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Serra/Hughes UFC 98 Hype Video
(demandmma.com)
Nothing better then a good old fashion grudge match, as UFC 98 looms just around the corner, the countdown to Serra vs. Hughes is on!
Submitted May 16, 2009 4:13AM by BrutalKnockOut - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Enter the Dragon: UFC 98 interview with Lyoto Machida
(mmamania.com)
Elusive. Methodical. Unbeaten. There are plenty of adjectives available to describe Lyoto Machida’s style inside the Octagon. One not frequently heard, however, was “aggressive.” That all changed at UFC 94.
Submitted May 16, 2009 1:00AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Forrest Griffin discusses upcoming bout with Anderson Silva
(demandmma.com)
Griffin sits down with ESPN Radio and gives a hilarious interview as always, discussing what lead to his UFC 101 opponent switch.
Submitted May 15, 2009 3:19PM by BrutalKnockOut - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Liddell "Still Working Out And Training" But Undecided On Retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
Dana White says Chuck Liddell is retired. Liddell's trainer says he's not. Liddell says he hasn't decided yet. Liddell said that while he is still working out and training he is still undecided regarding retiring from MMA.
Submitted May 15, 2009 1:14PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Hughes Has An Empty Bag
(mmamania.com)
Yes, even more pre-UFC 98 trash talk from Matt Serra. Speaking during an appearance on this past Monday's episode of Pro MMA Radio, Serra says the difference is he's training for the "old" Hughes and not the Hughes who's lost his last 2 fights and doesn't think Hughes "has it in the bag" like he thinks he does.
Submitted May 15, 2009 12:05PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lyoto Machida wants to test himself against Brock Lesnar
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
While Lyoto Machida is admittedly focused on his upcoming UFC light heavyweight championship match-up with Rashad Evans, and deservedly so, he recently revealed that a move up to the heavyweight division isn’t that far out of the picture. If Machida wants to eventually challenge some like Lesnar he’s going to have to get past Evans first, something he is fully aware of. “I don’t think about a fight at the heavyweight division, but I think about a challenge, maybe against the heavyweight champion,” revealed Machida in an interview with Tatame.com.
Submitted May 15, 2009 1:39AM by MMAcca - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White responds to Tom Atencio's challenge, calls him a "loser"
(mmajunkie.com)
Dana White, the Ultimate Fighting Championship's outspoken president, isn't one to turn down a challenge. But White had to stop laughing on Wednesday before admitting that he has no interest in fighting Affliction Entertainment promoter Tom Atencio.
Submitted May 15, 2009 1:36AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Changing styles: Frank Edgar UFC 98 interview
(mmamania.com)
It’s hard to believe, but it’s been nearly a year since we last saw Frank Edgar inside the Octagon. And if he has it his way, we’re going to see a new and improved fighter at UFC 98. We’ll call it Frankie 2.0. Tracing Edgar’s UFC career, you might not think this guy needs to change things up. He’s got a winning formula: he’s a four-time national-qualifying collegiate wrestler with great standup and a lot of flexibility (just ask Tyson Griffin).
Submitted May 15, 2009 1:35AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC In Boston, MMA In Mass - One Step Closer
(mmaweekly.com)
The Massachusetts Senate Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security last Monday approved the state’s first stand-alone piece of MMA legislation, passing it to the Senate Clerk after a unanimous vote. The Clerk will next pass it to the Ways and Means Committee for a final review, or move it to the Senate floor for debate and a vote. Matt Moran, Chief of Staff for James E. Timilty, the bill’s co-author and Security chair, said he expected it to go to Ways and Means. The committee oversees legislation with a fiscal impact on the state and votes on whether to pass them to the Senate floor. While the original legislation passed the Ways and Means Committee last year, there was no timetable on a vote, said Moran.
Submitted May 15, 2009 1:33AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Wilson Robbed at Gun Point
(demandmma.com)
In a developing story, current UFC fighter Chris Wilson had been robbed at gunpoint this week in his home in Brazil.
Submitted May 15, 2009 1:26AM by BDON911 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kenny Florian on Good Day Philadelphia - Video
(demandmma.com)
Florian talks about Penn, the evolution of the UFC, and more. Say what you will about Kenny Florian, but he makes for a great ambassador to the sport of MMA.
Submitted May 14, 2009 2:58PM by BrutalKnockOut - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Sean Sherk, Frank Edgar, Matt Serra clean in pre-UFC 98 drug tests
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 98 main card competitors Sean Sherk, Frankie Edgar and Matt Serra have all passed pre-event drug test administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer confirmed the results with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following today's NSAC hearing at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas. Kizer also indicated the commission was still waiting on the results of a sample from Matt Hughes.
Submitted May 14, 2009 1:59PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 10 Coaches Likely To Be Rampage & Machida/Evans
(mmamania.com)
An independent report has been confirmed indicating that the coaches for The Ultimate Fighter 10 will be the fighters in the next UFC Light Heavyweight Title showdown after UFC 98: Former champion Quinton Jackson and the current champion after the fight-either Rashad Evans or Ryoto (Lyoto) Machida. TUF 10 is expected to showcase heavier fighters.
Submitted May 14, 2009 11:54AM by DCRage - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Man with Two Souls
(sherdog.com)
A rising star in his ethnic home of South Korea -- and at once a celebrated and reviled athlete in Japan -- Yoshihiro Akiyama represents by far the UFC’s greatest East Asian acquisition to date. Though reaction to his signing was subdued in the West, hearing he had opted to sign with the American mixed martial arts juggernaut -- instead of landing with Sengoku or K-1 -- was big news for fans in Japan in South Korea. “I did consider fighting in Japan, but because of my age and the notion that the major leagues are in the US, I felt that the major leagues of MMA was the UFC,” Akiyama says. “No one can really go to the UFC just because they want to. The chances are very limited. I received the offer, and since it was my dream to fight on a larger stage, everything all came together at the right time, and I decided to go.” As one of the best talents raised in Japanese MMA, Akiyama seems more than worthy to step into the Octagon. However, pundits view Akiyama’s ancestry and celebrity as an ethnic Korean as the keys to Zuffa’s plans, should the company expand into South Korea. Akiyama’s stardom in that country extends beyond combat sports and borders on that of a bona fide pop star. Surprisingly, Akiyama does not believe his heritage alone will help the UFC grow in Korea. In fact, he expresses reservations with the idea and voices concern over the pervasive and trite overemphasis on national and ethnic identity. “I think a lot of people tend to focus too much on nationality, and when they try to assert or put me into either category [Korean or Japanese], I’m saddened by it,” he says. “A lot of ‘Zainichi’ Koreans (ethnic Koreans living in Japan) feel the same way -- where they don’t know if they’re Korean or if they’re Japanese.” Like many ethnic Koreans born, raised and living in Japan, Akiyama has dealt with the difficulties of fitting into two cultures, under constant scrutiny and with little room for foreign inclusivity; the consequences can be seen in his struggles in judo and MMA over the past eight years. Nevertheless -- unlike his harshest critics and detractors -- he harbors no bitterness; that allows him to reconcile and appreciate both identities.
Submitted May 14, 2009 2:48AM by ncordless - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFN 19 May Be In Oklahoma City
(411mania.com)
Sources close to UFC and the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission have confirmed that talks are underway to host UFC Fight Night 19 in Oklahoma City. The tentative date is September 16 and the event would lead into The Ultimate FIghter 10 premiere.
Submitted May 13, 2009 6:42PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pat Miletich: ‘Dana has never told me anything that ended up being the truth’
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
It’s been quite some time since Pat Miletich and Dana White were friends and business associates. If one was to trace the divide between the two back to it’s origin they would find that the split was cemented with Miletich’s decision to become part of the International Fight League that has since gone under. On last night’s episode of ESPN’s E:60, the founder of Miletich Fighting Systems made his current feelings about the UFC president quite clear.
Submitted May 13, 2009 3:17PM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mario Yamasaki tapped as referee for UFC 98 Evans-Machida main event
(mmajunkie.com)
Veteran MMA official Mario Yamasaki has been tapped as the referee for next month's UFC 98 title fight between UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and top contender Lyoto Machida, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned. The assignment was revealed during today's Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas. UFC 98 takes place May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and Evans vs. Machida is the night's main event.
Submitted May 13, 2009 3:15PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lyoto Machida: Our father, who art in Brazil, Karate be thy name…
(mmamania.com)
“Karate was discredited in mixed martial arts so my father and I are developing and adapting some aspects in karate to prove that all arts are efficient. My target is holding the Machida Karate flag and raising the name of my family, father and everyone who takes part in my training.”
Submitted May 13, 2009 3:12PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Fighter At Heart, Nate Diaz Learning The Game
(mmaweekly.com)
The Diaz brothers, Nate and Nick, share the same hatred for anything that dilutes fighting. The very idea of MMA as a sport riles them. They wish for the old days. “I wish these fights were unlimited time, like 30-minute fights or 10-minute rounds,” Nate told MMAWeekly.com.
Submitted May 13, 2009 3:09PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Penn-Florian Title Fight Now Official For UFC 101
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC today has confirmed the expected main event for UFC 101: UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn vs. Kenny Florian for the title. This is Penn's first title defense in 14 months and his first fight since his Welterweight Title fight at UFC 94.
Submitted May 13, 2009 11:24AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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