“He finds a way to win. He’s done a good job controlling his fights. He’s good on top, and he moves well on his feet. He’s elusive and hard to hit, but I’m going to see if I can catch him…. I’m on a mission to get my title back and end my career on a streak of wins. I’m in shape, and I’m going to keep throwing like I do. The knockout power is still there.”
While talking to Sherdog.com earlier today Chuck Liddell discussed upcoming opponent at UFC 88 Rashad Evans. If the Iceman was to win the main event fight next weekend chances are he will get a shot at Forrest Griffin to try and reclaim the light heavyweight title. Chuck Liddell is currently favorite to win the fight at -260 over at BetUS as of writing this article.
Here is the EliteXC promo for the upcoming October 4th event between Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock.
“Honestly, I think I can test him anywhere. He’s got big, heavy hands. Everyone says he punches hard and he probably does. But again, he doesn’t punch properly, in my opinion. He swings his hands, he moves his body back and forth trying to get as much power as he can, but there’s really no snap behind it. You can usually see the punches coming. I’m going to do what I need to do. If it goes to the ground, I’ll probably break his leg. I mean, no question. I will break his leg. If he gives it to me, I’m going to break it.”
MMA legend Ken Shamrock told the above to Sherdog.com earlier today. Shamrock plans to go after a weakness in Kimbo Slice, his legs. Ken Shamrock has had his fair share of fights and 26 wins coming from them. Of those 26 wins “The Worlds Most Dangerous Man” ended them early 22 of those endings from submissions. At least Kimbo’s trainer Bas Rutten has had experience with leg locks from Shamrock, losing twice to them.
Here is ESPN’s “MMA Live” episode 16 for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
After disputes with TNA wrestling UFC fighter Jon Koppenhaver has legally changed his name to “War Machine”. War Machine posted this on his Myspace blog earlier today.
Subject: Funny ass shit!
SO in case you didn’t notice in my last fight the UFC did NOT use my nickname when I fought. Turns out some gay ass wrestling federation threatened to sue them because they recently named one of their wrestlers The War Machine Rhino and trademarked the name.
Too fuckin’ bad that I have been using this name for 6 years, have it tatted on my body and it is what my fans yell out when I’m fighting.
If you know my personality then you know damn well I am not gonna let some faggot ass, FAKE wrestler steal MY name..
SO 6 weeks ago I filed a change of name request and today I had court to make my name officially WAR MACHINE.
Fuckin’ funny right? Didn’t really wanna have to do it but I am sure as hell not lose MY nickname.
Time for a nap.
Brett Rogers along with Team Bison love releasing open letters to the media to address their concerns about Kimbo Slice. It happened a few months ago after Kimbo’s opening CBS bout with James Thompson here. Now Rogers returns with a second letter stating his disappointment at being bypassed again and his fight with Kimbo going to Ken Shamrock.
Heres the letter. Check it out and leave us your thoughts in the comment section. Be warned though, it’s a long letter.
On behalf of Brett Rogers and the Team Bison Camp –
We are getting a lot of requests for interviews concerning the recently announced Shamrock vs. Slice match up. I believe many people are looking for us to be upset and join the pig pile on EliteXC. Well, people have to keep on looking.
Brett has two words tattooed on his arms: one is success and the other is patience. We of course would like to fight Kimbo here and now. We would like to fight him today. We would love to fight a legend like Shamrock as well. We would also like to fight for the title. There is no doubt we will get to do all three; we just need to have patience and then we will have success.
As for Elite – this is our home. We are excited to be part of Elite, CBS and Showtime. We are proud to be part of one of fastest-growing and best backed promotions in the world. We are proud to be part of a show that treats their fighters with love and respect and is not afraid to let their fighters compete outside the boundaries. Elite is also not afraid to give fighters the opportunity to develop and grow as athletes and entertainers. Elite has a growing network of mid-level and developmental shows that are bringing up true up-and-coming talent that will provide the bedrock of the sport for a long time to come.
I know a lot of people want to dog on Elite; but these same people would have an MMA world where no more then a dozen guys were making a living wage. People who think the real world should run just like it does on their PlayStation. But this is a complicated, difficult business for every side of the equation. For the fighters, promoters and everyone else involved. As a camp we have to negotiate, posture, bully, push, plead to get our share of the love. But at the end of the day we are Elite.
As for Oct 4th; that was our spot. Shamrock with his name and giant ego butted in line to get a slice of Kevin. At 103 years of age Ken usurped our rightful place against the YouTube champ. Our sincerest hope is that Ken whips Kimbo and then we can finally euthanize the “World’s Most Dangerous Man” and relegate him to some MMA dinosaur exhibit. Maybe taxidermy him and Severn and place them on a rotating pedestal where they can endless circle each other.
If Ken proves to be more sham then rock and Fergi beats him, then the Slice hype grows even greater. Dude is already more myth then Sasquatch, Chupacabra and a fucking unicorn combined. Kevin is the black Yeti.
Caught between a Shamrock and a hard place, Kevin has chosen the old over the new; the past over the future. But Fergi… the hard place is coming. By putting us off, making us wait will only make matters worse. There is nothing business about it anymore. Kimbo made it a point to go frontin’ to our boys at Big Black. But that street thug B.S. might work well with the fan bois and the Internet dorks who think your street cred means something; but Son… Brett comes from Cabrini Green; the worst 12 blocks of America. Compared to that your street is Sesame Street. So you can say it is very personal between Brett and Fergi. So go ahead and make us wait while you fight Tank and Shamrock. Hell, why not fight Hackney, Harold Howard, Fred Ettish and the rest of Jurassic MMA? And while your shuckin’ and duckin’ we will be hustlin’ and muscilin’ and when the bell finally tolls the only real question left is … do you wake up looking at canvas or arena lights?
On behalf of Brett Rogers – Team Bison
“I believe this fight won’t go to decision…. Thiago likes to fight aggressively, me too, he has good MMA techniques, so I believe this fight might finish before the third round. I’m training a lot, actually I hadn’t stop training since my last fight. Now I’m doing a specifically training focused on Thiago, preparing my strategies and working on the physical preparation.… I’m very focused.”
Lyoto Machida will be taking on Thiago Silva this October 18th at UFC 89 in Birmingham, England. Machida claims that the fight will not go the distance. Both fighters are currently undefeated each with 13 wins. Lyoto Machida is not really known for his ability to end fights only 5 have ended premature. Silva on the other hand has only ever let one of his fights go the distance.
So what do the readers of MMA-Live think? An early finish or not? Leave us a comment bleow with your early Machida Vs. Silva prediction.
This October 4th at the 3rd EliteXC on CBS ratings machine Kimbo Slice will step into the cage to face 44-year-old Ken Shamrock.
For some reason the EliteXC matchmaking team still feel the need to put Kimbo up against some soft opponents. Ken Shamrock has gone four years now without winning a fight. Why did the EliteXC not put Kimbo up against someone like Brett Rogers who has wanted to fight Kimbo since the EliteXC network debut. Or how about Sean Gannon who has been the only man to defeat Kimbo Slice in their Youtube.com brawl.
Ken Shamrocks most recent fight was at Cage Rage 25 where he lost to Robert “Buzz” Berry by a knockout. So if Shamrock is getting knocked out by Berry what sort of an advantage does this give Kimbo Slice? A big one. Infact the only way Shamrock would have a chance defeating Kimbo would be a submission. The submission should be highly unlikely though after Kimbo’s dismal performance against James Thompson he has probably been spending more time on his ground game.
The fight will be this October 4th on CBS Saturday Night Fights.
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Yesterday UFC President Dana White confirmed some upcoming shows and when the most talked about fights of the year will be taking place.
UFC 90 will be in Chicago on October 25th and will feature Anderson Silva defending his UFC middleweight championship against Patrick Cote.
UFC 91 is set to take place in Portland, Ore. The event is set to be the return of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Brock Lesnar’s 3rd fight in the UFC against Cheick Congo.
Ultimate Fighter Season 8 Finale is scheduled to take place December 13th in Las Vegas, NV
UFC 92 is going to take place in Las Vegas, NV and it is believed that heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will be defending his title against Frank Mir.
UFC 93 will also be in Las Vegas, NV. It will take place January 31st (Superbowl weekend) It is expected that the much talked about Penn vs. Pierre II will be the main event.
ESPN recently released the 15th episode of their hit Internet show MMA Live.