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Fighter Salaries: Minimum Fighter Payouts
(mmapayout.com)
The first problem to be addressed is that of the minimum payouts for UFC fighters. I believe the lowest payout figures to be released this year were a few $3000 show/win contracts like the one given to Goran Reljic at UFC 84. Many have been quick to criticize the UFC for these payouts as they question a fighter's ability to make ends meet on such low income. Following yesterday's introduction, the interests of both parties are fairly obvious. A major interest of the fighters is to be able to provide for themselves and their families. And from a business perspective, it's probably within the UFC's interest to provide top-notch fights while also not having to pay anything more than it has to. This article is a MUST READ imo. Very insightful piece.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 1:48PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Dana White Makes The Case For Jesse Taylor
(cagepotato.com)
The UFC’s decision to include the newly-mature Jesse Taylor on their July 19 Fight Night has taken some heat lately. That’s because taking the moral high ground only works if you stick to it even when you desperately need to throw together a show designed to screw with your competitors. But Dana White is doing his best to make the decision to bring Taylor back into the UFC sound like a reasonable one. He’s also trying to battle the perception that the UFC encouraged the fighters to destroy the house and generally act the fool for the cameras.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 1:41PM by Focker101 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Nate Marquardt Pulls The Old ‘Don’t Be Scared, Homey’ on Thales Leites
(cagepotato.com)
Here’s an interesting trend in MMA: a guy beats you in a fight through either a decision or somewhat questionable stoppage. You immediately demand a rematch, but he’d rather not do that because he wants to move on with his career and continue climbing the ladder in the division. So you do what any rational person would do. You accuse him of being scared to fight you again.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 1:36PM by Focker101 - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Leonard Garcia's Federal charges DROPPED.
"i just wanted to post this to let everyone know that i had the ferderal charges dropped i am still dealing with the state but the charges arent as serious as they seemed so i hope to be back in the cage soon real soon im just waiting on my excellent manager sven (boogie) bean to get that straightened out for me i am gonna be the wec lightweight champ soon this is something i feel strongly about so im telling everyone that is my goal and my dream and that is what im going to do so i will give it my all to do what i say im gonna do" -From Leonard's Myspace. I think many people owe him an apology after bad-mouthing him before he was even proven guilty.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 1:33PM by xposipx - 18 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Wrestling Icon Dan Gable Teaching "Wrestling for Mixed Martial Arts"
(bloodyelbow.com)
Olympic wrestling legend Dan Gable and United States Olympic wrestling coach Mike Duroe will be holding a “Wrestling for Mixed Martial Arts” seminar Saturday, July 26 in Moorhead. The Seminar will be held at Minnesota State Moorhead‘s Alex Nemzek Hall from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is open to wrestlers and martial artists of all ages. The seminar teaches wrestling applications for use in mixed martial arts.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 1:15PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Brock Lesnar Talks About Safety in MMA
(mndaily.com)
"Just like football, basketball or hockey, the risk of getting injured in competition is there. But everybody that gets in the octagon is very well-trained. Also, in this sport, if I feel like my arm's going to get snapped, I can tap out before I get injured. In other sports, I don't have that option. If a linebacker's coming across and I'm carrying the ball, I don't have the opportunity to stop. I've been hurt more as a pro wrestler and as an amateur wrestler than I have in this. I was hurt more as a pro wrestler than anything else, because I worked 300 nights a year and they didn't care if I was hurt or not."
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 1:13PM by MMAcca - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nakamura Out Of UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
Kazuhiro Nakamura has been cut by UFC after losing both his fights for the promotion. His next move isn't yet known but he's expected to have plenty of opportunities elsewhere.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 12:49PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: WEC could drop middleweight and light-heavy divisions
(mmajunkie.com)
World Exteme Cagefighting will likely keep its competing lightweight and welterweight divisions, but the organization's middleweight and light-heavyweight divisions could be folded into its sister company, the UFC.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 12:14PM by Focker101 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC
 
NEW interview with Randy Couture (VIDEO)
(dreamfighters.com)
Randy Couture has released a new interview. Talks about everything! - VIDEO
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 10:40AM by kastro_316 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Fight Camp / Team
 
Hendo Talks Vera Booking, Upcoming Fights
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite having a potential Brandon Vera fight taken away and likely facing Rousiimar Palhares next, Dan Henderson has his sights set next on a rematch with Anderson Silva but hasn't ruled out returning to 205 and a possible Wanderlei Silva rematch if the fans want it.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 10:05AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Quick Quote: Forrest Wants "Nothing To Do" With Machida
(mmamania.com)
Add Forrest Griffin to the list of those who don't want to face Ryoto (Lyoto) Machida in UFC. Griffin said he wants "nothing to do with that guy. Not at all."
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 8:02AM by DCRage - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Razor Rob vs. Cowboy Cerrone Set For WEC 36
(mmaweekly.com)
The next challenger to the WEC Lightweight Championship could be determined at WEC 36, as former Champion "Razor" Rob McCullough will face unbeaten Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone on September 10.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 6:42AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
The Sweet Spoils of Taking the Hard Road Back
(sherdog.com)
For UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, however, the connection with Juanito Ibarra has created a turnaround in his career that is one of the most memorable in the history of mixed martial arts.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 1:50AM by holt8081 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joachim Hansen added to DREAM.5
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned through an unnamed source that Joachim “Hellboy” Hansen is expected to fight at DREAM.5 on Monday, July 21 in a Lightweight Grand Prix tournament reserve match. While an opponent has not been confirmed for Hansen, sources have also indicated that he is likely to face Kultar “Black Mamba” Gill. DREAM.5 is scheduled to emanate from Osaka, Japan at Osakajo Hall and will feature the DREAM Lightweight Grand Prix Semifinals and Finals.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 1:26AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Karo Parisyan isn’t going anywhere … just finally training
(mmamania.com)
Quoteworthy: ”No I haven’t thought about going up or down [in weight classes], what I have thought about was actually getting in shape for a fight. I’m not partying with the girls so much and I’m starting to really train for the fights.”
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 1:23AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fighter Salaries: Addressing The Problems
(mmapayout.com)
As a follow-up to Fighter Salaries: The Problems With Revenue Linking, in the coming days I will be examining potential suggestions that could help to improve the hotly contested MMA issue that is fighter pay. For the sake of convenience - and also because they are the "800 lbs. gorilla in the room" - most of this discussion will focus on the UFC. While I certainly do not believe that the UFC and MMA are interchangeable, the sport's biggest organization is almost always at the forefront of every debate regarding the sport and the industry.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 1:20AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Georges St. Pierre Nominated for an ESPY (Vote!!)
(promo.espn.go.com)
Georges St. Pierre has been nominated for an ESPY in the "best fighter" category. You can vote , but you have to sign up. He is up against four boxers, including Floyd Mayweather, Joe Calzaghe, Kelly Pavlik, and Holly Holm. Last year, Randy Couture and Quinton Jackson were both nominated, but came up short. This year the boxing vote will likely be split, which gives Georges a good chance of winning if MMA fans sign up and vote for him. In some ways he seems like a token Mixed Martial Arts nomination, but I think he's a good one. Nobody else besides Anderson Silva has had a better summer to summer period since the last awards in the MMA world. WAR MMA!! we gotta stick up for our fighters! VOTE!!!
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 11:02PM by juanez13 - 9 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, UFC
 
Jesse Taylor vs. C.B. Dollaway at UFC Fight Night 14
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighter 7" runner-up C.B. Dollaway (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will meet ousted finalist Jesse Taylor (6-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at a recently announced UFC Fight Night 14 event. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the July 19 fight with sources close to both fighters.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 10:40PM by babalu2720 - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rich Franklin vs Matt Hamill UFC 88 light heavyweight fight possible
(mmamania.com)
Former middleweight champion Rich Franklin (23-3) is possibly packing on 20 pounds for a light heavyweight clash against Matt Hamill (4-1) at UFC 88: “Breakthrough” at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga., on September 6, according to MMARated.com.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 8:43PM by nickcuc547 - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fitch to fight St-Pierre as a BJJ black belt
(sherdog.com)
Jon Fitch was awarded his black belt under Dave Camarillo's Guerilla Jiu Jitsu system
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 8:16PM by ufc88 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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