Shawn Tompkins Responds to Kit Cope

Xtreme Couture trainer Shawn Tompkins recently spoke with RawVegas about Kit Cope following Cope’s comments in the media regarding Tompkins, Xtreme Couture, and Gina Carano.

Mir Continues to Prepare for Lesnar Rematch

In the above video courtesy of Raw Vegas, interim UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir discusses his upcoming title unification rematch against fellow champ Brock Lesnar, which takes place at UFC 100 on July 11 in Las Vegas.

In addition to the Lesnar fight, Mir also talks about his strategy going into his December win over former PRIDE star Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and why he would like a chance to eventually fight perennial heavyweight king Fedor Emelianenko.

Browning Talks Miller Bout, Life After “TUF”

In the above video courtesy of Raw Vegas, “Ultimate Fighter” product Junie Browning discusses his upcoming fight against Cole Miller at UFC Fight Night 18 as well as his life after the reality show, his newest training partner, fellow controversial fighter War Machine, and the death of Charles “Mask” Lewis among other things.

Video Interview: Swick Talks UFC vs. AKA

This interview took place prior to Saturday night, but it shows Mike Swick giving some good insight into the battle between the UFC and the American Kickboxing Academy over Jon Fitch and his decision to refuse to sign a rights agreement for the UFC video game that will be released later this year. Thanks to Raw Vegas.

Road to UFC 94: Stephan Bonnar (Parts I & II)

Courtesy of Raw Vegas, former “Ultimate Fighter” cast member Stephan Bonnar is shown training in preparation for his upcoming light heavyweight bout against Jon Jones at UFC 94 on January 31. Part one of the series is above and the latest edition is after the jump.

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Video: Silva Talks Loss to Jackson, Future

In the above video courtesy of Raw Vegas, Wanderlei Silva discusses a number of things following his loss to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 92 including potential rematches with Jackson and Chuck Liddell, his interest in fighting at UFC 100, and the opening of his new gym in Las Vegas among other things.

Carano Talks Kelly Kobold and Kimbo Slice

In the latest video from RawVegas, fast-rising female star Gina Carano discusses her fight against Kelly Kobold-Gavin at EliteXC’s “Heat” event this Saturday night on CBS as well as the popularity and skill-set of Kimbo Slice.

Report: Affliction II Postponed Until January

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Loretta Hunt of Sherdog has confirmed with Keith Kizer of the NSAC that Affliction II: Day of Reckoning, scheduled for October 11th in Las Vegas, has been postponed until January 2009. 

The Oct. 11 Affliction event scheduled for the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas has been postponed, Keith Kizer of the Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed to Sherdog.com on Wednesday.

Affliction contacted Kizer on Wednesday morning to inform him that the event would be moved to a January date at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

It will be interesting to see what the reasoning is for the postponement and long delay before the rescheduling.

Update (3:30pmEST):  Multiple outlets are reporting that slow ticket sales in Las Vegas may be the reason for the postponement.  Robert Joyner of MMA Payout explains:

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Fedor Talks Couture; Duran Wraps MacDonald

Perennial top heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko sat down with Raw Vegas for an interview yesterday at Affliction’s brand-new store in Los Angeles, California. In the above video, Fedor talks about his future in the sport, his thoughts on UFC President Dana White, his interest in fighting Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar, and his pre-fight preparation methods.

After the jump, Mike Straka of Fox News talks with famous boxing and MMA cutman, Jacob “Stitch” Duran, as he wraps the hands of middleweight contender Jason MacDonald before his fight with Demian Maia at UFC 87 this past weekend.

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Faber Talks Brown, Future With WEC

In the above video courtesy of RawVegas, WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber discusses his upcoming fight against American Top Team’s Mike Thomas Brown at WEC 36 on September 10th in Hollywood, Florida. Faber also discusses his future with the WEC, whether or not he plans on moving up or down in weight, and whether or not he would be willing to attempt to avenge his only professional loss against Tyson Griffin.

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