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Joe Lauzon's UFC Fight Night Video Blog - Day 2
(demandmma.com)
These are really interesting, you never really get to see how much actually goes on the week of the fight, but Joe seems to be a pretty busy man.
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 5:57PM by BrutalKnockOut - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Fight Night 17 Official Weigh-In Results
(mmajunkie.com)
TAMPA - Weigh-ins for "UFC Fight Night 17: Lauzon vs. Stephens" take place today at the Marshall Student Center on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. USF also plays host to Saturday's Spike TV-televised event, which airs live from the Sun Dome. We'll have live weigh-in results as the fighters hit the scales today at approximately 4 p.m. EST (a p.m. PST).
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 4:01PM by Bowen50 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
BJ Penn responds to Georges St. Pierre, accepts summer rematch
(demandmma.com)
BJ basically says GSP is a cheater, and that he accepts the match Georges proposed for this summer.
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 9:13AM by BrutalKnockOut - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
PPV Numbers Come Into Focus (UFC 91,92,93)
(mmapayout.com)
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter updates the numbers for UFC91 and 92, and portends of a strong number for 93: Update on PPV numbers. For UFC 91 (Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Couture), the show is at this point verified as doing 920,000 buys. It will probably end up just under or possibly just over one million when all late buys are tabulated. UFC 92 (triple main) is at 1 million. We don’t have a number for UFC 93 based on actual numbers, but trending data indicates about 320,000 buys, a shockingly high number, as it would have beat out the live UFC 90 from Chicago and been nearly 100,000 more buys than any prior U.K. show.
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 1:21AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Most believe that Cain is able
(sports.yahoo.com)
It may seem absurd to suggest that a guy coming off knee surgery, and with only four professional fights, is all but a lock to be competing for the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title before the end of the year. But then, Brock Lesnar, the UFC champion, is a guy who won the title in his fourth professional fight, so it’s hardly out of the question that Cain Velasquez could have the belt around his waist before 2010 dawns. “No doubt about it,” UFC president Dana White says assuredly of the likelihood of Velasquez fighting for the title sometime this year.
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 1:16AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 97: Kongo Vs Hardonk
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Dutch heavyweight Antoni Hardonk (8-4) will face Cheick Kongo (13-4-1) at UFC 97 in Montreal, Fighters Only learned earlier today. Sources in the Netherlands said the bout agreements have been signed and the fight is all set for the UFC’s second Canadian event. Kongo was thought to be facing Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in his next fight, but the Brazilian’s camp recently revealed that fight will not be happening.
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 1:07AM by MMAcca - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua ‘has everything’ to beat Chuck Liddell at UFC 97
(mmamania.com)
“… Shogun will be better next time. He was out of training and rhythm [against Mark Coleman] … It’ll be a tough fight. Liddell hits hard, but I think my brother will be prepared. He knows what to do. My brother is a versatile guy, on the ground and striking. He has everything to beat Liddell, and, if he wins, he can already fight for the belt.”
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 12:57AM by MMAcca - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
St. Pierre: 'I never cheated in my life'
(sherdog.com)
Georges St. Pierre has had enough. The UFC welterweight champion should be celebrating the four-round pummeling he gave lightweight king B.J. Penn last Saturday at UFC 94 in Las Vegas. Instead, St. Pierre’s had to defend his integrity amidst allegations that his cornermen improperly applied Vaseline to the fighter’s shoulders and back during his first two corner breaks. “Listen, I never cheated in my life,” an animated St. Pierre told Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show on Wednesday. “Let me tell you something, I never said something bad to B.J. Penn. I never answered back to him with what he said. I’ve always been respectful. Even after the fight I went and told him, ‘Hey, keep your head up. You can be proud. You’re a tough guy. You stayed in the ring for a long time.’ But now that he says something like that it bothers me a lot. He already said I was taking steroids, that I was a quitter, that he was blaming me for seeing a sports psychologist and now he says that I cheat because I use Vaseline.” “Lets go do a rematch with B.J. Penn,” said St. Pierre. “We’re going to do it this summer. St. Pierre-Penn III -- and this time we’ll wear a rash guard. I guarantee you the result will be the same or even worse for him.”
Submitted Feb 5, 2009 3:59PM by TimW001 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Danillo Villefort To Make UFC Debut In April
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Danillo "Indio" Villefort expects to make his UFC debut in April following the cessation of the WEC's welterweight division. The Brazilian has fought just once in the WEC, a first-round TKO of Mike Campbell at last month’s WEC 38. He impressed fans and UFC staff alike and told Brasil Combate that he will be moving up to the world’s leading mixed martial arts promotion in the coming months.
Submitted Feb 5, 2009 1:15PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Clay Guida Wants Sean Sherk Next
(mmamania.com)
Clay Guida tells FiveOuncesOfPain.com that he wants a piece of former lightweight champion Sean Sherk. Unfortunately for Guida it's likely not happening for a while because Sherk is set to face Frank Edgar on May 23.
Submitted Feb 5, 2009 10:13AM by DCRage - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Baron Off UFC 95, Newcomer In
(mmaweekly.com)
An undisclosed injury has forced David Baron off UFC 95, where he was to have faced Per Eklund. Evan Dunham, a newcomer with a 4-fight contract, will be the replacement.
Submitted Feb 5, 2009 10:06AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Evan Dunham to replace David Baron @ UFC 95 Vs Per Eklund
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
UFC 95 has been hit with another late injury, as French lightweight David Baron has been forced to withdraw from a scheduled undercard bout against Per Eklund. In place of Baron, the UFC has signed undefeated prospect Evan Dunham to step in on short notice. FiveOuncesOfPain.com learned of the news from a source close to the fight on Wednesday.
Submitted Feb 5, 2009 1:20AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Jones has a major advantage
(mmamania.com)
“I think that’s going to be a problem for a lot of fighters. It comes really natural for people to clinch up, especially when strikes are being thrown, and big hits are landed. Once you do something so much, it’s going to be hard for fighters to break out of that bad habit of clinching right away. The clinch is huge in mixed martial arts. And right now I have a major advantage over tons of fighters because I’ve been clinching my whole life. And there’s definite rules and definite no-nos when you’re clinching with someone when it comes to Greco. And [opponents] so far have done everything wrong from the clinch, besides striking…. And it’s not even that I go into Greco mode. Because it’s not even thought about or set up. It’s just like, I know at least 20 different ways of throwing people.”
Submitted Feb 5, 2009 1:16AM by MMAcca - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Catone Rolls With The Punches For UFC Debut
(mmaweekly.com)
Nick Catone has officially been signed to the UFC for several months now, but the New Jersey based fighter will finally make his Octagon debut this Saturday night after his original bout in November with "Ultimate Fighter" winner Amir Sadollah was scrapped and pushed back until February.
Submitted Feb 5, 2009 1:14AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Talks Josh Neer, Anthony Johnson, Ultimate Fight Night 17
(mma.fanhouse.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is on a roll on pay-per-view, with events that did in the neighborhood of 1 million pay-per-view buys in each of the last three months -- an unprecedented level of pay-per-view success for any organization in any sport. But when I talked to UFC President Dana White on Wednesday, he sounded more excited discussing the fights that the UFC is putting on for free on basic cable, starting with this Saturday night's UFC Fight Night on Spike TV.
Submitted Feb 5, 2009 1:09AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Why Isn't Rampage Jackson Fighting Rashad Evans First?
(bloodyelbow.com)
After some speculation that turned out wrong, here's the answer from Dana White: When do you think we'll see Lyoto Machida again and who might his opponent be? That's a good question. That's going to depend on how the light heavyweight fights shake out in the next couple of fights. Obviously, Keith Jardine and Rampage Jackson are fighting (at UFC 96). Rampage is next in line for a title shot.
Submitted Feb 5, 2009 1:08AM by MMAcca - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
GSP calls out penn for a 3rd match this summer
(youtube.com)
says he will rematch in a rash guard , gsp by murder!!
Submitted Feb 5, 2009 12:47AM by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Expect big fights this year including BJ Penn vs Kenny Florian
(mmamania.com)
We’ve got Mir and Lesnar coming up, we’ve got possibly Rashad and Rampage, or if it’s not Rashad and Rampage it’ll be Rashad and Lyoto, which I think will be a very good card too. We’ve got all big fights — Randy Couture’s gonna fight again this year. We’ve got a lot of big cards this year … Also, Kenny Florian and BJ is going to be a big fight … I can’t see — BJ, to me, is not the type of person who’s going to have a fight like he just had and walk away from his belt at 155. I can’t see that happening … I wouldn’t have been shocked if BJ had won both titles and then retired. That wouldn’t have shocked me. But after the way that went down, I can’t see him retiring. -UFC President Dana White looks forward to a year of big fights including BJ Penn’s return to the lightweight division to battle number one contender Kenny Florian. Penn is currently mired in “Greasegate” after a Vaseline-happy cornerman back-lubed St. Pierre between rounds during their welterweight title fight at UFC 94 on January 31. Penn filed a formal request to the Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier today to have the incident reviewed. Hopefully it’s dealt with in a timely manner so we can put the fighting back in the Octagon where it belongs.
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 9:13PM by SmileR - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
BJ Penn sends NSAC formal request to investigate Georges St. Pierre at UFC 94
(mmamania.com)
The legal team that represents lightweight champion BJ Penn — four days removed from a technical knockout loss to welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 94 on Jan. 31 — today sent a formal request (not a complaint) to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). The three-page letter is designed to ensure that the sanctioning body engages “in a comprehensive investigation and review of the activities involving and relating to Georges St. Pierre prior to and during the bout.” St. Pierre’s cornermen during the fight applied Vaseline to his back and shoulders, which is illegal under the rules of the sport. Ringside officials noticed the generous helping of petroleum jelly on the backside of the Canadian and sprung into action, wiping him down with towels after rounds two and three. “Rush” isn’t giving excuses for the incident, saying it was just a minor mistake caused by the between-round frenzy. UFC President Dana White — who is taking the issue very seriously — has since blamed “stupid” cornermen (Greg Jackson and Phil Nurse) for the infraction. The letter to the NSAC indicates that not only is greasing illegal, but it taints the reputation of the sport and jeopardizes the health and safety of those who participate in it. Furthermore, it states the application of Vaseline put Penn at a serious disadvantage during the fight because as a Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist, “The Prodigy” relies on his ability to apply techniques and strategies designed to immobilize or cause potential injury to his opponent. With that ability neutralized, Penn’s attorney contends that his client was put in an environment that was both “life threatening” and “career ending.”
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 6:05PM by SmileR - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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