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MMA, boxing could become illegal in Tennessee
(mmafighting.com)
The Tennessee Athletic Commission will be disbanded by July 1 if new legislation is not passed by next month, rendering MMA, boxing and kickboxing illegal in the state.
Submitted Jan 26, 2015 8:53PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ex-boxing judge CJ Ross interested in scoring MMA
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former Nevada-licensed boxing judge CJ Ross, who turned in two highly controversial scorecards in recent years, may soon be judging MMA contests.
Submitted Jan 24, 2015 11:43AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Wanderlei Silva files lawsuit against NSAC
(bloodyelbow.com)
Self-described retired UFC light heavyweight and PRIDE legend Wanderlei Silva has sued the Nevada State Athletic Commission, claiming that they overstepped their boundaries by handing him a lifetime ban from competing in the state.
Submitted Jan 20, 2015 2:34PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Kron Gracie hungry to fight MMA again
(mmafighting.com)
a 65-second submission victory in his first MMA fight, Kron Gracie wants more.
Submitted Jan 15, 2015 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
NSAC considers forming a committee to address out-of-competition testing
(mmajunkie.com)
Although Jon Jones’ name was never mentioned, the situation brought to light by the UFC light heavyweight champ’s drug test failure was addressed today at a meeting of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Jan 13, 2015 11:46AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
'Diablita' retired from combat sports but suffering cognitive symptoms
(mixedmartialarts.com)
In a recent profile on AXS.com by Eric Holden titled "Michele Gutierrez feeling long-term effects of MMA fighting" the fighter talks about health issues she is having that could be traced to head trauma from combat sports. The only figure from MMA with a publicly confirmed diagnosis for CTE is Gary Goodridge, and he explicitly attributes it to the damage he took in kickboxing.
 
MMA Career Could Be in Store for Decorated Collegiate Wrestler, Olympic Hopeful Ed Ruth
(sherdog.com)
MMA Career Could Be in Store for Decorated Collegiate Wrestler, Olympic Hopeful Ed Ruth.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:38AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Numerous sources confirm Fedor Emelianenko still not interested in return to MMA
(bloodyelbow.com)
Multiple sources confirmed to BloodyElbow.com that Fedor Emelianekno is still not interested in a comeback.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:36AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Man standing in way of MMA in NY under FBI investigation
(m.mixedmartialarts.com)
New York may be the capitol of the world, but as far as the world's fastest growing sport is concerned, it's in last place. MMA is legal and regulated everywhere in North America, except for New York. Standing in the way year after year is New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Submitted Dec 30, 2014 3:44PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Seventh annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards set for Jan. 30 in Vegas, voting open
(mmajunkie.com)
The Fighters Only World MMA Awards return next month, and once again, The Venetian Las Vegas plays host. Fighters Only officials recently announced plans for the Jan. 30 event, which will once again feature fan voting in 22 different award categories, including “Fight of the Year,” “Knockout of the Year” and “Submission of the Year,” among others...
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 2:58PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Mentally disabled man KOed in unregulated Wisconsin fights
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Last month investigative journalist John Diedrich brought to national attention the death of kickboxer Dennis Munson Jr in Milwaukee. Now Diedrich reveals that Jessie Roach, a man with mental disabilities, has been knocked out twice by promoter/fighter Jesse Rowell in unregulated combat sports events.
 
ONE FC 23's Roger Gracie says Renzo Gracie talked him out of retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
After a loss to Tim Kennedy in July 2013 and subsequent release from the UFC, jiu-jitsu standout Roger Gracie had reached a crossroads in his competitive life.
Submitted Dec 4, 2014 11:55PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Matt Hamill Plans To Unretire, Calls For 'Rampage' Rematch In Bellator
(mmamania.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight Matt Hamill, 38, is looking to unretire (again) and hook up with Scott Coker and Co. in Bellator, starting with a rematch against the "extremely busy" Rampage Jackson, who knocked him around for three rounds back at UFC 130.
Submitted Dec 4, 2014 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Wanderlei Silva seeks court review of NSAC's lifetime ban
(mmajunkie.com)
Retired MMA legend Wanderlei Silva is asking the court to review his lifetime ban by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Dec 1, 2014 6:02PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Herbert Burns Believes He is Earning ONE FC Title Shot the Hard Way
(mmaweekly.com)
Herbert Burns is the No Gi Grappling World Champion, who has taken Asian MMA by storm and earned a shot at former ONE FC 145-pound champion Honorio Banario on the back of four straight wins.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 7:30PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Other MMA Organizations
 
Rich Franklin reveals which UFC fighter caused him to mentally break -- and it's not Anderson Silva
(mmamania.com)
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight titleholder-turned-ONE FC vice president Rich Franklin talks about which fighter made him "mentally break" during one of his bouts, and surprisingly enough, it's not Anderson Silva.
Submitted Nov 25, 2014 12:59PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
War Machine pleads not guilty in Las Vegas, will face trial in February
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC and Bellator MMA fighter War Machine today plead not guilty to a variety of charges stemming from an alleged attack against former girlfriend Christy Mack and her friend, Corey Thomas.
Submitted Nov 20, 2014 6:24PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Cris Cyborg responds to Ronda Rousey, says 'Let's meet in the middle at 140 lbs'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Cris Cyborg responds to Ronda Rousey's comments about wanting to "try to kill her with my bare hands" and answers a few questions about her recovery and time off.
Submitted Nov 19, 2014 11:40AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Tito says Dolce doesn't know what he's doing; Dolce fires back calling Ortiz 'deluded and defamatory'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Tito Ortiz rips on Mike Dolce saying he doesn't know what he's doing; Dolce fires back saying Ortiz is "deluded and defamatory."
Submitted Nov 18, 2014 12:03PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Oklahoma commission reduces Roan Carneiro's fine from $15,000 to $100
(mmajunkie.com)
Welterweight MMA veteran Roan Carneiro will soon receive $14,900 check from the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission, one month after it withheld 30 percent of his $50,000 purse for showing up late to a pre-fight physical, OSAC Executive Director Joe Miller today told MMAjunkie.
Submitted Nov 5, 2014 7:59PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
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