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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Rampage Talks



http://mma.lohudblogs.com/2008/03/26/notes-from-quinton-rampage-jacksons-visit-to-o-and-a-today/

"After the fight where I knocked Chuck out, I got booed. I was devastated. I am a fan friendly fighter. I noticed after that fight [the Liddell fight] I wasn’t that fan friendly to American fans anymore. I’ve always been an international fighter because I fought in Japan and have been more friend family over there
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"I think that if I fought Wanderlei Silva in the UFC I would have beat him. Wanderlei was the chuck Liddell of Pride. If you were beating Wanderlei on the ground, the referee’s would stand you right up. It happened to me. It happened to other fighters that fought him.
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"It’s tougher to fight in Pride . The UFC is ran by regular people… Pride wasn’t. I don’t know how much I can say. The UFC is real. The referee can kind of alter the fight in Pride.

Me and Silva don’t even talk to each other. Silva is the type of guy that thinks everyone should be afraid of him. The way I react around him is different. I am not afraid of Wanderlei Silva. They call him “The Axe Murder” because he destroys people in his fights. They threw him chumps and he murdered them. Look at his record of guys he fought. This guy is “The Chump Murderer”. I speak my mind around him and he looks at me all crazy like I shouldn’t be saying that. I think some of the referees took payoffs in Pride. In Japan, I promise you something was up.

On Kimbo Slice:

I heard Kimbo Slice is calling me out. Hold on dawg, you aren’t even in my weight class! You don’t even fight in my organization! Why don’t you call out the heavyweight champion?

On pro wrestlers and Brock Lesnar:

I think that it’s good that pro wrestlers can come over and do some real stuff. Brock Lesnar came and didn’t bring and WWE with him. He didn’t act a fool or nothing like that. He did a good job, he almost finished Mir."

Not MMA, Just Badass, Iron Mike Zambidis

Serra vs Canada 2?


Matt Serra didn't get lucky. He threw his fist at GSP's head and connected. Is he the underdog this time around, most think so. I think short compact Serra has GSP's number, much like Rampage has Liddell's.

Evan Dumb Tanner


http://www.sportsnet.ca/mma/2008/03/20/ufc_champ_broke/
I've covered "Evan broke Tanner before". This guy was made for "down and out in beverly hills". Something isn't right upstairs.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008

Rampage = UFC boost


Yeah I know, 2 Rampage related posts in a row. Rampage is a huge UFC opportunity if:
1. The UFC figures out how to harness Rampages charisma.
2. Get him on prime time TV and unknowing people will follow his next appearance...They don't even have to know he is a fighter ;)
3. Hello!...... he is a rare charismatic UFC. Muhammad Ali anyone?

The ultimate fighter show


The show that made MMA will be back and in full swing on April 2nd.
<--- Rampage looks 1/2 as excited as I am for the new season.
Check out some excellent verbal judo between the coaches, posted by Riley earlier.

Small Man Evan Tanner


UFC middleweight tanner is an addict.
He is a drunk. Casino's love him to believe he can be richer..er..er. If there is an addiction to spread Tanner is your man.

Best of luck to you Evan Tanner. Get some Help!

The Fedor thing almost worked


Just kidding. M-1 global still sucks. Emelianenko Never Under Contract to M-1. For all the Dana White president of the UFC sucks Internet thingy...The dumbest thing Dana has done doesn't compare to the smartest thing M-1 Global has ever done.

Always bet on black


Not racist. Chuck vs Liddell (haha). Rashad will obviously be a huge underdog in this fight. I don't bet anymore, but Rashad has an uncanny way of making his opponent look stupid and lazy. Bet pennies on the dollar for the Rashad win!

Goldberg - Toe to Toe with Frank Shamrock and Cung Le

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EliteXC - CBS Promos

EliteXC CBS Promo 1
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EliteXC CBS Promo 2
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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

HDNET's Inside MMA - Rampage and Griffin

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Rampage as usual is on his game for this interview. Rampage and Forrest talk about the upcoming season of TUF and how they match up to one another in the ring.

Kala Kolohe Hose vs. Phil Baroni - ICON's: To Hell and Back

We don't have the entire fight for ya, however we have the final round and finish.

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Interview with Baroni the day after the fight.

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Fedor Emelianenko seminar in the Netherlands - M1 Global

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Some Fedor coverage for those of you needing some.

Randy Canture - Mix Fight M-1

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Randy talks about a potential fight with Fedor outside of the UFC....a need for independant rankings...

Randy prefers to fight Fedor instead of the cage instread of the ring. Great call.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sunday, March 9, 2008

CAGE RAGE 25 – BRING IT ON

Well I give Shamrock credit for lasting that long as I thought he would have been done much sooner.

CAGE RAGE 25 – BRING IT ON Results


Robert “Buzz” Berry def Ken Shamrock via KO R1 3:26
Masakazu Imanari def Jean Silva via Reverse Heel Hook R1 2:30
Rob Broughton def Neil Grove via Majority Decision R3 5:00
Tom Watson def Pierre Guillet via KO R1 2:05
Mustapha Al-Turk def Gary Turner via GNP R1 3:19
Ivan Serati def Roman Webber via KO R1 0:48
Henrique Santana def Michael Johnson via Unanimous Decision R3 5:00
Aisling Daly def Aysen Berik via GNP R1 1:49
Giorgio Andrews def Ryan Shamrock via TKO R1 5:00
John Hathaway def Marvin Arnold via GNP R1 1:32
John Phillips def Jake Bostwick via GNP R1 4:10

Robert “Buzz” Berry def Ken Shamrock Video (quality is aight)

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Shamrock getting dummied captured from a ring side view.

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Fedor vs. Randy still possible in the UFC - five ounces of pain


Apy Echteld, one of Fedor’s agents, told ESPN The Magazine that Fedor could be a free agent as early as next week:

Apy Echteld, one of Emelianenko’s agents, confirmed what a source close to the situation previously told The Magazine: M-1 Global and Emelianenko will part ways some time in the next week, making the Russian a free agent. Divorce negotiations are ongoing right now, with a formal announcement likely for in the next few days. “Officially, yes, Fedor will be a free agent,” Echteld says.

And apparently Dana White is open to negotiation with Fedor and his people again should that be the case:

“Absolutely, 100 percent, in a heartbeat,” says White. “People think he’s the best—I don’t, not even close. But if it’s somehow possible, I would make it happen.”

“I like Randy, I genuinely like to think he’s a good guy,” White says. “As much as we’ve gone back and forth on this, I would sign Fedor and do everything possible to get Randy in the octagon with him. I’d do anything, because a., it’s a great fight and b., I think Randy would smash Fedor.”

I’ll believe all this when it comes to fruition, but don’t you think news like this regarding Fedor should be coming from Vadim Finklestein instead of Apy Echteld? Vadim is Fedor’s main agent and it just seems odd to me that this news isn’t coming from him. It’s nice to have hope, however, and for those of us pining for this fight, this is very good news.

Rashad Evans and Chuck Liddell to Headline UFC 85 - MMA Junkie



Rashad Evans (11-0-1 MMA, 6-0-1 UFC) will fill in for an injured Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and to take on Chuck Liddell (21-5 MMA, 16-4 UFC) in the main event of UFC 85.

UFC 85 takes place June 7 at the 02 Arena in London, England.

On Tuesday the UFC announced the Rua had ruptured the ACL in his left knee, which is the same injury that forced a surgery after a UFC 76 loss to Forrest Griffin. Rua returned to training soon after the September surgery but reaggravated the injury during a recent workout.

Evans, who was expected to fight Thiago Silva at May's UFC 84 event, will step up in his place for his second straight main-event fight. "The Ultimate Fighter 2" winner's only blemish on an otherwise perfect record is a draw to Tito Ortiz at UFC 73. However, Evans bounced back for a split-decision victory over co-headliner Michael Bisping at UFC 78 in November.

Liddell, meanwhile, is looking to return to the title picture. The former champ lost his belt to Quintin Jackson at UFC 71 and then suffered a loss to Keith Jardine via split decision in September. They were the first back-to-back losses of Liddell's career. He returned for a vital victory over Wanderlei Silva at UFC 79 in December.

March 4UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste Photo Shoot for Throwdown - raw VEGAS

Ken Shamrock is BACK!


*** sounds of crickets err... cricketting ***

Yeah, I know, who cares right? Well I do so tough shit. Ken Shamrock is a legend and also the man whe helped Tito Ortiz get paid to boast about how great he is despite the injuries that were plaguing "The World's Most Dangerous Man" at the time The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale yielded the highest viewer ratings ever on Spike TV.

So Shamrocked is 44 years old now and set to fight a limey named Robert “Buzz” Berry (11-7) in a heavyweight bout at Cage Rage 25 “Bring it On” this Saturday at Wembley Arena in London.

Here's a quote from our former famous juiced up WWF wrestler about his opponent

“The guy likes to punch, and he does like to occasionally go to the ground, but I think he’s one of those kind of guys [where] you offer him a fight and he takes it,” Shamrock says. “I wanted [my first fight under the EliteXC banner] to be a challenge for me. So that’s the name they came up with. I watched the tapes and said, ‘All right, sounds good.’”

Shammy says he’s signed a two-fight deal with EliteXC, with an option for a third and that could very well be against Kimbo Slice in the future so this Cage Rage bout looks like a tune-up fight to get him back in shape and back into MMA form.

Hey Kenny, watch this recent video of Kimbo Slice picking apart Tank Abbott before you decide to get dropped on your back and wasted again.

For more, check out The Fight Network.


UFC 84: ILL WILL

For Immediate Release:

ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP® ANNOUNCES

UFC 84: ILL WILL

UFC® WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

PENN vs. SEAN SHERK

AND

TITO ORTIZ vs. LYOTO MACHIDA

WANDERLEI SILVA vs. KEITH JARDINE

SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2008

LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

Tickets Go on Sale Sunday, March 2 at 10am PST

Columbus, OH (USA) – The time for talking is over, and now UFC® Lightweight Champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn and former champion Sean “The Muscle Shark” Sherk will have the chance to settle their score. On May 24, both men will step into the UFC Octagon™ to determine, once and for all, who is the undisputed king of the 155 pound division. Also, in back-to-back light heavyweight superfights, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy”, Tito Ortiz, will take on undefeated Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida, and “The Axe Murderer”, Wanderlei Silva, will face “The Dean of Mean”, Keith Jardine. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization presents UFC 84: ILL WILL live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, May 24, 2008.

BJ Penn is a gifted athlete with great speed, flexibility and fantastic striking, and Sean Sherk is the best wrestler and likely the strongest fighter in the lightweight division,” said Dana White, UFC President. “Both believe they are the rightful 155 pound champion, and they’ve publicly traded insults about it – Penn has called Sherk a cheater and Sherk has stated he owns the belt – this should be a battle for the ages.”

Tickets for UFC 84: ILL WILL go on sale Sunday, March. 2 at 10am PST and are priced at $650, $450, $250

$150, $100 and $50. Tickets are available at the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations, and by telephone at 800-929-1111 or 702-891-7777 and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers, Macy’s West at the Fashion Show Mall and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (702) 474-4000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.ufc.com, www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

UFC® Fight Club™ members have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event now via the website www.ufc.com, and a special Internet ticket pre-sale is available to UFC newsletter subscribers now. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through www.ufc.com.

UFC 84: ILL WILL is available live on pay-per-view at 10pm EST/7pm PST on iN DEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH Network, TVN, Bell ExpressVu, Shaw Communications and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.95 for standard definition or high-definition broadcasts (where available).

One of the most talented fighters to ever step in the Octagon, UFC Lightweight Champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn (13-4-1) became a two-division UFC champion on January 19th at UFC 80 when he submitted Joe Stevenson in the second round to win the vacant lightweight crown. With a blend of stellar ground work, knockout power, and a warrior’s heart, Hawaii’s Penn has amazed fans throughout his career, winning the welterweight title in 2004, and then returning to the lightweight division he started out in and taking the belt there as well. Now he looks to prove, once and for all, that he is the true lightweight king by defeating former champion Sean Sherk, who, in July of last year, lost his title due to a positive test for a banned substance.

“I respect Sean Sherk a lot as a fighter, I think he is great athlete,” said Penn. “But how can he call himself the champion when he cheated…is he for real? I know I am the real lightweight champion, and on May 24th Sean Sherk is going to know it too.”

Fighting out of Oak Grove, Minnesota, Sean Sherk (36-2-1) has been on top of the sport for almost a decade, with an incredible 35 wins and just two losses to his name. A standout wrestler and one of the pound-for-pound strongest competitors in the sport, he defeated Kenny Florian in a battle for the vacant UFC lightweight title at UFC 64 in October of 2006 to become champion in the newly restored weight division. Now he looks to take that title back.

“I can’t wait to fight BJ Penn and get my belt back,” said Sherk. “The guy is talking a lot of crap about me, and I just can’t wait for May 24. You know, to be the champion, you have to beat the champion. So I still think of myself as the real champion, and I can’t wait for UFC 84 so I can bring my belt back home to Minnesota.”

A former UFC light heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz (16-5-1) is known for his strength, tenacity, and ground and pound attack. Winner of five of his last seven bouts, with the only blemishes being a loss to Chuck Liddell and a draw with Rashad Evans, Ortiz has defeated the likes of Forrest Griffin, Patrick Cote, Vitor Belfort and Ken Shamrock in the last three years, and “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” plans on stealing the thunder from undefeated young gun Lyoto Machida at UFC 84.

“This guy Machida isn't worth talking about,” said Ortiz. “I'm not wasting my time talking about him, so I'm going back to my three months of training. I'm going to crush him, and move on.”

Unbeaten in 12 pro fights, Brazil’s Lyoto Machida is one of the most technical and devastating strikers in the game today. Owner of wins over BJ Penn, Rich Franklin and Stephan Bonnar, Machida entered the UFC Octagon for the first time in February of 2007 and he has since scored wins over
Sam Hoger, David Heath, Kazuhiro Nakamura and most recently Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at UFC 79. On May 24th, he will attempt to keep his perfect record intact against Ortiz and put himself in top contention for the 205-pound title.

“I am honored to fight Tito Ortiz, he’s a veteran and one of the biggest names in the sport,” said Machida. “I can’t wait to fight him, I’m really motivated and have already started my training. There is no way I’m going to let this go to a decision, I’m going to finish him in this fight.”

Keith Jardine (13-4-1) scored the most significant win of his career by decisioning Chuck Liddell last September at UFC 76. In doing so, he secured his reputation as one of the top light heavyweights in the sport. “The Dean of Mean” has the power and explosiveness to derail any fighter’s game plan, and he showed off those assets when he stopped Forrest Griffin in a single round at UFC 66. Combining these strengths with exceptional wrestling and kickboxing, Jardine has a skill set that makes him a strong contender for the belt, and he intends to cement a title shot via a swift victory over “The Axe Murderer” at UFC 84.

“I’m excited about securing my place in MMA history by beating another icon in the sport,” said Jardine. “I have much respect for Wanderlei, he’s one of the greatest fighters ever, and I look forward to beating him at UFC 84.”

A legendary warrior known as “The Axe Murderer”, Wanderlei Silva (31-8-1) began his career almost 11 years ago in his native Brazil and has since cemented his legacy as one of the greatest light heavyweights in MMA history. Last December at UFC 79, Silva made a thrilling return to the Octagon, engaging in a three round war with Chuck Liddell. And though he would fall short in this Fight of The Year candidate via decision, he proved that he still has plenty of gas left in his fighting tank. A former PRIDE champion who has defeated the likes of current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson (twice), Dan Henderson, Kazushi Sakuraba (three times), Ricardo Arona, Hidehiko Yoshida, and Kazuyuki Fujita, Silva is ready to get back in the Octagon at UFC 84 and take out top-ranked light heavyweight Keith Jardine.

“I think this is a good fight for me, he likes to fight standup and he is a tough guy – he beat Chuck,” said Silva. “I know my last fight was a good fight, but I am training even more for Jardine. I want to prove to myself and my fans that I am the same Wanderlei Silva who has devastated fighters over the last few years.”

For more information about UFC® Fight Night™ April 2, UFC 83, UFC 84 or any upcoming UFC event, visit www.ufc.com or uk.ufc.com. All bouts are live and subject to change.

The Best Martial Arts Movie of ALL TIME!!!

Fuck Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon when you have a movie like this one that somehow slipped through the cracks of mass media attention in 2006.

The Foot Fist Way has a 9.7/10 rating on IMDB which is social proof that this is the best martial arts movie of all time.



Cock Knock to Fightlinker for the video and also his links to the torrents to download this cinematic masterpiece and cult classic!

Moron Tito or More On Tito...



However you choose to take it, MMA Fever's favorite Hall of fame Tool is embarking on another television adventure. This time "Jacob" is hosting a new show called, "Settle The Score: UFC Style!"

Here's the premise of the soon to be ill fated and ill conceived show:

Settle The Score: UFC Style! A New TV show starring Tito Ortiz is looking for people interested in settling a problem inside The Octagon.

Do you have a beef with someone and tried everything to solve it but can't? Did your best friend steal your girl? Did your old roommate shaft you on your rent? Did you have a falling out with your best friend and have no way to solve it? We're also looking for competitive friends or friends with a problem they need to solve and the only way to do it is to fight it out!


UFC Champion Tito Ortiz is going to train you to battle out your problems in The Octagon!! We are looking for ALL SHAPES AND SIZES to walk into the ring and settle it once and for all.

$1000 to each person booked for the show

How much do you want to bet me that Tito and company gets sued harder than Randy Couture ever will becasue of Tito's use of the UFC name as well as the trademarked and copyrighted "Octagon"?

This is why Tito is a Tool, folks... check him slagging Dana White, you know, the guy who used to be Tito's Manager and also the guy responsible for putting Tito on the map... in the UFC!

Tito Ortiz is Done!

That's what I've been saying from the beginning... Oh, Tito meant that he was done with the UFC and not his MMA career? Oh, well, six of one, half a dozen of the other I suppose.

Tito named his bitch Kimbo Slice too.

Monday, March 3, 2008

UFC 82: Pride of a Champion Fighter Payouts


Here are the results of the UFC 82 fighter payday...

Anderson Silva — $140,000 ($70,000 to show, $70,000 to win)
Dan Henderson — $100,000
Silva defeated Henderson via RNC - R2

Heath Herring — $140,000 ($70,000 to show, $70,000 to win)
Cheick Kongo — $30,000
Herring defeated Kongo via split decision

Chris Leben — $50,000 ( $25,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Alessio Sakara — $17,000
Leben defeated Sakara via TKO - R1

Yushin Okami — $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 to win)
Evan Tanner — $25,000
Okami defeated Tanner via TKO - R2

Jon Fitch — $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
Chris Wilson — $12,000
Fitch defeated Wilson via unanimous decision

Andrei Arlovski — $170,000 ($105,000 to show, $65,000 to win)
Jake O’Brien — $11,000
Arlovski defeated O’Brien via TKO - R2

Luigi Fioravanti — $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Luke Cummo — $16,000
Fioravanti defeated Cummo via unanimous decision

Josh Koscheck — $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Dustin Hazelett — $12,000
Koscheck defeated Hazelett via TKO - R2

Diego Sanchez — $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
David Bielkheden — $8,000
Sanchez defeated Bielkheden via submission (verbal bitch tapout) - R1

Jorge Gurgel — $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 to win)
John Halverson — $3,000
Gurgel defeated Halverson via unanimous decision

*** In addition to the base payouts, Anderson Silva was awarded bonus monies for "Fight of the Night" and "Submission of the Night" = $120,000

Dan Henderson also received $60,000 for "Fight of the Night"

Chris Leben was awarded the 60K bonus for "Knockout of the Night" ****

How pissed is Josh Koscheck for being paid lower than Evan Tanner and also Diego Sanchez (who he beat in the past)?

Hey Kos, if you need an agent, give me a call, dude!

Check out the UFC 82 Videos

Sunday, March 2, 2008

UFC 82 Videos - They're HOT and going fast!

More UFC 82: Pride of a Champion videos will be posted as they surface.

For the full results of UFC 82, click here.

Anderson Silva vs. Dan Henderson - UFC Middleweight Championship



Yushin Okami vs. Evan Tanner Video



Heath Herring vs. Cheick Kongo Video



Jon Fitch vs Chris Wilson Video



Diego Sanchez vs David Bielkheden Video



Chris Leben vs. Alessio Sakara Video



Andrei Arlovski vs. Jake O'Brien Video



Luke Cummo vs Luigi Fioravanti Video

UFC 82 “Pride of a Champion”

Anderson Silva def. Dan Henderson – Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) 4:52 R2
Heath Herring def. Cheick Kongo – Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Chris Leben def. Alessio Sakara – TKO (Referee Stoppage – Strikes) 3:16 R1
Yushin Okami def. Evan Tanner – KO (Knee) 3:00 R2
Jon Fitch def. Chris Wilson – Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Undercard:
Andrei Arlovski def. Jake O’Brien – TKO (Referee Stoppage –Strikes) 4:17 R2
Luigi Fioravanti def. Luke Cummo – Unanimous Decision (30-27 all)
Josh Koscheck def. Dustin Hazelett – TKO(Referee Stoppage –Strikes) 1:24 R2
Diego Sanchez def. David Bielkheden – Tapout (Strikes) 4:43 R1
Jorge Gurgel def. John Halverson – Unanimous Decision(29-28, 29-28, 30-27)


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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Liddell knows best.

While I thought it was rude at the time. I now understand Chuck's wisdom.