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SYLVIA WILL STILL FIGHT; ADRENALINE WILL RETURN
(mmaweekly.com)
Adrenaline MMA promoter Monte Cox says in the fight business, things can go either way. Things like your choice of fights, venue, and production budget. It can take very little to change a proposed MMA show. Just like the fights, the margin for error is slim – especially when you’re in a foreign territory. “Anytime you go somewhere for the first time, you’re always going to encounter resistance,” said Cox. “You have hometown promoters that don’t want you there; you don’t really know who the local fighters are that draw; you don’t know where to go to get the best sponsors. And you’re not always treated fairly because you’re the out of town guy.”
Submitted Jun 24, 2009 8:59AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Technically Speaking: Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos vs. Gina Carano
(bloodyelbow.com)
August 15th is a little under two months away, but there is already a hot buzz surrounding the women's MMA scene. Strikeforce has managed to line up potentially one of the most anticipated matchups of the year in Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos vs. Gina "Conviction" Carano. It'll also be the first women's MMA matchup to receive main event treatment under a major MMA promotion, and it will likely become a historical battle on the women's MMA front.
Submitted Jun 24, 2009 8:56AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Quote of the Day: Joe Rogan Talks MMA Judging
(bloodyelbow.com)
TM: You've seen a lot of good judging and a lot of bad judging over the years, and a lot of good refereeing and bad refereeing. What's your natural reaction when you see a judging or refereeing decision you disagree with? Is it pretty much what we get on the air, or do you try to temper it a little bit because you don't want to pile on? Joe Rogan: The problem with the referees when we go to a place like Nashville is we have to use local referees and a lot of these guys just aren't prepared for the big show. They're not good enough, and they're nervous and some are real trigger happy. They want to step in and stop the action or tell the guys what to do. They make mistakes and don't know what to do...
Submitted Jun 24, 2009 8:54AM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Lytle's post-UFC career could include political run in Indiana
(mmajunkie.com)
Fulltime firefighter, professional boxer, star mixed-martial-arts fighter, devoted family man. Could Renaissance Man and UFC welterweight Chris Lytle's list of job responsibilities soon include rookie politician? On Monday's edition of MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio), the longtime fighter mentioned interest in entering the political ring once his career in the cage runs its course. "I've been talking to some people in my state about it, trying to use whatever popularity I have from my name to help me run for some sort of political office," Lytle said. Lytle, a fan favorite who's stand-and-bang style and no-nonsense interviews have earned him a home in the UFC for nearly a decade, joked about another qualification.
Submitted Jun 24, 2009 8:52AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping May Be Better Than You Think
(mmamania.com)
If you believe Phil Baroni and a recent training session he had with Bisping. He says the most surprising thing about Bisping is that "he's fast, he's an athlete" and believes he's underrated.
Submitted Jun 24, 2009 7:24AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Carwin vs. Velasquez possible main event for UFC 103... Franklin vs Lidell rumored
(insidefights.com)
A heavyweight contenders fight between prospects Shane Carwin and Cain Velasquez could serve as the co-main event for UFC 103 on September 19th in Dallas, sources have told Inside Fights. Another fight that has been discussed internally is Chuck Liddell facing Rich Franklin.
Submitted Jun 24, 2009 3:28AM by Wolfenstein - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Richie Whitson Final TUF 9 Q&A
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

8. After watching all of the episodes was there anything of note that didn’t get shown on TV? Richie Whitson – Yes, after me and Jason Pierce got into the argument that you saw on TV. Santino and I were roommates in the house and Pierce decided to put a sign on our door that said “Gingers Only, Queers Only, Please Knock”. So Santino, Frank, Cameron, Demarques, Mark and I sat around thinking of some way to get even with Pierce. We made stick figure drawings with each of the British team members and on each one of the pictures was a picture of Pierce on his knees &^%#$@ &**&. Then we made one more picture with Bisping and the rest of the British coaches doing all kinds of things to defile Pierce. The next morning we got up at like 5 a.m. and put all of the pictures up on the walls of the living room. I went back to sleep and was woke up by the loud laughing of the U.K. team.
Submitted Jun 24, 2009 3:08AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, The Ultimate Fighter, General MMA
 
Takanori Gomi To UFC?
(411mania.com)
Possible. In a recent interview, Gomi confirmed that he has offers from both UFC an dAffliction and is negotiating with both. Gomi also says his next fight will be in the US and he wants current UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn.
Submitted Jun 23, 2009 6:11PM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Severs Ties With Setanta Sports
(mmamania.com)
Those of you over in Europe used to watching UFC on Setanta now must get your fix elsewhere. The financial instability of the network has caused it to lose it's deal with UFC. Negotiations to get UFC back on the air in England in time for UFC 100 are currently underway.
Submitted Jun 23, 2009 10:41AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
PITTSBURGH WELCOMES MMA ON JUNE 27
(mmaweekly.com)
While the UFC is set to descend on Philadelphia in August, the city of champions, Pittsburgh, Penn., will officially welcome mixed martial arts to town on June 27. The Ultimate Cage Fighting Championship makes its Keystone State debut bringing the "Rumble on the Rivers" to the Mellon Arena featuring a number of top fighters including the main event pitting Rich Clementi against Kyle Jensen.
Submitted Jun 23, 2009 8:29AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
BRAD BLACKBURN ADDRESSES CONTROVERSIAL WIN
(mmaweekly.com)
Heading into Saturday’s Ultimate Fighter Season 9 Finale versus Edgar Garcia, “Bad” Brad Blackburn was anticipating a war of attrition, and that’s exactly what he got. Over the course of three rounds, Blackburn and Garcia battered each other, with Blackburn ultimately coming out on top via a close, controversial split-decision. Upon return to his home in Washington, Blackburn spoke to MMAWeekly.com about his controversial win and what he feels was the deciding factor in the fight.
Submitted Jun 23, 2009 8:28AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
GINA CARANO PAVING HER OWN WAY THROUGH MMA
(mmaweekly.com)
ina Carano was in no rush to sign a new contract. Two months ago, the MMA star had two promotions interested in her talent: Strikeforce, who owned her EliteXC contract, and the UFC, whose owners Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta were thinking about creating a division around her. The UFC was the popular kids’ choice, like it was for every fighter who dreamed of doing big things. Strikeforce, though not on par with the UFC’s prestige, had a new deal with Showtime and CBS, where she had first cemented herself as the “face of women’s MMA,” at one point adding one million new viewers to the telecast she fought on.
Submitted Jun 23, 2009 8:27AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Affliction no longer interested in Andrei Arlovski
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
The former UFC heavyweight champion was contracted to fight three fights for Affliction. The first of which was his mugging of Ben Rothwell; the second, the disappointing knockout loss at the hands of Fedor Emelianenko; and the third and final bout in his agreement with Affliction was his recent loaning out to Strikeforce where he was overwhelmed by Rogers in lightning quick fashion. “His contract has expired and right now we have so many fighters under contract that we are just concentrating on working with them,” said Affliction VP Tom Atencio.
Submitted Jun 23, 2009 1:30AM by MMAcca - 19 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
Ask the Doc: Why is Dr. Benjamin against five-minute rounds in women's MMA?
(mmajunkie.com)
In his latest "Ask the Doc," feature, MMAjunkie.com medical columnist Dr. Johnny Benjamin answers a question about his fanaticism (or lack thereof) for women's MMA. He also explains why organizations must carefully consider the ramifications of moving from three-minute rounds to five-minute frames for anything but the top-level female fighters.
Submitted Jun 23, 2009 1:28AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Chris Lytle refutes claims he tapped out to Kevin Burns at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
No, Chris Lytle did not tap out during this past Saturday's co-"Fight of the Night" bout with Kevin Burns at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale. Soon after the June 20 fight aired live on Spike TV and Lytle was awarded a unanimous-decision win, MMA forums lit up with claims stating that veteran fighter tapped out late in the first round after Burns connected on a solid uppercut and took the fight to the mat. However, on today's edition of MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio), Lytle (27-17-5 MMA, 6-9 UFC) said he never tapped out in his previous 48 professional fights and that he didn't tap out in this one either.
Submitted Jun 23, 2009 1:27AM by MMAcca - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Coming soon: Takanori Gomi Interview
(mmamania.com)
Former Pride FC lightweight champion and posterboy, Takanori Gomi, was a consensus top-ranked lightweight in the world as recently as 2008 — some even branded “The Fireball Kid” the best in the business. That status quickly changed, however, when Gomi dropped back-to-back fights at the hands of Sergey Golyaev and Satoru Kitaoka under the World Victory Road banner. Critics quickly jumped on Gomi, saying he was protected throughout his career when the Japan-based promotion was in its heyday. In addition, it was suggested that he lacked motivation and top-flight competition to still be considered among the world’s best at 160 pounds.
Submitted Jun 23, 2009 1:25AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Lyoto Machida, Randy Couture, Fedor Emelianenko All Possible for EA Sports MMA Video Game
(bloodyelbow.com)
"We are looking obviously at every fighter that we can, that we feel is applicable from a quality level and then analyzing their image rights, and if they're available and we want them -- then we'll get them. If they're not then we'll move on to the next fighter." When asked about fighters such as UFC star Lyoto Machida, Moore added: "Machida? A great fighter. There's plenty of great fighters that have their image rights, and we'll start announcing fighters pretty soon."
Submitted Jun 23, 2009 1:23AM by MMAcca - 16 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
MMA In New York On The Ropes For 2009 - Not Likely
(mmaweekly.com)
A two-week deadlock in the New York senate has put MMA on the ropes. The last day of the legislative body’s 2009 session ended Monday, stranding several bills under consideration including one to legalize MMA in the Empire State. Governor David Patterson on Sunday called a special session for the Senate to break a stalemate brought by a shift in party lines. Democrats have refused to participate in session since two members of its party sided with Republicans in a leadership vote, giving the GOP control of the Senate. Last week, one Democrat returned to the fold, leaving the chamber in a tie. Lawmakers are due to vote on a budget for New York City, same-sex marriage, and a sales tax hike, among others.
Submitted Jun 23, 2009 1:21AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC requests Date Of November 21 In Vegas For UFC 105
(mmaweekly.com)
It looks like the Ultimate Fighting Championship may be headed to its home turf for a Nov. 21 event. The promotion has requested the pre-Thanksgiving weekend date from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Executive Director Keith Kizer Monday confirmed in a posting on popular Internet message board The Underground. The commission's website also confirms the event as targeted for the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The event is subject to approval by the commission.
Submitted Jun 23, 2009 1:19AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 9 Finale Medical Suspensions
(boxing.nv.gov)
The NSAC has posted the official TUF 9 Finale results on its website, which also reveal the medical suspensions coming out of the event.
Submitted Jun 22, 2009 4:55PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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