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WVR Updates Sengoku Cards
(mmaweekly.com)
World Victory Road today announced the official card and fight order for its Sengoku 4 show next week and also announced more details for Sengoku 5. Notable items were adding Yuki Sasaki to the Middleweight GP and confirming participation of Roger Gracie and Jorge Masvidal, among others.
Submitted Aug 19, 2008 12:08PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Affliction Debut May Have Sold 100,000 PPV's After All
(fightline.com)
It would seem that Tom Atencio's early estimates of Afflictions PPV buy rates may have been accurate after all. Atencio came under fire for allegedly inflating projections of Affliction: Banned PPV buys when he stated that the buys where over 100,000. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer was the first to point out that the numbers looked a bit fishy. Meltzer, at the time, estimated that the number was not over 100,000, stating that buy rate was likely closer to between 50,000 and 85,000. Meltzer is now updating his original assessment: It’s been hard to narrow down a buy rate for the Affliction show. Promoter Tom Atencio has claimed the figure was more than 100,000. Updated cable sources we’ve checked with have estimated from a low of 65,000 to a high of 100,000.
Submitted Aug 19, 2008 7:17AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
5 Fighters You Need to Watch
(sherdog.com)
While some of you may see the brief reprieve we’re enjoying from a whirlwind last few weeks of high-profile throwdowns as a bit of welcome rest for the weary, you’re all wrong. Yes, every last one of you. Now is the time to discover the fighters you’ve been ignoring, parked in front of your screen researching the next generation while selling your less-than-essential organs for rare fight tapes. Luckily, I’ve done most of the work for you, finding five of the most pugilistically inclined superstars in the making of whom you’ve probably never heard. In the event you’re familiar with these guys, just smile and nod for the sake of everyone else.
Submitted Aug 19, 2008 7:10AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Dana White, Mindfreak?
(mmamania.com)
While the exact details of his appearance are being kept secret, Dana White is scheduled to appear on the 8/27 episode of the A&E series "Criss Angel Mindfreak". No word either on if Angel's so-called mentalism will influence Dana on any of those certain fighter signing rumors.
Submitted Aug 19, 2008 6:47AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: "I Hope I'm Alive To See MMA In The Olympics"
(mmamania.com)
Despite sounding a bit pessimistic about the prospects of it actually happening, UFC President Dana White is still among those who would like to see MMA become an Olympic sport in our lifetime.
Submitted Aug 19, 2008 6:44AM by DCRage - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kang Talks Upcoming Fights, Future Plans
(mmaweekly.com)
Coming off back-to-back losses that have put him outside the Top 10 Middleweight rankings, Denis Kang plans on staying busy the rest of the year, with no fewer than 2 fights ahead and possibly returning to the US or Canada in the future.
Submitted Aug 19, 2008 6:36AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mark Munoz Off WEC 36
(mmaweekly.com)
In perhaps a case of potentially unfortunate timing, WEC Light Heavyweight Mark Munoz, coming off an impressive debut, is now off WEC 36 due to an undisclosed injury. No replacement named yet for his opponent, Steve Steinbeiss. The winner could've been in line for a title shot.
Submitted Aug 19, 2008 6:34AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Jason Day Off UFC 88
(mmaweekly.com)
Jason Day wlll now have to wait another day for his next UFC fight. Originally set to return at UFC 88, he is now off the card due to an elbow & biceps injury. No replacement named yet for his fight against Jason Lambert.
Submitted Aug 19, 2008 6:32AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Spike TV Releases 'TUF 8' Cast
(sherdog.com)
Spike TV executives on Monday made public the cast for season eight of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series, set to premiere on Sept. 17 at 10 p.m. EST. The show served as a launching pad for current UFC stars Forrest Griffin (Pictures), Kenny Florian (Pictures) and Michael Bisping (Pictures), among others. Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (Pictures) and reigning interim heavyweight titleholder Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Pictures) will coach hopefuls on the eighth season, which will feature fighters from the lightweight and light heavyweight divisions. Mir will then challenge Nogueira for the interim belt at a pay-per-view event in December. The 32-member cast includes Shane Nelson (Pictures) -- a 24-year-old B.J. Penn (Pictures) protégé who will enter the competition on a five-fight winning streak -- and John Polakowski (Pictures), 26, a World Extreme Cagefighting veteran who trains alongside former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell (Pictures) at The Pit in San Luis Obispo, Calif. They are among the 16 lightweights who will vie for the UFC contract. Efrain Escudero and Brandon Garner are among other notables who made the lightweight cut. Escudero, an unbeaten Rage in the Cage mainstay, has secured his last nine wins by submission. Garner, meanwhile, remains the only man to submit UFC veteran Jason Dent (Pictures). Undefeated UFC light heavyweight contender Rashad Evans (Pictures), himself a product of “The Ultimate Fighter,” will have a rooting interest in the eighth installment of the reality series. His brother, Lance Evans (Pictures), will compete as a light heavyweight on the show. Other notables who made the light heavyweight cut include Ryan Bader (Pictures), a former All-American wrestler at Arizona State University, rising Canadian prospect Ryan Jimmo (Pictures) and Jason Guida (Pictures) -- the 30-year-old brother of UFC lightweight contender Clay Guida (Pictures). International Fight League veteran Krzysztof Soszynski (Pictures) and American Top Team product Tom Lawlor are also in the mix at 205 pounds, along with Team Quest’s Vinicius Magalhaes (Pictures), a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Royler Gracie (Pictures). As with last season, preliminary bouts will be held during the first two episodes to pair down the field from 32 to 16. The two finalists in each weight class will meet in “The Ultimate Fighter 8” Live Finale on Dec. 13 in Las Vegas live on Spike TV.
Submitted Aug 19, 2008 2:27AM by mrkennedy - 1 comment
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, UFC
 
Tito Ortiz back on the open market
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Despite proclaiming earlier this month that he had signed a “record breaking” contract with Affliction Entertainment, former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz is once again negotiating with multiple MMA promotions, reports MMAjunkie.com’s Dann Stupp in his latest column for the Dayton Daily News. Stupp reports that Ortiz is talking to the usual suspects such as Affliction and EliteXC but also adds that the Kentucky-based American Fight League is making a play for his services and that even talks are taking place between Ortiz and the UFC.
Submitted Aug 19, 2008 1:00AM by Mchubb316 - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC's NYE Rumors - Anderson Silva vs Chuck Liddell, and Kenny Florian vs Joe Stevenson ?
(urdirt.blogspot.com)
One possibility if St. Pierre decides he can't go is Chuck Liddell vs. Anderson Silva. That, fight, however, also has a few obstacles in its path. Liddell is fighting in September, so assuming he wins, he’d have enough time to recover. But Silva is competing on Oct. 25 against Patrick Cote. He’d have to come out of that match unscathed and take a fight with only two months to prepare against Liddell. It might seem far-fetched, but Silva has voiced a hope to fight more frequently, and mentioned back in June that he hoped to have three more matches in ’08. For those of you who may have not heard these fights are being considered as back up plans if Georges St.Pierre does not fight BJ Penn. One other interesting little rumbling that we have heard are that Cain Velasquez may also fight on this card, the problem is not many people are stepping up to fight the former Arizona State wrestling sensation. There have also been rumors of Brock Lesnar's next opponent who may either be Gabriel Gonzaga or Cheick Kongo. We will bet on Kongo as Gonzaga seems as the more legitimate threat to a Lesnar title run that the UFC could profit heavily from. We have also heard Kenny Florian vs Joe Stevenson, which would be a clash of titans at lightweight. Now keep in mind none of these rumors or speculations are confirmed and are to be considered loose talk at the most. We will keep you up to date on anything we do hear as time goes on.
Submitted Aug 19, 2008 12:01AM by Wolfenstein - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Irvin Confirms Painkiller Use
(sherdog.com)
Light heavyweight James Irvin (Pictures) admitted to allegations of painkiller use prior to his July 19 UFC bout with Anderson Silva (Pictures) in a letter received by the Nevada State Athletic Commission Monday. Irvin said he took the medication without a prescription. The Sacramento native tested positive for the non-approved analgesic painkillers methadone and oxymorphone, according to a post-fight urinalysis collected after his TKO loss to UFC middleweight champion Silva. Irvin lasted just over a minute with the stealth Brazilian fighter during their 205-pound contest broadcasted live on Spike TV. “In the days leading up to my fight with Anderson Silva (Pictures), I experienced some residual pain in my foot from a previous injury,” wrote Irvin in an Aug. 14 letter. “I made the extremely poor choice to take some pain medications that I did not have a prescription for. I realize this was an ignorant and dangerous decision.”
Submitted Aug 18, 2008 11:50PM by Wolfenstein - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 90 Press Conference Report
(mmarated.com)
* Dana White announced that Mike Swick will be added to the card but stopped short at saying who his opponent will be. * Chicago is the UFC's #1 market for pay-per-view revenue. * When all is said and done, UFC 90 will be the highest-grossing event in the 28-year history of the Allstate Arena, smashing Wrestlemania 22's record of 2.4 million dollars. * As of Noon today, UFC 90's gate has already reached the two million dollar mark. * White said Anderson Silva could potentially move up to light heavyweight again if he defeats Patrick Cote on October 25th. * Furthermore, he even hinted at a possible GSP vs. Silva bout at an undetermined catch weight. * The winner of the Diego Sanchez vs. Thiago Alves bout will receive a welterweight title shot. * Speaking of Alves, he vowed to have no more issues making weight at 170 lbs.
Submitted Aug 18, 2008 5:25PM by ufc88 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC veteran Ivan Salaverry: Retirement comes with no regrets
(mmajunkie.com)
When famous athletes retire, they get interviewed by Bob Costas in a luxurious hotel room with big lights, multiple camera angles, and complementary Fiji water at the ready. They reminisce about their bygone glories as woeful fans abuse the Kleenex box and beg their hero not to fade away just yet. Ivan Salaverry got me, Kelly Crigger, a part-time writer who happened to be in Seattle just days after the announcement that he would no longer grace the octagon. Salaverry has voluntarily bowed out of competition to pursue other interests and give his time back to the people who matter in his life -- his family and students.
Submitted Aug 18, 2008 4:13PM by SmileR - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Boetsch knows he’s a work in progress
(mmajunkie.com)
The awe was evident in Joe Rogan's voice as he tried to describe what he had just seen in the cage at UFC 81. Tim Boetsch had just used David Heath's head like a soccer ball, bouncing it off his knees five or six times before he grabbed Heath around the shoulders and spiked him into the canvas. Rogan, a color analyst on the UFC's television broadcast and a standup comedian who is quick with a barb, sounded stunned by what he'd seen. "Look at this," Rogan exclaimed. "He just ... rag-dolls him to the ground. David Heath was stunned just from that." Indeed, Heath was all but out from the spike, which caused spectators sitting on that side of the cage to wince. Terrell Owens hasn't spiked a football with as much force after an important touchdown. Boetsch's victory over Heath stunned many veteran mixed martial arts observers, who had never heard of him previously. He'd only begun fighting slightly more than a year earlier and was suddenly pummeling an experienced fighter with ease. None of what he did, though, surprised Wade Fatool. Boetsch's father-in-law is 50 and described by his son-in-law as a freak of nature. He still dominates many of those who are willing to get on the mat and wrestle with him in his hometown of Sunbury, Penn.
Submitted Aug 18, 2008 2:20PM by SmileR - 8 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Georges St. Pierre: ‘Matt Hughes will lose’ to Matt Serra ‘if he stays the same’ (Audio)
(youtube.com)
GSP hits back at Matt Hughes's comments, also discusses the fight with Fitch and his feelings about BJ entering the ring...
Submitted Aug 18, 2008 2:18PM by SmileR - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Ultimate Fighter cast officially revealed for season 8
(mmamania.com)
With less than one month until its debut on Spike TV on September 17 at 10 p.m. ET, the full 32-member cast of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 has been revealed via SI.com. This season will feature a mix of light heavyweight and lightweight prospects who will compete in a tournament-style format until one man from each weight class is left standing at the TUF 8 Finale on December 13. Similar to last season, the contestants will be expected to fight their way into the house in the first episode of the show. UFC Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira and Frank Mir will serve as opposing coaches. Check out the full TUF 8 cast after the jump. LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT * Ryan Bader * Antwain Britt * Jules Bruchez * Lance Evans * Karen Grigoryan * Jason Guida * Ryan Jimmo * Kyle Kingsbury * Tom Lawlor * Ryan Lopez * Vinicius Magalhaes * Eric Magee * Eliot Marshall * Sean O’Connell * Shane Primm * Krzysztof Soszynski LIGHTWEIGHTS * Jose Aguilar * Fernando Bernstein * Junie Allen Browning * Rolando Delgado * Joseph Duarte * Charles Diaz * Efrain Escudero * Brandon Garner * David Kaplan * Brian McLaughlin * Wesley Murch * Shane Nelson * Phillipe Nover * Ido Pariente * John Polakowski * George Roop
Submitted Aug 18, 2008 1:50PM by MMAcca - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Why WAMMA Won't Work
(bloodyelbow.com)
"Big" John McCarthy explains: First, if a titleholder from the UFC fights either in the UFC or in another promotion and loses to a fighter not under contract to the UFC, then the UFC just devalued itself and its championship belt. They will not have control of the person who is now considered the top fighter in the world and their belt will be viewed by many people as just another promotional belt instead of the belt that signifies the best fighter in the world at that weight class. People will realize that maybe not all of the greatest fighters in the world fight for the UFC, but that there are other promotions out there that have very good fighters who can fight as good or better than the more popular fighters under contract to Zuffa. None of this helps the UFC so you can see why they will not be jumping on the WAMMA bandwagon. I can't blame Zuffa at all for looking at this the way it does. They have worked very hard to get where they are. They have their matchmaker in Joe Silva who sets up the matches that Dana White, the president of the UFC, wants to promote. They are a very successful self-contained promotion that has no outside influences telling them what to do. Why would they want to let someone in that can now influence their promotion in anyway? This is the problem that confronts Dave Szade and Michael Lynch, the chief executive officer and chief operating officer, respectively, of WAMMA. They have a pretty good idea, and I want to see the best fighters in the world fighting each other no matter what promotion they are signed to. Politics and money have a huge influence over all of the combative sports and since that is not going to change, it is going to take a "hell freezing over" moment or a shift in the political power of the sport before you see the UFC and WAMMA working together.
Submitted Aug 18, 2008 1:48PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Evan Tanner Could Die In The Desert
(mmamania.com)
Seriously. For his latest adventure, Tanner plans, in his own words, "on going so deep into the desert, that any failure of my equipment, could cost me my life." He still needs to address some medical issues before returning to UFC, which he'll probably do upon his return from the desert...if he returns.
Submitted Aug 18, 2008 12:01PM by DCRage - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Grove Puts Fatherhood, Business Ahead Of Fighting For Now
(mmajunkie.com)
Coming off a "must-win" fight against Evan Tanner to poteneitally save his UFC career, Kendall Grove now plans to take time off until early 2009. He plans to be home with his wife and newborn daughter and to open a new school/training facility in Hawaii with fellow Hawaiian fighter Troy Mandaloniz.
Submitted Aug 18, 2008 11:55AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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