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TORRES IS READY TO SHUT MAYWEATHER UP
(mmaweekly.com)
WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres is looking for a fight, and it's nothing against his current opponent, Brian Bowles, but he believes a boxing champion needs to step up and compete in the true fighting art before he smack talks a sport that is sweeping the world. Recently, former pound-for-pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather Jr., in an interview with CBS Sports, hounded the sport of MMA saying it was for "beer drinkers" and the reason the sport was created was because "there's no white fighters in boxing that's dominating." Torres, who proudly hails from a Hispanic background, is ready to prove Mayweather wrong and he's ready any time, any place.
Submitted Jul 28, 2009 8:44AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: WEC, MMA Personalities
 
Gina Carano is reading your posts! (video)
(demandmma.com)
Think your posting on forums is going unnoticed? Follow the link to see just what Gina Carano has to say about that.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 9:52PM by BrutalKnockOut - 9 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC, MMA Personalities
 
Overeem anticipates October return.
(mmafighting.com)
Alistair Overeem’s next fight will happen sometime in October for either Strikeforce, DREAM or Golden Glory. Overeem (29-11) is currently nursing a hand injury that forced him out of a Strikeforce heavyweight title defense against Fabricio Werdum at Strikeforce “Carano vs. Cyborg” on Aug. 15.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 2:11PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Tito Ortiz Sees the Writing on the Wall
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Tito Ortiz, my man. I have been an Ortiz fan all my life and say what you will about the Huntington Beach Bad Boy, he’s no dummy. Ortiz is one of the most intelligent fighters in the world when it comes to business sense and it’s one of the main reasons him and Dana White butt heads so often. The two are actually a lot alike.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 1:34PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Belfort Willing to Fight Anderson Silva
(5thround.com)
With his “Affliction: Trilogy” fight against WAMMA champ Fedor Emelianenko, ahem Jorge Santiago, officially scrapped, former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort is looking to make a move back to the Octagon and make a run at middleweight king Anderson Silva. “Anderson is a great friend of mine and a big champion but I’m looking for this [fight to happen],” Belfort told OUL Esporte of Brazil. “I cannot comment much on this right now but yeah, I always want to fight the best fighters. Of course it won’t be a pleasure [being Silva’s friend] but there isn’t another way at all in the sport. Kaka and Ronaldinho (Brazilian soccer players) are friends and have faced each other many times. It is part of my work and I need it to afford milk to the children at home.”
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 1:32PM by emfleek - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Gegard Mousasi: ‘It’s all politics and I can do nothing but wait’
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Disappointed would be an understatement to describe Dutch-Armenian fighting sensation Gegard Mousasi’s feelings following the recent cancellation of “Affliction Trilogy“. After years of making his name overseas as one of the most dangerous men on the planet Mousasi finally had his opportunity to show the American public what he was capable of against the most dangerous foe he had ever faced in Renato “Babalu” Sobral.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 8:42AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: Affliction, MMA Personalities
 
‘Flo’ Job: An MMAmania.com UFC 101 interview exclusive with Kenny Florian
(mmamania.com)
It’s been roughly three years since Kenny Florian’s first title shot in which he lost a bloody, five round battle to mixed martial arts veteran Sean Sherk at UFC 64. Needless to say, a lot has changed since that juncture in his career. Six consecutive victories over top lightweight contenders including Roger Huerta, Joe Stevenson, and Joe Lauzon and Florian once again finds himself in the familiar number one contender spot. This time around, however, he’s a little older and a little wiser — and some may argue a completely revamped and weakness-free fighter.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 8:38AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC, Interviews
 
What's Next for Josh Barnett and Why It Matters
(bloodyelbow.com)
1. He lost a lot of money for the Fedor fight and a chance to solidify himself as the top heavyweight fighter in MMA. This fight was probably one of, if not, the highest-paying fights Josh was ever going to get in his life. Whether you believe the figure is $300,000 or $500,000, that’s a lot of money to make for one fight. He’s not going to get that money anywhere else – not in Japan and not in UFC. ... What Barnett has to hope for is that there is still interest in Japan to book this fight on New Year’s Eve
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 8:37AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Affliction
 
Antonio Silva Could Fight for Sengoku Heavyweight Title in December, Wants Josh Barnett
(bloodyelbow.com)
Antonio Silva gave Tatame some interesting news regarding the Sengoku heavyweight title picture on Sunday. Here's an excerpt (roughly translated by yours truly) from the post they've got up: Pezão eyes title fight in Sengoku Owner of three heavyweight championships (EliteXC, Cage Rage and Cage Warriors), Antonio "Pezão" [Silva] is training to return to Sengoku on September 23rd, and now has even more motivation to win. "I have two more fights in Sengoku, and, winning this fight... I'll fight for the title in December. They're going to create a championship and I'll fight for the title," said the American Top Team heavyweight, who is still without an opponent.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 8:35AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, World Victory Road / Sengoku
 
Brett Rogers' Manager: Strikeforce Wasn't An 'Obstruction' in Making Fedor Fight
(mma.fanhouse.com)
According to Brett Rogers' manager and trainer, Mike Reilly, the Strikeforce heavyweight had agreed to a deal that would pay him somewhere in the ballpark of $500,000 to $800,000 to fight Fedor Emelianenko on the now-canceled "Affliction: Trilogy" card. Unfortunately for Rogers, who recently left his job at Sam's Club to train MMA full-time, the match-up never materialized.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 8:33AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities, StrikeForce, Affliction
 
Gray Maynard has a plan: Kick Roger Huerta’s ass on Sept. 16
(mmamania.com)
“I’m trying to learn how I can avoid (getting caught). If I get caught, then I’m an idiot. Because that’s part of the sport: defense. Blocking stuff, movement, which I think a lot of guys don’t do. You see offense everywhere, but if you can just move a little bit, it’s a lot easier. I’m here to win. (I’m not going to say), ‘I think it’s going to be a bloody, an unbelievable throwdown [and] we’re going to get the fight of the night check.’ To be honest, I don’t even want it to be close. I want to kick this dude’s ass. That’s the plan.”
Submitted Jul 26, 2009 12:40PM by SmileR - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Mark "The Hammer" Coleman Speaks
(mmaplayground.com)
Mark Coleman sat down with The Playground Bullies to answer some questions about his family, fighting at UFC 100 and his plans for the future.
Submitted Jul 25, 2009 7:56PM by FlashyG - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Tito Ortiz back to the UFC?
(demandmma.com)
As the day continues to get weirder, check out the latest "tweet" from Dana White regarding Tito Ortiz!
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 7:38PM by BrutalKnockOut - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
MOUSASI: "Maybe I'll go to the UFC."
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Gegard Mousasi has never fought in the United States before, and he was anxiously awaiting his opportunity to do so on August 1. He'll now have to wait a little longer.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 3:43PM by emfleek - 18 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Vitor Belfort Talks Possible Fight with Fedor
(demandmma.com)
Check out the video with Vitor Belfort as he talks about a possible fight next week with Fedor, as well as how he is preparing not knowing his opponent.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 1:06PM by BrutalKnockOut - 1 comment
Filed under: Affliction, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
DON FRYE: "CSAC are a bunch of amateurs."
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Leave it to Don Frye to make sense of this whole Josh Barnett/Affliction situation. Or not. The MMA veteran spoke to Fight Network Radio Thursday about Barnett's positive steroid test, but chose to lay the blame on the California State Athletic Commission instead: "Look at what the hell is going on in California with their athletic commission. What a bunch of amateurs. You know, I mean, they're suspending Josh Barnett for taking a drug, you know, and he can be making the state a million dollars by fighting. But they're going to suspend his ass when they're five billion dollars in debt. Where's the sense in that? You know, that's insane. That's how goofy we've gotten.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 8:29AM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Randy Couture: Vitor Belfort Has a Good Chance Against Fedor Emelianenko
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Randy Couture has always desperately wanted to fight Fedor Emelianenko, once going so far as to leave the UFC in an unsuccessful attempt to fight Fedor elsewhere. But while Couture's fight with Fedor is probably never going to happen, Couture does hope that his friend Vitor Belfort gets that chance.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 8:28AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
LITTLE KNOWN KING MO SAYS HE CAN BEAT FEDOR
(mmaweekly.com)
Vitor Belfort, Bobby Lashley, Brett Rogers, Tom Erickson, Jeff Monson, Don Frye, and even... Tank Abbott?! Well, now you can add Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal to the list of fighters that want to step in for Josh Barnett to fight Fedor Emelianenko at Affliction “Trilogy” on Aug. 1. And who can blame him? According to a report from Dave Meltzer of Yahoo! Sports, multiple sources say that Affliction is dangling a $500,000 carrot in front of potential opponents.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 8:26AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Trial delayed in Eilers murder case
(sherdog.com)
Justin Eilers’ stepfather, James R. Malec, has had his trial date pushed back. A provisional date of Aug. 31 has been set for the man accused of shooting and killing the former UFC heavyweight title contender after a Christmas night argument at Malec’s home in Nampa, Idaho.
Submitted Jul 23, 2009 9:18AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Still reeling from false death reports, "Kimo" Leopoldo searching for answers, apologies
(mmajunkie.com)
If you're still having a hard time figuring out how a forum post from an internet message board resulted in the false reporting of an MMA pioneer's death, you're not the only one. On today's edition of GoodSports, hosted by Rick Rosen and MMAjunkie.com Radio's (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) George Garcia, the subject of the erroneous report, Kim "Kimo" Leopoldo, said he was still trying to process the concept as well.
Submitted Jul 23, 2009 9:05AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
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