Aleks Emelianenko in Bar Fight; Mistaken for Hoodlum
Aleks was at a bar last night with two females when a group of drunken men began acting inappropriate and began directing some of their remarks toward the females accompanying Aleks. He then proceeded to clean them up and was arrested by the police as they mistook him as the culprit, and was promptly released.
Taktarov kneebar's his way to a succesful return in Russia
After alost ten years away from the sport, it's understandable that fans where sceptic of the Russian Bear's return to MMA, but he did not dissapoint. Oleg wins in his return bout with yet another kneebar. This former UFC champion is hailed by most as one of the greatest and toughest fighters from the first generation of fighters, and although a Couture-like career is unlikely, the return of Oleg Taktarov is welcomed by all.
ps. Oleg recently had a boxing match with none other that Dolph Lungrend.
CBS, NBC Could Soon Televise MMA
CBS and NBC are talking with mixed martial arts promotions about becoming the first major broadcast network to televise the sport.
Nothing is official, but television and MMA insiders expect a deal between CBS and the Ultimate Fighting Championship to be announced shortly.
UFC president Dana White said he didn’t want to discuss a deal that is still being negotiated, but White did say that UFC 80 on Jan. 19 would be a pay-per-view event. It had been rumored that would be the first CBS show if a deal was reached.
MMA insiders believe CBS is looking at a Saturday night prime-time slot. CBS averaged a 4.5 rating in prime time on Nov. 24, a number no UFC event has approached. However, major UFC events such as Ken Shamrock vs. Tito Ortiz in 2006 and this year’s Dan Henderson vs. Quinton Jackson Pride vs. UFC title unification match have beaten all network programming in the highly sought 18-34 male demographic despite airing on basic cable’s Spike TV.
Update On The Rift Between Dana White And Randy Couture
UFC President Dana White and UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture had a meeting last week to discuss Couture's future with the UFC. Dana White commented on the meeting and many other things via “The Carmichael Dave Show” on KHTK in Sacramento, Calif. He said that things between Couture and the UFC are up in the air at this point and "we'll see what happens next".
Jason MacDonald: I’m Fighting in April — in Canada (UFC 83)
The UFC’s long-awaited debut north of the American border will take place in April — in Canada — with Canadian fighter Jason MacDonald on the card.
That’s the word from MacDonald, anyway.
Last week MacDonald told fans, including some MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) veterans, at a Maximum Fighting Championships event in Edmonton that he was going to fight on an upcoming April UFC card in Canada.
Karo Parisyan: ‘I think I already have a title shot if I want to wait’
Welterweight contender Karo Parisyan has apparently earned a title shot in six or seven months if he wants to wait, according to a recent interview on PunchDrunkGamer.com.
“People are talking about that [a fight with Jon Fitch], I don’t know. The deal is I think I already have a title shot if I want to wait. If I wait I can get my title shot I guess in six or seven months from now, which is a long time away, and I don’t want to mess up my plans of getting my title shot. Now I would love to fight Jon Fitch, but if I fight him and god forbid something goes wrong and I lose that fight it puts me all the way back down again and I have to work back up for a title fight. So if I am guaranteed a title fight now, I’ll take the title fight or if I don’t want to wait such a long time I’ll take another opponent who I have a more ‘guaranteed’ win over. I still think I can beat Jon Fitch – Jon’s a very tough guy, but I think that if I am in shape that I can beat him eight out of 10 times. But at this point I don’t want to jeopardize anything leading up to my title fight, so we’ll see what the UFC will offer and what I will take.”
Huerta Featured On FHM Website
UFC fighter Roger Huerta, scheduled to appear on next week's TUF 6 Finale, recently was featured on the men's magazine FHM's website. He talked MMA training in a video while using FHM's reporter as an example for his techniques.
Cahoon Counting On Strikes To Stop Sinosic
UK fighter Paul Cahoon, scheduled to face Elvis Sinosic on tomorrow's Cage Rage 24 event, is planning to use his strikes to stop the Australian fighter. Cahoon thinks that Sinosic is weak in ground-and-pound and wants to use that and a standup fight to his advantage.
UFC 80: ‘Rapid Fire’ to air on CBS network … not PPV?
Dave Meltzer from WrestlingObserver.com throws out a juicy nugget in the recent print publication of his newsletter:
UFC 80: “Rapid Fire”— not UFC 81 as speculated — could air for FREE on the CBS network rather than pay-per-view (PPV) if a deal can be hammered out in time. It seems that The Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike is beginning to reduce the television landscape “to a barren wasteland of reruns and infomercials.”
Farrar vs. Miller off WEC 31 card
"With three title fights taking place on the upcoming World Extreme Cagefighting show on Dec. 12, the promotion lost one of their undercard bouts as the fight between Chance Farrar and Micah Miller has been removed from the card as confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by Miller’s training partner, Blake Bowman."
Apparently Farrar suffered a hand injury and will be unable to compete. This is unfortunate, I was looking forward to this fight. It would have been a war.
Attention:Anyone awaiting Round 5 MMA figures
If you were part of their mailing list check your email.The figures will not be out for a holiday season release.The company announced some quality issues with the figures,and rescheduled them for a march 2008 release.
UFC Champ Rich Franklin Starring in Weapon
Rich Franklin is going to play a super soldier in an upcoming movie called WEAPON that sounds similar in concept to Universal Soldier. Rich Franklin is a former UFC champion who knocked out many a foe before recently being dethroned by Anderson Silva.
UCF LHW Champion Dragged To Death Behind The Back Of A Truck
UCF light heavyweight champion, Jerid S. Sturman-Camyn, died this past Saturday after being dragged to death behind the back of a truck.
According to witnesses, Sturman-Camyn became violent and out of control at a northeastern Washington hunting camp late that night. He allegedly began wielding an axe before having a noose fixed around his neck and being dragged by a truck for nearly 13 miles. The body was dismembered during the dragging according to the Spokesman-Review.
Versus And WEC Announce Outside The Cage
Versus is taking the next step in its extended coverage of World Extreme Cagefighting. The network on Dec. 5 will air the first WEC Outside the Cage special as a lead-in to the Dec. 12 WEC event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
WEC Outside the Cage will feature interviews, fight clips and behind the scenes footage to preview the live event.
Lambert vs Gouveia at UFC 80
UFC.com is reporting that Wilson Gouveia (9-4) will fight Jason Lambert (23-6) at UFC 80: “Rapid Fire,” setting up a light heavyweight showdown that was supposed to happen at UFC 76: “Knockout” back in September.