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The final fight of Tito Ortiz ’s career will be remembered for a number of things including his competitive desire and how close he came to beating Forrest Griffin , knocking his fellow former champion down on two separate occasions. However, unfortunately, it will also be remembered for Griffin’s strange behavior after the bout’s conclusion. Griffin exited the Octagon before the scorecards had even been read and only returned after being instructed to by event officials.
Dana White: “I’m not done talking to Forrest yet.”
UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem recently turned heads after revealing he’d voluntarily decided to undergo random drug testing as a means of re-establishing faith in his accomplishments relating to talent rather than taking drugs. Overeem is currently out until December 27 after showing an elevated T:E ratio brought on by testosterone use in a screening prior to a planned fight against divisional champion Junior dos Santos .
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Alistair Overeem out to prove he is “legit”
Apparently the bad feelings from Friday night’s main event match-up between UFC lightweights Clay Guida and Gray Maynard boiled over after the two men had made their way backstage after the bout’s conclusion. Evidence of such came in the form of a few tense moments between the two caught on UFC President Dana White ’s video blog for UFC 147 featuring the build up and fallout of UFC on FX 4
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Video blog reveals Clay Guida-Gray Maynard had to be separated backstage
Whoever came up with the famous saying about the difficulty in teaching “an old dog new tricks” clearly wasn’t considering Mixed Martial Arts at the time. While Wanderlei Silva ’s reputation may be one involving a singular focus on stand-up, he’s also been training to fight more intelligently than in the past while changing up camps including a recent stint at Team Blackhouse alongside Lyoto Machida and Fabricio Werdum . Given his vast amount of experience, when Rich Franklin fights Silva next Saturday night at UFC 147 he won’t make the mistake of thinking he’ll be facing the same “Axe Murderer” as he did in 2009 en route to a Unanimous Decision win or even the same competitor he’s watched tape of
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Rich Franklin approaching Wanderlei Silva like a new opponent
Like sand through the hourglass, so it appears are the days of B.J.
Even though a title was on the line at UFC 146 no fighter on the card was under more pressure to perform than Dan Hardy . The 30-year old Brit entered the Octagon on a four-fight, putting him on the brink of being released and likely needing to do some soul searching in the event of a defeat. Fortunately for fans of “The Outlaw,” Hardy saved his job – possibly even his career – by knocking opponent Duane Ludwig out in a little less than four minutes and notching his first victory since November 2009 along the way
Strikeforce heavyweight Daniel Cormier holds a 9-0 record and is coming off wins over Jeff Monson and Antonio Silva , the latter of which earned him a spot in the final of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix against Josh Barnett and solidified his position as one of the sport’s brightest stars. However, none of the success he’s experienced inside a cage compares to a particular win during his wrestling days.
One of the names that will always be synonymous with MMA is undoubtedly Chuck Liddell . The former UFC light heavyweight champ is as iconic as they come in the sport based on his heavy-handed style and unique look. However, while Liddell may be associated with the Octagon as long as the UFC is around, he’ll likely never set foot inside the infamous eight-sided structure again
It’s been nearly two months since the UFC announced lightweight champion Benson Henderson would face former title-holder Frankie Edgar in an immediate rematch of their February fight and still no date has been set for the scrap. In fact, it appears Henderson is as in the dark about the bout as most folks, patiently awaiting word from his superiors while staying busy in the gym.