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MMA In the Olympic Games??
Good read on whether MMA would ever make the Olympics.
Submitted Aug 4, 2008 3:37PM by JimmieDD - 18 comments
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Fitch Drawing On Hidden Knowledge
Jon Fitch says having a teammate who has fought Georges St. Pierre has proved valuable to his preparations for Saturday’s title fight. Josh Koscheck, who trains with Fitch at the American Kickboxing Academy, lost to St. Pierre on points at UFC 74. Despite losing, he learned a lot about St. Pierre from that fight and has been passing his knowledge on, Fitch told UFC.com. “He can explain the elements that are intangible, the things that you can’t see on tape,” says Fitch. “That makes him a little more real to me.” He says that Koscheck had the wrong gameplan going into the fight “because he thought there was no way anybody was gonna take him down and he didn’t train any wrestling”.
Submitted Aug 4, 2008 3:35PM by MMAcca - 11 comments
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Coleman Responds To Shogun Allegations
Mark Coleman has responded to ‘Shogun’ Rua’s allegations that he is ducking a rematch with him. Last month, Shogun told Brazil’s Tatame magazine that the UFC was looking at putting them together in November. "I hope this time he doesn't run from me. He said no to me a couple of times, but I believe now it will happen," Rua added. Coleman disputes this. “As far as him indicating the fact that I've ducked him, that's wishful thinking on his part," he told MMA Junkie. He explained that as he has already beaten Rua once, he isn’t particularly interested in pushing for a rematch, but would take it if the UFC arranged it.
Submitted Aug 4, 2008 3:34PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
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Murilo Bustamante bets on Palhares
Leader of Brazilian Top Team, Murilo Bustamante commented to TATAME about Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares’ preparation for the biggest challenge of his career at UFC 88 against the former Pride champion, Dan Henderson. “He’s ready, man, we bet on his. We know Henderson is a top athlete and that it’ll be a tough fight, bus we believe in Toquinho”, said Bustamante, that told us that Palhares isn’t felling any pressure about this fight. “He’s loving it, impossible to be more motivated. He knows he’ll have a great chance to grown in the division and, if he wins, he’ll make a huge advance close to his dream: a title shot. We want that”, revealed Bustamante.
Submitted Aug 4, 2008 3:32PM by MMAcca - 11 comments
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Fisher vs Guillard at UFC 90 In Chicago
MMAWeekly.com on Monday confirmed that Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweights Spencer “The King” Fisher and Melvin “The Young Assassin” Guillard will face each other at UFC 90 in Chicago on Oct. 25. Both fighters have received bout agreements and are in the process of signing them. Fisher, 32, is coming off a tough decision victory over sometime training partner Jeremy Stephens at the Ultimate Fighter Finale on June 21. The durable Miletich Fighting Systems fighter has won seven out of 10 performances in the Octagon since debuting at Ultimate Fight Night 2 in 2005. Though he slid against contenders Frankie Edgar and Hermes Franca in 2007, Fisher has always been considered among the top-tier in the division. Guillard, 25, has had mixed results in the UFC after debuting on the second season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” The New Orleans native has faced a variety of personal issues outside the cage, despite several impressive performances since debuting at The Ultimate Fighter 2 finale in 2005. Guillard’s recent dispatch of Dennis Siver at UFC 86 was quick and explosive, two words that are often attributed to him. Fisher’s trainer, Pat Miletich, is none too happy about the match-up. “Spencer has no reason to fight that guy,” Miletich said. “I don’t think Melvin’s earned the right to fight him yet. I think Spencer should be fighting somebody where he’s got something to gain.” Still, Miletich is confident that his student will emerge victorious. “Spencer obviously would be the favored guy,” he continued. “Melvin’s a dangerous kid, but I don’t think Melvin’s a polished fighter at Spencer’s level.” Fisher and Guillard were unreachable for comment.
Submitted Aug 4, 2008 3:23PM by Twenty20Dollars - 19 comments
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Depending upon whom you ask, Randy Couture resigned or retired from the Ultimate Fighting Championship on October 11, 2007. Since that time, he has been embroiled in a legal battle with the Zuffa owned promotion. With billionaire Mark Cuban’s company HDNet being one of the main suitors for Couture's services when and if he is ever clear of his legal entanglements with the UFC, both HDNet and Couture were handed a clear blow to their legal efforts in the Texas Court of Appeals on Friday. HDNet has pursued a declaration stating the finality of Couture’s fight contract with Zuffa and when he would be free to fight for another organization. Its efforts were denied on Friday, however, when the Texas Court of Appeals found that the lower court that was acting on the HDNet litigation had engaged in “a clear abuse of discretion” by permitting it, according to a statement released by Zuffa. The Texas Court of Appeals granted Zuffa’s Motion to Compel Randy Couture to arbitrate in the District of Nevada, staying all further action by HDNet against Zuffa in the state of Texas.
Submitted Aug 4, 2008 3:00PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
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Spike TV: TUF 8 Finale December 13
Spike TV officials have confirmed December 13 at the date for the live Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale. No fights or venue confirmed yet but the likely venue is The Palms in Las Vegas.
Submitted Aug 4, 2008 2:19PM by DCRage - 0 comments
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New Heath Herring Interview
Heath Herring has made a living fighting in other fighters' backyards. This Saturday he does it again, facing Brock Lesnar in Lesnar's native Minnesota at UFC 87-which is "nothing new" to Herring, a subject he touched on among others in a new interview.
Submitted Aug 4, 2008 2:18PM by DCRage - 2 comments
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Wanderlei Silva told to prepare for December return
After a brutal destruction of Keith Jardine in May, UFC light-heavyweight Wanderlei Silva (32-8-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) has been told by UFC officials to prepare for a December return. The win was Silva's first victory in almost two years, and the famed light heavyweight shared his thoughts on his next bout while a guest co-host on a recent edition TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I'm talking with (UFC co-owner) Lorenzo (Fertitta)," said Silva, who's English continues to improve since a move to Las Vegas. "They're talking about December because it is the best event of the year. (Antonio Rodrigo) Nogueira is going to fight (Frank) Mir for the belt for the heavyweights. "This is the best event. It's much more promotion. They told me to be ready to fight in December." Silva said he doesn't yet know who he will face on the card. "They gave me 10 (possible) names," Silva said. "My division is the best division in the world. They have so many names. I think they're going to give a good opponent to me." While several names have been rumored, a possible third bout between Silva and ex-champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has been brought up repeatedly as of late. Perhaps unsurprisingly, in light of his two previous knockout victories over Jackson, Silva said he would be open to the match-up. "I wanted to fight [Jackson] again," Silva said. "I think it's a very good match." Despite recent troubles, including three straight losses to Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic, Dan Henderson and Chuck Liddell before the victory over Jardine, Silva still has his eyes focused on the UFC's light heavyweight title. "For me, I have time to fight for the belt in the future, no problem," Silva said. "I'm going to wait for my opportunity. I'm going to give my best on every fight. After I win my fights, I'm going to have an opportunity to fight for the belt." And regardless of whom the UFC brings forth in December, Silva knows he'll be ready. "For me, no problem," Silva said. "I'll fight with everybody." Silva also discussed the advantages of his relocation to the U.S., his relationship with his old Chute Boxe teammates and the opening of his own gym in Las Vegas. To hear the full episode, which Silva co-hosted, download Wednesday's edition of TAGG Radio, available for free in the TAGG Radio archives.
Submitted Aug 3, 2008 3:36PM by Twenty20Dollars - 21 comments
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Michael Bisping planning on going "straight through" Chris Leben
UFC middleweight Michael Bisping (16-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) will get his second shot at headlining a card at October's UFC 89 event in his native England. And while Bisping's first headlining gig netted him his only career loss to date against Rashad Evans, "The Count" thinks this time will be different. Bisping discussed his upcoming bout with Chris Leben while a guest on a special weekend edition of TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I've got respect for [Leben]," Bisping said. "But I'm going to go straight through him. That's what I'm made to do." The fight will be Bisping's third in the middleweight division. The Liverpool native started his career at 205 pounds, but he made the decision to move down a weight class after suffering the lone loss of his career.
Submitted Aug 3, 2008 1:00PM by MMAcca - 18 comments
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Rolling with the Flo: Ever-talented Kenny Florian readies for UFC 87
He already may be the best television analyst in mixed martial arts. As a studio analyst, he has no peer. As a prognosticator, he's tops in his field and his newsletter almost reads like a post-fight recap and not a prefight prediction. He speaks six languages, is the son of a heart surgeon and grew up in a well-to-do area of suburban Boston. At first glance, Kenny Florian might seem better suited for a job behind the cameras or on the production. But this erudite, engaging man is as ferocious inside the octagon as any man in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. And while he's one of the sport's finest ambassadors, it's the punishment he's able to deliver, as well as take, that has endeared him to UFC president Dana White. They're both from the Boston area, but the local ties play no role in White's admiration for Florian.
Submitted Aug 3, 2008 5:08AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
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Kampmann v Marquardt UFC 89?
Which is it. UFC 88 or UFC 89?
Submitted Aug 3, 2008 3:39AM by Rabi - 5 comments
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UFC 87 week of events
The UFC returns to pay per view next weekend for UFC 87, which takes place Aug. 9 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre takes on Jon Fitch in the night's main event. The UFC recently announced details for UFC 87's weigh-ins and pre-event autograph sessions. In a rare move, the UFC will also make the pre-event press conference open to the public. The week of events begins on Thursday at the Mall of American Rotunda for the press conference. It begins at 1 p.m. local time and is followed by an autograph signing with Matt Serra, Nate Quarry, Clay Guida, Amir Sadollah, Keith Jardine and Sean Sherk. On Friday, the UFC's fan club has autograph sessions with Matt Hughes, Guida, Sherk and Quarry (1-3 p.m.) and a pre-weigh-in Q&A with UFC President Dana White and Sadollah (2 p.m.). Doors to the weigh-ins then open to the general public at 3 p.m., and the first fighter is expected to hit the scale at 4 p.m.
Submitted Aug 2, 2008 4:17PM by SmileR - 0 comments
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*Why I want my KIDS to be MMA Fighters*
Article discussing the benefits of MMA. I actually agree with this.
Submitted Aug 2, 2008 11:49AM by JimmieDD - 13 comments
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UFC Takes Next Round in Couture Saga
The UFC’s parent company, Zuffa LLC, emerged with another victory Friday, as a Dallas appeals court granted the promotion a stay against a motion for summary judgment submitted by Mark Cuban’s HDNet Fights. The Mavericks NBA team owner had filed the motion on Feb. 13, requesting that a Texas court decide when five-time UFC champion Randy Couture (Pictures) would be eligible to sign into a contract with his own rival organization.
Submitted Aug 2, 2008 10:38AM by Sam_Rothstein - 9 comments
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Exclusive: Rampage Jackson Lost Contact Lens Prior To Crashing Into Vehicles
A source close to Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has shed new light on the former light heavyweights bumper car escapade a couple weeks ago. According to our source, Jackson had been up for days without food and was "clearly not in his right mind" when the incident occurred, however, there appears to be a little more to the story.
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 8:21PM by Playground_Samurai - 19 comments
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Drew McFedries vs. Mike Massenzio at UFC Fight Night 15
Hard-hitting Drew McFedries (7-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will meet UFC newcomer and former IFL fighter Mike Massenzio (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 15 in September. The fight, first reported by fiveouncesofpain.com, has since been confirmed by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The bout is likely to end up on the night's un-televised preliminary card. UFC Fight Night 15, which takes place at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Neb., features co-main events of Nate Diaz vs. Josh Neer and Mac Danzig vs. Clay Guida. McFedries, a Team Miletich fighter, most recently defeated Marvin Eastman at The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale. Like his other UFC victories -- over Jordan Radev and Alessio Sakara -- the win came via first-round knockout. His only losses in the UFC are to middleweight contenders Martin Kampmann and Patrick Cote. Massenzio fought just once in the IFL and suffered a first-round submission loss to Danillo Villefort. The defeat snapped his nine-fight win streak, which included four-consecutive submission victories prior to his IFL debut. He fought primarily in the Reality Fighting and Ring of Combat organizations. According to fiveouncesofpain.com, the former collegiate wrestler signed a four-fight deal with the UFC.
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 7:03PM by Twenty20Dollars - 7 comments
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A slight knee injury to Lister has postponed the bout. Too bad this was going to be an awesome fight.
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 6:37PM by Wolfenstein - 3 comments
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The Florian Report – Week Four
We’re in cruise control now. The hard work is done, so it’s about keeping the weapons sharp, continuing to do what we’ve been doing, and staying mentally focused for this fight.
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 1:52PM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
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‘El Matador’s March to UFC 87 – Week Four
We’re getting close to fight week, and my mom and some other friends have been a little bit more nervous than I have for this fight. So I kinda sat back and told everyone ‘It’s all right, we’ve done this rodeo before. We’ve been here and done this. This fight is like any other fight. The only difference is the hype behind it.’ That’s the way I feel. To me, it’s just like any of my other fights, but at the same time it’s the most important fight of my life because it’s happening right now. All my other fights were just as important as this one because if I didn’t win them, I wouldn’t be where I’m at. My job’s on the line every time I step in there.
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 1:51PM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
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