The Shoot – Frank Mir

A candid look at former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir’s training camp, his family and his upcoming opponent Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic.
Both men will square off in this Saturday’s main event at UFC 119: Mir vs. Crop Cop in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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A candid look at former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir’s training camp, his family and his upcoming opponent Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic.

Both men will square off in this Saturday’s main event at UFC 119: Mir vs. Crop Cop in Indianapolis, Indiana.

“Mayhem” Miller Looking To Submit Sakuraba At DREAM.16

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Jason “Mayhem” Miller (23-7) and Kazushi Sakuraba (26-13-1) are two of MMA’s most consummate showmen, known for their outrageous exploits in, out — and on the way to — the ring. Miller has idolized Sakuraba for 13 years, ever since the Japanese legend’s only appearance in the octagon at UFC Ultimate Japan 1. Now, […]

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Jason “Mayhem” Miller (23-7) and Kazushi Sakuraba (26-13-1) are two of MMA’s most consummate showmen, known for their outrageous exploits in, out — and on the way to — the ring. Miller has idolized Sakuraba for 13 years, ever since the Japanese legend’s only appearance in the octagon at UFC Ultimate Japan 1. Now, Miller faces a dilemma: how do you beat up your idol? LIVE coverage of this event begins Friday night, September 24 at 11:00 p.m. PT on HDNet!

“He wants to be the first to submit Sakuraba and to do it he knows he’s going to have to beat up on someone he adores,” says HDNet commentator, Michael Schiavello. “That’s a tough spot to be in and it makes this fight really interesting. If push comes to shove, and ‘Mayhem’ has to put one of those violent beatings on Sakuraba like we’ve seen opponents do in the past, will he be able to do it? Or will there be that moment of doubt, when ‘Mayhem’ thinks twice about it, and allows Sakuraba to quickly get his heel or arm and get a submission?”

In other action, Gegard Mousasi (29-3-1) faces Tatsuya Mizuno (8-5) for the vacant DREAM Light Heavyweight Title, Shinya Aoki (24-5) meets Marcus Aureilo (20-8), Michihiro Omigawa (11-8-1, won 7 of last 8 ) takes on Cole Escovedo (16-5), and Joachim Hansen (19-10-1) squares off with Hideo Tokoro (26-22-1).

“From top to bottom, this looks to be one of the best cards you will see on TV this year,” said Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights. “You have three fighters who are ‘Top 10′ in their respective divisions (Aoki, Omigawa, and Mousasi) and ‘Mayhem’ is facing one of the legends in our sport. HDNet will broadcast ALL of the fights (including those yet to be announced) LIVE from Japan to HDNet subscribers. Get ready to stay up late with HDNet!”

“HDNet Fights: DREAM 16″ airs LIVE at 11:00 p.m. PT this Friday, September 24, 2010.

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HDNet (www.hd.net) is the independent network with unique and thought-provoking content that appeals to men of all ages and is delivered in true high definition.

HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for popular, original programming, including television’s only HD news feature programs “HDNet World Report,” and the Emmy Award winning “Dan Rather Reports,” featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather. Only HDNet goes beyond the headlines to deliver real news that is redefining the way we look at our world. HDNet News is provocative, sometimes controversial and always relevant – telling the important stories of our time in-depth, with attitude and with independence. HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to critically acclaimed and award winning documentaries as part of the InFocus series. “NASA on HDNet” presents all live shuttle launches through 2010.

HDNet presents championship sports coverage featuring the best of Mixed Martial Arts with its Friday night series, “HDNet Fights” (www.hdnetfights.com). “HDNet Fights” works with leading MMA promoters including DREAM, Sengoku, King of the Cage, XFC, M-1, K-1, K-1 Max, MFC, Adrenaline and more. HDNet produces more live Mixed Martial Arts events than any other network and HDNet’s “Inside MMA” is the hottest Mixed Martial Arts program on television, giving MMA fans their weekly fix for everything MMA, while “Fighting Words with Mike Straka,” goes one-on-one with some of the biggest names in the sport. HDNet also features regular season games from the newly formed United Football League.

HDNet also delivers the world’s largest and most diverse concert line-up through the HDNet Concert Series. The HDNet Concert Series features leading artists and bands including Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Nickelback and more. HDNet also features revealing lifestyle programming featuring “Art Mann Presents,” “Girls Gone Wild,” “Deadline” and “Get Out!”

Only HDNet Movies (www.hdnetmovies.com) delivers exclusive Sneak Previews of new movies before they hit theaters. The HDNet Movies Sneak Preview series features top Hollywood stars in critically acclaimed performances including Gwyneth Paltrow, Joaquin Phoenix, Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Tom Hanks, Vera Farmiga, Parker Posey, Brian Cox, Matthew Broderick, Brittany Snow, Eric Bana, John Malkovich, Emily Blunt, Robin Williams, Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger.

In addition to being the exclusive home of Sneak Previews, HDNet Movies viewers enjoy the best films from the classics of the 1950s-1970s, to favorite films from the 1980s and 1990s, to recently released theatrical films.

HDNet Movies offers subscribers a premium movie viewing experience in true HD, and more original movies shot entirely in HD than any other network.

Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available on AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, and Verizon FiOS.

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Fight Path: The UFC’s incredible, incomparable Edson Mendes Jr.

It was January 2009 when Joe Mullings learned what kind of fighter he had on his hands.

He picked up Edson Mendes Junior at the airport in Miami, and they drove
to Jupiter, Fla., so he could begin training immediately.

In no time, Mullins and MMA su…

It was January 2009 when Joe Mullings learned what kind of fighter he had on his hands.

He picked up Edson Mendes Junior at the airport in Miami, and they drove
to Jupiter, Fla., so he could begin training immediately.

In no time, Mullins and MMA super-agent Alex Davis knew they had something truly special on their hands. Most fans, of course, get their first peek at one of MMA’s most promising prospects in November at UFC 123.


Fight Path: The UFC’s incredible, incomparable Edson Mendes Jr.

It was January 2009 when Joe Mullings learned what kind of fighter he had on his hands.

He picked up Edson Mendes Junior at the airport in Miami, and they drove
to Jupiter, Fla., so he could begin training immediately.

In no time, Mullins and MMA su…

It was January 2009 when Joe Mullings learned what kind of fighter he had on his hands.

He picked up Edson Mendes Junior at the airport in Miami, and they drove
to Jupiter, Fla., so he could begin training immediately.

In no time, Mullins and MMA super-agent Alex Davis knew they had something truly special on their hands. Most fans, of course, get their first peek at one of MMA’s most promising prospects in November at UFC 123.


Sneak Peek: Mike Tyson Appears in Ultimate Fighter Episode 3

Following last night’s Episode 2 of The Ultimate Fighter, fans were shown a preview for next week’s episode.
During the preview, legendary boxer Mike Tyson arrives at the UFC training center and talks with GSP. Check out this sneak peek for…

Following last night’s Episode 2 of The Ultimate Fighter, fans were shown a preview for next week’s episode.
During the preview, legendary boxer Mike Tyson arrives at the UFC training center and talks with GSP. Check out this sneak peek for next week’s episode that will show you why Tyson is there and who asked him […]

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Sneak Peek: Mike Tyson Appears in Ultimate Fighter Episode 3

Sean McCorkle Says He’s ‘Like Kimbo Slice, Except Without the Fighting Part’

(VidProps: YouTube/Ariel Helwani)
As we found out on a recent episode of The Bum Rush, UFC rookie and Indianapolis local Sean McCorkle understands at least one constant in life: Nobody likes an angry giant. When you’re as physically imposing as…

(VidProps: YouTube/Ariel Helwani)

As we found out on a recent episode of The Bum Rush, UFC rookie and Indianapolis local Sean McCorkle understands at least one constant in life: Nobody likes an angry giant. When you’re as physically imposing as McCorkle – he’s 6-foot-7 and says he started his “living nightmare” weight cut for UFC 119 at around 320-pounds – you basically have no choice but to be jolly. It’s just the more socially acceptable thing to do. As McCorkle reaffirms in this video interview with Ariel Helwani, the big fella’s got jokes, alright.

McCorkle is so legitimately amusing here that he doesn’t even break out his best material until the six-minute mark, when he starts talking about his bitch of an ex-wife. He claims he never considered fighting anything more than a hobby until said bitch “pretty much took all his money” in a divorce about a year and a half ago. Since then it’s been full speed ahead, running his professional record to 9-0 before being tabbed as the guy to welcome Pride veteran Mark Hunt to his contractually-obligated Octagon debut on Saturday.

“Boy, does your ex-wife feel stupid now,” Helwani says.

“She felt stupid to me before,” McCorkle deadpans. Hi-yo!

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