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Chuck Liddell vs. Keith Jardine II up next?
(mmamania.com)
QUOTE "My next fight will probably be in the summer and I am thinking about Jardine since Jackson is already scheduled to fight (Forrest Griffin). I can’t wait around (for Jackson). I love the sport and I think I have a couple years left in me. I’m a very competitive person. I don’t even like to lose at things I’m not good at." Chuck Liddell reiterates that he wants to rematch Keith Jardine next
Submitted Jan 24, 2008 7:57AM by CornishMMA - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Thompson Interview on Brock Lesnar
(mmafightline.com)
Nice Interview: He briefly touches on his situation with Bodog, elaborates on the fight offer with Jon Fitch, and has a cool story about his training partner Brock Lesnar.
Submitted Jan 24, 2008 12:39AM by duggy - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Interviews, Fight Camp / Team
 
Palhares Expected to Sign with UFC
(sherdog.com)
After recently signing Brazilian Top Team's David Bielkheden , the UFC is expected to ink another BTT athlete: Fury GP 185-pound champion Rousimar Palhares, Sherdog.com has learned. A native of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Palhares (7-1) is a prospect who has a chance to reach the top in the UFC. He has won five straight, including first-round wins over UFC veteran Flavio Luis Moura, Pan-Arm jiu-jitsu champion Fabio Negao (Pictures) and Pride Bushido veteran Daniel Acacio. None of these quality fighters were competitive against Palhares.
Submitted Jan 23, 2008 6:46PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Fight Camp / Team
 
Drew McFedries - An 'Old Dog' with Bite
(ufc.com)
Very good read about McFedries.
Submitted Jan 23, 2008 4:44PM by JWils - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lesnar To Headline UFC 86?
(mmanews.com)
The UK newspaper The Sun is claiming that Brock Lesnar will be in the main event at UFC 86 on June 14 in London. The reason is likely Brock's massive popularity he gained in the UK during his wrestling career.
Submitted Jan 23, 2008 4:27PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Another WWE Wrestler Joining MMA
Bobby Lashley is the latest pro wrestler to join the world of MMA. Scrubsports.com is again the 1st to break this news. If you remember they were the 1st to break the news of the WCO show being cancelled. Lashley hasn't appeared on WWE camera's for months now and should've been back a long time ago. Fans wondered what happened to him and just today, I received word that he is done with the WWE and has been training MMA in hopes of landing a contract somewhere. God help us all!
Submitted Jan 23, 2008 3:44PM by tberg420 - 81 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
 
Guida Added To UFC's Return To Colorado
(mmaweekly.com)
Clay Guida will look to return to his winning ways on April 2 in Denver, CO and will face UFC newcomer, Samy Schiavo, in his debut fight as sources close to the fight have confirmed with MMAWeekly.com. While the bout agreements have not been signed, this fight is expected to take place during the UFC Fight Night as a lead in to the 7th season of the “Ultimate Fighter” show featuring Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Forrest Griffin as coaches.
Submitted Jan 23, 2008 3:25PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pat Miletich-Endorsed Corey Hill Makes UFC Debut Tonight
(mmajunkie.com)
One of the problems when a promoter does 30 shows a year, as the UFC is doing this year, is that there will be cards which are bereft of stars. And, at first glance, The Ultimate Fight Night card tonight in the Pearl at The Palms (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET/PT), seems to be one of those. The main event, a welterweight battle between Josh Burkman and Mike Swick, has no title implications.
Submitted Jan 23, 2008 12:52PM by madmarck - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Parisyan-Fitch Feud Heats up; Florian Reveals Original Opponent for Next Fight
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight stand-out Karo “The Heat” Parisyan (18-4 MMA, 8-2 UFC) has a simple message for fellow contender Jon Fitch (15-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC): I’m not ducking you. Parisyan joined Tuesday’s episode of TAGG Radio to discuss his April 2 bout with American Top Team’s Thiago Alves (13-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC), but the conversation quickly turned toward the controversy surrounding a possible Parisyan-Fitch match-up. “Their camp is talking crap,” Parisyan said.
Submitted Jan 23, 2008 9:57AM by CornishMMA - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sanchez Gets New UFC 82 Opponent
(mmaweekly.com)
Diego Sanchez, who was to face Roan Carneiro at UFC 82, will now face PRIDE veteran David Bielkheden instead. Carneiro is off due to an undisclosed illness.
Submitted Jan 23, 2008 7:21AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Keith Jardine Could Return in May
(mmajunkie.com)
Rumors that rising light heavyweight contender Keith Jardine (13-3-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) might be added to an already-star-studded UFC 82 event apparently have no basis. Sources close to the fighter today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Jardine’s future is uncertain but that he’s definitely not expecting to be part of UFC 82, which takes place March 1 in Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Jardine’s been on the bench ever since the upset, which catapulted him up the world light-heavyweight rankings. In fact, many outlets currently have Jardine ranked within the division’s top five. Jardine’s been on the bench ever since the upset, which catapulted him up the world light-heavyweight rankings. In fact, many outlets currently have Jardine ranked within the division’s top five. Regardless, Jardine is expected to return in or around May for his next bout, though the UFC continues to look for a suitable opponent.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 9:52PM by juanez13 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Coleman to be inducted into the UFC HoF
(mmamania.com)
The first-ever UFC Heavyweight Champion and PRIDE FC Grand Prix Champion, Mark Coleman (15-8), is rumored to be up for induction into the Hall of Fame at UFC 82: “Pride of a Champion” on March 1 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 4:04PM by Manfred - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
UFC 82: Jon Fitch vs. Chris Wilson likely to fight (Exclusive)
(mmamania.com)
With Akihiro Gono out with a hand injury, MMAmania.com has learned that Chris Wilson (13-3) might step up to face top welterweight contender, Jon Fitch (15-2), at UFC 82: “Pride of a Champion” on March 1 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. It would mark the Octagon debut for the red-hot Team Quest fighter if and when bout agreements are finalized. Wilson is a veteran of the International Fight League (IFL) and Bodog Fight. He has strung together four straight wins against solid competitors such as Rory Markham, Jay Heiron and Derrick noble during that stretch. He’s a tough guy who will be thrown in the deep end against an experienced UFC veteran like Fitch in his Octagon debut. It’s an incredible opportunity, however, to make an instant splash in the organization much like Houston Alexander did when he burst onto the scene to dash the title chances of Keith Jardine. Fitch, however, is undefeated (7-0) in the Octagon since his debut in 2005. He has also not lost a professional fight since 2002 — more than five years. His rise to the top of the division has been long and hard and it didn’t get much easier with this fight … it’s dangerous. In the recent past, we’ve called for Fitch to take on Karo Parisyan and Marcus Davis, who are top guys and well-known among fans. Those fights are not going to happen in the immediate future. Therefore, we’ll have to just sit tight and hang on for the ride. This should actually be a tough fight for both guys if the Wilson who appeared in the footage that I’ve seen shows up in Ohio in top form.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 3:58PM by Twenty20Dollars - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Sponsor Files For Bankruptcy
(lvrj.com)
The Las Vegas manufacturer and distributor of energy drink Xenergy, which sponsors the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has filed for bankruptcy protection amid claims of intimidation and death threats. Full Article
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 3:18PM by snakeplissken - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
*UPDATE* Heath Will Face Tim Boetsch At UFC 81 (NOT Ruiz!)
(mmaweekly.com)
With Tomasz Drwal being forced to withdraw from the match-up with David Heath at UFC 81 due to a knee injury, it was believed that the entire bout would be scrapped, but MMAWeekly.com has confirmed that a new opponent for Heath stepped in at the eleventh hour, rounding out the card with a total of nine fights. Originally, sources indicated to MMAWeekly that Anthony Ruiz, who recently defeated former Ultimate Fighter season two finalist Brad Imes at the Palace Fighting Championship, was accepting the bout with Heath. The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday morning did confirm that Heath is still on the fight card for UFC 81, however, his opponent is not Anthony Ruiz, but Pennsylvania light heavyweight prospect Tim Boetsch.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 1:01PM by CornishMMA - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
David Heath Will Face Anthony Ruiz At UFC 81
(mmaweekly.com)
With Tomasz Drwal being forced to withdraw from the match-up with David Heath at UFC 81 due to a knee injury, it was believed that the entire bout would be scrapped, but MMAWeekly.com has confirmed that Heath will now fight Anthony Ruiz, rounding out the card with a total of nine fights. Recently defeating former Ultimate Fighter season two finalist Brad Imes at the Palace Fighting Championship show in California, Ruiz has won his last six fights in a row, including Imes and another UFC alum, Bobby Southworth.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 7:23AM by CornishMMA - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC gambles on untested Lesnar
(sports.yahoo.com)
In the spring of 2000, Brock Lesnar was a University of Minnesota senior, just two weeks and a handful of workouts away from the NCAA Division I wrestling tournament. Today, the 30-year-old Lesnar finds himself in a similar situation as he trains for his match against former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Frank Mir in the most publicized debut in UFC history. The former “Next Big Thing” of pro wrestling has become ultimate fighting's next gigantic question mark, a 1-0 fighter with 69 seconds of ring experience thrown into the deep end of a shark-infested pool. Whether he's in over his head remains to be seen, but the reason he's being billed as the semi-main event of UFC 81 on Feb. 2 in Las Vegas is because of his fame as a former World Wrestling Entertainment champion. The success of this card hinges on people buying the novelty of a former WWE champion fighting a former UFC champion. The idea, if it clicks, is to rally the UFC fan base to want to see the fake wrestler get smashed, and for the pro wrestling audience, to whom the show is being heavily marketed, to tune in out of curiosity to see how one of its all-time tough guys can do. For me this is a tough one to pick, its going to come down to the weigh-ins, if Mir comes in looking like he's in great shape (and I think he will, this fight is his big chance to get back in the title picture), he's the one go with for sure. Lets just hope that his injuries from his accident don't hinder his ability to get his conditioning and training to where it needs to be for this fight.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 2:20AM by Bemin - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFN 12 conference call with audio
(punch.freedomblogging.com)
From the OC Register: Mike Swick on building his reputation as a quick finisher and whether that brings a lot of pressure: “I don’t carry any pressure anymore. I got into all of that before. That built up a lot when I was going on my streak in the middleweight division. But, right now, I’m fighting for me and my head is really clear. I have no pressure. I don’t think about anything. I’m going to go out there and put on the best fight I can. Obviously, I’m going to try and end it as quick as I can and as dominantly as I can, but I am going to take whatever is out there. There is no pressure. That is one of the good things about this fight. I’ve learned a lot from the last fight and from my experience in the UFC. I’m going in real clear-headed and real focused." Josh Burkman on the biggest things he learned from Tito Ortiz: “A lot of the things I took, you know, the diet. I mean, the way those guys come together as a team. That’s their main focus. They go up to Big Bear to get rid of all the distractions. All you are doing is living with a bunch of guys. You are all cooking and eating the same food. Everybody is focused on the same task, and that’s getting ready for fights. I just took that with me back to Salt Lake. It’s kind of rubbed off on the guys around me. It’s the same mind set we have in Salt Lake at Absolute. Patrick Cote on what kind of fight he expects against McFedries: “I think we both have the same style. We like to stand on our feet and fight each other and that will be a lot of fireworks in this fight. That will be a good fight for the fans and for the UFC. Don’t blink because this fight can be quick. I expect a very good fight and a very entertaining fight. Drew McFedries on coming back from Staph infection: “I never forget. I hold grudges. Bottom line is you would like to think these things don’t happen in life, but they do. I would like to think they would happen to everyone but me, but everything seems to happen to me. I’m not worried about that at all. It keeps me driving, man. I know that unless you are struggling a little bit, you’re not living life. McFedries on whether there was any hesitation when he first got back into the gym: “Honestly, man, I was (expletive) (expletive). I was so upset, man, I couldn’t control myself. I was knocking people out left and right. Really, to be honest, I had a chip on my shoulder. I was hurting people. I had to take that out more on the pads. We really had to back off the live sparring." To check out the entire rundown of the call click this link. There also is a link at the top of the story to the audio of the entire call, which is broken into two 15 minute parts:
Submitted Jan 21, 2008 8:40PM by PunchyMcGee - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tito Ortiz Confirms Machida Fight, Possibly his last UFC fight
(thefightnetwork.com)
"A polarizing former UFC light heavyweight champion, Ortiz confirmed he will face Lyoto Machida (12-0) at a UFC event on Saturday, May 24 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The bout will satisfy the final fight of his UFC contract."
Submitted Jan 21, 2008 7:52PM by Lord_Lenny - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rumors ufc 81
(mmajunkie.com)
Rumors — UFC 81 Date: Feb. 2, 2008 Location: Las Vegas, Nev. Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center Broadcast: Pay-Per-View MAIN CARD (TELEVISED) Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Tim Sylvia (for interim heavyweight title) Ricardo Almeida vs. Alan Belcher Jeremy Horn vs. Nate Marquardt PRELIMINARY CARD (NOT TELEVISED) Tyson Griffin vs. Gleison Tibau Kyle Bradley vs. Chris Lytle Marvin Eastman vs. Terry Martin Rob Emerson vs. Keita Nakamura
Submitted Jan 21, 2008 5:19PM by loonytnt - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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