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Nick Diaz's Lawyer issues response to NSAC
mmafighting.com
Nick Diaz's lawyer issues a response to the NSAC stating that legally Nick Diaz has done nothing to warrant punishment from the Commission.
Submitted Mar 13, 2012 12:40AM by pmoney - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Miesha Tate requests Ronda Rousey rematch, feels she was winning before 'mistake'
(mmamania.com)
On any given Sunday, any NFL football team can beat any other squad. And as the iconic John Madden would bark, "it's why they play the game." Mixed martial arts (MMA) is apparently no different, especially at the highest level of the sport. At least that's how former Strikeforce 135-pound champion Miesha Tate now feels after her tendon-tearing armbar submission loss to Ronda Rousey at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, earlier this month. With about 10 days to reflect on the jaw-dropping, arm-snapping loss, "Takedown" today (March 12, 2012) talked to MMAFighting.com about her current physical condition (her arm is still not broken, but could require surgery) and her desire to run it back against "Rowdy" in the near future.
Submitted Mar 13, 2012 12:25AM by prophecy033 - 12 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
TUF Live Premiere TV Ratings Lower Than Past Premieres
(216.151.213.106)
The ratings are in and the first episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Live debuted on FX on Friday night to an average audience of 1.3 million viewers, according to industry sources. The Ultimate Fighter: Live kicked off season 15 with 16 one-round fights, aired live on FX. Each episode for the rest of the season will feature footage filmed and edited within a few days of each Friday night episode, culminating in at least one live fight each week.
Submitted Mar 13, 2012 12:08AM by prophecy033 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rampage Doesn’t Want to be a Part of the UFC
(216.151.213.104)
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has been the talk of the town since losing to Ryan Bader at UFC 144 in Japan. He’s brought up TRT usage, a knee injury leading up to his fight with Bader, and wanting to be done with the UFC. Rampage on Monday did an extensive phone interview with Inside MMA’s Bas Rutten.
Submitted Mar 13, 2012 12:05AM by prophecy033 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tyron Woodley anxiously awaits call for Strikeforce title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Tyron Woodley said he's had an average of three to five weeks to prepare for a fight. For his next one, he'll get 12 – if he can get official word from his promoter that May 19 is indeed the date that he gets the biggest opportunity of his career against Nate Marquardt. "I want them to give me a bout agreement and confirm that we are going to do this on that day," Woodley told MMAjunkie.com. "Because I've already started training."
Submitted Mar 12, 2012 11:59PM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
After Bellator 60 loss, Joe Warren's manager critical of ref, confirms move to bantamweight
(mmajunkie.com)
Joe Warren has been suspended for 90 days following a vicious knockout loss to Pat Curran at this past Friday's Bellator 60 event. MMAjunkie.com today requested and received a short list of suspensions from the Indiana Gaming Commission's athletic division. Warren's manager, Ryan Tobin, told MMAjunkie.com the former Bellator champ sustained a concussion during the fight will no longer compete at 145 pounds.
Submitted Mar 12, 2012 11:58PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Chris Leben Calls Positive Drug Test 'Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me'
(mmafighting.com)
Mar 12, 2012 - Speaking publicly for the first time since the UFC suspended him for testing positive for painkillers at UFC 138, Chris Leben said that the suspension forced him into rehab and forced him to turn his life around. "I've battled drugs and alcohol," Leben said on The MMA Hour. "I've battled with those for my entire life. I've had an issue with being addicted to painkillers for years now. I had some issues with my camp and it was almost a cry for help. I knew I was going to get caught and I just didn't care at the time. I'm extremely embarrassed, I feel like I let down the UFC, but at the same time I think getting caught is probably the best thing to ever happen to me. The UFC has been unbelievable, they sent me to a rehab facility and they really took care of me."
Submitted Mar 12, 2012 4:23PM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Titan FC Signs UFC Veteran Anthony "Rumble" Johnson
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC castoff Anthony Johnson has signed with Titan Fighting Championships. Titan Fighting CEO Joe Kelly today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) he received Johnson's contract this morning. The fighter initially broke the news on "The MMA Hour." Johnson is slated to fight on May 25 at Titan Fighting 22, though no opponent has been finalized, Kelly said. Terms of his deal were not disclosed, though Johnson will compete at middleweight.
Submitted Mar 12, 2012 4:20PM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Strikeforce champ Melendez fights May 19, coach stumps for Penn or Pettis
(mmajunkie.com)
Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez (20-2 MMA, 10-1 SF) will fight at the organization's recently announced May 19 event. Against whom? That's a good question. However, one of Melendez's coaches, Cesar Gracie, has two suggestions: current UFC fighters B.J. Penn or Anthony Pettis. However, multiple sources told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) no opponent has been determined as of yet. Additionally, the champ's manager, Gil Melendez Sr., declined comment. But today on Twitter, Gracie stated, "I hope (it's) Penn or Pettis."
Submitted Mar 12, 2012 4:19PM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Dana White Says UFC May Move Away From PPV
(bloodyelbow.com)
Since its inception nearly 20 years ago, the UFC has been primarily a Pay Per View based company. While live gates, merchandising, and ratings matter, the PPV model has always been the staple of UFC programming. Over time, we've seen a gradual shift away from this model - first with The Ultimate Fighter, then the Spike TV fight nights and Live on Versus shows. In recent months, there's been more of a shift away, with major PPV-quality shows on Fox, and an increase in content on FX and Fuel. Now, hot on the heels of the UFC taking The Ultimate Fighter to its new live format on FX, Dana White has made an intersting statement on the future of this PPV model. White told MMA Weekly: "I do believe there will be a day when there probably isn't pay-per-view." White went on to explain that he, like many media analysts, sees the future of television and cable changing drastically in coming years and anticipates the UFC being on the front edge of that change. And one of those changes could very likely be the death of the UFC on PPV.
Submitted Mar 12, 2012 11:46AM by sparky - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil' cast unveiled with 32 featherweights and middleweights
(mmajunkie.com)
The fighters competing in the first-ever international edition of "The Ultimate Fighter" have been revealed. "TUF: Brazil," which features UFC notables Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva as coaches, streams in the U.S. on UFC.com (simultaneously as it debuts March 25 in Brazil on Globo) and airs on FUEL TV (air times TBA). A total of 32 featherweights and middleweights take part in the competition-reality series, the winners of which earn UFC contracts. As with the recently debuted 15th U.S. edition of the reality show – "TUF: Live," which debuted this past Friday on U.S. – "TUF: Brazil" features an elimination round of fights. All winners of the those fights become official cast members. They then compete in the two tournaments, which are the focus of the reality show's regular-season run. While most of the fighters are veterans of the Brazilian scene and largely undiscovered talent (in North America), there are a few notables, including featherweight Rodrigo Damm, a former Strikeforce and World Victory Road/Sengoku fighter, and 10-time IFL veteran Delson Heleno. However, notable Hacran Dias (20-1), one of the country's top prospects, isn't on the list. The full list of "TUF: Brazil" fighters (courtesy globoesporte.com) includes: Featherweights Alexandre Ramos (5-0) Rodrigo Damm (9-5) Rony Mariano Bezerra (10-3) Godofredo Pepey (8-0) Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini (19-3-1) Medeiros Anistavio (12-7) Johnny Goncalves (4-0) Medeiros Anistavio (5-0) Fernando Duarte Guerra (10-1) John Teixeira (13-0-1) Rafael Bueno (7-1) Wagner Campos (11-3) Pedro Nobre (10-0-1) Fabricio de Assis Costa da Silva (14-1) Dileno Lopes (8-0) Giovanni da Silva Santos Jr. (10-1) Middleweights Sergio Moraes (6-1) Cezar Ferreira (4-2) Leonardo Mafra Teixeira (5-0) Daniel Sarafian (7-2) Gustavo Sampaio (5-1) Richardson Moreira (3-0) Fabio Luiz Vital da Costa (9-0-1) Renee Forte (7-1) Joao Paulo de Souza (8-4) Francisco Drinaldo (10-1) Thiago Rela (3-1) Charles Maicon (8-1) Gilberto Galvao (19-4-1) Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo (8-1-1) Samuel Trindade (6-1) Delson Heleno (23-6)
Submitted Mar 12, 2012 11:22AM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Wyoming becomes state No. 46 to regulate MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
Wyoming is getting in the business of regulated MMA. Governor Matt Mead recently signed into law House Bill 87, which calls for the creation of an MMA board to oversee and regulate the sport. Although the country's least populous U.S. state, Wyoming is now the 46th to regulate MMA. Only three state athletic commissions (in New York, Connecticut and Vermont) currently don't regulate MMA, and one (Alaska) lacks a regulatory body to do so. Wyoming joins other recent adopters, including West Virginia, Wisconsin and Alabama. Wyoming officially joined the list this past Thursday, March 8.
Submitted Mar 12, 2012 7:38AM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Super Fight League streaming free, 6am today
(mobile.bloodyelbow.com)
The debut event from India's Super Fight League streams for free on YouTube today! from Bloody Elbow
Submitted Mar 11, 2012 8:38AM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC Primetime returns for 'Jones vs Evans' and 'Dos Santos vs Overeem'
(mmamania.com)
Good news, "Primetime" fans. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is rolling out its real-time documentary style series for two upcoming title fights. And neither of them feature Georges St. Pierre! Indeed, the promotion has announced it will bring "Primetime" back to the FX channel for the Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans light heavyweight championship showdown slotted for UFC 145 on April 21, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia. Air dates and times on FX are as follows:
Submitted Mar 11, 2012 7:31AM by pmoney - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rampage quit threats don't concern Dana White
(espn.co.uk)
UFC president Dana White plans to do little in response to Quinton Rampage Jackson's threat to quit the UFC, insisting the light-heavyweight is merely an emotional character. Not for the first time in his career, Jackson threatened to walk away from the UFC on Monday when he claimed his next fight will be his last. Rampage previously stated after defeat to Jon Jones that he would pursue a career in boxing, but returned to the Octagon to fight Ryan Bader - a bout he lost via unanimous decision.
Submitted Mar 10, 2012 10:39PM by prophecy033 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Antonio Silva Returns To American Top Team In Advance Of Fight With Roy Nelson
(fightline.com)
Antonio Silva has some old-new training partners to help him prepare for his upcoming UFC debut fight with Roy Nelson. "Bigfoot" recently returned to training at American Top Team after leaving to work with the Blackzilians. Silva, who will face Nelson on May 26 at UFC 146, will now get a chance to work with ex-Nelson opponents Fabricio Werdum and current UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. "Cigano" will main event the same card against Alistair Overeem for the title.
Submitted Mar 10, 2012 8:51PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Publicly Apologizes To Showtime Execs
(fightline.com)
It was revealed this week that UFC president Dana White had reached a creative impasse with the Showtime production team in packaging Strikeforce and would no longer be dealing with the promotion, declaring himself "100% UFC." Apparently, though true, White never meant for the disparaging comments he made about the Showtime production team in making that declaration to reach the public. In a recent conversation with MMAFighting's Ariel Helwani, White apologized to Showtime for the publication of those comments.
Submitted Mar 10, 2012 8:48PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After comeback win, UFC's suddenly surging Tim Boetsch targets Michael Bisping
(mmajunkie.com)
Tim Boetsch is looking to move up, not down, in the UFC's again-competitive middleweight division. However, after scoring a come-from-behind TKO victory over contender and recent title challenger Yushin Okami this past month at UFC 144, Boetsch's options are limited. But he sees one enticing possibility: Michael Bisping.
Submitted Mar 10, 2012 8:42PM by prophecy033 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hendo not open to Rampage, would take Sonnen - White
(espn.co.uk)
UFC president Dana White is convinced Dan Henderson would fight any man in the world, as long as a UFC title was on the line. White has been frustrated by Henderson's reluctance to commit to potential bouts, with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Lyoto Machida reportedly not to the veteran's liking. The reason? Neither man offers him a UFC title. Henderson has since been linked to a war with Rampage Jackson, whom he previously lost a decision against in a fight to unify Pride and UFC titles.
Submitted Mar 10, 2012 4:42PM by prophecy033 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 145's televised lineup official for pay-per-view, FX
(mmajunkie.com)
The televised lineup for April's "UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans" fight card is complete. As expected, the event features a five-fight pay-per-view main card headlined by Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans in addition to a four-fight "UFC Prelims" special that airs on FX.
Submitted Mar 10, 2012 4:29PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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