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  1. Melendez Reflects On War With Thomson
    Relief overshadowed joy in Gilbert Melendez’s successful bid to unify the Strikeforce lightweight title against Josh Thomson.In a fight certain to be on the short list for Fight of the Year, Melendez...
  2. "Strikeforce: Evolution" salaries: Cung Le tops fighter pay with $150K, "King Mo" fined
    mmajunkie Other top earners from the Showtime-televised event included main-card winner Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza ($65,000), Smith ($55,000), Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez ($55,000)...
  3. WEC 45 Fighter Payouts
    The NSAC has released the official fighter payouts from WEC 45. The total disclosed payouts were $162,000 with the biggest share-$25,000-going to Joseph Benavidez. Article
  4. Hayato Sakurai comments on Akihiro Gono's cerebral fighting style
    To be honest, since Gono is my friend, my spirit sank a little when the fight card was announced. But we are professionals and this is a fight that the fans want to see, so I will give my best. No...
  5. Melvin Manhoef vs. Kazuo Misaki set for “Dynamite!! 2009?
    5ozofpain Feared Dutch Knockout specialist Melvin Manhoef is all set to do battle with none other than the “Grabaka Hitman” Kazuo Misaki at the year end DREAM and Sengoku promoted event, “Dynamite!!...
  6. (Scott) Smith Proves Again That He Is MMA's Rocky Balboa
    Following yet another incredible come from behind win, Scott Smith may soon have to begin every walk to the cage with the theme song from "Rocky." The California based fighter has a tendency to hang...
  7. Matt Hughes Predicts the Demise of Strikeforce
    Hughes makes vague reference to Showtime’s interference in the process, and seems to believe that this will be Strikeforce’s undoing, sooner rather than later. Wrote Hughes: Last week I was in...
  8. UFC 111: Phil Baroni vs Marcus Davis likely for March 27
    Hard-hitting (and crowd-pleasing) welterweights, Marcus Davis and Phil Baroni, have verbally agreed to throw leather at UFC 111 from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on March 27, 2010. The...
  9. Silver Star inks Bruce Buffer as brand ambassador
    link Silver Star clothing has quickly become one of the more prominent brands in mixed martial arts with a growing collection of "Signature Series" T-shirts worn by several fighters in recent UFC...
  10. WEC 45 Medical Suspensions
    The NSAC has posted the official WEC 45 results on it's website, which also reveal the medical suspensions coming out of the event. Article (PDF)
  11. Rich Franklin's wife, Beth Franklin, graces the pages of Men's Fitness
    Beth Franklin heats up the pages of Men's Fitness Beth Franklin, wife of Rich Franklin, does a pictorial for Men's Fitness magazine, and answers questions on what it's like to be the wife of a...
  12. Aoki vs. Hirota, Kawajiri vs. Yokota added to "Dynamite!! 2009" on Dec. 31
    * Masato vs. Andy Souwer (K-1) * Satoshi Ishii vs. Hidehiko Yoshida (MMA) * Shinya Aoki vs. Mizuto Hirota (MMA) * Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kazunori Yokota (MMA) * Masanori Kanehara vs. Norofumi "Kid"...
  13. Thomson Tips Hat To Melendez,Calls UFC Out
    “When was the last time you seen a UFC fight card put together like this?” he said. “When was the last time you saw UFC fighters lay it on the line like we did tonight, and when was the last time you...
  14. StrikeForce Signing An Easy Choice For Lashely
    “I met Scott Coker a while back and I’ve just been watching Strikeforce. They have a lot of good things going on,” commented Lashley about inking the deal with San Jose, Calif.-based fight...
  15. UFC Vet Harold Howard Arrested in Niagara Falls, Ontario
    St Catherine Standard - Police say a 51-year-old assault suspect deliberately crashed his pickup truck through the front entrance of Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, ending a pursuit through Niagara...
  16. Former Champion Evans Starts Comebck Trail Against Silva
    http://www.tsn.ca/mma/story/?id=303309 Like training partner Georges St-Pierre before him, Rashad Evans has learned firsthand the difference between winning a title and keeping it. It's a painful...
  17. The Coming Asian MMA "Revolution"
    link The more any culture or nationality opens up to MMA, the better it will be for the sport. While Japan has not only been open, but also a pioneer in MMA, many other Asian countries have yet to...
  18. Scott Smith wants Dan Henderson next; Joe Lauzon would absolutely fight his brother
    Scott Smith/Joe Lauzon Sirius XM Fight Club Interview Recap Scott Smith talks about his fight with Cung Le and his future in StrikeForce. Joe Lauzon talks about fighters who refuse to fight each...
  19. Showtime Says SF Challengers 6 On For 1/22, SF Says It's Off
    So who's right? In this case, Strikeforce. Despite recent rumors of a Jan. 22 date–and an official mention of the card on this past Saturday's "Evolution" broadcast–Strikeforce will not be hosting a...
  20. Slugfest Alert: Baroni vs. Davis Reported for UFC 111
    What do you do when you have two guys who can't win big fights but who always put on entertaining matches? Throw 'em in a cage together and hope for a Fight of the Night, obviously. According to MMA...
  21. The UFC May Have Finally Convinced Don Frye to Buy a Pay-Per-View
    "This might be the first UFC I buy and actually watch in about 10 years, you know?" Frye said. "These two guys, it's going to be one hell of a barnburner. They’re going to show these new guys how to...
  22. Dear idiots: King Mo is doing you a (expletive) favor
    Recent Strikeforce acquisition Muhammed Lawal is baffled by the hoopla surrounding his post-fight energy drink mishap that hosed down the floor of the cage following his Dec. 19 TKO win over Mike...
  23. Baroni plans time off, return unknown
    33-year-old welterweight Phil Baroni is in Hawaii and planning to take time off from competition to rest and evaluate a new approach to MMA. Despite several reports, Baroni said he has not agreed to...
  24. Report: Jon Jones Loses Appeal on Matt Hamill Fight
    Jon Jones' appeal to the Nevada State Athletic Commission to overturn referee Steve Mazagatti's decision in his bout against Matt Hamill earlier this month has been denied. The NSAC stated that they...
  25. What does Evans Vs Silva mean for the lhw division
    link When Rashad Evans meets Thiago Silva next week in the UFC 108 headliner, he knows both contenders are fighting for the same thing. They both a want a shot to avenge an earlier loss while...
  26. WEC 45 ratings,Down 21%
    link This past weekend's broadcast of "WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff" on Versus drew a 0.4 household rating and averaged 330,000 viewers, Versus officials today confirmed with MMAjunkie.com...
  27. Cyborg wants to defend the belt with a KO
    On January 30, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos will put the Strikeforce’s belt in game for the first time, and she’s over confident to the fight against Marloes Coenen. “The expectation is very good, I’ll...
  28. Comical: Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson gets animated for A-Team comic book
    Titled “The A-Team: Shotgun Wedding” and “The A-Team: War Stories,” the two series will not only feature the beloved television series’ characters (in the likenesses of the new actors playing them),...
  29. Dana White ready to bring the excitement of big fights back to Boston
    UFC President Dana White is ready to return home to Boston -- complete with his MMA empire and rabid fan base. The state of Massachusetts recently approved a bill to afford regulation for the sport...
  30. Brian Foster named replacement, fights Chris Lytle at UFC 110 in Australia
    With Dong Hyun Kim (12-0-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) forced out of the fight with a knee injury, Chris Lytle (27-17-5 MMA, 6-9 UFC) instead meets Brian Foster (13-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 110.Foster posted news of...
  31. Battered UFC 107 headliner Diego Sanchez recovering quickly, "90 percent healed"
    Despite a gutsy but bloody effort against lightweight champion B.J. Penn at UFC 107, Diego Sanchez says he is already 90 percent healed.The lightweight contender was tagged with a loss at UFC 107...
  32. Grove Re-Signs With UFC
    His future seemingly more secure after his last win in November, Kendall Grove has now signed a new multi-fight extension with UFC. The TUF 3 winner is expected to return to action in early 2010....
  33. SF Evolution Draws 341,000 Viewers
    In the head-to-head battle Saturday night between Strikeforce and WEC, it looks like Strikeforce wins in ratings. SF Evolution drew a total of 341,000 viewers on Showtime, about average for the...
  34. Diaz Happy To Fight Zaromskis For Title
    "When I started fighting in the UFC I didn't really understand. I mean I understood wrestling, but I didn't really understand scoring," Diaz commented. "I was going in there trying to do more damage....
  35. Thiago Silva: I fight like it's a title match - regardless of opponent
    "To me each fight might as well be my last. I fight like it was a title match regardless of the opponent. It’s an important fight for me, because it puts me on track for the belt. All my fans expect...
  36. MMA Fighters Debate the Merits of Fighting Friends
    http://www.tsn.ca/mma/story/?id=303439 Georges St-Pierre fights for a living and regularly goes up against some of his closest friends in sparring. But the Montreal mixed martial arts star draws the...
  37. (Premier) Mcguinty has 'Open Mind' on Hosting UFC Matches in Ontario
    TORONTO -- Premier Dalton McGuinty is considering allowing the staging of Ultimate Fighting Championship matches in the province. "I've got an open mind to those kinds of things," McGuinty told CTV...
  38. Drunken boxing, snake fist, hadoken: Minowaman's secret weapons against Sokoudjou
    Sokoudjou had better watch out, because the always entertaining and enigmatic Minowaman has some nasty tricks up his sleeve! Minowaman (Ikuhisa Minowa) has built his reputation for his entertaining...
  39. The Sky Is Not Falling: UFC 107 Reportedly Draws 620,000 Buys
    As if it hadn't been disproved enough times, the argument has taken another hit, because the 8th MMA show in the period of 5 weeks drew a monster buyrate. According to Dave Meltzer's Wrestling...
  40. Economics at heart of Overeem's Strikeforce delay
    Hardcore American MMA fans have torn out a lot of hair over Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem’s stateside absence. It’s been over two years since the Dutch fighter triumphed over Paul...
  41. Don Frye calls it quits for MMA, wants to act
    Chances are that if you’ve been watching television over the past couple weeks you may have noticed the new AT&T ad campaign for its latest Blackberry phones. Shortly after the campaign started, MMA...
  42. Rafael Rebello Off WEC 46, Wineland To Face Roop
    Rafael Rebello is now off WEC 46 for as-yet-unknown reasons, becoming the second fighter in just the last few days to pull out of the card. He was to have faced Eddie Wineland. Wineland will not get...
  43. Frank Mir: Brock Lesnar may need to be stripped of the UFC heavyweight title
    "If (Brock Lesnar) is going to be out for that long, should he even hold on to the belt at all? The interim title works if a champion is not able to defend his belt within a year-long period, you...
  44. Fight Path: Self-professed "nerd" Phil Davis seeks structure in UFC debut
    Phil Davis' elementary school contemporaries in Harrisburg, Pa., were surely looking forward to their share of cartoons on Saturday mornings. "Instead of doing that, we were at the museum," Davis...
  45. Mark Hominick vs WEC newcomer Brian Caraway targeted for WEC 46
    After a few recent injuries forced WEC officials into a bit of minor card-shuffling, it appears the promotion's next event is once again complete. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from...
  46. UFC Quick Quote: Cole Miller would rather have fun than get knocked out
    I hope this fight is as fun as it has the potential to be. (Lauzon) is a very aggressive fighter and I'm an aggressive fighter too I like to preach attack, attack, attack and he's the same way. I'm...
  47. Melvin Manhoef: Wait Till They Get A Load Of Me
    Melvin Manhoef is Coming to America, and unlike Prince Akeem’s fictional arrival by Eddie Murphy in 1988, there’s nothing funny about this human wrecking ball that is all set to familiarize the...
  48. Quote of the Day: Corey Hill - "I’m Able to Do What I Love to Do Again"
    "If you want to know the truth, I was an ass," he said. "I was like a little baby. I whined. I yelled. My wife iterally had four kids to take care of: The three we have, plus myself. I was a baby. I...
  49. King of the Cage Announces First Japanese Show
    One of the United States' longest-running and most prolific MMA promotions will head to Japan for the very first time in 2010. Southern California-based King of the Cage (KOTC) - which celebrated its...
  50. Searching for title shot, could WEC's Scott Jorgensen meet Miguel Torres in March?
    WEC bantamweight contender Scott Jorgensen (8-3 MMA, 4-2 WEC) is one razor-thin round away from carrying a five-fight win streak in the WEC. With wins over Takeya Mizugaki, Noah Thomas, Frank Gomez...
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