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Sean Salmon's Admission May Result In Suspension
(bloodyelbow.com)
Our own Chris Nelson posted the story late yesterday regarding former UFC fighter Sean Salmon's column over at MMAJunkie.com titled "Full-Time Fighter" in which Salmon reveals that a plethora of personal struggles and stress resulted in a bad decision at a June 3rd bout with former WEC fighter Allan Weickert:
Submitted Sep 4, 2009 9:18AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Yushin Okami Talks Anderson, Sonnen, Akiyama
(sherdog.net)
--- In preparation for your fight against Chael Sonnen, have you watched any video on him? Yes. He is a so-called "American-style" fighter. Box for a bit and then tackle, hold the opponent, use elbows, and start pounding. He's a very strong fighter - probably the strongest opponent I have ever faced. --- In the middleweight division, Anderson Silva is the biggest star. Did you watch his fight against Forrest Griffin at UFC 101? Yes, it shocked me. I thought Anderson would win, but the way he won was unbelievable. Griffin is a former light heavyweight champ, but Anderson made it look like he was fighting a B-class fighter. People were talking bad after the fight versus Thales Leites, so Anderson must have wanted to prove something. You don't want to get him too upset (laughter). --- One of your training partners, Yoshihiro Akiyama, fought and won against Alan Belcher in UFC 100. What did you think about the fight? He was more aggressive than usual, moving forward with strikes. Even when his opponent came forward, he was striking from short distance. AKiyama-san was really determined. He got the takedowns at every important point and was able to score on the UFC judging criteria. There was no other Japanese middleweight fighters, so that fight served as big motivation for me.
Submitted Sep 4, 2009 2:13AM by TimW001 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Matt Hughes signs multi-fight deal with the UFC
(demandmma.com)
Matt Hughes details how a new deal came about, and also drops a little hint as to his next opponent.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 2:09PM by BrutalKnockOut - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Little Nog to debut at UFC 105, no plans of fighting Machida
(demandmma.com)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is set to debut at UFC 105, but don't expect him to fight Lyoto Machida in the future.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 12:33PM by BrutalKnockOut - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, PrideFC, MMA Personalities
 
Former UFC Champion Tim Sylvia is Jason Vorhees of the “Friday the 13th” Movie Franchise
(fighters.com)
Former UFC heavyweight champion “Maine-iac” Tim Sylvia (24-6) is currently in Boston playing horror film icon Jason Vorhees in the yet-to-be-titled “Friday the 13th” sequel, Fighters.com has confirmed with a source close to the fighter. On a three-fight losing streak and most recently on the horizontal end of a “Merciless” Ray Mercer (1-0) nine-second knockout at Adrenaline MMA 3 in Birmingham 13 June, Sylvia will get to diggin’ himself out of the deepest trench of his underrated career versus Jason Riley (6-1), at Adrenaline MMA 4 in Omaha 18 September.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 10:39AM by emfleek - 25 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Joachim Hansen explains the head injury that sidelined him since 2008
(mmamania.com)
"During the final phase of training, I lifted my training partner for a takedown, and he tried to defend tenaciously. After staggering on my feet, we both fell head first on to the floor and I hit my head pretty hard. Even though I retained consciousness, I did not feel well, as I suffered from dizziness and headache. So I decided to halt the training and go to my room to rest. After a while, when I felt sufficiently recovered, I tried to get up from bed. At that moment, I experienced severe vertigo and I ended up blacking out..."
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 10:36AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Shonie Carter Slated to Face Derrick Noble, Danny Abbadi, Carlos Newton
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Shone Carter's next two months will see the veteran fighter compete three times, culminating with a nostalgic super fight against former UFC welterweight champion Carlos Newton. "Apparently I suck because everyone is willing to fight me," Carter told FanHouse.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 8:54AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Sean Salmon Admits to Taking a Dive
(bloodyelbow.com)
In his latest "Full-Time Fighter" column for MMA Junkie, former UFC light heavyweight (and eternal star of Rashad Evans' highlight reel) Sean Salmon makes a rather startling admission regarding his last fight, which took place in Ohio back in June. Salmon says that he was training with members of the Wolfslair Academy in Cheshire, England, when he flew back to Ohio on June 3rd for a match against WEC veteran Allan Weickert (then with a record of 5-6 to Salmon's 16-7) on June 6th. He was set to return to England on June 7th, provided he emerged from the Weickert bout unscathed.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 8:51AM by emfleek - 19 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Edith Labelle, Former Octagon Girl, Breaks Silence on UFC Dismissal
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Last month, fans of former UFC Octagon girl Edith Labelle were disappointed to find out that she was no longer working for the organization. Many questions surrounded her departure, but few answers were made available.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 8:47AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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