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Frankie Edgar Gets His Purple Belt
(bloodyelbow.com)
This past Saturday Ricardo promoted many of his students under the watchful eye of his teacher Renzo Gracie and 30 other very special guest Black Belts in attendance. New Ricardo Almeida Black Belts: Tom DeBlass Dante Rivera Drew Puzon Bob Dashnow Kyio Morie Emily Kwok John DiBianco Congratulations! Congratulations also to the other graduates, including Frank Edgar and Chris Liguori who received their Purple Belts.
Submitted Nov 24, 2008 1:12PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Werdum Confirms UFC Release
(mmajunkie.com)
Although UFC never put out any sort of press release or announcement regarding Fabricio Werdum's release from UFC after his loss to Junior dos Santos, Werdum has now confirmed through the TATAME website that he has been officially released. Werdum claims UFC wanted to cut his pay in half on a new contract, but will now head elsewhere-possibly Affliction or even Japan.
Submitted Nov 24, 2008 12:22PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Technical Fowl
(sherdog.com)
Thanksgiving: the holiday best celebrated by abusing your arteries and securing central obesity’s graduation from “health concern” to “full-blown epidemic.” In between trips to the apple pie trough, you might feel compelled to mumble some gratitude toward family, friends or -- may God forgive these words -- the fight promoters. Mindful that excessive carbohydrate consumption might render your brain as useful as a bowl of congealed Quaker oatmeal, here’s a handy holiday reminder of things any MMA fan should be grateful for.
Submitted Nov 24, 2008 7:09AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Affliction, General MMA, HDNet
 
Sadollah vs. Catone Rescheduled For Planned February UFN
(mmaweekly.com)
The fight between TUF 7 winner Amir Sadollah and Nick Catone, originally scheduled for UFC 91 but cancelled due to Sadollah being hospitalized due to a leg infection, has been rescheduled for a planned UFN on February 7. UFC has not yet announced the event, expected to be held at The Palms in Las Vegas.
Submitted Nov 24, 2008 6:35AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Black-eyed pea: A conversation with UFC lightweight Jeremy Stephens
(mmamania.com)
UFC lightweight competitor Jeremy Stephens (14-3) threw a devastating uppercut in the second round of his lightweight battle at UFC 91: "Couture vs Lesnar" that not only sent opponent Rafael Dos Anjos crashing to the floor, but also brought the fans in attendance and at home straight out of their seats. It was a jaw-dropping ending to a fight that Stephens admits wasn’t exactly heading in the direction he was hoping for when things first got underway. "He took me down. I really wasn’t expecting for him to take me down. He’s really strong. I was trying to get back up, but he had really, really tight jiu-jitsu. I couldn’t move. I’ve been working on getting up but he left no spaces. He did a good job holding me down. Once I was able to reverse, I made a mistake and he capitalized on it. But you know I’m not going to tap. I’ve got too much heart, too much on the line."
Submitted Nov 24, 2008 1:23AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mac Danzig vs Josh Neer UFC Fight Night 17 fight possible for Feb. 7
(mmamania.com)
There’s a solid lightweight match up looming between Mac Danzig (18-5-1) and Josh Neer (24-7-1) at UFC Fight Night 17 at a yet to be determined venue in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 7. It’s a 155-pound tilt that will make the televised Spike TV broadcast on fight night, according to a recent message from Danzig on his MySpace.com page. Danzig — season six welterweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) — is coming off a frustrating unanimous decision loss to Clay Guida at UFC Fight Night 15 back in September. “The Carpenter’s” relentless cardio and wrestling proved to be just to much for Danzig to overcome. Prior to the loss he submitted Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Mark Bocek with a rear naked choke at UFC 83: “Serra vs. St. Pierre 2? in April. He stopped Tommy Speer in similar fashion before that to earn the TUF crown nearly one year ago.
Submitted Nov 24, 2008 1:21AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva to face loser of Light Heavyweight Clash
(thesun.co.uk)
ANDERSON SILVA will top the bill at UFC 95 in London, SunSport understands. But the 33-year-old Muay Thai master will NOT face light heavyweight superstar Chuck Liddell. Instead, we can reveal matchmaker Joe Silva is considering offering the Brazilian a fight with the loser of one of the two big light heavyweight clashes taking place at UFC 92 on December 27.
Submitted Nov 23, 2008 8:04PM by Wolfenstein - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
‘Extreme Makeover’ Rampage Jackson UFC 92 edition
(mmamania.com)
“You will never have seen the Rampage you’re going to see at UFC 92. This is Rampage who has been training with top sparring partners and top experts in all the various fields, top conditioners, top strength and diet experts like Kerry Kayes. This is the Rampage who is going to win back his UFC Title and defend it for years.” – Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has enlisted the services of Kerry Kayes — the long-time strength and nutrition coach for Ricky Hatton and other star athletes in the Manchester area — to help get him fit for his upcoming clash with Wanderlei Silva at UFC 92: “The Ultimate 2008? on December 27.
Submitted Nov 23, 2008 1:15PM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fioravanti Gunning For A KO For The Troops
(mmaweekly.com)
Luigi Fioravanti has rarely had it easy in his UFC career. In two years and seven appearances, he’s taken bouts that no one else wanted, fights where he was the clear underdog. The UFC keeps bringing him back, though, because he always comes to scrap. “They need to let me go fight in England, build my record up,” he says with a laugh. A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fioravanti has surely been tested outside the cage. He came to the UFC on a seven-fight win streak, facing then rising star Chris Leben at “Ultimate Fight Night 4.” Leben clearly won the fight, but Fioravanti never gave in to the outspoken brawler and went the distance. In his next fight, he knocked another “Ultimate Fighter” contestant, Solomon Hutchinson, into next Tuesday. Fioravanti believes his “whatever” attitude is the key to longevity, he tells MMAWeekly.com.
Submitted Nov 23, 2008 3:53AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
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UFC 99, Chuck Liddell Vs Randy Couture @ HW, In Germany - June 2009
(bloodyelbow.com)
A strong source indicates to Bloody Elbow that Chuck Liddell is currently in negotiations to move to heavyweight in order to fight Randy Couture. The proposed fight would take place on June 13th in Cologne, Germany. The UFC wants to have Randy on their Germany show because he speaks the language and can do all the promotion. The winner of the fight would face the heavyweight champion in a big fight at the end of the year. Couture is uninterested in moving down to 205 where Forrest Griffin is champion and Wanderlei Silva is also a contender. Both are close to him and in his camp, and weight cutting takes a toll at his age. Given his status, they aren't going to have him fight guys like Cheick Kongo, it is only big fights for Couture at this stage.
Submitted Nov 22, 2008 9:30PM by MMAcca - 51 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC to Hawaii? Not Anytime Soon
(bloodyelbow.com)
According to Dana White, the UFC won't be visiting the Aloha state at any point. If you haven't heard, an onerous tax has been placed on promoters strictly for hosting events. That's keeping White at bay: White, in town to promote the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Jan. 31 fight between champions BJ Penn and George St.-Pierre, says the chances of holding a UFC event in Hawaii are all but dead. The reason? It's too expensive, White says. "We finally get some regulations and they slap this huge tax on us that's out of control, so probably never," White says. "I guess it's their way of saying 'OK, we'll sanction this, but we'll make sure nobody ever shows up and comes and does an event here.'"
Submitted Nov 22, 2008 10:19AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
- PENN TO DEFEND BOTH TITLES IF HE BEATS ST. PIERRE
(mmaweekly.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight titleholder B.J. Penn moves back up to the welterweight division to take on UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre on Super Bowl weekend, Jan. 31, in Las Vegas for the welterweight title. Speculation about what weight class Penn's fighting future would be in if he defeats St. Pierre has swirled since the bout agreements were signed.
Submitted Nov 21, 2008 7:28PM by nickcuc547 - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Hardy Approached For UFC 95
I am watching Ultimate Talk on Setanta and the one bloke who seems to know what he is talking about said he has just been talking to UFC and they confirmed they have approached Dan Hardy to fight at UFC 95. Obviously I cant post a link as it's on UK TV.
Submitted Nov 21, 2008 7:18PM by Red-Dragon - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 91 Gate Totals Released: $4.8 Million, 10K Paid
(mmajunkie.com)
The NSAC today revealed the final live gate and attendance figures from UFC 91. The event drew a live gate of over $4.8 million, but had only 10,845 paid attendance instead of the claimed 14,272, a figure that now includes 3427 comps.
Submitted Nov 21, 2008 6:22PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Exclusive: Stankie, in His Own Words
(cagepotato.com)
We talked with “Stankie” recently to find out who he is and how he came to be standing next to Big Nog, going on semi-coherent rants about sardines. What we learned is that from working undercover during the Watts Riots, to training Oscar de la Hoya for the Olympics, here is a man who has lead an interesting life. And he was more than happy to tell us about it, in his own roundabout way.
Submitted Nov 21, 2008 2:20PM by Wolfenstein - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Randy Couture's Next Steps - What do you think?
(mmatraining.com)
What do you guys think of this? Pretty good list IMO. I would think Randy should fight Nog-Mir loser and then fight for the title after that.
Submitted Nov 21, 2008 11:03AM by JimmieDD - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jamie Varner free wrestling Seminar at Arizona State Saturday
(ufc.com)
It's for a good cause, so bring donation money! You'll be able to train with Bader, Dolloway, Aaron Simpson, Gustavo Dantas, and a lot of other guys (a long time coach of the ASU wrestling team and now MMA fighter) Here is a snippet of the article on UFC.com “It’s one of the few hospitals in the world where you can go there off the street without insurance and they’ll take care of you,” said Varner. “They pretty much saved my life when I was five years old.” 19 years later, Varner is giving back to the hospital, as he is putting on the “1st Annual Jamie Varner Charity Seminar” this Saturday, November 22nd, at the Sunkist Kids Wrestling / Riches Family Wrestling Facility on the Arizona State University Campus, with two sessions - one from 11:00am-12:15pm (Beginners, Women, and Children) and the other from 12:30pm-2:30pm (Intermediate).
Submitted Nov 21, 2008 10:57AM by Jackelope - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Clarifies The Jon Fitch Situation.
(themmanews.com)
Dana White clarified the problems with, and his position concerning UFC fighter Jon Fitch. Here’s the quote, via USA Today:
Submitted Nov 20, 2008 8:39PM by nickcuc547 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Fitch back in the UFC and will fight at UFC 94
(mmamania.com)
MMARated.com has the scoop: “Communication kind of broke down with Dana (White) so we talked with Lorenzo. (I) just got off the phone with him and we came to an agreement. We’re going to move ahead and I’ll be back in the UFC. We’re going to sign off on the video game and I’m back. It was never even about the agreement or the contract. It was the approach that we felt Dana was being a little bit hot-headed and was threatening us right off the bat. It didn’t seem like a professional way of doing things.”
Submitted Nov 20, 2008 7:42PM by babalu2720 - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Update: UFC Talking with Fitch’s Management
(sherdog.com)
Jon Fitch was released from the UFC on Wednesday, but a discussion has reopened with the promotion. Bob Cook and Zinkin Entertainment, who manage Fitch and other fighters from the American Kickboxing Academy, told Sherdog.com on Thursday afternoon that talk has resumed with the UFC, but they would not comment on the exact nature of the discussion.
Submitted Nov 20, 2008 6:24PM by nickcuc547 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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