Sunday, March 01, 2009

Frank Shamrock thinks Ken cut himself

It's no secret that there is no love lost between estranged adoptive brothers and MMA pioneers Frank Shamrock and Ken Shamrock. Frank has taken every opportunity he's had in the spotlight over the last few months to hype a potential PPV event featuring him VS Ken. But he kind of took things to a new level in a recent interview with

Frank made it clear in the interview that he believes Ken cut himself before his fight that he had scheduled with Elite XC to fight Kimbo Slice. His motivation, Frank speculates, was that his ego couldn't handle the fact that Kimbo was making so much more money for the fight than he was.

He went on to also say that a real fighter would not have gone to the emergency room for a cut like that sustained on fight day. They would have superglued it and fought anyway. He also said that he was willing to step in and take Ken's place against Kimbo Slice, but he didn't think the network could handle that.

It all just sounds like more Shamrock brothers trash talking to me.

A PPV fight between the Shamrock brothers is not likely, and Franks next fight will be on April 11th against Nick Diaz.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Rashad Evans vs Chuck Liddel at UFC 85

"Sugar" Rashad Evans steps in for the injured Mauricio “Shogun” Rua to fight Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell in London at UFC 85.

Evans (16-0-1) first made his mark when he won the heavyweight finale of The Ultimate Fighter season 2. He then dropped to 205 pounds and has been on fire since with wins over notable fighters like Stephan Bonnar and Michael Bisping and his fight against Tito Ortiz in July of '07 ended in a draw.

Richie Hightower to fight in PFC welterweight title fight

The Ultimate Fighter season 6 contestant Richie Hightower will compete for the PFC welter weight title at Palace Fighting Championship 7 on March 20th. He is taking on Brian Travers.

This is Hightower's return to the PFC after being eliminated from TUF 6 when he lost a quarterfinal fight to George Sotiropoulous then losing by TKO in the first round to Troy Mandaloniz at the TUF 6 finale.

Here is the PFC 7 fight card:

Jeromy Freitag vs. Jorge Oliveira - 205 lbs
Richie Hightower vs. Bryan Travers - 170 lbs
Justin Levens vs. Phil Collins - 185 lbs
Jorge Evangelista vs. Enoch Wilson - 145 lbs
Glover Teixeira vs. Buckley Acosta - 205 lbs
Carlton Jones vs. Rafael Del Real - 265 lbs
Jeremiah Metcalf vs. Jimmy Dexter - 185 lbs
Ulysses Gomez vs. Greg McDowell - 135 lbs
Luis Gonzales vs. David Mitchell - 135 lbs
Danny Castillo vs. Andy Salazar - 155 lbs
Manuel Quezada vs. Sal Farnetti - 265 lbs
Robert Breslin vs. Brandon Jinnies - 145 lbs

Kim Couture's Smoker Muay Thai debut at Xtreme Couture

Randy Couture's wife Kim Couture had her first muay thai fight at Xtreme Couture. Here's the video from Raw Vegas.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

UFC 84 : Ill Will

UFC officially announced UFC 84:Ill Will. The event will be on May 24th, 2008 from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event will be a lightweight championship bout between "The Prodigy" BJ Penn and Sean "The Muscle Shark"Sherk.

The fight card is as follows:

Main Event:
  • BJ Penn (champion) vs Sean Sherk for the lightweight championship
  • 205 lbs.: Tito Ortiz (15-5-1) vs. Lyoto Machida (12-0)
  • 205 lbs.: Wanderlei Silva (31-8-1) vs. Keith Jardine (13-3-1)
  • 205 lbs.: Rashad Evans (11-0-1) vs. Thiago Silva (12-0)
  • 205 lbs.: Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (4-2) vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura (11-7)
  • 185 lbs.: Rousimar Palhares (7-1) vs. Ivan Salaverry (12-5)
  • 205 lbs.: Goran Reljic (7-0) vs. Wilson Gouveia (10-4)
  • 170 lbs.: Jon Koppenhaver (5-1) vs. TBA
  • 170 lbs.: Dong Hyun Kim (9-1-1) vs. Jason Tan (5-2)
  • 155 lbs.: Terry Etim (10-1) vs. Jeremy Stephens (13-2)
  • 265 lbs.: Shane Carwin (8-0) vs. Christian Wellisch (8-3)

UFC 85 - Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell in London

Chuck "The Iceman Liddell" will make his first UK appearance at UFC 85 on June 7th, 2008 at o2 Arena in London. His opponent hasn't been officially announced yet, but should be soon along with the rest of the fight card. Chick was originally supposed to fight Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, but Rua re-injured his knee and will have to undergo surgery and was forced to withdraw.

Chuck's fight will be the main event and he says he is ready to fight anyone. For UK fans tickets go on sale on march 7th, 2008.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Mark Coleman in UFC hall of fame - will fight Brock Lesnar

At UFC 82 on March 1st, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio the UFC's very first heavyweight champion, Mark Coleman was inducted into the UFC hall of fame. Later in the evening it was announced that he will fight UFC newcomer and college and professional wrestling legend Brock Lesnar.

Coleman made it very clear in a quick interview with Joe Rogan at the pay-per-view event Saturday night that he is not retired and that he has been wanting to get back into the octagon and fight.

Coleman, now 43 years old, began a dominant run in the UFC back in 1996 winning the tournaments at UFC 10 and 11 then defeating Dan Severn for the heavyweight title at UFC 12. Coleman is 15-8 in his professional career and was an NCAA National Champion Wrestler at Ohio State.

Still, Coleman recognizes that he is the underdog against Lesnar but says, "Don't bet the house against me."

He took the fight with 5 months notice and the fight is scheduled to take place in August.