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Hardy cleared for quick return despite arm contortion
Dan Hardy has been cleared to make an immediate return to the gym following his UFC 111 defeat to Georges St-Pierre, but Rousimar Palhares will not fight again until July at the earliest. There were fears that Hardy might have to undergo a lengthy lay-off following multiple armbar and kimura attempts by St-Pierre during their five-round title bout. Hardy's arm appeared to pop at one stage during the unanimous decision defeat, yet doctors have ruled out any significant damage to the arm or shoulder joint...
Submitted Mar 29, 2010 2:27PM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
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Bonnar vs. K-Sos Rematch Targeted For UFC 116
Stephan Bonnar's hoped-for rematch with Krzyzstof Soszynski appears to be in the works, and if the plan holds he'll get it at UFC 116. Bonnar says he recently received a contract for the rematch on July 3. The first meeting between the two was at UFC 110, where K-Sos won by TKO due to a cut caused by a headbutt, although the ruling was strikes. Bonnar appealed the ruling but it was denied.
Submitted Mar 29, 2010 11:54AM by DCRage - 10 comments
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They're Going To Need The Hulk To Ref Lesnar-Carwin
Or perhaps 2 refs according to Dana White. It could be the real Clash Of The Titans. "I think a lot of people are happy that Lesnar's back and this is a real heavyweight fight with two real heavyweights that deserve to be there. I think it's going to be big. I was debating whether I was going to bring [Lesnar into the cage at UFC 111.] I wanted to see what Shane's disposition was after the fight. Those two start going at it, there wasn't enough people in there to break that thing up. They're going to have to have like the F-ing Hulk referee that fight. I don't even think Miragliotta's big enough. We might need two refs."
Submitted Mar 29, 2010 11:23AM by DCRage - 17 comments
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Cain Velasquez Next For Lesnar-Carwin Winner
Even if Shane Carwin is able to face Brock Lesnar in July as planned, Cain Velasquez is getting his title shot anyway. Dana White has confirmed that Velasquez will be next in line for the Lesnar-Carwin winner in July and will not fight again until then. And for those wondering about Junior Dos Santos, he will have to fight again before his shot-the question is when and against who. Perhaps one Francisco Santos Mir III? Dana says no decision yet but it's a possibility.
Submitted Mar 29, 2010 8:24AM by DCRage - 18 comments
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Shane Carwin: Back And Ready For War
One minute and forty-eight seconds. That's the average length of Shane Carwin's four bouts in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Two of those four bouts were against either a former UFC heavyweight champion or contender, and all of them were ended by way of Carwin's massive fists smashing repeatedly into his opponent's face.
Submitted Mar 28, 2010 10:20PM by miphi1991 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
GSP Was Not Impressed With His Performance
Seriously. Evidently an absolutely dominant peformance and almost lopsided decision marks over Dan Hardy weren't good enough for the champ, who has other hopes for the fight. "I was not that pleased about my performance. I won, but I haven’t beat my performance of last time, so I’m not happy. I wanted to finish, you know, have a clean win and for me, like this, it’s not clean. I forgot the technical element of it. Sometimes those technical details make the difference. I wanted to go 100 percent. I trained (submissions) to break. At one point, I was like, ‘Man, I think I broke his shoulder,’ and then one time I thought I’d broke his arm when I had the juju-gatame. I heard like ‘click, click.’ It was completely extended. I believe my standup is superior (to Hardy’s), but it could have been a risk because that’s his main asset."
Submitted Mar 28, 2010 11:53AM by DCRage - 32 comments
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Maybe Dan Miragliotta Is A Big Frank Mir Fan
Shane Carwin thinks so. He commented on Miragliotta's sometimes quick break-ups and the end of the fight to Fox Sports afterwards: "I was confident in the game plan my coaches crafted. I would never call getting in the cage with Mir "easy" and I trained for the war I was expecting. I felt I was busy and I knew I was just going to try to pin him again so (the referee break) did not affect me too much. It was really weird as Dan was quick to break up the action but he seemed to let Frank get punched longer than necessary. Maybe he is just a big Mir fan."
Submitted Mar 28, 2010 11:50AM by DCRage - 17 comments
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UFC 111 bonuses: Carwin, Pellegrino, Hamman and Wallace earn $65K each
NEWARK, N.J. – Shane Carwin, Kurt Pellegrino, Jared Hamman and Rodney Wallace each earned $65,000 fight-night bonuses for their performances at Saturday's "UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy" event. Carwin took home "Knockout of the Night" honors, Pellegrino cashed in on the evening's "Submission of the Night" award, and Hamman and Wallace shared the night's "Fight of the Night" designation.
Submitted Mar 28, 2010 3:04AM by jae_1833 - 10 comments
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UFC 111 suspensions: Palhares receives disciplinary action, Riddle out indefinitely
NEWARK, N.J. – The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board issued medical suspensions to six of the competitors from Saturday night's "UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy" event, and an additional suspension was issued for disciplinary reasons. The NJSACB today distributed the list of medical and disciplinary suspensions to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Mar 28, 2010 3:02AM by jae_1833 - 32 comments
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UFC Primetime Episode 3: 613,000 Viewers
MMAPayout.com has learned that the third episode of UFC Primtime: GSP vs. Hardy drew an average audience of 613,000 viewers on Wednesday night. Payout Perspective: Episode 1: 1,000,000 Episode 2: 506,000 (-50%) Episode 3: 613,000 (+22%) There are many theories as to why there was a 50% drop in viewership between 1 and 2. Some panicked because they thought it was a sign of disinterest in the fight, others were more reserved in thinking it was likely just a result of tough competition due to March Madness and St. Paddy’s Day. Why did the ratings increase? It’s possible that some of those lost to MM or St. Paddy’s during episode two, returned for episode three. However, I’m also inclined to think that the third episode benefited from a host of media coverage during fight week. Jon Jones and UFC on Versus, GSP and his endorsements, Dana White with Q&As, ESPN and MMA Live, THQ’s video game parties, etc.
Submitted Mar 27, 2010 4:31PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC 111 fighter Rory Markham fined $1,000; trainer says weight-cutting went "haywire"
Rory Markham will take home $1,000 less than he planned. Nick Lembo of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board today confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) via email that Markham was issued the $1,000 fine for missing weight during Friday's official UFC 111 weigh-ins at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Markham, who fights Nate Diaz tonight in a Spike TV-televised preliminary-card bout, weighed 177 pounds, which was six pounds over the 171-pound limit for welterweight fights. The $1,000 represents 12.5 percent of Markham's purse ($8,000) and has been awarded to Diaz. Markham's potential win bonus – $8,000 – will not be affected...
Submitted Mar 27, 2010 4:26PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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Alves To Have Outpatient Surgery For Brain Irregularity
Thiago Alves will be required to undergo minor surgery to correct the brain "irregularity" that prompted his withdrawal from UFC 111. He's scheduled to have the procedure Wednesday. No word on a potential return date but he could be cleared to resume training in as little as 2 weeks.
Submitted Mar 26, 2010 8:54PM by DCRage - 9 comments
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Athletic commission gives UFC conditional approval for event
The Vancouver Athletic Commission gave conditional approval Wednesday for an Ultimate Fighting Championship event at GM Place on June 12. The mixed martial arts event at the 19,000-seat venue would be the UFC's first in B.C.
Submitted Mar 26, 2010 4:21PM by Darnok - 4 comments
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UFC Undisputed 2010 Packs New Modes, Moves, Fighters Into May's Title
First time I've made a news post here, didn't see this posted yet. --- After seeing tremendous success with mixed martial arts game UFC Undisputed 2009, THQ is back this year to show of a game sporting more fighters, more combat nuance and robust online support.
Submitted Mar 26, 2010 1:00PM by isk - 6 comments
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UFC Cuts Eric Schafer
According to a post he made on The Underground forums, Eric Schafer has been cut by UFC. He was 3-4 overall in UFC but his second run ended like the first one-with the Losing Streak Of Doom. He lost his last 2 fights after winning his previous 2.
Submitted Mar 26, 2010 9:29AM by DCRage - 5 comments
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What's Next for Brandon Vera?
After a short night against the rising Jon Jones last Sunday at "UFC on Versus 1" Brandon "The Truth" Vera finds himself with back-to-back losses. Any fighter in his situation would be looking inside themselves to try and figure out their next move. For Brandon Vera his next move has already been decided; rest and recovery are going to be his future for a substantial amount of time.
Submitted Mar 25, 2010 10:50PM by miphi1991 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
Vera Undergoes Surgery, No Sparring for 4-6 Months
Brandon Vera will undergo facial surgery on Thursday evening to correct a dislocated cheekbone incurred in his first-round defeat to Jon Jones at UFC on Versus 1 last Sunday, said his manager Matt Stansell.
Submitted Mar 25, 2010 6:39PM by shotokansun - 7 comments
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Matt Hamill vs. Keith Jardine targeted for The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale
Light heavyweights Matt Hamill (8-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and Keith Jardine (15-7-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) are targeted to meet at The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned. Sources close to the negotiations said at least one fighter has formally agreed to the fight and is expected to sign a bout agreement shortly. Although not yet formally announced by the UFC, The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale is expected to take place June 19 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The event airs like on Spike TV and features the finalists of the reality show's 11th season as they fight for a UFC contract. Jardine, 34, is undoubtedly fighting to stay relevant in the 205-pound division after three consecutive losses, and four of his six octagon losses have come by way of TKO or knockout. In his most recent performance, Jardine was knocked out by "The Ultimate Fighter 8" winner Ryan Bader at UFC 110 in February.
Submitted Mar 25, 2010 2:41PM by emfleek - 23 comments
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UFC On Versus Fighter Payouts
The official fighter payouts for UFC on Versus last weekend were revealed today. The total disclosed payouts were $713,000 with the largest share-$110,000-going to Cheick Kongo.
Submitted Mar 25, 2010 1:00PM by DCRage - 7 comments
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Jon Fitch replaces Jake Ellenberger, meets Ben Saunders on UFC 111 main card
Hours after learning opponent Thiago Alves failed a CT scan and was scratched from the card, his opponent, Jon Fitch (21-3 MMA, 11-1 UFC), has agreed to replace Jake Ellenberger (22-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and fight Ben Saunders (8-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) on the UFC 111 pay-per-view main card.
Submitted Mar 25, 2010 12:55PM by telnights - 32 comments
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