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Marcus Davis Talks Money
There is a common conception that boxers are better paid than MMA fighters. According to Marcus Davis this is not the case. “That isn't really true. I had 24 pro boxing matches and have made much, much more in MMA than I did in boxing and I have an equal amount of fights. Now the big stars in boxing make a ridiculous amount but the under card guys aren’t making what I make when I fight as an under card on a UFC event. I switched to MMA because of many reasons - one being I loved the sport and was tired of being burned in boxing.”
Submitted Jan 6, 2009 4:47PM by MMAcca - 12 comments
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Alex Davis Says He'll Fight CSAC Action in Antonio Silva Steroid Case
The California State Athletic Commission came down hard on Antonio Silva for flouting his steroid suspension and fighting in Japan last weekend, but they also proposed to fine and suspend his manager, American Top Team’s Alex Davis, for setting up the bout. Davis isn’t taking the action lying down however, as he told us this afternoon that he plans to pursue the matter in civil court. “We’ve got to. I don’t see any other options at this point,” said Davis, who maintains that he can prove Silva’s innocence on the steroid charges. “We’re going to go through civil court.”
Submitted Jan 6, 2009 4:25PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
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Lesnar and Couture training together?
Don’t be surprised to see Brock Lesnar and Randy Couture back in the cage together this year. This time they’ll be training partners, though. UFC heavyweight champion Lesnar inquired about a visit to Xtreme Couture Mixed Martial Arts in Las Vegas when he spoke with the UFC Hall of Famer at UFC “Fight for the Troops” on Dec. 10 in Fayetteville, N.C. “I told him that would be fine,” said Couture, who lost his sixth career title to Lesnar at UFC 91 on Nov. 15 in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jan 6, 2009 4:23PM by Wolfenstein - 5 comments
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Jonathan Goulet vs Tamdan McCrory UFC 97 fight possible for April 18
Jonathan Goulet has been approached about competing against Tamdan McCrory in front of his hometown fans at UFC 97 on April 18 from The Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada according to Sherdog.com. The “Road Warrior,” however, must first receive medical clearance before the welterweight tilt is finalized. He was suspended after getting knocked silly by Mike Swick at UFC Fight Night 16: “Fights for the Troops” in his most recent outing on December 10.
Submitted Jan 6, 2009 4:22PM by Wolfenstein - 12 comments
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No weighty concerns as a slimmer Mark Coleman readies for UFC 93
"The weight came off a lot easier than anticipated," Coleman said. "I don't see it being a problem making weight, so I'm happy about that. I'm healthy and just need to get through a few more practices, and I'll be ready to go." Coleman said a new diet helped him easily drop the weight. He currently weighs 220 pounds – "or a little less," he said – and expects no problems once he arrives at The 02 in Dublin, Ireland, next week.
Submitted Jan 6, 2009 4:19PM by Wolfenstein - 17 comments
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Paulo Thiago Gets a Tryout at UFC 95, Not a Contract
Yesterday we relayed news that undefeated Brazilian fighter Paulo Thiago is getting his shot in the UFC against Josh Koscheck at UFC 95 in London. It’s a tough first fight in the Octagon, but hey, the UFC isn’t the place for you if you’re only interested in easy fights. Turns out, however, that this isn’t the first fight in a three-fight deal for Thiago; it’s the only fight in a one-fight deal. The UFC has signed him to the rare one-off contract, presumably so they won’t have to cut him when he loses to Koscheck. Thiago says he’s hopeful that a good performance will lead to a longer contract, and that’s looking on the bright side, all right. If he wins, he can ask for more money when he does actually sign a contract. But at the same time this is not a vote of confidence from the UFC. Sounds like a longshot to stick around. But you know who else was a longshot? Rocky. Although on second thought, Rocky lost, so he might have been cut after the first fight with Apollo. Then we'd never have seen this. Just please nobody tell Fedor and his management team that somebody is getting a one-off deal in the UFC. They will freak right the hell out
Submitted Jan 6, 2009 2:11PM by SmileR - 3 comments
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The UFC’s New Deal: A 360 Future?
Chatter is beginning to rise in the industry that the UFC is looking to move towards a strategy of signing some fighters to 360 deals in the future. For those unfamiliar with 360 deals, this is a concept that has seen it most widespread use in the record industry. The New York Times has discussed the increasing prevalence of 360 deals within that industry. The 360 concept would encompass the UFC getting a portion of all monies received by the fighter in his out of Octagon income in exchange for the UFC putting their promotional muscle behind the fighter. The UFC would play a large role in cultivating sponsor opportunities for fighters, etc. and would receive a large portion of said dollars under the scenario.
Submitted Jan 6, 2009 1:32PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
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Mir Vs Lesnar 2 @ UFC 97 ?
UFC president Dana White says that the long-awaited finale to the organisation’s heavyweight title ‘tournament’ may take place at in April. “Mir took little damage in his fight with Nog, and Lesnar wants to fight him soon, so April may be the time and place for that. It will be good,” he said earlier today.
Submitted Jan 6, 2009 1:12PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
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Joe Lauzon predicts ‘dog fight’ against Hermes Franca
UFC lightweight sensation Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon fights once again in the main event February 7, headlining “UFC Fight Night” on Spike TV against fellow Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Hermes Franca, live from the Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida. Lauzon (17-4, 5 KOs, 12 submissions), star of The Ultimate Fighter 5 television reality show, last headlined April 2, 2008 Joe in disappointing loss by second-round TKO to fellow Massachusetts fighter Kenny Florian on UFC Fight Night 13 in Denver. “J-Lau” bounced right back this past September, registering an impressive second-round stoppage of Kyle Bradley (13-6) on UFC Fight Night 15 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Submitted Jan 6, 2009 1:08PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
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UFC Reinforces Economic Benefits Of Its Events To NY
Ahead of another scheduled meeting of New York State legislators to hopefully vote on legalizing MMA in the state, UFC execs Dana White & Marc Ratner are now pushing a study showing, in these tough econimic times, how legalizing MMA in the state and subsequently allowing UFC events as a result could generate millions in tax & tourist revenue for the state, and especially New York City. The next meeting and possible vote are scheduled for tomorrow (January 7).
Submitted Jan 6, 2009 11:53AM by DCRage - 1 comment
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2 Fight Wear Labels Un-Banned From UFC?
If what we saw at UFC 92 was an indication, especially during Quinton Jackson's intro, yes. It seems that previously banned fight wear brands MMA Authentics and CageFighter have had their bans lifted by UFC & Zuffa. This ban affected such fighters as Chuck Liddell, Roger Huerta, Urijah Faber and Forrest Griffin. An official announcement may be forthcoming in the near future.
Submitted Jan 6, 2009 11:46AM by DCRage - 1 comment
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Irvin Vows April Return, Calls Out Silva
After finishing up a 9-month NSAC suspension, Jamies Irvin vows to return to UFC on April 19 and also claims he's going to be asking for Top 10 guys every time out. Or, at least for now, Silvas-after fighting Anderson last time out, Irvin now wants Wanderlei when he returns.
Submitted Jan 6, 2009 10:42AM by DCRage - 22 comments
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Dustin Hazelett returns at UFC 96, Ben Saunders likely opponent
UFC welterweight Dustin Hazelett (12-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC), who's won three "Fight Night" bonuses totaling $105,000 in his past two fights, will return to action in his home state of Ohio for UFC 96. His opponent for the March 7 event at Nationwide Arena in Columbus will likely be Ben Saunders (7-0-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC).
Submitted Jan 5, 2009 10:03PM by Muay-Thai_Mogwai - 21 comments
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Despite recent arrest Josh Neer will fight at UFC Fight Night 17
Despite his recent arrest for second-offense operating a vehicle while intoxicated and eluding after a New Year's Day high-speed police chase, Josh Neer will be permitted to fight Mac Danzig next month as planned. The Neer-Danzig fight is a co-main event for UFC Fight Night 17 at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla. Mickey Dubberly, CEO of Neer's management team at KO Dynasty, today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the Feb. 7 fight will go on as planned. "Josh will be fighting Mac Danzig Feb. 7 in the co-main event in Tampa as scheduled," Dubberly stated in an email to MMAjunkie.com. "Josh has been training very hard for this fight and is looking forward to putting on a great fight for the UFC and fans. Josh would like to once again thank his family, fans, friends, training partners, UFC and everyone that has supported him through his career."
Submitted Jan 5, 2009 8:11PM by SmileR - 8 comments
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Gray Maynard vs. Jim Miller - UFC 96
Highly touted lightweight fighters Jim Miller (13 - 1) and Gray Maynard (6 - 0) are going to be facing off at UFC 96, March 7th in Ohio..... Saw this on a few sites that I frequent.... Discuss
Submitted Jan 5, 2009 4:25PM by BDON911 - 19 comments
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Newcomer Paulo Thiago likely to debut against Josh Koscheck at UFC 95
UFC newcomer and undefeated Brazilian prospect Paulo Thiago (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has agreed to meet veteran welterweight Josh Koscheck (12-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) next month at UFC 95.
Submitted Jan 5, 2009 2:55PM by Wolfenstein - 26 comments
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David Loiseau To Return To UFC At UFC 97
After being cut by the promotion a couple years ago, former Middleweight contender David Loiseau will now return to UFC at UFC 97 in April. His opponent will be Ed Herman. Loiseau recently won the XMMA Middleweight Title.
Submitted Jan 5, 2009 1:22PM by DCRage - 26 comments
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UFC Coming to Memphis
When will they be there? -Citing various sources close to fighters that are expected to appear on the card, FiveOuncesofPain.com is reporting that the UFC will make it's first stop in Memphis, Tennessee on April 1 for UFC Fight Night 18. The broadcast is set to be a lead in for the debut of The Ultimate Fighter 9, which will feature a team USA coached by the winner of Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson, and Team UK coached by Michael "The Count" Bisping. The only fight confirmed for the April Fools Day card is The Ultimate Fighter 8 lightweight winner Efrain Escudero going up against "Lil' Heathen" himself, Jeremy Stephens.
Submitted Jan 5, 2009 7:02AM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
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Josh Koscheck Added to UFC 95
MMAmania.com learned this weekend that the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) member has been approached about beefing up an event that could need a little more of it. The promotion has done a nice job of filling up the card with solid match ups after the services of marquee attractions such as Chuck Liddell and Anderson Silva could not be secured, but the Spike TV special could use a little more star power.
Submitted Jan 5, 2009 4:46AM by Wolfenstein - 5 comments
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TUF 10 set to bring back heavyweight division
UFC President, Dana White could be about to bring back the heavyweight division to the popular reality show, “The Ultimate Fighter” for its 10th season set to screen late in 2009. According to a report by the Wrestling Observer, White has hinted that Olympic Judo Gold Medalist, Satoshi Ishii could feature on the show and has possibly been offered a slot on the show.
Submitted Jan 5, 2009 4:40AM by Wolfenstein - 21 comments
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