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Page 1285 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Jesus Could be One Upping MMA Mogul Calvin Ayre
(gambling911.com)
Calvin Ayre and his Bodog MMA organization may be in for one helluva fight. That's because the uber rich pretty boy who graced the 2006 cover of Forbes Billionaire issue has finally met his match.
Submitted Aug 18, 2007 9:56AM by zephead - 3 comments
 
30 Days of Awesome
(fightlinker.com)
Boy oh boy. After nearly two months of starvation, the MMA buffet is apparently open for business again, starting next week. Let’s take a look at what we’ve got:
Submitted Aug 18, 2007 9:54AM by zephead - 6 comments
 
Kevin Iole Talks Out of His Butt
(mmahq.com)
Kevin Iole has burst onto the MMA scene in 2007 as the UFC appointed “mass media” MMA guru. Iole nowadays makes appearances on pretty much every UFC Pay-Per-View hype show on SpikeTV and on their UFC: All Access shows.
Submitted Aug 18, 2007 9:53AM by zephead - 2 comments
 
Rush To Judgement (Article on GSP)
(sports.yahoo.com)
Georges St. Pierre was talking a lot, but answers were hard to find. He promised "a brand new, better version" of himself when he takes on Josh Koscheck at UFC 74 on Aug. 25, but one gets the impression his thoughts keep drifting back to April 7.
Submitted Aug 18, 2007 9:46AM by zephead - 2 comments
 
Testing GSP's Mental Game
(slam.canoe.ca)
When Canadian scrapper Georges St. Pierre steps into the Octagon next Saturday, he hopes to not only lay a beating on an up-and-coming welterweight — he hopes to put to rest the lingering questions over his mental strength.
Submitted Aug 18, 2007 9:45AM by zephead - 0 comments
 
Cro Cop strikes back….
(prophetfighting.com)
In the aftermath of Mirko Cro Cop’s devestating KO loss to Gabriel Gonzaga there was a great deal of speculation about the way the Croatian striking specialist prepared for the bout.
Submitted Aug 18, 2007 9:42AM by zephead - 11 comments
 
Rumour: Fedor Emelianenko to Sign with Hero's
(mmauniverse.com)
Rumous have been flying around the internet that Fedor Emelianenko has signed a contract for five fights with the Hero's organisation in Japan, worth an estimated $5,000,000 ($1,000,000 per fight). Such a signing is indeed possible for Hero's, which is backed by the mighty K-1 organisation - the Worlds largest Mixed Martial Arts events organisers - yes bigger even than the UFC. K-1 typically get 40,000 - 50,000 live spectators at their largest events in Japan, and their events are screened live on terrestrial television to millions of loyal Japanese fans.
Submitted Aug 17, 2007 10:46PM by MMA - 30 comments
 
CUB SWANSON: "ONCE I
(fighthype.com)
WEC featherweight star Cub Swanson will put his 11 fight winning streak on the line against his toughest, most experienced opponent when he takes on former UFC lightweight champion Jens "Little Evil" Pulver on September 5th. Check out what Swanson had to say as he talks about his training for Pulver and what to expect when the two meet as he's confident the fight won't make it out of the first round.
Submitted Aug 17, 2007 9:24PM by peachfuzzz1305 - 2 comments
 
UFC Officially Signs Wanderlei Silva
(mmaweekly.com)
The UFC today announced the signing of former Pride champion Wanderlei Silva. In an article with UFC.com’s Thomas Gherbasi, the UFC announced that Silva will return to fight for the UFC for the first time in seven years. He last fought in the Octagon in April of 2000, losing a decision to Tito Ortiz at UFC 25. Silva’s return is slated for sometime in December. Although no date or opponent was announced, it is likely that “The Axe Murder” will make his return on the December 29 year-end extravaganza. Both Silva and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell have stated several times that they would like to face each other and UFC President Dana White has tried for years to put that fight together, so it would not be a stretch to believe that Silva vs. Liddell is the likely match-up for Silva’s return. Silva commented in Gherbasi’s article that, as a longtime Pride champion, it has been a dream of his to have the UFC belt around his waste. The signing appeared to be the realization of a dream of sorts for White as well. He stated on UFC.com, “As crazy as this sounds, this is the pinnacle of my seven year career in this company.” The UFC has reserved December 29 with the Nevada State Athletic Commission for an event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Submitted Aug 17, 2007 8:14PM by babalu2720 - 13 comments
 
Five Ounces of Pain: Fedor's next destination should be the UFC
(cbs.sportsline.com)
He's considered by many pundits to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, yet he's still a man of mystery when it comes to casual American mixed martial arts fans.
Submitted Aug 17, 2007 12:29PM by zephead - 8 comments
 
Soft-hearted ‘Rampage’ ready to bring the heat
(msnbc.msn.com)
Down in the valley it’s burning hotter than a tortilla on the griddle as we head up the mountains to Big Bear City. That’s where Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is working into shape.
Submitted Aug 17, 2007 12:28PM by zephead - 7 comments
 
Pound for Pound: Nick Diaz .The Difference Between Potheads and Cheaters
(craveonline.com)
Former UFC and Pride fighter Nick Diaz is a lot of things. He’s impulsive, arrogant, narcissistic, and probably at least a little bit insane.
Submitted Aug 17, 2007 12:26PM by zephead - 21 comments
 
MMA History Lesson: The Fight That Almost Was
(sprawl-n-brawl.com)
In late 2000 - early 2001, RINGS held its second King of Kings tournament across several of their shows in Japan. The tournament, which was eventually won by Minotauro Nogueira,
Submitted Aug 17, 2007 12:25PM by zephead - 8 comments
 
Report: Former UFC champ Kevin Randleman arrested for DUI and more
(ufcmania.com)
The tough road continues for Kevin Randleman. The former UFC heavyweight champion and PRIDE FC veteran was arrested on Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and other charges last night in Nevada, according to MMAWeekly.com.
Submitted Aug 17, 2007 11:50AM by CwB - 4 comments
 
UFC 74 Media Conference Call Notes
(ufcjunkie.com)
The UFC conducted a conference call for the media today to help promote UFC 74 next Saturday in Las Vegas. UFC president Dana White and UFC 74 fighters Randy Couture, Gabriel Gonzaga, Georges St. Pierre and Josh Koscheck all participated in the call. Here’s a recap of some of the more newsworthy items that were discussed:
Submitted Aug 17, 2007 11:45AM by CwB - 1 comment
 
Sokoudjou: "Fedor is the guy standing between me and my dream car!"
Fans, if you missed the free chat session with former PRIDE light heavyweight star Sokoudjou, check out the entire transcript to see what he had to say about his future plans and much more. Answering questions directly from the fans, Sokoudjou talked about when we can expect to see him fighting again and who he'd like to be fighting next. http://www.fighthype.com/pages/content682.html
Submitted Aug 17, 2007 11:19AM by DMcCabe11 - 13 comments
 
Nick Diaz set to compete in Shooto
(graciefighter.com)
Sadly its only a submission grappling match but it should still be interesting to see. Diaz is an agressive grappler and his opponent Shinji Sasaki should prove to be no slouch either being that hes a training partner of Shinya Aoki.
Submitted Aug 17, 2007 4:37AM by kimoron - 1 comment
 
Arlovski Interview - "I don't think Fedor is UNbeatable"
(irishwhipfighting.com)
I got a chance to speak with former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei "Pitbull" Arlovski. Andrei Arlovski is ranked, by many around the world, as one of the top 10 MMA heavyweights in the world. Arlovski holds notable wins over a who's who of fighters, which include: former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia, Ian Freeman, PRIDE veteran Fabricio Werdum, heavy hitter Paul Buentello, Vladimir Matyushenko and many others. Arlovski is best known for his incredible striking abilities, mobility on the feet, Sambo skills, dangerous submissions and even his unique mouthpiece, which contains two fangs, an accurate portrayal of his nickname, the "Pit Bull."
Submitted Aug 16, 2007 11:06PM by Cobbs666 - 18 comments
 
Koschek Interview on GSP (Video)
(ufccountdown.com)
Exactly what the headline says
Submitted Aug 16, 2007 6:36PM by Cobbs666 - 5 comments
 
TKO Notes and Quotes 08/16/07
(mmaontap.com)
MMA on Tap has learned the Adam Kastner (1-0) will face Adrian Wooley (2-0) in a featherweight bout at TKO 30: Apocalypse.
Submitted Aug 16, 2007 5:29PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
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