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EliteXC's Potential Matchups
With the recent success of the EliteXC: Uprising event and the high-valued acquisitions of fighters such as Murilo Rua, Robbie Lawler, and Nick Diaz, the potential for EliteXC to bring some major competition to the U.S. MMA market has certainly heated up.
Submitted Sep 21, 2007 11:35AM by zephead - 8 comments
Ocean City Maryland To Host Martial Arts Event
On the one hand, martial arts classes teach children and adults discipline, self-esteem and respect of all living things. Think of Mr. Miyagi in the "Karate Kid," telling a confused Daniel that he teaches him karate in the hopes he will never have to use it
Submitted Sep 21, 2007 11:31AM by zephead - 2 comments
Rua Set To Rock UFC's World
To the average person Mauricio "Shogun" Rua is not the second coming of Michael Jordan, he is not worthy of being welcomed by paparazzi at the airport like David Beckham, nor is he the icon that fellow Brazilian Pele is to soccer, but to hardcore mixed martial arts fans, Rua is all those celebrities combined and more
Submitted Sep 21, 2007 11:29AM by zephead - 18 comments
Two Guys On the Rebound
Dogged by questions about the effects of his age, physical fitness and tendency to go night-clubbing as fight night has neared, Chuck Liddell says his Saturday night Ultimate Fighting Championship bout with Keith Jardine will dismiss the doubters
Submitted Sep 21, 2007 11:28AM by zephead - 3 comments
Vanessa Porto: "It Is Time To Put Gina In Against A Real Challenge
FightHype.com recently spoke to female mixed martial artists Vanessa "Hurricane" Porto who was eager to let Gina Carano know that she wasn't impressed with her victory over Tonya Evinger this past weekend.
Submitted Sep 21, 2007 11:26AM by zephead - 2 comments
Liddell And His Women
Thank God for Chuck Liddell. Today has been a completely boring day as far as MMA news goes. When the top story is that there’ll be weigh-ins tomorrow and a replay of EliteXC on Saturday, you know shit is slow.
Submitted Sep 21, 2007 11:23AM by zephead - 15 comments
Bleeding Into the Mainstream
Last December at Ultimate Fighting Championship 66, in the first round of a many-holds-barred, mixed martial arts grudge match between the evenly weighted gladiators Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, the former floored the latter with a gloved right hook that had been fully sanctioned by the Nevada Athletic Commission.
Submitted Sep 21, 2007 11:17AM by zephead - 0 comments
UFC may come to Montreal in January
''I am pretty confident we can get something done up there in January,'' UFC president Dana White said Thursday ahead of UFC 76. ''It's not a set date. We are leaning toward Montreal, but it's not for sure yet.''
Submitted Sep 21, 2007 8:29AM by KingKash - 2 comments
Sanchez a Hungry Lion again
The first loss. It’s a traumatic event for most fighters, who in response will try to do anything in their power to erase the memory of that defeat as soon as it happens. For some, that means getting back into the gym within days. For others, the easiest way to deal with a setback is to demand another fight immediately to get a quick win and move on.
Submitted Sep 21, 2007 8:00AM by aznteabagger - 8 comments
Liddell should answer all questions on Saturday night
Chuck Liddell is undoubtedly the most popular mixed martial artist in the UFC. And only a short time ago, he was viewed by many as the most dominant 205-lb champion in UFC history.
Submitted Sep 21, 2007 7:59AM by aznteabagger - 11 comments
Kurt Angle: "God Willing, IFL & Myself Can Make A Deal"
Former WWE & Current TNA Wrestling Champion Kurt Angle was in attendance at last night's IFL Finals and claimed to be talking to the promotion about joining. Angle has been wanting to get into MMA for some time now, with most rumors suggesting he wants to fight fellow wrestling standout Brock Lesnar. It's getting pretty hard to take him seriously on these now. His claims of needing a year to prepare make him a bad short-term investment, plus he's getting up there in age and already has serious injury risks lingering from his wrestling years. He could also be posturing here, using IFL as a bargaining chip to try and get a better offer from UFC or other rival suitors. I could see him helping IFL but at this point in time they shouldn't take this risk.
Submitted Sep 21, 2007 6:39AM by DCRage - 6 comments
UFN 11 Medical Suspensions Announced
The NSAC has posted the official UFN 11 results online, which includes the medical suspensions for the participants as well. Interesting that at least one fighter from all but one fight was suspended. Sometimes these reveal more about potential injuries suffered than we see or read about, that seemed to be the case again last night.
Submitted Sep 20, 2007 7:02PM by DCRage - 5 comments
City Of Vancouver Bans MMA
MMA fans in Vancouver, BC, Canada will now have to go elsewhere to get their MMA fix. MMA won't be sanctioned in the city anymore, effective today. This probably will affect the smaller promotions the most, although I can see it as a small setback to UFC's plans to expand up north even though right now their primary commitment seems to be to Montreal.
Submitted Sep 20, 2007 6:49PM by DCRage - 11 comments
UFC Fight Night 11 Salaries
I am very surpised, everyone got paid a fair amount in my eyes. Good job UFC! I found it weird that Nate Diaz's got paid so much for his second fight. Props to him for winning that contract.
Submitted Sep 20, 2007 6:11PM by roman - 10 comments
Prepare For An Explosive Bout
Diego Sanchez won Season 1 of "The Ultimate Fighter" reality TV show. Jon Fitch was dropped from the cast on the eve of filming. "I was in the airport waiting to get on the plane when I got a phone call telling me not to get on the plane, that I'd been cut already," Fitch recalled.
Submitted Sep 20, 2007 3:05PM by zephead - 7 comments
Confessions Of A fan Of Mixed Martial Arts
Considering I'm at the upper edges of the sport's demographic, was this an unsettling confirmation of a grown man suspended in adolescent stages of development?
Submitted Sep 20, 2007 3:00PM by zephead - 2 comments
Fitch-Sanchez, Griffin-Rua top UFC Slate
While Chuck Liddell vs. Keith Jardine is the main event for Saturday night's UFC 76 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., the strength of this show going in looks to be more in three intriguing undercard matches.
Submitted Sep 20, 2007 2:57PM by zephead - 7 comments
The Fate Or Future Of The IFL
Speculation on the financial health of the International Fight League is rampant. Depending on the source, the first-of-its-kind mixed martial arts team-based league is either on the verge of collapse or thriving. The problem with such speculation is that almost none of it is rooted in fact. But required financial documents filed last month by the IFL shows that it might have as little as 6 months left to live right now. I think they're doing some good things and they've made some right moves, but they've probably gone too far forward too fast in other areas, and it's resulted in them taking on more than they can handle. Hopefully they can still turn the ship around as it seems they have time to, if done properly they can still become a viable competitor to UFC for a nice slice of the MMA pie.
Submitted Sep 20, 2007 9:11AM by DCRage - 11 comments
Lil Nog off the free agent market.
HCF sighn Little Nog September 19, 2007 HARDCORE CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTING UPDATE Hardcore Championship Fighting Signs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira By Kelsey Mowatt According to Hardcore Championship Fighting CEO, Keith Crawford, the Canadian MMA promotion has signed Pride veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (12-3) to an exclusive 3 fight contract. During a taping for FCF Radio this afternoon, Crawford confirmed that HCF had signed the highly regarded light-heavyweight fighter.
Submitted Sep 19, 2007 7:43PM by cmill21 - 4 comments
Nate Quarry is no longer with team Quest.
http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=9100 The article said : Team Quest captain Matt Lindland (Pictures) wouldn't give a detailed account of Quarry's departure, but he did say via text message that he feels Quarry is just a sad, angry guy. "Nate Quarry's ability to understand business arrangements is commensurate with his ability to avoid Rich Franklin (Pictures)'s left hand," Lindland said. That is the harshest thing I've heard in a while. It sounds like he is a handfull. I wonder who's camp he will end up in.
Submitted Sep 19, 2007 1:55PM by bezun - 7 comments
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