Al-Turk in doubt for UFC 109 with visa issues


Rolles Gracie is still set to make his UFC debut on Feb. 6, but it may be against a new opponent. Mostapha Al-Turk has run into visa issues that could prevent the British fighter from making the trip to Las Vegas for the upcoming fight.

Sources close to the situation informed about the visa problems on Friday, stating that if Al-Turk is not able to make the fight, Gracie would face an alternate opponent.

There was no timetable given for how long the UFC would give Al-Turk to solve the visa issues before naming a new opponent.

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DanTheWolfman site profile image  

1/30/10 1:34 AM by DanTheWolfman

Cain V. by Double Knee Ride, I think he did it 3 times against Big Ben if I remember correctlyI taught the double knee ride to a Air Force Investiger rears ago in Japan on the base and some other stuff, because every fight when your carrying grappling is different when you got to worry about weapon retention and multiple opponents

RenatoCocopreta site profile image  

1/30/10 1:29 AM by RenatoCocopreta

Wolfman by double knee ride.

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1/30/10 1:15 AM by DanTheWolfman

Sounds like your guy Scott Barrett would be better off fighting that Steven Struve guy or someone like thatI agree with duck under change levels under rt hand to takedown to mount to armtriangle in theoretical Gracie/Toney matchup lol

Russell Schenck site profile image  

1/30/10 12:57 AM by Russell Schenck

Scott Barrett is a great Wrestler and throws bombs...It would be his debut in the UFC.. Trial by fire I say....Dana make it so...

Rumbler site profile image  

1/30/10 12:56 AM by Rumbler

 Facking literal Larry over here...

MakeMeBleed site profile image  

1/30/10 12:55 AM by MakeMeBleed

 toney wouldnt even get the first jab off before he was smashed into the cage taken down and choked out 32 sec arm triangle

Rumbler site profile image  

1/30/10 12:53 AM by Rumbler

 9mm ?

CRE site profile image  

1/30/10 12:52 AM by CRE

James Toney would fucking kill Rolles Gracie  HTTP://WWW.JAMESTONEY.COM

MakeMeBleed site profile image  

1/30/10 12:43 AM by MakeMeBleed

 Dana make it happen

DanTheWolfman site profile image  

1/30/10 12:26 AM by DanTheWolfman

a 9-1 285 lber with KO power is too risky IMOHonestly,If this was Gracie's second fight in UFC that would be ok or against my old friend Big Ben, but Big Ben this time would be too risky as he would have an app. 67% chance of winning IMOToney would be cool, but not for Gracie's first ufc fight as well couldn't hype it right. They want to try to build him and get him over ufc jitters.that's why a guy like me almost kinda makes sense-one without huge KO power (though I do hit hard according to guys I've fought), one without too many more fights than him, one with enough grappling ability and sub defense to make for some exciting sub defenses and transitions, and James Toney would cost 1 million and a guy like me would cost $3000