Frankie Edgar looking to” shut everybody up ” at UFC 125 January 1st

December 19, 2010 by  
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Frankie Edgar looking to” shut everybody up ” at UFC 125 January 1st UFC Lightweight Champ Frankie Edgar is back in action January 1st at UFC 125 and is looking to quiet all the haters as he defends his belt against the only man to defeat him, Gray Maynard. “It was a few years ago so a lot has changed for him and definitely for me. We’re all going to find out whether or not I can beat Maynard on January 1st, so hopefully that will shut everybody up. Maybe what they’re saying will ring true and maybe it won’t. He gets his job done. He gets a lot of flack for not being the most entertaining guy, but that’s not what it’s about. He wins. Nate Diaz and Kenny Florian tear people up and he’s beaten both of them, so I’ve got to give it to him.”

Carlos Condit Comments on Fitch No Go

November 3, 2010 by  
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Carlos Condit Comments on Fitch No Go Carlos Condit spoke to MMA Junkie about the decision to not face Jon Fitch in the upcoming battle, UFC 126, scheduled in Feb. When he was asked to comment on the newly scheduled fight where Fitch will face off against Jake Ellenberger, Condit stated:
“I imagine it will go like Fitch’s fights go, usually,” he said. “Ellenberger has a lot of power, and I don’t think Fitch is going to risk standing up with him for very long. So I imagine that he’s probably going to take [Ellenberger] down and outgrapple him. Fitch is a great fighter. I’m not taking anything away from him. I’m a fan. I just think he’s not really a finisher, and that’s his thing. But he’s one of the best fighters in the division either way. “But, like I said, Ellenberger has a hell of a lot of power, and I think he could definitely take Fitch out because he’s dangerous.”
He later commented to Junkie a little about the business side of MMA, categorizing his decision not to fight Fitch by saying:
“At a certain point in your career, you have to start being smart about picking your fights,” Condit said. “There’s a lot of guys that are tough as hell and very dangerous but don’t have a huge name. So losing to them wouldn’t do anything for you, and neither would beating them.”
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Lesnar Walking at 265 and Ready to Fight

October 19, 2010 by  
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Lesnar Walking at 265 and Ready to Fight UFC 121 is just a few days away, but Lesnar has been reported to be walking around at weigh-in weight for a week now. An MMA blogger reports:
Brock Lesnar is reportedly at 265 as we speak so there will be no cutting weight for the UFC Heavyweight Champion for next Saturday’s eagerly anticipated title defense against undefeated Cain Velásquez. I see this as good for Lesnar fans because already being at the required fighting weight will prevent Brock from having to tweak his diet or training regime prior to the fight in Anaheim. Even though Lesnar will fight lighter than he originally fought in UFC, the former WWE Champion, NCAA All American and National Champion is still beastly strong which could be an key factor in his next encounter in the Octagon. Point is that Lesnar has lost no strength with his lesser weight plus Brock’s cardio, one would assume, will be enhanced by not having to carry so much mass in what is expected to be an extremely competitive fight. If Velásquez’s camp thinks that Lesnar is going to ‘gas’ after a round or two then they need to re-evaluate their strategy because that isn’t happening.
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Liddell and Franklin Talk Strategy for UFC 115

June 11, 2010 by  
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Liddell and Franklin Talk Strategy for UFC 115 Rich Franklin and Chuck Liddell will match up tomorrow night as the main card for UFC 115. The fight was arranged after Tito decided he may go under the knife once again and UFC President Dana White decided to remove him from the eleventh season of The Ultimate Fighter. It was the first time a coach was asked to leave the show. A replacement was quickly introduced and Rich Franklin gladly became that fighter. In preparing for the fight, Chuck Liddell as been seen in excellent shape and each fighter has outlined an overview of their strategy for the fight of ex-champs. Rich Franklin was quoted saying, “We were talking the other day about inside leg kicks, about throwing the inside leg kicks and how Chuck’s fighting stance is a little wider so he’s going to be heavier on that front leg.” Franklin elaborated with “We were emphasizing the times I can take advantage of that, not getting caught by any kind of overhand or any kind of straight that my opponent will throw.” Chuck Liddell on the other hand hasn’t fought for over a year unless you count competing on the dance floor. When asked if he has changed his style at all in the past year he discussed how much he has been dedicated to his training, but then stated, “I’m always going to go back to my big right hand.” We all look forward to the fight guys…

Mauricio Rua talks about his win over Machida

May 11, 2010 by  
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Mauricio Rua talks about his win over Machida In a recent interview after his win over Lyoto Machida, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua commented on his success this time around. This came in UFC 113 and after the first matchup where most people gave him credit for winning anyway although the judges saw it differently. “I think now I’m a different fighter than I was back then,” Rua said. “I think now I train much more based on my opponent because I think this is the evolution of MMA nowadays.” When asked who may be next for him, he commented, “The only guy I wouldn’t fight is Wanderlei Silva because he’s a great friend of mine. Other than that, whoever the show wants me to fight, I’ll fight. I’m a professional fighter, so I don’t care.” Many suspect the matchup will be between Rua and the winner of the upcoming bout between Rashad Evans and Quinton Jackson.
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Kenny Florian: The Big Challenge is Me

March 31, 2010 by  
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Kenny Florian: The Big Challenge is Me “I mean, he’s been one the best fighters in the Lightweight division for many years. I’m a big fan of Pride, and Gomi has been at the top of food chain for a long time.” “As fighters, we all want to fight the best, but I never thought it would happen. I never thought that Gomi would come over to the UFC… He’s looking for a big challenge in his career right now, and that’s exciting. I think it’s a huge treat for the hardcore fans who’ve been following this sport for a while.” – Kenny Florian to Sherdog.com on how he views his fight this evening with Takanoro Gomi at the UFC’s Ultimate Fight Night 21. KenFlo’s only lost twice at Lightweight (Sean Sherk, BJ Penn) and is universally regarded one of the division’s best, however, it was only a few years ago that Gomi was considered the overall best at 155 lbs. Gomi’s lost two of his last four fights and was also dominated by Nick Diaz at 2007’s Pride 33 event (although ruled a “no content” thanks to Diaz’s marijuana use), so Gomi enters the fight as a solid underdog at +280ish. To Gomi’s credit, he uncharacteristically looked chiseled at the weigh-ins for the fight and it should be a good scrap.
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Chuck Liddell: It’s Ortiz… I Think

March 31, 2010 by  
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Chuck Liddell: It’s Ortiz… I Think “I’ve heard the rumors, of course, but from what I understand, (Ortiz) is signed to fight, and he’s still going to actually show up and get the beating he’s supposed to get… I think I earned it having to put up with him for seven weeks. I earned the right to go out there and beat him.” – Chuck Liddell during a conference call promoting the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter 11 slated to debut immediately following the Ultimate Fight Night 21: Florian vs. Gomi event on Spike TV. Rumors have swirled, and Dana White has played coy, on the legitimacy of Liddell meeting Tito Ortiz for a third time after the conclusion of TUF 11. Leaked reports have surfaced indicating that Ortiz was unable to complete the filming of the reality show for unknown reasons (further fueled by bizarre Tweets by Ortiz and wife Jenna Jameson), may have been replaced as a coach by former UFC Middleweight champion Rich Franklin, and that it may actually be Franklin – not Ortiz – who ends up fighting Liddell at UFC 115. Time will tell.
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Frank Mir: Bad Strategy, Worse Result

March 29, 2010 by  
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Frank Mir: Bad Strategy, Worse Result While exiting the Octagon last Saturday after his disappointing performance at UFC 111, Frank Mir knew he made a mistake. No, he didn’t use poor technique or leave an arm exposed that that led to his lopsided loss, his mistake was one in strategy. In Shane Carwin, Mir fought an opponent who was 11-0, but perhaps more importantly, all of Carwin’s fights had ended in the first round. And therein, Mir saw his opportunity – to make Carwin fight beyond his comfort zone and to test him in the second and third rounds. With this in mind, Mir seemed content on letting Carwin push the action early in the first round, even confidently nodding to his corner while eating some leather. Obviously, this turned out to be a big mistake. To Carwin’s credit, he capitalized on this, and, because of that, now holds the “Interim” UFC Heavyweight belt and is slated for a monstrous showdown with Brock Lesnar. Mir’s strategy was exposed when Shane Carwin employed his own strategy – the same one he’s used so many times before – to work his opponent against the cage and drop some bombs. Like a Tootsie Roll pop, it took exactly 3 licks to get to the center at which point Mir’s legs gave out. More blows followed to a fetal-prone Mir, eerily reminiscent of Mir’s ugly loss to Brock Lesnar, but the damage was already done. Although we still don’t know if Carwin can survive beyond the first round, we may find out as he’s slated to face Brock Lesnar in the near-future to unify the titles. Lesnar was Octagon-side to witness the brief fight, and started the hype machine early stating in a post-fight interview, “It was a good fight. He’s still wearing a belt that’s a make believe belt. It’s all good. I got the championship belt. That’s the bottom line.”
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Chael Sonnen: Wrestler Avoidance

February 28, 2010 by  
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Chael Sonnen: Wrestler Avoidance “For me, anything can change. The landscape changes all the time. But, currently, if we were to ask Dana White what’s going to happen, I’m going to take on the winner of Anderson and Maia. So I’m on standby.” “Not ever has he locked up with a wrestler. I’ve been challenging with the guy for three and a half years, I’ve stuck my finger in this guy’s chest and he’s fought everybody in the world that isn’t named Chael Sonnen. So there’s something that he sees in my style that he’s just flat just staying away from… He has looked good, but it’s not hard to look good against some of those guys that he’s competing with. So you know I’m not here to put these guys down, but, from my stand point, it’s a different style than he’s ever faced. People tell me how dangerous he is on his feet – he’s not going to be on his feet against me.” – Chael Sonnen on ESPN’s MMA Live continuing the war of words towards UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva. After Sonnen’s dominant victory over previous #1 contender Nate Marquardt at UFC 109, Sonnen has been openly pining for his shot at Silva’s crown while simultaneously initiating his unique brand of pre-fight hype and psychological warfare.
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Ed Soares: Have Some Compassion

February 28, 2010 by  
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Ed Soares: Have Some Compassion “These fans love the sport so much? Well, they should really analyze the things that they say, because at the end of the day these guys are human, too. I read some of the stuff that people put on the UnderGround and forums, and people need to realize whether it’s Nogueira, whether it’s one of our fighters or not one of our fighters, that these people are human, too, and they have feelings and it’s not cool… It’s easy for you to sit behind your computer with a fake name and write stuff about people and say that ‘he’s done’. These people, for as much as they love the sport, they should be a little more compassionate about the people that go in there and put their ass on their line.” – Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s manager Ed Soares responding to comments from the keyboard warriors of the world that Nogueira is anything less than an elite Heavyweight, despite being dominated in his last fight at UFC 110 against Cain Velasquez. Nogueira has dropped two of his last three fights in the UFC, but is still universally regarded as one of the world’s best Heavyweights.
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