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I would trade punches with Diaz - Hardy
(espn.co.uk)
Dan Hardy admits he would love the chance to fight Nick Diaz if the welterweight decides to come out of retirement. Diaz quit the UFC in sensational fashion last month after losing a unanimous decision to Carlos Condit, but subsequently tested positive for marijuana. Despite Nate Diaz claiming his brother remains set on retirement, Diaz has remained in training and his trainer Cesar Gracie believes the former Strikeforce champion will return. And Hardy, who is looking to snap a four-fight losing streak when he takes on Duane Ludwig at UFC 146 in May, says he would be happy to welcome Diaz back to the Octagon.
Submitted Apr 1, 2012 9:26PM by prophecy033 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
No more three-minute commercial breaks on 'TUF: Live,' White says
(mmajunkie.com)
As UFC president Dana White has often said, live television ain't easy. The latest reminder came on Friday's new edition of "The Ultimate Fighter: Live" on FX, when what should have been a one-minute break between rounds turned into three. Welcome to the never-ending headaches of live television, White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "We were on a network commercial break," White told MMAjunkie.com immediately following the bout, which aired live on FX from the UFC Training Center in Las Vegas. "You can't break a network-commercial break. We need to fix that. This is a live sporting event, and we need to be on our toes knowing that we can go to another round. We have a 60-second commercial, and you come right back to the fight. That was bad."
Submitted Apr 1, 2012 8:37PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen out of UFC 147. UFC 145 Main Event changed to Henderson/Evans. Light-Heavyweight Championship bout - Silva/Jones bout in the works for UFC 147
(en.wikipedia.org)
Chael Sonnen has been forced out of his UFC bout in Brazil due to unforeseen circumstances. Instead of a replacement been sort the UFC Match-Maker Joe Silva had a better idea. Instead of the UFC 145 been headlined by Light-Heavyweight Championship fight between Jon "Bones" Jones and "Suga" Rashad Evans. Evans now finds himself in a number 1 contender match with Dan Henderson. The UFC 147 fight will now be a UFC superfight between Jon "Bones" Jones and Anderson "The Spider" Silva for the UFC Light-Heavyweight Championship. The ground breaking news came in from this
Submitted Apr 1, 2012 5:45AM by jjeans - 57 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nevada amends complaint against Nick Diaz, shifts strategy
(mmanews.com)
BEFORE THE NEVADA STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION AND NOTICE OF HEARING KEITH KIZER, Executive Director for the ATHLETIC COMMISSION of the DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY, STATE OF NEVADA, complains for disciplinary action against NICK DIAZ (DIAZ), as follows:
Submitted Mar 31, 2012 2:31PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With five fights left on contract, UFC 148's Cung Le taking it one bout at a time
(mmajunkie.com)
If you haven't yet noticed, Cung Le has other things he can do. No fewer than three movies featuring Le are scheduled for release this year. In one of them, "The Man with the Iron Fists," he co-stars with Hollywood heavyweights Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu. Le is 39 years old and has been fighting in one way or another since his tweens. He has another way to make a living in which it's far less likely he'll have his nose rearranged, as it was in his most recent fight. Why keep doing it? Why not? That's probably a better question, if you ask Le (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Four months after his octagon debut went awry against Wanderlei Silva at UFC 139, he's on target to meet former middleweight champ Rich Franklin (28-6 MMA, 13-5 UFC) at UFC 148, which takes place July 7 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Le vs. Franklin serves on the pay-per-view main card while preliminary-card bouts air on FX.
Submitted Mar 31, 2012 1:56PM by prophecy033 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jake Shields Not Set on Move Back to 185, but Feels Stronger There
(mmaweekly.com)
In 2009, with limited options at welterweight and a teammate competing in the same division, Jake Shields decided to try his hand at what it was like to fight at middleweight. For his first trip to the division, Shields faced knockout artist Robbie Lawler, and while many questioned the lifetime 170-ound fighter moving up in weight, it took him just over two minutes to prove critics wrong. Shields submitted Lawler and then went on to win a five-round decision over Jason “Mayhem” Miller. He then scored his biggest win at 185 pounds as he took out former Pride champion Dan Henderson in dominating fashion, as well. It was then that Shields signed with the UFC and moved back down to his natural weight of 170 pounds, but the results have been somewhat mixed since then. Shields has gone 2-2 in the UFC, although his losses have come to UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and top contender Jake Ellenberger, but the San Francisco area fighter admits the differences in the weight classes have shown through lately.
Submitted Mar 31, 2012 1:44PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Erick Silva Vs. Charlie Brenneman Planned For UFC On FX 3
(bloodyelbow.com)
One of Brazil's hottest young prospects will return to UFC action this June, as Erick Silva has agreed to face Charlie Brenneman in a welterweight bout at UFC on FX 3 according to a report from Globo SporTV: The UFC has not yet announced it officially, but the next opponent for Erick Silva is already defined. SPORTV.COM has been informed by sources close to the organization that he will face the American Charlie Brenneman, on a June 8th event in the United States - the city has not yet been chosen. The expectation of Erick was to fight again in Brazil at UFC 147, but he himself has announced via Twitter that he will fight on the American event.
Submitted Mar 30, 2012 6:14PM by sparky - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
China on the UFC schedule in 2012
(mmapayout.com)
MMA Weekly reports that the UFC will make it to China in 2012. Dana White indicated that the UFC is closing a deal with the Venetian Macau to hold the event. The UFC opened offices in Asia in August 2010 and the UFC would like to make inroads into China. It had placed hopes with UFC fighter Zhang Tiequan in hoping that his success would equate to a following in China. Despite Zhang’s defeats in the Octagon he has picked up many fans of the sport. The support for Zhang can be exemplified by the fact that he picked up 100,000 followers to his Weibo (equivalent to Twitter) account after his UFC debut in Australia in 2011. The UFC hopes that there would be a sufficient level of MMA fighters from the country that it could feature on a card in China. The company sees that a market will develop faster if there is local talent to display. It used this strategy in 2002 with the UFC’s first trip to the United Kingdom. The expansion of the product into Asia is a logical move despite hurdles it must overcome. Lorenzo Fertitta noted two reasons expansion makes sense.
Submitted Mar 30, 2012 6:08PM by sparky - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mayhem Miller: If I Lose To C.B. Dollaway At UFC 146, 'I'm Quitting'
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC middleweight Jason"Mayhem" Miller faces C.B. Dollaway at UFC 146 on May 26 in Las Vegas. He's coming off a very one-sided defeat at the hands of Michael Bisping at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale in December. Dana White called that performance one of the worst he'd seen. Miller's heard the critics and he's not happy either. The 31-year-old Miller was a guest on Spike TV's MMA Uncensored last night and had the following to say (transcription via MMA Mania): "I'm on my own chopping block. If I lose to him, I'm quitting! I don't even deserve to be in there! There's not an easy fight. In the UFC, there's no easy fight. He doesn't deserve to be in there with me, and I'll prove it. I'll prove it in under a round, because, we see...I tend to get tired in the second round (laughs). We're both in a similar spot in our career I guess. We're both on the chopping block. That's fine. I'm really happy with that."
Submitted Mar 30, 2012 4:32PM by sparky - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Mir, The Constant Heavyweight Contender
(mmaweekly.com)
Frank Mir seems to always be just one win away from a title shot. The constant contender has fought in four UFC championship bouts, and if he gets past Cain Velasquez at UFC 146, he’ll be fighting for a UFC championship belt for a fifth time. He’s seen the highest of highs and the lowest of lows during his career to this point. He rose to the top of the heavyweight division at a young age. He debuted in the organization at just 22 years old. By the time he was 25, he was UFC heavyweight champion. Before he could defend that title, Mir was involved in a motorcycle accident suffering a broken femur. Many questioned if he’d ever get back to where he once was in the sport. And his comeback performances following the injury fueled the doubters’ belief that Mir would never be the same...
Submitted Mar 30, 2012 3:06PM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Melvin Guillard meets Fabricio 'Morango' Camoes at UFC 148 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
After back-to-back losses, veteran UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard (29-10-2 MMA, 10-6 UFC) will look to right the ship against Fabricio "Morango" Camoes (14-6-1 MMA, 3-1-1 UFC) at UFC 148. Officials recently announced the fight. UFC 148 takes place July 7 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz headlines the event opposite fellow "The Ultimate Fighter: Live" coach Urijah Faber. UFC 148's main card airs on pay-per-view, and FX carries the prelims. Guillard vs. Camoes likely will be part of the prelims.
Submitted Mar 30, 2012 8:52AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anaconda Ace Milton Vieira to make octagon debut against Felipe Arantes at UFC 147
(sherdog.com)
The UFC 147 dance card continues to develop, as officials from the UFC’s Brazilian branch confirmed Thursday that Milton Vieira will tangle with Felipe Arantes when the promotion returns to Brazil this summer. Headlined by a long-awaited middleweight title rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen, UFC 147 marks the promotion’s third trip to Rio de Janeiro in the last year. The event takes place June 23 at Joao Havelange Stadium and is expected to break the UFC’s all-time attendance record. Also featured will be another highly anticipated rematch, as middleweights Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva collide for the first time since 1998.
Submitted Mar 29, 2012 9:20PM by sparky - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gleison Tibau and Khabib Nurmagomedov, will face off at UFC 148
(sherdog.com)
Two lightweights riding hot streaks, Gleison Tibau and Khabib Nurmagomedov, will face off at UFC 148, promotion officials announced Thursday. Featuring a light heavyweight rubber match between Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin, UFC 148 takes place July 7 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event is also expected to host former middleweight champion Rich Franklin’s return to 185 pounds, as “Ace” locks horns with ex-Strikeforce titlist Cung Le.
Submitted Mar 29, 2012 4:49PM by sparky - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Leonard Garcia-Matt Grice featherweight tilt added to UFC on FX 3
(sherdog.com)
Featherweights Leonard Garcia and Matt Grice will square off June 8 at UFC on FX 3, promotion officials announced Thursday. While a venue for the event has yet to be confirmed, the show is expected to be headlined by a pivotal flyweight rematch between Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall. The winner of that contest will go on to fight Joseph Benavidez to determine the UFC’s inaugural 125-pound champion. UFC on FX 3 will also showcase a pair of top bantamweights, as former WEC champion Eddie Wineland locks horns with onetime title challenger Scott Jorgensen.
Submitted Mar 29, 2012 3:57PM by sparky - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Tavares out, Tony Ferguson now meets Michael Johnson on UFC on FOX 3
(mmajunkie.com)
Tony Ferguson (13-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) now has his third scheduled opponent for UFC on FOX 3. UFC officials today announced that Thiago Tavares, who replaced an injured Dennis Hallman, has also withdrawn from the card. In his place steps "The Ultimate Fighter 12" finalist Michael Johnson (10-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC), who now meets Ferguson on the UFC on FOX 3 preliminary card.
Submitted Mar 29, 2012 2:23PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FX 4: Ross Pearson vs Cub Swanson possible for June 22 in Atlantic City
(mmamania.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is putting together a featherweight contest pitting Ross Pearson vs. Cub Swanson for the upcoming UFC on FX 4 network television event, tentatively scheduled for the Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, on Sat., June 12, 2012. ESPN.co.uk brought word of the pending match-up earlier today. After dropping two out of three fights at lightweight, Pearson (13-5) shed some skin and tried his luck in the 145-pound division. His first test against Raphael Assuncao proved to be a difficult one, but one he passed via gritty unanimous decision win at UFC 141 last December. Swanson (16-5) also got back into the win column after losing two of three. The Greg Jackson disciple and former WEC combatant polished off George Roop at the UFC on FOX 2 event earlier this year. Can he string together two consecutive wins for the first time in almost four years?
Submitted Mar 29, 2012 11:20AM by sparky - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cain Velasquez: 'I'm a realist, I knew I wasn't going to go through my career undefeated'
(mmamania.com)
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight kingpin Cain Velasquez is trying to keep it real. Booked for a rebound fight against Frank Mir at the UFC 146 pay-per-view (PPV) event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 26, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Velasquez is hoping to erase the memories of a disastrous performance against Junior dos Santos at the inaugural UFC on FOX event late last year. "Cigano" knocked him silly in just 64 seconds. It was a performance that left him "unhappy." Not only did he fail to retain his 265-pound crown, but Velasquez also regrets not being able to deliver the kind of fight fans were hoping to see. Those comments (via Yahoo! Sports) and more, after the jump. "I'm a realist. I knew I wasn't going to go through my career undefeated. That's how this sport is. People lose. Even the best guys lose. I knew as soon as it was over, I had to pick myself back up and keep going forward. I do have some extra motivation now, for sure, but I wish that for that night things had gone differently and that the fans had gotten the fight they came to see. Ultimately, I let myself down. I don't ever want that to happen, and not for Fox or anything else. I want to go out there and win. Stuff happens. I get that, but I definitely wasn't happy with my performance. What it comes down to it, I don't want to be in that position again."
Submitted Mar 29, 2012 10:29AM by sparky - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With growing focus on TRT, UFC boss says hands tied by maddening logistics
(mmajunkie.com)
"We've got 375 guys under contract," White said. "We're doing a zillion fights a year, traveling all over the world, all these other things that we're doing. Now, you really think that we can crack down and [expletive] chase these guys around everywhere they live all over the world and just randomly test these guys all the time?"
Submitted Mar 29, 2012 8:56AM by postman - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bout order revealed for May's 'UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Overeem' event
(mmajunkie.com)
MAIN CARD (pay-per-view) •Champ Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem (for heavyweight title) •Frank Mir vs. Cain Velasquez •Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Silva •Shane Del Rosario vs. Gabriel Gonzaga •Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve
Submitted Mar 29, 2012 8:48AM by postman - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Lauzon & Terry Etim Have Reportedly Agreed To Meet At UFC on FOX 4
(themmanews.com)
UFC lightweights Joe Lauzon (21-7) and Terry Etim (15-4) have reportedly agreed to meet this coming August on the UFC on FOX 4 card. News of the matchup was announced by Fighters Only on Wednesday, noting that both verbal agreements are in place between the two. UFC on FOX 4 is expected to take place on August 4, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. It’s likely that this match will end up on the night’s preliminary card, possibly headlining the undercard before the FOX broadcast.
Submitted Mar 28, 2012 9:00PM by sparky - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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