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Monday, February 15, 2010

Anthony Johnson Injured, Out Of 'UFC On Versus' Fight

February 14, 2010
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Anthony Johnson Injured, Out Of 'UFC On Versus' Fight is reporting that Anthony Johnson's manager, Ken Pavia, has confirmed that "Rumble" has had to pull out of his fight with John Howard due to an undisclosed knee injury. Their fight was to take place at the UFC on Versus show on March 21.

John Howard holds three wins in three fights in the Octagon and has a 13-4 record in professional MMA competition. His last fight saw "Doomsday" defeat Dennis Hallman by TKO (punches).

Anthony "Rumble" Johnson has earned five wins in eight Octagon appearances. He avenged a controversial loss to Kevin Burns and went on a three fight win streak until being submitted by Josh Koscheck in his last fight at UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Haitian-Canadian David Loiseau talks MFL, Haiti and the road back

January 25, 2010
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Haitian-Canadian David Loiseau talks MFL, Haiti and the road back

The devastating earthquake that shook Haiti last week has reached someone on every corner of the globe. Though he’s based out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, middle weight fighter David “The Crow” Loiseau was shaken when he heard of the earthquake that hit there last week. Part Haitian, Loiseau still had family on the island country and was anxious to hear news of their well being.

“I have family there, and friends there,” said Loiseau. “So my life has been on pause since last Tuesday. Even though my immediate family is healthy and they are alive; there’s a hundred thousand dead bodies there it’s not going to be safe for the next few months. People are hungry, people are thirsty, it’s not a peaceful place to be.”

Though the country he holds so dear has been ravaged by devastation, “The Crow” wants to be an inspiration to fellow Haitians and help them realize that there is something to fight for. Though aid is slowly funneling in, Haitians can take it upon themselves to start the process of rebuilding by helping fellow citizens and fighting to keep the peace while so much havoc is engulfing the tiny island.

As a means to help Haiti, Loiseau has offered to take a “big” fight and donate all the proceeds to help the victims in Haiti.

“I would be willing to fight on a big show and donate every single penny from my sponsors to my fight purse, everything,” said Loiseau. “To inspire people, especially the people of Haiti to fight their fight and to know the MMA community is behind them.”

Taking that fighting attitude, Loiseau heads into his first fight in nearly a year on February 27th in Montreal. His last fight was a unanimous decision loss to Ed Herman at UFC 97 last April. Coming off that loss, “The Crow” has reevaluated his strengths and realized that going into this fight, he needs to focus more on his ground game and get stronger in that aspect.

To prepare himself for his return after 10 months away, Loiseau is working with Firas Zihabi and Bruno Fernandez. Though he’s just learned who his opponent is, he is more than prepared to fight on the 27th of February.

“With the caliber of people I train with, I’m ready for anybody,” stated Loiseau. “I just need to make some adjustments.”

To help with the crisis in Haiti go to or text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10* to the Red Cross.

*The $10 is charged to your mobile bill and will be reflected on your next monthly statement.

Listen to the archive of MMA Scraps Radio with David Loiseau, Ryan Bader, and CB Dolloway.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

DaMarques Johnson and Chris Lytle Interview on MMA Scraps Radio

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January 10, 2010

DaMarques Johnson and Chris Lytle joined Pat and Travis of MMAScraps as they talked about past fights and future fights. Travis also announced a new partnership with MMA Jacked. Also a coupon code for 15% off any Performance MMA purchase was given during the show, so tune in!

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Monday, December 07, 2009

Pictures: UFC 'TUF 10 Finale' - Dennis Hallman

December 7, 2009
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Kimbo Slice and Roy Nelson picked up big wins in their official UFC debuts Saturday on Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale.”

Dave Mandel was cageside at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas to photograph the event for

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Monday, November 02, 2009

DREAM welterweight champ Marius Zaromskis signs multi-fight deal with Strikeforce

November 2, 2009
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DREAM welterweight champion Marius Zaromskis may soon be fighting in the U.S. as "The Whitemare" has signed a multi-fight agreement with Strikeforce.

Promotion officials announced the intriguing addition to the Strikeforce roster on Saturday afternoon.

While Strikeforce and DREAM have forged an official partnership in an effort to cross-promote, Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz told that Zaromskis' contract will operate independently of that deal.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

DREAM 12 Analysis: Popularity on the Rise for Alistair Overeem, Marius Zaromskis

October 28, 2009
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Yesterday, I focused on the memorable comeback win by Eddie Alvarez over Katsunori Kikuno after surviving a deep standing crucifix at DREAM 12. While the battle between the two lightweight champions was easily one of the better bouts on the card, the event also featured a number of talents in the Japanese mixed martial arts scene that we'll likely be seeing in the North American scene very soon.

In the headlining bout, Alistair "Megareem" Overeem, as I like to moniker him, easily steamrolled the "Mega Punk" James Thompson as he caught him in a standing guillotine choke, the same choke that he defeated Tony Sylvester with at Ultimate Glory on October 17th. While Overeem's opponent quality is on the low end of the spectrum in his more recent mixed martial arts contests, it's apparent that these bouts are serving as a means to pushing Overeem's image to the Japanese fans as well as giving him easy paychecks for his increased popularity and drawing power.

Many fans continue to complain about Overeem's inability to defend his Strikeforce heavyweight championship stateside, but as Michael David Smith so obviously pointed out -- Overeem's recent forays in the MMA ring are simply tune-up bouts for the K-1 World Grand Prix. Any MMA fan who follows the sport and understands the differences between K-1 and MMA can easily solve the puzzle and come to the same conclusion that MDS talks about in his article, but surprisingly enough... there was enough outcry over the Strikeforce heavyweight belt that the article actually needed to be written.

Overeem is scheduled to battle Ewerton Teixiera in the opening bout at the K-1 World Grand Prix Final on December 5th, and if he manages to make it to the World Grand Prix Final and win -- he'll be one of the most sought after fighters in Japan. Strikeforce may need to head to Japan in order to reap the benefits of Overeem's popularity.

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson Deserves Stiffer Competition

October 28, 2009
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Anthony “Rumble” Johnson is an enormous welterweight, and that seemed to cause him problems on the day of the weigh-ins for UFC 104. The scales jumped past the ideal 170 pound weight up to 176, but his fight with Yoshiyuki Yoshida stayed on tap for the main card.

Johnson explained after the fight in an interview on that an injury before his scheduled fight with Matt Brown fight let his weight get into heavyweight range, as he claimed to bulk up to 220 pounds.

For the record, Johnson has really only really had problems making weight once before, missing the weight limit before his bout with Rich Clementi. He claims that he could have cut the rest of the weight if he received a little extra time.

However, the fight went on Saturday night, as the man nicknamed “Rumble” absolutely rolled through Yoshida, who has been brutally knocked out in two consecutive fights. Unfortunately for Johnson, his weight problems prevented a $60,000 Knockout of the Night bonus from coming his way.

That being said, one thing that is undeniable is the fact that this guy is for real. After his loss to Kevin Burns at UFN 14, which was showered in controversy, Johnson has gone on to win his next three fights quite convincingly.

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Anthony Johnson Talks UFC 104 With Inside Fights

October 28, 2009
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After his first round technical knockout victory over Luigi Fiorivantti, Anthony Johnson took some question’s from announced Joe Rogan. In the post fight interview, one would have a hard time believing the disappointed Johnson had actually one the fight.

“The reason I was disappointed in myself with the Luigi fight is that I was just chasing him around the octagon too much, you know,” explained Johnson. “I’m trained to fight, not chase people around. So that’s why I was saying I was disappointed. I just felt like couldn’t do what I wanted to do.”

Not only was he disappointed that he could not follow his plan, “Rumble”, a fan favorite for his exhilarating fights, was also unhappy that he “couldn’t give the fans what they wanted”.

This weekend at UFC 104, Johnson has an opportunity to entertain the fans and continue his roll through the UFC welterweight division.

Johnson’s match up at UFC 104 is Yoshiyuki Yoshida, who was put out cold by Josh Koscheck in his last performance. Yoshida walks into the cage against a true knockout artist in Johnson, who is an enormous and powerful welterweight always looking for the knockout.

“Like always man, I expect my performance to be the best that it can be and go out there and do my best, and, you know, always give something good for the fans,” states Johnson. “Of course I plan on winning, but I’ll take a win anyway I can. But everybody know I’m gonna shoot for the knockout.”

While Yoshida has only been knocked out one time in his career, Johnson certainly holds as much power in his punches as Koscheck can claim. However, Johnson thinks if he is to knockout Yoshida, it will be even more vicious than Koscheck’s.

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Pictures: UFC 104 'Machida vs. Shogun' - Anthony Johnson

October 28, 2009
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UFC 104 will be remembered for the controversial decision that named Lyoto Machida a victor over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

Dave Mandel was cageside at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to photograph the action-packed bouts for

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Josh Koscheck vs. Anthony Johnson slotted for UFC 106 co-main event

October 28, 2009
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With the loss of its UFC 106 main event between UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and challenger Shane Carwin earlier this week, the UFC has bolstered the Nov. 21 card with a welterweight bout between contenders Josh Koscheck (13-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) and Anthony Johnson (8-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC).

Koscheck posted on Twitter late Tuesday that he would appear on the card, and a source close to the event told overnight that Johnson will serve as his opponent.

The UFC, though, has yet to officially announced the fight, which serves as the night's co-main event.

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UFC 104's Anthony Johnson: "As soon as I didn't make weight, my life changed"

October 28, 2009
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UFC welterweight Anthony Johnson should have left Los Angeles $60,000 richer.

After earning a devastating 43-second TKO win over Yoshiyuki Yoshida on the main card of this past Saturday's UFC 104 event in Los Angeles, Johnson appeared to be a lock for the evening's "Knockout of the Night" award and a $60,000 bonus.

But Johnson missed weight the day before, and UFC president Dana White declared "Rumble" ineligible for the award. Johnson said the penalty was a life-changing moment.

"It sucked, but in a way it didn't suck because I deserved to be punished for not making weight," Johnson recently told Radio ( "It's nobody's fault but mine for not making weight. So I accepted the punishment of not getting $60,000, but trust me, my feelings were hurt."

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