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News: Matt Hughes set to fight Matt Serra after Alves
(dreamfighters.com)
both camps are now setting negociations that will result in a fight between Matt Hughes and Matt Serra. However, Matt Hughes must win against Thiago Alves first.
Submitted Jun 2, 2008 12:01PM by kastro_316 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
UFC 85: Marcus Davis expects a knockout
(mmaweekly.com)
Marcus Davis is perhaps the most underrated fighter in the welterweight division right now. A contestant on season two of “The Ultimate Fighter,” he has become one of the most improved fighters in the sport today. When Davis first started in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, he was known mostly as a boxer, but has improved his jiu-jitsu game substantially since. He will look to continue his ride at UFC 85 against another Ultimate Fighter alumna, Mike “Quick” Swick. Knowing he was going to fight Swick pretty early on, Davis has been preparing for a while. “I had a feeling the fight was going to happen way back at the UFC that happened at Ohio,” Davis commented. “I had already been offered the contract to fight Mike Swick, and I signed it. Since then, I've been focusing on this fight. I'm ready to get in and get it over with.” Since The Ultimate Fighter, Davis has increased his strength and stamina tremendously and it has shown in his last few fights. The “Irish Hand Grenade” is looking to beef up even more for this fight. “This is the longest training camp I had ever. I wanted to gain muscle mass. The heaviest I got was 193 pounds, but it was 193 pounds with eight percent body fat.”
Submitted Jun 2, 2008 9:21AM by SmileR - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Wiman- Are You A Believer?
(uk.ufc.com)
For men of faith like Matt Wiman, the quarter inch surgical tape and gauze that constitute the wrap beneath hands donning 5 ounce fingerless gloves are symbols of a path that he merely is on, not directing. The Christian pugilist is not a new species of athlete, but merely one that reveals a newer dimension when presented to the world.
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 9:11AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fabricio Werdum – A Future on The Line
(uk.ufc.com)
30. It’s the age when some athletes start to feel a few more aches and pains than they used to, when the reaction time isn't what it used to be and when they start to lose a little bit off the fastball. It’s a scary time. Strangely though, history has shown that heavyweight fighters – whether boxers or mixed martial artists – don’t start to peak until they hit that milestone, and if his last bout with Gabriel Gonzaga is any indication, that’s good news for heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum, who takes on highly-touted Brandon Vera on June 7th on London’s UFC 85 card.
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 9:08AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Catching Up With Dan Henderson
(mmaontap.com)
Former PRIDE middleweight and welterweight champion Dan Henderson talks to MMARated.com hosts Ariel Helwani and UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste in terms of what his future career holds. Interesting tidbits that Henderson discusses includes a planned bout against Rich Franklin
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 8:29AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 84 OFFICIAL GATE AND ATTENDANCE TOTALS
(mmaweekly.com)
The gate and attendance figures for UFC 84 were released by Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer on Friday. The event featured lightweight champion B.J. Penn successfully defending his belt against former titleholder Sean Sherk.
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 8:13AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Jason Day ‘Count’ down to ‘Dooms’ day Michael Bisping UFC 85 fight (Part IV)
(mmamania.com)
The grind is over. Today was the last day of conditioning for my upcoming middleweight fight with Michael Bisping at the O2 Arena in London, England, on June 7. It is always a weird feeling to be done with the grind — all those weeks of intense training are done and now it is time to put it to the test. I had an awesome last week of training. There were no snags … I just put my nose to the grindstone.
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 7:17AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Karo Parisyan added to UFC 87
(mmanews.com)
MMAJunkie.com is reporting that Karo "The Heat" Parisyan has been added to UFC 87: Seek and Destroy. Parisyan informed Junkie himself yesterday that he will be part of the card. An opponent for the top ranked welterweight has not been announced. Parisyan will be looking to come back after a tough loss at the hands of Thiago Alves in April during UFN 13. George Sotiropoulos was scheduled to be Parisyan's opponent but was forced out of the bout due to injury.
Submitted May 31, 2008 2:18PM by jae_1833 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Inevitability Works Until It Doesn't
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC's entire PR strategy regarding Elite XC on CBS, Affliction, and all other companies is to dismiss them as irrelevent. Dana seems to believe that by calling UFC the equivalent of Nascar, it makes it true: "It's like us sitting on my couch on a Saturday afternoon watching NASCAR, okay? We're watching NASCAR and I'm like, "Holy ****, look at all the people that are at that race. They must be making a lot of money. They've got a network deal with Fox, too. You know what we should do? We should get a couple of their drivers and go out and start our own race league, and we'll compete head to head with NASCAR."
Submitted May 31, 2008 8:18AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC confirms Herring vs Lesnar for UFC 87
(ufc.com)
Directly from UFC.COM Heath "The Texas Crazy Horse" Herring will compete against UFC newcomer Brock Lesnar at UFC 87 in Minnesota on Saturday, August 9th 2008. Herring (28-13, 1 no contest) replaces UFC hall of famer Mark Coleman, who was forced to withdraw from the UFC 87 bout due to a knee injury. UFC 87 is headlined by the UFC Welterweight Championship bout between Georges St-Pierre and Jon Fitch, and the highly-anticipated lightweight showdown between Kenny Florian and Minnesota’s own Roger Huerta.
Submitted May 30, 2008 12:08AM by jae_1833 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cung Le Comments On A Potential Matchup Against Anderson Silva
(fightline.com)
Cung Le is coming off of the biggest win of his career, a victory over MMA legend Frank Shamrock. Le recently sat down with our friends over atMMAFrenzy to discuss the win, and his future. Of note, was Le's thoughts on fighting UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva: I feel my promoter is open to do a co-promotion, but I know the UFC isn’t willing to do one, but I am sure that Dana White can come in and borrow me for one fight, but of course he has to pay my promoter something. I’m sure something can be worked out, if the fans really want that fight, and if Dana could make it happen I am sure my promoter Scott Coker would be open to it. When asked how Le thinks he would fair in a fight with Silva, Le was humble as always. I am going to answer you like if I was asked if I would beat Frank, I don’t know. I didn’t know if I was going to beat Frank, I don’t know if I would beat Anderson if I fought him. The only way I would find out if I could beat him is to fight him. To all my opponents, doesn’t matter if it is Mike Altman my first MMA fight, to an Anderson Silva, who is pound for pound the best in the world, I respect them all the same. They are martial artists and they train, they live the martial arts lifestyle. I have respect for all my martial arts brothers out there, and then if we step into the cage, then we step in the cage, which then is do our best to win.
Submitted May 29, 2008 11:05PM by SmileR - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
 
Sokoudjou Explains Why He Called Out ‘Shogun’ Rua
(cagepotato.com)

“I would love to fight that guy. I’ve tried to fight him ever since I fought in Pride and he’s been ducking me. Shogun has been ducking me since the Pride days. Shogun’s camp told me that to fight him, I had to fight [Evangelista] Cyborg [Santos] first. I told them I want to fight Shogun, not Cyborg, and then Pride went away and now he’s in the UFC and he hasn’t fought for a minute. I know he got injured for his last fight, but I think by the time I’m ready to fight again hopefully he should be ready and will take the fight.”
Well, now he’s gone and done it. It was one thing to subtly call out “Shogun” on the UFC broadcast, but if the storied history of Chute Boxe in Pride has taught us anything it’s that accusing a Brazilian of ducking you is the quickest way to send him into a murderous rage. Who knows, it might just the motivation that the oft-injured Rua needs to get back in the Octagon. No way can he let this slide.
Submitted May 29, 2008 7:20PM by juanez13 - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Hughes brothers set for UFC reunion
(mmaweekly.com)
It has been more than eight years since former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes and twin brother Mark have competed in mixed martial arts at the same event. That era, however, may soon come to an end. Matt, in a pre-fight media conference call for UFC 85 on Thursday, was posed a question he didn’t expect, that being about the possibility of his brother returning to the Octagon. “This is an unexpected question,” said Matt, the elder brother – by five minutes – of the Hughes twins. “I do know that Mark is going to sign a contract with the UFC where he won't compete for anybody else. And that'd be right here coming up. That's all I can really tell you. That's all I can really comment on,” Mark sports a 6-2 professional record in MMA, including a win at UFC 28, but hasn’t competed in nearly five years. Apparently poised for a return, Matt says that Mark doesn’t have a fight lined up yet, but is adamant about his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, a place Matt has called home for several years. “There's no fight scheduled (for Mark), but he is going to sign a contract with the UFC to fight for them and nobody else."
Submitted May 29, 2008 3:39PM by SmileR - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Josh Neer vs. Nate Diaz in works for UFC Fight Night 14
(mmajunkie.com)
Josh Neer (24-6-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) and "The Ultimate Fighter 6" winner Nate Diaz (9-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) will likely meet at UFC Fight Night 14 in September. A source close to one of the fighters told MMAjunkie.com about the lightweight fight and said bout agreements are expected to be signed shortly. The fight has been rumored for the better part of a month. UFC Fight Night 14, which airs on Spike TV, takes place Sept. 17 and serves as a lead-in for the eighth season of "The Ultimate Fighter."
Submitted May 29, 2008 11:07AM by SmileR - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Amir Sadollah's TUF 7 blog Episode 9
(punch.freedomblogging.com)
Check out what Amir had to say about last night's TUF episode:
Submitted May 29, 2008 9:48AM by PunchyMcGee - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Its Over...Ortiz Confrims He Will Not Return To The UFC
(mmaweekly.com)
During an appearance on MMAWeekly Radio Wednesday night, Ortiz says he is “100%” that he will not return to the UFC.
Submitted May 29, 2008 6:50AM by slappywhite - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Brown Vs Matt Aroyo - TUF 7 Finale
(mmamania.com)
It’s another battle of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) contestants as season six alumnus Matt “No Regard” Arroyo (3-1) is scheduled to face season seven’s Matt Brown (6-6) on The Ultimate Fighter 7 finale at The Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at 9 p.m. ET on SpikeTV. MMAmania.com exclusively learned of the welterweight bout earlier this evening.
Submitted May 29, 2008 1:30AM by MMAcca - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC confirms Kevin Burns vs. Roan Carneiro for UFC 85
(mmajunkie.com)
As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported earlier this week, UFC newcomer Kevin Burns (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will replace Ryo Chonan (14-8 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 85, where he'll take on Roan Carneiro (12-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC) in a preliminary bout. The UFC today confirmed the bout. The reason for Chonan's departure from the card wasn't originally known, but according to UFC.com, he suffered a rib injury while preparing for the bout. Burns, an Iowa-based fighter, has posted stoppages in all five of his career victories -- three by way of submission. Earlie this month, he knocked out Bobby Voelker for the Victory Fighting Championship interim welterweight title. He'll now take on Carneiro, a member of the Florida-based American Top Team who most recently defeated Tony DeSouza at UFC 79. "He is an extremely tough opponent with great wrestling skills and top positioning," Burns stated. "He is definitely looking to take his fights to the ground and look for the submission. He has also fought some of the toughest in the world."
Submitted May 28, 2008 10:07PM by SmileR - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva: “This victory is ours”
(graciemag.com)
My greatest joy was without a doubt to be able to bring happiness to those of you who never gave up on believing in me. My true friends, now we have been redeemed. I spent the day reading and re-reading the messages from you on the internet. You have no idea how happy I am. I am certain any fighter would love to have fans like you. I went through three hard months, training for this fight, and it wasn’t just once or twice that the messages from you uplifted me and stimulated me to keep on training intensely. This fight was decisive. I was under a lot of pressure. I had to win by all means. But at these tough times I could see you guys were with me. To have the affection of you guys on my side is an honor, it is priceless. I was very moved and felt like crying after the win. Thank God I cry from happiness. At that moment I thought of all of you excited by this so long-awaited moment!! Now you can also talk to me on MySpace (myspace.com/wanderleisilva). Here I’ll be able to get to know you better. I haven’t the words to thank you enough for the strength you have given me. Let’s beat our chests and celebrate with much joy, because this victory is ours!! Thank you so much.” -UFC light heavyweight Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva sends a personal message to his fans via his after defeating Keith Jardine at UFC 84: Ill Will in just 36 seconds.
Submitted May 28, 2008 7:02PM by SmileR - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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