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UFC PPV Prices Going Up
(mmanews.com)
Get ready to shell out more money for UFC PPVs. A press release for UFC 81 notes that prices for the PPV are going up to $44.95 from $39.95.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 4:22PM by DCRage - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pete Spratt Finds a New Home with HDNet Fights
(mmajunkie.com)
After a quick and decisive victory over Tristan Yunker at Saturday’s HDNet Fights event, former UFC fighter Pete Spratt (16-10) may have found a new home for MMA.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 2:08PM by madmarck - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, HDNet
 
Quinton Jackson: PRIDE Referees to Blame for Losses to Wanderlei Silva
(mmajunkie.com)
Before signing a contract with the UFC and making his octagon debut this past February, current UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson suffered two losses to recent UFC signee Wanderlei Silva in PRIDE. However, Jackson says the two knockouts victories are the fault of PRIDE’s referees and that the losses would have never happened in the UFC.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 2:06PM by madmarck - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, PrideFC
 
Gary Shaw Wants To Make A Match Between Kimbo And Tito Ortiz
(mmafightline.com)
Gary Shaw is calling out Tito Ortiz. According to Shaw, Tito's been making comments about his newly acquired meal ticket, Kevin Ferguson aka "Kimbo Slice". “I keep seeing on TV Tito Ortiz talking about 'Kimbo Slice,'” said Shaw. “My answer to Tito Ortiz on the record is ‘come and get it buddy.’”
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 1:49PM by grappler0000 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, EliteXC
 
Team Rampage on Liddell vs Silva
(ufc.com)
As December 29th’s long-awaited showdown between Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva, fans and pundits alike are looking at the matchup and breaking it down in every way possible, trying to find the single nugget of information that will illuminate everything and produce a clear favorite. Well, it’s not there, and that’s what makes this not only a meeting between perhaps the two best 205-pound fighters in mixed martial arts history, but an intriguing bout between two fighters whose current standing in the game may not be the same as it was a few years back, but who still have the power and mystique to provoke heated debates. Even a man who has been in the Octagon or ring with Liddell and Silva a combined four times – UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson – is stumped when it comes to picking a winner.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 10:22AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Fight Camp / Team
 
VITOR WANTS BACK IN UFC; CHALLENGES ORTIZ
(mmaweekly.com)
Since last fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship almost three years ago, Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort has spent time in multiple promotions including Pride, Cage Rage and StrikeForce, but it looks like the Brazilian is hoping for a return to the UFC at some point in the near future.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 8:36AM by madmarck - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, UFC
 
Zuffa’s 10 Best Accomplishments of ‘07
(sherdog.com)
Discounting for a moment my wayward syntax and habit of using 10 words when two will do, this space is most frequently criticized for a perceived anti-UFC agenda.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 8:33AM by madmarck - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Maia Eyes March Return to UFC
(sherdog.com)
Former world Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion and current Abu Dhabi champion Demian Maia started off on the right foot in the UFC when he submitted Ryan Jensen with a rear-naked choke. The Brazilian loved the experience.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 8:33AM by madmarck - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
Andrei Arlovski To Leave The UFC?
(mmafightline.com)
Andrei Arlovski appeared at the HDNet Fights show in Dallas, Tx last night. And made a brief statement at the post fight press conference regarding his status. “I will fight very soon,” Arlovski stated about his fight career. According to MMAWeekly.com, sources close to Arlovski have stated that they are waiting out his UFC contract which according to them expires in April and at that time will move to another organization.
Submitted Dec 16, 2007 12:34PM by grappler0000 - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC, HDNet
 
UFC 82: Evan Tanner to fight in Columbus, Ohio
(mmamania.com)
MMAmania.com (www.mmamania.com) recently learned that former middleweight champion Evan Tanner (32-6) will return to the Octagon at UFC 82 in Columbus, Ohio, at the Nationwide Arena on March 2. No opponent has been named. Tanner — who will be 37 years old on fight night — has not competed since a submission win (triangle choke) over Justin Levens at UFC 59: “Reality Check” in April 2006. He recently signed a four-fight contract extension to return to action and provide some much-needed depth and experience to a relatively talent-shallow 185-pound division.
Submitted Dec 15, 2007 1:45PM by babalu2720 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chuck Liddell – Seven Defining Moments
(ufc.com)
What separates a champion from a contender, a star from an average Joe scraping out a few dollars here and there on the club fight circuit?
Submitted Dec 15, 2007 10:34AM by zephead - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Josh Koscheck Interview
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Josh talks about his upcoming fight with Dustin Hazelett, his thoughts on having an interim champ, the famous sparring session with a heckler, and the possibility of fighting John Fitch.
Submitted Dec 15, 2007 12:17AM by duggy - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Chuck Liddell 12 inch action figure
For those of you that like to play with kung-fu grip Barbies, Chuck Liddell has released his own 12 inch action figure. It costs $49.99 and only 3000 were made. According to the Myspace bulletin he posted, it will be delivered by Christmas if you order today. Lol. http://www.fightshop.tv/item.asp?ID=440
Submitted Dec 14, 2007 1:46PM by Djbb - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Bisping go down to Middleweight division !!
(ufc.com)
The next fight of Bisping is suppose to be in the MW division. so, Bisping / Hamill 2 would never happen i guess.
Submitted Dec 14, 2007 11:33AM by tuvok500 - 34 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Huerta Not Fighting Again For A Long Time
(mmaweekly.com)
Coming off his impressive TUF 6 Finale win over Clay Guida, Roger Huerta now says it will likely be 6-8 months before he fights again. He plans to take time off, spend time with his family, and try to finish classes towards a college degree.
Submitted Dec 14, 2007 7:06AM by DCRage - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
“TUF6" Fighter Jon Koppenhaver Facing Felony Charges
(mmajunkie.com)
Jon Koppenhaver, a cast member on the latest season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” appeared in Superior Court on Thursday on felony assault and battery charges stemming from a September incident outside a San Diego training center. According to the San Diego Tribune-Tribune, Koppenhaver had a preliminary hearing on Thursday, and if the case goes to trial, he faces a maximum penalty of seven years in prison. Koppenhaver is accused of choking unconscious a man and striking him in the face outside Undisputed, a fitness and training center, on Sept. 2. Koppenhaver is a trainer at the facility. According to a San Diego police detective, Zatkow suffered four fractures to his left eye socket during the assault.
Submitted Dec 13, 2007 8:53PM by babalu2720 - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Intelligently Defending 12.13.07: UFC Lightweight Division Ready for a Huge 2008
(411mania.com)
The UFC lightweight division had a sensational 2007 as it became the most exciting weight-class in the organization. With the title picture now straightened out and rising stars getting ready for their shots -- 2008 looks like it will be even better. In this edition of Intelligently Defending we will take a look at the current state of the division and where it is heading from here.
Submitted Dec 13, 2007 11:16AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'All Access' With Wanderlei Silva Set For MTV 2 On 12/28
(mmanews.com)
UFC® All Access™ Wanderlei Silva Hosted by Rachelle Leah on MTV2 - Go behind the scenes with Octagon Girl Rachelle Leah as she hangs out with UFC light heavyweight fighter Wanderlei Silva. See what's happening with Wanderlei as he prepares to fight Chuck Liddell - the fight everyone in MMA has wanted to see for years.
Submitted Dec 13, 2007 11:14AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Lightweight Division: Aftermath of the TUF Finale
(mma-analyst.com)
A good article on the possibilities for Roger Huerta, Clay Guida, and Mac Danzig after the TUF Finale performances. Namely, it talks about possible opponents for Huerta in the future, Clay Guida possibly heading to 145 or helping WEC with some star power and name recognition, and Mac Danzig's chances in the Lightweight division.
Submitted Dec 12, 2007 1:38PM by LR - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC
 
Joe Lauzon Interview
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Excerpt: Adam Morgan: Yeah, I saw you had some pictures posted up on The Underground Forum where it said you were at roughly 185 about 48 hours out from the fight. Is that true? Joe Lauzon: That was a big joke. My brother and my roommate Brandon were in the hotel lobby and they heard Reinhardt was getting a little scared, you know, “Joe’s running around at 185! He’s so big!” and all this other stuff. So they started talking like “Oh, I can’t believe Joe’s 185. It’ll be a tough cut but he’ll make it.” So we just sort of ran with it to play on his paranoia a little bit. Too funny
Submitted Dec 12, 2007 9:15AM by Manfred - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
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