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Georges St. Pierre and Matt Serra Could Unify Titles in April — in Canada
With his victory over Matt Hughes at this past weekend’s UFC 79 event, Georges St. Pierre may have set up one of the biggest welterweight fights in MMA history — and it could come in his native Canada.
Submitted Jan 2, 2008 3:33PM by TNunley - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Matt Hughes Ponders His Future
After his UFC 79 loss to Georges St. Pierre, former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes said he's going back to the drawing board to think about his future. Dana White doesn't want him going anywhere else.
Submitted Jan 2, 2008 6:51AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
The State Of The UFC
Dana White spent a good part of his post-UFC 79 press conference discussing the State Of UFC. He said they had a "kick-ass 2007", and "wait to see what we do with 2008".
Submitted Jan 2, 2008 6:49AM by DCRage - 4 comments
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MMA 2007: Year in Review
Even after nearly fifteen years of mainstream history, the sport of mixed martial arts really took off in 2007. We will look back in fifteen more years from now and see 2007 as the year where MMA finally became accepted into the mainstream and finally took of as a legitimate big-time sport, forever replacing boxing as the top combat sport in the world. In this year where there were eight free UFC events on Spike TV in the US, the lower weight classes also took center stage; legend Randy Couture resigned from the UFC amid intense speculation; Chuck Liddell took a nosedive, losing not only his belt but two straight fights; PRIDE was sold to the owners of the UFC; two fighters died, one as a result of action in the ring; and lightweight champion Sean Sherk was stripped of his title after testing positive for steroids. There are so many things that I tried to fit into this column, and I did the best I could to sum up the biggest fights and review the biggest stories of the year.
Submitted Jan 1, 2008 3:34PM by ohiostate1016 - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA, PrideFC, UFC
Fedor Emelianenko: Fight with Randy Couture “Will Take Place”
Randy Couture wants the fight. Fedor Emeliananeko wants it too. And according to the top-ranked Russian fighter, he fully expects the heavyweight battle to happen sometime soon. While being interviewed for Monday’s “Yarennoka!” event in Japan, Emeliananeko was asked about the likelihood of him facing Couture in the next year. Couture, the UFC’s heavyweight champion, resigned from the organization in October but has recently stated that he wants to fight Emeliananeko. The 44-year-old UFC hall-of-famer says it’s the one final thing he wants to accomplish before he retires. Emelianenko loves the idea. Not too much new here, just more to support that this fight will indeed take place post Oct of this year. Maybe another Yarranoka style event on New Years Eve with Randy/Fedor headlining?? If they do get these two together this time it will happen in the US so we don't have to stay up all night to watch it
Submitted Dec 31, 2007 11:22PM by Bemin - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, M-1 Global
UFC 79 Medical Suspensions
The NSAC has posted the official results from UFC 79 on its website, which also detail the medical suspensions as a result of the fights.
Submitted Dec 31, 2007 7:31PM by DCRage - 6 comments
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UFC 79 Fighter Payouts
UFC has reported all the official fighter payouts for UFC 79, which exclude the usual post-fight bonuses, sponsor payouts, etc. The total disclosed payouts came to $1,199,000.
Submitted Dec 31, 2007 7:28PM by DCRage - 9 comments
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UFC 79 Early Injury Report
Nate Mohr, James Irvin, and Wanderlei Silva were all hospitalized after UFC 79 for injuries. Mohr has a torn ACL, Silva & Irvin both had MRIs for unspecified reasons.
Submitted Dec 31, 2007 1:19PM by DCRage - 11 comments
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UFC 79-Largest MMA Gate Of 2007
Or so claims Dana White. He confirmed that UFC 79 drew 11,075 paid for a $4.9 million gate-the largest for a US MMA event in '07.
Submitted Dec 31, 2007 1:18PM by DCRage - 1 comment
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UFC 79 Post-Fight Bonuses Paid Out
Chuck Liddell, Wanderlei Silva, Georges St. Pierre, and Eddie Sanchez all left UFC 79 $50,000 richer as they received the Fight, Submission, and KO Of The Night bonuses, respectively.
Submitted Dec 31, 2007 1:16PM by DCRage - 5 comments
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Andrei Arlovski to Fight in Next “Couple Months”
Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski, a 28-year-old fighter who hasn’t competed professionally in nearly nine months, will likely be added to a UFC fight card sometime in the next couple months. UFC President Dana White mentioned the timetable during Saturday’s post-UFC 79 press conference. “We’re talking to (Arlovski) right now,” White said. “He’ll probably fight in a couple months.“ what about Montreal !! lol
Submitted Dec 31, 2007 12:15AM by tuvok500 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 79 Results
This New Year’s Eve weekend event is loaded with 10 bouts, including an interim welterweight title match and the historic showdown between two of the most recognizable champions in the history of the sport. Put simply, make sure to tune-in! However, if you can’t we will have everything you need right here … just scroll down the page for the latest UFC 79 results.
Submitted Dec 30, 2007 3:20AM by jae_1833 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Semmy Schilt to possibly join the UFC, wants fight with Tim Sylvia
Semmy Schilt could be on his way back to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The Dutch giant recently clocked up another K-1 title and has hinted he is looking to a return to MMA. In an interview with FightHype.com, Schilt was asked what the chances were of a fight between him and Tim Sylvia. Schilt replied: “My manager and K-1 are trying to work out a deal with the UFC to make this fight (against Sylvia) happen. I am ready to get back into the Octagon.”
Submitted Dec 28, 2007 4:44PM by loller90278 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, K-1 / K-1 Hero's
Machida talks strategy for Soko
GRACIEMAG.com : What will be your strategy to face the explosive and strong Sokoudjou? Lyoto : I am a strategist. I will compensate his strength with my technique. I am prepared for everything, if he wants to take it to the ground, I am prepared. It will be 3 rounds, the first 2 minutes will be the hardest, so I will have to hold back a little, because he cannot keep the explosion for the whole 3 rounds.
Submitted Dec 28, 2007 4:26PM by loller90278 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Feuds, Beards & Cameroon Rule UFC 79
With another glorious year of MMA coming to a close, the UFC's last offering of 2007 stands poised to deliver some long overdue resolutions, plenty of quality beards and the UFC debut of MMA's answer to the Predator. It's easy to overlook, but there is more than one page.
Submitted Dec 28, 2007 4:07PM by TNunley - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Liddell Aiming for Knockout at UFC 79
Greg Savage caught up with former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell (Pictures) to discuss his long-awaited clash with Wanderlei Silva (Pictures) this weekend at UFC 79. In this exclusive free preview of Sherdog Insider, "The Iceman" talks about the fight he has waited years for and how he feels it will unfold.
Submitted Dec 28, 2007 4:05PM by TNunley - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC
Silva chomping for prime Chuck
LAS VEGAS – It wasn't uncommon when Woody Hayes was the football coach at Ohio State for the players to arrive at the practice facility in the morning to find Hayes asleep on a couch with game film flapping on the projector. Hayes had stayed up all night breaking down film. John Hackleman, Chuck Liddell's mixed martial arts coach, has no such need to stay up all night breaking down film of Wanderlei Silva, Liddell's opponent at UFC 79 on Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Submitted Dec 28, 2007 3:50PM by TNunley - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: UFC Coming to Canada in April
The UFC will, in fact, host its first show in Canada in April. UFC President Dana White made the announcement during Thursday’s UFC 79 press conference in Las Vegas, and the news was relayed in a Sportsnet.ca report that was posted today.
Submitted Dec 28, 2007 3:45PM by TNunley - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Melvin Guillard Returns at UFC 79 — But Does Anyone Care?
Melvin Guillard, an insanely experienced 24-year-old fighter who garnered some fame during a quick stint on “The Ultimate Fighter 2,” returns to the octagon on Saturday for the first time in nearly nine months.
Submitted Dec 28, 2007 3:44PM by TNunley - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
Evan Tanner’s Camp: No Official Fight Booking Yet
A rumored UFC 82 bout between Evan Tanner (32-6 MMA, 11-4 UFC) and middleweight contender Yushin Okami (21-4 MMA, 5-1 UFC) hasn’t been booked — not yet, anyway.
Submitted Dec 28, 2007 11:55AM by TNunley - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
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