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Report: Jon Jones Loses Appeal on Matt Hamill Fight
(bloodyelbow.com)
Jon Jones' appeal to the Nevada State Athletic Commission to overturn referee Steve Mazagatti's decision in his bout against Matt Hamill earlier this month has been denied. The NSAC stated that they don't overturn decisions and decided against ruling on the appeal.
Submitted Dec 23, 2009 2:28AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Baroni plans time off, return unknown
(mmaweekly.com)
33-year-old welterweight Phil Baroni is in Hawaii and planning to take time off from competition to rest and evaluate a new approach to MMA. Despite several reports, Baroni said he has not agreed to fight Marcus Davis at UFC 111 on March 27 in Newark, N.J. The Long Island, N.Y. native said he wanted to move from his adopted home of Las Vegas to experience different training camps, most notably, a possible permanent move to San Jose, Calif. for a permanent residence with American Kickboxing Academy. In the past, Baroni has trained often with the camp for hard sparring.
Submitted Dec 23, 2009 2:25AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Slugfest Alert: Baroni vs. Davis Reported for UFC 111
(cagepotato.com)
What do you do when you have two guys who can't win big fights but who always put on entertaining matches? Throw 'em in a cage together and hope for a Fight of the Night, obviously. According to MMA Mania, Phil Baroni and Marcus Davis have verbally agreed to whip the New Jersey crowd into a frenzy at UFC 111 (March 27th, Newark), supporting a card that will feature Georges St. Pierre vs. Dan Hardy and (hopefully) Frank Mir vs. Shane Carwin.
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 10:41PM by RhythmAndStyle - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Scott Smith wants Dan Henderson next; Joe Lauzon would absolutely fight his brother
(fightclubhouse.com)
Scott Smith talks about his fight with Cung Le and his future in StrikeForce. Joe Lauzon talks about fighters who refuse to fight each other because they train together. Says he would absolutely agree to a fight with his brother.
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 7:35PM by BDON911 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
 
Former Champion Evans Starts Comebck Trail Against Silva
(tsn.ca)
Like training partner Georges St-Pierre before him, Rashad Evans has learned firsthand the difference between winning a title and keeping it. It's a painful lesson. But one that St-Pierre has used to make himself a better mixed martial arts fighter. Some seven months after losing the UFC light-heavyweight championship to Lyoto Machida in his first title defence at UFC 98, Evans returns to the cage at UFC 108 looking to prove that, having picked himself off the floor, he is a better man for it.
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 3:26PM by Gogoplatapus - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Vet Harold Howard Arrested in Niagara Falls, Ontario
(mmacanada.net)
St Catherine Standard - Police say a 51-year-old assault suspect deliberately crashed his pickup truck through the front entrance of Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, ending a pursuit through Niagara Falls city streets early Tuesday morning. Niagara Regional Police say the male had been involved in a dispute at a residence in Niagara Falls in which a male and a female were assaulted with a weapon before he sped off in his vehicle. The male then attended another residence in the north end of Niagara Falls where he collided with a vehicle in the driveway. The male then fled that residence in his vehicle.
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 2:16PM by Gogoplatapus - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Rich Franklin's wife, Beth Franklin, graces the pages of Men's Fitness
(fightclubhouse.com)
Beth Franklin, wife of Rich Franklin, does a pictorial for Men's Fitness magazine, and answers questions on what it's like to be the wife of a fighter, among other things. Check it out!
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 1:55PM by BrutalKnockOut - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 111: Phil Baroni vs Marcus Davis likely for March 27
(mmamania.com)
Hard-hitting (and crowd-pleasing) welterweights, Marcus Davis and Phil Baroni, have verbally agreed to throw leather at UFC 111 from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on March 27, 2010. The promotion has made no official announcements about the 170-pound match up or the actual pay-per-view (PPV) event at this time; however, that's expected to change very soon. More on this breaking news in a bit. UFC 111 is expected to feature a 170-pound title defense by promotion superstar Georges St. Pierre as "Rush" answers the call of British striker Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy. Heavyweights Frank Mir and Shane Carwin are also expected to collide in an interim title match while Brock Lesnar recovers from recent surgery.
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 11:10AM by SmileR - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Hughes Predicts the Demise of Strikeforce
(cagepotato.com)
Hughes makes vague reference to Showtime’s interference in the process, and seems to believe that this will be Strikeforce’s undoing, sooner rather than later. Wrote Hughes: Last week I was in California with Robbie, Pena, and Foster, hoping they would find a replacement so Robbie could fight. It didn’t happen and I guess I’m just spoiled being with the UFC. From what I understand, Showtime really likes to stick their nose in Strikeforce’s business and because of that I don’t think that Strikeforce will be around for much longer; but enough with that.
Submitted Dec 22, 2009 11:07AM by SmileR - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
 
Dos Santos: “I wanna be a big champion”
(tatame.com)
“I owe everything I am in fight to Rodrigo. When he has the belt, I’ll be his guardian. To fight with him, they’ll have to fight with me first”, said the heavyweight, laughing. With defined return on UFC 108, against the rough Gilbert Yvel, revealed that his biggest dream is to be on top of the world. “As fighter I’m not different of anyone, I also want to be a big champion, to be a big name as Minotauro and Minotouro”, said.
Submitted Dec 21, 2009 1:38PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tito Ortiz soon Embarks on Third USO Tour
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC veteran Tito Ortiz, who will soon serve as a coach and tape the 11th season of "The Ultimate Fighter," will first depart for his third USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour. The popular fighter, who visited with more than 3,000 service members during two 2007 USO Tours with fellow UFC vet Justin McCully, will again sign autographs and participate in training exercises on his upcoming trip.
Submitted Dec 21, 2009 1:13PM by karn501 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Lightning Rod: Controversial UFC castoff Karo Parisyan explains recent troubles
(mmajunkie.com)
Karo Parisyan got out of a cab at the Las Vegas airport, and his father's voice on the other end of his cell phone was finally too much to bear. It hadn't been long since Parisyan told his manager to inform the UFC brass that he was pulling out of his scheduled UFC 106 bout with Dustin Hazelett last month. A series of suffocating personal issues, Parisyan said, led to the decision, the most difficult he said he has ever made. He had hundreds of texts and phone messages pleading with him to answer the question: Why?
Submitted Dec 20, 2009 5:33PM by postman - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC to Boston On August 28
(mmajunkie.com)
Get ready, Boston-UFC's debut in the area is now set. Although it won't be officially announced until closer to the event date, Dana White tells The Boston Herald that UFC will make it's Boston debut on August 28 at TD Garden. White also says the event may feature many local fighters including Kenny Florian and Joe Lauzon among others, but Brock Lesnar main event rumors are premature.
Submitted Dec 19, 2009 11:42AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Penn Talks About Blood Licking: I Gotta Stop Doing That
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
ollowing his five-round dismantling of Diego Sanchez at UFC 107, an emotional BJ Penn licked the blood off his gloves and pounded his chest in an animal-like frenzy.The UFC lightweight belt holder displayed similar post-fight behaviour against Joe Stevenson last year at UFC 80."(My boxing trainer) Jason Parillo said, 'Go out there. I want you to be the crazy blood licker. I want you to kill this guy,' "Penn explained in an interview with the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.
Submitted Dec 19, 2009 10:30AM by RhythmAndStyle - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Continues Campaign to Sanction MMA in Ontario
(tsn.ca)
Having succeeded in helping re-open Vancouver to mixed martial arts, the UFC continues the fight to get the sport sanctioned in Ontario. That involves a two-pronged approach, with lobbyists working on both the Ontario and federal governments. Having expected sellouts shows in May in Montreal and June in Vancouver should help the UFC cause in Toronto, although privately the UFC acknowledges Ontario has proved to be more difficult than expected.
Submitted Dec 18, 2009 9:36PM by Gogoplatapus - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Marcus Davis signs four fight deal with the UFC
(cagepages.com)
Marcus “The Irish Hand Grenade” Davis has signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC, according to a source in his camp.Davis, 36, made his UFC debut on the second season of “The Ultimate Fighter” in August 2005 and has made 12 Octagon appearances since emerging from the reality show, earning an 8-4 record.The source said Davis was targeting a spring return to action, though he has not been approached with a specific opponent or date.Davis is still healing from his last fight, a knockout loss to Ben Saunders at UFC 106, the first time he’d completely lost consciousness in 19 years of professional fighting. Prior to that, he lost a hotly contested decision to welterweight contender Dan Hardy at UFC 99.
Submitted Dec 18, 2009 7:31PM by RhythmAndStyle - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ten Best - The Losses of 2009
(ufc.com)
There are no moral victories in the UFC: A loss means half the paycheck the winner gets, a step away from a title shot and a disheartening trip home. But every now and then, a loss enhances a fighter’s reputation or showcases his skills in a way that makes people forget the overall outcome. So we’re kicking off our unofficial year-end “Best Of” season with a list of the “best” losses of 2010 – ten performances worth saluting
Submitted Dec 18, 2009 11:59AM by Kpro - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bang! Duane Ludwig steps up to face Jim Miller at UFC 108 with Sean Sherk hurt
(mmamania.com)
Well when it rains, it pours.It's hard to imagine, but the injury-riddled UFC 108: "Evans vs. Silva" fight card has sustained yet another blow. However, the promotion has shifted seamlessly on the fly to minimize the damage.The Northwest Indiana Times is reporting that Sean Sherk is off the UFC 108 card after sustaining a sever forehead laceration and that mixed martial arts veteran Duane Ludwig has answered the call to fill in for "The Muscle Shark" against Jim Miller.The former lightweight champion was actually filling in for Tyson Griffin after originally being penciled in against Rafael Oliveira on the same card.
Submitted Dec 18, 2009 10:57AM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 109: Miller-Maia Promoted To PPV
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 109 now has a complete PPV card again with the promotion of Dan Miller vs. Demian Maia from prelim to PPV. The opening came up when Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was forced off the card due to injury, also taking Brandon Vera off.
Submitted Dec 18, 2009 10:50AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 110 To Air LIVE And FREE In Australia
(mmajunkie.com)
If you live down under and didn't get tickets to UFC 110, you're not out of luck. The UFC and Network Ten today announced "UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez" will be broadcast on One, an Australian sports network featured on free-to-air TV.
Submitted Dec 18, 2009 6:26AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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