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411 MMA Fact or Fiction 04.09.08: Cung Le in the Top 10, Karo Parisyan Out of Shape, More
(411mania.com)
Does Kenny Florian deserve another opportunity at the UFC Lightweight Championship? Does Fedor deserve two million dollars per fight? Does Cung Le deserve to be ranked amongst the world's best Middleweights? Those things and more as Dustin James and Lotfi Sariahmed draw swords and prepare to do battle!
Submitted Apr 9, 2008 7:14AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Sorting Out the UFC Lightweights
(sherdog.com)
As Kenny Florian showered Joe Lauzon with punches from the mount at UFC Fight Night, the final pieces of a very muddled lightweight picture were undoubtedly being shuffled for the umpteenth time in the mind of UFC matchmaker Joe Silva. With Sean Sherk set to challenge champion B.J. Penn for his former title May 24, Silva will have some time to sort things out after watching four of his most promising 155-pounders secure victories last Wednesday in Colorado. "The lightweight class is stacked," said Florian, highlighting Silva's propitious dilemma. "Look at all the guys who won [Wednesday] night and some of the guys who lost. They are all tough."
Submitted Apr 9, 2008 6:52AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Fedor Carries Olympic Torch in St. Petersburg
(sherdog.com)
In a traditional lead-up to the Beijing Olympics, the Olympic torch touched down in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Saturday before heading off to England and France, continuing its world tour. The torch was taken along a 12-mile route through the wide streets and boulevards of the historical river city by a relay of 80 Russian sporting champions, cultural icons and national heroes.
Submitted Apr 9, 2008 6:50AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Aleksander Emelianenko: UFC ‘won’t take me’
(mmamania.com)

“I would gladly participate in such a tournament. UFC (American mixed martial arts), for example, won’t take me, because if they let me in there, I would beat everybody and take the belt to Russia. They don’t want that. They want their own American champions. We already beat everyone in Japan, even though no one bet on us.”.
Alexander Emelianenko (13-3) — the younger brother of Pride FC Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko — states that the UFC will not enlist his services because he can defeat any fighter in the division and he would bring the title back to Russia. He also confirms in the interview that he and Fedor would never fight one another.
Submitted Apr 9, 2008 6:47AM by juanez13 - 44 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Roy Jones Jr. responds to Silva situation
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
And sounds very complimentary, according to the New York Daily News…. Jones said he was told that White stopped the match because he didn’t want to embarrass the UFC if Jones were to KO Silva in the first round of a boxing match.
Submitted Apr 8, 2008 11:10PM by Porch28 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC signs Mike Swick to new contract
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has signed welterweight competitor Mike Swick to a new contract, according to a report in the April 10 print edition of the Wrestling Observer.
Submitted Apr 8, 2008 11:09PM by Porch28 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
More MMA Coming To FOX Sports Net
(mmaweekly.com)
SUN Sports & Entertainment Inc. on Tuesday announced that it has signed an agreement with Fox Sports Net to telecast its new mixed martial arts television series, “GI vs. Pro.” SUN's "Art of War" division will produce a series of nine MMA events that will air as one-hour specials Saturday nights at midnight on FSN, beginning July 19, 2008 and concluding on September 13, 2008. GI vs. Pro will pit current and former MMA-trained armed services members against professional mixed martial arts fighters from around the country. All fights will be scheduled for three, 5-minute rounds inside a circular cage. FSN announcer Jay Glazer and analyst Frank Trigg will be the commentary team for the telecasts.
Submitted Apr 8, 2008 7:02PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Fedor set to fight Tim Silvia!!!
Sherdog. com Top ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko will fight Tim Sylvia on July 19. The Russian mixed martial arts champion confirmed the bout to Sherdog. com on Tuesday. "[Sylvia] is a good fighter, a strong fighter, the former UFC heavyweight champion, which is important," Emelianenko said via telephone from Stary Oskol, Russia. "I am looking forward to fighting him and training hard for this fight. " While Emelianenko was short on details, Sherdog. com has learned through sources close to the negotiations that Fedor-Sylvia would headline a card tentatively scheduled for the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, the home base of HDNet Fights. HDNet Fights CEO Andrew Simon declined to comment on the report, however sources indicate the bout will air on the Mark Cuban-owned network and is rumored to be promoted by Affliction, a clothing brand closely tied to MMA. Affliction had been connected with Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions, however a June 28 Las Vegas date has since been discarded. Emelianenko, a 31-year-old sambo practitioner, has faced criticism from media and fans alike after a string of fights against less than stellar competition. Sylvia would represent the Russian's first ranked opponent since his unanimous decision over Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic nearly three years ago. Widely regarded as the top heavyweight fighter in the world, Emelianenko (27-1-0, 1 NC) was recently freed from a letter of intent binding him to the now-defunct M-1 Global promotion. Sylvia, 32, is coming off a submission loss to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in February at UFC 81. After a spirited performance that saw him batter his foe at will with strikes, Sylvia (24-4-0) eventually fell victim to a classic Nogueira come-from-behind performance and succumbed to a guillotine choke early in the third round.
Submitted Apr 8, 2008 6:34PM by cspecial - 2 comments
Filed under: HDNet
 
James Irvin mulls move to middleweight; says Houston Alexander has been exposed (Audio)
(mmamania.com)
(Irvin comes in around the 63-minute mark)
Submitted Apr 8, 2008 5:30PM by juanez13 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Fedor Confirms Fight with Sylvia
(sherdog.com)
Top ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko (Pictures) will fight Tim Sylvia (Pictures) on July 19. The Russian mixed martial arts champion confirmed the bout to Sherdog.com on Tuesday. "[Sylvia] is a good fighter, a strong fighter, the former UFC heavyweight champion, which is important," Emelianenko said via telephone from Stary Oskol, Russia. "I am looking forward to fighting him and training hard for this fight."
Submitted Apr 8, 2008 3:44PM by rabbit915 - 53 comments
Filed under: HDNet
 
UFC Fighter Hopes To Become A "Pick-Up Artist"
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC Welterweight and self-proclaimed geek Tamdan McCrory is in the running for a spot on the cast of VH1's reality dating show, "The Pickup Artist 2." McCrory is currently soliciting online votes on the show's casting website. He hopes to be one of eight applicants chosen to appear on the reality show for an eight-week seminar and competition to learn the ins and outs of the dating scene.
Submitted Apr 8, 2008 1:02PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Triggonomics In The Squared Circie Soon?
(mmamania.com)
That's a possibility. Former UFC & PRIDE fighter Frank Trigg is reportedly in talks with the TNA Wrestling promotion about becoming a full-time announcer with the promotion. Trigg is scheduled to work the promotion's next PPV on April 13.
Submitted Apr 8, 2008 12:59PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Can Serra Do It Again?
(ufc.com)
The odds seemed insurmountable, the goal unattainable for the challenger at UFC 69. Georges St-Pierre was the present and future of the UFC welterweight division one year ago. He was universally recognized as the top 170-lb fighter in the world, and among the top three in the game, pound-for-pound.
Submitted Apr 8, 2008 12:48PM by JWils - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lombard Signs With EliteXC
(mmamania.com)
Cage Fighting Championships (CFC) Middleweight Champion Hector Lombard has signed a deal with EliteXC. His deal will allow him to fight in other organizations, including CFC.
Submitted Apr 8, 2008 9:18AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Sammy Vasquez Update: Official Cause Of Death Announced
(mmamania.com)
The day MMA fans hoped would never come is now here. The official cause of death of MMA fighter Sammy Vasquez, who died in November from injuries suffered during an MMA fight, was complications from blunt trauma to the head with subdural hemorrhage.
Submitted Apr 8, 2008 9:16AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Fedor Emelianenko Vs. Tim Sylvia Being Discussed For June
(fightline.com)
A proposed contest between Fedor Emelianenko and Tim Sylvia is currently in discussions according to a source close to the negotiations. Though our source informed us that this fight is a "solid possibility" it should be noted that it is far from a done deal and would require further negotiations if a basic agreement is reached. There are also other names in the works for both fighters should this fight fail to materialize. The fight, however, if officially agreed to, will be held in Chicago this June under the newly formed Adrenaline MMA banner. The card is also set to feature Jeff Monson taking on Mike Russow in a heavyweight showdown.
Submitted Apr 7, 2008 11:37PM by grappler0000 - 21 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global, Other MMA Organizations
 
Rachelle Leah Playboy cover coming soon
(mmamania.com)
That’s right, numerous sources are reporting the former UFC Octagon Girl and current host of “UFC All Access,” Rachelle Leah, will grace the cover of Playboy sometime in the near future. No exact date is known at this time.
Submitted Apr 7, 2008 11:35PM by grappler0000 - 25 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Leonard Garcia discusses arrest, drug charges
(mmajunkie.com)
WEC fighter Leonard Garcia, who was recently arrested for his alleged involvement in a major cocaine trafficking ring in Texas, vows his innocence and plans to fight all charges. Garcia addressed the situation with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) when reached by email. "I am fighting it because there is nothing but someone saying I was involved," said Garcia, who was released from jail on a recognizance bond and will return to court on May 5. "I hope to have a smile on my face after this is said and done, but I feel like I'm in a fight for my life."
Submitted Apr 7, 2008 9:30PM by jiujitsufreak74 - 11 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Clementi Has No Love For Stout
(tsn.ca)
Rich (No Love) Clementi is more than a fighter. He's a father, former Navy seabee, fight promoter and owner of the only 24-hour tanning salon in the state of Louisiana. The 32-year-old mixed martial arts lightweight is also on a bit of a roll recently in the UFC, with impressive wins over Melvin (The Young Assassin) Guillard and Anthony (Rumble) Johnson.
Submitted Apr 7, 2008 9:14PM by wolfman - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cro Cop Interview
(dreamfighters.com)
DreamFighters.com: Mirko, its an honor to be speaking with you, thank you for talking to us at DreamFIghters.com Mirko: Yes, no problem.
Submitted Apr 7, 2008 7:33PM by cmill21 - 10 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's
 
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