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Griffin Recovering, Expects SUMMERTIME Return
(mmaweekly.com)
Maybe all of you guys will finally start to stop taking any notice of The Sun (UK Newspaper) now From MMA Weekly: Reports surfaced early on Tuesday that former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin was to be sidelined for the majority of 2009 with a hand injury sustained in his loss to Rashad Evans in December. MMAWeekly.com spoke to sources close to Griffin later on Tuesday morning who stated that the "Ultimate Fighter" alum is recovering well from surgery on his hand. He is hopeful to make a return during the summertime and should not have to sit out for any major period of time.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 11:34PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
KJ Noons to sign with UFC, could debut at UFN 18
(mmabay.co.uk)
The UFC are set to sign one of the hottest free agents in MMA in KJ Noons, the former EliteXC lightweight champion, MMABay can EXCLUSIVELY reveal. Noons was stripped of the title last year after refusing to defend it in a rematch against former UFC fighter, Nick Diaz. His contract expired last week, making him one of the most wanted free agents on the MMA scene. Rumour has it that the former pro-boxer could debut at UFC Fight Night 18 against Melvin Guillard. The source is MMA Bay, so not sure how accurate the report is.....
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 2:55PM by MMAcca - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Heath Herring to Face Junior Dos Santos at UFC 97
(fightticker.com)
MMANews.com is reporting that Heath Herring will be fighting Brazilian Junior Dos Santos at UFC 97, which will take place in Montreal. They are basing their report off of comments made by Gabe Morrency, who hosts Hardcore Sports Radio on Sirius XM. Herring's last fight was a UFC 87 loss to current UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar while Dos Santos' last bout was a stunning UFC 90 victory over Fabricio Werdum. More from MMANews.com: Earlier today it was announced by Gabe Morrency during a broadcast of his show "Sports Rage",on Hardcore Sports Radio (Sirius 98) that a heavyweight match up between "The Texas Krazy Horse" Heath Herring and Brazilian Junoir dos Santos is in the works for UFC 97 which is tentatively scheduled to take place in Montreal, Canada in April. In Herring's last bout at UFC 87 in August, he was steamrolled by Brock Lesnar on Lesnar's path to the heavyweight title. dos Santos on the other hand debuted in late 2008 with a stunning KO finish of highly touted contender Fabricio Werdum. It was be Werdum's exit bout from the UFC.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 1:26PM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Franklin Views Henderson As Just Another Fight
(mmaweekly.com)
Teaching has always come natural to Rich Franklin. From his days as a math teacher back in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, the former UFC middleweight champion has always taken to his ability to teach and help a new generation learn. During the second season of "The Ultimate Fighter" reality show, Franklin took his teaching skills to the mat and helped a group of young fighters follow their dreams in making it to the UFC. Fighters eager to learn under Franklin included Marcus Davis, Keith Jardine, Seth Petruzelli, and new UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans. Since then Franklin has had a very busy and storied career, but the chance to revisit the days of The Ultimate Fighter don't particularly excite the Ohio native, as he is set to do that very thing if he defeats Dan Henderson at UFC 93 in Ireland.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 1:05PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wandy at UFC 100?
(mmamania.com)
Check it out. I'd love to see him up against Forrest or even Anderson.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 12:10PM by Givershit - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Griffin Out Most Of 2009
(mmamania.com)
It now appears that the broken hand Forrest Griffin suffered against Rashad Evans at UFC 92 is worse than expected. Griffin apparently needed to have pins surgically inserted into the hand to expedite the healing process, and now it's expected he'll be out until Fall '09, well past his medical suspension that runs until June.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 12:04PM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Considering 2009 Event In San Antonio
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC is hoping to return to San Antonio, Texas later this year, probably sometime between September & December. They're hoping to run an event at AT&T Center, but NBA schedule conflicts could force UFC to the smaller Freeman Coliseum instead.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 10:50AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pros Pick: Coleman vs. Shogun II
(sherdog.com)
Coleman and Rua are set to square off again this Saturday at UFC 93. Sherdog.com contacted dozens upon dozens of pros for their thoughts on the rematch, but not many were brave enough to put their reputations on the line:
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 5:02AM by Wolfenstein - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
PETE SELL VS MATT BROWN AT UFC 96
(mmaweekly.com)
In what could be a sleeper nominee for Fight of the Night, MMAWeekly.com has confirmed with sources close to Pete “Drago” Sell that he will be making his Ultimate Fighting Championship return on March 7 against Matt Brown at UFC 96 in Columbus, Ohio.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 4:58AM by Wolfenstein - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Hamill vs. Mark Munoz signed for UFC 96
(warriorid.com)
Former NCAA All-American Mark Munoz is scheduled to make his UFC debut at UFC 96 on March 7 against season three veteran from The Ultimate Fighter Matt Hamill. SHould be a good fight if Matt can keep it on the ground!
Submitted Jan 12, 2009 6:02PM by kastro_316 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Denis Kang’s best day may still not be enough against Alan Belcher
(mmamania.com)
“If I could fight the guys in the UFC in a Muay Thai fight, I think I would destroy them, it wouldn’t even be close. I wouldn’t have to hold back. But you’ve got to worry about the takedowns and stuff like that…I’m getting to the point where it’s hard for anybody to take me down. I mean [Kang’s] going to have to work really hard. If he’s on his best day, his best performance, it’s still going to be hard for him to take me down at all and then if he does then I’ve got a couple of tricks up my sleeve for him. You never know, I’m might slap a triangle or something on him.”
Submitted Jan 12, 2009 3:51PM by MMAcca - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Steve Steinbeiss vs. Ryan Jensen scheduled for UFC Fight Night 18
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Middleweights Ryan Jensen and Steve Steinbeiss are now scheduled to square off during the eighteenth installment of UFC Fight Night 18 on April 1. MMAjunkie.com first reported that the matchup was possible for UFC 96 but FiveOuncesOfPain.com has since confirmed that verbal agreements between both fighters have been secured for UFN 18.
Submitted Jan 12, 2009 1:06PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua: “I’m still the same fighter I was in the past”
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Once known as the best fighter in the world at 205 pounds before a series of nasty injuries and surgeries that forced him to the sidelines, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is driven to show the world that he is same great fighter he was in the past.
Submitted Jan 12, 2009 1:05PM by MMAcca - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
 
Hendo Anticipates Technical Battle At UFC 93
(mmaweekly.com)
Eleven years into a fighting career, Dan Henderson takes improvement in bits and pieces. “It’s just a matter of who’s in front of me and what my game plan is, and that’s kind of the things I focus on for those few months,” Henderson tells MMAWeekly.com. “There’s so many things in MMA that need improving that it’s hard to get to everything at once, so I think it’s good to take one fight by one fight and improve on certain skills.” His impending battle with Rich Franklin at UFC 93 has been a fan dream ever since the two were champions in rival organizations. No title is at stake, however, and both fighters have options at middleweight or light heavyweight. It’s just another tough fight on a road the 38-year-old former Olympian sees himself walking for another two years, give or take.
Submitted Jan 12, 2009 1:01PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Spike Announces TV Fights For UFC 95
(mmamania.com)
Ahead of it's free tape-delayed broadcast of UFC 95, Spike has revealed the 5 fights scheduled to air on TV on February 21 at 9 PM ET, headlined by the main event of Diego Sanchez vs. Joe Stevenson.
Submitted Jan 12, 2009 11:12AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Quick Quote: Michael Bisping would prefer to fight Dan Henderson
(mmamania.com)
“For me personally I’d prefer Dan Henderson to win. Number one because it would be great to fight such a true legend. And number two, simply because Franklin is a southpaw, and southpaws are a bit of a pain in the backside. Chris Leben, my last opponent, was a southpaw and it changes everything — you have to change your footwork, it mixes everything up. When you’re not used to the fighter it makes it quite difficult. It didn’t really bother me last time for the fight, it was the training that was a pain in the arse. It adds an a extra hassle, an extra different dimension you have to take care of.”
Submitted Jan 12, 2009 7:35AM by SmileR - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Aaron Simpson to make UFC debut at UFN 18 vs. Tim McKenzie
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
The Simpson vs. McKenzie matchup will pit a current member of Arizona Combat Sports, Simpson, vs. one of its former members, McKenzie. Both fighters will also be making their UFC debuts after being transferred over from the WEC following the latter’s decision to close its middleweight and light heavyweight divisions.
Submitted Jan 12, 2009 5:28AM by Wolfenstein - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ryan Bader vs. Carmelo Marrero expected for UFN 18 on April 1
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Season eight light heavyweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter Ryan Bader is scheduled to make his formal UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 18 on April 1 against the returning Carmelo Marrero.
Submitted Jan 12, 2009 5:25AM by Wolfenstein - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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