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Tom Wright: UFC 140 Likely for Montreal on December 10th
(bloodyelbow.com)
Back to the Bell Centre. UFC Canada's Director of Operations Tom Wright was a guest on Ringside Report Radio yesterday, and revealed a tidbit of interesting info regarding Canada's next UFC event. It seems that the UFC will probably be returning to the hometown of UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre late in the year: “We’ll do Vancouver on June 11 and then most likely we’ll be back in Montreal on December 10,” Wright said.
Submitted May 19, 2011 2:38PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ellenberger: From Living Nightmare to Dream Come True
(mmaweekly.com)
Imagine if you will being a 10-0 professional fighter, on the rise, and getting the call from UFC matchmaker Joe Silva inviting you to the big show. Sounds like a dream come true, right? Well, for Ellenberger it was a dream and a nightmare all rolled up into one. Ellenberger, while working his way to the perfect 10-0 record, had started to become sluggish on a daily basis, sleeping for 12 hours some days and just not feeling himself.
Submitted May 19, 2011 8:32AM by sparky - 2 comments
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UFC champ Jones' manager denies ducking claims, tells Evans fight is his to take
(mmajunkie.com)
If Rashad Evans wants a fight with Jon Jones, he can have it says the UFC light heavyweight champion's manager, Malki Kawa. Despite recent claims by Evans that Jones is trying to avoid a fight with him at all costs, Kawa insists that's far from the case. Just say the word, Kawa says, and "Bones" is ready to go.
Submitted May 18, 2011 8:47PM by sparky - 6 comments
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Countdown to UFC 131 preview show debuts June 8th on Spike TV
(mmajunkie.com)
With a new headlining matchup of Junior Dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin, UC 131 is quickly approaching In anticipation of the show, Spike TV debuts "Countdown to UFC 131" on June 8 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. UFC 131 takes place June 11 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The pay-per-view event features a heavyweight tilt between top contenders Dos Santos and Carwin.
Submitted May 18, 2011 5:44PM by pmoney - 0 comments
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UFC's Michael Bisping "gutted" by CSAC's decision on Chael Sonnen
(mmajunkie.com)
One-time title challenger Chael Sonnen (25-11-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC) isn't the only one lamenting today's California State Athletic Commission ruling. British slugger Michael Bisping (21-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) says he's also disappointed in the CSAC's decision to uphold Sonnen's indefinite suspension from competition. Just moments after the CSAC made their decision, Bisping took to Twitter to express his lament.
Submitted May 18, 2011 5:43PM by pmoney - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Sonnen suspended indefinitely
(twitter.com)
*BREAKING NEWS* Live from Josh Gross twitter feed who is at the hearing. "Back to the motion for indefinite suspension, which was seconded by Giza. 4-1 motion passes, the indefinite suspension remains." EDIT: Keith Kizer testified regarding conversations he had with Matt Lindland and the phantom conversations he had with Chael Sonnen. Sonnen testified and said he never intended to make it sound like he had a conversation with Keith Kizer before confirming he never spoke to him nor the other commission director or commissioner regarding testosterone use and exemption. He stands by his testimony back in Dec. 2010, though. Sonnen confirms that UFC is planning on making him a coach for the upcoming season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) opposite Michael Bisping. The winner of their fight later this year would receive a title shot. Sonnen states that if he doesn't get his license today he's "effectively retired and that comes from Dana White." Chael wells up when saying he just wants to go back to work and doesn't want to retire. Chael claims he needs testosterone for "survival" and he has the testosterone of "a 93 year-old man." After being asked about his testosterone treatment, Sonnen says he's taking it to this day and is monitored at least twice a month. Sonnen's camp attempted to allow a declaration from Matt Lindland but California would not allow it. In the closing arguments, Sonnen gets painted as a liar and a man who cannot be trusted. He is "always looking for someone else to blame," according to Deputy DA Karen Chappelle. Sonnen's lawyers paint him as a man who is a "fundamentally good person." They also ask the commission to consider Dana White's words that if no license is obtained, Sonnen is effectively done in MMA. The motion to uphold the indefinite suspension passes by a vote of 4-1. The indefinite suspension remains.
Submitted May 18, 2011 3:39PM by SmileR - 49 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Nogueira: Anderson Silva Nearly Retired Before Entering UFC
(sherdog.com)
No man has dominated the UFC quite like reigning middleweight champion Anderson Silva. In short, he has run roughshod over the 185-pound division, a record 13-fight winning streak inside the Octagon the result. Rich Franklin, Nate Marquardt, Dan Henderson, Forrest Griffin, Chael Sonnen and Demian Maia were all left in Silva’s destructive wake, as the Brazilian established himself as one of the greatest fighters of all-time. And to think, it almost never happened. According to longtime friend and training partner Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Silva almost called it quits before entering the UFC.
Submitted May 18, 2011 9:09AM by Bubbles - 4 comments
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Mac Danzig out at UFC 131, Vagner Rocha now faces Donald Cerrone
(mmajunkie.com)
A training injury has forced Mac Danzig out of next month's UFC 131 event, and promotional newcomer Vagner Rocha (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been tapped as a replacement opponent against Donald Cerrone (14-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC).
Submitted May 18, 2011 1:04AM by sparky - 6 comments
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Rampage Jackson Not Excited With Matt Hamill for UFC 130
(mmafighting.com)
After some shuffling around of the upcoming UFC 130 fight card, Rampage Jackson has gone from taking on Thiago Silva in the co-main event to fighting Matt Hamill in the main event. He's not particularly thrilled with the change.
Submitted May 17, 2011 8:53PM by sparky - 18 comments
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Shane Carwin Looks to Make the Most of His Sudden Good Fortune at UFC 131
(mmafighting.com)
Shane Carwin can pinpoint the exact moment he lost his UFC heavyweight title fight against Brock Lesnar. His record says submission via arm triangle, second round, but forget that. That's just when the fighting officially stopped. Really, he lost it in the first, when his body began to fail him. "First time it's ever happened to me in my life," Carwin says in his soft, low voice that forces you to lean in just to catch what he's saying. "It was terrible." It started with a strange feeling that flooded over him right as he was at his most dominant point in the fight. One minute he was focused entirely on pounding Lesnar into an early stoppage, and then the next thing he knew he was all too aware of his surroundings, and in all the wrong ways.
Submitted May 17, 2011 8:46PM by sparky - 0 comments
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Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis Headlines UFC 133; Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes Likely Delayed
(mmaweekly.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship recently posted a UFC 133 event page on its website touting Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis as the main attraction. That immediately raised flags about a proposed featherweight title defense between current champion Jose Aldo and challenger Chad Mendes. When there is a title fight on a UFC card, or if there are multiple title fights, a championship bout fills the headliner role.
Submitted May 17, 2011 8:39PM by sparky - 2 comments
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Mac Danzig Injured; Out of UFC 131 Fight Against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone
(mmaweekly.com)
A change has been make to the upcoming UFC 131 card as Mac Danzig has been forced out of his fight with Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone due to injury.
Submitted May 17, 2011 6:36PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Facebook airs UFC 130's Palaszewski vs. Tibau, Cariaso vs. McDonald, and Barao vs. Escovedo
(mmajunkie.com)
For the second-straight UFC event, every fight on the card will be made available for live viewing. UFC officials today announced that the three UFC 130 fights not already slated for broadcast on pay-per-view or Spike TV will be aired on Facebook.com. The Internet stream features Bart Palaszewski vs. Gleison Tibau, Chris Cariaso vs. Michael McDonald and Renan Barao vs. Cole Escovedo.
Submitted May 17, 2011 6:02PM by pmoney - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Blames The Ultimate Fighter 13's Poor Quality on Lack of Elimination Round
(bloodyelbow.com)
It's no secret that this season's The Ultimate Fighter is suffering. After an initial 1.5 million viewers tuned in for the show's debut on March 30th and a steady rating for the next five episodes, the ratings hit a new low last week, garnering only 1 million viewers, or a 0.8 household rating. The NBA playoffs may be one of the reasons why the show is losing viewers, but one fan told Dana White that the show was "unbearably boring, unbearable to watch" at the UFC 129 Fan Expo in Toronto. Interestingly enough, Dana White agreed:
Submitted May 17, 2011 2:47PM by FastKnockout - 21 comments
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UFC on Versus 4 Fight Card: Marquardt vs. Johnson
(bloodyelbow.com)
Nate Marquardt will make his planned drop to welterweight at UFC on Versus 4 when he faces Anthony Johnson. Although he's coming off a win over Dan Miller in his last middleweight fight, Marquardt recently announced his plans to make the cut to 170, and had competed as light as 155 lbs very early in his career. Johnson, meanwhile, is riding his dominant victory over Dan Hardy at UFN 24.
Submitted May 17, 2011 2:46PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Will B.J. Penn, Jake Shields Get Their Wish for UFC Fight?
(bloodyelbow.com)
Ever since B.J. Penn's UFC 132 fight with Jon Fitch went up in smoke, fans have been wondering what's next for "The Prodigy." If a Monday exchange on Twitter is any indication, it could be former Strikeforce middleweight and EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields.
Submitted May 17, 2011 2:45PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chuck Liddell Talks About How Tough It Was to Retire
(cagepotato.com)
Liddell said the decision was one of the hardest ones he ever had to make and that he realized it was time to hang up the gloves when he could no longer take a punch like he used to in spite of being in the best shape of his career and as ready for his last fight with Rich Franklin as he was for any in his career. According to “The Icemen” although he wishes things played out differently, he has no regrets and he went out swinging. “I went out the way I fought. I fought my way. People say I should have changed and I should have tried to wrestle more,” the UFC VP of business development explained. “I went out my way. I went out the way that I fight. I went out on my shield. That’s it. Done.”
Submitted May 17, 2011 2:41PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Hardy Relocates to Las Vegas to Work with Roy Nelson, Still Plans to Train in the UK
(mmaweekly.com)
Dan Hardy will be packing up and moving to Las Vegas to join Team Big Country for help in preparing for his August fight against Chris Lytle at UFC on Versus 5.
Submitted May 17, 2011 12:19AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson Looking to Quit MMA in Two Years
(bloodyelbow.com)
In a recent interview, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson made it known that he would rather be making movies than fighting. Saying "As soon as movies start paying me more than I make to fight, I'm gone." He now has clarified those statements by speaking to ESPN and saying that the only sure thing is that he only has two years of fighting left in him: "I've always said I'll retire when I'm 35. I don't want to fight past 35. There are young guys coming in and doing good. I've been fighting for a long time and it's no secret that I don't fight the same way I used to. "I've got a lot of injuries, one or two things that bother me. But when I'm fighting, the injuries don't bother me, it's the training that gets old. Going through each camp I go through all these pains and think, 'Man I don't want to do this anymore'. But after the fight I say, 'OK, I'll give it one more'. So who knows?
Submitted May 16, 2011 2:44PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 130 Fight Card Finalized at 10 Bouts; Rampage vs. Hamill Headlines
(mmaweekly.com)
The fight card for UFC 130 has been finalized at 10 bouts, that is, of course, barring any more injuries or other issues in the two weeks that left until fight time. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson heads the card in a bout with “Ultimate Fighter” alum Matt Hamill. Jackson was originally slated to face Thiago Silva, who fell out of the bout following a drug test related revocation of his license. Silva admitted to providing a sample “inconsistent with human urine” at UFC 125.
Submitted May 16, 2011 2:44PM by pmoney - 4 comments
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