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Roger Huerta Signs New Deal With UFC
(mmaweekly.com)
Popular lightweight Roger Huerta has apparently mended fences with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He signed a new five-fight contract on Monday...
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 5:32PM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jess Liaudin Out Of UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
"The Joker" has run out of aces up his sleeve. Although no official announcement has been made yet, reports have surfaced that Jess Liaudin is out of UFC after 3 straight losses. All 5 of his UFC fights were in Europe.
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 4:16PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paul Kelly To Fight At UFC 95
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Wolfslair welterweight Paul Kelly will be fighting at UFC 95 in London on February 21st, Fighters Only has been told. Our source said that Kelly has not yet been matched, but has been told he will be appearing on the card. Kelly is 1-1 in the UFC, winning a decision against Paul Taylor on his organisation debut at UFC 80 and losing by guillotine to Marcus Davis at UFC 89. The UFC has not confirmed Kelly’s appearance and is yet to confirm any of the fights that are rumoured for the event. SURPRISE, SURPRISE........
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 1:00PM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Where The UFC "Fight For The Troops" Began
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC's Lorenzo Fertitta not only has contacts throughout MMA, but in all walks of life. One of those contacts-Fisher House vice chairman Arnold Fisher, one of many working with the Department of Defense to help build the National Intrepid Center of Excellence in Bethesda, MD, originally contacted Fertitta about raising money for the project. And so began the plan that became UFC: Fight For The Troops.
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 10:24AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rising Star Ronys Torres Signs With UFC
(mmaweekly.com)
People make do with the cards they have been dealt with; some rise above the rest. Ronys Torres (no relation to WEC's Miguel Torres) has endured humble beginnings to become one of the best lightweight prospects out of Brazil today. There is a lot of fighting opportunities for Torres in Brazil, but none that will garner him the high profile matches he can attain in the U.S. Ronys Torres recently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He should debut next year.
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 7:37AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rudy Valentino: after the Sean Sherk fight boxing promoters were asking me if BJ wanted to go pro in boxing
(bjpenn.com)
He says it in this episode of BJ's my gym show
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 3:24AM by ufc88 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Exclusive: Patrick Cote Goes In For Surgery, Says He Will Beat Silva
You get a shot at the world title that you have had a dream of holding your whole lifetime. You last longer in the cage with the champ than any fighter than before you. Your knee blows out on you and you lose the bout. How do you feel? atrick-Cote-Goes-In-For-Surgery-Says-He-Will-Beat-Silva.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.mmanews.com/ufc/Exclusiveatrick-Cote-Goes-In-For-Surgery-Says-He-Will-Beat-Silva.html
Submitted Dec 8, 2008 5:30PM by nickcuc547 - 47 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Swick seeks defining performance in third welterweight bout
(mmajunkie.com)
Mike Swick isn't satisfied. Not yet anyway. Despite a dominant performance in a unanimous-decision victory over Marcus Davis at UFC 85, Swick doesn't believe he has hit his stride as a welterweight. Never mind that he convincingly beat a fighter who had not lost in 11 consecutive fights over a nearly three-year period. It wasn't good enough for Swick.
Submitted Dec 8, 2008 1:10PM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Phillipe Nover earns Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt
(mmamania.com)
“My teacher Soca gave me my black belt today. It has been a long journey and I have finally arrived. I’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for over 8 years. To me, obtaining a black belt brings the art to full circle. I will continue to train just as hard as I have been and will strive to the top. Thank you to all my training partners and teachers, especially Soca for believing in me! I only hope to make you all proud next week and bring home victory! I will keep this fire in me burning. My time is now!”
Submitted Dec 8, 2008 1:08PM by MMAcca - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Yoshida Ready To Surprise Koscheck
(mmaweekly.com)
For Japanese judoka Yoshiyuki Yoshida, the excitement to finally get his second fight in the Octagon is about to hit a fever pitch. He will headline the upcoming UFC Fight for the Troops card on Dec. 10 in Fayetteville, N.C. against Josh Koscheck. After Karo Parisyan was forced out of their scheduled bout at UFC 88 in September just 24 hours away from the bout, Yoshida had to face disappointment instead of a challenge, but he remained hopeful for a big fight in his future. "It was really hard. I trained very hard for that fight and of course I cut weight for that fight. So if I have a chance, I do like to ask Karo how is he doing though, but since I am not the one who pulled out of that fight, I believe I had a right to fight first (before Karo), and UFC did make a fight for me, so I really appreciate that," Yoshida told MMAWeekly.com in an exclusive interview. "This (opponent canceling the fight) also does happen a lot in an intense sport like MMA, so I am not thinking too much about it anymore. I just wait for UFC to decide my opponent and I train hard to win that fight. That's all now."
Submitted Dec 8, 2008 1:05PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Proving He Belongs In The UFC...........Tim Credeur
(mmaweekly.com)
Tim Credeur is looking to give back a little to the troops on Wednesday night when the Ultimate Fighting Championship puts on its Fight for the Troops card. Being a navy veteran himself, he was excited about the prospect of being on a show of this importance.
Submitted Dec 8, 2008 1:04PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Junie Browning: "TUF Made Me Look Nicer Than I Was"
(bloodyelbow.com)
That was perhaps, according to a quick quote today, the one positive Junie Browning took from his time on TUF 8, a side not shown on TV. He says he's training but broke and says he's "eating beans and bologna".
Submitted Dec 8, 2008 12:30PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Quick Quote: Silva's Boxing Needs Work
(bloodyelbow.com)
So says famed boxing trainer Freddie Roach about Anderson Silva. Roach referred to Silva's early boxing work at the Wild Card Gym in comments made before the De La Hoya-Pacquiao boxing megafight this past Saturday.
Submitted Dec 8, 2008 12:26PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Silva: Machida "Runs More Than He Fights"
(mmamania.com)
Thiago Silva-who is certainly not short on confidence-is already beating his war drum several weeks out from his clash with fellow unbeaten light heavyweight Lyoto Machida at UFC 94. Perhaps it’s part of his pre-fight plan to rattle the cage of the “ghostly” Brazilian and get him to engage more often on fight night.
Submitted Dec 8, 2008 10:45AM by DCRage - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WEC veteran Mark Munoz headed to the UFC in 2009
(mmajunkie.com)
Former Oklahoma State University wrestler and recent World Extreme Cagefighting light heavyweight Mark Munoz (5-0 MMA, 2-0 WEC) is headed to the UFC. Munoz is one of the chosen few WEC light heavyweights and middleweights who will head to the UFC following the WEC's recent elimination of its 205- and 185-pound weight classes. Munoz sealed the deal with a first-round TKO of Ricardo Barros at the Dec. 3 WEC 37 event. Ron Kruck confirmed the move during the Dec. 5 edition of "Inside MMA" on HDNet.
Submitted Dec 8, 2008 10:09AM by Bowen50 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC
 
AKA To Kos: Follow Our Plan
(sherdog.com)
Not regarding the non-signing of that contract thing that's gotten almost all the camp kicked out of UFC (or close to it), but regarding Josh Koscheck's fight Wednesday against Yoshiyuki Yoshida. Kos apparently didn't follow the plan against Thiago Alves and lost.
Submitted Dec 8, 2008 7:30AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Slams HBO PPV
(sports.yahoo.com)
"Did you see the production? And that was HBO. Maybe they should give us some of their Emmys. The pacing was awful. There was no energy in the crowd. They had to loop Pacquiao’s music when he came out because he had to walk so far." -- Dana White, UFC president, trashing the horrendous production (and by extension the undercard matchmaking) from last night's De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao pay-per-view on HBO.
Submitted Dec 7, 2008 3:37PM by MMAcca - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Eddie Sanchez: We're going to stand on our feet and bang
(mmajunkie.com)
Eddie Sanchez (8-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) gets it. The 26-year-old may not be at the top of the heavyweight ladder. But as Sanchez recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), he knows what it takes to make it in the UFC. "I always feel every fight is a must-win situation for me, especially being in the top fighting organization in the world," Sanchez said." Either you've got to be well-liked by the fans, you've got to put on a superb show, or you've got to win and put on a superb show."
Submitted Dec 7, 2008 1:13PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Koscheck knows judo
(mmamania.com)
“I was originally preparing for Mr. Yoshida before I stepped up and took the Thiago fight. .. (It’s) definitely a different style. He poses some interesting threats, but I definitely have a lot of good training partners at American Kickboxing Academy and I think I’ll be ready. I’m a good wrestler, so I think our styles are going to make for an exciting fight…. Dave Camarillo is a judo guy and we are working on the judo throws. And I have San Jose State former judo coach who comes over. And there’s a lot of judo guys at our gym — Dave Camarillo teaches a judo class. So I’ve been doing judo for some time . … I have no worries.”
Submitted Dec 7, 2008 12:44PM by MMAcca - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Martin Kampmann vs Alexandre Barros UFC 93
(mmamania.com)
Former top middleweight contender Martin Kampmann (13-2) could make his welterweight debut against Octagon newcomer Alexandre Barros (13-5) at UFC 93: “Franklin vs. Henderson” at The O2 in Dublin, Ireland, on January 17, acoording to MMA Insider Blog. The “Hitman” recently had his nine-fight win streak snapped after getting wrecked by Nate Marquardt in short order via bruising first round technical knockout at UFC 88: “Breakthrough” back in September. It was apparently a wake up call for the Danish kickboxer that perhaps he is better suited to compete in a division 15 pounds lighter.
Submitted Dec 7, 2008 12:39PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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