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E3 2010: UFC-branded fitness game on the way
(mcvuk.com)
THQ is working on a unique exercise game. The publisher confirmed at E3 this week that it is working on a UFC-inspired fitness game for Kinect, PS Move, and Wii. Unlike other games in the genre the game will be targeted primarily at men, MCV understands. (Men aspiring to be massive man-mountains with necks thicker than their heads - just like the best UFC fighters - we assume.) But like other exercise games THQ expects it to do well in the post-Christmas season when consumers think about getting in shape and shaving kilograms of mince pies from their physiques. The game is due in January and is called UFC Trainer. It's a spin-off of THQ's surprise success UFC, the Ultimate Fighting Championship game that debuted strongly last year - a sequel was released just last month. But the new game is not on show at E3 - THQ only revealed the game during an investors meeting. THQ's core games boss Danny Bilson said he wants to demo it only when the game ready for the market. "We want this thing tuned to perfection without lag," GameSpot quotes him as saying - which suggests THQ's developers are also still getting used to perfecting making content for Kinect. "And I'm not going to ship it until it's the coolest fighting thing in the world."
Submitted Jun 17, 2010 4:17PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Jorge Santiago vs. Kazuo Misaki Now Slated For Sengoku 14
(mmajunkie.com)
It appears that World Victory Road has moved a planned Sengoku Middleweight Title fight between Jorge Santiago & Kazuo Misaki from this weekend's Sengoku 13 to Sengoku 14 on August 22. No reason given yet for the expected change.
Submitted Jun 17, 2010 1:59PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
 
Forrest Petz Replaces Julio Paulino At UFC 116
(mmajunkie.com)
A late change was just announced for UFC 116: Julio Paulino is now off due to an undisclosed injury. He was to have faced Daniel Roberts. Former UFC fighter Forrest Petz, who is on a 4-fight winning streak, has been reportedly confirmed as the replacement but bout agreements have not yet been signed.
Submitted Jun 17, 2010 1:01PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Quinton Jackson Blames Secret Knee Injury & The Boredom Of Greg Jackson For UFC 114 Loss To Rashad Evans
(mmamania.com)
So apparently it wasn't ring rust and his A-Team layoff that caused his poor performance, according to Page. "I apologize for the fight not so much because I lost but because of how it went down. I always like to put on exciting fights for the fans but Rashad came out to use that ‘Greg Jackson’ plan: be boring and squeak out a victory. So that bothers me more than the loss. I remember one other thing he was doing - he was punching me in my knee! It was weird because I had suffered a real bad knee injury in camp but we kept it secret, we didn’t say anything about it and we didn’t even tell the UFC. I told my doctor and that was it, he helped me out but I was going to back out of the fight. The only reason I didn’t back out was the fight had been so hyped and I didn’t want to disappoint the fans. Why was he punching me in the knee though? That’s kind of weird - did he find out about the injury? I don’t know. Its weird."
Submitted Jun 17, 2010 10:58AM by DCRage - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Strikeforce boss confirms signings of Sergei Kharitonov and Valentijn Overeem
(mmajunkie.com)
LOS ANGELES – Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has confirmed the promotion's acquisition of two former PRIDE heavyweights: Sergei Kharitonov (16-4 MMA, 0-0 SF) and Valentijn Overeem (28-25 MMA, 0-0 SF). Overeem, 33, is the older brother of current Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem, and Kharitonov is a former sparring partner of top-ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko.
Submitted Jun 17, 2010 10:25AM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Babalu Won't Fight King Mo - Wants to Avenge Loss to Hendo
(mmaweekly.com)
It was announced prior to Strikeforce on Wednesday night that if Renato "Babalu" Sobral defeated Robbie Lawler, he would get a shot at the light heavyweight title. The only problem with that is Babalu is close friends with and a training partner of current champion Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal. Babalu was successful in his fight against Robbie Lawler, picking up a unanimous decision victory. But following the win, he said he won't fight his friend and called for another fight instead. "I won't never punch and try to hurt my friends, but I would like to ask for a fight, and all the respect that I have, in the beginning of my career I fought Dan Henderson in Japan and lost to him," Babalu said.
Submitted Jun 17, 2010 9:40AM by emfleek - 11 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Cavalcante vs. Kikuno, Manhoef vs. Mizuno Booked for DREAM.15
(mmafighting.com)
DREAM Executive Producer Keiichi Sasahara today unveiled to more fights for DREAM.15, the card of "Fated Rivals". Along with the highly anticipated Shinya Aoki vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri title match, former top lightweight Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante will look to get back on track against a rising star in Katsunori Kikuno and Melvin Manhoef will return to the ring against a Tatsuya Mizuno as part of DREAM's four man light-heavyweight tournament. Also participating in the tournament will be former Strikeforce Light-Heavyweight Champion Gegard Mousasi although an opponent has not yet been named.
Submitted Jun 17, 2010 9:38AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
Robbie Lawler "Should Have Done More" Against Renato Sobral In LA
(mmamania.com)
So says Lawler in comments at last night's Strikeforce Los Angeles post-fight presser. "I wasn’t hurt, I just wanted to make him think I was. It was a ploy, a decoy, for him to fight me so I could knock him out. I’m disappointed with the result, but I have no complaints. The two takedowns in the first round may have been the difference. I know that I could have done much more. I should have done more."
Submitted Jun 17, 2010 9:26AM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Liddell's Trainer "Heartbroken", No Longer Wants To See Iceman Fight
(mmamania.com)
John Hackleman -- the long-time trainer and friend of former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell -- concedes that it's finally time for his UFC Hall of Fame fighter to hang up the gloves. Liddell, 40, suffered his fifth loss in six fights, getting knocked out cold courtesy of Rich Franklin at UFC 115 last weekend. It was the fourth time in those five losses that he ended up on his back, staring at the lights and wondering what the hell went wrong. Hackleman suggests that the "warrior" nature of Liddell is likely to blame -- no matter how much game planning, conditioning or drilling he did prior to the fight, he quickly resorted to his aggressive (and careless) self after just a few minutes of action. "Iceman" has yet to make an official announcement on his retirement; however, with Hackleman, as well as UFC President Dana White (again) telling him the party's over, he may listen this time around.
Submitted Jun 17, 2010 6:30AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Strikeforce: Los Angeles fight results
(mmajunkie.com)
OFFICIAL RESULTS Renato "Babalu" Sobral def. Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos def. Marius Zaramoskis via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 2:38 Tim Kennedy def. Trevor Prangley via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 3:35 K.J. Noons def. Conor Heun via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28) PRELIMINARY CARD Jeremy Umphries def. R.J. Clifford via technical submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 2, 2:27 Hugo Sandoval def. Marcus Kowal via TKO (strikes) - Round 2, 0:43
Submitted Jun 17, 2010 12:54AM by jae_1833 - 8 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Chris Horodecki faces WEC newcomer Danny Downes at Sunday's WEC 49 event
(mmajunkie.com)
With Ed Ratcliff forced to bow out of this Sunday's WEC 49 event for undisclosed reasons, undefeated Roufusport fighter Danny "Boy" Downes (6-0 MMA, 0-0 WEC) has stepped up to face Chris Horodecki (13-2 MMA, 0-1 WEC). WEC officials made the announcement late Tuesday night. The Downes vs. Horodecki fight is expected to remain on the televised portion of the card
Submitted Jun 17, 2010 12:15AM by Twenty20Dollars - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
.Exclusive: King Mo' Doesn't Want to Fight His 'Brother' Babalu; Says Fedor Can Be Beaten and He's the Man to Do It
(cagepotato.com)
We spoke with Muhammed "King Mo'" Lawal at last weekend's MMA Expo in Toronto and we asked him about the prospect of fighting friend and training partner Renato Sobral, should Babalu get past Robbie Lawler in the pair's 195-pound catchweight bout tonight, and according to the Strikeforce light heavyweight champ, the fight will likely never happen. "The thing is, Babalu is like my brother. I knew him before I started fighting and he was actually my favorite fighter when I first started to really follow the sport," explained Lawal. "I'll fight anybody but him." So then, the question is who will Strikeforce match him up with?
Submitted Jun 16, 2010 9:39PM by sclasclemski - 10 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
E3 2010: Supremacy MMA is Looking for a Fight (New Game)
(1up.com)
Emphasizing the underground culture of mixed martial arts, Supremacy MMA from 505 Games looks to bring the sport back to its no-holds-barred roots. Developer Kung Fu Factory admits their game may not have a license, but they see that as an opportunity to have a darker, more violent vibe compared to THQ's UFC Undisputed series. First thing i thought was..... Is that a cockfighting ring??
Submitted Jun 16, 2010 9:19PM by StriderXero - 4 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
MMA in New York? Senate passes MMA bill; moves to assembly.
(poughkeepsiejournal.com)
ALBANY -- A controversial bill that would legalize mixed-martial arts events in New York narrowly passed the state Senate on Wednesday, but the bill faces an uncertain future in the Assembly as the legislative session winds down. If enacted into law, mixed-martial arts would be subject to many of the same regulations currently imposed on boxing and other grappling sports, and the state athletic commission would be charged with issuing licenses to leagues and organizations looking to host an event. Sen. Kevin Parker, D-Brooklyn, said mixed-martial arts should be viewed the same as any other sport in the state. Parker sponsors the bill in the Senate, while Assemblyman Steven Englebright, D-Setauket, Suffolk County, sponsors the bill in the Assembly.
Submitted Jun 16, 2010 7:48PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Chris Leben Expecting To Beat Aaron Simpson "Rather Easily" At TUF 11 Finale
(mmamania.com)
And if his comments recently are any indication, his win last time out has given him an extra boost of confidence going into Saturday's fight. "There was a lot of pressure. My fight before that (against Rosholt) was a terrible performance on my part and going into the Jay Silva fight I knew that I needed to change things. I went out to Oregon for over a month, just buckled down, put my nose to the grindstone and trained hard, and it definitely showed when I went out there. When I perform at my best, I think I beat anybody. [Simpson] is a phenomenal athlete and he’s obviously accomplished a lot in his wrestling career. Obviously there are some holes in his game – wrestling is his number one attribute, he doesn’t move his head a ton and he’s a little bit heavy on his feet. It’s gonna be a great fight, and if I execute my game plan and perform the way that I know I can, I think I should take him out rather easily."
Submitted Jun 16, 2010 1:29PM by DCRage - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Caraway vs. Paixao Set For WEC 50
(mmaweekly.com)
They didn't end up fighting in March, so they'll shoot for August instead. Bryan Caraway and Fredson Paixao are scheduled to meet in a featherweight bout on the upcoming WEC 50 card in Las Vegas on August 18. The two were set to square off in March, but a late injury to Caraway forced him off the card, and they will meet in August instead.
Submitted Jun 16, 2010 10:31AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
McCray vs. McGee Named TUF 11 Finale Main Event
(mmaweekly.com)
As the "Ultimate Fighter" season 11 finale show draws near, finalists Kris McCray and Court McGee, who square off in the middleweight division for a 6-figure contract, have been bumped up to the main event for the Saturday night show. The UFC made the move on Tuesday moving McCray vs. McGee to the top of the card, while light heavyweights Keith Jardine and Matt Hamill will remain the co-main event for the televised show on Spike TV.
Submitted Jun 16, 2010 10:30AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC On Versus 2 Set With 3 More Prelims
(mmajunkie.com)
The fight card for the recently relocated UFC on Versus 2 event is now complete with the addition of three preliminary-card bouts for a total of 11 fights. The final 3 fights confirmed today, all prelims, are Paul Kelly vs. Jakob Volkmann (relocated from UFC 116 due to Kelly having visa issues), Charles Oliveira vs. Darren Elkins (moved from TUF 11 Finale) and UFC newcomer & former Shooto Welterweight Champion Willamy Friere (Chequerim) vs. Thiago Tavares.
Submitted Jun 16, 2010 10:25AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Pat Barry in cast and "boot" for minimum five weeks, surgery unlikely
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC heavyweight Pat Barry broke his hand and foot in a co-main event bout with Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic this past Saturday at UFC 115 and will wear a hand cast and foot "boot" – or therapeutic brace – for five weeks.
Submitted Jun 16, 2010 10:01AM by BigIP - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Legal Issue Prompts Sonnen To Withdraw From Oregon House Race
(mmamania.com)
So much for a potential Representative Chael Sonnen in UFC. A legal issue from a few years ago has emerged and it's forced him out of the Oregon House elections. "In the best interests of my district, I am resigning from my campaign for the Oregon House of Representatives. A 2006 legal issue has arisen that needs my immediate attention. I am not at liberty to disclose the details, but my name was involved in a real estate case that requires a ruling. If the ruling is adverse, I would be disqualified from running for office until 2011. So, given that possibility, I have chosen to withdraw my name as a candidate in 2010. I will continue to contribute to my community and ensure that we have a capable candidate to run for my district in November."
Submitted Jun 16, 2010 9:31AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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