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Filho Home, Back in the Gym Soon
Paulo Filho (Pictures) responded well to treatment at a rehabilitation clinic and is ready to return to training, the WEC middleweight champion's manager, Jorge Guimarães, told Sherdog.com. Filho is home in Niterói, Brazil. Doctors said the fact that he sought help and was determined to recover aided his quick improvement.
Submitted Mar 29, 2008 3:37PM by Porch28 - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC
Bas Rutten Interview
ChokeHimOut.com recently caught up with "The Legendary" Bas Rutten . Bas was as humble as usual and very respectful. Read on to hear about Bas' toughest fight, training Kimbo Slice, hanging with Kevin James, acting and working with the IFL...
Submitted Mar 29, 2008 3:35PM by Porch28 - 4 comments
Filed under: IFL
Former Pride executive speaks out about company's downfall
The name Turi Altavilla is a name unknown to many mainstream MMA fans. However, among insiders he's one of the most well-respected behind-the-scenes figures in the sport. Three-and-a-half years after graduating UCLA and after having gotten his start with King of the Cage almost right out of school, Altavilla became the first American hired by Pride USA's office in Los Angeles as their Vice President of Production and Marketing.
Submitted Mar 29, 2008 3:33PM by Porch28 - 7 comments
Filed under: PrideFC
Don Frye talks Kimbo
With MMA's network television debut two months away, EliteXC has yet to name an opponent for headliner Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson (2-0). One rumored match-up has been ruled out, however: Don "The Predator" Frye (19-6-1). Frye addressed the rumored bout during his weekly "Don Frye-Days" segment on Friday's edition of TAGG Radio (TAGG Radio Network - Home of TAGG Radio & The Lights Out Show!), a content partner of MMAjunkie.com (MMA blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps - MMAjunkie.com).
Submitted Mar 29, 2008 3:31PM by Porch28 - 7 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
Guida looking to go 4 for 4 in 2008
Thomas Gerbasi, UFC - It had everything you want to see in a fight – skill, intensity, heart, and most importantly, drama. But when it’s over, there can only be one winner, and on December 8, 2007, the man with his hand raised wasn’t Clay Guida.
Submitted Mar 29, 2008 9:46AM by Porch28 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tim Sylvia and Ben Rothwell Sign with Adrenaline MMA
Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia (24-4), a longtime UFC fighter whose relationship with the organization was oftentimes rocky, has left the organization and signed with Adrenaline MMA -- the promotion previously known as M-1 Global. Adrenaline MMA CEO Monte Cox announced that former IFL stand-out heavyweight Ben Rothwell (29-5) has also signed with the organization, which is working toward a June 14 show in Chicago
Submitted Mar 28, 2008 10:34PM by telnights - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC, M-1 Global
Welterweight Bout (Contracted weight at 175 lbs.) Jesse Jones- 173.5 Jesse Gillespie- 180 Bantamweight Bout Darren Uyenoyama- 136 Anthony Figueroa- 133 Welterweight Bout Tiki Ghosn-171 Luke Stewart- 171 Lightweight Bout (Contracted weight at 162lbs) Marlon Sims- 162.5 Billy Evangelista- 160.5 Middleweight Bout Joey Villasenor- 185 Ryan Jensen- 186 Heavyweight Bout Mike Kyle- 225 Wayne Cole- 209 Strikeforce Lightweight Championship Bout Gilbert Melendez- 154.5 Gabe Lemley- 153 Welterweight Bout (Contracted weight at 172lbs) Drew Fickett- 171 Jae Suk Lim –170 Strikeforce Middleweight Championship Bout Frank Shamrock- 185 Cung Le- 183
Submitted Mar 28, 2008 9:36PM by jiujitsufreak74 - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Maurice Smith Calls in Sick to Avoid YAMMA Show
Seriously. It’s now officially ****** up. Let’s count the fighters that Bob Meyrowitz’s YAMMA 1 event has lost to date: – Headliner Don Frye – Gary Goodridge – Frye’s replacement, Patrick Smith – Rex Richards – Two undisclosed members of the heavyweight tournament The fight card on YAMMA’s site has still not been updated, but we’ll try and keep score for ya’. It was reported earlier that Ricco Rodriguez had been tapped to fill in as one of the replacements in the eight-man tourney, but we’re still not sure where that one stands. Rex Richards was replaced by Kevin Jordan. Don Frye had pulled out for whatever reason — probably because he realized how terrible the card is — and Patrick Smith took over. Then Pat Smith had been dropped due to arrest scheduling and 90-year-old Maurice Smith had been submitted as his replacement
Submitted Mar 28, 2008 9:28PM by juanez13 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
UFC Confirms Tim Sylvia Released From Contract
UFC has confirmed that Tim Sylvia was released from his contract, which had one fight left. Sylvia's announcement, believed to be he is leaving UFC, perhaps for M-1 Global, will be made on tonight's Inside MMA show on HD-Net.
Submitted Mar 28, 2008 8:18PM by Porch28 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Team Bomb Squad to join IFL
Team Bomb Squad, a team comprised of some of the top MMA fighters in the Northeastern corridor of the United States, will make its formal IFL debut on May 16 at the Mogehan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, team manager Gary Marino revealed exclusively to FiveOuncesOfPain.com
Submitted Mar 28, 2008 4:38PM by Porch28 - 4 comments
Filed under: IFL
Tito Ortiz to create reality show Anytown Beatdown
Consider Tito Ortiz rehired. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship title-holder might have been terminated by Donald Trump, but he's been tapped by G4 to create a reality show.
Submitted Mar 28, 2008 4:34PM by Porch28 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Houston Alexander – Moving Forward
No excuses. That’s all Houston Alexander will give you when it comes to his first UFC loss last November to Thiago Silva. No talk of woulda, coulda, shoulda; no pointing of fingers at anyone other than the man in the mirror. It’s not what you expect from any pro athlete these days, but the Nebraska resident is anything but stereotypical. “A loss is a loss and you shouldn’t have to make an excuse for it,” said Alexander of the first round TKO defeat at UFC 78. “I should have done something to prevent it.” WAR HOUSTON
Submitted Mar 28, 2008 3:24PM by RMFG_187 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Josh Neer – The Dentist is In
He won’t talk your ear off, do backflips in the Octagon, or make the daily papers for some outrageous antics. Josh Neer just fights. But that’s just fine with UFC fans who have clamored for the hard-nosed Iowa banger to return to the organization after an absence of almost 20 months. And in his typically understated manner, he’s happy to be back. “It feels good,” said Neer. “It’s just a different atmosphere in the UFC, and in these smaller shows it’s just not the same.”
Submitted Mar 28, 2008 3:23PM by RMFG_187 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Davis vs. Swick Set For UFC 85
Rumors of a Marcus Davis-Mike Swick fight at UFC 85, circulating since February, now appear to be true. Both sides have confirmed today that they have signed for the fight and it now appears to be official.
Submitted Mar 28, 2008 12:36PM by DCRage - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF 7 Fighter Signs With EliteXC
Former collegiate wrestler Paul Bradley, who was to be a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 7, has left UFC and signed with EliteXC. Terms weren't disclosed and Bradley's manager declined to comment on the UFC split.
Submitted Mar 28, 2008 12:34PM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, EliteXC
Nogueira: To Be The Best You Have To Beat The Best
That line was part of a recent quick quote from interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Minotauro also notes that fighting Couture was a big reason he came to UFC and also commented on how often he thinks Champions should defend their titles.
Submitted Mar 28, 2008 12:31PM by DCRage - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Two Lightweight Bouts Announced for Next 'Sengoku'
World Victory Road has announced the first two bouts for its second Sengoku card, scheduled for May 18 at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo. In a pair of 154-pound bouts, Pancrase standout Satoru Kitaoka (Pictures) will take on Australian Ian James Schaffa (Pictures), while Eiji Mitsuoka (Pictures) will take on South Korean dynamo "Crazy" Kwang Hee Lee.
Submitted Mar 28, 2008 10:02AM by Porch28 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Cung Le Ready
Quick video on Cung Le training and talking about the upcoming fight.
Submitted Mar 28, 2008 10:01AM by babytater03 - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
Aleksander Emelianenko gets a new opponent
Alexander's opponent's name is change...againPublish date: March, 28, 2008 Finally one fighter stepped up to accept the challenge and fight against Alexander Emelianenko in a superfight come April, 3. It's going to be Chute Boxe Academy representative Silvio Santos (5-2) whose height is 189 cm and weight is 115 kg.
Submitted Mar 28, 2008 9:59AM by Porch28 - 3 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
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