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UFC Quick Quote: Yoshihiro Akiyama a little lost in translation during Alan Belcher fight
(mmamania.com)
“Alan was a very tough fighter. The damage of the low blow in the beginning of the fight was quite strong. I thought that if he hit me there again I wouldn’t be able to continue the fight. I wanted to take a large break but there was confusion during the fight. I misunderstood the referee saying five minutes in English as five seconds, I continued the fight urgently but this took a big toll on the exhaustion of my physical strength. My eye got injured when I got downed on the first round by a left. I felt an abnormality in my eye after the end of the 1st round. One eye was closed so I didn’t know about my sense of distance. Because I couldn’t see any attacks from my opponent’s right side I received a lot of leg kicks from that side. I didn’t continue with the game plan, the only reason I won was my feeling that I really didn’t want to lose this fight. After the fight when I was in the hospital, Dana White came personally and told me first hand that me and Belcher’s fight was elected as the fight of the night. I was very happy…. Alan is the toughest fighter I have faced and I’m proud to have been able to fight him. I will devote myself from now on so please support me.”
Submitted Jul 14, 2009 11:22AM by SmileR - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
MacDonald on UFC Run: I Lost Focus
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Jason MacDonald opened a lot of eyes when he first arrived to the UFC in October 2006, as his first two wins were against well-known fighters Ed Herman and Chris Leben.
Submitted Jul 14, 2009 9:51AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Dana White's UFC 100 Video Blog - Fight Day
(demandmma.com)
Follow the link to see Dana's video blog for the day of the fight, which includes up close and personal video of Dan Henderson knocking out Michael Bisping. Check it out!
Submitted Jul 13, 2009 8:59PM by BrutalKnockOut - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Michael Bisping Speaks on KO Loss to Dan Henderson
(demandmma.com)
Check out the link to see what Michael Bisping has to say about his loss to Dan Henderson, what he remembers from the fight, and how he plans to return.
Submitted Jul 13, 2009 2:44PM by BrutalKnockOut - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Quote of the day : Frank Mir "Within Half-An-Inch Of Catching Brock Lesnar"
(bloodyelbow.com)
"When Lesnar didn't come after me, that really threw me off." "He didn't land any punches on his feet, did he?" "I didn't expect him to run." "He ran like a lightweight. ... It's my fault. I should have trained that he would be intimidated from the standup" fighting position." This is pretty delusional to me. Does anyone agree with this. I just didn't see it the same way Mir does, and I think he's kidding himself.
Submitted Jul 13, 2009 11:10AM by scoozna - 48 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Mark Coleman doesn't get tired...he plays possum.
(mmamania.com)
“I had a lot of doubters. I can’t stand being called an old man…. I had to shut a lot of people up. There are reasons why I got tired — distractions — I didn’t train hard enough. But if I put the time in I can compete with anybody. I was about 70 percent tonight [at UFC 100]…. I can get a lot better and [be a factor in this division]…. When I put my mind to it I’m fresh, I’m fast, I’m quick, I punch hard … I’m good…. Everybody else better watch out because ‘The Hammer’ is back…"
Submitted Jul 13, 2009 9:11AM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Positive energy helps Ricco Rodriguez battle the odds
(www2.tbo.com)
TAMPA - Ricco Rodriguez is choosing to stand and fight. As easy as it could have been to turn and run from his past, quietly tucking away the pieces of his life deemed unsavory, he's made the decision to face it head-on.
Submitted Jul 10, 2009 11:18AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Ultimate Fighting's Cold War Gets Hotter (TIME Magazine Article)
(time.com)
Imagine a pro quarterback with Peyton Manning's talent, playing up north in the CFL instead of the NFL. Or picture Tiger Woods shunning the PGA and all the major championships to star in the second-string Nationwide Tour. It may sound ridiculous, but the fast-growing, wildly popular sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) is grappling with such an unthinkable, uncomfortable scenario.
Submitted Jul 10, 2009 8:41AM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dana on Japan: 'They're all crooked'
(mmaweekly.com)
LAS VEGAS – UFC president Dana White Thursday told reporters that Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic may in fact honor the UFC deal presented him prior to his Octagon return at UFC 99. On Tuesday, a report surfaced quoting heavyweight Junior Dos Santos saying he would be fight the Croatian MMA star at UFC 103 on Sept. 19 in Dallas. Dos Santos last week had been removed from his scheduled appearance at UFC 102 claiming injury.
Submitted Jul 10, 2009 8:39AM by emfleek - 15 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Coleman has alot of respect for Bonnar
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Mark Coleman – The Hammer Talks UFC 100

PDG: What are your thoughts on your opponent; Stephan Bonnar? Mark Coleman: I respect him quite a bit and he has never been stopped in the UFC. He has fought some wars in the cage and he has a huge heart. Stephan has good reach and a good standup game that you have to respect. I have been working a lot in training on my standup and I was hoping to use that in my next couple of fights but I'm going to have to be smart with him and probably take him to the ground. Where I do what I do best – Ground and Pound. I have nothing but respect for Stephan Bonnar and his fight with Forest Griffin was an amazing fight that put the UFC on the map.
Submitted Jul 10, 2009 3:30AM by nwowolfpack - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews, PrideFC
 
White: MMA to be bigger globally than football
(lvrj.com)
One wears a coat and tie, and the other swears he'll never be a suit. At first glance, there might appear to be few similarities between Roger Goodell and Dana White. Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL, oversees the most popular sport in America. He's in a position of unrivaled strength. But look at the big picture, and a challenger is emerging. White, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has realistic plans to conquer the sports world.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 8:43AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Brock Lesnar Hates Steve Mazzagatti, Breaks Door
(demandmma.com)
Check out the short video as Brock Lesnar watches the finish of his first fight with Frank Mir, gets angry, and starts breaking things. Pretty hilarious.
Submitted Jul 7, 2009 8:56PM by BrutalKnockOut - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
BJ Penn invites some new training partners to camp
(demandmma.com)
Follow the link to see a video of BJ Penn introducing his new world class training partners, in anticipation for his bout with Kenny Florian at UFC 101.
Submitted Jul 7, 2009 2:53PM by BrutalKnockOut - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Aleksander Emelianenko would like to fight in the UFC
(promma.info)
Surrounded by an aura of danger and mystery, Aleksander Emelianenko is one of the scariest men on the planet. The younger brother of consensus number one heavyweight in the world Fedor Emelianenko, Aleks has forged his own path to stardom. Although still unknown to many of today’s Ultimate Fighter raised MMA fans in the U.S., Aleks has made it clear that will one day change. At only 27 years of age, the Saint-Petersburg born heavyweight plans on fighting for many years to come.
Submitted Jul 7, 2009 8:14AM by emfleek - 12 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Two Hall of Fame inductees confirmed!
(demandmma.com)
Dana White himself confirms the two newest inductees into the UFC Hall of Fame!
Submitted Jul 6, 2009 10:33PM by BrutalKnockOut - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White's UFC 100 Video Blog - Episode 1
(demandmma.com)
Check out the first installment in the Dana White video blog series, leading up to UFC 100!
Submitted Jul 5, 2009 10:08PM by BrutalKnockOut - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
GSP SAYS FLORIAN WILL BE A GREAT CHAMPION
(mmaweekly.com)
On Aug. 8, Kenny Florian will take a second crack at the UFC lightweight title, this time battling current champion B.J. Penn at UFC 101, and while the Boston native has always had a top-notch camp, he decided to venture out this time for some extra support. The extra support comes in the form of UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, the only fighter to have two wins over Penn, and who himself is in final preparations for his UFC 100 bout against Thiago Alves.
Submitted Jul 3, 2009 2:16PM by Bowen50 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
GSP Static Interview
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre recently took time to answer some questions for PDG regarding his upcoming bout against Thiago Alves, training and the importance of UFC 100. PDG: How is your training going for UFC 100? GSP: I’m in the best shape of my life and I’m training really hard before my fight. Three weeks I spent in New York doing Muay Thai at the Wat with Phil Nurse and all the guys over there, sparring with Shawn Imes, Brad Imes and all those great training partners that I have for Muay Thai training. I’m learning a lot from Kru Phil. I also train in New York at the Renzo Gracie Academy under supervision of John Danaher – he’s my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor. I have great training partners there as well. The level of jiu-jitsu in New York at Renzo Gracie is better than it is in Montreal, so that’s one of the main reasons why I have been going there and I spend so much time at that Academy.
Submitted Jul 3, 2009 4:24AM by nwowolfpack - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Hardonk, Cool Under Pressure, Foils Mugging in LA
(ufc.com)
We all know the old adage about ‘strength in numbers’, but you have to think that the three young men who tried to mug 6 foot 4, 245 pound UFC heavyweight Antoni Hardonk in Los Angeles a week and a half ago were either very brave or very stupid – or both. “I’ve worked security in the clubs and had some incidents there when people are fighting and you have to break up a fight, or somebody’s drunk and you have to guide them out, but this time, they wanted to have my money, they wanted to rob me, and that was a new experience for me,” Hardonk told UFC.com. “First they asked if I had some change so I looked in my wallet. They said they needed some help, and asked if I could help them out. I don’t mind helping people, so I took a look. Then suddenly the tone in their voice changed and they said ‘gimme your money.’
Submitted Jul 2, 2009 11:59AM by Bowen50 - 12 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Frank Mir - Accident, UFC, Lesnar & Liddell
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Frank Mir - Accident, UFC, Lesnar & Liddell The Official Radio Partner of PunchDrunkGamer, TakeDown Wrestling Radio recently conducted an interview with interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir. Mir talks with Scott Casber about his training, Brock Lesnar and a variety of issues in mixed martial arts today. AUDIO:
Submitted Jun 30, 2009 5:55AM by nwowolfpack - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
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