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Herring ''First Punch Fractured Orbital''
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Heath Herring claims that the right hand that Brock Lesnar landed at the start of their fight last Saturday fractured his orbital bone and partially blinded him. He updated his profile on a major social networking site with a post detailing the causes and symptoms of orbital fractures. “The orbit is the bony structure around the eye. An orbital fracture usually occurs after some type of injury or a strike to the face,” he wrote. Later he spoke to MMA Mania and said that the blow from Lesnar had made him “start off right away blind”.
Submitted Aug 15, 2008 1:48PM by MMAcca - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Forrest Griffin and Mac Ganzig playing cops in the Tucker Max movie
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
UFC Light Heavyweight Champ Forrest Griffin and TUF 6 Champ Mac Danzig were down in Shreveport, Louisiana earlier this week on set of the movie “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell”. Griffin and Danzig have a small part in the film, playing cops in a movie based on the shenanigans of Tucker Max. For those that don’t know, Tucker Max was blogging about his drunken, womanizing exploits before the phrase “blogging” even existed. He turned his stories into a book deal and now is filming a movie based on his book/stories/life by the title “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell” FiveOuncesofPain.com is the first MMA site to bring you these pics, as they were leaked to us by a source on set. And next week we’ll be giving away signed copies of Tucker Max’s book “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell”.
Submitted Aug 15, 2008 1:46PM by TimW001 - 15 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
 
Donald Trump will always have a seat at Dana White’s table
(mmamania.com)
“I have a ton of respect for [Donald Trump]. When the Fertittas bought the UFC, most venues wouldn’t deal with us. We were outlaws. Our first event was at the Trump Taj Mahal, and Trump actually came to the fights. You’ll never hear me say a bad word about Donald Trump. He can have my seats anytime.” – UFC President Dana White — who is featured in the most recent edition of Playboy magazine — talks about just about everything, including his thoughts on Mark Cuban (HDNet Fights) and Donald Trump (Affliction MMA). He also touches on the HBO deal that never was, John McCain and Barrack Obama, boxing, ratings and the percieved violence of the sport. And of course, Tito Ortiz, calling him a “bigmouthed bitch, that clown.” Head over to WrestlingObserver.com for the annotated Cliffs Notes version of the sit-down. Or just go buy Playboy as soon as possible. You might actually get away with the “I read it for the articles” excuse on this one.
Submitted Aug 15, 2008 1:22AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nobody Will Fight Cain Velasquez
(f4wonline.com)
According to Bryan Alvarez, the UFC has still not found an opponent for Cain Velasquez at UFC 90: UFC sources say that despite reports of Cain Velasquez vs. Antoni Hardonk for the Chicago show, as of this morning, there was no opponent for Velasquez. Dave Meltzer recently noted that they are having a lot of trouble finding people to take fights against Velasquez. He is very good, but he has no name value yet, so fighters don't see any upside in facing him. Fabricio Werdum, the number one contender, is supposedly booked on this show against Junior dos Santos. This fight really makes no sense at all, it's a guy that is barely known to UFC fans against another that is completely unknown. If Werdum is the top contender, he should fight Velasquez on this show.
Submitted Aug 15, 2008 1:18AM by MMAcca - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Jackson Arraignment Postponed
(sherdog.com)
The arraignment of former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (Pictures) has been postponed Friday pending further investigation into his July 15 arrest in Costa Mesa, Calif. Jackson was arrested on suspicion of felony evading, reckless driving and hit-and-run charges following a chase by authorities that saw elite fighter’s Ford pick-up truck bounce off other vehicles, jump street medians and swerve onto sidewalks, which “caused pedestrians to flee in terror,” according to a Costa Mesa police department report.
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 8:17PM by ncordless - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, General MMA, UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Demian Maia Interview
(tatame.com)
With three submissions in three bouts in UFC, Demian Maia now is 7-0 in MMA, but in his las fight he had more trouble to finish Jason MacDonald. For the first time ever, Demian needed three rounds to beat his opponent, but it’s not bad at all. Speaking to TATAME.com, the BJJ black belt chat about his last fight, the training with Wanderlei Silva and Rafael Alejarra, the plans for the extra money with the best submission of the night and his next fight in UFC. Check below the complete interview with Demian Maia.
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 2:55PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Morris-Brilz Set for UFC Fight Night 15
(mmaontap.com)
Australia native Brad Morris will make the drop down to the light heavyweight division to face UFC newcomer Jason Brilz when the Ultimate Fighting Championship travels to Omaha, Nebraska for UFC Fight Night 15 on September 17th. Sources close to the fight informed MMA on Tap that both fighters had recently agreed to meet. The fight is expected to take place as one of the event’s non-televised preliminary bouts.
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 2:52PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Amir Sadollah’s Return
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Ultimate Fighter Season 7 winner Amir Sadollah is preparing for his first fight since defeating C.B. Dalloway in the finals on June 21. Sadollah said that he’ll be fighting again in September or - more likely - October. At this point, the opponent is not known. One question Sadollah did answer for certain though is which weight class he’ll be fighting at. I’ll be fighting at middleweight. I will not be dropping to 170,” said Sadollah. Sadollah has also moved from Virginia to Las Vegas to train at - where else - Xtreme Couture.
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 2:46PM by MMAcca - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
PENN WILL HOLD ONTO LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE FOR NOW
(mmaweekly.com)
Not before and not since Dan Henderson won the Pride 183-pound and 205-pound titles has a fighter in a major organization held two belts in two weight classes simultaneously, but it appears current Ultimate Fighting Championship 155-pound king, B.J. Penn, will try to do that very thing as he sets his sites on welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre later this year. But what does that mean for the 155-pound weight class and the lightweight championship if Penn is off fighting for another title in a different division? "B.J.'s not vacating the 155-pound title,” according to UFC president Dana White following UFC 87 in Minnesota last weekend. Of course this puts possibly the deepest weight class in all the UFC on hold for an indefinite amount of time as Penn and St. Pierre aren’t likely to clash before late December and the lightweight title could be out of the picture until some time deep into 2009.
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 2:37PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Quote of the Day: Dana White Trashes Tim Sylvia
(sports.yahoo.com)
"He’s not the best pound-for-pound fighter, not even close, but he’s one of the four or five best heavyweights...But we all have to thank him for getting rid of Tim Sylvia. He’d been stinking out the joint the last couple of years and Fedor did everyone a favor by beating him so easily and getting rid of him." -- Dana White, in a new Kevin Iole column, thanking Emelianenko for "getting rid" of Sylvia. Interestingly, Emelianenko somewhat corroborates White's assessment by saying he doesn't consider himself the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world either. Oh yeah, so much for Sylvia returning to the Octagon to finish out his career. I suspect White might be holding his tongue in the event Arlovski returns, however.
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 2:34PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Randy Couture’s Pricetag: $6-10 Million
(cagepotato.com)

I’d love for the UFC to step up and make the fight [with Fedor Emelianenko] happen. It has the potential to be the biggest mixed martial arts fight to date…It has the potential to do 700,000+ pay-per-view buys which is a helluva lotta money. I think 6-10 [million should be the salary] for each of us and they’re still gonna make a boatload of money on top of that.
Now I am beginning to believe that this fight will never happen. No way any promoter can make it happen at that price tag.
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 1:15PM by rycanto - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations
 
Matt Hughes: "It's Going To Be Serra In January Or February"
(mmamania.com)
According to Matt Hughes, it seems like his long-awaited (and delayed due to injuries) showdown with Matt Serra will likely happen in January or February. Hughes feels like it'll be January but that depends on if his knee will need surgery.
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 6:46AM by DCRage - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Burkman and Pete Sell signed for UFC 90 bout
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighter 4" middleweight contestant Pete "Drago" Sell (7-4 MMA, 1-4 UFC) will drop to welterweight to fight "TUF 1" alumnus Josh Burkman (9-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC) at October's UFC 90 event. Sources close to both fighters today confirmed the upcoming bout with MMAjunkie.com and said that bout agreements were recently signed.
Submitted Aug 13, 2008 6:32PM by SmileR - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Clementi To Fight At UFC 90
(fightline.com)
UFC lightweight Rich Clementi has announced he will be fighting at UFC 90 in Chicago. The news comes via Rich's MySpace page. An opponent was not named. Clementi is currently riding a six-fight winning streak with recent wins over Terry Etim, Sam Stout, and his rival Melvin Guillard. Clementi was a cast member of "TUF: The Comeback" in 2006. Although he started out his career in the UFC a little rocky, Clementi's impressive performances of late have to put him in the upper echelon of lightweight talent in the UFC.
Submitted Aug 13, 2008 1:42PM by MMAcca - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Quick Quote: GSP Done For The Year?
(mmamania.com)
It seems like everyone is expecting Georges St. Pierre vs. BJ Penn at 170 to headline the final UFC PPV of the year. Everyone except maybe GSP, who says he may call it a year now to rest & mentally recharge.
Submitted Aug 13, 2008 10:48AM by DCRage - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Serra: Pete Sell vs. Josh Burkman At 170
(mmamania.com)
According to his mentor/coach Matt Serra, Pete Sell will be dropping to 170 to face Josh Burkman at UFC 90. This would mark a second weight drop for Sell as he previously dropped from 205 to 185 in the past.
Submitted Aug 13, 2008 10:45AM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
For Penn, Lightweight is Right Weight
(sherdog.com)
B.J. Penn’s clearly excited about the prospect of rematching UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre in December, but the prospect of the bout reveals far more potential downside than payoff for Penn, and the sport itself.
Submitted Aug 12, 2008 6:51PM by Muay-Thai_Mogwai - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Massenzio plans to apply constant pressure during UFC debut
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
FiveOuncesOfPain.com broke the news several weeks ago that top East Coast prospect and former IFL middleweight Mike Massenzio had signed a four fight contract with the UFC and that he’s set to debut against Drew McFedries at UFC Fight Night 15 on Sept. 17. Massenzio’s bout is currently slated to make the Spike TV portion of the card, which will be telecast as a lead-in for the eighth season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” It’s somewhat ironic that he’ll be debuting during a TUF premiere night considering he was recruited to be a part of the cast for TUF 7. But the UFC wasn’t alone in their desire for Massenzio. He has been on the radar of talent evaluators for several national organizations after amassing a 10-1 record in MMA following a standout wrestling career in Junior College.
Submitted Aug 12, 2008 4:53PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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