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Dan Hardy: “There’s Too Much Wrestling” in the UFC
Dan Hardy: “There’s Too Much Wrestling” in the UFC
“Nik Lentz didn’t come to fight Andre (Winner), he actually came to avoid one at all costs, like he’d be shortlisted for the Nobel Peace Prize and didn’t want to mess up his chances of winning it.” “Lentz grabbed hold of Dre’s leg for three coma-inducing rounds, which the ticket-paying public clearly didn’t appreciate.” “Rather […]
UFC 121 Preview: Cain Velasquez Says “I Have to Use My Quickness” Against Brock Lesnar
UFC 121 Preview: Cain Velasquez Says “I Have to Use My Quickness” Against Brock Lesnar
Saturday, October 23rd live on PPV from the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA: Cain Velasquez (8-0) +145 Win Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira – TKO (Punches) UFC 110 Win Ben Rothwell – TKO (Punches) UFC 104 Win Cheick Kongo – Decision (Unanimous) UFC 99 Win Denis Stojnic – TKO (Punches) UFC FN 17 Brock Lesnar (5-1) -175 […]
UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama Fight Card
UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama Fight Card
On Spike TV via tape delay from London, England – October 16th: Main card: Michael Bisping (19-3) -240 vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-2) +200 Dan Hardy (23-7) -170 vs. Carlos Condit (25-5) +140 John Hathaway (14-0) -500 vs. Mike Pyle (19-7-1) +375 Cheick Kongo (15-6-1) vs. Travis Browne (10-0) James Wilks (7-3) vs. Claude Patrick (12-1) […]
UFC 120 Preview: Mike Pyle Says John Hathaway “Is In For The Fight of His Life”
UFC 120 Preview: Mike Pyle Says John Hathaway “Is In For The Fight of His Life”
“I will beat the sh*t out of John Hathaway. Let’s face it; the fight that he had with Diego (Sanchez) wasn’t an awesome, back-and-forth fight. Diego’s a small, somewhat average (sized) [155-pound fighter].” “I’m a big welterweight, I’m a long welterweight. He’s fought a lot of shorter opponents. He’s had a reach advantage, and he’s […]
UFC 119 Preview: Ryan Bader Talks Antonio Rogerio Nogueira – “My Goal Is to Be the Champ”
UFC 119 Preview: Ryan Bader Talks Antonio Rogerio Nogueira – “My Goal Is to Be the Champ”
“It’s a huge step up in competition. Top 5, top 10 guy, but that’s where I want to be. You’re not going to progress not fighting those type of guys.” “I have huge amounts of respect for (Antonio Rogerio Nogueira) and his brother, what they’ve done for this sport and and what they’ve done in […]
Junior dos Santos’s Coach Says Junior Will Be Champion – “The Time Has Come”
Junior dos Santos’s Coach Says Junior Will Be Champion – “The Time Has Come”
“(Junior dos Santos’s) expecting to see who he’ll confront (after UFC 121) because they’re two great athletes, the fight would be tough against any of them… I always say: (Junior’s) constantly evolving, so you’ll see him a lot better than before, with willingness, personality, a real warrior… He knows that it’ll be worth the title […]
Chael Sonnen Breaks Down Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard 2
Chael Sonnen Breaks Down Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard 2
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Nate Diaz Wants Top-Three Opponent at Lightweight or Welterweight
Nate Diaz Wants Top-Three Opponent at Lightweight or Welterweight
“Whatever (the UFC) want(s) to do with me, I’m fine.” “I’d like to get someone in the top three contenders at either lightweight or welterweight rather than against some tough guy that’s not as popular or not as high in the rankings.” “I want to try and get a belt here sometime.” — Nate Diaz […]
Chuck Liddell Undecided on Retirement, May Make Another Title Run
Chuck Liddell Undecided on Retirement, May Make Another Title Run
“I’ve been doing PR stuff for the last couple months, and I’ll finally be home for the month. I’ll probably decide sometime in September, when I have time to relax.” “I don’t feel like there’s anything left to prove. I still love fighting, but there’s a lot that goes into it. Maybe it might be […]
UFC Fight Night 22 Preview: Nate Marquardt Talks Rousimar Palhares and Chael Sonnen
UFC Fight Night 22 Preview: Nate Marquardt Talks Rousimar Palhares and Chael Sonnen
“I’ve heard that, that (Rousimar Palhares) holds on to stuff too long, but I don’t really care about that. When I go to fight, I fully expect guys to do whatever they can to win, and if that means them trying to cheat or whatever, you have to be ready for that. You have to […]
Today on MMA Nation on 106.7 The Fan: Nate Marquardt, SHINE Fights Update, the Week in Mixed Martial Arts
Today on MMA Nation on 106.7 The Fan: Nate Marquardt, SHINE Fights Update, the Week in Mixed Martial Arts
Remember, we are  now on: Sundays 9 to 11pm EST. Today on MMA Nation we’ll be joined by UFC middleweight contender Nate “The Great” Marquardt. We’ll talk to Marquardt about his upcoming fight with Rousimar Palhares at UFC Fight Night 22, his loss to Chael Sonnen and who he thinks will win the rematch between […]
Phil Davis vs. Tim Boetsch in the Works For UFC 123
Phil Davis vs. Tim Boetsch in the Works For UFC 123
According to mmajunkie.com: Sources close to event today informed that the light heavyweights, Phil Davis and Tim Boetsch have agreed to fight at UFC 123, and paperwork is on its way. UFC 123 is expected to take place Nov. 20 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit. Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis (7-0) Win […]
UFC 123 Preview: Lyoto Machida Says Rampage Jackson Is “a Bit Limited Standing”
UFC 123 Preview: Lyoto Machida Says Rampage Jackson Is “a Bit Limited Standing”
“(Rampage Jackson) couldn’t be a better opponent and the date is great, too; it gives me time to prepare.” “I’m happy to be back and to prove I’m in the mix with the best of them. I’m working hard, I’m correcting a lot of things and putting a lot of effort in. I’m doing all […]
UFC 122: Belfort vs. Okami Shaping Up
UFC 122: Belfort vs. Okami Shaping Up
Free on Spike TV via tape-delay, November 13th, from Germany: Vitor Belfort (19-8) vs. Yushin Okami (25-5) Krzysztof Soszynski (21-10-1) vs. Goran Reljic (8-2) Jorge Rivera (19-7) vs. Alessio Sakara (15-7) Amir Sadollah (3-2) vs. Peter Sobotta (8-3) Jason Brilz (18-3-1) vs. Vladimir Matyushenko (24-5) Kyle Noke (17-4-1) vs. Rob Kimmons (23-5) Seth Petruzelli (12-5) […]
Stephan Bonnar vs. Igor Pokrajac Set for The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale
Stephan Bonnar vs. Igor Pokrajac Set for The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale
MMA Mania has the scoop: The season finale of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 12 looks to have its first match-up on paper as former Spike TV reality show contestant and fan favorite Stephan Bonnar will lock horns with Croatian crusher Igor Pokrajac on Dec. 4 in Las Vegas. Stephan “The American Psycho” Bonnar (12-7) Win […]
UFC 123 Preview: Karo Parisyan Says the UFC Knows “That I Can Become a Contender Again”
UFC 123 Preview: Karo Parisyan Says the UFC Knows “That I Can Become a Contender Again”
“(Dana White) told me to get a fight under my belt. He told me to get my life back on track and that’s what I did.” “My issues had to do with my anxiety problems and panic attacks. Painkillers were thrown out there, but that wasn’t it.” “I spoke to a psychologist and he pointed […]
Dana White Open to Georges St. Pierre vs. Anderson Silva
Dana White Open to Georges St. Pierre vs. Anderson Silva
“Well, Georges St-Pierre is the coach on this season of The Ultimate Fighter (12) and he’s gotta fight (Josh) Koscheck. Then Jake Shields is here now, so (GSP has) got a couple guys before he clears out the division. We’re gonna redo Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva. That rematch is gonna happen and Vitor Belfort […]
UFC 119 Preview: Frank Mir Talks Mirko Cro Cop – “Every Advantage Is Mine”
UFC 119 Preview: Frank Mir Talks Mirko Cro Cop – “Every Advantage Is Mine”
“Mirko (Crocop) is very good on his feet; I’m not bad on my feet either. Add in the wrestling that I have been working on, the jiu jitsu aspect, he has many more things to worry about. Once that cage door shuts every advantage is mine.” “I don’t see anywhere I don’t feel comfortable with […]
Quote of the Day: Cole Miller Is Not a Fan of Frankie Edgar
Quote of the Day: Cole Miller Is Not a Fan of Frankie Edgar
“People finishing fights is a big topic right now and that’s how I fight. You look at Frankie in both fights with B.J. (Penn) and it seems that no one wants to fight right now. Fans see these guys like (Frankie) Edgar or these other bouncy wrestler types and fans are like “oh, he fights […]
Did Yves Lavigne Really Make Statements About Josh Koscheck’s Chances vs. Georges St. Pierre?
Did Yves Lavigne Really Make Statements About Josh Koscheck’s Chances vs. Georges St. Pierre?
From the Twitter account of David Simon of RingsideReport.net: Wrote an e-mail to the author of the Yves Lavigne story en français. Yves says he didn’t do the interview. Waiting for response from author. If this is true the site that ran the piece (canoe.com) is going to have a lot of explaining to do […]
UFC 120 Preview: Michael Bisping Working Towards A Title Shot
UFC 120 Preview: Michael Bisping Working Towards A Title Shot
“I see myself as the favourite in this fight (against Yoshihiro Akiyama) and if I don’t win, then I’ll be very disappointed. “I’ve been a proud ambassador of UK MMA, I’ve worked hard and I’ve helped grow the sport to where it is. I haven’t disappeared off to America, like some Mohican wearing people (Dan […]
How the UFC Books Fights
How the UFC Books Fights
Some interesting insight from a Ben Fowlkes piece today. He talks to Javier Mendez, a champion kickboxer and trainer at the American Kickboxing Academy: “They usually give you A or B or C and you get to choose. But sometimes they just give you A, and either you take the fight or you don’t. But in general with […]
UFC 119 Preview: Sean McCorkle Talks Mark Hunt
UFC 119 Preview: Sean McCorkle Talks Mark Hunt
“I’m about 279 right now, down from about 315 or 317.” “When I saw the bout agreement and it said ‘Mark Hunt,’ I asked Monte (Cox), ‘Is that THE Mark Hunt?!’” “I do have a considerable amount of reach. But I’m not going to try and force it one way or the other.” “It’ll be […]
Thiago Alves vs. John Howard Set for UFC 124
Thiago Alves vs. John Howard Set for UFC 124
According to fightersonlymagazine: American Top Team welterweight Thiago Alves has been matched with John ‘Doomsday’ Howard for UFC 124 on December 11th. The fight was first reported by MMA Junkie and has since been confirmed to Fighters Only by sources close to the bout. Thiago “Pitbull” Alves (17-7) Loss Jon Fitch – Decision (Unanimous) UFC […]
Karo Parisyan to Return to the UFC and Face Dennis Hallman at UFC 123
Karo Parisyan to Return to the UFC and Face Dennis Hallman at UFC 123
Ariel Helwani reports: Less than a year after Dana White tweeted that Karo Parisyan would never fight again in the UFC, “The Heat” has been welcome back to the organization and offered a fight against Dennis Hallman at UFC 123 in Auburn Hills, Mich. … Parisyan told MMA Fighting he “worked hard” over the past […]
UFC 118 Salaries: James Toney Top Earner With $500K Payday
UFC 118 Salaries: James Toney Top Earner With $500K Payday
According to the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission (via sherdog.com): Main Card: – Frankie Edgar $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus) def. B.J. Penn $150,000 – Randy Couture $250,000 def. James Toney $500,000 – Demian Maia $68,000 def. Mario Miranda $8,000 – Gray Maynard $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. Kenny Florian $65,000 – Nate Diaz $60,000 […]
FightMetric to Be the UFC’s Official Statistics Provider
FightMetric to Be the UFC’s Official Statistics Provider
From the FightMetric blog: FightMetric® is now the official statistics provider of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), supplying the world’s first comprehensive mixed martial arts (MMA) statistics and analysis system to the largest MMA organization in the world. The inclusion of official FightMetric data into the evaluation of both fights and fighters will, for the first […]
UFC Returns to Michigan With UFC 123 in Auburn Hills
UFC Returns to Michigan With UFC 123 in Auburn Hills
MMA Fighting with the news: UFC 123 is headed to Auburn Hills, Michigan. That’s the word from UFC president Dana White, who told MMA Fighting that the finalization of a deal to bring the Nov. 20 event to The Palace of Auburn Hills in the Detroit suburb closed on Wednesday morning. The event will be […]
Where Does B.J. Penn Go From Here After UFC 118 Loss to Frankie Edgar?
Where Does B.J. Penn Go From Here After UFC 118 Loss to Frankie Edgar?
We’ve been debating the impact of his two straight losses to Frankie Edgar pretty vehemently around these parts, but there’s been a great deal of discussion of B.J. Penn’s future all over the net and I wanted to catch BE readers up. First up, The Honolulu Star Advertiser: For the second time in less than […]
Vitor Belfort Confirms Fight Against Yushin Okami at UFC 122
Vitor Belfort Confirms Fight Against Yushin Okami at UFC 122
On Twitter: “Guys, the fight is on to November 13 in Germany. It’ll be against tough Okami. Let’s go.” Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort (19-8) Win Rich Franklin – TKO (Punches) UFC 103 Win Matt Lindland – KO (Punches) Affliction Win Terry Martin – KO (Punches) Affliction Yushin “Thunder” Okami (25-5) Win Mark Munoz – Decision […]