Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
Sign In
Username:

 
Password:

 
Keep me logged in

July 2008 MMA News Archive - Page 5

Do you have a hot MMA story or news item that you have found and would like to share?
Then read our guidelines then post it to our MMA News Share Forum to have it display here for the community to read on this page.
 
Schultz Finds Security With Sengoku
(sherdog.com)
Monday, July 28, 2008 by Brian Knapp (bknapp@sherdog.com) International Fight League lightweight champion Ryan Schultz (Pictures) ended his search for professional stability in the open arms of the Japan-based Sengoku promotion. Schultz has agreed to a five-event deal with Sengoku that begins with his participation in an eight-man lightweight grand prix on Aug. 24 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The deal could span six fights if Schultz reaches the final of the tournament. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 11:35AM by AchillesHeel - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Tim Sylvia video on next fight in October, UFC, Fedor and more
(mmamania.com)
Defiantly worth a watch. Tim wants a few more fights under his belt before he fights Fedor again, says UFC and Affliction treat their fighters completely different.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 10:23AM by SmileR - 12 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
WHAT'S NEXT FOR UFC'S HERMES FRANCA
(mmaweekly.com)
It’s been a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs for UFC lightweight Hermes Franca over the past 12 months. After getting his much awaited 155-pound title shot against Sean Sherk at last July’s UFC 73, following a succession of impressive wins, Franca tested positive for a banned substance, sidelining him due to a suspension by the California State Athletic Commission. Upon serving his suspension, Hermes was eager to return to action and was called to do so at Ultimate Fight Night 14 against up and comer Frankie Edgar. Finally Franca would have an opportunity to redeem himself.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 8:30AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
EliteXC: Building To Make Them Buy
(mmapayout.com)
Fresh off of EliteXC’s Saturday night card, talk has turned to the October card and possible match-ups between Carano vs Cyborg, Diaz vs Noons, and possibly Kimbo vs Rogers. While these are certainly exciting match-ups, putting them forth as possible match-ups for the October card is a bit misguided. Doing these fights on free TV would go against the strategy laid out by DeLuca as it relates to EliteXC’s television and PPV strategy: Doug DeLuca: Absolutely, the Pay-Per-View model is the goal for most people in this sport. So, yes, it’s our goal, too. The exact plan is broadcast television drives the Pay-Per-View. It builds stars. SHOWTIME to CBS. CBS to Pay-Per-View. Build stars, build the interest in the stars, let people know even more that these fighters – the guys and gals — are people and they have real stories and make people care about them and drive the Pay-Per-View. So that’s absolutely the goal. As far as timing goes, you’ll probably see a Pay-Per-View from us early in ‘09.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 8:28AM by MMAcca - 13 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
HUERTA FORSEES EVENTUAL MOVE TO 170
(mmaweekly.com)
As Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight prospect Roger Huerta heads into the home stretch of preparation for his fight with Kenny Florian at UFC 87, it would be understandable for the pressure to build. At 25, Huerta has managed to cement his reputation as a hard-hitting, never-say-die breed of fighter, even after an extended layoff from the game — when criticism tends to get louder. Like many fights that materialize over time, it appears Huerta’s decision to step back into the Octagon was born out of a slight misunderstanding. During a post-fight interview, Florian mentioned him as a potential opponent. Huerta says that provided the motivation to return. “I kind of heard that Kenny had called me out, (and) at the same time I started to get edgy, and I started to feel like I wanted to come back and fight again,” Huerta said. Florian counters that he was simply giving his opinion on the division’s best match-up, but regardless, it was an interaction that bore fruit for serious fans of the sport. Huerta has made a point of traveling to different camps for fresh perspectives, landing with UFC welterweight Georges St. Pierre’s camp for a finer lesson in the art of savaging his opponents. He’s taken well to St. Pierre’s round the clock attack, something he considers to be his greatest asset going into his fight with Florian.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 7:41AM by SmileR - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Quick Update On Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson
(cagepotato.com)
''Rampage thinks he’s God…He had a falling out with his trainer a couple of days before the first arrest. Basically he has lost his mind and is talking very religious and is saying that he is God. This is the main thing I wanted to keep hidden, but with the second arrest and Dana talking it will come out regardless. He needs some serious help. I don’t know if you would call it schizophrenia or bipolar disorder or what have you, but whatever it is, basically it’s become impossible to have a conversation with him. He is delusional.'' Taken from
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 2:39AM by MMAcca - 34 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Steve Mazzagatti Apologizes to Anthony Johnson
(fightline.com)
Scott Smith and Robbie Lawler weren't the only ones settling "Unfinished Business" last night at EliteXC: Lawler vs. Smith II. Anthony Johnson ran into Steve Mazzagatti last night for the first time since Johnson's controversial TKO loss to Kevin Burns last Saturday night. FightLine.com was on hand when Johnson approached Mazzagatti at ringside during last night's event. Mazzagatti and Johnson shook hands and hugged. Mazzagatti apologized to Johnson and noted that it was "a bad call" and Johnson immediately accepted, saying it was all good
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 2:36AM by MMAcca - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA Fastball: Fedor Emelianenko erases all doubt
(mmafighting.com)
It’s called fastball for a reason, folks. Now let’s get to it. Fedor erases all doubt who the number one heavyweight in the world is: When Fedor was the PRIDE Heavyweight Champion almost everyone— especially this writer—was absolutely convinced that he was the best heavyweight MMA fighter in the world. Along with this, most were pretty sure that he would dispose of his UFC counterparts quite easily. But then two things happened. First PRIDE fell and Fedor found himself out of work, creating a situation by which he went over two years without fighting a heavyweight contender. Second, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic went over to the UFC and performed very poorly, causing most people’s confidence in the former PRIDE organization’s heavyweight division to be shaken. But then came July 19th and Affliction: Banned. If you’re still doubting Fedor’s greatness after his 36 second destruction of former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Tim Sylvia, something is wrong.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 2:32AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ikemoto captures DEEP welterweight title
(mmafighting.com)
Seichi Ikemoto became the new DEEP welterweight champion at DEEP 36 Impact Sunday, unanimously outpointing Hidehiko Hasegawa through three rounds at the Zepp Osaka in Osaka, Japan. The win was Ikemoto's second over Hasegawa. Ikemoto also won by unanimous decision in their first meeting at DEEP 20 Impact in September 2005. Ikemoto improves to 17-14-5, while Hasegawa drops to 14-10-5.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 2:30AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Terry Martin well-prepared to bounce back from recent defeat
(mmajunkie.com)
On July 19 Terry Martin (17-6) suffered a crushing knockout defeat at the hands of a resurgent Vitor Belfort at Affliction's debut event, "Banned." But if anyone can overcome adversity, it's Martin, a Chicago native who has been seemingly fighting to survive since grade school. The hard-hitting knockout artist divulged a very personal side of his non-fighting life while a guest on a recent edition of TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), and revealed a Terry Martin that many fans don't know. "A lot of people don't know this, but I had gangbanged my whole life -- since the age of 10," Martin admitted.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 2:26AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Paulo Filho Training with BJJ Champ André Galvão
(bloodyelbow.com)
Undefeated WEC Middleweight Champion Paulo Filho has been shoring up his already nasty Brazilian jiu jitsu game in training for his September 10 title scrap with Chael Sonnen by rolling with decorated BJJ world champion André Galvão, Tatame reports. "I believe a lot on BJJ, and he’s not a rookie, his an expert, he’s a star. I’m sure he’ll debut with a victory, I trust on BJJ a lot more than any other martial art. It’ll be hard to find an opponent with better BJJ than his", guarantees Filho, that believes Galvão helping him on training will be excellent. "He trained with Wanderlei (Silva) and will help a lot on the ground work. I hadn’t a great material to work with for a long time", celebrates Paulão.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 2:20AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Report: Silva vs. Cote to headline UFC 90 in Chicago Cote Starts trash talk
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
‘‘I’m telling all my friends to bet on me,’’ Cote said, ‘‘because they’re going to make a lot of money.’’ ‘‘This guy will need 10 punches to my face to knock me out, and I’ll just need one,’’ Cote said. ‘‘I have a good chance. He won’t exchange with me, and I’m not scared of him. ‘‘He wins a lot of his fights before they start because his opponents are intimidated and scared of him. I’m not scared of anyone in my weight class, especially him.’’
Submitted Jul 27, 2008 9:43PM by Porch28 - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cris Cyborg levels path to Gina Carano.
(mmajunkie.com)
Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos levels the path to Gina Carano by John Morgan on Jul 27, 2008 at 2:25 pm ET Cristiane CyborgEliteXC didn't have a Russian to answer Affliction's main event this past weekend. But the organization was able to bring in a "Cyborg."
Submitted Jul 27, 2008 6:18PM by casey64 - 13 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Nielsen Ratings Saturday, July 26: EliteXC MMA on CBS Had No Kick
(tvbythenumbers.com)
FOX won another lame Saturday night with the time-tested duo of Cops and America’s Most Wanted. Normally, because it’s Saturday, and because it’s a Saturday in the middle of the summer there wouldn’t be a whole lot to say. And indeed, FOX was the only network to crack above a 1.0 rating among 18-49 year olds for the whole night. And there really still isn’t much to say except for this: EliteXC Saturday Night Fights without any buzz surrounding Kimbo Slice performed much worse without Kimbo than it did with him. CBS initial foray into MMA didn’t draw a slew of viewers but at least performed well in the 18-49 and 18-34 demos.
Submitted Jul 27, 2008 3:55PM by grappler0000 - 27 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, Miscellaneous
 
Fedor gets more than $300,000 for win over Tim Sylvia at Affliction
(mmamania.com)
Props: NBCSports.com Quoteworthy: “… Emelianenko received a sizable part of his Affliction contract up front in the form of a signing bonus, and added that Emelianenko also owns the rights to his fight footage in several European countries. That second part may not mean much right now but if Affliction chooses to hold an event in Europe, they would have to pay him for the footage.”
Submitted Jul 27, 2008 3:40AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Anderson Silva vs. Patrick Cote Set
(mmajunkie.com)
The worst-kept secret in MMA is a secret no more. UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva will defend against Patrick Cote at UFC 90.
Submitted Jul 26, 2008 9:12PM by DCRage - 38 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
**Mirko Crocop News: Fighting Overeem And Other Updates!!!
(dreamfighters.com)
Mirko Crocop has just accepted the challenge of Overeem, and since his training is going so well, he plans on 100% fighting at DREAM.6 in september.
Submitted Jul 26, 2008 3:00PM by kastro_316 - 28 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Georges St. Pierre to bring his toolbox for Jon Fitch fight
(mmamania.com)
“When I won the world title the first time, it was like a dream. I didn’t realize what I had until I lost it. Then I went crazy. I made a mistake and I don’t want to do that again. I said then that every time I step into the Octagon, I’m going to be 100 percent ready, physically and mentally. I can’t say I’ll never lose again. No one is invincible. But I will never come to a fight unprepared…. [Jon Fitch] is undefeated in UFC and he brings a lot more problems to the table than my other opponents. He’s not an old school fighter. He’s in the new breed of mixed martial arts fighters. He’s not coming from only one solid background. He’s a good wrestler, he’s good standing up and he’s a black belt in jiu jitsu, which means he’s very good at submission on the ground. That means I’m going to have to use a lot more tools than I have in the past.”
Submitted Jul 26, 2008 11:27AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mark Coleman discusses possible rematch with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua
(mmajunkie.com)
Mark ColemanMMA legend Mark Coleman (15-8 MMA, 6-3 UFC) has been pursuing a comeback in the organization that made him famous ever since he was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame at UFC 82 in March. While Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (16-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has made recent headlines by declaring his interest in a second match with "The Hammer," Coleman told MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps | MMAjunkie.com) he "wasn't aware of any of these rumors."
Submitted Jul 26, 2008 7:51AM by Porch28 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Aoki Talks Tournament Format
(mmaweekly.com)
Mixed martial arts tournaments are among the most grueling rights of passage for any fighter. When populated with top-tier opponents, a fighter’s ability to make it to the finals is based as much on luck as on skill.
Submitted Jul 26, 2008 6:05AM by Pookie - 9 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's
 
Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
RSS
Archive  
 
  » October 2014
  » September 2014
  » August 2014
  » July 2014
  » June 2014
  » May 2014
  » April 2014
  » March 2014
  » February 2014
  » January 2014
  » December 2013
  » November 2013
  » October 2013
  » September 2013
  » August 2013
  » July 2013
  » June 2013
  » May 2013
  » April 2013
  » March 2013
  » February 2013
  » January 2013
  » December 2012
  » November 2012
  » October 2012
  » September 2012
  » August 2012
  » July 2012
  » June 2012
  » May 2012
  » April 2012
  » March 2012
  » February 2012
  » January 2012
  » December 2011
  » November 2011
  » October 2011
  » September 2011
  » August 2011
  » July 2011
  » June 2011
  » May 2011
  » April 2011
  » March 2011
  » February 2011
  » January 2011
  » December 2010
  » November 2010
  » October 2010
  » September 2010
  » August 2010
  » July 2010
  » June 2010
  » May 2010
  » April 2010
  » March 2010
  » February 2010
  » January 2010
  » December 2009
  » November 2009
  » October 2009
  » September 2009
  » August 2009
  » July 2009
  » June 2009
  » May 2009
  » April 2009
  » March 2009
  » February 2009
  » January 2009
  » December 2008
  » November 2008
  » October 2008
  » September 2008
  » August 2008
  » July 2008
  » June 2008
  » May 2008
  » April 2008
  » March 2008
  » February 2008
  » January 2008
  » December 2007
  » November 2007
  » October 2007
  » September 2007
  » August 2007
  » July 2007
  » June 2007
Categories