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3 years ago

The Camel Clutch Blog MMA 2011 Year In Review

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It is that time of the year again, time for the MMA Year End Awards. 2011 was certainly an interesting year in and out of the octagon for the UFC and MMA. A promotional acquisition and the emergence of a young prodigy are arguably the two biggest headlines of the year.

MMA Fighter of the Year

Eric Gargiulo – Jon Jones: This was probably the easiest award to pick here and maybe any other year. I can’t remember an MMA fighter with as strong a year as Jon Jones. Four fights, a championship win, and two successful title defenses thrust Jones to the top of the list.

Hardcore MMA fans were well aware of Jones and his vicious elbows before he stepped into the octagon at UFC 128 and dismantled Shogun Rua. The potential was never in question, yet some wondered if the UFC were taking things too slowly with Bones. ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 years ago

UFC Passes On Immediate Faber vs. Cruz Rematch

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I am a big opponent of immediate rematches in MMA for any decision other than a draw. Yet, I must admit that I became a bit of hypocrite after watching Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber tear it up at UFC 132. Unfortunately, there will be no immediate UFC rematch.

However, all is not lost. If both fighters win their next fight, the UFC has given fans that a trilogy would be in the cards for the UFC bantamweight stars. In the meantime, Dominick Cruz will have to get through Demetrious Johnson while the “California Kid” will have to get through Brian Bowles to make that trilogy happen.

The good news here for UFC fans is that Dominick Cruz vs. Demetrious Johnson will air live on free television. The UFC bantamweight championship match will headline UFC on Versus 6 on October 1. The ..click here to read more , , , , , , ,

3 years ago

Jon Fitch Is Irritated & Wants To Hurt Some People

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UFC fighter Jon Fitch told MMACanada.net this week that he is angry at himself, the UFC, Nick Diaz, and just irritated in general. The irony here is that if Fitch fought with this same kind of aggression in the UFC, he probably would be a much more likeable fighter.

Jon Fitch is one of the most polarizing fighters in MMA. There is no denying his skills and the fact that he is one of the best fighters in the sport, arguably the second best overall in his division. Yet Fitch is undefeated in his last six fights and continues to be overlooked in championship fights. Needless to say, Fitch is angry and appears to be done playing Mr. Nice Guy.

For those of you that don’t know Fitch’s story, Fitch fought BJ Penn to a draw in his last fight at UFC 127. Fitch ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , ,

3 years ago

Matt Hughes Picks GSP To Beat Diaz, Would Beat Anderson

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UFC Hall of Fame fighter Matt Hughes was asked about a little upcoming fight you may have heard about between Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz. Hughes not only thinks GSP will win, but also thinks his former rival would take care of The Spider.

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes knows Georges St-Pierre pretty well. Hughes has fought GSP more than anyone else. As a matter of a fact, he even handed one of GSP’s only two losses in MMA. That is why I tend to give Hughes a lot more credibility in breaking down the fights of someone he spent over twenty minutes of time with in competition.

The UFC offers their fan club members an opportunity to speak to a UFC star over the weekend at a UFC live event. Matt Hughes drew that duty at UFC 132 and answered a variety ..click here to read more , , , , ,

3 years ago

Give Wanderlei Silva One More UFC Fight

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Wanderlei Silva delivered on his promise to UFC fans at UFC 132. Wanderlei promised a brawl and for 0:27, he gave them one. Silva is being rewarded for this great fight with the possibility of losing his job.

“People love him so much because of the way he fights and his style and the type of person he is,” Dana White said. “But yeah, (it’s) probably the end of the road for Wanderlei.”

Dana White always complains when UFC fighters give fans boring fights. Yet one of the few UFC fighters who promised and delivered an exciting fight is facing the prospect of losing his job for it. Wanderlei Silva promised the UFC fans that he would give them a brawl, he did, and 0:28 later is on the verge of being cut. Wanderlei deserves more, especially at least one more fight before the UFC terminates ..click here to read more , , , , ,

3 years ago

UFC 132: Cruz Vs. Faber Results – Cruz Retains, Ortiz Survives (Video)

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The UFC delivered fireworks Saturday night at UFC 132 with exciting fights, fast knockouts, and an absolute classic five-round main-event between UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber.

Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber will go down as one of the great main-event fights in UFC history. These two guys fought at a frenetic pace for 25 minutes, never slowing down for five full rounds of action. I think that at the end of the day this fight came down to a few takedowns in favor of Cruz.

These guys barely left their feet nor slowed down for five rounds. Cruz went for takedowns but Faber popped right back up. Faber regularly connected on Cruz coming out of the clinch which I thought may have been a difference maker here. Both men were rocked a few times, yet I never got the impression that ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , ,

3 years ago

Tito Ortiz Backtracks On Criticisms Of Ryan Bader’s Wrestling

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Tito Ortiz called out Ariel Helwani the middle of a UFC 132 press conference for trying to “start sh*t” between him and Ryan Bader but a further look back indicates that Tito may be doing a bit of back tracking. Imagine that.

I watched the UFC 132 press conference on Thursday and was a bit taken back when Tito attacked Helwani for asking Bader about the accusations Ortiz made about Bader’s weak wrestling. Unless I missed something, Ortiz did criticize Bader’s wrestling earlier in an interview earlier in the week with…Helwani! So I took a look back at the original interview and the press conference to see whether Helwani was starting trouble or accurately quoting Ortiz. I’ll give you one guess as to how this is going to turn out?

It all started in mid-week on MMAfighting.com. Helwani caught up with Tito ..click here to read more , , ,

3 years ago

UFC 132: Faber Vs. Cruz Betting Preview & Picks

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UFC 132: A Look Through the Eyes of a Gambling Man

This Saturday live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada the UFC returns with yet another offering that was robbed of it’s headliner. Although this one wasn’t as last minute as last weekend’s Marquardt vs. Story cancellation, this card is surely hurting from a slight lack of star power after the loss of BJ Penn vs. Jon Fitch 2. However, what remains is still a very solid fight card, with a lot of intriguing fights and of course, several great betting opportunities. Let’s take a look at some of them.

The first thing that anyone looking to bet on MMA needs to learn about is the website BestFightOdds (www.bestfightodds.com) this is a must check for the serious gambler. It provides up to the minute line movements on every major MMA ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 years ago

UFC 132: Faber Vs. Cruz Preview & Predictions

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It has been a wild week in Zuffaland: Nate Marquardt was cut from the UFC one day before UFC on Versus 4 due to a failed medical, Cheick Kongo showed what a great chin and your opponents’ lowered hands can do by knocking out Pat Barry in spectacular fashion, and the production unit must be running on fumes between last Friday’s Strikeforce: Challengers show, UFC on Versus, and, the subject at hand, UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV this Saturday night.

The main event, while not being billed as such, is a rematch between current Bantamweight champ, Dominick Cruz, and former Featherweight champ, Urijah Faber, who handed Cruz his first and only loss back at WEC 26 in March 2007. That being said, “let’s take a look at the Board” to quote Will ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , ,

3 years ago

UFC 2011 Summer Events Preview

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The UFC is gearing up for one of the hottest summers in company history. MMA fans will get six UFC shows to sink their teeth into over the next three months. The UFC saved the best for last as UFC 134 headlines the summer UFC events calendar.

The UFC have borrowed pro wrestling’s “card subject to change” a lot lately due to a collection of injuries which have taken some of UFC’s biggest summer fights off of the schedule. Four UFC champions will sit on the disabled list this summer giving way for a lot of top contenders to set the stage for the fall and winter of the UFC.

Keeping in mind recent history of match changes, here is a quick UFC 2011 summer events preview. Come back closer to fight day to read full previews of the cards. Today I take a look at the biggest fights of the summer ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 years ago

B.J. Penn Wants To Fight On UFC 134

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While the UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami card is close to being finalized, it won’t stop one future UFC Hall of Fame fighter from asking for a spot. Former UFC champion B.J. Penn is going public with his desire to fight in Brazil and pay tribute to the home of BJJ.

Fighters Only Magazine reports that Penn badly wants to compete on the August UFC event. Penn has even made preliminary training plans for a potential UFC 134 fight. Penn told the magazine that he would set up camp a month early if he were to get a fight in Rio.

“He says he will go to train at the Nova Uniao facility in Rio de Janeiro for a month in advance if he gets a slot on the card.”

Penn’s hopes were reignited at UFC 129 when he tells the magazine he had a ..click here to read more , , , , ,

3 years ago

Faber vs. Cruz Rematch Tops UFC 132 Fight Card

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Dominick Cruz will defend his UFC bantamweight title at UFC 132Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz will get a chance to put bantamweights on the MMA map. Faber vs. Cruz will headline UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber 2 marking the first time a bantamweight fight has headlined a UFC event. UFC vets Wanderlei Silva and Tito Ortiz provide the support on a stacked UFC 132 card.

The long awaited Cruz vs. Faber rematch will top a stacked UFC 132 card featuring a plethora of intriguing matches for hardcore MMA fans. The July 2 UFC MGM Grand event will feature support underneath by two MMA legends as Tito Ortiz and Wanderlei Silva are matched up in fights guaranteed to keep the Vegas fans on their feet.

Wanderlei Silva vs. Chris Leben will likely ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , ,

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