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Anderson Silva Still To Pursue Boxing Career
(tatame.com)
The UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva left the octagon at UFC 90 saying that he’d be on the way to Thailand to work on his Muay Thai skills, but the trip didn’t happened. “I didn’t went there yet, I’m waiting for my documents. I can’t go out of here (USA) while I don’t get my Green Card, I only can go there next week”, said Anderson, who’s using his free time in America to work on his boxing. ”I’m training Boxing in the Freddie Roach’s gym a time ago, I went to New York for the fight of Roy Jones Jr. and I’m training a some boxing here here”, told Anderson, who watched the fight in witch Roy was defeated by Joe Calzaghe in the judges unanimous decision. “It’s in my plans, it’s one of my personal projects”, commented Anderson about a possible departure to the rings of Boxe after the retirement in MMA.
Submitted Nov 27, 2008 1:24AM by MMAcca - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Palhares Vs Horn @ UFC 93
(intheguard.tv)
Yesterday the wikipedia was informing one more rumored match into the possible line-up of UFC 93 scheduled for January 17 in Dublin, Ireland. The fight in question would put super veteran, Jeremy Horn in front of BTT's rising star Rousimar Palhares. However, like everybody knows, wikipedia isn't necessesairly a trustworthy source. But even though the meeting sounded like a rumor, something real could exist behind this. A few callings were done and even through no official words came from Zuffa, we reached from sources close to the Brazilian that the fight is signed, confirmed and will be part of the first UFC of 2009. MMA Weekly also have it listed on their page
Submitted Nov 27, 2008 1:16AM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 91 Does Big PPV Numbers
(bloodyelbow.com)
In the Wrestling Observer Newsletter this week, Dave Meltzer has a short report on early numbers for the UFC 91 show. He reports that it looks to have beaten UFC 61 (Ortiz v. Shamrock) and came up just below UFC 66 (Ortiz vs. Liddell) in some areas. I've received two preliminary estimates that put it in the 800,000-850,000 range. If those numbers hold up, it will be the second biggest UFC buyrate ever. It did not do the 1.2 million that White predicted, but I never believed this show could break a million without an incredible promotional push. It didn't get that push, but still apparently did great business. Internal estimates were in the 800-900 range, the 1.2 million was public bluster to get ESPN to cover it. The tactic worked, but I get the feeling that scam will only work once. Before this show, Couture's highest buyrate was against Tim Sylvia for his 2007 return that did 540,000 buys.
Submitted Nov 27, 2008 1:12AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Crocop Calls Out Overeem to Fight In basement!
(dreamfighters.com)
In a recent interview with Sportal.hr, Mirko Crocop had some very interesting words to say of Overeem, including a possible match in Mirko’s basement…DreamFighters.com has the translation.
Submitted Nov 26, 2008 2:05PM by kastro_316 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
More middleweight confidence: Nate Marquardt edition
(mmamania.com)
“[Michael Bisping and Demian Maia] are good fighters. Bisping can go and go, and Maia is good on the ground. But neither one of them has fought anyone who is as good as me or at the same level of fighter that I am. It would be a huge jump in class for them to fight me, and I think I could finish either one of them off in round one or two….
Submitted Nov 26, 2008 12:59PM by MMAcca - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lister Wants Shot At Silva
(mmaweekly.com)
When the official card for UFC 92 in Las Vegas was announced, the middleweight bout between Dean Lister and Yushin Okami was conspicuously left off the main card despite the fact that many are seeing this bout as a de facto No. 1 contenders match to challenge champion Anderson Silva in the future. Currently sporting a 4-1 record in the UFC, Lister has been working hard to get to a title shot and he's hoping that his fight with Okami gets noticed, but has no ill will towards the promotion for the fight not currently being slated for the pay-per-view broadcast.
Submitted Nov 26, 2008 12:58PM by MMAcca - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture - before, during and after UFC 91
(mmamania.com)
Just a little over a week after his historical fight with Brock Lesnar at UFC 91, mixed martial arts legend and five-time UFC champion Randy Couture was the featured guest on MMAmania.com’s exclusive presentation of Pro MMA Radio. And ‘The Natural’ didn’t disappoint. It was just two months ago that Randy agreed to make his much-celebrated return to the Octagon to defend the championship belt he no longer wanted following a bitter contract dispute that forced his shocking retirement from the UFC. Like most break-ups, things started getting ugly after some contractual mud started slinging between the two sides. Couture was painted as a money-grubbing diva, interested only in himself and a superfight with the world’s greatest heavyweight, Fedor Emelianenko.
Submitted Nov 26, 2008 12:22AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Sean Sherk: “The number one contender spot is pretty much the LW belt”
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Sean Sherk is coming off the heels of a unanimous decision victory over fellow lightweight title contender Tyson Griffin at UFC 90 last month at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. Sherk and Griffin combined for “Fight of the Night” honors by largely putting their outstanding wrestling skills on the back burner and instead electing to try and brawl it out. In sharing FOTN honors, Sherk put on perhaps the best display of technical boxing in his nine-year career.
Submitted Nov 26, 2008 12:14AM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shawn Tompkins " He's already like a son to me"
(fighthype.com)
"I moved Junie Browning into my house about a month and a half ago. I've kind of taken him under my wing and kept an eye on his training, career and his (laughs) social life I guess. I see big things from this kid and he's young; he's only 21. I think he just needed the right people to surround him and he's doing a great job. I'm real proud of him," stated Xtreme Couture trainer Shawn Tompkins as he talked about Junie Browning and gave an update on several other fighters he works with, including Randy Couture, Wanderlei Silva, John Alessio, Chris Horodecki and much more.
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 5:46PM by Porch28 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Liaudin Cut By UFC
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Jess Liaudin (12-11)will be letting his rib injury heal over Christmas before beginning his campaign to get back into the UFC early in the New Year. Liaudin’s last fight was at UFC 89, where he dropped a decision to Swedish lightweight David Bielkelden after a three round war. After the fight, it emerged that Liaudin had suffered a severe rib injury in the first round, which will take some months to heal fully. Prior to that, he dropped a split decision to Englishman Paul Taylor (who ironically also suffered a bad rib injury at UFC 89). Speaking to Fighters Only earlier, the Frenchman said: “The UFC door is still open for me, I just need to get a bunch of wins then they are taking me back.
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 2:38PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jake Shields interview - talks about possibility of going to the UFC.the EXC situation, and his gym
(getpwnt.net)
Here's a preview of the interview: PWNT : If you do decide to go to the UFC, who would you want to fight? What would be a good fight to introduce you to the fans of the UFC? Jake Shields : I would love to go fight GSP, but I don’t think that is realistic. There are a lot of good guys to fight. Go in there against Diego, I think that would be a great first match. Thiago Alves, I would like to go in and fight one of their top fighters. Hopefully go in there fight one fight and win that, be the number one contender. Interview is from about 3-4 weeks ago.
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 1:10PM by BDON911 - 0 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, UFC
 
Franca vs. J-Lau Possible For UFN 17
(mmamania.com)
The rumored UFN 17 card for February continues to come together. The latest fight in the works is Hermes Franca vs. Joe Lauzon. Bout agreements have been sent to both sides although it's not clear if Franca's pending DUI case, stemming from an arrest after UFC 90, would have any effect on the fight happening.
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 12:48PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping Can Beat Both Rich Franklin & Dan Henderson
(mmamania.com)
At least he thinks so. Michael Bisping says he'd love to fight both of them, and thinks he could beat both of them. Depending on who winds up being the US side's TUF 9 coach, at least one of those fights could happen.
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 12:04PM by DCRage - 42 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kenny Florian rides streak to second shot at summit
(mmajunkie.com)
At first glance, Kenny Florian (11-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) doesn't look like he fits the role of fighter. Especially in street clothes, Florian passes more for a guy who should be doing your taxes or fixing a PC, not choking out fighters and talking smack to an MMA legend (more on that shortly). He didn't even look like much of a fighter when he was in the octagon for his first UFC bout in April of 2005. Florian was beaten about as thoroughly as a man can be when Diego Sanchez tore through him in less than three minutes to win "The Ultimate Fighter 1" middleweight finale.
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 1:29AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Nate Mohr vs. Dennis Siver set to take place at UFC 93 in January
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
UFC lightweight competitor Nate Mohr is expected to return from injury to take on Dennis Siver at UFC 93 on Jan. 17 at the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland. FiveOuncesOfPain.com confirmed the matchup on Monday afternoon with sources close to the fight. Siver, 12-6, is a native of Germany with a strong amateur wrestling background. He’ll be returning to the Octagon after fighting outside of the UFC last month in Darmstadt, Germany at Mix Fight Gala VII. Siver was victorious after submitting Chas Jacquier with a guillotine at 4:21 of round 1.
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 1:27AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Champ Anderson Silva Denied Entrance Into Canada
(mmacanada.net)
A planned visit to Kamloops by UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was abruptly halted Friday when Canada Border Services denied the athlete entrance into Canada
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 12:59AM by crushedbacon - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mac Danzig vs. Josh Neer added to UFC Fight Night 17
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite no official announcement from the UFC of the event, a bout between Josh Neer (24-7-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC) and Mac Danzig (18-5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been added to UFC Fight Night 17. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first learned of the bout from sources close to Neer, and Danzig announced the bout yesterday on his MySpace page.
Submitted Nov 24, 2008 6:16PM by nickcuc547 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kenflo and Stevenson confirmed for UFC 2009- there are screenshots.
(sports.ign.com)
http://sports.ign.com/articles/931/931594p1.html Kenflo and Stevenson are confirmed for the game. Not big news but there are pictures, and at the IGN site there are video interviews with fighters about their thoughts on the game.
Submitted Nov 24, 2008 3:34PM by seanfu - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Miscellaneous
 
Andrei Arlovski interview - Talks Crocop and UFC
(dreamfighters.com)
Really good interview of Arlovski talking about Mirko, fedor, how he wanted to be a cop,a nd the UFC
Submitted Nov 24, 2008 1:20PM by kastro_316 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
GSP Wants To Be A Legend
(mmaweekly.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight titleholder Georges "Rush" St. Pierre won a split decision over B.J. Penn at UFC 58 on March 4, 2006 in a non-title fight. The rematch is set for Jan. 31 and St. Pierre wants to solidify his name as a legend in the sport of mixed martial arts with another win over Penn. Both are current UFC champions ranked No.1 in their weight classes. Each are considered amongst the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world. They're in their primes. This is a mega-fight. "He's the guy that I want to fight. He's my best challenge right now, and he's the guy that I want to fight," St. Pierre told MMAWeekly.com recently. "I have to fight guys like B.J. to make myself a legend in this sport. "When you're a world champion you have to set your goal even higher. I don't want to fight to be champion anymore because I'm already champion.
Submitted Nov 24, 2008 1:14PM by MMAcca - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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