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Fedor Emelianenko or Brock Lesnar: Who Is the More Powerful Brand?
(bloodyelbow.com)
Businessweek's decision to rank Fedor Emelianenko ahead of Brock Lesnar in the power 100 ranking of athletes has spurred a lot of discussion. On its face, it's absurd. Both men compete in American promotions, and Brock Lesnar is a far bigger star. He makes more money, his name drives much more media interest, and his record on PPV is second to none.
Submitted Jan 28, 2010 2:09PM by RhythmAndStyle - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
 
Overeem: "When UFC term are right,I will sign right away"
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Dutch heavyweight Alistair Overeem says he would sign with UFC right away if offered the right terms. He and the UFC have negotiated before - he was cageside at UFC 93 in Dublin - but have never come to terms. Interestingly, he also says that money is not the sticking point.
Submitted Jan 28, 2010 1:49PM by RhythmAndStyle - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Dream
 
Junior Dos Santos Is Drinking Milk And Kicking @$$
(mmamania.com)
Remember kids, milk really does a body good. Ed Soares makes sure to point that out when talking about his fast-rising Heavyweight client, also adding they are in no hurry to get a UFC Heavyweight Title shot. "We're in no hurry for a title shot. He's only 25 years old, so he's still a growing kid. Every time I see him he seems like he's a little bigger. He's drinking his milk and just getting bigger and stronger. I think we'd like to see Rodrigo beat Cain (Velasquez) and have that title shot, but whatever the UFC decides is fine with us. They've given us some great fights, some incredible opportunities, and we're just going to take whatever they give us. We never pick our opponents, so whoever they put in front of us, we'll take with a smile on our face."
Submitted Jan 28, 2010 10:54AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vitor Belfort Is Going To Moonwalk Over Anderson Silva
(mmamania.com)
And evidently he doesn't plan to beat him in a dancing contest at UFC 112, only in fighting. He says he may not have the flashy style that Silva does, but his style is his. "[My punching’s] not explosive, it’s performance. What do you expect to see, Michael Jackson dancing? I am a relaxed man yes, but fighting is my job. My style is my style."
Submitted Jan 28, 2010 7:09AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Cuts Razak Al-Hassan
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
2 losses plus one popped arm equals no job for Razak Al-Hassan. He's the latest fighter to be cut by UFC following the losing streak of death. He entered UFC 7-0 but lost his two UFC fights to Steve Cantwell and Kyle Kingsbury and is now 7-2 career.
Submitted Jan 27, 2010 8:12PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen calls Anderson a con man
(fightclubhouse.com)
Sonnen says his comments regarding Anderson Silva are the truth. Says Silva hates the media and the fans that idolize him so he pretends he can not understand or speak English, even though he does so perfectly. Calls Silva a con man.
Submitted Jan 27, 2010 5:08PM by BDON911 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The New And Improved Chuck Liddell
(bit.ly)
If any MMA fighter's life could be compared to that of a rock star, it would be Chuck Liddell's. If you've ever been around Liddell when he's on The Strip, you know exactly who the the new King of Vegas is. However, just because you can spot Liddell on the party scene, it doesn't mean he's getting tipsy.
Submitted Jan 27, 2010 4:50PM by MaxOne - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After seizure/fainting episode, UFC 109's Phillipe Nover retooled pre-fight prep
(mmajunkie.com)
On Sept. 16, the day he was supposed to fight Rob Emerson at UFC Fight Night 19 in Oklahoma City, state athletic commission officials scratched Nover from the card.Commission officials said "The Ultimate Fighter 8" runner-up suffered a seizure; Nover said he merely fainted. He had done so once before; on his first day of filming for "TUF 8," he famously passed out in the lineup, which caused an immediate stir among his castmates. He said he had merely overheated in the Las Vegas swelter.
Submitted Jan 27, 2010 1:03PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Exclusive: Frank Trigg Still Holds a Grudge Against "That Fool" Jerry Millen
(cagepotato.com)
Nearly two years have passed since the collapse of PRIDE Fighting Championships and although the future of the organization most assumed to be dead is somewhat foggy, one fact that has been made crystal clear is that a growing number of ex-employees of the beloved Japanese promotion despise the show’s former American producer, Jerry Millen.
Submitted Jan 27, 2010 12:57PM by RhythmAndStyle - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, PrideFC
 
Coleman Still Has A Score To Settle With Tito Ortiz
(mmaweekly.com)
"Tito Ortiz, I do think he's a douche bag, and I do hope to get to fight him someday," Coleman said in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio. "He wants to call me a sissy, if he really thinks I'm a damn sissy, I'll tell you what, I'll be ready to fight him. I'll be ready to go when I'm 60 years old if he wants a piece of me. I'll be waiting if he wants to go."
Submitted Jan 27, 2010 12:52PM by RhythmAndStyle - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rory MacDonald vs. Carlos Condit Planned For UFC 115
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former WEC welterweight champion, Carlos Condit (24-5), is in talks to take on King of the Cage star Rory MacDonald (10-0), at UFC 115 from the General Motors Place in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, on June 15.
Submitted Jan 27, 2010 12:21PM by emfleek - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Live UFC pay-per-view events soon available online in China
(mmajunkie.com)
Live Ultimate Fighting Championship pay-per-view events are coming online to China. Company officials on Tuesday announced that live PPV events, beginning with next month's "UFC 109: Relentless" event (headlined by Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman in Las Vegas), will air online at Sohu.com. Sohu.com is one of the country's largest Web portals. "China is one of the gateways to building UFC into the biggest sport in the world," UFC president Dana White stated. "China is the cradle of martial arts; many of the styles that you see in the UFC were born in this country.
Submitted Jan 27, 2010 12:09PM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Hamill recovering from grade 2 shoulder separation, returns to training next week
(mmajunkie.com)
"The Ultimate Fighter 3" alumnus Matt Hamill hopes to begin training again on Feb. 1 but still suffers from shoulder pain as a result of his bout with Jon Jones this past December. Hamill (8-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) was declared the victor in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale when Jones threw several illegal elbows and was disqualified in the first round. The decision was met with controversy from fans and Jones' representatives, who asked the Nevada State Athletic Commission to change the result.
Submitted Jan 27, 2010 12:08PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 112 Confirmed For Abu Dhabi
(mmaweekly.com)
It's on! According to Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole via Lorenzo Fertitta, UFC 112 is now officially set to be held in Abu Dhabi. Despite confirming the sale of a 10-percent stake in the promotion to Flash Entertainment, a company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi government, UFC officials weren’t quite sure if a venue could be put together fast enough for a proposed April 10 date in Abu Dhabi. A new venue will be built for future UFC events, but UFC 112 will be held in the outdoor Concert Arena at Ferrari World on Yas Island.
Submitted Jan 27, 2010 8:02AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tito says Liddell was an alcoholic and White intervention saved him
(sports.yahoo.com)
Nice job by John Morgan. MMAJunkie's lead reporter attended the season 11 "Ultimate Fighter" media day and caught a matter-of-fact statement by Tito Ortiz about Chuck Liddell. Ortiz, who always seems to be in mocking mode, sounded heartfelt when he said he was happy that Liddell beat alcoholism (1:22 mark) to make it back to the UFC. "I think [Liddell] had a problem," Ortiz said. "A lot of people go through addiction. I think his deal was he was an alcoholic. He loved to party." Ortiz claims Liddell's ego got the best of him.
Submitted Jan 26, 2010 11:10PM by Gogoplatapus - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Nogueira vs. Griffin In The Works For UFC 113
(mmajunkie.com)
According to the TATAME website, a matchup of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Forrest Griffin is almost set for UFC 113 in Montreal. Verbal agreements are in place, paperwork pending.
Submitted Jan 26, 2010 4:09PM by DCRage - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gomi: "I will beat Florian by first round KO"
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Takanori Gomi says he will beat Kenny Florian “by first round knockout” when they meet in the UFC Octagon in the near future. As first reported by Fighters Only and subsequently confirmed by Florian on MMA Live, the fight is being lined up to headline UFC Fight Night 21 on March 31st.In an interview with Japanese MMA news portal Kampiro, Gomi gave his thoughts on the fight, the move to the UFC and the nature of MMA in the US.
Submitted Jan 26, 2010 2:49PM by RhythmAndStyle - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gabriel Gonzaga talks Dos Santos,Brock Lesnar and sickening nutshot
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
One-time UFC heavyweight title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga is looking to get back into title contention and a second shot at the belt currently held by Brock Lesnar. At UFC 109 he faces fellow Brazilian hardcase Junior Dos Santos and the winner of the fight is going to see their stock rise strongly in the heavyweight division. We caught up with Napao to see what he’s up to.
Submitted Jan 26, 2010 2:47PM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gugerty vs. Guida, Kimmons vs. Pierce official for UFC on Versus 1 prelims
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of recently reported bouts was today made official for the UFC's debut on Versus, and at least one fighter might be a little disappointed with his position on the card.Shannon Gugerty vs. Clay Guida and Rob Kimmons vs. Mike Pierce were today announced for the evening's preliminary card and the 11-bout "UFC on Versus 1: Vera vs. Jones" event is now complete.UFC on Versus 1 is slated for The Odeum in Broomfield, Colo., and features a light heavyweight headliner between Jon Jones and Brandon Vera. The main card airs live on Versus.
Submitted Jan 26, 2010 2:40PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ronnys wants extra bonus against Guillard
(tatame.com)
Last week, Melvin Guillard, Ronnys Torres’ opponent on his debut on UFC, revealed that he likes to face Jiu-Jitsu athletes because he had more chances to take the knockout of the night bonus at UFC 109. One week before going to the United States, Ronnys talked to TATAME and answered Guillard’s comments.
Submitted Jan 26, 2010 2:36PM by RhythmAndStyle - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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