If you haven’t heard yet, well the where have you been? Tonight Al’s Serra Longo teammate Eddie “Truck” Gordon will appear on this season of The Ultimate Fighter. If he wins his fight to get on to the show, he will join a cast of middle weights as well as light heavy weights battling it out for a UFC contract. Gordon a Freeport native has two full time jobs(three if you include taking care of his two sons). One job training as a mixed martial artist, and another as a full time home remodeling consultant. A very busy man as you can imagine. Read more about Eddie via Mark Lamonica’s Newsday article. We wish him the best of luck tonight. Looking forward to seeing him on the show.
Exciting news broke yesterday afternoon that Al’s Serra Longo teammate Chris Weidman would fight UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Weidman, as well as his fan base have been lobbying for the fight for some time now. Chris fought his way into the conversation with two big wins over Demian Maia and Mark Munoz, two of the top contenders in the division. Weidman will take on Silva who currently has a 16 fight win streak. 10 of those wins are title defenses. The fight will take place this summer on July 4th. Check out the story which was broken by Newsday’s Mark La Monica.
Check out this great article HERE from Newsday’s Keiko Morris discussing the following mixed martial arts has gained on Long Island. Right in the center of it all are Al’s trainers Matt Serra and Ray Longo. The article touches on the changes in the sport over the past two decades, and how competitive the business aspect of mixed martial arts has become, especially in the Long Island area. Thank you to everyone over at Newsday especially Mark La Monica for their continued support of mixed martial arts on Long Island.
Watch Al HERE in his weekly edition of “TUF Talk.” Hear Al’s thoughts on his fight against Andy and the aftermath of fighting a teammate. Iaquinta also discusses his preparation for the week leading up to his fight with Vinc Pichel. As always a big thank you to Mark La Monica for putting all of this together. It’s been great having Al answer some questions in “TUF Talk” every week. All of Iaquinta Nation really appreciates it.
Check out Al’s weekly interview in TUF Talk right HERE. Find out Al’s thoughts on fighting his teammate and friend Andy Ogle, how the two are being coached this week, and how the entire team has reacted to the teammates having to fight each other. As always a big thank you to Newsday’s Mark La Monica for putting all of this together. If you have any questions you want Al to answer contact Mark via TWITTER. Check back here for more info on Iaquinta vs. Ogle later today.
It’s your favorite time of the week yet again. Watch Al’s weekly Newsday Interview right HERE. Hear Al’s thoughts on the quarter finals and his next opponent, and get some input from a “special guest”. As always thank you to Mark La Monica for putting it all together. If you have any questions for Al leading up to his quarter final fight next week be sure to send them to Mark via twitter HERE. More to come tomorrow, enjoy!