Archive for November, 2012

Strikeforce done with Overeem, heavyweight champ reportedly dropped by Zuffa

Posted on November 30th, 2012 by Rich

There’s a new sheriff in town and he’s not messing around. Strikeforce fighters were sent a message tonight by their new boss Zuffa – play the game or play it elsewhere. Back on July 18, the promotion’s heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem got in a public beef over a fight date. Overeem said he wasn’t available […]

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Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum Countdown Preview Show – Strikeforce

Posted on November 29th, 2012 by Rich

Fight Network previews Strikforce’s heavyweight Grand Prix featuring Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum and Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers taking place on June 18, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. Source: Jason Hollywood Chambers Ryo Piranha Chonan  Dan The Sandman Christison  Logan The Pink Pounder Clark 

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Cormier talks about Silva, the Grand Prix and his future

Posted on November 28th, 2012 by Rich

Daniel Cormer was helping teammates Mo Lawal and Luke Rockhold prepare for their Sept. 10 bouts when he was given the opportunity of a lifetime. Alistair Overeem had dropped out of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, and Cormier was being asked to step in and fight Antonio Silva. For Cormier, taking the fight with Silva […]

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After Loss to Daley, Scott Smith Looking to Avoid Another Knockout

Posted on November 27th, 2012 by Rich

Filed under: Strikeforce, MMA Fighting Exclusive CHICAGO — Getting knocked out is a feeling that Scott Smith had never experienced until he stepped into the cage with Paul Daley in his most recent fight. Getting knocked cold by one of Daley’s power punches is a feeling Smith doesn’t want to experience again. “If it happens […]

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Even After Expensive Wreck, Tito Ortiz Never Considered Pulling Out of UFC 133

Posted on November 26th, 2012 by Rich

Filed under: UFC Though the news must have given UFC president Dana White quite a scare, Tito Ortiz said he wasn’t at all injured in the recent car accident that left his Rolls Royce Phantom with some front end damage, and pulling out of his bout with Rashad Evans at UFC 133 afterward was never […]

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Sandro and Curran advance to Bellator 145 tournament final

Posted on November 25th, 2012 by Rich

Marlon Sandro and Pat Curran were favorites entering the night at Bellator 47 and both came away unscathed by using solid boxing to take out their opponents. Sandro and Curran will meet for $100,000 and a world title shot at Bellator 48 in Uncasville, Ct. on Aug. 20. Sandro, a minus-260 favorite, continued his winning […]

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Strikeforce fighter St. Preux once snubbed Bobby Bowden

Posted on November 24th, 2012 by Rich

Ovince St. Preux hits the big stage in Las Vegas tomorrow night at Strikeforce Challengers 17. With 14 pro fights under his belt, he won’t be nervous. It doesn’t hurt either that he played football in front 100,000-plus during his days in the SEC at Tennessee. OSP would love to get recruited to the UFC […]

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Paul Daley talks Woodley, wrestling, and ?Marq-fart?

Posted on November 23rd, 2012 by Rich

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Paul Daley’s loss to Nick Diaz in April a back-and-forth fight, with Daley looking close to the win during the bout, but Diaz coming back for the win. At the Strikeforce open workouts, he talked about how he got over that loss. “The usual way that we do in England. Go […]

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Working in MMA: Agent Malki Kawa talks about the business

Posted on November 22nd, 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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Daniel Cormier Explains Why He Didn’t Try to Take Down Jeff Monson – Daniel Cormier

Posted on November 21st, 2012 by Rich

Daniel Cormier Explains Why He Didn’t Try to Take Down Jeff Monson Video by Daniel Cormier Source: Luiz Buscapé Firmino Spencer Fisher Jon Fitch Kenny Florian

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