Month: August 2014

MMA Crossfire – Tyron Woodley maintains silence on Dana White's Hector Lombard fight comments

Lots of interesting info was dispensed by UFC president Dana White on UFC 177 weekend. One of the most interesting bits was that he’s trying to put a fight together between welterweight contenders #3 Tyron Woodley and #6 Hector Lombard. They are teammates, so one can understand some reluctance between a possible matchup. But White said that Woodley not only “wants no part of” Lombard, but that he gave him a bunch of excuses for it – including the teammate one – while Lombard enthusiastically accepted. But listen to White tell the story – from his point of view....

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MMA Crossfire – All Access: Mayweather vs Maidana II

Check out Showtime’s All-Access promo featuring undefeated WBC welterweight champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (46-0-0, 26 KOs) and Argentine Marcos Maidana (35-4-0, 31 KOs). Welcome back to The Crossfire.   Mayweather meets Maidana September 13th at the MGM Grand Garden arena in Las Vegas. Take Our Poll Share with Crossfire...

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After The Crossfire – UFC 177: Dillashaw vs Soto

TJ Dillashaw stopped late replacement Joe Soto with a headkick in the 5th round to defend his UFC bantamweight title Saturday night at UFC 177 in Sacramento, California. Dillashaw, who was originally supposed to fight former champion Renan Barao, used constant motion, peppering Soto with jabs, strikes, legkicks and takedowns. Soto had only 24 hours notice to prepare, but was game and landed his best shots in the first round, backing up the champion with jabs and strikes. But he could not take him down and ended up gassed and valiantly eating a steady assortment of strikes. Welcome back...

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MMA Crossfire – UFC 177: Dillashaw vs Soto predictions

The show must go on. By now most fans are aware of the stunning developments of original challenger – and former champion – Renan Barao falling ill and hitting his head while trying to cut weight for UFC 177. Dana responded with inserting competent but relatively unknown Joe Soto (15-2-0), who may as well by named Rocky Balboa for many UFC fans. Cancelling the show was not on his mind, UFC president Dana White told the media at the pre-UFC 177 scrum. But Barao will not be getting the title shot after this event without first taking a fight, added White....

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MMA Crossfire – UFC 180: Velasquez vs Werdum sells out in 8 hours

UFC 180 is sold out. It took only 480 minutes for the first Latin-American UFC card to sell out all 20,000 plus seats at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, which will set a new attendance record in the process. The UFC held a press conference Tuesday to promote the card. Welcome back to The Crossfire. “That we’ve sold out in the blink of an eye is proof that Mexico is ready for its first UFC event and shows the true devotion of UFC’s fan base,” Jaime Pollack, UFC Senior Vice President, International Development and General Manager, Latin America.said. “We...

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