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Nevada Commission Discussing Possible Changes to TRT Policy and Testing Levels
(bleacherreport.com)
On Thursday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission held a meeting to discuss certain drug testing protocols including the controversial usage of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). TRT has increasingly been in the spotlight over the last few months with athletes like Vitor Belfort, who at 35 years of age now has to have testosterone injections to boost his levels back to normal, and the commission is paying attention. UFC president Dana White has also come out recently as staunch opposition to the use of TRT by his fighters and now will be independently testing athletes who are on the treatment throughout their training camps to ensure their testosterone levels remain at legal limits...
Submitted Mar 21, 2013 6:42PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ken Shamrock and Ian Freeman on collision course?
(fightersonlymag.com)
Ken Shamrock and Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman could be on collision course.Sources tell Fighters Only that negotiations are underway for a potential in-cage meeting between the two veterans, both of whom enjoy pioneer status in their native lands.
Submitted Mar 21, 2013 2:35PM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Johnson, Arlovski, World Series of Fighting respond to Dana White's criticism
(mmajunkie.com)
World Series of Fighting 2 headliners and the promotion's CEO say a fighter should determine his or her own destiny. If they want to fight at a weight different than what they're known for, they should be able to do so.
Submitted Mar 20, 2013 10:43PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
French MMA commission joins International Mixed Martial Arts Federation
(mmajunkie.com)
France is the latest country to join the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation, IMMAF officials today announced.
Submitted Mar 20, 2013 2:48PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ray Sefo reveals plans for WSOF Tournament, Titles
(bloodyelbow.com)
"World Series of Fighting" President Ray Sefo unveils plans for Grand Prix tournaments and championship belts, as well as the goal to take the company worldwide in 2014.
Submitted Mar 20, 2013 12:09PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Mark Cuban and the future of MMA on AXS TV
(mmajunkie.com)
Billionaire business mogul Mark Cuban is no stranger to the world of mixed martial arts. And though his cable channel has undergone some recent changes, he said AXS TV will remain a destination for MMA of all sorts.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 7:58PM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
Filed under: Interviews, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
WSOF 2's Andrei Arlovski explains why training with Freddie Roach was a mistake
(mmajunkie.com)
Andrei Arlovski, who headlines Saturday's World Series of Fighting 2 event, doesn't plan on going back to Freddie Roach's Wild Card gym to work with the famed boxing trainer.
Submitted Mar 18, 2013 9:56PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Legacy Fighting Championship Signs UFC veteran Damacio Page to Multi-Fight Deal
(sherdog.com)
The Legacy Fighting Championship has signed former UFC bantamweight Damacio Page to a multi-fight deal.
Submitted Mar 16, 2013 1:58AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
RFA 7 Gets New Main Event Due to Injry, Brandon Thatch vs. Mike Rhodes
(mmaweekly.com)
RFA on Wednesday announced that there has been a change to the main event of RFA 7. Local MMA star Brandon "Rukus" Thatch will now square off against…
Submitted Mar 14, 2013 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Jared Papazian back to bantamweight and gunning for UFC return
(mmajunkie.com)
Jared Papazian once called his manager every day to see whether he'd been secured a UFC contract. It was so important, it consumed his life. He's not making any calls now. Released by the industry-leading promotion after going 0-3 inside the octagon, he's back on the regional circuit. Before he picks up the phone again, he wants to have something to offer. On Friday, Papazian (14-9) headlines BAMMA USA's "Badbeat 8" opposite Terrion Ware (3-1) at Commerce Casino in Commerce, Calif., and he hopes to rebuild his career with an impressive win.
Submitted Mar 14, 2013 9:45AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Brothers Make Pro MMA Debuts at MFC 37 Fighting Each Other in Brother vs. Brother Bout
(mmaweekly.com)
The Maximum Fighting Championship announced on Tuesday that two brothers will fight each other in a professional bout at MFC 37 on May 10.
Submitted Mar 12, 2013 3:50PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
 
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
 
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