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Speaking of not caring, if Kazushi Sakuraba keeps fighting, he's going to die but Dream doesn't care and they're throwing him into the ring again; this time against Marius Zaromskis on New Year's Eve. Also, word is Alistair Overeem is fighting Todd Duffee on the same card. What's going to happen there? Is this the first time that an MMA fighter has won the K-1 Grand Prix Tournament Championship? Or is Overeem basically a kickboxer who has had an awful lot of success in MMA? Hear these questions ferociously debated and catch the rest of the Dream card, which also features Shinya Aoki, Bob Sapp and Josh Thomson vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri.
Then, hang around as Jim Miller stops in to chat about his recent win in the octagon and his thoughts on the WEC and UFC merger, plus the upcoming lightweight title fight. Ho ho ho. It's a stocking stuffed with MMA info-tainment.
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"Winning the Rogers Sportsnet Canadian Athlete of the Year award for the third time means a lot to me," St-Pierre was quoted saying on the official Sportsnet site. "This year there were a lot of nominees that I really respect, so I am honoured that the fans chose me. Thanks to all my fans for their support."
St. Pierre competed twice in 2010, scoring a UD win over Dan Hardy in March, before defeating his long time rival and fellow “Ultimate Fighter” coach Koscheck earlier this month. The 29 year-old Montreal resident has won eight straight bouts.
Some of the other Canadian athletes St. Pierre surpassed in voting included baseball’s National League MVP winner Joey Votto and the NHL’s Conn Smythe Trophy winner Jonathan Toews.
With the win, St. Pierre moves ahead of basketball star Steve Nash in consecutive Canadian Athlete of the Year victories, who was awarded the Sportsnet honor in 2005 and 2006.
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Bellator Fighting Championship has added another notable name to its roster, as Pride vet Daniel Gracie has signed with the promotion and will compete in its upcoming, season four, light-heavyweight tournament.
“The Gracie family has truly influenced MMA as we know it today and I’m proud to say that heritage continues when Daniel steps into the Bellator cage to try to become our Light Heavyweight Champion” Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney was quoted saying in a press release. “A Gracie back in the tournament format is reminiscent of the days when the Gracie’s dominated MMA and that’s something I’m excited to see”.
Gracie (5-2-1) recently returned to MMA competition for the first time in three years, and tapped out Martin Wojcik with a first round, rear-naked-choke at Israel Fighting Championship’s debut card on November 9th. Gracie’s previous bout took place in November, 2006, when he was stopped by Allan Goes while competing under the International Fight League banner. The fourth degree BJJ black belt also holds wins over Wes Sims, Wataru Sakata and Shinsuke Nakamura.
“This Bellator tournament is the Gracies getting back to our origins,” said Gracie. “The tournament is the way the Gracies got started in MMA. That will give me extra motivation to win this tournament.”
“I'm imagining myself winning this tournament, I have nothing but winning this tournament on my mind right now,” said Gracie. “Of course I know that anything can happen in MMA, but one thing I guarantee everyone that tunes in is that I'm going to put on a great show. You can bet on that.”
No information as to when Gracie will make his Bellator debut was given.
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