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SB Nation announces acquisition of MMAFighting.com
(mmamania.com)
Great news for mixed martial arts (MMA) fans. MMAmania.com parent company, SB Nation, today (Nov. 7, 2011) announced that it has expanded its MMA portfolio by acquiring MMAFighting.com. SB Nation Chairman and CEO Jim Bankoff made the announcement on today's edition of The MMA Hour. "SB Nation, unlike a lot of other sports sites, from the beginning, put our emphasis on coverage of MMA. We have a lot of big sites in our portfolio like MMA Mania and Bloody Elbow. Those sites will continue to exist as they do exist now and its not really our plan to merge those sites whatsoever." While it's impossible to say this without drawing a humorous comparison to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), you can expect it to be "business as usual" around these parts.
Submitted Nov 7, 2011 4:14PM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Fighters in L.A. for BJJ tournament stop a robbery at hotel
(sports.yahoo.com)
Two mixed martial artists from Oregon were in Los Angeles for a grappling tournament, but they ended up using their skills to do much more than win a match. They subdued an armed robber who was holding up the clerk at their hotel. Watch the security video in this report from KCAL-TV. Brent Alvarez runs Twisted Web MMA in Eugene, Ore., and Billy Denney is his student. They were walking through the hotel lobby when they saw the robber, who had gone behind the hotel's counter, pulled out a gun, and demanded money. The clerk handed over the cash, but yelled for help. Alvarez and Denney jumped on the robber, and while Denney controlled his wrists, Alvarez sunk in a rear naked choke. They held him in place until police arrived. Alvarez is 2-2 in amateur bouts, while Denney is 7-2. According to the Twisted Web Facebook page, Denney took third at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation no-gi worlds. (In no-gi, participants wear a rash guard or no shirt instead of the traditional martial arts uniform of a gi.) Alvarez went 1-1 in his fights. No matter their results, I have a feeling that Denney and Alvarez will remember this trip to L.A. for something other than the tournament. Kudos to them both for being brave and using martial arts to do more than win a match
Submitted Nov 6, 2011 3:49PM by LuckyCharms - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Cesar Gracie Makes Formal Offer To Unite Team Penn & Team Gracie Into One Fight Team/Alliance
(bjpenn.com)
“I was reminded by something that happened many, many years ago. I think BJ was probably about 17 at the time, we were at a tournament and I was giving one of my guy’s instructions. At the time there was an alliance, it was my school and Ralphs school and we where one team and BJ was on that team. I was giving one of my guys instructions and I looked over to my left a little bit and I saw BJ’s eyes focused on every word I was saying and he kind of smiled and said, ‘You always have the best advice, that’s why I always listen to you.’ And it just reminded me, years and years have passed since then, but BJ, take my advice now, it’s time to make something new happen. “ These are the sentiments of famed coach and leader of the Gracie Fight Team, Cesar Gracie, as he tells it exclusively to BJPENN.COM this afternoon...
Submitted Nov 4, 2011 2:00PM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team, Interviews, General MMA
 
Judge Orders Sanctions Against Fertittas In Xyience Case
(forbes.com)
A federal bankruptcy judge has ordered sanctions against Fertitta Enterprises for failing to turn over e-mails from its chief financial officer suggesting the firm might have had a hand in the bankruptcy of sport-drink maker Xyience. The Fertittas, Las Vegas gambling tycoons who also own the Ultimate Fighting Championship franchise, are accused by the trustee of bankrupt Xyience of lending the firm $12 million at a time of crisis and then using the loan to strip the company’s assets from its shareholders. Xyience is a major sponsor of Ultimate Fighting Championship, which the Fertittas bought in 2001 for $2 million and quickly turned into a cash machine. The energy-drink company was founded by a twice-convicted felon and sales genius named Russell Pike, who raised millions of dollars from Midwest labor unions and other investors who later accused him of fraud. The Fertitta brothers also control Station Casinos, which emerged from bankruptcy in 2009. In an Oct. 28 order, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Lloyd King held that William Bullard, the chief financial officer of Fertitta Enterprises and a manager of Xyience, failed to comply with discovery requests for documents related to the company’s bankruptcy. Bullard said e-mails had been destroyed, yet he was obligated to keep them since he knew the loan deal might spawn litigation and trigger rules requiring the retention of all relevant documents. (At a November 2007 Xyience board meeting, before the loan was made, he refused to serve as a director because of threatened shareholder litigation.) E-mails were later found on computers at a Las Vegas beer company where Bullard also works. They detailed how Fertitta proceeded with the loan even though there was a potential $150 million buyout offer from Canada’s Cott Corp. Judge King said Fertitta’s “wilful, bad-faith discovery behavior justifies the imposition of monetary sanctions” to be determined at a December hearing...
Submitted Nov 3, 2011 3:06PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Former Strikeforce Fighter Brett Rogers Arrested Again
(bloodyelbow.com)
Brett Rogers was arrested again early this morning. The Apple Valley Patch in Apple Valley, MN is reporting that Rogers was arrested on an outstanding warrant related to his June arrest. This past June, the former Strikeforce fighter was arrested and charged with felony third-degree assault against his wife. Rogers pled guilty to that charge, and was released pending sentencing. Today's arrest was for failing to comply with certain conditions of that pre-sentencing release. Rogers was also arrested in late September for violating the order of protection issued after the June domestic assault.
Submitted Oct 24, 2011 9:01PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Officials deny Bobby Lashley vs. Tim Hague booked for Shark Fights 21 headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
The same day someone from the company's official Twitter account announced the fight, Shark Fights officials since have denied that their next event will feature a heavyweight headliner between ex-WWE star and Strikeforce vet Bobby Lashley and UFC vet Tim Hague. Shark Fights officials today told MMAjunkie.com the fight hasn't been booked. They also said they "have no idea" who tweeted the news from the company's Twitter account.
Submitted Oct 24, 2011 1:53PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ringside MMA 12 Results: Paul Daley Dominates Luigi Fioravanti, Canadian Prospects Shine
(bloodyelbow.com)
Paul Daley didn't produce a highlight reel finish as many fans expected, but he didn't exactly disappoint either. Daley used superior boxing, solid takedown defense, and blistering leg kicks to dominate UFC veteran Luigi Fioravanti in their main event welterweight showdown at Ringside MMA 12 on Friday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Fioravanti, at no point during the fight, was able to threaten the former Strikeforce contender, flopping to the ground as the fight dragged on, hoping Daley would take the bait. He didn't.
Submitted Oct 22, 2011 3:22AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
'CNN Presents: Fighter Girls' documentary debuts Sunday on CNN
(mmajunkie.com)
Women's MMA goes under the spotlight this weekend with the debut of "CNN Presents: Fighter Girls." The latest installment of the CNN documentary series focuses on MMA and the growing segment devoted to female fighting. The episode debuts this Sunday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT), and replays air at 11 p.m. ET and early Monday at 2 a.m. ET. CNN correspondent Amber Lyon hosts the one-hour special. The special focuses on various competitors, including notable Michelle Gutierrez, a former pro boxer who turned to MMA in 2009. The Las Vegas-based Wand Team Fight Team member recently snapped her three-fight win streak with a loss to Amanda LaVoy. This isn't the first time a major TV news outlet has focused on MMA. CBS' "60 Minutes" aired a landmark segment in 2006, and CNBC's 2007 documentary "Ultimate Fighting: From Blood Sport to Big Time" was so successful that it prompted a follow-up program, "Ultimate Fighting: Fistful of Dollars," in 2009. This time, the focus is on the women, both the fighters and the fans. UFC officials recently said 40 percent of their fan base is comprised of females, and thanks to organizations such as Strikeforce and Bellator, female fighters are getting unprecedented exposure, at least in the U.S...
Submitted Oct 21, 2011 9:43AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Daniel Cormier Would Consider Move to 205 to Avoid Cain Velasquez
(bloodyelbow.com)
Two-time Olympic wrestling team member and undefeated prospect Daniel Cormier vaulted himself into the upper-echelon of the heavyweight division in September after he demolished Brazilian giant Antonio Silva at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. The shocking knockout victory extended Cormier's unblemished record to nine, creating talk that he may, in fact, fulfill a role as the next great heavyweight fighter. Fellow semifinalist Josh Barnett stands in his path of proving that theory for fans, but we won't find out until Cormier's hand heals, sometime in early 2012. In the meantime, Cormier's teammate at American Kickboxing Academy, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, prepares for his first title defense on the UFC's inaugural Fox card on November 12. As you would expect, a world-class wrestler like Cormier is one of Velasquez's primary training partners, making it inevitable that a question arise about Cormier and Velasquez ever fighting one another. Interestingly enough, Cormier told Yahoo!'s Dave Meltzer that it could happen if the money was right: "It'll be a very difficult fight for us to do. It will have to be worth it to us financially. We share the same coaches and the same management team. We'd have to address this as a group, with [manager] Bob Cook, Javier. I don't want to be just a good fighter. I want to be the best in the world. I could be in line for a championship but if it came down to us, I'd much rather go to 205. That would eliminate a lot of things. We have a great thing going at AKA, to avoid a lot of negatives, to avoid people having to choose sides, I'd rather move to 205, maybe beat someone, and then face Jon Jones. I'd have to have that fight instead of Cain."
Submitted Oct 20, 2011 2:58PM by FastKnockout - 21 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Injured Pedro Rizzo out of ProElite 2 main event with Tim Sylvia
(mmajunkie.com)
An arm injury has forced Pedro Rizzo out of next month's ProElite 2 headliner with fellow ex-UFC heavyweight Tim Sylvia. Rizzo today announced via Twitter that he recently suffered a partial tear of his left triceps tendon. MMAjunkie.com could not immediately reach ProElite officials to determine if a Plan B is in place or if a replacement is being sought.
Submitted Oct 17, 2011 12:43PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
HDNet's 'Inside MMA' moves to live Monday-night time slot beginning tonight
(mmajunkie.com)
HDNet's weekly MMA news show, "Inside MMA," makes a permanent move to a Monday time slot starting tonight. Additionally, the long-running program now airs live. Tonight's first Monday episode airs at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) with guests Phil Davis, Roy Nelson, Frank Mir and Matt Hume. The show includes hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten, as well as veteran reporter Ron Kruck.
Submitted Oct 17, 2011 11:03AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Former UFC fighter Joe Stevenson signs with W-1, set to make debut in Feb.
(mmamania.com)
"Daddy's" back. After losing four fights in a row, Joe Stevenson was cut from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster earlier this year. Tonight (Oct. 15, 2011), during the W-1 MMA: "Reloaded" broadcast, it was announced that Stevenson would be making his return to the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) by joining the Warrior MMA roster. Stevenson was on hand in the broadcast booth to help with the color commentary, as well as to divulge that he plans to make his return sometime in February of 2012. No word yet on who Stevenson's opponent will be.
Submitted Oct 16, 2011 10:08AM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Vinny Magalhaes eyes first M-1 Global title defense on heels of ADCC gold
(mmajunkie.com)
The year 2011 has been a banner one for "The Ultimate Fighter 8" finalist Vinny Magalhaes. So far he's registered four straight MMA wins (all finishes), captured the M-1 Global light-heavyweight title, and recently won a gold medal at the prestigious Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Submission Wrestling World Championships. The grappling tournament acted as a weekend getaway as Magalhaes finished up his training camp for his first title defense. Magalhaes (8-5) is set to put his title on the line against Mikhail Zayats (14-5) on this Friday in the co-headliner of "M-1 Challenge 27: Garner vs. Grishin." The event takes place at the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. and airs live on Showtime.
Submitted Oct 12, 2011 7:33PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Women's MMA Report: Honchak submits Modafferi, Young stops Carreiro
(mmajunkie.com)
Missouri native Barb "Little Warrior" Honchak (5-1) picked up the biggest win of her pro career in the main event of "BlackEye Promotions 5: Breast Cancer Beatdown" in Fletcher, N.C. Honchak submitted former Strikeforce title challenger Roxanne "The Happy Warrior" Modafferi (15-9) with a rear-naked choke at the 1:46 mark of round three. Modafferi looked to close the distance early and often in the 125-pound bout, but Honchak's strength advantage was evident as she countered a takedown and took Modafferi's back in round one. Modafferi managed to turn into Honchak's guard, but Honchak swept into mount and threatened with an armbar before the bell. In round two, Modafferi tried to pull guard with a guillotine choke, but Honchak remained on her feet. She reversed a takedown and threw punches and hammerfists from Modafferi's guard for much of the round. With Modafferi needing a finish in round three, she tried again to take down Honchak. Honchak wound up on top in mount and then took Modafferi's back and secured the choke for the tap-out victory.
Submitted Oct 10, 2011 1:17PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
John Hackleman and Chuck Liddell Open The Pit Las Vegas
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, longtime trainer John Hackleman, and TUF 11 winner Court McGee, were on hand recently to open up a new Pit affiliate gym.
Submitted Oct 5, 2011 1:14PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Mike Swick and Roger Huerta's Thailand gym meets resistance, but venture continues
(mmajunkie.com)
Mike Swick is fulfilling a longtime dream, and with fellow UFC vet Roger Huerta, he's opening an MMA gym in Phuket, Thailand. MMAjunkie.com Radio recently caught up with Swick while he's in the U.S. following back-and-forth 24-hour trips to the Asian country. Swick currently is finalizing plans for the new gym's opening. And though the venture has ruffled some feathers at Tiger Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts – a Phuket gym Swick nearly purchased – Swick said his team at American Kickboxing Academy has been quite supportive.
Submitted Oct 5, 2011 1:10PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Report: Tim Sylvia vs Andrei Arlovski IV planned for Nov. 5 in Moline, IL
(mmamania.com)
Former UFC Heavyweight Champions Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski are apparently in talks for a fourth meeting, this time under the ProElite banner on Nov. 5, 2011, in Moline, Illinois. Cage Potato brought word of the possible match-up earlier today. The original Sylvia vs. Arlovski trilogy took place under the UFC banner back in 2005-06, with "The Maine-iac" getting a 2-1 advantage. Unfortunately the third (and what at the time was believed to be the final) meeting of the two was a five-round snoozefest that Sylvia won on points.
Submitted Sep 28, 2011 5:41PM by Budgellism - 22 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
MMA club’s video of eight-year-olds in cagefighting match causes controversy
(offthebench.nbcsports.com)
Yep, you know childhood — one minute you’re sharing your Graham crackers with your best pal during recess, the next you’ve got him in a rear naked choke submission hold. How young is too young to climb into the Thunderdome? I found this and feel writers like this is the reason so many people are misinformed about the sport.
Submitted Sep 26, 2011 5:14PM by telnights - 39 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
MMAjunkie.com announces live stream of Saturday's Cage Warriors 44 event
(mmajunkie.com)
MMAjunkie.com is proud to announce a live stream of this weekend's Cage Warriors 44 event. The show takes place Saturday at HMV Forum in London. The co-headliners feature Ivan Musardo (17-6-1) vs. Joseph Duffy (10-0) for the vacant lightweight title, as well as recent UFC fighter Brian Foster (15-5) vs. Jack Mason (17-8). The live stream begins at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT (9 p.m. BT local time). The full Cage Warriors 44 main card includes: Joseph Duffy (10-0) vs. Ivan Musardo (17-6-1) - for vacant lightweight title Brian Foster (15-5) vs. Jack Mason (17-8) Ashleigh Grimshaw (10-7-1) vs. Graham Turner (17-6) Kevin Donnelly (6-3) vs. Brad Wheeler (6-5) Niko Gjoka (5-6) vs. Neil Seery (8-8) Steve O'Keeffe (4-1) vs. Dean Reilly (5-2) David Howell (2-1) vs. Kieran Malone (2-4)
Submitted Sep 26, 2011 9:55AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Alistair Overeem Splits From Long Time Management Team at Golden Glory
(mmaweekly.com)
Alistair Overeem has apparently split with his long time management representation at Team Golden Glory.
Submitted Sep 20, 2011 12:35PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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