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UFC on Fox ratings fail to dethrone Kimbo on CBS ratings
(mmamania.com)
Despite White's nostalgia and best intentions, UFC on Fox 1 reeled in about 4.5 million viewers last night, which is about 2 million less than the sport's very first taste of terrestrial television three years ago (May 31, 2008) on CBS, when Miami bareknuckle brawler Kimbo Slice took on James Thompson in the Elite XC: "Primetime" main event.
Submitted Nov 13, 2011 12:39PM by DoTheMMAth - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, EliteXC
 
Sylvia to Meet Germany’s Kraniotakes in ProElite Headliner
(sherdog.com)
German heavyweight Andreas Kraniotakes has agreed to replace three-time UFC heavyweight title contender Pedro Rizzo as the opponent for former UFC champion Tim Sylvia in the headliner of ProElite’s Nov. 5 event in Moline, Illinois, Sherdog.com has learned from a source close to the situation. Rizzo announced Monday via Twitter that he had sustained a partially torn tendon in his left arm while training in Holland and would be unable to face Sylvia. Kraniotakes (Pictured), who originally applied for the promotion’s eight-man heavyweight tournament, was in San Diego preparing for his Nov. 26 main event fight at a Superior Fighting Championship/M-1 Global joint show in Duren, Germany, when he got the call from ProElite matchmaker Rich Chou.
Submitted Oct 17, 2011 8:05PM by ncordless - 2 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, EliteXC
 
Frank Shamrock: I Did Not Offer to Take a Dive Against Kimbo Slice
(mmafighting.com)
Frank Shamrock says former EliteXC matchmaker Jared Shaw's recent claim of Shamrock offering to take a dive against Kimbo Slice in the main event of EliteXC-CBS on Oct. 4, 2008 was fabricated. "No, absolutely not," Shamrock said Monday on The MMA Hour, when asked by host Ariel Helwani about Shaw's claim. "That's some movie b.s. right there."
Submitted Mar 22, 2011 10:05AM by emfleek - 21 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Stratus Media Group assumes control of ProElite Inc., plans to relaunch MMA promotion
(mmajunkie.com)
More than 15 months since the company that housed fight promotions EliteXC and ShoXC closed its doors, the live entertainment company Stratus Media Group, Inc. has assumed control of its operations and plans to relaunch the brand, according to a press release issued today. ProElite, Inc. held 21 MMA events before it collapsed in October 2008 under the weight of a $55 million debt accrued in 20 months of operations. Stratus CEO Paul Feller said his company has a plan to revitalize the troubled brand and promote events in the near future, though details on the venture are scant. "We believe that by combining select key experienced management executives, who made ProElite the immediate success it was, with new top executives with demonstrated successes in conducting and televising MMA events internationally and sufficient capital, that we will achieve the brand's strategy for global growth and success," Feller stated in today's release. "With this combination, we can start focusing on strengthening and repositioning ProElite events and the brand, planning a series of MMA events that we believe will bring excitement to the MMA market, fans and our shareholders and establish ProElite as a leading international MMA company."
Submitted Feb 24, 2010 12:46AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Strikeforce signs KJ Noons
(fightclubhouse.com)
Strikeforce has signed the former Elite XC lightweight champion, could a rematch with Nick Diaz be in the future?
Submitted Dec 2, 2009 4:30PM by BrutalKnockOut - 13 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC, MMA Personalities
 
Gina Carano speaks for first time about Cyborg loss
(demandmma.com)
After suffering a first round TKO at the hands of Cris Cyborg, Gina Carano talks about the fight for the first time.
Submitted Aug 28, 2009 11:42AM by BrutalKnockOut - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC, MMA Personalities
 
Notable Edits Made During Spike TV's 'UFC 100' Special
(fightline.com)
The UFC countered last night's "Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg" event by airing a "UFC 100" special for free on Spike TV. The special included three fights from the main card, as well as three never-before-televised preliminary bouts. The Brock Lesnar - Frank Mir heavyweight title fight, Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alan Belcher and Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping aired from the main card, while Mark Coleman vs. Stephan Bonnar, Shannon Gugerty vs. Matt Grice and Jon Jones vs. Jake O'Brien aired from the preliminary card
Submitted Aug 16, 2009 11:42PM by StorminYourman - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, EliteXC
 
Gina Carano and Randy Couture talk strategy (video)
(demandmma.com)
Check out the video below as Frank Shamrock interviews both Gina Carano and Randy Couture, as they talk strategy and discuss Carano's upcoming bout with Cris Cyborg.
Submitted Aug 10, 2009 1:38PM by BrutalKnockOut - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC, MMA Personalities
 
Gina Carano Trains for Cris Cyborg (video)
(demandmma.com)
Check out what a normal day for Gina Carano in the gym looks like!
Submitted Aug 5, 2009 6:43PM by BrutalKnockOut - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC, MMA Personalities
 
Gina Carano is reading your posts! (video)
(demandmma.com)
Think your posting on forums is going unnoticed? Follow the link to see just what Gina Carano has to say about that.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 9:52PM by BrutalKnockOut - 9 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC, MMA Personalities
 
Gina Carano Weight Controversy is Getting Out of Hand
(demandmma.com)
Check out the link for a pretty accurate depiction of controversy that seems to be going on in the MMA world today, centering around the big title bout between Gina Carano and Cris "Cyborg" Santos.
Submitted Jul 16, 2009 7:11PM by BrutalKnockOut - 15 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities, EliteXC
 
Re-introducing Cheick Kongo
(mixedmartialarts.com)
To most UFC fans, Cheick Kongo remains a mystery. Despite seven Octagon wins (including three in a row), many still don’t feel like they know the man who may be next in line for a shot at the heavyweight title should he get by Cain Velasquez this Saturday night at UFC 99. So when asked whether he’s reached the point where he can do for the mixed martial arts scene in France what his teammate Michael Bisping has done for the UK, he answers honestly and humbly. “I don’t think I am a “star”, I am not that type of person,” said Kongo. “But to be recognized and have people like you is a good thing, a great vibe. I am friends with Michael Bisping and he has great support in England and people say France is becoming like that for me. So if I can help MMA in France I am happy to. It is a great pleasure to have French people supporting me.”
Submitted Jun 9, 2009 8:43AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Brett Rogers Talks Arlovski
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

PDG: Are there any fights on the card that you are looking forward to seeing? Brett Rogers: Definitely the Kevin Randleman fight and Scott Smith versus Nick Diaz fight. I like both Smith and Diaz but I am very interested to see how Smith is going to handle Diaz’s striking. Diaz always changes things up and both of them love to stand and bang but Scott usually is the counter-puncher so it is going to be interesting to see how both fighters approach the fight. Then you have Randleman who goes full bore all the time and doesn't care where the fight ends up; he may just end up pumping me up for my fight. I can't wait to see his fight.
Submitted May 30, 2009 3:07AM by nwowolfpack - 13 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Interviews, General MMA, EliteXC
 
Did Kimbo Slice Close The Door On EliteXC
(mmaweekly.com)
There were several theories that floated around after the demise of EliteXC as to why the once thriving company closed its doors in 2008, shortly after its final CBS show in October, and a loss by their most marketed fighter, Kimbo Slice. But was Kimbo to blame for the company's downfall or simply a catalyst to draw the end closer? According to former EliteXC vice president Jared Shaw, Kimbo was in an impossibly tough position with his place in the company, with the fans, and with the MMA industry in general. Shaw says that there were much bigger problems going on at EliteXC that had nothing to do with Kimbo or his short notice loss to Seth Petruzelli that served as the promotion's last televised show.
Submitted Apr 29, 2009 2:24PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Exclusive Frank Shamrock Interview
(demandmma.com)
Frank Shamrock has a lot to say in this interview, including what he thinks of his brother, his upcoming opponent, and why he isn't regarded as one of the legends of the sport. Frank also unveils what his plan will be to celebrate once he knocks Nick Diaz out. Check it out.
Submitted Apr 9, 2009 8:50PM by BrutalKnockOut - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Gina Carano Speaks on dating, pictures with Tanya Evinger, returing to MMA, and more.
(demandmma.com)
Gina Carano is always an interesting interview, and this one is no exception. Check it out.
Submitted Mar 24, 2009 12:25PM by BrutalKnockOut - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Phil Baroni vs. Joe Riggs, OR Brett Rogers vs. TBA to round out Strikeforce on Showtime
(demandmma.com)
Two stellar possible additions to the Strikeforce on Showtime card, to fill the void that Jake Shields left when he decided to take on Robbie Lawler at the May Strikeforce event.
Submitted Mar 13, 2009 5:08AM by BrutalKnockOut - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC
 
Did ZUFFA drop the ball on women's MMA?
(demandmma.com)
With Strikeforce recently purchasing the majority of ProElite, look for them to not only create a woman's title in the near future, but to continue signing top ranked talent in that division and put together fights that the fans want to see, namely Gina Carano vs. Cris Cyborg. If and when the WEC and Zuffa decide to pick up the woman's division, will it be too late?
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 10:37PM by BDON911 - 19 comments
Filed under: WEC, StrikeForce, EliteXC
 
Scott Smith takes on Benji Radach at Strikeforce
(demandmma.com)
Now that is without a doubt going to be an exciting fight, looks like Strikeforce is continuing to put on quality match after quality match.
Submitted Feb 5, 2009 8:53PM by BrutalKnockOut - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC
 
StrikeForce buys ProElite
(demandmma.com)
Seems to be official. StrikeForce buys ProElite. Check it out
Submitted Feb 5, 2009 4:38PM by BDON911 - 26 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC
 
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