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Weight cutting & head trauma threaten MMA
How safe is MMA? Recent articles point out the serious risks to fighters from head trauma and improper weight cutting.
Connecticut gets one step closer to legalizing MMA
MMA may be struggling to become legal in New York, but neighboring Connecticut is one step closer. The state on Tuesday saw a bill to legalize the sport pass its House of Representatives by a resounding margin.
DDP, Sinosic, Shamrock, Baroni, Varner and more give UFC 159 Predictions
Submitted Apr 26, 2013 3:44AM by nwowolfpack - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
Yoshihiro Akiyama’s Manager Jailed For Allegedly Stealing $140K From Him
Fan favorite Yoshihiro Akiyama is back in the limelight but this time, it’s not for his fighting career. Instead Akiyama makes headlines today for being the alleged victim of an embezzlement scandal five years ago that saw his now-former manager steal approximately $140,000 from Akiyama.
World's No. 1-rated female boxer to shift to MMA
The world's No. 1-rated female boxer is leaving the sport and will focus on a mixed martial arts career. Holly Holm announced Tuesday that she will dedicate herself to an MMA career after her last scheduled boxing match May 11 against Mary McGee. The 31-year-old Albuquerque boxer is focusing on MMA just as the sport is beginning to embrace female fighters. In February, Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche made history by fighting in UFC's first women's bout.
Meet Mac Engel, who wants to know when the UFC is coming to Cowboys Stadium
Mac Engel asks everyone the same question. The gas-station attendant. The daycare workers. His friends. The mailman. And yes, especially UFC President Dana White.
Satoshi Ishii vs. Pedro Rizzo in the Works
Satoshi Ishii was supposed to be the heavyweight star of Japanese MMA. At least that's what Japanese promoters were hoping when they threw him in with Fedor Emelianenko in only his seventh pro fight. Instead he got clocked and quickly; by a faded, but not entirely diminished, version of the greatest heavyweight of our era. And maybe, on this rare occasion, it was for the best. Since then, Ishii's matchmaking has been much more indicative of his level since then. With a slow and steady progression of name fighters who are well past their prime, but hold just enough relevance to give him a stable resume on his way to the big leagues. After losing to Fedor, Ishii has gone 3-0 with victories over Tim Sylvia, Sean McCorkle, and Kerry Schall, his most recent two coming via first round submission. Now a new opponent has been announced, and much like the last three it promises a lot of name value and very little danger. Tatame reports that Pedro Rizzo has told World Fight Radio that he will be fighting Ishii this May at an event in Japan yet to be named. Ishii's last three fights have all come under the IGF banner, and this one likely will too.
Ludwig: If you don't like me, something is wrong
Former UFC lightweight / welterweight star, Duane Ludwig, discusses his retirement, working with Team Alpha Male, Bas Rutten and Dan Hardy in the conclusion of a two part interview.
Submitted Apr 11, 2013 2:24PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
Rousey on Fox: 'She can cut her pecker off but...'
UFC women's Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey commented on transgender women's MMA fighter Fallon Fox and the comments that got UFC Heavyweight Matt Mitrione suspended.
Submitted Apr 11, 2013 2:21PM by prophecy033 - 16 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
Anderson Silva pursued by Pelé in Curitiba
José Landi-Jons had harsh words for Anderson Silva after spotting him on the street in Curitiba, Brazil.
Invicta CEO Shannon Knapp says TV key component for attracting sponsors
Invicta CEO Shannon Knapp believes the promotion could sustain itself by staying an online property. But when it comes to garnering sponsors for events and fighters, she's operating at a disadvantage without a TV deal.
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 10:38PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities, General MMA
UFC Joins the Fight to Save Olympic Wrestling, Calls on Bellator and Viacom for Cooperation
When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted in February to cut wrestling from the Olympic Games starting in 2020, the decision sent shock waves not only through the wrestling community, but throughout the sports world; perhaps none more so than the mixed martial arts community.
ONE FC 9 set for May 31 with Banario-Oishi, Fernandes-Okazaki title fights
The Asia-based ONE FC organization has unveiled a championship doubleheader for its next event, "ONE FC 9: Rise to Power."
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 3:32PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
Fallon Fox releases statement regarding UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione
Fallon Fox has responded to Matt Mitrione following his derogatory tirade on "The MMA Hour".
Submitted Apr 9, 2013 7:39PM by prophecy033 - 22 comments
Filed under: Interviews, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
35-year-old Canadian man dies after unregulated MMA event in Michigan
Following an event at the American Legion in Port Huron, Michigan, a fighter collapsed and could not be revived.
Undefeated in Seven Pro Fights, Sergio Pettis Anxious to Join His Brother in the UFC
Last month’s RFA show was supposed to be a coming out for Roufusport featherweightSergio “Phenom” Pettis, but an injury to his opponent forced him off the card. Thankfully, Pettis was able to get onto the NAFC card the following week and showed no signs of a letdown as he defeated Josh Robinson via unanimous decision, raising his record to 7-0.
Rodrigo Damm fights his way into the hospital
Damm broke into medical offices Thursday night, seeking attention for his ailing wife.
ONE FC 8 results: Aoki claims title, Larson tops Manhoef, Pulver submitted
Shinya Aoki said he was conserving his energy as he prepared to go five rounds. But the Japanese legend needed little more than a single round to submit lightweight Kotetsu Boku and add a new belt to his collection.
TLI students indicted in NYE rape case
Matthew Maldonado and Nicholas Schultz were indicted on somewhere between eleven and nineteen counts in the alleged rape of a fellow Team Lloyd Irvin student on New Year's Eve.
Shinya Aoki will be dropping down to Featherweight
Japanese MMA star, Shinya Aoki will be dropping down to 145 lbs regardless if he wins or loses against Kotetsu Boku at ONE FC 8 this Friday.