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Crooked Cop tried to scam Matt Hughes
(sports.yahoo.com)
Every MMA fighter should take note of this odd case with former UFC welterweight champ Matt Hughes. Hughes settled out of court last week on a case that dates back to the Friday before UFC 64 at Mandalay Bay. Jed Leist, a former police officer in Rockmart, Georgia, asked for a photo with Hughes during UFC's autograph session.
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 2:40PM by Manfred - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
MMA could soon face ban in Delaware
(delawareonline.com)
With mixed martial arts continuing to gain mainstream popularity, local boxing promoter Keith Stoffer said he wouldn't mind if MMA disappeared. "It's no secret that this movement has, especially on television, taken away from boxing," Stoffer said. He may end up getting his wish, at least temporarily. On Tuesday, state Rep. Robert J. Valihura Jr., R-Beau Tree, introduced legislation that would ban "combative fighting" in Delaware. House Bill 501, which is being called the "Toughman Legislation," lumps MMA with Toughman competitions. The bill defines Toughman events as elimination tournaments between amateur participants without any boxing experience or training. The bill would ban both forms of fighting in Delaware. Promoters and fighters who violate the law would face class A misdemeanor charges.
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 12:26PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Other Combat Sports
 
‘The Artist’ KJ Noons has no qualms painting another masterpiece on Nick Diaz’s face
(mmamania.com)
Elite XC Lightweight Champion KJ Noons was a guest on HDNet’s “Inside MMA” yesterday, adding yet another chapter to the back and forth war of words between himself and his nemesis, Nick Diaz. By now it’s common knowledge that there is no love lost between these two. Noons and Diaz originally fought last November for the right to become the first-ever Elite XC lightweight champion. Noons won the match fight after a ringside doctor deemed the cuts around both of Diaz’s eyes were too severe for the fight to go on. Diaz obviously disagreed with the decision and he’s been clamoring for another shot at Noons ever since.
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 5:01AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
UFC Quick Quote: Chuck Liddell deserves the next title shot
(mmanews.com)
“After I beat Rashad I think I deserve the next title shot.”
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 5:00AM by MMAcca - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA RULES 101 WITH HERB DEAN
(mmaweekly.com)
Referee Herb Dean recently spoke with MMAWeekly.com explaining several rules that all mixed martial arts fans should know. The nine-year professional MMA referee broke down the rules for strikes to the back of the head, illegal elbows, allowing fighters five minutes to recover from illegal techniques, intelligently defending yourself, spiking and strikes to downed opponents. Probably the most misunderstood rule in mixed martial arts is the illegal elbow strike. There is only one illegal elbow in MMA, and you can impact with the point of the elbow.
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 4:57AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
SERRA TALKS HUGHES: "I'M NOT LOSING TO HIM"
(mmaweekly.com)
Following a tough loss to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 83 in April, former welterweight champion Matt Serra has recovered from an elbow injury he suffered in the fight and is headed back into training to get ready for an inevitable showdown with rival Matt Hughes. “I just got the clearance. I can start training again.
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 4:55AM by MMAcca - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Kevin Burns Story
(nbcsports.msnbc.com)
Mixed martial arts, like any other sport, is fueled by its superstars. Whether it’s Anderson Silva knocking out contenders or Georges St. Pierre wowing fans with his athleticism, they are the sport’s biggest currency. But in small gyms around the world, there are others working, waiting for their chance at glory. Others like Kevin Burns.
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 4:53AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The future's uncertain for Amir Sadollah
(mmajunkie.com)
One week after Amir Sadollah secured his position as MMA's best-known 1-0 fighter, the Richmond, Va. resident is still adjusting to life in the UFC.
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 10:37PM by Porch28 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Punk talks about his huge win
(sherdog.com)
Josh Thomson interview with Sherdog. He talks about the win, the pre interviews, who helped him out, rankings, and how he would dominate any other lightweight fighter in any organization. After his great preformance I wouldn't be as quick as I was this fight to bet against him.
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 6:21PM by roman - 8 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Interviews
 
C.B. Dollaway blog: thoughts on the TUF Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
If you have ever experienced shock, you likely understand how I was feeling post fight and continue to feel.
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 4:30PM by nickcuc547 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thomson Takes Strikeforce Title in San Jose
(sherdog.com)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Josh Thomson (Pictures) certainly picked the opportune night to fight up to the potential that most within the sport knew he possessed. Shoulder surgery, its rehabilitation, a staph infection, and the loss of his father over a year-and-half ago seemed to stack itself firmly against the San Jose fighter. If you bought into Thomson's pre-fight chatter, you might have thought the 29-year-old was bracing himself for inevitable defeat against Strikeforce lightweight champion and top-10 ranked Gilbert Melendez (Pictures).
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 1:51PM by nickcuc547 - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Tyson Griffin - Crib Tour
(mmamania.com)
Video of Tyson Griffin. Shows us round his crib and talks upcoming fight with with 'Maximus' Aurelio
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 11:05AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
BROCK LARSON TALKS PRATER & ALESSIO
(mmaweekly.com)
These are interesting times for World Extreme Cagefighting welterweight contender Brock Larson. Just under a year ago, he had his nine-fight winning streak broken by WEC champ Carlos Condit. Quickly rebounding with a win over Troy Allison to close out the year, Larson looked to make his case for a return match with Condit in 2008. In something of a grudge match set up by disparaging comments made by John Alessio towards Larson’s legitimacy as a title contender, Larson came out on top when Alessio was flagged for an illegal knee strike, ending their bout. Shortly thereafter a scuffle broke out between the two and the war of words has continued to rage on from Alessio.
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 11:02AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Babalu: "Who fires first wins."
(fightline.com)
Renato "Babalu" had two fights called off this year. At last he is going to fight at Affliction: "Banned" Jul 6th. He hasn't fought since his last victory over Rodney Faverus. The new Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt will face Mike Whitehead. Babalu is training in Gracie Barra, California, and at Josh Barnett Team. Graciemag.com sat down and talked with the Brazilian fighter:
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 10:22AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Shaw To Monson: "Get Some Wins Before You Call Out Kimbo"
(fightline.com)
Doing his best Brett Rogers impersonation, Jeff Monson recently released a video calling out Kimbo Slice. Monson decided to go the video route because as he put it, "I know the (explitive) doesn't read." During the video tirade, Monson called on EliteXC President Gary Shaw to make the match up between he and Kimbo; today the younger Shaw, EliteXC Vice President and matchmaker Jared Shaw responds:
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 10:19AM by MMAcca - 23 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Pedro Rizzo: "If I Beat Barnett I Will Be Top 10 Again"
(tatame.com)
Considered one of the greatest heavyweights of all time at the MMA, Pedro Rizzo went through a bad phase and now is fighting again to be among the 10 best heavyweights in the world. His chance to return to the top will be on July 19, when he will face the fourth fighter of the world at the weight, Josh Barnett, at the event Affliction. To make it happen, the athlete is training heavy and received in the last week the help of his teacher, Marco Ruas, who was in visiting his family. Below an exclusive interview with Pedro Rizzo, who talks about his training and hopes at the new American event.
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 10:17AM by MMAcca - 24 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jesse Taylor to fight on July 19?
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Fight Hype has the scoop on the possible return of Jesse “J.T. Money” Taylor to the Octagon: Despite being kicked out of The Ultimate Fighter Finale, it appears that Jesse Taylor is set to make his return to the UFC. Sources close to the situation have informed us that, less than one month after he was supposed to face Amir Sadollah in the finale, Taylor will be entering the Octagon on the July 19th card headlined by Anderson Silva vs. James Irvin.
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 10:13AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Interview With Dustin Hazelett
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Amir Sadollah garnered a lot of deserved press last week for winning the middleweight tournament for the seventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” However, the biggest winner at last week’s finale might have been up and coming welterweight Dustin Hazelett. Hazelett, a member of Team Jorge Gurgel, won bonuses for both “Submission of the Night” and “Fight of the Night.” Despite the fact that his upset victory against Josh Burkman was not televised, the performance still helped elevate Hazelett’s profile and the event essentially served as his coming out party.
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 10:11AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Riddle Talks About Jesse Taylor's Rampage
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Matt Riddle talked with TAGG Radio yesterday and gave some more insight into the events that led up to Jesse Taylor getting kicked out of the TUF 7 finals. MMA Junkie has the quotes: Sorry if this has already been posted. I thought it gave a clearer picture of just how out of control this got.
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 9:50AM by Wolfenstein - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
CUNG LE LIKELY TO FIGHT AGAIN IN 2008
(mmaweekly.com)
“He’ll be back in the gym. He’s still training, and he’ll be back at it,” he stated. Afromowitz also mentioned the possibility of different opponents for Le in his next fight, ranging from a rematch with Shamrock to a showdown with a top ranked middleweight. “You know, it’s a possibility he might wind up fighting (Kazuo) Misaki, who we were hoping he’d fight last November, but there was scheduling conflicts on Misaki’s side, so it didn’t happen,” Afromowitz commented on potential opponents. “Misaki’s a fighter that we recently signed, so Cung may wind up fighting him or he may just go back and fight Frank (Shamrock) again for his next fight, but he’ll be back.” As previously mentioned, Le’s next movie project is set to begin filming over the next few months, but Strikeforce executives are expecting him to fight again in 2008. “I think he’ll fight one more fight before the end of this year,” stated Afromowitz. Fans will also have to wait to see Le’s role in Tekken as well because the film is not slated to hit theatres until sometime in 2009
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 9:41AM by SmileR - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
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