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Dan Severn still winning at 49
With UFC legends such as Ken Shamrock and David "Tank" Abbott suffering recent knockout losses that bordered on humiliating, it might at first concern you to find that a near 50-year-old Dan "The Beast" Severn (84-15-7) has participated in 10 MMA fights in the past 16 months. Gotta love The Beast
Submitted Apr 6, 2008 4:41PM by Porch28 - 12 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Kendall Grove vs. Evan Tanner TUF 7 Finale
Upcoming: Kendall Grove vs. Evan Tanner Event: The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale Location: The Palms Las Vegas / Broadcast: Spike TV Date: Jun 21, 2008 from kendall grove's web sight
Submitted Apr 6, 2008 1:50PM by nickcuc547 - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kim Couture wins in MMA debut
PORTLAND, Ore. – Kim Couture won her mixed martial arts debut Saturday by stopping Jessica Cruz late in the third round during a Full Contact Fighting Federation event at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Ore. After both fighters experienced long periods of inactivity on the mat, Couture mounted Kruse and began raining down punches until the referee stepped in to save Cruz at the 1:43 mark.
Submitted Apr 6, 2008 9:26AM by juanez13 - 1 comment
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Kazushi Sakuraba interview
DREAM official website posted an interview with Japanese star Kazushi Sakuraba. He talks about his leg injury, considers whether to take part in the upcoming DREAM middleweight Grand Prix and complains about traffic jams. Translated by Suki. - DREAM announced that your participation in the middleweight GP officially. How's the right leg?
Submitted Apr 6, 2008 9:26AM by Porch28 - 4 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
UFC & Spike TV Upbeat on Ratings
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s UFC Fight Night 13 and Ultimate Fighter season seven premiere teamed up with Spike TV’s new original series “DEA” to draw the highest cable ratings of the night from 7 p.m. to Midnight ET/PT on Wednesday night in the valued Men 18-49 and Men 25-34 demographics. The five-hour time slot brought in a 1.42 rating in the Men 18-49 demographic and 1.83 in the Men 25-34 demographic. Season seven of The Ultimate Fighter scored an overall household rating of 1.3, which averages out to about 1.7 million viewers. The demographic breakdown had the premiere doing a 1.8 with Men 18-49 and 2.21 with Men 18-34.
Submitted Apr 6, 2008 7:58AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, Miscellaneous
Shamrock still relevant in big picture
Where Frank Shamrock stands among the upper echelon of fighters can be debated, particularly after his loss of the Strikeforce middleweight title to Cung Le on March 29. But what can't be debated is that there isn't another fighter in the business who is better at marketing himself. The Shamrock-Le match at the HP Pavilion in San Jose gave Shamrock main event spots in two of the three largest paid attendances ever in North America for a mixed martial arts event. But he did so without the television exposure or the ticket selling value of the UFC name. Shamrock not only doesn't mind if people hate him, he relishes it, if it results in them wanting to see him fight just to see him humbled. And after being knocked off the horse in the Le match with a broken arm, and five hours or surgery on Sunday which left the arm in a massive cast, he's already planning his next moves. The timetable for Shamrock's return looks to be in about eight months. He had a plate and six screws inserted to put his ulna bone in his right forearm back together. He felt it break in the second round but kept fighting on it. It had turned red and started swelling, and he noticed when throwing punches that instead of the impact reverberating up his arm and into his shoulder, it just stopped on one side of the arm, at the forearm. He was able to fight with it, and had Le on the run late in the third round. Was a great fight, and honestly it was the first time I really felt the pre-fight stomach butterflies and giddyness knowing it was going to be great (packed arena, amazing athletes, hyped fight, charismatic fighters, crowd at a frenzy, etc, etc) from any North American production other than the UFC. Now that EliteXC has the CBS contract hopefully they can use that money to flesh out their stable even more as it still lacks the depth it needs.
Submitted Apr 6, 2008 1:38AM by Bemin - 1 comment
Filed under: EliteXC
Bodog Fight Nearing Its End
according to mmapayout.com, bodogfight is breathing its last breaths:
According to MMAPayout.com, BodogFIGHT is breathing its last breaths: Most of the company’s employees have been let go, there are no events planned…there is no new TV deal, and a recently proposed small budget…by Jeff Osborne was turned down.
Submitted Apr 5, 2008 7:35PM by Porch28 - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Manhoef to fight at DREAM 3
Nightmare of Battle found a nice nugget about Melvin Manhoef’s next bout in an interview by fightnewz.net: On May 11 I’m going to fight a single match in the DREAM light heavyweight tournament and on May 17 I will maybe fight in England.
Submitted Apr 5, 2008 7:33PM by Porch28 - 20 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
MMA trading cards: Donruss Ring Kings coming soon

Quoteworthy: “With the release of Donruss Americana II, Ring Kings will feature some of the top stars in MMA, including three-time UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture, reigning UFC welterweight titleholder Matt Serra, World Extreme Cagefighting kingpin Urijah Faber and Canadian superstar Georges St. Pierre. Rich Franklin, Forrest Griffin and Dan Henderson will also be included.” .
Submitted Apr 5, 2008 11:40AM by juanez13 - 10 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Florian To Be Commentator At UFC 83
Fresh off his UFN win and Fight Of The Night at UFN, Kenny Florian will now try his hand at commentary at UFC 83. He'll replace Joe Rogan for the PPV-Rogan will miss the show due to previous obligations.
Submitted Apr 5, 2008 8:47AM by DCRage - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
Florian wanted to send Lauzon a message
lthough many have since questioned the validity of Herb Dean's stoppage in UFC Fight Night 13's main event and official "Fight of the Night," Kenny Florian knows the stoppage was justified. In fact, Florian said Dean even warned him and opponent Joe Lauzon of that exact situation in the dressing room before the bout.
Submitted Apr 5, 2008 8:18AM by Porch28 - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bao Quach added to Saturday’s ShoXC
Featherweight prospect Wilson Reis is no longer scheduled to fight on Saturday night’s ShoXC card that is to be televised on SHOWTIME,
Submitted Apr 5, 2008 8:13AM by Porch28 - 2 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
Manny Gamburyan Calls Out Nate Diaz
A few days ago, Fightline.com brought you an exclusive pre-fight interview with Manny Gamburyan. Manny was kind enough to also answer a couple of questions for us regarding his future after his big win over Jeff Cox
Submitted Apr 5, 2008 8:10AM by Porch28 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fight Night Musings
It was dubbed the best fight card in the history of SpikeTV. 12 fights. Only two went to decision, and both of those were entertaining battles. And we got to witness a record-tying knockout. /> Suffice to say, the card lived up to the hype. Three days later, it is time for a little Monday morning quarterbacking.
Submitted Apr 5, 2008 5:13AM by RMFG_187 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Slew of New Fights Announced by the UFC for 84, 85, and 86.
84 85 86 Some of the new bouts include Rob Emerson vs Terry Etim and Melvin Guillard vs Dennis Siver,
Submitted Apr 4, 2008 4:03PM by Franklinfan47 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
Travis Lutter interview
On April 19th in Montreal, Travis Lutter and Rich Franklin will face off in a bout to determine who rises to the top of the UFC’s Middleweight landscape. While Franklin has donned UFC gold in the past, Travis Lutter remains unacquainted with the Middleweight strap, but is confident that it will only be a matter of time. MMAFrenzy.com’s Eric Shapiro recently had the opportunity to speak personally with former TUF Alum and Brazilian JiuJitsu specialist Travis Lutter, who shared his thoughts on upcoming opponent Rich Franklin, The Ultimate Fighter series, a grudge against Anderson Silva, and everything in between. Enjoy.
Submitted Apr 4, 2008 3:27PM by Porch28 - 5 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Aleksander Emelianenko wins in Russia
Highly ranked heavyweight Aleksander Emelianenko (13-3) picked up his first victory in nearly six months with a first-round TKO of Silvao Santos (1-1) at Thursday's M-1 Challenge.
Submitted Apr 4, 2008 3:25PM by Porch28 - 6 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
Another Fedor Interview
The following interview was conducted by the Korean MMA site MFight with Fedor Emelianenko: Q:You will be one of the carriers of the Olympic torch for the Beijing Olympics in St. Petersburg on April 5. How does it feel to represent Russia? A:(Fedor):I feel very good. I was chosen as one of 5 carriers of the torch. I'm very happy and proud. (Finkelstein): Many other famous Russian athletes will be carrying the torch including world champion boxer Nikolai Valuev.
Submitted Apr 4, 2008 3:19PM by Porch28 - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Quinton Rampage Jackson on Forrest Griffin, Shogun Rua, TUF and more
Just more Rampage being Rampage! Worth a watch it quite funny!
Submitted Apr 4, 2008 11:07AM by SmileR - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Pete Sell: Georges St. Pierre is a "mental midget"
Not sure Pete Sell should be saying anything about anyone else. When he's not too good himself. Anyway heres the link.
Submitted Apr 4, 2008 10:46AM by whardin19 - 34 comments
Filed under: UFC
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