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Gary Shaw: Dana Ruined Lesnar Right Off The Bat
(mmamania.com)
Once again EliteXC Live Events President Gary Shaw has launched a verbal salvo at his counterpart, UFC President Dana White. This time Shaw's rather displeased with White's handling of Brock Lesnar.
Submitted Feb 12, 2008 2:11PM by DCRage - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC, EliteXC
 
Chris Leben Signs Contract Extension with UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
Chris Leben (17-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC), a cast member on “The Ultimate Fighter 1” and a current UFC middleweight fighter, has signed a two-year contract extension with the UFC.
Submitted Feb 12, 2008 11:07AM by tuvok500 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gono Discusses Hand Surgery (Funny!)
(sukimma.blogspot.com)
Akihiro Gono, who pulled out of his fight with Jon Fitch at UFC 82, recently had surgery to repair his injured hand. He wrote about the surgery on his blog yesterday which was translated by I couldn’t sleep well because my right hand is in pain even if I take pain killer pills. I realized how hard to do everything by my left hand. I want to get married so bad now. I’m 33 years old and this is my first time to dream about getting a wife. I want someone who is attractive and respectful. I should be competitive to be chosen by my dream girl though.
Submitted Feb 12, 2008 9:35AM by CornishMMA - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Boetsch Interview
(mmafighting.com)
Well, after watching Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch dispose of David Heath at UFC 81, we’re all left thinking that he may be that kind of fighter; one that’s simply meant to step into the Octagon.
Submitted Feb 12, 2008 12:36AM by wolfman - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Keith Jardine vs. Wanderlei Silva?
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
"The UFC wants me to have a high profile big fight - a main event quality fight. So, it should be somebody really good - hopefully in May" - Keith Jardine I found this trying to find out what was going on next with Wandy.
Submitted Feb 11, 2008 11:07PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Martin Kampmann interview
mmajunkie.com
This is a new interview of Martin Kampmann I just found. If some of you dont remember, he's the guy that blew out his knee about a year or so ago. Check it out.
Submitted Feb 11, 2008 9:35PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Another injury, another fighter pulls out. Bonnar out of fight with Hamill
(sports.yahoo.com)
Bonnar sidelined with torn ligaments By Kevin Iole Monday, Feb 11, 2008 6:29 pm EST UFC light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar will be sidelined for at least six months after tearing ligaments in his left knee during training on Tuesday in Las Vegas. Bonnar said he was working on his jiu-jitsu in preparation for his April 2 light heavyweight bout against Matt Hamill in Denver. He said he heard a pop and later learned that he had torn the lateral collateral ligament. "I was doing nothing out of the ordinary, just working on my (jiu-jitsu) getting ready for my fight," a downcast Bonnar said. "I heard a pop and I thought, 'Damn, what is this?' I walked around on it a little, but when I got home, it was really stiff and swollen." Man, this sure seems to be happening way more than usual of late. Guess its do to the fact these guys are training so much harder these days than say 5 or 10 years ago.
Submitted Feb 11, 2008 8:47PM by Bemin - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Belcher Vs. Day At UFC 83, Cote Off
(mmaweekly.com)
A late change to the UFC 83 card has been revealed as Patrick Cote, expected to be on the card, is now off due to an injury. It was also learned that he would not have accepted the Alan Belcher fight that was rumored to be offered to him, so Belcher will now reportedly fight Jason Day at 83.
Submitted Feb 11, 2008 7:40AM by DCRage - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
new Diego interview
(mmafightline.com)
After going undefeated in the octagon for seventeen fights, Diego Sanchez has lost his past two; dropping decisions to Josh Koscheck and Jon Fitch. Diego looks to get back on track against David Bielkheden at UFC 82 and recently sat down with Jesse Holland of MMAMania to discuss a variety of issues. Below are some of the highlights from their conversation. pretty good interview, he talks about why he left jackson and GSP heres a link to the whole interview
Submitted Feb 9, 2008 10:33PM by cowcatcher - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Quick Quote: With a win, and some help, Keith Jardine thinks he’s in
(mmamania.com)
“There’s a good chance (Forrest Griffin) wins the fight (with Rampage Jackson) and that means I’m in line to get the next fight.” – Top 205-pound contender Keith Jardine tells 15Rounds.com that if he wins his next fight, which is rumored to be against Wanderlei Silva, he’ll get the next shot at the light heavyweight crown … if Forrest Griffin can defeat current champ, Rampage Jackson. There was no explanation as to what happens if Rampage retains the belt; however, it’s safe to say that he’ll earn the winner of the June clash between Chuck Liddell and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Jardine already defeated Griffin, creating a marketable rematch between two well-known contestants on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF).
Submitted Feb 9, 2008 3:39PM by nickcuc547 - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The winner in PRIDE vs. UFC? Neither
(sports.yahoo.com)
When Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira forced Tim Sylvia to tap out in the third round at Saturday night's UFC 81 main event, becoming the first man to hold both the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the now-defunct PRIDE Fighting Championship heavyweight titles, it once again fueled endless debates over which organization had the better competition. A little over a year ago, before UFC purchased PRIDE and subsequently folded it, at a post-show press conference, when Quinton Jackson and Mirko Cro Cop were about to debut, a reporter asked UFC president Dana White about the possibility that the ex-PRIDE stars may come in and win all the belts. It was a common theme among insiders and most of the fighters that, in general, the PRIDE fighters were better, even though UFC people would argue that except for the heavyweight division, in which for years PRIDE clearly had more depth, UFC felt its top guys would beat PRIDE's top guys. White noted at the time that Jackson and Cro Cop were now UFC fighters, and it didn't matter who fought where at another time, whoever was really the best would be determined in head-to-head battle and now the best were all UFC fighters.
Submitted Feb 9, 2008 2:22PM by Bemin - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fedor Emelianenko Pens Open Letter to Dana White
(mmajunkie.com)
Saying he will no longer permit Dana White to disparage him, former PRIDE heavyweight champion and famed Russian fighter Fedor Emelianenko has fired back and penned an open letter to the UFC’s head president and challenged him to allow a fight with UFC heavyweight champ Randy Couture or interim champ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 5:29PM by Bemin - 56 comments
Filed under: UFC, M-1 Global
 
Exclusive Marc Ratner Interview
(mmaweekly.com)
MMAWeekly recently spoke with UFC vice president of government and regulatory affairs Marc Ratner about working to get MMA sanctioning in more states and continue expanding UFC into new territories.
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 4:26PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Background Checks at Center of Multi-Million Dollar Pride Lawsuit
(sherdog.com)
The UFC's purchase of Pride Fighting Championships was met by great expectations when it was announced in March 2007. Executives, fans and fighters alike hailed the acquisition as the start of a new golden age for the sport, the beginning of an era of undisputed champions and global ascendance of mixed martial arts under the direction of Zuffa.
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 1:48PM by madmarck - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, PrideFC
 
411 MMA Fact or Fiction 02.08.08: UFC 81 Review
(411mania.com)
Would Minotauro Nogueira defeat Randy Couture if he were to return? Will Brock Lesnar's next opponent be a cakewalk? Will that win reinvigorate the career of Frank Mir? Was Tim Sylvia's ground defense mindblowingly bad? All of this and more in the latest installment of 411 MMA Fact or Fiction!
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 11:22AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 83 - Fastest Sell Out In UFC History!
(ufc.com)
“Most of the tickets for UFC 83 were sold in the first 24 hours of our UFC Fight Club presale, and the rest were gone within one minute of the public on-sale today,” said Dana White, UFC President. “I’m excited to say that this event is a sellout, and the fastest one in UFC history, so it’s safe to say we definitely will be back in Canada after this inaugural event.” They WILL be coming back to Canada!!!
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 10:45AM by RMFG_187 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jardine believes hes next in line for a title shot
(mmafightline.com)
15Rounds.com recently spoke to Keith Jardine about what’s coming up next for him. Here’s what he had to say, “there’s a good chance (Forrest Griffin) wins the fight (with Rampage Jackson) and that means I’m in line to get the next fight”.
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 10:06AM by cowcatcher - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sherk Not Going Back To California
(mmaweekly.com)
Sean Sherk will fight anyone, anytime, anywhere. Just not in California-Sherk said he will never fight there again because of his drug suspension and how he felt the case was handled.
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 7:57AM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nogueira's trainer: Sylvia Cheated
(mmafightline.com)
Luiz Alves, the muy thai trainer for Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, was recently interviewed by the Brazilian news site tatame.com and has made some interesting remarks concerning “Big Nog’s” recent victory over Tim Sylvia. Alvez made the claim during his interview that “the Americans” were using baby cream which would not become slippery until it came in contact with sweat If his claims are valid it will be interesting to see what course of action the UFC will take to punish this sort of behavior, or to prevent this sort of foul from being committed in the future.
Submitted Feb 7, 2008 11:44PM by Manfred - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Miscellaneous
 
Dana White: New York City or Boston Will Host a UFC Event in 2008
(mmajunkie.com)
Although neither state currently sanctions mixed-martial arts, New York or Massachusetts — or more specifically, New York City or Boston — will host a UFC event in 2008, UFC President Dana White guarantees. The UFC’s head honcho made the promise in today’s edition of The Patriot Ledger. “I’m going to be as bold as to say I guarantee you either we’ll be in the Boston Garden or Madison Square Garden (by the end of the year),” White told the newspaper. New York City’s Madison Square Garden is one of the sporting world’s most legendary venues. The 20,000-capacity arena initially rose to fame by hosting classic boxing events. The Boston Garden (officially named the TD Banknorth Garden) is a 19,600-capacity venue that opened in 1995.
Submitted Feb 7, 2008 7:44PM by Bemin - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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