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Page 1221 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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WEC Champ Marshall is calm before the Storm
(mmaweekly.com)
In every sport, there are athletes that claim their allegiance to one organization or another, but in this day and age of free agency and free money, the likes of a John Elway, who spent his entire Hall of Fame career quarterbacking the Denver Broncos, are the exception, not the rule.
Submitted Mar 24, 2008 2:02PM by Porch28 - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Jeff Monson Interview
(fighthype.com)
The ones I've signed for are Ricco Rodriguez, Kevin Randleman June 21st, I'm fighting Brad Imes May 17th and I'm fighting Paul Buentello May 31st," stated MMA heavyweight contender Jeff Monson as he talked about all the fights he has signed and lined up. Check out what he had to say about each of his upcoming opponents and you don't want to miss his thoughts on Kimbo Slice, Brock Lesnar, Ken Shamrock, Antonio Noguiera, Tim Sylvia, Fedor Emelianenko and Randy Couture.
Submitted Mar 24, 2008 1:59PM by Porch28 - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Jake Shields Interview
(mmajunkie.com)
ater this week, Jake Shields (20-4-1) will fight Drew Fickett (32-5) for the first-ever EliteXC welterweight title. It's one of three title fights set for Saturday's Strikeforce/EliteXC show at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Shields will go for for his 10th straight victory, but the 29-year-old knows he's got an extremely tough test with Fickett.
Submitted Mar 24, 2008 1:48PM by Porch28 - 4 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Pat Smith Arrested
(mmajunkie.com)
Don Frye (19-6-1), a headliner for the April 11 debut YAMMA Pit Fighting show, has pulled out of his main-event bout with Oleg Taktarov (15-5-2) and has been replaced by former UFC fighter Patrick Smith (14-13), the organization announced late last week. However, just hours after the announcement, KXII TV 12 in Sherman, Texas, reported that Smith had been arrested after a high-speed police chase. Smith was clocked at speeds of up 130 mph while fleeing on his sports motorcyle, police said. He's been charged with felony attempting to elude, possession of a prescription drug without a valid prescription, and reckless driving.
Submitted Mar 24, 2008 1:46PM by Porch28 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Thiago Alves Prepares to Counter Karo Parisyan’s Judo
(blog.mmapredictions.com)
On April 2nd Brazilian MMA fighter Thiago Alves will take on longtime UFC personality Karo Parisyan at the Ultimate Fight Night 13. Their fight, which will be shown on SpikeTV’s three hour broadcast live from Broomfield, Colorado, is among the dozen fights that will take place that evening.
Submitted Mar 24, 2008 12:31AM by wolfman - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sakuraba out Jacare In at Dream 2
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Touch of gloves to CagePotato for putting these two items together. I’m late to the party with this but I felt compelled to add since I’ve become the de facto DREAM fanboy here at 5Oz. First, SukiMMA reported that Kazushi Sakuraba is out of the DREAM.2 middleweight tournament due to an unhealed wound on his leg:
Submitted Mar 23, 2008 9:15PM by Porch28 - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Joe Lauzon: Redefinition
(ufc.com)
Where does submission grappling, boxing, jiu-jitsu and wrestling cross-pollinate with computer science and information science technology expertise?
Submitted Mar 23, 2008 3:37PM by Porch28 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ed Ratcliff was raised for this
(mmajunkie.com)
Ed Ratcliff was a basketball and football star in high school, but those sports were never more than pastimes for him. His passion was fighting, which shouldn't be much of a surprise; Ratcliff's mother, Lacine, was a karate expert who began teaching him karate as soon as he could walk. He used to spar with her in their living room and says she knocked him down on more than one occasion.
Submitted Mar 23, 2008 3:33PM by Porch28 - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
Tuf love for Troy Mandaloniz
(mmajunkie.com)
With the debut of the seventh installment of SpikeTV's "The Ultimate Fighter" less than two weeks away, season six veteran Troy "Rude Boy" Mandaloniz (3-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) knows first-hand that the opportunity for success by the show's participants can often be hampered by the difficulties of life inside the "TUF" house.
Submitted Mar 23, 2008 3:31PM by Porch28 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Gladiator
(nytimes.com)
Shortly after he was released from California’s Avenal State Prison in early 2005, Shad Smith got a call from the organizers of an underground fight club called Felony Fights. Was he available? they asked. “I was just out of prison and out of money,” Smith told me recently. He was incarcerated for failing to comply with the probation terms of an earlier D.U.I. conviction, a relatively minor offense in his long criminal résumé. “They said they’d give me 800 bucks to show up and double that if I won.” I thought people might be interested to see that the New York Times Magazine had published an article on MMA, so here it is.
Submitted Mar 23, 2008 3:26PM by DevMahon - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Kevin Randleman Interview
(mmanews.com)
After suffering from one of the nastiest staph infections that has been documented, in at least the MMA world, Kevin Randleman is ready to make his return to action. After suffering from numerous medicals problems that have sidelined him and kept him on the self he will make that return on May 18th at the next World Victory Road show in Japan. Kevin took a few minutes to sit down with MMANews.com own Chris Howie to discuss quite a few different topics in this newest MMANews.com Exclusive.
Submitted Mar 23, 2008 9:06AM by Porch28 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
GSP VS. SERRA PITS NO. 1 AGAINST NO. 2
(mmaweekly.com)
1. Georges St. Pierre Since joining the ranks of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Georges St. Pierre has done one thing and done it well… win. En route to amassing a 15-2 professional record, his only losses are to former welterweight champion Matt Hughes and current champion Matt Serra.
Submitted Mar 23, 2008 9:03AM by Porch28 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Clay Guida is ready for return
(mmaweekly.com)
espite having mixed results as a lightweight in the UFC’s talented 155-pound division, Clay ‘The Carpenter’ Guida has had an otherwise stellar mixed martial arts career. Holding an impressive 22-9 professional record, Guida has competed against (and beaten) many of the top lightweight fighters competing in the sport today. Some of Guida’s biggest career victories have been over opponents such as IFL lightweight standout Bart Palaszewski, in addition to victories over top lightweights such as Josh Thompson and Marcus Aurelio.
Submitted Mar 23, 2008 9:01AM by Porch28 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 85 on Spike TV
(dreamfighters.com)
Quoted from Rashad Evans: "Tune in June 7th for my fight in London against Chuck"Iceman"Liddell. It will be aired live on Spike tv. Stay posted." According to him, UFC 85 will be LIVE and FREE on spike TV. maybe this is Dana white trying to match up with CBS MMA airings. Stay tuned for further confirmation. It should be noted that on UFC.com that this event is listed to be a PPV event.
Submitted Mar 22, 2008 11:40PM by wolfman - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tiki Ghosn vs. Luke Stewart at Strikeforce
(mmamania.com)
An undercard bout was announced on Thursday for Strikeforce: “Shamrock vs. Cung Le” between mixed martial arts veteran Tiki Ghosn (9-7) and undefeated up-and-comer, Luke Stewart (5-0).
Submitted Mar 22, 2008 11:31PM by jay98107 - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC
 
Maryland State Senate Passes MMA Bill
(baltimoresun.com)
Despite concerns that the bill might not pass the Maryland senate those concerns were for naught. Maryland's Senate has passed the bill to regulate MMA:

John Rallo, the Canton gym owner who prompted the legalization effort, was thrilled at the vote. "If we would have tried to get it legalized without supplying the stats and making the experts available to testify, I don't think it would have ever gotten passed," he said. "Education was the best way to get what we wanted, and I believed that all along." .
Submitted Mar 22, 2008 10:31PM by juanez13 - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Tim Boetsch: Eliminate the Safety Net
(ufc.com)
Stacked. It’s a word that has been used to describe the UFC light heavyweight division as of late. Sure, the influx of new fight talent makes this word true, but its connotations are more explosive than that. Dissect the division and you will see that the talent actually has the odds stacked against them. This much athleticism and hunger creates the best matchups, sealing no one’s fate on the road to the crown. Just when you think you have the division figured out, a Houston Alexander will come and prove that the hunger just entering the league can surpass that already within. This is the new threat that fighters like Tim Boetsch represent. The light heavies are experiencing a restructuring as drastic as housing and loan markets where only one thing is certain, there is no safety net.
Submitted Mar 22, 2008 3:16PM by RMFG_187 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ed '9MM' Ratcliff Aims at Hicks and WEC Gold
(mmaweekly.com)
Stepping into his third fight for World Extreme Cagefighting, Ed “9mm” Ratcliff may also be competing for the chance to face lightweight champion Jamie Varner, but first he faces Marcus Hicks on March 26. The charismatic fighter recently spoke to MMAWeekly Radio about his fight career, his nickname and his upbringing, which helped lead him on the right path.
Submitted Mar 22, 2008 1:44PM by wolfman - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
Illegal Elbows End ShoXC Early
(sherdog.com)
SANTA YNEZ, Calif., March 21 -- It wasn't the way he envisioned it, but Thomas Denny (Pictures) came out the victor over Sasiprapa Malaipet (Pictures) Friday night in the main event of Showtime's ShoXC card at the Chumash Casino.
Submitted Mar 22, 2008 7:58AM by Porch28 - 4 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Sandman in UFC sleeper bout
(calsun.canoe.ca)
When the Sandman meets the Assassin, chances are someone is going to sleep. And with James (The Sandman) Irvin and Houston (The Assassin) Alexander both looking to erase recent painful memories in the cage, the two UFC 205-pounders will be looking to prove a point in their mixed martial arts bout April 2 in suburban Denver.
Submitted Mar 21, 2008 8:35PM by wolfman - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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