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Quick Quote: Anthony Johnson is Greedy
If UFC were ever to have an openweight division, Anthony Johnson would eagerly participate. He recently said that he wants to go after anyone holding a belt after he captures the UFC Welterweight Title.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 2:00PM by DCRage - 20 comments
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Brandon Vera: Dan Henderson, Wanderlei Silva and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou turned down UFC Fight Night 14 offers
“They offered me Dan Henderson, Wanderlei Silva, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Lyoto Machida and then Reese Andy. I turned down Machida. He’s not someone you take on short notice. You gotta get ready for Machida. The other fighters turned down the other fights so that’s how we came to Reese.” Heavyweight-turned light heavyweight, Brandon Vera, reveals a personal behind the scenes take on what went down in the scramble to put together UFC Fight Night 14: “Silva vs. Irvin” on short notice to counter the Affliction “Banned” show that same evening (July 19). It appears that there were a lot of names and potential match ups swirling; however, not everyone was comfortable competing with little time to prepare. James Irvin — who takes on Anderson Silva in the main event — recently told MMAmania.com that four fighters turned down offers to take on “Spider” before he was approached.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 10:23AM by SmileR - 19 comments
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James Irvin says Anderson Silva’s clinch isn’t real technical (video)
It might not be technical but it sure is deadly right Ace
Submitted Jul 13, 2008 9:19PM by Porch28 - 14 comments
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Frankie Edgar talks cutting weight, staying at 155 lbs.
There has been plenty of talk since Frankie Edgar’s loss to Gray Maynard at UFC Fight Night 13 that Edgar may be too small for 155 lbs. When we interviewed Edgar after that bout he said that he intended on staying at 155 and was looking to actually put on some weight to make him a little bit stronger and give him more size. Edgar has been blogging for USA Today leading up to his fight against Hermes Franca at UFC 87 on August 9 and he’s sticking to that plan according to his latest entry:
Submitted Jul 13, 2008 9:11PM by Porch28 - 2 comments
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New UFC Video Game Trailer
On Spike TV Monday night.
Submitted Jul 13, 2008 6:26PM by tlangley - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Affliction VP Wants to work with UFC
Less than a week away from Affliction's debut show "Banned," Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio is unfazed by UFC president Dana White's recent verbal outburst. In fact, he's committed to Affliction and UFC at some point working together to create unified champions in all the sport's weight classes.
Submitted Jul 13, 2008 4:42PM by iwannabesedated - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC
Dale Hartt Is Ready To Entertain You
Is Dale Hartt (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) the future of MMA? Hartt will not bring an impressive amateur wrestling resume to his bout with Shannon Gugerty at UFC Fight Night 14 this Saturday night. There will be no discussion of Hartt's Brazilian jiu-jitsu world titles -- no talk of any highlight-reel knockouts in Muay-Thai. Yet the 29-year-old Hartt told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he has been focused on MMA since its beginning. "I watched the first UFC, and ever since then all I've wanted to do is mixed martial arts," Hartt said. "I trained in Florida before I started training in Bangor, (Maine), with Marcus (Davis). I did Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and I did Muay-Thai. I wrestled a little bit. But everything I did, I did because I wanted to fight MMA. I never wanted to be a jiu-jitsu guy. I never wanted to be a Muay-Thai guy. I always wanted to be an MMA guy."
Submitted Jul 13, 2008 9:55AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
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Sam Stout vs Terry Etim UFC 89 fight on the horizon
Sam Stout (13-4-1) and Terry Etim (10-2) will likely throw leather in a lightweight scrap at UFC 89: “Leben vs. Bisping” at The National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham, England, on October 18. Shawn Tompkins — who is Stout’s striking coach at XTreme Couture and just so happens to date his sister — revealed the potential 155-pound match up in a recent interview with FCFighter.com. Here’s a snip from Tompkins: “Sam Stout just re-signed with the UFC. They gave him another four fight deal, and it looks like he’ll be fighting October 18th in the London, England show against Terry Etim, who just fought Rich Clementi. They were going to try to make that fight happen (with Taylor) but I think Taylor decided he can’t make the 155 division so he’s going to stay at 170. Were itching to get Sam back in there, he’s pretty much had the whole summer off.” “Hands of Stone” dropped a controversial split decision to Rich Clementi his last time out at UFC 83: “Serra vs St. Pierre 2? in front of his hometown Canada crowd. Prior to that showing, Stout bounced back from a “Fight of the Year” candidate bout in which he lost a unanimous decision to Spencer Fisher to outpoint Per Eklund on all three judges scorecards at UFC 80: “Rapid Fire” earlier this year.
Submitted Jul 13, 2008 8:28AM by SmileR - 4 comments
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Anthony Johnson ‘Ready to Rumble’ with Kevin Burns
There are a lot of up and coming MMA fighters out there with solid records. Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and his 5-1 record with three (T)KO’s is one of them. Thus, if you were going on just that then he might get lost in the shuffle with every other fighter that has put up good numbers to start their career. But if you saw Johnson in his last bout against former TUF 6 finalist Tom Speer then you know that he is anything but just another in a long list of up and coming fighters to watch.
Submitted Jul 13, 2008 12:30AM by MMAcca - 13 comments
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New Interview from "Big" John McCarthy
Get every interview done by Penny Buffington on Here is part of the interview of "Big" John done by Penny Buffington: ” The Association of Boxing governs all of the commissions throughout North America. We are trying to get things done as far as certification and education of judges and referees. They will actually have to go through a course. Prove that they know what they are doing. What they are supposed to do in a certain situations and know what the fighters are doing. They are going to have to prove all that. When that is in place, that’s a big step forward for the sport.” - "Big" John Get the full interview as well as many more on
Submitted Jul 12, 2008 4:57PM by AllKnowin1 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA
Tomasz Drwal Off UFC 87
Tomasz Drwal, who was to have faced IFL veteran Andre Gusmao at UFC 87, is now off for unknown as-of-yet reasons. Unbeaten prospect Razak Al-Hussan is expected to be the replacement.
Submitted Jul 12, 2008 4:55PM by DCRage - 6 comments
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UFC's Silva gives advice to fighters
"I'm looking for a well-rounded athletic fighter, but the most important thing to me is record," said Joe Silva, the UFC's vice president of talent relations. "It's very frustrating in my job. I don't look for victims. I pride myself in making competitive matchups."
Submitted Jul 12, 2008 3:37PM by Wolfenstein - 9 comments
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Fight Biz Quote: Joe Silva
There are times Joe Silva sits in front of his video screen and can't believe what he sees. Much of it he calls "wacky stuff," like the guy who said he'd "never actually fought, but I'm a professional rodeo rider, and I think I could do this." Or the video from a pair of brothers who claimed to hate each other and wanted to settle their feud in the octagon. "I'm like, 'yeah, we don't do that,' " Silva said.
Submitted Jul 12, 2008 9:38AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
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An older, wiser Melvin Guillard
What does a brash, boisterous, 25-year-old do when handed a bonus check for $60,000? "My money's sitting in the bank," UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard (22-7-2 MMA, 4-3 UFC) proudly proclaimed.
Submitted Jul 12, 2008 7:25AM by Porch28 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Would Gamburyan fight at featherweight?
Manny Gamburyan is one of the smaller fighters in the UFC’s lightweight division. With the recent popularity of the featherweight ranks and - of course - Urijah Faber, Gamburyan would seem to be a natural to compete at 145. Also, he would have a much quicker path to a title shot.
Submitted Jul 12, 2008 7:22AM by Porch28 - 7 comments
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Koscheck talks UFC 86 win and fighting future
Coming off an impressive, dominating performance over Chris "Lights Out" Lytle at UFC 86, Josh Koscheck sets his sights on his next challenge and addresses rumors of him possibly going down to the lightweight division to fight BJ Penn.
Submitted Jul 12, 2008 7:20AM by Porch28 - 5 comments
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Sam Stout to collide with Terry Etim @ UFC 89
With rumors of Sam Stout fighting Paul Kelly at ufc 89 being derailed by a matchup between Marcus Davis and Paul Kelly, Shawn Tompkins, Stout's longtime trainer, has confirmed a matchup between Sam Stout and Terry Etim who are both coming off a loss to Rich Clementi.
Submitted Jul 12, 2008 1:42AM by ufc88 - 8 comments
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James Irvin: Quinton Jackson, Scott Smith Hit Harder Than Anderson Silva
“I just don’t see myself losing,” Irvin said. “I’m expecting to take a lot of damage. I’m expecting to eat a lot of his shots, but I’ve sparred and trained with guys who hit a lot harder than he hits. I’d rather take three or four of his punches than fight someone like Quinton Jackson, who will just knock you out with either hand. “I don’t think he has that kind of knockout power. I really don’t think he does. I’m not taking anything away from him, because he’s so well-rounded, but I don’t think he has that heavy handed punching power that someone like Scott Smith or Quinton Jackson does.”
Submitted Jul 11, 2008 10:58PM by Wolfenstein - 29 comments
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A recovering Marcus Davis agrees to UFC 89 bout with Paul Kelly
Intresting read. I already know it's posted that he's accepted the fight. But, this also talks about Marcus being seriously injured before the Mike Swick fight.
Submitted Jul 11, 2008 10:21PM by whardin19 - 4 comments
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Tim Credeur vs. Cale Yarbrough a late addition to July 19 UFC event
A fight between "The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest" cast members Tim Credeur (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Cale Yarbrough (0-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) that was originally scheduled for the show's live finale on June 21 will instead take place next week at UFC Fight Night 14. The original match-up was scratched just hours before the event when Credeur failed a drug test due to his prescription for Adderall. But today he exclusively told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he has passed a preliminary drug test and that the fight has been green lit for UFC Fight Night 14.
Submitted Jul 11, 2008 8:40PM by babalu2720 - 9 comments
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