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Wanderlei Says Preparation Key To His Rebirth
(mmaweekly.com)
"This victory is very, very important for me at this point in my career," Silva said when talking about the importance of the fight. "The UFC is the best event in the world, every fight here is tough. Bisping was a great opponent tonight, other guys come to fight in the UFC, all guys are tough guys."
Submitted Feb 22, 2010 12:25PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Hardy: Koscheck and Fitch had their chance against GSP -- and they got beat up
(mmamania.com)
"[Koscheck's] just bitching because I’m in this position and he’s not. There are a lot of guys out there and I know Jon Fitch said a few things the other day as well. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion and I’m sure those guys feel like they’re in a better position than me to contend for the belt, but they don’t know me and they don’t know what experience I’ve got and the fights I’ve come through to get to this stage."
Submitted Feb 22, 2010 12:21PM by RhythmAndStyle - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
"UFC Prelims" To Return For 111, 2 Fights To Air
(mmajunkie.com)
After a break of sorts for last weekend's UFC 110, Spike's "UFC Prelims" series will return next month for UFC 111. The 3rd of 10 planned shows this year will feature Matt Brown vs. Ricardo Almeida and Nate Diaz vs. Rory Markham live one hour before the 111 PPV begins.
Submitted Feb 22, 2010 12:04PM by DCRage - 2 comments
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Volkmann To LW, Faces Torres At UFN 21
(mmajunkie.com)
Although no official announcement has been made by UFC, Jakob Volkmann announced over the weekend that he is dropping from Welterweight to Lightweight and will face Ronys Torres at UFC Fight Night 21 in March. Volkmann is 0-2 in UFC so this really is a must-win for him.
Submitted Feb 22, 2010 10:19AM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cain Velasquez looks forward to 'bigger' things after stopping Minotauro Nogueira at UFC 110
(mmamania.com)
"I knew it was going to happen, all that hard work, this is where I want to be. I want to be the best, fight the best and hold that title one day. That's the whole reason I got into this sport. A lot of bigger things are going to happen for me..... You put months and months of hard work into 15 minutes."
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 12:55PM by RhythmAndStyle - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 110: The quiet ascension of Ryan Bader
(mmamania.com)
"Keith Jardine was a step up in competition, a welcomed one," said the still-perfect Bader. "Coming off 'The Ultimate Fighter' and winning that, I just thought I was starting over at the bottom and just trying to work my way to the top."
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 12:54PM by RhythmAndStyle - 8 comments
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Hero Of The Day, Sotiropoulos Happy To Be In Mix
(mmaweekly.com)
For George Sotiropoulos it brought out the best fighter he's ever been in the UFC. He dominated former top ranked lightweight contender Joe Stevenson en route to a three-round decision in his home country of Australia.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 12:51PM by RhythmAndStyle - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Melbourne Likely Next Stop For UFC In Australia
(mmaweekly.com)
“If you’ve ever known how we do it, when we come in and we’re as successful as we were in this market, we make it an annual event, so we’ll be coming back here obviously,” UFC president Dana White to the media at the UFC 110 post-fight press conference in Sydney.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 12:43PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei, Akiyama Want to Meet
(sherdog.com)
“Akiyama wants to fight Wanderlei very bad,” said White. “It’s a big fight that he wants. We offered him another fight and he said he wants Wanderlei.” White said he’d wait for the battling Brazilian to heal before discussing the bout, but Silva left little to contemplate, stating later that he’d also like to face the ethnic Korean in his next bout.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 12:41PM by RhythmAndStyle - 4 comments
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White: By beating "best heavyweight of all time" Velasquez title fight standby
(mmajunkie.com)
With a dominating victory over what he called "probably the best heavyweight of all time," UFC president Dana White has reiterated an earlier promise and said UFC 110 main-event winner Cain Velasquez is on standby for a title shot. If the winner of next month's UFC 111 interim-title fight between Frank Mir and Shane Carwin is injured or sidelined, Velasquez instead gets the title with champion Brock Lesnar.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 11:39AM by RyanC - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White says title talk premature, but George Sotiropolous "in the mix"
(mmajunkie.com)
It was, perhaps, to be expected. After native son George Sotiropoulos (12-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) turned in the fight of his life against the highly respected Joe Stevenson (31-11 MMA, 8-5 UFC) at UFC 110 in Sydney, Australia, the local media immediately wanted to know what the local boy's chances were for a shot at the title. UFC president Dana White let the Australian media know to tap the brakes on that discussion, but he did say Sotiropoulos had definitely carved out a spot in the lightweight title picture with the one-sided unanimous decision win.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 11:37AM by RyanC - 7 comments
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UFC 110 Bonuses: Sotiropolous, Stevenson, Velasquez and Lytle earn $50K awards
(mmajunkie.com)
George Sotiropoulos, Joe Stevenson, Cain Velasquez and Chris Lytle each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday's "UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez" event. Sotiropoulos and Stevenson took home "Fight of the Night" honors, Velasquez earned the "Knockout of the Night" award, and Lytle picked up the "Submission of the Night" bonus at the Feb. 20 pay-per-view event.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 9:09AM by RyanC - 9 comments
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UFC 110's reported attendance qualifies as highest ever for UFC outside North America
(mmajunkie.com)
While the UFC's first-ever trip to Australia certainly delivered on in-cage action, "UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez" didn't do too bad at the box office, either. At the UFC 110 post-event press conference, UFC president Dana White said the event drew 17,831 attendees to Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia, for a reported $2.5 million gate.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 8:42AM by RyanC - 1 comment
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Cro Cop believes he is still among UFC elite, likely to face Rothwell next
(mmajunkie.com)
While it certainly wasn't quite vintage "Cro Cop" at UFC 110, Mirko Filipovic's second-round TKO over late-replacement Anthony Perosh (10-6 MMA, 0-3 UFC) did get the Croatian back in the win column.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 8:39AM by RyanC - 5 comments
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"Annoyed" Michael Bisping believes he won fight at UFC 110, eyes future rematch
(mmajunkie.com)
To borrow a line from Georges St-Pierre, Michael Bisping (18-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) was not impressed by his opponent's performance at UFC 110.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 8:37AM by RyanC - 34 comments
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UFC Files Lawsuit Against Rampage Jackson
(bloodyelbow.com)

Seemingly slipping past everyone’s notice, on November 3, 2009, the UFC filed a lawsuit against Quinton "Rampage" Jackson seeking declaratory relief on Jackson’s contract in a Las Vegas courtroom. The complaint details the dispute with Jackson over his decision to pull out of UFC 107, as well as the communications between Jackson’s management and the UFC. According to the complaint, on September 22, 2009, Jackson posted a blog on his website stating he was done fighting. The UFC took this to be an official statement of retirement, and exercised their right under the promotional agreement to suspend the contract pending Jackson’s return to the UFC. After sending Jackson a letter notifying him of the suspension, Jackson’s manager, Anthony McGann, responded with a letter stating that Jackson was ready to renegotiate his contract. The letter also threatens to proceed "in the courts" if Zuffa is unwilling to renegotiate. The complaint asserts that Jackson is intentionally trying to extort the UFC into renegotiating his deal under threat of running out his promotional agreement. The UFC brought this action to get a declaratory judgment stating that Jackson’s refusal to fight and statements that he was "done fighting" constitute a retirement that allows them to exercise their rights under the promotional agreement, including the right to suspend the agreement and thus toll the term of the contract. A letter from Jackson’s attorneys argues that retirement requires certain notice provisions under the promotional agreement, and because Jackson did not meet those requirements, his "blog" does not constitute a real retirement. There has been no further action on this issue since the initial complaint. To boil the dispute down to simpler terms, the issue is Jackson's current contract and when it ends. Jackson wants his period away from the UFC to count towards his contractual term; the UFC is arguing that since he retired they were able to properly suspend the term for that period.
Submitted Feb 20, 2010 3:26PM by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shane Carwin: Whatever Frank Mir says about me is likely justified
(mmamania.com)
"It won't affect me at all. I really do not pay a lot of attention to smack talk. Whatever my opponent needs to do to get themselves ready to fight me is fine. At the end of the night the better fighter (that evening) should have his hand raised and really that is all I care about."
Submitted Feb 20, 2010 3:17PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 110: Rodrigo Nogueira will use jiu-jitsu and quick hands to stop Cain Velasquez
(mmamania.com)
"I’m ready for all situations. When you face a good opponent who fights standing and on the mat you must be ready for everything. He’s a very good wrestler besides having an excellent conditioning. In this aspect I’m also feeling very well."
Submitted Feb 20, 2010 3:04PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bader Ready To Let Loose On Jardine
(mmaweekly.com)
Keeping the momentum going, undefeated light heavyweight prospect Ryan Bader will return for his fourth UFC appearance when he steps in the Octagon at UFC 110 in Sydney, Australia.
Submitted Feb 20, 2010 3:03PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bisping Credits Rampage For Major Insight
(mmaweekly.com)
"It really says a lot about the guy, he's been busy filming the A-Team movie, and he's just finished that and he's come out here. I really do owe that guy a beer shall we say," Bisping said about Rampage when speaking with MMAWeekly Radio.
Submitted Feb 20, 2010 3:01PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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