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Posted on: April 2, 2011 2:49 pm
Edited on: April 4, 2011 10:33 pm
 

MMA2DAY Show Special Guest Sun. April 10 Fabricio

MMA2DAY Show Special Guest Sun. April 10: Fabricio Werdum & Erik Paulson


Fabricio Werdum!

Fighting:

Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum
Saturday, June 18, when STRIKEFORCE Heavyweight World Champion Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem (34-11, 1 NC) faces the only man to tap out Fedor, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist Fabricio Werdum (14-4-1), and hard-hitting Brett “The Grim” Rogers (11-2) meets former UFC champion Josh Barnett (29-5).


Erik Paulson is an assistant coach on The Ultimate Fighter- Team Lesnar





 

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Posted on: September 16, 2010 7:16 pm
Edited on: September 16, 2010 7:17 pm
 

Legal or Not Here They Come

Legal or Not Here They Come

 

Written by Penny Buffington

The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 kicked off its first episode Sept. 15<sup>th</sup> on Spike TV with the first 2 fights being that of the 2 Jefferson County men that made it on the show. The first round of fights determines if the contestant gets to continue. This would allow them to move into the house, become the final cast mates and get the chance to become The Ultimate Fighter. Pretty simple 2 – 5 min rounds in the octagon: You win: you’re in. You lose: you go home.

Winning the Ultimate Fighter could be huge for one of these upstate NY boys, potentially thrusting them into the explosively popular world of the UFC. The winner of the show gets a contract guaranteeing them a stipulated amount of fights with the UFC.  If one of them wins the show, the fights wherever held, will not be in their hometown state. Mixed martial arts competitions are still illegal in the state of New York.  It is legal in all other states except 6 of them.

The first fight was between Marc Stevens and TJ O’Brien. Marc resides in Lorraine NY. He owns Jiu Jitsu Nation located in Watertown. He says he has over 300 students. He has a mixed martial arts record of 12 wins 5 losses.

The coaches on the show are current UFC welterweight title holder Georges St-Pierre and season 1 contestant Josh Koscheck. After the shows finale these 2 will fight for that title on Dec 11<sup>th</sup>. Stevens says, “I actually wrestled for Josh Koscheck at the University of Buffalo. I don’t have an ongoing relationship with him but he does know me a little bit.”

Just before the fight began Josh told UFC President Dana White, “He is an ok wrestler but, we’ll see.”

What we saw was a striker! While referee Steve Mazzagatti watched over in just 13 seconds Marc defeated his opponent with strikes to the face; TKO victory. Happy with his win Marc yells to Josh, “Remember me now?” To which Josh laughs with Dana White and replies, “Yes we do.” He also said, “I think probably a record for the Ultimate Fighter. I don’t think I have ever seen one that quick.”

St Pierre added, “Marc Stevens has got a lot of power. He is a very, very dangerous guy.”

The next match up featured Watertown resident and manager of CNY MMA Gym located in Watertown as well: Spencer Paige and Steve Magedaleno . Spencer has a mixed martial arts record of 7 wins 2 losses.

After an exciting match lasting both rounds the fight ended by unanimous decision Paige being the victor.

Now it’s official both New Yorkers are in contention to be THE Ultimate Fighter. The show airs Wed nights at 10 pm eastern time.


Spencer Paige at CNY MMA

Photo taken by Eddie Buffington

 

 

 

Posted on: September 16, 2010 7:16 pm
Edited on: September 16, 2010 7:17 pm
 

Legal or Not Here They Come

Legal or Not Here They Come

 

Written by Penny Buffington

The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 kicked off its first episode Sept. 15<sup>th</sup> on Spike TV with the first 2 fights being that of the 2 Jefferson County men that made it on the show. The first round of fights determines if the contestant gets to continue. This would allow them to move into the house, become the final cast mates and get the chance to become The Ultimate Fighter. Pretty simple 2 – 5 min rounds in the octagon: You win: you’re in. You lose: you go home.

Winning the Ultimate Fighter could be huge for one of these upstate NY boys, potentially thrusting them into the explosively popular world of the UFC. The winner of the show gets a contract guaranteeing them a stipulated amount of fights with the UFC.  If one of them wins the show, the fights wherever held, will not be in their hometown state. Mixed martial arts competitions are still illegal in the state of New York.  It is legal in all other states except 6 of them.

The first fight was between Marc Stevens and TJ O’Brien. Marc resides in Lorraine NY. He owns Jiu Jitsu Nation located in Watertown. He says he has over 300 students. He has a mixed martial arts record of 12 wins 5 losses.

The coaches on the show are current UFC welterweight title holder Georges St-Pierre and season 1 contestant Josh Koscheck. After the shows finale these 2 will fight for that title on Dec 11<sup>th</sup>. Stevens says, “I actually wrestled for Josh Koscheck at the University of Buffalo. I don’t have an ongoing relationship with him but he does know me a little bit.”

Just before the fight began Josh told UFC President Dana White, “He is an ok wrestler but, we’ll see.”

What we saw was a striker! While referee Steve Mazzagatti watched over in just 13 seconds Marc defeated his opponent with strikes to the face; TKO victory. Happy with his win Marc yells to Josh, “Remember me now?” To which Josh laughs with Dana White and replies, “Yes we do.” He also said, “I think probably a record for the Ultimate Fighter. I don’t think I have ever seen one that quick.”

St Pierre added, “Marc Stevens has got a lot of power. He is a very, very dangerous guy.”

The next match up featured Watertown resident and manager of CNY MMA Gym located in Watertown as well: Spencer Paige and Steve Magedaleno . Spencer has a mixed martial arts record of 7 wins 2 losses.

After an exciting match lasting both rounds the fight ended by unanimous decision Paige being the victor.

Now it’s official both New Yorkers are in contention to be THE Ultimate Fighter. The show airs Wed nights at 10 pm eastern time.


Spencer Paige at CNY MMA

Photo taken by Eddie Buffington

 

 

 

Posted on: September 14, 2010 9:29 pm
 

UFC Media Conference-The Ultimate Fighter Coaches

The UFC Media conference was held on Sept 14<sup>th</sup> leading up to the premier of The Ultimate Fighter 12 airing Wed. Sept 15 on Spike TV.  After the finale of the show the 2 coaches: Georges and Josh will fight for the title on Dec 11<sup>th</sup>. They previously fought each other back in 2007 Georges "Rush" St. Pierre won by unanimous decision after 3 rounds. St Pierre is the current UFC welterweight title holder.

According to St Pierre, Josh "Kos" Koscheck told Penny Buffington executive producer of MMA2DAY and other members of the media lies. “On this interview right now he just said 2 lies. The 1<sup>st</sup> lie was that he is happy to be fighting in Montreal that is not true. He is not happy at all and the 2<sup>nd</sup> lie is that I am a fake person. I am not fake, that is not true at all. I never derail from the person that I am and for what I stand for.”

Koscheck responded, “Let’s get this for the record, Mr. St Pierre; I am not lying about coming to Montreal. I am actually excited about it and I can’t wait to get there and you are going to see on Dec 11<sup>th</sup> how excited I am about being in Montreal. Whether it’s in Vegas, whether it’s in Pittsburg, whether it’s in Montreal, I am still coming to whip your ass.”

Later during the conference “Rush” said, “I am not defiantly working on the one thing or the other.” (Referring to wrestling)  “I am always sharpening up everything. I try to sharpen up all my skills pretty much equally. I try to be a complete fighter and well, he doesn’t know what I am going to do to him.”

 

Georges has a mixed martial arts record of 20 - 2 - 0. Josh’s record is 15 - 4 – 0. The 2 times that Georges did lose were to Matt Hughes and Matt Serra. He then fought both for a second time and won.

Both coaches seemed committed to the coaching process with comments like the one Josh gave, “When I was on The Ultimate Fighter Season One I was with Chuck Liddell and he was getting ready to fight Randy Couture. He was undefeated for 2 years. I obviously looked up to him and respected him as a fighter and as a person. I defiantly tried to think about that experience when I was on The Ultimate Fighter and tried to give to these guys the experience that I had with Chuck.”

St. Pierre coached on a previous season of The Ultimate Fighter- Season 4. He explained he had other coaching experience as well. “This was not his first coaching experience.”  he explained, “I have coached before; I was working for a governmental program helping teenager kids. It was in the beginning of my career. So, it’s not my first experience but it’s just weird to be coaching guys that are actually going to be in the octagon. This is a whole nother level. It’s a good experience.”

Season 12 is made up of 28 lightweights. Their names are: JJ Ambrose, Paul Barrow, Jason Brenton, Jonathan Brookins, Mike Budnik, Alex Caceres, Sako Chivitchian, Joseph Duffy, Pablo Garza, Toby Grear, Daniel Head, Michael Johnson, Amir Khillah, Jeff Lentz, Sevak Magakian, Steve Magdaleno, Andy Main, Cody McKenzie, T. J. O'Brien, Spencer Paige, Nam Phan, Michael Richman, Dane Sayers, Ariel Sexton, Marc Stevens, Kyle Watson, Ran Weathers, and Aaron Wilkinson.

Koscheck says, “I think our fights are all exciting and it is defiantly going to be a good season.”

UFC Fight Night MARQUARDT vs PALHARES also airs on Spike TV Sept 15 before The Ultimate Fighter.

MMA2DAY had 2 cast members from season 12 Marc Stevens and Spencer Paige on last Sundays show. More info can be found at http://www.pennyjomma.com/

 

Cast Member Marc Stevens fighting out of Watertown, NY

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on: June 2, 2009 10:43 am
 

Kimbo Slice will be on The Ultimate Fighter 10

what ta what taaaaa????? I thought Dana was done with Kimbo.

Not so.... Watch for him on season 10.
Posted on: January 5, 2009 3:51 pm
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Posted on: January 5, 2009 3:49 pm
 

Antwain “The Juggernaut” Britt:

Antwain “The Juggernaut” Britt: “I can’t promise to make it a long fight but I do promise to make it a show.”

Written by Penny Buffington
 

Fresh off the reality show The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 ,Heavyweight, Antwain “The Juggernaut” Britt headed down to the Dominican Republic where he caused his opponent to try and flee the ring after dealing with Antwains vicious ground and pound. Britt told me about the Dec 20th 2008 event, “I fought for Combat Extreme, down in the Dominican Republic fighting Thomas Sonnen.  It was fun, fun to go down there and get away from this cold weather. It was a classic striker verses jiu jitsu guy. He was a really well accomplished brown belt down there. But luckily the striker won this time. I ended up winning in the second round due to referee stoppage. He took a lot of facial damage. He was cut up pretty bad. The ref had to stop it because he could not see any more.  It was a good win for me.” With a chuckle Antwain explains how his opponent tried to flee the ring during the fight, “He was trying to go under the bottom rope.  It was good. We ended up on the ground a couple of times and my top game, my ground and pound, is pretty good.  So I was able to stay away from his jiu jitsu a little bit and kind of dominate on the ground also.  It was a really well rounded win for me. I’m really proud of it.”

 30 year old Antwains official mixed martial arts record stand at 8 wins with 1 lose.  Antwain says the experience on the reality was, “Surreal. Man going out there and walking into that UFC training center, seeing all the pictures and all the big time fighters that you see on TV every week. It gave you the feeling that you could really be there one day. There was a bunch of insecure guys. Everyone was wondering what everyone else was bringing to the table it’s an interesting situation to be in.”

I asked Antwain if he had signed a contract to fight for The Ultimate Warrior Challenge organization, “Yes I fought for them. I did really well. I fought Terry “T-Rex” Cohen and knocked him out in about 28 seconds. The promotion was so impressed with me they wanted to sign me to a multiple fight deal. It’s still in the works for an opponent but it looks like it is going to be Mike Van Arsdale.”

“It would actually be 3 years total in May I came in as an armature. I walked in to a gym weighing about 300 pounds I was over weight and out of shape I kind of wanted to get in shape I always was a fan of the sport but never thought I would be good at it so I figured I’d take some basic steps and get in the gym and 3 months later 40 pounds lighter I had my first fight in The Amateur North American Tournament and won that tournament  in the open event division and from there just never looked back I had 3 more good amateur wins and went pro and from there I’ve been on a roll.”

“It’s been a tough road I’ve got a great bunch of coaches at the Hybrid Academy in Virginia Beach. They know how to get me where I need to be I’m lucky I don’t think I would be half as successful if I’d went to any other gym in the area. My trainer is Buck Grant. He is the owner also of Hybrid Academy: Muay Thai background, but don’t mistake, we are a full MMA school.”

“The Juggernaut” tells us how one of his sponsors has been a big help with his career, “That was a huge benefit when I signed with Maximum Nutrition. They give me all the supplements that I need. My game is at a whole other level. I’m so explosive. My work out is a quality workout. I can go for hours in the ring. I wasn’t even winded!  It is just ridiculous how much of a level increase that stuff gives me. I’m really familiar with taking supplements. I am an All American Wrestler and I played football.  I’ve never taken anything that has given me such results in such a short amount of time. I’m really happy with it.” Maximum Nutrition can be purchases at PennyJoMMA.com.

The interview ended with Antwain telling his fans, “I’m a huge fan of my fans. Any time they can come and see me and check out a fight: I love being in front of people you know pictures autographs interviews I’m all about it so when you see me talk to me like you know me I can’t promise to make it a long fight but I do promise to make it a show.”

Audio from interview with Antwain Britt:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_RgG9Np_X4



 
 
 
 
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