Thursday, February 9, 2012

MMAjunkie.com's Gorgeous George on 'The Fight Club Chicago' at 4:35 p.m. ET

"Gorgeous" George Garcia, host of MMAjunkie.com Radio, is a guest on today's edition of "The Fight Club Chicago" at 4:35 p.m. ET (1:35 p.m. PT).

Garcia and host Steven Muehlhausen recap this past weekend's "UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit" event, as well as the continued fallout from the card and what comes next for UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit.

Catch the show live at www.sportstownchicago.com/fightclub.


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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

MMAjunkie.com streams Saturday's Cage Warriors Fight Night 3 event at 2 p.m. ET

UFC vets Kyle Watson and Tommy Speer are featured in the headlining contests of this weekend's Cage Warriors Fight Night 3 event, and MMAjunkie.com will feature a live stream of the evening's main-card action.

Cage Warriors Fight Night 3 takes place Saturday The Habtoor Grand Hotel Convention Center & Spa in Beirut, Lebanon. The stream kicks off at 2 p.m. ET.

Watson meets Juha-Pekka Vainikainen in the night's lightweight main event, and Speer faces Mats Nilsson in a middleweight contest.


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WWE RAW Review: SLY-2J

Last night?s show featured far more misfires than bulls-eyes with things starting off on a sour note in the form of HHH once again stealing the spotlight from more-active competitors, talking about how he felt bad for the Undertaker after the beatdown he?d laid on him at last year?s Wrestlemania. By that logic Kevin Nash [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/02/07/wwe-raw-review-sly-2j

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Cope Bringing Woo Nation Back to Las Vegas

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MMAjunkie.com Radio: Continued UFC 143 recap and discussion

Two hours simply wasn't enough.

This past weekend's UFC 143 event, including the main event between Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz, remains a hot topic among MMA fans, and MMAjunkie.com Radio has committed another episode to revisiting the action and listening to fans' opinions on the night's outcomes.

MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from noon to 2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. 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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JZ Cavalcante Post Fight vs Wilcox Wants to Return to Action Soon - JZ Cavalcante

JZ Cavalcante Post Fight vs Wilcox Wants to Return to Action Soon Video by JZ Cavalcante

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Love this!

Love this! Rodney Pike's work is dope!!

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Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit UFC PRIMETIME "The GSP SHOW!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV7FW_8rxxU

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Thiago Silva vs. Igor Pokrajac reportedly heading to UFC on FX 3 card in Virginia

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

With Brandon Vera suffering an injury that took him out of a May 15 rematch with Thiago Silva, the Brazilian was in need of a new opponent for his first fight in over 16 months. Now, he may have it.

According to ESPN.com, Silva will take on Igor Pokrajac on the UFC on FX 3 card in Fairfax, Va.

Silva finished serving out his one-year suspension for a failed drug test in January, and he'll hope to get back into everyone's good graces with a good performance in this fight. Pokrajac enters off of consecutive knockout wins in the Octagon, taking out Todd Brown at the end of one round and stopping Krzyszytof Soszynski in just 35 seconds in his last bout at UFC 140.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/quicknews/article_12448.shtml

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Dana White Says Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit II Is Happening and Condit Wants It (Update)

Forget what Carlos Condit said about waiting for Georges St. Pierre. Forget about what his manager Malki Kawa said about not wanting the rematch. Forget about what Nick Diaz said about retiring. And forget about what Cesar Gracie said about Nick not fighting until next year. Why? Because Dana White just revealed on Twitter that [...]

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Georges St. Pierre willing to give up championship to fight Nick Diaz

Yes, you read the headline correctly. While UFC welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre has not come out to officially say he?d be willing to relinquish his rights to the title in order to fight polarizing rival Nick Diaz, it appears he has mentioned he?s open to doing so in private company. The shocking revelation came [...]

Source: http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2012/02/08/georges-st-pierre-willing-to-give-up-championship-to-fight-nick-diaz/

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Late Notice to Main Card, Clifford Starks' Wild Ride

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/Late-Notice-to-Main-Card-Clifford-Starks-Wild-Ride

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John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss joins UFC on FOX 3

A welterweight match-up pitting John “The Hitman” Hathaway against Pascal “Panzer” Krauss becomes the latest addition to the UFC’s third fight card on FOX television. UFC officials announced earlier on Monday that both competitors have verbally agreed to the bout. Hathaway and Krauss were originally slated to face off at UFC 138 in November 2011. [...]

John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss joins UFC on FOX 3 is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News

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Josh Koscheck interested in fights with Wanderlei Silva, Vitor Belfort, and Michael Bisping

Leading up to last weekend?s UFC event, welterweight participant Josh Koscheck called himself a ?gold digger? based on his willingness to fight any opponent within reason as long as the money is right. In that vein, Koscheck has mentioned he would fight at a heavier weight than normal if necessary and was even linked to [...]

Source: http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2012/02/06/josh-koscheck-interested-in-fights-with-wanderlei-silva-vitor-belfort-and-michael-bisping/

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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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UFC 143 Main Card Results - "New" Werdum Impresses in Win over Nelson

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/UFC-143-Main-Card-Results

Matt Andersen  Alex Andrade  Jermaine Andrè  Yoji Anjo  Ao Hailin  Shinya Aoki  Andrei Arlovski 

Royce Gracie: ?Why Come to Fight if You Gonna Run??

Blood is thicker than water, homie. That’s why UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie (Pictured) didn’t hesitate to stick up for Nick Diaz, a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu family member, following Saturday’s highly controversial unanimous decision loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 143. “@nickdiaz209 won that fight in my opinion,” Gracie tweeted. “He is what every fighter [...]

Source: http://www.5thRound.com/105658/royce-gracie-why-come-to-fight-if-you-gonna-run/

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Dana White confirms Carlos Condit-Nick Diaz II set for later this year

And the saga continues… Trainer Cesar Gracie recently came forward to express his belief that fans hadn’t seen the last of Nick Diaz inside the Octagon or any cage for that matter. While Gracie thought it would take Diaz a year or so before getting the itch to fight again, it appears it will actually [...]

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Natalya Neidhart's New Gimmick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssqsjSkd6Lc&list=FLk7E8cIsb1007WF1SUPe9mg&feature=plpp&context=C3be7b2cFDOEgsToPDskKhdjlOl18wTjJrqlpdh8RU

She passes gas/breaks wind/cuts the cheese or whatever you...

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Shogun Rua Ends Management Under Eduardo Alonso

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I would like to tell that I no longer work with Eduardo Alonso,we still friends,as usually.
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From Shogun's Twitter. No...

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Plenty of outrage over Diaz-Condit decision, winner defends his approach

Defense is an underrated aspect of mixed martial arts. That's unless you're a judge.

Carlos Condit picked his spots and had Nick Diaz whiffing with his punches for much of the night at UFC 143. His strategy and executed resonated with the judges, who scored it 4-1, 4-1 and 3-2 in favor of the new UFC interim welterweight champ. But Condit's ring generalship didn't go over well with many fans.

Here's sampling of tweets from fights fans who thought Condit simply ran the entire night.

Condit didn't see it that way.

"I was pretty confident that I had won the fight. I landed a lot of effective strikes. I stuck to my gameplan. I did what I went in there to do. I punched him in the face. Kicked him in the face. You know, landed more effective strikes than he did in the fight," Condit said. "That's what it boiled down to. If I sat there and fought Nick Diaz's fight, it'd probably be him sitting here with this belt instead of me."

UFC president Dana White agreed.

"The fans are mad about the way Carlos Condit fought ... too [expletive bad]. You're mad at the way he fought? He went in there and he fought a great fight," White said. "He stuck to his gameplan. Nick Diaz is the master of getting you to fight his fight. [...] Carlos Condit kept his cool tonight. He fought a perfect fight."

Condit said when did Diaz did catch him, the shots were weak.

"They weren't all that effective. For the most part, if he did hit me with anything, it was kind of past the power zone. They didn't have a lot on them," said Condit.

Condit thought his kicks paid dividends later in the fight.

"Chopping his legs and affecting his mobility from the very start was working," Condit said. "You don't see the effects of that until later on in the fight. But he stopped coming forward on me."

As Diaz began to talk trash, Condit also stayed under control. He recalled one funny line when Diaz responded to one of the 10-plus spinning backfists and elbows that Condit threw his way.

"We're throwing spinning [expletive] now?," Condit said repeating what Diaz said in the cage. Condit wasn't about to play Diaz's mind games.

"I planned for that. I knew that I to be mentally prepared as well as physically prepared to face Nick Diaz," Condit said. "That's something I had in my mindset as well as the talking and the taunts and stuff. I just needed to stay focused and execute my gameplan. No matter what he said or no matter how many punches he took from me, I couldn't let my focus stray."

What's next for Condit is anyone's guess. The fighter and promotion were non-committal on when he gets back in the Octagon. The champ Georges St-Pierre is hoping for a November return from ACL surgery. Nine months is a long time for the top of the 170-pound division to stay dormant.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/plenty-outrage-over-diaz-condit-decision-winner-defends-105756633.html

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How do you check on your old post..?

I'm pretty noob at this..? Lol derpp

Thins in advance

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Breakfast time!

W/ @mdenehie great to see you!

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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

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UFC 143: Carlos Condit's trainer Greg Jackson - "To hate a beautiful, technical fight - you're not really a fight fan"

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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Greg Jackson often gets criticized for his fighters having "safe" game plans, as many times they are looking to do the most damage while avoiding much of their own. It's a criticism that doesn't always hold up to scrutiny and really is on a fight by fight basis, but with Carlos Condit's performance on Saturday night it came to the forefront again.

Condit avoided getting trapped by Nick Diaz, landing leg kicks and combinations while circling away when he was backed down, and he ultimately out-struck Diaz in four of the five rounds of the fight at UFC 143. But critics of Condit's performance would say he didn't do much damage with his kicks or strikes. In an interview with USAToday.com, Jackson took great exception to that claim.

"If you need evidence of the proof [that Condit's strikes hurt], you can see Nick's output and his pace [were] much slower than he usually is, especially by that third round," Jackson said. "Leg kicks, the way Carlos was throwing them, hurt. Head kicks, the way he would kick him in the head, hurt. Punches and spinning elbows hurt."

"If you don't believe Carlos hits hard, you can look at all the knockouts that he's done. Or you could come over and allow him to kick you in the leg and see how much of it you can take. If it's actually an argument that Carlos doesn't hit hard, I would have to say that the record would clearly negate that, if that indeed is a legitimate argument."

Jackson then delved into the gameplan for Condit on Saturday night, breaking down what they saw in Nick's game and why they approached the fight as they did.

"Nick's thing is this: he moves forward very well and iIf he gets you where your back is to the cage, man, he starts opening up and just landing these beautiful combinations," Jackson said. "I love watching him work. He goes high and low and switches. Even his subtle head movements and stuff. He's very, very good when your back is to the cage. It's just like in boxing too. Some boxers will kind of throw you up against the ropes and really start rocking and rolling on you. So when you're fighting a guy like that, you've got to get off of the ropes, so to speak, and then run back to the middle of the cage."

"So that's what Carlos would do. Every time he would get there, we'd have him bail, exit out, get in the middle of the cage, and then get off first and start the process all over again. Meanwhile, in that process, the FightMetric numbers clearly show that during that time, when Carlos would control where and when the engagement would happen, Carlos had the significant striking advantage there. So the game plan worked very well."

There were still those that didn't appreciate the gameplan, accusing Condit of running away the entire fight because he refused to stand in the pocket and trade with Diaz. Jackson scoffed at those criticisms, and for those that believe the current MMA rules lead to "less interesting" action in the cage, Jackson said there are other options for them.

"There are sports for you, that if you just want two men to stand in front of you and (hit) each other and basically just punch each other in the face," Jackson said. "Man, there's all these great Toughman competitions and there's a lot of lower level and stuff like that where you just toe the line. Just stand in front of you, you just one-two, and one guy goes down. If that's what you enjoy, then by all means, that's a sport; there's a legitimate sport for that."

"If you want to see people hit, do very good damage, and not get hit; and control the subtleties of the fight, like where the fight takes place; and do things on their terms and not play their opponents' games; if you do want to see that, then you can watch MMA. Because in MMA, if you land more power shots than your opponent - regardless of whether your opponent is walking forward, backward, side-to-side or on his hands - you're probably going to win that fight."

"But again, the sport's not for everybody," Jackson continued. "There's still a large contingent of people, that they just want to see these guys almost die, or the other guy almost die and come back, and sometimes fights are like that. Certainly they are. But sometimes you get technical masterpieces too, and to hate a beautiful, technical fight - you're not really a fight fan. You're just there to watch the car wrecks, you know what I mean? You're not watching the cars pass each other; you're just waiting for a car wreck. And there's those fans, that's fine.

"But we do try to finish fights. We do try to do tons of damage. My record of fighters clearly shows that. It's just one of those things where I'm sorry that somebody had to lose, because I like both guys a lot. But it was just our night."

Penick's Analysis: I don't agree with the notion that you have to enjoy all of the subtleties of the game to be a "real" fight fan. That's such a disingenuous argument. You can be a diehard NFL fan and still find yourself bored with grinding, methodical games. You can be a diehard baseball fan and still be disappointed in pitcher's duels. Not every fan is going to enjoy a performance like Condit put forth on Saturday night, but that doesn't make them any less of a fight fan. That said, I was immensely intrigued by Condit's performance on Saturday myself, and I found it fascinating to watch his strategy unfold when it became clear what he was doing. The way he was able to get into his rhythm in the third and fourth rounds, slowing Diaz down and not allowing Diaz to fight the way he likes to fight, was masterful, intelligent, and really great for those that do appreciate the subtleties of what he accomplished. But again, that doesn't mean that someone who was simply bored by it isn't a fight fan. Sometimes the car wrecks are fantastic to watch. Sometimes technical masterpieces aren't all that entertaining, even if you have an appreciation for what's happening in the cage. Condit fought a brilliant fight that just wasn't for everyone, but Jackson errs in saying detractors of the fight aren't fight fans.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_12433.shtml

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum Preview - Strikeforce

Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum Preview Video by Strikeforce

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UFC on FX 4 Targeted for Atlantic City on June 22

After visiting East Rutherford, New Jersey for UFC on Fox 3 on May 5, the UFC is planning to make a quick return to the state for a UFC on FX event on June 22 in Atlantic City, UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta recently confirmed to ESPN.

Source: http://mmafrenzy.com/27519/ufc-on-fx-4-targeted-for-atlantic-city-on-june-22/

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Chad Griggs Wants a 'Real Big Name' Opponent Next - Chad Griggs

Chad Griggs Wants a 'Real Big Name' Opponent Next Video by Chad Griggs

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War Machine replaced by Chris Lozano in Bellator welterweight tournament

Legal troubles have again cost War Machine (otherwise known as Jon Koppenhaver) a year of his freedom after recently being sentenced to jail-time stemming from an old case. Machine had been scheduled to face Karl Amoussou in the opening round of Bellator?s Season 6 welterweight tournament, a series of bouts slated to start on March [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/02/03/war-machine-replaced-by-chris-lozano-in-bellator-welterweight-tournament

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TUF 13 winner Tony Ferguson returns to action at UFC on FOX 3

Rising lightweight Tony Ferguson will look to continue his current run of success against vastly more experienced opponents inside the Octagon, this time as part of the UFC on FOX 3 lineup. After picking up wins over Aaron Riley (44 total fights) and Yves Edwards (60 total fights) in his last two bouts the Ultimate [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/02/01/tuf-13-winner-tony-ferguson-returns-to-action-at-ufc-on-fox-3

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UFC on FX 2: Daniel Pineda In Against Mackens Semerzier

Fresh off a first-round win last month in his Octagon debut, Daniel Pineda has stepped in for an injured Robert Peralta and will face featherweight Mackens Semerzier at UFC on FX 2 on March 2 in Sydney, Australia.

Source: http://mmafrenzy.com/27515/ufc-on-fx-2-adds-daniel-pineda-vs-mackens-semerzier/

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so I read the game by neil strauss

and im seriously contemplating similar actions.
i guess im desperate right now and it seems pretty fucking easy to do once you get over the nerves of being a creep.

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UFC Fan Expo Returns to Las Vegas in July

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Forrest Griffin Interview

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Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans officially confirmed as UFC 145 headliner in Atlanta this April

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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The UFC Light Heavyweight Championship will officially be on the line on April 21 at UFC 145 in Atlanta, Georgia, as Rashad Evans and Jon Jones have come to terms to headline the event.

The fight was expected after Evans defeated Phil Davis last week at UFC on Fox 2, but it wasn't official until Monday night. Evans had some concerns over his surgically repaired hand following the UFC on Fox 2 event, but doctors have cleared him and the fight with Jones is on.

"If I was fighting anybody for the belt at this point, there would be pressure, but there is added pressure in this situation because it's Jon and our whole personal situation," Evans said in an interview with Yahoo! Sports shortly after the UFC announced the fight. "I'm very happy for what he's done in this sport and what he's accomplished for himself. He's worked hard for it, but that's where the respect and admiration stops. I don't care for him too much as a person."

The UFC returns to Atlanta for the first time since September of 2008, and coincidentally that UFC 88 event was headlined by Evans as well. On that card, he knocked out Chuck Liddell to earn his first shot at the UFC Light Heavyweight Title, a shot he would take advantage of when he defeated Forrest Griffin later that year.

Penick's Analysis: The history between these two has been rehashed plenty of times on this site already, but having this fight finally confirmed can begin real anticipation for their battle. It's a good thing Evans was cleared with his hand issue, but the UFC would have been prepared with Dan Henderson ready to step into the fight if needed. For now, the two former teammates will finally square off, and it will be a huge title fight for the UFC come April 21.

[Rashad Evans art by Grant Gould (c) MMATorch.com]

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_12427.shtml

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UFC 143: Fabricio Werdum, Roy Nelson, Dustin Poirier, Stephen Thompson earn $65,000 bonuses

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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The UFC handed out $65,000 bonuses on Saturday night to four fighters for their respective efforts on the UFC 143 card in Las Vegas.

UFC newcomer Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson locked up the "Knockout of the Night" with a beautifully delivered head kick to Dan Stittgen. The highly successful former kickboxer and kenpo karate black belt feigned a kick low, but then brought it up to Stittgen's jaw in a strike that Stittgen never saw coming, putting him out cold.

Dustin Poirier earned the "Submission of the Night" for an excellent effort against the overmatched Max Holloway. The 20-year-old UFC newcomer was the third scheduled opponent for Poirier after injuries took out Erik Koch and Ricardo Lamas, but Poirier did what good fighters are supposed to do in this situation.

After scoring a takedown on Holloway, Poirier almost immediately got to mount. Holloway tried to fight him off, but left himself susceptible to an armbar attempt. When he defended that hold, he was caught in a triangle choke. Poirier then rolled that into a mounted triangle, and as he extended Holloway's arm for the triangle/armbar combination, the 20-year-old had no choice but to tap.

There will be some disagreement on the UFC's pick for "Fight of the Night," but the bonuses went to Fabricio Werdum and Roy Nelson for their brutal three round fight. Werdum showed off a massively improved striking arsenal in the fight, hurting Nelson early and often with vicious muay thai knees to the body and the head. The assault in the first round had Nelson hurting and tired, but the always game "Big Country" wasn't going away. He continued to plow forward, looking for an opening for one big desperation blow, but it never came. Werdum continued to sprinkle in attacks in the second and third, enough so that he won each of those rounds, but Nelson's near impossible to put away.

Penick's Analysis: "Wonderboy" showed his striking chops against a not-all-that-good Dan Stittgen, but regardless of the level of competition that highlight came against, it's still the type of thing that will make people want to see him fight in the future. That's the point of prize-fighting, after-all, and to make people want to see your fights is an attribute not everyone possesses. Poirier continues to look fantastic in his UFC run, and though he likely might need one more win to get a title shot - because a win over a completely overmatched Holloway shouldn't put him there - he's well on his way to earning a shot. I'd give Chan Sung Jung the next title fight to strike while the iron is hot on his popularity, then set up the fight that was supposed to happen in Poirier-Koch this summer. As far as "FotN," I don't know that I would have gone with Werdum-Nelson, but I think the only other real option was the main event. I probably would have given it to Condit and Diaz, but I know I liked the fight a lot more than some.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_12414.shtml

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UFC 143 winner Matt Brown has no plans to call out his next opponent

These days, the UFC encourages fighters to air their matchmaking wishes in a public forum. Provided it's not too wacky a request, callouts can help gauge interest in future bouts.

But that's one offer Matt Brown is going to turn down.  

"I sort of called out one person in my entire career, and that was Renzo," he told MMAjunkie.com Radio. "I wished I never did it; I pretty much got barred from their team."


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UFC on FUEL 1 ?Sanchez vs. Ellenberger? Promo

UFC on FUEL 1 “Ellenberger vs. Sanchez” takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska and will air live on FUEL TV at 8pm ET/5pm PT. The latest UFC on FUEL 1 fight card can be found in our fight cards section.

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UFC 143 Prelim Results: Dustin Poirier submits Max Holloway in quick fashion in Las Vegas

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Dustin Poirier kept his title run intact on Saturday night, making quick work of UFC newcomer Max Holloway at UFC 143.

Poirier, who was supposed to fight Erik Koch, then Ricardo Lamas before both got injured, showed his superior ground game off when he secured a mounted triangle/armbar submission.

Holloway showed off some decent striking to begin, but as soon as the fight hit the mat it was all Poirer. He got the mount, then attacked for an armbar. That turned into a triangle when Holloway got free, and Poirier transitioned into the mounted triangle. He then wrenched Holloway's arm and forced a tap to the painful hold.

Poirier is now four straight fights in the UFC and five straight overall. The 20-year-old Holloway loses for the first time in his young career.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/quicknews/article_12399.shtml

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New TERA Trailer with Bas Rutten

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njVpKL9nA64

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Chael Sonnen vs. Anderson Silva 2 Set for June UFC in Brazil

The anticipated rematch between UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen is set to take place in June in Silva's home country of Brazil.

UFC President Dana White announced at Saturday's UFC 143 post-fight press conference that Silva and Sonnen had verbally agreed to the matchup with an exact date and venue to be finalized soon.

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Chris Weidman takes UFC on Fox 2 decision

CHICAGO -- On 11 days notice, Chris Weidman took a less-than-stellar split decision over Demian Maia. The judges saw it 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 for Weidman at the United Center on Saturday night.

Though both men are accomplished grapplers, the first round started with nothing but stand-up. Neither fighter truly got an edge in striking, though it was Maia who got the first takedown. The two got back to their feet quickly, and Maia followed up with aggressive strikes.

Weidman got the takedown to start the second round, but again, they did not stay there for long. Maia's face started to show damage from the repeated hits Weidman delivered, but Weidman's movement around the cage slowed as the round went on. As Weidman slowed, Maia delivered more kicks and punches. Weidman tried for a takedown with a minute left, but Maia easily avoided it. In the final 20 seconds, Weidman was able to get the takedown, and turned over for a choke, but the round ended before he could secure it.

Weidman returned to the clinch in the third round, moving towards Maia and landing knees and punches. They continued their evenly matched striking fest, though both fighters were clearly exhausted.

The crowd in Chicago wasn't enthused about the action, but that's what happens when two grappling aficionados decided to engage in a fist fight.

UPDATE: After the bout, UFC president Dana White tweeted that the scores were read wrong. Weidman actually won by a unanimous decision.

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Alistair Overeem charged with battery in Las Vegas

Alistair Overeem, the UFC's no. 1 heavyweight contender, was charged with misdemeanor battery for an incident at the Wynn Las Vegas on New Year's weekend. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Overeem faces up to six months in jail and a fine of $1,000.

A citation issued by Las Vegas police stated at about 3 a.m. on Jan. 2, Overeem pushed or shoved a woman in the face, "causing her to stagger back."

David Chesnoff, Overeem's attorney who is known for defending people with a public profile, said Overeem was not arrested, but summoned to court. He also maintained Overeem's innocence.

The incident happened just days after Overeem beat Brock Lesnar by technical knockout, earning him the right to fight for the UFC heavyweight belt.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/alistair-overeem-charged-battery-las-vegas-153945273.html

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Nothing more aggrevating...

Than when the car freezes like an icecube and wont start. We hitting under -25 celsius, hopefully it wont go further down, up north they had -35.

Anyone else hit by the cold wave.

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UFC 143 Bonuses: Werdum, Nelson, Poirier, and Thompson Awarded $65K Each

Fabricio Werdum, Roy Nelson, Dustin Poirier, and Stephen Thompson all picked up $65,000 bonuses for their efforts at UFC 143 on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Werdum and Nelson earned "Fight of the Night" honors, Dustin Poirier secured the "Submission of the Night," and Stephen Thompson scored the "Knockout of the Night."

Source: http://mmafrenzy.com/27487/ufc-143-bonuses-werdum-nelson-poirier-and-thompson-awarded-65k-each/

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MMA Marketplace: ?Big Country?s? Built Roy Tough shirt

Usually, before a title fight, we'll match up walkout shirts of the two contenders. For UFC 143, Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit brought the boring, expected shirts. Instead, it was co-main eventer Roy Nelson who has the best walkout shirt of the weekend.

Hopefully, he won't hear from Ford Motor Company's lawyers over the Built Roy Tough shirt, because it's both creative and a good look. It coming in gray and costing just $24.99 is the cherry on top.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/mma-marketplace-big-country-built-roy-tough-shirt-141408408.html

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Josh Koscheck interested in fights with Wanderlei Silva, Vitor Belfort, and Michael Bisping

Leading up to last weekend?s UFC event, welterweight participant Josh Koscheck called himself a ?gold digger? based on his willingness to fight any opponent within reason as long as the money is right. In that vein, Koscheck has mentioned he would fight at a heavier weight than normal if necessary and was even linked to [...]

Source: http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2012/02/06/josh-koscheck-interested-in-fights-with-wanderlei-silva-vitor-belfort-and-michael-bisping/

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Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey And Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker Pre-fight Q&A

The 3 talk about the upcoming fight set to take place on March 3rd, 2012, why this fight is so important to women’s MMA and what it means to have women headlining an event. Miesha and Ronda also talk about how they feel each other and why they believe they will leave the cage with [...]

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Mikhail Prokhorov promises to sell the Nets if he runs Russia

When Russian oligarch Mikhail Prokhorov bought the Nets, the expectation was that his money would both turn the franchise into a viable contender and lead to a fair amount of bizarre events given his eccentric foreign ways. Neither of those things has...

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/mikhail-prokhorov-promises-sell-nets-runs-russia-235218335.html

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John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss joins UFC on FOX 3

A welterweight match-up pitting John “The Hitman” Hathaway against Pascal “Panzer” Krauss becomes the latest addition to the UFC’s third fight card on FOX television. UFC officials announced earlier on Monday that both competitors have verbally agreed to the bout. Hathaway and Krauss were originally slated to face off at UFC 138 in November 2011. [...]

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Hockey Fight of the Day: Casey Wellman vs. Michal Repik

Just because the NHLers are taking a minor break during the All-Star Weekend festivities doesn’t mean hockey isn’t being played somewhere in North America and, as such, at least two players threw down on the ice. Today’s example comes from the minors despite some major action, as the San Antonio Rampage’s Michal Repik and Houston [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/01/29/hockey-fight-of-the-day-casey-wellman-vs-michal-repik

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Hockey Fight of the Day: Zack Smith vs. Kyle Chipchura

Phoenix and Ottawa couldn’t be much more different in terms of landscape or history where hockey is concerned but that doesn’t mean the Phoenix Coyotes are anything close to suiting up a bunch of players opposing teams can push around. Were there any doubt, the Coyotes’ Kyle Chipchura sunk his teeth into the Ottawa Senators’ [...]

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Hockey Fight of the Day: Zack Smith vs. Kyle Chipchura

Phoenix and Ottawa couldn’t be much more different in terms of landscape or history where hockey is concerned but that doesn’t mean the Phoenix Coyotes are anything close to suiting up a bunch of players opposing teams can push around. Were there any doubt, the Coyotes’ Kyle Chipchura sunk his teeth into the Ottawa Senators’ [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/01/28/hockey-fight-of-the-day-zack-smith-vs-kyle-chipchura

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Clifford Starks

I was just wondering whether anyone else was impressed with him. I mean despite the submission loss. I have to admit he looked good. Good hands,...

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Observations from My Couch: UFC 143 ?Diaz vs. Condit?

A few observations from UFC 143: ?Diaz vs. Condit?: -Sure, Stephen Thompson may be an unorthodox striker in MMA and good at karate, but we?ve seen how this movie ends. He goes on to win the belt, then gets destroyed by some prodigy and standing-guillotined until he?s a quivering mass of unconscious humanity on the [...]

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Brock Lesnar Out of UFC 131

by Michael David SmithBrock Lesnar won't fight at UFC 131.In a blockbuster announcement Thursday afternoon, UFC President Dana White revealed that Brock Lesnar is once again suffering from diverticulitis and will not be able to fight at UFC 131. Instead, the main event on that fight card will be Junior dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin.

"I want to thank the UFC, I want to thank Mr. White and I want to apologize to Junior dos Santos and Spike TV," Lesnar said. "This is an unfortunate situation for me. I dodged a bullet about two years ago with diverticulitis, at that time not knowing what the problem was. ... Diverticulitis is something that never goes away. It's something I've dealt with since the first occurrence and I've been battling it."

 

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Carlos Condit: ?I?ve got a lot of work to do and a lot more improvement to be made.?

This past Saturday night, UFC welterweight Carlos Condit did what no opponent had more than four years by taking down Nick Diaz. However, the performance left a lot to be desired based on the 27-year old?s inability to do any significant damage to the Stocktonian, instead opting to pick him apart from the outside while [...]

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