Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez gives his thoughts on his training partner, Jake Shields newest move to the UFC from Strikeforce.
Melendez, speaking via MMAWeekly.com, said:
“I think he’s going to do great out there. I really want to see him fight Georges St-Pierre. I know he can beat GSP and I look forward to seeing that happen. Of course I wish he was with me in Strikeforce, but he’s got to do what he’s got to do and I support him 100 percent. I think it’s time for him to go for broke. He already cleaned out Strikeforce, so now it’s time for him to clear out the UFC.”
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UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre revealed that if he ever moved up to 185 pounds for a super fight with UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva he would consider retirement, saying after the fight there may be no more goals left.
GSP, speaking via MMAJunkie.com, said:
“Growing up in my career, I always fix my goals very high and every time I achieve one of my [goals], I fix another goal to reach. It’s important as a martial artist [never to be] satisfied because otherwise there is no point to keep doing what you’re doing.”
“If I go up in weight, it’s going to be hard to go down. If I put on lean muscle like I already did recently … it’s going to be hard to come back down. So it’s not like I go up and I go down. I have to be very careful with what I do.” Continue reading »
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Moosin Executive, Corey Fischer has revealed that the promotion is looking to return on October 9th in Chicago, Illinois, with former UFC fighter, “Kimbo Slice” and former five-time Worlds Strongest Man, Mariusz Pudzianowski possibly the main event.
Fischer, speaking via MMAFighting.com, said:
“I would say the Kimbo-Pudzian fight is the furthest from being finished, but we’re trying to work on it and make it happen.”
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Having held belts in an array of weight classes, the current heavyweight boxing champ is serious about capturing titles in both MMA and boxing. Apparently shocking the MMA world and taking out Randy Couture on his UFC debut is not enough, “Lights Out” looks to take out the current UFC heavyweight champion of the world, Brock Lesnar.
Toney, speaking via MMAWeekly.com, said
“I couldn’t come in the UFC and fight a bum, or a tune up fight. I have to fight the best. I am the best. I wanted to fight Brock Lesnar, but unfortunately at the time he was sick. I will be boxing and UFC champion at the same time. I’m officially a two-sport athlete”
“After I knock out Randy Couture, I’m coming for Brock’s bitch ass next. I don’t turn down nothing. Sometimes I don’t even turn down my collar.”
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Bitter rivals, Jamie Varner and Donald Cerrone look set to throw again at WEC 51 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado on September 30th, 2010.
The pair first met at WEC 38 in January 2009, the fight was highly competitive and won the Fight of the Night award. However, the fight was stopped prematurely in the fifth round when Cerrone hit Varner’s temple with an illegal up-kick in the dying minutes while Varner was still on the ground. Varner was given time to recover, but he was unable to continue, noting that he had double vision and had sustained a broken hand.
Since then Varner lost his title almost a year later to Benson Henderson before picking up a split draw against Kamal Shalorus. As for Cerrone, he’s 2-2 since the fight, losing twice to Benson Henderson, and picking up wins against James Krause and Ed Ratcliff.
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Former long-time UFC light heavyweight and TUF 2 standout, Keith Jardine will take on former Strikeforce stand out, Trevor Prangley at Shark Fights 13 in Lubbock, Texas on September 11th, 2010.
Jardine was recently cut from the UFC after running a four fight losing streak. “The Dean of Mean” will look for a big win in September hopefully impressing Dana White and maybe returning home where he holds wins over Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin.
Prangley is looking to rebound after losing via first round submission to Tim Kennedy in Los Angeles, California on June 16th. He hold wins over Chael Sonnen, Jeremy Horn and Travis Lutter. Continue reading »
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Strikeforce makes its Texas debut with a night of world-class championship MMA action on Saturday, August 21 at Houston’s Toyota Center!
The main event will feature World Light Heavyweight (205 pounds) Champion “King” Mo Lawal, who will make the first defense of his belt against the devastating striker, Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante. The undefeated Lawal is a two-time NCAA Division I All-American and Big 12 wrestling champion for Oklahoma State University, while Cavalcante has won 5 of his last 6 fights and is coming off a devastating first round KO win. Continue reading »
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The Maximum Fighting Championship, one of the premier mixed martial arts organizations in North America, will make its much-anticipated debut in the province of Manitoba with the announcement that MFC 26: Retribution will be held in the city of Brandon on Friday, September 10.
As Canada’s largest and most-popular brand of MMA, the Maximum Fighting Championship is excited to bring an action-packed card and live television broadcast to a new host city. The MFC is the only Canadian-based organization showcased on live TV, and in partnership with HDNet Fights, the main card of the September 10 show from the Westman Place at the Keystone Centre will be broadcast live throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico beginning at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT/7 p.m. PT.
“I am truly excited to be bringing the Maximum Fighting Championship to the city of Brandon – it will be a memorable night in the history of our organization and an incredible night of professional sports in Brandon,” said Mark Pavelich, Owner/President of the Maximum Fighting Championship. Continue reading »
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