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Yundt to replace Belcher on UFC 81 Card
(ufc.com)
Thomas Gerbasi, UFC - Unbeaten UFC newcomer Rob Yundt (6-0) has stepped in on short notice to replace middleweight up and comer Alan Belcher against Ricardo Almeida on Saturday night's UFC 81 card in Las Vegas. Belcher was forced to withdraw from the bout due to a severe case of bronchitis. Their is no article about it. It is on the front page.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 7:26PM by babalu2720 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer Discusses Year-Round Drug Testing
(mmajunkie.com)
Earlier this month the Nevada State Athletic Commission issued a memo detailing new drug-testing procedures — procedures that could have a major impact on the use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs by MMA fighters. Keith Kizer is the executive director of the NSAC, which is generally considered the most powerful state athletic commission in all of combat sports. His memo sent a very clear message: MMA fighters are subject to drug testing at any time — for just about any reason — throughout the year, regardless of whether or not the fighter is scheduled for an upcoming event. Basically, testing is now done year-round, and a missed test is treated as a failed test.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 6:10PM by Bemin - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Feb. 22 “Spratt vs. Ford” MFC Event to Air Live on HDNet Fights
(mmajunkie.com)
A Feb. 22 Maximum Fighting Championship event headlined by Pete Spratt (17-10 MMA, 3-4 UFC) and Ryan Ford (4-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will be broadcast live on HDNet, the high-definition cable station today announced. The event takes place at River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton. The show will be one of four MFC events that HDNet will air in 2008. “This partnership with MFC helps to expand HDNet Fights outside the U.S., and to bring new fighters into the fold,” Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights, stated in today’s release. “We’re looking forward to traveling to Canada to bring our viewers this exciting event.“ Three cheers for more live MMA!
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 3:53PM by Bemin - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
‘Bevanda Magica': Xyience Bankruptcy Filings Reveal Deep Ties to Zuffa
(sherdog.com)
Xyience has been a ubiquitous presence during the UFC breakout that began in 2005. Whether in the center of the Octagon, on fighter's trunks, in television commercials or on cans during post-fight interviews, the supplement maker was everywhere the UFC went.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 1:07PM by madmarck - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Mir's Precarious Predicament
(sherdog.com)
It's fairly safe to assume that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has never fought anybody as strong as Brock Lesnar. He's probably never trained with someone of that ilk either. Mir has also never found himself in this situation: If he wins, it's no big deal, and if he loses, he could be letting down the entire MMA universe. Without question, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner is marred in a precarious position whether he wants to admit it or not.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 1:06PM by madmarck - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Meyrowitz Announces New MMA Venture
(sherdog.com)
UFC co-founder Bob Meyrowitz announced Tuesday a new mixed martial arts league called YAMMA Pit Fighting. As CEO of Semaphore Entertainment Group, Meyrowitz produced UFC events from 1993 through 2000. Now he has formed a company, Rope Partners, that plans on reviving the tournament format and using a new fighting surface, known as "The YAMMA."
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 1:05PM by madmarck - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
‘Cyborg' Starts Busy 2008 in Canada
(sherdog.com)
Evangelista Santos, better known as "Cyborg," has a tough fight on Friday against Gegard Mousasi at the Hardcore Championship Fighting event in Calgary, Canada. After that bout, the Chute Boxe athlete will fight twice in March and has eight fights total already scheduled. Sherdog.com recently caught up with "Cyborg" to discuss his busy schedule.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 1:04PM by madmarck - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
New IFC Strikes Deal with Ice Cube
(sherdog.com)
The International Fighting Championship has teamed with Ice Cube and DJ Pooh to launch a 24-hour, seven-day a week mixed martial arts channel on Cube's Internet television network, UVNTV.com. According to an announcement released Tuesday, My MMA Network will be the exclusive MMA channel on UVNTV, which currently hosts "about 12 channels while in beta mode," including channels for Snoop Dogg and P Diddy.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 1:03PM by madmarck - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Pondering Brock Lesnar's Future
(mmaunderdogs.com)
Brock Brock Brock. Brock Brock. Brock. Enough Brock Lesnar for you? No? OK, I thought that might be enough, but somehow it seems like everybody is very interested in this guy. Hell, so am I.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 12:42PM by ohiostate1016 - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
the UFC’s Big Change for “The Ultimate Fighter 7? is revealed
(mmajunkie.com)
Although we will not release any fight results from the show (we never post fight spoilers), we will reveal a fairly significant change in the way this season works. According to a source close to the show, “The Ultimate Fighter 7” will start with 32 cast members — not the usual 16 — and every one of them will have to fight as soon as the show begins. The 16 winners earn a spot in the house, and the 16 losers are sent packing for home. The likely format change should be warmly received by critics of the show who complain that the series focuses more on the drama and in-house antics than it does training and the actual fights. Additionally, many of the show’s weaker cast members will likely be eliminated before they’re even technically a part of the cast, assuring that only the cream of the crop are in the house for the duration of the show Unfortunately, we have no information on how the initial match-ups might be determined
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 11:44AM by juanez13 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
UFC 83 Starnes vs Quarry
mmamania.com
Keeping with the Canadian flavor of UFC 83, Kalib Starnes (8-2-1) — a product of Surrey, British Columbia — will take on Nate Quarry (9-2) at the Bell Centre in Montreal on April 19, according to a report picked up by MMAonTap.com. Good fight imo.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 9:35AM by Franklinfan47 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
2 More TUF 7 Participants Confirmed
(mmanews.com)
Josh Hall and Jesse Taylor, 2 fighters from Team Quest, have been confirmed as participants on The Ultimate Fighter 7. This brings the total list of confirmed fighters up to 14 as of 1/30/08.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 7:21AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rousimar Palhares to Make UFC Debut in May vs. Ivan Salaverry
(mmajunkie.com)
Brazilian fighter Rousimar Palhares (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his UFC debut vs. Ivan Salaverry (12-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) at a May 24 event in Las Vegas. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the fight with Salaverry’s camp, which received the fight offer just this afternoon. However, the fight was first reported by Sherdog.com, which mentioned the fighter’s likely signing last week.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 6:55AM by CornishMMA - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mir wants to prove himself against Lesnar
(mmaweekly.com)
Winning an Ultimate Fighting Championship title could be considered the greatest achievement for any fighter, but for Frank Mir, working his way back to the top of the heavyweight ladder could eventually be seen as his greatest achievement after a motorcycle accident almost sidelined his career altogether. The former champion will hope to put his name back into contender’s status when he faces former WWE superstar Brock Lesnar on Saturday night at UFC 81. With Lesnar set to make his UFC debut, the majority of the attention on the upcoming fight seems to lie primarily on the former WWE wrestler, but Mir understands the importance of a fight of this magnitude, which played into why he accepted the fight against Lesnar in the first place.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 2:44AM by Bemin - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 83 to take place in Montreal, Canada, on April 19
(mmamania.com)
Multiple sources are indicating that UFC 83 — which was originally supposed to go down on March 8 in Newcastle, England — has been scrapped altogether and the UFC 84 event booked for April 19 in Montreal, Canada, will now be referred to as UFC 83.
Submitted Jan 29, 2008 5:28PM by nickcuc547 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Houston Alexander vs. James Irvin, Clay Guida vs. Samy Schiavo Added to UFC Fight Night 13
(mmajunkie.com)
A Houston Alexander (8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. James Irvin (13-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) fight originally expected to take place at a March 8 event in England has instead been added to the UFC Fight Night 13 televised card; additionally, a lightweight battle between Clay Guida (22-9 MMA, 2-3 UFC) and UFC newcomer Samy Schiavo (10-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will also take place at the event.
Submitted Jan 29, 2008 3:19PM by nickcuc547 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Creator Bob Meyrowitz Announces New MMA Promotion
(mmajunkie.com)
Bob Meyrowitz, the founder of the world-famous Ultimate Fighting Championship, is starting a new fight league called YAMMA Pit Fighting (YPF) that will focus on tournament-style events, the organization today announced. The first event, which airs on pay-per-view, will takes place April 11 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J. Tournaments require winning fighters to compete at least twice per night. The format was popular in the early days of the UFC but eventually fizzled out due to fighter safety and pressure from state athletic commissions. However, back in November, Strikeforce held the first-ever tournament sanctioned in California and promised future ones in 2008 Tournament idea sounds great, a moving surface sounds way too gimmicy, hope they don't go that way. If they did it would ruin the legitimacy of the promotion, for me anyway.
Submitted Jan 29, 2008 12:30PM by Bemin - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Rampage's Buddy David Roberts picked for TUF 7
http://mmajunkie.com/2008/01/29/quinton-jacksons-buddy-david-roberts-picked-for-the-ultimate-fighter-7/ The man who introduced Quinton “Rampage” Jackson to the world of mixed martial arts could now find himself being coached by the UFC light heavyweight champion. Nearly nine years after he first debuted with the UFC, David Roberts (5-7 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will make a return to the organization — this time as a cast member for “The Ultimate Fighter 7.“ A source close to the fighter told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) Roberts was offered a spot on the cast and recently headed to Las Vegas to tape the upcoming season.
Submitted Jan 29, 2008 11:26AM by cowcatcher - 4 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
O'Brien Camp: Arlovski Fight Official
(mmajunkie.com)
According to Jake O'Brien's camp, the agreement for a fight with Andrei Arlovski at UFC 82 has been signed and thus the fight is now official. This likely will be AA's last UFC fight as it's the last of his contract.
Submitted Jan 29, 2008 10:57AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brandon Sene tapped for TUF 7
(mmajunkie.com)
Florida-based fighter Brandon Sene (2-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been chosen as a cast member for “The Ultimate Fighter 7.“
Submitted Jan 29, 2008 10:43AM by cowcatcher - 3 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
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