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Georges St. Pierre rejects rumor he requires $50 million for Anderson Silva fight
(bloodyelbow.com)
On a recent episode of The MMA Beat, Mike Straka said that Georges St. Pierre would require $50,000,000 to take a fight with Anderson Silva. The GSP vs. Silva fight has become a focus of the UFC with Dana White repeatedly saying he'd make the fight happen regardless of what the fighters themselves have said.
Submitted Dec 2, 2012 9:23AM by MMAcca - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 5: Henry Martinez vs. Daron Cruickshank moved to FX prelims
(bloodyelbow.com)
With Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub off the card, the UFC and FOX had to do some preliminary card bout order re-shuffling.
Submitted Dec 1, 2012 10:15PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Caio Magalhaes replaces Thiago Perpetuo, faces Michael Kuiper at UFC on FX 7
(mmajunkie.com)
A knee injury has forced "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" cast member Thiago Perpetuo (9-1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) out of a planned UFC on FX 7 matchup with Michael Kuiper (12-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC). In his place steps Caio Magalhaes (5-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC), who now meets Kuiper in a middleweight matchup. UFC officials today announced the change for the event, which takes place Jan. 19 at Ginasio Estadual Geraldo Jose de Almeida, also known as Ginasio do Ibirapuera, in Sao Paulo. The evening's main card airs on FX, but Kuiper vs. Magalhaes is expected to take place on the evening's preliminary card.
Submitted Dec 1, 2012 8:48PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Taking chances: The 'Unchokeable' Jon Fitch upgrades to 2.0
(mmajunkie.com)
LAFAYETTE, Ind. – GPS will get you in the vicinity of Rhyno's Gym, but it's incumbent upon you to figure out the rest. It's 4:18 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, and my trust for the female voice spouting off directions from my dashboard is waning by the minute. UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch begins his seminar in exactly 12 minutes, and I don't want to be "that guy." There's a scene in the movie "Encino Man" where Brendan Fraser's character takes one step into a noisy club, the music abruptly stops and everyone in attendance turns and fixates on him. I'm hoping to avoid this kind of not-so-grand entrance. Fitch, on the other hand, knows exactly how to get there. The gym is owned by his longtime friend and training partner Mo Amin and rests just a few blocks east of Purdue University, where he was a four-year letterman and captain of the school's wrestling team. It also happens to be the place where Fitch first began training martial arts prior to his move to American Kickboxing Academy in California, where he remains to this day. AKA may have built him from the ground up into a UFC title challenger, but the spark was first lit on the blue mats at Rhyno's.
Submitted Dec 1, 2012 4:44PM by jjeans - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 5's Nate Diaz on possible title: 'Maybe it's my turn'
(mmajunkie.com)
Nate Diaz probably isn't apathetic. That wouldn't be the right word, necessarily. You don't become a No. 1 contender for a UFC title by not caring. More accurately, the vibe he has typically given off is one of not caring what you think or what anyone else thinks. Not about his attitude. Not about his fighting style. Certainly not about titles and accolades. But is that all about to change?
Submitted Dec 1, 2012 4:42PM by jjeans - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 16 Finale Headliner Roy Nelson still unclear what a blackzillian is
(mmajunkie.com)
Roy Nelson (17-7 MMA, 4-3 UFC) admits he's disappointed that he won't be facing his opposing "The Ultimate Fighter 16" coach at the show's live finale. Then again, he also says he's not surprised in the least that Shane Carwin withdrew from the fight. Considering this is actually the second time a proposed Carwin fight didn't come to fruition, Nelson said he's not exactly sold on trying for a third time. Besides, he's got Blackzilian Matt Mitrione (5-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) in his sights right now – even if he's not sure what a Blackzilian actually is.
Submitted Dec 1, 2012 4:40PM by jjeans - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
REPORT: MATT RIDDLE MEETS CHE MILLS AT UFC ON FUEL TV 7 IN LONDON
(mmajunkie.com)
Matt Riddle's aversion to fighting in England may not matter this winter. The welterweight reportedly is being targeted for a fight against England's Che Mills when the UFC returns to the country in February for UFC on FUEL TV 7. Fighters Only brought word of the expected booking. UFC officials have yet to announce the fight, but both Riddle and Mills have made varying references to it on their Twitter accounts. For his part, Riddle on Twitter said he didn't have interest in returning to England for a fight unless it was against Dan Hardy – or he got a "nice pay raise."
Submitted Dec 1, 2012 2:30PM by DrivenDavies15 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Fact of the Matter is Michael Bisping is the Unofficial Strikeforce Middleweight Champion
(mmaweekly.com)
“Are they gonna come over and be number one contenders? Are they gonna come in and take the belt? I don’t think so. You’re in Strikeforce, come over to the UFC and earn your place.” As a matter of fact… yes fact… Bisping believes Rockhold’s belt rightfully belongs around his waist. “Let me put it like this,” said the brash Brit. “I’ve sparred with Luke Rockhold recently and let’s just say, I’m the unofficial Strikeforce champion. “These are the facts.”
Submitted Nov 30, 2012 9:49PM by grappler0000 - 20 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, UFC, MMA Personalities
 
STRIKEFORCE'S JOSH BARNETT BELIEVES RETURN TO UFC WOULD SILENCE SOME CRITICS
(mmajunkie.com)
Josh Barnett doesn't care whether his opponent is from Austria or Middle-earth. After six months of waiting and recovering, Barnett (31-6 MMA, 2-1 SF) is happy that Nandor Guelmino (11-3-1 MMA, 0-0 SF) agreed to meet him at "Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine," which takes place Jan. 12 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. "All my friends are like, 'Nandor … is he an ork? Is he from Mordor?'" Barnett told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I don't know about that, but either way, he's going to try and mess me up." Landing in the UFC or in another upstart promotion isn't of major concern to Barnett, but he said there are journalists and fans he'd like to prove wrong by returning to the octagon. "I would love to see the look on some folks' faces ... being someplace where, one, I've already been, even though people may not know it, and two, a place that a lot of folks never thought they'd see me again," he said.
Submitted Nov 30, 2012 9:41PM by BuffaloDave - 14 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, UFC
 
UFC'S JOHNY HENDRICKS: 'I'M NOT GOING TO FIGHT UNLESS IT'S FOR A BELT'
(mmajunkie.com)
If anyone had any doubts of Johny Hendricks' intentions for what he wants next, he put those to bed pretty quickly. But no matter what comes next for St-Pierre, though, Hendricks is willing to wait for his next fight until that next fight has him staring across the octagon from the champ. "I'm not going to fight unless it's for a belt," Hendricks on Friday told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "Nothing else matters but the belt. My last three fights were guys in the top five, and I finished two of those three fights. I stated my claim. My stock's really high right now, and the only thing left is to get a shot at that belt. "I really want a belt. They don't come around that often, and I feel like I've done enough to earn a shot, and that's pretty much all I'm thinking of right now. I'm training for a five-round fight, and that's it."
Submitted Nov 30, 2012 9:37PM by BuffaloDave - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After Getting Shot and Going Through Addiction, Tim Means Building UFC Career
(sherdog.com)
The 28-year-old has been shot, addicted to drugs and also served time in prison. He survived all of those ordeals, though, and is now 2-0 in the UFC. Ahead of his Dec. 8 bout against Abel Trujillo at UFC on Fox 5, Means joined the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Rewind” show and discussed his past with host Jack Encarnacao. On getting shot: “I went out partying one night with some buddies, got drunk and winded up at a local business here. One thing led to another, walked outside a little while later and a guy winded up shooting six of us. On what started the incident: “In all honesty, we supposedly cut in line and the guys had recognized me from a local fight organization. ... They didn’t want to fight then. We shook hands and left it alone. He winded up calling his cousin up. About an hour later, we walked outside and the dude just started shooting at us, no questions said, no nothing. He just started firing into a bunch of us.” On where he was hit: “My femoral artery in my left thigh. I have about an eight- or nine-inch scar on my left thigh from where they had to cut me open, go in and tie my femoral artery. They said I was bleeding to death. I had a good buddy named Brian Shaw who wrapped a belt around my leg, and supposedly that saved my life. I was bleeding pretty good, so thanks to Brian Shaw for saving me that night. I thought I was going to die.”
Submitted Nov 30, 2012 4:01PM by Bubbles - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Rory MacDonald Zeroed in on BJ Penn, Would “Love to Fight” Nick Diaz Next
(mmaweekly.com)
There seems to a be a line forming of fighters that want to welcome Nick Diaz back to the Octagon when he's eligible to return in 2013.
Submitted Nov 30, 2012 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rebney: Eddie Alvarez has yet to receive UFC offer
(bloodyelbow.com)
The hottest free agent in all of MMA right now might be Eddie Alvarez, but it seems that the UFC isn't in much of a rush to sign him. That's if you believe the words of Bellator's CEO, anyway. Bjorn Rebney was a guest on MMA Weekly Radio and stated that the former Bellator lightweight champion still hasn't received an offer from Zuffa:
Submitted Nov 30, 2012 4:01AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jeremy Stephens jury trial scheduled for January 9
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC Lightweight Jeremy Stephens is facing serious criminal charges in his homestate of Iowa. Stephens was arrested in Minneapolis, MN just hours before he was scheduled to fight Yves Edwards at UFC On FX 5. He had an outstanding an outstanding warrant stemming from an incident in the fall of 2011. He was transferred to Iowa authorities and held for almost 2 weeks before being released on a $20,000 bond.
Submitted Nov 30, 2012 4:00AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lavar Johnson Out of UFC on Fox 5 Fight Against Brendan Schaub
(mmaweekly.com)
Dana White's warning for fighters to tone it down is safe for the main card of UFC on Fox 5, but one of the top competitors on the show.
Submitted Nov 29, 2012 10:47PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Dolce hits back at Firas Zahabi's claims that Johny Hendricks, not Nick Diaz, is the number 1 contender at Welterweight
(411mania.com)
The whole article is worth a read but - Mike Dolce disagrees with Firas Zahabi's opinion on Nick Diaz as the top welterweight contender. "I'm looking at Nick's record right now," he said. "He beat K.J. Noons, a 155-pounder; Evangelista 'Cyborg' (Santos), and who is he? Then Paul Daley – all right, Paul Daley's tough. Then B.J. Penn, a very uninspired B.J. Penn, who's a lightweight. He beat two lightweights, one very fringe welterweight, and Paul Daley."
Submitted Nov 29, 2012 5:44PM by jjeans - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cesar Gracie says Anderson Silva camp ‘into’ Nick Diaz superfight, talks battles with NSAC and Melendez dropping to 145
(mmafighting.com)
More so than most trainers, Cesar Gracie has a penchant for making headlines. The acclaimed Californian, head coach of Pleasant Hill's Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu fight team, carries with him a brash style that fits right along with his stable of fighters, infamously including both Nick and Nate Diaz, and past or present Strikeforce titleholders Jake Shields and Gilbert Melendez. On what fight interests Nick Diaz the most: "We're pushing for the GSP fight. That's what we're going to push for, GSP or Anderson Silva. That's the two fights that interest us the most, and that's the one's we're going for.
Submitted Nov 29, 2012 1:30PM by BuffaloDave - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ronda Rousey: I have sex as much as possible pre fight
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey appeared recently on the JIM Rome show, and discussed the "women weaken legs" rule in fighting. “For girls it raises your testosterone," explained Rousey. "so I try to have as much sex as possible before I fight actually. Not with like everybody, I don’t put out like a Craigslist ad or anything, but if I got a steady I’m going to be like ‘yo, fight time’s coming up’." There are limits however. “You can’t (beep beep) somebody and go fight that day," said Rousey with a laugh. She concluded by citing studies done that show that male fighters who abstain for months before a fight can actually suffer decreased performance (in fighting).
Submitted Nov 29, 2012 1:02PM by jakewalters - 48 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Roy Nelson invites Matt Mitrione to participate in VADA testing for TUF 16 bout
(bloodyelbow.com)
Just over 2 weeks out from the TUF 16 Finale, coach Roy Nelson asked opponent Matt Mitrione to join him in VADA drug testing.
Submitted Nov 29, 2012 11:39AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brad Scott vs. Robert Whittaker tourney final joins UFC on FX 6
(mmajunkie.com)
The welterweight-tournament final is set for "The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. U.K." as Brad Scott and Robert Whittaker now meet at next month's UFC on FX 6 event.
Submitted Nov 29, 2012 11:36AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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