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Couture: The UFC's Ultimate Threat
(sherdog.com)
October 11, 2007 by Jake Rossen (jrossen@sherdog.com) In an industry where every wet fart is plastered over Web pages before gas has even entered the bowels, the exodus of Randy Couture (Pictures) from the UFC was a shocking, sudden jolt of news. And though it wasn't unprecedented -- the fighter did, after all, bolt the UFC over finances once before -- it comes at a time when the promotion is flush with success, media attention and profits. Dangling from the UFC's media-glazed trademark, Couture prospered both financially and professionally.
Submitted Oct 12, 2007 4:39AM by Sam_Rothstein - 3 comments
 
The UFC tries to retire Randy
(fightlinker.com)
Oh, UFC. You’re so sneaky with your Orwellian double-speak. The Bush administration should get you guys on the phone and ask you about damage control, because while you’re not good enough to fool the hardcores, your responses are more than adequate for those drinking the kool-aid. The news that Randy Couture has told the UFC to **** off is still rockin’ the internets like a tsunami off the coast of Indonesia
Submitted Oct 12, 2007 1:05AM by Sam_Rothstein - 16 comments
 
Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva verbally agree to fight
(ufcmania.com)
Finally (sorta). The mega bout between former champions Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva for which mixed martial arts fans have clamored for years is going to go down at UFC 79 on December 29, according to a report from Dave Meltzer at WrestlingObserver.com.
Submitted Oct 11, 2007 6:47PM by aznteabagger - 11 comments
 
Dana White: “Not Surprised” by Randy Couture’s “Retirement”
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC President Dana White says he’s “not surprised” by Randy Couture’s decision to quit the UFC despite the 44-year-old champion having two fights remaining on his contract.
Submitted Oct 11, 2007 6:45PM by aznteabagger - 9 comments
 
Tito Ortiz: I Plan to Fight Next in “Early 2008?
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz (15-5-1 MMA, 14-5-1 UFC) says his return to the octagon will likely take place in early 2008.
Submitted Oct 11, 2007 6:41PM by aznteabagger - 6 comments
 
Couture Quits UFC
(thefightnetwork.com)
At the height of its power and popularity, the Ultimate Fighting Championship today lost the man many recognize as the face of mixed martial arts. UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture announced his resignation from the Las Vegas-based promotion, leaving two contracted fights, his job as an on-air analyst and his heavyweight crown on the table.
Submitted Oct 11, 2007 2:51PM by NME - 93 comments
 
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
 
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