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UFC: Sylvia out, Fedor in?
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC president Dana White said the company had released one big-name heavyweight from his contract while admitting interest in arguably the biggest heavyweight name of all. White said the UFC released former heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia from his contract with one fight remaining on it. The move made Sylvia a free agent and he is expected to sign a contract with M-1 Global, where he would be teamed with his agent, M-1 Global chief executive officer Monte Cox.
Submitted Mar 30, 2008 3:13PM by nickcuc547 - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Next for Cung Le: Top 10 Opposition
(bloodyelbow.com)
Dave Meltzer's article on the Le/Shamrock fight hints at some exciting future matchups for Cung Le:

Le talked after the fight about potentially defending his title against either 2006 Pride middleweight Grand Prix champion Kazuo Misaki, or Elite XC middleweight champion Robbie Lawler.
Submitted Mar 30, 2008 2:46PM by juanez13 - 26 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC
 
Report: UFC 85 to air on pay-per-view (PPV)
(mmamania.com)
UFC 85 from the O2 Arena in London, England, on June 7, will be a pay-per-view (PPV) event, according to the most recent print edition of the Wrestling Observer newsletter. Dave Meltzer reports that he has received confirmation from the organization, which contradicts a recent statement from Rashad Evans that indicated it would air for free on SpikeTV. Look for UFC 85 to be marketed heavily with a 10 p.m. ET PPV start time, which will be on tape delay, and the LIVE broadcast to be available earlier on Saturday afternoon. That’s how the last few UFC shows abroad have worked, anyway. UFC 85 also features that heavyweight showdown between Fabricio Werdum and Brandon Vera, as well as a dynamite welterweight match up between Mike Swick and Marcus Davis
Submitted Mar 30, 2008 2:40PM by juanez13 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Interview With Ernesto Hoost
(m1mixfight.com)
Ernesto Hoost is the man who needs no introduction. We had an opportunity to catch up with him right after Fedor's seminar in the Netherlands in March. Here is the interview with the legend of the sport. Michael Mazur: How do you think why K-1 is so popular here in the Netherlands. If you compare it with other countries there are 12 K-1 World Grand Prix champions out of 15 coming out of the Netherlands. What’s the reason of it?
Submitted Mar 30, 2008 2:23PM by Porch28 - 4 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
 
Rooney gets the most out of MMA fighters
(sports.espn.go.com)
Just holding a black belt in jiu-jitsu will no longer cut it in mixed martial arts. A solid amateur wrestler background won't get the job done, either. MMA has evolved into a more complex sport. Physical skills and technical know-how might get a fighter into the game, but it won't take him to the top.
Submitted Mar 30, 2008 10:50AM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
WEC featherweight Garcia arrested in cocaine ring bust
(mmafighting.com)
WEC featherweight Leonard Garcia was arrested Thursday for his alleged connection to a drug trafficking organization, according to a report by KCBD NewsChannel 11 in Texas. Garcia is currently ranked by MMAFighting.com as the number four featherweight in the world after his TKO win in February over Shooto and K-1 veteran Hiroyuki Takaya. Before joining the WEC, Garcia competed three times for the UFC. The drug bust was a culmination of a four-year investigation involving a cocaine ring from El Paso to Hub City.
Submitted Mar 30, 2008 10:47AM by aznteabagger - 12 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
UWC ANNOUNCES SPRATT VS. VON FLUE
(mmaweekly.com)
Ultimate Warrior Sports Development, LLC on Friday announced that Ultimate Fighting Championship veterans Pete Spratt and Jason Von Flue will headline its April 26 Ultimate Warrior Challenge event at the GMU-Patriot Center in Washington, DC.
Submitted Mar 30, 2008 10:44AM by aznteabagger - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Iowa Increasing Regulatory Control Over MMA
(mmaweekly.com)
Mixed martial arts regulation has had its ups and downs in Iowa. Lawmakers attempted to deregulate MMA this past year, but were unsuccessful. In Iowa, MMA, boxing and wrestling are regulated by the Department of Labor. Last Wednesday a bill was passed that called for more regulation of the sport. According to WFCCourier.com, the bill would require event promoters to apply for a license and pay a fee. Organizers would subsequently report ticket sales, gross receipts and volume of attendees to the state's labor commissioner. In addition, fighters would have to apply for a permit, as well as submit a fee and undergo both an eye exam and a physical. "This will go a long way towards professionalizing this sport," stated Representative Jamie Van Fossen. As the sport continues to gain popularity and grow in Iowa, the need for regulation becomes more apparent every day. The passing of the bill is a step towards the regulation already in place in states such as Nevada, New Jersey, California, and others.
Submitted Mar 30, 2008 10:43AM by aznteabagger - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
WEC 33 Medical Suspensions
(mmajunkie.com)
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has issued medical suspensions to nearly half of the fighters that compete in this past Wednesday's "WEC: Marshall vs. Stann" event.
Submitted Mar 30, 2008 9:45AM by Porch28 - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Cage Fighting for Kids?
(cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com)
Controversial and violent mixed martial arts sport expands to include children
Submitted Mar 29, 2008 11:10PM by Rush - 12 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Shaw on Diaz-CSAC Marijuana Ordeal; Kimbo's Possible Opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
EliteXC promoter Gary Shaw went on a rampage Thursday against California State Athletic Commission executive officer Armando Garcia for pulling Nick Diaz from Saturday's Strikeforce/Elite XC card. "What happened (Wednesday) was a travesty to Nick Diaz," he said, noting Diaz was willing to take a drug test and was planning on passing it, but was pulled because he had revealed when getting his medicals done, that he had a medicinal marijuana card as treatment for attention deficit disorder. Marijuana is on the banned substance list in California, and Diaz's biggest win of his career, over Takanori Gomi last year, was stripped in Nevada because he tested positive for the drug. Garcia said he couldn't publicly comment on the situation other than say there wasn't time to go through the procedures necessary to clear Diaz to fight.
Submitted Mar 29, 2008 4:50PM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, Interviews
 
Filho Home, Back in the Gym Soon
(sherdog.com)
Paulo Filho (Pictures) responded well to treatment at a rehabilitation clinic and is ready to return to training, the WEC middleweight champion's manager, Jorge Guimarães, told Sherdog.com. Filho is home in Niterói, Brazil. Doctors said the fact that he sought help and was determined to recover aided his quick improvement.
Submitted Mar 29, 2008 3:37PM by Porch28 - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Bas Rutten Interview
(chokehimout.com)
ChokeHimOut.com recently caught up with "The Legendary" Bas Rutten . Bas was as humble as usual and very respectful. Read on to hear about Bas' toughest fight, training Kimbo Slice, hanging with Kevin James, acting and working with the IFL...
Submitted Mar 29, 2008 3:35PM by Porch28 - 4 comments
Filed under: IFL
 
Former Pride executive speaks out about company's downfall
(sportsline.com)
The name Turi Altavilla is a name unknown to many mainstream MMA fans. However, among insiders he's one of the most well-respected behind-the-scenes figures in the sport. Three-and-a-half years after graduating UCLA and after having gotten his start with King of the Cage almost right out of school, Altavilla became the first American hired by Pride USA's office in Los Angeles as their Vice President of Production and Marketing.
Submitted Mar 29, 2008 3:33PM by Porch28 - 7 comments
Filed under: PrideFC
 
Don Frye talks Kimbo
(mmajunkie.com)
With MMA's network television debut two months away, EliteXC has yet to name an opponent for headliner Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson (2-0). One rumored match-up has been ruled out, however: Don "The Predator" Frye (19-6-1). Frye addressed the rumored bout during his weekly "Don Frye-Days" segment on Friday's edition of TAGG Radio (TAGG Radio Network - Home of TAGG Radio & The Lights Out Show!), a content partner of MMAjunkie.com (MMA blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps - MMAjunkie.com).
Submitted Mar 29, 2008 3:31PM by Porch28 - 7 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Guida looking to go 4 for 4 in 2008
(ufc.com)
Thomas Gerbasi, UFC - It had everything you want to see in a fight – skill, intensity, heart, and most importantly, drama. But when it’s over, there can only be one winner, and on December 8, 2007, the man with his hand raised wasn’t Clay Guida.
Submitted Mar 29, 2008 9:46AM by Porch28 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Tim Sylvia and Ben Rothwell Sign with Adrenaline MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia (24-4), a longtime UFC fighter whose relationship with the organization was oftentimes rocky, has left the organization and signed with Adrenaline MMA -- the promotion previously known as M-1 Global. Adrenaline MMA CEO Monte Cox announced that former IFL stand-out heavyweight Ben Rothwell (29-5) has also signed with the organization, which is working toward a June 14 show in Chicago
Submitted Mar 28, 2008 10:34PM by telnights - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC, M-1 Global
 
STRIKEFORCE 9 WEIGH-INS RESULTS AND PHOTOS
(mmaweekly.com)
Welterweight Bout (Contracted weight at 175 lbs.) Jesse Jones- 173.5 Jesse Gillespie- 180 Bantamweight Bout Darren Uyenoyama- 136 Anthony Figueroa- 133 Welterweight Bout Tiki Ghosn-171 Luke Stewart- 171 Lightweight Bout (Contracted weight at 162lbs) Marlon Sims- 162.5 Billy Evangelista- 160.5 Middleweight Bout Joey Villasenor- 185 Ryan Jensen- 186 Heavyweight Bout Mike Kyle- 225 Wayne Cole- 209 Strikeforce Lightweight Championship Bout Gilbert Melendez- 154.5 Gabe Lemley- 153 Welterweight Bout (Contracted weight at 172lbs) Drew Fickett- 171 Jae Suk Lim –170 Strikeforce Middleweight Championship Bout Frank Shamrock- 185 Cung Le- 183
Submitted Mar 28, 2008 9:36PM by jiujitsufreak74 - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Maurice Smith Calls in Sick to Avoid YAMMA Show
(cagepotato.com)
Seriously. It’s now officially ****** up. Let’s count the fighters that Bob Meyrowitz’s YAMMA 1 event has lost to date: – Headliner Don Frye – Gary Goodridge – Frye’s replacement, Patrick Smith – Rex Richards – Two undisclosed members of the heavyweight tournament The fight card on YAMMA’s site has still not been updated, but we’ll try and keep score for ya’. It was reported earlier that Ricco Rodriguez had been tapped to fill in as one of the replacements in the eight-man tourney, but we’re still not sure where that one stands. Rex Richards was replaced by Kevin Jordan. Don Frye had pulled out for whatever reason — probably because he realized how terrible the card is — and Patrick Smith took over. Then Pat Smith had been dropped due to arrest scheduling and 90-year-old Maurice Smith had been submitted as his replacement
Submitted Mar 28, 2008 9:28PM by juanez13 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
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