Din Thomas

From The Mailbag: Aug 31, 2007

Kevin from Jersey writes:

I would like to know when we are going to find out about the state of the UFC Lightweight Champion Title. If Sherk just so happens to keep his title, Roger Huerta shoule get the next title shot for the lightweight belt. If Sherk’s appeal is denied and the title is revoked, Huerta and Stevenson should battle it out for the belt. Just the opinion of an everyday fight fan.

Well Kevin, it seems that we are going to know a lot more after Sherk’s meeting with the CSAC scheduled on October 31st. That will be when the commission decides whether or not they are going to reverse Sherk’s positive test for steroids. If they do, expect Sherk to keep his title and fight before the year is over. If they decide to stay with their claim that Sherk tested positive, UFC President Dana White has already said that Sherk will be stripped of the title.

I haven’t heard anything about Huerta getting a possible title shot. I think that he needs to go up against some of the better competition in the division before he will be ready to go up against a fighter the caliber of Sherk or Stevenson. I’ve heard that the winner of the Din Thomas-Kenny Florian fight in September may go up against B.J. Penn in November for the title now that Stevenson has a broken nose and is medically suspended for two months.

Basically nothing is set in stone right now and we aren’t going to learn about the state of the UFC Lightweight Title until after Sherk’s date with the CSAC on Halloween.

Bouts Added to UFC Fight Night 11

The UFC has announced a slew of fights set to take place September 19th at UFC Fight Night 11.

UFC Fight Night 11

Din Thomas vs. Spencer Fisher
Chris Leben vs. Terry Martin
Nate Diaz vs. Junior Assuncao
Mike Swick vs. Jonathan Goulet
Gray Maynard vs. Joe Veres
Cole Miller vs. Leonard Garcia
Pete Sell vs. Nate Quarry

CKA: July 10, 2007

News and Notes:

- Our rumors section has been updated once again…

- Be sure to check back later today when we post a brand new Rock the Vote. An updated MMA on Tap Top 10 is also possible.

- Tonight’s episode of BodogFight: Paradise Lost will feature a bout between Tara LaRosa and Shayna Bazsler at 135 lbs.

- UFC Fight Night 11 will air on September 20th and will precede the debut of The Ultimate Fighter 6. The event will take place at the The Palms in Las Vegas. Mike Swick vs Chris Leben and Din Thomas vs Spencer Fisher are two of the rumored bouts for the event.

- Lightweight Jeremy Stephens has been granted a temporary leave of absence by the UFC in order to fight in smaller shows according to UFC Junkie.

- The third season of The Ultimate Fighter is in stores starting today.

Radio Schedule:

Podcasts -

MMA Discussions Radio
MMA JumpNow

Live Shows -

12-1 PM EST - TAGG Radio
1-3 PM EST - The Jordan Breen Show
3-5 PM EST - The Stephen Quadros Show
3-4 PM EST - The Fight Network Radio
9-10 PM EST - MMAWeekly’s Sound Off
11 PM EST - Knockout Radio

Media Links:

Sherdog: Minute-by-Minute: “Stacked”
MMA Weekly: “Big Dog” Almeida on his MMA Comeback
Long Beach Press-Telegram: Sakurai the latest Pride fighter to UFC

UFC 71: Liddell vs Jackson Live Blog

Tonight we will be going live at 10 PM EST, covering UFC 71: Liddell vs Jackson with one of our patented live blogs. Be sure to leave some comments throughout the night…

While you are waiting for the event to start, feel free to check out our coverage of the event which includes an official preview, predictions, media coverage, and much more:

UFC 71 Preview
Tap Selections: UFC 71
UFC 71 Media Roundup
UFC 71 Coverage on ESPN
UFC 71 Weigh-in Results
UFC 71 Conference Call Notes
Chuck Liddell on Jim Rome

UFC 71: Liddell vs Jackson

Main Card Bouts:

Chuck Liddell vs Quinton Jackson
Karo Parisyan vs Josh Burkman
Ivan Salaverry vs Terry Martin
Keith Jardine vs Houston Alexander
Chris Leben vs Kalib Starnes

Preliminary Bouts:

Din Thomas vs Jeremy Stephens
James Irvin vs Thiago Silva
Wilson Gouveia vs Carmelo Marrero
Alan Belcher vs Sean Salmon

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UFC 71: Liddell vs Jackson Preview

Here is a preview John and I put together for UFC 71: Liddell vs. Jackson.

Main Card Bouts:
Chuck Liddell vs. Quinton Jackson
Terry Martin vs. Ivan Salaverry
Josh Burkman vs. Karo Parisyan
Houston Alexander vs. Keith Jardine
Kalib Starnes vs. Chris Leben

Preliminary Bouts:
Thiago Silva vs. James Irvin
Sean Salmon vs. Alan Belcher
Jeremy Stephens vs. Din Thomas
Carmelo Marrero vs. Wilson Gouveia

Also be sure to tune in at 10 PM EST as we’ll be doing one of our patented ‘Live Blogs’ for the PPV.

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UFC Fight Night 8 Live Blog

We are live doing our one of our patented live blogs! Be sure to comment throughout the night…

Also check out our official preview and predictions for this event…

UFC Fight Night 8 Preview

UFC Fight Night 8 Predictions

Tonight’s lineup for those who are wondering -

Televised Fights:
Rashad Evans vs Sean Salmon
Heath Herring vs Jake O’Brien
Hermes Franca vs Spencer Fisher

Swing Bout:
Nate Marquardt vs Dean Lister (will be televised if there is TV time remaining)

Undercard Bouts:
Clay Guida vs Din Thomas
Chad Reiner vs Josh Burkman
Ed Herman vs Chris Price
Ross Pointon vs Rich Clementi

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