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Pat Barry Really Needed That UFC104 Bonus Money Bad.
(mmaconvert.com)
It’s nice to see the prelim fighters win the UFC pay-per-view bonus money. They need it a lot more than many of the guys on the main card who are making well into the five, six and seven-figures per fight. That’s why it was awesome to see Pat Barry — who would have only made $14,000 for his impressive striking display in the second round against Antoni Hardonk — take home an additional $120,000 for winning Knockout and Fight of the Night honors.
Submitted Oct 28, 2009 3:20PM by scoozna - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Josh Koscheck vs. Anthony Johnson slotted for UFC 106 co-main event
(mmajunkie.com)
With the loss of its UFC 106 main event between UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and challenger Shane Carwin earlier this week, the UFC has bolstered the Nov. 21 card with a welterweight bout between contenders Josh Koscheck (13-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) and Anthony Johnson (8-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC). Koscheck posted on Twitter late Tuesday that he would appear on the card, and a source close to the event told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) overnight that Johnson will serve as his opponent. The UFC, though, has yet to officially announced the fight, which serves as the night's co-main event.
Submitted Oct 28, 2009 1:51PM by dangerfield - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Koscheck to co-headline UFC 106
(bloodyelbow.com)
Josh Koscheck announces via twitter: I got some big fight news for me. I am fighting nov 21 in Vegas. Co main event!!! Haha it's on baby!!!!
Submitted Oct 28, 2009 1:14AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 104's Anthony Johnson: "As soon as I didn't make weight, my life changed"
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight Anthony Johnson should have left Los Angeles $60,000 richer. After earning a devastating 43-second TKO win over Yoshiyuki Yoshida on the main card of this past Saturday's UFC 104 event in Los Angeles, Johnson appeared to be a lock for the evening's "Knockout of the Night" award and a $60,000 bonus. But Johnson missed weight the day before, and UFC president Dana White declared "Rumble" ineligible for the award. Johnson said the penalty was a life-changing moment.
Submitted Oct 28, 2009 1:10AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Ronnys Torres To Make UFC Debut In February
(mmajunkie.com)
Take 3. After having his planned UFC debut scrapped twice in the past year due to knee injuries, UFC newcomer Ronnys Torres is set to try once again. The TATAME website reports Torres could debut in February at UFC 109, with the possible opponent being Melvin Guillard.
Submitted Oct 27, 2009 9:00PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 104 Fighter Payouts
(mmajunkie.com)
The CSAC today announced the disclosed fighter payouts from UFC 104. The total disclosed payouts was $922,000 with the biggest share-$200,000-going to Lyoto Machida. Additionally, if the rumors of Anthony Johnson getting a 20% fine for missing weight are indeed true, that means he loses $6,000 total, which goes to Yoshiyuki Yoshida.
Submitted Oct 27, 2009 8:58PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 104 Medical Suspensions
(mmajunkie.com)
The CSAC has issued the medical suspensions from UFC 104, and it's sure to add fuel to some fires. While most fighters got 30-60 day suspensions except for Pat Barry getting 180 days without doctor's clearance (wrist), the big story was UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida getting 60 days and 60 days no contact for a cut...but Mauricio Rua was not suspended.
Submitted Oct 27, 2009 8:49PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Dear Haters: Watch UFC 104 Without Audio And You Might See A Different Fight
(mmamania.com)
Yours truly, Lyoto Machida. That's one of the things he said in a Sherdog.com interview: "The American commentators were pretty much biased. If you see the fight without audio, you will probably see a different fight." In other words, he says that Mike Goldberg & Joe Rogan basically were too pro-Rua, among other things.
Submitted Oct 27, 2009 2:37PM by DCRage - 43 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 104 Prelims On Spike: 1.4 Million Viewers
(mmajunkie.com)
Spike TV's broadcast of two preliminary card bouts from this past Saturday's "UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun" card drew 1.4 million viewers according to a report issued today by the cable television network. That's about the same as the viewership for when Spike aired 2 prelims live prior to UFC 103. It also ranked #2 in the target 18-34 men & 18-49 men demos in the timeslot behind only NCAA Football on ESPN. But there's no guarantee UFC will do this again.
Submitted Oct 27, 2009 2:07PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Takanori Gomi Could KO BJ Penn-If Dana White Wasn't So Hard To Deal With
(mmamania.com)
Former PRIDE Lightweight Champion Takanori Gomi recently told a Japanese website that he wants to fight current UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn. But preferably not in UFC. The reason? As he says, "Mr. Dana White is a great manager and I respect him but is a person hard to deal with."
Submitted Oct 27, 2009 1:28PM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
For Kimbo Slice, It's All About the Fight
(mmaweekly.com)
Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson was famous before signing on for the Spike TV reality show “The Ultimate Fighter.” He headlined fight cards on CBS and was paid high-end money for a mixed martial arts athlete. He had little to gain from going on TUF outside of respect and an opportunity to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. “It was a good experience,” Kimbo told TapouT Radio about his reality television experience. “It was an amazing sacrifice for me.” With the addition of Kimbo, The Ultimate Fighter 10 has seen record ratings. During his bout with Roy Nelson on episode three of this season 6.1 million viewers tuned in to see Nelson defeat Ferguson by TKO in the second round. Kimbo attributes his popularity to fans being able to relate to him.
Submitted Oct 27, 2009 10:02AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Stann vs. Wallace, Hallman vs. Howard, Bocek vs. Veach all official for TUF 10 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
As "The Ultimate Fighter 10: Heavyweights" continues on toward the final two competitors, the season's live finale is beginning to take shape. The UFC today announced three previously reported contests for the preliminary card, and Brian Stann vs. Rodney Wallace, Dennis Hallman vs. John Howard and Mark Bocek vs. Matt Veach are all now official for The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale. The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale is scheduled for Dec. 5 at The Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas. Stann (7-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) looks to build on a unanimous-decision win over Steve Cantwell at UFC Fight Night 19 in September. The win gave Stann a 2-1 win in his trilogy with Cantwell and gave "All American" his first win in the UFC.
Submitted Oct 27, 2009 10:00AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Quinton Jackson "Ashamed" Of "A******s"
(mmamania.com)
And of course he commits potential career suicide in the process because said bad words were directed towards UFC. He was voicing his opinion of the events of UFC 104, in particular the main event and the judges. He also says he won't return until UFC hires new, more competent judges. Which means never because UFC doesn't choose judges-the state athletic commissions or organizations overseeing MMA do.
Submitted Oct 27, 2009 6:28AM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Carwin says bout rescheduled for UFC 108
(sports.yahoo.com)
I guess this is the best we can expect at this point.
Submitted Oct 26, 2009 7:38PM by Lay_N_Pray - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Breaking News Lesnar out at 106 due to illness
(sports.yahoo.com)
Brock Lesnar, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s massive heavyweight titleholder, was forced to withdraw Monday from his highly anticipated Nov. 21 title defense in Las Vegas against Shane Carwin.
Submitted Oct 26, 2009 4:01PM by Jshep714 - 43 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sometimes The Strategy Doesn't Work
(mmamania.com)
And that was the case for Lyoto Machida Saturday night. In discussing his UFC 104 win over Mauricio Rua, Machida says he was 100% and kept looking for openings to finish the fight, but didn't get them. So as he says, the strategy doesn't always work exactly like you planned it to.
Submitted Oct 26, 2009 12:31PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paulo Thiago Possibly Meeting Jakob Volkmann At UFC 106
(mmajunkie.com)
After being left without a fight due to UFC breaking up a fight between the promotion's 2 Thiagos, there are now reports that Paulo Thiago-pulled from a planned Thiago Alves fight in favor of Jon Fitch-could now face newcomer Jakob Volkmann at UFC 106. Volkmann, a 10-0 fighter who trains at Minnesota MMA with the Brocks and Sean Sherk, is a 3-time NCAA D-1 All-American wrestler who most recently was victorious in a fight for Bellator FC in May.
Submitted Oct 26, 2009 12:28PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Stevenson Struck Oil Against Spencer Fisher At UFC 104
(mmamania.com)
Joe Stevenson gives MMA Fanhouse the people’s eyebrow when talking about the condition of opponent Spencer Fisher at UFC 104 last Saturday night from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. “Daddy” forced referee Herb Dean to stop the bout in the second round after “King” Fisher was busted open and taking too many undefended elbows. After the fight, the former TUF champ felt like Fisher added a little extra something to his training regimen that apparently had little impact on the outcome of the fight. He thought Fisher was especially slippery, like maybe he took a bath, used lotion...or even garlic.
Submitted Oct 26, 2009 10:53AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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