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MMA's main man
LAS VEGAS – He's Babe Ruth in 1925 or George Mikan in 1950. Still, since his sport has such a short history, Chuck Liddell isn't sure the tag of best mixed martial artist ever can be properly determined just yet. "It's such a young sport," said Liddell, the UFC's light heavyweight champion, who defends his belt Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden in a rematch with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Jackson is the last man to have beaten Liddell. LINK
Submitted May 25, 2007 2:32PM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
From the Edge of Madness to Fighting’s Mainstream
Mixed martial arts was, in its recent outlaw years, the criminal element of sports, called “human cockfighting” by Senator John McCain and written into legal exile in New York by a stroke of former Gov. George E. Pataki’s pen. link
Submitted May 25, 2007 2:31PM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
Jackson takes aim at Liddell again
LAS VEGAS — Some fight for a living. Quinton (Rampage) Jackson says he whups ass. And Saturday night at UFC 71, Jackson looks to take down mixed martial arts superstar Chuck (The Iceman) Liddell — for a second time. "My job is to excite everybody, put on a good show and whup some ass," Jackson told a news conference Thursday. "That's what I get paid to do." Liddell, who has already endured a Jackson ass-whuppin', is looking for payback. LINK
Submitted May 25, 2007 2:30PM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
Chris Leben Ready To Bounce Back
For Chris Leben, Saturday night can make or break his fighting career. A win would put Leben back into the fold of the crowded UFC middleweight division. A loss could very well signal the end of Leben's current run in the UFC. With new endeavourers ahead of him, Leben will look to take care of business against fellow Ultimate Fighter alumni Kalib Starnes. LINK
Submitted May 25, 2007 8:03AM by aznteabagger - 1 comment
Rampage and The Iceman: Big Fight Breakdown
It was a grim tableau, and the sounds told the tale as vividly as the sight of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson on top of Chuck Liddell after thirteen minutes of battle. LINK
Submitted May 25, 2007 8:01AM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
Dana White Confirms Signing of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
UFC president Dana White today confirmed a recent report that the UFC has signed PRIDE superstar Mauricio "Shogun"Rua (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC). LINK
Submitted May 25, 2007 7:57AM by aznteabagger - 5 comments
Liddell Emerges As Mainstream Star, Looks To Avenge Loss To Jackson
Brash, bruising and dominating. The three words can be used at length to describe the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Light Heavyweight champion Chuck ''The Iceman'' Liddell. LINK
Submitted May 24, 2007 7:03PM by zephead - 0 comments
Liddell Fires Back At Mayweather & Hopkins
What a difference just a few months make. Not too long ago ESPN had forsaken all UFC advertising and all but declared MMA unfit for coverage. LINK
Submitted May 24, 2007 4:42PM by zephead - 6 comments
'A U.S. Soldier w/ Warrior Spirit'
The one thing that MMA legend and UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock looks for in a Lion’s Den fighter is heart. If you want to be a den fighter, you better be prepared to dig deep. .html]LINK
Submitted May 24, 2007 4:41PM by zephead - 0 comments
411's UFC 71 Pre-Fight Media Conference Call
UFC president Dana White held a press conference over the phone today to promote the upcoming UFC 71 event. 411's Caleb Newby was on hand to get all the details LINK
Submitted May 24, 2007 4:39PM by zephead - 0 comments
NewsCenter Extra: MMA Worth the Fight
It doesn't involve a ball or puck and it probably isn't your mother or fathers idea of a sport. But the people who step inside the cage argue it's the most skillful of competitions. LINK
Submitted May 24, 2007 4:37PM by zephead - 0 comments
Veteran MMA Fighter Ivan Salaverry Returns to UFC For One More Fight
Saturday night could mark Ivan Salaverry's swansong as a mixed martial arts fighter. At 36, the Canadian-born middleweight reckons there is still some fight in him. LINK
Submitted May 24, 2007 4:35PM by zephead - 0 comments
Morrison to Taunt Liddell at Press Conference
Boxer Tommy Morrison is taking a page out of the Rocky 3 playbook with his plan to attend a Chuck Liddell press conference to goad the UFC champ into an eventual fight. LINK
Submitted May 24, 2007 4:32PM by zephead - 8 comments
UFC - Pride deal finalized!
Reliable sources have told sherdog.com that the deal is now finalized! source "On March 27, Station Casinos Vice Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta and UFC President Dana White announced in a Tokyo press conference that the sale of the PRIDE Fighting Championships to Zuffa had been agreed upon, and that the deal would be consummated on May 1. Yet three weeks after the consummation date, the deal was slow to close, as Zuffa attorneys did their due diligence on PRIDE assets. In a conference call with the media on Thursday,White denied that the deal had been closed. However, two sources tell Sherdog.com that the deal has in fact been finalized, and that former PRIDE CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara has said as much too former DSE employees in the last 48-hours. Citing Issues with several PRIDE fighter contracts, on Wednesday MMAWeekly.com reported that there is a class action lawsuit on behalf of PRIDE fighters looking to get out of their contracts. White, in a conversation with the media on Thursday afternoon, denied any knowledge of the dispute." Josh Gross, Sherdog.com
Submitted May 24, 2007 3:38PM by Stickan - 0 comments
*New Shogun interview
Shogun Interview (Translation from a Sherdogger) There are some rumors that you are going to fight in UFC 72. There is anything certain about that? I signed with Pride and UFC. I'm waiting them set up where and when i'll fight. From now it's just rumors that i'm going to fight in UFC 72, but i hope this happen. I'm training, i'm ready to fight. Who is going to win in UFC 71, Lidell or Jackson? Liddell has improved, but i put my money on Quinton. I think he is going to use his ground n' pound. He has a good gnp and strikes when he is standing. So i think Quinton will win. Would you like to face someone of them? Absolutely. My goal for this year is the belt, Pride or UFC, wherever. And if one of them holding the belt, i wanna face them. You followed the last Fury Fc, who is the best name to win the 83kg GP? Daniel Acacio and Toquinho, definitely. Both are improving a lot and they are the most skilled. But i think everyone can win this GP. In a fight suprises can happen. Do you think it's going to be hard to adapt to UFC rules? I don't think so. I fought twice under this rules and it didn't affect me. I fought Alistair and Randleman under this rules and there were no problems. What do you think about Napão victory over Cro Cop? He is excellente and he has all the necessary to take the belt.. Everyone knew he is better on the matt, but he surprised everyone with his standing game, nobody expected that. I think he is better than Couture. Couture has no weapons to beat Napao. What about Wanderlei, he'll be back only in 2008? We're training together and he is avaiable to fight for the events. If someone comes with a good offer, i think he fight this year. A fighter like him can't stay out of the ring. What do you expect about your brother fight in EliteXC? He is in his prime. No he can fight weighting 88kg. I think he is going to make an excelent fight and bring this belt. source: tatame.com
Submitted May 24, 2007 2:02PM by Manfred - 5 comments
New Talks of Possible Lesnar Opponents
There are talks of a replacement for Hong Man Choi, a few names have been mentioned... LINK
Submitted May 24, 2007 12:36PM by rcg916 - 7 comments
Gracie Fighting Championships review and pictures
Its a review of the Gracie Fighting Championships that took place last weekend in Columbus Ohio. Lot of cool pictures to look at as well. Check it out HERE
Submitted May 24, 2007 9:29AM by elgigante - 0 comments
With his lessons learned, Burkman readies for the elite at 170
If Josh Burkman seems to be one of the most well-adjusted fighters in the world when it comes to dealing with the trappings of fame, it’s not because he was just born with a gift; it’s because he’s dealt with the downside of being in the public eye already, and he’s lived to tell about it. LINK
Submitted May 24, 2007 8:05AM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
Marrero Ready For Gouveia, 205 At UFC 71
UFC fighter Carmelo Marrero will look to get back on the winning track this weekend when he faces tough American Top Team fighter Wilson Gouveia. Both Marrero and Gouveia are still relative newcomers to the UFC with only a combined 5 UFC fights between them, but each of these men are also at important places in their fight careers. LINK
Submitted May 24, 2007 8:01AM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
Matt Serra's Ultimate Fighting Championship career was in jeopardy following the loss to Karo Parisyan at UFC 53. He didn't realize that loss would set in motion a series of events that would lead him to UFC gold. LINK
Submitted May 24, 2007 7:59AM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
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