Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
  MMA Playground 4.0 is live!     Returning members: check out the patch notes     New members: visit our getting started guide, read the FAQ's and start playing!
Sign In
Username:

 
Password:

 
Keep me logged in

UFC News - Page 495

Do you have a hot MMA story or news item that you have found and would like to share?
Then read our guidelines then post it to our MMA News Share Forum to have it display here for the community to read on this page.
 
Diego Sanchez: ‘I’m here to claim what’s mine’
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Diego Sanchez may be the challenger going into this weekends lightweight championship clash against B.J. Penn at UFC 107, but judging from The Nightmare’s recent statements during the UFC 107 Countdown Show, he wouldn’t know it. According to Diego, he’s already the champion; This fight is just a formality for the San Diego based fighter. “From the moment I stepped down to 155, I knew in my heart that I was the best 155 pounder in the world,” said Sanchez during the recent Spike TV broadcast. “I’m here to claim what’s mine. It’s my time now.”
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 1:16PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 107: Frank Mir Details How He Is Going To Put Cheick Kongo To Sleep
(bit.ly)
A always talkative Frank Mir breaks down his improvements after losing to Brock Lesnar at UFC 100, details new training and predicts a very easy second round submission against Cheick Kongo on Saturday at UFC 107.
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 1:15PM by MaxOne - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Clay Guida, "I make guys fight my fight"
(mmaweekly.com)
The exciting and always dangerous Clay Guida is set on a collision course to continue his push to the top of an ever-growing lightweight division. Always an imposing threat, “The Carpenter” has now enhanced his arsenal tenfold by adding his name to the growing roster of fighters who trek across country – in some cases across the world – to work with the infamous Greg Jackson.
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 10:50AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
BJ Penn casts doubt on Diego's craziness
(mmaweekly.com)
BJ Penn says he won’t be rattled by vocal gymnastics coming towards the Octagon – if he can even hear them – when he faces Diego Sanchez at UFC 107 on Saturday. Sanchez, winner of the original “Ultimate Fighter,” who’s getting his first title shot after shrinking from welterweight to lightweight, isn’t your average bird outside the cage. Sure, he works hard like everyone else. But his supreme confidence – a trademark of his early career – isn’t expressed in the usual ways. That’s if you consider cartwheeling through a park yelling “YES!” unusual. If it’s a contest of crazy, Penn told reporters Wednesday, Diego’s already lost.
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 10:48AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Hoping for a July 2010 Return for Brock Lesnar
(cagepotato.com)
According to Heavy.com, Brock Lesnar is back on his feet after a nasty case of diverticulitis, and the UFC is targeting July as a potential return date for the heavyweight champ; Lesnar's long-delayed bout against Shane Carwin could headline the UFC's first show in Boston. Well, that's their hope, anyway. Though Lesnar is indeed recovering, his trainer Greg Nelson told MMA Weekly that he's not sure when Brock will be able to start training again — and he's definitely not sure when he'll be healthy enough to fight. Right now, Lesnar is simply healing up in a pissed-off fashion. Said Nelson: "Mentally, he wants to get back in there. He wants to jump in. You get a guy like that who’s used to being able to do whatever and moving around and train, throw hay around, whatever he wants to do, then you’re stuck inside your house...that’s tough. Mentally, it’s tough."
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 10:28AM by SmileR - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hamill: Jon Jones Didn't Lose And I Didn't Win
(mmajunkie.com)
Although Jon Jones' disqualification eventually led him to a win, Matt Hamill doesn't consider it a victory–and he doesn't think Jones should consider it a loss either. At The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale on Dec. 5, Jones controlled Hamill, dislocated his shoulder on a takedown, battered him with ground and pound, but suffered the first-round DQ loss when instant replay showed Jones had connected on illegal downward elbow strikes. Hamill thinks Jones should be commended for the effort. "Aside from making a mistake, he did his job and he did it well," Hamill wrote on his official Web site, matthamill.com. "He definitely didn't lose this fight, and I definitely didn't win, but I guess the rules are there for a reason. It is what it is. I went into this fight feeling like my record was actually 9-1, so with this so-called win, I will now consider my record 9-2."
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 9:46AM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Mir on Chieck Kongo
(bleacherreport.com)
As for Mir, many of his detractors have accused him of cockiness and of having a overabundance of arrogance and ego. Yet in the following video, which I have posted here for my friends to critique and discuss, you will hear a very humble Mir. A fighter who gives props to his opponents and credits 170-pound UFC welterweight superstar Georges St-Pierre for having the greatest takedowns in the game. Mir also discusses his game plan for this weekend, a simple one which will include a stand-up exchange followed by a single, or double-leg takedown. . . . . . Sorry if its already been posted. Didn't see it anywhere. Mir sounds very humble, respectful, and prepared. I think realizing he shouldn't strike with Kongo is all he needed to do to win this fight.
Submitted Dec 9, 2009 10:25PM by bjj1605 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 108: Dustin Hazelett Agrees To Replace Carlos Condit
(mmajunkie.com)
Left without a fight recently when Karo Parisyan pulled out of his scheduled fight with him at the last minute, Dustin Hazelett now has a fight again. He has verbally agreed to replace an injured Carlos Condit at UFC 108 and face Paul Daley.
Submitted Dec 9, 2009 6:56PM by DCRage - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paul Daley: ‘Condit is a big p****’
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
As it stands now, Daley has been left without an opponent for a fight he still intends to take one way or the other less than a month from now on January 2, and he’s not the least bit happy about the current situation he finds himself in according to a recent post on The Underground. Step up!! You *****…UFC 108 … You know me, I’d except any fight. I just wanna fight. Condit is a big ***** IMO, i have inside information on that dude….it’s all good as long as i fight. Koshcheck…is a tough ************, but i accept the challange. Hazellet has sick subs, and is dangerous, but i except that fight too. Any top level figher in 170lbs with a winning record. Joe make it happen.
Submitted Dec 9, 2009 4:55PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Tavares tapped to face Nik Lentz at UFC Fight Night 20
(mmajunkie.com)
While Brazilian submission ace Thiago Tavares (14-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) saw injuries force him out of two separate contests in 2009, the American Top Team fighter now finds himself on the other side of the equation. Tavares was called to action when Jeremy Stephens was forced out of the contest due to injury. Bout agreements are expected to be finalized shortly.
Submitted Dec 9, 2009 4:51PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Denis Kang, Brock Larson and others released from their UFC contracts
(mmamania.com)
Multiple sources report that the UFC brass has issued a latest batch of pink slips: The most high-profile castoff of the bunch is none other than the former top 10 middleweight, Denis Kang. Kang recorded a remarkable 23-fight undefeated streak from 2003 to 2006 in such organizations as Pride FC and Spirit MC. Since then, he has dropped five of nine fights to opponents such as Kazuo Misaki, Yoshihiro Akiyama, and Gegard Mousasi. As one of the most prized acquisitions by UFC this year, he has not lived up to the lofty hype: His UFC record stands at 1-2, with a decison win over Xavier Foupa-Pokam sandwiched between dispiring losses to Alan Belcher in his promotional debut and to Michael Bisping at UFC 105. He is reportedly in talks with several promotions in the US and abroad. As devastating a cut from UFC roster may be for Kang, he has numerous options, such as following Dan Henderson to Strikeforce or going back to Japan where he made his name as one of the premier welterweights in Pride FC.
Submitted Dec 9, 2009 4:49PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
No Kimbo, no regrets for Coker and Strikeforce
(bit.ly)
You may think he sucks and a sham but Kimbo Slice has now proven over and over again that he's a fight promoter's dream. Both of Kimbo's fights on CBS did big numbers and he delivered over 11 millions viewers combined in his two UFC fights on Spike. So as Strikeforce slowly tries to put a dent in the UFC's massive market share of MMA, it must feel like it blew it on Kimbo, right? Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker didn't sound too upset during a conversation on Tuesday with Cagewriter:
Submitted Dec 9, 2009 3:44PM by MaxOne - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Aoki May Fight In Strikeforce As Soon As March
(mmaweekly.com)
Shinya Aoki could make his Strikeforce debut in March, according to the San Jose, Calif.-based promotion’s CEO.Scott Coker on Monday told MMAWeekly.com that “dialogue was continuing” with Aoki’s camp and follow-up meetings were planned during a trip to Japan for Dynamite! Dream vs. Sengoku on New Year’s Eve."I do believe Aoki will probably be here fighting for Strikeforce in March sometime," he said.
Submitted Dec 9, 2009 1:42PM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Dream
 
Stephens-Lentz At UFN 20 Now Off
(mmajunkie.com)
The injury bug returns with a vengeance. It's second victim today is Jeremy Stephens-his fight with Nik Lentz at UFN 20 in January is now off due to an injury suffered in training. No replacement named yet.
Submitted Dec 9, 2009 12:47PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Carlos Condit injury forces cancellation of UFC 108 bout with Paul Daley
(mmajunkie.com)
After weeks of searching for a main event for the first event of 2010, the UFC has now lost a planned co-feature bout for UFC 108. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from a source close to Carlos Condit (24-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) that the "Natural Born Killer" has suffered an injury in training and has been forced to withdraw from a main-card bout with British slugger Paul Daley (22-8-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC). No word yet on whether the UFC will seek a replacement opponent for Daley at the Jan. 2 event.
Submitted Dec 9, 2009 9:22AM by MMAcca - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Update on controversial UFC sponsor Hoelzer Reich
(mmajunkie.com)
It was only a matter of time. California-based Hoelzer Reich apparel company has been banned from sponsoring fighters at future UFC and WEC events. WEC general manager Reed Harris expressed his personal concerns regarding the company's "German-themed" apparel on today's edition of MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio), and the exec told Yahoo! Sports shortly after the interview that Zuffa, LLC, will no longer allow its athletes to wear Hoelzer Reich apparel into the cage at UFC or WEC events.
Submitted Dec 8, 2009 11:09PM by IriShame - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Interview with TUF 10 Winner Roy Nelson
(bit.ly)
Hello and welcome to MMA SUCKA! Thanks for joining us Roy Q. Congratulations on your wins on TUF, i personally enjoyed both fights and was wondering if you did actually count your punches against Kimbo? No the commission actually told me it was 44 unanswered punches. Q. Do you train with any members of this season of TUF still? Mike wessel and Marcus Jones came out to train with me. Q. Have you been suprised with the way your fights have panned out on TUF?
Submitted Dec 8, 2009 6:32PM by MaxOne - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Jones to Protest Loss To Matt Hamill
(sbnation.com)
Jon should have been deducted a point for the accidental illegal blow. Matt should have been treated like we treat the Brazilians and given 5 minutes to regroup and offered a translator so the ref could make the right call and understand Matt could not continue due to his shoulder injury not the blow.This should be a NC for both fighters but not a loss. Hammil continued with an injured Shoulder and only complained once the action was stopped (warrior) but the fight was stopped based on the shoulder injury in our opinion.
Submitted Dec 8, 2009 6:13PM by RhythmAndStyle - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 10 Finale: 3.7 Million Viewers, 5.2 Million For Kimbo
(mmajunkie.com)
Kimbo Slice still knows how to draw. The ratings for the TUF 10 Finale Saturday night are now out: 3.7 million viewers was the average for the entire broadcast, but the peak was 5.2 million for Kimbo vs. Houston Alexander. With the Finale ratings included, the final average for the season was 3.4 million viewers. The Finale was the most-watched Finale yet and #3 all-time for UFC.
Submitted Dec 8, 2009 5:08PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Video: Frank Mir says Roy Nelson should drop to 205, rips Nogueira for excuses
(bit.ly)
In this video interview with former heavyweight champion Frank Mir, we get his thoughts on Kimbo Slice, Roy Nelson, Brock Lesnar and a rematch against Antonio Minotauro Nogueira. Mir rips into Nogueira for making excuses about their fight at UFC 92, he also says Roy Nelson will need to cut to light heavyweight eventually.
Submitted Dec 8, 2009 5:06PM by MaxOne - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
RSS
Archive  
 
  » July 2014
  » June 2014
  » May 2014
  » April 2014
  » March 2014
  » February 2014
  » January 2014
  » December 2013
  » November 2013
  » October 2013
  » September 2013
  » August 2013
  » July 2013
  » June 2013
  » May 2013
  » April 2013
  » March 2013
  » February 2013
  » January 2013
  » December 2012
  » November 2012
  » October 2012
  » September 2012
  » August 2012
  » July 2012
  » June 2012
  » May 2012
  » April 2012
  » March 2012
  » February 2012
  » January 2012
  » December 2011
  » November 2011
  » October 2011
  » September 2011
  » August 2011
  » July 2011
  » June 2011
  » May 2011
  » April 2011
  » March 2011
  » February 2011
  » January 2011
  » December 2010
  » November 2010
  » October 2010
  » September 2010
  » August 2010
  » July 2010
  » June 2010
  » May 2010
  » April 2010
  » March 2010
  » February 2010
  » January 2010
  » December 2009
  » November 2009
  » October 2009
  » September 2009
  » August 2009
  » July 2009
  » June 2009
  » May 2009
  » April 2009
  » March 2009
  » February 2009
  » January 2009
  » December 2008
  » November 2008
  » October 2008
  » September 2008
  » August 2008
  » July 2008
  » June 2008
  » May 2008
  » April 2008
  » March 2008
  » February 2008
  » January 2008
  » December 2007
  » November 2007
  » October 2007
  » September 2007
  » August 2007
  » July 2007
  » June 2007
Categories