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White: Alves' return should be at 185
(sherdog.com)
“We were just texting a few minutes ago and he said, ‘Hey, I’m sorry about that. I’ll come back stronger,’” said White. “I said, ‘Yeah, at one 185 you will.’ He said, ‘No, I want to stay at 170.’ “It’s not like this guy has been off for a year,” added White. “He looked lethargic tonight. He looked slow. He doesn’t belong at 170. He belongs at 185 pounds.”
Submitted Aug 8, 2010 6:52AM by jae_1833 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 117 draws reported 12,971 attendees for $1.56 million live gate
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 117 draws reported 12,971 attendees for $1.56 million live gate.
Submitted Aug 8, 2010 6:50AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
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UFC 117 bonuses: Struve, Silva, Sonnen and Hughes earn $60,000 fighter awards
(mmajunkie.com)
OAKLAND, Calif. – Stefan Struve, Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen and Matt Hughes earned $60,000 fight-night bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC 117 event. Struve earned the "Knockout of the Night" award, Silva and Hughes picked up "Submission of the Night" bonuses, and Silva and Sonnen earned "Fight of the Night" honors. Silva's double-bonus performance earned him $120,000 in extra pay.
Submitted Aug 8, 2010 6:48AM by jae_1833 - 2 comments
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Dana Noncommital On Belfort Title Shot, Source Says It's Done Deal
(mmajunkie.com)
Publicly, Vitor Belfort's middleweight title shot is not a forgone conclusion. UFC president Dana White is cautious about guaranteeing the former UFC light heavyweight champion a shot at the winner of Saturday's UFC 117 clash between current middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen. "I don't know," White said Thursday when asked if Belfort was next up. "We've got to see what happens in this fight on Saturday, but yeah, he's definitely in the mix." But a source close to Belfort says it's coming after tonight's main event. Yet White hinted that Belfort's shoulder still might be an issue and that it's keeping him from signing off on a return date. "As soon as he gets healthy, we've got to see how this all plays out Saturday and when Belfort is going to be ready," White said.
Submitted Aug 7, 2010 12:32PM by DCRage - 6 comments
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UFC 117 Weigh-in results
(ufc.com)
Weigh-ins have concluded. Looks live Alves managment had more to worry about than previously thought. The Silva/Sonnen stairdown looked intense. Main Event – UFC Middleweight Championship Chael Sonnen (185) VS Anderson Silva (184.5) PPV Thiago Alves (171.5*) VS Jon Fitch (170.5) Ricardo Almeida (170.5) VS Matt Hughes (170.5) Junior Dos Santos (240) VS Roy Nelson (263) Rafael Dos Anjos (156) VS Clay Guida (156) Undercard Rick Story (169.5) VS Dustin Hazelett (169.5) Rodney Wallace (206) VS Phil Davis (205.5) Charlie Brenneman (171) VS Johny Hendricks (171) Tim Boetsch (206) VS Todd Brown (206) Christian Morecraft (263) VS Stefan Struve (247) Dennis Hallman (171) VS Ben Saunders (171) *Alves failed to make 171 pounds in his return to the scales. He will fight at 171.5 pounds and be fined 20% of his purse.
Submitted Aug 6, 2010 9:05PM by jlock003 - 24 comments
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Silva's Job Still On Line At UFC 117, But Poor Performance Won't Dictate Cut
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva is still at risk of being cut after tomorrow's UFC 117, but a loss to Chael Sonnen won't be the deciding factor. In fact, according to UFC president Dana White, even a poor performance from "The Spider" won't necessarily dictate his release. But don't think for one second that White is backing down from his original claim that he will cut perhaps the world's top pound-for-pound fighter if Silva doesn't act properly in the cage. "Lots of guys are going to have nights where they don't have a good performance," White said on Thursday. "It's not about that." Silva, of course, has been heavily criticized in the past for having off-nights. The Brazilian was widely panned for a UFC 90 win over Patrick Cote when most observers felt Silva simply toyed with his opponent before a third-round knee injury forced the Canadian to bow out of the match. The champ followed that performance with a lackluster decision win over Thales Leites at UFC 97. While Leites' butt-scooting attack was also to blame for the lack of action in that matchup, much of the blame again fell to Silva for a refusal to engage. But it's not those types of performances that White says will have him reaching for a pink slip. Instead, the UFC exec says it would take a repeat of Silva's UFC 112 display against Demain Maia – complete with mat-slapping, trash-talking and general unsportsmanlike behavior – to get his blood boiling on Saturday night. "It's about acting like a lunatic," White said. "If he ever goes out and acts like a nut, like he did [at UFC 112], yes, I would cut him."
Submitted Aug 6, 2010 2:04PM by DCRage - 8 comments
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"Unpretty" Clay Guida Will Burp & Drool His Way To Victory Over Rafael Dos Anjos
(mmamania.com)
He of course refers the fight and not himself. "It's an honor to be on what I think is the most stacked card of 2010. Everyone knows how it is when I get in the ring. It's going to be a battle, a war, and it ain't going to be pretty. I bring attention to my fight on my own, with just my enthusiasm and my action. You see my walkout, the introduction with me drooling on myself, burping in the cage and stuff. I bring plenty of excitement in my own way ... Fighting is what I do, and it's who I am. ... I'm rededicated to the sport, and more passionate about it now than ever before."
Submitted Aug 6, 2010 12:22PM by DCRage - 6 comments
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Gabe Ruediger steps in VS Lauzon at UFC 118
(mmaweekly.com)
t's been a few years since Gabe Ruediger stepped into the Octagon, but the one time "Ultimate Fighter" competitor will get a second chance as he has signed on to face Joe Lauzon at UFC 118 in Boston after original opponent Terry Etim was forced out of the fight for undisclosed reasons.
Submitted Aug 5, 2010 10:13PM by jae_1833 - 23 comments
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Joe Vedepo replaces Alessio Sakara, faces Gerald Harris at UFC 118
(mmajunkie.com)
The replacement opponent now faces a replacement opponent. Two weeks after fast-rising middleweight prospect Gerald Harris (17-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) agreed to replace an injured Jorge Rivera and face Alessio Sakara (15-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) at UFC 118, the Italian boxer has now bowed out with an ailment, as well. Two-time UFC veteran Joe Vedepo (11-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has agreed to step in on short notice, and bout agreements for the new matchup are expected to be finalized shortly.
Submitted Aug 5, 2010 10:05PM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
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UFC On Versus 2 Medical Suspensions
(mmamania.com)
The CSAC has announced the medical suspensions coming out of UFC On Versus 2. 9 fighters were suspended for 30-60 days but John Howard & Damarques Johnson are out for 180 days unless cleared to return early.
Submitted Aug 5, 2010 5:06PM by DCRage - 4 comments
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Aaron Simpson hospitalized with unknown infection
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC Middleweight Aaron Simpson had been preparing for a potential bout with Dave Branch at Ultimate Fight Night 22 in Austin, TX. Now, Simpson is recovering from surgery performed late Wednesday night to battle an unknown infection. Simpson went through a typical sparring session with teammate Ryan Bader on Thursday of last week, but was alarmed on Friday morning when his nose was sore. After a visit to the doctor on Friday, the infection spread to Simpson’s elbow by Saturday. After five days of infection, surgery was performed and Simpson is now recovering in the hospital.
Submitted Aug 5, 2010 4:48PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White confirms UFC 117's Jon Fitch vs. Thiago Alves winner gets title shot
(mmajunkie.com)
SAN FRANCISCO – The winner of Saturday's UFC 117 co-main event between Jon Fitch (22-3 MMA, 12-1 UFC) and Thiago Alves (16-6 MMA, 9-3 MMA) will, in fact, get a shot at the title. UFC president Dana White confirmed the expected plans during today's pre-UFC 117 press conference at the Hilton San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf hotel in California. The winner will be in line after Josh Koscheck, who meets current champ and "The Ultimate Fighter 12" rival coach Georges St-Pierre at a tentatively planned Dec 11 UFC 124 event.
Submitted Aug 5, 2010 4:44PM by emfleek - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Manager: Alves At 177, Will Make Weight For 117
(mmajunkie.com)
Thiago Alves caused a stir Wednesday when he no-showed an open workout in Concord, Calif., for this Saturday's UFC 117 event because he reportedly had trouble cutting weight. That has led to wide speculation that Alves will come in heavy for a highly anticipated rematch with Jon Fitch. But Alves' manager, Malki Kawa, said the worries are much ado about nothing and that his client will make 170 pounds. In fact, he said that Alves currently is 177 pounds and in "high, high spirits" as he preps for Fitch.
Submitted Aug 5, 2010 4:15PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen on Rome, denies Armstrong comments
(twithear.com)
Rome plays the clip, Sonnen says not him.
Submitted Aug 5, 2010 3:30PM by Gogoplatapus - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Forrest Griffin to Donate Entire Proceeds of New Book Sales to Various Charities
(cagepotato.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin appeared on Fox and Friends this morning to discuss his second book, Be Ready When the Sh*t Goes Down: A Survival Guide to the Apocalypse. Although the release of the book isn't necessarily a newsworthy event, what is worth noting is that Griffin will be donating the entire proceeds of the sale of the book to a number of charities, including one that has been set up for the young son of his dear late friend John Grantham, who was referred to throughout his first book "Got Fight" as "Big John." Here's the lowdown courtesy of theultimatefighter.com: "Even if they get nothing out of [the book], I hold myself free from harm, because I donated every penny that I make from this book to charity. I didn't keep any money from the book at all to help you survive the apocalypse. That's how much I care about you the reader. There’s a couple of different [charities the money will go to]: Fisher House, Three Square, a food bank in Las Vegas, our church, and then a couple more personal ones. The guy Big John, in the book, he passed away, and he’s got a five-year-old son, and he’s got a trust set up, so some of it’s for that as well. I kept no money from the book. It didn’t go to charities like the 'Forrest Griffin Needs a New Car Foundation.'”
Submitted Aug 5, 2010 3:25PM by SmileR - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC On Versus 2 Fighter Payouts
(mmajunkie.com)
The CSAC has revealed the official fighter payouts from UFC On Versus 2. The total disclosed payouts were $480,000 with the biggest share-$80,000-going to Takanori Gomi.
Submitted Aug 5, 2010 1:50PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen: Fighter, Realtor, Politician...Amnesiac?
(sports.yahoo.com)
Remember that interview he did this Monday on Pro MMA Radio that included the inflammatory comments about Lance Armstrong & cancer? Now Sonnen claims it never happened. "I never did an interview with Larry Pepe. I've never spoke of Lance Armstrong -- ever." He then claimed to Ariel Helwani that he's never spoken to Pepe despite having appeared on Pro MMA Radio with him before. 5 times.
Submitted Aug 5, 2010 12:37PM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Targeting March 2011 Return to Ireland
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC is making tentative plans to return to Ireland. The promotion, which previously held events in Ireland and Northern Ireland, is likely to return to the Emerald Isle, perhaps sometime around St. Patrick's Day, according to UFC UK President Marshall Zelaznik. "We are targeting Dublin for 2011 and working toward March, but St. Patty's Day may not fit perfectly for us," Zelaznik wrote in an email to MMA Fighting. "But hope is we will be there in '11."
Submitted Aug 4, 2010 4:27PM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Brian Foster vs. Forrest Petz Added To UFN 22
(mmajunkie.com)
Another matchup has been added to the UFC Fight Night 22 card in the wake of a recent re-shuffling. Brian Foster vs. Forrest Petz is being added to the prelim portion of the event. Verbal agreements are in place, paperwork pending.
Submitted Aug 4, 2010 4:22PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Fitch Or Thiago Alves? Carlos Condit Wants To Fight The Lesser Of Two Evils
(mmamania.com)
Translation: Fitch-who Condit thinks will also win at UFC 117 this weekend. "They're both very tough match-ups, they're dangerous fighters and they have a lot of tools. But the better match-up for me would be Jon Fitch. That's not taking anything away from Fitch, it's just the lesser of two evils. They're both killers. Fitch isn't as much of a finisher as Thiago Alves, he's more about grinding his opponent into the ground - literally. With my jiu-jitsu, I could withstand that and do better than a lot of guys have done. Thiago's coming off a long lay-off so we'll see if that has any effect on him. I see Fitch winning it because I think he'll be busier and I see Thiago being a little rusty."
Submitted Aug 4, 2010 11:44AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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