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Sixth annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards scheduled for Feb. 7 at Las Vegas’ The Venetian Theatre
The Fighters Only World MMA Awards return in February, and for the first time in the history of the annual ceremony, The Venetian Las Vegas plays host.
The BANG Effect: A Statistical Look at 2013's Most Improved MMA Team - DATABOMB
An unlikely new coaching star, Duane “Bang” Ludwig has surged to the forefront of the competitive MMA coaching landscape after a fortuitous change of scenery. Ludwig is the obvious candidate for 2013's “MMA Coach of the Year,” and few would question this, despite little fan awareness of his coaching prowess just one year ago. Ludwig certainly had a tough 2012 that included three consecutive UFC losses, each one by first-round stoppage, the last of which added a fight-ending and career-threatening knee injury to the insult. But almost immediately after beginning the lengthy rehabilitation process, Ludwig got an unexpected phone call from Urijah Faber, and the creator of the Bang Muay Thai system suddenly migrated from the suburbs of Denver, Colorado to Sacramento, California.
Former UFC Lightweight Champ Frankie Edgar Earns a New Belt
Although he lost his UFC lightweight belt, Frankie Edgar has earned a new one.
What can be done with MMA scoring?
In the three weeks since UFC 167, things went from irrational to pretty rational when it comes to talking about the judging, and if anything, the recent controversy opened a lot of eyes to the fact that judges themselves are handicapped to a degree by the system in place. The funny part of all of this is as much as the Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks title match fueled the talk, is that it was another fight on that show, Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald, that was almost the perfect example of what is wrong with the ten-point must system. In that fight, virtually nothing happened in the first round. It was as close to a 10-10 round as you can get, but given that judges in 97 percent of the cases are going to call a round 10-9, that's what happened. As it turned out, Lawler got the benefit of the coin-toss round on two cards. The second round was clearly MacDonald's, but Lawler won the third with far more of a margin, including scoring a knockdown and doing most of the key damage in the fight...
Six years after near-fatal crash, Will Ribeiro finds peace with MMA judging and coaching
Will Ribeiro was a bantamweight prospect back in 2008, but his MMA career was prematurely stopped days after his second fight at World Extreme Cagefighting. Six years later, he still battles to live a normal life in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With a 9-1 professional overall record -- which included five knockouts and two submissions -- Ribeiro signed with the WEC and fought former bantamweight champion Chase Beebe in his promotional debut on June 2008. He won the fight via split decision, and immediately broke into the top 10 of the division...
No Changes to Legislation as Victorian Government Discusses and Votes on Cage Ban
Victorian Liberal Government ministers met to discuss and vote on the current cage ban in Victoria late last week, but to no avail.…
WSOF 8 set for Jan. 18, will feature inaugural 155-pound title fight
January 18, as WSOF 8 hits the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida to unveil its inaugural lightweight title. WSOF president Ray Sefo told MMA Fighting that the main event will be a rematch between Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante and the undefeated Justin Gaethje, who first fought at WSOF 2 in Atlantic City. The first meeting ended abruptly when Cavalcante suffered a cut in the first round, giving Gaethje the victory. another highlighted bout on the main card will be between Cavalcante's Blackzilians teammate Anthony Johnson and AKA's Mike Kyle. WSOF 8 will also mark the promotional debut of 22-year Cody Bollinger, who will take on bantamweight upstart Tyson Nam.
Submitted Dec 3, 2013 12:36AM by DrivenDavies15 - 2 comments
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Frankie Edgar vs. Phillipe Nover booked for Dec. 1 at Madison Square Garden
UFC STAR FRANKIE EDGAR VS. PHILLIPE NOVER ADDED AS CO-MAIN EVENT FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL GRAPPLE AT THE GARDEN ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013. MONTELL MARION AND KELLEN RUSSELL TO LEAD TOP CLUB TEAMS DUAL MEET AND USA VS. CANADA WOMEN’S MATCHES TO TAKE TO GARDEN MATS.
Cro Cop: I Have No Respect For Fedor Emelianenko
When he's not busy telling Dana White how to run UFC, Mirko Filipovic is telling Fedor Emelianenko what he can and can't say.
Bisping - Hendricks will put him to sleep in one round with a left hook
UFC: Champ Jon Jones scratched from recently announced UFC 170 headliner
A day after Jon Jones was announced as the headliner of UFC 170, the light heavyweight champion has been scratched from the card.
Chael Sonnen: I would have preferred to stay away from Rashad Evans
Chael Sonnen is never one to shy away from a challenge, but even “The Bad Guy” admits he’d have preferred to avoid a conflict with former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans. “If there’s a fighter I would have chosen to stay away from, it would have been Rashad,” Sonnen said
Johny Hendricks: If Georges St-Pierre needs drugs to beat me, I got beat by the drugs
UFC welterweight contender Johny Hendricks added fresh fuel to a fiery controversy over drug testing in advance of his title fight againstGeorges St-Pierre at UFC 167.
Mirko Cro Cop: ‘Jones, Werdum Mir and Overeem should be fired’
Ahead of his Legends 2 fight, Mirko Cro Cop had some strong words for UFC stars that appeared at the press conference for the event in Russia.
Keith Kizer on why throwing in the towel remains a foul in Nevada
Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer on why throwing in the towel is a foul, and the proper way for a corner to stop a fight.
Renzo Gracie responds to criticism, says Royce doesn’t help the Gracie family
Renzo Gracie isn’t happy with Royce Gracie’s words about the new generation of the family. The UFC Hall of Famer criticized younger members of the clan for their recent losses in MMA, but Renzo doesn’t think Royce is in a position where he can criticize others.
Submitted Nov 4, 2013 6:12PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
Everyone's favorite submission artist Rousimar Palhares to compete again
Finally, a door has opened for Rousamir Palhares. And it's not another exit door. A couple of weeks ago, the Brazilian submitted Mike Pierce in a mere 31 seconds. But less than 24 hours later, he'd not simply left an impression but had left the UFC. Palhares had held onto his heel hook even after Pierce's tapout, even after the referee had jumped in, so Dana White went on ESPN to announce, "He's done." The fight company president later elaborated, saying Palhares will never again fight for the biggest promotion in mixed martial arts.
Ryo Chonan Retires as a Champion After Triumphant Finale at Deep: Tribe Tokyo Impact
Ryo Chonan will finish his career as the reigning Deep welterweight champion after registering a dramatic decision win over Dan Hornbuckle in Tokyo on Sunday. The 37-year-old has decided to draw the curtain on his 12-year career and the event in Korakuen Hall served as the grand finale.
MMA loses respected figure with Tuff-N-Uff exec Barry Meyer's unexpected passing
Mixed martial arts today lost one of its finest representatives as Tuff-N-Uff President Barry Meyer passed away.
Shayna Baszler Talks Strippers, Drunks and more TUF 18
Not sure if this is the right sub forum but here you go....
Submitted Oct 15, 2013 4:32AM by nwowolfpack - 8 comments
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