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Mike Brown Dealing With Hand Injury, Mystery Heart Ailment
(mmajunkie.com)
Times are tough right now for Mike Brown, to say the very least. The former WEC featherweight champion has lost four of his past six fights and two in a row for the first time since 2004. His future is uncertain and remains on unstable ground due to his recent performances. Couple that with lingering questions regarding the 35-year-old's overall health after nearly a decade in the fight game, and his career officially has been placed in a quandary. He has a torn ligament in a finger suffered against Rani Yahya. But that's not all. He potentially could have a bigger, much more serious issue to address. "I am seeing a cardiologist," Brown said. "It's something to do with my heart rate not being right. "It happened in the middle of camp. We thought we were overtraining because I was peaking hard, and all the sudden, I started getting more and more tired really quickly. It didn't make any sense. I'd be sparring for half a round, and I was getting exhausted. But two weeks before, I was mowing through everyone in camp." Although he did experience the same sensation against Diego Nunes, it was even more pronounced in the Yahya fight. "My body shut down," he said. "I had this weird lactic acid buildup real early. It's the most bizarre thing. It just wasn't me." Currently, the jury is still out on what exactly has been plaguing him.
Submitted Feb 17, 2011 9:44AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jason Brilz and Phil Davis targeted for UFC 129 matchup
(mmajunkie.com)
All may not be lost for Phil Davis. The light heavyweight is now expected to meet Jason Brilz on the main card of UFC 129, according to sources close to the event who told MMAjunkie.com that verbal agreements are in place for the fight. Contracts are expected to be finalized shortly. UFC 129 takes place April 29 at Rogers Centre in Toronto and has already broken box-office records for a North American MMA event with 55,000 tickets sold and a live-gate tally of $11 million.
Submitted Feb 16, 2011 4:11PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jeremy Stephens vs. Jonathan Brookins likely for The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight bout between veteran Jeremy Stephens and "The Ultimate Fighter 12" winner Jonathan Brookins is in the works for June. A source close to the event told MMAjunkie.com the two fighters are expected to meet at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale. The fight, which will be one of the few not associated with the reality series' conclusion, takes place June 4 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Submitted Feb 16, 2011 1:57PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
"Dragon" Slayer: A Loss To Randy Couture And UFC "Won't Feel Sorry" For Lyoto Machida
(mmamania.com)
That's what the former UFC champ tells the TATAME. "We know Randy Couture is a great champion, a guy who helped to build the sport as it is, and it's a great pleasure to have this fight on my résumé, because I'll be part of Randy Couture's history on the sport. He added much to MMA. I believe we can win, we have many weapons. Despite he's on a certain age, he's tough and experienced, and he's been fighting guys like Minotauro, and he did tough fights and he's tough for anyone. ... UFC considers the incomes a lot, the profits, and if I'm not pleasing the fans anymore, they won't feel sorry for me. That's why I've always invested on me a lot, and it won't be any different now. If I did a lot, I'll do a lot more now. I'll give my best trying to win."
Submitted Feb 16, 2011 8:46AM by DCRage - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
BJ Penn Brings in Matt Hughes for UFC 127 Fight Preparations
(mmafighting.com)
B.J. Penn reunited with a former rival last week, not as foes but as training partners. Penn, who competed against Matt Hughes in a trilogy of fights spanning 2004 to 2010, recently worked with Hughes in preparation for his upcoming UFC 127 fight against Jon Fitch on Feb. 27 in Australia.
Submitted Feb 15, 2011 8:05PM by kopower - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 127: Penn-Fitch Winner Now Becomes Next #1 Contender
(mmamania.com)
The main event of UFC 127: "Penn vs. Fitch" on Feb. 27 in Sydney, Australia just became a lot more interesting. That's because the winner will determine the next number one contender to the welterweight title, according to Dana White on a conference call today (via Twitter). Both fighters have previously fought for the coveted 170-pound strap. Penn, himself a former welterweight champion, last had his shot at UFC 94, a four round beating at the hands of current titleholder Georges St. Pierre.
Submitted Feb 15, 2011 4:14PM by DCRage - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
First International Edition Of TUF Set, Possibly Later This Year
(mmajunkie.com)
That's according to Dana White today,and he also announced who gets the first edition: The Philippines. White says it probably won't air in the US on Spike, but whether it's online or another broadcast outlet, White expects fans worldwide to be able to watch the shows.
Submitted Feb 15, 2011 4:12PM by DCRage - 4 comments
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UFC 126 Draws 9667 For $3.6 Million Gate
(mmajunkie.com)
The NSAC today announced the official atttendance for UFC 126 was 9667 fans with a total live gate of $3,605,725. The attendance dropped from fight night estimates when UFC claimed 10,893. The gate is 3rd-highest for a UFC event at Mandalay Bay Events Center (#1 appears to be UFC 100). Additionally, a closed-circuit feed at Mandalay Bay drew 1,046 fans for a take of $45,100.
Submitted Feb 15, 2011 4:09PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Details International Expansion in UFC 127/UFC 129 Joint Conference Call
(bloodyelbow.com)
Zuffa held a conference call today to promote both the upcoming UFC 127 show and April's UFC 129 show in Toronto, Ontario. UFC President Dana White, B.J. Penn, and Jon Fitch were on hand for the call. Highlights provided by Luke Thomas via Twitter and SB Nation MMA: Dana says last set of international fights were sellouts. Goes over Rogers Centre UFC 129 records. Largest North American gate, a Rogers Centre record. Says the event will do $11 million gate. Dana says 17,000 tickets sold for UFC 127, added 400 seats over the last Australia event. Dana uses UFC 129's ticket sales to prove UFC will be biggest sport in the world. He also says when "new deals" get done, UFC will be in over a billion homes. In terms of a show in Dallas, he says UFC 129 ticket sales motivates him. Says, however, as big as the stadium is there aren't enough hotel rooms.
Submitted Feb 15, 2011 3:52PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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WEC's former GM Reed Harris now UFC vice president of community relations
(mmajunkie.com)
As expected former World Extreme Cagefighting General Manager Reed Harris is sticking around following the organization's recent merger with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. And he now has a new job title: UFC vice president of community relations. Harris today stopped by the MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) studio with UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and briefly discussed the position. "I'll handle all the community work with the UFC," the longtime fight executive said. "I've been really busy trying to get this moving."
Submitted Feb 15, 2011 1:53PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC
 
Dave 'Pee-Wee' Herman Released by Sengoku, Signs With UFC - will debut against Rob Broughton at UFC 131
(mmafighting.com)
Leading Japanese promotion Sengoku Raiden Championship has lost its second top fighter in two weeks. SRC middleweight champion Jorge Santiago was the first to go and today, MMA Fighting has confirmed that heavyweight prospect Dave "Pee-Wee" Herman (20-2) has left the promotion and has already signed with the UFC. UPDATE: Herman will face Rob Broughton at UFC 131.
Submitted Feb 15, 2011 9:44AM by emfleek - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC site coordinator Burt Watson: "I like it when it's wacky, baby. It's what we do."
(mmajunkie.com)
If you've ever attended a live UFC event or other pre-fight activities, you may recognize the man – but may not know his name. He's most visible at the official weigh-ins. He's the first man on stage revving up the crowd before UFC commentator Joe Rogan grabs the microphone to introduce the UFC management, octagon girls, and shortly thereafter, the fighters. He's Burt Watson – UFC site coordinator, part-time hype man, part-time counselor, part-time disciplinarian, jack of all trades. Despite a laundry list of responsibilities, his main focus centers on monitoring the weight of fighters throughout any given fight week to ensure they are able to compete. "Making weight is a part of what we do," Watson recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "It's what these guys know they need to do. It's disrespectful if they don't. It shows me they're not trying.
Submitted Feb 15, 2011 9:43AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Fedor Knew Better Than To Fight In UFC, Milked His Career To Get Paid
(mmamania.com)
And Rome Is Burning about it-that would be Jim Rome on a recent episode of his ESPN program. "No matter how good you are, you will lose. Everybody does, there are so many different disciplines and everybody gets caught at some point. But, that's not what happened to Fedor Emelianenko Saturday against Antonio Silva. After going a decade without losing, he follows up last summer’s loss to Fabricio Werdum by getting his face beaten in Saturday. And that's no fluke, that's not a guy getting suckered into a savvy submission hold or just getting caught with one big shot in the chin. That was a bigger, stronger, better fighter on top of Fedor pounding him senseless. Silva said that he was surprised that the doctors stopped the fight. Surprised or disappointed? Did you bother to check that piece of meat that you were bludgeoning between shots. Trust me, he had enough. Fedor admitted enough afterwards, quote, 'Maybe it's time to leave … Maybe it's the last time, maybe it's high time.' No, maybe's about it, if anything it's probably past time. Now it's pretty obvious why he didn't want to sign with the UFC. While Strikeforce does have competitive heavyweights, he didn't want to fight the best of the best on the biggest stage, he knew better. He refused to take any chances; he milked it for all its worth and he got paid and then exposed and now it's over."
Submitted Feb 15, 2011 8:20AM by DCRage - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Newcomer Ruben Duran Signs With UFC, Faces Mizugaki At UFC On Versus 3
(mmajunkie.com)
Takeya Mizugaki will get a chance to fight after all. The UFC has found a replacement opponent for the bantamweight standout three days after an undisclosed injury forced Francisco Rivera to withdraw from a bout with Mizugaki at UFC on Versus 3, which takes place March 3 at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Reuben Duran (7-2-1) will step in on short notice to meet the one-time WEC contender. Duran's management at Iridium Sports Agency subsequently announced the fight via its official Facebook page. Duran has signed a five-fight deal with the UFC.
Submitted Feb 15, 2011 8:17AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Gabe Ruediger Released by the UFC, Contemplating Move to 145lbs
(mmaweekly.com)
Back-to-back losses in the UFC’s rapidly thinning lightweight division is tough to overcome, and so with that Gabe Ruediger was released from the promotion recently. Sources close to the fighter confirmed the release to MMAWeekly.com on Monday.
Submitted Feb 14, 2011 11:26PM by pmoney - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Scott Jorgensen vs. Ken Stone Added to TUF 13 Finale Show in June
(mmaweekly.com)
Scott Jorgensen will look to get back on the path to the top of the bantamweight division when he faces Ken Stone at the upcoming “Ultimate Fighter” 13 finale show in June. The bantamweight bout is the latest edition to the growing card taking place on June 4 in Las Vegas. Sources close to the negotiations confirmed the fight to MMAWeekly.com on Monday. Heavy.com initially reported the booking.
Submitted Feb 14, 2011 6:51PM by pmoney - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Martin Kampmann Expecting "Old School" Diego Sanchez at UFC Live on Versus 3
(bloodyelbow.com)
Danish striker Martin "The Hitman" Kampmann is looking to erase a previous setback against Jake Shields and make his way back to the top. Standing in his way is original TUF winner Diego "The Nightmare" Sanchez who is also fighting for a return to contention. They are slated for a showdown at UFC Live on Versus 3 in Louisville Kentucky on March 5th and with the fight quickly approaching I caught up with "The Hitman". In his Bloody Elbow Exclusive interview we talked about squaring off with Sanchez and earning his shot at welterweight gold.
Submitted Feb 14, 2011 6:27PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC's Kyle Watson leave an audio blog for his upcoming fight
(theliveline.com)
UFC and TUF alum Kyle Watson has posted a new audio blog as he prepares for his upcoming fight against John Makdessi for UFC 129 in Toronto. Fans can also leave a voice message for Kyle.
Submitted Feb 14, 2011 3:38PM by tallica62 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 126 Drug Tests Come Back Clean
(mmajunkie.com)
After an apparent failed test at UFC 125, UFC 126 was officially a drug-free zone. All 13 fighters who underwent drug testing at this month's UFC 126 event tested clean for performance-enhancing drugs and recreational/drugs of abuse. UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva topped Vitor Belfort in the headliner. The NSAC tested both of them, as well as Rich Franklin, Forrest Griffin, Jake Ellenberger, Jon Jones, Miguel Torres, Donald Cerrone, Chad Mendes, Paul Taylor, DaMarques Johnson, Mike Pierce and Kyle Kingsbury. All tests were negative. All tested negative for drugs of abuse (such as marijuana and cocaine), as well as anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancers.
Submitted Feb 14, 2011 12:56PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Rafael Natal Off UFC On Versus 3 (Updated)
(sports.yahoo.com)
If Alessio Sakara is going to fight at UFC on Versus 3, it will be against a third opponent, since he was first slotted on the March 3 card. Renzo Gracie fighter Rafael Natal has been forced off the UFC on Versus 3 card against Sakara due to a knee injury suffered in training. No timetable set for his return. Natal himself was an injury replacement for Sakara's original foe, Maiquel Falcao. No word yet on yet another possible replacement. Update: Chris Weidman is the expected replacement. Not yet final though.
Submitted Feb 14, 2011 12:12PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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