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"He'll never use that stuff as an excuse, and the reason he tried to keep this quiet is because he wants to make sure that Ebersole gets all the credit in the world for his win, and for livening up the fight," ---Ken Pavia, Chris Lytle's Manager
Chris Lytle might not admit it but his loss to Brian Ebersole last UFC 127 looked as if he was not giving his full strength. Four weeks before the fight, he had injured meniscus in his right knee removed. This maybe the reason why he didn’t have a chance to fight on a full bar on last Saturday’s event.
The procedure was kept unpublicized because he didn’t want to devalue Ebersole’s win. Despite the risk, Lytle chose to fight and true enough he lost via unanimous decision to Ebersole which ended up his four-fight win streak. This might also put a last blow on his MMA career.
“He’s considering his options, and retirement is one of them,” said Lytle’s manager Ken Pavia.Read the rest of the article »
"I was spitting on the floor to let him know what I thought of him." ---Michael Bisping to Jorge Rivera
Ultimate Fighting Championship’s middleweight contender, Michael Bisping, will be facing disciplinary action despite winning in the recently concluded UFC 127.
After finishing his second-round TKO to Jorge Rivera, Bisping went to the corner closest to Rivera’s team and spit in their direction. The incident was caught on camera. This alerted UFC President Dana White teach Bisping a lesson.
Rivera’s manager, Matt Phinney, get in contact with the spit according to a statement from their camp.
“Bisping’s conduct after he was awarded the TKO is not acceptable,” Rivera’s manager Lex McMahon said via email to MMA Fighting. “Taunting and spitting at and on Jorge’s coach Matt Phinney is the deplorable conduct of a schoolyard bully. And like all bullies, Mr. Bisping needs to be punished. In this instance, it would be appropriate if Bisping is fined and suspended by the commission and/or the UFC.”Read the rest of the article »
Fighters of UFC 127 maybe sent home with bruises and injuries but with pockets full of cold cash.
The UFC 127 event concluded this weekend. The event somehow failed the expectations of some people but it still garnered a 18,186 fan attendance.
UFC 127 took place in the Land Down Under on Saturday night (Sunday in Sydney). Fighters maybe going home bruised and injured but definitely with overflowing bank accounts. UFC officials handed out $75,000 bonuses for its post-fight awards.
Brian Ebersole put up an amazing fight as well as his opponent, Chris Lytle. Ebersole ended up with the victory via decision and both fighters went home with an extra $75,000.Read the rest of the article »
The world is round, and Chris Lytle learns to roll with it.
Chris Lytle’s career isn’t as smooth sailing as other fighters in the UFC octagon. He’s gone with some losses and came back with victories. However, he provided an exciting addition to the fight card. Everytime he tries to embrace some opportunity, opportunity walks away.
As of the moment, he’s on the run with a four-fight winning streak which should be a six-win streak if not for Marcus Davis. Apparently, he was slated to face Carlos Condit this weekend at UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch. However, fate played again with him when the latter was forced to back-out from the card due to some knee injury. Lytle was then matched-up with Brian Ebersole.Read the rest of the article »
"The thing is that I know it sucks when these things happen. I know how hard Jorge trained for this fight (and how he) was so pumped at the weigh-ins. (But) we're doing so many fights. I'm sure we'll pop him into a fight real quick and get him going again." ---Dana White, UFC President
After the last minute the cancellation of UFC 122 Alesio Sakara – Jorge Rivera co-headliner, the latter is fighting another middleweight in the person of Michael Bisping (20-3 MMA, 10-3).
Rivera mentioned the probability of the fight at kimura.se. According to sources, the positivity of the fight is 95%. Though not yet announced, UFC 127 is expected to take place on Feb. 27 at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. The show is expected to air on pay-per-view.
Rivera’s UFC 122 fight was pulled out when Sakara succumbed to flu-like symptoms.
Rivera was in moderate success in his previous UFC bouts. But he had three consecutive wins under UFC cards too. These three consecutive wins include a decision win against Nissen Osterneck, stopped win against Rob Kimmons at UFC 104 and the fight with Nate Quarry at UFC Fight Night 21 in March.Read the rest of the article »
Following the UFC-WEC merger announcement, the line up for WEC 52 was all shaken up. Luckily, new bouts were added and the November 11 event is now full steam ahead.
World Extreme Cagefighting has added two new bouts for its November 11 card after the UFC-WEC merger announcements. WEC 52 will take place at the Palms Casino Resort’s Pearl Theater in Las Vegas. The event will feature a co-main event pitting Chad Mendes and Javier Vasquez, in addition to a featherweight clash between Erik Koch and Francisco Rivera.
The WEC 52 will be headlined by Urijah Faber’s bantamweight debut versus Takeya Mizugaki.
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