Ed Herman shows off his injured eye one day after his second round submission victory over Clifford Starks at the UFC 143: "Diaz vs. Condit" pay-per-view event that took place last night (Sat., Feb. 4, 2012) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Herman simply said, "Ouch. Eye's a little soar." For more on the Herman vs. Starks fight click here and for complete UFC 143 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here and here.
Carlos Condit Pre UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit Interview with MMA2DAY Show February 2, 2012Penny Buffington - PennyJoMMA MMA2DAY Show Interview with Carlos Condit. UFC 143: Interim Welterweight Championship bout: Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit Saturday, February 4, Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada live on pay-per-view. Some Highlights from the Interview: “Either your going to kick my ass or I am going to kick your ass.” “He is well rounded so to have a one dimensional game plan would be a mistake. He has got great Jui Jitsu so taking him down is dangerous, great stand-up, so keeping the fight standing is dangerous.” “You have to promote the fight, you have to promote yourself. You have to look at this as a business. This is a job. This is what pays the bills so you have got to do what you have got to do to promote yourself. “On the other hand: I am not going to compromise myself and try to be something I am not just to sell fights.” Concerning GSP: “You know he is pretty secure as far as his career, as far as his legacy and financially I would imagine. But other fighters they are really living fight to fight, you know, that’s what’s paying the bills. So, sometimes you have got to overlook an injury and put it in the back of your mind and hope that it doesn’t become a bigger problem.” “It’s a tough way to make a living whether you are kind of on the bottom of the pay scale or toward the middle or even on the high end. As the sport grows I think the pay is going to grow.” “It’s tough. There’s a lot of guys who have talent and allot of potential but stuff happens they get injured. Can’t do a fight; you cant pay the bills, and end up doing something else, and having to kind of give up on their dream. You know for everyone successful in the UFC their is probably 20 or 30 guys that get washed out and wasn’t able to do what they wanted with their lives as far as pursuing a career in MMA.”
MMAprime.tv attended the UFC 143 open fighter workouts today at Mandalay Bay in Las vegas, NV. Training footage and sound bytes below from Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit on their main event interim title fight along with footage of Werdum and Nelson discussing their fight at UFC 143. The video concludes with wleterweight champion GSP breaking down the Nick Diaz and Condit bout and how he feels about doing media obligations to promote fights. Read more: mmaprime.tv
UFC veteran ED HERMAN will be returning to the Octagon on February 4th at UFC 143 to face unbeaten prospect Clifford Starks. After returning to the cage from an ACL injury, Herman put away UFC vets Kyle Noke and Tim Credeur in back to back wins. Herman demonstrated his versatility by submitting Noke via heel hook and defeating Credeur via TKO in just 48 seconds of the first round. Clifford Starks (8-0) is coming off of his UFC debut in a unanimous decision win against Dustin Jacoby.
Fabricio Werdum is busy trianing for his return to the UFC against Roy Nelson on Feb 4th, 2011 at UFC 143. Werdum is set to make his return to the UFC after a 3 year run in StrikeForce. Hear from Fabrcio, his team and the man they have dubbed “Hoy” Nelson as he prepares for UFC 143. (Source: MMAprime.tv)
Josh Koscheck signs the bout agreement to fight Carlos Condit at UFC 143 on Feb. 4, 2012, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. What's your best guess for who wins this welterweight clash, Maniacs? Will "Kos" thwart Condit in his quest to regain a title shot? Or is "The Natural Born Killer" destined to fight for the gold?