Monday, February 25, 2008

MMA Weekly Wrap-Up for 2/25/08

Hi, and welcome back to another edition of the MMA Weekly Wrap-Up where we bring you all of the latest Mixed Martial Arts news and happenings found on the Internet. We’ve got some big events coming up soon, so let’s get to it!


This Saturday, March 1st, at UFC 82: Pride of a Champion in Columbus, Ohio; UFC Middleweight Champion, Andreson, “The Spider” Silva takes on the PRIDE 185lb Champion Dan Henderson to determine the undisputed Middleweight Champ.

This promises to be a very exciting match with both fighters at the top of their game. Although I personally believe Anderson Silva will take the night, I can’t imagine a better opponent than Dan Henderson. In fact, in this weight division there isn’t anyone who can threaten Silva.

The following Promo clip features Silva and Henderson, as well as the Heath Herring vs Cheick Kongo Heavyweight match. (I'm cheering for Kongo!)

For more expert predictions, let's go to Joanne from the MMA Girls for her take on this event:

Now, please remember that Joanne has warned you not to bet money on her predictions. This is especially important because, while she's right on the money for most of them (Alessio Sakara will destroy Chris "the Cry-Baby" Leben); She's wrong about the Main Card Anderson/Henderson fight. Anderson will take it in a great match!


Speaking of Chris Leban, The UFC Daily Report tells us that Leban has renewed his Contract for a nice bonus. Under the new contract, his $10,000 base-salary and $10,000 win-bonus are bumped up to $25,000 each.

UFC Daily Report does not specify the length of this new contract.
Leban appeared on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter T.V. Show, where he cried and pouted over loosing fights to Josh Koscheck and Kenny Florian. Although he has matured as a fighter since then, he still carries a bit of a spoiled demeanor and isn’t shy about having temper tantrums when things don’t go his way.

But things don’t seem quite so rosey for Leban’s fellow TUF First Season Fighter, Josh Koscheck. reports in an interview that Koscheck has considered letting his contract run out and may be looking for greener pastures elsewhere. He has fulfilled his fight quota and now only has time left under the UFC.

So, While Leban will be begin his new Contract in UFC 82 appearing on Pay Per View this Saturday, don’t expect to be seeing Koscheck vs Dustin Hazelett as he's been demoted to the Undercard.


The guys at supplied this link to National Public Radio’s quiz show called “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me” where contestants are asked questions about something they know absolutely nothing about. Somebody thought it might be fun to ask Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell to play. Actually, he does quite well, going getting 1 out of three questions right when asked about President Bush's family history. Go Iceman! also has a great list of the Eight Sickest Submissions Ever! Check it out - As always, it's really good.

Well, that's going to wrap up this week's Wrap-Up. Join us again next week for the 'Best of the Web' in Mixed Martial Arts,



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