Thursday, June 30, 2011

Roger Gracie vs. "King Mo" rescheduled for Sept. 10 Strikeforce event

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Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?75177-Roger-Gracie-vs.-quot-King-Mo-quot-rescheduled-for-Sept.-10-Strikeforce-event&goto=newpost

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UFC?s behind-the-scenes guru gets chance meeting with Obama

PITTSBURGH -- Burt Watson (pictured in the background), the man who you've seen directing traffic at weigh-ins, works tirelessly to keep things running well at UFC events, and he was rewarded with a chance meeting in Pittsburgh. The UFC's main behind-the-scenes man met President Obama while both were at the fighters' hotel, and told his tale to Cagewriter.

The Hyatt Regency in Pittsburgh hosted both the fighters and the president, who was in town to make a speech at Carnegie-Mellon University. Because of Obama's presence, security was tight around the hotel. Watson's room was near the fitness center, so his room had to be checked by Secret Service before the president could go in and do his daily workout. Watson's room was swept by bomb-sniffing dogs and Secret Service agents.

After the sweep, Watson had to turn on the sauna to ready it for fighters. When he entered the fitness center, he saw the president, and asked if he could go in.

"I opened the door, and there was President Obama, pedaling on a bike and reading the newspaper," Watson said. "I started shaking a little bit. There was no one else in the room."

Because of his job with the UFC, Watson has met a who's who of celebrities, but was still blown away by getting to meet Obama.

"I don't get starstruck, because I work with celebrities all the time. It's not my job to get starstruck, but I was dumbfounded. I walked towards him, reached out my hand and said, 'What's up?' He said, 'How are you?' I said, 'Right now? I'm honored.' And he said, 'Nah, I'm honored.' And as I walked out, I thought, 'Oh [expetive]! Did I just walk out of the room with the president of the United States? Me and him!"

He said that the enormity of the situation didn't really hit him until later.

"Not until I walked out of there did it hit me that I was literally one-on-one with the most powerful man in the world. History has a way of making you a part of it without even asking. Never in my wildest, wildest dreams did I imagine that I would meet the President of the United States."

Watson's calm, upbeat demeanor serves him well in his job as the behind-the-scenes man for the UFC. Working for the promotion since UFC 31, he has seen nearly everything the fight world can muster and has taken it in stride. This was different.

"For the first time, I was in awe."

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/UFC-s-behind-the-scenes-guru-gets-chance-meeting?urn=mma-wp4064

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Caros Fodor, Matt Ricehouse victorious at Strikeforce Challenger 16

Matt Ricehouse remains undefeated with a unanimous decision victory over Ryan Couture in the co-main event of Strikeforce Challengers 16 from Kent, Washington. Ricehouse improved his record to 5-0 behind an efficient offense and tight defense that allowed him to get the edge in a very evenly matched bout. The lightweights took turns trying to [...]

Caros Fodor, Matt Ricehouse victorious at Strikeforce Challenger 16 is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News

Source: http://www.mmainterplay.com/strikeforce-news/caros-fodor-matt-ricehouse-victorious-at-strikeforce-challenger-16-54878/

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Tweets of the Week - 06/24

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/tweets-of-the-week-062411

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Shields vs. Ellenberger set for UFC?s ?Battle on the Bayou?

The UFC?s September stop in New Orleans now has a headliner, as the organization announced Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger will mix it up in the main event at ?Battle on the Bayou?. Ellenberger has found success in four straight outings while Shields recently had his impressive run of fifteen fights snapped against Georges St. [...]

Source: http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2011/06/29/shields-vs-ellenberger-set-for-ufc%e2%80%99s-%e2%80%9cbattle-on-the-bayou%e2%80%9d/

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Charles Oliveira Appeals No Contest Ruling

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Oliveira has appealed the ruling via Portal do Vale Tudo who spoke to his trainer Ericson Cardozo (translated by Tom Mendes):

"Yes,...

Source: http://www.mmaforum.com/ufc/92277-charles-oliveira-appeals-no-contest-ruling.html

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Size Matters for Dominick Cruz

Dominick Cruz has been driving recent opponents mad with his ever-elusive style. Although he was confined in the WEC?s smaller cage for the last several years, he managed to bob, weave and bang his way to capturing the bantamweight title. On Saturday, ?The Dominator? makes big league debut against Urijah Faber. Cruz believes the UFC?s [...]

Source: http://www.5thRound.com/79964/size-matters-for-dominick-cruz/

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?The War Master? Barnett and Overeem admit their fights weren?t exciting

Tournaments are tremendous, but the one downside may be the fighters trying manage fights a little too much. Alistair Overeem and Josh Barnett admitted to fighting smart fights, but not very exciting.

Overeem didn't want to take any risks on the ground against Fabricio Werdum. In the video below, he apologizes for the pace of the fight. Barnett admitted there was a methodology behind his mount without many strikes against Brett Rogers.

"We emphasis a lot with hip pressure and taking the wind out of people. My mount, the drive from my hips was really killing his wind," Barnett told Showtime. "While not super exciting to watch, ultimately [it was] very beneficial to me. It was a matter of setting things up."

Barnett faces a more experienced mixed martial artist in the semifinals. Sergei Kharitonov is 18-4 and has been in there with guys like Semmy Schilt, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Pedro Rizzo. He's also 1-1 against Overeem.

"Better all around fighter, sharp boxing and good kickboxing. [He's] very tough, granite chin and better ground game, but I know I have the tools to beat him as well. It's just going to be a different look," said Barnett.

The 33-year-old Barnett also revealed that he's no longer "The "Baby-Faced Assassin." He's now "The War Master."

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/-8216-The-War-Master-8217-Barnett-and-Overeem?urn=mma-wp3741

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Bellator FW tourney was real good!!

Anyone who missed it, some great fights in the opening round of the featherweight tourney last night.

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?75126-Bellator-FW-tourney-was-real-good!!&goto=newpost

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Faber Explains Beef With Dominick Cruz, Calls Him Emotional Mess

By <a href="mailto:howie@mmanews.com">Chris Howie</a> <Br>
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer<Br><Br>

When Dominick Cruz steps into the cage at UFC 132 with Urijah Faber, he will not only be attempting to defend his UFC Bantamweight title, he'll also be trying to get a win back on Faber after losing to Faber in a WEC Featherweight title match four years ago.<Br><Br>

Faber rolled through Cruz, choking him out early in the first round of their March 2007 fight but Saturday at UFC 132 Cruz will be the defending champion and it will be in a completely different weight class.<Br><Br>

Faber took to his <a href=http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news?slug=ys-faber_cruz_ufc132_blog_62711>blog</a> to discuss the fight and explained the beef between himself and Cruz that dates back to before the first fight:<Br><Br>

I beat Cruz in a defense of my WEC title four years ago. I won with a guillotine in the first round, but Cruz had chip on his shoulder about me before he even met me. During the week of our first fight ? before I even met the guy ? he?d disrespected me and showed me how he operates when he wrote all over my face on the posters for the event.<Br><Br>

I had nothing to do with the design of the poster ? but the guy is an emotional mess. He goes from throwing himself pity-parties to praising himself for all that he brings to MMA.<Br><Br>

He likes recounting his deprived upbringing (which doesn?t sound that bad, in my opinion) and pondering how he could reach the heights he has with all that?s wrong in his life. Along the way he has made mention of how things have been ?handed? to me in my career of nearly 30 fights (which started nearly eight years ago in tiny American Indian casinos, the only place allowed in California at the time), managed to deface more posters of me in gyms and make negative statements about me over the years in gyms in my home state of California.<Br><Br>

I?ve brushed it off and followed my own road, but one truth remains: I have someone that chose me as an enemy out there. Cruz is fueled by negativity, jealousy and revenge. The best part is I don?t have many enemies, and I get to take destiny into my own hands. Like most everything in my life, I?ve found a way to have fun with my foe, so I embrace the bitterness, add a creative campaign to stoke the fire and prepare for a great battle.<Br><Br>

Usually, punching someone in the face is good therapy. You shake hands afterward and move on. I think that didn?t happen last time because Dominick was upset that I beat him so quickly. I agree with him that he has improved since then, but he had a lot of room to get better.<Br><Br>

I feel faster at 135 lbs. than I was 145, and I?m not constantly under pressure to gain weight. My training is more calculated and professional, my life is more stable and organized than it has ever been. Cutting weight is not fun but it?s something I?ve done since I was in the eighth grade. I?ve got a ton of experience under my belt, and I am ready to show everyone that I am the best bantamweight in the world on Saturday.<Br><Br>


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Top 5 Moments Of "UFC On Versus 4"

?UFC on Versus 4? was quite the event. Not only did we see an amazing one-round war between Cheick Kongo and Pat Barry, we also saw the ascension of Charlie Brenneman, the continuing evolution of Matt Mitrione, and many, many free fights on Facebook. But which stars shined brightest, and what moments will fans be [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/06/27/top-5-moments-of-ufc-on-versus-4

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Pro-Elite Round 2

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Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?75167-Pro-Elite-Round-2&goto=newpost

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James Toney and Ken Shamrock Fight at Press Cnference

James Toney and Ken Shamrock had to be separated after getting into it with each other at a prefight presser.

Got to love ken's shit talking, yet another for his press conference highlight reel.
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Nate Marquardt did not fail drug test, Pennsylvania Commission confirms

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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While the MMA world awaits Nate Marquardt's revelations on what led to his removal from Sunday's UFC on Versus 4 card, one thing has been officially ruled out by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission.

In a report from Mike Chiappetta at MMAFighting.com, PSAC executive director Greg Sirb revealed that Marquardt had actually been licensed for the fight, and whatever medical issue he had was going to be an issue whether he gained his license to fight or not. Additionally, Sirb ruled out the theory that Marquardt had failed a drug test.

"He was licensed. He completed all his paperwork for licensing probably a week before," Sirb said. "He knew full well what the ramifications were [of failing to complete his medical issue], whether licensed or not."

"I've been here 22 years and we do not embarrass anybody. But we would have said, 'drug test' [if that was the issue]."

Marquardt took to Twitter and stated that he would be addressing all issues regarding his medicals on Tuesday, and though he didn't reveal the official outlet he would be using, MMAFighting's Ariel Helwani later revealed that Marquardt would be a guest on his "MMA Hour" program on Tuesday. So while a failed drug test has been ruled out, we all still await Marquardt's statements to make sense of his removal and subsequent firing.

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Penick's Analysis: I'm not sure if that entirely rules out PEDs, as one possibility that has been floated is an issue with testosterone replacement therapy and needing to provide proper documentation that they may then not have gotten, but I don't know that I buy that either. Without hearing from Marquardt, it remains impossible to really make sense of the situation. The medical privacy laws have led to this being an exercise in theoretical speculation, and until we hear Marquardt's side of the issue we won't have the full picture. Unfortunately for Marquardt, the only thing people have really had to go on is Dana White's comments that he's "disgusted" by Marquardt's actions. The longer it takes to get his side of the story out, the more negative speculation there will be.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_9760.shtml

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Dana White says a "Rocky story" played out in Charlie Brenneman's UFC on Versus 4 upset of Rick Story

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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Sunday night's UFC on Versus 4 event will be a career highlight for Charlie Brenneman for years to come, as he picked up a win over highly regarded welterweight Rick Story on a day's notice in front of a hometown crowd in Pittsburgh, Penn.

The decision win over Story capped off a hectic week for Brenneman. After losing his originally scheduled opponent in T.J. Grant, Brenneman was told to make weight to collect his contracted fight purse. In doing so, he left himself available as a replacement if the UFC needed.

That's exactly what was required when Nate Marquardt was pulled from the event on Saturday night, and Brenneman stepped up on a day's notice to take the fight against Story. By not only taking it, but defeating him as well, UFC President Dana White said Brenneman had his own "Rocky" story.

"His fight tonight was a Rocky story," White said at the post-fight press conference. "He's in his hometown, and he gets the shot at the guy who's hot and on his way to a title shot. He comes in and wins it. That's the thing about this sport. You never know who's going to win."

At the post-fight press conference as well, Brenneman reflected on the roller coaster week he had in his hometown.

"This whole week has been a roller coaster," he said. "When we got to weigh-ins, I was told, 'You may have to wait until 3:59, or you may not even know until tomorrow if you're fighting.' What can I do other than sit there and try to remain professional and do what I do? And, well, it worked out."

He summed up his feelings further after the fight in an interview with Versus' Tina Dixon during the post-fight show on the network.

"[I feel] amazing," he said. "I'm pretty sure my life has peaked at 30 years old and I'm completely fine with that."

When Dixon responded to him that he still has a lot of years in the sport ahead of him, Brenneman said he felt nothing would top this win, under these circumstances and in front of his hometown crowd.

"I do [have a lot of years left]," he conceded. "But nothing's going to top tonight. I almost guarantee it."

Penick's Analysis: It was a career high, for sure, and he's definitely going to be hard-pressed to ever be in a situation to top what happened on Sunday night. He took the opportunity of his career and absolutely made the most of it in an extremely smart performance against a very tough opponent in Story. Brenneman will remember Sunday night for the rest of his life, and rightfully so. He may not climb all the way up the ladder in the welterweight division, but no one will ever be able to take this performance and this win after such a crazy week away from him.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_9753.shtml

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Chael Sonnen?s CSAC Suspension Ends Today, Eligible To Apply For License

Chael Sonnen’s latest suspension with the CSAC ended today. MMA Fighting confirmed with CSAC executive director George Dodd that Sonnen is now free to apply for a new license, however in California, he would have to appear before the commission once again before they would issue him a license. “He can be removed from the [...]

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Bellator FW tourney was real good!!

Anyone who missed it, some great fights in the opening round of the featherweight tourney last night.

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?75126-Bellator-FW-tourney-was-real-good!!&goto=newpost

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Demian Maia Prepares for UFC 131 - UFC 131

Demian Maia's journey to Vancouver starts in his home country of Brazil. Take a quick glimpse into his life as he prepares to face Mark Munoz at UFC 131

Source: http://mmalice.com/ufc-131/demian-maia-prepares-for-ufc-131-video_bd49f1b7a.html

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UFC 131 Weigh In Highlight: Dos Santos vs Carwin - UFC 131

Watch these two monsters of the Octagon square off tomorrow night at UFC 131 .

Source: http://mmalice.com/ufc-131/ufc-131-weigh-in-highlight-dos-santos-vs-carwin-video_bbf20ac89.html

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UFC on Versus 4 Post-Fight Press Conference: Bonuses, Attendance, and More

The UFC held an impromptu press conference following UFC on Versus 4 in Pittsburgh, where Nik Lentz, Charles Oliveira, Cheick Kongo, and Joe Lauzon all earned $50K bonuses for their efforts at the event.

Source: http://mmafrenzy.com/18987/ufc-on-versus-4-post-fight-press-conference-bonuses-attendance-and-more/

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Overeem beats Werdum at Strikeforce, but fails to impress

Alistair Overeem looked to send a strong message in Saturday night's Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix quarterfinals. Instead, he created plenty of questions about his much larger physique and his stamina. Overeem took a sloppy fight via unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28, in the main event at Strikeforce's Dallas event.

Overeem, a huge tourney favorite, suddenly looks beatable. All three of the remaining fighters in the field are capable of taking out Overeem (35-11, one no-contest).

In the semifinals, the 256-pounder will face the massive Antonio "Big Foot" Silva. On the other side of the bracket, is a big puncher in Sergei Kharitonov and a great ground fighter, Josh Barnett.

Overeem has added 40 pounds to his frame over the last five years, but now it appears he may have gone too far. His gas tank was a real issue and his hand speed was unimpressive.

"As you know, Fabricio is one of the best grapplers in the world, so we didn't want to play with him on the ground," said Overeem, who indicated nothing Werdum landed really hurt him. "He just felt a little bit unpredictable in the standup."

For 15 minutes, Werdum (14-5-1) tried to get the fight to the ground where he could show off his excellent submission skills, but he never got Overeem into a dangerous spot.

The Brazilian worked hard throughout the opening round but was consistently thrown away by the powerful Overeem. In the second and third, both fighters were extremely tired. By pulling guard, Werdum actually got into some decent positions on his back with Overeem in his guard, but he was too tired to execute a submission. Overeem was also exhausted and often times just laid close to Werdum's body.

On the feet, Overeem landed harder, single shots. Werdum landed some decent combinations. CompuStrike actually had Werdum outlanding Overeem 69-48, but few of his shots did real damage.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Overeem-beats-Werdum-at-Strikeforce-but-fails-t?urn=mma-wp3695

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The Blueprint: Cruz vs. Faber

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/The-Blueprint-Cruz-vs-Faber

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Steve Mazzagatti oversees UFC 132's Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber headliner

LAS VEGAS - The oft-criticized Steve Mazzagatti will handle officiating duties for July's Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber UFC bantamweight championship bout.

The decision was made at today's Nevada State Athletic Commission monthly meeting, which took place at Las Vegas' Grant Sawyer State Office Building and was attended by MMAjunkie.com.

Additionally, judges Patricia Morse-Jarman, Glenn Trowbridge and Sal D'Amato were selected as attending judges for the UFC 132 headliner, which takes place July 2 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and airs on pay-per-view and Spike TV.


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PROGRAMMING ALERT: No new MMATorch Livecast tonight 6/28

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There will be no MMATorch Livecast Tuesday Conversation this evening. We apologize for the absence, but we will be back with a brand new show next Tuesday from 9-10:30PM ET at BlogTalkRadio.com/MMATorch!

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/MMATorch_Podcast_45/article_9772.shtml

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

UFC 131 Weigh in Highlight: Florian v. Nunes - UFC 131

Tomorrow night, Kenny Florian will make his featherweight debut as he takes on Diego Nunes at UFC 131

Source: http://mmalice.com/ufc-131/ufc-131-weigh-in-highlight-florian-v-nunes-video_dbd951e65.html

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Is it time there was a second UFC...

for fighting with weapons?

Obviously if there are people getting axed to death or split down the middle clean in two by a katana it may prove a...

Source: http://forums.ufc.production.sparkart.net/showthread.php?t=89845&goto=newpost

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Dave Herman Thinks Jiu-Jitsu Doesn't Work In MMA... Dave Herman Is Very, Very Wrong

Dave Herman burst onto the scene at ufc 131 with his thrilling come-from-behind victory over Jon Olav Einemo. The win extended Herman?s current win-streak to three straight fights, and the bout was so entertaining that both men were awarded a ?Fight of the Night? award and bonus. Recently, however, Herman gave a rather bizarre interview [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/06/15/dave-herman-thinks-jiu-jitsu-doesnt-work-in-mma-dave-herman-is-very-very-wrong

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LA Dodgers File for Bankruptcy

They owe Manny Ramirez $21 million, Andruw Jones $11 million and the Chicago White Sox $3.5 million to pay Juan Pierre's salary. And I thought Darren Dreifort had a horrible contract.

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?75139-LA-Dodgers-File-for-Bankruptcy&goto=newpost

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Junior Dos Santos Interview - UFC

Heavy-handed Junior Dos Santos steps back into the Octagon? against a man considered to be an equally dangerous striker, Shane Carwin. Will Junior's speed advantage be enough to hand Carwin his first KO loss? Watch UFC 131 Live on Pay-Per-View and www.UFC.tv on Saturday, Jun 11th at 6/9PM PT/ET.

Source: http://mmalice.com/ufc/junior-dos-santos-interview-video_8d42cdb57.html

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Dana White ? Nate Marquardt has no business fighting in the UFC

UFC President Dana White praises the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission on how they have handled the medical issues with Nate Marquardt. White says that he is disgusted with Marquardt who was not medically cleared to fight and then ultimately released from the UFC. Greg Sirb, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission, provides insight on the [...]

Dana White – Nate Marquardt has no business fighting in the UFC is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News

Source: http://www.mmainterplay.com/ufc-news/dana-white-nate-marquardt-has-no-business-fighting-in-the-ufc-54902/

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Former TUF winner Efrain Escudero to fight at BAMMA 7

UK promotion BAMMA are set to deliver their seventh event on September 10th and their card has been bolstered by the inclusion of a former TUF winner. Efrain Escudero (16-3 MMA) was only the second TUF winner in the organisation’s history to be released after losses to Evan Dunham and Charles Oliveira back in September [...]


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"Why's he grabbing his shoulder like that? Is there a bug?"

Source: http://www.watchkalibrun.com/2011/1/10/1927489/whys-he-grabbing-his-shoulder-like-that-is-there-a-bug

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Cain Velasquez VS Junior Dos Santos UFC 138 Prediction

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fThsltwJtBc

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?75123-Cain-Velasquez-VS-Junior-Dos-Santos-UFC-138-Prediction&goto=newpost

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Nate Marquardt Released From The UFC: Will We Ever Know What Really Happened?

In one of the biggest MMA scandals to hit 2011 so far, Nate Marquardt was removed from his main event slot at today?s ?UFC on Versus 4? event due to failing his medical examinations. Rumors and speculation have been running wild, with little actual facts to substantiate anything. But one thing we do know is [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/06/26/nate-marquardt-released-from-the-ufc-will-we-ever-know-what-really-happened

Shane Carwin Brock Lesnar Frank Shamrock Tito Ortiz Randy Couture Vitor Belfort Randy Couture

MMAjunkie.com Radio: UFC on Versus 4 winner Ricardo Lamas, weekend MMA round-up

Following a busy weekend loaded with MMA action, MMAjunkie.com Radio takes a look backs at UFC on Versus 4, Bellator 46 and Strikeforce Challengers 16.

Additionally, UFC on Versus 4 winner Ricardo Lamas calls in to recount his octagon debut victory.

MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from 12-2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino's Race & Sports Book. Listen to and watch a video stream of the two-hour show at www.mmajunkie.com/radio, or watch it live on select television markets as part of Fight Now TV.


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Kenny Florian on Cut to Featherweight: 'I've Never Felt Better' - UFC 131

Kenny Florian on Cut to Featherweight: 'I've Never Felt Better' Video by UFC 131

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James Toney vs. Ken Shamrock MMA Fight Set For Sept. 23?

<B>By MATT BOONE<BR>
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer</B><BR><BR>

According to numerous sources, MMA legend Ken Shamrock and professional boxing legend James "Lights Out" Toney have agreed to fight each other at a local mixed-martial arts event in El Paso, Texas on September 23.<BR><BR>

The fight, which will be a heavyweight MMA attraction, will be Toney's second MMA bout, his first being the infamous loss to Randy Couture in the UFC.<BR><BR>

More details as this story develops.<BR><BR>

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Another KO of the Year candidate! Barry won&#8217;t blame the referee

Going for the kill can be a double-edged sword. Pat Barry found that out last night against Cheick Kongo. The Frenchman in absolute survival mode landed a right hook and a right uppercut to pull victory from the jaws of defeat. Kongo left Barry on the ground with the dreaded stink eye.

Referee Dan Miragliotta was all over both fighters and came close to stopping the fight on at least one occasion, but Kongo kept moving and scrambling.

During the postfight press conference, Barry wouldn't blame Miragliotta..

"I can almost recall Dan Miragliotta's leg almost touching my arm, he was so close," Barry said during the UFC on versus 4 postfight press conference. "So for a split second, a split second I thought 'this is it.' The way he was falling around. I've seen fights get stopped before. This looks like a fight that would get stopped. [...] That didn't cause me to stop."

Give Miragliotta credit, he let the fighters decide the ultimate outcome.

How badly was Barry knocked out? When he "woke up," Barry thought he'd won.

"I've never been knocked out before, so this is a weird feeling man to lose two minutes of your life. Honestly, when I was laying on my back and (coach) Marty Morgan was standing over me, the first thing that came out of my mouth was, 'Yo man, I killed him!' So I thought I had won the fight," Barry told Sherdog. "I don't remember nothing. I remember the entire fight up until I got punched."

It was also a no-brainer for Knockout of the Night. Kongo banked an extra $50,000 for his efforts. This has been an amazing year for sick knockouts.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Another-KO-of-the-Year-candidate-Barry-won-t-bl?urn=mma-wp4076

Yoshihiro Akiyama  Gilbert Aldana  José Aldo  John Alessio  Houston Alexander Ricardo Almeida  Eddie Alvarez

Steve Mazzagatti oversees UFC 132's Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber headliner

LAS VEGAS - The oft-criticized Steve Mazzagatti will handle officiating duties for July's Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber UFC bantamweight championship bout.

The decision was made at today's Nevada State Athletic Commission monthly meeting, which took place at Las Vegas' Grant Sawyer State Office Building and was attended by MMAjunkie.com.

Additionally, judges Patricia Morse-Jarman, Glenn Trowbridge and Sal D'Amato were selected as attending judges for the UFC 132 headliner, which takes place July 2 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and airs on pay-per-view and Spike TV.


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Jeff Hougland vs. Donny Walker added to UFC 132

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that a bantamweight clash between Jeff Hougland and Donny Walker has been added to the UFC 132 card. The up-and-coming fighters will both be making their debut in the UFC and they each will enter the bout on long winning streaks. Hougland (9-4) won his professional mixed martial arts debut [...]

Jeff Hougland vs. Donny Walker added to UFC 132 is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News

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Elevated testosterone level at root of Nate Marquardt?s release

When word surfaced late Saturday that Nate Marquardt had been scratched from the following day?s UFC Live 4 lineup and unceremoniously cut from the company?s roster as a result, the news quickly gave way to rampant speculation from all angles on the reason for the sudden shift from headlining athlete to free agent. Had he [...]

Source: http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2011/06/28/elevated-testosterone-level-at-root-of-nate-marquardt%e2%80%99s-release/

Ishkhan Zakharian Roman Zentsov Zhang Chuanlong Zhang Tiequan Igor Zinoviev Mark Coleman Maurice Smith

Crash Course: Bellator 46 Edition

Hello once more fans and friends and welcome to the latest edition of ?Crash Course?. Today marks another entry into ?Crash Course? due to a very special occasion: for this week and this week only, MMA fans will be treated to three separate MMA events on three separate days, promoted by three separate companies (even [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/06/22/crash-course-bellator-46-edition

Shungo Oyama Fredson Paixao Soa Palalei Bart Palaszewski Rousimar Palhares Mike Patt Ivan Pack

Both Kendall Grove And Chuck O'Neill Released... For "Da Spyder", Let's Admit That It Was Overdue

The ufc is the largest, most diverse Mixed Martial Arts promotion in the world. They?re the unquestioned leader in MMA, to the point where some mainstream fans consider MMA a one-promotion sport. But with that level of prestige comes a high benchmark, and the UFC has proven now more than ever that no contract is [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/06/18/both-kendall-grove-and-chuck-oneill-released-for-da-spyder-lets-admit-that-it-was-finally-time

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VIDEO: Highlights of Cheick Kongo's come from behind knockout of Pat Barry at UFC on Versus 4

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If you missed last night's crazy UFC on Versus 4 main event between Cheick Kongo and Pat Barry, you missed a classic come from behind knockout victory for Kongo, as he survived an onslaught from Barry to knock him out cold in the first round. But fear not, as ESPN has highlights of the fight available online, and you can check it out below:



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Tim Kennedy set to scrap with Rob Lawler at July 30 Strikeforce event

Two more of Strikeforce?s top stars are set for a showdown on July 30, as the organization has revealed former top contenders Tim Kennedy and Rob Lawler will face off at an event already featuring a title defense from female champion Marloes Coenen in addition to a highly anticipated bout between 205-pound champ Dan Henderson [...]

Source: http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2011/06/24/tim-kennedy-vs-rob-lawler-added-to-july-30-strikeforce-card/

Rich No Love Clementi  Mark The Hammer Coleman Wes Soldier Combs  Ray Cooper  Kit Cope  Wesley Cabbage Correira  Patrick The Predator Côté 

5 Reasons To Watch Strikeforce "Challengers 16"

On June 24, 2011, Strikeforce will hold its ?Challengers 16? event, featuring four free fights on Showtime. The main event features two exciting Lightweights that are both on impressive win-streaks, while the co-main event features Ryan Couture, the son of Randy Couture, who is quickly emerging as a star in his own right. Still, some [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/06/21/5-reasons-to-watch-strikeforce-challengers-16

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John Makdessi injured, replacement Donald Cerrone meets Paul Taylor at UFC on Versus 5

The UFC announced that an undisclosed injury has forced John Makdessi out of his scheduled lightweight bout against Paul Taylor on the UFC on Versus 5 card. UFC President Dana White has confirmed that verbal agreements are in place for Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone to fill in for Makdessi to take on Taylor. Cerrone (15-3) has [...]

John Makdessi injured, replacement Donald Cerrone meets Paul Taylor at UFC on Versus 5 is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News

Source: http://www.mmainterplay.com/ufc-news/john-makdessi-injured-replacement-donald-cerrone-meets-paul-taylor-at-ufc-on-versus-5-54912/

Jason Ellis Aleksander Emelianenko Fedor Emelianenko Yasubey Enomoto Mark Epstein Tom Big Cat Erickson Martinsh Egle

K-1 WORLD MAX 2011 -63kg touney tonight on youtube

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2011/6/24/2242244/k-1-max-63kg-tournament-preview-what-to-watch-for-tonight

Later this evening, K-1 hosts their first show of 2011 with the K-1 WORLD MAX 2011 -63kg...

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

does james toney need money that bad?

i mean he's fighting ken "the easiest man to beat" shamrock in a low organization your not gonna become a mma champion fighting ken and fighting in...

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Bellator 46 ratings: "Summer Series" debut nets 185,000 MTV2 viewers

Bellator's first-ever "Summer Series" event, Bellator 46, drew an average audience of 185,000 viewers to this weekend's MTV2 broadcast.

The event marked a steep decline from the promotion's record ratings at Bellator 44 and Bellator 45 to close season four but fell right in line with the season's other nine events, which each averaged 184,222 viewers.

MMAjunkie.com today obtained the figures from industry sources.


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Bader Talks Tito

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Jake Shields vs. Jake Ellenberger Possible Headlines UFC Fight Night 25 (Update)

Despite a brief exchange with BJ Penn over Twitter for a fight last month, Jake Shields is not expected to meet the Hawaiian when he returns to the Octagon following his unsuccessful attempt to take Georges St. Pierre’s title at UFC 129. Instead, Shields is expected to take on Jake Ellenberger this fall, possibly at [...]

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So how much is this program worth as a collectors item now?

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Mirko Cro Cop Filipović Luiz Buscapé Firmino Spencer Fisher Jon Fitch Kenny Florian Jesse Forbes Xavier Foupa Pokam

Cerrone in for Makdessi vs. Taylor

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

Cody Guinn Jorge Gurgel Andre Gusmao Alexander Gustafsson Jaime Gutierrez Dave Gomez Keith Hackney

TUF Winner Ferguson Meets Riley in Denver

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/ufc-135-fight-card-updates

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Masvidal brutalizes Noons in pulling the upset at Strikeforce

KJ Noons is a pretty well-regarded striker, but he met his match on the feet in Jorge Masvidal. He played Noons' game and virtually destroyed him over the course of the first two rounds. By the end of the fight, Noons' was bleeding everywhere and had a huge hematoma on his forehead. Masvidal rolled to a unanimous decision victory, 30-27 on all cards, in a 155-pound bout at Strikeforce in Dallas.

"KJ was more aggressive. He made more openings happen. He's a good striker, but I'm a bad style for him," Masvidal said. "I'm a good counter fighter. I felt comfortable striking with him."

Noons (10-3) has picked apart just about everyone down at 155, but Masvidal's jab was something he couldn't defend himself against. Masvidal (22-5) also did some great work with his knees.

A first round round knee split open Noons' forehead. The hematoma on the right side of his head nearly had his right eye closed at the finish of the fight. Masvidal outlanded Noons 102-57. He was good on 53 percent of his strikes. Masvidal also delivered on six-of-nine takedown attempts.

Masvidal made a real statement to Strikeforce. The 26-year-old may deserve a shot at Strikeforce 155-pound champ Gilbert Melendez.

"You're not going to see me getting on my knees or something, but if [Strikeforce CEO] Scott Coker wants to give me the shot, I'd be more than happy," said Masvidal.

Masvidal then wished the fathers in attendance a happy Father's Day and said he'd love to get a present.

"I gave myself the best gift," said Masvidal, who has two kids. "Hopefully Scott Coker can one up me and give me the title shot."

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Masvidal-brutalizes-Noons-in-pulling-the-upset-a?urn=mma-wp3680

Patrick Speight Mario Sperry Pete Spratt Brian Stann Aaron Stark Kalib Starnes Joe Stevenson