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1 Jul 2012 10:07:58 AM
We don’t have an easy way to break this to you, so we’ll just come out and say it: Afghan knockout artist Siyar Bahadurzada has been sent to live with our friend who owns a farm upstate. He’ll be able to frolic in an open field to his heart’s desire, and he’ll have plenty of friends to play with. Because of this, he won’t be fighting at UFC 149 against Chris Clements.
Just kidding, he’s out with an undisclosed injury. What, you actually believed your parents when they told you your dog was living on a farm upstate? That’s adorable.Read More DIGG THIS
14 Nov 2011 14:25:32 PM
(Bahadurzada v. Alessio, United Glory 2010 World Semifinals)
News broke earlier today that Golden Glory standout and Team Mayhem striking coach Siyar Bahadurzada has signed with the UFC and will be facing Erick Silva at UFC 142 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on January 14th. Bahadurzada, who has compiled a respectable 20-4 record with wins over John Alessio, Derrick Noble, and Evangelista Santos (by injury) will be looking to showcase his hands against Silva, who most recently plastered Luis Ramos in under a minute at UFC 134.
Bahadurzada last competed in Russia back in May, where he capped off a devastating run through the United Glory 2010 World Series with a second round TKO over Tommy Depret to take home the gold. Well, it was more then likely coal, but you get what I’m saying. Anyway, Bahadurzada hasn’t tasted defeat since two-time UFC washout Jorge Santiago heel hooked him back at a 2008 Sengoku event.
As a bonus, I’ve included Siyar’s quarterfinal match against Derrick Noble and his championship-earning victory over Depret after the jump.Read More DIGG THIS
7 Aug 2012 11:57:32 AM
When it was announced that Rory MacDonald had suffered an injury and pulled out of his upcoming bout with BJ Penn at UFC 152, Penn seemed content to sit out and wait for MacDonald to heal. Because the fight against MacDonald was Penn’s motivation to come out of retirement, BJ Penn appears to be, dare I say, determined to fight the heir apparent to Georges St. Pierre. Yet despite Penn’s plans to wait for MacDonald, both Jon Fitch and Siyar Bahadurzada have volunteered to step in on short notice to fight BJ Penn.
It’s not hard to figure out why either man wants this fight, yet it’s doubtful that we’ll be still seeing BJ Penn across the cage from one of them any time soon.
Perhaps the more transparent – and also less likely to come to fruition – callout of the two is Jon Fitch’s casual suggestion that he should be fighting BJ Penn at UFC 153. I say this because Jon Fitch already has an opponent for UFC 153, and it is none other than Brazilian wrecking ball Erick Silva. As we’ve pointed out when the fight was booked, Silva is anything but a rebound fight for the thirty four year old AKA product. Considering that Fitch hasn’t won a fight since he beat Thiago Alves two years ago, a loss to Silva – which is certainly not outside the realm of possibility – can easily end his hopes of ever earning another title shot in the UFC.Read More DIGG THIS
10 Oct 2011 10:04:47 AM
United Glory announced today that it will be postponing its planned October “World Series” event until December and that the first show of the 2011-2012 kickboxing and MMA tournament, which will happen in Moscow, will feature Golden Glory standouts Semmy Schilt, Sergei Kharitonov, Siyar Bahadurzada and Errol Zimmerman.Read More DIGG THIS
6 Jan 2012 14:45:04 PM
According to a report by Swedish MMA site MMANYTT.se, a welterweight clash between Golden Glory standout Siyar Bahadurzada and Paulo Thiago has been added to Zuffa’s first Swedish event, UFC on Fuel 2 April 14 at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm.Read More DIGG THIS
5 Mar 2008 19:58:40 PM
The Sengoku submission party…
Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Peter Graham — Their pre-fight-beef gets squashed quickly in the ring as Fujita takes Graham down and chokes him out in 83 seconds.
Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos vs. Makoto Takimoto — ‘Borg comes out swinging in his usual style, but is even more dominant on the ground and gets the better of Takimoto in a heel-hook war.
Kazuo Misaki vs. Siyar Bahadurzada — Bahadurzada dishonors his Shooto belt by succumbing to a guillotine choke in the second round.
21 Sep 2011 14:26:50 PM
(The team during easier times.)
According to Golden Glory head Bas Boon, fences have been mended between the UFC and his management group and fight team — so much so that the promotion is bringing back heavyweight John Olav Einemo and is in discussions to sign K-1 standout Siyar Bahadurzada as well.
“John Olaf Einemo is now back with the UFC and Siyar Bahadurzada just got offered a UFC contract,” Boon wrote in an email received by CagePotato earlier today.
The email went on to state that Golden Glory’s relationship with the UFC is good and that contrary to media speculation, neither side is guilty of any wrongdoing during the recent negotiations to sign former Golden Glory star Alistair Overeem to a contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion.
“I want to make the following statement to clear up any speculation.The UFC did nothing wrong and neither did Golden Glory management – when signing up Alistair Overeem with the UFC. It is public knowledge how the UFC does business,” Boon explained. “ALL correspondence between the UFC and Golden Glory was also shared/CC’d to Alistair Overeem who finally made a decision to sign the agreements. There will be a lot of rumors like in thet recent past when 4 Golden Glory fighters were released from the UFC and Strikeforce and that was the so-called end of GG’s relationship with the UFC. Not long after this rumor Golden Glory made a mega deal with Alistair Overeem signing with the UFC.”Read More DIGG THIS
9 May 2012 09:00:54 AM
Talk about stepping in a turd and turning it into gold. Word broke late last night that Yoshihiro Akiyama suffered an undisclosed injury that has forced him out of his upcoming UFC 149 bout with Thiago Alves. To say that the MMA blogosphere entered a brief yet hysterical state of mourning upon hearing this news would be an understatement…until we found out that Afghanistan-born power puncher Siyar Bahadurzada would be stepping in as his replacement. Then there was much rejoicing.
Bahadurzada is coming off a quick and brutal first round knockout of Paulo Thiago at UFC on FUEL 2, the first stoppage loss of Thiago’s career. The win instantly put the welterweight division on notice, and a victory over Alves would further cement Bahadurzada’s status amongst the division’s elite. To be fair, Alves has been struggling a bit as of late, sandwiching a first round submission win over Papy Abedi at UFC 138 between a decision loss to Rick Story at UFC 130 and a most recent submission loss to Martin Kampmann at UFC on FX 2. Despite the fact that “Pitbull” seemed on his way to a clear cut decision victory in that fight, an ill-timed takedown at the end of the third round provided Kampmann all the leeway he would need to snatch up a fight-ending guillotine choke.
Alves should not have to fear the submission prowess of Bahadurzada coming into this one, as two of his four losses have come by way of submission — the most recent of which was a first round heel hook to Jorge Santiago at Sengoku – Sixth Battle back in 2008. What we’re saying is, expect a brawl, Potato Nation, because what appeared to be a decent scrap at first glance has now been updated to an early candidate for Fight of the Night and/or Knockout of the Night.
Speaking of injury replacements…Read More DIGG THIS
8 Oct 2010 11:24:56 AM
(They may be in for a shock to learn that horse meat isn’t available in Cali.)
CagePotato.com was informed last night by the head of Team Golden Glory, Bas Boon, that the revered Dutch fight camp will be opening up a satellite location in Huntington Beach, California, likely by the end of the year.
According to Boon, the gym will be run by Carlo Dekkers, the brother of retired Golden Glory champion kickboxer and current trainer, Ramon Dekkers and it will act as the base for training camps of team members who will be fighting in North America similar to the one they set up in Pattaya, Thailand for fighters readying to compete in Asia.
Boon says that several of Golden Glory’s revered trainers like Cor Hemmers and himself and star fighters such as Alistair Overeem, Semmy Schilt, Sergei Kharitonov, Siyar Bahadurzada and Marloes Coenen will make the California facility a regular destination, adding that the team will also be recruiting American fighters through the gym.
A date for the gym’s opening has not been set, but Boon said it will likely be announced soon when the logistics are finalized.Read More DIGG THIS
4 Mar 2008 14:46:49 PM
— Josh Barnett def. Hidehiko Yoshida via submission (heel hook), 3:23 of round 3
— Takanori Gomi def. Duane Ludwig via doctor’s stoppage TKO (cut), 2:28 of round 1
— Kazuo Misaki def. Siyar Bahadurzada via submission (guillotine choke), 2:02 of round 2
— Kazuyuki Fujita def. Peter Graham via submission (north-south choke), 1:23 of round 1
— Evangelista Santos def. Makoto Takimoto via submission (heel hook), 4:51 of round 1
— Ryo Kawamura def. Antonio Braga Neto via unanimous decision
— Nick Thompson def. Fabricio Monteiro via unanimous decision
We’ll get up some photos and videos when they become available…
(Props: Sherdog)Read More DIGG THIS
26 May 2011 15:18:30 PM
(Video courtesy of YouTube/FightGameTV)
Just a friendly reminder that Golden Glory is hosting the last round of its 2010/2011 United Glory tournament Saturday afternoon in Moscow, so if you’re looking for something to do to kill some time before UFC 130, you can check out the pay-per-view on YouTube for $7.95 USD.Read More DIGG THIS
31 Oct 2008 17:19:21 PM
It was a rough night for Takanori Gomi, as “The Fireball Kid” dropped a split decision to Russian Sergey Golyaev at Sengoku 6 (video is above). Kind of makes you wonder what happened to the guy who used to dominate in Pride. His last victory was a lackluster decision win over the relatively inexperienced Seung Hwan Bang, and now this fairly uninspired performance. You can’t really say he fought poorly, but you also can’t say he looks like the same guy he was two years ago.
Jorge Santiago and Satoru Kitaoka were the big winners on the night, each notching two victories in their respective tournaments. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira also picked up a unanimous decision win over Moise Rimbon.
Full results and more videos after the jump.Read More DIGG THIS
15 Apr 2012 12:33:35 PM
Get used to seeing “The Great” on Cagepotato. Siyar Bahadurzada made UFC fans take notice with his impressive Knockout of the Night winning debut against the always game Paulo Thiago, pocketing a cool $50k for the quick performance. Get used to not only seeing more of The Great’s fights, but also us referring to him as The Great as often as possible. Bahadurzada is a long name to type.
On a card stacked with submission finishes, Submission of the Night was a highly competitive bonus that ended up going to John Maguire for his beautiful armbar over DaMarques Johnson. Johnson attempted to put away Maguire with a kimura, but as Johnson overcommitted, Maguire countered with the fight ending armbar. Maguire improves to 18-3, and has now won seven straight fights.Read More DIGG THIS
22 Jul 2013 12:54:10 PM
(Yup, that’s Kim and Sexyama appearing in the most intricately choreographed, not to mention dark, pop music video since “Thriller.” Koreans, man.)
After suffering his first career setback at the hands of Jon Fitch last year*, Brazilian up-and-comer Erick Silva — who has always reminded me of one of those impossibly good-looking antagonists from an 80′s fight movie, just sayin’ — bounced back into the win column with a first round SOTN-earning reverse triangle armbar of Jason High (who just cannot catch a f*cking break in the UFC) at UFC on FUEL 10 in June. According to SporTV Globo, Silva will now face notorious grapplefucker Dong Hyun Kim at one of the UFC’s October scheduled events. Hint: It’s probably the one in Brazil.
In his past two contests, Kim has clung to Paulo Thiago and Siyar Bahadurzada like a shower curtain in a slight breeze en route to a pair of UD victories, improving his UFC record to 8-2-1 NC with exactly 1 stoppage victory. So let’s hope that Silva has drastically improved his takedown defense since the Fitch fight, or we’ll surely be in for another grip-n-trip clinic. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
*And by the transitive property of MMA Math, a 10-second submission to Josh Burkman as well.Read More DIGG THIS
12 Jul 2013 11:12:55 AM
Ronda Rousey on Breasts in MMA: Gina Carano Had a ‘Fantastic Rack’ (BleacherReport)
The Best Sports GIFs of 2013…So Far (Complex)
Functional Fitness: How to Ace an Adventure Race (MensFitness)
5 Coolest Lego Creations (DoubleViking)
Honest Trailers: ‘Grown Ups’ (ScreenJunkies)
The 50 Dirtiest Internet Headlines Ever (WorldWideInterweb)
Review: Pacific Rim Broke My Heart (FilmDrunk)
12 Really Hot, Really Tall Women (MadeMan)
Daft Punk vs. Sesame Street (Break)Read More DIGG THIS
20 Apr 2012 13:19:06 PM
(Apparently Lesnar was the only one who wasn’t a fan of Anderson Silva’s nude pictorial.)
Adhering to its usual formula and taking a look back at the locker room footage from the previous event, the newest edition of UFC President Dana White’s infamous vlog features an up close and personal look at the poor bastards who came up short at UFC on FUEL: Gustafsson vs. Silva. And Brian Stann. He’s simply too nice to not be around at all times.
After DW’s regular introduction, we are treated to the woeful words of Damacio Page, Damarques Johnson, and Thiago Silva, who all insist that they are “fine.” We know what that really means. But worse than “The Angel of Death,” worse even than “Darkness,” is the silent sorrow of Paulo Thiago, who stares on in disbelief when re-watching the final moments of his first round KO loss to Siyar Bahadurzada. Thiago has now lost three of his last four UFC contests, despite having the most badass day job of any UFC fighter ever. Chin up, Paulo, we know you’ll be back with a vengeance.
Check out the video after the jump.Read More DIGG THIS
14 Jan 2012 11:14:54 AM
“I’m going to prove once and for all that I am the #1 Light Heavyweight in the world from the Åland Islands to the Faroe Islands.”
It looks like the UFC’s first venture to Sweden will be a success, at least as far as live gate revenue is concerned. According to a report from MMAViking.com, tickets to the April 14th card sold out in under an hour. As usual, UFC Fight Club members and UFC Newsletter subscribers were given first crack at tickets before they were sold to the general public.
You know as well as I do how hard it is to get people to shell out their hard-earned krona so close to Walpurgis Night, which only emphasizes how popular the sport has become in Nordic sphere. Though the capacity of Sweden’s Ericsson Globe Arena tops out at 14,000 seats, the fast sellout is reminiscent of the organization’s previous trips to Canada and Brazil.
Full line-up for the event after the jump:Read More DIGG THIS
10 Jan 2012 16:21:50 PM
The UFC announced today that a light heavyweight bout between former PRIDE standout Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and fast-rising Swedish star Alexander Gustafsson has been inked for the main event of UFC Sweden on April 14. The event, also dubbed “UFC on FUEL 2,” will take place at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm and will be broadcast live on FUEL TV.
“Sweden has been on our radar for a long time and on April 14, we’re excited to finally bring the UFC to Stockholm,” UFC President Dana White said today. “We’re putting together a great card for the Swedish fans. I can’t wait to get there in April!”Read More DIGG THIS
18 Oct 2011 09:00:13 AM
File this one under “least surprising info of the day.” Following back-to-back losses to Brian Stann and Demian Maia at UFC 130 and 136, repectively, word has it that Jorge Santiago has been released by the UFC for the second time. The American Top Team standout’s original run took place back in 2006, where he scored a quick knockout over the now deceased Justin Levens before ending up on the highlight reels of Chris Leben and Alan Belcher for all eternity.Read More DIGG THIS
30 Sep 2011 18:16:39 PM
- Sonnen mellows ahead of UFC 136 (MMAFighting)
- The 20 most disturbing and shocking Muppet photos of all time (DoubleViking)
- LFL trash talk (Clutch.MTV)
- Hominick talks death of Tompkins, fatherhood and UFC 140 fight with Korean Zombie (CageWriter)
- The 25 most ridiculous hotels in the world (Complex)
- The Sultry side of The Playboy Club (ScreenJunkies)
-Zoila Gurgel ready for Carina Damm (Tatame)
- Paul Daley discusses desire to return to UFC (BleacherReport)
- The reality of cougar-cub relationships (MadeMan)
- 11-year-old benched for being good at football (WithLeather)
- Mortal Kombat is koming bak to theatres (FilmDrunk)
- Holy Taco’s plot to cash in on Holly Madison’s newly-insured breasts (HolyTaco)
- 11 TV characters who flagrantly violated ‘the bro code’ (Guyism)
- UFC Live on Versus 6 weigh-in photos (The Fight Nerd)
- Siyar Bahadurzada signs with UFC (Twitter)Read More DIGG THIS
27 Jul 2011 16:23:22 PM
United Glory announced today that Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem is slated to compete in its next event scheduled for October in Moscow, Russia.
According to the poster for the event, “The Reem” will be joined by fellow Golden Glory fighters Sergei Kharitonov and Siyar Bahadurzada on the card.Read More DIGG THIS
19 Oct 2010 09:03:50 AM
(Photo courtesy United Glory/MixFight.nl)
United Glory held an MMA and kickboxing hybrid tournament event in Holland over the weekend and by the video and photos we’ve seen of the show, it was very good and the production value was better than some mainstream promotions pull off.
The event was streamed free of charge via United Glory’s website and even the quality of the video feed was incredible.
The next event, which will include the second round bouts of UG’s $120,000 welterweight MMA and heavyweight kickboxing tournaments will be held January 30 in Belgium and will also be streamed live.
Here’s a video recap of the event, which was promoted and produced by the owners of Golden Glory:
(Video courtesy YouTube/United Glory)
The MMA portion of the card was sanctioned by Europe’s Shooto commission and featured a number of notable fighters including UFC veterans Roan Carneiro, John Alessio, David Bielkeden and Derrick Noble as well as Shooto champion Siyar Bahadurzada.
On the kickboxing side, the show featured K-1 standouts Gokhan Saki, Mourad Bouzidi and Brice Guidon.
If you missed the show, videos of all of the fights are after the jump.Read More DIGG THIS
27 Sep 2008 16:31:55 PM
(Jorge Masvidal vs. Ryan Schulz; more videos here.)
From today’s Sengoku show at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan…
Middleweight GP 1st Round:
Yuki Sasaki def. Yuki Kondo via submission (rear-naked choke), round 2
Siyar Bahadurzada def. Evangelista Santos via TKO (injury), round 1
Jorge Santiago def. Logan Clark via submission (arm triangle choke), round 1
Kazuhiro Nakamura def. Paul Cahoon via unanimous decision
Jorge Masvidal def. Ryan Schultz via TKO, round 1
Kiuma Kunioku def. Sol Kwon via unanimous decision
Muhammed Lawal def. Travis Wiuff via TKO, round 1
Xande Ribeiro def. Takashi Sugiura via TKO, round 3
In other weekend fight news…
– Phil Baroni scored his third-straight win as a welterweight on Friday with his unanimous decision victory over WEC vet Olaf Alfonso at Palace Fighting Championships 10 in Lemoore, California. Baroni later apologized for his performance, saying he couldn’t find his rhythm in the fight.
– Jeff Monson choked out MMA cautionary tale Mark Kerr in the first round of their bout at Don King Productions’ debut Vengeance FC card, held last night in Concord, North Carolina. It was Kerr’s ninth loss in his last 11 fights.Read More DIGG THIS
21 Feb 2008 21:47:40 PM
(Dude does a mean Truffle Shuffle.)
— The fight card for Sengoku‘s first show has been announced. Scheduled to go down March 5th in Tokyo, the event is headlined by Josh Barnett’s fight against champion judoka/mediocre MMA fighter Hidehiko Yoshida, which Barnett should win handily. Sengoku 1 also features bouts between Takanori Gomi and Duane “Bang” Ludwig, and Kazuo Misaki vs. Siyar Bahadurzada.
— Jens Pulver choked Cub Swanson directly into the minor leagues. Swanson faces Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker at IFBL Fight Night 11 tomorrow night in Niles, Ohio. Sucks to be you, brah!
— Did we hear that right? Did Bob Sapp say he can actually run for ten straight minutes?
— Chuck Liddell proves he’s no less intelligent than the average American during his disastrous performance on highbrow NPR quiz show “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” Not sure who advised him that this would be a good idea, but they should be taken off the payroll immediately. (To save yourself a whole lotta boredom, skip past the first five minutes.)Read More DIGG THIS
30 Jan 2008 14:42:43 PM
(He’s got a little Captain in him.)
Though the UFC had been in talks to bring one of the best lightweights in the world to the Octagon, the two sides couldn’t come to terms, and it was announced today that Takanori Gomi has signed with Japan’s World Victory Road organization instead. Gomi will earn approximately $190,000 per fight, and makes his WVR debut at “Sengoku” on March 5th, to be held at the National Yoyogi Stadium in Tokyo. No opponent for Gomi has been named yet, but the card is expected to host fights between Phil Baroni and Sanae Kikuta, Kazuo Misaki and Siyar Bahadurzada, and Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos and Makoto Takimoto; a bout between Roger Gracie and Hidehiko Yoshida has also been rumored.
So, this blows. With every botched high-profile negotiation, the UFC’s claim to having “the best fighters in the world” becomes even more suspect, and Gomi was a big one. In particular, we would have loved to see a potential re-match between him and B.J. Penn. Penn submitted “The Fireball Kid” at a Rumble on the Rock event in 2003, after which Gomi went on a ten-fight win-streak, plowing through the likes of Jens Pulver, Ralph Gracie, Luiz Azeredo (twice) and Hayato “Mach” Sakurai. If the UFC can’t open their pocketbooks for guys like Sakurai and Norifumi Yamamoto and offer them what they’re worth, this is going to keep happening. Until then, we’re stuck waking up at six in the morning to watch Japanese fight cards on HDNet…Read More DIGG THIS
17 Mar 2011 12:01:49 PM
(Video courtesy of YouTube/UnitedGlory)
If you’re looking for something to do Saturday afternoon while you wait for UFC 128 to start, remember that Team Golden Glory will be streaming the second round of its $150,000 United Glory welterweight MMA and heavyweight kickboxing grand prix tournament for free starting at 2:00 pm ET.
The last show was pretty damn good and the stream was even better than some paid streams I’v bought. This one should be just as good with Golden Glory standouts like Siyar Bahadurzada and Gokhan Saki serving up heaping helpings of head and leg kicks for everyone’s viewing pleasure.
Here’s the promo:
(Video courtesy of YouTube/UnitedGlory)
Check out the full card and video highlight of the last event after the jump.Read More DIGG THIS
29 May 2011 14:14:57 PM
Mark Miller wastes no time knocking out Nikolaj Falin. Props: MMATKO
Chances are that you knew about the United Glory Tournament Finals that took place yesterday in Moscow. It featured some pretty intriguing fights, was available on YouTube and cost less than ten bucks. Of course, many of you figured you could save your money and check Cage Potato this afternoon for some highlights and a quick list of results. Don’t worry, we got your back as usual.
The welterweight tournament, which began in October of 2010, came to an end with a scrap between Golden Glory teammates Tommy Depret and Siyar Bahadurzada. To those of you who have concerns that two teammates fighting each other would lead to a boring fight, relax and take notes. Tommy Depret gave current SHOOTO light heavyweight champion Siyar Bahadurzada trouble in the opening round, but once the second round started, this fight was all Bahadurzada. Bahadurzada used his superior hands and clinchwork to get finish off Depret. Yes, we have a video of this after the jump.Read More DIGG THIS
3 Mar 2008 18:26:27 PM
(Peter Graham, doing his best Vanilla Ice at the “Sengoku” press conference.)
World Victory Road’s debut event, “Sengoku”, is slated for tomorrow at 2:30 in the morning (ET). Fight vids will start being available shortly after the show because they know we’re all too lazy to stay up – or get up – at 2:30 a.m. to tune in. The card is a solid start to WVR and as expected, Takanori Gomi and Josh Barnett are big favorites, as is Nick “The Goat” Thompson. Kazuyuki Fujita is also favored big over kickboxer Peter Graham, who is making his MMA debut. Graham, known in kickboxing for his “rolling thunder” cartwheel kick, said some shit about Fujita back at a December press conference for DYNAMITE!! 2007:
One minor surprise took place at the DYNAMITE!! press conference held at a hotel in Osaka. When the MC began taking questions from the reporters, all of sudden a man wearing a red T-shirt stood up. His name is Peter Graham, a K-1 fighter who was there as Nicolas Petas’ teammate. While all the reporters were stunned by this abrupt interruption Graham yelled, “Where is my opponent who was supposed to fight me tomorrow! Chicken!” The MC didn’t know what to do but the interpreter softened a bit and translated what this big man from Australia had just said. Then no one knew how to react to this sudden speech by Graham, so it was basically ignored for then the press conference continued.
Graham revealed after his outburst that Fujita was supposed to fight him at the DYNAMITE!! show, but refused the fight. The Vanilla Ice-doubling big man then decided to publicly embarrass Fujita. This all came out at the “Sengoku” press conference (go here for more pics) and the two fighters had to be separated. Word is Fujita wasn’t so much upset about the remarks Graham had made about him as he was for the kickboxer’s human race-embarrassing sense of fashion.
Video of cartwheel kick attempts by Graham is after the jump. Notice I said “attempts”.Read More DIGG THIS
4 Jun 2012 12:46:41 PM
As if the loss of one high-profile Thiago wasn’t bad enough, UFC 149 (July 21st; Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is now short two Thiagos, with welterweight Thiago Alves having to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury.
Replacing him in his scheduled match against Afghan knockout-machine Siyar Bahadurzada will be Canadian striker Chris Clements, the MMA record-holder who out-pointed Keith Wisniewski in his Octagon debut at UFC 145. (Fun fact: Bahadurzada was himself a replacement for Yoshihiro Akiyama against Alves. And round and round it goes.)
Based on the way that Bahadurzada smoked Paulo Thiago in his own UFC debut back in April, we have a feeling that Clements could be in deep do-doo here. And speaking of potential mismatches…Read More DIGG THIS