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(The Hallman/Hughes story. Could Matt Hughes be getting one more shot at revenge before he retires?)

Anderson Silva‘s manager Ed Soares has debunked a report by Yahoo! Sports in which he was quoted as saying Silva wanted to give up his middleweight title to compete as a light-heavyweight permanently. As Soares told MMA Weekly: “It’s not true. I never said that to Dana. I have said to Dana that he’d like to fight again at 205 (but not permanently)…he wants the biggest fights possible, whether it’s at 205 or 185.” Silva and Soares still aren’t psyched about an impending rematch with Dan Henderson: "I feel a true number one (middleweight contender) would be if Henderson fought the winner of Nate Marquardt and Damian Maia…we could take another fight at 205 or a catchweight fight (in the meantime).”

— For the fourth time in his career, Dennis "Superman" Hallman has signed a contract to fight in the UFC. He expects to make his next UFC appearance sometime this fall. Hallman is best known for two lightning-quick submission victories over Matt Hughes, the second of which came at Hallman’s Octagon debut at UFC 29 in December 2000. The 33-year-old fighter lost subsequent UFC fights to Jens Pulver, Frank Trigg, and Jorge Rivera, and is currently on a four-fight win streak, with two of those fights taking place in Strikeforce.

— After a split-decision loss against John Howard at UFC 101, Tamdan McCrory has reportedly been released by the UFC. The aspiring pick-up artist compiled a 3-3 record during his time in the Octagon.

TUF 7 finalist CB Dollaway will return at UFC Fight Night 19 (September 16th, Oklahoma City) against Dan Miller. Both fighters are coming off losses, with Dollaway taking an upset submission loss against Tom Lawlor at UFC 100, and Miller losing a decision to Chael Sonnen at UFC 98. One fighter who won’t be on the Fight Night 19 card is Chris Lytle, who injured his ACL during training and has pulled out of his fight against Carlos Condit.

— Dana White has decided to pull all of his video blogs from the UFC’s YouTube channel. Despite reports to the contrary, the decision doesn’t seem to be the result of a rumored "behind the scenes" series with HBO.

The UFC has announced that Spike TV will begin airing a new compilation series called "The Best of Pride Fighting Championships," premiering January 11th, 2010. The series will showcase the most exciting bouts from the legendary MMA organization, featuring such stars as Chuck Liddell, Anderson Silva, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueria, Dan Henderson, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic, Wanderlei Silva, Josh Barnett, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Mark Coleman, Takanori Gomi, and Fedor Emelianenko; yes, even Fedor. "The Best of Pride" will be hosted by Kenda Perez.

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cagefightmon- August 14, 2009 at 2:45 pm
Jesus gave you will??? I kind of doubt that!
Clyde- August 13, 2009 at 6:01 am
I hope Hallman wins, just so he can go up to GSP and say; "So George, what's it like loosing to Matt Hughes? 'Cause you know, I've never done that."
UFC fan- August 12, 2009 at 9:00 pm
"831 Son Says:
Wed, 08/12/2009 - 12:39

Wow once again Yahoo sports fucks up royally. The stories they have must be the shittiest writing I have ever read. Morons..

Fuck! I was looking forward to that Chris Lytle fight, that sucks hes out.

And you are fucking AWESOME, UFC fan. Look at you you havent spoken the truth for weeks now the first thing you say is the truth about how I suck HAL off. I already know I would suck you if I ever saw you or met anyone like you! as you are so COOL, and I feel like an incompetent little bitch cause I never ever am able to back anything up. Keep calling me a girl and I will get back to playing World of Warcraft in my parents house that I never get out of."

Man 831 son you are really good at this Forrest Griffin like self degradation speeches.
Hey I hear Hal calling you better go service him you KNOW how crazy he gets when he hasn't had his nightly "head" from a cali-fag.
Have a nice day...don't forget to swallow.
jamesbrktt- August 12, 2009 at 12:40 pm
I was really looking foward to Condit vs Lytle,hopefully Condit remains on the card,if not bump up Cantwell vs Stan 3 and yank Quarry vs Credeur.
831 Son- August 12, 2009 at 12:39 pm
Wow once again Yahoo sports fucks up royally. The stories they have must be the shittiest writing I have ever read. Morons..

Fuck! I was looking forward to that Chris Lytle fight, that sucks hes out.

And you are a fucking little queer UFC fan. Look at you you havent talked shit for weeks now and the first thing you say is I suck HAL off. I already know I would fucking kill you if I ever saw you or met anyone like you, as you are an incompetent little bitch that wouldn't ever be able to back anything up. Shut the fuck up girl and get back to playing World of Warcraft in your parents house that you never get out of.
Ironlung- August 12, 2009 at 9:29 am
You sound butthurt that your boy fedor couldn't find the Russian balls to sign with a real promotion.
KingAtRock- August 12, 2009 at 9:22 am
Wow American fans will be able to see fedor destroy former and current ufc fighters on pride videos? But .. But.. Brock is teh best !1!
J-Dog- August 12, 2009 at 9:09 am
I met Lytle at a fight last weekend and he was on crutches. He was still optimistic about making the Sept. 16th fight, but said he had a Dr. appointment this week to finalize that. Bummer he can't make it. Wishing him a speedy recovery. He's a cool dude in person for sure.
HARJO- August 12, 2009 at 8:59 am
McCrory was one of three fighters I spent $44.95 to see for UFC 101.
ArmFarmer- August 12, 2009 at 8:44 am
Yeah I think they are undrestimating the barn cat's popularity big time. I am always excited to see his fights even though I don't think he will ever make it to a title fight let alone win.
One Two- August 12, 2009 at 8:22 am
glad UFC finally bought that footage from fox sports they weren't showing enough good fights on fox.
Ironlung- August 12, 2009 at 8:15 am
Cutting Tamdan is ridiculous. Not only was the kid an endearing exciting fighter to watch, I can't believe he would get cut after the reception he got at UFC 101. In my section people went nuts when Thunderhorse came on over the PA and you could hear chants of Barncat from everywhere.
ON EDGE 24 7- August 12, 2009 at 7:59 am
I bet Dana is putting his Blogs on UFC.COM Why make Youtube all the money with the hits on his videos. Should have done it along time ago. Has anyone else noticed how UFC.COM sucks for MMA news. Even on them selves. Waste of money if you ask me. They should change thinkgs up a bit with his video blogs and more insider stuff.

Chri534.- August 12, 2009 at 7:50 am
Kenda Perez in Maxim (video):
AkilleeZ- August 12, 2009 at 7:26 am
Was I right or was I right?


Those are the Spider's final victims.
MyFightWiffaCheeto- August 12, 2009 at 7:23 am
NOOOOOOOOOO!!! NOT THE BARNCAT!!! Strikeforce better sign him! I need to watch Tamdan McCrory fight!!!
Old_Bald_and_Irish- August 12, 2009 at 7:05 am


SpikeTV FTW!
UFC fan- August 12, 2009 at 6:53 am
FIRST ( to say 831 son sucks HAL off like a vacuum cleaner)
UFC fan- August 12, 2009 at 6:52 am
No more vblogs anymore Dana? Really? That sucks, you better do a reality TV show then damnit.