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UFC's Lyoto Machida and Anderson Silva among 2009 ESPY nominees for "Best Fighter"
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and UFC middleweight title-holder Anderson Silva are among the four nominees for the "Best Fighter" category for the 2009 ESPY Awards. An ESPN spokesperson today alerted MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of the list of nominees. Silva and Machida are up against boxers Shane Mosley and Manny Pacquiao in the "Best Fighter" category, which the ESPY Awards added in 2007.
Submitted Jun 25, 2009 1:29PM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Lester released from his UFC contract
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
It appears that welterweight Frank Lester has run out of chances to land a spot on the roster of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Sources informed FiveOuncesOfPain.com late Wednesday night that the Team Quest product received his formal release from the UFC shortly after losing via first round submission to Nick Osipczak during this past Saturday’s live finale for the ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter.
Submitted Jun 25, 2009 11:42AM by emfleek - 16 comments
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Hermes Franca vs. Tyson Griffin targeted for September's UFC 103 in Dallas
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight bout between Hermes Franca (19-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) and Tyson Griffin (13-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) will take place in September at UFC 103. Sources close to the fighters told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that bout agreements have not been signed but both competitors have verbally agreed to the fight. The Sept. 19 fight will take place on the main card of the event, which airs live on pay-per-view from the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Submitted Jun 25, 2009 11:37AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kimbo Slice vs. Chuck Liddell Just Makes Sense
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Something tells me that deep down Chuck Liddell wants that one last fight. Liddell is the most popular fighter on the planet and a proud former champion to boot, there’s no way a fighter with his mentality is going to walk away on a sour note like his most recent TKO loss to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. I just don’t see that sitting very well with Chuck during his many years of life that will follow his retirement from the sport.
Submitted Jun 25, 2009 9:22AM by emfleek - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Who’s next up for the UFC Hall of Fame?
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
On July 10, just one day prior to the most symbolic event in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, two men will be transformed into legends of the octagon as they are honored by being inducted into the organization’s illustrious Hall of Fame. In order for us to properly judge the candidates for the position we should assess the standard by taking a look at the accomplishments of the Hall of Fame inductee past.
Submitted Jun 25, 2009 9:19AM by emfleek - 14 comments
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WEC Quick Quote: ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone doesn’t want to wait for Jamie Varner, eyes UFC debut
(mmamania.com)
“Jaime Varner is what’s next but apparently he hurt his hand again. I don’t know if he is going to be ready or if they are thinking about an interim title. Right now it is kind of up in the air. The fight was supposed to be in September; now I don’t know what’s going to happen. I know that I am fighting in September though. If it is against Varner cool. If it’s for an interim title, that’s cool too..."
Submitted Jun 25, 2009 9:17AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brock Lesnar interview that angered Shane Carwin exposed as fake
(mmamania.com)
One of the most talked about topics in mixed martial arts over the past 24 hours has been the interview with Brock Lesnar posted on GroundNPound.org that quoted the current UFC heavyweight champion as saying he was able to out-punch Shane Carwin in a side-by-side power test taken the day before UFC 96.
Submitted Jun 25, 2009 9:16AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 100 commemorative magazine now on newstands
(mmamania.com)
Extra, extra! Read all about it: “Now on newsstands, the UFC 100 commemorative magazine will take you closer to the Octagon than ever before.
Submitted Jun 25, 2009 9:14AM by emfleek - 0 comments
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UFC Quick Quote: Jon Jones thinks Lyoto Machida is ‘very beatable’
(mmamania.com)
“I think Machida is getting a lot of hype, and I know he has lots of big wins over a lot of big fighters, and a lot of experience over me. I don’t think he’s Christ; I think he’s very beatable. They’re looking at him and his karate like he’s Bruce Lee. He’s not Bruce Lee. He’s very beatable. I honestly believe that a great Muay Thai champion will beat a great karate fighter any day; it’s been proven on lots of occasions. If Machida has (the belt) by the time I get to that level, I’ll be ready for him..."
Submitted Jun 25, 2009 9:13AM by emfleek - 12 comments
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NEW CAMP GIVES JOE STEVENSON NEW LIFE
(mmaweekly.com)
First bursting on to the mainstream MMA scene due to his stint on “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series, former King of the Cage champion Joe Stevenson quickly made a name for himself in his new home with the UFC. Winning the second season's welterweight title against Luke Cummo in what Dana White described as "...in my opinion, ladies and gentlemen, that was Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin, only on the ground,” a remark that speaks volumes of Stevenson’s character and ability.
Submitted Jun 25, 2009 9:09AM by emfleek - 1 comment
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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Talks Frank Mir and Randy Couture
(bloodyelbow.com)
The former PRIDE and UFC champ talks about his injuries before facing Frank Mir and his UFC 102 battle with Randy Couture:
Submitted Jun 25, 2009 9:07AM by emfleek - 2 comments
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Latest B.J. Penn video blog should squelch rumors about a possible UFC 101 withdrawal
(mmajunkie.com)
Rumors about B.J. Penn possibly pulling out of UFC 101, recently fueled by Diego Sanchez's comments that he could be ready to fight Kenny Florian at UFC 101, took a hit today with Penn's latest video blog. The short, 19-second clip simply shows Penn, who defends his lightweight title against Florian at the Aug. 8 UFC 101 event, weighing in on a scale. With six weeks left until the event, Penn is shown weighing a svelte 166.8 pounds, fewer than 12 pounds over the 155-pound limit. "I better slow down and stopping losing too much weight," Penn says in the video. "I'm actually surprised the weight is coming off so quick."
Submitted Jun 25, 2009 9:04AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC confirms list of 30-plus fighters for meet-and-greets at 2009 UFC Fan Expo
(mmajunkie.com)
Billed as a "fight fan's dream event," the UFC's first-ever Fan Expo, scheduled for July 10 and 11 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, will feature an astounding amount of current and former UFC, PRIDE and WEC fighters. The organization today announced a list of more than 30 confirmed attendees ranging from Royce Gracie and Gary Goodridge to Junie Browning and Efrain Escudero. Tickets are currently available for the event on the 2009 UFC Fan Expo's official website. Advance-purchase tickets are $30 for July 10, $35 for July 11 or $50 for a two-day pass.
Submitted Jun 25, 2009 9:03AM by emfleek - 1 comment
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Ten Questions for Minotauro Nogueira
(sherdog.com)
10 years of fighting, four title belts, 31 wins and a couple of million dollars in his bank account. You might think it’s time for Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira to retire. The heavyweight legend says it’s not. In the following interview, Nogueira discusses his recovery since losing to Frank Mir, his upcoming bout with Randy Couture and his thoughts on Fedor Emelianenko, Wanderlei Silva and more.
Submitted Jun 25, 2009 3:39AM by Kpro - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC bans more sponsors
(mmacube.com)
According to the article the UFC has banned Dethrone, One More Round, and Rolling Stone. The UFC has also banned online poker sponsors for UFC 100 Full Tilt Poker, Ultimate Bet, and Party Poker. To make matters worse, companies will have to pay a $100,000 fee to the UFC to gain the ability to sponsor a fighter during a UFC promoted event.
Submitted Jun 25, 2009 3:19AM by Mr_Dead_Sexy - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Todd Duffee vs Mike Russow confirmed for UFC 102
(mmaweekly.com)
A rumored heavyweight match-up between heavyweights Todd Duffee and Mike Russow is a done deal for UFC 102 in August. Sources close to the fight Wednesday confirmed the news to MMAWeekly.com, stating that bout agreements had been finalized. The bout will highlight the Portland, Ore., event's undercard.
Submitted Jun 24, 2009 6:12PM by Mr_Dead_Sexy - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With broken hand healed, Houston Alexander working ground game for fall UFC return
(mmajunkie.com)
Now recovered from a broken hand that forced him out of a scheduled UFC 98 fight with Andre Gusmao, UFC light heavyweight Houston Alexander is planning a late summer or early fall return to the octagon. Alexander (8-4 MMA, 2-3 UFC), who's in a must-win situation after three consecutive UFC losses, never quit training after the injury. "We spent the down time working on techniques and ran him through a six-week speed and agility program, so other than not hitting anything and not getting to fight, we never missed a beat training wise," Alexander's trainer, Mick Doyle, told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Jun 24, 2009 4:08PM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Chris Tuchscherer official for UFC 102 preliminary card
(mmajunkie.com)
A heavyweight bout between UFC veteran Gabriel Gonzaga (10-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and octagon newcomer Chris Tuchscherer (17-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been officially added to the UFC 102 fight card. UFC 102 takes place Aug. 29 at the Rose Center in Portland, Ore., and features a heavyweight main event between former UFC champions Randy Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Submitted Jun 24, 2009 1:24PM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 102: Too Many Good Fights, Not Enough Pay-Per-View Time
(mma.fanhouse.com)
The news that a heavyweight fight between Gabriel Gonzaga and Chris Tuchscherer has been officially added to the UFC 102 fight card reminds me of something I've been thinking about for a while now: There are way too many good fights on the UFC 102 card.
Submitted Jun 24, 2009 1:22PM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shane Carwin: Brock Lesnar ‘is a freaking liar’
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Threat to the UFC heavyweight crown and human wrecking machine Shane Carwin has recently been on the receiving end of a few rumors that have him mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore. Carwin recently took the time to issue a statement through FiveOuncesOfPain.com in response to several stories regarding himself recently. In a recent interview with GroundNPound.org, UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar spoke about an encounter he had with Carwin prior to UFC 96 where the two powerhouses had the force of their punches tested. According to Brock, it was he who possessed the more powerful hammer.
Submitted Jun 24, 2009 9:05AM by emfleek - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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