1. Couture vs Nogueira UFC 101

    www.RearNakedNews.com Randy Couture will face Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 101. The bout will take place in August and Portland, Oregon could be the destination. Maybe the UFC is paying back Portland for moving UFC 91 "Couture/Lesnar" to Las Vegas...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about over 5 years ago 169 reads 3 comments

  2. UFC 99 Slipping Away

    UFC 99 started out with the ridiculous rumor that it would be headlined by Chuck Liddell versus Randy Couture. My “crap detector” immediately kicked in when I heard that one...

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  3. PA Finally Accepts MMA

    Although it was a foregone conclusion, it still took way too long for Pennsylvania to decide to sanction Mixed Martial Arts. It took them over a year and half to review the proposal and agree on it...

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  4. Why Welterweight Is the Weakest MMA Division

    I was about to make a post about how idiotic it was for people to refer to Josh Koscheck as a "Top Five Welterweight," then I had a moment of clarity. It's the weakest weight class in MMA and he actually is (was) in the top five...

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  5. UFC 95 Results

    www.RearNakedNews.com Preliminary CardPaul Kelly vs Troy Mandaloniz-Kelly Wins by Unanimous DecisionNeil Grove vs Mike Ciesnolevicz-Ciesnolevicz Wins by 1st Rd Submission (Heel Hook)Evan ...

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  6. Strikeforce Isn't Messin Around

    One of my major complaints with EliteXC was they purposely avoided putting their best fighters in the cage together. It was like they took the "Kimbo Doctrine" and applied it to everyone in an effort to keep the biggest names from losing a fight...

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  7. Franklin vs Silva at UFC 99

    According to MMAWeekly, Rich Franklin will face Wanderlei Silva at UFC 99 in Germany. The bout will be at a catch weight of 195 lbs. I love everything about this fight, especially the catch weight...

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  8. Henderson/Bisping at UFC 100

    Dan Henderson has been granted a license to fight in Nevada, which makes it almost a certainty he will face Michael Bisping a month after Ultimate Fighter 8 filming ends at UFC 100 in Las Vegas...

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  9. Steve Guttenberg Beats Randy Couture

    I'm always dubious when fighters try their hand at acting. It reminds me of someone like Wild Bill Hickok. He was one of the best gunfighters in the west. Everyone was terrified of the guy, except when he sat down at a poker table...

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  10. George St-Pierre at UFC 100

    According to Dana White, Georges St-Pierre will be fighting at UFC 100 this July. Unless something major happens with the Nevada State Athletic Commission's investigation of St-Pierre/Penn II ...

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  11. Bellator Will Have English Crew

    Other than "U suck!!! GSP RuleZ!", my inbox seems to get an unusually high number of questions about Bellator Fighting Championships. For whatever reasons, it has captured the imagination of RNN readers...

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  12. Aoki to Fight at Welterweight

    Everyone's favorite hot pants wearing lightweight has decided to jump up a weight class and compete in DREAM's Welterweight Grand Prix, which begins on Apr. 5. There are two reasons this is intriguing...

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  13. Florian Sorta Denies It

    www.RearNakedNews.com Kenny Florian has sorta denied giving BJ Penn information prior to UFC 94 about Georges St-Pierre greasing. However, his wording is a little lawyerish for me...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about over 5 years ago 89 reads 1 comments

  14. BJ Penn Claims Florian Told Him About GSP Greasing

    www.RearNakedNews.com BJ Penn's first interview since UFC 94 turned out to be very interesting. He talked about just about everything you'd want him to...

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  15. UFC 95 or 96: Which Is Worse?

    www.RearNakedNews.com UFC 95 features a decent card headlined by Sanchez/Stevenson. UFC 96 has the lineup from hell and a solid main event, mostly because it'll be fun to root for Jardine to screw up the Light Heavyweight title picture...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about over 5 years ago 184 reads 10 comments

  16. Matt Hughes on GSP

    Matt Hughes has some more to say about Georges St-Pierre's slick demeanor: "I usually don’t do this, but I will this time. When I talk about a topic one week, it usually doesn’t get brought up again...

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  17. Karo Parisyan Failed His Drug Test

    Karo Parisyan failed his drug test. He had three painkillers in his system: Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, and Oxymorphone.Apparently, he's a horse and needs all three.Here's something I wrote a million years ago, after James Irvin failed a drug test...

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  18. Shamrock vs Diaz: April 11

    Fighters Frank Shamrock and Nick Diaz will meet on Apr. 11, on Strikeforce's first event of 2009. The fight will have a catch weight of 179 lbs. Shamrock last fought at 185 lbs., and Diaz at 160 lbs...

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  19. Todd Beard Still At It

    It seemed like we had heard the last of Todd Beard when he resigned, following the Kim Couture restraining order business. Well, Todd is back to his old self, despite the fact he, ya know, supposedly resigned...

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  20. Say What?

    There are two things about MMA that really bother me. The first is how the UFC uses the phrase "co-main event," which is a total contradiction of the original term's meaning...

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  21. UFC Fight Night 17 Live Results

    Preliminary CardMatt Riddle vs Steve Bruno-Riddle Wins by Unanimous DecisionNick Catone vs Derek Downey-Catone Wins by 2nd Rd Submission (Keylock)Rich Clementi vs Gleison Tibau-Tibau ...

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  22. BJ Wants Summer Rematch

    "For the past several days I have been reading statements made by St. Pierre and Greg Jackson about our fight on January 31. St...

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  23. Good News for Affliction

    In a weird way, Strikeforce's agreement to purchase ProElite's assets actually benefits Affliction more than anyone else. When EliteXC dropped dead following the Kimbo nightmare, it was a huge blow to Affliction...

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  24. Strikeforce Buys ProElite

    After months of waiting around like a fat girl looking for a prom date, it appears ProElite has finally found a suitor...

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  25. B.J. Penn's Formal Request to NSAC

    RearNakedNews I obtained a copy of BJ Penn's formal request to the Nevada State Athletic Commission and it includes some interesting language. I've typed up the essential parts, but if anyone wants to read the entire thing, e-mail me...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about over 5 years ago 88 reads 4 comments