"Babalu" Disgraces the Sport
Wow, was I wrong on the Renato "Babalu" Sobral -David Heath fight. I figured Babalu's recent personal problems would be too much for him to overcome and I thought Heath would defeat him Saturday at UFC 74.
Keith Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commisison, said he was going to hold half of Renato "Babalu" Sobral's $50,000 purse pending a review of his actions during his UFC 74 win Saturday over David Heath at Mandalay Bay.
Bigger Challenge Could Await Couture
LAS VEGAS - Another mixed martial arts heavyweight is stealing some of the spotlight from Saturday night's title fight between champion Randy Couture and challenger Gabriel Gonzaga on the "UFC 74: Respect pay-per-view show."
BET series "The Iron Ring" Holds Tryouts
Earlier tryouts in New Jersey and Atlanta had been marred by negative feedback and some questions regarding the overall organization of the event, so it was with some trepidation that a number of fighters returned to make a second impression, and others flew in to Atlanta from far and wide to get a first shot at impressing the judges.
Sergei Kharitonov signs with K1, and joins Golden Glory Camp in Amsterdam.
You have probable already read that he joined Golden Glory with such fighters as Schilt and overeem, but now he signs with K1, from his website kharitonov.mmaru.de
"Sergey Kharitonov signed contract with K -1 Sergey Kharitonov it signed contract with the boytsovskoy league K -1. Sergey will fight at the tournaments by the mixed style Heros, and in the future and at tournaments K -1."
Frank Mir is His Own Worst Enemy
In June 2004, Frank Mir won the UFC Heavyweight Championship by breaking Tim Sylvia’s arm. But a tragic motorcycle accident three months later kept Mir out of the game for nearly two years and led to having the title stripped.
Clay Guida – Bringing the Lightning Bolts on Saturday
Clay Guida is under no illusions about what’s at stake when he steps into the Octagon at UFC 74 this Saturday night against PRIDE veteran Marcus Aurelio. But strangely enough, “The Carpenter” doesn’t feel pressure to even up his UFC record at 2-2 with a win; instead, he’s got that excited feeling that he’s just about to hit a hot streak.
Kid is back!
Norifumi Yamamato will be making his return against newcomer Bibiano Fernandes on the September 17th HERO'S card, which also features the middleweight Grand Prix finals.
For those who have been living under a rock, the '05 MWGP champion had left MMA for a run at Olympic gold in wrestling. However an unfortunate arm break crushed his chances at making the Japanese team for a shot in Beijing.
Brock Lesnar... Shut the Hell Up!!!
I was hoping I would never have to hear about Brock Lesnar again after news surfaced that he was dealing with pro wrestling agents after the MMA bout he had with Min Soo Kim on June 2nd at the K-1 Dynamite Show. But.. Brock just couldn't help himself.
Koscheck Willing To Be the Bad Guy
There are plenty of uncertainties regarding the welterweight title elimination bout between Georges St. Pierre and Josh Koscheck at UFC 74 on Saturday at Mandalay Bay.
No one can be certain whether St. Pierre's claim to be mentally over his upset title loss to Matt Serra on April 7 is correct.