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With Bellator tourney nixed, Paul Daley wants Marcus Davis at Cage Contender XVI
(mmajunkie.com)
No longer part of Bellator MMA's upcoming Season 8 welterweight tournament, Paul Daley has apparently moved on to another challenge. He today revealed he's slated to fight Feb. 23 at Cage Contender XVI in Dublin.
Submitted Jan 3, 2013 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn announces MMA retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
After 127 pro MMA fights over more than 17 years, UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn finally is calling it quits. The 54-year-old legend made the news official on Tuesday on his official website.
Submitted Jan 1, 2013 9:45PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ex-MMA fighter tackles suspected thief
(youtube.com)
A suspected shoplifter in Missouri ran into an unexpected roadblock: a former mixed martial arts fighter. (No video. Only interview.)
Submitted Dec 28, 2012 4:44PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Heavyweight Fighters Predict UFC 155 Main Event
(bjpenn.com)
One of the most anticipated heavyweight clashes in history takes place this Saturday at the UFC’s year end show in Las Vegas. Several of the sports heavyweight fighters took to various media outlets to discuss their opinion on the match up and MMAMania.com compiled the following:
Submitted Dec 26, 2012 3:44PM by MaxOne - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
In likely final fight, Megumi Fujii victorious at Vale Tudo Japan 2012
(mmajunkie.com)
Megumi Fujii is likely going out out on a high note. The 38-year-old MMA veteran defeated Mei Yamaguchi via unanimous decision today at Vale Tudo Japan 2012 in Tokyo.
Submitted Dec 24, 2012 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Unsafe Amateurs: The Need for a Federal Overhaul
(sherdog.com)
The mark of any mainstream sport is the bifurcation of its amateur and professional ranks. How many of us remember Adrian Peterson rushing for almost 2,000 yards as a true freshman at the University of Oklahoma, a feat he is currently on track to complete for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings? Tiger Woods cleaned up on golf’s amateur circuit before hitting a record under par at his first major championship victory at the Masters in 1997. Amateur sports allow fans to see the growth and maturation of their favorite athletes. It is a rich tradition that in theory allows athletes to hone their skills absent the economic minutia of professional sports. Mixed martial arts wants to be considered a mainstream sport. Even its combat sports sibling, boxing, has lauded amateur competitions such as the Golden Gloves and the Olympics. Because of this, many think amateur MMA is a worthy endeavor. The view of amateur MMA is that it affords up-and-coming fighters the same benefits of typical amateur competition: more rules, greater margin for error, increased parity and an overall better environment to hone one’s craft. Closer examination of the rules and how the events are in practice, however, reveals that amateur MMA is a costly endeavor for the fighters involved. Like professional MMA, there is no nationwide governing body that regulates amateur MMA. Unlike professional MMA, however, a unified rules system for amateur events has not gained major traction. Individual state athletic commissions are the arbiters on how MMA is run within their jurisdictions. Some states have their own rules, some states have adopted the Association of Boxing Commissions’ amateur MMA rules and some states have exercised zero oversight.
Submitted Dec 24, 2012 12:00AM by Bubbles - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Tim Kennedy: Are you guys fighters, or are you just a bunch of little vaginas?
(bloodyelbow.com)
Stephie Daniels: You recently tweeted your irritation about the mass exodus of fighters from this card. What's your take on the whole situation? Do you think the injuries are real? Tim Kennedy: Well, I don't know. Maybe they are, maybe they aren't. It's pathetic and convenient for every single marquee fighter in all of Strikeforce, that we all know to be going over to the UFC, are pulling out of their fights, two weeks before the final card. It's like, are you guys fighters, or are you just a bunch of little vaginas?
Submitted Dec 22, 2012 8:22AM by MMAcca - 18 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Alexander Emelianenko announces retirement
(mmafighting.com)
Alexander Emel,ianenko the younger brother of heavyweight great Fedor Emelianenko, has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. In a post that ran on his website and Facebook page, Emelianenko, who went 21-6 in a nine-year career, said he would no longer be able to compete due to "health problems caused by old injuries." The 31-year-old also thanked both his supporters and detractors for motivating him to succeed, and said he would be focusing more time on his family.
Submitted Dec 19, 2012 12:05PM by sparky - 12 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
[VIDEO] Submission of the Year Via Flying Reverse Triangle
(cagepotato.com)
Wolfgang Janssen Scores a Front-Runner for Submission of the Year Via Flying Reverse Triangle The original title of this post was going to be something along the lines of “F’n A, Cotton! Some G Just J’d Into a RT at HFC, SOTY?” However, feeling that it didn’t hold up to the high standard of journalistic integrity you’re used to seeing on CagePotato, I thought I’d go with a more straightforward title. In either case, here’s some Guy named Wolfgang Janssen Jumping into a Reverse Triangle at last weekend’s Havoc Fighting Championship 1 card. He may have used a little help from the fence to do so, but damn, that is a Submission of the Year nominee if I’ve ever seen one. Agree or disagree?
Submitted Dec 17, 2012 7:52PM by LuckyCharms - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Fresh off 'TUF 16,' Sam Alvey fights champ Elvis Mutapcic at MFC 36
(mmajunkie.com)
Fresh off a stint on "The Ultimate Fighter 16," big-show vet Sam Alvey has signed with the Canadian-based MFC organization and will get an immediate title shot. Officials announced Alvey (19-4) will meet reigning middleweight champion Elvis Mutapcic (12-2) at "MFC 35: Reality Check." The co-headliner takes place at Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The main card airs on AXS TV.
Submitted Dec 17, 2012 9:52AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Charlie Brenneman Returns in January With a Move to the Lightweight Division
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC fighter Charlie Brenneman will look to walk a path back to the Octagon beginning in January when he returns to action and starts life as a…
Submitted Dec 12, 2012 4:50PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Asian MMA: Bibiano Fernandes vs. Yoshiro Maeda, Melvin Manhoef vs. Denis Kang added to DREAM-GLORY NYE Show
(bloodyelbow.com)
Two more MMA bouts have been added to the hybrid DREAM 18 and GLORY 4 card for New Year's Eve. As reported earlier, ONE FC star, and current DREAM bantamweight champ, Bibiano Fernandes is set to compete at the card following a newly formed partnership between ONE Fighting Championship and GLORY. Today his opponent was announced and the #6 ranked bantamweight will be facing current DEEP champion, Yoshiro Maeda. Fernandes is coming off a back and forth win against top Australian prospect, Gustavo Falciroli. Maeda on the other hand recently defended his DEEP title last August and will be looking for the upset against the talented Brazilian. The second fight that has been added to the card is between popular fighters, Melvin Manhoef and Denis Kang who are set to clash in a middleweight contest. Here's the card so far: DREAM.18 - GLORY 4 NYE Special 2012 December 31, 2012 -- Saitama Super Arena, Japan MMA Rules: - Bibiano Fernandes vs. Yoshiro Maeda - Tatsuya Kawajiri - Hiroyuki Takaya [DREAM FW Championship] - Satoru Kitaoka - Melvin Manhoef vs. Denis Kang - Phil Baroni vs. Hayato Sakurai - Shinya Aoki vs. Will Brooks* GLORY Grand Slam Tournament: - Semmy Schilt vs. Brice Guidon - Sergei Kharitonov vs. Rico Verhoeven - Gokhan Saki vs. Raomoru - Anderson "Braddock" Silva vs. Igor Jurkovic - Remy Bonjasky Filip Verlinden - Errol Zimmerman Jamal Ben Saddick - Peter Aerts vs. Mourad Bouzidi - Daniel Ghita vs. Fabiano Aoki * - Unconfirmed
Submitted Dec 6, 2012 9:36AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Dream, General MMA
 
Former TUF 9 Fighter Frank Lester Accused of Assaulting Female Fighter at Event in Virginia
(mmaweekly.com)
On Friday night at a weigh in for "Battle of the Spartans IV", an amateur show held in Ruther Glen, Virginia, a fight broke out that ended with…
Submitted Dec 1, 2012 11:59AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Blackzilians get 'Training Day' treatment Wednesday night
(mmajunkie.com)
FUEL TV's behind-the-scenes show on top MMA camps next profiles the Florida-based MMA team Blackzilians, including Rashad Evans, Alistair Overeem, Vitor Belfort and Michael Johnson.
Submitted Nov 27, 2012 6:41PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
DREAM 18 - GLORY 4 NYE Card: Phil Baroni vs. Hayato Sakurai, 16-man HW tourney set
(bloodyelbow.com)
Several bouts have been added to the co-promoted DREAM and GLORY NYE show including an MMA bout between Phil Baroni and Hayato Sakurai, along with a stacked 16-man heavyweight tourney featuring some of the best kickboxers today.
Submitted Nov 26, 2012 2:16AM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Other Combat Sports
 
Alistair Overeem, Golden Glory settle legal issues
(mmafighting.com)
UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem continues attempts to chart a smoother path towards his future. A few days after UFC president Dana White revealed that the former Strikeforce champion would likely return from his suspension to face Antonio Silva in February, Overeem and his former fight camp and management team at Golden Glory have resolved their outstanding legal issues, reaching a settlement to dismiss dueling lawsuits. In a press release distributed to the media by Golden Glory through their attorney Roderick J. Lindblom, it was announced the two sides reached an "amicable resolution" to their dispute.
Submitted Nov 22, 2012 4:11PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Glory Intends to Make Dream NYE Bigger Than Ever; Plans Full Assault on the U.S. Next Year
(mmaweekly.com)
For a brief period, it had appeared that major MMA in Japan had seen its final days when Dream’s parent company Real Entertainment closed its doors earlier this year. But then things quickly changed. In stepped Glory, announcing that the promotion would revive Dream for at least one more New Year’s Eve show from the Saitama Super Arena. “Dream has a great name in Japan – it has a great name around the world – but it’s a very strong Japanese product, so it allows us from the get-go to be more dominant in the Japanese market, which is an important piece of the puzzle in our global quest,” said Glory Managing Director Marcus Luer. “Taking over the Dec. 31 date also is very significant with what MMA and K-1 had done in the past on NYE in Japan. It’s a big day for the martial arts world, and we like the combination of being able to get in that slot and being able to do what we bring in the stand-up fighting world bigger and better.”
Submitted Nov 22, 2012 4:02PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Varner - "Guillard is a living, breathing human being and he can be beat"
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
“Everyone keeps telling me he’s so fast, he’s so powerful, he’s so athletic. Well yeah, but so is Edson Barboza,” Varner says of Guillard. “I compare it a lot to the Edson Barboza fight, another guy who is fast, powerful and athletic. But, (Guillard’s) a living, breathing human being and he can be beat. He’s been beaten before. He’s really tough, I just have to be the best Jamie Varner there’s ever been. My defense has to be on point, I can’t be lazy, I have to be in good shape and I have to bring the fight to him. That’s going to be the biggest thing, not making any mistakes, keeping my chin down, my hands up and watching out for his one big shot happening and being able to catch him with the big shots.”
Submitted Nov 21, 2012 4:28AM by nwowolfpack - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA
 
Shannon Lee thrilled father Bruce Lee's legacy continues to be honored by MMA
(mmafighting.com)
At Saturday night's UFC on FUEL 6, which marks the fight promotion's debut in China, the company took the unprecedented step of featuring Lee's image on the fight poster, emphasizing his role as a forebear of current-day fighters with the quote, "Bruce Lee is the father of mixed martial arts." It was done with the permission of his estate, which is run by his daughter Shannon Lee through the Bruce Lee Foundation. "I always make the distinction between Jeet Kune Do and MMA," Shannon Lee said on Wednesday's edition of The MMA Hour. "I don't see Jeet Kune Do as being the same thing as MMA, but I think when you start talking about my father's philosophical notion that in order to be a well-rounded fighter, you have to be able to defend an attack in any situation you find yourself, he was very much about needing to have a very precise and well-rounded arsenal when it came to real fighting. Of course, UFC is a sport, it's not street fighting but it's about as close as you can get in a controlled environment to a no-holds-barred fight, and I think my dad’s philosophies about needing to be a well-rounded fighter have been proven out in the sport."
Submitted Nov 7, 2012 4:44PM by BuffaloDave - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Anthony Pettis Becomes Co-Owner of Roufusport in Wisconson
(mmaweekly.com)
It's a dream that many fighters share to one day start their own gym, but sometimes it's an even greater honor to become an owner of a gym.
Submitted Nov 5, 2012 9:12PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
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