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ABC says old weight classes just fine, clears up "back of the head" definition and more
The Association of Boxing Commissions recently held its annual conference in New Orleans, and a number of revisions and clarifications to the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts were approved by the attending members. The revisions, submitted by a committee established in 2008 that includes the heads of some of the largest and most influential athletic commissions in the nation, were intended to establish uniformity across the membership of the association.
Women's MMA reality show
Television producer Lyle Howry is quick to dismiss attempts to compare his new women's MMA reality show to "The Ultimate Fighter," but "TUF"-like success is very much his goal. "Ultimate Women Challenge" recently began production and will bring together 16 MMA fighters in September to compete for contracts with a yet-to-determined promotion. The show will put the women through three weeks of intense training and, Howry hopes, deliver the same jolt for women's MMA that "TUF" produced for the sport as a whole.
The Case for Cruiserweight
UFC 91. Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar for the prestigious UFC heavyweight championship. “The Natural” has overcome many obstacles in his heralded UFC career including being the “old-man,” but there was just no way he could overcome the sheer size and strength difference Just because...
THQ exec: "UFC Undisputed" videogame heading to the Nintento Wii platform
THQ and the UFC's popular videogame franchise "UFC Undisputed," which debuted earlier this year with a 2009 installment, will soon head to the Nintendo Wii platform.
CNBC's "Ultimate Fighting: Fistful of Dollars" tonight
CNBC'S "ULTIMATE FIGHTING: FISTFUL OF DOLLARS" will premiere on Wednesday, July 29th at 10PM and 1AM ET. The documentary will re-air on Friday, July 31st at 1AM and Sunday, August 2nd at 10PM ET. It's a hit business like no other. And CNBC is ready for a rematch. Ultimate Fighting Championship – the premiere name in the sport of mixed martial arts.
The Five Rounds Debate: Fighter Safety & Casual Fan Interest
Yesterday, our own Mike Fagan posted an article reporting that the Nevada State Athletic Commission will decide on some new rules for MMA on August 17th. One of the rule changes set to be voted on by the NSAC is to increase rounds within "special events" to five rounds at the discretion of the NSAC. This will most likely be in response to a request from the promotion. The criteria for which a bout falls under the "special" criteria has yet to be mentioned by the NSAC.
Fred Ettish to Return!
Here's one for the veteran Fan. The Long-Ridiculed Cult Figure Hopes to Exercise his Cage Demons, at 53 years of Age. Maybe they can get Keith Hackney or someone to face him.
Submitted Jul 28, 2009 9:58AM by jahdoug - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, UFC
NSAC Considering Five Round Non-Title Fights
According to MMA Junkie, the Nevada State Athletic Commission will be looking to fine tune their ruleset when they convene on August 17th. NSAC has provided a copy of the potential changes here. Among the changes, NSAC proposes to increase leniency with regards to length of bouts. Here's the text (bold indicates proposed change):
Tito Ortiz Sees the Writing on the Wall
Tito Ortiz, my man. I have been an Ortiz fan all my life and say what you will about the Huntington Beach Bad Boy, he’s no dummy. Ortiz is one of the most intelligent fighters in the world when it comes to business sense and it’s one of the main reasons him and Dana White butt heads so often. The two are actually a lot alike.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 1:34PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal: ‘Rampage is playing himself’
What really happened between Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson recently?
NSAC To Vote On Rule Changes In August
The Nevada State Athletic Commission will be looking to vote on a handful of proposed regulatory changes when it convenes for a Regulation Hearing on Aug. 19. And while a number of potential changes will be up for vote at the meeting, perhaps most interesting to MMA fans is the potential institution of limited instant replay. If the vote passes, it will be implemented immediately according to NSAC head Keith Kizer.
Frank Trigg dissolves Triggonomics, signs three-fight deal with Silver Star Clothing
UFC welterweight Frank Trigg (19-6 MMA, 2-3 UFC) recently made the difficult decision to dissolve his six-year-old Triggonomics clothing line and focus full-time on his return to MMA's premier organization.
Stephan Bonnar earns UFC approval, launches NGAUGE INC., with Dana White's blessing
UFC light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar's 2005 bout "The Ultimate Fighter" finale bout with Forrest Griffin will forever be a part of UFC history. Now Bonnar is looking to help capture that moment in UFC history – along with a handful of others – with a new line of products.
Ray Mercer vs. Marcus "Conan" Silveira in works for upstart Fight Time Promotions
When former heavyweight boxing champion Ray Mercer (1-0) knocked out former UFC champion Tim Sylvia (24-6) in just nine seconds in June, many MMA observers felt it signaled the end of the line for "The Maine-iac." But for the 48-year-old Mercer, the quick win will apparently signal the beginning of a run in mixed martial arts.
Fedor Emelianenko, M-1 Global Ready To Negotiate With UFC
Though negotiations between Fedor Emelianenko and the UFC have apparently not begun yet, it appears both sides are willing to meet with hopes of bringing the top-ranked heavyweight into the Octagon.
M-1 Global: Fedor will return to action ‘as soon as possible’
M-1 Global, a partner to Affliction in promoting the recently cancelled “Trilogy” event, has recently issued a sincere open apology to the fans that were planning on watching the highly anticipated show.
Dana White: UFC to hold press conference on July 31 to announce "a lot of crazy things"
The UFC is on the verge of some major announcements. During a guest spot today on the ESPN 1100 Radiothon, a 24-hour fundraiser for The Caring Place cancer charity, UFC president Dana White said the organization will soon hold a major press conference, tentatively planned for July 31. He referenced the media event when asked about reports of Affliction halting operations and becoming a UFC sponsor, the possibility of the UFC acquiring Affliction contracts, whether or not Fedor Emelianenko could be signed to the UFC, and whether a rumored deal with ESPN could come to fruition. "We're working on some big things," White said without going into specifics. "It's going to be a lot of crazy things. ... There will be a laundry list of things addressed."
Submitted Jul 25, 2009 9:19AM by XblacksheepX - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Affliction, General MMA
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brock Lesnar in The UFC Just Got More Likely
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brock Lesnar, a battle between the generally recognized heavyweight champion of MMA and the superstar heavyweight champion of the UFC, would be the biggest fight in the history of mixed martial arts. It may never happen, but it just got more likely.
Affliction Officialls Cancells Trilogy
A week of misfortune turned to disaster for Affliction Entertainment on Friday, as the promotion canceled Affliction “Trilogy,” which had been scheduled for Aug. 1 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. SI.com reported the news Friday morning, and Sherdog.com has confirmed it. The cancellation -- which could spell the end of Affliction's year-long run as a mixed martial arts promotion -- comes on the heels of heavyweight Josh Barnett's failed drug test, which forced him out of the “Trilogy” main event against Fedor Emelianenko on Wednesday. Barnett, 32, tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid and was denied licensure by the California State Athletic Commission.
CSAC: Josh Barnett Failed First Random Drug Test in California State History
There are still many questions that have been left unanswered in the wake of Josh Barnett's positive test for an anabolic steroid, which has forced Affliction to find a new opponent for Fedor Emelianenko on August 1. FanHouse spoke to the California State Athletic Commission's assistant executive officer, Bill Douglas, Wednesday evening to find out more about this situation and what it means for Barnett's MMA future in the United States.