Friday, 30 November 2012

Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosley: Live Round-by-Round Updates

by Michael David SmithManny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosley is one of the most anticipated boxing matches of the year.MMA Fighting has a Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosley live blog for round-by-round updates for one of the top boxing fights of the year.

The main event will start a little after 11:30PM ET. Check out our Pacquiao vs. Mosley results page to find out what happened on the undercard.

 

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Source: http://mmafighting.com/2011/05/07/manny-pacquiao-vs-shane-mosley-live-round-by-round-updates/

Lyman Good Gary Goodridge Gerard Gordeau Jonathan Goulet Wilson Gouveia

If you were born 100 - 150 years ago, what do you think your job would have been?

I reckon I would have been a miner, railway layer or dock worker probably. Not much else going on in this part of the world then. Thank god I am...

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Chris Weidman aiming for Octagon return in early 2013

UFC middleweight Chris Weidman had a rough end to his year after a 2012 campaign solidifying his status as one of the division?s top competitors and lending weight to claims of being top contender. The 28-year old not only saw his home suffer severe damage resulting from Hurricane Sandy, but he was also forced to [...]

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Ask the Fight Doc: What do you make of Nick Denis' unexpected MMA retirement?

Promising UFC bantamweight Nick Denis caught many surprise when he announced his MMA retirement on Thursday.

As the former Ph.D. student detailed in his blog, Denis was concerned about brain injury and decided to call it quits at just 29 years old.

MMAjunkie.com medical columnist and consultant Dr. Johnny Benjamin read Denis' blog and gives his thoughts on the fighter's decision.


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Ryo Piranha Chonan  Dan The Sandman Christison  Logan The Pink Pounder Clark  Steve The Snake Claveau  Rich No Love Clementi 

Ex-UFC fighter Dennis Hallman says house burned down prior to Thanksgiving

Former UFC fighter Dennis Hallman is undoubtedly on an unlucky streak.

Weeks after the UFC released him from the promotion, the veteran fighter today said via social media that his house burned down on the night before Thanksgiving.

Hallman said no one, including his kids, was injured during the blaze.


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

Nate Diaz out to stop Ben Henderson at UFC on Fox 5, doesn't think he can win a decision

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By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Nick Diaz's loss to Carlos Condit in February has the Cesar Gracie camp a little paranoid and wary of any fight going to the judges moving forward with the Diaz brothers, and its with that mindset that Nate enters next weekend's UFC on Fox 5 event.

Speaking with Inside MMA on AXS TV on Monday, Diaz said he needed to do everything in his power to stop Benson Henderson, because he doesn't think things will go his way if it reaches the judges.

"I don't think I've got any chance of winning any type of decision," Diaz said (transcribed by MMAFighting.com). "So I got to go out there and do what I can do, try to finish my opponent, try to be the better fighter and win the fight. But, either way, if it goes to decision, I'm going to be the one out-scoring and out-pointing, out-doing him."

It's a thought process reinforced by his trainer, Cesar Gracie, who added his thoughts to the proceedings on the show as well.

"Unfortunately, pretty much it is [the camp's mindset now]," Gracie said. "It's almost like in Nick's case, he figures he's fighting his opponent and he's fighting the judges. So he's got to finish people. These guys fight like that anyways."

"Unfortunately we've got to get those finishes, or maybe win something so lopsided that we get a decision. We saw that with B.J. Penn. I've never really seen a close decision where the nod was given to the Diaz's. I always see them, if it's close they're going to lose. I don't know why. I think maybe the judges really don't care for them that much."

Penick's Analysis: There's no conspiracy against the Diaz brothers when it comes to judging, but it's definitely tough to be on the wrong end of close decisions more than once, and it's not surprising they feel the way they do. Still, when you go back to the Condit fight, just as many people feel Condit should have won that fight given what actually happened in the cage, so now in Nate's case, it's got to be a great performance to leave no doubt that he's the better fighter next Saturday in Seattle. It may take him finding a way to stop Ben Henderson, but if he does what he has to do, he shouldn't need to worry about the judges.

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Robert Berry David Bielkheden Michael Bisping  Dan Bobish Vagam Bodjukyan

OneFC CEO Cui sees fight network as a sign of ?exponential growth of MMA in Asia?

MMA Payout had the opportunity to speak with OneFC CEO Victor Cui about the company?s recent agreement with Glory Sports International to a fighter exchange program. ?[The move] shows the exponential growth of MMA in Asia,? Cui added, ?It?s a distinct Asian approach.? Cui points to the collaborative and inclusive approach of the OneFC Network [...]

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MMA Top 10 Middleweights: Intrigue Grows at 185 Pounds

by Michael David SmithAnderson Silva defended his title against Vitor Belfort at UFC 126.We haven't updated our rankings of the Top 10 middleweights in mixed martial arts in quite some time because, frankly, Anderson Silva has made it a boring division.

That's not to say Silva is boring: When he's on his game, he's as exciting as any athlete this sport has ever seen. And it's not to say the other fighters in the division are boring: There have been plenty of good middleweight scraps over the last few months.

But ranking the middleweight division can get boring because not much changes: It's always Silva on top, and a familiar cast of characters competing for the right to be Silva's next victim.

But there are some indications that the middleweight division in mixed martial arts might be getting a little more interesting. Yushin Okami is finally scheduled to get the title shot that was promised to him months ago, Chael Sonnen is finally getting close to being cleared for a return, and the addition of Strikeforce middleweights (starting in July with Jason Mayhem Miller and likely including Strikeforce champ Jacare Souza soon) may inject some new blood into the middleweight class.

So now is a good time to update our list of the Top 10 middleweights in mixed martial arts, keeping an eye on what's ahead for Silva and the other top fighters.

 

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Source: http://mmafighting.com/2011/05/11/mma-top-10-middleweights-intrigue-grows-at-185-pounds/

Wes Soldier Combs  Ray Cooper  Kit Cope  Wesley Cabbage Correira  Patrick The Predator Côté 

Josh Barnett meets Nandor Guelmino at Strikeforce in January

Source: http://www.mmafighting.com/2012/11/29/3706972/josh-barnett-meets-nandor-guelmino-at-strikeforce-in-january

Clay Guida Jason Guida Melvin Guillard Cody Guinn Jorge Gurgel

Love seeing what Vegas has to offer! Hiking at spring mountain reserve today- thanks @yustzoo for the suggestion!

From My Inst@gram:

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UFC on FOX 5 includes prelims on FX and Facebook, Schaub-Johnson in featured bout

In addition to a stacked main card, next week's UFC on FOX 5 event includes a super-sized preliminary-card lineup with nine fights.

Unlike past UFC on FOX events, the featured prelims air on FX instead of FUEL TV.

In the main FX bout, which follows additional prelims on Facebook, heavyweights Brendan Schaub and Lavar Johnson clash at Seattle's KeyArena.


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Clay Guida Jason Guida Melvin Guillard Cody Guinn Jorge Gurgel

MMA Marketplace: Battle of the UFC 154 walkout shirts

With UFC 154 just days away, it's time to break down the main event in the most important aspect: the walkout shirts. What shirts will Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit wear to the cage and try to sell to you? Let's take a look.

On the left is GSP's shirt by Affliction. You can get it in the black and red that is shown, or in navy and orange if you love the best professional football team in the NFL. On the right, you see Condit's by Headrush. It has swords and stuff.

If these shirts foretell of the kind of fight we're going to see, we're headed for a boring bout that will end in an unsatisfying draw. Buy GSP's here for $53.99, and Condit's here for $35.95.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/mma-marketplace-battle-ufc-154-walkout-shirts-152051498--mma.html

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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Georges St-Pierre talks about how he was ?obsessed? after loss to Matt Serra

In 2006, Georges St-Pierre won the UFC welterweight championship, then quickly lost it to Matt Serra. Getting the belt back became an obsession for GSP. He talks about that obsession, and talks through the rematch with Serra here.

By the time he steps into the cage to fight Carlos Condit on Saturday at UFC 154, 1,673 days will have passed since he beat Serra. He beat Jon Fitch, B.J. Penn, Thiago Alves, Dan Hardy, Josh Koscheck and Jake Shields to hold onto the shiny piece of metal and leather. Save the win over Penn, GSP didn't finish any of those fights. Still, he's dominated his division for four years. Will that domination continue this weekend? Speak up in the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/georges-st-pierre-talks-obsessed-loss-matt-serra-211255258--mma.html

Matt Andersen  Alex Andrade  Jermaine Andrè  Yoji Anjo  Ao Hailin 

Strong MMA fighters who don't use weights (except maybe kettlebells)

Does anybody know of physically powerful MMA fighters who don't use weights? Or at least just use kettlebells at the most

Source: http://www.mmaforum.com/general-mma-discussion/107265-strong-mma-fighters-who-dont-use-weights-except-maybe-kettlebells.html

Phil Baroni Don Barr Pat Barry  Vitor Belfort  Robert Berry

UFC on Fox 5 Media Conference Call (Audio)

Source: http://mmasportsreport.com/2137/ufc-on-fox-5-media-conference-call-audio

Josh Hendricks Ed Herman Heath Herring Branden Lee Hinkle Tank Abbott

UFC on Fox 6 adds Krauss-Stumpf, Cedenblad-Natal to prelims

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By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

The UFC has set up two more fights for the UFC on Fox 6 card this January, as MMAJunkie.com reports that Pascal Krauss vs. Mike Stumpf and Magnus Cedenblad vs. Rafael Natal have both been added to the January 26 event in Chicago.

Krauss returns for the first time since suffering his first career loss last May at UFC on Fox 3. The German fighter dropped a decision to John Hathaway over a year and a half after his previous bout, then suffered an injury that took him out of a return fight in September. He'll now take on Stumpf, who himself is coming off a lengthy layoff due to injury. Stumpf last fought in September of 2011, losing his UFC debut against T.J. Waldburger.

Cedenblad and Natal are both also coming off of losses into the event. Cedenblad made his UFC debut in April at UFC on Fuel 2 in Sweden, losing to Francis Carmont, snapping a seven fight winning streak. Natal had a two-fight winning streak snapped in July, losing by head kick to Andrew Craig, bringing his UFC mark to 2-2-1.

UFC on Fox 6 takes place from the United Center in Chicago, headlined by a Flyweight Championship bout between Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson and John Dodson.

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Randy The Natural Couture  Dan Cramer Alberto Crane Marcio Pe de Pano Cruz Luke Cummo 

Anthony Pettis Doesn?t Respect Donald Cerrone

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UFC lightweight Anthony Pettis (15-2) tends to keep his emotions in check and focus on the task at hand. However, his next bout will feature some bad blood, as his January 26 tilt against Donald Cerrone (19-4) at UFC on FOX 6 has become personal rather than strictly professional as the result of some crass…

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Mikhail Avetisyan Luiz Azeredo  Luciano Azevedo  Ba Te er  Ryan Bader 

Nate Diaz Altercation May 12, 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu Expo

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UFC 153: Fabio Maldonado says UFC paid him more than his win bonus despite loss to Glover Teixeira

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By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

"This is a good or bad news. I just got a check in the mail from UFC, and I would like to share with friends and fans that for the fourth time, even getting my ass whooped like I had last fight, the UFC sent me more money than I would get if I had won the fights. Thanks Dana [White], Lorenzo [Fertitta], Joe Silva."

-Fabio Maldonado took to his Facebook page this weekend, revealing that the UFC has paid him above and beyond what he's been contracted to be paid.

Penick's Analysis: When Dana White says that we don't know how much the fighters are being paid, for the most part it's a correct statement. They do often go above and beyond what they're contractually obligated to pay, but that's not always the case. If you're not in their favor, if you have a poor fight, or if you simply don't perform the way they expect, that bonus check may not be coming. It's a very uncertain environment when it comes to pay, but when it happens the way Maldonado has experienced, it's certainly a pleasant surprise. Ultimately, the fighters are responsible for signing the contracts that they sign, so if they agree to a certain amount that's all they can expect, and if the UFC goes above that, great for them. But it doesn't happen with every fighter in every fight.

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Spencer Fisher Jon Fitch Kenny Florian Jesse Forbes Xavier Foupa Pokam

Kendall Grove Meets Mamed Khalidov in New KSW 21 Headliner

http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Promotion-Official-Kendall-Grove-Meets-Mamed-Khalidov-in-New-KSW-21-Headliner-47643


Kendall Grove will replace an injured Melvin Manhoef against Mamed Khalidov...

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BJ Penn Started Training Camp with 40 Percent Body Fat

Remember those less than flattering pictures of BJ Penn (Pictured) that surfaced on the Internet during UFC 148 weekend? How about what Rory MacDonald promised he would do to Penn if he didn’t enter their scrap in tip-top shape? Well, Penn caught wind of MacDonald’s comments, put down his Big Mac, bolted out of McDonald’s [...]

Source: http://www.5thRound.com/131962/bj-penn-started-training-camp-with-40-percent-body-fat/

Stephan Bonnar Lorenzo Borgomeo  Kyle Bradley  Jai Bradney  Ebenezer Fontes Braga

UFC's Dan Hardy plans future training sessions with St-Pierre, targets spring return

After a four-fight skid that had him thinking about retirement, Dan Hardy's evolution is continuing in the midst of a two-fight resurgence.

The former UFC welterweight title challenger is coming off a stint at Montreal's Tristar Gym to help champion and former nemesis Georges St-Pierre prepare for common opponent Carlos Condit.

And recently, the Brit revealed he is planning to train in the future with St-Pierre and the Tristar crew.


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Marcus Davis  Tony DeSouza  Edwin Dewees  Nick Diaz  Tadhg Steamfist Dixon

John Moraga and Chris Cariaso Round Out UFC 155 Card

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It appears that UFC 155 has its last fight scheduled.

The end-of-the-year card,...

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Rolles Gracie Royce Gracie Royler Gracie Ryan Gracie Peter Graham

UFC on FOX 5's FX-televised prelims add Easton-Assuncao and Siver-Phan

Two fights have joined FX's super-sized preliminary-card broadcast for next week's UFC on FOX 5 event at Seattle's KeyArena.

FX now airs six fights, not the usual four, prior to the Dec. 8's main-card broadcast on FOX.

The bouts include bantamweights Mike Easton vs. Raphael Assuncao and featherweights Dennis Siver vs. Nam Phan.


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Phil Baroni Don Barr Pat Barry  Vitor Belfort  Robert Berry

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Lorenz Larkin?s Manager: ?This is just totally unprofessional.?

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With this being the second time that Luke Rockhold has pulled out of a fight with Lorenz Larkin, its understandable to hear that Larkin?s camp is upset about the whole situation. Actually upset would be an understatement, as Larkin?s manager Arnold DeWitt is already speaking to the media about how unprofessional the whole thing is…

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Cyril Abidi  Daniel Acacio Bernard Ackah  Terrance Aflague Yoshihiro Akiyama 

Mousasi vs. Kyle, Noons vs. Couture official for Strikeforce: Champions

Two additional bouts have been confirmed for the Strikeforce swansong event on January 12th. Gegard Mousasi will square off against Mike Kyle in a light heavyweight bout and K.J. Noons will take on Ryan Couture in a lightweight battle. The event, dubbed Strikeforce: Champions, will be the final event for the promotion. The fight card [...]

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Daniel Acacio Bernard Ackah  Terrance Aflague Yoshihiro Akiyama  Gilbert Aldana 

UFC on FOX 5's FX-televised prelims add Easton-Assuncao and Siver-Phan

Two fights have joined FX's super-sized preliminary-card broadcast for next week's UFC on FOX 5 event at Seattle's KeyArena.

FX now airs six fights, not the usual four, prior to the Dec. 8's main-card broadcast on FOX.

The bouts include bantamweights Mike Easton vs. Raphael Assuncao and featherweights Dennis Siver vs. Nam Phan.


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Josh Barnett  David Baron  Phil Baroni Don Barr Pat Barry