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Vancouver says not yet to MMA
(sportsnet.ca)
Mixed martial arts isn't returning to Vancouver; at least not yet. Council members voted against having the Vancouver Athletic Commission sanction MMA events Thursday. Instead it has asked the province to provide the sanctioning body for the sport just as it did in September 2007 when MMA became effectively banned in the city.
Submitted Mar 27, 2009 7:54AM by Wolfenstein - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WEC vets Danillo Villefort and Jesse Lennox expected to meet at UFC 101
(mmajunkie.com)
A bout between former WEC welterweights and UFC newcomers Danillo Villefort (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Jesse Lennox (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will likely take place at UFC 101.
Submitted Mar 26, 2009 7:55PM by Wolfenstein - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WEC 41 Announced: Brown-Faber Headlines, Not PPV
(mmajunkie.com)
Versus today announced WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber 2, set to take place on June 7 at Arco Arena in Sacramento. The rematch of WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Thomas Brown (Mike Brown) vs. Urijah Faber for the title will be the main event, and despite rumors of it being the PPV debut for WEC the event will actually air for free on Versus.
Submitted Mar 26, 2009 6:54PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
MFC 21 Main event: Travis Lutter vs Dean Lister
(topmmanews.com)
Last night on Carsons Corner, MFC President Mark Pavelich announced that Travis Lutter will be taking on Dean Lister at MFC 21 on May 13th.
Submitted Mar 26, 2009 6:25PM by Wolfenstein - 14 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
The mysterious stylings of Professor X—Xavier Foupa-Pokam
(ufc.com)
“I have a very violent style,” Professor X says from his compound with the Snake Team. X is Xavier Foupa-Pokam by light of day, and this accounts for his cult following all over his native France, where mixed martial arts are still mostly sort of illegal but cage worship remains in full effect. Obviously, having a violent style doesn’t help assuage the French government’s concerns.
Submitted Mar 26, 2009 2:48PM by Wolfenstein - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Vince McMahon: UFC Has Hurt Boxing, Not WWE
(mma.fanhouse.com)
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter in advance of WrestleMania XXV, McMahon talked about the UFC. "Most people thought at one point that we would be competitors. But it turns out they are not competition to us at all, or hardly at all. They are sport, we are entertainment; it's a huge difference. The revenue they have cut into is that of boxing."
Submitted Mar 26, 2009 2:39PM by Wolfenstein - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
"King Mo" battled through more than just Kawamura for Sengoku win
(mmajunkie.com)
"The problem is I have no PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) already," Lawal said. "And now my ACL may be gone." While Lawal's performance in the bout with Kawamura certainly paled in comparison to his three prior outings, understanding that two major ligaments in his knee were completely ineffective explains a bit about the fight.
Submitted Mar 26, 2009 2:37PM by Wolfenstein - 1 comment
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
 
PETTIS OUT; PALASZEWSKI STEPS IN TO FACE NJOKUANI
(mmaweekly.com)
A change has been made to the upcoming WEC 40 card in Chicago as lightweight Anthony Pettis has been forced out of his scheduled fight against Anthony Njokuani with an undisclosed injury. Stepping into replace Pettis will be Bart Palaszewski, who accepted the fight on just over one week's notice.
Submitted Mar 26, 2009 2:34PM by Wolfenstein - 3 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
DREAM 8 Card Finalized
(mmajunkie.com)
DREAM today has unveiled the final card for DREAM 8 on April 5, to be headlined by round 1 of the Welterweight GP. The card also features Jeff Monson vs. Sergei Kharitonov and Murilo Rua vs. Dong Sik Yoon, among others.
Submitted Mar 26, 2009 11:45AM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
Another Husband-Wife MMA Couple Emerging
(mmajunkie.com)
Fighting, both as a fighter and spectator/supporter, has been a big part of Emily Fisher's life. Between operating a gym run by and training with her husband, UFC fighter Spencer Fisher, Emily Fisher is part of a growing subset of MMA fighters, those who don't necessarily fight for the money or the fame but the self-respect and pleasure of accomplishment. The days spent preparing in the gym translate into confidence in other aspects of life, and the exhilaration of a fight simply can't be matched in day jobs or other errand tasks. Emily, 3-1 and preparing for her 5th fight in May, is one of a growing breed of part-time fighters who accept the business of MMA as part of their lives.
Submitted Mar 26, 2009 9:48AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Leben Anticipates August Return, Possibly UFC 102
(mmaweekly.com)
Suspended UFC fighter-turned-CEO Chris Leben, running a new gym and fight team during a drug suspension that ends in late July, says a August return to the Octagon appears likely. No specific date set but UFC 102 in Portland, Leben's hometown, is a possibility.
Submitted Mar 26, 2009 6:32AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gina Carano Still Holding out Hope for Eventual UFC Fight
(bloodyelbow.com)
It is almost certain that Carano's next fight will be for Strikeforce, I assume the negotiations have more to do with how many fights will be on the contract. However, it's still pretty clear she wants to fight on a UFC. She mentioned a meeting with Dana and Lorenzo, and said that was a possibility.
Submitted Mar 26, 2009 12:09AM by Wolfenstein - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Brandon Vera interview: Fans need to stop worrying about postfight antics
(sports.yahoo.com)
"What we go through to get to that point, all the hard work and the effort that you put in to get that shining moment," told Cage Writer. "That's hitting the damn lottery. How are you going to act when you win $10 million. Do you care what other people think? Hell no!"
Submitted Mar 26, 2009 12:01AM by Wolfenstein - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fred Ettish: Where Is He Now?
(sherdog.com)
For many longtime mixed martial arts diehards, Ettish will be forever associated with his ill-fated appearance at UFC 2 on March 11, 1994, when he entered the cage on a moment’s notice to fight Johnny Rhodes -- a man physically superior to him in virtually every way imaginable. Three minutes and seven seconds later, after being momentarily blinded and cut by a bare-knuckle punch, Ettish succumbed to a rear-naked choke. He was not afforded the opportunity to return the Octagon to right his wrongs, and his life was never the same.
Submitted Mar 25, 2009 11:53PM by Wolfenstein - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vitor Belfort and Lyoto Machida train together in Belém
(tatame.com)
Brazilian Lyoto Machida received an unexpected visit in this last Sunday, in his training academy in Belém: Vitor Belfort, former UFC and Cage Rage champion, today fighting at Affliction, was passing trough the city. "I have some projects in Belém and good friends as well, like Lyoto. I took the chance to train together and tried to help him in any way."
Submitted Mar 25, 2009 11:46PM by Wolfenstein - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Joe Riggs vs. Phil Baroni possible for June
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
A rumored match up between welterweight bout between Joe Riggs and Phil Baroni appears to be a very good possibility for a Strikeforce card that is tentatively set for June.
Submitted Mar 25, 2009 11:42PM by Wolfenstein - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Joe Riggs Goes Off on Jake Shields
(cagepotato.com)
“(Expletive) Jake Shields’ (expletive) (expletive),” Riggs said. “I have done enough in this sport to be (expletive) treated with a certain amount of respect, and to talk about me like I am a (expletive) Pat Smith or Tank Abbott…For one, I am like six years younger than that punk (expletive) (expletive). So, (expletive) him. People forget that I am (expletive) 25.
Submitted Mar 25, 2009 11:38PM by Wolfenstein - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
The 10 Best Signature Moves in MMA
(cagepotato.com)
An awesome list of the 10 best signature moves in MMA, compiled by the guys at Cage Potato.
Submitted Mar 25, 2009 11:34PM by Wolfenstein - 16 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
James Thompson Says He's SF Property, Fighting At Sengoku 9
(411mania.com)
James Thompson spoke to The Fight Network today, and made a few things clear. He first announced that he would be fighting at Sengoku: Ninth Battle, which has not been announced as of yet, and wants a rematch with Kazuyuki Fujita. He also says Strikeforce picked up his ProElite contract, and when he debuts there is up to SF.
Submitted Mar 25, 2009 6:30PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, World Victory Road / Sengoku
 
Anderson Silva vs Roy Jones Jr. practically a done deal
(mmamania.com)
UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva seems to be merely biding his time until the completion of his UFC contract to finally test himself in the world of professional boxing. “The Spider” first mentioned his interest in the sweet science after he dispatched of Dan Henderson at UFC 82: “Pride of a Champion” in March 2008. And there is perhaps no boxer who has accomplished more in the sport in the past decade and a half than Jones Jr., although he could be considered past his prime despite winning four of his last five bouts. Is Anderson getting too big for his britches? Or does he have the stuff to hang with the boxing legend?
Submitted Mar 25, 2009 6:19PM by Mr_Dead_Sexy - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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