Affliction to put on 16 shows in 2009?

If anyone had been pondering the number of shows Afflicition may put on in 2009, former UFC heavyweight, Fabricio Werdum appears to have the answer.

Werdum stated that Affliction will continue to produce many cards in 2009, while discussing the potential companies he would sign with. Apparently, Werdum hasn’t been drinking the Dana White Koolaid and believes Affliction will be around after January.

“I’m recuperating myself from injuries and, for this event now (in January), there’s not way. Affliction is promising more than 16 shows in 2009.

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TUF 8’s “Diamond” Dave Kaplan interview

Here’s a new interview with “Diamond” Dave Kaplan talking about his time on The Ultimate Fighter and his upcoming fight at the Finale with Junie Browning. MMA fans will remember “Diamond” Dave as the one who let his teammate punch him in the face. Please like & share:

Team Quest’s favorite son

Any child born into a family with siblings will feel some level of competition. Despite the fact they come from the same family, there will be a struggle to appear best in the parents’ eyes. In the case of Team Quest, Vinny Magalhaes did everything he could to impress, but still ended up in second place behind proverbial big brother Krzysztof Soszynski.

Back in September, news broke that Magalhaes was leaving Team Quest. It was reported that the split was caused by Magalhaes choosing to sign with Denaro Sports Marketing. At the time it seemed like a simple business dispute – the type that has become all too common in today’s MMA world.

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Historic MMA Rivalries, part 1: Dream Stage Entertainment vs. Shukan Gendai

Top rivalries in MMA tend to be associated with Gracie-Sakuraba, Emelianenko-Nogueria, Chute Boxe-Brazilian Top Team and so on. The aforementioned competitors touch on just a handful of feuds that helped revolutionize and drive the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. However, not all major MMA rivalries involve two combatants and their camps. Here is one of five rivalries you may not immediately consider when debating MMA.

Dream Stage Entertainment vs. Shukan Gendai
It may be hard to believe that a tabloid magazine could be responsible for bringing down Japan’s premiere MMA organization. However, in 2006 Shukan Gendai (a weekly Japanese tabloid) ran monthly negative campaigns aimed toward Dream Stage Entertainment, PRIDE FC’s parent company.

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Full fight card for TUF 8 Finale on Dec. 13

The full fight card for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Mir vs. Team Nogueira Finale – season 8 has been set for December 13 and will air live from The Pearl in Las Vegas on SPIKE TV at 9pm ET.

Following Wednesday’s two semi-final episodes, the lightweight and light heavyweight TUF finalists will battle it out and the winners will receive the highly coveted UFC six-figure contracts.

In the lightweight division, Phillipe Nover will be taking on Efrain Escudero and in the light heavyweight finale, the wrestler Ryan Bader will battle the jiu-jitsu phenom, Vinicius “Vinny” Magalhaes.

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Dana loves Junie

Dana goes to the guys in the house and “asks” their opinion if Junie should be allowed to stay in the house after throwing a glass at Shane Primm and taking some swings at him.

What is interesting about the scene is that they didn’t even ask or show Shane Primm’s opinion if Junie should stay and he’s the one Junie exploded on.

Dana knows that Junie has caused controversy and has helped the ratings. He admits as such to Junie, “You’re a great f*cking reality star cause you’re a f*ck up” or something to that effect.

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Dana White and the Boston Mob

Dana White is filming a two-hour TV pilot in Dorchester, Massachusetts entitled “The War of ’04.” It is said to be inspired by the Boston Irish Mob and revolve around a mob boss resembling Whitey Bulger, which is very interesting since Bulger was born in Dorchester.

What makes the name Whitey Bulger even more interesting is at the age of 19 Dana White quit his job as a bellboy at the Boston Harbor Hotel to open up a gym under a courthouse in Southie. After getting shaken down by a deputy of the gangster Whitey Bulger, who demanded a tribute of $3,500 in cash, White fled to Las Vegas.

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WEC 37 & final episodes of TUF 8 all air tonight

Starting at 7pm CT/5pm PT tonight (12-03-08) on VERSUS tune into WEC 37 featuring a main event bout between Manny Tapia and Miguel Torres for the WEC Bantamweight Title. It should be an incredible night of fights and there’s still time to place your bets on the Title fight at BetUS.com.

Immediately following WEC 37 tune your TV channel to SPIKE TV at 9pm CT/7pm PT to watch not one, but the TWO final episodes back-to-back of The Ultimate Fighter season 8.

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