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Greg Jackson provides proof perception is not necessarily reality

December 1st, 2010 | Author: Five Ounces of Pain
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Widely-respected MMA guru Greg Jackson is known to be a student of samurai philosophy, so perhaps the words of legendary “Book of Five Rings” author/warrior Miyamoto Musashi, “Perception is strong, sight is weak,” came to mind earlier this week when Jackson decided to take a stand against the belief fighters from his gym prefer to play it safe in the cage rather than offering up excitement on a regular basis.

Jackson, who stated he felt he needed to defend his camp after Dana White’s pointed remarks about the job done in Nate Marquardt’s corner during his UFC 122 loss to Yushin Okami, sent an email to MMAFighting earlier this week to explain his position while offering statistical analysis to support it.

As revealed by Jackson, of the twenty-two UFC events occurring thus far in 2010, fighters from his camp won an event-related bonus twelve times (an average of more than half and essentially a third of the total awards). Specifically mentioned in a follow-up conversation were recent performances by Carlos Condit and Jon Jones.

“It didn’t bug me until Dana said it,” Jackson explained. “Fans are fans, but Dana said that and, you know, I’ve worked really hard in his organization. If you look at my stats, they’re insane. Imagine you give your life to something and then your boss comes up and says, ‘Man, you suck.’ Well, wait a minute, just this year alone, half your bonuses have gone to my guys. So what are you talking about?”

In addition to Marquardt, Jones, and Condit, other regular members of Jackson’s MMA in New Mexico include Keith Jardine, Rashad Evans, Diego Sanchez, Joe Stevenson, and a number of other respected Mixed Martial Artists fighting in the UFC and all other major promotions.Similar Posts:

5 Oz. MMA Link Club

October 22nd, 2010 | Author: Five Ounces of Pain
This article was originally published at Five Ounces of Pain. Copyright: Five Ounces of Pain.

Welcome back to another edition of “MMA Link Club”, Five Ounces of Pain‘s weekly smorgasbord of work from our brothers and sisters in the MMA community. Enjoy…

Dana White Discusses his Initial Meeting with Fedor Emelianenko (Versus.com)

UFC and THQ Extend Partnership for “Undisputed” Title (MMAConvert.com)

Martin Kampmann is Ready to Expose Jake Shields in the Ring (Heavy.com)

Claude Patrick Not Happy with UFC 120 Win (FIGHT! Magazine)

Joe Rogan Does His Best Mauro Renallo Impersonation (MMAScraps.com)

Mike Pyle Talks About Handing John Hatahway his First Career Loss (WatchKalibRun.com)

Chris Horodecki Could Be Fighting Donald Cerrone at WEC 53 (CagePotato.com)

Josh Barnett has a Message for Fabricio Werdum (MiddleEasy.com)

Tito Ortiz Talks Health, No Longer Drinking (MMAFighting.com)

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5 Oz. MMA Link Club

October 22nd, 2010 | Author: Five Ounces of Pain
This article was originally published at Five Ounces of Pain. Copyright: Five Ounces of Pain.

Welcome back to another edition of “MMA Link Club”, Five Ounces of Pain‘s weekly smorgasbord of work from our brothers and sisters in the MMA community. Enjoy…

Dana White Discusses his Initial Meeting with Fedor Emelianenko (Versus.com)

UFC and THQ Extend Partnership for “Undisputed” Title (MMAConvert.com)

Martin Kampmann is Ready to Expose Jake Shields in the Ring (Heavy.com)

Claude Patrick Not Happy with UFC 120 Win (FIGHT! Magazine)

Joe Rogan Does His Best Mauro Renallo Impersonation (MMAScraps.com)

Mike Pyle Talks About Handing John Hatahway his First Career Loss (WatchKalibRun.com)

Chris Horodecki Could Be Fighting Donald Cerrone at WEC 53 (CagePotato.com)

Josh Barnett has a Message for Fabricio Werdum (MiddleEasy.com)

Tito Ortiz Talks Health, No Longer Drinking (MMAFighting.com)

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5 Oz. MMA Link Club

October 14th, 2010 | Author: Five Ounces of Pain
This article was originally published at Five Ounces of Pain. Copyright: Five Ounces of Pain.

Welcome back to another edition of “MMA Link Club”, Five Ounces of Pain‘s weekly smorgasbord of work from our brothers and sisters in the MMA community. Enjoy…

Ariel Helwani Interviews Dana White in England After Oxford Address (MMAFighting.com)

Bobby Lashley Surprises Strikeforce Officials with Decision to Fight Outside Organization this December (MiddleEasy.com)

Frank Shamrock Cuts a Promo for EA Sports MMA on Why Retirement Sucks (Heavy.com)

Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin Rumor Heats Up (Versus.com)

Bellator Middleweight Hector Lombard Wants to Fight Josh Barnett for Personal Reasons (CagePotato.com)

MMA Agent Gives Readers a Look Behind the Scenes (WatchKalibRun.com)

Strikeforce Scott Coker Waxes Poetic on “Diaz vs. Noons II” and More (FIGHT! Magazine)

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Gets Animated! (MMAScraps.com)

Jon Jones is Tired of Wrestlers and Explains Why (MMAConvert.com)

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Jake Shields and Dana White Are Pissing Jon Fitch Off

October 13th, 2010 | Author: Five Ounces of Pain
This article was originally published at Five Ounces of Pain. Copyright: Five Ounces of Pain.

After the Josh Koscheck vs. Georges St-Pierre matchup for the UFC welterweight title in December at UFC 124, Jake Shields looks like the next likely candidate for a title shot – if he can get past Martin Kampmann when he makes his debut in the Octagon next Saturday at UFC 121.

“If Jake Shields should win against Martin Kampmann, it will probably be him next,”  UFC President Dana White said at the UFC 124 press conference.

Shields is now 25-4-1, and while that looks damn good on paper, he is as yet untested in the UFC. The former Strikeforce belt-holder vacated that promotion’s middleweight title to join the UFC after notching his 14th-straight win with an April victory over UFC and PRIDE veteran Dan Henderson.

It’s hard to argue with Shields’ resume. The first and last Elite XC Welterweight Champion, Shields is the former Shooto Middleweight Champion. He trains with Cesar Gracie and is a member in good standing of what has come to be known as The Scrap Pack along with his fellow Gracie disciples Nick Diaz, Nate Diaz and Gilbert Melendez. His last loss game to Akira Kikuchi, and that was 5 years ago. Shields is currently the #3 ranked middleweight in the world in the USA Today Top 25 poll and somewhat prematurely ranked as the #7 pound-for-pound fighter in the world by Sherdog.

Kampmann, now 17-3 for his MMA career, has won 4 of his last 5 bouts, a streak which includes a win in June win over Paulo Thiago.

Here’s my issue with giving Shields a title fight after only one contest for the UFC; where does that leave perennial contender Jon Fitch?

Fitch firmly believes he should get a crack at the winner of the Shields-Kampmann tilt for the next title shot, and that makes sense for a whole list of reasons. The problem is, and it’s a big problem for UFC matchmaker Joe Silva, what do to with current champ Georges St-Pierre in the interim should he retain his title against Koscheck.

St-Pierre is a mighty draw for the UFC, and leaving him on the sidelines as the welterweight contenders sort themselves out is hardly a pretty picture for the UFC.

According to Fitch, that’s not his concern and he’s ready for his shot at the title.

“I would be a little perturbed if Shields got a title shot before fighting me,” Fitch said. “He’s done a lot, but he’d have one fight in the organization and Kampmann’s got losses to guys who aren’t even in the organization anymore.”

That is a very valid point, but it looks like the future holds some annoyance for Fitch regardless of his excellent oratory…

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Don’t Interrupt Dana White While He’s Eating

October 2nd, 2010 | Author: Five Ounces of Pain
This article was originally published at Five Ounces of Pain. Copyright: Five Ounces of Pain.

UFC President Dana White has some, um, opinions when it comes to who’s the best pound-for-pound fighter in MMA. After spending a few moments slamming the media for anointing Jose Aldo as the best in the game, White went on to support his argument with what can only be called a Box Office Defense.

White, who’s spent the last few months dogging Anderson Silva for failing to deliver exciting fights for the fans, is now attacking those same “fanboys” for hopping off the Silva bandwagon when it comes to selecting their top P4P choice.

“Are you f***king nuts? Potential future pound-for-pound king? Anderson Silva hasn’t lost since 2006. He’s never lost in the UFC.” White said. “Anderson Silva is a pain in my ass. This isn’t Chuck Liddell, we aren’t best friends. But you can’t deny what the man has done.”

White went on to defend Silva’s record in the strongest terms while simultaneously baiting the very media that line his pockets. Not content to stop there, White offered his own list for consideration, and you may well be stunned at the fighters who made – and didn’t make – the Dana White Hot List.

“You media geeks need to learn the fight biz,” White said. “I’m at dinner right now, but you’re really pissing me off. Silva hasn’t lost in the UFC. The guy has not only cleared out his division, he’s gone up to 205 and beaten a guy like Forrest Griffin, who beat Rampage Jackson and Shogun Rua. Frankie Edgar is right there too. I might actually put him at No. 2. This guy is for real. He beat BJ Penn twice, and kicked his ass in their last fight,” White said. “I love and respect Manny Gamburyan, but he’s no BJ Penn. And the only thing keeping St. Pierre out of the Top 3 is a loss to Matt Serra.”

GSP is off the list? What, no Brock Lesnar man-love?

One question for the Majordomo; what happened to Benson Henderson in all this ranting? A couple of months ago, White was castigating the media for not installing Henderson in the top ten (a placement which would be hard to argue against) while at the same moment calling such lists irrelevant.

I suppose White can be forgiven for getting hacked. Chicken a la King demands a man’s full attention to be fully and completely savored…Similar Posts:

Inteview With Akiyama And Coach Wink.

September 21st, 2010 | Author: TheMMANews.com
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Yoshihiro Akiyama is ready for a tough fight against Michael Bisping at UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama and will be looking to rebound from a tough loss to Chris Leben suffered at UFC 116: Lesnar Vs. Carwin. The fight headlines what some British fans have called an extremely lackluster card but what Dana White has called very compelling match making. In any case UFC 120 is set for October 16, 2010 at the O2 Arena in London, England and will also coincide with the first ever UK UFC Fan Expo.

Dana White Talks Steroids.

September 20th, 2010 | Author: TheMMANews.com
This article was originally published at TheMMANews.com. Copyright: TheMMANews.com.

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UFC president Dana White must not be enjoying the last few days, what with UFC middleweight number one contender Chael Sonnen testing positive for banned PED(s). White can’t be happy with the potential loss of what would have been one of the biggest bouts of 2011, and one which could have set the stage for several other large bouts, but while he didn’t address the Sonnen situation directly he did recently discuss his thoughts on the UFC also fining the fighters who test positive. Here’s the blurb via Yahoo Sports! Kevin Iole:




“What else do I do?. We’ve spent millions of dollars – literally, millions of dollars – to try to get this thing regulated so they can be tested by the government. Do you know how much it costs us to put on that fighter seminar every year? Let me tell you, we’re bringing guys in from all over the world. We have guys from England, Germany, Croatia, Australia, Korea. We have 350 guys under contract and they’re coming from all over the world. It costs us a (expletive) ton, but we do it because it’s important. When one of them fails a test, the government is going to fine them and suspend them and tell them they can’t make a living for a year. So should I come in after they’ve already lost the ability to make a living for a year and been fined all this money and, in the worst economic disaster in the history of the world, fine them another huge amount and take away their ability to make a living even longer?”

White makes a lot of sense, as the fighter is already losing a ton of money and most have major expenses and few have second jobs. Fighters don’t make nearly as much as some professional sports and so hitting them in their pocket book again wouldn’t be exactly the most “human” thing to do. Still, we’ll wait to see what the fallout is regarding the Chael Sonnen mess.

Dana White: "Cro Cop" injured but cleared, en route to Indianapolis for UFC 119

September 18th, 2010 | Author: MMAjunkie.com Staff [mmajunkie-staff]

ROSEMEAD, Calif. - UFC 119 headliner Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic, in fact, did suffer an eye injury, but he's been cleared to fight, and next week's main-event bout with Frank Mir is good to go.

That's the word from UFC president Dana White, who today spoke to MMAjunkie.com about the injury.

On Friday White shot down Croatian news reports that an eye injury might force the heavyweight fighter out of the Sept. 25 headliner and called them "untrue." However, Filipovoc did suffer an injury - at the most inopportune time.



"Cro Cop" still headlining UFC 119, UFC boss says injury rumors "untrue"

September 17th, 2010 | Author: MMAJunkie.com
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Rumors of Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic's possible scratch from next week's UFC 119 event aren't true, according to the UFC's head honcho.

A report from the Croatian site Index.hr stated that Filipovic suffered an eye injury while training and couldn't get medical clearance for the upcoming fight.

However, in a Twitter message, UFC president Dana White today stated Filipovic "is fine" and that the report "is not true."




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