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MMA's network debut mocks true sport
(sports.yahoo.com)
It sounded like such a good idea when the news broke a few months ago that CBS would broadcast a series of mixed martial arts cards in prime time. But after watching its effort on Saturday’s Elite XC show from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., the good news might be if CBS opts not to do another show. These were supposed to be the professionals who would show the amateurs at the Ultimate Fighting Championship, who do their own production, how it’s supposed to be done. And while neophyte play-by-play man Gus Johnson acquitted himself well and analysts Mauro Ranallo and Frank Shamrock didn’t embarrass themselves, the broadcast dragged on interminably. There was more chatting than “The Tonight Show.” Fighters were introduced as they made long, slow walks to the cage, then were introduced again once they hit the cage. Given that the show went 45 minutes over its allotted time, what do you want to bet the ring walks will be eliminated if there is another show on CBS?
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 12:10PM by emfleek - 36 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Dead man ready for resurrection
(setanta.com)
Matt Hughes has seen it all in The UFC. He has won 41 MMA encounters, he has owned the UFC welterweight title on two separate occasions, and defended it on seven others. If there is one thing you don’t do, it is underestimate the wrestling master. Hughes takes on Thiago Alves at “UFC 85: BEDLAM”, a man 10 years his junior and favourite to steal the headlines in the main event at London’s o2 Arena.
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 9:19AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
 
Setanta's UFC top 10 pound-for-pound list
(setanta.com)
It is the unanswerable debate of The UFC, the one that divides opinion more than a Heath Herring haircut: Who are the current top 10 pound-for-pound fighters in The UFC? Setantasports.com have come up with our very own exclusive list of the current top 10 fighters in the world, which will be updated following every UFC event. BJ Penn showed he is the ruler of the lightweights at "UFC 84", see how it has affected the rankings. Have we got it right? Let us know using the feedback form below.
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 9:17AM by MMAcca - 19 comments
 
Matt Wiman- Are You A Believer?
(uk.ufc.com)
For men of faith like Matt Wiman, the quarter inch surgical tape and gauze that constitute the wrap beneath hands donning 5 ounce fingerless gloves are symbols of a path that he merely is on, not directing. The Christian pugilist is not a new species of athlete, but merely one that reveals a newer dimension when presented to the world.
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 9:11AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fabricio Werdum – A Future on The Line
(uk.ufc.com)
30. It’s the age when some athletes start to feel a few more aches and pains than they used to, when the reaction time isn't what it used to be and when they start to lose a little bit off the fastball. It’s a scary time. Strangely though, history has shown that heavyweight fighters – whether boxers or mixed martial artists – don’t start to peak until they hit that milestone, and if his last bout with Gabriel Gonzaga is any indication, that’s good news for heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum, who takes on highly-touted Brandon Vera on June 7th on London’s UFC 85 card.
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 9:08AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Catching Up With Dan Henderson
(mmaontap.com)
Former PRIDE middleweight and welterweight champion Dan Henderson talks to MMARated.com hosts Ariel Helwani and UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste in terms of what his future career holds. Interesting tidbits that Henderson discusses includes a planned bout against Rich Franklin
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 8:29AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ex-Cage Rage Promoter Backer's Company Bites the Dust Owing £800,000
(mmauniverse.com)
Andrew Geer, a £10m-a-year turnover stone repair and refurbishment group based in West Kingsdown, Kent, has gone into receivership owing around £800,000. It has resulted in 42 employees being made redundant. Accountancy group BDO Stoy Hayward was called in as receiver on Friday. Andrew Geer ran the company, with his wife Lisa being listed as a fellow director.
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 8:20AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: CageRage
 
FIGHT-BY-FIGHT: WEC 34 FABER VS. PULVER
(mmaweekly.com)
WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber defends his title against former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver. Faber has a 20-1 record and trains out of Ultimate Fitness with Justin Buchholz. Pulver has a 22-8-1 record and trains out of Miletich Fighting Systems with Spencer Fisher. Faber comes off a submission victory over Jeff Curran at WEC 31. Pulver also comes off a submission victory over Cub Swanson at the same show.
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 8:18AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
UFC 84 OFFICIAL GATE AND ATTENDANCE TOTALS
(mmaweekly.com)
The gate and attendance figures for UFC 84 were released by Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer on Friday. The event featured lightweight champion B.J. Penn successfully defending his belt against former titleholder Sean Sherk.
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 8:13AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Kimbo Slice in the NY Times
(bloodyelbow.com)
Today's New York Times has a big feature on Kimbo in today's edition. This is a big deal. The New York Times sets the agenda for virtually every other media outlet in the country. It's even handed and somewhat sympathetic. Some excerpts: ...when the Elite XC fight league and CBS broadcast the sport’s live network television debut from Newark on Saturday, the two companies are largely hinging their success on Ferguson, a 34-year-old native of the Bahamas and former street fighter who may become the mixed martial arts equivalent of Mike Tyson in his prime — or a major bust if he is ultimately outclassed by the sport’s elite fighters.
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 8:08AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
MMA on CBS, What Does It All Mean?
(bloodyelbow.com)
Some very astute analysis of the implications of the CBS/Elite XC show from the "new guy" at MMA Payout, Andrew Falzon: Unlike pay per view or even Spike TV, the CBS EliteXC broadcast will reach virtually every home in America with a television. According to SNL Kagan, that number is over 112-million homes. Consider that the UFC does between 400,000-600,000 pay per view buys, and you get an idea of how big of a stage CBS provides. Thought this was a really interesting article, hope you guys agree.......
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 8:06AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Lawler vs. Smith II could headline next CBS event
(mmajunkie.com)
After a less-than-suitable ending to an exciting, back-and-forth match-up between EliteXC middleweight champion Robbie Lawler and Scott Smith left many searching for a definitive conclusion, EliteXC Live Events President Gary Shaw said the company hopes to host the rematch as a main event on their next CBS broadcast. Shaw even went so far as to ponder aloud a possible title for the show: "Unfinished Business." "We've got to check Robbie, how he is physically, and how Scott (who suffered a broken right foot during the bout) is physically," Shaw said. "If they're both ready to do it again, I would assume they would fight on our next CBS show." Saturday's title fight, which served as a co-main event to Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson's third-round TKO of James Thompson, ended in anticlimactic no-contest after Lawler (15-4) caught Smith (13-4) with an inadvertent eye poke in the third round. Smith maintained he was OK to continue, but officials refused to let the bout continue.
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 8:06AM by grappler0000 - 16 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, Interviews
 
Bloody Elbow Exclusive: Judges Scorecards for Slice/Thompson
(bloodyelbow.com)
Just got a call from BE editor in chief Luke Thomas in Newark at the Elite SC event. Luke got his hands on the judges scorecards and here's how they had it scored: All three judges scored the first round 10-9 for James Thompson. But in the 2nd round it got weird as Bittencourt scored it 10-9 Thompson, Crosby scored it 10-8 Thompson and Colon gave it to Kimbo, 10-9. Something rotten in Newark ladies and gentlemen.
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 8:03AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Weedman submits Lima to claim AFL welterweight title
(mmajunkie.com)
ATLANTA - Brent Weedman stunned Douglas Lima with a second-round submission to claim the welterweight title in the main event of the American Fight League's Bulletproof show Friday night at Philips Arena in Atlanta. As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) reported Friday, the AFL signed former World Wrestling Entertainment star Bobby Lashley, who was introduced during the show. The deal is a two-fight agreement with an option for a third. The league also inked standout Tara LaRosa (15-1) to head up a new women's division. Both Lashley and LaRosa are scheduled to be part of the AFL's next event – a pay-per-view show in October. Opponents have yet to be secured for either fighter.
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 7:59AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Jason Day ‘Count’ down to ‘Dooms’ day Michael Bisping UFC 85 fight (Part IV)
(mmamania.com)
The grind is over. Today was the last day of conditioning for my upcoming middleweight fight with Michael Bisping at the O2 Arena in London, England, on June 7. It is always a weird feeling to be done with the grind — all those weeks of intense training are done and now it is time to put it to the test. I had an awesome last week of training. There were no snags … I just put my nose to the grindstone.
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 7:17AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WEC: Faber vs Pulver - Video +
(mmamania.com)
This is going to be a really, really good fight tomorrow (June 1) … there’s going to be no slapping titties and bear hugs: This fight has soooo much potential! Cannot wait!!
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 7:14AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Elite XC Recap 'Saturday Night Fights'
(mmamania.com)
Controversy — a prolonged public dispute, debate, or contention; disputation concerning a matter of opinion. Is there a better word to describe Elite XC’s “Saturday Night Fights”? Let’s forget for a moment about the Scott Smith stoppage and the Kaitlin Young stoppage and let’s focus for now on the Kimbo Slice stoppage of James Thompson. First let me say this: What kind of success would Elite XC be expecting to have heading into the future if its “franchise” — Kimbo Slice — were to lose to a hand-picked opponent and get exposed as nothing more than a street fighter with no real MMA skills? Probably not too much.
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 7:12AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
''I saw it, the fans saw it - you’re garbage. You tapped.''
(mmamania.com)
-Undefeated EliteXC heavyweight Brett “The Grim” Rogers trashes the performance of flagship fighter Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson at the “Saturday Night Fights” post-event press conference and nearly causes an all-out melee.
Submitted Jun 1, 2008 7:10AM by MMAcca - 36 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
MMA Myths Debunked Again
(sports.yahoo.com)
In the mid-’90s, politicians looking to score easy points succeeded in pressuring cable television executives to boot the fledgling sport off cable television. Instead of killing off MMA, it simply went underground When MMA returned to cable in 2001, it was portrayed as a sign of the decline of American civilization. Somehow, the republic survived. When the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s popularity exploded in 2005, it was dismissed as a fad that would soon go away. Three years later, the company is on the hottest sustained pay-per-view business streak in its history.
Submitted May 31, 2008 6:00PM by Porch28 - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
EliteXC: If It's on TV, It Must Be Good!
(sherdog.com)
Well, this is it, folks. After years of government and media backlash, countless steps back and some memorably disastrous runs at the mainstream, MMA finally makes its major network debut with none other than Gary Shaw leading the way. Hard to believe but EliteXC has made its mainstream push behind an odd assortment like reformed YouTube brawler Kimbo Slice and female MMA superstar Gina Carano. Both will be present and accounted for come 9 p.m. Saturday night on CBS and so should you if for no other reason than to see if John McCain shows up and tries to call the whole thing off. Gotta admit, it would be good for a few laughs.
Submitted May 31, 2008 4:22PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
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