The Iceman fires back @ Tito
Chuck Liddell has some words for Tito Ortiz
By Mike Chiappetta
NBCSports.comPosted: May11, 2007, 12:54 am EDT
Want to know what makes Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell's blood boil? Tito Ortiz. Just a few hours after the "Huntington Beach Bad Boy" sounded off on a proposed boxing match with UFC President Dana White that never happened, Liddell contacted NBCSports.com with his take on Ortiz's refusal to fight.
Will Elite XC/K-1 Dynamite set a new trend in American MMA?
On June 2nd, the much publicized alliance involving Elite XC, K-1, Strikeforce, Icon Sport, and Cage Rage will put on its first card in the 90,000+ capacity Los Angeles Coliseum. "The only way to grow this sport is to join forces and work with others so there can be a true champion," says Gary Shaw, President of Live Events for Elite XC. "When someone is in either the ring or the cage and they hold up a belt, they can say, ‘I’m a world champion,’" continued Mr. Shaw, "It wasn’t just staged from within. It’s inclusive, not exclusive."
Elite XC, as well as the rest of the alliance, seem to be taking a much different approach to Mixed Martial Arts than that of UFC and Zuffa, Inc. While the UFC is very careful and particular about building up potential superstars and spreading money making matches out over many cards, Elite XC almost seems to be putting on events with reckless abandon. The June 2nd event will feature twelve fights, most of which will be televised either on Showtime or Pay Per View.
Washington DC & MMA
Eleven and a half years and two miles. The former is the amount of time since Sen. John McCain began a crusade against mixed martial arts, calling it human cockfighting and getting it banned from pay-per-view.
Wes “The Hero” Sims Fighting Crime
Last Friday, UFC veteran Wes Sims, took the law into his own hands when he chased down a group of misfits who were attempting to rob a local gas station.
Q & A with UFC champ Randy Couture
Gabriel Gonzaga's knockout win over Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic at UFC 70 was shocking to many in the world of mixed martial arts -- except for the UFC heavyweight champion.
An Upsetting Trend?
Eulogies were written for Buster Douglas before he ever stepped off the plane in Tokyo in 1990. A mid-card athlete with several KO losses on his record against mediocre competition, his résumé didn't seem to hint he could be a threat to America's bogeyman, the in-prime and seemingly indefatigable Mike Tyson.
From NFL To MMA
Johnnie Morton is conscious of the vital role he could play in bringing mixed martial arts to a wider audience. The first truly recognizable athlete to crossover from one of the four major professional sports leagues, Morton will make his MMA debut against Bernard Ackah (1-0) at K-1 “Dynamite USA!!” Saturday, June 2 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings Updated
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, May 9th. This system ranks the top ten MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the five major weight classes, as voted on by MMAWeekly.
Liddell, White have it covered
The smiling face of Chuck Liddell, holding his son, Cade, beams from the cover of the upcoming ESPN The Magazine. The UFC coverboy is being profiled by writer Allison Glock in the May 21 issue.
Back in Vegas, Dana White is smiling too.