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Ultimate Fighter Finale Weigh-In Video Info
(mma.fanhouse.com)
The UFC's Ultimate Fighter Finale weigh-ins will take place Friday at 7 PM ET at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, and if you can't make it out there, you can watch the weigh-ins right here (FanHouse).
Submitted Jun 19, 2009 10:50AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Sanchez Tells Clay Guida: "It's On Homie" at TUF 9 Finale and Demands Title Shot
(bloodyelbow.com)
Steve Cofield interviews Diego Sanchez and gets him wound up about Clay Guida's recent critique of his striking style: "Wanna talk some trash? Now it's on homie. Clay, I know you're going to try and throw your little 1-2 combo to a takedown. I'll be waiting for that, also a big left knee is gonna be waiting for that. The same thing Roger (Huerta) did to you, except my knee is going to be harder, more accurate and timed perfect."
Submitted Jun 19, 2009 8:45AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bisping and Henderson Figure Their Fight Will Sell Itself
(cagepotato.com)
Last night's season finale of The Ultimate Fighter ended with each coach telling us exactly what he thinks of the other guy; basically, Dan Henderson thinks Michael Bisping's a douchebag, and Bisping thinks Henderson's time has passed. And maybe they're both right. But with three weeks left until they face each other at UFC 100, tensions aren't exactly building. Here's a highlight from a media conference call held earlier today:
Submitted Jun 18, 2009 5:13PM by MMAcca - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paul Kelly wants Junie Browning next
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Paul Kelly wants TUF8 delinquent Junie Browning as his next opponent - and says he will get one of the UFC's bonus awards if they make that fight happen. “I hope my next match-up is Junie Browning. Its a better match-up for me, he would stand there and fight me, it would be an exciting fight. And he was talking **** about me a bit ago,” Kelly told Fighters Only today.
Submitted Jun 18, 2009 5:11PM by MMAcca - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Rogan on UFC, Stand-Up: 'I'm Very Fortunate; It Keeps Life Interesting'
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Joe Rogan is a man of many interests, and two of those interests will be on display Saturday night on Spike, when his new stand-up comedy special, Talking Monkeys in Space, debuts immediately after the Ultimate Fighter Finale, with Rogan, as usual on UFC shows, providing color commentary.
Submitted Jun 18, 2009 1:30PM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Franca vs. Griffin Likely For UFC 103
(411mania.com)
There are reports that Hermes Franca and Tyson Griffin have verbally agreed to face off at UFC 103 in September. Although not yet officially announced, 103 is expected to take place in Dallas. Both last fought at UFNs 17 & 18, respectively.
Submitted Jun 18, 2009 6:47AM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Osipczak vs. Lester Rounds Out TUF 9 Finale Card
(411mania.com)
According to a source close to one of the fighters, Nick Osipczak vs. Frank Lester is a late addition to the TUF 9 Finale card. This finalizes the card with 10 total fights.
Submitted Jun 18, 2009 6:37AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
New Shogun interview
(graciemag.com)

After solidifying his place in the UFC with two knockout wins, over Chuck Liddell and Mark Coleman, Mauricio Shogun is confirmed to face Lyoto Machida. The bout is worth the organization's light heavyweight belt, which could land Shogun back at the top of the world, a post he was used to occupying back in the days of Pride. Portal das Lutas - How did you feel about getting a shot at the title so quickly? Mauricio Shogun - I was really happy about the title challenge. When Dana White told me I was really happy. Lyoto's my friend, we train together. We've been in contact but there's no way to turn down the fight. PDL - Is there anyone you would never face? MS - The only guy I've said I would never face is Wanderlei (Silva). He is my true friend and I have a special affection for him. PDL - After facing three tough guys (Forrest Griffin, Mark Coleman and Chuck Liddell), now you have this shot at the title. Would you rather do a few more fights and better adapt to the event? MS - The one who decides whether the fight is for the belt is Dana White. When I joined the UFC, there already was the perspective of a shot at the belt soon, for what I had shown in Pride. Against Coleman I didn't fight that great, but against Liddell I did well. That's what Dana White had to work with. I'm new in the house, but I have experience and I'm happy for the opportunity. PDL - For the second time in the organization there's an all-Brazilian title challenge, the other being between Anderson Silva and Thales Leites. How important is that? MS - It shows how strong Brazil is in MMA. I believe that, after soccer, MMA is the sport that best represents Brazil abroad. And we are very well represented, because we really sport the jersey. I'm certain the athletes fight for the country. Brazil is still needy of heroes in sport and it's great motivation. We're out there to represent Brazil. PDL - What do you think of Lyoto? MS - Lyoto is a well-rounded fighter, good standing,on the ground and has good wrestling. He's the man to beat, undefeated and has shown his worth. I repect him, but I'm going to train a lot to come home with the win. PDL - Would you like to send a message out to your fans? MS - I can't promise victory, but I guarantee I'll do my all to represent our country, my team and my state. I would like to thank all my fans and tell them they are my greatest motivation in training every day.
WAR SHOGUN
Submitted Jun 17, 2009 11:40PM by Manfred - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
German Media Reacts to UFC 99
(sherdog.com)
Much of the media coverage in Germany prior to UFC 99 on Saturday was reminiscent of Sen. John McCain’s attack on mixed martial arts in the 1990s. Spurred by local politicians in the midst of their election campaigns and polemic members of Deutschland’s still powerful and influential boxing lobby, the age-old prejudices of “human cockfighting” and “unrestrained brawls” returned to the surface. But what was the postfight coverage like? Sherdog.com followed Germany’s most important newspapers, magazines and television segments for the following overview of the state of German MMA following Zuffa’s first expedition into central Europe. ‘Blood and Circuses’ Editors were texting headlines like “Blood and Circuses” (Berliner Morgenpost), “Cologne Cage Fight Pleases International Mob” (Die Welt) and “Bloodstain on the Canvas” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), and while the majority of coverage surrounding UFC 99 was rather negative, there were a couple of surprisingly well-researched articles written within the past 48 hours.
Submitted Jun 17, 2009 6:57PM by ncordless - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 99 Medical Suspensions
(mmaweekly.com)
The Association of Boxing Commission's official record keeping database, found at mixedmartialarts.com, today released the medical suspensions from Saturday's UFC 99 event.
Submitted Jun 17, 2009 6:33PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 9 Finale: Diego Sanchez Seeks to Validate Hype Surrounding Lightweight Move
(bloodyelbow.com)
Clay Guida (25-9) is no stranger to being given some of the stiffest competition within the UFC's lightweight division. He took on a much taller, more skilled Nate Diaz and managed to squeak out a decision win. He pushed the pace so vigorously against TUF alum Mac Danzig that Danzig's will to continue had been broken by the third round. He waged a relentless but losing war against Roger Huerta that many fans considered one of the most entertaining battles of 2007. Saturday night's Ultimate Fighter Season 9 Finale at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada won't be any different as Guida will be taking on one of the UFC's newest lightweight additions in the highly-touted Diego Sanchez (20-2).
Submitted Jun 17, 2009 1:18PM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Clay Guida: "After I Beat Diego Sanchez, I've Earned a UFC Title Shot."
(mma.fanhouse.com)
After winning three straight fights in the Octagon over the last year and a half, Clay Guida has the biggest fight of his career ahead of him on Saturday night against Diego Sanchez at the Ultimate Fighter Finale -- a fight that Guida says will earn him a shot at the UFC lightweight title. In an interview with FanHouse, Guida said he thinks he's at the top of his game heading into the fight with Sanchez, and that he expects to beat Sanchez and earn a shot at the winner of the August title fight between BJ Penn and Kenny Florian. The full interview is below.
Submitted Jun 17, 2009 1:11PM by emfleek - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Al-Turk To Get Another Shot
(mmajunkie.com)
Although he's 0-2 so far in UFC, it's not "Strike 2, You're Out" for Mustapha al-Turk. His instructor says the Heavyweight will be offered another shot in UFC despite losing his first 2 fights, with one likely difference-no Dan Miragliotta as referee.
Submitted Jun 17, 2009 10:30AM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Hardy Not Quite Ready For Mike Swick
(mmamania.com)
Although he's ready to take the next step in UFC, Dan Hardy says don't be so "Quick" to put him up against Mike Swick. Hardy's not against the fight later on but right now he feels Swick needs a "bigger fight" than him.
Submitted Jun 17, 2009 10:28AM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC HW Contenders Are Of No Consequence To Brock Lesnar
(mmamania.com)
Even though his next foe, Frank Mir, has already beaten him in UFC, Brock Lesnar doesn't really feel threatened by any of the top contenders in the Heavyweight division. That being said, he also says he's keeping everything in perspective and keeping it real.
Submitted Jun 17, 2009 10:26AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
M-1 Challenge veterans Lucio Linhares and Mikhail Zayats to meet at "Affliction: Trilogy"
(mmajunkie.com)
Affliction continues to round out the card for its August effort, "Trilogy," as a middleweight bout between M-1 Challenge veterans Lucio Linhares (12-4) and Mikhail Zayats (8-3) has been officially added to the evening's preliminary activities. The bout will serve as a rematch to the pair's June 2008 meeting – a hotly contested decision ultimately awarded to Zayats.
Submitted Jun 17, 2009 9:44AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lyle Beerbohm: From Prison Inmate to Undefeated MMA Fighter
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Lyle Beerbohm will attempt to run his professional mixed martial arts record to 10-0 on Friday night when he steps into the cage against Duane Ludwig at the Strikeforce Challenger Series event in Kent, Wash. But whether Beerbohm wins or loses, he's come a long way from where he was three years ago, in a very different kind of cage. Beerbohm spent a year and a half at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Wash., as a result of multiple felony convictions, all related to his crystal meth addiction. But Beerbohm discovered MMA while locked up, and he knew he had found his new calling.
Submitted Jun 17, 2009 8:46AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
The Return of Spectacle to the MMA Landscape: Kimbo Slice on TUF, Kyle Maynard and More
(bloodyelbow.com)
It started as a spectacle, a gladiator contest in an octagon that promoters considered surrounding with a shark-filled moat rather than a steel-mesh fence. The first Ultimate Fighting Championship began with Gerard Gordeau kicking Teila Tuli's teeth across the arena and ended with the very same Dutchman trying to bite Royce Gracie's ear, Tyson style. In those early days, the event thrived on being a freakshow. With no television coverage and no online audience to cater to, the UFC counted on newspaper articles to spread the word. The early UFC had no intention of being a sport. They were a spectacle- and they loved it.
Submitted Jun 17, 2009 8:39AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 101 Preview: Forrest Griffin
(bloodyelbow.com)
Forrest Griffin discusses UFC 101.
Submitted Jun 17, 2009 8:37AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cain Velasquez talks UFC 99 and his future in the heavyweight division
(mmamania.com)
The amount of build-up bestowed upon Cain Velasquez leading up to UFC 99 bordered on “enough already.” But when it was learned that Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic refused to replace Heath Herring against Velasquez, it spoke volumes about a reputation that has preceded Cain ever since he signed with the UFC. As overhyped as some thought Velasquez was, the pounding he put on Cheick Kongo was a tipping point for him becoming a credible name among UFC fans. Credit fellow Mexican-American fighter Miguel Torres for declaring it would be Cain’s coming-out party.
Submitted Jun 17, 2009 1:53AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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