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Tim Sylvia: ‘… if I do win the belt again, then this time it’s never coming off’
“I’ve had sex before with the belt on. That was back in the Ricco Rodriguez days. The night I won the belt I had a sexual experience with the belt on. But hey, I was 25 years old and it was the biggest thing that ever had happened to me in my life. The girl was like hey, are you going to take that thing off. And I said no, I’m not…I’m wearing it and if you have a problem with it, then I’m leaving. And I hate to say it, but if I do win the belt again, then this time it’s never coming off. I’m going to wear it a lot more.”
Gomi and UFC Deal Falls through
FiveOuncesOfPain.com first became aware of the story when a source close to Frankie Edgar revealed that the lightweight contender had been offered and accepted a potential bout vs. Gomi. The fight fell through after the UFC was unable to secure a contract with PRIDE’s final reigning lightweight champion. There is no word as to why a deal with Gomi was unable to be completed and whether there’s a chance that talks between both sides will resume in the future.
Jeremiah Riggs Picked for “The Ultimate Fighter 7? Cast
Mississippi-based fighter Jeremiah Riggs (1-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is headed to Las Vegas for the upcoming seventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter.“ Riggs, a 25-year-old former sheriff’s deputy, posted a 4-2 amateur record for the Alabama-based Southern Fighting Alliance and other Southeast-based fight organizations. He then made his professional debut this past September, earning a submission victory (via strikes) over Craig Sjoerdsma at an Ultimate Cage Fighting event in Louisiana Sadollah joins a growing list of other cast members that MMAjunkie.com has recently revealed. The full list now includes: Matt Brown (7-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) Steve Byrnes (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) C.B. Dollaway (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) Prince Mclean (4-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) Jeremiah Riggs (1-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) Amir Sadollah (0-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) Luke Zachrich (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC)
UFC 83 Cancelled??
i have been hearing this here is the email i recieved about it: MMA Fightline is floating a rumor that UFC 83 — which was originally scheduled to go down March 8th in Manchester, England, before other reports began to claim that it would be held elsewhere — has been canceled altogether. Though it always seemed strange that the UFC would hold two major events only a week apart, no official reason for the cancellation has been announced yet. If this report turns out to be true, scheduled fights between Michael Bisping and Charles McCarthy, and Houston Alexander vs. James Irvin would be moved to other UFC events. You’ll know more when we do. According to ProElite, TUF Alumni Chris Leben will take on Alessio “Legionarius” Sakara March 1 at UFC 82 in Columbus, Ohio. Leben will look to stay in the win column, following his miraculous one punch KO of Terry Martin at UFC Fight Night 11. Sakara who trains with American Top Team, is coming of a first round TKO win over James Lee at UFC 80.
UFC 81: Breaking Point..Fight Breakdowns
"Wildfire" Johnny Rage is back with his thoughts and predictions for UFC 81: Breaking Point. Rage is known for his accurate and knowledge of MMA. In one pick, he takes Mir over Lesnar.
Report: Chris Leben vs. Alessio Sakara at UFC 82
Chris Leben (17-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC), fresh off a stunning knockout of Terry Martin at UFC Fight Night 11 in September, will return to the octagon to face Alessio Sakara (12-6 MMA, 3-3 UFC) at UFC 82. Sam Caplan of fiveouncesofpain.com was the first to confirm the rumored match.
Prince Mclean a Cast Member on “The Ultimate Fighter 7?
Prince Mclean (4-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC), an Ohio-based middleweight who’s suffered his fair share of bad luck lately, has finally received some good fortune: he’s been chosen as a cast member for “The Ultimate Fighter 7.“ *SEE TUF7 THREAD ON UFC FORUM FOR DETAILS ON ALL RUMORED FIGHTERS SO FAR*
UFC 81 Conference Call
All-American Wrestler C.B. Dollaway Chosen for “The Ultimate Fighter 7?
Amateur wrestling standout C.B. Dollaway (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will be a cast member on the “The Ultimate Fighter 7,” the latest installment of the UFC and Spike TV’s reality series. Sources close to the fighter tell MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the former Arizona State Sun Devil learned he had been selected for the show last month. “The Ultimate Fighter 7,” which debuts April 2 on Spike TV, features UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson and season-one winner Forrest Griffin as coaches. Sixteen middleweight fighters vie for a UFC contract in a tournament-style competition. Dollaway is a former high school state champion, a junior college national champion, and a 2005 collegiate All-American while at ASU. His transition into MMA has been a smooth one. Despite his wrestling background, he’s posted five stoppages — four by way of knockout.
Randy Couture Picks Tim Sylvia Over Antonio Noguiera
Randy Couture is, legally speaking, the UFC heavyweight champion. He recently declined an invitation to fight Antonio Noguiera however, stating that he has resigned from the UFC and wished to pursue a fight with consensus number one heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko. He has since battled UFC management in an intense, and very public war of words; and now faces a potential legal battle as well. The latest spat between Couture and the UFC has to do with Couture's work as a cornerman at events held by organizations such as the IFL and HCF. Couture has appearently recieved word from UFC officials that making appearences at such organizations is a breach of contract. Couture sat down with The Calgary Sun to discuss the situation in more detail and also weighted in on the upcoming battle between Noguiera and his replacement at UFC 81, Tim Sylvia.
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Interview With Tyson Griffin
When Tyson Griffin enters the Octagon on Super Bowl weekend, he will be doing so with one goal and one goal in mind: Climbing higher up the ladder of the exciting, fast-paced lightweight division. And for Griffin to come out on top at UFC 81: “Breaking Point,” he will need to go through rising lightweight star Gleison Tibau.
Penn Returns To Lightweight Ranks
Breaking down the top ten fighters in the lightweight division...
One-Time UFC Fighter Steve Byrnes Selected for “The Ultimate Fighter 7?
Steve Byrnes (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC), a Hawaiian fighter who dropped a unanimous decision to Logan Clark in his only career UFC fight, is coming back to the organization. This time it’ll be as a cast member of “The Ultimate Fighter 7.“
Waiting For Fedor
Still recognized as the UFC heavyweight champion, Randy “The Natural” Couture recently appeared on the ESPN morning show “First Take” where he addressed the issue of the recent lawsuit against him filed by Zuffa, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and his future in the sport of mixed martial arts.
Bisping Addresses Move To Middleweight
U.K. fan favorite Michael Bisping addressed the UFC Fight Club recently in England and gave some insights into his fight with Matt Hamill and his move from light heavyweight down to the middleweight division. “I feel like I should have pushed the pace a lot more, but I am not going to sit here and whine about it like some other people” said Bisping of his fight with Hamill. Talking of losses to highly regarded American wrestlers in the 205-pound division, he was considerably more vocal about the prospect of a rematch with Hamill. “I have moved to middleweight, so for the time being, that fight is out of the window, it was my 15th pro fight and I realized then that you can’t always go out and have the best performance,” he stated. “However, he knows I can K.O. him and as long as he continues to whine and bitch about it, it may be sooner rather than later.”
411 MMA Fact or Fiction 01.26.06
Should BJ Penn be the favorite over Sean Sherk? Will Tito Ortiz's next UFC fight be his last in the organization? Does Fabricio Werdum really deserve the next HW title shot? Should Mike Swick and Josh Burkman have been a draw? All of this and more in the latest edition of 411 MMA Fact or Fiction.
Second-Fiddle Tim Sylvia Aims for History
Tim Sylvia may be the world’s largest Rodney Dangerfield. The 6-foot-8, two-time former UFC heavyweight champion simply can’t get respect. On Feb. 2 in Las Vegas, Sylvia will attempt to become only the second man in MMA history to win three major league world championships. Sylvia is attempting to go into the record book behind only Randy Couture, who won his fifth championship when beating Sylvia via decision last year. His opponent in an interim title match, Brazil’s Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, can make a legitimate claim for being the second best heavyweight in the sport’s history. But for all the hype UFC 81 is getting, you’d likely never know either of those things. It certainly never came up at Thursday’s UFC press conference for UFC 81.
Sherk: Now It's Personal
Sean Sherk has fired the latest salvo in his war of words with new UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn, who he is to face in May for the title. Sherk said "Now it's personal" after hearing comments made by Penn after his win at UFC 80.
Tanner vs. Okami Official; Koscheck vs. Hazelett Un-Televised at UFC 82
After weeks of speculation, a UFC 82 middleweight bout between Evan Tanner and Yushin Okami is now official. Additionally, the UFC today revealed that a welterweight bout between “The Ultimate Fighter 1” standout Josh Koscheck (9-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and Cincinnati-based fighter Dustin Hazelett (10-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will appear on the event’s un-televised preliminary card. News of the Tanner vs. Okami has been reported — and re-reported — for the past month. However, Tanner’s camp couldn’t confirm the bout to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), and a source close to the UFC told us that UFC executives were “extremely pissed” that news of the fight got out in the first place. In the interview, Tanner also revealed that the UFC had an extremely difficult time finding him an opponent. The bout was offered to four fighters — all of whom turned it down. The UFC eventually booked Okami, a middleweight contender who’s 5-1 in the UFC. He signed a new contract with the UFC after his most recent fight: a UFC 77 unanimous-decision victory over Jason MacDonald.
UFN Medical Suspensions Announced
The NSAC has posted the official UFN results on their website, which also reveals the medical suspensions coming out of the event.
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