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March 2013 MMA News Archive - Page 3

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Nik Lentz replaces Manny Gamburyan, meets Hacran Dias at UFC on FX 8
Manny Gamburyan's injury woes continue, and he has been forced out of May's UFC on FX 8 event. In his place steps Nik Lentz (23-5-2 MMA, 7-2-1), who now meets Brazilian Hacran Dias (21-1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC). UFC officials today announced the switch...
Submitted Mar 25, 2013 5:43PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Hayabusa apologizes for St-Pierre 'Rising Sun' gi in wake of Jung complaint
If nothing else, Chan Sung Jung may have helped teach the MMA world a history lesson. "The Korean Zombie" on Sunday took to his official Facebook page to issue a challenge of sorts to UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. The featherweight contender didn't want to fight GSP, of course. He wanted him to stop wearing his walkout gi. St-Pierre's walkout attire, made by apparel company Hayabusa Fightwear Inc., for his UFC 158 win over Nick Diaz earlier this month was a white gi adorned on the left side with a red sun-like symbol. To most, that might seem innocent enough. The Japaense theme has long been a part of St-Pierre's walkout gear, including a white headband with a red circle on the front to resemble the current flag of Japan...
Submitted Mar 25, 2013 5:42PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Georges St-Pierre To Play A Heavy in “Captain America: The Winter Solider”
Just got off the phone with my Marvel source who gave me an Exclusive scoop… I’ve been told that mixed martial artist and current UFC Welterweight Champion, Georges St-Pierre aka GSP has been cast in Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. GSP will play one of the villains, Batroc the Leaper!!!
Submitted Mar 25, 2013 4:58PM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Firas Zahabi: Georges St. Pierre’s Training Camps Not Sustainable
Trainer Firas Zahabi has been with Georges St. Pierre for years. He knows how hard the UFC welterweight champion works, and in a recent interview with the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Cheap Seats” show, Zahabi explained why GSP’s preparation can’t be sustained for several more years of competition. The trainer also discussed the use of the jab in MMA and more. On whether St. Pierre is less likely than other champs to be fighting when he’s 35: “I think so because his training camps are not sustainable forever. His training camps are very difficult. I’ve done a lot of training camps. I could tell you the energy, time and money and hours spent doing a GSP training camp is ridiculous. It’s borderline insane. There’s a lot of effort going into preparing him for his fights. Can he live this lifestyle for another four or five years? I don’t know. Because it’s not a balanced lifestyle. It’s not a balanced lifestyle for him. “He’s giving up a lot of free time and leisure time and experiences he could be having in life to maintain his title, to maintain this excellence. It’s a difficult thing to do. He’s going to have to make that choice one fight at a time. Does he want to go through another training camp? Right now at this time, yes, for sure. There’s no doubt in my mind he wants to do another one, but down the line, two or three more training camps, is he still going to want to do it? That’s up to him. Does he still have the fire and the passion? We’ll see.”
Submitted Mar 25, 2013 4:00PM by Bubbles - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Despite Twitter Announcement, Melvin Guillard Not Returning to Train at Jackson's MMA
Despite rumors to the contrary, Melvin Guillard will not be returning to train at Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts. The UFC lightweight recently announced via Twitter that he has left the Blackzilians and has rejoined the Albuquerque, N.M.-based team. “I’m no longer a Blackzilian. I went back to where I belong [at] Jackson’s,” Guillard wrote. However, a source close to the situation confirmed to Sherdog.com on Monday that the fighter known as “The Young Assassin” will not be granted access to train with the renowned camp, which he once called home for more than a year and a half. Jackson’s MMA currently houses a bevy of 155-pound talent, from “Fight of the Night” staple Donald Cerrone to up-and-coming Russian prospect Rustam Khabilov. Guillard, meanwhile, has lost four of his last five fights. “Until it presents a problem as far as my coaching goes, then I’ll deal with it when it comes,” Guillard told Sherdog.com in 2011. “I’m my own boss; my coaches work for me, so it’s whatever I choose that I want to do to be successful in this game. I’m going to take those options.”
Submitted Mar 25, 2013 3:42PM by Bubbles - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
ufc-Dan Hardy considering career following-wolf-heart diagnosis
UFC WW Dan Hardy suffers wolf heart syndrome scare. Considering his future and possible second opinion
Submitted Mar 25, 2013 1:59PM by tattflash - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Clark Gracie chokes out Marcelo Mafra to win Pans
Clark Gracie finally broke through to win gold at a major black belt tournament, and it was in dramatic fashion, choking out his opponent with just 26 seconds left on the clock.
Submitted Mar 25, 2013 12:35PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Korean Zombie not impressed by GSP's rising sun gi
UFC Featherweight Chan Sung Jung aka "The Korean Zombie" has posted a message to his Facebook page decrying the "rising sun" gi that Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre wore to walk to the cage at UFC 158.
Submitted Mar 25, 2013 12:34PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
Back Injury Forces Jessica Eye Off Bellator 95 Card
A Bellator 95 bout between Jessica “Evil” Eye and Munah Holland has been nixed. Eye on Sunday confirmed that she has had to drop out of the fight due to a back injury...
Submitted Mar 25, 2013 12:31PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Melvin Guillard exits the Blackzilians and rejoins Greg Jackson in New Mexico
UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard has decided to exit the Blackzilians and return to his former team under the tutelage of coach Greg Jackson. Guillard, who had been working with the Florida-based team since the second half of 2011, announced via Twitter that he was leaving the training camp to go back to New Mexico. The former Ultimate Fighter season 2 cast member first began working with Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn in 2009 after bouncing around several different teams since his first fights all the way back in 2002.
Submitted Mar 24, 2013 9:45PM by Shawn91111 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jon Fitch debuts with WSOF in June, likely against Josh Burkman
Jon Fitch was cageside for Saturday's World Series of Fighting 2 event in New Jersey, and promotion president Ray Sefo had an announcement about him. The question now will be whether Sefo gets his wish – or if Fitch's first opponent will be playing hardball.
Submitted Mar 24, 2013 11:26AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
WSOF 2 medical suspensions: Arlovski out indefinitely with suspected broken jaw
The medical suspensions are in from WSOF 2 and many fighters will be heading to the doctor to clear indefinite suspensions, including both headlining fighters.
Submitted Mar 24, 2013 3:21AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Lavar Johnson released
This news is sort of old but I couldn't find a thread on the PG. So I guess Matt Riddles statement of "Dana doesn't fire exciting fighters" doesn't hold true. Farewell Lavar! Your brutal uppercut KO's of Pat Barry & Joey Beltran will forever be in my heart!
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 4:46PM by shaneTpain - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Riddle vs. Young, two title fights set for Legacy FC 21 on July 19 in Houston
Twelve-time UFC veteran Matt Riddle (7-3) makes his Legacy Fighting Championship debut on July 19 when he faces Artenas Young (9-5) at Legacy FC 21. The event takes place at Houston's Arena Theater, and the night's main cards airs on AXS TV. The booking was revealed on Friday's new edition of AXS TV's "Inside MMA." Additionally, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned the evening will also feature a pair of title fights, as William "Bubba" Bush (5-2) faces Larry Crowe (6-2) for the promotion's vacant middleweight title and Angel Huerta (6-1) competes for the vacant Legacy FC featherweight belt against the winner of an April 12 bout between Matt Hobar (6-1) and Nelson Salas (4-0).
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 3:20PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
First UFC Loss Behind Him, Junior dos Santos Focused on Mark Hunt and Regaining Title
There’s an old saying in fight sports that goes something to the effect of: it’s not the wins in your career that define you; it’s the losses. For former UFC heavyweight championJunior dos Santos, his dose of MMA reality came at the hands of Cain Velasquez at UFC 155 in December of last year. Since suffering his first defeat in the vaunted Octagon, dos Santos has had time to reflect on the stinging defeat to the Mexican-American bruiser, do some much needed soul searching, and refocus on his ultimate objective.
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 12:06PM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
WSOF 2 weigh-in results: Headliners Arlovski (245.5), Johnson (230.2) official
A World Series of Fighting 2 headlining contest between former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski and onetime UFC welterweight contender Anthony Johnson is now official.
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 12:02PM by prophecy033 - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC 161 headliner Eddie Wineland going after belt he was original owner of
The way Eddie Wineland is looking at things, Renan Barao might be holding on to a belt, but he's just renting it. And for that matter, Dominick Cruz, too. Wineland was the first bantamweight champ in WEC history. At UFC 161, he wants his title back.
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 12:00PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ahead of UFC on FUEL TV 9, evolving Ross Pearson no longer fears the floor
British slugger Ross Pearson admits he wasn't exactly a skilled grappler when he started his UFC run. Now, however, Pearson believes his jiu-jitsu game is making strides, and it's giving him confidence to throw his hands, as well.
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 11:58AM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC on FOX 7 receives three-hour 'UFC Prelims' special on FX
April's highly anticipated "UFC on FOX 7: Henderson vs. Melendez" event will feature a three-hour, six-fight "UFC Prelims" special on FX prior to the evening's FOX-televised main card.
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 11:56AM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
WSOF VP: 'Show is 100% on'
Ariel Helwani reports that World Series of Fighting VP Ali Dominance is insisting that "the show is 100% on" despite reports that the NJ commission has not approved the cage & canvas.
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 11:56AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
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