UFC 92 post-fight press conference, Rampage Jackson

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson talks about what winning this fight against Wanderlei Silva means to him. He responded to the critics who said he may not have been mentally ready for Wandy due to personal problems and his past losses to him. Rampage discusses the changes he made to get ready for this fight. He also … Read more

UFC 92 post-fight press conference, Mir & Nogueira

Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira talk about what went down inside the Octagon at UFC 92. Mir talks about what winning this fight means to him and how he was able to defeat the legend. Big Nog admits that Mir was the better fighter and that he could not find his rhythm. Nog also … Read more

Satoshi Ishii meets with Dana White in Vegas

We told you a couple of weeks ago that 2008 Olympic judo gold medallist, Satoshi Ishii had made it very clear he only wanted to fight for the UFC and Dana White having got word of this, invited Ishii to UFC 92 this weekend.

MMAFighting.com is reporting that Ishii arrived in Las Vegas and met with UFC president Dana White at the MGM Grand on Friday. Ishii expressed a desire to train in the U.S. and asked White for recommendations. White suggested AKA in San Jose or Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas to the Japanese judoka.

Ishii mentioned that he had considered training with Fedor and Team Red Devil in Russia. White assured Ishii that the best training for MMA was not to be found in Russia, but in the United States. In fact, White invited Ishii to stay in Las Vegas and train at Xtreme Couture for one month. White told him he would learn about real MMA fighters through training with the best and then he would evaluate Ishii based upon feedback from the Xtreme Couture trainers.

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UFC 92 report card

Zuffa wrapped up their year at the MGM Grand this Saturday night with UFC 92. Quinton Jackson got a monkey off his back, Rashad Evans may very well find himself at the top of many 205 rankings and Frank Mir supplanted his status within the MMA history books.

Expectations were high for “The Ultimate 2008” card, featuring two title fights, one grudge match and an under card featuring some interesting bouts. UFC 92 may not go down as the best in UFC history, however, it certainly did not disappoint.

Overall Grade: B

The televised portion of the card boasted six stoppages via knockout or TKO (seven if you agree with Forrest Griffin’s flailing admission) and one tap out due to strikes. Had there been more active work on the ground this card could have earned a B+/A-. However, for a card to be considered “A” worthy, it needs to show off all facets of MMA.

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UFC 92 rakes in $3.47 million live gate

14,103 people flocked to the MGM Grand to take in Zuffa’s final event of the year. UFC 92’s live gate of $3.47 million total was announced by Dana White at the post fight press conference. The official paid attendance figures will be released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission some time next week. UFC 92 … Read more

UFC 92 fight bonuses

Rampage gets 'KO of the night' bonus

UFC officials announced that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Rashad Evans, and Forrest Griffin were the winners of the $60,000 “Fight Night” bonuses.

Evans’ third round TKO over Griffin courtesy of ground and pound punches, not only brought him the UFC’s Light Heavyweight Title, but also a share of the UFC’s “Fight of the Night” bonus along with Griffin.

Jackson received his 60K “Knockout of the Night” bonus thanks to his dramatic KO victory over Wanderlei Silva, which saw Silva put to sleep following a left hook that put an immediate stop to the fight at 3:21 of round 1.

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UFC 92: THE ULTIMATE 2008 – results & live play by play

Tonight is the night! PRO MMA – http://promma.info will be brings you live round by round updates for UFC 92 starting at 9pm CST/7pm PST.

Mostapha Al Turk VS Cheick Kongo
Rd.1 – Kongo catches a kick and lands a big shot that sends Turk down to the mat. Turk recovers and stands up. Turk looks for a takedown but Kongo resists and is unable to get Kongo down. Turk lands a low blow and Kongo gets a rest. Now Kongo delivers a low blow and Turk gets a break. Kongo lands some shots that rock Turk and puts him down on his back. Kongo swarms on top of Turk and delivers big elbows and hammerfists that open Turk up and force the ref to stop the fight.
Cheick Kongo defeats Mostapha Al Turk by TKO (strikes) at 4:37 of round 1.

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