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As deadline looms, Josh Barnett not sure if he'll appeal CSAC license denial
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett has four days to add his name to the agenda for an upcoming meeting of the California State Athletic Commission and is unsure whether he wants to do so. The CSAC denied Barnett a license this past July to fight Fedor Emelianenko at "Affliction: Trilogy" on Aug. 1 when Barnett tested positive for a designer steroid. Barnett immediately declared his innocence and informed the commission of his intent to appeal the decision. But after four delays to his appeal process, Barnett said he may simply wait until June, when he said he is re-eligible to apply for a fight license.
Submitted Apr 7, 2010 9:53AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Syntax Records featured in April issue of Fight Magazine
(bit.ly)
It’s not uncommon for those familiar with the Syntax Records brand to find hints of MMA intertwined both with the staff, and artists. In fact, some of the Syntax affiliates have been closely following the sport since before it was even called MMA. Thus making sense, that Fight Magazine contacted Syntax when they decided to do an article on independent music and MMA. They even mentioned Syntax as one of only three labels to have their logo make an appearance in the UFC Octagon. Hey, it's pretty exciting for us.
Submitted Apr 6, 2010 2:49PM by MaxOne - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC, Miscellaneous, General MMA
 
Undisputed 2010 Demo details
(bleacherreport.com)

Responding to fan queries about the demo, the publisher stated it will include four fighters from the light heavyweight division: Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida, Rashad "Sugar" Evans and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (soon to be seen playing BA Baracus in the upcoming A-Team film).
Cant wait, and i just pre-order the game too, looks like i'll be getting the the 4 exclusive fighters
Submitted Apr 6, 2010 9:51AM by cloud301336 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Forrest Griffin Versus Antonio Rogerio Nogueira In May Bout
(mmanightmare.webs.com)
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffen has announced a potential matchup with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira could take place as early as May. Forrest is coming off a split decision win over Tito Ortiz, but had suffered back to back losses before that bout, one of which came at the hands of Anderson Silva, one of Rogerio's training partners at Black House.
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 9:51PM by miphi1991 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Matt Hughes: No Prediction, But I Think I Will Win
(mmanightmare.webs.com)
Matt Hughes is set to square off with his second Gracie family opponent at UFC 112. Hughes, who defeated hall of famer Royce Gracie at UFC 60 back in 2006, will get in the octagon with Royce's cousin Renzo this Saturday. When asked for a fight prediction Hughes declined, but almost immediately after stated "Yes I think I'm gonna win, if I didn't think I was gonna win I wouldn't have taken the fight."
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 8:44PM by miphi1991 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, General MMA, Interviews
 
Roy Nelson says Kimbo Slice has a better ground game then Matt Mitrione
(bit.ly)
“It’s kind of hard to say. Matt has quick hands, Kimbo has power in his hands. It’s going to be a fun fight to watch. Personally you know it’s not a fight that’s going to go to the ground. I think Kimbo probably edges him out on the ground though. You heard it from Roy Nelson, Kimbo edges Matt Mitrione on the ground. I’m just a guy that just sprouts the truth. I hate to say it but that’s just the truth. You remember watching when James McSweeney guillotined Matt Mitrione and Matt Mitrione when he got guillotined he already had his hand out ready to tap? Before he tapped, I’m like, yeah see, I yelled at him and said you just quit. Why you just let someone just punk you into quitting? And he was like, it wasn’t even tight and I’m like, I know it wasn’t even a choke.”
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 8:19PM by MaxOne - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Theater Partnership Pays Dividends
(mmapayout.com)
UFC 111 marked the debut of the organization on the big screen as it partnered with NCM Fathom to broadcast the PPV live and in high definition across 309 theaters in the United States. We won’t receive any word on the success of the in-theater event for at least another week, but MMAPayout.com has learned that the extent to which NCM Fathom helped to promote UFC 111 within its theaters – something that highlights the value of partnerships like this one for the UFC. In partnering with Fathom, the UFC reached audiences in 775 theaters (7,500+ screens) with a digital trailer running on the in-theater ad network and lobby entertainment network for a total of 31 million in-theater impressions. Movie-goers also saw posters in their local theaters as well as larger-than-life standees in 309 theaters that featured Georges St-Pierre and Dan Hardy in an 8-foot standee. Fathom also developed a toolkit for fans to interact with the brand and each other over social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The kit enabled fans to view online trailers, download virtual badges, find links to UFC content and pages, and to sign up for web/newsletters. On the PR side, Fathom also arranged to have several UFC and WEC personalities – approximately 20 in total – attend the event at their local movie theaters for a meet & greet session that involved pictures and autographs prior to the event viewing itself. Payout Perspective: Even if the results are somewhat modest in terms of the number of people that attended the live screening, the UFC has still come out far ahead on this deal. The company has found yet another distribution medium that offers a unique and captivating experience for fans. Perhaps more importantly, it’s also tapped into another advertising avenue that reaches a slightly different demographic than what they’d typically get from Spike or Versus...
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 8:05PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Report: Leben vs. SImpson Now At TUF 11 Finale, Not UFC 114
(mmamania.com)
UFC appears to be doing some upcoming card-shuffling as there's a report that Chris Leben vs. Aaron Simpson, originally planned for UFC 114, is now being moved to the TUF 11 Finale. That would push the fight back about 3 weeks. The fight likely would be on the TV portion of the TUF 11 Finale.
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 7:53PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 112 Video Blog with Frankie Edgar: Heading out to Abu Dhabi
(bit.ly)
In this first UFC 112 video blog top lightweight contender Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar spends his last day out in his home of Toms River, New Jersey where he prepares himself to fly out to the United Arab Emirates and into Abu Dhabi where the UFC 112 event will take place as Edgar is seen getting a haircut, spending time with his son. Edgar will take on lightweight champion BJ Penn in the co-main event of the evening this Saturday night from Concert Arena in Yas Island.
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 6:02PM by MaxOne - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Does Maia Have A Chance?
(mmanightmare.webs.com)
Anderson Silva. The Spider carries a perfect 10-0 octagon record with him to his middleweight title defense this Saturday at UFC 112. He also has a 25-4 record overall, with 15 of his fights coming by way of KO/TKO. Silva has not lost an MMA fight in nearly five years, and many, including UFC President Dana White, rank him as the top pound for pound fighter in the world.
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 3:29PM by miphi1991 - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Spike Announces UFC Counterprogramming For 4/17
(mmajunkie.com)
To probably nobody's surprise, Spike & UFC are once again scheduling counter-programming opposite Strikeforce, this time for SF's 4/17 event on CBS. Spike announced today that they will air a replay of UFC 110 from Australia opposite SF on 4/17 at 9 PM ET. That's the same time SF airs on CBS with 3 title fights.
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 11:33AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alves-Fitch 2 Rebooked For UFC 115
(mmajunkie.com)
The Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch rematch originally set for UFC 111 has now been rebooked for UFC 115. UFC president Dana White announced the fight via Twitter overnight. While the long-awaited rematch was expected to be a feature bout last month at UFC 111, Alves was forced off the card due to a failed CT scan and subsequent brain surgery.
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 8:47AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC president Dana White suggests teammate vs. teammate fights will be required
(mmajunkie.com)
The days of Ultimate Fighting Championships competitors saying they won't fight their teammates may be over. Following the recently concluded UFC 111 event, main-card winner Jon Fitch and UFC president Dana White had a brief exchange about the topic in which the promoter chided the welterweight contender for saying he won't fight teammate and fellow title hopeful Josh Koscheck. After the formal press setting, White made a more definitive statement. "It's over man," White said. "This whole 'we won't fight each other' thing is over. How long can they go on when they have two of the top guys in the division and they won't fight each other?
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 1:26AM by xdanish020 - 45 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Is WEC Worth the PPV Price Tag?
(mmanightmare.webs.com)
On April 24th, 2010 the WEC will broadcast their most stacked card to date. The card will feature two title bouts as well as a possible featherweight number one contender fight between Mike Brown and Manny Gamburyan. The increase in card quality is not the only change from the usual WEC programing. Instead of the normal free basic cable broadcast WEC 48 will set you back $44.95 for a standard PPV buy.
Submitted Apr 4, 2010 12:48PM by miphi1991 - 30 comments
Filed under: WEC, UFC, General MMA
 
Penn Considering Move To 170 Following UFC 112
(mmaweekly.com)
Each time B.J. Penn prepares to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight belt, the question arises: with a win, will he return to the welterweight division where he once held the title? Penn takes on Frankie Edgar in the co-main event of UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi on April 10, and if the Hawaiian comes away with the win, a move to the 170-pound division is something he’s considering. “If everything goes well on April 10, I definitely would consider moving up to 170. Not that I’m – not that it’s 100-percent guaranteed,” Penn said recently. “If I do make that move I’m going to move slow. I’m not going to try to rush anything,” he added. “Maybe I would think about it more as testing the waters. I’d talk to Dana and see if he would want me to vacate the belt, but maybe try do something like Anderson (Silva) is doing, test the waters, see how everything is going and see how everything plays out.”
Submitted Apr 4, 2010 4:45AM by grappler0000 - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
RENZO GRACIE ON GSP'S INABILITY TO FINISH HARDY
(mmaweekly.com)
Prior to his UFC 111 title defense against Dan Hardy, welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre spent two weeks in Manhattan working at the Renzo Gracie Academy to help sharpen his skills in preparation for the fight. St-Pierre has worked with Renzo Gracie black belt John Danaher for several fights now, and always credits the work he does with them for his incredible ground acumen. Much of that skill showed on Saturday night when St-Pierre wrenched Hardy's arm in two different submissions that nearly finished the fight.
Submitted Apr 4, 2010 1:35AM by xdanish020 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
AFTER UFC 111 WIN, PELLEGRINO FOCUSES ON GOLD
(mmaweekly.com)
With four wins in a row, it would be difficult to deny Kurt Pellegrino has developed into a legitimate title contender. Since returning to his native New Jersey and hooking up with fellow UFC lightweight Kenny Florian, Pellegrino has flourished and now has his sights set on goals he once thought unobtainable. Shortly after his recent win at UFC 111, Pellegrino told MMAWeekly.com, “I had set my goals in the middle. I just told people I wanted to fight in the UFC. I believed that was the highest I could set my goals, and I have to reset everything.
Submitted Apr 4, 2010 1:28AM by xdanish020 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Alves targeting UFC 114 return; still wants Jon Fitch rematch
(mmamania.com)
We prefer 114, but not for sure yet. Nothing is set in stone. Thiago wants to get into the cage as soon as possible. If UFC 114 means fighting someone [other than Fitch] then he’ll fight someone else ... He wants to fight anybody that is willing to fight him, as soon as possible. UFC 114 is the target date, but if he has no choice then he’s going to do UFC 115."
Submitted Apr 3, 2010 2:23PM by RhythmAndStyle - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFN 21: 1.6 Million Viewers
(mmajunkie.com)
Spike TV executives today announced that Wednesday's UFC Fight Night 21 drew an average of 1.6 million viewers over the broadcast, peaking at 2 million for the Kenny Florian-Takanori Gomi main event. It won the program's timeslots in men 18-34 & men 18-49, but the average audience was down very slightly from UFN 20, which averaged 1.7 million viewers.
Submitted Apr 2, 2010 12:51PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Hardy: I May Have Lost Saturday Night But I Wasn't Beaten
(mmajunkie.com)
And no, he was not impressed with GSP's performance either. In fact, Hardy, who was in North Carolina visiting teammates Ross Pearson & Andre Winner ahead of UFN 21, said "[St-Pierre] just convinced me that he can keep me on the floor for 25 minutes." "When I fight him again, I'll be able to step into the octagon with a lot more confidence," he said. "Not that I didn't go into this fight with confidence, but I'm convinced now I can beat him. With a couple more months of training and a bit of work in a couple of areas, I can get the job done. "I may have lost on Saturday night, but I wasn't beaten." He believes that if he keeps winning, he'll get his rematch within a year.
Submitted Apr 2, 2010 11:11AM by DCRage - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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