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UFC 101 Bonuses
(demandmma.com)
Anderson wins KO of the night and Fight of the night. BJ Penn wins sub of the night.
Submitted Aug 9, 2009 2:25AM by BDON911 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
"Best of Pride" coming to Spike TV!
(demandmma.com)
Check out some of the new programming to debut this year on Spike TV, including a series dedicated to the greatest fights in Pride history!!!!
Submitted Aug 7, 2009 8:30PM by BrutalKnockOut - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC, PrideFC, General MMA
 
Wilson Gouveia Off 102 With Injury
(411mania.com)
Ed Herman might've picked a bad time to step out of his UFN 19 fight for a UFC 102 fight. After James Irvin went down with an injury and was forced off UFC 102, Herman stepped up to be the replacement and face Wilson Gouveia. Now Gouveia is off due to a back injury. No word on if there will be a replacement for Gouveia.
Submitted Aug 7, 2009 6:07PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Edith fired for being hungover?
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Edith LeBelle is officially no longer a UFC Octagon girl, as fans suspected when they noticed she had been removed from the UFC site. "Something happened, but at this time, I can only confirm that Edith no longer works for the UFC," her manager told MMA FanHouse. The ‘something’ that happened has not been made public by the UFC either. In fact the UFC has made no comment on the Canadian’s departure at all. But Fighters Only has been given to understand that LaBelle landed in hot water after phoning the UFC on the morning of UFC 100 and telling them she was too ill to work the event that night. The UFC apparently disputed that and claimed she was hungover from partying in Las Vegas the night before. As a result, she was dismissed with immediate effect, which is why viewers did not see her working the Octagon at UFC 100.
Submitted Aug 7, 2009 6:05PM by grappler0000 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
UFC 101 Weigh-Ins Results
(mmajunkie.com)
The weigh-ins for tomorrow's UFC 101 event are now in the books. Everyone made weight so all the fights are official. Also of note perhaps is that Amir Sadollah came in a whopping 3.5 pounds under the limit, coming in at 166.5.
Submitted Aug 7, 2009 5:21PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Forrest Griffin Embraces Challenge of Solving Anderson Silva's Riddle
(mma.fanhouse.com)
PHILADELPHIA -- From the beginning, he's been the underdog. You want to talk about taking the hard road? In his first professional fight, Forrest Griffin didn't face a fellow rookie. He didn't even compete against a hot prospect. The first time he stepped into a cage, Griffin fought Dan "the Beast" Severn, an ex-UFC tournament champion in his 58th career fight.
Submitted Aug 7, 2009 10:50AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC president Dana White dishes insults, takes aim at rival "Strike-farce"
(mmajunkie.com)
PHILADELPHIA - It appears the friendly rivalry between the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Strikeforce is no more. Although Dana White previously had been complimentary of Strikeforce and its co-founder and president, Scott Coker, the UFC president today referred to the organization as "Strike-farce" and hinted that counter-programming and public criticism – often-used weapons with former rivals such as EliteXC and Affliction – could be on the way.
Submitted Aug 7, 2009 8:24AM by emfleek - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bring Your "A" Games, Fighters, Or Else...You're In Philly
(mmamania.com)
No, that wasn't Dana White's pre-UFC 101 pep talk to the fighters. That's a quote from Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission Executive Director Greg Sirb on what he's telling the fighters ahead of Saturday's event. He says remember this isn't Vegas or New Jersey-bring your "B" game, and Philly fans will be Philly fans...meaning the fighters are going to hear it.
Submitted Aug 7, 2009 6:31AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Silva Talks Gegard Mousasi: "We Never Even Made an Offer to Mousasi"
(bloodyelbow.com)
"Contrary to the claim made today by M-1 that Mousasi was on the phone during negotiations with Joe Silva for his services, Joe adamantly denies that is true. Had that been the case, there would have been no reason for Mousasi to call Joe to question Echteld’s claim of a $40,000/$40,000 offer from the UFC."
Submitted Aug 7, 2009 12:41AM by Wolfenstein - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Video of the Day: BJ Penn backtracking, appologetic for GSP-steroids comments
(mmatraining.com)
BJ Penn’s recent public comments about Georges St-Pierre using steroids have probably led to Dana White giving him a verbal lashing for such an idiotic comment. It’s safe to say that the UFC probably doesn’t want the negative publicity of that the MLB or WWE gets for steroids, but this news is already finding itself in front of the mainstream on news such as Yahoo!. Have a look at these two videos posted by BJ Penn *after* the story caught fire.
Submitted Aug 6, 2009 10:49PM by adamsb - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Miller vs Aaron Simpson (Dan Miller replacing Ed Herman) at Sept 19 UFN
(mmaweekly.com)
Originally slated for Ed Herman vs Aaron Simpson, Herman is now fighting Wilson Gouveia after James Irvin had to back out due to injury. I like Dan Miller to win this bout by 2nd round submission - Guillotine. Those Jersey Millers can scrap! !
Submitted Aug 6, 2009 6:50PM by KaibaThedon - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ben Rothwell on lesnar : I literally knocked a guy into a concussion during sparring with a head kick.
(cagepotato.com)
"Actually, a year before he really started in MMA, Lesnar came to our camp for two weeks. He watched as I – and I’m not happy about it or bragging about it – but I literally knocked a guy into a concussion during sparring with a head kick. Lesnar just said, ‘Please don’t do that to me.’ He’s not going to forget that. He’s going to know that one hit from me and that could be it " Look out Fyodor .
Submitted Aug 6, 2009 5:57PM by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva: ‘[Robert Drysdale] is an idiot!’
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jiitsu and BJJ coach to former UFC light-heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin, Robert Drysdale has recently come under fire by UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva for statements the decorated submission specialist made during the recent airing of the UFC 101 Countdown on Spike TV.
Submitted Aug 6, 2009 2:10PM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
BJ Penn Is Pretty Sure That Georges St. Pierre Uses Steroids
(cagepotato.com)
His greasing crusade never amounted to much, but UFC lightweight champ BJ Penn won't rest until arch-rival Georges St. Pierre is busted for something. In a new interview with Yahoo! Sports, the Prodigy launched yet another explosive accusation: "It’s just my opinion that he uses steroids. That’s it...I can’t hand you any proof, but that’s my opinion...In my opinion, he doesn’t play by the rules when it comes to steroids and growth hormones and that stuff. Look at him. He’s the worst. He looks like that every day. That’s cheating. There is a reason why there are rules against using steroids. The rest of us, we get fat, then we train and get skinny and the cycle goes over and over again. He looks the same way all the time. Come on.” Allow us to float an alternate theory: GSP is bigger and stronger than BJ genetically, and works out all year long, and Penn is just saying these things to bait St. Pierre into a third fight that nobody wants to see except Penn himself. I mean, I can't hand you any proof on this, but it's my opinion.
Submitted Aug 6, 2009 9:25AM by SmileR - 48 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
BJ Penn's Scorched Earth Tactics
(bloodyelbow.com)
BJ Penn may claim to be ready for his fight this weekend, but a new Kevin Iole piece suggests Georges St. Pierre is still the main thing on his mind: Penn said he believes St. Pierre uses steroids, though he concedes he has no proof. St. Pierre is arguably the sport’s most popular fighter and Penn knows that making such allegations isn’t going to win him any friends.
Submitted Aug 6, 2009 8:34AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Finally Healthy, Amir Sadollah Looks to Re-Start Career at UFC 101
(mma.fanhouse.com)
PHILADELPHIA – It's been over a year since Amir Sadollah beat CB Dollaway to capture The Ultimate Fighter's season seven championship and earn a UFC contract. But since then the world's most popular 1-0 fighter has been snakebit, suffering back-to-back setbacks during two separate training camps that forced him to pull out of scheduled bouts.
Submitted Aug 6, 2009 8:33AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Randy Couture on UFC 101: Forrest Griffin Will Press Anderson Silva
(mma.fanhouse.com)
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has, in his last two fights, transformed before our eyes from a ferocious finisher to a guy who tries to do just enough to win. That has caused fans to heap scorn on Silva, and as a result, the UFC matched him up with Forrest Griffin at UFC 101, reasoning that Silva couldn't get away with the passive approach against Griffin.
Submitted Aug 6, 2009 8:32AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Relaxed Anderson Silva Says 'I Guarantee You Someone's Going to Fall'
(mma.fanhouse.com)
PHILADELPHIA - Anderson Silva walked into his scheduled workout 30 minutes late, but he had a handshake for everyone in the room and a smile on his face. Wearing an adidas warm-up suit in his standard black-and-yellow colors, Silva showed no signs of being a man under fire.
Submitted Aug 6, 2009 8:31AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
KENNY FLORIAN: "I FEEL LIKE I'VE ALREADY WON"
(mmaweekly.com)
As the weeks have dwindled to days, and the days narrow down to hours, Kenny Florian is nothing, if not appreciative of the position he is in. He steps into the Octagon on Saturday night challenging for UFC lightweight gold for the second time in his career. Not bad for a guy that entered the promotion via The Ultimate Fighter, losing to Diego Sanchez in the finale... as a middleweight, no less. “To me, it’s a dream come true to fight for the belt and go out there and do what I love doing,” Florian told MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday.
Submitted Aug 6, 2009 8:30AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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