Breaking News: Jorge Gurgel signs with Strikeforce

11/26/2008 – Within minutes of being released from his UFC obligations, Jorge Gurgel signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce out of San Jose, California.

Coming off a tough blow for blow unanimous decision loss against Aaron Riley in UFC 91 which won “Fight of the Night,” Jorge was issued his official release letter today from the UFC. Immediately Jorge was offered a contract with Strikeforce under undisclosed terms.

When asked about his transition from UFC to Strikeforce, Jorge said “I am very very excited to part of Strikeforce and given a chance to fight new blood and capture a belt. UFC has been my family for a few years now but I am ready for the next chapter. There are some amazing contenders in my weight class including Josh Thomson and Gilbert Melendez. I will do whatever it takes to climb to the top of this league.”

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The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs Team Mir (11-26-08) recap

If you were like us then you were surprised to find nothing but a marathon of TUF reruns playing tonight on SPIKE TV during the regularly scheduled time slot for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs Team Mir. The schedule on SPIKETV.com also only lists reruns. Looks like they could have warned us…geez (or maybe … Read more

UFC 91 PPV numbers look good

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is reporting early returns on UFC 91 pay-per-view buys range from 800,000-850,000 purchases. While Couture vs. Lesnar did not quite hit the 1.2 million mark Dana White openly predicted, UFC 91 ranks only behind UFC 66 Liddell vs Ortiz 2 in terms of PPV buys.

The Dana White media machine provided the public with enough UFC Kool-aid to make people want to spend $44.95 on the bout.  Although the UFC 91 card had many exciting finishes, as a whole it did not have much star power outside the main event.

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Pulver vs Faber 2 Slated for WEC 38

by: Matt De La Rosa

Instead of getting an immediate rematch with Mike Thomas Brown, Urijah Faber reportedly will face off against Jens Pulver one more time.

The two featherweights squared off back in June at WEC 34 with “The California Kid” defeating Pulver via unanimous decision after five hard fought rounds.

The number one featherweight contender spot gets awarded to Leonard Garcia (12-3) who will receive the first crack at Mike Thomas Brown’s 145 pound title. Garcia stopped Pulver at 1:12 in the first at WEC 36, the same event where Brown took Faber’s title.

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B.J. Penn gets TV show

MAUI X PRODUCTIONS, a Hawaii based television production company will be producing the new BJPENN.COM SHOW set to air on KHON Channel 2 on Sunday Nov. 30th.

The show’s producers, Justin Ward and Kirk Montgomery have been quoted as saying they are extremely excited about this show’s first season.

“We feel we are the natural group to produce this series due to the fact we have worked with BJ Penn and his family on numerous occasions and feel this show will be a huge hit.”

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CroCop wants to fight Overeem…in his basement

by: Robert K

After another verbal jab by Alistair Overeem over the weekend, Cro Cop contacted Nova TV to tell his side of the story. In a short phone interview Cro Cop tells why the New Year’s eve rematch hasn’t been signed yet.

The accusations keep coming from Alistair Overeem’s camp. The Dutchman claims that Mirko is deliberately refusing to sign the contract that would make their New Year’s Eve bout official.

The Croatian fighter vehemently denied those accusations in a short phone interview.

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M-1’s Jerry Millen talks about feud with Dana White

Here’s a very interesting interview with vice president of M-1 Global USA, Jerry Millen.

In part one of this two part interview (2nd part to be released Thursday), Millen talks about his final days working with PRIDE and his transition to M-1 Global.

Millen has some pretty strong words to say about UFC President, Dana White and shares a never before told story of a chance meeting between the two where he says White got “choked up.”

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