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  1. http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/8/28/3274635/ufc-interview-alan-belcher-light-heavyweight-anderson-silva Stephie Daniels: Would a healthy Alan Belcher have stepped up and offered to fill in for Dan Henderson? Alan Belcher: Absolutely. You know, I'm looking for an excuse to move up to 205 anyway. The only thing that's held me back is having to work my way through the division, so if I could skip ahead and fight a top contender, or fight for the belt, I'll be the first person to sign up for that. The reason I'm still cutting the weight and being at middleweight is because I'm one of the top fighters in the world, and I'm very close to a title shot. An opportunity like that would be killer, and you can expect something like that in the future. Stephie Daniels: There are some people out there that feel you could be the guy to dethrone Anderson Silva. If that were to happen, would that be the pinnacle of success to you, or would you like to continue forward and gain the LHW belt also? Alan Belcher: Yeah. I've put some thought into it, and it's been more realistic lately than before. It's something that you've got to think about, because it's definitely a realistic thing that can happen. If the match-up happens, and I'm actually standing there in front of him, there's a really good chance that I could win. It would be the pinnacle of my career to that point, and from there, I'd have to think about it a little bit. We'll have to see what happens. Great... another talented middleweight for Jones to duck. He took a short notice light heavyweight bout in the UFC years ago. He's definitely a very large middleweight that cuts a lot. If bigger middleweights like Sonnen and Belcher keep moving up 185 will suck again. Unless of course they get some of the smaller light heavyweights like Rashad/Lyoto to drop to 185.
  2. ... of any middleweight on the planet that's healthy and in title contention for the rest of the mother****ing year. Discuss/ Thanks
  3. McDonald should get a crack at the ******** title holder. Kid is unbelievably young but I think he can put an end to this 30 fight win streak. Cruz will be out for a good period of time because if Cruz plans to kangaroo around the cage for five full rounds every fight he's in his knee will need to be 100%. Even then Cruz still manages to kangaroo around the octagon while I have a seizure sometime during the 4th round of his 25 minute decision. Hell he probably gets dropped 3 times and still dominates the scorecards... that's just how dangerous Cruz is... homie a monster. Step in the cage with him and you might have to visit a bar after the fight you inevitably lose via a kangarooing decision
  4. http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/412415/Cormier-may-move-to-205-lbs-to-avoid-Velasquez/ Cormier and Velasquez are close friends and teammates at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Calif., and Cormier has no desire to fight him. But aside from not wanting to fight his friend, Cormier is excited by the possibility of facing UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. "I'm not saying that's what I want to do (move to light heavyweight) right now," Cormier told ESPN.com. "A lot depends on what happens between Cain and (current UFC heavyweight champion) Junior dos Santos. " Dropping to 205 pounds "is a potential plan B if Cain becomes champion again, which I think he will," Cormier said. "Imagine that: Me and Jones standing across the cage from one another. That would be crazy because you know I'm putting him on his back." I'm not sure if his kidneys can handle the cut considering they were shutting down trying to make 211 in 2008. If he can change his diet he could make a healthy cut to 205 but I think he needs to make a trial cut to 210-212 just to see how he feels.
  5. http://mmajunkie.com/news/29189/mike-pierces-split-decision-win-at-ufc-on-fx-3-actually-a-unanimous-nod.mma The look on the face of Mike Pierce (14-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) said it all on Friday. After his hand was raised against Carlos Eduardo Rocha, Pierce exhaled. It was another split decision ? four in a row ? but this time, it went his way. Pierce got back in the win column at UFC on FX 3 in Sunrise, Fla., to close out a preliminary card that featured a handful of judging and officiating oddities. But MMAjunkie.com (http://www.mmajunkie.com) has learned his split-decision win really was a unanimous decision sweep of the scorecards for him ? he just wouldn't find out until four days later. Pierce, by just about all accounts, dominated Rocha in their welterweight fight. Pierce took the Brazilian down in each of the three rounds and landed a hefty 79 percent of his total strikes, outstriking Rocha 117-38 according to FightMetric. So when he heard Bruce Buffer read off the first score as 30-27 for Rocha, he understandably was perplexed. "When they read 30-27 for Rocha, I was like, 'What the (expletive)? Great, here we go again,'" Pierce said in an e-mail just after he was told by MMAjunkie.com that his split decision win actually was a unanimous decision sweep of the judges' scorecards. Officials with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which oversees the Florida Boxing Commission, on Tuesday confirmed to MMAjunkie.com that judge Ric Bays, whose score was read as 30-27 for Rocha, had scored the fight in error. "After the fight, Ric Bays informed the Commission that he scored the wrong corner and asked for a correction," said Sandi Poreda, the director of communications for the FDBPR. "As the other fight was starting, the commission changed it on the official record." Several key MMA databases still list Pierce's win as a split decision, and his official fighter bio page at UFC.com also has him down for a split. So word didn't travel very far very fast after the apparent correction was made to Bays' scorecard on Friday night. "I was unaware that the judge scored it for the wrong corner, nor was I told," Pierce said. "My thoughts on the outcome still remain the same. Judges have had a bad rap for a while now, and it's instances like this that don't help their case any." Though Pierce's streak of split decisions was snapped at three ? even if most of the MMA world didn't know until now ? it didn't leave him any less frustrated about the state of judging in the sport. In his last four fights, he has losses to Johny Hendricks and Josh Koscheck by split decision and a split win over Paul Bradley to go along with his latest split-that-wasn't against Rocha. "So he scored it for the wrong corner ? is that supposed to make me feel better?" Pierce said. "Look, these guys are supposed to be professionals like me. Maybe I hold myself to a higher standard, but if all I had to do was keep track of who's winning a round every five minutes, it would be an easy day at the office. I don't know what's worse: Scoring it for Rocha 30-27, or saying he accidentally put the scores down wrong on the card. Come on, pal ? you only have two options: red or blue. Bruce Buffer even starts out by introducing us from the red or blue corners. I'm pretty sure my girlfriend's 12-year-old couldn't even (expletive) that up. It seriously makes you wonder where the hell they get these people." UFC president Dana White, as expected, was not shy about some of the scoring and officiating at Friday's event. "There was some bad judging here, and there was some even worse reffing," White said at Friday's post-fight news conference. "But this sport is plagued with that. And to give Florida a break, it's not like we're down here every weekend like we are in Vegas. ? I don't want to come out and crush the Florida commission, but these guys aren't as experienced as Nevada is, and a lot of crazy stuff happens there, too." And while Pierce tried to keep an attitude of a win is a win, the frustrations of Friday combined with his previous three fights seemed to bubble over. "I'm glad I got the the W," Pierce said. "But it doesn't change my opinion on the gross incompetencies of some of these judges."
  6. http://www.mmamania.com/2012/5/31/3055387/antonio-bigfoot-silva-manager-alex-davis-ban-of-elbows-on-ground-ufc-mma-cain-velasquez "Just got back to Brazil, was in the air, and only now found out about the uproar my comments on MMAJunkie Radio created, so I would like to clarify: I have seen way worse cuts then the one Cain inflicted on Bigfoot. The problem with this particular cut was not the size or anything, but the profuse bleeding into Bigfoot's eyes. This is not an excuse, it is a fact. I am not here saying that wasn't for the cut , Bigfoot would have won, nor I am making an excuse. What I am saying, again, is a fact. Had not been the cut, the fight most probably would have gone on, who knows what the outcome might have been, maybe Cain would have won anyways, maybe not. I also think that elbows on the ground should not be allowed. For the most part, they cause cuts, which are different then Kos, Tkos or Subs. They also tend to make a bloody mess, sometimes from relatively minor damage, and this does not help MMA as it tends to alienate many people to the sport. I didn't mean in no way to diminish Cain's victory, or make an excuse for Bigfoot's defeat, but simply state a fact that myself, and anyone else who watched the fight, witnessed."
  7. http://mmajunkie.com/news/28951/ufc-146s-teixeira-no-nerves-in-octagon-debut-eyes-shogun-and-rampage-dream-fights.mma Friends questioned Glover Teixeira when he chose to take fights while waiting for his green card in Brazil. But Teixeira believes it was that experience that allowed him to feel so relaxed in his octagon debut, which came this past Saturday at UFC 146. With training partners (and UFC legends) Marco Ruas, Pedro Rizzo and Chuck Liddell in his corner beforehand, he thought it would be the opposite. "But I felt very calm and I did everything I trained for," Teixeira today told MMAjunkie.com Radio (http://www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "I was relaxed." When relaxed, Teixeira (18-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) proved himself dangerous. After rocking opponent Kyle Kingsbury (11-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) with a hard right hand, he quickly moved to mount position and secured an arm triangle. The bout, which streamed on the Facebook-streamed portion of the event, was called at the 1:53 mark of the first. Teixeira would lose the chance to win a "Submission of the Night" bonus when Paul Sass and Stefan Struve impressed later in the card, but he's not too broken up about it. The pay in the UFC is a mite better than the shows he fought in his native Brazil. "Next time I'll try harder, and maybe I'll do a better submission," he said. "Nothing to complain about. Maybe next time, huh?" Just getting into the octagon was something of an accomplishment. A paperwork snafu turned his immigration to the U.S. into an ordeal lasting more than three years. Teixeira could have protected his record and stayed on the bench while things were sorted out. But Liddell told him not to wait. "'If you can't beat those guys, you should not be in the UFC, anyway,'" he remembers the UFC Hall of Famer telling him. So Teixeira satiated himself with wins over UFC veterans Marcio Cruz, Antonio Mendes, Marvin Eastman and Ricco Rodriguez. All but one ended in the first round. Liddell and Teixeira were a core members of famed MMA gym The Pit during Liddell's reign as UFC light heavyweight champion. Teixeira is now off to Holland to assist Rizzo for an upcoming bout with MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko. He'd like to return to the octagon in three months. As for opponents, he named Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson as dreams, but said he would be happy with whatever opponent the UFC had in mind. "Anybody in the UFC now is going to be a tough fight," Teixeira said. And as he showed this past Saturday, he's a tough fight for anyone. Add Glover to a growing list of fighters ready to kick Rampage's *** back into reality
  8. Antonio Silva has taken his UFC 146 loss to Cain Velasquez like a man, but he wants to make one thing clear - he wasn?t thrashing about trying to get away from Velesquez, he says, he was just trying to shake his own blood out of his eyes. The fight was stopped at 3:36 of the first round and was one of the bloodiest bouts in UFC history; Silva was checked by a doctor halfway through the round due to the blood which completely covered his face and much of his opponent?s torso following a Velasquez elbow shot. ?I want to thank everybody for the support and positive energy that all of you passed to me. I was very well trained, wish so much to fight but unfortunately I had a cut at 0:30 that bled so much and spoiled my view,? he wrote. ?So I was fighting to see and not to try and get away from Cain Velasquez?s hits.? Silva, who was making his UFC debut, concluded by observing that he is ?so grateful to everybody and chiefly to God for everything He provides me, all blessings that are poured on me and my family. I only suffered 7 stitches and I will be back soon.? Prior to UFC 146 he had fought Daniel Cormier in the semi-final of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix and had lost by KO, putting him on an 0-2 run for the first time in his career and taking his overall record to 16-4. http://www.fightersonlymag.com/content/news/16282-bigfoot-silva-qi-was-fighting-to-see-not-fighting-cainq Excuses...
  9. "You know what? Brock coming back, if he does come back, I would love to welcome him back to the UFC. That was a fight that I actually called him out on ESPN, before. But if they actually make him come back, or if he actually thinks about coming back, he'll probably come back to fight Frank Mir, because I think that's the only fight he thinks he can win. But, you know what? I would love to have that fight with Brock." "You know, if fans wanted to see it, fighting Mark Hunt would be good. But all you have to do is fight anyone in the UFC and that will give you the next title shot." "Is that upsetting? No, not really. The way you gotta look at it, you know, Cain fought 'Bigfoot,' and that was the guy I was supposed to fight. So if I woulda fought 'Bigfoot' and won, I woulda got the title shot. That's how it works in MMA." lol http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/404872/Nelson-Id-love-Brock-next-but-he-only-wants-a-fight-he-can-win/
  10. He's 6'11.5" with a 84.5 reach tying him with Jon Jones. Find your own link...
  11. UFC Champ Jon 'Bones' Jones -- Arrested for DUI | TMZ.com UFC Light Heavyweight champ Jon "Bones" Jones was arrested early this morning for DUI after he totaled his Bentley in upstate New York ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Jones was involved in an accident at around 5:00 AM in Binghamton, NY. We're told the car -- which Jones crashed into a pole -- was totaled and cops arrested Jones on the scene for DUI. According to our sources, Jones was taken into custody by Broome County Sheriff and bailed out a few hours later ... by his mom. Jones is from nearby Ithaca. LOL totaled his $200,000 bentley and bailed out by his mother... classic.
  12. Former UFC fighter Paul Kelly was arrested on Monday for allegedly conspiring to supply Class A and B drugs, according to a report from the Liverpool Echo. Kelly was one of several individuals arrested in a drug-related sting that included the execution of 14 search warrants. Police found cannabis plants, what was believed to be heroin, firearms ammunition, and confiscated large amounts of money in the raids, which included several locations and other individuals besides Kelly. Detective Inspector Mark Kameen, who is the lead on the investigation, stated, “This operation was part of our ongoing crackdown on criminals involved in the illegal drugs trade. “These arrests demonstrate the importance of the community supplying us with information so we can take action.” Kelly left the UFC following a loss to Donald Cerrone at UFC 126 last year. He has had only one fight since, losing a unanimous decision to Ryan Healy at Super Fight League 2 in India last month. Now he’ll be fighting an entirely different type of fight. http://www.mmaweekly.com/former-ufc-fighter-paul-kelly-arrested-as-part-of-drug-sting-in-england Well I guess when Cerrone hands you your walking papers and Ryan Healy beats you outside of the promotion dealing drugs and firearms is the next best career option.
  13. "Ryan, Ryan McGillvray! Wake up! Wake up! (slaps his nearly unconscious fighter in the face) You can still win this fight! Get out there and go get some brain damage!" This guy really cares about his fighters safety...
  14. God damn that mother****er is ugly as hell!
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