Archive for September, 2012

Robbie Lawler Excited for the NFL’s Return

Posted on September 30th, 2012 by Rich

Filed under: Strikeforce, MMA Fighting Exclusive, News, Videos HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — MMA Fighting spoke to Robbie Lawler on Wednesday about his upcoming Strikeforce fight against Tim Kennedy, training with his new team in Arizona, the return of the NFL and how many fights he thinks he is away from another title shot.   Permalink | Email […]

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Jeff Curran Returns to the UFC Against Scott Jorgensen at UFC 137

Posted on September 29th, 2012 by Rich

Bantamweight Jeff Curran is returning to the UFC more than seven years after his Octagon debut, as “Big Frog” has signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion. Curran is expected to return against fellow former WEC contender Scott Jorgensen at UFC 137 on October 29 in Las Vegas. Source: Tom Big Cat Erickson Martinsh […]

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Junior Dos Santos Interview – UFC

Posted on September 28th, 2012 by Rich

Heavy-handed Junior Dos Santos steps back into the Octagon? against a man considered to be an equally dangerous striker, Shane Carwin. Will Junior’s speed advantage be enough to hand Carwin his first KO loss? Watch UFC 131 Live on Pay-Per-View and on Saturday, Jun 11th at 6/9PM PT/ET. Source: Musse Hasselvall Daiki DJ […]

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Few hugs and compliments following the fight, Cruz-Faber verbal feud to be continued

Posted on September 27th, 2012 by Rich

Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber kind of buried the hatchet after their fight on Saturday night. Faber was gracious in defeat, but you can bet when they meet again in the future for a third time, the trash talk will resume. These guys don’t like each other. Faber thinks Cruz is disrespectful and has a […]

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Davis out of UFC 133: Tito says no, UFC trying to make Evans-Machida II

Posted on September 26th, 2012 by Rich

Sometimes an injury can crush a card, but the UFC may catch a break this time. The promotion confirmed that Davis is out of the  main event at UFC 133 with an injury and now the search is on for replacement to face Rashad Evans. Who fills in? There aren’t many big names available. Tito […]

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Working in MMA: Agent Malki Kawa talks about the business

Posted on September 25th, 2012 by Rich

This week, Cagewriter is taking a look at the jobs that make the MMA world go ’round. See the rest of the series here. Today, we look at Malki Kawa, the president of First Round Management, an athlete representation agency that has on its roster of fighters UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Chris Leben, […]

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Pat Miletich interview: Not everyone?s a fan of Tito getting UFC 133 main event

Posted on September 24th, 2012 by Rich

In describing his miraculous turnaround from the brink of retirement, Tito Ortiz is beginning to throw around the term “Cinderella story.”  Ortiz, who fighting for his career at UFC 132, is now fighting Rashad Evans at UFC 133, but not everyone is feeling all warm and fuzzy. Showtime MMA analyst and former UFC fighter Pat […]

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Grove wallops Jensen and calls out Konrad at Bellator 47 opener

Posted on September 23rd, 2012 by Rich

Zak Jensen and Neil Grove opened Bellator 47 with a bang. The heavyweights, who both reside just under the 265 pound limit, collided from the opening seconds like brahma bulls. Grove was rocked just five seconds in, but recovered to gain top control and smash out Jensen in exactly minutes in Rama, Canada. Grove (11-3-1) […]

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How Couture, Lesnar, Griffin and Henderson helped one student turn his grades around

Posted on September 22nd, 2012 by Rich

As the head of the Ohio Athletic Commission since 2004, Bernie Profato has been in close contact with some of MMA’s best, and he told Cagewriter that he has always been impressed with the fighters. No episode impressed him more than when three former UFC champs all played a hand in turning his grandson’s grades […]

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Rosholt moves one step closer to UFC return with win over Horwich

Posted on September 21st, 2012 by Rich

It’s never easy against Matt Horwich, but if you fight smart and stay out his guard, you can get a win. Jake Rosholt didn’t thrill the crowd in Frisco, Tx., but he stuck to his gameplan and took out the veteran to improve to 5-1 away from UFC in the main event of Shark Fights […]

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