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Tito Ortiz showed up backstage at UFC 157 and has a plan for 'Cyborg' Santos.
(mmajunkie.com)
Tito Ortiz has a plan. It's detailed and forward-thinking and not terribly flexible, but still, it's a plan. He seems pretty sure that it's a good one. UFC President Dana White seems to feel differently, but what else is new? "I made so many mistakes with my career," Ortiz told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) backstage at this past weekend's UFC 157 event in Anaheim, Calif. "I'm not going to make the same mistakes with my clients." By clients, of course, he means Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos, the former Strikeforce women's 145-pound champion who Ortiz represents as part of his foray into the world of fighter management. And by mistakes, he means signing a contract where there's "no future," which is what he claimed the UFC offered his fighter recently. So he turned it down, he said. He opted to sign her to a three-fight deal in Invicta FC instead – a decision White could only shake his head at when quizzed about it at a fan Q&A a day earlier.
Submitted Feb 26, 2013 4:08PM by Shawn91111 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Signal to Noise: UFC 157's best and worst
(mmafighting.com)
UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche was, generally speaking, an excellent event. We all bore witness to an historic moment with women making their way to the UFC, a thrilling preliminary card and much more. Not everything was perfect, though. We all were forced also had to sit through a dreadful co-main event, not all of the referee stoppages were as good as they could be, among other problems. Let's separate the winners from the losers, the best from the worst and the signal from the noise at UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche...
Submitted Feb 26, 2013 11:55AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Early UFC 157 PPV buy estimates: 400-450k for Ronda Rousey's debut
(bloodyelbow.com)
Much of the talk ahead of UFC 157 was how many pay-per-views a show headlined by female fighters could be. Some were predicting in the 700,000 buy range, leaning on a large number of non-MMA fans buying simply to see a historic moment or having been captivated by Rousey's "mystique." Other's predicted a low 200,000 number...
Submitted Feb 26, 2013 11:48AM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Aldo earns lightweight title shot with win over Anthony Pettis
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) is now one win away from a shot at the promotion's lightweight title. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) on Monday confirmed with UFC President Dana White that if Aldo is victorious in his August fight with Anthony Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), he will move up to 155 pounds for a shot at the title in that division.
Submitted Feb 26, 2013 3:04AM by Adrenaline - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 157's Brendan Schaub unapologetic for getting 'cerebral' on Lavar Johnson
(mmajunkie.com)
If you asked most fans, Brendan Schaub was supposed to meet Lavar Johnson in the center of the octagon on Saturday at uFC 157 and start trading bombs with him until one of them was no longer awake. Instead, Schaub got "cerebral."
Submitted Feb 26, 2013 2:09AM by prophecy033 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Champ Dominick Cruz unhappy on sidelines but still uncertain when he'll be clear
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz hasn't fought in 16 frustrating months, and he's absolutely itching to get back in the cage. Still, he believes it's imperative to keep the ultimate goal in mind.
Submitted Feb 26, 2013 2:05AM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis once again official for August event
(bloodyelbow.com)
After initially refusing to fight Anthony Pettis, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has agreed to defend his title against Showtime in August.
Submitted Feb 25, 2013 9:31PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Belcher wants tattoo bet with Bisping
(bloodyelbow.com)
Alan Belcher promises that he'll get a tattoo of something that's close to Michael Bisping's heart if Bisping can take him out quickly at UFC 159. But will Bisping go for what The Talent wants him to do if it's Belcher that gets the quick finish?
Submitted Feb 25, 2013 7:51PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Aldo willing to fight Anthony Pettis, but only in a non-title fight
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo has spoken out about the planned fight with Anthony Pettis, stating that he is willing to fight Pettis, but only in a non-title fight.
Submitted Feb 25, 2013 7:49PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Clements: My next fight will be at Lightweight
(mmamental.com)
Chris Clements has revealed to MMA Mental that he plans to drop down to lightweight, he also talks about Matt Riddle's failed drug test and why marijuana IS a performance enhancing drug.
Submitted Feb 25, 2013 6:09PM by Rabi - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 157's Lyoto Machida interested in another fight before likely title shot
(mmajunkie.com)
After beating Dan Henderson (29-9 MMA, 6-3 UFC) via split decision, Lyoto Machida (19-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) said he's healthy and could fight in three months. But the ex-champ is in no rush to meet the winner of an upcoming title bout between champ Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, which takes place in April at UFC 159. "Let's see what happens in that fight and the timeline that they come up with and if nobody gets injured," Machida on Monday told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "A lot of things can happen, but depending on the timing, I could even do another fight at a catch weight or something else to not lose the rhythm."
Submitted Feb 25, 2013 4:41PM by kopower - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
For UFC's Tom Watson, his fantasy opponent is ... teammate Brian Stann
(mmajunkie.com)
Before rushing to conclusions based on the headline, middleweight Tom Watson isn't saying he wants to fight Brian Stann next time out in the UFC. But every fighter has a fantasy fight. Watson's is his sometimes-teammate Stann.
Submitted Feb 25, 2013 2:26PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC adds Sarah Kaufman, three others to women's bantamweight division
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC president Dana White confirmed the signing of four more women to their bantamweight roster, including former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman.
Submitted Feb 25, 2013 2:24PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fortunes changed for five at UFC 157
(mmafighting.com)
When we look at who the fortunes changed for at UFC 157, the correct answer is far more than many of the fighters, but fortunes also changed for the sport. Whether Saturday night's show at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., was the beginning of a period where Ronda Rousey will become the female equivalent to a Georges St-Pierre or Brock Lesnar as one of the UFC's biggest money generators (something 18 months ago which would have been inconceivable) or it was one night where she just became a curiosity piece is something only time will tell...
Submitted Feb 25, 2013 12:39PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano Winner “Makes Sense” as Ronda Rousey’s Next Challenge
(mmaweekly.com)
The winner of the next UFC women’s bout – between Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano – could be next in line for a shot at UFC women’s bantamweight…
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 7:49PM by prophecy033 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
How Ronda Rousey changed women's MMA, whether she meant to or not
(mmajunkie.com)
It's funny how quickly Ronda Rousey went from being the impatient line-jumper of women's MMA to its superstar messiah.
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 7:46PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Liz Carmouche Leaves the Octagon with Teeth Marks, but No UFC Belt
(mmaweekly.com)
Liz Carmouche entered the UFC Octagon for the first time planning to upset Ronda Rousey and leave with her title, but instead teeth marks and bruising is what she was left with following her first-round submission loss.
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 5:02PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 157's Lyoto Machida gets next title shot; Dan Henderson not retiring
(mmajunkie.com)
It wasn't the most convincing win of Lyoto Machida's career, but the former champion's victory over Dan Henderson at Saturday's UFC 157 event will likely earn him a shot at the UFC's light heavyweight belt.
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 4:56PM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Could Gina Carano join Ronda Rousey in the UFC?
(mmajunkie.com)
By the time Ronda Rousey won her bronze medal in judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Gina Carano was already an undefeated MMA fighter with a 6-0 record and the bulk of the attention in the world of women's fighting.
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 4:52PM by prophecy033 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Avoiding the UFC ax, by any means necessary
(mmajunkie.com)
Very little of what UFC President Dana White says on the topic of hirings and firings goes unnoticed by his fighters, particularly those further down on the fight cards.
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 4:49PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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