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Jim Miller Wants His Corner to Have to Carry Him Out
UFC lightweight contender Jim Miller, who co-headlines this Sunday's UFC on Versus 5 against Ben Henderson, spoke to Sherdog's Jack Encarnacao about his fighting philosophy, his family, and how his low-key personality may have hindered his ascension to a title shot. On leaving it all in the Octagon: "I want my corner to have to carry me out of the Octagon," he says. "That’s what I’m searching for; that’s what I’m fighting for -- is that level. Just to lay it all out there, to actually give 100 percent in 15 minutes. To me, if I go out and I fight and put everything I have into it, I can be satisfied with a loss. "One thing I don’t understand is when guys go to a decision and are hopping around afterwards, doing push-ups, doing all this stuff after they just lost the decision," Jim adds. "In my mind, I’m not going to be proud of myself if I go 15 or 25 minutes and lose and still have something in the tank."
Submitted Aug 10, 2011 4:32PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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Chris Lytle Will Give Dan Hardy the Fight He Deserves
This Sunday night, Chris “Lights Out” Lytle (30-18-5) will make his twentieth appearance in the Octagon when he meets Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy (23-9) in the main event for UFC on Versus 5 in Milwaukee. Since Lytle’s UFC debut in 2000 at UFC 28, the Indianapolis native has had mixed success in facing some of the sport’s finest athletes. However, it is his fighting spirit, matched with his crowd-pleasing style and determination that has captivated UFC audiences for over a decade. With Lytle’s exciting style of brawling and his British counterpart’s style of striking, it’s no secret that this fight has all the potential to be the fight of the night. The UFC quickly recognized the potential for excitement, and decided that this fight would be best suited as the main event.
Submitted Aug 10, 2011 4:18PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
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UFC on Versus 6's four-fight main card set
The four-fight televised main card for October's UFC on Versus 6 event is set. Headlining the Versus-televised show is UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (18-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Demetrious Johnson (10-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC). "UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson" takes place Oct. 1 at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. It marks the UFC's debut in the U.S. capital. Also on the main card are Charlie Brenneman (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. Anthony Johnson (9-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC), Pat Barry (6-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) vs. Stefan Struve (21-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and Mac Danzig (20-8-1 MMA, 4-4 UFC) vs. Matt Wiman (13-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC). The current UFC on Versus 6 card includes: MAIN CARD (Versus) Champ Dominick Cruz vs. Demetrious Johnson (for bantamweight title) Charlie Brenneman vs. Anthony Johnson Pat Barry vs. Stefan Struve Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman PRELIMINARY CARD (un-aired) T.J. Grant vs. Shane Roller Yves Edwards vs. Rafaello Oliveira Michael Johnson vs. Paul Sass Mike Easton vs. Jeff Hougland
Submitted Aug 10, 2011 12:16PM by Budgellism - 12 comments
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UFC Quick Quote: Rory MacDonald will gladly fight Jon Fitch but really wants Carlos Condit rematch
"I'll fight anyone. A lot of people don't want to fight Jon Fitch, but I'll gladly fight him (or) anybody. I'd really like to rematch Carlos Condit, though. [I'd take that fight] 100-percent. I feel like I can beat anyone, that's my confidence. But I know I'm a young guy, I know I have to stay grounded and improve. There's still so much to learn, I'm still very young, I still have so much time to evolve." - Rory MacDonald EDIT:
Submitted Aug 10, 2011 6:15AM by Budgellism - 39 comments
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UFC on Versus 5 Facebook video streams live prelims on Aug. 14
And while no announcement has been made to say this will be the norm from here on out, it certainly appears as though the free Facebook preliminary streams aren't going away anytime soon. No complaints here, right? Here's what's in store for Facebook "friends" on Aug.14: 135 lbs.: Joseph Benavidez vs. Eddie Wineland 185 lbs.: Ed Herman vs. Kyle Noke 205 lbs.: Karlos Vemola vs. Ronny Markes 145 lbs.: Alex Caceres vs. Jim Hettes 155 lbs.: Cole Miller vs. T.J. O'Brien 155 lbs.: Jacob Volkmann vs. Danny Castillo 135 lbs.: Edwin Figueroa vs. Jason Reinhardt
Submitted Aug 10, 2011 6:11AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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With bantamweight title shot against Dominick Cruz looming, Demetrious Johnson facing questions of moving to flyweight
At UFC on Versus 6, Demetrious Johnson will square off agianst Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight championship. Despite this, the former is still facing questions regarding his admittedly smaller physique and future fight plans, most notably whether or not he's a natural flyweight and if he's planning to drop down once the UFC adds that division to its active roster. MMANation.com caught up with "Mighty Mouse" so he could give his take on the matter. Video interviews with Mighty Mouse, Dominick Cruz, and Mike Easton in Playground videos section.
Submitted Aug 9, 2011 6:20PM by pmoney - 0 comments
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UFC's "man on a mission" Rick Story calls out his next opponent: Dong Hyun Kim
UFC welterweight Rick Story is ready to fight once again. After getting outwrestled in an upset loss to Charlie Brenneman at UFC on Versus 4, the once-fast-rising contender is aiming to fight someone who will stand and trade with him. And he has a someone already in mind: fellow welterweight Dong Hyun Kim.
Submitted Aug 8, 2011 8:03PM by FastKnockout - 25 comments
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UFC 133 Official Medical Suspensions; Tito Ortiz Heads the List
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission on Monday released the post-fight suspensions for UFC 133. The list was relatively short, though main eventer Tito Ortiz was at the top of the list.
Submitted Aug 8, 2011 7:53PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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Steve Cantwell vs. Mike Massenzio added to UFC 136 in Houston
A bout between Steve Cantwell (7-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC) and Mike Massenzio (12-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC) has been added to October's UFC 136 event. UFC officials today announced that verbal agreements are in place for the middleweight fight. Featuring a championship doubleheader, UFC 136 takes place Oct. 8 at Houston's Toyota Center. War Robot!
Submitted Aug 8, 2011 10:55AM by pmoney - 6 comments
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UFC 133: What happened to Octagon girl Brittney Palmer?
The curious case of UFC Octagon girl Brittney Palmer continues. Just this past July 19, the popular round card carrier was removed from the official UFC website, which was picked up on by various members of the mixed martial arts community with several reports stating she was on the outs with the promotion. This seemed to be supported by cryptic tweets from Palmer, who stated she was "figuring it all out" and "thanks for all the good luck wishes."
Submitted Aug 8, 2011 9:20AM by pmoney - 4 comments
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Dana White Looks Back at UFC 133, Discusses Deal Fedor Turned Down
PHILADELPHIA -- MMA Fighting spoke to Dana White about a whole host of subjects following UFC 133: why he was so bothered by Dennis Hallman's unique trunks, Rashad Evans performance, his take on Tito Ortiz's performance, why the fans don't like Evans, what's next for Yoshihiro Akiyama and Vitor Belfort, Rory MacDonald's breakthrough performance, sitting with Bernard Hopkins at the event and one last take on the rise and fall of Fedor Emelianenko.
Submitted Aug 7, 2011 6:35PM by kopower - 11 comments
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GSP and Nick Diaz Likely on Tap for UFC Primetime, but Will Diaz Play the Game?
UFC Primetime has become a big hit leading up to some of the promotion’s marquee bouts. The series follows two main event fighters on a three-part, behind the scenes journey leading up to their fight. For UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, the series is old hat. He’s taken part in the promotional vehicle several times. There’s a reason for that. St-Pierre is one of the most popular fighters in the sport, and he realizes that partaking in such promotional tools only helps to drive his popularity, and value, threw the roof.
Submitted Aug 7, 2011 1:43PM by pmoney - 10 comments
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Following Hallman's UFC 133 banana hammock, White serious about short-shorts ban
PHILADELPHIA – Who likes short shorts? Clearly not Dana White. The UFC president said he's dead serious about banning the type of bikini bottoms that Dennis Hallman wore at UFC 133 – the same briefs that ever-so-briefly exposed Hallman's nether regions to Saturday's pay-per-view audience. "I'm seriously pissed off at the guys who work us who let him walk out with those things on," White said.
Submitted Aug 7, 2011 1:35PM by Budgellism - 36 comments
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Rashad Evans thanks ragtag camp's family atmosphere for UFC 133 victory
PHILADELPHIA – Rashad Evans seemingly had every factor working against him. There was the 14-month layoff and potential cage rust. There was the promised title shot that dissolved for a variety of reasons. Then there was the very public split from his former training camp and his residence with a new team – one that had some insiders doubting his preparations for Saturday's UFC 133 pay-per-view headliner with Tito Ortiz.
Submitted Aug 7, 2011 1:34PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Could Dan Henderson be on his way back to the UFC? "Fatso" needs to talk to "Ugly"
By now, it's no secret that Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson (28-8 MMA, 3-1 SF) is currently a free agent. And while the sport's newest cliché (other than "stripping down to his Hallmans"), "business as usual," remains the guiding principle behind Strikeforce's business plan, UFC president Dana White admits there's a chance Henderson could soon make the leap back into the octagon. It all depends on what happens when "Fatso" talks to "Ugly." "Dan Henderson is in the mix," White told a small group of reporters following Saturday night's UFC 133 event. "Me and old ugly got to get together and talk and figure stuff out first. "I texted him. I said, 'Hey, ugly. You ready to talk?' He said, 'Whenever you're ready fatso.'"
Submitted Aug 7, 2011 1:33PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
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UFC boss: Jim Miller, Chael Sonnen, Brian Stann all likely on verge of title shots
UFC president Dana White readily admits it's difficult to predict the direction of his promotion's entire roster mere moments after an event concludes. Who gets cut, who stays, who moves up the ladder – White said he prefers to reflect for a day or two, then convene with UFC officials Lorenzo Fertitta and Joe Silva to make group decisions. However, White did say a trio of fighters – namely Jim Miller (20-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC), Chael Sonnen (25-11-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC) and Brian Stann (11-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) – are all within striking distance of a shot at a UFC title and will soon find themselves in potential No. 1 contender fights.
Submitted Aug 7, 2011 1:30PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
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UFC 133 results: After finishing Tito Ortiz, Rashad Evans wants to 'teach Jon Jones a lesson'
Rashad Evans finished Tito Ortiz -- once and for all -- in the main event last night (Aug. 6) of UFC 133 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and earned himself a light heavyweight title shot in the process. And a ticket to Denver, Colorado, to challenge the winner of Jon Jones vs. Quinton Jackson at UFC 135 on Sept. 24. Of course, while a win for Ortiz last night would have undoubtedly been good for business as the Huntington Beach hype train would have only built more and more steam, UFC President Dana White is surely seeing nothing but dollar signs at the possible 205-pound title match-ups.
Submitted Aug 7, 2011 10:35AM by pmoney - 15 comments
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After UFC 133 win, Chad Mendes' title shot could be derailed by hand injury
PHILADELPHIA – Following a convincing but low-key UFC 133 win over heavy underdog Rani Yahya, is Chad Mendes still next in line for a UFC title shot? Following Saturday's event, it was a question UFC president Dana White pondered aloud. But he also found a way to divert a direct answer: by pointing out a hand injury that could sideline the young contender for the foreseeable future.
Submitted Aug 7, 2011 9:55AM by pmoney - 2 comments
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UFC 133 bonuses: Evans, Ortiz and Belfort collect $70K bonuses
PHILADELPHIA – Rashad Evans, Tito Ortiz and Vitor Belfort each earned $70,000 "Fight Night" bonuses for their performances at Saturday's "UFC 133: Evans vs, Ortiz II" event. Belfort earned the night's "Knockout of the Night" award and Evans and Ortiz took home "Fight of the Night" honors. With no submissions on the night, there was no "Submission of the Night" bonus.
Submitted Aug 6, 2011 11:43PM by Budgellism - 13 comments
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Dollaway vs. Hamman dropped from UFC on Versus 5's four-fight main card
With a high-profile lightweight contest between Donald Cerrone (15-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Charles Oliveira (14-1 UFC, 2-1 UFC) taking a main-card slot at this month's UFC on Versus 5 event, a middleweight contest between C.B. Dollaway (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and Jared Hamman (11-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has officially been relegated to the evening's preliminary card. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the switch with sources close to the event. Featuring a welterweight headliner of Dan Hardy vs. Chris Lytle, UFC on Versus 5 takes place Aug. 14 at Milwaukee's Bradley Center. One of the best free cards on paper I've ever seen.
Submitted Aug 6, 2011 1:59PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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