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Cub Swanson Out of UFC 132 With Facial Injury
(bloodyelbow.com)
Veteran WEC featherweight Cub Swanson was expected to make his UFC debut against Erik Koch on the undercard of UFC 132, but that will not be going down as planned. Swanson, who picked up fight-of-the-night honors on three different occasions in the WEC, has been forced to pull out of the fight with an injury.
Submitted Jun 2, 2011 9:59PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
As TV Deal Winds Down, UFC Will Choose Between Spike or New Home
(mmafighting.com)
Wednesday night marked the season finale of the UFC's major programming vehicle, The Ultimate Fighter. It also marked the unofficial beginning of a countdown to the zero hour when the promotion will be faced with a major decision about the fate of its key show. Its current deal with longtime home Spike expires at the end of 2011, following the 14th season of TUF. According to most observers within the industry, selling the television rights package is the single most important priority for the UFC, and as of now, it remains open for negotiation, a showpiece with bidders circling but no deal yet reached. While the UFC and Spike remain the main players and talks between the two remain ongoing, the two sides aren't the only ones involved. In a drama that has played out over recent months and is expected to drag on into the near future in executive boardrooms, other suitors will continue to try to convince the UFC to abandon its longtime home.
Submitted Jun 2, 2011 9:28PM by pmoney - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tony Ferguson Hopes to Change Fans' Perception at TUF Finale
(mmafighting.com)
LAS VEGAS – Every season of "The Ultimate Fighter" has a villain. After the season, that villain usually wants to let the world know that he's not really a villain, he just plays one – or is portrayed as one through editing – on TV. Tony Ferguson is the Season 13 villain, and on Thursday, two days ahead of his fight in the finale against Ramsey Nijem, he said he's looking forward to making amends for his actions late in the season, when he was shown commenting about housemate Charlie Rader's family situation, setting off this season's biggest house brouhaha.
Submitted Jun 2, 2011 9:18PM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Shoulder Injury Sidelines Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson; Rest Required But No Surgery
(mmaweekly.com)
Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson was forced out of his fight against Nate Marquardt at UFC on Versus 4 due to a shoulder injury suffered in training. Johnson’s manager Glenn Robinson of Authentic Sports Management confirmed the injury to MMAWeekly.com on Thursday. The UFC announced that Johnson was forced out of the fight due to injury and that Rick Story would step in to replace ‘Rumble’ on the June 26 card.
Submitted Jun 2, 2011 9:12PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Despite broken leg, UFC's Demetrious Johnson expects a speedy return
(mmajunkie.com)
Early in the second round of his recent UFC 130 fight with Miguel Torres, Demetrious Johnson threw a hard kick that was checked by his opponent. He instantly knew something was wrong but persevered and ultimately got a close decision victory. But after returning to his day job and watching his limb massively swell, he went to the doctor earlier this week and got the bad news: It's broken.
Submitted Jun 2, 2011 8:30PM by pmoney - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC on Versus 5: Dan Hardy vs. Chris Lytle is Official
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC officially announced today their August 14th event at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: UFC on Versus 5, which be televised live on Versus, and headlined by a welterweight bout between Chris Lytle and Dan Hardy, with a co-main event pitting Jim Miller against Ben Henderson: British welterweight star Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy made it no secret that he wanted his next fight to be against fellow knockout artist Chris "Lights Out" Lytle. On Sunday, Aug. 14, live from Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Hardy gets his wish, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today its first-ever card in Wisconsin. Hardy and Lytle, two of the 170-pound division’s most devastating strikers, will collide in the main event, while lightweight contenders Jim Miller and Ben "Smooth" Henderson go to war in a bout that will determine which fighter moves one step closer to a shot at the title. Plus, light heavyweight star Stephan Bonnar returns to the Octagon® to battle the menacing Karlos Vemola and Amir Sadollah and Duane Ludwig engage in an exciting welterweight bout. "Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle want to stand toe-to-toe until someone falls and that’s a recipe for an outstanding fight," UFC President Dana White said. "This is the fight both guys wanted, so the fans in Milwaukee are in for a treat. The Miller-Henderson fight should be equally exciting since both guys love to come forward and press the action. We can’t wait to host our first event in Wisconsin this summer."
Submitted Jun 2, 2011 8:25PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Rogan Jumps Into the Rampage Jackson Debate
(bloodyelbow.com)
Quinton Jackson's post-UFC 130 interview with Karyn Bryant was talked about almost as much as his fight with Matt Hamill. In the interview Jackson made jokes about Bryant "making him horny" before "motorboating" or at least "air motorboating" her chest. This after previous incidents which had led to reporters complaining about his behavior. The incident led to my writing about the MMA community's attitude toward women. The fact that Bryant said that she was okay with the situation meant that many fans were willing to write the situation off as "if she doesn't care, I don't care" with no regard for the pattern of behavior and failure to learn by Jackson. If that weren't bad enough, Jackson began retweeting comments about how his actions were "alpha" before taking to tweeting at Bryant about showing her how an "alpha" acts and suggesting Ariel Helwani is gay following their bizarre interview. After Maggie Hendricks wrote an article at Yahoo's Cage Writer blog about the Rampage/Bryant situation he then said that he bets Maggie is "ass ugly."
Submitted Jun 2, 2011 8:22PM by FastKnockout - 51 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anthony Johnson out, Rick Story steps in to face Nate Marquardt at UFC on Versus 4
(mmajunkie.com)
"Rumble" will have to wait a little bit longer to headline his first UFC event. Massive welterweight Anthony Johnson has been forced to withdraw from the main event of June's UFC on Versus 4 event, and Rick Story has agreed to step in and face Nate Marquardt (31-10-2 MMA, 10-4 UFC). The pair now meets in the main event of "UFC on Versus 4: Marquardt vs. Story," which takes place June 26 at Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center. The night's main card airs on Versus.
Submitted Jun 2, 2011 8:22PM by pmoney - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ultimate Fighter (TUF) ratings rise to 1.2 million viewers for episode 10 on Spike TV
(mmamania.com)
It is all over. The ratings are in for episode 10 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 13 and, all things considered, they aren't too bad. According to numbers released today by Spike TV, the latest episode garnered a 0.9 household rating (including a 1.14 in males 18-49 and a 1.2 in males 18-34) for an average audience of 1.2 million viewers. TUF 13, which averaged 1.24 million viewers per episode throughout the 10 episode season, was the lowest rated TUF in the history of the show, which dates all the way back to 2005.
Submitted Jun 2, 2011 7:41PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on Versus 5 tickets for Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wis., on Aug. 14, on sale soon
(mmamania.com)
Tickets for UFC on Versus 5, which was recently made official for the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 10 a.m. CT. UFC Fight Club members and UFC Newsletter subscribers, naturally, will be able to scoop up tickets prior to them being available for public consumption. UFC on Versus 5 will feature a bevy of marquee match ups, including Dan Hardy getting one last chance to go out on his shield against Chris Lytle.
Submitted Jun 2, 2011 5:25PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Oddsmaker says UFC 137 line could continue to improve for Nick Diaz
(mmajunkie.com)
Following Wednesday's announcement of an October super fight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (22-2 MMA, 16-2 UFC) and Strikeforce titleholder Nick Diaz (25-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC), St-Pierre opened as a healthy -365 favorite. That means St-Pierre was given nearly an 80 percent chance of winning the fight. But as noted MMA oddsmaker Joey Oddessa told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), the bettors' early money is coming in for Diaz, and his underdog status could continue to diminish as the fight draws near.
Submitted Jun 2, 2011 5:18PM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
SpikeTV confirms lineup for TUF Finale - 5 fight main card
(mmajunkie.com)
Spike TV officials today confirmed the full lineup for The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale. The event takes place Saturday at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, and the main card airs on Spike TV. The lineup includes a handful of "TUF 13" fights that MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported on Wednesday. Headlining the show is the "TUF 13" championship between finalists Ramsey Nijem (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Tony Ferguson (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC). Both fighters won three bouts to advance to the finale. Nijem was head coach Junior Dos' Santos fourth-round pick; Ferguson was Brock Lesnar's third pick. The fighters they defeated in the semifinals, Chris Cope (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Chuck O'Neil (8-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC), also meet each other in a main-card bout. The biggest non-"TUF" fight on the televised card is former WEC champ Anthony Pettis (13-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. fellow UFC lightweight contender Clay Guida (28-11 MMA, 8-5 UFC). The winner of the bout, which is one of the summer's featured MMA attractions, will take a big step toward a title shot. Surprisingly, some big names – including Jeremy Stephen, Josh Grispi and Scott Jorgensen – have been relegated to the event's preliminary card. However, UFC officials haven't announced if some (or all) of those fights will be part of free Facebook stream on event night.
Submitted Jun 2, 2011 11:02AM by emfleek - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Mir: If Brock Lesnar comes back and smashes somebody, then a rubber match will make sense
(mmamania.com)
Frank Mir tells it like it is. Like him or not, there's no one in the sport who is less afraid to be brutally honest than the former two-time UFC heavyweight champion. Mir is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Roy Nelson at UFC 130 in a fight that he dominated from start to finish with knees in the clinch, aggressive takedowns, ground and pound and even a judo throw. With the win, he's now one step closer to potentially fighting for a shot at what would be his third UFC title.
Submitted Jun 2, 2011 9:48AM by emfleek - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Undisputed 3 coming Jan 2012, new Pride mode
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Two new featherweight and bantamweight weight classes; and, Massive 150 fighter roster! THQ Inc. and Zuffa, LLC today announced the first gameplay details surrounding UFC® Undisputed™ 3, the new installment in the critically acclaimed and best-selling mixed martial arts videogame franchise based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship®. Poised to take players inside the virtual Octagon® with extensive focus on intense toe-to-toe combat, impressive visual presentation and significantly increased accessibility, including the introduction of PRIDE® Mode, two new weight classes and an impressive playable roster of more than 150 UFC fighters, UFC Undisputed 3 is currently in development for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, with a scheduled release timing of January 2012.
Submitted Jun 2, 2011 8:53AM by emfleek - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 13 Finale main card gets Nijem vs. Ferguson, Cope vs. O'Neil
(mmajunkie.com)
Following tonight's season finale of "The Ultimate Fighter 13," two new fights are set for the main card of Saturday's live finale. In the "TUF 13" championship bout, welterweight finalists Ramsey Nijem (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Tony Ferguson (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) square off. Additionally, semifinalists Chris Cope (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Chuck O'Neil (8-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meet in a televised bout, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has confirmed with sources close to the event.
Submitted Jun 2, 2011 8:51AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 13 Finale prelims add Edwards vs. Harvison, Bailey vs. McGillivray
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite falling short on "The Ultimate Fighter 13," four eliminated cast members have been tapped for official UFC fights on the preliminary card of Saturday's live show finale. The matchups include Justin Edwards (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Clay Harvison (8-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Shamar Bailey (11-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Ryan McGillivray (11-4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the welterweight bookings with sources close to the event.
Submitted Jun 2, 2011 8:50AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Tom Lawlor vs. Kyle Noke On Tap For UFC on Versus 5
(bloodyelbow.com)
Tom Lawlor had originally been scheduled to face Maiquel Falcao at UFC 134, but Falcao's Zuffa release and subsequent signing with a small Alberta promotion put a damper on that. Lawlor will be moving to a new card though, and will get a tough replacement opponent. TUF 11 cast member Kyle Noke, currently 3-0 under the UFC banner, will step up to face Lawlor on August 14th in Milwaukee.
Submitted Jun 2, 2011 2:28AM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Demetrious Johnson breaks his leg; forced to ride supermarket scooter (Pic)
(mmamania.com)
Tragic..... Not much of an article, but pic is funny, and news this is!
Submitted Jun 1, 2011 10:36PM by pmoney - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
TUF 13 Finale prelims add Edwards vs. Harvison, Bailey vs. McGillivray
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite falling short on "The Ultimate Fighter 13," four eliminated cast members have been tapped for official UFC fights on the preliminary card of Saturday's live show finale. The matchups include Justin Edwards (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Clay Harvison (8-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Shamar Bailey (11-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Ryan McGillivray (11-4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). Is it bad that I watched the entire season and have no idea who Justin Edwards is?
Submitted Jun 1, 2011 10:34PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Diaz contract with Zuffa details and what it means for Georges St. Pierre fight, UFC and Strikeforce
(mmamania.com)
Nick Diaz will be challenging Georges St. Pierre for the UFC welterweight title at UFC 137 on Oct. 29 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. That much we know. There are still many questions, however, regarding how exactly this superfight came to be, especially considering all the misinformation bandied about in recent days.
Submitted Jun 1, 2011 8:41PM by pmoney - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
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