The Ultimate Fighter 8 – episode 5 re-cap

by: Denny “The Mad One” Hodge

The episode begins with a re-cap from last week with Efrain’s win, and Junie blowing up after the fight.

Coach Mir talks about the fact that Coach Nogueira was basically forced to restrain Junie after the emotional fighter jumped the fence, screaming to Efrain about laying on Shane Nelson the whole fight.

UFC President Dana White once again points to Junie having “9 lives”, and that he dodged another bullet with the absence of NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer. Dana said that had he been present, Junie may have lost his license to fight and likely would have been kicked off the show.

The title of the show on my Direct TV schedule was “From Chill to Kill”, which is a quote from Junie saying that he can “go to chill to kill real fast.” It’s going to be interesting to see how much of the talk this guy can back up. Coach Nog believes that Junie’s big talk can be attributed to him being scared and insecure, and that “he’ll be the next one to tap”.

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Chris Lytle & Paul Taylor talk about their upcoming fight at UFC 89

Chris Lytle and Paul Taylor will be fighting each other at UFC 89 this Saturday night in Birmingham, England. The event will air for free on Spike TV. In this interview with Lytle and Taylor they give their thoughts and predictions about their upcoming welterweight bout. Enjoy.

Brad Imes headlines Extreme Challenge 109 on Oct. 18

Monte Cox’s Extreme Challenge 109 takes place Saturday October 18, 2008 in Moline, Illinois at the I-Wireless Center, a 10,000-seat arena, located at 1201 River Dr.

The Extreme Challenge returns to the site where it all started 12 years ago… Ultimate Fighter finalist Brad “the Hillbilly Heartthrob” Imes faces Chris Guillen in a heavyweight main event, while two-time NCAA Div. 1 wrestling champion Eric Juergens tries to remain undefeated.

Also featuring Renzo Gracie fighter David Branch and UFC star Rich Franklin’s wrestling coach, Waylon Lowe.

Here’s the full Fight Card:

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Anderson Silva will retire in 2009

by: Jack Bratcher

We’ve heard all the rumors and the so-called “mistranslations” but it doesn’t seem to get any more clear than this new interview with Anderson Silva where he says he will retire once his current contract with the UFC is up.  He has six fights on his contract until June of 2009.  Silva says, “everything has it’s time and I believe my time is already over.”

When asked if it had anything to do with the salary he makes from the UFC he assures us it has nothing to do with that and that he has never fought for the money.  The reporter tells Silva that he is sad to hear this and Silva tells him not to be sad because he will be sitting at the side of the Octagon with a fat belly eating popcorn cheering on the fighters.

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IVC 2 “Birth of an Axe Muderer” – video on demand

WATCH IVC 2 (INTERNATIONAL VALE TUDO CHAMPIONSHIP 2) “BIRTH OF AN AXE-MURDERER” FEATURING WANDERLEI SILVA NOW IN STREAMING VIDEO ON DEMAND FOR ONLY $2.99  – SEE THE PREVIEW NOW!

Simply click the large IVC 2 box in the RIGHT side panel directly under the search bar to see a preview of IVC 2: “Birth of an Axe-Murderer”.  Then you can either rent the video or purchase it whichever you choose (or neither) but at least check out the preview.

Synopsis: It was a hot September 15th, 1997 in Brazil when promoter Sergio Baterelli changed the world of fighting. With the Ultimate Fighting Championship being turned into a regulated “sport” in the U.S., the I.V.C. (International Vale Tudo Championships) reigned supreme as the only “No Holds Barred” and bare-knuckle fighting promotion on the planet.

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Gina Carano talks pay & Jared Shaw peeking behind the towel

Here’s miss Gina responding to questions about Jared Shaw allegedly trying to sneak a peak at her behind the towels at her weigh ins for the recent Elite XC event. She also says she doesn’t fight for the money and talks about her salary. Good questions by Mr. Steve Cofield.

X1: Temple of Boom 2 hits Hawaii on Oct. 25

The X1 World Events – Temple Of Boom 2 is set to take place Saturday, October 25, 2008 at the Palolo Hongwanji Temple. The card will feature 4 Pro MMA bouts, 3 Pro boxing matches and 10 amateur MMA bouts.

PRO MMA BOUTS

  • (Main Event) 135 lb Title Fight Mike Pedro vs Kana Hyatt
  • 145 lb Brandon Visher vs Reuben Del Rosario
  • 140 lb Gene Gregory vs Brysen Hansen
  • 145 lb Colin Mackenzie vs Isaiah Cobb-Adams

The 135 lb title fight is a rematch for the two fighters, with Mike Pedro winning the first contest via 1st round armbar. Undefeated 145 lb up-and-comer Brandon Visher will look to push his record to 5-0 against game opponent Reuben Del Rosario. Colin Mackenzie will square off against Isaiah Cobb-Adams with both fighters searching for their first victories. Rounding out the PRO MMA bouts will Be Gene Gregory and Brysen Hansen. Looking forward to an action packed night with lots of local talent being showcase.

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Wisconsin MMA at King of the Cage on Oct.18

King of the Cage: Level One visits the land of cheese with high level mixed martial arts action this Saturday, October 18 at the Lake Of The Torches Casino in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin. Doors open at 7.:00pm; fights start at 8:00pm. Fight Card: Myles Jury vs. Jon Friedland Sam Alvey vs. Hank Barela Mike … Read more