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Former UFC flyweight Ulysses Gomez signs deal with California-based Pandemonium
(mmajunkie.com)
Ulysses Gomez's release from the UFC this past month may have come as a little bit of a surprise, but he won't waste much time getting back on the horse looking to fight his way back to the promotion after signing with a California-based promotion.
Submitted Mar 9, 2013 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Din Thomas vs. Georgi Karakhanyan added to April's Legacy FC 19 event
(mmajunkie.com)
A featherweight matchup between nine-time UFC veteran Din Thomas and four-time Bellator MMA fighter Georgi Karakhanyan is the latest addition to April's Legacy FC 19 event.
Submitted Mar 8, 2013 10:54PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ex-Bellator Champ Zach Makovsky Signs with CFFC, Debuts May 11 Against Claudio Ledesma
(sherdog.com)
Former Bellator bantamweight champion Zach Makovsky has signed a deal with the New Jersey-based Cage Fury Fighting Championships and will debut for the promotion on May 11 in a flyweight showdown with Claudio Ledesma. Sherdog.com confirmed the news on Friday with Arias Garcia, CFFC general manager and matchmaker, who revealed that the May 11 show will also see Sean Santella defend his flyweight title against Dave Morgan. The winner of that bout will then put the strap on the line against the Makovsky-Ledesma victor on a later date. The event is expected to serve as CFFC 24 and takes place at the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. “When the opportunity came to sign a former champion like Zach, it was a no-brainer. He brings excitement to an already stacked division. I think he will shine in his natural weight class of 125 pounds,” Garcia told Sherdog.com. “We are also excited to have Claudio back, as he plans on winning this fight and taking on our champion. It’s going to be a great fight and event.”
Submitted Mar 8, 2013 3:19PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC champ Dominick Cruz, Brandon Vera and Alliance Training Center cut ties with Team Lloyd Irvin
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz, Brandon Vera and the Alliance Training Center are the latest to cut ties with Team Lloyd Irvin.
Submitted Mar 8, 2013 11:24AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Former UFC Champ Ricco Rodriguez Reportedly Arrested On Suspicion of DUI
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez was allegedly arrested on suspicion of DUI in Los Angeles on Sunday morning.
Submitted Mar 6, 2013 11:44AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
NYBA Phil Baroni - "TRT is bullshit"
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

1. Recently fighters have been given exceptions that allow them to do Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), while other fighters are losing their jobs or getting suspended for medical marijuana. What is your take on the whole situation? Phil Baroni - “I don’t think that marijuana is a performance enhancing drug at all. But if you can’t stop smoking weed for a month before a fight you got a problem or maybe fighting isn’t that important to you. Don’t get me wrong, it should be legal. I mean TRT is bullshit. It is a legal way to cheat the system and an attempt to prolong your career when you should be retired. Smoking Mary Jane is far less cheating than taking shots of testosterone.”
Submitted Mar 5, 2013 3:28AM by nwowolfpack - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews, UFC
 
Former UFC co-headliner Che Mills signs with Cage Warriors
(mmajunkie.com)
One more fighter from the UFC's recent round of cuts has landed on his feet. In fact, he's done so in his home country for a top regional promotion.
Submitted Mar 4, 2013 1:33PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Cage Ban Confirmed for Western Australia MMA
(mmaweekly.com)
The Western Australian government has passed legislation for the cage to be banned for all local MMA fights as of March 1, 2013. The government announced its intentions midway through January 2013, and Minister for Sports Terry Waldron confirmed the decision after the Department of Sports and Recreation commissioners met with promoters to inform them of the new law change. The decision was based upon “image” concerns, not on fighter safety. “We just don’t want to see cage fighting in Western Australia,” Premier Colin Barnett said. “It’s been a policy decision of the state government.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 1:43AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
One FC Kings & Champions Adds Middleweight Clash Between Melvin Manhoef and Brock Larson
(mmaweekly.com)
One FC on Monday announced the addition of Melvin Manhoef vs. Brock Larson to its One FC: Kings & Champions fight card slated for April 5 at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Submitted Feb 25, 2013 7:54PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
SD Senator seeks to ban MMA, calls it 'child porn of sports'
(bloodyelbow.com)
As the South Dakota legislature seeks to regulate mixed martial arts, one state rep. is calling for an outright ban of MMA, calling it "the child porn of sports."
Submitted Feb 25, 2013 10:19AM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Chael Sonnen loses bet, licks Rashad Evans' shoe
(mmafighting.com)
UFC middleweight turned light heavyweight Chael Sonnen bet the world Dan Henderson would defeat Lyoto Machida at UFC 157. When he didn't, Sonnen was forced to lick the shoe of Rashad Evans on the FUEL post-fight show.
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 5:19PM by prophecy033 - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Pellegrino trying his hand at fighter management Steph Daniels
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC lightweight contender and BJJ ace, Kurt Pellegrino, discusses his latest feather in the MMA cap, fighter management.
Submitted Feb 21, 2013 1:47PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
RFA Announces AXS TV Deal, Expansion Efforts
(mmaweekly.com)
RFA Fighting president Ed Soares on Thursday announced organizational, promotional and event plans for this year, including recently inking a landmark television distribution deal with AXS TV.
Submitted Feb 14, 2013 12:57PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Dana White Receives Honorary Award In Dublin, Suffers Meniere’s Attack At Ceremony
(bjpenn.com)
UFC president Dana White is in Dublin, Ireland this week to receive an honorary award from Trinity College. Yesterday, Dana he arrived in Dublin with sidekick Nick the Tooth, and spent the evening hanging out with Irish fans at the local Temple Bar. Today, he attended a ceremony at Trinity College to accept an honorary award, where he delivered an acceptance speech to the crowd. While the ceremony was taking place, Dana suffered a bad bout of Meniere’s Disease. He has been battling with this disease for some time now, and recently underwent surgery to help repair it. As you can see in the twitter post above, Dana seems to be okay, and Nick the Tooth tells his followers they will “be back soon”.
Submitted Feb 12, 2013 3:44PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ortiz to make Friday announcement about 'Cyborg' Santos' fighting future
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz promises "big news" later this week about the future of his client, Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos. He's scheduled a Friday press conference to announce the news.
Submitted Feb 12, 2013 2:22PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Junior Assuncao-Chris Pecero headlines Legacy FC 20 on May 31
(mmajunkie.com)
Legacy Fighting Championship 20 is set for May 31 in Corpus Christi, Texas, with a main event featuring UFC vet Junior Assuncao vs. Chris Pecero in a featherweight bout.
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 11:20PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
ONE FC's Amateur Circuit in Malaysia, Asian MMA Summit, URCC Baguio 5
(bloodyelbow.com)
A quick round up of all the latest news coming out of the Asian MMA scene, including news about ONE FC's Malaysian Amateur MMA circuit, an Asian MMA Summit, URCC Baguio, and bits from Evolve MMA and FCC.
Submitted Feb 7, 2013 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
World Series of Fighting inks deal with NBC Sports Network, Arlovski vs. Johnson
(mmajunkie.com)
The upstart World Series of Fighting today announced a new three-year partnership with NBC Sports Network. The first event to be televised under the new agreement will take place March 23, and sources close to the event said a heavyweight bout between ex-UFC champ Andrei Arlovski and Anthony Johnson is set as the headliner.
Submitted Feb 4, 2013 2:59PM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
2008 Gold medal Olympian Henry Cejudo coming to MMA
(bloodyelbow.com)
Henry Cejudo a 125 pounder who won the men's freestyle wrestling gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics has announced he's becoming a mixed martial artist.
Submitted Jan 30, 2013 6:22PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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