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UFC, 'TUF 13,' Bellator vet Shamar Bailey announces MMA retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
Approaching 30 pro fights, Indianapolis-based fighter Shamar Bailey has announced his retirement from MMA.
Submitted Oct 7, 2014 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
53-fight veteran John Gunderson withdraws from Bellator 128, retires from MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
Veteran MMA lightweight John Gunderson is hanging up his gloves after more than a 12-year run fighting in promotions such as IFL, WSOF and the UFC.
Submitted Sep 30, 2014 9:08PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Adidas announces partnership with UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold
(mmamania.com)
NEW YORK/PORTLAND, Ore -- After his first round submission of Tim Boetsch at UFC 172 in Baltimore, MD this past April, Luke Rockhold, the number five middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), knew that he needed to find a sponsor that would provide him world class equipment to keep him protected in training as he waits for the UFC to provide him with his next opponent.
Submitted Sep 29, 2014 10:36PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
At 38 years old, heavyweight Sean McCorkle calls it a career
(mmafighting.com)
Heavyweight Sean McCorkle is retiring from competing in mixed martial arts. "Big Sexy" appeared on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour to make it official.
Submitted Sep 29, 2014 10:32PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Nick Diaz pleads Not Guilty on two DUI charges
(sherdog.com)
Diaz faces a total of eight charges, including DUI, DUI with an alcohol or drug level above .08, unsafe speed for prevailing conditions, failing to appear after written promise, driving with a suspended license and resisting arrest.
Submitted Sep 26, 2014 3:51PM by GDPofMPG - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Former UFC Greats Back Wanderlei Silva's Testimony on Fighter Mistreatment
(bleacherreport.com)
Wanderlei Silva is taking a stand against the UFC, and given the response by former champions and longtime contenders, he is not alone. The former Pride and UFC legend shocked the world on Friday by releasing a video on his YouTube page officially announcing his retirement from MMA. According to Silva, the UFC took away his desire to compete, and he was hanging up his gloves for good after an 18-year run.
Submitted Sep 23, 2014 3:21PM by GDPofMPG - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
After five-year hiatus, Hong Man Choi interested in resuming MMA career
(mmafighting.com)
Hong Man Choi's return to MMA may have been delayed recently, but the seven-foot-two South Korean is still considering fighting again.
Submitted Sep 19, 2014 11:33AM by Poor_Franklin - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Fedor Emelianenko reflects on career, nixes comeback talks: ‘I’m done fighting’
(mmajunkie.com)
Former PRIDE FC champion Fedor Emelianenko has already secured his place as one of the most successful fighters in MMA history. From his stoic personality to his remarkable fighting skills that led to a nearly 10-year run without a defeat, everything about the 37-year-old’s career felt noteworthy.
Submitted Sep 17, 2014 7:33PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell to Drive Pace Car at NASCAR Sprint Cup Race on Nov. 9
(sherdog.com)
Chuck Liddell will do the honors as the official Toyota pace car driver for the semifinal race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on Nov. 9.
Submitted Sep 17, 2014 2:33AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
MMA veteran Jorge Gurgel retires following tragic death of mother
(mmajunkie.com)
Silvia Gallo had one more errand to run before departing the big city, but she’d never even get the chance to leave.
Submitted Sep 16, 2014 10:45PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC: Impostor chose Rory MacDonald's walkout music for years
(bloodyelbow.com)
Walkout music isn't huge business in MMA, but it is an associative identifier to certain fighters, lending it some level of importance. When I hear "Sandstorm", I think of Wanderlei Silva. When I hear "Bad reputation", I think of Ronda Rousey. A fighter's music serves another purpose in that it helps put them in the zone or amps them up for the impending violence they are about to engage in.
Submitted Sep 12, 2014 4:58PM by scoozna - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC, Miscellaneous
 
California Becomes First State to Adopt Youth Pankration Rules, Regulations
(www.sherdog.com)
In an effort to move away from unsanctioned events involving adolescents, the California State Athletic Commission approved the United States Fight League to oversee and regulate youth Pankration statewide.
Submitted Sep 11, 2014 2:06PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Jason High’s 1-Year Suspension for Shoving Referee Upheld by NMAC
(sherdog.com)
Jason High’s one-year suspension for shoving a referee at UFC Fight Night "Henderson vs. Khabilov has been upheld by the New Mexico State Athletic Commission following an appeal.
Submitted Sep 10, 2014 8:39PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Larry Hazzard to return as head of New Jersey athletic commission
(mmajunkie.com)
Seven years after he was unceremoniously let go as head of New Jersey state athletic commission, Larry Hazzard is getting his old job back, he today told MMAjunkie.
Submitted Sep 10, 2014 2:42PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC Fight Night 51 just one of six major MMA events spread across two days
(mmamania.com)
Awesome news? Hard to digest? Simply meh? That all depends on what type of mixed martial arts (MMA) fan you are, as this upcoming weekend (Sept. 12-13) will churn out six major combat sports events across four different continents, including UFC Fight Night 51 on the Fight Pass digital network.
Submitted Sep 7, 2014 6:09PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
AXS TV CEO apologizes to Askren
(bloodyelbow.com)
Following a bizarre segment between Inside MMA host Kenny Rice and Ben Askren, AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon apologized publicly to the One FC welterweight champion.
Submitted Sep 7, 2014 5:57PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ben Askren rant about the UFC cut off by Inside MMA host Kenny Rice
(bloodyelbow.com)
Things got heated when One FC welterweight champ Ben Askren started to talk about "push back" against the "UFC monopoly" and Inside MMA host Kenny Rice wasn't having it and cut him off mid-interview.
Submitted Sep 6, 2014 4:45PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Chael Sonnen gets BJJ purple belt
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC top contender Chael Sonnen was promoted to purple belt in jiu jitsu.
Submitted Sep 6, 2014 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
'Mondragon' returns to MMA with 30-second KO in Brazil
(mmafighting.com)
After a two-year layoff, Geronimo "Mondragon" dos Santos returned to the cages with a quick finish.
Submitted Sep 5, 2014 8:53PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Thiago Silva free, all charges against him dropped.
(mmafighting.com)

Thiago Silva, the former UFC light heavyweight contender who was arrested in early-February and subsequently cut from the UFC, is once again a free man. A Florida judge dropped all charges levied against Silva stemming from an alleged altercation with Silva's estranged wife, Thaysa Kamiji, and her partner, Pablo Popovitch, outside of Popovitch's mixed martial arts school in Fort Lauderdale, MMAFighting.com confirmed on Thursday following an initial report by TMZ.
Submitted Sep 4, 2014 4:58PM by FlashyG - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
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