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Justin Bieber - MMA's Newest Judge
(addictedmma.com)
Justin Bieber - MMA's Newest Judge Its seems the musical anti-christ Justin Bieber has joined the rest of the worlds MMA fans by playing judge. According to Dana White, who was speaking at the UFC 132 psot fight press conference, the multi million selling popstar found himself scoring the Denis Siver Vs Matt Wiman fight in favour of the eventual loser, Matt Wiman.
Submitted Jul 4, 2011 5:55PM by rockyf - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dominick Cruz willing to move up to featherweight to fight Jose Aldo (Video)
(mmamania.com)
Anyone else think this would be an awesome fight?
Submitted Jul 4, 2011 1:20PM by Budgellism - 34 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Spike TV adds "UFC 134 Prelims" special featuring Fisher-Tavares, Mitchell-Thiago
(mmajunkie.com)
Following August's upcoming UFC 133 broadcast, "UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami" will be the next pay-per-view event to get a "UFC Prelims" special on Spike TV. Officials recently confirmed the broadcast plans with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The two bouts set for the one-hour special include Spencer Fisher vs. Thiago Tavares and David Mitchell vs. Paulo Thiago. URL and page headline list Mitchell-Swick as being on prelims, which is inaccurate.
Submitted Jul 4, 2011 9:59AM by pmoney - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Targeting February 26, 2012, at Saitama Super Arena for Japan Show
(mmaweekly.com)
Just last week, UFC president Dana White mentioned that the UFC would be heading to Japan sooner rather than later. Now it appears the promotion has targeted a tentative date and venue. According to sources speaking to MMAWeekly.com on Sunday, UFC officials are looking at a Feb. 26, 2012, date in Japan with the show currently targeted for the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama. While the venue has been reserved by agencies working with Zuffa in Japan, this is still just the preliminary location they are focusing on for a return to Japan. Other venues and locations are being looked at, but Saitama Super Arena is currently the most likely landing spot.
Submitted Jul 4, 2011 9:13AM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Urijah Faber Feels He Earned The Win At UFC 132
(fightline.com)
The fight was everything you could want from a championship bout, both men came to throw down, never gave up ground and never let the other hold much of an appreciable lead for long. It was thrilling and they were both rightly awarded the Fight of the Night bonus, but, though he has a fatter wallet and plenty to be proud of, Faber still believes his name should have been read the victor when the judges rendered their decision.
Submitted Jul 3, 2011 11:06PM by Kpro - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen Doesn't Want To Be The Next Man To KO Wanderlei Silva
(fightline.com)
Helwani asked Sonnen if he was surprised by the quick finish and Sonnen took the opportunity to get at least one more verbal jab in at Silva's expense. "Yeah," responded Sonnen. "The only guy that would have finished him quicker was me. …Wanderlei is going to need to do something else. I don't have any interest in getting in there with him. I don't want to be the next guy to force him to have a flashlight shined in his eyes."
Submitted Jul 3, 2011 11:05PM by Kpro - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ortiz Calls Out Griffin Following UFC 132 Triumph
(sherdog.com)
Tito Ortiz pulled his professional career off of life support Saturday night by submitting young gun Ryan Bader with a first-round guillotine choke at UFC 132. Following the triumph at the MGM Granden Arena in Las Vegas, an exuberant Ortiz called out a familiar foe as the man he would like to face in his next Octagon appearance. Though “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” would also like a shot at redemption against Rashad Evans in the future, Ortiz first wants a rematch with another former champ: Forrest Griffin.
Submitted Jul 3, 2011 2:24PM by pmoney - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC brass says Demetrious Johnson could take title shot over Brian Bowles
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – It's the inevitable question that surfaces each and every time a UFC champion wraps a belt around his waist: What's next? And so it was for Dominick Cruz (18-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) following his UFC 132 victory former WEC featherweight champ Urijah Faber. Many MMA pundits pointed to former WEC champ Brian Bowles (10-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) as the leading candidate to snag the next shot at the 135-pound belt, but UFC brass said that's not necessarily the case.
Submitted Jul 3, 2011 1:27PM by pmoney - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC boss says Condit one of the divisions best, "Natural Born Killer" not waiting for title shot
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – With his second-straight "Knockout of the Night" victory, former WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit (26-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is quickly becoming a top contender in the UFC's 170-pound division. Saturday night's UFC 132 event featured a host of incredible knockout victories, but UFC president Dana White deemed Condit's first-round finish of Dong Hyun Kim the best of the bunch, awarding him the bonus and declaring him "one of the best 170-pounders in the world." But with UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre not scheduled to defend his title until late October, Condit isn't interesting in sitting around waiting for a title shot. Instead, he wants to get back in the octagon and cement his position in the division.
Submitted Jul 3, 2011 12:01PM by pmoney - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White supports Siver's UFC 132 win; Bieber, Fertitta felt Wiman rightful victor
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – It just wouldn't be a UFC pay-per-view event if we didn't get to enjoy at least one hotly contested decision, right? At Saturday night's UFC 132 event in Las Vegas, that honor fell to Dennis Siver (19-7 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Matt Wiman (13-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC), who battled toe-to-toe for 15 minutes in a back-and-forth affair. All three judges ultimately awarded the victory to Siver, and UFC president Dana White said after the event that he agreed with the call. However, White admitted UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta – not to mention mop-haired teen pop star Justin Bieber – believe Wiman may have been jobbed.
Submitted Jul 3, 2011 11:36AM by pmoney - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 132 draws announced 12,947 attendance and $2.3 million live gate
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – Saturday's UFC 132 event drew an announced attendance of 12,947 and a live gate of $2.3 million. UFC president Dana White announced the figures in the night's post-event press conference.
Submitted Jul 3, 2011 12:13AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 132 bonuses: Condit, Ortiz, Cruz and Faber get $75,000 awards
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – Tito Ortiz, Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber each earned $75,000 "Fight Night" bonuses for their performances at Saturday's "UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber II" event. Condit earned the night's "Knockout of the Night" award, Ortiz picked up the "Submission of the Night" bonus, and Cruz and Faber took home "Fight of the Night" honors.
Submitted Jul 3, 2011 12:10AM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Famed Former Chute Boxe Coach Rafael Cordeiro Back with Wanderlei Silva
(mmaweekly.com)
Master Rafael Cordeiro once lead one of the strongest contingents of Brazilian fighters in the world under the Chute Boxe banner in Brazil. Now operating his gym Kings MMA in California, Cordeiro is reuniting with some of the fighters that he once lead at Chute Boxe. Notably, he has been working with former Pride champion Wanderlei Silva, preparing him for his UFC 132 fight on Saturday night against Chris Leben. Cordeiro lead a magical time for Silva, along with the Rua brothers, Mauricio Shogun and Murilo Ninja, and numerous other fighters when they ruled the roost at Pride in Japan. Perhaps some of that magic is back as Cordeiro had Silva training alongside Shogun once again, as well as Fabricio Werdum and many other top tier fighters.
Submitted Jul 2, 2011 2:22AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 132 Weigh Ins
(bloodyelbow.com)
Weigh-ins for UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber 2 will take place at 7 p.m. ET live from the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bloody Elbow will have live results and video after the jump. Dominick Cruz makes his first defense of his UFC bantamweight belt against former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber. In the co-main event, Wanderlei Silva makes his long awaited return to fight TUF vanguard Chris Leben. Pay-Per-View Bantamweight: Dominick Cruz (134) vs. Urijah Faber (135) Middleweight: Wanderlei Silva (186) vs. Chris Leben (185) Light Heavyweight: Tito Ortiz (205) vs. Ryan Bader (205) Welterweight: Carlos Condit (170) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (171) Lightweight: Dennis Siver (156) vs. Matt Wiman (156) Spike TV Prelims Lightweight: Melvin Guillard (155) vs. Shane Roller (155) Lightweight: George Sotiropoulos (156) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (155) Facebook Prelims Bantamweight: Brian Bowles (135) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (136) Middleweight: Brad Tavares (186) vs. Aaron Simpson (185) Lightweight: Anthony Njokuani (156) vs. Andre Winner (155) Bantamweight: Jeff Hougland (135) vs. Donny Walker (135)
Submitted Jul 1, 2011 8:34PM by kopower - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Relationship with Dana White Won’t Stop Tito Ortiz From Being Inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame
(mmaweekly.com)
Personal feelings will not impair Tito Ortiz from getting a spot in the UFC Hall of Fame, this according to UFC President Dana White.
Submitted Jun 30, 2011 9:57PM by FastKnockout - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After Spike TV Counter-Programming Tactics, UFC Pres Says, “I Owe You One”
(mmaweekly.com)
All is fair in love and war… and television contract negotiations, evidently. The UFC and longtime broadcast partner Spike TV hit a snag in negotiations recently when the network counter-programmed a live UFC event on Versus.
Submitted Jun 30, 2011 9:56PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nik Lentz and Charles Oliveira Likely Headed for a Rematch to Settle ‘No Contest’
(mmaweekly.com)
Charles Oliveira and Nik Lentz are on the path to a second showdown after their UFC on Versus 4 bout was ruled a “no contest,” according to UFC president Dana White.
Submitted Jun 30, 2011 9:54PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC to host event in Japan "this year"
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – The UFC could make its long-awaited return to Japan this year. UFC president Dana White today said that plans are moving forward for for the organization to promote a show in the country, which hasn't hosted a UFC event since UFC 29 way back in 2000. "The rumor is true," said White, who couldn't given any exact details on a date or host venue. "We're going to come to Japan, and probably soon." Just how soon? "This year," he said. White and other officials have long teased the possibility of an upcoming show in Japan, where four pre-Zuffa LLC events took place in Tokyo (twice), Chiba and Yokohama more than a decade ago. Until the past few years, the UFC largely ignored the region. However, in 2009, the UFC amped up its efforts in Asia, signed new TV and Internet deals in Japan, and began serious recruiting of Japanese talent.
Submitted Jun 30, 2011 7:50PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kenny Florian responds to the accusation that his 'Hellbows' could be illegal
(mmamania.com)
Kenny Florian made his 145-pound debut at UFC 131: "Dos Santos vs. Carwin" back on June 11 at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Also making its debut in "Hollywood North" were his patented "Hellbows," the razor-sharp elbow strikes that left a trail of leaky skulls throughout the lightweight division, most notably against Sean Sherk at UFC 64 and Joe Lauzon at UFC Fight Night 13. Diego Nunes joined that prestigious list in a unanimous decision loss to "KenFlo" earlier this month, enduring (among other things) a few shots to the dome courtesy of some Bostonian elbow grease.
Submitted Jun 30, 2011 6:16PM by pmoney - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Wanderlei Silva on Chael Sonnen: 'I Will Kill Him Fast'
(mmafighting.com)
LAS VEGAS -- MMA Fighting spoke to Wanderlei Silva about his UFC 132 fight against Chris Leben, why he pushed so hard to fight Leben, his health, how many more years he wants to fight for and his ongoing feud with Chael Sonnen.
Submitted Jun 29, 2011 11:07PM by FastKnockout - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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