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Nick Diaz misses weight plus Elite weigh in pics
(combatlifestyle.com)
[2008-06-13] EliteXC: Weigh-ins - Hawaii - Weigh-ins for EliteXC's Return of the King at Fashion 45 club in Waikiki. First up is Rafael Feijao and Wayne Cole, both weighing in at 205. Then Dave Herman weighs in at 243.5, Ron Waterman at 263. Ninja Rua at 184, Tony Bonello at 185. Nick Diaz is over at 169.5 while his opponent Muhsin Corbbrey weighs in at 163.5. Champ KJ Noons weighs in at 160, Challenger Yves Edwards, weighs in at 158.5.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 11:21PM by thatfedorsohotrightnow - 28 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
EliteXC could be back on CBS in July
(mmajunkie.com)
While not finalized, EliteXC promoter Gary Shaw said that CBS is requesting his company's next two live specials for late July (believed to be July 26) and October. Timing is of the essence in getting an arena booked and beginning local publicity for a show that is now only six weeks away.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 9:59PM by Mchubb316 - 6 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Dana White back pedals on BIG news
(weblogs.baltimoresun.com)
Dana White: I’m doing it Tuesday. Let me tell you how out of [expletive deleted] control that thing is. I was talking to ESPN and [the reporter] was talking about competition and I said, ‘Let me tell you what. People have been trying to compete with the UFC for years, even before we bought it. The last big one everyone thought was a big threat ... Looks like Dana is trying out to play cornerback.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 9:33PM by thatfedorsohotrightnow - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jason MacDonald vs. Demian Maia signed for UFC 87
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC middleweights Jason MacDonald (20-9 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Demian Maia (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) have signed to meet at UFC 87, an event that takes place at the Target Center in Minneapolis. MacDonald confirmed the Aug. 9 bout earlier this week in his sportsnet.ca column, and MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps | MMAjunkie.com) was told from a source close to Maia that the bout had been in the works for the past month.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 8:41PM by Porch28 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Interview with “Big” John McCarty
(cbs.sportsline.com)
The past several weeks have brought controversial outcomes to several major bouts. At the center of the controversy at both EliteXC: Primetime and also at UFC 85 a week later was New Jersey-based referee Dan Miragliotta. Herb Dean also found himself in the spotlight after deducting two points from Nathan Marquardt during UFC 85 bout vs. Thales Leites. Leites was declared the winner, but Marquardt would have won on the scorecards had it not been for the deductions.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 5:41PM by Porch28 - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews
 
Franca,Kongo added to UFC 87
(mmaweekly.com)
Glad to see Hermes back The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Friday announced several additional bouts for its UFC 87 event scheduled for Aug. 9 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Added to the fight card are a heavyweight bout between Cheick Kongo, the man who sent Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic packing from the UFC, against Dan Evensen. Evensen makes his UFC debut on a four-fight winning streak.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 5:38PM by Porch28 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
“Rampage” Downplays Forrest’s Win Over “Shogun”
(cagepotato.com)

I didn’t even watch that fight on tape yet. I was there, but that fight didn’t impress me much. Shogun wasn’t the same. If I watch that fight and try to go off that fight, I’d be misled because Shogun wasn’t 100%. If Shogun was 100% and fights like he normally fights, that would be the fight to watch. Heck, Shogun’s girlfriend could have beat him that night. … Things happen. I think Shogun took the fight with Forrest because he needed it. I don’t think he should have taken the fight on such short notice. I’m a fighter. I can tell how the fighter fought in the past and how they are fighting on that day. I could tell something was up with Shogun that he was hurt.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 4:04PM by juanez13 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Jay Larkin CEO of the IFL talks about how groundfighting "is tedius and like watching gay foreplay"
(portfolio.com)
Wow and this guy runs an MMA Organization... Jay Larkin surveys the inaction with a weary, seen-it-all expression. "This isn't my idea of fighting," he says of the world's fastest-growing spectator sport. "To me, two guys rolling around on the floor is tedious, like watching gay foreplay." That's not the sort of assessment you'd expect from the I.F.L.'s chief executive, but Larkin, who ran Showtime's boxing division for 25 years, is nothing if not brutally honest. He'll have to be brutal to keep his publicly traded startup—which has plowed through more than $30 million in the last year and a half—from going down for the count. On Tuesday, Larkin announced the cancellation of the league's August 15 event at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Bereft of fans, funds, sponsors, and marketable personalities, the fight promotion seems to be rapidly imploding. "Trying to revive this company is like doing open-heart surgery," concedes Larkin. "We're going to stick around as long as we possibly can."
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 3:59PM by Bemin - 9 comments
Filed under: IFL
 
Adrenaline MMA makes Saturday's full card available online
(mmajunkie.com)
The full card for Saturday's Adrenaline MMA event will be available online, the organization today announced. Although the main card of the event will be shown live on HDNet, viewers can also watch the entire 14-fight card online at Vividas.com. Saturday's event, Adrenaline MMA's debut show, takes place at the Sears Centre Arena near Chicago and features a main event between Mike Russow and Jason Guida. A host of UFC, PRIDE and IFL veterans are also booked for the show. "Those MMA fans who can't see the fights live or watch on HDNet will have the opportunity to see all the fights, including the preliminaries, live through Vividas," Adrenaline MMA CEO Monte Cox said. "Our undercard is as loaded as our main event." Vividas will offer a high-quality, full-screen feed of the event beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The televised main card of the event begins at 9:30 p.m. ET. A foursome of UFC veterans make up the two feature bouts. Chicago's Terry Martin (16-4) faces Japan's Daiju Takase (7-11), and Chicago's Brian Gassaway (25-17) takes on Las Vegas fighter Tony Fryklund (14-9). IFL standouts Bart Palaszewski, Mark Miller and Zac George are also in action.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 3:43PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Frank and Ken Shamrock to fight soon
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Frank Shamrock will be facing his step-brother Ken in his next fight, according to a recent interview. The California native told MMAYou.com that the deal is "pretty darn close" to being done. "I think it's a good time for it," he said. The two were raised by the same stepfather - Bob Shamrock - but have famously never got along. Shamrock also called out Tito Ortiz, who recently left the UFC, for a rematch.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 1:30PM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Saunders vs Rollins Moved to UFC 87
(mmauniverse.com)
An announced bout between "The Ultimate Fighter 6" castmembers Ben Saunders and Jared Rollins has been moved from UFC 86: Jackson vs Griffin, on July 5th, to the undercard of UFC 87: Seek and Destroy. The transfer was recently made on the official fight cards for the pay-per-view events. UFC 87: Seek and Destroy takes place on August 9th at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Headlined by a welterweight title bout between champion Georges St Pierre and Jon Fitch, the event also features Brock Lesnar versus Heath Herring and Kenny Florian versus Roger Huerta.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 1:20PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NSAC: Vitor Belfort Must Pay
(bloodyelbow.com)
There's been much speculation -- led by Fightlinker -- that Vitor Belfort wouldn't be allowed to fight on the July 19th Affliction: Banned card unless he settles up with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Belfort got popped for drugging at PRIDE 32 and was hit with a $10,000 fine and a 9 month suspension. Six months later he was fighting in Cage Rage in the U.K. Not cool, Vitor. Turns out he never paid his fine either.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 1:10PM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
EliteXC 'Return of the King' Press Conference
(bloodyelbow.com)
Video of the press conference from earlier today. Plus video interviews with Kala Hose, KJ Noons and Yves Edwards
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 1:08PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Quinton Jackson Video: Talks about fight with Forrest and UFC 86
(dreamfighters.com)
Quinton Jackson talks about fighting against Forrest and "Whoooooping some A$$" Great Video of the UFC light heavy weight champion
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 12:46PM by kastro_316 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 88 Main Event Reportedly Set
(mmamania.com)
And you're going to be disappointed. The UFC 88 Main Event looks to be Chuck Liddell vs. Rashad Evans, take 2. They were to have met at UFC 85 but injuries canned those plans.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 12:02PM by DCRage - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
New Yahoo article on Affliction
(sports.yahoo.com)
He doesn’t so much as have a promoter’s license yet, but Tom Atencio has already got the shtick down. He’s about a month away from promoting his first mixed martial arts card, but he’s already touting it as the best in the history of the sport.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 11:09AM by thatfedorsohotrightnow - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
BJ Penn, Michael Bisping, Urijah Faber and Carlos Condit to visit troops in Afghanistan
(mmamania.com)
UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn and middleweight contender Michael Bisping, along with WEC champions Carlos Condit and Urijah Faber, will soon travel to Afghanistan to visit with United States military and other coalition troops stationed there. Here’s a snip from UFC President Dana White: “We are honored to send UFC and WEC fighters to visit the men and women of the United States Military. We are pleased to be giving back to such a great cause; many of our fighters have served in the military and understand what a great contribution our troops are making overseas.” No timetable for the visit or duration of the trip was announced at this time. However, Condit is set to defend his 170-pound title on August 3, meaning it has to happen real soon or after WEC 35. This is certainly not the first time Zuffa has dispatched a small contingent of its fighters overseas. Randy Couture, Rich Franklin and Rachelle Leah visited troops in Iraq back in 2006. Tito Ortiz and Justin McCully have also been fixtures on recent USO tours. Remember that the promotion staged a special Spike TV live event in an aircraft hangar at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif., on December 13 that was open only for troops to attend. It featured a main event between Diego Sanchez and Joe Riggs, which the “Nightmare” won via first round knockout. And there’s also been discussions that the UFC plans to hold a future event on the deck of a Navy aircraft carrier.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 10:16AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC, WEC
 
Cesar Gracie: "You guys might see the Diaz-Gomi rematch"
(fighthype.com)
"If Nick is 100% on, he is the best in the world. If you put Nick somewhere and you say, 'the winner is the fighter that comes out of this cage,' guess who is coming out? Nick Diaz is coming out of that cage. I don't care if it's Georges St-Pierre or whatever. I know he can lose a fight and I know in X amount of rounds this guy can outpoint him, but I know that Nick is a true fighter. He's a warrior wherever he goes," stated Cesar Gracie as he spoke about Nick Diaz and his upcoming clash with Mushin Corbbrey this Saturday. You don't want to miss what else he had to say as he talked more about the Diaz brothers and shared his thoughts on BJ Penn, Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, Jake Shields, Matt Hughes, Frank Shamrock, the EliteXC debut on CBS, a Diaz-Gomi rematch and much more.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 5:44AM by Porch28 - 5 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Wanderlei Silva Interview
(sukimma.blogspot.com)
Wanderlei Silva was interviewed by Japanese MMA and pro wrestling mag Kampiro following his brutal 1st round knockout of Keith Jardine at UFC 84, and Wand had an interesting theory about how he got back on the winning track:
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 12:35AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
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