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Rumors About Fedor Emelianenko Fighting Alistair Overeem Mounting As Strikeforce Does Nothing to Clarify
(twitter.com)
that Strikeforce will run an event in Nashville, Tennessee on 4/17 with Jake Shields vs. Dan Henderson as the main event, along with Bobby Lashley (and Herschel Walker?) on the fight card. Fedor is not expected to appear at the event. Henderson vs. Shields should be fine and I don't see how Fedor on the fight card would have been a huge plus. Sure, it would be nice to see him fight Alistair Overeem, but I've always counted on that fight happening in DREAM because of the amount of money that K-1 could put up to make that fight happen. A suggestion perhaps - have the fight happen in Japan on the same day as a Strikeforce CBS event and just air the taped fight on the CBS telecast that same day.
Submitted Feb 22, 2010 7:42PM by Jride - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Dream, M-1 Global, General MMA
 
Heath Herring clarifies recent UFC criticism, says non-fight ventures simply more lucrative
(mmajunkie.com)
“I think the whole five Ferrari comment is that at this point in my career, I’m actually making less money than when I was younger and I was 23 years old,” Herring told MMAjunkie.com. “Like I said, I’ve got these business opportunities that have arisen, and it actually makes more sense for me to try to do that financially than try to take the time out and fight. That’s the decision I’m being faced with right now.” It wasn’t an easy decision, he noted. “It’s obviously a risk that I wrestle with on a daily basis,” he said. “It’s been a very tough decision for me. But with my current contract, I feel like I’ve hit the glass ceiling, so to speak. It’s not that I don’t ever want to fight again. But I have to be intelligent with my body and my time, and (if) I can find something that pays off better, I need to go down that road. “I’ve got a lot of scars and wounds but not a lot to show for it. It’s like, ‘Do you want to keep destroying your body?’ I love fighting. But it’s like you wake up one day – and I’m almost 32 years old now – and you say, ‘What have I really done? What’s the legacy I’ve left for my child and my family, other than do you want to watch me on YouTube? You want to watch me on Spike TV?’
Submitted Feb 19, 2010 1:19PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Fight Path: Olympic hopeful and UFC newcomer Mario Miranda a natural at MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
In leaving behind his home, family and fitness gym owned by his aunt where he trained in jiu jitsu throughout his youth, Miranda moved to Boston. There was no special reason, really, just a relative who lived there and an opportunity to try something new.
Submitted Feb 19, 2010 11:55AM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC Quick Quote: Dana White ready for MMA to come (back) to the Olympics
(mmamania.com)
UFC President Dana White is all for the return of mixed martial arts to the Olympic Games, International sport's most hallowed ground. MMA existed under the Olympic banner back in Ancient Greece in the form of Pankration, a combination of boxing and wrestling but may not have the public support that it once did.
Submitted Feb 18, 2010 1:12PM by RhythmAndStyle - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC
 
Paul Daley - GSP will Lose & Koscheck will get KTFO
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Paul Daley “Semtex Ready to Explode on Koscheck”

PDG: Obviously fighters like to hype fights; here what Josh had to say in recent interview: "I plan on rearranging them teeth in his mouth. He already has those braces and those messed up teeth. So maybe we'll put some railroad spikes in there." Is this just hype or is there really bad blood between the two you? Paul Daley: Koscheck is just hyping the fight up. He isn’t the man behind those words and that is unfortunate for him because I am the man behind the words when I say that I am going to knock him the **** out.
Submitted Feb 18, 2010 1:38AM by nwowolfpack - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
MMA in Ontario? Not so fast...
(mmamania.com)
"It's just not a priority for us at this point in time, we have higher priorities when it comes to developing those jobs and strengthening the economy. We have other things on the go right now, and we'll stay focused on those, whether that's our tax reforms, stimulating the economy through investments in infrastructure, getting our children better opportunities at the outset."
Submitted Feb 17, 2010 2:29PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Josh Barnett: Stop the BS and come correct if you want to see me fight
(mmamania.com)
"My issue is only with California. I can fight anywhere in the world and any state in the Union ... as soon as any promotion out there stops bullshittin' and comes correct, that's all. Now if they want me to fight, all they gotta do is step up to the plate, throw me an opportunity and don't put something in front of me that's a slap in my face or ridiculous. I've talked to [Strikeforce] but I'm not really gonna get too much into that."
Submitted Feb 17, 2010 11:51AM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Eddie Alvarez to appear in EA Sports MMA video game!
(8pointmma.com)
I was listening to this interview today and right at the end when Eddie is giving his shoutouts he confirms he will be in the EA game! Yet another reason to buy both games :)!
Submitted Feb 16, 2010 6:29PM by mmapunch - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews
 
New York Secretary of State Favors Regulating MMA
(bloodyelbow.com)
We should not minimize the economic impact of MMA matches, especially on the cities that host these events. At a 2007 MMA match in Columbus, Ohio, some 40 percent of attendees came from outside of the state. That means busy hotels, restaurants and downtowns.
Submitted Feb 16, 2010 1:49PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
NCAA Champion Eric Larkin Moves To MMA
(mmaweekly.com)
2003 NCAA Division 1 National Champion, Eric Larkin, will be making the move from wrestling to mixed martial arts in 2010, and has signed on with a manager while training for his debut fight. A four-time All-American wrestler at Arizona State, Larkin has trained wrestling with fighters for some time now working with Jamie Varner, and other top notch fighters in Arizona.
Submitted Feb 14, 2010 2:17AM by xdanish020 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
MMA Regulation Heads Towards Reality In Alabama
(mmaweekly.com)
Are you paying attention New York? Just one week after Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle signed mixed martial arts regulation into law, the vice chair of the Alabama Boxing Commission, Casey Sears, told MMAWeekly.com that the Cotton State is ready to usher in its own sanctioning.
Submitted Feb 13, 2010 12:06PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Brian Foster Talks UFC 110 & Childhood
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Brian Foster “Ready for Lytle and Australia”

PDG: You had lost your debut with the UFC but most recently beat someone close to the top ten rankings. How do you feel so far with your experiences with the promotion? Brian Foster: In the first fight I had a lot of jitters – which is understandable, but I should have performed in the first fight like I did in the second. Had it not been for the nerves I probably would have. I knew coming into the second fight with Larson that it was get it or go – if I didn't get it they would have probably ended my contract and I wouldn't have fought for the UFC anymore. It is the biggest organization in the world and I'm happy and thankful to be a part of it.
Submitted Feb 11, 2010 1:57AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
It's A Family Affair For The Assuncao Brothers
(mmaweekly.com)
It's a family affair when it comes to the Assuncaos.That's what happened recently when former UFC fighter Junior Assuncao attended a show in Virginia titled "Respect is Earned" to corner younger brother Freddy on the undercard for the show.
Submitted Feb 10, 2010 1:55PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
ADCC champ Braulio Estima talks MMA debut, says Rolles Gracie was hurt at UFC 109
(mmajunkie.com)
The 29-year-old grappler, whose full name is Braulio de Oliveira Estima, long considered a move into fighting but finally signed a contract with the upsart Shine Fights organization after reaching the top of the competitive grappling circuit.
Submitted Feb 10, 2010 11:35AM by RhythmAndStyle - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Arona: “Wanderlei needs to change”
(tatame.com)
While he’s recovering from a knee injury, Ricardo Arona keeps himself posted about everything that’s happening on the MMA rings. Talking to TATAME.com, the former Pride fighter talked about the next fight of his former rival Wanderlei Silva against Michael Bisping.
Submitted Feb 9, 2010 1:07PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Cesar Gracie: I could prepare Jose Canseco for Herschel Walker in three months
(mmajunkie.com)
When former baseball star and "Bash Brother" Jose Canseco called out Herschel Walker on his official Twitter account recently, fans and media dismissed it as a publicity stunt.But Canseco has at least one man in his corner should he decide to make good on his wish to fight Walker: Cesar Gracie.
Submitted Feb 7, 2010 10:49AM by RhythmAndStyle - 16 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, General MMA
 
Wisconsin Signs MMA Regulation Bill Into Law
(mmafighting.com)
Wisconsin became the 43rd state to sanction mixed martial arts when Gov. Jim Doyle signed into law a bill to regulate the sport. The state's Department of Regulation and Licensing will govern the fights, adding MMA to its duties overseeing pro boxing contests. Unlike other states, Wisconsin's law passed through the legislative process in just a few months. The bill was first introduced in September 2009.
Submitted Feb 5, 2010 11:03AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Tapout Opens Charles "Mask" Lewis Theater
(mmaweekly.com)
TapouT officials on Monday night opened the Charles “Mask” Lewis Theater at it’s headquarters in Grand Terrace, Calif., and held it‘s inaugural event, a premiere of the movie "Unrivaled.” Named in honor of the company’s late co-founder, Charles Lewis Jr., who was tragically killed in a Newport Beach car crash in March, the 92-seat theater features tiered, stadium style seating behind a front row of leather seats. It is gladiator-themed with columns and two lion heads on each side of the screen and a chariot podium that sits in the center of a small speaking stage.
Submitted Feb 4, 2010 8:36AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
 
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