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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Patrick Cote Delays Return until August

After undergoing surgery for a meniscus tear suffered 39 seconds into the third round of his fight with Anderson Silva, Patrick Cote was slated to return to action by this June at the latest. 

Prior to the fight Cote put off a much needed knee surgery despite reaggravating his knee during his training.  Cote's decision proved to have drastic consequences for his immediate future.

Joe Lauzon out 12 to 14 Months

According to Joe Lauzon's website, and what can be considered straight from the horse's mouth, Lauzon has suffered an ACL injury that will leave him sidelined and out of the cage for 12 to 14 months. 

A veteran of two previous knee surgeries, this latest outing will be his most extensive knee surgery to date. 

RUMOR:  Din Thomas Signs 3 Fight Deal With Affliction

Sources close to the former UFC Lightweight contender have told MMA Spot's J. Andrew Yount that Din 'Dinyero' Thomas has recently inked a three fight contract with Affliction MMA.

Thomas (23-8), who recently made his debut at 145lbs. by submitting Dustin Pierkin via triangle choke, should be a welcomed addition to the Affliction brand. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Koscheck to stay busy; Fighting at UFC 98

Josh Koscheck will continue his role as one of the busiest fighters in the sport when he, once again, has a quick turn around and steps into the cage at UFC 98 in Las Vegas, NV on May 23rd. This announcement comes via Koscheck's Blog in which he shares his thoughts on UFC 95, where he suffered a controversial loss to UFC newcomer Paulo Thiago.

" . . Refocus my life and training and go back to the drawing board and train for my next fight." 

Mizugaki Replaces Injured Bowles Against Torres at WEC 40

  In an unfortunate turn of events, highly touted Brian Bowles who is widely regarded as a top 3 fighter in the Bantamweight division has been forces out of his much anticipated title fight against Miguel Torres.  However, all is not lost as, Takeya Mazugaki, another top ten Bantamweight has already stepped up and taken the fight.

HDNet to rebroadcast “Affliction: Day of Reckoning” main card on March 13

In the first airing since its live pay-per-view broadcast, the "Affliction: Day of Reckoning" main card will be shown March 13 at 10 p.m. EST on HDNet.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Spike’s UFC 95 Tape-Delayed Telecast Draws 3 Million Viewers

According to MMA Payout, Spike TV's telecast of UFC 95 on tape delay from London, England on 2/21/09 was the #1 program on television for male viewers ages 13-34 (634,000) and 18-49 (1,244,000) during the original US broadcast from 9:00pm-Midnight. The overall number hit a high of 3 million for the 11:30pm Main Event featuring Joe 'Daddy' Stevenson versus Diego 'Nightmare' Sanchez.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Pennsylvania to allow MMA

Here's a press release that was just sent out by the Pa. Dept. of State:
State Athletic Commission's Newly-Approved Regulations Take Effect Feb. 27

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania has joined the growing number of states to allow Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA, events, now that the State Athletic Commission has approved final regulations for the sport, Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro A. Cortés announced today. The new regulations take effect Feb. 27, 2009.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

On The Spot ~ Pete Spratt

MMA's Brad LeBeau recently caught up to UFC veteran Pete Spratt. Pete Spratt (19-11) has been in the cage/ring with the likes of George St. Pierre, Josh Koscheck, Marcus Davis, Carlos Newton, Robbie Lawler, Chris Lytle, Matt Serra and Carlo Condit just to name a few. Pete talks to us about his move to Lightweight and other projecs he's been involved with lately.

Houston Alexander ~ Drill, Baby, Drill

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Houston 'the Assassin' Alexander, looking to rebound from three consecutive losses, recently took time to sit down with us at MMASpot to talk about his future, how he plans to improve his game, and why he considers himself blessed to be doing something he loves. Also see his thoughts on steroids, greasing, and self-sacrifice.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Tyron Woodley ~ GDP4

On the surface, February 7th’s Patriot Act event was all about showcasing the debut of Olympic wrestler Ben Askren, and after it was over the talk was about Askren’s successful debut in MMA, and Din Thomas’ successful debut at 145 lbs. However, the most dominant debut of the night might well have belonged to welterweight Tyron Woodley.  'T-Wood' would sit down with MMA Spot's J. Andrew Yount following his win to talk about his family, training, growing up in St. Louis, GDP4 and more.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

On The Spot ~ Cat Albert

Cat is known for her incredible tenacity, aggressiveness and relentless style of fighting. Recently, the 2-0 (8-1 overall) Cat ‘Alpha’ Albert took time away from training to talk with MMA Spot's Damien Masters to talk about her young MMA career.

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