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Student At Urijah Faber's Gym Paralyzed During Training
(bloodyelbow.com)
Yesterday we brought you the story of a fighter in South Dakota who died following an MMA bout, this on the heels of other tragic news in combat sports involving Johnny Tapia's death and Paul Williams being paralyzed in a motorcycle accident. There is more unfortunate news from earlier this month as it appears that Devin Johnson, a fighter training at Urijah Faber's Ultimate Fitness gym, was paralyzed in a training session. Sacramento's News 10 with the information: Devin Johnson, 22, was sparring at the facility, located on the 1700 block of I Street on May 14 when he fell while in a headlock. When Devin arrived at UC Davis Medical Center he was paralyzed. The impact from the fall dislocated Devin's spine.
Submitted May 31, 2012 2:48PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Man Dies After MMA Bout In South Dakota
(bloodyelbow.com)
A man has died after his fifth MMA fight since taking up the sport only roughly a year ago. Dustin Jenson died after a brain injury following a loss at a May 18 South Dakota MMA event. Rapid City Journal with the sad details: Dustin Jenson, 26, was participating in full-contact fights at a RingWars event May 18 when he tapped out - a signal to end the fight. According to his mother-in-law, Violet Schieman, Jensen then watched the next two fights before going to the locker room area, where he suffered a seizure. ... Schieman said medical personnel determined that Jenson had increased pressure on his brain and put him in a medically induced coma before surgery was performed to relieve pressure. He was declared dead May 24 and was taken off life support the next day, Schieman said. ... Schieman, who was not at the fight, said her daughter, Jenson's wife Rebecca Jenson, and several others told her the violence in the fight was "nothing out of the ordinary."
Submitted May 30, 2012 12:43PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Titan Fighting 22 Results; Johnson and Davis Victorious
(bloodyelbow.com)
-Anthony Johnson def. Dave Branch via unanimous decision. -L.C. Davis def. Bill Kamery via TKO at 2:59 of Rnd 2 -Andrew Whitney def. Jose Vega via KO at of 2:55 of Rnd 1 -Fabio Mello def. Angelo Duarte via submission (arm triangle) at 4:34 of Rnd 1 -Rudy Bears def. Nick Nolte via submission (punches) at 3:57 of Rnd 1. -Mirsad Bektic def. Willie Mack via TKO at 0:27 of Rnd 2.
Submitted May 26, 2012 2:26AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Roger Huerta Meets Phil Baroni at One FC: Destiny of Warriors
(mmaweekly.com)
A pair of former UFC fighters will look to get back on track as Roger Huerta meets Phil Baroni at One FC: Destiny of Warriors on June 23.
Submitted May 26, 2012 2:20AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Report: Fedor Reveals Retirement Plans
(mmaweekly.com)
After much speculation, Fedor Emelianenko is calling it a career. Following his June 21 bout against Pedro Rizzo in St. Petersburg, Russia, Fedor will hang up his gloves for the final time. “June 21 will be the last fight of my career,” Fedor said, according to iSport.ua. Fedor ruled the Japanese mixed martial arts scene, dominating many of the best heavyweights in the world during his tenure under the Pride banner.
Submitted May 18, 2012 9:07PM by Poor_Franklin - 15 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global, General MMA
 
No MMA vote in N.Y. this year
(espn.go.com)
"Lawmakers in New York State will not vote this year on whether to legalize mixed martial arts, according to a report Monday in the New York Daily News. During an Assembly Democratic conference, Speaker Sheldon Silver conducted a closed-door informal vote. Afterward, he determined that there is not enough support to pass the mixed martial arts bill." even though "The state Senate voted 43-14 on April 18 to approve legislation to legalize and regulate mixed martial arts." it still won't happen. booooo
Submitted May 8, 2012 10:57AM by Manak - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Weekend winners include Thompson, Prangley, Galesic, Coy, Pettis, Jardine and more
(mmajunkie.com)
James Thompson moved his unbeaten streak to four fights with a unanimous-decision victory over former Strikeforce fighter and WWE star Bobby Lashley. The full SFL 3 results included: •James Thompson def. Bobby Lashley via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) •Joanne Calderwood def. Lena Ovchynnikova via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) •Anup Kumar def. Chatmongkhon Simma via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 4:55 •Kultar Gill def. Quinton Arendse via KO (punches) - Round 1, 0:51 •Trevor Prangley def. Baga Agaev via KO (punches) - Round 3, 2:03 •Lakwinder Sekhon def. Vladimir Todorov via TKO (retirement) - Round 2, 5:00 •Gurdarshan Mangat def. Si Cong Liu via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 2, 2:37 •Zelg Galesic def. Doug Marshall KO (flying knee) - Round 1, 0:34
Submitted May 7, 2012 3:36PM by Twenty20Dollars - 5 comments
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Eddie Alvarez Sits Cageside Beside Dana White At UFC on FOX 3
(themmanews.com)
Former Bellator Fighting Championship lightweight title holder Eddie Alvarez was cageside for Saturday nights (May 5, 2012) UFC on FOX 3 event at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Alvarez had his seat next to UFC president Dana White for the main event lightweight bout between Nate Diaz and Jim Miller.
Submitted May 6, 2012 10:44AM by sparky - 6 comments
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Video: Lithuanian Strongman Robert Burneika Makes His MMA Debut
(bloodyelbow.com)
For those Polish MMA fans whose jones to see muscle-bound power-lifting body-builder types floundering around inside a mixed martial arts cage wasn't satisfied by World's Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski, we have a new hero to pin our hopes on: Lithuanian power-lifter Robert Burneika who made his MMA debut in the main event of MMA Attack 2, April 27th in Spodek, Poland against Marcin "El Testosteron" Najman (0-3) Fans may recall that Pudzianowksi made his pro MMA debut against Najman before moving on to stellar competition such as Eric "Butterbean" Esch, Tim Sylvia and James Thompson. The sky is truly the limit for Burneika as he's got a very comparable skill-set to Pudz: lots of beefy lumbering, awkward kicks and punches and some really impressive moves in the flex off.
Submitted May 1, 2012 6:33PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
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White threatens no UFC in CA if AB 2100 passes
(mmapayout.com)
UFC head Dana White has threatened to cease holding events in the state of California if a controversial piece of legislation passes in the state. Assembly Bill 2100 was introduced last Wednesday and is supported by the Culinary Workers Union while opposed by the UFC among others. Via San Jose Mercury: (Assembly member Luis) Alejo wants to eliminate what he sees as abusive contracts, freeing up fighters to make Assembly Bill 2100 would prevent promoters from claiming unreasonable future merchandising rights, prevent unreasonable restrictions on fighters’ seeking outside sponsors and prohibit other onerous contract provisions.
Submitted Apr 30, 2012 3:53PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews, UFC
 
Invicta FC: Four Of Twenty-Two Fighters Miss Weight For Women's MMA Event
(bloodyelbow.com)
Invicta Fighting Championships is picking up a bit of steam over the past week. This is partially because of the fact that it's the biggest MMA event this weekend with no Bellator, Strikeforce or UFC events and partially because the concept of women's-only MMA is unique. Unfortunately, the event didn't get off the the greatest start as four of the twenty-two fighters on the card weren't able to make weight. Here are the full weights via MMA Rising: Featherweight (145 Pounds): Marloes Coenen (146.0) vs Romy Ruyssen (149.8)* Atomweight (105): Jessica Penne (105.6) vs Lisa Ellis (106.0) Bantamweight (135): Liz Carmouche (134.2) vs Ashleigh Curry (136.0)** Bantamweight (135): Kaitlin Young (135.4) vs Leslie Smith (135.0) Bantamweight (135): Sarah D'Alelio (135.2) vs Vanessa Mariscal (136.0) Strawweight (115): Sally Krumdiack (113.6) vs Sarah Schneider (115.6) Atomweight (105): Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc (105.4) vs Amy Davis (105.6) Flyweight (125): Sarah Maloy (125.4) vs Michele Gutierrez (125.0) Featherweight (145): Randi Miller (149.0)*** vs Mollie Estes (145.0) Strawweight (115): Ashley Cummins (115.0) vs Sofia Bagherdai (120.6)**** Atomweight (105): Cassie Rodish (105.2) vs Meghan Wright (103.6)
Submitted Apr 28, 2012 12:34PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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UFC 145 winner Eddie Yagin: I'm like a wedding crasher – but not
(mmajunkie.com)
Setup fights can build momentum for the favorite, or they can give an underdog a huge boost. UFC featherweight Eddie Yagin said he's never been the guy that's supposed to win, so he's learned to relish his role as the spoiler. "I'm like a wedding crasher – but not," Yagin told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio).
Submitted Apr 26, 2012 1:58PM by MaxOne - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Invicta FC exec asks for one shot to prove women's MMA belongs in the spotlight
(mmajunkie.com)
Shannon Knapp wants just one minute of MMA fans' time this Saturday night. Once she has your eyeballs, Knapp is sure viewers will continue to watch the Invicta Fighting Championships debut event in Kansas City, Kan. "The biggest thing is just encouraging everyone to have an open mind," Invicta Fighting Championships CEO Knapp told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) in advance of the promotion's 11-bout, all-female card that takes place at Memorial Hall. "If you love this sport, then how can you not embrace it whether it's male or female athletes competing? Give us a shot. I'm definitely sure you will not be disappointed. Even if you hate women's MMA, come on over and check it out for a minute — at least you'll have something to talk about on the forums."
Submitted Apr 25, 2012 12:09AM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
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UFC's Stephan Bonnar bitten by giant camel spider while detained by Bahrain airport security
(mmamania.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Stephan Bonnar has a big personality, which can sometimes rub people the wrong way. One such instance occurred last year, when "The American Psycho" got into it publicly with UFC Welterweight Josh Koscheck, regarding Bonnar using Koscheck's likeness on one of his "Trash Talking Kids" t-shirts. Bonnar appeared on HDNet's "Inside MMA" earlier tonight (Apr. 23, 2012), discussing his recent trip to Bahrain where he, Rich Franklin and Keith Jardine visited with some U.S. troops who were serving overseas. Apparently, Bonnar and his shirts are back in the news, and you'll never guess what kind of trouble his clothing line got him into this time: "We're getting ready to leave Bahrain, and I get detained at the airport. Jardine and Franklin get on the flight, and they take me in the room. They're asking me all these questions, and they're furious. One guy's comin' in the room and pointin' at me, all furious, like that. And, what I think is that, I had on the 'Young Assassin' shirt, with Melvin Guillard, and there's a guy with a turban with his brains spillin' out. I don't think they liked that too much."
Submitted Apr 24, 2012 8:21AM by sparky - 8 comments
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Eddie Yagin Upsets Mark Hominick
(sports.yahoo.com)
The featherweight division was the home for the second fight on the UFC 145 pay per view card. Former title contender, Mark Hominick, was looking to bounce back after getting knocked out in his last fight to Chan Sung Jung in just seven seconds. He was 3-2 in his UFC career, while his opponent, Eddie Yagin, was 0-1 in his UFC career, losing to Junior Assuncao in his debut fight. Yagin came into the fight with a 15-5 record, with his most notable opponent being Rich Clementi back in May 2004.
Submitted Apr 22, 2012 7:08PM by MaxOne - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Is Drug Testing in MMA the Gold Standard Among Pro Sports?
(mmaweekly.com)
Alistair Overeem. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. Cris “Cyborg” Santos. Those are just a few of the names that have been in the headlines of MMA lately and it had nothing to do with winning fights. All three fighters tested positive for a banned substance or elevated levels of testosterone, and it once again raises the question if enough is being done to curb performance enhancing drug use in mixed martial arts. The UFC recently instituted a new drug policy that screens all incoming fighters who intend to sign a contract with the promotion, and they must test clean before the contract can be tendered. In addition, all competitors on The Ultimate Fighter must also be tested prior to their admission onto the reality show. Outside of those screening requirements, the UFC does no other testing on their own, except when the promotion operates an event in a location where the local sanctioning body does not provide for drug testing or in global locals where there is no sanctioning body. In areas where there is a sanctioning body, the athletic commissions in each area are responsible for drug testing the athletes as they see fit. Commissions like Nevada have instituted out-of-competition drug screenings to help curb performance enhancing drug use.
Submitted Apr 19, 2012 12:28AM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
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Tim Sylvia reveals 'big announcement,' says he would 'absolutely' do The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) if he had to
(mmamania.com)
Remember that "big announcement" former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia was teasing for April 14? Well he revealed all on his Twitter account and while some were surely hoping Dana White had changed his mind about bringing "The Maine-iac" back to the UFC, that's simply not the case. Instead, it was just as my colleague Jesse Holland said it would be: a simple fight announcement on a regional show later this year. Indeed, Sylvia announced at the Fight Night 2 event in Biddeford, Maine, that he will be returning to action on June 16 in Lewiston, Maine, against an opponent to be announced later. That doesn't mean Timmah is giving up his dream of making a return trip to the Octagon one day. In fact, when he's not outright begging to be let back in or retweeting fans pleading to the powers that be, Sylvia was telling The Hammerfisting Podcast that he would go through The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) house to earn his spot.
Submitted Apr 16, 2012 1:48AM by sparky - 21 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC boss hints door may be open for Muhammed 'King Mo' Lawal's return to Zuffa
(mmajunkie.com)
Former Strikeforce champ Muhammed Lawal is still unemployed and unlicensed, but UFC president Dana White on Saturday seemed to suggest there may be a light at the end of the tunnel for "King Mo." White praised Lawal for his recent dealings with the NSAC and suggested he would be willing to at least talk about a return to Zuffa umbrella. "We'll see how this whole thing goes down," White said. "The fact that he called her and reached out to her, I mean that's what he should have done."
Submitted Apr 16, 2012 12:58AM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC Supports International MMA Federation With Olympic Aspirations
(mmaweekly.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Thursday officially threw its support behind the creation of the new International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF). The UFC statement said the promotion “wholeheartedly supports this new initiative as well as its leader, IMMAF President August Wallén, who will spearhead the initial growth of this Federation.” Wallén is a mixed martial arts trainer, who also holds a 6-1 professional record in the sport, as well as a 4-1 amateur record. IMMAF, through the organization of national mixed martial arts federations, hopes to enable the possibility of international amateur competitions with a common set of rules and regulations, furthering the growth and development of the sport on a worldwide level. One of IMMAF’s primary goals is to help MMA become and Olympic sport...
Submitted Apr 12, 2012 11:13AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Michael Schiavello: 'Everyone is crucifying Alistair Overeem, but he hasn't technically cheated'
(mmamania.com)
By now, everyone in the mixed martial arts (MMA) community is aware of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Alistair Overeem testing positive for high levels of testosterone during a random drug test by the NSAC, directly following a press conference for UFC 146. But is Overeem being unfairly targeted? That's the question "The Voice," Michael Schiavello, wants answered and is the question he was asking his colleagues on the panel of HDNet's "Inside MMA." "You know, while we're talking about the subject, Kenny, I just wanna chime in here on a couple things that have been playing on my mind, the last week or so, since the news of Alistair (Overeem) broke. Alistair doesn't have a license with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), so how are they testing him in the first place when he doesn't have a license with them? By what jurisdiction are they testing him? And 'B,' everyone seems to be hanging Alistair out to dry. They've been nailing him to the cross and crucifying him, but it's still two months away from his fight. You know, he hasn't technically cheated. Because, unless he pisses hot on the fight night, how could he possibly have cheated? There's still an opportunity he can get from the 14:1 down to the allowed 6:1 level by fight time. But we're calling him out as a cheat, two months out from a fight?"
Submitted Apr 10, 2012 11:37AM by sparky - 17 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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