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When former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar showed up at UFC 146 to watch rival Frank Mir mix it up in a title-fight with current divisional king Junior dos Santos many wondered if it was a sign the hulking Minnesotan was sizing up Mir for a third go inside the cage. While a rubber-match between the two seems somewhat unlikely given the way Lesnar’s post-event meeting with UFC President Dana White went, the possibility of the two facing off in a scripted scrap may actually materialize at some point based on recent comments from the 33-year old Mir. “Not opposed to the idea,” replied Mir in an interview with the Chronicle Journal when asked about giving professional wrestling a shot in the future, adding, “I can’t do a back flip or anything.” However, while WWE may come calling eventually, Mir appears to have his hopes truly set on a spot in the analyst’s booth when he decides to hang up his gloves for good
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Frank Mir “not opposed to the idea” of professional wrestling
When UFC 148 rolls around in early July the headlining tilt between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen will get the bulk of the public’s attention, but a far more significant moment than any single fight will also be taking place on the same card as iconic Mixed Martial Artist Tito Ortiz enters the Octagon for the final time as a competitor. Ortiz has spent his entire fifteen-year career under the UFC banner where he was a longtime title-holder and one of the company’s biggest draws. When the former “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” steps foot inside the infamous eight-sided cage he will also do so as a member of the UFC’s Hall of Fame
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Tito Ortiz is officially Hall of Fame bound
The UFC has decided on two weight classes for the upcoming second international season of The Ultimate Fighter with lightweights and welterweights being brought in.
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Lightweights, welterweights slated for The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. UK
When UFC 148 arrives it will have been nearly two full years since middleweight champion Anderson Silva narrowly escaped a title-defense against Chael Sonnen with his reign intact. However, based on the emotion involved as well as Sonnen’s uncanny ability to promote, it feels like only yesterday the 35-year old grappler dominated Silva for four rounds until succumbing to a submission in the final frame. With the hotly anticipated rematch between the two about a month away the UFC has released a preview for the match-up including a quick recap of their 2010 match-up as a voiceover builds the intensity, stating, “In nearly a decade of dominance no man has come close to beating Anderson Silva…except one!” UFC 148 is scheduled for July 7 and also features bouts between Cung Le-Patrick Cote , Tito Ortiz-Forrest Griffin , and Urijah Faber-Renan Barao
Dominick Cruz helped boost his stock by serving as a coach on the current season of The Ultimate Fighter 15 where he’s faced off against rival Urijah Faber . Unfortunately he won’t be able to capitalize on his increased profile, at least at any point in the immediate future. According to the UFC’s website, as well as Cruz via Twitter, “The Dominator” tore his ACL while training for an upcoming title-defense against Faber at UFC 148 and has been forced to pull out of the July 7 event as a result.
Tim Kennedy has made a name for himself as a member of the military who now trains and fights in MMA. Lately, the current contender in the Strikeforce middleweight division has continued to show his lighter side while waiting for a fight by filming videos for Ranger Up. After re-enacting Katy Perry ‘s Part of Me video, Kennedy changed his focus to films, creating his own version of the award-winning drama Black Swan
Rashad Evans was a guest on the post-fight show on Fuel TV following Saturday’s loss to Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 145 where he evaluated his output in the Octagon. Evans was handed just his second career loss in the bout with “Bones” defending his light heavyweight title by securing a decision victory
UFC light heavyweight Rashad Evans will enter the Octagon for the fifteenth time in his career when he faces off against Jon Jones on April 21 for the title. Since debuting in the organization the TUF 2 winner has compiled a 12-1-1 record including success against former champions Tito Ortiz , Forrest Griffin , Chuck Liddell , and Quinton Jackson .
Rashad Evans: “It’s time for me to cement my legacy.”
Former UFC light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans has been sitting atop the list of contenders for quite some time now. Due to injuries and bad timing, however, “Suga” has been forced to wait for his shot at taking back the heavyweight title he lost to Lyoto Machida . Now, Evans is on a collision course with Jon Jones for that belt on April 21 at UFC 145 in Atlanta.
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Rashad Evans shrugs off notions of jealousy regarding Jon Jones