UFC Is Highest Bidder in “Fedor” Sweepstakes
Of all his suitors, the UFC has offered PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko (26-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) the most lucrative fight deal, but the contract’s numerous restrictions and the organization’s lack of communication could keep the MMA legend from joining the UFC, said Emelianenko’s manager, Vadim Finkelstein.
Daley vs Diaz?
There has been confusion of late surrounding Paul Daley and where he will be fighting next – Nick Diaz in Elite XC or Mark Weir in Cage Rage? Daley himself stated post Cage Rage 22 that he was offered Jake Shields or Nick Diaz, Shields then dropped out of the mix and Daley confirmed that he would be step up to fight Diaz for the 160lbs title. With Diaz announcing that he will be taking part in the September 15th show and Daley already being booked for the 22nd of September in Cage Rage, something didn’t add up.
Shooto Japan Comes to O.C
Professional Shooto Japan Comes To Orange County at The No Limits Event Center August 18.
Irvine, CA – On Saturday, August 18, Professional Shooto Japan will make its much-anticipated foray into the U.S. market in Orange County California at The No Limits Event Center. For its venture into the American market Professional Shooto Japan will showcase some of it’s brightest stars including Shooto veteran Kenichiro Togashi taking on current Gladiator Challenge Lightweight World Champion Brian Cobb. Togashi is coming off a first round submission victory over Darren Crisp in his U.S. debut in April, while Cobb recently submitted Shawn Bias and John Reedy in route to winning the Gladiators Challenge Lightweight Championship.
Sokoudjou Not Signing With ELITE XC
The stable of fighters now in official free agency after the Zuffa buyout of Pride continues to grow on almost a daily basis and one of the most sought after light heavyweight prizes on the market, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, will not be signing with Elite XC as many had thought going into the Shamrock/Baroni Elite XC produced pay-per-view that took place last month.
Athletic Commissions Differing Drug Policies
The recent trends in MMA with positive drug tests have taken over the headlines on just about every website, forum and newspaper that covers the sport. Recently, the California State Athletic Commission released its most recent results for athletes competing in combat sports in the state and the numbers were staggering for the overall positive tests.
CC is bringig Bonjasky and Yyvel
i'm a bit lazy to translation right now so here is just short summary
he will bring Bonjasky, Iyvel and Ivan Hippolyte to train with them.....................something about training more stand up (he'll train in this proportion: stand up/ground game 80:20)...and he had also mentioneted that he will get octagon next week
if anyone have the will to translate the whole article please be my guest : http://www.vecernji.hr/newsroom/sports/more/1778600/index.do;jsessionid=A9C15A119E0A46BE3791FD10F9A1694D.2
Patient Wanderlei Still Wants Liddell
Former PRIDE middleweight ace Wanderlei Silva (Pictures) is coming to America.
"I'm moving to the U.S., but I still don't know where I'll live. I'm in doubt between Las Vegas and Florida," Silva stated. "I'm going there to see a house … and after this I'll decide."
The Brazilian admits he doesn't even know where he will train, "I'm shooting in the dark, and I'm still thinking how I will train. I have to see the available gyms, where I'll train, and with who."
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UFC on ESPN
Spike may not be the only cable network offering UFC content. The organization is in discussions with HBO, and has had preliminary discussions with ESPN, about securing a distribution deal for additional live events and other UFC content, according to executives from both networks.