Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
 
Sign In
Username:

 
Password:

 
Keep me logged in

Page 998 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

Do you have a hot MMA story or news item that you have found and would like to share?
Then read our guidelines then post it to our MMA News Share Forum to have it display here for the community to read on this page.
 
Gegard Mousasi: ‘It’s all politics and I can do nothing but wait’
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Disappointed would be an understatement to describe Dutch-Armenian fighting sensation Gegard Mousasi’s feelings following the recent cancellation of “Affliction Trilogy“. After years of making his name overseas as one of the most dangerous men on the planet Mousasi finally had his opportunity to show the American public what he was capable of against the most dangerous foe he had ever faced in Renato “Babalu” Sobral.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 8:42AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: Affliction, MMA Personalities
 
‘Flo’ Job: An MMAmania.com UFC 101 interview exclusive with Kenny Florian
(mmamania.com)
It’s been roughly three years since Kenny Florian’s first title shot in which he lost a bloody, five round battle to mixed martial arts veteran Sean Sherk at UFC 64. Needless to say, a lot has changed since that juncture in his career. Six consecutive victories over top lightweight contenders including Roger Huerta, Joe Stevenson, and Joe Lauzon and Florian once again finds himself in the familiar number one contender spot. This time around, however, he’s a little older and a little wiser — and some may argue a completely revamped and weakness-free fighter.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 8:38AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC, Interviews
 
What's Next for Josh Barnett and Why It Matters
(bloodyelbow.com)
1. He lost a lot of money for the Fedor fight and a chance to solidify himself as the top heavyweight fighter in MMA. This fight was probably one of, if not, the highest-paying fights Josh was ever going to get in his life. Whether you believe the figure is $300,000 or $500,000, that’s a lot of money to make for one fight. He’s not going to get that money anywhere else – not in Japan and not in UFC. ... What Barnett has to hope for is that there is still interest in Japan to book this fight on New Year’s Eve
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 8:37AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Affliction
 
Antonio Silva Could Fight for Sengoku Heavyweight Title in December, Wants Josh Barnett
(bloodyelbow.com)
Antonio Silva gave Tatame some interesting news regarding the Sengoku heavyweight title picture on Sunday. Here's an excerpt (roughly translated by yours truly) from the post they've got up: Pezão eyes title fight in Sengoku Owner of three heavyweight championships (EliteXC, Cage Rage and Cage Warriors), Antonio "Pezão" [Silva] is training to return to Sengoku on September 23rd, and now has even more motivation to win. "I have two more fights in Sengoku, and, winning this fight... I'll fight for the title in December. They're going to create a championship and I'll fight for the title," said the American Top Team heavyweight, who is still without an opponent.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 8:35AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, World Victory Road / Sengoku
 
Don't Blame Randy Couture for the Death of Affliction Entertainment
(bloodyelbow.com)
Jonathan Snowden wrote a piece for MMA Payout suggesting Randy Couture killed Affliction. I disagree with the argument, but everyone should take a look for themselves: "When Couture retired from the UFC in 2007 while still under contract, it was for two reasons: money and a chance to fight the undisputed world heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko. Affliction risked everything on the Couture-Emelianenko fight, throwing their business relationship with the UFC out the window for the chance to promote what many thought was the biggest heavyweight fight in the world. Couture was all in, or so they thought. The two stood face to face for an Affliction photo shoot to start getting fans excited about the fight, and Couture made an appearance at Affliction’s first PPV show July 19, 2008. It was all in an effort to get people talking about the next show, headlined in theory by the dream fight between the PRIDE and UFC champions. And then Couture stuck the knife in the back..."
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 8:34AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: Affliction, Miscellaneous
 
Brett Rogers' Manager: Strikeforce Wasn't An 'Obstruction' in Making Fedor Fight
(mma.fanhouse.com)
According to Brett Rogers' manager and trainer, Mike Reilly, the Strikeforce heavyweight had agreed to a deal that would pay him somewhere in the ballpark of $500,000 to $800,000 to fight Fedor Emelianenko on the now-canceled "Affliction: Trilogy" card. Unfortunately for Rogers, who recently left his job at Sam's Club to train MMA full-time, the match-up never materialized.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 8:33AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities, StrikeForce, Affliction
 
Fedor Emelianenko Was the Last to Learn His Fight Had Been Canceled
(mma.fanhouse.com)
On Friday afternoon, the whole MMA world was talking about the cancellation of Affliction Trilogy, the card that was set to feature heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko in the main event. But one person found out about the cancellation long after the rest of us: Fedor himself.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 8:31AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: Affliction
 
Paul 'Semtex' Daley: 'I'm Still in Disbelief'
(mma.fanhouse.com)
British striker Paul "Semtex" Daley was wrapping up nearly nine weeks of training for his Aug. 1 showdown against former IFL champ Jay Hieron when he learned of the Affliction "Trilogy" cancellation. "I was and I'm still in disbelief," Daley tells FanHouse. "I put a lot of effort into this camp, training and financially. It's left me [expletive]."
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 8:30AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: Interviews, Affliction
 
Griffin Reacts to Affliction's Demise
(mma.fanhouse.com)
It's safe to say that Forrest Griffin will have a job in the UFC for the remainder of his MMA career. The fighter who is largely credited for resurrecting the promotion as a result of his April 2005 fight against Stephan Bonnar on Spike TV should expect nothing less.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 8:30AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC
 
LOST IN THE DETAILS, FORREST READY FOR ANDERSON
(mmaweekly.com)
The principle running through Forrest Griffin’s new-ish book “Got Fight? 50 Zen principles of Hand-to-Face Combat” is one he'll use to defeat Anderson Silva at UFC 101. Lose yourself in the details. "If you think about what a bad dude Anderson Silva is, you can (expletive) yourself silly," Griffin explained to MMAWeekly.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 8:26AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
DREAM 12 HEADED FOR OSAKA
(mmaweekly.com)
Japanese MMA promotion DREAM is headed to Osaka for DREAM 12. The 16,000-seat Osaka-Jo Hall will host the event on Oct. 25, over three weeks away from the conclusion of the promotion’s Featherweight and Super Hulk tournaments at DREAM 11 on Oct. 6.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 8:24AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
RING OF FIRE: GUNDERSON SEIZING TITLE SHOT
(mmaweekly.com)
After continued success in the Northwest fight circuit, John “Quick Guns” Gunderson has found it difficult to break through on the national stage. Rollercoaster results in the International Fight League (IFL) were followed up by a lengthy amount of time off due to injury, further setting back what had looked like a promising career. Undeterred, a return to action this year has seen Gunderson go 3-1. He’s on the verge of possibly making the breakthrough into the spotlight with a title shot in the highly respected Ring of Fire promotion on Aug. 1 against tough Chilean fighter Fabian Acuna.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 8:23AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC'S BRAD BLACKBURN OUT UNTIL 2010
(mmaweekly.com)
One fighter who has made the most of his UFC opportunity over the last year is former IFL welterweight “Bad” Brad Blackburn. Since making his debut for the UFC this past December, he has won all three of his fights for the promotion, turning in gritty, solid performances against James Giboo, Ryo Chonan, and Edgar Garcia. It is his success that makes the recent news that he will be out for the remainder of the year that much more disappointing.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 8:22AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Heavyweights Cheick Kongo and Frank Mir could meet at UFC 107 in December
(mmajunkie.com)
A heavyweight matchup between recently defeated contenders Checik Kongo (14-5-1 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and Frank Mir (12-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) is reportedly in the works for UFC 107. A report earlier this month from MMABay – a U.K.-based website with ties to Kongo's training camp – linked the 34-year-old to the event, and a subsequent posting from Canadian-based Spotsnet.ca indicated Mir is the French striker's tentative opponent. UFC 107 is scheduled for Dec. 12 at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.
Submitted Jul 26, 2009 3:50PM by sclasclemski - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Trigg dissolves Triggonomics, signs three-fight deal with Silver Star Clothing
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight Frank Trigg (19-6 MMA, 2-3 UFC) recently made the difficult decision to dissolve his six-year-old Triggonomics clothing line and focus full-time on his return to MMA's premier organization.
Submitted Jul 26, 2009 12:58PM by scobac - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Stephan Bonnar earns UFC approval, launches NGAUGE INC., with Dana White's blessing
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar's 2005 bout "The Ultimate Fighter" finale bout with Forrest Griffin will forever be a part of UFC history. Now Bonnar is looking to help capture that moment in UFC history – along with a handful of others – with a new line of products.
Submitted Jul 26, 2009 12:56PM by scobac - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ray Mercer vs. Marcus "Conan" Silveira in works for upstart Fight Time Promotions
(mmajunkie.com)
When former heavyweight boxing champion Ray Mercer (1-0) knocked out former UFC champion Tim Sylvia (24-6) in just nine seconds in June, many MMA observers felt it signaled the end of the line for "The Maine-iac." But for the 48-year-old Mercer, the quick win will apparently signal the beginning of a run in mixed martial arts.
Submitted Jul 26, 2009 12:54PM by scobac - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Fedor Emelianenko, M-1 Global Ready To Negotiate With UFC
(mmafrenzy.com)
Though negotiations between Fedor Emelianenko and the UFC have apparently not begun yet, it appears both sides are willing to meet with hopes of bringing the top-ranked heavyweight into the Octagon.
Submitted Jul 26, 2009 12:50PM by scobac - 17 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ortiz vs. Franklin & Henderson vs. Belfort on deck for UFC 103?
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Drastic changes to UFC 103 appear to be underway. Adding fuel to the fire, a newly available fighter such as Tito Ortiz or Vitor Belfort could be seeing action in the Octagon on September 19th as UFC.com has recently removed the previously announced rematch between Rich Franklin and Dan Henderson scheduled to headline UFC 103 in Dallas, TX.
Submitted Jul 26, 2009 12:47PM by scobac - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
M-1 Global: Fedor will return to action ‘as soon as possible’
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
M-1 Global, a partner to Affliction in promoting the recently cancelled “Trilogy” event, has recently issued a sincere open apology to the fans that were planning on watching the highly anticipated show.
Submitted Jul 26, 2009 12:45PM by scobac - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
RSS
Archive  
 
  » July 2015
  » June 2015
  » May 2015
  » April 2015
  » March 2015
  » February 2015
  » January 2015
  » December 2014
  » November 2014
  » October 2014
  » September 2014
  » August 2014
  » July 2014
  » June 2014
  » May 2014
  » April 2014
  » March 2014
  » February 2014
  » January 2014
  » December 2013
  » November 2013
  » October 2013
  » September 2013
  » August 2013
  » July 2013
  » June 2013
  » May 2013
  » April 2013
  » March 2013
  » February 2013
  » January 2013
  » December 2012
  » November 2012
  » October 2012
  » September 2012
  » August 2012
  » July 2012
  » June 2012
  » May 2012
  » April 2012
  » March 2012
  » February 2012
  » January 2012
  » December 2011
  » November 2011
  » October 2011
  » September 2011
  » August 2011
  » July 2011
  » June 2011
  » May 2011
  » April 2011
  » March 2011
  » February 2011
  » January 2011
  » December 2010
  » November 2010
  » October 2010
  » September 2010
  » August 2010
  » July 2010
  » June 2010
  » May 2010
  » April 2010
  » March 2010
  » February 2010
  » January 2010
  » December 2009
  » November 2009
  » October 2009
  » September 2009
  » August 2009
  » July 2009
  » June 2009
  » May 2009
  » April 2009
  » March 2009
  » February 2009
  » January 2009
  » December 2008
  » November 2008
  » October 2008
  » September 2008
  » August 2008
  » July 2008
  » June 2008
  » May 2008
  » April 2008
  » March 2008
  » February 2008
  » January 2008
  » December 2007
  » November 2007
  » October 2007
  » September 2007
  » August 2007
  » July 2007
  » June 2007
Categories