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Anthony Johnson: After I hurt Koscheck, he needed some kind of excuse to recover
"I didn't hit him in the head, I hit him in the arm. I don't know why he would act like [that], I guess he was gassing. That's the only thing I can think of, [him] trying to find some kind of excuse to complain. I know I didn't hit him in the head. I thought I timed it perfect but I didn't and that's my fault. After him poking me in the eye it made a big difference. Then he did it twice and got both eyes the second time because when he swings, he jabs with his open hand and the right didn't even hit me, it was just the open palm strike and my eyes, my eyes are burning like hell right now. After I hurt him, he needed that, he needed some kind of excuse to recover, but it's all good."
Submitted Nov 22, 2009 12:40PM by RhythmAndStyle - 54 comments
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"The Ultimate Fighter 11" coaches? Tito Ortiz wants to coach opposite Forrest Griffin
LAS VEGAS – With the 11th season of the UFC's reality series set to begin taping in just two months, one hopeful has already pleaded his case for a coaching slot. And he has an additional fighter in mind for the rival team.Soon after a close split-decision loss to Forrest Griffin in the main event of Saturday's UFC 106 event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Tito Ortiz said he and Griffin should take the slots and then meet in a season-ending fight that would serve as the duo's rubber match."It'd be awesome," Ortiz said. "We'd break records with that one."Ortiz and Griffin first met in 2006. Ortiz picked up a split-decision win and delivered the "TUF 1" champion his first loss in the octagon. Three years later, with a UFC 106 headliner between heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and challenger Shane Carwin scrapped and in need of a main event, UFC officials promoted the co-headliner between Ortiz and Griffin to the top spot.
Submitted Nov 22, 2009 12:34PM by RhythmAndStyle - 14 comments
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UFC 106 Aftermath: End of Night Bonuses, Griffin vs. Ortiz III + More
Though Josh Koscheck and Dana White have reportedly butted heads in the past, it's clear that Kos is back on DW's good side. For his second-round submission of Anthony Johnson at UFC 106 last night, Koscheck picked up both the $70,000 Submission of the Night bonus, and a $70,000 Fight of the Night bonus (which Johnson also received). As Dana White explained, "I have to publicly say that [Koscheck] always steps up, always wants to fight, fights the best in the world, and I’m blown away with his performance tonight." Still, is that enough justification to reward the chaotic mess that Koscheck vs. Johnson turned out to be?
Submitted Nov 22, 2009 12:32PM by RhythmAndStyle - 18 comments
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Dana: UFC "Absolutely" Going To Boston In 2010
Dana White has announced that UFC will "absolutely" make it's Boston debut in summer of 2010. A specific date can't be determined yet because while legislation making MMA legal in Massachusetts has been passed, it likely won't be signed into law until early next year. Both Fenway Park and TD Garden (Boston Garden) are being considered to host the first Boston show.
Submitted Nov 21, 2009 4:26PM by DCRage - 7 comments
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UFC Possibly To Mexico In 2010, But Not In April
Rumors of UFC heading to Mexico in 2010 have been circulating for some time, but last night Dana White partly shot down those rumors. He said they are trying to get to Mexico City in 2010, but a rumored April date will not happen. It's simply too early. Dana also mentioned other possible plans as well as one target city to visit by name-Detroit.
Submitted Nov 21, 2009 7:53AM by DCRage - 3 comments
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GSP-Hardy, Not Silva-Akiyama, May Headline UFC 110
The potential constant shuffling of upcoming UFC cards continues. During an appearance on MMAJunkie's radio show Friday night, Dana White revealed that plans for Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Wanderlei Silva to headline UFC 110 in Australia "might change". And Dana possibly tipped hsi hand on a replacement headilner at Friday's UFC Fight Club Q&A-Georges St. Pierre vs. Dan Hardy. A fan asked when that fight might take place and Dana said February appeared likely...but not February 6 (109 in Vegas) because of Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort.
Submitted Nov 21, 2009 7:48AM by DCRage - 8 comments
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UFC 106's Phil Baroni striving to be "a poor man's Josh Koscheck"
LAS VEGAS – Welterweight Phil Baroni (13-11 MMA, 3-5 UFC) has been on the big stage before. Whether it was Baroni's previous eight-fight run in the UFC or his sequin-robed waltz down the EliteXC entrance ramps on CBS, the "New York Bad Ass" is no stranger to public attention. But as Baroni prepares for a return trip the world-famous octagon, the 33-year-old is shedding some of his previous antics in favor of a new title: a poor man's Josh Koscheck. "I plan on being like a poor man's Josh Koscheck," Baroni recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I'm staying in shape. When anybody gets hurt, Koscheck's raising his hand. He wants to fight him. There are guys not as good as Koscheck, not ranked as high as Koscheck, that he can't do that against. I'll be the poor-man's Josh Koscheck.
Submitted Nov 20, 2009 7:23PM by Macheetah - 7 comments
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Nate Marquardt vs. Chael Sonnen middleweight bout set for UFC 109 (not UFC 110)
A bout between middleweight contenders Nate Marquardt (29-8-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) and Chael Sonnen (24-10-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) originally believed to be part of the UFC 110 card in Australia instead takes place in Las Vegas at UFC 109. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) learned of the booking from sources close to the fight, though it's unclear if bout agreements have been finalized. UFC 109 takes place Feb. 6 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and airs on pay-per-view. MMAjunkie.com passed along a report earlier this month from sportsnet.com, which first reported the possibility of the fight. However, at the time, the fight was believed to be targeted for UFC 110, which takes place later in the month. Instead, it'll be part of the UFC's Super Bowl weekend card.
Submitted Nov 20, 2009 7:22PM by Macheetah - 11 comments
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UFC 106 Weigh-in Results
MAIN CARD Forrest Griffin (205) vs. Tito Ortiz (204) Anthony Johnson (170) vs. Josh Koscheck (171) Paulo Thiago (169) vs. Jacob Volkmann (170) Luiz Cane (205) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (205) Phil Baroni (170) vs. Amir Sadollah (170) PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV) Marcus Davis (170) vs. Ben Saunders (170) Kendall Grove (186) vs. Jake Rosholt (185.5) PRELIMINARY CARD (un-aired) Brian Foster (171) vs. Brock Larson (171) Fabricio Camoes (155.5) vs. Caol Uno (155.5) Jason Dent (155) vs. George Sotiropoulos (155)
Submitted Nov 20, 2009 7:20PM by Macheetah - 4 comments
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Lesnar back in 6 months!
Brock Lesnar is recovering well from surgery and will be back in action within six months, says his jiu jitsu coach. “He is getting better and that is the most important thing ... He will be fine and be fighting again within 6 months," Comprido Medeiros, a multi-time BJJ world champion, told TMZ. "I can just say that the heavyweights can stop laughing and get ready to start crying because the champion will be back soon."
Submitted Nov 20, 2009 7:04PM by jae_1833 - 13 comments
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Matt Serra and Frank Trigg set for February's UFC 109 in Las Vegas
A welterweight bout between former champion Matt Serra (9-6 MMA, 6-6 UFC) and one-time top contender Frank Trigg (19-7 MMA, 2-4 UFC) is expected to take place in February at UFC 109. Official word of the the long-rumored contest came today from The Fight Network, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has confirmed with sources close to the event that bout agreements are expected to be finalized shortly. Although not officially announced by the organization, UFC 109 is expected to take place Feb. 6 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Serra, who stunned Georges St-Pierre for the UFC welterweight title in 2007 (only to hand it back in his following fight), returns to competition for the first time in nine months.
Submitted Nov 20, 2009 3:37PM by Macheetah - 4 comments
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Ready to 'Rumble': Josh Koscheck UFC 106 interview
Josh Koscheck is a man people love to hate. At this point it's safe to say he's embraced his role as the bad guy and continues to use it to fuel his fire. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Reggie Jackson once said, "Fans don't boo nobodies," and that statement rings true with regards to Koscheck as well. "Kos" is a legitimate top ten welterweight contender and has been for some time. Lately, however, he's been on a bit of a roller coaster going 2 - 2 in his last four fights and alternating wins and losses. Most recently he registered a first round knockout of Frank Trigg at UFC 103. The UFC then scheduled him to fight Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 20 on January 11, 2010, but as it turns out, it was only a temporary matchup. When a couple high profile fights dropped like flies off the upcoming UFC 106 card an opportunity presented itself and he jumped at the chance to face up-and-comer Anthony "Rumble" Johnson in the co-main event. A win could have him knocking on the door of a potential title shot, but it will certainly not come easy. Koscheck took some time out of his busy schedule to discuss calling out Matt Hughes, Josh Thomson's conflict of interest, and all things Anthony Johnson.
Submitted Nov 20, 2009 3:14PM by Macheetah - 0 comments
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Oh, Baby: Carwin-Velasquez Interim Title Fight In Jeopardy Over Schedule Problems
Shane Carwin & Cain Velasquez have been in talks regarding meeting for the Interim UFC Heavyweight Championshp, but this fight may now be halted. The culprit? A potential baby-they're targeting UFC 110 in Australia on February 21 for the fight, but that's around the time Carwin's wife is expecting. The due date is February 11, about when Carwin would have to leave for 110.
Submitted Nov 20, 2009 2:39PM by DCRage - 10 comments
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Koscheck: “If he doesn’t make weight I take 20 percent of his money and still give him a a** whoopin"
Our friends at FIGHT! magazine recently had a chance to catch up with Josh Koscheck as he prepares for his fight with Anthony Johnson. In the video below Koscheck , talks about Anthony Johnson, always being in shape, Matt Hughes, and his desire to fight 12 times in the next year. Koscheck also covers his expectation to be the next person to fight Georges St. Pierre. Video at the link below.
Submitted Nov 20, 2009 2:33PM by Macheetah - 3 comments
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Thiago vs. Volkmann replaces Hazelett vs. Parisyan on UFC 106 main card
A welterweight bout between Paulo Thiago (11-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Jacob Volkmann (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) originally slated for Saturday's "UFC 106: Griffin vs. Ortiz II" un-aired preliminary card today was promoted to the pay-per-view main card. The fight takes the spot vacated by Karo Parisyan vs. Dustin Hazelett, which was canceled today following Parisyan's decision to pull out of the fight for undisclosed reasons. With the change, Spike TV's special one-hour preliminary-card broadcast remains intact with Marcus Davis vs. Ben Saunders and Kendall Grove vs. Jake Rosholt.
Submitted Nov 20, 2009 8:54AM by emfleek - 16 comments
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GSP-Hardy Likely To Happen In Vegas
When Georges St. Pierre and Dan Hardy face off sometime next year for the UFC Welterweight Championship, it appears neither fighter is going to have a hometown advantage. Despite specualtion it could be in either Canada or England, where it would be a quick sellout, Dana White says it likely will happen in UFC's hometown-Las Vegas.
Submitted Nov 20, 2009 6:43AM by DCRage - 12 comments
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Parisyan out of UFC 106, Future Uncertain (Parisyan Comments)
Karo “The Heat” Parisyan is out of UFC 106 after failing to acquire a license in Nevada, according to Parisyan, due to not having the money to pay his fine from previously being suspended after testing positive for a three different pain killers following his UFC 94 bout with Kim Dong-hyun. “There’s a lot of problems going on. They won’t re-license me unless I (expletive) pay them,” Parisyan told MMAWeekly.com. “I had to pay the $32,000 fine in order to fight. I never paid because I never had the money. I don’t know if I’ll be able to come back.”
Submitted Nov 19, 2009 4:24PM by Macheetah - 22 comments
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Karo Parisyan has quit again
Dana White tweeted this. Follwed by "Pulled out of the fight the day before weigh ins again with a laundry list of excuses!!! Let the press ask karo why! Let him explain. "
Submitted Nov 19, 2009 3:41PM by MaxOne - 25 comments
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Dustin Hazelett won’t feel Karo Parisyan’s 'heat' when working off his back at UFC 106
"I’m doing what I can to prepare for him, but it’s hard to prepare for somebody like Karo because there are very few people in the world that are as good at Judo without the gi on as he is. So it’s really hard to find somebody to prepare for that, but, you know, I’m going into this fight kind of with the same mentality that I went into the Koscheck and Burkman fight with. And that is, I’m probably not going to stop every single takedown attempt, but I am comfortable off my back and I’m working a lot off my back and a lot on my striking, because it’s not a guarantee that I am going to be able to stop the takedown. So if he takes me down I’m not going to be as worried about it because I’ve prepared for that."
Submitted Nov 19, 2009 12:16PM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
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TUF 10 Finale: Joe Brammer plans on 'breaking down' Mark Bocek on Dec. 5
"My goal since day one was to fight in the UFC. I knew I'd make it, and that's not where my dream/goals stop. The work has just started, as I only care about winning in the UFC and beating the toughest guys, which are in the UFC. My first opponent is Mark Bocek. He has quite the resume in grappling, and anyone can do nothing but respect that. I've been training for quite some time, have been training my butt off for this fight in San Diego, and the respect is out the window once I step into that octagon. Regardless of where the fight goes, I plan to keep punching him in the face, breaking him down, and looking for options to finish him. I'm very confident going into this fight, and I can't wait until Dec 5th."
Submitted Nov 19, 2009 12:14PM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
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