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Chuck Liddell vs Chael Sonnen? 'Iceman' would have taken the fight that Jon Jones didn't
(mmamania.com)
"I would have taken the fight, but I don't make his decisions or run his career for him. [Lyoto Machida's decision,] that's a different thing. Machida would have got a title fight he was in line for, whereas Chael was taking a title fight he wasn't in line for. If Lyoto was not in shape, I guess I understand. He was beat by Jones last time and he would have wanted time to prepare. It is different from a peak Jones turning down a fight." Heres a link to the full interview. . . Worth a watch if you've got time.
Submitted Sep 10, 2012 6:49PM by SmileR - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Tim Boetsch Vs. Chris Weidman Booked For UFC 155
(mmanews.com)
Two middleweight contenders will square off to close out 2012 as it was announced today that Chris Weidman and Tim Boetsch will fight on December 29th at UFC 155. The bout, which takes place in Las Vegas, could potentially be a number one contender fight as the two have both been making a climb up the middleweight divisions ladder.
Submitted Sep 10, 2012 6:43PM by thevoodooninja - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
GSP Stops Talks Of Anderson Silva Superfight, Wants To Conquer Welterweight Division First
(bjpenn.com)
“It’s terrible. I hate that, but I’m not focusing on that. I’m not speculating. I’m thinking about Condit right now. That’s what I should do… I feel like I have a lot of guys that are there and I don’t understand why people are going crazy now, but I just came back from an injury, so maybe some people see me as a weak link. We’ll see what’s going to happen in the future.”
Submitted Sep 10, 2012 2:09PM by airkerma - 42 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Jones Says Chael Sonnen’s Time Will Come
(mmaweekly.com)
Jon Jones Says Chael Sonnen’s Time Will Come to Answer for His Verbal Attacks Posted on September 9, 2012 by MMAWeekly.com Staff UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones took the brunt of the initial criticism when UFC president Dana White cancelled UFC 151 just one week out from its scheduled date. Jones remained fairly quiet about the situation at first, even though White took him and his coach, Greg Jackson, to task for turning down a last ditch effort to match the champ up with Chael Sonnen on short notice. When Sonnen went into attack mode – almost immediately – Jones could only sit back and take the unanswered blows for so long before fighting back.
Submitted Sep 9, 2012 10:38AM by thevoodooninja - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ross Pearson vs. George Sotiropoulos slated for UFC on FX 6 in Australia
(mmajunkie.com)
As expected, a lightweight bout between "The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. U.K." coaches Ross Pearson (13-6 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and George Sotiropoulos (14-4 MMA, 7-2 UFC) will be part of the newly announced UFC on FX 6 event. UFC on FX 6 is scheduled for Dec. 15 (and airs live in the U.S. on Dec. 14 due to the time difference) in an Australian city and venue still to be determined. Event sources confirmed the bout with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Pearson and Sotiropoulos will be featured on the night's FX-televised main card with a Hector Lombard vs. Rousimar Palhares middleweight headliner. Finals for the show, also dubbed "TUF: TheSmashes," will be part of the main card, as well. FUEL TV and FX are expected to carry the night's prelims...
Submitted Sep 9, 2012 9:24AM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Paul Heyman backs Brock Lesnar as UFC Hall of Famer, doubts return to octagon
(mmajunkie.com)
Whether it's WWE or UFC, Paul Heyman believes Brock Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) is a hall of famer. Lesnar's four-year stint in MMA seemingly challenges the UFC Hall of Fame's undefined, intangible standards. It included three consecutive million pay-per-view buy rates (UFC 100, UFC 116 and UFC 121) with half of his eight career bouts having a UFC title at stake. It helped define the first UFC heavyweight to carry the "baddest man on the planet" moniker – one adopted from a post-Mike Tyson boxing era. Can a fighter be a hall of famer with fewer than 10 career outings? With a UFC record that's one loss short of the .500 mark? I'm of two minds about this. I'm not Brock fan, but like Mask (another HOFer) he brought a lot of fans to the sport, quality fans or not, MMA needed all the exposure it could get. He also had fuck all fights (though VS top quality opponents), and barely scraped by with an above average record. What do you guys think?
Submitted Sep 8, 2012 10:49PM by infestructure - 48 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ivan Menjivar vs. Azamat Gashimov added to UFC 154 in Montreal
(mmajunkie.com)
November's UFC 154 event has a new bantamweight bout with a Canadian fighter. Montreal-based Ivan Menjivar (24-9 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will fight close to his new home when the Canadian-Salvadoran competitor meets UFC newcomer Azamat Gashimov (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at the fall show. UFC officials announced the fight late Friday night.
Submitted Sep 8, 2012 1:05PM by DrivenDavies15 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Jones on Vitor Belfort: "I've already fought more tougher opponents than he has."
(fiveknuckles.com)
When Jon Jones steps inside the cage in Toronto on Sept. 22, he'll be staring across at a walking breathing MMA relic. Though only 35-years old, Vitor Belfort began fighting at roughly the same time as retired MMA legend Randy Couture. In fact, the now 49-year old Couture handed the then 20-year old fresh-faced Belfort his first MMA loss and the two famously battled twice more with Couture taking two of three against the young Brazilian. Belfort battled old school legends in their prime -- guys like Couture, Tank Abbott, Chuck Liddell, Wanderlei Silva, Kazushi Sakuraba, Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz, Alistair Overeem and Dan Henderson. Since rededicating himself to the sport after testing positive for steroids following a decision loss to Henderson at Pride 32 in 2006, Belfort is 7-1 and has faced notables Terry Martin, Matt Lindland, Rich Franklin, Anderson Silva, Yoshihiro Akiyama and Anthony Johnson.
Submitted Sep 8, 2012 9:28AM by Shawn91111 - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz says Jon Jones is mentally weak
(mmajunkie.com)
Tito Ortiz said Jon Jones essentially threw him under the bus in a recent interview. "I looked at it as he's just a weak guy," Ortiz told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "There's a lot of minds stronger than that. It shows how he can just fold. "Mentally, if he gets pressed and pressed during interviews, and all of a sudden he just totally turns himself around, you can't be like that, man." Jones told MMAFighting.com that he was hurt when UFC President Dana White compared him to Ortiz when discussing the circumstances surrounding the cancellation of UFC 151, which came after he turned down a short-notice fight with Chael Sonnen and the promotion elected to scrap the entire card. That disappointed Ortiz, who said he stood up for the light-heavyweight champ when fans trashed him for turning down the fight. "You can't be like that," he said. "You've got to stand for the things you believe in."
Submitted Sep 7, 2012 11:34PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Makdessi vs. Sam Stout added to UFC 154
(mmajunkie.com)
Canadian lightweights Sam Stout (19-7-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) and John Makdessi (9-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will square off at UFC 154. The Canadian Press today brought word of the impending matchup, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed it with officials. UFC 154 takes place Nov. 17 at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The event's main card airs live on pay-per-view while preliminary-card fights air on FX.
Submitted Sep 7, 2012 8:37PM by DrivenDavies15 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FUEL TV 5's Kruth retires, Maldonado gets Diabate at UFC 154
(mmajunkie.com)
Fabio Maldonado (18-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) can cancel his ticket to England. Instead, it's off to Canada. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned that after his UFC on FX 5 opponent Jorgen Kruth (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) abruptly retired, Maldonado has instead been called on to fight Cyrille Diabate (18-8-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at UFC 154, which. Verbal agreements are in place for the new matchup, but bout agreements have yet to be distributed. UFC officials have yet to make an announcement regarding the switch or Kruth's retirement.
Submitted Sep 7, 2012 7:23PM by DrivenDavies15 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rousimar Palhares Vs. Hector Lombard Booked In Australia On December 14th
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC president Dana White hasn't been on twitter much lately, but he popped back up with a doozy of a tweet today. It had been rumored for a little while now that UFC on FX 6 was going to take place outside of North America. That has turned out to be true - the show will go down in Australia on December 14th. And the first fight announced for the card is pretty good.
Submitted Sep 7, 2012 6:25PM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Jones To Dan Henderson: 'You Should Shut Up And Be Grateful You Dodged A Bullet'
(bloodyelbow.com)
The day just wouldn't be complete without a little more leftover UFC 151 drama. Today, it's Jon Jones going off about Dan Henderson making fun of him for not accepting the fight with Chael Sonnen. Henderson's comments seem to have gotten under the UFC light heavyweight champion's skin and the champ is still eyeing a fight with Hendo after fighting Vitor Belfort. Via Toronto Sun: "I haven't said that anywhere, but you can be the first to put that out," Jones said over the phone. "There's some unfinished business, for sure. I don't think Henderson handled the situation wisely, by making fun of me for not taking the fight (against Sonnen). Dude, you just dodged a bullet and you're talking trash to me? You got injured and you're going to talk trash that I didn't fight Chael?
Submitted Sep 7, 2012 3:58PM by Shawn91111 - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Weidman vs Tim Boetsch at UFC 155
(mmajunkie.com)
Two top middleweight contenders will meet in December at UFC 155 when Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) takes on Tim Boetsch (16-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC). Multiple outlets, including foxsports.com and newsday.com, today reported that verbal agreements are in place. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) subsequently confirmed it. The fight will be part of the main card of UFC 155, which takes place Dec. 29 in Las Vegas at a venue to be announced. The main card, including a heavyweight title fight between champion Junior Dos Santos and former titleholder Cain Velasquez, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Submitted Sep 7, 2012 3:03PM by Poor_Franklin - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Franklin-Le, Kim-Thiago, Nedkov-Silva, Zhang-Tuck official for UFC on FUEL TV 6
(mmajunkie.com)
The long-anticipated UFC on FUEL TV 6 event is now official for Nov. 10 in Macau. Many fights are set for the card (also dubbed "UFC Macao: Franklin vs. Le"), including the middleweight headliner of Rich Franklin (29-6 MMA, 14-5 UFC) vs. Cung Le (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC). Other official bouts include welterweights Dong Hyun Kim (15-2-1 MMA, 6-2 UFC) vs. Paulo Thiago (14-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC), light heavyweights Stanislav Nedkov (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Thiago Silva (14-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC), and lightweight Tiequan Zhang (15-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Jon Tuck (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Submitted Sep 6, 2012 3:49PM by thevoodooninja - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC heavyweight Christian Morecraft arrested, charged with OUI
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC heavyweight Christian Morecraft was arrested this past weekend and charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence, reckless driving, speeding and driving without a license.
Submitted Sep 6, 2012 3:35PM by thevoodooninja - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ricardo Lamas Accepted Offer To Fight Jose Aldo Before UFC Changed Challenger Plans To Frankie Edgar
(bloodyelbow.com)
While there have been a long list of injuries forcing cancellations and reschedulings of UFC fights, one of the rare cases where fans were more excited about the replacement fight than the original came when Erik Koch was injured and forced out of his title bout with Jose Aldo. In place of Koch, we're being treated to Frankie Edgar's first bout at featherweight being a title shot. But the fight almost didn't happen as, according to a story at Bleacher Report, Ricardo Lamas was offered (and accepted) the fight with Aldo: "They [UFC] had called me first on Thursday," Lamas stated. "They had called me up at about 3:30 p.m. Central time and said, 'Obviously Koch is injured and we need to know tonight if you want to take this fight with Aldo? We think you deserve it and we need to redo your contract. We need to get it all done by tonight.'"
Submitted Sep 6, 2012 2:55PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC, Strikeforce fighter Jason 'Mayhem' Miller charged with misdemeanor vandalism
(mmajunkie.com)
The Orange County (Calif.) District Attorney today charged Jason "Mayhem" Miller with a misdemeanor count of vandalism for allegedly breaking into a church. Miller faces probation or up to one year in jail, OC district attorney spokesperson Farrah Emami today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Miller's arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 21 in Orange County Superior Court, were he will either enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. The fighter did not respond to a request for comment. A complaint filed today alleges that Miller "did unlawfully deface with graffiti and other inscribed material, damage and destroy church property, real and personal property belonging to Mission Hills Baptist Church." The damage was totaled at $400. Should Miller plead not guilty, a pre-trial hearing would be set for a later date. Sheriff's deputies arrested Miller on Aug. 13 after he was found naked but coherent on the second floor of the church, the OC Sheriff's Department said. They found fire extinguisher spray on the first and second floors, broken windows, broken pictures, scattered CDs and books and glass. Miller was taken to an Orange County jail and released on Aug. 14 after posting bail. Miller (28-9 MMA, 0-3 UFC) was released from the UFC following a loss to C.B. Dollaway at UFC 146. The former host of MTV's "Bully Beatdown" assured fans he was OK after his release.
Submitted Sep 5, 2012 11:08PM by infestructure - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
 
Dana White Confirms Many Undercard Fighters Compensated After UFC 151 Was Cancelled
(mmaweekly.com)
One of the hardest parts about UFC 151 being cancelled were the undercard fighters who not only lost the chance to fight on a huge card, but they also lost a payday. While many fighters in the UFC are pulling in the kind of dollars that prevent them from having to worry as much about competing 3 or 4 times a year just to stay afloat, that’s not the case for many of the undercard fighters being paid much less as they start out in their UFC careers. So when UFC 151 became the ‘lost show’, the fighters on the undercard were then shifted and shuffled to all of the other upcoming cards later this year.
Submitted Sep 5, 2012 7:37PM by thevoodooninja - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lyoto Machida and Chris Weidman unlikely to get immediate UFC title shots
(mmajunkie.com)
One fighter had been offered a title shot but declined it, and the other has done everything he can think of to get one. But for those respective fighters, former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (18-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) and middleweight Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC), neither is likely to get a shot at the belt in his next fight. UFC President Dana White, though, is mum about what could be next. Let's start with the latter, Weidman. The undefeated wrestler steamrolled highly ranked Mark Munoz in July, which moved him to 5-0 in the UFC. Despite a "Knockout of the Night" performance against a fighter many considered the next middleweight title challenger, Weidman got no assurances he'd cut to the front of the line. And despite a respectful campaign in recent months to get middleweight champion Anderson Silva interested in the fight, the New Yorker still has no assurances. UFC President Dana White was asked about the possibility of Silva vs. Weidman on Tuesday on FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight."
Submitted Sep 5, 2012 7:19PM by thevoodooninja - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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