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Dana White No Fan of Friends Refusing Fights
“I'm tired of guys who don't want to fight each other,” said White. “Just because you train together means you can't fight each other?” Next, White tackled the issue at the UFC 121 pre-fight conference on Wednesday. “They're all pros. It's not personal. These guys are going in to compete and see who best is,” he said. “There should be no problem with guys in same weight class fighting each other.”
Submitted Oct 22, 2010 2:41PM by RhythmAndStyle - 15 comments
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Antonio McKee vs. Jakob Volkmann Now Official For UFC 125
Antonio McKee and his 15 fight unbeaten streak are now official for UFC 125. UFC officials have formally announced his debut fight in the promotion, which will be on January 1 against Jakob Volkmann.McKee has won 25 of 30 career fights with 2 draws, but 18 have been decisions.
Submitted Oct 22, 2010 2:10PM by DCRage - 1 comment
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Lesnar learns of Sonnen's comments
ESPN's Jim Rome read to Lesnar some of the trash that Chael Sonnen has talked about the heavyweight champion, including Sonnen's claim that "I'd slap you in your face and you wouldn't do anything about it, Brock," Lesnar had a simple retort: "I don't know who he is." "Is he a fighter? I don't know who he is," Lesnar said. "I'm serious. Seriously."
Submitted Oct 21, 2010 7:49PM by jae_1833 - 28 comments
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Dana White hints at Olympic MMA progress, won't lead efforts
"You see wrestling, you see boxing, you see judo, Tae Kwon Do – I mean, all the things that are allowed in mixed martial arts are already an Olympic sport," White said. "The reality is [MMA] should be. And it should be sanctioned in every state and everywhere else around the world. "But it isn't. It's going to take us time. I've been the guy to say it should be an Olympic sport, and I hope I see it before I die, but I'm not going to be the guy to do it. I know what my goals are and what I need to do. That's not one of them yet."
Submitted Oct 21, 2010 7:34PM by jae_1833 - 10 comments
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Are Teammates Not Fighting Because One Guy Is Scared Of The Other?
Maybe, according to Dana White. "The bottom line is, and the way that that's been in the UFC, it's been a camp thing. You'll find a couple of camps that are saying, 'oh no this guy's my friend, I'm not fighting him.' What? This isn't personal, this isn't, 'oh I hate him, I'm going to fight him.' You train, you work hard to be the best mixed martial artist you can be, and you're going out to compete against other mixed martial artists to prove you're the best. Me personally, what I think, is when one guy says, 'oh he's my friend I won't fight him,' that means I train with this guy and this guy's probably going to kick my ass. That's what I get out of that. I'm not confident enough to fight this guy."
Submitted Oct 21, 2010 5:47PM by DCRage - 13 comments
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UFC 126 Set For Mandalay Bay On Super Bowl Weekend
The Ultimate Fighting Championship's annual blockbuster Super Bowl weekend event has a venue. Sources close to the show say UFC 126 will happen on February 5 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. UFC 126 marks the organization's return to the Mandalay Bay Events Center for the first time since UFC 109, which hosted 2010's Super Bowl-weekend card.
Submitted Oct 21, 2010 5:28PM by DCRage - 2 comments
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Dana White Says Michael Bisping Gets Top Five Opponent Next
In an interview with Fighters Only: "I thought (Michael Bisping) looked great… it definitely puts him back in the mix and he will fight someone top 5 next. He is back on his way towards a title shot."
Submitted Oct 21, 2010 2:48PM by emfleek - 14 comments
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'Nightmare' returns: Diego Sanchez 'dropping back to 155' after UFC 121
"He’s a tough guy. I think his striking’s good, but I don’t think it’s great. I think he kinda got lucky with the Koscheck knockout and I don’t think he’s some flashy standup guy. I see a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu guy; that’s his base, that’s his foundation, and that’s his strength. As far as his wrestling goes, he’s been outwrestled in the past by several guys so I see holes in his game. I think he’s very tough and I think he’s the perfect opponent for me right now in my career. And just for the record, I do plan on dropping back to 155 after this fight. Me and Greg (Jackson) and the team are just gonna work together and see what (UFC matchmaker) Joe (Silva) can get lined up for me. And like I said, my whole mindset is to earn the victory and that’s it."
Submitted Oct 21, 2010 12:12PM by emfleek - 2 comments
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UFC president Dana White baffled by backlash from GOOD4U sponsor ban
LOS ANGELES – Dana White stands by UFC executive and co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta's decision to ban GOOD4U Drinks as a fighter sponsor. And for those who question the UFC's even-handedness when it comes to the sponsors it approves for its athletes, White has one thing to say. Tough. "Who gives a [expletive]?" White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) on Wednesday. "Lorenzo said no. Get over it." The performance-drink company made news when recent UFC heavyweight contender Shane Carwin, one of GOOD4U's sponsored athletes, voiced his displeasure with the recent ban.
Submitted Oct 21, 2010 12:06PM by emfleek - 19 comments
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Cole Konrad Is The Key To Brock Lesnar's Success
That's according to MMA analyst Franklin McNeil, who shares a few words from the undefeated Bellator Heavyweight Champion on ESPN.com. "There are a few areas in Cain's game where you can exploit some openings, and he's pretty vulnerable for some heavy shots. Some of [the vulnerabilities] stem off his wrestling style in some different positions. I know Brock has worked on those positions extensively. Cain is an athletic, tough dude; there's no other way around it, but he's got some holes Brock is looking to exploit ... [Lesnar's size] will play a huge role. He's 265 pounds, he's solid and it's a big load to carry around. It gets an opponent tired; even if he has good wind, he's going to get tired having that weight that's constantly moving and pulling and jerking at him the whole time. It's a big advantage for Brock. Besides, he's so focused now; his improved diet was just another piece to the puzzle. He comes in every day, and he's on his A-game. He has better endurance every day and he brings it every day in practice. He's in great shape."
Submitted Oct 21, 2010 11:12AM by DCRage - 4 comments
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Dana White: "Frank Shamrock is an irrelevant, two faced, phony, liar..."
When asked about Frank Shamrock's recent comments about MMA in Mew York State Dana replied bluntly: "Frank Shamrock's an irrelevant idiot ... This guy's the biggest two faced jerkoff that I have ever met in my life ... What Frank doesn't talk about is how he flew out to my office and tried to make up and make everything alright ... Hey Frank, you're a liar and a two faced chump."
Submitted Oct 21, 2010 9:21AM by emfleek - 7 comments
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UFC boss supports Couture's decision to walk away but OK with further in-cage exploits
LOS ANGELES – UFC president Dana White says he'll support Randy Couture's decision to either continue fighting or pursue other career options. But while White is entirely past trying to guess what the UFC Hall of Famer is going to do next, he'd like to see "The Natural" end on a high note. "I don't think he can resist (fighting), but my personal opinion is he's had some wins, and I'd love to see a guy like him go out on top," White said. In recent media rounds Couture has hinted he'll focus on his film career as opposed to another run at a title.
Submitted Oct 21, 2010 9:14AM by emfleek - 0 comments
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Chris Leben Arrested on Suspicion of DUI Following Crash
Officers arrested (Chris) Leben on suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant Tuesday. He was released from custody after posting $1,000 bail. Police say Leben was driving on the west-bound side of the H1 Freeway just before 2 AM, when he lost control of his pickup and crashed into a wall near the Kapiolani Boulevard off ramp. He was allegedly driving without a license and without insurance. He is scheduled to appear at Honolulu District Court November 22.
Submitted Oct 20, 2010 11:33PM by Gogoplatapus - 30 comments
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Cheick Kongo Wanted A "High-Crotch", Not A Handful Of Shorts
And no, a "high-crotch" doesn't involve grabbing "down there". But that's the viewpoint of Wolfslair Muay Thai coach Dave Jaclson on the grab that resulted in Kongo-Trais Browne being a draw. "My take on it is that it was something of a simple, honest mistake. He looked to me like he was reaching between Browne’s legs looking to get a position for a high-crotch or something, but just coming away with a handful of shorts each time.” Kongo also dealt with dirty fighter accusations after beating Mirko Cro Cop at UFC 75 in a fight where Kongo landed multiple knees to the groin without penalty.
Submitted Oct 20, 2010 7:11PM by DCRage - 6 comments
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Jon Jones "Will Never Fight Rashad Evans"
So he says...evev if it never means getting the UFC Light Heavyweight Title. "Absolutely not. If Rashad Evans won the belt, which I'm hoping he does, my only goal would be to be the toughest contender there is, and keep whipping butt without being champion. I'd stay at 205 and be the second best. That would be my goal. As I said, I'm hoping he wins, we're very proud of him. I couldn't [fight him], he's my mate. All my dreams and aspirations are in the light-heavyweight division, and I'm growing and getting older, but I have quite some time left in the light-heavyweight division. I have a good work ethic because of the wrestling, cutting weight comes easily to me, so I'll wait until weight-cutting becomes miserable before I step up."
Submitted Oct 20, 2010 7:08PM by DCRage - 15 comments
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COUTURE: "It's probably time to move on from fighting..."
Randy Couture comments on his career.
Submitted Oct 20, 2010 4:05PM by emfleek - 15 comments
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Matt Wiman vs. Cole Miller in the works for UFC 125 in January
Matt Wiman (12-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and Cole Miller (17-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) are penciled in for the New Year. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to the event that the lightweights have agreed to meet at UFC 125, though no paperwork is signed. UFC 125 takes place Jan. 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and features a lightweight title match between champ Frankie Edgar and challenger Gray Maynard. It's unknown whether Wiman vs. Miller will grace the event's televised main card.
Submitted Oct 20, 2010 2:16PM by emfleek - 7 comments
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Shane Carwin's SHOCK Pick for Brock vs. Cain
“As you all know, this fight card has my attention,” Carwin posted on his official website. “I have my good friend and teammate Brendan Schaub facing [Gabriel] Gonzaga and of course the much anticipated match with Brock Lesnar and Cain.”
Submitted Oct 20, 2010 1:57PM by BigIP - 3 comments
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What Happens To Cain Velasquez If Brock Lesnar Doesn't Get Tired?
According to AKA head Javier Mendez, Cain just needs to execute their game plan no matter what. "[Brock] went three rounds with Heath Herring and was fine. We expect this is going five rounds, and we expect him to be there all five rounds. If you go in with the idea he’s going to get tired, what happens if he doesn’t? Cain is more skilled than Brock Lesnar at every aspect of the game. But can that overcome the size and strength? That’s the big question. If they execute their game plan and we don’t, they win. I think I know what their game plan is, and it’s a good one. But if they execute their game plan and we execute our game plan, we win. If it goes to a decision, we’re winning the decision."
Submitted Oct 20, 2010 12:00PM by DCRage - 21 comments
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Tonight, The Role Of "Pot" Will Be Played By Yoshihiro Akiyama...
As he calls the "kettle" black...in other words, it's time for the England version of "Vaseline-Gate". "I only went for one takedown (at UFC 120) but Bisping's body was really slippery. Even if I do say so myself..." And if anyone has experience with being slippery, it's Akiyama, who cemented his status as one of Japan's biggest heels after going Exxon Valdez on Japanese hero Kazushi Sakuraba at K-1 Premium Dynamite!! in 2006.
Submitted Oct 20, 2010 11:56AM by DCRage - 11 comments
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