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UFC 85 on Pay per View instead of Spike
Bummer. The title more or less says it all. Reportedly confirmed by MMAFighting.com There will be good fights I'm sure, but I would wager this will be the lowest PPV draw in recent history.
Charles McCarthy retires
American Top Team middleweight “Chainsaw” Charles McCarthy has decided that his last fight with Michael Bisping will be the last fight in his career. The former “Ultimate Fighter” competitor announced on Thursday that he is retiring from active mixed martial arts competition. “I would like to announce my formal retirement from Mixed Martial Arts competition,” said McCarthy in a prepared statement. “I have achieved many of the goals I set out to accomplish in this sport and found others just out of reach. It is now time for me to lay down my gloves and rededicate my attention towards my business, my fighters, my family and my team. “The successes I have found in my career are due in large part to all the great people who have helped me along the way. Being involved with the true champions at American Top Team has guided me to become a better father, husband, teacher and friend. Without the great generosity of ATT my life would have had a void. I hope that everyone reading (this) can one day feel the love of a great family as I have.
Rumor: Mir NOT Fighting At UFC 86
UFC recently confirmed several more bouts for the UFC 86 undercard. Not among them was Frank Mir vs. Justin McCully, which in fact is now completely off the card, with rumors being it'll happen at 85 or Mir may get a TUF 8 coaching spot and a shot at Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira afterrwards.
Rich Franklin discusses an unclear future
I found an article where Rich Franklin discusses his future opponents in the UFC. He dismisses two figthers right off the bat check out who the are. I'm also wondering on his next opponent. Rich is in a bad spot, being beat by the top guy twice already.
Kalib Starnes' Statement Regarding UFC
Following one of the most contentious performances of 2008, middleweight Kalib Starnes has released a statement regarding his fight with Nate Quarry at UFC 83. Irked by what he characterized as inaccurate accounts of his status with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Starnes also promises to release details on the injuries he sustained in the fight.
Koscheck Returns At UFC 86, Other Fights Set
Among 3 new fights added to UFC 86 yesterday is the return of Josh Koscheck to the Octagon. In his first fight of his new UFC contract, Kos will face Chris Lytle. Also confirmed are Ricardo Almeida vs. Patrick Cote & Cole MIller vs. Jorge Gurgel.
Penn Passes First NSAC Out-Of-Competition Drug Test
UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn recently became the first fighter to be drug tested by the NSAC under its new out-of-competition drug testing program. The NSAC's Keith Kizer reported yesterday that Penn passed all his tests.
Amir Sadollah's TUF 7 blog (Episode 4)
Check out what Amir had to say about TUF 7 episode 4:
Rich Clementi Vs Terry Etim added to UFC 84
No Rest for “No Love” Thomas Gerbasi, UFC - Lightweight contender Rich “No Love” Clementi is taking no time off after his three round win over Sam Stout at UFC 83 last Saturday. Instead, the pride of Slidell, Louisiana will be back in the gym preparing for a May 24th bout against UK rising star Terry Etim on the star-studded UFC 84 card at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. Clementi replaces Rob Emerson, who was forced to withdraw from the bout against Etim due to injury. Thats dope Clementi is taking this fight. Clementi is starting to string some decent wins togeather, and should start to see some bigger opportunities come his way. I'd personally like to see him fight Nate Diaz, or mabey Frankie Edgar, If he gets past Etim. That would be 4 straight wins, all of which are impressive. In order: Anthony Johnson, Melvin Guillard, Sam Stout,.......
Dean Lister vs. Jeremy Horn at TUF 7 Finale
Confirmed on the UFC TUF 7 Finale event fight card and didn't see it posted anywhere on here.
Ken Shamrock sues the UFC
Longtime MMA fighter and UFC hall-of-famer Ken Shamrock has filed suit against the UFC, alleging breach of contract regarding a two-fight deal he signed prior to his last fight with the organization.
UFC on Network TV: Dana says deal within 6 months
Last week in an interview with the Canada's The Score, when asked about the UFC following EliteXC onto network television, UFC President Dana White said "we'll have a network television deal very soon." When pressed for a time frame, White said within six months.
Mac Danzig Talks Latest Win, TUF Stigma, and More
Mac Danzig may be one of the most accomplished fighters yet to win Spike TV’s The Ultimate Fighter, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t feeling the same pressure to live up to the hype that other winners have labored under. His submission victory over Mark Bocek on his first UFC pay-per-view this past Saturday was a good start to his UFC career, but Danzig is hoping that it’s just the beginning. In this exclusive Cage Potato interview Danzig talks about the price of celebrity, about his future in the UFC’s lightweight division, and about his hard-fought victory in Montreal. CagePotato.com: First of all, congratulations on your victory. Looking at this matchup beforehand, it seemed like you were a pretty heavy favorite, 5-1 according to some of the betting lines. Were you expecting Mark Bocek to be as tough as he was? Yeah, I knew it would be a really tough fight. I thought it had potential to be tougher than it was. The betting lines don’t really mean anything to me and I try not to look at them. I was kind of pissed when I did see them, actually, because I thought to myself, ‘Man, they’re not giving this guy enough credit.’
Kalib Starnes explains backpedalling UFC 83 performance
In an interview with The Fight Network, Kalib Starnes explained that injuries to his leg led to his backpedaling and lopsided loss to Nate Quarry at UFC 83 in Montreal.
Cole Miller vs. Jorge Gurgel at UFC 86
"The Ultimate Fighter 5" cast member Cole Miller (13-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will look to rebound from a recent loss when he meets fellow lightweight Jorge Gurgel (12-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at UFC 86.
H.I.T. Squad’s Jacob Hey pushing for Olympic bid
UFC legend Matt Hughes' new training team, H.I.T. Squad, has recently recruited several up-and-coming fighters to groom for the big time. One of its brightest pupils, Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Hey (4-1), is not only focusing on MMA, but also attempting to qualify for the 2008 U.S. Olympic team for Greco-Roman wrestling.
McCullough Lends a Hand in the Friendly Skies
Showing the quick thinking and rapid-fire reflexes that made him a world bantamweight boxing champion, UFC public relations associate Wayne McCullough helped avert a tragedy Sunday when he jumped into action to help a fellow passenger who had lost consciousness on the flight ‘The Pocket Rocket’ was on.
UFC Referee Dan Miragliotta Recounts Run-In With Fan At UFC 83
Many outlets have erroneously reported that a crazed fan attacked 6-4, 296 pound UFC referee Dan Miragliotta who promptly put the fan in a rear naked choke before other authorities arrived to make the arrest. Miragliotta recounted his side of the story about his run-in with the fan in an email to Mr. Sunshine: The only thing, is that he wasn’t going after me he was charging either GSP or the ring. I just happened to be in between him and his targets. I was asked by the UFC to help with security when the 2 fighters entered the ring area. They where more worried about Matt then GSP.
Submitted Apr 23, 2008 7:14AM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
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Bisping/Leben @ UFC 85? For Free?
I'd love nothing more then to see Bisping try and trade with Leben. Edit it won't let me put in a link but http://mmamania.com/2008/04/22/ufc-85-fight-card-rumored-updates/
Liddell Won't Be Out Too Long
I think they'll be able to maintain their plan if Chuck wins, which is to have him fight for the title in December. I guess the question now is whether he will fight Rashad Evans or Shogun, who is rumored to be returning around that time.
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