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Jones wants to fight two more times in 2013
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC light heavyweight champion is currently healing from a toe injury suffered at UFC 159, but he would like to fight two more times in 2013 according to his manager.
Submitted May 22, 2013 11:33AM by prophecy033 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Gegard Mousasi leaning heavily towards middleweight, wants Vitor Belfort or other top contender
(mmafighting.com)
Gegard Mousasi is currently rehabbing his injured knee, but when he returns, the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion may very well be fighting in a brand new division. "There's a big chance that I will go to middleweight," Mousasi revealed to MMAFighting.com "It all depends on the fights that I'm going to get. If I'm going to get a big name at middleweight, I'll probably go down. "It's all about matchups. Let's say they're going to give me somebody like Vitor Belfort that's maybe a contender. That's the kind of fight I want." Mousasi fought much of his early career in Japan at middleweight, and easily tipped the scales at 204 pounds without cutting weight for his UFC debut. In the past, the 27-year-old believed dropping back down would've been a dicey proposition, but after considering the way he's recently trained and the ease with which he's lost weight, he's now confident it won't be a problem. "To be honest, I believe middleweight will be much better for me," Mousasi said. "I will give my opponent less advantages. But at the end of the day it's all about skills. That doesn't mean that size advantages always win, but like I've said, in the highest level, you don't want to give the slightest edge to your opponent. Everyone is skilled, everyone has abilities. So that's why I think middleweight will be much more suitable to my body frame. "It's all about the opportunity," he continued. "I really want to go for this belt. I believe that style-wise, matchup-wise, I matchup much better against Anderson Silva than Jon Jones, but it doesn't mean that I'm scared to fight at 205. Jon Jones is skilled and so is Anderson Silva, but at the highest levels, when you're competing against the top levels, you don't want to give anybody an advantage. So I don't want to give a weight and size difference advantage also. That's why I said middleweight." Mousasi is currently ahead of schedule in his recovery from injury and is targeting a late-2013 comeback to the Octagon. When he returns, the Dutch-Armenian fighter hopes to immediately make up for lost time. "My focus is to get to the belt as soon as possible," said Mousasi. "I‘ve done the route of [waiting]. I don't have those things that other fighters complain about, jetlag and days off. I don't have those issues. I never have. So I'm just looking for big fights. "The fight I had last (Ilir Latifi), the guy wasn't known, he wasn't ranked. It doesn't mean anything. But I have a history. I only haven't fought in UFC, but I have a history. People come and get immediate title shots. I don't think that's going to be the case for me, but I've beaten champions, ex-champions. So it's all about one, maybe two big names and then I hope to get a title shot."
Submitted May 21, 2013 6:08PM by SmileR - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Transgender Fighter Fallon Fox Says She is Actually at a Disadvantage to Her Opponents
(mmaweekly.com)
Much has been made of male-to-female transgender athlete Fallon Fox’s participation in women's MMA, but the CFA fighter says she is actually at a disadvantage to her opposition.
Submitted May 21, 2013 3:34PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC suspends Nate Diaz for 90 days, fines him $20,000 for derogatory tweet
(mmajunkie.com)
A day after handing Nate Diaz an indefinite suspension pending an investigation, the UFC has come up with its terms for the recent lightweight title challenger following a derogatory tweet. Diaz has been suspended for 90 days and fined $20,000.
Submitted May 17, 2013 9:25PM by prophecy033 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 159's Bryan Caraway ecstatic with new bonus, blasts marijuana usage in MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 159 is actually the second time marijuana has impacted Bryan Caraway's professional MMA career, but the first in which it's actually paid off. 
Submitted May 16, 2013 12:08AM by prophecy033 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ken Shamrock: MMA forcing better boxing matchups – except with Floyd Mayweather
(mmajunkie.com)
Ken Shamrock is a pretty rabid boxing fan these days, especially now that the sport's bigger names are actually boxing other top guys. Everyone but Floyd Mayweather Jr., that is. 
Submitted May 16, 2013 12:00AM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Josh Barnett still looking for UFC deal
(bloodyelbow.com)
Josh Barnett appeared on the MMA Hour on Monday and he had some interesting things to say on his fighting future and where he wants to finish his career.
Submitted May 14, 2013 1:28PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Tim Sylvia wants to fight Frank Mir or Pat Barry
(bloodyelbow.com)
"The Maine-iac" has once again expressed his desire to return to the UFC, where the former heavyweight champion hasn't competed since 2008.
Submitted May 14, 2013 1:26PM by prophecy033 - 18 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
 
Nick Diaz is starting his own MMA promotion
(bloodyelbow.com)
Rumors are surfacing that Nick Diaz is starting his own Stockton based MMA promotion.
Submitted May 13, 2013 4:06PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Dana: 'Hunt proved everyone wrong'
(bloodyelbow.com)
After originally trying to refuse the Samoan entry to the UFC, president Dana White gives his thoughts on Mark Hunt's current success.
Submitted May 13, 2013 1:02PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Vitor Belfort not ashamed of TRT use, 'I'm not doing anything illegal'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Heading into his UFC on FX 8 bout against Luke Rockhold, Vitor Belfort tells Mike Chiappetta that he's not ashamed to be using testosterone replacement therapy.
Submitted May 13, 2013 1:00PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Leonard Garcia's team bashes Bellator, questions claim of 'phantom' rep
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney claims his promotion never once contacted Leonard Garcia (15-11-1) about a potential deal with the tournament-based promotion. Garcia's team isn't buying it. "In light of Bellator's alleged legal chicanery with their own champions like Eddie Alvarez and Zach Makovsky, and high-profile fighters like Leonard Garcia making known their desire to avoid a potentially bad situation, it is not surprising Bellator is trying to get ahead of the bad PR plaguing their promotion," Garcia's reps at Haymaker's Empire Sports Management wrote in a statement issued to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "However, this story about a 'phantom' Bellator representative making phony offers to fighters just strains credulity." Garcia fought 17 times under the Zuffa banner from 2007 until this past month's UFC 159 event. While always an entertaining brawler, Garcia suffered five consecutive losses in the UFC's octagon and was released from his contract with the promotion...
Submitted May 11, 2013 8:40PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Mark Hunt denied boarding on US-bound flights due to visa issues, recent arrest
(bloodyelbow.com)
Mark Hunt has been unable to fly to the US to prepare for his upcoming UFC 160 bout with Junior dos Santos. He has been keeping a running commentary on twitter as to the reasons why, which involve visa issues and a recent arrest.
Submitted May 9, 2013 12:06PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Sonnen issues twitter challenge to Wanderlei Silva
(bloodyelbow.com)
Chael Sonnen's not retiring, and he has made it clear who he wants to fight next. Now the challenge is official, but he has apparently given Wanderlei Silva a time limit to accept.
Submitted May 9, 2013 1:30AM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Silva: I was unaware of media event that cost $50K
(bloodyelbow.com)
On Tuesday, Silva was supposed to be in LA for a media event for his upcoming fight at UFC 162. When Silva skipped out the UFC responded by fining him $50K, but Silva says he never knew about media day.
Submitted May 9, 2013 1:28AM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jake Shields: I will win by knockout or submission
(bloodyelbow.com)
Jake Shields discusses his UFC 161 welterweight bout with former Strikeforce title challenger Tyron Woodley.
Submitted May 8, 2013 6:24PM by prophecy033 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dan Hardy: I want to get cleared to fight again
(mmafighting.com)
Dan Hardy discusses talking trash, his fighting future, his travels, driving with Mayhem Miller and much more on the Joe Rogan Experience on Wednesday.
Submitted May 8, 2013 6:22PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ronda Rousey Among Business Insider’s “50 Women Who Are Changing the World”
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is breaking new ground every day, and everyone seems to be taking notice. Rousey’s latest honor is landing on the Business Insider list of “50 Women Who Are Changing the Word.” Landing at No. 42 on the list, Business Insider had the following to say about Rousey:
Submitted May 6, 2013 6:56AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Roy Nelson: “I Could Probably Lose and Still Get a Title Shot”
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson has become a bastion for the overweight bearded man since winning the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show. Known for his propensity to pick up a box of donuts over a vial of TRT, “Big Country” has long been a fan-favorite...
Submitted Apr 26, 2013 12:39PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
DDP, Sinosic, Shamrock, Baroni, Varner and more give UFC 159 Predictions
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

Muhsin Corbbrey (15-7-2 MMA, Pro Boxer, Kickboxer and ESPN Asia Veteran) - “Jon Jones wins this fight via superior athletics and skill, I think it’ll make it to the third round and Sonnen may even get him down early via the takedown. But I think ‘Bones’ stops him with strikes in the 3rd.” Jamie Varner (21-7-1-2, former WEC Lightweight Champion) - “Jones wins even though I am a Sonnen fan.” Shayna Baszler (15-8, FCF Women’s Bantamweight Grand Prix Champion) – “Instead of analyzing this with rational and all that, I’m totally fanning out and cheering for Chael!!” Frank Shamrock (23-10-2, Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, WEC Light Heavyweight Champion & Strikeforce Middleweight Champion) – “Bones Jones wins via TKO, then Sonnen retires and works on FOX telecast.”
Submitted Apr 26, 2013 3:44AM by nwowolfpack - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
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