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UFC 104 bonus baron Pat Barry undergoing surgery, out at least two months
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC heavyweight Pat Barry today will undergo surgery to insert a pin in his thumb near the wrist that will keep him out of action for at least two months. The fighter, who won $120,000 after winning Fight of the Night and Knockout of the Night honors at this past weekend's UFC 104 event, today discussed the surgery with MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) – just minutes before he was slated to enter the operating room. "I'm sitting in a hospital robe," he joked. "They really do have your butt stick out exposed. You'd think they would have fixed these things by now."
Submitted Oct 29, 2009 3:38PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ed Soares Manages Bentleys, Not Toyotas
(mmamania.com)
In a recent interview with Yahoo Sports, MMA manager Ed Soares recently compared the "Three Kings"-Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida & Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira-he manages to Bentley & Toyota dealerships in terms of quantity vs. quality. In other words, he feels he's got a garage full of Bentleys. "When you look at the car dealership, well, thank God there are Toyota dealers. There’s nothing wrong with Toyotas. They’re great cars, reliable cars, but there are 3,000 of them on the lot. Walk into a Bentley dealership, though, and there are only 12, 15 cars in the place. There are two things about that: The guy’s walking in to buy the car, and you know they’re not going to be negotiating price when they’re buying a Bentley. And that’s how I feel about our fighters. You want one of our fighters, you’re going to get a high-performance fighter."
Submitted Oct 29, 2009 10:48AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NSAC To Discuss Alexander, UFC 109
(mmaweekly.com)
The NSAC yesterday released the agenda for it's next tele-meeting scheduled for November 4. 2 items of note on the agenda are Houston Alexander and UFC requesting a February date. Alexander has requested a new fighter's license, which he must do when his current license runs out because he is over 35 (all fighters over 35 must do this), while Zuffa is asking for a February 6 date for an event at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Vegas, presumably this would be UFC 109.
Submitted Oct 29, 2009 10:40AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rob Emerson vs. Phillipe Nover at UFC 109
(mmaweekly.com)
A lightweight match-up between Phillipe Nover and Rob Emerson is signed, sealed, and delivered for UFC 109 on Feb. 6 in Las Vegas. Nover (9-2-1) has endured a rocky start to his UFC career since emerging from the eighth season of "The Ultimate Fighter." The Brooklyn native and former nurse lost to Efrain Escudero in the finals of the reality show and fell short at UFC 98 in May, losing to Kyle Bradley by first-round TKO.
Submitted Oct 28, 2009 11:15PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Despite illness of his own, Shane Carwin ‘would have never pulled out of the fight’
(mmamania.com)
“Last week was the first week that I actually started feeling better from a strain of the swine flu. I had lost over 15 pounds (something I could not afford to loose) and had just pulled some muscles in my leg during training. As 104 approached my manager said, ‘we should be thankful we are not fighting, from your re-broken nose to the leg, this wasn’t our time’. As I prepared to go to 104, I began slowly realizing what was ahead of me; I needed to be home training and rehabbing, not traveling and missing days of necessary time with my Team. I was due to be fighting for the UFC Heavyweight title. I called Jason back and said you are right, but I can’t go to LA I need to train. I was reminded about my commitments to the fans at Kmart and the Q&A, and I knew I had to go. In LA I was reminded exactly why we do this sport. Fans were all over the place and every interaction was a positive one. While at Kmart I meet a young man who competes in the Special Olympics and he said he looked up to us fighters. I was so taken back by the fact that he put us fighters on a pedestal. Here was this young man who defied incredible odds in life to reach the Olympics and he pushes himself every day to do things you and I take for granted. I was bitching about a flu, my leg (that would heal), and taking time away from training and this young man looks up to me? He gave me his Octagon necklace and I do not think he realized what an impact he made on me. I knew right then that I was going to suck it up and drive on. Edward and the rest of Team Carwin would be the fuel to carry me through the rough times and make sure that come fight night I will be the champion … Fighting for the UFC belt is my path and honestly Brock coming down with his illness only gives me more time to be in that much better shape. It is a blessing if you want to know the truth. I would have never pulled out of the fight. I would wheel myself to the cage if it was my choice. I know this is my destiny and I don’t need everything to be perfect I just need my opportunity to show the world what I can do and who I am.”
Submitted Oct 28, 2009 4:17PM by SmileR - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pat Barry Really Needed That UFC104 Bonus Money Bad.
(mmaconvert.com)
It’s nice to see the prelim fighters win the UFC pay-per-view bonus money. They need it a lot more than many of the guys on the main card who are making well into the five, six and seven-figures per fight. That’s why it was awesome to see Pat Barry — who would have only made $14,000 for his impressive striking display in the second round against Antoni Hardonk — take home an additional $120,000 for winning Knockout and Fight of the Night honors.
Submitted Oct 28, 2009 3:20PM by scoozna - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Josh Koscheck vs. Anthony Johnson slotted for UFC 106 co-main event
(mmajunkie.com)
With the loss of its UFC 106 main event between UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and challenger Shane Carwin earlier this week, the UFC has bolstered the Nov. 21 card with a welterweight bout between contenders Josh Koscheck (13-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) and Anthony Johnson (8-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC). Koscheck posted on Twitter late Tuesday that he would appear on the card, and a source close to the event told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) overnight that Johnson will serve as his opponent. The UFC, though, has yet to officially announced the fight, which serves as the night's co-main event.
Submitted Oct 28, 2009 1:51PM by dangerfield - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Koscheck to co-headline UFC 106
(bloodyelbow.com)
Josh Koscheck announces via twitter: I got some big fight news for me. I am fighting nov 21 in Vegas. Co main event!!! Haha it's on baby!!!!
Submitted Oct 28, 2009 1:14AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 104's Anthony Johnson: "As soon as I didn't make weight, my life changed"
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight Anthony Johnson should have left Los Angeles $60,000 richer. After earning a devastating 43-second TKO win over Yoshiyuki Yoshida on the main card of this past Saturday's UFC 104 event in Los Angeles, Johnson appeared to be a lock for the evening's "Knockout of the Night" award and a $60,000 bonus. But Johnson missed weight the day before, and UFC president Dana White declared "Rumble" ineligible for the award. Johnson said the penalty was a life-changing moment.
Submitted Oct 28, 2009 1:10AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Ronnys Torres To Make UFC Debut In February
(mmajunkie.com)
Take 3. After having his planned UFC debut scrapped twice in the past year due to knee injuries, UFC newcomer Ronnys Torres is set to try once again. The TATAME website reports Torres could debut in February at UFC 109, with the possible opponent being Melvin Guillard.
Submitted Oct 27, 2009 9:00PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 104 Fighter Payouts
(mmajunkie.com)
The CSAC today announced the disclosed fighter payouts from UFC 104. The total disclosed payouts was $922,000 with the biggest share-$200,000-going to Lyoto Machida. Additionally, if the rumors of Anthony Johnson getting a 20% fine for missing weight are indeed true, that means he loses $6,000 total, which goes to Yoshiyuki Yoshida.
Submitted Oct 27, 2009 8:58PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 104 Medical Suspensions
(mmajunkie.com)
The CSAC has issued the medical suspensions from UFC 104, and it's sure to add fuel to some fires. While most fighters got 30-60 day suspensions except for Pat Barry getting 180 days without doctor's clearance (wrist), the big story was UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida getting 60 days and 60 days no contact for a cut...but Mauricio Rua was not suspended.
Submitted Oct 27, 2009 8:49PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Dear Haters: Watch UFC 104 Without Audio And You Might See A Different Fight
(mmamania.com)
Yours truly, Lyoto Machida. That's one of the things he said in a Sherdog.com interview: "The American commentators were pretty much biased. If you see the fight without audio, you will probably see a different fight." In other words, he says that Mike Goldberg & Joe Rogan basically were too pro-Rua, among other things.
Submitted Oct 27, 2009 2:37PM by DCRage - 43 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 104 Prelims On Spike: 1.4 Million Viewers
(mmajunkie.com)
Spike TV's broadcast of two preliminary card bouts from this past Saturday's "UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun" card drew 1.4 million viewers according to a report issued today by the cable television network. That's about the same as the viewership for when Spike aired 2 prelims live prior to UFC 103. It also ranked #2 in the target 18-34 men & 18-49 men demos in the timeslot behind only NCAA Football on ESPN. But there's no guarantee UFC will do this again.
Submitted Oct 27, 2009 2:07PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Takanori Gomi Could KO BJ Penn-If Dana White Wasn't So Hard To Deal With
(mmamania.com)
Former PRIDE Lightweight Champion Takanori Gomi recently told a Japanese website that he wants to fight current UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn. But preferably not in UFC. The reason? As he says, "Mr. Dana White is a great manager and I respect him but is a person hard to deal with."
Submitted Oct 27, 2009 1:28PM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
For Kimbo Slice, It's All About the Fight
(mmaweekly.com)
Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson was famous before signing on for the Spike TV reality show “The Ultimate Fighter.” He headlined fight cards on CBS and was paid high-end money for a mixed martial arts athlete. He had little to gain from going on TUF outside of respect and an opportunity to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. “It was a good experience,” Kimbo told TapouT Radio about his reality television experience. “It was an amazing sacrifice for me.” With the addition of Kimbo, The Ultimate Fighter 10 has seen record ratings. During his bout with Roy Nelson on episode three of this season 6.1 million viewers tuned in to see Nelson defeat Ferguson by TKO in the second round. Kimbo attributes his popularity to fans being able to relate to him.
Submitted Oct 27, 2009 10:02AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Stann vs. Wallace, Hallman vs. Howard, Bocek vs. Veach all official for TUF 10 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
As "The Ultimate Fighter 10: Heavyweights" continues on toward the final two competitors, the season's live finale is beginning to take shape. The UFC today announced three previously reported contests for the preliminary card, and Brian Stann vs. Rodney Wallace, Dennis Hallman vs. John Howard and Mark Bocek vs. Matt Veach are all now official for The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale. The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale is scheduled for Dec. 5 at The Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas. Stann (7-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) looks to build on a unanimous-decision win over Steve Cantwell at UFC Fight Night 19 in September. The win gave Stann a 2-1 win in his trilogy with Cantwell and gave "All American" his first win in the UFC.
Submitted Oct 27, 2009 10:00AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Quinton Jackson "Ashamed" Of "A******s"
(mmamania.com)
And of course he commits potential career suicide in the process because said bad words were directed towards UFC. He was voicing his opinion of the events of UFC 104, in particular the main event and the judges. He also says he won't return until UFC hires new, more competent judges. Which means never because UFC doesn't choose judges-the state athletic commissions or organizations overseeing MMA do.
Submitted Oct 27, 2009 6:28AM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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