- 2 years ago
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TOKYO - Quite simply, Jake Shields did not enjoy his 2011.
The former Strikeforce champ made his way to the UFC, but he ultimately
fell short against UFC titleholder Georges St-Pierre. It went from bad
to worse when his father and mentor, Jack, passed away just weeks before
Shields suffered a knockout loss to Jake Ellenberger.
No regrets, says Shields. This weekend's UFC 144 event provides him an
opportunity to move on, and he's primed to seize the moment.
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- 8 months ago
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"The Great" will make his way back up the 185-pound weight class when he faces James Te Huna on June 17, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 43 in Auckland, New Zealand. And win, lose, or draw, Marquardt doesn't plan on dropping back down to welterweight ever again. Since dropping to welterweight in 2012, Nate Marquardt has seen less-than-stellar results. Sure, he won the Strikeforce strap in his 170-pound debut, by emphatically knocking out Tyron Woodley in round four of their championship title fight at t read news >>
- 2 years ago
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Coming off a very tough 2011, Jake Shields was determined to kick off 2012 in a much better way. read news >>
- 3 years ago
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After three consecutive defeats at middleweight, Japanese star Yoshihiro Akiyama will make a long-awaited move down the scale in February, and he’ll do so before a hometown crowd. read news >>
- 4 years ago
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DUSSELDORF, Germany - UFC middleweight Alessio Sakara said he'll eventually move back to heavyweight and maybe start a restaurant with his wife - maybe on the vineyard where he grows Montepulciano and Merlot grapes.
He'll always be an Italian, and he'll fight as long as his body will let him. But he can't be a middleweight forever - it's just not right, he said.
"I'm a fat guy," Sakara told MMAjunkie.com. "I like food very much."
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Although the UFC 181 title fight ended in a razor-thin split decision, most could tell that Johny Hendricks was not himself. The former champion endured a terrible weight cut ahead of his rematch against Robbie Lawler, as was evident from his lethargic movements in the later stages of the fight. In fact, it was such a dreadful process that Hendricks contemplated retirement just to shield himself from another such cut. "It was either [change his approach] or retire," Hendricks said. "That's how b read news >>
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight titleholder Johny Hendricks had yet another brutal weight cut prior to his UFC 181 rematch against Robbie Lawler, which left him without the belt last month (Dec. 6, 2014) in Las Vegas, Nevada. That's what happens when you start camp as a heavyweight. But "Bigg Rigg" insists those days are over, and promises to be more disciplined in between fights. While he continues to work with famed weight-cutting guru Mike Dolce, the bearded brawler s read news >>
The UFC made the formal announcement that Rampage Jackson is back in the promotion, but Bellator is planning to take the fight over Jackson's contract to court. As talked about earlier today, the UFC has brought back Quinton "Rampage" Jackson after an ugly separation a couple years ago. Jackson had been fighting for Bellator but has been vocally unhappy for the past several months and now has made the jump back. However, Bellator has made it quite clear that they feel that he is still under cont read news >>
PHOENIX – After a Saturday win at 135 pounds in his UFC debut, Cejudo wants to head back to flyweight – and he has the blessing of Dana White.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
The latter half of the "Prelims" for the upcoming UFC on FOX 13 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which takes place right after the UFC Fight Pass bouts conclude on Saturday (Dec. 13, 2014) inside US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona, are moving from the FOX network back to its regular home of FOX Sports 1. The network revealed the last-minute change in Wednesday's press release. UFC on FOX 13 features a trio of meaningful heavyweight showdowns, including Junior Dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic, Alist read news >>
Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva gets back in action 13 months after a gruesome leg injury, facing former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz at UFC 183 on Jan. 31, and Budweiser released a new commercial in Brazil for his return to the Octagon. read news >>
UFC middleweight Number 4 contender, Luke Rockhold ready to step in for any of the four MW fighters on the UFC 184 card. UFC 184 might possibly be one of the biggest events of 2015...if it goes off as planned. That dirty, rotten scoundrel, injury bug has struck down the mightiest of cards, turning them into nothing more than Fight Night events with a $55 price tag. With a fight between Ronaldo Souza and Yoel Romero, and more importantly, Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort for the middleweight strap read news >>
Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva details the recent lower back injury that led to his hospitalization. In the immediate moments following his sudden and dramatic lower back injury, Anderson Silva believed he was permanently paralyzed. The former UFC middleweight champion, who was training in Rio de Janeiro at the time, collapsed to the floor in pain soon after a workout, and fearfully realized that he could no longer feel his legs. This continued for several minutes before he was p read news >>
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was hospitalized on Nov. 3 with lower back pain after a jiu-jitsu session at X-Gym in Rio de Janeiro, and he thought for a moment his career would be over. "The Spider," who is training to get back in action on Jan. 31 against Nick Diaz after shattering his left leg in a rematch with Chris Weidman in 2013, was afraid he wouldn’t be able to walk again. "I couldn’t move or feel my legs and feet," Silva told Veja Rio. "I was scared. I had never experi read news >>