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UFC Quick Quote: Rashad Evans is going to 'smash' Tito Ortiz
(mmamania.com)
"I feel right now honestly, not to be disrespectful, but I don't think there's anybody who could beat me, so I didn't care who they put in front of me. I've had a lot more experience since [our first fight]. I've been in a lot of big fights, had a lot of success, and that says it all. For him, he's been on a rocky road. He's had to go down a path he never walked before. Losing all those times in a row, all that heartbreak, stuff like that. You never know how that hurts someone's mentality ... The challenge kind of got extinguished a little bit. He wasn't staying consistently hot. It was something I thought about back then, but as time went on, I thought about guys who would be more of a challenge. Coming off this win, it's looking like he's got a little fire underneath him. He's moving in the right direction, so right now is the perfect chance to fight him again. If he wants to fight, I appreciate him taking the fight, but I'm going to smash him. I've been training so long, I just want to fight somebody." - Rashad Evans
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 2:21PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF Rejected Hougland made most of 132
(bloodyelbow.com)
Hougland said he tried out for the upcoming season of "The Ultimate Fighter," the first to feature featherweights and bantamweights, but did not make it through Spike TV after clearing the UFC's cuts. Needing an additional bout to fill out the UFC 132 card, the UFC announced the Hougland and Walker fight nine days prior to the show. "My manager was kind of talking to them, he had given them a call and they just called back and offered the fight," Hougland said. "Of course I'm not going to say no to the UFC." If this is who they cut from the show I CANNOT WAIT to see who made it. Bisping and Miller have insisted this is the best season ever
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 2:14PM by Patchedup15 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tickets for "UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage" on sale next week
(mmajunkie.com)
Tickets for the UFC's return to Colorado, "UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage," go on sale next week. UFC 135, which features a heavily anticipated light-heavyweight title clash between current champion Jon Jones and former champ Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, takes place Sept. 24 at Pepsi Center in Denver.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 11:40AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dave Herman vs. Mike Russow added to October's UFC 136 in Houston
(mmajunkie.com)
Heavyweights Dave "Pee Wee" Herman (21-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Mike Russow (14-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will clash in October. UFC officials recently announced the matchup, which takes place at UFC 136.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 10:47AM by Budgellism - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mackens Semerzier vs. Mike Lullo Added to UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger
(mmaweekly.com)
The day of matchmaking for the UFC didn’t slow down on Thursday with another match-up being announced pitting Mackens Semerzier against Mike Lullo on Sept 17 in New Orleans.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 1:11AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Featherweights Josh Grispi vs. Matt Grice slated for UFC 136
(mmajunkie.com)
A bout featuring two featherweights in desperate need of a win has been booked for UFC 136. Former top WEC featherweight contender Josh Grispi and recent UFC returnee Matt Grice have been booked for the October event, officials today announced. UFC 136 takes place Oct. 8 at Toyota Center in Houston.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 1:07AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vladimir Matyushenko Out, Matt Hamill In Against Alexander Gustafsson
(bloodyelbow.com)
The injuries just keep piling up for UFC 133, and this time it has struck a Janitor. Vladimir Matyushenko has been forced to pull out of his bout with Alexander Gustafsson, and will be replaced by Matt Hamill.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 7:51PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 137: Cheick Kongo vs Matt Mitrione fight booked for Oct. 29 in Las Vegas
(mmamania.com)
The hits, they keep on coming. Before their most recent bookings at UFC on Versus 4, both Cheick Kongo and Matt Mitrione agreed it would be a gay old time if they got to fight one another. Wish granted. ESPN brings word that they have been booked to throw hands at the upcoming UFC 137: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" event on Oct. 29, 2011, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 7:05PM by pmoney - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Welterweight Chris Lytle Eyeing Potential Political Bid in 2012
(mmafighting.com)
Chris Lytle has had a lot of experience balancing his dueling careers as a pro fighter and a full-time firefighter. Now he's considering adding a third to the list after forming an exploratory committee to examine a political run for the Indiana Statehouse in 2012. The 36 year-old Lytle told MMA Fighting on Thursday that he's been discussing the move for the last few months and finally filed the papers to form the exploratory committee in order to begin preliminary fundraising, as well as to "see what people think about it."
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 5:52PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Source: Antonio Carvalho out, Felipe Arantes in against Yuri Alcantara at UFC 134
(mmajunkie.com)
Promising featherweight prospect Felipe Arantes (13-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in to fill a gap in UFC 134's card. Arantes' managers, Fred Magalhaes and Jorge Patino of Gold Team Fighters, today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Arantes has signed with the UFC and will face Yuri Alcantara (24-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at the late-summer event. Alcantara originally was scheduled to meet Antonio Carvalho, but Magalhaes said the Canadian has been forced to withdraw from the fight.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 5:31PM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Brock Lesnar's recovery from surgery has been 'incredible'
(mmamania.com)
Brock Lesnar is a physical freak of nature in every sense of the phrase. The former UFC heavyweight champion was initially stricken with an illness known as diverticulitis, an intestinal disease, back in 2009. He described the painful stomach sensation as "a shotgun blast to the stomach, and then someone poured some salt and Tabasco and stirred it all up with a nasty pitchfork." Ouch.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 5:19PM by pmoney - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
The full time-line of the scramble to replace Davis
(addictedmma.com)
Dana White Details The Scramble To Replace Phil Davis During a UFC 133 conference call, UFC President Dana White detailed what happened in the scramble to replace UFC 133 main eventer Phil Davis after he was forced out with injury. We found out Phil Davis was hurt last week and we had him set up for an MRI. We called Tito about replacing him and Tito said he had personal issues. So we called Machida, he seemed excited about it.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 3:11PM by rockyf - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Dana White's Plan D for Rashad Evans at UFC 133? Vladimir Matyushenko
(mmajunkie.com)
First it was Phil Davis, and then Lyoto Machida, and then Tito Ortiz. UFC president Dana White was so desperate to find a replacement for injured Phil Davis that he considered scrapping a UFC 133 preliminary-card bout and promoting Vladimir Matyushenko to a UFC 133 headliner with Rashad Evans.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 1:33PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Evans vs Tito Ortiz odds: Who opened as the -500 favorite for UFC 133?
(mmamania.com)
Who else? None other than former Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans, according to noted oddsmaker Nick Kalikas of BetOnFighting.com. "Suga" is the -500 favorite heading into his UFC 133 showdown in Philadelphia against Tito Ortiz on Aug. 6. "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" stands as the +350 underdog.
Submitted Jul 13, 2011 10:10PM by Budgellism - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tito Ortiz has change of heart, meets Rashad Evans in UFC 133 main event
(mmajunkie.com)
Tito Ortiz (16-8-1 MMA, 15-8-1 UFC) has found the will to save the day. Just hours after telling MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he wasn't going to fight Rashad Evans (15-1-1 MMA, 10-1-1 UFC) in the interest of making the best career choice, it appears the best career choice is to do it anyway.
Submitted Jul 13, 2011 7:46PM by Budgellism - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
News Two-fer Jones doubts Rampage Passion- Rampage in talks for new movie deal.
(ufc-mma-news.com)
After Evans v Rampage everyone said that Rampage movie role in the A team was a distraction that clearly hindered his training (I agree, although he has looked WAYYY more docile in his other recent fights). Now on the verge of reclaiming the belt he denies having lost, it is revealed that he is in talks with taking on yet another movie role playing superhero in an upcoming Marvel film. Personally speaking I think that Jones has inadvertently pinpointed the biggest reason why he will remain champ into 2012. Granted he would more than likely not be filming anything prior to the fight, but 1 he has admitted to being in this for the money, 2 he already has his eye on retirement 3 he is already seeking out new movie roles that will distract him.
Submitted Jul 13, 2011 6:35PM by Patchedup15 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lyoto Machida turns down UFC 133 rematch against Rashad Evans
(mmamania.com)
Too soon? Despite an initial report we passed along late last night from Head Kick Legend, it turns out Lyoto Machida will NOT be fighting Rashad Evans at UFC 133 on Aug. 6 in Philadelphia. Caju Freitas brings word from camp "Dragon:" "The fight is very close and for a professional matter we can't accept it. We want to make the best match and there is remaining just a few weeks and it wouldn't be fair with the fans to do a bad performance."
Submitted Jul 13, 2011 1:59PM by Budgellism - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
JDS: Mir talks a lot of bull----
(mixedmartialarts.com)
FO: Frank Mir stated he hits harder than you. Is he an opponent you would like to face one day? Who, Frank Mir? He said what? FO: Yeah, he said he hits harder. Would you like to fight him to avenge Nogueira’s loss? [laughs] First off, regarding hitting harder than me… [more laughter; pause for breath] Look… when a fighter begins either to lose, or not to get satisfactory results, what does he do to promote himself? He talks. And it is what he’s doing. Frank Mir is a guy who likes to talk a lot, talks lots of bullshit and I don’t believe he hits harder than me.
Submitted Jul 13, 2011 12:56PM by emfleek - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MULTIPLE REPORTS: Evans vs. Machida will NOT happen
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Today, Eduardo Cruz of Fighter's Only Magazine spoke directly with Lyoto Machida's wife: So Lyoto won't definitely take the fight versus Rashad Evans at UFC 133? Fabiola Machida: No, he won't accept the fight at all. There are only three weeks for the preparation, Eduardo, and it just isn’t possible in the career of an athlete... three weeks of preparation. He has only been maintaining his conditioning and that doesn't prepare you for a fight at all. So, he didn't accept for a professional matter - to accept would be to kick (damage) his professionalism.”
Submitted Jul 13, 2011 12:55PM by emfleek - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tito Ortiz Explains Why He Declined to Fight Rashad Evans on UFC 133
(bloodyelbow.com)
Via Twitter: I have a life and things to take care of. The fight game is about making the right choices of my career. If you knew what I have been going through you all would understand. Peaking for a fight is what makes a fighter unstoppable! Timing is everything in life. This is a rebuild year for me not do or die. The time will come again! #positive
Submitted Jul 13, 2011 11:01AM by Budgellism - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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