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  1. pettis is going to tko cerrone. I know it has'nt been done before. But for the first time he'll be facing a better striker and pettis want have to worry about getting wrestled like other strikers he's faced have done.
  2. the last time machida got a shot at the belt he came in on short notice, a months notice to face jones. He lose, so why would he do the exact same thing again, in which may be his last chance at the belt.
  3. I think he wants to lose so ppl can say jbj is the best and not anderson. He's been saying jbj is the best fighter ever since the matchup was set up. He's still angry with the foot
  4. UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has had to field questions over the years in regards to his sexual nature. Silva, regarded as one of the top fighters of all-time, admits in a recent interview with Tatame that people believed he was homosexual growing up. "A lot of people that I was gay," Silva said. "We would wear a dress, put on her shoes. And because I am very vain about my appearance, and have a high voice, a lot of people were sure I was gay." Silva, who has been married to his wife, Dayane, for 15 years, has five children. He added that he allowed his sisters to dress him up and he played with dolls until he was 14.
  5. Vitor is has what all the credible and dangerous opponent pose to jones. The speed of a lyoto. The raw punching power of a hendo. The aggression of a sonnen. can't wait to see jon sleeping peacefully.
  6. Vitor is has what all the credible and dangerous opponent pose to jones. The speed of a lyoto. The raw punching power of a hendo. The aggression of a sonnen. can't wait to see jon sleeping peacefully.
  7. Tyson Nam's stunning knockout of Bellator champ Eduardo Dantas has drawn interest from major promotions, according to his trainer. But that interest could drag Nam into a legal fight ? with Bellator Fighting Championships. "I think it sucks that we have a situation where it's not really about anything other than controlling the public relations image of an organization that was damaged because of their own negligence," trainer Phil Claud told MMAjunkie.com (http://www.mmajunkie.com). According to Claud, Bellator thought Nam would lose a fight with Dantas at a benefit for Brazil's special police force this past Saturday in Rio de Janeiro. When he instead knocked the Bellator champ out in the first round, the promotion moved in to protect its losses. "There's no way they sent Tyson to fight up in Brazil ? if they thought he was of value to their organization," Claud said. "Now he wins that fight, and now they're saying, 'We want you to play our game, or we're not going to help advance your career.'" Nam, as it turns out, was a Bellator fighter long before he KOd Dantas. At issue is whether he still is. "People just need to put a little bit of human morale back into their life to let bygones be bygones," Nam said. "I was pretty much a sacrificial lamb going up to Rio. After that happened, people want to take ownership of something they don't really even have." Claud, who works with Nam at Portland, Ore.'s Sports Lab, said Bellator signed his fighter in March as short-notice replacement in the promotion's season 6 tournament and pulled the fighter when original participant Rodrigo Lima was instead able to compete. Bellator then promised Nam a spot in the season 7 tournament, according to Claud, but in June sent an email informing the fighter's reps that the competition had been canceled and he was released from his contract. Now, the trainer said Bellator is threatening to sue as Nam fields offers from competing promotions. Bellator has offered Nam a spot in the promotion's next tournament, which is expected to take place in spring of 2013, but Claud is against signing onto another competition after two promised slots fell through. And he said Bellator won't guarantee Nam regular fights on a standard multi-bout agreement, which would see him fight individual opponents at events. "Bellator is basically saying that they want to sit on Tyson," Claud said. "They want him to go into the tournament, which would not be matching the other fight agreements. We don't want to go into the tournament. This is the third tournament that's been promised to Tyson. Basically, they were saying if you don't (sign the tournament contract), we'll give you an individual fight deal sitting on [him] for a year." The dispute stems from a clause in Nam's contract that gives Bellator matching rights on offers from other promotions 18 months after its expiration. Now that the fighter is a hot commodity, Claud said, it gives Bellator undue leverage in controlling the fighter's future. "The issue with Bellator is that they had no idea who they had," he said. "They hadn't seen him fight in a year. They knew he was a solid kid that wasn't going to embarrass them and be a total can, but they had no idea what this kid has been doing for the last year. That's my opinion." Bellator officials declined comment on this story. During a media day this week, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney did say the practice of allowing champions to fight in outside organizations is being phased out as the promotion nears its crossover to Spike TV. "We're going to have so many more tournaments per season that the necessity of having guys fight outside the organization won't be there anymore," he said. Claud said some of the promotions interested in Nam have vowed to challenge any legal action against the fighter if he signs a new contract. But at the moment, Nam and Bellator apparently are at a standstill. "A couple organizations are very interested and saying, 'Sign with us, and let Bellator make a legal move,'" Claud said. "We've asked very nicely and professionally for Bellator to do the right thing and let Tyson move on with his career. "We're not necessarily opposed to fighting in Bellator, but we want to make sure that he has the ability to advance his career and make the best of his opportunity." The trainer said the situation could have been avoided if Bellator had simply put Nam to work. "If they would have fought us in the tournament, we'd have no problems. But they didn't. You can't sign a guy in April and not fight him for a year and expect him to pay his rent and keep motivated in this sport. "The real issue here is, we have no problem with Bellator. We have a problem with the contract no enabling Tyson to grow in the sport. We want another big fight. We want to prove that wasn't a lucky shot. We want to prove that Tyson is a world-class fighter."
  8. A rescheduled bout between heavyweights Matt Mitrione (5-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and Rob Broughton (15-7-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is off once again. Now fellow Brit Phil De Fries (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) steps in to fight Mitrione at UFC 155, officials today announced. UFC 155 takes place Dec. 29 in Las Vegas at a venue to be announced. The event's main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. Mitrione and Broughton originally were scheduled to meet at UFC on FOX 4 this past month. But Broughton was scratched from the bout due for personal reasons, and the bout was moved to UFC on FX 5 on Oct. 5 in Minneapolis. It is unclear why Broughton was removed from the bout. The Brit had dropped his past two bouts against Browne and De Fries, respectively, following a win in his octagon debut against Vinicius Queiroz at UFC 120. Mitrione, a former NFL player, most recently was outpointed by Cheick Kongo at UFC 137, which snapped a five-fight win streak and took him out of title contention. He emerged on the national MMA stage with a stint on "The Ultimate Fighter 10" and made it to the semifinals of the reality show. De Fries most recently appeared at UFC on FOX 4, where he submitted Oli Thompson on the event's preliminary card. That put him back on the right foot after a knockout loss to Stipe Miocic at UFC on FUEL TV 1. The latest UFC 155 card includes: Champ Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez - for heavyweight title* Forrest Griffin vs. Chael Sonnen* Joe Lauzon vs. Gray Maynard Phil De Fries vs. Matt Mitrione
  9. i think frankie is going to come in and show the world why he was so dominate at lw. He'll tko a tired aldo 4th rd
  10. A middleweight matchup between noted sluggers Patrick Cote (17-8 MMA, 4-8 UFC) and Alessio Sakara (15-9 MMA, 6-6 UFC) has been added to UFC 154. UFC officials today announced the new matchup, which takes place on Nov. 17 at Montreal's Bell Centre. While not officially announced, a welterweight title-unification bout between champion Georges St-Pierre and interim titleholder Carlos Condit is expected to headline the show. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. UFC officials did not announce where the Cote vs. Sakara fight would take place on the evening's lineup, but the contest would appear to be intended for the evening's preliminary card. Cote looks to rebound from a UFC 148 decision loss to Cung Le. The 10-year veteran, who saw a four-fight win streak amassed on the regional scene snapped with the July result, also looks to end a frustrating four-fight octagon skid. Incredibly, while "The Predator" has not won a UFC fight since July 2008, he is a perfect 13-0 fighting outside of the octagon. Meanwhile, Italian striker Sakara looks to snap a two-fight losing streak after falling short against Brian Stann and Chris Weidman. Prior to the recent skid, Sakara had enjoyed three-consecutive wins over James Irvin, Thales Leites and Joe Vedepo. The American Top Team fighter has long been considered an integral part of any planned UFC expansion into Italy, but Sakara may be in need of a win to keep his current spot on the promotion's roster. The latest UFC 154 card includes: Champ Georges St-Pierre vs. interim champ Carlos Condit (to unify UFC welterweight titles)* Johny Hendricks vs. Martin Kampmann Mark Bocek vs. Rafael dos Anjos Patrick Cote vs. Alessio Sakara Tom Lawlor vs. Francis Carmont Mark Hominick vs. Pablo Garza Stephen Thompson vs. Besam Yousef Antonio Carvalho vs. Rodrigo Damm * - Not officially announced
  11. Edgar via tko punches followed by punches 4th rd
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