Sunday, 4 September 2011

Josh Barnett Live Chat

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Josh BarnettStrikeforce heavyweight Josh Barnett will join MMAFighting.com for a live chat on Friday afternoon.

Friday's chat is your opportunity to ask Barnett about his upcoming fight with Sergei Kharitonov in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, his thoughts on the other tournament semifinal (Daniel Cormier vs. Antonio Silva) or anything else you want to know.

Barnett, the former UFC heavyweight champion, will start chatting at 2 PM ET. The chat starts below.

 

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Source: http://mmafighting.com/2011/09/02/josh-barnett-live-chat/

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UFC on Fox: You want cross-promotion? We?ve got cross-promotion

The UFC announced its seven-year deal with FOX on Thursday, promising plenty of cross-promotion between existing FOX entities and the UFC. To help out the network and the promotion, Cagewriter has a few ideas:

A "Glee"/"The Ultimate Fighter" crossover episode -- The fighters have to put together a song and dance to get New Directions to regionals. Rachel Berry and Quinn Fabray finally solve their difference in the Octagon. Dana White and Mr. Schu smile and nod a ton. How could this go wrong?

Put the "American Idol" spin on "The Ultimate Fighter" -- Televise the tryouts, and have a panel either over-praise or break the hearts of every contestant.

"The Family Guy" goes to a UFC show -- Peter Griffin and his buddies head to catch some fights with some buddies in Quahog, only to find out that Brian has his UFC debut, with Stewie as his cornerman. Roy Nelson has a cameo.

Feed a fighter challenge on "Hell's Kitchen" -- The chefs have to create a post weigh-in dinner for Anderson Silva. It has to take into account his nutritional needs and love for fast food. Can they handle it, or will the chefs turn on each other? (Hint: It's reality TV. They're going to turn on each other.)

"So You Think You Can Dance: UFC edition" -- Fighters sure like to show off their moves on their way to the Octagon or after fights. Is it too much to ask for a UFC dance-off? No. No, it is not.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/UFC-on-Fox-You-want-cross-promotion-We-ve-got-?urn=mma-wp6044

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Saturday, 3 September 2011

One FC event photos gallery for 'Champion vs Champion' on Sept. 3

Source: http://www.mmamania.com/2011/9/3/2402918/one-fc-event-photos-gallery-for-champion-vs-champion-on-sept-3

John Alessio  Houston Alexander Ricardo Almeida  Eddie Alvarez Thiago Alves 

Aaron Riley Blog: Talking Tony Ferguson and UFC 134

Hello readers! UFC lightweight Aaron Riley here checking in with my first blog for Fighters. I’m busy getting ready for my fight later this month in Denver and am looking forward to giving you a glimpse into my world in and out of the Octagon. Make sure to check the bottom for a link to [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/09/01/aaron-riley-blog-talking-tony-ferguson-and-ufc-134

John Alessio  Houston Alexander Ricardo Almeida  Eddie Alvarez Thiago Alves 

Gina Carano targeted for Dec. 17 Strikeforce event

Gina Carano's MMA career may soon switch from neutral to go.

Three months after the popular fighter was forced to withdraw from "Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum" at the behest of her personal doctor, sources close to negotiations tell MMAjunkie.com that she is targeted to fight at an as-yet-unannounced Strikeforce event scheduled for Dec. 17. An opponent has yet to be determined.

A city and venue have yet to be announced for the event, though as MMAjunkie.com earlier reported, a lightweight title match between champ Gilbert Melendez and Jorge Masvidal is also expected to take place.


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Strikeforce Challengers 19 weigh-ins set for Sept. 22 in Las Vegas

Fans are invited to this month's official fighter weigh-ins for "Strikeforce Challengers 19: Larkin vs. Zwicker."

The festivities take place Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Key West Ballroom of the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas beginning at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT local time).

The event is free and open to the public, and doors to the venue open at 6:30 p.m. ET.


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Phil Baroni Don Barr Pat Barry  Vitor Belfort  Robert Berry

Shields Will Still Fight At UFC Fight Night Despite Loss Of Father

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

Despite the loss of his father earlier this week, Jake Shields will still headline the UFC Fight Night card slated for September 17th in New Orleans.<br><Br>

MMANews.com was able to confirm the news with a source close to Shields.<Br><Br>

Jack Shields passed away on Tuesday at the age of 67. He was also Jake's manager.<Br><Br>

Shields takes on Jake Ellenberger in his first bout since losing to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 129.<Br><Br>

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>@mmanewsdotcom</a>.<Br><Br>

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

Gilbert Aldana  José Aldo  John Alessio  Houston Alexander Ricardo Almeida 

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

Jaime Gutierrez Dave Gomez Keith Hackney Matt Hamill Volk Han

UFC 134 "Silva vs. Okami" Predictions For Both The Spike TV And Facebook Prelims Broadcasts

Today, the UFC will proudly present its long-awaited return to Brazil with UFC 134: ?Silva vs. Okami?. I?ve already given my predictions on who will win the main Pay-Per-View fights, but since the ?UFC Prelims LIVE? special is my new ?dark horse favorite?, I always try to take the time to throw in my predictions [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/08/27/ufc-134-silva-vs-okami-predictions-for-both-the-spike-tv-and-facebook-prelims-broadcasts

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Pascal Krauss suffers second shoulder injury of 2011, out of UFC 138 bout with John Hathaway

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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German welterweight Pascal Krauss is not having much luck with his shoulders in 2011. After fully recovering from a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, Krauss has now suffered a dislocated AC joint in his left shoulder, according to a report from Sherdog.com.

The injury takes Krauss out of a fight with John Hathaway at UFC 138, and delays the 24-year-old even further after an already year long layoff. The 10-0 Krauss made his UFC debut last November, defeating Mark Scanlon by decision at UFC 122 in his home country.

"As you can imagine I'm absolutely devastated by wrecking my shoulder again, as well as the news that I won't be able to fight John," Krauss said. "I never had a serious injury in more than 10 years of competing in various combat sports. Training and competing is my passion. Having to sit out for eight months was a total nightmare and the prospect of fighting again this fall was my only silver lining on the horizon. Being on the shelf again now is just disheartening. I just hope I can make a complete recovery one more time and come back an even stronger Panzer in 2012!"

The UFC will likely look for a replacement for Hathaway, who would be returning for the second time in 2011. The 24-year-old bounced back from his first career loss with a win over Kris McCray in March.

UFC 138 takes place from the LG Arena in Birmingham, England on November 5, headlined by a middleweight bout between Chris Leben and Mark Munoz and airing via same day delay in the U.S. on Spike TV.

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Penick's Analysis: This is very disappointing news. This was one of the best fights on this card, and I was really looking forward to seeing these two square off. It's a real downer for Krauss, especially after having been out for a lengthy amount of time rehabbing his other shoulder. Hopefully the UFC can find a solid replacement to meet Hathaway, but this card took a hit with the loss of Krauss here.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_10294.shtml

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Goodbye For Now: My Fond Farewell To Fighters.com

I?ll share a secret with you: I?ve never been one for long goodbyes. Most of the time, I?d rather get it over with and be done with it. As strange as it sounds, most of the time I?d rather fade away than burn out. I?d rather leave quietly and with little-to-no fanfare than go out [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/09/02/goodbye-for-now-my-fond-farewell-to-fighters-com

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Daniel Cormier Talks About Training For Bigfoot Silva Stikeforce Fight

Undefeated Strikeforce heavyweight Cormier takes on Antonio “Bigfoot” Siva in the Sept. 10 Grand Prix in Cincinnati, Ohio.






Source: http://www.mmatko.com/daniel-cormier-talks-about-training-for-bigfoot-silva-stikeforce-fight/

Ebenezer Fontes Braga Chris Brennan Marcelo Brito  Rob Broughton  Mike Brown 

"The Sunday Junkie" deadline reminder, win a free Fighters Only subscription!

As a reminder, submissions for the upcoming edition of "The Sunday Junkie" are due Sunday at 10 a.m. ET.

All topics - including Dana White's latest "big announcement" - are open for discussion. The person who sends in the submission we deem the best (based on timeliness of subject, clarity and overall persuasiveness) will be invited onto MMAjunkie.com Radio to discuss the topic.

Each winner also receives a free year's subscription to "Fighters Only," the world's leading MMA and lifestyle magazine!


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Dai Shuanghai  Mac Danzig  Karen Darabedyan Viacheslav Datsik Marcus Davis 

First Responders Not allowed at the 10th 911 Memorial

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/first-responders-not-allowed-to-attend-911-memorial-service/

Here is a quote

"Responders are saying there�s a...

Source: http://forums.ufc.production.sparkart.net/showthread.php?t=95642&goto=newpost

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Friday, 2 September 2011

UFC on Fox: You want cross-promotion? We?ve got cross-promotion

The UFC announced its seven-year deal with FOX on Thursday, promising plenty of cross-promotion between existing FOX entities and the UFC. To help out the network and the promotion, Cagewriter has a few ideas:

A "Glee"/"The Ultimate Fighter" crossover episode -- The fighters have to put together a song and dance to get New Directions to regionals. Rachel Berry and Quinn Fabray finally solve their difference in the Octagon. Dana White and Mr. Schu smile and nod a ton. How could this go wrong?

Put the "American Idol" spin on "The Ultimate Fighter" -- Televise the tryouts, and have a panel either over-praise or break the hearts of every contestant.

"The Family Guy" goes to a UFC show -- Peter Griffin and his buddies head to catch some fights with some buddies in Quahog, only to find out that Brian has his UFC debut, with Stewie as his cornerman. Roy Nelson has a cameo.

Feed a fighter challenge on "Hell's Kitchen" -- The chefs have to create a post weigh-in dinner for Anderson Silva. It has to take into account his nutritional needs and love for fast food. Can they handle it, or will the chefs turn on each other? (Hint: It's reality TV. They're going to turn on each other.)

"So You Think You Can Dance: UFC edition" -- Fighters sure like to show off their moves on their way to the Octagon or after fights. Is it too much to ask for a UFC dance-off? No. No, it is not.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/UFC-on-Fox-You-want-cross-promotion-We-ve-got-?urn=mma-wp6044

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Drive! Ryan Gosling LIKE OMG!!!

It feels Very Steve McQueen esque, I mean Ryan Gosling isn't Motherfuckin McQueen but I have a feeling this movie is going to Kickass!! I enjoy Refn's work in Bronson even though It felt like a...

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?75892-Drive!-Ryan-Gosling-LIKE-OMG!!!&goto=newpost

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Both Yushin Okami And Anderson Silva Face Destiny And Fight For A Legacy In The Main Event Of UFC 134

And so it has come to pass: my special mini-series ?A Closer Look At UFC 134? enters its third and final day with this, the seventh and final post. I?ve examined all the major fights in detail, and for those who want to catch up or have missed a few posts, here?s the traditional start-of-post [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/08/26/both-yushin-okami-and-anderson-silva-face-destiny-and-fight-for-a-legacy-in-the-main-event-of-ufc-134

Tony Fryklund Kazuyuki Fujita Masakatsu Funaki Zelg Benkei Galesić Mauro Galvao

Athletic Commission UFC Rio?

Anyone know which athletic commission was responsible for drug testing and judging at the Rio event?

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?75907-Athletic-Commission-UFC-Rio&goto=newpost

Joe Hybrid Duarte Aldrin de Jesus  Todd Duffee  Marvin Eastman  Stav Crazy Bear Economou 

Brock Lesnar Is 100 Percent Healthy According to Dana White

Source: http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2011/9/2/2400687/brock-lesnar-is-100-percent-healthy-according-to-dana-white

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UFC on Fox Gets a Headliner Title Fight

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

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DREAM 17 Trailer - 9.24.11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afjV4DLFrIo

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?75910-DREAM-17-Trailer-9.24.11&goto=newpost

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DaMarques Johnson, Mackens Semerzier scratched from UFC Fight Night 25

The UFC needs two fighters to compete in New Orleans, as welterweight DaMarques Johnson and featherweight Mackens Semerzier have been forced to bow out of separate contests at UFC Fight Night 25.

UFC officials today announced the late scratches and revealed replacements are being sought for the Sept. 17 event.

Johnson was expected to face Clay Harvison while Semerzier was slated to meet Mike Lullo.


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Has Forrest Griffin Given Up Hope? A New Article Points To "Maybe"

Since he first amazed fans on the inaugural first season of ?The Ultimate Fighter?, Forrest Griffin has always been a popular fighter. Recently, however, Griffin has struggled to regain the footing that eventually allowed him to become a UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. In his most recent fight, Griffin defeated former champion Rich Franklin in a [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/08/22/has-forrest-griffin-given-up-hope-a-new-article-points-to-maybe

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Ladder War III Confirmed For Death Before Dishonor IX

ROH announced the following today?
It has been debated between ROH officials in many a heated meeting over the past several weeks, angry words and demands have been thrown out over Twitter and Facebook from the men involved in the situation, and all have been calling for some resolution to the same situation: Ladder War III.
Jay and Mark Briscoe want it, just look at a pair of Jay’s tweets over the last few days: @jaybriscoe84 “ROH officials?grow some ***** balls and make it official! #LadderWar” and “ANX were the dumbasses that ...

Source: http://www.ifight365.com/2011/09/ladder-war-iii-confirmed-for-death-before-dishonor-ix/

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Grappling with Issues ? 8/31/11

Do you want to see Anderson Silva make a run at a different division before he retires? What’s next for Mauricio “Shogun” Rua after his dominant win at UFC 134? Is there a particularly bright future for any of the Brazilians outside of last weekend’s main card? Will Andrei Arlovski ever return to prominence? Keyboard [...]

Source: http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2011/08/31/grappling-with-issues-83111/

Bao Ligao  Josh Barnett  David Baron  Phil Baroni Don Barr

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Bellator Season 5 Heavyweight Tournament coming in October

Boasting a field averaging more than a 4:1 win/loss ratio, Bellator FC is ready to fire up another heavyweight tournament starting this fall in order to determine a top contender to still-unbeaten champion Cole Konard?s title. According to a press release, the eight hopefully heavies will face off in quarterfinal action at Bellator 52 on [...]

Source: http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2011/08/31/bellator-season-5-heavyweight-tournament-coming-in-october/

José Aldo  John Alessio  Houston Alexander Ricardo Almeida  Eddie Alvarez

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/

Karen Darabedyan Viacheslav Datsik Marcus Davis  Tony DeSouza  Edwin Dewees 

Officially Official? Cristiane Santos Tweets That She's Re-Signed With Strikeforce

Well, it now appears that I actually do not, in fact, have the worst timing ever. Originally, I felt as if I was on the wrong end of a good joke when it was announced that Cristiane Santos had re-signed with Strikeforce? one single day after I finally got around to writing an article on [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/08/27/officially-official-cristiane-santos-tweets-that-shes-re-signed-with-strikeforce

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Union urges FTC to investigate UFC and Strikeforce?s parent company

Rumblings of Zuffa's union problems grew a bit louder today as the Culinary Union's Local 226, based in Las Vegas, sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, urging them to investigate the company that owns the UFC and Strikeforce for anti-trust violations.

The letter, provided to Yahoo! Sports and dated Aug. 31, 2011, said that Zuffa has risen to the top of the MMA marketplace by buying up entities like PRIDE, World Extreme Cagefighting and Strikeforce. They estimate that Zuffa controls 80-90 percent of the MMA market, and because of that power, they can wield power over their fighters.

Some examples from the letter include:

-- The champion's clause, which automatically renews a contract for UFC champions.

-- Merchandising rights that give Zuffa rights to a fighter's image in perpetuity. This clause is what Jon Fitch had a problem with when he was briefly cut from the organization.

-- Restraints on athlete's mobility and pay, meaning that by buying up the marketplace, Zuffa can keep a fighter from engaging the marketplace for fair pay.

The letter distinguishes Zuffa, who is not a league, from a league like the NFL, because contracts within a league must have these sorts of restraints for competitive balance. Zuffa is not competing with anyone.

"The anticompetitive restrictions it imposes on athlete mobility serves no legitimate business justification beyond stifling competition and increasing Zuffa's already dominant position in the market."

The letter is concluded by urging the FTC to look into Zuffa's practices.

The Culinary Union is not without ulterior motive in this case, as they take issue with Zuffa's majority owners, Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta. The Fertittas own Station Casinos, one of the largest non-union casino companies in the world.

But while their motive might be suspect, it doesn't soften who they are and what they have to say. Unions are meant to protect workers, and fighters are without union protection. Zuffa has made great strides in taking care of their fighters. Providing health insurance was a huge milestone in that, but all the benefits in the world doesn't mean that Zuffa can violate anti-trust laws.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Union-urges-FTC-to-investigate-UFC-and-Strikefor?urn=mma-wp6494

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Some interesting Shogun tweets.

"I spent the night after the fight with my team eduardo_alonso @, @ @ tuba_jp ninja_rua and my brother and not left the hotel. Shame that!
19 seconds...

Source: http://www.mmaforum.com/ufc/94319-some-interesting-shogun-tweets.html

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Matt Brown Replaces Pascal Krauss Versus John Hathaway at UFC 138

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Welterweight Matt Brown has agreed to face John Hathaway at UFC 138 after the Brit's original opponent, Pascal Krauss, recently pulled out of the fight due to a shoulder injury, MMA Fighting confirmed with sources close to the event.

UFC 138, headlined by Chris Leben vs. Mark Munoz, takes place Nov. 5 at the LG Arena in Birmingham, England.

Hathaway (15-1) defeated Kris McCray at UFC Fight Night 24 in March to get back on track after suffering the first loss of his career against Mike Pyle at UFC 120 last October.

Brown (12-10) recently snapped a three-fight losing streak when he defeated John Howard at UFC Live on Versus 4. The former TUF cast member is 5-4 in the UFC.

Also scheduled for the UFC's return to England is Brad Pickett vs. Renan Barao and Thiago Alves vs. newcomer Papy Abedi.

 

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Source: http://mmafighting.com/2011/08/31/matt-brown-replaces-pascal-krauss-versus-john-hathaway-at-ufc-13/

Don Barr Pat Barry  Vitor Belfort  Robert Berry David Bielkheden

Ben Henderson Inks Multi-Fight UFC Contract Extension

First Round Management was putting in work Wednesday evening. Shortly after announcing they scored Carlos Condit a contract extension to remain with the UFC, the MMA management firm reported former WEC lightweight champ Ben Henderson has also re-upped with the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion. As in Condit’s case, the terms of Henderson’s multi-fight [...]

Source: http://www.5thRound.com/87374/ben-henderson-inks-multi-fight-ufc-contract-extension/

Jason Hollywood Chambers Ryo Piranha Chonan  Dan The Sandman Christison  Logan The Pink Pounder Clark  Steve The Snake Claveau 

Strikeforce GP Semifinals Conference Call Highlights

A quartet of MMA?s premier heavyweights face off in less than two weeks as part of the semifinal round of Strikeforce?s ongoing World Grand Prix with the race to the finish line made even more wide-open by the removal of Alistair Overeem for health-related and contractual reasons. Ready to rumble on September 10 in Cincinnati, [...]

Source: http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2011/08/30/strikeforce-gp-semifinals-real-time-conference-call-highlights/

Viacheslav Datsik Marcus Davis  Tony DeSouza  Edwin Dewees  Nick Diaz 

Shogun looked like a new man!

The lost must have motivated him. He looked more muscular than he has ever looked and came in equally as intense. He quickly beat Forrest who was putting up some good defense at first.

I think the...

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?75888-Shogun-looked-like-a-new-man!&goto=newpost

Logan The Pink Pounder Clark  Steve The Snake Claveau  Rich No Love Clementi  Mark The Hammer Coleman Wes Soldier Combs 

UFC RIO: Post-fight press conference

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/ufc-rio-post-fight-pc

Alex Andrade  Jermaine Andrè  Yoji Anjo  Ao Hailin  Shinya Aoki 

You tell us: Guida or a title shot for Ben Henderson?

Ben Henderson's dominating win over Jim Miller gave the UFC a conundrum. With a win, Miller was expected to take on the winner of Gray Maynard and Frankie Edgar's October title bout. Henderson threw a gigantic wrench in those plans.

Now, what to do with Henderson? Though he was non-committal immediately after his fight, Henderson has since said he is open to either a title shot or a bout with Clay Guida, who has been on an impressive run since losing to Kenny Florian late in 2009.

Clay Guida for the Battle of Crazy Hair and a title shot: Henderson's one recent loss is to Anthony Pettis, a fighter that Guida beat in June. Guida has four wins in a row, with three ending in submissions. With both Guida and Henderson coming off big wins, it would make the most sense to match them up, with the winner getting a shot at the UFC lightweight title.

Give 'Smooth' the title shot now: The beating he gave Miller (who was on a seven-fight win streak), the win over Mark Bocek (in Henderson's UFC debut), and the close (until the Showtime kick) loss to Anthony Pettis mean that Henderson is ready for a title shot. He has been in title fights before and has delivered. Give him a chance to show that readiness in the UFC.

Now, it's your turn to try some UFC matchmaking. What would you do with Henderson?

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/You-tell-us-Guida-or-a-title-shot-for-Ben-Hende?urn=mma-wp6031

Volk Han Joachim Hansen Antoni Hardonk Dan Hardy Lee Hasdell

Ex-WWE Diva Involved In Car Accident, Punk/Bryan/Ryder

– Former WWE Diva Tiffany (a/k/a Taryn Terrell) stated on Twitter that she totaled her car Monday night. The former Playboy model was taken to the hospital but did not suffer any serious injuries.
– Ring of Honor has announced that Glory By Honor will take place November 19th at the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge, IL. Tickets are currently on sale.
– Ringside Collectibles issued the following press release today:
CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, & Zack Ryder Invade NYC!
NEW YORK , NY ? RINGSIDE COLLECTIBLES, INC. presents the 8th annual RINGSIDE FEST, ...

Source: http://www.ifight365.com/2011/08/ex-wwe-diva-involved-in-car-accident-punkbryanryder/

Lorenzo Borgomeo  Kyle Bradley  Jai Bradney  Ebenezer Fontes Braga Chris Brennan