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RIGGS STILL HOSPITALIZED, EXPECTED OUT NEXT WEEK
(mmaweekly.com)
Strikeforce welterweight Joe Riggs is still hospitalized following a reaction to an undisclosed prescription medicine and is expected to be released next week. Riggs' manager, Trevor Lally of Arizona Combat Sports, informed MMAWeekly.com of the news on Wednesday.
Submitted Aug 6, 2009 8:30AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
KENNY FLORIAN: "I FEEL LIKE I'VE ALREADY WON"
(mmaweekly.com)
As the weeks have dwindled to days, and the days narrow down to hours, Kenny Florian is nothing, if not appreciative of the position he is in. He steps into the Octagon on Saturday night challenging for UFC lightweight gold for the second time in his career. Not bad for a guy that entered the promotion via The Ultimate Fighter, losing to Diego Sanchez in the finale... as a middleweight, no less. “To me, it’s a dream come true to fight for the belt and go out there and do what I love doing,” Florian told MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday.
Submitted Aug 6, 2009 8:30AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Strikeforce picks up undefeated middleweight Zak Cummings with multi-fight deal
(mmajunkie.com)
Strikeforce's roster continues to expand, this time with undefeated middleweight Zak Cummings (10-0). Multiple sources close to the fighter told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Cummings has agreed to a multi-fight, mutli-year deal that will be signed this week. Cummings is slated to make his promotional debut on Sept. 25 at an event likely to take place in Fresno, Calif., possibly against fellow Strikeforce newcomer and "The Ultimate Fighter 7" competitor Paul Bradley (11-1).
Submitted Aug 6, 2009 8:29AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, StrikeForce
 
Mariusz Pudzianowski sign with KSW
(mmarocks.pl)
For those of you who don't know who he is: "Mariusz Pudzianowski has won more World's Strongest Man titles than any other strongman competitor, winning the event in 2008 for the fifth time. He announced his retirement from the strongman competitions shortly thereafter."
Submitted Aug 6, 2009 4:06AM by Art_Jimmerson - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
M-1 Global may be ready for a "Breakthrough," but California isn't ready to host it.
(mmajunkie.com)
M-1 Global may be ready for a "Breakthrough," but California isn't ready to host it. SI.com's Josh Gross reported on today's edition of his podcast "Gross Point Blank" that the previously announced "M-1 Breakthrough" event will not take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center as was originally planned.
Submitted Aug 6, 2009 12:24AM by telnights - 4 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
 
Gina Carano Trains for Cris Cyborg (video)
(demandmma.com)
Check out what a normal day for Gina Carano in the gym looks like!
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 6:43PM by BrutalKnockOut - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC, MMA Personalities
 
Frank Mir: "If I Had to Pick a Guy to Beat Anderson Silva, I’d Pick Forrest Griffin"
(bloodyelbow.com)
"The one thing that maybe could be a wrench in (Anderson's) machine and his style, is that he is so great of a counter fighter. He’s so skilled with these movements. If I could pick a guy that could beat him, it’s a guy that could rough him up. Okay, fight ugly, fight mean, come forward. Are you gonna take a shot or two?"
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 4:29PM by emfleek - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin at UFC 101 a prime example of UFC's appeal
(mmajunkie.com)
Middleweight champion Anderson Silva has won all nine of his fights in the UFC, the first seven either by spectacular strikes or submission. It made him arguably the most thrilling star in mixed martial arts. His last two bouts, however, were a bit dull – Silva displaying a lack of aggression against opponents who weren't all that eager to mix it up. UFC president Dana White echoed most fans in expressing his frustration: Caution is not becoming in cage fighting.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 4:26PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joachim Hansen vs. Shinya Aoki title fight official for DREAM.11 in October
(mmajunkie.com)
DREAM lightweight champion Joachim Hansen (19-7-1) will make his long-awaited first title defense against the man he beat to claim the belt, Shinya Aoki (21-4), at DREAM.11. The long-rumored bout was officially announced by the Japanese-based organization earlier today. DREAM.11 takes place Oct. 6 at Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, Japan. The card airs on HDNet in North America.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 3:22PM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
First ever New York MMA Expo helps push for state regulation
(mmamania.com)
Fans in the New York City area turned out in droves last Sunday (August 2) to attend the first ever New York Mixed Martial Arts Expo held at the Uniondale Marriot in Long Island, New York. Sponsored by the Fighter Warehouse NY, the event helped push for sanctioning of MMA in the state of New York where it is currently unregulated. A full size cage was on hand for live demonstrations from local MMA schools.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 2:11PM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Is the UFC Truly Dominant? A Brief Examination of the Boxing vs. MMA Debate
(bloodyelbow.com)
I've always been loudly outspoken in my feelings that there is no "war" between boxing and MMA. Since I was old enough to remember I have been a boxing fan. In fact, I got my start at SB Nation as a writer at BadLeftHook. And I've always been clear that I feel the constant MMA chorus of "boxing is dead" is very much overstated. However, there is a right way and a wrong way to approach the "boxing is healthy" argument and Paul Magno at EastSideBoxing very much takes the wrong approach with statements such as:
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 2:09PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ricardo Almeida Talks Kendall Grove Fight, Future Move to Welterweight
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Ricardo Almeida's desire to compete on the UFC 101 card in Philadelphia was so much so that he postponed immediate plans for a welterweight run. "To be honest I would have fought at 205 to fight in Philly," Almeida said. "I really wanted the people who support me on a daily basis to have the chance to watch me fight live and be a part of it."
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 2:06PM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shane Roller ready to erase memory of April loss with WEC 42 bout against Marcus Hicks
(mmajunkie.com)
For WEC lightweight Shane Roller (5-2 MMA, 2-1 WEC), a former collegiate wrestling national champion, his wrestling pedigree has been the base for his initial MMA success But after his disappointing April loss to Benson Henderson at WEC 40, that wrestling background also made life difficult.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 2:05PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Top 10: Brock Lesnar Killers
(askmen.com)
“The Next Big Thing” is now the “it thing” in the UFC: Brock Lesnar is the undisputed king of the heavyweight division. Given his arrogant behavior after his win over Frank Mir at UFC 100, there’s a long lineup of people who want to see his demise. Not only is Brock Lesnar big-headed, bad-mannered and beastly, he’s also the best heavyweight in the UFC, and being the best just adds fuel to his villainous fire. Given his monstrous size and frame, he looks to be unstoppable, but in mixed martial arts, it only takes one punch to change the lineage. See: Kimbo Slice. On that note, here’s a list of the top 10 Brock Lesnar killers -- both in and out of the UFC -- with the best shot at defeating this beast.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 1:43PM by The_Metal_Maniac - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kendall Grove: ‘I’m going to break’ Ricardo Almeida at UFC 101
(mmamania.com)
“[When Almeida fought] Cote, I learned a lot. Keep my level low. He does get frustrated when he can’t control you on the ground, when you shut down takedowns, he breaks as a fighter, but I’m a firm believer that he learned from that fight and he’s going to come out a little different, he’s going to come out more prepared..."
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 11:01AM by emfleek - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Commission Clarifies "Back of the Head" Rules for MMA
(bloodyelbow.com)
The Association of Boxing Commissions recently held its annual conference in New Orleans, and a number of revisions and clarifications to the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts were approved by the attending members.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 11:00AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Paul Daley vs. Brian Foster at UFC 103
(mma.fanhouse.com)
The first of former Cage Rage welterweight champion Paul Daley's current four-fight contract with the UFC will be against Brian Foster at UFC 103 on Sept. 19 in Dallas. UFC president Dana White announced the signing of Daley (21-8-2) on Friday and the British striker has since been added to the "Franklin vs. Belfort" card. "Yeah it's awesome," Daley said Wednesday to FanHouse. "Been a long road to get here, faith, luck and hard work."
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 10:56AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Top trainer Greg Jackson hopes striking manual "The Stand Up Game" can benefit all
(mmajunkie.com)
Hardly a weekend goes by that top MMA trainer and namesake of the New Mexico-based camp Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts, Greg Jackson, isn't in the corner of a world-class fighter. But somewhere between the training sessions, travel and pay-per-view events, Jackson – along with occasional MMAjunkie.com contributor Kelly Crigger – has penned a new striking manual entitled "Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts: The Stand-Up Game." Jackson recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that the book was based around a series of proven techniques and should prove beneficial to competitors of all levels.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 10:53AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
COKER ON FEDOR DEAL: "I don't think this will escalate."
(sherdog.com)
If a line has been drawn in the sand between the promotion that most thought deserved Fedor Emelianenko and the promotion that actually got him, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker certainly doesn’t see it. “Why would one fighter create a war?” asked Coker, after announcing Monday that he’d secured the services of the most sought-after fighter in the sport for three fights over one year. “I don’t think this will escalate like the fans like to gossip (it will).”
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 8:36AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
 
How Does Strikeforce Solve a Problem Like Fedor Emelianenko?
(bloodyelbow.com)
The idea that Emelianenko won't be granted an immediate shot is a dubious one, and for a number of reasons: 1. "Let's build that fight up" isn't the sort of thinking that's conducive to good business in MMA. The sport is too tricky and unpredictable for promotions to lay foundations for fights, and several high-profile bouts have fallen apart based on the notion that they should marinate. If it's a good fight, book it. Not after lunch. Now.
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 8:34AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
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