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Cale Yarbrough's Episode 7 Blog
(caleyarbrough.net)
So, here goes another blog. I ate sushi with some friends and wasn't able to get home in time to catch the episode so we walked to my buddy Gardner's bar and watched it there. So I wasn't really able to catch the audio but I was able to see what was going down. Gerald picked Amir which seemed like a really good match up. We all knew what Gerald's gameplan was. Gerald is a big, strong wrestler so we knew he would try to slam Amir on his head and smash him on the ground (which he did).... (Check out the rest of his blog on his site.)
Submitted May 15, 2008 1:20PM by Wolf - 0 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, UFC
 
UFC, Spike Working On UFN 14 For September
(mmajunkie.com)
According to sources familiar with the event, both UFC and Spike are working on finalizing details for UFC Fight Night 14. This next installment would likely be held on September 17 and serve as the lead-in to the premiere of The Ultimate Fighter 8.
Submitted May 15, 2008 6:50AM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Florian Hosting New ESPN MMA Show
(mmaweekly.com)
A new online show focusing on the world of mixed martial arts called "MMA Live" is set to debut exclusively on ESPN.com Thursday night (tonight) at 7 p.m. ET. UFC Lightweight Kenny Florian will be one of the show's hosts.
Submitted May 15, 2008 6:41AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Amir Sadollah's TUF 7 blog (Episode 7)
(punch.freedomblogging.com)
Check out what Amir had to say aabout Episode 7:
Submitted May 15, 2008 3:26AM by PunchyMcGee - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Interview With Former UFC Champion Matt Hughes
(mmafrenzy.com)
Matt Hughes is highly-regarded as the best 170-pound fighter in the history of the UFC. He is a future hall of famer, and a legend in the sport of MMA. He has a phenomenal 42-6-0 professional MMA record, including an 18 fight win streak. A former UFC welterweight champion, Hughes holds notable wins over BJ Penn, Georges St. Pierre, Frank Trigg, Royce Gracie, Hayato Sakurai, and Sean Sherk.
Submitted May 14, 2008 9:54PM by Porch28 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Dana White on Andrei Arlovski: “It’s our intention to sign him”
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Buried at the bottom of Kevin Iole’s mailbag this week is a quote from Dana White in regards to Andrei Arlovski and the UFC’s intent to ink him to another deal:
Submitted May 14, 2008 9:08PM by Porch28 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Hamill The Subject Of A Movie
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC Light Heavyweight Matt Hamill, the first deaf fighter in the UFC, will be the subject of a movie about his early life and wrestling career. Titled "Hamill", the movie is to be released in 2009 and will star Eban Kostbar as Hamill.
Submitted May 14, 2008 1:39PM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Outlaw gallops into the UFC
(ufc.com)
The UFC’s British talent pool swelled significantly today with the announcement that dynamic welterweight Dan ‘The Outlaw’ Hardy - widely considered one of the most exciting talents in Europe - has signed with the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization. Boasting a 19-6, 1 no contest MMA record punctuated with wins over world class opposition, the highly touted Nottingham, England native storms into the UFC’s stacked 170lbs division aiming to make a dramatic and immediate impact. Hardy said: “It means everything to finally be at the pinnacle of mixed martial arts. Even kids who have never taken a martial arts class in their life dream about fighting in the UFC– it is the Premier League of MMA and there was nowhere else I wanted to be. I cannot wait to step into the Octagon and showcase myself on the biggest stage in MMA.”
Submitted May 14, 2008 6:43AM by CornishMMA - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tito Ortiz: Life After the UFC
(*************************)
***********: Tito, you do a million interviews - and with good reason, you're one of the most popular fighters of all time. So I have to ask...are you sick of giving interviews? Tito Ortiz: No, you know, it's just part of the job. It's something that comes with the work and it's also something that I do very well. I'm not tired of them - I actually enjoy them. I always give good interviews and I have good answers for the fans. ***********: Have your fans stayed loyal with your impending UFC retirement or have you seen some drop off the bandwagon? Tito Ortiz: Actually, I've seen my fan base increase. They've seen the true colors of Dana and they've seen that I'm not the only one saying something. Many fighters - Randy [Couture], Tim [Sylvia] - are talking about what Dana has been doing. Fans want to support me no matter where I go. ***********: And on that note, can you tell us what's next for you? Tito Ortiz: Well, nothing official yet. As soon as this fight is over, I have a 30-day waiting period before I can negotiate. ***********: Which organizations are you interested in? Tito Ortiz: Definitely EliteXC. Affliction seems to be building up well. And they just started with DREAM in Japan. Any organization that will respect me and promote me as the champion that I am.
Submitted May 13, 2008 2:26PM by grappler0000 - 19 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Exclusive: Sean Sherk Talks Steroid Allegations, Says BJ Penn “Doesn’t Know What It’s Like” to Train Hard
(cagepotato.com)
Sean Sherk isn’t what most would call a fan favorite. Sure, he has his hardcore contingent of supporters, but even when he reigned as the UFC lightweight champ he faced criticism from detractors who found his style of fighting less than enthralling to watch. That criticism reached a fever pitch after a positive steroid test following his title defense against Hermes Franca last summer, which resulted in Sherk being stripped of the title. “The Muscle Shark” has repeatedly professed his innocence on the steroid charge, filing an appeal with the CSAC and taking repeated polygraph tests to try and clear his name. Now the former UFC lightweight champion talks with Cage Potato about the steroid accusations, his attempts to prove his innocence, and the war of words with current title-holder B.J. Penn, as they prepare to meet in the Octagon at UFC 84.
Submitted May 13, 2008 1:26PM by Bemin - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paul Kelly talks injury, withdrawal from UFC 85
(mmaweekly.com)
British fighter Paul Kelly and Canadian fighter Jonathan Goulet had been expecting to face each other when the Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to the O2 Arena in London on June 7. But before the bout could even be officially announced by the promotion, not one, but both fighters had to withdraw from the bout due to health concerns. Late last week, Goulet, not disclosing the specifics of his withdrawal, said, “I have to cancel the fight against Paul Kelly for UFC 85 because of health reasons.” At the same time, Kelly, unaware of Goulet’s problems, had the injury bug bite him. “I injured me finger,” he told MMAWeekly.com. Kelly actually injured his finger about three weeks ago in training, but tried to work his way through it, but it wasn’t to be. He later discovered that he pulled the ligaments on the back of his finger, which is quite painful and limits the functionality in his right hand. He is expected to be in a cast for about three weeks or so. It isn’t something that he could change, but that doesn’t stop Kelly from being disappointed that he will be unable to fight at UFC 85. “I’m feeling a bit guilty,” said Kelly. “I’m a little bit devastated over possibly missing me bonus.”
Submitted May 13, 2008 9:22AM by SmileR - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tito Ortiz reforming team punishment
(mmaweekly.com)
In it's heyday, Team Punishment was the top of the food chain in mixed martial arts. Founder Tito Ortiz plans to reform his fight team and return it to its former glory when Team Punishment fighters held the Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight and heavyweight titles. "I have some really, really good guys. I'm really focusing right now on getting back to where I was four years ago, four or five years ago when we had Rampage (Quinton Jackson) and everybody else, Ricco Rodriguez and everybody together," Ortiz told MMAWeekly Radio. "I'm going to do it again. Ricco is actually training with me now. I've got Mark Munoz from Sacramento training with me right now. I've got Carlo Prater from Texas who is training with me now. I'm going to start focusing on this. I'm going to start doing it. I really feel like I'm getting back to where I was before and surrounding myself with great people, great fighters. I'm going to do this." Ortiz plans to expand Team Punishment to all weight classes and once again make it one of the premier training camps in MMA. "I'm going to find a guy in each weight class from 155 to heavyweight, and try to get the best I possibly can. The brand of Team Punishment is a worldwide known brand, and we're known to punish our opponents. You've got to get the best fighters to do that, so I'm going to go across the United States and go across possibly Europe and try to find some of the best fighters and bring them around Team Punishment. I'm going to start the team again."
Submitted May 13, 2008 9:19AM by SmileR - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mir and Big Nog to Coach TUF 8
(mmapayout.com)
Its official says Adam Swift. also confirmed by the UFC.
Submitted May 12, 2008 6:25PM by juanez13 - 48 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
uk ufc action ... for all brits !!!
Hello guys, if you are like me wondering when a big deal would exchange hands so that the USA UFC events are broadcasted in the UK live on the night, then this could be what we have been waiting for. I have emailed Setanta sports over the last few weeks asking them if there are any plans in the pipe work or securing a deal with the UFC that hopefully gives us live coverage straight from the states. They cant tell me too much but i did just receive this response ... (Dear ***** Thank you for your e-mail. Please accept my apologies for the delay in response. Due to exceptional demand for the Setanta Sports package, we have received a high volume of customer enquiries by e-mail and are therefore unable to reply within our usual timescales. We are working hard to ensure that we respond to you as soon as we can. I'm delighted to inform you that Setanta Sports and The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC) have signed a multi-year deal. From July this year, Setanta Sports 1 will be the exclusive home for all of the UFC’s big UK -and- US fights, plus all other UFC programming, in Britain and Ireland. I hope you enjoy your viewing.) ... So hopefully this is the deal that gives us live events anywhere in the world !! thank you SETANTA !!
Submitted May 12, 2008 4:01PM by keith-hackney1 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tito Ortiz Makes a Fair Proposal: UFC Should Pay Fighters 30% of Revenues
(sports.aol.com)
As he prepares for what is being advertised as his last fight in the organization at UFC 84, Tito Ortiz is, as he so often has, talking about his belief that UFC fighters should make more money. Ortiz told MMA Mania that he thinks fighters should make about 30% of revenues, and Michael Rome of Bloody Elbow crunches some numbers and says that would be a significant pay raise from where they are now. But while it would be significantly more than they make now, it would be nowhere near as much as athletes in other sports make. Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal reports that baseball players make 51% to 55% of MLB revenues, football players make 59% of NFL revenues, basketball players make 57% of NBA revenues and hockey players make 55.6% of NHL revenues. That's not an apples-to-apples comparison, though, because UFC pays a lot more of its own costs for things like TV broadcasts than other sports leagues do. No one would suggest that UFC should pay more than half of its revenue to its fighters.
Submitted May 12, 2008 3:04PM by grappler0000 - 55 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
B.J. Penn ‘sitting comfortably at 164’ for UFC 84 lightweight fight with Sean Sherk
(mmamania.com)
Check out a vid of “The Prodigy” training for “The Muscle Shark” after the jump. WAR BJ! they posted another video after i made the post
Submitted May 12, 2008 2:10PM by CantAndleDaRiddum - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Quick Quote: Wilson Gouveia ‘going in blind’ against Goran Reljik at UFC 84
(mmamania.com)
“I’m kind of going in blind for this fight. I just trained everything for this fight. For [Goran Reljik], there is no information at all. I just have to be 100% for everything. He’s supposed to be a very good jiu-jitsu guy. Every Croatian guy is supposed to be a very good striker. I’m not taking him as just being a jiu-jitsu fight…. To be honest, I pulled four wins in a row. My last fights I won by submission or knockout. I was expecting a real tough (opponent). It’s no problem. I fight anybody they put against me. I want to fight a big name. If I could pick the fights I want right now, I would like to fight Chuck (Liddell) or a rematch against Keith (Jardine). They are the two guys that are in my mind right now. I’m taking this fight very seriously though. I trained very hard. I’m training very much to be the next UFC light heavyweight champion.” Wilson Gouveia tells MMAWeekly.com that he does not know much about his upcoming opponent at UFC 84: “Ill Will,” Goran Reljik. It sounds as though Gouveia — who has four straight wins and just one loss (Keith Jardine) inside the Octagon — would have been happier with more noteworthy opponent. His fight with Reljik will be televised on the pay-per-view (PPV) main card, which means that he might just get his wish next time out with a win or exciting fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Submitted May 12, 2008 2:09PM by CantAndleDaRiddum - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ben Saunders on UFC 86 fight, roster cuts, and upcoming video game
(mmajunkie.com)
Ben Saunders (5-0-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who last competed in December at The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale, is best known for his Jeet Kune Do style -- and his constant smiling during fights. Don't let the smile fool you, though; the American Top Team member is very serious about fighting. MMAjunkie.com (www.MMAjunkie.com) recently had a chance to speak with the 25-year-old as he prepares for a fight against fellow "TUF 6" alumnus Jared Rollins. Saunders spoke about a number of topics, including the recent UFC roster cuts, the upcoming UFC video game, his future in the welterweight division, and his upcoming fight at UFC 86 on July 5. MMAJUNKIE.COM: Can you officially confirm that you will be fighting Jared Rollins at UFC 86? BEN SAUNDERS: <laughs> I 'm never sure when it's OK to say something. I never want to make a mistake and say something I'm not supposed to say, but yeah, I can confirm it now. I'll be fighting J-Roc in July.
Submitted May 12, 2008 2:05PM by CantAndleDaRiddum - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
In Bisping, Day Gets What He Wants
(sherdog.com)
The day after his surprising dismantling of Alan Belcher (Pictures) at UFC 83 in Montreal last month, Jason Day (Pictures) told Sherdog.com that he wanted Michael Bisping (Pictures) as his next opponent. Now, three weeks later, he has gotten his wish. The UFC officially announced last week that the Canadian middleweight will be replacing Chris Leben (Pictures) as Bisping's opponent in London on June 7. Leben was sentenced to 35 days in jail last Thursday following a probation violation that stemmed from an old DUI charge. With his release scheduled for less than two weeks before the June 7 bout in London, the UFC pulled Leben from the card and inserted Day. v The 29-year-old, who holds a 17-5 record, told Sherdog.com that he feels all of his hard work over the years is finally paying off. "Everything is falling into place," Day said. "It's just clicking, and I'm loving it." Lol at the meeting with Eddie Bravo.
Submitted May 12, 2008 1:18PM by Bemin - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Think American MMA Is Brutal? Check Japan
(sports.aol.com)
Mixed martial arts has a perception problem in the United States. From the guy who runs CBS saying it was a mistake to sign a deal with EliteXC to athletic commission officials saying there's more drug use in MMA than in boxing to negative stories in the Washington Post and Associated Press, a lot of casual American sports fans are left with the impression that the sport is savage and dangerous. But the reality is that MMA in the United States is far more advanced than MMA in other countries in terms of taking the health of fighters seriously. Take this from Dave Meltzer's piece about this weekend's Dream.3 show: Japanese MMA is still a completely different animal than the UFC, because the former has no governmental regulation. There is no steroid testing. Many of the matches are made at the last minute, and in one case, a fighter, Melvin Manhoef, was in the ring just two weeks after taking a knockout in a kickboxing match, something that would never be allowed in a major U.S. commission state.
Submitted May 12, 2008 12:07PM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, EliteXC
 
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