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  1. HANKtheTANK is offline
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    1/22/2007 10:22pm


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    Lindland signs on to fight Fedor - BodogFight

    crazy!! Lindlands got ballz!
    he's doin what BJ Penn did when he left UFC.....tryin to conquer all weight classes.


    “All that's left is [to put] pen to paper,” said Matt Lindland. He expects that to happen sometime later today, and then his agreed upon bout with Fedor Emelianenko, the #1 ranked heavyweight fighter in the world, becomes a concrete reality.

    Besides being ranked the #1 middleweight fighter in the world, Lindland also confirmed that, “Yes, I am crazy. That’s why I got into this sport, but I don't make a habit of taking fights I don't feel I can win.”

    “I want to fight the best guys out there. I always have,” he continued. “I appreciate Bodog for giving me the opportunity to fight the best. Some promoters just want to promote their guys and are afraid to sign the best because they may beat their guys, so I found a promotion that believes in me and my abilities.”

    Lindland did say that it’s a little early to talk strategy for the fight, as he does have another challenge in front of him before he heads to St. Petersburg, Russia. “I am going to focus on my fight February 2nd in the IFL against Carlos Newton. I certainly don't want to overlook him. He is a very talented and athletic fighter. That is my focus right now. When I get through this fight, I will focus on a game plan for Fedor.”

    When the ink does go down on the contract later today, Lindland will be looking forward to a lengthy relationship with BodogFight and many large, home-cooked meals. “I am fighting heavyweight for Bodog,” stated Lindland. “They have committed three heavyweight fights to me and I have committed three heavyweight fights to them. I am super-excited about this great opportunity.”


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    Posted On:
    1/22/2007 10:24pm

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    Dudes got BALLS....

    That's all I can say.
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    To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence;
    Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without spilling your Guinness.
    Sun "Fu Man JhooJits" Tzu, the Art of War & Guinness
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    1/22/2007 10:48pm

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    holy ****....iron clankers....or is it his head that's made of stone?
    Knowing is not enough, you must apply...
    ...Willing is not enough you must do
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  4. HANKtheTANK is offline
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    1/22/2007 11:07pm


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    damn thought this was actually old news....this news broke last week...i didn't bother saying anything until i was listening to the beatdown, and lindland came on air to confirm it as well....
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    1/22/2007 11:13pm


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    Iron family jewels...

    Or the sound of a swimming pool made of money...
    Imports from Japan, Shipping Worldwide! Art Junkie, Scramble, BJJ Spirits, Reversal...
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  6. Moleculo is offline
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    Posted On:
    1/26/2007 2:53am

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    I can confirm that this is a go.

    Matt has to go up two weight classes to do it.

    We're all pretty psyched about this fight.
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    1/26/2007 6:49am


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    Damn, he's sure got guts doing this, but personally I think Fedor will practically tear him apart. He's not number one for nothing.
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    I am a Ninja bitches!! Deal with it

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    1/26/2007 8:33am

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Lindland is in my personal favorite top 5 fighters.

    And while I would be very surprised if he won. I think he has a chance.
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    Fedor will wipe the floor with him!!

    Does this mean that Fedor isn't fighting in Pride anymore?
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    1/26/2007 1:11pm

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    Fedor has an agreement that allows him to fight in Russia for any other organization and Bodog ponied up the cash
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