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Hector Lombard vs Nate Marquardt welterweight bout official for UFC 166 on Oct. 19 in Houston
Ask and you shall receive. Hector Lombard played matchmaker less than two weeks ago, officially announcing he'd cut to 170 pounds and that he wanted a fight against former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nate Marquardt. It wasn't the first time he'd asked for the fight either. Lombard has wanted a piece of Marquardt for over two years now, hearkening back to his Bellator days when "The Great" was originally kicked from UFC for elevated levels of testosterone. MMAFighting has confirmed that Lombard vs. Marquardt will go down at UFC 166 this fall (Oct. 19, 2013) in Houston's Toyota Center.
Heads Up, Bachelors: Gina Carano is Single Again!
Dependent on whether you’re just a single dude with incredibly unrealistic expectations or a gossip whore with an incredibly loose grasp on reality, you will probably take the news that Gina Carano is once again single as either a gift from the Gods or a travesty on par with the time K-Stew and R-Pats broke up. GINA CARANO IS SINGLE AGAIN, YOU GUYS. Let’s celebrate with photos and gifs.
Rosenthal gets 37 months for conspiracy to distribute
Josh Rosenthal was sentenced today, and for those who might have been expecting a slap on the wrist, the results will probably come as something of a shock.
Gilbert Yvel retires from MMA
http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/6/30/4479922/noted-striker-and-ufc-veteran-gilbert-yvel-announces-retirement-mma-news Sorry all, posting from my phone means that I cannot make the above a single link, but it is note worthy still. Essentially Gilbert Yvel is now retired from MMA.
To MMA or not to MMA? An Olympic wrestler weighs his options
Dodging puddles in an unpaved parking lot on a rainy June afternoon, Jake Herbert attempted to put his career dilemma in the simplest terms possible. Not an easy task, considering the gravity of the choices that lay in front of the 28-year-old Olympian and two-time NCAA freestyle wrestling national champ. On one hand, there are the 2016 Games to think about. On the other, there's the potential to make a lot more money beating up other men in a cage as a professional MMA fighter. And behind door number three? "That's the thing," Herbert said and cocked his head with a shy smile. "I actually studied at Northwestern." This is the problem Herbert faces, though it's a good problem, all things considered. The time is coming where he is going to have to choose a path. The choice he makes could say a lot about MMA's ability to appeal to qualified outsiders, and also about wrestling's enduring hold even at a time of turmoil on the international scene. At the heart of that choice is a question that's interested me for a long time, as someone who writes about and loves this sport, yet sometimes can't understand what compels certain people to do it...
Women’s MMA Pioneer Megumi Fujii Announces Retirement Bout
Women’s mixed martial arts pioneer Megumi Fujii on Saturday became the latest fighter to announce her retirement.
Paul Kelly Speaks From Behind Bars
The news of Paul Kelly’s court case made it to websites and other media outlets around the world, spreading like wildfire. Now, for the first time, Paul has released a statement to The Fight Lounge, regarding the situation.
Kevin Harvick, Inc. Adds Athlete Management to Its NASCAR Clientele, Signs UFC’s Donald Cerrone
Kevin Harvick, Inc., owned by NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick and wife DeLana, has been a part of NASCAR for a decade and will reach outside of the auto racing industry for the first time to manage athletes. The company announced on Thursday that it has signed UFC lightweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone as its first client.
No MMA in New York in 2013
MMA finally in the state of New York? Not in 2013. For the fourth straight year, a bill to legalize the sport in New York – currently the only state in the U.S. to ban MMA – cleared the state Senate only to be tabled by the Assembly.
Kenny Florian joins Dana White on tirade against Steve Mazzagatti
Following the Jon Fitch vs. Josh Burkman bout, Kenny Florian rants about Steve Mazzagatti's ability to referee a fight. Florian even suggests about his team protesting when Mazzagatti was assigned to ref his past fights.
Paul Kelly jailed for supplying heroin
A former UFC cage fighter was jailed after he was caught running a major heroin ring in Liverpool. West Derby ‘hard man’ Paul Kelly, 29, who earned up to £100,000 a year on the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight circuit, was labelled the “brains” of the drug gang which he set up with childhood best friend Christopher St John McGirr.
California commission halts TRT exemptions, though existing users still eligible
The California State Athletic Commission has put exemptions for testosterone-replacement therapy on hold until it can update its bylaws with a policy that could make the permission slip difficult to acquire.
Diego Nunes signs with Bellator
He confirmed it via his twitter
Connecticut and all of Canada legalize MMA in separate votes
A pair of regulatory hurdles to MMA legalization fell today in North America. In Connecticut, a bill to legalize MMA passed the senate, clearing the way for events to be held in the state. And Canadian legislators amended a law to allow combat sports, including MMA.
Bitter Jacob Volkmann Plans On “Exposing” UFC For What They Are
Very bitter. They always claim that they treat the fighters so well. Yeah, they treat the top five percent of the fighters well – the ones that are on the main card all the time. They don’t treat the rest of them very well. The healthcare plan is horrible, with a $1,500 deductible per injury – the catastrophic-injury insurance is not even really good insurance. There’s no retirement fund, there’s no signing bonus. You start off at six-and-six, you’re really not making too much money because you’re self-employed, so you’re paying the self-employment tax and you’re paying the regular tax and income tax. So you’re paying twice as much in tax.
Former UFC fighter sues sex shop after genital disfiguration
Just when you thought you had seen every article possible about an MMA fighter, up pops this one. Former UFC lightweight Waylon Lowe, currently with the World Series of Fighting Promotion, has sued a sex shop after a ‘penis gel’ permanently disfigured his genitals. Philly.com has the scoop: ‘A famous fighter says the Kama Sutra Pleasure Balm Prolonging Gel was far from pleasurable, and instead burned and scarred his genitals so badly last fall that he remains permanently disfigured and dysfunctional.
Fighter killed after Boston bombing questioning
Ibragim Todashev, a 1-0 professional MMA fighter, was shot and killed by the FBI last night after being questioned in relation to the Boston Marathon bombings.
International Mixed Martial Arts Federation Establishes Anti-Doping Committee
The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) announced on Tuesday that they've established an anti-doping committee to ensure MMA is on par with other international sports.
Legacy FC 20 lineup set with 10 bouts, including Prater vs. Ferreira headliner
Next week's Legacy FC 20 event is set with 10 bouts, including a Carlo Prater and Carlos Diego Ferreira headliner, as well as a late change to the evening's main card.
WMMA stars accuse manager Atchley of misconduct
Some of WMMA's biggest stars speak out about their treatment at the hands of Brett Atchley, president of Addison Sports Management.