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Re: BOXING, UFC, Fighting Thread
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2008, 05:50:33 PM »

Bowe / Holyfield  fight is on ESPN Classic right now
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« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2008, 02:32:15 PM »

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Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao discuss now-official Dec. 6 bout
By Dan Arritt, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
2:05 PM PDT, August 28, 2008

After three weeks of negotiations, Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao made it official this morning, agreeing to fight in a 12-round non-title bout Dec. 6 in what's expected to be a blockbuster pay-per-view event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The biggest haggling point, the share of the purse, was not announced during the conference call with both fighters and their promoters, Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions and Bob Arum of Top Rank.

Manny Pacquiao, the WBC lightweight champion, was seeking 40% of the purse, while De La Hoya was offering 30%, although they apparently came to a compromise somewhere in between. The fighters will meet at the welterweight limit of 147 pounds. De La Hoya has not fought at that weight since 2001, and WBC lightweight champion Pacquaio has never fought above 135 pounds.

The Mirage Hotel and Casino opened betting with De La Hoya as an 8-5 favorite over Pacquiao.

De La Hoya (39-5, 30 knockouts) has been criticized in some circles for accepting a bout against a smaller opponent, but didn't believe a fight with Pacquiao (47-3-2, 35 KOs) would affect his standing. "My legacy is already cemented," said De La Hoya, a six-time world champion. "You can't take back what I've accomplished in the ring."


The match with Pacquiao was widely expected to be the 35-year-old De La Hoya's last fight of his distinguished career. But today De La Hoya was a bit vague on his retirement.

"Let's just say my foot got caught in the door," De La Hoya said when asked if he's leaving the door open for future fights.

De La Hoya, who grew up in East Los Angeles and gained fame at the 1992 Olympics, began pondering a match against Pacquiao after watching him in impressive victories over top Mexican fighters Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales and Juan Manuel Marquez.

His desire intensified after reading statements from Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, who was in De La Hoya's corner for his fight against Floyd Mayweather. Roach said De La Hoya would not be able to "pull the trigger" against Pacquiao.

"I felt challenged, especially from an expert trainer like Freddie Roach," De La Hoya said. "If he thinks I can't pull the trigger, then we'll see on Dec. 6."

De La Hoya admitted he'll need to work on his hand speed to counter the smaller but swifter Filipino. "I have quite a task in front of me," De La Hoya said. "We're three months away and we have to figure out, quick, how we're going to neutralize him."

Pacquiao, 29, watched De La Hoya's last fight against Steve Forbes in May, and believes he'll have more of an advantage than just speed. He predicted he would beat De La Hoya in much the same way he defeated David Diaz in his last fight, a ninth-round technical knockout in June.

"I'm faster and stronger than him, and I'm younger," Pacquiao said. "He has an advantage in the height . . . but I believe I'm stronger."

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-boxing29-2008aug29,0,985181.story?track=rss
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Re: BOXING, UFC, Fighting Thread
« Reply #32 on: September 03, 2008, 06:05:11 PM »

DLH will pummel Pac Man at 147.
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Re: BOXING, UFC, Fighting Thread
« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2008, 06:43:20 AM »

What a great knockout by Rashad Evans over Chuck Liddell!

he knocked him the fuck out! Loved it!

I placed $20 on Evans paying 3-1 odds as underdog. Was easy money, Liddell
can fuckin retire for good now! Bye bye!!

Best fight was Dan Henderson vs Rousimar Palhares!

Worst result by judges was Dong Hyun Kim Wins by Split Decision over Matt Brown.
That was bullshit!
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Re: BOXING, UFC, Fighting Thread
« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2008, 07:57:32 AM »

I seen that Liddell knockout! it was a perfect hit..I didnt realize it was live. i thought it was an oldero one. I think thats one vise i have with the UFC is that they do show alot of great older fights and stuff which is cool cause you can keep up but you just dont know whats Now and whats then..
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Re: BOXING, UFC, Fighting Thread
« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2008, 03:54:30 PM »

Liddell's flaws in technique have been exposed twice by Rampage, Couture the first time they fought, Jardine, and now Evans which resulted in a Gonzaga Cro Cop highlight.
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Re: BOXING, UFC, Fighting Thread
« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2008, 03:01:23 PM »

Former UFC champ Tanner found dead
    


Former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner has been found dead in the Palo Verde mountain region of Southern California, according to reports from several sources on Monday evening.
 
Tanner's manager John Hayner confirmed the death in separate reports on UFC.com and CagePotato.com. MMAJunkie.com cited Tanner friend Kyria McBrayer in confirming the death, which was first reported by the Imperial Valley News on Monday.

Tanner, 37, had reportedly been missing since last weekend. He staged a UFC comeback in 2008 after a two year absence to battle personal issues and alcohol addiction. Tanner last fought on the season finale of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter 7 on June 21, losing to Kendall Grove via split decision.

The Imperial Valley News reported that Tanner's friends had been text messaging him and getting no response since last Wednesday, and contacted authorities on Friday to report him missing. A search turned up Tanner's motorcycle at a camp site in Clapp Springs, in the Palo Verde mountains. Later, a sheriff's deputy reportedly discovered an unidentified body while flying in the vicinity of the camp site.

 Authorities had yet to confirm the body as Tanner when the MMA Junkie report cited McBrayer and Cage Potato cited Hayner as confirming that Tanner had died. According to Cage Potato, Hayner said Tanner went into the desert on his motorcycle and ran out of gas, and then attempted to walk out of the desert in the intense heat.

Tanner was one of the UFC's most unique and eccentric fighters. He began fighting in 1997 as a one-time thing, searching for an exciting experience he could tell stories about later. When he realized he had a talent for it, he kept on going, using his fight income to support his never-ending thirst for adventure. In recent years, Tanner blogged frequently -- and very openly -- about his adventures, such as escaping his fixer-upper 1939 Tahiti Ketch sailboat as it sunk in the Pacific Ocean and suffering through a painful detoxification period as he quit drinking.

Tanner is tied for fifth on the list of all-time UFC wins with 11. His overall MMA record was 32-8-0 (11-6-0 UFC). He made his UFC debut on Jan. 8, 1999, defeating Darrel Gholar at UFC 18. He won his first and only UFC middleweight title at UFC 51 on Feb. 5, 2005, with a first-round TKO of David Terrell, and lost the title to Rich Franklin at UFC 53 on June 4, 2005.

Upon making his return to the UFC earlier this year, Tanner told CBSSports.com that despite all he had been through, his hunger for a new adventure, a higher plateau, and another great story to tell was still there.

"I'm just a little older, a little wiser," he said. "Same adventurous spirit. Same guy."



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Re: BOXING, UFC, Fighting Thread
« Reply #37 on: September 09, 2008, 10:27:54 PM »

Tragic, he was described as a wandering spirit and went out like he lived.
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Re: BOXING, UFC, Fighting Thread
« Reply #38 on: September 12, 2008, 01:49:29 AM »

Tanner seemed like a pretty laid back dude. If he won or lost he always fought to the bell. The way he went out pushing the extremes of the elements and even telling people that this could kill him it seemed that he had a death wish. Died pretty young at 37 too bad.
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Re: BOXING, UFC, Fighting Thread
« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2008, 10:25:47 PM »

Kimbo vs Shamrock
CBS Saturday, October 4, 9pm

Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson (234.5) vs. Ken Shamrock (206.5)
Jake Shields (169.75) vs. Paul Daley (170)
Andrei Arlovski (240.75) vs. Roy Nelson (262.75)
Gina Carano (141) vs. Kelly Kobold (141)
Benji Radach (185) vs. Murilo "Ninja" Rua (185
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Re: BOXING, UFC, Fighting Thread
« Reply #40 on: October 03, 2008, 10:40:02 PM »

Kimbo vs Shamrock
CBS Saturday, October 4, 9pm

Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson (234.5) vs. Ken Shamrock (206.5)
Jake Shields (169.75) vs. Paul Daley (170)
Andrei Arlovski (240.75) vs. Roy Nelson (262.75)
Gina Carano (141) vs. Kelly Kobold (141)
Benji Radach (185) vs. Murilo "Ninja" Rua (185

   i cant wait for this fight...kimbo an shamrock
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Re: BOXING, UFC, Fighting Thread
« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2008, 01:34:06 AM »

No Shamrock, no problem, Seth Petruzelli knocks out Kimbo in 14 seconds, the hype machine is over.
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Re: BOXING, UFC, Fighting Thread
« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2008, 04:03:34 PM »

No Shamrock, no problem, Seth Petruzelli knocks out Kimbo in 14 seconds, the hype machine is over.

I was laughing my ass off when Kimbo turtled. There was about 20 of us watching the fight at a buddies. Only about 5 were going for this unkown Petruzelli.

Kimbo is the juiced up one trick pony i thought he was. He even had 40 pounds on that ex UFC unknown. He gets KO'd in 14 seconds by a dude with pink hair. lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qekdLpSXOfc&feature=related

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Re: BOXING, UFC, Fighting Thread
« Reply #43 on: October 06, 2008, 01:51:22 AM »

Elite XC has hyped Kimbo worse than ESPN's bias east coast love. They protected him with his last 2 fights and Josh Thompson almost finished him. He has all sorts of flaws, lacks technique, experience, and it was nice to see him lose.

I don't hate the guy, just the unwarranted hype that Elite has given him, he isn't ready for an MMA fighter who isn't over the hill.
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Re: BOXING, UFC, Fighting Thread
« Reply #44 on: October 06, 2008, 10:24:52 PM »

Dana White is still laughing.
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