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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
 
Keith Jardine says he is 'semi-retired,' discusses health and safety issues
(bloodyelbow.com)
Keith Jardine has decided to step away from fighting for the time being, waiting to get himself healthy. He also talks about unsafe decisions he made in the past after being knocked out.
Submitted Jan 29, 2013 11:08AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
PunchDrunkGamer’s Best of 2012 – Mixed Martial Arts Awards
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

PunchDrunkGamer’s Best of 2012 – Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2012 was quite the year for fans of mixed martial arts and combat sports. The UFC saw its chokehold on the sport increase greatly in conjunction with their network deal with FOX. Glory Sports International revived DREAM and with Strikeforce closing it’s doors, Bellator MMA has secured their standing as the number two MMA organization on the planet. Women’s MMA also crashed the party with the emergence of Invicta FC and the first female fighter to join the UFC. Despite many injuries and fight card fuck-ups, mixed martial arts fans were still treated to some amazing fights, knockouts, submissions, and the rise of new fighters both male and female. Below are the best of 2012 Mixed Martial Arts Awards presented by PunchDrunkGamer.
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 4:40AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC, Miscellaneous, Bellator
 
Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission joins IMMAF regulatory group
(mmajunkie.com)
The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) today welcomed the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission, or Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA), to its list of member commissions. "This membership is a step forward for MMA everywhere as the world of martial arts turns to Brazil for inspiration," IMMAF President August Wallen stated today in a press release. CABMMA will "supervise" its first event at UFC on FX 7, which takes place Saturday at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. (The event's main-card airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.)
Submitted Jan 18, 2013 9:07AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
ONE FC 7 to be aired live in Canada on Fight Network, Plans 12 shows for 2013
(bloodyelbow.com)
ONE Fighting Championship's 7th event will happen on Feb 2, and Canadian fans are lucky as the show will be aired live on the Fight Network.
Submitted Jan 18, 2013 3:17AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
BETA Academy ends association with Team Lloyd Irvin in wake of rape scandal
(bloodyelbow.com)
One of Team Lloyd Irvin's largest affiliate schools, BETA Academy, has cut ties with TLI in the wake of the rape scandal that has rocked the local BJJ scene.
Submitted Jan 16, 2013 6:03PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Longtime featherweight veteran Javier Vazquez retires from MMA
( mmamania.com)
After 13 years and 21 fights in mixed martial arts, 35 year-old Javier Vasquez is hanging up the gloves for good. "Showtime" has no time for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).Former World Extreme Cagefighting(WEC) featherweight standout Javier Vazquez announced his retirement this week after compiling a 16-5 record in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), including just one win in his lone appearance inside the Octagon, a unanimous decision victory over Joe Stevenson back in June 2011. Vazquez, who still has fights remaining on his ZUFFA contract, explains his decision to sherdog.com
Submitted Jan 15, 2013 6:03AM by sparky - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Bas Rutten Undergoes Neck Surgery
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC heavyweight champion and King of Pancrase Bas Rutten on Monday was awake in the hospital and recovering from neck surgery.
Submitted Jan 14, 2013 8:44PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
2012 WORLD MMA AWARDS RESULTS
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – MMAjunkie.com was on scene and reporting live from tonight's 2012 World MMA Awards red-carpet, black-tie ceremony. Tonight's industry-wide festivities took place at The Joint at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The ceremony, which was a black-tie affair with red-carper arrivals, was co-hosted by UFC fighter Chael Sonnen and sports reporter Molly Qerim. The event also included performances by the rock group Otherwise, as well as the acro-cabaret variety show Absinthe. Although the event did not air or stream live, FOX Sports Net will broadcast the show nationally via tape delay on Jan. 20.
Submitted Jan 12, 2013 2:29AM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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