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John Cena Discusses UFC
(content.usatoday.com)
John Cena discussed the UFC in an interview with USA Today. In the brief interview Cena discusses his opinions about the UFC, possibly fighting, and UFC management.
Submitted Jun 19, 2010 6:06PM by BlueSkiesBurn - 29 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
If Koscheck beats GSP Fitch will move up to185
(mmamania.com)
Former welterweight number one contender Jon Fitch would rather sacrifice his title aspirations than have to fight friend and American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) team mate Josh Koscheck
Submitted Jun 17, 2010 4:39PM by BigIP - 27 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
MMA in New York? Senate passes MMA bill; moves to assembly.
(poughkeepsiejournal.com)
ALBANY -- A controversial bill that would legalize mixed-martial arts events in New York narrowly passed the state Senate on Wednesday, but the bill faces an uncertain future in the Assembly as the legislative session winds down. If enacted into law, mixed-martial arts would be subject to many of the same regulations currently imposed on boxing and other grappling sports, and the state athletic commission would be charged with issuing licenses to leagues and organizations looking to host an event. Sen. Kevin Parker, D-Brooklyn, said mixed-martial arts should be viewed the same as any other sport in the state. Parker sponsors the bill in the Senate, while Assemblyman Steven Englebright, D-Setauket, Suffolk County, sponsors the bill in the Assembly.
Submitted Jun 16, 2010 7:48PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Hype Yourself in EA Sports MMA
(xbox360.ign.com)
A few weeks ago I sat down at EA's Los Angeles studios to check out EA Sports MMA's online features, or at least one of them. I assumed I was sitting down to check out some sort of new ranking system or a demo of how experience points earned online would benefit your single-player character. Boy was I wrong. Instead, what I saw was one of the most forward-thinking online features I've ever seen in a sports game. I'm sure EA Sports MMA will have the requisite quick match and ranked match features that we all expect, but the real bread and butter is the Live Broadcast mode. Basically this allows for players to compete for real-world prizes in-game and build up personas online. But how do you earn the right to compete in one of these Live Broadcasts? Well, there are a few ways. The first is obviously just being damn good at EA Sports MMA and ascending the leaderboards. But EA Sports also wants to incorporate active community members into the mix along with members with standout personalities. How can you show your personality in-game, you ask? Well, that's probably the coolest part of all of this.
Submitted Jun 15, 2010 11:08PM by TimW001 - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Angela Magana is latest addition to Bellator's season-three women's tourney
(mmajunkie.com)
Former high-school wrestler and amateur boxer Angela Magana is the latest addition to Bellator Fighting Championships' season-three women's tournament. Bellator officials today announced the signing. Magana (9-4 MMA, 0-0 BFC) is the fifth confirmed participant for the eight-slot 115-pound tournament, which commences in August. Magana, 26, turned pro three years ago and has fought for organizations such as the Las Vegas-based TUFF-N-UFF and HOOKnSHOOT. Seven of the jiu-jitsu practitioner's nine wins have come via stoppage, five via submission.
Submitted Jun 15, 2010 11:35AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
"EA Sports MMA" in stores Oct. 19, Emelianenko and Couture on cover
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture and Strikeforce heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko will be featured on the cover of "EA Sports MMA," officials today announced. Additionally, officials announced an Oct. 19 release date for the videogame title. "EA Sports MMA," which goes head-to-head with THQ's award-winning and bestselling "UFC Undisputed" franchise, will be available on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms. Dozens of fighters – mostly from Strikeforce and DREAM – recently have been announced for "EA Sports MMA." Most of the UFC's roster is featured in THQ's rival "UFC Undisputed" franchise, which sold 3.5 million units with its 2009 debut and recently released its 2010 version.
Submitted Jun 15, 2010 8:26AM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
MMA Live presence on ESPN 2 extended to August 2010
(mmamania.com)
Congratulations are in order for Jon Anik, Kenny Florian, Franklin McNeil, and the countless others at ESPN who played a significant role in the development and production of MMA Live over the last couple years. But most of all, congratulations are in order for you, the fans, for making the show as popular as it is today. ESPN has granted MMA Live a three-month extension on ESPN 2 until August due to the loyal viewers, like yourself, that have supported the mixed martial arts news show from jump street.
Submitted Jun 1, 2010 6:24AM by sclasclemski - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
KJ Noons vs Krazy Horse at June 26 Strikeforce
(strikeforce.com)
KJ Noons will rematch Charles 'Krazy Horse' Bennett at the June 26 Strikeforce event in San Jose, CA. Krazy Horse won by first rd KO in their first meeting at EliteXC: Destiny in February 2007. Fight Card: Fedor Emelianenko vs Fabricio Werdum Cris 'Cyborg' Santos vs Jan Finney Cung Le vs Scott Smith KJ Noons vs Charles Bennett
Submitted May 20, 2010 12:32AM by bbman182 - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Dana White says WEC's PPV numbers qualify it as second-best MMA organization
(mmajunkie.com)
MONTREAL – UFC president Dana White can often be just as telling in what he doesn't say as he is as blunt with what he does. Such is the case when the UFC and WEC head is asked about the final numbers for the WEC's first pay-per-view event, "Aldo vs. Faber." As a privately held company, Zuffa, LLC, the parent company of both the UFC and WEC, isn't required to divulge its financial information, but the bright smile of White leads you to believe the numbers must have been positive. Full Article
Submitted May 7, 2010 2:14PM by runningman08 - 3 comments
Filed under: WEC, UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
White: If Silva beats Sonnen and Belfort, he'll need to vacate title to compete at 205
(mmajunkie.com)
MONTREAL – With any fighter in any division, looking beyond that competitor's next matchup is never a safe thing to do. That's true even with the seemingly unbeatable UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who faces top contender Chael Sonnen at UFC 117 in August. But when you're 11-0 in the UFC, a different set of rules tends to apply. And while UFC president Dana White believes Sonnen may prove Silva's toughest test in recent memory, he does have an idea of where a win would take "The Spider." Full Article
Submitted May 7, 2010 12:39PM by runningman08 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Dana White: UFC 113's Paul Daley vs. Josh Koscheck winner gets title shot
(mmajunkie.com)
MONTREAL – UFC 113's co-main event between top welterweight contenders Paul Daley and Josh Koscheck will earn the winner a title shot with champion Georges St-Pierre. UFC president Dana White confirmed the long-expected plans during today's UFC 113 pre-event press conference at Montreal's Bell Centre. The same venue hosts Saturday's pay-per-view event, which includes the Daley vs. Koscheck fight. Full Article
Submitted May 6, 2010 3:15PM by runningman08 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Yushin Okami Vs. Mark Munoz Set For UFC On Versus 2
(fightline.com)
It is being reported Mark Munoz will look to resume him climb up the middleweight ladder when he meets former top contender Yushin Okami at UFC on Versus 2. Full Article
Submitted May 5, 2010 3:12PM by runningman08 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
UC 116 main-card additions include Silva vs. Akiyama, Soszynski vs. Bonnar II
(mmajunkie.com)
Following Tuesday's official announcement of UFC 116 and a headliner of UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar vs interim title-holder Shane Carwin, Ultimate Fighting Championship officials have added six additional fights to the July 3 card. Main-card additions include Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Wanderlei Silva and a Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Stephan Bonnar rematch, both of which MMAjunkie.com previously reported. Official for the un-aired preliminary card include Brendan Schaub vs. Chris Tuchscherer, Kendall Grove vs. Goran Reljic, Chris Lytle vs. Matt Brown, and Jon Madsen vs. Karlos Vemola. Full Article
Submitted May 5, 2010 11:31AM by runningman08 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Shine Fights' Mayorga says he'll quit MMA if he loses to the "nobody" Thomas
(mmajunkie.com)
LOS ANGELES – If things don't go Ricardo Mayorga's way on May 15, his MMA career could be over before it ever really starts. Mayorga, who faces Din Thomas in a 160-pound catchweight main event at "Shine Fights: Worlds Collide" on Saturday, May 15, said he'll retire from MMA if he loses – or even if he wins by decision. If he wins as he predicts – a knockout in the first minute of the first round – he'll call out boxing kingpin Floyd Mayweather. Full Article
Submitted May 4, 2010 9:03PM by runningman08 - 16 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Marquardt vs. Palhares Possible for UFC 117
(mmaweekly.com)
Nate Marquardt didn't have to wait too long for the UFC to find him a new opponent, but he will have to wait a little bit longer for the fight to happen. Brazilian fighter Rousimar Palhares is in talks to face Marquardt in Oakland for UFC 117 on August 7. -------------------Correction to that last story...Marquardt vs. Palhares is possible for August, but show still yet to be determined------------------------ Full Article
Submitted May 4, 2010 8:38PM by runningman08 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Terry Etim vs. Joe Lauzon in the works for UFC 118 in Boston
(mmajunkie.com)
Massachusetts native Joe Lauzon will get his wish. A few weeks after telling MMAjunkie.com that he expected to fight at UFC 118, the organization's first-ever event in Boston, Lauzon has now verbally agreed to face Englishman Terry Etim at the event. Fighters Only magazine was the first to report the new matchup, and MMAjunkie.com has since confirmed the proposed bout with sources close to the promotion. Full Article
Submitted May 4, 2010 6:42PM by runningman08 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara targeted for August's UFC 118 in Boston
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC middleweight Jorge Rivera told MMAjunkie.com in March that he shouldn't even have to ask to fight at UFC 118, the promotion's first trip to Boston. Apparently, he didn't. MMAjunkie.com has learned from sources close to the promotion that the Massachusetts resident and Italian slugger Alessio Sakara have verbally agreed to meet at the event. Full Article
Submitted May 4, 2010 5:12PM by runningman08 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Darabedyan vs. Kerr, Assuncao vs. Nunes official for "WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus"
(mmajunkie.com)
The WEC today announced a pair of preliminary card contests for its upcoming WEC 49 event, as Karen Darabedyan meets Will Kerr, while Rafael Assuncao faces Diego Nunes. Both bouts were previously reported by MMAjunkie.com. Featuring a lightweight matchup between former champion Jamei Varner and fast-rising prospect Kamal Shalorus, "WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus" takes place June 20 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and is the promotion's first trip to the country. The main card airs live on Versus. Full Article
Submitted May 4, 2010 3:25PM by runningman08 - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC, General MMA
 
Jason Brilz agrees to face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 114
(mmajunkie.com)
Forrest Griffin's spot didn't stay empty very long. Mere hours after reports surfaced that the former light heavyweight champion had been forced out of his UFC 114 contest with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, MMAjunkie.com has learned that Jason Brilz has agreed to take the fight on a little less than four-weeks' notice. Sources close to the promotion indicated that verbal agreements are in place and bout agreements are expected to be finalized shortly. Full Article
Submitted May 4, 2010 12:37PM by runningman08 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Forrest Griffin Bows Out Of Bout With Lil Nog
(mmaweekly.com)
Forrest Griffin has had to withdraw from his scheduled light heavyweight bout with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. The two were set to co-main event UFC 114 on May 29 in Las Vegas. A grudge match between former light heavyweight champions and “Ultimate Fighter” coaches Rashad Evans and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson heads the fight card. MMAWeekly.com confirmed with sources close to the fighter’s camp that Griffin injured his shoulder and had to withdraw from the fight. TMZ.com was the first to report his exit. Full Article
Submitted May 3, 2010 11:39PM by runningman08 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
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