Dopey: CSAC Releases Drug Testing Results
Twenty-eight fighters licensed by California have violated the state's anti-doping policy from March 31 through July 6 of this year, the California State Athletic Commission revealed Wednesday. Of those caught for various steroid and drugs-of-abuse violations, over 71 percent came from mixed martial arts, this despite 14 fewer cards than boxing and kickboxing combined.
Ortiz "It looked like my hand skimmed the fence"
You know I really had time to actually look at it and watch the fight itself. I fought a great fight outside the one time when they took the point off and they showed I grabbed the fence. It looked like my hand skimmed the fence. Rashad ended up taking me down anyway and that's when I got a guillotine submission on him. He ended up being saved by the round. So I kind of question that a little bit. Did I really grab the fence when they took the point away? Because the very first time, yea I grabbed the fence I admitted to that. It was a mistake on my part and it was a reaction. But the overall fight, I fought a fairly aggressive fight.
Mir-Hardonk Added to UFC 74 Card
Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir returns to the Octagon for the first time in nine months when he takes on dangerous Antoni Hardonk in a bout on August 25th’s UFC 74 card at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rumor- Mike Swick VS Jonathan Goulet st UFN 11
Following his loss to Yushin Okami at UFC 69 in Houston, Texas, Mike Swick decided to make the move from the middleweight division down to the welterweight division. Rumors have been swirling about a rematch with Chris Leben, but the situation took a bizarre turn when Jonathan Goulet started a thread in the MMAWeekly SoundOff Forum yesterday titled, "Wanna Fight."
Cub Swanson VS Jens Pulver at Sep. 5th WEC
Up-and-coming featherweight Cub Swanson signed his contract Sunday to face former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver at Sept. 5’s World Extreme Cagefighting event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
Word of the bout – Pulver's first since his second-round submission loss to BJ Penn at “The Ultimate Fighter 5” Finale in June – was announced today on TAGG RADIO. The fight will also mark Pulver's debut with the WEC.
UFC 75: Champion VS Champion free on spike TV
New York, NY, July 16, 2007 -- Spike TV will telecast “UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion,” its most star-studded fight card ever, including the network’s first-ever UFC® title fight, a unification bout between UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and PRIDE’s 205-pound Champion Dan “Hollywood” Henderson, on Saturday, September 8 at 9:00 PM ET/PT (same day tape) from The O2 Arena in London, England. UFC 75 also features a major heavyweight battle with international superstar Mirko “Cro Cop” when he takes on France’s Cheick Kongo. As a special feature, England’s own and “The Ultimate Fighter® 3” Light Heavyweight Champion Michael “The Count” Bisping takes on fellow “The Ultimate Fighter 3” cast member Matt “The Hammer” Hamill.
Lindland Back at 185
Matt "The Law" Lindland has fought most of his career as a middleweight, but has recently been moving up in weight class competing as a light heavyweight and a heavyweight.
Nate Diaz to Return at UFC Fight Night 11
Nate Diaz (6-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC), fresh off his win over Manny Gamburyan at The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale, will put his recently won UFC contract to good use at UFC Fight Night 11 on Sept. 19. His opponent has not yet been named.
Joe Lauzon To Train With Team Penn In Hawaii!!
Soon Lauzon will be heading to Hawaii and BJ Penn’s team for a week to get acclimated. If that works out, he will train for his next fight there, and if all goes well then, he will look to become an adopted son of the beautiful pacific island state for a year or two.
This is a great sign and a great step for Lauzon IMO.
I'm extremely excited about this news as hes just gonna get better which means trouble for the LW division.