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Affliction's 3rd Event Set for Aug. 1st - Fedor/Barnett to headline...
(mmajunkie.com)
Affliction's long-awaited and constantly changing third card is expected to take place Aug. 1, according to MMA FanHouse. As expected, the main event will feature Fedor Emelianenko (30-1) vs. fellow heavyweight Josh Barnett (24-5), and official announcement could come in the next few days, according to the report.
Submitted May 21, 2009 10:55AM by emfleek - 14 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
HDNet Changes DREAM 9 Start Time
(411mania.com)
HDNet has announced that their start time for the DREAM 9 broadcast has been pushed back 2 hours to 5 AM ET on May 26. It had been scheduled to start at the live event's start time, 3 AM ET. No reason given for the change.
Submitted May 21, 2009 5:14AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: HDNet, Dream
 
Dana White talks video game,Cro Cop,Miletich (video)
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Dana talks about the videogame,Cro Cop making his return,Pat Miletch,Lyoto vs Rashad,MMA in New York,and much more.Great video interview. WB.
Submitted May 20, 2009 6:13PM by WheelchairBandit - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Date Set For NY MMA Vote
(mmaweekly.com)
On June 3, the New York State Assembly’s Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports will debate and vote on bill 2009-B, which would regulate the sport of mixed martial arts in the state. Michael Kim, a representative from committee chair and bill sponsor Assemblyman Steve Englebright’s office, informed MMAWeekly.com of the news Wednesday morning. “It will be a pretty significant first step,” said Kim.
Submitted May 20, 2009 5:29PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
221-pound Sonnen takes on Miller because Herman wouldn't
(sports.yahoo.com)
The politics of fighting has put Chael Sonnen in an interesting position. When Yushin Okami had to drop out of his UFC 98 fight against Dan Miller, UFC matchmaker Joe Silva gave a call to Team Quest and Matt Lindland looking for a replacement back on May 1st. Lindland was asked about Ed Herman, who just saved his job with a win over David Loiseau back at UFC 97 on April 23rd. Lindland told Silva that Herman was a go. When "The Law" finally tracked down Herman, "Short Fuse" said he didn't want the fight. Lindland then called Sonnen, who was driving to the gym, and told him now he was in a lerch. Sonnen took the fight not realizing that he was 221 pounds with only 22 days to cut the weight to reach the middleweight limit of 185.
Submitted May 20, 2009 3:18PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker no longer in the Kimbo Slice business
(mmamania.com)
“We had an option to exercise Kimbo’s contract from Pro Elite. Basically out of all those fighters we took, he was the only one that we didn’t grab –- it was an option to take [Slice’s contract.] With that option, there was an expiration date on it. In the very beginning, we tried to have dialogue with them about trying to make the deal a little more realistic and we just couldn’t work it out. At the end of the day, if we would have worked it out, we would have exercised the option. I still think that we’ll continue the dialogue and at some point, if he really wants to fight in MMA, then we’ll let him fight for us. Why not? Why not put him back in the mix? We just need to talk about a different arrangement, that’s all.”
Submitted May 20, 2009 3:07PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Phil Baroni hypes up his Strikeforce fight against Joe Rigg
(mmamania.com)
“Really, there’s not much to say. Joe’s 25 years old and he’ll have his day. On June 6, I’m knocking him the (expletive) out. I’m going to (expletive) him up bad. I’m going to bust him up the whole (expletive) fight. It’s up to him how long he wants to last. Whether he wants to last one round or he wants to last three – I’m going to (expletive) him up. Never mind being in shape. I’m not thanking anybody for being here. Any promotion that has me, it’s lucky for them. No one’s kissing anyone’s asses. I’m just ready to fight and beat the (expletive) out of him.
Submitted May 20, 2009 3:05PM by MMAcca - 11 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
 
TUF 9 Finale: Martin Kampmann vs TJ Grant (UPDATED: Kampman Turns Fight Down)
(mmamania.com)
Former top middleweight contender Martin Kampmann (15-2) is in talks to tangle with UFC sophomore TJ Grant (14-2) in a welterweight match up at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 Finale at “The Pearl” at the Palms Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 20. Grant announced the bout earlier today via his Facebook page and MMAmania.com was able to independently confirm the announcement with Grant’s camp. Kampmann made his welterweight debut at UFC Fight Night 18: “Condit vs. Kampmann,” spoiling the Octagon debut of World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) Welterweight Champion and top-ranked 170-pound fighter Carlos Condit.
Submitted May 20, 2009 3:01PM by MMAcca - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Hughes Fans Should Be Encouraged
(bloodyelbow.com)
By news like this: “I’ve switched things up a little bit,” he says. “I went to a lot of training camps, went out a lot to different places and didn’t stay home near as much.” One of those outside camps visited by Hughes (42-7) was Greg Nelson’s Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, home to former and current UFC champions Sean Sherk, Dave Menne and Brock Lesnar.
Submitted May 20, 2009 2:58PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Miller's Time: No More Goofing Off For 'Mayhem'
(mmaweekly.com)
Jason “Mayhem” Miller says the days of monkeying around in the ring are done. A decision loss to submission ace Ronaldo “Jacare” de Souza in Dream’s Middleweight Grand Prix woke him up. The "Bully Beatdown" host realized his attitude was costing him fights.
Submitted May 20, 2009 2:56PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Dana White's UFC 98 Video Blog - Episodes 1 and 2
(demandmma.com)
Check out Dana White's video blogs as he meets up with fans during the midnight release of UFC 2009: Undisputed, and gets left an interesting message on the sidewalk. In the second video, Dana makes an appearance on the Opie and Anthony show, hangs out with Jimmy Fallon, and more.
Submitted May 20, 2009 1:27PM by BrutalKnockOut - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Kongo to step in for Heath
(mmabay.co.uk)
MMABay can EXCLUSIVELY reveal that Wolfslair MMA Academy trained heavyweight, Cheick Kongo, has agreed to step in for the injured Heath Herring at UFC 99 against Cain Velasquez.
Submitted May 20, 2009 7:25AM by Aaronno9 - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Adds Pyle As "Insurance" For 98
(mmajunkie.com)
Apparently UFC has some concerns about Chris Wilson, who is supposed to fight Brock larson Saturday at UFC 98. The concerns aren't clear, but UFC has signed Mike Pyle to a contract and he's been told to be ready to fight Saturday as an "insurance policy".
Submitted May 19, 2009 6:42PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The End Of WAMMA? Miletich & Caplan Step Down
(mmajunkie.com)
It could be the first WHAM-O for WAMMA today. Two of the organization's founding members, Vice President of Fighter Relations & MMA pioneer Pat Miletich and interim COO Sam Caplan have both resigned from WAMMA today, raising questions about the future of MMA's first sanctioning body.
Submitted May 19, 2009 6:35PM by DCRage - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Heath Herring Out of UFC 99
(demandmma.com)
Heath Herring is battling an illness that will keep him out of the gym, and the co main event spot for UFC 99 is now empty.
Submitted May 19, 2009 5:39PM by BrutalKnockOut - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
 
Dana White: ESPN's E:60 was a peice of S&%#
(bostonherald.com)
Anyone who thought Dana White would soften his tone after the backlash from his recent controversial comments obviously doesn’t know the UFC president. White drew widespread criticism for a video blog he posted on YouTube last month in which he attacked Sherdog.com writer Loretta Hunt for a story she wrote about the UFC’s credentialing policy. The low-point of the profanity-laced tirade was a homophobic slur White used to describe anonymous sources in Hunt’s story. White later apologized to the *** community, but otherwise stood by his message and the manner in which he delivered it. In an interview with the Herald on Thursday, White explained that he has no intention of toning things down. “I have a lot of attorneys that could write (expletive) speeches for me every time I talk,” White said. “I have three attorneys in the car right now. I can have them tell me everything they (expletive) want me to say. Is that what you want? Is that what the fans want? Is that what people want? I can do that. It would give me a lot less (expletive) headaches. Sure I could do that and be a phony like all the other guys, if that’s what everybody wants.” The questions were obviously rhetorical, as White directed his ire at an ESPN feature on him that appeared on the network’s “E:60” program last week. “The ‘E:60’ thing was a piece of (expletive),” White said. “Same old (expletive) story, same old (expletive).”
Submitted May 19, 2009 5:04PM by cmill21 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Behind the Octagon' to Stream Backstage Video at UFC 98
(cagepotato.com)
The UFC has a special treat for those staying in to watch the fights on Saturday night. Starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, four live video streams will be available at UFC.com/BK, as part of a new Burger King-sponsored online feature called "Behind the Octagon." Viewers can switch between the red and blue corner dressing rooms, the fighter entryway, and a camera that will just be following Dana White as he makes his rounds. In other words, you'll be seeing a lot of behind-the-scenes action that's never been available before, aside from edited highlights in Danavlogs. Specific details on "Behind the Octagon" are scarce at this point — we don't know if UFC.com will try to charge viewers for access, and we don't even know if the feeds will be available during the entire event. But if it comes together, BtO could be the most forward-thinking Internet feature the UFC has ever offered. Now all they have to do is give press credentials to bloggers and we'll have entered the Utopia...
Submitted May 19, 2009 4:51PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Arlovski vs. Rogers added to June 6 Strikeforce event
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski will step in for injured Strikeforce heavyweight titleholder Alistair Overeem against Team Bison member Brett “The Grim” Rogers at “Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” on June 6. Overeem has pulled out of the fight with a hand injury. The Fight Network learned of the heavyweight contest from sources close to both fighters. Rogers (9-0) is coming off a second-round TKO win over Abongo Humphrey at “Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz” on April 11. A veteran of the now-defunct Elite Xtreme Combat organization, Rogers boasts wins over heavyweight sluggers Jon Murphy and James Thompson. Arlovski (15-6), meanwhile, has not seen action since challenging Fedor Emelianenko for the WAMMA heavyweight title at “Affliction: Day of Reckoning” on January 24. Training under Freddie Roach, one of boxing’s most highly acclaimed coaches, the Belarussian hopes to rebound from a first-round knockout against “The Last Russian Emperor” and move one step closer to putting gold back around his waist. “The Pitbull,” who will be making his first appearance for the California-based Strikeforce promotion, was initially rumored to make his professional boxing debut in the aftermath of the loss to Emelianenko. But Arlovski is now set to return to his mixed martial arts roots against the less experienced Rogers. A former UFC heavyweight champion, Arlovski has recorded wins over Roman Zentsov, Vladimir Matyushenko, Wesley Correira, Tim Sylvia, Paul Buentello, Fabricio Werdum, Ben Rothwell and Roy Nelson throughout his 10-year career. The winner of this fight will likely go on to challenge heavyweight kingpin Overeem for the title later this year.
Submitted May 19, 2009 2:54PM by grappler0000 - 28 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
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