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Targeted by Bellator lawsuit, Mickey Dubberly says company's claims inaccurate
(mmajunkie.com)
Mickey Dubberly, the CEO of K.O. Dynasty Sports Management has a simple message for Bellator head Bjorn Rebney: Stop lying. Dubberly and his client, Jonathan Brookins, are among the defendants targeted alongside Zuffa, LLC in a lawsuit filed today by Bellator that claim tortious interference was at play in Brookins' recent run on "The Ultimate Fighter 12." But Dubberly told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he and Brookins took part in no such wrongdoing and that statements Rebney today made were filled with inaccurate claims.
Submitted Aug 11, 2010 11:28AM by emfleek - 0 comments
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QAC Suspends Paul Daley 30 Days
(mmamania.com)
Former UFC welterweight striker Paul Daley has been slapped with a 30-day suspension for his unprofessional conduct following a UFC 113 loss to Josh Koscheck in what was billed as a 170-pound number one contender's bout back on May 8. "Semtex" exploded after he was outwrestled for three rounds on the televised portion of the "Machida vs. Shogun II" fight card. Koscheck neutralized the deadly hands of the British banger, effectively earning himself a spot as coach on the upcoming twelfth season of The Ultimate Fighter(TUF) opposite division champion Georges St. Pierre. He's now slated to appear opposite Bellator standout Jorge Masvidal at Shark Fights 13 on Sept. 11 in Amarillo, Texas. Daley's suspension is not expected to conflict with that appearance.
Submitted Aug 10, 2010 7:44PM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Nick Catone To Undergo Shoulder & Back Surgery, Return TBA
(mmajunkie.com)
Nick Catone is nursing multiple injures and is unsure of when he'll be back in the cage. Catone will on Thursday undergo surgery for a long-running shoulder injury which derailed his preparation for Tomasz Drwal at UFC Fight Night 22. Additionally, he will get an epidural shot next week for his back, which he first injured in April. No return date set.
Submitted Aug 10, 2010 5:29PM by DCRage - 1 comment
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THQ may not release UFC Undisputed annually
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Recently THQ blamed Red Dead Redemption for the relatively poor sales of UFC Undisputed 2010 when compared to the breakout hit of UFC 2009. Thankfully it now appears that they recognize there was a lot more to why the game faltered than just competition for dollars in the marketplace. While they don’t cite the quality of the game being an issue (actually referencing its 85 metacritic) what they seem to have realized is an annual UFC game may not be justifiable. “We’re considering a longer development cycle—15, 18, 21 months, rather than annually.” (after releasing UFC Undisputed 2011)
Submitted Aug 10, 2010 4:33PM by emfleek - 6 comments
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Diego Sanchez Returns to Greg Jackson's Camp
(mmaweekly.com)
The Nightmare has returned to his roots. Former "Ultimate Fighter" winner Diego Sanchez has returned to Team Greg Jackson as a member of the team, and has already begun training with the squad as of Tuesday. Representatives at Team Jackson in New Mexico confirmed the news to MMAWeekly.com, after Sanchez posted the news via his Twitter account. Sanchez was a mainstay at the Albuquerque gym for several years, growing up under the tutelage of Greg Jackson and striking coach Mike Winkeljohn.
Submitted Aug 10, 2010 4:30PM by emfleek - 9 comments
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Preliminary Estimates Have UFC 117 Doing Near 1 Million Buys, Chael Sonnen Puts Anderson Silva Over the Top
(bloodyelbow.com)
Bryan Alvarez reports at the Wrestling Observer (subscription required): Sonnen, as recapped in last week's newsletter, did the best one-man build for a PPV in years, perhaps ever. We don't have a buyrate and won't have a really good indication on how the show did until at least next week. I do know that using the method I usually use on Monday mornings, which is usually pretty accurate in terms of a predictor (I came up with 1.5 million for UFC 100 and the real number was 1.6 million, and 1.25 million for UFC 116 and the real number ended up being about 1.1 million, so it's sometimes up and sometimes down but usually close) the show is trending just slightly under the Quinton Jackson vs. Rashad Evans show, which did about 1 million buys.
Submitted Aug 10, 2010 4:27PM by emfleek - 3 comments
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After Being Sued by UFC, Bellator Issues Lawsuit Against UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned that Bellator Sport Worldwide, LLC today filed suit against Zuffa in a New Jersey court and alleges that "The Ultimate Fighter 12" cast member Jonathan Brookins (11-3 MMA, 1-0 BFC) joined the Spike TV reality series while still under an exclusive contract for Bellator. Brookins and his manager Mickey Dubberley were also named as defendants in the suit.
Submitted Aug 10, 2010 4:26PM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC 118 weigh-ins to air live on Spike TV
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's fighter weigh-in ceremonies for this month's UFC 118 event will be aired live on Spike TV. UFC officials today announced the plans via Twitter. A featuring a lightweight title fight rematch between champion Frankie Edgar and the man he beat for the belt, B.J. Penn, UFC 118 takes place Aug. 28 at Boston's TD Garden. The weigh-ins take place one day prior. Spike TV also recently aired the weigh-ins for July's UFC 116 event. That broadcast drew an impressive 645,000 viewers.
Submitted Aug 10, 2010 4:23PM by emfleek - 2 comments
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Alan Belcher Facing Possible Career Ending Injury
(mmafighting.com)
UFC middleweight Alan Belcher says his mixed martial arts career isn't on his mind right now as his main focus currently is to recover from a detached retina in his right eye. In an interview Monday with Purefight, the 26-year-old out of Biloxi, Miss. says the worst case would be the end of his competitive career while the best case scenario would still mean additional surgery. The timing of Belcher's injury is especially unfortunate considering his recent ascent in the middleweight division. Belcher has won four of his last five UFC fights with the one loss a close decision to Yoshihiro Akiyama. Additionally, he received either Submission of the Night or Fight of the Night in each of his last four fights.
Submitted Aug 10, 2010 11:11AM by emfleek - 7 comments
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Thiago Alves Hires Mike Dolce To Oversee Diet, Wants To Stay At WW
(mmajunkie.com)
Thiago Alves does not want to fight at middleweight and is willing to do whatever it takes to stay at welterweight. Alves said Monday that he's hired nutritionist Mike Dolce, a veteran of "The Ultimate Fighter 7," to assure the UFC that he never again misses weight in the 170-pound class. Alves finds out today whether the promotion will grant his wish. "I think (at) 185, the guys are way too big for me," Alves said. Following UFC 117, Dana White said Alves belongs at 185 pounds and told him such in a text message. Alves apologized but said he wasn't ready to pack on more weight.
Submitted Aug 10, 2010 8:50AM by DCRage - 11 comments
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UFC 123 headed to Chicago: Starring Rampage, Machida, Jones and Griffin
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
UFC 123 is being lined up for Chicago’s United Center on November 20th, according to a report from the US today.
Submitted Aug 9, 2010 10:16PM by jae_1833 - 17 comments
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Anderson Silva out until February or March 2011 with cracked rib
(bloodyelbow.com)
"After the first round he [Anderson Silva] said he broke his ribs. He said told me he could not breath because of the rib. I told him to forget the rib and work the movement of legs and he would get the triangle… After the fight he went to the hospital and did an x-ray and the doctor said he did not break it, it was just a crack," Lemos said. "Anderson is expected to return in February or March."
Submitted Aug 9, 2010 10:07PM by jae_1833 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC could be in Brazil alongside 2016 Olympics
(mmaweekly.com)
The Summer Olympics will be headed to Brazil in 2016. The UFC could be headed south around the same time. That's according to UFC president Dana White, who states that the company is aggressively pursuing the promotion's expansion into Brazil, and they hope to be there before or during the Olympic year of 2016.
Submitted Aug 9, 2010 9:52PM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Tomasz Drwal vs. Dave Branch Expected At UFN 22
(mmajunkie.com)
It appears that Tomasz Drwal vs. Dave Branch will be added to the UFC Fight Night 22 card in the near future. Drwal was to have faced Nick Catone, who now appears to be off due to an apparent injury. Branch was to have faced Aaron Simpson, who is off due to a staph infection. Drwal-Branch will be a prelim if it happens.
Submitted Aug 9, 2010 7:49PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Spike Shuffles UFC Prelims Lineup For UFC 118
(mmajunkie.com)
Spike TV's "UFC Prelims" broadcast for UFC 118, which precedes the night's pay-per-view telecast, has undergone some changes in the wake of fighter injuries. Initially, the "UFC Prelims" broadcast was slated to feature Lauzon vs. Terry Etim and Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara. However, with today's changes it will now be Lauzon vs. Gabe Ruediger and Andre Winner vs. Nik Lentz, the latter bumping Gerald Harris vs. Joe Vedepo to prelims. Rather than broadcast Harris vs. Vedepo, officials opted for a fight between Winner, a "TUF 9" runner-up, and Lentz. (Spike TV and the UFC traditionally feature "TUF" cast members and UFC Fight Night regulars on the "UFC Prelims" specials.)
Submitted Aug 9, 2010 6:10PM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Will Gabe Ruediger Be Ready For An "Uphill Battle" Against Joe Lauzon At UFC 118?
(mmamania.com)
J-Lau thinks that's what Ruediger has ahead of him, in no small part due to his taking the fight on short notice. "When I started this camp three months out, I was in better shape on Day 1 than I was on the final day of my last training camp. Everything is better - my punches are better, my boxing is better, my jiu-jitsu is sharper. Every single aspect of my game three months ago was better than when I fought Sam Stout. Gabe (Ruediger) has a way more uphill battle. It’s a short-notice fight. I don’t know how hard he’s been training. Some people train real hard all the time and some people take it easy. Who knows? We’ll see how it all pans out."
Submitted Aug 9, 2010 12:34PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vitor Belfort Promises "Fight Of The Century" Against Anderson Silva
(mmamania.com)
Doing it on, of all things, Twitter. He put it simply in an open tweet to Dana White: "Dana please give me the fight that every one wants to see. This fight will be the fight of the century. Give me Anderson."
Submitted Aug 9, 2010 12:32PM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 117: The Nogueira McBlack-Belt Gets The Last Laugh In Oakland
(mmamania.com)
That would be UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva in his response to Chael Sonnen after he referred to "The Spider's" black belt as "a toy that you get in a happy meal" in his pre-fight trash talk but in the end was denied what could have been a lopsided win to usurp the Brazilian's title. "I’m a Nogueira brothers black belt, and I’d give my life for them. I say that and I don’t need to patronize them nor them me. Rodrigo is my master and Rogério is a brother and teacher to me. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be here today. I decided to put on the gi as a tribute to them and for the things I’d said. I told Rodrigo I’d get the submission in this fight. I told him that. Everything worked out yet again."
Submitted Aug 9, 2010 9:34AM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Junior Dos Santos Gets HW Title Shot
(mmajunkie.com)
As expected, his UFC 117 win over Roy Nelson means Junior Dos Santos is now in line for a UFC Heavyweight Title shot after Cain Velasquez gets his later this year. Although Dos Santos had to settle for a unanimous decision win over Nelson, Dana White said the performance was good enough to earn the Brazilian big man a shot at the belt. And while Dana didn't say where Dos Santos will get his shot, there were hints dropped about having it in his native Brazil.
Submitted Aug 8, 2010 6:14PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Hughes Out Until 2011, Taking It "One Fight At A Time"
(mmajunkie.com)
Fresh off a triumphant submission victory over Ricardo Almeida at UFC 117, Matt Hughes says fighting will take a back seat to hunting this fall. "Early next year, I'll talk with the UFC, and we'll figure out what we're going to do," Hughes said. It was the former welterweight champion and recent UFC Hall of Fame inductee's third consecutive octagon victory after a disappointing run in which he lost his belt and dropped three out of four fights.
Submitted Aug 8, 2010 2:09PM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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