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CSAC Denies Mahood Appeal Hearing
MMA fighter Bill Mahood was to have his one-year suspension from a failed drug test at September's Strikeforce event heard this week by the CSAC, but he was late in filing the paperwork and thus was scratched from the schedule this past Tuesday.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 6:38AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Tomasz Drwal and David Heath will fight on the UFC 81 undercard
Tomasz Drwal (Pictures) and David Heath (Pictures) will fight Feb. 2 on the UFC 81 undercard at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Drwal's manager, Marcin Blicharski, confirmed the bout with Sherdog.com on Thursday.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 5:39AM by CornishMMA - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
josh thomson interview
In depth interview with the punk. He talks about his upcoming fight with gil melendez, his falling out with frank shamrock, some future opponents and who he wants to fight from the ufc. it's a pretty long interview. enjoy.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 3:11AM by duggy - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Mac Danzig will be a Light Weight after TUF 6 Finale
Go figure....the vegan is feeling like going on a diet.
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 11:51PM by jae_1833 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
TUF 6 conference call notes/audio
This link has notes and audio from today's TUF 6 Finale conference call with Roger Huerta, Clay Guida, Mac Danzig, Tommy Speer and Matt Hughes.
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 7:30PM by PunchyMcGee - 2 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
Bigfoot & Ninja Staying With EliteXC
Antonio "Big Foot" Silva and Murilo "Ninja" Rua have both signed long-term extensions with EliteXC, announced today in a press release by EXC. Terms were not disclosed.
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 6:27PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
New article about Sammy Vasquez with a little more information than we have had.
Thirteen months had passed since Sam Vasquez stepped into a cage. He couldn't contain himself. Sweat from a pre-fight warm-up provided sheen to the featherweight's face. The music of Richie Valens brought a bounce to his step. Never mind that Oct. 20, 2007, gave the 35-year-old mixed martial artist a special reason to smile -- he would have regardless; it's what he did. Vasquez was a fight fanatic, so immersed in MMA that he adorned his son with the middle name "Rickson." Like others who stepped between the ropes or ducked while passing through a cage doorway, Vasquez lived for this. That is, until he no longer could. In death the MMA community, of which Vasquez considered himself a proud member, met a dedicated father who out of necessity -- and love -- got roadwork in during his lunch break and spent odd hours in quiet, empty gyms.
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 6:14PM by Bemin - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
Babalu vs Vernon White Headline Xcess Fighting Card
A good amount of former UFC stars are included in this event including: Babalu vs Vernon Tiger White, Mark Kerr, Ricco Rodriguez, Joe Diesel Riggs, and The Crow among others to take place on Jan. 12.
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 5:28PM by duggy - 14 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
The Sean Sherk Saga: Guilty, Innocent, Garcia's comments
Over at a regular website that I frequent, there is a series of articles chronicling research regarding support on Sherk's nandrolone positive test, an article also looking at the opposite view and research supporting his innocence, and also an article outlining the quotes that Armando Garcia, the CSAC Executive Director, stated during a Sherdog interview. Before reading this, the author states his opinion in the first post, but for sake of analytical argument, presents both sides and allows us to all come up with our own conclusion regarding the situation. The opposite view presents research that COULD support innocence, but toward the end of the article, suggests problems with some of the research that supports innocence. Very good series of articles:
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 4:36PM by LR - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Clay Guida Ready To Swim In The Deep Water
Stepping into the Octagon for the fifth time on Dec. 8, Clay Guida will get his first opportunity to headline an event as he faces Roger Huerta in the main event of the upcoming “Ultimate Fighter” finale show in Las Vegas. This will not be the first time Guida has been in a marquee fight, having faced hometown favorite Josh Thomson at Strikeforce in 2006 in front of one of the largest crowds in mixed martial arts history. “It’s awesome,” he said about his main event fight. “I can’t put it into words. It’s an honor to be a part of the best organization … in the world right now, the most talent I think, with their acquisition of Pride and the WEC as well, and I’m glad to be the focus of the main event.”
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 12:34PM by CornishMMA - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Legendary Referee “Big” John McCarthy Retiring
The best known referee in mixed martial arts will step down after Saturday’s UFC card at the Palms Hotel. “Big” John McCarthy, who has been a referee since UFC 2 in 1994, will work the main event of The Ultimate Fighter finale on Saturday between Roger Huerta and Clay Guida and then announce his retirement. (MMAjunkie.com first mentioned the rumor yesterday afternoon. For that story and more background information on McCarthy, check out the MMAjunkie.com archives.) McCarthy, 45, will take a job as an MMA analyst with The Fight Network.
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 12:05PM by grappler0000 - 19 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Kenny Florian Makes Broadcasting Debut at “TUF” Finale
Lightweight contender Kenny Florian, a true student of MMA, will make his official UFC broadcasting debut on Saturday at “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra” live finale. Spike TV officials recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) about Florian’s upcoming broadcasting duties. Florian, who found his way into the UFC through “The Ultimate Fighter,” will join UFC broadcasters Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg in the booth for Saturday’s main event between Roger Huerta and Clay Guida.
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 12:02PM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Summary of TUF 6 Episode 12
Run-down on the final episode of this season's The Ultimate Fighter - Spoiler alert!
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 11:51AM by DoTheMMAth - 3 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
Strikeforce Releases Internet Viewing Figures
According to a recent Yahoo column, Strikeforce reportedly had 350,000 viewers for its live streaming broadcast of its Playboy Mansion event in September. Figures for the latest event aren't yet available.
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 11:33AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Surgically Repaired Hand Likely to Sideline Brandon Vera Until April
Don't be afraid to tell Brandon Vera his October fight against Tim Sylvia sucked. He agrees with you. Vera (8-1), who has five fights left on his current contract with the UFC, vowed to redeem himself inside the Octagon once his injured hand fully heals but not before. He said he was offered a fight in early March but indicated his doctor and manager did not believe he will be healthy enough to compete by then. Vera declined to name the opponent he was offered.
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 10:57AM by CornishMMA - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Mac Danzig's Greatest Hits
Check out the Greatest Hits from Mac Danzig's blogs:
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 3:42AM by PunchyMcGee - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Tito Ortiz to fight in May?
Tito Ortiz competed only one time in 2007; in a draw against The Ultimate Fighter season two-winner Rashad Evans at Ultimate Fighting Championship 73 in July. After some time away from fighting, healing injuries and filming the television series “The Apprentice,” Ortiz expects to return to the Octagon in May 2008.
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 12:50AM by Djbb - 11 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Jens Pulver Interview
Interview with Little Evil, Jens Pulver. He talks about fighting in his own weight class and not being one of the little guys anymore, his upcoming fight with Cub Swanson, some future matchups, and the state of the 145 lb division in general.
Submitted Dec 5, 2007 8:26PM by duggy - 18 comments
Filed under: WEC, Interviews
Big John” Set to Make Big Announcement Friday
“Big” John McCarthy, a legendary mixed-martial-arts referee who made his octagon debut at UFC 2, has scheduled a media conference call for Friday to make a big announcement. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has been told by multiple sources that the legendary referee may be announcing his retirement as an MMA referee, though the news could not be confirmed.
Submitted Dec 5, 2007 4:22PM by Bemin - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
Hansen to Zuffa: ‘Soul not for sale’
PRIDE veteran Joachim “Hellboy” Hansen appeared content backstage at Cage Rage 24 “Feel the Pain” on Saturday at Wembley Arena. After a painful and stressful year, he is finally a free man. Zuffa LLC, parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, officially released Hansen (15-6-1) from his contract last month, a contract it inherited with its purchase of PRIDE Fighting Championships on March 27. The Norwegian lightweight did not mince words when it came to discussing the Las Vegas-based promotion. “I just hope people understand that the problems [with Zuffa] weren’t about the money,” Hansen said. “It was about them treating me with honor and keeping their word. I would rather fight for free, then to bend down to them. My soul is not for sale.”
Submitted Dec 5, 2007 7:25AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
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