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UFC 107 Prelims WILL NOT Air On Spike
(mmamania.com)
Sorry UFC fans, but no free rides when UFC 107 comes around. It was confirmed today that Spike would not air any live prelims before the UFC 107 PPV on December 12, breaking a stretch of such airing dating back to UFC 103 (excluding 105, which Spike aired on tape delay). The reason for no prelims this time is schedule conflicts-Spike already had its 2009 Video Game Awards scheduled for 8-10 PM ET on 12/12.
Submitted Nov 30, 2009 10:55AM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
25 MIllion Watch SF's 11/7 Event Worldwide
(411mania.com)
M-1 Global and Strikeforce have announced that the November 7th Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers event was viewed by 25 million homes. The show scored 5.46 million viewers in the United States on the CBS Network, along with 16 million viewers in Fedor's home country of Russia on Channel 1. The event was also broadcast in Korea, China, Latin America, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ukraine, Finland, Africa, Turkey, Israel, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Malta.
Submitted Nov 30, 2009 10:44AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira interested in fight with Forrest Griffin
(fiveknuckles.com)
"It would be a good fight. Forrest is an aggressive guy who fights on his feet, and I like that. He also has excellent Jiu-Jitsu and absurd wind. It would be a really good fight." -Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Submitted Nov 29, 2009 8:57PM by TimW001 - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Jon "War Machine" Koppenhaver Goes Berserk at Porn Industry Party
(bloodyelbow.com)
..."This looked like something out of a bad Vince McMahon script as this guy War Machine went nuts and began taking everyone on at this party," The Vizier says. "We're talking multiple assaults and battery with the cops after him." "War Machine’s own agent, Derek Hay, looked to be the primary target with a couple of shots to the head. Mika Tan’s Ex was KO’d as well & sent to hospital." "I never saw anything like it," continued The Vizier. "War Machine was in kill mode. His fists were lethal weapons. Anyone who tried to get between him and Derek got taken down – hard."
Submitted Nov 29, 2009 8:00PM by Gogoplatapus - 34 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
CSAC takes stance on medical Marijuana
(mmaweekly.com)
The California State Athletic Commission recently issued a statement declaring its stance on Medical Marijuana as it relates to drug testing for athletes it licenses. The Commission made it clear that legal use via Proposition 215, also known as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, in California does not negate disciplinary action due to a positive drug test result in relation to events overseen by the CSAC. “The California State Athletic Commission's position is that Marijuana is a banned substance pursuant to Rule 303 and that any positive drug test may result in discipline,” read the statement. The Commission stated that a Supreme Court ruling in the case of Ross v. RagingWire Telecomm “found that an employer may discipline an employee for off-duty medical marijuana use.”
Submitted Nov 29, 2009 4:21PM by SmileR - 16 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Marcus Davis thought Ben Saunders 'was going to be a very easy fight' at UFC 106
(mmamania.com)
"The game plan originally was to jump right on him, to give him no room at all, get in his face and smother everything and overwhelm him with speed on the inside. But I wasn’t able to do that ... I’ve worked with guys that were 6-foot-3, 6-foot-4, but he just seemed much taller. I don’t know why, but his reach and his height just seemed to be much taller. To be honest, I thought it was going to be a very easy fight and I was completely wrong. That was shocking to me. I did think it was going to be easy because I felt as though I had enough experience and because he was so thin, it was going to be easy to overpower him. I don’t know what’s next. I have no idea. I don’t know what the UFC is going to do."
Submitted Nov 29, 2009 12:58PM by RhythmAndStyle - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Don't Know Anthony Njokuani? You Should
(mmaweekly.com)
Until he walks to his dressing room, Anthony Njokuani is a guy getting better all the time. He’s made peace with his family. He’s getting respect as a mixed martial artist. He smiles a lot.Then, backstage, he thinks about his childhood. “The Assassin” emerges.Njokuani, 29, is an up-and-comer in the WEC lightweight division. Guided by his idol, Anderson Silva, the six-foot native Nigerian stumbled in his debut against contender Ben Henderson, but racked up two straight victories in subsequent appearances this year.
Submitted Nov 29, 2009 12:57PM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
Pickett Pulls Double-Duty With 135 & WEC Debut
(mmaweekly.com)
One of the U.K’s best-kept secrets, British slugger Brad Pickett, has become another name added to the Zuffa roster, recently signing on with World Extreme Cagefighting.A Cage Rage veteran, Pickett over the years has carved his name as one of the leading featherweight prospects not just in England, but in the world.When the call came for Brad to join the ranks of one of the world’s leading promotions, which highlights the lighter weight classes, it was an experience that Pickett met with thrill and a level-headed attitude.
Submitted Nov 29, 2009 12:55PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
UFC 107 fighter weigh-ins slated for Dec. 11 at FedExForum in Memphis
(mmajunkie.com)
Official fighter weigh-ins for next month's "UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez" event take place Friday, Dec. 11, at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 4 p.m. ET (3 p.m. CT local time). Doors open at 3 p.m. ET.The same venue hosts the following day's pay-per-view event, which features a headliner and championship bout between UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn and top contender Diego Sanchez.
Submitted Nov 29, 2009 12:53PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Junie Browning Returns To Action, Wins At MMA Big Show
(mmajunkie.com)
And he's still Junie Browning. The former TUF contestant and UFC castoff beat Scott Cornwell by first-round submission at last night's MMA Big Show event in Indiana, but then showed that he really hasn't changed mentally or emotionally since being kicked out of UFC. After his win, Browning reportedly made deragatory comments to the event's female attendees, who were invited to "line up" for his post-fight celebration. He's also got an arrest warrant out on him for missing a court date related to an October arrest in Nevada, though Browning stated it was a simple scheduling mistake and will be taken care of when he returns to the state.
Submitted Nov 29, 2009 11:27AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
UFC 110: Joe Stevenson vs George Sotiropoulos in the works for Feb. 21 in Australia
(mmamania.com)
Lightweights Joe Stevenson and George Sotiropoulos are currently in negotiations to collide at UFC 110 from the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia, on Feb. 21, 2010.Bout agreements have been distributed to both fighters; however, nothing is official at this time. The good news is that MMAmania.com has learned that Sotiropoulos is eager to sign on the dotted line as soon as possible so he can compete in front of his hometown crowd for the first time ever as a UFC fighter.And he'll likely have to do it against his stiffest competition to date.Stevenson has picked up momentum after losing three of four bouts in a 13-month span, most recently defeating Nate Diaz and Spencer Fisher in back-to-back bouts. The victory over Diaz -- who was making a run at a potential title shot -- was perhaps the most impressive and important of his young, yet distinguished, mixed martial arts career.
Submitted Nov 29, 2009 1:20AM by RhythmAndStyle - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Golden Glory releases statement on circumstances surrounding the death of Vitali Mitu
(mmamania.com)
Earlier this week, Golden Glory released the autopsy result and other details regarding the death of Vitali Mitu.Mitu, a 22 year-old native of Soldanesti, Moldova, collapsed following a sparring session last Thursday with three-time K-1 World Grand Prix champion, Semmy Schilt (pictured), at Golden Glory's gym in Bucharest, Romania.According to the statement signed by trainers Ciprian Sora and Horia Radulescu, Mitu "fainted without being hit" and after a brief first aid effort proved fruitless, an ambulance arrived a few minutes later. At the hospital, Mitu was pronounced dead due to cardiorespiratory arrest, "without signs of violence except normal ones caused by resuscitation maneuvers."
Submitted Nov 29, 2009 1:16AM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's
 
Rumble Exclusive: Jon Jones Interview
(sportingnews.com)
he 22-year-old New York native and former junior college national wrestling champion burst onto the scene in January, when he floored Stephan Bonnar with an unorthodox spinning back elbow and then tossed the respected veteran all over the cage en route to a unanimous decision win at UFC 94. After choking out Jake O'Brien at UFC 100, the undefeated Jones (9-0) is now set for his first main event appearance, against Matt Hamill at the live finale of "The Ultimate Fighter" season 10 next Saturday.
Submitted Nov 29, 2009 12:22AM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rumour: Don Quijote to Buy FEG’s MMA Division
(mmapayout.com)
Now it’s being reported that the president of Don Quijote, Yasuda, set up a meeting between FEG to enable this Sengoku vs. Dream co-promotion as an attempt to strengthen Japanese MMA. Initially, Sadaharu Tanikawa planned on letting Sengoku fail and then scooping up as many fighter contracts as possible (including Ishida). However now it looks like FEG’s MMA division may be in trouble.FieLDS, Dynamite!!’s primary sponsor, will not renew their contract next year. Today on NHBNews Pro, it was announced that Don Quijote not only wants to replace FieLDS as Dynamite!!’s primary sponsor…but they want to purchase the entire FEG MMA division (which would include Dynamite!! and Dream). This would mean a chain of discount super-stores will own all of Japanese MMA
Submitted Nov 29, 2009 12:01AM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
Filed under: Dream, World Victory Road / Sengoku
 
Alistair Overeem Still Prefers MMA, Even as He Seeks K-1 Title
(mma.fanhouse.com)
"My passion is in MMA," said Overeem, the Strikeforce heavyweight champion. "That's what I like to do. But now that I beat Peter Aerts (to get to) the Final 8, I feel like the title is within reach, so I'm going to get it." K-1 seems to like playing up the MMA vs. K-1 angle when promoting Overeem, and no matter how he does in the Grand Prix Final, K-1 is hoping to have Overeem fight in its sister MMA promotion, Dream, next year. Overeem says he wants to fight Fedor Emelianenko next year, either in Dream or Strikeforce.
Submitted Nov 28, 2009 11:53PM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's, StrikeForce
 
With WEC 46 win, Urijah Faber wants his shot at new champ Jose Aldo
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite a stellar career record, former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber (22-3 MMA, 7-2 WEC) undoubtedly feels like he's got a score to settle with Mike Brown. Two losses in less than a year will do that to you. But if "The California Kid" is able to claim a victory over Raphael Assuncao (14-1 MMA, 2-0 WEC) at WEC 46 in January, Faber isn't hoping for another crack at Brown. Faber wants his title back.
Submitted Nov 28, 2009 8:21PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 9 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Anderson Silva's recovery slow, not fighting Vitor Belfort at UFC 109
(mmajunkie.com)
Scratch one more title fight for the UFC. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to the organization that a planned bout between UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort will not take place on Feb. 6. Silva's has bone chips removed from his right elbow in October, and the joint has reportedly proved slow to heal. Sources close to the situation informed MMAjunkie.com that "The Spider" might not be ready to fight until April, though Silva's manager, Ed Soares, wasn't immediately available for comment. Silva and Belfort were originally slated for UFC 108 on Jan. 2, but that date was also nixed due to the elbow surgery.
Submitted Nov 28, 2009 8:19PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal: ‘My slowest is faster than Whitehead’s fastest’
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
It’s not hard to see why Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal is widely touted as one of the sport’s fastest rising prospects with all of the early indications of a future champion. A freestyle wrestler of the highest caliber in his prime that has made the transition to the brutal world of mixed martial arts look easy, Lawal accomplished the unheard of in his first professional bout, stopping a veteran of over sixty fights riding a nine fight win streak with ease. Since the first round beating Mo put on Travis Wiuff during Sengoku VI, Lawal has gone on to put together an unblemished record of 5-0 while rocking what is disputedy the game’s best ring entrance prior to every beatdown served up.
Submitted Nov 28, 2009 8:17PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Mark Coleman Official For UFC 109 Fight With Couture
(mmajunkie.com)
The expected Mark Coleman-Randy Couture fight scheduled for UFC 109 is now half-official. It was confirmed today that Coleman has signed his bout agreement for the contest according to Coleman's sponsor. Couture has verbally agreed to the fight already but no word on if he's signed the paperwork yet.
Submitted Nov 28, 2009 6:50PM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White prepared to call M-1 Global's bluff of free Lesnar vs. Emelianenko bout
(mmajunkie.com)
Earlier this month, M-1 Global exec Jerry Millen made waves by claiming Fedor Emelianenko would be willing to fight Brock Lesnar for free. UFC president Dana White recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that he's prepared to call Millen's bluff. "They'll do the fight for free?" White asked. "That's [expletive] weird because I offered them millions of dollars to take the fight and he didn't take it. Now [Emelianenko] wants to fight for free? When and where? I'd love him to fight for free. "I'll make that [expletive] fight right now for free. Let's do it."
Submitted Nov 28, 2009 4:57PM by telnights - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, M-1 Global
 
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