Randy Couture talks to Ben Fowlkes about UFC 118 opponent James Toney.
Add grappling wizard, Dean Lister, to the list of people who James Toney has allegedly "threatened" with submissions in training: PC: You can plead the fifth on this, but from what I understand, he not only caught Mo in a submission, but he almost pulled something out on you as well. DL:I won't plead the fifth, man. It's actually rewarding when my students start picking up little things that I've been showing them. What happened was, I was trying to pass his guard. He didnt' pull guard or anything like that. I'm not going to say how we got to the ground because I don't want to give anything that he's going to try to do away. We were going over a few things and I passed his guard and I got a mount and he turned and like grabbed my foot. I'm lucky he didn't break it. He was close to breaking it. I think James has to learn not to tweak submissions in training. I mean, I guess he didn't tweak it, but he was really waiting on a tap. But he landed like a toe hold, and I didn't really get to see exactly what he was doing because my back was turned, but he twisted it pretty good. Source: FightHype UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2 coverage (vs. Randy Couture)
The National Geographic Channel filmed two specials called Fight Science several years ago. The first was an overview of martial arts - both unarmed and armed (Rickson Gracie was the representative for submission fighting). The second episode focused on modern Mixed Martial Arts, featuring Bas Rutten, Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, and Dean Lister. Thanks to Hulu, they are legally available online for free. Enjoy.
As a primer to all the weekend's action, HDNet will be providing fans with some of the best mixed martial arts that Canada has to offer as Maximum Fighting Championships will air MFC 23: Unstoppable from the River Cree Resort & Casino in Edmonton, Alberta on HDNet LIVE at 10 PM EST on Friday, December 4th.
Mark Pavelich's Maximum Fighting Championship closes out its year with "MFC 23: Unstoppable" Friday night in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and BloodyElbow.com has you covered with live results, play-by-play and commentary. Join us at 10 PM Eastern for a trio of middleweight tangles featuring ex-UFC'ers like Thales Leites, Jason MacDonald, Dean Lister and Solomon Hutcherson.
MFC 23 Press Conference December 2, 2009 Jason MacDonald, Thales Leites, Dean Lister MFC 23: Unstoppable coverage