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UFC heavyweight Mike Russow may not look like a world-class fighter but he sure hits like one. The 15-1 Chicago cop has won his last eleven bouts including a pair of TKOs in his four Octagon appearances. However, this weekend he’ll face a challenge unlike any he’s stared down before inside the cage in the form of Fabricio Werdum .
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 former Strikeforce featherweight champ Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos makes her next appearance inside the cage after serving a yearlong suspension for steroid use she will do so in a new division and with her sights clearly set on undefeated bantamweight Ronda Rousey . According to Santos, she is using her time away to polish up her ground-game as well as to slim down and come back at 135 pounds where Rousey holds the Strikeforce title. “Surprise,” Santos responded via Twitter when asked by Five Ounces of Pain about the possibility based on some recent photos she’d posted.
Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal had a rough Tuesday after first being handed his punishment by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his positive steroid test following a win over Lorenz Larkin earlier this year and then being cut by Strikeforce based on some inflammatory follow-up comments the 31-year old made on Twitter regarding a NSAC official. Along with having the victory changed to a No Contest, Lawal was dealt a nine-month suspension and fined 30 percent of his salary for competing and his entire win bonus of $15,000 for a grand total of thirty-nine grand. Lawal tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement he purchased at a nutrition/fitness store.
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Muhammed Lawal punished for positive steroid test, released by Strikeforce
The UFC ’s summer stop in Atlantic City bulked up overnight like a “gorilla juicehead” getting ready for a summer down at the Jersey Shore with the addition of multiple match-ups including a particularly interesting welterweight pairing between Rick Story and Rich Attonito . Each will be looking to bounce back from a loss and is known for employing an aggressive strategy inside the cage meaning fans should be in for a treat when UFC on FX 4 rolls around on June 22
If Quinton Jackson is indeed exiting the UFC after his next bout inside the Octagon, as he’s vowed to do, the 33-year old former champion will see a familiar face for his final appearance in Mauricio Rua .
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Mauricio Rua to serve as Quinton Jackson’s final UFC opponent
It appears Strikeforce bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey is as vicious a competitor outside of the ring as she is inside it. After taking out Miesha Tate earlier this month with an opening round submission, Rousey didn’t back off of the former title-holder in post-fight comments, saying she was perfectly fine with having wrung Tate’s arm out like a wet mop given the 25-year old’s decision to delay her decision to tap out. Weeks later it appears the feud between the two talented 135ers is still simmering with Tate recently talking to media about the match-up, expressing her belief that she was actually winning the fight before being locked into an evening-ending Armbar
The word “rowdy” is defined as, “A rough, violent person who engages in destructive actions.” As such, Strikeforce bantamweight Ronda Rousey could not have chosen a more appropriate nickname, especially in the face of her biggest fight to date. “Rowdy” Ronda has been on the warpath over the past few months, taking 135-pound champion Miesha Tate to task on a number of topics including comments the title-holder has made regarding the talented judoka’s skill-set (or lack thereof). The two will lock horns tomorrow night on Showtime in the main event of Strikeforce: Tate vs
Strikeforce is banking on Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey to carry their show this Saturday night when the two women serve as the main event in Columbus, Ohio. The show features Tate defending her bantamweight crown against Rousey, an undefeated former Olympian. To help the cause, both talented females have been putting on a show during the media tour to promote the card, taking several shots at one another along the way.
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Miesha Tate-Ronda Rousey highlight video adds to hype for Saturday night’s scrap