August 2012 MMA News Archive - Page 8
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Jason "Mayhem" Miller Arrested Inside Church BUCK NAKED
Recently-axed UFC fighter Jason "Mayhem" Miller was arrested today in Orange County, TMZ has learned -- after allegedly breaking into a church, spraying a fire extinguisher all over the place, and getting buck naked. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the O.C. Sheriff's Office received a call early this morning from the Mission Hills Church in Mission Viejo about a possible burglary in progress. When the deputies arrived, we're told they found the first and second floors covered in white fire extinguisher spray. Cops say the place was also trashed -- scattered CDs, books, and broken pictures. When officers reached the second floor, we're told they found Miller naked on some couch -- totally awake and coherent...
Submitted Aug 13, 2012 4:46PM by grappler0000 - 34 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
South Carolina fighter Tyrone Mims dies after amateur debut
Last night at Conflict MMA Promotions: Fight Night @ The Point VI, in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Tyrone Mimms made his amateur debut vs. Blake Poore, at a catch weight of 180, on the second fight of what was scheduled to be a 14-fight card. According to fans in attendance, the 30-year-old, Augusta, Georgia based Mimms came out strong in the first, but gassed out in the second round. The referee stopped the fight. Mimms went backstage where he was stricken, apparently of a heart attack. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 9:27 P.M. according to Charleston County Deputy Coroner Dottie Lindsay. When the event organizers became aware of what happened, they scrapped the rest of the card and webcast. Mimms was a member of an online MMA reality series titled Georgia Boy's Grits n Glory, where he was went by the nickname "Teesta." He fought out of the August Fight Club, under coach Chris Hauser.
UFC 150 results, analysis, bonuses: Champ Henderson ekes out split decision vs. Edgar
At least on the scorecards, Benson Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar II was closer than the first. But in the end, two of three judges scored the bout in favor of champ Henderson, who defended his title for the first time in another close fight with Edgar. The bout served as the main event of Saturday's UFC 150 event at Pepsi Center in Denver. It aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. The audience erupted in boos at the announcement of the decision, which was read 49-46 in favor of Edgar and 48-47 twice for Henderson. "Of course, you're always concerned whenever it goes to the judges," the champ defended as the audience voiced its displeasure. "I fight for all MMA and UFC fans. I come here and bring it! I try to finish fights!" Disgust turned to dejection for Edgar as he was asked for his reaction to the score. "It don't matter," Edgar said after an ovation from the crowd. "I thought I brought it to him."
Dana White Confirms Nate Diaz To Get Next Shot At Lightweight Title
Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar will fight once again for the Lightweight title in the main event of UFC 150. The two first met at UFC 144 in Japan where Henderson was able to win the title with a decision victory. However, because the fight was so close, Dana White granted Frankie Edgar a rematch for the chance to regain his title. This will be Edgar's third rematch since winning the title from B.J. Penn at UFC 112. Henderson will attempt to solidify his title claim tonight at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO. The main card starts at 10 PM EST (7 PM PST) on Pay-Per-View. This will be Edgar's third rematch since winning the title from B.J. Penn at UFC 112. In fact, Ben Henderson is only his third new opponent in the last two and a half years. This became a source of controversy when the tonight's rematch was announced. Many wanted a fresh opponent for Henderson simply to keep the division progressing and didn't want to risk and Edgar win leading to a subsequent rubber match. Last night, Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting caught up with Dana White after the UFC 150 weigh-ins. Dana White assured that, regardless of the outcome tonight, there would be no immediate third fight between the two. Instead, the UFC will fulfill their promise to Nate Diaz.
Massachusetts commission reviews controversial bout, will discuss rule changes
The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission said it will look into modifying its rules following a controversial amateur bout that took place in April. "The commission agreed it deserves careful examination," Terrel Harris, a spokesperson for the MSAC, on Friday wrote in an email to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). At a meeting planned for October, the commission's medical advisory board is expected to offer an opinion on whether a "per se rule" is needed to immediately end matches in which a fighter loses consciousness from a submission hold. A per se rule is defined as a generalized rule applied without consideration for specific circumstances. The commission addressed the amateur fight during a meeting on Thursday and decided that further review was necessary. The bout at the center of the debate took place April 20 at a commission-sanctioned event held in Chicopee, Mass., called "Warrior Nation Xtreme Fighters Alliance: Warrior Nation III." The bantamweight contest took a bizarre turn after one combatant, Justin Kristie, applied a triangle choke that caused his opponent, David Baxter, to perform what appeared to be a tapping motion and then go unconscious at the end of the first round...
Bellator signs big time MMA Veteran Renato "Babalu" Sobral
Recently signed fight veteran Renato "Babalu" Sobral to appear in Tournament 8 possibly even Tournament 7, unfortunately not signed early enough to settle beef with Lombard.
UFC 150 Weigh In Results
Six months ago, Benson Henderson defeated Frankie Edgar to become the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s fifth lightweight titleholder. Now, he must do so a second time to remain at the top. Henderson checked in at 154.4 pounds for his first title defense against Edgar (154.6) in the UFC 150 headliner on Saturday at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Melvin Guillard (157.5) failed to make weight at Friday's gathering, and has two hours to drop a pound and a half to reach the 156 pound ceiling. His opponent, Donald Cerrone, registered a passing weight of 155. UFC 150 “Henderson vs. Edgar 2” Weigh-In Results: Benson Henderson (154.4) vs. Frankie Edgar (154.6) Donald Cerrone (155) vs. Melvin Guillard (*157.5) Jake Shields (185) vs. Ed Herman (185) Yushin Okami (185) vs. Buddy Roberts (184) Justin Lawrence (145) vs. Max Holloway (145) Dennis Bermudez (145) vs. Tommy Hayden (144) Jared Hamman (184) vs. Michael Kuiper (185) Ken Stone (135) vs. Erik Perez (135) Dustin Pague (136) vs. Chico Camus (135) Nik Lentz (145) vs. Eiji Mitsuoka (145)
MFC 34: Total Recall Weigh-In Results
The Maximum Fighting Championship’s main event for MFC 34: Total Recall has been reduced to a three-round, non-title affair after Adam Lynn missed weight during the official weigh-in. Lynn (17-9) was set to meet rival Mukai Maromo (7-2) for the vacant MFC lightweight title in a rematch of their contentious, controversial original bout from MFC 33 which Maromo took by a hotly disputed split-decision verdict. But Lynn, the former U.S. Marine, failed to make the 155-pound limit, stepping off the scale at 156.6 pounds. Maromo was on the money for his efforts at 154 pounds.
NSAC's Keith Kizer: 'No Way' for Alistair Overeem to Apply Early for License
Speaking optimistically about his future, Alistair Overeem said on Thursday night's MMA Uncensored Live on Spike TV that he and his team would soon go in front of the Nevada state athletic commission (NSAC) with hopes of receiving a conditional license for a possible Dec. 29 heavyweight title fight against champion Junior dos Santos. He even went so far as to say that a date for the meeting had been tentatively set, but not confirmed. This came as news to the commission's executive director, Keith Kizer, on Friday morning, who told MMA Fighting that while NSAC will hold its regular monthly meeting on August 24, Overeem is not among the scheduled topics of discussion. In fact, he said, he hasn't even heard from anyone in Overeem's camp about putting him on the docket. "That must be wishful thinking," he said. "He will not be on the agenda." Furthermore, Kizer said under existing state statutes, Overeem would not be able to apply for a license until December 27, making his eligibility for a fight two days later a near-impossibility. In effect, Kizer said, there is no legal way to grant him an early hearing. "I see no way to do that. I know of none," he said. "But even if the commission had some discretion to grant some waiver of time, I personally don't see this as the case. I'd be against that. There is some discretion at the commission level, but I don't think this is the case to use that discretion. This is not just a guy who engaged in cheating, but a guy who ran out the front door when the testing was being done."
Jeremy Stephens vs. Yves Edwards Verbally Agreed for UFC on FX 5
A pair of veteran Octagon lightweights will throw down at the upcoming UFC on FX 5 show when Jeremy Stephens meets Yves Edwards in Minnesota. Sources close to the bout confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that verbal agreements are in place for the lightweight contest as of Friday.
Quinn Mulhern announces 'Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy' fight with Jorge Santiago
Quinn Mulhern (18-2 MMA, 3-1 SF) will return to the Strikeforce cage on Sept. 29 for a welterweight bout with veteran Jorge Santiago (25-10 MMA, 2-0 SF). Mulhern announced the fight via Twitter, though Strikeforce officials haven't made a formal announcement. If finalized, the bout will be part of "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy" at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, Calif.
Report: B.J. Penn Vs. Rory MacDonald Set For UFC On Fox 5
Tonight on MMA Uncensored, after addressing Jon Fitch's comments about Penn, Nate Quarry had a startling revelation:
If Quarry's source is correct, this fight is a huge gain for the UFC On Fox 5 card.
Firas Zahabi: Georges St-Pierre told me he wants to fight Anderson Silva
Today’s “The MMA Show with Mauro Ranallo” podcast featured an interview with Firas Zahabi, head trainer at TriStar gym, who talked about a prospective super fight between Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva. “Georges St-Pierre told me he wants (to fight Anderson Silva). But right now he has to get back on the horse and fight Carlos Condit and be champion again. He needs to keep focused. “(If the Silva fight happens) ideally I’d like a catch weight. I think it’d be more fair. If you fight at a catch weight, Silva won’t be 20 pounds heavier. 177 or 178 pounds is much more fair.” - Firas Zahabi to Mauro Ranallo on The MMA Show
UFC on FOX 4 salaries: Rua, Machida top event's $963,000 payroll
The full UFC on FOX 4 paydays (the commission combined purses and win bonuses into one amount) included: The full UFC on FUEL TV 4 payouts included: Mauricio "Shogun" Rua: $240,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus) def. Brandon Vera: $70,000 Lyoto Machida: $200,000 (no win bonus) def. Ryan Bader: $47,000 Joe Lauzon: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Jamie Varner: $12,000 Mike Swick: $86,000 (includes $43,000 win bonus) def. DaMarques Johnson: $18,000 Nam Phan: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Cole Miller: $21,000 Phil Davis: $30,000 vs. Wagner Prado: $16,000 Rani Yahya: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Josh Grispi: $15,000 Phil De Fries: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Oli Thompson: $11,000 Manny Gamburyan: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Michihiro Omigawa: $11,000 John Moraga: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus) def. Ulysses Gomez: $8,000
Isaac Vallie-Flagg vs. Adriano Martins added to 'Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy'
A second lightweight bout has been added to "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy." Officials today announced that Isaac Vallie-Flagg (13-3-1 MMA, 2-0 SF) vs. Adriano Martins (23-6 MMA, 0-0 SF) is set for the event, which takes place Sept. 29 at Power Balance Arena in Sacramento, Calif. Headlining the event is a lightweight title fight between champ Gilbert Melendez and Pat Healy.
Roy Nelson on 'TUF 16' drama: Dana White 'wants to be a fighter, and he's not'
It sure didn't take long for Roy Nelson to make waves on the set of "The Ultimate Fighter 16." UFC President Dana White said this past week that the "TUF 10" winner and coach of the reality show's latest installment was already creating trouble in his new role. "It's probably because he wants to be a fighter, and he's not," Nelson countered in a recent interview with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "The first day, as soon as we start filming, he starts shooting his mouth off and saying dumb [expletive]," White said.
Frank Trigg Arrested on Charges of Domestic Violence
Aug 9, 2012 - Former UFC welterweight and one-time MMA commentator Frank Trigg has been arrested on charges of battery domestic violence with strangulation. Prommanow.com was the first to report the news. Trigg was being detained at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on a bond of $15,000. However, he has been released with the payment of the bond, MMA Fighting has learned. His court arraignment is scheduled for Friday, August 10th. Trigg's particular charge carries a potential jail sentence 1 to 5 years in Nevada state prison, and a mandatory fine of $15,000.
Jon Fitch Calls B.J. Penn a 'Coward,' Says He's Not Welcome at AKA
Jon Fitch clearly still wants a rematch with B.J. Penn. And he doesn't want the future UFC Hall of Famer anywhere near the American Kickboxing Academy gym. The veteran welterweight is scheduled to face up-and-coming star Erick Silva at UFC 153 in Brazil on Oct. 13, but the San Jose, Calif.-based fighter wants another crack at the former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, whom he fought to a majority draw in 2011. On Tuesday, Fitch used a conference call designed to push AKA's new "Fight Factory" reality series on Nuvo TV to dog Penn, calling him a "coward."
Hector Lombard Says He Fought Injured Against Tim Boetsch at UFC 149
Former Bellator champion turned UFC middleweight Hector Lombard has now revealed he wasn’t nearly 100-percent as he headed into his Octagon debut against Tim Boetsch at UFC 149. Following a lackluster performance that saw him come out on the losing end of a decision to Boetsch in July, Lombard now says that he actually went into the fight quite injured. The injury will now force him to sit out an additional six-weeks before returning to training. “I want to let all my fans know. I fought my last fight injured. I wasnt 100% sure but I went to the doctors, I have a fracture sternum with a torn cartilage,” Lombard wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday.
'Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy' salaries: Rockhold, Lawler top $646K payroll
Current Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold and ex-champ Robbie Lawler took home the biggest paydays at "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy." Newly minted Strikeforce welterweight champ Nate Marquardt was the third highest-paid fighter on the event's total payroll, which totaled $645,923. MMAjunkie.com recently requested and received the list of official disclosed paydays from the Oregon State Athletic Commission.