Junie Browning likely to face Cole Miller in Nashville

UFC Fight Night 18’s only confirmed fight so far is Efrain Escudero (11-0) vs. Jeremy Stephens (14-3).

However, reports are now surfacing that “The Ultimate Fighter” season eight bad boy, Junie Browning (3-0) will likely face American Top Team’s Cole Miller (14-3) at the event.

Browning, a Kentucky native, is sure to have a lot of fans and friends show up to support him in the Volunteer State. The bout between Browning and Miller has been verbally agreed upon but not yet signed according to our friends over at MMAJunkie.

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Quinton Jackson courtroom video & reaction

Here’s the actual courtroom video when Rampage pleaded guilty to one felony evading and one misdemeanor reckless driving. In addition to the courtroom footage, Rampage talks about the incident, why he pleaded guilty, and where he is now in his life and the direction he is headed. Please like & share:

Shogun says Mark Coleman has no honor

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (16-3) gets a chance for redemption at UFC 93 on Jan.17 in Dublin, Ireland when he faces Mark “The Hammer” Coleman (15-8).

In February 2006 at PRIDE 31, Shogun lost a fight to Coleman by TKO when he fell to the mat, landed the wrong way and broke his arm early in round one. While most fighters would not revel in a win of this nature, Coleman celebrated his victory as if he had won a World MMA Grand Prix. On top of that, a riot broke out between the two camps.

Shogun recently spoke to MMA Sports magazine and discussed what getting another shot at Coleman means to him. Shogun also responds to hearing that Thierry Sokoudjou (5-3) wants to fight him.

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UFC 92 defeats “Lesnar fight” by 150k buys – Rampage to fight Evans for LHW Title

Dana White recently did an interview with ESPN The Magazine that revealed a few interesting nuggets. White is such a busy guy in an ever-changing and evolving business that something new is revealed just about every time he speaks publicly.

UFC 91, at last count did a little over a million buys. White’s statement in this interview indicates that UFC 92 blew 91 out of the water by over 150,000 buys. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

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Roger Huerta turns down UFC

Roger Huerta apparently will not be locked into the UFC for five more fights. According to Sherdog.com, “El Matador” turned down a five fight contract in order to pursue other career ventures. The career: acting.

It had been originally reported, in early December, that the 25 year old lightweight had in fact signed a contract extension with the UFC.

While the latest news does not specify if he had indeed signed that contract or found a way out of it, Huerta appears content to try out his acting chops.

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Quinton Jackson pleads guilty

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson accepted a plea bargain Thursday morning in an Orange County courthouse in regards to a high speed chase that occurred this past summer.

Prior to accepting the plea bargain, Jackson had originally pleaded “Not Guilty” and had been facing four misdemeanors of hit and runs and reckless driving, as well as two felony counts for evading officers and evading while driving recklessly. The incident occurred on July 15th, 2008; ten days after losing his title to Forrest Griffin.

The Oragne County District Attorney’s office released a statement regarding Jackson’s plea.

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UFC 93 Marcus Davis interview

Marcus Davis will face Chris “Lights Out” Lytle at UFC 93 in Ireland. Both fighters have said they would like to keep the fight standing to put on a show for the fans. Davis talks about how the two scrappy veterans match up and says he wants to be the first fighter to KO Chris … Read more

UFC 93 Dan Henderson interview

Dan Henderson will fight Rich Franklin at UFC 93. In this interview with Fighters Only magazine, Henderson says he is more well-rounded than Franklin and has more tools.  “I want to dominate him striking, in the clinch, taking him down, everywhere. I want to dominate him everywhere,” says the former PRIDE Middleweight Champ. Hendo also … Read more

Affliction vs. UFC: The Q-Tip Wars

“The UFC is the Q-Tip of MMA,” stated Tom Atencio on Wednesday’s Affliction: Day of Reckoning conference call. What he meant by that is when you think of cotton swabs to clean your ears, you think of the brand “Q-Tip.” When people (casual fans) think of MMA, they think of the UFC. Make no mistake, Affliction is out to topple the UFC as the number one MMA organization in the world.

From the tone of the Affliction Entertainment executives it has become very clear they are not going to be satisfied playing second fiddle. Michael Cohen, Executive Vice President and Special Counsel to Donald J. Trump said, “Affliction Entertainment will become the premiere company in mixed martial arts…Affliction will become the Q-Tip of MMA.”

There certainly are enough people and companies collaborating together to make some waves. Affliction Entertainment, M-1 Global, Donald Trump, and Golden Boy are all working together to put on the best MMA events possible. With Fedor leading the charge as the WAMMA Heavyweight Champion, Affliction is poised to do big things in 2009.

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Joe Lauzon headlines UFC Fight Night 17 vs. Hermes Franca Feb. 7 on SPIKE TV

UFC lightweight sensation Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon fights once again in the main event February 7, headlining “UFC Fight Night 17” on Spike TV against Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Hermes Franca, live from the Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida.

Lauzon (17-4, 5 KOs, 12 submissions), star of The Ultimate Fighter 5 television reality show, last headlined April 2, 2008 when he suffered a disappointing loss by second-round TKO to fellow Massachusetts fighter, Kenny Florian on UFC Fight Night 13 in Denver.

“J-Lau” bounced right back this past September, registering an impressive second-round stoppage of Kyle Bradley (13-6) on UFC Fight Night 15 in Omaha, Nebraska.

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