Bum Rush Rant: Jorge Rivera is Sick of Round Winners Who Call Themselves Fighters

("Fight, you bastard. If you want to have a dance-off, I’ll kick your ass in that too.")
A hot topic of debate at Cage Potato lately is whether or not the recent trend of wrestlers who are content to win fights by earning decisions via take…


("Fight, you bastard. If you want to have a dance-off, I’ll kick your ass in that too.")

A hot topic of debate at Cage Potato lately is whether or not the recent trend of wrestlers who are content to win fights by earning decisions via take downs and lay and pray is hurting the sport.

We asked UFC middleweight Jorge Rivera for his opinion on the subject during the latest episode of The Bum Rush Radio Show and El Conquistador didn’t pull any punches when explaining his take on the issue.

Rivera, who squares off with fellow slugger Alessio Sakara tomorrow at UFC 122 in Germany, says that he specifically asked for the fight with the former pro-boxer because he knows that Legionarius, like him, is a fighter who always steps into the Octagon to fight.

"I asked for this fight. Alessio’s a great fight. He’s tough, he’s got great stand-up and he comes forward. I asked for this fight. I always want tough fights. I know he’s gonna bring it. I know it’s gonna be a tough fight. I know it’s no walk in the park," Rivera explains. "You’re gonna see a good stand-up brawl and one of us is gonna get knocked out. I’m alright with that. I give the fans what they want. This is what we do. We both no what we’re getting into and we both agree to it, so let’s do it."

He says that guys who time and time again seem to be content to take a decision by being conservative and just doing the minimum necessary to win are in essence stealing from the fans.

"I was a fan before I was ever a fighter. I’m still a fan and I’m a fan of even some of the guys I fight against. I like watching them fight for various reasons. I hate watching boring fighters. You’re gonna pay 50 bucks to sit at home and watch some guy be boring. They build up all this hype around this guy and a guy puts you to sleep and you’re like, ‘What the fuck!?’ I’m not the only one. You’ve got ten million people who say the same shit. That’s not what I want to do. I want to be the exact opposite," Rivera explains. "When my name is called up, I want people to be like, ‘Hell yeah!’ because they know there’s going to be a fight. Even with this fight they know their gonna get a fight with me and Alessio. They know that. Everybody knows that we’re gonna fight. I know he’s not gonna run from me, he knows I’m not gonna run from him, and you know we both throw bombs. You guys know you’re gonna get your money’s worth. If all nine of the fights suck, ours isn’t going to. You’re gonna remember our fight for sure. That’s what I want."

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Finally in big show, UFC 122’s "Cacareco" ready to put UFC superstars to sleep

When looking at the fighting résumé of UFC light heavyweight newcomer
Alexandre “Cacareco” Ferreira, it’s hard not to
notice the four-year layoff the Brazilian endured earlier this decade.

A self-imposed exile, Ferreira said he simply wasn’t able to…

When looking at the fighting résumé of UFC light heavyweight newcomer
Alexandre “Cacareco” Ferreira, it’s hard not to
notice the four-year layoff the Brazilian endured earlier this decade.

A self-imposed exile, Ferreira said he simply wasn’t able to find a
suitable place to fight in the years that preceded mixed martial arts’
current explosion in popularity.

Unfortunately for the Chute Boxe-trained submission master, it’s a position he’s known all too well.


UFC 123 – BJ Penn Conference Call Quotes

The media conference call for UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida took place on Thursday with the four main event fighters on the line for the call. Taking part were Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Lyto “The Dragon” Machida, Matt Hughes and BJ Penn.
TheGarv.com put together several highlights from the media call, but we’ve just grabbed the […]

bj-pennThe media conference call for UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida took place on Thursday with the four main event fighters on the line for the call. Taking part were Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Lyto “The Dragon” Machida, Matt Hughes and BJ Penn.

TheGarv.com put together several highlights from the media call, but we’ve just grabbed the BJ Penn quotes. Be sure to check out what each fighter has to say by hitting the link.

BJ Penn on what keeps him motivated:

“I think what keeps me motivated is I don’t want to go in the bar and drink. There’s not much to do in Hilo. There’s nothing to do. I’d way rather be training to fight in the Octagon. I think once you’ve been where me, Lyoto, Rampage and Matt have been, a lot of other stuff, it just seems boring. This is the only thing that keeps me feeling like I have something to live for. As soon as Dana gave me that text, he said, you want to take a fight with Matt Hughes, I got chicken skin all over my body and I was like, I gotta a reason to live for a couple more months. I think fighters are just used to that adrenaline.”

BJ Penn on moving back up to welterweight:

“I feel good. I feel like I haven’t missed a beat. I feel like it was just yesterday when I was fighting in the welterweights. So as far as that, nothing drastic. Just preparing for the legend. Preparing for Matt.”

“Coming off two losses I probably would have accepted anyone Dana offered me. But in offereing Matt he kind of offered me a gift, because I always hoped me and Matt would do it again.”

Penn makes his move back to welterweight when he meets Matt Hughes for the third time on November 20th at UFC 123. Each fighter has won a win over the other, with Hughes winning their last meeting by TKO at UFC 63 for the welterweight title, and Penn winning the first meeting at UFC 46 by rear-naked-choke.

Machida vs. Rampage: How Close Will the Winner Be to a Title Shot?

UFC 123 will feature former UFC light heavyweight champs Lyoto Machida and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. The big question, though, is what they will be fighting for.
Ultimately, both want to get back into the picture to fight for the title, an…

UFC 123 will feature former UFC light heavyweight champs Lyoto Machida and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. The big question, though, is what they will be fighting for.
Ultimately, both want to get back into the picture to fight for the title, and both certainly want to yet again earn the gold. Despite their common direction, though, the […]

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UFC 122 – Denis Siver Talks Opponent Andre Winner And Fighting In Germany

Denis Siver talks to Fighters Only about facing Andre Winner at UFC 122, dropping people with that spinning back kick and wonders why he has had three English opponents in his last four fights.
HT: FightersOnlyMagazine.co.uk

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Denis Siver talks to Fighters Only about facing Andre Winner at UFC 122, dropping people with that spinning back kick and wonders why he has had three English opponents in his last four fights.

HT: FightersOnlyMagazine.co.uk

Dana White: UFC soon will add 125-pound flyweight division

OBERHAUSEN, Germany – Every major weight class soon will be under the Ultimate Fighting Championship banner.

Following January’s upcoming  absorption of World Extreme Cagefighting and its 145-pound featherweights and 135-pound bantamweights, the …

OBERHAUSEN, Germany – Every major weight class soon will be under the Ultimate Fighting Championship banner.

Following January’s upcoming  absorption of World Extreme Cagefighting and its 145-pound featherweights and 135-pound bantamweights, the UFC then will add 125-pound flyweights.

That’s according to UFC president Dana White, who said the new weight class could soon debut.