New MMA magazine to launch in June
Bluff Media has issued a press release today to announce the forthcoming launch of FIGHT!, a brand new mixed martial arts publication that will hit newsstands on June 26.
Tank Abbott to fight Butterbean?
According to the rumors section of MMAWeekly.com, Eric "Butterbean" Esch could end up fighting David "Tank" Abbott on the undercard of the joint K-1/EliteXC card scheduled to take place in LA on June 2.
Phil Baroni Arrested
Information provided by the Miami-Dade County official web site states that Baroni was arrested on April 9, 2007 for one felony count of Threatening a Public Servant and misdemeanor counts for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Officers Without Violence.
UFC 70 Official Website is up
Not sure if this qualifies is news, but here you go:
Hint: At the top center, you have to turn the music off or the backround music will make it hard to hear the video promos
Trading Places- Possible Pride/UFC fighter Swaps
Athletic "trades" of talent from one squad to another are nothing new in the world of professional sports. Baseball general managers, for example, can palm off three mediocre players in exchange for one fleet-footed prospect. And so on
The Great Fight North
Welcome to our latest installment of The Great Fight North, The Fight Network’s Weekly Canadian MMA News column. This past weekend saw Montreal’s George “Rush” St. Pierre (13-2) defeated by Matt “The Terror” Serra (9-4-0) in what is being called one of the biggest upsets in the history of mixed martial arts.
This Saturday, APRIL 14th - Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals
EVENT: 6th Annual U.S. Nationals of Grappling featuring $4,000 U.S. PRO TRIALS
Presented by Grapplers Quest and Supporting Sponsors
When: Saturday, April 14th, 2007
Box Office, At-The-Door Registrations, and Weigh-Ins Open at 8:30 AM
they have joe stevenson on the poster, dont know if he is supposed to be there.
Anatomy of a UFC upset
Now that it’s behind us and the reality of the situation has set in, I couldn’t help but wonder if there was an upside to this unlikely turn of events. While I don’t envy Joe Silva now that the welterweight division has turned into the Wild West, I do think this particular upset will help the sport in terms of fan and maybe even fighter expectations
UFC Update: Nogueira, Serra, ESPN
TATAME is reporting that undefeated light heavyweight Thiago Silva will make his UFC debut May 26th at UFC 71. Silva (9-0) is the under 93kg Fury FC Grand Prix Champion. Training with Chute Boxe, Silva has showcased excellent striking ending 7 of his 9 fights by knock out.
TATAME is also reporting Alexandre Franca “Pequeno” Nogueira has received an offer from the UFC. Pequeno is 12-4-2 with the majority of his victories coming by submission.
Marcelo Garcia No Longer on GFC Card
A representative from the Gracie Fighting Championships stated tonight that Marcelo Garcia has withdrawn from the GFC card on May 19th. Garcia, a world-renowned grappler, is scheduled to compete in the upcoming ADCCs in New Jersey on May 4th and 5th. The representative stated that Garcia’s priority is preparation for the Abu Dhabis, and with so little time in between the Abu Dhabis and the Gracie Fighting Championships event only two weekends later, there was not enough time for Garcia to focus on his striking in what was to be his mixed martial arts debut.
Turmoil comes to the rankings
Since our last set of rankings in March, chaos has ensued in the world of mixed martial arts. Previously unknown Sokoudjou scored a second straight upset over a top of the line Brazilian Top Team star. Randy Couture at the age of 43 upset UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia. Matt Serra stopped the No. 2 pound-for-pound fighter Georges St. Pierre. Other top fighters including Babalu Sobral, Diego Sanchez and Mike Swick were upset. As if that weren't enough, UFC and Pride are now under the same umbrella. We try to make sense of it all with the April MMA rankings. Let the debate begin!