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Rich Franklin vs. Travis Lutter UFC 82?????
If this fight happens it is scheduled to take place on March1st. I was wondering if Lutter was ever going to make a return and I guess he's still on terms with the UFC. I think Rich takes this fight by KO. Any thoughts?
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 6:12PM by kevietre - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
The first Death in MMA
The death of Sam Vasquez marks the first death as a casualty of a regulated MMA. Sherodg followed this up with a recounting of another MMA death from an unsanctioned MMMA bout http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=10270
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 6:11PM by MattHughesFan - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
HDNet To Broadcast 12/31 NYE Event With Fedor, IFL Finals
The HDNet network has secured broadcast rights to the Yarennokai event in Japan on 12/31 featuring Fedor Emelianenko, and the IFL World GP Finals on 12/29. The deal also gives HDNet broadcast rights to Fedor's future international fights.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 12:30PM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: HDNet, M-1 Global, IFL
Douglas Dedge: Revisiting The First MMA Fatality
Although Sammy Vazquez was the first MMA fatality in a regulated fight, Douglas Dedge was actually the first known MMA-related fatality although his fight was unregulated. After Vazquez' recent death, Sherdog revisited the Dedge story through stories and interviews from 2003 & 2004.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 12:23PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Huerta-Guida: Beauty and the Best
Roger Huerta hasn’t tasted defeat in his last 16 fights, and will always have the claim to fame of being the first mixed martial arts fighter on the cover of Sports Illustrated. But there are two types of stars in MMA. There are those who become stars by winning high-profile matches. And there are those who become stars because of marketability. Like Kimbo Slice, Brock Lesnar, Bob Sapp and Gina Carano, a lot of critics will say Huerta fits into the latter category.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 12:13PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF 6: Lowest-Rated TUF Ever
Continuing a decline of 3 straight installments, The Ultimate Fighter 6 saw its average rating drop to the franchise's lowest-ever: 1.1. Ratings were also down in the key age demographics that advertisers heavily target.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 6:41AM by DCRage - 26 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
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
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