December 2007 MMA News Archive - Page 6
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News From Japan: Tokoro-Tamura Added To Dynamite!!
At a press conference in Tokyo today, FEG announced that Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Hideo Tokoro has been added to K-1 Dynamite!! on 12/31. The fight will be an open weight contract fight with 3 5-minute rounds.
Filho: Weight Issues Affected Performance
WEC Middleweight Champion Paulo Filho, coming off a near-nightmare against Chael Sonnen at WEC 31, says different tactics to cut and recover weight contributed to his performance in the fight.
Actor Injures Himself Doing "UFC Training"
Actor Matthew McConaughey had to get stitches for a cut on his face recently, a result of doing what he called "UFC training" for an upcoming movie role.
TUF 6 Finale Bonus Payouts Revealed
UFC has announced the bonus payouts for Fight, KO, and Submission Of The Night for the TUF 6 Finale, each was worth $15,000.
Franklin vs Lutter UFC 82
Former middleweight champion Rich Franklin will look to get back on the winning track against 185-pound winner of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 4, Travis Lutter, at UFC 82 on March 2 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Ken Shamrock vs. Frank Shamrock Looking More And More Likely
Ken Shamrock gave an interview on HDNet Fights about fighting his brother Frank. Judging from his comments it seems like it may be a done deal.
Karo Parisyan Discusses Possible April Fight Date
Outspoken UFC welterweight contender Karo Parisyan (18-4 MMA, 8-2 UFC) was a guest on the latest installment of HDNet’s “Inside MMA,” and during the one-hour episode, he shared information on his next possible fight, as well as his thoughts on women competing in MMA.
ESPN's Wilbon cares only about Rampage vs. Kimbo Slice
Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser commented on Chuck Liddell's 38th birthday on PTI this afternoon, then chuckled about Rampage beating down Liddell. Wilbon said he only wants to see Kimbo Slice vs. Rampage Jackson... wake him up when it happens.
Penn Again Badmouths Sherk
According to a recent Houston Chronicle article, BJ Penn continues to be critical of Sean Sherk, even going so far as to call him a "'roider" and talk about a "steroid championship".
Arlovski's Management: Andrei NOT Leaving UFC
Andrei Arlovski's management told The Fight Network that despite reports to the contrary, Arlovski is not leaving UFC and is training for the last fight on his current contract.
UFC PPV Prices Going Up
Get ready to shell out more money for UFC PPVs. A press release for UFC 81 notes that prices for the PPV are going up to $44.95 from $39.95.
MMA Not Immune To Steroids Issues
With last week’s release of baseball’s Mitchell Report, as well as suggestions for improving the game, it's a good time to take a look at mixed martial arts and how to combat performance enhancing drugs.
Salmon's Future In HDNet Uncertain
After being pulled from 2 separate bouts in HDNet fights, the most recent being this past weekend, former UFC fighter Sean Salmon's future with the promotion is very uncertain, according to HDNet executive & matchmaker Guy Mezger.
Pete Spratt Finds a New Home with HDNet Fights
After a quick and decisive victory over Tristan Yunker at Saturday’s HDNet Fights event, former UFC fighter Pete Spratt (16-10) may have found a new home for MMA.
Quinton Jackson: PRIDE Referees to Blame for Losses to Wanderlei Silva
Before signing a contract with the UFC and making his octagon debut this past February, current UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson suffered two losses to recent UFC signee Wanderlei Silva in PRIDE. However, Jackson says the two knockouts victories are the fault of PRIDE’s referees and that the losses would have never happened in the UFC.
Gary Shaw Wants To Make A Match Between Kimbo And Tito Ortiz
Gary Shaw is calling out Tito Ortiz. According to Shaw, Tito's been making comments about his newly acquired meal ticket, Kevin Ferguson aka "Kimbo Slice". “I keep seeing on TV Tito Ortiz talking about 'Kimbo Slice,'” said Shaw. “My answer to Tito Ortiz on the record is ‘come and get it buddy.’”
An Update On Ryan Gracie's Death
It has been confirmed by multiple reports that Ryan Gracie tested positive for marijuana, cocaine, and some kind of anti-anxiety medication. After Gracie's arrest, Psychiatrist Sabino Ferreira de Faria was contacted by Gracie's wife and immediatly went to the jail that was detaining Gracie to attend to him, which he did for the majority of the night. He was informed of Gracie's passing while he was on his way home. The doctor stated that he administered the following drugs to Gracie in his cell in order to calm him down: -Haldol (a powerful antipsychotic), -Fenergan (which has a side effect of sleepiness) -Topamax (for Migraines) -Dienpax (tranquilizer) -OmniPlex (relaxant). We're still awaiting the medical examiner's report to confirm the official cause of death but the police officer who discovered his death believes Gracie died of an apparent heart attack.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 1:44PM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Team Rampage on Liddell vs Silva
As December 29th’s long-awaited showdown between Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva, fans and pundits alike are looking at the matchup and breaking it down in every way possible, trying to find the single nugget of information that will illuminate everything and produce a clear favorite. Well, it’s not there, and that’s what makes this not only a meeting between perhaps the two best 205-pound fighters in mixed martial arts history, but an intriguing bout between two fighters whose current standing in the game may not be the same as it was a few years back, but who still have the power and mystique to provoke heated debates. Even a man who has been in the Octagon or ring with Liddell and Silva a combined four times – UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson – is stumped when it comes to picking a winner.
VITOR WANTS BACK IN UFC; CHALLENGES ORTIZ
Since last fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship almost three years ago, Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort has spent time in multiple promotions including Pride, Cage Rage and StrikeForce, but it looks like the Brazilian is hoping for a return to the UFC at some point in the near future.
ProElite’s Shopping Spree Continues with ICON Sport
ProElite, Inc.‘s growing empire of MMA promotions now includes one of the sport’s most historic and successful organizations: the Hawaiian-based ICON Sport. EliteXC Live Events President Gary Shaw made the announcement on Saturday, confirming the long-rumored deal has been finalized. EliteXC is the fight division of the Los Angeles-based ProElite.