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Ken Shamrock Returns February 13
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock announced on Tuesday that he will make his return to the ring as part of the Feb. 13 Valentine's Eve Massacre event in Fresno, Calif. The event is a co-promotion between Ken Shamrock Productions and Wargods.
Submitted Dec 16, 2008 4:18PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Wanderlei Says "No Problem" To Fight Forrest
(mmaweekly.com)
The growth of MMA has also led to the growth of major gyms and teams around the world, but eventually teammates sometimes have to fight and that may be the case down the road for Wanderlei Silva and training partner Forrest Griffin if they both should win on Dec. 27. Griffin spoke out on the subject recently, telling MMAWeekly.com, "It's going to happen one day. He knows that and he's cool with it; I'm cool with it." Silva spoke to MMAWeekly Radio about his friend and training partner and the likelihood of them fighting in the future. "I'm a professional, he's a professional. He's an amazing guy," the Brazilian said about Griffin. "I train with him so hard, this guy he's really upped his boxing. He's got very good ground, very good wrestling, and I think he's a very, very tough opponent." Friendship aside, Silva wants a shot at the UFC light heavyweight title and if that road goes through Forrest Griffin, the two competitors will square off in the Octagon and then shake hands when it's all over. "I know and he knows that this is a business and if I win and he wins, I'd fight him no problem," Silva stated. "He's my good friend, but business is business. This is professional." With both fighters on the upcoming UFC 93 card in Las Vegas, Silva and Griffin have been sparring and training together non-stop in preparation for each of their respective bouts, Silva against former UFC champ Quinton Jackson and Griffin defending his belt from fellow Ultimate Fighter winner Rashad Evans. "I train with him more because I’m going to fight the same day," commented Silva. "It's good to have him because he's tall, he's stronger, has good punches, good takedowns, and he does very good training." Silva is confident that it is Forrest Griffin who will come out on top in his title defense, which could ultimately lead to a showdown of teammate vs. teammate.
Submitted Dec 16, 2008 7:25AM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Excited Fans in Kamloops B.C. Lined Up To Meet "The Spider" This Past Weekend
(mmacanada.net)
Anderson Silva made his first appearance in B.C. Canada this past week as it was part of the Nutrabolics/Popeyes promotional event in Kamloops, B.C.
Submitted Dec 10, 2008 11:58PM by crushedbacon - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Resident Yvel
(sherdog.com)
In a sport where an evening of hyperextensions and blood-faucet noses is considered getting off lightly, it should come as little surprise that some real savages occasionally enter the ring. You’ve got to have a misplaced synapse or two to eat pain for a living.
Submitted Dec 8, 2008 4:44AM by mentalcase - 7 comments
Filed under: PrideFC, Affliction, MMA Personalities
 
New Mike Swick Interview
(bloodyknux.com)
Listen in as Bloodyknux.Com's Tyler Horton talks to UFC 170 lb standout Mike" Quick" Swick as he prepares to take on Jonathon Goulet at UFN Fight Night For The Troops on December 10th. Mike talks about his adventures outside of the Octagon, his preparations for Goulet and his admiration for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which the UFN event is raising money for, and much more..... [
Submitted Dec 6, 2008 1:45PM by elgigante - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Kimo talks UFC, Career, Roids, Lesnar & More!
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Kimo Leopoldo ‘Can We Get Some Old School Fighters Here?’ Mixed Martial Arts Legend Kimo Leopoldo recently talked with PDG about his career, the resignation of CSAC’s Armando Garcia, the UFC, Kimbo Slice, Ken Shamrock, the history of MMA and the battles that were in the early days of “No Holds Barred’ fighting.

PDG: So do you think that this influx of new fighters that may be lacking the credentials is watering down the talent pool in mixed martial arts? Kimo: Yes but that is only part of it; it also falls on the shoulders of the matchmakers and all of the new rules put in place to “protect the fighters”. I know some of this stuff is in place to help fighters build their record up but in the past it was anybody, any place and at any time. Now it's more like let me see if this fight is okay with my coach and manager. Kimbo Slice had that fire, Ken Shamrock had it, Tank Abbott had that fire, Royce Gracie had it and I had it. The old-school fighters know exactly what I am talking about.
Submitted Dec 5, 2008 5:09AM by nwowolfpack - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews, Other Combat Sports
 
Paulson, Nelson, Morgan talk about Lesnar Victory
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Brock Lesnar’s Team Breaks Down His Victory Over Randy Couture For The UFC Heavyweight Title On November 15th, 2008 Brock Lesnar became one of only 4 Heavyweights in UFC history to win the Heavyweight Title with less than 5 professional fights. The coaches who helped him orchestrate his victory over the Legendary Captain America Randy Couture talked with PDG about Brock’s training, the fight and his future opponents. Below is what legendary trainers Marty Morgan, Greg Nelson and Erik Paulson had to say about the new UFC Heavyweight Champion.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 8:04PM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Pat Miletich: Rebirth Of A Legend
(mmaweekly.com)
Pat Miletich, founder and patriarch of Miletich Fighting Systems, is tired of watching all the young whippersnappers having fun. He wants back in the ring. Miletich says he’s done extensive rehab on a longstanding neck injury, and feels it’s time to test himself in action. On Dec. 11, he will dip a toe back into MMA waters, facing Thomas Denny at Adrenaline MMA’s second show, in Moline, Iowa, Miletich Fighting Systems’ backyard.
Submitted Nov 29, 2008 8:06AM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
 
10 Fights That Could Have Been
(sherdog.com)
Mixed martial arts remains a very young sport. Despite a short history that dates back less than 20 years, it has produced some remarkable fights -- bouts like Royce Gracie against Dan Severn, Frank Shamrock versus Tito Ortiz and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira against Fedor Emelianenko. Every longstanding promoter will admit that for every “superfight” made, another fails to materialize because of injury, a contract dispute or promoters failing to cooperate with one another. Sherdog.com’s Tim Leidecker has compiled a list of the top 10 fights that could have been during the last 15 years.
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 1:54PM by ncordless - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Goran Reljic is Aquaman
(cagepotato.com)
“Actually this is second time that I know Goran saved a life in the water,” [Reljic’s manager, Zoran Saric] recalled. “Two years ago, he jumped into a wild storm near the cliffs in the Adriatic Sea, where a person was swimming and trying to get out the water, but the waves and current were so strong that they were pulling the person back in. I have no idea how Goran managed to pull that person out of the sea, but he did it.”
Submitted Nov 22, 2008 12:49PM by Wolfenstein - 14 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Interview with Andrei Arlovski
(dreamfighters.com)
DreamFighters.com was able to catch up with Andrei Arlovski after his training day to chat about a few things. We touch bases on Crocop, boxing, police force, fedor and more!
Submitted Nov 22, 2008 2:45AM by Wolfenstein - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Fedor Emelianenko, Gegard Mousasi to Compete in ADCC 2009
(bloodyelbow.com)

In the ever expanding "quest for the best" ADCC Championships is proud to announce that two of the World’s top fighters have agreed to compete in the 2009 ADCC event. ADCC is proud to announce that Pride and Affliciton Champion Fedor Emelianenko, widely considered the World’s best fighter and 2008 Dream Middleweight Champion Gregard Mousassi are set to compete in ADCC 2009. ADCC Europe President Marko Leistén confirmed the fighter’s presence after a meeting with the two fighters manager Aby Echteld in Holland 8th November. Fedor Emelianenko, after conquering the World of MMA, wants to show the World he is also the best Submission Grappler in the World. Fedor want to make history and expand on the pioneer spirit of what Mark Kerr did in the late 90's when he was the Champion of Pride and became the weight and Absolute Champion of ADCC and went on to defend his title in the Superfights for 2 editions. Mousassi, the winner of the 2008 Dream Middleweight Grand Prix where he defeated former World ABJJ Absolute and ADCC middleweight Champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza in the final, also wants to test his ground skills against the top names in Submission Grappling. This sets up some humongous possible match-ups such as a re-match with "Jacare" or facing current ADCC Middleweight Champion and rising U.F.C. star Demian Maia.
Nice to see Mark kerr getting some love, he was an absolute beast in ADCC.
Submitted Nov 21, 2008 3:04PM by juanez13 - 12 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Jason Chambers Arrested for Rape and Drug Charges
(bloodyelbow.com)
The host of "The Human Weapon" on the History Channel was arrested earlier this month after allegedly raping someone in L.A..
Submitted Nov 21, 2008 2:22PM by Wolfenstein - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Dana White: Anderson Silva Is Far Above Georges St. Pierre and B.J. Penn
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Asked whether the winner of the fight between B.J. Penn and Georges St. Pierre could vault to the top of the pound-for-pound rankings, White said no. "I don't think they change at all," White said. "Anderson Silva is far and above the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world. The fighter who wins this fight between B.J. and St. Pierre is on their way. They've got to do a couple more big things in their career to challenge Anderson Silva, or something happens to Anderson. But Anderson Silva is way above pound-for-pound the best fighter."
Submitted Nov 20, 2008 5:03PM by grappler0000 - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Never Surrender Trailer - Starring GSP, Penn, Silva, & Rampage
(cageplay.com)
I wasn't sure what to make of this, worth a look though.....LOL
Submitted Nov 19, 2008 7:50PM by crushedbacon - 19 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Chuck Liddell drops out of USO tour. Rumored to be kicked off.
(mmajunkie.com)
The abrupt end to Chuck Liddell's participation in an international USO tour to support American troops has raised a few eyebrows. The former UFC light heavyweight champion was part of a contingent of five celebrities joining a U.S. Marine general on an eight-day, five-country USO tour this week. Liddell made the first part of the trek on Monday to Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, Alaska, with rap duo the Ying Yang Twins, model and singer Mayra Veronica and comedians Gabriel Iglesias and Edwin San Juan. However, Liddell pulled out of the tour on Tuesday due to what both the USO and his management team, Zinkin Entertainment, deemed to be an unspecified illness. However, unconfirmed reports quickly surfaced following Liddell's decision to bow out, including one that he was asked to leave by the USO after members of his entourage were found partying with minors............
Submitted Nov 16, 2008 5:36AM by haggiswashere - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Pros Picks: Couture vs. Lesnar
(sherdog.com)
One of mixed martial arts’ most beloved and important figures will make his eagerly awaited return to the Octagon this Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Poised to defend his heavyweight title against behemoth Brock Lesnar at UFC 91, Randy Couture will face arguably his most daunting task when he climbs into battle for the 25th time. Sherdog.com spoke with dozens of experts, from fighters to trainers to analysts, and got their opinions on the Couture/Lesnar showdown.
Submitted Nov 15, 2008 9:19AM by grappler0000 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Fighting Father Time
(sherdog.com)
America’s athletic battlefields are littered with good-intentioned men who stuck around too long in their chosen sport, their eroding physical skills rendering them incapable of recapturing the glory of day’s gone by. Remember Michael Jordan in a Washington Wizards uniform? Muhammad Ali and Evander Holyfield also spring to mind. Though his legacy and place in the mixed martial arts pantheon are secure, Randy Couture does not want his name added to the list.
Submitted Nov 13, 2008 2:46PM by ncordless - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Boxing on Kimbo’s Mind, Manager Addresses Auction
(sherdog.com)
Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson has a hankering to try boxing, he told host Dan Le Batard on Sports Talk 790 The Ticket Wednesday. “I’m thinking about boxing as well,” said the Internet legend turned MMA fighter. “Boxing is wide open right now. I want to do it all.” Ferguson’s revelation didn’t come with any news of a fight on the horizon, though he said he’d like to return to MMA competition by February. The interview marked Ferguson’s first since his lackluster 14-second TKO loss at the hands of last-minute replacement Seth Petruzelli on Oct. 4.
Submitted Nov 13, 2008 2:44PM by ncordless - 11 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, EliteXC, Interviews
 
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