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Back at head of New Jersey commission, Larry Hazzard reinstates instant replay
(mmajunkie.com)
Recently reappointed as the head of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, Larry Hazzard is bringing back instant replay to combat sports events.
Submitted Oct 20, 2014 7:32PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Royce Gracie on Eddie Bravo: ‘Do this rubber guard stuff and I’ll punch you in the nose’
(mmafighting.com)
Royce Gracie and Eddie Bravo had an altercation earlier this year, moments after Bravo's Metamoris 3 match against Royler Gracie. Seven months later, the heat is still there.
Submitted Oct 20, 2014 3:53PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Strikes and Serves: PEDs, Cocaine, and the ubiquity of drug abuse in tennis and MMA
(bloodyelbow.com)
In the third instalment of the Strikes and Serves series, BloodyElbow's Karim Zidan compares and contrasts the worrisome trends of drug/PED abuse in MMA and tennis.
Submitted Oct 19, 2014 11:54PM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
After matchup approval delays, Swedish MMA Federation seeks to clarify, improve process
(mmajunkie.com)
While Sweden has become an annual destination for the UFC, the promotion’s most recent visit to the Scandinavian nation didn’t come without a little hurdle with the governing commission. Swedish MMA Federation officials hope to change that moving forward.
Submitted Oct 19, 2014 11:16AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Iranian wrestling world champion Aliakbari training for MMA career at AKA Thailand
(bloodyelbow.com)
Amir Aliakbari becomes the first world class Iranian wrestler to pursue an MMA career
Submitted Oct 18, 2014 4:19PM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Wanderlei Silva honors PRIDE FC and indicates MMA return: 'The monopoly is coming to an end'
(bloodyelbow.com)
The Axe Murderer teases a cage come back and prophesies the end of UFC "monopoly."
Submitted Oct 13, 2014 8:04PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Anyone watching Kingdom?
Just started watching the show this morning. It's about an MMA school with Nick Jonas starring in it. Joe Stevenson and Cub Swanson are in it as well and looks like it may end up being a solid show.
Submitted Oct 13, 2014 9:09AM by Wallass - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
 
Takedown in Guillotine paralyzes another fighter
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Sad to see something like this happen. There has been a rare but continuing string of catastrophic injuries caused by executing a takedown while in a Guillotine. (photos no video)
Submitted Oct 9, 2014 11:11PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Ex-boxer Pawel Wolak not licensed as MMA fighter by Illinois, off Oct. 11 card
(sports.yahoo.com)
Nothing is more critical in combat sports than fighter safety. Part of ensuring fighters are safe is making matches between fighters with similar skill sets. Former boxer Pawel Wolak planned to debut as a mixed martial artist on Oct. 11 on the American Predator Fighting Championship 17 event at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Submitted Oct 9, 2014 5:45PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Video: Fighters weigh in on how to rid MMA of PEDs
(mmajunkie.com)
It has come to be expected at this point: A few weeks after an MMA event wraps up, we hear about the latest fighter busted for performance-enhancing drugs.
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 2:27AM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC, 'TUF 13,' Bellator vet Shamar Bailey announces MMA retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
Approaching 30 pro fights, Indianapolis-based fighter Shamar Bailey has announced his retirement from MMA.
Submitted Oct 7, 2014 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
53-fight veteran John Gunderson withdraws from Bellator 128, retires from MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
Veteran MMA lightweight John Gunderson is hanging up his gloves after more than a 12-year run fighting in promotions such as IFL, WSOF and the UFC.
Submitted Sep 30, 2014 9:08PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Adidas announces partnership with UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold
(mmamania.com)
NEW YORK/PORTLAND, Ore -- After his first round submission of Tim Boetsch at UFC 172 in Baltimore, MD this past April, Luke Rockhold, the number five middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), knew that he needed to find a sponsor that would provide him world class equipment to keep him protected in training as he waits for the UFC to provide him with his next opponent.
Submitted Sep 29, 2014 10:36PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
At 38 years old, heavyweight Sean McCorkle calls it a career
(mmafighting.com)
Heavyweight Sean McCorkle is retiring from competing in mixed martial arts. "Big Sexy" appeared on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour to make it official.
Submitted Sep 29, 2014 10:32PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Nick Diaz pleads Not Guilty on two DUI charges
(sherdog.com)
Diaz faces a total of eight charges, including DUI, DUI with an alcohol or drug level above .08, unsafe speed for prevailing conditions, failing to appear after written promise, driving with a suspended license and resisting arrest.
Submitted Sep 26, 2014 3:51PM by GDPofMPG - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Former UFC Greats Back Wanderlei Silva's Testimony on Fighter Mistreatment
(bleacherreport.com)
Wanderlei Silva is taking a stand against the UFC, and given the response by former champions and longtime contenders, he is not alone. The former Pride and UFC legend shocked the world on Friday by releasing a video on his YouTube page officially announcing his retirement from MMA. According to Silva, the UFC took away his desire to compete, and he was hanging up his gloves for good after an 18-year run.
Submitted Sep 23, 2014 3:21PM by GDPofMPG - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
After five-year hiatus, Hong Man Choi interested in resuming MMA career
(mmafighting.com)
Hong Man Choi's return to MMA may have been delayed recently, but the seven-foot-two South Korean is still considering fighting again.
Submitted Sep 19, 2014 11:33AM by Poor_Franklin - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Fedor Emelianenko reflects on career, nixes comeback talks: ‘I’m done fighting’
(mmajunkie.com)
Former PRIDE FC champion Fedor Emelianenko has already secured his place as one of the most successful fighters in MMA history. From his stoic personality to his remarkable fighting skills that led to a nearly 10-year run without a defeat, everything about the 37-year-old’s career felt noteworthy.
Submitted Sep 17, 2014 7:33PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell to Drive Pace Car at NASCAR Sprint Cup Race on Nov. 9
(sherdog.com)
Chuck Liddell will do the honors as the official Toyota pace car driver for the semifinal race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on Nov. 9.
Submitted Sep 17, 2014 2:33AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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