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PRIDE Fighting Decade: The First 10 Years’ to air on PPV
link On April 28, “PRIDE Fighting Decade: The First 10 Years” will air on Pay-Per-View (PPV). Of course, the Ferttitta brothers — who are majority owners of the UFC — recently purchased the Japanese mixed martial arts promotion. I figure this special looks like a solid piece for UFC fans to get up to speed on what makes the acquisition of PRIDE such a huge deal. And the highlights appear to be killer.
Submitted Apr 12, 2007 12:13PM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
UFC Quick Quote: St. Pierre won’t forget Hughes’ smile
link “I saw what he did and don’t worry, it’s in my mind. I can’t wait to have a chance to fight him. When I knocked him out, I didn’t laugh at him and make fun of the situation.” – On former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre addresses the reaction from Matt Hughes in the stands at UFC 69 after Matt Serra defeated St. Pierre for the 170-pound title.
Submitted Apr 12, 2007 12:12PM by disorderlyvision - 5 comments
10 Questions with Nick "The Goat" Thompson
link For the first installment, we've got Nick "The Goat" Thompson. Nick will be fighting Saturday for the BodogFight Welterweight Championship against undefeated Eddie Alvarez at the ICE Palace in Russia. The following are Nick's responses:
Submitted Apr 12, 2007 12:08PM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
link NEW YORK and COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 12, 2007 - The International Fight League (OTC.BB: IFLI), the world's first team-based professional mixed martial arts league, and USA Wrestling, the National Governing Body for wrestling in the United States, today announced a strategic partnership between the two organizations aimed at increasing the awareness level and creating unique grassroots programs and branding opportunities for both groups.
Submitted Apr 12, 2007 12:01PM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
BodogFight announces bout order for "Clash of the Nations"
link There will be "undercard" bouts before and after the six-fight pay-per-view broadcast. Undercard (before the PPV) 1. Josh Curran vs. Jarno Nurminen 2. Rodrigo Damm vs. Santino Defranco 3. Steve Steinbeiss vs. Bill Mahood Main Card 4. Roman Zentzov vs. Kristof Midoux 5. Amanda Buckner vs. Hitomi Akano 6. Andrey Semenov vs. Jorge Santiago 7. Aleksander Emelianenko vs. Eric Pele 8. Eddie Alvarez vs. Nick Thompson 9. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Lindland Undercard (after the PPV) 10. Julia Berezikova vs. Julie Kedzie 11. Dmitry Samoilov vs. Ray Steinbeiss 12. Eric Oganov vs. Derrick Noble 13. Amar Suloev vs. Andy Foster
Submitted Apr 12, 2007 11:57AM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
Tito Sings to Jenna
link Tito Ortiz was in Los Angeles on Monday to celebrate the birthday of his girlfriend Jenna Jameson at Forty Deuce. Paris Hilton was also on hand for the affair in which Ortiz got on stage and sang Happy Birthday to his girlfriend off-key and ended it with the always classic "and many more on Channel 4" routine anyone else tired of hearing about tito v. the pronstar. and apparently he is kicking it w/ britaney spears too. lol
Submitted Apr 12, 2007 11:53AM by disorderlyvision - 3 comments
Lindland Hopes to Out-Hustle Fedor
link “I’m just trying to build up as much as I can," Lindland tells Bodog Sports. "I’m not going to stress on getting too heavy. It’s not going to be the key to this fight. I think I need to out move and out hustle him and come in better shape."
Submitted Apr 12, 2007 11:51AM by disorderlyvision - 3 comments
Joe Rogan: UFC Will Be More Popular Than NFL
link Joe Rogan tells the New York Post that the UFC has already become more popular than boxing, and eventually it will surpass football and soccer: "It's already eclipsed boxing in terms of pay-per-view dollars. The real question is can it eclipse football!? Can it eclipse soccer? I think the answer to that is yes. It's a more exciting sport." i think it has a long way to go to surpass football.
Submitted Apr 12, 2007 11:47AM by disorderlyvision - 8 comments
Diego Sanchez Still Undefeated?
link It appears that Diego Sanchez isn’t willing to own up to his recent loss to Josh Koscheck at UFC 69. An attentive MMA HQ reader alerted me to the fact that Diego recently updated his page. In the “about me” section Diego has the following to say: I AM A FIGHTER FOR UFC WITH A RECORD OF 20-0 Really, Diego?? 20-0?? Thats funny, because the rest of us thought that once you lose a fight your record would have fallen to 19-1 instead of 20-0. But then again, we all could be mistaken
Submitted Apr 12, 2007 11:41AM by disorderlyvision - 8 comments
IFL to do same-night broadcast
link The IFL will do a same-night broadcast this coming Friday on Fox SportsNet. The show won't be live but will show matches that took place earlier in the evening at the Mohegan Sun Arena between the Wolfpack and the Pitbulls.
Submitted Apr 12, 2007 11:39AM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
link The season premiere of The Ultimate Fighter 5, which aired on Spike TV on April 5th, drew an overall rating of 1.4. This puts the TUF 5 premiere in a tie with the premiere of the very first season of The Ultimate Fighter for the lowest-rated premiere episode in series history, as the TUF 1 premiere also drew a 1.4 overall rating.
Submitted Apr 12, 2007 11:37AM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
Brad Dillon: No One Beats The Machine
link maybe someone to watch out for in the lightweight division, or perhaps it is to soon to hype him up, you decide.
Submitted Apr 12, 2007 11:32AM by disorderlyvision - 1 comment
UFC in… Belfast?
link Well the reasons for UFC 72 to be in Belfast are there, but you can bet the security forces will be in place too. Lots of Northern Irlanders drinking and watching combat is a recipe for a rough night if you’re on duty. But it’s not likely to be anything they haven’t seen at a football match. In any case the rumored date is June 16 with the possible return of the popular Brandon Vera, who’s been under the radar for some time while contract and managerial details were settled.
Submitted Apr 11, 2007 2:04AM by disorderlyvision - 8 comments
Historic First MMA Event Scheduled for Washington DC
link It was only a matter of time! While states like Nevada and California have long seen mixed martial arts as a valid offering and a way to earn income, there are still notable holdouts in major states’ acceptance of the sport. New York has yet to give the green light to MMA, though it’s expected to soon, as Washington DC has recently. To wit, the first ever mixed martial event in Washington DC will be held May 12th at the DC Armory, after the DC Boxing & Wrestling Commission adopted the unified rules for MMA earlier this year. The event will offer fighters from Chute Boxe, American Top Team, and others, including fighters from local stand out BJJ organizations like Team Balance’s Tim Carpenter and Yamasaki’s Ron Foster.
Submitted Apr 11, 2007 2:03AM by disorderlyvision - 2 comments
BASN Talks With Mo Smith And His Tiger Hawks Of The IFL
link Former Kickboxing champion Maurice Smith is the head coach of Mixed Martial Arts team, Seattle Tiger Hawks and his job this past Saturday was to keep his young charges in the playoff race
Submitted Apr 11, 2007 1:59AM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
Art of War Card & Ring of Fire 29 Card
link In a press release sent out by the Art of War promotion today, the organization announced some of the upcoming line-up for their May 11th card, to take place in Austin, Texas, at the Austin Convention Center. Headlining the event will be a heavyweight match-up between Wes Sims (18-8-1) and Chris Guillen (8-6). The Gracie Fighting Championship is also scheduled to have Sims compete one week later at their “Evolution” event, on May 19th against Jeff Monson. According to Sims, whom FCF contacted this afternoon, both the GFC and Art of War are aware that he is scheduled to fight twice in 8 days.
Submitted Apr 11, 2007 1:47AM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
UFC Quick Quote: Serra doesn’t like two Miletich boys
link “Matt Hughes is an arrogant asshole, jerkoff and bully. He wouldn’t pull the same shit with me that he did to Georges (St. Pierre) on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) because he knows I’d tell him to go **** himself.” – UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra had some choice words on for Matt Hughes today, who will most likely be his first title defense later this year, according to recent statements from UFC President Dana White. He also called Hughes’ training partner, Tim Sylvia, an ogre who thinks he is a big shot. In addition, Serra ripped on Sylvia for his appearance on Blind Date a few years ago.
Submitted Apr 11, 2007 1:35AM by disorderlyvision - 18 comments
Uncertain futures for PRIDE fighters
link Nikkan Sports has a headline grabber today, claiming that Hidehiko Yoshida will fight at 205 pounds in the future (for a run at the UFC Light Heavyweight division). The article claims that Yoshida’s 5/20 Saitama Super Arena fight will be preparation for him fighting in UFC later this Summer. Daily Sports has an article claiming that Josh Barnett may work for the IGF 6/29 Ryogoku debut show. From what I have been told directly, Barnett’s status right now as a fighter is in limbo. He is waiting for any and all offers. He has not been contacted by Zuffa in relation to the ‘new’ PRIDE.
Submitted Apr 11, 2007 1:29AM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
Former UFC Fighter Phil Baroni Arrested in Miami (UPDATED)
link A couple black guys, one who just did a 9yr stint in federal prison was totally disrepecting Baroni and his girlfriend….Baroni handled his business with the two guys, but ended up in the clink…gotta respect a man who takes up for his chick.. One of the jackoffs, both who were walking and cat calling Baroni’s chick actually just walked up to her on the street and kissed her in front of Baroni and it was on. Nuff said Phil is out
Submitted Apr 11, 2007 1:28AM by disorderlyvision - 1 comment
Matt Serra to Face Matt Hughes in First Title Defense
link Newly crowned UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra (8-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) will face former champ Matt Hughes (41-5 MMA, 15-3 UFC) in his first title defense, according to UFC president Dana White in Saturday’s post-event press conference.
Submitted Apr 11, 2007 1:26AM by disorderlyvision - 2 comments
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