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"Babalu" Releases Statement
To My Family, Friends, Fans and Sponsors: Since UFC 74, I have wanted to speak publicly about my fight with David Heath (Pictures). I waited to do so, however, out of respect for the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Zuffa, Inc. and Dana White. After all, it is their efforts that have legitimized Mixed Martial Arts in the sports world and I realize that my conduct has unintentionally hindered those efforts. For that, among other things, I am deeply sorry.
Rizzo Stops Monson; Horn Taps Out
The main event featured Jeff Monson (Pictures) and Pedro Rizzo (Pictures), both previous challengers for the UFC heavyweight belt, in a true clash of styles with the former Abu Dhabi grappler meeting the former kickboxing champ in a fight that the potential of being a barnburner or a snore fest. Luckily there wasn't any snoring since Monson curiously chose to stay up and throw with Rizzo in every round.
Report: UFC Awards $35,000 Bonuses for UFC 74
Fight of the Night: Randy Couture and Gabriel Gonzaga Knockout of the Night: Patrick Cote Submission of the Night: Thales Leites
Report: Alan Belcher Lands New Four-Fight Deal
UFC middleweight Alan Belcher (10-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC), who’s posted UFC victories over Jorge Santiago and Sean Salmon, has scored a new four-fight deal with the organization. The news comes from The (Biloxi) Sun Herald. The deal assures that the UFC has solid talent locked up for its thin middleweight division.
Bodog Available In Canada
BodogFight announced that it has partnered with Score Media Inc. to extend the reach of its mixed martial arts programming in Canada. BodogFight will be on “The Score” starting Sept. 4 with its BodogFight: Costa Rica Combat series.
Pode Pegar! News From Brazil
Wanderlei Silva has been the number one topic in the last two weeks in Brazil. He is receiving a lot of criticism from the Brazilian fans. Wanderlei left Brazil to get his own team and put himself in an odd position when American press announced that he was training with Randy Couture.
Mixed Martial Arts Gaining Faithful Following Throughout South Florida
Chris Anders loves hip-tossing his opponents. Tom Mejia goes for submission holds. Darren Malynn just wants to get back into fighting shape.
Mixed Martial Arts Is The Ultimate Challenge
Scattered across a mat-covered floor, a dozen figures are locked in combat. One pair — Cpl. James Tomko and Spc. Josh Winter — are a frenetic whirl of movement. Feet and fists weave a chaotic tapestry of arm bars, submission holds and leg locks.
Undefeated Vera Back On Track
Brandon Vera never imagined a day would come that he would think such dark thoughts. He never believed he could be so filled with rage, with hate, for one human being.
The Assassin’s Creed – Be Exciting
The clinch. In boxing, it’s a chance to take a breather, to stall until the referee breaks you, and to maybe get in a couple of mosquito shots – annoying, but not debilitating.
September 10th, Spike TV, MMA history will be made. Rampage Jackson will take on Dan Henderson at UFC 75 in a title unification match.
MMad Libs II: Writing An MMA Hatchet Piece
Dear Op/Ed Writer Who Has Just Discovered This Ultimate Fighting Thing and is Currently on Deadline, You need a column pronto and no op/ed writer ever got syndicated by speaking softly.
Senator Harry Reid Takes In UFC
“This is a fair street fight,” he said. “When I was a kid, we had street fights, but this reminds me of a street fight that’s fair.”
Five Ounces of Pain: Couture's greatest hits
If you're sick of all the public displays of affection from the media toward UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture, then you might want to stop reading. This is yet another column about how Couture defied the odds and once again proved the oddsmakers wrong with his third-round TKO over Gabriel Gonzaga during UFC 74 last Saturday.
Tapout Crew To Make Stars Out Of Scrappers
As much a staple of the Ultimate Fighting Championship as the eight-sided cage and bloody mats, the Tapout crew are out to prove they're more than the ugly cheerleaders of mixed-martial-arts.
Jujitsu, known as “the gentle art,” has exploded in popularity during the past decade largely because of mixed martial art leagues such as the Ultimate Fighting Championships and the Pride Fighting Championships. Here in Tracy, a living legend is teaching his family’s own brand of the martial art.
Taking Sacrifice to a Whole New Level
Nobody questioned Brett Ludeke when he walked into his office with a fresh black eye. Even if somebody asked him how he had gotten it, he wouldn't have been able to tell them. He had no idea who punched him; there were too many possibilities.
MMA Notes: UFC 75 Is PPV Quality For Free On Spike TV
Boxing has lost much of its popularity in recent years by putting all of the big fights on pay-per-view. Sometimes they aren't even big fights, yet fans still are forced to shell out big bucks for mediocre fights on pay-per-view.
'Babalu" To Face Formal Disciplinary Hearing
The Nevada State Athletic Commission today filed a formal disciplinary complaint against Renato “Babalu” Sobral and voted unanimously to withhold his $25,000 bonus in response to his actions at UFC 74 “Respect” Aug. 25 in Las Vegas, Nev.
UFC / Fedor meeting 'was not good'
Dear Fedor, just sign somewhere, anywhere at this point, and stop the drama!
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