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Machida "Would Like To Wait For Thiago Silva Fight"
Ed Soares-the manager who represents top light heavyweight contender Ryoto (Lyoto) Machida-says that he and his fighter would prefer to wait until Thiago Silva heals from a back injury and fight him rather than someone else. Soares says they "don't see the advantage of fighting a newcomer" and wants to wait for Silva to see "who can get to 14-0 first".
Henderson's Next Fight In The Courtroom?
Dan Henderson this week filed a lawsuit against MMA Authentics, a California-based clothing company, claiming breach of contract. The lawsuit stems mainly from royalty payments Henderson claims the company owes him from a contract signed in '07 but has not yet paid.
With Title Shot Out Of Reach, Lyoto Machida Is Still Hoping To Fight Thiago Silva
Earlier this week, we mentioned that in light of Thiago Silva's recent back injury, the UFC offered light heavyweight contender, Lyoto Machida, a new fight against an Octagon newcomer. MMARated.com spoke to Machida's manager, Ed Soares, today and found out that his camp turned down that proposed fight.
Ninja Talks Upcoming Fights & Shogun Return!
Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua Update: ‘Coming to CBS’ EliteXC Middleweight Contender Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua talked with PDG about his victory over Tony Bonello, his upcoming fight against Benji Radach on the EXC-CBS Saturday Night Fights on October 4th and his brother ‘Shogun’ Rua.
Submitted Sep 12, 2008 5:37AM by nwowolfpack - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, EliteXC, General MMA, Interviews
JASON MACDONALD WANTS ANOTHER FIGHT IN 2008
The big fight that may appeal to a lot of fans is a potential match up with England's Michael “The Count” Bisping, who is headlining UFC 89 against an opponent that MacDonald has already defeated, Chris Leben. “I'd be interested to see the Bisping-Leben fight. Of course I already fought Leben. I'd love the opportunity to step up and take on Michael Bisping. He's getting a lot of hype in the middleweight division these days. Anyone that fights with the guys in the top half of this division that can continue to move my career forward.”
Randy Couture pushing for Emelianenko second, UFC policy changes first
A year's worth of legal battles began their conclusion with one obscene joke by "Captain America." As UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture today told the crew of TAGG Radio, the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com, his year-long conflict with UFC executives needed a creative solution. Couture discussed that story, as well as explaining the changes he's worked hard to make within the UFC. "In kind of coming up with some strategies with my attorneys to open some dialogue with the UFC, I sent (UFC President) Dana (White) a nice text," Couture explained. "I told him I was on [an MMA forum], and there were some guys that were bagging on him -- no surprise there. They were saying that he likes to eat [expletive] sandwiches. "I told [Dana] that I stuck up for him, and that there was no way that could be true because he doesn't even like bread. "It's true. I sent him that text, and he texted me right back -- laughing his ass off -- saying, 'I'd love to talk to you. We can enjoy some [expletive] sandwiches together.' That started the whole thing."
Quinton Rampage Jackson vs Wanderlei Silva 3 UFC 91 fight likely
Sources close to Wanderlei Silva (32-8-1) have indicated that the explosive (and long-rumored) third showdown between “The Axe Murderer” and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (28-7) is indeed set, according to MMACanada.net. The blockbuster light heavyweight match up will co-headline UFC 91: “Couture vs. Lesnar” at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 15.
BOCEK VS ROBINSON AT UFC 91
Tito Close To New Deal (Again)
Tito Ortiz now expects to have a new deal to fight somewhere done by the end of September. He's not saying where except he's "99% sure" it's not going to be UFC.
Short Fuse looking to make a big explosion in Omaha
Some guys are fight made, and some guys are made to fight. In the case of Ed Herman, it’s definitely a case of the latter, but as a hot-blooded 21-year-old bar bouncer looking for a more permanent fistic gig, it didn’t hurt that he walked into a gym in the great Northwest that just happened to have some of MMA’s greatest warriors willing to take him in.
Transatlantic Bisping Confident Ahead of Leben Bout
With world-class training facilities and coaches available to him on either side of the Atlantic, Bisping likes the idea of varying his training, though ultimately he feels there’s no place like home. “[In some ways], I have no preference,” he said. “When I’m in the States, it’s nice. I do this full-time, so a change is as good as a break. Obviously, the weather’s nice there, and the change keeps you fresh. I do enjoy the experience of working out in different gyms. “Thinking about it though, you can’t beat training at your own gym with your own teammates and coaches who know how you work,” Bisping added. “Tiki’s great; he coaches stars, but you look forward to getting back to the Wolfslair to start properly focusing on the fight.” Back in the UK, Bisping paints a vivid picture of what promises to be a brutal training camp leading up to his clash with Leben.
Top 5 Breakthroughs In MMA
Great fighters are remembered for a collection of moments within a vast library of sights and sounds -- a record of unforgettable victories and their most stinging defeats. But no moment stands out more than when a fighter distinguishes himself as a true force with which to be reckoned, having blossomed beyond the world of contenders and prospects. you know this is just a list someone did in there opinion. i like it but if any of you have ones that you think should have made the list feel free to post
Submitted Sep 10, 2008 5:40AM by haggiswashere - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, PrideFC, Miscellaneous, General MMA
Interview with Lyoto Machida
There’s no way to find and opponent now, and I’ll have to wait another event to fight. I don’t know who’ll I face, UFC didn’t say anything yet, only that I won’t fight at UFC 89”, said Lyoto, sad with the scrapped fight. “It’s sad because I was focused, training hard and prepared, but this kind of things happens. I changed my training now, I’m doing more Karate and working out, doing less MMA stuff”, told Lyoto, who has no idea of who his next opponent will be.
Lyoto Machida's Next Opponent
According to the UFC website, Lyoto Machida has been removed entirely from the UFC 89 card. Shane Carwin's fight is now on the main card instead.
Tanner was at his best with fans
"He was a person, like all of us, who didn't have all the answers but was honest enough to acknowledge it. And he had the courage to follow his heart's compass even if he wasn't sure where it was leading. Tanner was his own man, a unique and good soul." Pretty good article IMO
UFC signs top Euro light heavyweight Ivan Serati
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has inked a multi-fight deal with talented Italian light heavyweight Ivan Serati (10-2). Serati, a Cage Rage veteran, joins a growing number of European fighters who have recently signed with the UFC as the organization continues to expand throughout Europe. Sources close to Serati told MMAjunkie.com of the signing over the weekend, though terms of the deal were not disclosed
Jim Rome Blasts Chuck Liddell For Calling Out The Spider(short)
Chuck Liddell is apparently considering a showdown with P4P stud Anderson Silva to get his mojo back after dropping three of his past four fights...not so fast says popular mainstream sports commentator Jim Rome
Jon Jones "I call my style of fighting look-see-do".
"I call my style of fighting look-see-do. If I can see it, I can try it. I pull off a lot of stuff that I see so what's going to separate me and hopefully move me up the ladder is my unique style," stated UFC up-and-coming light heavyweight Jon Jones as he talked about his style and what makes him unique. Check out what else he had to say about his recent win over Andre Gusmao, his future plans and more
Ortiz: Ibarra ripped off Rampage
The following is from an interview that Tito Ortiz recently did with Punch Drunk Gamer: PDG: Hopefully, what do you think of him changing trainers and camps from Juanito Ibarra to Team Wolfslair? Ortiz: Let me explain this to you because it really pisses me off that Ibarra has done what he has done, he is a thief. I have been running training camps for seven years up in Big Bear California and the most that my camp has cost a fighter to attend is $35,000. Ibarra was charging Jackson $65,000 to go to Big Bear. I don't understand that!! He was being very disrespectful and taking advantage of 'Rampage'. Including travel, training partners, food and lodging, the most ever was $35,000, maybe if you flew in more trainers...$40K. Where did that extra money go that Ibarra was charging? 'Rampage' is really pissed and he feels betrayed that he was taken advantage of and I couldn't agree more with him. I don't care if Juanito reads this or hears about it anywhere, he already knows that he is blackballed. I don't care who you are; fighters work very hard for the money they earn and I feel slighted for even knowing Juanito. There has been rumors that some funny buisness was going on between Ibarra and Jackson but it looks like Tito has numbers to back up the rumors.
With UFC 88 win, Nate Marquardt anxious for second title shot
Nate Marquardt's destruction of the very game Martin Kampmann (13-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) at UFC 88 has put the rest of the middleweight division on notice and cemented his status as a top contender. It's also got Marquardt (27-8-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) thinking about a potential rematch with current champ Anderson Silva. Marquardt discussed this past weekend's fight and the possibility of second bout with Silva while a guest on Monday’s edition of TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I felt good during the fight, confident during the fight," Marquardt said of his win over Kampmann. "I just went in and did my game plan." Many had predicted Marquardt a favorite over the Danish kickboxer, but nobody could have expected the sheer ferocity and the ease with which the Team Jackson member would finish off such a seasoned fighter. Marquardt, sometimes dogged for dragging fights to decisions, has now earned stoppage victories in three of his past four victories. "When the opportunity is there, I want to take it," Marquardt said. "I have fought a lot of tough guys, but I think I am getting a lot better at being able to finish fights." Now a mature 29 years old, Marquardt admits he's become a lot more comfortable and patient in the cage. In the past, at the first sign of blood, Marquardt would sometimes launch into a frantic and wild game plan as he chased his opponents. "I would hurt them, but I would get so excited and just throw wild punches and not land," he said. "In this fight when I had him hurt, I took my time and tried to land my punches." With a UFC middleweight division thin on top talent, and with Marquardt's eights wins in his past 10 fights (which included a controversial split-decision loss to Thales Leites earlier this year), Marquardt is again in the thick of the title picture. Having fought the current title-holder once previously, Marquardt knows exactly what Silva brings to the table. Marquardt was stopped in the first round of their encounter in 2007 at UFC 73. Not fazed by the loss, Marquardt welcomes a rematch and believes this time there would be a different outcome. "I don’t know what the UFC's plans are," he said. "I feel I am ready for Anderson. I learned my lesson the last time I fought him. I feel like I am twice as good and twice as dangerous as before. "I think it would turn into a war. Right now I am confident in my skills."
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