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Maia Fighting At UFC 102, But Not For Title
(mmajunkie.com)
Those of us figuring Demian Maia was next going to fight Anderson Silva for the UFC Middleweight Title have to wait a bit longer. Maia will return to action at UFC 102, but to keep those title hopes alive he'll at least have to beat his next opponent, Nate Marquardt.
Submitted Apr 29, 2009 6:13PM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Evans will bother Lyoto Machida on May 23
(mmamania.com)
“Probably after my fight with Tito Ortiz. After that fight I really believed I could make it. That was when I thought: ‘These guys aren’t that much better than me. I can fight these guys, and I can beat these guys.’ [Lyoto is] a very strategic fighter, just as I am. It will surely be a tough fight. I think if we fight, the winner will be the one with the better strategy. Machida is a really tough and disciplined fighter. He doesn’t get emotionally shaken in his fights, for being so disciplined. When this fight happens, I’m go to make him frustrated and bothered in the octagon. It will be a tough fight, for sure.”
Submitted Apr 29, 2009 4:18PM by MMAcca - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Houston Alexander feels pressure to win for himself, not keep his job, at UFC 98
(mmamania.com)
“Of course I wasn’t nervous [about losing my job after the loss to Eric Schafer in Sept. 2008]. I wasn’t nervous at all. Number one, I have been in the business for 10 years and second, it’s great to be in the UFC, man, but it’s not going to make or break me. The UFC is a great event to be a part of, but as far as me being a man, it’s not going to make or break me … of course, there is pressure to win your upcoming fight. First of all, I hate losing. We have to make sure that the mechanics, the training and all that stuff coincides together. So, you know, of course I want to win. So, there is some pressure on this next fight because I, personally, want to win. Other than that, that’s it.”
Submitted Apr 29, 2009 2:31PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Cuts Jason Day
(mmajunkie.com)
It's "Dooms"day for Jason Day. 2 losses in a row have sent the UFC Middleweight packing as he's been released by UFC. He debuted with a win over Alan Belcher but quick TKO losses to Michael Bisping & Kendall Grove did him in.
Submitted Apr 29, 2009 10:33AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Adds Official Japanese Website
(ufc.com)
To add to the UFC's growing market, they have added a Japanese website. This adds to their American, Spanish, British, and German websites.
Submitted Apr 29, 2009 12:28AM by TimW001 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Keith Jardine and Thiago Silva agree to meet at UFC 102 in August
(mmajunkie.com)
When one door closes, another opens. Brazilian slugger Thiago Silva (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) woke up this morning believing he would be facing Forrest Griffin on Aug. 8 at UFC 101. He'll go to sleep preparing to face Keith Jardine (14-5-1 MMA, 6-4 UFC) at UFC 102. Sources close to the organization have informed MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that "The Dean of Mean" and Siva have verbally agreed to meet at the Aug. 29 event. Bout agreements are expected to be finalized shortly. MMAjunkie.com originally learned of the planned Thiago Silva vs. Griffin matchup in March, but those plans were scrapped today in favor of the former light heavyweight champ and "The Ultimate Fighter" winner facing off with current UFC middleweight title holder Anderson Silva in a 205-pound contest. The Anderson Silva vs. Griffin fight will serve as UFC 101's co-main event. Thiago Silva will instead fight three weeks later, as the American Top Team fighter looks to rebound from his first career defeat. After reeling off four-straight wins to start his run in the UFC – and 13-straight victories overall – Silva was knocked out in a January bout with current No. 1 contender Lyoto Machida.
Submitted Apr 28, 2009 9:18PM by SmileR - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sean Sherk not overlooking Frank Edgar at UFC 98 en route to another title shot
(mmamania.com)
He’s got a pretty good name. He’s done real well in the UFC; I’ve seen him in the top 10 before. I think it’s another step closer to a title shot, which is my main goal … I’m not looking for an easy title shot. I know Kenny’s not easy but if Kenny wins, I don’t want a shot just because I already beat Kenny. Give me BJ again, man. BJ beat me and for me that’s motivation, especially with everything before that lead into that fight with all the drama and stuff like that … I just want the best fighter to win [at UFC 101], and hopefully if I do my job on May 23, hopefully I can be next in line for a title shot … I mean Frankie is really tough; I never overlook anybody. I never have in my entire career and I’m not going to start now … as soon as you start overlooking guys, that’s when you run into a problem and I’m not going to do that. Former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk talks about getting another crack at the 155-pound strap he coughed up following a controversial drug test that pegged him as a steroid user. “The Muscle Shark” also anticipates a very stiff test at UFC 98 “Evans vs. Machida” in the form of lightweight standout Frank Edgar. A win could put him in line for a title shot against either BJ Penn or Kenny Florian following their championship bout at UFC 101 in August. Either way, it’s a rematch for Sherk. The question is, who would you rather see — Sherk vs. “The Prodigy” or Sherk vs. “KenFlo?”
Submitted Apr 28, 2009 9:15PM by SmileR - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
With torn ACL, UFC welterweight Dustin Hazelett expects early 2010 return
(mmajunkie.com)
After suffering a torn ACL in his right leg prior to a scheduled UFC 96 bout with Ben Saunders, UFC welterweight Dustin Hazelett said it could be up to a year before he returns to competition. Hazelett discussed the injury today with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Hazelett (12-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC), a fast-rising prospect who's 5-1 in his past six UFC fights, hopes he'll get a fight in by year's end but admits it could be early 2010 before his next bout takes place.
Submitted Apr 28, 2009 6:17PM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Forrest Griffin to face Anderson Silva @ 205
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will apparently scrap a UFC 101 bout between former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin (16-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and top contender Thiago Silva (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in favor of a Griffin vs. Anderson Silva (24-4 MMA, 9-0 UFC) match-up. Sources close to the organization today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) a meeting was held last week to discuss the Anderson Silva vs. Griffin bout and that verbal agreements may now be in place. Anderson Silva, fresh off a heavily criticized title defense over Thales Leites at UFC 97, will now move up a weight class for the non-title fight with Griffin. Although not officially announced by the organization, UFC 101 takes place Aug. 8, most likely at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. The event also features a UFC lightweight title fight between title-holder B.J. Penn and top contender Kenny Florian.
Submitted Apr 28, 2009 1:58PM by brooklynbadass - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The ’sources close’ to Anderson Silva apparently never told him …
(mmamania.com)
… that he would help prepare former two-time foe, Rich Franklin, for his upcoming fight against his old Chute Boxe training partner, Wanderlei Silva, at UFC 99: “The Comeback” on June 13, according to Tatame.com: “He didn’t said any word to me about it, but he’s gonna face a Brazilian, so it’s hard that something will happen. I don’t have anything against Franklin either Wanderlei, both are great fighters. In other situation, I’d train with him, for sure. My gym is open for everyone. Whoever goes there can have classes and I won’t have any problems if he decides to go there, that’s the sports’ globalization.”
Submitted Apr 28, 2009 1:28PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Stevenson Joins Greg Jackson's Camp, Looking for Change
(mmamania.com)
Joe Stevenson will be leaving Cobra Kai and head trainer Irvin Bounds to join the Greg Jackson’s Submission Fighting Gaidojutsu School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Stevenson makes the decision as he faces a possible "must win" scenario to stay in the UFC when he takes on Nate Diaz on June 20. “We both agreed it would be better if he moved on and try to change a little bit so he can continue to stay in the UFC,” Bounds said. PS: posted without a link until i get confirmation from a mod the link is ok
Submitted Apr 28, 2009 1:13PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Pat Barry Looking To Stay In His Element
(mmaweekly.com)
For enthusiasts who want to know what it feels like to get kicked by Pat Barry, the advice is: don’t do it. The former Sanshou and K-1 kickboxer still gets paid offers to strike suspecting tourists, which he politely declines. Back in his kickboxing days, a local reporter from his hometown of New Orleans wasn’t so cautious.
Submitted Apr 28, 2009 1:08PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Cote Eyes Late Summer Return, Wants Silva
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is currently receiving heavy criticism for his two most recent performances, but at least he is able to practice his chosen craft in front of an audience. The same can't be said for Patrick Cote, whose most recent bout was a loss to the current champion at UFC 90 last October. He has been out of action ever since.
Submitted Apr 28, 2009 1:06PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Forrest Griffin vs. Anderson Silva (not Thiago Silva) targeted for UFC 101
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will apparently scrap a UFC 101 bout between former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin (16-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and top contender Thiago Silva (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in favor of a Griffin vs. Anderson Silva (24-4 MMA, 9-0 UFC) match-up. Sources close to the organization today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) a meeting was held last week to discuss the Anderson Silva vs. Griffin bout and that verbal agreements are now in place. all i can say is holy sh__
Submitted Apr 28, 2009 12:51PM by babytater03 - 47 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping Is a Better Coach, Fighter, and Lover Than Dan Henderson
(cagepotato.com)
Okay, maybe he hasn't said he's better in bed. But Michael Bisping has been laying into his Ultimate Fighter rival coach Dan Henderson lately, for a number of other reasons. First there was this interesting bit in his new TUF blog for UFC.com: As you saw in the episode, I made good on my promise to ensure my team were at peak fitness. The footage of us running through Vegas was taken early in the morning. Basically, each team had two sessions in the gym later in the day so, in order to make sure Team UK were getting their cardio in but without affecting their ability to train in the gym, we ran at 8am. Some people were surprised I was going to the house at 8am to run with them, but that’s the kind of coach I wanted to be. Plus, under the rules, Team UK – or Team USA for that matter – couldn’t leave the house except with me or to be taken to the gym. So if I didn’t run with them, they’d not be running at all. Without me going there and actually getting my guys, they would have no roadwork, and as a coach that wasn’t an option. As far as I know, Dan didn’t take his team out running or doing any cardio except what my team dubbed “Ultimate Frisbee”, which I think says it all. That was Team USA’s cardio training. Bisping also slammed Hendo's understated television persona and excuse-making: I respect Dan and what he’s done in his great career, and I understand his gracious sentiment of “I’ll do my talking in the ring” but, ahem, he did sign up for a 12 week TV series. As far as I understood it, talking is kinda an important part of this audio-visual medium we call “television” but if things were left to Dan, TUF 9 would have had to been broadcast as a silent movie. One of the few times Dan woke up was to moan about his team making weight “three times” for the fight whereas my team had enjoyed two weeks between their eliminator and the first fight. Dan was certainly getting his excuses in early here...ONE member of Team USA — Miller — had to make weight twice close together. One eliminator and one fight makes two times, not three as Dan tried to say.
Submitted Apr 28, 2009 10:45AM by SmileR - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Nogeuira: ''My Knee Displaced Several Times Against Mir''
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira says he will be "100 per cent" fit for his fight with Randy Couture at UFC 102, a far cry from his condition going into his last fight with Frank Mir. Nogueira was stopped for the first time in his career at UFC 92 in December when he faced Mir, but he was not in good shape going into the bout, which negated his trademark jiu jitsu.
Submitted Apr 28, 2009 1:36AM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Silva to face Jardine, Maia to face Marquardt
(insidefights.com)
It looks like Anderson Silva’s next fight will be at light heavyweight against Keith Jardine. If Anderson Silva had beaten Thales Leites in exciting fashion, it would have been Demian Maia that was assured of the next shot at Silva’s belt.
Submitted Apr 27, 2009 6:05PM by Wolfenstein - 38 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Silva Wants To Go Big, Before Going Home
(mmaweekly.com)
The debate on who is the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world wages on with only a handful of names considered: Anderson Silva, Georges St. Pierre, Fedor Emelianenko, and Miguel Torres. But make no mistake, Anderson Silva, despite recent criticism, still makes a strong case for consideration at the top.
Submitted Apr 27, 2009 1:49PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hermes Franca Talking September Return
(mmamania.com)
Although the exact date isn't set, UFC Lightweight Hermes Franca says he's planning to return at UFC 103 in September, although a DUI case is still pending against him. Franca was to have fought Joe Lauzon in February but the fight was called off due to a Lauzon injury.
Submitted Apr 27, 2009 1:37PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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