Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Some Early Thoughts On Daniel Cormier vs. Jeff Monson

Recently, it was announced that longtime MMA veteran Jeff Monson, who once challenged for the UFC Heavyweight Championship, had finally landed himself in another major-level promotion. When Monson makes his Strikeforce debut on June 18, 2011 as part of Strikeforce?s ?Overeem vs. Werdum? event, he?ll be stepping into the cage against hot prospect Daniel Cormier, [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/05/17/some-early-thoughts-on-daniel-cormier-vs-jeff-monson

Edwin Dewees  Nick Diaz  Tadhg Steamfist Dixon Joe Doerksen  Chris Dolman Edson Drago  Tomasz Drwal

Pellegrino, 32, walking away from MMA career

Quinton Jackson looked solid on Saturday night, but his performance still leaves questions about his desire to continue fighting. The 32-year-old legend of the sport admits that he's fighting for money, not glory or titles. That's not uncommon amongst fighters.

Later in their careers, even with a lack of desire to train hard, most prize fighters will take a few extra fights past their prime. Kurt Pellegrino, 32, doesn't want to be one those guys and is doing something about it.

It was just last March, that Pellegrino (16-6, 7-5 UFC) was riding a four-fight win streak, but now he's leaving the sport as an active fighter.

"At this time I am choosing to take some time off and step away from the sport as a fighter. Over my most recent fights I have come to the realization that at this point I no longer can, nor want to make fighting my first priority," Pellegrino said on his website. "[...] Even last year when i was on a 4 fight win streak I still was questioning myself. This has made me reconsider what my next step will be competitively. I have spoken at length with [UFC matchmaker] Joe Silva about my decision and have decided not to renew my contract with the UFC."

Pellegrino wants to make his family his first priority.

"Most importantly I want to spend more time with my family. My daughter is four years old and I can't tell you how much of her life I've missed dedicating my life to training for fights. I did so willingly and I've made a lucrative career with the UFC, but I'm not sure I could ever say any amount of money was worth it," Pellegrino said. "My wife and I just welcomed a baby boy and I can't bare the thought of missing as much of his 'firsts' as I did my daughters."

It looks like Pellegrino set himself up nicely. In his native New Jersey, he's got a gym in Belmar, a town on the Jersey Shore. He just expanded the Kurt Pellegrino Mixed Martial Arts Academy.

The future isn't certain for Pellegrino. He may not be completely through with active fighting, but he wants to step back and see if he can regain the hunger that's missing.

"I want to take the time to regroup, refocus, and rethink what it is that I want to do going forward. I want to do things that I enjoy right now and refresh my mind. I want to concentrate on my BJJ game and improve it. I want to work on my boxing game and improve that also," Pellegrino said. "I'd like to compete in some grappling tournaments again like the old days and maybe even try my hand at a pro boxing fight. I want to have fun training again, bottom line."

Pellegrino put on some entertaining shows in the UFC. In 12 fights, he earned a postfight bonus on five occasions.

From a media standpoint, Pellegrino was an interesting guy to cover. Fighting at the highest level always seemed to be more mental than physical for Pellegrino.

His debut in the UFC against Drew Fickett was a prime example. Through two-plus rounds at UFC 61, Pellegrino smoked Fickett, only to make a silly mistake and get submitted in the third round. The same thing happened against Nate Diaz at Ultimate Fight Night 13.

Pellegrino was brutally honest about his failures. That included admitting that he'd taken his education less than seriously and still couldn't read well into his late 20's.

One of the best moments of his career came at UFC 88. Before the fight, Pellegrino spoke about living with his in-laws. He needed to win a fight bonus in order to buy his dream house for his wife and young daughter. Pellegrino beat Thiago Tavares that night, received a $60,000 Fight of the Night award and got his new house.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Pellegrino-32-walking-away-from-MMA-career?urn=mma-wp2847

Tony Bonello Stephan Bonnar Lorenzo Borgomeo  Kyle Bradley  Jai Bradney  Ebenezer Fontes Braga Chris Brennan

Andre Galvao vs. Jorge Lopez completes Tachi Palace Fights 10 lineup

An intriguing welterweight contest between seven-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Andre Galvao and top Wand Fight Team prospect Jorge Lopez completes the nine-bout lineup for Tachi Palace Fights 10.

Tachi Palace Fights officials recently announced the addition to the card, which also features title fights in the flyweight, featherweight and middleweight divisions.

Tachi Palace Fights 10 takes place Aug. 5 at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif.


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UFC 130 Dana White Video Blog ? Day 1

Fight week, Blog week. The first Dana White video blog of the week goes behind the scenes at UFC 129 in Toronto. UFC 130 Dana White Video Blog – Day 1 is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News

UFC 130 Dana White Video Blog – Day 1 is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News

Source: http://www.mmainterplay.com/ufc-news/ufc-130-dana-white-video-blog-day-1-54663/

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Dana White: Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz will not coach TUF 14, not on for UFC 140 [UPDATED]

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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For every fan getting excited about the seeming inevitability of a fight between UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre and Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz, UFC President Dana White is here to throw some cold water on the notion.

In a new video interview with HeavyMMA, White discussed the fight, the rumors the two would possibly be Ultimate Fighter coaches and the future of Strikeforce, and none of his comments inspired much hope for any of the proposed issues.

"I guarantee you that those two will not be [the] coaches [on The Ultimate Fighter 14]," he said. "Not even close. All the stuff that's out there about that fight and the meeting that we had here is all bulls***."

When asked if we would be seeing that fight at a potential UFC 140 event in Montreal in December, White simply said, "No." He then shifted to his recent comments about Strikeforce that brought questions about the organizations future as a separate entity, and White gave the impression that a lot is still in flux.

"It's all still a work in progress," White said of Zuffa's purchase of Strikeforce. "We don't know how we're working this whole thing out. Obviously we're still running Strikeforce fights and we have this deal with Showtime, but we don't know how we're going to handle that type of a situation. We want to put on fights people want to see, we've got to figure it out."

White was asked if Strikeforce would share the same fate as the UFC's former sister promotion World Extreme Cagefighting, and while White's answer wasn't a straight "yes," it once again conveyed a sense that it may be inevitable.

"I have no idea [if Strikeforce will have the same fate as the WEC]," he said. "I mean, obviously we have a deal with Showtime, and we want to continue to put on fights with Strikeforce. The question is, can we make it work? It has to make business sense. It didn't make sense for the old owners, we need to make sense of it."

Link to Video Interview

Penick's Analysis: Well, there are a few ways to take some of his comments on the GSP-Diaz situation. Clearly they won't be the coaches for TUF, as that one was laid out for a guarantee. And his comment about St. Pierre-Diaz not coming to Montreal doesn't mean the fight itself won't happen, that just may not be the date or the location for a fight once they're able to figure things out. I'm sure they've got holdups with the Showtime commitment, Diaz's Strikeforce contract and needing to find a way to make the fight happen, but while it's not a certainty yet I really think we're going to see that fight happen. It might not be December, it might not be Montreal, but I think ultimately we will see the fight happen. TUF was always a longshot for the two of them, and I'm intrigued to see who they will have in that coaching spot, so that's not disappointing to hear, but I'm going to hold on hope that the fight itself will be made.

UPDATE: White spoke with reporters following the UFC 130 pre-fight press conference and elaborated on the meeting he had with Diaz in Vegas last week. Per MMAJunkie.com, here's what White had to say:

"Diaz came to Vegas because some boxing promoter was running around saying he was going to box Lacy. That's why he came. Everybody was like, 'What's he going to do? Is he going to box? What do you think?' (I said), 'I think I'm going to sit down and talk him out of boxing. That's what I think.' And that's what happened."

"I'd say it was little bit of everything [to get him out of wanting to box]. The funny thing is all these boxers want to come over here and fight our guys ? because the media talks about the money in boxing and boxing makes so much money. They have no clue what they're talking about. You get out there and talk to 90 ? maybe 95 ? percent of the boxers, and they would love to be over here. It's just one of those things. You've got to reel the guys in sometimes."

Topic Question: When do you think GSP and Diaz will fight? Or won't they? Web visitors, comment below in our new Reader Comment Area (linked to Facebook). App users, send us your thoughts at mmatorch@gmail.com or visit our desktop website to comment.

[Dana White art by Travis Beaven (c) MMATorch.com]

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_9405.shtml

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Tito Ortiz Split With Jenna Jameson Taking Nasty Public Turn Before UFC 132 Bout

Source: http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2011/5/31/2198704/tito-ortiz-split-with-jenna-jameson-taking-nasty-public-turn-before

Ryushi Yanagisawa Yoshiaki Yatsu Hirotaka Yokoi Hidehiko Yoshida Yoshiyuki Yoshida Yoon Dong Sik Gilbert Yvel

BE alum Jonathan Snowden has a profile on M-1 welterweight champion Shamil Zavurov at...

Source: http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2011/5/31/2199142/be-alum-jonathan-snowden-has-a-profile-on-m-1-welterweight-champion

Jai Bradney  Ebenezer Fontes Braga Chris Brennan Marcelo Brito  Rob Broughton  Mike Brown  Junie Browning

Joseph Benavidez vs. Eddie Wineland booked for UFC on Versus 5 in Milwaukee

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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The UFC has announced another bantamweight fight for this summer, as former WEC Bantamweight Title challenger Joseph Benavidez will meet Eddie Wineland at UFC on Versus 5.

The 14-2 Benavidez has only lost to one man in his career, UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz. After his first decision loss to Cruz, he won two straight fights to earn a title shot after Cruz captured the belt from Brian Bowles. In a hotly contested fight, Benavidez was ultimately defeated by split decision, but he's since won two straight fights again.

Most recently, he defeated Ian loveland in his UFC debut in March, earning a unanimous decision at UFC 128 in March.

Wineland also made his UFC debut on that UFC 128 card, taking former WEC Featherweight Champion - and Benavidez's teammate - Urijah Faber the distance in the night's co-main event. The decision loss snapped a four fight winning streak for Wineland.

UFC on Versus 5 takes place from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisc., the UFC's first trip to the state.

Penick's Analysis: Benavidez is in a bad spot in the bantamweight division in the UFC, and until the UFC brings in the flyweight division he'll continue to be relegated to relative anonymity on these cards. He's lost to the current champion twice, and he won't fight Faber, so the UFC isn't going to be in a rush to feature him on cards right now. Wineland benefited from fighting Faber as far as his placement went at UFC 128, and while this isn't any easier of a fight, because of Benavidez's situation Wineland isn't going to get a better spot on this card. This is an excellent fight in the division, though, so it should be a lot of fun for the fans in Milwaukee.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_9404.shtml

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Anthony Pettis vs. Clay Guida Betting Odds

It seems like forever ago Anthony Pettis unleashed his highlight reel kick on Ben Henderson to close the doors on the WEC. Courtesy of a draw and immediate rematch between UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard, ?Showtime? will finally make his big league debut this Saturday. Pettis meets Clay Guida this weekend at [...]

Source: http://www.5thRound.com/77241/anthony-pettis-vs-clay-guida-betting-odds/

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Fighters Make their UFC 130 Picks

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/ufc-130-fighters-picks-press-release

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UFC helps amateur shows grow: Tuff-N-Uff in bigger arena tonight in Vegas

Memorial Day weekend is jammed with parties and concerts in Las Vegas. UFC 130 is certainly the biggest sporting event in town, but it's not the only MMA going down. One of the best amateur shows in the country has outgrown its old digs and moved to a bigger arena. Tuff-N-Uff takes place tonight at the 3,500 seat Cox Pavilion.

The card is headlined by Frank Mir's cousin Larry Mir, who's facing Chis Barden. Mir realizes the significance of the amateur show moving to a larger venue.

"It is such a huge honor to be able to fight where Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar had their fight [at the first Ultimate Fighter finale]. They speak so much about how that fight put MMA in the mainstream," Mir told the Las Vegas Sun. "It's such a big honor to be able to fight where the greats have fought."

The weigh-ins for the card took place yesterday at the Sky Combat Ace hangar where Randy and Ryan Couture were on hand along with TUF 7 champ Amir Sadollah.

The fight card starts at 7 p.m. PT. Yahoo! Sports lead MMA writer and myself will be on hand doing our ESPNRadio1100 "The MMA Insiders" show from 6-7 p.m. Come by and say hi, or listen here. Tonight's guest include Anthony Pettis and Brendan Schaub.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/UFC-helps-amateur-shows-grow-Tuff-N-Uff-in-bigg?urn=mma-wp2632

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UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo readying for September return, Chad Mendes not waiting for title shot

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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A report surfaced on Monday from HeavyMMA.com, stating that UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo had been forced out of a fight with Chad Mendes at UFC 133 in Philadelphia this August due to injury. However, according to a separate report from MMAJunkie.com, that is not entirely accurate.

According to Aldo's manager Ed Soares, Aldo has not withdrawn from a fight at all, as no bout agreements were ever sent out for this particular fight. Instead, Aldo is nursing some nagging issues, but will be ready to return in September.

The issue comes as Mendes doesn't have any desire to stay out of action until September, and plans on taking a fight on the August 6 event. According to Soares, UFC officials wanted the fight at UFC 133, but Aldo turned the date down and expected to get the fight later before Mendes decided against waiting for the title shot.

Mendes' manager Mike Roberts made made it clear as well that the fight was never signed, and that his client wasn't going to wait for the Champ.

"Chad is looking to fight Aug. 6, for sure," Roberts said. "We're not going to wait for Jose Aldo. Chad wants to fight. If Aldo can't fight, Chad will move on and fight somebody else."

"We never received a bout agreement. We were hoping to fight him then, but it doesn't appear that that's going to happen."

Penick's Analysis: It's a bummer that we won't see this fight next, as it would have been a fantastic title fight, but that doesn't mean Aldo's without valid and viable challengers. There are a couple fights taking place over the upcoming stretch of events that could provide a new challenger for him for a September fight, with Kenny Florian a likely choice should he defeat Diego Nunes and Dustin Poirier a definite possibility if he beats UFC newcomer Jason Young. Mendes will keep his spot in line as long as he doesn't lose a fight, and if he wins in August he'll likely fight the winner of Aldo's September fight.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_9390.shtml

Brian Stann Aaron Stark Kalib Starnes Joe Stevenson Luke Stewart Denis Stojnic Curtis Stout

Joseph Benavidez vs. Eddie Wineland booked for UFC on Versus 5 in Milwaukee

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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The UFC has announced another bantamweight fight for this summer, as former WEC Bantamweight Title challenger Joseph Benavidez will meet Eddie Wineland at UFC on Versus 5.

The 14-2 Benavidez has only lost to one man in his career, UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz. After his first decision loss to Cruz, he won two straight fights to earn a title shot after Cruz captured the belt from Brian Bowles. In a hotly contested fight, Benavidez was ultimately defeated by split decision, but he's since won two straight fights again.

Most recently, he defeated Ian loveland in his UFC debut in March, earning a unanimous decision at UFC 128 in March.

Wineland also made his UFC debut on that UFC 128 card, taking former WEC Featherweight Champion - and Benavidez's teammate - Urijah Faber the distance in the night's co-main event. The decision loss snapped a four fight winning streak for Wineland.

UFC on Versus 5 takes place from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisc., the UFC's first trip to the state.

Penick's Analysis: Benavidez is in a bad spot in the bantamweight division in the UFC, and until the UFC brings in the flyweight division he'll continue to be relegated to relative anonymity on these cards. He's lost to the current champion twice, and he won't fight Faber, so the UFC isn't going to be in a rush to feature him on cards right now. Wineland benefited from fighting Faber as far as his placement went at UFC 128, and while this isn't any easier of a fight, because of Benavidez's situation Wineland isn't going to get a better spot on this card. This is an excellent fight in the division, though, so it should be a lot of fun for the fans in Milwaukee.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_9404.shtml

Ryuki Ueyama Caol Uno Alexander Ustinov Umer W Chheena Victor Valimaki Mike Van Arsdale Paul Varelans

Jens Pulver falls to opening round submission at Titan FC 18

Popular Kansas City promotion Titan Fighting Championship returned to the HDNet airwaves again on Friday night with Titan FC 18 and kept things entertaining throughout with a card featuring former UFC lightweight champ Jens Pulver in addition to appearances from talented siblings Jake Rosholt and Jared Rosholt. The comeback of Pulver from an extremely rough [...]

Source: http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2011/05/27/titan-fc-18-live-results-and-play-by-play/

Ricco Rodriguez Tim Sylvia Frank Mir Andrei Arlovski Tim Sylvia Randy Couture Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira

United Glory World Series Moscow Promo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K_VQFZOBqc&feature=uploademail

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?74719-United-Glory-World-Series-Moscow-Promo&goto=newpost

Akihiro Gono Gabriel Gonzaga Lyman Good Gary Goodridge Gerard Gordeau Jonathan Goulet Wilson Gouveia

Mo money, mo problems. According to a report from ESPN, Fedor Emelianenko is set to haul in $1.5...

Source: http://www.mmamania.com/2011/5/30/2197061/mo-money-mo-problems-according-to-a-report-from-espn-fedor

Wilson Gouveia Jason Grace Crosley Gracie Gregor Gracie Ralek Gracie Renzo Gracie Rickson Gracie

If Hand Cleared, Rampage Gets Jon Jones

http://www.bjpenn.com/profiles/blogs/if-hand-cleared-rampage-gets?xg_source=msg_user_blogpost


"If Rampage can't go, we'd either have to do Machida � because Machida is ready to go � or have...

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?74754-If-Hand-Cleared-Rampage-Gets-Jon-Jones&goto=newpost

Josh Barnett  David Baron  Phil Baroni Don Barr Pat Barry  Vitor Belfort  Robert Berry

"Bruce Leroy" Gets Garcia in Milwaukee

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/uvs5-fight-card-updates

Noboru Asahi Marcus Aurelio  Mikhail Avetisyan Luiz Azeredo  Luciano Azevedo  Ba Te er  Ryan Bader 

What's Next For The Winners And Losers Of UFC 130?

UFC 130: ?Rampage vs. Hamill? is now a thing of the past. Quinton Jackson has now taken a big step towards another shot at a UFC championship, and so has Frank Mir. Meanwhile, Matt Hamill and Roy Nelson must somberly reflect on what changes they need to make in order to beat top-quality competition. Now [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/05/29/whats-next-for-the-winners-and-losers-of-ufc-130

Masanori Suda Genki Sudo Amar Suloev Mike Swick Takashi Sugiura Jung Chan Sung Minoru Suzuki

Steven Seagal ?Amazingly Proud? Of Lyoto Machida

Source: http://mmasportsreport.com/2634/steven-seagal-amazingly-proud-of-lyoto-machida

Frank Shamrock Ken Shamrock Sean Sherk Katsuyori Shibata Jake Shields Akira Shoji Anderson Silva

What you need to know from this week on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’

Last week, Chris Cope and Ramsey Nijem punched their tickets to the semifinals. Two more fights are on the docket for tonight, as well as the semifinals match-ups. Who will win the quarterfinals? What fighter crosses the line? What is Ramsey doing in that picture? Read on for spoilers and a recap.

Nice guy of the week: Chuck O'Neil plans to give half of his win bonus to Charlie Rader, who needs money to deal with legal problems surrounding his kid. He hasn't seen his son in more than a year. Rader said that he isn't going to take the cash, but O'Neil isn't taking no for an answer.

Rematch of the week: Davis beat O'Neil in their first bout, so they are fighting with good knowledge of each other.

Quarterfinal: Zach Davis (Team dos Santos) vs. Chuck O'Neil (Team Lesnar)

Round one: The two started by throwing every strike in the book at each other until Davis dives in for a takedown attempt. O'Neil defends it, while Davis throws knee after knee. Davis tries to drop to a single leg to get O'Neil to the ground, but O'Neil lands strike after strike on Davis' face that opens a cut under Davis' eye. O'Neil takes over in the final minute, aggressively landing punch after punch while Davis showed little defense. As the round ended, Davis' face was swollen and bleeding, and O'Neil looked fresh and ready for more.

Round two: O'Neil knocks Davis to the ground with a quick leg kick, but as soon as he's in Davis' guard, Lesnar order O'Neil to stand up. Back on their feet, Davis still seems desperate to bring the fight to the ground. No matter what he does, he can't get the fight to the ground. After referee Steve Mazzagatti breaks the two apart, O'Neil stays aggressive. Davis tries another takedown attempt that makes Lesnar say, "That's weak!" For once, I agree with Brock.

O'Neil takes the fight in two rounds, and thoroughly impressed Dana White.

More bad news of the day: The loss was only the first blow to Davis. He tore the retinas in both of his eyes, and now is told that he can't ever fight again. He is clearly heartbroken, mentioning that his career has to end just when it was getting good.

Quarterfinal: Ryan McGillivray (Team dos Santos) vs. Tony Ferguson (Team Lesnar)

Round one: Early in the round, Ferguson caught McGillivray with a uppercut and then added a straight right. McGillivray staggered backwards, and then fell to the ground. Ferguson jumped on top quickly, ending the fight and earning himself another $5,000 bonus for a stoppage.

With that, Lesnar has three semifinalists and dos Santos has one. The semifinal match-ups are:

Ramsey Nijem vs. Chris Cope

Chuck O'Neil vs. Tony Ferguson

The fights will air next Wednesday, and decide who will fight in the finale on June 4.

Hijinks of the week: With the quarterfinals finished, the fighters decide to celebrate. That involves tequila, Ramsey stripping on the pool table, and throwing water.� Apparently, throwing water doesn't sit well with Ferguson, because he tackled Charlie Rader into a coffee table after Rader poured water on Ferguson's head. It turned really ugly from there. Ferguson wouldn't shake Rader's hand, then brought Rader's child into the discussion, saying, "Hit me, don't hit your kid!"

Whoa. That's as over-the-line as it gets. Ferguson didn't let up, despite Rader handling himself as well as can be expected. Later, when the rest of the castmates try to get Ferguson to apologize, he again brings Rader's son into the conversation. Rader had to be held back by several fighters, and Ferguson has marked himself as an enemy to the whole house.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/What-you-need-to-know-from-this-week-on-The-Ult?urn=mma-wp2550

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Rogan Rage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0VU3FiaqkE&feature=feedlik

He certainly has a very straightforward view of politics, and stuff. I thought it was...

Source: http://forums.ufc.production.sparkart.net/showthread.php?t=87521&goto=newpost

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Dana White not happy with "terrible" performance from Roy Nelson at UFC 130; gives Frank Mir credit after initial disappointment

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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UFC President Dana White isn't very happy with Roy Nelson after his co-main event loss to Frank Mir at UFC 130 on Saturday night.

White berated the performances of both Mir and Nelson at the post-fight press conference, with most of his distaste for the fight being aimed towards Nelson. Though he initially got after Mir, he has since changed his tune on that performance, but that doesn't change how he felt about what Nelson brought to the cage.

"I think I was a little harsh on Mir," White said in a Sunday interview with MMAJunkie.com. "He came into that fight with the perfect gameplan, and he nailed Roy with some big shots. Mir dominated that fight from start to finish, and he deserves some credit for that."

"The main event and co-main event just didn't really wow that crowd, and you know how I get. I think I was just a little frustrated last night that we didn't end on a high note, and I was probably too hard on Mir."

As for Nelson, White didn't pull any punches, calling his performance "terrible" and "embarrassing" on multiple occasions. He even cast the TUF 10 winner's future in doubt, saying he would be meeting with him later in the week to discuss his future, and adding he didn't know what that future woule be. He expanded on his thoughts somewhat as well in an interview with Ariel Helwani at MMAFighting.com.

"I thought 'Big Country' looked terrible tonight," White said. "He sat up here [at the post-fight press conference] talking about he got out-wrestled. He looked terrible tonight. He needs to make some serious career decisions."

There have been calls from some fans to see Nelson try to lose his gut and make a move to 205 lbs., a thought that was echoed by Joe Rogan on commentary during the pay-per-view. But White says it doesn't need to be as drastic as that, and makes it clear that Nelson's schtick has grown tiresome in his eyes.

"People talk about him making 205 [lbs.]," White said. "That would be a huge life change and a tough thing to do. How about 240? Let's make 240, Roy. The fat thing was funny for a while, it's not funny anymore.

"It's not funny when you're the co-main event in a big fight like that and the fight looks the way that it did tonight."

Penick's Analysis: I had a better opinion of Nelson heading into UFC 130 than I left the event with. His limitations in this division were made abundantly clear in that fight with Mir, and after getting out-struck and gassing in the first, he found himself constantly being put on his back and being unable to do anything. I'm glad to see that White changed his initial opinion on Mir's performance, as while he did get a little tired, he was nowhere near the level of terrible that he was in September against Mirko Cro Cop. He blasted Nelson with a ton of knees and punches in the first round, then took over and used a great gameplan the rest of the way to take the one-sided decision. He fought very well, and I think White was simply in a bad mood after the way the main event went down and how Nelson looked. But Nelson has definitely not made himself any fans after that fight. He just did not look good in exhausting himself in the first round, and it came off as if he just didn't care, whether that opinion is fair or not, that's what impression was given off, and that clearly didn't sit well with White.

[Roy Nelson art by Cory Gould (c) MMATorch.com]

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_9461.shtml

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Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum, June 18

Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum
Saturday June 18
American Airlines Center
Dallas, TX
Airing on Showtime


MAIN CARD (Showtime)

* Alistair Overeem (#7 Ranked Heavyweight) vs. Fabricio Werdum (#4 Ranked Heavyweight) (Heavyweight Grand Prix opening round) (non-title bout for some dumb-ass reason)
* Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers (Heavyweight Grand Prix opening round)
* Gina Carano vs. Sarah D'Alelio
* Daniel Cormier vs. Jeff Monson
* Chad Griggs vs. Valentijn Overeem

PRELIMINARY CARD (unaired)

* Jorge Masvidal vs. KJ Noons
* Gesias Cavalcante vs. Justin Wilcox
* Amanda Nunes vs. Julie Kedzie
* Todd Moore vs. Mike Bronzoulis
* Magno Almeida vs. Conor Heun

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/Upcoming_Events_42/article_9027.shtml

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Georges St. Pierre GSP Freestyle Raps - Georges St Pierre

UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre does a freestyle rap, in both English and French, about BJ Penn.

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UFC On Versus 5, August 14

UFC On Versus 5
Sunday August 14
Bradley Center
Milwaukee
Airing on Versus


* Dan Hardy vs. Chris Lytle
* Jim Miller (#6 Ranked Lightweight) vs. Ben Henderson
* Joseph Benavidez (#2 Ranked Bantamweight) vs. Eddie Wineland
* Stephan Bonnar vs. Karlos Vemola
* Amir Sadollah vs. Duane Ludwig
* Cole Miller vs. T.J. O'Brien
* Danny Castillo vs. Jacob Volkmann
* Alex Caceres vs. Leonard Garcia
* Jason Reinhardt vs. Edwin Figueroa

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/Upcoming_Events_42/article_9166.shtml

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Back From Vacation

Hey everyone, I just made it back into town. I haven’t got a chance to dig into everything yet, but I wanted to let you all know that I’m back and plan to catch-up on everything here once I get unpacked and my brain decides to reactivate. I see Jim and Jake did a great [...]

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Rampage Jackson Satisfied, Despite Not Finishing Matt Hamill

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LAS VEGAS - Matt Hamill said he planned on breaking the will of Rampage Jackson in their main event at UFC 130 on Saturday. But when Hamill took a knee after the final horn, Jackson had turned the table.

Jackson warded off all of Hamill's takedown attempts - despite coming into the fight with a fractured hand, he revealed at the post-fight press conference - and cruised to a unanimous decision victory. The win is likely to put Jackson in line as the top contender for Jon Jones' light heavyweight title later this fall, provided his hand heals on pace.

But the boo birds were out several times during the night, including most notably the main and co-main events. With just three finishes going into the co-main and main, the fans appeared to want some excitement - and many seemed certain they didn't get it in the last two bouts.After the fight, Jackson said he was disappointed he wasn't able to score a knockout, which the fans seemed to want even more than he, but said he wasn't about to blame it on his hand injury - which he said came from a drunken mishap with a friend in Japan.

"I was OK with my performance, (but) I wanted to do a little more," Jackson said. "I knew I could stay on my feet. He had a great game plan, and I could tell he was setting me up to take me down. He had some great low leg kicks, and it made me not do what I wanted to do. I'm a little bit disappointed. I wanted a knockout. Matt's never been knocked out before, and I took it as a personal challenge."


Jackson said he fractured his hand last December in Japan, "drunken fooling around fighting my friend in the hallway." And during training, he said he aggravated the injury. But he said even without the fracture, he doesn't believe he would have been able to knock Hamill out.

"That guy's got a hard head," Jackson said. "I think Matt's got a long future in this sport. I take nothing away from Matt - fractured hand or not, I still wouldn't have knocked him out tonight. I think I needed a hammer. That guy can take a punch. I hit him with everything but the toilet."

Hamill, who saw his five-fight winning streak snapped, said he thought he would be able to use his wrestling to take Jackson down. Hamill was a three-time Division III national champion wrestler.

"I was very surprised," Hamill said. "My takedowns could have been better, but it was a good fight. I'll probably feel it tomorrow. I wasn't really happy with my performance. I'll go back and try to learn from my mistakes. I gave 100 percent, and did all I could. But Rampage is a pretty good fighter."
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In the co-main, heavyweights Frank Mir and Roy Nelson put on an exciting first round before Nelson gassed in the second, with Mir not far behind. Mir dominated his fellow Las Vegas resident en route to a unanimous decision. And though he landed quite a few big shots, including knees to Nelson's head, the fight often stalled out, eliciting stronger boos from the crowd as it went deeper.

The Jackson-Hamill fight also heard a few boos, especially as Hamill's takedown attempts appeared to get slower and his striking attempts as he tired late in the fight were light.

But UFC president Dana White said after the post-fight press conference he didn't have any problems with the card in general - though he maintained he continues to be unhappy with Mir's performances.

"Was I thrilled with the main event and co-main? No," White said. "But everything can't be a knockout or submission. I think considering the time off Rampage has had, he looked good. He dominated, he gassed - but that's all part of staying active and busy. I think people's expectations are unreasonable sometimes. Guys will be fighting a great fight and you'll hear people booing - it's like they expect guys to get in a football stance and run across at each other. There's skill, technique, game plans - there's a lot of things involved."

If White was disappointed in the two main fights, his spirits were likely lifted by the performance by Brian Stann in the pay-per-view's opening bout. Stann delivered a TKO against Top 10 middleweight Jorge Santiago, getting the night's loudest ovation on an emotional Memorial Day weekend for the military hero, a Silver Star winner.

"He's on his way to becoming a superstar," White said of Stann. "Chuck (Liddell) said, 'When (Stann) fought in the WEC, I never thought he'd get to this level.' But not only are his skills getting better, everything that comes out of his mouth is a home run. This guy's going to be a superstar."

UFC 130 was not without injuries, some of them perhaps significant in the scheme of future matchups - most importantly, Jackson's fractured hand. Stann was at the post-fight press conference with a broken right thumb. White said Mir went to the hospital with a fractured jaw and rib, though Mir's wife said on Twitter early Sunday morning Mir's jaw was not broken but had complained about his bite after the fight. And Stefan Struve, Santiago, Michael McDonald and Rafaello Oliveira hospital all went to the hospital after their fights.

UFC 130 had a reported attendance of 12,816 fans for a $2.57 million gate. Last year's Memorial Day weekend card, also at the MGM Grand, drew 14,996 fans with a $3.895 million gate and more than 1 million pay-per-view buys. That main event featured a grudge match between Jackson and Rashad Evans. The original main event of UFC 130 was to be a trilogy lightweight title rematch between champion Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard, who fought to a draw at UFC 125. But both fighters were injured in training earlier this month and the fight was scratched.

 

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UFC 130 Bonuses Go To Stann, Santiago, Browne, and Tiabu

UFC 130's Brian Stann, Jorge Santiago, Travis Browne, and Gleison Tibau each earned $70,000 fight night bonuses for their performances at the Saturday event, which was headlined by Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's unanimous decision over Matt Hamill.

UFC 130 drew 12,816 fans to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for a live gate of $2.57 million, UFC President Dana White said at the post-fight press conference, where the bonuses were also announced.

Source: http://mmafrenzy.com/18673/ufc-130-bonuses-go-to-stann-santiago-browne-and-tiabu/

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Jon Jones A Heavy Favorite Over Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson

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Amanda Nunes vs. Julie Kedzie booked for June 18 Strikeforce "Overeem vs. Werdum" event

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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There's one clear change already being made for Strikeforce cards now that Zuffa is in control of the ship, and that's the booking of preliminary card fights for their events with contracted talent instead of with a local booker.

The organization announced on Friday another bout for next month's Strikeforce "Overeem vs. Werdum" event at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, as Julie Kedzie and Amanda Nunes will faceoff on the card.

Kedzie makes her Strikeforce debut riding a four fight winning streak, most recently defeating Kaitlin Young in April to win the Jackson's MMA Series Women's Bantamweight Championship. The seven-year veteran is perhaps best known for her EliteXC loss to Gina Carano, but she has posted an 8-2 record in ten fights since that loss.

22-year-old Brazilian Nunes enters her second fight in Strikeforce on a six fight win streak since losing her professional debut. In her Strikeforce debut in January, she blasted through Julia Budd, knocking her out in 14 seconds.

Strikeforce "Overeem vs. Werdum" takes place on June 18, airing live on Showtime and headlined by the heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum.

Penick's Analysis: They are really stacking this card for Strikeforce, and I'd assume we'll be seeing a number of fights on Facebook from the event with what they are booking. It's a good thing for the fighters under contract with Strikeforce, as it means they'll get booked a lot more often, and it's going to make these cards more interesting and more stacked overall. This fight itself should be an entertaining one, as Nunes was highly impressive in her win over Budd and has stopped all of the opponents she's beaten, and Kedzie is a tough veteran challenge for her.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/Affliction2/article_9372.shtml

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UFC 130 Video Highlights: Quinton ?Rampage? Jackson vs. Matt Hamill

For those of you who may not have known, “UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill” went down Saturday night inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vagas. Quinton Jackson took an easy unanimous decision victory in the card’s featured contest, and we’ve got the video highlights to prove it. Jackson promised to make Matt Hamill [...]

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AV

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Watch Kalib Run Staff Predictions for UFC 125: Edgar vs Maynard

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The After Party ? ?UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill?

Fans hoping for fireworks on Memorial Weekend courtesy of the UFC were probably a bit disappointed. The show was better than just snakes and sparklers but thanks to the two main events, the show provided ?in house? fireworks rather than ?major production? fireworks that it had the potential to deliver. By far the hottest thing [...]

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More On WWE Possibly Paying Tribute To Randy Savage

There are conflicting reports on whether WWE will honor Randy Savage next week on television following his tragic passing Friday morning in Seminole, Florida.
According to one source, the production team was ordered to work on a video piece honoring the wrestling legend for inclusion on next week’s television programming.
Another source noted that the organization would pay tribute to him in some form at this Sunday’s Over the Limit pay-per-view event in Seattle, Washington. However, they now say that no tribute is planned for Savage, at least for Sunday. As of ...

Source: http://www.ifight365.com/2011/05/more-on-wwe-possibly-paying-tribute-to-randy-savage/

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Jos� Aldo: Up Close And Personal Pt. 2

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Former Bellator Champ Joe Soto returns to action in August after career-threatening eye injury

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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Former Bellator Featherweight Champion Joe Soto hasn't been in the cage since losing that title to Joe Warren last September.

The 24-year-old suffered a torn retina that very nearly ended his career, but he has now been cleared to fight by his doctor, and according to MMAJunkie.com, he will return to action on August 4 at Tachi Palace Fights 10.

Soto will take on 13-4-1 Eddie Yagin for the Tachi Palace Fights Featherweight Championship on the card after Isaac De Jesus was stripped of the belt. De Jesus tested positive for marijuana after his most recent fight at Tachi Palace Fights 9. De Jesus was stripped of his belt after missing weight for his fight on that event, and he's now been suspended six months and fined $500 for his drug test failure.

The return to action for Soto comes with the blessing of Bellator, as he is still under contract to the organization. He'll look to get back on track after suffering his first career loss and being sidelined with the torn retina.

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Penick's Analysis: This is great news for Soto. There was a definite fear that he could have had his career ended by the torn retina, so to now be cleared to fight and to be able to get back into action within a year of his last fight and that injury is fantastic.

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UFC 130 Results: Making the Case for a Miguel Torres Win Over Demetrious Johnson

Source: http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2011/5/29/2196276/ufc-130-results-making-the-case-for-a-miguel-torres-win-over

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Frank Mir Magnificent Against Roy Nelson at UFC 130

Frank Mir professed he was better than Roy Nelson at every aspect of the fighting game. On Saturday night at UFC 130, the former heavyweight champ backed up his bold words with a dominant performance against a gutty performer. ?Wrestling was my main focus in this camp and I think it worked out well for [...]

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Isaac De Jesus loses spot at Tachi Palace Fights 10 due to marijuana suspension

Isaac De Jesus' loss is Joe Soto's gain.

As MMAjunkie.com previously reported, the ex-Bellator champ took De Jesus' spot in a fight with Eddie Yagin at Tachi Palace Fights 10, which takes place Aug. 4.

The reason Soto got the call is because De Jesus tested positive for marijuana following his most recent appearance at Tachi Palace Fights 9.


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Frank Mir - Broken Jaw and Ribs from UFC 130

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As revealed in the post-fight press conference, former UFC champion, Frank Mir suffered a broken jaw and rib in his UFC 130 co-main event...

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Couture likes Hamill over ‘Rampage’ at UFC 130

Randy Couture is breaking down UFC fights for Affliction. In this video, he likes the stronger wrestler in the Quinton "Rampage" Jackson-Matt Hamill fight. Couture respects Rampage's punching power, but the ground work of Hamill is enough to make him pick the upset.

Jackson is coming off a narrow win over Lyoto Machida while Hamill is fresh off beating up Tito Ortiz. Everyone's old pal Tom Atencio "goes out on a limb" and chooses Jackson. Rampage is a minus-260 favorite.

UFC 130 betting odds (remaining fights posted later):

Quinton Jackson (-320) vs. Matt Hamill (+260)

Roy Nelson (-115) vs. Frank Mir (-115)

Brian Stann (-140) vs. Jorge Santiago (+110)

Thiago Alves (-220) vs. Rick Story (+180)

You can watch UFC 130 right here on Yahoo! Sports

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Demian Maia will use �new weapons� against Mark Mu�oz

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After being defeated by Anderson Silva on a middleweight title fight, Demian Maia is coming from two...

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Matt Hamill - From Competitor to Fighter

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TUF 14 coaches Michael Bisping and Jason "Mayhem" Miller to meet at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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The coaches fight for the 14th season of The Ultimate Fighter will not come on pay-per-view.

UFC President Dana White revealed after Saturday's UFC 130 event that coaches Michael Bisping and Jason "Mayhem" Miller will meet at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale in December, instead of at the next pay-per-view event after that.

The two fighters were recently revealed as the coaches for the season after Chael Sonnen failed to convince the California State Athletic Commission to lift his suspension, taking him out of the coaching spot. The season begins filming early next month and is expected to feature bantamweights and featherweights for the first time on the reality show.

This won't be the first time coaches have fought on the Finale event for their season instead of on pay-per-view. In season five, B.J. Penn and Jens Pulver met at that season's finale. It hasn't been the case for the seasons since then, but White said the organization was planning for the coaches for this 14th season to fight on the Finale event from the get go.

The season begins airing in September, and the Finale event will likely take place on December 3 in Las Vegas.

Penick's Analysis: This is the right move for this fight. Miller hasn't fought in the UFC since 2005, and though he does have some exposure through his hosting duties on Bully Beatdown and his fight with Jake Shields on CBS, he's still going to be a new face to the casual fanbase. That doesn't make for a pay-per-view fight. It's interesting to hear White say the fight would have taken place on the Finale even if it was Bisping-Sonnen, as that would have been their highest profile TUF main event in a long time. Still, this fight is great for free television, and after a season of TUF should bring the most viewers to a Finale event in a long time.

[Michael Bisping art by Cory Gould (c) MMATorch.com]

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UFC 130 Results: Frank Mir Dominates Roy Nelson

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir dominated The Ultimate Fighter 10 winner Roy Nelson to score a unanimous decision and his second-straight win in the co-main event of UFC 130 on Saturday.

Source: http://mmafrenzy.com/18669/ufc-130-results-frank-mir-dominates-roy-nelson-for-decision-win-in-co-main-event/

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