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UFC's merchandise agreement: good in theory, not on paper
(sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
Mixed martial arts is in the business of overnight money-making -- raking in hundreds of millions in its opening years while many (ethically and legally) still push it away. And the biggest player behind the sport's chart-defying growth: the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Revitalized in 2001 by Zuffa, LLC, the UFC has emphasized its "strong ownership and depth of management" as the brand enhanced the sport's international and national presence, helped it ride the wave of reality TV, put it near the top of premium and network television ratings and guided it into the arena of merchandising and sponsorship to make it a force to be reckoned with in sports business.
Submitted Jun 26, 2008 1:36AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Loiseau Victorious At Raw Combat: Resurrection
(mmacanada.net)
David Loiseau vs. Andrew Buckland Both fighters touch gloves and back away. Buckland lands a nice leg kick before being FLOORED by a Loiseau right hand. He gets up to his hand and knees and another shot puts him back out. The official time is 0:20 of round 1. Impressive win by Loiseau.
Submitted Jun 26, 2008 1:32AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Cung Le is ‘at a crossroads’ in his career
(mmamania.com)
Quoteworthy: “I just landed a big movie role with Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster. It’s been pretty exciting for me. I didn’t even get the role for my fighting abilities. I actually auditioned and I got it off straight acting. (It’s not based on martial arts) it’s science fiction. So far, the two movies that I did had fighting. They were saying that’s the best fight scene and they’re actually going to send it in to see if that fight scene gets best fight scene of the year with me and Channing Tatum. I feel like I still got a couple more good fights in me but at the same time I have to be smart. I’m at a crossroads. There’s a lot of great fighters out there. Of course, there’s the great Anderson Silva but that matchup doesn’t seem like it’s ever going to happen.
Submitted Jun 26, 2008 1:27AM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
AFL: VooDoo Economics?
(mmapayout.com)
Knowing the financial straits that most MMA start-ups are hindered by, it was a bit surprising to see the big numbers being thrown around recently by the American Fight League. Especially eye opening were the figures that were reported for the signing of female fighter Tara Larosa. Sherdog reported the terms recently: The deal - which will reportedly pay Larosa a minimum of $500,000 and could reach $750,000 over the course of its 18-month term - PS. The AFL is expecting to achieve 150,000 PPV buys each event when they start holding them later this year!
Submitted Jun 26, 2008 1:24AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
ProElite Gets Cash Infusion From Showtime
(mmapayout.com)
The latest SEC filings by ProElite indicate that the company recently received a cash infusion from CBS/Showtime Networks. Showtime funded a note payable by ProElite and ProElite in return issued warrants to Showtime. The note is payable for $3.5 million but ProElite looks to have received proceeds of $3 million. ProElite looks to be in a cash crunch with cashflow needed to fund the run up to the July 26th card on CBS.
Submitted Jun 26, 2008 1:21AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: EliteXC
 
CBS Seeking To Influence Match-Making
(mmapayout.com)
With their increasing financial stake in EliteXC, CBS are exerting their power in the board room, but word is that the Tiffany Network is also trying to influence match-making and booking decisions. Sources indicate to MMAPayout.com that there was significant internal pressure by the network to have Gina Carano appear on the July 26th card with just over a month's notice.
Submitted Jun 26, 2008 1:19AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Jared Shaw Responds to Reports
(mmapayout.com)
MMAPayout.com recently reported information gleaned from industry insiders about Gary Shaw's possible departure from EliteXC as well as CBS's pressure to book Gina Carano for the July 26th card. EliteXC VP Jared Shaw addressed those reports in an interview with MMARated's Ariel Helwani. While Jared Shaw denied the reports, he did acknowledge that Gary Shaw's role was evolving.
Submitted Jun 26, 2008 1:17AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
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Submitted Jun 26, 2008 1:13AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Shonie Carter: Interview With Mr International
(sherdog.com)
An injury forced Shonie Carter (Pictures) out of the upcoming Strikeforce card, but it could not keep "Mr. International" from speaking his mind about "Iron Ring," Kimbo Slice and his own intriguing tenure in MMA. TJ De Santis spoke with Carter in this exclusive interview.
Submitted Jun 26, 2008 1:11AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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Submitted Jun 26, 2008 1:09AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Evan Tanner-" IM DONE"
(cagetoday.com)
Tanner maybe done with fighting I did not see this posted yet
Submitted Jun 26, 2008 12:48AM by holt8081 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Affliction VP says Edwin Dewees could replace "Tiger" White
(mmajunkie.com)
The July 19 "Affliction: Banned" event recently suffered its first card casualty, as K.O. Dynasty Management confirmed that Vernon "Tiger" White had been pulled from the event. Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the organization now has its sights set on UFC veteran Edwin Dewees (35-12-0) as a possible replacement to face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (13-3). "We're interested in Edwin Dewees," Atencio said. "I haven't had a chance to talk to him, but I know somebody's reaching out to him, and hopefully that will work out. But we're in talks right now." As we reported earlier today, White was pulled from the card after testing positive for a banned diuretic after a May 31 Xtreme Fighting Association event in Las Vegas. Atencio said no sanctions have yet been levied on White, but he also said that Affliction could not wait until a decision was issued by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. "I haven't talked to [White], but I know that he has a hearing on the ninth of July," Atencio said. "We just can't wait that long to find out what's going to happen to him."
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 10:36PM by SmileR - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Denny excited about matchup with Nick Diaz
(mmaweekly.com)
It’s a fight I’ve been waiting for, for a long time,” said Denny about the fight with Diaz. EliteXC on Wednesday announced that the CBS-EliteXC Saturday Night Fights event will emulate from Stockton, Calif., the hometown of Diaz. Stepping into hostile territory as the underdog is nothing new to Denny and he looks forward to proving the critics wrong. “I’ve been the underdog in a lot of things,” he commented. “I mean a lot of people down play me a lot. A lot of people hate on me, tell me how bad I suck, that I shouldn’t be there, but you know what, come July 26th when I’m on CBS, everybody’s going to see what Thomas Denny’s really about and that’s whooping ass.”
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 9:05PM by SmileR - 3 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Elite XC makes ‘Unfinished Business’ official for CBS on July 26
(mmamania.com)
We all knew it was coming, but today Elite XC officially announced its second installment of “Saturday Night Fights” on CBS — “Unfinished Business” is set to take place at the Stockton Arena in Stockton, Calif., on Saturday, July 26. In addition, as earlier reported the promotion will indeed split the event into a co-telecast between CBS and Showtime. Therefore, Showtime will air three high profile fights from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m ET, culminating with the first ever Elite XC heavyweight championship title bout between Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and an unnamed opponent. When pressed for the possible challenger, Elite XC officials would not budge on Silva’s potential opponent at this time. However, International Fight League (IFL) champ Roy “Big Country” Nelson and Dave “Pee Wee” Herman have both been mentioned in the past couple weeks as possibilities. In addition, 145-pound standout and Brazilian jiu-jitsu stud Wilson Reis is also rumored to be a part of the Showtime portion of the event.
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 8:36PM by SmileR - 2 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
MILLER VS GRISPI, PAGE VS BOWLES AT WEC 35
(mmaweekly.com)
World Extreme Cagefighting officially announced a pair of bouts for WEC 35, which takes place on Aug. 3 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. In an exciting bantamweight match-up, undefeated Georgian fighter Brian Bowles faces off with Jackson’s Submission Fighting representative Damacio Page. Bowles impressively knocked out highly regarded Shooto veteran Marcos Galvao at WEC 31, while Page won a close decision over Scott Jorgensen on short notice at WEC 32. Lanky featherweight Micah Miller takes on east coast wunderkind Josh Grispi in an intriguing featherweight bout. Both fighters come off victories at WEC 32 with Miller knocking out former title challenger Chance Farrar and Grispi choking out UFC veteran Mark Hominick. WEC 35 is headlined by three title bouts. Welterweight champion Carlos Condit defends his title against Japanese fighter Hiromitsu Miura; light heavyweight champion Brian Stann, in his first title defense, rematches with Steve Cantwell; and lightweight champion Jamie Varner defends for the first time, against Texan Marcus Hicks. WEC 35 Bouts (officially announced): -Carlos Condit vs. Hiromitsu Miura -Brian Stann vs. Steve Cantwell -Jamie Varner vs. Marcus Hicks -Damacio Page vs. Brian Bowles -Micah Miller vs. Josh Grispi WEC 35 Bouts (unannounced): -Cub Swanson vs. Hiroyuki Takaya -Carlo Prater vs. Brock Larson -Todd Moore vs. Alex Karalexis -Kenji Osawa vs. Scott Jorgensen
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 6:06PM by SmileR - 16 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
AFL Sstill interested in Kim Couture
(mmaweekly.com)
LEXINGTON, KY – Kim Couture’s defeat in her professional MMA debut may have some wondering about her future as a professional fighter, but the American Fight League has no doubt at all. The organization wants to sign Couture to be part of its ever-developing female fighting platform. “The AFL is still very much interested in signing Kim Couture,” said AFL CEO, BJ Santiago. “We would be honored to have her on board.” “Kim had a tough loss in Las Vegas, but she proved to the world that she’s got a fighter’s heart,” said Santiago. “Despite suffering a broken jaw on the first punch in the first round she fought like a lion and just kept going. The tenacity she displayed in the ring was unbelievable. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 6:05PM by SmileR - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ultimate Fighter 8 complete Video preview.
(dreamfighters.com)
Looks pretty awesome. The new TUF season 8 video preview has been released.
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 4:09PM by kastro_316 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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Submitted Jun 25, 2008 3:52PM by SmileR - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Matt Hughes knee injury may not require surgery
(mmaweekly.com)
You can add injury to insult for Matt Hughes. Not only did he lose his most recent bout, to Thiago Alves at UFC 85 in London, but he also suffered a severe knee injury. During the second round of their bout at the O2 Arena on June 7, Alves unleashed a brutal flying knee that put Hughes down and out. On the way down, his left leg bent back awkwardly underneath him, causing severe pain in the knee. Hughes on Wednesday posted an update on his official blog indicating the severity of the injury, but also the possibility of not having to undergo surgery. “I found out my results, I’ve got a totally torn MCL that is still attached? to my femur. I’ve got a partially torn PCL. They really think that the PCL ?will repair itself and that MCL has a chance of repairing itself. So we’re ?going to hold off on surgery right now. I am going to get a second opinion? this week, so that might change; but for now we’re going to hold off on? surgery.”
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 3:48PM by SmileR - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Phil Baroni vs Scott Jansen Cage Rage main event set for July 12
(mmamania.com)
We reported earlier this week here on MMAmania.com that Phil “The New York Badass” Baroni (10-10) was moving down to the welterweight division for the first time ever and would compete on the Cage Rage: “Step Up” card on July 12. Today, his opponent, Scott Jansen (3-2), was revealed. In addition, the 170-pound fight will be featured as the main event of the evening. Jansen is a hometown English-born fighter who has competed mostly in the Cage Rage “Contenders” shows. He should make for an exciting match up for Baroni because he’s never gone the distance. And all three of his wins have come via technical knockouts and his two losses are by submissions. Clearly, Jansen prefers to stand and bang it out with his opponents and has some work to do on his submission defense. I doubt he’ll have to worry too much about defending submissions in this fight, however, because Baroni isn’t known to be much of a jiu-jitsu afficionado himself.
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 3:46PM by SmileR - 9 comments
Filed under: CageRage
 
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