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Fuel The Fighter: Lean and Mean with Creatine?
Learn the Benefits and Risks The rising popularity of MMA has increased the demand for elite and talented competitors. Both amateur and professional fighters are always on the lookout for an edge to intensify their skills. Athletes often search for nutritional supplements like creatine to enhance performance. Before you decide to see if creatine supplements boost your training, you should know how creatine works, how it will help, and what risks it carries.
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 1:40PM by aznteabagger - 7 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
EliteXC adds FSN to its collection of broadcast partners
ProElite, Inc., the parent company of EliteXC and many of the world's top regional promotions, on Thursday announced a new broadcast deal with FSN.
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 1:38PM by aznteabagger - 1 comment
Filed under: EliteXC
Gilbert Melendez retools, wants rematch with Josh Thomson
After opening his career with 13 straight victories, lightweight Gilbert Melendez (14-2) has struggled recently. A unanimous decision loss to new Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson in June was Melendez's second loss in three bouts.
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 1:37PM by aznteabagger - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
UFC Newcomer Jon Jones Is Humble, Focused, Unafraid
I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with new UFC signee Jon Jones (6-0), and the unbeaten 205lb. prospect had plenty to say about his future, and more importantly his upcoming fight with Andre Gusmao at UFC 87. When asked about his start in the sport of MMA, Jones said "I was a pretty serious wrestler in high school and I won the State Championship my senior year. Then I went off to college and won the Junior College National Championship (JUCO) in 2006, from there I had a full scholarship to wrestle at Iowa State, and then I decided I wanted to go into MMA."
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 11:21AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: EliteXC
'Ninja' Rua Likely to Fight at EliteXC’s October Show
Former EliteXC middleweight champion Murilo “Ninja” Rua will likely be competing on the promotion’s next scheduled event to be televised on CBS, which will take place on October 4th at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. A source close to Rua has told MMANews.com that while there is still a possibility he could fight on EliteXC’s September 20th event on Showtime, it’s more likely now that he will be back in action at the October event instead and his camp is now waiting for confirmation to make his return date official.
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 11:16AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
Undefeated John Franchi added to WEC featherweight division
World Extreme Cagefighting has been very active as of late when it comes to signing new talent and FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned that undefeated featherweight prospect John Franchi is the latest to be added to the WEC roster. Franchi has signed a five fight deal with the promotion, according to Gary Marino of GVM Sports Management, speaking to Five Ounces of Pain. Trained by his co-manager, Ryan Ciotoli of Bomb Squad MMA in New York, Franchi will make his WEC debut on Sept. 10 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. against Jose Aldo.
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 11:14AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
Part I of interview with new ProElite Chairman Chuck Champion
Already the CEO of ProElite since February, Charles F. Champion added the title and duties of Chairman of the Board last week after former Chairman Douglas DeLuca submitted his resignation to the company. While Champion has been involved with the company for several months, the MMA media is just now starting to become more aware of his presence. But just who is Chuck Champion and is he the right man to navigate ProElite and EliteXC through the rough financial waters of the MMA industry? While Champion did not have a prior background in MMA before joining ProElite, he had earned a strong reputation in the business community as a turnaround specialist. He initially made a name for himself in the newspaper industry, helping several papers in major markets gain market share on their competitors. Champion rose to even greater prominence after entering the technology sector in 2002 upon joining YouBet.com as its eventual Chairman.
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 11:12AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
England was good to Phil Baroni
The Pav says... England is good I would like to dispel some rumors and set the record straight: 1. The women in England are not ugly. 2. The English food does not suck. 3. English people are hospitable and like Americans. Now, I should probably qualify that: 1. The women at and around the fight game in England, particularly the ring girls and those in the first few rows of dress-to-impress seats, are hot. 2. The food at the five-star hotel in which Cage Rage put us was very good. 3. The English people are hospitable and like Americans -- when you walk around with "The New York Bad Ass" Phil Baroni, UFC Hall of Famer Mark "The Hammer" Coleman and Strikeforce Champion Josh "The Punk" Thompson. And so the adventure begins...
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 11:10AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: CageRage
The rating game: DREAM perhaps on life support, UFC turning Japanese and more
Now Japan’s DREAM (or PRIDE II, as some fans see it) is finding itself in the same murky waters. Dismal ratings have left many officials banking on its September 23 event as make-or-break for the company. And that hardship couldn’t have come at a more opportune time for the UFC, who not coincidentally has just signed a new pay-per-view contract with Japan’s WOWOW PPV company. Here’s an excerpt from Kamipro.com explaining the partnership: “We finally signed a contract with the UFC on July 11. I knew this news had been rumored before we officially announced it. We used to air the UFC. We wanted to maintain our contract, but unfortunately the negotiations were broken off and we stopped broadcasting after the UFC 70 in April, 2007. They approached us again in 2008. We were planning to show the UFC in HD starting April of 2007; although the UFC terminated the contact. I remember we were very surprised and disappointed. We are basically going to show all numbering events. Their PPV packages are 3 hours. We will condense into 2 hours by picking up 5 to 6 fights.”
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 11:07AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Legislator Pushes for Mass. MMA Regulation
The Boston Globe has apiece up about the efforts to have MMA regulated by the state. There had been a previous effort to include MMA regulation as part of a budget bill, but the item was stricken form the larger bill and made to wait until the next legislative session. This delays Massachusetts from having legal MMA in 2008. This delay caused the UFC to postpone a possible Boston card in November. Several Mass. legislators have taken up legalization as a cause for the next session: The next opportunity will be in December, when Moran said Timilty will put forth a stand-alone piece of legislation that addresses the sport. “The senator is going to move on it as one of his first orders of business,” said Moran. “Unfortunately, we didn’t get it made in the budget, but what we have is sort of a great first step with the bill, given that the Senate has already passed it and the Senate Ways and Means has already signed off on the language. So it should move very quickly. With the senator being chairman of public safety and homeland security, the bill would likely come to our committee, which means hearing and favorable release would be pretty easily obtained.”
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 11:04AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Fight Biz Quote: Jeremy Lappen
Question: Is the future of EliteXC on pay-per-view? Lappen: There’s no doubt that I think in this business that’s where the revenues are, I think you have to build pay-per-view stars to have a viable business. That’s what we’re trying to build our fighters toward is pay-per-view stars. I don’t think it’s solely pay per view — I don’t believe in that model, but I think pay-per-view is an important part of our business. But I think the fights have to be pay-per-view worthy. We’re not going to put things on pay-per-view if they’re not pay-per-view worthy. It’s hard to get people to part with their money if they’re not fights people are excited about. We want to do pay-per-view once it’s big enough and meaningful enough to be worth fans’ money.
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 11:03AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
Shogun Discusses Recovery + December return
Sherdog.com sat down with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in Brazil, where he discussed his recovery from knee reconstruction and a December return to the Octagon. Will "Shogun" face UFC hall of famer Mark Coleman in a 205-pound bout?
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 10:13AM by juanez13 - 4 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC
While the champion admits that it’s nothing personal before the fight, once that cage door closes, the switch is flipped and he makes it personal. “Before the fight I don’t like to talk a lot of crap about my opponents, it’s nothing personal, when it comes to interviews or anything like that,” said Condit in a recent interview with MMAWeekly Radio. “But once I get in there, I make it personal. This is my livelihood, my life is either going to go up or go down depending on what happens right here, so it’s really personal. I make that guy my enemy.” Condit understands the competition involved with mixed martial arts, but he also knows at the core of it all his opponent wants to knock him out or submit him and take what’s his. “He’s going to get in there and he’s going to try to take something from me,” Condit stated. “Not only my reputation, my pride, but he’s going to try to knock my (expletive) in the dirt.” At the end of the day it’s still business, but a fight is always personal. “I’ve got nothing but respect for the guys I compete against, but in the cage it’s a different story,” said the champion.
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 8:31AM by SmileR - 4 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Strikeforce at Playboy Mansion confirmed for September 20
Strikeforce will follow up its successful June event, which featured Josh Thomson’s victory over Gilbert Melendez for the lightweight title, with “Strikeforce At The Mansion II” on September 20. This will be the San Jose-based mixed martial arts company’s second event at the world famous Playboy Mansion. The first show aired live from the Mansion last September, featuring a main event title defense for then lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez. The event attracted a star-studded audience, including Jaimie Pressly, Chuck Liddell, Joe Rogan, Cung Le, Frank Shamrock, Josh Barnett, Andre Arlovski and others. No bouts have been confirmed for the fight card as of right now, but Japanese middleweight fighter Kazuo Misaki is rumored to be making his Strikeforce debut, as well as Josh “The Punk” Thomson, who will be making his first title defense. In addition to a full night of MMA action, all “Strikeforce At The Mansion II” guests will be treated to a top-shelf open bar; buffet-style, gourmet dinner; and wine-tasting party featuring the spirits of various California gold medal wineries.
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 8:30AM by SmileR - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
The Top 5 David vs. Goliath Matchups
While weapons are thankfully banned in rings and cages around the world, Davids have fought Goliaths on numerous occasions throughout the past 15 years in MMA. Sherdog.com has picked five of the most remarkable, bizarre and mind-boggling mismatches for a trip down memory lane.
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 3:50AM by Sam_Rothstein - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Nate Marquardt vs. Martin Kampmann likely to finalize UFC 88 main card
Could be the coming out for Kampman. Just in case anyone has forgotten that this guy is a top middleweight.
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 1:10AM by Wolfenstein - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Affliction allegedly going to ask fighters to take a 50% pay cut
Dave Meltzer reported that Tom Attencio will allegedly ask fighters to take a 50% pay cut to work the Las Vegas show in October. Zach Arnold interviewed Josh Barnett, and reports on his reply .
Submitted Jul 31, 2008 11:44PM by telnights - 23 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
Kimbo Slice to Co-Star with Hulk Hogan in New Children’s Movie
I still have trouble reading that title without laughing.

According to media sources, Kimbo Slice and Hulk Hogan are set to co-star in a martial arts children’s comedy entitled, “Kung Fu U”. It’s about a group of nerdy kids who are sent to a special school (Kung Fu U, we presume) to learn fighting skills that will help them stand up to bullies.
Submitted Jul 31, 2008 7:29PM by rycanto - 15 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, General MMA
Jesse Taylor believes UFC release could be "blessing in disguise"
Despite the UFC's recent termination of his contract, middleweight Jesse Taylor (6-3) remains optimistic about his future in MMA -- and he's open to a potential return to the organization.
Submitted Jul 31, 2008 7:00PM by postman - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
The War Is Over for Stann, But the Battles Continue
This is from the Washington Post. MMA is gowing up. Before each fight, Brian Stann walks into the cage knowing that whatever happens, nothing will compare to the hell he survived in Iraq.
Submitted Jul 31, 2008 5:26PM by zephead - 4 comments
Filed under: WEC
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