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Ohio Commission Responds to Sean Salmon
Sean Salmon’s self-imposed troubles continue: after the fighter admitted in an MMAJunkie.com essay that he purposely fell into an armbar submission during a June 3 bout against Allan Weickert, Ohio State Athletic Commission Executive Director Bernie Profato told Sherdog.com/ESPN.com Thursday that Salmon was putting himself in danger of exile.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 4:51PM by emfleek - 16 comments
Filed under: General MMA
The UFC's Biggest Challenge in 2010: Filling Main Events
The UFC is on a roll lately with signings. They've gobbled up fighters from Phil Baroni to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, ostensibly so they can fill a large amount of cards in 2010. The problem with running 16 major shows a year though isn't the undercards. Sure, it's nice to have stacked cards, but on television and PPV, the vast majority of people buy or watch based on the marquee fight. And come 2010, with at least 16 major shows a year if they get this network deal done, it is going to be a challenge to find appropriate main events.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 4:49PM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sean Sherk Skips CSAC Random Drug Test, Claims Injury; Monte Cox Denies "Conspiracy"
Nick Diaz is clearly responsible for his own actions, but after the surprise drug test of Josh Barnett he should have been prepared. Someone at the CSAC is clearly singling out high-profile MMA fighters who have checkered histories for special scrutiny. Guess what, looks like Sean Sherk is the latest to be targeted for a "random" drug test by the CSAC.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 4:46PM by emfleek - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Matt Hughes signs a new deal with the UFC
Matt Hughes has signed a new multi-fight deal with the UFC, officially ending rumors and speculation that the former UFC welterweight champ had fought his last fight at UFC 98 in May. "Last week I went out to Vegas and I signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC, which is much like my last contract," Hughes wrote Thursday on his blog. "I also brought up the fact that I wanted to do a hunting show and they thought that would be a good thing." Hughes (43-7) was victorious in his last fight against Matt Serra, but had entered UFC 98 with three losses out of his previous four fights.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 4:45PM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Former EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields says there’s no delay on his end in facing Jason “Mayhem” Miller in Strikeforce. “If they hand me the bout agreement today, I’ll sign it,” Shields told MMAWeekly.com. Miller last month announced that he’d be facing the Top 10 welterweight in the near future, though his manager, Ryan Parsons, told MMAWeekly.com the timing of the bout was uncertain. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said his promotion was working on major events for October and December and entertained the possibility of an interim middleweight title fight for Miller and Shields.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 4:42PM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
Teammates? UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon says he would fight his own brother
Will teammates be forced to fight each other in the UFC? The answer to that depends on who you ask. UFC officials say it will happen if they deem it necessary, while some members of prominent training camps say they'd never sign on to face a training partner. But don't count UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon among those unwilling to face anyone the organization puts in front of him. In fact, "J-Lau" recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) he'd even fight his own brother, Dan.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 4:40PM by emfleek - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Matt Hughes signs multi-fight deal with the UFC
Matt Hughes details how a new deal came about, and also drops a little hint as to his next opponent.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 2:09PM by BrutalKnockOut - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Denis Kang: “I’m gonna come out and throw bombs”
On the comments he made earlier this week in another interview, Kang explained: “’Beat his ass’ of course, because I’m coming in with the winning mentality, I always come in like that. I’m not going to come in and say ‘I’m going to get my ass beat’, you know what I mean and ‘sack of flesh and bones’ that just means I’m not making the fight personal, he’s just some clone, some human, nameless-faceless human across the octagon from me.”
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 1:30PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Shane Carwin Interview
Hi Shane, Thank you for taking the time to sit down with MMABay and answer a few of our questions: MMABay - It’s recently been revealed that you have agreed to face Brock Lesnar for the UFC heavyweight title in November. How hard has it been to shift your attention from Velasquez to Lesnar? Carwin - Not to hard we have been preparing for a fast wrestler who is big and powerful so the adjustments are not major. Cain will be a tough fight for anyone he is a world class athlete and Brock is the Champ so really no matter which fighter we prepare for we better bring our A game.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 1:29PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Little Nog to debut at UFC 105, no plans of fighting Machida
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is set to debut at UFC 105, but don't expect him to fight Lyoto Machida in the future.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 12:33PM by BrutalKnockOut - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, PrideFC, MMA Personalities
UFC Invades Ameba Blog To Increase Japan Presence
To increase its presence in the Japanese market, UFC has invaded Ameba Blog, Japan's #1 blog and social networking site, to create fighter blog pages for UFC and WEC fighters. At this time following are the blog pages for the select UFC/WEC fighters (and Logan Stanton, who apparently is quarter-Japanese and maintains an English language blog): Caol Uno, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Logan Stanton, Yoshiyuki Yoshida, Takeya Mizugaki, Kenji Osawa and Akitoshi Tamura.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 12:17PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Undefeated Oklahomans Travis Calanoc & Thomas Longacre Official For Strikeforce Tulsa
As reported first by Fighters.com, Tulsa-based featherweight prospect “Dark Knight” Travis Calanoc (4-0) will make his Strikeforce debut at Strikeforce Challengers 3 in Tulsa 25 September. Strikeforce confirmed Monday that Calanoc will fight Muay Thai champion and fellow Tulsa resident Thomas Longacre (4-0).
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 10:45AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Phil Baroni Versus Amir Sadollah Confirmed For UFC, Baroni Calls Strikeforce Cut “Bush League”
UFC welterweights “New York Bad Ass” Phil Baroni (13-11) and The Ultimate Fighter 7 champ Amir Sadollah (1-1) have agreed to fight, Fighters.com has confirmed. Inside Fights reports the matchup will be at UFC 106 in Las Vegas 21 November.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 10:43AM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Vendetta FC 8-Man Tourney Matchups: Marrero v Britt, Wallace v Milliard
Former UFC and WEC light heavyweight “Fury” Carmelo Marrero (9-3) and “Juggernaut” Antwain Britt (9-2) will fight in the first round of Vendetta Fighting Championships one-night eight-man light heavyweight tournament at A Night of Vengeance in Aruba Saturday 5 September, Fighters.com has confirmed. Marrero will seek vengeance for Britt’s eight-second KO of Marerro’s American Top Team stablemate “Samuray” Antonio Mendes (2-4) in the Shine Fights premier in Columbus last May.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 10:41AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Matt Hughes Versus Dennis Hallman Rematch Inevitable, Says Hallman’s Agent
Fighters.com’s ninth-ranked heavyweight “The Natural” Randy Couture (16-10) wasn’t the only MMA legend UFC President Dana White locked up to retirement before UFC 102. Welterweight Matt Hughes (41-7) signed a four-fight deal that sources inside Hughes’s camp tell Fighters.com Hughes expects to lead him into retirement. Hughes won a unanimous decision over “Terror” Matt Serra (9-6) three months ago and White announced in a pre-UFC 102 presser that Hughes won’t return for at least another three months. Hughes was on hiatus for nearly an entire year before his UD over Serra.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 10:40AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Former UFC Champion Tim Sylvia is Jason Vorhees of the “Friday the 13th” Movie Franchise
Former UFC heavyweight champion “Maine-iac” Tim Sylvia (24-6) is currently in Boston playing horror film icon Jason Vorhees in the yet-to-be-titled “Friday the 13th” sequel, Fighters.com has confirmed with a source close to the fighter. On a three-fight losing streak and most recently on the horizontal end of a “Merciless” Ray Mercer (1-0) nine-second knockout at Adrenaline MMA 3 in Birmingham 13 June, Sylvia will get to diggin’ himself out of the deepest trench of his underrated career versus Jason Riley (6-1), at Adrenaline MMA 4 in Omaha 18 September.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 10:39AM by emfleek - 25 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Joachim Hansen explains the head injury that sidelined him since 2008
"During the final phase of training, I lifted my training partner for a takedown, and he tried to defend tenaciously. After staggering on my feet, we both fell head first on to the floor and I hit my head pretty hard. Even though I retained consciousness, I did not feel well, as I suffered from dizziness and headache. So I decided to halt the training and go to my room to rest. After a while, when I felt sufficiently recovered, I tried to get up from bed. At that moment, I experienced severe vertigo and I ended up blacking out..."
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 10:36AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Michael Bisping: Denis Kang will be ‘a good test’
"I think he’s a good test. I wanted to fight someone decent after Henderson because as I said, I had a great camp and I feel improved as a fighter in all departments. I wanted to prove that to the world but I didn’t, I went out there and got knocked out. So for my next fight I wanted a top name and get right back up there. I didn’t want to take a step down in opponent..."
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 10:35AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Dan Henderson Wants Anderson Silva's UFC Title, Not Nate Marquardt
The UFC middleweight division remains an utter mess. Champ Anderson Silva is so dominant that there is more fascination with his potential fights at 205lbs or maybe even heavyweight than at 185. And that leaves the two top contenders for his belt out in the cold.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 10:34AM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's Excuses and Frank Mir's Rants Spark Interest in Rematch
Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira and Randy "The Natural" Couture's showdown at UFC 102 was a match-up that was years in the making, and it had fans on the edge of their seats in terms of excitement and pure entertainment. It all came to fruition on Saturday with Nogueira answering critics by showing a granite chin, great boxing skills, and a nullifying ground game to defeat Couture via unanimous decision. In the wake of the win, media began to wonder... where was this "Minotauro" in the Frank Mir fight at UFC 92?
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 10:33AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
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