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Frank Mir Doesn't Want to Hear Excuses from Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Three years ago, Frank Mir defeated Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 92 in a one-sided beating that many of Nogueira's supporters blamed on a staph infection that had plagued Nogueira during his training camp. After three years of hearing people suggest that he only beat Nogueira because of that staph infection, Mir has heard enough. In comments to the media Thursday during a promotional call for his UFC 140 rematch with Nogueira, Mir said he thinks fighters who blame a sluggish performance on illnesses or injuries are doing a disservice to their opponents, and that he's tired of all the talk that the staph infection had something to do with Mir's second-round technical knockout victory in December of 2008.
Submitted Dec 2, 2011 10:07AM by emfleek - 25 comments
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Bisping: Hendo KO best thing that ever happened to me
“I’ve been in the UFC since 2006," said Michael Bisping."I’ve had about 14 fights in the organization, I’ve only got three losses on my entire record at middleweight and light heavy, I’ve only been stopped once, and I believe this is my time. "I’m coming into my peak as a fighter, and everything’s there. I truly believe I’m one of the better fighters out there, and obviously I want to prove that. Take Miller out of the way, and probably one more fight, and then I get my title shot.
Submitted Dec 2, 2011 9:58AM by emfleek - 19 comments
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Programming alert: 'Countdown to UFC 141' debuts Dec. 21 on Fuel TV
Countdown to UFC 141: "Lesnar vs. Overeem" will debut on Weds., Dec. 21, 2011, at 10 p.m. ET on Fuel TV to promote the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The network special will provide a glimpse into the preparation and training camps of the fighters set to headline the show, featuring former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and ex-Strikeforce 265-pound kingpin Alistair Overeem. Follow link for replay times and fight card listing
Submitted Dec 1, 2011 6:40PM by pmoney - 0 comments
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TUF Alum Klye Watson Returns to the Cage
Kyle will be returning to the cage at the upcoming Cage Warriors Fight Night 3 on February 9th
Submitted Dec 1, 2011 5:15PM by tallica62 - 3 comments
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Eliot Marshall announces UFC release
Following a close decision loss to Brandon Vera at UFC 137, Eliot Marshall has announced his release from the UFC. The light heavyweight confirmed his release via Twitter. Marshall, who surprisingly was cut from the UFC's roster after a respectable 3-1 run in 2010, concludes his latest stint with a 0-2 mark. "Well, it's official," Marshall wrote. "I have been released by the UFC."
Submitted Dec 1, 2011 2:35PM by emfleek - 10 comments
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With first amateur fight at 11, Brad McDonald one TPF 11 win away from UFC
Before long, Brad McDonald and I were talking about snakes. Specifically, how to catch them. "First you have to find one," McDonald told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "That's the hardest part, really." Let me stop and explain. McDonald and I were talking about his life growing up in Modesto, Calif., with two older brothers in what would eventually become an MMA-focused family. The youngest, McDonald never had his own bedroom, always sharing, so he liked to spend time outside. He likes animals. He even liked chasing them. The hardest, he said, were snakes. I needed to know more. "You look under logs, branches, wood," he said. "You take off your shirt, and you throw your shirt on it, or they'll bite you. You don't want that." He laughed.
Submitted Dec 1, 2011 2:33PM by emfleek - 2 comments
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Chael Sonnen denies Munoz fight next, eyes Bisping vs. Miller winner
Chael Sonnen wants to fight Anderson Silva like Wanderlei Silva loves kneeing fighters in the face. But instead, it has been widely reported that Chael's next fight is vs. Mark Munoz at UFC on FOX 2, Jan. 28 in Chicago. However, in an interview with FightHubTv, Sonnen flatly denied that that is his next fight. "I have no fight with Mark Munoz," said Sonnen. "My next fight will be based on, I don't know how much I can say, but I'll be watching the TV Saturday night, put it that way." The implication of course is that Sonnen will be facing the winner of the main event between Michael Bisping and Jason Miller at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 Finale on Dec. 3 in Las Vegas.
Submitted Dec 1, 2011 1:35PM by emfleek - 23 comments
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Evan Dunham vs. Paul Sass Slated for UFC on Fox 2
An interesting lightweight match-up has been verbally agreed to for the second UFC on Fox event, scheduled for January 28th at the United Center in Chicago. ESPN UK reports that British submission wizard, Paul Sass, will meet well-rounded Xtreme Couture product, Evan Dunham
Submitted Dec 1, 2011 12:16PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
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"The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" No More
ncer Bruce Buffer calls former light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz‘s name in Toronto next weekend, for the first time in forever, he won’t be calling out “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy.” Ortiz, who faces Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on the main card of UFC 140, is moving on from his younger days of talking trash on opponents to build fights and putting his old moniker to bed. He’s now fighting for his fans, his family, and for the future, putting the negativity behind him. “No longer the bad boy, positive from here on out. I’m now the ‘People’s Champ,’” Ortiz told MMAWeekly Radio.
Submitted Nov 30, 2011 11:49PM by FastKnockout - 21 comments
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Teammates Face Off at TUF 14 Finale
Two featherweights will get new life in the UFC after suffering defeats on The Ultimate Fighter 14 when the meet in the finale. American Top Team fighter Marcus Brimage will face fellow housemate Stephen Bass in a featherweight bout on the night’s card. Originally from Alabama, now training out of the famed academy in Florida, Marcus Brimage had less experience than many of the fighters going into the show, but didn’t hesitate to face anyone once he got there. Brimage fell to veteran fighter Bryan Caraway in his opening fight after making it into the house, but he still became a key training partner for many of his teammates on Team Bisping throughout the remainder of the season.
Submitted Nov 30, 2011 11:47PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Two Bantamweight Bouts Added to TUF 14 Finale
A pair of bantamweight bouts have been added to The Ultimate Fighter season 14 finale taking place Saturday night in Las Vegas. Dustin Pague, who made his way to the semifinals of the show before losing to eventual finalist T.J. Dillashaw, will get back in action against fellow cast member John Albert. In addition to Pague vs. Albert, fellow semifinal competitor Johnny Bedford will face Louis Gaudinot at the finale. Both fights were confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the match-ups taking place this weekend in Las Vegas.
Submitted Nov 30, 2011 11:45PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Dave Herman vs. Stefan Struve targeted for UFC on FUEL TV 1
A heavyweight matchup has been added to the UFC's debut on FUEL TV. Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Dave Herman (21-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Stefan Struve (22-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) is targeted for UFC on FUEL TV 1. MMAWeekly.com initially reported the bout. UFC on FUEL TV 1 takes place Feb. 15 in Omaha, Neb. The 18,000-seat CenturyLink Arena is likely to host. Main-card fights air live on FUEL TV, though broadcast plans haven't been announced for the preliminary card. It's not clear if Herman vs. Struve will be part of the main card.
Submitted Nov 30, 2011 7:26PM by Budgellism - 13 comments
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Sources: Rashad Evans, Phil Davis set
Rashad Evans and Phil Davis will meet in a light heavyweight bout slated for Jan. 28. The fight, which multiple sources confirmed to ESPN.com, will take place at UFC on Fox 2, the promotion's second show on the network. It's not the first time the UFC has booked this matchup. The two were scheduled to meet in August at UFC 133 in Philadelphia, but that bout fell through when Davis suffered a knee injury. Evans (16-1-1) will look to solidify his place as the No. 1 contender at 205 pounds. He's currently riding a three-fight win streak, including a second-round TKO win over late-replacement Tito Ortiz in August.
Submitted Nov 30, 2011 2:11AM by Poor_Franklin - 27 comments
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UFC 141 'UFC Prelims' special gets Njokuani-Nijem, Assuncao-Pearson on Spike TV
The two-bout fight card is set for next week month's UFC 141 "UFC Prelims" special on Spike TV. Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com the bouts include lightweights Ramsey Nijem vs. Anthony Njokuani and featherweights Junior Assuncao vs. Ross Pearson. UFC 141 takes place Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Submitted Nov 29, 2011 10:05PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
Jorge Lopez vs. Amir Sadollah added to UFC 143 in February
Wanderlei Silva protege Jorge Lopez takes his second attempt at a UFC win when he meets Amir Sadollah at February's UFC 143 event. UFC officials today announced the new welterweight booking. UFC 143 takes place Feb. 4 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The event's main card airs live on pay-per-view while preliminary bouts are expected to air on FUEL TV.
Submitted Nov 29, 2011 10:03PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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UFC 140: Four Prelim Fights to Air on ION Television
As Spike TV's relationship with the UFC winds down towards expiration at the end of the year, the channel will still broadcast a prelim special for UFC 141, but UFC 140, which takes place in two weeks, was left off their schedule. Fortunately for fans, ION Television will step in and broadcast four live preliminary fights on the UFC 140 card in Toronto. Heavy.com was the first to report the broadcast plans, and the four featured bouts will be: Igor Pokrajac vs. Krzysztof Soszynski, Jared Hamman vs. Constantinos Philippou, John Makdessi vs. Dennis Hallman, and Yves Jabouin vs. Walel Watson. The ION broadcast will kick off live at 7PM ET on December 10th, two hours before the pay per view main card at 9PM ET. The UFC has previously aired prelim fights on ION for UFC 125 and UFC 127.
Submitted Nov 29, 2011 5:27PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Pyle vs. Thiago, Broughton vs. Oliveira official for UFC 142 in Brazil
An intriguing welterweight matchup between Mike Pyle and Paulo Thiago is now official for UFC 142. Additionally, a heavyweight affair between English slugger Rob Broughton and Brazilian newcomer Ednaldo Oliveira will also take place at the event. UFC execs today announced both contests. UFC 142 takes place Jan. 14 at Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena.
Submitted Nov 29, 2011 5:15PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Mike Brown vs. Vagner Rocha, Ryan Jimmo vs. Karlos Vemola added to UFC on FX 1
The fight bookings are coming fast and furious. UFC officials today announced a pair of new fights for UFC on FX 1, as Mike Brown (25-8 MMA, 1-3 UFC) vs. Vagner Rocha (7-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Ryan Jimmo (16-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Karlos Vemola (8-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will each take place at the Jan. 20 event. Additionally, a pair of bouts previously reported by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) were also confirmed, as Reza Madadi (11-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets Rafaello Oliviera (14-5 MMA, 1-4 UFC) and Jorge Rivera (19-9 MMA, 7-7 UFC) faces Eric Schafer (12-6-2 MMA, 3-5 UFC). Featuring a headliner of Melvin Guillard vs. Jim Miller, UFC on FX 1 takes place Jan. 20 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
Submitted Nov 29, 2011 4:50PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
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Jake Ellenberger vs. Diego Sanchez to headline Feb. 15 UFC event on FUEL TV
A key welterweight matchup between Jake Ellenberger (26-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and Diego Sanchez (23-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) has been scheduled for February. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed with sources close to the event that Ellenberger and Sanchez will headline an as-yet-unannounced fight card expected to take place on Wednesday, Feb. 15. While UFC brass have yet to make an official announcement, additional sources indicated that the event will likely take place in Ellenberger's hometown of Omaha, Neb., and air on FUEL TV. Omaha's 18,000-seat CenturyLink Center (formerly Qwest Center Omaha) is said to be the leading candidate to host the event, but venue officials declined to comment on the potential booking.
Submitted Nov 29, 2011 2:53PM by Budgellism - 17 comments
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Jorge Rivera vs. Eric Schafer targeted for UFC on FX 1
You can't keep good men down. Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that middleweights Jorge Rivera (19-9 MMA, 7-7 UFC) and Eric Schafer (12-6-2 MMA, 3-5 UFC) have verbally agreed to meet at UFC on FX 1. Contracts are expected shortly. "UFC on FX 1: Guillard vs. Miller takes place Jan. 20 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., and its main card airs live on FX. Preliminary bouts are expected to air on FUEL TV.
Submitted Nov 29, 2011 2:52PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
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