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Five Ounces of Pain: Couture's greatest hits
If you're sick of all the public displays of affection from the media toward UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture, then you might want to stop reading. This is yet another column about how Couture defied the odds and once again proved the oddsmakers wrong with his third-round TKO over Gabriel Gonzaga during UFC 74 last Saturday.
Submitted Sep 1, 2007 2:35PM by zephead - 1 comment
Tapout Crew To Make Stars Out Of Scrappers
As much a staple of the Ultimate Fighting Championship as the eight-sided cage and bloody mats, the Tapout crew are out to prove they're more than the ugly cheerleaders of mixed-martial-arts.
Submitted Sep 1, 2007 2:34PM by zephead - 2 comments
The Master
Jujitsu, known as “the gentle art,” has exploded in popularity during the past decade largely because of mixed martial art leagues such as the Ultimate Fighting Championships and the Pride Fighting Championships. Here in Tracy, a living legend is teaching his family’s own brand of the martial art.
Submitted Sep 1, 2007 2:32PM by zephead - 3 comments
Taking Sacrifice to a Whole New Level
Nobody questioned Brett Ludeke when he walked into his office with a fresh black eye. Even if somebody asked him how he had gotten it, he wouldn't have been able to tell them. He had no idea who punched him; there were too many possibilities.
Submitted Sep 1, 2007 2:31PM by zephead - 0 comments
MMA Notes: UFC 75 Is PPV Quality For Free On Spike TV
Boxing has lost much of its popularity in recent years by putting all of the big fights on pay-per-view. Sometimes they aren't even big fights, yet fans still are forced to shell out big bucks for mediocre fights on pay-per-view.
Submitted Sep 1, 2007 2:29PM by zephead - 5 comments
'Babalu" To Face Formal Disciplinary Hearing
The Nevada State Athletic Commission today filed a formal disciplinary complaint against Renato “Babalu” Sobral and voted unanimously to withhold his $25,000 bonus in response to his actions at UFC 74 “Respect” Aug. 25 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Submitted Sep 1, 2007 2:26PM by zephead - 0 comments
UFC / Fedor meeting 'was not good'
Dear Fedor, just sign somewhere, anywhere at this point, and stop the drama!
Submitted Sep 1, 2007 9:29AM by DoTheMMAth - 21 comments
James Thompson joins Team Extreme Couture!
No link necessary. The news isn't out ANYWHERE yet. This is your OFFICIAL announcement. Congrats to Team Extreme Couture for picking up the most awesome fighter in the world. Congrats to JT for joining a great team who should help him grow as a fighter. Join to find out news before it is announced. He talks to us as real ppl and is very candid to all questions asked of him. He doesn't say "thank you fans" he addresses us as real ppl w/ names and personalities.
Submitted Sep 1, 2007 9:21AM by JimiMak - 8 comments
UFC offers Fedor $2mill per
Tagg Radio has heard from a very reliable source in Fedor's camp that the UFC has offered Fedor Emelianenko two million dollars per fight for four fights. Fedor's deal will also allow him to fight in Russia. Emelianenko's camp is on their way back to Russia to as we speak to hopefully seal the deal.
Submitted Sep 1, 2007 4:36AM by cmill21 - 13 comments
Robbie Lawler Signs Four-Fight Deal With EliteXC
Former UFC contender and current Icon middleweight champion Robbie Lawler (14-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) probably won’t return to the UFC’s thin 185-pound division anytime soon UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com) has confirmed with Elite Xtreme Combat (EliteXC) officials that Lawler has signed a new four-fight deal with the organization.
Submitted Sep 1, 2007 3:00AM by Sam_Rothstein - 2 comments
Hamill Ready to Settle Unfinished Business
When Matt Hamill stepped into the Octagon in his home state of Ohio this past March, he said he could feel the crowd, which for a deaf person is probably as close as they will get to the sensation of hearing. That made it an emotional night to say the least for the light heavyweight prospect, who then went on to delight his fans with a first round stoppage of Rex Holman at UFC 68.
Submitted Sep 1, 2007 12:46AM by adamsb - 0 comments
Henderson, Jackson Spoil UFC's Plan
For years Wanderlei Silva and Chuck Liddell were MMA's two brightest light heavyweight stars, but they existed in alternate universes. Liddell became the dominant star in the Ultimate Fighting Championships.
Submitted Aug 31, 2007 5:55PM by zephead - 1 comment
It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot: MMA May Be On It's Way To New York
“I think it’s barbaric and I don’t think it’s appropriate to have it in New York,” Governor George Pataki said in 1997. “A disgraceful, animalistic and disgusting contest which can result in severe injuries to contestants and sets an abominable example for our youth,” state senator Roy Goodman called it the same year.
Submitted Aug 31, 2007 5:45PM by zephead - 2 comments
International Intrigue At MMA's ‘Art of War 3’
Brazilian jujitsu controlled mixed martial arts in the 1990s with its form of combat that entangled opponents like that country’s native Anaconda. Not any more.
Submitted Aug 31, 2007 5:43PM by zephead - 0 comments
North Carolina Governor Mike Easley Signs MMA Legislation Bill
One bill signed yesterday would authorize the N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement Division to regulate mixed martial-arts matches in which fighters use a combination of martial arts, boxing and wrestling to try to defeat an opponent in a ring.
Submitted Aug 31, 2007 5:41PM by zephead - 3 comments
Pound for Pound: Renato “Babalu” Sobral
It’s time to back off Renato “Babalu” Sobral. Let’s call off the dogs and send the firing squad home before we get carried away with fines and punishments.
Submitted Aug 31, 2007 5:39PM by zephead - 6 comments
Miletich Confirms Hughes Departure
You know a sport is maturing when institutions come to an end. In Iowa, one of the world’s most prolific coaches has bid farewell to one of his star pupils - former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes has amicably split from longtime mentor Pat Miletich to start his own fight team, with plans to open a gym out of his home state of Illinois.
Submitted Aug 31, 2007 5:37PM by zephead - 4 comments
5 Oz. Of Pain Exclusive: Josh Barnett Responds To Dana White
FiveOuncesOfPain.com contacted former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett to get his reaction to comments that UFC president Dana White directed at him during a conference call this afternoon to promote UFC 75.
Submitted Aug 31, 2007 5:36PM by zephead - 1 comment
The Dana Pointing Game
Dana, sometimes you need a zipper on your mouth. Espeically when talking about the juice.
Submitted Aug 31, 2007 4:12PM by roman - 4 comments
YAHOO, The top ten fighters
Pretty interesting read, I agree with it too. Although I have Nog ahead of Couture.
Submitted Aug 31, 2007 1:44PM by roman - 9 comments
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