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Randy Couture Went About TRT ‘The Natural’ Way
(mmaweekly.com)
While performance enhancing drug use in sports is always a hot-button issue, none has been hotter recently than talk about testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in mixed martial arts; well, except maybe the latest doping salvo launched at Lance Armstrong in cycling. But with high profile fighters such as Chael Sonnen, Frank Mir, Nate Marquardt, and others involved in the talk about TRT, and particularly in getting a therapeutic use exemption from athletic commissions for its use, it is the topic on nearly everyone’s lips. And the talk covers all aspects. Some say that if there is a proven deficiency that a fighter should be allowed to use TRT to bring his testosterone level up to what is considered normal. Others say that TRT should only be allowed for individuals that have a proven condition, not just a deficiency.
Submitted Jun 17, 2012 9:08PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Bob Sapp losing streak continues with first round defeat in Kazakhstan
(mmamania.com)
From Croatia to India to Poland to Australia, disgraced mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter (and I use the term lightly), Bob Sapp continued his "tour of shame" when he took on Tolegen Akybekov in Astana, Kazakhstan, at Bushido Lithuania 51 this past Friday (June 8, 2012). And once again, he lost without putting up much of a fight, bringing his record to a lowly 11-14-1 with eight straight defeats ... all in the very first round. However, unlike his previous two contests, this fight actually made it past the opening minute. He may not be racking up the wins, but his frequent flyer miles should be sky high by now.
Submitted Jun 14, 2012 1:00AM by prophecy033 - 24 comments
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Derek Brunson replaces Terry Martin, faces Kendall Grove at ShoFIGHT 20
(mmajunkie.com)
Three-time Strikeforce veteran and undefeated middleweight prospect Derek Brunson (9-0) will fight for ShoFIGHT's first-ever 185-pound title. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today learned that Strikeforce officials have granted Brunson permission to face Kendall Grove (14-10) at Saturday night's ShoFIGHT 20 event. ShoFIGHT CEO J.T. Tilley confirmed Grove's original opponent, Terry Martin, was unable to obtain medical clearance with the Missouri Office of Athletics and was forced to withdraw from the bout, opening the door for Brunson. Featuring a welterweight title fight between UFC veterans John Gunderson and Karo Parisyan, ShoFIGHT 20 takes place June 16 at O'Reilly Family Event Center on the campus of Drury University in Springfield, Mo. The card airs live on the Fight Network in Canada and on a tape-delayed pay-per-view on July 1 in the U.S. The new Brunson vs. Grove fight serves as the evening's co-main event.
Submitted Jun 13, 2012 4:54PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Free agent Bibiano Fernandes still mulling offers, not ruling out eventual UFC debut
(mmajunkie.com)
Top-ranked bantamweight Bibiano Fernandes isn't making his way to the UFC just yet, but the Brazilian submission ace isn't ruling out an eventual move to the octagon. But after UFC officials announced he would be competing at UFC 149, only to later say an injury forced him out of a planned matchup, Fernandes wants the world to know he's healthy and ready to fight for the right offer. "UFC is one of the largest promotions in the world," Fernandes told MMAjunkie.com. "Unfortunately, we weren't able to agree to terms this time around. In the future, who knows?"
Submitted Jun 13, 2012 1:45PM by prophecy033 - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Dr. Johnny Benjamin Claims Sonnen’s Hypogonadism is the Result of Past Steroid Use
(cagepotato.com)
Well, well, well. As if it wasn’t bad enough that a mild-mannered, unassuming guy like Chael Sonnen lost *his* UFC middleweight championship due to a misunderstanding of the rules back at UFC 117, and shortly thereafter found himself thrust into the center of an elaborate conspiracy (that’s right, conspiracy) that attempted to invalidate the four and a half round ass whooping he laid out on Anderson Silva, now he has this to deal with this. The poor guy.
Submitted Jun 11, 2012 11:58PM by prophecy033 - 20 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
2x NCAA hwt. champ, 2008 Olympic wrestler Steve Mocco to enter MMA
(examiner.com)
Steve Mocco, 2008 Olympian and a two-time NCAA heavyweight wrestling champ for University of Iowa and Oklahoma State, is now entering mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, Yahoo! Cagewriter Maggie Hendricks reported Thursday. According to Hendricks, Mocco decided to get into MMA after helping Antonio Silva train for his UFC 146 match with former Arizona State All-American wrestler Cain Velasquez Memorial Day weekend. (Velasquez scored a first-round TKO.) "This decision was a whirlwind," the former Hawkeye/Cowboy heavyweight told Sammy Perez of Joe Show Radio. "I was down there training and all the guys were great. Once they discovered I was interested in fighting, everything fell into place."
Submitted Jun 11, 2012 4:32AM by ncordless - 9 comments
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Good News of the Day: Blagoi Ivanov Recovered from Coma, Released from Hospital
(cagepotato.com)
Earlier this year, the future of undefeated Bellator heavyweight prospect Blagoi Ivanov appeared uncertain for the most unfortunate of reasons. However, Sherdog.com is reporting that Ivanov has made a “miraculous recovery” over the past ten days, and has been released from Pirogov Hospital in Sofia, Bulgaria. Ivanov will still require treatment, but is determined to eventually fight again. In February, Blagoi Ivanov was attending the after party of a boxing tournament when a fight broke out. Ivanov attempted to break up the fight when he and two of his friends were attacked by eight men carrying guns and knives. While his friends only suffered minor injuries, Ivanov was stabbed in the armpit, with the blade piercing his heart. While surgery immediately following the stabbing was successful, Ivanov was placed in a medically-induced coma and remained on life support six weeks after the stabbing. At the time, his physicians did not comment on whether or not they expected him to fully recover from the attack.
Submitted Jun 3, 2012 11:00PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
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Following TKO Loss, Phil Baroni Out of One FC Fight with Roger Huerta
(mmaweekly.com)
The planned bout between Phil Baroni and Roger Huerta at One FC: Destiny of Warriors on June 23 in Malaysia appears to be off. Baroni had been planning to square off with Huerta in a welterweight fight at One FC’s next event, but just three weeks out, he took a fight against Chris Holland at Ring of Fire 43 in Denver on Saturday night. While Baroni started off strong, dominating Holland in the opening round, he faded quickly when Holland rocked him early in round two. “The Hammer” poured it on, realizing he had Baroni hurt, and quickly finished “The New York Bad Ass” by TKO.
Submitted Jun 3, 2012 3:08PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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With chip on shoulder, Ring of Fire 43's Phil Baroni 'back to my old self'
(mmajunkie.com)
If Phil Baroni is as good in the cage as he sounds on the radio, then fight fans in Colorado could be in for a treat tonight. "If you're a fight fan, you're a Phil Baroni fan because I come to fight," Baroni told MMAjunkie.com Radio this week in preparation for his fight against Chris Holland tonight at Ring of Fire 43.
Submitted Jun 2, 2012 4:57PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Filed under: General MMA
 
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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