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Oddsmakers on the chance of Mayweather vs Sherk
LINK So, will Mayweather step up to the plate and accept a challenge to fight a UFC fighter? Oddsmakers have that chance listed at -250. In other words, they think there is a good chance it will happen.
An Upsetting Trend?
Eulogies were written for Buster Douglas before he ever stepped off the plane in Tokyo in 1990. A mid-card athlete with several KO losses on his record against mediocre competition, his résumé didn't seem to hint he could be a threat to America's bogeyman, the in-prime and seemingly indefatigable Mike Tyson. LINK
Couture To Grace “SI” Cover
In an article with the Boston Herald yesterday, UFC president Dana White let the figurative “cat out of the bag.” LINK
The Natural Meets 'The Unit'
Continuing his thespian aspirations, UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture gets back to his roots tonight......... LINK
From NFL To MMA
Johnnie Morton is conscious of the vital role he could play in bringing mixed martial arts to a wider audience. The first truly recognizable athlete to crossover from one of the four major professional sports leagues, Morton will make his MMA debut against Bernard Ackah (1-0) at K-1 “Dynamite USA!!” Saturday, June 2 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. LINK
MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings Updated
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, May 9th. This system ranks the top ten MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the five major weight classes, as voted on by MMAWeekly. LINK
Melvin Guillard suspended for eight months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission
Breaking News: Lightweight UFC fighter and former Ultimate Fighter contestant Melvin Guillard was suspended for eight months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission at a disciplinary hearing today in Las Vegas. He was also fined $2,100 out of his $7,000 purse for the fight. LINK
Press Release For UFC Fight Night On 6/12 (Fisher-Stout 2)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization brings its UFC® Fight Night™ series of live events telecast on Spike TV back to Hollywood, Fla. for its third event at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hard Rock Live. LINK
As boxing's popularity wanes, new area ring spotlight shifts to mixed martial arts shows
With boxing in the doldrums and pro wrestling at least a decade past its prime, a new sport has surged to the forefront of pay-per-view events, and it's making a big splash in local sporting circles as well. LINK
Liddell, White have it covered
The smiling face of Chuck Liddell, holding his son, Cade, beams from the cover of the upcoming ESPN The Magazine. The UFC coverboy is being profiled by writer Allison Glock in the May 21 issue. Back in Vegas, Dana White is smiling too. LINK
Chuck Liddell Graces ESPN Magazine Cover
LINK GO CHUCK !!!!!
World Champion Boxer wants to fight Sherk
The world's top boxer isn't planning to fight a mixed martial artist any time soon, but the IBF welterweight champion says he wants a crack at UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk. Sherk is called out
Rich Franklin: I’m Fighting Yushin Okami at UFC 72
"With Martin Kampmann (15-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) off the UFC 72 card because of a knee injury, former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin (21-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) has confirmed that he’ll instead fight Yushin Okami (20-3 MMA, 4-0 UFC) in the main-event bout." Woot i will love this, i'm gonna say Okami will win by decision. It will be close. I don't want him to win but i don't think Rich will be able to do much if he gets taken down. Although he could do a A. Silva move and kick him in the face from his back and get DQ'd Jk, it will be an exciting fight, and i want Rich to win but it will be hard. Linky
Aiming for the Top: London Shootfighters
Established in 1997 and now situated in West London, the London Shootfighters is one of the longest-established mixed martial arts clubs in the UK. LINK
Tim Sylvia: “I’m Used to the UFC Kicking Me Around”
Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia says he’s used to the UFC treating him poorly, and that’s why he wasn’t offered an immediate rematch with Randy Couture, who defeated Sylvia at UFC 68 in March. Scroll to next story to see who Franklin fights LINK
The Great Fight North
Welcome to another edition of "The Great Fight North." Today, we talk to King of the Cage Canada promoter Pete Rodley to get his take on his organization's lambasting by the rival ECC and MFC promotions. LINK
Black Lightens Load For June 12 UFC Debut
Miletich Martial Arts’ Jason Black (21-2-1) will make his Octagon debut at June 12’s UFC Fight Night in Hollywood, Florida, facing American Top Team’s Thiago Tavares (6-0) in a lightweight bout, The Fight Network has confirmed. LINK
AM Update – MAY 8
MMA’S DISABLED LIST AND ITS REPLACEMENT KILLERS There have been a trio of fighter injuries in the last few days effecting marquee match-ups in three promotions and we can reveal all the replacements to you this morning. LINK
Chuck Liddell UFC Champ Turned Actor
If UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell isn’t careful, he might ease his way into becoming a household name in homes throughout the United States and abroad in the near future. LINK
Max Kellerman a Possible “UFC on HBO” Commentator?
He’s been named a likely candidate by many sources, but based on his comments at this past weekend’s De La Hoya vs. Mayweather mega-fight, Max Kellerman might just be tapped as a commentator for the UFC events on HBO. LINK
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