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Penn Gets Probation, UFC 80 Match Still On
(mmanews.com)
BJ Penn was sentenced yesterday to 1 year probation for charges of assault on a police officer related to an incident in Hawaii 2 years ago. The judge will allow Penn to travel to England in January for UFC 80, so his Lightweight Title fight against Joe Stevenson will not be affected.
Submitted Dec 12, 2007 6:31AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sherk calls BJ Penn a "Punk"
(fighthype.com)
SS:" I think BJ Penn is a punk. Who the hell is he? He's won one fight in a couple of years now and it's just whatever man. He wants to make all of these rules and regulations, but who the hell is he? I'm the champ in my eyes so I don't care if he fights me or not, there's a whole bunch of guys that could fight me right now. It's his loss, not mine. He needs me more than I need him." My opinion is that he will probably get to fight a whole bunch of guys, he just might not be fighting for or defending the belt. I think he definately got screwed, but that's just the way it goes sometimes.
Submitted Dec 12, 2007 12:20AM by jae_1833 - 37 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
UFC.com Article On Retirement Of "Big" John McCarthy
(mmanews.com)
It was the perfect going away gift for a referee • Saturday’s lightweight war between Roger Huerta and Clay Guida. But like all great ‘third men’, John McCarthy • who retired as an active referee following last weekend’s main event - was noticeable by being noly noticeable, making all the right moves and all the right calls, a fitting end to a 13 year journey that saw McCarthy become as much a part of the UFC as the great fighters who have graced its Octagon. Gonna miss you BJM
Submitted Dec 11, 2007 7:46AM by Leland - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Everyone Clean After UFC 78
(mmaweekly.com)
The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board has announced that all fighters who participated in UFC 78 have passed all performance-enhancing substance tests. Every fighter was tested.
Submitted Dec 11, 2007 7:15AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Belfort Hoping for Octagon Return
(sherdog.com)
Almost three years have passed since Vitor Belfort last battled in the Octagon. After apparently resurrecting a career that was supposed to have been nothing but great when it began over 11 years ago, Belfort is ready to return to the promotional company that as he puts it, made his legacy. Belfort will meet UFC matchmaker Joe Silva on Wednesday, the Brazilian told Sherdog.com, and is specifically looking to avenge his last bout in the UFC, a split decision loss to Tito Ortiz.
Submitted Dec 11, 2007 6:55AM by CornishMMA - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Sherk to get winner of Penn v Stevenson
(ufc.com)
After the California State Athletic Commission decision on Dec. 4 to reduce, but uphold, Sean Sherk’s suspension for a positive banned substance test, the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization withdrew recognition from Sherk as UFC Lightweight Champion.
Submitted Dec 11, 2007 5:30AM by postman - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 81 to be on CBS?
(mmanews.com)
Terry Martin on Myspace;"Just found out that I am suppose to fight Marvin Eastman Feb. 2, 2008 at the Mandalay Bay. The fight is to be aired on CBS. So it will be free for everyone. Time to get back on track with the Super Bowl of all knock outs."
Submitted Dec 10, 2007 11:25PM by jae_1833 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
No Bull: 'El Matador' Shines at TUF Finale
(sherdog.com)
The showdown had been billed and labeled as a potential fight of the year candidate. Most mixed martial arts insiders figured the stylistic matchup between lightweights Roger Huerta and Clay Guida was a recipe for fireworks, a guarantee that fans would receive an early Christmas gift. Both Huerta and Guida made the pundits look like experts. In a fight that was as exhilarating as it was dramatic, once-beaten contender Huerta was forced to muster the strength of 10 tigers to score an unbelievable come-from-behind victory early in the third round.
Submitted Dec 9, 2007 9:23AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, UFC
 
Sherk Stripped Of Title
(wrestlingobserver.com)
UFC has now confirmed that UFC Lightweight Champion Sean Sherk has been stripped of the title.
Submitted Dec 8, 2007 6:25PM by DCRage - 40 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Executive: “Nothing Has Changed” with UFC 80’s Penn-Stevenson Fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite a reduction in UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk’s UFC 73 drug suspension and his ability to return to the octagon in January, a UFC 80 main event between B.J. Penn and Joe Stevenson will still be a five-round fight for the title of interim lightweight champion.
Submitted Dec 8, 2007 4:35PM by nickcuc547 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
411 MMA Fact or Fiction 12.08.07
(411mania.com)
Are Nogueira and Sylvia the best choices for the UFC Heavyweight Title fight? Will the UFC be on network TV in the spring of 2008? Will John McCarthy one day be in the UFC Hall of Fame? Can Roger Huerta take the next step against Clay Guida? All of this and more in the latest edition of 411 MMA Fact or Fiction.
Submitted Dec 8, 2007 9:55AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Sean Sherk to keep title. Edit - They have now done the right thing and stripped him of it.
(mmafightline.com)
Sean Sherk will keep his title after all. According to Steve Sievert of Brawl Sports, the UFC has confirmed that Sherk will remain their lightweight champion. UFC president Dana White has gone back and forth on whether he would strip Sherk of his title were he to lose his appeal to the NSAC. First, White told Yahoo!Sports' Kevin Iole that Sherk would keep the title regardless of the outcome of his appeal, then a few days later, White backpedelled on those comments stating during a conference call that Sherk would probably be stripped of his title if he were to lose his appeal.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 8:27PM by Bemin - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
A "Big" Move-McCarthy Retires, Heading To Broadcast Booth
(sherdog.com)
Legendary MMA referee "Big" John McCarthy retired as an official today, ending a 13-year career that began at UFC 2. He will now work as a commentator/broadcaster for The Fight Network, but will continue lending his officiating expertise to the sport. All the best to Big John, he's going to do an excellent job broadcasting but it won't be the same in UFC without "Let's Get It On!" before a couple fights every event.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 7:29PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Rich Franklin vs. Travis Lutter UFC 82?????
(mmajunkie.com)
If this fight happens it is scheduled to take place on March1st. I was wondering if Lutter was ever going to make a return and I guess he's still on terms with the UFC. I think Rich takes this fight by KO. Any thoughts?
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 6:12PM by kevietre - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Huerta-Guida: Beauty and the Best
(mmajunkie.com)
Roger Huerta hasn’t tasted defeat in his last 16 fights, and will always have the claim to fame of being the first mixed martial arts fighter on the cover of Sports Illustrated. But there are two types of stars in MMA. There are those who become stars by winning high-profile matches. And there are those who become stars because of marketability. Like Kimbo Slice, Brock Lesnar, Bob Sapp and Gina Carano, a lot of critics will say Huerta fits into the latter category.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 12:13PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tomasz Drwal and David Heath will fight on the UFC 81 undercard
(sherdog.com)
Tomasz Drwal (Pictures) and David Heath (Pictures) will fight Feb. 2 on the UFC 81 undercard at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Drwal's manager, Marcin Blicharski, confirmed the bout with Sherdog.com on Thursday.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 5:39AM by CornishMMA - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mac Danzig will be a Light Weight after TUF 6 Finale
(mmanews.com)
Go figure....the vegan is feeling like going on a diet.
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 11:51PM by jae_1833 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
The Sean Sherk Saga: Guilty, Innocent, Garcia's comments
(mma-analyst.com)
Over at a regular website that I frequent, there is a series of articles chronicling research regarding support on Sherk's nandrolone positive test, an article also looking at the opposite view and research supporting his innocence, and also an article outlining the quotes that Armando Garcia, the CSAC Executive Director, stated during a Sherdog interview. Before reading this, the author states his opinion in the first post, but for sake of analytical argument, presents both sides and allows us to all come up with our own conclusion regarding the situation. The opposite view presents research that COULD support innocence, but toward the end of the article, suggests problems with some of the research that supports innocence. Very good series of articles:
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 4:36PM by LR - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Clay Guida Ready To Swim In The Deep Water
(mmaweekly.com)
Stepping into the Octagon for the fifth time on Dec. 8, Clay Guida will get his first opportunity to headline an event as he faces Roger Huerta in the main event of the upcoming “Ultimate Fighter” finale show in Las Vegas. This will not be the first time Guida has been in a marquee fight, having faced hometown favorite Josh Thomson at Strikeforce in 2006 in front of one of the largest crowds in mixed martial arts history. “It’s awesome,” he said about his main event fight. “I can’t put it into words. It’s an honor to be a part of the best organization … in the world right now, the most talent I think, with their acquisition of Pride and the WEC as well, and I’m glad to be the focus of the main event.”
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 12:34PM by CornishMMA - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kenny Florian Makes Broadcasting Debut at “TUF” Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
Lightweight contender Kenny Florian, a true student of MMA, will make his official UFC broadcasting debut on Saturday at “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra” live finale. Spike TV officials recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) about Florian’s upcoming broadcasting duties. Florian, who found his way into the UFC through “The Ultimate Fighter,” will join UFC broadcasters Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg in the booth for Saturday’s main event between Roger Huerta and Clay Guida.
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 12:02PM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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