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Matt Lindland and UFC President Dana White Meet
The first, albeit tiny, steps toward middleweight Matt Lindland’s return to the UFC were taken last week when Lindland spoke to UFC president Dana White. White said he is “not sure” of whether Lindland will return. In a text message, he wrote, “He told me he wants to come back, and I haven’t thought about it at all.“
Submitted Dec 18, 2007 9:01PM by juanez13 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jason MacDonald calls out Michael Bisping
Canadian middleweight fighter Jason MacDonald comments on the recent news that The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 3 205-pound winner, Michael Bisping, has decided to drop down a lower weight class. It might be a pretty good scrap if it ever happens.
Submitted Dec 18, 2007 6:59PM by wolfman - 35 comments
Filed under: UFC
The UFC's 10 biggest letdowns of 2007
An article talking abou t the letdowns.. or badly managed pieces of the UFC over the year. It isn't rebutting Jake Rossen's article, but it does point out some of the mistakes that the UFC made in regards to some of Rossen's points. A good primer for conversation.
Submitted Dec 18, 2007 9:17AM by LR - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF 6 Finale Bonus Payouts Revealed
UFC has announced the bonus payouts for Fight, KO, and Submission Of The Night for the TUF 6 Finale, each was worth $15,000.
Submitted Dec 18, 2007 6:43AM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Franklin vs Lutter UFC 82
Former middleweight champion Rich Franklin will look to get back on the winning track against 185-pound winner of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 4, Travis Lutter, at UFC 82 on March 2 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Submitted Dec 18, 2007 12:46AM by jae_1833 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Karo Parisyan Discusses Possible April Fight Date
Outspoken UFC welterweight contender Karo Parisyan (18-4 MMA, 8-2 UFC) was a guest on the latest installment of HDNet’s “Inside MMA,” and during the one-hour episode, he shared information on his next possible fight, as well as his thoughts on women competing in MMA.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 7:03PM by madmarck - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, HDNet
ESPN's Wilbon cares only about Rampage vs. Kimbo Slice
Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser commented on Chuck Liddell's 38th birthday on PTI this afternoon, then chuckled about Rampage beating down Liddell. Wilbon said he only wants to see Kimbo Slice vs. Rampage Jackson... wake him up when it happens.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 6:37PM by LR - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Penn Again Badmouths Sherk
According to a recent Houston Chronicle article, BJ Penn continues to be critical of Sean Sherk, even going so far as to call him a "'roider" and talk about a "steroid championship".
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 4:26PM by DCRage - 40 comments
Filed under: UFC
Arlovski's Management: Andrei NOT Leaving UFC
Andrei Arlovski's management told The Fight Network that despite reports to the contrary, Arlovski is not leaving UFC and is training for the last fight on his current contract.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 4:24PM by DCRage - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC PPV Prices Going Up
Get ready to shell out more money for UFC PPVs. A press release for UFC 81 notes that prices for the PPV are going up to $44.95 from $39.95.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 4:22PM by DCRage - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
Pete Spratt Finds a New Home with HDNet Fights
After a quick and decisive victory over Tristan Yunker at Saturday’s HDNet Fights event, former UFC fighter Pete Spratt (16-10) may have found a new home for MMA.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 2:08PM by madmarck - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, HDNet
Quinton Jackson: PRIDE Referees to Blame for Losses to Wanderlei Silva
Before signing a contract with the UFC and making his octagon debut this past February, current UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson suffered two losses to recent UFC signee Wanderlei Silva in PRIDE. However, Jackson says the two knockouts victories are the fault of PRIDE’s referees and that the losses would have never happened in the UFC.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 2:06PM by madmarck - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, PrideFC
Gary Shaw Wants To Make A Match Between Kimbo And Tito Ortiz
Gary Shaw is calling out Tito Ortiz. According to Shaw, Tito's been making comments about his newly acquired meal ticket, Kevin Ferguson aka "Kimbo Slice". “I keep seeing on TV Tito Ortiz talking about 'Kimbo Slice,'” said Shaw. “My answer to Tito Ortiz on the record is ‘come and get it buddy.’”
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 1:49PM by grappler0000 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, EliteXC
Team Rampage on Liddell vs Silva
As December 29th’s long-awaited showdown between Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva, fans and pundits alike are looking at the matchup and breaking it down in every way possible, trying to find the single nugget of information that will illuminate everything and produce a clear favorite. Well, it’s not there, and that’s what makes this not only a meeting between perhaps the two best 205-pound fighters in mixed martial arts history, but an intriguing bout between two fighters whose current standing in the game may not be the same as it was a few years back, but who still have the power and mystique to provoke heated debates. Even a man who has been in the Octagon or ring with Liddell and Silva a combined four times – UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson – is stumped when it comes to picking a winner.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 10:22AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Fight Camp / Team
Since last fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship almost three years ago, Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort has spent time in multiple promotions including Pride, Cage Rage and StrikeForce, but it looks like the Brazilian is hoping for a return to the UFC at some point in the near future.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 8:36AM by madmarck - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, UFC
Zuffa’s 10 Best Accomplishments of ‘07
Discounting for a moment my wayward syntax and habit of using 10 words when two will do, this space is most frequently criticized for a perceived anti-UFC agenda.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 8:33AM by madmarck - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Maia Eyes March Return to UFC
Former world Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion and current Abu Dhabi champion Demian Maia started off on the right foot in the UFC when he submitted Ryan Jensen with a rear-naked choke. The Brazilian loved the experience.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 8:33AM by madmarck - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
Andrei Arlovski To Leave The UFC?
Andrei Arlovski appeared at the HDNet Fights show in Dallas, Tx last night. And made a brief statement at the post fight press conference regarding his status. “I will fight very soon,” Arlovski stated about his fight career. According to MMAWeekly.com, sources close to Arlovski have stated that they are waiting out his UFC contract which according to them expires in April and at that time will move to another organization.
Submitted Dec 16, 2007 12:34PM by grappler0000 - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC, HDNet
UFC 82: Evan Tanner to fight in Columbus, Ohio
MMAmania.com (www.mmamania.com) recently learned that former middleweight champion Evan Tanner (32-6) will return to the Octagon at UFC 82 in Columbus, Ohio, at the Nationwide Arena on March 2. No opponent has been named. Tanner — who will be 37 years old on fight night — has not competed since a submission win (triangle choke) over Justin Levens at UFC 59: “Reality Check” in April 2006. He recently signed a four-fight contract extension to return to action and provide some much-needed depth and experience to a relatively talent-shallow 185-pound division.
Submitted Dec 15, 2007 1:45PM by babalu2720 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chuck Liddell – Seven Defining Moments
What separates a champion from a contender, a star from an average Joe scraping out a few dollars here and there on the club fight circuit?
Submitted Dec 15, 2007 10:34AM by zephead - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
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