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Former IFL Fighter Assaulted In Canada
(sherdog.com)
Former IFL fighter Claude Patrick was part of a group of people assaulted in Quebec following an MMA event Sunday. Patrick, who was not on the event card, was reportedly tasered from behind and later placed in a medically induced coma by doctors. He has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home from what appears to be only minor injuries.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 6:49AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: IFL
 
Pedro Rizzo Fighting At Affliction 2
(tatame.com)
Pedro Rizzo’s debute on Affliction wasn’t the way he was expecting. After ten months away from fighting, the Brazilian fighter felt a little the time but didn’t searched for excuses to explain the loss. “It was my fault. I did everything right, trained hard, but didn’t used it on the fight, I got stucked on the ring. I believe it’s because of the ten months without fighting, but I don’t have excuses. I was trained, ready, but didn’t fought well”, said Rizzo, that will fight again at Affliction’s second show. “I’ll fight at October 11th, but I don’t know whom yet. They (Affliction) talked about Paul Buentello, but there’s nothing right yet”, finished the athlete, that is back on trainings for his next fight.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 1:20AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Cro Cop Knows What You’ve Been Saying About Him
(mma-id.com)
"I see many people speaking about me as a washed-up fighter but this is just another boost to my motivation. I’m working hard to get back on track and meeting and defeating strong competitors in the ring is all that I think of nowdays. " -Cro Cop
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 1:20AM by Wolfenstein - 14 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Mazzagatti: "I Almost Disqualified Cyborg"
(promma.info)
PRO MMA exclusive with Steve Mazzagatti as he discusses what happened with Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos in her fight with Shayna Baszler when at one point Cyborg thought she had won the fight and jumped up on the top of the cage in victory before the fight was over.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 1:06AM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Tito: ''I've Made Peace With Shamrock''
(thesun.co.uk)
MIXED martial arts legend Tito Ortiz may have cut his ties with the UFC, but the Huntington Beach Bad Boy's legacy will be forever etched into the company's history. Ortiz, 33, made his final Octagon appearance against Lyoto Machida at UFC 84 earlier this year, but suffered defeat to the Brazilian by unanimous decision. He is now rumoured to be in talks about signing a deal with the newly-launched Afflicition promotion - backed by Ortiz's friend Donald Trump - to prolong his MMA career.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 1:04AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Tito Ortiz Signs With Affliction. Will Debut At Next Event
(mmafrenzy.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz has signed with Affliction and will debut with the promotion at Affliction 2 on October 11th against former UFC light heavyweight challenger Renato “Babalu” Sobral, according to Yahoo! Sports: Sources tell Yahoo! Sports that the Oct. 11 date has been submitted to the Nevada State Athletic Commission and that the first two fights named on the card are Fedor Emelianenko versus Andrei Arlovski, and the Ortiz-Babalu fight at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Roy Englebrecht will be the licensed fight promoter for the card.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 12:52AM by MMAcca - 20 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WEC new videos- Carlos Condit KO's a soldier, and Jamie Varner works out
(wec.tv)
WEC.tv put up some new videos on their website. One has Carlos Condit tapping out and even KO'ing a couple soldiers, and another shows Jamie Varner's strength and conditioning training regimen.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 10:20PM by Jackelope - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Brandon Vera vs Keith Jardine UFC 89 fight made official and others for Spike TV broadcast
(mmamania.com)
Light heavyweights Brandon Vera and Keith Jardine will indeed tangle at UFC 89: “Leben vs. Bisping” at the National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham, England, on October 18, according to an official press release distributed earlier today.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 9:06PM by Mchubb316 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
L.C. Davis to replace injured Cub Swanson at Aug. 5 WEC
(mmajunkie.com)
WEC veteran Cub Swanson (12-2) suffered a broken hand during a recent training session, and former IFL fighter L.C. Davis (10-1) has agreed to serve as his replacement at WEC 35, an event that takes place Aug. 5 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Davis will fight Swanson's originally scheduled opponent, Hiroyuki Takaya (9-5-1).
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 8:28PM by babalu2720 - 7 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
BARNETT'S BITTERSWEET VICTORY
(mmaweekly.com)
Josh Barnett has become accustomed to fighting his friends. After the downfall of Pride Fighting Championships last February, the Seattle native has faced a shrinking pool of opponents as the Ultimate Fighting Championship siphoned the majority of top-tier heavyweight talent in the industry. Before his KO victory over Pedro Rizzo in last week’s inaugural Affliction card, Barnett fought former training partners Hidehiko Yoshida and Jeff Monson in the first half of 2008. His sense of professionalism and competition led him past any misgivings that might affect his performance — he still pummeled the two to victory — but it was a bittersweet payday. The brotherhood of old-guard opponents, something Barnett has talked about often, made his fight with Pedro Rizzo especially hard. Even though Rizzo had knocked him out cold at UFC 30 in 2001, a feat Yoshida and Monson couldn’t accomplish, Barnett regretted the outcome of the fight. “Before the fight, during the fight, it’s completely destroy everybody mode,” Barnett told reporters after the fight. “But afterwards, I have to be honest, I felt pretty upset… I wasn’t really happy that I knocked Pedro out, because there’s not a lot of people in this world that really have a beautiful soul, and Pedro’s one of them. At the time, it didn’t even matter that he’d beaten me before, it was more about I wish it could have been somebody else.”
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 7:05PM by SmileR - 2 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
UFC 90 officially posted on UFC.com
(ufc.com)
Date Time: Oct-25-2008 7pm PT / 10pm ET Event Type: PPV Live Location: Allstate Arena, IL UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Friday, August 15 at 10am CT via the website ufcfightclub.com.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 5:34PM by Mayo - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Whatever it takes: MMAmania exclusive interview with Josh Koscheck
(mmamania.com)
MMAmania.com: So let’s start off by saying congrats on the big win over Chris Lytle. That turned out to be quite a blood-soaked battle. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re still finding his blood on you. Josh Koscheck: [Laughs]. Thanks, man. I had to take like three showers and even then it was still everywhere. It turned my hair pink. MMAmania.com: That was a tough fight because a lot of people sleep on Lytle — he’s very dangerous and very resilient. In fact, he’s never really been stopped other than a few cuts. Josh Koscheck: Yeah, that’s what I was worried about when I was approached about the fight. He’s never really been stopped. I was a little more worried about this fight going in than some of the others actually because he’s good on the feet, great with submissions — has some tricky stuff. But we put together a great gameplan thanks to Javier Mendez and the other coaches at American Kickboxing Academy. Javier was pounding it in my head for three months leading up to the fight. In fact, he printed out Chris Lytle’s boxing record and made me stick it in the visor of my car so I would see it everyday and have that constant reminder that I was not going to trade punches all night with this guy. I just followed it to a tee and got the victory. MMAmania.com: Are you surprised that the fight wasn’t stopped because of all the blood?
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 4:47PM by SmileR - 3 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Diesel Back In Action-Joe Riggs Wins Saturday Night
(mmajunkie.com)
After being sidelined with a back injury since February, Joe "Diesel" Riggs returned to action this past Saturday night. He beat Matt Dempsey by 2nd round tapout after replacing Dempsey's original opponent, Edwin Dewees, on short notice. Dewees had to pull out of the fight due to Affliction commitments.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 2:11PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Report: Smith Broke Hand In Lawler Fight
(mmamania.com)
Those "Hands Of Steel" won't be that tough for a while. According to a Sacramento radio show report, Scott Smith suffered a broken hand during the fight with Robbie Lawler this past Saturday night. He's scheduled to have surgery Wednesday, no word on how long he'll be out.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 2:07PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Announced: UFC 89 Free on Spike
(cagepotato.com)
"At last night’s re-broadcast of UFC 84 that UFC 89 will be broadcast for free on Spike TV. The announcement coincided with Elite XC’s Saturday Night Fights presentation on CBS, but we assume that was just a coincidence." This makes sense. Not a huge card and it's in England so getting it for free will be nice.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 1:34PM by rycanto - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC newcomer Jon Jones to replace Tomasz Drawl at UFC 87
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC newcomer and USKBA light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been signed to a UFC contract and will replace Tomasz Drwal (14-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at next month's UFC 87 event. Jones is a member of the Northeast-based Team BombSquad, and team manager Ryan Ciotoli today confirmed the signing with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Jones will now meet Drawl's original opponent, Andre Gusmao (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), at the Aug. 9 event. The reason for Drwal's departure from the card wasn't immediately known.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 1:21PM by babalu2720 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Schultz Finds Security With Sengoku
(sherdog.com)
Monday, July 28, 2008 by Brian Knapp (bknapp@sherdog.com) International Fight League lightweight champion Ryan Schultz (Pictures) ended his search for professional stability in the open arms of the Japan-based Sengoku promotion. Schultz has agreed to a five-event deal with Sengoku that begins with his participation in an eight-man lightweight grand prix on Aug. 24 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The deal could span six fights if Schultz reaches the final of the tournament. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 11:35AM by AchillesHeel - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Tim Sylvia video on next fight in October, UFC, Fedor and more
(mmamania.com)
Defiantly worth a watch. Tim wants a few more fights under his belt before he fights Fedor again, says UFC and Affliction treat their fighters completely different.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 10:23AM by SmileR - 12 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
WHAT'S NEXT FOR UFC'S HERMES FRANCA
(mmaweekly.com)
It’s been a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs for UFC lightweight Hermes Franca over the past 12 months. After getting his much awaited 155-pound title shot against Sean Sherk at last July’s UFC 73, following a succession of impressive wins, Franca tested positive for a banned substance, sidelining him due to a suspension by the California State Athletic Commission. Upon serving his suspension, Hermes was eager to return to action and was called to do so at Ultimate Fight Night 14 against up and comer Frankie Edgar. Finally Franca would have an opportunity to redeem himself.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 8:30AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
EliteXC: Building To Make Them Buy
(mmapayout.com)
Fresh off of EliteXC’s Saturday night card, talk has turned to the October card and possible match-ups between Carano vs Cyborg, Diaz vs Noons, and possibly Kimbo vs Rogers. While these are certainly exciting match-ups, putting them forth as possible match-ups for the October card is a bit misguided. Doing these fights on free TV would go against the strategy laid out by DeLuca as it relates to EliteXC’s television and PPV strategy: Doug DeLuca: Absolutely, the Pay-Per-View model is the goal for most people in this sport. So, yes, it’s our goal, too. The exact plan is broadcast television drives the Pay-Per-View. It builds stars. SHOWTIME to CBS. CBS to Pay-Per-View. Build stars, build the interest in the stars, let people know even more that these fighters – the guys and gals — are people and they have real stories and make people care about them and drive the Pay-Per-View. So that’s absolutely the goal. As far as timing goes, you’ll probably see a Pay-Per-View from us early in ‘09.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 8:28AM by MMAcca - 13 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
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