Chris Leben Still Campaigning for Bout with Wanderlei Silva

If you’re a regular reader here at Fix, then you know we’ve ‘waxed on’ in the past (think talking, not Karate Kid) about how Chris Leben versus Wanderlei Silva would be a pretty damn sweet fight to catch.  Both dudes like to bring the thunder standing, both men have been involved in some epic wars […]

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If you’re a regular reader here at Fix, then you know we’ve ‘waxed on’ in the past (think talking, not Karate Kid) about how Chris Leben versus Wanderlei Silva would be a pretty damn sweet fight to catch.  Both dudes like to bring the thunder standing, both men have been involved in some epic wars over the years and when Leben asked for the fight after taking out Yoshihiro Akiyama, Wandy seemed down with it.

Well, since then, a certain Mr. Brian Stann derailed Leben’s win streak with a first round ‘how ya like me now’ stoppage at UFC 125. Despite the loss, however, “The Crippler” continues to campaign for a fight with one of the UFC’s biggest stars in “The Axe Murderer.” Why stop now right? Speaking to MMA Weekly this week, Leben’s manager Gary Ibarra informed the outlet that:

“Chris is eager to fight again after his loss to Brian Stann,” Ibarra told MMAWeekly.com. “(He) would like to reiterate his desire to compete against a legend of the sport and personal hero of his in Wanderlei Silva.”

Yes, anyone who can stomp like Mr. Silva is a hero of ours too. It looked for a while like Silva might return from his layoff against the aforementioned Stann, but the former Pride champ apparently isn’t really in to facing an “All American.” Other rumored opponents have included Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen (until heel #1 called out the promotion’s heel #1A), either of which would be fantastic, but you could do a lot worse than Leben vs. Silva. Stay tuned.

Ashley Salazar & Corissa Furr Duking it Out as the Top 2 in the Strikeforce Ring Girl Competition Bring You the Fix Friday Link Dump

Watch the UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch Live Weigh-Ins from Sydney, Australia at 7pm PST (10pm EST): here.
Paul Daley misses weight for BAMMA 5 Welterweight title-bout against Yuya Shirai and Ricco Rodriguez misses weight for his 215 lb catchweight fight against James McSweeney: here.
Manny Gamburyan out of UFC 128 against Rafael Assuncao due to a […]

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Watch the UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch Live Weigh-Ins from Sydney, Australia at 7pm PST (10pm EST): here.

Paul Daley misses weight for BAMMA 5 Welterweight title-bout against Yuya Shirai and Ricco Rodriguez misses weight for his 215 lb catchweight fight against James McSweeney: here.

Manny Gamburyan out of UFC 128 against Rafael Assuncao due to a back injury: here.

Showtime Sports teams with M-1 Global for M-1 Challenge in March: here.

Arianny, Brittney, and Chandella having bikini fun in the Australia sun: here.

UFC on Versus 3 will be broadcast in 3D: here.

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s coach talks taking Jon Jones to the ground: here.

Don’t forget to place your bets for UFC 127 by clicking the icons in our Odds Side Bar on our Home Page. For your best bets from our MMA expert analysts click: here.

Check out our gallery of photos from the current Top 2 contenders in the Strikeforce Knockout Ring Girl competition on Facebook, then vote for your favorite: here.












Emily Miller Brings You the Fix Friday Link Dump

Jay Leno attempts a funny bit with “President Obama” attacking UFC Lightweight, Jacob Volkmann. Watch The Tonight Show clip: here.
UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann has been officially confirmed. Check out the fight card in the works: here.
In the wake of a Chael Sonnen UFC suspension, it looks like Nate Marquardt will […]

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Jay Leno attempts a funny bit with “President Obama” attacking UFC Lightweight, Jacob Volkmann. Watch The Tonight Show clip: here.

UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann has been officially confirmed. Check out the fight card in the works: here.

In the wake of a Chael Sonnen UFC suspension, it looks like Nate Marquardt will step in to take on Yoshihiro Akiyama. Details: here.

You don’t have to spot Gary Goodridge on a night out this weekend. He was finally paid for his 2009 Dynamite! NYE bout though it doesn’t look like he got all his money: here.

Anthony “Showtime Kick” Pettis doesn’t want to wait ’till after Edgar vs. Maynard 3 to get back in the cage. He expects to fight again in the next coming months. As reported by MMAWeekly: here.

Enjoy more pics from the sexy Tequila Cazadores spokesmodel and Ring Girl, Emily Miller below.








Nathalie Grzech Is Your MMA Fix Weekend Hottie

While most of the weekend MMA news is surrounding the The Ultimate Fighter finale (look for our interviews with Chael Sonnen and Stephan Bonnar shortly), there actually is some non-TUF stuff going on…so we’d like to introduce 24 year-old Canadian hottie Nathalie Grzech to bring you our weekend link dump.
:: Ok, this actually is TUF-related, […]

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While most of the weekend MMA news is surrounding the The Ultimate Fighter finale (look for our interviews with Chael Sonnen and Stephan Bonnar shortly), there actually is some non-TUF stuff going on…so we’d like to introduce 24 year-old Canadian hottie Nathalie Grzech to bring you our weekend link dump.

:: Ok, this actually is TUF-related, and here’s what Igor Pokrajac thinks of Stephan Bonnar and training in Crotia (is it still “War Torn Croatia?”). [link]

:: Bellator moving on up? Coming soon: live airings on FX. [link]

:: UFC fighter Maiquel Falcao arrested on assault charges. [link]

:: This “Chronicles of Fedor” is even better than the Chronicles of Narnia. [link]

:: Great take on the economic effects of training for MMA. [link]

:: Oh crap, there’s a Strikeforce fight tonight? Forgot about that. Dan Henderson hasn’t. And he’s looking for a K.O. [link]

Speaking of Strikeforce, bet on Henderson (-260) here. And you’re liking Bonnar at -220 in the TUF finale as much as we are, place a bet here.

And more pics of Nathalie Grzech in the thumbs below and from Vex Magazine here.

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Tito Ortiz Says “It’s Awesome” Not Carrying PPV Card

Yes, if you’ve followed MMA for some time now, then we’re guessing the above headline may have evoked a general response with the words ‘since when?’ After all, Tito Ortiz has never exactly been one to shy away from the camera, microphone and or anything resembling a spotlight. Of course, that’s not to say the […]

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Yes, if you’ve followed MMA for some time now, then we’re guessing the above headline may have evoked a general response with the words ‘since when?’ After all, Tito Ortiz has never exactly been one to shy away from the camera, microphone and or anything resembling a spotlight. Of course, that’s not to say the MMA world doesn’t owe a ton of debt to Ortiz, as like him or not, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” was a driving force in making the sport what it is today.

Although Ortiz has struggled over the last few years with injuries and lacklustre performances, the UFC still promoted the former champ heavily, giving him main event tilts or coaching stints on TUF. So as we head into UFC 121 and Tito’s bout with Matt Hamill, it’s been kind of weird really, to see the light-heavyweight take somewhat of a back seat no? When asked at this week’s UFC 121 presser about not carrying a PPV card, Ortiz had this to say (thanks to MMA Bay for the footage):

“It takes a lot of pressure off; it’s awesome. I like to see Brock doing all the work, Cain doing all the work, but at the same time I still do the extra PR work the UFC lets me do. It’s Dana’s decision and at the end I’m thankful just to be on the card.”

Interesting. Really, aside from Tito’s recent remarks regarding deaf people (which soon required his apology), it’s been relatively quiet on the “Bad Boy” front. That may continue if he ends up losing to Hamill Saturday. To bet on the bout head here.

Randy Couture Still Unsure on MMA Future

Yesterday we passed along word from Dana White, who is apparently remaining firm, this time (nudge-nudge), on previous statements that the legend Chuck Liddell will not fight in the Octagon again. Of course, another of the sport’s biggest stars and pioneers, Mr. Randy Couture, is still going strong at 47, yet, nothing’s been lined up for […]

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Yesterday we passed along word from Dana White, who is apparently remaining firm, this time (nudge-nudge), on previous statements that the legend Chuck Liddell will not fight in the Octagon again. Of course, another of the sport’s biggest stars and pioneers, Mr. Randy Couture, is still going strong at 47, yet, nothing’s been lined up for him  since he walked through James Toney (reading that still brings a Grinchish smile to hardcore MMA fans doesn’t it?).

As anyone blessed with electricity knows, Couture continues to land roles on the silver screen and recently added “The Expendables” to his Hollywood resume. More and more lately, it sounds like Couture is unsure of is what his future holds in fighting, and in a more recent report from Fighters Only Magazine, that apparently hasn’t changed.

“I don’t know what is gonna happen on the fight front. I have had my wars, done my thing. I’ve been having fun, I can still fight, but I am not sure I want to make another run at the title or anything like that.”

Couture also reportedly said that he’s been cast in the sequel of “The Expendables,” which begins shooting in March, and even added “I enjoy fighting, but it’s probably time to move on…” In a recent interview with MMA Weekly, “The Natural” stated he hasn’t been approached by the UFC for another fight, yet, while also adding that he’s never felt better as a fighter. Could it be that Couture’s days punching dudes in the face, for real-not acting, are done? Here’s hoping the answer’s no.