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“MMA Blog” Articles for January 2010

Melvin Manhoef - "I Need To Improve My Ground Game"

By Matt Scott (January 29, 2010)
Posted in MMA Blog

What do you expect for your fight with Robbie Lawler?

It will be a tough fight. He is a great striker, and I’ll try to keep the fight on our feet. He will mix it up. It will be a tough fight, very entertaining.

Who is at the top of your weight class in Strikeforce?

I think all the fighters are good. I have problems with fighters on the ground, and there is the Alligator (Jacare) and Lindland… (Read more)

Dan Miller - "Demian is a Monster on the Ground"

By Matt Scott (January 27, 2010)
Posted in MMA Blog

In a UFC Middleweight division overshadowed by the dominance of Anderson Silva, there are many impressive fighters not receiving their dues. Perceived as a division that is not relatively “deep” in talent, there are actually many on the verge of becoming legitimate contenders. One of these fighters is Dan Miller.

After winning the IFL Middleweight belt in 2008, Miller’s recent UFC success should be of no sur… (Read more)

Takanori Gomi - Predicts First Round KO of Florian

By Matt Scott (January 26, 2010)
Posted in MMA Blog

In a recent interview with the Japanese news broadcaster kampiro, Gomi discussed his upcoming UFC opponent, Kenny Florian.

On Kenny Florian as his next opponent

There is not much to say. This has already been planned for a while. Preparation is going well, and I will not have problems adapting to the octagon. Florian is a fighter with impressive skills, some of the best in… (Read more)

Jim Miller - "I Know I Can Make It A Fight With Anyone"

By Matt Scott (January 21, 2010)
Posted in MMA Blog

In a lightweight class desperately looking for a legitimate title contender, many of the lesser known fighters are desperately vying for a shot at stardom, a fight that can catapult them into the upper echelon. One of these fighters is Jim Miller.

Aside from a Gray Maynard “speed bump” on his spotless UFC track-record, Miller has made a career out of exciting fights and impressive finishes.

Miller … (Read more)

Gray Maynard: "I Can Beat BJ"

By Matt Scott (January 19, 2010)
Posted in MMA Blog

AtlanticMMA.com got in touch with Gray Maynard after his bout at UFC Fight Night 20, January 11th, against Nate Diaz. Maynard was awarded the split decision victory in the hotly contested bout, a decision that some fans would like to refute. Here are his answers to our questions.

*Prior to your bout with Nate Diaz, most fans expected you to be dominant in the fight, controlling him with a dominan… (Read more)

Candid Mauricio "Shogun" Rua Interview

By Matt Scott (January 17, 2010)
Posted in MMA Blog

Following the birth of his newborn child, UFC Light Heavyweight fighter Mauricio “Shogun” Rua sat down with tatame to answer some fan questions.

What went through your mind when the judges gave the decision to Machida?

I was surprised with the result. So I talked about the fight with my corner, and considered the reaction of the fans. I was surprised, and I was trying to think “what… (Read more)

Rogerio Nogueira Interview - Discusses Brother and Title

By Matt Scott (January 14, 2010)
Posted in MMA Blog

You suffered a foot injury and had to cancel your second fight in the UFC. How is your recovery going?

I’m doing physical therapy, dealing with the injury as I should. My foot is already much better. Started practicing again last week, it feels much stronger. Shortly after my UFC debut, I was scheduled to fight Brandon Vera and the foot did not have time to recover. I had an injury and I was run… (Read more)

Thiago Silva Discusses Injury Post UFC 108

By Matt Scott (January 06, 2010)
Posted in MMA Blog
Thiago Silva

Thiago Silva, current UFC Light Heavyweight contender, discusses his most recent bout with former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans.
Some speculation arose in the fight, as Silva appeared to have Evans rattled, and was too gassed to finish him.
Here, Silva addresses the questions.

What did you think of the fight?

The fight was good, although I lost. It was difficult to defend the takedowns a… (Read more)

Fedor Answers Fan Questions in New Interview

By Matt Scott (January 06, 2010)
Posted in MMA Blog
Fedor Emelianenko

Fedor Emelianenko, widely regarded as the best Heavyweight fighter on the planet, answers fan questions, and opens up regarding his religion, as well as fight plans.

Fan: Hello! I saw your seminar to train combinations, fighting in the park and everything else. It was interesting, and are similar seminars held in other countries or cities, for example, in Riga?

Fedor: Seminars are planned, but probably … (Read more)

Junior dos Santos Stepping Aside For Nogueira

By Matt Scott (January 05, 2010)
Posted in MMA Blog
Junior dos Santos

Following his impressive victory over Gilbert Yvel at UFC 108, UFC Heavyweight Junior dos Santos had the following to say in regards to his future in the UFC Heavyweight division, as well as a potential fight with his mentor “Minotauro” Nogueira. Credit to tatame for the interview.

What do you think of the fight? You expect to win so fast?

Thank God it’s over the best way … (Read more)

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