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COKER ON FEDOR DEAL: "I don't think this will escalate."
(sherdog.com)
If a line has been drawn in the sand between the promotion that most thought deserved Fedor Emelianenko and the promotion that actually got him, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker certainly doesn’t see it. “Why would one fighter create a war?” asked Coker, after announcing Monday that he’d secured the services of the most sought-after fighter in the sport for three fights over one year. “I don’t think this will escalate like the fans like to gossip (it will).”
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 8:36AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
 
Pat Miletich Hopes to Bury the Hatchet With Dana White at UFC 101
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Dana White recently settled his differences with rivals Affliction and Tito Ortiz. Could Pat Miletich be next? The MMA legend told FanHouse on Tuesday that he is hoping to sit down with White at UFC 101 in Philadelphia to finally settle his differences with the UFC president. Miletich, the founder of Miletich Fighting Systems, will be cornering Jesse Lennox in his fight against Danillo Villefort.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 8:32AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Randy Couture: Battle Has Begun Between UFC and Strikeforce
(mma.fanhouse.com)
In addition to being one of the best fighters in MMA history, Randy Couture is known as one of the most knowledgeable observers of the sport, regarding both what happens inside the cage and the business side of the sport. He's also known for his longstanding quest to fight Fedor Emelianenko, so in a week when Fedor shocked the MMA world by signing with Strikeforce, Couture's thoughts are of particular interest.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 8:30AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
 
James Irvin Withdraws From UFC 102 Fight Against Wilson Gouveia
(mmafrenzy.com)
James Irvin has beed forced to withdraw from his scheduled middleweight debut against Wilson Gouveia, which was to take place on August 29 at UFC 102 in Portland, Oregon, after suffering what is being called a “massive” knee injury. From radio host Carmichael Dave on The Underground: Sacramento based fighter James Irvin has suffered another massive setback in his oft-injured career, this time with a massive knee injury. He will obviously not be able to face Wilson Gouveia at UFC 102. Irvin is expected to undergo reconstructive surgery sometime in the next few days, and is also expected to miss 6-10 months.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 12:15AM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sadollah’s Post-TUF journey restarts at UFC 101
(ufc.com)
Amir Sadollah swept onto the UFC scene in 2008, light on experience but heavy on skills, talent and heart. In the process, he became the middleweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter’s seventh season, a charismatic and humble Surgical Technician out of Virginia who quickly gained a legion of fans with his feel-good Cinderella run. Then he was gone.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 5:57PM by haggiswashere - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, MMA Personalities
 
Sean Sherk vs. Gleison Tibau shifted from UFC 103 to UFC 104 in October
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight bout between Sean Sherk (33-4-1 MMA, 7-4 UFC) and Gleison Tibau (12-7 MMA, 5-4 UFC), first targeted for UFC 103 in September, will instead take place in October at UFC 104. Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of the change of plans, though the UFC has made no formal announcement.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 2:29PM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Aaron Riley: There Will Be Resolution This Time Around Against Shane Nelson
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Aaron Riley will be fighting Shane Nelson for the second time at this Saturday's UFC 101, but don't tell Riley it's a rematch. The experienced lightweight out of Seattle lost in 44 seconds at UFC 96 in March against Nelson when the referee intervened in a stoppage universally agreed upon to be premature.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 11:11AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC still dominates MMA
(mma.fanhouse.com)
After Fedor Emelianenko signed with Strikeforce, I wrote that he was a game changer, and that the combination of the heavyweight champion of MMA and the best women's division in MMA made Strikeforce a major player in the sport. But I should also acknowledge something that should probably go without saying, but sometimes goes overlooked among hard-core MMA fans: The UFC still completely dominates MMA.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 10:03AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Griffin vs. Franca back on UFC 103 main card, Escudero vs. Miller demoted to prelims
(mmajunkie.com)
A day after the Ultimate Fighting Championship bumped a Tyson Griffin (13-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) vs. Hermes Franca (19-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) bout to the preliminary card, the organization has returned the lightweight matchup to the UFC 103 main card.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 10:01AM by emfleek - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jim Miller vs Thiago Tavares UFC 103 fight announced for Sept. 19
(mmamania.com)
It was recently announced that Jim Miller (14-2) and Thiago Tavares (14-3) will collide in a lightweight showdown at UFC 103 from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on Sept. 19. Miller is fresh off a unanimous decision win over Mac Danzig at UFC 100 on July 11, during which he leveraged his strong wrestling skills and ground and pound to beat the California native to a bloody pulp.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 8:29AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fedor Emelianenko to Strikeforce, UFC Declares War, What Does It All Mean?
(bloodyelbow.com)
Well, the Fedor has hit the proverbial fan, or should I say the fans. There is debate as to whether or not this is a game changer. Michael David Smith says yes: I've long believed that any MMA promotion wanting to compete with the UFC needed to do one of two things: Develop the best women's division in the sport, and sign Fedor Emelianenko.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 8:28AM by emfleek - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
 
The Consequences of War: the UFC Money Drain Will Soon Make Strikeforce its Primary Target
(bloodyelbow.com)
Strikeforce made a big play today by signing Fedor. But what did they get, and at what long term cost? Fedor Emelianenko is a superstar among MMA fans, but the costs of using him have also sunk numerous promotions he's worked with since Pride collapsed. His PPV record is mediocre at best; his best sales performance against Andrei Arlovski would be a complete and utter disaster for even the worst UFC show.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 8:26AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
 
LARSON VS. PIERCE AT UFN 19
(mmaweekly.com)
Welterweights Brock Larson and Mike Pierce will meet at Ultimate Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard on Sept. 16, MMAWeekly has learned from sources close to the fight. Ultimate Fight Night 19 will take place at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, the first time the promotion has visited the Sooner State in almost 15 years.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 8:17AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA 101 with Forrest Griffin (Episode One)
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Forrest Griffin, as cool as always featured in a cool little video. He talks about the mental aspect of training, his book, Anderson Silva...
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 6:59AM by MrGreeny - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Randy Couture “Ready for UFC 102 and Nogueira”
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Randy Couture “Ready for UFC 102 and Nogueira” UFC Hall of Famer Randy “The Natural” Couture talks about his work with Autism, Shaquille O’Neal, his new supplement products, the Xtreme Couture blood doctor and facing Antonio “Big Nog” Nogueira at UFC 102.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 2:37AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews, Miscellaneous
 
Elvis Sinosic Talks About The Affliction Crash
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Elvis Sinosic Talks About The Affliction Crash I write this opinion as a fan, a fighter and a coach. It was sad to see the demise of another big MMA organization. To see Affliction collapse was sad. As a fan I have now lost another opportunity watch MMA. I lost the opportunity to watch fighters that aren’t in the UFC. So I am left with less MMA and in my opinion that is disappointing. As a fighter it means one less show that I have the opportunity to fight in. This means one less avenue which allows me to earn a living (and for all other fighters as well). Sadly no one show will be able to give every fighter and opportunity. We need more shows to give the fighters more exposure and more opportunity to fight. As a coach it means one less show for my fighters to compete in. Sadly the demise has left a hole in the sport. Hopefully in time that hole will be filled by another organization. But even still it still means one less place to share my enjoyment of MMA. Thanks, Elvis Sinosic The King of Rock ‘n Rumble Sinosic Perosh Martial Arts
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 2:33AM by nwowolfpack - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Affliction, UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Joe Stevenson vs. Spencer Fisher targeted for UFC 104 in October
(mmajunkie.com)
A bout between perennial contenders Joe Stevenson (30-10 MMA, 7-4 UFC) and Spencer Fisher (23-4 MMA, 8-3 UFC), who both make their 12th appearance in the octagon, is slated for October's UFC 104 event.
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 6:58PM by nickcuc547 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Georges St. Pierre looking to train with Lyoto Machida
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Coming off a dominating performance at the UFC’s most anticipated show ever, UFC 100, Georges St-Pierre has put a stamp on his weight class and is pondering a move up to seek new challenges. With this prospect on his horizon, he is reaching out to another UFC Champion in Lyoto Machida due to one thing they have in common. It isn’t their UFC belts, rather their matching black belts in Karate.
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 4:01PM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Roger Huerta Almost Beat The Crap Out Of Kenny Florian At UFC 87
(mmamania.com)
Literally. The funny story was shared by Florian to a Philadelphia newspaper, who at UFC 87 apparently was pretty sick before his fight with Roger Huerta and had to go quite a bit. Florian won by unanimous decision.
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 1:56PM by DCRage - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Demian Maia Knows How To Kick & Punch
(mmamania.com)
And his trainer, Eduardo Telles, tells the TATAME website that will surprise a lot of people at UFC 102, including Maia's foe-Nate Marquardt.
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 10:36AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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