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Mac Danzig Talks Sub of Bocek And Knee Injury
“The Ultimate Fighter” season six winner, Mac Danzig, proved he belongs among the growing list of top lightweights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship after defeating Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Mark Bocek by submission at UFC 83 in Montreal.
Submitted Apr 25, 2008 7:50AM by aznteabagger - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 85 on Pay per View instead of Spike
Bummer. The title more or less says it all. Reportedly confirmed by MMAFighting.com There will be good fights I'm sure, but I would wager this will be the lowest PPV draw in recent history.
Submitted Apr 25, 2008 2:55AM by Trench777 - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
DREAM.2 Middleweight Grand Prix Preview
DREAM.2 will be coming to us all on April 29, 2008 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. We’re talking about a Middleweight Grand Prix in true former PRIDE style, folks. So without further ado, let’s get down to the pickings. The Middleweight Grand Prix
Submitted Apr 24, 2008 10:10PM by aznteabagger - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
"Inside MMA" video: Why is Kimbo Slice so hated?
EliteXC heavyweight fighter Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson has quickly become one of the biggest, and also, most controversial figures in MMA. But is it really his own fault?
Submitted Apr 24, 2008 10:06PM by aznteabagger - 22 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Yvel-Overeem Fight Cancelled
Gilbert Yvel (Pictures) has injured his left calf and will not be fighting Alistair Overeem (Pictures) on Saturday at the K-1 World Grand Prix in Amsterdam.
Submitted Apr 24, 2008 10:04PM by aznteabagger - 2 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's
Dream Pulled from Primetime TV
Bad news for MMA in Japan. In a less-than-dreamy scenario, Fight Entertainment Group's Dream MMA brand has been ousted from primetime television on the Tokyo Broadcasting System. The change comes after the debut edition of Dream garnered lackluster ratings in a make-or-break scenario for FEG and TBS. The event grabbed only an 8.9 percent rating average on TBS in primetime, according to Japan's Video Research Ltd. The telecast's peak was a 12.7 for the Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic bout against Tatsuya Mizuno (Pictures), which was edited into the main event slot due to the no-contest debacle in the Shinya Aoki (Pictures)-Gesias Calvancante (Pictures) fight -- the show's true main event. TBS was fifth out of the six major Japanese networks during the time slot, besting only the perennial sixth-place finisher, TV Tokyo. The ratings were crucial for the primetime continuation of FEG's MMA product. Rumors within the Japanese MMA community surfaced late last year suggesting that TBS could take FEG's Hero's promotion out of primetime due to sagging, lackluster ratings. Although FEG's restructuring of its MMA program and the invention of Dream were celebrated by hardcore MMA fans, the move was not an altruistic one. Rather, it was an attempt to revitalize FEG's MMA product and ignite interest on television.
Submitted Apr 24, 2008 9:03PM by Bemin - 9 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's
Charles McCarthy retires
American Top Team middleweight “Chainsaw” Charles McCarthy has decided that his last fight with Michael Bisping will be the last fight in his career. The former “Ultimate Fighter” competitor announced on Thursday that he is retiring from active mixed martial arts competition. “I would like to announce my formal retirement from Mixed Martial Arts competition,” said McCarthy in a prepared statement. “I have achieved many of the goals I set out to accomplish in this sport and found others just out of reach. It is now time for me to lay down my gloves and rededicate my attention towards my business, my fighters, my family and my team. “The successes I have found in my career are due in large part to all the great people who have helped me along the way. Being involved with the true champions at American Top Team has guided me to become a better father, husband, teacher and friend. Without the great generosity of ATT my life would have had a void. I hope that everyone reading (this) can one day feel the love of a great family as I have.
Submitted Apr 24, 2008 3:17PM by SmileR - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rumor: Mir NOT Fighting At UFC 86
UFC recently confirmed several more bouts for the UFC 86 undercard. Not among them was Frank Mir vs. Justin McCully, which in fact is now completely off the card, with rumors being it'll happen at 85 or Mir may get a TUF 8 coaching spot and a shot at Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira afterrwards.
Submitted Apr 24, 2008 1:12PM by DCRage - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rich Franklin discusses an unclear future
I found an article where Rich Franklin discusses his future opponents in the UFC. He dismisses two figthers right off the bat check out who the are. I'm also wondering on his next opponent. Rich is in a bad spot, being beat by the top guy twice already.
Submitted Apr 24, 2008 12:45PM by whardin19 - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC
Barnett gets Monson
American heavyweights and former UFC fighters Josh Barnett (21-5) and Jeff Monson (24-7) will meet May 18 at World Victory Road's second-ever show, "Sengoku II." The Japanese-based organization made the announcement earlier today.
Submitted Apr 24, 2008 12:03PM by babytater03 - 22 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
MMA Couple's Split Gets Ugly
Very ugly. Female MMA fighter Erin Toughill and her husband, fighter Clark Bevans, have been going through an ugly divorce battle that has gotten uglier thanks to the TMZ website revealing details claiming she beat him up during drug-induced rages and made other allegations against him. The couple came into the spotlight through the MSNBC documentary series "Warrior Nation".
Submitted Apr 24, 2008 8:22AM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Maia Breaks Down UFC Win
Demian Maia (Pictures) scored another impressive victory last Saturday at UFC 83. The Brazilian middleweight used a triangle choke and strikes to subdue Ed Herman (Pictures) and improve his record to 7-0.
Submitted Apr 24, 2008 7:44AM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Remembering Eric Armington
Growing up in unforgiving South Boston, Eric Armington knew something about being an underdog in life. Fortunately, he never let that status define him and never let it get in the way of what he wanted to get out of life, a life that was tragically cut short last Saturday in a motorcycle accident in Canton, Massachusetts.
Submitted Apr 24, 2008 7:26AM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Kalib Starnes' Statement Regarding UFC
Following one of the most contentious performances of 2008, middleweight Kalib Starnes has released a statement regarding his fight with Nate Quarry at UFC 83. Irked by what he characterized as inaccurate accounts of his status with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Starnes also promises to release details on the injuries he sustained in the fight.
Submitted Apr 24, 2008 7:22AM by aznteabagger - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Koscheck Returns At UFC 86, Other Fights Set
Among 3 new fights added to UFC 86 yesterday is the return of Josh Koscheck to the Octagon. In his first fight of his new UFC contract, Kos will face Chris Lytle. Also confirmed are Ricardo Almeida vs. Patrick Cote & Cole MIller vs. Jorge Gurgel.
Submitted Apr 24, 2008 6:38AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Penn Passes First NSAC Out-Of-Competition Drug Test
UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn recently became the first fighter to be drug tested by the NSAC under its new out-of-competition drug testing program. The NSAC's Keith Kizer reported yesterday that Penn passed all his tests.
Submitted Apr 24, 2008 6:36AM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Amir Sadollah's TUF 7 blog (Episode 4)
Check out what Amir had to say about TUF 7 episode 4:
Submitted Apr 24, 2008 2:51AM by PunchyMcGee - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rich Clementi Vs Terry Etim added to UFC 84
No Rest for “No Love” Thomas Gerbasi, UFC - Lightweight contender Rich “No Love” Clementi is taking no time off after his three round win over Sam Stout at UFC 83 last Saturday. Instead, the pride of Slidell, Louisiana will be back in the gym preparing for a May 24th bout against UK rising star Terry Etim on the star-studded UFC 84 card at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. Clementi replaces Rob Emerson, who was forced to withdraw from the bout against Etim due to injury. Thats dope Clementi is taking this fight. Clementi is starting to string some decent wins togeather, and should start to see some bigger opportunities come his way. I'd personally like to see him fight Nate Diaz, or mabey Frankie Edgar, If he gets past Etim. That would be 4 straight wins, all of which are impressive. In order: Anthony Johnson, Melvin Guillard, Sam Stout,.......
Submitted Apr 24, 2008 2:42AM by ocho-cinco - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dean Lister vs. Jeremy Horn at TUF 7 Finale
Confirmed on the UFC TUF 7 Finale event fight card and didn't see it posted anywhere on here.
Submitted Apr 23, 2008 9:20PM by babalu2720 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bart Palaszewski, Terry Martin to fight for Adrenaline MMA
MMA Rated has the scoop on some new details regarding Adrenaline MMA’s first show on June 14: Already known was a matchup between Jeff Monson and Mike Russo but agent/promoter Monte Cox has informed MMARated.com that EliteXC fighter, Aaron Rosa, will be fighting on the card as well as IFL fighter, Bart Palaszewski. The Illinois-native Palaszewski will be facing former UFC fighter, Jeff Cox.
Submitted Apr 23, 2008 8:26PM by Porch28 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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