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Herb Dean Gives his Side of the Kimbo/Nelson Fight
(mmaweekly.com)
"MMAWeekly.com on Thursday spoke exclusively to referee Herb Dean, who oversaw the elimination fight between Roy Nelson and Kimbo Slice on the third episode of "The Ultimate Fighter: The Heavyweights." Nelson used his grappling prowess to overcome Slice, earning a TKO stoppage in just over two minutes of the second round." A much needed interview
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 7:05PM by Sinister - 7 comments
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Report: Nogueira Next For Lesnar-Carwin Winner
(insidefights.com)
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that the winner of Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin for the UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 106 will next/first defend against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Although Nogueira recently asked for a rematch with Frank Mir, that request was turned down and "Minotauro" likely gets his title shot next, which should come in early 2010.
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 3:13PM by DCRage - 18 comments
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Keith Kizer: Herb Dean Refereed Kimbo Slice-Roy Nelson Perfectly
(mma.fanhouse.com)
A day after the Kimbo Slice vs. Roy Nelson fight aired on The Ultimate Fighter, the victorious Nelson lashed out at referee Herb Dean, referring to Dean as "a retard" for failing to stop the fight when Nelson was raining punches down on Kimbo late in the first round. But Dean's boss, Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer, begs to differ. In an interview with FanHouse, Kizer said he thinks Dean handled the fight perfectly. The full interview is below.
Submitted Oct 2, 2009 8:50AM by emfleek - 13 comments
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Nelson-Slice Nabs 6.1 Million Viewers
(sherdog.com)
"A record-setting 6.1 million viewers tuned in to watch Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson enter the Octagon with Roy Nelson, who earned a second-round technical knockout over the Internet backyard brawler Wednesday on “The Ultimate Fighter 10,” according to a press release from Spike TV. "
Submitted Oct 1, 2009 9:06PM by Sinister - 2 comments
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Roy Nelson says he's just fine being the official suck-meter of the UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
"Former IFL heavyweight champion and current "The Ultimate Fighter 10" cast member Roy Nelson has never been one to hide his true feelings. And one day after his win over Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson was broadcast to the world, "Big Country" is no different. Comfortable in his one-sided TKO win, Nelson believes he matches up just fine with everyone in the UFC's heavyweight division, is proud of the fact that he perfectly predicted his win, and thinks it's time for Slice to take a look at the UFC's 205-pound division. Oh, and then there's the suck-meter thing."
Submitted Oct 1, 2009 6:49PM by Sinister - 14 comments
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Kimbo vs Nelson Training Bonanza
(mmaweekly.com)
Though the fight between Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson and former International Fight League champion Roy Nelson may have received criticism for the hype coming in compared to the product going out, it was a resounding success in one key aspect... television ratings. Episode three of The Ultimate Fighter: The Heavyweights – featuring Kimbo’s first fight under the UFC banner – produced the highest numbers in Spike TV history in many key categories and vaulted into the Top 5 of the most-watched bouts in the history of televised mixed martial arts in the United States. Not a surprise really. This easily could've been a Strikeforce Main Event or argueably a Fight Night main event.
Submitted Oct 1, 2009 6:47PM by Sinister - 4 comments
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Nelson: ‘I Hit My Home Run’
(sherdog.com)
"Former International Fight League heavyweight champion Roy Nelson “called his shot” when he ousted Internet street-fighting legend Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson on the latest episode of “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 10. Consider it his ode to the Sultan of Swat. “I called it the night before,” Nelson said during a Thursday teleconference. “I just wanted to point out to the guys that this was how I was going to win. And guess what? That’s how I won. I did a Babe Ruth. I hit my home run.” Pegged as the Season 10 favorite by many pundits, Nelson strapped Slice in a crucifix and finished him with strikes on the ground in the second round of their heavyweight scrap, which aired to record ratings on Spike TV. According to preliminary figures, the episode drew 5.3 million viewers and peaked with 6.1 million during the actual fight. "
Submitted Oct 1, 2009 6:42PM by Sinister - 4 comments
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Dan Henderson on contract negotiation: “It didn’t go quite as I hoped. Let’s put it that way,”
(cagepotato.com)
“It didn’t go quite as I hoped. Let’s put it that way,” Henderson told Sherdog.com Wednesday. “It could have been a lot better. Obviously I feel my value has gone up enough to warrant what I’ve asked for. I don’t think I’m being greedy by any means. There’s a lot of numbers being thrown around out there and I feel I should be paid what I ask for. They feel like, I guess, I’m not worth that though.” “Yeah, I’m not real thrilled about that. And I like Vitor. He’s a good guy and he’s been around for a long time, but I just don’t understand why he gets to jump to the front of the line, especially when I beat him.” Henderson said he brought up his 2006 unanimous decision victory over Belfort at Pride 32 in Las Vegas at last week’s meeting, but he was met with puzzled faces. “I think it’s something that might have slipped their minds, that (that fight) happened,” said Henderson. “I’m not exactly sure. You’ll have to ask them on that, but to me, that’s what it seemed like.” “Basically anywhere’s a possibility...Since I’ve had a history with Japan, I guess that would be one place I’d talk to. Strikeforce, for sure, would be the next big U.S. promotion.”
Submitted Oct 1, 2009 2:39PM by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA - 31 comments
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Roy Nelson : " Kimbo's the only one that I know that had an entourage there; he actually had his family there, his management, while the rest of us kind of had to suffer. "
(cagepotato.com)
My plan was, I was going to stand with him as long as I could. Because I wasn't really going to shoot on him, just because that's what he was expecting. And then if he came in flurrying, I was just going to bodylock him, take him down and crucifix him. You know how Babe Ruth used to point to the fence and say, "I'm going to hit this home run"? I did exactly what I wanted: take no hits, get it to the ground and just win. How surprised were you that the fight wasn't stopped in the first round before the bell? I was surprised. You could even see me yelling at Herb Dean, "Come on, ref." But the thing is, there's a lot of people; there's a lot of money. Kimbo's the only one that I know that had an entourage there; he actually had his family there, his management, while the rest of us kind of had to suffer. The UFC made, we'll say, different concessions for Kimbo. I think he had a media room. Kimbo's definitely, I guess we'll say, special. I don't see the specialness fighting-wise, but more for TV-wise. He puts butts in the seats.
Submitted Oct 1, 2009 2:28PM by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA - 38 comments
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Former WEC champion Carlos Condit returns to New Mexico, training at Jackson's MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
Still fresh off of his split-decision victory over Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 19, Carlos Condit recently confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he has made the move back to Albuquerque, N.M., and is the newest addition to the world-famous team at Greg Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts. Condit, who began his fighting career in Albuquerque, moved to Arizona in 2008 to join forces with Arizona Combat Sports and train with the likes of C.B. Dollaway and Jamie Varner. But the former WEC champ said he was forced to move back to New Mexico this past week for personal reasons.
Submitted Oct 1, 2009 1:14PM by emfleek - 4 comments
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Kimbo Slice Likely To Appear On TUF 10 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
Although a brief exchange led many to believe Kimbo Slice would start his post-TUF career at UFC 107, it's now more likely he will actually fight at the TUF 10 Finale the week before. What hasn't been revealed yet-and of course it can't be yet-is how he gets there.
Submitted Oct 1, 2009 9:36AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mark Coleman: "A win here could put me in line for the title"
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC Hall of Fame inductee Mark 'The Hammer' Coleman spoke exclusivley to CageReport as he gets ready for his scheduled bout against former UFC champion Tito Ortiz at UFC 106. Despite being 10 years the elder in the bout Coleman maintains that in Mixed Martial Arts you are only as old as you feel "My age isn't holding me back at all, I've been working out in the gym and I'm as fast and as strong as I've ever been. Most of these other fighters, fight around three times a years where as I've paced myself." said the UFC veteran. 'The Hammer' acknowledged the importance of bout claiming that a win will surely move him up the ladder in the light heavyweight divison and one step close to the title "This without a doubt is one of the biggest fights of my career, you never know what the UFC are going to do and Tito is a big name - a win here could put me in line for the title".
Submitted Oct 1, 2009 8:54AM by emfleek - 28 comments
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Kimbo after Wednesday's Fight (Spoiler)
(mmaweekly.com)
"He’s had his first test on The Ultimate Fighter, so is Kimbo Slice now a mixed martial artist? The short and sweet of it is no. On Wednesday night’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter, Kimbo (Kevin Ferguson) faced former International Fight League heavyweight champion Roy Nelson. It took him the better part of the first round, but Nelson eventually leg tripped Kimbo to the mat. Kimbo spent the final 30 seconds of the round crucifixed, eating short peppering punches to the top of his head. The round easily favored Nelson."
Submitted Oct 1, 2009 8:24AM by Sinister - 22 comments
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Machida punches piece of wood "500 times a day"
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida debuted for the UFC in 2007 and has not lost a single round since then. The Karate master says the punch is the hardest weapon of his arsenal - he trains it exhaustively for four to five hundred times a day. “My punch is my heaviest hit and the toughest one to be defended by the opponent. I study the distance, the pace of fighting, because everybody knows how to punch. When to punch is the more difficult part. I train with a piece of wood (width 10cm, length: 1.30m) for about 400, 500 hits a day at each side. I also attack the punchbag to strengthen the movement” he said to R7 Esportes.
Submitted Sep 30, 2009 11:10PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 21 comments
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Wanderlei: Anderson Would ‘Destroy’ Belfort
(sherdog.com)
"Wanderlei Silva has fought Vitor Belfort and trained with Anderson Silva. Should Anderson and Belfort meet in the next UFC middleweight title fight, Wanderlei has no doubt about the result. “I believe Anderson would destroy Belfort,” he said. “I think it’s a very interesting fight. Belfort has good boxing skills and is a good athlete, but everybody knows that he has a weak psychological aspect and I think he will shake when he gets in the Octagon with (Silva).” Added Wand ironically: “Let’s see if (Belfort) will put his new karate ... I mean old karate, new for him, in practice against Anderson.”' Interesting words from a legend who currently isn't happy with Anderson Silva right now/
Submitted Sep 30, 2009 8:48PM by Sinister - 10 comments
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Edgar Garcia vs. DaMarques Johnson in the works for UFC 107 in December
(mmajunkie.com)
Welterweights Edgar Garcia (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and DaMarques Johnson (9-7 MMA, 0-1 UFC) have agreed to meet at UFC 107. FiveOuncesOfPain.com was the first to report the matchup, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has since confirmed from sources close to the contest that both fighters have agreed to the matchup and bout agreements are expected to be signed shortly.
Submitted Sep 30, 2009 8:43PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White says Jackson is fighting again "VIDEO"
(sports.yahoo.com)
could it possibly be true!?!? sounds like to me it is. He also talks about Fedor and brock lesnar.
Submitted Sep 30, 2009 5:40PM by cloud301336 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brock Lesnar Was Fed Fights That Sell PPVs
(mmamania.com)
That's the latest salvo fired in the ongoing verbal war of words by Shane Carwin towards UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. Carwin clearly disagrees with Lesnar saying Shane hand-picked his fights and Carwin notes he wasn't fed fights that sell shows, while also taking a jab at Lesnar's math skills.
Submitted Sep 30, 2009 12:48PM by DCRage - 11 comments
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David Loiseau to Try Out for 'TUF 11'
(mma.fanhouse.com)
When FanHouse spoke to David Loiseau recently about his MMA future, "The Crow" was still focused on continuing his career with the UFC despite getting cut by the organization in April. And according to Loiseau's agent, Ken Pavia, Loiseau thinks that trying out for the eleventh season of The Ultimate Fighter provides his best chance at getting back into the UFC. "He's committed to doing whatever it takes to get back into a major show, and that includes submitting an application for the next TUF season," Pavia told FanHouse on Tuesday.
Submitted Sep 30, 2009 11:42AM by RhythmAndStyle - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Baroni vs. Sadollah and Davis vs. Saunders relegated to UFC 106 prelims
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's November return to Las Vegas continues to take form, and the promotion today announced three preliminary card bouts for "UFC 106: Lesnar vs. Carwin." Phil Baroni vs. Amir Sadollah, Marcus Davis vs. Ben Saunders and Jason Dent vs. George Sotiropoulos, all previously reported by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), were today officially added to the UFC 106 card. UFC 106, featuring a heavyweight title fight between current champ Brock Lesnar and challenger Shane Carwin, takes place Nov. 21 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Submitted Sep 30, 2009 8:50AM by emfleek - 4 comments
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