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mattew riddle's tuf 8 blog
(mmaweekly.com)
As for the show, I was going to start cutting down to 155 just so I could beat Junie senseless. After reading Ryan Bader’s blog I realized that Junie might be heading to 170 with Haagen-Dazs as the main sponsor. That and I promised my Mom I would never pick on children with special needs are the only reasons I have not flown out to Kentucky to smash him. I thought it would be impossible to have someone who is a bigger loser then Jeremy May on the show and they proved me wrong........ WAR CHIPPER!!!! I love the junie hate!
Submitted Oct 25, 2008 5:24AM by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Anderson Silva back to LHW with Patrick Cote UFC 90 win
(mmamania.com)
“If Anderson wins this fight on Saturday night, I think we’ll look for another fight for him at 205 (light heavyweight), then we’ll figure out in the 185-pound (middleweight) division what’s next.” – UFC President Dana White tells USA Today that if middleweight champion Anderson Silva can defeat Patrick Cote at UFC 90: “Silva vs. Cote” later this evening that “The Spider” will likely climb back up and test the light heavyweight waters. The Brazilian recently made the move up at UFC Fight Night 15, annihilating James Irvin with a punishing first round technical knockout in July. One would imagine that this time around White would book Silva in a big money match against a high profile name in the 205-pound division to get the most out of his talented star, who he refers to frequently as the best mixed martial arts fighter in the world today. White has even mentioned that if Silva is up for it he can get him back in action within the next two months, meaning he would be in line for another appearance as soon as UFC 92: “The Ultimate 2008? on December 27 or an event scheduled shortly thereafter. Former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell is a juicy option … but who would you like to see Silva challenge next if he makes the jump? Sound off in the the comments section below.
Submitted Oct 25, 2008 3:22AM by MMAcca - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Friends Fighting Friends
(sherdog.com)
They say familiarity breeds contempt, but in the world of mixed martial arts, the lines are a bit more blurry. Promoters often pit teammate against teammate, friend against friend, in their pursuit of financial success. Some fighters refuse those advances, no matter the lure. “We won’t fight each other,” says famed mixed martial arts trainer Greg Jackson when asked about a potential fight between two of his top protégés, Rashad Evans and Keith Jardine. Former UFC light heavyweight champions Tito Ortiz and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson have pledged never to fight unless the money was “right.” Other competitors seem to have no trouble putting relationships on the back burner and going toe-to-toe with their friends. Karl James Noons and Yves Edwards come to mind. Few dynamics can match friend-versus-friend in terms of piquing interest. One needs only to look at the clashes between Ortiz and Chuck Liddell to understand the hype such fights can generate. In the case of James Irvin and Scott Smith or Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin, mixing it up inside the cage can forge even stronger bonds and lead today’s modern-day gladiators to hone their games inside the same gym as their former opponents. Here are some past, scheduled and potential bouts with thick plotlines...
Submitted Oct 24, 2008 9:06PM by ncordless - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
 
UFC 90 weigh in results
(mmamania.com)
Perhaps the biggest questions heading into the event was whether or not Thiago Alves could hit the scale with no problems. “The Pitbull” came in at a ready 171 pounds, using the one pound over the division limit that is alloted to all fighters in nontitle fights. Josh Burkman was not as fortunate. “The People’s Warrior” has one hour to shed the additional two pounds and try again; otherwise, he risks having his purse garnished. Here are the official UFC 90 weigh-in results: 185 lbs.: Anderson Silva (184) vs. Patrick Cote (183) 170 lbs.: Thiago Alves (171) vs. Josh Koscheck (170) 265 lbs.: Fabricio Werdum (256) vs. Junior Dos Santos (234) 155 lbs.: Sean Sherk (156) vs. Tyson Griffin (155) 155 lbs.: Gray Maynard (155) vs. Rich Clementi (156) 185 lbs.: Thales Leites (186) vs. Drew McFedries (186) 155 lbs.: Spencer Fisher (155) vs. Shannon Gugerty (156) 185 lbs.: Dan Miller (185) vs. Matt Horwich (186) 155 lbs.: Hermes Franca (156) vs. Marcus Aurelio (156) 170 lbs.: Pete Sell (170) vs. Josh Burkman (173) *Note: Fighters are allowed to weigh one pound more than the division limit in non-title fights.
Submitted Oct 24, 2008 5:30PM by MMAcca - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Hamill vs. Andy Nearly Set For UFC 92
(mmajunkie.com)
Coming off only his second UFC loss, Matt Hamill appears set to return to action at UFC 92. He likely will face Reese Andy in a matchup of fighters coming off losses.
Submitted Oct 24, 2008 1:47PM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
PICS and Article about Cote, KenFlo, Quarry and Batman - Good read
(mmatraining.com)
Good pics and write up about Strength coach getting Cote's ready for UFC 90 along with Kenny and Nate Quarry. I'm saying Kenny and Nate will win their next fights, but Cote is in very tough.
Submitted Oct 24, 2008 1:37PM by JimmieDD - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Marcus Davis unsure if Chris Lytle deserves a fight against him at UFC 93
(uk.eurosport.yahoo.com)
“I don’t mind Chris calling me out, it’s part of the game. I certainly didn’t take offense. He had warned me beforehand that he was going to do it, so I don’t consider it disrespectful or anything. I like Chris and think he is a great guy but I don’t know whether he deserves a fight against me. People always say that Chris is the ‘gatekeeper’ to our division, but I think that I am past the gate at the moment. I have spoken to a few people who have told me that they actually think Paul Taylor won that fight against Chris. I beat Paul in one round (in September 2007), so I’m just not sure. But, of course, if that is the fight that the UFC want, then I am more than happy.”
Submitted Oct 24, 2008 1:04PM by MMAcca - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shades of Gray: Interview with Gray Maynard
(mmamania.com)
UFC lightweight Gray Maynard knows a thing or two about labels. Like most amateur fighters who find their way into the UFC spotlight through a stint on The Ultimate Fighter reality show, Maynard has to work twice as hard to prove that skill — not television — is what landed him a spot on the active UFC roster. So far, so good. “The Bully” has kept his professional win streak intact inside the Octagon, winning three straight fights since a bizarre simultaneous knockout/tapout against Rob Emerson at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 Finale in June 2007. In addition, Maynard knows that he’s more than “just a wrestler” — something he intends to prove in his first appearance on a major UFC pay-per-view. Gray brings us up to speed on everything from his days as a collegiate wrestler, life in the TUF mansion and the surprising phone call he got that would change his life forever.
Submitted Oct 24, 2008 1:03PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Is the Fertitta Business Empire in Trouble?
(bloodyelbow.com)
Zack Arnold puts together the case: * October 19th - Going private hasn’t saved companies from slump (Las Vegas Review-Journal) * October 19th - Station Casinos will seek some reprieve from its banks, though the company’s debt costs will likely go up (Las Vegas Sun) * October 20th - Station Casinos confident business model will best economic worry (online casino advisory) * October 23rd - Is Station Casinos going out of business? (Fightlinker) When Dana White announced a while back that Lorenzo Fertitta was making a 100% commitment to UFC and moving away from actively managing Station Casinos, it was heralded as a move that was going to forever change the MMA business. Much to the credit of Fight Opinion Radio lead host (Jeff Thaler), Jeff never bought into the initial explanation given as to why Lorenzo Fertitta would give up such a lucrative position in Las Vegas to go to UFC — a profitable company, but nothing close to the money-making machine that Station Casinos had been over the past decade
Submitted Oct 24, 2008 12:59PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Quick Quote: Michael Bisping Wants Anderson Silva Before He Retires
(mmamania.com)
Count The Count among those who want to be among Anderson Silva's last 6 opponents. Although Michael Bisping hopes UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva can retire "on a high" when Silva says he will after 6 more fights, Bisping also says he'd like to be able to face Silva in the Octagon while there's still time.
Submitted Oct 24, 2008 10:08AM by DCRage - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brock Lesnar does not want Mazzagatti as referee at UFC 91
(urdirt.com)
Lesnar’s reps claim he was “involved in what we believe was a controversial ruling in connection with the Mir-Lesnar fight.” Lesnar’s reps told Sherdog. ”They asked that Mazzagatti be removed from consideration for the UFC 91 main event to avoid “distraction” and “any further controversy.”
Submitted Oct 23, 2008 9:50PM by Wolfenstein - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
- UFC 90: KOSCHECK GOES BACK TO HIS ROOTS
(mmaweekly.com)
The roots of Josh Koscheck’s resurgence in the UFC welterweight division lie in the moments after his loss to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 69. The American Kickboxing Academy regular hadn’t put much energy to his wrestling game to prepare for St. Pierre. He was an NCAA Division I champion; wrestling was in his blood. But after spending most his time under the weight of the then-fallen champion, Koscheck realized he could’ve changed the course of the fight by working on his first stock and trade. “He gave St. Pierre a lot of credit,” longtime training partner Mike Swick says. “I don’t think he fought (St. Pierre) how he really wanted to. The second that fight was over, Josh’s confidence grew as a fighter. He realized that he could have done so much better.” Koscheck admits that his respect for St. Pierre clouded his judgment about how to face fighters in the upper echelon of the division.
Submitted Oct 23, 2008 2:18PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
NSAC: Mario Yamasaki To Ref Couture-Lesnar
(mmaweekly.com)
On Wednesday the NSAC announced the officiating crew for the UFC 91 main event of randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar. The judges will be Jeff Mullen, Cecil Peoples, and Tony Weeks. The referee will be Mario Yamasaki.
Submitted Oct 23, 2008 1:33PM by DCRage - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Junie Browning On Junie Browning
(mmajunkie.com)
According to those close to him as well as the fighter himself, Junie Browning is going to be Junie Browning. A punk. A short fuse. And he's not going to change according to his trainer.
Submitted Oct 23, 2008 1:28PM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jake O'Brien vs. Christian Wellisch in works for UFC 94
(mmajunkie.com)
After suffering the first two losses of his professional career, heavyweight Jake O'Brien (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will look for a return to the win column when he meets Christian Wellisch (8-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 94. Sources close to the fighters told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the bout is close to being finalized. UFC 94, which features a UFC welterweight title fight between current 170-pound champ Georges St. Pierre and 155-pound champ B.J. Penn, takes place Jan. 31 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. O'Brien, a former Purdue University wrestler, began his career with 10 consecutive wins, which included a 3-0 mark in the UFC. The 10th win came in a stunning unanimous-decision upset of Heath Herring in the PRIDE veteran's January 2007 UFC debut.
Submitted Oct 23, 2008 12:57PM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana backs Brock to be No1
(thesun.co.uk)
DANA WHITE reckons Brock Lesnar has all the credentials to become the world's No1 heavyweight fighter. The UFC president has tipped the former WWE superstar to put on a great performance against the legendary Randy Couture when the pair collide at UFC 91. And White reckons 31-year-old Lesnar has what it takes to beat The Natural next month. He said: "It's such an interesting fight because Couture is so good at coming up with plans for finding weaknesses in guys' games and exposing them. "But Lesnar's such a different animal, this guy is so big, so strong and so fast at that weight it's just phenomenal.
Submitted Oct 23, 2008 8:30AM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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