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Jake Shields vs. Nick Diaz? No Way, Blood is Thicker Than Water or Gold
(mmaweekly.com)
Now that the UFC and Strikeforce are under the same ownership, the talk of super fights to merge titles somewhere down the road simply can’t be avoided
Submitted Apr 18, 2011 2:44PM by Rabi - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC Vet Luigi Fioravanti Making Most of Move to 185; Faces Andrei Semenov Next
(mmaweekly.com)
It’s become commonplace in MMA for a fighter to either move down in weight or go to a bigger club after a loss (or a couple), but American Top Team fighter Luigi “The Italian Tank” Fioravanti went the opposite route.
Submitted Apr 18, 2011 2:42PM by Rabi - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Former Champ Jeff Lacy Ready to Silence Nick Diaz’s Boxing Talk
(mmaweekly.com)
Challenge extended, challenge accepted. Just days after Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz and his manager Cesar Gracie stated they were focused on a professional boxing match for the Stockton, Calif., native’s next fight, names like Fernando Vargas and Jeff Lacy starting popping up as potential opponents.
Submitted Apr 18, 2011 2:41PM by Rabi - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Woman wins MMA bout not realizing she was pregnant.
(yardbarker.com)
She was up to fin Gina but as you would guess that's postponed now.
Submitted Apr 14, 2011 5:29AM by mrsmiley - 12 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Other MMA Organizations
 
Week-in-Review: List of UFC, Strikeforce & Other Matchups Announced
(sherdog.com)
A complete list of significant new fights reported in the past week.
Submitted Apr 11, 2011 5:20PM by Rabi - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Epic Weigh-In Fail: Heather Martin Shows Up 13lbs Over The Limit For Bout With Amanda Lucas
(cagepotato.com)
With so many deserving fighters flying under the radar these days, that this particular match up got any attention at all may be a crime, but who are we if not willing accomplices? Amanda Lucas, adopted daughter of Star Wars & Indiana Jones creator George Lucas, was set to climb into the cage for the third time tonight at Freestyle Cage Fighting 46. Lucas had spent the past year away from competition sharpening up her skills; unfortunately, her opponent was a little less diligent in her preparation.
Submitted Apr 11, 2011 5:15PM by Rabi - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
George Lucas' Daughter -- Cage Fighter Strikes Back
(tmz.com)
George Lucas' daughter is returning to the dark side -- kick-starting her MMA career after taking over a year-long break ... all because she didn't want to look like a "battered woman" for her wedding.
Submitted Apr 8, 2011 4:16PM by machodog76 - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Pudzianowski-‘Colossus’ Announced for May 21 KSW Card
(sherdog.com)
Polish promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki announced Friday that five-time “World’s Strongest Man” Mariusz Pudzianowski will make his return to the ring against well-traveled Englishman James Thompson at KSW 16. The heavyweight tilt is likely to headline or co-headline the card, which takes place at Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland, on May 21 -- exactly one year after Pudzianowski was handed his first defeat by former UFC champion Tim Sylvia. Also expected to participate at KSW 16 is middleweight standout Mamed Khalidov. Since losing to Sylvia, “Pudzian” has competed only once, forcing Eric “Butterbean” Esch to submit to punches in 76 seconds at September’s KSW 14. The muscle-bound 34-year-old has gone 3-1 since turning to MMA in late 2009, having bested then-Deep Megaton champion Yusuke Kawaguchi and former boxer Marcin Najman before running into Sylvia.
Submitted Apr 8, 2011 1:52PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Focused on Rehab, Jury Targets November Return
(sherdog.com)
Myles Jury wanted to justify the hype. Fate had other plans. Favored by many pundits to win Season 13 of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series, the undefeated Jury (Pictured) instead bowed out of the competition upon suffering a serious knee injury during coaches’ evaluations. The snap, crackle and pop told him it could be serious, and tests confirmed his fears: a torn anterior-cruciate ligament and meniscus. Jury underwent reconstructive surgery in March and set out to restore his health. “It’s kind of opened my eyes to how tough the body is,” he told Sherdog.com. “I’m learning a lot about my body working with my physical therapist. He’s got me rehabbing my whole body now. I think my body was overtrained. I don’t want to get injured like this again. I needed a break.” A little more than a month removed from surgery, Jury has already begun light training. If all goes according to plan, he will return to jiu-jitsu workouts in three months and sparring in six months. One of the sport’s top welterweight prospects, he has designs on a November comeback. “Rehab’s going great,” he said. “I’m working hard, just getting stronger.”
Submitted Apr 8, 2011 1:50PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Cecil Peoples, It's not just his poor judging...
(youtube.com)
Cecil Peoples, the MMA judge who bought us quality judging in the first Shogun vs Machida fight proves its was not his fault, he is obviously blind. Check him out missing this tapout at Gladiator Challenge. Go to the 3:30 mark of the fight... Thoughts?
Submitted Apr 8, 2011 1:04PM by Hendo67 - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ricardo Almeida, Now a Professional MMA Judge in New Jersey
(bloodyelbow.com)
It's been a little over a week since it was announced that UFC welterweight contender, Ricardo Almeida has decided to hang up the gloves and retire from competing in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. At 34-years-old, he mentioned that he wanted to focus more on his family, on his school, and on coaching his teammates. Those aren't going to be the only obligations on his plate though, because as Lary Pepe of ProMMARadio mentioned, "Big Dog" is also now a judge in New Jersey
Submitted Apr 7, 2011 11:08AM by Budgellism - 15 comments
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"TUF 8" finalist Vinny Magalhaes challenges Viktor Nemkov for vacant M-1 Global belt
(mmajunkie.com)
Brazilian jiu-jitsu wizard Vinny Magalhaes is set to challenge combat sambo stylist Viktor Nemkov for M-1 Global's vacant light heavyweight title. M-1 Global officials recently announced that Magalhaes and Nemkov will tangle on the main card of April's "M-1 Challenge XXV: Zavurov vs. Magomedov II" event. Featuring a welterweight title fight rematch between current champ Shamil Zavurov and challenger Rashid Magomedov, M-1 Challenge XXV stream live in the U.S. on April 28 at M-1 Global's official website.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 5:38PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Strikeforce Fighter Gina Carano Begins Training with Team Jackson/Winkeljohn in New Mexico
(mmaweekly.com)
Team Jackson/Winkeljohn has been convicted. Well, technically it’s “Conviction,” as Strikeforce star Gina Carano has begun training with the team in New Mexico in preparation for her return to action in June.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 4:51PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Women's MMA: Potentially Dying in America, Thriving in Japan
(bloodyelbow.com)
The Queen of Pancrase. For those familiar with the testosterone heavy environment of the pioneering MMA promotion, it's something that's tough to wrap your head around. It's not just the MMA business that is changing, it's Japan. A once fiercely patriarchal society is welcoming women into the workforce in record numbers. The role of motherhood, at one time so lauded and respected, has shifted into the background as Japanese women have fewer and fewer babies. These two news items, of course, are connected at the hip. But that's a story for another time and another blog. The times are indeed changing - and that includes MMA as well.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 3:17PM by machodog76 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
MMA fighter Sergio Salcido killed, friend says MMA industry partially to blame
(mmajunkie.com)
Mixed-martial-arts fighter Sergio Salcido and his friend and coworker, Kevin Joel Romero, were killed early Monday morning at a border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico. The Americans were gunned down while sitting in a pickup truck at the San Ysidro border crossing on the way to their jobs at West Coast Beverage Maintenance in San Diego.
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 2:37PM by Rabi - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Bellator Champ Eddie Alvarez Talks About the UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
Bellator lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez just defended his title against Pat Curran at Bellator 39. At #6 on the USAT/SBN Consensus MMA Rankings, he's one of the most highly ranked fighters not currently under contract to Zuffa, the parent company of the UFC. He recently spoke to ESPN's Josh Gross (audio file) about his decision-making in staying with Bellator and not jumping to the UFC (transcription via Fight Opinion): "It means I'm still somewhat in-disposable. If I was among that group, I'd be disposable immediately the day that my contract was taken over by Zuffa, so... I feel like I still can have some sort of say with where my career goes and what sponsors I want to get and whether I want to be in a video game or not. There's a lot of things. The whole signing with Zuffa thing is a big control issue with me and I don't know, I just... I'm happy that they're doing what they're doing but right now I don't know if it's the right move for me." Mr. Alvarez tried to walk a fine line but remain honest about his feelings regarding the UFC. "I don't think they're doing anything wrong. I think they're running their business the way they are supposed to. But my issue with it is the way fighters lose one or two fights and they're fired and, not only that, there is no like, it's not like a union like the NFL, the NBA, and these other sports where the finances are regulated and you have to receive a minimum in order to be a part of that league. Like NFL, I don't know, maybe you have to receive half a million dollars per year just to play in the NFL or maybe a quarter of a million. The UFC's not like that. They can offer someone, you know, $5,000 and $5,000, the guy can fight at first and get his face broken to pieces and then he can totally put on a poor performance and then get fired. That scares me. I would like to be paid like an athlete and, I don't know. I guess I have a lot of issues with it and when I was, I believe when I was ranked #2 in the world, I was offered something from the UFC but it was significantly lower than what I was getting paid at that time, almost like insultingly low and I just, it wasn't the right move for me at that time. I have no qualms, I like the UFC, Dana White does a great job with them and they're definitely the biggest stage on Earth. And if I fight there some day, then great, but right now I think I'm where I'm supposed to be at."
Submitted Apr 4, 2011 10:07PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Perception Not Reality for ‘El Nino’
(sherdog.com)
If a fine line between being technically sound and fan-friendly exists, Gilbert Melendez has walked it with unerring consistency.
Submitted Apr 4, 2011 3:00PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Has Fedor’s Approach Run It’s Course, Joe Rogan Thinks It Has
(mmaweekly.com)
As a longtime broadcaster and a skilled martial artist himself, Joe Rogan’s comments carry a lot of weight with mixed martial arts enthusiasts. Rogan hosted a recent Question & Answer session with UFC welterweight Carlos Condit in Seattle, but ended up fielding several questions himself.
Submitted Apr 4, 2011 2:59PM by Rabi - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Magalhaes refutes weekend's 'Lesnar BJJ prodigy' stories
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Vinny Magalhaes has killed off a hoax story about Brock Lesnar and the Xtreme Couture gym that was doing heavy traffic at the weekend. Quotes from a fake interview with Jay Heiron were widely published, supposedly recounting a time when Lesnar visited the XC gym and demonstrated legendary levels of jiu jitsu as he toyed with everybody from Forrest Griffin and Vitor Belfort to Randy Couture himself.
Submitted Apr 4, 2011 12:40PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ricardo Almeida Retires From Fighting, Not The Sport
(mmaweekly.com)
It was a bit of a stunning moment for many people late Wednesday night when they read the news that UFC welterweight Ricardo Almeida was hanging up the gloves and retiring from active MMA competition.
Submitted Apr 3, 2011 2:44PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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