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Page 1076 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Leben-Bisping At UFC 85 Now Off
(wrestlingobserver.com)
UFC has now confirmed that, due to Chris Leben's jail sentence for violating probation, his fight with Michael Bisping at UFC 85 is now off. No known replacement for Leben yet.
Submitted May 8, 2008 7:14PM by DCRage - 44 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kit Cope chosen for second "MTV True Life" show
(mmajunkie.com)
MTV will feature Kit Cope, a champion Muay Thai veteran and one-time UFC fighter, for a second time as part of its "MTV True Life" documentary series. Cope was featured in "True Life: I'm a Muay Thai Fighter" four years ago, and the program was one of the most popular episodes in series history. Cope's management, KO Dynasty, recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Cope has been filming for the new episode, "MTV True Life: I'm an MMA Fighter," and cameras will catch his World Fighting Championships debut, which takes place May 30 in Atlantic City.
Submitted May 8, 2008 7:13PM by CantAndleDaRiddum - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Exclusive: Randy Couture Talks Fedor-Sylvia, Being the “Banned Brand”, and More
(cagepotato.com)
MMA legend Randy Couture finds himself in a strange position these days. An ongoing legal battle with the UFC threatens his future as a fighter, and his affiliation with clothier-turned-MMA promoter Affliction has prompted the UFC to keep him and the “banned brand” off any of their broadcasts. Recently Couture talked with Cage Potato about his life as a fighter, the future of MMA, and this summer’s Fedor-Sylvia bout. CagePotato.com: Thanks for taking the time to talk with me, Randy. How’s everything at Xtreme Couture? It seems like you guys have so many fighters in so many different organizations now. Does it ever get hard to keep track of who is fighting and where? No, it’s not too hard. We’ve actually just got a big grease board and we just write who’s fighting and where and when and we do a pretty good job of keeping track of it that way. We’ve got new gyms opening up in Long Island and in Toronto. Everything is going really great. What are your thoughts on Tim Sylvia signing to fight Fedor this summer? You’ve beat Tim, and the Fedor fight is the one you wanted more than any other. How does it make you feel to see Tim get that chance before you do? I think it’s going to be a great fight. Tim’s a seasoned veteran and he presents some unique challenges with his height and his size. People knock Fedor because he hasn’t fought any top guys recently, but Fedor’s an excellent fighter. It should be very interesting to see how he handles this challenge. I know I’ll be interested to see it. It’s going to be a good one and I hope to be right there at ringside when it happens.
Submitted May 8, 2008 6:34PM by SmileR - 1 comment
Filed under: Interviews
 
Leben gets 35 days in jail
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC fighter Chris Leben, who turned himself in to Clackamas County officials in Portland, Oregon, last week, went before a judge on Thursday for sentencing for his probation violation case. According to Clackamas County Court officials, Leben’s probation was revoked and he was sentenced to 35-days in jail. With credit given for time already served, his release would come at the end of May, putting his release inside of two weeks prior to a scheduled bout against Michael Bisping at UFC 85 in London. Following the completion of his jail time, Leben will be clear of his probation, which stems from a DUI arrest in 2005.
Submitted May 8, 2008 6:32PM by Pookie - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
European Throwdown: Hardy to UFC
(sherdog.com)
Top European welterweight Dan Hardy is the latest British fighter to land a contract with the UFC. The 25-year-old kickboxer from Nottingham in central England will strive to follow in the footsteps of "Ultimate Fighter" season three winner Michael Bisping and become another showpiece for the United Kingdom.
Submitted May 8, 2008 5:17PM by wolfman - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vera looking to bounce back from first loss
(insidefighting.com)
The UFC's Brandon Vera tells John Buhl why he's still a heavyweight, what he learned from losing to Tim Sylvia last October and looks towards his next bout - a June 7th engagement with Fabricio Werdum in London, England - in this exclusive conversation
Submitted May 8, 2008 3:40PM by disorderlyvision - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Lytle’s Number One Wish: No Lay and Pray
(fcfighter.com)
I’m not mad about it at all,” Lytle counters. “They offer me fights and I always have the opportunity to say ‘no thank you.’ But to be honest with you, it seems to me when Koscheck lost his last fight to St. Pierre, he’s been changing it up a little bit, and that’s all I’m asking for. I don’t care if you try to take me down, that’s part of the sport, just don’t hold me and not do anything.” You might say that Lytle is counting on Koscheck’s ego to play into his hand. Despite sustaining a fight-ending cut in his bout with Thiago Alves at UFC 78, Lytle got what he wanted, someone to stand toe to toe with him. “I’d say just about all the fights I’ve lost have been where a guy’s trying to win a decision on me,” Lytle continues. “So I haven’t been in too many fights where the guy’s coming out and looking to end the fight, and it hasn’t been a fantastic fight or I’ve come out on top. I’ve figured out that I’m a fighter, but I’m also an entertainer, and I want every fight that I’m going to be in to be entertaining.”
Submitted May 8, 2008 3:36PM by disorderlyvision - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Curran Looking Forward to June 1st Tilt with Brown
(fcfighter.com)
n June 1st, at the upcoming World Extreme Cagefighting event in Sacramento, California, two of the United States more accomplished and respected featherweights will face off. Of course, the card’s main event competitors in WEC 145lb. champion Urijah Faber and challenger Jens Pulver fit this description, but so do scheduled undercard rivals, Jeff Curran and Mike Brown.
Submitted May 8, 2008 3:34PM by disorderlyvision - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
International Fight League revealed plans on Thursday to debut a six-sided
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
The new ring has been branded as “The Hex” and will debut on August 15 for a show at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. The prototype of the new ring is still being constructed. Upon completion, it will be stored in Las Vegas. While not addressing the issue directly, it’s likely that the IFL’s decision to use a six-sided ring is based on claims by critics that their product looks too much like boxing on television. Publicly, the IFL is indicating that its audience enjoys the ring and that they are going with a six-sided version in order to create a larger fighting environment. “From a production and live event standpoint, the ring has proven to be the most fan and media friendly environment, as well as providing the safest possible environment for our athletes,” IFL CEO Jay Larkin is quoted as saying in a press release. “The Hex allows for the larger surface that is utilized in other MMA organizations while still retaining the advantages we have enjoyed with the ring.” No matches for the Aug. 15 card have been announced. The promotion may start revealing matchups to the public in June. ------------ pic looks interesting
Submitted May 8, 2008 3:29PM by disorderlyvision - 15 comments
Filed under: IFL
 
Full card announced for Adrenaline MMA in Chicago
(mmafighting.com)
FIGHT CARD: Jeff Monson vs. Mike Russow Daiju Takase vs. Terry Martin Alberto Crane vs. Clay French Tony Fryklund vs. Brian Gassaway Jeff Cox vs. Bart Palaszewski Rory Markham vs. Taiwon Howard Mark Miller vs. Jame Gibo Kerry Schall vs. Herc Hayes Rob Kimmons vs. Hector Urbina Aaron Rosa vs. Ron Fields Dom O' Grady vs. Mike Stumpf Joe Jordan vs. Ryan Williams Christian Reynoso vs. John Hosman
Submitted May 8, 2008 3:25PM by disorderlyvision - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Report: Mark Dion files lawsuit against Brandon Vera
(fightopinion.com)
When we interviewed Mark Dion recently on Fight Opinion Radio, we asked him a lot of questions relating to his arbitration case against Brandon Vera. Included in the laundry list of questions were questions regarding the way Dana White behaves when it comes to doing business. Well, according to Adam Swift, Mark Dion has plenty of complaints when it comes to doing business with UFC: The complaint closely follows the contours of the arbitration proceedings, except for the inclusion of Zuffa, White, and Silva for allegedly interfering with Dion’s management contract with Vera. Specifically the complaint alleges that Zuffa and its officials encouraged Vera to breach his contract with Dion and provided him with confidential emails to use in that effort.
Submitted May 8, 2008 3:22PM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Mir Talks Fedor, Lesnar and More
(bloodyelbow.com)
Frank Mir represents his Striking Unlimited team at Grapplers Quest. He sits down to talk with RawVegas.tv about his son, Marcus’ training, the TUF 8 rumors, his thoughts on a fight with Fedor Emelianenko, and his victory over Brock Lesnar
Submitted May 8, 2008 2:55PM by disorderlyvision - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Adrenaline MMA Press Release! Russow eyes biggest test in debut of Adrenaline MMA
(onthemat.com)
So, it is understandable when Russow only smiles and refers to fighting veteran Jeff Monson in a professional mixed martial arts bout as a "great opportunity." Russow, 9-1 in his pro career, takes on Monson, 23-7, in the heavyweight main event of Adrenaline MMA on June 14 at the Sears Centre. A total of 13 pro bouts are scheduled in the inaugural Adrenaline event. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and fights begin at 6 p.m. "Monson is far more than just a veteran," said Adrenaline CEO Monte Cox. "He has fought in every major event in the world and competed for countless titles, including the UFC heavyweight title. He comes into the event having won 18 of his last 20 bouts and is looking to prove Russow is not yet ready for the big time. "Russow, on the other hand, has been crushing opposition and has been tested twice in major events... losing to then No. 6 ranked Sergei Kharitonov in Pride, then crushing Roman Zentzov in Japan's Yarennoka event last New Years Eve. He's ready to show he should be considered among the world's best." Tickets for the event can be purchased at the Sears Centre Box Office, online at www.searscentre.com or by calling 1-888-SEARSTIX. A foursome of UFC veterans make up the two feature bouts. Chicago's Terry Martin (16-4) will face Japan's Daiju Takase (7-11) while Chicago's Brian Gassaway (25-17) takes on Las Vegas' Tony Fryklund (14-9).
Submitted May 8, 2008 2:45PM by disorderlyvision - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Best pound for pound MMA fighter rankings on ESPN (Video)
(mmamania.com)
This list, which includes WEC Featherweight Champion Ur-eeh-jah Faybear, is taken from Sherdog.com — so it’s not unique to ESPN. Regardless, it’s discussion worthy:
Submitted May 8, 2008 1:48PM by CantAndleDaRiddum - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Cage Rage 26 Fight Scrapped Due To Injuries
(mmaweekly.com)
The Cage Rage 26 bout between Roman Webber and debutant fighter Scot Fairclough scheduled for Saturday is now off. Fairclough has suffered a broken hand in training. No replacement will be found in time so Webber is off the card.
Submitted May 8, 2008 7:25AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: CageRage
 
Momentum Halted: Goulet Out Of UFC 85
(mmaweekly.com)
After his Fight Of The Night win at UFC 83, Jonathan Goulet hoped to continue building momentum going into UFC 85. That will not happen now, Goulet is off the event due to undisclosed health reasons. No word on a replacement for him against his would-have-been opponent, Paul Kelly.
Submitted May 8, 2008 7:20AM by DCRage - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cesar Gracie: Diaz Bout Back On
(sherdog.com)
After days of confusion and frustration, it appears that Nick Diaz will be fighting Sunday in Japan after all. "It was off, then on, then off again … now it's back on," said Diaz's trainer, Cesar Gracie. "I won't really believe it until he is on the plane tomorrow morning heading to Japan."
Submitted May 8, 2008 2:04AM by wolfman - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
S.I's Top 10 Up-and-Coming MMA Fighters
(sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
Good to Sports Illustrated paying attention to the up and commers and not just the UFC. Its an interesting list.
Submitted May 7, 2008 10:15PM by Bemin - 14 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
MMA fans of New York
yesterday there was a press conference in new york concerning the legalization of mma. The current rumor as of yesterday is that it will be legal by the end of july. They have also stated that possibly the ufc will be held in albany, or buffalo. The reason behind this is that it is to soon to book a spot in Madison square garden for the show they might have planed. I heard this information over the radio and can sum what vow for it's accuracy. They also said that Matt Serra and Matt Hamil were in attendance.
Submitted May 7, 2008 5:10PM by bigbubbano23 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Urijah Faber training hard for Jens Pulver WEC fight on June 1
(mmamania.com)
“He’s super dedicated to what he does whether it be training for fighting, or supporting his guys in their fights. He’s respectful to his opponents, and doesn’t underestimate them. His training is excessive; a regimen that many would be and are hard pressed to keep up with. Some would call it overtraining, but to him it’s his every day thing, whether he has a fight coming up or not. The training level he kept up with this trip I took to see him was no more than when I went last august to sac and he didn’t have an impending fight. He’s got a funny sense of humor and a great rapport with the guys he trains.” MMA photographer Tracy Lee recently tailed WEC Featherweight Champion Urjiah Faber during a few days of training as he prepares for his showdown with former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif., on June 1. “The California Kid” appears to be in top form and will be more than ready for Lil Evil on fight night.
Submitted May 7, 2008 2:22PM by SmileR - 11 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
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