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MMA Personalities News - Page 49

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MATT LINDLAND ON AFFLICTION, LESNAR & MORE
(mmaweekly.com)
Like it or not Matt “The Law” Lindland calls it likes he sees it. Whether it’s his own career or commenting on the world around him, Lindland is not one to sugarcoat things. So when Affliction recently canceled its scheduled Aug. 1 “Trilogy” show and then less than 24 hours later closed up shop on its MMA promotion to partner back up with its once-scorned business associates, the UFC, Lindland was more than willing to give his thoughts on the situation; among other recent MMA happenings.
Submitted Jul 30, 2009 8:32AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
BARNETT RESPONDS TO STEROID ALLEGATIONS
(mmaweekly.com)
A representative of embattled heavyweight Josh Barnett on Wednesday broke her silence after a California State Athletic Commission drug test allegedly flagged him as a steroid user, effectively canceling his bout with Fedor Emelianenko at Affliction “Trilogy.” Released to the media was a statement from Barnett's manager, Shannon Hooper of Excel Sports Management, which addressed the situation with Affliction and the CSAC.
Submitted Jul 30, 2009 8:30AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Jeff Monson Pleads Guilty to Vandalism
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Former UFC title challenger Jeff Monson pleaded guilty Tuesday to malicious mischief stemming from his charge for vandalizing the Washington State Capital, the AP reports. Monson entered an Alford plea, which means the defendant does not admit guilt, but will accept a sentence as if he had been convicted due to the amount of evidence likely to convict him in court.
Submitted Jul 29, 2009 4:44PM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Stephan Bonnar ready to erase memory of Mark Coleman loss, would happily fight Tito Ortiz
(mmajunkie.com)
We've all heard the rumors of Tito Ortiz's possible return to the UFC. UFC light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar has heard them, too. Bonnar, who recently dropped a unanimous decision to Mark Coleman at UFC 100, today told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) he doesn't have an upcoming fight scheduled, but he's certainly willing to head the welcome wagon for "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy's" potential return to the octagon.
Submitted Jul 29, 2009 4:28PM by emfleek - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Quick Quote: ‘Relaxed’ Forrest Griffin hoping to make contact on August 8
(mmamania.com)
“I don’t know if you’re going to get Anderson out of his game. He’s a cool, calm, relaxed guy. Very focused. He seems to have a good plan for every fight and sticks to it. I think what you can’t do is be a big slow guy that follows him around. (You can’t) be too aggressive about trying to attack him..."
Submitted Jul 29, 2009 2:32PM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 101: Josh Neer is ’sick of fighting guys who want to hit and run’
(mmamania.com)
“I’m expecting a tough fight. He’s well-rounded a lot like I am, but I think he’s more like a Jiu Jitsu guy more than a standup guy. I think he will stand a little bit to set up his shots to take me down. I think it has the potential to [be fight of the night]. I think this fight could be over in the first round..."
Submitted Jul 29, 2009 2:31PM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC, Interviews
 
U.S. Army Special Forces' Tim Kennedy quits military to focus on Strikeforce career
(mmajunkie.com)
Veteran middleweight fighter Tim Kennedy (10-2), who recently debuted and signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce, has opted to forgo his military career and will now focus solely on mixed martial arts. The Green Beret's six-year military enlistment ends Aug. 4, and his terminal leave began July 10, according to a recent report from the Army Times. Last month Kennedy unsuccessfully lobbied the National Guard for assignment to its Elite Athlete Program so he could continue both his MMA and military careers.
Submitted Jul 29, 2009 9:58AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Dan Cramer and the Virtue of Patience
(ufc.com)
If anyone can attest to the old adage that good things come to those who wait, it’s Dan Cramer. When last we saw him, The Ultimate Fighter 7 alum was finally gearing up for his first professional MMA fight against Matt Arroyo at January’s UFC 94. A formal debut, which was years in the making, was first delayed by school commitments, then by sanctioning issues in local shows, and finally by a broken – and then re-broken – collarbone that kept Cramer out of commission for almost four months.
Submitted Jul 29, 2009 9:18AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Déjà vu All Over Again? Shane Nelson Hopes So
(ufc.com)
On March 7th, Shane Nelson was living the dream. The 25 year old protégé of lightweight champion BJ Penn had just improved his UFC record to 2-0 by stopping top veteran Aaron Riley via TKO in just 44 seconds and was on cloud nine.
Submitted Jul 29, 2009 9:16AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Anderson Silva To Retire From MMA After UFC Contract Is Complete, Will Box Roy Jones Jr.
(mmaforreal.com)
"It is undoubted that I will face Roy Jones. We have talked too much, have signed some contracts and we want to make it the sooner the better. It’s not for money or spotlight, it’s for my desire. Before that UFC is my focus. Dana treats me very well, as do all the staff of the organization. However I have to search what is better for myself. The UFC middleweight champion says he is "very satisfied with my results [in the UFC] and I want to continue this way until the end of my contract".
Submitted Jul 29, 2009 8:43AM by emfleek - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Will Fedor join the UFC? Who knows.
(msn.foxsports.com)
Friday could be the day dreams come true for millions of MMA fans. UFC President Dana White is holding a conference call that day, and from various reports, the most powerful man in mixed martial arts will be making some kind of a huge announcement. According to a report on the Los Angeles Times' Web site Tuesday, Fedor Emelianenko agreed to a deal with the UFC. However, Emelianenko's promotion company — M-1 Global — denied that, according to another report.
Submitted Jul 29, 2009 8:41AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Tom Atencio Discusses the Fall of Affliction Entertainment
(mma.fanhouse.com)
There are still plenty of questions surrounding the demise of Affliction Entertainment and their sudden reconciliation with the UFC. One man who can answer most of them is Tom Atencio. The vice president of Affliction Entertainment was the face of the organization during its short existence.
Submitted Jul 29, 2009 8:26AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: Affliction, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
SOTIROPOULOS FACES TEAMMATE AT UFC 101
(mmaweekly.com)
Less than a month ago, lightweight George Sotiropoulos was huffing and puffing alongside George Roop at Xtreme Couture, training for a fight against Rob Emerson at UFC 101. But Emerson sustained a bad cut last Monday and was forced to withdraw from the Aug. 8 fight in Philadelphia, leaving Sotiropoulos without an opponent. Roop was uninjured and un-booked after a decision victory over Dave Kaplan at UFC 98. Gym-mates or not, it was business – Roop was the next target.
Submitted Jul 29, 2009 8:24AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
ANDERSON SILVA MOVING UP, MOVING ON
(mmaweekly.com)
Weight – whether of the physical sort or the kind that puts pressure on a champion’s shoulders – is not slowing Anderson Silva down. During a media teleconference promoting his upcoming bout with Forrest Griffin at UFC 101, his second trip to light heavyweight, Silva said he could deal with both. On the physical side, it’s easy to see when he trains with regular partners Rafael “Feijao” Calvancante and the Nogueira brothers.
Submitted Jul 29, 2009 8:24AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Gegard Mousasi signs three fight deal with Strikeforce
(demandmma.com)
Fight with Babalu confirmed, but Mousasi also hints at other future sports endeavors, besides MMA.
Submitted Jul 29, 2009 12:47AM by BrutalKnockOut - 8 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Josh Barnett to Wrestle in Japan
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Josh Barnett's MMA career may be on brief hold, but his pro wrestling one isn't. "The Baby-Faced Assassin," very much in the news these days after it was announced last week that he tested positive for an anabolic steroid, which led to Affliction Entertainment canceling its upcoming event, will wrestle on Aug. 9 for Inoki Genome Federation in Japan. Barnett's manager, Shannon Hooper, confirmed the news with FanHouse on Tuesday
Submitted Jul 28, 2009 11:23AM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Despite rumors, Josh Thomson IS fighting on 8/15
(demandmma.com)
Yesterday there were rumors going around that Josh Thomson will have to pull out of his fight against Gilbert Melendez on August 15th, but Thomson himself confirms that isn't true.
Submitted Jul 28, 2009 10:39AM by BrutalKnockOut - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
George St. Pierre has ‘no fear:’ UFC champ featured in Rolling Stone
(mmamania.com)
“This former Montreal club bouncer isn’t huge — he’s 5-10, 170 pounds — but it hardly matters. Check any Mixed Martial Arts ranking for his class and you’ll find GSP near the top. Marketers envision him as the sport’s big breakout star — he’s the first MMA guy to pimp Gatorade, for one thing — and his win over Thiago Alves at UFC 100 could very well be the fight that does it.
Submitted Jul 28, 2009 9:01AM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Tim Boetsch Talks KOTC Debut, Possible Future with Strikeforce
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight Tim Boetsch will be back in the cage on Aug. 15 in a matchup against IFL veteran Aaron Stark at King of the Cage "Thunderstruck" in Everett, Washington. In his UFC debut at UFC 81, Boetsch (8-3) became an immediate fan favorite with his dismantling of David Heath on ten days' notice. But one win and two losses later were enough for him to be handed his walking papers after UFC 96 in March.
Submitted Jul 28, 2009 8:53AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Forrest Griffin Talks Tito Ortiz Rematch, Pool Tricks and Kenny Powers
(mma.fanhouse.com)
When I spoke to Forrest Griffin about his upcoming showdown against Anderson Silva at UFC 101 on August 8, I got the sense that he wanted to talk about anything but that fight. Fine by me. The former UFC light heavyweight champion is one of the most personable and funny fighters in MMA.
Submitted Jul 28, 2009 8:46AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: Interviews, UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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