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Page 982 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Rampage’ injured; Machida gets shot at Evans
http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news?slug=ki-rampage031109&prov=yhoo&type=lgns Rampage needs surgery on his jaw so Machida finally gets his shot, most likely UFC 98
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 10:19PM by Manak - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Ringstar Announces American Fighter Shoe line
(mmapayout.com)
Ringstar, a martial arts shoe maker announced a deal with UFC Star Rich Franklin and American Fighter apparel to produce a complete line of shoes with the American Fighter/Rich Franklin brand. The announcement was made at the American Fighter pre-fight party at club Mynt Ulta Lounge prior to UFC 96. The shoe line will include casual, athletic and summer shoes. The shoe line is scheduled to hit retail stores by mid summer. Also announced was a partnership between Ringstar and the “Real American Fighters” program. The RAF program is a partnership between the Disabled American Veterans, Rich Franklin and American Fighter. The program donates dollars back to the DAV for apparel and other items sold by American Fighter. Ringstar joins the program and will sell a line of flip flop shoes through retail and give a portion of the proceeds to the Real American Fighters Program. “We are real excited to work with Ringstar” Stated Rich Franklin at the party. “These guys are nothing but class and we have a great future ahead. The designs are awesome. I am a shoe guy and this is going to be real nice” The Ringtar deal was inked in January.
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 8:09PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Efrain is out of april 1st main event
(mmaweekly.com)
Coming off of a successful run as the lightweight champion of season eight of "The Ultimate Fighter," Efrain Escudero will have to wait a little longer for his official UFC debut. He has been forced off the card with a rib injury, sources close to Escudero confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday.
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 6:41PM by StorminYourman - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Hamill Issues Statment Explaining Celebration After KO'ing Mark Munoz
(fightline.com)
apparently he caught bruce buffer with an elbow too, but a good read none the less
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 6:20PM by nickcuc547 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Charles "Mask" Lewis of Tapout Passes Away
(demandmma.com)
A sad day in Mixed Martial Arts.
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 2:31PM by BrutalKnockOut - 55 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Freeman Avoids Jail Time
(sherdog.com)
Ian Freeman is just what his last name is-a free man...sort of. The former UFC fighter has been suspended to a 9 month suspended sentence, 1 year probation, 120 hours community service, and an 8:30 PM-5 AM curfew for 6 weeks for pleading guilty to one count of tax evasion and another for making a false income statement to obtain a house mortgage.
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 12:12PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Touche, Strikeforce: UFC Strikes Again With Counterprogramming
(mmajunkie.com)
So much for Strikeforce getting a free pass from UFC even though SF promoter Scott Coker & Dana White don't have a bad relationship. On April 11, when SF broadcasts it's return event on Showtime, UFC will counter with a replay of UFC 94 for free on Spike.
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 11:15AM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, UFC
 
Trailer for Jason "Mayhem" Miller's New Reality Show on MTV
(demandmma.com)
Watch "Mayhem" help out the kids who constantly get picked on in school, by turning the tables on the bullies!
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 10:46AM by BrutalKnockOut - 16 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Penn Files Formal Complaint with NSAC
(mmaweekly.com)
After a month of telegraphing their intentions, B.J. Penn and his representatives have filed a formal complaint against Georges St. Pierre. The 20-page document, filed on Monday with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, requests sanctions against St. Pierre, his cornermen, and other unknown licensees of the commission, and requests a formal hearing into the matter.
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 10:28AM by babytater03 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Dragon to Face Sugar at UFC 98
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
According to a new published report, it appears that Lyoto Machida receive his shot at the UFC light heavyweight title sooner rather than later. The Britsh tabloid The Sun is reporting that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will be unable to accept an offer to headline UFC 98 on May 23 in Las Vegas against current 205 pound kingpin Rashad Evans. The Sun adds that with Jackson’s hand injury preventing him from fighting at UFC 98, Machida has been tapped to challenge Evans. War Rampage...oh wait.
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 10:26AM by babytater03 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dale Hartt Returns At UFC 99
(mmajunkie.com)
In his first fight since his gruesome TKO victory over now-injured Corey Hill at UFC Fights For The Troops, Dale Hartt is set to return to action at UFC 99. He's scheduled to face Dennis Siver in what likely will be a prelim match.
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 9:41AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UWC Pursuing Legal Action Against Chase Beebe
(fightticker.com)
After former WEC Bantamweight Champion Chase Beebe pulled out of a scheduled fight at UWC: Man 'O War last month claiming an injury, it ultimately turned out to be an apparent case of Beebe pulling out to avoid getting hurt before his fight last weekend at DREAM 7. As a result, UWC owner/promoter S. Marcello Foran has issued a statement noting that UWC will be pursuing legal actions against Beebe to cover costs and contractual obligations among possibly other things.
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 8:40AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Nick Nolte and Tom Hardy to star in MMA drama
(kungfucinema.com)
Nick Nolte has been picked by Lionsgate and writer-director Gavin O'Connor to head a cast including Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Morrison in WARRIOR, a drama set in the world of mixed martial arts. Nolte plays an ex-Vietnam veteran boxer-turned-steel mill worker whose family was torn apart by alcoholism. The now-sober and remorseful dad welcomes back his youngest son (Hardy) and trains him to compete in an MMA tournament. He and his older brother (Edgerton) are on a collision course in the ring. The film's script was co-written by Anthony Tambakis. O'Conner will produce with his brother Greg O'Conner.
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 7:58AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Art Jimmerson: Where Is He Now?
(sherdog.com)
One glove. It's one of the most powerful and provocative images of the past century: The XIX Olympiad. October 16, 1968. Mexico City. Tommie Smith and John Carlos. The black glove. Black power. Despite the symbol's cultural resonance, if you're part of the MMA cognoscenti, "one glove" means something much different to you: UFC 1. November 12, 1993. Denver. Art Jimmerson. The boxing glove. Ridicule. "It's funny looking back, I just never knew," says Jimmerson, now 45 years old and retired from ring and cage. "But I said, 'No problem,' because it was only going to take me one punch." Three decades before lacing up his one glove and banking on one punch, Arthur Lee Jimmerson Jr. was a shock-headed youth raised in St. Louis, his childhood coinciding with the cultural crumbling of the city. By the time he had reached grade school, the city's culturally rich Gaslight Square -- which played host to the likes of Jack Kerouac, Alan Ginsberg, Lenny Bruce, Miles Davis and Woody Allen -- had become victim to urban decay, beginning its uneasy alteration from a cultural capital to a perennial contender for "America's most dangerous city." "I got picked on a lot in grade school basically," says Jimmerson. "There was one guy who always bullied me, so there was a point where a friend of ours in the neighborhood who took us to the boxing gym and I went. The rest is history." Jimmerson become part of St. Louis' next-gen boxers looking to follow in the footsteps of Olympic gold medalist and world champion brothers Leon and Michael Spinks. After winning the National Golden Gloves as a middleweight in 1983, Jimmerson turned pro in 1985. Success was hard to come by, and he tallied only a 9-2 mark through his first 11 bouts. However, in July 1988, Jimmerson was selected as a tune-up opponent for regionally popular light heavyweight action fighter Lenny LaPaglia. Jimmerson, then known by his long-discarded nickname "Zorro,” brutally bashed LaPaglia in a stirring six-round upset, giving his career a shot in the arm. Photo Courtesy: Art Jimmerson Jimmerson was born and raised in St. Louis. "[UFC 1] doesn't really bother me because I know who I am as a fighter," says Jimmerson. While Jimmerson often sounds as though he's talking about another lifetime when he speaks of his boxing career, the LaPaglia bout remains a clear touchstone for him. "If you go on YouTube, and see me fight LaPaglia, that shows the real me," he assures. He wouldn't go on to become a world champion, like St. Louis contemporaries Eddie Cook, Ed Hopson and Carl Daniels. However, Jimmerson became a solid journeyman, putting together 15 straight victories in the lead-up to UFC 1, and was in the running for a considerable payday as an opponent for an aging legend in Thomas "Hitman" Hearns. While Jimmerson was eyeing a crack at a hall of famer, Rorion Gracie and Art Davie were looking for willing participants in their grand infomercial for Gracie jiu-jitsu. To sell the UFC, it would require the Bloodsport-esque style-versus-style hook, and to validate the strength of jiu-jitsu, there certainly needed to be a representative of the sweet science...
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 7:43AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Snubbed by TUF 9 Wallhead is calling out UFC fighters
(sports.yahoo.com)
He's regarded by many as the No. 2 welterweight fighter in the UK, behind Dan Hardy yet he fell short in making the cast of The Ultimate Fighter 9: U.S. v. U.K. That has Brit Jimmy Wallhead in a surly mood especially when youngsters like Tom Egan are calling out bigger names in the UFC. Egan, an Irishman, lost in his UFC debut against John Hathaway at UFC 93. For some reason, Egan is now calling out Dan Hardy. Wallhead trains with Hardy and told MMAUnlimited he isn't happy with Egan's attitude:
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 2:37AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Filho Wants Lawler In Strikeforce
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Former WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho (16-1) is looking for a meeting with Robbie Lawler on a Strikeforce show. "We have offered Paulo to Sengoku or Strikeforce and that is where we want, if possible straight into a fight with Robbie Lawler,” his coach Jorge Guimaraes told Tatame today.
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 2:33AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Mark Munoz May Be Headed For Middleweight Division
(fightline.com)
According to a source close to the situation, the UFC and Mark Munoz are considering a drop from light-heavyweight down to middleweight.
Submitted Mar 10, 2009 8:05PM by Wolfenstein - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Looks To Make Early Stop Right For Riley
(mmaweekly.com)
“The UFC is looking to make things right, so hopefully I’ll get a rematch in with Shane at some point, but I’m just really looking to get back in action as soon as possible,” he said. “I’ve already expressed that to Joe Silva, and he’s looking to make that happen. “He told me they were booked through August, but he also told me that if there was a chance to get me in, he’d try to get me in. If anything happens where somebody drops out or gets injured, he can look to juggle the schedule around and get me in.”
Submitted Mar 10, 2009 6:33PM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
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