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  • UFC 175 LIVE THREAD

    07/05/2014 6:56:12 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 60 replies
    UFC
    Middleweight Championship Chris Weidman (c) (11-0) vs Lyoto Machida (21-4) Women Bantamweight Championship Ronda Rousey (c) (9-0) vs Alexis Davis (16-5) Heavyweight Stefan Struve (29-6) vs Matt Mitrione (7-3) Middleweight Uriah Hall (9-4) vs Thiago Santos (9-2) Bantamweight Marcus Brimage (6-2) vs Russell Doane (13-3)
  • Sound familiar? Top Nevada Dem official vows to pursue conservative group

    04/11/2014 4:05:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 11, 2014 | By M.D. Kittle
    Nevada’s Democrat secretary of state says he’ll do all in his power to crush a conservative organization that ran ads against him in his campaign to become the state’s attorney general. Sound familiar? It’s part of a “disturbing trend,” said Matthew Walter, executive director of the State Government Leadership Foundation, the conservative nonprofit behind the ads that earned the ire of Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller. “This is all about freedom of speech,” Walter said. “Whether it’s President Obama’s Internal Revenue Service and their unbalanced scrutiny into conservative organizations, or whether it’s Ross Miller with his threats and blustering...
  • UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Live Thread

    03/15/2014 4:47:22 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 136 replies
    03/15/2014 | UFC
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Live Thread UFC Welterweight Championship (vacant) Johny Hendricks (15-2) vs Robbie Lawler (22-9, 1 NC) Welterweight Carlos Condit (29-7) vs Tyron Woodley (12-2) Lightweight Diego Sanchez (24-6) vs Myles Jury (13-0) Welterweight Jake Shields (29-6-1, 1 NC) vs Hector Lombard (33-4-1, 1 NC) Light Heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux (14-5) vs Nikita Krylov (16-3) Preliminary Bouts (Fox Sports 2) 5pm PT/ 8pm ET/ 1am UK Welterweight Kelvin Gastelum (8-0) vs Rick Story (16-7) Women's Bantamweight Raquel Pennington (4-4) vs Jessica Andrade (10-3) Featherweight Dennis Bermudez (13-3) vs Jimy Hettes (11-1) Welterweight Sean Spencer (11-2)...
  • Weidman dominates first, then Silva leg break ends fight in TKO (UFC)

    12/28/2013 10:37:56 PM PST · by Impy · 10 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 12-29-13 | Mike Chiappetta
    All of the hype, all of the buildup, and none of the satisfaction of a conclusive finish. In a terribly unfortunate ending to an anticipated rematch, Anderson Silva broke his leg on a checked kick, bringing the UFC 168 main event to a finish at 1:16 of the second round. The official ruling was a TKO win for champion Chris Weidman.
  • Weidman KO's Silva to take title

    07/07/2013 1:55:07 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 40 replies
    Chris Weidman sent a shock wave through mixed martial arts, stopping Anderson Silva in the second round of the main event at UFC 162 to become the new middleweight champion on Saturday night. Silva talked, taunted and dared Weidman to engage him. When the champion lowered his hands early in the second round, Weidman caught him with a short left that sent the MMA star to the mat. Weidman pounced and landed a few more shots that forced referee Herb Dean to stop the fight at 1:18
  • Mitrione calls Fox 'disgusting freak' (UFC)

    04/24/2013 5:46:35 AM PDT · by massmike · 33 replies
    http://msn.foxsports.com/ ^ | 04/24/2013 | A.J. Perez
    Matt Mitrione was suspended indefinitely by the UFC on Monday, hours after the heavyweight fighter and former NFL defensive lineman called transgender MMA competitor Fallon Fox “a lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak” in an interview. “The UFC was appalled by the transphobic comments made by heavyweight Matt Mitrione today in an interview on the 'MMA Hour,'” the UFC said in a statement Monday evening. “The organization finds Mr. Mitrione’s comments offensive and wholly unacceptable and — as a direct result of this significant breach of the UFC’s code of conduct — Mr. Mitrione’s UFC contract has been suspended and the...
  • UFC Champion George St-Pierre To Play Batroc The Leaper In Captain America:The Winter Soldier

    03/26/2013 3:40:08 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    screen geek ^ | 3-25-13 | Kyle Hembree
    Latino Review has shared the scoop that MMA fighter Georges St-Pierre has been chosen to play the larcenous Batroc the Leaper in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He joins two other confirmed villains for the project – Crossbones (Frank Grillo) and the returning Arnim Zola (Toby Jones). St-Pierre (a.k.a. GSP), a native of French-speaking Quebec, is a multi-title-winning favorite of the UFC circuit. He is a practitioner of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, and kyokushin kaikan. He currently holds the UFC’s Welterweight Championship title. Batroc first appeared in 1966 and has remained one of the Marvel Universe’s most enduring (and endearing)...
  • Local UFC Fighter In Trouble Again For Obama Comments

    01/09/2012 8:50:47 AM PST · by bkopto · 11 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | Jan 6, 2012 | staff
    Jacob Volkmann admits he’s trying to make a name for himself as a fighter. The problem is it’s getting him in trouble at his other job. Following a fight last Friday, the 31-year old White Bear Lake man was being interviewed by Joe Rogan. Volkmann told Rogan that President Obama should call him to schedule a “glass-ectomy.” Rogan then asked what a “glass-ectomy” is. “A glass-ectomy is when you cut your bellybutton out and put a piece of glass in there so when you have your head up your butt you can see where you’re going.” Volkmann said. The White...
  • any predictions for UFC 141 tonight?

    12/30/2011 12:41:07 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 9 replies
    me ^ | 12-30-11 | wobbly bob
    who will win and how? why do PPV buyers only get 5 fights and have to jump around to Spike and Facebutt for the others?
  • Jones does it all: Nabs thief and UFC title

    03/20/2011 7:48:00 PM PDT · by Flavius · 5 replies
    slam ^ | 3/20/11 | By CHRIS DOUCETTE, QMI Agency
    NEWARK, N.J. — Crimefighter by day and UFC champ by night, “superhero” Jon Jones is exactly the kind of fighter the UFC needs in its quest to enter new markets in New York and beyond.
  • Steven Seagal helped Anderson Silva with KO front kick

    02/06/2011 5:11:51 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 16 replies · 1+ views
    yahoo sports ^ | 2-7-11 | Maggie Hendricks
    Action film star Steven Seagal accompanied UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva to the Octagon at UFC 126 on Saturday night before Silva knocked Vitor Belfort out with a highlight reel front kick. Seagal was not just there for star power. According to Silva, he learned the kick from Seagal. "Steven Seagal helped me perfect that kick. That was a kick we were working on before I stepped in," Silva said through a translator at the post-fight press conference. "This was a kick that I trained a lot."
  • Coach Put on Leave for Challenging Obama (challenges him to a fight)

    01/13/2011 1:15:08 PM PST · by inflorida · 26 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | January 13, 2011 | Todd Starnes
    An Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter has been placed on administrative leave from his job at a Minnesota high school after he insulted President Obama’s intelligence and challenged the commander in chief to a fight.Jacob Volkmann told Fox News Radio that he is under investigation by White Bear Lake High School, where he has worked as a part-time assistant wrestling coach for three years.“They didn’t like how I was representing the school,” he said. “They said I was representing them bad because of what I said about the president and his policies.”Marisa Vette, the school district’s director of communications, confirmed to...
  • Jacob Volkmann Placed on Paid Administrative Leave From Job (for Obama remarks)

    01/12/2011 12:14:56 PM PST · by kristinn · 14 replies
    MMA Fighting ^ | Wednesday, January 12, 2011 | Ariel Helwani
    Jacob Volkmann, the UFC lightweight fighter who said that President Obama was "not too bright" following his win at UFC 125, has been placed on paid administrative leave by White Bear Lake High School in Minnesota while the school conducts an investigation regarding the comments he made to MMAFighting.com about the President. Volkmann has served as an assistant wrestling coach for the school for three years. "They gotta do the investigation and then give me an OK to coach," Volkmann said. The 30-year-old said he was not given a time frame by the school as to when he will be...
  • UFC Fighter Jacob Volkmann Calls Out President Barack Obama, Gets A Visit From the Secret Service

    01/05/2011 9:12:19 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 41 replies
    MMA Weekly ^ | January 5, 2011 | Damon Martin
    UFC Fighter Jacob Volkmann Calls Out President Barack Obama, Gets A Visit From the Secret Service (UPDATED) Posted on January 5, 2011 by Damon Martin Jacob Volkmann UFC lightweight Jacob Volkmann, following his win over Antonio McKee, declared that he wanted to fight U.S. President Barack Obama for his next bout. His words got him a visit from the Secret Service on Tuesday. Volkmann, who is based out of Minnesota, told MMAFighting.com after his win over McKee that he wanted to face Obama because he disagreed with many of his policies. Well, if anyone ever wondered if a potential threat...
  • UFC Fighter Jacob Volkmann Calls Out President Barack Obama, Gets A Visit From the Secret Service

    01/07/2011 11:51:05 AM PST · by Justaham · 9 replies
    MMA Weekly ^ | 1-7-11
    UFC lightweight Jacob Volkmann, following his win over Antonio McKee, declared that he wanted to fight U.S. President Barack Obama for his next bout. His words got him a visit from the Secret Service on Tuesday. Volkmann, who is based out of Minnesota, told MMAFighting.com after his win over McKee that he wanted to face Obama because he disagreed with many of his policies. Well, if anyone ever wondered if a potential threat against the President goes unnoticed, you just got your answer. “It happened on Tuesday, I was coaching youth practice, and then two guys came up and one...
  • UFC fighter gets a smackdown — from the U.S. Secret Service

    01/07/2011 12:02:27 PM PST · by SteveH · 17 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1/7/2011 | John Brewer
    [...] Volkmann, a White Bear Lake resident and chiropractor, told a sports reporter in a post-fight online interview that he would like his next opponent to be President Barack Obama. "He's not too bright," Volkmann complained, lamenting Obama's health care overhaul and homeowner mortgage-assistance program. "Someone's got to knock some sense into that idiot." [...]
  • Richard Maize: I Started UFC, MMA - Was First To Use Octogon Cage

    11/09/2010 12:06:53 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    PRLog ^ | November 7, 2010 | Richard Maize
    Richard Maize: I Started UFC, MMA - Was First To Use Octogon CageLos Angeles .... November 7, 2010 ----- "This sounds a bit enthusiastic and a bit far reaching," says Richard Maize, a leading real estate mortgage consultant and respected philanthropist. "And I agree with that. I really didn’t start the UFC and the MMA. However, without my idea and that of “Kazja” (Gregg Patchull), these organizations may not have ever begun." "Here is my story: In the early 1990’s, I was taking private martial arts lessons in San Pedro from a man by the name, as we know him,...
  • Velasquez stuns Lesnar, claims UFC title

    10/23/2010 10:30:17 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | October 24, 2010 | Kevin Iole
    ANAHEIM, Calif. – Cain Velasquez weathered an early storm from Brock Lesnar and proved why he has long been regarded as one of the top prospects in the sport, pounding Lesnar in a stunningly brutal and one-sided fight to win the UFC heavyweight championship at the Honda Center in the main event of UFC 121. Velasquez hurt Lesnar with nearly every punch he threw and knocked him down several times. After the final knockdown, Velasquez pounded him with elbows and punches before referee Herb Dean stopped it at 1:40 of the first. Lesnar roared out of his corner and threw...
  • Velasquez Dethrones Lesnar at UFC 121

    10/23/2010 10:27:30 PM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 3 replies
    Sherdog ^ | 10-23-2010 | Brian Knapp
    In a word, annihilation. The undefeated Cain Velasquez tore through Brock Lesnar in a career-defining performance, as he captured the heavyweight championship in the UFC 121 “Lesnar vs. Velasquez” main event on Saturday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The end came 4:12 into round one, as Velasquez reached the mountaintop just nine fights into his professional career.
  • UFC 119

    09/25/2010 7:36:06 PM PDT · by LongElegantLegs · 18 replies
    Lightweight bout: Melvin Guillard vs. Jeremy Stephens Lightweight bout: Sean Sherk vs. Evan Dunham Welterweight bout: Matt Serra vs. Chris Lytle Light Heavyweight bout: Antônio Rogério Nogueira vs. Ryan Bader Heavyweight bout: Frank Mir vs. Mirko Filipovi
  • UFC 117 - Live Thread

    08/07/2010 7:07:56 PM PDT · by Mr Fuji · 181 replies · 2+ views
    UFC 117 - Live Thread
  • UFC Prez on Street Fight -- The Other Guy 'Deserved' It

    08/04/2010 3:07:53 PM PDT · by Christus_Rex · 15 replies
    TMZ ^ | August 4, 2010 | TMZ Staff
    UFC President Dana White thinks the guy who got his face rearranged by MMA fighter Roger Huerta in a bloody street brawl deserved "to be knocked the f*ck out" -- because it ain't right to hit a lady.
  • Lesnar Rallies to Submit Carwin at UFC 116

    07/03/2010 11:29:56 PM PDT · by downwdims · 6 replies
    Sherdog.com ^ | 7-4-10 | Brian Knapp (bknapp@sherdog.com)
    Brock Lesnar secured his place atop the heavyweight division with a dramatic come-from-behind submission victory against the previously unbeaten Shane Carwin. Lesnar weathered a violent barrage from Carwin in the first round, scored with a takedown in the second and trapped him in an arm-triangle choke that ended the UFC 116 headliner on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Carwin raised the white flag 2:19 into round two. “This isn’t about me tonight,” said Lesnar, who made his first appearance in nearly a year. “This is about my family. This is about my doctors. This is...
  • Strikeforce Fedor vs Werdum Results - Fedor Emelianenko Taps Out to Fabricio Werdum

    06/26/2010 9:09:27 PM PDT · by downwdims · 19 replies · 1+ views
    BloodyElbow ^ | 6/26/10 | Kid Nate
    The biggest upset in MMA history happened tonight. Fabricio Werdum trapped Fedor Emelianenko in an arm bar and forced the tap in the first round. The world's #1 heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko put his reputation, but no title belt, on the line against Brazilian jiu jitsu ace Fabricio Werdum at Strikeforce: Fedor vs Werdum. Going into the bout, a great deal of controversy swirled about whether or not Fedor, riding a ten year undefeated streak, remains the undisputed beat heavyweight in the game with the UFC's Brock Lesnar, Shane Carwin, Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez rising fast. Fedor appeared unphased...
  • UFC 115 (Live Thread)

    06/12/2010 7:13:04 PM PDT · by Mr Fuji · 61 replies · 786+ views
    UFC 115 live from Vancouver, Canada
  • Evans Bests ‘Rampage’ at UFC 114

    05/30/2010 11:14:20 AM PDT · by downwdims · 14 replies · 434+ views
    Sherdog.com ^ | 5/30/10 | Brian Knapp (bknapp@sherdog.com)
    Rashad Evans got the last word. With a game plan anchored in speed, takedowns and superior work in the clinch, Evans defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson by unanimous decision in the UFC 114 main event on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The judges scored it 30-27, 29-28 and 30-27 for Evans, who emerged as the top contender for UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Evans started with a bang, when he sent Jackson reeling backwards with a right hand in the opening exchange. The Niagara Falls, N.Y., native moved immediately to the clinch and began...
  • UFC 113: Revenge: ‘Shogun’ Stops Machida in First Round

    05/09/2010 7:52:28 AM PDT · by downwdims · 31 replies · 506+ views
    Sherdog.com ^ | 5-9-10 | Brian Knapp
    This time, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua made sure the judges were not involved. Rua knocked out the previously unbeaten Lyoto Machida 3:35 into the first round to capture the light heavyweight championship at UFC 113 “Machida vs. Shogun 2” on Saturday at the Bell Centre in Montreal. At 28, Rua again sits atop the 205-pound heap. For many, it will be remembered as a night when justice was served. Machida took a controversial unanimous decision from Rua at UFC 104 in October. Shogun, who battered the Shotokan karate savant with kicks to the leg and body the first time the two...
  • UFC 113

    05/08/2010 7:10:41 PM PDT · by LongElegantLegs · 126 replies · 1,300+ views
    UFC ^ | May 8, 2010 | Me
    Anybody else watching the fight? Middleweight bout: Patrick Côté vs. Alan Belcher Heavyweight bout: Kimbo Slice vs. Matt Mitrione Welterweight bout: Josh Koscheck vs. Paul Daley Light Heavyweight Championship bout: Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio Rua
  • UFC 112

    04/10/2010 7:05:59 PM PDT · by LongElegantLegs · 69 replies · 865+ views
    TV | April 10,2010 | Me
    Woooo, UFC 112! Yes, I know, it already happened. If you're going to be 'funny' and post the results, God might punish you, but probably not; so just breath into a paper bag until the urge passes and I will appreciate it very much.
  • UFC 111

    03/27/2010 6:54:07 PM PDT · by LongElegantLegs · 80 replies · 954+ views
    TV | March 27, 2010 | UFC
    Anybody else watching? I'm kind of looking forward to the undercard...
  • Cruz Ousts Bowles at WEC 47; Torres Upset

    03/07/2010 9:03:01 AM PST · by downwdims · 4 replies · 48+ views
    Sherdog.com ^ | 4-6-10 | Greg Savage
    Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Dominick Cruz wrested the World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight title from Brian Bowles after two dominant rounds in the WEC 47 main event on Saturday at the Nationwide Arena, bringing and anti-climactic end to a rousing 11-fight slate. Bowles could not answer the bell after a second round that saw him repeatedly shake out a right hand that he could not clench. The former champion claimed he broke his hand on the first punch he landed. “I knew it right then,” Bowles said. “That kind of just threw me off. My mind started thinking about...
  • Velasquez Stops Nogueira at UFC 110

    02/21/2010 6:16:19 AM PST · by downwdims · 9 replies · 454+ views
    Sherdog.com ^ | 2/21/10 | Brian Knapp (bknapp@sherdog.com) (Photos by Daniel Herbertson)
    Consider the torch passed. The undefeated Cain Velasquez handed Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira a savage beating in the UFC 110 “Nogueira vs. Velasquez” main event on Saturday at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. Velasquez brought a decisive end to the one-sided heavyweight match, as he buried the Brazilian legend under a volley of violent strikes 2:20 into the first round. Velasquez never let Nogueira get out of the gate. He landed thudding leg kicks throughout the brief encounter and then went to work upstairs. The American Kickboxing Academy thoroughbred leveled Nogueira with a two-punch combination before finishing him with...
  • SONNEN RUNNING FOR TITLE SHOT & OREGON HOUSE SEAT

    02/06/2010 11:08:42 PM PST · by Lost Highway · 4 replies · 284+ views
    MMA Weekly ^ | February 05, 2010 | Jeff Cain
    Chael Sonnen took a page out of Team Quest teammate Matt Lindland’s book and threw his name in the hat for local politics. “I have officially announced my candidacy for District 37 in Oregon for the House of Representatives,” Sonnen told MMAWeekly.com. Running as a Republican, the preliminary election for the seat takes place in May and the general election in November. “(The position is) currently held by a Republican, and he’s vacating the seat to run for the U.S. Fifth Congressional District,” said Sonnen. “I was recruited by the party to fill his seat, but there hasn’t been any...
  • Brock Lesnar's Fight for His Life (Canadian Healthcare Slam)

    01/21/2010 8:16:08 PM PST · by Onerom99 · 22 replies · 7,079+ views
    Sherdog ^ | Jan 20, 2010 | Loretta Hunt
    UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar said his road to wellness included multiple misdiagnoses, substandard medical care and a frantic car ride across the Canadian border. Lesnar, who has battled through a painful intestinal infection called diverticulosis for the last few months, related his story during a Wednesday conference call. “I didn’t know what was going on at first,” Lesnar said. “I was very sick. I’ve been suffering almost a year with something I didn’t know what it was. I had some stomach pains here and there and some flu-like symptoms throughout the year. Actually, during the training camp for Shane...
  • Humbled Lesnar returns to UFC spotlight (Trashes Canadian Health Care System)

    01/21/2010 7:04:23 AM PST · by OneVike · 17 replies · 1,056+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/21/10 | Dan Wetzel
    As recently as early January, Brock Lesnar was convinced he needed surgery to deal with a case of diverticulitis – a condition that essentially left a hole in his intestine and put his career as Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title holder in jeopardy. He might be out a year. Or it might be two. Or it might be forever. The story goes on to describe Lesnar's battle with diverticulitis, along with stating his opinion of the Canadian health care system. I took the paragraph out of the article to show you what he said of the Canadian health care...
  • UFC 106: Forrest Griffin vs Tito Ortiz (Live Thread)

    11/21/2009 9:13:04 PM PST · by Onerom99 · 19 replies · 898+ views
    Let's go Forrest!!! Rock his world!!
  • UFC 104 - Machida vs Rua (vanity)

    10/24/2009 9:05:58 PM PDT · by Onerom99 · 21 replies · 942+ views
    Me
    Anyone else watching?
  • Herschel Walker Signs With Strikeforce

    09/21/2009 10:52:19 AM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 18 replies · 1,151+ views
    Fanhouse ^ | Sep 21, 2009 | Ariel Helwani
    Former Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker has signed an agreement with Strikeforce, FanHouse has learned. The former NFL running back will immediately enter an 8-to-12 week training camp with the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Calif. Strikeforce director of communications Mike Afromowitz said it's too early to speculate when the 47-year-old will make his debut with the organization but it will probably be sometime in 2010. "This isn't a publicity stunt or a gimmick," Afromowitz said. "Herschel Walker has tremendous athleticism, and he has always shown that off the gridiron. He's accomplished a lot in his life and...
  • Fedor-Rogers Meet Nov. 7 on CBS

    09/17/2009 7:01:17 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 11 replies · 742+ views
    Sherdog ^ | Thursday, September 17, 2009 | Loretta Hunt
    Fedor Emelianenko and Brett Rogers will face off in a heavyweight main event for Strikeforce on Nov. 7 on CBS. A venue for the event is still to be announced, however ESPN.com and Sherdog.com have both learned from multiple sources that the Sears Centre Arena in Chicago has emerged as the frontrunner for the event.
  • UFC 101

    08/08/2009 9:47:15 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 19 replies · 825+ views
    vanity | august 8 2009
    Anderson Silva defeats Forrest Griffin BJ Penn defeats Kenny Florian - 1st rd KO for Silva. Silva toyed with Griffin.Dropping his hands and avoiding Griffin`s punches. Dropping Griffin various times with punches. Finally landing a right hand as he was back pedaling to KO Griffin. Griffin later got up and literally ran out of the arena. - 4th round rear naked choke out for BJ Penn Tenative 3 rounds with little action. Florian bum rushed Penn into the cage but could never bring Penn down to the mat until the 4th round when Penn reversed, picked up Florain and mounted...
  • Update: Fedor to Strikeforce; UFC Responds

    08/04/2009 12:19:39 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 18 replies · 1,113+ views
    Sherdog.com ^ | Monday, August 03, 2009 | Loretta Hunt
    Fedor Emelianenko has signed a multi-fight agreement that will see the world’s No. 1-ranked heavyweight compete for Strikeforce, the promotion announced Monday. "Fedor is a f---ing joke," UFC President Dana White responded Monday after learning that Emelianenko had signed with Strikeforce. “He turns down a huge deal and the opportunity to face the best in the world to fight nobodies for no money!"
  • Liddell bids UFC adieu

    04/20/2009 10:16:27 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies · 516+ views
    Chuck Liddell has fought his last UFC fight. MMA's first superstar, who helped catapult the niche sport to the mainstream, retired from the Octagon after his KO loss to Mauricio Rua before 21,000 fans at the Bell Centre on Saturday. It was Liddell's fourth loss in five fights. "That was probably the last one," Liddell said. "I want to take the next couple of days, go home and talk to my friends and right now, go for some drinks." UFC president Dana White, who had earlier said Liddell needed to "impress" in this fight in order to keep his job,...
  • UFC's White: It's over for Liddell

    04/19/2009 6:34:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 13 replies · 624+ views
    Sport's Illustrated ^ | Updated: Sunday April 19, 2009 3:32PM
    In a mixed martial arts event with plenty worth noting, UFC 97 will likely be remembered for Chuck Liddell's fourth loss in five fights and his apparent departure from the sport he helped build from the ground up. The 39-year-old Liddell said it was "probably safe to say" his career was over after he was knocked out by Mauricio Rua in the first round on Saturday night.
  • Lesnar drops Couture for UFC heavyweight crown

    12/21/2008 11:44:44 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 31 replies · 1,068+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Nov 16, 2008 | Kevin Lole
    LAS VEGAS – Brock Lesnar won the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s heavyweight title in stunning fashion on Saturday at UFC 91 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, forcing a referee stoppage of legendary champion Randy Couture at 3:07 of the second round. Lesnar, the former NCAA wrestling champion who became a superstar in World Wrestling Entertainment, vindicated himself as a mixed martial artist by defeating one of the sport’s greatest fighters. Lesnar (3-1) landed a booming right hand that sent Couture tumbling backward and onto his back in the center of the ring. Lesnar pounced immediately and jumped on top of...
  • Petruzelli in center of Elite XC storm

    10/08/2008 5:51:27 AM PDT · by Wavrnr10 · 3 replies · 637+ views
    YAHOO ^ | 10-08-08 | Dan Wenzel
    The promoters kind of hinted to me, and they gave me the money to stand and trade with him,” he told “The Monsters in Orlando” radio show. “They didn’t want me to take him down, let’s just put it that way. It was worth my while to try to stand up and punch with him.” The quote spoke of an attempt to if not rig the fight, then make it favorable for Slice, the main star and cash cow of the EliteXC promotion. Such an action would be a disaster for mixed martial arts as it attempts to convince mainstream...
  • Evan Tanner 1971-2008

    09/08/2008 7:49:05 PM PDT · by Flavius · 20 replies · 354+ views
    UFC ^ | 9/8/08 | UFC
    I believe there are people out there that just have a warrior spirit, whether it’s fighting or something, they’ve got to do it. It’s hard to identify with me; it’s just something I do.” ---Evan Tanner, 2005 Tanner, on a camping trip in the Palo Verde mountain area, was found by an Imperial County Sheriff’s Department Deputy on Monday. The cause of death is not known at this time. He had not answered friends’ text messages since last Wednesday, and was officially reported missing on Friday.
  • Couture returns to UFC, faces Lesnar

    09/02/2008 9:44:42 PM PDT · by texas booster · 12 replies · 223+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 09/02/2008 | Kevin Iole
    Randy Couture, longing to resume his fight career and wearying of the drain his legal battle with the Ultimate Fighting Championship was having on his bank account, settled all outstanding lawsuits with the company Tuesday and agreed to defend his heavyweight championship on Nov. 15 against Brock Lesnar as the main event of UFC 91 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. The 45-year-old Couture, who submitted his resignation to the UFC on Oct. 11 in a bid to force a fight with ex-PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko, said he was satisfied with the legal resolution. It was a...
  • ABC Passes Revised Unified Rules (MMA)

    07/03/2008 6:48:57 PM PDT · by SShultz460 · 4 replies · 153+ views
    Sherdog ^ | 7/3/08 | Loretta Hunt
    MONTREAL -- A revised edition of the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts was passed Thursday by the Association of Boxing Commissions via a majority vote at the ABC's annual conference. The amended document -- drafted by the ABC's MMA Chairman Dale Kliparchuk, New Jersey State Athletic Control Board Deputy Attorney Nick Lembo, ABC President Timothy Leuckenhoff and veteran referee "Big" John McCarthy -- primarily provided clarifications to the already existing Unified Rules instituted in April 2001 that serve as a regulatory beacon for the sport throughout North America. The motion to pass the revised document was introduced by Commissioner...
  • He's a Standup Guy: Faber Beats Pulver to Keep WEC Title

    06/02/2008 5:35:44 AM PDT · by SShultz460 · 21 replies · 67+ views
    Sherdog | 6/2/08 | Jason Probst (jprobst@sherdog.com)
    [6/2/2008] SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Urijah Faber showed a potent standup game Sunday in outpointing Jens Pulver to retain his World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight belt, getting the biggest win of his career in a fashion few envisioned. Known for inventive moves and top-notch conditioning, Faber displayed both along with solid punches and clever defense. He nullified Pulver's vaunted knockout power and used creative setups to constantly keep the challenger guessing. The five-round bout was spent mostly in standup mode, though the two did hit the mat on five occasions. Pulver used a solid guard to limit Faber's punches when the champ...
  • CBS-ELITE XC: GINA CARANO FAILS TO MAKE WEIGHT

    05/30/2008 10:43:33 PM PDT · by SShultz460 · 34 replies · 155+ views
    MMAWeekly ^ | Friday, May 30, 2008 | MMAWeekly.com Staff
    The fighters for Saturday’s CBS-EliteXC Saturday Night Fights weighed in on Friday outside the Prudential Center, where the event will take place, in Newark, N.J. Despite most fighters making weight, one the most notable did not. Gina Carano, contracted to fight Kaitlin Young at a weight of 140 pounds, weighed in at 144.5 pounds. Since the bout is not a title fight, it will be allowed to take place, but Carano will have to forfeit 12.5 percent of her purse to Young as a penalty. Young weighed in at 140.5 pounds, which is allowable as there is a one-pound...