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Chael Sonnen Asks UFC Matchmaker Joe Silva For Bisping Fight

February 28th, 2011 | Author: TheMMANews.com
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Chael Sonnen_200After the actions of UFC middleweight Michael Bisping at this past weekends UFC 127 event in Sydney, Australia, two fighters have stepped forward requesting matches with the Brit.

Both Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen have asked the Ultimate Fighting Championship to face Bisping next.

    On my way to the airport going back to vegas I am looking forward to fight bisping on may card I need to fight soon I want to get busy

    I really like to fight bisping next

Now Sonnen has formalized his request by sending an email to to UFC matchmaker Joe Silva. MMAWeekly.com obtained a copy of that email.

To: Joe Silva, Matchmaker Extraordinaire, Ultimate Fighting Championship
Re: Spitsbing & his tainted victory

Joe:

If you get a chance to talk with him, please mention to your idiot-in-residence Michael Spitsbing it’ll be a little tougher to knee ME in the head when I’m charging at him like a runaway train and mincing him through the fence like a boiled potato, should we ever have the pleasure of each other’s company for a few (VERY few) moments in the Octagon.

Oh; and I’d suggest to him being a little careful about spitting on any of MY cornermen, since any one of them can beat him up as badly as I can. Thanks ever so much.
Hope all is well.

-Chael Sonnen

Sonnen is currently sidelined due after the UFC froze his contract following a guilty in Oregon on money laundering charges.

‘The Shoot’ With Martin Kampmann

February 28th, 2011 | Author: TheMMANews.com
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‘The Shoot!’ follows UFC welterweight Martin Kampmann (17-4) as he prepares for his upcoming fight with Diego Sanchez this week at UFC on Versus 3. Kampmann is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Jake Shields and will look to finish Sanchez when the two meet in Louisville, Kentucky.

HT: Yahoo! Sports

UFC President Says Disciplinary Action Coming For Michael Bisping

February 28th, 2011 | Author: TheMMANews.com
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Michael_BispingAfter this weekends actions by UFC middleweight Michael “The Count” Bisping towards opponent Jorge Rivera and his corner, UFC President Dana White has confirmed that disciplinary action will be taken against the British fighter.

MMAFighting.com and FightersOnlyMagazine.co.uk have both confirmed with White over the situation, noting that no decision has been made as to whether Bisping will receive a fine and/or suspension.

Leading up to their UFC 127 co-main event bout in Sydney, Australia, Rivera and his camp had been waging a video campaign of trash talk aimed at Bisping. In one of the videos Rivera made comments about ‘koala’s’ carrying STD’s, which he may have not known is Australian slang for women. Bisping’s partner is Australian and he took as a cheap shot at his wife.

Once both men entered the octagon, it was Bisping who would win their confrontation in the cage. The Brit would win a second-round TKO over Rivera. It was Bisping’s actions after the victory that has gotten him in trouble.

Shortly after the win Bisping went over to Rivera and his corner to continue issuing verbal insults, and then spit in their direction.

Bisping apologized for his actions during his post fight interview and when asked later about the spitting incident he stated “I was spitting on the floor to let them know what I thought of them.”

With the sport of mixed martial arts still in it’s youth, properly regulating the sport can be difficult, so it will be interesting to see how the UFC deals with the problem instead of a regulatory body.

UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampann To Air In 3-D

February 28th, 2011 | Author: TheMMANews.com
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UFC Live Sanchez vs Kampmann posterPress Release – Las Vegas, Nevada – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® and VERSUS announced today that the UFC® event airing this Thursday, March 3, will be broadcast in 3D for the first-time ever. The highly-anticipated card, which is headlined by a welterweight clash between Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann, emanates from the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. and will air live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

The 3D telecast, produced by VERSUS with the UFC and sponsored by Comcast Xfinity, will feature a separate 3D production crew and equipment from the traditional HD production. The telecast will also include a separate announce team, as veteran play-by-play voice Todd Harris will team up with UFC featherweight star Kenny Florian to call all of the night’s action.

Multiple 3D cameras will be placed strategically around the Octagon®, giving viewers access to some new camera angles not usually seen during previous UFC 2D telecasts. The 3D telecast will be made available live to those with 3D-capable television sets through dedicated 3D channels on affiliates across the country, including Comcast’s 24-hour, Next Generation Xfinity 3D channel.

“We’re really excited to start broadcasting UFC events in 3D,” UFC President Dana White said. “UFC is ahead of the curve when it comes to introducing new technology and we think UFC fans will really enjoy seeing fights in 3D.”

For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit UFC.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

With New Skills CB Dollaway Feels He’s A Threat On The Ground As Well Standing Up

February 28th, 2011 | Author: TheMMANews.com
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CB dollawayUFC middleweight, and “The Ultimate Fighter” season 7 finalist, C.B. Dollaway (11-2) will meet NCAA Divsion I National Champion Mark Muñoz this Thursday night on the main card of UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann.

One might expect that a match between Dollaway, Division I wrestler himself, and Muñoz would turn into a pure grappling match, but the former “TUF” finalist feels that he’s grown as a fighter who posses more than just one aspect of the fight game. Dollaway earned a submission over Joe Doerksen, a notable submission specialist, last September at UFC 119 in his last fight showing fans and critics how much he’s grown as a fighter.

Dollaway and Muñoz will meet on March 3 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky and will fight on the Versus televised main card.

“When I first started fighting, wrestling kind of ruled all. You know, I’d be able to go in and take guys down and not have to worry about other parts of my game as much. I kind of skipped over the jiu-jitsu side of things, and I think maybe that loss to Amir Sadollah the second time was one of the best things for my career.”

“(On defeating Doerksen) You know, sometimes, you yourself think, ‘Oh, my game’s getting good,’ but you don’t know how good until you do something like that, you know? It’s kind of like a payoff for all the hard work you put in, when you can do something like that. It just makes you open your own eyes and give yourself … it makes you believe in yourself and know that you can finish guys on the ground and that you can be a threat there as well.”

HT: Quote MMAFighting.com

With New Skills CB Dollaway Feels He’s A Threat On The Ground As Well Standing Up

February 28th, 2011 | Author: TheMMANews.com
This article was originally published at TheMMANews.com. Copyright: TheMMANews.com.

CB dollawayUFC middleweight, and “The Ultimate Fighter” season 7 finalist, C.B. Dollaway (11-2) will meet NCAA Divsion I National Champion Mark Muñoz this Thursday night on the main card of UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann.

One might expect that a match between Dollaway, Division I wrestler himself, and Muñoz would turn into a pure grappling match, but the former “TUF” finalist feels that he’s grown as a fighter who posses more than just one aspect of the fight game. Dollaway earned a submission over Joe Doerksen, a notable submission specialist, last September at UFC 119 in his last fight showing fans and critics how much he’s grown as a fighter.

Dollaway and Muñoz will meet on March 3 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky and will fight on the Versus televised main card.

“When I first started fighting, wrestling kind of ruled all. You know, I’d be able to go in and take guys down and not have to worry about other parts of my game as much. I kind of skipped over the jiu-jitsu side of things, and I think maybe that loss to Amir Sadollah the second time was one of the best things for my career.”

“(On defeating Doerksen) You know, sometimes, you yourself think, ‘Oh, my game’s getting good,’ but you don’t know how good until you do something like that, you know? It’s kind of like a payoff for all the hard work you put in, when you can do something like that. It just makes you open your own eyes and give yourself … it makes you believe in yourself and know that you can finish guys on the ground and that you can be a threat there as well.”

HT: Quote MMAFighting.com

The Fight Fix Breaks Down This Past February’s MMA Events

February 28th, 2011 | Author: TheMMANews.com
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The Fight Fix at CSNWashington.com breaks down the biggest news makers from the month of February including this past weekends UFC 127 draw between BJ Penn and Jon Fitch. Also covered are the big news out of UFC 126 with Anderson Silva’s famous kick and Jon Jones earning a title shot with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. As well as the loss by Fedor Emelianenko to Antonio Silva at the Feb. 12 Strikeforce show.

The Fight Fix Breaks Down This Past February’s MMA Events

February 28th, 2011 | Author: TheMMANews.com
This article was originally published at TheMMANews.com. Copyright: TheMMANews.com.

The Fight Fix at CSNWashington.com breaks down the biggest news makers from the month of February including this past weekends UFC 127 draw between BJ Penn and Jon Fitch. Also covered are the big news out of UFC 126 with Anderson Silva’s famous kick and Jon Jones earning a title shot with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. As well as the loss by Fedor Emelianenko to Antonio Silva at the Feb. 12 Strikeforce show.

Strikeforce Ring Girl Contest Winner Corissa Furr

February 28th, 2011 | Author: TheMMANews.com
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corissa furr

Model Corissa Furr was this weekends Strikeforce’s ‘Knockout Ring Girl’ contest winner with a total of 904 votes.

Check out Furr’s homepage, as well as more photo’s of the model at Corissa-Fur.com.

‘Ragin’ Kajan Johnson To Welcome Marcus Davis To MFC

February 28th, 2011 | Author: TheMMANews.com
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Marcus Davis‘Irish Hand Grenade’ set to explode at MFC 29
Marcus Davis to debut at Conquer against ‘Ragin’ Kajan Johnson

Press Release – Already sporting a talent-rich lightweight roster, the Maximum Fighting Championship has added one of the division’s most powerful strikers, and a fighter who has targeted big finishes in fan-favorite encounters.

Marcus “The Irish Hand Grenade” Davis has signed a multi-fight deal with the Maximum Fighting Championship, and will make his much-anticipated debut when S.L. Feldman’s & Associates presents MFC 29: Conquer at The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor on Friday, April 8. Tickets for the event go on sale at Noon ET on Friday, March 4 at www.caesarswindsor.com and The Colosseum box office.

Davis (17-8) is expected to meet the livewire “Ragin” Kajan Johnson (18-11-1) in one of the featured matchups that will air live on HDNet Fights.

The Bangor, Maine, product and member of Team Sityodtong already feels like he has found a home in the MFC which prides itself in pushing the entertainment envelope.

“I feel I’m sort of the Nostradamus of MMA,” explained Davis. “When I started in the sport I was talking to boxing magazines and told them that MMA was going to take over boxing. They said I was crazy but it happened.

“I feel the same about being in the MFC. (Owner/President) Mark Pavelich has done a very good job not only developing his brand but also developing his fighters. That’s why I made the choice I did.

“I’m a fighter who wears his heart on his sleeve. I go out and give it all I’ve got to be entertaining. I think my style fits very well with the MFC.”

Davis is well-known for his all-out clashes as the 37-year-old has built a reputation of fights that leave a lasting impression. His career is highlighted by an 11-fight winning streak that included victories over notables such as Pete Spratt, Shonie Carter, Forrest Petz, Paul Taylor, and Jess Liaudin. While building up six knockouts and eight submission stoppages, Davis has captured victories over rival big punchers such as Jonathan Goulet, Chris Lytle, and Paul Kelly.

“No matter what, every time I fight, I try to end the fight and I’m bleeding all over somebody,” cracked Davis.

“I think the MFC lightweight division is stacked but there’s no doubt I’m the best striker. That’s what I’m going to bring. I’m going to get right in there. I’m looking forward to coming in and making a big splash.”

Johnson, who fights out of Vancouver, B.C., is coming off a one-sided decision win over Ryan Healy at MFC 27. Although Johnson sports four knockouts and 10 submissions on his resume, Davis doesn’t expect his upcoming foe to be ready for this sizeable step up.

“He hasn’t faced the type of competition I’ve faced and he has no idea the level of where my confidence is at,” added Davis. “He’s tough but I’m very confident.”


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