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UFC 102: Maia vs. Silva-Leites Winner?
(cagepotato.com)
According to sources close to Demian Maia, he is going to be next in line for a UFC Middleweight Title shot against the Anderson Silva-Thales Leites winner. No official date set but the date Maia's camp is expecting would likely put it at UFC 102.
Submitted Mar 29, 2009 9:05AM by DCRage - 34 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC lightweight Roger Huerta waiting for the call to fight his "last fight"
(mmajunkie.com)
Popular UFC lightweight Roger Huerta - the first mixed martial artist to ever grace the cover of Sports Illustrated - hasn't been mentioned much in recent months. After declining to renew his contract with the UFC in January, Huerta said in the most recent episode of HDNet's "Inside MMA" that he's been stuck waiting by the phone. "To be honest I'm just waiting for that phone call," Huerta said.
Submitted Mar 28, 2009 2:58PM by Twenty20Dollars - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Penn: We Plan On Making This Fight Happen At UFC 101
(mmajunkie.com)
Accordint to a recent post on BJ Penn's official website, Penn has verbally agreed to defend his UFC Lightweight Title against Kenny Florian at UFC 101 and intends to sign the paperwork sometime today. Penn's camp also says Florian has signed the paperwork already.
Submitted Mar 28, 2009 1:01PM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Exclusive early look at 'UFC Undisputed 2009'
(cbssports.com)
Detailed look at the controls, game modes, and basics of the game.
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 11:08PM by Wolfenstein - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Is Mark Ecko In Serious Financial Trouble?
(mmaweekly.com)
Possibly, and that's not good for a few notable UFC fighters. Ecko, founder and famed designed of Ecko clothing, is reportedly at least $170 million in debt and may be forced to sell off pieces of his businesses to help financial woes and pay off creditors. Ecko recently started sponsoring MMA fighters including Frank Mir, Michael Bisping, and Nate Diaz.
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 10:21PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Royce wants GSP
(fightlinker.com)
Royce Gracie was on the Bubba the Love Sponge show yesterday and when asked about his plans to fight again, he said he wanted back into the UFC and was interested in a fight with Georges St Pierre. He even went so far as to tell Bubba to bring it up with Dana when he’s on next week.
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 1:07PM by MMA - 37 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei Silva Will Show All His Heart On June 13
(mmamania.com)
Despite being in a serious slump lately, Wanderlei Silva says he has no plans to retire soon and will keep fighting as long as people say they'll keep watching his fights because they will be good fights. He also says he will show all his heart on June 13 against Rich Franklin and will be there to KO or be KO'd.
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 11:59AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vancouver says not yet to MMA
(sportsnet.ca)
Mixed martial arts isn't returning to Vancouver; at least not yet. Council members voted against having the Vancouver Athletic Commission sanction MMA events Thursday. Instead it has asked the province to provide the sanctioning body for the sport just as it did in September 2007 when MMA became effectively banned in the city.
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 7:54AM by Wolfenstein - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WEC vets Danillo Villefort and Jesse Lennox expected to meet at UFC 101
(mmajunkie.com)
A bout between former WEC welterweights and UFC newcomers Danillo Villefort (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Jesse Lennox (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will likely take place at UFC 101.
Submitted Mar 26, 2009 7:55PM by Wolfenstein - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The mysterious stylings of Professor X—Xavier Foupa-Pokam
(ufc.com)
“I have a very violent style,” Professor X says from his compound with the Snake Team. X is Xavier Foupa-Pokam by light of day, and this accounts for his cult following all over his native France, where mixed martial arts are still mostly sort of illegal but cage worship remains in full effect. Obviously, having a violent style doesn’t help assuage the French government’s concerns.
Submitted Mar 26, 2009 2:48PM by Wolfenstein - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Vince McMahon: UFC Has Hurt Boxing, Not WWE
(mma.fanhouse.com)
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter in advance of WrestleMania XXV, McMahon talked about the UFC. "Most people thought at one point that we would be competitors. But it turns out they are not competition to us at all, or hardly at all. They are sport, we are entertainment; it's a huge difference. The revenue they have cut into is that of boxing."
Submitted Mar 26, 2009 2:39PM by Wolfenstein - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Leben Anticipates August Return, Possibly UFC 102
(mmaweekly.com)
Suspended UFC fighter-turned-CEO Chris Leben, running a new gym and fight team during a drug suspension that ends in late July, says a August return to the Octagon appears likely. No specific date set but UFC 102 in Portland, Leben's hometown, is a possibility.
Submitted Mar 26, 2009 6:32AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brandon Vera interview: Fans need to stop worrying about postfight antics
(sports.yahoo.com)
"What we go through to get to that point, all the hard work and the effort that you put in to get that shining moment," told Cage Writer. "That's hitting the damn lottery. How are you going to act when you win $10 million. Do you care what other people think? Hell no!"
Submitted Mar 26, 2009 12:01AM by Wolfenstein - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fred Ettish: Where Is He Now?
(sherdog.com)
For many longtime mixed martial arts diehards, Ettish will be forever associated with his ill-fated appearance at UFC 2 on March 11, 1994, when he entered the cage on a moment’s notice to fight Johnny Rhodes -- a man physically superior to him in virtually every way imaginable. Three minutes and seven seconds later, after being momentarily blinded and cut by a bare-knuckle punch, Ettish succumbed to a rear-naked choke. He was not afforded the opportunity to return the Octagon to right his wrongs, and his life was never the same.
Submitted Mar 25, 2009 11:53PM by Wolfenstein - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva vs Roy Jones Jr. practically a done deal
(mmamania.com)
UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva seems to be merely biding his time until the completion of his UFC contract to finally test himself in the world of professional boxing. “The Spider” first mentioned his interest in the sweet science after he dispatched of Dan Henderson at UFC 82: “Pride of a Champion” in March 2008. And there is perhaps no boxer who has accomplished more in the sport in the past decade and a half than Jones Jr., although he could be considered past his prime despite winning four of his last five bouts. Is Anderson getting too big for his britches? Or does he have the stuff to hang with the boxing legend?
Submitted Mar 25, 2009 6:19PM by Mr_Dead_Sexy - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
CB Dollaway vs. Tom Lawlor Set For UFC 100
(mmajunkie.com)
Another matchup of TUF alumni is set for later this year, with TUF 7 runner-up CB Dollaway facing TUF 8 alum Tom Lawlor at UFC 100. Lawlor will be dropping to MIddleweight for this fight after previously fighting at Light Heavyweight.
Submitted Mar 25, 2009 4:27PM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Quick Quote: Bobby Lashley wants to prove he belongs in the UFC
(mmamania.com)
I’ve had dialogue with (the UFC) over the past few days. They know where my mind frame is. I hold the UFC in high regard and I believe the UFC is a place where you have to be at a certain level before you get there. I want to be a serious contender for a title before I go in there. When I get to the UFC, I want people to say ‘Bobby is good enough to go for the title.’ I would like to be holding a 5-0 or 6-0 record, somewhere around there before going into the UFC. If I can take what I do in practice and put that into a match — then you’ll see a whole different Bobby than what you saw the other day. -Fresh off his unanimous decision victory over Jason Guida at “March Badness,” former WWE superstar and decorated amateur wrestler Bobby Lashley tells host Larry Pepe on MMAmania.com’s exclusive presentation of Pro MMA Radio that his ultimate goal is to be a major player in the UFC — but understands that he must first become a reputable fighter prior to a potential debut. Lashley (2-0) looked a bit green against Guida last Saturday night in only the second MMA match of his career, but vows to improve and work his way to the top.
Submitted Mar 25, 2009 1:47PM by SmileR - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
UFC 101: Riddle vs Cramer
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
A welterweight matchup between former cast mates from the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter pitting Matt Riddle vs. Dan Cramer is now slated to take place at the yet-to-be announced UFC 101 event. FiveOuncesOfPain.com learned of the addition of the matchup to the card late Tuesday night from a source close to one of the fighters.
Submitted Mar 25, 2009 7:59AM by babytater03 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anthony Johnson vs Matt Brown at TUF 9 Finale
(mmaweekly.com)
Just weeks after the proposed match-up between Anthony Johnson and John Howard fell through, Johnson now has a new opponent as "Ultimate Fighter" season 7 competitor, Matt Brown, has been tapped as a replacement to fight on the "Ultimate Fighter" season 9 finale show. The fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight on Tuesday.
Submitted Mar 25, 2009 3:40AM by Mr_Dead_Sexy - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Serra Still Doesn't Like Matt Hughes
(mmamania.com)
Making sure it doesn't get lost in all the upcoming hype for various other fights, Matt Serra today took the opportunity to fire more trash talk in the direction of Matt Hughes ahead of their UFC 98 co-main event fight. Serra made it clear he, simply put, still doesn't like Hughes.
Submitted Mar 24, 2009 8:16PM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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