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Will Fedor join the UFC? Who knows.
(msn.foxsports.com)
Friday could be the day dreams come true for millions of MMA fans. UFC President Dana White is holding a conference call that day, and from various reports, the most powerful man in mixed martial arts will be making some kind of a huge announcement. According to a report on the Los Angeles Times' Web site Tuesday, Fedor Emelianenko agreed to a deal with the UFC. However, Emelianenko's promotion company — M-1 Global — denied that, according to another report.
Submitted Jul 29, 2009 8:41AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
SOTIROPOULOS FACES TEAMMATE AT UFC 101
(mmaweekly.com)
Less than a month ago, lightweight George Sotiropoulos was huffing and puffing alongside George Roop at Xtreme Couture, training for a fight against Rob Emerson at UFC 101. But Emerson sustained a bad cut last Monday and was forced to withdraw from the Aug. 8 fight in Philadelphia, leaving Sotiropoulos without an opponent. Roop was uninjured and un-booked after a decision victory over Dave Kaplan at UFC 98. Gym-mates or not, it was business – Roop was the next target.
Submitted Jul 29, 2009 8:24AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
ANDERSON SILVA MOVING UP, MOVING ON
(mmaweekly.com)
Weight – whether of the physical sort or the kind that puts pressure on a champion’s shoulders – is not slowing Anderson Silva down. During a media teleconference promoting his upcoming bout with Forrest Griffin at UFC 101, his second trip to light heavyweight, Silva said he could deal with both. On the physical side, it’s easy to see when he trains with regular partners Rafael “Feijao” Calvancante and the Nogueira brothers.
Submitted Jul 29, 2009 8:24AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Joe Daddy Stevenson: "why is Aoki down playing me?"
(joestevenson.com)
Here is Joe daddy's response to Aoki's recent comments saying how he wanted Nate Diaz to win against Joe Daddy so the UFC would cut him and he would go to dream.. Why is aoki down playing me! Aoki is a spectacular fighter can he beat me no. Game over it is all style
Submitted Jul 29, 2009 4:13AM by ufc88 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The UFC absorbs twenty Affliction contracts, details to come on Friday
(mmabay.co.uk)
The UFC have taken over the contracts of around twenty Affliction fighters following their collapse last Friday, with rumours beginning to circulate that there could be a few big names involved. According to InsideFights.com a Zuffa official revealed the news to them earlier this week, with the two promotions coming to the agreement that Affliction would stop promoting MMA events.
Submitted Jul 29, 2009 1:35AM by MMAcca - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
M-1 Global Denies Rumors of UFC Deal With Fedor Emelianenko
(bloodyelbow.com)
"I can give you a guarantee it's not accurate," said Apy Echteld of M-1 Global, a St. Petersburg, Russia-based promotion and management company of which Emelianenko is an equity stakeholder. ... Echteld declined to comment on negotiations between M-1 Global and the UFC, which are rumored to be taking place Tuesday in Los Angeles. He pointed to a press conference Wednesday in Anaheim, Calif., for "important" news on Emelianenko's fate.
Submitted Jul 29, 2009 1:31AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC nears deal with ESPN to screen MMA events on UK television
(mmamania.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) may have finally found a permanent home for its live programming in the United Kingdom (UK) after an abrupt end to its partnership with Setanta Sports earlier this year. According to The Sun, a new deal with ESPN is expected to be announced during a UFC press conference on Friday, July 31. “The Worldwide Leader in Sports” will reportedly launch their UK channel shortly after that on August 3 with plans to air UFC 101 as its first major event on August 8.
Submitted Jul 29, 2009 1:29AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rothwell-Gormley Moved to UFC
(sherdog.com)
Another abandoned Affliction bout has found a home. Ben Rothwell and Chase Gormley will make their Octagon debuts in a heavyweight bout at UFC 104 on Oct. 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations.
Submitted Jul 28, 2009 10:57PM by Playground_Samurai - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fedor Emelianenko, UFC finalizing deal
(latimesblogs.latimes.com)
A long-awaited agreement between the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the man considered the world's best mixed martial arts fighter, Fedor Emelianenko, is expected to be announced by UFC President Dana White on Friday, a source with information about the negotiations told The Times today. The source, who asked not to be identified because he's not authorized to speak publicly about the dealings, called negotiations between the UFC and Fedor "very civil" just days after Fedor's scheduled Affliction Trilogy fight Saturday against Josh Barnett was canceled.
Submitted Jul 28, 2009 8:53PM by StorminYourman - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC, M-1 Global
 
Fedor to address media @ wed night presser
(mmajunkie.com)
Following the cancellation of "Affliction: Trilogy" and the collapse of the entire Affliction promotion, the man widely considered to be the world's top-heavyweight, Fedor Emelianenko, is currently without an upcoming fight. And as the world waits to see where the fighters from the now-defunct Affliction promotion end up, speculation continues to mount regarding where Emelianenko will fight next.
Submitted Jul 28, 2009 3:57PM by pv3Hpv3p - 4 comments
Filed under: Affliction, StrikeForce, UFC, M-1 Global
 
CNBC's "Ultimate Fighting: Fistful of Dollars" tonight
(mixedmartialarts.com)
CNBC'S "ULTIMATE FIGHTING: FISTFUL OF DOLLARS" will premiere on Wednesday, July 29th at 10PM and 1AM ET. The documentary will re-air on Friday, July 31st at 1AM and Sunday, August 2nd at 10PM ET. It's a hit business like no other. And CNBC is ready for a rematch. Ultimate Fighting Championship – the premiere name in the sport of mixed martial arts.
Submitted Jul 28, 2009 11:26AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC
 
Fred Ettish to Return!
(sherdog.com)
Here's one for the veteran Fan. The Long-Ridiculed Cult Figure Hopes to Exercise his Cage Demons, at 53 years of Age. Maybe they can get Keith Hackney or someone to face him.
Submitted Jul 28, 2009 9:58AM by jahdoug - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, UFC
 
George St. Pierre has ‘no fear:’ UFC champ featured in Rolling Stone
(mmamania.com)
“This former Montreal club bouncer isn’t huge — he’s 5-10, 170 pounds — but it hardly matters. Check any Mixed Martial Arts ranking for his class and you’ll find GSP near the top. Marketers envision him as the sport’s big breakout star — he’s the first MMA guy to pimp Gatorade, for one thing — and his win over Thiago Alves at UFC 100 could very well be the fight that does it.
Submitted Jul 28, 2009 9:01AM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Forrest Griffin Talks Tito Ortiz Rematch, Pool Tricks and Kenny Powers
(mma.fanhouse.com)
When I spoke to Forrest Griffin about his upcoming showdown against Anderson Silva at UFC 101 on August 8, I got the sense that he wanted to talk about anything but that fight. Fine by me. The former UFC light heavyweight champion is one of the most personable and funny fighters in MMA.
Submitted Jul 28, 2009 8:46AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: Interviews, UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Mauricio Rua Doesn't Deserve A Title Shot Against Lyoto Machida
(mmamania.com)
That perhaps slightly skewed opinion comes from Machida's training partner, UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. Silva feels that despite having much respect for Rua he didn't fight enough to deserve a shot at the belt.
Submitted Jul 28, 2009 6:45AM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
RICARDO ALMEIDA TO USE UFC 101 AS A STEP TO 170
(mmaweekly.com)
Ricardo Almeida has had a successful career competing as a middleweight, amassing a 10-3 professional record, but his UFC 101 bout against Kendall Grove will be the Renzo Gracie black belt's last in the 185-pound division. Following the Aug. 8 event at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Almeida will make the drop down to the welterweight class.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 4:38PM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brock Lesnar Still Loved in Minnesota
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Mike Swick said Brock Lesnar was "probably the most hated man in MMA history." Jesse Ventura said he was "ashamed of his behavior" on "Larry King Live." And Mike Brown wondered if Lesnar's post-UFC 100 antics would attract "hillbilly fans" to MMA.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 3:53PM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Beat Brock? UFC Lists Velasquez, Carwin, dos Santos, Cro Cop, Couture, Nogueira
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Who can stop UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar? The UFC's official web site has delved into that question over the past couple of days, and here's the official answer: Cain Velasquez, Shane Carwin, Junior dos Santos, Mirko Cro Cop, Randy Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 2:10PM by emfleek - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Belfort Willing to Fight Anderson Silva
(5thround.com)
With his “Affliction: Trilogy” fight against WAMMA champ Fedor Emelianenko, ahem Jorge Santiago, officially scrapped, former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort is looking to make a move back to the Octagon and make a run at middleweight king Anderson Silva. “Anderson is a great friend of mine and a big champion but I’m looking for this [fight to happen],” Belfort told OUL Esporte of Brazil. “I cannot comment much on this right now but yeah, I always want to fight the best fighters. Of course it won’t be a pleasure [being Silva’s friend] but there isn’t another way at all in the sport. Kaka and Ronaldinho (Brazilian soccer players) are friends and have faced each other many times. It is part of my work and I need it to afford milk to the children at home.”
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 1:32PM by emfleek - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White honored as "Sportsman of the Year" while $250K awarded to The Caring Place
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC President Dana White was honored over the weekend as 2009 Nevada Sportsman of the Year, joining previous honorees Joe and Gavin Maloof, UNLV basketball coach Lon Kruger and boxing promoter Bob Arum as a recipient of the award. But White wasn't the only big winner of the weekend.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 1:28PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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