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Lytle Welcomes the Winner of Hardy vs. Condit
(mmaweekly.com)
If there's one thing you can always say about Chris "Lights Out" Lytle, it's that he comes to fight. A winner of four fights in a row, Lytle dispatched of former roommate Matt Serra on Saturday night to avenge an earlier loss to the native New Yorker. And after three big wins in 2010, he's poised to make the jump to the next level of competition. Fighting in the UFC in his hometown of Indianapolis was a dream for Lytle, but he's not going to sit back and bask in that moment because now he believes he's ready for that next big step.
Submitted Sep 29, 2010 8:08AM by BlueSkiesBurn - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Re-signs Stefan Struve
(mmajunkie.com)
6'11" skyscraper Stefan Struve has signed a new 4-fight deal with UFC. His management team announecd the deal today but terms were not disclosed. Struve is 4-2 so far in UFC, losing his UFC debut to Junior Dos Santos but going 4-1 since with the only loss in that stretch being to Roy Nelson.
Submitted Sep 28, 2010 4:20PM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 119 Prelims: 1.3 Million Viewers
(mmajunkie.com)
Ratings for this past weekend's UFC 119 "UFC Prelims" special were up slightly and peaked with 1.36 million viewers. The live broadcast, which preceded the night's pay-per-view main card, featured two live preliminary-card bouts from Indianapolis' Conseco Fieldhouse. The bouts included C.B. Dollaway's submission win over fellow middleweight Joe Doerksen and heavyweight Matt Mitrione's decision victory in a slugfest with Joey Beltran. Spike TV's previous "UFC Prelims" broadcast, which accompanied August's UFC 118 event in Boston, scored a series-low 1.1 million viewers. Of the 11 "UFC Prelims" that have aired since their inception in September 2009, UFC 119's tied for sixth best. There are 2 left this year, before UFC 121 & 123. Additionally, the reason 124 won't get one is because of a conflict with Spike's annual Video Game Awards.
Submitted Sep 28, 2010 1:05PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Minotauro Nogueira Likely To Return In Mid-2011
(mmaweekly.com)
According to both Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and manager Ed Soares, "Minotauro" is definitely done for the year due to knee & hip surgeries and likely is out until mid 2011. "He's had surgery on his knee so far, and we're waiting on when he's going to do his hip surgery," Soares told MMAWeekly in an interview. "Probably within the next couple weeks." Nogueira was at UFC 119 supporting his brother Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, and did have a noticeable limp from the knee surgery. Soares added that he expects Nogueira to be back 6 months after the hip surgery.
Submitted Sep 28, 2010 10:04AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cro Cop: I Have The Option For 2 More Fights...Knowing Myself, I Will Do Both
(mmamania.com)
That's the plan with what's left on his current deal. "I think [the crowd] expected a more aggressive fight. I prepared as much as I could with all the injuries that have followed me. Also, I was sick [in Indianapolis]. I did not want to fight aggressive until the third round but he hit me with the knee. I don't think I was disgraced in this fight because I accepted it at the last moment. After Pat Barry I said that would be my last fight but I fought again. I need to rest and cure my injuries, I have a lot of injuries. This year of course I will not fight. I have the option for two more fights. Knowing myself, I will do both."
Submitted Sep 28, 2010 9:59AM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fired by UFC 119's Matt Mitrione, agent Malki Kawa believes miscommunication to blame
(mmajunkie.com)
MMA agent Malki Kawa believes a lack of communication led to an unfortunate public scene involving his former client, UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione. Mitrione defeated Joey Beltran by unanimous decision at this past Saturday's UFC 119 event and then made the highly unusual move of firing Kawa during his post-fight interview, which aired live on Spike TV. And while Kawa is unhappy with his own performance leading up to the event, he today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the deck was stacked against him and that he'd like to clear the air with Mitrione. "He's a great guy," Kawa said. "He just doesn't understand how it should get done, and I didn't get the chance to sit down and operate with him the way I normally would with anybody else."
Submitted Sep 28, 2010 9:54AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 119 Medical Suspensions
(mmamania.com)
The Indiana Gaming Commission has issued the medical suspensions from Saturday's UFC 119. A total of 10 fighters are suspended with most getting 30 days although Evan Dunham got 45, but 3 fighters-Mark Hunt, Matt Serra & Mirko Cro Cop are suspended indefinitely and for a minimum of 180 days.
Submitted Sep 27, 2010 5:47PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping Won't Resort To MMAth While Training For Akiyama
(mmamania.com)
So he says in an interview for Men's Fitness magazine, also referring to Akiyama's most recent fight, a loss to Chris Leben. "It's easy to get suckered into thinking that because Leben beat him and I beat Leben, I should be able to steamroll Akiyama, but it doesn’t work like that. Fighters match up differently and anything can happen on the night. Stylistically they’re both quite similar, and I beat Leben by just having a crisper, sharper striking style and being more technical. I want to finish Akiyama and I think I will because during this camp I’ve been knocking down lots of big guys – heavyweights. That never used to happen so it’s a sign that my boxing has come on a lot. Yeah, I want to knock out Akiyama. That’s what everyone wants to see and that’s what I’m aiming to do."
Submitted Sep 27, 2010 5:45PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Likens Frank Mir To The Grinch
(mmamania.com)
How, you ask? He's not hairy and he's not green, but Dana says he also has no heart. "I have no clue about Frank. To talk the stuff he does, and then fight like he fought, that's a little frustrating. Once "Cro Cop" stuffed his takedown attempt, his heart fell out on the floor. If Frank Mir can't bully you, his heart shrinks to the size of the Grinch's. If he can't take you down, his heart shrinks to the size of a pea."
Submitted Sep 27, 2010 5:43PM by DCRage - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Whispers in the Night: What Were Mir and Cro Cop Talking About?
(bloodyelbow.com)
Saturday night it seemed Mirko Cro Cop and Frank Mir were doing more talking than fighting. At one point the two were so gabby that they continued a conversation after instructed to break by the referee. What was so important that it couldn't wait until after the fight? Cro Cop revealed what was said to a Croatian news service...
Submitted Sep 27, 2010 1:28PM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch says move to middleweight is inevitable
(mmajunkie.com)
ROSEMEAD, Calif. – Dec. 11 is a huge night for Jon Fitch's career. That's the date the perennial welterweight contender will get an idea of where he's headed in the near future. He could meet the winner of Martin Kampmann vs. Jake Shields, slated for next month's UFC 121 event, or the winner of UFC 124's Georges St-Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck title fight. But Fitch also sees a move to the middleweight class not too far down the road, and that trip could be expedited if American Kickboxing Academy teammate Koscheck wins St-Pierre's welterweight belt this winter. "We have a philosophy at our gym that it would be much better to have three belts at AKA than to have two belts, and then send two guys to fight for the same belt," Fitch told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) during a recent UFC Gym opening event in Rosemead, Calif. "So I feel like I can beat Anderson Silva, too, and GSP."
Submitted Sep 27, 2010 1:22PM by emfleek - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 119 bonus pay
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Sean Sherk, Evan Dunham, Matt Mitrione, Joey Beltran and C.B. Dollaway each earned $70,000 fight-night bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC 119 event. Mir gets a ko, but no bonus!
Submitted Sep 26, 2010 11:59AM by icantthinkofanything - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Prelims Returns For UFC 123, But Not 124
(mmajunkie.com)
The rest of the UFC Prelims schedule for 2010 is now set including tomorrow's UFC 119 episode-the next episode after that will be for UFC 121 with the 10th and final episode for UFC 123, meaning no special before UFC 124. No specific fights have been chosen yet for the 123 special.
Submitted Sep 24, 2010 1:52PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dufee released from the UFC because of "attitude problem"
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Todd Duffee’s recent removal from the UFC was down to his “attitude” according to UFC president Dana White, although he says that technically he was cut because of a clause in his contract that allowed him to be dropped if he lost a fight. This also talks about Efrain Escudero.
Submitted Sep 24, 2010 10:56AM by jae_1833 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Spencer Fisher wants Thiago Alves at 170
(mmanews.com)
With Fisher putting on more muscle mass due to his weight lifting routine, moving back up to the UFC welterweight division is also something he isn’t opposed to and if he were to move, he knows who he’d like to fight. “I would go back up to 170-pounds. Some of those guys might be a little too big for me, but I'd like to fight Thiago Alves again. I'm sure he'd like to get that back and I'd have no problem going to 170-pounds to fight him. He's a big guy, but I'd like it again. Call me crazy. I'd fight anybody in the UFC. Where would I go if I win this fight? I don't know, but whoever is put in front of me, I'll fight. I'm going to keep on keeping on and hopefully everyone will be glad to see the old Spencer Fisher back.”
Submitted Sep 23, 2010 8:19PM by jae_1833 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC announces broadcast deal with FOX Sports en Latinoamérica
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship's global footprint continues to grow, and the company today announced a new deal to expand the company's television presence in Latin America.
Submitted Sep 23, 2010 8:13PM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen withdraws from scheduled "MMA Live" appearance
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen won't break his silence just yet. Sonnen has been understandably quiet since reports first surfaced that he failed a California State Athletic Commission-administered drug test prior to his impressive challenge of Anderson Silva's title at August's UFC 117 event. On Tuesday, "MMA Live" host Jon Anik Tweeted that Sonnen would appear on the ESPN2-broadcast show to address the situation. Today, Anik told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that would no longer be the case. "I regret to inform you that Chael Sonnen will actually not be on the show tonight," Anik said. "Unable to join us. I hate to have to tell you guys that."
Submitted Sep 23, 2010 4:37PM by emfleek - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC parts ways with Rodney Wallace
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Five Ounces of Pain has learned from sources close to the situation that light heavyweight Rodney “Sho Nuff the Master” Wallace has been released by the UFC.
Submitted Sep 22, 2010 11:49PM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Official: CSAC Suspends Sonnen
(mmanews.com)
The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has suspended the license of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Chael Sonnen, after Sonnen tested positive for steroids, a banned substance.
Submitted Sep 22, 2010 11:30PM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Leben vs Stann targeted for 125
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between Chris Leben (21-6 MMA, 11-5 UFC) and former WEC champion Briann Stann (9-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has been targeted for the Jan. 1 UFC 125 card. Sources close to the event today alerted MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of the tentative plans, though bout agreements have not been signed. Although not officially announced, UFC 125 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and airs on pay-per-view. If finalized the fight likely will be part of the televised main card.
Submitted Sep 22, 2010 3:57PM by Gogoplatapus - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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