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“MMA Blog” Articles for December 2008

Fighters to Watch in 2009

By Raechel Megahan (December 31, 2008)
Posted in MMA Blog

With 2009 coming in less than 24 hours and the first UFC fight of the year in merely weeks, I thought it’d be appropriate to showcase the UFC featured story giving 2008’s top newcomers so you’ll know who to look out for next year.

Recently Thomas Gerbasi, an MMA writer featured on the official UFC website, released his unofficial “Best Newcomers of 2008” list and here they are. When choosing, he says he followed two simple gui… (Read more)

Arlovski to Make Pro Boxing Debut

By Matt Scott (December 31, 2008)
Posted in MMA Blog

According to fighthype.com Andrei Arlovski has been signed to a boxing contract with Golden Boy Productions.

“Sources close to the situation have informed us that former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski is set to announce his signing with Golden Boy Productions and that win, lose or draw against Fedor Emelianenko on January 24th his next fight will take place in… (Read more)

Should you say yes to "N.O." Products?

By P.R. Cole (December 29, 2008)
Posted in MMA Blog

This article originally appeared in FIGHT! Magazine

What is nitric oxide (NO)?

Nitric oxide is a natural molecule in the body that promotes relaxation of blood vessels and allows blood to flow easy through the body.

What do the supplements contain?

Nitric oxide is made from the amino acid Arginine. That… (Read more)

Spike TV in Hot Water

By Matt Scott (December 31, 2008)
Posted in MMA Blog

Media giant Viacom Inc. said its channels will go dark on Time Warner Cable Inc. at 12:01 a.m. Thursday if a new carriage fee deal is not agreed upon by then.

The channels that would be affected are: Comedy Central, CMT: Pure Country, Logo, Palladia, MTV, MTV 2, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, MTV Tr3s, Nickelodeon, Noggin, Nick 2, Nicktoons, Spike, The N, TV Land, VH1, VH1 Classic, and VH1 Soul.

This will effect approximately 13 million … (Read more)

Dana White's Interesting Interview

By Matt Scott (December 30, 2008)
Posted in MMA Blog

In an interview on The Carmichael Dave Show Dana White discusses some very interesting things. I’ll run over the main points.

  • Leading into the Mir fight, Nogueira was having some problems, one of which was a recent staph infection.
  • As we predicted it’s possible that there will be a Nogueira/Couture match … (Read more)

Dana: Yushin Okami will be getting a title shot

By Roman Skaskiw (December 30, 2008)
Posted in MMA Blog
Yushin Okami

Many MMA bloggers complained about the Okami-Lister fight being relegated to the undercard at UFC 92, while former TUF contestant CB Dollaway fought Mike Massenzio on live television. It seems Okami will soon get the limelight his fans are calling for.

Fiveouncesofpain.com reports:

UFC middleweight Yushin Okami defeated Dean Lister by unanimous decision at UFC 92. Even though the fight was not the most… (Read more)

Silva, Liddell and Whitehead Discuss UFC 92

By Matt Scott (December 30, 2008)
Posted in MMA Blog

Wanderlei Silva discusses his future, as well as the punch that knocked him out.

Mike Whitehead goes on to call Quinton Jackson “scared” and that he doesn’t have a lot of respect for Rashad Evans. He begins bashing Evans, claiming that even though he claims to be a good ambassador for the sport, he can’t be when he conducts himself the way that he does inside the octagon.

Chuck Liddell talks about why he appeared disappointed on the TV broadcast, as well as his future.

Manhoef Replaces LeBanner

By Matt Scott (December 30, 2008)
Posted in MMA Blog
Mark Hunt

Jerome LeBanner is unable to compete against Mark Hunt on New Years Eve at FieLDS Dynamite!! because of the flu and Melvin Manhoef is the replacement. Hunt will likely carry a 100lb weight advantage into the bout.

Liddell Who's Next

By Mike Crowley (December 30, 2008)
Posted in MMA Blog

There’s been a lot of talk and speculation about who’s next for Liddell, but definitive answers have been given by the powers that be. Reported on “CBSSports.com”http://www.sportsline.com/mma/story/11195225 Liddell, who last fought a losing match to current light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans, was interested in a rematch against Keith Jardine.

Dana White is quoted in that article:

”It will not be Jardine,” said White… (Read more)

Courture's Horizon

By Mike Crowley (December 29, 2008)
Posted in MMA Blog

From MMAJunkie.com

In a Q&A session for UFC Fight Club Members John Morgan of MMAJunkie.com reported some comments that Randy Couture had about fighting Liddell.

“That was rumors,” Couture said. “I asked Dana myself, ‘What’s all this crap about Germany and Chuck Liddell?’

_“That’s the Underground, dude. It’s just rumors… (Read more)

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