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Apocalypse Now, as WWE Meets UFC
(sherdog.com)
January 31, 2008 by Tomas Rios (trios@sherdog.com) Brock Lesnar (Pictures) is headlining a UFC card. No, MMA has not turned into Bizarro world, and as far as I know, the end is not nigh. However, the former WWE poster boy and questionable tattoo connoisseur is making his UFC debut against Frank Mir (Pictures) in a match that elicits as much head scratching as headshaking. Don't give up just yet, though. This card delivers the goods with an interim title bout between PRIDE refugee Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira and the MMA community's favorite punching bag, Tim Sylvia (Pictures). Throw in the long-awaited return of Ricardo Almeida (Pictures) as well as the ongoing Tyson Griffin "Fight of the Year" tour, and you've got what shapes up to be a solid night of fistic entertainment. Besides, don't tell me you don't want to see the look on Lesnar's face when he realizes that the running lariat isn't viable in MMA. Nice breakdown of all the fights on the UFC 81 card, plus some great humor (had me Laughing out Loud a couple of times), worth checking out for sure.
Submitted Jan 31, 2008 6:23PM by Bemin - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Stevenson, Mir To Host UFC 81 Parties
(mmajunkie.com)
If you’re in Las Vegas for Saturday’s UFC 81 event, you’ve got some entertainment options. UFC lightweight Joe Stevenson and UFC 81 co-main-event fighter Frank Mir have both organized UFC 81 parties for this week.
Submitted Jan 31, 2008 12:52PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC To Newcastle In '09, With Mohamed?
(mmajunkie.com)
The President of UFC's UK division has confirmed that UFC will return to Newcastle, England, sometime in 2009. He also specifically mentioned one area fighter who may be on the card: Cage Rage lightweight Abdul Mohamed.
Submitted Jan 31, 2008 12:51PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, CageRage
 
Dan Lauzon to be in upcoming episode of Tapout
(massmma.net)
From Massmma.net link at the bottom of post.... World Championship Fighting announces the filming of the "Tapout" reality show at the February 8 event. The Tapout Crew will be filming another episode of their self-titled reality show on the Versus network at the World Championship Fighting (WCF) event in Wilmington, Mass., on Feb. 8 where Brockton-native Dan Lauzon will be the featured fighter for the episode which documents the Tapout Crew's quest to search for the best up and coming Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the Country. As a testament to the phenomenal growth of Mixed Martial Arts, The Tapout Crew went from selling t-shirts out of a trunk in the parking lot at mixed martial arts (MMA) shows in California 10 years ago to building their company into the largest apparel brand in the sport. The Tapout Company now grosses millions of dollars per year, has their own magazine publication, their own television reality show and sponsors many of the top fighters in the world including those in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Their reality show follows their efforts - and antics - as they chose the latest fighter to sponsor. Members of the Tapout crew were recently featured on a recent CNBC documentary focusing on the MMA industry. The Feb. 8 WCF event takes place just 13 miles north of Boston off of I-93. In addition to a great night of fights, the WCF event features an autograph signing session for fans as well as a special guest appearance by UFC President Dana White. Ticket holders for the night's action will have access to a special autograph session including the following UFC and Pride Fighting veterans including: Marcus "the Irish Hand Grenade" Davis , Kenny "KenFlo" Florian, , and Jorge "El Conquistador" Rivera, Alex "The Assassin" Karalexis; Sean "The Gladiator" Gannon; Tamdan "The Barn Cat" McCrory and Murilo "Ninja" Rua. Catch the action live Friday, February 8, 2008 at the Aleppo Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington,
Submitted Jan 31, 2008 11:58AM by Salty - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
MMANews.com Exclusive: Interview With Dan Henderson
(mmanews.com)
After his return to the UFC was spoiled by Quintin Jackson in a five round war for the Light Heavy weight title, Dan Henderson returns to his more natural weight of 185lbs and a world title shot against UFC Middleweight champ Anderson Silva. Henderson took the time to sit down with MMANews.com's own Chris Howie to discuss his upcoming fight along with a host of other topics including his transition back to the UFC and his interesting thoughts on WEC Middleweight champ Paulo Filho Good interview, with a few explosive comments about Filho.
Submitted Jan 31, 2008 1:20AM by Bemin - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Yundt to replace Belcher on UFC 81 Card
(ufc.com)
Thomas Gerbasi, UFC - Unbeaten UFC newcomer Rob Yundt (6-0) has stepped in on short notice to replace middleweight up and comer Alan Belcher against Ricardo Almeida on Saturday night's UFC 81 card in Las Vegas. Belcher was forced to withdraw from the bout due to a severe case of bronchitis. Their is no article about it. It is on the front page.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 7:26PM by babalu2720 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer Discusses Year-Round Drug Testing
(mmajunkie.com)
Earlier this month the Nevada State Athletic Commission issued a memo detailing new drug-testing procedures — procedures that could have a major impact on the use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs by MMA fighters. Keith Kizer is the executive director of the NSAC, which is generally considered the most powerful state athletic commission in all of combat sports. His memo sent a very clear message: MMA fighters are subject to drug testing at any time — for just about any reason — throughout the year, regardless of whether or not the fighter is scheduled for an upcoming event. Basically, testing is now done year-round, and a missed test is treated as a failed test.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 6:10PM by Bemin - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
‘Bevanda Magica': Xyience Bankruptcy Filings Reveal Deep Ties to Zuffa
(sherdog.com)
Xyience has been a ubiquitous presence during the UFC breakout that began in 2005. Whether in the center of the Octagon, on fighter's trunks, in television commercials or on cans during post-fight interviews, the supplement maker was everywhere the UFC went.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 1:07PM by madmarck - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Mir's Precarious Predicament
(sherdog.com)
It's fairly safe to assume that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has never fought anybody as strong as Brock Lesnar. He's probably never trained with someone of that ilk either. Mir has also never found himself in this situation: If he wins, it's no big deal, and if he loses, he could be letting down the entire MMA universe. Without question, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner is marred in a precarious position whether he wants to admit it or not.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 1:06PM by madmarck - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Meyrowitz Announces New MMA Venture
(sherdog.com)
UFC co-founder Bob Meyrowitz announced Tuesday a new mixed martial arts league called YAMMA Pit Fighting. As CEO of Semaphore Entertainment Group, Meyrowitz produced UFC events from 1993 through 2000. Now he has formed a company, Rope Partners, that plans on reviving the tournament format and using a new fighting surface, known as "The YAMMA."
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 1:05PM by madmarck - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Pondering Brock Lesnar's Future
(mmaunderdogs.com)
Brock Brock Brock. Brock Brock. Brock. Enough Brock Lesnar for you? No? OK, I thought that might be enough, but somehow it seems like everybody is very interested in this guy. Hell, so am I.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 12:42PM by ohiostate1016 - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
the UFC’s Big Change for “The Ultimate Fighter 7? is revealed
(mmajunkie.com)
Although we will not release any fight results from the show (we never post fight spoilers), we will reveal a fairly significant change in the way this season works. According to a source close to the show, “The Ultimate Fighter 7” will start with 32 cast members — not the usual 16 — and every one of them will have to fight as soon as the show begins. The 16 winners earn a spot in the house, and the 16 losers are sent packing for home. The likely format change should be warmly received by critics of the show who complain that the series focuses more on the drama and in-house antics than it does training and the actual fights. Additionally, many of the show’s weaker cast members will likely be eliminated before they’re even technically a part of the cast, assuring that only the cream of the crop are in the house for the duration of the show Unfortunately, we have no information on how the initial match-ups might be determined
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 11:44AM by juanez13 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
UFC 83 Starnes vs Quarry
mmamania.com
Keeping with the Canadian flavor of UFC 83, Kalib Starnes (8-2-1) — a product of Surrey, British Columbia — will take on Nate Quarry (9-2) at the Bell Centre in Montreal on April 19, according to a report picked up by MMAonTap.com. Good fight imo.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 9:35AM by Franklinfan47 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
2 More TUF 7 Participants Confirmed
(mmanews.com)
Josh Hall and Jesse Taylor, 2 fighters from Team Quest, have been confirmed as participants on The Ultimate Fighter 7. This brings the total list of confirmed fighters up to 14 as of 1/30/08.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 7:21AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rousimar Palhares to Make UFC Debut in May vs. Ivan Salaverry
(mmajunkie.com)
Brazilian fighter Rousimar Palhares (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his UFC debut vs. Ivan Salaverry (12-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) at a May 24 event in Las Vegas. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the fight with Salaverry’s camp, which received the fight offer just this afternoon. However, the fight was first reported by Sherdog.com, which mentioned the fighter’s likely signing last week.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 6:55AM by CornishMMA - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mir wants to prove himself against Lesnar
(mmaweekly.com)
Winning an Ultimate Fighting Championship title could be considered the greatest achievement for any fighter, but for Frank Mir, working his way back to the top of the heavyweight ladder could eventually be seen as his greatest achievement after a motorcycle accident almost sidelined his career altogether. The former champion will hope to put his name back into contender’s status when he faces former WWE superstar Brock Lesnar on Saturday night at UFC 81. With Lesnar set to make his UFC debut, the majority of the attention on the upcoming fight seems to lie primarily on the former WWE wrestler, but Mir understands the importance of a fight of this magnitude, which played into why he accepted the fight against Lesnar in the first place.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 2:44AM by Bemin - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 83 to take place in Montreal, Canada, on April 19
(mmamania.com)
Multiple sources are indicating that UFC 83 — which was originally supposed to go down on March 8 in Newcastle, England — has been scrapped altogether and the UFC 84 event booked for April 19 in Montreal, Canada, will now be referred to as UFC 83.
Submitted Jan 29, 2008 5:28PM by nickcuc547 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Houston Alexander vs. James Irvin, Clay Guida vs. Samy Schiavo Added to UFC Fight Night 13
(mmajunkie.com)
A Houston Alexander (8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. James Irvin (13-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) fight originally expected to take place at a March 8 event in England has instead been added to the UFC Fight Night 13 televised card; additionally, a lightweight battle between Clay Guida (22-9 MMA, 2-3 UFC) and UFC newcomer Samy Schiavo (10-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will also take place at the event.
Submitted Jan 29, 2008 3:19PM by nickcuc547 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
O'Brien Camp: Arlovski Fight Official
(mmajunkie.com)
According to Jake O'Brien's camp, the agreement for a fight with Andrei Arlovski at UFC 82 has been signed and thus the fight is now official. This likely will be AA's last UFC fight as it's the last of his contract.
Submitted Jan 29, 2008 10:57AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Sylvia: ‘… if I do win the belt again, then this time it’s never coming off’
(mmamania.com)
“I’ve had sex before with the belt on. That was back in the Ricco Rodriguez days. The night I won the belt I had a sexual experience with the belt on. But hey, I was 25 years old and it was the biggest thing that ever had happened to me in my life. The girl was like hey, are you going to take that thing off. And I said no, I’m not…I’m wearing it and if you have a problem with it, then I’m leaving. And I hate to say it, but if I do win the belt again, then this time it’s never coming off. I’m going to wear it a lot more.”
Submitted Jan 29, 2008 10:19AM by nickcuc547 - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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