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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

American Idol and Cage Fighting?

Kristy Lee Cook(ing) is smoking hot and worth a look boys. I did appreciate Simon's comment about her cagefighting in Jello. LMAO.

Fight Science w/ Tito, Randy, Bas and Lister

This is really impressive stuff that gives us an inside look into the science of mixed martial arts. I was most impressed with El Guapo, Bas Rutten. Too bad he's not fighting anymore because of bad knees otherwise, he would be the Heavyweight champ in any org fo show!








How to Get Tickets for UFC 83 in Montreal

Well, I've been away in Montreal waiting in line (I'm the only one so I'm first!) for tickets at the Bell Centre box office for a few weeks now to get my hands on UFC 83 seats for April 19.

Unfortunately, I lost a testicle due to the recent sub zero weather which caused frost bite to the left nut that had to be removed for medical reasons. That's what the doctors who performed the surgery on me while I was in line said.

Gotta love Canadian Health Care...I'm OK and if having one nut is good enough for Lance Armstrong then it's good enough for me too.

Hey, who wouldn't give their left nut to go see UFC 83 in Montreal?

Well Bitches, I found out something that you'll all enjoy and it also means keeping your nuts in place too 'cause most don't have the balls to do what I did or the sheer absolute stupidity either.

How to get tickets for UFC 83 in Montreal:

Some people in the know are aware that UFC Fight Club members get first crack at Ticketmaster tickets then the UFC.com newsletter subscribers then the general public. Here are some dates to keep in mind as they are rumoured dates...

Fight Club - February 3
Newsletter Subscribers - February 6
General Public - February 8


UFC Fight Club? What the Fuck?

Yep, the UFC has an online membership called UFC Fight Club which carries a few benefits worth noting since I have investigated this option to the endth degree in order to see the value in purchasing a membership.

The membership is $74.99/year

  • You get first crack at tickets when they go on sale (The site does not guarantee ticket availability)
  • Fight Club T-shirt
  • Members get to go to the fighter weigh-ins by getting seated first before the general public
  • First crack at autograph sessions with the fighters.
  • Chance to step into the Octagon with Dana White and a few fighters that are on the card as part of a tour.
  • Exclusive Fight Club party for members only where some UFC fighters drop in to have a drink and chat with you
  • The supposed limit is 8-10 tickets per member for pre-sale
  • Members can have one guest join them for the exclusive PPV event access (weigh-ins, autograph signing, Octagon tour, Fight Club Party)
  • 10% discount on all UFC merchandise purchased online
  • Exclusive video and archived footage
  • Some other shit too that really doesn't interest me

Here's a thread on Sherdog which gives you an array of opinions about the pros and cons of UFC Fight Club membership... read it.

Some people on the forum have said that the membership didn't offer them anything that the day of general public sale tickets offered in terms of premium seating. Either way, the chance to sit in the front rows for the weigh-ins as well, meet the fighters in an autograph session with the chance to step into the Octagon with Dana White and few fighters is in my opinion worth the $75 alone for the total UFC event experience so I'll be signing up and also offer my experience with that too.

So, my quest to go to my first UFC event hit a snag, I lost a ball but for the greater good, I have proven my dedication to the sport and also to GSP who will be victorious or else I'll sacrifice the other nut too by opening up the surgical cut on my bag thereby flinging my right testi with the perfect arc right into the centre of the Octagon, bouncing off of Dana White's bald head then coming to a rest motionless in the middle of the Harley Davidson symbol.

This is an historic event with the UFC debuting in Canada so I expect a sellout crowd as tickets will be snapped up rather fast.

There's also the eBay, 3rd Party ticket sites and of course, the scalper options too when searching for prized UFC 83 tickets but those will cost you quite a bit more Dinyero Thomas if you delay and go that route.

FYI - I'll be the only dude wearing an MMA Fever T-shirt without male camel-toe so watch out for me so we can have a few beers together when you buy me a few rounds!

Liddell's far from done - Seattle Post



Liddell's far from done

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - "When I walk out of the tunnel, I can see the lights, hear the music, feel the crowd, but it all begins to close off as I near the cage. By that point I'm thinking, I've been training hard, it's time to focus...Every man is born with a fight-or-flight instinct, and mine is to fight. It always has been."

-Chuck Liddell from the book Iceman: My Fighting Life

The mythical title of "The Baddest Man on the Planet" has always been reserved for the sport of boxing. Now that Mixed Martial Arts and the Ultimate Fighting Championship have gone mainstream, that's changed.

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell seized the folkloric crown and moved to the front of a short line of legitimate pay-per-view box office draws when he disposed of the charismatic Tito Ortiz in Las Vegas on December 30, 2006.

It's lonely at the top, however, and a pair of losses in 2007, to his nemesis Quinton Jackson (the current UFC light heavyweight king) and the pedestrian Keith Jardine, stripped Liddell of his aura and even had him contemplating retirement.

Nearly a year to the day after vanquishing Ortiz, Liddell regained his mojo just in time to dominate former Pride star Wanderlei Silva, one of the world's best fighters, at UFC 79 on December 29. The Silva fight proved a couple of things to Liddell -- he wasn't done and he could still compete at the top level in the sport.

"I probably would have thought about retirement had things not gone my way," Liddell said in a phone interview. "I just didn't feel like my body was responding in the same way (in the losses). If I wasn't able to (beat Silva), you have to think about moving on."

Moving on wouldn't exactly have been a problem for the 38-year-old Liddell. The Santa Barbara, California native has become a mainstream celebrity. He has already created his own line of merchandise and is cultivating a budding acting career, appearing as himself in an episode of HBO's Entourage and in the pilot episode of the series Blade.

"I enjoyed it," Liddell said of his acting exploits. "When I'm done, I'd love to do more. I don't have a lot of time right now but if people still have an interest in seeing me after my (fighting) career is over, I can certainly see myself doing it"

Right now, Liddell is only thinking about avenging his loss to Jardine and challenging Jackson one last time.

"My next fight will probably be in the summer and I am thinking about Jardine since Jackson is already scheduled to fight (Forrest Griffin)," Liddell said. "I can't wait around (for Jackson). I love the sport and I think I have a couple years left in me. I'm a very competitive person. I don't even like to lose at things I'm not good at."

While waiting to enter the Octagon again, Liddell is priming for the release of his autobiography, penned with Chad Millan for Dutton Adult Publishing.

In it, Liddell describes not only what it's like to be called the "Baddest Man on the Planet." but how he got there. Raised by a single mother and inspired by his grandfather, Liddell learned how to fight at a young age. He calls himself a "lethal weapon" that's fiercely loyal, a bit sensitive, and unexpectedly romantic...

I'll add self-deprecating.

"I didn't really want to write a book," Liddell said. "They (his management) talked me into it. I guess a lot of people want to read about my background and that's great. I really enjoyed doing it."

Monday, January 28, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008

UFN Results

In a fight that must have had Dana shaking his head in frustration Mike Swick made his long awaited welterweight debut a successful one. Swick eeked out a majority decision against the agressive Burkman, where he was admittedly more concerned with avoiding the takedown than letting his hands fly. Now, I think Mike did enough to win the fight but he certainly didn't look any stronger against Josh than he did against Okami and considering the way Karo manhandled "The Peoples Warrior" Swick is going to have to get back to those furious combinations if he wants to find a home at 170.
The other lacklustre performance of the night went to lightweight Thiago Tavares. Japanese fighters are notoriously tough and have the habit of making you look bad but considering Omigawa's last fight was a routing by Matt Wiman who, in my opinion, wasn't even one of the top five lightweights on TUF5 the future for Thiago in this stacked division does not look bright. Thankfully the other broadcasted fights ended a little more spectacularly, Cote and McFedries did exactly what we all knew they would and came out swinging. I have to admit I disgraced my country and picked Drew to win this one (now he was coming back from a horrible staph infection and the poor guys mom did recently die *yes, these are blatant excuses for my lousy pick*) but after stunning "The Predator" (wait a minute, I thought Lyoto just embarassed the Predator?) with a big left on the jaw, McFedries was hurt with a right by Cote and soon dropped to the canvas where Patrick relentlessly rained down right hands (you gotta love alliteration) until the fight was stopped. In the opening fight of the night Nate Diaz showed once again it does make a difference where you learn BJJ and made short work of Alvin Robinson finishing his second straight UFC fight by first round submission. As an added bonus, though the show did end up running later than its scheduled two hours,
we got to see a somewhat controversial knockout but Kurt Pelligrino. "The Batman" was caught early in the first with an unexpected head kick from Crane that pushed his teeth through his bottom lip, Pellegrino later admitted he didn't even realize it was a kick and not a punch that caught him, but from then onward Kurt controlled the action until catching Alberto with a punch in the eye early in the second. After the punch Crane rolled away holding his eye when the ref assuming he didn't want to take anymore punishment stopped the fight.
The complete under card results,
Gray Maynard def. Dennis Siver via unanimous decision
Jeremy Stephens def. Cole Miller via TKO (strikes) — Round 2, 4:44
Corey Hill def. Joe Veres via TKO (Sstrikes) — Round 2, 0:37
Matt Wiman def. Justin Buchholz via submission (rear-naked Choke) — Round 1, 2:56

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tito Ortiz to fight Lyoto Machida in May and then leave UFC - mmafighting.com


Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz recently confirmed with The Fight Network that his next opponent will be undefeated Brazilian tactician Lyoto Machida. The bout is expected to take place on the May 24 card in Las Vegas.


Ortiz’s last appearance in the cage ended in a draw with TUF 2 winner Rashad Evans. Since then, he’s been seeing success outside of the cage on the celebrity edition of Donald Trump’s reality show “The Apprentice”.


Machida’s stock rose dramatically in 2007 as he quickly went from “that guy who beat Franklin” to a legitimate title threat and a favorite of hardcore fans. He won all four of his fights in the UFC last year, with three impressive unanimous decisions and a dominating submission victory over Rameau Thierry Sokodjou on New Year’s Eve. Ortiz expressed his disdain regarding both the match-up and his current situation with the UFC. “I was expecting a bigger fight. I think the fans were expecting a bigger fight,” he told The Fight Network. “I got pressed into it, and all of a sudden, it’s all over the Internet that Tito Ortiz won’t fight Machida. I’m just looking to get my final fight over with the UFC.”


Ortiz, who turns 33 this week, has had a strained relationship with UFC president Dana White for years, and Spike TV even aired a special documentary - entitled “Bad Blood: Dana White vs. Tito Ortiz” - on the boxing bout between them that never happened. Apparently, Tito has decided to finish his contract without renewal.


“UFC is caring so much about the brand itself,” said Ortiz. “They could care less about the fighters. Fighters are a dime a dozen. They’ll keep coming. Dana is really out for himself and the company. He doesn’t give a s--t about the fighters.”

Monday, January 21, 2008

Bob Sapp vs. Jan Nortje at "Strikeforce At The Dome" - mmafighting.com

Strikeforce announced today that Jan "The Giant" Nortje (1-5) will be the opponent for Bob Sapp (9-2-1) in the main event of "Strikeforce At The Dome" on Feb. 23 at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington.

Towering at the 6-foot-11 and weighing close to 330 pounds, Nortje is a rare competitor large enough to match Sapp's NFL-lineman size. The South African-born Nortje is familiar with Sapp, as the two were training partners in 2002.

"I’m extremely excited" Nortje said in a statement. "I’ve always seen Bob get big opportunities so I think it’s my turn to show what I can do against him."

Although Nortje carries an extensive resume in combat sports, he hasn't fared well in MMA. His one win was in 2002 and all five of his other opponents have finished him.
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Its good to watch a fight Crocop actually wins. :)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

AFFLICTED - fightnetwork.com



LOS ANGELES – On an unmarked soundstage Friday, just behind the railroad tracks running through the outskirts of Burbank, a clothing company did something no fight promoter has been able to yet. Mixed martial arts’ two greatest legends, Randy Couture and Fedor Emelianenko, met eye-to-eye and stared each other down, and though it was only for a television commercial, the electricity in the air was palpable.

The six-time UFC champion and former PRIDE Fighting Championship heavyweight kingpin were just two of the notables that congregated to shoot the advertisement for the popular Affliction line, an upscale clothing brand that has exploded in popularity and can be seen on the backs of a score of red-carpet celebrities.

UFC interim welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and light heavyweight king Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, boxing stars Zab Judah and “Sugar” Shane Mosley, as well as Cleveland Indians outfielder David Delucci, 2007 National League Rookie of the Year Ryan Braun, Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson, 6-time Triple Crown surfing champion Sunny Garcia, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine and Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler all stepped in front of the cameras for the company that launched only two and a half years ago.

However, it was the Couture-Emelianenko staredown that brought the room to a standstill. The soft-spoken pair struggled to keep their trademark smiles hidden throughout the shoot, then sat and spoke for minutes. Couture invited Emelianenko to Las Vegas for a fantasy camp he was leading at his gym on Saturday. The former military firefighter extended his home in Russia to Couture.

“For me, it’s important I want to be his friend,” said Emelianenko. “For me, fight[ing] is just a sport. After the fight, we stay friends.”

Though Couture and Emelianenko exchanged phone numbers, the rest of the world wants to see them trade fists. Both ranked among the sport’s top talent, a bout between the two could reach the anticipation levels of the legendary Muhammad Ali-George Foreman “Rumble in the Jungle” fight in 1974.

The 31-year-old Emelianenko is undefeated in 24 fights (including a no contest against former PRIDE champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in 2004). Couture, 13 years the Russian Sambo champion’s senior, has chiseled his name into the history book’s pages by conquering more than a handful of bouts he was never meant to win.

“It has the potential to change the landscape of the sport,” said Couture.

Getting life to imitate art will have its challenges.

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Emelianenko, who will fight for the M-1 Global promotion in the U.S. as early as April, is as patient as Couture. Emelianenko’s representatives, Vadim Finkelstein and Apy Echteld, met with UFC president Dana White last summer but opted not to sign with the organization because, among other concerns, it restricted their client’s ability to compete in Sambo events in his downtime.

A national representative for Sambo in his homeland, Emelianenko committed to the M-1 Global promotion in October. White retracted statements that Emelianenko was the world’s top fighter shortly afterwards.

“What happened to Randy is not surprising to us,” Emelianenko said through a translator on Saturday. “We experienced what it means to leave the UFC and how it goes.”

Couture reiterated Friday that he will not violate his two UFC contracts until their clocks run out; the non-compete clause on his employment agreement ends in October.

“As much as I appreciate what the UFC has done, it’s the fans that come first,” said Couture. “It’s what the fans want. It’s my goal to make this fight happen in the future for the fans.”

DANA WHITE CONFIRMS PENN VS. SHERK AND MORE - mmaweekly.com

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE – In his post-fight comments following B.J. Penn’s lightweight championship victory over Joe Stevenson, Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White confirmed that Sean Sherk would be Penn’s first defense. He stated that the bout is planned for an unannounced event in May.

Much was made leading up to Saturday night’s main event at UFC 80 of Penn’s legacy in mixed martial arts. The win over Stevenson made him only the second fighter in UFC history to win a title in two different weight classes. The first was disgruntled heavyweight champion Randy Couture.

White stated that if Penn is able to defeat Sherk and hang on to the lightweight title, he could eventually see him returning to the welterweight division to fight Georges St. Pierre, assuming that St. Pierre still holds the belt if and when that time comes.

Aside from announcing Penn versus Sherk, White also indicated that Fabricio Werdum would be first in line to face the winner of Tim Sylvia and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, assuming that Couture doesn’t change his mind and decide to return and fight for the UFC. The winner of Sylvia versus Nogueira will be crowned the promotion’s interim heavyweight champion as the UFC refuses to strip Couture of his title designation, disgruntled or not.

Other UFC 80 notes:

– Announced attendance of 8,412

– No. 1 selling event in the history of the Metro Radio Arena

– Fight of the Night awarded to Paul Kelly and Paul Taylor (Each fighter given a $35,000 bonus)

– Knockout of the Night to Wilson Gouveia ($35,000 bonus)

– Submission of the Night to B.J. Penn ($35,000 bonus)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

ULTIMATE UFC FAN - FROM UFC 80

Apparently Joe Stevenson took his advice.


Werdum VS Gonzaga

BJ vs. Stevenson

Diego Sanchez vs. Roan Carneiro UFC 82 - mmajunkie.com


“The Ultimate Fighter 1” winner Diego Sanchez (17-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) will look to reclaim his contender status in the UFC’s stacked welterweight division when he takes on Roan Carneiro (12-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC 82 — an event that takes place March 1 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.


Sanchez announced that the fight has been booked with a recent MySpace bulletin. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) left a message with Sanchez’s new management team but hasn’t yet received confirmation of the bout.



Sanchez recently lost back-to-back fights after winning his first 17 professional bouts. The losses to Josh Koscheck and Jon Fitch had the 26-year-old fighter considering a move to 155 lbs., but earlier this month, his management team told MMAjunkie.com that Sanchez had ultimately ruled against it.


Sanchez hasn’t competed since a September decision loss to Fitch — a fight he took five months after his loss to Koscheck at UFC 69. Sanchez entered the April fight with a serious staph infection. In fact, he was so sick and the illness had doctors so confused that Sanchez reportedly contemplated retirement on the eve of the fight.


His comeback begins with Carneiro, a 29-year-old Brazilian fighter who scored an impressive second-round TKO of veteran Tony DeSouza at last month’s UFC 79 event.


Carneiro, who officially joined American Top Team last week, made his UFC debut with a unanimous-decision win over “The Ultimate Fighter 4” cast member Rich Clementi at UFC Fight Night 9. He then dropped a second-round submission (via rear-naked choke) to Fitch at UFC Fight Night 10 this past June.

Cage Rage 25: Ken Shamrock vs. Robert Berry - Cagetoday.com


Cage Rage is pleased to announce that mixed martial arts legend Ken Shamrock will be fighting Robert “ Buzz” Berryat Cage Rage 25 - Bring it on!

From a young age Ken proved to be a tough competitor in all forms of combat sports and at the age of 19 Ken won his first Toughman competition by knocking out his first two opponents with the third pulling out claiming injury.

Shamrock spent many years competing in wrestling until one day in 1993 he stumbled across an advert in a popular American martial arts magazine calling for experts in martial arts to compete in a no holds barred bare knuckle tournament . From there the legend of Ken Shamrock was born, Ken went on to compete many times over the years and has a Sherdog record 26-12-2.

Ken has headlined many fighting events all over the World and now he will be making his first visit to London’s famous Wembley Arena where he look to excite an expectant crowd.

UFC 80 RESULTS:



-B.J. Penn defeats. Joe Stevenson by submission (rear naked choke) 4:02, Round 2
-Fabricio Werdum defeats. Gabriel Gonzaga by TKO (referee's stoppage due to strikes on the ground) 4:34, Round 2
-Marcus Davis defeats. Jess Liaudin by KO, 1:04, Round 1
-Wilson Gouveia defeats. Jason Lambert by KO, :37 seconds, Round 2
-Jorge Rivera defeats. Kendall Grove by TKO (referee's stoppage due to strikes) 1:22, Round 1
-Antoni Hardonk defeats. Colin Robinson by KO at 0:17 R1
-Paul Kelly defeats. Paul Taylor by Unanimous Decision 5:00 Round 3
-Alessio Sakara defeats. James Lee via TKO 1:30 Round 1
-Sam Stout defeats. Per Eklund by Unanimous Decision 5:00 Round 3

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Coverboy Brock Lesnar on Fight! Magazine



Brock "Cock Sword" Lesnar is featured on the February 2008 edition of Fight! Magazine.

  • Brock Lesnar - Is the former Pro Wrestler for real?
  • The Top 7 Strikers in MMA History - Who tops the list?
  • The Diaz Brothers - The blood brothers talk MMA as well as conspiracies!
  • Jon Fitch - Profile of the rising welterweight star
  • Arianny Celeste pictorial

I still see the Cock Sword on his chest which could be the deciding factor against Frank Mir in his UFC debut at UFC 81: Boiling Point in Lost Wages on February 2, 2008.

Matt Serra Quote about GSP - "Fucking Frenchie"

Here's a translated excerpt from www.ultimefanatic.com about GSP's reaction to Matt Serra's lip about him.

"Georges added, concerning Serra, that he had lost all respect for him the day Serra, even though he was right in feeling insulted by GSP's comments following his defeat, went too far by transforming a simple rivalry between two fighters into a racial incident, calling GSP a "Fucking Frenchie". He will make it a personal business of letting his fists talk in the Octogon when the time comes to answer his opponent, because he does not wish to get into public verbal wars with him."

I've been to Hull, Quebec which is across the pond from Ottawa, Ontario and I have to say that anglophone vs. francophone hate is very real so GSP doesn't need any more motivation to beat Serra down to reclaim his Welterweight belt in his backyard of Montreal, Quebec for UFC 84 - April 19, 2008.

I feel sorry for Matt however, some need to learn life lessons the hard way.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Is Sievert Fuckin' with us Again?


If you don't know who Steve Sievert is then you are either new to the MMA online underbelly or simply are a complete fucktard that deserves to have their Sherdog Forums Silver belt retired permanently (and I don't mean Randy Couture retired either) only to be replaced with an MMA Fever "Tool Belt".

Steve Sievert writes for the Houston Chronicle on Chron.com under a little MMA blog titled: Brawl Sports - Ultimate fighting and more

... and more is more like it.

You see, when 95% of the MMA blogosphere had their thumbs firmly implanted up their rectums which helped them to stroke their sphincter for more vanilla mind numbing reporting as they further polluted the MMA online landscape with bullshit news, yours truly said in no uncertain terms, "Fuck You" to the news Sievert reported that Sean Sherk would retain his UFC Lightweight belt despite the steroids suspension according to a source Sievert called, "The UFC".

Well, Sievert is at it again by declaring that UFC 83 which is scheduled to take place in Manchester, England will no longer be held there instead, "The UFC" will be relocating the event to U.S. soil.

This time Sievert's authoritative source is called "a source I spoke with", then Sievert has the sack to say later in his piece that it's "my source" as if to imply that he has some kind of relationship where information flows freely and exclusively with him and his 'know it all about the UFC' source.

Ok Steve, if you're going to spread a rumour then simply state that it's a rumour with a "reliable unnamed source", then the reader is able to determine fact from fiction when you start to pull shit from your anus "2 Girls 1 Cup" style when you don't have anything to write about.

When you're right about "the rumour" then you can reference it in a future post to solidify the credibility of "your source" and your reporting of breaking exclusive news that will certainly increase your readership whenever you drop more MMA news turds in future.

Sheesh man, get with the program!

P.S. Oh yeah, according to my source, Fedor has agreed to fight Randy Couture naked in a Russian sauna under "No Holds Barred" rules.

Lil chil'ren, be careful what you hold on to in a Sauna and also what you read and who you chill naked with too because each one could stain you for life!

Tank Abbott ProElite Exclusive Interview



It's no surprise that Tank enjoys a few cocktails however, I was surprised that he admitted to drinking some shine before stepping in the cage for his last fight. WOW!

If you weren't aware of the bad blood between former UFC brawler Tank Abbott and Kimbo Slice then check this video out which shows Tank walking up to the cage challenging Kimbo to a fight immediately following Kimbo's win against boxing legend, Merciless Ray Mercer.




The EliteXC: Street Certified MMA extravaganza will be held on February 16, 2008 at the Bank United Center within the University of Miami @ 10pm EST Live on Showtime.

There is absolutely no way Kimbo will lose this fight in his own backyard unless Tank changes his name to Sean Gannon.

Be sure to check out Tim's wish list for this "Street Fight"

If you don't know Kimbo, check him out right here.

GSP - Pic of the Day & More



This PhotoShop pic of Georges St.Pierre is almost as good as Anderson Silva's Spiderman pic.

Hey, speaking of Flash, he wants to dominate 3 weight classes now.

From Sherdog:

"He wants to leave a legacy," Spenser said. "He wants to be the most dominant fighter the UFC and MMA has ever seen, and he intends to accomplish that by dominating the 170-pound weight class, moving up to the 185 weight class and then eventually the light heavyweight class."

Who wouldn't pay double the PPV price to watch GSP vs. Anderson Silva and/or Rampage?

Fuck me, that's AWESOME news!

Bitch Tits Lambert Likes to Ear-Hole


Ear-hole? WTF?

Yep, ear-holing - not be be confused with "skull fucking" you perverted bastards but a technique used by a fighter in top position to punch to the ears of the grounded opponent.

That's what Jason (so that's his real name) Lambert (23-6) said in a Canadian Press interview about his road to UFC 80 to face Wilson "Who the Fuck?" Gouveia (9-4) yesterday.

Here's what our favorite UFC President and broken record has to say about Bitch Tits:

"He's in the mix,". "He comes out and beats Wilson Gouveia, he's definitely in that (contender) mix too."

Yeah, ok... so is Rashad Evans, Tito Ortiz, Chick Liddell, Rampage Jackson, Forrest Griffin, Lyoto Machida, Keith Jardine, Wanderlei Silva, Shogun Rua, Thiago Silva and a bunch of other dudes that are "In the mix".

I wasn't joking around when I said the best fight on the UFC 80 card was Bitch Tits vs. Who the Fuck? so, pay closer attention next time!

What do I know anyway...

MMA Fever is a 1 Year Old Shitty Diapered Kid

Yeah here we go for the hundredth time,
Hand grenade pins in every line
Throw 'em up and let something shine
Going out of my fucking mind
Filthy mouth, no excuse
Find a new place to hang this noose
String me up from atop these roofs
Knot it tight so I won't get loose
Truth is you can stop and stare
Bled myself out and no one cares
Dug a trench out, laid down there
With a shovel up out to reach somewhere
Yea someone pour it in,
Make it a dirt dance floor again
Say your prayers and stomp it out
When they bring that chorus in

I bleed it out...


I love those lyrics by Linkin Park in their song 'Bleed It Out'. It says a lot about anyone who gives everything they have which is also somewhat of an anthem for MMA Bloggers who grind out relevant up to the minute MMA material for their diverse blood thirsty readership.

At MMA Fever we have about 5 readers so we're on a roll from the 3 we had last year and we know it so look out!

Hmmm... how can I tie all this together so the 5 readers we do have don't think I'm a fucktard any more than normal?

Oh yeah, The lyrics are reflective of the spirit of this ugly yet simple site that will not die no matter how hard you or I try. MMA Fever turned 1 year old two days ago which is quite an accomplishment in the blogoshere and also an accomplishment in the MMA online world.

I've seen many sites pop up after we started, some with better looking writers (I wasn't including myself in that - ask your mom) and better looking templates with better domain names that don't end in blogspot.com but somehow, this 1 year old kid stayed alive in this crowded niche; even through the content drought of the summer of '07 that many of our 3 regular readers from last year endured and yet, still hung in there to receive more daily beatings from us.

The one thing that was constant here was that we weren't afraid to take the other side knowing full well that we would catch some heat for it. We're fighters after all. Maybe that's what kept the 3 readers that turned into 5 readers coming back for more. Regardless, we'll continue to feed this 1 year old shitty diapered kid as we Bleed It Out another year for you.

I just wanted to say thanks to all the readers for dropping by MMA Fever over the past year, especially the fickle Couture fans!

Thank you,

The fathers of this bastard child - Greg, Colonel Balz, Riley & Tim

P.S. Sean Sherk is the new Couture in 2008.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Ricco Rodriguez Checked Into “Celebrity Rehab" - subfighter.com


Former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez, who lost a unanimous decision to Ben Rothwall at the 2007 IFL Team Championship Final last month, will be a cast member on “Celebrity Rehab,” which debuts Jan. 10 on VH1.


VH1 will run eight one-hour episodes of the weekly reality series. Dr. Drew Pinsky, best known as a host on “Loveline,” is an addiction specialist and oversees the celebrity’s rehabilitation.


In addition to Rodriguez, the show features Tom Sizemore, Chyna Doll, Brigitte Nielsen, Andy Dick, former American idol contestant Jessica Sierra and other fairly well known personalities.


After fighting for a handful of organizations, including PRIDE Fighting Championships, Rodriguez was signed to a UFC contract and defeated Andrei Arlovski in his Octagon debut in 2001. After four consecutive victories, he defeated then-champ Randy Couture at UFC 39 to win UFC’s heavyweight title. However, he lost his next three fights and left the organization soon after.


After a November 2006 “Beatdown in Bakersfield” victory over Imani Lee, Rodriguez tested positive for marijuana and cocaine and was suspended six months by the California State Athletic Commission.


Despite the recent IFL loss, Rodriguez (26-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC), 30, has won five of his past six fights and recently stated that he’s clean and has returned to training full-time.


More on the Can and Fedorlia - MMA Fighting.com

Fedor Emelianenko (27-1) and Randy Couture (15-8) could be meeting face to face later this week.

According to the Mix Fight M-1 website, Fedor and his management will leave for Los Angeles on Thursday for a meeting with one of his sponsors, Affliction Clothing.

While in the States, Fedor has plans to meet Couture for a discussion that will likely touch upon a potential fight down the line, as both champions have indicated a strong interest in fighting one another.

Fedor is currently under a non-exclusive contract with the upstart M-1 Global.

So far, Couture is standing by his decision to wait out his UFC contract, which ends in October.

But the UFC, which still recognizes Couture as champion, will argue that unless Couture retires, he is obligated to compete in the Octagon to fulfill the terms of his contract. Couture's future may be decided in the courts.



The Commando Mom & The UFC 79 Hangover


I've taken a break recently from the MMA scene since I had to apply a Gogoplata against a soccer mom who tried to take my parking spot in the mall just over a week ago while I was Boxing Week shopping.

She's fine so don't worry too much about her but know that she'll never be able to go down on her man again due to the neck strain suffered after I locked that shit in.

I kinda feel bad for her kids who were scratching at the window frantically inside the Chrysler urban assault vehicle with tears in their eyes just after I sunk the Omaplata over her left shoulder as those little crying fuckers knew full well what was coming for their Mommy when I transitioned to the Gogo like my hero, Brad Imes does.

By the way, she didn't get me down, I slipped on the ice and that's the story I'm sticking to so don't even test me :)

Mini vans should be considered weapons in the hands of busy soccer moms... don't be fooled or you too will require serious self defense skills to protect yourself against the urban assault freak known as The Commando Mom!

Seriously, I've spoken with quite a few people and they are... well... not necessarily bored with MMA but stated that they need a rest from the giant MMA orgasm that was UFC 79 as well, the credit card shock from the holiday buying season is also a factor in their decision to just take a break for a while.

Speaking for myself, I rewatched UFC 79 yesterday to get me amped up again for the upcoming UFC 80:Rapid Fire that will take place January 19, 2008 in Newcastle, England. It's important to note that this event is a PPV event showing live in the United States/Canada at 3:00 PM Eastern Time (12:00 PM Pacific Time).

Regarding UFC 79 - Lyoto Machida will be the Light Heavyweight Champion in the future. I watched that fight against Sokou 5 times and still, I can't believe the amount of technique that oozes from him so effortlessly. I watched GSP utterly destroy Matt Hughes over 10 times now and I have to say that it's a shitload of fun to watch each time regardless of how many times you've seen it... try it!

So, I rejuvenated myself to get on board with the following fight card that really doesn't excite me at all:

Main Card Bouts:
Joe Stevenson vs. BJ Penn
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Fabricio Werdum
Marcus Davis vs. Jess Liaudin
Jason Lambert vs. Wilson Gouveia
Kendall Grove vs. Jorge Rivera

Preliminary Bouts:
Alessio Sakara vs. James Lee
Sam Stout vs. Per Eklund
Paul Kelly vs. Paul Taylor
Colin Robinson vs. Antoni Hardonk


I know, you must be thinking that I am fuckin' crazy for not showing excitement for Kendall Grove vs. Jorge Rivera or Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Fabricio Werdum or the Lightweight Championship between Joe Stevenson vs. BJ Penn which is nothing short of a contenders match to reward Sean "Shroids" Sherk who will then fight the new Champion for the belt that was taken away from him a few weeks ago.

As I stated, I rewatched UFC 79 and I have to say that the UFC set the bar really high in terms of the quality of the fight cards and that's the reason why I can't get into UFC 80.

So what if B.J. Penn fights Daddy for the Roid infested belt?

So what if Gonzaga is fighting Werdum (who beat GG's ass by TKO to record his first loss)?

Out of all the fights, Jason "Bitch tits" Lambert vs. Wilson "Who the fuck?" Gouveia sums up the UFC 80 money grab that should rightfully be a free event to repay the fans that bought the worst UFC event of last year which was UFC 72 in Ireland.

"Bitch tits" vs. "Who the fuck?" is the one fight that comes remotely close to grabbing my attention for UFC 80. That says a lot for the card doesn't it?

Then after that debacle, we have UFC 81:Freak Show - the debut of "Cock Sword" Lesnar in the Heavyweight division of the UFC going up against the former UFC Champion and a fighter who rarely trains on a consistent basis because, well.. he doesn't feel like it - Frank Mir.



Carrying on with the Superbowl weekend madness that is UFC 81 is the biggest joke of all, the INTERIM UFC Heavyweight Championship between Sylvia and Nogueira that will most likely bore the living shit out of all of us to jump back to WWE Professional wrestling that we all watched when we were kids (well, maybe not that far back but you get the gist of what I mean).

Man, sometimes I feel like I'm being force fed a steaming pile of bullshit that everyone has been brainwashed to like because its the UFC or the other bullshit argument that its MMA and I should like it!



Fuck no!

There's quality fights and there's bullshit fights that don't mean anything which completely sums up UFC 80 in that, none of those fights mean a damn thing inclusive of the Penn/Stevenson fight when knowing that the reward is for Shroids to come back from Steroids suspension straight into a title fight. The guy isn't Couture ya know!

Expect quite a bit of my ragging on the UFC until March 1st when Hendo fights Anderson Silva at UFC 82 for the Middleweight strap. Until then, I am gonna be the most critical bastard you've ever had the pleasure of reading.

So, to those who will rain on my piss party parade to say that the UFC 80 card is "stacked", here's a taste of what you will encounter which only covers rounds 2 & 3 (I thought I would spare you from complete mind numbing boredom) and also my #2 most boring fight of 2007 between Andrei Arlovski and Fabricio Werdum. (#1 belongs to Sanchez vs. Koscheck).

There's a nice shot between round 2 and 3 of Randy Couture sitting beside Dana White when they were 'friends' but after almost a year, they are not anymore.

One last thing, fuck all you Commando Moms in assault vehicle Mini Vans, Bitches!


Who Hits Harder?

MMA forums are always plagued by some guy (you know who you are) harping on about how boxer's punch harder than mixed martial artists but now thanks National Geographic's Fight Science let the truth be known.

"At the pinnacle of mixed martial arts (MMA) is the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which has sought to legitimize MMA in a league that has become a pop culture phenomenon. Now, scientists analyze the unique fighting styles and capabilities of legendary fighters like Randy Couture, former UFC heavyweight champion Bas Rutten, former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz and two-time world submission grappling champion Dean Lister. Among the results, scientists determine that Rutten's kick generates a force equivalent to a 35 mph (56 kph) car crash, and Couture's endurance is nearly 10 times better than that of the average person and his blows generate double the force of a heavyweight boxer's best punch."

Note to Floyd take that rematch with Oscar.

"Captain America is not keeping his word"

That's a quote from your favorite UFC President, Dana White about Randy Couture not playing nice in the MMA sandbox while under contract with the UFC and now Randy faces a lawsuit filed yesterday initiated by parent company, Zuffa LLC.

From ReviewJournal.com

"We are alleging numerous intentional torts, which have caused Zuffa and the UFC significant harm," attorney Donald J. Campbell said. "Based upon that harm we are seeking to address these matters before a court of law."

The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $10,000 and states that the amount of both compensatory and punitive damages would be proven at trial. It also seeks an injunction restraining Couture from participating in any way in any promotion competing against the UFC.

The lawsuit is the latest episode of discord between Couture and UFC President Dana White, who said he has considered Couture a friend for eight years.

"What's really tough for me, to be honest, is we have been friends for a very long time," White said. "The hard part is that he is not living up to his obligations. Captain America is not keeping his word."

Monday's lawsuit claims Couture's negative statements about the company constituted "injurious falsehood and trade disparagement," that has led to significant financial losses for the UFC.

The lawsuit also alleges conspiracy, stating that several unnamed parties to be identified at a later date worked with Couture to intentionally inflict harm on the UFC.

In addition to the disparaging remarks that Couture has made about the UFC and Zuffa, Couture is also breaching the terms of his contract by sponsoring a team in the IFL under the Xtreme Couture banner which is in direct violation of the terms of the contract Couture signed with Zuffa.

According to the lawsuit, Couture is also in breach of a stipulation that prohibits him from engaging in "direct or indirect competition" with the UFC for a period of 12 months following the termination of his contract.

Thus, Couture's sponsorship and promotion of a team in the International Fight League would be in direct violation of the stipulation. Currently, the IFL's Web site lists Couture's Xtreme Couture team taking on Mario Sperry's World Class Fight Center at the IFL's Feb. 29 card at the Orleans Arena.

Couture needs to get himself a lawyer who is able to explain to him as if he was a 6-year old child, what he can and cannot do while under contract with Zuffa. This is yet another example of Couture embarrassing himself due to his lack of knowledge of the legally binding contract he signed with Zuffa.

My advice to Captain America is to suck it up, complete the terms of his contract and walk away from the UFC when the terms have been met (2 fights remaining on contract).

Randy, when you throw sand in the face of a giant, you will lose... unless you're Fedor which clearly, you are not.

Karate Helps Kid to Become a Quitter

Thanks to the guys in the lockflow.com forum for a good laugh.

"ENGLEWOOD, CO—After months of being taught to develop courage, inner strength, and other values of the martial arts, Daniel Finkelstein finally achieved the self-confidence necessary to stand up to his parents and quit taking karate lessons, the area sixth-grader reported Monday.

Karate classes like these have given 11-year-old Daniel Finkelstein, left, abilities beyond his years to abandon things halfway through.
Finkelstein, 11, who was bullied into beginner's classes at Dragon Karate and Tae Kwon Do Academy by his father in July, reportedly drew on a number of recently acquired skills, including poise and self-assurance, when confronting his parents about how much he despised karate.

"Before karate, I used to let everyone—my mom, my dad, even my grandma—push me around," Finkelstein said. "They would tell me what to do and I would just roll over and do it, because they were bigger than me and I was scared."

"If it wasn't for the focus and determination I learned in karate, I would still be in karate right now," he added.

According to Finkelstein, having to punch, kick, and spar with boys twice his size gave him newfound resolve, which the once submissive child would use when he decided he no longer wanted to have to punch, kick, and spar with boys twice his size.

"I never thought I had it in me," said Finkelstein, who claimed he was prepared to use physical aggression only as a last resort to drop out of the martial arts class. "It was just like Sensei Steve used to say: 'Only by believing in yourself can you overcome the obstacles that lie ahead.'"

Added Finkelstein: "Thank God I don't have to listen to that crap anymore."

The white-belt also said the lessons he learned could prove valuable should he need to protect himself against any future involvement in swimming or violin lessons.

"It's like there's nothing I can't quit now if I just put my mind to it," Finkelstein said. "I bet one day I'll quit going to algebra class, just like my older cousin did."

"Sensei" Steve Guardino, Finkelstein's former instructor, said he had noticed a distinct difference in the boy since he began, and subsequently stopped, attending the karate course.

"When Daniel first showed up to class, he was like many of the other kids we see—timid, unsure of himself, and very insecure," Guardino said. "But look at him now: He's gone."

Finkelstein, who had little athletic inclination before taking karate, has now reported significantly increased energy to avoid taking part in activities he doesn't like.

"When someone suggests doing something lame, I'm the first one off my feet and headed out of that room," he said. "It feels amazing."

Daniel's parents, Samantha and Robert Finkelstein, said they were still shocked at the change in their son.

"Not only is Daniel more confident these days, but he's more assertive, better at expressing what he wants and doesn't want, and incredibly determined—it's like he's a whole new kid," Mr. Finkelstein said. "I knew we should've put him in soccer instead.""

Elite XC Signs entire Shamrock Family

Elite XC has announced the signing of both Ken Shamrock and his son Ryan. Leading to speculation that after his brother beats him to a pulp his son will have a go at him too. Seriously though after the bloodbrothersppv website was launched with a fight day countdown ending on Tues April 1 everyone started to realize they were being taken for a ride on this, then the fight date was changed to sometime in December and Ken was signed and suddenly this is being talked about seriously again. It's all hype folks.
You can catch father and son on Elite XC's March 8 card in England against as yet unnamed opponents. Ryan is 19 years old and 1-0 so far in MMA competition. He fights in the 135 pound division.
Uncle Frank will fight Cung Le in a five-round fight for the Strikeforce middleweight title, on March 29 in San Jose, Calif. in a joint Strikeforce Elite XC event.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Danzig on Montreal Card

TUF season six winner Mac Danzig will face Canadian Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Mark Bocek at UFC 84 on Saturday, April 19 in Montreal. Bocek is 5-1 (1-1 in the UFC) with his only loss in his UFC debut against Frankie Edgar. This will be Danzig's first fight in the UFC at 155 pounds.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

WCO Show Canceled

Just hours before the event began, CSAC Executive Director Armando Garcia forced its cancellation due to funding issues that could have left the night’s fighters unpaid. According to a report from Sherdog.com, WCO officials missed two deadlines the CSAC had set to prove that the fighters’ pay was secured. Additionally, according to MMAWeekly.com, “Several fighters indicated that they were approached to tear up their current contracts and sign new agreements that would pay them $100 for fighting on the event and then sign a separate agreement that would make up the difference between the $100 and their originally agreed upon purse in what would be dubbed an appearance fee to be paid at a later date.“
The card that featured many former pride and UfC fighters had apparently sold poorly with only 20% of tickets being purchased and had been plagued with problems which included a 5 hour weigh in and a reported car accident involving Joe Riggs. Tickets for the event are being refunded, of course ticketmaster will not be refunding their fees. Pissed of fighters and fans, goodbye WCO.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Florian vs Lauzon

Kenny Florian has confirmed that he will be fighting Joe Lauzon at UFN 13 on April 2. UFC Fight Night 13 will likely take place in Denver and air live on Spike TV as a lead-in for “The Ultimate Fighter 7,”

WCO Jan. 12

The World Cagefighting Organization event for Sat. Jan 12 includes several former UFC and Pride Fighters and is available via live feed over the internet. Check out the fight card below.

LH: Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs. Vernon White
HW: Ricco Rodriguez vs. Mike Kyle
HW: Mark Kerr vs. TBA*
HW: Jimmy Ambriz vs. Wesley “Cabbage” Correira
MW: Joe Riggs vs. Gustavo Machado
HW: Virgil Zwicker vs. David Mejia
MW: David Loiseau vs. Leopoldo Serao
WW: Tiki Ghosn vs. J.J. Ambrose
LH: Fabio Costa vs. Carlos Fuentes
FW: Georgi Karakahyan vs. Armando Sanchez
HW: Tony Sylvestor vs. Cain Velasquez

*“Kauai Kupihea has been presented and has been tentatively approved. However, he has not completed his licensing requirements.”

Jeff Joslin not Fighting in April

Never break your own rules. The one time I mention a fight rumor it of course turns out to be false. Jeff Joslin is not fighting in Montreal because of some lingering injuries. It's a shame he has been sidelined for so long after a good showing against Kos in his only UFC appearance (even catching him in a triangle just as the round ended). Joslin has also fought top welterweight Jon Fitch losing a controversial decision in a fight where Joslin was headbutted and Fitch was given a standing eight count (check out the fight on youtube if you haven't seen it).

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Shogun staying in Curitiba fighting in Montreal

In an interview with graciemag.com Shogun had the following to say about the immediate future

“We decided everyone would stay in Curitiba. My brother (Murilo Ninja) had already bought his ticket, but decided to stay. The two of us and Dida (Andre) will stay and we’ll open our own gym, called UDL (Universidade da Luta). The team looks promising; we already have around 15 fighters with us. I went back to heavy training today and we’re training muay thai with Mauricio Veio and physical conditioning with Moralez. We’re looking for a Jiu-Jitsu coach for our groundwork, but for the time being we’re training among ourselves,” said Shogun.

On his return to the octagon, Mauricio Rua declared: “I’m already preparing for my return, I’ll fight on April 19th. Ninja and Dida go back in March. I’m injury free and with none of the pains in my knee that bothered me so, I’ll devote my entire day to fighting and I’ll be 100%. I’ll do my best to give back to my fans.”

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Fitch vs Gono

Jon Fitch has confirmed on his official website fitchfighter.com that he has signed his bout agreement to fight Akihiro Gono at UFC 82 on March 1.

Tool of the Day: Melvin Guillard

Melvin Guillard gets my first nomination as Tool of the Day for his recent interview published in the Baltimore Sun. Here are a few excerpts displaying the fantasy world Melvin resides in and why he is such an asset to a company trying to shed the public perception that this is a sport full of thugs.

"So, in a way, it sounds like you don’t even think he won the fight.

He really didn’t. He didn’t take my heart. I took his heart before he got in the ring. He was scared to fight me before he got in the ring. And, it’s like I tell everybody – and I’m going to keep saying it – when I see him again, I’m going to fight him again. When I get ready to go home for Mardi Gras, he just knows not to be seen. I went home for New Years and the places he wants to go, he wasn’t even there. He knew I was going to be there looking for him. He never showed up anywhere. As long as he keeps hiding from me, running from me, I’m winning the war every day. Eventually, we’ll get another rematch in the UFC ..."

"After Clementi won, he did that crotch grab and that pissed you off. But, after all that trash talking, can you kind of understand why he did that?

No, I can never understand that and nobody is ever going to make me understand that. He disrespected me after the fight. He put his nuts on the back of my head. When I catch him, I’m going to kick him in his [expletive deleted] nuts. I can’t look at that and respect that. Because of the beef we have? Naw, I can’t. That’s honestly like me seeing him next time ... and I spit in his face. My dad always told me if a man spit on you or slapped you, [expletive deleted] kill him. And if he put his nuts on my head on national TV, I’m going to [expletive deleted] kill him, period. So, there’s no way I’m ever going to overlook that and be like, “Naw, it’s cool because we were having problems.” Hell no. I ain’t ever gonna let another man do that to me and get away with it.

As far as the fight, though, honestly, I was going to be the bigger man about it and give him that victory -- congratulate him on his win -- but let him know that we’re still not friends and we’re going to fight again. But, as I’m getting up, it’s like he kicked me in the back of the neck, and it pushed me back down a little bit. So, I’m like, “What the [expletive deleted]?” And, I jump up like, “No, he did not just put his nuts on my neck.” So, that’s why I went after him like I did.

I had a few opportunities where I could have hit him but I had just got off an eight month suspension from [president] Dana [White] and the UFC and the [Nevada State Athletic] Commission. I wasn’t going to be stupid and let him win again by me putting my hands on him and then they dock me some more pay. If I had done that to him, he’d still be winning. So, I just kind of let it go, let it ride just for now. Just for now."

This is my favourite part..."I wanted to fight Roger Huerta, but they said he’s on vacation right now. So, that fight’s up in the air. "..."Whoever they give me the next fight, I’m hoping and praying it’s a striker ... hopefully fight a couple of strikers. Give the crowd what they came to see me do best. The people come to see me stand up and trade punches ‘til I knock someone out. When I’m fighting and struggling to get guys off my back, to try to keep me off the ground, it takes away from what I’m really good at -- for the fans. With that, I’m hoping I get a decent fight next time around."

If the crowd wanted to watch a boxing match Melvin they would watch, well boxing. Now I know your not going to believe this but the fans didn't all come to see you win and the UFC is not just gonna feed you "cans" to KO and then give you the title, no matter how much you think you deserve it. Congratulations you are the tool of the day.

Horn to Fight Marquardt

Jeremy Horn has stepped up to fight Nate Marquardt at UFC 81 on Feb 2 after Thales Leites was forced to withdraw due to injury. Horn last competed in the UFC in May 2006, when he defeated Chael Sonnen via second-round submission.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Rampage The Ultimate Fighter

If Rampage can manage to pass down 1/10th of his charisma to any of his students they will be set for life. He can also teach them how to exploit the Japanese, both inside and outside of "THE OCTAGON" :)

Leites out of UFC 81

Thales Leites has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 81 bout against Nate Marquardt because of a broken right hand suffered in training Monday. Leites will undergo surgery on the hand later this week. No word yet of a replacement.

Xtreme Couture Coming to Canada

Xtreme Couture has announced it will be opening 4 new gyms across Canada. For those of you in the GTA the first gym is expected to open in Etobicoke with the following trainers.

Brent Beauparlant – MMA/Wrestling Instructor
Chris Horodecki – MMA/Muay Thai Instructor
Mark Hominick – MMA/Muay Thai Instructor
Jeff Joslin – MMA/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor
Shawn Geris – Freestyle/Greco Roman Wrestling Instructor
Dave Mair – Freestyle Wrestling Instructor
Yuri Botnarenko – Greco Roman Wrestling Instructor
Marco Antico – Muay Thai Instructor
Mish Cirkunov – Judo Instructor
Patrick Goulah – Traditional Jiu Jitsu Instructor

*Jeff Joslin is also rumored to be on the card at UFC 83 in Montreal on April 19 (I don't normally like to report fights until they are official so if this fight doesn't happen know that I will go back and edit this post and pretend I never mentioned this).

UFC 81 Fight Card

Several fights have officially been added to UFC 81, here's the fight card.

Frank Mir vs Brock Lesnar
Tim Sylvia vs Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Ricardo Almeida vs Alan Belcher
Thales Leites vs Nate Marquardt
Gleison Tibau vs Tyson Griffin
Tomasz Drwal vs David Heath
Marvin Eastman vs Terry Martin
Keita Nakamura vs Rob Emerson

Monday, January 7, 2008

Breakwind News

In a last ditch attempt to attract a larger female audience, Dana White has announced the UFC's newest Cuddly Mascot.


Now what the fuck is it?!?

UFC 80: Why Can't I Get Interested?

There has been a lot of activity on the rumor mill this past weekend with some interesting fights being talked about. Then it struck me, we're less than two weeks away from UFC 80 and I'm more interested in these unsigned fights. Now I love to watch BJ Penn and as everyone wants to point out he was favored to win the title twice before and lost but I just can't buy it.
This fight reminds me of Sherk vs Florian, these guys are at two different levels right now in their careers so the fight just doesn't interest me the way Penn vs Sherk would (and I have serious doubts Penn will stick around the LW division long enough for that fight to happen even though there has been some trash talk between the two). Gonzaga vs Werdum, this could be the most interesting fight on the card. How will Gonzaga rebound from the Couture fight and Werdum from his loss to Arlovski? Fabricio has taken a lot of heat for the AA fight the same way Sylvia took all the flack for his third fight with Arlovski. I definitely don't think he was entirely responsible, so many fighters have looked bad in their first fight in the octagon we can hardly expect Werdum to be any different. Both guys have tremendous ground skills and have shown a willingness to stand and trade, Gonzaga has a previous loss (2003) to Fabricio so look for him to avenge and prove he deserves to remain in the title picture. As for the rest of the card, Marcus Davis (who has become a staple on the UK cards) vs Jess Liaudin, I don't think Liaudin is much of a test for him. Gouveia vs Lambert have both had some interesting wins and losses in the UFC this one could prove to be the sleeper of the night. Kendall vs Jorge, a tune up for Grove after his loss to Cote. Paul Taylor, who had a great fight with Davis and Sam Stout, who went to war with Spencer Fisher are both fighting relative unknowns in Paul Kelly and Per Eklund respectively. Finally Antoni Hardonk, who doesn't impress at all, fights Colin Robinson who is 0-1 in the UFC and would never be included in a card outside the UK while newcomer James Lee fights Alessio Sakara. I cannot understand why Sakara is still in the UFC, they just released Jordan Radev for losing to McFedries and Lister, two guys Sakara has lost to along with Houston Alexander (now I know everyone will say Jardine lost to Alexander as well but that was before most people knew anything about Houston and Jardine thought he had him hurt and rushed in while Sakara just looked scared shitless and tried to not get killed). So there it is less than two weeks to go someone please tell me why I'm wrong about this card so handing over my hard earned money doesn't hurt so much.

Kimbo vs Abbott back on?

According to Proelite dot com "Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson and former UFC staple Tank Abbott is scheduled to be the main event of EliteXC's next show on Saturday, February 16."

This match up was originally scheduled and canceled for
Oct. 12 2007 in Atlantic City, N.J. by Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC).

My small wish list for this fight:
1. The fight goes through, obviously.
2. That it is a street fight and each throws the small amount of mma they know out the window.
3. Tank gets drunk off his ass and bumps into Bas and Kimbo before the fight.
4. Tank KTFO Kimbo.


Joe Rogan Vision

Friday, January 4, 2008

GSP vs. EMO

What's an EMO? Well, check out Urban Dictionary to find out along with what a Rusty Trombone is or a Donkey Punch, or even a Cincinatti Bowtie and my personal favorite, the Angry Dragon.

This is a MuchMusic reality series about some Goth-punk ass loser named Robin Black who wants to be a fuckin' fighter. Apparently, he holds a blackbelt in Taekwondo according to the reliable Wikipedia source about him.

I will not be covering any more of this bullshit about Robin Black because quite frankly, it's pure bullshit that he is exploiting MMA to promote his EMO music bullshit especially on a national program similar to MTV in Canada. Sad, really sad.

It's fun to watch GSP roll though... makes you wonder how you'd do against the Champ!

"How is Cage Fighting More Popular Than the NFL?"



Gotta love what the chick behind the counter has to say... the second part of course ;)

MMA Pic of the Day - GSP, Hughes, Rogan



This picture was taken immediately following GSP's 2nd round win against Matt Hughes at UFC 79. I love Rogan's expression however, I'm not sure if Rogan has an affinity for Hughes or a general disgust about GSP's new Affliction line of T-shirts.

You be the judge.

UFC 80: Rapid Fire Preview w/ B.J. Penn Interview

UFC 80: Rapid Fire


B.J. Penn UFC 80 interview:


UFC 80: JANUARY 19, 2008 IN NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND

Main Card Bouts (subject to change):

Joe Stevenson (#8 Lightweight in the World)* vs. BJ Penn
Gabriel Gonzaga (#5 Heavyweight in the World)* vs. Fabricio Werdum (#8 Heavyweight in the World)*
Marcus Davis (#10 Welterweight in the World)* vs. Jess Liaudin
Jason Lambert vs. Wilson Gouveia
Kendall Grove vs. Jorge Rivera

Preliminary Bouts (subject to change):

Alessio Sakara vs. James Lee
Sam Stout vs. Per Eklund
Paul Kelly vs. Paul Taylor
Colin Robinson vs. Antoni Hardonk

Main card airs live in the United States on pay-per-view on Saturday, January 19 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time (12:00 PM Pacific Time)

Serra Ready fo April

Matt Serra says he should be ready to fight GSP in April.

"The 33-year-old from Long Island, N.Y., has yet to resume full training from the two herniated discs in his lower back that forced him out of the recent UFC 79 grudge match against Matt Hughes in Las Vegas.

But he says April sounds doable, even if it means venturing into hostile territory north of the border.

"I'm definitely up for that," he told The Canadian Press in an interview.
Serra is back doing "everyday stuff" but is only now beginning to resume some form of training. That hasn't helped his weight, he acknowledged.

"You know me. I get chubby real quick," he said cheerfully, comparing himself to Robert De Niro's ballooning Jake La Motta in the film "Raging Bull."

As for fighting in Montreal, Serra looks to another boxing movie - "Rocky 4" - when Rocky Balboa flies to Russia to take on Ivan Drago.

"Same thing, but just put the little Italian guy in Canada. That's me. I like it, I like it, man."

"I take no offence at people in Canada yelling for me to die," he added."

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Joe Rogan on the Drug DMT

Many of you MMA Fever fans remember our recent article Joe Rogan's Canister of Cannabis.

Well Joe takes it to the next level talking about the drug DMT and his usage of the drug.

Listen to Joe's way out there thoughts on life. What a champ!

The Sandman Sandbagged

At the UFC 79 preliminary fight, James "The Sandman" Irvin received an illegal knee to the noggin when Irvin was grounded resulting in a disqualification to Luiz Cane because James Irvin could not continue the fight according to the octagon side doctors as well as referee, Mustache Mazzagatti. Irvin has been medically suspended until 02/28/08.

What's interesting is not the knee to the grounded opponent but rather, the fact that Mike Goldberg thought that Irvin was poked in the eye. I know the cage doesn't offer the best vantage points at certain angles because of the chain linked fence but come on, these guys have monitors to watch exactly what we're watching and to miss something like that is well... classic Goldberg for ya!!!



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Another Fuckin' Tito Ortiz Story...

My New Year's resolution was to swear a helluva lot more than usual to express myself so that's just what's gonna happen to ward off the MMA bible thumpers and their bullshit theories on human behaviour for the acceptance of God.

Shit, that was serious... sorry, wrong site!

Anyway, my favorite Hall of Fame Tool, Tito Ortiz is set to debut tonight on Donald Trump's, The Celebrity Apprentice.

Apparently, Michael Vick was supposed to be on the show but he he was too busy fuckin' the dog.

Frank Dux is a Fag!

I used to like the movie Bloodsport a lot then I caught wind of this over at MMAMania and Jean-Claude Van Damme proves to us that you know when your admiration for a fighter has gone too far when...



Anyway, I apologize to any fags out there that found my post to be offensive as well as the Couture fans too because you have a right to be who you are without judgement.

Here's VD, in his very first movie role playing a gay Karate fighter in the 1984 movie, "Monaco Forever".

Now Brock's a Baby

Matt Hughes told the world in his recent autobiography that Big Tim Sylvia was always crying and that they weren't friends.

This obviously caught Tim by suprise because he later stated he considered Hughes one of his best friends, leaving everyone to wonder whether Matt was just being his usual lovable self or Tim just had so few friends even Matt's denial of friendship wasn't enough to knock him off Tim's buddies list.

Now in a recent interview on ESPN radio Tim has called WWE superstar and new UFC aquisition Brock Lesnar a "baby" who "doesn't like to get kicked and can't kick", leaving eveyone to wonder who the hell does like to get kicked.

At least Tim taking shots at Lesnar can be considered trash talking a possible future opponent where Matt talking shit well there is only one thing that can be considered.

Tim then went on to say that Mir would beat Lesnar which on paper seems to be the easy anwser, Lesnar's being seen as a one dimensional fighter who will have to take Mir to the ground thus leaving himself open for submissions, but without having seen much of Lesnar's new found skills in his first MMA fight and having seen Mir's last few fights I don't know that Sylvia's prediction based on one day of training with Brock should be taken as Gospel.

Say what you want about the UFC their matchmaking is usually solid and the odds makers who are more often than not fairly conservative have Lesnar as the favourite going in, Mir has not been the same fighter who broke Sylvia's arm since his return to the UFC.

Speaking of Hughes he recently stated on his website that he has already talked to Dana about a match with Serra if GSP can beat him in what may be an April title match between the two in Montreal (road trip here I come).

This will come as a suprise to nobody, even with the loss to St.Pierre there is interest in this fight because of all the bad blood between the two Matts and all the time we invested in this fight watching TUF.

Mac Danzig - "I am a Tool"


“Animals on factory farms and in slaughterhouses don’t have a fighting chance,” says Danzig, who forced his opponent, Tommy Speer, into submission using a rear naked choke just two minutes and one second into the first round of the championship match last month. “I don’t eat animals because I don’t want to contribute to their suffering—it’s that simple. Do yourself a favor, do the planet a favor, and help end animal abuse. Go veg.” Danzig got his shot at the crown by prevailing over his competitors on Spike TV’s Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Matt Hughes: UFC 69 "I Love It" Explanation

I mentioned previously that Matt Hughes wrote a book about himself and now an excerpt has been leaked about a particular incident that pissed off many people that directly spoke to the character of God's chosen one, Matt Hughes.

Hmmmm... even after reading this excerpt, I still think Hughes was a dick for acting like a ringside pussy bitch with Sean Shroids.

Matt Hughes:

On April 7, 2007, I was in Houston, Texas for UFC 69. I was sitting in the front row by the production people. I wondered what it would be like to watch Georges St. Pierre become the first person other than Pat and me to defend the welterweight title.

The result of the match was a given, because the accomplished fighter was taking on the winner of a reality show. My buddy Steven was at my side, and we were talking about upcoming events.

I didn't expect the fight to be very exciting at all. Suddenly, I heard the crowd go nuts and then I looked into the cage.

Matt Serra threw a mean punch, and Georges started running around a little bit. 'He's hurt!' I thought immediately. 'Wait a minute. He can't be hurt. He's fighting Matt Serra. What happened in the last twenty seconds when I wasn't watching? He's hurt. He's hurt.'

Matt Serra hit him again and knocked Georges down. This wasn't supposed to happen. As soon as Matt clipped him, I got up out of my seat and ran five feet. I grabbed Dana on the shoulder and pulled him back.

He looked up at me, jaw wide open, completely dumbfounded at what was going on. It was like he had just come out of a lobotomy or something.

'That's my fight!' I said, calling dibs and pointing at Serra. 'That's my fight!' Dana didn’t know what was happening.

I went back to my seat and stood there and watched the rest of the match. Sean Sherk slapped me on the back and I turned around.

We looked at each other in complete shock. The fight was over. Matt Serra had beaten GSP. We couldn't stop laughing at the ridiculousness of the situation, that Serra got that one lucky punch in and tagged Georges with it.
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Cock knock to trash rag, The Sun in the U.K for the excerpt.

UFC 79 Post Fight Presser w/ GSP & Chuck & The Other Matt

GSP & Matt Hughes:






Chuck Liddell:



Cock knock to FOP & Bloody Elbow

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Ricco Rodriguez: UFC Championship Belt for Sale


For 30 fuckin' grand the UFC Heavyweight Championship Belt, it can be yours too!

I know he beat the shit out of The Can (Couture) to win the UFC Heavyweight title but come on, 30 big ones for a tired UFC belt?

Here's the description of the Ricco Rodriguez UFC 39 Heavyweight Belt eBay Auction:

THE ULTIMATE COLLECTABLE FOR THE UFC FAN!! THIS IS THE TIME TO BUY, AS THE SPORT GROWS IT WILL ONLY GO UP IN VALUE!! THIS IS THE BELT PUT ON RICCO RODRIGUEZ AFTER DEFEATING RANDY COUTURE IN UFC 39!!. HE'S SELLING IT TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR A SCHOOL WE ARE OPENING IN THE SOUTH.

UFC 39 WAS A FIGHT FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS. WITH HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE UP FOR GRABS ONE OF THE GREATEST FIGHTERS OF ALL TIME ENTERS THE CAGE WITH THE UNDERDOG, RICCO, AND AFTER SOME VERY TOUGH FIGHTING ON BOTH SIDES, RICCO IS FINALLY ABLE TO CONTROL AND DOMINATE RANDY COUTURE, EVENTUALLY WINNING BY VERBAL TAP OUT. VERY FEW HEAVYWEIGHTS CAN SAY THEY TAPPED RANDY COUTURE. ITS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF HOW SKILLED RICCO RODRIGUEZ REALLY IS, THOUGH HE RARELY GETS THE CREDIT HE DESERVES. IT SHOULD ALSO BE NOTED THAT AFTER THAT FIGHT, RANDY DROPPED FROM HEAVYWEIGHT TO LIGHT HEAVY, AND HAS ONLY RETURNED TO THE HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION IN THE LAST YEAR.

THE WINNING BIDDER WILL ALSO BE GIVEN AN AUTOGRAPHED PICTURE OF THE BELT ON RICCO, AND WELL AS A PICTURE HANDING THE BELT TO THE NEW OWNER. THIS IS THE UFC BELT, ITS A FEW YEARS OLD AND HAS SOME SMALL SCRATCHES AND THE LEATHER HAS SOME FADE TO IT, BUT ANY OF THIS COULD BE(AND MIGHT BE BEFORE IT LEAVES) TOUCHED UP. AND EVERYONE THAT HAS EVER SEEN IT HAS HAD TO GET A PICTURE IN IT!

THIS SPORT IS BLOWING UP. DON'T BE THE GUY KICKING YOURSELF 20 YEARS FROM NOW WISHING YOU BOUGHT THIS WHEN YOU HAD THE CHANCE. THEY DON'T COME ON THE MARKET VERY OFTEN. RICCO ISN'T EXCITED TO PART WITH IT, BUT HAS A FAMILY NOW AND IS LOOKING AT THE FUTURE. HE WANT TO TEACH PEOPLE WHAT HE'S LEARNED IN THE OCTAGON , RING, AND MATS, AND NEEDS AS MUCH CAPITAL AS POSSIBLE TO GET IT DONE RIGHT. AND HE WOULD RATHER JUST WIN ANOTHER DOWN THE ROAD!! IT CURRENTLY IS DISPLAYED ON A SHELF IN MY OFFICE, BUT WOULD LOOK INCREDIBLE IF MOUNTED IN A GLASS DISPLAY!

ANY BIDDER WILL NEED TO CONTACT ME SO WE CAN VERIFY ABILITY TO PAY. 5% DEPOSIT BY PAYPAL WITH IN 24 HOURS OF WINNING. THE BALANCE WILL NEED TO BE BY BANK WIRE OR SECURED FUNDS.NO PAYPAL FOR BALANCE UNLESS BUYER COVERS ALL PAYPAL FEES.

SHIPPING WILL BE INCLUDED TO THE 48 STATES. OUTSIDE OF THAT BUYER PAYS ACTUAL RATE. PICK UP IS NOT A PROBLEM, AND YOU WOULD GET A COOL PHOTO OP. OTHERWISE, SIGNED PHOTOS WILL BE INCLUDED WITH THE BELT, ALONG WITH A LETTER FROM RICCO THANKING YOU FOR YOUR PURCHASE.

ANY QUESTIONS?? HIT ME UP!

OTHERWISE, HAPPY BIDDING AND GOOD LUCK!!

Here's how Ricco won the belt in the 5th round against "The Can" @ 3:04 on 9/27/2002. Take special note of the pubic hair on Dana White's head when he dawns Ricco with the belt at the end of the clip.

Cro Cop is Just Fucked!

Seriously, why do this to yourself when you've already proven to be a mockery to the UFC now you're acting the fool with Japanese Pro wrestling? Who do you think you are, Josh Barnett?

Hustle Professional Wrestling is a sports entertainment company based out of Japan with a very large following similar to the WWE in America. The NYE Dynamite Hardcore event was flamboyantly shown before a sold out arena packed full of Japanese stars.

Dana White told reporters that he signed off on Mirko's appearance on the show so Cro Cop isn't that fucked... just a little though!

At least he's 1-0 for 2008 :)