Aoki Ready for Calvancante
Current Shooto middleweight champion Shinya Aoki who will face Gesias Calvancante at the Yarennoka! New Year's Eve card supported by M-1 Global, held an open training session at the DEEP Dojo on Wednesday.
Though he is known as one of the most dangerous submission artists in the world, today's open training session was held in a rather unique style.
A ‘Phoenix' Rises From Japan
Not many are very familiar with UFC middleweight Yushin Okami, let alone that his nickname is "Thunder." As a reference to Japanese pro-wrestler Jyushin Thunder Liger, the homage is perhaps lost on most of the Western audience.
Former UFC Champion Steve Jennum Attacked
After his taste of the limelight as the winner of the UFC 3 tournament, Steve Jennum made news again, this time in his other role as a police officer. While off-duty on December 17, Jennum was attacked from behind by three assailants wielding a bottle as a weapon. Jennum prevented himself from being struck by the bottle and struggled with the accused until one of them pulled a knife and Jennum vacated the scene.
"He was able to prevent the suspect from striking him from behind with the bottle and struggled with the victims, obviously his training added to what he was able to do," said Omaha Police Sgt. Teresa Negron.
Minotoro Set For Canada Debut
Canada's Hardcore Championship Fighting (HCF) announced yesterday that Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will make his Canadian MMA debut on February 1. "Minotoro" will face BodogFight veteran Todd Gouwenberg in a co-main event match, with Chute Boxe's Evangelista Santos fighting in the other co-main event.
NSAC Overturns Another Win
Anthony Lapsley, who fought at a King Of The Cage event in Nevada in October, had that win changed to a No Decision by the NSAC yesterday. The ruling follows a suspension for marijuana use.
Matt Lindland and UFC President Dana White Meet
The first, albeit tiny, steps toward middleweight Matt Lindland’s return to the UFC were taken last week when Lindland spoke to UFC president Dana White.
White said he is “not sure” of whether Lindland will return. In a text message, he wrote, “He told me he wants to come back, and I haven’t thought about it at all.“
Jason MacDonald calls out Michael Bisping
Canadian middleweight fighter Jason MacDonald comments on the recent news that The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 3 205-pound winner, Michael Bisping, has decided to drop down a lower weight class. It might be a pretty good scrap if it ever happens.
Faces of Chute Boxe leaving
Murilo Ninja and Mauricio Shogun today announced its official output of the team of fighters of the Chute Boxe. Rudimar Fedrigo leader of the team talked about the decision of former chuteboxers. "We regret the output of Murilo and Mauricio Rua, they are trained fighters in the team and left the team to train them in the United States. Recall that the doors of Chute Boxing will always be open to both and wish good lucky and success in your new team.
I honestly can't believe it, but I see them ending up with Wand.
The Red Menace: Fedor Does Esquire
Can undefeated martial artist Fedor Emelianenko single-handedly knock out the Ultimate Fighting Championship's dominance over the emerging sport? That's the question at the start of an Esquire magazine article all about Fedor.
Rizzo Stays With Art Of War
Former UFC Heavyweight Pedro Rizzo has signed a 3 fight extension with the Art Of War promotion. Rizzo has a 2-0 mark in the promotion to date.
The UFC's 10 biggest letdowns of 2007
An article talking abou t the letdowns.. or badly managed pieces of the UFC over the year. It isn't rebutting Jake Rossen's article, but it does point out some of the mistakes that the UFC made in regards to some of Rossen's points. A good primer for conversation.
Franklin vs Lutter UFC 82
Former middleweight champion Rich Franklin will look to get back on the winning track against 185-pound winner of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 4, Travis Lutter, at UFC 82 on March 2 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Karo Parisyan Discusses Possible April Fight Date
Outspoken UFC welterweight contender Karo Parisyan (18-4 MMA, 8-2 UFC) was a guest on the latest installment of HDNet’s “Inside MMA,” and during the one-hour episode, he shared information on his next possible fight, as well as his thoughts on women competing in MMA.
Penn Again Badmouths Sherk
According to a recent Houston Chronicle article, BJ Penn continues to be critical of Sean Sherk, even going so far as to call him a "'roider" and talk about a "steroid championship".