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Little man Gamburyan is a knockout on Spike TV.
Manny Gamburyan wasn't supposed to make the finals of Spike TV's reality series "The Ultimate Fighter 5" He doesn't have the chiseled physique of some of the other competitors. Gamburyan, generously listed at 5 foot 5 on the UFC's website, was the shortest of the 16 fighters competing for a Six Figure Contract with the UFC. But what he lacked in size he made up for with a relentless and aggressive style that he used to overwhelm his three opponents en route to the Finals. Link.
Submitted Jun 22, 2007 5:47AM by MisFiT - 0 comments
Krazy Horse won't fight!
Charles Bennett didn't make it to the Weight - Ins Despite EliteXC's best efforts, "Krazy Horse" Charles Bennett was unable to fight after being arrested on a pair of probation violations last Friday. EliteXC promoter Gary Shaw said that Bennett was "sprung" from jail, but on the way to the airport was stuck in traffic and he failed to make his flight to the Silicon Valley. In his place, as previously announced, James Edson Berto steps in to face Victor Valenzuela Source: SHERDOG.COM
Submitted Jun 22, 2007 5:43AM by MrGreeny - 10 comments
Lightweights take center stage in Ultimate Finale.
In the last few years, UFC President Dana White has made more than his fair share of correct decisions. From seeing the promise in the then fledgling UFC to launching a reality show to promoting sellout events across the world, the decisions he's made have repeatedly proven to be right. Link.
Submitted Jun 22, 2007 5:43AM by MisFiT - 0 comments
Gamburyan's Relentless Charge leads him to Vegas Saturday.
Entering season five of The Ultimate Fighter reality show, most believed that at best, Manvel 'Manny' Gamburyan would possibly do enough to warrant an undercard bout on the season finale card, but nothing more. Few but the hardcore fans knew who he was, and at 5 foot 5, they figured that he was just too small to compete against the young guns of the 155 pound weight class. Link.
Submitted Jun 22, 2007 5:40AM by MisFiT - 0 comments
Andy Wang - Pursuing Perfection.
For many of the fighters competing in the Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale this Saturday Night in Las Vegas, it's more than just a payday and a chance to put another win on their Records. For those making their Octagon debuts, it's an opportunity to establish themselves in the MMA world and also let their families in on the celebration as they finally make it to the big show. But Andy Wang, who faces fellow TUF 5 Castmate Cole Miller, won't have his entire family in attendance. In fact, the two most important people in his life - his parents - don't even know that he is a professional prizefighter. Link.
Submitted Jun 22, 2007 5:38AM by MisFiT - 4 comments
Pulver, Penn, and their 16 Lightweights Made TUF5 a Season to Remember.
Like Tito Ortiz and Ken Shamrock before them, Jens Pulver and BJ Penn ignited their dislike for eachother almost immediately upon being announced as the coaches for Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter series. And once filming began, things didn't get much more civil between the old rivals, as they chomped at the bit while waiting for this Saturday's rematch in Las Vegas. Link.
Submitted Jun 22, 2007 5:33AM by MisFiT - 0 comments
Pulver Goes For Two In A Row Over Penn.
I lot can change in five years, especially in the world of mixed martial arts, but despite contract issues, impressive wins, and devastating losses, Jens Pulver remains standing. Link.
Submitted Jun 22, 2007 5:29AM by MisFiT - 1 comment
Pulver Eyes Rematch.
LAS VEGAS – Excuse Jens Pulver for believing he somehow found himself on the set of Groundhog Day. Life seems to be replaying itself in an eerie way. B.J. Penn is the center of the mixed martial arts universe as he prepares to fight Pulver on a UFC card on Saturday at the Palms Hotel & Casino. Accolades are flowing freely in Penn's direction. Dana White, the UFC's outspoken president, said Penn is the most talented mixed martial artist in history. Saturday's bout is being pushed as Penn's shot at redemption. Link.
Submitted Jun 22, 2007 5:25AM by MisFiT - 0 comments
Franklin: Next Fight a Title Shot in Cincy or Denver
Rich Franklin, a guest this morning at this morning's UFC-sponsored breakfast at the Associated Press Sports Editor's convention, told reporters that his next fight would be a title shot against the winner of Anderson Silva v. Nathan Marquardt. Franklin went on to say that the fight would take place either in Cincinnati or Denver (the latter, presumably, if Marquardt defeats Silva). HERE (scroll down)
Submitted Jun 21, 2007 6:31PM by NME - 7 comments
Bisping v. Hamill Confirmed for UFC 75
UFC.com today confirmed that Michael "The Count" Bisping would take on TUF 3 counterpart Matt "The Hammer" Hamill at September's UFC 75 event in London. This puts to rest the rumor that Ken Shamrock will return to the UFC to face Bisping. HERE
Submitted Jun 21, 2007 6:12PM by NME - 7 comments
Soukoudjou speaks with UFC
PRIDE youngster Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been contacted about fighting in the UFC, but according to the 23-year-old Team Quest fighter, the offer was far from overwhelming. link
Submitted Jun 21, 2007 1:59PM by Rush - 23 comments
Nick Diaz will NOT corner Nate
Nick Diaz will not be cornering his younger brother, Nathan Diaz, in what will surely be the biggest fight of Nathan's career. Nick, who is himself under a six month NSAC suspension, has been advised that due to his suspension he will not be able to secure a corner's license in Nevada. Jake Shields will now travel to Las Vegas to take over cornering duties. He will be joining Gilbert Melendez and Cesar Gracie in Nathan's corner. -Graciefighter.com
Submitted Jun 21, 2007 1:05PM by fatdevil1982 - 15 comments
Fedor Commits Verbally to UFC?
This is up on the Dog. This guy has been THE guy to break Fedor news in the past, personal friends, always interviews him... Take it for what its worth, but he's not usually wrong... He says UFC and Fedor have reached a verbal agreement... LINK
Submitted Jun 21, 2007 11:52AM by rcg916 - 32 comments
Clarification On The Rampage/Sakuraba Story
Mauro was Pride’s play-by-play announcer for several years and has a strong knowledge of how the company did business, as a result. He said there was a six-month period in Pride where fighters were offered bonuses if they lost via ref stoppage from strikes or a submission. The idea behind the bonus wasn’t to get fighters to take dives, but to entice them not to quit in order to make the fights more dramatic. The clause never served its intended purpose and that was it. LINK
Submitted Jun 21, 2007 9:27AM by aznteabagger - 5 comments
Zuffa And Cage Rage In Trademark Dispute
The London office of McDermott Will & Emery has won the lead role on a High Court trademark dispute over the rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship name. LINK
Submitted Jun 21, 2007 9:23AM by aznteabagger - 2 comments
Roger Huerta - Still Hungry
The phone call came out of the blue, but given the way Roger Huerta’s career had taken off in the previous six months, nothing was going to be too surprising. When the UFC called, it was usually another interview, another photo shoot, another media tour. Huerta took the assignments gratefully, knowing that its things like this which make fighters into stars and that help educate people about the still-growing sport of mixed martial arts. LINK
Submitted Jun 21, 2007 9:17AM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
Maynard Eager to 'Bully' the 155 Pound Division
Gray Maynard thought he was done when it came to competitive athletics. A three-time All-American wrestler for Michigan State, Maynard had fallen short of his dream of making the 2004 Olympic team, and after years of sacrifice, he was tired of the ‘other’ stuff that went along with being a top-flight wrestler, such as weight cutting. LINK
Submitted Jun 21, 2007 9:16AM by aznteabagger - 1 comment
Report: Dave Terrell Could Return to UFC in 2007
Oft-injured former middleweight contender Dave Terrell (6-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) could return to the UFC as soon as this year — and he’d do so as a 205-pounder, according to the official Web site for Gracie Fighting. LINK
Submitted Jun 21, 2007 9:14AM by aznteabagger - 4 comments
Gamburyan’s Relentless Charge leads him to Vegas Saturday
Entering season five of The Ultimate Fighter reality show, most believed that at best, Manvel ‘Manny’ Gamburyan would possibly do enough to warrant an undercard bout on the season finale card, but nothing more. Few but the hardcore fans knew who he was, and at 5 foot 5, they figured that he was just too small to compete against the young guns of the 155-pound weight class.SOURCE
Submitted Jun 21, 2007 8:56AM by Leland - 0 comments
Size Matters.
Gas up the DeLorean and revisit 2002. The UFC (and by extension, mixed martial arts) was watching its vital signs emit only the occasional burp of vitality. Link.
Submitted Jun 21, 2007 5:03AM by MisFiT - 2 comments
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