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Reason Why Tim/Cale fight was scrapped
(mmajunkie.com)
Just minutes before Tim Credeur was set to face fellow cast member Cale Yarbrough at the live finale for "The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest," the bout was pulled from the fight card. Although the move was met with initial confusion, the UFC confirmed midway through the event that Credeur had tested positive for Adderall, a psychostimulant traditionally prescribed to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.. Note that Credeur faces no disciplinary action because he alerted officials of the drug beforehand.
Submitted Jun 21, 2008 11:01PM by juanez13 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Yarbrough vs. Creuder cancelled
i didn't post a link because i saw it on the live play by play and don't want to spoil any of the fights, but sherdog says the fight is cancelled, no word as to why just yet.
Submitted Jun 21, 2008 8:43PM by nickcuc547 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Karo Parisyan restarts title hunt in September
(mmajunkie.com)
After suffering a disappointing, albeit perhaps controversial, loss to Thiago Alves at UFC Fight Night 13 in April, perennial welterweight contender Karo Parisyan (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) feels primed to once again work his way back to title contention. Parisyan had been tentatively scheduled to face "The Ultimate Fighter 6" semifinalist George Sotiropoulos at UFC 87. However, Sotiropoulos was forced to withdraw due to injury.
Submitted Jun 21, 2008 11:52AM by MMAcca - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Burkman Looking To Get Back To The KO
(mmaweekly.com)
Josh Burkman’s last fight with Mike Swick did not go the way he was hoping it would go. Burkman, who is known for his good wrestling ability and pressure, came out on the losing end of what ended up being a fairly lackluster bout. He was unhappy with his performance even though he believes he won the fight. However, “The People’s Warrior” decided it was time for a change and moved out to Las Vegas to join Xtreme Couture.
Submitted Jun 21, 2008 7:51AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
McFedries Looks To Rebound Tonight
(mmarated.com)
Coming off a tough loss at the hands of Patrick Côté, Drew McFedries needs a win in the worst way. Tonight, he faces Marvin Eastman on "The Ultimate Fighter Finale" in what some believe is a 'loser leaves promotion' fight. MMARated.com recently spoke with the hard-hitting middleweight to discuss what it’s like training under Pat Miletich, his fight against Eastman, his mother's tragic death and his UFC future
Submitted Jun 21, 2008 6:07AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Forrest Griffin: ''Upcoming Title Fight, Harderst Hitters, and More''
(mmafrenzy.com)
Chris Fries and The JDH of Tagg Radio’s The Lights Out Show interviewed the #1 UFC Light Heavyweight contender, Forrest Griffin on their last show (volume 132). Forrest speaks out on his experience as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter, his upcoming title fight against Rampage Jackson and a few other interesting things. ON HIS UPCOMING UFC TITLE FIGHT AGAINST RAMPAGE JACKSON “If I have to hit him with a payphone, hey man, that’s just part of my style.”
Submitted Jun 21, 2008 3:05AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 88 in Atlanta (Will the fans fill the stadium?)
(mmapayout.com)
Tickets go on sale tomorrow for UFC 88 in Atlanta. It is UFC’s first show in the market, and features UFC’s top draw in Chuck Liddell. Those signs point to a strong gate, and indeed the show may do well. However, one thing to keep in mind in advance is that Atlanta may be the worst sports town in the United States. Despite having the 9th largest metropolitan area in the United States, no Atlanta team has drawn the 9th or better attendance in any sport in the past five years.
Submitted Jun 21, 2008 2:54AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Spencer Fisher Hurt in Wreck; "I'm all Jacked Up"
(fighthype.com)
Spencer Fisher wrecked his bike this week...says he's all jacked up with rash burns, but still plans on fight. On his accident... "I’ve been better. I wrecked my bicycle 2 days ago and I’m all jacked up. I got rash burns on my knees all the way up to my elbows; it’s bad."
Submitted Jun 20, 2008 8:05PM by Porch28 - 37 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 7 Finale Weigh-In Results
(mmaweekly.com)
The weigh-ins for the TUF 7 Finale have just been completed. Everyone made weight, which has to be a relief given a recent string of weigh-in disasters at major MMA events.
Submitted Jun 20, 2008 7:52PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 86-The Coaches Test Clean
(mmamania.com)
The NSAC today confirmed that it tested both Forrest Griffin and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson for drugs and illegal substances heading into UFC 86. Both passed with one more test likely right before the fight, so it's so far so good with regards to their main event matchup.
Submitted Jun 20, 2008 4:55PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Between viewers or fighters, T.U.F. chooses the former
(sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
It's hard to believe more than three years have past since Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar lit up televisions across America during the finale of the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter. On Saturday, the Spike TV reality show completes yet another season -- its seventh -- in a world where mixed martial arts has become a fairly regular installment on television. Of course, roughly three-and-a-half years ago, that wasn't the case. Few realized it, but the gimmicky show on a network no one had ever heard of was MMA's chance -- maybe even its last chance -- to make it big. While mounting debt put Zuffa, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, in a perilous spot, co-owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta cobbled together $10 million to pay for one season of the show. It wasn't some great discovery. Everyone around the sport rightly believed that exposure in large doses of an underappreciated sport was the only way to get MMA off life support and on the path of progression. The problem resided in getting a deal done. Networks weren't interested in taking a risk on something they hadn't a clue about, especially when the targeted audience was unclear. Thanks to The Ultimate Fighter, we now know that young men take to MMA. The show's concept was new, or at least the MMA spin was unforseen. There wasn't a template, and everyone seemed to be winging it -- from the fighters to the promoters, and even the producers. Whether it was genius casting or a moment of serendipity, the first group of fighters was special. Not only could most of the guys prove themselves in the cage, but they were also boiling over with personality. From the pranks of Chris Leben and Dana White's infamous "Do you want to be a [deleted expletive] fighter?" speech, to, perhaps, the best battle in T.U.F. history between Griffin and Bonnar, no season has yet to compare...
Submitted Jun 20, 2008 2:42PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, MMA Personalities
 
Chris Leben Reflects On Jail Time
(mmafrenzy.com)
UFC Middleweight Chris “The Crippler” Leben, who recently finished up an 11 day stint in a Portland, Oregon jail for parole violation, divulged to MMAWeekly.com how his incarcerated experience has helped him to see things more clearly, and evolve into a more mature individual. Personally, I found his anecdote about an inmate choking to be the highlight:
Submitted Jun 20, 2008 2:08PM by Porch28 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Matt Arroyo wants redemption with Matt Brown
(mmajunkie.com)
Avenging a loss is always at the top of a fighter's list of priorities, though some have to wait years for the opportunity. Matt Arroyo will have to wait just 19 months, though, when he attempts to avenge the only loss of his career on Saturday. He faces off with "The Ultimate Fighter 7" quarterfinalist Matt Brown. The two met in November 2006 at a Real Fighting Championships event, and Arroyo suffered a second-round TKO.
Submitted Jun 20, 2008 2:06PM by Porch28 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Newcomers Shannon Gugherty and Dale Hartt to meet at UFC Fight Night 14
(mmajunkie.com)
Two more UFC newcomers have been scheduled to fight at next month's UFC Fight Night 14 event.
Submitted Jun 20, 2008 2:04PM by Porch28 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kendall Grove On Evan Tanner: "I Hope He Tries To Kill Me"
(fighthype.com)
Kendall Grove is dead! My next tattoo that I get on Sunday, I'm going to put 'In loving memoryof Kendall Grove' right down my right hand. That dude was killing me. He was pulling me down; he was too weak. He was helping everybody else and you have to help yourself before you could help anyone else. F*#k that guy. I'm back to being ruthless," stated UFC middleweight contender Kendall Grove as he talked about his upcoming clash with Evan Tanner. In this raw and uncut exclusive, Grove breaks down his prior performances and blah, blah, blah…
Submitted Jun 20, 2008 2:02PM by Porch28 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
*Exclusive New Interview with Thiago "The PitBull" Alves*
mmaturf.net
Check out for exclusive interview from Thiago Alves done by MMATurf's very own Penny Buffington!! From part of the Interview: “The end of 2006 I got caught with diuretics and I got suspended for 8 months. But not for this fight though I really sprained my ankle. I was going to turn down the fight and I called my manager and everything and we called the UFC management.” -Thiago Alves For the Complete interview go to and click on Interviews...New ones are posted daily!!!!!!
Submitted Jun 20, 2008 1:04PM by AllKnowin1 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Three Smart Moves for the UFC
(mmapayout.com)
Usually, the UFC is a dart board at which most MMA analysts and fans hurl their harshest critiques of how the promotion handles its business. But this week the UFC deserves a pat on the back for three of the decisions they made:
Submitted Jun 20, 2008 12:13PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matthew Riddle – Still Smiling
(ufc.com)
Thomas Gerbasi, UFC - The stories are the same, even if the names telling them are different. Almost to a man, alumni from The Ultimate Fighter reality show have talked of the torture that accompanies six weeks in a house with 15 other fighters and no contact with the outside world in the form of phone calls, emails, television, books, or newspapers. To some, weekly root canal would have been an easier task.Now meet Matthew Riddle.
Submitted Jun 20, 2008 12:04PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Credeur – Good Things Come to Those Who Keep Fighting
(ufc.com)
Thomas Gerbasi, UFC - Like Forrest Griffin and Joe Stevenson before him, Tim Credeur had reached the breaking point. Years of blood, sweat, and tears with little reward or a light at the end of the tunnel had pushed him to this point in 2006 where he was going to walk away from the sport of mixed martial arts.
Submitted Jun 20, 2008 12:03PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Amir Sadollah – MMA’s Unlikely Action Hero
(ufc.com)
Thomas Gerbasi, UFC - With no pro fights, and just a handful of amateur MMA and Muay Thai titles to his name, Richmond, Virginia's Amir Sadollah probably seemed to be one of the easiest marks out of the 32 fighter field trying to squeeze themselves into 16 spots on The Ultimate Fighter's seventh season.
Submitted Jun 20, 2008 12:02PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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