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Page 1245 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Former UFC Champion Checks Into Celebrity Rehab
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC HW Champion Ricco Rodriguez, coming off a loss in the IFL Championship Finals, has been chosen to appear on "Celebrity Rehab", a weekly reality series debuting in January '08 on the cable network VH1. I'm a bit skeptical about this just because it's a TV deal even though it's supposedly a legit rehab thing, some of those celebrities he'll be with might not be the best people for him to go through rehab with.
Submitted Oct 2, 2007 12:01PM by DCRage - 5 comments
 
UFC 76 Steroid-Free So Far
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC is awaiting steroid test results for all 18 fighters who competed at the UFC 76 event, but 6 test results came back recently, and the good news is all 6 passed. It appears that these were prelim fighters who have had their results back, but still good to see that nobody's failed so far.
Submitted Oct 2, 2007 11:57AM by DCRage - 4 comments
 
Akiyama, Kang Are HERO's Again
(sherdog.com)
At a press conference Monday in South Korea, the K-1 HERO's promotion announced the return of Yoshihiro Akiyama for the 10/28 event. Akiyama has been the subject of massive controversy due to circumstances surrounding his New Year's Eve fight with Kazushi Sakuraba. The outcome led to HERO's totally reforming the rules of the promotion. The promotion also annoucned top MW Denis Kang for the 10/28 card. Several other prominent Korean MMA fighters will also be featured on the card.
Submitted Oct 2, 2007 11:54AM by DCRage - 1 comment
 
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Sensation Not Going To UFC
(sherdog.com)
BJJ sensation Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, coming off his 6th win in 7 fights, recently denied internet reports saying he had signed with Zuffa and was headed to UFC. Based on other comments he made, it sounded like he almost had a deal to fight for the now-Zuffa-owned WEC, but apparently it fell through.
Submitted Oct 2, 2007 11:48AM by DCRage - 1 comment
 
Tito Or No Tito, Rashad Ready To Fight Again
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC LHW fighter and TUF 2 winner Rashad Evans, rumored to be fighting Tito Ortiz at UFC 78 in a rematch of their first fight, says that regardless of who it is, he just wants to get one more fight in this year. Hopefully the fight with Tito does get made, but if it doesn't there certainly is no shortage of potential opponents for Evans. He wants another good opponent and he can certainly get one if UFC can make the match happen.
Submitted Oct 2, 2007 9:18AM by DCRage - 7 comments
 
Daniel Puder Challenges Bob Sapp
(mmanews.com)
Former WWE wrestler Daniel Puder, now an undefeated MMA fighter, called out Bob Sapp after Saturday night's Strikeforce event to challenge him to an MMA fight. While Sapp probably is nowhere near the fighter he once was, this could still be a good fight because of the name recognition both have and both do have wrestling backgrounds to complement their chosen fighting styles.
Submitted Oct 2, 2007 9:15AM by DCRage - 10 comments
 
TUF 7 Format Apparently Set
(mmanews.com)
UFC matchmaker Joe Silva, making a public appearance over the weekend, announced to the crowd the planned format/weight class for the 7th season of The Ultimate Fighter: Middleweight. This certainly would be a good time for MW to be featured again as there hasn't been much at MW to get excited about and the last time they did MW on TUF, we got the fiasco that was Travis Lutter missing weight and blowing his title match against Anderson Silva.
Submitted Oct 2, 2007 9:07AM by DCRage - 3 comments
 
Big Nog vs. Kongo UFC 79?
(thefightnetwork.com)
Heavyweight contenders Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Cheick Kongo will square off Saturday, Dec. 29 at UFC 79 in Las Vegas, Nev. The winner will likely emerge as a frontrunner to become the next challenger to UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture’s throne.
Submitted Oct 1, 2007 9:18PM by kevietre - 17 comments
 
More UFC Programming On Spike TV For Week Of Oct. 1-7
(mmanews.com)
Spike TV " UFC Programming for the Week October 1- October 7.
Submitted Oct 1, 2007 5:43PM by zephead - 6 comments
 
Josh Thomson To Sue Frank Shamrock?
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Strikeforce middleweight champion Frank Shamrock is no stranger when it comes to litigation in MMA and according to a new interview with Strikeforce lightweight title contender Josh Thomson on PunchDrunkGamer.com, Shamrock could find himself involved with another lawsuit. After a night at the fabled Playboy Mansion involving Frank Shamrock commentating, bunnies in the press booth, a star-studded audience and the announcement of Strikeforce’s signing of Renato “Babalu” Sobral
Submitted Oct 1, 2007 5:39PM by zephead - 7 comments
 
Mixed-Martial Arts Sport Grows As Fans Learn To Roll With the Punches
(timesunion.com)
The martial arts teacher and the ex-Marine were discussing the safest way to drive a knee into my chest. I do not recall them asking my opinion.
Submitted Oct 1, 2007 5:36PM by zephead - 1 comment
 
UFC's Light Heavyweights Carry the Sport
(msn.foxsports.com)
For almost the entire past decade, the Ultimate Fighting Championship's marquee weight class has been the current light heavyweight division.
Submitted Oct 1, 2007 5:33PM by zephead - 6 comments
 
MMA Will Overwhelm Boxing: A Look Inside the Debate
(mma-analyst.com)
Inspired by Bob Arum's recent comments regarding the state of boxing, I've decided to research the whole debate regarding Boxing vs. MMA. If you haven't seen some of the debates that ESPN has so graciously put together in order to incite screaming from boxing analysts, you should definitely check out the various videos
Submitted Oct 1, 2007 5:28PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
Rankings Roundup: Heavyweight
(bloodyelbow.com)
Ok, it's time to discuss the various MMA ratings that came out last week. Everyone is trying to process the big events of the Mega-MMA September of 2007.
Submitted Oct 1, 2007 5:25PM by zephead - 6 comments
 
Arum: Pavlik Win Bad For UFC
(boxingscene.com)
In a recent interview with BoxingScene.com's Jose Aguirre, promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank said that WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik will lead the way to boxing's revival and his knockout win over Jermain Taylor is the biggest blow that the UFC has suffered to date. He also added "There is nothing in UFC or any of this martial arts bulls*** that compares to this." I believe the appropriate quote here is "them's fightin' words".
Submitted Oct 1, 2007 2:32PM by DCRage - 15 comments
 
Mike Kyle Serves Suspension, Back in Action
(mmajunkie.com)

Former UFC fighter Mike Kyle (9-5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has served an 18-month suspension after a brutal May 2006 attack on an opponent and will return to action on Tuesday at a Central Valley Cagefighting show in Fresno, Calif.
Im disgusted with this news!!! That **** should of been banned for life ffs! He has always been a dirty fighter - biting Wes Sims and generally never stopping until a ref pulls him off, he loved GnPing already KO'd fighters in a bad way, and that aint fighter bashing cos its just fact for anyone that has seen those fights and just knows what kind of guy Kyle is, he is scum and bad for the sport! In case you dont believe me then watch the fight he got suspended for - worst thing to happen in mma ever, Gomi was bad but that was just terrible and the guy is just utter scum!
Submitted Oct 1, 2007 7:47AM by CornishMMA - 17 comments
 
Matches Set For K-1 World GP Final
(mmaweekly.com)
The matchups for the 8 participants in the K-1 World Grand Prix Final were determined last night in Seoul, South Korea. The matchups, set for December 8 in Yokohama, Japan, were determined by a combination of choice and chance. Some rather intriguing matchups came out of this, namely French K-1 veteran Jerome LeBanner facing 7-foot plus Korean Choi Hong-Man in the quarterfinals. LeBanner referred to the night afterwards as being "A New Pearl Harbor".
Submitted Oct 1, 2007 6:43AM by DCRage - 5 comments
 
Renato “Babalu” Sobral Signs With Strikeforce
(mmajunkie.com)
Renato “Babalu” Sobral, who was fined $25,000 and released from the UFC after refusing to break a chokehold on opponent David Heath at UFC 74, has signed with the California-Based Strikeforce organization.
Submitted Sep 30, 2007 1:46PM by aznteabagger - 9 comments
 
Mirko CroCop To Undergo Nose Surgery
(mmanews.com)
Mirko Filipovic was yesterday quite stunned, but it was not because of some punch, it was because of anesthetic.
Submitted Sep 29, 2007 8:39PM by zephead - 12 comments
 
Ultimate Fighter 6, Episode 2 Rating Drops Quite A Bit
(prowrestling.com)
The Ultimate Fighter 6, episode two UFC reality show which aired on Spike TV this past Wednesday, September 26, 2007 scored a final cable rating of 1.0, according to Nielsen Media Research. That is a huge drop off from the premiere episode the week prior, which drew a 1.5 - large in part due to the live Ultimate Fight Night lead-in.
Submitted Sep 29, 2007 8:23PM by Sam_Rothstein - 17 comments
 
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