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Demian Maia: Anderson Was Talking Some Bulls**t
(demandmma.com)
. Cliffnotes. - Maia is going to have no problem with the weight cut. - Maia is more worried about Marquardt's technique than his strength. He says Marquardt is a worthy opponent on the ground. - Winner should get a title shot by the end of 2009. - Anderson Silva was "talking some bullshit" in Brazil about Maia because he felt Maia challenged him when Maia asked for a title shot after his last victory. - Anderson Silva didn't used to be that way, but he is now cocky and Maia felt that he has changed. Anderson does not accept critics anymore.
Submitted Aug 27, 2009 11:09AM by BDON911 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Couture vs. Nogueira Likely For Next Title Shot
(mmaweekly.com)
At least according to Randy Couture. When asked Wednesday about the winner of his Saturday fight with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira possibly being next in line for the Brock Lesnar-Shane Carwin winner, Couture said "That's been tossed around". Couture still hasn't ruled out moving back to 205, where one interesting possible fight is Anderson Silva.
Submitted Aug 27, 2009 6:29AM by DCRage - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Phillipe Nover vs. Sam Stout official for UFC Fight Night 19; 11-bout lineup set
(mmajunkie.com)
The official UFC Fight Night 19 lineup now includes: MAIN CARD Nate Diaz vs. Melvin Guillard Roger Huerta vs. Gray Maynard Carlos Condit vs. Jake Ellenberger Tim Credeur vs. Nate Quarry PRELIMINARY CARD Steve Cantwell vs. Brian Stann Mike Pyle vs. Chris Wilson C.B. Dollaway vs. Dan Miller Phillipe Nover vs. Sam Stout Justin Buchholz vs. Jeremy Stephens Brock Larson vs. Mike Pierce Ryan Jensen vs. Steven Steinbeiss
Submitted Aug 26, 2009 11:17PM by jae_1833 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
"TUF 10" fighter Brendan Schaub on banned Bible, Kimbo steaks and Big Country's balling
(mmajunkie.com)
Based on Brendan Schaub's sneak peak of "The Ultimate Fighter 10," the latest installment of the UFC's popular reality series, MMA fans have plenty of reasons to check out Spike TV each Wednesday night.
Submitted Aug 26, 2009 11:15PM by jae_1833 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nik Lentz replaces Dan Lauzon at UFC 103
(fiveknuckles.com)
Sources close to the fighter have informed FiveKnuckles.com that Minnesota Mixed Martial Arts trained Nik Lentz will step in for the injured Dan Lauzon against Rafaello Oliveira at UFC 103. The event is scheduled for Sept. 19 in Dallas, TX.
Submitted Aug 26, 2009 8:30AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gabriel Gonzaga looking to add a little excitement to his game
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Gabriel Gonzaga’s most famous UFC moment came when his stunning high kick knocked out Mirko "Crocop" Filipovic in the first round of their bout at UFC 70. While a lot has changed for the 30-year-old Brazilian since that April night in 2007 in Manchester, England, Gonzaga believes he’s got plenty of big moments left in him and hopes to show off the first one against Chris Tuchscherer Saturday night at UFC 102 in Portland, Ore.
Submitted Aug 26, 2009 8:29AM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Confirms Ten Bouts for 104 in October
(bloodyelbow.com)
MAIN CARD: Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio Rua - light heavyweight championship Sean Sherk vs. Gleison Tibau Joe Stevenson vs. Spencer Fisher Anthony Johnson vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida PRELIM CARD: Antoni Hardonk vs. Pat Barry Yushin Okami vs. Chael Sonnen Jorge Rivera vs. Rob Kimmons Ryan Bader vs. Eric Schafer Kyle Kingsbury vs. Razak Al-Hassan Stefan Struve vs. Chase Gormley
Submitted Aug 26, 2009 8:26AM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Demian Maia Hopes to Make Memorable Impression With UFC 102 Effort
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Undefeated UFC middleweight Demian Maia has made it clear his gameplan going into Saturday's UFC 102 fight against Nate Marquardt is to take his opponent down and submit him. And although Marquardt is comfortable on the ground, it's on his feet where he holds a significant advantage. Still, if you ask Maia, he does not consider this fight a classic striker vs. grappler matchup.
Submitted Aug 26, 2009 8:22AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NOGUEIRA MAKES A MOVE PREPARING FOR COUTURE
(mmaweekly.com)
With all the talk about the punishment that Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has taken over the course his career, you’d think that he was the elder man entering his main event bout with Randy Couture at this Saturday’s UFC 102 in Portland, Ore. At 33 years of age, he is actually 13 years the junior to Couture. But he knows that following a disappointing loss at the hands of Frank Mir at UFC 92 – the first time the Brazilian has been stopped in his 37-fight career – the questions abound about him.
Submitted Aug 26, 2009 8:21AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
KENNY FLORIAN PLANS ON FIGHTING AGAIN THIS YEAR
(mmaweekly.com)
Fresh off a loss to B.J. Penn at UFC 101 in Philadelphia on Aug. 8, Kenny Florian wants to be more active and expects to fight again in 2009. "I am going to fight before 2010. There's no doubt about it," he told MMAWeekly.com. "I have to get a fight in. I think it will happen and hopefully against someone tough."
Submitted Aug 26, 2009 8:20AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 101 Buyrate Likely to Exceed Expectations
(mmapayout.com)
Dave Meltzer writes in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer that final UFC 101 buyrate figures may be set to exceed the predictions of just about everyone in the industry, including MMAPayout.com: Last week’s early estimates of UFC 101 have been confirmed. We’ve had three different systems of six we’ve gotten reports on real numbers that reported the second best numbers, behind only UFC 100. The others did right at or just below other the big three of late (Couture vs. Lesnar, Griffin vs. Evans and Penn vs. St. Pierre). One national cable estimate was at this stage between 800,000 and 900,000 buys. Trending patterns indicate numbers higher than that, and if it was the same as the big three before UFC 100, or better, as indicated by the few direct numbers we have, it could top 1 million since UFC 92 hit that figure and 91 and 94 were just below. Payout Perspective: Essentially, three of the six systems used to tabulate and predict final PPV numbers are indicating that UFC 101 will surpass all but UFC 100 in terms of its PPV buyrate. The other three systems have placed the buyrate in the 800-900k range (something a little closer to what MMAPayout.com expected). If true, this is obviously great news for the UFC, and just adds to their stellar year. And just to give you an indication of how good of a year it is: in 2008, the UFC did an estimated 5,700,000 PPV buys; but, if you include UFC 101, the company has already done over 5,500,000 buys as of mid-August (and with probably six events still to come).
Submitted Aug 26, 2009 7:13AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Todd Duffee – No Talk, All Action
(ufc.com)
Talk to Todd Duffee and you wouldn’t describe him as one of those ‘glass half empty’ types of people. But if he sounds like he was skeptical about his UFC 102 fight with Tim Hague coming to fruition this weekend, he’s got good reason. Just look at his history.
Submitted Aug 26, 2009 2:58AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Heath Herring, Busy Acting, in No Hurry to Return to the UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
Is it possible that you may have fought your last MMA fight? No, I seriously doubt that; I'm only 31. We'll just see what happens with the way the sport is progressing. Hopefully the purses will get a little bit bigger, and things will go a little bit better that way.
Submitted Aug 26, 2009 2:55AM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
KENNY FLORIAN PLANS ON FIGHTING AGAIN THIS YEAR
(mmaweekly.com)
Fresh off a loss to B.J. Penn at UFC 101 in Philadelphia on Aug. 8, Kenny Florian wants to be more active and expects to fight again in 2009. "I am going to fight before 2010. There's no doubt about it," he told MMAWeekly.com. "I have to get a fight in. I think it will happen and hopefully against someone tough
Submitted Aug 26, 2009 2:54AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Randy Couture plans to take a page out of ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira’s book at UFC 102 … literally
(mmamania.com)
Perhaps Couture’s so confident because he plans to take a page out of Nogueira’s own book … literally. He’s prepared for the fight by game-planning with Xtreme Couture jiu-jitsu instructor Neal Melanson, who “helped write Nogueira’s book,” according to the Greco-Roman wrestler.
Submitted Aug 26, 2009 2:52AM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
The Champion’s Clause: An MMA Comparative
(mmapayout.com)
Last week MMAPayout.com examined how Anderson Silva might avoid the “champion’s clause” in his UFC contract in order to seek the oft-rumoured boxing match with Roy Jones Jr. While Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, has sinced cleared the air with regards to Silva’s intentions, the situation nonetheless has provided an opportunity to shed more light on the champion’s clause - it may surprise you to know that the UFC isn’t the only organization with such a contractual obligation.
Submitted Aug 25, 2009 5:49PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce, Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
 
Randy Couture's UFC 102 Video Blog
(demandmma.com)
Check out Randy Couture preparing for UFC 102!
Submitted Aug 25, 2009 5:21PM by BrutalKnockOut - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
UFC 104: Sean Sherk heads back to California to take on Gleison Tibau
(mmamania.com)
Former lightweight champion Sean Sherk (33-4) — who vowed to never again fight in California after a positive test for steroids in 2007 that he refuted vigorously — is headed back to the “The Golden State” to take on Gleison Tibau (17-7) at UFC 104: “Machida vs. Shogun” from the Staples Center is Los Angeles on Oct. 24.
Submitted Aug 25, 2009 3:21PM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Jake Rosholt ready for the ‘fight of his life’ against Chris Leben at UFC 102
(mmamania.com)
“This is a huge, huge fight for me. I’m fighting someone with a big name, who has tons of fans and respect. It’s on pay-per-view, on the main card, so I’m pumped. As far as I’m concerned, it’s the biggest fight of my life…. Chris is a very tough fighter who always comes forward and puts pressure on his opponents, and he’s gonna try to knock my head off. But I’ll be ready for that and I’ll be able to take the fight wherever I want.”
Submitted Aug 25, 2009 3:17PM by jae_1833 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Back injury forced Dan Lauzon out of UFC 103
(mmajunkie.com)
Less than one month before he was scheduled to make his return to the UFC after a three-year absence, lightweight Dan Lauzon (12-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 103 bout with Rafaello Oliveira (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) after suffering a back injury in training. Lauzon confirmed the injury on his Twitter account, though the UFC has yet to make an official announcement.
Submitted Aug 25, 2009 3:12PM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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