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Fight Biz Quote: Joe Silva
There are times Joe Silva sits in front of his video screen and can't believe what he sees. Much of it he calls "wacky stuff," like the guy who said he'd "never actually fought, but I'm a professional rodeo rider, and I think I could do this." Or the video from a pair of brothers who claimed to hate each other and wanted to settle their feud in the octagon. "I'm like, 'yeah, we don't do that,' " Silva said.
An older, wiser Melvin Guillard
What does a brash, boisterous, 25-year-old do when handed a bonus check for $60,000? "My money's sitting in the bank," UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard (22-7-2 MMA, 4-3 UFC) proudly proclaimed.
Would Gamburyan fight at featherweight?
Manny Gamburyan is one of the smaller fighters in the UFC’s lightweight division. With the recent popularity of the featherweight ranks and - of course - Urijah Faber, Gamburyan would seem to be a natural to compete at 145. Also, he would have a much quicker path to a title shot.
Koscheck talks UFC 86 win and fighting future
Coming off an impressive, dominating performance over Chris "Lights Out" Lytle at UFC 86, Josh Koscheck sets his sights on his next challenge and addresses rumors of him possibly going down to the lightweight division to fight BJ Penn.
Sam Stout to collide with Terry Etim @ UFC 89
With rumors of Sam Stout fighting Paul Kelly at ufc 89 being derailed by a matchup between Marcus Davis and Paul Kelly, Shawn Tompkins, Stout's longtime trainer, has confirmed a matchup between Sam Stout and Terry Etim who are both coming off a loss to Rich Clementi.
James Irvin: Quinton Jackson, Scott Smith Hit Harder Than Anderson Silva
“I just don’t see myself losing,” Irvin said. “I’m expecting to take a lot of damage. I’m expecting to eat a lot of his shots, but I’ve sparred and trained with guys who hit a lot harder than he hits. I’d rather take three or four of his punches than fight someone like Quinton Jackson, who will just knock you out with either hand. “I don’t think he has that kind of knockout power. I really don’t think he does. I’m not taking anything away from him, because he’s so well-rounded, but I don’t think he has that heavy handed punching power that someone like Scott Smith or Quinton Jackson does.”
A recovering Marcus Davis agrees to UFC 89 bout with Paul Kelly
Intresting read. I already know it's posted that he's accepted the fight. But, this also talks about Marcus being seriously injured before the Mike Swick fight.
Tim Credeur vs. Cale Yarbrough a late addition to July 19 UFC event
A fight between "The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest" cast members Tim Credeur (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Cale Yarbrough (0-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) that was originally scheduled for the show's live finale on June 21 will instead take place next week at UFC Fight Night 14. The original match-up was scratched just hours before the event when Credeur failed a drug test due to his prescription for Adderall. But today he exclusively told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he has passed a preliminary drug test and that the fight has been green lit for UFC Fight Night 14.
UFC 86 Drug Tests Clean
NSAC executive director Keith Kizer has announced that all fighters given drug tests after UFC 86 have passed their tests. 8 fighters were tested in all.
A Silva never intended to fight at 205 lbs
From OC Register interview with Anderson Silva: On if his plan is to hold the middleweight and light-heavyweight belts at the same time: “My goal is to keep my middleweight title and it has been proven that the light-heavyweight title belongs to Lyoto (Machida). “We’re not only friends, but we are teammates and Lyoto has done everything he can to prove that he deserves that title.” On whose idea it was to fight at 205 pounds: “This was brought up by Dana White. I was in Hawaii with one of my teammates, Rafael Feijao, who was fighting in EliteXC. I got a phone call from my manager saying that Dana wanted me to do this fight on July 19. We were a little worried at first because we had to cut the training in half, but we were up for the challenge.” On whether he had entertained the possibility of fighting at 205 before White made the request: “No, I wasn’t planning on fighting at 205, but it came as a challenge and we are ready to test our skills.” Check out the entire interview here:
Exclusive Interview: Lyoto Machida
After Lyoto Machida scored the biggest win of his undefeated career by out-pointing Tito Ortiz to a unanimous decision at UFC 84, he immediately became the subject of intense debate in the MMA community. While his fans praise his impenetrable defense and technically perfect counter-attacks, there are others who find his stick-and-move style to be boring — or worse, cowardly. Our resident Brazilian Luiz de Souza called Machida at his home base in Belém, Brazil, to get his take on the criticism, and to find out where he thinks he stands in the UFC’s light-heavyweight title picture CagePotato: Thanks so much for taking the time to speak with us today. Do you have any idea who your next opponent will be? There’s been a lot of speculation, but there’s no confirmation of anything yet. But I think it could be Thiago Silva, or even Quinton Jackson. We’ve heard that multiple fighters have turned down fights with you. Why do you think people are trying to avoid you? It’s like I said in other interviews, this is a business, and so many times people don’t want to fight, not because they are scared, but because they want to get to the top quicker. Many times, fighters have better opportunities of getting higher-ranked in other fights, which makes them choose their fights sparingly, not accepting all challenges. It’s not a matter of being scared.
Shogun Rua to return to the UFC in the early FALL!
Shogun Rua has just had another Knee surgery, and now will be off untill the fall!
Submitted Jul 11, 2008 2:14PM by kastro_316 - 17 comments
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Michael Bisping out for a ’stand up brawl’ with Chris Leben
“I want to go out and show my skills, my last fight hit the ground too much – he (Jason Day) gave me the opportunity to take him down, and he couldn’t handle the ground-and-pound…. Your next fight is always your biggest fight, you’re only as good as your last fight, so yeah this is the biggest fight of my life. I’m not gonna go more cautious because it’s Chris Leben. I’ll do what I normally do, look to stand on the feet and set the pace. It’s the same in every fight, you assess the situation, play it by ear, punches get thrown –- and hopefully we’ll get the stand-up brawl we all want.”
Paul Kelly Vs Marcus Davis At UFC 89
Wolfslair product Paul Kelly may be fighting Marcus Davis at UFC 89 in October, Fighters Only has been told. Sources close to the fight have indicated that contracts are being drawn up for the fight, although nothing has as yet been signed. Kelly made his UFC debut in January when he fought fellow Briton Paul Taylor on the undercard of UFC 80. The pair won the Fight of the Night bonus for their three-round war, which the UFC screened on the pay-per-view broadcast despite it being originally scheduled as part of the non-televised undercard. SERIOUSLY MARCUS. FIGHT IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY FOR ONCE!
New Jesse Taylor Interview
Now that he's done the time for his TUF crime, Jesse Taylor is ready to return to UFC and recently gave MMAmania an interview about what happened since TUF 7 and his return to UFC, among other topics.
Swick has Elbow Surgery
UFC Welterweight Mike Swick had elbow surgery Thursday, a minor procedure to remove bothersome bone chips. No timetable for his return but Swick hopes to fight again before the end of the year.
Matt Brown vs. Dong Hyun Kim At UFC 88?
According to a Korean website, former TUF 7 contestant Matt Brown will face Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 88.
Irvin faces long odds against Silva
This is a great article that really made me a fan of the way James Irvin approaches the sport. I don't agree with his logic at the end, but he is totally honest and it's a refreshing view from a fighter.
Jon Fitch: " I'm fine fighting BJ after I win"
I think being in his face and keeping pace with him, never going away, just always bothering him is the biggest thing. I don't want him to think he's going to set a pace that I can't hang with...he's never fought a fighter like me," stated UFC welterweight Jon Fitch as he talked about his upcoming clash with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre
The Highly Unofficial Half-Year UFC Awards - The Fights
"Well, at least the best UFC fight of 2008 thus far was an easy call. The rest of the top five (or in this case, top six) was a little tougher, as there were plenty of action-packed and drama-filled bouts that could have easily fit in among the best of the first-half. Here’s to a second half of 2008 that’s just as exciting."
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