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Gabe Ruediger Out of UFC 123 Fight
(mmafighting.com)
Gabe Ruediger has withdrawn from next month's lightweight bout against Paul Kelly at UFC 123 due to a groin injury. "I've been training with injuries for this whole camp and I've been trying to just work around them," Ruediger explained Sunday evening on his official website. "One injury that has been giving me daily issues was a groin strain. This happened about three weeks ago wrestling. I was wrapping it and just enduring the pain, but Wednesday, I was back to wrestling and my groin tore all the way through. As I laid on the mat I knew it was bad, but it wasn't until Friday that I realized that it would be impossible to be ready for my upcoming bout."
Submitted Oct 25, 2010 11:08AM by emfleek - 9 comments
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Who's Next For Matt Hamil? Dana says Top 10 Opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
Following a unanimous-decision victory over Tito Ortiz at this past weekend's UFC 121 event, Matt Hamill is set for another step up in competition. As detailed in today's "MMA Insider" column in the "Dayton Daily News," UFC president Dana White said Hamill will get a "top-10" opponent in his next fight. Hamill, a three-time NCAA Division III national wrestling champion who joined the UFC after competing on "The Ultimate Fighter 3" in 2006, now owns a five-fight win streak in the organization. "I think we've got to get Matt a fight in the top 10 in the 205-pound division, which is obviously the meanest and nastiest division, as always," White said after the night's pay-per-view event, which took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. "I'm sure his next fight will be a top-10 opponent."
Submitted Oct 25, 2010 10:25AM by DCRage - 13 comments
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UFC 121 winner Brendan Schaub welcomes fight with ex-champ Frank Mir
(mmajunkie.com)
In fact, with three consecutive wins in the UFC, Schaub wants to sustain his momentum and continue moving up the heavyweight ladder. The division, of course, got a shakeup in UFC 121's main event when Cain Velasquez made quick work of champion Brock Lesnar and took the title. Wanting to be in the best position possible when the dust settles, Schaub already has a next opponent in mind. And it's a veteran who once held the title himself. "I'd love to match up with Frank Mir," said Schaub, a former football player once employed in the NFL and AFL. "He's one of the stars in the division, and I think I would give him a lot of problems."
Submitted Oct 24, 2010 11:21PM by jae_1833 - 10 comments
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With UFC 121 win, refocused Diego Sanchez may compete in two divisions
(mmajunkie.com)
Following Sanchez's one-sided decision loss to British welterweight prospect John Hathaway at May's UFC 114 event, UFC president Dana White suggested "Nightmare" might be best served migrating back down to 155 pounds. But after Sanchez turned in one of the grittiest performances of his career in a UFC 121 win over Paulo Thiago, White said the former winner of "The Ultimate Fighter" looks again like a monster at welterweight and should turn his focus there. Sanchez has a different perspective: Why not take them both on?
Submitted Oct 24, 2010 11:19PM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
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Tito Ortiz: "I still feel like I have a lot more in me" despite UFC 121 loss
(mmajunkie.com)
"I'm going to hop on the horse, I'm going to get back in the gym in about two weeks, and I'm going to get to a college and start wresting again because I'm healthy," Ortiz said. "That hunger is there. White refused to decide the former champion's future when pressed (though he did rule out a fourth meeting with Chuck Liddell), but the always-outspoken executive's silence when asked for comment on Ortiz's status was likely very telling.
Submitted Oct 24, 2010 11:18PM by jae_1833 - 9 comments
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After UFC 121 win, Jake Shields still next in line for UFC welterweight title shot
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC boss had suggested prior to Shields' win over Martin Kampmann (17-4 MMA, 8-3 UFC) that a victory would "probably" mean a title shot against the winner of December's Georges St-Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck matchup. Following the win, White confirmed that probable contest is now a certainty. "I think no less of him today than I did yesterday," White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Oct 24, 2010 11:15PM by jae_1833 - 14 comments
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UFC 121 draws reported 14,856 attendance for $2.15 million live gate
(mmajunkie.com)
ANAHEIM, Calif. – "UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez" a reported 14,856 attendees for a $2.15 million gate, UFC president Dana White announced in the evening's post-fight press conference. The event, which took place Saturday, was hosted by the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., and marked the UFC's third event in The Golden State in 2010. Official figures will be verified by the California State Athletic Commission early next week, but it the preliminary numbers hold up, UFC 121 scored the eighth highest attendance of the UFC's 20 events so far this year and scored the biggest attendance of the three California-based events.
Submitted Oct 24, 2010 11:14PM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
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Incredible night for Velasquez
http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news?slug=ki-cainwins102310 On Saturday in the main event of UFC 121 before a boisterous crowd at the Honda Center, a more mature and experienced Velasquez rewarded his coach’s faith in him by putting on one of the most impressive displays by an Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight in a long time.
Submitted Oct 24, 2010 8:06PM by scpd400 - 4 comments
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UFC 121 main-card recap: Velasquez stuns Lesnar in first, claims heavyweight title
(mmajunkie.com)
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Brock Lesnar couldn't escape this time. New UFC champion Cain Velasquez sent a reported 14,856 fans into a frenzy by stopping Lesnar with strikes in the first round of UFC 121's main event, which took place Saturday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Submitted Oct 24, 2010 2:11AM by jae_1833 - 12 comments
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UFC 121 bonuses: Velasquez, Roberts, Sanchez and Thiago claim $70K bonuses
(mmajunkie.com)
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Cain Velasquez, Daniel Roberts, Diego Sanchez and Paulo Thaigo each earned $70,000 "Fight Night" bonuses for their performances at Saturday's "UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez" event. Velasquez earned the night's "Knockout of the Night" award, Roberts picked up the "Submission of the Night" bonus, and Sanchez and Thiago shared "Fight of the Night" honors.
Submitted Oct 24, 2010 2:06AM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
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4 Fights Added To UFC 124
(mmajunkie.com)
The bout schedule for the UFC's final event of 2010 is nearly complete as promotion officials today announced the addition of four more contests for "UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck II." The new listings include Mac Danzig vs. Joe Stevenson and Thiago Alves vs. John Howard for the night's main card, as well as Ricardo Almeida vs. T.J. Grant and Pat Audinwood vs. John Makdessi for the night's preliminary activities.
Submitted Oct 23, 2010 10:41AM by DCRage - 2 comments
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Dana White No Fan of Friends Refusing Fights
(sherdog.com)
“I'm tired of guys who don't want to fight each other,” said White. “Just because you train together means you can't fight each other?” Next, White tackled the issue at the UFC 121 pre-fight conference on Wednesday. “They're all pros. It's not personal. These guys are going in to compete and see who best is,” he said. “There should be no problem with guys in same weight class fighting each other.”
Submitted Oct 22, 2010 2:41PM by RhythmAndStyle - 15 comments
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Antonio McKee vs. Jakob Volkmann Now Official For UFC 125
(mmajunkie.com)
Antonio McKee and his 15 fight unbeaten streak are now official for UFC 125. UFC officials have formally announced his debut fight in the promotion, which will be on January 1 against Jakob Volkmann.McKee has won 25 of 30 career fights with 2 draws, but 18 have been decisions.
Submitted Oct 22, 2010 2:10PM by DCRage - 1 comment
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Lesnar learns of Sonnen's comments
(bloodyelbow.com)
ESPN's Jim Rome read to Lesnar some of the trash that Chael Sonnen has talked about the heavyweight champion, including Sonnen's claim that "I'd slap you in your face and you wouldn't do anything about it, Brock," Lesnar had a simple retort: "I don't know who he is." "Is he a fighter? I don't know who he is," Lesnar said. "I'm serious. Seriously."
Submitted Oct 21, 2010 7:49PM by jae_1833 - 28 comments
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Dana White hints at Olympic MMA progress, won't lead efforts
(mmajunkie.com)
"You see wrestling, you see boxing, you see judo, Tae Kwon Do – I mean, all the things that are allowed in mixed martial arts are already an Olympic sport," White said. "The reality is [MMA] should be. And it should be sanctioned in every state and everywhere else around the world. "But it isn't. It's going to take us time. I've been the guy to say it should be an Olympic sport, and I hope I see it before I die, but I'm not going to be the guy to do it. I know what my goals are and what I need to do. That's not one of them yet."
Submitted Oct 21, 2010 7:34PM by jae_1833 - 10 comments
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Are Teammates Not Fighting Because One Guy Is Scared Of The Other?
(mmamania.com)
Maybe, according to Dana White. "The bottom line is, and the way that that's been in the UFC, it's been a camp thing. You'll find a couple of camps that are saying, 'oh no this guy's my friend, I'm not fighting him.' What? This isn't personal, this isn't, 'oh I hate him, I'm going to fight him.' You train, you work hard to be the best mixed martial artist you can be, and you're going out to compete against other mixed martial artists to prove you're the best. Me personally, what I think, is when one guy says, 'oh he's my friend I won't fight him,' that means I train with this guy and this guy's probably going to kick my ass. That's what I get out of that. I'm not confident enough to fight this guy."
Submitted Oct 21, 2010 5:47PM by DCRage - 13 comments
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UFC 126 Set For Mandalay Bay On Super Bowl Weekend
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship's annual blockbuster Super Bowl weekend event has a venue. Sources close to the show say UFC 126 will happen on February 5 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. UFC 126 marks the organization's return to the Mandalay Bay Events Center for the first time since UFC 109, which hosted 2010's Super Bowl-weekend card.
Submitted Oct 21, 2010 5:28PM by DCRage - 2 comments
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Dana White Says Michael Bisping Gets Top Five Opponent Next
(bloodyelbow.com)
In an interview with Fighters Only: "I thought (Michael Bisping) looked great… it definitely puts him back in the mix and he will fight someone top 5 next. He is back on his way towards a title shot."
Submitted Oct 21, 2010 2:48PM by emfleek - 14 comments
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'Nightmare' returns: Diego Sanchez 'dropping back to 155' after UFC 121
(mmamania.com)
"He’s a tough guy. I think his striking’s good, but I don’t think it’s great. I think he kinda got lucky with the Koscheck knockout and I don’t think he’s some flashy standup guy. I see a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu guy; that’s his base, that’s his foundation, and that’s his strength. As far as his wrestling goes, he’s been outwrestled in the past by several guys so I see holes in his game. I think he’s very tough and I think he’s the perfect opponent for me right now in my career. And just for the record, I do plan on dropping back to 155 after this fight. Me and Greg (Jackson) and the team are just gonna work together and see what (UFC matchmaker) Joe (Silva) can get lined up for me. And like I said, my whole mindset is to earn the victory and that’s it."
Submitted Oct 21, 2010 12:12PM by emfleek - 2 comments
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UFC president Dana White baffled by backlash from GOOD4U sponsor ban
(mmajunkie.com)
LOS ANGELES – Dana White stands by UFC executive and co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta's decision to ban GOOD4U Drinks as a fighter sponsor. And for those who question the UFC's even-handedness when it comes to the sponsors it approves for its athletes, White has one thing to say. Tough. "Who gives a [expletive]?" White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) on Wednesday. "Lorenzo said no. Get over it." The performance-drink company made news when recent UFC heavyweight contender Shane Carwin, one of GOOD4U's sponsored athletes, voiced his displeasure with the recent ban.
Submitted Oct 21, 2010 12:06PM by emfleek - 19 comments
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