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UFC welterweight Anthony Johnson arrested for domestic violence on June 27
(mmamania.com)
MMAmania.com (www.mmamania.com) has been able to confirm with the Hayward Police Department that UFC welterweight fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson was arrested on June 27 in Hayward, California on multiple charges including domestic battery and the destruction of a cell phone to prevent the reporting of a crime. Johnson posted bail and was released that same day. Stay tuned for more details on this breaking news.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 8:55PM by SmileR - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ultimate Fighting Championship gaining big fans in Canada
(marketingmag.ca)
Ultimate Fighting Championship has other sports in a choke hold, topping the list of sports gaining interest in Canada, according to a study by Ipsos Reid. Sports fans were asked whether their interest in various sports had increased, decreased or remained the same for the study, part of Ipsos Reid’s Canadian Sports Monitor. The proportion of fans that are gaining interest is higher for the UFC than more than 30 other sports and sporting events included in the survey like hockey and the Olympics.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 4:20PM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
First UFC Fan Expo won't be the last; New York and Canada targets for future events
(mmajunkie.com)
On the eve of the UFC's first-ever fan expo, Reed Exhibitions, the company behind the production of UFC Fan Expo 2009, is already looking forward to future events in association with mixed martial arts' biggest promotion. Reed Exhibitions' Ed Gallo, the UFC Fan Expo 2009 director, recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that the organization is already eyeing future events.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 4:16PM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Win or lose at UFC 100, Mark Coleman isn't calling it quits on his fighting career
(mmajunkie.com)
Win or lose, whether he's with the UFC or not, 44-year-old Mark Coleman isn't calling it quits on his fighting career anytime soon. The former NCAA Division I national wrestling champion and 1992 Olympian (and UFC 10 and UFC 11 tournament winner, first-ever UFC heavyweight champion, 2000 PRIDE Openweight Grand Prix champ and UFC Hall of Famer) said Saturday's UFC 100 fight with Stephan Bonnar will in no way be his last.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 2:23PM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Recent Yahoo! Sports Brock Lesnar interview about "Respect"
(mmamania.com)
UUUUHHHHH I'm having trouble understanding what he's trying to accomplish. Here it is folks...belive it or not... your not in WWE anymore buddy

I didn’t have any respect for Randy [Couture], I didn’t have any respect for Heath [Herring], I don’t have any respect for Frank.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 2:23PM by D0wnUnd6e6r - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
U-F-Si: UFC Signs TV Deal In Mexico
(mmamania.com)
The big announcement of the other day was that UFC has signed a TV deal to air in Mexico on the Spanish-language network Televisa. Grupo Televisa will launch Televisa Deportes Network (TDN), a new national sports network broadcast on cable and satellite households in Mexico and in countries in Latin America, making it the first television network in Mexico to air UFC live events and flagship programming. In addition, Grupo Televisa will air a nationwide broadcast of UFC 100 on Saturday, July 11, starting at 10pm Central Time on Channel 9, one of its free television networks in Mexico.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 11:20AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Yes, Junior Dos Santos is set to fight Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovoc at UFC 103
(mmajunkie.com)
After conflicting reports and questions about Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic's standing with the Japanese-based DREAM organization and the UFC, the Croatian fighter is, in fact, returning to the octagon. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported on Wednesday that Junior Dos Santos (8-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) had been pulled from a UFC 102 bout with Justin McCully, and sources close to the negotiations now tell us he is set to fight fellow heavyweight Filipovic (25-6-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 103.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 11:02AM by emfleek - 35 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Randy Couture Doesn't Care, but Thinks Brock Lesnar Will Beat Frank Mir
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Randy Couture has a big fight ahead of him against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 102, and if he wins he might just get another crack at the UFC heavyweight title, which will be decided in the main event of UFC 100, Frank Mir vs. Brock Lesnar. But Couture says he doesn't much care who wins that fight. "I think both guys are amazing fighters," Couture tells our friend Steve Cofield of CageWriter.com. "I don't really care one way or the other. I'm leaning toward Lesnar. It's always harder for the guy who won the first one to make adjustments, come back and win again."
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 10:41AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
EXCLUSIVE: UFC 100 will be 9-hour live tv marathon free to all in the UK
(blogs.telegraph.co.uk)
The news many fans have been waiting for. It’s official. Right here. I can reveal that UFC 100, from the Mandalay Bay Resort, will be live and free on UK television - it will show free to air on satellite channel 433 and ALSO will be streamed free onto UFC.com on Saturday night for 9 hours, a marathon stint, between 9pm and 6am. It , and will show a programme of the 100 greatest fights in UFC history, followed by the Countdown show, followed by the live event. Enjoy. Tell all who need to know. Send them this link. You heard it here first. More details to follow… And also GET IN!!!
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 8:45AM by shevtheman - 7 comments
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The Hundie Awards
(mixedmartialarts.com)
As we get closer and closer to UFC 100, 411mania’s Adam Tool takes a look back at the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and picks out the winners of some very special awards. The Hundies recognize winners of the Most Satisfying Knockout, the Worst Flying Knee Attempt, Best Entrance, Weirdest Pre-Fight Ritual, and more! Most Ironic Finish: Gabriel Gonzaga When Gabriel Gonzaga was scheduled to face Mirko Cro Cop in the main event at UFC 70, plenty of people assumed that the fight would be ended by a head kick knockout. What nobody could've predicted though, was that it would be Cro Cop on the receiving end.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 8:36AM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ken Hahn: 'We're Not Going to Let Him Go. We're Going to Break Something'
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Ken Hahn is not a well-known MMA trainer to casual fans the way Greg Jackson is, but those who know the sport well know that he has an excellent reputation as a striking coach. Hahn has been working with Frank Mir for years, so it's interesting to hear his comments about where Mir stands in the last few days leading up to his UFC 100 matchup with Brock Lesnar.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 8:35AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
ST. PIERRE: "IT WOULD BE FOOLISH TO LOOK PAST HIM"
(mmaweekly.com)
"He's got many things. He's a great striker and he's a big guy, he's very strong and explosive. He's very good at neutralizing people's strength and be able to fight his fight, which is my strength as well."
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 8:34AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 100: BISPING SAYS HE'S "TOO FAST, TOO FURIOUS"
(mmaweekly.com)
As the days turn to hours, rising British star Michael Bisping feels that he's taken all the right steps, made all the right moves to overcome his next obstacle... former Pride dual division champion Dan Henderson. "We brought in a lot of great wrestlers, but we also focused on what I like to do as well," Bisping told MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 8:33AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
BARRY VS. HARDONK LIKELY FOR UFC 104
(mmaweekly.com)
A heavyweight match-up between Pat Barry and Antoni Hardonk is likely for UFC 104 in October, MMAWeekly.com has learned. Sources close to the fight say both parties have agreed to the fight and bout agreements will be finalized it shortly. Los Angeles' Staples Center will play host to the Oct. 24 event, headlined by light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida's first title defense, against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 8:32AM by emfleek - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
CRO COP DROPS MIGHTY MO, BACK TO UFC?
(mmaweekly.com)
The on-again-off-again relationship between Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and the UFC may be on-again. In a Tuesday report on graciemag.com, up-and-comer Junior Dos Santos says it is, by way of a fight with the Croatian MMA star at UFC 103. The bout would headline the Sept. 19 event hosted by the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 8:31AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
 
STEINBEISS VS. JENSEN SET FOR UFC FIGHT NIGHT 19
(mmaweekly.com)
The original bout was called off on the day of weigh-ins "due to a medical approval issue regarding (Ryan) Jensen," stated UFC officials at the time. Independent sources confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that the alleged medical issue stemmed from Jensen's use of Adderall, which is not allowed under standard athletic commission rules. According to drugs.com, “Adderall is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. ... ...
Submitted Jul 8, 2009 11:58PM by MMA-San - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Fight Camp / Team, Miscellaneous
 
Cro Cop vs. Junior dos Santos possible for UFC 103
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Fast rising UFC heavyweight Junior dos Santos has recently revealed that he expects to face none other than Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic on September 19. If dos Santos has his dates correct, that would place the bout at UFC 103. The Brazilian knockout artist made the revelation during a recent interview with the Brazilian website Portal das Lutas.
Submitted Jul 8, 2009 9:25PM by Bowen50 - 42 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ryan Bader: I'm fighting Eric Schafer at UFC 104 in Los Angeles on Oct. 24
(mmajunkie.com)
"The Ultimate Fighter 8" winner Ryan Bader (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will reportedly look to keep his undefeated record intact against five-time UFC veteran Eric Schafer (11-3-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) while returning to action at UFC 104.
Submitted Jul 8, 2009 5:44PM by scobac - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Todd Duffee Facing Tim Hague, Not Mike Russow, At UFC 102
(mmajunkie.com)
With original opponent Mike Russow now slated to face Justin McCully at UFC 102, Todd Duffee will now face Tim Hague at 102. This will be Duffee's UFC debut, he was to have debuted at UFC 99 but was pulled for Mirko Cro Cop.
Submitted Jul 8, 2009 2:07PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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