She's a little more muscular than the upper photo projects, but I still wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers.
I don't think you have to worry about her eating crackers in bed haha.Originally Posted by Jessep76
Did anyone else see her fight lead up? I want to say she said she only eats one meal a day. And the food she was preparing looked pretty sparse.
She does the 24 hour version of IF, but then she breaks her fast with a giant bowl of broccoli and a cup of juice or something. I'm not sure about that....
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight slugger Mark Hunt can earn himself a title shot if he's able to put away Junior dos Santos in the co main event of UFC 160, which takes place on May 25, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
But first he's got to get there.
Well thanks to a idiot friend of mine I did get arrested. Denied again at airport I'm never helping anymore dikhead mates. This is wat happens wen u have friends that are dikheads the last fukn time I help these mother fkn trouble makers.
He's still tweeting (see his timeline here), so that's a good sign.
With fight night just over two weeks away, Hunt was arrested in New Zealand thanks to some "dickhead" friends he was apparently trying to help. In addition, his visa was denied for his outbound flight to "Sin City," which means he's currently stranded overseas.
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While (match weight) was at the center of most conversations in the media regarding the inability to make the Cyborg-Rousey fight, it was not the deal-breaker it's been reported to be.
During the ongoing negotiations, which lingered for about two months, the promotion agreed to pay for the services of a dieting and nutrition consultant like Dolce. But there were other points that the two sides could not agree on.
The biggest issue, according to Cyborg's management firm Primetime 360, was Zuffa treating Cyborg as a bit player rather than an event co-star.
Dave Meltzer commented in the subscription only Wrestling Observer:
The problem is, and this is huge, is that after Cyborg beat Carano, Cyborg's subsequent fights garnered very little interest. It surprised me seeing how big the Carano fight was, the reaction, the ratings, the attendance, etc. While Carano was clearly the star, one would have thought Cyborg would have come out of such a big win on the first women's main event that set record Showtime MMA ratings as a big star herself. There are obvious conclusions you can draw as to why that didn't happen, but I think UFC recognizes that it didn't.
Rousey vs. Cyborg can be promoted with the UFC's marketing behind it as the biggest women's fight in history and insiders may feel Cyborg is still the best fighter, although the steroid issue as it pertains to this fight is huge. Because women don't produce the level of testosterone as men, a woman on steroids has far more of a competitive edge against someone clean than a man would under the same circumstances. We can all play pretend, but Cyborg did fail a test, and even if she hadn't, photos of Brazilian handball star Cristiane Justino and fighter Cris Cyborg can challenge any before-and-after Barry Bonds photos.
Cyborg did pass all her tests prior to her Invicta fight last month, and she was tested during some of her other fights. But given the nature and limitations of testing when you know in advance when you are tested, that doesn't mean a whole lot.
Today, Cyborg on the outside is not nearly the star that Liz Carmouche or Miesha Tate are. But if she signs with UFC, she will be. One can only argue, and this is a valid one, that her management should have come up with a long-term battle plan for her to naturally get her bodyweight to 145-150, where the cut to 135 wouldn't be harsh. She would lose muscle and strength, but that's part of the game, and it's hard for people to have sympathy because of the belief of how she got that much muscle and strength. I can recall talking to Marloes Coenen, after she had come-from-behind to beat Carmouche, and she was remarking that Carmouche was deceptively strong. "But not Cyborg strong," noting Cyborg had the strength of the male fighters she's trained with.
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Earlier today, Leonard Garcia took to Twitter to announce that he had been released by the UFC. The cuts did not stop with Garcia, as the promotion let six other fighters go.
Like Garcia, Bart Palaszewski announced his release via Twitter:
Palaszewski (36-17) was winless in his last three UFC bouts prior to his release, with his most recent defeat coming on the April 13 finale card of season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter. Cole Miller submitted Palaszewski at the 4:23 mark of Round 1 in that contest.
Here's a list of other fighters that were released (via MMAJunkie).
Reuben Duran (8-5-1) was released after going 1-3 during his stint with the UFC. Duran’s last fight with the promotion was a unanimous decision loss to George Roop on the UFC 158 preliminary card.
Kurt Holobaugh’s (9-2) stint with the UFC lasted one fight. Holobaugh, a transfer from Strikeforce, made his UFC debut against Steven Siler at UFC 159. Siler took the victory on the judges' scorecards (29-28 x 3).
Justin Lawrence (4-2) earned “Fight of the Night” and “Knockout of the Night” honors in his UFC debut on The Ultimate Fighter 15 finale card. Following that win, Lawrence went 0-2, with both of those losses coming via stoppage.
Sam Sicilia (11-3) debuted with the UFC in June of last year. At the time, Sicilia was 10-1 as a professional. He earned a second-round knockout victory over Cristiano Marcello in that fight, but went 0-2 in his next two fights.
Issei Tamura (7-4) came to the UFC from the Shooto organization. During a three-fight run with the UFC, Tamura went 1-3. Tamura was victorious in his debut but lost his next two contests via second-round knockout.
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If Mark Hunt doesn't make his fight. That would suck ahss
Hellz yeah it would.
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Garcia (15-11-1) has fought twice before in Houston, losing to Nam Phan and Roger Huertain FOTN performances. He's already stated he plans to join Team Alpha Male after a long stint with Greg Jackson's camp in New Mexico. In an interview with Bleacher Report, Garcia's management said that Legacy has given them the flexibility to return to the UFC if he is given the call up one more time:
Our goal is to get back in the UFC and Legacy gave us the flexibility to take advantage of that opportunity when it presents itself," Garcia's management team at Haymaker's Empire stated."We are looking forward to putting on exciting fights with Legacy and thank them for the opportunity."Trujillo, whose nickname is "The Warrior", is 14-10 with 10 of his wins coming by KO/TKO and none by submission. He's won his last two fights under the Legacy FC banner, so I think you can figure out what to expect when these two meet in a couple of months.
Legacy FC already sports familiar ex-UFC and WEC faces such as Carlo Prater, Damacio Page, Will Campuzano (Legacy's 125 lbs champion), and Matt Riddle. In fact, Riddle will be competing on the same July 19th show, so you'll get to see both Garcia and Riddle compete in their respective bouts on AXS TV.
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Promising UFC light heavyweight Gegard Mousasi recently said that a second surgery on his troublesome knee could keep him out until early 2014—significantly later than previously estimated.
In a May 10 interview with MMAJunkie.com Radio (h/t Bloody Elbow), Mousasiconfirmed that this surgery was indeed on the same knee that was surgically reconstructed in 2012. Mousasi, 27, said in the interview that the re-injury did not result from a faulty operation.
"[The re-injury] wasn't about the surgery," Mousasi said. "It was just, maybe training too early or something like that that caused the problems...The surgeon didn't do anything wrong."
Unbeknownst to fans at the time, Mousasi (34-3-2) fought with the injury in the main event of UFC on Fuel TV 9, which doubled as Mousasi's UFC debut. Mousasi looked tentative throughout the bout, though he easily won by unanimous decision over IlirLatifi, himself a UFC newcomer and a late injury replacement for AlexanderGustafsson.
Mousasi's management firm estimated in April that the young light heavyweight would return in six months. However, the timeline now appears to be later—perhaps much later. In the May 10 interview, Mousasi said he would return some time between November and January.
Despite his young age, Mousasi has competed in professional MMA for a full decade. He has fought in nearly 20 different promotions, most recently in the now-defunct Strikeforce, before entering the UFC. Mousasi has long tantalized hardcore fans with a well-rounded game, but has sometimes appeared to suffer from a lack of focus or plain bad luck in high-pressure circumstances.
Mousasi appeared to have turned the corner on the eve of his UFC debut, noting that he had a new commitment to training and hoped for big things in the world's biggest MMA promotion. He has also teased a move down to middleweight, which might be a better fit for Mousasi given his size and frame. However, Mousasi's future plans are all on hold in the wake of this second ACL surgery.
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Did you ever get a chance to listen to the Dan Hardy podcast?
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http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/5/13...s-where-he-canQuote:"With Frank, it's just the one fight everyone brings to me," he said. "I think part of that stems from us being American submission guys, and being big dudes, and having the fight between [Antonio Rodrigo] Nogueira and Mir, me and Nogueira, there's some commonality between opponents. I can understand why fans look at it in that way. And honestly, yeah, Frank's been around a long time. I’d have absolutely no issue fighting him in any way, shape, or form. I think it would be something that would get people excited, but I'll be honest. If I'm just being humble, I think I get people excited anyway."
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pparently Nick Diaz's plans for his second retirement don't revolve around waiting for the phone to ring, nor do they involve stepping out of fighting entirely. Reports are surfacing, and rumors are buzzing, that the Stockton based fighter is looking to start his own War Mixed Martial Arts fight promotion in the 209.
Most of the buzz is focused on this domain name purchase, but reliable sources are affirming that this is more fact that fiction. After my initial surprise, I have to say there may be some sense in this. It takes a certain kind of crazy to run an MMA promotion, and Nick certainly has the sort of attitude that people would pay to see, regardless of who actually fights for him. If he can get someone to run the business ins and outs (keep the plates spinning) then I could see a certain strange magic in the idea.
At the moment, however, it's just a domain name and the promise of a website. It may be months before any actual announcement is made, if it's made at all. In the meantime, we'll be sure to keep you posted if and when more information becomes available.
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Alistair Overeem targeted for UFC 164, opponent uncertain
by MMAjunkie.com Staff on May 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm ET
alistair-overeem-20.jpgTop-tier heavyweight Alistair Overeem's return to the octagon is targeted for late summer, multiple sources close to the fighter told
The former Strikeforce champion has been earmarked to compete at UFC 164, a pay-per-view event that takes place Aug. 31 at Milwaukee's Bradley Center. His opponent has yet to materialize.
Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC), a 32-year-old Dutch striker, recently has encountered setbacks during his push for the UFC heavyweight title. He was scheduled to fight Junior dos Santos at UFC 160 before an injury forced him to withdraw.
At UFC 156 in February, he suffered a knockout loss to Antonio Silva, who is now set to rematch champ Cain Velasquez at UFC 160 on May 25 in Las Vegas. Prior to that, Overeem hadn't lost a fight in six years and 12 bouts.
The defeat followed another hiccup in 2012. Prior to a scheduled title shot at UFC 146 against then-champ dos Santos, he tested positive for elevated testosterone levels and was denied a license to fight, which effectively barred him from competition for nine months.
Overeem signed a lucrative contract with the UFC in September 2011 after he was cut from the now-defunct Strikeforce, where he held the heavyweight title for four years.
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I've always liked Uberreem and look forward to watching him fight again. I couldnt believe it when he lost to Bigfoot!