Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
Sign In
Username:

 
Password:

 
Keep me logged in

UFC News - Page 579

Do you have a hot MMA story or news item that you have found and would like to share?
Then read our guidelines then post it to our MMA News Share Forum to have it display here for the community to read on this page.
 
Michael Bisping: Denis Kang will be ‘a good test’
(mmamania.com)
"I think he’s a good test. I wanted to fight someone decent after Henderson because as I said, I had a great camp and I feel improved as a fighter in all departments. I wanted to prove that to the world but I didn’t, I went out there and got knocked out. So for my next fight I wanted a top name and get right back up there. I didn’t want to take a step down in opponent..."
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 10:35AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Henderson Wants Anderson Silva's UFC Title, Not Nate Marquardt
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC middleweight division remains an utter mess. Champ Anderson Silva is so dominant that there is more fascination with his potential fights at 205lbs or maybe even heavyweight than at 185. And that leaves the two top contenders for his belt out in the cold.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 10:34AM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's Excuses and Frank Mir's Rants Spark Interest in Rematch
(bloodyelbow.com)
Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira and Randy "The Natural" Couture's showdown at UFC 102 was a match-up that was years in the making, and it had fans on the edge of their seats in terms of excitement and pure entertainment. It all came to fruition on Saturday with Nogueira answering critics by showing a granite chin, great boxing skills, and a nullifying ground game to defeat Couture via unanimous decision. In the wake of the win, media began to wonder... where was this "Minotauro" in the Frank Mir fight at UFC 92?
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 10:33AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Carlos Condit vs. Jake Ellenberger official for main card of UFC Fight Night 19
(mmajunkie.com)
Carlos Condit's (22-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) new opponent at UFC Fight Night 19 is now official as the organization announced that UFC newcomer Jake Ellenberger (21-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will face the "Natural Born Killer." MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported the change in August, a switch that was necessary after Condit's original opponent, Chris Lytle, was forced out of the main-card contest with a knee injury.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 10:31AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Anderson Silva Problem
(bloodyelbow.com)
As Randy Couture might say, Anderson Silva poses some interesting problems. Those problems, however, won't be solved by another fighter in the cage. They'll have to be solved by UFC President Dana White and matchmaker Joe Silva. We have quite a few variables at play. One, Silva probably will retire from MMA following the last 3 fights on his contract. At the very least, he will want to explore a boxing match with Roy Jones Jr. Two, he seems to only want big fights. Three, he will not fight Lyoto Machida (or other Black House partners). Four, he wants to take some time off to heal his body.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 8:52AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Edith Labelle, Former Octagon Girl, Breaks Silence on UFC Dismissal
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Last month, fans of former UFC Octagon girl Edith Labelle were disappointed to find out that she was no longer working for the organization. Many questions surrounded her departure, but few answers were made available.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 8:47AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
For UFC 102's Chris Tuscherer, unanswered questions just as damaging as brutal groin shot
(mmajunkie.com)
At this past weekend's UFC 102 event at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore., the groin shot hurt plenty badly. Plenty badly. But even more frustrating for UFC newcomer Chris Tuscherer was the lack of answers he received from Oregon State Athletic Commission officials after opponent Gabriel Gonzaga tagged him with one of the worst groin shots in MMA history.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 8:46AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Neer Replaces Sherk at UFC 104
(sherdog.com)
Josh Neer will replace an injured Sean Sherk in a lightweight bout against Gleison Tibau at UFC 104 on Oct. 24 in Los Angeles, according to a source close to the matchup. Sherk, 36, suffered a shoulder injury in training that will keep him out of the gym for approximately four weeks, according to his manager Monte Cox. The injury is a setback for the former lightweight champion, who is 1-1 in his last two Octagon appearances since failing to recapture the crown from B.J. Penn at UFC 84 in May 2008.
Submitted Sep 2, 2009 7:13PM by Bowen50 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA, Lies and Videotape
(sherdog.com)
by Jordan Breen (jbreen@sherdog.com) 19414 In his epic strategy-and-swordsmanship treatise “The Book of Five Rings,” Musashi Miyamoto writes, "You can become a master of strategy by training alone with a sword, so that you can understand the enemy's stratagems, his strength and resources, and come to appreciate how to apply strategy to beat ten thousand enemies. And you should always watch videotape." Clearly, Nate Marquardt and Thiago Silva know the martial way. Although I may have fabricated one of the sentences above, the point remains. No matter how you view MMA -- as pure martial arts, as sport or even as business -- these are all realms where the adage of "know thy enemy" are foundational. Yet, it's only in the very recent past that the concepts of actual strategy and planning have crept into this sport. This is why I am so ecstatic for Marquardt and Silva to have dominated Saturday night. More importantly, it's not that they won but rather how they won. It took Marquardt just 21 seconds to completely nuke Demian Maia, as he countered an ill-conceived Maia kick with a flush right cross. Instead of tucking his head and keeping his left hand up to protect his chin, Maia's head was rigid and upright, and his left hand aimlessly drifted toward Marquardt's face. The counter was reflexive and instantaneous, because it had already become muscle memory. "I had watched tape on him and had kind of noticed how he telegraphs when he kicks," Marquardt said at the post-fight presser. "I have a lot of counters for kicks and stuff … . It's crazy how it worked so easily." It's not that the counter itself was special. It is that Marquardt focused on a specific technical flaw in his opponent, and the instant it appeared, he sent him flying at the canvas forehead-first. Yet for as obvious and effective as this kind of hyper-specific stratagem seems, it is a rarity in this game. Even with major money now at stake, MMA is still a sport where lines like "It's a fight" and "We'll see where it goes" are familiar phraseology. Just a few months back, Josh Koscheck commented that he never watches his opponents before he fights them and almost seemed to brag that he had no idea what Paulo Thiago looked like. I imagine he might have liked to have at least a gander at some fight tape now. Likewise, talented middleweight Dan Miller admits to not watching his opponents beforehand, but after being completely dominated by a one-dimensional Chael Sonnen for 15 minutes, hopefully he realizes that a bit of time watching tape may have helped him find an opening for a submission against a fighter far less skilled in that department than himself. Part of the reason these attitudes persist is that MMA is still reliant on crippling generalities. We still discuss the sport in terms of "strikers" and "grapplers" and throw out adjectives like "unorthodox" and "world-class" without much thought to individual skills and technique. However, it isn't 1999 anymore, and fighters have become generally, if not perfectly, well rounded. In 2009, these oversimplifications are lies, as fights are more often won and lost on the very specific and unique wrinkles -- both positive and negative -- in a fighter's game...
Submitted Sep 2, 2009 3:37PM by ncordless - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Former Heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia ready to return to the UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
Former heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia wants to return to the place where he first found major success. The former two-time title-holder, who left the UFC in early 2008 after mutually agreeing with the organization to terminate his contract, has lost three straight fights, which included an embarrassing nine-second knockout loss to 48-year-old boxer Ray Mercer in June.
Submitted Sep 2, 2009 1:25PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Quick Quote: Ben Rothwell hasn’t done nothing … yet
(mmamania.com)
“I embrace the challenge. They offered me the opportunity to be a co-main event against Cain, who’s established himself in the UFC, and I was all for it. I feel like I’ve been paying my dues for a long time, and this is my time…. I’ve been doing this for ten years, and all along, it’s always been about being in the UFC. In ten years, I really feel like I’ve had no accomplishments. It sounds like I’ve done some things, but to me, it’s all been training to come here to the UFC. I know it’s gonna be a great fight because I have a tough opponent like Cain, but I’m gonna show you what you all came to see.”
Submitted Sep 2, 2009 10:31AM by SmileR - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Demian Maia will train (not complain) following his KO loss to Nate Marquardt
(mmamania.com)
I knew the first loss would come one day because I intend to fight for many years. As a matter of fact, though, it happened in a pretty unexpected manner because I was a little bit casual in the stand-up fight. I repeated two kicks. He got my timing down, and, the third time, he came with a straight punch and knocked me down. At the beginning of the fight, everyone is really strong, and I think the referee was right to stop the fight. I stood up well. I had no damage, and that’s most important … But a punch to the chin, like the one I took at the beginning of the fight, is probably the only defeat you cannot make comments about. I cannot complain about anything. Now, I just have to stand up, train hard and be ready for the next challenge. Former undefeated submission deity Demian (10-1) gathers himself after a first round knockout loss to middleweight contender Nate Marquardt at UFC 102 on August 29 in Portland. The Brazilian was headed for a possible title shot opposite Anderson Silva until a "Great" knockout punch floored him — and any immediate title opportunities. Fortunately Maia isn’t making any excuses and will use the loss as motivation to come back better than ever.
Submitted Sep 2, 2009 10:30AM by SmileR - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Time for Leben to go?
(sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
The UFC is not a charitable organization. While I'm sure it brings joy to millions of people, the UFC is foremost a business. But not everyone sees it that way. A recent article by Cagewriter editor Steve Cofield talks about the recent problems of Chris Leben, saying, "Here's hoping they don't axe him because if he's struggling with some of the demons of the past it might be the worst time ever for UFC to dump him."
Submitted Sep 2, 2009 8:41AM by emfleek - 43 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Interview With UFC Lightweight Phillipe Nover
(mmabay.co.uk)
Hi Phillipe, Thank you for taking the time to sit down with MMABay and answer a few of our questions: MMABay - Firstly, you have a big fight coming up in just a few weeks, how’s the preparation going, and how are you feeling in the run up to the fight? Nover - I feel fantastic. I was notified only 4 weeks out but I'm always in shape and have been training. It is just a matter of tailoring my training for Sam's style. My overall preparation has been almost perfect. Weight is good, no major injuries, lots of team support, and I'm totally focused!
Submitted Sep 2, 2009 1:04AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Carwin: Fedor is going to become irrelevant at Strikeforce
(mmabay.co.uk)
UFC heavyweight number one contender, Shane Carwin gave his thoughts on Fedor Emelianenko recently signing with Strikeforce, saying the Russian could have gone down as the greatest of all time but he chose to seek protection, just as he has done in recent years. When asked about the recent comments made that Strikeforce offers Fedor a better challenge at heavyweight, Carwin scoffed:
Submitted Sep 2, 2009 12:45AM by MMAcca - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Baroni vs. Sadollah slated for UFC 106
(insidefights.com)
Inside Fights has learned from sources close to both camps that Phil Baroni is scheduled to make his return to the Octagon against former Ultimate Fighter winner Amir Sadollah at UFC 106.
Submitted Sep 1, 2009 9:59PM by Wolfenstein - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 9 Winner Pearson To Debut At UFC 105
(mmaweekly.com)
TUF 9 winner Ross Pearson appears set to make his "official" UFC debut in front of the hometown fans. Sources have confirmed that Pearson will face Aaron Riley at UFC 105 in England on November 16.
Submitted Sep 1, 2009 4:37PM by DCRage - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mass Appeal
(sherdog.com)
Really good article IMO. It shows how UFC successfully turned a worthless division into the best one in the world. Also mentions Fedor's possible future.
Submitted Sep 1, 2009 2:44PM by Sinister - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce, M-1 Global
 
 
Denis Kang eager to beat Michael Bisping’s ass in Manchester
(mmamania.com)
“I jumped at the opportunity as soon as it was put in front of me…. I think I am gonna beat his ass … whether he won his last fight or lost it. He is a good fighter, he has got cardio and he knows how to win a fight. He knows how to ride the momentum, you know what I mean? I wouldn’t say he is a standout in any area but he is decent in all areas and he has a good head for the game, which can take you a long way…. I always want to finish the fight but you know, he’s only got two losses and he went the distance with Rashad Evans. But I am going to go for the KO like Hendo!… To me he is not ‘cocky Michael Bisping,’ he is just a sack of flesh and bones across the Octagon that I am waiting to pound on.”
Submitted Sep 1, 2009 11:12AM by SmileR - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
RSS
Archive  
 
  » November 2014
  » October 2014
  » September 2014
  » August 2014
  » July 2014
  » June 2014
  » May 2014
  » April 2014
  » March 2014
  » February 2014
  » January 2014
  » December 2013
  » November 2013
  » October 2013
  » September 2013
  » August 2013
  » July 2013
  » June 2013
  » May 2013
  » April 2013
  » March 2013
  » February 2013
  » January 2013
  » December 2012
  » November 2012
  » October 2012
  » September 2012
  » August 2012
  » July 2012
  » June 2012
  » May 2012
  » April 2012
  » March 2012
  » February 2012
  » January 2012
  » December 2011
  » November 2011
  » October 2011
  » September 2011
  » August 2011
  » July 2011
  » June 2011
  » May 2011
  » April 2011
  » March 2011
  » February 2011
  » January 2011
  » December 2010
  » November 2010
  » October 2010
  » September 2010
  » August 2010
  » July 2010
  » June 2010
  » May 2010
  » April 2010
  » March 2010
  » February 2010
  » January 2010
  » December 2009
  » November 2009
  » October 2009
  » September 2009
  » August 2009
  » July 2009
  » June 2009
  » May 2009
  » April 2009
  » March 2009
  » February 2009
  » January 2009
  » December 2008
  » November 2008
  » October 2008
  » September 2008
  » August 2008
  » July 2008
  » June 2008
  » May 2008
  » April 2008
  » March 2008
  » February 2008
  » January 2008
  » December 2007
  » November 2007
  » October 2007
  » September 2007
  » August 2007
  » July 2007
  » June 2007
Categories