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Dana White says title talk premature, but George Sotiropolous "in the mix"
(mmajunkie.com)
It was, perhaps, to be expected. After native son George Sotiropoulos (12-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) turned in the fight of his life against the highly respected Joe Stevenson (31-11 MMA, 8-5 UFC) at UFC 110 in Sydney, Australia, the local media immediately wanted to know what the local boy's chances were for a shot at the title. UFC president Dana White let the Australian media know to tap the brakes on that discussion, but he did say Sotiropoulos had definitely carved out a spot in the lightweight title picture with the one-sided unanimous decision win.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 11:37AM by RyanC - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 110 Bonuses: Sotiropolous, Stevenson, Velasquez and Lytle earn $50K awards
(mmajunkie.com)
George Sotiropoulos, Joe Stevenson, Cain Velasquez and Chris Lytle each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday's "UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez" event. Sotiropoulos and Stevenson took home "Fight of the Night" honors, Velasquez earned the "Knockout of the Night" award, and Lytle picked up the "Submission of the Night" bonus at the Feb. 20 pay-per-view event.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 9:09AM by RyanC - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 110's reported attendance qualifies as highest ever for UFC outside North America
(mmajunkie.com)
While the UFC's first-ever trip to Australia certainly delivered on in-cage action, "UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez" didn't do too bad at the box office, either. At the UFC 110 post-event press conference, UFC president Dana White said the event drew 17,831 attendees to Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia, for a reported $2.5 million gate.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 8:42AM by RyanC - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Cro Cop believes he is still among UFC elite, likely to face Rothwell next
(mmajunkie.com)
While it certainly wasn't quite vintage "Cro Cop" at UFC 110, Mirko Filipovic's second-round TKO over late-replacement Anthony Perosh (10-6 MMA, 0-3 UFC) did get the Croatian back in the win column.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 8:39AM by RyanC - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
"Annoyed" Michael Bisping believes he won fight at UFC 110, eyes future rematch
(mmajunkie.com)
To borrow a line from Georges St-Pierre, Michael Bisping (18-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) was not impressed by his opponent's performance at UFC 110.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 8:37AM by RyanC - 34 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Files Lawsuit Against Rampage Jackson
(bloodyelbow.com)

Seemingly slipping past everyone’s notice, on November 3, 2009, the UFC filed a lawsuit against Quinton "Rampage" Jackson seeking declaratory relief on Jackson’s contract in a Las Vegas courtroom. The complaint details the dispute with Jackson over his decision to pull out of UFC 107, as well as the communications between Jackson’s management and the UFC. According to the complaint, on September 22, 2009, Jackson posted a blog on his website stating he was done fighting. The UFC took this to be an official statement of retirement, and exercised their right under the promotional agreement to suspend the contract pending Jackson’s return to the UFC. After sending Jackson a letter notifying him of the suspension, Jackson’s manager, Anthony McGann, responded with a letter stating that Jackson was ready to renegotiate his contract. The letter also threatens to proceed "in the courts" if Zuffa is unwilling to renegotiate. The complaint asserts that Jackson is intentionally trying to extort the UFC into renegotiating his deal under threat of running out his promotional agreement. The UFC brought this action to get a declaratory judgment stating that Jackson’s refusal to fight and statements that he was "done fighting" constitute a retirement that allows them to exercise their rights under the promotional agreement, including the right to suspend the agreement and thus toll the term of the contract. A letter from Jackson’s attorneys argues that retirement requires certain notice provisions under the promotional agreement, and because Jackson did not meet those requirements, his "blog" does not constitute a real retirement. There has been no further action on this issue since the initial complaint. To boil the dispute down to simpler terms, the issue is Jackson's current contract and when it ends. Jackson wants his period away from the UFC to count towards his contractual term; the UFC is arguing that since he retired they were able to properly suspend the term for that period.
Submitted Feb 20, 2010 3:26PM by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shane Carwin: Whatever Frank Mir says about me is likely justified
(mmamania.com)
"It won't affect me at all. I really do not pay a lot of attention to smack talk. Whatever my opponent needs to do to get themselves ready to fight me is fine. At the end of the night the better fighter (that evening) should have his hand raised and really that is all I care about."
Submitted Feb 20, 2010 3:17PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 110: Rodrigo Nogueira will use jiu-jitsu and quick hands to stop Cain Velasquez
(mmamania.com)
"I’m ready for all situations. When you face a good opponent who fights standing and on the mat you must be ready for everything. He’s a very good wrestler besides having an excellent conditioning. In this aspect I’m also feeling very well."
Submitted Feb 20, 2010 3:04PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bader Ready To Let Loose On Jardine
(mmaweekly.com)
Keeping the momentum going, undefeated light heavyweight prospect Ryan Bader will return for his fourth UFC appearance when he steps in the Octagon at UFC 110 in Sydney, Australia.
Submitted Feb 20, 2010 3:03PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bisping Credits Rampage For Major Insight
(mmaweekly.com)
"It really says a lot about the guy, he's been busy filming the A-Team movie, and he's just finished that and he's come out here. I really do owe that guy a beer shall we say," Bisping said about Rampage when speaking with MMAWeekly Radio.
Submitted Feb 20, 2010 3:01PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Quick Quote: Frank Mir wants to kill Brock Lesnar inside the Octagon
(mmamania.com)
"I want to fight Brock Lesnar. I hate who he is as a person. I want to break his neck in the ring. I want him to be the first person that dies to Octagon-related injuries."
Submitted Feb 20, 2010 2:57PM by RhythmAndStyle - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Poll results: Which UFC heavyweight is most likely to beat champ Brock Lesnar?
(mmajunkie.com)
Which of the following UFC heavyweight contenders has the best chance to beat champion Brock Lesnar? 28% - Shane Carwin 25% - Frank Mir 18% - Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 18% - Junior Dos Santos 11% - Cain Velasquez
Submitted Feb 20, 2010 2:52PM by RhythmAndStyle - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Win or lose at UFC 110, Stephan Bonnar's future appears secure
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite his big fan following and the role he played in a vital 2005 fight with Forrest Griffin that brought mixed martial arts – and particularly the Ultimate Fighting Championship – into the mainstream, Stephan Bonnar would appear on thin ice.
Submitted Feb 20, 2010 2:51PM by RhythmAndStyle - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
After Latest Action, UFC Hopeful For "Decided Downturn" In Illegal PPV Streaming
(mmajunkie.com)
Lawyers representing the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the owner of a Web site whom they allege sells pirated UFC content. The U.S. District Court suit says Moazzam Gandu, a resident of Stafford, Va., and the alleged owner/operator of Rage-Streams.net, violated copyright laws by charging customers fees to view pirated UFC pay-per-view streams and past UFC fights. The suit asks for up to $150,000 per copyright infringement, plus legal costs, revenue earned from the website, and a halt to its operation. The suit charges Gandu with using UFC logos to promote his Web site's service and undercut channels for the promotion's authorized content. By example, it says Rage-Streams.net offers a stream of the promotion's upcoming UFC 110 pay-per-view event for $6.99, while the UFC and authorized partner Yahoo! Sports charges $44.95. It also claims the website gives its customers the ability to keep and spread pirated content after subscribing to the service. As a result, the lawsuit says, the UFC has suffered damage to its brand and bottom line. The site has been taken down but subpoenaing the IP addresses and usernames of online pirates was still "absolutely" possible.
Submitted Feb 19, 2010 9:51PM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Zuffa brings legal action against dot-com that streams unlicensed feeds of UFC programming
(mmamania.com)
After UFC President Dana White vowed to make life miserable for the chiselers who stream illegal feeds of live UFC programming, the Las Vegas Sun reports that the Zuffa legal team may have bagged their latest casualty in the war on pirates.
Submitted Feb 19, 2010 4:13PM by RhythmAndStyle - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 116 Possibly July 3, Could Mark Lesnar Return
(mmajunkie.com)
For the Independence Day weekend this year, UFC returns to the mothership-Las Vegas-for what could be another big holiday weekend event. The NSAC has received a request from UFC for a July 3 event date, probably at MGM Grand Garden Arena, and the event could be headlined by the return of UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. Approval of the date & venue won't come until an upcoming NSAC meeting, but is expected when it does.
Submitted Feb 19, 2010 1:36PM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Heath Herring clarifies recent UFC criticism, says non-fight ventures simply more lucrative
(mmajunkie.com)
“I think the whole five Ferrari comment is that at this point in my career, I’m actually making less money than when I was younger and I was 23 years old,” Herring told MMAjunkie.com. “Like I said, I’ve got these business opportunities that have arisen, and it actually makes more sense for me to try to do that financially than try to take the time out and fight. That’s the decision I’m being faced with right now.” It wasn’t an easy decision, he noted. “It’s obviously a risk that I wrestle with on a daily basis,” he said. “It’s been a very tough decision for me. But with my current contract, I feel like I’ve hit the glass ceiling, so to speak. It’s not that I don’t ever want to fight again. But I have to be intelligent with my body and my time, and (if) I can find something that pays off better, I need to go down that road. “I’ve got a lot of scars and wounds but not a lot to show for it. It’s like, ‘Do you want to keep destroying your body?’ I love fighting. But it’s like you wake up one day – and I’m almost 32 years old now – and you say, ‘What have I really done? What’s the legacy I’ve left for my child and my family, other than do you want to watch me on YouTube? You want to watch me on Spike TV?’
Submitted Feb 19, 2010 1:19PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Report: Cro Cop Cut In Sparring, 110 Fight Still On
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
It keeps getting weirder in Australia. Just 24 hours after learning that his kickboxer opponent Ben Rothwell is out ot UFC 110 and will be replaced by a ground fighter, Mirko Cro Cop has reportedly had more bad news. According to sources in Croatia, he has received a bad cut in a pre-fight sparring workout and has had to have stitches. Despite this cut, all indicatiions at this point are his 110 fight, now against Anthony Perosh, is still on.
Submitted Feb 19, 2010 12:18PM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anthony Perosh: 'I'm going to try and take Cro Cop down and choke him out'
(mmamania.com)
I actually said ‘no’ (to replacing Ben Rothwell) originally. I look up to Cro Cop and he’s a fellow Croatian. My parents are Croatian and I’ve actually been training the other Croatians appearing on this UFC 110 card. I then went and watched yesterday’s (Thursday) press conference and listened to the comment Dana White made about how many fighters actually turn down opportunities.
Submitted Feb 19, 2010 12:01PM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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