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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
 
Dana: 1.3 Million Buys For UFC 94
(mmajunkie.com)
Dana White today told the Las Vegas Sun that he expects the PPV buyrate for UFC 94 to be 1.3 million. Although the UFC doesn't officially release PPV figures, UFC 66 in 2006 is believed to own the current record with 1.05 million buys.
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:53PM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fedor Edition - RARE Fedor Footage
(dreamfighters.com)
New Fedor footage has been found, and found this article pretty interesting. Enjoyed watching Fedor laugh his head off playing cards.
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:45PM by kastro_316 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports, Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
 
MMA IS Sacred: There Is a Reason For The Scrutiny of Georges St Pierre
(bloodyelbow.com)
I want to come clean about greasegate. I'm making this a bit of a crusade and here's why: I love MMA. Its the only sport I care about at all and in these dark economic times it actually gives my life a little bit of meaning and pleasure. I've been meaning to write a series of essays called "MMA IS Sacred" for a little while now and I guess this incident will finally get me off my ass. This is quite a long read, but well worth taking a look at imo.
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:00PM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Exclusive Interview: Cain Velasquez
(cagepotato.com)
Cain Velasquez is a former All-American wrestler and undefeated MMA fighter who has yet to see what the second round looks like in his pro career. This Saturday at UFC Fight Night 17 he faces Octagon newbie Denis Stojnic, and all indications are that Velasquez’s undefeated streak will still be intact on Sunday morning. In this exclusive interview, Velasquez talks with us about the choice of opponents, his transition from wrestling to MMA, and his thoughts on AKA’s recent dust-up with the UFC over the video game licensing deal. CagePotato.com: You’re facing a guy who’s making his UFC debut in Denis Stojnic. What do you know about him and how have you been preparing for him? The only thing I know about him is from watching YouTube videos of him. He’s an aggressive fighter, he throws some wild punches, and he’s an extremely tough dude. I’m working on turning the corner, not really standing there and banging with him, but looking for shots from there for the takedown. You’re 4-0 and beat a fairly established UFC fighter in Jake O’Brien your last time out. Why do you think the UFC decided to put you up against a guy stepping into the Octagon for the first time? I’m not really sure, but they did. I’m glad they did because that’s just more ring time for me. When I get up to the big guys, the big names, I’ll be more ready.
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 12:24PM by SmileR - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
UFC Quick Quote: Thiago Alves is going to knock Georges St. Pierre out
(mmamania.com)
“It’ll be a great fight. I’m very excited, I can’t wait … It’s going to be great. I saw what he did with BJ Penn and I’ll have to beat him a lot, do my game. I expected and didn’t expect [St. Pierre to dominate Penn] understood? (laughs). I knew he would win, but not this way. He’s much bigger than the BJ, a better athlete, and the sport today, in that level, you have to be the best athlete. I’ll go there to knock him out.” – Number one welterweight contender Thiago Alves shares his hopes with Tatame.com regarding the outcome of his pending title fight with 170-pound champion Georges St. Pierre. “Rush” recently restored order to a division on the brink of chaos by pummeling BJ Penn at UFC 94 on January 31. Now St. Pierre can focus on business in the welterweight division - most notably Thiago Alves. “Pitbull” has been on a two-year tear, with five of his last seven wins ending by way of (T)KO, including stoppages over ranked opponents Matt Hughes and Karo Parisyan. This one’s going to be fireworks indeed.
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 12:19PM by SmileR - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana: GSP Victim Of A Stupid Cornerman At UFC 94
(mmamania.com)
In the latest chapter today of "Vaseline-Gate", Dana White today appeared on a Boston-area radio station to further discuss the incident. White said he thought GSP didn't cheat, was the victim of a bad cornerman, and also said he wants to make BJ Penn-Kenny Florian ASAP, and in Massachusetts if laws permit.
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 10:38AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Justin McCully injured; Mike Ciesnolevicz in at UFC 95
(demandmma.com)
Due to a cut suffered in training, Justin McCully has pulled out of his fight, leaving UK slugger Neil Grove opponent-less, until Mike C stepped in.
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 4:34AM by BrutalKnockOut - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Not Worried About Machida
(sports.yahoo.com)
"I'm not scared," Evans chuckled when asked if he was afraid of the No. 1 contender for his title. "Machida is tough. I gotta lot of respect for him but I'm gonna win." But what about the fact that "The Dragon" just took out previously unbeaten Thiago Silva inside of a minute? "His strategy going into that fight was all wrong," said Evans. "He probably just didn't have the tools to match Machida. Machida is clever man, that dude is tough."
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:32AM by MMAcca - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alistair Overeem vs. The World
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Always one to consider his options, the 6' 5? powerhouse is currently in talks with every major fighting organization in the business. “My management is talking with the UFC, K-1, Dream, Strikeforce and Affliction but there is no deal as of yet,” said Overeem. “I’m in no rush because I still have 2 fights on my Dream contract.”
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:10AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nate Diaz feels like he whooped Clay Guida’s ass
(mmamania.com)
“I know I lost the decision in the minds of the judges but I really felt I was whooping his ass the whole fight and he was just holding me. Before the fight people were asking me about his pace and if I would be able to keep up with it. I felt he couldn’t keep up with my pace and that’s why he was trying to slow things down by holding on and not trying anything. I even gave him my back so he would try to do something besides hugging me. A couple of times I looked at the ref to ask him if he wanted us to fight or what? Sorry I didn’t listen to my corner and stand with him more but I never thought he would be so happy to just stall like that.”
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:04AM by MMAcca - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Talks P4P & Superfights
(mmaweekly.com)
"I still wouldn't call (St. Pierre) pound-for pound the best in the world. But I would say, yea, he's No. 2. No doubt about it," said the high profile president of the UFC. "Anderson Silva has been annihilating everybody for a long time. Georges has some work to do now. "If Georges takes out Thiago Alves, he's on his way," added White. "The pound-for-pound to me, I would say Georges St. Pierre would be neck-and-neck with Anderson had he not lost to Matt Serra."
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:03AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Satoshi Ishii to Affliction?
(dreamfighters.com)
Satoshi Ishii has been reported to of put UFC negociations on hold right now, and is even looking at Affliction as a new home for him.
Submitted Feb 3, 2009 10:19PM by loller90278 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, Affliction, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Hughes weighs in on St. Pierre
(matt-hughes.com)
"...for my last two fights against Georges, he felt greasy." hmm...
Submitted Feb 3, 2009 7:48PM by mictlantechutli - 36 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White's UFC 94 Video Blog - 1/31/09
(youtube.com)
last Dana's blog. Interesting to see how out of proportion the vaseline thing goes, we can see Liddell talking to Dana and then Dana spoke to Rashad and the Crow and was telling that " the cornerman was putting vaseline ALL OVER the back of GSP " what a joke, i guess Liddell lost a **** load of cash on BJ !! I am sure Dana took a close look at this by now and realized how ridiculous the ALL OVER THE BACK sound.
Submitted Feb 3, 2009 7:32PM by tuvok500 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Penn: UFC 94 Fight Was To Be His Last
(mmamania.com)
Is it really? That's the message possibly being conveyed by Penn coming off his UFC 94 loss to Georges St. Pierre in his first public remarks since the loss.
Submitted Feb 3, 2009 1:55PM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Meaning of Lyoto Machida for MMA
(bloodyelbow.com)
This Jordan Breen piece from Sherdog sums up why some of us have been excited about Lyoto Machida all along. After arguing that Georges St Pierre is the culmination of the first era of MMA, the complete fighter of our era, he argues that Machida points to future possibilities for the evolution of the sport:
Submitted Feb 3, 2009 1:52PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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