Sunday, November 29, 2009
Former UFC champion and MMA pioneer Pat Miletich (29-7-2) is in current negotiations for a summer return to the cage.
Pat reported his desire for a summer bout during his recent appearance on the most recent episode of ESPN.com's "MMA Live."
"I'm in negotiations with a couple different organizations right now," Miletich said. "I think I'll be fighting this summer, a big name guy, and it will definitely be on TV. It'll be exciting."
Miletich did not specify which organizations he was currently negotiating with, but the rapidly expanding Strikeforce organization recently inked "The Croatian Sensation" to a commentating deal.
Sources close to the organization indicated to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Strikeforce may be interested in promoting a bout between Miletich and fellow MMA legend Frank Shamrock.
Both Strikeforce officials and Shamrock denied that they were discussing that matchup when contacted by MMAjunkie.com. Shamrock did indicate he would be open to the possibility.
"I thought [Miletich] was retired," Shamrock said. "Well, tell him if he wants some to come and get it."
Shamrock is currently scheduled for an April 11 main event contest with Nick Diaz for Strikeforce, a bout in which Miletich has been announced as broadcast team member.
Miletich last appeared in December 2008 in a knockout win over Thomas Denny in the main event of Adrenaline MMA 2.
Promoted by Miletich's long-time associate and manager Monte Cox, Adrenaline MMA has a third event scheduled for May 30 in Atlantic City, N.J.
Cox was unavailable for comment when contacted by MMAjunkie.com to gauge his interest in booking another appearance for the 41-year-old Miletich.
Miletich's December 2008 bout was his first appearance since a September 2006 loss to Renzo Gracie in the now-defunct IFL.
by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Mar 21, 2009 at 7:25 pm ET
Monday, November 16, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Fedor Emelianenko has undergone surgery to repair a dislocated thumb after his two round hammering of Brett Rogers in last weeks StrikeForce event.
Immediately following the fight, it was reported that Fedor had probably sustained a broken hand, which was then changed to tendon and ligament damage.
Now that damage appears to have been a dislocated thumb the whole time. Emelianenko will apparently be in a light cast for just four to six weeks following an operation to add two pins to his hand. This isn't the first time Fedor has had trouble ith his hands, having broken bones at least twice in the past in this area. Given that he tends to fight every four to five months anyway, this injury shouldn't put back his next scheduled fight by very much.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Well FEDOR is still the baddest man on the planet like it or not! Brett Rogers was kind of a sore loser and should of congratulated Fedor,but instead made excuses and too much wanting a rematch...I don't think he'll get one cuz Strikeforce has a next heavyweight bout set to determine the next to face Fedor,you know somw will argue it got stopped early, but Breet didn't say that he just said it sucked and went on to say he shoulda let his hands go more ,so in real time people...Brett knew and didn't deny he lost...
- Fabricio Werdum beat Antonio Silva by unanimous decision
- Gegard Mousasi beat Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou by second-round TKO (strikes)
- Jake Shields beat Jason "Mayhem" Miller by unanimous decision
- Fedor Emelianenko beat Brett Rogers by second round TKO
Pre lim Results:
- Marloes Coenen beat Roxanne Modafferi by first-round submission (arm bar)
- Shamar Bailey beat John Kolosci by unanimous decision
- Christian Uflacker beat Jonatas Novaes by unanimous decision
- Nate Moore beat Louis Taylor by second-round submission (punches)
- Jeff Curran beat Dustin Neace by first-round submission (injury)
How the MAIN EVENT went as reported by wrestlingimpactcom
FEDOR VS. ROGERS RESULTS:
-Fedor Emelianenko vs. Bret Rogers
R1- Fedor gets a hold of Rogers early and tosses him to the ground, but Rogers is quick to his feet. Rogers presses Fedor against the cage, but they soon separate. Fedor connects with a big right hand hurting Rogers. Fedor swarms and gets the fight to the ground where he works from Rogers' half guard. Fedor goes for a kimura and Rogers reverses, landing and top reigning down huge bombs. Fedor goes for an armbar, but Rogers slips out. Fedor goes for a head and arm choke, but Rogers is able to slip out and pull full guard. Fedor moves out and swoops back in for a big punch but misses. The round ends with Fedor on top of Rogers.
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 Fedor Emelianenko
R2- Fedor starts to stalk forward with Rogers backing up
. The two engage and Fedor opens up a barrage of punches, mostly blocked by Rogers and Rogers is quick to fire back. Fedor blasts Rogers with a huge right hand that sends the big man down. Fedor follows up with a few more strikes before referee John McCarthy saw enough to stop the fight.
Fedor Emelianenko def. Brett Rogers by TKO (referee's stoppage due to strikes) at 1:48, R2
AND....for as long as it stays up...the video of the the TKO