Brazilian Notebook: Silva Refocusses
The boom that made mixed martial arts popular in the U.S. is about to travel south to Brazil. During the past few weeks, several events took place across the country, and there are a lot more scheduled.
UFC 70 Salary Breakdown
MMAWeekly has obtained the fighter salary information for UFC 70, which took place on April 21st in Manchester, England.
Hendo Wants A Shot At UFC Champ LIddell
“I would love to fight Chuck Liddell,” Pride Middleweight and Welterweight Champion Dan Henderson recently told me recently. “That is the fight that would pay me the most and do the most for my career.”
Bashing The UFC For No Good Reason
For a meager $54.95, one can bear witness to boxing’s resurrection when “The Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya faces off with “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on Saturday.
Sherk Chasing Floyd
It's not unusual when a fighter attends a big match and gets a seat at ringside, hoping to land a fight with the winner of the main event.
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UFCjunkie.com Exclusive: Andrei Arlovski Talks Title Shot
When a fight between former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski and PRIDE veteran Fabricio Werdum was added to last month’s UFC 70 card, we figured the victor could emerge with a future title shot.
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Bonnar Back At UFC 73
Stephan Bonnar confirmed Thursday that he will return to competitive fighting Saturday, July 7 at UFC 73 in Sacramento, Calif. Bonnar, whose nine-month suspension for a positive steroid test ends May 26, has not seen action since a unanimous decision loss to Forrest Griffin at UFC 62 last August.
MMANews.com Exclusive Interview With UFC's Jon Fitch
MMANews.com's own Scott recently spoke with the consistent UFC Welterweight contender Jon Fitch to discuss his upcoming UFC bout in June, why he keeps falling under the main-TV or PPV radar, his teammate Josh Koscheck's recent victory over Diego Sanchez, the UFC acquiring PRIDE and if he'd go over there to fight, among a number of other topics.
Exclusive: Sokoudjou On Silva, Arona/Lil Nog, More [Pt. 1]
Often in the fight game, fighters are introduced with mega hype. They exceled in single martial arts fields - star wrestler, champion kickboxer, etc. Sometimes though, guys just come out of nowhere. Our latest MMANews.com exclusive interview is with someone who falls under that description.
Jason "Mayhem" Miller is 26 and has been a professional mixed martial artist for six years, but he says he's been a fighter long before that.
From Left Field
The world of sports is a very interesting one. I think the best thing about sports is that you never have to grow up as long as you're involved.
Boxing vs. MMA? Everyone can win
The prevailing news story in this week of Oscar De La Hoya vs. Mayweather, is that this is boxing's last stand, and that MMA, and more particularly, the UFC, is taking over.
Change of plans (Article on Randy)
When 43-year-old Randy Couture won the UFC heavyweight championship in March by upsetting 6-foot-8 Tim Sylvia, many of his fans filled Internet bulletin boards with concerns for his safety.
Boxing resorts to low blows attacking UFC
Apparently, it's time to take a side.
The Floyd Mayweather-Oscar De La Hoya fight this Saturday has turned into boxing's last stand, and the sport is declaring war on mixed martial arts.
new article from cbssportsline
here is a response from the guy who wrote the anti-mma article, its too bad the way some fans responded no one deserves to hear some of the things he did....hes still a douche though
ufc 70 salary breakdown
Here is a list of the salary breakdown for the fighters......put considering it only comes to a total of $845,000 (£422,500) and they made over $2m in ticket sales alone EXCLUDING ppv money and merchandise (which broke the MEN Arena records) I cant help thinking some of the fighters sould be paid a bit more......thoughts?
Main Event Fighters
-Mirko Cro Cop: $350,000 (2nd fight in UFC after 24 fights in Pride; lost to Gabriel Gonzaga)
-Gabriel Gonzaga: $60,000 (4th fight in UFC; defeated Mirko Cro Cop)
Main Card Fighters
-Andrei Arlovski: $160,000 (13th fight in UFC; defeated Fabricio Werdum)
-Fabricio Werdum: $80,000 (1st fight in UFC after 6 fights in Pride; lost to Andrei Arlovski)
-Ryoto Machida: $42,000 (2nd fight in UFC; defeated David Heath)
-Cheick Kongo: $40,000 (4th fight in UFC; defeated Assuerio Silva)
-Michael Bisping: $24,000 (3rd fight in UFC; defeated Elvis Sinosic)
-Elvis Sinosic: $8,000 (7th fight in UFC; lost to Michael Bisping)
-Assuerio Silva: $8,000 (3rd fight in UFC; lost to Cheick Kongo)
-David Heath: $6,000 (3rd fight in UFC; lost to Ryoto Machida)
Preliminary Match Fighters
-Alessio Sakara: $20,000 (4th fight in UFC; defeated Victor Valimaki)
-Terry Etim: $12,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Matt Grice)
-Paul Taylor: $8,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Edilberto de Oliveira)
-Junior Assuncao: $6,000 (2nd fight in UFC; defeated David Lee)
-Jess Liaudin: $6,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Dennis Siver)
-Edilberto de Oliveira: $4,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Paul Taylor)
-Victor Valimaki: $3,000 (2nd fight in UFC; lost to Alessio Sakara)
-Matt Grice: $3,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Terry Etim)
-Dennis Siver: $3,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Jess Liaudin)
-David Lee: $2,000 (2nd fight in UFC; lost to Junior Assuncao)
Combined Fighter Payroll: $845,000
ESPN Show Hosts Bash The UFC....AGAIN
It seems that despite the growing popularity of mixed martial arts and its increasing exposure in the mainstream, there are still many people within the sporting community who still do not accept MMA nor understand it, even at a fundamental level.