UFC Announces Hiring Of New Vice President
As the promotion continues to expand its reach throughout the world, The Ultimate Fighting Championship today announced the addition of Turner Broadcasting veteran Michael Pine as Vice President of Ad Sales and Sponsorships for Zuffa, LLC.
PM Update - May 22
I reported this morning that Fight Entertainment Group (FEG), parent organization to K-1, has neglected to obtain its promotional license with the California State Athletic Commission for a proposed June 2’s K-1 “Dynamite USA!!” event in Los Angeles.
AM Update - 23
The Fight Network is packing its bags once again and heading to Las Vegas for this weekend’s UFC 71, where Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck “the Iceman” Liddell gets the opportunity to avenge the last of his trio of career defeats against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
New Tyson Griffin Interview
We here at Bloodyknux.Com always strive to bring our readers interviews with the stars and up and comers of the MMA world. Recently our own Tyler Horton was fortunate enough to catch up with Rising UFC Lightweight star Tyson Griffin. Read on as Tyson talks about shaking off his recent defeat to Frank Edgar, preparing to fight overseas for the first time and much more.....
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Team Liddell: Blown Away
Muhammad Ali used to boast before fights that he was in the best shape of his life. Evander Holyfield did the same, and most recently Oscar De La Hoya has become synonymous with the "best shape of my life" cliché.
It's rare when that sort of phrase is muttered in mixed martial arts. There are too many aspects of the game to work on, and the risk of injury while training for a fight is far greater than boxers face with the old Sweet Science.
Report: Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic to Fight at UFC 75
Famed UFC heavyweight Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (22-5-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), who suffered a devastating KO loss to Gabriel Gonzaga last month at UFC 70, will make his return to the Octagon at the recently announced UFC 75 event in London, England, on Sept. 8.
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson knows what's at stake May 26th
On Saturday May, 26th Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will fight champion Chuck Liddell for the UFC light heavyweight (205-lbs) championship. Jackson fought Liddell once before, in 2003, and he won by convincing TKO when Liddell’s corner threw in the towel as “Rampage” pounded on the grounded “Iceman”.
A lot has happened since that first encounter for both fighters. Jackson went on to twice challenge Wanderlei Silva for the Pride middleweight (205-lbs) title and fall short both times. Liddell has won seven fights in a row since that time, however, and became a dominant UFC champion.
The New Main Event
The rising interest in mixed martial arts is tied to Ultimate Fighting, which changed its ways to gain acceptance. Now its success is changing the sports landscape
UFCjunkie.com Exclusive: An Interview with UFC 71’s Houston Alexander
Performify back with an interesting interview with one of the fighters from this weekend’s UFC 71 event — a guy you probably haven’t met yet.
It took a tangled web of fighter substitutions for Houston Alexander (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to get called up to the big show. This weekend at UFC 71, we were originally supposed to see Keith Jardine vs. David Heath in what would have been a big fight between two of the light heavyweight division’s top contenders.
MMA TV Schedule Loaded For June
As detailed in the MMA Television Guide section of MMAWeekly.com, there are a huge amount of MMA pay-per-view and television events premiering in June... seven of them, to be exact.
Strikeforce Announces Ludwig VS. Daley
Superpowers will go head to head when K-1 and UFC veteran and Strikeforce fan favorite, Duane “Bang” Ludwig, faces EliteXC’s British Cage Rage champion, Paul “Semtex” Daley, in a 170-pound limit matchup during “Shamrock vs. Baroni,” live on June 22, at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.
Steibling & Finney Highlight Bodog Tonight
Nicknames are not uncommon among mixed martial arts athletes. A look at the current roster of Bodog Fighters reveals colorful monikers such as "Red Nosed Pitt Bull", "Buffalohead", "The Eraser", and "The Juggernaut".
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 72?
The following statement appeared on the Chutebox US website this morning:
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has signed a contract with the UFC and may participate in UFC 72.
UFC 71 Looks Like A `Rampage'
When it comes to UFC events this year, so far the safest prediction has been to go with the underdog. If we're to continue to follow that logic, then Quinton "Rampage" Jackson will become the light-heavyweight champion sometime around 10 p.m. Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Cover this game long enough and you’ll get a few perks, one of which is interviewing some of the most interesting athletes in the world, guys with great stories and the willingness to tell them.
Retro Minute-by-Minute: Liddell-Jackson I
Though nearly four years have passed since Chuck Liddell (Pictures) occupied the same blood-splattered real estate with Quinton Jackson (Pictures), they remain substantially the same fighters.
Liddell still looks to dislocate jaws by winging that looping left or mean overhand right; Jackson continues to perpetuate his specialized brand of wrestling, including takedowns marinated in enough menace to give Dan Gable nightmares.