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UFC Video Game to Feature Joe Silva's Rankings?
(bloodyelbow.com)

Finally, the most exciting feature of this game for me is that this game may serve as the way to determine the definitive top 10 rankings in the UFC. Joe Silva is working with the developers to determine the fighter attributes. Therefore, if the game says Chuck Liddell is the number 2 contender to Forrest Griffin at Light Heavyweight, that means that is what Silva thinks. The attributes of the fighters will be determined based on Silva's assessment of their talent. In the fluid world of the UFC, where a fighter is only as good as his last fight, THQ is trying to get a system in place by launch that would enable updated fighter rankings and statistics throughout the year. Therefore, if Wanderlei Silva were to beat Chuck Liddell and Joe Silva then thought Wanderlei is the new number one contender and should get the next title shot, an update over XBOX Live or the PlayStation Network could come out on Monday dropping Liddell down and moving Wanderlei up. Fans would not have to guess at who should get the next title shot, just turn on their consoles and see the new rankings.
There is an interesting report up over at Figure Four Online for premium members only on the new UFC game coming out next year. This would make the UFC game far more important than any sports game out there that I know of. The game would actually become a crucial part of being a UFC fan, which would be pretty revolutionary in the sports gaming world.
Submitted Jul 22, 2008 11:10AM by juanez13 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
"Affliction: Banned" draws 14,832 for $2.1 million gate
(mmajunkie.com)
This past Saturday's "Affliction: Banned" event drew a total attendance of 14,832 -- a small increase from the night's announced attendance of 13,988 -- for a live gate of $2,085,510. The numbers, certified by the California State Athletic Commission, were today sent to media members, including MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The debut event for Affliction Entertainment took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Part of the card aired on FSN before switching to pay per view. Of the 14,832 total tickets, 11,242 were sold, and 3,590 were complimentary and given away. Although initially announced as a sold-out event, the CSAC reports that 15,572 tickets were available, and 740 went unsold/unused. The majority of those "deadwood" tickets were from the $200 (352 tickets) and $100 (248)sections. Among the event's 3,590 complimentary tickets, most were for the cheapear seating areas, including the $150 (1,079), $100 (822) and $50 (652) sections. Ticket prices ranged from $45 to $1,000.
Submitted Jul 22, 2008 10:25AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
EXC Autograph Session Saturday Before Event
(mmamania.com)
EliteXC has announced that this Saturday before their next CBS event they will hold a free autograph session for fans at the arena in Stockton. The session will feature both Gina Carano and Kimbo Slice.
Submitted Jul 22, 2008 9:13AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Affliction, Fedor Prove MMA is Bigger Than UFC
(sherdog.com)
There’s much to be said for selling out. For Affliction, it happens to be a good thing. The clothing company turned mixed martial arts promoter packed the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday. Nearly 14,000 fans were treated to highlight reel moments of Dominique Wilkins proportions throughout the night. But it wasn’t all fashionable fun in the organization’s inaugural show. From the try-hard red carpet that ushered VIPs in and out of the arena to the distracting, unnecessary smoke machines that went on through most of the event, Affliction’s presentation had enough plot holes to compete with the latest batch of summer blockbusters...
Submitted Jul 22, 2008 8:46AM by ncordless - 11 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global, UFC, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
White: Affliction will go out of business
(mmafighting.com)
UFC President Dana White is making a bold prediction in regards to the future of the Affliction MMA promotion. "After tonight those guys are going out of business and all [their fighters] will be over here," White said Saturday at the UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin post-fight press conference. Affliction invested heavily in its inaugural "Affliction: Banned" event Saturday to put together arguably the greatest heavyweight card in MMA history.
Submitted Jul 22, 2008 2:39AM by MMAcca - 30 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC Pay-per-view Revenue Up, Buys Flat; UK Expansion Turns Profitable
(mmapayout.com)
On Friday S&P released its latest credit rating assessment for Zuffa, parent company of the UFC. The headline was a change from negative to stable in the company’s rating outlooking with its BB- rating affirmed. However, beyond the headline, the report contains a valuable glimpse into the current industry environment and the financial standing of the company. According to the report, “overall pay-per-view (PPV) revenues, which represent nearly 75% of total revenues, have trended up in recent quarters, albeit largely due to an increase in the number of events, higher pricing, and more favorable contract terms, rather than an increase in the number of buys.”
Submitted Jul 22, 2008 2:24AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Fight Biz Quote: Tom Atencio
(15rounds.com)
–Affliction VP Tom Atencio, speaking to Gary Herman of 15rounds.com The Strikeforce pairing would certainly be an intriguing one. Strikeforce currently has a deal with NBC and is rumored to be in negotiations to do a live event with the network. For Strikeforce, partnering with Affliction would certainly boost the star-power they could put on display if they are able to put on a live show for the Peacock. For Affliction, a deal that got them on network TV would boost the profile of their Affliction brand in general and also increase the visibility of their fighters. The deal would also serve as a way to hype up their next PPV offering.
Submitted Jul 22, 2008 2:21AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC 90: Silva vs Okami
(en.wikipedia.org)
According to Wikipedia, Anderson Silva will defend his middleweight title against Yushin Okami at UFC 90 on October 25th at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. I don't know how accurate this is, but I figured I'd post it.
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 11:50PM by xphycorx - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Aleks Emelianenko Might Have Hepatitis
(cagepotato.com)
There's a rumor that Aleks was pulled from the Affliction card for testing positive for Hepatitis B.
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 11:44PM by Wolfenstein - 17 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
*MMATraining Affliction Write up (Funny + Pics)
(mmatraining.com)
These guys did a write up that had me laughing pretty hard plus a bunch of pics. Check it out here This made me laugh: The Ugly 1. Megadeath. I mean really ugly. These guys sucked in the 80’s and it turns out they continue to suck. That being said, the crowd seemed in to it… until they realized it really was Megadeath.
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 11:00PM by JimmieDD - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC Fight Night 14 medical suspension and injuries from NSAC
(mmamania.com)
ames Irvin – “The Sandman” is suspended until September 3 with a right cheek laceration and there in no contact allowed until August 19. Hermes Franca – The charismatic Brazilian fighter is suspended until August 19 and there is no contact allowed until August 10. Frank Edgar – “The Answer” is suspended until August 19 with a chin laceration and there is no contact allowed until August 10. Jake O’Brien – “Irish” is suspended until September 3 and there is no contact allowed until August 19. Cain Velasquez – The up-and-comer must have a meniscal/ligament tear in his knee cleared by an orthopedic doctor or no contest until January 7, 2009. His minimum suspension will last until August 9 and there is no contact allowed until August 10. Anthony Johnson — “Rumble” must have Johnson must have a right eye conjunctiva laceration cleared by an ophthalmologist before he can return to action. His minimum suspension and no contest will last until August 19 and there is no contact until August 10.
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 9:51PM by SmileR - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alves-Sanchez moving to UFC 90 in Chicago
(sports.yahoo.com)
Looks like the fight between Thiago Alves and Diego Sanchez is still on.
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 9:42PM by Wolfenstein - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Affliction payroll
(mmaweekly.com)
looks like tim and arlovski topped it
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 9:21PM by nelson888 - 27 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Vitor Belfort KO’d Terry Martin with a Broken Hand
(cagepotato.com)
When Vitor Belfort knocked out Terry Martin at Affliction: Banned (see above video, in case you didn’t get the FSN broadcast), it was hard not to think that “The Phenom” was back. But what we didn’t know was that he did it with a broken hand. As he told the Xtreme Couture blog, he basically fought the whole bout that way: XC: When did you break your hand? Vitor: The first punch I threw. It was a straight left. I knew right away it broke. But I had to keep going. I couldn’t throw my combinations I had worked on. Coach Tompkins was yelling at me to throw my combos. At the end of the first round I went back to the corner and Tompkins was yelling at me, “Why don’t you throw your combos?” I said, “My hand is broken”. He said, “Ok” and Randy said, “Just go first. Go for it and finish the fight”. I said to myself, “Ok, I’ll do that”. It was great chemistry in the corner. I went out and I did what they said. I was looking to land a big shot and get it over with. It’s my left hand, which is my power hand. I went out and threw the kick at Terry. When he caught my kick I let him take me down so I could soften him up with the elbows. I knew I could get back to my feet when I needed to. Then I set him up for the knee. After that I was able to pick his head up with the uppercut and end it with the straight left.
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 8:27PM by SmileR - 14 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Couture: ''Contractual Status Could Be Sorted This Week''
(msn.foxsports.com)
Current UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture had indicated that a court is expected to rule on the status of an emergency stay filed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He added that if he wins his appeal, the decision on his contractual status will revert to a Texas court and that a declaration of his status would be made soon after. Couture revealed the news in a new interview with Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com.
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 5:10PM by MMAcca - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Leonard Garcia vs Jens Pulver at WEC 36
mmajunkie.com
Garcia confirmed with MMAJunkie.com that he was taking on Pulver at WEC 36.
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 4:11PM by bbman182 - 25 comments
Filed under: WEC, Interviews
 
UFN 14 Fighter Payouts Revealed
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFN 14 fighter payouts have now been revealed by the NSAC. The total disclosed payouts were $623,000 with the lion's share-$400,000-split evenly between Anderson Silva & Brandon Vera.
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 1:33PM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Sylvia On Fedor: "I've never been hit that hard."
(fightline.com)
Fedor Emelianenko looked absolutely dominant in his performance against Tim Sylvia. The popular Russian fighter no doubt re-secured his position at the top of the worlds pound-for-pound rankings making quick work of one of the best fighters in the world. "I was very pleased with my performance,” said Fedor after the fight. "Everything I wanted to do, I was able to do. I was prepared to stand up, but I knew I had a better chance to end it on the ground.”
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 3:11AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Joe Riggs fighting just to fight
(mmajunkie.com)
For some fighters, rebounding from a loss can prove to be a difficult proposition. For Joe Riggs (27-10 MMA), just getting a fight to put himself on that comeback trail has proved to be an even bigger challenge. The Arizona native, who has seen his last five scheduled bouts fall apart, discussed his frustration about not being able to "provide for his family" while a recent in-studio guest of TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Riggs most recent challenge was being denied licensure for a scheduled bout on the undercard of "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson" after admitting to taking the prescription pain medication Tramadol, which the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) classifies as a blood thinner.
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 3:06AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Cain Velasquez talks Jake O’Brien UFC fight (Video)
(mmamania.com)
This video was conducted by his training partner, Josh Koscheck, just days before Cain stepped inside the Octagon. He also explains his 'brown pride' tattoo on his chest.
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 3:04AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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