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JON JONES HEADS INTO HIS TITLE FIGHT AT UFC 100 (figuratively speaking)
(mmaweekly.com)
Jon Jones is long removed from his days as a YouTube warrior; mining the Internet for instructional clips he could incorporate into his arsenal. One of his favorite concepts from his wrestling days was misdirection – fake one way and go another. Keep your opponent off-balance. Be unpredictable. ....... ....... “I feel like I have a little momentum going on, but I try not to focus on the past,” he said. “Muhammed Ali says you give different strokes for different folks. So I just focus on Jake O’Brien and I take it one match at a time. Right now, O’Brien is my title fight, and all my energy and focus on him.”
Submitted Jun 29, 2009 7:31AM by babytater03 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tito Ortiz Claims He's Close to Strikeforce Deal, No Return to UFC
(mma.fanhouse.com)
In the 13 months since his last fight, Tito Ortiz has said more times than I can count that he's close to signing a new contract to return to MMA with another organization. So take this with a grain of salt: Ortiz claims he's close to a new deal with Strikeforce, and he's already targeting an October return to fight Renato "Babalu" Sobral. He also says he has his eyes on a future fight with Fedor Emelianenko, and he says he won't return to the UFC as long as Dana White runs the company.
Submitted Jun 29, 2009 7:09AM by babytater03 - 13 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, UFC
 
Wand to get Pensacola "Key to the City"
(mmaweekly.com)

The City of Pensacola is proud to Present a Key to the City to Wanderlei Silva, Middleweight Pride Champion and UFC Fighter on Thursday, July 16th 2009. The Mayor, Mike Wiggins, will be presenting the Key to Wanderlei at Paradise Gardens during Coffee with the Mayor, 508 W Gregory Street, Pensacola. Later that day, Mr.Silva will be giving a speech to At Risk Teens and a street party in his honor will follow. He projects a positive influence with his life story and his determination to overcome the many obstacles that he has confronted. He is a true role model and a true warrior and great spokesman for teens all over the world. Because of his dedication to inspire the many teens that face difficult challenges Mr. Silva generously donates his time to make a positive impact on teens from all walks of life.
Submitted Jun 28, 2009 12:29AM by Manfred - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Limp Bizkit concert at the Mandalay Bay Beach on UFC 100 weekend cancelled
(mmamania.com)
The Limp Bizkit concert scheduled for UFC 100 weekend at the Mandalay Bay Beach in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Friday, July 10, has been cancelled, according to Ticketmaster.com. No reason was provided for the scratch; however, the “rap-metal pioneers” have not performed a concert in North America in more than eight years and were re-uniting this year for its “Unicorns N’ Rainbows” tour.
Submitted Jun 27, 2009 1:04PM by SmileR - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Anderson Silva might kill Forrest Griffin at UFC 101
(fresnobee.com)
“I try to tell the truth and use a little humor to talk about how I really feel. Like if I think you’re a [expletive] idiot, I’ll try to tell you in a funny way. I’m kind of kidding, but there’s also some truth to it…. I’m probably going to get hurt, if not die. This guy knows how to fight. The good news is, if I die, this book will sell a lot more copies and be worth more.”
Submitted Jun 27, 2009 9:46AM by SmileR - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Henderson: Brock Lesnar Will Be Unstoppable, Didn't Earn Title Shot
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Brock Lesnar will fight Frank Mir in the main event at UFC 100 in a contest that could establish Lesnar as not only the undisputed UFC heavyweight champion but also the undisputed biggest star in UFC history. But one longtime MMA star, Dan Henderson, thinks Lesnar has been pushed to the forefront too quickly.
Submitted Jun 27, 2009 8:36AM by babytater03 - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei Silva expects Belfort rematch
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Wanderlei Silva expects to be offered a rematch with Vitor Belfort if the UFC signs the Brazilian middleweight. Silva - a Brazilian middleweight himself - fought Belfort at UFC Ultimate Brazil back in 1998. Belfort stopped him in 44 seconds with a lightning fast series of punches that ran Silva backwards across the Octagon. “That sequence of punches... I don’t know whether that was technique or anxiety. Many people told me he was dying of fear to face me so that must have been anxiety [that drove him]," he told Brazil's Sensei Sport TV.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 6:47PM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Spike TV to air "UFC's Ultimate 100: Greatest Fights" marathon leading into UFC 100
(mmajunkie.com)
It might just be time for mixed martial arts fans to mark July 11 completely off their calendars. Spike TV today announced it will air a five-hour marathon of the upcoming series "UFC's Ultimate 100: Greatest Fights" prior to the July 11 pay-per-view start of UFC 100, which takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The series, which will count down the bouts fans select as the top 100 UFC fights of all-time, debuts July 5 on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 6:45PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC submission aces Rousimar Palhares and Thiago Tavares eye fall returns from injury
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC submission aces Rousimar Palhares (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Thiago Tavares (14-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) will eye fall returns to action after being forced to withdraw from summer bouts due to injury. An elbow injury forced Tavares out of his The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale bout with Melvin Guillard, while Palhares had been scheduled to face Alessio Sakara at UFC 101 in August before a broken leg forced the middleweight out of the contest. Alex Davis, manager for both Palhares and Tavares, today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) both are progressing on schedule in their recoveries and will eye fall bouts in the UFC.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 6:44PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Step Off! Anderson Silva & Lyoto Machida Have The Perfect Strategy
(mmamania.com)
Why? Because the man himself, Royce Gracie, says so. Both these UFC Champions have come under fire for "elusive" fights that end without them getting hit and are perceived as boring, but Gracie says their winning iwthout taking damage is the perfect strategy for winning fights.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 12:24PM by DCRage - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Jones makes no bones about MMA skills
(mmajunkie.com)
When Jon Jones was a kid, he frequently was the first player chosen in pickup basketball games. By his own admission, though, that was a mistake. Jones is no basketball player. With brothers Arthur and Chandler starring on the Syracuse University football team, he often was expected to be a star wide receiver or running back. But Jones chuckles and admits he's lucky if he can catch one of every three balls thrown his way.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 10:42AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Alves on Facing Georges St. Pierre at UFC 100: 'I Was Born For This'
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Thiago Alves and Georges St. Pierre joined the media Thursday for a conference call regarding their UFC 100 welterweight title match. Suffice it to say, this matchup lacks the venom of St. Pierre's last championship defense against BJ Penn, as both combatants were quick to praise each other.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 8:41AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Rich Franklin Needs a New Contract Before He'll Take His Next UFC Fight
(mma.fanhouse.com)
After his impressive win over Wanderlei Silva in the main event at UFC 99, Rich Franklin's future has been a subject of a great deal of speculation among UFC fans, with talk that he could fight a young up-and-comer like Luiz Cane or an Octagon legend like Chuck Liddell or Tito Ortiz. But Franklin said on this week's episode of ESPN.com's MMA Live that it's way too early to determine his next step because first he needs to renegotiate his contract. Franklin was asked whether he expected to headline UFC 103, which is tentatively scheduled for September 19 in Dallas, and he said he wasn't sure.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 8:40AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Georges St. Pierre: Thiago Alves Would Whip B.J. Penn
(mma.fanhouse.com)
The rivalry between Georges St Pierre and BJ Penn is over in the sense that they're not going to step into the Octagon together again, but it's far from over in the sense that they're not going to stop talking about each other any time soon. Penn has repeatedly called St. Pierre a cheater, and St. Pierre, in a call to promote UFC 100, took a swipe at Penn in discussing his upcoming opponent, Thiago Alves.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 1:43AM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC putting its star power to the test with busy late 2009 schedule
(sports.yahoo.com)
With reports coming out that there could be as many as seven and possibly eight UFC fight cards in the final 19 weeks of 2009, matchmaker Joe Silva has his work cut out for him. Here is what's shaping up: 8/29 - UFC 102 (Portland) Main event: Randy Couture v. Antonio Nogueira 9/16 - UFN 19 (Oklahoma City) Main event: TBA 9/19 - UFC 103 (Dallas) Rumored main event: Cain Velasquez v. Shane Carwin; Matt Hughes v. Mike Swick 10/24 - UFC 104 (Los Angeles) Main event: Lyoto Machida v. Mauricio Rua 11/14 - UFC 105 (Manchester, England) Main event: TBA 11/21 - UFC 106 (Las Vegas) Main event: TBA 12/5 - TUF 10 Finale (Las Vegas) Main event: TBA 12/19 - UFC 107 (Las Vegas) Main event: Quinton Jackson v. Rashad Evans
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 1:42AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
"Bisping will out-wrestle Henderson", says Rampage's coach
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Wolfslair wrestling coach Zach Light has made a bold prediction: he says Mike Bisping will out-wrestle Dan Henderson at UFC 100. "He will take Dan Henderson down more than one time in the fight. He will, that's how he is going to win the fight. That is how I see it. When they start trading I think Mike will win the scrambles. Dan is a great scrambler but in a scramble situation I think Mike is going to come out on top every time," he tells Fighters Only.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 1:40AM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Still disappointed by UFC 99 loss to Hardy, Davis seeks changes in MMA judging
(mmajunkie.com)
Nearly two weeks after his UFC 99 split-decision loss to Dan Hardy, UFC welterweight Marcus Davis (16-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) still believes the win was awarded to the wrong fighter. But the 36-year-old realizes there's no sense in complaining over what could have been, and he's hoping for a chance to revisit the decision as soon as possible. In the meantime, Davis told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) he's hoping the criteria by which judges around the world determine winners and losers can be given a much-needed update and increased clarification.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 1:37AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Georges St. Pierre and Thiago Alves all about respect and confidence heading into UFC 100 title fight
(mmamania.com)
UFC 100 is set to go down from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, July 11. The monumental fight card is poised to be perhaps the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) event in the relatively short history of the sport. The promotion heightened the hoopla today with the first installment of its tried and true media call. The cast of characters this time around featured welterweight champion George St. Pierre and number one contender Thiago Alves — Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir are scheduled to hit the airwaves next week. Two words can sum up the tone of today’s UFC 100 media call: Respect and confidence.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 1:34AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lost in the Shuffle: Where Does Luis Cane Fit in the UFC Light Heavyweight Picture?
(bloodyelbow.com)
The "sniper" has been a sports' metaphor used to describe an athlete that usually performs in an outstanding manner while staying under the radar. Specifically, athletes who have been labeled snipers normally come up with big plays in the clinch or put up huge numbers quietly while mainstream media and other analysts focus on the bigger stars. We've usually come accustomed to hearing this moniker in sports like soccer, hockey, or basketball due to the "shooting" abilities of players within those sports, but the moniker can also be placed on UFC light heavyweight fighter Luis Cane.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 1:30AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Ciesnolevicz & Tim Boetsch Released From UFC
(mmaweekly.com)
The current downsizing of the UFC’s packed roster continued recently, as MMAWeekly.com has learned the promotion has released Mike Ciesnolevicz, who joins fellow light heavyweight Tim Boetsch on the outside of the Octagon looking in. Boetsch made waves when he stepped in as a late replacement for Tomasz Drwal at UFC 81 and defeated David Heath in impressive fashion, but went 2-2 for the promotion, with his most recent appearance being a unanimous decision loss to Jason Brilz at UFC 96 in March. He was released shortly thereafter.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 1:28AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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