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Mass Appeal
(sherdog.com)
Really good article IMO. It shows how UFC successfully turned a worthless division into the best one in the world. Also mentions Fedor's possible future.
Submitted Sep 1, 2009 2:44PM by Sinister - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce, M-1 Global
 
 
Denis Kang eager to beat Michael Bisping’s ass in Manchester
(mmamania.com)
“I jumped at the opportunity as soon as it was put in front of me…. I think I am gonna beat his ass … whether he won his last fight or lost it. He is a good fighter, he has got cardio and he knows how to win a fight. He knows how to ride the momentum, you know what I mean? I wouldn’t say he is a standout in any area but he is decent in all areas and he has a good head for the game, which can take you a long way…. I always want to finish the fight but you know, he’s only got two losses and he went the distance with Rashad Evans. But I am going to go for the KO like Hendo!… To me he is not ‘cocky Michael Bisping,’ he is just a sack of flesh and bones across the Octagon that I am waiting to pound on.”
Submitted Sep 1, 2009 11:12AM by SmileR - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
With WEC and Strikeforce Ratings Up, Dana White Works for a UFC Network Deal
(bloodyelbow.com)
At the post-fight press conference for UFC 102 in Portland, Ore., White told MMAWeekly.com that he was flying to L.A. on Monday for another meeting with an undisclosed network. When asked if he was finalizing a deal, White said, "I hope so... I really hope so."
Submitted Sep 1, 2009 8:54AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White makes weight-loss wager with Liddell, endorses spot on "Dancing with the Stars"
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC president Dana White recently made his opinion quite clear on fighters who pursue film careers while still active in MMA. But when it comes to semi-retired former champion Chuck Liddell's appearance on the ABC series "Dancing with the Stars," White's all for it. "I think it's interesting," White said. "I think that it's great because Chuck needs something to do with his time right now, and he's taking it serious and he's training for it. It's good to see him fired up and taking something serious and back in the gym."
Submitted Sep 1, 2009 8:52AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: Fighting Brock Lesnar would be ‘awesome’
(mmamania.com)
“I like big fights like that. It would be my pleasure, but if they gave me a title shot, it would be awesome. I have more experience than (Lesnar). That’s a big advantage I have. A lot of jiu-jitsu and good standing up, make him tired man, move around, move around. When I get his timing, hit him with a good right hand and box him, box him and get him tired. I’ve been in there a long time. I can see what’s going on. If he goes on the top into my guard, I can play with him. Let’s see, let’s see what is going to happen.” UFC heavyweight contender Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira breaks down a possible future bout against current champion Brock Lesnar. “Minotauro” reinserted himself into the title picture with a thrilling three round victory over Randy Couture at UFC 102 on August 29 in Portland. That victory helped erase the memories of a “half-dead” Nogueira getting trounced by a suddenly pugilistic Frank Mir back at UFC 92. Does a reborn Big Nog still have the ability to finish off the major players in his division? Or will bruising behemoths like Shane Carwin and Brock Lesnar turn him into Brazilian confetti?
Submitted Aug 31, 2009 9:02PM by SmileR - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Could a "Big" Referee Return To UFC In October?
(mmajunkie.com)
If the CSAC makes it so via referee assignments, maybe. That today is according to veteran referee "Big" John McCarthy on possibly returning to UFC at UFC 104 in Los Angeles. California is one of a few states McCarthy is currently licensed in, meaning he could work the UFC event, but says it's up to the CSAC and there's no guarantee he'll be used.
Submitted Aug 31, 2009 6:52PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei and Anderson bury the hatchet at UFC 102
(demandmma.com)
Despite a pretty public feud between the two icons in the last couple of months, it looks as if a meeting at UFC 102 may have put an end to it all.
Submitted Aug 31, 2009 1:32PM by BrutalKnockOut - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Carwin reveals Velasquez/Rothwell to fight for title next
(mmabay.co.uk)
When asked about the possibility of facing either Randy Couture or Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira somewhere down the line should he capture the title against Brock Lesnar, Carwin revealed: “I was told that the winner of the Brock fight will likely face the winner of the Cain and Rothwell fight at UFC 104.”
Submitted Aug 31, 2009 12:48PM by MMAcca - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Despite UFC 102 headliner, White reiterates no interest in five-round non-title fights
(mmajunkie.com)
If you thought Saturday's Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Randy Couture UFC 102 main event fight might have swayed Dana White to change his mind and allow five-round non-title fights in the UFC, think again. Although the Nevada State Athletic Commission has officially opened the door for non-title five-rounders, the UFC won't be using the option. White admits that while watching Nogueira navigate his way to a decision victory at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore., he thought about it. But the purist in him wants to keep five-round fights strictly for championship bouts.
Submitted Aug 31, 2009 11:25AM by emfleek - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 102 Medical Suspensions
(demandmma.com)
It looks like everyone that performed at UFC 102 is going to be just fine. The only person whose status is still unknown is Ed Herman. A few others such as Chris Leben, Krzysztof Soszynski, Chris Tuchscherer, Mark Munoz, and Justin McCully were further evaluated following the event.
Submitted Aug 30, 2009 8:31PM by BDON911 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 102 Fighter Payouts
(mmaweekly.com)
The Oregon State Athletic Commission has revealed the disclosed fighter payouts from UFC 102. The total disclosed payouts were $1,285,000 with the biggest share-$400,000-going to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Submitted Aug 30, 2009 7:49PM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Randy Couture signs six-fight, 28 month UFC contract
(mmamania.com)
As the sport of mixed martial arts continues to grow at an incredible rate, so too does the talent pool from which the UFC has to choose from when fine tuning its roster. As a result, most fighters get a little nervous about their future after losing back-to-back fights inside the Octagon. Then again, Randy Couture isn’t like most fighters. On the heels of his unanimous decision loss to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 102 on August 29, the hall-of-famer and five-time champion has confirmed a new UFC contract that will secure his services for up to six fights in the span of 28 months. The new deal supersedes his contract from September 2008, when “The Natural” returned from a bitter contract dispute to defend his title against Brock Lesnar at UFC 91.
Submitted Aug 30, 2009 1:44PM by SmileR - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nogueira Defeats Couture in UFC 102
(washingtonpost.com)
A rare appearance before hometown fans ended in disappointment for Randy Couture, who lost an unanimous decision to Brazil's Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in the main event Saturday at UFC 102.
Submitted Aug 30, 2009 1:25PM by zephead - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After earning fastest knockout in UFC history, Todd Duffee focused on different record
(mmajunkie.com)
PORTLAND, Ore. – Six months of build-up for UFC newcomer Todd Duffee (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) turned into just seven seconds of work. After signing with the UFC way back in February, Duffee had to wait until this past Saturday's UFC 102 in Portland, Ore., to make his UFC debut. And while the 23-year-old dispatched of Tim Hague in just seven seconds – the quickest knockout in UFC history – Duffee told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that's not the record he's most concerned with. "Yes, I'm young, but I want to build my record," Duffee said. "I want a legit record, and I want to do it at this level."
Submitted Aug 30, 2009 11:14AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC President Dana White admits pricing structure led to less-than-expected UFC 102 gate
(mmajunkie.com)
PORTLAND, Ore. – One of the prevailing story lines surrounding Saturday's UFC 102 in Portland, Ore., was the slower-than-expected ticket sales for the UFC's debut in the Pacific Northwest. In the end, the event attracted more than 16,000 fans for a $1.92 million gate – a figure White was told by officials ranked among the top-five gates ever at the Rose Garden. But for a company that's used to jaw-dropping, record-setting attendance marks, the figures were a slight disappointment. Following the event, UFC president Dana White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he felt his company dropped the ball by over-pricing tickets in the struggling Portland market.
Submitted Aug 30, 2009 11:11AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
"The Spider's" camp calls for Marquardt vs. Henderson; Silva willing to wait for result
(mmajunkie.com)
PORTLAND, Ore. – While many observers felt Saurday's UFC 102 contest between Nate Marquardt (29-8-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) and Demian Maia (10-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) was an unofficial No. 1 contender contest, the next challenger for middleweight champ Anderson Silva (25-4 MMA, 10-0 UFC) remains unclear. Marquardt impressively dispatched of Maia in just 21 seconds, picking up the Portland, Ore., event's "Knockout of the Night" in the process. But following the event, UFC president Dana White wasn't quite ready to schedule Marquardt vs. Silva II, and Silva's camp told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that they feel the organization should go in a different direction. i made a thread for this asking the same question shortly after the Marquart fight i guess the Silva camp agree with me
Submitted Aug 30, 2009 8:24AM by mentalcase - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC champ Matt Hughes targeted for early 2010 return
(mmajunkie.com)
Four months have passed since Matt Hughes most recently entered the octagon, and it'll be at least another four before he makes his return. On Thursday UFC president Dana White said he expects Hughes (43-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC) to fight again in early 2010, possibly around the time of the organization's annual SuperBowl weekend card.
Submitted Aug 29, 2009 2:02PM by sclasclemski - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rampage vs. Rashad in jeopardy?
(demandmma.com)
Looks as if the rumors of Rampage taking off to Hollywood are true, thus putting the UFC 107 main event with Rashad Evans in jeopardy.
Submitted Aug 28, 2009 10:56PM by BrutalKnockOut - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 102 co-headliner Keith Jardine isn't one for typical pre-event hoopla
(mmajunkie.com)
PORTLAND, Ore. – One glance from Keith Jardine can prove that "Dean of Mean" is more than just a rhyming nickname. The UFC star continues to gain in popularity with the fans despite a herky-jerky style inside and outside the octagon. "To me, all great fighters should have something cool or different about their style," coach Greg Jackson told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "Muhammad Ali did everything wrong, but he was 'The Greatest.' I like it when people say he has an awkward style. If they said he was awkward and he sucked that would be one thing, but Keith is decent." On Saturday, Jardine (14-5-1) and his unique style will face Thiago Silva at UFC 102 in Portland, Ore. Jardine also brought a unique style to the pre-fight hoopla. Contractually obliged to participate in open workouts, he waded through the reporters and cameras with his shoulders slumped and head down. He kept his eyes on the floor while shadowboxing with a surliness that seemed to emanate Don't. Bother. Me.
Submitted Aug 28, 2009 8:49PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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