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Bad Situations: An MMAmania.com interview exclusive with Karo ‘The Heat’ Parisyan
(mmamania.com)
We caught up with Parisyan to ask him about his upcoming fight, and boy did we get our money’s worth. He held nothing back when discussing everything from Mazzagatti’s stoppage of the Alves fight, his workout regimen, his new strength and conditioning coach and his ongoing battle with a panic disorder. Then again, when you’re talking to “The Heat,” you can expect nothing less.
Submitted Jan 30, 2009 12:58AM by Wolfenstein - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Encouraging News For UFC Fighters on UFC Gyms
(mmapayout.com)
The AP reports that BJ Penn and Georges St Pierre will be signing with UFC Gyms. The UFC will create signature gyms branded with the fighters names that would offer the fighters royalties on the usage of their names in conjunction with the gym. The UFC are at times heavy handed in their business dealings with their fighters, but the type of structure mentioned is encouraging and looks to be expanding the revenue pie in a way that benefits both the company and the fighters. Kudos to the UFC for this: LAS VEGAS—The Ultimate Fighting Championship has signed deals with two of its top fighters to give them signature gyms in a chain of fitness clubs planned by the mixed martial arts league. UFC President Dana White said Thursday that the gyms will be named for B.J. Penn and Georges St-Pierre, scheduled to fight Saturday in Las Vegas for the UFC welterweight title. White says the fighters will be paid royalties from the gyms whether they are fighting or not. Mark Mastrov, a former 24 Hour Fitness CEO working to open the new clubs, says the fighters’ gyms will be open by the end of the year in Penn’s native Hawaii and St-Pierre’s hometown of Montreal.
Submitted Jan 29, 2009 9:46PM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Prime Time Episode 3 Ratings
(mmapayout.com)
MMAPayout.com has learned that the third episode of UFC Primetime (10-10:30P) delivered a 0.6 household rating — a .64 among Men 18-49, a .44 among People 18-49, a .60 among Men 18-34 and had an average audience of 662,000 viewers. The overall average for the three week run for UFC Prime Time was 789,000 viewers. The three week run for Prime Time has to be judged a success. The usual one week lead in to a PPV often seems a bit abrupt, and wanting at times. The multi-week format gives a sustained, staggered build that should pay off at the PPV box office. This isn’t a concept that the UFC and Spike should drag out for every PPV but hopefully the format will return to periodically to hype their bigger cards
Submitted Jan 29, 2009 9:33PM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
UFC Primetime: Episode 3 Videos
(demandmma.com)
The episode featured some of BJ's unusual training methods, as well as the all star cast that GSP brought in for his training camp.
Submitted Jan 29, 2009 7:23PM by BrutalKnockOut - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Fight Camp / Team
 
Condit vs Kampmann to Headline UFN 18
(mmajunkie.com)
Less than 24 hours after the WEC officially scrapped a March 1 co-main event between welterweight champion Carlos Condit and challenger Brock Larson, the organization may be taking the preliminary steps in eliminating the entire 170-pound division. Sources close to the event have alerted MMAjunkie.com that Condit has signed on for an April 1 main-event bout with Martin Kampmann. Fiveouncesofpain.com first reported the possibility of the bout for UFC Fight Night 18, tentatively scheduled for Nashville, Tenn.
Submitted Jan 29, 2009 6:53PM by The_Italian_Stallion - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Phillipe Nover vs. Kyle Bradley At UFC 98
(mmajunkie.com)
In his first fight since losing at the TUF 8 Final, Phillipe Nover is set to face Kyle Bradley at UFC 98. This likely is a do-or-die fight for Bradley, 0-2 in UFC.
Submitted Jan 29, 2009 2:21PM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White is tired of chasing Fedor
(sports.yahoo.com)
You'd think knockout victories over two former UFC heavyweight champs, would have UFC president Dana White salivating over Fedor Emelianenko. That's not the case according to White who says that he didn't even watch the Affliction 2 fight card and still hasn't seen the Fedor-Andrei Arlovski fight. Even though close to 9,000 paid to get into the Honda Center and the card did a gate of over $1.5 million, White doesn't care: "If Fedor doesn't care than neither do I. If he wants to come over and fight the best in the world then that's cool with me. At the end of the day, if Fedor wants to fight here I'm here, if he doesn't I don't care."
Submitted Jan 29, 2009 1:54PM by MMAcca - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Penn focused on nurturing talent, not wasting it
(sports.yahoo.com)
When B.J. Penn was 20 years old, he could sit on the ground and, without using his hands, reach his foot up and scratch his head behind his ears. Now a graybeard of 30, Penn admits that stunt may be a little bit out of his reach. “I used to do a lot of things with my feet, but now that I’m getting older … ” Penn said, laughing heartily. “I’m pretty flexible. A lot more flexible than everybody else, but I’m not as flexible as I used to be.”
Submitted Jan 29, 2009 1:45PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
For UFC newcomer Nissen Osterneck, MMA trumped all
(mmajunkie.com)
By the start of the second round, Nissen Osterneck was starting to rethink his debut fight appearance. It was August 2006, and Osterneck stared down "Nasty" Nate Edwards in "Full Throttle 8." The Club Europe Ballroom crowd in Atlanta was watching the night's third fight, and it was brutal. "So tough," Osterneck told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Jan 29, 2009 1:34PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Stephan Bonnar no stepping stone for Jon Jones at UFC 94
(mmamania.com)
“I’ve been anxious to get back in there. I’m glad it’s finally here. I’m getting kicked in [my knee], grappling with it. It’s fine. It’s holding up…. He [Jon Jones] knows this is a big shot, I know he’s gonna come ready and look to bring it. I’ll be ready for it…. I got a good game plan, I know his strengths and my strengths and how we match up and what I got to do to win. I’m gonna follow it and do my best but hopefully I can catch him with a knockout or submission early.”
Submitted Jan 29, 2009 1:30PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
UFC 94 Press Conference Video
(bloodyelbow.com)
Submitted Jan 29, 2009 1:21PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Penn vs. St. Pierre: fighter predictions
www.mmasportsmag.com/news_ufc94_predictions.htm Not sure if the weblink posted, as I am on my phone...and can't see if it worked right. So I also typed out the address to paste in the browser if not.
Submitted Jan 29, 2009 12:33PM by Mayhem13 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Nate Quarry vs. Jason Macdonald UFC 97 (w source)
(mmatraining.com)
Another good fight added to this pretty good card. Who do you guys like here? Both need a win.
Submitted Jan 28, 2009 11:32PM by JimmieDD - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
George Sotiropoulos out, debuting Matt Veach in for UFC Fight Night 17
(mmajunkie.com)
A rib injury recently suffered by George Sotiropolous (9-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has opened a door for UFC newcomer Matt Veach (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC). Veach, a member of the Illinois-based HIT Squad, replaces Sotiropoulos in a UFC Fight Night 17 preliminary bout with Matt Grice (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC). A source close to Grice confirmed the change with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). UFC Fight Night 17 takes place Feb. 7 at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla., and airs on Spike TV. As of late Wednesday, the UFC had yet to announce the fight-card change. The setback is yet another disappointment for Sotiropoulos, who last fought in the UFC at UFC Fight Night 13 in April 2008. The 31-year-old earned a TKO win over Roman Mitichyan that night, but injuries has kept "The Ultimate Fighter 6" cast member out of action since. His replacement, Veach, enters the UFC with a stellar 10-0 record with nine stoppage victories in just 18 months of professional competition. Fighting in Midwest-based shows, the former high school and collegiate wrestler hosted posted six submission victories and three knockout wins. Grice, meanwhile, will be returning to action for the first time since his October 2007 "Fight of the Night" with Jason Black at UFC 77. Grice put his MMA career on hold for the past year in order to complete training at the Oklahoma City Police Department academy. With that training behind him, the 27-year-old will now renew his commitment to the UFC.
Submitted Jan 28, 2009 11:16PM by Twenty20Dollars - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Programming reminder: ‘UFC Primetime’ episode three airs tonight on Spike TV at 10 p.m. ET
(mmamania.com)
It’s the third and final of the series, which means that we are just days away from showtime.
Submitted Jan 28, 2009 6:46PM by Wolfenstein - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Jason Macdonald Vs Nate Quarry @ UFC 97
(mmaweekly.com)
Middleweights Jason MacDonald and Nate Quarry will attempt to shrug off recent setbacks when they face each other at UFC 97 in Montreal, Canada on Apr. 18. Sources close to both fighters indicated that bout agreements were signed and the fight was a go. At the time of this writing, it is unknown whether the bout will grace the main card of the event.
Submitted Jan 28, 2009 1:35PM by MMAcca - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Randy's Take On GSP Vs Penn
(mmaweekly.com)
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight and light heavyweight titleholder Randy "The Natural" Couture has made a name for himself by his performances in big fights in the UFC Octagon. He's defied Father Time over and over while proving his critics wrong time and again. Almost as boisterous as his in-cage accolades are his fight breakdowns. "The Natural" has an uncanny ability to make accurate fight picks, including correctly predicting some of the biggest upsets in recent years. Couture gave his analysis of the UFC 94 main event, the rematch between Georges St. Pierre and B.J. Penn, exclusively for MMAWeekly.com.
Submitted Jan 28, 2009 1:25PM by MMAcca - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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