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Big John McCarthy joins as Affliction's ringside announcer
(dreamfighters.com)
Former MMA referee "Big" John McCarthy may have retired from working in the UFC Octagon but he will be a color commentator for the July 19th "Affliction Banned" pay-per-view event, featuring the WAMMA heavyweight championship fight between the most lethal MMA heavyweight of all-time, Russian M1 superstar legend Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko (27-1), and former UFC heavyweight champion Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia (24-4), live from Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Submitted Jul 3, 2008 12:28PM by kastro_316 - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations
 
Aoki, Imanari and Kawajiri Take to the Mat
(sherdog.com)
Daniel Herbertson was on location in Tokyo to witness the second day of K-1 Max and Dream's Akasaka Fight Festival, where Shinya Aoki (Pictures) and Masakazu Imanari (Pictures) took to the mat for a grappling exhibition. Also, Tatsuya Kawajiri (Pictures) and Hidehiko Hasegawa (Pictures) displayed some excellent technique.
 
Is Joe Duarte “The Next Anderson Silva”?
(cagepotato.com)
[Dana White] said he’s found “the next Anderson Silva,” a lightweight who is competing in Season 8 of TUF at 155 pounds, though he declined to release the fighter’s name because it might spoil the season. “I was going off when I saw this guy,” White said. “He’s 24 and he’s destroying people. It’s sick how bad ass he is. I’m getting goose bumps talking to you about him.”
Submitted Jul 3, 2008 10:50AM by Focker101 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Sin City Sentinel: Burnett Sues ‘TUF'
(sherdog.com)
Mikey Burnett, one of the original Lion's Den members, has filed suit in Clark County District Court against TufGuy Productions, Inc. d/b/a Ultimate Fighting Productions, Inc., the company that produces "The Ultimate Fighter" for Spike TV, as well as American International Group, Inc., an accident and health insurance company associated with the TV show. I know this should probably be filed under rediculous This guy is a waste of space..
Submitted Jul 3, 2008 9:07AM by Focker101 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Changing face, Koscheck ready for UFC 86
(mmaweekly.com)
Growing up is hard to do. It’s even harder when you’re growing up in front of millions of people on television. But that’s exactly what Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Josh Koscheck did as a member of the cast for the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show. Coming onto the show, Koscheck only had a handful of fights and an impressive resume that included an NCAA championship in wrestling at Edinboro University in 2001. What he learned on the show was a first hand lesson in the world of MMA and how reality shows can soon become a reality after the filming is finished. During the show’s filming, Koscheck became everyone’s favorite bad guy, taunting and prodding at housemate Chris Leben, until the two finally fought on the show. When he won the fight, Koscheck’s intensity only seemed to grow while his protagonists kept at him before and after the season ended. Now entering his 13th professional fight, facing veteran Chris Lytle at UFC 86 on Saturday night, Koscheck understands that how the fans perceive him could make or break his career as a successful mixed martial artist. “TV can give you a false sense of who a person is,” Koscheck stated. “So for me it’s all about turning fans around and really showing these fans who I really am as a person. That’s one of the big things I’m trying to do.”
Submitted Jul 3, 2008 7:16AM by SmileR - 1 comment
Filed under: Interviews
 
Is K.J. Noons on the horizon for Josh Thompson?
(mmaweekly.com)
With his win on Friday night, Thomson captured the Strikeforce lightweight title, but he also earned a large target on his back as most champions do when promotions begin to look for challengers. Fans may not have to wait long for his first defense though as the champion is looking for a return in September. “I will be fighting it sounds like in September at the Playboy Mansion, and I want to try to get another fight in here in San Jose in November, and we’ll see what happens then,” Thomson stated. “I’m just looking to take one day at a time. If I can fit three more fights in this year, then I will. I’m not looking to really take a whole lot of time off.” As far as contenders who will be vying for the chance to face Thomson, the list will likely start to grow very soon. He did comment that he “highly doubts” that current undefeated lightweight prospect Billy Evangelista will make that list as the two have been training together periodically at Thomson’s home camp of American Kickboxing Academy. He is confident, however, that Strikeforce will find him a quality opponent for his September appointment at the “House that Hef Built.” “It’s all up to (Strikeforce CEO) Scott Coker, we’re going to see exactly what happens with Strikeforce and who they look to bring in,” he said. Another intriguing storyline that could involve Thomson in the near future is a title unification bout between the Strikeforce champion and current EliteXC 160-pound king K.J. Noons.
Submitted Jul 3, 2008 7:15AM by SmileR - 3 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
UFC 89 To Air Free On Spike?
(mmamania.com)
That's what it sounds like according to F4WOnline's Dave Meltzer. He reports that UFC 89 will air free on Spike TV and be followed by a major PPV one week later.
Submitted Jul 3, 2008 6:43AM by DCRage - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Talks Donald Trump
(sports.yahoo.com)
We stumbled upon the oddest interview with a multi-millionaire we've ever seen. You may not like UFC president Dana White but the guy has a lot of patience. He's willing to sell his sport even in the most strange settings. Now you have to be willing to deal with the weird video quality. White morphs into a robotic, alien character a few times. Think Alien Nation. And there are plenty of fine shots of the walls, the floor and UFC's public relations escorts, Jen and Loren.
Submitted Jul 3, 2008 1:34AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Wanderlei Silva vs Rich Franklin go at it (Video) …
(mmamania.com)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . at the 2008 National Rock Paper Scissors Championships:
Submitted Jul 3, 2008 1:27AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Stevenson - All Bets Are Off
(mmamania.com)
Joe “Daddy” Stevenson is indeed a family man. But that never stopped him from whooping up on people inside the cage. At just 26 years old, the father of four boys has nearly 40 professional fights to his credit. He’s 5-2 in the UFC and is looking to rebound from a recent title bout loss to BJ Penn. When Joe steps into the cage this Saturday night at UFC 86: “Jackson vs. Griffin” in front of 12,000 screaming fans and millions more tuning in around the world, his eldest son, Joey, will be in attendance, watching his dad fight for the first time ever.
Submitted Jul 3, 2008 1:25AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Barnett revisits old rival Pedro Rizzo
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC, PRIDE and K-1 veteran Josh Barnett (22-5) is perhaps one of the least-known commodities in the upper echelon of the heavyweight division to American fans. But if Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio has his way, "The Babyface Assassin" will soon be a household name. The first roadblock on that journey is the first man ever to beat Barnett, the heavy-handed Pedro Rizzo (16-7). Already a legend in Japan, Barnett and Atencio discussed Barnett's upcoming bout with longtime-veteran Rizzo at "Affliction: Banned" today on a media conference call. "One of my goals is to make Josh famous here (in America), as well," Atencio said. "I think that he deserves the recognition." For his part, the one-time UFC heavyweight champion downplayed the importance of recognition in his homeland. "I didn’t do this to become famous," Barnett said. "I did it because I wanted to be the baddest guy on the planet." Barnett has long been considered among the most talented heavyweights in the world. At just 24, the Washington native defeated MMA legend Randy Couture to become the UFC's heavyweight champion in 2002. A highly controversial steroid scandal followed, and Barnett left the UFC to compete in Japan.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 9:35PM by SmileR - 2 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
UFC 86: Quniton Jackson ready to get nasty
(mmaweekly.com)
The remaining question is whether or not Silva can transfer the kryptonite from his hands to Griffin’s. Jackson doesn’t seem to think so. “I’m telling you, Forrest can train with the Pope, it ain’t going to help him. Wanderlei ain’t going to get in there and fight for him,” Jackson stated to MMAWeekly.com. “Forrest got to fight me for himself. I don’t care who he goes and trains with. He can go train with Sakuraba. He can go train with Marvin Eastman. He can go train with Shogun. He can train with anybody; they ain’t going to fight for him.” As for his own preparations, once again training in Big Bear, Calif., Jackson has utilized many different sources to train for Griffin. Calling on his connections from his stint as Griffin’s rival coach on The Ultimate Fighter, Jackson said that he trained with Season 7 competitors Mike Dolce, Jeremy May, and Gerald Harris, but due to how he thinks Griffin will fight him, he called on a lot more training partners than them.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 8:37PM by SmileR - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Alves VS Diego Sanchez likely at UFC 89
(mmaweekly.com)
While the welterweight division looks towards a championship match in August between current titleholder Georges St. Pierre and Jon Fitch, the weight class will continue to build towards a new top contender as MMAWeekly.com has learned that American Top Team knockout artist Thiago “Pitbull” Alves is slated to return on Oct. 19 to face former “Ultimate Fighter” winner Diego Sanchez. The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight. There is currently a verbal agreement with actual bout agreements for the contest expected to be signed in the next few days. Showing a true dedication to making his way to the top of the welterweight division, Alves has never been shy about facing top competition in the division. Most recently, he finished former Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight kingpin Matt Hughes by TKO in the second round of their main event match-up in England at UFC 85. Before that fight, Alves became the first fighter ever to knockout Karo Parisyan, thus solidifying himself as one of the most dangerous fighters at 170 pounds.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 8:33PM by SmileR - 46 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
All Strikeforce Fighters Pass Drug Tests
(mmaweekly.com)
The CSAC has announced that all the fighters on the Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson card were tested for both drugs of abuse and performance enhancing substances, and that all tests came back clean.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 7:21PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Strikeforce Fighter Salaries Revealed
(mmaweekly.com)
The fighter salaries from Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson have been obtained from the CSAC. The total disclosed payouts were just over $200,000 and the fighters made from $200-$50,000 each.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 7:19PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
BJ Penn To Fight The Winner Of GSP vs. Jon Fitch
(dreamfighters.com)
BJ is set to take on the winner of GSP vs. Fitch, at UFC 87. Penn recently told Fighters Club TV that he is set to move up to 170 to face the winner of UFC 87's Georges St. Pierre vs. Jon Fitch contest.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 4:20PM by kastro_316 - 56 comments
Filed under: UFC, Fight Camp / Team
 
"Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson" official salaries: headliners share $85,000
(mmajunkie.com)
Josh Thomson upset Gilbert Melendez for the Strikeforce world lightweight title at this past Friday's "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson" event, but Thomson couldn't edge the former title-holder when it came to his payday. Thomson earned a reported base salary of $35,000 ($15,000 of which was a win bonus) for the event; Melendez earned an event-high $50,000. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today acquired the list of salaries from Bill Douglas of the California State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 1:53PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Urijah Faber vs Mike Brown WEC 36 fight possible on September 10
(mmamania.com)
After his career-defining win over Jens Pulver, Urijah Faber (21-1) will likely return to the cage to defend his WEC featherweight title against Mike Brown at WEC 36 on September 10, according to MMAWeekly.com. “The California Kid” outstruck and outwrestled “Lil Evil” for five rounds at WEC 34 last month en route to a unanimous decision victory over the former UFC champion. He was clearly the faster fighter and had Pulver hurt in the second round, demonstrating that his striking prowess has caught up with his superb wrestling pedigree.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 1:52PM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Fighter Salaries: Minimum Fighter Payouts
(mmapayout.com)
The first problem to be addressed is that of the minimum payouts for UFC fighters. I believe the lowest payout figures to be released this year were a few $3000 show/win contracts like the one given to Goran Reljic at UFC 84. Many have been quick to criticize the UFC for these payouts as they question a fighter's ability to make ends meet on such low income. Following yesterday's introduction, the interests of both parties are fairly obvious. A major interest of the fighters is to be able to provide for themselves and their families. And from a business perspective, it's probably within the UFC's interest to provide top-notch fights while also not having to pay anything more than it has to. This article is a MUST READ imo. Very insightful piece.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 1:48PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Dana White Makes The Case For Jesse Taylor
(cagepotato.com)
The UFC’s decision to include the newly-mature Jesse Taylor on their July 19 Fight Night has taken some heat lately. That’s because taking the moral high ground only works if you stick to it even when you desperately need to throw together a show designed to screw with your competitors. But Dana White is doing his best to make the decision to bring Taylor back into the UFC sound like a reasonable one. He’s also trying to battle the perception that the UFC encouraged the fighters to destroy the house and generally act the fool for the cameras.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 1:41PM by Focker101 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
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