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Dear MMA Fans; F-You! Sincerely, King Mo
(mmamania.com)
Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Lawal has a pretty simple message for fans:..a particular f-word. "Some [fans] are cool, some are idiots. They're fans-they don't know what the f**k they are talking about. That's why I'll say it again: 'f**k the fans.' A lot of them ain't educated. They're just bandwagon jumpers..."
Submitted Aug 19, 2010 1:11PM by DCRage - 20 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Fans send WEC to Pheonix
(mmaweekly.com)
The first ever fan voted Amp Energy WEC contest came to a close on Wednesday night with Phoenix coming out victorious as the city that will host a WEC event on Dec. 16. This will be the first WEC event in Arizona, where fans have long clamored for the promotion to come to their state.
Submitted Aug 19, 2010 2:23AM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Mac Danzig Off UFN 22, Escudero-Wiman Now Co-Headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
The planned Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman rematch scheduled for UFC Fight Night 22 is now off for now. Danzig reportedly is now off due to an undisclosed injury. Efrain Escudero has been tapped as the replacement, meaning he's now out of his scheduled fight with John Gunderson. As a result, "The Busiest Fighter In MMA", Yves Edwards, will now likely make his return to UFC and face Gunderson in a prelim. Wiman-Escudero will be the co-main event.
Submitted Aug 18, 2010 10:43PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 118 Official With 10 Fights, But Harris-Vedepo Off
(mmajunkie.com)
The fight card for next week's UFC 118 event is complete, UFC officials today announced. The 10-bout lineup features a champion rematch between lightweight champ Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn, and Randy Couture meets boxer James Toney in the UFC 118 co-headliner. There were 11 fights planned, but Gerald Harris vs. Joe Vedepo is now off. A source says scheduling issues is the reason. They may be shifted to other cards, not necessarily facing each other.
Submitted Aug 18, 2010 5:06PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WEC 50 Fighter Payouts-To-Be
(mmajunkie.com)
NSAC head Keith Kizer today revealed the preliminary fighter payouts for tonight's WEC 50 event. Every fighter will earn at least $3000 for their efforts with the highest possible payday being $35,000, which would be what Joseph Benavidez would earn if he beats WEC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz for the title. Shane Roller would get $32,000 if he wins his fight while both Scott Jorgenson & Cub Swanson can earn over $20,000 with wins.
Submitted Aug 18, 2010 2:12PM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Amir Sadollah vs. Peter Sobotta Targeted For UFC 122
(mmajunkie.com)
More regional talent is on tap for the UFC's second trip to Germany. In this case it's Peter Sobotta, who appears set to face Amir Sadollah at UFC 122. Sources close to the event say verbal agreements are in place.
Submitted Aug 18, 2010 6:48AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Showdown Joe: Rory MacDonald vs. Matt Brown @ UFC 123
(showdown.ca)
Numerous sources have informed me that welterweight prospect Rory “The Waterboy” MacDonald (10-1) is likely set to square off against rugged veteran Matt “The Immortal” Brown (11-9) at UFC 123, tentatively scheduled for November 20th. MacDonald, who hails from Kelowna, BC, suffered the first defeat of his young career, when, with seven seconds left in his UFC 115 bout vs Carlos Condit, the referee stepped in to halt the action.
Submitted Aug 18, 2010 1:22AM by Gogoplatapus - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Aaron Riley out, Thiago Tavares in against Pat Audinwood at UFC 119
(mmajunkie.com)
While it might not create quite the stir of a "Cro Cop" for "Big Nog" switch, there is one additional adjustment to the card at UFC 119. Aaron Riley has been scratched from the card, and Brazilian Thiago Tavares (14-3-1 MMA, 4-3-1 UFC) has agreed to step in against newcomer Pat Audinwood (9-0-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Submitted Aug 18, 2010 12:57AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Goran Reljic targeted for UFC 122 in Germany
(mmajunkie.com)
Goran Reljic's return to the light-heavyweight division appears set. Reljic (8-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is expected to fight Krzysztof Soszynski (21-10-1, 4-2 UFC) at UFC 122, according to a source close to the event who told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that verbal agreements are in place with bout agreements expected to be finalized shortly.
Submitted Aug 18, 2010 12:56AM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Backstage With Ed Soares
(mmafighting.com)
Ariel Helwani interviews Ed Soares one of the most recognizable and influential managers in mixed martial arts. With a stable of fighters that includes the likes of Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, Jose Aldo, Junior dos Santos and the Nogueira brothers, Soares has quickly put together one of the most impressive list of clients in the entire sport.
Submitted Aug 17, 2010 6:27PM by telnights - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
SF Challengers 10 Medical Suspensions
(mmajunkie.com)
The Arizona State Boxing Commission has announced the medical suspensions from Strikeforce Challengers 10. Only 4 fighters were given suspensions-all got only 30 or 60 days-and no injuries were serious. The worst injury was a possible concussion.
Submitted Aug 17, 2010 5:48PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
SF Challengers 10 Fighter Payouts
(mmajunkie.com)
The Arizona State Boxing Commission has released the official fighter payouts from Strikeforce Challengers 10. The total disclosed payouts were $53,250 with the biggest share-$18,000-going to Miesha Tate. The payroll may appear low compared to other major organizations, but keep in mind that the Challengers event series is geared primarily toward up-and-coming fighters who are looking to be promoted to major shows. Additionally, five of the 12 Strikeforce Challengers 10 bouts were classified as amateur fights, though most of the fighters have pro bouts on their records, according to the major databases.
Submitted Aug 17, 2010 5:46PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
2 Gracies Among 8 Announced For UFC 118 Grappling Superfights
(mmajunkie.com)
Officials today announced a quartet of "superfights" for the UFC Fan Expo trade and exhibition show in Boston, which coincides with next month's UFC 118 event. Members of MMA's first family, other grappling notables and even a former WEC champion are part of the lineup. The bouts include Rolles Gracie vs. Roberto Abreu, Gregor Gracie vs. Pablo Popovitch, Hermes Franca vs. Ryan Hall, and Penny Thomas vs. Tracey Goodell. On Friday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. ET, Thomas, who defeated MMA veteran Shayna Baszler at May's UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas, takes on Team Lloyd Irvin product Goodell. Additionally, Franca, a former WEC title-holder and UFC title challenger, meets 23-time Grapplers Quest champion Ryan Hall. On Saturday, Aug. 28 at 12:30 p.m. ET, the Gracie clan takes center stage. Rolles, a heavyweight MMA fighter who had a one-fight stint with the UFC earlier this year, takes on Abreu, an undefeated Grapplers Quest champ. And Gregor, a four-time Grapplers Quest champ and half-brother of Rolles', meets Popovich, an ADCC world grappling champion.
Submitted Aug 17, 2010 3:59PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cro Cop: I'm Not Going To Be 100% Against Frank Mir-But I Won't Disappoint The Fans
(mmamania.com)
Mirko Cro Cop confirms his participation in the UFC 119 main event against Frank Mir after "Minotauro" Nogueira was forced to withdraw from the Sept. 25 fight card due to ailing hips. "Cro Cop" doesn't think he can be 100-percent prepared in just five weeks, but was not about to disappoint the UFC or his fans by turning down the fight. "I am aware that I am not going to be 100-percent for this fight because in this sport five weeks notice is basically last-minute notice. But I know the UFC had no other solution and so I could not refuse the owner of the UFC, who has made me financially secure, or the UFC fans, who I do not want to disappoint."
Submitted Aug 17, 2010 1:07PM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
SF Challengers 10: 237,000 Viewers
(mmajunkie.com)
Ratings this past weekend's Strikeforce Challengers 10 event were better than expected and topped out at 280,000 viewers. Overall, the Aug. 13 event averaged 237,000 viewers, a 17 percent increase from Strikeforce Challengers 9 in July, for its initial run. So which fight coincided with the peak audience? It wasn't the Joe Riggs vs. Louis Taylor headliner, nor was it any of the official fights from the organization's single-night tournament, which included 135-pound female fighters Miesha Tate, Hitomi Akano, Maiju Kujala and Carina Damm. Surprisingly, the peak audience came during a Colleen Schneider vs. Liz Carmouche tourney-reserve bout, which likely was just a quirk since it preceded the night's tournament finale and Riggs vs. Taylor main event.
Submitted Aug 17, 2010 1:02PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
DREAM FW Champion Bibiano Fernandes Still Hasn't Been Paid For DREAM 13, Turns Down September Title Defense
(cagepotato.com)
Apparently DREAM has become the Michael Lohan of the MMA world. According to TATAME, five months after he won the DREAM featherweight tournament, Bibiano Fernandes hasn't been paid his contracted fight purse. Unlike the Impact FC fighters who haven't been paid for their July fights by the Australian promotion, Fernandes has something over the Japanese promotion he is contracted to for one more bout: his belt. The report says that Fernandes has turned down a title defense on the September 25 DREAM 16 card and maintains that he won't fight for the organization until he receives his check for his win over Joachim Hansen at DREAM 13 back in March.
Submitted Aug 17, 2010 11:38AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
Did Vince McMahon Inadvertently Help Drive TUF Ratings?
(mmamania.com)
According to former WWE employee and longtime wrestling personality Paul Heyman, yes-at least for the first season of TUF when Raw still aired on Spike. And Heyman tried to stop The Vin-Man from allowing it. "I was there in the room when we decided whether to let The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) come on after Monday Night Raw. They had the right to approve or decline any programming that followed them. I told [the WWE], they better not let [the UFC] on ... Yeah, I'm the a--hole that almost turned it down. [I said] 'You should be afraid of anything that will take away from your pay-per-view dollar. They are going to reach into your pocket, rip it open, and all those dollars are going to flow right there.' Here's the best way I can tell you about Vince McMahon. It's the ultimate Vince control story. If you're in the room with Vince McMahon and he sneezes, go on your Blackberry for the next 20 minutes because nothing you say to him is going to get through ... Cause he gets really p-----d off. Cause he can't control the sneeze."
Submitted Aug 17, 2010 11:31AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
German WW Pascal Krauss To Make UFC Debut At UFC 122
(mmajunkie.com)
Undefeated Pascal Krauss is the latest European standout invited to the octagon. The German welterweight has signed a four-fight deal with the UFC and makes his debut at UFC 122, according to German MMA website groundandpound.de. Although not officially announced by the promotion, UFC 122 takes place Nov. 13 at the Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. Nicknamed "Panzer," Krauss trains with Grappling Arts in Freiburg, Germany, and is the welterweight champion of U.K.-based Cage Warriors Fighting Championships promotion. With an unblemished professional record, he has notched all but two of his nine victories by way of submission. A source close to the fighter said Krauss currently is awaiting an opponent for UFC 122. He most recently appeared in May and earned a second-round submission victory over John Quinn to win the Cage Warriors title.
Submitted Aug 17, 2010 10:28AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
EA Sports Snapshots: HW and LHW fighters
(bloodyelbow.com)
Each week there will be a new EA SPORTS MMA weight class announced. Check back here weekly for the new class. Middleweight class to be announced next Monday.
Submitted Aug 17, 2010 2:07AM by jae_1833 - 11 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Dana White, Lesnar, Royce Gracie In New Round 5 Action Figure Series
(mmanews.com)
Round 5 To Give First Look At Series 4 With Dana White, Royce Gracie, Brock Lesnar At UFC® Fan Expo™ In Boston Velazquez, Buffer, Shogun, Jackson Also Highlighted; Regular And Limited Editions On Display At Booth No. 2524 At Expo, August 27-28
Submitted Aug 17, 2010 2:01AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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