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"It's time to move on and focus on all the other amazing things going on in my life." ---Randy Couture
Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Hall of Famer Randy Couture shocked the world last Tuesday evening when he suddenly announced that he is quitting on his MMA career of 13 years, with 29 fights and two titles.
“I think I’m at the end of it y’all,” Couture tweeted last Tuesday on his Twitter account wherein he has more than 70,000 followers. “It’s time.”
“It’s time to move on and focus on all the other amazing things going on in my life,” he added on his Facebook account.
But this statement is premature, according to his lawyer and representative, Sam Spira.
“There’s been no official announcement,” Spira said. “There’s been no decision. Any announcements or decisions would be likely coordinated with the UFC.”Read the rest of the article »
An outspoken and sometimes polarizing figure among hardcore fans, Marcus Davis almost expects to be criticized for his move. But he's also realistic about his chances in the new division.
Marcus Davis aims to drop from welterweight to lightweight after seven years of being in the division. According to him, he made the decision since he feels that he suits at 155 pounds better. More over, he plans to stay in the new weight class until he calls it quits.
“I’m going to finish out my career at 155 and try to entertain some people along the way before my old ass retires,” he said. “I like the opportunities that present themselves.”Read the rest of the article »
BJ Penn is still hoping for a fight as soon as possible despite with his recent defeat on UFC 118.
BJ Penn is ready to return to the octagon sooner than expected. The former Champion and title holder, fell on the hands of Frankie Edgar on last week’s UFC 118. Edgar was the same fighter who took the belt on Penn last April at UFC 112.
And he wanted to be back as soon as possible.
“I’m going to stick to what I said about being as active as I can,” he said in a video post. “I am going to try to contact the UFC and get a fight as soon as possible.”
Penn, 31 is at the prime of his gae now and all he wanted was fight.
“I just want to fight,” he said. “I can’t do this forever. I’m 31 years old. I think I’m in my prime. Let’s do it now.”Read the rest of the article »
The complete recap of the UFC 118 game last Saturday. See who went home victorious.
Saturday’s UFC 118 made victory bloody great. First, the rematch between Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn for the lightweight title aimed well, making Edgar retain his title. It seems that the Saturday’s event was a continuation of the UFC 112 fight. Penn was striked by Edgar all over in all angles. All aiming for take down.
On the 4th round, Penn scored but not long after Edgar got him and that ended up the fight in Edgar’s hands.
Ultimately, the judges gave him the shutout victory, and Edgar won the fight via scores of 50-45 on all three cards.Read the rest of the article »
Kenny Florian was just three rounds away from losing another lightweight title shot, and he did nothing to alter the outcome.
His boss and the rest of his native Boston chorused disappointment after he dejectedly walked away from the cage. UFC president Dana White commented, “I hate to say this because I don’t want to take anything away from Gray Maynard, but I think Kenny is just one of those guys who chokes in big fights.”
White spoke out of his knowledge of the athlete. He said he has known him to be “unbelievable. Kenny’s ground is unbelievable. Kenny usually kicks guys to the body and legs so hard that he busts guys up.” But in the bout against Maynard, he lost all of that.
Now White was questioning Florian’s mettle amidst tough fights. He said that if the fighter goes back to fight the mid-level guys, he is going to beat them like a freight train. “But the big fights? He crumbles, man.” White ended by saying that indeed, Maynard dominated the night as Florian sat watching his opponent beat him to his defeat.View Article Source »
Now, we can conclude that those who don't speak are those who knew better.
UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture (19-10 MMA, 16-7 UFC) has long been recognized as one of the “legend” fighters in MMA octagon. Most observers expected Couture MMA at the approach of his fight with James Toney 118 (0-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) on Saturday night in Boston just as he did – by boxer made on the back and ending the fight quickly.
“The first thing I noticed when I got into the cage and kind of settled in was he was wearing those things on his feet,” said Couture, referencing what he said looked like “slippers.” “That’s exactly why you don’t see a lot of guys shoot that shot – because it’s pretty easy to counter. You shoot from a longer distance away. You have to get pretty low. A good grappler or a good wrestler is going to step out of that. You’re catching his heel, and hopefully you get some pressure on his knee and force him to his butt. I didn’t think James would have a counter or an answer to that. You don’t see that shot very often in MMA simply because good grapplers counter it pretty easily.”Read the rest of the article »
Frankie Edgar was thought to be an underdog before the UFC 118 match, but proved them wrong. He was able to beat BJ Penn in the event, making his opponent speechless. Now, who has the guts to question "The Answer?"
Frankie Edgar beats BJ Penn for the second time at the UFC 118 last Saturday. With the belt on his waist, “The Answer” becomes unquestionable as he silenced all the believers that BJ Penn was the best fighter. The UFC Lightweight Champion hurled a perfect game by outworking the legend everywhere. He swung Penn in the air with his foot works and hand speed, and captured all five rounds on all the judges’ scorecards.Read the rest of the article »
James Toney said he saw fear in Randy "The Legend" Couture's eyes. Let's see if this fear will make Toney win the fight.
It has been 24 hours after standing face to face with UFC 118 Randy Couture (18-10 MMA, 15-7 UFC), and boxing champion James Toney (72-6-3 boxing, 0-0 MMA) remembered how it felt.
“I seen fear,” Toney said when interviewed last Thursday’s media workout session. “I smelled it, too. Everybody can sit there and say, ‘Oh, Randy was tough. He was cool.’ All the Randy Couture fans were [saying that]. Up close and personal, you could see it in his eyes. He ain’t never seen nobody like me in his life.”
Toney and Couture had no chance for another meeting last Thursday because UFC officials follow the traditional way that they prevent fighters from crossing each other’s paths before the fight. But after the staredown at Wednesday’s pre-event presscon, Toney said his confidence is high.
“I’m a whole different species,” Toney said. “I’m something he ain’t never seen before in his [expletive] life. I can knock him out, or I can choke him out – either, or.Read the rest of the article »
Fighters Couture, Toney and UFC President White answer the questions of the press.
Check out the video below and see Randy Couture, James Toney and Dana White candidly answers the inquiries of the press regarding topics like boxing vs. MMA and the real deal about the coming fight at UFC 118.View Article Source »
"If you have time to prepare, I'll take anyone. I'll fight anyone, and I believe I'll win." -Gray Maynard
Gray Maynard (9-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) speaks of his UFC 118 event with confidence. While the victory for this Saturday’s UFC 118 will mean a much awaited big shot for the lightweight title he wasn’t at all focused on the belt. Instead he was thinking of his opponent Kenny Florian (14-4 MMA, 11-3 UFC). And […]Read the rest of the article »
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