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Dos Santos vs. Gonzaga Added To Versus UFC Show
(mmaweekly.com)
The Junior Dos Santos vs. Gabriel Gonzaga fight that was set for UFC 108 but called off is now on again. It will be the co-main event of the upcoming UFC on Versus event. The first fight had to be scrapped due to a Gonzaga staph infection.
Submitted Jan 13, 2010 2:25PM by DCRage - 35 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brock Lesnar's fighting future to be revealed next week via press conference
(mmamania.com)
UFC President Dana White has revealed that both he UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar will hold a joint press conference next week in Las Vegas to discuss Brock's future as a mixed-martial-artist. White confirmed the news to MMAfighting.com recently on a trip to New York, refusing to elaborate on the nature of the press conference, only saying Lesnar’s future would be out in the open. Confusing yet very positive reports have surfaced recently with Randy Couture revealing previous conversations with the champ and that he's already back in training and may be fighting by spring. Lesnar required surgery to repair damage inflicted by intestinal diverticulitis. The promotion recently announced that number one contender Shane Carwin will battle former champion Frank Mir at UFC 111 in his absence and we may finally know by the end of next week if that bout will be contested for an interim title or the true title (if the Minnesotan is forced to surrender the belt in anticipation of a long or permanent absence).
Submitted Jan 13, 2010 1:35PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 3 comments
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Dan Hardy Is A Legitimate Threat And Needs To Be Treated As Such
(mmamania.com)
A friendly reminder to the GSP fans from Greg Jackson that anything can happen in MMA. He sees Dan Hardy as being in a position going into his fight with GSP similar to the one Matt Serra was in at UFC 69, when he shocked the world by TKOing GSP for the UFC Welterweight Title.
Submitted Jan 13, 2010 1:16PM by DCRage - 24 comments
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Keith Florian Says Brother Ready For Gomi, Whoever
(mmaweekly.com)
The rumors have circled since the weekend of UFC 108 when Gomi's signing was announced, and immediately Florian's name was mentioned as a possible opponent. Florian's brother and head coach, Keith Florian, says they'd take that fight in a second, but as of now it's still up to the UFC."I think Gomi would be a great fight for Kenny. He's one of those people who was No. 1 in the world for a long time, and I think that would be a great fight for us," Keith told MMAWeekly.com recently.
Submitted Jan 13, 2010 12:36PM by RhythmAndStyle - 4 comments
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Dana: UFC In DC Likely In 2011
(mmamania.com)
The Nation's Capital is now on notice-Washington, DC may be next on Dana White's hit list. After a very successful UFC Fight Night in nearby Fairfax, VA, the UFC President says a UFC PPV will probably be held in DC in "the next year, year-and-a-half. We'll bring a big PPV here".
Submitted Jan 13, 2010 12:27PM by DCRage - 1 comment
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UFN 20 Fighter Payouts
(sherdog.com)
The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation has released the official fighter payouts from UFN 20. The total disclosed payouts are not known at this time because payouts for Mike Guymon & Rory MacDonald were not revealed, but the biggest share of the payouts-$60,000-went to Chris Leben.
Submitted Jan 13, 2010 11:07AM by DCRage - 0 comments
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Dear Diary: I'm Way Better Than Wanderlei Silva! Signed, Michael Bisping
(mmamania.com)
And Bisping feels very confident in his game plan for the fight in Australia. He wrote this in an online diary for The Daily Telegraph (Australia): "I believe it's a very winnable fight for me, though. I know Wanderlei's a legend but I truly believe styles make fights and that I've got the perfect style to beat him. Obviously I'm going to have to be wary of his aggressive style and his punch power, but I'm very confident of going to Australia and beating Wanderlei. He's experienced and possesses heavy hands but, other than, I feel I'm way better than him. I know I have the ability to beat him – it's now just about executing my game plan on the night…"
Submitted Jan 13, 2010 11:04AM by DCRage - 17 comments
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Kenny Florian: No Gomi Fight Offer Yet, Predicts PPV If Booked
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite rumors to the contrary, Kenny Florian says today that a fight with new UFC signee Takanori Gomi is not set yet. Florian has not been offered the fight but he says if it happens, it should be on PPV. Spike isn't the right place according to KenFlo.
Submitted Jan 13, 2010 10:43AM by DCRage - 5 comments
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Belfort's Manager Confirms Silva Fight For UFC 112
(mmajunkie.com)
Following months of speculation on the fate of a postponed bout between UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort, the pieces are finally in place for an April fight. Fabiano Farah, Belfort's manager, confirmed today the fight is on for UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi. But Silva's manager, Ed Soares, hasn't confirmed the fight yet. So make of this what you will.
Submitted Jan 13, 2010 10:33AM by DCRage - 4 comments
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Keith Florian Says Brother Ready For Gomi, Whoever
(mmaweekly.com)
"I think Gomi would be a great fight for Kenny. He's one of those people who was No. 1 in the world for a long time, and I think that would be a great fight for us," Keith told MMAWeekly.com recently.
Submitted Jan 13, 2010 7:29AM by hate4thestate - 0 comments
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Wilson Gouveia Cut by UFC, Will Make MFC Debut in April
(mmafrenzy.com)
Following back to back TKO losses, the UFC has apparently trimmed Wilson Gouveia from their roster. However it didn’t take the fighter long to find at new home with Maximum Fighting Chamionships, according to a post on the promotion’s president, Mark Pavelich’s Twitter account. Wilson always put on a show and was ready for a war every time out, but you do have to win in order to stay in the UFC, I think he could possibly make a comeback after a couple wins in MFC.
Submitted Jan 13, 2010 6:41AM by Jshep714 - 8 comments
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Patrick Cote vs Alan Belcher signed for UFC 113
(topmmanews.com)
Sources close to the fight have informed Top MMA News that this fight has been signed and Patrick Cote vs Alan Belcher will be taking place May 1st at the Bell Center in Montreal at UFC 113.
Submitted Jan 13, 2010 1:19AM by RhythmAndStyle - 20 comments
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Report: Kenny Florian vs Takanori Gomi Possible for UFC Fight Night 22
(bloodyelbow.com)
Takanori Gomi could make his UFC debut against unsuccessful lightweight challenger Kenny Florian at UFC Fight Night 22, Fighters Only was told this week. The event takes place in North Carolina on March 31st.
Submitted Jan 13, 2010 1:12AM by RhythmAndStyle - 8 comments
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It's Official: BJ Penn to Defend 155-Pound Title Against Frankie Edgar
(bloodyelbow.com)
Dana White confirmed that Edgar will receive the next 155-pound title shot against champion BJ Penn. There had been talk of Gray Maynard facing Penn next, but in a video interview shot Tuesday in New York City, White said he didn't think Maynard was 100% ready to fight for the title just yet.
Submitted Jan 12, 2010 8:50PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nate Diaz clarifies weight-cutting remarks, sees future at lightweight and welterweight
(mmajunkie.com)
Nate Diaz (11-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) is not leaving the lightweight division permanently — he just wants a break. Diaz, who came up short Monday night in a headlining fight with Gray Maynard (9-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 20, slammed his performance and said he wants to explore his options a weight class up. "It's just a possibility," Diaz today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I'm not going to permanently go, but I could probably jump around. If I want to make (155 pounds) all year long and be starving and miserable for that long, I'd probably want to get paid more. Until I start getting paid more, maybe I should ease up a weight class."
Submitted Jan 12, 2010 8:49PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 3 comments
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White Says Abu Dhabi Sale Will Advance Global Expansion
(tsn.ca)
The UFC sold off a chunk to an Abu Dhabi company to speed up its world expansion plan, according to president Dana White. "UFC has no financial issues and business has never been better," White told www.ufc.com. "We did this deal because of the huge opportunities it provides for UFC's global growth."
Submitted Jan 12, 2010 5:30PM by Gogoplatapus - 1 comment
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Martin Kampmann & Ben Saunders Agree To UFC 111 Fight
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 111 continues to fill up quickly, and another match was added today as Martin Kampmann & Ben Saunders have agreed to face off on the card. Both fighters have bounced back from their only UFC losses with impressive wins recently.
Submitted Jan 12, 2010 5:16PM by DCRage - 7 comments
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Chris Leben Is Back After Win Over Jay "Tough Sucker" Silva
(mmamania.com)
And "The Crippler" gave his defeated foe a lot of credit after their UFN 20 fight last night. "I love to stand up and bang with guys but when that's their strong point and I'm good all around I might as well put him where he's weakest. We knew stand up was his biggest attribute and it's a strategy of war, attack them where they're weakest. To his credit that guy is tough as hell. I've sunk that choke before and a lot of guys would have tapped, I know that for sure I've been around a while. It was pretty deep he's just a tough sucker."
Submitted Jan 12, 2010 12:59PM by DCRage - 0 comments
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Efrain Escudero's arm isn't broken after Evan Dunham fight at UFC Fight Night 20
(mmamania.com)
"Hey guys out the hospital nothing broke lil mess up tendons. I will be back soon now in hungry!! And expect and Evan vs Efrain 2!!! I'm not puttin my head down at all i'm gonna come back stronger quote my words!!!!!!!!!" The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 winner, Efrain Escudero, reports on his condition after X-rays revealed no broken bones in his right arm. "Hecho in Mexico" got trapped in a gruesome Evan Dunham armbar at UFC Fight Night 20 last night, waiting until the last possible second to tap before the limb more than likely snapped.
Submitted Jan 12, 2010 11:42AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
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Yoshizo Machida: My Son "Must" Fight Anderson Silva
(mmamania.com)
They say father knows best, and in the case of Lyoto Machida his father believes the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion must fight Anderson Silva. He commented on such a fight in a recent magazine interview: "There is only one champion, so I believe this fight must happen. It's a professional issue, and I believe they can fight. Deep down, everyone wants to know who is strongest. Friendship is friendship, but they're not amateurs. The eventual winner isn't my concern. What matters to me is how they win, and their strategy. This would be a mental battle."
Submitted Jan 12, 2010 11:33AM by DCRage - 11 comments
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