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UFC Quick Quote: Dan Hardy is exactly where he wants to be
"Being the underdog in this fight is exactly the position I want. I wouldn't have it any other way. When you step into a fight as a favourite, it takes some of the excitement and drama away from it all. It almost takes my interest out of the fight. If I'm looking at moving forward in my career and reaching the top, I'm going to need to be the underdog in a few bouts. That just shows you are taking risks and are prepared to go up against the best fighters in the world. I should always be fighting guys that are considered better than me. The moment you fight guys who are worse than you, you might as well give up
Submitted Feb 14, 2010 2:21AM by xdanish020 - 3 comments
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Anthony “Rumble” Johnson forced to pull out of March 21 bout with John Howard
Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (8-3) has had to pull out of his highly anticipated March 21 “UFC on Versus” bout with John “Doomsday” Howard (13-4) due to a knee injury. Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) was notified of Johnson’s injury this evening from an associate who spoke directly to Johnson’s manager.
Submitted Feb 14, 2010 12:35AM by jae_1833 - 9 comments
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Soares says delaying fight was never an option, but light heavyweight was
Never one to refrain from speaking his mind when asked to give his opinion, MMA manger Ed Soares has been frequently criticized as of late for trying to manipulate the UFC's matchmaking process or hand-select opponents for his clients, such as UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva. Soares once again became a focal point of attention this past week when he suggested middleweight contender Chael Sonnen needed to avenge his February 2009 loss to Demian Maia before being considered for a title shot. When Silva's UFC 112 opponent, Vitor Belfort, was forced to withdraw from the contest. Maia was named as the replacement. Several observers cried, "Foul," but Soares insists he had nothing to do with the replacement choice. Soares said the process began on Thursday while he was in Brazil. A phone call from UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta got the ball rolling.
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 8:07PM by karn501 - 8 comments
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UFC 112: DaMarques Johnson vs Brad Blackburn on tap for April 10
Up-and-coming welterweights DaMarques Johnson (10-7) and Brad Blackburn (15-10-1) have verbally agreed to fight at UFC 112 from the Concert Arena, Ferrari World, Yas Island on April 10 in Abu Dhabi, according to MMA Fighting.
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 12:11PM by RhythmAndStyle - 6 comments
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Franklin Possible; Couture Up For Lesnar Rematch
Following his UFC 109 win over Mark Coleman, UFC president Dana White said Randy Couture was a contender in the UFC light heavyweight division, but the former two-time UFC light heavyweight titleholder and three-time heavyweight champion wouldn’t rule out fighting in the heavyweight division again.
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 12:10PM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
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UFC adds four bouts to UFC 113; Stephens vs. Stout, Belcher vs. Cote on main card
In addition to the previously announced main event of light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida in a rematch with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, the organization today confirmed a pair of main-card contests in Jeremy Stephens vs. Sam Stout and Alan Belcher vs. Patrick Cote as well as two preliminary card bouts.
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 12:02PM by RhythmAndStyle - 7 comments
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French striker Cyrille Diabate signs UFC deal, meets Luiz Cane at UFC 114
PRIDE, Cage Rage and ShoXC veteran Cyrille "The Snake" Diabate (15-6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has signed a four-fight deal with the UFC and is expected to meet Luiz Cane (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at UFC 114 in May.
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 12:01PM by RhythmAndStyle - 6 comments
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Melvin Guillard vs. Thiago Tavares in the works for UFC 114 in May
Slugger Melvin Guillard's (23-8-2 MMA, 6-4 UFC) tour of the UFC lightweight division's best submission fighters isn't over just yet.MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to the organization that Guillard and Brazilian Thiago Tavares (14-3-1 MMA, 4-3-1 UFC) have verbally agreed to meet at UFC 114.
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 11:59AM by RhythmAndStyle - 10 comments
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Demian vs. Anderson: “I still can’t believe it”
“I still don’t know where I’ll train, but I’ll go train Boxing with (Luis Carlos) Dorea for sure. My physical preparation wlll be with (Rafael) Alejarra”, Demian revealed, confirmed the training with the Nogueira brothers Boxing coach and Wanderlei Silva’s ex physical trainer.
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 11:58AM by RhythmAndStyle - 18 comments
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Ross Pearson vs Denis Siver at UFN 21
British lightweight Ross Pearson has confirmed that he will be fighting Denis Siver at UFC Fight Night 21 on March 31st. The fight was first reported by Fighters Only on January 21st and Pearson today confirmed it via his Facebook account.
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 2:04AM by jae_1833 - 2 comments
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Anderson Silva to Defend Title Against Demian Maia at UFC 112
The mystery is over... Maia will get the next shot
Submitted Feb 12, 2010 9:32PM by The_Italian_Stallion - 33 comments
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It Won't Be Chael Sonnen Fighting Anderson Silva in Abu Dhabi
The great mystery as to who will step up and challenge for Anderson Silva's middleweight title at UFC 112 on April 10 is looking like it will be solved by process of elimination. Chael Sonnen, who became the number one contender with his upset of Nate Marquardt, now says he won't be making the quick turnaround to face Silva in Abu Dhabi. But with Sonnen and Vitor Belfort both ruled out, who's left?
Submitted Feb 12, 2010 6:07PM by RhythmAndStyle - 18 comments
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Tamdan McCrory eyes summer return, ready to "knock someone's head off"
It's taken Tamdan McCrory (11-3) just about five months to go from from "Barncat" to "Barnlion." McCrory recently spoke with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), and the former UFC welterweight discussed his permanent move to middleweight after a "man-spurt" that made it all but impossible to make 170 pounds.
Submitted Feb 12, 2010 5:59PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
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Justine Buchholz Latest Fighter Release From UFC
Team Alpha Male fighter, Justin Buchholz, is the latest casualty of the UFC 109 fighter cuts as the Alaska native has been released from his contract following a loss to Mac Danzig last weekend.
Submitted Feb 12, 2010 5:57PM by RhythmAndStyle - 10 comments
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Escudero Cleared, Faces Lauzon At UFC 114
Sources close to the fight confirmed the bout with MMAWeekly.com on Friday. Originally, the bout was still only a rumor due to a pending MRI on Escudero's arm following his fight against Evan Dunham in January, but he has been cleared for action.
Submitted Feb 12, 2010 5:56PM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
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Will Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic Prove His Decline Is Overstated?
"Hyppolite was in Zagreb for one week and two weeks I was with him in Amsterdam. It took me all this time to realise that it is impossible to prepare properly without a real good camp and authoritative coach. That was the main fault in my career, I was too lazy to go away to a respected team."
Submitted Feb 12, 2010 4:14PM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
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Vitor Belfort: 'I think I did the right thing'
"You can’t describe something indescribable. Everyone is upset but I think they understand the situation. It’s part of the life and I will come back stronger after this. This situation gives me more wish to become the champion. Soon I will be fighting for the belt and doing what is need. I just want to thank the support and endearment from the fans. I only ask everyone to root for my recovery."
Submitted Feb 12, 2010 4:11PM by RhythmAndStyle - 8 comments
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Charlie Brenneman vs. Jason High official for UFC Fight Night 21 in North Carolina
The recently reported meeting between UFC newcomers Charlie Brenneman (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Jason High (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is now official, and the two welterweight prospects will meet on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 21.The signings of both fighters were reported this week, and the UFC today officially announced the matchup.
Submitted Feb 12, 2010 12:20PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
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Jake Ellenberger official for UFC 111, faces Ben Saunders on main card
Today, the UFC made the change, which was first reported by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), official, and Ellenberger's bout with Ben Saunders (8-1-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will remain on the evening's main card.
Submitted Feb 12, 2010 12:18PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
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John Gunderson vs. Paul Taylor official for UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi
The UFC officially announced that John Gunderson (22-7 MMA, 0-1 UFC) meets Paul Taylor (10-5-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC) at UFC 112 in a bout that was originally reported by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Feb 12, 2010 12:16PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
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