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Rashad Evans credits "The Ultimate Fighter 10" coaching success to Team Jackson
(mmajunkie.com)
Evans knew there was no better way to endorse Team Jackson than to share the team's philosophies. "I didn't want to be the best coach ever," Evans said. "It wasn't about me showing off. It's about showing what a camp has to offer. ... Greg Jackson encourages us to go out there and learn and bring it back to the team. That's one of the things that makes us such a great team. "If you stay in one place too long, it can get stale. ... I kept that in mind on the show."
Submitted Dec 3, 2009 4:39PM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kimbo Slice Struggling with First Weight Cut
(mmaweekly.com)
Kimbo Slice, 35, says he was in middle school the last time he was at 215 pounds. Slice, also known as Kevin Ferguson, is the only contestant in “The Ultimate Fighter” season 10 cast that was required to drop weight for the show’s finale, slated for this Saturday in Las Vegas. He fights fellow brawler Houston Alexander at a catchweight of 215 pounds. Alexander normally competes at light heavyweight. Slice usually fights at around 235 pounds. It’s the first time he’s had to cut weight in his two-plus years as an MMA fighter – and he’s not liking it. “Not good,” the generously bearded heavyweight said of his first weigh cut. “Not good. Moody… you just don’t feel the same. It’s mental, but it’s not a good feeling, to be honest with you.”
Submitted Dec 3, 2009 3:59PM by emfleek - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Junior Dos Santos vs Gilbert Yvel at UFC 108
(tatame.com)
Junior dos Santos has an opponent to UFC 108. According to his boxing coach, Luis Dorea, the Brazilian heavyweight faces former Pride fighter Gilbert Yvel, who comes from an devastating knockout victory over Pedro Rizzo...
Submitted Dec 3, 2009 3:09PM by Jride - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 10: Final episodes recap
(mmamania.com)
Dana White called it a "great season." Do you agree? Well, ever since Kimbo got marshmallowed out of the competition by Roy Nelson in episode three, all we've heard from the former YouTube star was how badly he wanted a second chance at TUF stardom. He would Hulk-up and blow steam from his nose like an angry bull whenever a fellow fighter fell ill. Then White presents it as a real possibility.....
Submitted Dec 3, 2009 5:22AM by jae_1833 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Darrill Schoonover vs. James McSweeney set for The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
Saturday's fight could be Schoonover's last for a while. After spending four years in the Army and spending the next two working on his pro career, he recently said he's been called back into service and could ship out to Afghanistan.
Submitted Dec 3, 2009 5:19AM by jae_1833 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 10 Finale: Jon Jones
(bit.ly)
This Saturday night from the Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada the contestants on The Ultimate Fighter will be fighting their way into the UFC inside the Octagon, but the main event also has a young talented prospect in the making as undefeated light heavyweight phenom Jon ‘Bones’ Jones takes on Matt ‘The Hammer’ Hamill in the main event who will be a stern test for the 22 year old fighter out of New York, but is taking this fight seriously and is not overlooking his opponent in the least bit either.
Submitted Dec 2, 2009 7:47PM by MaxOne - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Global Awareness Grows; No. 3 on Google's 2009 Rising Sports Searches
(bit.ly)
UFC President Dana White has consistenly spoken about bringing his organization to the world and having it surpass soccer as the world's most popular sport.
Submitted Dec 2, 2009 7:41PM by MaxOne - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Maia claims he would have tangled Marquardt up if he went for the coup de grace
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
“A lot of people say that what [Marquardt] had done was nice, because he didn’t hit me on the floor,” said Demian in the conversation that was translated by Tatame.com. “Maybe it was, but maybe he stopped because if he misses the punch I would tangle with him and the fight would still be going on.”
Submitted Dec 2, 2009 4:11PM by postman - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
RENZO GRACIE CONFIRMS UFC SIGNING
(mmaweekly.com)
The 42-year-old Gracie on Wednesday, in an interview with Combate.com’s Paula Sack, confirmed wide speculation that he has indeed signed to make his promotional debut for the UFC in 2010. Talks about Hughes and Brown .
Submitted Dec 2, 2009 4:06PM by postman - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
ESPN UK airs The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale live on Sunday morning
(mmajunkie.com)
Fight fans in the United Kingdom can rejoice; The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale will air live after all. After initial confusion and apparently no plans for a broadcast, UFC UK President Marshall Zelaznik today confirmed the event is slated to air live on ESPN UK.
Submitted Dec 2, 2009 3:55PM by postman - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 110 Officially Announced, Will Be PPV
(mmajunkie.com)
Confirming what had been expected for some time now, UFC officially announced UFC 110 for Australia today. The event will be Sunday, February 22, meaning with the time differences it will air Saturday, February 21 in the US, and as previously reported it will air on PPV. No fights were announced.
Submitted Dec 2, 2009 9:40AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ryan Bader vs. Keith Jardine for UFC 110 in Australia
(mmaweekly.com)
A light heavyweight bout has been added to the UFC's first trip to the land down under as former "Ultimate Fighter" winner, Ryan "Darth" Bader, looks to keep his undefeated record in tact as he faces "The Dean of Mean" Keith Jardine. The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday by multiple sources close to the fight who indicated bout agreements have been issued for the upcoming fight. Ryan Bader has looked strong in both of his fights since winning the "Ultimate Fighter" competition, most recently a unanimous decision victory over Eric "Red" Schafer. The former All-American from Arizona State showed some dangerous stand-up to compliment his impressive wrestling background to batter Schafer for the better part of the fight to get the win. Now taking a step forward in competition, Bader sets his sights on Keith Jardine, who has been a perennially tough fighter always in or hovering around the top ten of the 205lb division.
Submitted Dec 1, 2009 11:40PM by Macheetah - 21 comments
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Josh Koscheck vs. Paulo Thiago II Being Targeted for UFC 109
(mma.fanhouse.com)
The UFC is targeting a welterweight rematch between Josh Koscheck and Paulo Thiago at UFC 109 on Feb. 6. FanHouse learned of the potential fight on Tuesday, but the bout has yet to be made official by the organization. Thiago defeated Koscheck in a stunning upset at UFC 95 last February via first round TKO in the Brazilian's Octagon debut. Since then, Thiago has gone 1-1 in the UFC, losing to Koscheck's teammate, Jon Fitch, at UFC 100 and beating Jacob Volkmann UFC 106 in November. Meanwhile, Koscheck was also victorious at UFC 106 against Anthony Johnson. The American Kickboxing Academy product also picked up a win over Frank Trigg at UFC 103 since the loss to Thiago. Following Koscheck's victory over Johnson, he told Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview that he deserved a title shot against 170-pound champion Georges St-Pierre next, not current No. 1 contender, Dan Hardy. "I'm the No. 1 freaking contender in this weight division, right here," he said. The UFC 109 event has yet to be made official by the organization, but it is expected to take place Super Bowl weekend at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Other fights rumored to be on the card include Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman and Frank Trigg vs. Matt Serra.
Submitted Dec 1, 2009 3:45PM by Jride - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 108 - Paul Daley Vs Carlos Condit Now Co-Main Event
(mmabay.co.uk)
The welterweight showdown between Brit, Paul “Semtex” Daley and “The Natural Born Killer” Carlos Condit has been made the co-main event of the evening at UFC 108 on January 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Submitted Dec 1, 2009 3:43PM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Maybe Vitor Belfort Won't Leapfrog Nate Marquardt For Title Shot After All
(cagepotato.com)
When it was initially announced that Vitor Belfort was getting the next crack at UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva, everyone from Ed Soares to Belfort himself acknowledged that this was at least partially bullshit. The good news is that, with Anderson Silva still sidelined due to a lingering injury, Belfort looks like he'll get his chance to prove he deserves the shot in a top contender bout with Nate Marquardt. Think of it as a rare instance of an injury pullout by a UFC champ resulting in a fight that probably makes more sense than the original title contest. When you think about how often this type of thing has been happening to the UFC of late, it only makes sense that sooner or later it would have to turn out to be a blessing in disguise. That's just the law of averages at work.
Submitted Dec 1, 2009 2:54PM by RhythmAndStyle - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Junior dos Santos waiting for an opponent
(tatame.com)
With Gonzaga’s left, Junior’s presence is a doubt, but the heavyweight wants to stay on the card, scheduled to January 2. “I’m waiting an UFC proposal, but probably they will put someone else on his place. As the most of the heavyweights are sick or have scheduled fights, there are few fighters to put, but I believe that they will find someone (laughs)“, Junior said, analyzing the possible opponents. “I’ll tell you, I was thinking about that“, reveals, laughing. “UFC has no options. Cain Velasquez might fight Rodrigo (Nogueira) in February, it looks like (Shane) Carwin went on surgery on his hand, I don’t know. There are some new guys on the UFC, but we hope that they match with someone more known on UFC“.
Submitted Dec 1, 2009 2:50PM by RhythmAndStyle - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Still Healing: Nogueira Fighting Staph Battle
(sherdog.com)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, the only man to hold both UFC and Pride heavyweight titles, spoke with Sherdog.com while he was in Las Vegas to watch his brother fight at UFC 106. Now scheduled to face Cain Velasquez at UFC 110 in Australia on Feb. 21, Nogueira explained the reason for his withdrawal from the original Jan. 2 date. Check out this exclusive video to watch the former champ discuss his on-and-off battle with multiple staph infections over the past year. He also discusses the possibility of fighting for a potential interim title should champion Brock Lesnar remain sidelined for the foreseeable future.
Submitted Dec 1, 2009 12:44PM by ncordless - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Sadollah vs. Blackburn Likely For UFN 20 Main Card
(mmajunkie.com)
Virginia native Amir Sadollah likely will get a chance to fight in front of the hometown fans in January. He reportedly has agreed to face Brad Blackburn at UFN 20 in Va. on January 11, paperwork pending. The slot was left open after Mike Guymon vs. Rory MacDonald was added to the prelim card Monday.
Submitted Dec 1, 2009 10:33AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Hughes Says Next Fight Could Be 4/10
(mmajunkie.com)
Although the original plan was for Matt Hughes to next fight in UFC in February, possibly at UFC 109 or 110, he now says his next fight will be April 10. No UFC event is set for that date, so presumably that's UFC 112. Hughes hasn't fought since beating Matt Serra in July.
Submitted Dec 1, 2009 9:06AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Quick Quote: Anderson Silva's manager confirms pending Belfort fight
(mmamania.com)
“It’s a tough fight, Vitor is a dangerous guy, but Anderson is a tough guy, (Vitor) is gonna fight the best pound for pound fighter in the world.” -- UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva’s manager, Jorge Guimaraes, talks to Tatame.com about the looming 2010 match up between the "Spider" and "Phenom."
Submitted Dec 1, 2009 1:22AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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