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Page 1102 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Fighter Salaries: The Problems With Revenue Linking
(mmapayout.com)
There exists a critical assumption within the business world that most of our theories rely on: the concept of rationality. A rational or "greedy" individual is said to prefer more than less and it is this preference that can be seen in all walks of life. Investors are expecting greater wealth generation, creditors want higher interest rates, buyers want a cheaper price, and sellers want more for their goods. The same can also be said for the relationship that exists between a firm and its employees; no matter how much you pay someone, they're always going to want more. This is human nature. This is rationality. Very, very interesting:
Submitted Jun 16, 2008 2:18PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC Signs Another Marketing Deal
(mmapayout.com)
The New York-based licensing and manufacturing company, Silver Buffalo, announced it has signed a licensing agreement with the UFC. According to Silver Buffalo the products will include watches, barware & bar accessories, lighting, wall décor, and billiards & darts accessories.
Submitted Jun 16, 2008 2:16PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
EliteXC gets into the family act by signing brother fighting duo
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned that EliteXC signed a pair of top fight prospects over the weekend in Honolulu, Hawaii while conducting its “Return of the King” event. According to Mike Camp of F1 Management, the promotion has inked both Torrance Taylor (pictured) and Tiawan Howard to three-fight, one-year contracts. The half-brothers both train out of Ohio and had been considered two of the best unsigned prospects in the region until signing with EliteXC.
Submitted Jun 16, 2008 2:11PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Has The Criticism Of MMA Referees Gone Too Far ?
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Not even close. Over at MixedMartialArts.com, I explain why those who suggest MMA referees deserve leeway because of the "subjectivity" of MMA refereeing are trying to have their cake and eat it, too:
Submitted Jun 16, 2008 2:00PM by MMAcca - 15 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Affliction: Buying Into The Hype
(bloodyelbow.com)
It's one thing for fans to salivate in anticipation of the card Affliction is putting on in July. It's another for the people in charge of that company to mark out so hard for the fights they have that they ignore the reality of their situation. In this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported Affliction's internal expectations: The promotion internally believes it can break even, even with a $4 million fighter payroll off a combination of a sellout live gate and 250,000 to 300,000 PPV buys. On the live gate issue, a sellout is extremely unlikely
Submitted Jun 16, 2008 1:17PM by MMAcca - 15 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
DREAM.5 Card - Updated - Crocop, Kang, Diaz, KID
(dreamfighters.com)
DREAM.5 is shaping up to be a star studded card. Here is the latest updates on the DREAM.5 card!
Submitted Jun 16, 2008 11:12AM by kastro_316 - 15 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Josh Burkman – A Wandering Spirit begins to Settle Down
(ufc.com)
Thomas Gerbasi, UFC - 'Tentative' is a word you would never associate with Josh Burkman. Whether it's his aggressive style in the Octagon, his approach to training, or to life for that matter, once the Utah native gets something in his head, he's…
Submitted Jun 16, 2008 1:32AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Professor Horn Keeps the Fight Game Pure
(ufc.com)
Thomas Gerbasi, UFC - The response came without hesitation or elaboration. When asked for his thoughts on his upcoming opponent, Dean Lister, Jeremy Horn simply blurted, "He's definitely a tough guy and a real good grappler."Silence. That was it.Not surprising really, considering that…
Submitted Jun 16, 2008 1:30AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
David Baron Signs With The UFC
(mmafrenzy.com)
French fighter David Baron, who submitted Hayato “Mach” Sakurai in his last bout in May, has signed with the UFC according to The Fight Network. Baron (15-2) submitted Sakurai (32-8-2) via first round guillotine choke at a May Shooto event.
Submitted Jun 16, 2008 1:27AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Event In Works for July 19
(sherdog.com)
July 19 could become a crowded night for mixed martial arts. The UFC is currently planning an event that Saturday night to be televised live on Spike TV, Sherdog.com has learned from multiple industry sources.
Submitted Jun 15, 2008 11:26PM by thatfedorsohotrightnow - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Noah Thomas
(mmaweekly.com)
Noah thomas in Ring of Fire
Submitted Jun 15, 2008 10:29PM by holt8081 - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
EliteXC Gets A Bit Rosi
(mmaweekly.com)
That's actually not a typo, but a reference to British female fighter Rosi Sexton, who has signed an exclusive 3-fight deal with EliteXC. She's scheduled to make her EXC debut this summer after an 8-1 career record so far, with the one loss coming against EXC's own Gina Carano.
Submitted Jun 15, 2008 6:39PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Kim Couture
(mmajunkie.com)
Looks like wife of Randy Couture Kim is set to make a name for her self.
Submitted Jun 15, 2008 4:16PM by holt8081 - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
 
Devin Cole Arrested on Charges of First-Degree Rape
(mailtribune.com)
Devin Duane Cole, 31, of the 500 block of Pearl Street, Medford. Medford police Saturday arrested Cole on charges of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration. He was lodged in jail on $5 million bail.
Submitted Jun 15, 2008 12:41PM by grappler0000 - 24 comments
Filed under: IFL, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Adrenaline MMA debuts with plenty of fights, but disappointing attendance
(mmajunkie.com)
HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILL. – Adrenaline MMA fashioned its first show Saturday night at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., just outside of Chicago with fighters from various promotions and a wide range of skill level. "We want to be the Strikeforce of the Midwest and to do that, you have to bring the best Midwest fighters together," said Adrenaline CEO Monte Cox in assessing the show. "I was happy. How can you not like this set of fights? We had a little bit of everything."
Submitted Jun 15, 2008 12:16PM by juanez13 - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Smith vs. Lawler II to headline July 26 "Saturday Night Fights" on CBS
(mmajunkie.com)
EliteXC middleweight champion Robbie Lawler (15-4) and Scott Smith (13-4) will meet in a rematch -- less than two months after their initial meeting -- and they'll do it again on network television.
Submitted Jun 14, 2008 11:27PM by Porch28 - 18 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Walsall warrior to stay a welterweight
(setanta.com)
Paul “Relentless” Taylor knows he could be headline-maker in the UFC lightweight division, but while he continues to finish on the right side of 15-minute wars like he did against Jess Liaudin, England’s Walsall warrior is happy to remain a welterweight. There are some nicknames that just don’t ring true in The UFC. Rich “No Love” Clementi, Matt “handsome” Wiman…to name but two. But then there are those nicknames that encapsulate the very essence of the fighter. Thiago “Pitbull” Alves, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson…Paul “Relentless” Taylor. The 28-year-old has fought four times in The UFC, winning two, and losing the other two in Fight of the Night battles. Still, he remains behind a host of top names in the welterweight queue though. Time to drop down? Not on your life.
Submitted Jun 14, 2008 6:15PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Iceman Rx Inc. Scores Major Success with Lyoto Machida During UFC 84
(emediawire.com)
Up and coming Mixed Martial Arts fighter Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida was the talk of the town as he handed Former UFC champion Tito Ortiz a defeat in what was said to be Tito's last UFC fight. Another big winner appears to be Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell's supplement company, Iceman Rx which had secured Lyoto Machida as a spokesperson for their nutritional supplement line prior to the fight. Although Chuck Liddell and Lyoto Machida share the same weight class, the business relationship was a simple decision for Iceman Rx, as Lyoto is touted to be a rising star in the Mixed Martial Arts world. "I think it's great for Iceman Rx and I'm happy to have Machida, a great competitor and humble fighter, represent Iceman Rx at UFC 84. To see my banner in the ring staring down Tito, an old rival of mine, during the introductions and watching Machida pull out a dominant victory was just icing on the cake," said Liddell when asked about Lyoto wearing the Iceman Rx Brand at UFC 84. Machida appears to be one of the first marquee fighters added to Team Iceman Rx, as the brand is growing at an incredibly rapid rate and the Iceman Rx Complete 2-Step Package gains a devoted following. When asked about his involvement with the new supplement line Machida said, "I'm honored to be one of the first fighters selected to be a part of Team Iceman Rx." This latest victory in the ring for Iceman Rx serves as a testament to the efficacy of the product as more and more fighters have begun adding the 2-Step package to their workout regimen. The Pre-Workout formula aids in development of strength, training intensity, and stamina. The post-workout formula helps with muscle recovery, refueling the body and muscle growth. Together they form the patent pending Iceman Rx Complete 2-Step Package.
Submitted Jun 14, 2008 3:28PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
 
Swick ready for all welterweights, including Fitch and Koscheck
(mmajunkie.com)
After controlling the bulk of the action en route to a comfortable unanimous decision victory over fellow welterweight Marcus Davis, Mike Swick (12-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC) says he has now adjusted to fighting at 170 pounds. In just his second fight in the division since dropping from middleweight, Swick appeared to be a completely different fighter than the "Quick" that grinded out an admittedly less-than-stellar victory over Josh Burkman in January.
Submitted Jun 14, 2008 3:15PM by MMAcca - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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