Horodecki gets Afflicted & will Fight at Day of Reckoning

by:  Jack Bratcher

Affliction Entertainment held a news conference at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Wednesday to announce their next event, apocalyptically dubbed “Day of Reckoning” (cue sound of thunder).  One might suggest Affliction management has some cojones coming into the hometown of the UFC to hold their next event showcasing some of the UFC’s former biggest stars.  However, you don’t see any of the Vegas venues closing the doors on Affliction, not allowing them to set foot on the sacred ground of UFC territory.  Loyalty such as that may as well by a myth when millions of dollars are at stake.  Evidently it’s all systems go for Affliction’s “Day of Reconing” and here’s how the card is shaping up:

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Dana White Calls Roger Huerta A Moron (Audio Interview)

by:  Jack Bratcher

Dana White was on today’s edition of Drive This, a Hardcore Sports Radio daily program.  Dana was in the studio promoting UFC 87 on the Sirius Satellite radio station which also features such programs as Mauro Ranallo’s Fight Network Radio.  UFC 87, this Saturday, August 9th, headlines with a Middleweight Title Fight that has GSP defending his title against Jon Fitch.  Dana says it will be a hard fight for the Canadian; harder than many may think.  Also appearing on the card will be Brock Lesnar against Heath Herring and Roger Huerta versus Kenny Florian.  Dana says it’s going to be a hard fight for Lesnar as well.

As you can imagine, Dana has some thoughts about Roger Huerta and some of the recent comments he’s been making regarding his contract with the UFC and fighter pay.  First of all, Dana makes it a point for everyone to remember who built Roger Huerta.  Then Dana says he thinks Huerta has been reading the headlines about himself and maybe buying into his own hype too much.  He says Huerta must be thinking, “look at all the promotion I’m getting, I must be worth more money.  But he hasn’t fought anyone yet to get the money.  If he beats Kenny Florian, that’s a whole other ball game.  Now we can start talking.”

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Greg Maynard Wins Gladiator Fighting Championship’s Heavyweight Title

by:  Jack Bratcher

A couple of weeks ago in our Southeastern Amateur Spotlight, PRO MMA introduced you to Greg Maynard who was getting ready to fight for Gladiator Fighting Championship’s Heavyweight Title.  On Saturday August 2nd, Greg Maynard faced Bobby Seale in Pikeville, KY to decide who would be the next Amateur Heavyweight Champion after the former champ stepped down.  PRO MMA caught up with Greg after the event to find out how the fight went down.  Here’s what Greg had to say:

“We came out exchanged a few punches and I shot in and took him down…He caught me with a good left that busted my nose pretty good…I could feel the blood starting to run and it was hard to breathe, so i shot in and took him to the ground…I was bleeding pretty bad when we hit the ground, that’s why the ref stopped it for a sec…I was bleeding all over him…we restarted in the same position and I just hammered away until the ref stepped in and stopped it!”

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Drew Fickett Robbed? You Be The Judge…

by: Cory Brady

As previously reported by Pro MMA, UFC veteran Drew Fickett suffered a major upset defeat at the hands of Richard Villes at last Saturday night’s Rage in the Cage 113 event. Fickett has had a run of bad luck as of late to say the least. Recently being released by Strikeforce and MFC due to contract violations, this recent loss is just the latest of a series of unfortunate events for the former UFC star. Staying true to his controversial form, Fickett’s latest loss is not free from it’s own minor debate.

The early part of round one saw Fickett getting the better of the stand up. About halfway through the first, Fickett secures a takedown and spends the rest of the fight dominating from the top position while searching for numerous submissions. The first round clearly went to Fickett as expected.

What was not expected were the events that took place early in the second round.

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BJ Penn Wants GSP at 170 lbs. (video)

Here’s B.J. Penn talking about who’s the best in the UFC LHW division, besides himself of course. He also says he will be moving to 170 lbs. and really wants to fight GSP. He also wants another fight with Matt Hughes. Good interview by Gary Alexander from Throwdown. more about “Throwdown News,BJ Penn on TDTV … Read more

The Affliction Mirage

by:  Kelvin Hunt

Tito Ortiz is an enigma, plain and simple. The former UFC LHW champion hasn’t won against a credible opponent since winning a controversial split decision against a very green Forrest Griffin at UFC 59.  Yet, some people in the industry continue to glorify his past and buy into his own hype.  Well now that last statement can be taken literally, as Ortiz is reportedly close to signing a deal with the MMA promotion known as Affliction.  While it’s clear why Affliction would want a fighter like Ortiz, I’m not exactly sold on him being worth the price tag.  Let’s delve deeper shall we?

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Amir Sadollah – Don’t tase me bro!

TUF 7 winner Amir Sadollah recently attended a seminar in Fairfax, Virginia for the Fairfax Police Department and allowed himself to be tasered for our sadistic viewing pleasure.  If you look really closely you’ll see Amir setting up an armbar on the taser right as he goes to the ground. Good form Amir.

Analyzing GSP/Fitch

By Kelvin Hunt

Georges St. Pierre vs. Jon Fitch is a dream fight, a fight in which you have a legitimate number one contender against the champion.  Both fighters have beaten some of the best in the world in the Welterweight Division.  Both fighters are incredibly well rounded in every aspect of the game.  Let’s take a closer look at how each fighter can win this fight.

Keys To Victory:

  • GSP-Utilize striking, keep it standing or take Fitch down and control him…avoid Fitch’s takedowns.
  • Fitch-Pressure, Pressure, Pressure, and get takedown if/when it presents itself…win scrambles

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Pawel Nastlua vs Yang Dong Yi set for Sengoku 4

Official Press Release:

World Victory Road confirmed that 1996 Judo Olympic gold medalist Pawel Nastula will fight Korean wrestler Yang Dong Yi. Yi trains out of CMA Korea and is 14 years younger than Nastula. He has fought just two professional MMA fights in DEEP, made finish by TKO in the first round in both fights.

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Gina Carano and Kimbo Slice Headline Elite XC Oct. 4 in Ft. Lauderdale

Official Press Release: TICKETS ON SALE FOR SPECTACULAR MMA EVENT FEATURING SUPERSTARS KIMBO SLICE AND GINA CARANO SATURDAY, OCT. 4, AT BANKATLANTIC CENTER IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. Fans seeking to participate in the highly anticipated South Florida homecoming of incredibly popular and exciting mixed martial arts superstar Kimbo Slice of Perrine, Fla., near Miami,  have … Read more