Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Tumultuous 2011 Impacts Yahoo! Sports, MMA Coverage

Earlier today, Yahoo producer Dave Doyle announced that this was his last day as MMA/Boxing editor over at Yahoo! Sports. Doyle stated the following message via social media website Twitter: Today is my last as MMA/boxing editor at Yahoo! Sports. It’s been an awesome ride working with great folks. Thanks for everything. Sources tell MMAPayout.com [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Payout/~3/kXFTGwqmrhU/

Jorge Gurgel Andre Gusmao Alexander Gustafsson Jaime Gutierrez Dave Gomez

Chael Sonnen Tweets InTheWeedz (Twitter Beef Shawty?!)

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

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?77803-Chael-Sonnen-Tweets-InTheWeedz-(Twitter-Beef-Shawty-!)&goto=newpost

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Gus Johnson: Any MMA Fighter Would Kill Pacquiao In the Cage

by Michael David SmithGus Johnson, the broadcaster who called the blow-by-blow on Manny Pacquiao's victory over Shane Mosley and who also calls Strikeforce fights on Showtime, has weighed in on the frequently discussed subject of how a boxer would do in MMA. And he doesn't like any boxer's chances.

In a radio interview with Dan Patrick, Johnson was asked how Pacquiao would do in an MMA fight against an MMA fighter, and Johnson said it's ridiculous to even think Pacquiao could last.

"He'd get killed," Johnson said of Pacquiao in the cage. "No question. Tapped out, easily. In a minute."

 

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Source: http://mmafighting.com/2011/05/13/gus-johnson-any-mma-fighter-would-kill-pacquiao-in-the-cage/

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Strikeforce Weigh Ins Overeem Werdum Barnett Rogers Griggs Noons Masvidal - Strikeforce

SHOWTIME Sports presents the official weigh-in for the Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournment. Check out all ten fiighters on the super-sized June 18th fight card: Chad Griggs, Valentijn Overeem, Daniel Cormier, Jeff Monson, KJ Noons, and Jorge Masvidal. Plus headliners Brett Rogers, Josh Barnett, Alistair Overeem, and Fabricio Werdum.

Source: http://mmalice.com/strikeforce/strikeforce-weigh-ins-overeem-werdum-barnett-rogers-griggs-noons-masvidal-video_ef4f0192c.html

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Hockey Fight of the Day: Zack Smith vs. Kyle Chipchura

Phoenix and Ottawa couldn’t be much more different in terms of landscape or history where hockey is concerned but that doesn’t mean the Phoenix Coyotes are anything close to suiting up a bunch of players opposing teams can push around. Were there any doubt, the Coyotes’ Kyle Chipchura sunk his teeth into the Ottawa Senators’ [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/01/28/hockey-fight-of-the-day-zack-smith-vs-kyle-chipchura

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Dude lands 1st snowmobile front flip at 2012 x games

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQLCO9JkVeE

That's pretty sweet. I wouldn't want to be on the losing end of that

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Rashad Evans: ?Whether I win, lose, or draw I?m gonna put on a good show for you guys.?

This Saturday night won?t mark the first time UFC light heavyweight Rashad Evans has headlined a show but even he understands fighting in the main event on the first major FOX card means more than any match-up he?s been in before. It?s a distinction Evans embraces as a competitor who is not only confident in [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/01/24/rashad-evans-%e2%80%9cwhether-i-win-lose-or-draw-i%e2%80%99m-gonna-put-on-a-good-show-for-you-guys-%e2%80%9d

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WWE RAW Review: Let?s Get Ready to Rumble

The slow simmer on the feud between CM Punk and ?GM Skunk? (i.e. Interim GM and Executive VP of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis) was turned up to a boil on last night?s RAW for a final tease before this weekend?s Royal Rumble PPV where Punk will defend his WWE Championship against Dolph Ziggler with Laurinaitis [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/01/24/wwe-raw-review-let%e2%80%99s-get-ready-to-rumble

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Ultimate Fighter 13 winner Tony Ferguson meets Dennis Hallman at UFC on Fox 3 in May

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

After notching his third straight win to kick off his UFC career in December, Ultimate Fighter season 13 winner Tony Ferguson will return to action on May 5 in a bout with Dennis Hallman at UFC on Fox 3.

The UFC's Latin America Twitter account announced the bout, with the UFC's official Twitter account confirming the matchup.

Ferguson knocked out Ramsey Nijem in June to capture the title of Ultimate Fighter, then dropped to the lightweight division, where he has since stopped Aaron Riley and taken out Yves Edwards by decision in December.

Hallman dropped back to lightweight for his last bout, and made quick work of John Makdessi with a first round submission.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/quicknews/article_12338.shtml

Royce Gracie Royler Gracie Ryan Gracie Peter Graham Forrest Griffin

Sots Injured, Gomi Gets New Opponent

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/ufc-144-fight-card-updates

Rashad Evans Urijah Faber Wagnney Fabiano Kevin Kimbo Slice Ferguson Paulo Filho

The Hot Seat - UFC on FOX 2: Evans vs. Davis

The UFC is back on Fox this Saturday night as they present what is the first official show under their deal with the broadcasting giant. They had a trial run back in November which saw only one bout televised. Of course that fight was for the UFC heavyweight champ and fans witnessed the title change [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/01/26/the-hot-seat-ufc-on-fox-2-evans-vs-davis

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The Blueprint - Diaz vs. Condit

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/The-Blueprint-Diaz-vs-Condit

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Following mistaken identity, UFC boss Dana White apologizes to harassment victim

UFC president Dana White was looking to offer an apology but nearly found himself in an unpleasant situation.

"I get my gun before answering the door," Julie Breeler told Las Vegas' FOX 5. "I crack the door and say, 'Yes?' He says, 'Julie Breeler?' and I'm like, 'Yes.' He says, 'Hi, I'm Dana White.'"

White visited Breeler's home to offer a personal apology for hundreds of harassing phone calls she received after her information was mistakenly released by hackers who were trying to attack the UFC boss.


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Don Barr Pat Barry  Vitor Belfort  Robert Berry David Bielkheden

Chris Weidman: From parents? basement to network TV

CHICAGO -- Ten months ago, Chris Weidman was living in his parents' basement with his wife and daughter. After winning three straight fights in the UFC, he will challenge Demian Maia on the UFC's second show on network television.

At Wednesday's open workouts for UFC on Fox 2, Weidman said he has not had time to sit back and think about all he's accomplished in such a short time.

"I really haven't set back to think about it all in a 10-month period. It started getting tough. Any amount of money at that point was going to get me to come," Weidman said.

When he took the fight with Alessio Sakara last March, he was on the verge of signing with Bellator. He even had dinner reservations to celebrate the signing, but gave himself more time to consider the contract. Waiting opened the door for the UFC to sign him.

By July, he had a decision over Sakara and a submission of Jesse Bongfeldt, and a new home for his wife and now two-year-old daughter Cassidy.

Weidman's spot on the card this weekend was just as surprising. When Mark Munoz was injured last week, the UFC had to scramble to create a card that would make people tune in to Fox. Michael Bisping was given the spot against Chael Sonnen, leaving a hole on the card to fight Maia. Weidman, who beat Tom Lawlor in November, was called.

"At the time, I was surprised, because I thought I was going to fight April 22. But I had a funny feeling that something was going to end up happening.

The bout against Maia was too good to pass up, even on 10 days notice.

"At first it was that I'm not going to fight him this week. I'm going to fight him eventually. March, April. Once I talked to my coach and decided that, they came back and said he doesn't want to leave this card. I got so excited to fight Maia at that point, I didn't care where or when."

His first concern was weight. Weidman said he was around 217 lbs. last week. Though he says that his weight is fine now, he had to turn down the comfort food his wife was cooking.

"First thing was my weight. My wife was making sloppy joes, and I was like, 'No more sloppy joes for me!' I headed to the gym, ate a spoonful of peanut butter, and that's it for me."

Beating Maia, an accomplished grappler, would push Weidman ever closer to a title shot. Though fighters taking bouts on short notice are often in a no-lose situation, Weidman sees this bout as a must-win.

"I don't see it [as no-lose]. I see it as I have to win this fight. If I win this fight, it puts me on a list of contenders, and closer to getting that belt."

His intention is not to just fight for the UFC middleweight belt, but also to fight in his home state of New York. Currently, MMA is illegal in New York.

"My main goal is obviously to not only get the belt, but fight at Madison Square Garden in New York. It would be a dream come true. They have to legalize it, but at the right time so I can be fighting on it for the belt."

Weidman hopes the shows on Fox will help change perceptions on fighters.

"We're 100 percent athletes. Just turn on the TV and watch us. Come meet us. We're not those guys 10 years ago who were perceived as brutal. We're athletes. Good guys. Trying to make a living for our families."

Long Island's Weidman hopes to start New York on its winning ways. As a New York Giants fan, Weidman wants to see his team win the Super Bowl.

"I like Tom Brady, he's a pretty good guy, but we're coming after him."

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/chris-weidman-parents-basement-network-tv-000322783.html

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Matt Hughes expresses interest in fighting at least one more time

The MMA world has an answer from on-the fence welterweight Matt Hughes regarding the former UFC champion?s future in the Octagon. The 38-year old had weighed retirement after being knocked out in the opening round of his last two fights, the most recent instance coming in September against Josh Koscheck who put him away with [...]

Source: http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2012/01/30/matt-hughes-expresses-interest-in-fighting-at-least-one-more-time/

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Facebook to stream final prelim bouts for UFC 143 in Las Vegas

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Last Saturday night, for the first time since last April, the UFC did not air every undercard bout for an event, as the Chris Camozzi vs. Dustin Jacoby bout went unseen by those not at the United Center in Chicago.

This Saturday's UFC 143 event, however, will return to having all bouts aired in some fashion, as the two preliminary card bouts not airing on FX will stream live on Facebook. The full card is below:

Main Pay-Per-View Card

* Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz (Interim Welterweight Championship)
* Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum
* Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce
* Renan Barao vs. Scott Jorgensen
* Ed Herman vs. Clifford Starks

FX Preliminary Card

* Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier
* Henry Martinez vs. Matt Riddle
* Alex Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa
* Matt Brown vs. Chris Cope

Facebook Preliminary Card

* Dan Stittgen vs. Stephen Thompson
* Rafael Natal vs. Michael Kuiper

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/quicknews/article_12325.shtml

Rashad Evans Urijah Faber Wagnney Fabiano Kevin Kimbo Slice Ferguson Paulo Filho

UFC on Fox 2 Results: Chris Weidman Earns Decision Win Over Demian Maia

Middleweight prospect Chris Weidman remained unbeaten with a split decision over Demian Maia in a slow and sloppy opening fight on Saturday's UFC on Fox 2 main card in Chicago.

Source: http://mmafrenzy.com/27372/ufc-on-fox-2-results-chris-weidman-earns-decision-win-over-demian-maia/

Shane The Engineer Carwin  Jason Hollywood Chambers Ryo Piranha Chonan  Dan The Sandman Christison  Logan The Pink Pounder Clark 

Hockey Fight of the Day: Chris Thorburn vs. Michael Rupp Round 2

Yesterday we looked as the Winnipeg Jets’ Chris Thornburn put a beating on the New York Rangers’ Michael Rupp. While there was no question Thornburn got the best of Rupp in the exchange, the 32-year old Rupp came looking for revenge later in the game and got into it a second time with Thornburn. Did [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/01/27/hockey-fight-of-the-day-chris-thorburn-vs-michael-rupp-round-2

Murilo Bustamante  Grant Campbell  Gesias JZ Calvancante  Luiz Cane  Dos Caras Jr  

Official weigh in results for Saturday?s UFC on FOX event

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/FOX-weigh-in-official

Hermes Franca Rich Franklin Ian Freeman Don Frye Tony Fryklund

Monday, 30 January 2012

Bisping continues to question Sonnen?s manhood over low testosterone

CHICAGO -- Maybe it's a good thing Michael Bisping and Chael Sonnen didn't have months to promote their fight tomorrow night on the UFC on Fox 2 at the United Center. One can only imagine the depths the trash talk would've sunk to.

Sonnen's testosterone replacement therapy is the popular subject this week for the Brit, who suggests that the American is less than a complete male. Early in the week on HDNet, Bisping alleged that Sonnen has a physical abnormality.

"[...] He's been submitted more times than I care to mention. Not to mention, the last time he lost a fight by submission, there were some issues involving performance enhancing drugs," Bisping said. "I don't know what the deal is. Apparently, he has one testicle. One testicle! This is why he uses performance enhancing drugs. He's gonna need more than one little ball to fight me next weekend!"

Sonnen served a one-year suspension for not properly disclosing that he was undergoing testosterone replacement therapy before his UFC 117 fight in California. Bisping is not a fan of fighter using TRT.

"If Sonnen needs TRT, then he's is the wrong sport. If you need TRT, then perhaps you should be carrying a purse and a handbag, and wearing a dress," Bisping told The Telegraph's Gareth A. Davies. "This is a fight sport, and Alpha males shouldn't need testosterone from anywhere else."

Strangely enough, that quote emerged from a conversation where Bisping discussed using a sports psychologist. That topic could certainly open the door for some counter-fire from Sonnen. Stay tuned, there's still 30-plus hours until the fight.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/bisping-continues-sonnen-manhood-over-low-testoterone-194252587.html

Delson Heleno Dan Henderson Josh Hendricks Ed Herman Heath Herring

Danger

Kids got talent.
Kinda a cheesy show, but I like it.
Red is kinda hot.

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Delson Heleno Dan Henderson Josh Hendricks Ed Herman Heath Herring

Rashad Evans: ?Whether I win, lose, or draw I?m gonna put on a good show for you guys.?

This Saturday night won?t mark the first time UFC light heavyweight Rashad Evans has headlined a show but even he understands fighting in the main event on the first major FOX card means more than any match-up he?s been in before. It?s a distinction Evans embraces as a competitor who is not only confident in [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/01/24/rashad-evans-%e2%80%9cwhether-i-win-lose-or-draw-i%e2%80%99m-gonna-put-on-a-good-show-for-you-guys-%e2%80%9d

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Dana White talks after UFC 137 "I Will Never Trust Nick Diaz Again" - Dana White

Nick Diaz was a no-show at the UFC 137 press conference in Las Vegas - just like he was a no-show at the press conference in Toronto the day before. Dana White decided enough is enough and axed him from the card, giving Carlos Condit the title shot in his place. In this interview with MMA:30's Dave Farra; Dana White talks about the trust lost, why he thinks he'll never heard from Diaz again, and touches on Overreem vs. Lesnar and the UFC's return to Japan. See more videos at MMA30.com

Source: http://mmalice.com/dana-white/dana-white-talks-after-ufc-137-i-will-never-trust-nick-diaz-again-video_43e266c70.html

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Mike Russow

How far can this guy go in the HW division? Next to Bisping he's the most underrated fighter in the UFC I think. His only loss was back in 07 against...

Source: http://www.mmaforum.com/ufc/99394-mike-russow.html

Hermes Franca Rich Franklin Ian Freeman Don Frye Tony Fryklund

UFC on FOX 2's Lavar Johnson scores big as first Strikeforce heavyweight crossover

CHICAGO - Welcome to the big show, Lavar Johnson.

Johnson, the first Strikeforce heavyweight to compete in the UFC following the recent Showtime-Strikeforce television deal, managed to accomplish something no other UFC fighter had ever done to Joey Beltran: stop him with strikes.

The fight took place on the FUEL TV-televised preliminary card of Saturday's UFC on FOX 2 event, which took place at Chicago's United Center.


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Writer's Nitpicking Comments About Strikeforce Commentator Pat Miletich Epitome Of Media's Attitude Towards Strikeforce

Source: http://www.watchkalibrun.com/2011/1/10/1927102/writers-nitpicking-comments-about-strikeforce-commentator-pat

Cody Guinn Jorge Gurgel Andre Gusmao Alexander Gustafsson Jaime Gutierrez

CM Punk retains title, Sheamus emerges as last man standing at Royal Rumble 2012

One of the biggest nights in sports entertainment arrived earlier tonight with the annual Royal Rumble, a card highlighted of course by an over-the-top melee featuring thirty competitors hoping to earn a headlining spot at Wrestlemania. This year?s show also featured two title-fights and a major pay-off pairing with John Cena colliding with the hate-ridden [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/01/29/wwe-royal-rumble-2012-results

Matt Andersen  Alex Andrade  Jermaine Andrè  Yoji Anjo  Ao Hailin 

Feeling down? Chael Sonnen : Motivational speaker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMd9QiHGeJ4

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?77780-Feeling-down-Chael-Sonnen-Motivational-speaker&goto=newpost

Edwin Dewees  Nick Diaz  Tadhg Steamfist Dixon Joe Doerksen  Chris Dolman

Chael Sonnen - Psychotherapist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOWLe8VYMkA

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?77750-Chael-Sonnen-Psychotherapist&goto=newpost

David Baron  Phil Baroni Don Barr Pat Barry  Vitor Belfort 

Lavar Johnson 'scores big'.

Image: http://mmajunkie.com/dyn/images/fighters/lavar-johnson-7.jpg


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Source: http://www.mmaforum.com/ufc/99375-lavar-johnson-scores-big.html

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Rashad Evans earns title shot with UFC on Fox 2 decision

CHICAGO -- In a bout to decide the next light heavyweight title contender, Rashad Evans controlled Phil Davis on his way to a unanimous decision at the United Center on Saturday night. The judges saw it 50-45 on all three cards for Evans.

Davis landed a spinning leg kick, then ducked low into a takedown. Evans pushed him into the fence and fended off the takedown attempt. Every time Davis came in to try to get the takedown, Evans made him pay with a punch or two. Evans got a takedown at the 1:30 point of the first round, then moved to side control. From there, he put Davis into a crucifix hold and landed a bevy of short punches.

In the second round, Evans was aggressive, landing several punches early in the round. They clinched, but things slowed down considerably. They had a few striking exchanges, with Evans coming out on top. In the last 30 seconds, Evans took Davis down and again landed punches from side control.

[ Related: Evans earns his UFC title shot vs. Jones ]

Davis shot in for a takedown to start the third round. Davis drove him against the fence until he finally got the takedown. Evans reversed position and landed several lefts to Davis' face. They returned to their feet, and Davis got another takedown, and Evans returned to his feet while Davis held on for dear life.

Early in the fourth round, Davis landed a punishing rib kick, but Evans did not slow down. He continued to move forward, stalking Davis around the cage. When Davis shot in for a takedown, Evans fended him off before getting a takedown of his own.

Evans started the fifth round with a huge strike, and then held off Davis' attack. Evans caught a kick, then as he held the single leg, punched Davis until he went down. He stretched Davis into side control, and continued to land punches even as Davis worked to his feet. Evans controlled the rest of the round the way he controlled the whole fight.

With this win, Evans should punch his ticket for a fight with Jon Jones. The UFC announced Saturday that Jones' next bout will be in April in Atlanta. As long as Evans is healthy, the bout should be his.

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Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/rashad-evans-earns-title-shot-ufc-fox-2-031605165.html

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Sunday, 29 January 2012

Chael Sonnen - Creature of Habit

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/Chael-Sonnen-Creature-of-Habit

Rickson Gracie Rodrigo Gracie Roger Gracie Rolles Gracie Royce Gracie

UFC on FOX 2 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Stream

The UFC on FOX 2 post-fight press conference will stream live in the video player above following the UFC on FOX 2 broadcast.

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Forrest Griffin Tyson Griffin Karn Grigorian Karen Grigoryan Kendall Grove

UFC on FOX 2 preview: Title shots promised, but uncertainty lingers

These days, fans can be satisfied with one title match in a UFC headliner. Two? That's a big-time card.

With some 40 events expected for 2012, they'll have to get used to a whole lot more main events contested for no other glory than the possibility of title contention - not the promise.

No gold is on the line Saturday at UFC on FOX 2, but the event features two No. 1 contender bouts that promise to shape the immediate future of the middleweight and light-heavyweight divisions.


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Matt Hamill Volk Han Joachim Hansen Antoni Hardonk Dan Hardy

Basic Techniques in MMA

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Jason Ellis Aleksander Emelianenko Fedor Emelianenko Yasubey Enomoto Mark Epstein

what's for brakfast this morning

I have some bacon on the stove and im about to drink a cold one :)

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Nick Diaz  Tadhg Steamfist Dixon Joe Doerksen  Chris Dolman Edson Drago 

Photos from UFC?s first FX event

Check out pictures from the UFC's first full event on FX from Tracy Lee. The gallery includes Pat Barry's unique celebration, Jorge Rivera's final bout and more.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/photos-ufc-first-fx-event-155109353.html

Mark The Hammer Coleman Wes Soldier Combs  Ray Cooper  Kit Cope  Wesley Cabbage Correira 

Tensions Flare Between Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping

Source: http://mmasportsreport.com/926/tensions-flare-between-chael-sonnen-and-michael-bisping

Edwin Dewees  Nick Diaz  Tadhg Steamfist Dixon Joe Doerksen  Chris Dolman

Chael Sonnen Agrees to Fight Anderson Silva in Brazil, Still Not Convinced It Will Happen

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CHICAGO -- Watch below as Chael Sonnen talks about his win over Michael Bisping at UFC on FOX 2, whether he thought the fight would play out that way, fighting on FOX and why doesn't think the Anderson Silva rematch will happen.

 

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Source: http://www.mmafighting.com/2012/01/29/chael-sonnen-agrees-to-fight-anderson-silva-in-brazil-still-not/

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Jorge Rivera - Tribute to A Fighter

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/Jorge-Rivera-Tribute-to-A-Fighter

Hermes Franca Rich Franklin Ian Freeman Don Frye Tony Fryklund

UFC on FOX 2 Results ? Evans, Sonnen, Weidman pick up wins

The UFC’s second show on Fox television takes place from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, January 28th. Three fights are set for the main card on Fox which kicks off at 8:00pm ET. The preliminary card can be seen live on FUEL TV beginning at 5:00pm ET. If you cannot watch live [...]

UFC on FOX 2 Results – Evans, Sonnen, Weidman pick up wins is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News

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Andrei "The Pit Bull" Arlovski Recorded Live Video Chat July 8th 2011 - Andrei Arlovski

Andrei "The Pit Bull" Arlovski Recorded Live Video Chat July 8th 2011 Video by Andrei Arlovski

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Hey @clayguida

Is it bad that I asked if ditka’s was a mediterranean restaurant?? Lol

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Dan Bobish Vagam Bodjukyan Kotetsu Boku  Tony Bonello Stephan Bonnar

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping Trade Shots On FUEL TV

Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping finally came face-to-face last night in a duel interview with FUEL TV’s Ariel Helwani. Check out the video to see what happened.

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Junie Browning Paul Buentello  Josh Burkman  Mikey Burnett  Murilo Bustamante 

Rashad Evans cruises to title-shot with convincing decision win over Phil Davis

The UFC was back on network television tonight with a PPV-worthy lineup featuring two fights likely to determine two top divisional contenders. In addition to the co-headlining bouts between Michael Bisping-Chael Sonnen and Phil Davis-Rashad Evans, the main broadcast of UFC on FOX 2 also featured submission specialist Demian Maia taking on unbeaten All-American wrestler [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/01/28/ufc-on-fox-2-real-time-results

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

[LIVE NOW!] Bad Boy Presents Bloody Elbow Radio - Episode 129: UFC On Fox Results Review

Source: http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/1/28/2754469/bad-boy-presents-bloody-elbow-radio-episode-129-ufc-on-fox-results

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

Michael Bisping: ?I dont give a s*** who fans are cheering for, all I care about is winning?

Source: http://mmasportsreport.com/914/michael-bisping-i-dont-give-a-s-who-fans-are-cheering-for-all-i-care-about-is-winning

Grant Campbell  Gesias JZ Calvancante  Luiz Cane  Dos Caras Jr   Phil Cardella

UFC on FOX 2 ? Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis Video Preview

Undefeated light heavyweight Phil Davis says that he is a better wrestler than former Rashad Evans and he is confident where ever the fight plays out. Evans is excited to fight again and ready to impose his will on Davis in order to get another shot at the title. UFC on FOX 2 – Rashad [...]

UFC on FOX 2 – Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis Video Preview is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News

Source: http://www.mmainterplay.com/ufc-news/ufc-on-fox-2-rashad-evans-vs-phil-davis-video-preview-56751/

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Despite recent controversial loss, UFC on FOX 2's Roop keeps faith in judges

George Roop calls it like he sees it, and when people say he shouldn't ever go to the judges, he disagrees.

"I don't think that's fair, man," he told MMAjunkie.com Radio. "That's what judges are there for. Especially at this level in the UFC, it's tough to finish guys.

"You're fighting the most elite guys in the world, and I really feel that you should be able to leave it in the judges' hands sometimes."


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Aldrin de Jesus  Todd Duffee  Marvin Eastman  Stav Crazy Bear Economou  Yves Edwards 

Lyoto Machida interested in fight with Dan Henderson

With Rashad Evans a win away from earning his long awaited shot at Jon Jones? title it seems fellow top contender, Dan Henderson, could be left in limbo if things play out as expected. However, at least one 205er has stepped up to say he?s interested in fighting the legendary light heavyweight if that?s the [...]

Source: http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2012/01/27/lyoto-machida-interested-in-fight-with-dan-henderson/

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Miguel Torres returns at UFC 145 against Michael McDonald

Bantamweight Miguel Torres? next opponent became official last night when the UFC revealed the popular bantamweight would take on rising youngster Michael McDonald in April at UFC 145. Torres is coming off a win at UFC 139 but more importantly, at least in terms of his career, returning to the organization after a brief falling [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/01/21/miguel-torres-returns-at-ufc-145-against-michael-mcdonald

Cyril Abidi  Daniel Acacio Bernard Ackah  Terrance Aflague Yoshihiro Akiyama 

WatchKalibRun is Closing Its Doors -- The Last Post

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Roan Jucao Carneiro Shane The Engineer Carwin  Jason Hollywood Chambers Ryo Piranha Chonan  Dan The Sandman Christison 

Video - Chael Sonnen tells ESPN's Dan Le Betard it's "the year 2000-and-Chael"

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Chael Sonnen gave a very Chael Sonnen-esque interview on ESPN this afternoon with Miami radio host and ESPN personality Dan Le Betard. Holding a UFC Championship belt over his shoulder, Sonnen deflected questions, asked his own, and much more. See it for yourself below:



Video URL: http://youtu.be/BF5BIBh-mSM

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/quicknews/article_12289.shtml

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UFC on Fox 2 Weigh-In Results: All Fighters Make Weight for ?Evans vs. Davis?

Weigh-ins for Saturday's UFC on Fox 2 event took place this afternoon in Chicago, where all 20 fighters made weight, including Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis and Chael Sonnen vs. Michael Bisping.

Source: http://mmafrenzy.com/27348/ufc-on-fox-2-weigh-in-results/

Noboru Asahi Marcus Aurelio  Mikhail Avetisyan Luiz Azeredo  Luciano Azevedo 

UFC on FOX 2 official weigh-in results: Contender fights official as all hit mark

CHICAGO - MMAjunkie.com was on scene and reporting live from today's UFC on FOX 2 official fighter weigh-ins, where all 20 event competitors successfully made weight for Saturday's event.

Today's festivities took place at The Chicago Theatre, and a vocal crowd made their presence known as event headliners Rashad Evans (205) and Phil Davis (205) hit the scale.

Co-headliners Michael Bisping (185) and Chael Sonnen (185) also received vocal welcomes before standing forehead-to-forehead and engaging in a little last-minute trashtalk.


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Kyle Bradley  Jai Bradney  Ebenezer Fontes Braga Chris Brennan Marcelo Brito 

Friday, 27 January 2012

Hockey Fight of the Day: Greg Campbell vs. Brad Mills

Two of the most decorated, yet notoriously toughest, teams in the NHL are unquestionably the Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils. Both squads hooked up last night on the ice and, as might be expected, a handful of brawls broke out. One in particular that stood out came courtesy of the Devils’ Brad Mills and [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/01/20/hockey-fight-of-the-day-greg-campbell-vs-brad-mills

Alex Andrade  Jermaine Andrè  Yoji Anjo  Ao Hailin  Shinya Aoki 

DW's UFC On Fox Vlog

Source: http://www.mmanews.com/video/MMANewsDotCom/1132

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Wonder why Mark Munoz had to pull out of Chael Sonnen fight? Check out the junk doctors removed from his elbow

Mark Munoz lost out on a huge opportunity when he had to bail on his UFC on Fox 2 fight against Chael Sonnen.

It looks like the middleweight contender had no choice. The injured elbow that got operated on, had that stuff floating around in it.

Munoz faces 4-6 weeks of recovery time and hopes to return to the Octagon in May. Michael Bisping was bumped up the card to face Sonnen with Chris Weidman sliding into Bisping's spot against Demian Maia.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/wonder-why-mark-munoz-had-pull-chael-sonnen-214943328.html

Yasubey Enomoto Mark Epstein Tom Big Cat Erickson Martinsh Egle Eric Butterbean Esch

I?ve avoided it the last two times I?ve been here

But here I am!

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The mouths that roared: With Munoz hurt, Bisping vs. Sonnen now set for UFC on Fox 2

If you thought Chael Sonnen was being a little too polite in the lead up to his fight against Mark Munoz, problem solved. Munoz had to back out of the fight due to an injury and now the brash Sonnen will face one of MMA top heels in Michael Bisping on Jan. 28 on the UFC on Fox 2 card in Chicago.

Dana White confirmed the news minutes ago on Twitter.

You'll also notice White said Sonnen-Bisping is a UFC middleweight title contender fight. It's a huge break for Bisping, who was probably two wins away from getting a shot at Anderson Silva.

Silva is currently sidelined with shoulder issues. He may return during the summer, but last week suggested to Brazilian media sources that his absence may be extended into the fall.

Bisping has long been a target of fans and other fighters. Sonnen is a huge trash talker. The lead up to the fight could reach epic proportions.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/mouths-roared-munoz-hurt-bisping-vs-sonnen-now-222513314.html

Matt Andersen  Alex Andrade  Jermaine Andrè  Yoji Anjo  Ao Hailin 

UFC Releases Featherweight Junior Assuncao

The UFC released featherweight Junior Assuncao on Monday following his loss to Ross Pearson last month at UFC 141, which snapped a seven-fight win streak.

Source: http://mmafrenzy.com/27320/ufc-releases-featherweight-junior-assuncao/

Tomasz Drwal Joe Hybrid Duarte Aldrin de Jesus  Todd Duffee  Marvin Eastman 

"Why's he grabbing his shoulder like that? Is there a bug?"

Source: http://www.watchkalibrun.com/2011/1/10/1927489/whys-he-grabbing-his-shoulder-like-that-is-there-a-bug

Yoji Anjo  Ao Hailin  Shinya Aoki  Andrei Arlovski  Ricardo Arona 

Dana White: ?Anybody that?s ever said that they didn?t know what?s being put in their body is full of sh*t.?

If Muhammed Lawal and Cristiane Santos were hoping the team at Zuffa would be understanding in regards to the situation surrounding their recent drug tests it appears they?re in for some disappointment. Lawal and Santos, who are both currently facing discipline after testing positive for PED usage, each made excuses for the result rather than [...]

Source: http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2012/01/26/dana-white-anybody-thats-ever-said-that-they-didnt-know-whats-being-put-in-their-body-is-full-of-sht/

Alex Andrade  Jermaine Andrè  Yoji Anjo  Ao Hailin  Shinya Aoki 

The Blueprint - Evans vs. Davis

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/The-Blueprint-Evans-vs-Davis

Dai Shuanghai  Mac Danzig  Karen Darabedyan Viacheslav Datsik Marcus Davis 

The mouths that roared: With Munoz hurt, Bisping vs. Sonnen now set for UFC on Fox 2

If you thought Chael Sonnen was being a little too polite in the lead up to his fight against Mark Munoz, problem solved. Munoz had to back out of the fight due to an injury and now the brash Sonnen will face one of MMA top heels in Michael Bisping on Jan. 28 on the UFC on Fox 2 card in Chicago.

Dana White confirmed the news minutes ago on Twitter.

You'll also notice White said Sonnen-Bisping is a UFC middleweight title contender fight. It's a huge break for Bisping, who was probably two wins away from getting a shot at Anderson Silva.

Silva is currently sidelined with shoulder issues. He may return during the summer, but last week suggested to Brazilian media sources that his absence may be extended into the fall.

Bisping has long been a target of fans and other fighters. Sonnen is a huge trash talker. The lead up to the fight could reach epic proportions.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/mouths-roared-munoz-hurt-bisping-vs-sonnen-now-222513314.html

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