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Nightmare comes to UFC 2009 Undisputed
Diego "Nightmare" Sanchez is the latest confirmed addition to the UFC 2009 Undisputed roster. Video and still Images on IGN.com. On a side note- I can't remember the last time I was so impatient for a game to get released. Hurry up already!
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 11:12PM by bojangalz - 9 comments
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Into The Crow's Nest - An Exclusive Conversation With David Loiseau
411's Todd Bergman recently had the opportunity to speak with UFC veteran David "The Crow" Loiseau. Among the topics discussed were David's past UFC fights, his return to the Octagon, training, Evan Tanner, the GSP/BJ Penn situation, and the origin of his nickname among other things. This is a candid interview from one of the world's most popular and exciting fighters. Yes, I am the guy who did this interview!
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 2:20PM by tberg420 - 8 comments
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Etim Doing His Homework On Newcomer Brian Cobb
Terry Etim may be fighting a relatively unknown quantity in the shape of UFC debutant Brian Cobb on Saturday night, but he wasn’t born yesterday. Cobb - who has a solid wrestling background and has won most of his fights by submission - told UFC.com yesterday that he is looking to stand and bang with Thai boxer Etim on Saturday night, but the Liverpool fighter is not buying that for a minute.
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 1:57PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
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Couture interview
Randy Couture interviewed at fashion show about UFC 99 and Cro Cop fight at about 1:10 into video
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 1:57PM by Shawn91111 - 0 comments
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Gouveia focused on Marquardt and possible title shot with a win
Wilson Gouveia trains at one of the best MMA training camps in the world, American Top Team. But even with the star-studded roster at ATT, almost every fighter there will point to Gouveia as the most talented fighter in the camp. Gouveia has tried to cultivate that talent in the light heavyweight division and had early success. After a loss to Keith Jardine in his first UFC bout, he rattled off four wins in a row before running into a speed bump that goes by the name Goran Reljic.
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 1:56PM by MMAcca - 12 comments
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Rory Markham: “Pat Miletich invests himself 100 percent, he is the best trainer in the world”
At every UFC show, there is one fight designated by matchmaker Joe Silva as a potential show stealer. At UFC 95 this Saturday in London, the match expected to set the night on fire is Rory Markham against hometown star Dan Hardy. Hardcore fans know all about Markham’s penchant for amazing fights-UFC fans got a taste for the first time with his dynamic knockout of Brodie Farber at UFC Fight Night 14 this past July.
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 1:52PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
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Jon ‘Bones’ Jones: It’s not who you know, it’s how hard you work
I kind of had the impression they gave Stephan (Bonnar) the fight against me to give him a good comeback fight, fighting a guy who’s inexperienced. I didn’t want to be anyone’s stepping stone so I decided to reach out and grab this opportunity and make Stephan Bonnar my stepping stone … I knew beating Stephan would be gigantic for me. I believe you really don’t need the biggest name coaches to be successful in your career. I’m out here in a little small town in upstate New York, there is no one on my coaching staff you’ve ever heard of, but we know how to work hard and we know how to push ourselves. We proved it. You don’t need the big names to be successful. Electrifying light heavyweight prospect Jon Jones talks to host Larry Pepe on MMAmania.com’s exclusive presentation of Pro MMA Radio regarding his impressive win over Stephan Bonnar at UFC 94 “St. Pierre vs. Penn 2? on January 31. The national Junior College Champion out of Iowa Central Community College dropped out of school to pursue a career in mixed martial arts and is dispelling the myth that you have to align yourself with one of the big name training camps in order to be successful in MMA. It’s hard to argue with a guy who continues to consistently perform at his level at just 21 years of age. For the audio replay of Jones’ appearance click
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 12:42PM by SmileR - 5 comments
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Final UFC 97 Card Revealed
That sure didn't take long...just 2 days after UFC officials successfully negotiated a deal to keep UFC 97 in Montreal, the full card has been revealed. 5 fights are scheduled to air on PPV headlined by UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva vs. Thales Leites.
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 11:28AM by DCRage - 14 comments
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Kenny Florian / Kevin Kearns Seminar March 22nd in TORONTO
For any fans in Ontario or Northern US Kenny Florian and Kevin Kearns Seminar March 22nd. Two seminars and $100 for each and you get 3 Kearns DVDs for free which are worth $65 total. Decent deal. Wanted to pass it along..
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 10:50AM by JimmieDD - 1 comment
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Couture At UFC 99: Promoting, Not Fighting
According to a source close to Randy Couture, the former UFC Champion will not be fighting at UFC 99 as previously rumored due to movie commitments and need for a proper 8 week training camp. Couture will, however, assist the UFC in a yet-undefined promotional role for the event.
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 6:40AM by DCRage - 4 comments
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UFC 99 - Penn Vs Florian Headlines, CroCop/Couture Not On Card
Randy Couture is not fighting Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filopovic at UFC 99 in Germany, Fighters Only can confirm. Rumours emerged today that the former heavyweight champion would be fighting the Croatian kick boxer on the UFC’s first venture into continental Europe. But Fighters Only’s source says that Couture is not interested in fighting Filopovic on the June card, and has declined to appear on the June card at all. The same source said that BJ Penn will headline UFC 99 in a lightweight title defence against Kenny Florian.
Submitted Feb 18, 2009 5:16PM by MMAcca - 24 comments
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''Bisping Is One Fight From A Title Shot''
Michael Bisping is just one fight away from being thrown into the middleweight title mix, according to UFC president Dana White. Speaking to Fighters Only recently, White revealed that "people keep asking, when is he going to fight Anderson Silva?" "Mike's a great fighter, we saw that when we first came to the UK and first met him," he said. "But things take time, you got to build a guy up and give him his time.
Submitted Feb 18, 2009 5:08PM by MMAcca - 12 comments
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UFC 99 - Wanderlei Silva Vs Rich Franklin
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to make its German debut on June 13 at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne. While several fights have been rumored for the event over the past couple of months, most have not come to fruition. MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday, however, was able to confirm through multiple independent sources that former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin and former Pride 205-pound champion Wanderlei Silva have agreed to fight each other at UFC 99. Franklin has fought his last two bouts at light heavyweight, returning to the division after running into a brick wall named Anderson Silva at middleweight. Even though Wanderlei Silva's fights in the UFC have all been at 205-pounds to this point, he has made public his intention of wanting to move down to the 185-pound division. "I talk with (UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva and... say no problem, I'm down for 185? He say, no problem," Silva said in a recent interview with MMAWeekly.com, but adding, "I could fight in both divisions; I could fight 185 and 205." It appears that he may not fight at either weight come June 13. Though it is too soon for bout agreements, sources have indicated that Franklin and Silva have agreed to face each other at a catch weight somewhere in the neighborhood of 195 pounds.
Submitted Feb 18, 2009 3:43PM by MMAcca - 41 comments
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UFC announces TV deal to broadcast in France
The Ultimate Fighting Championship's European invasion shows no signs of slowing down. As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) reported on Saturday, the German station DSF will begin airing UFC-related content, including past episodes of "UFC Unleashed" and major pay-per-view events, next month. Now, the UFC has announced a similar deal with RTL9 that will open the organization up to more than 14 million French-language homes across France and other European and African locales.
Submitted Feb 18, 2009 3:09PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
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Dana White looking to bolster UFC talent roster
Some big name fighters have been linked to the UFC in the past few months. In a recent conversation with Dana White, he commented on the status of the fighters. To start, the UFC is looking to bring in some Japanese talent to the promotion. They are very close to a new deal with Caol Uno, with published reports indicating he could return to the UFC at UFC 99. The UFC has also expressed major interest in both Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto and Satoshi Ishii. However, one guy White has not had discussions with is the former PRIDE lightweight champion Takanori Gomi. “I haven’t talked with Gomi,” stated White.
Submitted Feb 18, 2009 1:43PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
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UFC 95 weigh in event details and information for ‘Sanchez vs Stevenson’
The official weigh-in event for UFC 95: “Sanchez vs. Stevenson” is set to take place at the Dominion Theatre (268-269 Tottenham Court Road) in London, England, on Friday, Feb. 20. It is currently scheduled to air LIVE on UFC.com via streaming video. The first fighter is expected to tip the scale at 4 p.m. local time.
Submitted Feb 18, 2009 1:39PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
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Ratner: “UFC 97 to go ahead as planned”
UFC 97 is definetly going ahead
Submitted Feb 18, 2009 12:33PM by Rampage200 - 7 comments
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With St. Pierre vs. Alves likely, Mike Swick still unsure of next move
While UFC welterweight Mike Swick (13-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) had made it very clear in recent months that he was hoping for a bout with Thiago Alves in the near future, recent events have forced a change of plans. With "Pitbull" in line for a 170-pound title shot with Georges St. Pierre, Swick is now unsure of what comes next. As Swick today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), he's still hoping for a bout that will clear his path to title contention. "I'll fight whoever, but I would really like to have a bout that's going to put me in the top ranking if I have a good performance and I win," Swick said. "I'm 8-1 in the UFC, and I feel like I definitely deserve a big fight. "I want to get out there. I'm training hard. I want to prove that I belong in the contendership at 170 pounds." Swick has now won three-straight bouts since dropping to the 170-pound class after a 5-1 run in the UFC's middleweight division. Swick last fought in December 2008 in a 33-second TKO win over Jonathan Goulet. The American Kickboxing Academy fighter now hopes to be back in action in May or June. "I'm healing up a foot injury that I've had," Swick said. "It should be pretty good to go pretty soon. I figure May or June should be about when I come back." Unlike his ailing elbow which required surgery in July 2008, Swick said his foot is healing fine with a bit of rest. "It was just a broken bone in my foot that's just been kind of lingering on," Swick said. "I've been training through it and not letting it heal, and it keeps getting agitated. I'm still training right now, but I'm just trying to heal up as fast as I can so I can get back to fighting."
Submitted Feb 18, 2009 7:02AM by SmileR - 9 comments
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David Loiseau 'The Crow Returns to the UFC' Interview
David Loiseau 'The Crow Returns to the UFC' PunchDrunkGamer's Justin Bolduc sat down with David “The Crow” Loiseau to talk about his UFC return against Ed Herman at UFC 97 in April. PDG: First, it is great to have you back in the UFC. How do you feel about your upcoming return? David: I feel great, man. It feels good to be back home. [The UFC] is my home. It was a long time since I've been back – since 2006, and I'm just very happy to be back, man.
Submitted Feb 18, 2009 1:39AM by nwowolfpack - 5 comments
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