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Sweet Chael Sonnen interview
(cagepotato.com)
Did you perceive the goading, motioning, shouting by Silva to be showmanship or disrespect? Or perhaps a little bit of both? Look, I'm not a gang banger. I don't talk about “respect.” That term is for street thugs, not me.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 5:15PM by DoTheMMAth - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 112: Anderson Silva Defends Performance, Says Maia Dissrespected Him
(bit.ly)
ABU DHABI -- Anderson Silva defending his controversial UFC 112 performance against Demian Maia at the post-fight press conference. Silva said that Maia disrespected him prior to the fight and did not feel the need to apologize to the fans for his performance. to avoid bashing fighters I will simply say I do not like anderson's answers. he was offended by maia saying he was going to try to take one of his limbs.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 4:49PM by MaxOne - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Following UFC 112, White says Hughes part of UFC for life, Gracie's future uncertain
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC 112 matchup between MMA legends Matt Hughes (44-7 MMA, 17-5 UFC) and Renzo Gracie (13-7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was viewed by many as a throwback fight – a virtual fantasy matchup between two of the game's aging greats. But after Hughes earned a very one-sided third-round stoppage over Gracie, it became apparent that the Brazilian MMA pioneer's 43 years had left him no match for the future UFC Hall of Famer's 36. Following the bout, UFC president Dana White refused to address Gracie's future directly, though he said the submission artist's age was an obvious factor. Meanwhile, he confirmed Hughes was welcome as part of the organization for life.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 2:30PM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Cuts Jason High
(mmajunkie.com)
Jason High isn't going to get as high as he hoped for in UFC...in fact, he's gone from high to low. He says UFC has cut him after just one fight, a decision loss to Charlie Brenneman at last month's UFC Fight Night event in North Carolina.High was the rare fighter to get a UFC contract after a loss (KO'd by Marius Zaromskis at DREAM 10) so while he didn't necessarily suffer the "Losing Streak Of Doom" he has still lost consecutive fights.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 11:37AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ortiz, Liddell Stand by Non-Disclosure Agreements
(mmafighting.com)
Taking heat from fans for not exactly telling the truth, TUF 11 coaches Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell have taken to Twitter to explain themselves for falsely pushing the idea that they will fight each other at UFC 115. Both fighters' defense for bending the truth were the requirement to sign non-disclosure agreements.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 12:40AM by jae_1833 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC champ Edgar understands Penn's hope for rematch but wants Maynard next
(mmajunkie.com)
Not more than two days after Edgar (12-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) bested B.J. Penn (15-6 MMA, 11-5 UFC) on points this past Saturday at UFC 112, Penn said an immediate rematch is in the works and could take place within three to four months. Gray Maynard (9-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) also wants the first shot at the new champion. Edgar is not one to make a scene about who's next. But if he has to pick one, it's Maynard.
Submitted Apr 13, 2010 6:56PM by postman - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana: UFC 115 Sold Out In 30 Minutes
(mmajunkie.com)
Assuming Dana White's message on Twitter is correct, UFC 115 in Vancouver has already sold out. Fight Club members not only bought all the available tickets on the first day they could, they got them all in only 30 minutes. If this proves true, it will be the fastest UFC sellout ever-the previous record holder was UFC 83, which sold out less than a minute into the general public on-sale date.
Submitted Apr 13, 2010 2:58PM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
B.J. Penn: I Think a Rematch Is in the Works
(mmafighting.com)
Three days after he lost the UFC lightweight title to Frankie Edgar at UFC 112, B.J. Penn said he believes he'll get an immediate rematch with Edgar, and that he'll be fighting for an opportunity to get the belt back within the next two months. "The UFC contacted us yesterday, and I think they want to put a rematch together, so I think a rematch is in the works," Penn said Tuesday morning in an interview with 106.7 The Fan in Washington, D.C.
Submitted Apr 13, 2010 11:20AM by emfleek - 42 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 115 poster for 'Liddell vs Franklin' on June 12 in Vancouver
(mmamania.com)
So much for Tito "definitely" main eventing... Edit: cant tell if Image actually loaded from this computer, If not link has image...
Submitted Apr 12, 2010 7:08PM by CwB - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Florian Hospitalized With Staph Infection In Knee
(sherdog.com)
UFC lightweight contender Kenny Florian has been hospitalized in Boston with a staph infection in his right knee. The two-time title challenger returned from vacationing in Antigua on Sunday and was admitted to the hospital after a checkup visit earlier Monday, according to his brother and trainer Keith Florian. “Kenny had a bursa sac in his knee that popped and it got infected with staph,” said the younger Florian brother, “and now he has to have intravenous antibiotics and a minor surgical procedure to scoop it out tomorrow.” Florian also told Sherdog.com that doctors would test the material removed from the fighter’s knee to make sure they know what they are dealing with and to gauge the seriousness of the infection. Worries about MRSA -- a particularly stringent strain of staphylococcus bacteria -- are the reason for the extra measure
Submitted Apr 12, 2010 6:53PM by ncordless - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva Successfully Manages To Infuriate Everyone At UFC 112
(sbnation.com)
"Anderson Silva Successfully Manages To Infuriate Everyone At UFC 112 But would you believe that Silva even managed to anger fans from his native country of Brazil? Fighters Only has an interesting story about how Brazilians are so appalled by what Silva did, and said, in the cage that the champ is losing fans in droves."
Submitted Apr 12, 2010 6:15PM by icantthinkofanything - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
No UFC 113 Prelims On Spike, But 114 Special In The Works
(mmajunkie.com)
Spike TV will not air another of it's "UFC Prelims" specials before the upcoming UFC 113 event in May, but is planning another such special before UFC 114 later that month. This move is to insure spots are available for events later this year. The 114 prelims special is expected to feature Dong Hyun Kim vs. Amir Sadollah and Efrain Escudero vs. Dan Lauzon.
Submitted Apr 12, 2010 2:34PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White "embarassed" with UFC 112 main event, promises to "make it up" to fans
(mmajunkie.com)
The story of Saturday's "UFC 112: Invincible" event should have been Frankie Edgar's historic upset of B.J. Penn, but Anderson Silva's early showboating, followed by an absolute refusal to engage his opponent in the latter rounds, ruined "The Answer's" chance of being the night's hot topic. UFC president Dana White did little to hide his disgust for his middleweight champion's latest performance – both at cageside, which he left before the fight was over, and in the evening's post-fight press conference. But White stood firm in the line of fire and owned up to his company's failure to deliver fireworks in Abu Dhabi, and he swore he'd make the night up to UFC fans.
Submitted Apr 12, 2010 10:03AM by emfleek - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Hughes Isn't Going Anywhere Anytime Soon After UFC 112 Win
(mmamania.com)
As long as he still enjoys working out and competing, that is. He detailed his plans at the UFC 112 post-event presser: "I've got three more fights left on my contract. I don't know how much longer I'm going to stay fighting. I'm 36 years old. I had a lot of changes over the last five years ... so, uh, I still love to compete. I'm I lucky guy. When I go to the gym every day I'm super happy. I have a great crew with me and wherever I go to train. As long I still love to compete inside the Octagon and as long as I enjoy working out, I'll still be here."
Submitted Apr 12, 2010 7:55AM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White is pissed at the Spider
(sbnation.com)
"UFC 112 Results: Dana White Says He Was Embarrassed By Anderson Silva's Performance In the UFC 112 main event Anderson Silva retained his welterweight title with a shameful display of taunting and refusal to engage. For the first two rounds Anderson was able to hit challenger Demian Maia at will, taunting him and blasting him to the legs, body and head. Maia was unable to get close enough to land a punch or try for a takedown to get the fight into his world. Suddenly a switch seemed to flip for Silva in the third round and he began circling, unloading with far more taunts than strikes. He seemed uninterested in finishing off the clearly outclassed challenger and one got the sense that he was looking to drag the fight out to a decision."
Submitted Apr 11, 2010 9:01AM by icantthinkofanything - 45 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
FightMetric Report for B.J. Penn vs. Franke Edgar at UFC 112
(bit.ly)
FightMetric has released it's report for the B.J. Penn/Frank Edgar fight at UFC 112. Here's the Effectiveness Score and ten point must system scoring round-by-round:
Submitted Apr 11, 2010 3:44AM by MaxOne - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Caol Uno cut
(mmafighting.com)
"ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Lightweight Caol Uno has been released by the UFC. MMA Fighting learned of the news from sources close to the situation Friday. The Japanese fighter went 0-2-1 since returning to the UFC in June 2009. He most recently lost via first-round TKO to Gleison Tibau at UFN 21 in March"
Submitted Apr 9, 2010 4:33PM by icantthinkofanything - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
"UFC 112: Invincible" available for free to German fans on UFCLive.com
(mmajunkie.com)
While German mixed-martial-arts fans were dealt a stern blow with March's order from the Bavarian state office for new media (BLM) banning UFC programming on German airwaves, the world's biggest fight promotion has stepped in to assure that Saturday's UFC 112 event will still be available to all. German fans will be able to watch "UFC 112: Invincible" for free on the UFCLive.com. The stream will be geo-blocked and offered free only to German fans...
Submitted Apr 9, 2010 3:22PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Looking Back at Stephan Bonnar vs. Forrest Griffin Five Years Later
(mmafighting.com)
On Saturday, the UFC will stage an event before a soldout crowd in Abu Dhabi, 8,000 miles away from its home base in Las Vegas. Same story, different desert. But the event is also something of landmark occasion, opening up yet another international market for the UFC. A short time ago, though, the UFC was barely wanted in its own home country, and even its Zuffa ownership group had looked into possibly unloading the underperforming asset. It was a company in crisis, until one match changed everything. On April 9, 2005 -- five years ago today -- Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin altered the fortunes of an entire sport...
Submitted Apr 9, 2010 1:40PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC terminates Lucio Linhares' contract following back-to-back losses
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has terminated the contract of middleweight fighter and M-1 Challenge veteran Lucio Linhares. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today learned of the termination from a source close to the fighter. Linhares, who entered the UFC with a five-fight win streak that included notable wins over Karl Amoussou and Sean Salmon, went 0-2 in the UFC. The Brazilian fighter made his promotional debut at UFC 107 in December and suffered a submission loss (via heel hook) to Rousimar Palhares. In his following fight, which came this past week at UFC Fight Night 21, a ringside physician cut short his night and awarded opponent Yushin Okami a second-round TKO victory due to Linhares' cuts and possible facial injuries.
Submitted Apr 9, 2010 11:46AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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