Fighters make weight for UFC Fight Night 17

All fighters for UFC FIGHT NIGHT 17 made weight today although Josh Neer and Rich Clementi both weighed in at 156.5 on their first attempt. The main event will feature Jeremy Stephens vs Joe Lauzon. Lauzon was originally slated to fight Hermes Franca, a training partner of Stephens, until he had to pull out due … Read more

Joe Lauzon UFC Fight Night 17 video blog #2

Here’s episode 2 of Joe Lauzon’s UFC Fight Night 17 video blog series. The crew has checked into their hotel as Joe does last minute photo shoots and interviews before his big night. Bets are made, pranks are played, but the star of this episode has to be Chess Game Fight Gear fighter, Chuck O’Neils … Read more

Joe Lauzon’s UFC Fight Night 17 video blog #1

Here’s Joe Lauzon in his UFC Fight Night 17 video blog #1 as he takes off from Massachusetts, flies to Tampa for some final preparations for his main event fight this Saturday night against Jeremy Stephens. Look for new Chess Game Fight Gear sponsor Chuck O’Neil in Joe’s crew….word is he will be dancing in … Read more

Brandon Vera, Lyoto Machida, & Ed Soares on Inside MMA & ‘Fight of the Week’

INSIDE MMA has UFC light heavyweight fighters, Brandon Vera and Lyoto Machida, as well as manager Ed Soares on the show tonight. Brandon Vera has some interesting things to say about his recent Octagon performances. INSIDE MMA airs on HDNet at 9pm ET.

HDNet’s Fight of the Week after the jump…

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B.J. Penn accepts Georges St. Pierre and Greg Jackson’s challenge of a rematch

Who would have thought so much aftermath would have resulted from a “little grease?” To the average person what Georges St. Pierre’s corner-man did may not seem like much but what it does is taint the victory with doubt. Shortly after the Vaseline was applied to St. Pierre and rubbed on his shoulders and back, round two started and Penn found himself on his back with St. Pierre in his guard and his legs actually slide from a high to low guard multiple times where the slippery substance was applied.

Following the incident, St. Pierre and his trainer, Greg Jackson have denied any wrong doing and have offered a rematch to ‘The Prodigy’ who lost by TKO when his corner stopped the Welterweight Title Fight after round four against St. Pierre last Saturday night. B.J. Penn has now accepted the rematch offered by St.Pierre and Jackson.

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Joe Lauzon in NAGA superfight with Will Kerr on Feb. 14

Joe Lauzon is a busy guy. Not only is he fighting Jeremy Stephens in the main event at this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 17, but exactly one week later he will be taking on grappling phenom, Will Kerr, in a North American Grappling Association ‘Superfight’.

The 15th annual NAGA New England Grappling Championship will be held at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island on Saturday, February 14th. The tournament is open to all grappling styles and will take place in the Twin River Casino’s 26,000 sq. foot Grand Ballroom with 14 competition rings running at once.

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Diego Sanchez finds truth in Dan Quinn’s Stevia campaign

Diego Sanchez becomes new spokesperson for Stevia

Dan Quinn has finally found a spokesperson for his ‘Stevia Saves the World’ campaign and who better to represent the idea of cold fusion in a blender than Diego Sanchez.

In a recent interview with Carson’s Corner, Diego talks about dropping to lightweight and getting ready for his first fight at the new weight class against Joe “Daddy” Stevenson. Joining Diego during the hour long audio interview is none other than the Sultan of Stevia himself, Dan Quinn. The two spend the hour answering questions from Bob Carson about everything from how Stevia cured a lump in Ali Sonoma’s breast to Dan Quinn wanting to chop someone’s penis in half.

It’s the most entertaining MMA-related interview in a long time and well worth the listen. Diego said he saw how passionate Dan was about Stevia and being the open-minded person he is, thought he would give it a try since he’s tried every other supplement under the sun. According to Diego, Stevia has given him a new level of energy and really made a difference in his move to lightweight. He is now a full on supporter of the herbal sweetener.

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Ishii talking with Affliction

It is being reported that the Japanese Judo gold medalist and star, Satoshi Ishii, has put his UFC negotiations on hold in order to entertain offers from other USA based MMA promotions, including Affliction.

As many may remember, Ishii was a special guest of UFC president Dana White at UFC 92 and was also seen in Dana’s video blog behind the scenes at UFC 94. Ishii also appeared at Sengoku 7 wearing a UFC shirt. After reportedly turning down as much as a $6 million dollar contract to fight in Japan, it was thought that the UFC contract was a done deal.

“And the most important news, Ishii is putting contract negotiations with the UFC on hold for now. As a professional he wants to hear the talk of various organizations. He especially mentioned Affliction and mentioned both Fedor and Sylvia. However, he said that right now the UFC is still the first candidate.”

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