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Pat Barry Looking To Stay In His Element
(mmaweekly.com)
For enthusiasts who want to know what it feels like to get kicked by Pat Barry, the advice is: don’t do it. The former Sanshou and K-1 kickboxer still gets paid offers to strike suspecting tourists, which he politely declines. Back in his kickboxing days, a local reporter from his hometown of New Orleans wasn’t so cautious.
Submitted Apr 28, 2009 1:08PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Cote Eyes Late Summer Return, Wants Silva
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is currently receiving heavy criticism for his two most recent performances, but at least he is able to practice his chosen craft in front of an audience. The same can't be said for Patrick Cote, whose most recent bout was a loss to the current champion at UFC 90 last October. He has been out of action ever since.
Submitted Apr 28, 2009 1:06PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Forrest Griffin vs. Anderson Silva (not Thiago Silva) targeted for UFC 101
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will apparently scrap a UFC 101 bout between former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin (16-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and top contender Thiago Silva (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in favor of a Griffin vs. Anderson Silva (24-4 MMA, 9-0 UFC) match-up. Sources close to the organization today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) a meeting was held last week to discuss the Anderson Silva vs. Griffin bout and that verbal agreements are now in place. all i can say is holy sh__
Submitted Apr 28, 2009 12:51PM by babytater03 - 47 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping Is a Better Coach, Fighter, and Lover Than Dan Henderson
(cagepotato.com)
Okay, maybe he hasn't said he's better in bed. But Michael Bisping has been laying into his Ultimate Fighter rival coach Dan Henderson lately, for a number of other reasons. First there was this interesting bit in his new TUF blog for UFC.com: As you saw in the episode, I made good on my promise to ensure my team were at peak fitness. The footage of us running through Vegas was taken early in the morning. Basically, each team had two sessions in the gym later in the day so, in order to make sure Team UK were getting their cardio in but without affecting their ability to train in the gym, we ran at 8am. Some people were surprised I was going to the house at 8am to run with them, but that’s the kind of coach I wanted to be. Plus, under the rules, Team UK – or Team USA for that matter – couldn’t leave the house except with me or to be taken to the gym. So if I didn’t run with them, they’d not be running at all. Without me going there and actually getting my guys, they would have no roadwork, and as a coach that wasn’t an option. As far as I know, Dan didn’t take his team out running or doing any cardio except what my team dubbed “Ultimate Frisbee”, which I think says it all. That was Team USA’s cardio training. Bisping also slammed Hendo's understated television persona and excuse-making: I respect Dan and what he’s done in his great career, and I understand his gracious sentiment of “I’ll do my talking in the ring” but, ahem, he did sign up for a 12 week TV series. As far as I understood it, talking is kinda an important part of this audio-visual medium we call “television” but if things were left to Dan, TUF 9 would have had to been broadcast as a silent movie. One of the few times Dan woke up was to moan about his team making weight “three times” for the fight whereas my team had enjoyed two weeks between their eliminator and the first fight. Dan was certainly getting his excuses in early here...ONE member of Team USA — Miller — had to make weight twice close together. One eliminator and one fight makes two times, not three as Dan tried to say.
Submitted Apr 28, 2009 10:45AM by SmileR - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Nogeuira: ''My Knee Displaced Several Times Against Mir''
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira says he will be "100 per cent" fit for his fight with Randy Couture at UFC 102, a far cry from his condition going into his last fight with Frank Mir. Nogueira was stopped for the first time in his career at UFC 92 in December when he faced Mir, but he was not in good shape going into the bout, which negated his trademark jiu jitsu.
Submitted Apr 28, 2009 1:36AM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Silva to face Jardine, Maia to face Marquardt
(insidefights.com)
It looks like Anderson Silva’s next fight will be at light heavyweight against Keith Jardine. If Anderson Silva had beaten Thales Leites in exciting fashion, it would have been Demian Maia that was assured of the next shot at Silva’s belt.
Submitted Apr 27, 2009 6:05PM by Wolfenstein - 38 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Silva Wants To Go Big, Before Going Home
(mmaweekly.com)
The debate on who is the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world wages on with only a handful of names considered: Anderson Silva, Georges St. Pierre, Fedor Emelianenko, and Miguel Torres. But make no mistake, Anderson Silva, despite recent criticism, still makes a strong case for consideration at the top.
Submitted Apr 27, 2009 1:49PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hermes Franca Talking September Return
(mmamania.com)
Although the exact date isn't set, UFC Lightweight Hermes Franca says he's planning to return at UFC 103 in September, although a DUI case is still pending against him. Franca was to have fought Joe Lauzon in February but the fight was called off due to a Lauzon injury.
Submitted Apr 27, 2009 1:37PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
If Randy Can Do It, So Can Chuck
(mmamania.com)
John Hackleman, long-time trainer of Chuck Liddell, doesn't necessarily agree with Dana White that Liddell's done. For one, it's Chuck's call-not Dana's. And considering Liddell has one fight left on his current UFC deal, there's a chance he might try and return like Randy Couture did after "retiring" even if it strains his relationship wtih White.
Submitted Apr 27, 2009 1:34PM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rich Franklin to train with Anderson Silva during UFC 99 prep for "Wandy"
(mmajunkie.com)
As he prepares for his UFC 99 main-event fight with Wanderlei Silva, former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin will spend some time training with a former foe.
Submitted Apr 27, 2009 9:42AM by mentalcase - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sport vs. Spectacle
(sherdog.com)
In 1870, Jem Mace and Joe Coburn were tossed into competition with each other to decide the world’s bare-knuckle boxing champion -- a sport that played host to some horrific injuries. (Death, for example.) Mace and Coburn contested the title for an astounding three hours and 45 minutes. Neither man landed a single blow. Not long after, someone made an attempt on Mace’s life. To say it was someone who bought a ticket to that fight is perhaps not unreasonable. * * *
Submitted Apr 27, 2009 9:36AM by mentalcase - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
 
Rib injury healed, Escudero out to prove he's "no scrub" at UFC 103
(mmajunkie.com)
The career of undefeated UFC lightweight and "The Ultimate Fighter 8" winner Efrain Escudero (11-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) took an unfortunately familiar turn just one month ago. Similar to "TUF 7" winner Amir Sadollah, injury forced Escudero out of his UFC Fight Night 18 bout with Jeremy Stephens. With no disrespect toward Sadollah intended, Escudero recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that he's out to prove his career is heading down a different path.
Submitted Apr 26, 2009 6:50AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Rich Franklin enduring mixed emotions about UFC 99 contest
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC-middleweight-champion-turned-light-heavyweight-contender Rich Franklin (24-4 MMA, 11-3 UFC) might need a few more hyphens following a UFC 99 catchweight contest with Wanderlei Silva (32-9-1 MMA, 2-4 UFC) in Cologne, Germany. And while "Ace" is comfortable fighting at 195-pounds, Franklin recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) looks forward to the next chance to fight back in the U.S.
Submitted Apr 26, 2009 6:49AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Coaching Rashad Evans Against Lyoto Machida
(bloodyelbow.com)
Greg Jackson is facing the biggest coaching test of his career. He has to coach Rashad Evans against Lyoto Machida, and he has to prepare a gameplan for a fighter that has confused and frustrated everyone he's ever fought.
Submitted Apr 26, 2009 6:44AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Jones: "Following his Destiny" (interview)
(fightlockdown.com)

At 22 years of age, Jon "Bones" Jones has quickly become a rising young star to look out for in the UFC's light heavyweight division. With two wins under the organization's banner—including an impressive decision victory over TUF season one finalist Stephan Bonnar—he’s already making waves in one of the most stacked divisions in the entire sport. Jon sat down with me to discuss his past, his upcoming bout with Jake O'brien at UFC 100, and his plans for the future.
The full article is Great interview! I had no idea he was only 22, definitely has a bright future in the sport IMO.
Submitted Apr 25, 2009 12:25PM by FedortoAll - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Leites: ''I Deserve To Be Criticised, I Could Have Won''
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Thales Leites says that he deserves to be criticised for his performance against Anderson Silva at UFC 97 last weekend. Both he and Silva have drawn criticism from fans, media and UFC president Dana White for the decidedly unexciting fight, Leites for refusing to engage and Silva for not pushing the pace and looking to finish the fight. "Dana White is right," he said. "He is right, because if they do an event that is the largest in the world, they expect a more aggressive fight."
Submitted Apr 25, 2009 1:20AM by MMAcca - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ryan Bader: A Force To Be Reckoned With
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
As a former All-American wrestler at division I Arizona State, Ryan Bader is no stranger to success. While in high school Bader won two state championships and was ranked as high as fourth in the country. While in College he compiled an amazing 120 wins while earning All-American honors twice and he was also a three time PAC 10 champion.
Submitted Apr 25, 2009 1:18AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Evans Comments On Silva & Liddell
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans can relate to middleweight champion Anderson Silva, if it’s the case that the record-setting fighter is bored with his job. “I’ve been out there and felt like not even fighting,” he told MMAWeekly.com. “You never know who’s going to show up on fight day. You go out there, and that night, you just don’t feel it. Sometimes you just walk into the arena, and you’re like, ‘you know what, man? Today, I just don’t feel like it. I don’t feel like I got that same spring.’ It just happens like that. Maybe he just woke up and felt like he was rhyming slow that day.
Submitted Apr 25, 2009 1:11AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Swick hopeful ‘exciting win in Germany’ over Ben Saunders will earn him a title shot
(mmamania.com)
“I think it will be very exciting! He is a tough opponent who is scrappy and likes to clinch and bang. I definitely will want to bang so it should be good!I just fight who they tell me. Ben’s name came up as an available opponent and I said ok…. I think an exciting win in Germany will grant me a title shot. At least, thats what I hope.”
Submitted Apr 24, 2009 2:46PM by MMAcca - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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