Post by TsarSamuil on May 25, 2015 11:31:07 GMT -5
ANDREI ARLOVSKI SAYS HE ‘ALMOST QUIT’ DURING UFC 187 SLUGFEST WITH TRAVIS BROWNE.
Sherdog.com BY MIKE SLOAN MAY 23, 2015
Former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski went toe-to-toe with Travis Browne at UFC 187 and produced a fight for the ages, one of the best slugfests the Octagon has ever seen.
But it almost didn’t unfold the way it did.
Arlovski, who held the UFC heavyweight title almost a decade ago, had to dig deeper than he ever had before in order to score a sensational knockout. The “Pit Bull” badly rocked Browne early in the first round, couldn’t finish him, and then rocked him again -- and again, and again.
However, Arlovski got a little too careless during the maelstrom and was dropped by a right hand. The punch was so vicious that the Chicago-based Belarusian was virtually out, but somehow he was able to climb back to his feet and continue to swing for the fences. Both men were on Queer Street, and both were virtually sapped of energy before Arlovski finally knocked out “Hapa.”
“Man, I was tired. I almost quit,” Arlovski admitted after the bout. “There were so many punches being thrown and I was so tired.”
Good thing for the fans glued to their TVs that Arlovksi hung tough and finished the job, or else he may not have won. He also said that he was injured going into the battle.
“I hurt my leg during my last workout on Thursday,” the former champ revealed. “We finished up training and I told my coach I wanted to go one more round just to test my reactions. We were moving around and he kicked me on the inside of my shin, and I got a little cocky and started dancing around and I felt something in my leg. I thought my coach kicked me again so I asked him, but he said no. I really don’t know how it happened, but the UFC doctors were there right away and they took care of me. I’m really grateful for the care they gave me.”
Arlovski pocketed a $50,000 bonus for his participation in the “Fight of the Night,” and considering that he just knocked out one of the UFC’s top heavyweights, it’s possible that Arlovski -- once considered a washed-up shell of himself -- could potentially challenge for the title.
MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko announces he is returning to the ring. 🐐🏆
RT.com 15 Jul, 2015 16:37
The retired Russian mixed martial arts fighter Fedor Emelianenko says he is considering returning to the ring, with the 38 year-old mentioning he is leaving his position as an advisor to the Russian sports ministry, according to TASS.
Nicknamed the ‘Last Emperor,’ Emelianenko is widely considered to be one of the greatest athletes the sport has ever seen. However, following a three-year absence from MMA, he has decided now might be the time to return to competitive action.
"It's extremely important for any athlete to do what you love, to work out during training sessions and to prove yourself in competition, while representing your country," Emelianenko said in the statement published on the website of the Russian MMA organization.
"I've been working at the ministry of sport and I have managed to help with the development of martial arts. I have helped out sports federations and have learnt about problems in our sport and tried to solve them as best as I could. Now I feel it’s high time to get back into action,” he added.
It is unknown who the ‘Last Emperor’ may possibly fight in a comeback, though his return would be highly anticipated within the world of MMA.
“We are now in the middle of negotiations with promotion companies. Once we have reached an agreement, there will be information about the date of the fight and who my opponent will be,” the 38 year-old said.
He also said that he hopes his return will be a way “to help other fighters to grow as professionals.”
Emelianenko is a multiple MMA world champion across different organizations. He won 34 professional fights with only four losses and one draw – which is an absolute record for the sport. In just under a decade between December 22, 2000 and June 26, 2010 he was unbeaten in 28 fights.
However, between 2010 and 2012, he suffered three defeats, which led him to doubt his form. Three victories soon followed, but by then Emelianenko decided it was time to retire.
"I managed to recover from my old injuries. For the last three years I have been maintaining my physical shape, but that's still not enough to compete at the highest level. Therefore I started to train more intensively recently. We have a good team who will help me to prepare for the fight," Emelianenko added.
Aside from MMA, the ‘Last Emperor’ is also a four-time sambo world champion and won a bronze medal at the Russian judo championships.
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Post by TsarSamuil on Sept 8, 2015 12:07:00 GMT -5
Americans play wrong anthem after Russia takes gold at World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas.
RT.com 8 Sep, 2015 14:08
Mixing up anthems is a trap that many events and organizations have fallen into. The World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas has followed suit, with the award ceremony paused mid-song, followed by an awkward version of the correct tune.
Two-time Greco-Roman wrestling world champion Roman Vlasov (2011, 2015) had to defeat two world champions en route to the finals, where he faced Danish Mark Madsen. The Russian thought all his hard work had finally paid off, and it was time to relax and bask in his glory.
But several seconds into the song he realized that something was very out of place… that’s because the song that was blasting through the speakers was actually Mikhail Glinka’s ‘Patrioticheskaya Pesnya’ (Patriotic Song) – a piece very briefly used as the Russian anthem during the tumultuous ’90s, before Vladimir Putin’s administration reinstated the world-famous melody at the turn of the millennium.
As Vlasov stood there, dumbfounded, someone must’ve caught on to his look of surprise, because the song was finally paused. That came only at the 49-second mark, however. The champion then politely gestured to whomever was in charge to correct the mistake. According to Kommersant daily, the champ refused to come down from the pedestal until the Americans played the correct anthem.
“I didn’t immediately realize what anthem was playing. But when the music stopped, I told the organizers I wouldn’t budge from the spot until I heard the real Russian anthem,” he said.
“We bust our backs all year round for this moment. I would have stood there until my legs gave out!”
Championships management promptly corrected the mistake, but followed it up with a rather giddy and cartoonish version of the current Russian anthem.
Only two days ago, the boss of the Russian Wrestling Federation, Mikhail Mamashvili, was denied a visa to the US. No explanation was offered.
For Vlasov, the win became the second in his career. The athlete is also an Olympic champion in the under-74kg category.
Post by TsarSamuil on Oct 25, 2015 16:54:26 GMT -5
Russia: See strongman Savkin pull 335,000kg T-54B tank.
Ruptly TV Oct 24, 2015
Ivan Savkin, mostly known as the "Russian Hercules," achieved a new unbelievable record by pulling a T-54B tank, weighing in at around 37 tons (74,000 pounds, 335,656 kilogram), in Vladivostok, Saturday.
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Post by TsarSamuil on Oct 27, 2015 20:15:58 GMT -5
Does that mean he will fight for Russia and earn medals for Russia??
Russia: Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. on the verge of full Russian citizenship.
Ruptly TV Oct 27, 2015
American boxer Roy Jones Jr. said it is "good to be back home" after he arrived in Moscow on Monday to receive the Russian citizenship. Dozens of fans were waiting for the famous boxer holding banners and Russian flags.
Post by TsarSamuil on Nov 29, 2015 15:12:06 GMT -5
Tyson Fury stuns Wladimir Klitschko to become world heavyweight champion.
RT.com 29 Nov, 2015 08:41
Britain’s Tyson Fury, 27, beat Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko, 39, by a unanimous decision over 12 rounds to win the three main titles and become the world heavyweight boxing champion in Dusseldorf on Saturday night.
The fight was cagey and messy, with Fury's greater speed, reach and ambidexterity proving too much for the nine-year defending champion.
Klitschko started defensively and could not get out of his shell from the first round. Fury found the opening rounds easy going and by the fourth those in attendance realized Klitschko simply wasn't aggressive enough to win the 12 rounds, and in current form would find a knockout blow impossible to land.
By the time Klitschko came out of his shell in the ninth round, he still wasn't forward enough, and Fury, now tiring, fought a defensive final four rounds (and got docked a point for rabbit punches) to win the fight. Fury, who was awarded the fight 115-112, 115-112, 116-111 on the judges' scorecards, is now the WBA, IBF and WBO champion.
Fury constantly tried to unsettle Klitschko during the build up to the fight, with posts on Twitter and comments to the press about how he was going to crush Klitschko. His methods included dressing up as 'Batman' in one press conference, impersonating Bette Milder in a public workout and posting the 'Watermelon' video on Twitter.
Fury thrived in the underdog role and took full advantage of it. Whether Fury got into Klitschko's head, or whether it was simply an issue of age versus youth, this was Fury taking a big step up in class. The British boxer did the unexpected, surprising Klitschko at the start of the fight, making sure he was unsettled enough not to unleash his famed right cross and taunting his opponent in the middle rounds.
In a fight where Klitschko was expected to control the bout and grind down his opponent, Fury reversed the tables by fighting smart, using unorthodox moves. Most importantly, he kept Klitschko pegged back for almost the entire fight, surprising the champion with moves like this:
After the fight Fury was magnanimous towards Klitschko, thanking him and referring to his pre-fight approach as 'fun and games'. He also performed a rendition of Aerosmith's I Don't Want To Miss A Thing to the delight of his fans in attendance.
There was talk of a rematch after the fight, but that may be premature. Fury's camp will be looking at a potential fight with America's WBC champion Deontay Wilder. A win over Wilder would make Fury the undisputed world heavyweight champion.
Deontay Wilder welcomed the speculation after Saturday night's fight, tweeting:
For now though, the aptly named Tyson Fury is the new world heavyweight champion, but he will find defending his title a tougher proposition than winning it now that he is no longer the underdog.
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Post by TsarSamuil on Dec 22, 2015 12:47:50 GMT -5
Punching hard for Xmas: MMA great Monson gets Russian passport, will enter ring under Russian flag.
RT.com 22 Dec, 2015 12:05
Mixed martial arts fighter Jeff Monson is the latest sports star to receive Russian citizenship after legendry boxer Roy Jones Jr. was given a Russian passport. Monson is set to take part in his first fight for his new country on Christmas Day.
“It’s true that my request to receive Russian citizenship has been approved. Now I need to wait for a couple of days and wait for my passport. However, all of the necessary signatures have been taken care of,” Monson told the R-Sport news agency.
“On Friday I will enter the ring under a Russian flag. I'm relieved that it finally happened cause it's been a long time, I'm very excited. I feel a lot of pressure to fight for Russia, it's a big responsibility," he added.
The 44-year-old is one of the best-known mixed martial arts fighters in the business, with 58 wins in his career. He is hoping to notch up win number 59 and his first for Russia on December 25, when he faces Cameroon’s Donald Njatah in a fight just outside Moscow.
Monson is a colorful character outside of the ring and a self-confessed anarchist. He has been a fierce critic of US foreign policy, lamenting Washington’s involvement in foreign wars and US bases popping up around the globe, while he also championed the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement.
“We are an empire. Like I said, we are trying to spread American capitalism, American 'democracy' throughout the world, to let free trade of money, our businesses and corporations, infiltrate other countries, have new markets open up all over the world. I think it's all a part of a master plan,” he told RT in an interview in 2013.
Monson is not the only sportsmen to have been granted citizenship recently. During his prime, Roy Jones Jr. was regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world. He was granted Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin in September and received his new passport at a ceremony in Moscow in October.
The 46-year-old entered the ring on December 12 against Enzo Maccarinelli, but suffered a demoralizing defeat against the Briton, leading some members of the boxing community to call for him to hang up his gloves for good.
Miocic knocked out Fabricio Werdum to become the undisputed Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight titleholder in the UFC 198 headliner on Saturday at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. An unconscious Werdum (20-6-1, 8-3 UFC) hit the canvas 2:47 into round one, an eerie hush passing over the 40,000-plus fans in attendance.
The two men traded punches and kicks before Werdum made his move -- and his mistake. The 38-year-old Kings MMA rep charged forward and walked right into a counter right hook from the backpedaling Miocic (15-2, 9-2 UFC). His lights were out before he landed on the mat, his reign atop the heavyweight division and six-fight winning streak at an end.
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Post by TsarSamuil on Jan 25, 2018 17:19:38 GMT -5
Joe Rogan suspects Francis Ngannou didn’t train any wrestling for UFC 220 title bout.
Joe Rogan thinks Francis Ngannou may have had inadequate preparation for his title bout against Stipe Miocic.
BloodyElbow.com By Lewis Mckeever@Mckeever89 Jan 24, 2018, 5:30pm EST
Francis Ngannou’s hype train came to a halt at UFC 220, when the heavyweight title challenger found most of his offense neutralized by reigning champion Stipe Miocic in the main event at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ngannou, 31, had moments of success in the opening two rounds but was unable to counter Miocic’s wrestling-heavy gameplan, which earned the champ a clear-cut unanimous decision win.
UFC commentator Joe Rogan, who spoke to both men in the post-fight interview, isn’t sure if ‘The Predator’ trained any grappling in the lead-up to UFC 220 and says that that kind of preparation is unacceptable in the modern era of mixed martial arts.
“Before, everyone was saying, ‘Oh my God, he’s in tremendous shape, everything is amazing,’” Rogan said on a recent episode of the JRE MMA Show podcast, per MMA Junkie. “Then afterwards it’s like, ‘Oh, he doesn’t train on the ground.’ What? He doesn’t train on the ground? They go, ‘All he wants to do is strike.’ You can’t let him do that. You can’t let him.
“He’s going to fight a Division-I wrestler,” he continued. “How is he going to do this? How is he going to stand up? He’s going to magically get up? You have to train it.”
Ngannou, who made his professional MMA debut in 2013, seemed to rely solely on his size and athleticism to counter Miocic’s takedowns.
But it wasn’t enough.
The Cameroonian didn’t know what to do once the fight hit the ground and admitted that he underestimated Stipe at the post-fight press conference. Despite his relative inexperience, Ngannou still troubled Miocic early on and was a threat for the entire five rounds.
The knockout artist said he learned a lot from UFC 220 and, with the right adjustments, could be a future heavyweight champion.
UFC Fight Night 127 results: Alexander Volkov KOs Fabricio Werdum, stays perfect in UFC.
Mmajunkie.com John Morgan | March 17, 2018 7:25 pm
LONDON – Alexander Volkov struggled with Fabricio Werdum’s vaunted ground game in the early going, but “Drago” was able to survive on the mat early before finishing his opponent on the feet late.
The heavyweight bout was the main event of today’s UFC Fight Night 127 event at The O2 in London. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass.
Werdum did run forward with his traditional fight-starting flying kick, smiling at his opponent when it missed and then changing levels and quickly taking the action to the canvas. With Volkov forced to guard, Werdum postured and punches when he saw the openings.
Volkov briefly worked to a seated position, but Werdum drug him off the cage and resumed his attack. Werdum postured repeatedly, bringing down big right hands. Volkov was finally able to pick an ankle and sweep his way to the top, and a big uppercut landed on the feet, stunning Werdum. Volkov continued to strike, landing a few stiff punches, and Werdum fell pretty willingly to the canvas. Volkov didn’t follow, but it didn’t matter, since Werdum scored another takedown in the final minute. Werdum finished the round on top, but it came at a price, with his right eye visibly busted up at the bell.
Werdum threw a few big kicks to open the second, but he quickly looked to get the action back down to the canvas. Volkov was up to the task, easily pushing his opponent and keeping range. Volkov caught another kick and swept his opponent to the floor but immediately backed away and told Werdum to stand.
Werdum did get the action down with a takedown just past the halfway mark of the frame. and he again looked to strike while Volkov worked a closed guard. The crowd got restless at points, as Werdum controlled from the top and looked to strike. An elbow opening a gash on Volkov’s forehead, and Werdum tried for a kimura late in the round but couldn’t break his opponent’s grip.
Werdum again rushed forward with a flying kick to start the third, though Volkov easily stepped to the side. Volkov landed a right hand on the feet, and Werdum staggered briefly before rolling through and earning a takedown. Volkov was able to move back to his feet, and Werdum’s right eye was a complete mess. He tried to arm drag Volkov to the floor, earning completes of grabbing the glove, but the fight returned to the feet.
With Werdum visibly slowing, Volkov tried to set him up for a decisive blow. However, Werdum stayed mobile and declined to offer a steady target. Werdum willingly went to the floor, grabbing a leg and nearly taking the back, but Volkov was able to slip away after a few concerning moments. Werdum dove for a takedown in the final minute, but he simply couldn’t get the action to the canvas.
Volkov walked forward in the fourth, looking to capitalize on the feet. Werdum countered by diving for the leg and then looking to slip under and move to the back. Volkov prevented the move, settling in his opponent’s guard and staring angrily at him when Werdum simply tried to control the wrists.
Volkov backed away to reset, and when Werdum moved to the feet, it marked the beginning of the end. Landing a few clean right hands, Volkov staggered his opponent and immediately seized his opportunity. Sensing a chance to finish, Volkov continued to unleash punched, sending Werdum crashing to the canvas. Volkov followed, and referee Marc Goddard halted the contest at the 1:38 mark of the fourth.
Volkov (30-6 MMA, 4-0 UFC) has now earned back-to-back stoppage wins, while Werdum (23-8-1 MMA, 11-5 UFC) sees a two-fight winning streak snapped.
UFC Fight Night 127 results: Jan Blachowicz edges Jimi Manuwa in thriller, sets up trilogy fight.
Mmajunkie.com John Morgan | March 17, 2018 6:52 pm
LONDON – While it was a rematch that few fans were demanding, Jan Blachowicz earned a hard-fought decision win over Jimi Manuwa in a thriller that may demand a trilogy.
The light heavyweight bout was the co-main event of today’s UFC Fight Night 127 event at The O2 in London. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass.
Manuwa flashed a high kick in the opening seconds that came dangerously close to landing clean. Blachowicz stayed at range on the outside, and Manuwa stalked, firing a few massive hooks that missed. Manuwa did drive a big shot to the body, and every moment seemed tense as he moved forward. Blachowicz did offer some return fire, but his attention as largely on defense before a perfect counter combination sent Manuwa crashing to the floor. Blachowicz jumped on top to finish, but Manuwa crawled back to his feet.
Blachowicz continued to lace out wide hooks and powerful uppercuts that again found the mark as Manuwa tried to regain his senses. The two moved to the clinch, where Manuwa tried to slow things down, though Blachowicz eventually pulled away and continued to look for the finishing blow. To his credit, Manuwa swung furiously until the bell, looking to change his fortunes.
Manuwa again opened quickly in the second, rifling out a high kick that missed. Blachowicz’s jab started to land clean, popping his opponent’s head back, but Manuwa countered with a big shot to the body. With the crowd chanting Manuwa’s name, he pressed forward, though Blachowicz found a away through the guard with more big shots that bloodied his opponent’s face.
Blachowicz briefly took the fight to the floor, trying to get to the back, but Manuwa was able to spin free and move back to the feet. A Manuwa low kick briefly buckled his opponent’s legs, and a few right hands behind snapped his head back. Blachowicz swung back, and two traded concussive blows on the feet. A Manuwa high kick landed clean, and they continued to trade until a late clinch before the bell.
Blachowicz landed the first shots of the third round, though Manuwa walked throuhg them and looked to answer. A big Blachowicz left landed clean, but Manuwa continued to walk forward. The crowd again began to chant Manuwa’s name, urging him to attack. Blachowicz stayed busy with the jab, retreating and looking to counter. Both men landed clean on occasion, and blood poured from Manuwa’s nose and mouth.
Manuwa tried to tee up the homerun shot, but Blachowicz countered perfectly, again using the hook and uppercut to great success. Manuwa was exhausted in the final minute but still walked forward and looked for a massive blow. However, Blachowicz put an end to that, driving through for a takedown that saw him finish the fight on top, taking homa decision win on the judges’ cards, 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27.
With the result, Blachowicz (22-7 MMA, 5-4 UFC) avenges a 2015 loss to Manuwa (17-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC), who has now dropped two consecutive contests for the first time in his career.
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Bellator 198 results: Fedor Emelianenko stuns Frank Mir with first-round TKO.
hmmajunkie.com By: Matt Erickson | April 28, 2018 11:30 pm
ROSEMONT, Ill. – The legendary “Last Emperor” isn’t done yet. Far from it.
Fedor Emelianenko (37-5 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) knocked out Frank Mir (18-12 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) in the first round to move on to the semifinals of Bellator’s heavyweight tournament. The stoppage came just 48 seconds into the opening frame with Mir left stunned on the canvas.
The heavyweight bout in the opening round of Bellator’s grand prix tournament was the main event of today’s Bellator 198 event at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., near Chicago. It aired on Paramount following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Emelianenko went to the center of the cage and then backed away when Mir threw a kick. Seconds later, Mir landed a right hand and put Emelianenko on the canvas. But Emelianenko worked through it and returned to slam Mir to the canvas.
After that, the two went back to the center – and that’s when all hell broke loose, and not in Mir’s favor. With Mir coming forward throwing a barrage of punches, Emelianenko calmly backed up and planted a left uppercut squarely on Mir’s chin. Mir fell face first to the canvas, and Emelianenko pounced on him with several punches on the canvas until referee Mike Beltran shut things down.
The end came just 48 seconds after the fight began.
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TsarSamuil: Medicines aren't allowed to be sold on the market without a 15 year trial period, to determine short n long term effects. Sputnik just turned 1 year, others not even that, just months, how can we determine long term effects without the data from long term
Aug 24, 2021 11:22:20 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: exposure? Does anyone have a time machine to go 14 years or so into the future n come back n say whether we have good vaccines? Fear makes world abandon its own standards..Besides, vaccines for other illnesses that have been developed for YEARS actually
Aug 24, 2021 11:23:40 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: help. These covid vaccines are literally SHIT, why else do they demand you take 1, 2 n now 3 shots? The problem is also a disease becomes resilient if u administer a weak vaccine that doesn't do the job proper. Allow illness to survive just makes it strong
Aug 24, 2021 11:25:04 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: instead if we go by the book, we should all wait for a really good vaccine to take out the illness for good. Now...we may never get rid of it..but understandably the world economy has a hard time dealing with lock downs, but that is just needless panic
Aug 24, 2021 11:27:06 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: why Swe had fared well with country not being locked down? Because they are cold people, keeping distance was the thing before covid-19 was ever heard of, I hope world doesn't become like that, but some could use a little common sense n change in behavior.
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:12 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: It's no wonder covid hits so many Arabs in the country, stupid bastards..
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:38 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: If I go to H&M a new shirt, if an Arab wants to buy a pair of pants, not only is his whole family along, his friends, even his freaking grandmother is along n all chattering along in a big dumb group of ignorance..
Aug 24, 2021 11:33:05 GMT -5
Boro: Thx for the response. I'm not sure... It seems the vaccines work, at least people aren't dying of Covid. Those who get ill have a problem, it's not "just a flu". Maybe it's from a chinese laboratory, who knows...
Aug 24, 2021 13:46:55 GMT -5
Boro: I agree regarding Arabs..
Aug 24, 2021 13:50:39 GMT -5
Boro: Be glad, Sweden isn't overpopulated.
Aug 24, 2021 14:11:49 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: true, vaccines do help somewhat, maybe better than nothing..I hope in 2022 we can come out of this nightmare..
Aug 24, 2021 15:38:24 GMT -5
Boro: Horrible times, indeed.
Aug 24, 2021 15:47:41 GMT -5