Why the Mayweather-UFC Feud is All Talk
Look at it this way:
Mayweather is expected to earn $12 million for his fight against Oscar De La Hoya on May 5.
In all of 2006, the UFC spent about $6.4 million on fighter payrolls*. That's the entire year -- 17 events**, 296 fights, 592 fighters.
In other words, in 36 minutes of boxing, Mayweather is going to earn nearly twice as much money as every fighter in the UFC earned all of last year.
McCullough Off WEC 27 Card
WEC Lightweight Champion “Razor” Rob McCullough has been forced to withdraw from his bout with The Armory’s Rich Crunkilton on May 12th. After escaping serious injuries for years in his run for the belt, the Huntington Beach fighter sustained an unspecified ligament injury in his title-winning bout against Kit Cope on January 20th.
HBO: Nothing to report on UFC deal
contacted Raymond Stallone, who handles P.R. for HBO Sports to ask him if he could address some of the comments Dana White made about the UFC airing on HBO this summer. Stallone confirmed that HBO and the UFC have been in talks but made it clear that he has nothing to announce or report.
Interview with Calvin Ayre, creator of BodogFight
Thanks to the great people at BodogFight I was able to interview Calvin Ayre, the creator of BodogFight, via e-mail. Nothing Earth-shattering here, but Ayre did address the statuses of both Fedor Emelianenko and Wanderlei Silva. He also reveals that representatives for Kurt Angle have contacted Bodog.
Sinosic Prepares for Must-Win Meeting with Bisping
If there is one thing that you wont find in the sport of mixed martial arts, it's consistency.
As UFC world welterweight champion Matt Serra has shown us, with his miraculous defeat of Georges St. Pierre, it’s that nothing is set in stone. On Saturday, April 21st UFC veteran Elvis “The King of Rock N’ Rumble” Sinosic prepares to make what could be his final stand in the Octagon when he battles hometown favorite and winner of The Ultimate Fighter 3 Michael Bisping.
Heath Ready for Machida Despite Short Notice
Representing the United States on this weekend's UFC 70: Nations Collide will be Oklahoma-based David Heath. Now 2-0 in the UFC Octagon, Heath prepares to make his debut on a main card that will be seen worldwide.
Just who is Heath and what does he have in store for the UFC light heavyweight division?
ROF 29 Fighter Focus: Scott Jorgensen
Jorgensen wrestled in college for Boise State University. He is a 3 time PAC-10 champion and finished in the top twelve at the NCAA national tournament. Scott began his MMA career in 2006 and has put together a 4-1 record. He was also a training/sparring partner of World Champion Urijah Faber for his last fight. Jorgensen will be challenging Tyler Toner, for Toner's 145 YOUNG GUN CHAMPIONSHIP belt.
Elvis "The King of Rock n Rumble" Sinosic Interview
Elvis "The King of Rock n Rumble" Sinosic, world famous in both submission grappling and the sport of MMA, is know as a fighter who will take on the toughest of challenges. On Saturday, April 21st, Elvis will take on The Ultimate Fighter 3 winner, Michael Bisping at UFC 70: Nations Collide - the largest MMA event to ever be seen in the UK - at Manchester's MEN Arena.link
TANK Abbot to Replace Sapp at Cage Rage 21
It is with regret that we have to announce the withdrawal of Bob Sapp from his fight against Gary Turner. Due to personal reasons, he is unlikely to be available in London in time to enter the cage. Therefore, because of the uncertainly, we have had to make this very difficult decision.
SHOOTO PLANS MOVE INTO U.S. MARKET
Having produced some of the best lightweights in the world such as Takanori Gomi, Hayato “Mach” Sakurai, Joachim Hansen, Caol Uno, Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto and Vitor “Shaolin” Ribiero, Shooto now looks to make its way to the United States in partnership with California-based Warrior’s Cup.
Martin Kampmann Interview
One of the rising stars of the UFC's Middleweight division is Denmark's Martin Kampmann. Bloodyknux.Com's Tyler Horton was privleged enough to catch up with Martin recently and discussed everything with him from his adjustments to life and fighting in the US, thoughts about his June bout against former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin and more.
More on Singer vs. Masterson
I believe this fight has less to do with Singer or Masterson and more to do with another evolution that has to happen in MMA: the development of acceptable scoring criteria. When you combine different sports into one as is the case with MMA, you also import the different scoring criteria and values that underwrite them from each sport. Unfortunately, sometimes those different criteria either conflict or confuse the process.
Proposed MMA Legislation Could Hurt Smaller Shows
Last month the Illinois House of Representatives passed H.B. 1947 by a vote of 96-10. If the bill is approved by the Illinois Senate and governor, promoters of professional MMA shows would be required to obtain a minimum of $50,000 of insurance for each fighter and have at least $10,000 in liquid assets or a surety bond to ensure the show can meet its financial obligations. The bill would also prohibit promoters from also participating as trainers, fighters, referees or judges.
Illinois Boxing Commission spokeswoman Sue Hofer told InsideFighting.com that the purpose of the legislation is to ensure that MMA is carefully regulated in the state and on equal footing with boxing. “We want to treat MMA exactly the same as boxing in Illinois.”
Arlovski gets title shot with UFC 70 win
Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski will get another crack at regaining the title if he can get past Fabricio Werdum this weekend at UFC 70, according to statements from UFC President Dana White in a conference call yesterday.
UFC 70 preview: Bisping vs. Sinosic
Don’t be fooled by Elvis Sinosic’s 8-9-2 record, he will be a very game test for the promising Brit’ Bisping. When Sinosic met Forrest Griffin in 2005 he gave the reality star all he could handle on the feet until a left hook found a home on his chin. Bisping has a decent ground game (even a rumored submission over Tito Ortiz while training) but he will want to keep this fight on the feet. Elvis will be much obliged. “The King” will bring a lot out of Michael Bisping that we haven’t seen yet. Look for an exciting fight with a lot of crowd participation. Bisping lives forty minutes from M.E.N Arena, if he lived any closer he would be fighting in his own backyard.