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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
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UFC 101 Preview: Forrest Griffin
(bloodyelbow.com)
Forrest Griffin discusses UFC 101.
Submitted Jun 17, 2009 8:37AM by emfleek - 3 comments
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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
 
 
Cro Cop interview (full translation)
(mmacube.com)
Cro Cop conducted an interview index.hr with regarding the whole situation he has been put into. This is a great interview that should clear some things up between Cro Cop and his fans. I have nothing to hide or to be ashamed of. The thing is very simple. I know the truth and Dana knows the truth – I had a one fight deal with UFC and I fulfilled my contractual obligation. I said we're gonna sit down and talk after UFC 99.
Submitted Jun 16, 2009 6:46PM by Shawn91111 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Refs Set For UFC 100 Title Fights
(411mania.com)
NSAC head Keith Kizer today announced who will referee the 2 title fights at UFC 100. Steve Mazzagatti gets Georges St. Pierre vs. Thiago Alves while Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir will be refereed by Herb Dean.
Submitted Jun 16, 2009 6:07PM by DCRage - 9 comments
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Floyd Mayweather – “Machida? Machida ain’t nobody.”
(latestmmanewsnow.wordpress.com)
Doing the publicity rounds for his upcoming fight against Mexican counter puncher Juan Manuel Marquez, “Pretty Boy” Floyd “Money” Mayweather, 32, recently sat down with Mike DeLahunt to answer some questions readers of our site have been submitting over the past week. Mayweather, never at a loss for words had some rather interesting things to say in regards to what many, but of course not he, feels is his direct combat sports competition, the UFC. “Man, who in the UFC as good as Floyd Mayweather? Look back to 2-3 years ago, when this all started. One of the stars in the sport, Chuck Liddell, has gone 3-4. The man has been Knocked out so many time his boss made him retire. How many times you seen Floyd Mayweather knocked out? How many times you seen Floyd Mayweather even knocked down? None.” When pressed about recent UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida being compared to names such as Pernell Whitaker and even Floyd himself, in being MMA’s most elusive fighter, Floyd had this to say: “Who? Who’s Lyoto Machida? Lyoto Machida? Oh you mean that guy who sold 200,000 PPVs now he’s a superstar? It doesn’t take much over there does it? I’ve sold 3.5 million PPVs between my last 2 fights alone. How much money did Machida make his last fight? $100,000 maybe? Tell Dana White, for $100,000, I will come show him what a 28 million dollar check looks like. How is Machida as good as Floyd Mayweather? Because he’s beaten a few unskilled bar room fighters? At the end of the day, you already know, when you watch Floyd Mayweather you see the past, present and future of the sport. Machida don’t deserve to be mentioned in he same breath as me. Kousta Tszyu would whip up on his stank ass anyway.” Our interviewer then divulged into one of the most repeated questions the fans wanted to heard be asked, and that question being what are his opinions on Fedor “The Last Russian Emperor” Emelianenko? “Again, who? Oh, you mean that Russian guy Oscar let fight for him? The guy who fought Freddie Roach’s boy? Yeah, I know him. He’s a nice guy, but man was Roach’s boy whippin’ up on him until he got that hail Mary overhand. He needs to get at a real boxing coach like Roger Mayweather to teach him how to throw a punch. The man had his head down and his eyes closed when he threw that punch, anyone who says that wasn’t luck doesn’t know much about the sweet science…” When asked about Sean Sherk, Floyd was pretty frank about his thoughts on MMA: “Man, I am here to talk about Floyd Mayweather, the face of boxing. The cash king. The pound for pound greatest fighter who ever lived. I got Marquez, the man who SHOULD be the pound for pound king. I mean really, he beat Pacman both times. You know it, I know it, the fans know it. They keep asking me why I ain’t come back to fight Pacman? Because in my eyes Manny wasn’t number one pound for pound when I was gone. The guy who beat him twice was. In my eyes, I am coming back to fight the number one pound for pound guy. Once I whip his ass and reclaim my throne, I’m going to show you all that little midget from the Phillipines will be nothing but an after thought when Money May gets a hold of that ass.”
Submitted Jun 16, 2009 4:23PM by slapshot - 16 comments
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Nate Diaz ready to ‘put it on’ Joe Stevenson at TUF 9 Finale (Video)
(mmamania.com)
Nate Diaz discusses his upcoming fight with Joe Stevenson.
Submitted Jun 16, 2009 4:15PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kevin Burns on Quitting His Day Job and Setting Sights on UFC Title
(mma.fanhouse.com)
A year ago, Kevin Burns was just a guy with a job at Wells Fargo and a dream of making it big in the UFC. Now he's a full-time UFC fighter, but he says he still has a lot more to do before he's accomplished all his goals. In an interview with FanHouse, Burns talked about how he got into the UFC, his shocking upset of Roan Carneiro in his UFC debut, his back-to-back fights with Anthony Johnson and his upcoming fight against Chris Lytle Saturday night on Spike. The full interview is below.
Submitted Jun 16, 2009 4:14PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Hardy open to rematch with Marcus Davis
(demandmma.com)
Apparently three rounds isn't enough for these two, as Dan Hardy says he has no problems granting Marcus Davis' wish for a rematch, no matter where he wants it.
Submitted Jun 16, 2009 4:09PM by BrutalKnockOut - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
TJ Grant To Face Dong Hyun Kim At UFC 100
(mmaweekly.com)
Just 24 hours after learning that Rory Markham had to withdraw from his Ultimate Fighter Team U.S.A. vs. Team U.K. Finale bout against T.J. Grant, MMAWeekly.com has confirmed that Grant will now be removed from the event altogether. The Canadian will instead take the place of countryman Jonathan Goulet at UFC 100 to face Dong Hyun Kim. Sources close to the newly formed bout told MMAWeekly.com that both fighters have agreed to the meeting and that bout agreements have been issued.
Submitted Jun 16, 2009 3:10PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana – “If Sylvia wants to end his career in UFC he has to go on TUF”
(latestmmanewsnow.wordpress.com)
Former two time UFC chmpion Tim Sylvia (24-5) recently talked to Fighters Only Magazine expressing interest that he would like to end his career with the UFC. However when the 33-year-old Maine-iac squared off against legendary Mercer, 48, in a mixed martial arts encounter that formed part of the Adrenaline III show in Birmingham, Alabama. Sylvia was knocked out 9 seconds into the bout by an overhand right which left the former champion on the canvas, forcing the referee to call an end to the bout. The president of the UFC, Dana white was vocal on his thoughts regarding Sylvia’s comments on returning to the UFC: “Are you kidding me, he seriously wants to return to the UFC?” asked White “He hasn’t won a fight in years and when he did he usually put eveyone to sleep, the only time he’s in an exciting fight is when he’s getting his [expletive] ass handed to him. Look, he just got beat by a near 50 year old in under 10 [expletive] seconds, how do you expect to be taken seriously after that? he just made MMA look like a complete joke. If he has any hopes of ending his career in (the) UFC he will have to go on TUF, there’s no other way he’s getting in”
Submitted Jun 16, 2009 3:07PM by slapshot - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 102 main card to include Leben vs. Rosholt, Marquardt vs. Maia, and Hamill vs. Vera
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite the event being more than two months away, UFC 102's complete televised main card is set. The event takes place Aug. 29 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore., and as previously announced, Randy Couture meets Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in the main event, and Keith Jardine takes on Thiago Silva in the co-headliner. Rounding out the televised pay-per-view main card are Chris Leben vs. Jake Rosholt, Nate Marquardt vs. Demian Maia, and Matt Hamill vs. Brandon Vera. For me that freakin card has everything i could wish for in a main card. Super excited for 102!
Submitted Jun 16, 2009 1:36PM by babytater03 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mark Coleman on UFC 100, Head Butts, Kimbo Slice, Lyoto Machida and Mo
(mma.fanhouse.com)
In a wide-ranging interview with Dave Farra of Raw Vegas TV, former UFC heavyweight champion Mark Coleman talked about his upcoming fight with Stephan Bonnar at UFC 100, his thoughts on light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, why he'd be a better fighter if head butts were allowed in MMA, and his desire to step into the Octagon with Kimbo Slice. Coleman said that of all the rules changes that have taken place in his 13 years as a mixed martial artist, the one that most hampered his ability to win fights was the banning of head butts, which he said were a perfect complement to his ground-and-pound style. But Coleman also acknowledged that for the sport to gain popular acceptance, head butts needed to be eliminated.
Submitted Jun 16, 2009 10:54AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rich Franklin Will Make Run at UFC Light Heavyweight Title
(bloodyelbow.com)
Rich Franklin isn't done in the UFC's light heavyweight division. Dana White stated at the UFC 99 post-fight press conference that the UFC wants to see the former UFC middleweight champion make a run for the title after successfully defeating PRIDE veteran Wanderlei Silva in a catchweight matchup via decision: In all seriousness, the UFC president intends for Franklin to move right back up from the 195-pound catchweight fight with Silva and remain in the light heavyweight division. "We want Rich to stay at 205 pounds. He's gonna stay in the 205-pound division and take a run at the title," said White, addressing a class that has seen its title change hands four times in the past two years. Franklin's history with the company is surely a huge issue when we think about where he currently stands in the light heavyweight division. Fifteen of his career 29 fights have taken place within the Octagon, and it's a well-known fact that Franklin has always been in the good graces with the UFC brass as he's been a fighter who has rarely, if ever, complained about compensation, the way he's been treated, or how he's been marketed.
Submitted Jun 16, 2009 10:50AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira officially announced as UFC 102 headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
As expected a heavyweight bout between former UFC title-holders Randy Couture (16-9 MMA, 13-6 UFC) and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (31-5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will serve as the headliner for UFC 102 on Aug. 29, the UFC today announced. The event takes place at the Rose Garden in Porland, Ore., and is the UFC's first-ever event in the state. The night's main card, including the heavyweight main event, airs on pay-per-view.
Submitted Jun 16, 2009 10:47AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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