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Dan Hardy plans to make UFC welterweights uncomfortable on Nov. 14.
“Kim will want to take me down with his judo and bash me up on the ground, but every time he gets close he will eat an elbow or knee in the face. I don’t want a decision, I guarantee a knockout in this one. I plan to put a beating on this guy that is so nasty and so one-sided it will be uncomfortable viewing for all the other welterweights in the UFC. I am going to beat him up for a while and then I will catch him with something that really hurts him — then he’ll go to sleep.”
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 10:38PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kimbo Slice Has Low Hurdle to Clear for Big Reward on The Ultimate Fighter 10
It's a cruel hard world out there and the reality is that Kimbo Slice is good for business. Dana White has shrewdly put himself in a no lose position by booking Kimbo on The Ultimate Fighter. At a minimum he will get blockbuster ratings for the early episodes, the longer they can keep him from being exposed, the better. Anyone want to bet that Kimbo won't fight until the third or fourth episode of the show? And if Kimbo manages to score a win, especially a convincing KTFO win, the Kimbo hype train will begin to choo choo down the tracks.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 10:34PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 7 comments
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Welterweights Marcus Davis and Ben Saunders agree to UFC 106 contest in Las Vegas
Two welterweight contenders looking to rebound from disappointing losses will square off at UFC 106 as Marcus Davis (16-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) and Ben Saunders (7-1-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) have verbally agreed to meet at the event. Though not yet officially announced, UFC 106 is expected to take place Nov. 21 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The card will be headlined by a heavyweight title bout between current champ Brock Lesnar and challenger Shane Carwin.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 10:20PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 12 comments
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UFC Inks TV Deal in U.K.
"UFC highlights will air on free TV in the United Kingdom, the promotion announced Tuesday. The UFC has signed a terrestrial television deal with Five, a British network that airs “Monday Night Football,” to create a new program titled “UFC: Main Event.” The show will regularly feature some of the UFC’s best bouts and kicks off Sept. 14 with the UFC 102 main event between Randy Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira." They are doing a good job with marketing to the UK
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 6:46PM by Sinister - 0 comments
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Matt Hamill Vs. Jon Jones Expected for The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale
A light heavyweight clash between fast-rising prospects Matt Hamill (7-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Jon Jones (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is expected to feature prominently at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale in December. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to the event that a bout between Jones and Hamill is currently in negotiations, and at least one fighter's camp says verbal agreements are in place. The bout would be expected to serve in at least a co-main-event role for the Dec. 5 event in Las Vegas. The main card airs live on Spike TV.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 4:22PM by Bowen50 - 21 comments
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Crocop weighs in on Fedor/UFC situation
Mirko Crocop can get added to the list of people who don't understand the Fedor/UFC situation, as he has his own thoughts on the matter. Is Fedor scared?
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 3:21PM by BrutalKnockOut - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
Lil' Nog and Hendo to go again at 105?
Its another story from the Sun, but they where first to report Semtex stepping up to replace Swick so mabeys this artice is credible aswell. Also mentions Hughes vs Swick could be an option if Dan or Nog Decline the fight.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 1:06PM by Aaronno9 - 10 comments
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UFC 105 Officially Announced, Main Event Not
As had been expected, UFC today officially announced UFC 105 for November 14 at MEN Arena in Manchester, England. 2 matches were confirmed-Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang and Dan Hardy vs. Dong Hyun Kim-but the statement also revealed the main event would be announced at a later date. Tickets go on sale Monday but Fight Club members can get them Thursday, Newsletter subscribers can get them Saturday.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 11:38AM by DCRage - 1 comment
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Hallman vs. Howard at TUF 10 Finale
Looks like Hughes won't be fighting him next.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 9:52AM by Sinister - 1 comment
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Dan Miller Out, Newcomer Jay Silva In Against CB Dollaway at UFN 19
(MMA) Madness is reporting tonight that UFC middleweight Dan Miller is suffering from some sort of ailment, and will be forced out of his scheduled fight with C.B. Dollaway at UFC Fight Night 19 on September 16th. Brazilian Jay Silva (5-0) will be stepping in on very short notice to make his UFC debut against Dollaway next week.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 9:26AM by emfleek - 11 comments
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Rashad Evans Not Yet Told of Possible UFC 107 Fight Postponement
Rashad Evans has yet to be officially informed that his UFC 107 main-event matchup with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has been scrapped, according to his manager, Jervis Cole. FanHouse contacted Cole on Saturday to find out whether the ex-UFC light-heavyweight champion had been informed of any change in scheduling. As of yesterday afternoon, he had not.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 9:23AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Maynard's got the plan to beat Huerta
"As the lightweight division awaits the next title defense by champion B.J. Penn in December, the list of contenders is constantly growing. The choice for the next top 155-pound contender could be crowned on Sept. 16 when Gray Maynard goes for his sixth win in a row when he faces Roger Huerta at UFC Fight Night 19 in Oklahoma. Maynard’s string of wins includes victories over Frankie Edgar, Jim Miller, and Rich Clementi. He's hoping to tack Huerta onto the list in what could be the budding actor’s final fight with the UFC. It's no secret that Huerta has expressed his desire to venture onto the silver screen and the fight against Maynard is the last on his current fight contract." I like Maynard a lot. This sound be a good fight.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 8:25AM by Sinister - 4 comments
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UFC 105: Terry Etim vs. Shannon Gugerty possible for Nov. 14
Unheralded but tough lightweights Terry Etim (13-2) and Shannon Gugerty (12-3) are penciled in to throw leather in a 155-pound match up at UFC 105 from the Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena in Manchester, England, on Nov. 14, according to Fighter’s Only magazine. Etim has looked sharp in his three most recent performances inside the Octagon, submitting Justin Buchholz with a brabo choke at UFC 99: “The Comeback,” knocking Brian Cobb senseless with a head kick at UFC 95: “Sanchez vs. Stevenson” and outpointing Sam Stout on all three judges scorecards at UFC 89: “Bisping vs. Leben.”
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 1:31AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 5 comments
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Frank Mir to add more strength to go with his technique
“In the fight with Brock, I really felt there was a huge difference in strength and power. Being 245, I just don’t think I’ll ever be able to compete with him at that weight…. One area of my game I’m really lacking at is physical power. Just training, lifting heavy weights, being explosive, being a powerful athlete…. I’m going to go back to drawing board, I’m going to win two, three fights in a row and get a rematch against him. And I don’t have to sit here and complain about it, I’ll get an opportunity to get locked in a cage with him and show him what I felt about [his post-fight antics].”
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 1:29AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 7 comments
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Welterweight Rick Story agrees to meet Brian Foster at UFC 103
Welterweight Rick Story (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has agreed to a "UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort" slot on less than two-weeks' notice, and the Portland, Ore., native is now expected face UFC-newcomer Brian Foster (11-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at the Sept. 19 event in Dallas.
Submitted Sep 7, 2009 4:18PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ortiz: Hopefully Chuck can dance better than he can fight
Tito Ortiz has launched a scathing attack on long time rival, Chuck Liddell, saying “The Iceman’s” career is over and that he hopes he can dance better than he fights. When asked about the recent comments Liddell made about Ortiz needing a win or two under his belt to make him relevant enough to face again inside the octagon, Ortiz said: “That’s kinda funny. I think he needs to get a couple of wins under his belt also. I think he’s been knocked out four of his last five fights. I’ve never been knocked out unconscious in any of my fights in my whole career in the last thirteen years so for him to say those words is like calling the kettle black.
Submitted Sep 7, 2009 1:46PM by MMAcca - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
Pyle intends better showing in UFC return
When asked if he was underprepared for his Ultimate Fighting Championships debut at UFC 98 this past may, Mike “Quicksand” Pyle responded in his usual direct approach, “A week’s notice and 23 pounds overweight, you tell me.” Indeed, stepping in for an injured Chris Wilson just days from the show to face the always tough Brock Larson proved to Pyle’s undoing, as he was submitted half way through round one. Pyle explains, while he would have liked more time to prepare for such a big fight, the opportunity to join the UFC was just too important to his career to pass up.
Submitted Sep 7, 2009 10:51AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Koscheck gets back to basics to face Trigg
For one of the most active fighters in the UFC, the last 7 months have been tough on Josh Koscheck not being able to fight, but he'll get his wish on Sept 19 when he welcomes former top welterweight contender, Frank Trigg, back to the Octagon when the two square off at UFC 103 in Dallas. Following a tough loss to Paulo Thiago in February, Koscheck was slated to get back in action in May, but a broken bone in his foot forced him out of his scheduled fight. The time off did give the former NCAA champion a chance to open his new gym, American Kickboxing Academy of Fresno, and get back to the core training that made him the athlete that impressed everyone during the first season of the "Ultimate Fighter."
Submitted Sep 7, 2009 10:49AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
John Howard vs. Dennis Hallman in the works for UFC 106 in Las Vegas
Welterweight Dennis Hallman's (41-12-2 MMA, 1-3 UFC) first opponent in his return to the UFC has been determined, and "Superman" has agreed to meet John Howard (12-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at UFC 106. So I guess it's probably not going to be Hughes then....lame.
Submitted Sep 7, 2009 4:09AM by jae_1833 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mousasi: UFC Never Made Offer
"In terms of long-term potential, few mixed martial artists carry the value of Gegard Mousasi, a multi-lingual 24-year-old with talent to spare. Currently under contract to Strikeforce and Dream, he denies the UFC made a pitch for his services following the collapse of Affliction’s fight promotion wing in July."
Submitted Sep 6, 2009 1:33PM by Sinister - 19 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global, UFC
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