MMA Not Immune To Steroids Issues
With last week’s release of baseball’s Mitchell Report, as well as suggestions for improving the game, it's a good time to take a look at mixed martial arts and how to combat performance enhancing drugs.
Salmon's Future In HDNet Uncertain
After being pulled from 2 separate bouts in HDNet fights, the most recent being this past weekend, former UFC fighter Sean Salmon's future with the promotion is very uncertain, according to HDNet executive & matchmaker Guy Mezger.
Quinton Jackson: PRIDE Referees to Blame for Losses to Wanderlei Silva
Before signing a contract with the UFC and making his octagon debut this past February, current UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson suffered two losses to recent UFC signee Wanderlei Silva in PRIDE. However, Jackson says the two knockouts victories are the fault of PRIDE’s referees and that the losses would have never happened in the UFC.
An Update On Ryan Gracie's Death
It has been confirmed by multiple reports that Ryan Gracie tested positive for marijuana, cocaine, and some kind of anti-anxiety medication.
After Gracie's arrest, Psychiatrist Sabino Ferreira de Faria was contacted by Gracie's wife and immediatly went to the jail that was detaining Gracie to attend to him, which he did for the majority of the night. He was informed of Gracie's passing while he was on his way home.
The doctor stated that he administered the following drugs to Gracie in his cell in order to calm him down:
-Haldol (a powerful antipsychotic),
-Fenergan (which has a side effect of sleepiness)
-Topamax (for Migraines)
We're still awaiting the medical examiner's report to confirm the official cause of death but the police officer who discovered his death believes Gracie died of an apparent heart attack.
Team Rampage on Liddell vs Silva
As December 29th’s long-awaited showdown between Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva, fans and pundits alike are looking at the matchup and breaking it down in every way possible, trying to find the single nugget of information that will illuminate everything and produce a clear favorite.
Well, it’s not there, and that’s what makes this not only a meeting between perhaps the two best 205-pound fighters in mixed martial arts history, but an intriguing bout between two fighters whose current standing in the game may not be the same as it was a few years back, but who still have the power and mystique to provoke heated debates.
Even a man who has been in the Octagon or ring with Liddell and Silva a combined four times – UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson – is stumped when it comes to picking a winner.
VITOR WANTS BACK IN UFC; CHALLENGES ORTIZ
Since last fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship almost three years ago, Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort has spent time in multiple promotions including Pride, Cage Rage and StrikeForce, but it looks like the Brazilian is hoping for a return to the UFC at some point in the near future.
ProElite’s Shopping Spree Continues with ICON Sport
ProElite, Inc.‘s growing empire of MMA promotions now includes one of the sport’s most historic and successful organizations: the Hawaiian-based ICON Sport.
EliteXC Live Events President Gary Shaw made the announcement on Saturday, confirming the long-rumored deal has been finalized. EliteXC is the fight division of the Los Angeles-based ProElite.
Maia Eyes March Return to UFC
Former world Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion and current Abu Dhabi champion Demian Maia started off on the right foot in the UFC when he submitted Ryan Jensen with a rear-naked choke.
The Brazilian loved the experience.
Miller, Trigg Set Stage for Rematch
DALLAS, Dec. 15, 2007 -- Maybe it was the upgraded fight card, or it could have been the free "Halloween" DVD giveaway that brought in 6,754 people to the American Airlines Center for the second HDNet Fights event.
Either way, there was a special energy as the show came out swinging with a card that did not disappoint.
Andrei Arlovski To Leave The UFC?
Andrei Arlovski appeared at the HDNet Fights show in Dallas, Tx last night. And made a brief statement at the post fight press conference regarding his status.
“I will fight very soon,” Arlovski stated about his fight career.
According to MMAWeekly.com, sources close to Arlovski have stated that they are waiting out his UFC contract which according to them expires in April and at that time will move to another organization.
Mayhem on HDNet Fights
All you HD snobs out there in MMA land will get to see the evolution of Mark Cuban's latest gamble come Saturday on HDNet as well as the ever-growing monkey problem in MMA, mass proliferation of neck-beards and a good old fashioned thug-jitsu seminar.
Larenas Beats Bosse at TKO
The bitter cold couldn't keep the throng of MMA fans from downtown Montreal as the Bell Centre provided a warm welcome back for TKO Championship Fighting 31 and its circa 1999 UFC 19 title, "Young Guns."
The card was decorated from top to bottom with heavyweight fighters, but it was "The Boss" Steve Bosse who brought the crowd to its collective feet with the first step he took toward the cage.
UFC 82: Evan Tanner to fight in Columbus, Ohio
MMAmania.com (www.mmamania.com) recently learned that former middleweight champion Evan Tanner (32-6) will return to the Octagon at UFC 82 in Columbus, Ohio, at the Nationwide Arena on March 2.
No opponent has been named.
Tanner — who will be 37 years old on fight night — has not competed since a submission win (triangle choke) over Justin Levens at UFC 59: “Reality Check” in April 2006. He recently signed a four-fight contract extension to return to action and provide some much-needed depth and experience to a relatively talent-shallow 185-pound division.