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Fights to Make After UFC 133

Written on August 15, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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With UFC 133 now written in MMA's history books, what other match-ups would you like to see afterwards?

Former UFC light heavyweight champion – Rashad Evans – proved that there is nothing rusty about him, as he was able to defeat Tito Ortiz at UFC 133 last August 6. Indeed, Suga came back in the cage after more than a year, and he made it with a vengeance.

That said, posted after the cut are five matches that fans would like to see after UFC 133.

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Rory MacDonald: ‘I am ready for a test like Pyle’

Written on July 14, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Rory "The Waterboy" MacDonald prepares for his upcoming bout on August 6 against Mike Pyle.

Rory “The Waterboy” MacDonald was booked for a 170-pound title match against Mike “Quicksand” Pyle on UFC 133: “Evans vs. Davis” event, which will take place at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 6, 2011.

“The Waterboy” rebounded from his late-round loss from the hands of Carlos Condit (June 2010) by obtaining an outstanding victory over Nate Diaz during the UFC 129 last April 30 in Toronto. Rory MacDonald harshly finished his opponent using a dirty back.

Rory MacDonald, who just turned 21, already boasts a MMA record of 11-1. He trains under the Tristar promotion and is now in deep preparation for his welterweight bout against the veteran, Mike “Quicksand” Pyle.

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Match-ups to Make After UFC 129

Written on May 07, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Fighting Insider has listed a couple of match-ups that MMA fans would want to see after UFC 129.

George St-Pierre – though he retained his welterweight championship belt – left the people insatiable, as he was unable to finish Jake Shields at last Saturday’s UFC 129. More over, this victory left the champion few worthwhile options at the 170lbs division.

So what match-ups should UFC make after UFC 129? Posted after the skip are what MMA fans would want to see.

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UFC 129 Preliminary Card Preview Part 2

Written on April 03, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Spike TV will feature two of UFC 129's preliminary fights as Nate Diaz faces off against Rory MacDonald and Brian Foster meets Sean Pierson. Check out Fighting Insider's UFC 129 preliminary card preview below.

On April 30, 55,000 Canadians will scream and worship their hometown hero, George St-Pierre as he faces Jake Shields at the Rogers Centre in Toronto for UFC 129. And though the GSP vs Shields bout is the main attraction, there will be other opportunities for other bettors to make money.

Let’s take a look at two UFC 129 preliminary bouts that will be featured on Spike TV.

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Rory MacDonald vs James Wilks Slated for UFC 129

Written on January 12, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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The UFC 129 Fight Card is beginning to take shape. Another match-up rises up to complete the battle.

A welterweight fight between Rory MacDonald (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and “The Ultimate Fighter 9″ winner James Wilks (7-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) is in the works for UFC 129.

UFC 129 will happen on April 30 at Toronto’s Rogers Centre and features a pay-per-view welterweight title fight between current champion Georges St-Pierre and top contender Jake Shields.

The fight is said to air on an untelevised fight of UFC.

MacDonald submitted veteran Mike “Joker” Guymon in his early-2010 UFC debut. But he recently suffered his first career loss with a third-round TKO defeat to contender Carlos Condit at UFC 115. MacDonald was then slated to fight Matt Brown at UFC 123 but unfortunately he was forced out the card due to a knee injury.

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UFC 123 Fighters Take Home Big Bonuses

Written on November 22, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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As expected, the UFC 123 fighters always have their fair share of hefty bonuses from the promotional show. Here's the inside scoop about the UFC 123 bonuses.

B.J. Penn, Phil Davis, George Sotiropoulos and Joe Lauzon each earned $80,000 “Fight Night” bonuses from their fantastic performances during last Saturday’s “UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida” event.

Penn earned the night’s “Knockout of the Night” award making it his rebound revenge. Davis picked up the “Submission of the Night” bonus; Sotiropoulos and Lauzon shared “Fight of the Night” honors.

UFC 123 took place at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Mich. The main card aired on pay-per-view, while Spike TV aired a pair of preliminary card fights. Penn stunned his main card opponent, Matt Hughes and the Michigan crowd with a 21-second finish. After that, Penn had dropped Hughes with a right hand and was quick enough to jump on his opponent with stiff blows that followed a stoppage. He was declared winner and also awarded with a big bonus.

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Dana White Speaks of Jackson’s UFC and Movie Career

Written on November 20, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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"The reality is this is where he makes his money. The money isn't in the movie business unless you're (George) Clooney. I think he's taking it serious." ---Dana White

A few months ago , UFC president Dana White was not pleased to put the fight between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans on hold. Now, Jackson is focused on fighting again, White believes he’ll never have the same problem.

“The reality is this is where he makes his money. The money isn’t in the movie business unless you’re (George) Clooney. I think he’s taking it serious.”

Jackson, delayed his UFC 114 fight with Evans for almost half a year in order to portray B.A. Baracus on a feature-film version of “The A-Team.” Evans earned a unanimous decision victory, and Jackson later said that he knew his chances of winning were dimmed due to the events that took place outside of the cage.

White believed that the things happened outside the octagon somehow affected Jackson’ fighting goals.

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UFC 123’s Pre-Event Open to General Public

Written on November 17, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The UFC 123's pre-fight press conference will start this afternoon. Watch as fighters for the upcoming UFC event answer the questions of the press. Be there or be left out.

Cagefighting fans cannot wait for UFC’s return to Michigan. The promotion starts the series of events with a pre-fight press conference and surely everyone wants to be there. Good thing is it is open to the general public.

The pre-event press conference will be on Wednesday, 1 PM ET at the MGM Grant Detroit. The event takes place in the Grand Ballroom.

Taking part in the said press conference are main event fighters Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida and co-main event participants Matt Hughes and B.J. Penn – all former UFC champions.

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Countdown to UFC 123 Airs Tonight on Spike TV

Written on November 16, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The traditional countdown to UFC fights airs tonight on Spike TV. As part of the per-event curriculum, profiles of each fighter of UFC 123 will be featured. So what to do? Better sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

The traditional preview show of UFC 123 debuts on Spike TV tonight entitled “Countdown to UFC 123.” The 60-minute show will serve as a primer for UFC 123’s events. The Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Lyoto Machida headliner will follow at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Spike TV.

The UFC 123 event takes place at the the Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit. Obviously, the main card fighters will be the focus of tonight’s show. A rubber match between former lightweight champ B.J. Penn and ex-welterweight title-holder Matt Hughes will also be covered.

The full UFC 123 card is listed after the skip.

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Jackson Criticizes Machida’s Fighting Skills

Written on November 14, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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"When you get in the octagon, you fight. It's not like boxing where guys are trying to outpoint each other and go for a decision. We're MMA fighters, we're the best athletes in the world. I just hate to see our sport change into boxing where people aren't even fighting anymore. I can't even watch a boxing match anymore." ---Quinton "Rampage" Jackson

Way back in March 2009, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson said something about his current opponent Lyoto Machida who was at that time on his way of becoming the UFC light-heavyweight champion.

Jackson isn’t a fan of Machida’s fighting skills. He reffered to it as “boring as hell.” Since it’s their time to prove themselves, the fire between the two were rekindled whether the perception was changed or not.

“Why would it change because I’m matched up with him?” Jackson said during a UFC 123 conference call. Why would I change how I like his fighting style just beause I’m fighting him?”

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