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Not content with close UFN 20 win, Aaron Simpson already back in gym
Despite scoring a come-from-behind victory on national television, picking up a $30,000 "Fight of the Night" bonus, and improving his career mark to 7-0 (3-0 in the UFC), Aaron Simpson did little celebrating after UFC Fight Night 20 last week.Simpson edged Tom Lawlor via split decision at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., but the Arizona Combat Sports fighter wasn't about to rest on his laurels.
Submitted Jan 18, 2010 11:21AM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
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Sean Sherk Is Chasing James Irvin's 'Most Cursed' Title
There are times when every fighter comes face to face with the end of the road. For Sean Sherk, withdrawing from three consecutive fights may be one of these times. As first reported by FiveOuncesofPain, the Muscle Shark has pulled out of his scheduled matchup with Clay Guida at the "UFC on Versus" event (March 21st; Broomfield, Colorado) due to lingering injuries. Sherk hasn't competed since his unanimous decision loss to Frankie Edgar at UFC 98 in May.
Submitted Jan 18, 2010 11:19AM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
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Georges St-Pierre Mulls Permanent Move to Middleweight
There are some who believe that Georges St-Pierre has nothing left to prove at 170 pounds, and that's why he should consider moving up to 185. However, GSP recently explained to the media that it's not that easy. He said that if should ever move up in a weight, he must be sure that his work is officially done at 170, because he won't be able to move back down. Plus, the current welterweight champion added that he has always been hesitant to move up because he has many friends who fight at 185, and he would never consider fighting any of them.
Submitted Jan 17, 2010 6:25PM by mentalcase - 22 comments
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Terry Etim vs Dennis Siver Likely for UFC 112
Top UK lightweight Terry Etim has been added to the card for UFC 112 and will likely be fighting on the preliminary part of the event, Fighters Only has been given to understand. According to a German source, Etim will be facing Denis Siver.
Submitted Jan 17, 2010 11:44AM by RhythmAndStyle - 9 comments
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Ricardo Funch vs. Matthew Riddle set for UFC 111 in New Jersey
A welterweight bout between Ricardo Funch (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Matthew Riddle (3-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is set for UFC 111.Funch's trainer, Brazilian jii-jitsu ace Marco Alvan, posted news of the bout on Facebook late Saturday night and wrote that the fight has been signed.
Submitted Jan 17, 2010 11:40AM by RhythmAndStyle - 8 comments
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Forrest Griffin vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira "Sooner Rather Than Later"
"Forrest Griffin and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira are set for a light-heavyweight meeting "sooner rather than later" in 2010, according to a source close to one of the fighters."
Submitted Jan 17, 2010 11:32AM by RhythmAndStyle - 16 comments
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Exclusive: Kimbo Slice vs. Matt Mitrione in the works for UFC 113 in Montreal
FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently learned from sources extremely close to the situation that Kimbo Slice next’s fight is expected to take place at UFC 113 against fellow TUF 10 heavyweight, Matt Mitrione. While sources close to Mitrione have said he has yet to be approached about the fight, the heavy handed duo are considered highly likely to face off on May 1 from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.
Submitted Jan 16, 2010 8:28PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 26 comments
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If Health Permits, Koscheck vs. Daley At UFC 113
If. Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley are now expected to meet at UFC 113...but it's a big "if" right now. Whether or not this really happens will depend on Kos's health, as an undisclosed injury that caused his fight with Paulo Thiago at 109 to be scrapped could hold up contracts being signed.
Submitted Jan 16, 2010 6:20PM by DCRage - 11 comments
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His borrowed gi days behind him, Mark Munoz eyes jiu-jitsu black belt
Former collegiate wrestling champion Mark Munoz (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has made great strides in his Brazilian jiu-jitsu skills, especially since pairing up with the vaunted Black House crew for training. But Munoz will be the first to admit he doesn't do enough training in his gi. In fact, he doesn't even own one. So you can imagine how surprised Munoz was when MMA legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira asked "The Philippine Wrecking Machine" to bring his gi to their next workout.
Submitted Jan 16, 2010 3:42PM by xdanish020 - 1 comment
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Why Eliot Marshall can't count on homefield advantage at UFC on Versus 1
For UFC light heavyweight Eliot Marshall (8-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC), things couldn't be better. Professionally, Marshall has three-straight wins in the UFC. Personally, "The Fire" recently welcomed his first son into his family. Now Marshall looks to make it a perfect trifecta as he preps for a March 21 bout with Vladimir Matyushenko (23-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at "UFC on Versus 1: Vera vs. Jones" – a fight that takes place just three miles from "The Ultimate Fighter 8" cast member's house. But despite the fact that Marshall will be fighting in front of his hometown crowd at The Odeum in Broomfield, Colo., the light heavyweight recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) he won't be able to fully cash in on a homefield advantage. "I don't know about family (coming to watch the fight), but friends, for sure," Marshall said. "My mom doesn't really handle it so well.
Submitted Jan 16, 2010 2:02PM by karn501 - 2 comments
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Should the UFC Reduce the Number of Fight Cards?
Welcome to life in 10 A.Z. (After Zuffa), referring of course to the mixed martial arts world since the UFC was purchased by the sports promotion company. If you were scoring the opening decade of the 21st century, the Ultimate Fighting Championship started off slow but settled in and dominated the end of the fight en route to a unanimous decision. Since Zuffa took over in 2001, the UFC's popularity has steadily increased and, in the last four years, the number of events per year have more than doubled; leading some to question whether the fight league is spreading itself too thin.
Submitted Jan 16, 2010 12:25PM by Gogoplatapus - 24 comments
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T.J. Grant vs. Johny Hendricks in the works for UFC 113 in Montreal
A welterweight match-up between T.J. Grant (15-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Johny Hendricks (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is expected for UFC 113 in Montreal on May 1. Sources close to the situation told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) on Friday that both fighters have agreed to the contest and are awaiting bout agreements. The pairing was first reported by TopMMANews.com.
Submitted Jan 15, 2010 11:10PM by xdanish020 - 5 comments
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Joe Lauzon hopes to rebound for UFC debut in Boston
"I’m obviously disappointed in the result [of Fight Night 20]. It was an entertaining fight, but that’s not what I want to be known for. I definitely thought I had (Sam) Stout in the first round but he had other plans. I felt his shoulder pop and I really thought that I had him. I guess it wasn’t meant to be. I expected him to be tough. His takedown defense was better than I thought......
Submitted Jan 15, 2010 11:08PM by xdanish020 - 2 comments
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AKA boss open to teammate vs. teammate bouts
"I think if the UFC says 'Hey, Jon Fitch, you're the champion and Josh Koscheck is the number one contender,' then this is a business. It's not something I would ever want to happen but if that (scenario) ever happened the world would want to see them fight each other so we would have to separate camps for that particular fight..
Submitted Jan 15, 2010 11:03PM by xdanish020 - 8 comments
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UFC middleweight Dan Miller awarded Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt
After just four years of training in the art, top UFC middleweight contender Dan Miller (11-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) was today awarded his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. The 28-year-old was awarded the ranking during today's practice session at AMA Fight Club by his instructor, Jamie Cruz, himself a Renzo Gracie black belt. AMA Fight Club's Mike Constantino today shared news of Miller's promotion with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). A competent wrestler after a lifetime of training in the sport, Miller has quickly adapted to the jiu-jitsu game. The middleweight counts seven of his 11 career wins by submission.
Submitted Jan 15, 2010 4:44PM by emfleek - 8 comments
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Sherk scratched; Gugerty to face Guida at UFC on Versus 1 in March
A rumored bout between former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk (33-4-1 MMA, 7-4 UFC) and Clay Guida (25-11 MMA, 5-5 UFC) has been scratched from the UFC's first live card on Versus. The March 21 bout was recently described as "abandoned" by FiveOuncesOfPain.com, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has since confirmed that Sherk was removed from the potential matchup for undisclosed reasons. However, MMAjunkie.com confirmed Friday that Shannon Gugerty (12-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has agreed to step in for "The Muscle Shark" and face Guida.
Submitted Jan 15, 2010 4:43PM by emfleek - 7 comments
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Anthony Johnson: John Howard Is About To Be Snaggletooth When I'm Done With Him
Yes, a snaggletooth, whatever that is. In responding to comments from his next opponent, John Howard, "Rumble" also took exception to being called "Crumble". "It's like I said on my Facebook, his time has run out and now he's about to be snaggletooth when I get done with him…I heard he called me 'Crumble.' He says I crumble when I get pressured and stuff, but ain't nobody made me crumble yet. I had one mental breakdown and that was when Koscheck pulled his little stunt, but other than that, I ain't broke down in no fight. I go out there and fight with everything I got and everybody knows that, so as far as me crumbling, it ain't going to happen." They'll get it on at UFC's 3/21 event on Versus.
Submitted Jan 15, 2010 11:39AM by DCRage - 7 comments
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Titles Aside, Wanderlei Silva Fights For His Fans
Whether a title shot is in his future or not, Wanderlei Silva enjoys the fight, delivering emotion to his fans. At this point in his career, he wants to enjoy his work and please his fans. “All fights for me, I see the rope on the neck,” said Silva. “But no matter, I love the pressure. For me, I fight a long time in life. I fight because I like it. I fight because I have a lot of friends around the world that enjoy my fights.” Silva feels if the title shot comes, so be it. A title is not going to define his path anymore. “I love to make emotion for my fans around the world, and this is the reason I fight,” he said. “I don’t know if one day I’m going to fight for the title, but for this moment, I just enjoy my job. This is my business and my hobby.”
Submitted Jan 15, 2010 11:35AM by DCRage - 1 comment
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James Irvin vs. Alessio Sakara At UFC On Verse
It was announced on MMAWeekly last week that James "Sandman" Irvin was returning in March, and now he has a date and an opponent. American Top Team fighter, Alessio Sakara, has been tapped to face the former WEC champion in a middleweight bout for the UFC on Versus card on March 21.The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight who indicated bout agreements have been issued at this point.
Submitted Jan 15, 2010 12:54AM by RhythmAndStyle - 27 comments
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Mark Bocek vs. Jim Miller official for UFC 111 in New Jersey
The UFC's return to New Jersey now has a third official bout.While the UFC 111 card has been much discussed since a pair of title fights was announced that includes welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre vs. challenger Dan Hardy and Shane Carwin vs. Frank Mir for the UFC's vacant interim heavyweight title, those two matchups were the only official bouts for the card.
Submitted Jan 15, 2010 12:52AM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
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