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Irish debutant Egan wanted no part of "The Ultimate Fighter"
(sports.yahoo.com)
He's not the first guy to pass on an opportunity to try out for the UFC's reality show but it is interesting to hear why Irishman Thomas Egan wanted no part of the UFC's highly successful reality show. It's a show that has launched dozens of fighters to new heights in their mixed martial arts career. The Ultimate Fighter 9 is pitting a team of U.S. fighters against a group from the U.K. Technically Egan isn't from the U.K. but he was considering trying out for the show and would've been welcomed with open arms by the organization who lack any sort of Irish presence on its roster.
Submitted Jan 15, 2009 4:06PM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
BJ Penn's Trainer Calls Dana White a "Drama King"
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC Primetime tried to insert what the BJ Penn camp unequivocally calls a non-issue. That is, there is a storyline being pursued that suggests Penn is taking a vacation in the middle of his training camp thereby somehow indicating Penn isn't taking the fight seriously or won't be properly prepared. Penn's head trainer, Rudy Valentino, says it's all rubbish. To wit: “Dana White was making a big deal out of nothing,” Valentino tells InsideFighting.
Submitted Jan 15, 2009 3:52PM by MMAcca - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tyson Griffin to return at Fight Night 18
(mmajunkie.com)
After what will be more than a six-month layoff, UFC lightweight contender Tyson Griffin (12-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will return to action in April at UFC Fight Night 18. A source close to the Xtreme Couture fighter today told MMAjunkie.com Griffin has agreed to fight at the event. UFC officials are currently finalizing plans for an opponent.
Submitted Jan 15, 2009 3:40PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pro's Pick: Coleman vs. Shogun II
(sherdog.com)
Sherdog caught up with 25 pros to get their picks on the upcoming rematch at UFC 93. 19 took Shogun, 4 went with Coleman, and 2 couldn't decide. I was suprised to see Tompkins pick Coleman, Randy seems to be leaning that way as well.
Submitted Jan 15, 2009 2:25PM by FlashyG - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Heath Herring is fighting at UFC 97 (Montreal) - Official
(dreamfighters.com)
Heath Herring is fighting at UFC 97 (Montreal) - Official, according to his fight team and management!
Submitted Jan 15, 2009 1:42PM by kastro_316 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC: Mark Coleman still gunning for a shot at Brock Lesnar
(blogs.telegraph.co.uk)
He was in fine fettle. “I don’t turn down a fight. It was a huge opportunity against this big, enormous guy. I would not back down if the opportunity arises again. When I found out he was going to do MMA, I knew he would do very well just because of his physical dimensions, his power, and his speed.”
Submitted Jan 15, 2009 1:36PM by Wolfenstein - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pros Pick: Henderson vs. Franklin
(sherdog.com)
With the winner penciled in to coach alongside Michael Bisping on the next season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Sherdog.com caught up with plenty of professional fighters and trainers for their predictions on Henderson vs. Franklin.
Submitted Jan 15, 2009 1:30PM by Wolfenstein - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kang Confident Heading Into UFC Debut
(mmaweekly.com)
When Pride Fighting Championships was bought by Zuffa many of the fighters under their umbrella moved into the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but many others chose to move on to different promotions instead. One of those fighters, Denis Kang, left for a different option, but starting in Ireland at UFC 93 he will finally get his chance to compete in the world famous Octagon for the first time. A longtime member of the American Top Team, Kang spent the last two-plus years fighting in various organizations all over the world, but when the UFC came calling after his latest free agency stint, he decided he wanted to make the move.
Submitted Jan 15, 2009 8:25AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Franklin brings fresh approach to UFC 93
(sports.yahoo.com)
Rich Franklin is meticulous by nature and rarely leaves anything to chance. After working with trainer Matt Hume for a year, though, Franklin might have thought that he spent the first part of his mixed martial arts career wholly unprepared. It may seem to him that he’s spending as much time in the video room as in the training room these days.
Submitted Jan 15, 2009 1:22AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
B.J. Penn: I'm going to try and kill you, but it's nothing personal
(mmajunkie.com)
Penn today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he stands behind his claims -- but that it's nothing personal.
Submitted Jan 15, 2009 1:18AM by MMAcca - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 92 drug test results come back clean from NSAC for ‘The Ultimate 2008'
(mmamania.com)
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) announced today that 12 of the 20 competitors who were tested for illegal/banned substances after competing at UFC 92: “The Ultimate 2008? have all passed with flying colors. Newly-crowned UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin, interim heavyweight champion Frank Mir, Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira, Brad Blackburn, Matt Hamill, Antonio Hardonk, Yushin Okami, Cheick Kongo, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, CB Dolloway and Patrick Barry were all screened for performance enhancers such as steroids, as well as drugs of abuse like cocaine and marijuana, among others. Results of those tests all returned negative.
Submitted Jan 15, 2009 1:14AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Koscheck inks 20-month contract extension with UFC; Eager to fight six times in 2009
(mmamania.com)
After a unanimous decision loss to Thiago Alves at UFC 90: “Cote vs. Silva” in October 2008 — and an epic spat between officials from his management team at Zinkin Entertainment/American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) and the promotion — the top welterweight contender’s future inside the Octagon was suddenly (and shockingly) a huge question mark. No longer. MMAmania.com can reveal that The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) alum recently agreed to a 20-month contract extension, which will keep him locked up until almost 2011.
Submitted Jan 15, 2009 1:12AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Melvin Guillard vs. Ronys Torres latest fight added to UFN 18
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Talented Brazilian lightweight competitor Ronys Torres is scheduled to make his UFC debut against Melvin Guillard during the undercard of UFC Fight Night 18 on April 1.
Submitted Jan 14, 2009 8:19PM by Wolfenstein - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Randy Couture: Size will be the difference for ‘Penn vs St. Pierre 2'
(mmamania.com)
“We’ve seen the best B.J. Penn we’ve seen in recent years, but that was at 155. He had abs, he looked in shape, he had to train to be down there. The question I have is how much quality weight in this time period can he put on to deal with the size difference between him and Georges. … At that weight class, at 170, I like Georges. Georges has got all the tools. He seems to be within himself mentally, going out and putting together good performances, and demonstrating a lot of skills that nobody really knew he had. There’s some tough things for B.J. to deal with there.”
Submitted Jan 14, 2009 2:34PM by MMAcca - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 96: Rashad Evans vs Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson
(mmamania.com)
MMAmania.com can confirm that a main event title fight between newly crowned UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans (13-0-1) and former 205-pound kingpin Quinton Jackson (29-7) could be added to the UFC 96 card at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on March 7. Perhaps the only thing currently standing in the way is time — both fighters face relatively tight turnarounds (nine weeks) since their most recent winning performances at UFC 92: “The Ultimate 2008? on Dec. 27.
Submitted Jan 14, 2009 2:31PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
* Mirko Crocop Recovery Pictures!!! - and Update!
(warriorid.com)
Mirko is now recovering from his Knee opperation from doctor Hudetza Damir, who has made a complete reconstruction of the right knee.
Submitted Jan 14, 2009 1:25PM by kastro_316 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
 
Elbow deep in baby poo, re-focused Kendall Grove eager for UFC return
(mmajunkie.com)
Kendall Grove didn't answer my call. We set up an interview last week, but he didn't pick up the phone – at least not right away. We ended up connecting just a few minutes after our pre-arranged time, and I quickly learned that the 26-year-old Hawaiian had a very good reason for being a little tardy. He was changing a dirty diaper.
Submitted Jan 14, 2009 1:15PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rousimar Palhares: “My dream is to fight for the title”
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Sometimes in mixed martial arts, as crazy as it sounds, the positives that come from a loss can outweigh the negatives. Former Pride FC middleweight and light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson put recently put an end to Rousimar Palhares‘ six fight when streak at UFC 88, out pointing Palhares by unanimous decision. Although it was a losing effort, the Brazilian Top Team stand out showed the kind of heart and determination in a fight that few gave him a chance in. It was the kind of performance that let people know that, given the proper development, Palhares could be a serious force to be reckoned with in the future.
Submitted Jan 14, 2009 1:14PM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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