Sokoudjou Not Signing With ELITE XC
The stable of fighters now in official free agency after the Zuffa buyout of Pride continues to grow on almost a daily basis and one of the most sought after light heavyweight prizes on the market, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, will not be signing with Elite XC as many had thought going into the Shamrock/Baroni Elite XC produced pay-per-view that took place last month.
Athletic Commissions Differing Drug Policies
The recent trends in MMA with positive drug tests have taken over the headlines on just about every website, forum and newspaper that covers the sport. Recently, the California State Athletic Commission released its most recent results for athletes competing in combat sports in the state and the numbers were staggering for the overall positive tests.
CC is bringig Bonjasky and Yyvel
i'm a bit lazy to translation right now so here is just short summary
he will bring Bonjasky, Iyvel and Ivan Hippolyte to train with them.....................something about training more stand up (he'll train in this proportion: stand up/ground game 80:20)...and he had also mentioneted that he will get octagon next week
if anyone have the will to translate the whole article please be my guest : http://www.vecernji.hr/newsroom/sports/more/1778600/index.do;jsessionid=A9C15A119E0A46BE3791FD10F9A1694D.2
Patient Wanderlei Still Wants Liddell
Former PRIDE middleweight ace Wanderlei Silva (Pictures) is coming to America.
"I'm moving to the U.S., but I still don't know where I'll live. I'm in doubt between Las Vegas and Florida," Silva stated. "I'm going there to see a house … and after this I'll decide."
The Brazilian admits he doesn't even know where he will train, "I'm shooting in the dark, and I'm still thinking how I will train. I have to see the available gyms, where I'll train, and with who."
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UFC on ESPN
Spike may not be the only cable network offering UFC content. The organization is in discussions with HBO, and has had preliminary discussions with ESPN, about securing a distribution deal for additional live events and other UFC content, according to executives from both networks.
So, About Those Steroids…
Tumultuous times for the barely-potty-trained sport of MMA: in a first of its kind, two UFC main event fighters have tested positive for unpronounceable pharmaceuticals. Weeks ago, a living legend with the physique of Mahatma Gandhi was caught with the needle.
New Season of Tapout Begins Aug. 1
Los Angeles, CA. - From the producers of American Chopper and Dirty Jobs, the VERSUS original series TapouT follows Mask, Punkass and Skyskrape-the crew behind the premier mixed martial arts clothing and gear line TapouT-on their cross country travels in search of the next MMA superstar. After a great series debut in June- which included three episodes and saw a 140 percent increase in household impressions for the time period average-all new episodes featuring the bad boys of MMA will premiere on VERSUS Wednesdays beginning August 1st at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
IFL To Start Drug Testing
The commissioner of the IFL, Kurt Otto, is a very busy man. He and his partner Gareb Shamus have single-handedly started up the first team mixed martial arts promotion in America...
Chris Lytle vs. Tristan Yunkers Aug. 11, UFL
Tristan “The Tarantula” Yunker (11-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will fight Chris Lytle (23-14-5 MMA, 3-6 UFC) in the main event of a United Fight League card in Indianapolis. The event takes place Aug. 11 at Canseco Fieldhouse.The contracts were signed today, according to representatives from Yunker’s camp.