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Full-Time Fighter: Sean Salmon on opening SS Combat & Fitness
(mmajunkie.com)
I am going to do my best with this column to describe what the last year and half has been like working to open SS Combat and Fitness, as well as address some of the questions or comments posted after MMAjunkie.com's original article about the gym.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 11:48PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
 
Griffin Recovering, Expects SUMMERTIME Return
(mmaweekly.com)
Maybe all of you guys will finally start to stop taking any notice of The Sun (UK Newspaper) now From MMA Weekly: Reports surfaced early on Tuesday that former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin was to be sidelined for the majority of 2009 with a hand injury sustained in his loss to Rashad Evans in December. MMAWeekly.com spoke to sources close to Griffin later on Tuesday morning who stated that the "Ultimate Fighter" alum is recovering well from surgery on his hand. He is hopeful to make a return during the summertime and should not have to sit out for any major period of time.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 11:34PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Silva Sues CSAC
(sherdog.com)
Suspended fighter Antonio Silva filed a civil action against the California State Athletic Commission on Jan. 7 in Los Angeles Superior Court, the first known case in which a mixed martial artist has legally contested a CSAC decision outside the state regulatory body. Silva is asking for a “writ of mandate,” or a ruling from the court that will supersede the CSAC’s decision to suspend the fighter for one year for alleged steroid use and possibly allow Silva another hearing to try and prove his innocence.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 8:20PM by ncordless - 8 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, General MMA, K-1 / K-1 Hero's
 
N.Y. State Legislator Speaks Out Against MMA
(mmaweekly.com)
The New York State Assembly’s Tourism, Arts, and Sports Development Committee begins its session on Tuesday, and among several pieces of legislature up for vote is bill 1-11458-A, designed to regulate the sport of MMA in New York. While the bill will not be voted on before next week at the earliest, Assemblyman Bob Reilly, a democratic member of the committee who represents the 109th district of New York, opposes the legislation and recently spoke to MMAWeekly.com about his feelings on the sport and attempts to bring it to the Empire State.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 7:46PM by DCRage - 17 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
KJ Noons to sign with UFC, could debut at UFN 18
(mmabay.co.uk)
The UFC are set to sign one of the hottest free agents in MMA in KJ Noons, the former EliteXC lightweight champion, MMABay can EXCLUSIVELY reveal. Noons was stripped of the title last year after refusing to defend it in a rematch against former UFC fighter, Nick Diaz. His contract expired last week, making him one of the most wanted free agents on the MMA scene. Rumour has it that the former pro-boxer could debut at UFC Fight Night 18 against Melvin Guillard. The source is MMA Bay, so not sure how accurate the report is.....
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 2:55PM by MMAcca - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bao Quach to replace Hominick at Affliction
(nolimitsmma.com)
Bao Quach will replace Mark Hominick, says nolimitsmma.com I dont know how credible it is, but it makes sense.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 2:20PM by loller90278 - 5 comments
Filed under: Affliction, M-1 Global
 
Fedor Training Secrets (Diet, Routine, everything) And Interview - MUST SEE!
(dreamfighters.com)
Fedor Training Secrets (Diet, Routine, everything) And Interview. Great Interview where he talks about Family, fight prep and everything!
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 1:32PM by kastro_316 - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Heath Herring to Face Junior Dos Santos at UFC 97
(fightticker.com)
MMANews.com is reporting that Heath Herring will be fighting Brazilian Junior Dos Santos at UFC 97, which will take place in Montreal. They are basing their report off of comments made by Gabe Morrency, who hosts Hardcore Sports Radio on Sirius XM. Herring's last fight was a UFC 87 loss to current UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar while Dos Santos' last bout was a stunning UFC 90 victory over Fabricio Werdum. More from MMANews.com: Earlier today it was announced by Gabe Morrency during a broadcast of his show "Sports Rage",on Hardcore Sports Radio (Sirius 98) that a heavyweight match up between "The Texas Krazy Horse" Heath Herring and Brazilian Junoir dos Santos is in the works for UFC 97 which is tentatively scheduled to take place in Montreal, Canada in April. In Herring's last bout at UFC 87 in August, he was steamrolled by Brock Lesnar on Lesnar's path to the heavyweight title. dos Santos on the other hand debuted in late 2008 with a stunning KO finish of highly touted contender Fabricio Werdum. It was be Werdum's exit bout from the UFC.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 1:26PM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Antonio Silva Wants Kimbo, May Fight Aleks Emelianenko Next
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Antonio "Big Foot" Silva says he tried hard to get a fight wioth Kimbo Slice while the two were signed to EliteXC. His manager Alex Davis repeatedly asked for the bout, but the matchmakers at the now-defunct organisation turned it down.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 1:24PM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Franklin Views Henderson As Just Another Fight
(mmaweekly.com)
Teaching has always come natural to Rich Franklin. From his days as a math teacher back in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, the former UFC middleweight champion has always taken to his ability to teach and help a new generation learn. During the second season of "The Ultimate Fighter" reality show, Franklin took his teaching skills to the mat and helped a group of young fighters follow their dreams in making it to the UFC. Fighters eager to learn under Franklin included Marcus Davis, Keith Jardine, Seth Petruzelli, and new UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans. Since then Franklin has had a very busy and storied career, but the chance to revisit the days of The Ultimate Fighter don't particularly excite the Ohio native, as he is set to do that very thing if he defeats Dan Henderson at UFC 93 in Ireland.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 1:05PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wandy at UFC 100?
(mmamania.com)
Check it out. I'd love to see him up against Forrest or even Anderson.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 12:10PM by Givershit - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Griffin Out Most Of 2009
(mmamania.com)
It now appears that the broken hand Forrest Griffin suffered against Rashad Evans at UFC 92 is worse than expected. Griffin apparently needed to have pins surgically inserted into the hand to expedite the healing process, and now it's expected he'll be out until Fall '09, well past his medical suspension that runs until June.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 12:04PM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Considering 2009 Event In San Antonio
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC is hoping to return to San Antonio, Texas later this year, probably sometime between September & December. They're hoping to run an event at AT&T Center, but NBA schedule conflicts could force UFC to the smaller Freeman Coliseum instead.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 10:50AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
End of an Era: Fighter-Manager Handshake Deals Die as MMA Grows
(sherdog.com)
Widely regarded as the dean of MMA managers, Monte Cox has always relied on handshake deals with his fighters. That just might change in the near future. As MMA continues to grow, so does the money in the sport, attracting a new breed of fighter representatives -- agents, as opposed to managers -- from outside the game. These agents attempt to jump on the MMA gravy train, Cox and others contend, by poaching fighters from their existing managers with inflated promises of bigger paydays. Cox, a 13-year MMA veteran who boasts the biggest stable of name fighters in the game, of late has lost a couple of those handshake clients to other managers or agents. And thus, he said he is seriously considering switching to written contracts. “It’s becoming more of a business than a sport,” said the Bettendorf, Iowa-based Cox, whose 60 some fighters include Matt Hughes, Tim Sylvia, Rich Franklin, Jens Pulver and Robbie Lawler. “I’m an odd character in that I don’t do contracts,” he said. “For 13 years, I’ve gone on a handshake. But now, it’s become a little different in that you take somebody that you’ve developed and you’ve built and they’re making a lot of money and then they jump to somebody else. And it leaves you holding the bag. “So now I’m definitely thinking about” going with written contracts, said Cox, who is also a veteran promoter with Extreme Challenge, which he owns, and other promotions. While Cox does not believe that the few fighters he lost, most notably Roger Huerta, were actually poached, he said he hears poaching horror stories from smaller managers all the time. “All the smaller guys tell me how bad it is,” he said. Chad Bergmeier, based in Waterloo, Iowa, is one of them. Like Cox, he too has lost some fighters, including Kevin Burns, with whom he had handshake deals. Bergmeier said he also is going to start instituting written contracts with his fighters. “It’s so strange,” said Bergmeier, who manages about 30 fighters -- including Rob Kimmons, Ryan Thomas and Travis Fulton -- though none with quite the star power of Cox’s A-listers. “I’ve been involved in this sport for about 11 years now and it definitely has changed a lot, gotten bigger. And naturally, as that happens, you do have more of the poacher-type people showing up.” Another smaller fighter rep is Mike Camp of F1 Management in Akron, Ohio, whose biggest name client is Dave Herman. “I’d like to do all my business with a handshake,” Camp said. “But in this climate, you just can’t do that. The sport has changed where you gotta be more guarded with your clients...
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 10:28AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews
 
Pros Pick: Coleman vs. Shogun II
(sherdog.com)
Coleman and Rua are set to square off again this Saturday at UFC 93. Sherdog.com contacted dozens upon dozens of pros for their thoughts on the rematch, but not many were brave enough to put their reputations on the line:
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 5:02AM by Wolfenstein - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
PETE SELL VS MATT BROWN AT UFC 96
(mmaweekly.com)
In what could be a sleeper nominee for Fight of the Night, MMAWeekly.com has confirmed with sources close to Pete “Drago” Sell that he will be making his Ultimate Fighting Championship return on March 7 against Matt Brown at UFC 96 in Columbus, Ohio.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 4:58AM by Wolfenstein - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Interview with Art Davie - Wow
(mmatraining.com)
His new sport is ridiculous. He actually comes off as not that big of an idiot, but this sport makes MMA looks just horrible. Anything to make a buck I guess.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 12:06AM by JimmieDD - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Matt Hamill vs. Mark Munoz signed for UFC 96
(warriorid.com)
Former NCAA All-American Mark Munoz is scheduled to make his UFC debut at UFC 96 on March 7 against season three veteran from The Ultimate Fighter Matt Hamill. SHould be a good fight if Matt can keep it on the ground!
Submitted Jan 12, 2009 6:02PM by kastro_316 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Antwain Britt to Face Former IFL Standout Jamal Patterson at UWC 5: Man O' War on February 21st
(bloodyelbow.com)
Bloody Elbow can exclusively confirm with word directly from the UWC that Mid-Atlantic rising star Antwain "The Juggernaut" Britt will lock horns with Team Renzo Gracie and IFL standout Jamal "The Suit" Patterson in a light heavyweight fight as the co-main event on UWC 5: Man O' War on February 21st at the Patriot Center on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax, VA.
Submitted Jan 12, 2009 5:07PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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