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W-1 MMA: Carlos Newton vs Shonie Carter headlines ‘High Voltage’ on Oct. 10
(mmamania.com)
After two high energy events, W1 MMA is back with a vengeance on October 10th, 2009 at the Robert Guertin Arena in Gatineau. W1: HIGH VOLTAGE will feature the main event that fight fans have asked for as CARLOS ‘THE RONIN’ NEWTON makes his much anticipated W1 return against ‘MR. INTERNATIONAL’ SHONIE CARTER for the W1 Welterweight Title.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 12:03PM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Matt Lindland Content With Career, Eyes Shot at Strikeforce Middleweight Title
(mma.fanhouse.com)
One could argue that the Strikeforce middleweight division is the organization's strongest, and we can now add newest signee Matt Lindland to a list that already includes Jake Shields, Cung Le, Frank Shamrock, Robbie Lawler, Ronaldo Souza and Jason Miller.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 12:01PM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 102 Far From Sold Out; Economy, Taxes Problematic
(mmapayout.com)
A story that’s seemingly flown right under the radar the last couple weeks is the fact that the UFC is having trouble selling tickets for its 102 event to be held at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon. The venue holds nearly 20,000 people for an MMA event, but has sold just over 9,000 tickets to date. It’s surprising news for a number of reasons: Randy Couture is an Oregon boy, MMA is fairly popular in the state, and the UFC has built up a tremendous amount of momentum in recent months. When you look deeper, however, it’s not so surprising at all that UFC 102 is struggling to fill its arena. The UFC was actually slated to bring their show to Portland back in November of 2008, but it is believed that the organization cancelled those plans and chose Las Vegas instead due to a combination of the poor economy in Oregon and exhoribidant event taxation in Portland. Fast forward to 2009 and the economy is only getting worse: Oregon’s economy, bad as it is, will get even worse over the coming months, threatening double-digit unemployment and early school closures while sucking billions of dollars from the state budget, according to a forecast released Friday. “We’re falling basically into a pit,” said state economist Tom Potiowsky. He had the unenviable job of telling stone-faced state officials how much — or how little — they can spend on education, aid to the poor and other programs. According to Potiowsky’s forecast, which is used to set state spending levels, the current state budget will come up short by $855 million. For the 2009-11 budget, the gap between projected revenue and the rising cost of state services grows to $3 billion. The sharp drop stems from the same forces that clobbered the nation’s economy: dried-up export markets, tumbling home values, falling stock prices and frightened consumers. “The perfect storm is here,” Potiowsky said. “And Oregon is feeling the recession stronger than many other states.” He predicted Exacerbating the problem even further are the 6% gross receipt taxes levied by both the Oregon State Athletic Commission and the City of Portland for MMA events held in the city - ie., 12%.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 11:21AM by ncordless - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Karalexis-Pettis Off WEC 43, Main Card Replacement TBA
(mmajunkie.com)
WEC is, for now, one bout short on it's planned WEC 43 card. The promotion has announced that Alex Karalexis is off due to injury, and his original opponent, Anthony Pettis, is now also off as a result. One of the 7 prelims will be moved up to air on Versus, but it's not known yet which one it'll be.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 10:47AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Dana White says Kimbo Slice will be kicked off Ultimate Fighter if he screws up (video)
(examiner.com)
Dana White says that he will kick Kimbo Slice off Ultimate Fighter show if he screws up... yeah, but not until he has brought in 1 millions fans. Kimbo is a huge draw and White knows it, but unlike Strikefarce the UFC does not need Kimbo to survive and is making millions without him.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 9:00AM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC notes: White, Silva disagree on chances of fight vs. Machida
(cbssports.com)
As Anderson Silva and Lyota Machida continue to tear through the middleweight and light heavyweight divisions, Dana White addressed the possibility of the two champions and friends meeting in the Octagon. "It has nothing to do with friendship," White said. "It's about seeing who's the best."
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 8:57AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Legend Matt Hughes’s Manager: It’s Time For Matt Serra To Move On
(fighters.com)
“There has not been discussion on [a rematch between former UFC welterweight champions Matt Hughes (41-7) and "Terror” Matt Serra (9-6)]. I really thought all the talking was over after the fight,” Hughes’s manager Brian Patton told Fighters.com Monday night in response to an interview Serra gave to MMA Weekly Monday in which Serra called for a rematch.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 8:56AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Releases Light Heavyweight Jake O’Brien
(mmafrenzy.com)
Following losses in three of his last four fights, the UFC has released light heavyweight Jake O’Brien, according to Five Ounces of Pain, who confirmed the release with O’Brien’s agent Ken Pavia.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 8:55AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator Champ Lombard Looks Ahead to UFC
(sports.espn.go.com)
Reported by Tatame and run through a translator at BloodyElbow, 185-pound Bellator tournament champion Hector Lombard says that he's unsure of his future following the conclusion of his three-fights-remaining contract with the Bellator Fighting Championships.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 8:54AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jason "Mayhem" Miller vs Jake Shields Possible for Strikeforce Interim Middleweight Title
(bloodyelbow.com)
At the post-event press conference after Strikeforce: Carano vs Cyborg, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker and DREAM event producer Keiichi Sasahara discussed the possibilities of the Strikeforce/DREAM alliance. As reported by MMA Junkie, Sasahara pointed out DREAM's contributions to the Strikeforce card:
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 8:27AM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Baroni knew he would return to the UFC
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Lost in the buzz surrounding the Gina Carano vs. Cris Cyborg women's title fight was the news that veteran Phil Baroni signed a new deal with the UFC. Baroni made his UFC debut at UFC 30 in February 2001, defeating Curtis Stout via unanimous decision. He went 3-5 inside the Octagon, and was released from the organization following his loss to Pete Sell at UFC 51. FanHouse spoke to Baroni via e-mail recently about his surprising return to the UFC. The full interview is below.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 8:26AM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
MMA Is No Breakthrough for Women
(mma.fanhouse.com)
We've just witnessed the greatest advancement for female sports since Brandi Chastain ripped off her shirt at the end of the World Cup. So why does it feel more like a punch to the stomach? I'm talking about last weekend's MMA bout between Gina Carano and Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos. It supposedly is the breakthrough battle that will make female fighting mainstream.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 8:25AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
PROVINCE ADMITS NEGLIGENCE, DOESN'T DOUBT TEST
(mmaweekly.com)
The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday released the post-fight drug test results for WEC 42, which took place on Aug. 9 in Las Vegas. Of the nine fighters tested by the commission, one turned up an alleged positive test result for a performance enhancing substance, that fighter being Cole Province. He doesn’t deny his guilt, but he does want it to be known that it wasn’t intentional. Province wasn’t caught misjudging the timing of a steroid cycle, or trying to mask what he was taking to try and fool the test.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 8:24AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
TOM ATENCIO DETAILS AFFLICTION'S FINAL HOURS
(mmaweekly.com)
The final hours of Affliction as a promotion will go down infamously as the one time powerful mixed martial arts sponsor turned fight organization canceled its show dubbed "Trilogy" just days before the event was set to take place in California. A positive steroid test from main event participant Josh Barnett led to the decision to scrap the whole show. Affliction vice president Tom Atencio told MMAWeekly Radio in an exclusive interview what the deciding factor was to call a halt to the show entirely.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 8:21AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
3 More Fights Announced For Sengoku 10
(japan-mma.com)
World Victory Road has announced 3 new fights for it's Sengoku 10 event on 9/23. The fights feature Nick Thompson vs. Dan Hornbuckle, UFC veteran Joe Doerksen in action and another appearance by Light Heavyweight King Of Pancrase Ryo Kawamura, returning to Sengoku for the first time since his loss to Muhammad Lawal. This makes 8 fights for Sengoku 10 with at least 3 more fights expected.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 7:55AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
 
HOF Promoter and Matchmaker Don Chargin Talks Boxing & MMA
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Having been one of the few boxing promoters around today to have witnessed the great Sugar Ray Robinson fight live, it is no easy feat to impress Don "War-a-Week" Chargin. This hall-of-fame promoter has been touted by his peers as possibly being the best match-maker the boxing world has ever bore witness to. This is why it is with great intrigue that at the tail end of his long, illustrious career that Chargin would actively pursue what most would consider a long-shot proposal. Don talks about Nick Diaz and his upcoming boxing debut.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 3:42AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews, StrikeForce, Miscellaneous, General MMA
 
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker predicts DREAM co-promotion "in relatively short time"
(mmajunkie.com)
Following this past Saturday night's "Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg" event in San Jose, Calif., Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker welcomed DREAM event producer Keiichi Sasahara to the post-event press conference. The two shared the stage briefly, and Coker described a vision for the two organizations that included co-promotion and fighter exchanges for events both in the U.S. and Japan.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 2:41AM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce, Dream
 
Big Nog Talks Long Awaited Bout With Randy Couture
(mmanews.com)
TSN.ca talks to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira about his upcoming UFC 102 bout with Randy Couture. The bout, is one that many fans have wanted to see over the years and although both fighters may not be in their primes anymore, it will be interesting to see how this fight finsihes at the end.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 2:33AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Video: Lyoto Machida Training For UFC 104 Bout With Shogun
(mmanews.com)
Watch a video of Lyoto Machida preparing to fight Shogun Rua at UFC 104.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 2:29AM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Shark Fights 6: Don Frye vs Dave Herman main event set for ‘Stars and Stripes’ on Sept. 12
(mmamania.com)
Grizzled mixed martial arts veteran Don Frye (20-7-1) will collide with up-and-comer Dave “Pee Wee” Herman (14-1) in the main event at Shark Fights 6: “Stars and Stripes” at the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum in Amarillo, Texas, on Sept. 12.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 2:21AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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