MMA News: August 9th, 2013


-Starting off in Bellator/TNA Wrestling. After signing a deal with Bellator it was revealed that Tito Ortiz also signed a hybrid MMA/Professional wrestling deal with Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling. Ortiz made his first appearance last week and here is what happened last night.

It's interesting to note that Tito's main competition in TNA is Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, the same man he will fight for real in Bellator in November.

-Good news for anybody who enjoys main event fights.
Chael was getting put through the ringer after two different unions filed grievances against him so he would be unable to fight in Boston. One of the unions was a Culinary Union which does not specifically have an issue with Sonnen but has a bone to pick with the Fertitta brothers. You can get the full story HERE. Dana White was his typical self after the news came in.

Chael and Shogun are set to go toe-to-toe on the first ever Fox Sports1 card August 17th in Boston.

-Everyone's new favorite featherweight Connor McGregor is ready to return to the UFC on the FS1 card next Saturday and unlike the rest of the UFC roster he wants to wow the crowd every time. McGregor spoke to the MMA Hour,

"the opponent does not come into the equation. This is my spot. The Irish are coming home era. Coming to Boston. The Irishmen are coming home to their native land, Boston, United States. The opponent does not come into the equation. I am the main event. If you stick me in the main event, I'm going to steal the show every time."

Although McGregor refused to even mention him by name, he will be taking on Max Holloway on the 17th.

-Aldo: broken foot and kidney stones. Korean Zombie: separated shoulder, broken orbital bone and there is more. The Zombie revealed that he too broke his foot in the fight.

Lets hope that this is the last injury to report from the Featherweight title fight from UFC 163.

- In other Jose Aldo news, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting updates us on Aldo's coach,

"Andre Pederneiras, Aldo's coach, said if Anthony Pettis beats Ben Henderson, then vacates his belt and drops down and fights Jose Aldo, he will apologize for saying that. I guess he wants the winner of Anthony Pettis and Ben Henderson. Especially if Pettis wins and drops to 145. I believe he truly thinks Anthony Pettis faked the injury and he wasn't pleased with that. So, he wants that fight. I guess that's what happening with him and Anthony Pettis."

Earlier in the week Pederneiras said that it was his belief that Pettis faked an injury because he did not want to fight the Featherweight champion.

-Here is the updated card for UFC 166 in Houston on Oct. 19, 2013, inside the Toyota Center.
This will be the trilogy between Velasquez and Dos Santos.

-Speaking of Junior Dos Santos he was really taken aback by the beauty that is Miesha Tate,

"I was impressed on how Miesha is gorgeous. Not that Ronda isn't beautiful, but let's say she's more regular. She's cute. But Miesha is really gorgeous. Have you seen here already? On TV, I thought she was normal, but when I met her ... My God!"

Bad news for Junior is that Tate has a boyfriend, but in good news Ronda Rousey could beat him up for JDS.


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