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UFC Champ Ronda Rousey in Negotiations to Follow Up Expendables 3 with Fast & Furious 7
(mmaweekly.com)
When UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey goes after something, she goes full steam ahead. On the heels of Sylvester Stallone’s announcement that Rousey would join the cast of Expendables 3, Hollywood trade publication Variety reports that the champ is in heavy negotiations to follow-up Expendables 3 with a role in Fast & Furious 7...
Submitted Aug 8, 2013 7:58AM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Bellator Inks Three of Rampage Jackson’s Wolfslair Teammates for Season 9
(mmaweekly.com)
On the heels of MMA icon and Wolfslair alum Quinton “Rampage” Jackson joining Bellator, the promotion announced Wednesday the signing of Gavin Sterritt, Peter Graham, and Linton “The Swarm” Vassell from the preferred UK agents Wolfslair team (www.wolfsagency.com). All three Wolfslair products will compete for Bellator during the promotions ninth season live on Spike and Spike.com. “Wolfslair has produced some of the best talent in MMA over the last 10 years, and as Bellator continues expanding internationally and particularly with our huge new TV partnership with Viva in the UK, Wolfslair will be a tremendous asset and partner for our brand in the future,” Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney said...
Submitted Aug 8, 2013 7:56AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Josh Rosenthal gets 37 months in federal prison without the possibility of parole
(ssdp.org)
Josh Rosenthal, one of the most recognizable referees in mixed martial arts, was sentenced yesterday to 37 months in federal prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to felony charges of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana. In April 2012, authorities raided a warehouse co-owned by Rosenthal in Oakland, California, and found around 1,000 marijuana plants valued at roughly $6 million.
Submitted Aug 8, 2013 12:59AM by prophecy033 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Matt Grice vs. Jeremy Larsen at featherweight added to UFC 166
(mmajunkie.com)
Matt Grice and Jeremy Larsen are the latest additions to this fall's UFC 166 event.
Submitted Aug 7, 2013 9:16PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After UFC release, Roger Gracie moving stateside, could stay at middleweight
(mmajunkie.com)
Decorated submission grappler Roger Gracie plans to move from the U.K. to the U.S. to train full-time at Blackhouse MMA in Southern California.
Submitted Aug 7, 2013 7:53PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
 
Still unlicensed for UFC Fight Night 26, Chael Sonnen awaits commission's ruling
(mmajunkie.com)
On Thursday, a closed-door meeting of the Massachusetts State Boxing Commission – spurred by a union complaint – will determine whether UFC fighter Chael Sonnen receives a license to fight at UFC Fight Night 26 next week.
Submitted Aug 7, 2013 5:44PM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Santiago unhappy with the way the UFC treated him
(bloodyelbow.com)
World Series of Fighting welterweight prospect, Jorge Santiago discusses his desire to be a part of another legendary fight, reminiscent of his battle with Misaki, and speaks out about his treatment by the UFC.
Submitted Aug 7, 2013 3:31PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Indianapolis gets 'TUF 19' tryouts Aug. 27 for middleweights, light heavyweights
(mmajunkie.com)
Open fighter tryouts for Season 19 of "The Ultimate Fighter" are slated for Aug. 27 in Indianapolis, with 185- and 205-pound fighters invited.
Submitted Aug 7, 2013 2:08PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WSOF plans next foe for Fitch
(mmafighting.com)
WSOF matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz says Jon Fitch is likely to face the winner of Saturday's Jorge Santiago-Gerald Harris fight.
Submitted Aug 7, 2013 1:20PM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Formiga eyes title shot after UFC Fight Night
(mmafighting.com)
With the hard work as a hospital courier in the past, Jussier "Formiga" da Silva can now focus only on fighting, and he expects to earn a title shot with a win over Joseph Benavidez in Brazil.
Submitted Aug 7, 2013 1:18PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Barao: Cruz told me he’s returning in February
(mmafighting.com)
Dominick Cruz hung out with interim champion Renan Barao in Brazil, revealing to Barao that he plans to fight again in the UFC next year.
Submitted Aug 7, 2013 11:26AM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Aldo hospitalized with kidney stones
(mmafighting.com)
UFC’s doctor in Brazil reveals that UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was hospitalized and diagnosed with kidney stones Tuesday.
Submitted Aug 7, 2013 11:24AM by prophecy033 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Silva still wants superfights with GSP and Jones
(mmafighting.com)
Anderson Silva's focus is on Chris Weidman, but the former UFC champion confirms his plans to do the "fight everybody is waiting for."
Submitted Aug 7, 2013 11:22AM by prophecy033 - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Melvin Guillard vs. Ross Pearson booked for UFC Fight Night event in Manchester
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight matchup and potential slugfest has been added to the UFC's return to England.
Submitted Aug 7, 2013 2:18AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fuel TV Re-Brands as Fox Sports 2, Launches Alongside Fox Sports 1; Will Still Feature UFC
(mmaweekly.com)
It’s been one of the worst kept secrets in TV land, but Fuel TV is officially going to get the re-branding treatment on Aug. 17.
Submitted Aug 6, 2013 8:15PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Florida stops MMA bout between fighters with Down's syndrome and cerebral palsy
(bloodyelbow.com)
Aspiring MMA fighters Garrett Holeve, who has Down's syndrome, and David Steffin, who's got cerebral palsy, were set to fight Friday on an Indian Casino but the state of Florida stepped in and stopped the bout.
Submitted Aug 6, 2013 3:19PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Bellator plans multiple title fights as undercard of 'Rampage'-Ortiz pay-per-view
(mmajunkie.com)
With Bellator MMA's first pay-per-view venture featuring a pair of headliners who never have fought for the promotion before, its champions apparently don't need to worry about being left out in the cold.
Submitted Aug 6, 2013 3:14PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Bellator boss Bjorn Rebney gets wish with 'Rampage'-Ortiz pay-per-view
(mmajunkie.com)
Bjorn Rebney had a holy grail of MMA. He went after it, and in November he'll make it a reality. That's when the Bellator MMA CEO will cross two things off his bucket list: Seeing a fight between former champions Quinton Jackson (32-11 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) and Tito Ortiz (16-11-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), and putting on his company's first pay-per-view event. Rebney long has talked about his desire to delve into the pay-per-view landscape with Bellator. After signing former UFC light heavyweight titleholder Jackson earlier this year, he knew coaxing Ortiz out of retirement would be the second piece of the puzzle...
Submitted Aug 6, 2013 8:03AM by grappler0000 - 19 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC 163 Medical Suspensions: Jose Aldo and Chan Sung Jung Get Extensive Suspensions
(mmaweekly.com)
The Brazilian Athletic Commission (CABMMA) on Monday released the UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie medical suspensions to MMAWeekly.com.
Submitted Aug 5, 2013 7:09PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Concerned by dull fights, promoter offers finish bonuses at CFA 12
(mmajunkie.com)
Championship Fighting Alliance is giving fighters an extra check to finish their bouts at his next event. Promoter Jorge de la Noval believes MMA has gotten too safe and said fighters who finish will get a bonus on top of their "show" and "win" money.
Submitted Aug 5, 2013 7:07PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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