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Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho dies following MMA loss
Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho has died following a loss last weekend at an event in Dublin. Carvalho (1-2), 28, suffered head injuries during a third-round TKO loss to Irish welterweight Charlie Ward at the Total Extreme Fighting event, which took place April 9 at National Stadium. According to a TEF statement sent to MMAjunkie, medical personnel examined Carvalho after the fight and sent him to a local hospital for “emergency treatment,” which included brain surgery on Saturday. He ultimately died on Monday.
Submitted Apr 12, 2016 12:05PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Cub Swanson vs. Hacran Dias shifts from prelims to UFC on FOX 19 main-card opener
With an injury on Tuesday scrapping the UFC on FOX 19 headliner, the event now has a new opening fight for the main card. Tony Ferguson was forced out of the UFC on FOX 19 lightweight headliner against Khabib Nurmagomedov next week in Florida due to fluid on his lung. The previously booked co-main event light heavyweight bout between former champion Rashad Evans and former title challenger Glover Teixeira now is the five-round main event. But with Nurmagomedov without an opponent - the UFC has adjusted the lineup, and a pair of featherweights now will open the four-fight main card on FOX.
Submitted Apr 6, 2016 8:39PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
Tony Ferguson out; Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira set as new main event
An injury forced Tony Ferguson off the upcoming FOX UFC Fight Night card so Rashad Evans and Glover Teixeira will step up as the new five round main event bout in Tampa.
Submitted Apr 5, 2016 6:35PM by GDPofMPG - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, The Ultimate Fighter, Fight Camp / Team
Bas Rutten & Michael Bisping throwing verbal stones in April Fool's Day joke (Video)
WARNING: I know April Fool's Day is over. But I stumbled upon this video and believed it up until the end. . I must say, Bas & Bisping were beyond believable.
Submitted Apr 3, 2016 1:56PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA
Cyborg Makes Octagon Debut at UFC 198
BREAKING NEWS! One of the most feared fighters in the world is finally making her way to the Octagon, as Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino faces Leslie Smith at UFC 198 on May 14.
Submitted Mar 28, 2016 1:36PM by RhythmAndStyle - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
ACB 32 Free Stream (YouTube)
Russian Promotion Absolute Combat Berkut hosting it's 32nd event "Battle of Lions" is available to watch on YouTube here: Commentary from Luke 'Bigslow' Barnatt & Steve Cook-Abbott
Submitted Mar 26, 2016 11:09AM by snakeplissken - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
New York State Assembly passes bill legalizing mixed martial arts
The biggest hurdle preventing the legalization of mixed martial arts in New York State has finally been cleared. Long the only state in the United States which banned the sport, the Assembly in the capital city of Albany voted to legalize MMA on Tuesday on a bipartisan vote of 113-25. The bill now moves to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has expressed his intention to sign it. From there, the New York State Athletic Commission has 120 days to adopt guidelines. If all goes according to plan, the UFC will debut at Madison Square Garden in New York City in November.
Submitted Mar 22, 2016 6:46PM by Five-Alive - 21 comments
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Ken Shamrock, Kimbo Slice Test Positive for Banned Substances at Bellator 149
Both Ken Shamrock and Kimbo Slice have failed drug tests ahead of their bouts at Bellator 149 in Houston on Feb. 19. Sherdog.com learned of Shamrock’s positive test from a source close to the situation. MMAFighting.com reports that Slice also tested positive for a banned substance prior to the event. It is currently unknown for which substances the fighters tested positive. Sherdog.com recently filed a records request with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for drug tests results from the event. However, the results for Shamrock and Slice were redacted due to pending litigation. According to MMAFighting.com, both fighters have been received an administrative suspension from TDLR. Competitors on the card had their urine tested prior to the event.
Submitted Mar 11, 2016 6:15PM by GDPofMPG - 11 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Mauro Ranallo Reunited with Bas Rutten as New Inside MMA Host
AXS TV FIGHTS on Wednesday announced renowned combat sports personality and broadcaster Mauro Ranallo will be the new host of INSIDE MMA, the longest running and only independent MMA news series on television, beginning Friday, March 25. A veteran broadcaster with over 30 years’ experience, Ranallo will bring his energetic broadcasting style and opinionated views on the world of combat sports to INSIDE MMA alongside UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten and correspondent Ron Kruck Friday nights at 9:30 p.m. PT/12:30 a.m. ET following AXS TV FIGHTS’ weekly live MMA and Muay Thai broadcasts. Ranallo is best known for his play-by-play commentary for prestigious organizations such as Pride Fighting Championships, which he called alongside his new co-host Rutten for several years; Showtime Boxing, where he recently called the international feed of the historic Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight; and Strikeforce, which was home to MMA superstars like Ronda Rousey, Daniel Cormier and Luke Rockhold. In 2015, Ranallo helped AXS TV launch its hit pro wrestling series NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING calling matches alongside former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett, before signing with WWE as the new voice of Smackdown.
Wanderlie Silva Joins Rizin, Faces Sakuraba in Tag Team Grappling Match on April 17th
Japanese promoter Rizin Fighting Federation on Monday announced that it has inked Silva to “a multi-year promotional contract.” The move reunites “The Axe Murderer” with Rizin president Nobuyuki Sakakibara, the co-founder and former head of Pride, whose 205-pound title Silva held from 2001 to 2007.
Submitted Mar 8, 2016 7:32AM by RhythmAndStyle - 16 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Asian MMA
Dominick Cruz-Urijah Faber 3 to Serve as UFC 199 Co-Headliner on June 4
Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber will renew their rivalry in the UFC 199 co-main event on June 4. UFC President Dana White announced the bantamweight championship matchup during the promotion’s “Unstoppable” press conference in Las Vegas on Friday afternoon. UFC 199 is expected to be headlined by a middleweight title rematch between Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman. The event will take place at The Forum in Los Angeles, marking the UFC’s first show in LA not to be held at Staples Center..
Submitted Mar 4, 2016 6:35PM by RhythmAndStyle - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
Former UFC Fighter, Son Shot Leaving Tulsa Gym
TULSA, Oklahoma - A father and son were shot in a busy parking near 31st and Garnett Monday night. Police said the men were shot in an attempted robbery. A family member of the victims said her husband and son had been working out at the gym but parked in the nearby Rib Crib parking lot around 7:30 p.m. Tulsa police said, as the father, Mikey Burnett, and son, Freddie Burnett, got to their car, two men walked up and tried to rob them. We're told Freddie tried to fight off the suspected robbers after they shot his dad. Police said the Mikey was shot three times in the abdomen and Freddie was shot once in the leg. Police said Mikey was taken to the hospital for surgery. Both are expected to survive.
Submitted Mar 1, 2016 10:47AM by GDPofMPG - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities, General MMA
Jason 'Mayhem' Miller Interview on Inside MMA
Oh boy is this painful...
Submitted Feb 21, 2016 4:59PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Traffic stop audio: Jon Jones 'didn't realize' he couldn't use passport as driver's license

Cop: Reason I stopped you, okay, is you're going 75 down Alameda in a 35, okay? Jones: Was I? Cop: Yeah, I got you on radar, okay. There's no need to be going that fast, man. Jones: I didn't realize I was. Cop: Okay, you got your license or insurance? Jones: I don't, I don't have my license. Cop: Where you headed? Jones: I'm headed to Jackson's MMA, to practice at 8:30. Cop: I need the registration for the license plate. Jones: Is this it? Cop: Nope. Do you have the insurance card? Cop: So, you don't have anything then? You don't have a license with you, no registration, no insurance? Jones: I just threw on some sweatpants and [unintelligable] Cop: Is the vehicle in your name? Jones: No, it's in my fiance's name. Cop: So where's the insurance, man? Jones: I don't know. Cop: You don't know? Jones: No, I don't know. Cop: So why are you driving with no insurance, dude? Jones: Is that illegal? Cop: [snorts] You know it's illegal, man. Jones: No, I don't. Is it? Cop: YES. Everybody has to have insurance. Jones: Yeah, the car's insured. Cop: But you got to have proof of insurance. Just because you're telling me that it's legit doesn't mean that it's legit. Jones: Yeah, I understand that. Cop: I've got to see some proof. Jones: I understand. Cop: You don't have your license with you either, so why are you driving with no license. You know that you have to have a license to drive, right? Jones: Yeah, I have a valid license. Cop: But you have to have it with you. Jones: Yeah. I lost my license a while ago, so I usually carry my passport. Cop: Be straight up, okay. You don't have a license, right? To be driving. Jones: No, I do. Cop: Because you're not coming back in the system as having a license. Jones: I don't know why that would be, because I'm from New York. Cop: So, you don't have a New Mexico license? Jones: No, sir. Cop: Okay, but you've got one out of New York? Jones: Mmhmm. Cop: Okay, you just don't have it with you? Jones: No, no I don't. I lost my... So, I'm from New York and I haven't gotten a... I've been living here, I moved here officially about a year and a half ago and I've been driving around carrying my passport. Cop: Mmhmm. Jones: I left my passport in my book bag at home, so that's the only reason I'm not carrying it. Cop: But you've got to have a driver's license, not a passport, to drive, okay? Jones: Okay, I didn't realize that. Cop: I mean, going 75 is pretty much reckless driving, dude. Jones: Yeah, that's what he's telling me. Cop: So, you're getting a huge break dude. You know what I'm saying? Jones: Yeah, I appreciate it. Cop: You just need to get a license to drive if you're going to drive, alright? And just drive normal, okay? Jones: Yeah. Yeah absolutely. Cop: I mean, yeah you got a cool car, but there's no reason to go drive crazy and kill somebody or kill yourself. It ain't worth it dude. Jones: Absolutely.
Submitted Feb 19, 2016 5:11PM by GDPofMPG - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Fighter turned judge Ricardo Almeida discusses avoiding conflicts of interest
For years, fans and fighters have clamored for those who have competed in the cage to be the ones handing in the official scorecards. However, fighters and coaches make many contacts over the course of their careers, and that leaves the door open to myriad potential conflicts of interest. As a former King of Pancrase and successful competitor in the UFC, Almeida is probably the most high-profile fighter to end up at the judging table, and he told MMAjunkie that the procedures are in place in New Jersey to minimize the impact of those conflicts.
Submitted Feb 13, 2016 3:00PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
UFC Legend Kevin Randleman has passed away at age 44
There's unfortunate news in the MMA world tonight, as we've learned that Kevin Randleman has passed away.
Submitted Feb 11, 2016 10:39PM by FastKnockout - 23 comments
Filed under: General MMA
The path to CM Punk goes through Mike Jackson, who thinks the whole thing is a 'massive troll'
Mike Jackson is the official photographer for Legacy FC. And it's in that capacity that he thought he'd be encountering Mickey Gall next month. When Jackson first got a call from Legacy matchmaker Collin Cantrell two weeks ago, he was really confused. Cantrell was talking about Gall and Legacy and a fight in early February. Jackson wasn't really sure where he fit in. "In my head I'm thinking, 'Y'all gonna fly me to Minnesota to come take pictures of Mickey Gall?'" Jackson said. No, Cantrell explained to Jackson. We want you to fight Gall, the matchmaker told him. "I was like, 'Fight who?'" Jackson said. "He's like, 'If you fight Mickey Gall, you get CM Punk.' That's how they're hyping this up to me. I was like, 'This makes no sense. What are you talking about?'"
Submitted Feb 3, 2016 10:18AM by GDPofMPG - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Sergei Kharitonov signs with Bellator
Scott Coker is linking up with another familiar face. Heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov has signed an exclusive multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA, according to sources close to the promotion. The Russian striker is currently expected to make his debut in May.
Submitted Feb 3, 2016 10:11AM by GDPofMPG - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
4x world BJJ champion has MMA debut set for October in Japan
Four-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion, Rodolfo Vieira now has a month and an organization settled for his MMA debut. Although he has no opponent in sight yet, he will have his first MMA fight in October at Real Fight Championship, a company based in Japan, as Tatame reported. Already training at American Top Team, Vieira is excited about the transition.
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 11:45PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Breaking: CSAC to regulate dehydration and IV use for weigh-ins as soon as March 1st
The California State Athletic Commission's war on dehydration and extreme weight cutting continued Tuesday. CSAC passed a package of new, emergency regulations regarding weight cutting at its meeting in Downtown LA. The new rules include a ban on dehydration to make weight, the prohibition of IVs to rehydrate and the ability to move back the time of weigh-ins. "Dehydration and weight cutting are the biggest problem facing mixed martial arts today," CSAC executive officer Andy Foster told the commissioners. "There are more mixed martial events in California than any other state, so this is the biggest problem facing this commission."
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 8:16PM by GDPofMPG - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
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