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Ryan Bader: No More Calling Out Fighters
(addictedmma.com)
It seems Ryan "Darth" Bader (12-2) is done with calling out fighters in the future. After being dominated at UFC 126 by current Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Bader decided to call out MMA legend Tito Ortiz. Against all odds, "The Huntington Beach Badboy" produced a stunnung upset and choked out Bader in the first round. That was a wake up call for Bader, who told ESPN.com: "I lose three in a row, that's tough man. You see guys get cut for that. So yeah, I do feel that pressure.
Submitted Jul 17, 2011 5:12PM by rockyf - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 133: Rashad Evans new camp could be key to winning Tito Ortiz rematch
(mmamania.com)
Could it be that Rashad Evans training at Greg Jackson's MMA was actually a bad thing all along? That statement would seem blasphemous considering he rose to fame and prominence while under the tutelage of the master training, reaching the pinnacle of the sport by besting a legend before winning the light heavyweight title. But, as it turns out, during that stretch (and for some time before it), "Suga" may not have been getting the proper attention during his training camps and therefore was not adequately prepared for his fights. Such as the first meeting against Tito Ortiz.
Submitted Jul 17, 2011 10:53AM by pmoney - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Two Fights Booked for New UFC on Versus 6 Event; Washington, D.C. Likely Location
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC will fulfill its four-event deal with the Versus cable station in October with UFC on Versus 6. The promotion made the announcement Saturday night, though the date and location for the event has not yet been announced. The UFC said that information will be released "in the coming weeks." But Heavy.com on Saturday reported the event will take place Oct. 1 in Washington, D.C. And to get the card started, the promotion made a pair of fight announcements for the show at the same time. Welterweights Charlie Brenneman and Anthony Johnson will meet, and lightweights Mac Danzig and Matt Wiman will also fight in a long-awaited rematch.
Submitted Jul 17, 2011 9:46AM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Facebook streams five "UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz II" preliminary bouts
(mmajunkie.com)
Once again, every single bout from a major UFC pay-per-view event will be available for live viewing. UFC officials recently announced that five preliminary-card matchups from next month's "UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz II" event will stream live on the social-networking site. The announcement means UFC 133 will serve as the seventh consecutive event the organization has made its entire lineup available for live viewing. The streak began with April's historic "UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields" event.
Submitted Jul 17, 2011 9:36AM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mirko Cro Cop: Sonnen Is A Stupid Child Who Barks Like A Dog
(addictedmma.com)
"The last time I was at the UFC, I asked a high-ranking high ranked UFC official is (Sonnen) really crazy or just hungry for shameless promotion? The UFC guy told me: He's both. So that says it all. he is both a crazy person and hungry for promotion." "I'm not angry or anything at Sonnen, but I will say one thing, I hope nobody gets offended, I dont want to sound disgusting ... but you can see on that guy's face that he is limited and stupid and his IQ is not higher than the size of the shoes he's wearing. His way of communication, his idiotic rambling and mockery about legends such as Minotauro, Fedor, Wanderlei Silva and me, the people whose fame he will NEVER reach.
Submitted Jul 17, 2011 3:37AM by Kpro - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 138: Chris Weidman vs Tom Lawlor announced for Nov. 19 in San Jose
(mmamania.com)
A middleweight brouhaha has been added to the UFC 138 fight card scheduled for Nov. 19 in San Jose, California, as Chris Weidman and Tom Lawlor have agreed to square off.
Submitted Jul 17, 2011 2:41AM by Poor_Franklin - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 25: Evan Dunham vs Shamar Bailey booked for New Orleans on Sept. 17
(mmamania.com)
When the UFC heads back to New Orleans for the first time in a decade, it will do so showcasing some lightweight fisticuffs courtesy of Evan Dunham and Shamar Bailey, who have both agreed to get busy in the "Big Easy." The promotion announced the fight booking for the Bud Light sponsored UFC Fight Night 25: "Shields vs. Ellenberger" event on Sept. 17 earlier today. Dunham will make his way to N'awlins hoping to salvage the what's left of the considerable hype he once carried when he was still an undefeated submission freight train. That hasn't been the case since, arguably, Jan. 2010, and he's currently on his second strike having lost his last two bouts.
Submitted Jul 17, 2011 2:36AM by Poor_Franklin - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Marshall vs. Vera added to October's UFC 137 event
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of contests have been added to October's UFC 137 event, as Dennis Siver meets Sam Stout and Eliot Marshall faces Brandon Vera. UFC officials today announced the matchups. MMAjunkie.com previously reported the Siver vs. Stout affair. Featuring a welterweight title fight between current champ Georges St-Pierre and former Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz, UFC 137 takes place Oct. 29 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jul 16, 2011 11:49PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nogueira forced out at UFC 133; promotion seeking replacement to face Franklin
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC matchmaker Joe Silva must be experiencing a horrible case of déjà vu. UFC 133 has experienced another high-profile loss in the light heavyweight division as Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has been forced to withdraw from a planned matchup with Rich Franklin. The UFC is currently seeking a replacement opponent for "Ace." MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has confirmed the withdrawal, which was first reported by Tatame.com, with sources close to the promotion. A shoulder injury suffered in training is reportedly the culprit. A timetable for Nogueira's return was not immediately evident.
Submitted Jul 16, 2011 11:26PM by Shawn91111 - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on Versus 6: Matt Wiman vs Mac Danzig rematch set for October event
(mmamania.com)
This is the rematch. Matt Wiman and Mac Danzig originally met at UFC 115 back in June 2010. The bout was mired in controversy when the referee called a stop to the bout thinking Danzig was unconscious after Wiman had applied a choke. There was just one problem -- Mac daddy was awake and rather pissed that he was declared the loser in a fight he didn't actually lose. The UFC attempted to book an immediate rematch but injuries prevented that from occurring. Over a full year later, the two will finally boogie at UFC on Versus 6, an event scheduled for sometime in Oct., although it has no venue or location. The promotion announced the match-up today. Wiman has fought twice since his controversial victory, having impressively battered Cole Miller in January of this year before dropping a contentious decision to Dennis Siver just this past July 2 in Las Vegas. Every time he gets close to the upper echelon, he gets pulled back down the ladder. Danzig, on the other hand, has fought just once over the last year, an amazing one-hitter quitter knockout over Joe Stevenson at UFC 124 that earned him "Knockout of the Night" honors back in Dec. 2010. A chest injured sidelined him briefly earlier this year but he's back now and ready for revenge. Or something like that.
Submitted Jul 16, 2011 9:56PM by Twenty20Dollars - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 136: Anthony Pettis vs Jeremy Stephens announced for Oct. 8 in Houston, Texas
(mmamania.com)
Seriously, this is getting ridiculous. UFC 136: "Edgar vs. Maynard 3," which is scheduled for Oct. 8 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, continues to fill out with outstanding match-ups, the latest of which will feature a lightweight showdown pitting Anthony Pettis vs. Jeremy Stephens. The promotion announced the fight booking just a short time ago. Of course, the reason for this event getting such a great fight card is largely due to the fact that the next UFC Fan Expo will be held that same weekend in "The Lone Star State."
Submitted Jul 16, 2011 8:44PM by Twenty20Dollars - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nogueira: Sonnen Has No Principles Or Character
(addictedmma.com)
You can add Antonio Rogerio Nogueira to the Loooooong list of Brazilian fighters who are lining up for a shot at Middleweight motormouth Chael Sonnen. In the last couple of years, Sonnen has made a name for himself as a tormentor of Brazilian MMA, laying into the likes of Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida and even Nogueira's big brother. Now, speaking to Sherdog.com, Lil Nogs had voiced his own opinion on the controversial Republican: “It sure would be a great fight with Chael Sonnen. He’s a guy everybody wants to beat. He’s not a good example for the sport. He talks too much and says a lot of nonsense."
Submitted Jul 16, 2011 6:59PM by rockyf - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Lyoto Machida: It Was My Fighters Heart Against My Professional Mind
(addictedmma.com)
Amid the scramble to find a replacement for an injured Phil Davis at UFC 133, UFC turned to former champion Lyoto Machida. It seemed set at first, with Dana White confident that Machida was stepping up. But it turned out that the only way Machida was accepting the short notice bout with Rashad Evans was if UFC opened up their ever fattening wallet. After eventually finding Tito Ortiz to fight Evans in UFC 133 main event, UFC president Dana White let it be known that Machida was asking for "Anderson Silva money." Now, speaking to TATAME.com, Machida reveals his take on the situation: “UFC invited me for a bout with three weeks in advance and I said I wouldn’t take it since the beginning. I wasn’t prepared for it, it’d be against my own principles of professionalism, against what my family and team believe, and didn’t want me to fight." Said former Light Heavyweight champion Machida.
Submitted Jul 16, 2011 6:56PM by rockyf - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Charlie Brenneman vs. Anthony Johnson added to October UFC event
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of fighters who share an extended connection through June's UFC on Versus 4 event will now face-off in October, as Charlie Brenneman (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) faces Anthony "Rumble" Johnson (9-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC). UFC officials today announced the new matchup after Brenneman hinted at the bout on his official Twitter account.
Submitted Jul 16, 2011 6:28PM by Budgellism - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dennis Siver vs. Sam Stout in the works for "UFC 137: St-Pierre vs. Diaz"
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight bout that appears destined to bring excitement to fans is in the works for UFC 137, as Dennis Siver (19-7 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Sam Stout (17-6-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) have agreed to meet at the event. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed that verbal agreements are in place for the contest, which was first reported by FiveOuncesofPain.com. Featuring a welterweight title fight between current champ Georges St-Pierre and former Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz, UFC 137 takes place Oct. 29 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jul 16, 2011 6:10PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Jon Jones Not A P4P Great....Yet
(addictedmma.com)
Pound for Pound (P4P)....The term splits fans down the middle, some love doing P4P lists, others see them as ridiculous nonsense. Ask fans who love them and you will usually hear that UFC Champions Anderson Silva and Georges St Pierre are topping the ranks, but does MMA's newest golden boy Jon "Bones" Jones deserve to be listed among those elite legendary names. Here is what UFC President Dana White thinks: "Many people think that Jon Jones should be considered one of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the world...........
Submitted Jul 16, 2011 4:08AM by rockyf - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Miscellaneous
 
Frankie Edgar Vs Gray Maynard III Set For UFC 136
(addictedmma.com)
Its finally on Addicts ! The trilogy fight, the UFC Lightweight title rematch between champion Frankie Edgar and his nemesis Gray Maynard (10-0) has been set as the main event for the increasingly amazing looking UFC 136. Frankie "The Answer" Edgar blasted through BJ Penn, arguably the greatest 155lb fighter in MMA history.....
Submitted Jul 16, 2011 4:05AM by rockyf - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
UFC 136 gets second title fight as champ Jose Aldo meets Kenny Florian
(mmajunkie.com)
A pretty darn good card has just gotten better. UFC officials today confirmed a second title fight added to UFC 136, which takes place Oct. 8 at Houston's Toyota Center. Featherweight champ Jose Aldo makes the second defense of his UFC title when he meets two-time lightweight challenger and newly minted 145-pound fighter Kenny Florian.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 7:32PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Yushin Okami Feels That He Lost First Fight With Anderson Silva
(bloodyelbow.com)
Yushin Okami will be challenging Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight title at UFC 134, and most fans know that this is a rematch of the 2006 battle at Rumble on the Rock 8 in Hawaii. Okami won the first bout by disqualification after Anderson used an illegal kick from his guard to hurt Okami, who was unable to continue. Okami spoke to Tatame about that bout, and while he has the W on his record, he doesn't feel like he won the fight: "I won by DQ, but I felt I lost that fight," he said, responding to Anderson, who said he faked he was hurt to stop the fight. "There was a damage. There is no point to talk about past things so I don't really care of what people say about last fight. However, that experience made me stronger and as a result I was able to fight in UFC afterwards so I really thank and respect Silva. The word that he says to that I was dressed in damage last is past. I am not dressed. This time I will fight with respect and it will be a chance to show who's the best".
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 7:28PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen hosts UFC Fight Club Q&A session prior to UFC 133 weigh-ins
(mmajunkie.com)
Better get your popcorn ready. UFC middleweight contender and part-time standup comedian Chael Sonnen hosts next month's UFC Fight Club Q&A session. The session takes place on Friday, Aug. 5, prior to the day's official weigh-ins for "UFC 133: Evans vs. Davis II."
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 5:13PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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