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Page 1237 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Randy Couture on Conan O Brien
(mmabloggen.blogspot.com)
The whole premise is that some news company made up a story about Conan that he said wasn't true. He told the story in a way that would have been more interesting and it's pretty funny.
Submitted Oct 5, 2007 12:34PM by kevietre - 3 comments
 
Nogueira vs. Kongo Likely in Early 2008
(mmajunkie.com)
A rumored bout between heavyweights Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (30-4-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Cheick Kongo (11-3-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will likely take place in early 2008 — not at UFC 79 in December as was first reported — says Dave Meltzer of FOX Sports.
Submitted Oct 4, 2007 10:11PM by aznteabagger - 5 comments
 
Matt Hamill “in Shock” Over UFC 78’s Evans-Bisping Booking
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC light heavyweight Matt Hamill, who lost a controversial split decision to Michael Bisping last month at UFC 75 (and subsequently was promised an immediate rematch), is “in shock” after learning that Bisping will first fight Rashad Evans at UFC 78. The former cast member from “The Ultimate Fighter 3” posted a message on his personal website, matthamill.com, saying he “got hosed by the judges in London” and that he is now getting the same treatment from Bisping and the UFC.
Submitted Oct 4, 2007 9:11PM by grappler0000 - 26 comments
 
Shogun Undergoes Knee Surgery
(mmaweekly.com)
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua recently had surgery on his left knee to repair his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) according to a statement from his publicist, Julio Heller. Dr. Mario Namba, the chief doctor for the Brazilian Gymnastic Confederation, performed the surgery. Namba has also treated Shogun’s former Chute Boxe teammate Wanderlei Silva.
Submitted Oct 4, 2007 6:07PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
 
White fears for Franklin's future
(thesun.co.uk)
UFC president Dana White fears for Rich Franklin’s career if he loses his rematch with Anderson Silva. The pair will fight for the middleweight title at UFC 77 in Cincinatti on October 20 and Silva has claimed in our exclusive video below that the fight will be one of the greatest in UFC history.
Submitted Oct 4, 2007 6:04PM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
 
PRIDE Tokyo Office Closed, All Workers Fired
(fightopinion.com)
The section of Yahoo's Japanese website dedicated to wrestling/MMA coverage is reporting that the PRIDE FC Worldwide offices in Japan were closed earlier today (last night Japan time) and all employees were fired. It was reportedly carried out by a Zuffa-appointed advisor. This sounds like it officially marks the true end of PRIDE, but also shows that the whole PRIDE situation, anyway you look at it, really is that bad.
Submitted Oct 4, 2007 4:50PM by DCRage - 3 comments
 
Palmdale's McWilliams Trades Prison For MMA Cage
(dailynews.com)
In the violent, ultra-competitive world of Mixed Martial Arts, training is only part of the equation. The bottom line, though, is that you are either a natural-born fighter, or you're not.
Submitted Oct 4, 2007 3:16PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
More Events For the Non-Mainstream Fan: Aleksander, HDNet, and Pancrase
(mma-analyst.com)
Adding to the theme of my previous post, I've gathered up a few more upcoming events that have some interest to the hardcore MMA fans around the world.
Submitted Oct 4, 2007 3:08PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
Pride and Prejudice
(sherdog.com)
Ricco Rodriguez (Pictures) should've been our first clue. The wild card UFC heavyweight was coming off both a knockout loss to Tim Sylvia (Pictures) and an eight-month sabbatical in 2003 when he agreed to face PRIDE star Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Pictures) in the promotion's home turf of Saitama, Japan, on just two weeks' notice.
Submitted Oct 4, 2007 2:59PM by zephead - 8 comments
 
Cage Fighting Is Legal, AG Says
(decaturdaily.com)
Cage fighting is not illegal and a 1935 state Supreme Court ruling may make it difficult for Hartselle to ban the sport.
Submitted Oct 4, 2007 2:55PM by zephead - 1 comment
 
Bisping Enough Of A Name For N.Y. Area?
(msn.foxsports.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship's light heavyweight division had a change of plans Wednesday, when frustration at Tito Ortiz not signing for a proposed match with Rashad Evans on Nov. 17 in Newark, N.J., led to the announcement of Michael Bisping as Evans' new opponent.
Submitted Oct 4, 2007 2:53PM by zephead - 2 comments
 
All UFC 76 Fighters Test Negative for Steroids
(mmajunkie.com)
The final batch of test results are in, and 18 fighters who took part at UFC 76 on Sept. 22 have tested negative for anabolic agents, masking agents and steroids.
Submitted Oct 4, 2007 12:29PM by aznteabagger - 3 comments
 
Anthony Torres Fails UFC 75 Drug Test
(mmajunkie.com)
“The Ultimate Fighter 2” cast member Anthony Torres (5-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), who suffered a first-round TKO to Jess Liaudin at UFC 75, failed a post-fight drug test due to an anabolic steroid.
Submitted Oct 4, 2007 12:28PM by aznteabagger - 1 comment
 
Houston Alexander vs. Thiago Silva Added to UFC 78
(mmajunkie.com)
Hours after the UFC announced that a light-heavyweight bout between Rashad Evans and Michael Bisping will headline UFC 78, the organization announced an additional bout for the Nov. 17 event: Houston Alexander (8-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs. Thiago Silva (11-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC).
Submitted Oct 4, 2007 12:25PM by aznteabagger - 3 comments
 
Solid Line-Up For Palace Fighting Championship 4
(mmanews.com)
Palace Fighting Championship PFC 4 “Project Complete” October 18th, 2007 Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino Lemoore, Ca Tickets can be purchased at tickets.com or charge by phone 1-800-225-2277. PFC Lightweight Title Fight (Champion Smith) San Bernardino’s Shad Smith (9-7-2) vs. Lemoore’s Poppies Martinez (11-3-1) PFC Light Heavyweight Title Fight (Vacant) North Hollywood’s Lodune Sincaid (10-4) vs. Sacramento’s Jeromy Frietag (5-5) PFC Middleweight Title Fight (Vacant) Newport Beach’s Justin Levens (9-7) vs. Lemoore’s Kenny Ento (8-2) Middleweights Elk Grove’s Scott Smith (11-4) vs. Santa Rosa’s Nate Loughran (5-0) Welterweights Ensenada, Mexico’s Olaf Alfonso (5-7) vs. Hesperia’s Thomas Denny (22-15).............
Submitted Oct 4, 2007 9:17AM by CornishMMA - 3 comments
 
JARDINE NOT LIKELY TO RETURN UNTIL 2008
(mmaweekly.com)
When Keith Jardine defeated Chuck Liddell, he not only handed for the former champion a decisive loss, he also put himself at the top of the food chain in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s light heavyweight division. While many fights could be on the horizon for Jardine, fans are not likely to see him again in 2007...................
Submitted Oct 4, 2007 5:43AM by CornishMMA - 2 comments
 
Anthony Torres Fails UFC 75 Drug Test
(mmajunkie.com)
“The Ultimate Fighter 2” cast member Anthony Torres (5-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), who suffered a first-round TKO to Jess Liaudin at UFC 75, failed a post-fight drug test due to an anabolic steroid.
Submitted Oct 4, 2007 1:01AM by Sam_Rothstein - 2 comments
 
Rashad Evans vs. Michael Bisping added to UFC 78
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 78 will feature a light heavyweight bout between “The Ultimate Fighter 2” heavyweight winner Rashad Evans (10-0-1 MMA, 5-0-1 UFC) and “The Ultimate Fighter 3” light heavyweight winner Michael Bisping (14-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC), according to UFC.com
Submitted Oct 3, 2007 10:00PM by ultimatefight56 - 33 comments
 
Nakamura to Appeal, Others Are Clean
(mmaweekly.com)
Aside from Kazuhiro Nakamura’s previously announced suspension for testing positive for marijuana, the 17 remaining competitors from Sept. 22’s Ultimate Fighting Championship event in Anaheim, Calif. were clean on their drug tests, both for drugs of abuse and for anabolic agents/masking agents, according to Bill Douglas, a representative of the California State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Oct 3, 2007 7:20PM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
 
Adam Smith +ve For Cocaine
(mmaweekly.com)
Adam Smith, who faced Dewey Cooper at the Strikeforce at the Mansion event in Beverly Hills, Calif. this past Saturday night, has been fined and suspended for testing positive for cocaine and marijuana according to Bill Douglas, a representative of the California State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Oct 3, 2007 7:18PM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
 
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