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Page 1029 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Shinya Aoki Responds to Jake Shields
(world-mma.livejournal.com)
"Ah yea, I heard that the American, Jake Shields, is saying 'Aoki ran.' What the hell are you? A feudal lord? If you were some kinda genius like Michael Jackson, maybe I'd pay you some mind. But you? You can't say that." -- Shinya Aoki, responding to claims by Jake Shields that Aoki had "no budo." More on budo (likely he means "bushido") here.
Submitted Aug 29, 2008 11:59PM by MMAcca - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
EliteXC To Strip KJ Noons Of The Lightweight Title
(411mania.com)
Stu Stone of The Stone Movement posted an interview with EliteXC Vice President Jared Shaw up on Youtube earlier and discussed such topics as Kimbo Slice, Gina Carano, and of course KJ Noons. However, when the Noon's name was brought up, things got a little heated: However that's not the big part of the story. Stu Stone has informed me that EliteXC plans on stripping KJ Noons of the EliteXC lightweight title and Jared Shaw will release a statement on next week's episode.
Submitted Aug 29, 2008 11:30PM by Wolfenstein - 9 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Exclusive: Fedor Extends Deal With Affliction, Not Set For New Years
(mmanews.com)
Forced out of a WAMMA Heavyweight title fight with Andrei Arlovski that was set for Affliction: Day Of Reckoning on Octocter 11th due to a hand injury, Champion Fedor Emelianenko has had his sights set on a New Year’s Eve fight in Japan against an unnamed opponent followed up by a date with the winner of the WAMMA heavyweight elimination bout on the October 11th card between Arlovski and Josh Barnett. Tom Atencio, Vice President of Affliction, told MMANews.com this week that the company has just extended their current contract with Fedor and will look to have the WAMMA Heavyweight Championship fight in January or February when they intend on holding their 3rd show.
Submitted Aug 29, 2008 11:24PM by Wolfenstein - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
BloodyElbow.com Exclusive: Randy Couture Update
(bloodyelbow.com)
I've spoken with a lot of people about Randy Couture in the last day. Things are definitely happening. First, I can say with 100% certainty that there are current negotiations for Randy Couture to return in November to main event, and that the current proposed opponent is Brock Lesnar. They can't get Fedor, too many issues to work out on short notice, and he has a US-only non compete with Affliction.
Submitted Aug 29, 2008 11:19PM by Wolfenstein - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Affliction Unveils "Day of Reckoning" Toyota NASCAR - Pictures
(dreamfighters.com)
The racecar will be operated by veteran driver Mike Skinner as he competes in this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway.
Submitted Aug 29, 2008 4:31PM by kastro_316 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
UFC 91 - Cheick Kongo ruled out with shoulder injury
(mmabay.co.uk)
French UFC heavyweight contender, Cheick Kongo, who was last seen in action at UFC 87, knocking out debutant Dan Evensen in the first round, has been ruled out of action for a number of months with a shoulder injury. Kongo is said to have suffered the injury before his last outing and fought through the pain but will now go under the surgeons knife ruling him out for the rest of the year. This was originally confirmed on ESPN's MMA Live
Submitted Aug 29, 2008 2:25PM by Wolfenstein - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 88: Martin Kampmann finds no weaknesses in Nate Marquardts game
(mmamania.com)
“Most of the guys I’ve fought, I’ve been able to pinpoint a weakness in their game. Not with Nate. He is very well rounded, and one of best guys in the UFC. It’s going to be tough, but I am looking forward to it…. Before I was injured, I was supposed to fight in a main event. I got injured and was out for over a year, and people forgot about me. It was a long time out. Now, it’s time to fight my way back and remind people of who I am.” Martin Kampmann heaps praise on his opponent, Nate Marquardt, at UFC 88: “Breakthrough” at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga., on September 6. The article has some great background on “The Hitman” and his journey from competing in small European shows to the Octagon. He also goes into great details about the catastrophic knee injury that nearly cost him his fighting career.
Submitted Aug 29, 2008 12:54PM by SmileR - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fedor Emelianenko & Randy Couture grappling session in L.A (Pics)
(dreamfighters.com)
Fedor and Couture met last week in LA for a training session, and spent 2 hours grappling together, as you can see from the pictures.
Submitted Aug 29, 2008 12:38PM by kastro_316 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Wolslair boss talks Rampage deal
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Following our exclusive report that Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson has signed with the Wolfslair, Fighters Only spoke with gym boss Anthony McGann to discuss how the deal came about.
Submitted Aug 29, 2008 11:03AM by Wolfenstein - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
McCullough-Cerrone Winner Getting WEC Title Shot?
(mmajunkie.com)
During an appearance on TAGG Radio recently, Rob McCullough revealed that the winner of his fight against Donald Cerrone at WEC 36 is next in line to face WEC Lightweight Champion Jamie Varner for the title.
Submitted Aug 29, 2008 10:18AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
UFC Quick Quote: Chuck Liddell is on a mission
(mmamania.com)
“He finds a way to win. He’s done a good job controlling his fights. He’s good on top, and he moves well on his feet. He’s elusive and hard to hit, but I’m going to see if I can catch him…. I’m on a mission to get my title back and end my career on a streak of wins. I’m in shape, and I’m going to keep throwing like I do. The knockout power is still there.” – Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell provides Sherdog.com with a quick and accurate scouting report of his upcoming opponent at UFC 88: “Breakthrough” on September 6, Rashad Evans. It’s the main event fight at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga., earning the winner — especially if it’s Liddell — a likely title shot against Forrest Griffin perhaps before the year is even out. It’s a major contrast in styles — Liddell is the striker and Evans is the wrestler. And it will likely come down to who can execute the proper gameplan on fight night. There’s really no mystery involved … unless “Sugar” somehow “catches” the “Iceman” first.
Submitted Aug 29, 2008 10:13AM by SmileR - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WVR Sponsor Buys Stake In Pancrase
(sherdog.com)
A strong source in the Japanese MMA industry has confirmed to Sherdog that Don Quijote, the primary sponsor of World Victory Road's Sengoku, is now a controlling partner of Pancrase. Pancrase will still operate as a separate and autonomous promotion despite drawing a considerable chunk of their resources from the same pool of capital.
Submitted Aug 29, 2008 10:10AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
 
 
Frank Backs Ken; Says Brother Will Beat Kimbo
(fightline.com)
Frank and Ken Shamrock aren't exactly close. The two brothers have never gotten along that well and since the death of their adopted father the rift has grown. "Ken and I are just two different people," said Frank Shamrock. "We don't really have (a relationship), we never have. After Bob (Shamrock) passed there was some resentment there on his part. "But, I've never had a heart to heart conversation with the guy. He was never available and I was never a good communicator. We were too guys that never got past working out together. It's totally bizarre. I know more about the guys I train with today than I've ever known about Ken. I think when we were younger Ken was a very closed off dude and I wasn't a good communicator. Now, that's changed for me and Ken's changed as well but we never grew together."
Submitted Aug 29, 2008 1:19AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva Interview
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Suspended EliteXC heavyweight champion Antonio “Pezao” Silva recently spoke to us in an exclusive interview at Planet Tatami. For the first-time ever, we have translated the interview from Portuguese to English for exclusive publication here on FiveOuncesOfPain.com. In this interview, which is translated by Planet Tatami’s André Filipe Cassimiro de Sousa, Silva discusses his recent suspension by the California State Athletic Commission for alleged steroid use, the decision by long-time American Top Team trainer Benkei to leave the fight camp, his thoughts on his most recent win over Justin Eilers, and more.
Submitted Aug 29, 2008 1:15AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
“Kimbo Slice is basically gift wrapped for me”
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
The word pioneer is thrown around loosely these days, but in the case of Ken Shamrock, it’s an apt description. Speaking for myself, I am not sure I would have gotten into MMA if it wasn’t for Shamrock. He was just someone I was always interested in seeing fight and someone I’d always root for. I am a writer but I am also a fan and I can remember watching UFC 40 in 2002 when Tito Ortiz pummeled Shamrock in their first-ever meeting. I hated Ortiz for doing that to my hero. Was it irrational anger? Absolutely. But I was a Shamrock fan and Ortiz had just beaten my guy. Unfortunately, it wouldn’t be the the last time he’d take a beating at the hands of Ortiz. The losses to Ortiz made it easy to forget that Shamrock was both the first-ever King of Pancrase and the UFC’s first-ever Superfight champion. But the simple truth of the matter is he’s far removed from the time in which he known as the “World’s Most Dangerous Man.”
Submitted Aug 29, 2008 1:12AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Scott Coker the man behind Strikeforce's curtain
(mmajunkie.com)
This is the kind of thing that doesn't happen every day. Or every year. Or even every decade. Scott Coker was 21, teaching martial arts near his Northern California home and not sure what he planned to do with the rest of his life. But he had a passion for taekwondo, enjoyed what he was doing and, like many young adults, wasn't particularly concerned at the time with where life was leading. He was instructing in an otherwise typical day at his gym when one of his students, an employee of Coors Brewery, told him that Coors was looking to sponsor professional kickboxing events that were being broadcast on ESPN.
Submitted Aug 29, 2008 1:11AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Randy Couture willing to fight in the UFC once more
(mmajunkie.com)
Reigning UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture could return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship by year's end as part of an out-of-court settlement with the organization. Multiple sources close to the fighter, speaking exclusively to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), today said that Couture is willing to fight once more for the UFC, possibly before the end of the year, as a potential resolution to his ongoing legal battles with the fight promotion. However, Couture himself could not be reached for comment, and it's unknown if the UFC is even considering the offer at this point. According to one source, as part of Couture's concession to return the octagon, the 45-year-old UFC hall-of-famer would want to walk away "clear and free" from the organization after the bout.
Submitted Aug 29, 2008 1:09AM by MMAcca - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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