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Carlos Condit Talks WEC Title and Possible Unification
(mmaweekly.com)
“The Natural Born Killer” Carlos Condit continued his reign as the World Extreme Cagefighting welterweight champion by finishing Carlo Prater in the first round on Wednesday night. The New Mexico native was proud to perform in front of his hometown crowd and was happy with the victory.
Submitted Feb 15, 2008 1:39PM by wolfman - 7 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Nogueira Expected To Sign With WEC
(sherdog.com)
Alexandre Franco "Pequeno" Nogueira, according to sources within his camp, is set to sign a deal with WEC. The former Shooto Champion, with a 13-4-2 career record, has never fought outside of Japan.
Submitted Feb 15, 2008 1:38PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
 
Matt Lindland: UFC Won't Offer Me A Deal
(mmajunkie.com)
Perennial top-ranked Middleweight Matt Lindland is getting ready to sign a new contract with an organization, but it won't be with UFC. Lindland said Dana White won't make him an offer, and in a perhaps insulting move Lindland said it was UFC matchmaker Joe Silva, not Dana, who passed along the news to him.
Submitted Feb 15, 2008 9:15AM by DCRage - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
IFL Off MyNetworkTV
(mmanews.com)
MyNetworkTV officials have confirmed that the hit show "IFL Battleground", which had originally been picked up for a second season and was to return in the coming weeks, is now cancelled. No specific reason given. Fox Sports Net will continue to air taped fights after they air on HDNet.
Submitted Feb 15, 2008 6:29AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: IFL
 
preview for red belt
(mmamania.com)
Preview for new mma movie coming out with tim allen an randy. Source :
Submitted Feb 14, 2008 10:04PM by buckndro - 14 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
NEW Cro Cop article.
(sportal.hr)
Any crap like whats been going on in the other threads and I won't be posting anymore news.
Submitted Feb 14, 2008 6:24PM by cmill21 - 17 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's
 
UFC releases Fight Night 13 main card
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC released today the Fight Night 13 main card. Right now its scheduled for 2 hours but many are bombarding Spike TV to air 3 hours.
Submitted Feb 14, 2008 11:21AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
More on Mirko’s Departure: Emelianenko vs. Cro Cop II Now Possible
(mmajunkie.com)
During today’s press conference to announce that Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic has left the UFC to fight for the new DREAM organization, the company’s executives announced that they had struck a deal with M-1 Global, which could mean a future bout between DREAM’s Filipovic and M-1 Global’s Fedor Emelianenko. The news comes from Yahoo! Sports, a content-partner site of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). According to reporter Dave Meltzer, the two upstart organizations have signed a business deal — a move that could open the door for the promotions to share talent. Melzter said that Emelianenko (as well as free agent UFC hall-of-famer Royce Gracie) both appeared in videotaped messages saying they planned to compete for DREAM.
Submitted Feb 13, 2008 5:18PM by Bemin - 57 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's, M-1 Global
 
Dana's Response to Cro-Cop's Departure
I just talked to DW and this is what he had to say: The split was amicable and the terms were decided on in advance. Cro Cops $350k (plus bonuses) contract had a clause in it stating that if he lost two consecutive fights Zuffa had the right to void the existing agreement and negotiate a new one. CC never dreamed that he would be so overwhelmed by the level of competition he has faced in the UFC so far and and the losses have impacted him mentally. The UFC did NOT cut Cro Cop from the roster nor did they threaten to make him sit out until his contract expired if he didn't take the pay cut deal. Rather than negotiate a new contract with the UFC right now (and risk racking up more losses), Cro Cop wants to get a couple of tune up fights (and wins) in some of the smaller shows (no more tune up matches for him in the UFC) in hopes of rebuilding his confidence and getting himself back on track. DW understood completely and supported Cro Cop in his decision. The last thing DW wants to do is shell out a six-figure purse to a fighter that isn't fighting worth a dayum. Even though it would have been lower than the original figure, it would still be a waste of money and resources. Cro Cops ultimate goal is to win the UFC HW championship belt and DW believes he still has the potential to accomplish that goal. CC's plan when he signed with the UFC was, "I will become Champion after three matches. I will need two and a half or three months off between each match. I expect to hold the UFC belt by the Summer. Then I want Pride Champion Fedor Emelianenko, Vs Me the UFC Heavyweight Champion on New Years Eve." http://www.mmaplayground.com/discussion/topic/cro-cop--mean-goodbye-pride-329p1.html
Submitted Feb 13, 2008 4:43PM by The_Grim_Reaper - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
George Sotiropoulos vs. and Roman Mitichyan Added to UFC Fight Night 13
(mmajunkie.com)
"The Ultimate Fighter 6” cast members George Sotiropoulos (8-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Roman Mitichyan (5-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will meet April 2 at UFC Fight Night 13. The fight was revealed overnight on UFC.com.
Submitted Feb 13, 2008 11:01AM by madmarck - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
World Victory Road thoughts
(mmaweekly.com)
Should be a good fight for Gomi I love watching him fight. The rest of the card is shaping up nicely as well. I may just book this night off work and drink beer and eat pizza.... WHOS WITH ME?!! If WVR keeps putting out cards like this I think they'll be serious competition for the UFC with in a year or two!
Submitted Feb 13, 2008 8:43AM by SmileR - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
CRO COP TO K-1!!!
(fightline.com)

As reported yesterday, Mirko Cro Cop is going to be in Japan today at a press conference to make an announcement regarding his future. What we didn’t know was what the announcement was going to be, but now Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer is reporting that Cro Cop is going to be at a press conference that’ll be held by FEG. The Fighting Entertainment Group (FEG) actually owns K-1 and its sub-division HERO’s. FEG was going to hold a press conference today prior to the Cro Cop announcement but now it only makes sense that he would be in Japan today. A translation of K-1 HERO’s official website says, “big-time athletes are scheduled to fight in an emergency visit to Japan” and by “fight” we assume that it actually means appear at the press conference. I’m sure you’re all wondering “isn’t Mirko Cro Cop under contract with the UFC?” The simple answer is yes, but Meltzer is reporting that the UFC has been in the process of attempting to restructure Mirko’s contract which would force him to take a paycut. Obviously nobody would willingly give up money so it looks like the UFC may let the former PRIDE open weight Grand Prix champion out of his six-fight deal after only three fights. We’ll have more details on this situation as we get it, but for now it looks like the next Mirko Cro Cop fight we’ll see will be in a ring and not a cage.
Submitted Feb 13, 2008 5:55AM by NatedawgThaM - 25 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Gomi to face Ludwig - March 5th - Sengoku
(sherdog.com)
Sengoku I Date: March 5th, 2008 Place: National Yoyogi Stadium in Tokyo, Japan Fights: Hidehiko Yoshida vs. Josh Barnett Kazuo Misaki vs. Siyar Bahadurzada Makoto Takimoto vs. Evangelista Cyborg Takanori Gomi vs. Duane Ludwig Ryo Kawamura vs. Antonio Braga Neto Fabricio Monteiro vs. Nick Thompson Kazuyuki Fujita vs. TBA I would have to assume this means Ludwig will not fight on the 2/23 Strikeforce card as has been planned for the past few weeks but who knows. EDITED: Sherdog put the news up so I switched to the Sherdog link instead of the previous one.
Submitted Feb 13, 2008 3:34AM by Kpro - 12 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Josh Haynes Replaces Injured Radach
(ifl.tv)
Due to injury, middleweight Benji Radach has been forced to pull out of a Feb. 29 bout with Leopoldo Serao in Las Vegas, but he will be replaced by Xtreme Couture teammate Josh Haynes. Disappointing news, but happy to see Haynes get a shot.
Submitted Feb 12, 2008 11:17PM by wolfman - 19 comments
Filed under: IFL
 
Tarded Reality Show Concept of the Day, Part 2
(cagepotato.com)
You think Fighting Fedor is a bad idea? Ho, baby. From a new press release on Reuters.com: Rodrigo and Crosley Gracie have decided to co-produce a reality television show of mixed martial arts, combined with the Gracie Jiu Jitsu flavor, and a little drama. [Ed. note: Rodrigo and Crosley are cousins, and grandsons of Carlos Gracie.]

The reality show is based on true life grudges. Imagine a famous face knocking on your door. He/she shows you a photo. “Do you know who this is?” You know exactly who it is. He/she is the person with whom you have a grudge to settle. Then, without a clue as to where you are going, you are whisked off to an undisclosed location where you will be trained by one of the world famous Gracie Jiu Jitsu family members. Did you know that the person in the photo is also receiving the same treatment? Did you know that now is the chance to “Settle Your Grudge?” “It gives me great pleasure to bring this show to you, despite any controversy that may arise. At the end of the day, we are all humans, we’ve all had grudges, and they all need to be settled to bring closure to real the life drama that leaves us perplexed every day” boasts [executive producer] Stacey “O”. Episodes in production include: Cop vs. Con; Bouncer vs. Bounced; Biker vs. Nerd; Husband vs. x-Boyfriend; Manager vs. Employee; Old Bully vs. the Bullied; Teacher vs. Student; and Old vs. Young.
Submitted Feb 12, 2008 10:17PM by juanez13 - 8 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities
 
Tim Sylvia: Where There's Smoke, There's Fire
(bloodyelbow.com)
In this week's print edition of The Wrestling Observer, Dave Meltzer reports that negotiations between Tim Sylvia and The UFC are not going so well. He says they are a "full digit apart" on numbers, which suggests that Tim really is delusional, and that we won't be seeing him for a while. UFC really dodged a bullet with his loss to Nogueira. If he had won they would have had to pay him whatever they wanted or else they would have lost another heavyweight champion to contract issues.
Submitted Feb 12, 2008 10:12PM by juanez13 - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TIM BOETSCH STEPS UP AGAIN FOR UFC
(mmaweekly.com)
Tim Boetsch will again step up for the Ultimate Fighting Championship on short notice, this time taking over for the injured Stephan Bonnar. He will take on Matt Hamill as a part of the April 2 UFC Fight Night in Broomfield, Colo. as confirmed by MMAWeekly.com with sources close to the fight. Boetsch made a very impressive debut for the UFC just earlier this month, finishing David Heath in the first round. He took the bout on extremely short notice when Heath’s original opponent dropped out due to injury.
Submitted Feb 12, 2008 9:48PM by babalu2720 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Exclusive Interview: Matt Arroyo Talks behind the Scenes on TUF, Amazing Race, New TV Show and Matt Serra
(mmafightline.com)
Last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with UFC star Matt Arroyo and do an in-depth interview. Arroyo made it to the semifinals in The Ultimate Fighter Season 6 but had to withdraw due to a rib injury. Arroyo then won his first UFC fight against John Kolosci at the Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale in December 2007. MMAFightLine.com: Matt, I’d like to thank you for taking time out of your training to speak to me. Tell me about how you ended up at Gracie Tampa. You started training jiu-jitsu in 2003, right?
Submitted Feb 12, 2008 9:30PM by Bemin - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
BET’s “Iron Ring Fighting” Finale Taped Monday in New Orleans
(mmajunkie.com)
“Iron Ring Fighting,” an upcoming MMA reality/show competition that debuts next month on Black Entertainment Television (BET), will tape its season finale this coming Monday, Feb. 18, at the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans, La. The event will feature competitors from the TV show, which is in its final stages of production. The show, which is set to debut on BET sometime next month, features six teams of fighters that are “managed” by Floyd Mayweather, Nelly, Ludacris and other sports and entertainment notables. Coaches, which include former UFC and PRIDE fighters, are also assigned to each team.
Submitted Feb 12, 2008 6:45PM by Bemin - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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