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Georges St-Pierre, four other UFC stars announce launch of MMA Athletes Association
(mmafighting.com)
Five of the most well-known fighters in the UFC are starting a fighters association. The group, headlined by all-time great Georges St-Pierre, will be called the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association and will focus on evening the playing field between fighters and the UFC, it was announced on a media conference call Wednesday. St-Pierre was joined on the call by Tim Kennedy, Cain Velasquez, Donald Cerrone and T.J. Dillashaw. Those five fighters will make up the association's first board. Former Bellator owner Bjorn Rebney was also on the call and he said he would be part of the MMAAA in an advisory, support role. GSP, Velasquez and Dillashaw are all former UFC champions.
Submitted Nov 30, 2016 5:47PM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Georges St-Pierre, Bjorn Rebney, former UFC champs to make MMA ‘re-defining’ announcement
(mmafighting.com)
A major MMA announcement is planned this week and the names involved are eye-opening. Georges St-Pierre, former Bellator MMA promoter Bjorn Rebney and a handful of other well-known fighters will be making an "industry re-defining" announcement Wednesday on a media conference call, according to a press release sent out Monday. Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, former UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw, Donald Cerrone and Tim Kennedy are the other names listed in the release and they will be part of the conference call. The conference call is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET.
Submitted Nov 28, 2016 5:00PM by Five-Alive - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ref Eduardo Herdy does it again, CABMMA overturns result again
(mixedmartialarts.com)
The first fight of UFC Fight Night 100 on Saturday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, ended awkwardly. The USA’s Darren Stewart accidentally headbutted Brazilian opponent Francimar Barroso, but referee Eduardo Herdy missed it. Barroso clutched his face and was quickly taken down. After a flurry of blows, Herdy stopped the fight, and awarded Stewart the TKO. Barroso’s team promptly filed a complaint with Brazil’s regulating body, Comissão Atlética Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA).
Submitted Nov 22, 2016 11:28AM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Pat Lundvall’s Nevada Athletic Commission appointment coming to an end
(mmafighting.com)
One of the country's most high-profile athletic commissioners is coming to the end of her run. Pat Lundvall's appointment on the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) will end this month after nine years, sources told MMA Fighting. Her last day will be Oct. 31 and she will not be re-appointed. Lundvall confirmed the info to MMA Fighting on Saturday afternoon.
Submitted Oct 22, 2016 5:20PM by kopower - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Brazilian MMA athletic commission approves use of instant replay
(mmafighting.com)
The Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) has approved the use of instant replay in MMA bouts, it was announced on Monday. According to the commission, referees will be able to ask for an instant replay to confirm whether or not a foul has occurred in the end of the bout, and determine if the fight should be ruled a no-contest, go to a technical decision, or disqualify an athlete. CABMMA explained that the referee can’t opt to restart the bout after watching the replay.
Submitted Oct 17, 2016 3:57PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Former Dallas Cowboy Greg Hardy transitioning to MMA, preparing for debut
(mmafighting.com)
Greg Hardy is making the move to mixed martial arts. The controversial former Dallas Cowboys defensive end has decided to put his football career on hold to pursue MMA, MMAFighting.com has learned. Hardy, 28, who does not have an extensive martial arts background, has been training for several months in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and according to his team, several promotions have already expressed interest in signing him. "I'm very focused and excited to start my MMA career," Hardy said in a statement provided to MMAFighting.com. "I'm going to do this the right way, I can assure you of that." According to his team, Hardy currently weighs approximately 285 pounds and is expected to debut as a heavyweight when he fights for the first time, most likely in 2017. "I'm fully committed to being as successful as I can be in this sport," he said.
Submitted Oct 11, 2016 12:51PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
MMA legend outspoken about televised children's MMA fights
(sports.yahoo.com)
Ramzan Kadyrov, the Moscow-backed leader of the Russian republic of Chechnya, is receiving heavy criticism after video surfaced of his three young sons competing in a mixed martial arts event on the eve of his 40th birthday. While having his sons fight wouldn’t sound like such a bad idea if the boys were young adults, the fact that the oldest of the Kadyrov sons is only 10 years old is the reason why so much attention has been brought to the event. Akhmad (10) defeated another boy via technical knockout in what was described as an exhibition fight on a nationally televised card earlier this week. Akhmad’s younger brothers, 9-year-old Eli and 8-year-old Adam, also won their fights in front a rabid crowd of adults on hand at the Grand Prix Akhmat 2016 international tournament in Chechnya’s capital of Grozny.
Submitted Oct 8, 2016 2:07AM by JLS - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Shane Carwin & Management pass on UFC offer, looking elsewhere
(mixedmartialarts.com)
From Shane Carwin himself: As many of you know I recently decided to come out of retirement. I asked my management team at Ingrained Media to help chart a course. This lead to reviews of my contract and conversations with Joe Silva and UFC’s legal team. We decided mutually that my value and what I bring to the Heavyweight Division will be better utilized elsewhere. I am now a free agent. I look forward to freely speaking with the other MMA promotions. The Heavyweight division has a lot of great fights and not all of them are in the UFC. I am excited about what the future holds. I want to prove to myself and my fans that I belong at the top of the division. Today that journey begins.
Submitted Sep 8, 2016 12:01PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
With support of major sports names, new group forms to get UFC fighters unionized
(mmafighting.com)
The group is being led by longtime baseball agent Jeff Borris, labor attorney Lucas Middlebrook and economist Andrew Zimbalist. Borris once represented the likes of Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco and Rickey Henderson. Middlebrook, best known in the MMA space as Nick Diaz's lawyer, is counsel for the Major League Soccer referees union, NBA referees union and the unions for Southwest Airlines employees. Zimbalist is a highly regarded and oft-published sports economist. The PFA has also received the support of the MLBPA, NFLPA, NHLPA, NBAPA and MLSPU.
Submitted Aug 11, 2016 11:10AM by jae_1833 - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
A more detailed look into the verbal of the new judging rules/changes
(mmafighting.com)
After the link scroll to the bottom to view official documents. Here is the full language of these judging alterations to the Unified Rules:
Submitted Aug 10, 2016 10:31PM by jae_1833 - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
 
Jon Jones' brother, Arthur, just suspended for PEDs from the Indy Colts.
(mmafighting.com)
No doubt it was a tainted supplement. Like Jons. If it walks like a Jones and quacks like a Jones... http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/22/nfl-suspends-colts-defensive-lineman-art-jones-for/ That's all. Where you at, Ariel?!? Just wanted to be the first to crack this story here. Problem is that this isn't actually news to most people. Just another day in a Jones life.
Submitted Jul 26, 2016 1:20PM by tildengolfer - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Bellator files cross complaint and is counter suing former employee
(lowkickmma.com)
Bellator finally answered back and is going on the offense by counter suing mr.Light for money he owes.
Submitted Jul 24, 2016 1:23PM by FKA - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator, General MMA
 
Insanity behind MMA and WWE
(foxnews.com)
While the dangers associated with playing professional football and other contact sports are well-documented, the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA,) Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) continue operate somewhat under the radar as their athletes enter the cage or ring and fight until what seems like an inevitably early death.
Submitted Jul 19, 2016 3:35PM by FKA - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, General MMA
 
An in-depth look at shady billionaire who attempted to buy the UFC and now promotes Fedor in Russia
(bloodyelbow.com)
Russian oligarch share many things in common: ostentatious behavior, lavish lifestyles, and questionable pasts are some of the ones that come to mind. Few, however, can be found in a Moscow gym, dressed in a tracksuit, training with professional fighters. Ziyavudin Magomedov is not your average Russian billionaire. Born and raised in Dagestan, Ziyavudin emerged from a troubled childhood on the streets of Makhachkala to become one of the republic's most prosperous businessmen. According to Forbes, he is the chairman of Summa Group, a "conglomerate invested in port logistics, engineering, construction, telecommunications, and oil and gas." His estimated wealth fluctuates regularly but was recently estimated at 1.2bn.
Submitted Jun 17, 2016 5:05AM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Fight Nights promoter admits Fedor handpicked Maldonado from a list of opponents
(bloodyelbow.com)
Fight Nights Global promoter Kamil Gadzhiev revealed that Fedor personally selected his opponent from a list of potential foes.
Submitted Jun 12, 2016 4:48AM by xdanish020 - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson is dead at 42
(blacksportsonline.com)
Looks like Kimbo is dead.
Submitted Jun 6, 2016 11:18PM by Auntie_Razor - 31 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ariel Helwani discusses his UFC banning
(https:)
Obviously upset, Ariel didn't want to do interviews about the ban, but thought it was bigger than him and he needed to talk about it. Ariel was very hesitant about wanting to join Fox. Said pre-fox deal he was in talks with Fuel for a tv program, while UFC was in talks with NBC and Comcast at the time. Decided against doing it. Ariel says the only reason he was given for his release was that he reported the Brock Lesnar info before the UFC broke the news. Ariel also spoke about Dana and the UFC being upset with his Nate Diaz interview, which he thought was great. Evidently during the interview with Nate he was getting calls from a '702' area code that was Dana's number and didn't know if he should pick up in the middle of the interview.
Submitted Jun 6, 2016 3:55PM by State_Champ - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
With UFC 199, a great night was spoiled by a petty media banning
(mmajunkie.com)
What a time to be a fight fan, I found myself thinking as Bisping stood there in the octagon, patting that gold belt like he couldn’t believe it was real. If only the night’s news had ended there. But see, the thing that spoiled the evening for me was when I looked on Twitter and saw a missive from Ariel Helwani (via Twitter), the MMAFighting.com reporter who broke the news that Lesnar was in talks to return to the cage shortly before the UFC 200 promo confirmed it. According to Helwani, not long after he reported that scoop UFC staff escorted him out of the building, relieved him of his media credential, and – again, according to Helwani’s characterization of events – told he was “banned for life”
Submitted Jun 5, 2016 1:52PM by GDPofMPG - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Report: Former Bellator featherweight shot five times in Dagestan
(bloodyelbow.com)
Shahbulat Shamhalaev was taken to hospital with various gunshot wounds on Wednesday following an altercation at a local restaurant in Makhachkala, Dagestan. Shamhalaev, a former Bellator featherweight tournament winner, was reportedly shot five times by unnamed assailants. He was immediately taken to hospital, where he underwent surgery and had a kidney removed at approximately 4pm Moscow time. The former title challenger is in stable condition but remains in intensive care.
Submitted Jun 1, 2016 5:39PM by GDPofMPG - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
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