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The final hours of Affliction as a promotion will go down infamously as the one time powerful mixed martial arts sponsor turned fight organization canceled its show dubbed "Trilogy" just days before the event was set to take place in California. A positive steroid test from main event participant Josh Barnett led to the decision to scrap the whole show. Affliction vice president Tom Atencio told MMAWeekly Radio in an exclusive interview what the deciding factor was to call a halt to the show entirely.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 8:21AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: Affliction
3 More Fights Announced For Sengoku 10
World Victory Road has announced 3 new fights for it's Sengoku 10 event on 9/23. The fights feature Nick Thompson vs. Dan Hornbuckle, UFC veteran Joe Doerksen in action and another appearance by Light Heavyweight King Of Pancrase Ryo Kawamura, returning to Sengoku for the first time since his loss to Muhammad Lawal. This makes 8 fights for Sengoku 10 with at least 3 more fights expected.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 7:55AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
HOF Promoter and Matchmaker Don Chargin Talks Boxing & MMA
Having been one of the few boxing promoters around today to have witnessed the great Sugar Ray Robinson fight live, it is no easy feat to impress Don "War-a-Week" Chargin. This hall-of-fame promoter has been touted by his peers as possibly being the best match-maker the boxing world has ever bore witness to. This is why it is with great intrigue that at the tail end of his long, illustrious career that Chargin would actively pursue what most would consider a long-shot proposal. Don talks about Nick Diaz and his upcoming boxing debut.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 3:42AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews, StrikeForce, Miscellaneous, General MMA
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker predicts DREAM co-promotion "in relatively short time"
Following this past Saturday night's "Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg" event in San Jose, Calif., Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker welcomed DREAM event producer Keiichi Sasahara to the post-event press conference. The two shared the stage briefly, and Coker described a vision for the two organizations that included co-promotion and fighter exchanges for events both in the U.S. and Japan.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 2:41AM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce, Dream
Big Nog Talks Long Awaited Bout With Randy Couture
TSN.ca talks to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira about his upcoming UFC 102 bout with Randy Couture. The bout, is one that many fans have wanted to see over the years and although both fighters may not be in their primes anymore, it will be interesting to see how this fight finsihes at the end.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 2:33AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Video: Lyoto Machida Training For UFC 104 Bout With Shogun
Watch a video of Lyoto Machida preparing to fight Shogun Rua at UFC 104.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 2:29AM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Shark Fights 6: Don Frye vs Dave Herman main event set for ‘Stars and Stripes’ on Sept. 12
Grizzled mixed martial arts veteran Don Frye (20-7-1) will collide with up-and-comer Dave “Pee Wee” Herman (14-1) in the main event at Shark Fights 6: “Stars and Stripes” at the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum in Amarillo, Texas, on Sept. 12.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 2:21AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Ishida Camp Accuses Melendez of ‘Greasing’
A representative for Mitsuhiro Ishida made a verbal protest Saturday against Gilbert Melendez, claiming the Strikeforce interim lightweight champion was “greased” during their rematch at “Carano vs. Cyborg” at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. California State Athletic Commission Assistant Executive Officer Bill Douglas told Sherdog.com that the representative interrupted a meeting for officials held shortly after the event to make the proclamation, and was asked to leave the closed-door gathering. Melendez, 27, blasted past Ishida during their championship bout Saturday, scoring a third-round technical knockout after the Japanese fighter failed on numerous occasions to ground the champion. Ishida absorbed ample punishment from the striker standing, and was dropped by a body knee in the third before Melendez coaxed out the stoppage on the canvas. Douglas said his agency would not inform Melendez of the complaint unless it became official. “In order for it to be considered official, we have to have something in writing,” said Douglas. Douglas said Ishida’s camp has five days to file an official protest, and has not heard from the group since Saturday. Melendez seemed surprised by the accusations when reached by Sherdog.com Monday. “I did not grease in the fight,” said Melendez. “The athletic commission was with me the whole time. I didn’t bring any grease with me. I didn’t think there was much grappling in the fight anyway.”
Submitted Aug 17, 2009 11:11PM by grappler0000 - 16 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Interviews
Mousasi Pleased With U.S Debut.
Gegard Mousasi broke down his first-round knockout of Renato “Babalu” Sobral at Strikeforce “Carano vs. Cyborg.” ...
Submitted Aug 17, 2009 10:37PM by MMA-San - 5 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global, StrikeForce, Dream, Interviews
NSAC: WEC 42 featherweight Cole Province tests positive for steroid
World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight Cole Province, who scored a unanimous-decision win over Fredson Paixao earlier this month at WEC 42, failed a drug test administered at the show by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. NSAC executive director Keith Kizer today announced Province tested positive for Methasterone metabolite. Methasterone, a "designer steroid" previously sold as an over-the-counter dietary supplement, was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency in 2005.
Submitted Aug 17, 2009 3:30PM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
As comeback fight nears, Seth Petruzelli determined to shed "Kimboslayer" label
Mention the greatest night of his professional life, and Seth Petruzelli won't give you that here-we-go-again stare, even though he's heard it all before, at least 1,001 times. As you know – and he knows well – Petruzelli was a UFC failure 10 months ago, buried on the preliminary card of "EliteXC: Heat" and set to face Aaron Rosa before Ken Shamrock suffered a cut over his eye and was forced to back out of the main event against Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson.
Submitted Aug 17, 2009 3:29PM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Former WWE Diva to MMA
Former WWE Diva Victoria looks to be following Bobby Lashley and Brock Lesnar into MMA!
Submitted Aug 17, 2009 2:34PM by BrutalKnockOut - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Randy Couture on Nogueira, Lesnar and How Long He'll Fight
It seems almost impossible that, at age 46, Randy Couture is still fighting in the UFC. But in less than two weeks he'll get back into the Octagon once again, taking on Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 102. In an interview with FanHouse, Couture talked about what kind of opponent Nogueira will be, why he thinks he could beat UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar if he gets another shot at him and whether it's realistic for him to keep fighting into his late 40s. The full interview is below.
Submitted Aug 17, 2009 2:21PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Weekend Results: Fred Ettish Puts Demons to Rest
It took over fifteen years, but UFC 2 competitor Fred Ettish notched his first career victory over the weekend at a local card in Brainerd, Minn. The 53-year-old Ettish, who faced ridicule in his previous and only MMA fight, forced submission Saturday by pounding out the much younger and heavier Kyle Fletcher at 3:20 of the first round at a Cage Fighting Xtreme event promoted by UFC welterweight Brock Larson. Ettish (1-1) entered the fight seeking redemption for a 3:07 loss at UFC 2 in March 1994.
Submitted Aug 17, 2009 1:42PM by emfleek - 12 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
Jake Shields Calls Frank Shamrock 'a Coward,' Wants Cung Le
Want to see a fired up Jake Shields? Just mention the name Frank Shamrock. Shields told FanHouse recently that Shamrock "is scared to fight me" and that he always "disrespects" him.
Submitted Aug 17, 2009 1:41PM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Gabe Ruediger wins fourth straight, headliner Thomas Denny victorious at CalledOut MMA
Gabe Ruediger, a former cast member of "The Ultimate Fighter 5" still trying to improve his image after disastrously failing to make weight on the reality show, picked up his fourth consecutive win over the weekend. Ruediger (15-5) submitted the previously unbeaten Wander Braga (10-1) via second-round guillotine choke at this past Saturday's CalledOut MMA event at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.
Submitted Aug 17, 2009 1:39PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Chuck Liddell Will Be Dancing With The Stars This Season
That's right, this time he'll be on the floor instead of watching in the stands. The former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion was one of 16 celebrities announced today as participants on the next season of the ABC show "Dancing With The Stars", where he'll be paired up with a to-be-determined pro dancer for the competition. The season premieres September 21 on ABC.
Submitted Aug 17, 2009 9:03AM by DCRage - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Scott Coker: Nick Diaz vs Jay Hieron Strikeforce title fight ‘before the end of the year’
“We had a conversation with Cesar Gracie about the Nick Diaz situation, so I feel very comfortable Nick will be back shortly. I think he’s going to meet with the athletic commission, get that all worked out, and hopefully we’ll see Nick back here before the end of the year. Jay Hieron came here to fight Nick Diaz, so we will put that fight together.”
Submitted Aug 17, 2009 8:40AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Gilbert Melendez Credits Patience in Victory Over Mitsuhiro Ishida
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Gilbert Melendez has been waiting almost two years to avenge his December 2007 loss to Mitsuhiro Ishida, and he finally got to do so on Saturday night. "El Nino" defeated Ishida via third-round TKO, and in the process retained his Strikeforce interim lightweight title.
Submitted Aug 17, 2009 8:36AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Jay Hieron Says He Has No Time or Interest to Lick His Wounds
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Jay Hieron has every reason to be frustrated. After seeing his Affliction fight against Paul Daley get canceled, Hieron was excited to fight Nick Diaz for the Strikeforce welterweight title. Of course, that fight never happened. Still, Hieron had his Showtime debut against Jesse Taylor to look forward to. Only problem was his fight was bumped off the telecast at the last minute.
Submitted Aug 17, 2009 8:36AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
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