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Ford-Clark to Co-Headline MFC 18
(mmaontap.com)
MMA on Tap has learned that welterweight prospect Ryan Ford will attempt to bounce back from his first professional loss when he takes on longtime veteran LaVerne Clark in the co-main event of Maximum Fighting Championship’s upcoming “Famous” show on September 26th in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Ford was upset by journeyman Pat Healy at MFC 17 last month, succumbing to a late third-round armbar after dominating Healy for two rounds. Ford, a training partner of current UFC middleweight contender Jason MacDonald, also scored consecutive submission wins over C.J. Fernandes and Pete Spratt earlier this year.
Submitted Aug 6, 2008 2:39PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua to endorse Bad Boy MMA Apparel
(mmapayout.com)
Bad Boy Brands announced today that they have signed a multi-year sponsorship & endorsement agreement with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. The new relationship between Bad Boy and Shogun includes product endorsement, advertising, promotion, personal appearances, product design involvement and even a line of Shogun “signature” fight apparel, The most noticeable aspect of the relationship will be when Shogun dons the legendary Bad Boy “Sungão,” the original Vale Tudo fight shorts as he represents Bad Boy on the international MMA stage. Bad Boy has been involved with MMA since the early nineties, sponsoring such legendary fighters as Rickson Gracie, Wallid Ismael, Vitor Belfort and Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira!. Bad Boy currently offers a full line of premium MMA gear and clothing online and at specialty fight retailers. “Shogun’s ultra aggressive fighting style demands fight apparel of the highest quality and performance attributes” commented Robin Offner, CEO of Bad Boy. “We’ve developed our new line of Bad Boy Pro Series products specifically for Shogun’s style of fighting”. ”I’ve known and respected Bad Boy apparel for years in Brazil”, said Shogun. “I’m excited to be a part of the Bad Boy team and I will do my best to represent them well”.
Submitted Aug 6, 2008 2:37PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Fighter Salaries: A Fair Share of Revenues (Part 3)
(mmapayout.com)
Narrowing In On Better Revenue Sharing We’ve already acknowledged the fact that the information isn’t available to make an absolutely precise definition of fair. As a result of this we’re forced to use what we have at our disposal. Let’s look at what we know: * 75% of Zuffa’s revenue is event-related (i.e., PPV buys, live gates). * The remaining 25% of Zuffa revenue comes from their SpikeTV deal, sponsorships, and merchandise sales. * Zuffa is likely to maintain an EBITDA margin in the mid-30s in the foreseeable future. * Estimated Zuffa revenues for 2008 are expected to be $250 million (according to Lorenzo Fertitta). * Base salary payouts average out to 10% of event-related revenue.
Submitted Aug 6, 2008 2:35PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Michelle Watterson to make EliteXC debut on Sept. 20
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
“The Karate Hottie” Michelle Watterson will join Gina Carano and Jennifer Tate as alumni from Oxygen’s “Fight Girls” reality television series to appear inside of an EliteXC cage. Watterson has signed to fight on the non-televised undercard during EliteXC’s Sept. 20 show, EliteXC Vice President Jared Shaw revealed to FiveOuncesOfPain.com earlier this afternoon. An opponent has yet to be determined. Watterson, who comes from a traditional martial arts background, is 2-2 in her professional mixed martial arts career. She has fought for the Ring of Fire promotion in Colorado and most recently competed for King of the Cage, where she recorded a second round TKO against Thricia Poovey on July 12.
Submitted Aug 6, 2008 2:33PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Tyson Griffin agrees to meet Sean Sherk at UFC 90
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk (32-3-1 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and lightweight contender Tyson Griffin (12-1 MMA, 5-1) have agreed to meet at UFC 90, which takes place Oct. 25 at Allstate Arena just outside Chicago. A source from Griffin's Xtreme Couture camp today told MMAjunkie.com that a verbal agreement is in place and bout agreements have been distributed. The fight will likely end up on the night's televised main card, which features a main event of UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva vs. Patrick Cote.
Submitted Aug 6, 2008 2:02PM by Zekeil - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jason "Mayhem" Miller says DREAM is no nightmare
(mmajunkie.com)
World traveler and all-around colorful character Jason "Mayhem" Miller (21-6) has been involved in his share of entertaining fights. With recent reports that DREAM -- promoters of Miller's previous two fights -- may be in financial trouble, the 27-year-old may soon find himself a free agent once again. Miller discussed his status while a guest of "The Lights Out Show" on the TAGG Radio Network (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "As far as the fighting front goes, I'm not sure yet," Miller said of his possible return to action. "I've got my DREAM contract still alive. I don't know what's going on." Amid recent allegations by Nick Diaz that DREAM still had not paid him for his TKO victory in May, Miller stood firm in his support of the organization. "I think that's just a rumor," Miller said. "Maybe [DREAM] stiffed a couple of fighters or something. But I'm sure they'll pay those guys eventually. Maybe they were just like, 'The check's in the mail.'"
Submitted Aug 6, 2008 1:43PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
JON FITCH WANTS GOLD, NO MORE EXCUSES
(mmaweekly.com)
Jon Fitch may be the best fighter at 170 pounds that many fans don’t know much about. He has gone under the radar in the Ultimate Fighting Championship defeating top competition like Thiago Alves, Brock Larson, Roan Carneiro and Diego Sanchez. He is undefeated in the UFC going 8-0 in his tenure. The hard work is about to pay off as he gets his shot at the welterweight crown on Saturday night against Georges St. Pierre. MMAWeekly Radio caught up with Fitch prior to his fight with St. Pierre to discuss his preparation and training. “All of the hard stuff is done. Now it's just time to have fun,” said a confident Fitch. “I'm just letting my body recover. It's been getting beat up for 12 weeks, so I finally get to rest now.” This fight will be Fitch’s first foray into a five-round title fight. Known for his rigorous training, he has prepared himself a little differently for a full five-round fight. “Just more and more work. Almost double the cardio work as normal. It's pretty crazy. When I started the camp, I couldn't believe it that I was going to do double the workouts as before. I've always been a cardio guy. I always pushed my cardio. I was doubling my output. Halfway through my camp it started getting pretty easy and I started seeing changes in myself.
Submitted Aug 6, 2008 1:39PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
ALBERTO CRANE GETS BACK ON TRACK
(mmaweekly.com)
Heading into his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut last year, former King of the Cage lightweight champion Alberto Crane was considered one of the best young prospects in the 155-pound weight class. Having won all seven of his bouts heading into his UFC 74 match-up with Roger Huerta, Crane seemed more than ready to make his step up to the big time of MMA. After missing out on an opportunity to take control of the fight early on, he was finished off in the third round, signaling the beginning of a three-fight losing streak for the previously unblemished fighter. Determined to get back on track, Crane entered this past weekend’s Rage in the Cage event insistent on not dropping his fourth fight in a row, and delivered a performance reminiscent of his earlier bouts, winning the match via guillotine choke just over 90 seconds into the fight.
Submitted Aug 6, 2008 1:38PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Rampage's Problems Aren't Mental + UFC Looking To Return To Montreal This Year
(tsn.ca)
TORONTO - The UFC is looking to return to Canada later this year. ''I literally just left a meeting where we were talking about that,'' UFC president Dana White told The Canadian Press on Tuesday. ''We're looking to come back to Montreal.'' White said the mixed martial arts organization hopes to return in November or December. The UFC made its Canadian debut April 19, drawing a loud and proud crowd of 21,390 at the Bell Centre to see Montreal's Georges St. Pierre reclaim his welterweight title from Matt Serra. The Canadian card was the UFC's biggest ever in terms of attendance, its fastest ever sellout, and produced a gate of some $5 million. ''The energy tonight was more powerful here than anywhere I've ever been. The fans were amazing,'' White said that night. ''Everybody delivered. It was a great night.''
Submitted Aug 6, 2008 1:32PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former PRIDE star Gilbert Yvel joins DREAM
(dreamfighters.com)
GIlbert Yvel has joined DREAM, and is expected to fight at DREAM.6.
Submitted Aug 6, 2008 1:30PM by kastro_316 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Urijah Faber video on Mike Brown WEC fight September 10
(mmamania.com)
Talks about his up coming fight with Mike Brown, his contract with the WEC and his views on the UFC and WEC mixing....
Submitted Aug 6, 2008 1:29PM by SmileR - 3 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Zuffa Mourning "A Loss In The Family"
(wec.tv)
The Zuffa family is mourning the loss of in-house graphic designer Nelsen Bernardo, who tragically perished in an automobile accident Monday morning. He was 29. He joined Zuffa in February 2007.
Submitted Aug 6, 2008 8:03AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC in Montreal again in 2008? (TSN.ca)
(tsn.ca)
TORONTO - The UFC is looking to return to Canada later this year. ''I literally just left a meeting where we were talking about that,'' UFC president Dana White told The Canadian Press on Tuesday. ''We're looking to come back to Montreal.''
Submitted Aug 6, 2008 2:29AM by nastshabast - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
CSAC: Aleks Emelianenko Will Never Fight In USA Again
(mmanews.com)
California State Athletic Commission Official Bill Douglas was a guest recently on the Figure Four Daily radio show that airs on The Wrestling Observer and Mr. Douglas shed a little light on the controversay surrounding the reasoning behind Aleksander Emelianenko being removed from his scheduled bout with Paul Buentello at Affliction's debut show on July 19th.
Submitted Aug 6, 2008 12:43AM by Playground_Samurai - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Tito Ortiz to Affliction MMA official
(mmamania.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz has officially ended his turbulent tenure with the most popular mixed martial arts promotion in the world, opting to sign with upstart Affliction MMA and reuniting with his on screen “boss,” Donald Trump, from the “Apprentice.” No specific details of the contract were revealed at this time; however, the “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” told SportsIllustrated.com that deal is “like no other.” Here’s a snip: “I guarantee you that my contract will be like no other. It will be a ground-breaking record contract for sure, without a doubt. There’s so much money to be made right now in mixed martial arts and it’s all about the fighters trying to make that money. It’s going to be a long-term deal where I put my heart and soul into the company and help build them. That’s something I’m interested in doing. They’re going to bring me on, not just as a fighter but also doing some of the back work also.” That “back work” likely includes an opportunity to somehow help grow the business behind the scenes. Ortiz — one of the most recognizable and controversial faces in the sport — has been a part of several of the top-grossing pay-per-view (PPV) events ever. He can likely leverage that star power to contribute to the success of the promotion. The interesting thing here is that Ortiz is clearly set to likely make a lot of money, which is not uncommon within Affliction MMA. For its first show, in fact, the promotion shelled out an astounding collective payroll that exceeded $3.3 million, cutting into any potential profit significantly.
Submitted Aug 5, 2008 11:06PM by SmileR - 30 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Matt Hughes unsure if Thiago Alves is a top five welterweight (Audio)
(mmamania.com)
Note that he also indicates his knee injury should be healed around January 2009 at which time he intends to take on Matt Serra once and for all.
Submitted Aug 5, 2008 10:04PM by SmileR - 15 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Ultimate Fighter Finale 8 Scheduled for Dec 13th
(mmajunkie.com)
The eighth season of "The Ultimate Fighter," which features prospect light heavyweights and lightweights coached by interim UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and former title-holder Frank Mir, debuts Sept. 17 on Spike TV, and the show's live finale is slated for Dec. 13.
Submitted Aug 5, 2008 8:40PM by jae_1833 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White and His Rise to Multi-Millions
(wallstreetfighter.com)
"When you see Dana White, the bald headed President and co-owner of the UFC on TV, he always leaves you with the same impression. He's loud, obnoxious, confident, and most probably wealthy. You're right about the wealthy, but how much is he worth? " Most of this is a shot in the dark. I am posting it because there is some cool information about the finances of Dana and the UFC. Like how Dana is a 10% owner of Zuffa.
Submitted Aug 5, 2008 8:18PM by rycanto - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
MM-Eh: Horodecki Up for Grabs
(sherdog.com)
It appears that a feeding frenzy has begun to circle around 20-year-old wunderkind Chris Horodecki now that he has officially become a free agent. Jeff Clark, one half of Horodecki’s North County Fight Club management team, says his client was released from his International Fight League contract last week at the fighter’s request, clearing a path for prospective promoters to voice their interest in the young striker.
Submitted Aug 5, 2008 7:46PM by Playground_Samurai - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
"Kid" Yamamoto Has Surgery - Out For The Year
(fightline.com)
Sports Navigator is reporting that Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto was recently diagnosed with a complete ligament tear not a partial tear as originally suspected. Surgery was required and performed successfully yesterday and Yamamoto should make a full recovery, but will be out of action for the rest of this year. Yamamoto is currently riding a fourteen fight win streak which includes big wins over Jeff Curren, Royler Gracie and Caol Uno, but the 5'4" dynamo hasn't competed since New Years Eve and will now have to go through well over a year of inactivity before his next fight.
Submitted Aug 5, 2008 3:51PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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