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Bellator vet stops murder suspect
Former Bellator fighter and MMA gym owner Ururahy Rodrigues chased down, and choked out murder suspect Eric Billings in Villa Rica, Georgia.
Submitted Jun 29, 2013 11:04PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Showtime interested in MMA return – and eyeing Invicta Fighting Championships
Showtime might be interested in getting back in the MMA business, and if it is it may already have picked a top draft pick to partner with. Showtime Sports Executive Vice President and General Manager Stephen Espinoza earlier this week, according to a report from FOX Sports Latino, said the premium cable network would consider a return to broadcasting MMA – and likes Invicta Fighting Championships as a possible promotion to team up with. Showtime most recently broadcast MMA in January with Strikeforce's final card, which took place in Oklahoma City. After that, Strikeforce was folded into the UFC...
Submitted Jun 29, 2013 9:46PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
'The Ultimate Fighter: China' tryouts announced for July and August
A long-discussed Chinese version of "The Ultimate Fighter" is now a step closer to reality following the UFC's announcement of show tryouts that begin next month. Officials are searching for featherweight, lightweight and welterweight hopefuls to try out for the show, which will air on the Chinese-language Liaoning TV. North American broadcast plans weren't announced. Officials today posted the announcement on the UFC-China website...
Submitted Jun 29, 2013 11:10AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
Rampage Jackson claims 90 percent of the UFC family hated him for beating Chuck Liddell
Former UFC Light Heavyweight champ Quinton "Rampage" Jackson claims that "90 percent" of the people at the UFC never forgave him for beating popular champ Chuck Liddell.
Submitted Jun 28, 2013 3:12PM by FastKnockout - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
Herb Dean to ref UFC 162's Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman headliner
Veteran referee Herb Dean will be the third man in the cage when UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman meet in next week's UFC 162 headliner.
Submitted Jun 28, 2013 1:45PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dave Herman must pass drug test today to fight Gonzaga
The NSAC has licensed UFC Heavyweight Dave "Pee Wee" Herman to fight at UFC 162 provided he passes a drug test today.
Submitted Jun 28, 2013 1:44PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cage Warriors 59 hosts single-night bantamweight tournament for vacant title
Cage Warriors is hosting a single-night, four-man bantamweight tournament that will award the winner the organization's vacant title.
Submitted Jun 28, 2013 12:07PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Tim Kennedy softens stance against UFC fighter pay
In an interview earlier this week, Kennedy took a hard stance against fighter pay at the highest level of the sport. He spoke harshly saying he could make more money "emptying garbage cans" than he does as a fighter. However, today he released a statement with a much more optimistic view.
Submitted Jun 28, 2013 12:21AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Guillard gets probation, no jail for assault
Reports came out in March that "The Young Assassin" was facing charges for battery in New Mexico. 3 months later, he received a relatively mild sentence and is all set for his fight at UFC On Fox 8.
Submitted Jun 28, 2013 12:20AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Tyrone Spong-Angel DeAnda Added to WSOF 4 Bill
World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo will compete for the first time in more than two years when the former kickboxing standout meets fellow heavyweight Dave Huckaba on Aug. 10 at WSOF 4. “This will be, without a doubt, our finest event to date in terms of the talent lined up from top to bottom,” Sefo stated in an official release. “As a promoter, I am extremely proud of this fight card.” In addition to Sefo’s clash with Huckaba, the event will also see kickboxing ace Tyrone Spong do battle with Angel DeAnda at 205 pounds, while UFC veteran Tyson Griffin locks horns with ex-Strikeforce talent Gesias Cavalcante at lightweight. WSOF 4 take place at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif., and airs live on NBC Sports Network.
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 8:27PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
'TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia' to feature middleweights and welterweights
An upcoming international version of "The Ultimate Fighter" pitting Canada vs. Australia will feature fighters in both the middleweight and welterweight divisions.
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 8:22PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
King Mo says Jacob Noe is a bitch, details split from Syndicate MMA
Bellator light heavyweight star, 'King' Mo Lawal, details his split from Syndicate MMA in Las Vegas, as well as the reason he despises Jacob Noe.
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 8:20PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Kennedy says he'd make more money as garbageman
Ahead of his UFC debut at UFC 162, Tim Kennedy rips UFC fighter pay, claiming that he has to work another job because he makes so little fighting on the world's biggest stage.
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 8:17PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Spike TV adds GLORY kickboxing to its combat sports programming lineup
Spike TV, which has been in the MMA business since 2005, now will add kickboxing to its arsenal. The cable channel on Thursday announced a deal with kickboxing promotion GLORY Sports International to air events this fall.
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 1:45PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
T.J. Grant says Anthony Pettis' trying to steal his title shot was 'low class' and 'dirty'
T.J. Grant didn't think too highly of Anthony Pettis trying to steal his UFC 164 title shot against Ben Henderson, calling Pettis' actions "low class" and "dirty."
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 1:36PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Charmaine Tweet replaces Julia Budd vs. Ediane Gomes at Invicta FC 6
Invicta Fighting Championships' next show has taken another injury hit. Julia Budd has suffered a neck injury that will knock her out of her featherweight bout against Ediane Gomes at Invicta FC 6. Stepping in for Budd will be Charmaine Tweet.
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Mark Hunt claims skin graph failed, may have to return to hospital for more surgery
UFC Heavyweight Mark Hunt just got out of the hospital following multiple surgeries and may have to return because of a failed skin graph placed over a wound from a staph infection.
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Joe Warren says 'Fight Master' is 'the most educational fight show there is'
Joe Warren literally had a front-row seat for the unscripted reactions of the welterweight contestants on "Bellator MMA: Fight Master," and his suspicion that he'd lose the show's popularity contest wasn't far off...
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 9:32AM by grappler0000 - 13 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Interviews
Anderson Silva Says BJ Penn is the Greatest Mixed Martial Artist of All Time
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is widely considered the greatest mixed martial artist of all time, but he believes BJ Penn is the best.
Submitted Jun 26, 2013 10:12PM by FastKnockout - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
Barring settlement, Eddie Alvarez vs. Bellator MMA will stretch well into 2014
Eddie Alvarez won't be fighting any time soon if his case with Bellator MMA goes to trial. According to documents filed Monday in U.S. district court, the two parties aren't required to see each other in court until after Sept. 15, 2014.
Submitted Jun 26, 2013 10:11PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: Bellator
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