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Ortiz tried to hire Belfort for his trains to face Lyoto
Carlson Gracie’s black belt, Vitor Belfort, that is training at Minotauro team and at Nova Geração, bet at Lyoto Machida, his ex-train mate, in his next bout at UFC 84 in May, against Tito Ortiz. “Lyoto has the skills to win, but is a tough fight. Two famous athletes, but I believe that Lyoto has more chances, he is at fight rhythm and Tito is star”, tell Belfort that reveal that Toto Ortiz tried to hire him to help at train to the fight. “Tito wanted to hire me with a lot of money, but I said no. I said that money can’t buy everything.
Submitted Apr 17, 2008 5:17PM by grappler0000 - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews, Fight Camp / Team
Greg Nelson: Brock Lesnar to beat Mark Coleman by ’smashing’ at UFC 87
Greg Nelson — one of the top trainers for heavyweight fighter Brock Lesnar (and Sean Sherk) — shares his thoughts on the preparation for his fighter heading into a showdown against Mark Coleman at UFC 87 in Minneapolis, Minn., on August 9. Lesnar dropped his Octagon debut to Frank Mir at UFC 81: “Breaking Point” in February 2008.
Coaches not signed for "TUF 8"
Despite some rumors and even a published report to the contrary, the UFC and Spike TV have not signed coaches for the eighth season of "The Ultimate Fighter," which debuts later this year. "TUF," the UFC's hit reality series that debuted in 2005, is currently in its seventh season and features UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson and Forrest Griffin as coaches. The application process and tryouts have already begun for the eighth season, which will include lightweight and light heavyweight fighters. However, reports that UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and former champ Frank Mir have been signed on to become coaches are not true
Hughes Vs. Serra Sooner Rather Than Later?
Everyone assumes Jon Fitch is next to get a UFC Welterweight Title shot after Saturday's UFC 83. According to Fitch, though, stop assuming that if Matt Serra wins because Fitch feels Matt Hughes might get the next shot instead.
Amir Sadollah's Ultimate Fighter Blog Episode 3
Check out what Amir had to say about Episode 3:
UFC owners: Ultimate Cash Machines
There’s a rather revealing article on Forbes.com that delves into the history of Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta — majority owners of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) — and their rise to the top of the mixed martial arts circuit.
Maia talks Herman at Ufc 83
Demian Maia (Pictures) debuted in the UFC in October 2007 with an impressive first-round submission of Ryan Jensen (Pictures). The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt returns to the Octagon April 19 in Canada for a middleweight bout against Ed Herman (Pictures). Sherdog.com spoke with Maia about that match and the future of the 185-pound weight class...
- FRANKLIN MOVES PAST SILVA; FOCUSED ON LUTTER
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight titleholder Rich “Ace” Franklin will look to get back to his winning ways this Saturday night when he takes on Travis Lutter. Both fighters are looking to find their way back to the top of the 185-pound weight class. Franklin has been a mainstay in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio for many years, working with coaches like Jorge Gurgel and Neal Rowe, but for the fight with Lutter, the former champion has moved his camp to the Northwest and started training with Matt Hume. In a recent interview with MMAWeekly Radio, Franklin divulged that after working with Hume for a short time prior to his second fight with Anderson Silva, he decided to split his camp between Cincinnati and working in Seattle with Hume. He believes the change will do nothing but positives for his overall game.
Revenge or Redemption Awaits at UFC 83
As it turns out, "South Park" was wrong all along and Canada is actually good for something besides mediocre NBA franchises. Namely, hosting big-time MMA cards delivered by the UFC. This time around we've got Matt Serra (Pictures) and Georges St. Pierre (Pictures) looking to establish who exactly is the world's preeminent welterweight as well as a trio of middleweight dust-ups, the official UFC baptism of an "Ultimate Fighter" champion and an undercard that'll have every fan praying for some quick finishes.
Fertittas bought Japanese martial arts business to kill it
It was touted to be a mixed martial arts merger like that of the National Football League and American Football League. Japan-based Pride fighting was brought under the same ownership as the Ultimate Fighting Championship a year ago, which was supposed to lead to uniform rules and a big step in the evolution of a fledgling sport. But what was dubbed by some as the pending "Super Bowl of Mixed Martial Arts" never happened. Now the biggest matchup appears to be scheduled for a federal courtroom. Not being funny, but they bought so they can do what they please with it. As much as I might think them mad for breaking up the company when they could have turned it into UFC Japan or something and missing a great opportunity. At the end of the day it's their money.
GSP Quick Quote: A Message For Jon Fitch
After hearing comments by Jon Fitch, likely-challenger-to-be to the Matt Serra-Georges St. Pierre winner at UFC 83, GSP responded by saying that Fitch will "maybe change his mind" after the Serra fight.
UFC 83 weigh-in details and info for Serra vs. St. Pierre 2 PPV event
The official weigh-in for UFC 83: “Serra vs. St. Pierre 2” will take place this Friday (April 18) at 4 p.m. ET at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Not surprisingly, the pre-fight festivities for the first-ever show for the promotion in Canada, which takes place the following day (Saturday, April 19), will be beamed LIVE across the Internet via streaming video. In fact, ESPN.com, NBCSports.com, Sympatico MSN, Yahoo!Sports.com and FoxSports.com will all air the weigh-in for UFC 83 LIVE on their Web sites this Friday, according to UFC.com.
Week one, the world watched me, Mike Dolce, knock Prince McLean out in the very first round of the very first fight on Spike TV’s seventh installment of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Week two, my fellow cast member, Matthew Riddle, started the night off with another BANG by breaking Dan Simmler’s jaw in the opening moments of round two in their “Elimination Bout.”
Sherk's "Caveman Training" Workout Program
Sherk has a pretty intense regiment
Submitted Apr 15, 2008 3:52PM by DoTheMMAth - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Nothing Personal, Doerksen Just Wants Revenge
It's not often that the fight game is more forgiving than the rest of life. When it comes to rematches, though, it sometimes is. Fighters occasionally get a chance that the rest of us dream about at some point in our lives -- to make up for something that happened in the past. Winnipeg, Canada's Joe Doerksen will get such a chance Saturday at the UFC's first event in Canada. He'll try to avenge a 2005 loss to Jason MacDonald when they meet in a middleweight bout at Montreal's Bell Centre. Should be a good fight. I always like watching MacDonald fight. MacDonald via Rd. 2 Sub
Rejuvenated McCarthy looks to choke out Bisping at UFC 83
We haven't seen Charles McCarthy perform inside the Octagon since Nov. 11, 2006. On that night, McCarthy fought through the pain of a severe knee injury -- which turned out to be complete tears of the ACL, LCL and meniscus -- to submit Gideon Ray with an armbar at the finale of The Ultimate Fighter 4.
Serra not afraid to play villain’s role
UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra knows he isn't going to be the fan favorite when he steps into the octagon at Bell Centre in Montreal in front of the expected largest crowd in North American mixed martial arts history on Saturday night. "I'm having my trainers and sparring partners boo me on a regular basis, so I'm getting used to it," said Serra, who defends the title against hometown hero Georges St. Pierre. "It's the same cage, it doesn't matter the city."
St. Pierre, "I Will Win Or I Will Go To The Hospital"
When Georges St. Pierre travels to the Bell Centre in Montreal on April 19 to battle Matt Serra for the UFC welterweight title, he won’t have to venture far, as the fight is taking place in his hometown. He won’t have to look very far for his most adamant supporters; they will surely be in attendance. He won’t have to dig very deep for the motivation to fight the man who beat him for the title almost exactly one year ago. He will now battle for his shot at redemption and a second reign as the 170-pound king of the MMA world. With the rematch between Georges St. Pierre and Matt Serra just days away, the current interim welterweight champion, who stated he will not bring the belt with him to the fight with Serra, is focused on the task at hand and excited about fighting for the title in front of his hometown fans. “It pumped me up so much, I can’t believe it,” St. Pierre said about the fight taking place in Montreal. “It’s a dream come true. It’s a great opportunity for me to shine in front of my people by winning the world title, and that’s the guy I’ve wanted to fight for a long time, too, because he beat me. I can’t wait, it’s going to be fun.” Working with St. Pierre for this fight are a familiar cast of training partners including Denis Kang, Nate Marquardt, Rashad Evans and, of course, lead trainer Greg Jackson, who will formulate the game plan that is expected to beat Serra. “I’ve been working for my game plan against Serra. Like I said, in (this) fight people will see some stuff that I’ve never shown before,” St. Pierre stated in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio. “Some stuff people have never seen in MMA. So it’s going to be interesting. Don’t blink because the fight can finish very early, or it can go to the distance, but don’t blink.”
Submitted Apr 15, 2008 11:02AM by grappler0000 - 43 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
Eye on the prize: UFC 83 sit-down with Demian Maia
Demian Maia will make his return to the eight-sided-cage this Saturday night in Montreal. He will clash with middleweight fighter and The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season three runner-up, Ed Herman, at UFC 83. Maia, who has won his first six career fights, will be in only his second in the UFC. “I feel pretty good. I love the Octagon,” Maia told MMAMania.com. Maia made his UFC debut at UFC 77: “Hostile Territory,” when he tooled Ryan Jensen, submitting him via rear naked choke in the first round.
Sherk finally cleared from suspension
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight titleholder Sean Sherk was released from active suspension in California on Monday after meeting all of the requirements as outlined by the California State Athletic Commission.
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