Lift The Ban Watch: New York To Try Legalizing MMA Again?
It appears MMA legalization will get another chance in New York this upcoming year, as the state budget proposal from NY governor David Patterson reportedly includes a proposal to legalize MMA in the state. The state of New York is currently $7 billion in the hole, and the belief is that major MMA events could bring in between $10 million-$15 million per event.
Lashley Not Facing Ambriz At SF Miami
Despite the FSBC approving the fight after the original fight was not approved, Strikeforce has announced Bobby Lashley will not face Jimmy Ambriz on 1/30. Ambriz was considered as a replacement opponent after original foe Yohan Banks was not approved by the FSBC.
Spike TV brings back "UFC Primetime" series for GSP vs. Hardy
In anticipation of their UFC 111 main-event fight, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Dan Hardy will be featured in Spike TV's three-part "UFC Primetime" special.
The series debuts Wednesday, March 10, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Subsequent episodes air in the timeslot on March 17 and March 24.
UFC 111 takes place March 27 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and airs on pay-per-view.
Different from the UFC's traditional "Countdown" shows, "UFC Primetime" goes more in depth and focuses on some of the biggest fights of the year. One popular "Primetime" special, for example, focused on the highly anticipated second meeting between St-Pierre and B.J. Penn, which took place at UFC 94 in January 2009.
The UFC 111 special follows Hardy as he prepares for his bout in his home country of England. The cameras also focus on St-Pierre has he holds his fight camp in Canada and the U.S.
Rashad vs. Rampage Likely For UFC 114, Not 113
Blame Canada. Because the UFC 113 fight card for Montreal continues to be stacked to the gills with a bevy of great match-ups, the Rashad Evans vs. Quinton Jackson grudge match will likely be moved to UFC 114 on May 29 in Las Vegas. That's according to a text message from Dana White to Dave Meltzer.
Kimbo vs. Matt Mitrione targeted for UFC 113 in Montreal
Get ready folks. The "Kimbo Show" is making its way to pay-per-view.
A heavyweight matchup between "The Ultimate Fighter 10" cast members Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson (4-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Matt Mitrione (1-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is currently in the works for the main card of the as-yet-unannounced UFC 113 event in Montreal.
Melvin Guillard Training With Greg Jackson for UFC 109
It's hard to deny that Melvin Guillard has been blessed with some tremendous talents, including his dynamite hands and solid wrestling, and although his so-called "anti-jiu jitsu" has been streadily improving, his mid-fight mental lapses and poor gameplans have cost him many a fight. It is therefore fitting that he would seek help from the Yoda of gameplans: Greg Jackson.
UFC Quick Quote: Frank Trigg doesn't see anyway Matt Serra can really beat him
This isn't a guy you can take lightly. This is a guy that really knows what he's doing. He almost beat Matt Hughes. He's been in great wars before. He's a former champion. He knocked out GSP, or (rather) TKO'd GSP. He's a guy that's very tough. He's got some great techniques. He's got some great guillotines. He's got great balance when trying to take him down. It's tough to take him down. He's obviously got a great overhand right. He's very, very good. But I have to agree with you guys.
Gonzaga's Trainr, Alvan, To Face Jorge Rivera
Many people in the MMA world know Marco Alvan for being the lead trainer for UFC heavyweight contender Gabriel "Napao" Gonzaga, but the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and Team Link founder is also an accomplished grappler himself. Alvan is set to display his ground skill when he faces UFC middleweight Jorge Rivera in a special grappling match coming up at the New England Grappling Championships in Rhode Island.
Thiago on fighting Swick, being a cop MMA
The exchanging between MMA teams is normal in USA. Preparing to his next fight on UFC 109, against Mike Swick, the light middleweight Paulo Thiago talked to TATAME about the train marathon that he’s been doing in the Wonderful City. In Brasília, the Bope policeman catch the plain to Rio de Janeiro and trained on the teams Xtriker, of Anderson Silva, and Nova União.
Werdum vs. Fedor “99% confirmed” in April
Fabrício Werdum revealed to TATAME.com that the rumored fight against Fedor Emelianenko will probably take place in April 16th. “The fight against Fedor is 99% confirmed to April 16th. I have three months to train to the most important fight of my life”, Werdum said, confident in a victory.
UFC Re-Signs Rick Story
Rick Story will likely be putting together another few stories in UFC before he's done, as he has signed a new 4-fight deal with UFC. He went through his old deal in just 1 year-he signed as a backup plan in case Karo Parisyan couldn't make his UFC 94 fight with Dong Hyun Kim-and went 2-1 in that time, winning his last 2 fights. No timetable set for his next fight.
UFC Cuts Kyle Bradley
Another UFC fighter has gotten Das Boot today-Kyle Bradley, whose loss to Rafael Dos Anjos at UFN 20 proved to be his last. He was 1-3 in just over 2 years with UFC.
With Haitian relatives now safe, WEC's Macken Semerzier asks fans for support
Most of us will never fully understand the amount of destruction this past week's earthquake delivered to the impoverished nation of Haiti.
WEC featherweight Mackens Semerzier is not one of those people.
Born in Florida to Haitian parents and married to a Haitian wife, Semerzier waited days to learn the fate of many of his family members who remained in the Caribbean nation. While his family survived the disaster, Semerzier knows there are many others still in need. Now he's turning to the MMA community for assistance.
Josh Koscheck confirms UFC 113 co-headliner with Paul Daley, event date still May 1
Josh Koscheck (14-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) will, in fact, meet fellow welterweight contender Paul Daley (23-8-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at UFC 113, and the bout will serve as the night's co-main event.
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported the Montreal fight over the weekend, and Koscheck has since confirmed the matchup via Twitter.
And although headliner and UFC light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida, who meets Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in a rematch at UFC 113, recently stated the event date could change, UFC officials are still planning for a May 1 show.