Monday, 28 February 2011

UFC on Versus 3: Martin Kampmann ready to punch Diego Sanchez in the face on March 3

Source: http://www.mmamania.com/2011/2/28/2020262/ufc-on-versus-martin-kampmann-ready-to-punch-diego-sanchez-in-the

Rich Franklin Ian Freeman Don Frye Tony Fryklund Kazuyuki Fujita Masakatsu Funaki Zelg Benkei Galesić

Antonio ?Bigfoot? Silva 2/12/11 Strikeforce Post-Fight Interview

Source: http://mmasportsreport.com/2531/antonio-bigfoot-silva-21211-strikeforce-post-fight-interview

Mikey Burnett Murilo Bustamante Grant Campbell Gesias JZ Calvancante Luiz Cane Dos Caras Jr Phil Cardella

TUF 13 Cast Revealed

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The following are the members of this season�s cast:


* Name: Nordin �Fist of Tangier� Asrih

Age: 32

Trains: Dusseldorf, Germany � Pride Gym

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?72718-TUF-13-Cast-Revealed&goto=newpost

Keith Hackney Matt Hamill Volk Han Joachim Hansen Antoni Hardonk Dan Hardy Lee Hasdell

'Bisping's a wanker' chant won't stop the Brit from relocating to Sydney after UFC 127

Michael Bisping is looking to move from Great Britain and open a new Wolfslair Gym.

Where can he move where the fans love him? You know the answer, that place doesn't exist.

Not to be harsh, but the British middleweight just rubs people the wrong way with his general disposition and trash talk before fights. Even 12,000 miles away from his home in England, he was booed lustily during his fight at UFC 110 in Sydney.

Bisping is back in the Australia's largest city and says this time he may not leave. The 31-year-old's wife is Australian and they're strongly considering making their permanent home down under.

"I might be moving Down Under but I'm not gonna kiss anyone's arse to do it," Bisping told The Telegraph of Sydney. "But for those people who wanna chant 'Bispin's a wanker', yeah, they can go and ... well, you know."

That's actually tame compared what he once said in Zoo Magazine about his last Aussie fight experience. According to The Telegraph, Bisping said:

"all Aussies can go %$#@ themselves."

Bisping didn't tone down any of his prefight rhetoric in ancitipation of his meeting with Jorge Rivera on Saturday. In fact, he appeared close to slugging the New England native during the post-presser staredown. Rivera appeared a bit shocked at Bisping's behavior and trash talk. 


Watch UFC 127 right here on Yahoo! Sports.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/-Bisping-s-a-wanker-chant-won-t-stop-the-Brit-f?urn=mma-325487

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The Gracie?s Break Down UFC 127

Rener and Ryron Gracie break down all the jiu-jitsu used during UFC 127, including the techniques used by BJ Penn and Jon Fitch in the main event. As always, it?s an excellent technical analysis for anyone interested in learning about the jiu-jitsu techniques the top fighters use in the cage. Gracie breakdown archive HT: Gracie [...]

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Corissa Furr Wins Strikeforce?s Ring Girl Contest

Corissa Furr has won Strikeforce’s ring girl contest to become their newest ring girl. You can see a boatload of pictures of Corissa with a quick Google image search. It looks like she’s done a lot of modeling for import car magazines. More about Corissa: Height: 5?4? Weight: 101 lbs Hometown: Boonsboro, MD Current City: [...]

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UFC 127 results: Dennis Siver vs. George Sotiropoulos fight fallout and analysis

Source: http://www.mmamania.com/2011/2/27/2018773/ufc-127-results-dennis-siver-vs-george-sotiropoulos-fight-fallout-and

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5 Reasons To Watch "UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann"

On March 3, 2011, the UFC will hold its ?UFC on Versus 3? event, featuring a major Welterweight showdown between Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann. The card also features Alessio Sakara, and former WEC champion Brian Bowles, and even several interesting preliminary fights. Still, some fans may be asking themselves: what are the best reasons [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/02/26/5-reasons-to-watch-ufc-on-versus-3-sanchez-vs-kampmann

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UFC 127 Post-Fight Press Conference Video

by Michael David SmithJon Fitch at the UFC 127 press conference.After the action in the Octagon is over, the UFC 127 fighters have one more obligation: the UFC 127 post-fight press conference. We'll carry the video live right here at MMAFighting.com.

At the post-fight press conference, the UFC reveals the winners of the Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night and Submission of the Night, and winning fighters talk about what happened inside the cage.

The post-fight press conference will start shortly after the main event ends (around 1 AM ET) and the video is below.

 

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Source: http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/02/27/ufc-127-post-fight-press-conference-video/

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UFC 127 Morning After: Judges Were Wrong, Jon Fitch Beat B.J. Penn

by Michael David SmithJon Fitch on top of BJ Penn at UFC 127.Show the B.J. Penn vs. Jon Fitch fight to people who don't know how MMA is judged, and ask them who won. They'd tell you it was Fitch, obviously. But of the three people whose job it was to decide who won, only one said Fitch was the winner. The other two said it was a draw, and so that was the result: No one won the main event at UFC 127.

What's unfortunate is that the people who don't know anything about MMA would have done a better job of judging this fight than the professional judges.

Jon Fitch deserved to win the decision at UFC 127. That the fight was a draw is a combination of the fact that MMA has bad judges, and bad judging criteria.

 

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Source: http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/02/27/ufc-127-morning-after-judges-were-wrong-jon-fitch-beat-b-j-pe/

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5 Oz. MMA Link Club

Welcome back to another ediition of ?MMA Link Club?, Five Ounces of Pain?s weekly smorgasbord of offerings from our brothers and sisters in the MMA community. Enjoy? Jon Fitch Gives Final Thoughts on UFC 127 Fight with B.J. Penn (MMAFighting.com) Michael Bisping and Jorge Rivera Share an Intense Staredown at the UFC 127 Presser (CagePotato.com) [...]

Source: http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2011/02/24/5-oz-mma-link-club-31/

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Paul Daley Knocks Out Yuya Shirai, Nick Diaz May Be Next

by Michael David SmithPaul DaleyPaul Daley doesn't do anything fancy: He just punches really hard.

Daley did it again on Saturday in Manchester, England, knocking out Yuya Shirai with a powerful left uppercut followed by a quick hook and a couple hammer fists on the ground, winning by first round knockout without breaking a sweat on a British Association of Mixed Martial Arts card.

Daley, who improved his record to 27-9-2, is now likely to take on Nick Diaz for the Strikeforce welterweight title on April 9. Although Daley didn't say for sure that he'll fight Diaz, he did say after the fight, "There's more to come for me."

 

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Source: http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/02/26/paul-daley-knocks-out-yuya-shirai-nick-diaz-may-be-next/

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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Video - Exclusive: Audio-Matt Serra Analysis And Prediction For B.J. Penn v. Jon Fitch Fight

By John Moody
Former UFC Welterweight Champion, Matt Serra, breaks down BJ Penn v. Jon Fitch at UFC 127 from Australia this weekend. �He might surprise with his analysis and prediction. �Click through to listen to Serra’s thoughts on the headline fight.

Source: http://www.fighters.com/02/23/exclusive-audio-matt-serra-analysis-and-prediction-for-b-j-penn-v-jon-fitch-fight

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UFC 127 results recap from last night for 'Penn vs Fitch' in Australia

Source: http://www.mmamania.com/2011/2/27/2018320/ufc-127-results-recap-from-last-night-for-penn-vs-fitch-in-australia

Mark Epstein Tom Big Cat Erickson Martinsh Egle Eric Butterbean Esch Efrain Escudero Rashad Evans Urijah Faber

MMA Marketplace: For the baking fight fan (We exist!)

What? You think there aren't fight fans who also like baking? Well, you're wrong. Not only are there fight fans who bake -- like me -- there are even more fight fans who like to eat homebaked treats. Cagewriter is here to help.

If you're a cupcake fan, go with the toppers from Crumby Art's Etsy shop. They are completely edible and have drawings of cages, wrapped fists and fighter silhouettes, and you can get 18 for $20. The cookie bakers among us need the Ninjabread Men cookie cutters for $7.99.

If you do any MMA baking, share your pictures on the Cagewriter Facebook page.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/MMA-Marketplace-For-the-baking-fight-fan-We-ex?urn=mma-321993

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Brandon Vera is still in the UFC

Brandon Vera is a lot of things.
He was a former top prospect in the sport, a former contender in the UFC’s heavyweight division, whom has recorded a first-round TKO win over former titleholder Frank Mir.
However after his third-consecutive loss against Thiago Silva on January 1st, it looked like his roller coaster ride inside the [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/02/22/brandon-vera-is-still-in-the-ufc

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Jorge Rivera Says He Has Nothing Against Brits, Only Michael Bisping - UFC 127

Jorge Rivera Says He Has Nothing Against Brits, Only Michael Bisping Video by UFC 127

Source: http://mmalice.com/ufc-127/jorge-rivera-says-he-has-nothing-against-brits-only-michael-bisping-video_184a34e04.html

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MMA Marketplace: Fitch's sweet shirt from the press conference

If you tuned into the short UFC 127 press conference, you saw Jon Fitch's shirt with a dog on the front made by Dethrone. It's quite a departure from the metallic-heavy shirts that Dethrone often makes.

You can get the Fitch shirt for $28 from the nice people from Dethrone.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/MMA-Marketplace-Fitch-s-sweet-shirt-from-the-pr?urn=mma-325090

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With The Inclusion Of Female Fighters, "Supremacy MMA" Is Taking An Interesting Step In The Right Direction

Today it was officially announced that the upcoming video game title ?Supremacy MMA? will feature two playable female characters. This marks the first time in the history of Mixed Martial Arts video games that gamers can play both genders. Women?s MMA in and of itself is still very much a work-in-progress sport, and with the [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/02/24/with-the-inclusion-of-female-fighters-supremacy-mma-is-taking-an-interesting-step-in-the-right-direction

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Bisping post fight Interview.

---Quote---
http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/02/27/michael-bisping-on-post-fight-actions-i-made-a-mistake/
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Shut up Bisping.
You went...

Source: http://www.mmaforum.com/ufc/88112-bisping-post-fight-interview.html

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Dana White UFC 127 Vlog Day 2: Mitrione, Koscheck, Penn, Helwani 2.24.11 {video}

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE9hTaPC4lw

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?72673-Dana-White-UFC-127-Vlog-Day-2-Mitrione-Koscheck-Penn-Helwani-2.24.11-video&goto=newpost

Cody Guinn Jorge Gurgel Andre Gusmao Alexander Gustafsson Jaime Gutierrez Dave Gomez Keith Hackney

UFC 127 Videos Blog with Dana White and UFC 127 Weigh-Ins

Source: http://mmafrenzy.com/17721/ufc-127-videos-blog-with-dana-white-and-ufc-127-weigh-ins/

Karn Grigorian Karen Grigoryan Kendall Grove Clay Guida Jason Guida Melvin Guillard Cody Guinn

Jose Aldo's Knee's Are Fucking Devestating

So are his Soccer Kicks!!!

Notice how he holds back his soccer goal kick agains Jonathon Brookings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbPtfAe3G8o

Hominick is going to get ASS RAPED.

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?72679-Jose-Aldo-s-Knee-s-Are-Fucking-Devestating&goto=newpost

Aldrin de Jesus Todd Duffee Marvin Eastman Stav Crazy Bear Economou Yves Edwards Justin Eilers Jon Olav Einemo

Paul Daley Scores KO at BAMMA 5, Earns Shot at Strikeforce Champ Nick Diaz

Paul Daley earned the next shot at Strikeforce welterweight champ Nick Diaz after scoring a first-round knockout of Yuya Shirai outside the promotion at Saturday's BAMMA 5 main event in his native England.

Source: http://mmafrenzy.com/17734/paul-daley-scores-ko-at-bamma-5-earns-shot-at-strikeforce-champ-nick-diaz/

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Saturday, 26 February 2011

Gilbert Melendez on a Mission - Gilbert Melendez

Director Rick Lee and Writer/Producer Danny Acosta find Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez is on a mission from San Francisco to Japan to be the best fighter in the world.

Source: http://mmalice.com/gilbert-melendez/gilbert-melendez-on-a-mission-video_a595c2b7b.html

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Arum says MMA audience is still too white

Bob Arum irked mixed martial arts followers a few years back when he said the majority of fans were "skinhead white guys." 

Even with MMA pay-per-view and arena audiences exploding across the U.S. and the world, Arum still believes MMA's scope is limited.

"It's the same audience over and over," Arum told USA Today. "It's white males, and they have never been able to expand their demographic."

For that reason, the UFC and MMA can only reach certain heights according to Arum. 

"The Hispanics don't care anything for it. Most African-Americans don't watch it. Hey, this country is becoming more and more Hispanic, and it's growing African-American (in the) audience," Arum said.

"So the future success of UFC is limited. The success of boxing is not, because boxing reaches those groups. The only demographic that boxing has lost is the white, young males, period."

Arum believes the fight market includes all males and that MMA doesn't draw the eyes of Hispanics and African-Americans. He also hints at the fact that boxing may experience a resurgence if it can mend fences with network television and deliver more of its product for free. 

We posted the latest fan video from Strikeforce. The audience at the Izod Center appeared to be pretty diverse. 

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Arum-says-MMA-audience-is-still-too-white?urn=mma-322854

Forrest Griffin Tyson Griffin Karn Grigorian Karen Grigoryan Kendall Grove Clay Guida Jason Guida

Jose Aldo's Knee's Are Fucking Devestating

So are his Soccer Kicks!!!

Notice how he holds back his soccer goal kick agains Jonathon Brookings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbPtfAe3G8o

Hominick is going to get ASS RAPED.

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?72679-Jose-Aldo-s-Knee-s-Are-Fucking-Devestating&goto=newpost

Jon Olav Einemo Per Eklund Jason Ellis Aleksander Emelianenko Fedor Emelianenko Yasubey Enomoto Mark Epstein

Injured Manny Gamburyan withdraws from UFC 128

Ultimate Fighter Season 5 finalist Manny Gamburyan?s return to the Octagon has been put on hold due to a back injury he suffered while training for his UFC 128 bout with highly-touted BJJer Raphal Assuncao. As a result he will no longer be able to compete on March 19 at the event. News of the [...]

Source: http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2011/02/25/injured-manny-gamburyan-withdraws-from-ufc-128/

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NSAC cuts out of competition drug testing

MMA Junkie reports that due to budget cuts, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has eliminated out of competition drug testing. This type of drug testing is thought to be a strong deterrent to performance enhancing drugs in pro competition. Via MMA Junkie: With state governments around the country tightening their belts amid a widening recession, [...]

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White UFC 127 vlog: Recovering from broken eye, Koscheck is surfing!

Dana White's latest vlog takes the viewer from Hawaii to Sydney. White arrives in Australia and hits Bondi beach where UFC fighters and Octagon girls are surfing.

That's right Brittney Palmer and Arianny Celeste are soaking wet in bathing suits (3:00 mark).

The craziest scene is seeing Josh Koscheck emerging from the water (4:05 mark).

That's the same Koscheck, who suffered a broken orbital bone against Georges St. Pierre at UFC 124 in early December. Koscheck tells White the eye is doing fine but he still feels numbness on the right side of his face and teeth at times. He's surfing? That's nuts. Koscheck says he still has five months of recovery ahead. 

On a side note, Tiki Ghosn also saved White's life ... twice (2:08 mark).

Check out the entire UFC surfing Tracy Lee gallery. Don't forget you can watch UFC 127 right here on Yahoo! Sports. 

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/White-UFC-127-vlog-Recovering-from-broken-eye-?urn=mma-326518

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Video - Fighters.com Radio: Seven Minutes With Serra: "I Would Love To Fight In Madison Square Garden"

By John Moody
Who needs a Matt Serra fix? �Always entertaining in front of the mic, Serra joined Fighters.com recently to talk about a range of issues from why he kept his fight against Chris Lytle at UFC 119 standing, to his UFC future and hopes to scrap at Madison Square Garden, to if his good [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/02/21/fighters-com-radio-seven-minutes-with-serra-i-would-love-to-fight-in-madison-square-garden

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Ring Girl Stephanie Ann Cook Photo Shoot - Ring Girls

The MMA:30 cameras went behind the scenes of a photo shoot of the Tuff Nuff ring girl Stephanie Ann Cook while she modeled her fight outfit and a very, very, very small bikini. See more at MMA30.com

Source: http://mmalice.com/ring-girls/ring-girl-stephanie-ann-cook-photo-shoot-video_1a1e4bf35.html

Ray Cooper Kit Cope Wesley Cabbage Correira Patrick The Predator Côté Randy The Natural Couture Dan Cramer Alberto Crane

UFC 127 ?Penn vs. Fitch? Weigh-In Results, Pics & Video

The UFC 127 weigh-ins took place this evening at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. All fighters made weight with the exception of Dennis Siver who came in right below 157lb. He’ll presumably be given an hour to shed the extra pound. As expected, Michael Bisping and Jorge Rivera delivered with an intense staredown. Bisping [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/mmaconvert/~3/QwZIH_4tYRI/

Cody Guinn Jorge Gurgel Andre Gusmao Alexander Gustafsson Jaime Gutierrez Dave Gomez Keith Hackney

All-American submission finisher Raphael Davis finalizes Bellator?s first ever light heavyweight tournament

Source: http://www.mmamania.com/2011/2/25/2015965/all-american-submission-finisher-raphael-davis-finalizes-bellators

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Video - Fighters.com Radio: Seven Minutes With Serra: "I Would Love To Fight In Madison Square Garden"

By John Moody
Who needs a Matt Serra fix? �Always entertaining in front of the mic, Serra joined Fighters.com recently to talk about a range of issues from why he kept his fight against Chris Lytle at UFC 119 standing, to his UFC future and hopes to scrap at Madison Square Garden, to if his good [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/02/21/fighters-com-radio-seven-minutes-with-serra-i-would-love-to-fight-in-madison-square-garden

Cody Guinn Jorge Gurgel Andre Gusmao Alexander Gustafsson Jaime Gutierrez Dave Gomez Keith Hackney

hockey fight

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=353208567394505949#

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?72627-hockey-fight&goto=newpost

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Friday, 25 February 2011

In Soviet Russia, Lie Tells You! No "Psychological Technologies" Here, Says Fedor Trainer Vladimir Voronov

Well, this is certainly interesting to say the least. There appears to be a new development on the bizarre story featuring one of Fedor Emelianenko?s trainers, Vladimir Voronov, claiming that ?psychological technologies? were used in order to influence Emelianenko during his recent losing performance against Antonio Silva. In a new interview, Voronov is now stating [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/02/20/in-soviet-russia-lie-tells-you-no-psychological-devices-here-says-fedor-trainer

Tyson Griffin Karn Grigorian Karen Grigoryan Kendall Grove Clay Guida Jason Guida Melvin Guillard

What If He Wins? Featuring Jon Fitch

Hello again fans and friends and welcome to part one of a special one-day-only four-part mini-series focusing on the upcoming encounter between top UFC welterweights Jon Fitch and BJ Penn. Today?s four-part series will see two new entries into my ?What If He Wins? series of columns, as well as a new ?5 Reasons Why? [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/02/21/what-if-he-wins-featuring-jon-fitch

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Marshall Zelaznik Talks UFC 127, International Event Schedule for 2011 - UFC 127

Marshall Zelaznik Talks UFC 127, International Event Schedule for 2011 Video by UFC 127

Source: http://mmalice.com/ufc-127/marshall-zelaznik-talks-ufc-127-international-event-schedule-for-2011-video_9115512e7.html

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The Mitrione Minute Down Under: Australian Rugby Edition

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SYDNEY -- Members of the National Rugby League's Sydney Roosters welcomed a group of UFC fighters to the Sydney Football Stadium on Thursday and MMA Fighting was there to capture the meeting. We also enlisted the help of heavyweight Matt Mitrione, a former NFL defensive tackle, to talk to the players and fighters about the experience and to learn more about rugby.

Consider this the first Down Under edition of "The Mitrione Minute."

Source: http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/02/24/the-mitrione-minute-down-under-australian-rugby-edition/

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Bisping in Australia for two weeks, is fired up to respond to Rivera videos

Michael Bisping is an easy guy to target in a war of words, so Jorge Rivera has jumped into the fray feet first. The American released a series of videos on YouTube (NSFW) poking fun at the Brit. Apparently, the vids have struck a nerve. during his training videos shot in Australia, Bisping addresses the mocking a few times. Gareth Davies from the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph, who covers Bisping pretty regularly, said Rivera's videos have energized the Brit.

Bisping is privately fuming that Rivera has been conducting a mocking campaign, being rude about his wife and children. “Completely disrespected,” are the words directly from Bisping. Prior to the smack talk, there were those in Bisping’s camp concerned that he was not taking the threat of Rivera strongly enough. The plan may backfire on Rivera.

Davies comes to the defense of Bisping, suggesting he's been unfairly targeted by some American fans and it might be time to back off.

Bisping’s anger is genuine and I understand after initially wanting to be kept apart from the American in build-up week, he got over the hump – so to speak – and his team are delighted with the way he has channelled his ire in training. I’m told by camp insiders that Bisping is "completely focused".

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Bisping-in-Australia-for-two-weeks-is-fired-up-?urn=mma-324766

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Strikeforce 'Fedor vs. Silva' Recap - Strikeforce

The Fight Network presents a recap of Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva from Saturday night in East Rutherford, N.J.For additional coverage of MMA, boxing and pro-wrestling check out THEFIGHTNETWORK.com or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/?fightnet

Source: http://mmalice.com/strikeforce/strikeforce-fedor-vs-silva-recap-video_c63d01aa4.html

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ghost experiences?

Have you ever had a ghost experience?

I think I had one when I was a kid where this floating shadow chased me down a hallway. I was scared as fuck.

I believe in ghosts for sure

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?72648-ghost-experiences&goto=newpost

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Where The Wild Things Are and shrooms..

Having just watched Where the Wild Things Are, I couldn't help but notice everything about this movie seems to parallel a shroom trip. I have shroomed exactly once, and it was perhaps the worst...

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?72629-Where-The-Wild-Things-Are-and-shrooms..&goto=newpost

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MMA on TV ~ Feb 21 - Feb 27

http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2011/02/21/mma-on-tv-25/

February 21 � February 27
All Times Eastern

*_Monday (2/21)_*
MMA:30 (Replay) on MAVTV at 5am
MMA:30 (Replay) on MAVTV at 10am
MMA:30...

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?72610-MMA-on-TV-Feb-21-Feb-27&goto=newpost

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Vegas video fun: Jones a big signing for Faber's new clothing line

Urijah Faber's peak in the cage may have come five years too early to cash in on what's probably going to be a merchandising explosion in the coming years around mixed martial arts, but that doesn't mean the 31-year-old fighter is standing pat. Faber's Form Athletics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of K-Swiss, sees the future and his name is Jon Jones.

Jones, 23, just moved to 12-1 with a dominant win over Ryan Bader at UFC 126. After the fight, he was given an immediate title shot. If the kid takes the belt from Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, he launches himself into a different stratosphere. That means a lot eyes on him and dollars available from rabid MMA fans.

"Jon is an elite athlete with an incredible training regime," said David Nichols, executive vice president of K-Swiss. "His input will be valuable in developing new footwear, and his notoriety in his sport and great personality will fit well with the K-Swiss athlete roster.  We are extremely excited about working with Jon, and look forward to a bright future with him as part of the K-Swiss family."

With the help of Form, Jones already has Tom Brady beat on style in the form of his personalized "Bones" hat. 

MMAFix found this video/commercial shot in Las Vegas featuring Faber and Jones along with Scott Jorgensen, Mark Munoz, Joe Benavidez and former UFC Octagon girl Natasha Wicks

Faber's excited to have Jones on board as he looks to build an empire moving into the backhalf of his MMA career. With his jump from WEC to UFC, the timing was right for Form.

"This sport's so new and there's a lot of things that needed to happen," Faber told Versus' Ariel Helwani (7:24 mark). "I think it's just being a leader and opportunities happen like that."

Faber may be the biggest beneficiary of WEC being folded into the UFC. Whether he gets the UFC bantamweight title or not, he's going to be heavily marketed. He's already shown crossover appeal with his Amp and K-Swiss Kenny Powers' commercial. He's a smart guy, who's insuring his future isn't solely determined by what he does in the cage.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Vegas-video-fun-Jones-a-big-signing-for-Faber-s?urn=mma-321656

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5 Reasons Why BJ Penn Could Beat Jon Fitch

It?s now time, fans and friends, for the finale of my special one-day-only four-part series where I give my in-depth thoughts on the upcoming major welterweight showdown between Jon Fitch and BJ Penn. For those coming in at this point, Part 1 of the series is up here, Part 2 can be seen by clicking [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/02/21/5-reasons-bj-penn-could-beat-jon-fitch

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UFC 127: BJ Penn - 'Training with Matt Hughes gave me More Confidence' {video}

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta5XqXC5A28

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?72621-UFC-127-BJ-Penn-Training-with-Matt-Hughes-gave-me-More-Confidence-video&goto=newpost

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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Bellator champion Ben Askren meets UFC vet Nick Thompson in a non-title match

Undefeated welterweight prospect Ben Askren could soon be toying with top-10 acclaim in his next outing as the Bellator champion will be meeting with arguably his toughest test to date.
Askren became the promotion’s 170-pound star by steamrolling his way through last season’s welterweight tournament, defeating the likes of UFC veteran Ryan Thomas (twice) as [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/02/18/bellator-champion-ben-askren-meets-ufc-vet-nick-thompson-in-a-non-title-match

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Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin embroiled in a Twitter War

While both men have already fought against each other twice over, it looks like there’s still some beef cooking between former light heavyweight champions Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin.
Recently, the fan-favorite Forrest took to Twitter to release some of his quick jabs that have made him one of the leading men in the business, and [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/02/20/tito-ortiz-and-forrest-griffin-embroiled-in-a-twitter-war

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Strikeforce: Marloes Coenen vs Liz Carmouche booked with Miesha Tate hurt

Source: http://www.mmamania.com/2011/2/23/2011535/strikeforce-marloes-coenen-vs-liz-carmouche-booked-with-miesha-tate

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Article: Wanderlei Silva presents FIGHTER LIFE Reality Show Episode 1 Full

You can view the page at http://ninjashoes.net/forum/content.php?388-Wanderlei-Silva-presents-FIGHTER-LIFE-Reality-Show-Episode-1-Full

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?72617-Article-Wanderlei-Silva-presents-FIGHTER-LIFE-Reality-Show-Episode-1-Full&goto=newpost

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With The Inclusion Of Female Fighters, "Supremacy MMA" Is Taking An Interesting Step In The Right Direction

Today it was officially announced that the upcoming video game title ?Supremacy MMA? will feature two playable female characters. This marks the first time in the history of Mixed Martial Arts video games that gamers can play both genders. Women?s MMA in and of itself is still very much a work-in-progress sport, and with the [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/02/24/with-the-inclusion-of-female-fighters-supremacy-mma-is-taking-an-interesting-step-in-the-right-direction

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Eliot Marshall Back in the UFC, Faces Luis Cane at UFC 128

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Eliot Marshall�s mission to get back to the UFC has paid off. The one time �Ultimate Fighter� competitor has stepped in on short notice...

Source: http://www.mmaforum.com/ufc/87980-eliot-marshall-back-ufc-faces-luis-cane-ufc-128-a.html

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Picture is unrelated: Anderson Silva and a fake bird wearing a gi

What do you do after defending your belt with the kick of the year? Head down to Rio de Janeiro and hang out with a bird, of course.

UFC middleweight (and Yahoo! Sports pound-for-pound) champ is making the rounds on the talk-show circuit in Brazil. That includes hanging out with a fake parrot. (Or is that a toucan? My ornithology knowledge is not up to snuff.) Extra points to the production assistant who dressed the bird in a gi. 

Follow Cagewriter on Facebook and Twitter for the latest fighter-bird news.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Picture-is-unrelated-Anderson-Silva-and-a-fake-?urn=mma-324856

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Cro Cop>Alberto Del Rio

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Del_Rio

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?72615-Cro-Cop-gt-Alberto-Del-Rio&goto=newpost

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Article: Wanderlei Silva presents FIGHTER LIFE Reality Show Episode 1 Full

You can view the page at http://ninjashoes.net/forum/content.php?388-Wanderlei-Silva-presents-FIGHTER-LIFE-Reality-Show-Episode-1-Full

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?72617-Article-Wanderlei-Silva-presents-FIGHTER-LIFE-Reality-Show-Episode-1-Full&goto=newpost

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MMA Top 10 Heavyweights: Fedor's Fall Continues

by Michael David SmithAntonio Silva defeats Fedor Emelianenko in the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix.From 2003 to 2009, Fedor Emelianenko was the No. 1 heavyweight in mixed martial arts. In 2010, he finally fell from the top spot.

In 2011, Fedor is only a marginal member of the Top 10.

On a two-fight losing streak, with neither of those fights even being competitive, Fedor has fallen a long, long way. That's not surprising: Fedor is, after all, a man in his mid-30s. Athletes in all sports decline in their mid-30s, and MMA is no different. And Fedor trains in seclusion, which means that as the sport grows and other fighters get better, Fedor isn't improving along with them.

So as we look at the Top 10 heavyweights in mixed martial arts, we'll see Fedor in a place we're not accustomed to seeing him.

 

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Source: http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/02/16/mma-top-10-heavyweights-fedors-fall-continues/

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The Difference Between BJ Penn & GSP

BJ Penn V Jon Fitch (on fight night)

BJ Penn
165 lbs
5'9"
70" reach

Jon Fitch
190ish lbs
5'11

Source: http://www.mmaforum.com/ufc/87971-difference-between-bj-penn-gsp.html

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Jason Brilz steps up to face Phil Davis at UFC 129

Undefeated light heavyweight prospect Phil Davis was poised to be taking on arguably the toughest challenge of his career come this April, however things have changed.
Instead, the Llyod Irvin product who trains alongside former UFC contender Brandon Vera and UFC champion Dominick Cruz, will be taking on Jason Brilz at UFC 129, which takes [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/02/18/jason-brilz-steps-up-to-face-phil-davis-at-ufc-129

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Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Video analysis: Toronto's fans earned their stripes, does that mean Dallas is out?

Dana White knew he was taking a risk by placing UFC 129 in the cavernous Rogers Centre instead the home of the Maple Leafs and Raptors, the Air Canada Centre. His boss and pal, Lorenzo Fertitta was right in pushing for the bigger basebal/football stadium. The UFC knocked it out of the park by selling 55,000 seats in less than five days.

What does that mean for future events that have stadium potential? Will Anderson Silva have to fight in front 50,000-plus Canadian, if his fight with Georges St. Pierre goes down? Yahoo! Sports' lead MMA writer Kevin Iole answers these question and got the reaction from boxing icons Bob Arum and Mike Tyson. 

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Video-analysis-Toronto-s-fans-earned-their-stri?urn=mma-323030

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Jorge Rivera Apologizes to Michael Bisping, But Not Really (Video)

It?s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt ? or in Jorge Rivera?s case, until Michael Bisping?s feelings get hurt. With only four days remaining until their shootout at UFC 127, Rivera has released his latest pre-fight video. In the most recent edition, Rivera apologizes to Bisping for clowning him in his previous skits, [...]

Source: http://www.5thRound.com/68779/jorge-rivera-apologizes-to-michael-bisping-but-not-really-video/

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M-1 Global Signs With Showtime: What This Means, And Why You Should Watch

When most fans hear the words ?M-1 Global?, they immediately think of the legendary Fedor Emelianenko?s management team. Many fans react to these words with outright hostility, as M-1 Global is usually the first entity singled out as the reason why Fedor has never and probably will never fight in the UFC. But M-1 Global [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/02/20/m-1-global-signs-with-showtime-what-this-means-and-why-you-should-watch

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Scott Coker on Dana White Twitter Rant: 'Keep Watching Strikeforce'

by Michael David SmithStrikeforce CEO Scott CokerAfter Fedor Emelianenko lost on Saturday night's Strikeforce card, UFC President Dana White went wild on Twitter, where he ripped Fedor's management at M-1 Global for, in White's view, tarnishing Fedor's legacy by keeping him away from fighting in the sport's premier promotion.

White's tweets included comments like, "Fedor has been fighting bums for years!" and "Last nights fight was a set up for Fedor to win and he got his face smashed!" Many of the tweets included profane insults about Fedor's managers and fans, some of whom were using Twitter to argue with White about Fedor's legacy.

But while White was animated and many of his Twitter correspondents were, too, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said he didn't get worked up about any of it.

 

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Source: http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/02/15/scott-coker-on-dana-white-twitter-rant-keep-watching-strikefor/

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MMA Marketplace: Fitch's sweet shirt from the press conference

If you tuned into the short UFC 127 press conference, you saw Jon Fitch's shirt with a dog on the front made by Dethrone. It's quite a departure from the metallic-heavy shirts that Dethrone often makes.

You can get the Fitch shirt for $28 from the nice people from Dethrone.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/MMA-Marketplace-Fitch-s-sweet-shirt-from-the-pr?urn=mma-325090

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Round 5 MMA unveils a sneak peek of its Gray Maynard "Ultimate Collector Series 6" prototype via...

Source: http://www.mmamania.com/2011/2/23/2010446/round-5-mma-unveils-a-sneak-peek-of-its-gray-maynard-ultimate

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[VIDEO] Jorge Rivera At it Again, But This Time With a Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNUJTFjT4iY&feature=player_embedded#at=76

War rivera

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?72623-VIDEO-Jorge-Rivera-At-it-Again-But-This-Time-With-a-Song&goto=newpost

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Fitch no longer focused on title shot, just task in front of him

Jon Fitch took a beating and finished the fight against Georges St. Pierre at UFC 87, but ever since, he's yearned for a second chance. The rematch against GSP hasn't come to fruition, so Fitch (on the right) has come to grips with the fact that he can't control what happens with the UFC welterweight picture. He needs to focus simply on winning and doing so in impressive fashion.

B.J. Penn is up next for Fitch, who says he's blocked everything out of his life.

"Even thinking that I'm entitled for some reason to be fighting bigger fights or that I should be getting more respect or hell just thinking about someone taking my parking spot," Fitch told Neil Davidson from the Canadian Press. "Any little distraction, any little thought that's not focused on where it needs to be I think is just a deadweight."

Fitch is 13-1 in the UFC, has won five straight and is ranked No. 2 in the world at 170 by the USA Today/Bloody Elbow top 25 welterweight rankings, but the former Purdue wrestler knows he's got no shot of getting GSP if he can't take out Penn at UFC 127.

"I think in the past maybe I've thought about too many things other than just the fight right in front of me. And maybe that's part of the reason why I haven't finished the last few fights, so that's another reason why I haven't really thought of anything other than just fighting B.J."

Fitch said he's trimmed down a bit to battle the smaller Penn. Penn was the UFC's lightweight champ until two straight losses against the current belt holder Frank Edgar. The American Kickboxing Academy fighter has also put in extra work to defend against Penn's jiu-jitsu game.

"I brought in one of (coach) Dave Camarillo's black belts from Modesto to help with some of the jiu-jitsu and I've put out some bounties for, submissions, too. The last couple of weeks, I've been offering guys $20, $25 a submission, if they're able to submit me. I've been able to avoid any payments thus far," Fitch said dryly.

The welterweight title picture gets very interesting if St. Pierre beats Jake Shields at UFC 129 in April. The plan is for GSP to move to middleweight, vacate his 170-pound title and challenge Anderson Silva. That means Fitch would have to be choice No. 1 to battle another contender for the vacant belt. Who that'll be, is anyone's guess. Martin Kampmann and Diego Sanchez fight next week at UFC on Versus 3. Carlos Condit has been on a hot streak, plus Koscheck and Shields are right there as well.

Fitch may not get GSP again, but the belt could be there for the taking before the end of 2011.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Fitch-no-longer-focused-on-title-shot-just-task?urn=mma-324411

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