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NY Times profile: Carano a very secluded person
LAS VEGAS — Gina Carano lives on a cul-de-sac where all the houses look the same. For companionship, she puts up two pit bulls and a convicted felon. She stays out of nightclubs, maintains few friendships and drives a foul-smelling Impala. She never finished college. She has never heard of Chuck Berry. In conversation, she assumes you have never heard of her.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 11:15AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Aaron Riley: There Will Be Resolution This Time Around Against Shane Nelson
Aaron Riley will be fighting Shane Nelson for the second time at this Saturday's UFC 101, but don't tell Riley it's a rematch. The experienced lightweight out of Seattle lost in 44 seconds at UFC 96 in March against Nelson when the referee intervened in a stoppage universally agreed upon to be premature.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 11:11AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC still dominates MMA
After Fedor Emelianenko signed with Strikeforce, I wrote that he was a game changer, and that the combination of the heavyweight champion of MMA and the best women's division in MMA made Strikeforce a major player in the sport. But I should also acknowledge something that should probably go without saying, but sometimes goes overlooked among hard-core MMA fans: The UFC still completely dominates MMA.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 10:03AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Griffin vs. Franca back on UFC 103 main card, Escudero vs. Miller demoted to prelims
A day after the Ultimate Fighting Championship bumped a Tyson Griffin (13-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) vs. Hermes Franca (19-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) bout to the preliminary card, the organization has returned the lightweight matchup to the UFC 103 main card.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 10:01AM by emfleek - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Scott Coker on Fedor vs. Overeem: ‘Let’s build that fight up’
“FEDOR SIGNS WITH STRIKEFORCE”, screamed the headlines all over the Internet yesterday afternoon. After close to two weeks of frantic behind the scenes negotiations with every single one of the major power players in mixed martial arts, Strikeforce ultimately won the bidding war for the hottest free agent in the sport.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 8:35AM by emfleek - 16 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Jake Shields to Fight for Strikeforce Interim Middleweight Championship in October
With Cung Le missing in action for more than a year to focus on a career in the movies, Jake Shields has been tabbed to fight for an interim championship made in his absence against an opponent yet to be announced. Strikeforce President Scott Coker recently confirmed the news Monday evening during an interview with TapouT Radio, explaining that the current Strikeforce 185 pound champion is a man of many obligations at the moment.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 8:35AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
MMA QUICK NOTE: Gina Carano plans on keeping the load right where it’s at
“When I first started in Showtime I was called the pet project: ‘Here, I’m going to help you out and put you on this show.’ In my head, I’m like, I train and work out like everyone else. They like to tell you what you’re not."
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 8:30AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Jim Miller vs Thiago Tavares UFC 103 fight announced for Sept. 19
It was recently announced that Jim Miller (14-2) and Thiago Tavares (14-3) will collide in a lightweight showdown at UFC 103 from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on Sept. 19. Miller is fresh off a unanimous decision win over Mac Danzig at UFC 100 on July 11, during which he leveraged his strong wrestling skills and ground and pound to beat the California native to a bloody pulp.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 8:29AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fedor Emelianenko to Strikeforce, UFC Declares War, What Does It All Mean?
Well, the Fedor has hit the proverbial fan, or should I say the fans. There is debate as to whether or not this is a game changer. Michael David Smith says yes: I've long believed that any MMA promotion wanting to compete with the UFC needed to do one of two things: Develop the best women's division in the sport, and sign Fedor Emelianenko.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 8:28AM by emfleek - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
The Consequences of War: the UFC Money Drain Will Soon Make Strikeforce its Primary Target
Strikeforce made a big play today by signing Fedor. But what did they get, and at what long term cost? Fedor Emelianenko is a superstar among MMA fans, but the costs of using him have also sunk numerous promotions he's worked with since Pride collapsed. His PPV record is mediocre at best; his best sales performance against Andrei Arlovski would be a complete and utter disaster for even the worst UFC show.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 8:26AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
New York Times Covers Fedor Emeliananko Dissing the UFC
Man Considered World’s Top Fighter Rejects His Sport’s Top Brand By R.M. SCHNEIDERMAN New York Times Published: August 3, 2009 Fedor Emelianenko, a champion mixed martial arts fighter from Russia, signed a three-fight deal Monday with Strikeforce, once again depriving the Ultimate Fighting Championship of the chance to lay claim to the man who is widely considered the best mixed martial arts fighter in the world.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 8:25AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
WEC 42: Frank Mir on 'Phenomenal' Takeya Mizugaki vs. Jeff Curran
Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir will be the color commentator for WEC 42 Sunday night on Versus, and all this week he's providing his insight into the WEC fights. Today I ask Mir about Takeya Mizugaki vs. Jeff Curran. Michael David Smith: The last time we saw Takeya Mizugaki was in his loss to Miguel Torres at WEC 40, in one of the fights of the year. How do you think he matches up with Jeff Curran? Frank Mir: I think that is a very exciting fight. Both guys have excellent hands. Jeff might try to be a little bit of a grappler in this fight, but I don't think it's going to go to the ground much. I think we're going to see a very explosive fight, with both guys going at it. I don't see this fight going to the ground or going the distance.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 8:23AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
While most of the attention over the past couple of weeks has been on Affliction’s downfall, Fedor’s dealings with the UFC and subsequent signing with Strikeforce, and the UFC’s first foray into Philadelphia, World Extreme Cagefighting has gotten lost in the shuffle a bit. But come Sunday night, when the No. 1 bantamweight fighter in the world, Miguel Torres, defends his belt against the No. 2 bantamweight fighter in the world, Brian Bowles, everyone will likely remember why much of the talk around the WEC lately isn’t just on the show immediately ahead, but it’s expansion plans for this year and beyond.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 8:20AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
After several initial reports, including one on MMAWeekly.com, that Fabricio Werdum had been removed from the Strikeforce “Carano vs. Cyborg” fight card, MMAWeekly.com has now confirmed that he will participate on the Aug. 15 event.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 8:18AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Following Sunday’s Sengoku 9, World Victory Road held a press conference revealing several of the participants for its next event. Sengoku 10 is slated to take place Sept. 23 at the Saitama Community Arena in Japan.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 8:17AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
Welterweights Brock Larson and Mike Pierce will meet at Ultimate Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard on Sept. 16, MMAWeekly has learned from sources close to the fight. Ultimate Fight Night 19 will take place at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, the first time the promotion has visited the Sooner State in almost 15 years.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 8:17AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
After MMAJunkie.com Story, Tim Kennedy Gets Wish Of Military/MMA Career
Even heroes need heroes sometimes. Special Forces Operator Tim Kennedy is tough as nails. He has been blown up and shot at, and he kept moving toward the enemy. He's one of the best shooters in the world, finishing the famed El Presidente target shoot in less than three seconds. He can literally curve bullets as a sniper. He has conquered almost every rigorous Army school there is, including Ranger School. And to top it all off he is one of the best middleweights in MMA. But this time, none of that would save him. He needed MMAjunkie.com. Last week the site posted a story about Kennedy leaving the service because he couldn't get cleared to stay in the military while remaining a fulltime professional MMA fighter. Mere hours after the story was posted, LTC Douglas O'Connell of the Texas National Guard reached out and asked Kennedy to represent Texas. Now Kennedy will be able to fight in September, likely for Strikeforce on 9/25 vs. Evangelista Santos, and continue fighting full-time while serving in the Texas National Guard as a shooting instructor, tactics instructor and Army Combatives instructor.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 7:13AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: Miscellaneous
MMA 101 with Forrest Griffin (Episode One)
Forrest Griffin, as cool as always featured in a cool little video. He talks about the mental aspect of training, his book, Anderson Silva...
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 6:59AM by MrGreeny - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
Randy Couture “Ready for UFC 102 and Nogueira”
Randy Couture “Ready for UFC 102 and Nogueira” UFC Hall of Famer Randy “The Natural” Couture talks about his work with Autism, Shaquille O’Neal, his new supplement products, the Xtreme Couture blood doctor and facing Antonio “Big Nog” Nogueira at UFC 102.
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 2:37AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews, Miscellaneous
Elvis Sinosic Talks About The Affliction Crash
Elvis Sinosic Talks About The Affliction Crash I write this opinion as a fan, a fighter and a coach. It was sad to see the demise of another big MMA organization. To see Affliction collapse was sad. As a fan I have now lost another opportunity watch MMA. I lost the opportunity to watch fighters that aren’t in the UFC. So I am left with less MMA and in my opinion that is disappointing. As a fighter it means one less show that I have the opportunity to fight in. This means one less avenue which allows me to earn a living (and for all other fighters as well). Sadly no one show will be able to give every fighter and opportunity. We need more shows to give the fighters more exposure and more opportunity to fight. As a coach it means one less show for my fighters to compete in. Sadly the demise has left a hole in the sport. Hopefully in time that hole will be filled by another organization. But even still it still means one less place to share my enjoyment of MMA. Thanks, Elvis Sinosic The King of Rock ‘n Rumble Sinosic Perosh Martial Arts
Submitted Aug 4, 2009 2:33AM by nwowolfpack - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Affliction, UFC, Other MMA Organizations
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