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NAKAMURA APPEALS DRUG ALLEGATION
(thefightnetwork.com)
Japanese Fighter’s Management Contacts CSAC By Loretta Hunt (loretta@thefightnetwork.com) Representation for UFC 76 participant Kazuhiro Nakamura have requested a “cancellation” of their client’s three-month suspension for a positive marijuana test, said California State Athletic Commission Associate Governmental Program Analyst Bill Douglas today. In response, Douglas has scheduled the Japanese light heavyweight onto its agenda to present his appeal at an Oct. 31 hearing in downtown Los Angeles. Nakamura yielded a positive result for the non-approved substance following his Sept. 22 loss to Lyoto Machida at the Honda Center in Anaheim and was fined $500 along with the suspension............................
Submitted Oct 11, 2007 1:54PM by CornishMMA - 0 comments
 
Kimbo Slice Signs with EliteXC
(proelite.com)
Legendary street fighter Kimbo Slice signs long-term contract with EliteXC. More information to come...
Submitted Oct 11, 2007 1:47PM by NME - 9 comments
 
Intelligently Defending 10.11.07: Five Questions for UFC 77
(411mania.com)
Rich Franklin will try to recapture his middleweight title when he takes on Anderson Silva at UFC 77. There are many questions to be considered heading into the event. In this edition of Intelligently Defending we will take a look at five particular questions that will get answered on the 20th.
Submitted Oct 11, 2007 10:22AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
 
The Fedor Saga: Deal confirmed, possibilities endless
(mma-analyst.com)
A good primer to all of the Fedor news circulating on the 'Net today. The article goes through some of the rumors, the possibilities, the analysis of the rumors, and has some updates to the newest news out there on the deal and who may be involved.
Submitted Oct 11, 2007 9:43AM by LR - 19 comments
 
Another Source Claims Liddell vs. Silva Is On For December
(mmanews.com)
The following is an excerpt from Dave Meltzer's news update today at WrestlingObserver.com: Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva is now verbally agreed upon by both sides to take place on 12/29 in Las Vegas..................................
Submitted Oct 11, 2007 7:51AM by CornishMMA - 6 comments
 
Liddell VS Silva Not Ready Yet
(mmaweekly.com)
A proposed fight between Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva is currently being discussed, but has yet to be finalized. Liddell’s trainer, John Hackleman, confirmed to MMAWeekly that the fight has been talked about by Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White, but nothing is official.
Submitted Oct 11, 2007 7:44AM by aznteabagger - 3 comments
 
PRIDE Worldwide President Comments On Firings
(mmaweekly.com)
Late last week, Jaime Pollack, president of Pride FC Worldwide, notified employees that the company office in Tokyo was being closed and that they were dismissed. Several accounts in the media painted a bleak picture surrounding the firings, indicating indifference and betrayal. Pride FC Worldwide, citing “erroneous media reports,” released a statement this week about the Tokyo office and the release of its staff. Makes it sound like PRIDE is dead, yet it isn't really dead. It almost makes the situation more confusing.
Submitted Oct 11, 2007 6:48AM by DCRage - 1 comment
 
Kimbo Slice NOT fighting in Palace FC
(sherdog.com)
Kevin Ferguson (Pictures), who fought under the name Kimbo Slice in street fights that were taped and sold on the Internet, will not meet David "Tank" Abbott, himself a reputed "street fighter," in the Palace Fighting Championship, Sherdog.com was told Wednesday evening. Earlier in the day through Christian Printup, the Tachai Palace Hotel & Casino Entertainment Director, PFC offered a deal to the fighters' management teams that he said would have paid out a six-figure purse to the winner. Slice's management declined the deal because their fighter had committed elsewhere, Printup said. He would not comment as to with whom Slice had signed.........................
Submitted Oct 11, 2007 6:32AM by CornishMMA - 4 comments
 
Diaz Locked in with EliteXC
(sherdog.com)
Nick Diaz (Pictures) has signed an exclusive deal to fight in the U.S. with EliteXC that will add an additional two years to his current contract, which has two fights remaining, Sherdog.com learned late Wednesday. Diaz will fight next on Nov. 10 in Corpus Christi, Texas in an EliteXC 160-pound title fight.......................
Submitted Oct 11, 2007 6:28AM by CornishMMA - 5 comments
 
Daniel Puder and Paul Buentello confirmed for next Strikeforce card.
(thefightnetwork.com)
Heavyweight Daniel Puder has confirmed he will compete on the Strikeforce promotion’s next card Friday, Nov. 16 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. No opponent has been named for the 26-year-old Californian. Puder will join fellow heavyweight Paul Buentello on the Nov. 16 card. Buentello (23-9) last fought in June when he defeated former K-1 star Carter Williams by second-round knockout at Strikeforce “Shamrock vs. Baroni.” A product of the American Kickboxing Academy, he will enter his latest bout on a four-fight winning streak, having won all four by KO or TKO. Buentello has won 10 of his last 11 fights, the lone hiccup an infamous 15-second KO loss to Andrei Arlovski at UFC 55 in October 2005. ------------------------------------- I wish WEC would have more cards at a faster pace, like Strikeforce.
Submitted Oct 10, 2007 10:53PM by Scott_Revels - 10 comments
 
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has MMA in his sights
(sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
Mark Cuban has always enjoyed a good scrap. Now the volatile Dallas Mavs owner wants to mix it up as a martial arts businessman. A MMA fan for years, Cuban recently unveiled his latest brainchild, HDNet Fights, a new MMA organization poised to make an impact on one of America's fastest-growing sports. Through HDNet Fights, Cuban will sign pro fighters, broadcast bouts on his high-def cable channel and promote live events. His first card is set for this Saturday at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Submitted Oct 10, 2007 10:20PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
 
Boxing and MMA: There's room for all of us
(msn.foxsports.com)
As we enjoy some of the finest weeks of boxing in quite some time, it is time to put to rest the topic that you see filling up message boards and sports blogs across cyberspace. With an outstanding Taylor-Pavlik fight in the rear-view mirror and many huge bouts to come in the next few months, boxing, despite what some contest, is by no means dead. Moreover, in a day and age when observers wonder if MMA is preparing for a takeover in the world of combat sports, boxing has reaffirmed itself as one of the world's finest athletic competitions. Thanks to the Kelly Pavliks, Manny Pacquiaos, Ricky Hattons, and Miguel Cottos of the boxing world, the Sweet Science appears alive and well.
Submitted Oct 10, 2007 10:18PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
 
Wanderlei Silva Headlines UFC 77 Autograph Session
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 77 takes place next weekend at Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena, and the UFC has organized an autograph session and question-and-answer segment to coincide with Friday’s weigh-ins.
Submitted Oct 10, 2007 9:35PM by aznteabagger - 2 comments
 
Fedor committed to fighting for M-1, not UFC
(thefightnetwork.com)
If this is true, then this really sucks. How long can he stay the #1 ranked P4P fighter in the world when he hasn't fought anyone of note in a while, and a large portion of the top heavyweight talent is in the UFC? What a bummer...
Submitted Oct 10, 2007 3:38PM by DoTheMMAth - 49 comments
 
MMAWEEKLY WORLD MMA RANKINGS UPDATED (10th OCT)
(mmaweekly.com)
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, October 10. This system ranks the top ten MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the six largest weight classes, as voted on by MMAWeekly. We take into consideration a fighter's performance in addition to his win-loss record, head-to-head and common opponents, difficulty of opponents, and numerous other factors in what is the most comprehensive rankings system in the sport. As always, fighters who are currently serving drug-related suspensions are not eligible for top ten consideration. Here are the current MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings, which are up-to-date as of October 10.
Submitted Oct 10, 2007 1:30PM by CornishMMA - 22 comments
 
Machida Wants Jardine Next
Keith Jardine and Forrest Griffin were the talk of the town at UFC 76. Both Jardine and Griffin upset favorites Chuck “the Iceman” Liddell and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua respectively, instantly catapulting themselves up the Light Heavyweight rankings. Despite improving his MMA record to a perfect 11-0 that very same night by defeating Kazuhiro Nakamura, Ryoto “Lyoto” Machida was lost in the shadows. As a result, it is natural that the Brazilian would like to prove himself and stake his place amongst the upper echelons of the Light Heavyweight division. And what better way to make a statement than to take on the LHW division’s current “it-boy”? In an interview with Brazilian publication, Portal Do Vale Tudo, Lyoto Machida reveals that he would very much like to fight Jardine. Machida states, “I would like to fight against Keith Jardine. If he could knock out Forrest Griffin and defeat Chuck Liddell, then he is the one I want to fight.” Unfortunately for Ryoto, it may be a while before we see him getting a shot at the title. Machida is in a very difficult position. He is a great, proven fighter; yet he lacks the drawing power that many of the other fighters possess in the Light Heavyweight division. A victory against a high profile fighter such as Jardine or Griffin could very well be the catalyst that Machida needs to boost his popularity in UFC.
Submitted Oct 10, 2007 12:14PM by komodo20 - 15 comments
 
Roger Huerta has found solace as rising star in UFC
(sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
The bridge had been dangling in the river for less than a week, but it had already become a macabre civic landmark, the Twin Cities' answer to Manhattan's Ground Zero. On a scorching day last August, Roger Huerta was piloting his Jeep Commander from downtown Minneapolis to the St. Paul YMCA, where he trains in mixed martial arts. He drove slowly as he crossed the Mississippi River, pointing out the remnants of the I-35W bridge, whose collapse had caused the deaths of 13 Minnesotans six days earlier.
Submitted Oct 10, 2007 12:06PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
 
Q&A with Machida - wants to fight Jardine next
(fightbeat.com)
If an undefeated fighter is a virtually unknown to the mainstream fans the first reason that comes to mind is that he hasn’t fought top competition. This could not be further from the truth when it comes to UFC 205 lb. contender Lyoto Machida. Lyoto has fought and defeated UFC stars Rich Franklin, B.J Penn, and Stephan Bonnar. Most recently Lyoto won a one-sided unanimous decision over Pride Veteran Kazuhiro Nakamura at UFC 76 making Lyoto a perfect 3-0 in the UFC. In this must read interview Lyoto explains how he bucked the trend and made a successful transition into the octagon, his toughest fight of his career, and who he wants to make unlucky victim number 12. All of this and much more in this fightbeat exclusive......................
Submitted Oct 10, 2007 11:46AM by CornishMMA - 4 comments
 
Lessons to be learned from UFC's rematch history
(sportsline.com)
At UFC 77 on Oct. 20, Rich Franklin will have the opportunity to avenge the most devastating loss of his career. It was one year ago that Anderson Silva brutalized Franklin with devastating knees from the clinch, and took Franklin's middleweight title in the first round. In order to win back his title, Franklin will have to not only defeat Silva but conquer the memory of that first fight. UFC history suggests that is easier said than done. There have been 53 rematches in UFC history. Setting aside draws and no contests, the fighters who won the previous bout were 33-17 in the rematch, winning two-thirds of those fights.
Submitted Oct 10, 2007 8:24AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
 
Drew Fickett signs up for 3 fight deal with Cage Rage
(cagerage.tv)
Drew Fickett has signed up to a 3 fight deal and will fight on December 1st at the EliteXc presents Cage Rage 24 show. Drew has stepped up to the plate and will take on veteran Mark Weir in what promises to be an absolute war. Drew comes off the back of a win in the UFC and is a well rounded fighter who has been in the cage with some of the top names in MMA and more than held his own. Mark is coming off the Daley loss and will be looking to restore himself as the number contender in this weight division. This fight has all the makings of a classics!
Submitted Oct 10, 2007 7:55AM by CornishMMA - 9 comments
 
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