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Nate Marquardt vs. Martin Kampmann likely to finalize UFC 88 main card
(mmajunkie.com)
Could be the coming out for Kampman. Just in case anyone has forgotten that this guy is a top middleweight.
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 1:10AM by Wolfenstein - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jesse Taylor believes UFC release could be "blessing in disguise"
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite the UFC's recent termination of his contract, middleweight Jesse Taylor (6-3) remains optimistic about his future in MMA -- and he's open to a potential return to the organization.
Submitted Jul 31, 2008 7:00PM by postman - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dellagrotte: Florian Could Run Through Huerta
(sherdog.com)
The following quote is from an interview with Kenny Florian's trainer, Mark Dellagrotte on Sherdog.com Sherdog.com: What’s your breakdown of Florian’s upcoming fight against Roger Huerta? DellaGrotte: In my opinion, I think Kenny’s going to determine what type of fight he makes it. Kenny could run over Roger if he really wants to, or he could allow Roger to give Kenny a fight. I think Kenny’s ability to harness his energy and ability to control his aggression and not become emotionally attached to the fight -- like Roger likes to fight -- is going to give Kenny the technical advantage that he needs. If Roger is able to get in Kenny’s head and make him fight a sloppy, wild, Roger Huerta -style of fight, then obviously that type of fight fits Roger Huerta. Kenny knows he not only needs to use his technical abilities, but he also needs to play a very mental game with Roger … make sure Roger doesn’t take him out of the element of his technical ability and turn him into a brawler. I know Roger’s going to try to do that, and that’s what we’re going to try to avoid in this fight.
Submitted Jul 31, 2008 1:53PM by MMAcca - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nobody Wants To Fight Lyoto Machida
(total-mma.com)
I was watching the fantastic Margarito vs. Cotto fight on Saturday, and all of the talk surrounding Margarito was that nobody wants to fight him. He has an aura around him as a legit tough contender that can damage a money-making reputation. This brought up one name in my head, one fighter in MMA that fits that profile: Lyoto Machida. Lyoto is a fighter that has, in just a short amount of time, made quite a name for himself. Right now, the name is one that high level competition are flat out looking to avoid right now. Lyoto has always had an aura around him, always been met with a certain degree of hype, only to then confuse both fighters and fans. I remember New Japan Pro Wrestling and Inoki hyping up the debut of the mysterious LYOTO. For those that (luckily) aren’t in the know when it comes to the sordid history of New Japan Pro Wrestling, Antonio Inoki was able to take a company that was incredibly influential to the world of MMA in Japan to a company obsessed with trying to compete with modern MMA, as pro wrestling had been exposed as inferior to MMA. In Inoki’s mind, pro wrestling was just as strong — or stronger — than Mixed Martial Arts. I could write for days on this subject, but instead, I will focus on where LYOTO fits into the picture. Lyoto was Inoki’s hand picked successor to his throne of Japanese fighting star. He was under Inoki’s control, trained where Inoki wanted him to train and only fought on Inoki-approved events.
Submitted Jul 31, 2008 1:48PM by MMAcca - 35 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jesse Taylor Now Officially Out Of UFC. Again.
(mmajunkie.com)
The rumors have now been confirmed: For the second time in his brief UFC career, Jesse Taylor has been released by the promotion. No reason given why yet and no comment yet from JT.
Submitted Jul 31, 2008 11:50AM by DCRage - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Roger Huerta: I Don't Care If I FIght In UFC Or Somewhere Else
(mmamania.com)
The latest disgruntled UFC fighter with regards to fighter compensation is a name UFC shouldn't be getting so disgruntled: Roger Huerta. He recently spoke out about this in an interview with Fight! Magazine.
Submitted Jul 31, 2008 11:47AM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After getting stitches 77 times, Marcus Davis discusses recent scar-tissue surgery
(mmajunkie.com)
After UFC welterweight Marcus Davis (16-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) saw his 11-fight win streak snapped at UFC 85, many fans were critical of the performance of "The Irish Hand Grenade." As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) previously reported, it was nearly a month after that loss to Mike Swick before Davis would comment on a severe shoulder injury that hampered his performance that evening. "I don't like to talk a lot about injuries and stuff like that because I think they can be excuses," Davis said while a guest on a recent episode of TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com. "Because nobody fights 100 percent."
Submitted Jul 31, 2008 12:17AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
New Interview from Frankie Edgar!!!
mmaturf.net
Check out the latest Interviews done by Penny Buffington on Part from the Interview...get the full Interview on “I take about a week off. I usually get right back to it. Being that I’m a little banged up, you know, I’ve still got some stitches from the fight. As soon as I heal I’ll be right back training. I want to be the best. I had a setback in my last fight and I know I’ve got a lot to prove still and improving as well. But I eventually want a World Championship.”- Frankie Edgar
Submitted Jul 30, 2008 9:17PM by AllKnowin1 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Mirko Crocop's New Prank - Video
(dreamfighters.com)
Mirko Crocop, has pulled another one of his famous pranks on one of his friends. Watch and Enjoy.
Submitted Jul 30, 2008 5:00PM by kastro_316 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Fight Camp / Team
 
Thales Leites Talks Training, Dean Lister And More
(fightline.com)
Thales Leites took time out from his busy training schedule to sit down with us and answer some questions. going to face the North-American Dean Lister, Jiu Jitsu specialist, at UFN 15 – in September. Check it out: ER:Dean Lister has beaten Jeremy Horn by submission. He is a fighter who has Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as his main weapon of attack. What did you think about the choice of this opponent and what game plan do you intend to put in practice to beat him?
Submitted Jul 30, 2008 4:57PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Zuffa Rumored To Have Signed Third "Team Bombsquad" Member Mike Massenzio
(fightline.com)
It's been an eventful week for "Team Bombsquad" to say the least. First came the news that light-heavyweight prospect Jon Jones had signed with the UFC and would be fighting at UFC 87 against Andre Gusmao, then featherweight John Franchi signed a deal with the WEC. The new rumor is that 185lb. rising star Mike Massenzio (11-2) has signed a deal with the UFC, and will debut at Ultimate Fight Night 15 against the heavy-handed Drew McFedries of Miletich Fighting Systems.
Submitted Jul 30, 2008 4:52PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC Contender Coming Out Of Retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
6'10" Heavyweight Gan McGee, a former UFC Heavyweight best known for losing a title fight against then-champion Tim Sylvia only to see Sylvia later fail a drug test but keep the win, is coming out of retirement. He'll fight for the Florida-based XFC organization on September 13.
Submitted Jul 30, 2008 12:08PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Quick Quote: Brock Not Like Anyone Else
(mmamania.com)
The understatement of the year has come from Brock Lesnar. When asked who he admires in UFC, he simply said he's Brock Lesnar, he's no there to be like anyone else.
Submitted Jul 30, 2008 10:38AM by DCRage - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tito Ortiz Not Yet Signed To Affliction
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz is not out of the Octagon just yet. Despite several published reports of Ortiz’s whereabouts, Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio today told MMAWeekly.com that he has not signed the popular UFC fighter. Atencio claims that Ortiz’s promotional contract with the Las Vegas based company precludes that. “I can’t talk to Tito until after August 3rd,” Atencio says. “Everybody just wants to read into it and put whatever they want on the internet.”
Submitted Jul 30, 2008 8:07AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Fabricio Werdum Sign 5-Fight Deal With UFC
(fightline.com)
Fabrício Werdum has signed a new 5-fight contract with the UFC. The Brazilian has beaten Brandon Vera and Gabriel Napão by TKO and will fight again in October. The opponent has not yet been confirmed but is thought to be Junior dos Santos. Werdum is waiting on the title-match between Antonio Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira, the current heavyweight champion, and number one contender Frank Mir; both of them are coaching opposite one another for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter, SpikeTV's popular reality show. Werdum has stated his desire to face Minotauro for two reasons:
Submitted Jul 30, 2008 1:36AM by MMAcca - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC does a press release to humiliate Elite XC
(cagepotato.com)
In their effort to smash the competition, UFC brushes aside business ethics and made THIS press release: "SPIKE TV’S RE-BROADCAST OF UFC 84 DRAWS MORE YOUNG MEN THAN A LIVE PRO ELITEXC CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT ON CBS Need proof the UFC is the preeminent mixed martial arts brand in the world? On Saturday, July 26, more men 18-34 watched a repeat…a repeat…of a UFC event on Spike TV than a LIVE telecast of a Pro EliteXC championship card on CBS. " It gets better. They compare EliteXC to the XFL, purposely call them "pro eliteXC" to make them sound like the WWE. Check it out, its pretty funny.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 7:39PM by rycanto - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, EliteXC
 
Ibarra and Rampage Part ways
(cagepotato.com)

With defeat as the impetus, Jackson responded to rough terrain by relieving the trainer of his duties, though “bottom line, somehow, someway it all involves money,” said the fighter’s friend.
Jackson is now out of psychiatric observation and is attending outpatient treatment on a daily basis, but he didn’t seem completely cured after his initial release.

“He would still make comments that were slightly weird,” said Jackson’s longtime associate. “You could tell that he wasn’t all the way there, but each day you could tell he was better…He knows what he went through,” said the source. “He knew he had an emotional breakdown that led to a mental breakdown.”
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 6:52PM by juanez13 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Miscellaneous
 
James Irvin Tests Positive For Methadone and Oxymorphone
(fightline.com)
Looks like all the fighters didn't come back clean.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 6:49PM by Wolfenstein - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
J-ROC out of UFC 87 against Ben Saunders, Ryan Thomas set to replace
(ufc.com)
I was personally looking forward to this fight, hope Ryan Thomas is up to the challenge.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 5:17PM by Franklinfan47 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kimmons vs. Miller Possible At UFN 15
(mmajunkie.com)
Rob Kimmons vs. Dan Miller appears set for UFN 15 in September. Kimmons' management confirmed that the fight has been accepted, Miller's management hasn't been able to comment yet.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 2:25PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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