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** Melvin Manhoef Interview: Fighting March 28th - Open to fighting in UFC
Melvin appears to be fighting on March 28th, and willing to fight in the UFC!
Submitted Jan 26, 2009 2:45PM by kastro_316 - 9 comments
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UFC Seeks Greater Control Of Fighter Sponsorships
If plans it has go through soon, UFC may become quite the dictatorship with regards to fighter spnsor deals and money they make outside the Octagon while fattening its wallet in the process. UFC reportedly is considering a new business model requiring any company wanting to sponsor a fighter to work directly with UFC and contracts that give UFC access to some money that ALL fighters generate outside the Octagon.
Submitted Jan 26, 2009 10:47AM by DCRage - 28 comments
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Baroni Positive Regarding UFC Return
Phil Baroni hopes to make his return to the UFC later this year, if he can get the all-clear from his contract with ProElite. “I’d like to be fighting in the UFC. Its where I think I want to be. Fighting for Strikeforce is pretty good and so is Japan but I just want to be back on the big stage and not be a journeyman anymore,” he told Fighters Only.
Submitted Jan 25, 2009 1:53AM by MMAcca - 12 comments
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Tito Ortiz not going back to UFC with Dana White still in charge
Tito Ortiz (15-6-1) takes another step away from his UFC roots at Saturday night's "Affliction: Day of Reckoning" event in Anaheim, Calif. Still bound by a fight contract to the organization that gave him his start, Ortiz recently told TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), that he's excited to try his hand at MMA broadcasting, even though it's not for the UFC. "This will be my first step to get my feet wet and see how it is," Ortiz said. "I'm very, very excited."
Submitted Jan 25, 2009 1:51AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
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Tim Boetsch Vs Jason Brilz At UFC 96
A light heavyweight match-up has been confirmed for UFC 96 in Columbus, Ohio, as Tim Boetsch will return to action against Jason Brilz. The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Saturday by sources close to the fight. Tim Boetsch steps into the bout at UFC 96 with a cumulative 2-1 record in the Octagon, with his last fight taking place in September, which was a win over Michael Patt. He ended the fight in the first round by strikes, earning a TKO victory.
Submitted Jan 25, 2009 1:39AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
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Reese Andy Released By UFC
Another UFC fighter has gotten Das Boot in the last couple days, this time it's former IFL fighter Reese Andy. 2 losses in 2 UFC fights has him looking for work but his agent says they're going over offers from other promotions.
Submitted Jan 24, 2009 5:21PM by DCRage - 11 comments
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Jason MacDonald returns at UFC 97
Veteran UFC middleweight and Canadian fighter Jason MacDonald (21-11 MMA, 5-4 UFC) will return to action in April when the UFC heads to Montreal, Canada, for UFC 97. The UFC is in the process of finalizing an opponent for the 33-year-old Edmonton native. UFC 97 takes place April 18 at the Bell Centre and airs live on pay per view.
Submitted Jan 24, 2009 2:02PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
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Dana White: Phone call to BJ Penn during ‘Primetime Live’ was as real as it gets
“… if you saw the fallout with me and B.J. during [”Primetime Live”] — a lot of people thought that was contrived, but we don’t ******* fake anything here — it was all real. We could have done a behind the scenes of the behind the scenes on that one. It’s a great product. The end result was awesome. I think the cinematography is amazing. I think the storyline is great. It pumps you up when you watch it and gets you ready for what I call, just to let you know how big this fight is, it’s Haggler-Hearns, it’s Haggler-Leonard, it’s any of the big Tyson fights…. [Me and BJ] got into it a little bit. I’ve had a relationship with this kid for like 11 years. His brother described it best when he said we’re like a family. We’re a dysfunctional family sometimes, but we’re family. Not everybody agrees on everything, but it’s all good. I’m fond of B.J.. I’m fond of Georges. They’re both great guys and they’re both great athletes, and this is going to be a great fight. The whole thing with the phone call was just that all he needed to do was pick up the phone and say, ‘Everything’s good. I’m training.’ It would have avoided a lot of behind the scenes drama.”
Submitted Jan 24, 2009 1:59PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
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Georges St. Pierre vs BJ Penn 2 is the fight of a lifetime
“You’re lucky if you see three or four of these fights in your lifetime. Two of the best fighters in the world in their weight classes — both champions — facing each other both in their prime. I know I keep saying this every time we put on another event, but I think this is going to be the biggest one we’ve ever done (on pay-per-view). B.J. is going to go down in history as one of the greatest lightweights in history. Georges St. Pierre has the opportunity to possibly beat B.J. Penn for the second time and possibly move up and take on Anderson Silva at 185 pounds….. It’s not boxing where one guy moves up six weight classes because he’s only jumping up three or four pounds. To hold two different titles in two different weight classes with the big jump in this sport is a big deal and something to be proud of.”
Submitted Jan 24, 2009 1:26AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
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TJ Grant to Debut against Chonan at UFC 97
When most fighters learn they have finally received a coveted UFC invitation, their emotions can run the gamut, from incredulousness to joy. However, when Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, native T.J. Grant learned he had an offer to fight at UFC 97 on April 18 in Montreal, he tried to go back to sleep. Grant (13-2) is currently half a world away, training his muay Thai with teammate Ryan Jimmo at the famed Kaewsamrit Gym in Thailand, and when his manager/trainer, Scott MacLean, gave him the big news, he did not really believe it.
Submitted Jan 23, 2009 5:04PM by Wolfenstein - 6 comments
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A heavyweight bout for UFC 95 in London has been confirmed as Justin McCully will make his return to the Octagon to face British fighter, and UFC newcomer, Neil Grove, on the undercard of the show.
Submitted Jan 23, 2009 5:03PM by Wolfenstein - 2 comments
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Amir Sadollah off UFC Fight Night 17 card due to injury
Season seven winner of The Ultimate Fighter reality television show Amir Sadollah has been forced to pull out of a Feb. 7 at UFC Fight Night 17 vs. Nick Catone due to injury.
Submitted Jan 23, 2009 4:58PM by Wolfenstein - 19 comments
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Swick Injured, out at least 3 1/2 months
In recent weeks reports have circulated linking UFC welterweight competitor Mike Swick to potential fights vs. Anthony Johnson or Georges St. Pierre. While those fights still could happen at a later date, FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned that an aggravation of a foot injury will prevent the season one veteran of The Ultimate Fighter from accepting a bout for at least the next three and a half months.
Submitted Jan 23, 2009 4:56PM by Wolfenstein - 8 comments
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UFC Primetime: BJ Penn vs. GSP - Episode 2
BJ Penn is angry about how he was portrayed in the first episode, GSP brings in some all star training partners, among other things. Give it a look!
Submitted Jan 23, 2009 2:58PM by BrutalKnockOut - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Fight Camp / Team
Confirmed: Brock Vs. Frank UFC 98 (MGM)
Brock vs. Frank set for UFC 98 May 23. Look the **** out Frank. The big guy is coming. Who do you guys got?
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 8:54PM by JimmieDD - 44 comments
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Nate Loughran Injured, Will Not Fight At UFN 18
Although recent reports had him listed as a possible opponent for WEC import Nissen Osterneck at UFN 18, Nate Loughran's manager says Loughran will not be ready to fight and may be out until May or June. Loughran is recovering from a broken rib and cartillage damage.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 5:19PM by DCRage - 1 comment
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Hazelett Off UFC 96
There won't be any real "McLovin" at UFC 96 now-Dustin Hazelett, who was scheduled to face Ben Saunders at the event, is now off due to an injury sustained in training. Ryan Madigan, who will make his UFC debut at 96, is the replacement.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 5:17PM by DCRage - 11 comments
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Keith Jardine perhaps expected to lose at UFC 96 …
… at least that’s what he thinks, anyway, in a recent SI.com article: “I think [the UFC] is probably expecting me to lose. I think they’ve put me in other fights where they expected me to lose, but that didn’t happen. I guess I’m the guy they get to step in whenever they need somebody.” “The Dean of Mean” attempts to get his head wrapped around the thought process behind matching him up against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the main event at UFC 96 on March 1. It doesn’t make much sense on the surface, considering Jardine will not fight training partner, good friend and reigning division champion, Rashad Evans. And that’s a problem because the winner of the 205-pound bout between Jardine and Jackson would more than likely earn number one contender status. In fact, Jackson was already pegged to challenge Evans; however, the seven-week turnaround for “Sugar” between fights proved to be not enough time. Jardine has played spoiler twice before against big-name players in the division, including Forrest Griffin and Chuck Liddell. Can he pull off the hat trick at the Nationwide Arena?
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 4:25PM by SmileR - 11 comments
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Thiago Alves on the outs with the UFC?
Will be interesting to see how this pans out.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 4:23PM by BrutalKnockOut - 22 comments
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Coleman: I'll fight CroCop at light heavy
Mark Coleman says he would be happy to fight Mirko 'CroCop' Filopvic at UFC 99 in Cologne, Germany. But he says that the fight would have to take place at light-heavyweight as he does not intend to return to the heavyweight division.
Submitted Jan 22, 2009 3:42PM by babytater03 - 17 comments
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