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Page 1351 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Fighter Chooses MMA Over Pro Football
There are a very few skilled enough athletes to be able to make sports their profession. Even fewer are those who are able to do two professional sports at once. So when the time comes for an athlete to make a choice between two sports and focus on just one, it’s a decision that very few can empathize with. LINK
Submitted May 7, 2007 4:39PM by zephead - 3 comments
 
Sokoudjou Rising
Rameau Thierry “Sokoudjou”? Maybe you’d recognize him more by “the guy that knocked out Antonio Rogerio Nogueira” or “the guy that knocked out Ricardo Arona." Oh yeah, that guy. LINK
Submitted May 7, 2007 4:37PM by zephead - 1 comment
 
UFC Live Gate Numbers
The UFC held three events in the month of April and two of those events were very successful at the live box office. The UFC had strong debuts in two new markets as UFC 69 took place in Houston, Texas and UFC 70 took place in Manchester, England. LINK
Submitted May 7, 2007 4:36PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
Kampmann Out Of UFC Main Event VS Franklin
Martin Kampmann is out of the announced main event for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first foray into Northern Ireland. He was scheduled to enter the Octagon to face the #4 ranked middleweight fighter in the world and former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin. LINK
Submitted May 7, 2007 4:34PM by zephead - 6 comments
 
On a ‘Rampage’ vs. Liddell
Shortly after beating Marvin Eastman in his UFC debut, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson said he’d like a couple of more fights before taking on Chuck Liddell for the lightweight title. Yet here he is, training in the 8,000-foot altitude of Big Bear, Calif., slightly less than three weeks away from stepping into The Octagon against the Iceman. LINK
Submitted May 7, 2007 2:44PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
UFCjunkie.com Exclusive: Marcus Davis vs. Paul Taylor at UFC 72
As UFCjunkie.com first reported, rising welterweight contender Marcus Davis (11-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) was recently added to the UFC 72 fight card in Ireland. LINK
Submitted May 7, 2007 2:39PM by zephead - 3 comments
 
UFC building up to July extravaganza
Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White told anyone who would listen that the breakout year the promotion had in 2006 was only the beginning for the resurgent mixed martial arts franchise. LINK
Submitted May 7, 2007 2:32PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
The World is Ready for the UFC - UFC 73 on July 7th
Tired of paying your hard-earned cash for events packed with hype and little else? Sick of sitting down for a pay-per-view event and finding out that you’re paying over $50 for just three fights that include a showcase and a mismatch? LINK
Submitted May 6, 2007 8:31PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
IFL fighter Jeremy Williams passes away
I just came across this on the IFL werbsite, he was showcased on a recent epsidoe of "IFL Battleground". LINK RIP
Submitted May 6, 2007 5:47PM by richieb19 - 7 comments
 
Mayweather backing down already?
According to this Dana says he can make a very competitiver offer to Mayweather (relative to his recent payday), yet Mayweather says he was only kidding/hyping the fight. LINK
Submitted May 6, 2007 12:27PM by JimiMak - 8 comments
 
Sperry & Butterbean Head Cage Rage 22
UFC 70 and Cage Rage 21 are fading in our minds now and having just had the Cage Warriors show, things are all quiet on the live event front. So it’s a collective picking up of the pieces for the fighters whilst promoters work hard at booking the next event. LINK
Submitted May 6, 2007 9:52AM by zephead - 0 comments
 
HBO PPV Announcers Disagree On MMA
It’s over, finally after weeks of pontification by many fans and experts, the question was seemingly answered, did Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s highly-anticipated match-up prove to be the savior of boxing in the eyes of the general public? LINK
Submitted May 6, 2007 9:51AM by zephead - 4 comments
 
Nogueira's UFC Debut Set For UFC 73 "Stacked"
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has officially announced the main portion of the UFC 73 event scheduled for July 7th at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif. Entitled “Stacked” the moniker couldn’t be more appropriate. LINK
Submitted May 6, 2007 9:49AM by zephead - 5 comments
 
The Way It Is And Not Much Else (Mayweather-Sherk)
Saturday night marks the return to the ring of Oscar de la Hoya as he defends his 154lb. title against super arrogant yet super-talented Floyd Mayweather Jr. in one of boxing’s only “mega fights” in recent memory. LINK
Submitted May 6, 2007 9:46AM by zephead - 2 comments
 
Exclusive: Sokoudjou On Karo, Fedor-Lindland, Next Fight [Pt. 2]
(mmanews.com)
On May 3, MMANews.com's own Chris Howie sat down with current PRIDE 205 lb. sensation Sokoudjou to discuss his wins over "Lil Nog" and Arona, his one pro MMA loss, his judo match with Karo Parisyan, his thoughts on Fedor grabbing the ropes versus his teammate Matt Lindland, his upcoming PRIDE fight in July and tons more!
Submitted May 6, 2007 9:39AM by zephead - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, PrideFC, Fight Camp / Team
 
Mixed martial arts may soon KO boxing
Boxing is not dead. It never will be. Too many of us like good fisticuffs for it to die. LINK
Submitted May 6, 2007 9:38AM by zephead - 0 comments
 
Mayweather wins split dec. talks retirement.
I don't know about you, but I think all the recent talk he has done was to get this "young, bored with boxing, mma crowd" interested in his big final show. Maybe he will fight Sherk. The next 6 mos or so will answer. This is a good article on the fight and just a few of the aftermath possiblities.
Submitted May 6, 2007 3:28AM by JimiMak - 3 comments
 
Brazilian Notebook: Silva Refocusses
The boom that made mixed martial arts popular in the U.S. is about to travel south to Brazil. During the past few weeks, several events took place across the country, and there are a lot more scheduled. LINK
Submitted May 5, 2007 9:37AM by zephead - 0 comments
 
UFC 70 Salary Breakdown
MMAWeekly has obtained the fighter salary information for UFC 70, which took place on April 21st in Manchester, England. LINK
Submitted May 5, 2007 9:31AM by zephead - 4 comments
 
Hendo Wants A Shot At UFC Champ LIddell
“I would love to fight Chuck Liddell,” Pride Middleweight and Welterweight Champion Dan Henderson recently told me recently. “That is the fight that would pay me the most and do the most for my career.” LINK
Submitted May 5, 2007 9:29AM by zephead - 10 comments
 
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