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Keith Jardine Documents Corruption At Nemesis Fighting, U.S. Secret Service Involved
The nightmare surrounding the Nemesis Fighting show in the Dominican Republic on Dec. 11 is still unfolding as more details emerge. The latest advancement is the U.S. Secret Service’s involvement in the investigation. Keith Jardine, who fought and won during the show, has made a personal commitment to make sure the promoters who scammed the fighters either pay up or do some jail time for their part in the disastrous show that took place. The UFC veteran is taking much of the responsibility simply because he knows a lot of the fighters that competed that fateful night, stayed on the card due to his involvement. He’s hopeful the work he’s doing now will at least help some of the fighters out from the financial strain caused by promoters Tim Fields and Bob Fill. “I know some people stayed on this card because I was on it, and they would ask John (Madrid, Jardine’s manager) ‘Well, Keith’s still on it right?’ and they would stay on the card because of me, and that makes me feel really bad,” Jardine told MMAWeekly Radio. “So I’m doing my best, doing my part to gain control of the production of the fights to maybe get it on pay-per-view and get all the money to pay the fighter’s purses.”
Submitted Dec 22, 2010 3:49PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Maciej Jewtuszko vs. Curt Warburton official for "UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch" prelims
Polish WEC import Maciej Jewtuszko (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and British fighter Curt Warburton (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will face-off Down Under. UFC execs today officially announced the matchup, which had previously been reported by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), for the preliminary portion of "UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch." Featuring a welterweight headliner between B.J. Penn and Jon Fitch, UFC 127 takes place Feb. 27 at Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. The event airs live on pay-per-view.
Submitted Dec 22, 2010 3:38PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Todd Duffee reports DREAM fight with Alistair Overeem on NYE
Have no plans on NYE?! Dream Dynamite 2010 : Duffee VS Overeem on HDnet!!!
Submitted Dec 22, 2010 3:12PM by Gogoplatapus - 23 comments
Filed under: HDNet, Dream
Strikeforce: Nick Diaz vs Evangelista Santos booked for Jan. 29 in San Jose
Nick Diaz's next fight won't be against Jason "Mayhem" Miller after all. Instead, the Strikeforce welterweight champion has agreed to defend his title against Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos on Jan. 29 in San Jose, Calif. Sources close to Strikeforce confirmed the booking with MMA Fighting early Wednesday morning. The proposed Diaz vs. Miller fight couldn't be agreed upon by both parties due to Diaz not willing to fight at 185 and Miller not willing to drop down to 170. Neither camp was able to agree on a suitable catchweight. So, in comes the 33-year-old Santos, the husband of Strikeforce 145-pound women's champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos, who is 1-1 in Strikeforce and 18-13 overall. His lone win came against Marius Zaromskis at Strikeforce: Los Angeles in what also was his 170-pound debut. Diaz, 23-7 (1 NC), successfully defended his title against KJ Noons in October. He became the first-ever Strikeforce welterweight champion last January when he defeated Marius Zaromskis via first-round TKO.
Submitted Dec 22, 2010 9:41AM by SmileR - 16 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Updated: Hermes Franca Falls Victim to Unregulated International MMA, Result Appears to Have Been Overturned
UFC veteran and former lightweight title challenger Hermes Franca battled former Olympic judo player Ferrid Kheder at Xtreme Vale Todo 5 this past Sunday. The event was held in Costa Rica meaning it was free from the oversight of American commissions. The fights were also streamed on Sherdog.com and via their website we have the streaming video of the fight:
Submitted Dec 21, 2010 8:42PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Five bouts, including Mendes vs. Omigawa, added to "UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort"
The UFC's traditional Super Bowl weekend card is nearly complete, and UFC brass has announced five additional fights for "UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort." All five fights were previously reported by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), though a featherweight matchup between Team Alpha Male fighter Chad Mendes and Japanese import Michihiro Omigawa had not yet been tied down to specific date by initial reports. Featuring a middleweight title fight between current champion Anderson Silva and top challenger Vitor Belfort, UFC 126 takes place Feb. 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The Mendes vs. Omigawa matchup takes place in the preliminary portion of UFC 126, as do previously reported bouts of Gabe Ruediger vs. Paul Taylor, Demetrious Johnson vs. Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto and Mike Pierce vs. Kenny Robertson. A previously reported fight between Jake Ellenberger and Carlos Eduardo Rocha is slated for the evening's main card.
Submitted Dec 21, 2010 8:36PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
WEC 53: 615,000 Viewers
World Extreme Cagefighting went out with a bang in the cage, and the promotion didn't do too bad in the ratings, either. With a pair of titles on the line in the final event in WEC history, "WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis" scored an impressive 0.62 household rating and an average audience of 615,000 viewers on Versus. The ratings figure marks the third-straight WEC event to experience a gain in viewership, and WEC 53 finishes as the seventh-highest rated event in the promotion's history. The post-event special on Versus drew 352,000 viewers.
Submitted Dec 21, 2010 8:31PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
Dustin Hazelett Released From UFC
Following a loss to Mark Bocek at UFC 124 in Montreal, Dustin Hazelett has been released from the UFC. Sources close to the fighter confirmed Hazelett’s release to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday. The Cincinnati-based fighter had fallen on tough times recently after knee surgery sidelined him for over a year. He returned and dropped his next three fights in a row.
Submitted Dec 21, 2010 4:47PM by Gogoplatapus - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White's secret...
donation to save a girl's life.
Submitted Dec 21, 2010 4:09PM by Rush - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Tito Ortiz headlines UFC Fight Night 24 in Seattle
A light-heavyweight matchup between Brazilian veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (19-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and UFC legend Tito Ortiz (15-8-1 MMA, 14-8-1 UFC) is getting main-event treatment in March. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned that the contest, which originally was thought to be scheduled for UFC 128, instead will headline UFC Fight Night 24. While officials have not formally announced UFC Fight Night 24, the event is expected to take place March 26 in Seattle and air on the UFC's longtime cable partner, Spike TV.
Submitted Dec 21, 2010 1:15PM by emfleek - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Report: Josh Koscheck Has Orbital Bone Surgery After UFC 124 Loss
Going into UFC 124, Josh Koscheck was sure that UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre was afraid to stand and strike with him. GSP disabused the challenger of that notion in the first round when he broke Koscheck's right orbital bone with a stiff jab. GSP continued to attack the eye throughout the five rounds of the fight. Ringside doctors examined Koscheck between rounds but allowed Koscheck to fight all five rounds.
Submitted Dec 21, 2010 12:24PM by pmoney - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
"Countdown to UFC 125" debuts Dec. 29 on Spike TV, replays on Versus
The UFC's traditional event preview show returns Dec. 29 with the debut of "Countdown to UFC 125." The pay-per-view event takes place Jan. 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with a Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard lightweight title fight and Chris Leben vs. Brian Stann co-headliner. The preview show debuts at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Spike TV. Replays are set for Dec. 31 (9 a.m. ET/PT) and Jan. 1 (6 p.m. ET/PT) on Spike TV and Dec. 30 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and midnight ET/9 p.m. PT) on Versus.
Submitted Dec 21, 2010 12:01PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Megumi Fujii: New Life After A Loss
Before ending up on the losing end of a split decision to Zoila Frausto in the final round of Bellator’s 115-pound women’s tournament, Megumi Fujii was owner to one of the most impressive undefeated records in MMA. While she’ll tell you that she’s dealt with losses in previous athletic pursuits like judo, sambo, and submission grappling, since her August 2004 MMA debut, Fujii had never dealt with a loss in the way that most fighters in our sport inevitably have to. Megumi Fujii reflects on her first career defeat in MMA, and discusses her return to action at Sengoku "Soul of Fight" on December 30th.
Submitted Dec 21, 2010 11:02AM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku, Other MMA Organizations
TJ Grant lands four-fight deal to stay with UFC
MERRY CHRISTMAS, T.J. Grant. The Cole Harbour mixed martial arts fighter has reached a new four-fight deal to continue his career in the UFC. The 26-year-old Grant had one fight left on a four-fight agreement he signed last year. The welterweight out of the Fit Plus Gym lost in his last outing on a unanimous decision to Ricardo Almeida at UFC 124 in Montreal on Dec. 11. "It’s good to know they appreciate what I do and I get to keep doing my thing," he said Monday. "I want to get a better result next time."
Submitted Dec 21, 2010 10:46AM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC 125: Chris Leben doesn't under-Stann his Jan. 1 match up
UFC middleweight standout Chris Leben doesn't know why he's been put in a bout with former WEC light heavyweight champion Brian Stann after submitting Yoshihiro Akiyama, but he realizes what a win could do for him. Read on for an interesting quote from Chris Leben that shows his perspective on his upcoming bout.
Submitted Dec 21, 2010 10:40AM by pmoney - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
"UFC 125: Resolution" video preview
On Jan. 1, the Ultimate Fighting Championship kicks off what's expected to be a busy year with "UFC 125: Resolution." Check one of the UFC's entertaining video previews for the pay-per-view event. The show takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The headliner pits UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar against top contender Gray Maynard, who's the only fighter with a previous win over the champ. The winner next fights Anthony Pettis, the new and final WEC champion who was crowned at this past week's promotion-ending WEC 53 event. Great video preview, highly entertaining. Worth a look for sure
Submitted Dec 21, 2010 10:21AM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Andy Ologun vs. Katsuaki Furuki added to DREAM "Dynamite!! 2010"
Former K-1 kickboxer and recent MMA fighter Andy Ologun (2-1 MMA, 1-1 DREAM) returns to the cage to fight former pro Japanese baseball player Katsuaki Furuki (0-0 MMA, 0-0 DREAM) at the year-end DREAM "Dynamite!! 2010" event. Officials today announced the fight, which takes place at welterweight. DREAM "Dynamite!! 2010" takes place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and airs on HDNet in the U.S.
Submitted Dec 21, 2010 10:18AM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: Dream
Trevor Prangley vs. Roger Gracie slotted for Jan. 29 Strikeforce event
The quickly filling fight card for Strikeforce's Jan. 29 return to Showtime has another addition. A source close to the organization confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that a light-heavyweight bout between Trevor Prangley (23-6-1 MMA, 4-2-1 SF) and Roger Gracie (3-0 MMA, 1-0 SF) is being finalized for the show. MMARising.com first reported the light-heavyweight matchup.
Submitted Dec 21, 2010 10:16AM by pmoney - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Brian Bowles vs. Damacio Page II in the works for UFC on Versus 3
Former WEC bantamweight champion Brian Bowles (8-1 MMA, 5-1 WEC) finally will make his long-awaited return to the cage. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned that Bowles and fellow 135-pound slugger Damacio Page (12-5 MMA, 3-2 WEC) have verbally agreed to meet at UFC on Versus 3. Bout agreements are expected to be finalized shortly.
Submitted Dec 21, 2010 10:15AM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Herschel Walker vs. Scott Carson Rescheduled For 1/29 SF Event
After a cut suffered in training forced Herschel Walker to withdraw from this month's Strikeforce event, the former professional footballer has been re-booked for January. He's now scheduled to face original opponent Scott Carson on January 29. Verbal agreements are in place, paperwork pending. While Strikeforce has yet to officially announce any fights for the Jan. 29 event, the promotion is expected to host a Showtime-broadcast fight card at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Further details on the Jan. 29 event are expected to be announced shortly.
Submitted Dec 21, 2010 9:01AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
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