Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
Sign In
Username:

 
Password:

 
Keep me logged in

Page 1150 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

Do you have a hot MMA story or news item that you have found and would like to share?
Then read our guidelines then post it to our MMA News Share Forum to have it display here for the community to read on this page.
 
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
 
 
Anthony Johnson responds to Kevin Burns eye poke at UFC Fight Night 14
(sports.yahoo.com)
Quoteworthy: “They didn’t say nothing [about why the fight wasn’t ruled a no contest]. Nobody has given me an excuse. The only thing I’ve heard from fans and even the staff of UFC was that it’s bullshit…. All I know I turned around and I was screaming. Honestly, his finger went in my eye. It hurt like hell. I’ve never had that happen before, not that deep at least.” Anthony Johnson talks about the technical knockout loss to Kevin Burns at UFC Fight Night 14 last night. “Rumble” received an accidental finger in the eye in the third round, which caused him to crash to the floor in agony. The referee thought he was dropped because of an uppercut (which grazed him) and waived off the fight. It was controversial; however, the officials don’t have the benefit of instant replay. And Johnson’s reaction to the eye poke made it appear that he was hurt with a punch and not a finger. Regardless, both fighters were classy after the bout. Perhaps we will see a rematch down the road sometime soon.
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 3:01AM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA Quick Quote: Is Fedor next fight against Randy Couture?
(mmamania.com)
“I was very pleased with my performance [against Tim Sylvia]. Everything I wanted to do I was able to do…. Yeah I was hoping I would end the fight then (first time he took Sylvia to the mat). I was prepared to fight standing up, but I knew I had a better chance to end it on the ground…. You never know how short or long the fight will be, but I just wanted to end it as quickly as possible. I just wanted to show the fans my skills…. I was very pleasantly impressed by how many people came out and I hope to come back soon…. I would be very honored to fight Randy Couture.”
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 2:59AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
EDDIE ALVAREZ WANTS TO PUSH INTO TOP 10
(mmaweekly.com)
Eddie Alvarez attempts to break into the lightweight division Top 10 on July 21 as he vies for the Dream Lightweight Grand Prix title. He will have to fight twice that evening in order to become the victor, but that doesn’t seem to bother him. Alvarez recently appeared on MMAWeekly Radio and explained his thoughts and preparations for his semi-final match against Tatsuya Kawajiri. “I've been busting my ass and it's finally here,” said an elated Alvarez.
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 2:57AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Quick Thoughts: Affliction Passes Its First Test; Business as Usual for the UFC
(mmapayout.com)
Affliction: Banned * The pacing of the show was brutal (running almost five hours in a testament to the old adage, “too much of a good thing”) and the production wasn’t exactly smooth, but Affliction more than survived its first test as a promoter, presenting a solid show that delivered three exciting heavyweight fights to close the night.
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 2:56AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dana White Acknowledges Fedor Emelianenko's Win at Affliction
(sports.yahoo.com)
UFC president Dana White has been relentless in his criticism of ex-PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko over the past several years. White has criticized and mocked the popular Russian for failing to face top competition and taking on inexperienced and even smaller fighters over the past three years. But upon learning that Emelianenko had submitted ex-UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia on Saturday in Anaheim, Calif., in less than a minute, White unflinchingly admitted he was impressed. “It does (change my opinion),” he conceded. “Tim Sylvia was a real opponent.”
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 2:53AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
DREAM 5 Preview
(bloodyelbow.com)
An absolutely huge weekend for American MMA has overshadowed what looks to be a very solid card from Japan's heavyweight organization, Dream. The love child of Dream Stage Entertainment and K-1's Fighting and Entertainment Group, Dream's efforts have steadily improved with each card. This offering should continue that trend, highlighted by an extremely exciting and relevant conclusion to the Light Weight Grand Prix. The first semi-final fight pits rising Rubber Guard juggernaut Shinya Aoki with the poular Japanese veteran Caol Uno. Uno surprised the MMA world by defeating the relentless Mitsuhiro Ishida by rear naked choke in the quarter final round. He has an uphill battle, however, with the "Tobikan Judan" who will have a decided size advantage and owns a better grappling pedigree. Aoki enters the bout with victories over American Top Team star Gesias Cavalcante and Japanese wrestler Katsuhiko Nagata.
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 2:51AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Alvarez proving himself against the world’s top lightweights
(insidefighting.com)
Great interview with Eddie, here's wishing him well tonight! Eddie Alvarez didn’t get into mixed martial arts intending to be a champion, but the Philadelphia native is a couple of wins away from winning the prestigious DREAM Lightweight Grand Prix and establishing himself as one of the best in the world in his weight class. A two-time All America wrestler in high school, Alvarez says he was no stranger to the occasional scuffle and figured he may as well get paid to do it. “In the beginning I was just doing it as a hobby,” Alvarez says. But it didn’t take long for Alvarez (14-1) to make a name for himself on the New Jersey MMA circuit, utilizing his heavy hands, strong boxing skills and wrestling background. In just his fifth professional fight, Alvarez defeated experienced journeyman Seichi Ikemoto with a second round TKO, one of ten knockouts in his career.
Submitted Jul 20, 2008 11:13PM by Bemin - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Affliction Pay-per-view Expectations & Bar Sales
(mmapayout.com)
The pay-per-view numbers for Affliction: Banned will be among some of the most anticipated and watched of the year. A strong number will be evidence that there is a market for MMA outside of the UFC. A weak number will provide support to the notion that there is no market for MMA, only for the UFC. The obvious question then is: what constitutes a good or a bad number? Last week, Affliction Entertainment COO Michael Cohen told MMAPayout.com that he guaranteed the event would do above 50,000 buys, while Affliction VP Tom Atencio has publicly stated that it would take 250,000 buys for the show to break even. Based on the fact that no MMA event outside of the UFC has broken 100,000 buys, conventional wisdom around the industry is that anything above that mark would be a success. MMAPayout.com has learned that bar sales for Banned are believed to have been around 700. For comparison, it is believed that the UFC typically has between 750-1,000 in bar sales. However, it should be noted that it isn’t clear whether or not the Affliction event was offered at a discount to the UFC’s events. That number may give credence to what appeared to be a growing sense of optimism concerning the event’s chances on pay-per-view within the industry over the last week. Officials at InDemand were also reportedly excited about the events prospects.
Submitted Jul 20, 2008 10:21PM by ncordless - 13 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global, Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
 
Affliction could become MMA heavyweight
(sports.yahoo.com)
The landscape of the mixed martial arts business may have changed Saturday night as the debuting Affliction promotion came out of its debut show with the potential for several of the biggest heavyweight marquee matches in the sport.
Submitted Jul 20, 2008 9:19PM by scpd400 - 7 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
The Secret's Out: Fedor's the Best MMA Has
(msn.foxsports.com)
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Going into Saturday's Affliction fight card — billed with characteristic modesty as "the greatest MMA show of All-time" — Fedor Emelianenko was cast as The Russian. There had been reams of copy citing "Rocky" villain Ivan Drago as his spiritual ancestor.
Submitted Jul 20, 2008 6:08PM by zephead - 26 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
RSS
Archive  
 
  » November 2014
  » October 2014
  » September 2014
  » August 2014
  » July 2014
  » June 2014
  » May 2014
  » April 2014
  » March 2014
  » February 2014
  » January 2014
  » December 2013
  » November 2013
  » October 2013
  » September 2013
  » August 2013
  » July 2013
  » June 2013
  » May 2013
  » April 2013
  » March 2013
  » February 2013
  » January 2013
  » December 2012
  » November 2012
  » October 2012
  » September 2012
  » August 2012
  » July 2012
  » June 2012
  » May 2012
  » April 2012
  » March 2012
  » February 2012
  » January 2012
  » December 2011
  » November 2011
  » October 2011
  » September 2011
  » August 2011
  » July 2011
  » June 2011
  » May 2011
  » April 2011
  » March 2011
  » February 2011
  » January 2011
  » December 2010
  » November 2010
  » October 2010
  » September 2010
  » August 2010
  » July 2010
  » June 2010
  » May 2010
  » April 2010
  » March 2010
  » February 2010
  » January 2010
  » December 2009
  » November 2009
  » October 2009
  » September 2009
  » August 2009
  » July 2009
  » June 2009
  » May 2009
  » April 2009
  » March 2009
  » February 2009
  » January 2009
  » December 2008
  » November 2008
  » October 2008
  » September 2008
  » August 2008
  » July 2008
  » June 2008
  » May 2008
  » April 2008
  » March 2008
  » February 2008
  » January 2008
  » December 2007
  » November 2007
  » October 2007
  » September 2007
  » August 2007
  » July 2007
  » June 2007
Categories