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Kimbo Slice inspiring gridiron greatness?
(mmamania.com)
In the old days, folks wanted to “Be like Mike”. Never in a million years did I think they’d want to “Be like Kimbo”. But an article with the Washington Times shows Santana Moss, a fan of the EliteXC heavyweight and star wide-receiver for the Washington Redskins, injecting a little fire into his off-season workout by turning to mixed martial arts training for a much needed shot in the arm. That decision was inspired by his interest in the aforementioned brawler and has apparently caught on with teammates like Antwaan Randle El. From the starting wideout: “If it was just run, run, run - that’s something I could do, but I was losing some of my muscle mass. But I’m not losing as much this year. I think the grappling [helps]. When you are on the ground wrestling with a guy - that’s how it is when you catch a ball and you’re tussling with a guy and trying to get out.”
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 2:41PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
 
VARNER'S SIGHTS ALREADY SET ON NEXT CHALLENGER
(mmaweekly.com)
World Extreme Cagefighting lightweight champion Jamie Varner showed once again why he is considered one of the elite 155-pound fighters in the world when he dispatched of top contender Marcus Hicks at WEC 35. The now defending champion has been very happy with his home in the WEC and looks forward to any top challenger they bring in to fight him for his title. “I love my home in the WEC and would not rather be in any other organization,” said Varner during a recent appearance on MMAWeekly Radio. “I’m not too worried about the lack of opponents or opposition in the WEC. They’re always going to find somebody for me to fight and people want to be in that organization. I’m so proud to be a part of the WEC.”
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 2:38PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
PENN WILL HOLD ONTO LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE FOR NOW
(mmaweekly.com)
Not before and not since Dan Henderson won the Pride 183-pound and 205-pound titles has a fighter in a major organization held two belts in two weight classes simultaneously, but it appears current Ultimate Fighting Championship 155-pound king, B.J. Penn, will try to do that very thing as he sets his sites on welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre later this year. But what does that mean for the 155-pound weight class and the lightweight championship if Penn is off fighting for another title in a different division? "B.J.'s not vacating the 155-pound title,” according to UFC president Dana White following UFC 87 in Minnesota last weekend. Of course this puts possibly the deepest weight class in all the UFC on hold for an indefinite amount of time as Penn and St. Pierre aren’t likely to clash before late December and the lightweight title could be out of the picture until some time deep into 2009.
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 2:37PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Quote of the Day: Dana White Trashes Tim Sylvia
(sports.yahoo.com)
"He’s not the best pound-for-pound fighter, not even close, but he’s one of the four or five best heavyweights...But we all have to thank him for getting rid of Tim Sylvia. He’d been stinking out the joint the last couple of years and Fedor did everyone a favor by beating him so easily and getting rid of him." -- Dana White, in a new Kevin Iole column, thanking Emelianenko for "getting rid" of Sylvia. Interestingly, Emelianenko somewhat corroborates White's assessment by saying he doesn't consider himself the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world either. Oh yeah, so much for Sylvia returning to the Octagon to finish out his career. I suspect White might be holding his tongue in the event Arlovski returns, however.
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 2:34PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Randy Couture’s Pricetag: $6-10 Million
(cagepotato.com)

I’d love for the UFC to step up and make the fight [with Fedor Emelianenko] happen. It has the potential to be the biggest mixed martial arts fight to date…It has the potential to do 700,000+ pay-per-view buys which is a helluva lotta money. I think 6-10 [million should be the salary] for each of us and they’re still gonna make a boatload of money on top of that.
Now I am beginning to believe that this fight will never happen. No way any promoter can make it happen at that price tag.
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 1:15PM by rycanto - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations
 
Strikeforce Expects Le Back In Early '09
(mmajunkie.com)
According to Strikeforce VP Mike Afromowitz, Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Cung Le is expected to return to the promotion in early '09. No word yet on a potential opponent but former champion Frank Shamrock is thought to be a possibility, as is top Japanese fighter Kazuo Misaki if he beats Joe Riggs next month.
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 12:37PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Shields To Defend EXC Title Vs. Alessio On 9/20
(mmamania.com)
Inaugural EliteXC Welterweight Champion Jake Shields will make his first title defense on 9/20 against John Alessio. Alessio is coming off a June fight where he won but also suffered a broken arm, but it appears he'll be good to go in time for this fight.
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 12:00PM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Affliction rumor: Horodecki vs. D. Lauzon
(mmatraining.com)
MMATraining.com has learned that a potential opponent for Canadian Chris Horodecki is non other than Dan Lauzon. Dan is the younger brother is UFC fighter Joe Lauzon and was the youngest competitor ever in UFC history. Dan's an up-and-coming beast, but I think he's in over his head, IMO. Heart wants Dan, but I think Horodecki will take it
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 10:48AM by Manfred - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Strikeforce To Denver In October
(mmamania.com)
Less than 2 weeks after it's next Playboy Mansion event, Strikeforce will pack up and head east to Denver. The promotion will make it's Colorado debut on October 3 with a Sam Morgan vs. Duane Ludwig main event, and possibly Phil Baroni & Frank Trigg fighting on the same card.
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 6:48AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Matt Hughes: "It's Going To Be Serra In January Or February"
(mmamania.com)
According to Matt Hughes, it seems like his long-awaited (and delayed due to injuries) showdown with Matt Serra will likely happen in January or February. Hughes feels like it'll be January but that depends on if his knee will need surgery.
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 6:46AM by DCRage - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WEC 35 drug test results come back clean for ‘Condit vs Miura’ event
(mmamania.com)
MMAmania.com has confirmed that drug tests for all 10 fighters from WEC 35 who were tested have come back negative. The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) conducted random testing for the August 3 event, with only half of the fighters required to undergo screening. The following fighters all tested negative for drugs of abuse (including marijuana, cocaine, etc.), as well as for steroids: Carlos Condit, Hiromitsu Miura, Steve Cantwell, Brian Stann, Jamie Varner, Marcus Hicks, Brian Bowles, Josh Grispi, Brock Larson and Scott Jorgensen. Other fighters, including Damacio Page, Micah Miller, Carlo Prater, Blas Avena, Dave Terrel, Shane Roller, Todd Moore, Mike Budnik, Greg McIntyre and Kenji Osawa, were not required to undergo screening. Held at the “The Joint” at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, WEC 35 featured three title fights, including one of the better fights of the year in the main event between WEC Welterweight Champion Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit (23-4) and Hiromitsu Miura (9-5).
Submitted Aug 13, 2008 6:34PM by SmileR - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Josh Burkman and Pete Sell signed for UFC 90 bout
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighter 4" middleweight contestant Pete "Drago" Sell (7-4 MMA, 1-4 UFC) will drop to welterweight to fight "TUF 1" alumnus Josh Burkman (9-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC) at October's UFC 90 event. Sources close to both fighters today confirmed the upcoming bout with MMAjunkie.com and said that bout agreements were recently signed.
Submitted Aug 13, 2008 6:32PM by SmileR - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Emelianenko: I’m not the best fighter
(sports.yahoo.com)
One of the most hotly debated topics in mixed martial arts these days is the identity of the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter. UFC president Dana White insists it’s middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Others consider either UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn or UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre to be No. 1. ... Further down Dana says: “But we all have to thank him for getting rid of Tim Sylvia. He’d been stinking out the joint the last couple of years and Fedor did everyone a favor by beating him so easily and getting rid of him.” I thought that was low, even for Dana.
Submitted Aug 13, 2008 4:46PM by scoozna - 31 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Lyman Good Vs 'Semtex' Daley at EXC Sept 20th Show
(fightline.com)
As we previously reported, Paul Daley has agreed to fight in the EliteXC at their Sept. 20 show in New Mexico. In that report Paul Daley was unable to announce who he would be fighting other than to say he was "an undefeated ex-IFL guy." Well, it's now been confirmed that undefeated Lyman Good (7-0) has been offered a six-fight contract with EliteXC, and he is expected to sign it by week's end. The two welterweights will meet at "The Pit" in Albuquerque, N.M. Lyman, who trains and fights out of New Jersey, got his start in professional MMA by fighting for Lou Neglia's Ring Of Combat promotion in Atlantic City. He is a full-time instructor at various Tiger Schulmann MMA academies along the east coast. He holds notable wins over Mike Dolce of the "TUF" season seven cast, as well as Eric Charles. He will be facing the toughest test of his career against the Muay Thai specialist Paul "Semtex" Daley. Stay locked on Fightline.com for updates on EliteXC's Sept. 20 fight card, bout additions, and as always for all the latest news coming from the world of MMA.
Submitted Aug 13, 2008 1:44PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Clementi To Fight At UFC 90
(fightline.com)
UFC lightweight Rich Clementi has announced he will be fighting at UFC 90 in Chicago. The news comes via Rich's MySpace page. An opponent was not named. Clementi is currently riding a six-fight winning streak with recent wins over Terry Etim, Sam Stout, and his rival Melvin Guillard. Clementi was a cast member of "TUF: The Comeback" in 2006. Although he started out his career in the UFC a little rocky, Clementi's impressive performances of late have to put him in the upper echelon of lightweight talent in the UFC.
Submitted Aug 13, 2008 1:42PM by MMAcca - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Babalu Goes For Strikeforce Gold On 9/20
(mmajunkie.com)
Strikeforce today confirmed that their Light Heavyweight Champion, Bobby Southworth, will next defend against former UFC standout Renato "Babalu" Sobral on 9/20 at the Playboy Mansion. This fight will be the first of 2 in about 3 weeks for Babalu, who also is to fight again for Affliction in October.
Submitted Aug 13, 2008 12:17PM by DCRage - 15 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Quick Quote: GSP Done For The Year?
(mmamania.com)
It seems like everyone is expecting Georges St. Pierre vs. BJ Penn at 170 to headline the final UFC PPV of the year. Everyone except maybe GSP, who says he may call it a year now to rest & mentally recharge.
Submitted Aug 13, 2008 10:48AM by DCRage - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Serra: Pete Sell vs. Josh Burkman At 170
(mmamania.com)
According to his mentor/coach Matt Serra, Pete Sell will be dropping to 170 to face Josh Burkman at UFC 90. This would mark a second weight drop for Sell as he previously dropped from 205 to 185 in the past.
Submitted Aug 13, 2008 10:45AM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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