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The Best MMA story you will ever read about: Fertittas and Xyience Fraud Full Disclosure
(unlimitedfightnews.com)
Xyience, Incorporated is set for public auction on April 1, 2008, but due to substantial allegations of fraud and impropriety, the sale may be delayed or blocked. Check out these reports for more info:
Submitted Mar 27, 2008 4:56PM by Boxer_47 - 2 comments
 
Tim Sylvia to Leave the UFC?
(bloodyelbow.com)
It looks that way. Not only was there a message of a "huge announcement" coming on his website, but The Fight Network is reporting that Sylvia appears to be headed for (financially) greener pastures:

Two-time UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia could announce his decision to leave the Las Vegas-based promotion as early as Friday, according to a source close to the situation. Sylvia, who has one fight remaining on his current contract with the UFC, submitted to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in a bout for the interim heavyweight championship at UFC 81 in February. Sylvia's departure could set the stage for a lucrative match with former Pride heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko later this year. Still widely regarded as the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Emelianenko's services are being sought by a number of potential suitors, including EliteXC. .
Submitted Mar 27, 2008 3:17PM by juanez13 - 38 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Roy Jones Jr. Wants Silva Fight; Dana White Not So Much
(cagepotato.com)
Now that it’s clear both Silva and Jones want the fight, there’s just one question: What does the UFC think? Turns out, they’re not so crazy about it. Not yet, anyway. “We’ve spoken about it,” Soares said. “At first, I think there was a lot of resistance. They don’t seem too into it, to be honest with you. We’ve heard from certain people that there’s just no way that this can happen. But never say never, you know.” Recently the jokesters over at Bodog went ahead and handicapped the bout, despite the fact that it’s only talk at this point, and they pegged Jones as a heavy favorite with a -2800 line. Silva is going off at +1400, which is understandable since he’s never had a real pro boxing match and Jones, you know, has had a few. Soares, who may well be biased, warns us against underestimating Silva. “I think Anderson would be able to put up a good fight against Roy Jones. That’s my opinion. Maybe it’s unrealistic. When you talk to some people and read some of these threads, there’s people who swear up and down that it’s the stupidest thing to believe Anderson would do it, but I don’t know. Maybe I’m tainted. I’m not saying that Anderson’s going to go in there and knock him out, but I think Anderson is that skilled that he could make it a fight.”
Submitted Mar 27, 2008 3:11PM by juanez13 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Joe Lauzon: The Accidental Star
(cagepotato.com)
What began as innocent play-acting between friends on a backyard trampoline evolved into an unlikely career for Joe Lauzon — an information technology specialist by trade, a mixed martial artist by choice. Never in his wildest dreams could Lauzon have envisioned the path he has taken. “It happened by accident,” Lauzon says. “We’d been power bombing and choke slamming each other on a trampoline, and it eventually turned into a grappling match to see who could stop who. A couple of my friends started training in jiu-jitsu, and the next thing I know, I’m getting triangle choked every two minutes.” His competitive interest piqued, Lauzon decided to train, too, and through that seemingly insignificant decision, the Brockton, Mass., native charted a new course. “I was like, ‘enough of this,’ and I started training jiu-jitsu,” he says. “And when my friends started fighting, I started fighting. A couple of years ago, I never would have thought I’d be on a billboard in Times Square.” Lauzon has covered great distance in a short time, emerging as a top prospect inside one of the UFC’s deepest divisions. He will tackle Kenny Florian in the main event at UFC Fight Night 13 next Wednesday, April 2 at the Broomfield Event Center in Broomfield, Colo. And right now, Lauzon’s stock has never been higher.
Submitted Mar 27, 2008 3:02PM by SmileR - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
"Strikeforce on NBC" Officially Announced
(mmajunkie.com)
The series debut is set for Saturday, April 12 from 2-2:30 a.m. ET. "Mixed martial arts has exploded onto the sports scene," stated Jerry Petry, Executive Vice President, NBC Universal Television. "Its athletes are tremendous competitors, and the sport is one of the fastest growing in the world. As a leader in this arena, Strikeforce will be able to deliver some of the finest and most intense action ever seen on broadcast TV." The show will air in its weekly timeslot after NBC's popular late-night program, "Poker After Dark." Network executives say that it was a natural lead-in program since the core audience (18-34 year old males) is so similar. As MMAjunkie.com first reported, "Strikeforce on NBC" will feature complete fights from the Strikeforce archives, as well as other highlights and event footage. Additionally, the program will be used to spotlight some of the organization's more popular fighters.
Submitted Mar 27, 2008 2:50PM by SmileR - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Quick little Dana White Interview
(fightopinion.com)
Translated from Japanese Here it is (in Japanese). I’ll keep the summary short, since most of what he told the interviewer is similar to other American interviews he has done. * He ripped into the DREAM promotion, calling it minor-league and said that Mirko was tuning his game up in the minor league so that he could come back to the Octagon where the real competition is.
Submitted Mar 27, 2008 12:53PM by Porch28 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fights for DREAM 2 tournament announced
(dreamofficial.com)
Three fights for the upcoming first round of the DREAM Middleweight GP have been announced. In one fight Kazushi Sakuraba will face Brazilian born Kyokushin Karate fighter Andrews Nakahara. In the second two legends will collide as Kiyoshi Tamura takes on Masakatsu Funaki. In the last announced fight Pride veterans Denis Kang and Gegard Mousasi will meet.
Submitted Mar 27, 2008 11:16AM by Cladrix - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Latest Frank Shamrock Interview
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
With just less than 36 hours left until his Strikeforce middleweight title defense against Cung Le on Saturday in San Jose, defending champion Frank Shamrock was gracious enough to take time out and speak exclusively with ProElite.com (SamCaplan.ProElite.com). The transcription of that conversation is now available for your reading pleasure.
Submitted Mar 27, 2008 9:27AM by Porch28 - 1 comment
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Cesar Gracie: Medical Marijuana Behind Diaz Off Strikeforce?
(mmamania.com)
Although the CSAC is claiming Nick Diaz is off this weekend's Strikeforce/WliteXC card for not submitting medical papers in time, Diaz trainer Cesar Gracie thinks it's because Diaz has a "medical marijuana card". Diaz reportedly smokes marijuana to treat an ADD condition.
Submitted Mar 27, 2008 9:14AM by DCRage - 33 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Frankie Edgar Interview
(app.com)
Frank Edgar has gotten used to being asked when he is he going to get a shot at the championship in the Mixed Martial Arts Ultimate Fight Championships 155-pound weight class. "I'm definitely one of the players in the weight class,'' Edgar said. "It might depend on the outcome of this fight and a couple of other fights in the UFC. The 155-pound class is definitely one of the most stacked in the UFC.
Submitted Mar 27, 2008 9:10AM by Porch28 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Ultimate Fights Expand to Include Kids
(optimum.net)
Ultimate fighting was once the sole domain of burly men who beat each other bloody in anything-goes brawls on pay-per-view TV. But the sport often derided as "human cockfighting" is branching out. The bare-knuckle fights are now attracting competitors as young as 6 whose parents treat the sport as casually as wrestling, Little League or soccer. The changes were evident on a recent evening in southwest Missouri, where a team of several young boys and one girl grappled on gym mats in a converted garage. Two members of the group called the "Garage Boys Fight Crew" touched their thin martial-arts gloves in a flash of sportsmanship before beginning a relentless exchange of sucker punches, body blows and swift kicks... I for one am sick of ired of the media referring to MMA as Ultimate fighting. they call it MMA later on but it is getting redundant. also, it is funny how uneducated about the sport this journalist sounds. I for one think it is OK to train them as i train an 11 year old in MMA as long as it is supervised (teach a kids class). As for actually fighting i would say i would wait until 16+ to start because i agree that it is a little too dangerous for 11, 12 and 13 year olds participating in MMA matches however i am all for them training in it.
Submitted Mar 27, 2008 8:13AM by jiujitsufreak74 - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
EliteXC,CSAC at odds over Diaz removal
(sherdog.com)
Nick Diaz (Pictures) will not fight Saturday night in San Jose, Calif., nor will he collect the $50,000 purse he was set to receive for his bout against South Korea's Jae Suk Lim (Pictures). California State Athletic Commission executive officer Armando Garcia made that determination Wednesday. Why? It depends on whom you ask. "He did not turn in his medical information in time for the fight," said Garcia, confirming an MMAWeekly report that Diaz was removed from the Showtime-televised card. "They were just turned in today."
Submitted Mar 27, 2008 8:08AM by Porch28 - 6 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Cuban getting involved in Angle vs Couture
(http)
Kurt Angle vs. Randy Couture Update: Mark Cuban Confirms They're Negotiating Submitted by Michael Bluth on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 5:33 PM EST TNA Champion Kurt Angle has said for years that he would like to get involved with Mixed Martial Arts. In a recent radio interview, Angle said he is currently training for a MMA fight with UFC Heavyweight champion Randy "The Natural" Couture. While Angle is known for making some outlandish statements, billionaire Mark Cuban has shed some new light on what would be one of the biggest MMA fights of the year.
Submitted Mar 27, 2008 8:04AM by Porch28 - 7 comments
Filed under: HDNet
 
Pat Smith's charges reduced cleared to fight
(http)
More alterations have been made to YAMMA Pit Fighting’s debut card on April 11 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ. FiveOuncesOfPain.com has confirmed with Nick Lembo, legal counsel for the New Jersey Athletic Control Board, that Maurice Smith has pulled out of the YAMMA Pit Fighting event due to illness. FiveOuncesOfPain.com announced yesterday that Maurice Smith was tapped as a replacement for Pat Smith after Smith’s legal troubles this past weekend.
Submitted Mar 27, 2008 8:02AM by Porch28 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Miguel Torres' First Title Defense
(sherdog.com)
MMA weekley says (32-1) defends his Bantamweight Belt at WEC 34 against (10-0-1)
Submitted Mar 27, 2008 1:40AM by WhiteWidow - 10 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
April 4th IFL Card
Alex Schoenauer VS Brendan Barrett Chris Horodecki VS Nick Lamotte Brad Blackburn VS Delson Heleno Bart Palaszewski VS Jim Miller Carmelo Marrero VS Mike Ciesnolevicz Emyr Bussade VS Jason Black Rafael Dias VS L.C. Davis <><><><><><><><><><> Jay Hieron VS Mark Miller (Championship Fight) Vladimir Matyushenko VS Jamal Patterson (Championship Fight) Waganney Fabiano VS Shad Lierley (Championship Fight) sorry if this is old news...i just found it.. does anyone know if it will be on T.V.?
Submitted Mar 27, 2008 1:36AM by WhiteWidow - 0 comments
Filed under: IFL
 
UFC Quick Quote: Tim Sylvia to make huge announcement this Friday
(mmamania.com)
On Friday, around 12:00, I’ve got a couple of big announcements to make about my career. So all of my loyal fans will want to stay tuned to my website because this is huge.” – Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia — who has one fight remaining on his current contract with the promotion — reveals via his official Web site that “huge” news about his career is forthcoming. Setting a date and time seems a bit strange … wonder what it could be? Heres the link to his
Submitted Mar 27, 2008 12:21AM by SmileR - 36 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Diaz is out
(mmaweekly.com)
what is this event coming to?
Submitted Mar 26, 2008 8:56PM by Pookie - 18 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
EliteXC signs former NFL player Bobby Jones
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Elite Xtreme Combat has signed former NFL player Bobby Jones to a contract, ProElite.com (SamCaplan.ProElite.com) has confirmed exclusively through Jones’ manager, Mike Camp.
Submitted Mar 26, 2008 8:06PM by Porch28 - 2 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Matt Serra: Pierre I was no fluke!
(mmamania.com)
“It is crazy! Last year may have been an upset but, believe me, it was no fluke. What is a ‘lucky punch?’ Who do these people think I was trying to punch in the face if not Georges? Seriously – where did the luck come into it? I got him hurt and didn’t let him off the hook. Seriously, you tell me, if you aim at something, and then hit it time and time again, was it luck or did you just do what you were trying to do?… All the pressure is on GSP. He has to live up to all this BS about him, he has to step into the Octagon with a man who punched his lights out last time. I’m rematching a guy I beat inside one round, where’s the pressure? No-one is looking at me to do anything, for whatever reason, so there’s zero pressure on me.” UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra makes the case for his rematch with Georges St. Pierre at UFC 83 in Montreal, Quebec, at the Bell Centre on April 19. It’s hard to disagree with the statement above, which is not to say that Serra is going to win. He just makes a good point. Full story
Submitted Mar 26, 2008 7:53PM by SmileR - 42 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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