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MacDonald vs. Salter Now Official For UFC 113
(mmajunkie.com)
The rumored Jason MacDonald vs. John Salter fight for UFC 113 on 5/8 is now official. MacDonald was said to be a late replacement for David Loiseau, who was to have replaced an injured Nick Catone but was scratched due to licensing issues. The fight will be the event's opening prelim.
Submitted Apr 30, 2010 12:55PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Roy Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo Possibly Off UFC 116
(mmamania.com)
Looks like the Roy Nelson International Road To The Top may be diverted. A planned Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo fight at UFC 116 may be off due to a Kongo back injury. Said Kongo, "I have to be able to start my preparation - the thing I haven't done yet. I am still injured. I don't think it would happen at UFC 116. Maybe later but not then. I didn't get any word from the UFC [on Nelson]. I have my manager Anthony who's working on that and as of today, I'm just actively recovering and nothing else." The deciding factor may be whether or not Kongo needs surgery-if yes, it's safe to say the fight is off.
Submitted Apr 30, 2010 6:40AM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA Live on ESPN (More on Tito and Jenna)
(espn.go.com)
Here is a link to the MMA Live video on ESPN. They discuss Tito and Jenna, WEC PPV, and what's next for Benson Henderson & Jose Aldo. Included are statements by Tito and Jenna regarding the whole incident. Kenny Florian is part of the team bringing it some credibility. For those who didn't know MMA Live will be debuting as an actual show on ESPN 2 on May 6th at 1AM ET, 10 PM, PST, and airing weekly at the same time on May 13th, 20th, and 27th. In addition to this on May 8th live from Montreal you can view the Weigh In Special at 3:30 PM ET, 12:30 PM PST on ESPN.com Preview special at 9 PM ET, 6 PM PST on ESPN2 Post Fight Extras at 1 AM ET, 10 PM PST on ESPN2 It's great to see that ESPN has jumped on board and will be giving fans a show dedicated to the sport of MMA
Submitted Apr 30, 2010 2:05AM by BlueSkiesBurn - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC welterweight Brian Foster breaks leg, hopes to fight again in August
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight Brian Foster on Wednesday evening broke his left leg and will be out of action for at least six to eight weeks. Marc Fiore, Foster's trainer at the H.I.T. Squad, today told MMAjunkie.com the unfortunate news. Foster, a Salisaw, Okla. resident when he's not at the H.I.T. Squad's gym in Granite City, Ill., was playing basketball with players from a local high school when he fell and broke his tibia. He also dislocated his ankle. Full Article
Submitted Apr 29, 2010 9:29PM by runningman08 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Despite finishing 16th in voting, UFC's Dana White excluded from final "Time 100" list
(mmajunkie.com)
While UFC president Dana White, the head of the world's biggest and most influential mixed-martial-arts promotion in the sport, is undoubtedly one of the most influential people in the history of the sport, the exec is not one of the 100 most influential people in the world. That's according to Time magazine, who today released the 2010 edition of the "Time 100," an annual poll that names the 100 most influential people in the world. Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva topped the list. Coming in second was Taiwanese computer industry executive J.T. Wang, while Admiral Mike Mullen, the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was the top-ranked American on the list. Full Article
Submitted Apr 29, 2010 2:47PM by runningman08 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Rich Franklin wants to make a run at the light heavyweight title starting with Chuck Liddell
(mmamania.com)
"If I cut back down to 185, it's a completely different cut to make it and I will have completely undone everything I've done to put on the size I have. I want to make a run for the title and I don't want to keep doing things that are counterproductive to that, like fights at 195. You can't count Chuck out of any fight. Yeah, he hasn't fought in a year, and yeah, he's lost four of his past five fights, but look at what he's done over the span of his career. He's a legend and he has beaten such an incredible list of opponents, it would be a huge mistake to look past a guy like him." Full Article
Submitted Apr 29, 2010 2:06PM by runningman08 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Josh Koscheck Says He Would Accept TUF 12 Coaching Job
(mmaweekly.com)
Going home again. That could be the theme of “The "Ultimate Fighter Season 12” for Josh Koscheck if he is indeed chosen as a coach for the next season of the popular Spike TV reality show. The American Kickboxing Academy welterweight got his start on the show five years ago, and if rumors stand true, the winner of the upcoming fight between Koscheck and British fighter Paul Daley could determine who will coach opposite UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Full Article
Submitted Apr 29, 2010 1:59PM by runningman08 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Interviews
 
Machida still feels he won UFC 104 bout, thinks rematch with "Shogun" will be more exciting
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida's first meeting with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 104 re-ignited a long running debate on judging and scoring in MMA. The 31-year-old Machida hopes their rematch on May 8 isn't grist for that mill. "We're both a lot more familiar with each other than we were the first time we met," Machida said through his manager Ed Soares' translation during a conference call promoting his UFC 113 headlining rematch with Rua. "So I think it just makes all that much greater for a better fight this time around." Full Article
Submitted Apr 29, 2010 1:55PM by runningman08 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Anderson "The Nuisance" Silva Ruined Christmas For Rampage Fans
(mmamania.com)
So says Chael Sonnen in comments he made backstage at WEC 48. "He’s a grown man with earrings. He’s a grown man with saggy pants, pink t-shirts and crooked hats. Go join a gang, don’t get in the UFC. People don’t care about him. He came out and said he’s gonna go heavyweight, no one cared. So he comes out and says well ‘I’m gonna go light heavyweight,’ no one cared. ‘Well I’m gonna retire.’ Good! Beat it, this is back page news, no one cares about you anyway. ‘Well I’m not gonna retire I’m gonna stick around.’ Or do that. Again, it doesn’t really matter, you’re a nuisance. So who cares, they go make the little action figures and the two little kids that bought em, are probably pretty upset, their parents probably thought it was Quinton Jackson when they bought it for them and the kids had a disappointing Christmas I would imagine. That's a big difference. I became the number one contender on February and February 7 he sent out a press release as to why he shouldn't have to fight me. On August 7 he will fight me. I stand here of my own free will. He stands here because Uncle Dana is making him."
Submitted Apr 29, 2010 11:21AM by DCRage - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mir Talks About What's Next
(mixedmartialartvideos.com)
Frank Mir discusses Anderson Silva and what's next. Says Anderson had "mental weakness" against Maia
Submitted Apr 28, 2010 5:23PM by BlueSkiesBurn - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
CSAC: "WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber" draws 12,555 for gate of $792,640
(mmajunkie.com)
While WEC 48's official attendance and gate revenue figures fell short of the promotion's initial estimates, the event was still an unqualified success. The California State Athletic Commission today released a final report on the event and said 12,555 paid attendees packed the ARCO Arena this past Saturday to watch current featherweight champ Jose Aldo take on hometown favorite and former champ Urijah Faber. The event produced a total of $792,640 in gate receipts, an average cost of $63.13 per ticket issued. Full Article
Submitted Apr 28, 2010 5:13PM by runningman08 - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC, General MMA, UFC
 
Jon Jones vs. Vladimir Matyushenko for UFC on Versus 2
(mmafrenzy.com)
Rising light heavyweight contender Jon Jones and veteran Vladimir Matyushenko are expected to square off at UFC on Versus 2 on August 1 in Salt Lake City, Utah, as The Garv reports that the 205-pounders have verbally agreed to the matchup
Submitted Apr 28, 2010 4:04PM by lohmann - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Loiseau Granted License, But Will Not Fight At UFC 113.
(mmaweekly.com)
After a tumultuous week for David "The Crow" Loiseau, the situation with the commission in Quebec has been resolved, and he has received his license to fight, but it's too late as the UFC has already filled his spot on the card with another fighter. Full Article
Submitted Apr 28, 2010 1:27PM by runningman08 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
WEC officials still mum on pay-per-view future, plan five more 2010 cards on Versus
(mmajunkie.com)
The WEC took a major risk with this past weekend's "WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber" event. Company officials obviously had the unenviable challenge of trying to determine the best way to do the unthinkable: convince consumers to pay for a product they were used to receiving for free. Initial estimates from various media outlets have suggested WEC 48 did between 150,000-200,000 buys, though WEC officials have declined to comment on the subject. Nevertheless, it's back to Versus in June for the first of five more 2010 fight cards, and UFC/WEC president Dana White said it will be business as usual. Full Article
Submitted Apr 28, 2010 1:22PM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC, UFC, General MMA
 
Paul Daley Not Interested In Rematch With "Boring" Jake Shields
(mmamania.com)
There's been a lot of talk about Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Jake Shields coming to the UFC when his current contract expires -- but don't add Paul Daley to the list of people who are excited over the possibility of him competing inside the Octagon. Perhaps that's because "Semtex" was submitted by the grappling whiz back at Elite XC: "Heat" in October 2008. The British striker tells The Daily Record he's a much improved fighter since they last met but has no interest in avenging that loss simply because he doesn't want to subject himself to a boring fight.
Submitted Apr 28, 2010 10:32AM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Leben vs. Simpson, Fisher vs. Siver, Browne vs. McSweeney set for TUF 11 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
With pre-sale tickets going on sale in mere hours for The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale, the organization has added a trio of fights to the card, all of which were previously reported by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The additions include Chris Leben vs. Aaron Simpson for the evening's main card, as well as a pair of contests tentatively slated for the night's prelims with Spencer Fisher vs. Dennis Siver and Travis Browne vs. James McSweeney. The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale is scheduled for June 19 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Submitted Apr 28, 2010 10:24AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 113's Matt Mitrione says forget what you think you know about him, "Kimbo Slice"
(mmajunkie.com)
Matt Mitrione (1-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) knows a thing or two about being pigeonholed, and he's not about to do that to UFC 113 opponent and fellow "The Ultimate Fighter 10" veteran Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson (4-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Mitrione, a former linebacker and defensive tackle in the NFL, got a reputation on the Spike TV series as a difficult-to-work-with brooder that rubbed his teammates the wrong way. Ferguson already had a reputation as an MMA greenie made famous by the good fortune of YouTube. Six months after the program aired, both continue to grow as mixed martial artists and carve out identities in the UFC. Mitrione says he's not bothered by his image. All he's focused on is beating Slice, and do to that, he's trying to forget all that he thinks he knows about the bearded fighter.
Submitted Apr 28, 2010 10:23AM by emfleek - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
"UFC Undisputed 2010" full roster revealed; demo set for April 29 release
(mmajunkie.com)
A little less than one month before it officially hits retailer's shelves, THQ and the Ultimate Fighting Championship are releasing a demo for the highly anticipated "UFC Undisputed 2010." The videogame teaser, which will be available for download this Thursday, April 29, will feature four fighters – all light heavyweights – including champion Lyoto Machida and challengers Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Rashad Evans and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable consoles, "UFC Undisputed 2010" is set for a May 25 release. Full Article
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 8:09PM by runningman08 - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Signs Karlos Vemola To Face Madsen At UFC 116
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC today signed Czech fighter Karlos Vemola to a multi-fight deal and announced he'll face Jon Madsen in his UFC debut at UFC 116. Verbal agreements are in place, paperwork pending. Reports are Vemola has a beef with James McSweeney over allegations of drug use by Vemola.
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 7:04PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MacDonald To Face Salter At UFC 113
(mmajunkie.com)
Exit one Canadian, enter another. After plans to have David Loiseau face John Salter as a replacement for Nick Catone at UFC 113 fell through today, fellow Canadian Jason MacDonald has been added as a replacement.
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 5:45PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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