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What used to be an eight-man single elimination tournament became the world's biggest MMA event to date. Thanks to UFC's loyal supporters and one of its many pioneer fighters -- Royce Gracie.
Before names like BJ Penn, Fedor Emelianenko, Randy Couture, Anderson Silva and George St-Pierre came into the MMA scene, there was one man who tops them all — Royce Gracie. He is a notable name in the history of Mixed Martial Arts, as he brought the popularity of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at its peak and winning the first ever UFC event.Read the rest of the article »
The fight was not what we expected it to be. First, Cro Cop and Mir were just clinching each other on the cage for three whole rounds. Second, we thought that Cro Cop is hard to knock out. Third, it was a boring 14-minute sparring rather than a fight.
Frank Mir’s brutal knee ended up the fight of Mirko Cro Cop last Saturday on UFC 119. Making it a KO win for Frank Mir ending up a 14 minute action for the headliners.
Cro Cop eventually wasn’t hurt much and got up quickly after the KO. But afterward he went up to Mir and asked what happened. Irony is that, before the bout there are speculations that Mir had to do extreme grappling in order to KO a striker like Cro Cop. Mir turned out to win without so much action.
“I just pulled a victory over Mirko with no jiu jitsu,” Mir said.Read the rest of the article »
James Toney said he is ready to take down the legendary Randy Couture, but with a few detractors and specifics.
James Toney, after his debut last two weeks ago, is still sending mixed signals about his martial arts training and his respect for sport as he is preparing for Randy Couture.
Toney, who was on the conference for the upcoming UFC 118 event used some of the Q&A portion to devour chances and skills of his legendary opponent Couture. He explained why he’ll win the game. The boxing champion find specifics on his new sport, saying that he was “born to win” and that “James don’t lose”.
“You’ll see James do what he does best and that’s knock his head off,” Toney said. “You know, like I said, I’m not worried about whatever Randy’s going to do. Randy’s going to be Randy, James will be James, you know what I’m saying? Whatever happens, happens. But you know what, I’m winning, point blank, hands down. If he decides to get close to me, he knows it’s a wrap for him.”Read the rest of the article »
King Mo went down the pedestal and admitted he is the underdog.
Muhammed Lawal will get inside Strikeforce cage on August 21. He is going to be on promotion for the light-heavyweight champion, strongly suggesting a title defense. But those who think that King Mo and Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante were at same level, he immediately disagreed.
“If anyone should be a favorite, it should be Feijao,'” he said on a Monday conference call. “He has a name, he’s been fighting longer than me. I remember watching him on Showtime, in Elite XC and in the IFL. He should be the favorite. Due to marketing, people see me as the favorite. He’s the favorite, I’m the underdog even though I’m the champ.”Read the rest of the article »
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