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UFC Quick Quote: Dana White on UFC 85: ‘Cursed’
UFC President Dana White shares his thoughts via Yahoo!Sports.com on the fiasco also known as UFC 85: “Bedlam” at the O2 Arena in London, England, on Saturday, June 7. The latest blow was Thiago Alves coming in four pounds heavy four his main event fight with Matt Hughes. For what it’s worth Hughes proves once again that he is such a team player, agreeing to take the fight with Alves at a catchweight with little to no resistance. In addition, the UFC has really demonstrated its superior depth by cobbling together a card that is still ripe with talent. I’m still interested regardless of all the shenanigans.
Wanderlei Silva talks about next fight. Confirms either Thiago silva or Lyoto Machida
Wanderlei Silva has just released a statement on who his next possible fight could be with on his Myspace blog. Here is the statement
Submitted Jun 6, 2008 12:42PM by kastro_316 - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Fight Camp / Team
Machida, Anderson to assist Nog on TUF 8
Translated: The team of Rodrigo Minotauro in reality show The Ultimate Fighter gained two reinforcements of weight to face the team of Frank Mir. Minota will have the aid of nobody little than the champion of the UFC, Anderson Silva, and Lyoto Machida, that took a walk for top of Tito Ortiz in UFC 84, in the training of its athletes. " It wanted to ask for excuses for the Loyal Combat, but I have contract with the UFC and I will not be able to go to evento" , Anderson said, that already is with Lyoto in the house where the program is recorded, to help Minotauro to earn plus this challenge. The article was translated in bloodyelbow.com, on the fanshot section.
Thiago Alves Failes to make Weight
Thiago weighed in at 174lbs!! Whereas Hughes was 170lbs. Hughes accepted to fight at catch weight. Bisping 184lbs - Day 184lbs Don't know the rest.
UFC, Liddell headed to Atlanta in September
We heard from a few reliable sources about the Phillips Arena event, but at the time the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Zuffa hadn't even begun preliminary talks about bringing an event to the state. Nevermind; UFC president Dana White recently told ESPN The Magazine that the organization is, in fact, heading to Atlanta -- and Chuck Liddell is headlining the event. White told the magazine about the fight date and Liddell's involvement:
Dana White: Mind-blowing UFC announcement coming soon
“There’s something no one else has heard. You have no idea some of the stuff that we have planned. I’m going to make an announcement next week that is going to blow people’s minds. That deal is done, but my employees don’t even know yet. I’m renting out a place next Thursday and I’m going to tell them. Then we’ll make the announcement later that day. It’s an indicator of where this business is going over the next five years.”
EXCLUSIVE: Arlovski on UFC exit, Affliction entrance
It certainly has been a long time coming, but former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Andre Arlovski has found a new home. Thursday, after months of heated speculation, Affliction finally confirmed what many fans already expected – Arlovski had signed up with the upstart promotion for its inaugural card “Banned” on July 19 in Anaheim, Calif. The “TBA” facing Ben Rothwell is now a “Pitbull.” It’s bittersweet news for the former champ. “I am excited,” Arlovski told MMAWeekly.com. “Also, I have mixed feelings – sad about leaving UFC and excited about my future.” Arlovski and his management are mum about the details of the negotiation that led him to leave the UFC, but its clear that the industry-leading promotion could not offer Arlovski the dollar sign he required. “My management and I did what we had to do to work out a new deal with the UFC,” he said. “But we also had to test the market. At the end of the day it's a business.” If he had his choice though, Arlovski would have stayed with the company that made him a star. “It is always my choice,” he continued. “I just had to evaluate everything on the plate, listen to the opinions of my advisors and make the decision. At this time I felt that based on everything this decision would be better for me. There are a lot of things that go into consideration.” Arlovski maintains that his relationship with his former employers remains strong, and that the possibility of a return to the Octagon is not out of the question.
Another day at the office for Hughes--but it's now or never for Alves
Matt Hughes is, arguably, one of the strongest fighters in the world today, He has built a legendary reputation as a tough-as-nails, no-nonsense warrior who’s defeated all challengers with thunderous slams, takedowns and a brutal ground n’ pound.
Rob Kaman rips into UFC.
'Mr. Low - Kick' recently took some time to speak with PDG about his career, K-1, modern day mixed martial arts, training fighters and what the future holds for the former World Champion Kick-boxer. Awsome interview with a true legend, he'll definetly touch Dana lovers nerve's but he know's what he's talking about and he was an incredible fighter.
MMA Submission: An Interview With Dana White
Get a load of Dana White's schedule this week. The UFC president spent two days in New York on business, then flew right to London for this weekend's pay per view. Then he's flying back to New York for more meetings. "It's a little crazy right now," he says with a laugh. "But in a good way. This sport is blowing up." The Mag caught up with him for a wide-ranging question and answer session about everything from this weekend's pay-per-view to Kimbo Slice. He couldn't answer some questions about pending deals (including an announcement he's planning for next week, an announcement he says will rock the MMA world). Other questions, such as his thoughts on Slice, he had plenty to say.
Submitted Jun 5, 2008 5:19PM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, EliteXC, General MMA, Interviews
Amir Sadollah's TUF 7 blog Episode 10
Check out what Amir had to say about last night's TUF 7 episode:
BREAKING GSP NEWS!
Recently re-crowned UFC Welterweight Champion has been seen... training hot girls.
Rampage on Jimmy Kimmle Live!!!
You gotta love Rampage! I'm pulling for forrest but everything this guy says makes me laugh. Enjoy!
Exclusive Video: Arlovski Leaves UFC, Affliction Bound
The Pitbull" has found a new home. Ending months of silence, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski (Pictures) speaks to Sherdog.com news editor Loretta Hunt in this exclusive video interview to announce his signing with the Affliction promotion for three fights, beginning with a July 19 bout against former IFL standout Ben Rothwell
UFC 87 Hermes Franca vs Frankie Edgar to battle!
Not sure if it was posted, but I haven't seen it. But this fight should be non stop action. Lets hope at least! Lets also hope Franca stays away from the needles this time!
Video: Quinton Jackson training with Extreme Couture
Recently Quinton Jackson has been training with Extreme Couture, and has released this video of a training session.
Submitted Jun 5, 2008 12:53PM by kastro_316 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Fight Camp / Team
10 Fights that Changed the Course of Careers
Take his career as a whole and Matt Hughes -- who competes Saturday for the first time since a second devastating loss to Georges St. Pierre -- is unquestionably the most accomplished 170-pound athlete to ever don a pair of open-fingered Ouano gloves. With a list of casualties including B.J. Penn, Sean Sherk, and even St. Pierre himself, Hughes has run the gauntlet in one of the deepest talent pools in the sport. Yet the defining image fans will carry into his bout against Thiago Alves in London's O2 arena is his arm being torqued at unnatural angles at the hands of St. Pierre last December. That sobering defeat could turn out to be the fulcrum on which Hughes' career now swings. Snapped from his perpetual dominance of the division, he may be more cognizant of his physical limitations and opponents may be less fearful of his abilities. In properly melodramatic form: the St. Pierre loss could be the beginning of the end. It wouldn't be the first time that five or 10 minutes managed to stall career momentum for good. Other athletes have had experiences that reduced them to shells of their former selves. Inversely, some fights have taken fighters to new levels of popularity and performance. The psychological and physical reverberations of a good beat down -- taken or given -- can last the duration of a fighter's ring life. Some examples, in ascending order of impact:
Submitted Jun 5, 2008 12:28PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, PrideFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
Despite injury, Chuck Liddell moving on and headed to London
At one time, UFC 85 was looking as if it might be one of the cards of the year. With a main event of Liddell against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, it almost didn't matter who was on the rest of the card. Despite injury, Chuck Liddell moving on and headed to London
Evan Tanner is going to pressure Kendall Grove at Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale fight (Video)
The beard is back … watch out “Spyda:”
Thiago Alves: Perfect Timing
It seems that his Saturday fight against Matt Hughes at UFC 85 was "perfect timing" for Thiago Alves. A win not only means he'll have beaten perhaps the greatest welterweight ever, but it almost certainly means he'll be the #1 contender and get the first shot at the Georges St. Pierre-Jon Fitch winner.
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