Posts Tagged ‘one of those guys’

Dana White Say’s Florian Crumbles When It Counts

August 30th, 2010 | Author: TheMMANews.com
This article was originally published at TheMMANews.com. Copyright: TheMMANews.com.

danawhite8xcUFC president Dana White had some harsh comments concerning lightweight fighter Kenny Florian, saying the fighter crumbles under the pressure when faced with big fights.

Florian lost a three round unanimous decision to Gray Maynard Saturday night on the main card of UFC 118. Maynard dominated his opponent throughout the fight, putting Florian on his back several times without fear of Florian’s Jiu-Jitsu.

MMAFighting.com transcribed White’s comments concerning Florian after Saturday’s event.

“I hate to say this because I don’t want to take anything away from Gray Maynard, but I think Kenny is just one of those guys who chokes in big fights. I’m not bad-mouthing him or trying to disrespect him; I’m just being honest. Every time it’s a big fight and there’s a lot of things on the line, Kenny just … Kenny’s hands are unbelievable. Kenny’s ground is unbelievable. Kenny usually kicks guys to the body and legs so hard that he busts guys up. You didn’t see any of that tonight. He stood there and stared at Gray Maynard for three rounds.”

“You’d think his corner would say, ‘Dude, you just lost the first two rounds.’ No sense of urgency in the third round,” White said. “Not saying, ‘I need a knockout or submission in this round.’ None of it. Nothing. And I guarantee you if Kenny comes back and fights one of the mid-level guys, he’ll probably run through them like a f—ing freight train. But the big fights? He crumbles, man.”

Dana White Willing To Release Chuck Liddell If He Wants To Fight Again.

July 3rd, 2010 | Author: TheMMANews.com
This article was originally published at TheMMANews.com. Copyright: TheMMANews.com.

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During the recent UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin pre fight press conference Dana White left no doubt that he doesn’t want long time fighter and friend Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell to fight again, and he went far enough to say that if Liddell was still thinking of fighting that the UFC would release him to pursue other options. Seems like White is looking after Liddell’s best interests, particularily his health and is certainly standing by his words that Liddell will not fight in the UFC again. Will it remain that way? Here’s the UFC president’s words:


“We’ll have that conversation. I guess if he asked me to release him, I’d release him. That’s not what I want. Everybody knows how I feel about Chuck Liddell. Not only has he been a great friend, he’s been a great business partner, a great champion and a great representative of the UFC. Being one of those guys that when we all came from nothing and then everything blew up – and this guy got more fame and money and all this stuff – he really kept it together. We’ve had a couple of speed bumps, but that can happen to anybody. He’s really kept it together and been a great guy.”

Despite MMA fans like or dislike for the larger than life Dana White, he’s certainly doing the right thing as it relates to Liddell, and he comes across looking very honorable and sincere.

With Chris Lytle, You Just Know Whats Coming . . .

June 23rd, 2010 | Author: UFC Press Releases

Chuck Mindenhall, UFC - There are guys in the UFC who fight with absolute predictability. Chris Lytle is one of those guys. Whenever he steps in the Octagon, his game plan is clear to everyone in the room—it's to stand and trade leather, to bang on the feet until somebody drops, even if it's himself. A trademark image of Lytle would be a grin and a stream of blood running down his face. We've all seen it; he ends up that way almost every time he steps in the cage.

Robbie Lawler Is Blessed With Punching Power

February 4th, 2010 | Author: TheMMANews.com
This article was originally published at TheMMANews.com. Copyright: TheMMANews.com.

Robbie Lawler“Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (19-5) feels blessed that he has the ability to knock opponents out with one punch.

“Ruthless” talked about his “blessed” punching power after knocking opponent Melvin Manhoef out at this past weekends Strikeforce “Miami” event. Lawler landed a total of just three punches in that fight.

“Two things happen when you’re backed into a corner; you either look for a way out or you fight him off of you. I am one of those guys who looks to fight, but he was definitely tearing my leg up. I’m not going to lie about that…I’ve just been blessed with the gift of punching power and athleticism and I can hold my power in some weird spots.”

Check out the rest of the interview by FightHype.com where Lawler discusses the fight and his preparation for Manhoef.

Collision Course: Brock Lesnar not satisfied with previous beating dished out to Frank Mir

January 21st, 2010 | Author: Five Ounces of Pain
This article was originally published at Five Ounces of Pain. Copyright: Five Ounces of Pain.

Finally it’s official, UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will be back in Octagon.

Following months of inconclusive diagnosis and ailment speculation, Lesnar has experienced a miracle of a recovery. In what once was being labeled as a career ending injury, has now become a brief layoff with immediate intentions of getting back to business.

With an expected return by summertime, there is only one fight I want to see: Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir III

The bad blood between the two has been brewing since Brock’s first introduction into the UFC and has continued up to this day.

It has been no secret that former champion Frank Mir has his eyes set on a third match-up. Even during pre-fight interviews previous to his fight with Check Kongo, Mir was fixated on meeting Lesnar again. His entire focus seemed to be on Lesnar, with many even thinking Mir was looking past Kongo as an opponent. Well, a minute and thirteen seconds later cleared any predictions of whether he took his opponent lightly.

So with the announcement yesterday of Brock’s return, the possibility of facing Mir for a third time was presented to the former NCAA wrestling champion, Lesnar said, “Absolutely, You know what, I don’t think I beat him as bad as I could. So for me to get my hands on that stalker again, Frank Mir’s made it a mission of his life. Frank Mir’s a stalker. It’s been a while since I’ve had a stalker, but we’ll take care of that if we ever face him again. I’d be delighted to fight Frank again.”

With an interim title between Mir and Shane Carwin set for March, the winner will get the chance to take on Lesnar. If for some reason the winner of that match can’t be ready by Brock’s suspected return, the winner of the Cain Valasquez vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira willl step in.

“I’ll just sit back. I’ll sharpen my skills,” said Lesnar. “I’ll be prepared for either one of those guys (Carwin or Mir), or if it’s Nogueira or if it’s Velasquez, I know one thing all them guys are sh**ing their pants right now.”

And while the opponent makes no difference to Brock, as a fan, the hype train has already been set for a third showdown with Mir.

I think we will see the best and most determined Frank Mir against Carwin and while I have no doubt he poses a real threat to Mir, I am starting with an early prediction here and say Frank will win the fight. Since the beating he took at the hands of Lesnar back at UFC 100, Mir has looked every bit as impressive with one goal in mind, Brock Lesnar.

While nothing is set in stone as of yet, one thing is for sure, the champion is back.


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