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UFC Quick Notes: Machida, Cote, Guillard + More

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— Without an opponent due to Thiago Silva‘s recent back injury, Lyoto Machida has been officially removed from UFC 89′s lineup; an undercard bout between Shane Carwin and Neil Wain will now be bumped up to the pay-per-view broadcast. As one rumor goes, Machida could potentially face Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in November or December.

Patrick Cote is tired of the American media disrespecting him by discussing who Anderson Silva should face after the Spider inevitably kicks the crap out of the Canadian challenger at UFC 90. You might not believe this, but Cote said he’s “ready to shock the world.” Wow…could we have been wrong about this fight all along?

Melvin Guillard has been forced to drop out of his UFC 90 bout with Spencer Fisher for undisclosed reasons. Replacing him will be Shannon Gugerty (11-2), the City Boxing product who made his UFC debut at “Silva vs. Irvin” in July with a first-round choke-out of Dale Hartt.

— The UFC may have found its next light-heavyweight gatekeeper, reportedly signing Italian UWC/Cage Rage vet Ivan Serati (10-2) to a multi-fight deal; he’s expected to make his first Octagon appearance before the end of the year. Serati has won his last four matches, and started his career with five straight victories by stoppage (all in under a minute) before losing to Vitor Belfort via TKO at a Cage Rage event in April ’07. just published a feature about Evan Tanner‘s greatest UFC moments. Read and reflect.

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Anonymous- September 9, 2008 at 6:52 pm
Thanks dude.
ASS formerly called a Peon- September 9, 2008 at 4:39 pm
Too funny, you actually answered my rhetorical question and then pointed out that it was rhetorical, in caps even.
Anonymous- September 9, 2008 at 4:01 pm
Yes, it is the UFC's fault - to answer your RHETORICAL question, you ASS!

Of course it isn't. My point is that, if a card has it's best fight taken off, it's only proper, considering that a lot of people have paid a lot of money, for the UFC to add in another fight between fighters of the same calibre. 6 weeks is plenty of time to do that, but it doesn't look like they will - you ASS!
Geriatric Peon- September 9, 2008 at 2:57 pm
@Anonymous - Ok this card pretty much sucks but how is it the UFC's fault that Silva fucked up his back? It may not be an exciting fight (then again with Machida it was likely to be pretty boring even with a blood thirsty Silva) Carwin might be someone to watch so I am curious on his progress.
sol- September 9, 2008 at 2:09 pm
is it me or do they have 6 fights on the main card of ufc 89? The one fight I was seriously looking forward to on that card isn't going to happen, oh well, at least I don't have to stay up late to watch it like I have to with the rest.
Anonymous- September 9, 2008 at 1:43 pm
Oh great, I can't wait to watch Neil fucking Wain get KTFO. Excellent replacement for a war between Machida and Silva.

The UFC should just stay in the fucking states, because everytime the do a card in the UK they fuck up royally.