Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Luttrell Talks UFC and How You Can Help Wounded Troops

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/Luttrell-Talks-UFC-and-How-You-Can-Help-Wounded-Troops

Michael Bisping  Dan Bobish Vagam Bodjukyan Kotetsu Boku 

Anthony Pettis vs. Mike Lambrecht Fight Video GFS ? Knockout Kings

Gladiators Cage Fighting MMA video of Anthony “Showtime” Pettis vs. Mike Lambrecht. The bout took place on June 21, 2008 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.






Source: http://www.mmatko.com/anthony-pettis-vs-mike-lambrecht-fight-video-gfs-knockout-kings/

Alex Andrade  Jermaine Andrè  Yoji Anjo  Ao Hailin 

UFC President Dana White still unhappy with CSAC's ruling, but UFC will honor Chael Sonnen's suspension

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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UFC President Dana White wasn't happy with the California State Athletic Commission's handling of Chael Sonnen this past month. After they initially reduced his steroid suspension from a year to six months in a December hearing - due to what turned out to be less than truthful testimony and confusion on the part of the commission - White felt Sonnen had done all he was asked.

But when Sonnen then plead guilty to money laundering charges and his comments about clearing his testosterone usage in Nevada prior to his California suspension were proven to not be the case, the CSAC took him to task, suspending him "indefinitely." Indefinitely in this case just goes to the expiration of his current license on June 29.

White doesn't agree that Sonnen's statements warranted the second punishment, and said after Saturday's UFC 130 event again that he felt Sonnen had paid his dues.

"I think Chael has paid his dues," he said. "Can you keep a guy from making a living for having a big mouth? He's a big mouth. He says dumb s***. He says stuff that doesn't make sense sometimes. He lives on his own little planet. I can tell you this: You go throughout the history of boxing and look at some of the guys that have been licensed in boxing and what they've done."

Sonnen is supposedly free to apply elsewhere after his CSAC license expires on June 29, and doesn't necessarily need to apply in California to fight again. However, some other commissions may be wary of licensing him until his ordeal with the CSAC is completed.

And even though White's not happy with what has happened, he's not going to be going against the commission and attempting to book Sonnen elsewhere, such as a state with a lax commission or an overseas event without one.

"We don't do that," White said after UFC 130 on Saturday of attempting to book him elsewhere. "He's going to have to pay his dues and straighten his stuff out with [the CSAC], even though I think what's happened to him is wrong."

"We'll honor that suspension until it's cleared up. [The commissions] regulate me; they're my boss too. You show me a guy who fought the government and won. Show me that guy. I want to meet him. I don't want to be the next guy to try it. I do what I'm told."

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_9465.shtml

Vagam Bodjukyan Kotetsu Boku  Tony Bonello Stephan Bonnar

Miami Hustle - JZ Calvan, Jorge Masvidal, Alexis Vila and Jorge Santiago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_L_lH6hdvI&hd=1

In the season premiere of Miami Hustle, Jorge Masvidal gets caught up in Call of Duty while Alexis Vila, Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante, and Jorge ...

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?74763-Miami-Hustle-JZ-Calvan-Jorge-Masvidal-Alexis-Vila-and-Jorge-Santiago&goto=newpost

Pat Barry  Vitor Belfort  Robert Berry David Bielkheden

White: Jon Jones' next opponent to be determined shortly, will not be Rashad Evans

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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UFC Light Heavyweight Champion will almost assuredly not fight Rashad Evans in his next fight, as UFC President Dana White said on Wednesday that the organization will need to make a decision on his next opponent well before Evans' bout with Phil Davis at UFC 133 this August.

The front-runner for the shot will be Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, provided he dispatches Matt Hamill at UFC 130 this weekend.

"We probably will make a decision after this weekend," White said after the UFC 130 pre-fight press conference (transcribed by MMAJunkie.com). "I think that if 'Rampage wins,' you've got to be more interested in the 'Rampage' fight because 'Rampage' deserves it. He's at the top. [Lyoto] Machida is coming off of a win over Couture, but I think Machida needs another fight. But with the way my luck's gone lately, who knows? We'll see what happens."

As for why they wouldn't wait until the August 6 bout with Evans and Davis, White said logistically it just wouldn't work out, and with Jones expecting an October return the timing just wasn't right.

"Let's say, hypothetically speaking, Rashad Evans fights and he wins the fight against Phil Davis," White said. "Let's say he wins that fight in 30 seconds and comes out without a scratch, feels like a million bucks and is ready to go and wants to fight Jon Jones in December. We will have already shot the commercials. That stuff is three months out. It would be impossible to do."

One of the talking points in the on-going Evans-Jones saga has been why the UFC didn't just pull Evans from the Davis fight to keep the fight with Jones alive when Jones was told he didn't need surgery. White said it was considered, but again with uncertainties surrounding Jones and when he can actually return, along with the injury issues they've been facing recently, they didn't want to go with an uncertain fight when they had one set up.

"We talked about it," White said. "Could we have made that fight? Maybe. But with what's going on with us lately, we're not into maybes. They don't know the exact timeframe (for Jones' recovery), and maybe he would be ready to go. But maybe he wouldn't. We don't want to go on maybes. We knew Phil Davis could take the fight, so we made that fight.

"The other thing you don't want to do is have [Jones] start training again prematurely without knowing 100 percent (that the hand is healthy)."

But White did want to make one thing clear: Jones didn't duck a fight with Evans. White said there was never a time where Jones said he didn't want the fight with Evans, and ultimately it was the UFC's decision to keep Evans-Davis on and book someone else against Jones.

Now Jones will simply await the outcome of Saturday's main event, and if Jackson should defeat Hamill, it will likely be Rampage vs. Jones in October for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.

Penick's Analysis: It would have been great if they would have been able to pull Evans from the Davis fight to make the bout with Jones happen, but I understand the reasoning behind doing what they're doing here. They've had a lot of shakeups on cards here recently, and when Jones is still recovering from an injury there could be setbacks, and Evans will have already been out for well over a year when the fight with Davis happens. And if Rampage beats Hamill convincingly on Saturday, that will make for his first title fight in over three years.



READER QUESTION: Who would you most like to see get the shot at Jones this fall, and is the UFC making the right decision in keeping Evans booked in a fight with Davis? 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.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_9414.shtml

Pat Barry  Vitor Belfort  Robert Berry David Bielkheden

VIDEO: Christian M'Pumbu's TKO of Richard Hale at Bellator 45 to capture Light Heavyweight Championship

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Christian M'Pumbu took out Richard Hale on Saturday night at Bellator 45, picking up his third straight TKO victory to become Bellator's first Light Heavyweight Champion. As with most of the major highlights from their events, Bellator has posted a short clip of M'Pumbu's third round finish online. Check it out below:



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Luciano Azevedo  Ba Te er  Ryan Bader  Siyar Bahadurzada

UFC 135, September 24

UFC 135
Saturday September 24
Pepsi Center
Denver, CO
Airing on PPV


* Diego Sanchez (#10 Ranked Welterweight) vs. Matt Hughes

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/Upcoming_Events_42/article_9194.shtml

Michael Bisping  Dan Bobish Vagam Bodjukyan Kotetsu Boku 

Lyoto Machida says he�ll be ready to step in against Jon Jones if Quinton Can't make

TATAME called Machida, and the former UFC champion said he didn�t receive any official comments about a possible fight against Jones, but he�d please...

Source: http://www.mmaforum.com/ufc/91495-lyoto-machida-says-he-ll-ready-step-against-jon-jones-if-quinton-cant-make.html

Phil Baroni Don Barr Pat Barry  Vitor Belfort 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Mayhem and Bisping to coach TUF 14

http://mmajunkie.com/news/23764/report-the-ultimate-fighter-14-coaches-michael-bisping-and-mayhem-miller.mma

I still would've liked to have seen Sonnen talk endless amounts of shit, but Miller...

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?74739-Mayhem-and-Bisping-to-coach-TUF-14&goto=newpost

Kotetsu Boku  Tony Bonello Stephan Bonnar Lorenzo Borgomeo 

VIDEO: Christian M'Pumbu's TKO of Richard Hale at Bellator 45 to capture Light Heavyweight Championship

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Christian M'Pumbu took out Richard Hale on Saturday night at Bellator 45, picking up his third straight TKO victory to become Bellator's first Light Heavyweight Champion. As with most of the major highlights from their events, Bellator has posted a short clip of M'Pumbu's third round finish online. Check it out below:



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Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/Bellator/article_9380.shtml

Jermaine Andrè  Yoji Anjo  Ao Hailin  Shinya Aoki 

Randy Couture On Lyoto Machida, Retiring From the UFC + The Expendables 2 - UFC 129

*** Watch Complete 1/2hr HD Episodes on http://www.MMAheat.com ***MMA H.E.A.T.'s Karyn Bryant spends a few minutes with UFC legend Randy "The Natural" Couture after the UFC 129 Press Conference in Toronto. Randy gives his thoughts on what's likely his last fight in the Octagon, and tells us what he had to change in his training camp to prepare to face Lyoto Machida. Randy also fills us in on his Hollywood plans, which includes the sequel "The Expendables 2.Be sure to visit http://www.MMAheat.com for more interviews and archived episodes of our 1/2 hour TV show. N�s falamos Portugu�s! * We're on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MMAheat * Follow MMAheat on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MMAheat * Follow Karyn on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/KarynBryant

Source: http://mmalice.com/ufc-129/randy-couture-on-lyoto-machida-retiring-from-the-ufc-the-expendables-2-video_eea474b74.html

Josh Barnett  David Baron  Phil Baroni Don Barr

UFC Fight Night: Battle on the Bayou, September 17

UFC Fight Night: Battle on the Bayou
Saturday September 17
Venue: TBA
New Orleans, LA
Airing on Spike


* Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald
* Court McGee vs. Dongi Yang

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/Upcoming_Events_42/article_9250.shtml

Luiz Azeredo  Luciano Azevedo  Ba Te er  Ryan Bader 

New York State Senate Votes To Legalize MMA

In January, Chairman/CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and president Dana White held a press conference at Madison Square Garden to announce their plans should mixed martial arts be legalized in the state. The plan called for the UFC to hold two events per year in New York and they also revealed an economic impact study on the [...]

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Josh Barnett  David Baron  Phil Baroni Don Barr

Chad Mendes gets Rani Yahya at UFC 133 in Philadelphia

Up-and-coming featherweight Chad “Money” Mendes will compete at UFC 133 against Brazilian Rani Yahya. UFC President Dana White made the announcement earlier stating; With featherweight champion Jose Aldo?s exact return date to the Octagon uncertain, #1 undefeated featherweight contender Chad Mendes looks to stay active by taking on the extremely dangerous submissions specialist Rani Yahya [...]

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Dan Bobish Vagam Bodjukyan Kotetsu Boku  Tony Bonello

Eight Years Later, Nelson Aims For 2-0 Against Mir

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/Eight-Years-Later-Nelson-Aims-For-Win-against-Mir

Ao Hailin  Shinya Aoki  Andrei Arlovski  Ricardo Arona 

Welterweights Rory MacDonald and Mike Pyle meet at UFC 133 in Philadelphia

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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Fresh off a highly impressive victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 129, Rory MacDonald will get right back into action this summer, as the UFC announced on Monday that he'll meet Mike Pyle at UFC 133 in August.

The 21-year-old will fight for just the second time outside of his home country of Canada, having previously fought in the United States in his UFC debut last January. MacDonald brings an 11-1 record into his fourth UFC appearance, with his sole career loss coming against Carlos Condit in a fantastic 2010 fight, where he won the first two rounds before being overwhelmed and stopped with seconds remaining in the third.

Pyle is riding a three fight win streak, and brings a 4-2 mark in his six UFC appearances. Though he was stopped in two of his first three fights in the organization - by Brock Larson on short notice and later by Jake Ellenberger - Pyle has impressed greatly in his last two outings. The 35-year-old halted the hype train of John Hathaway in England last October before sending veteran Ricardo Almeida into retirement with a hard fought decision victory at UFC 128 in March.

UFC 133 takes place from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Penn. on August 6, headlined by the light heavyweight bout between Rashad Evans and Phil Davis.

Penick's Analysis: This is an awesome welterweight fight for this card. Pyle is a legitimately difficult opponent for anyone in the division, and after his last two wins against Hathaway and Almeida is coming up the ladder in a strong way. MacDonald is a supreme talent, and as one of the youngest fighters on the UFC roster has a long future ahead of him. This is another big test and big opportunity for him after an impressive win over Nate Diaz, and this should be a fantastic fight for this card and for the fans in Philly.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_9384.shtml

Robert Berry David Bielkheden Michael Bisping  Dan Bobish

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Jens Pulver

why, oh why do you keep breaking my heart by comtinue fighting when it's clear that you just don't cut it anymore..... :(

Source: http://www.mmaforum.com/general-mma-discussion/91460-jens-pulver.html

Josh Barnett  David Baron  Phil Baroni Don Barr

UFC 130 BONUSES: Brian Stann, Jorge Santiago, Travis Browne and Gleison Tibau earn $70K bonuses in Las Vegas

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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Four fighters earned bonuses of $70,000 for their efforts on Saturday in Las Vegas, as UFC President Dana White revealed after the event that Brian Stann, Jorge Santiago, Travis Browne and Gleison Tibau each earned "Fight Night" bonuses.

With an announced crowd of 12,816 for a live gate of $2.75 million, UFC 130 was unsurprisingly one of the lower performing events for the UFC in Las Vegas, but the night overall brought a mixture of exciting fights and disappointing performances. Stann, Browne and Tibau were all definitely in with the former, bringing excitement to a crowd that would ultimately boo the night's main event.

Stann and Santiago took the bonus for the "Fight of the Night" for their pay-per-view bout. Stann had dominated much of the action from the outset, utilizing crisp strikes and brutal leg kicks to keep Santiago off balance. Stann then finished the fight by TKO near the end of the second round after landing a big right. The win was Stann's third since dropping to the middleweight division, and second straight by strikes.

Browne took the night's "Knockout of the Night" with a perfectly timed superman punch against Stefan Struve. The punch landed four minutes into the first round as Struve tried to throw a flying knee, and he added a couple of strikes on the ground before the ref got in to stop the fight.

Tibau earned the night's "Submission of the Night" with his rear naked choke submission over Rafaello Oliveira. The fight was the only preliminary card bout to make the main pay-per-view broadcast at the end of the show.

Penick's Analysis: I would have given serious consideration to Torres-Johnson for fight of the night, but Stann-Santiago was a good fight. With Stann missing out on KO of the Night after Browne's win, the UFC was probably looking out for Stann with that bonus, and Santiago is the beneficiary of that choice. All in all, it wasn't the best event, but there were definitely enjoyable fights throughout, and all of these guys earned their bonuses.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_9452.shtml

Ryan Bader  Siyar Bahadurzada Bao Ligao  Josh Barnett 

Tony Ferguson explains offensive TUF outburst

On Wednesday night's episode of "The Ultimate Fighter," Tony Ferguson crossed the line when in a drunken argument with castmate Charlie Rader. It started with Rader pouring water on Ferguson's head, and with the amount of alcohol and testosterone flying around, things went too far. Ferguson brought up Rader's custody problems with his son, saying, "Hit me, don't hit your son."

Ferguson discussed the incident in his post on the SB Nation MMA blog:

Why did I bring up Charlie's son? I have no idea, but I have a guess. My birth father wasn't there for me growing up. Somehow Charlie's situation mixed in with my adrenaline from fighting and the booze all worked together to bring up my own issues. I learned a lot about myself watching that on tape and how I felt about certain things in my life. I was under a lot of pressure, I was trying to bottle up frustration and it didn't work. Well, it worked for a while, but ultimately did not.

I said some things I shouldn't have said. I was in a weird place. I was having crazy dreams in that house. The entire experience took me out of my own independence and removed all of my release valves.

I really regret saying what I said to Charlie and we've talked about it since the incident. I've spoke to Clay Harvison and Chuck, too. We are in a better place now than we were that night.

In the post, Ferguson mentions that they started drinking immediately after the fights, and adrenaline was still pumping through his veins.

Every TUF castmate I've spoken to has mentioned how weird the experience is. They're in a house for six weeks with no television, books, visitors or privacy. They get to train, drink, and entertain each other. This is not to excuse Ferguson's behavior, but just to point out that this isn't a normal situation, and abnormal behavior comes out of it.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Tony-Ferguson-explains-offensive-TUF-outburst?urn=mma-wp2619

David Bielkheden Michael Bisping  Dan Bobish Vagam Bodjukyan

Who do you want to win the NHL Finals?

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Michael Bisping  Dan Bobish Vagam Bodjukyan Kotetsu Boku 

Johnson pulls mild upset on Torres at UFC 130

LAS VEGAS - Demetrious Johnson continues to clash with bigger fighters in the bantamweight class and taking them down with his non-stop approach. The 5-foot-3 Johnson made former WEC champ Miguel Torres his latest victim. Torres found himself on his back too often, working for submissions and lost a unanimous decision, 29-28 on all three cards.

Torres (39-4, 1-1 UFC) did a good job of moving and try to pick apart Johnson in the first, but became way too stationary in the final rounds. Johnson (10-1, 2-0 UFC) scored multiple takedowns in the second and third. Torres worked for submissions, but more often than not MMA judges won't reward fighters for offense from the bottom. And the reality was, Johnson countered every Torres' move and stayed out of real trouble.

Torres, who raced out to a 37-1 start to his career has now lost three of five. This was a costly loss for Torres, who was working toward a title shot or slot on a future "Ultimate Fighter" against the winner of the UFC 132's fight between Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber.

The 24-year-old Johnson has a bright future. Frankly, he should be fighting down at 125 pounds, but the UFC hasn't added the flyweight division yet. So for now, look out bantamweights and expect to go hard for at least 15 minutes against "Mighty Mouse."

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Johnson-pulls-mild-upset-on-Torres-at-UFC-130?urn=mma-wp2708

Yoji Anjo  Ao Hailin  Shinya Aoki  Andrei Arlovski 

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

Ba Te er  Ryan Bader  Siyar Bahadurzada Bao Ligao 

Best Performance Of The Night: Patricky Freire At Bellator 44

It?s that time once again, fans and friends. Another major MMA event has come and gone, and it?s time for my unofficial ?Best Performance of the Night? award. As always, I found it tough to hand this award out. But unfortunately, this is not one of the times where that?s a good thing. Bellator 44 [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/05/15/best-performance-of-the-night-patricky-freire-at-bellator-44

Luciano Azevedo  Ba Te er  Ryan Bader  Siyar Bahadurzada

A Closer Look At UFC 130: "UFC Prelims LIVE" On Facebook

Hello again fans and friends and welcome to the start of a special new mini-series called ?A Closer Look At UFC 130?. This series, like my recent ?UFC 129 Complete Collection?, will take a look at all of the fights scheduled for the UFC?s latest mega-event. And much like UFC 129, UFC 130 will have [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/05/24/a-closer-look-at-ufc-130-ufc-prelims-live-on-facebook

Don Barr Pat Barry  Vitor Belfort  Robert Berry

Saturday, May 28, 2011

VIDEO: Christian M'Pumbu's TKO of Richard Hale at Bellator 45 to capture Light Heavyweight Championship

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Christian M'Pumbu took out Richard Hale on Saturday night at Bellator 45, picking up his third straight TKO victory to become Bellator's first Light Heavyweight Champion. As with most of the major highlights from their events, Bellator has posted a short clip of M'Pumbu's third round finish online. Check it out below:



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Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/Bellator/article_9380.shtml

David Bielkheden Michael Bisping  Dan Bobish Vagam Bodjukyan

Brian Stann vs Steve Cantwell Fight Video WEC 26 Las Vegas

WEC 26 fight videos of Brian Stann vs Steve Cantwell 1 from Las Vegas.





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Source: http://www.mmatko.com/brian-stann-vs-steve-cantwell-fight-video-wec-26-las-vegas/

Vitor Belfort  Robert Berry David Bielkheden Michael Bisping 

TUF 13 - Episode Nine Recap

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/TUF-13-Episode-Nine-Recap

Siyar Bahadurzada Bao Ligao  Josh Barnett  David Baron 

Mac Danzig injured, out of UFC 131 bout with Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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Next month's UFC 131 event in Vancouver has been hit by yet another injury, and this time Mac Danzig has been forced out of his fight with Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone.

Word of the injury comes from MMAWeekly.com, who reports that Danzig apparently suffered a torn muscle in training that will take him off the June 11 card.

Cerrone is expected to stay on the card, and UFC officials are reportedly looking for a replacement opponent. The fight will mark Cerrone's second in the UFC after successfully debuting in the organization with a submission win over Paul Kelly at UFC 126 in February. The win was his third straight, and he's now 7-3 with one no contest in eleven fights under the Zuffa banner.

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Penick's Analysis: That's another unfortunate injury blow, as this was a good matchup in the division. Still, with the amount of lightweight fighters the organization have under contract, it shouldn't be too difficult to find a replacement opponent with a few weeks still left until the event.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_9350.shtml

Luciano Azevedo  Ba Te er  Ryan Bader 

Trucker Girl

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Shinya Aoki  Andrei Arlovski  Ricardo Arona  Noboru Asahi

Brian Stann Staying The Course

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/Brian-Stann-Staying-The-Course

Alex Andrade  Jermaine Andrè  Yoji Anjo  Ao Hailin 

The Writing On The Wall

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Siyar Bahadurzada Bao Ligao  Josh Barnett  David Baron 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Question for Admin (you're inbox is full)

Is there any way you could change my username? I ask because I've used the same username in the past for other things and I do not wish to be...

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Mikhail Avetisyan Luiz Azeredo  Luciano Azevedo  Ba Te er 

CSAC Changes Mind, Sonnen Can Re-Apply For License After June 29th

The California State Athletic Commission reversed a May 18th decision that put Chael Sonnen's career on hold as a look at the rules related to his suspension revealed that he will in fact be able to re apply for the license anytime after June 29th, but would have to appear before the commission for a license hearing.<br><Br>

<a href=http://mmajunkie.com/news/23676/csac-changes-mind-ufcs-chael-sonnen-free-to-apply-for-license-after-june-29.mma>MMAJunkie.com</a> spoke to CSAC Executuve Director George Dodd who breaks down why the change happened:<Br><Br>



"Upon reviewing the May 18, 2011 decision of the commission, an error in the applicability of Rule 399 was made," stated a release issued today by the commission. "The rule states that, 'Any applicant who has been denied an application for a license may not file a similar application until one year from the date of the last previous denial by the commission. Any application filed within the one year period may be denied without the necessity of a hearing. Anyone who has had his license revoked may not petition for reinstatement or apply for a new license until one year after the date of such revocation. Any petition for reinstatement filed within the one year period may be denied without the necessity of a hearing.'<br><Br>

"Since the commission did not revoke or deny Mr. Sonnen's license, the rule does not apply."<br><Br>

The release noted that Sonnen will need to appear before the commission once again should he decide to apply for a license in California.<br><Br>

"If the commission denies his application, Mr. Sonnen will have to wait one year from the date of the denial," the release stated. <br><Br>

Source: http://www.mmanews.com/home.php

Jimmy Ambriz Matt Andersen  Alex Andrade  Jermaine Andrè 

UFC 130 Press Conference Videos ? Matt Hamill And Quinton Rampage Jackson

UFC 130 Press Conference Videos ? Matt Hamill And Quinton Rampage Jackson.



Source: http://www.mmatko.com/ufc-130-press-conference-videos-%e2%80%93-matt-hamill-and-quinton-rampage-jackson/

Tony Bonello Stephan Bonnar Lorenzo Borgomeo  Kyle Bradley 

UFC 130 Main Event Breakdown: Rampage Jackson vs. Matt Hamill

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LAS VEGAS -- The UFC 130 main event match between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Matt Hamill was not supposed to be. Jackson didn't want it, and it's not so difficult to understand why. Hamill wanted it, and it's obvious why. For one man, there seemed to be plenty to lose with little potential upside, and for the other, it would be his first opportunity to show he belongs among the elite. That makes for one of the most classic storylines in sports, but will it make for a classic fight?

As it turns out, the stakes are much higher than originally anticipated. As reported on Wednesday, Jackson is likely fighting for a chance to compete for the championship later this year. What once seemed like a lose/lose situation for him is now bursting with opportunity.

And for Hamill, he not only has the chance to play spoiler, but also to inject himself into the title picture. A victory over Jackson would give him six straight while marking his most meaningful win.

A look at their styles show that Jackson and Hamill aren't so different. Both began with wrestling as their dominant trait but have moved to a striking-heavy style. Both have heavy hands, and each has the ability to take the fight down when he wants to. Neither wants to all that often, though, which should mean this match is determined on the feet.

When it comes to the striking game, Jackson is more dynamic, though he sometimes holsters his kicks and relies on his formidable fists. Working with Muay Thai coach Lance Gibson, though, Jackson seems to be aware of the issue and in his last fight with Lyoto Machida, threw a higher ratio of kicks than he had in recent contests. According to Compustrike, of his standing strikes, about 19 percent were kicks, almost double his usual ratio.

A diverse Rampage is a dangerous Rampage, but really, a motivated Rampage is a dangerous Rampage. So is he motivated? While he made headlines over the last few weeks by saying he's not overly excited to face Hamill, he seems to be in a good state of mind during fight week, fit and lean, smiling and joking. He's even talked about winning to again win a championship, something he once said he didn't care much about.

Jackson gets quite a bit of flack for saying things that are sometimes outlandish or controversial, but the fact of the matter is he's still an elite fighter. Over his last 11 fights, he's 9-2, with wins over former UFC and PRIDE champs like Lyoto Machida, Wanderlei Silva, Chuck Liddell and Dan Henderson. And neither of his losses has been overly one-sided. Rampage is just a hard fighter to beat, because even if he doesn't come into the fight in optimal shape, he's always going to have fight-changing power, making opponents leery of engaging him.

That's borne out in the stats. A look at Compustrike numbers show that in standing arm strikes, Jackson has out-landed opponents 49 percent to 29 percent over his eight UFC bouts. Now, why is that? Jackson is not a fighter than runs away. He's not super-elusive. But he's not a guy you want to stand too close to. Even if you miss your punch, at least he might not hit you back with a counter.




So where can Hamill attack? While he has heavy hands, most would agree that Jackson's are heavier, and faster. One place Jackson is quite susceptible is with kicks. Opponents land 67 percent while throwing three times as many kicks as he does. Problem? Hamill rarely throws kicks. In his 10 UFC fights, kicks make up just 7 percent of his standing strikes, a number far below the average of top-level fighters. Even Jackson, who many consider boxing-heavy, throws kicks 11.5 percent of the time.

Where else can Hamill win? Everyone knows about his wrestling background, and he's connected on 71 percent of his takedown tries during his UFC career, a very good number. But Jackson is going to be no easy target. His opponents are only successful 36 percent of the time.

That leaves limited options for Hamill. If the fight stays standing, Jackson will likely have the edge. Hamill has said he plans to employ his wrestling and test Jackson's defense, and that seems to be the right plan, because even if he doesn't take the fight down, he can force Jackson into a physical fight and hope that his conditioning lets him take over late. If he does get him down, he might be able to control him and grind out some points. Jackson has been so durable over his career that it seems unlikely Hamill will stop him.

The reverse does not seem so unlikely. Hamill was in serious danger of being stopped by Jon Jones before a disqualification cost Jones the match. He was also stopped by Rich Franklin, though that fight was nearly three years ago. Of course, past performance is no indicator of future success, but it's all that we have to go on as far as projecting what may happen. Hamill says he's bringing his full game together at the right time, and it's certainly possible he will step up to the biggest moment of his career.

By most objective measures, though, Jackson should win. He is more experienced, is a sharper striker, has an excellent chin, and the takedown defense to keep Hamill upright. Jackson seems like he's in a good frame of mind, and I expect to see it reflected in his performance. Jackson via second-round TKO.

 

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Source: http://mmafighting.com/2011/05/27/ufc-130-main-event-breakdown-rampage-jackson-vs-matt-hamill/

Bao Ligao  Josh Barnett  David Baron  Phil Baroni

The Blueprint: Rampage vs. Hamill

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/The-Blueprint-Rampage-vs-Hamill

Stephan Bonnar Lorenzo Borgomeo  Kyle Bradley  Jai Bradney 

"Rampage" Jackson - Fighting For That Moment

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/Rampage-Jackson-Fighting-For-That-Moment

David Baron  Phil Baroni Don Barr Pat Barry 

Doomsday prophet, followers �flabbergasted� world didn�t end

It's hard to feel bad for someone whose doomsday predictions caused so much anxiety, but 89-year-old Harold Camping's recent admission that he's "flabbergasted" the world didn't end last weekend...

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?74676-Doomsday-prophet-followers-�flabbergasted�-world-didn�t-end&goto=newpost

David Bielkheden Michael Bisping  Dan Bobish Vagam Bodjukyan

Couture likes Hamill over &#8216;Rampage&#8217; 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

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Couture-likes-Hamill-over-Rampage-at-UFC-130?urn=mma-wp2454

Jai Bradney  Jimmy Ambriz Matt Andersen  Alex Andrade 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rampage&#8217;s UFC 130 blog: Defending the takedown and putting on an exciting show

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is back and he's giving Yahoo! Sports' readers an inside look into the lead-up to his UFC 130 fight against Matt Hamill approaches.

Check out the Yahoo! Sports' exclusive blog here. Rampage talks about what he expects from Hamill:

So, Hamill has stood and traded with some guys in his career, but I am sure he knows it is bad for his health if he does that next week! For real! I've trained for all areas ? but I just want it to be exciting. I think he will try and take me down and I'm ready for him to avoid striking with me at all costs.

It sounds like Jackson has no plans of piling up points on his way to a decision victory:

I'm under no pressure to get a knockout, but I always try for the knockout. I have kept that mentality from PRIDE, where it was more important to have a great fight than win or lose. I would never criticize any fighter but at the end of the day, this is entertainment, and I want to give the fans what they paying their money for. This is the career I chose ? fighting ? and so let's fight.

We're guessing arm-wrestling Travis Pastrana was not part of Jackson's training camp preparation for Hamill's wrestling ability.

Jackson and Pastrana clashed at the press conference in Los Angeles to announce the partnership between the action sports star and Waltrip Racing on the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Tour.

You can watch UFC 130 right here on Yahoo! Sports

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Rampage-s-UFC-130-blog-Defending-the-takedown-a?urn=mma-wp2429

Lorenzo Borgomeo  Kyle Bradley  Jai Bradney  Jimmy Ambriz

Bart Palaszewski injured, Rafaello Oliveira returns to the UFC to face Gleison Tibau at UFC 130

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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After losing his original opponent for UFC 130 in Cody McKenzie, Bart Palaszewski has now been forced out of UFC 130 with an injury.

The UFC announced the injury on Thursday night.

Palaszewski had been rescheduled to face Gleison Tibau on the card, and Tibau will stay on the card against the returning Rafaello Oliveira.

Oliveira went 1-2 in his first stint in the UFC, going the distance in all of his fights. His losses to Nik Lentz and Andre Winner sandwiched a win over John Gunderson. Since his release in March of 2010, Oliveira has won four straight fights, leading to his return.

UFC 130 takes place on May 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, headlined by the light heavyweight fight between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Matt Hamill.

Penick's Analysis: This card has been ravaged by injuries, and it's unfortunate that the original fight here was lost. Still, they've done a good job of salvaging a preliminary card fight here by bringing Oliveira back for a fight with Tibau. He's a solid competitor, and taking a late notice fight will allow him another opportunity even if he comes up short against Tibau here.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_9366.shtml

Yoji Anjo  Ao Hailin  Shinya Aoki  Andrei Arlovski 

With Chael Sonnen unavailable, will the UFC bring GSP vs. Nick Diaz to The Ultimate Fighter?

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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With Chael Sonnen's indefinite suspension in California effectively taking him out of a planned coaching spot on The Ultimate Fighter against Michael Bisping, the UFC now needs to look for a new set of coaches for the show, which will begin filming in June. Though there haven't been any rumblings about who they will go after now, some things have been put into motion that could open up the possibility of a very big pairing to take that slot.

In a Wednesday radio interview, UFC director of Canadian operations Tom Wright said the organization was targeting a December 10 date at the Bell Centre in Montreal for what would be UFC 140. The question was presented to Wright if a much talked about welterweight fight between Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz could headline that event, and while he didn't explicitly rule it out, he said it was too early to determine that event's headlining fight.

St. Pierre and Diaz would bring two very respected groups of trainers and coaches to help with the bantamweights and featherweights expected to come on the show, and it would lead to what will likely be the first UFC vs. Strikeforce, Champion vs. Champion fight.

But what leads to the belief that the UFC is even targeting them for the show? Pure speculation at this point; however, MMAFighting.com's Mike Chiappetta popped up on Twitter this evening with a very interesting note:

Wrote Chiappetta, "A little birdy tells me Nick Diaz just walked into a meeting with Dana White at the UFC offices."

Now, this meeting could be simply about keeping Diaz in MMA competition and getting the fight with St. Pierre together, which could possibly come even earlier if they do not go through the Ultimate Fighter series. Still, considering the timing of the day's meeting coming a day after Chael Sonnen was removed as an option for the show is curious. With the UFC looking at another event in St. Pierre's hometown for the event that will come after the conclusion of the next season of the show, putting him back into the coaching gig could make a lot of sense.

From the UFC's standpoint, even though Diaz has been a big hit for Strikeforce on Showtime, their numbers still weren't up to UFC events. A full season of The Ultimate Fighter to re-introduce Diaz to the million-plus viewers that tune in every week would help to make this a hugely anticipated fight not just with the hardcore fanbase, but with the vast casual audience of the UFC as well.

This would be a great coaching pair for TUF, even if it means delaying this fight until December. As a vehicle for promoting Diaz beyond what he's gotten in Strikeforce and to make this an even bigger fight it would be a great idea. Of course, if today's meeting gets him to fight St. Pierre anywhere at anytime then it's a success, but the two would make a very interesting pair for the UFC and Spike TV for the reality show if that's the route they want to go.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_9365.shtml

Luiz Azeredo  Luciano Azevedo  Ba Te er  Ryan Bader 

GSP Eye Poke

Nice punch dirt bag!

Source: http://www.mmanews.com/video/Whiskeypress/917

Noboru Asahi Marcus Aurelio  Mikhail Avetisyan Luiz Azeredo 

Fighters give their take on Kobe vs. Pau

There's a delicate balance in the gym amongst training partners. Teammates in MMA are really no different than those in other sports. We've seen plenty of drama unfold in 2011 between for Jackson's MMA teammates Rashad Evans and Jon Jones, so when we brought up the Kobe Bryant vs. Pau Gasol rumors to several fighters, they had plenty to say.

If you're not an NBA fan, the Los Angeles Lakers were swept out of the playoffs by the Dallas Mavericks. Lakers big man Gasol was underwhelming throughout the postseason and confirmed that he let problems off the court affect his play. Bill Plaschke from the L.A. Times:

"I have to learn from this," Gasol said. ''I have to learn that when something happens off the court, you have to keep it off the court."

He was referring to the report that he stopped talking to Bryant during the postseason because Bryant's wife, Vanessa, had contributed to the breakup of Gasol and his longtime girlfriend. Lakers fans will remember Karl Malone publicly accused Vanessa of interfering with his personal life in a similar fashion.

If the rumors are true, Kobe's reportedly had similar issues former teammates Karl Malone and Shaquille O'Neal.

Rashad Evans, Melvin Guillard and Anthony Johnson were all asked about how much dirt you're allowed to dish to your spouse about your teammates.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Fighters-give-their-take-on-Kobe-vs-Pau?urn=mma-wp2253

Tony Bonello Stephan Bonnar Lorenzo Borgomeo  Kyle Bradley 

Fedor vs Hendo TRAILER by nickTheFace.-.

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Just awesome.

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?74695-Fedor-vs-Hendo-TRAILER-by-nickTheFace.-.&goto=newpost

Luciano Azevedo  Ba Te er  Ryan Bader  Siyar Bahadurzada

Frank Mir Talks UFC 130, Fedor, Dana, Overeem & Nelson - Frank Mir

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir sat down with MMA:30's Dave Farra and discussed his long history with the UFC, the motorcycle accident that almost ended his career, and where he is now with Dana White and the UFC. Mir also gives his thoughts on Fedor, Overeem and other heavyweights coming over to the UFC, and talks about his upcoming fight with Roy Nelson at UFC 130.

Source: http://mmalice.com/frank-mir/frank-mir-talks-ufc-130-fedor-dana-overeem-nelson-video_b0936bfda.html

Ba Te er  Ryan Bader  Siyar Bahadurzada Bao Ligao 

QUOTABLES: Rampage Jackson preparing to retire in two years at 35

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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"Matt Hamill's a tough guy with good wrestling, and he moves forward. So hopefully it'll be an exciting fight. That's the most important thing to me. Styles make fights. I'm just gonna concentrate on my game and be exciting.

I've always said I'll retire when I'm 35. I don't want to fight past 35. There are young guys coming in and doing good. I've been fighting for a long time and it's no secret that I don't fight the same way I used to.

I've got a lot of injuries, one or two things that bother me. But when I'm fighting, the injuries don't bother me, it's the training that gets old. Going through each camp I go through all these pains and think, 'Man I don't want to do this anymore'. But after the fight I say, 'OK, I'll give it one more'. So who knows? But at 35 I'm done."


-Quinton "Rampage" Jackson talks to the ESPN UK UFC Podcast and gives a timetable on his exit from the sport.

Penick's Analysis: Rampage turns 33 next month, so if he sticks with this timetable for his career that gives him just two more years of active competition. If any fighter was going to stick to an early exit on their own terms from this sport it's Jackson, who has never left any question that this is a sport he competes in for the money, not out of a love of fighting. There is still a lot he can do in that two years, and he may even get another shot at regaining the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, but I think he'll probably end up following through on his desire to retire at 35. If his heart's not in it, he's not going to continue putting himself through the rigors of training camps and competing in the Octagon.

[Rampage Jackson art by Cory Gould (c) MMATorch.com]

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_9338.shtml

Lorenzo Borgomeo  Kyle Bradley  Jai Bradney  Jimmy Ambriz

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

UFC Heavyweight Champ Cain Velasquez cleared to return to the gym; eying October return to action

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez has been under the radar so far this year after a shoulder injury suffered in his title-winning performance against Brock Lesnar required him to undergo surgery.

With Thursday's crushing news that Lesnar is out of his fight with Junior Dos Santos at UFC 131 with a resurgence of his diverticulitis, some good news for Velasquez that came out again flew under the radar.

According to a report from Heavy.com, Velasquez has been cleared to return to the gym in a limited capacity, and he's slowly beginning his comeback in hopes of a fall return, now against the winner of Dos Santos and Shane Carwin from next month's event in Vancouver.

"Yeah, I'm back in the gym. I'm limited in what I can do. I can't punch with my right hand yet,? Velasquez said. ?The doctor wants me to take two months to strengthen my right hand.?

Though he can't use that hand during the next two months, he says there's plenty of other things he can do to get himself closer to fighting shape during that time.

"I can run, I can do footwork. There's a lot of stuff I can do," he said. "In those two months, I can get my body ready for one-hundred percent training."

His return is tentatively slated for UFC 136 in October, expected to be the UFC's return to Houston, Texas for the first time since 2007.

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Penick's Analysis: That's great news for Velasquez that he's back in the gym and getting himself back in shape. The year-long layoff is going to be a concern coming into his return fight, as he'll be facing a fellow top striker that will be fresher than he is, whether it's Carwin or Dos Santos. That said, if he can get himself in shape to go full on with his training by the time his camp needs to start for the fight then he should hopefully be able to work off a lot of that rust in the gym before he steps back into the cage. I can't wait to see him return, and regardless of whether he faces Carwin or Dos Santos, it's going to make for one hell of a title fight.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_9319.shtml

Marcus Aurelio  Mikhail Avetisyan Luiz Azeredo  Luciano Azevedo 

Video: Strikeforce Ring Girl Kelli Hutcherson Maxim Hot 100

Go behind the scenes with Strikeforce ring girl Kelli Hutcherson during her photo shoot for the Maxim Magazine Hot 100. Video: Strikeforce Ring Girl Kelli Hutcherson Maxim Hot 100 is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News

Video: Strikeforce Ring Girl Kelli Hutcherson Maxim Hot 100 is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News

Source: http://www.mmainterplay.com/mma-video/video-strikeforce-ring-girl-kelli-hutcherson-maxim-hot-100-54617/

Bao Ligao  Josh Barnett  David Baron  Phil Baroni

Randy Couture On Lyoto Machida, Retiring From the UFC + The Expendables 2 - UFC 129

*** Watch Complete 1/2hr HD Episodes on http://www.MMAheat.com ***MMA H.E.A.T.'s Karyn Bryant spends a few minutes with UFC legend Randy "The Natural" Couture after the UFC 129 Press Conference in Toronto. Randy gives his thoughts on what's likely his last fight in the Octagon, and tells us what he had to change in his training camp to prepare to face Lyoto Machida. Randy also fills us in on his Hollywood plans, which includes the sequel "The Expendables 2.Be sure to visit http://www.MMAheat.com for more interviews and archived episodes of our 1/2 hour TV show. N�s falamos Portugu�s! * We're on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MMAheat * Follow MMAheat on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MMAheat * Follow Karyn on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/KarynBryant

Source: http://mmalice.com/ufc-129/randy-couture-on-lyoto-machida-retiring-from-the-ufc-the-expendables-2-video_eea474b74.html

Ao Hailin  Shinya Aoki  Andrei Arlovski  Ricardo Arona 

The Retirement Of Murilo "Ninja" Rua Lends Credence To My "Ring Age" Argument

Although I?ve only heard about it in passing, it appears that the BAMMA organization has quickly become a major force in Britain. In fact, their recent event featured Murilo Rua, the former PRIDE fighter and Elite XC Middleweight Champion, as well as the older brother of current UFC fighter and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/05/23/the-retirement-of-murilo-ninja-rua-lends-credence-to-my-ring-age-argument

Stephan Bonnar Lorenzo Borgomeo  Kyle Bradley  Jai Bradney 

hi all

hi friends, this is neha and newbie there, I am intrested to get myself srtong and sharp, so i join this forum to getting more knowledge about MMA...

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Luciano Azevedo  Ba Te er  Ryan Bader  Siyar Bahadurzada

Injury Forces Darren Uyenoyama Out of DREAM Japan GP

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Strikeforce veteran Darren Uyenoyama has been forced out of his May 29 DREAM bantamweight grand prix bout with Atsushi Yamamoto due to a metacarpal fracture in his right hand.

DREAM Keiichi Sasahara delivered the news of Uyenoyama's withdrawal on Wednesday, stating that the San Francisco-based grappler first injured his hand in his September 2009 demolition of then-Shooto champion Shuichiro Katsumura. The hand was thought to be healed but Uyenoyama re-fractured the bone during a training session on Monday.

Coming in on four days notice will be Seichi Ikemoto pupil and DREAM newcomer Yusaku Nakamura. The Osaka-based striker racked up an 8-1 record in the amateur ranks before turning pro in 2010 and since then Nakamura has gone undefeated in his professional career. His fists have scored him three consecutive knockouts thus far, his most recent a second-round stoppage of the much more experienced Isao Terada at Deep 50.

DREAM "Fight for Japan" - May 29, 2011 at Saitama Super Arena, Japan

Shinya Aoki vs. Rich Clementi
Joachim Hansen vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida
"Lion" Takeshi Inoue vs. Koichiro Matsumoto
Caol Uno vs. Akiyo Nishiura
Katsunori Kikuno vs. Daisuke Nakamura

Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals:
Masakazu Imanari vs. Keisuke Fujiwara
Hideo Tokoro vs. Yoshiro Maeda
Kenji Osawa vs. Takafumi Otsuka
Yusaku Nakamura vs. Atsushi Yamamoto

Bantamweight Grand Prix Semifinals:
Masakazu Imanari/Keisuke Fujiwara vs Hideo Tokoro/Yoshiro Maeda
Kenji Osawa/Takafumi Otsuka vs. Yusaku Nakamura/Atsushi Yamamoto

 

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Source: http://mmafighting.com/2011/05/25/injury-forces-darren-uyenoyama-out-of-dream-japan-gp/

Pat Barry  Vitor Belfort  Robert Berry David Bielkheden