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UFC Quick Quote: Tim Sylvia to make huge announcement this Friday
(mmamania.com)
On Friday, around 12:00, I’ve got a couple of big announcements to make about my career. So all of my loyal fans will want to stay tuned to my website because this is huge.” – Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia — who has one fight remaining on his current contract with the promotion — reveals via his official Web site that “huge” news about his career is forthcoming. Setting a date and time seems a bit strange … wonder what it could be? Heres the link to his
Submitted Mar 27, 2008 12:21AM by SmileR - 36 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Serra: Pierre I was no fluke!
(mmamania.com)
“It is crazy! Last year may have been an upset but, believe me, it was no fluke. What is a ‘lucky punch?’ Who do these people think I was trying to punch in the face if not Georges? Seriously – where did the luck come into it? I got him hurt and didn’t let him off the hook. Seriously, you tell me, if you aim at something, and then hit it time and time again, was it luck or did you just do what you were trying to do?… All the pressure is on GSP. He has to live up to all this BS about him, he has to step into the Octagon with a man who punched his lights out last time. I’m rematching a guy I beat inside one round, where’s the pressure? No-one is looking at me to do anything, for whatever reason, so there’s zero pressure on me.” UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra makes the case for his rematch with Georges St. Pierre at UFC 83 in Montreal, Quebec, at the Bell Centre on April 19. It’s hard to disagree with the statement above, which is not to say that Serra is going to win. He just makes a good point. Full story
Submitted Mar 26, 2008 7:53PM by SmileR - 42 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gilbert Yvel going to train with Randy Couture
(m1mixfight.com)
During Fedor's seminar in the Netherlands M-1 Mixfight Alexander Shuldyakov (Head of Information Department) and Mix Fight M-1 - Mixed Martial Arts Editor Michael Mazur got an opportunity of catching up with Gilbert Yvel, famous Dutch MMA fighter with 45 bouts. Extreme efficiency of his vicious fists and kicks is proven with 28 (T)KOs in his 32 victories. Gilbert shared his thoughts about the upcoming fight against fellow Dutchman Alistair Overeem in this short interview
Submitted Mar 26, 2008 4:20PM by Porch28 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Din Thomas: Design of a Decade
(ufc.com)
n October of this year, Din Thomas officially makes ten years as a mixed martial arts magician. Within that time the UFC has changed hands, sparked popular culture interest and landed its flag in the heart of the Queen’s land. Names have brightened and interchangeably waned dim with some being lost in history’s rear view. For these reasons, fans celebrate the athletes who have sacrificed tirelessly to remain relevant through the years. Din Thomas, a stalwart survivor, is now the reluctant picture of such celebrated longevity.
Submitted Mar 26, 2008 3:02PM by RMFG_187 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cool Dana interview
(youtube.com)
Dana talks about the Shamrocks, more UFC in Canada, Kimbo, Tito and what he loves and hates about his job. Its a pretty cool interview and he still seams to have respect for Randy. Not a bad word to say about him when questioned!
Submitted Mar 26, 2008 11:40AM by SmileR - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris 'Lights Out' Lytle vs. Josh Koscheck rumored for UFC 86
(mmaweekly.com)
found it listed in the rumors section good match up... if koscheck wants to stand with him
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 7:40PM by ufc88 - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Randy Couture's Attempt at Lawsuit Dismissal Fails
(bloodyelbow.com)
Not Looking Good for Randy
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 6:35PM by juanez13 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Sergio Gomez – The Price of Glory
(wec.tv)
With three brothers and six sisters, you can bet that WEC lightweight contender Sergio Gomez learned how to fight from an early age. Luckily for him, those early battles for the bathroom in the morning or for the last piece of cake on holidays have paid off to the tune of seven wins in eight pro MMA fights. But despite his success, his only defeat - to Marcus Hicks last May - still haunts the 25-year old. “That is the most painful way to lose a fight,” said Gomez, who seemed to have things under control against Hicks before getting submitted by a guillotine choke in the second round. “Anybody who saw that fight knows I was winning the entire time. I just got caught in something I wasn’t prepared for.”
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 3:22PM by RMFG_187 - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC, UFC
 
George Sotiropoulos – A Man on a Mission
(ufc.com)
As a child growing up in Geelong, the second largest city in the state of Victoria, Australia’s George Sotiropoulos probably never imagined that he would be making his home in Long Island, New York a couple of decades later. But even though he hasn’t adopted the famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) accent, the welterweight prospect is adjusting well to life in the land of the New York Islanders, Billy Joel, and Amy Fisher.
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 3:20PM by RMFG_187 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tibau Vs Stevenson at UFC86
(mmamania.com)
Joe Stevenson (28-8) will look to get back in the 155-pound title hunt when he takes on Gleison Tibau (15-5) at UFC 86 on July 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada. MMAmania.com learned that the bout was possible late last week and confirmed the match up earlier this morning.
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 12:25PM by Porch28 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hazelett vs. Burkman Likely For TUF 7 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
Dustin Hazelett vs. Josh Burkman is about set for the TUF 7 Finale. Both have accepted the fight and it will be made official soon.
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 10:20AM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
American Top Team To Be On Display at UFC 86
(mmamania.com)
According to a posting on the American Top Team website, the camp will have at least 4 fighters in action at UFC 86: Gleison (Graison) Tibau, Cole Miller, Steve Bruno, and Ben Saunders. No opponents were disclosed.
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 10:17AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Fight Camp / Team
 
Cote Vs Almeida at UFC 86
(thefightnetwork.com)
Patrick “The Predator” Cote will climb another rung on the UFC’s middleweight ladder when he returns to the Octagon this summer. The Fight Network has learned that Cote will face Renzo Gracie protégé Ricardo Almeida at UFC 86 on Saturday, July 5 in Las Vegas.
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 8:16AM by Porch28 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Grice Takes Off To Prepare For Future
(mmaweekly.com)
Absent from UFC since his UFC 77 Fight Of The Night performance, Matt Grice recently explained that he's taken time off because he was accepted to the Oklahoma City Police Academy as a start to his career, but UFC has left the door open for his return.
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 8:05AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bidding Wars Coming to MMA? EliteXC Could Use CBS Deal to Add UFC Talent
(sports.aol.com)
In the sport of mixed martial arts, UFC is unquestionably the leading organization, and it's not even close. Other MMA promotions exist, but they haven't even come close to reaching the levels of popularity -- or the levels of fighting talent -- that UFC has achieved. But EliteXC has a chance of challenging UFC, thanks to a deal that will put it on CBS. Even if they do disappointing ratings by network television standards, the fights CBS will televise on May 31 will instantly become the most-watched fights in American MMA history. And if EliteXC is smart, it will use that to attract top fighters away from UFC.
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 7:53AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, UFC, General MMA
 
Tibau, Miller and Bruno Added to UFC 86
(mmajunkie.com)
Gleison Tibau (15-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC), Cole Miller (13-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and UFC newcomer Steve Bruno (11-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) have all been added to the UFC 86 fight card, the Florida-based American Top Team announced today. No opponents were named for the four ATT fighters. IMO this better be on the undercard
Submitted Mar 24, 2008 7:05PM by juanez13 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Sanchez vs. Luigi Fioravanti to Headline TUF7 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
"The Ultimate Fighter 1" winner Diego Sanchez (18-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and UFC welterweight Luigi Fioravanti (12-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) will meet at The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale in June. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the bout with sources close to both fighters. Sherdog.com was the first to announce the fight last week and reported that it will serve as the night's main event.
Submitted Mar 24, 2008 6:20PM by nickcuc547 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Karo Parisyan: A Fight Tale
(ufc.com)
Some people are destined to live with aggressive circumstances underscoring their daily existence. Aggression is a fuel, renewable like ethanol, that comes from one’s environment and which can lead you to success or disaster. Karo Parisyan is the picture of success through aggression and it has danced before his eyes like aging celebrities on reality television. This tale has taken many forms but none as unique as that experienced by “The Heat”. This is A Fight Tale.
Submitted Mar 24, 2008 4:33PM by Porch28 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ultimate Fighter 8 News
(mmaweekly.com)
Spike TV and the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Monday announced a casting call for season eight of “The Ultimate Fighter.” The tryouts are scheduled to take place on April 10 in Boston at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.
Submitted Mar 24, 2008 4:27PM by Porch28 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Silva-Jones in negotiations for boxing match.
(mmajunkie.com)
Representatives of UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. have confirmed that they are actively engaging in talks for a future boxing match. Link:
Submitted Mar 24, 2008 3:26PM by owen1 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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