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Tito interview about his future with the UFC
Basically says that he's done with the UFC and wants to fight Frank Shamrock!
Submitted Mar 6, 2008 3:28PM by jae_1833 - 32 comments
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Evans tabbed to replace Rua at UFC 85
Rashad Evans (Pictures) is expected to fight Chuck Liddell (Pictures) June 7 in London, England, Sherdog.com confirmed Wednesday. The light heavyweight bout came together just one day after the UFC announced Mauricio Rua (Pictures) pulled out of the fight against Liddell (21-5) because of a ruptured ACL in his left knee.
Submitted Mar 6, 2008 12:09AM by Franklinfan47 - 50 comments
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Swoosh ... Hello Mainstream Rampage doing an add for Nike.
If there were any lingering doubts as to whether mixed martial arts had hit mainstream America, that issue has been decided in the past seven days. Quinton Jackson (Pictures) will join LeBron James and other star athletes this weekend in Los Angeles to film a Nike commercial dubbed "Human Chain," Sherdog.com has learned. The spot, featuring a premise of "overachieving with victory, getting knocked down and getting back up," said Jackson's trainer Juanito Ibarra, will be the second Nike ad to showcase a mixed martial artist. Randy Couture (Pictures) became the first in a 1996 spot called "Scars" that featured close-ups of his famously cauliflowered ears.
Submitted Mar 5, 2008 4:55PM by Bemin - 3 comments
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Mark Coleman Signs 4 Fight Deal with UFC

UFC Hall-of-Famer Mark Coleman has agreed to a four-fight contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion, The Fight Network has learned. His deal begins with a UFC 87 match against former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Brock Lesnar in August. Coleman, 43, informed Fight Network Radio of his agreement, which guarantees him no fewer than two fights
i doubt he will get trough all four fights, the most i see him having is 3, and that is considering he wins his 2nd match...........
Submitted Mar 5, 2008 4:34PM by juanez13 - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Diego Sanchez wants Josh Koscheck next in June or July

“One that would be big for my heart and soul would be Josh Koscheck. The number one question that everyone always asks me is, ‘When are you going to kick that Josh Koscheck’s ass?’ So hopefully, maybe in June or July, we can go ahead and set that fight up.”
“The Nightmare,” unsurprisingly, wants to avenge his miserable-looking, staph infection-induced unanimous decision loss to Josh Koscheck at UFC 69: “Shootout” back in April 2007 now that he’s snapped a two-fight losing skid. Sanchez recently defeated David Bielkheden via technical knockout at UFC 82: “Pride of a Champion.” For “Kos” and Sanchez this would be their third encounter if it happens — Sanchez topped Koscheck in an exhibition match on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). However, Koscheck’s contract is up and he will need to sign an extension before any bouts including him are booked inside the Octagon.
Submitted Mar 5, 2008 3:28PM by juanez13 - 33 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC
UFC 83 Televised Card Set
The UFC recently posted the final televised card for "UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre 2," an event that takes place April 19 at Montreal's Bell Centre. It's the first-ever UFC event held in Canada and is scheduled to air via pay-per-view. The full card includes: MAIN CARD Champ Matt Serra vs. Georges St. Pierre (title-unification bout) Rich Franklin vs. Travis Lutter Nate Quarry vs. Kalib Starnes Michael Bisping vs. Charles McCarthy Marc Bocek vs. Mac Danzig PRELIMINARY CARD Joe Doerksen vs. Jason MacDonald Rich Clementi vs. Sam Stout Alan Belcher vs. Jason Day Jonathan Goulet vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka Ed Herman vs. Demian Maia*
Submitted Mar 5, 2008 10:51AM by juanez13 - 26 comments
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Evan Tanner on Fighting Career: "Im not done"
Evan Tanner suffered a second-round knockout loss to Yushin Okami at this past weekend's UFC 82 event, failing in his comeback attempt after a two-year layoff from the sport. After I read this article I had to post it. I hope for nothing but the best for Tanner.
Submitted Mar 5, 2008 2:21AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 13 comments
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UFC marketing on Okami v. Silva
For what it's worth: Has the UFC marketing already begun for Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami rematch?
Submitted Mar 4, 2008 5:18PM by babytater03 - 16 comments
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Rua Re-Injures Knee, Out of UFC 85
Scheduled to make his return to the Octagon this June against Chuck Liddell at UFC 85 in London, light heavyweight star Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has instead been forced to withdraw from the bout due to a ruptured ACL in his left knee, the same injury he had surgery on to repair last October after his UFC 76 fight with Forrest Griffin. Surgery on the injured knee will be scheduled shortly, and there is no word on when Rua will be cleared to return to the Octagon.
Submitted Mar 4, 2008 4:02PM by babalu2720 - 43 comments
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2 Brocks Fighting At UFC 87?
In addition to Brock Lesnar fighting at UFC 87, there are unconfirmed reports that Brock Larson, currently one of WEC's top Welterweights, could fight at UFC 87. Larson has a 1-1 career UFC record and, like Lesnar, hails from Minnesota.
Submitted Mar 4, 2008 12:24PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC
Kampmann Vs. Rivera At UFC 85
Martin Kampmann's camp has confirmed that he will face Jorge Rivera at UFC 85. Both fighters have accepted the fights and just need to sign the respective deals.
Submitted Mar 4, 2008 12:02PM by DCRage - 15 comments
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UFC 82 Medical Suspensions Announced
The Ohio Athletic Commission as announced the medical suspensions from UFC 82. Just 4 were suspended, all for precautionary reasons.
Submitted Mar 4, 2008 12:00PM by DCRage - 4 comments
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Despite Report Luke Cummo Was Not Suspended
Contrary to a report published on Monday, UFC 82 fighter Luke Cummo has not tested positive for elevated levels of caffeine or any other substance following his Ultimate Fighting Championship bout with Luigi Fioravanti in Columbus, Ohio. In fact, according to Ohio Athletic Commission executive director Bernie Profato, Cummo was not even one of the fighters tested following his bout. He stated that Ohio took a little bit different tact with UFC 82 to crack down on performance enhancing drugs and instead of randomly testing fighters, the state chose to test all of the winners. I figured that story was a spoof.
Submitted Mar 3, 2008 9:07PM by wolfman - 7 comments
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UFC 82 press confrence...Interesting quote's as always.
This is an audio recording. Dana says the quote in part 2 about 15 minuets in.
Submitted Mar 3, 2008 9:07PM by cmill21 - 1 comment
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Cummo Suspended.
UFC fighter Luke Cummo has been suspended three months for failing a random drug test administered by the Ohio Athletic Commission. The test, conducted after his loss against Luigi Fioravanti at Saturday’s UFC 82 event, showed that Cummo had extremely elevated caffeine levels beyond anything the commission had ever seen before. “Normally we don’t pay that much attention to the level of caffeine in a fighter’s blood,” said OAC commissioner Warren Petty. “But Luke Cummo’s readings were off the chart. At first we thought there must be a mistake with the test, but follow ups showed that our original findings were accurate. This guy must have been tripping balls in the Octagon.” WEIRD!!!!!
Submitted Mar 3, 2008 5:59PM by cmill21 - 16 comments
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Report: Quinton Jackson vs. Forrest Griffin Set for UFC 86 on July 5
Just two weeks after “The Ultimate Fighter 7” season finale takes place, UFC light heavyweight Quinton Jackson (28-6 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Forrest Griffin (15-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) — the show’s two coaches — will headline a UFC 86 event in Las Vegas.
Submitted Mar 3, 2008 5:35PM by nickcuc547 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 82 Salaries
MAIN EVENT FIGHTERS -Anderson Silva: $140,000 (defeated Dan Henderson; win bonus was $70,000) -Dan Henderson: $100,000 (lost to Anderson Silva; win bonus would have been $150,000) MAIN CARD FIGHTERS -Heath Herring: $140,000 (defeated Cheick Kongo; win bonus was $70,000) -Jon Fitch: $60,000 (defeated Chris Wilson; win bonus was $30,000) -Chris Leben: $50,000 (defeated Alessio Sakara; win bonus was $25,000) -Cheick Kongo: $30,000 (lost to Heath Herring; win bonus would have been $30,000) -Yushin Okami: $28,000 (defeated Evan Tanner; win bonus was $14,000) -Evan Tanner: $25,000 (lost to Yushin Okami; win bonus would have been $25,000) -Alessio Sakara: $17,000 (lost to Chris Leben; win bonus would have been $17,000) -Chris Wilson: $12,000 (lost to Jon Fitch; win bonus would have been $12,000)
Submitted Mar 3, 2008 2:00PM by SmileR - 22 comments
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Sokoudjou Confirms UFC 84 Fight with Nakamura
eam Quest fighter Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (4-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will fight Kazuhiro Nakamura (11-7 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 84, an event that takes place May 24 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Sokoudjou confirmed the bout with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) over the weekend while he was in Columbus to support teammate Dan Henderson at UFC 82. The rumored fight had first been reported by MMAWeekly.com.
Submitted Mar 3, 2008 1:56PM by SmileR - 6 comments
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UFC 82 Post Fight Press Conference
Press conference after ufc 82, two parts a pretty long listen, but some interesting stuff Dana White: "your a clown if you think Fedor is the number 1 P4P fighter in the world"
Submitted Mar 2, 2008 8:33PM by nelson888 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: Randy Couture Offered Fight with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
“We offered (Couture) the fight last week, and we’re waiting to hear back from him,” White said. He didn’t mention a possible date or venue for the event. White also confirmed that he had offered Couture the fight with Nogueira once before. However, Nogueira wasn’t the interim champ at the time, and he hopes that may be enough to sway Couture into returning to the ring.
Submitted Mar 2, 2008 7:45PM by SmileR - 31 comments
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