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Wanderlei Silva: I Need To Win This Fight
That's Wanderlei Silva's mindset going into his UFC 79 fight against Chuck Liddell. He's made it clear that it's a very important fight and he wants to win.
Submitted Dec 21, 2007 12:01PM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rich Franklin Sidelined Until June with Torn Meniscus
Rich Franklin had to pull out of a UFC 82 fight with Travis Lutter and will be sidelined until approximately June because of a torn meniscus he suffered in his right knee.
Submitted Dec 20, 2007 1:59PM by tuvok500 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
Randy Couture: UFC Rejected M-1 Global’s Couture-Emelianenko Fight Proposal
"UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture, who recently resigned from the UFC and is awaiting for his fight and employment contracts to expire with the organization, made a last-ditch effort to organize a fight with former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko."
Submitted Dec 20, 2007 11:39AM by TNunley - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC, M-1 Global
Burkman ready to welcome Swick to 170
It has been months since the official announcement that Mike Swick would be dropping a weight class and fighting at 170 pounds, but until recently he was still waiting for a chance to fight at welterweight. Now his fight is set as Josh Burkman stepped in to accept the bout and will face him on Jan. 23 at the next scheduled UFC Fight Night event.
Submitted Dec 20, 2007 10:22AM by madmarck - 8 comments
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Bisping's First MW Opponent Set
Former TUF winner Michael Bisping, dropping to Middleweight after fighting at Light Heavyweight, appears to have his first MW fight set. He says he will fight TUF alum Charles McCarthy on March 8 in London.
Submitted Dec 20, 2007 7:11AM by DCRage - 18 comments
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UFC 81: Tim Sylvia signs bout agreement to fight ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira for vacant heavyweight title
Former heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia has inked his half of a contract to compete for the vacant heavyweight title against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 81: “Breaking Point” on February 2, 2008, from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to FightNetwork.com.
Submitted Dec 19, 2007 10:06PM by nickcuc547 - 16 comments
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Justin McCully Offered Bout with Cheick Kongo at UFC 81 “Breaking Point”
UFC heavyweight Justin McCully has been offered a bout with Frenchman Cheick Kongo at UFC 81 “Breaking Point” on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, The Fight Network has confirmed with McCully’s camp. Currently overseas on a goodwill United Service Organizations tour in Iraq with fellow Team Punishment member Tito Ortiz, the 31-year-old has neither accepted nor turned down the bout, though his answer is expected Wednesday. If he accepts, McCully (8-3-2) would have six weeks to train for the contendership bout. McCully earned a unanimous decision over Antoni Hardonk (4-3) at UFC Fight night 10 on April 5 in Las Vegas. Kongo (10-3-1) is riding high after a key victory over Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (22-6-2) at UFC 75 this past September in London.
Submitted Dec 19, 2007 9:04PM by babalu2720 - 27 comments
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Q & A with Sherk
After successfully defending his UFC lightweight championship with a decision win over Hermes Franca it was revealed that then champion Sean Sherk and Franca both tested positive for banned steroid substances in pre fight tests. Franca admitted to knowingly using steroids in an attempt to heal from a late developing training can injury but Sherk maintained his innocence and chose to appeal the suspension of one year that he received from the California State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Dec 19, 2007 2:22PM by cmill21 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 79 Viewing Parties Feature Serra, Koscheck, Griffin and Others
If you can’t make it to Las Vegas for next weekend’s UFC 79 event, a few notable UFC fighters are hoping you’ll join them at viewing parties they have planned for the Dec. 29 pay-per-view event. As we previously reported, Matt Serra will host a UFC-sponsored party at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Serra was originally slated to defend his title against Matt Hughes at the event, but when a herniated disc forced him off the card, he was booked for hosting duties in his home state instead.
Submitted Dec 19, 2007 2:08PM by ohiostate1016 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Lindland Back in the UFC?
The first, albeit tiny, steps toward middleweight Matt Lindland's return to the UFC were taken last week when Lindland spoke to UFC president Dana White.
Submitted Dec 19, 2007 1:20PM by ohiostate1016 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
A ‘Phoenix' Rises From Japan
Not many are very familiar with UFC middleweight Yushin Okami, let alone that his nickname is "Thunder." As a reference to Japanese pro-wrestler Jyushin Thunder Liger, the homage is perhaps lost on most of the Western audience.
Submitted Dec 19, 2007 9:45AM by madmarck - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Former UFC Champion Steve Jennum Attacked
After his taste of the limelight as the winner of the UFC 3 tournament, Steve Jennum made news again, this time in his other role as a police officer. While off-duty on December 17, Jennum was attacked from behind by three assailants wielding a bottle as a weapon. Jennum prevented himself from being struck by the bottle and struggled with the accused until one of them pulled a knife and Jennum vacated the scene. "He was able to prevent the suspect from striking him from behind with the bottle and struggled with the victims, obviously his training added to what he was able to do," said Omaha Police Sgt. Teresa Negron.
Submitted Dec 19, 2007 9:05AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, UFC
Matt Lindland and UFC President Dana White Meet
The first, albeit tiny, steps toward middleweight Matt Lindland’s return to the UFC were taken last week when Lindland spoke to UFC president Dana White. White said he is “not sure” of whether Lindland will return. In a text message, he wrote, “He told me he wants to come back, and I haven’t thought about it at all.“
Submitted Dec 18, 2007 9:01PM by juanez13 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jason MacDonald calls out Michael Bisping
Canadian middleweight fighter Jason MacDonald comments on the recent news that The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 3 205-pound winner, Michael Bisping, has decided to drop down a lower weight class. It might be a pretty good scrap if it ever happens.
Submitted Dec 18, 2007 6:59PM by wolfman - 35 comments
Filed under: UFC
The UFC's 10 biggest letdowns of 2007
An article talking abou t the letdowns.. or badly managed pieces of the UFC over the year. It isn't rebutting Jake Rossen's article, but it does point out some of the mistakes that the UFC made in regards to some of Rossen's points. A good primer for conversation.
Submitted Dec 18, 2007 9:17AM by LR - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF 6 Finale Bonus Payouts Revealed
UFC has announced the bonus payouts for Fight, KO, and Submission Of The Night for the TUF 6 Finale, each was worth $15,000.
Submitted Dec 18, 2007 6:43AM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Franklin vs Lutter UFC 82
Former middleweight champion Rich Franklin will look to get back on the winning track against 185-pound winner of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 4, Travis Lutter, at UFC 82 on March 2 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Submitted Dec 18, 2007 12:46AM by jae_1833 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Karo Parisyan Discusses Possible April Fight Date
Outspoken UFC welterweight contender Karo Parisyan (18-4 MMA, 8-2 UFC) was a guest on the latest installment of HDNet’s “Inside MMA,” and during the one-hour episode, he shared information on his next possible fight, as well as his thoughts on women competing in MMA.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 7:03PM by madmarck - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, HDNet
ESPN's Wilbon cares only about Rampage vs. Kimbo Slice
Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser commented on Chuck Liddell's 38th birthday on PTI this afternoon, then chuckled about Rampage beating down Liddell. Wilbon said he only wants to see Kimbo Slice vs. Rampage Jackson... wake him up when it happens.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 6:37PM by LR - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Penn Again Badmouths Sherk
According to a recent Houston Chronicle article, BJ Penn continues to be critical of Sean Sherk, even going so far as to call him a "'roider" and talk about a "steroid championship".
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 4:26PM by DCRage - 40 comments
Filed under: UFC
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