Friday, September 9, 2011

Frank Mir vs. Big Nog rematch slated for UFC 140 in December

A heavyweight rematch between Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has been added to UFC 140 on December 10th. Mir previously scored a second round technical knockout of Nogueira at UFC 92 in December 2008. Nogueira (33-6-1, 1 NC) is fresh off a first round knockout of Brendan Schaub at UFC 134. This was his [...]

Frank Mir vs. Big Nog rematch slated for UFC 140 in December is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News

Source: http://www.mmainterplay.com/ufc-news/frank-mir-vs-big-nog-rematch-slated-for-ufc-140-in-december-55380/

Tony Bonello Stephan Bonnar Lorenzo Borgomeo  Kyle Bradley  Jai Bradney 

Paul Daley is at it again. The BAMMA 7 weigh-ins went down today in Birmingham, England, and Daley...

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Robert Berry David Bielkheden Michael Bisping  Dan Bobish Vagam Bodjukyan

Diaz?s disappearance provides some of best GSP we?ve ever heard

Georges St-Pierre has grown a bit weary of the promotional/media game. Yesterday, even if it was only a momentary blip, Nick Diaz bailing from UFC 137 gave us a rare glimpse of the real GSP.

During a live press conference, where he was shocked to find out just minutes before that he wouldn't be fighting Diaz, St-Pierre came across as honest and funny.

There's only so many times you can answer questions about an upcoming fight. On top of that, GSP isn't a trash talker. As a result, he's become a little robotic over the years when it comes to his prefight work. Without time to think about his answers, St. Pierre unleashed some doozies. Check out the video mix of all the GSP answers during the bizarre one-fighter press conference.

If you missed it, Diaz decided to hold a one-man press conference in his car. It was typical Diaz. Nothing makes sense with this super-talented fighter.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Diaz-8217-s-disappearance-provides-some-of-best?urn=mma-wp6670

Jermaine Andrè  Yoji Anjo  Ao Hailin  Shinya Aoki  Andrei Arlovski 

Vince McMahon Unhappy w/ UFC, John Cena?s Losing Streak

– Stefan Gorges, who keeps an annual list of WWE Superstar win-loss records, noted that Jinder Mahal lost his first TV match on this past Monday?s RAW when he teamed with The Great Khali to face Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston. Before that and with the exception of a SmackDown battle royal, Mahal had won his first 26 matches.
– In another trivia note, if John Cena loses to Alberto Del Rio at Night of Champions, it will be the first time Cena has lost on three straight WWE pay-per-view events ...

Source: http://www.ifight365.com/2011/09/vince-mcmahon-unhappy-w-ufc-john-cenas-losing-streak/

Josh Barnett  David Baron  Phil Baroni Don Barr Pat Barry 

Junior dos Santos Looking to Exploit Shane Carwin's Lack of Cardio at UFC 131 - UFC 131

Junior dos Santos Looking to Exploit Shane Carwin's Lack of Cardio at UFC 131 Video by UFC 131

Source: http://mmalice.com/ufc-131/junior-dos-santos-looking-to-exploit-shane-carwins-lack-of-cardio-at-ufc-131-video_79c418aed.html

Jai Bradney  Ebenezer Fontes Braga Chris Brennan Marcelo Brito  Rob Broughton 

Musical Chairs at UFC 137 - Diaz vs. Penn Set for Vegas

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/ufc-137-fight-card-updates

Roan Jucao Carneiro Shane The Engineer Carwin  Tank Abbott Hiroyuki Abe Cyril Abidi 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sergei Kharitonov vs. Pedro Rizzo Fight Video Pride Critical Countdown 2005

Pride Critical Countdown 2005 MMA fight videos of Sergei Kharitonov vs. Pedro Rizzo. This bout took place on 6/26/2005 in Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.









Source: http://www.mmatko.com/sergei-kharitonov-vs-pedro-rizzo-fight-video-pride-critical-countdown-2005/

Mikey Burnett  Murilo Bustamante  Grant Campbell  Gesias JZ Calvancante  Luiz Cane 

Pic: The Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Belt

The Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner may not get the belt Alistair Overeem just vacated (or maybe he will), but the winner will definitely get a belt. Showtime just tweeted a pic. I don’t know about you, but I’m not digging the white label look.

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Luiz Cane  Dos Caras Jr   Phil Cardella Roan Jucao Carneiro Shane The Engineer Carwin 

Bendo vs. Guida, 2 More Added to UFC on Fox

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/ufc-on-fox-1-fight-card-update

Gilbert Aldana  José Aldo  John Alessio  Houston Alexander Ricardo Almeida 

Upgrade your shack/ trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBWi3NtND68

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Josh Barnett  David Baron  Phil Baroni Don Barr Pat Barry 

Alistair Overeem signs with UFC, meets returning Brock Lesnar on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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An immensely newsworthy 2011 for the UFC is going to finish with a massive year-end fight, as former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar will meet Alistair Overeem on December 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The Los Angeles Times first reported the bout, which will be the first for Overeem in the UFC. The sides were in negotiations for some time after Overeem refused his Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Pris semifinal bout with Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, and Overeem signed his contract on Tuesday.

"Brock is a big name, a dangerous guy, and this is a dream matchup," Overeem said of the fight. "Brock's a big guy, an exciting wrestler with his takedowns.

"I want to see this fight myself. Overall, I'm a different fighter. A striker, athletic, big. These are going to be two big trucks going at it on a collision course.

Overeem enters the UFC with championships in Strikeforce and K-1, and is unbeaten over the last four years. Lesnar returns to action for the first time since undergoing surgery in relation to his diverticulitis, and the winner of this bout will be first in line to take on the winner of the Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos title bout in the UFC's Fox debut.

"This is the fight the fans want," UFC President Dana White said. "Both of these guys are monsters. Can Lesnar take Overeem down?"

"Our thinking when we bought Strikeforce was to give fans the fights they want," said UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta. "Obviously, Alistair's one of the best heavyweights in the world, but he also has that 'it' factor -- the tremendous look, he's huge. It's a star factor."

Link to Original Source Article

Penick's Analysis: This is just huge. This is a fight a lot of people have been wanting to see over the last couple of years, and it's going to be a massive fight to close out 2011. Lesnar's return to action will be highly anticipated as it is, and in taking on a fighter with high expectations in Overeem makes for a daunting task after over a year off. It's not surprising that they got this fight together, but the fact that it's happening is undeniably exciting. There are so many huge fights for the UFC coming throughout the rest of 2011, and this is a great way to finish out an extremely eventful year for the UFC.

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Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_10366.shtml

Terrance Aflague Yoshihiro Akiyama  Gilbert Aldana  José Aldo  John Alessio 

UFC 137 St-Pierre vs Condit Promo Video

Well it didn’t take long for the UFC to get this put together.



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Tank Abbott Hiroyuki Abe Cyril Abidi  Daniel Acacio Bernard Ackah 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Kurt Angle Arrested for DWI

Another DWI for poor Kurt. Guy has a habit.

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Law enforcement tells TMZ ... Angle's car was spotted by another driver ......

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Shinya Aoki  Andrei Arlovski  Ricardo Arona  Noboru Asahi Marcus Aurelio 

MMAjunkie.com Radio: Enson Inoue, Bellator's Chris Cisneros, TSJ winner Hugh Curtis

MMAjunkie.com Radio today welcomes to show early-MMA star Enson Inoue, who discusses his recent trip to Japan.

Bellator 49 tournament fighter Chris Cisneros and The Sunday Junkie winner Hugh Curtis also join us.

MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from 12-2 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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Alex Andrade  Jermaine Andrè  Yoji Anjo  Ao Hailin  Shinya Aoki 

Alistair Overeem Gains Early Edge on Brock Lesnar

Although their blockbuster bout was announced less than 24 hours ago, and doesn’t take place until 2011 is nearly a wrap, it hasn’t stopped the Gambling Gods from dropping their two cents on the subject. While Alistair Overeem (Pictured) and Brock Lesnar’s betting lines are hot off the press, the early money started pouring in [...]

Source: http://www.5thRound.com/87956/alistair-overeem-gains-early-edge-on-brock-lesnar/

Phil Baroni Don Barr Pat Barry  Vitor Belfort  Robert Berry

Major Greg ?The Hammer? Valentine-Randy Savage Drama?

WWE Hall of Famer Greg ?The Hammer? Valentine reportedly no-showed a Randy Savage Memorial Show in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada over the weekend. Valentine was scheduled to face Savage?s brother Lanny Poffo in the main event.
According to the event promoter, Valentine demanded half of his money up a few months back and then left a drunken message on August 31st saying that the money they agreed on originally wasn?t enough, and he wouldn?t be coming unless he got more money.
The story goes that Valentine called back on September 1st and apologized ...

Source: http://www.ifight365.com/2011/09/major-greg-the-hammer-valentine-randy-savage-drama/

Andrei Arlovski  Ricardo Arona  Noboru Asahi Marcus Aurelio  Mikhail Avetisyan

FREE Pat Barry Sig

Been having a little play around with a few techniques and filters in PS and this is the result:

Image:...

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Robert Berry David Bielkheden Michael Bisping  Dan Bobish Vagam Bodjukyan

Georges St. Pierre: It will be hard to break Nick Diaz's spirit at UFC 137, but expects to finish him in Las Vegas (Video)

Source: http://www.mmamania.com/2011/9/6/2409296/georges-st-pierre-it-will-hard-to-break-nick-diazs-spirit-at-ufc-137

Thiago Alves  Andre Amade  Dean Amasinger  Jimmy Ambriz Matt Andersen 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Overeem Signs with the UFC; Faces Lesnar in December

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/overeem-signs-with-the-ufc-faces-lesnar

Andre Amade  Dean Amasinger  Jimmy Ambriz Matt Andersen  Alex Andrade 

ONE FC results: Yoshida outlasts Baroni, Folayang bests Kwon

Eleven-year veteran Phil Baroni fell to just 1-4 in his past five outings after suffering a unanimous-decision loss to four-time UFC fighter Yoshiyuki Yoshida.

The bout, which took place at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore, served as the co-feature of Saturday's inaugural ONE Fighting Championship event.

Yoshida took the fight to the floor early and often, and a tiring Baroni never found room to land one of his trademark looping hooks, leading all three judges to lend a unanimous-decision to "Zenko."


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Jermaine Andrè  Yoji Anjo  Ao Hailin  Shinya Aoki  Andrei Arlovski 

UFC 137: Penn -vs- Condit Trailer by NickTheFace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A5T0ZihM2A

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Shane The Engineer Carwin  Tank Abbott Hiroyuki Abe Cyril Abidi  Daniel Acacio

Kamikaze Overdrive MMA Post-UFC 134 Podcast

My thoughts on my predictions and all the events that took place at UFC 134

Source: http://www.mmanews.com/video/mrj86/1016

Mike Brown  Junie Browning Paul Buentello  Josh Burkman  Mikey Burnett 

Fox Fab Five - Junior dos Santos

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/Fox-Fab-Five-Junior-dos-Santos

Ricardo Almeida  Eddie Alvarez Thiago Alves  Andre Amade  Dean Amasinger 

Pat Curran wants to take next big step at Bellator 48

The world of mixed martial arts is searching for featherweights who can compete with Jose Aldo. On his way to a 9-0 record with Zuffa's fight promotions, the UFC champion has destroyed everything in his path. Kenny Florian is up next, but after that who knows?

With a win tomorrow at Bellator 48 in Uncasville, Ct., Pat Curran or Marlon Sandro could be in the discussion.� Curran (15-4) and Sandro (19-2) battle for the Bellator Featherweight tourney title, $100,000 to the winner and a guaranteed shot at the Bellator 145-pound champ Joe Warren.

Sandro, a huge free agent signing from Sengoku in Japan, entered as the tourney favorite.

"He's a very tough fighter and explosive," Curran told the Chicago Sun-Times. "He puts on a very high pace. I definitely I have to be up to par for this. He's one of the top featherweights in the world and definitely trains with some of the top featherweights in the world."

With two impressive wins and a history of success in these tournament formats, Curran has made this brawl into a tough one to call.

"The tournaments are so close together they kind of remind me of wrestling tournaments in a way," Curran said. "You just constantly staying in shape, in the gym 24/7 and you're just focusing on one fight after the next. I like having these fights closer together. You can knock them out, then you can take a little bit of time off to relax and just get right back at it again."

Curran, 24, was a high school wrestler in Florida. In 2007, he re-located to the Chicago area to train with his cousin Jeff, a former WEC champion.

Curran is on a great run and the recent drop to the 145-pound weight class has only helped. It's not as if he was a slouch at 155 pounds. He beat Roger Huerta and Toby Imada on his way to a 2010 Bellator lightweight tourney title and followed that up by giving Bellator lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez one of his toughest fights in years.

If Sandro wins and ever gets to the UFC, it sets up an interesting quandary because he's a trainer partner with Aldo. Sandro is a slight favorite tomorrow night at minus-120, while Curran is minus-110.

Tomorrow's card is also highlighted by a heavyweight clash between two-time NCAA Div. 1 heavyweight wrestling champ Cole Konrad and UFC/Strikeforce veteran Paul Buentello. Former UFC heavyweight king Ricco Rodriguez will take on Kimbo Slice-killer Seth Petruzelli.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Pat-Curran-wants-to-take-next-big-step-at-Bellat?urn=mma-wp6095

Daniel Acacio Bernard Ackah  Terrance Aflague Yoshihiro Akiyama  Gilbert Aldana 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira wants rematch with Frank Mir

After his surprising success against Brendan Schaub at UFC 134, a performance perhaps even more eye-opening based on the way he won, it seems the UFC should be able to come up with a number of options for Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira?s next bout. Then again, if it were up to Nogueira, there?d apparently only be [...]

Source: http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2011/09/01/antonio-rodrigo-nogueira-wants-rematch-with-frank-mir/

Kotetsu Boku  Tony Bonello Stephan Bonnar Lorenzo Borgomeo  Kyle Bradley 

Can Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Avoid Brendan Schaub's Bombs For Three Rounds At UFC 134?

My series ?A Closer Look At UFC 134? continues with its in-depth coverage of all the major fights from the UFC?s latest mega-card, ?UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami?. With the last entry we officially passed the half-way mark, now it?s time to focus on the three major match-ups that truly anchor this card. Here?s the [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/08/25/can-antonio-rodrigo-nogueira-avoid-brendan-schaubs-bombs-for-three-rounds-at-ufc-134

Rob Broughton  Mike Brown  Junie Browning Paul Buentello  Josh Burkman 

Belfort, Anderson and more: the state of MMA in Brazil today

It's been nearly 13 years since the UFC last visited Brazil, the cradle of the sport. At UFC: Brazil, held October 10, 1998 in Sao Paulo, Vitor Belfort TKOed Wanderlei Silva, in Belfort's first fight at 205 lbs. and Silva's UFC debut. Frank Shamrock submitted John Lober in the main event to defend the UFC middleweight belt, and Pedro Rizzo and Pat Miletich both walked away with wins.

Since then, the UFC has changed just a bit. The UFC was purchased by the Fertitta brothers and Dana White, a reality show widened its reach, and the sponsors upgraded from Mickey's Malt Liquor to Budweiser. Through it all, Brazil's crucial role as the birthplace of great fighters has not changed. From Royce Gracie to Anderson Silva, many of the UFC's best call Brazil home.

This Saturday at UFC 134, the UFC finally returns. What should American MMA fans know about the sport in Brazil these days? Fernando Zanchetta, the MMA blogger for Yahoo! Sports Brazil, answered Cagewriter's questions.

Cagewriter: What is the biggest sport in Brazil?
Fernando Zanchetta: Soccer continues as the biggest sport in the country, and this will not change anytime soon. The sport is an integral part of Brazilian culture with a huge advantage over all others. Second, currently, I'd say it's volleyball, especially after the results in the Olympic Games. The country has many sports other sports it goes crazy about, too, as happened with tennis and F1, but depends only on a few stars.

MMA in Brazil still suffers a lot of prejudice. But I can say that the amount of good fighters has increased gradually, and that it has potential to follow closely the other two (soccer and volleyball).

CW: Who is Brazil's most popular fighter?
FZ: Vitor Belfort (pictured) is still the most popular of the mainstream public. He's fighting since he was 19, married a supermodel (Joana Prado) and participated in a very successful reality show at the beginning of the decade.

Last year, Anderson Silva won many fans, signed important contracts with major brands and learned how to deal better with the press. The knockout against Belfort had a great impact to the world of combat sports in the country. This will increase absurdly after UFC 134, which will be the first broadcast on open television channel in Brazil.

CW: Is MMA big in certain cities, or all over the country?

FZ: The headquarters is still Rio de Janeiro. That's where most folks want to go to evolve technically. Curitiba no longer has the same force like it did at the beginning of the decade, but follows behind Rio. Sao Paulo is the largest city, but still has only a few fighters with international fame (like Demian Maia and Luiz Cane).

The north of Brazil also brings good surprises and becomes well known as a center of hard fighting at Bel�m do Par� and Natal,�land of brothers Patrick and Patricky Freire.

CW: Are fighters still learning from luta livre or just jiu-jitsu?
FZ: Luta livre haven't developed as much as jiu-jitsu, which was the major export product of its kind in the 1990s. Today is just a sport restricted to Rio and some gyms outside Brazil. Jiu-jitsu evolution continues around the world.

CW: Are there any young stars that MMA fans should watch for?
FZ: Erick Silva, Freire brothers, Marcelo Magr�o, John Lineker, and Francisco Massaranduba are among the best to watch.

CW: What else should American MMA fans know about MMA in Brazil?

FZ: Brazil is the birthplace of the sport and it will never change. But there are still remnants of the time when the Vale Tudo was marginalized by the media and society. Now people seem to understand that MMA is a professional sport. There are more specialized media and people are more interested in fights, fighters and all stuff related to it. The new generation of fighters are beginning to take their first -- and good -- steps too.

Obrigado to Fernando for his time. Read Casca Grossa, the Brazilian Yahoo! Sports MMA blog.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Belfort-Anderson-and-more-the-state-of-MMA-in-?urn=mma-wp6116

Chris Brennan Marcelo Brito  Rob Broughton  Mike Brown  Junie Browning

Site News: Moving This Weekend

Heads up everyone. Things are going to be a little slow around here this weekend. I’ve been planning a big move for awhile now and the time has finally come. I’ll spending the weekend packing up my house and moving to a different city. I’ll do my best to stay on top of any major [...]

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Don Barr Pat Barry  Vitor Belfort  Robert Berry David Bielkheden

I leave for one day and come back to...

A horde of mentally disabled posters in the UFC section talking about **** shore ronnie and gay homosexual wrestling. What the **** happened to all...

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Ba Te er  Ryan Bader  Siyar Bahadurzada Bao Ligao  Josh Barnett 

Clearly Space Junk...

Above the ND Stadium, changing course, and in Earth's atmosphere. Or maybe a lens flare, or swamp gas... :rolleyes:

...

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Bellator inks kickboxing champion Cosmo Alexander

The Bellator Fighting Championships announced that they have signed kickboxing champion Cosmo ?Good Boy? Alexander to a long term deal. Alexander, who will be competing as in the lightweight division, is scheduled to make his debut on October 1st at Bellator 52. His first opponent has yet to be announced but Alexander is eager to [...]

Bellator inks kickboxing champion Cosmo Alexander is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News

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Thiago Alves  Andre Amade  Dean Amasinger  Jimmy Ambriz Matt Andersen 

One FC weigh in results

http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/09/02/phil-baroni-yoshiyuki-yoshida-on-weight-for-inaugural-one-fc-a/



September 2 2011 Last updated at 02:39 AM ET
Phil Baroni, Yoshiyuki Yoshida on Weight for...

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Michael Bisping  Dan Bobish Vagam Bodjukyan Kotetsu Boku  Tony Bonello

Mayweather.Ortiz.24-7.Part.2.HDTV.XviD-JA

*Mayweather.Ortiz.24-7.Part.2.HDTV.XviD-JA*

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Gilbert Aldana  José Aldo  John Alessio  Houston Alexander Ricardo Almeida 

Former Strikeforce Exec Mike Afromowitz Talks Strikeforce Downfall

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

Former Strikeforce Executive Mike Afromowitz was a guest on Sherdog Radio's "Beatdown" program this week and discussed all things Strikeforce including how things changed from the time the company was purchased by Zuffa and when he lost his job as well as where he sees the company going and why he wants to see it "just shut down":<Br><Br>


Jack Encarnacao: You were one of the front office Strikeforce people who weren?t retained in the sale. Tell us a little bit about how that all went down.<Br><Br>

Afromowitz: In the end, I?m not going to lie, it was disappointing. Not to toot my own horn, but, really, I was one of the guys that helped build Strikeforce. There were only, like, four of us to start with when we started out, and even when we were at our peak, there was only about 12 of us. When it was taken over, people said that, ?Oh, we?re not looking to replace you; we want you to excel at your job and stay.? And then that quickly changed. I had a bad feeling when it was acquired that that was going to happen, but certain people asked me to have an open mind and listen. I did, and I went to the meetings and I tried it out, and it seemed workable from my end. And then they ... all of a sudden, the tone quickly changed, and they, really, just one-by-one, they let us all go. And so now all there is left is Scott and his assistant. It?s unfortunate. You work so hard to build something. It was a part of my life, a big part of my life. I worked day-in, day-out, weekends, nights. It was exciting. I liked the work, otherwise I wouldn?t be able to do it at the pace that I was doing it. So it sucks; it hurts. I guess from their perspective, they did what they had to do. It?s their business, so who am I to tell them how to run their business? But I would have appreciated some more respect.<Br><Br>

Encarnacao: Do you honestly have any inkling of optimism that Zuffa will actually hang on to Strikeforce?<Br><Br>

Afromowitz: I think the writing?s on the wall: they want one brand. It?s, like, I hope to see them just get rid of it. It?s just ... it?s a memory now. And I?m being honest with you; I think it would be better for them. I don?t even want to think about it, see it. It?s on my mind still, but it?s probably better, from my perspective, if it just goes away. Let them do what they?re going to do. Already, there?s at least one champ -- Nick [Diaz], he vacated the belt. We saw what [former Strikeforce heavyweight champion] Alistair [Overeem] did, but, apparently, he?s back in talks. I don?t know where that?s going to go. So there?s one or two champions who have vacated their belts. I don?t know what they?re going to do. It just doesn?t seem to make sense, from the way their business model [works], to keep Strikeforce around. It seems they want one brand. Whatever happens, happens.<Br><Br>


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VIDEO: New trailer for this month's UFC 135 "Jones vs. Rampage" event in Denver

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The UFC has stepped their game up this year in regards to the level of their promos for upcoming fights, and they may have topped themselves with their latest for UFC 135. Released on Thursday, the one minute clip hyping up this month's Jon Jones vs. Rampage Jackson title fight has a nice, simple concept of the two fighters getting ready for the fight, and drives home the point of training and preparation required for a high level title fight. Check it out below:



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Dean Amasinger  Jimmy Ambriz Matt Andersen  Alex Andrade  Jermaine Andrè 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sig request for the big dawg

Looking for a new signature as my Photoshop is D E A D for right now.

Want this sig to be either:

1. Smudge
2. Photo manipulation
3. Both of the...

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Roan Jucao Carneiro Shane The Engineer Carwin  Tank Abbott Hiroyuki Abe Cyril Abidi 

Jorge Masvidal Makes the Case for Title Shot - Strikeforce

Jorge Masvidal Makes the Case for Title Shot Video by Strikeforce

Source: http://mmalice.com/strikeforce/jorge-masvidal-makes-the-case-for-title-shot-video_817181133.html

Ao Hailin  Shinya Aoki  Andrei Arlovski  Ricardo Arona  Noboru Asahi

Brown replaces injured Krauss, faces Hathaway at UFC 138

An undisclosed injury has forced Pascal Krauss to withdraw from his welterweight bout at UFC 138 against John Hathaway. Stepping in for Krauss will be Matt “The Immortal” Brown. UFC President Dana White made the announcement stating that both fighters have verbally agreed to the fight. Brown (12-10), a veteran of The Ultimate Fighter 7, [...]

Brown replaces injured Krauss, faces Hathaway at UFC 138 is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News

Source: http://www.mmainterplay.com/ufc-news/brown-replaces-injured-krauss-faces-hathaway-at-ufc-138-55299/

Ricardo Arona  Noboru Asahi Marcus Aurelio  Mikhail Avetisyan Luiz Azeredo 

Quinton Jackson: ?Jon Jones can set up camp and watch me train, for all I care??

No stranger to the art of pre-fight hype, Quinton Jackson has dished his fair share of trash-talk recently in regards to allegations of a spy in his camp feeding Jon Jones information after a handful of coincidental comments made through Twitter first sparked speculation from the former 205-pound title-holder.

However, it appears Jackson has moved on [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/09/01/quinton-jackson-%e2%80%9cjon-jones-can-set-up-camp-and-watch-me-train-for-all-i-care%e2%80%a6%e2%80%9d

Andrei Arlovski  Ricardo Arona  Noboru Asahi Marcus Aurelio  Mikhail Avetisyan

UFC 135: Jon Jones vs. Rampage Jackson Video Trailer

For complete UFC 135 coverage and UFC 135 results on Sept. 24 stay tuned to MMAFrenzy.com.

Source: http://mmafrenzy.com/24214/ufc-135-jon-jones-vs-rampage-jackson-video-trailer/

Shane The Engineer Carwin  Tank Abbott Hiroyuki Abe Cyril Abidi  Daniel Acacio

?UFC 137: St-Pierre vs. Diaz? Main Card Confirmed

Shortly after releasing the official event poster for “UFC 137: St-Pierre vs. Diaz,” the company confirmed the main bouts for the October 29th show. As expected, welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (Pictured) will headline the pay-per-view broadcast opposite Nick Diaz. ?This is the fight the world wants to see,? UFC president Dana White said. ?GSP has [...]

Source: http://www.5thRound.com/87477/ufc-137-st-pierre-vs-diaz-main-card-confirmed/

Rob Broughton  Mike Brown  Junie Browning Paul Buentello  Josh Burkman 

Friday, September 2, 2011

"Cowboy" Cerrone To Replace Stout In Siver Fight At UFC 137

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

As we reported earlier today, Sam Stout pulled out of his scheduled fight against Dennis Siver at UFC 137 on October 29.<BR><BR>

According to a new report at MMAJunkie.com, the man who will replace Stout in the fight with Siver is be a man who has been on a roll since joining the UFC - Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone.<BR><BR>

Cerrone-Siver joins a stacked lineup at UFC 137, which features a main event between Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz.<BR><BR>

UFC 137 emanates from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 29.<BR><BR>

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

Ricardo Almeida  Eddie Alvarez Thiago Alves  Andre Amade  Dean Amasinger 

UFC RIO Main Card Results: Shogun and Big Nog Thrill Rio with KO Wins

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/UFC-RIO-Main-Card-results

Daniel Acacio Bernard Ackah  Terrance Aflague Yoshihiro Akiyama  Gilbert Aldana 

FOX and UFC announce official partnership; Four UFC fight cards on FOX and 32 live fight nights on FX each year

This was the day Dana White dreamed about from the beginning. The UFC president's brainchild has finally reached a big deal with network television.

Joined by FOX Sports Media Group Chairman David Hill and FOX Sports President Eric Shanks, White along with UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta announced a seven-year agreement between the fight promotion and the television network during a Los Angeles press conference.

Beginning on Nov. 12, FOX will air four major UFC fight cards each year. The UFC's reality show "The Ultimate Fighter" will be moving from Spike to FX. The format will change from a taped show to airing live fights each Friday night.

During the two seasons each year, FX will air every "Ultimate Fighter" fight live. There will also be six UFC Fight Nights each year on FX.

"We will own Friday nights," said Shanks. "There will be 32 total fight nights each year on FX.

Hill credited super agent Ari Emmanuel (the real life Ari Gold from HBO's "Entourage") with pushing the for the UFC on FOX behind the scenes and Fertitta/White convinced him over the years.

"There's no yesterday in TV. TV is about the next big thing. We first started talking 10 years ago. Lorenzo said something then. He said what boxing was to my generation is what UFC will be and is to the next generation," said Hill. "TV can't make a sport. The people have to speak. What Dana, Frank and Lorenzo have done is taken a little niche sport, and in 10 years have made it into a mainstream sport. The key was recognizing what the people wanted. It's the ultimate democratic thing."

Before the press conference, Spike, the home of the first 13 TUFs and the final season this fall, made this statement:

"'The Ultimate Fighter' Season 14 in September will be our last. We are increasing our commitment to distinctive, original series that we own such as "Auction Hunters" and "Bar Rescue" which are delivering on our goal to reach a broader audience,"� said Spike's VP of Communications David Schwarz. "Our 6-year partnership with the UFC has been incredibly beneficial in building both our brands, and we wish them all the best in the future."

The UFC will also have programming on FUEL. When asked about discussion for a UFC channel Fertitta it might be a little too soon for the fight promotion to run a network.

Fertitta, along with his brother Frank, bought the struggling promotion back in 2001 for just two million dollars. The company struggled through 2005 and was nearly put on the block for sale. Multiple reports claim the new deal with FOX is worth $90 million a year.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/FOX-and-UFC-announce-official-partnership-Four-?urn=mma-wp6046

Kyle Bradley  Jai Bradney  Ebenezer Fontes Braga Chris Brennan Marcelo Brito 

UFC RIO Main Card Results: Shogun and Big Nog Thrill Rio with KO Wins

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/UFC-RIO-Main-Card-results

David Baron  Phil Baroni Don Barr Pat Barry  Vitor Belfort 

Crash Course: Everything You Need To Know About UFC 134 "Silva vs. Okami"

Welcome to the latest edition of ?Crash Course?, a series of articles designed to give readers a quick rundown on all the relevant information they need to know heading into an upcoming major MMA event. Everything from why you should watch, what you should expect in the co-main and main event, and even where and [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/08/26/crash-course-everything-you-need-to-know-about-ufc-134-silva-vs-okami

Stephan Bonnar Lorenzo Borgomeo  Kyle Bradley  Jai Bradney  Ebenezer Fontes Braga

Honour Him - A message to Fedor Emelianenko

A tribute video to a great champion and a humble person.

Source: http://www.mmanews.com/video/DandM/1007

Cyril Abidi  Daniel Acacio Bernard Ackah  Terrance Aflague Yoshihiro Akiyama 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Leaked Borderlands 2 gameplay footage

Here. (http://www.pagesportal.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=376#p757)

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?75869-Leaked-Borderlands-2-gameplay-footage&goto=newpost

Kotetsu Boku  Tony Bonello Stephan Bonnar Lorenzo Borgomeo  Kyle Bradley 

ProElite Fight Videos ? Arlovski vs. Lopez, Grove vs. Riggs

ProElite MMA held their debut event last night from the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The event featured a rematch between Joe Riggs and Kendall Grove, and former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski taking on Ray Lopez. You can catch those fights below, courtesy of Sherdog.com. ProElite Fight Videos – Arlovski vs. Lopez, [...]

ProElite Fight Videos – Arlovski vs. Lopez, Grove vs. Riggs is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News

Source: http://www.mmainterplay.com/mma/proelite-fight-videos-arlovski-vs-lopez-grove-vs-riggs-55276/

Yoshihiro Akiyama  Gilbert Aldana  José Aldo  John Alessio  Houston Alexander

Mendes Wants Florian/Aldo

Source: http://www.mmanews.com/video/MMANewsDotCom/1003

Josh Barnett  David Baron  Phil Baroni Don Barr Pat Barry 

MMA Marketplace: Cage Potato?s MMA Hairstyles shirt

Our friends at Cage Potato have come up with some great shirts in the past, but this one may be my favorite. They worked with illustrator Derek Eads to come up with a shirt that shows off some of MMA's best hairstyles.

MMA Marketplace: Cage Potato?s MMA Hairstyles shirt

From Roy Nelson's mullet to Fedor Emelianenko and his ice cream cones, this shirt captures many of MMA's best looks. It can be yours for just $22. You'll be the coolest kid on the MMA block.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/MMA-Marketplace-Cage-Potato-s-MMA-Hairstyles-sh?urn=mma-wp6455

Jermaine Andrè  Yoji Anjo  Ao Hailin  Shinya Aoki  Andrei Arlovski 

"Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov" weigh-ins set for Sept. 9 at U.S. Bank Arena

Weigh-ins for next week's "Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov" event take place Friday, Sept. 9, at Cincinnati's U.S. Bank Arena.

The same venue hosts the following night's fight card, which features a pair of semifinal contests in Strikeforce's heavyweight grand prix and airs on Showtime and HDNet.

The weigh-ins, which will be broadcast live on HDNet, kick-off at 4 p.m. ET.


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Hiroyuki Abe Cyril Abidi  Daniel Acacio Bernard Ackah  Terrance Aflague

Backstage look at Brazilian fighters? reaction to ?Minotauro? Nogueira?s UFC 134 win

When MMA icon Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira floored rising contender Brendan Schaub with a flurry of well-placed punches last weekend at UFC 134 it marked an unforgettable moment in the sport?s history and his storied career. However, as much happiness as the fight?s finish may have brought to fans in attendance and at home watching on [...]

Source: http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2011/08/31/backstage-look-at-brazilian-fighters%e2%80%99-reaction-to-%e2%80%9cminotauro%e2%80%9d-nogueira%e2%80%99s-ufc-134-win/

Ryan Bader  Siyar Bahadurzada Bao Ligao  Josh Barnett  David Baron