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Ariel Helwani spoke with UFC fighter, Diego Sanchez, on the MMA Hour about Daniel Bryan using his YES! chant in the WWE. Sanchez said he doesn’t mind and that they should work together in the future. Enjoy the video after the jump.
From mmafighting.com –
Two of my favorite industry people, not named Paul Heyman, got together and discussed all things MMA and it’s effect on the sports entertainment business. CM Punk visited Arial Helwani’s MMA Hour show this week and some interesting tidbits were dropped. Here’s what CM Punk had to say about Triple H’s recent statement about how the UFC has to evolve:
“Triple H just doesn’t get mixed martial arts. he doesn’t watch it either. Saying the UFC needs to evolve, I guess he’s not wrong, but I think he’s missing the picture that UFC is evolving.”
The interview is twenty minutes well spent and is available right after the jump.
I’m a huge fan of UFC Fighter, Jung Chan-Sung, otherwise known as the Korean Zombie. The transcript of the show was translated by the lovely Ms. Hana K. of Supahcute.com! A special thanks and shout out goes out to her! Part 2 of the Korean Zombie’s visit is after the jump.
A little background – “Star King” is a Korean variety show similar to “America’s Got Talent.” The host or MC Kang Ho-Dong was a former ssireum (traditional Korean wrestling) champion who later became a comedian who eventually became one of the highest-earning MCs in Korea. He is joined on the stage by several Korean celebrities including K-pop stars and comedians.
The first match you see is Korean Zombie vs. Dongi “The Ox” Yang, UFC middleweight and a fellow member of Korean Top Team. “The Ox” is fighting this Saturday at UFC Fight Night #25 on Spike. As the announcers note, there is a substantial weight difference between the two. At 0:25, the subtitle on the screen describes the fight as “Strength vs. Speed.”
At 1:16, the announcer says, “In this situation, you have to be careful of the twister.” They call it Korean Zombie’s signature move.
Arianny Celeste presents him with the “SFC” belt 1:51. “SFC” is something they made up – Saturday Fighting Championship.
At 2:14, Korean Zombie tries to “choke out” Kang Ho-Dong who responds that he almost farted on live TV. He warns KZ to avoid any dangerous moves.
2:38 Kang Ho-Dong: Why did you try to choke me?
KZ: I like Kang Ho-Dong so much. When would I ever get the chance to do that again? So I tried it.
Kang: Why would you choke someone you like?
2:48 KZ: I’m a pervert like that.
3:04 attention shifts to Arianny.
After Arianny praise KZ, Kang asks him to translate for the Korean fans (3:59).
4:00 – KZ: She likes me that much. I like her, too!
Kang: Do you have a girlfriend?
They make them stare at each other to see if there is any attraction.
From mmafighting.com –
After the Warmaster’s dominating performance at the semi-finals of the Strikeforce Grand Prix, Ariel Helwani’s mind is melted by Josh Barnett’s Jedi tongue. Barnett references tons of professional wrestling here from Gordon Solie and Randy Savage to the Hulkster and Jim Crockett. The Warmaster also speaks about New York Fashion Week. If you still come away with this disliking the Warmaster, haters gonna hate. See the video after the warp.
From MMAweekly –
UFC President and CEO, Dana White, confirmed that Brock Lesnar will be back in the octagon in 2012. Here’s what Dana White said about Brock on the day of the momentous UFC deal with the FOX network.
Brock is going to get back in the gym in September. (He’s) Going to start training again. Because he hasn’t done anything since his surgery, training-wise. So Brock will probably be back (by) the first of the year.
Watch the video of Dana White below courtesy of MMAweekly.com. He speaks about Brock Lesnar at around the 2:33 mark.
Brock Lesnar released the following short clip today to announce, “I’m Back.” At around the 1:33 mark here’s what Brock had to say.
Right now one day at a time for me. My future I believe there’s still a bright future for me in the UFC. My health is a 100 percent. I feel great. My motivation is there. I want to get on the map again. I want to become the UFC Heavyweight Champion again. I believe I will do that.
The return of Brock Lesnar is always good for business.
Brock Lesnar joined UFC President Dana White on this afternoon’s media conference call to announce he was pulling out of the UFC 131 main event, in which a number one contender would be crowned to face UFC Undisputed Heavyweight Champion CAIN VELASQUEZ sometime this Fall.
In a stunning announcement, Lesnar announced he has suffered a relapse of Diverticulitis, and will not be able to compete against Dos Santos on June 11th. DANA WHITE announced Dos Santos would instead face SHANE CARWIN in the main event in Vancouver.
“I want to thank the UFC, I want to thank Mr. White and I want to apologize to Junior dos Santos and Spike TV,” Brock told the media on the call, “This is an unfortunate situation for me. I dodged a bullet about two years ago with Diverticulitis, at that time not knowing what the problem was .. (This disease) is something that never goes away. It’s something I’ve dealt with since the first occurrence and I’ve been battling it.”
Brock stated the recurrence of the disease didn’t allow him to train to full capabilities. “I was forced to make a decision to go back to the doctor this week,” Brock revealed, adding “I’m choked up about it and there’s nothing I can do.”
Dana White stated Brock “was all bummed out about pulling out of the fight … I told him (not to) worry about the fight … I’m glad it’s not life-threatening.”
“I love this sport and I love what I do,” Brock stated on the call, “This isn’t the end of Brock Lesnar!”
Heavy.com interview Part 2
Personally, I’d be stoked if I was picked to be on Brock’s team. Lesnar is a no-nonsense athlete and I’m sure he’s going to be putting forth his best effort on his path to regaining his World Heavyweight Title. As a coach, I think Brock will be phenomenal and I think his hardcore work ethic will be main thing his students benefit from. TUF 13 can’t come soon enough. Brock fans enjoy.
If anybody questions Brock Lesnar’s ability to coach, here’s a quick list of his coaching staff.
Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros (Received black belt from Rolls Gracie, multiple time BJJ World Champion)
Erik Paulson (His mix martial arts lineage is a who’s who of martial arts and catch wrestling from Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto to Karl Gotch and Mitsuyo Maeda)
Marty Morgan (Former Olympic Greco-Roman wrestler, Former Assistant Head Coach of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers wrestling team)
Boxing & Striking
Peter Welch (Former Golden Gloves champion)
Strength & Conditioning
Luke Richarson (Strength coach for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars)
Greg Nelson (World Champion Muay Thai instructor/coach)
Here’s a thorough breakdown of Brock’s coaching staff at mmamania.com
*video courtesy of heavy.com
WEC ended on the greatest of notes Thursday night. In the closing moments of the final round in the last match in WEC history, Anthony Pettis performed perhaps the greatest kick in MMA history. Pettis and his opponent, Ben Henderson, were practically dead even going into the final round. It’s arguable that Anthony Pettis swayed the judges with the spectacular kick off the cage wall that landed on Henderson’s chin and knocked him down. Pettis won the fight and became the new WEC Lightweight Champion and future number one contender to the UFC Lightweight Title.
Pettis officially named it “The Showtime Kick” at the post-fight conference. Pro wrestling fans probably have seen it executed before off the ropes in the form of Kaval’s Tidal Wave Kick, John Morrison’s Flying Chuck Kick and Dashing Cody Rhode’s Beautiful Disaster Kick. Thanks to the internets, gifs were available about ten minutes after the fight was over. Warning: there are two large gifs of the kick after the jump.