Freitag, 22. Juni 2012
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Check out pictures by Tracy Lee from Friday's "The Ultimate Fighter" season 15 finale. You'll see Martin Kampmann's bloody but victorious face, Michael Chiesa's celebration, and Al Iaquinta being out cold. To see more of Lee's work, follow her on Twitter.
Donnerstag, 21. Juni 2012
Lanny Poffo, the brother of the late superstar wrestler, posted a video on YouTube challenged the 60-year-old to a mixed martial arts match on December 30 in Gatineau. The wrestler formerly known as The Genius says he will throw cash he received from his recent inheritance to bait Valentine into the fight. He also taunts Valentine by calling him a “mangina” and ...
The laboratory-created rice produces some of the human proteins found in breast milk and saliva.
UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta said on Tuesday that the UFC will not be booking Overeem in any fights until he gets licensed by the NSAC once his nine-month denial expires. Considering his denial goes through December 27, the UFC will not be putting him on their year-end likely to take place on December 29.
"That's speculation," Fertitta said of Overeem's December ambitions in a comment made to ESPN.com. "It's in the NSAC's hands. [The UFC] can't be presumptuous."
As it stands, that approval cannot come until after December 27, so the UFC will not book him for any event until after that.
Penick's Analysis: It would take the NSAC holding some unprecedented hearing this fall to express an advance licensure of Overeem once December 27 hits in order for him to fight on December 29. I don't think we'll see that at all, so Overeem will be out until at least January. The most likely scenario we'll see for his return is a Super Bowl weekend headlining bout in Las Vegas. That may or may not be for the UFC Heavyweight Championship, but it's probably the likely return date for Overeem.
[Alistair Overeem art by Grant Gould (c) MMATorch.com]
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Mittwoch, 20. Juni 2012
Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron was out promoting "Prometheus" and "Snow White and the Huntsman" when she took a chance to discuss her love for the UFC. She told Conan O'Brien that a friend introduced her to fights and she hasn't looked back.
"I wonder what it says about me that I like sweaty, hot men bleeding all over each other and bashing each other in the face, but I can live with that," Theron said.
Oh, Charlize. You're not truly an MMA fan until you have that conversation with yourself. Welcome to the fold.
Last night Titan FC returned to action live from Fort Riley, Kansas on HDNet. The main event featured UFC Veteran Jorge Santiago taking on Justin Guthrie. Guthrie, who had been on a five-fight win streak, found himself outgunned against Santiago. Guthrie eventually found himself in trouble after landing a takedown on the BJJ black belt, eventually falling to an inverted heel hook.
I'll be fighting again in December and mark my words, I'll be back.. to get the belt, sooner rather later.
Per the terms of his suspension for having eleva...
Dustin Jenson, a 26-year-old man from Sturgis, S.D., died a week after participating in an unregulated MMA bout.
After losing by submission at RingWars on May 18, Jenson watched two fights, went back to the locker room and had a seizure. Medical officials determined he had increased pressure on his brain, so they treated it with a medically induced coma and surgery. He was taken off life support and his organs were donated on May 24.
It was Jenson's fifth fight, and both doctors, and his family and friends found nothing out of the ordinary in the bout.
"Doctors have watched the video and said it shouldn't have happened," Schieman [Jenson's mother-in-law] said. "They said the fight may have triggered a brain aneurysm, but it was not overly violent."
MMA is not regulated in South Dakota. In states where MMA is regulated, brain scans are part of the pre-fight medical exams that all fighters are required to undergo. Thiago Alves was pulled from a bout in New Jersey at UFC 111 when his pre-fight medicals found an irregularity. Santino DeFranco, who was on the ninth season of "The Ultimate Fighter," was slated to be on the second season of the show. His pre-fight medicals found two brain aneurysms.
Jenson is survived by his wife and daughter. Click here to donate to them.
The show takes place Aug. 4 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The main event is a light heavyweight bout between former champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Brandon Vera.
In the co-main event, former light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida takes on Ryan Bader. Also on the FOX-televised main card, heavyweights Travis Browne and Ben Rothwell meet, and Joe Lauzon and Terry Etim meet in a lightweight bout.
Following the event’s poor advance, WWE only sold tickets facing the camera so the Huntington Center would appear full on television. SLAM! Wrestling columnist Matt Bishop, who attended the event, described the venue’s appearance: “Tuesday’s tapings of WWE Smackdown, Superstars and NXT wasn’t notable because of what happened in the ring, but rather because of what was happening outside the ringside area. Or more appropriately, ...
This week in callouts: B.J. Penn accepts Rory MacDonald’s challenge while Johny Hendricks eyes Carlos Condit
Choosing opponents is a trait unique to combat sports, particularly MMA. The only control the Boston Celtics had in who they would face in the NBA playoffs is that their their seed was decided by their regular season record. Once the seed was set, the Celtics had no choice but to play the Miami Heat. They couldn't turn down LeBron James and Company and say, "Nah, I want to play the Oklahoma City Thunder, now!"
But in MMA, if fighters play their cards right, they can push, whine, cajole, or just ask for a certain opponent. Ronda Rousey was able to get her fight against Miesha Tate via combination of armbars and callouts. Frank Mir raising his hand after Alistair Overeem was not licensed for his bout with Junior dos Santos earned him an ill-fated title shot.
With that in mind, both Johnny Hendricks and Rory MacDonald have called out the opponent they want to see on the other side of the Octagon.
For MacDonald, it's the seemingly retired B.J. Penn. MacDonald told the MMA Hour he wanted to face Penn while he could.
"It's more of the idea that he may be retiring, so how many opportunities am l going to get to fight a guy like BJ after he's gone?" he said. "I think it'd be a great fight. I know I'm going to fight all these guys in the top 10 eventually. I'm a young guy and these guys are going to be around for a long time and I know I'm going to get my shot against all these guys, and maybe I'll be missing my opportunity if I wait too long with B.J."
Penn, who recently shot down Josh Koscheck's hopes for a fight, accepted the challenge from the 13-1 MacDonald. On Penn's website, he posted this simple message.
"Rory, I accept your challenge!"
Their bout will reportedly happen at UFC 152 in Toronto.
Perhaps Johny Hendricks was inspired by MacDonald. After learning he will have to fight Martin Kampmann to get a shot at the UFC welterweight belt, Hendricks turned his sights on interim belt holder Carlos Condit. On Wednesday, he tweeted:
No more waiting @CarlosCondit. Let's see who the #1 Contender really is.
Condit won the interim belt after his bout with Georges St-Pierre was shelved because of GSP's torn ACL. However, Condit has indicated he wants to wait to fight GSP and the chance to unite the belts. GSP is aiming for a November return. It's the beginning of June, and both Hendricks and Condit are healthy. Hendricks wants to both stay active and get a shot to move up a rung or two on the welterweight ladder. It's a fight that makes sense. Will Hendricks be able to get the fight he wants? Tell us in the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter.
Dienstag, 19. Juni 2012
The UFC has announced their fifth and final Fox offering for 2012, which is slated for Dec. 8. While a city and venue have yet to be determined, some information on this special outing has already been revealed, specifically the events leading up to it.
A host city and venue are not official for the show, which serves as UFC on FOX 5.
As part of its seven-year deal with the FOX family of channels that officially kicked off this year, the FOX network airs four annual UFC on FOX shows. The next is slated for Aug. 4.
Fernandes revealed that he hadn't signed a contract with the UFC, deeming the terms of the contract unacceptable after negotiations. However, according to a report from Ariel Helwani at MMAFighting.com, Fernandes actually verbally agreed to sign with the UFC, prompting their announcement of a bout at UFC 149. However, he then received a more lucrative offer from ONE FC shortly thereafter.
Per the report, Fernandes is now waiting to make a decision until his pregnant wife has their child, as she wanted him to take his time to weigh the options. She is seven months along, and Fernandes will reportedly decide his future after their child's birth. That means he could still be headed to the UFC, but he won't be ready for a summer fight in either organization.
Penick's Analysis: That's a sensible approach for Fernandes to take in regards to his options here. He has to make the right decision monetarily for his family, and with his wife so close to her due date it does make more sense to hold off on a fight right now. He can wait until the child is born, then decide whether he can take less money from the UFC, or whether he can get them to up their offer. If not, he can fight for ONE FC for more money. Fans can hope to still see him in the Octagon, but a decision won't be made anytime soon.
Cezar "Mutante" Ferreira defeated Thiago "Bodao" de Oliveira Perpetuo on the 13th and final episode of "TUF: Brazil," which debuted on Sunday night, earning him a spot against Sergio "Serginho" Moraes in the middleweight tournament's final, which takes place at UFC 147.
Moraes steps in for Daniel Sarafian, who had earned a shot in the finals but recently was announced out by UFC officials with an injury.
Montag, 18. Juni 2012
ShoFIGHT 20 took place Friday evening on the campus of Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. The card featured several veterans of the UFC, Strikeforce, and Bellator. In the main event, John Gunderson defeated the troubled Karo Parisyan by submission. The co-main event featured Kendall Grove taking on Derek Brunson, who took the fight on five days notice, with Grove picking up a somewhat controversial split decision.
In a summer filled with injury after injury to main event fighters, it's pleasant news when a UFC star is not injured.
Word spread on Wednesday from Junior dos Santos' camp that Cain Velasquez had an injured hand. With Velasquez rumored to face JDS at UFC 152 in September, it was appeared to be another UFC main event blown to bits.
However, Velasquez is doing just fine. The former champ's coach, Javier Mendez, confirmed to MMA Fighting that Velasquez's hand is not broken and they are preparing for him to fight on Sept. 22.
Phew. If you're reading this and you're a UFC star, be careful, OK?
The fight is nothing to brag about but the scenery is pretty sweet.
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Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz will be the next entrant into the UFC's Hall of Fame. Dana White confirmed the news following the UFC 150 press conference.<br><Br>
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Ortiz induction will take place during the UFC Fan Expo on the same weekend he will face Forrest Griffin at UFC 148. Ortiz has stated that the July 7th bout will be his last as he plans on retiring from competition.<Br><Br>
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Sonntag, 17. Juni 2012
The fight is nothing to brag about but the scenery is pretty sweet.
The UFC's game of musical chairs continues, as Jose Aldo's bout with Erik Koch for the main event of UFC 149 has been scrapped because of an injury to Aldo. Urijah Faber's bout with Renan Barao was moved to the main event at 149 from being the co-main event at UFC 148.
This is the second change to Faber's bout this summer. After coaching against bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz on "The Ultimate Fighter," the two were slated to face off at UFC 148 in Las Vegas. Now, it's Faber vs. Barao for the interim belt at UFC 149 in Calgary.
It's also the latest in a string of main event changes to UFC events. This summer, the main event at UFC 146 was supposed to feature Alistair Overeem vs. Junior dos Santos, but Overeem's inability to get a license in Nevada gave Frank Mir a chance. UFC 147 was supposed to be at a soccer stadium in Rio de Janeiro for Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva's rematch. After the UFC couldn't get a venue, the bout was moved to UFC 148.
The bad luck continued for UFC 147 as main eventer Vitor Belfort was injured and Rich Franklin had to fill in. UFC on Fox 4 was also hit as Brian Stann's shoulder injury forced him out of the main event against Hector Lombard. Maurico "Shogun" Rua, who was free because of an injury to his UFC 149 opponent Thiago Silva, will now fight Brandon Vera in the main event of the UFC's fourth Fox show.
"I don't understand it. I'm a fighter I just want a fight."
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MMAjunkie.com today confirmed verbal agreements are in for the card's main event, which was first reported by ESPN's Gareth Davies and takes place Sept. 29 at Capital FM Arena, a 10,000-seat venue in Nottingham, England.
As MMAjunkie.com first reported, the event's main card airs on FUEL TV with prelims on Facebook.
– Former WWE talent Paul Heyman turns 46 years old today.
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It's brought him to the Title, and has been a major reason he's been able to defeat several former Champions, defending this particular belt for the most times since Chuck Liddell's run. His excellence has been appreciated by many already, but at least one former Champion believes Jones is already in the discussion for greatest of all time.
"Jon Jones is spectacular," said UFC 148's Tito Ortiz, who will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame this summer, in an interview with Fighter's Only. "I think he'll go down as one of the greatest. In fact, he's already one of the greatest right now. He thinks outside the box, the guy is always doing something different. He's a great wrestler, his Muay Thai is really, really good – I watched the Rashad [Evans] fight and he just picked Rashad apart."
As Ortiz nears his final fight on July 7, a third bout with Forrest Griffin, he's positively excited about what the future holds for the sport, and sees Jones at the forefront of this next generation of athletes in MMA.
"He's the next generation of fighters," Ortiz said. "And that's what makes MMA so great. I can't wait to see the next generation of fighters after him too. If you think that Ken Sharmock and Royce Gracie were the first generation, and I was the second generation, and Jon Jones is the third generation, when what are the fourth, fifth and sixth generations be like? I can only imagine."
"And that's what makes out sport so great, because the young kids that are coming up and want to be the next Tito Ortiz, or the next Jon Jones, it's amazing to see. I'm just so excited to see what comes next in the sport of MMA and in the UFC Octagon."
Penick's Analysis: Ortiz isn't alone in those beliefs, and Jones already has the opportunity ahead of him to tie the record for most defenses of the Light Heavyweight Championship - a record owned by Ortiz - this year. A win over Dan Henderson and then likely Alexander Gustafsson would tie that record, with one more win giving Jones the record at just 25 years old. He's come a remarkably long way already, and he's an incredible young fighter already. If he can avoid more pitfalls outside of the cage, there's no telling just what he'll be able to do in the cage over the next decade.
[Jon Jones art by Grant Gould (c) MMATorch.com]
Samstag, 16. Juni 2012
Instead, Fernandes says he didn't sign a contract with the organization in the first place, and they ultimately couldn't agree to terms.
"I would like to make perfectly clear the news concerning my involvement with the UFC," Fernandes wrote on his Facebook page (via PaulLazenby.com). It was announced that I, Bibiano Fernandes have been contracted to fight for the organization at UFC 149 which will take place in the city of Calgary on the 21st of July. I would like to make it clear that I am not a UFC athlete as I did not sign any contract with the UFC organization. Negotiations between the UFC and myself did take place, however, we could not resolve the issues on the table and as a result we did not come to an agreement."
"I did not find the terms set before me by the UFC beneficial to my family and as a result an agreement could not be reached and no contract was signed," Fernandes continued. "It should be noted that the UFC is the largest MMA organization in the world however, my personal and professional obligations have brought me to the decision that I will not be a part of the UFC organization at this point in time."
According to a separate report from Ariel Helwani at MMAFighting.com, Fernandes has been offered a more lucrative deal from Singapore's ONE Fighting Championship, but has not signed that deal yet either.
Penick's Analysis: That is even more disappointing than Fernandes just being out of the event. News of his signing was well received, and fans were definitely excited to see another world-class bantamweight make his way to the Octagon. Now it appears that won't happen. Unless, of course, the UFC comes back with a better offer for the DREAM Bantamweight Champion. For Fernandes, it makes sense for him to seek out the most lucrative deal he can, and if the UFC isn't where he can get that, unfortunately we won't be seeing him in the UFC.
The UFC is looking to move into new markets around the globe and it appears they have their sites set on South Africa next. UFC President Dana White announced the move during the UFC 150 conference call. White cited the strong viewership numbers for a local promotion as the reason for the move.
MMAjunkie.com today learned that Strikeforce officials have granted Brunson permission to face Kendall Grove at Saturday night's ShoFIGHT 20 event.
ShoFIGHT CEO J.T. Tilley confirmed Grove's original opponent, Terry Martin, was unable to obtain medical clearance with the Missouri Office of Athletics and was forced to withdraw from the bout, opening the door for Brunson.
In what is especially disappointing news, the UFC's Brazilian Twitter feed announced on Monday night that Bibiano Fernandes has suffered an injury, taking him out of a bout with Roland Delorme at UFC 149 in Calgary.
It's just the latest injury to shakeup the UFC 149 card, which has seen several fights moved and removed from the event. This one takes away the DREAM Bantamweight Champion, who would have been making his UFC debut. A new opponent for Delorme will be announced soon.
Additionally, Kendall Grove will talk about his fight against Derek Brunson at Saturday's ShoFIGHT 20. And Fighters Only magazine's Gary Alexander co-hosts in studio.
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