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After Years Of Fighting, Wanderlei Silva's Body Made Him Stop This Time
(mmamania.com)
And in comments about the broken ribs that ultimately forced him out of his UFC 116 fight with Yoshihiro Akiyama, he also revealed a knee injury he was working through and how disappointed he is about having to withdraw from the fight. "I went through a very tense and difficult weekend and had a very hard decision. Two weeks ago I felt pain in my knee while I was training wrestling. I had an MRI of my knee and three doctors told me my knee was torn. I took medicine to help with the pain, and although my knee felt loose, I said 'no,' this date is very important to me and I continued training. Last Friday, during sparring, I injured my rib. It was very painful and the next day I had an x-ray and an MRI. I discovered I had three broken ribs. After years of fighting, my body made me stop this time. This is a very, very, very hard moment for me. This was a fight I really, really desired. You cannot imagine how much I wanted to fight on this card. It was my birthday, I had friends and family from Brazil and around the world coming to see me and now I cannot fight. I apologize to my opponent. I hope that I can fight with you in the future. You are an amazing fighter."
Submitted Jun 23, 2010 10:15AM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Leben replaces Wandi
(mmajunkie.com)
Fresh off a dominant win at The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale, Chris Leben (20-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC) has agreed to replace injured Wanderlei Silva (33-10-1 MMA, 3-5 UFC) and fight Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-1-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in the co-headliner of next week's UFC 116 event. A source close to the event told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) Leben has agreed to the bout and is expected to sign shortly. Leben scored a second-round TKO of Aaron Simpson on Saturday, and if signed, his fight with Akiyama will take place after a mere 12-day layoff.
Submitted Jun 22, 2010 6:06PM by Gogoplatapus - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei Silva Pulls Out of UFC 116 bout.
(mmafighting.com)
Wanderlei Silva, who was scheduled to meet Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 116 on July 3, has been forced to withdraw from the card due to fractured ribs suffered in training, UFC president Dana White confirmed with MMA Fighting Tuesday afternoon. Akiyama, who defeated Alan Belcher in his UFC debut last July, will still fight on the card, and according to White, the organization is currently working on signing his replacement. No word just yet on who that might be. Silva (33-10-1) is 2-3 inside the octagon. He most recently defeated Michael Bisping at UFC 110 in Sydney, Australia. Share17 UFC 116 is headlined by Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin for the undisputed heavyweight title.
Submitted Jun 22, 2010 5:27PM by Jride - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fedor Became A Thorn In UFC's Side
(mmamania.com)
So he says. "UFC is a money making machine. The most important thing for this organization is a brand and it's marketing. They have a couple of good fighters and there are also some very good champions; but they are trying to keep everyone at the same level. The most important thing for them is the promotion, not the fighters. I think that they lack a respect for their fighters. As for me, I became a thorn in their side... We are constantly negotiating, but only during recent time the Americans began to show some respect. The dialogue between us is completely different right now. They are more interested in our opinion."
Submitted Jun 22, 2010 2:11PM by DCRage - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce, M-1 Global
 
Brendan Schaub Believes Speed Will Kill Against Chris Tuchscherer At UFC 116
(mmamania.com)
The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finalist Brendan Schaub talked to Larry Pepe of Pro MMA Radio about his upcoming fight against Chris Tuchscherer, which is set to take place on Spike TV's UFC 116 "Prelims Live" broadcast before the event goes live on pay-per-view. Schaub feels as though his advantages in the speed and cardio departments are what is going to be the deciding factor in this fight. Schaub will probably be 15-20 pounds smaller than Tuchscherer going into the fight.
Submitted Jun 22, 2010 12:36PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White on GSP-Silva: 'I Guess I'm Gonna Have to Do It'
(mmafighting.com)
UFC President Dana White says that so many UFC fans are asking him about welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre fighting middleweight champion Anderson Silva that he may soon have no choice but to put the fight together. "People ask me that all the time," White told Dan LeBatard, via Sports Radio Interviews. "This is what I believe. I believe my job is to put on fights that people want to see. I keep hearing that and enough people want to see it. I guess I'm gonna have to do it."
Submitted Jun 22, 2010 8:22AM by emfleek - 35 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fedor & His "Lunatics" Don't Want To Do Business-We Gotta Get Over It
(mmamania.com)
Those "lunatics" Dana White refers to in a radio interview in Miami are Strikeforce, and it simply means no Fedor in UFC. At least while he's there. "[Co-promotion with them] will never happen in a million years. [Strikeforce is] a minor league. Listen I have come to the realization and everyone else needs to too that Fedor (Emelianenko) doesn’t want to fight the best guys in the world. Believe me when I tell you guys I have done everything in my power, I have flown to crazy parts of the world, done all this stuff, been on the phone for hours, not hung out with my kids on weekends because I’m on the phone with these lunatics and just can’t make the deal. They don’t want to do it so we gotta get over it.
Submitted Jun 21, 2010 7:14PM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 11 Finale Medical Suspensions
(boxing.nv.gov)
The NSAC has posted the official TUF 11 Finale results on it's website, which also reveal the medical suspensions coming out of the event.
Submitted Jun 21, 2010 4:35PM by DCRage - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
McSweeney's Camp Wants TUF 11 Finale Loss Overturned, NSAC Head Responds
(mmajunkie.com)
James McSweeney's representative contends that his fighter was hit with several illegal elbows during a loss to Travis Browne this past Saturday at The Ultimate Fighter 11 finale. Lex McMahon, McSweeney's manager, today said that he intends to file an appeal this week with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. However, NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer said he does not believe Browne committed any fouls during the bout, which took place in a preliminary-card bout at the The Pearl at the Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas. During the Spike TV broadcast, cameras showed McSweeney bleeding from his head shortly after Browne followed him to the ground and began striking. It appears at least one of Browne's elbow strikes may have caused the cut. According to McMahon, backstage prior to the fight, referee Kim Winslow explained illegal strikes to McSweeney and highlighted an area "two knuckles beyond the ear" as foul territory.
Submitted Jun 21, 2010 4:33PM by DCRage - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 11 Finale Fighter Payouts
(mmajunkie.com)
The NSAC has revealed the official fighter payouts from the TUF 11 Finale. The total disclosed payouts were $406,000 with the biggest share-$70,000-going to Chris Leben.
Submitted Jun 21, 2010 12:41PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Commission Docs Said Hamill's Staph "Posed No Threat" To Anyone At TUF 11 Finale
(mmamania.com)
That's the short and sweet explanation from Matt Hamill's camp. The NSAC was aware of Hamill's issue but still cleared him to fight after checking him. "The doctors and the Commission were aware and repeatedly examined the red mark on Matt's back. They concluded that it was healing and hardened to the point that it posed no threat to Matt or anyone else inside the Octagon."
Submitted Jun 21, 2010 10:10AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lloyd Irvin Says Kris McCray Just Needs More Time
(mmajunkie.com)
Trainer Lloyd Irvin worked with "The Ultimate Fighter 11" contestant Kris McCray for about two months and cornered him against Court McGee this past Saturday at the show's live finale. Although McCray came up short against McGee, Irvin said it's just a matter of time before the durable fighter reaches his potential. Irvin, who's worked with UFC veterans Brandon Vera and Phil Davis, met McCray through an affiliate school, Gold Medal Grappling, and hosted the fighter after his six-week stint on the Spike TV reality show. The trainer said McCray's camp was on point. Saturday's result may have just been a case of inexperience.
Submitted Jun 21, 2010 9:23AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hardy to face Condit or Kampmann at UFC 120
(espn.co.uk)
ESPN.co.uk understands that the UFC has narrowed down the shortlist for Dan Hardy's next opponent to just two names: Carlos Condit or Martin Kampmann. Hardy is ready to return to the Octagon at UFC 120 in London following his March defeat to Georges St-Pierre, a fight that represented British MMA's first ever title shot. "The Outlaw" has taken time out following the unanimous decision defeat to recover from the draining process of being involved in a UFC main event, but now he is champing at the bit to put the loss behind him. I for one would like to see Condit, what about you guys?
Submitted Jun 21, 2010 5:21AM by BlueSkiesBurn - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rampage Wants Forrest, Rashad and a Snuggie?
(espn.co.uk)
Rampage Jackson plans to make up for the 'most embarrassing fight' of his career by rematching Forrest Griffin, and then taking revenge over Rashad Evans. Jackson is gutted that he played a part in what he labels a 'boring' fight against Evans, which saw "Suga" Rashad triumph via unanimous decision. Rampage is adamant it wasn't a true defeat, and he is promising to wear the snuggy that became so prominent during the Countdown show if Rashad can repeat the victory. I'm all for these fights and I wouldn't mind seeing him lose to Rashad and having to wear the Snuggie to be honest.
Submitted Jun 21, 2010 5:16AM by BlueSkiesBurn - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chuck Liddell Retirement Is Still In The Evaluation Phase
(mmamania.com)
The problem is that despite his head trainer and best friend (and boss) telling him he's done, Liddell isn't quite ready to give up fighting. Yet. "I’m still working on evaluating. I thought I did great before I was caught. I have to look at it some more and think about it. I think I looked good and I definitely was in great shape. I could have kept that pace up for another four rounds, without a doubt.... It’s hard to beat that [aggressiveness] out of me, because that’s who I am and that’s who I’ve been for a long, long time. People like watching me because of the way I fight, so it’s hard to get me not to fight that way. There’s a lot still to think about. I felt pretty good and I think showed I can compete. I’m not going to rush and I’ll do what I think is best. I’m just not at a point to make that decision yet."
Submitted Jun 20, 2010 4:07PM by DCRage - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fighters Are Like Strippers, Nobody In Their Right Mind Wants To Do This
(mmamania.com)
That, according to victorious TUF 11 Finale fighter Chris Leben, is the mindset of a fighter. "Fighters are like strippers; they ain't paying their way through college. If you don't understand what that means, you have to realize that there is always something underlying with all of us. Nobody in their right mind, no normal, sane person, goes ‘[expletive] college, screw my guidance counselor. I'm going to put all my chips in one basket to become a cage fighter so I can get the crap kicked out of me in front of other people.' Obviously, there is something wrong going on there... This guy (McGee) right here is the perfect example. It's that obsessive energy that we have that makes us different. It's that obsessive energy that, yeah, makes me cause a lot of problems for myself in my life. But look, look at where he's at now, willing to do whatever it is. Most fighters I know do whatever they do 110 percent. For me, it's all or nothing. It's either full throttle or nothing. Either I'm eating ice cream and candy or I'm dieting 100 percent. I'm yin and yang. If I go out and have a drink, I'm going to go out and get [expletive] trashed. I know that. That's why I'm not going to do that tonight. It's the same thing in the ring and it's that type of personality that makes all of us up here in front of you, it's what got us here. We all have something like that in us."
Submitted Jun 20, 2010 4:05PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fight Doc weighs in on Hamills staph
(mmajunkie.com)
Aside from Court McGee being crowned "The Ultimate Fighter 11" champion, the biggest news coming out of this past weekend's UFC event was Matt Hamill's clearance to fight despite an active Staph infection. Hamill appeared at The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale weigh-ins on Friday with a noticeable lesion on his lower back, and following his win over Keith Jardine on Saturday, he and Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer confirmed the infection. In his latest "Ask the Fight Doc" installment, MMAjunkie.com medical columnist Dr. Johnny Benjamin wonders how that was possible and why so many others were unnecessarily put at risk. In my opinion, the NSAC was victim of a poor medical decision. Furthermore, every athlete (including Hamill) and referee that entered the octagon – with or after Hamill – was unnecessarily exposed to a potentially very serious and deadly infection by the "licensed doctor" who cleared him to compete.
Submitted Jun 20, 2010 3:40PM by Gogoplatapus - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Matt Hamill Fought With a Staph Infection and a Broken Hand
(bloodyelbow.com)
See that nasty looking red spot on Matt Hamill's back? Well, during the post-fight presser, he confirmed that it was a staph infection. Aside from fighting through that and getting his eye poked in the second round, Hamill also said that he gutted out a decision with a broken hand from the first.
Submitted Jun 20, 2010 3:55AM by jae_1833 - 36 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 11 Finale Results
(mmajunkie.com)
MAIN CARD Court McGee def. Kris McCray via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 2, 3:41 Matt Hamill def. Keith Jardine via majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28) Chris Leben def. Aaron Simpson via TKO (strikes) - Round 2, 4:17 Dennis Siver def. Spencer Fisher via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) Rich Attonito def. Jamie Yager via TKO (punches) - Round 2, 4:25 PRELIMINARY CARD John Gunderson def. Mark Holst via unanimous decision (no scores given) Brad Tavares def. Seth Baczynski via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Kyle Noke def. Josh Bryant via TKO (strikes) - Round 2, 3:12 Chris Camozzi def. James Hammortree via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) Travis Browne def. James McSweeney via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 4:32
Submitted Jun 20, 2010 3:52AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Finale draws reported attendance of 1,708 for $430K gate
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale, which took place Saturday night at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, drew a reported 1,708 attendees for a live gate of $430,250. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) learned of the numbers while at the event's post-fight press conference, though the official figures will be verified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission early next week.
Submitted Jun 20, 2010 3:51AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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