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Hendricks replaces Hallman, faces Waldburger at UFC Fight Night 24
(mmajunkie.com)
For the second time today, UFC Fight Night 24 has a new participant. UFC executives today announced that Johny Hendricks is replacing an injured Dennis Hallman and will face T.J. Waldburger on the evening's preliminary card. MMAjunkie.com first reported Hallman's withdrawal earlier today.
Submitted Mar 6, 2011 12:04AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Igor Pokrajac and Ryan Bader Call Out Tito Ortiz
(bloodyelbow.com)
Igor Pokrajac defeated Todd Brown via TKO at UFC on Versus 3 and called out Tito Ortiz during his victory speach. Ryan Bader also called out Tito Ortiz in an interview with ESPN: "I would want to fight Tito Ortiz. Just because I grew up watching him. I want to have one of those guys on my résumé like a Randy Couture or Chuck Liddell. Purely out of respect, he's one I'd like to fight before my career is over ... Really, I didn't even feel like going back and watching (my loss to Jon Jones) because I didn't feel like I fought to even a quarter of my potential." Tito Ortiz responds on Twitter: Nice to be infamous! Take a ticket and wait in line.
Submitted Mar 4, 2011 4:20PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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Three medical suspensions for UFC on Versus 3, main event still pending
(mmajunkie.com)
Three competitors were suspended following this past Thursday's UFC on Versus 3, though it's highly likely another two will be added to that list: Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann. The welterweight pair delivered a "Fight of the Year" candidate for a three-round brawl that left both bloodied and battered. Sanchez, in particular, took a tremendous amount of damage en route to a controversial unanimous decision. A rep for the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority said medical suspensions are not yet available for the headlining fight because the on-site doctor is conducting a follow-up examination on both Sanchez and Kampmann.
Submitted Mar 4, 2011 4:15PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on Versus 4 set for June 26; company brass says location yet to be determined
(mmajunkie.com)
While the books aren't quite closed on UFC on Versus 3 just yet – a stellar main event and hotly contested decision result have ensured that – the former home of the WEC is already looking forward to broadcasting its next event. During Thursday's UFC on Versus 3 event, UFC and Versus executives officially announced UFC on Versus 4 will take place on Sunday, June 26. Today, the UFC's vice president of regulatory affairs, Marc Ratner, told MMAjunkie.com that a location for the event has yet to be officialy determined, but the promotion is eyeing multiple venues in the Midwest and East Coast regions of the country.
Submitted Mar 4, 2011 4:14PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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UFC on Versus 3 bonuses: Sanchez, Kampman net $160K bonuses
(mmajunkie.com)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Diego Sanchez, Martin Kampmann, Shane Roller and Brian Bowles each earned "Fight Night" bonuses for their performances at Thursday's "UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann" event. Sanchez and Kampmann each earned a whopping $160,000 bonuses for "Fight of the Night" honors. Roller, who earned the night's "Knockout of the Night" award, and Bowles, who got the "Submission of the Night" bonus, each took home $40,000.
Submitted Mar 4, 2011 9:21AM by emfleek - 4 comments
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Channelsurfing.net operator arrested, charged with copyright infringement of UFC events
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's war on piracy got some federal help this morning. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit today arrested the operator of Channelsurfing.net. Federal officials charged 32-year-old Bryan McCarthy of Texas with one count of criminal infringement of a copyright. He allegedly posted illegal streams of the UFC, NFL, NBA, WWE and other sports programming. According to today's release, McCarthy made more than $90,000 in profits from online merchants who paid him to advertise on the site. Since it was seized on Feb. 1, the site has received 1.3 million hits.
Submitted Mar 4, 2011 9:19AM by emfleek - 8 comments
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Brilz vs. Matyushenko official for UFC 129 main card, lineup set with 12 bouts
(mmajunkie.com)
The full fight card for April's heavily anticipated UFC 129 event is set with the addition of a Jason Brilz vs. Vladimir Matyushenko bout. MMAjunkie.com first reported the fight this past week, and UFC executives since have made it official. The bout retains its spot on the night's pay-per-view main card, which takes place April 29 at Toronto's Rogers Centre
Submitted Mar 3, 2011 1:21PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Chael Sonnen Completes Suspension; UFC Return Date Still Unknown
(mmafighting.com)
Former UFC No. 1 middleweight contender Chael Sonnen has completed a six-month California state athletic commission suspension and paid a $2,500 fine for banned substance use, moving him one step closer to a possible return to the active UFC roster pending the resolution of an ongoing federal money laundering case. CSAC executive officer George Dodd confirmed to MMA Fighting that Sonnen has fulfilled the terms of his penalty in the state effective Thursday. According to Dodd, Sonnen still has at least one step to take before his license is reinstated in the state, however. "If Mr. Sonnen wants to be licensed here in California, he will have to appear before the commission to regain his license," Dodd told MMA Fighting in an email. "Every other state will have to make a determination on their process for licensing Mr. Sonnen." Dodd told MMA Fighting that Sonnen does not yet have a date scheduled to meet with the commission.
Submitted Mar 3, 2011 1:03PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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"The Ultimate Fighter 14" tryouts set for March 21 with featherweights, bantamweights
(mmajunkie.com)
Recruiting is underway for the 14th season of "The Ultimate Fighter." That season of the reality show, which begins production this summer and debuts in the fall on Spike TV, has yet to be officially announced, but may feature the promotion's first-ever lighter-weight contestants. UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby today announced via Twitter that featherweight and bantamweight fighters are invited to an upcoming open tryout session.
Submitted Mar 2, 2011 9:36PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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UFC on Versus 3 live and official weigh-in results
(mmajunkie.com)
The weigh-in results include: MAIN CARD (Versus) -Martin Kampmann (171) vs. Diego Sanchez (171) -C.B. Dollaway (185) vs. Mark Munoz (186) -Alessio Sakara (186) vs. Chris Weidman (186) -Brian Bowles (135) vs. Damacio Page (136)+ PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook) -Cyrille Diabate (205) vs. Steve Cantwell (206) -Danny Castillo (155) vs. Joe Stevenson (155) PRELIMINARY CARD -Shane Roller (156) vs. Thiago Tavares (156) -Reuben Duran (136)* vs. Takeya Mizugaki (136) -Rob Kimmons (185) and Dongi Yang (186) -Dave Branch (186) vs. Rousimar Palhares (186) -Todd Brown (205) vs. Igor Pokrajac (204)
Submitted Mar 2, 2011 4:32PM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
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Coach Tells Evans He Should Be Willing to Fight Jones
(sherdog.com)
Trevor Wittman has advised Rashad Evans to fight teammate Jon Jones if Jones wins the UFC light heavyweight title from Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 128. Evans had been scheduled to challenge Rua at the March 19 event. When Evans sprained a ligament in his knee, however, Jones filled in as his replacement. “Mentally, I know it’s a little rough for [Evans] to see one of the guys he made a pact with to not fight go out there and take his position,” said Wittman, who is the head coach at the Grudge Training Center, a Jackson’s MMA affiliate gym where Evans has trained. “… I had the conversation with Rashad that I felt Rashad should fight Jon Jones if he wins.” Wittman does in fact think Jones will beat Rua. He believes the 23-year-old could become one of the greatest fighters in MMA history. However, Wittman doesn’t feel Jones should have moved into Evans’ spot.
Submitted Mar 2, 2011 2:52PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Jorge Rivera’s Team Calls Bisping’s Claims “The Pot Calling the Kettle Black”
(mmaweekly.com)
It’s pretty obvious at this point that Michael Bisping and Jorge Rivera won’t be exchanging holiday cards this year, but the back and forth between their camps isn’t slowing down either. After a couple of days of silence from Bisping following the controversy that swirled at UFC 127, his team at Wolfslair MMA, specifically manager Anthony McGann, released a statement alleging unprofessional conduct by Rivera and his coach Matt Phinney. It was that unprofessional attitude, according to the statement, that provoked Bisping during the week of the fight and not necessarily the videos Rivera and his sponsors at Ranger-Up produced mocking the former “Ultimate Fighter” winner.
Submitted Mar 1, 2011 11:49PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Matt Hughes and Dana White Believe BJ Penn Beat Jon Fitch
(bloodyelbow.com)
"B.J. (Penn)’s fight is drawing a lot of controversy on my Forums. I only watched the fight once, during the PPV on Saturday night, so I haven’t rewatched any clips at all. This is my opinion based on what I remember." "BJ started to execute the gameplan well as he went out and took (Jon) Fitch down. He did a little work on top and then got Fitch’s back. Fitch then reversed and BJ stood up. I think everybody scored the first round 10-9 for Penn."
Submitted Mar 1, 2011 11:36PM by FastKnockout - 31 comments
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UFC 127 "UFC Prelims" draws 714,000 viewers on ION Television
(mmajunkie.com)
While UFC officials offered just one-week's notice that three fights from this past weekend's UFC 127 event would air live on ION Television, the broadcast still netted 714,000 viewers. MMAjunkie.com today learned of the figures from industry sources. The ratings mark the lowest rating in the series' 17-month history. This past weekend's one-hour program marked the UFC's second special on ION Television. Past editions of "UFC Prelims" have also aired on Spike TV and UFC.com.
Submitted Mar 1, 2011 11:28PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Zelaznik says UFC "very likely" to make Swedish debut in November
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship continues to blaze new ground, and Sweden is apparently on the current "to do" list. While UFC president Dana White in February confirmed to MMAjunkie.com that the organization was targeting Sweden for a 2011 event, UFC exec Marshall Zelaznik has a more defined target in mind. Specifically, November.
Submitted Mar 1, 2011 4:17PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Two UFC on Versus 3 prelimary-card fights to stream live on Facebook
(mmajunkie.com)
Two preliminary-card fights from Thursday's UFC on Versus 3 event will stream for free on Facebook. MMAjunkie.com today confirmed that lightweights Joe Stevenson vs. Danny Castillo and light heavyweights Steve Cantwell vs. Cyrille Diabate will be part of the live one-hour stream, which begins at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). An hour later at 9 p.m., the event's main card airs live on Versus.
Submitted Mar 1, 2011 4:15PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ryan Bader Calls Out Tito Ortiz While Tito Ortiz is Busy Calling Out Forrest Griffin
(cagepotato.com)
Contrary to popular belief, the UFC middleweight division has not quite cornered the market on making strategically advantageous call-outs. While the world’s 185-pound fighters are lining up to let everybody know how much they’d all love to fight Michael Bisping – which is like so 2010 – their light heavyweight brethren are also making requests of UFC matchmaker Joe Silva. It seems that at least a couple of 205-pounders have been spending some time on the “Fighters” page over at UFC.com and thinking to themselves, “Let’s see here, who can I beat?” Ryan Bader, for one, emerged this week from whatever dark room he’s been huddled in, rocking back and forth since UFC 126 to tell ESPN.com he’d very much like to fight Tito Ortiz. Cuz, why not? Sure, just a withered shell of his former self, Ortiz hasn’t won a fight since 2006, is barely clinging to his career and seemingly can’t make it to the cage without a serious back injury, cracked skull or giant laceration over his eye, but still … fighting him would mean A LOT to Bader. You know, on a personal level. “I would want to fight Tito Ortiz,” Bader told Brett Okamoto. “Just because I grew up watching him. I want to have one of those guys on my résumé like a Randy Couture or Chuck Liddell. Purely out of respect, he’s one I’d like to fight before my career is over.”
Submitted Mar 1, 2011 2:05PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Team Wolfslair fires back at Rivera and camp following incident at UFC 127
(mmajunkie.com)
Michael Bisping's team has issued a statement in response to the controversy following his UFC 127 fight with Jorge Rivera. The team believes Rivera's cornerman was the primary catalyst for the bad blood that boiled over before, during and after the fight, which took place this past Sunday at Acer Arena in Sydney. The statement comes one day after UFC president Dana White told MMA Fighting that Bisping is to be disciplined for his behavior following the co-main event fight.
Submitted Mar 1, 2011 12:37PM by FastKnockout - 37 comments
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Chris Lytle to Consider Retirement After Secret Surgery, UFC 127 Loss
(mmafighting.com)
Because he's a pro's pro, Chris Lytle wouldn't admit it, but he was far from fighting at full strength in his UFC 127 loss to Brian Ebersole. In fact, just four weeks before his fight, he had the injured meniscus in his right knee removed, MMA Fighting has learned. Lytle chose to keep the procedure quiet to deflect attention and avoid devaluing Ebersole's win. But after MMA Fighting learned of the injury from two separate sources, Lytle's manager Ken Pavia finally confirmed the surgery, which he said began as an exploratory procedure before the doctor removed the meniscus due to the damage. Lytle chose to fight, and the ensuing unanimous decision loss to Ebersole marked the end of a four-fight win streak. It could also possibly bring a close to his career.
Submitted Mar 1, 2011 11:20AM by emfleek - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen calls out Michael “Spitsbing” Bisping.......
(5thround.com)
now im not Chael fan but i would root for him! he would be my favorite 4 one night!

To: Joe Silva, Matchmaker Extraordinaire, Ultimate Fighting Championship Re: Spitsbing & his tainted victory Joe: If you get a chance to talk with him, please mention to your idiot-in-residence Michael Spitsbing it’ll be a little tougher to knee ME in the head when I’m charging at him like a runaway train and mincing him through the fence like a boiled potato, should we ever have the pleasure of each other’s company for a few (VERY few) moments in the Octagon. Oh; and I’d suggest to him being a little careful about spitting on any of MY cornermen, since any one of them can beat him up as badly as I can. Thanks ever so much. Hope all is well. -Chael Sonnen
Submitted Feb 28, 2011 8:00PM by tmas - 36 comments
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